James (Gilliam) Watson

Joseph Walter Andrew (Gilliam) Watson (1871 - 1939)

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Joseph Walter Andrew (James) "Bluebeard" Watson formerly Gilliam aka Harvey HIlton-Huirt Huirt
Born in Arkansas, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Port Townsend, Washington, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Pierce, Washington, United Statesmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Kootenai, Idado, United Statesmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in San Quentin, Marin County, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Oct 2018
03:19: Kristina Wheeler edited the Primary Photo for James (Gilliam) Watson. [Thank Kristina for this]
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Categories: Bigamists | Murderers | San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California | Serial Killers.

Biography

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Also known as

  • Walter Andrew Watson
  • Charles Newton Harvey
  • James R. Hilton-Huirt
  • William B. Huirt.
  • Milton Lewis
  • Harry Lewis
  • Andrew HIlton

A partial list of wives that Watson confessed murdering includes:

  • Nina Lee Deloney, of Eureka, Montana, married in San Francisco, Dec. 5, 1919, struck on the head with a hammer and smothered in a blanket at Signal Hill, Los Angeles County, on Jan. 26, 1920;
  • Elizabeth Prior, of Wallace, Idaho, married Mar. 25, 1919, at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Her skull was crushed with a sledge hammer. and body was burned near Plum Station, Wash. Married under the name of Milton Lewis
  • Alice Ludvigon of Seattle, married at Port Townsend, Wash., Oct. 6, 1917, and drowned under logs in the St. Joe River near Spokane; He married her under the name of Andrew HIlton
  • Bertha A. Goodnic (or Goodrich) of Spokane, married at North Yakima, Wash., June 11, 1919, and drowned in Lake Washington, Seattle.;
  • Agnes Wilson of Edmonton, Alta., married at Vancouver, Sept. 19, 1918, and drowned in Lake Washington;
  • Beatrice Andrewartha, of Rossland, B.C., married her using the name of Harry Lewis on the 5th of Feb 1919 in Pierce, Washington[1] and drowned in Lake Washington;
  • Eleanor Fraser of Calgary, Alta., married in Seattle in 1919, and thrown into the Spokane River where, according to Watson, she was carried over the falls and crushed on the rocks below;
  • Marie Austin of Calgary, who was beaten with a rock and drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene;
  • Katherine Kruse, married at Nelson, B.C., and, at the time of the trial, was said to be living in Salem, Oregon.
  • Gertrude Wilson - married under the name of J.P Watson in Seatle in 1917, she was a widow and young by
  • Helen Gordon before 1912
  • Elizabeth Williamson Lewis - May 1924 annuled
  • Kathryn Wombacher - Seattle Nov 1919 - under the name of Walter Andrew
  • first Wife - Marie Hollingsworth - Kansas 1903 - as himself - ended in divorce
  • Second Wife - Olive Green
  • Alice Freeman - 2 years


Sources

  1. Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 marriage certificate #63063


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