James Watson

James Walter Andrew Watson (1871 - 1939)

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James Walter Andrew "Bluebeard" Watson aka Harvey HIlton-Huirt Huirt
Born in Arkansas, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in San Quentin, Marin County, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2018
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Categories: Murderers | San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California | Serial Killers.


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Also known as Walter Andrew Watson, Charles Newton Harvey, James R. Hilton-Huirt, and William B. Huirt.

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 her body buried near Plum Station, Wash.

• Alice Ludvigon of Seattle, married at Port Townsend, Wash., Oct. 6, 1917, and drowned under logs in the St. Joe River near Spokane;

• Bertha A. Goodnich (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 at Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 10, 1918, 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;

• Mrs. M.A. Watt of Winnipeg, who was 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.


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