|Spouse(s)||Hattie Wells Dunham|
|Date||May 26, 1896|
|Location(s)||Campbell, California, United States|
James C. Dunham, was a multiple murderer who, on the night of May 26, 1896, killed his wife, her family, and two of that family's servants in Campbell, California.
Using an axe and two revolvers, Dunham murdered:
- Hattie Wells Dunham (Dunham's wife)
- James Wells (Hattie's brother)
- Ada Wells McGlincy (Hattie's mother)
- Colonel Richard Parran McGlincy (Hattie's stepfather)
- two household servants Minnie Schlesser & Robert Briscoe
Dunham's motives are unknown. The sole survivors were Dunham's and Hattie's 3-week-old son and a farmhand, George Schaible, who had hidden in the barn during the massacre. Although investigators conducted an extensive manhunt throughout Santa Clara County, California Dunham was never found and the case remains officially open.
- Full article on Court TV's The Crime Library
- May 28, 1896 San Francisco Call newspaper coverage of the crime
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