Mary Frances Creighton

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Mary Frances Creighton (July 29, 1899 - July 16, 1936), was a 36-year-old housewife, who along with Everett Applegate, a 36-year-old former American Legion official, were executed in Sing Sing Prison's electric chair, Old Sparky, for the poisoning of Applegate's wife, Ada, in Baldwin, New York on September 27, 1935.[1][2] She had passed out prior to the execution, and was executed in an unconscious state.[3] Years earlier in New Jersey she had been acquitted in the similar deaths by poison of her brother and her mother-in-law.[4]


  1. ^ "Mrs. Creighton Dies For Poison Murder. Applegate Follows Her to the Death Chamber for the Slaying of His Wife". New York Times. July 17, 1936. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  2. ^ Jon Blackwell. "Frances Creighton". Notorious New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  3. ^ Mark Gado. "An Immoral Woman". Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  4. ^ Mary Frances Creighton