Saturday, October 24, 2009

Greatest Mystery Person Contest Ever

OK, this is going to be the greatest Mystery Contest ever. Today, you have to tell me who this lady is, and what crime she had committed and been arrested for.

77 comments:

  1. Lizzy Borden, who was accused of, tried for and acquitted of murdering her father and step-mother with an axe

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  2. Is it serial killer Belle Gunness who was arrested for killing 49 people on her small farm in La Porte, Indiana?

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  3. Mark,
    No she was not a serial killer.
    PJM

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  4. Jeff sez
    elizabeth cady stanton

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  5. Jeff,
    Nope, not Ms. Stanton.
    PJM

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  6. Is this Klondike Kate who was arrested for selling liquor without a license?

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  7. Margaret Sanger, her crime was dispensing birth control information.

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  8. Good Morning Heather,
    It is not Klondike Kate.

    HA!

    I smell a victory coming my way this week.

    PJM

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  9. How about Belle Schooler, who was arrested for being a "Madame"

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  10. Snapshot,
    That is not the person, and that is not the crime.

    PJM

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  11. Heather,
    Not Belle, and that was not the crime.

    Sometimes I wonder why I even bother with this contest.
    PJM

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  12. Is it:
    1866 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Dr. Mary Walker. The first woman to serve with the Army Medical Corps as a doctor. She was also a postwar feminist and cross-dresser (for which she was often arrested)?

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  13. Dennis,
    I like your guess. It shows some real creativity and flair. Unfortunately I must inform you that it is not correct.

    Yes, this is the greatest mystery contest ever!
    PJM

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  14. LOL! Dennis, that was an awesome guess! I wish it had been right. I do see some resemblance.

    Well, I'm off to make Apple Butter. Good luck everyone. Dennis, keep working at it. I think you might win!

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  15. Hmmm . . . notice Heather mentioned the apple butter, but forgot to ask me for my mailing address. I wonder if it was just an oversignt, or if once again, I am not on her Jar of Apple Butter mailing list.
    PJM

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  16. Did the crime have something to do with all the animals she's wearing around her neck?

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  17. Rules require that I give no hints.
    PJM

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  18. It's Kate Soffel, her crime was helping Ed Biddle escape from prison.

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  19. Snapshot,
    It is not Kate, and she did not help anyone escape from prison.

    Yes, indeed, perhaps I will win this week.

    PJM

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  20. Could it be Carry Nations?

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  21. Elsie,
    Welcome to the contest. Your entry is not a winner.
    PJM

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  22. Is it Ma Barker, mastermind for her criminal sons?

    Heather - where's my apple butter?

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  23. The mother of the power company manager. Her crime is being ugly in public or have a kid that would be a power company mgr.
    R

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  24. This is Kate "Ma" Barker (October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935)

    Arrested for being the supposed leader of the Barker-Karpis Gang.

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  25. How about Emma Goldman, socialist and anarchist who was arrested for inciting riots?

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  26. Marty,
    It is not Ma Barker.
    PJM

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  27. Smartgirl,
    It is not Emma,
    PJM

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  28. Is it the writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues Emma Goldman who was sentenced to two years in jail for conspiring to "induce persons not to register" for the 1917 draft.

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  29. Anon,
    I repeat, for the second time, it is NOT Emma.

    Some times I wonder if anyone out there is even worthy of this wonderful contest.

    PJM

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  30. Could it be Molly Hatchett? My husband asked me to ask...

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  31. How about Helen Armstrong for the Winnipeg general strike in 1919? Or for her women's rights activities?

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  32. How about: Dora Lewis

    arrested for burning copies of Woodrow Wilson's
    speeches

    and arrested for speaking at protests that were in memory of Inez Milholland,

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  33. Mary Harris Jones who was convicted, along with other union organizers, of conspiring to commit murder after organizing the "Children's Crusade" against child labor.

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  34. Is it Mother Jones - the labor organizer?

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  35. Where is Nate today?
    PJM must be out running errands, so I'll put in more guesses:

    Dorothea Palmer for telling women about birth control.
    Annie Buller for starting a defense fund for strikers.

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  36. Hi All,

    Not Molly Hatchet
    Not Helen Armstrong
    Not Dora Lewis
    Not Harris Jones
    Not Mother Jones
    Not Dorothea Palmer
    Not Annie Buller.

    I knew this would be a good one. Only I know the mystery person and her crime.

    PJM

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  37. Mary Mallon who police took into custody for spreading typhoid fever?

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  38. Mark,
    It is not typhoid Mary.
    PJM

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  39. Wild guess....

    Marie Josephine Eastwick for forgery

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  40. is is Kate MA Barker she was charged for condoning and even planning her sons crimes

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  41. Pearl Hart-train/stagecoach robber

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  42. to add to Pearl Hart-possession of stolen goods/robbing a stagecoach

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  43. Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872?

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  44. Ma Kettle, guilty of whacking Billy Reed, the chubby travelling peddler, with one of the skillets from his wagon?

    Sorry, that's not even close.

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  45. Indy,

    Ha! Only I know the Mystery Person.
    PJM

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  46. Belle Gunness Notorious Black Widow, in her widows weeds.

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  47. Nope, not Belle.

    Yep, I am the only one who knows the identity of the person.

    PJM

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  48. Victoria Woodhull in her old age. Very beautiful when young. She had been a women's suffragist, free love advocate,candidate for President.

    The crime was publishing what was considered an obscene periodical in the later 1800s.

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  49. Jim,
    Not Victoria.

    Hmmmm . . . maybe no one is clever enough to win this week.
    PJM

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  50. Elizabeth Bigly aka Cassie Chadwick

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  51. Nellie McClung

    Canadian Suffragette

    One of the "Famous Five" whose case
    resulted in Canadian Women declared "persons"..

    Never found any arrests however..

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  52. Squeky and Ross,

    Your entries are not correct.

    Boy, this is a good one. Did I not tell you this was the best one ever!

    PJM

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  53. Dave,
    It is not Bessie.

    Ha! I have stumped you all.

    PJM

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  54. This is Annie Edison Taylor. On October 24, 1901, she became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel - and was arrested for doing it. By the way, October 24 was also her birthday.

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  55. Heather, I hope you are right! That was going to be my guess. I've spent some time looking for this one. I was thinking the car in the background might be important. I found info that the first female speeder was arrested and fined $1, but no name and this lady seems a little old for speeding.

    Anyway, hope you are right!

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  56. Heather,
    Wow, that was a wild entry, but still not correct.

    Hope the apple butter came out good.

    Still, I remain the only one who knows the identity of our Mystery Woman.

    OK, I am off to bed, but will check again in the morning.
    PJM

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  57. Mary Fergusson for theft of a costly string of pearls.

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  58. i haven't got anything done today, thanks PJM

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  59. Gerald;

    I looked at that angle too, one of the first speeding tickets was issued to Lady Laurier wife of the Canadian Prime Minister.


    She doesn't quite look like her so I passed on that one..

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  60. Sorry for the late entry. Could this be the infamous Milton Matson (engaged to Ellen Fairweather) who was arrested in San Francisco for passing a bad check in Los Gatos, California, and later discovered to be a woman while serving time in a the San Jose County men's penitentiary?

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  61. CONTEST IS CLOSED.

    We did not have a winner come in last night.

    OK, The crime this woman committed is that she sat with Black people on an electric train in 1902. She was charged with violating the Jim Crow laws.

    She was the Great-Great Grand daughter of Martha Washington.

    She was the Daughter of General Robert E. Lee

    She was Mary Custis Lee.
    PJM

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  62. Congratulations on another win! I do not know where you manage to find all of the great pictures. I'm looking forward to this next week's series.

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  63. Wow - how ironic

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  64. LOL on the speeding ticket trivia. Lady Laurier is a distant relative of mine - actually Wilfrid Laurier is.

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  65. PJM,

    To do this noble woman a service, why not post this http://www.leearchive.info/rel/images/mary.jpg

    Hard to believe from the 1913 picture, but she was quite lovely without as well as within at one time.

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  66. PJM,

    PS - Did you know today, Oct 27th, is Theodore Roosevelt's 151st birthday?

    Why not a bully picture of him to boot?

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