Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mystery Person Contest


Ready, Set Go!!!!

UPDATE

OK, it is Sunday Morning and no one has gotten it, so I am the Winner! From the sweet an innocent look on the face, you should have guessed that this woman was a killer. On November 21, 1920 Oklahoma Oilman and Republican National Committeeman Jake Harman stumbled into the Hardy Sanatorium suffering from a gunshot wound. He claimed he had been cleaning his gun, and accidentally shot himself. He died a few days later. Almost immediately his girl friend skips town. No one believes his story that he accidentally shot himself, and a warrant is issued for the woman's arrest (Clara Smith Hamon, pictured above). She made a run for the border, and escaped into Mexico. After some time, she was captured and brought back to stand trial. She was found innocent. Most people felt that she probably had done it, but felt that it was probably justified, and that sentiment likely led to the verdict of innocent.

The story was a National Sensation of the day, due to the scandal and political intrigue. Lots of coverage in the New York times, and other large newspapers.

So, the woman was Clara Smith Hamon, no one got it, and PJM is the winner!

PJM!!! PJM!!! PJM!!!

71 comments:

  1. Nellie Bly? Looks like our subject, but I have no connection with our latest subjects

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bernadette Peters' Mom

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bernadette Peters' Mom?

    Ha!

    I am noticing a distinct lack of good entries. I believe that this will be my time to be victorious.

    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hmmm, could it be Anne Morrow Lindbergh?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mary Brian ? From Man Power ??

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ha!

    It is not Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

    It is not Mary Brian.

    Perhaps I have bested you all?
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is not Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  8. my first thought: Sigourney Weaver has traveled back in time! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sigourney Weaver . . . still no winner.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  10. Not a clue.... But Im going to just say how about Miss America? Since we just finshed another round of them this past week. Then we would have to guess the year. So.... maybe not.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Bethe,
    Not miss America.

    Hmmm . . . perhaps I should prepare plans for a victory breakfast.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oops! Mind to tell me if is she an actress ?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Emma,
    No hints . . . this is about me getting a Victory Breakfast after all.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is not Alice Paul.

    Hmmm . . . I think I would like a home made breakfast sandwich for my victory breakfast.

    Fresh Chickie Town eggs, a nice piece of hard cured, home smoked, canadian bacon, some fresh chedar cheese, and a give green chili. Now that would be a good victory breakfast.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  15. How about Susan B. Anthony? I think this is another good guess with help from my girl friend.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Or how the writer of Little Woman and Little men Louisa May Alcott

    ReplyDelete
  17. It is not Susan B. Anthony.

    It is not Louisa May Alcott

    It is not Louisa Ayn Rand

    It is not Lady Sainsbury

    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  18. Could it be conresswoman Mary T. Norton??

    ReplyDelete
  19. It is not Annie Oakley
    It is not Margaret Sanger
    It is not Margaret Chase Smith

    I feel victory is mine this round.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have no idea but this is getting very exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Roberta, I am excited as well. I feel that most have given up already, and at 5:00 AM in the morning the contest will be over and I will be coroneted the winner if no one has gotten it by then.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  22. It is not Aimee Semple McPherson

    It is not amelia earhart.

    I wonder if it is too late to find some fresh oranges so I could have freshly squeezed orange juice with my victory breakfast.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  23. It's very exciting now haha, I would guess again for Alice Joyce ?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Not Alice Joyce
    Not Glynis Johns
    Not Julia Child

    I have stumped you all!
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  25. Could it have been the model for Rosie the Riveter.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Since we're shooting in the dark, I'll guess it's a photo of young Eunice Kennedy.

    I agree with Mathan, it looks like it could be of Bernadette Peters' mom.

    ReplyDelete
  27. It is not:

    Clara Driscoll, Ingrid Bergman, or model for Rosie the Riveter.

    Time is growing short. Perhaps I will actually win this week.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  28. Is is Lillian Carter?

    ReplyDelete
  29. It is not Eunice Kennedy
    It is not Lilian Carter.

    Wow, it is getting late. Not much time left to get it.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  30. Is it Frances Seymour Brokaw, the mother of Jane Fonda?

    ReplyDelete
  31. It is not Frances Seymour Brokaw.

    My confidence grows!
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  32. Mr. PJM, congratulations!
    The victory breakfast sounds yummy :)
    Home raised eggs and home smoked bacon, and especially the green chilis, mmmmmhmm!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Joe,
    Thanks for the kind words.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  34. HaddaHammer,
    It is not Clementine Churchill.

    Just a few more hours, and I will be declared the winner.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  35. I think this is Barbara Bush. the elder. you are in Texas, correct?

    ReplyDelete
  36. Nance, I am in Texas, but the picture is not Barbara Bush.
    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  37. jumping up and down! Lady Bird Johnson! Is this Lady Bird?

    ReplyDelete
  38. Sandra Day O'Conner?

    ReplyDelete
  39. I think anom 10:02 is correct. She has to be of the H.E.B. grocery family. She started out in a small store with her ill husband upstairs with t.b. One of the boys delivered groceries in an old baby buggy. My late Father told me he used to visit the the store when he was a kid.

    ReplyDelete
  40. It is not:

    Florence Butt
    Lady Bird Johnson
    Sandra Day O'conner
    eunice sanborn
    Rosalyn Carter.

    PJM

    ReplyDelete
  41. OK, No one has gotten is, PJM is the winner.
    PJM!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Fascinating. Although I'm a native Oklahoman, I'd never heard of her. Did a few minutes of research and it's quite an interesting story. Was it ever made into a movie? IMDB lists her as an actress in a movie in 1921.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congratulations PJM!!! Enjoy your victory breakfast.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Congratulations! Congratulations!! Congratulations!!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Ok, Mr. PJM, good job. Even ENM was stumped.

    Once you've enjoyed your victorious breakfast, are you going to clue us in on the mystery person?

    ReplyDelete
  46. I'm having a problem with researching Clara Smith Hamon. It appears she married a Frank L. Hamon in 1917 and was divorced a few months later. Was Frank L. a brother or other relative to Jake?

    ReplyDelete
  47. Congratulations! You are the master.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh you won...hope your breakfast was yummy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. She had nice hair. Their last names were the same because she was married to his nephew.

    ReplyDelete
  50. She had nice hair. Their last names were the same because she was married to his nephew.

    ReplyDelete