Re: First woman put to death in electric chair ... Ruthless Ruth

Born into poverty in 1895, Ruth Brown had big dreams. As a teenager in New York, she longed for the fancy clothes she saw in department stores, but her job as a telephone operator barely paid the rent. Determined to get ahead, she took shorthand classes and dreamed of marrying Prince Charming.

 

And soon did. She landed a job at Boating Magazine as secretary to the editor, Albert Snyder, a wealthy older man. They married in 1915, but trouble arose immediately. Ruth had a rival.

 

Read more on my DARK DEEDS blog:

http://darkdeeds.susanfleet.com/blog_1.php?entry_id=1316639310&...

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Tags: 1920s, New, York, chair, domestic, electric, famous, homicide, killers, murders, More…women

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