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Anna Elizabeth Southard (Trueblood)

Also Known As: "Lyda Kelly", "Anna May McHaffie"
Birthplace: Keytesville, Chariton County, MO, United States
Death: February 05, 1958 (65)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Jefferson Trueblood and Laura Edith Trueblood
Wife of Edward Frederick Meyer; Harlan Charles Lewis; William Gordon McHaffie and Robert "Bud" C. Dooley
Ex-wife of Hal Shaw; Benjamin "Harry" Harrison Whitlock and Paul Vincent Southard
Mother of Private

Managed by: Grahame Krisenthal
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About Lyda Southard

From Wikipedia:

Lyda Southard, also known as Lyda Anna Mae Trueblood, was an American female suspected serial killer. It was suspected that she had killed her four husbands, a brother-in-law, and her daughter by using arsenic poisoning derived from flypaper in order to obtain life insurance money.

  • Born: October 16, 1892, Keytesville, MO
  • Died: February 5, 1958, Salt Lake City, UT
  • State(s): Idaho, Montana
  • Victims: 6
  • Other names: "Flypaper Lyda"; "The Black Widow"
  • Criminal penalty: 10 years to life imprisonment
  • Span of crimes: 1915–1920
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Lyda Southard's Timeline

October 16, 1892
Keytesville, Chariton County, MO, United States
February 5, 1958
Age 65
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States