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  • John David Pirtle (1808 - 1864)
    Hanged with his horses’ bridles at his home in Dade County by Yankee soldiers during the Civil War. Sons William, Raymond and James fought for the Confederacy as privates in Company A, 6th Missouri Cav...
  • Charles Perry Sellers (1879 - 1911)
    William Henry SELLER'S son, Charles, was hung in 1911 from a telephone pole by a group of four including Abigail's son: Harry HEATH. Newspapers of the time reported: "On the night of June 18, 1911 the ...
  • Henry Carran (b. - 1840)
    Henry Carran In 1839 Hughes and a fellow convict named Henry Curran managed to escape from New South Wales still in their irons and it was said that they endured unimaginable hardships before reachin...
  • George Hughes (b. - 1840)
    George Hughes George Hughes had been in trouble with the law in his native Gloucestershire at an early age. He and his elder brother were arrested in connection with the robbery and wounding of a loc...
  • John Hatfield (1758 - 1803)
    The fraudster John Hatfield in the summer of 1802, some ten years after Mary was first gained public notice. Presenting himself as Colonel Alexander Augustus Hope, MP for Linlithgowshire in Scotland an...

Death by Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck.

Please add profiles of people who have died by hanging to this project.


1) Hanging has been used as a method of capital punishment since medieval times, and is the official execution method in numerous countries and regions.

2) Hanging is also a common method of suicide in which a person applies a ligature to the neck and brings about unconsciousness and then death by suspension.

notable hangmen

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