Harry Kendall Thaw

Harry Kendall Thaw

Born Feb 12, 1871

Harry Kendall Thaw was the son of coal and railroad baron William Thaw. His historical legacy is attributed to one notorious act—in 1906, he murdered the renowned architect Stanford White on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden .

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1871 Birth Thaw was born on February 12, 1871 to Pittsburgh coal and railroad baron William Thaw, Sr., and his second wife, Mary Sibbet (Copley) Thaw. … Read More


1893 22 Years Old …  The elder Thaw died in 1893, leaving his 22-year-old son three million dollars in his will. … Read More
1895 24 Years Old …  In Paris in 1895, Thaw threw an extravagant party, reputedly costing $50,000, which drew wide publicity. … Read More


1902 31 Years Old …  Landlady Susan "Susie" Merrill recounted a chronology of Thaw’s activities during the period of 1902 through 1905. … Read More
1905 34 Years Old …  They were wed on April 4, 1905. … Read More
1910 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 12, 1910, the court dismissed the writ and Thaw was returned to Matteawan. … Read More


1913 42 Years Old Determined to escape confinement, in 1913 Thaw walked out of the asylum and was driven over the border to Sherbrooke, Quebec. … Read More
1914 43 Years Old Madison House in Gorham, New Hampshire for the summer under the watch of Sheriff Holman Drew, but in December 1914, Thaw was finally extradited to New York where he was able to secure a new trial.
…  Nesbit and Thaw divorced in 1915.
1917 46 Years Old In a New York Times article titled "Whipping of Boy Starts Hunt for Harry K. Thaw", dated January 12, 1917, it was reported that Gump in the hotel room was confronted by "Thaw, armed with a short, stocky whip rushing for him." … Read More


1924 53 Years Old 1 More Event
He was ultimately judged sane and regained his freedom in April 1924.
1926 55 Years Old In 1926, Thaw published a book of memoirs titled "The Traitor," written to vindicate his murder of Stanford White. … Read More
1927 56 Years Old In 1927, he contracted with John S. Lopez and detective-story author Arthur B. Reeve for a batch of scenarios focused on the theme of fraudulent spiritualism. … Read More


1935 64 Years Old Ultimately, in 1935, a legal judgment ruled against Thaw and in Lopez’s favor in the amount of thirty-five thousand dollars.
1944 73 Years Old In 1944, Thaw sold the Kenilworth home and moved to Florida.
1947 76 Years Old 1 More Event
Thaw died of a heart attack in Miami, Florida on February 22, 1947 at the age of 76. … Read More
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