Jane Toppan

Angel of Death, Jolly Jane

  Active for 7 years
(1895-1901) in United States

31

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

31

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 11 Timeline Events
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Jane Toppan born Honora Kelley, an American serial killer nicknamed Jolly Jane. On October 29, 1901, she was arrested for murder. By 1902, she had confessed to 31 murders. On June 23, in the Barnstable County Courthouse, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed for life in the Taunton Insane Hospital. Died on August 17, 1938

Jane Toppan Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Jane Toppan (aka) Angel of Death, Jolly Jane, was active for 7 years between 1895-1901, known to have ( 31 confirmed / 31 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Jane Toppan was born on March 31st 1854 in Boston, city in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States.

Jane Toppan a female citizen of the United States of America.

In 1895 (Age 40/41) Jane Toppan started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

Jane Toppan died on October 29th 1938 (Age 84) at Taunton, city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

Profile Completeness: 41%
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Jane Toppan has been listed on Killer.Cloud since July of 2017 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Jane Toppan
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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Jane Toppan
Nickname: Angel of Death, Jolly Jane
Victims: 31 - 31
Years Active: 1895 - 1901
Ages Active: 40/41 - 46/47
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1854 - 1938
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: nurse, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 31, 1854
Given Name: Jane
Birth Location: Boston, city in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 29, 1938 (Age 84)
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: Taunton, city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Jane Toppan

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jane Toppan. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 31 1854Jane Toppan was born in Boston, city in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States.  #18540331
Mar 31 1874
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 31 1884
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 31 1894
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1895
(Age 40/41)
Jane Toppan started her serial killing spree. #1895
1901
(Age 46/47)
Jane Toppan ended her serial killing spree. #1901
Mar 31 1904
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 31 1914
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 31 1924
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Mar 31 1934
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
Oct 29 1938
(Age 84)
Jane Toppan died. at Taunton, city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. #19381029
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Jane Toppan (August 17, 1854 – October 29, 1938), born Honora Kelley, was an American serial killer, nicknamed "Jolly Jane". After her arrest in 1901, she confessed to 31 murders. She is quoted as saying that her ambition was "to have killed more people—helpless people—than any other man or woman who ever lived".

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External References
  1. Jane Toppan on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Jane Toppan on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Emily Allen, Alana Averill, Jane Toppan on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  4. The Clinton Morning Age, Jul 27, 1902 (Page 3) on news.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  5. The Daily Star, Jun 26, 1902 (Page 4) on news.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  6. Akron daily Democrat. (Akron, Ohio), Nov 07, 1901 (Page 1) on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  7. Q447564 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  8. Jane Toppan on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
Internal References

Jane Toppan is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 75 [ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #3 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  3. #4 of 42 [ Page 1 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #7 of 326 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #32 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #223 of 649 [ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #488 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #593 of 649 [ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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