Martha Wise

the poison widow of Hardscrabble

  Active for 2 years
(1924-1925) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 3 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Martha Wise
  14. 4 External References
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Martha Wise (born Martha Hasel) an American poisoner and serial killer who poisoned seventeen family members, of whom three died, in 1924. Wise died in prison on June 28, 1971.

Martha Wise Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Martha Wise (aka) the poison widow of Hardscrabble, was active for 2 years between 1924-1925, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Martha Wise was born in Hardscrabble, Ohio, human settlement in United States of America. She was raised by both parents. Her father, an unnamed man who was a farmer. Her mother, Sophie Hasel, a farmer.

no degree received. She married Albert Wise. She had five children, one who died at a very young age.

In 1924 Martha Wise started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and four children, where she was known to work as a serial killer.

Martha Wise died on June 28th 1971, cause of death: natural causes at Ohio, state of the United States of America.

Profile Completeness: 74%
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Martha Wise has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 2 weeks ago.

Martha Wise a known:

Martha Wise
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-07-25 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Martha Wise
Nickname: the poison widow of Hardscrabble
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1924 - 1925
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span:      - 1971
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married Albert Wise
Children: five children, one who died at a very young age
Living With: her husband and four children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Martha
Birth Location: Hardscrabble, Ohio, human settlement in United States of America
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Sophie Hasel, a farmer
Father: an unnamed man who was a farmer

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree: no degree received

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: Jun 28, 1971
Cause of Death: natural causes
Death Location: Ohio, state of the United States of America
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Martha Wise

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Martha Wise. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1924
Martha Wise started her serial killing spree. #1924
1925
Martha Wise ended her serial killing spree. #1925
Jun 28 1971
Martha Wise died. cause of death: natural causes at Ohio, state of the United States of America. #19710628
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Martha Wise

Book: Serial Killers True Crime Anthology... (mentions serial killer Martha Wise)
RJ Parker
Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol....
Book: Women Behaving Badly (mentions serial killer Martha Wise)
John Stark Bellamy,...
Women Behaving Badly
Book: The Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories (mentions serial killer Martha Wise)
James A. Willis
The Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories
Book: Ugly as Hell (mentions serial killer Martha Wise)
Carla Glenn
Ugly as Hell
Book: Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in... (mentions serial killer Martha Wise)
Susan Sawyer
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Ohio Histo...
Book: Murder, America (mentions serial killer Martha Wise)
Jay Robert Nash
Murder, America

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Martha Wise

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1494325896 Serial Killers True Crime... 4
1598510002 Women Behaving Badly 1
0811711811 The Big Book of Ohio Ghos... 1
152393851x Ugly as Hell 1
1493018922 Speaking Ill of the Dead:... 2
1590775252 Murder, America 4

Martha Wise (1884 – June 28, 1971), born Martha Hasel, was an American poisoner and serial killer. After her husband died and her family forced her to end a relationship with a new lover, Wise retaliated by poisoning seventeen family members, of whom three died, in 1924. She was convicted of one of the murders, despite defense claims that she was mentally ill and that her lover had ordered her to poison her family.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q6774615 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jul 25, 2019.
  2. Martha Wise on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jul 25, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Martha WISE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jul 25, 2019.
  4. Mara Bovsun, The Poison Widow of Hardscrabble on www.nydailynews.com, Retrieved on Jul 25, 2019.
Internal References

Martha Wise is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #49 of 75 [ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #252 of 326 [ Page 17 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  3. #273 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #421 of 649 [ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #515 of 649 [ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #629 of 649 [ Page 42 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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