June 3, on this date in 1873...

42. The Walworth Parricide

The name Walworth was an old and venerable one in the state of New York. William Walworth arrived there from London in 1689; during the American Revolution, Benjamin Walworth fought in the Battle of White Plains; Reuben Hyde Walworth, in 1828, was named Chancellor of New York, the state’s highest judicial office. But in 1873 the name Walworth was forever tarnished when Frank Walworth murdered his father Mansfield Walworth.

Date: June 3, 1873
Location: New York, New York
Victim: Mansfield Walworth
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Accused: Frank Walworth
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