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Ralph Gragg
Birth name Ralph Marler Gragg
Occupation Sawmill worker (unemployed)
Born (1917-06-17)June 17, 1917
Died

May 2, 1951(1951-05-02) (aged 33)
Collettsville, North Carolina, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Spouse(s) Ruth Story
Attack information
Date May 2, 1951
8:30 p.m.
Location(s) Collettsville, North Carolina, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 8
Weapon(s) Shotgun
Arson

Ralph Marler Gragg was an American unemployed sawmill worker who beat his eight children to death with a shotgun in Collettsville, North Carolina, United States on May 2, 1951. He afterwards set his house on fire and committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28]

VictimsEdit

  • Catherine Gragg, 15, his daughter
  • Christine Gragg, 13, his daughter
  • Jimmy Gragg, 10, his son
  • Peggy Ann Gragg, 9, his daughter
  • Carolyn Jane Gragg, 7, his daughter
  • Paul Edward Gragg, 5, his son
  • Betty June Gragg, 4, his daughter
  • Rebecca Louise Gragg, 3, his daughter

ReferencesEdit

  1. Unemployed worker kills eight children, Eugene Register-Guard (May 3, 1951)
  2. Father kills eight children and self, Toledo Blade (May 3, 1951)
  3. Father slays eight children in their beds, St. Petersburg Times (May 4, 1951)
  4. Murder and suicide, The West Australian (May 4, 1951)
  5. Firemen and neighbors, Daily Illini (May 5, 1951)
  6. Ailing father kills his eight children, self, Amsterdam Evening Recorder (May 3, 1951)
  7. Ralph Marler Gragg, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  8. [1], Lewiston Evening Journal (MAy 3, 1951)
  9. [2], Spokane Daily Chronicle (May 3, 1951)
  10. [3], Lawrence Journal-World (May 3, 1951)
  11. [4], The Free Lance-Star (May 3, 1951)
  12. [5], The Times-News (May 4, 1951)
  13. [6], Lodi News-Sentinel (May 4, 1951)
  14. [7], Ottawa Citizen (May 3, 1951)
  15. [8], The Milwaukee Sentinel (May 4, 1951)
  16. [9], Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 4, 1951)
  17. [10], The Times-News (May 3, 1951)
  18. [11], The Dispatch (May 4, 1951)
  19. [12], The Owosso Argus-Press (May 3, 1951)
  20. [13], The Dispatch (May 3, 1951)
  21. [14], The Robesonian (May 3, 1951)
  22. [15], Statesville Landmark (May 3, 1951)
  23. [16], Rome News-Tribune (May 3, 1951)
  24. [17], The Tuscaloosa News (May 3, 1951)
  25. [], [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
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  28. [], [[Wikipedia:|]] ()

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