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Madison, Nellie Maylocked

(05 April 1895–08 July 1953)
  • Kathleen A. Cairns

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Madison, Nellie May (05 April 1895–08 July 1953), the first woman on death row in California, was born Nellie May Mooney in Red Rock, Montana, the daughter of Edward Mooney and Catherine Doherty Mooney, ranchers who had emigrated to the United States from Ireland in the 1880s. The Mooneys eventually took advantage of the federal government's homestead program in the 1890s and operated a sheep ranch a dozen miles (nineteen kilometers) south of Dillon, Montana. Nellie was the youngest of their three children....

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