Samuel T. Whittaker and Ethel E. Whittaker at a beach, 1936 (copy photo)
- Samuel T. Whittaker and Ethel E. Whittaker at a beach, 1936 (copy photo)
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- October 13, 1936
- Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
In 1936 Ethel Whittaker was murdered in a fake hold-up plot. The transient who faked the hold-up was hired by her husband, Samuel Whittaker. Samuel Whittaker had taken out two life insurance polices before his wife's death, in addition to the ones she already had. Samuel T. Whittaker was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died in San Quentin in 1937.
Copy photo taken October 13, 1936
Samuel T. Whittaker and his wife Ethel E. Whittaker stand in the ocean, one arm around the other. They are wearing one piece swimsuits. A pier is in the background.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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