Author: The Kitchen Table Historian

I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

Episode 36: The Emotional Insanity of George Scott

George Scott was a loving family man. All of a sudden, he became convinced that his wife was trying to…

Episode 35: Frozen Secrets

   In 1927, William Coffey was a middle-aged newlywed on top of the world. His wife’s family began to suspect…

Frozen Secrets

January is a cold month in the Midwest, especially in Wisconsin. The temperatures routinely hover around the freezing point, and…

Episode 34: Snapped in Birmingham

In 1943, Naomi Cheney was murdered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Six years later, her father, Frank Cheney, Sr., committed…

Snapped in Birmingham

December 7, 1941 was a day that changed America. After a surprise attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor, the…

Episode 33: The Scars of Loss

Mabel Moore and William Stewart each lost a spouse in the early 20th Century. They also had hidden connections that…

The Scars of Loss

In a St. Louis hotel room in 1912, Mabel Moore was distraught. Her and her husband of only about three…

Episode 32: The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

16-year-old Augusta Bartz was murdered in  1892. Even though her killer, Herman Boek, shotgunned her in the middle of road…

The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

Fall is a transitional season. The temperatures start to get a little colder, and the trees start to change their…

Episode 31: My Ghost Stories – Real and Imagined

We all love ghost stories, but not all of them should be believed. Decide for yourself as I tell you…