Elizabeth Naramore
Birth name Elizabeth Ann Craig
Born ca. 1865
Penalty Found not guilty by reason of insanity
Imprisoned at Worcester Lunatic Hospital
Parents Josiah Craig
Hannah E. Clark
Spouse(s) Frank Naramore
Attack information
Date March 21, 1901
Location(s) Coldbrook Springs, Massachusetts
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Axe

Elizabeth Ann Naramore was an American who killed her six children in Coldbrook Springs, Massachusetts, United States on March 21, 1901, before attempting to commit suicide by cutting her own throat. She was rescued, found not guilty by reason of insanity and taken to the Worcester Lunatic Hospital, where she was released five years later.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]


  • Ethel Marion Naramore, 9, her daughter
  • Charles Edward Naramore, 7, her son
  • Walter Craig Naramore, 6, her son
  • Chester Irving Naramore, 4, her son
  • Elizabeth Naramore, 3, her daughter
  • Lena Blanche Naramore, 6 months, her daughter


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