Julia Markham
Birth name Julia A. Johnson
Born November 1873
Rio, Illinois, United States

September 30, 1905(1905-09-30) (aged 31)
Cambridge, Illinois, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Mary E. Johnson
Spouse(s) Clarence Byron Markham
Attack information
Date September 30, 1905
11 a.m.
Location(s) Cambridge, Illinois, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Weapon(s) Axe

Julia A. Johnson Markham was an American who killed her seven children at a farm seven miles southwest of in Cambridge, Illinois, United States on September 30, 1905, before committing suicide.



  • Clara Markham, 8, her daughter
  • Harry Markham, 7, her son
  • Charles Markham, 6, her son
  • Mary Markham, her daughter
  • Lucy Markham, her daughter
  • Laura Markham, her daughter
  • Asa Markham, 5 months, her son


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