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PIEDAGNEL

EDMOND
AGNEAUX
50180
DESBIENS
MICHEL
AGON-COUTAINVILLE
50230
REGNAULT
JEANNINE
AIREL
50680
MAITRE
ALAIN
AMFREVILLE
50480
HUREL
ANDRE
AMIGNY
50620
JOUBERT
PAUL
ANCTEVILLE
50200
LAGOUGE
LOUIS
ANCTOVILLE-SUR-BOSCQ
50400
LORE
MONIQUE
ANGEY
50530
FLAMBARD
ROGER
ANGOVILLE-AU-PLAIN
50480
LE DUC
JEAN
ANNEVILLE-SUR-MER
50560
LE BRETON
DOMINIQUE
ANNOVILLE
50660
MURY
ALEXANDRE
ARGOUGES
50240
GOSSELIN
ALBERT
AUDERVILLE
50440
LECONTE
BERNARD
AUDOUVILLE-LA-HUBERT
50480
GOSSELIN
BERNARD
AUMEVILLE-LESTRE
50630
HEROUT
COME
AUVERS
50500
LAISNEY
MARCEL
AUXAIS
50500
ANDRE
RENE
AVRANCHES
50300
LEVAVASSEUR
GERARD
BACILLY
50530
OLLIVIER
AGNES
BALEINE
50450
GUESDON
HUBERT
BARENTON
50720
LETERRIER
RAYMOND
BARNEVILLE-CARTERET
50270
LAUNEY
JEAN-PAUL
BAUDREVILLE
50250
GUILLOTIN
GEORGES
BAZOGE
50520
FEUILLY
EMILE
BEAUBIGNY
50270
HALLAIS
GUY
BEAUCHAMPS
50320
GANNE DE BEAUCOUDREY
MICHEL
BEAUCOUDRAY
50420
BREARD
BERNARD
BEAUFICEL
50150
LEFRANCOIS
JEAN-CLAUDE
BEAUVOIR
50170
LEGOUPIL
HENRI
BENOITVILLE
50340
BONNET
MICHEL
BERIGNY
50810
JOURDAN
GEORGES
BESLON
50800
AVENEL
DENISE
BESNEVILLE
50390
MASSIER
JACQUELINE
BEUVRIGNY
50420
BRIARD
LUCIEN
BEUZEVILLE-AU-PLAIN
50480
D'AIGNEAUX
JEAN
BEUZEVILLE-LA-BASTILLE
50360
LEDUNOIS
LOUIS
BIEVILLE
50160
HAMON
ANDRE
BION
50140
HEBERT
RENE
BIVILLE
50440
BAZIRE
ROLAND
BLOUTIERE
50800
FALAISE
JOSEPH
BOISROGER
50200
GAULTIER DE CARVILLE
MAURICE
BOISYVON
50800
AMBROISE
BERNARD
BOLLEVILLE
50250
BIDET
DANIEL
BOURGUENOLLES
50800
ROSTAND
MARGUERITE
BOUTTEVILLE
50480
BIGOT
LOUIS
BRANVILLE-HAGUE
50440
TREHET
BERNARD
BRECEY
50370
MARIE
JOSEPH
BRECTOUVILLE
50160
PERIER
JULES
BREHAL
50290
ONFROY
AUGUSTE
BRETTEVILLE
50110
JOURDAN
BERNARD
BREUVILLE
50260
MAUGER
PHILIPPE
BREVANDS
50500
GIACCO
CLAUDE
BREVILLE-SUR-MER
50290
MAHIEU
GASTON
BRICQUEBOSQ
50340
LEBRUN
GUY
BRICQUEVILLE-LA-BLOUETTE
50200
ORANGE
MARCEL
BRILLEVAST
50330
PASQUIER
DESIRE
BRIX
50700
JUHEL
HELENE
BROUAINS
50150
GROULT
EUGENE
BRUCHEVILLE
50480
LEROY
CLAUDE
CAMBERNON
50200
LOUAINTIER
YVES
CAMETOURS
50570
PERIER
ANDRE
CAMPROND
50120
VIARD
ETIENNE
CANISY
50750
MANGON
JEAN
CANTELOUP
50330
ROULLAND
GUY
CANVILLE-LA-ROCQUE
50580
SIMON
JEAN
CARANTILLY
50570
LANDRY
JEAN-FRANCOIS
CARENTAN
50500
LETRANCHANT
AUGUSTE
CARNET
50240
INGOUF
GUY
CARNEVILLE
50330
BUQUET
JEAN
CARQUEBUT
50480
VIOLETTE
PIERRE
CATZ
50500
NICOLLE
GERARD
CAVIGNY
50620
LEDUNOIS
JEAN
CERISY-LA-FORET
50680
TOURNIERE
CLAUDE
CERISY-LA-SALLE
50210
RIVIERE
MAURICE
CHAISE-BAUDOUIN
50370
HARDY
BERNARD
CHAMBRES
50320
DUQUESNEY
ROGER
CHAMPCERVON
50320
MEIGNE
ROMAIN
CHAMPCEY
50530
GIARD
CLAUDINE
CHAMPEAUX
50530
GAUTIER
JEAN-CLAUDE
CHAMPREPUS
50800
LEBOULANGER
PIERRE
CHAMPS-DE-LOSQUE
50620
LEPELTIER
YVES
CHAPELLE-CECELIN
50800
SOPHIE
GERARD
CHAPELLE-EN-JUGER
50570
LOQUE
GUSTAVE
CHAPELLE-UREE
50370
PIGEON
GUSTAVE
CHASSEGUEY
50520
LELIEVRE
BERNARD
CHAULIEU
50150
MACE
BERNARD
CHAVOY
50870
MARTIN
HENRI
CHEF-DU-PONT
50480
VARIN
ALFRED
CHEFRESNE
50410
HAMEL
DANIEL
CHERENCE-LE-HERON
50800
DELARUE
ROGER
CHERENCE-LE-ROUSSEL
50520
JAMES
VICTOR
CHEVREVILLE
50600
BEAUSIRE
DIDIER
CHEVRY
50420
FAUTRAT
RENE
CLITOURPS
50330
DUMESNIL
ELIANE
COIGNY
50250
BOURDON
MARCEL
COLOMBE
50800
DIVES
ROLAND
CONDE-SUR-VIRE
50890
DUDOUIT
GEORGES
COUDEVILLE-SUR-MER
50290
LEPAGE
DENIS
COULOUVRAY-BOISBENATRE
50670
GRANDIN
MARC
COURCY
50200
CONAN
JEAN-JACQUES
COURTILS
50220
PARFOURU
REMY
COUVAINS
50680
EM
PIERRE
CRASVILLE
50630
AGUITON
BERNARD
CRESNAYS
50370
CREVEUIL
PIERRE
CRETTEVILLE
50250
AMELINE
SERGE
CROIX-AVRANCHIN
50240
BOUTELOUP
ARSENE
CROLLON
50220
LECONTE
PHILIPPE
DANGY
50750
DE LA FOURNIERE
MARIE-THERESE
DENNEVILLE
50580
HUAULT
FRANCOIS
DEZERT
50620
HAMELIN
JACQUES
DIGULLEVILLE
50440
CUQUEMEL
GERARD
DOVILLE
50250
DUCHEMIN
JACQUES
ECOQUENEAUVILLE
50480
LEROUVREUR
JEAN
EQUEURDREVILLE-HAINNEVILLE
50120
HERPIN
LOUIS
EQUILLY
50320
THOUMINE
CHARLES
EROUDEVILLE
50310
LECHEVALLIER
MICHEL
ETANG-BERTRAND
50260
FERMIN
YVES
FERRIERES
50640
GOSSELIN
ROLAND
FERVACHES
50420
RUFFAULT
MICHEL
FEUGERES
50190
MESLIN
CHARLES
FEUILLIE
50190
BERTAUX
JEAN-JACQUES
FLEURY
50800
QUESNEL
VICTOR
FLOTTEMANVILLE
50700
DUPONT
JEAN-PIERRE
FLOTTEMANVILLE-HAGUE
50690
CASTEL DU LYS
GUY
FONTENAY-SUR-MER
50310
DELADUNE
RENE
FOUCARVILLE
50480
HERMON
YVES
FOURNEAUX
50420
HAMON
DANIEL
FRESNE-PORET
50850
NICOLLE
GUY
GAVRAY
50450
RENOUF
MICHEL
GEFFOSSES
50560
HEC
JACQUES
GENETS
50530
FRETEL
JEAN-MARIE
GER
50850
LACOUR
GUY
GIEVILLE
50160
LEBLAY
JEAN
GOHANNIERE
50300
LOSLIER
FRANCIS
GOLLEVILLE
50390
DUJARDIN
DENIS
GONFREVILLE
50190
BESNARD
CHARLES
GONNEVILLE
50840
LEGOUIX
JEAN-CLAUDE
GORGES
50190
MAISONNEUVE
CLAUDE
GOURFALEUR
50750
BOSSARD
ANDRE
GOUVETS
50420
BEAUFILS
ERICK
GOUVILLE-SUR-MER
50560
SMALL
DENIS
GRAIGNES
50620
POULAIN
LOUIS
GRAND-CELLAND
50370
VERDIER
MARC
GRANVILLE
50400
DOMET
JULIEN
GRIMESNIL
50450
LETOURNEUR
ANDRE
GUILBERVILLE
50160
L'HULLIER
MICHEL
GUISLAIN
50410
LEVIAUTRE
ARMAND
HAM
50310
PIGACE
GEORGES
HAMBYE
50450
BEROT
LOUIS
HARDINVAST
50690
MOTUS
YVES
HAUTEVILLE-LA-GUICHARD
50570
HASLEY
RAYMOND
HAUTTEVILLE-BOCAGE
50390
DUCHESNE
CHRISTIAN
HAYE-D'ECTOT
50270
CHENOT
BERNARD
HAYE-DU-PUITS
50250
HAINNEVILLE
PIERRE
HELLEVILLE
50340
L'HUILLIER
RAYMOND
HERENGUERVILLE
50660
MACE
RICHARD
HEUGUEVILLE-SUR-SIENNE
50200
LAUNAY
MAURICE
HEUSSE
50640
LENOAN
CLAUDE
HOCQUIGNY
50320
CASTEL
MICHEL
HOMMET-D'ARTHENAY
50620
BROTIN
RAYMOND
HOUESVILLE
50480
HENRIETTE
GISELE
HOUTTEVILLE
50250
MESNAGE
MICHEL
HUDIMESNIL
50510
FOURNIERE
JULES
HUSSON
50640
LAURENT
MARCEL
HYENVILLE
50660
PINEL
BERNARD
ISIGNY-LE-BUAT
50540
DUVAL
JEAN-CHARLES
JOBOURG
50440
LEPORT
PIERRICK
JULLOUVILLE
50610
GAILLARD
ROGER
LAMBERVILLE
50160
DUJARDIN
PIERRE
LAULNE
50430
GRANDIN
EMILE
LENGRONNE
50510
BROSTIN
GASTON
LIEUSAINT
50700
CHENEL
GERARD
LINGEARD
50670
DEPERIERS
GERARD
LOZON
50570
HUARD
FERNAND
LUOT
50870
MARIE DIT DINARD
JEAN-CLAUDE
MACEY
50170
MOUROCQ
MICHEL
MAGNEVILLE
50260
LEON
GEORGES
MARCILLY
50220
HULMEL
MARIE-THERESE
MARGUERAY
50410
ESNEU
GERARD
MARTIGNY
50600
LEBOUVIER
DANIEL
MAUPERTUIS
50410
ANDRE
BERNARD
MESNIL
50580
LEMARE
CHARLES
MESNIL-AMAND
50450
MALASSIS
GEORGES
MESNIL-AMEY
50570
DEFORTESCUGASTONMESNIL-ANGOT50620
MARGUERITTE
ANDRE
MESNIL-EURY
50570
VILLAIN
ANNICK
MESNIL-GARNIER
50450
DELABROUSSE
HENRI
MESNIL-GILBERT
50670
PIEDAGNEL
FERDINAND
MESNIL-HERMAN
50860
LEPLATOIS
FERNAND
MESNIL-OPAC
50860
TROCHON
GUY
MESNIL-OZENNE
50220
CACQUEVEL
BERNARD
MESNIL-ROGUES
50450
LEROUGE
ROLAND
MESNIL-ROUXELIN
50000
DEPEZEVILLE
JEAN-MARIE
MESNIL-VENERON
50620
GUILBERT
ROGER
MESNIL-VIGOT
50570
LEBRETON
PIERRE
MESNIL-VILLEMAN
50450
VENISSE
ROLAND
MEURDRAQUIERE
50510
LEMEE
ALEXANDRE
MILLY
50600
DANDINE
JEAN-LOUIS
MONTABOT
50410
LEPOITTEVIN-DESCOURCIERES
ANDRE
MONTAIGU-LA-BRISETTE
50700
LE ROUX
ROLAND
MONTBRAY
50410
GAUTIER
PHILIPPE
MONTCHATON
50660
DORAPHE
PIERRE
MONTCUIT
50490
BLAISE
LOUIS
MONTGARDON
50250
BARON
MAURICE
MONTJOIE-SAINT-MARTIN
50240
CORD'HOMME
GENEVIEVE
MONTRABOT
50810
LENOIR
JOEL
MONTREUIL-SUR-LOZON
50570
LEBOUTEILLER
LEON
MONTSURVENT
50200
SOUDEE
JEAN
MONTVIRON
50530
SEVAUX
PIERRE
MORIGNY
50410
COLLAS
AUGUSTE
MORSALINES
50630
VIVIER
MICHEL
MOUCHE
50320
MANCEL
MICHEL
MOULINES
50600
LECONTE
LOUIS
MUNEVILLE-SUR-MER
50290
FEREY
ERNEST
NAY
50190
DOGUET
LOUIS
NEHOU
50390
POUTHAS
ANDRE
NEUVILLE-AU-PLAIN
50480
ROBIN
LOUIS
NICORPS
50200
LECOURTOIS
GENEVIEVE
NOTRE-DAME-D'ELLE
50810
DEBON
ROLAND
NOTRE-DAME-DE-LIVOYE
50370
GALLIS
YVELINE
OMONVILLE-LA-PETITE
50440
VAULTIER
JEAN
ORGLANDES
50390
POIRIER
DIDIER
OUVILLE
50210
HAMEL
LOUIS
OZEVILLE
50310
MENARD
AUGUSTE
PERNELLE
50630
BUTTET
MAURICE
PERQUES
50260
CHOTTARD
LUCIEN
PERRIERS-EN-BEAUFICEL
50150
ANQUETIL
YVES
PERRON
50160
TERREE
ROLAND
PLACY-MONTAIGU
50160
DELAUNE
ROGER
PLESSIS-LASTELLE
50250
LECOURTOIS
PIERRE
PLOMB
50870
ERNAULT
BERNARD
PRETOT-SAINTE-SUZANNE
50250
MORISSET
JACQUES
QUINEVILLE
50310
LEMELTIER
MARCEL
RAIDS
50500
LUET
DANIEL
RAMPAN
50000
GALLOT
ALBERT
RAUVILLE-LA-PLACE
50390
AUBRIL
PIERRE
RAVENOVILLE
50480
LEMARINIER
JEAN
REIGNEVILLE-BOCAGE
50390
DAIREAUX
JEAN
RONDE-HAYE
50490
PREVEL
LOUIS
ROUFFIGNY
50800
LECAMU
ROGER
ROUXEVILLE
50810
LEDENTU
FELIX
SAINT-ANDRE-DE-BOHON
50500
VAUTIER
GERARD
SAINT-ANDRE-DE-L'EPINE
50680
COQUET
LUCETTE
SAINT-AUBIN-DES-PREAUX
50380
ROBERT
FERNAND
SAINT-AUBIN-DU-PERRON
50490
SAGEAN
MICHEL
SAINT-BARTHELEMY
50140
PROVOST
ROGER
SAINT-BRICE S/AVRANCHES
50
COTTEBRUNE
ANDRE
SAINT-CHRISTOPHE-DU-FOC
50340
FAUVEL
PIERRE
SAINT-COME-DU-MONT
50500
JAUNET
BERNARD
SAINT-FLOXEL
50310
BEAUSIRE
GERARD
SAINT-GEORGES-D'ELLE
50680
FOSSEY
ODILE
SAINT-GEORGES-DE-BOHON
50500
LEFEVRE
PAULETTE
SAINT-GEORGES-DE-LA-RIVIERE
50270
BARBOT
ANDRE
SAINT-GEORGES-DE-LIVOYE
50370
BESNARD
GERARD
SAINT-GERMAIN-D'ELLE
50810
HEROUT
ROBERT
SAINT-GERMAIN-SUR-SEVES
50190
DUSSART
DESIRE
SAINT-JACQUES-DE-NEHOU
50390
LECONTE
ROBERT
SAINT-JEAN-DE-LA-RIVIERE
50270
LAVIEILLE
HUBERT
SAINT-JEAN-DE-SAVIGNY
50680
LE MONNIER
THEOPHILE
SAINT-JEAN-DU-CORAIL
50140
LECOMPAGNON
GILBERT
SAINT-JEAN-DU-CORAIL-DES-BOIS
50370
BESNARD
GERARD
SAINT-JORES
50250
LAMY
JEAN
SAINT-LO-D'OURVILLE
50580
LEPAGE
NOEL
SAINT-LOUET-SUR-VIRE
50420
PHILIPPE
PAULETTE
SAINT-MARCOUF
50310
PEPIN
ROLAND
SAINT-MARTIN-DE-CENILLY
50210
LEBARBENCHON
GHYSLENE
SAINT-MARTIN-DE-VARREVILLE
50480
LEJAMTEL
JEAN
SAINT-MARTIN-LE-BOUILLANT
50800
ROSE
ARISTIDE
SAINT-MARTIN-LE-HEBERT
50260
GUILLOUET
HENRI
SAINT-MAUR-DES-BOIS
50800
VASTEL
BERNARD
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-LA-PIERRE
50490
LETANG
RAYMOND
SAINT-NICOLAS-DE-PIERREPONT
50250
SAINT
JULES
SAINT-PATRICE-DE-CLAIDS
50190
NEEL
MICHEL
SAINT-PELLERIN
50500
LEBLOND
ALAIN
SAINT-PIERRE-D'ARTHEGLISE
50270
LEBAS
GILBERT
SAINT-PIERRE-DE-COUTANCES
50200
BARBEY
DENIS
SAINT-PIERRE-DE-SEMILLY
50810
NORIE
DANIEL
SAINT-PIERRE-LANGERS
50530
HARDY
PIERRE
SAINT-SAUVEUR-DE-PIERREPONT
50250
MONDON
MICHEL
SAINT-SAUVEUR-LA-POMMERAYE
50510
BAZIN
GERARD
SAINT-SEBASTIEN-DE-RAIDS
50190
BOSSARD
JEAN
SAINT-SYMPHORIEN-DES-MONTS
50640
GIRARD
GILBERT
SAINT-VIGOR-DES-MONTS
50420
BAZILE
MICHEL
SAINTE-MARIE-DU-BOIS
50640
GUILLOTTE
BERNADETTE
SEBEVILLE
50480
BOISNEL
JEAN
SENOVILLE
50270
AMIOT
ANDRE
SORTOSVILLE
50310
LEVAVASSEUR
GABRIELLE
SORTOSVILLE-EN-BEAUMONT
50270
ESNAULT
RAYMOND
SOULLES
50860
GUILLARD
MARC
SUBLIGNY
50870
PIQUOT
LOUIS
TAILLEPIED
50390
MAZIER
ALAIN
TANIS
50170
MARTIN
RAYMOND
TANU
50320
MOUCHEL
JACQUES
THEVILLE
50330
VIVIER
ETIENNE
TRINITE
50800
REVERT
XAVIER
URVILLE
50700
MARGUERIE
AUGUSTE
VALDECIE
50260
CHESNEY
GERARD
VARENGUEBEC
50250
LANGLOIS
MAURICE
VAROUVILLE
50330
LAHOUGUE
LOUIS
VAUDREVILLE
50310
LEROY
VICTOR
VERGONCEY
50240
COUETIL
LOUIS
VERNIX
50370
LORENCE
YVON
VEYS
50500
GODEFROY
ROBERT
VIDECOSVILLE
50630
DIVRANDE
FRANCOIS
VIDOUVILLE
50810
LENEVEU
BERNARD
VIERVILLE
50480
LEBOUVIER
PIERRE
VILLEBAUDON
50410
GODARD
AUGUSTE
VILLIERS-LE-PRE
50240
SADOT
PIERRE
VINDEFONTAINE
50250
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Clarence Darrow Argued His Last Case in Honolulu

Mrs. Grace Fortesque and the two other men accused of murdering Joseph Kahahawai. This sensational trial exposed the military control of Hawaii, a "sugar-coated fortress" and the inequities of racial control. Darrow, a champion of unpopular causes, had attained national fame with his defense of the murderers Leopold and Loeb and support for John T. Scopes, charged with teaching evolution in the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee. Now you can visit the actual courtroom where this renown figure in American criminal justice argued his last case before retiring.

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The Massie Rape Case

Thomas Massie, a naval officer, and his young wife, Thalia, attended a party at the Officers Club. After drinking and dancing all evening, they got into a row and Thalia rushed out in a huff. A few hours later, Thalia was at home, confused and hysterical, claiming to have been raped by some local men. On the most circumstantial evidence, Joseph Kahahawai and four friends of mixed ethnic background were accused. In a highly controversial trial rife with racial tensions, the verdict ended in a hung jury.

While a new trial was being set, Kahahawai and his friends were out on bail. Seeking revenge, Thomas Massie and
Grace Fortescue, Thalia's mother, kidnapped Joseph Kahahawai with a plan of extracting a confession from him. They were aided by two enlisted men assigned to guard Thalia. While questioning Joseph, they killed him and attempted to dump his body in the sea but were apprehended. Another controversial trial-this time for Mrs. Fortescue, Massie, and the accomplices-followed. Clarence Darrow, the famous lawyer, sailed to Hawaii to defend them. For killing Kahahawai, these people served one hour of imprisonment in the judge's private chambers. The other four, acquitted with Joseph Kahahawai, maintain innocence of the rape to this day. Later, the Massies divorced, and Thalia went on to become a depressed alcoholic who took her own life.
 

 
In 1932, America's most famous criminal defense lawyer sailed to Honolulu to defend Lt. Thomas Massie,


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Grace Hubbard Fortescue.
To the right of Mrs. Fortescue is her daughter, Thalia Fortescue Massie.

Thalia Fortescue Massie (born February 14, 1911 in Washington, D.C.) was the daughter of Grace Hubbard Fortescue and the wife of a Navy lieutenant and the genesis of what is now known as the Massie-Kahahawai Case. She claimed that in September, 1931, a group of Hawaiian men had raped her at Ala Moana Beach in Honolulu. Subsequently, five young men, two of Hawaiian ancestry, two of Japanese ancestry, and one of Chinese ancestry were arrested and charged with rape. With evidence presented demonstrating that none of the accused could have committed the crime, the jury deadlocked and all five were released on bail. Grace Fortescue was deeply disturbed by the release and one of the defendants, a native Hawaiian named Joseph Kahahawai, was later found dead in the back seat of her car. Defended by attorney Clarence Darrow, of the Scopes Monkey Trial, Fortescue was eventually tried and convicted of manslaughter. Originally sentenced to 10 years, her sentence was commuted to one hour in the executive chambers of Governor Lawrence Judd of the Territory of Hawaii, a Republican. The commutation of Fortescue's sentence was perceived by native Hawaiians and other citizens as a gross miscarriage of justice in the Territory. Thalia's claim and the subsequent events were seminal in strengthening the labor-union movement in Hawaii and the resolve of concerned citizens that formed the Hawaii Democratic Party.
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Grace Hubbard Fortescue (1883-1979)
Grace Hubbard Fortescue brashly told a journalist that January 8, 1932, was "the day of the murder" before she went on trial for the killing of Joseph Kahahawai. A member from birth of the U.S. social elite, Fortescue was accustomed to doing anything she wished. She had no fear of calling Kahahawai's death just what it was, a murder, because she had no reason to believe that she would ever be punished for her role in it. In her mind, killing a man to save her daughter's reputation was completely and undeniably justified.
Bell's Niece Born in 1883, Grace Fortescue was the granddaughter of Gardiner Hubbard, a wealthy financier who became the first president of Bell Telephone. Hubbard had backed Alexander Graham Bell, his son-in-law and Grace's uncle, for the commercial debut of Bell's invention, the telephone. Grace grew up playing in the sprawling grounds of Twin Oaks, the mansion her grandfather built in the upscale Rock Creek area of Washington, D.C.Society Girl
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As a young debutante, Grace found her cultured background served her well. In 1910, she married Major Granville "Rolly" Fortescue, who was in the Rough Riders. He had served with Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War and had been wounded at San Juan Hill. The young couple embarked on a life of travel and privilege.
Keeping Up Appearances When her husband failed to be as financially successful as she had expected, Grace Fortescue did all in her power to maintain a façade of success. She knew the value of appearances. As soon as she received a cable from her son-in-law, Lieutenant Thomas Massie, saying that her daughter Thalia had been assaulted, Fortescue packed her trunk for the long trip to Hawai'i.
Murder Without Remorse
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Though Thalia was a controversial and somewhat disliked figure in her Hawai'ian Naval circles, Fortescue was dismayed to hear her daughter's "good name" drawn through the mud. After the case against Thalia's alleged assailants ended in a mistrial, Grace set her mind to squashing the gossip purporting that Thalia had made up the rape. Mrs. Fortescue and Lieutenant Massie came to the conclusion that the only way to correct the terrible injustice against Thalia's reputation was to secure a confession from one of the accused men. Whether or not there was a plan to kill Kahahawai before kidnapping him, Grace Fortescue certainly did not exhibit any remorse about his death. As New York Times journalist Russell Owen reported in an exclusive interview on February 7th, two months before Fortescue's trial, "Mrs. Fortescue's chief concern seems to be that the affair was bungled."
Beyond Justice
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Nor did Fortescue's friends in high places seem troubled by her criminal role. The deck of the Alton, where the four defendants were held in protective custody by the Navy before and during the trial, was covered stern to bow with floral arrangements and notes of encouragement from friends in politics and society. Friends of the family, possibly including Navy personnel, raised the money to pay the nation's top defense attorney, Clarence Darrow, to lead the defense in The Territory of Hawai'i vs. Grace Fortescue, et al. U.S. newspapers ran banner headlines characterizing Kahahawai's death as an "honor killing" and reporting sympathetically about Fortescue and Massie's revenge -- justifiable, in many Americans' minds -- against Thalia's alleged assailant.
A Charming Prisoner Grace's composure upon being arrested mesmerized the reporters and police officers on the scene. After the indictment, she spent one night in jail, where her poise endeared her to journalists and jail personnel. Absurdly enough, Grace Fortescue invited the jail matron and the cook to join her for a cup of coffee in her cell. The importance of appearing refined and calm at all times -- and denying that her actions were criminal -- perhaps paralleled Darrow's belief that "you never see a good looking woman convicted of murder or manslaughter -- or refused alimony."
Unscathed Fortescue's ability to weather the Hawai'ian storm she helped create enabled her literally to get away with murder. Though she was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Kahahawai, Fortescue had her sentence commuted from ten years in prison to an hour spent with the territorial governor, after white outcry against the guilty verdicts. Grace Fortescue headed back to the States and made money off of her story, then settled down to live out her days in leisure and comfort after inheriting a fortune from her father. She died in 1979, at the age of 95, outliving both her daughter Thalia and her son-in-law.


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You are bidding on a paperback titled The Massie Case by Peter Packer and Bob Thomas -- this book was published in 1966, this printing is from 1984. It is in fair shape with 186 pages. TROUBLE IN PARADISE. The young Navy wife wandered alone one night into Honolulu's "native section" and returned home badly bruised and dishevelled. Something horrible has happened," she cried. THALIA MASSIE TOLD A LURID TALE OF GANG RAPE THAT SPARKED MURDER, TWO SENSATIONAL TRIALS AND AN INFERNO OF RACIAL TURMOIL! Lt. Tommy Massie -- the outraged husband, whose determination to wrench a confession from his wife's assailants led to murder. Mrs. Fortescue -- the avenging socialite mother who evolved the plan that ended in one man's death and a storm of racial hatred. Clarence Darrow -- the world-famous lawyer, bought out of retirement by a $25,000 retainer to defend Massie and Fortescue in a bizarre case that would blacken his sterling reputation. THE MASSIE CASE -- As senators and citizens urged measures to crush the "Yellow Peril" -- as the tabloids fueled the racial prejudice that would cause an island paradise to erupt with long-simmering unrest ...only one woman knew the truth behind it all -- Thalia Massie. The bored restless wife whose mysterious adventure in the "native section" changed Hawaii forever.

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Granville Roland Fortescue - 1875-1952

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Gwendoline Mary Gertrude Fortescue - 1903-1983 + her father

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Grenville Captain Fortescue - 1887-1915

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Gerrard Frederick Fortescue - 1867-1942

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Gerrard Fortescue - 1833-1915

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George Matthew Fortescue of Boconnoc - 1791-1877

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George Fortescue - 1833-1896

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