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Herbert Thacker photograph
Description: The east annex of the Ohio Penitentiary, where death row and the execution chamber were located, displayed photographs of hundreds of prisoners who were condemned to death throughout the state’s history. This portrait of Herbert Thacker of Jackson County, OH is one of them. Thacker was convicted along with Ray Freeman, another Jackson County resident, for the murder of 74-year-old Stephen Huntley during a holdup. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 184, Herbert Thacker of Jackson County, electrocuted November 22, 1934, for the Murder of Stephen Huntley.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted at the Ohio Penitentiary between 1897 and 1963. Herbert Thacker was the 184th prisoner to be executed in this manner. He was 21-years-old when he died. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08243
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Capital punishment--Ohio--History; Electrocution; Death row; Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio)
Places: Jackson County (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)