British Executions

John Edward Tarkenter

Age: 41

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Dec 1911

Crime Location: 2 Hilton Street, Royston, Oldham

Execution Place: Manchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: John Ellis


John Edward Tarkenter murdered his wife Rosetta Tarkenter 43 whose throat he cut at 2 Hilton Street, Royston, Oldham on 18 July 1911.

He cut her throat whilst she was lying in bed after a row. He then went to the pub where he had a last drink with his brother before he was arrested.

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 22 November 1911

see National Archives - ASSI 52/181