August 15th, 1914
Taliesin was the studio and estate of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is currently a World Heritage Site. Frank Lloyd Wright lived at Taliesin with his notorious affair partner, Martha “Mamah” Borthwick. Wright hired Julian Carlton as a chef and servant at Taliesin for the summer, but was fired after showing increasingly paranoid and restless behavior. Before his last day of work, Carlton planned to kill the residents and workers of Taliesin. On August 15, 1914, Carlton murdered Borthwick and her two children, John and Martha, with a hatchet. He set the bodies and the house on fire. Carlton then tried to murder the six remaining people in the household, who were workers at the estate. He mortally injured Emil Brodelle, Ernest Weston, Thomas Brunker, and David Lindblom, with two workers escaping. Carlton attempted suicide by taking hydrochloric acid. This attempt failed and he later died of starvation in his cell after he was apprehended.