Crime and their Victims
Age 83
October 25, 1920 - December 14, 2003
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Frank Sheeran was a truck driver, corrupt labor union official and alleged mafia hitman. Sheeran is thought by some to have murdered Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, (among dozens of others) and was the subject of the 2019 film "T...
Writers and Poets
Age 53
August 30, 1797 - February 1, 1851
St Peter's Church, Bournemouth / Bournemouth / Dorset / United Kingdom / North America
Mary Shelley was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein (also called The Modern Prometheus 1818), which is considered an early example of science fiction. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband,...
Music
Age 72
May 28, 1923 - June 2, 1995
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Elvin "Shep" Shepherd was a legendary saxophonist whose career spanned half a century. He traveled with such big name bands as Buck Clayton, Bill Doggett, Billy Ekstine, Erskin Hawkins, Lucky Milinder, and Nat Towles. During his s...
Crime and their Victims
Age 28
April 14, 1923 - July 4, 1954
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Marilyn Sheppard was violently murdered in her home of Bay Village, Ohio on July 4, 1954. Her husband Dr. Samuel Sheppard was the primary suspect and convicted of her murder, but after 10 years in prison he was acquitted in 1966 a...
Crime and their Victims
Age 46
December 29, 1923 - April 6, 1970
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Dr. Sam Sheppard was an attractive and well-liked doctor who tended to hundreds of patients throughout his career at Bay View Hospital in Ohio. In the early morning hours of July 4, 1954 the nightmare began for the Sheppard family...
Business and Finance
Age 73
September 27, 1842 - June 26, 1916
Lake View Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Henry Sherwin was the president and co-founder (with Osborn and Williams) of the Sherwin-Williams Company - one of the largest paint and coating manufacturing companies in the world. In February 1870 the three gentleman each inves...
Historical Figure
Age 73
May 6, 1903 - January 23, 1977
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Until recently, Toots Shor was long forgotten by most –– now a whole new generation is discovering NYC’s legendary “saloon” thanks to Mad Men. The Mad Men design team even built a virtual Toots Shor set (where Don and ...
Show Business
Age 77
February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Known for her sunny disposition and Southern charm, Dinah Shore rose from a successful recording artist with her sultry renditions of "Blues in the Night," "I’ll Walk Alone," and "Buttons and Bows," to a household name with her ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 41
February 28, 1906 - June 20, 1947
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Bugsy Siegel began his career in crime including armed robbery, extortion, rape and murder during his teen years. He teamed up with Meyer Lansky to form the Bugs and Meyer Mob where he added car theft, gambling, bootlegging and hi...
Show Business
Age 81
October 17, 1914 - January 28, 1996
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Jerry Siegel was an American comic book writer, and famous for the creation of Superman, which he created in collaboration with his friend Joe Shuster. Siegel and Shuster were inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Co...
Show Business
Age 93
December 1, 1917 - February 12, 2011
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Joanne Siegel was an American model, who in the 1930s worked with Superman artist Joe Shuster as the model for Lois Lane, Superman's love interest. She later married Superman's co-creator Jerry Siegel and sued for restoration of h...
Show Business
Age 64
March 25, 1921 - September 30, 1985
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Legendary French actress Simone Signoret had a five-decade career of more than sixty films; her unassailable talent in creating not only memorable but iconic female characters. From 1950 to 1955 Signoret created the roles with whi...
Crime and their Victims
Age 35
May 19, 1959 - June 12, 1994
Ascension Cemetery / Lake Forest / California / USA / North America
Nicole Brown Simpson was the ex-wife of former professional football player and occasional actor O. J. Simpson, to whom she was married from 1985 to 1992, and the mother of their two children, Sydney and Justin. She was killed in ...
Music
Age 82
December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Frank "The Voice" Sinatra was an American singer, producer and motion-picture actor who, through a long career and a very public personal life, became one of the most sought-after performers in the entertainment industry. Often ha...
Artists
Age 87
December 31, 1928 - May 5, 2016
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Siné was a controversial French cartoonist and caricaturist whose early successes in this arena led him into the fields as a book illustrator and designer of posters, stage decors, animated cartoons and publicity films. Siné be...
Crime and their Victims
Age 32
1870 - February 21, 1903
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
Ludlow Skinner was a quiet, soft-spoken young man who was the son of one of the most respected ministers in the southern region. The murder of Ludlow Skinner begins with Mrs. Gertrude Tucker, Skinner's sister-in-law and one of the...
Music
Age 26
April 13, 1962 - June 25, 1988
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Hillel Slovak was an Israeli-American musician best known as the founding guitarist of the Los Angeles rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded two albums. His guitar work was rooted in funk and hard rock, and he oft...
Business and Finance
Age 67
June 16, 1723 - July 17, 1790
Canongate Kirkyard / Edinburgh / Scotland / Europe
Adam Smith, a graduate of the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, was a Scottish economist and philosopher who was a pioneer of political economy and key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment. Also known as "T...
Music
Age 43
April 15, 1894 - September 26, 1937
Montlawn Cemetery / Sharon Hill / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful voices of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Bessie Smith was a rough, crude, violent womanl who was also the...
Business and Finance
Age 84
October 28, 1808 - January 15, 1893
Springfield Cemetery / Springfield / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Horace Smith was an American gunsmith, inventor, and businessman. He and his business partner Daniel B. Wesson formed two companies named "Smith & Wesson", the first of which was eventually reorganized into the Winchester Repeatin...