Jack Ruby

Birth Name:
Jacob Leon Rubenstein
Birth Date:
April 25, 1911
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
Death Date:
January 3, 1967
Place of Death:
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer and pulmonary embolism
Cemetery Name:
Westlawn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
American nightclub owner who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, while Oswald was in police custody after being charged with both the assassination of incumbent United States President John F. Kennedy, and murder of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit. Ruby's extensive mob ties only added to the suspicion that Oswald did not act alone and the assassination of President Kennedy was related to organized crime.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Westlawn Cemetery

7801 W Montrose Avenue

Norridge, Illinois, 60706


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Map of Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois
Map of Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois

Grave Location:

Violet Section, Plot 2, Lot 9

Grave Location Description

Enter Westlawn Cemetery from W. Montrose Avenue at the intersection with Redwood Drive. As you drive into the cemetery take the first left, then turn right at the first opportunity and then left again. Follow this road to the end and on your left is the Violet Section. Ruby’s grave is about 300 feet south, on the right, four rows in from Ozanam Avenue, opposite a narrow two-story house with fancy red and white brickwork on the front.

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