Percy Foreman

Birth Name:
Percy Eugene Foreman
Birth Date:
June 21, 1902
Birth Place:
Bold Springs, Texas
Death Date:
August 25, 1988
Place of Death:
Houston, Texas
Cause of Death:
Cardiac Arrest
Cemetery Name:
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery

12800 Westheimer Road

Houston, Texas, 77077


North America

Grave Location GPS

29.73762, -95.61082


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age: 48

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claim_to_fame: Crime and their Victims

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popular name: Joseph Colombo

date_of_death: May 22, 1978

age: 54

cause_of_death: Cardiac arrest related to shooting

claim_to_fame: Crime and their Victims

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claim_to_fame: Crime and their Victims

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