William Marsh Rice

Birth Name:
William Marsh Rice
Birth Date:
March 14, 1816
Birth Place:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Death Date:
September 23, 1900
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Rice University
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Founder of Rice University

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Rice University

6100 Main Street

Houston, Texas, 77005


North America

Grave Location:

At the quadrangle under his statue

Grave Location GPS

29.718547, -95.399051


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popular name: Frank Dolezal

date_of_death: August 24, 1939

age: 51

cause_of_death: Hanging; murdered by police while in custody

claim_to_fame: Crime and their Victims

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Sevilla Jones

popular name: Sevilla Jones

date_of_death: January 13, 1854

age: 17

cause_of_death: Murdered - 4 gunshot wounds to the head

claim_to_fame: Crime and their Victims

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The Family of John List

popular name: The Family of John List

date_of_death: November 9, 1971


cause_of_death: Murdered - gunshot wounds

claim_to_fame: Crime and their Victims

best_know_for: John List was a narcissistic mass murderer who suffered from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder who systematically murdered his mother, his wife and three children on November 9, 1971. Fired from his accounting position at a paper company in Detroit and again at Xerox in Rochester, in 1965 List accepted a position as vice president and comptroller at a bank in Jersey City. Borrowing money from his mother, List moved with his wife, children, and mother into Breeze Knoll, a 19-room Victorian mansion at 431 Hillside Avenue in Westfield. In 1971 he was fired from the bank, deep in debt and with a nearly empty bank account, List would leave the house each morning, pretending to go to work when in reality he parked at the Westfield train station and read the paper until it was time to go home. With the prospects of filing for bankruptcy, going on welfare, losing his mansion and believing his wife and children would all go to hell because of all the evil in the world, List planned the murders for months. On the morning of November 9th in 1971, John drove his children to school and upon returning home, calmly walked up to his wife as she was sipping coffee and shot her in the head. He then walked up to the third floor, kissed his mother on the cheek, and when she asked what the noise was, shot her in the head. And then made a sandwich and drove to the bank to withdrew his mother's account of $250,000 in cash. He then picked up his daughter Patricia (16) and youngest soon Frederick (13) from school and as they entered the home he shot both of them in the head. He then drove to Westfield High School to watch his elder son John Frederick (15) play in a soccer game. After driving John Frederick home, List shot him repeatedly because his son attempted to defend himself. He then arranged all the bodies (except for his mother who was too heavy to bring downstairs) in the once ornate grand ballroom under sleeping bags, turn the temperature down and played classical music over the loudspeakers. The next morning he turned all the lights in the house on and disappeared for 18 years without a trace.

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