Crime and their Victims
Age 11
November 12, 1943 - October 16, 1955
Saint Joseph Cemetery / River Grove / Illinois / USA / North America
Anton Schuessler Jr. was a young boy who was brutally raped and murdered with his brother John Schuessler and friend Robert Peterson in 1955. The crime scene where the bodies where found was largely contaminated by investigators a...
Music
Age 32
May 31, 1948 - September 25, 1980
St. Michael and All Angels Church Rushock / Droitwich / United Kingdom / Europe
John Bonham was and remains the greatest, most influential Rock Drummer of all-time and best known as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. Describing the style of John Bonham's drumming instantly conjurs up visions of the thunderous powe...
Music
Age 27
April 1, 1958 - December 22, 1985
Green Hills Memorial Park / Rancho Palos Verdes / California / USA / North America
D. Boon was a pioneer of the punk scene in the early 1980s in Los Angeles, California. As singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock trio the Minutemen, D. Boon mixed funk, punk, metal, country and a healthy dose...
Show Business
Age 32
November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Brittany Murphy was an actress and singer who is best remembered as the rich, airhead teen in the movie Clueless (1995). She went on to star or co-star in such movies as Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Spun (2002), Just Married (...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 29
February 14, 1900 - December 7, 1929
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Quinta Maggia McDonald was the middle child of seven Maggia sisters; listed in order of age: Louise, Clara, Albina, Mollie, Quinta, Irma and Josephine. Children of Italian immigrants, Albina, Mollie, Quinta and Irma all worked in ...
Music
Age 32
March 2, 1950 - February 4, 1983
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Karen Carpenter was an American singer and drummer, who formed half of the sibling duo the Carpenters alongside her older brother Richard. With a distinctive three-octave contralto range, she was praised by her peers for her vocal...
Crime and their Victims
Age 68
February 21, 1907 - March 29, 1975
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery / Bedford Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Shondor Birns was a notorious criminal in Cleveland, Ohio who was involved in loan sharking, rackets, prostitution, theft, assault, and murder from the days of Prohibition until his violent, explosive death. Birns operated the Ten...
Show Business
Age 43
July 20, 1938 - November 29, 1981
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
A doe-eyed, brunette beauty, Natalie Wood was one of Hollywood's brightest stars and a legend both on and off the silver screen. She was the recipient of four Golden Globes, and received three Academy Award nominations during her ...
Business and Finance
Age 88
April 3, 1803 - April 29, 1891
Spring Grove Cemetery / Cincinnati / Ohio / USA / North America
In 1819, the George Gamble family set sail for American to seek their fortune in an area of Illinois that was being promoted. Because of illness of a son, they stopped and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. A son, James Gamble, at 18 ap...
Historical Figure
Age 80
November 30, 1924 - January 1, 2005
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's president...
Show Business
Age 78
June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Throughout his career Dean Martin slyly and hilariously exploited the myth that his supreme relaxation was the result of knocking back a few too many martinis. In fact Dean was the master of the insinuating ad-lib and a natural at...
Music
Age 77
October 21, 1925 - July 16, 2003
Woodlawn Cemetery / The Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Originally Celia Cruz studied to be a teacher in her native Havana, but was lured into show business when a relative entered her in a radio talent contest, which she won. She later studied music at the Havana Conservatory and perf...
Business and Finance
Age 66
November 14, 1912 - May 11, 1979
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Barbara Woolworth Hutton was born in New York City on 14 November 1912, the daughter of Edna and Franklyn Hutton and the granddaughter of Frank Winfield Woolworth, founder of the phenomenally successful chain of retail "five and d...
Crime and their Victims
Age 81
November 4, 1911 - December 29, 1992
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli was a New York mobster who was a Caporegime in the Genovese crime family who controlled the largest illegal gambling operation in the United States that employed 2,000 people and grossed over $150 million ...
Business and Finance
Age 64
August 25, 1864 - September 21, 1928
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Blanchard was influential in the art and music world of his adopted city of Los Angeles he founded the Brahms Quartet, served as President of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, and formed the Community Park and Arts Association o...