Crime and their Victims
Age 86
February 1, 1860 - December 14, 1946
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
The Haywood family was a politically and socially influential white family in Raleigh, North Carolina during with 1800s through the early 1900s with plantations dependent on slave labor in North Carolina as well as Alabama. Ernest...
Historical Figure
Age 51
February 27, 1960 - September 16, 2011
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Kara Kennedy was born into a public family, the daughter of the Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy, but was a private person who was able to live her life outside the public glare. After graduating from the Nationa...
Historical Figure
Age 104
July 22, 1890 - January 22, 1995
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was the mother of President John F. Kennedy and of two United States Senators, the long-suffering wife of a fabulously wealthy businessman-ambassador and the matriarch of a family whose political triumphs a...
Show Business
Age 78
August 27, 1916 - October 19, 1994 (aged 78)
Fort Liberty Main Post Cemetery / Spring Lake / North Carolina / USA / North America
Martha Raye, nicknamed The Big Mouth, was an American comedic actress and singer who performed in the stage, in the movies and later on television. While she might be best remembered for those annoying television commercials for P...
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...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 79
April 1, 1842 - February 26, 1922
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
William Pool was a well respected account manager and bookkeeper for the wealthy and influential Bryan estate. His wife died in 1913 with William passing away several years later. They are entombed at Hollywood Cemetery and you wo...
Show Business
Age 67
March 17, 1906 - December 4, 1973
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Michael O'Shea was a talented actor who appeared in feature films and later in television and whose career spanned the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Some of his most memoriable roles included the leading man opposite Barbara Stanwyck L...
Music
Age 70
December 18, 1914 - June 25, 1985
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Pee Wee Crayton was a Texas born blues guitarist who first took up the electric blues guitar after he moved to California in 1935. In Oakland, Crayton joined Texas-born bluesman T-Bone Walker. Throughout the forties and early fift...
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...
Show Business
Age 59
September 29, 1955 - December 7, 2014
Valhalla Memorial Park / North Hollywood / California / USA / North America
Ken Weatherwax was best known as Pugsley on The Addams Family television series. The young actor came from a theatrical family. His aunt was Ruby Keeler, memorable for her role in 42nd Street. In addition, Ken was the nephew of Ru...
Show Business
Age 69
October 26, 1914 - March 1, 1984
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Jackie Coogan was an actor and comedian who began his film career as a child actor in silent films. Coogan's role in Charlie Chaplin's film The Kid (1921) made him the first child star in the history of Hollywood. The son of a vau...
Music
Age 50
September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941
Calvary Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Along with Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory, and Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton was one of the most important musical figure to emerge from the early days of New Orleans. While most will dismiss his claim that he, Jelly Ro...
Music
Age 64
May 28, 1910 - March 16, 1975
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Infusing the blues with an electrifying, yet, sophisticated uptown flavor, T-Bone Walker was the driving force that redirected the course of the blues - moving it from juke joints and roadhouses to swank nightclubs and theaters. F...
Music
Age 60
April 6, 1921 - December 8, 1981
Restvale Cemetery / Alsip / Illinois / USA / North America
Big Walter “Shakey” Horton was legendary blues harmonica and vocalist and while much less known than Little Walter or Sonny Boy Williamson #2, was one of the greatest harp players in the history of the blues. While he recorded...
Music
Age 42
February 1, 1957 - July 1, 1999
National Heroes Park / Kingston / Jamaica / North America
If Bob Marley was the King of Reggae, then Dennis Brown certainly earned his title of Crown Prince of Reggae. Brown's musical career began at age nine and he is credited with over 70 albums and touring relentlessly throughout the ...