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Famous Outlaws and Gangsters

What do you know about Famous Outlaws and Gangsters?  Enjoy this Where Are Famous People Buried Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Alphonse "Al" Capone, commonly nicknamed Scarface, was an Italian American gangster who led a crime syndicate dedicated to the smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s. He died on January 25, 1947 at age 48 in Miami Beach, Florida. Where is he buried?

  1. Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois
  2. Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota
  3. Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression.  Their exploits were known nationwide. They captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1935.Bonnie and Clyde

2) Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born in Rowena, Texas, the second of three children. On May 23, 1934, she was shot to death with Clyde Barrow by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. She was 23.
Where is she buried?

  1. Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas
  2. Oak Hill Cemetery, Clearmont, Missouri
  3. Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, California

3. Clyde Chestnut Barrow was born in Ellis County, Texas, near Telico just south of Dallas.  He was the sixth child of either seven or eight children, in a poor farming family.  On May 23, 1934, he was shot to death with Bonnie Parker by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  He was 25.
Where is he buried?

  1. Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
  2. Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas
  3. Western Heights Cemetery, Dallas, Texas

4) Kate "Ma" Barker (October 8, 1873 - January 16, 1935) was a legendary criminal from the "public enemy era", when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the Midwest gripped the American people and press. Her notoriety has since subsided, trailing behind Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. She was shot dead when the FBI raided the cottage she was renting with her son Fred at Lake Weir in the area of Ocklawaha, Florida on January 16, 1935.  She was 62.
Where is he buried?

  1. Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
  2. Cremated, ashes given to family or friend
  3. Williams Timberhill Cemetery, Welch, Oklahoma

5). John Dillinger was a notorious bank robber in mid-western America. Some considered him a dangerous criminal, while others idolized him as a present-day Robin Hood. Dillinger's last day alive was July 22, 1934. Dillinger attended the film Manhattan Melodrama (coincidentally, a gangster film) at the Biograph Theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. He was 31.
Where is he buried?

  1. Oak Hill Cemetery, South Saint Paul, Minnesota
  2. Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  3. New Ulm Catholic Cemetery, New Ulm, Minnesota

6) George "Machine Gun" Kelly was a notorious American gangster during the prohibition era (Roaring Twenties). His crimes included bootlegging, armed robbery and kidnapping. George "Machine Gun" Kelly is probably considered one of the most famous gangsters from the prohibition era. He died of a heart attack at Leavenworth Federal Prison, Kansas on July 18, 1954 - his 59th birthday.
Where is he buried?

  1. Cottondale Cemetery, Cottondale, Texas
  2. Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois,
  3. Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania

7) Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was an gangster, who was behind large-scale development of Las Vegas. On the night of June 20, 1947, as Siegel sat with his associate Allen Smiley in Virginia Hill's Beverly Hills home reading the Los Angeles Times, an unknown gunman entered the backyard and fired at him through the window with a .30-caliber military M1 carbine, hitting him many times including twice in the head. No one was ever charged with the murder, and the crime remains unsolved. He was 41.
Where is he buried?

  1. Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York,
  2. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York,
  3. Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California

8) Lester Joseph Gillis ("George"), was a bank robber in the 1930s better known as Baby Face Nelson due to his youthful appearance and stature, a diminutive (5'3" tall). The running machine gun battle between FBI agents and Nelson took place on November 27, 1934 outside of Chicago, in the town of Barrington resulting in the deaths of Special Agents Herman Hollis and Samuel P. Cowley.
Where is he buried?

  1. Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado,
  2. Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois
  3. Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois

9. Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd was an American bank robber and alleged killer, romanticized by the press and by folk singer Woody Guthrie in his song "Pretty Boy Floyd". Four FBI agents, led by Melvin Purvis, and four members of the East Liverpool Police Department, led by Chief of Police Hugh McDermott, were searching the area south of Clarkson, Ohio, in two separate cars. They spotted a car moving from behind a corn crib, and then move back. Floyd then emerged from the car and drew a .45 caliber pistol, and the FBI agents opened fire. Floyd died about fifteen minutes after he had been shot.
Where is he buried?

  1. Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
  2. Akins Cemetery, Akins, Oklahoma
  3. Blairs Chapel CME Cemetery, Tennessee

10. George Clarence "Bugs" Moran was born Adelard Cunin. He was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Moran, of Polish-Irish descent, moved to the North side of Chicago when he was 19 and was affiliated with several gangs while being incarcerated three times before turning 21. At 64, he died from lung caner in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary on February 25, 1957.
Where is he buried?

  1. Peckerwood Hill Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas
  2. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California
  3. Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, New York

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