Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Olivottos in:
 • Fort Lawton Cemetery
 • Seattle
 • King County
 • Washington
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Guglieamo Olivotto
Birth: unknown, Italy
Death: Aug. 14, 1944
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Murder Victim. He was an Italian Prisoner of War at Fort Lawton during World War II. During 1944 resentment mounted among African-American soldier as Italian POWs were granted access to clubs that banned African-Americans. Blacks were also assigned to degrading tasks instead of the POWs On August 14, 1944 these tensions erupted into riot and Guglielmo Olivotto was lynched. Twenty-three Black soldiers were convicted for this crime. (bio by: Tenalquot) 
 
Burial:
Fort Lawton Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: NE corner of cemetery
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tenalquot
Record added: Oct 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5861986
Guglieamo Olivotto
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Guglieamo Olivotto
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Guglieamo Olivotto
Added by: Melinda St
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- LAPrice
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013

- Bunny
 Added: Aug. 14, 2013

- Stephanie Buman
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
There are 79 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.2 after 24 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service