|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1907, Canada|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1979, Spain|
Thief, bootlegger, kidnapper, bank and train robber, killer, this was Alvin Karpis Public Enemy Number One during the gangster-ridden days of the Depression. "Old Creepy", as he was known, was born in Montreal and was extradited to Canada after serving 33 years in U.S. federal prisons, 26 in the infamous Alcatraz. It is for the very reason that he was a Canadian that Karpis was able to give this vivid, violent account of the underworld because parole regulations in the Karpis was the lone survivor of the Public Enemies of the 1930's. He describes his duel of nerve and wits with J. Edgar Hoover who revived his failing reputation by claiming that he personally captured Karpis in 1936. Held on $400,000 bail, the largest in history at that time, Karpis escaped the electric chair but went on to serve more time in Alcatraz than any other convict. He was released from prison in December 1968.U.S. precluded publication of personal memoirs.Alvin Karpis was released from prison in 1969 and, because he had never been given official immigrant status in the USA, he was deported to the country of his birth, Canada.Alvin Karpowicz, the famous gangster known as Alvin Karpis, was buried in the niche (plot #2300) in 1979. The 28th of May 1999, when his permency was expired, and nobody claim his rests (remains), he was buried in a communal mass grave. Because of this now is impossible to find his rests (remains) or his tombstone."
Whether Alvin Karpis is content with his final disposal, or whether his restless spirit is seeking retribution is a matter left to fictional imagination. I am certain that he is grateful, as am I, for the diligence and perseverance in discovering the facts. for their contributions to the search and discovery.
Created by: tonya sample
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
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