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Robert Snell Carlisle
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1827
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1865
Los Angeles County
California, USA

For the known information about Mr. Carlisle, sometimes misspelled as "Carlyle", refer to the article at, where he is referred to as "the diamond-toothed gunshot victim". He was the (or "a") founder of the L.A. City Cemetery, aka, "Protestant Cemetery", "Fort Moore Hill Cemetery", "Fort Hill Cemetery" and "The Cemetery on the Hill", from which he and his grandson, still-born William J. Brodrick, Jr. were the final dis-interments. Little Mr. Brodrick shares this crypt with his grandfather.
Mr. Carlisle was killed in "The Los Angeles OK Corral" gunfight at the Bella Union Hotel on July 6, 1865. As he was dying, he killed Frank King.
His diamond teeth were well-known and, in 1907, then-Mayor Arthur C. Harper, at the request of the cemetery watchman, discovered that Mr. Carlisle's face (including his teeth) had been removed by grave robbers.
In 1947, he (and his grandson) were moved to this location at Rose Hills.
He was never buried in San Bernardino. 
Family links: 
  Francisa A Williams Carlisle MacDougall Jesurun (1841 - 1926)*
  Mary Elizabeth Carlisle Kimball (1858 - 1946)*
  Laura Emerine Carlisle Brodrick (1859 - 1947)*
  William James Carlisle (1863 - 1910)*
  Eugene A. Carlisle (1865 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: El Portal De La Paz, Montery Corridor, 1703, bottom
Created by: Bob Marlowe
Record added: Oct 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79338816
Robert Snell Carlisle
Added by: Bob Marlowe
Robert Snell Carlisle
Added by: Bob Marlowe
Robert Snell Carlisle
Added by: Bob Marlowe
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