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John Patrick "Jack" Cudahy
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Birth: 1876
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1921
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Industrialist. John was the son of wealthy Chicago meat packer, Michael Cudahy, and managed his fathers plant in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1910, he attacked Jere Lillis, President of the Western Exchange Bank, over suspicion of an affair between him and his wife, Edna. Following the attack, Edna and Jack divorced, and custody of their children was entrusted to Jack's parents. In 1912, the couple reconciled and remarried, and settled in Pasadena, California with their children. Jack joined the Army during World War I, served at Camp Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, but secured a medical discharge following a nervous breakdown in 1918. After he returned from the Army and regained his health, the family moved from Pasadena to one of the largest mansions on Hollywood Blvd. Despondent over financial matters, he committed suicide with a shotgun blast to the head, while his wife and two of his children slept upstairs. The city of Cudahy, in southeast Los Angeles, is named for the family. 
Family links: 
  Michael Cudahy (1841 - 1910)
  Edna Margaret Cowin Cudahy (1877 - 1949)*
  Edna C. Cudahy Leuhusen (1900 - 1948)*
  Anne Elizabeth Cudahy Clifton (1904 - 1959)*
  Michael John Patrick Cudahy (1907 - 1947)*
  Elizabeth Cudahy Nelson (1867 - 1948)*
  Clara Agnes Cudahy (1873 - 1938)*
  Cecelia Cudahy Casserly (1874 - 1954)*
  John Patrick Cudahy (1876 - 1921)
  Joseph Michael Cudahy (1878 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section O
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: May 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90524177
John Patrick Jack Cudahy
Added by: Louis M.
John Patrick Jack Cudahy
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