Cotton Jr., Eddie 'The Gun' b. June 15, 1926 d. June 24, 1990 Professional Boxer. He appeared in 83 fights during his 20-year professional boxing career, winning 58 bouts (53 KO's), losing 23 with two draws. He fought for the light-heavyweight world championship titles in 1961 and 1966, losing in close decisions to Harold Johnson and Jose Torres. Following his retirement he served as a commissioner with the Washington State Boxing Association and as an employee with the Boeing Aircraft Company. He died two days following a liver transplant at the age of...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section L, Lot 621.
Wilson, John Francis 'Black Jack' b. April 12, 1912 d. April 19, 1995 Professional Baseball Player. He played nine years in the major leagues as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers. Wilson played collegiate baseball at the University of Portland before making his major league debut on September 9, 1934 with the Philadelphia Athletics. He appeared in 281 games during his major league career, winning 68 games against 72 losses. (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section Q, Queen of Heaven, Lot 922, Grave 21