Cholak, Edward 'Moose' b. March 17, 1930 d. October 31, 2002 Professional Wrestler. Nicknamed "Moose" for his 450 pound frame, he stood 6 feet 4 inches tall, a popular wrestler in the mid-west. He started wrestling in the early 1950s, with opponents such as stars Buddy Rogers, Angelo Poffo, Bobo Brazil, Dick the Bruiser, and The Crusher. After retiring from wrestling in the early 1980s, he went to work for the city of Chicago, Illinois as an engineer. (Bio by: Michael Hollings) Cause of death: Stroke and pneumonia Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Gaedel, Edward C. b. June 8, 1925 d. June 18, 1961 Midget Baseball Player. He was 3' 7", and weighed about 65 pounds. His only time at bat was when he was 26 years old. He was the St Louis Brown's first batter in the second game of an August 19,1951 doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. Gaedel walked in four pitches, was pinch-run for, and that was the end of his career. (The Detroit pitcher was Bob Cain.) Cause of death: Heart Attack (after a beating/mugging) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section G, gravestone number: X-363B
Moriarty, George Joseph b. July 7, 1884 d. April 8, 1964 Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Umpire. During his Major League career (1903 to 1916) he played third base for the Chicago Cubs, New York Highlanders, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. In eight consecutive seasons he stole 20 or more bases and he had a total of 248 career stolen bases; including stealing home eleven times. After his ball playing career, he was an American League umpire from 1917 to 1940 except for the years of 1927 to 1928 when he was the manager of the Detroit...[Read More] (Bio by: DXA) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section B, Block 28, Lot 4
Schalk, Ray b. August 12, 1892 d. May 19, 1970 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Harvel, Illinois, he was a Major League catcher and was among the first players to consistently catch 100 games per season. Chicago White Sox (1912-28), New York Giants in 1929. A defensive star, he led the league in fielding percentage eight times, putouts nine times, retiring with Major League records for games caught, putouts and double plays. He was also one of the swiftest catchers in history, stealing 30 bases in 1916 and 24 in 1814. He...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Oakland Section, Lot 124, Part 1, Grave 5
Walter (Jacobs), Little (Marion Walter) b. May 1, 1930 d. February 15, 1968 Blues Musician. Born Marion Walter Jacobs, he is given credit for changing the sound of the blues by amplifying the harmonica to achieve the moaning, echoing hornlike sounds that are common in today's blues. He was also a proficient guitarist. He moved to Chicago in the early 1950s to become a session player for Chess Records, appearing on recordings of the labels top artist. This earned him an invitation to join the Muddy Waters band giving him the exposure needed to start his own recording...[Read More] (Bio by: Jim Adams) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section SW, Block 28, Lot 5, Grave 5 (near the fence that borders Pulaski Rd.).