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Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson
Birth: Oct. 31, 1905
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1968
Harlem
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Organized Crime Figure. Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson was a notorious gangster who operated one of the largest numbers rackets headquartered in Harlem, NY. His criminal career spanned three decades from the early 1930's until his death in 1968. He was one of the first African Americans of his era to become a millionaire, albeit through criminal activities. In his 62 years he served a little more than 30 behind bars. While in prison he developed a passion for writing poetry and studying history and philosophy. He even managed to have several of his poems published later on after his death. On July 7, 1968, while dining with a friend he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was transported to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 62 at the time of his death and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Cause of death: Heart attack (bio by: Dione Wilson) 
 
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  Mayme Hatcher Johnson (1915 - 2009)*
 
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Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Dione Wilson
Record added: Nov 09, 2007
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Ellsworth Raymond Bumpy Johnson
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