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 Whittier Serl Chessman

Whittier Serl Chessman

Birth
Itasca, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Death 2 Mar 1954 (aged 61)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Patience, Niche 21257
Memorial ID 13012 · View Source
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Father of the infamous executed rapist, Caryl Chessman. Caryl Chessman was convicted of rape in California, and spent years on death row, writing books and fighting to overturn his sentence. Ultimately he failed, and was put to death on May 2, 1960. His father, who died while Caryl was on death row, had requested that his son be allowed to join him at Forest Lawn, but the cemetery refused to allow the dead criminal to be interred there. His ashes were ultimately scattered.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Whittier Serl Chessman (23 Sep 1892–2 Mar 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13012, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .