Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Jul 1968 (aged 62)
Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Sec. Cliff, Range 27, Grave 69
Memorial ID 22790696 · View Source
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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

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Dione Wilson
  • Added: 9 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22790696
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson (31 Oct 1905–7 Jul 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22790696, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .