George C. “Bugs” Moran

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George C. “Bugs” Moran

Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Feb 1957 (aged 63)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Row 8, Plot 20 (name plate missing)
Memorial ID 730 · View Source
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Gangster. The way he got his nickname is disputed. It is believed it comes for his imaginative but impractical plans for robbing banks and kidnapping millionaires in Chicago during the 1920s or from those who thought he was nuts or "buggy". He is most known for trying to murder Al Capone. Capone was after Moran for the murder attempt when his men machine-gunned seven men on Clark Street in Chicago on Valentine's Day in 1929 (known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre). He is also credited with "innovating" the act of driving by a rival's hangout and spraying it with gunfire, a legacy which lasts to this day. Moran died of lung cancer 45 days after entering Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1957 on a ten-year bank robbery sentence.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George C. “Bugs” Moran (21 Aug 1893–25 Feb 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 730, citing United States Penitentiary Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .