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Bernard Shelton

  • Birth 25 Apr 1899 Wayne City, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 26 Jul 1948 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 8578860

Organized Crime Figure. Brother of Carl Shelton. Bernie Shelton was one of the most notorious Midwestern gangsters in the early 20th century. Shortly after the murder of his older brother Carl, Bernie was fatally wounded by a sniper outside his Peoria, Illinois, tavern.

Bio by: Dennis Rice


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  • Originally Created by: Dennis Rice
  • Added: 30 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8578860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Shelton (25 Apr 1899–26 Jul 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8578860, citing Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .