Sign in Not A Member? Join now!
Find A Grave - Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum
Civella, Carl J. 'Cork' b. January 28, 1910 d. October 2, 1994 Organized Crime Figure. Brother of Kansas City Crime Boss Nick Civella. When Nick died in prison Carl became boss of the family and in 1984 he was sentenced to thirty years in federal prison for his role in skimming more than $280,000 from the Las Vegas Tropicana and almost $2 million from casinos run by Argent Corporation. This scheme became the basis for the plot of the Martin Scorcese film "Casino." (Bio by: Tom Denardo) Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Earp, James William b. June 15, 1888 d. November 18, 1958 Americana Author. In addition to his career with the railroad, he worked as an author of short stories throughout his life. His career as a published author began in 1916 when Railroad Manís Magazine accepted a short story which then developed into a series. He was especially successful in writing stories based on railroad themes. His short stories also appeared in such magazines as Railroad Stories, Argosy, Top Notch, Smart Set, American Boy, War Stories, Railroad Magazine, and Wayside Tales. (Bio by: Laurie) Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
O'Hara, Archbishop. Edwin Vincent b. September 6, 1881 d. September 11, 1956 Roman Catholic Archbishop. Born to Owen O'Hara and Margaret Nugent on their farm in Lanesboro, Minnesota, as the last of their eight children, Edwin Vincent O'Hara along with his brothers and sisters attended the one-room school on an acre of land their father had donated and successively, all graduated from Lanesboro High School. Ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Oregon City on June 9, 1905, he served as superintendent of schools for the diocese from his ordination up to 1920, chairing...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Plot: Foot of the Tower of the Ascension.
Peterson, Betty b. June 15, 1918 d. March 3, 2006 Songwriter. A native of Spurgeon, Missouri, she is best remembered for writing the song, "My Happiness." The song won the Song of the Year Award in 1948. Several people recorded the song including Ella Fitzgerald, The Pied Pipers, Jon and Sondra Steele, Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Pat Boone, Connie Francis, and a Memphis, Tennessee, truck driver named Elvis Aron Presley who payed $2.75 in 1953 to make a demo of the song. She was married to Louis O. Blanco, a songwriter and music...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Riordan, 2LT. Paul F. b. November 8, 1920 d. February 8, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A Second Lieutenant in the US Army's 34th Infantry Division, he was posthumously awarded his CMOH for actions near Cassino, Italy (February 3 to February 8, 1944). His citation reads: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty. In the attack on the approaches to the city of Cassino on 3 February 1944, 2d Lt. Riordan led 1 of the assault platoons. Attacking Hill 175, his command was pinned down by enemy...[Read More] Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA