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John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) —
also known as John S. Mosby; "The Gray
Va.; Warrenton, Fauquier
Born in Powhatan
County, Va., December
In 1852, he shot
and wounded George R. Turpin, with whom he had quarreled; arrested
only of the misdemeanor charge of unlawful shooting and sentenced
to one year in jail; pardoned
by Gov. Joseph
Johnson in 1853; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil
War; U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1878-85.
Died in Washington,
D.C., May 30,
1916 (age 82 years, 176
Interment at Warrenton
Cemetery, Warrenton, Va.
Charles W. Dempster (c.1879-1941) —
of Los Angeles, Los
Angeles County, Calif.
Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie
County, Iowa, about 1879.
member of Montana
state house of representatives, 1901-02; Supreme Secretary of the
Fraternal Brotherhood, an insurance
union; on February 1, 1917, when he was ousted
by the brotherhood's Supreme Council on grounds of insubordination,
he drew a revolver and held the council at bay for ten
minutes; after being disarmed by a private detective, he was arrested
for disturbing the peace; candidate in primary for California
state senate 31st District, 1920; member of California
state assembly, 1931-34 (57th District 1931-32, 61st District
1933-34); candidate for mayor
of Los Angeles, Calif., 1932, 1933 (primary).
Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles
County, Calif., July 20,
1941 (age about 62
Married to Grace Warner.|
Fred William Yoos (1879-1940) —
also known as Fred W. Yoos —
of Akron, Summit
Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County, Ohio, January
Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; railroad
officer; rubber tire
worker; after serving as an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan, he
resigned, or was expelled, and announced in January 1923 that he
would expose corruption and "un-American prejudice" in the local Klan
organization; on January 18, police received an anonymous "tip off"
that Yoos was illegally carrying a concealed weapon; he was searched,
and no weapon was found on his person, but a companion had a gun, and
Yoos was arrested
and held in jail for days until released; he continued to express
opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, but did not make the disclosures he
promised; Independent candidate for mayor of
Akron, Ohio, 1923.
ancestry. Member, Ku Klux
Died in Akron, Summit
County, Ohio, May 31,
1940 (age 61 years, 132
Interment at Rose
Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Ohio.
of Fred B. Yoos and Katie (Hurst) Yoos; married, October
24, 1900, to Hedwig 'Hattie' Wojahn.|
Bobby Lee Rush (b. 1946) —
also known as Bobby L. Rush —
of Chicago, Cook
Born in Albany, Dougherty
County, Ga., November
Democrat. Candidate for Illinois
state house of representatives, 1978; U.S.
Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1993-; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996,
candidate for mayor
of Chicago, Ill., 1999.
As a Black Panther, spent six months in prison
on a weapons charge.
Still living as of 2014.
Bernard Hugo Goetz (b. 1947) —
also known as Bernard H. Goetz; Bernhard Goetz;
"Subway Vigilante" —
of New York City (unknown
Born in Queens, Queens
County, N.Y., November
Fusion candidate for mayor
of New York City, N.Y., 2001.
On December 22, 1984, he shot
and wounded four young men who were about to rob him, and
to New England, until he turned
himself in at Concord, N.H.; arraigned
and weapons charges;
only for carrying an unlicensed gun; sentenced
to one year in jail;
served eight months.
Still living as of 2014.
Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. (b. 1940) —
also known as Glenn Miller; "Frazier Glenn
Cross"; "Rounder" —
of North Carolina; Aurora, Lawrence
Born in Springfield, Greene
County, Mo., 1940.
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; candidate in
Democratic primary for Governor of
North Carolina, 1984; candidate in Republican primary for North
Carolina state senate, 1986; convicted
on federal contempt
of court charges in 1986; sentenced
to one year in prison, but disappeared
while out on bond; later captured
in Missouri, along with four other Klansmen and a cache of weapons;
in 1987 for plotting robberies
and an assassination;
in a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded
guilty to a weapons charge and to making threats
through the mail; served three years in prison;
candidate for U.S.
Representative from Missouri 7th District, 2006; candidate for
Senator from Missouri, 2010; on April 13, 2014, in an apparent hate
crime he shot
and killed three people at a Jewish community center and
retirement complex in Overland Park, Kansas.
Still living as of 2014.
Carl Thomas Rowan (1925-2000) —
also known as Carl T. Rowan —
Born in Ravenscroft, White
County, Tenn., August
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; syndicated newspaper
commentator; U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1963-64; in 1988, he shot
and wounded an intruder in his backyard in Washington, D.C.; he
with a weapons violation, and tried;
the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared;
received the Spingarn
Medal in 1997.
ancestry. Member, Americans
for Democratic Action.
Died, of heart and
ailments and diabetes,
at the Washington Hospital
23, 2000 (age 75 years, 43
Drew Nixon (b. 1959) —
of Carthage, Panola
Republican. Real estate
business; member of Texas
state senate 3rd District, 1995-2000; arrested
in February 1997, after he offered
money to a police officer posing as a prostitute; a loaded
revolver was found under the seat of his car, though he had no
concealed hangun permit; pleaded
guilty and sentenced to six months in jail.
Still living as of 2000.