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Lester "Baby Face" Nelson
Original name: Lester Joseph Gillis
Birth: Dec. 6, 1908
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1934
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Gangster. Also known as George Nelson.
As a youngster, he was in and out of reform school. As an adult, he went to adult prison for bank robbery and escaped, joining John Dillinger's mob. With them he pulled a series of bank robberies - often shooting down bank guards and bystanders for the pleasure of it (he killed three F.B.I. agents before his own demise). He met his end near Barrington, Illinois in a shootout with two Federal men, Sam Cowley and Herman Hollis, both of whom had been at the Biograph Movie Theatre when Dillinger was killed. The two agents passed Gillis, his wife Helen and John Paul Chase on the road and went after him. In the ensuing shootout both agents were killed, but not before mortally wounding "Baby Face". He died in the arms of his wife Helen later that night. The next day his naked corpse was found in a roadside ditch next to a cemetery near Niles Center. (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Gillis (1869 - 1924)
  Marie Douget Gillis (1869 - 1961)
  Helen Wawzynak Gillis (1908 - 1987)
  Ronald Vincent Gillis (1929 - 1999)*
  Eugenie Gillis (1893 - 1918)*
  Edmund Joseph Gillis (1895 - 1966)*
  Leona Muriel Gillis McMahon (1905 - 1987)*
  Lester Nelson (1908 - 1934)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 18- Block 8- Section C
GPS (lat/lon): 41.93603, -87.84238
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Dec 22, 2003
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