John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1942. He was born to John Stanley Gacy and Marion Elaine Robinson. John Wayne Gacy is only son of three children. He grew up very close to his mother and his two sisters. His father was an alcoholic and was very abusive to his wife and kids.
My grandmother lived Downtown where she attended Courtenay Elementary School and Charleston High, but she did not attend college due to the birth of her first child, my aunt, at age eighteen. My paternal grandfather’s side of the family came to America in 1917, through Ellis Island, from Greece. While in Charleston, my great grandfather worked two jobs, at a restaurant on Columbus Street and at the Banana Dock. He earned enough money to eventually purchase the restaurant. From there, he went on to own a liquor store, a grocery store, and several houses in the high-class area of Charleston, SC.
On September 20, 1941 George and Viola Chihuly gave birth to their second son, Dale Chihuly, in Tacoma, Washington. As a kid, Dale Chihuly quickly took interest in the two things: glass, and light. He was amazed by how light could pass through a small piece of stained glass, and would stretch as far as 300ft. In 1956, his older brother and only sibling, George, died in a Navy Air Force training accident in Pensacola, Florida. A year later in 1957 his Father, George Chihuly who work as a meatpacker and a union organizer died of a heart attack.
Two weeks before they married, Connye, having gotten pregnant by another boy, gave birth to a baby girl name Cydne Rae. Chuck and Connye lived with his parents while he continued to attend St. Louis University. When Chuck’s mother, Lizzie, got tuberculosis, the baby was sent out to California to live with her grandmother, Rachel. After 3 ½ years of college, and still suffering from partially being paralyzed, Chuck graduated. He and Connye immediately moved to Los Angeles where he worked in banking eventually owning a Ford Dealership.
Her son Christopher decided to come a month and a half early, making her first semester of college possible. She enrolled at lone star junior college and stayed for two years to complete her basics. When two years were up her boyfriend got excepted into pharmaceutical school at A&M in College Station. Knowing College Station was in her future and wanting to pursue a job in the Health field, she looked towards all sorts of majors. Narrowing her choices down to nursing or dental hygiene, Marissa thought Blinn offered her best chances of getting accepted to school.
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia to a sharecropping family. His parents were named Mallie and Jerry Robinson. Jackie had three brothers: Edgar, Frank, and Mack, as well as a sister, Willa Mae. Jerry worked on a plantation for twelve dollars a month, but was complaining about being sick of farming and spending an increasing amount of time in Cairo. Six months after Jackie was born, Jerry told Mallie that he was going to visit his brother in Texas, but Mallie was afraid Jerry would never come back to his family.
Emmett Till since the age of five suffered from polio. The white clerk didn 't know and was insulted and told her husband. Emmett Till was kidnapped, tortured, and killed by J.W Milam and Roy Bryant, husband and friend of the clerk. When they found his body they couldn 't identify it. They
Emmett Till was a 14 year old African American boy who was brutally murdered. Emmett was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi and went into a store, but no one knows what happened(source 1). As a child, Emmett suffered with polio, which left him with a slight stutter. Do to his stutter he was taught to whistle before he said hard words. In Money, Mississippi his friends may have dared him to ask a store clerk out.
However, Castro received better treatment than his victims, and committed suicide one month after his sentence, so the sliver of justice that was originally served, was now an injustice to his captives. Ariel Castro was abused early in his life and felt abandoned when his mother moved to the United States and left him with his grandmother. After four years, Castro’s mother finally moved him to the Pennsylvania, but later relocated to Cleveland. He led a normal teenage life (Glatt 7-10).
Till, also known as Bobo, was born to Louis and Mamie Till on July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. PBS writes, “He never knew his father, a soldier, who died during World War II.” For this reason, he often had to help take care of his mother which made him mature at a very young age. His cousin, Wheeler Parker, said, “He loved to tell jokes. He would pay people to tell him jokes.”
Samuel Truett Cathy was born on March 14, 1921 in Eatonton, GA to Lilla James and Joseph Benjamin Cathy. He was the 6th of 7 children with 4 older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother. Cathy attended Boys High School (known today as Henry W. Grady High school) in Atlanta, GA. Cathy married Jeanette Cathy and together they had 3 children; Trudy, Bubba, and Dan. During the time of World War II, Cathy had gone and served in the war.
David Koresh, real name Vernon Wayne Howell was born August 17, 1959 in Houston Texas to his teenage mother Bonnie Clark. He was initially raised by his grandparents in the suburbs of Garland Texas where he attended Garland High School, and the Church of Seventh Day Adventist (Bio.com). He soon dropped out of Highschool just before his senior year to work at a carpentry, then he spent a short time of his 20s in Los Angeles trying to pursue becoming a rock star. When that did not work he returned to Houston where he was kicked out of his church.
Britt got married with Nancy Mitchell and had three children, but later he got divorced and got married again to Patricia Allbright. Britt later got into politics and got elected as lieutenant governor of Arkansas and served two terms. In 1986, Britt was running for governor but got defeated by Frank White. On November 26, 1995 Britt died from a heart failure.
Bonds never played another inning in professional baseball after the 2007 season ended. In 2011 the grand jury charged Bonds that involved him not answering their question, they asked “Did Greg ever give you anything that a syringe to inject yourself with? Bonds answered with “That’s what keeps our friendship” (ESPN.com) The jury accused him of lying about knowingly taking steroids that was given by Greg Anderson. In 2015 the charges were dropped because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the jury 's decision.
Donald Henry Gaskins also known as “Pee Wee” didn’t have a normal life as many of us. Some have said he wasn’t your typical man, but in reality Donald Gaskins was mentally ill. On March 13, 1933, Donald Gaskins was born in Florence County, South Carolina (Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins, Crime Museum, 1). As a child Henry was bullied by his fellow classmates and because of his small body figure that made him get the teased nickname of “ Pee Wee”. Violence and fear followed Gaskins from school to home, whether it was at home by getting beaten up by his own stepfather or going to school and fighting against his fellow bullies Henry could have never gotten rid of all the violence surrounded by him.