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Casket at funeral of Theodore Plunkett
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This service took place at White Co. Inc. Mortuary, located at 664 W. Washington Boulevard in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Plunkett was buried not far from Ned Doheny at Forest Lawn, Glendale.; Edward L. "Ned" Doheny, Jr. was born on November 6, 1893 in Los Angeles. He was the son of oil magnate Edward L. Doheny. Doheny was an executive in his father's company and was expected to take charge when his father stepped down. On February 16, 1929, Doheny and his secretary Theodore Hugh Plunkett were found shot to death in Doheny's mansion in Beverly Hills. Officially ruled a murder-suicide, with Plunkett having killed Doheny, controversy surrounded the tragedy. Several theories circulated, especially after the story was out of the papers after thirty-six hours. The word was that Doheny Sr. was "too big to monkey with." It was speculated that Doheny killed Plunkett and then himself, that Doheny's wife killed both men, and that a hired gun may have been responsible. Both men had been implicated in the elder Doheny's Teapot Dome Scandal, the younger men having delivered bribe money to former secretary of the interior, Albert Fall on behalf of Doheny Sr. Plunkett was set to testify in that case.
Shown is the casket of Theodore Hugh Plunkett, deceased accused killer of Edward L. Doheny, Jr. It is surrounded by floral arrangements. Photograph dated February 22, 1929.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1822
Plunkett, Theodore Hugh--Death and burial
Doheny, Edward L.,--Jr.--Death and burial
White Co. Inc. Mortuary (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Coffins--California--Los Angeles
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Funeral service--California--Los Angeles
Flower arrangements
Flowers--California--Los Angeles
Funeral homes--California--Los Angeles
University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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