Joe DiMaggio Jr. ; Son of Yankees Baseball Legend Led Troubled Life. Joe DiMaggio Jr., the only child of baseball great Joe DiMaggio, died late Friday at a hospital in the Northern California town of Antioch, apparently of natural causes, hospital officials said Saturday. He was 57. Despite their his-and-hers crypts, however, Joltin' Joe's eternal resting place isn't near Marilyn. It's not at the same cemetery, or even in the same city. Though he wasn't buried with her as originally planned, Marilyn was still on DiMaggio's mind when he left this world. Joe DiMaggio was a man of few words, but his fans can see that he expressed himself with flowers. After Marilyn's death, Joe also arranged for flowers to be put at her grave every week for more than twenty years.
He never married again. According to DiMaggio's attorney Morris Engelberg, DiMaggio's last words were: "I'll finally get to see Marilyn. "
Of course, it's worth noting that $37, 500 was hardly a pittance in 1941 no matter how meager it seems compared to today's salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, DiMaggio's 1941 earnings are the rough equivalent of $600, 000 in 2013. In the 1940 census, the average American income was $1, 368.
DiMaggio, who earned the name "Joltin' Joe" after securing his still unbroken 56-game hitting record - the Streak - in the summer of 1941, died in the early hours of yesterday morning in a South Florida hospital after fighting a months-long battle with lung cancer.
Some States have regulations, and some don't. Cemeteries often have their own policies. Typically, a conventional grave, with a casket placed inside a concrete vault or graveliner, is between 5 and 6 feet deep. "Double-Depth" graves, designed to accommodate two casket/liner sets, is usually 9+.
At the age of 15, Gladys married John Newton Baker, an abusive man nine years her senior, and had two children by him, Robert (1917–1933) and Berniece (b. 1919). She successfully filed for divorce and sole custody in 1923, but Baker kidnapped the children soon after and moved with them to his native Kentucky.
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After retiring, he became a plastics manufacturer in New England. He was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995.