William Randolph Hearst (from Wikipedia) The Family Club Through the rise of Hearst's yellow journalism, he was blamed by many for the Spanish-American War.[citation needed] His dubious stories were what many believed to be the spark of the fighting. Once a decorated member of the Bohemian Club, Hearst branched off to form his own private club, The Family. The Family keeps a clubhouse in San Francisco and a rural retreat in Woodside, California. Death and legacy In 1947, Hearst left his San Simeon estate to seek medical care, which was unavailable in the remote location. He died in Beverly Hills on August 14, 1951, at the age of 88. He was interred in the Hearst family mausoleum at the Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California. All of his sons followed their father into the media business and his namesake, William Randolph, Jr., became a Pulitzer Prize-winning Hearst newspaper reporter. SNAPSHOT | BIO | EARLY LIFE | PUBLISHING BUSINESS | EXPANSION INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS | PERSONAL LIFE | MARION DAVIES CALIFORNIA PROPERTY | ST. DONAT’S CASTLE | THE FAMILY CLUB CRITICISM | IN FICTION | OTHER WORKS William Randolph Hearst in 1906 William Randolph Hearst in 1906