Buick, David Dunbar b. September 17, 1854 d. March 5, 1929 Scottish-American inventor and automotive pioneer, best known for starting the car company that became the Buick Motor Division of General Motors Corporation (GM). He was born David Dunbar Buick on September 17, 1854 at 26 Green Street, Arbroath, Scotland. His father, Alexander Buick, a joiner, emigrated to America with his wife and son when David was two years old. As a young man, David settled in Detroit, where he started manufacturing plumbing materials. Buick and his partner William...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Cause of death: Colon cancer Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Allendale section
Clarke, Jay Justin 'Nig' b. December 15, 1882 d. June 15, 1949 Major League Baseball Player. He was a catcher for five teams in nine years in the majors. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1905), Cleveland Naps (1905 to 1910), St. Louis Browns (1911), Philadelphia Phillies (1919), and finished with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920). In 1,536 plate appearances he batted a modest .254 with 127 runs batted in. Although he only hit 6 home runs in the majors, on June 15, 1902, he reportedly hit 8 home runs in 8 at bats playing for the Corsicana Oil Citys in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Hunt, Lynn Bogue b. 1878 d. October 12, 1960 Artist. He specialized in 20th Century national wildlife painting published in periodicals. His paintings and illustrations of ducks, hunters, charging elephants, fish, and other wildlife appeared on the covers of ‘Field and Stream” magazine, beginning in August, 1904 and lasting through the 1940s. His work also appeared on the covers of such publications as the “Saturday Evening Post”, “Boy's Life”, “The New York Herald Tribune”, “Rotarian”, “Better Homes and Gardens”, “Natural History”, and “...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section I, Grave 11. Cremains
Krapp, Eugene Hamlet b. May 12, 1887 d. April 13, 1923 Major League Baseball Player. Known as "Rubber Arm" for his durability, he pitched in the Southern Michigan League with Tecumseh and Flint before moving on to Portland of the Pacific Coast League. It was there that he gained prominence as a top pitcher, so much so that his contract was purchased by the American League Cleveland Naps, for whom he appeared in 44 games total in 1911 and 1912. In August of 1912 he was suspended by the "Cuyahogas" over a contract dispute. Sent to back to Portland...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Pridgeon, John b. August 1, 1852 d. March 16, 1929 Mayor of Detroit. He owned the Detroit & Windsor Ferry Co., with his father. Pridgeon was vice president of the Detroit River Savings Bank, afterwards the Marine Savings Bank, which was merged into the Dime Savings Bank, and also director Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad. He served as mayor of Detroit from 1889 to 1890 and was the youngest man to hold that position at the time. (Bio by: J Witkowski) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section F
Reinert, Rilla Marie b. September 22, 1890 d. April 6, 1946 Rilla was the daughter of Sherman Henry Sprinkle & Mary Catherine Miller.
She married Robert Reinert.
They had two daughters: Lucille & Mary Rosena (Bastow).
Slovik (Wisniewski), Antoinette b. 1913 d. September 7, 1979 Widow of last U.S. soldier executed for desertion. Antoinette Wisniewski was born with epilepsy and one leg three inches shorter than the other, which was followed up by infantile paralysis and limited her ability to walk. She worked at Montella Plumbing Company in Dearborn, Michigan. It was there that she met Edward Donald Slovik who had just been paroled from reform school. Despite these handicaps, the couple was determined to marry and did so on November 7, 1942. When Eddie got a job at the...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Slovik, Eddie (Edward Donald) b. February 18, 1920 d. January 31, 1945 The last US Solider to be exectuted for desertion, and the only soldier to be executed for this crime during World War II. He was a member of Company G, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, and had deserted them in late October 1944, right after he had joined the division as a replacement from the US. The division had just finished leaving the Battle of the Hurtengen Forest, where it had taken heavy casualties. Slovik had twice confessed to deserting, in writing, and stated that...[Read More] Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Vernor Sr., James b. April 11, 1843 d. October 29, 1927 Detroit florist and pharmacist. Creator of Vernor’s Ginger Ale that was introduced to the public in 1866 from his Woodward Avenue drug store. Shortly after moving to Detroit with his parents, he got a job at the Higby and Stern’s Drug Store in 1858, where he learned the business and became a pharmacist. Enlisted in the Fourth Michigan Cavalry as a Union Army Hospital Steward in 1862. Proving to be adept at military sciences, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant and served to the end of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Dave) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Vreeland, Gen. Michael James b. October 20, 1838 d. January 18, 1876 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In support of the Union he enlisted in the Grand Army of the Potomac and was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the 4th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry, June 1861. With the 4th Michigan in 1862, he led his troops in engagements at the Peninsula Campaign, the Battles of Malvern Hill, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. On July 2, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he was mortally wounded securing the "Wheatfield" after being pushed...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA