Allensworth, Allen b. April 7, 1842 d. September 14, 1914 United States Army Officer. Born a slave in Louisville, Kentucky, he joined the United States Navy as a Seaman, then served as the Chaplain to the all Black 24th Infantry regiment. He rose Lieutenant Colonel, and was the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army at that time. In 1908 after he retired from the army, he founded the all-black township of Allensworth in Tulare County, California. The town focused upon black self reliance and self respect. Allensworth is a registered...[Read More] Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Anderson, Ivy b. July 10, 1904 d. December 28, 1949 Singer, Actress. Born in Gilroy, California, she was jazz singer best-known for her performances with the Duke Ellington's orchestra, 1931 to 1942. With Duke Ellington, she recorded numerous hits to include "Delta Bound", "Ebony Rhapsody", "My Honey's Lovin' Arms", "Watermelon Man", "Stormy Weather", "Five O'Clock Whistle" and "Hayfoot, Strawfoot". For feature films, she made her debut singing in "A Bundle Of Blues" (1933). She also appeared in "A Day At The Races" (1937), "Hit Parade of 1937" (...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 7 Lot 5A Grave Z NE
Armstrong, Henry 'Hurricane Hank' b. December 12, 1912 d. October 22, 1988 Professional Boxer. Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight Champion of the World. One of the greatest fighters in history, "Hurricane Hank" is the only fighter to hold 3 world Championships simultaneously. His first title came in 1937 when he wrested the Featherweight Championship from Petey Sarron via 6th round ko. His second title came on May 31, 1938 when he beat Barney Ross for the Welterweight Championship, and his third title came on August 17 when he beat Lou Ambers for the...[Read More] Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Baker Jr., Edward Lee b. December 28, 1865 d. August 26, 1913 Spanish-American Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the War with Spain as a Sergeant Major in the 10th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. His citation reads "Left cover and, under fire, rescued a wounded comrade from drowning." The date that his Medal was awarded to him was unrecorded. (Bio by: K) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 130, Grave 2 SE
Barney, Lewis Tappan b. March 18, 1844 d. December 19, 1904 Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He began his Civil War service while a Private in the 7th New York State Militia regiment, but was soon tapped to serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry. After a time with his unit he was made part of the staff of Brigadier General Rufus Saxtion, serving as an Assisstant Adjutant General. he was given two opportunities to lead regiments, being named Colonel of the 180th New York Volunteer Infantry (a regiment that did not complete...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section J, Lot 144
Beauford (Bridwell), Clay (Welford C.) b. September 27, 1846 d. February 1, 1905 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. In 1861, at the age of 14, he enlisted in the Confederate States Army as a drummer boym using a fictitious name, Clay Beauford, to avoid being recalled by his widowed mother, who strongly opposed his enlistment. He served with the 30th Virginia Infantry, Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division, First Corps commanded by General James Longstreet. He was wounded in battle at Sharpsburg. After mustering out of the C.S.A. on April 27, 1865, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Lawrence Hildebrand) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 110, Grave 2NE
Benton, Arthur Burnett b. April 17, 1858 d. September 18, 1927 American Architect. In 1887, Benton studied at the Topeka School of Art and Design in Kansas. The following year he went to work for two years as a draftsman in the architectural department of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. In 1890, he relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, where he worked as a draftsman in the chief engineer’s office of the Union Pacific Railroad. The following year, he moved to Los Angeles and within two years, he went into an architectural partnership with William C...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Benton was cremated on the premises and his remains were returned to his family.
Bowen, Emmer b. October 25, 1830 d. December 26, 1912 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in Company C, 127th Illinois Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads "Gallanry in the charge of the volunteer storming party." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 6, Lot 480
Browning, Tod b. July 12, 1880 d. October 6, 1962 Motion-Picture Director and Screenwriter. Known as "The Master of the Macabre", he was one of the most idiosyncratic artists ever to work in Hollywood. Browning was born in Louisville, Kentucky. At 16 he ran away from home to join a travelling circus, earning his keep as a contortionist and clown. It was the formative experience of his life and determined the kind of filmaker he would become. Several of his films would have sideshow or theatrical settings, and themes of role playing and...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burbank, David b. December 17, 1821 d. January 21, 1895 Businessman. A dentist originally from New Hampshire, in 1867 he bought 4,600 acres of the Rancho La Providencia, and more than 4,000 acres of the Rancho San Rafael. These he combined to form a large and extremely successful sheep ranch. In 1886, he sold his holdings to the Providencia Land, Water, and Development Company for about $240,000. The future development was named "Burbank, California" in his honor. (Bio by: Scott G) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section J, Lot 222
Campbell, Eric (Alfred Eric) [cenotaph] b. April 26, 1879 d. December 20, 1917 Actor. He was born in Scotland and began acting while he was still a young boy. At the end of March of 1901 he married Fanny Gertrude Robotham, by whom he would have one child, Una. Later he began working for Fred Karno's famous vaudeville troupe, and went to New York with one of Karno's current line-ups in July of 1914. Very soon after his arrival he was hired by Charles Frohman, a Broadway producer. Then in late 1915 Charlie Chaplin and his older brother Sydney, who had also been in Karno's...[Read More] (Bio by: Carrie-Anne) Cause of death: Automobile accident Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section H. This is a cenotaph placed by a British film company in 1995. His ashes were buried in an unrecorded location in the cemetery.
Chance, Frank LeRoy b. September 9, 1876 d. September 15, 1924 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "The Peerless Leader". As player-manager of the Chicago Cubs from 1905 to 1912, he guided his team to four National League championships and two World Series wins (1907 and 1908). He entered baseball lore as the third link in the famous "Tinker to Evers to Chance" infield trio. Frank Leroy Chance was born in Fresno, California, and made his Major League debut with the Cubs in 1898. In his playing prime he was considered the NL's best...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 109, Grave 2 NE
Chase, Arline b. August 26, 1900 d. April 12, 1926 Dancer. She helped popularize "The Shimmy" during the World War I era. Born in Bangor, Maine, where her actor parents were appearing in stock theater, she made her stage debut as a child. She later toured vaudeville and had notable roles in the Broadway hits "Very Good Eddie" (1915), "Leave It to Jane" (1917), and "The Night Boat" (1920). Her career was cut short by tuberculosis, the cause of her death at 25. (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section S, Lot 18
Connell, Trustrim b. May 12, 1844 d. February 17, 1937 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company I, 138th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag". His Medal was issssued on May 10, 1865. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Dolphy, Eric b. June 20, 1928 d. June 29, 1964 Musician. Born in Los Angeles, California, he was a versatile jazz alto saxophonist, flautist and bass clarinetist. He was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the early 1960s jazz scene, performing with artist to include John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Roy Porter, Charles Mingus and many more. His recording career as a leader began with the Prestige label recording13 albums from April 1960 to September 1961. In 1964, he signed with Blue Note and recorded several albums...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Insulin shock Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA