Beddows, Richard b. June 27, 1843 d. February 15, 1922 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in the 34th New York Battery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 18, 1864 at Spotsylvania, Virginia. His citation reads "Brought his guidon off in safety under a heavy fire of musketry after he had lost it by his horse becoming furious from the bursting of a shell." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section D, Range 3, Plot 4
Brewer, Teresa b. May 7, 1931 d. October 17, 2007 Singer. Born Theresa Breuer in Toledo, Ohio, she was a popular vocalist of the 1950s and 1960s, best known for such hits as "Let Me Go, Lover!", "A Tear Fell" and "Music! Music! Music!". She began her entertainment career as a young child performing on local radio programs and at five made her broadcast debut on the "Major Bowes Amateur Hour". In 1953 Brewer appeared in the film "Those Redheads from Seattle" and went on to become a familiar television performer in such programs as "Toast of the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Chatterton, Ruth b. December 24, 1893 d. November 24, 1961 Actress. Born in New York City, she began her career as a dancer on Broadway at age 14. Her first film was "Sins of the Fathers" (1928), followed by being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in two films, "Madame X" (1930) and "Sara and Son" (1930). Her many credits included "Anybody's Woman" (1930), "Unfaithful" (1931), "The Crash" (1932), "Lilly Turner" (1933), "Lady of Secrets" (1936), "The Rat" (1937) and "Royal Divorce" (1938). She died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Norwalk...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 11, Lot 303, in a crypt in the Lugar Mausoleum
Emmet, Robert Temple b. December 13, 1854 d. October 25, 1936 Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An 1877 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served during the Wars with the Plains Indians as a 2nd Lieutenant in Troop G, 9th United States Cavalry (his modern Medal of Honor grave marker lists his last name as "Emmett). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico on September 18. 1879. His citation reads "Lt. Emmet was in G Troop which was sent to relieve a detachment of...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 32, Lot 759, Grave 9
Foy, Irving b. 1909 d. April 20, 2003 Youngest son of actor Eddie Foy Sr. who along with his brothers and sisters were the "Seven Little Foys" in vaudeville. The family crisscrossed the country from 1912 to 1928 performing their singing, dancing and slapstick comedy sharing billing with the likes of Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley. The family's story was retold in the 1955 film "The Seven Little Foys"...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Lewis, William B. b. 1847 d. November 1, 1900 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the Union Army in Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on Juanuary 20-22, 1879 at Bluff Station, Wyoming. His citation reads "Bravery in skirmish." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Range 3
Paine, Thomas b. January 29, 1737 d. June 8, 1809 Author of "Common Sense." American Revolutionary War patriot, agitator and pamphleteer. He was born in Thetford, England the son of a corset maker. Adulthood found him with many trades, master of none. He met Benjamin Franklin, who convinced him to emigrate to America in 1774, where he became editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine and anonymously published his pamphlet Common Sense; in language of the common man urging immediate separation from England. He joined the army in 1776 and wrote a...[Read More] Thomas Paine Gravesite*, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: [unmarked] *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Taft, Dr. Charles Sabin b. August, 1835 d. December 18, 1900 Surgeon. Was in Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865 and attended President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot by actor John Wilkes Booth. He was best remembered for taking charge in the aftermath of the assassination, staying with Lincoln until he died and being present at his autopsy. Taft was a surgeon on the battlefield during the Civil War. He was the son of Horatio Nelson Taft, and half sister to Julia Taft Bayne. The Taft's were important people in the lives of the Lincoln's during their time...[Read More] (Bio by: Lisa S) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA