Orne, Azor b. July 22, 1731 d. June 6, 1796 Military Figure and Patriot. He was a militia colonel before the start of the American Revolution and in 1774 was a delegate to the Essex Convention and the Provincial Congress. Orne was also a member of the Committees of Safety, Military Affairs, Organization of Forces, and on the Collecting of Arms and Ammunition. In the early hours of April 19, 1775, he was with fellow committee members John Adams, John Hancock and future United States vice president Edbridge Gerry at the Black Horse Tavern...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) Green Street Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Redd, Wilmot [cenotaph] d. September 22, 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trial Victim. The wife of Samuel Redd, a fisherman in their village, she was accused by several village girls were supposedly "afflicted" by her witchcraft and in turn had become hysterical. An elderly woman supposedly not well liked by the womenfolk of the town, she was apprehended May 28, 1692 by James Smith. She was taken to the Salem Village for a preliminary examination on May 31, 1692, where following she was indicted and put in jail. At her trial held a few months later...[Read More] (Bio by: The Guardian) Old Burial Hill Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Wilson, Joan b. November 3, 1928 d. July 4, 1985 Television Producer. Under the name Joan Wilson, she was a television producer for WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts until her death in 1985 from cancer. She was the executive producer of such shows as "Masterpiece Theatre," and creator and producer of "Mystery!" She married actor Jeremy Brett in 1977. The International Television Academy Foundation created the Joan Wilson Fellowship award to honour her memory and to acknowledge excellence in the art for which she was best known. Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Pool Ave.