Curry, Tony b. December 22, 1938 d. October 16, 2006 Major League Baseball Player. Born George Anthony Curry. A native of Nassau, Bahamas, he was an outfielder for three seasons (1960 to 1961, 1966) with the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians. His best year was in 1960 when he had a season high 64 hits with a .261 batting average. Curry had the distinction of becoming the second Bahamian player to enter the big leagues (the first was Andre Rodgers) when he made his MLB debut on April 12, 1960. In 129 career games, Curry had 73 hits with...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Matthews Cemetery, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas
Pindling, Sr. Lynden Oscar "The Black Moses" b. March 22, 1930 d. August 26, 2000 Statesman. A native of Mason's Addition, Nassau, Bahamas, Pindling served as the first black Premier of the Colony of the Bahama Islands from 1967 to 1973, and as the Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1973 to 1992. Educated at the University of London in London, England, Pindling was also a successful lawyer, receiving his law degree in 1953. He also served as a Member of the Bahamian Progressive Liberal Party in 1953, Treasurer of the Party from 1954 to 1963, and Parliamentary Leader of the...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Agnes Anglican Cemetery, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas
Rees, Lionel Wilmot Brabazon b. July 31, 1884 d. September 28, 1955 British Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. He was born to an army officer in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, northwest Wales. He was a student of the Royal Military Academy and was commissioned in 1943 in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He learned to fly at his own expense and received his pilot certificate in 1913. He was then attached to the West African Frontier Force and saw his first flying action in 1915. He was known as an aggressive pilot and excellent marksman. In addition to the Victoria Cross he...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Nassau War Cemetery, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas
Rodgers, Andre b. December 2, 1934 d. December 13, 2004 Major League Baseball Player. Born Kenneth Andre Ian Rodgers in Nassau, Bahamas, 'Andy' was the first Bahamian to play in the major leagues. At 6'3, and 200lbs, Rodgers made is debut on April 16, 1957, and played his final game on September 30, 1967. Rodgers played for the New York Giants in 1957, San Francisco Giants from 1959 to 1960, Chicago Cubs from 1961 to 1963, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1965 to 1967. Rodgers died at the age of 70, in December 2004, in his native Nassau, Bahamas. (Bio by: K) Christ Church Cathedral Cemetery, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas
Smith (Hogan), Anna Nicole (Vickie Lynn) b. November 28, 1967 d. February 8, 2007 Model, Actress. Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she first gained popularity as Playboy magazine's 1993 Playmate of the Year. Her highly publicized marriage to oil business executive and billionaire J. Howard Marshall, who was 63 years her senior, resulted in tumultuous speculation that she married the octogenarian merely for his money, which she denied. Following his death, she began a lengthy and ongoing legal battle over a share of his estate. Smith's career and public image subsequently suffered as...[Read More] Cause of death: Accidental drug overdose Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas Plot: Next to her son Daniel
Symonette, Sir. Roland Theodore b. December 16, 1898 d. March 13, 1980 Statesman. A native of Current, Eleuthera, Bahamas, he served as the Chief Minister of the Bahamas from 1955 to 1959, and as the Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1959 to 1964, and from 1964 to 1967. He also served as a Member of the House of Assembly from 1925 to 1977. Known for his vast fortune, and his generosity towards charities, he was honored with his face being put on the Bahamian $50 dollar bill. He was knighted in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II. His family also became known as the...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas
Teach, Edward 'Blackbeard' b. 1680 d. November 22, 1718 Pirate Captain. Best known as "Blackbeard", he was born about 1680 in Bristol, England, little is known about his early life. About 1716 he met his first real pirate, Benjamin Hornigold, who took him on as his apprentice and taught him the pirating trade. In late 1717, the English King gave a pardon to all pirates who gave up their trade, and Hornigold decided to retire, leaving Teach on his own. Taking a recently captured merchant ship "Concord", he refitted it as a pirate ship with 40 guns...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Coco Cay Island*, Ragged Island, Bahamas *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Templeton, Sir. John Marks b. November 29, 1912 d. July 8, 2008 Businessman, Mutual Fund Pioneer, Philanthropist. Born in Winchester, Tennessee, he graduated with honors from Yale in 1934 and was named a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford, where he earned an MA degree in law. He began a career on Wall Street in 1937. In 1939 he borrowed $10,000 to buy 100 shares each in 104 companies that were foundering or in bankruptcy. He made huge profits in all but four. At a time when most American investors did not look beyond domestic holdings, he launched his first global...[Read More] (Bio by: MKC) Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas