Brown, Beriah b. February 23, 1815 d. February 8, 1900 Seattle Mayor. He served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from July 1878 to August 1879. Trained as an printer apprentice in a New York county newspaper, he worked briefly in the banking and mining industry before devoting his life to a career in publishing. Considered one of the best editors in the United States, he operated major newspapers in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Salem, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Sacramento, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Niles, Michigan and...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Bullitt, Dorothy Stimson b. February 5, 1892 d. June 27, 1989 Broadcast Pioneer, Businesswoman. She was the first woman to own and operate a television station in the United States. She created one of the nation's greatest broadcasting empires, establishing television and radio properties in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Boise, Spokane and Honolulu, along with cable and business operations in Washington, Oregon and California. She acquired her father's real estate and lumber holdings during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Widowed at the age of 40...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section SH, Lot 0056, Grave 3
Bulosan, Carlos b. November 24, 1913 d. September 13, 1956 Writer, Poet, Political Activist. Born in a rural village in the Philippines, he became one of America's most prolific writers on pre-war social and economic injustice. A strong and firm believer in the American dream, he arrived in Seattle, Washington on July 22, 1930 at the age of 17. His belief in American society as a land of opportunity and equality among classes soon turned to disillusionment and bitterness. Faced with racial discrimination and brutality, he was forced to endure harsh and...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burns, George Henry b. January 31, 1893 d. January 7, 1978 Major League Baseball Player. The American League's MVP for 1926, "Tioga George" hit .307 over 16 years with five different teams. He is often confused with the other George Burns who played outfield for the New York Giants during the same time period. After completion of his major league career, "Tioga George" played and managed in the Pacific Coast League before becoming a King County (WA) sheriff. He died in 1978, 24 days shy of his 85th birthday. Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Saint Alphonsus First Section, Lot 546, Grave 38
Carmack, George Washington b. September 24, 1860 d. June 5, 1922 Western Frontier Figure. Born in California, he was a seaman on the USS Wachusetts, when he abandoned ship in 1882, at Juneau, Alaska, to search for gold. He to crossed the Chilkoot in 1887, created a good relationship with the Tagish Indians and married a relative of the chief named Kate. Prospecting in the Yukon Territory, he was credited with the discovery of gold which set off the rush known as the Klondike Gold Fields in August 1896. The finding of gold made him wealthy and he relocated to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 0077, Grave 5A
Carroll, John Edward b. October 15, 1877 d. February 22, 1955 Seattle Mayor. He served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from January 27 to March 27, 1941. He was appointed mayor by the Seattle City Council following the resignation of Arthur B. Langlie, who had resigned his office as Seattle mayor to become governor of Washington state. He served as a major in the United States Army during World War I, and was a member of the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to briefly...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot 1010
Chapman, Nathan Ross b. April 23, 1970 d. January 4, 2002 United States Army Soldier. A member of the Green Berets and a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, he was the first American serviceman killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. During his career, he participated in U.S. military endeavors in Panama, the Persian Gulf War, Haiti and Afghanistan. He was killed by small-arms fire during an ambush near Khost, near the Pakistan border. Chapman and a CIA agent, who was wounded, had been meeting with tribal leaders. Chapman's name has been...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section 6, Site 33
Collins, John b. 1835 d. April 22, 1903 Seattle Mayor. He served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from August 1873 to August 1874. He was elected as Seattle's fourth mayor on July 14, 1873. One of Seattle's earliest and most successful businessmen, he was involved in numerous investment opportunities including banking, railroading, gas lighting, electric street cars, hotels, book publishing, coal and irrigation projects. In addition to serving as mayor, he also served as a member of the Seattle City Council from 1869 to 1870, 1874 to...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: St. Joseph's, First Section, Lot 377, Grave 3.
Corahorgi, Demetri b. January 3, 1880 d. October 15, 1973 Interim Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Entered the service in New York was a veteran of the Spanish American War serving as a Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Aboard the U.S.S. Iowa on January 23, 1905, he showed extraordinary heroism at the time when the manhole plate of boiler D blew out on board that vessel. His citation was awarded on March 20, 1905. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Cotterill, George Fletcher b. November 18, 1865 d. October 13, 1958 Seattle Mayor. He served as Seattle's 29th mayor from March 18, 1912 to March 16, 1914. He immigrated to the United States in 1872 before arriving in the Pacific Northwest in 1883. He began his career as a surveyor and city engineer before switching to a career in politics. He was elected to the Washington State Senate in 1906 where he helped lead the way in organizing the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and drafting legislation to protect the city's shoreline against excessive...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Cotton Jr., Eddie 'The Gun' b. June 15, 1926 d. June 24, 1990 Professional Boxer. He appeared in 83 fights during his 20-year professional boxing career, winning 58 bouts (53 KO's), losing 23 with two draws. He fought for the light-heavyweight world championship titles in 1961 and 1966, losing in close decisions to Harold Johnson and Jose Torres. Following his retirement he served as a commissioner with the Washington State Boxing Association and as an employee with the Boeing Aircraft Company. He died two days following a liver transplant at the age of...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section L, Lot 621.
Damon, Cathryn b. September 11, 1930 d. May 4, 1987 Actress. Born Cathryn Lee Damon in Seattle, Washington she studied dance from an early age, moving to New York City at the age of sixteen in hope of pursuing a career in ballet. She debuted on Broadway as an ensemble dancer in the musical comedy ‘By the Beautiful Sea' in April 1954. She emerged from the ensemble players to name roles and over the next twenty years appeared in almost a dozen shows including ‘A Family Affair' in 1962, ‘The Last of the Red Hot Lovers' from 1969 to 1971 and ‘Sweet...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Cancer Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Rose Corridor, Section 5, Niche 103
Davis, Raymond Erwin b. September 19, 1885 d. September 9, 1965 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Unted States Navy as a Quartermaster Third Class on board the "USS Bennington". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on July 21, 1905. His citation reads "He displayed extraordinary heroism at the time of the explosion of a boiler on that vessel at San Diego, California". He was awarded the CMOH on January 5, 1906. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: St. Paul, Section 2, Lot 39, Site 4
Denny, Arthur Armstrong b. June 20, 1822 d. January 9, 1899 Seattle Founder, US Congressman. Born of Scottish-Irish descent, he began his career as a civil engineer and surveyor in Knox, County, Illinois. Enthralled by accounts of vast regions of untouched wilderness, fertile farmlands and mild winters in the Oregon Territory, he became the leader of a wagon train expedition to the Pacific Northwest. Leaving Cherry Grove, Illinois on April 10, 1851, he arrived in Portland, Oregon in late August, following a 108 day journey across country. Hearing of an...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot 329
Dore, John Francis b. December 11, 1881 d. April 18, 1938 Seattle Mayor. He served as Mayor of Seattle from June 1932 to June 1934, and from June 1936 to April 1938. He entered office during the era of the Great Depression, promising cuts to the city budget, reducing city employee wages and creating public works projects. Educated at Harvard University, he became one of Seattle's most respected and successful trial lawyers before entering public office, and also worked as a journalist with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He died in office from...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: St. John, Section 15, Lot 30, Grave 12.
Estes, Debra Lorraine b. September 12, 1967 d. September 20, 1982 Murder Victim. Daughter of Tom and Carol Estes. Debra was fifteen when she ran away from home, leaving a younger sister behind. She had an older brother named Luther who had been killed in a auto accident. Debra loved horses and she had many friends. She was last seen in September 1982 along Pacific Highway South in Federal Way. Dental records were used to name her remains when they were found in June of 1988. Debra was a murder victim of Gary Leon Ridgway, known as "The Green River Killer" who...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Gethsemane Cemetery, Federal Way, King County, Washington, USA
Fadden, Harry Delmar b. September 17, 1882 d. February 2, 1955 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Navy as a Coxswain on board the "USS Adams". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on June 30, 1903. His citation reads " for gallantry, rescuing O.C. Hawthorne, landsman for training, from drowning at sea, 30 June 1903." His Medal was awarded on July 31, 1903. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section 14, Lot 0262, Grave 7
Ferry, Elisha Peyre b. August 9, 1825 d. October 14, 1895 Washington Governor. He was born in Monroe County, Michigan, before moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana at an early age to pursue a career in law. He was admitted to the Indiana state bar association in 1845, at the young age of 20. The following year he moved to Waukegan, Illinois, where he continued in the practice of law until July 1869. In 1859 he was elected as the first mayor of Waukegan, Illinois, and served as a delegate to the Illinois state constitutional convention in 1861. From 1861 to...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Pneumonia and heart failure Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot EE, Circle