Bell, Alexander Graham b. March 3, 1847 d. August 2, 1922 Inventor, Educator. He is famous not only as an inventor, but also as an educator amd writer of books to help people who cannot speak or hear. Born in Edinburgh Scotland, he emigrated to Canada along with his family. He was hired to teach in Boston at a school for children not being able to speak nor hear. His home remained America for the rest of his life and he became an American citizen. Through his teachings, he became interested in the sound of the human voice which led to his invention...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart attack Beinn Bhreagh Estate, Baddeck, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Harlow, Jean b. March 3, 1911 d. June 7, 1937 Actress. While only in the spotlight for ten short years, life was cut short by her untimely death and one can only speculate as to what might have transpired had she had a normal lifespan. Jean Harlow was married three times with a fourth on the horizon in William Powell. She appeared in forty one movies, was voted to the American Film Institute's list of the greatest actresses of the Golden Age and...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Complications of uremic poisoning Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction, Private Family Mausoleum Room #34, Crypt B
Doohan, James [cremated remains] b. March 3, 1920 d. July 20, 2005 Actor. He is best known for his role of 'Montgomery "Scotty" Scott', the Chief Engineer of the starship "Enterprise" in the seminal and immensely popular 1960's science fiction television series "Star Trek" and it's subsequent movies. Born in British Columbia, Canada, he served in the Royal Canadian Artillery during World War II, and lost the middle finger on his right hand after Canadian forces stormed ashore at Juno Beach during the D-Day Normandy invasion. He appeared in a few movies in film...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cremated, Other, A quarter-ounce of the ashes were launched into orbit around the Earth.
Conley, Joe b. March 3, 1928 d. July 7, 2013 Actor. Conley, who appeared regularly on television since the 1950's, will best be remembered as storekeeper Ike Godsey in The Waltons from 1972 through 1981. He attended Loyola University in Los Angeles where he studied theater. In 1945 he joined the U.S. Army which put his education on hold, though he continued to perform in Army shows and entertained at officers and NCO clubs. Following his military tour he returned to Loyola, later transferring to Arizona State University where he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Burt, Corp. Alfred Alexander b. March 3, 1895 d. June 9, 1962 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, British Army. During the Battle of Loos France, on September 27, 1915, Corporal Burt's battalion were lined up in their trenches waiting to go over the top for frontal attack. Their section of the line came under heavy machine gun fire, forcing even more men into their already crowded trenches. Just at that time, a German trench mortar barrage hit...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) West Herts Crematorium, Watford, Watford Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Julian, Joseph R b. April 3, 1918 d. March 9, 1945 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Platoon Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action against Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands on March 9, 1945. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a Platoon Sergeant...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Casualty of war Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA Plot: DSS 12
Latham, John Cridland b. March 3, 1888 d. November 5, 1975 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during World War I as a Sergeant in the Machine Gun Company of the 107th Infantry, 27th Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Le Catelet, France, on September 29, 1918. His citation reads “Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Sgt. Latham, Sgt. Alan L. Eggers, and Cpl. Thomas E. O'Shea took cover in a shellhole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call for help from...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 35, Grave 1127
Ridgway, Gen. Matthew Bunker b. March 3, 1895 d. July 26, 1993 In a career that lasted over forty years, General Matthew Bunker Ridgway became the army Chief of Staff after leading U.S. forces in Normandy and United Nations troops in Korea. He was the son of Colonel Thomas Ridgway, an artillery officer and born at Ft Monroe, Virginia where his father was stationed. He grew up on several Army posts where his father was stationed and graduated from English High School in Boston. At West point, he was the manager of the football team. He would return to...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 7, Grave 8196-1
Pullman, George Mortimer b. March 3, 1831 d. October 19, 1897 Inventor. He invented the Pullman Railroad Sleeping Car. His coffin is covered with tar paper and asphalt, sunk in a concrete block and covered with railroad ties and recovered with more concrete. The family thought it was necessary to protect the body from angry railroad workers. Cause of death: Heart Attack Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Skaggs Jr., Luther b. March 3, 1923 d. April 6, 1976 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as squad leader with a mortar section of a rifle company in the 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on the Asan-Adelup beachhead, Guam, Marianas Islands, 21 -22 July 1944. When the section leader became a casualty under a heavy mortar barrage shortly after...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 46 Lot 1066-B
Of Portugal II., João b. March 3, 1455 d. October 25, 1495 King of Portugal 1481-1495. He was the son of king Afonso V and his queen Isabel of Coimbra, princess of Portugal. João II succeeded his father in 1477 where king Afonso V abdicated, and he became king in 1481.As a prince, João II accompanied his father in the campaigns in Northern Africa and was made a knight by him after the victory in Arzila in 1471. In 1473 he married his first cousin, Leonor of Viseu, Princess of Portugal.Even at a young age, he was not popular among the peers of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria, Batalha, Leiria, Portugal
Yablonski, Joseph Albert 'Jock' b. March 3, 1910 d. December 31, 1969 Martyred Labor Union Leader. A mine worker from an early age, Yablonski became interested in helping mine workers and their union after his father's death in an explosion. He began to work toward labor reform and in 1965 became a District boss. But his ideals clashed with that of Union President Tony Boyle and Yablonski ran against him for Union President. This angered Boyle and he made public threats that Yablonski must be silenced once and for all. On December 31, 1969, while he and his...[Read More] (Bio by: Selk) Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section 6
Boros, Julius b. March 3, 1920 d. May 28, 1994 Professional Golfer. He turned pro at age 30 and became one of the tour's most consistent players. He was competitive on the PGA circuit until age 55 in 1975. He won a total of 15 PGA tour events, including the 1952 and 1963 U.S. Opens. In 1968, he was the oldest person to win a major tournament when he took the PGA Championship at age 48; he also won the Westchester Classic that same year. Julius Boros was gifted with a smooth, perfectly rhythmic swing. He didn't hit the ball far, but he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony B) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Scattered in the Atlantic Ocean off Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Driscoll, Bobby (Robert Cletus) b. March 3, 1937 d. March 30, 1968 Highly acclaimed child actor. Won a special Oscar for his starring roll in 1949's "The Window." Bobby Driscoll was the first child actor put under exclusive contract to Disney studios. Besides the suspense movie "The Window," he is best known for his work in "Song of the South" (1946) and "Treasure Island" (1950). He walked away from Hollywood in 1957 to take a normal job. Unfortunately, his life quickly slid downhill after numerous arrests for drug possession, assault and forgery and also a 6-...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack brought on by liver failure and advanced arteriosclerosis Potters Field, Hart Island, Bronx County, New York, USA
Driscoll, Bobby (Robert Cletus) [cenotaph] b. March 3, 1937 d. March 30, 1968 Highly acclaimed child actor. Won a special Oscar for his starring roll in 1949's "The Window." Bobby Driscoll was the first child actor put under exclusive contract to Disney studios. Besides the suspense movie "The Window," he is best known for his work in "Song of the South" (1946) and "Treasure Island" (1950). He walked away from Hollywood in 1957 to take a normal job. Unfortunately, his life quickly slid downhill after numerous arrests for drug possession, assault and forgery and also a 6-...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack brought on by liver failure and advanced arteriosclerosis Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Calvary Section, block 243, lot 7