Cohan, George M. b. July 3, 1878 d. November 5, 1942 Composer, Producer, Entertainer, Actor. He is best remembered for his popular World War I morale songs "Over There" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" as well as his numerous Broadway plays. He was often referred to as the greatest single figure the American theater ever produced, as a player, playwright, actor, composer, and producer, and is considered the father of American musical comedy and "The Man Who Owned Broadway." Born to Irish Catholic parents who were traveling vaudeville performers, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Section 141/206, Butternut Plot, Lot 13841
Rosar, Warren 'Buddy' b. July 3, 1914 d. March 13, 1994 Major League Baseball Player. The catcher played 13 years in the big leagues with the New York Yankees (1939 to 1942), the Cleveland Indians (1943 to 1944), the Philadelphia Athletics (1945 to 1949) and the Boston Red Sox (1950 to 1951). He was named to the American League All-Star team five times (1942, 1943, 1946, 1947 and 1948). He didn't played in the first two games, but he went 1 for 2 with a run scored in the AL's 12-0 romp in 1946 at Fenway Park. In 1947, he started and batted eighth...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA
Fisher, Mary Frances b. July 3, 1908 d. June 22, 1992 Food writer. M.F.K. Fisher, as she was known in the literary world, was considered one of America's best food writers. For sixty years, her sensuous, beguiling essays told of oysters and wolves, dining alone and drinking wine as metaphors for life. Fisher wrote numerous articles for The New Yorker, and Gourmet, as well as 27 books. Among them: "Serve It Forth," "How to Cook a Wolf (1941, a reference to World War II rationing and shortages)," "An Alphabet for Gourmets," "With Bold Knife and Fork...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Ashes given to family.
McAuliffe, Gen. Anthony Clement b. July 3, 1898 d. August 11, 1975 US Army General. He is probably best remembered for his single-word reply of "NUTS!" in response to a German surrender ultimatum while serving as the acting division commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II's Battle of the Bulge. A combat veteran of World War II, he rose in rank to become the Commander-in-Chief of US Army Europe. After attending West Virginia University at Morgantown, West Virginia from 1916 until 1917, he received an...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section #3, Lot#2536, Map Grid P-16
Edwards, Elizabeth b. July 3, 1949 d. December 7, 2010 Author, Attorney, Activist. Born Mary Elizabeth Anania she was the daughter of Vincent J. and Elizabeth Thweatt Anania. Author of "Saving Graces" and "Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities" Elizabeth Anania Edwards, became a national figure in her fight against cancer. She was also an accomplished lawyer and the mother of four children. A graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her goal was to obtain a doctorate in English literature and...[Read More] (Bio by: Jean & Davis Family) Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Forrest, Division P, Plot 2 GPS coordinates: 35.7872543, -78.6266327 (hddd.dddd)
Kafka, Franz b. July 3, 1883 d. June 3, 1924 Writer. He was born in a middle class Jewish family and grew up in the shadow of his domineering shopkeeper father, who impressed Kafka as an awesome patriarch. He finished law school in 1906 and start to work for an insurance agency. In 1917. tuberculosis forced him to take repeated sick leaves and finally, in 1922, to retire. He spent half his time after 1917 in sanatoriums and health resorts. Kafka led a fairly active social life, including acquaintance with many prominent literary and...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) New Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic Plot: Enter through the main gate and walk to the right side of the ceremonial hall within. There you will find a sign pointing to Kafka's grave. Follow the direction of the sign until you reach the sector 21 sign. Turn right at this sign and head towards the wall. Turn left when you get to the wall and walk until you reach the end of the sector (also marked by a sign). Kafka's grave is next to the sign, facing the wall.
Branigan, Laura b. July 3, 1957 d. August 26, 2004 Pop singer. She scored a number one smash in 1982 with the power-pop ballad "Gloria". The Grammy-nominated song stayed on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks and remains a karaoke favorite around the world. Branigan's other popular singles include "Solitaire", "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?", "The Power of Love", "Spanish Eddie", "Self-Control", "Imagination", and "Inspiration" from the soundtrack to "Flashdance" (1983). Branigan was born in Brewster, New York. A vocalist with a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cause of death: Brain aneurysm Cremated, Ashes scattered
Spruance, Adm. Raymond A. b. July 3, 1886 d. December 13, 1969 US Navy Admiral. He commanded the US Navy forces during two of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific theater during World War II, the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea is thought by many to have been one of the finest naval tacticians in modern history. The Battle of Midway was the first major victory for the US over Japan and was probably the turning point of the Pacific war. Born Raymond Ames Spruance, his family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: C-1, 3 GPS coordinates: 37.6332893, -122.4329910 (hddd.dddd)
Swales, Maj. Edwin Essery b. July 3, 1915 d. February 23, 1945 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. He was born Inanda, Natal, one of twin boys of four children born to Harry Evelyn Swales and Olive (nee Essery) Swales. Educated at Durban High School, he was also a member of the Boy Scout movement. After leaving school he worked for the Barclays Bank, DC & O in Durban. He joined the Natal Mounted Rifles on 30 June 1935 and left after four years service on 31 May 1939. After the Second World War broke out he re-joined the Natal Mounted Rifles on 4...[Read More] (Bio by: nettlyne) Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Leopoldsburg, Arrondissement Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium Plot: VIII.C.5.
Engel, Carl Ludvig b. July 3, 1778 d. May 4, 1840 German Architect. Also known as Johann Carl Ludwig Engel, he is noted for his 19th century neoclassical architecture that transformed the look of the city of Helsinki, Finland from 1816 to 1840. His early education came as a surveyor at the Berlin Bauakademie, graduating as an architect in 1804. He first worked for the Prussian board of building where his designs included St. Mary's Church and the town hall in Neuruppin and the town hall in Zittau. Engel became municipal architect in Tallinn...[Read More] (Bio by: Samuel Taylor Geer) Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki, Helsinki Municipality, Uusimaa, Finland
Colfax, William b. July 3, 1756 d. September 9, 1838 Revolutionary War Army Officer, War of 1812 Militia General. Born in New London, Connecticut, at the age of seventeen he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Continental Army. He participated in all battles of the Revolutionary War from Bunker Hill to Yorktown, and was present at the surrender of General Charles Cornwallis. George Washington made him Captain of his personal Life Guard. At the end of the war, he settled in Pompton, New Jersey where he married Hester Schuyler, a cousin of...[Read More] (Bio by: Rich H.) Colfax Family Burying Ground, Wayne, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Sanders, George b. July 3, 1906 d. April 25, 1972 Actor. Between 1934 and 1972 he appeared in over 124 films. His films include, "Lloyds Of London" (1936) and "All About Eve" (1950). In 1950 he won an Oscar for his role in "All About Eve" as best supporting actor as the villainous drama critic. Among his television appearances are, "Mission Impossible" (1966-1973), "Batman" (1968), "Daniel Boone" (1964-1970), "The Rogues" (1964-1965), "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (1964-1968), "Voyages To The The Bottom Of The Sea" (1964-1968), and "Screen...[Read More] Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the English Channel
Kilgallen, Dorothy b. July 3, 1913 d. November 8, 1965 Columnist, television and radio personality. She was born Dorothy Mae Kilgallen in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was well known International News Service and Chicago Evening-Journal reporter James Lawrence Kilgallen. Her formal education was at Erasmus Hall High School and a year at the College of New Rochelle. She joined her father and went to work at the Evening-Journal earning a reputation as a crime reporter. In September 1936, she took part in a race around the world against two fellow...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Kollmar Family, sec. 23, lot 121-6
Janacek, Leos b. July 3, 1854 d. August 12, 1928 Composer. The son of a choirmaster, he founded the Organ Conservatory of Brno in 1881 and much of his life was devoted to teaching and scholarly research. Janacek was 50 when his first major composition, the opera "Jenufa" (1904), appeared; and it was not until that opera was staged in Prague in 1916 (when he was 62) that he enjoyed widespread success. This stirred him into a real sunburst of creativity and in his last decade Janacek produced one masterpiece after another: the symphonic...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Central Cemetery, Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic Plot: Just off the main walkway
Kimberly, Robert Lewis b. July 3, 1836 d. June 15, 1915 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a newspaper reporter at the Cleveland Ohio Herald and enlisted in the Union Army as a 2nd lieutenant in the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 29, 1861. As a Captain, he was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, recovered and later returned to his unit and served throughout the Civil War. With the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry he fought in battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Georgia and the siege at Atlanta, also...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA Plot: soldiers section
Pattle, Marmaduke Thomas St. John 'Pat' [memorial] b. July 3, 1914 d. April 20, 1941 World War II Fighter Ace. A South African native, he finished college and joined the South African Air Force in 1936. Transferring to the Royal Air Force, he completed pilot training and was assigned to a combat unit in 1937. In April 1938, his unit was sent to Egypt, and by 1939 he had become a flight commander after World War II began. During his time over North Africa, he flew the bi-plane, Gloster Gladiator, and earned 15 kills, making him the highest and only Gladiator ace. In November...[Read More] (Bio by: International Wargraves Photography Project) Alamein Memorial, El Alamein, Matruh, Egypt Plot: Column 239.
Copley, John Singleton b. July 3, 1738 d. September 9, 1815 American Artist. Copley was born on July 3, 1738, in Bostonto Irish immigrant parents Mary Singleton and Richard Copley. He began to paint in about 1753. He made use of the rococo device called portrait d'apparat, portraying the subject with objects associated with his daily life, that gave his work a distinction not usually found in 18th-century American painting. His style was straightforward and realistic. Among his many works were portraits of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and John Adams. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Quantrill, William Clarke [Arm and shinbone] b. July 3, 1837 d. June 6, 1865 Civil War Confederate Partisan Leader. The leader first of the Missouri Partisan Rangers, then the “Quantrill's Raiders” guerillas during the Civil War, he won renown for possessing excellent leadership skills, horsemanship and exercised unique warfare tactics. Born in Canal Dover, Ohio (now simply Dover) the oldest of 8 children to a father who labored as a tin smith, he was educated at Canal Dover Union School, of which his father was a Director and afterwards superintendent. After the...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Confederate Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA