Claiborne, Liz (Elizabeth) b. March 31, 1929 d. June 26, 2007 Fashion Designer, Business Magnate. Founder of Liz Claiborne, Inc. Non-Cemetery Burial, buried near two trees at the Triple 8 Ranch, near Helena, Montana where she and her husband lived during the summers.
Frizzell, Lefty (William Orville) b. March 31, 1928 d. July 19, 1975 Country Singer. With one of the most distinctive voices in country music, his relaxed style was a major influence on musicians such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Randy Travis. Between 1950 and 1953 he had thirteen hit records, writing and performing songs that have become standards in country music. His hits included "Mom and Dad's Waltz," "Saginaw Michigan, "I Love You a Thousand Ways," "Always Late." and "Long Black Veil," later recorded by Johnny Cash. He performed at...[Read More] (Bio by: Dan) Cause of death: Stroke Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.2954788, -86.7257004 (hddd.dddd)
Walkabout, Billy Bob b. March 31, 1949 d. March 7, 2007 United States Army Officer. He was the most decorated Native American soldier of the Vietnam War, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, five Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. Born into the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, he enlisted in Company F, 58th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, and was serving with his unit when his actions on November 20, 1968 earned him the Distinguished Service Cross. His citation reads in part: "When the extraction helicopters...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 66, Lot 59
Johnson, Jack b. March 31, 1878 d. June 10, 1946 Boxer. First African-American to hold the heavyweight boxing championship in the world. Until his fight with Burns, discrimination limited Johnson's opportunities and purses. When he became champion, a hue and cry for a "Great White Hope" produced numerous opponents. At the height of his career Johnson was excoriated by the press for having twice married white women and he further offended white supremacists by knocking out former champion James J.Jeffries, who was induced to come out of...[Read More] Cause of death: Auto accident Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Willey, Charles H b. March 31, 1889 d. September 11, 1977 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Machinist in the United States Navy. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving on board the USS Memphis, at a time when that vessel was suffering total destruction from a hurricane while anchored off Santo Domingo City, 29 August 1916. Machinist Willey took his station in the engineer's department and remained at his post of duty amidst scalding steam and the rush of...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Maple Grove Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Morgan, Dermot b. March 31, 1952 d. March 1, 1998 Actor, Comedian. Although he recieved a degree in English and Philosophy from University College Dublin, Dermot Morgan started his career as an actor/comedian while at the Drama Club. After two years working as a teacher, Morgan decided to abandon the post and became a stand-up comedian. In 1979, RTE TV introduced Morgan to the Irish viewers with an appearance on "Live Mike" performing as Father Trendy, a catholic priest who was religiously hip. In 1988, he set up his own production company...[Read More] (Bio by: La Yuya) Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland
Chavez, Cesar Estrada b. March 31, 1927 d. April 23, 1993 Founder, United Farm Workers Union/Civil Rights Leader. Cesario Estrada Chavez is born on the small farm near Yuma, Ariz. that his grandfather homesteaded in the 1880s.
From 1952-1962, together with Fred Ross, Cesar organizers 22 CSO chapters across California in the 1950s. Under Cesar's leadership, CSO becomes the most militant and effective Latino civil rights group of its day. It helps Latinos become citizens, registers them to vote, battles police brutality and presses for paved...[Read More] (Bio by: Da Prophet) Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, Keene, Kern County, California, USA
Treadwell, Col. Jack L. b. March 31, 1919 d. December 12, 1977 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Raised in Snyder, Oklahoma, he entered the US Army from there on January 28, 1941. He served with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division throughout WWII, seeing action in North Africa, Sicily, Salerno (all 1943), Anzio and Southern France (1944). At Anzio in March 1944 he received a battlefield commission as First Lieutenant of Fox Company. Treadwell was awarded the CMOH for actions near Nieder-Wurzbach, Germany on March 18, 1945...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section XII, Grave 8
Kiley, Richard b. March 31, 1922 d. March 5, 1999 Actor. He acquired experience as a performer during his teenage years, appearing on the radio soap opera "The Guiding Light" and after attending Loyola University he focused fully on acting, enrolling at Barnum Dramatic School in Chicago. Following service with the US Navy during World War II, he succeeded Anthony Quinn as Stanley Kowalski in a road company production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" which led to his lengthy association with Broadway, beginning with "Misalliance" (1953) for which...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA
Pendleton, Jack James b. March 31, 1918 d. October 12, 1944 WW II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division. On October 12, 1944, when his Company was advancing on the town of Bardenberg, Germany, they reached a point where they were pinned down by fire from a nest of enemy machineguns. After several unsuccessful attempts had been made against the gun he and his squad began crawling forward, with he leading approximately 10 yards in advance of his men. Withering fire...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot 2, Quarter SE, Block 308, Section C
Chesnut, Mary Boykin b. March 31, 1823 d. November 22, 1886 Diarist. Born Mary Boykin Miller at Pleasant Hill in Stateboro, South Carolina, the eldest child of Mary Boykin and Senator Stephen Decatur Miller. She was educated home before she was sent to Madame Talvande's French School for Young Ladies, a boarding school in Charleston, at the age of about 13. She met James Chestnut, Jr. for the first time shortly thereafter. Her father died in 1838, and she left school to return home. At the age of 17, she married Chestnut, and settled on his family's...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Knights Hill Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA Plot: Private property
Bolt, Tommy b. March 31, 1916 d. August 30, 2008 Professional Golfer. He was the winner of the 1958 United States Open. After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he began his professional career in 1946. Known as a fierce competitor on the course, Bolt would record fifteen career victories while on the PGA Tour. In addition, he was a member of two US Ryder Cup teams (1955 and 1957). He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. (Bio by: C.S.) Evening Shade Cemetery, Evening Shade (Sharp County), Sharp County, Arkansas, USA
Alden, James b. March 31, 1810 d. February 6, 1877 Civil War Union Naval Officer. He entered the United States Navy as a Midshipman in 1828, and served continuously in the next 33 years, up to the Civil War. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1841, he served in the Charles Wilkes' World Exploration Expedition which lasted from 1838 to 1842. During the Mexican War he served in the squadron that captured the City of Vera Cruz, Turspan and Tabasco. From 1846 until 1860 he was a member...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Plot: B-6-4
Kalmanir, Tommy 'Cricket' b. March 31, 1926 d. October 12, 2004 Professional Football Player. As a halfback at the University of Nevada, he led the country in kickoff returns for three years. In 1947, he was drafted 23rd by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Rams traded for him and signed him in 1949. He played three seasons with the Rams and was starting halfback on the 1951 Los Angeles Rams team that won the National Football League Championship. He played a year in the Canadian League and with the Baltimore Colts in 1952. When his playing career was over...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Peters Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA