Griffith, Andy Samuel b. June 1, 1926 d. July 3, 2012 Actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal as 'Sheriff Andy Taylor' in the 1960s television series "The Andy Griffith Show" and Attorney 'Ben Matlock' in the 1980s series "Matlock." He began his career as a stand up comedian before landing a staring role in the Broadway production of "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he earned a Tony nomination. He later appeared as 'Pvt. Will Stockdale' in the 1958 film version along with lifelong friend and actor [Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Heart attack Griffith Family Estate, Roanoke Island, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
Trigger b. 1932 d. July 3, 1965 Show Horse. The trusty golden palomino steed of Roy Rogers was already a trained horse sired by a thoroughbred that had raced at Caliente Racetrack in Mexico. He was foaled on a small ranch in the San Diego area co-owned by Bing Crosby and named for its breeder manager Golden Cloud. At around 3 years of age, the horse was sold to Hudkins Stables a Hollywood provider of animals appearing in the movies. Golden Cloud and was the very horse that the Maid Marion (Olivia de Havilland) rode side...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Museum (Defunct), Branson, Taney County, Missouri, USA
Morrison, Jim b. December 8, 1943 d. July 3, 1971 Singer, Songwriter. Born in Melbourne, Florida, the son of a naval officer, he adopted a bohemian lifestyle in California while attending UCLA while literally homeless, sleeping in any convenient place handy, friends couches, rooftops, in cars and under the pier at Venice Beach. A voracious reader of books, he started a rock band with fellow student Ray Manzarek after he graduated. They quickly found two more members, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. Dubbed with the name "The Doors" it...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Plot: Division 6
Hammond, Laurens b. January 11, 1895 d. July 3, 1973 Engineer, Businessman, Music Innovator. He was the founder and president of Hammond Organ Company. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Cornwell University, he is known for being the inventor of homonymous electromechanical organ. The realization of this portable instrument was the result of his idea of introducing the people to the pleasure of making music, and the reason of his economic success. During the World War II, he contributed develop the system for remote control of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Evanston Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Jones, Brian (Lewis Brian Hopkin) b. February 28, 1942 d. July 3, 1969 Rock Musician. He was a guitarist and founding member of the seminal and influential English rock band "The Rolling Stones". Responsible for naming and promoting the group in its early days, he hired Mick Jagger as the group's vocalist, who brought along guitarist Keith Richards. From 1962 to 1969, he learned to play a number of musical instruments, texturing the Rolling Stones songs with instruments as diverse as marimbas, sitar, dulcimer, and the moog synthesizer. In 1967, he wrote the score...[Read More] (Bio by: Eric Hemphill) Cause of death: Drowned Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England Plot: Plot V11393
Marsh, Reginald b. March 14, 1898 d. July 3, 1954 Artist. Both his parents were American artists, and he returned with them to the United States in 1900. Marsh graduated from Yale in 1920 and began work as an artist in New York City, with tempera being his primary medium. Less jaded than his peers, and unwilling to associate with the well-born and wealthy, he became known for his realistic paintings of everyday events in the city. He was influenced by the ideas of Robert Henri who argued that an artist's creation should be "a social force...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Cause of death: Natural causes Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Vallee, Rudy b. July 28, 1901 d. July 3, 1986 Singer, Actor, and Band Leader. He was born Hubert Prior Vallee, and changed his name to Rudy after the great saxophonist, Rudy Wiedoft. He wanted to serve in World War I, so he enlisted in the Navy in 1917 and was discharged after 41 days when it was discovered he was only 15 years old. He was too old for World War II, so he joined the 40 piece Coast Guard band and entertained troops until 1944. His first marriage was annulled and his second ended in divorce. He then married the younger...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Plot: Second row in from Stroudwater Street. Rudy's gravestone and brother's have disappeared, Stones were replaced. The family stone remains.
Backus, Jim (James Gilmore) b. February 25, 1913 d. July 3, 1989 Actor. He is best remembered for being the voice of the cartoon character "Mr. Magoo," and for playing 'Thurston Howell' on the classic television sitcom "Gilligan's Island" that aired from 1964 to 1967. He had an extensive career for over five decades as a screen, stage, radio, and television figure. The son of a mechanical engineer, he grew up in Bratenahl, Ohio and attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio and the Kentucky Military Institute in Lyndon, Kentucky. During his teens he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Complications of Parkinson's disease Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, #203 GPS coordinates: 34.0581818, -118.4415283 (hddd.dddd)
O'Leary, Catherine b. 1827 d. July 3, 1895 Historical Folk Figure. Owner of the cow that was blamed in the legend for starting the 'Chicago Fire of 1871.' Catherine O’Leary and her husband resided at 137 DeKoven Street, Chicago. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 began in their barn on the night of October 8th while they lay asleep in their home. Her descendants apparently have gone before the Chicago City Board Council and asked them to correct the information about the cause of the fire. They believe the fire was started by a tenant in...[Read More] Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Beaupre, Edouard b. January 9, 1881 d. July 3, 1904 Entertainer, Folk Figure. Born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, he was the first born of twenty children of Gaspard and Florentine Beaupre. Edouard grew to the height of 8 ft. 3 in. and weighed 375 pounds. At the age of 17, under the name "The Giant", he got his start in the freak-show business when his neighbor Andre Gaudry suggested it might be a good way to earn money for him and his family. He toured North America, including Winnipeg, Montreal, Buffalo, Chicago and several cities in...[Read More] (Bio by: Ginny M) Willow Bunch Museum Grounds, Willow Bunch, Assiniboia Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada Plot: under statue
Martin, Ross b. March 22, 1920 d. July 3, 1981 Actor. Born Martin Rosenblatt in Grodek, Poland, he grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. Before he was able to speak English, he spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian. He would later learn French, Spanish, and Italian. He was a violin virtuoso, and at age eight played solo with a junior symphony orchestra. He was educated in business and law, but chose instead to tred the boards. At seventeen, he was one half of a vaudeville comedy duo with Bernie West called ‘Ross & West.' His facility...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Maimonides, 30 L-3628, space 2 GPS coordinates: 34.1506882, -118.3122330 (hddd.dddd)
Drysdale, Don (Donald Scott) [original burial site] b. July 23, 1936 d. July 3, 1993 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Cy Young award winning pitcher who played out his career with both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, inducted into Hall of Fame in 1984. Held the record for pitching 58.2 consecutive scoreless innings until bested by L.A. Dodger Orel Hershiser in 1988. An intimidating figure on the mound, he infamously holds the major league record for number of seasons leading the league in batters hit by a pitch. He was found dead in his Montreal hotel room after...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Utility Columbarium, not accessible to the general public.
Randolph, Boots (Homer Louis) b. June 3, 1927 d. July 3, 2007 Saxophonist. A key contributor to the "Nashville Sound" of the early 1960s, his high-spirited style embraced country, jazz, and rock and roll. He combined all these elements in his best known hit, the roguish instrumental single "Yakety Sax" (1963). Homer Louis Randolph III was born in Paducah, Kentucky. His father was a bandleader and he learned to play several instruments by ear, settling on the tenor sax while a member of the US Army Band during World War II. Following his discharge he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Blanchfield, Spec. Michael Reinert b. January 4, 1950 d. July 3, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above andbeyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Blanchfield distinguished himself while serving as arifleman in Company A on a combat patrol. The patrol surrounded a group of houses to search for suspects. During the search of 1 of the huts, a man suddenly ran out toward anearby tree line. Sp4c. Blanchfield, who was on guard outside the hut, saw the man,shouted for him...[Read More] All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Farnsworth, Elon John b. July 30, 1837 d. July 3, 1863 Civil War Union Brigadier General. Entered the service as 1st Lt in the 8th Illinios Cavalry and then served as captain. For a time he was on the staff of Gen. Alfred Pleasanton, the cavalry commander. He must have done something outstanding because on June 29, 1863, he was suddenly promoted from Captain to Brigadier General on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg, along with Wesley Merrit and George Custer. At Gettysburg his Cavalry Bridge was stationed on the Union left near Big Round Top...[Read More] (Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) Rockton Township Cemetery, Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Wade, Mary Virginia 'Jennie' b. May 21, 1843 d. July 3, 1863 Civil War Figure. Born Mary Virginia Wade, she was known by her family and contemporaries as merely "Jennie". Arguably the "greatest battle ever fought on American soil" commenced in the environs of her native Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863. The three day Civil War battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, and fearing the effects of it, she sought haven at the home of a relative. The "Jennie Wade House" as it is now known in the borough of Gettysburg, was the home of her married...[Read More] (Bio by: Stonewall) Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA