Oldenburg, Mary b. June 2, 1685 d. February 8, 1687 English Royalty. Born the second daughter of George Oldenburg, Prince of Denmark and Anne Stuart, Queen of Great Britain at Whitehall Palace, London. She died at twenty months in Windsor Castle from an acute infection. She was buried at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London. She was one of only five of 17 royal siblings to survive birth, four of whom died in infancy, none survived to maturity. (Bio by: Iola) Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Scales, Alfred Moore b. November 26, 1827 d. February 8, 1892 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman, North Carolina Governor. He was admitted to the bar in 1851, practiced law in Madison North Carolina and was a member of the State House of Commons, 1852 to 1857. In 1857, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress serving until 1859. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered as a Private in the Confederate Army and served the entire war, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. After the war, he resumed the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA GPS coordinates: 36.0822296, -79.7979889 (hddd.dddd)
Froman, David b. December 31, 1938 d. February 8, 2010 Actor. He was a popular character performer in dozens of prime-time television shows in the 1980s and 1990s. Froman is best remembered for his recurring role as Lieutenant Bob Brooks in the series "Matlock" starring Andy Griffith, appearing in 56 episodes during its eight-year run (1986 to 1994). He also played both as Gunther Wagner and his twin brother Bruno Wagner on the TV soap "Edge of Night". His other credits included "Simon & Simon", "Family Feud", "TJ Hooker", "Trapper John MD", "21...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Peoria Indian Cemetery, Peoria, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Denby, Edwin b. February 18, 1870 d. February 8, 1929 US Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War as a Gunner's Mate, 3rd Class on board the "USS Yosemite". He elected as a Republican to represent Michigan's 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1905 to 1911. He was defeated in 1910. In 1921 he was appointed by President Warren G. Harding as United States Secretary of the Navy, a post he served in until he resigned in 1924 in...[Read More] Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Lakeview Section, Lot 20
Dyer, Elmer G. b. August 24, 1892 d. February 8, 1970 Cinematographer. He was the first Hollywood cameraman to specialize in aerial photography. Although he rarely shot an entire feature solo, Dyer's often breathtaking airbourne sequences added thrills and authenticity to many classic films. He shared an Academy Award nomination with James Wong Howe for "Air Force" (1943). Dyer was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1906. From 1916 to 1921 he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Legends (Section 8), north of lake.
Verdy, Violette b. December 1, 1933 d. February 8, 2016 Ballerina. A child prodigy, she shall probably be best-remembered for her long career at the New York City Ballet. Born Nelly Armande Guillerm, she was raised in northern France, began study at eight, in 1945 moved to Paris where she made her professional bow and soon joined Petit's Ballets des Champs-Elysses, and in 1949 landed her big break when she was chosen to star in Ludwig Berger's film "Ballerina". Shortly thereafter, she took the stage name Violette Verdy and began appearing throughout...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Courtright, Timothy 'Longhaired' b. 1845 d. February 8, 1887 Western Lawman. Born Timothy Isaiah Courtright, in 1848 at Sangamon County, Illinois, he had a reputation as being fast with a gun. He was at various times a jailer, hired killer, private detective and racketeer. In 1876, he was elected the first US Marshal of Fort Worth, Texas and inherited the task of cleaning up the un-ruled city. He became known for his long hair, it is believed that he killed at least five men during altercations and shootouts. During this time, he also used his badge as a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Karlowicz, Mieczyslaw b. December 11, 1876 d. February 8, 1909 An important representative of "Young Poland", an early 20th Century movement that combined Polish nationalist impulses with modern European techniques. His style is romantic and melancholy in character, and has a strong individual stamp. Among his notable works are the Symphony in E minor ("Revival", 1902), a Violin Concerto (1902), the "Lithuanian Rhapsody" for orchestra (1906), and symphonic poems "Eternal Songs" (1906), "The Sorrowful Tale" (1908), and "Episode at a Masquerade" (1908)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Conte, Silvio Ottavio b. November 9, 1921 d. February 8, 1991 U.S. Congressman. He was employed as a machinist, when joined the US Navy and served in World War II, (1942-44). After the war, he graduated from Boston College, from Boston College Law School, in 1949 and opened a private law practice. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, (1951-58) and was a parliamentarian at the Republican Massachusetts State conventions, (1956-58). In 1959, he was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the next sixteen succeeding Congresses...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Josephs Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA GPS coordinates: 42.4722519, -73.2582016 (hddd.dddd)
Rudd, Eldon Dean b. July 15, 1920 d. February 8, 2002 US Congressman. A Republican, he was elected to represent the 4th district of Arizona in the US House of Representatives. A former Marine Corps fighter pilot and retired Federal Bureau of Investigations special agent, he served five terms from 1977 to 1987 and was not a candidate in 1986. (Bio by: Tom Todd) National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Plot: Cremated - Ashes buried here
Van Devanter, Willis b. April 17, 1859 d. February 8, 1941 US Supreme Court Associate Justice. A member of the Republican Party, he served in this position from December 1910 until June 1937. After receiving his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Cincinnati Law School (now University of Cincinnati College of Law) in Cincinnati, Ohio, he returned to his home town of Marion, Indiana and practiced law for three years. In 1884 he relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory and served in the territorial legislature and five years later he became chief judge of the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Section R-11, Lot 29
Forster, Margaret b. March 25, 1938 d. February 8, 2016 Author. Best remembered for penning the novel "Georgy Girl" (1965), which was made into a 1966 motion picture adaptation which starred Lynn Redgrave. She studied History at Somerville College, Oxford after receiving a scholarship and following graduation, she became a teacher at a girl's school in North London. In 1964, she initiated her writing career with the novel "Dame's Delight" and would go on to pen more than two dozen books. James Mason and Lynn Redgrave both earned Academy Award...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Richardson, Willie b. November 17, 1939 d. February 8, 2016 Professional Football Player. Born Willie Louis Richardson, he played the position of wide receiver for both the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins of the National Football League during a nine year career. He was an All-American at Jackson State University and was drafted by both the New York Jets of the American Football League and the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League in 1963. He went to the Colts and played for them from 1963 to 1969. He was a two time Pro Bowl...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Todt, Fritz [cenotaph] b. September 4, 1891 d. February 8, 1942 German Nazi Minister for Armaments and Munitions. Todt joined the Nazi Party in 1923 and founded the Organization Todt, which handled construction of fortifications such as the Westwall and Atlantikwall, and the autobahn superhighways. After his death, his responsibilities passed to Albert Speer. Todt was buried with military honors in the Invaliden Cemetery in Berlin, but his grave was hidden by the Soviets after the war. This entry is for a cenotaph in the Todt family plot in Berchtesgaden. (Bio by: Geoff Walden) Cause of death: Airplane crash Bergfriedhof, Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany