Power Jr., Tyrone b. May 5, 1914 d. November 15, 1958 Actor. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was one of the most popular swashbuckling movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s. Named after his father and great-grandfather, who were both theatrical players, his mother, Patia Power, a Covington, Ohio native, was a Shakespearean actress and a highly respected drama coach, which greatly aided him at the start in his career. Although born in his mother's house in Ohio, he lived in New York and because he was frail and sickly as a boy, before his family moved to...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Cause of death: Heart attack in Madrid, Spain Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 8, Lot 265, bench near the water GPS coordinates: 34.0890007, -118.3165970 (hddd.dddd)
Barrymore, Lionel b. April 28, 1878 d. November 15, 1954 Actor. Born on April 12, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Lionel Herbert Blythe. He was the oldest child of stage perfomer Maurice Blythe who had gained fame as Maurice Barrymore and his wife Georgina Drew the daughter of celebrated actor John Drew. Lionel along with his sister Ethel and brother [Read More] (Bio by: Marta Monk) Cause of death: Heart Attack Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 352 GPS coordinates: 34.0284920, -118.1782074 (hddd.dddd)
Kepler, Johannes b. December 27, 1571 d. November 15, 1630 Scientist. Born in a southwest German city of which his grandfather was mayor, he attended first a Latin school, then a Protestant seminary in Adelberg, then the University of Tübingen. Under the tutelage of astronomer Michael Maestlin, he learned the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. In 1594 he accepted a professorship at a Protestant seminary in Graz, Austria. In his first published work, “The Cosmographic Mystery” (1597), he asserted that planets' distance from the Sun were determined by...[Read More] (Bio by: Collins Crapo) Saint Peter-Friedhof, Regensburg, Regensburger Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Brumley Sr., Albert Edward b. October 29, 1905 d. November 15, 1977 Gospel Songwriter. He is remembered as a prolific composer of "shape note" gospel songs (estimates range from 600 to 800), some of which are still available in religious songbooks today, including the popular "I'll Fly Away," "Jesus Hold My Hand," "Turn Your Radio On," "If We Never Meet Again (This Side of Heaven)," "I'll Meet You In The Morning," and "He Set Me Free." He was born near Spiro, in Indian Territory (the present-day state of Oklahoma) and raised on farm that his father sharecropped...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Fox Cemetery, Powell, McDonald County, Missouri, USA Plot: Just inside cemetary entrance.
Sumner (Daniel), J.D. (John) b. November 19, 1924 d. November 15, 1998 Gospel Singer and Songwriter. Born in Lakeland, Florida, J.D. became inspired to sing after hearing Frank Stamps perform. He served in the U.S. military during World War II. After his discharge, he formed group the "The Sunny Side Boys." J.D. also sang with Elvis Presley as backup along with "The Sunshine Boys," "The BlackWood Quartet," and "J.D. Sumner and the Stamps." J.D.'s voice earned him a Grammy, a spot in the GMA Hall of Fame and in the Guiness Book of World Records for the lowest bass...[Read More] (Bio by: gravercem) Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Cross Mausoleum 3rd floor, left hall GPS coordinates: 36.1161003, -86.7601013 (hddd.dddd)
Tansman, Alexander b. June 12, 1897 d. November 15, 1986 Composer, Pianist. He was a leader of the Neoclassical school in the years before World War II. Although he spent most of his life in France, Tansman considered himself a Polish composer and his style is redolent of his native country's Jewish and folk music. His prolific output includes nine symphonies, six operas, two piano concertos, and many solo and chamber works. Tansman was born in Lodz, Poland, and educated at the Conservatory there and in Warsaw. In 1919 he won three prizes in a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetiere Nord de Saint-Mande, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Jones III., Col. William Atkinson b. May 31, 1922 d. November 15, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Jones served as a Colonel, United States Air Force, 602d Special Operations Squadron, Nakon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. He was awarded his medal for service Near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam, on September 1, 1968. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Col. Jones distinguished himself as the pilot of an A-1H Skyraider aircraft near Dong Hoi...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Warsaw, Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Parkes, Samuel b. September, 1815 d. November 15, 1864 Crimean War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the Queen's Own 4th Light Dragoons. On October 25, 1854, in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, Crimea, when a Trumpet-Major's horse fell dismounting him, Private Parkes went to his rescue. Placing himself between two attacking Cossacks and downed Trumpet-Major, he drove them off with his sword. In the retreat, they were attacked by six Russians, whom Private Parkes kept at bay until they were captured as Russian...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Paige, COL. Mitchell 'Mitch' b. August 31, 1918 d. November 15, 2003 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Platoon Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the campaign for Guadalcanal when he earned the CMOH. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty while serving with a company of marines in combat against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands on 26 October 1942. When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, P/Sgt...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Witherspoon, John Knox b. February 5, 1723 d. November 15, 1794 Declaration of Independence Signer. Born in Scotland to a family of clergymen, he was trained to become a Presbyterian minister. At the age of four, he could read the Bible. At the age of 13, he entered college and at age 20, he was licensed to preach. In 1746, he helped to raise troops to fight Scottish rebels who were rebelling against English domination in Scotland. The rebels captured him, imprisoned him in a castle, and threatened to kill him. Although he was released unharmed a few...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Rogers, Dr. Adrian Pierce b. September 12, 1931 d. November 15, 2005 Southern Baptist Minister Leader. Elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1979 and again in 1986-87, he was only the 3rd senior pastor of the 102-year-old congregation. His election turned out to a be a spiritual renaissance moment for the denomination. The 16.3 million member group shifted dramatically to the right politically and theologically back to its original commitment to the Bible. During his career, he conducted religious crusades in Taiwan, South Korea, Israel, Russia...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Nuxhall, Joe b. July 30, 1928 d. November 15, 2007 Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. He was a pitcher for sixteen seasons (1944, 1952 to 1966) with the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Athletics and Los Angeles Angels. On June 10, 1944 the left-hander made history becoming the youngest player in Major League Baseball, debuting just one month shy of his sixteenth birthday. He only appeared in one game that season, giving up 5 runs in less than one inning. It would not be until 1952 that Nuxhall would return to the big leagues. In 1955 he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and pneumonia Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA Plot: Main mausoleum, south wall
Haade, William b. March 2, 1903 d. November 15, 1966 Actor. He appeared in 27 television series/shows, including "The Lone Ranger," "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" and "The Range Rider." Haade also appeared in over 225 films from 1937 to 1957 including: "Bulldog Drummond's Peril," "The Gracie Allen Murder Case," "Reap the Wild Wind," "Fallen Angel," "Knock on Any Door," "Flamingo Road," "The Asphalt Jungle," "Come Back Little Sheba" and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops." (Bio by: TLS) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Komensky (Comenius), Jan (Johann Amos) Amos b. March 28, 1592 d. November 15, 1670 Philosopher. He was a theologian and cartographer, but most considered as the first modern educationalist. His book 'Orbis Pictus' was the the first picture book for teaching children and remained a standard text in Europe (and in America) for over 200 years. Born in Moravia, (now in the Czech Republic), he died in Amsterdam in 1670. For some reason he was buried out of town in Naarden. When his grave was relocated in the 1920s, the Czech Government immediately undertook to provide a fitting...[Read More] Comenius Museum, Naarden, Gooise Meren Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Served in the United Syates Navy during World War II as a Boatswain's Mate First Class on broard the cruiser "USS San Francisco". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Solomon Islands, on November 12 and 13, 1942.
Warden, Col. Henry Edward 'Pete' b. December 26, 1915 d. November 15, 2007 United States Air Force officer. Colonel Warden was called "the Father of the B-52," because he conceived and nurtured the B-52 Stratofortress program from concept through production into operational deployment. He was also instrumental in the B-47 program. Colonel Warden had a major impact on the two most important bombers ever employed by Strategic Air Command, the B-47 Stratojet and the B-52 Stratofortress. The B-52 is still flying after 50 years and is considered one of the best-...[Read More] (Bio by: Sent with love~Patricia Langley Harvey) Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Blackburn, George b. February 13, 1916 d. November 15, 2006 Author, Canadian World War II Veteran. Born in Wales, Ontario, Canada, he wrote the acclaimed three-part memoir "The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944", "The Guns of Victory" and "Where the Hell are the Guns?" which reflected on his experiences serving as a forward artillery observer during World War II. Blackburn received the Military Cross and the Order of Canada for his wartime service. Prior to the war, Blackburn began the career of a news correspondent for the Ottawa...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Sloan (Schlein), P.F. (Philip) b. September 18, 1945 d. November 15, 2015 American Singer and Songwriter. Born Philip Schlein, he wrote songs for the Turtles, Jan & Dean, Herman's Hermits and more. He signed his first record deal when he was 13 and went on to write such classic songs as Johnny Rivers’ "Secret Agent Man", Barry McGuire’s "Eve of Destruction", the Grass Roots’ "Where Were You When I Needed You" and the Turtles’ "You Baby". In the early 1960s, he became part of the songwriting staff at Screen Gems Records, where he became a guitar player on Jan & Dean’s...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Schwarzenbach, Annemarie b. May 23, 1908 d. November 15, 1942 Author, Journalist. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland. A close friend of Klaus and Erika Mann, she was a big traveler, experience that she reflected powerfully in her books. In 1934, she accompanied Klaus Mann to the first Congress of Writers, in Moscow. In 1936, Annemarie arrived in New York along with the photographer Barbara Hamilton-Wright, to document the great industrial regions of northeastern United States. Later she crossed Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Friedhof Horgen, Horgen, Bezirk Horgen, Zürich, Switzerland