McGonnigle, Andrew Jackson b. March 4, 1829 d. January 25, 1901 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Captain for action on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia. His citation reads "While acting as chief quartermaster of Gen. Sheridan's forces operating in the Shenandoah Valley, McGonnigle was severely wounded while voluntarily leading a brigade of infantry and was commended for the greatest galantry by Gen. Sheridan." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Section G, Lot 21
Sladen, Joseph Alton b. April 9, 1841 d. January 25, 1911 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Major in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company A, 33rd Massachusettts Volunteer Infantry for action on May 14, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia. His citation reads "While detailed as clerk at headquarters, voluntarily engaged in action at a critical moment and personal example inspired the troops to repel the enemy." (Bio by: Don Morfe) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section 4, Row B, Grave 33
Kavanaugh, Ken b. November 23, 1916 d. January 25, 2007 Professional Football Player. He was an end for eight seasons (1940 to 1941, 1945 to 1950) in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. He was a member of three NFL Championship teams (1940, 1941 and 1946 Bears) and was named to three Pro Bowl Teams (1946 to 1948). Kavanaugh's best year was in 1947 when he had 32 receptions for 818 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. During World War II, he served in the US Military as a bomber pilot from 1942 to 1944. After he retired as a player...[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!
Fawcett, William b. September 8, 1894 d. January 25, 1974 Actor. After obtaining a Ph.D. he became a Professor of Theatre Arts at Michigan State University. Among his film credits were: "Stars Over Texas" as Judge Smith, "Green Dolphin Street" as Nat; and "The Sea Hound" as Andre the beachcomber. He also guest starred on numerous TV series including: "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"; "Perry Mason" and "The Wild, Wild West." (Bio by: MC) Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Section 9 X 84E1/2 5 GPS coordinates: 44.9960213, -93.1358795 (hddd.dddd)
Kersey, Ron (Tyrone G.) b. April 7, 1949 d. January 25, 2005 R&B/Soul Singer. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kersey was the keyboardist of the musical group, "The Trammps." The group formed in 1973 in Philadelphia and were together until the group disbanded in 1980. Originally known as "The Volcanoes," in the 1960s the band went through many changes and members before changing there name. The group recorded several songs including, 'Sixty Minute Man,' 'Rubber Band,' 'Hold Back The Night,' 'Benguin At The Big Apple,' 'Scruboard,' 'Tom's Song,' '...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Blankers-Koen, Fanny b. April 26, 1918 d. January 25, 2004 Olympic Athlete. Considered one of the greatest female Olympians of the 20th century, she was a Dutch runner who starred in track and field at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, where she won four gold medals. Her victories included the 100 and 200 meter sprints, the 80 meter hurdles, and the 400 relay. She joined Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis as one of only three Olympians to win four gold medals in track at the same Olympics. During the course of her illustrious career, she set 20 world...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony B) Hoofddorp Begraafplaats Wilgenhof, Hoofddorp, Haarlemmermeer Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Christian II (Kristiern) b. July 1, 1481 d. January 25, 1559 Danish, Norwegian, Swedish Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark and Norway 1513-1523 and of Sweden 1520-1523. His parents were King John "Hans" and Queen Christina, a Saxon Princess of the Wettin Dynasty. On August 12, 1515 he married Elizabeth (Isabella), a Princess of Spain and a Habsburg. She was the daughter of Philip I of Castille and Queen Joan the Mad, and a sister of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, King of Spain, Austria and the Netherlands. The couple had six children, among whom...[Read More] (Bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) Saint Knud's Church, Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Small, Edward b. February 1, 1891 d. January 25, 1977 Motion Picture Producer. A former actor and talent agent, he began producing films in 1924. He formed Reliance Pictures in 1932 and Edward Small Productions in 1938. Working with moderate budgets and talent borrowed from other studios, he oversaw a number of commercially successful films, including "I Cover the Waterfront" (1933), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1934), "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939), "Raw Deal" (1948), and "Kansas City Confidential" (1952). He reached a peak of prestige...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Beth Olam Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: New Beth Olam Mausoleum, Corridor T-1, Crypt 1046 A.
Ewell, Richard Stoddert 'Old Baldy' b. February 8, 1817 d. January 25, 1872 Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. Born in the District of Columbia, e attended the United States Military Academy, graduating 13th in the Class of 1840. He served in the 1st United States Dragoons earning a brevet Captaincy in the Mexican War. On May 7, 1861, he resigned his commission as a Captain in the United States Army for a Lieutenant Colonelcy in Virginia state forces, later he was promoted to Colonel in the Confederate army, serving in the cavalry. He was promoted to Brigadier...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.1475906, -86.7702713 (hddd.dddd)
Johnson, Philip Cortelyou b. July 8, 1906 d. January 25, 2005 Architect, Author, Teacher. An icon of the twentieth century, considered by many as the dean of American architects. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Louise (Pope) and Homer H. Johnson, a well-to-do lawyer and is survived by one sister Jeannette Dempsey, of Cleveland, 102 at the time of his death. He received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Harvard University, his father's alma mater, in 1927 where from his early studies in Greek he became fascinated with architecture...[Read More] (Bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Bastianini, Ettore b. September 24, 1922 d. January 25, 1967 Opera singer. Originally trained as a bass, but his voice teacher recognizing the tremendous ease, power, and beauty if his upper range, convinced him in 1951 to retrain as a baritone. In 1953 he sang in Turin in his first appearance as 'Gerard' in Giordano’s "Andrea Chenier" and then, in December of that same year, he was heard at the old Metropolitan Opera in New York as the elder Germont in Verdi’s "Traviata." He had a very short but intense career (just over 10 years), at the Teatro alla...[Read More] (Bio by: tkejumbo) Church of San Domenico, Siena, Provincia di Siena, Toscana, Italy
Seufert, Ruth b. July 5, 1897 d. January 25, 1975 A pianist herself, she married the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's Swedish cellist, Arno Seufert. Started her own concert management agency, booking artists into the Music Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Best known for presenting The Ruth Seufert Celebrity Series of concerts. Names such as Metropolitan lyric soprano Eleanor Steber, Puerto Rican pianist Jesús María Sanromá and a violin-piano recital duo of Adolf Busch and Rudolf Serkin! There was Metropolitan Opera mezzo Rose Bampton...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Wheeler, Joseph 'Fightin' Joe' b. September 10, 1836 d. January 25, 1906 Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General, United States Army General, US Congressman. A statue of him represents the state of Alabama in Statuary Hall of the United States Congress. A professional soldier, he attended the United States Military Academy after being appointed from New York, graduating with the Class of 1859. He was the 1843rd graduate of USMA, with a class rank of 19 out of 22. Wheeler was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of the Mounted Rifles (forerunner of the Cavalry), and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Grave 1089 GPS coordinates: 38.8803215, -77.0720062 (hddd.dddd)
Howe, Albion Parris b. March 25, 1818 d. January 25, 1897 Civil War Union Brigadier General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1841, as an officer in 4th US Artillery and served in the Mexican American War. At the beginning of the Civil War, he served as a Major in the 93rd, 98th, and 102nd Pennsylvania Regiments in Virginia. He was promoted Brigadier General of the 2nd Division VI Corps in June 1862, leading it at the Battle of Fredericksburg and in the Chancellorsville Campaign. In 1863, he participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Golden Rod Path, Lot 6547
Fairchild, Harrison Stiles b. August 4, 1820 d. January 25, 1901 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Before the war he was a banker and served as an officer in the "Rochester Light Guards," a part of the New York Militia. In 1861, the Governor of New York State, J. S. Dickenson, appointed him Colonel in command of the 89th Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers. He served with the 89th the entire Civil War with Major General Ambrose Burnside in North Carolina and during the Peninsular Campaign, participating in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Castle, Irene b. April 17, 1893 d. January 25, 1969 Dancer. Born Irene Foote in New Rochelle, New York, together with her husband Vernon Castle, they with one of the most invigorating ballroom dancers of the early 20th Century. They gained worldwide popularity for their graceful style and introducing such dances as the one-step, fox-trot, turkey trot, castle polka, castle walk and hesitation waltz. Irene is also credited with creating the fashion for bobbed hair. Following her husband's death in an 1918, airplane crash, she retired from dancing. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: H-2 Parkview