Pruden, Robert Joseph b. September 9, 1949 d. November 20, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Pruden served as a Staff Sergeant, United States Army, 75th Infantry, Americal Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, on November 29, 1969. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Pruden, Company G, distinguished himself while serving as a reconnaissance team leader during an ambush...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Section M, Site 5710
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig b. September 26, 1892 d. November 20, 1946 Architect. A native of San Francisco, Pflueger's career began in 1907 when he was hired by the architectural firm of Miller and Colmesnil. In 1912 he designed his first building, the Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Portola Valley, which would be designated a California State Historic Landmark in 1977. In 1922, he was commissioned by the Nasser brothers to design what became one of his most well known projects, San Francisco's landmark Castro Theatre. Other projects for which he is remembered...[Read More] (Bio by: G.Photographer) Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: Birch Garden
Faurot, Joseph A. b. October 14, 1872 d. November 20, 1942 New York City Police detective who introduced the use of finger-printing in the United States. He was the first to use fingerprints to identify a criminal, and the first to obtain a conviction with fingerprint evidence. Faurot rose to become a deputy police commissioner before his retirement in 1926. (Bio by: Anonymous) Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, Orange County, New York, USA
Taylor, Wilbur Nelson b. December 2, 1846 d. November 20, 1903 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company K, 8th US Cavalry for action in 1868 and 1869 in the Arizona Territory. His citation reads "Bravery in actions with Indians." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Section 25, Lot 6
Phelps, John Smith b. December 22, 1814 d. November 20, 1886 Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman, Missouri Governor. Born in Simsbury, Connecticut, he received a local education and attended Trinity College in Hartford. He studied law under his father, Elisha, a respected politician and lawyer in the state. He was admitted to the bar in 1835. Two years later he migrated to the frontier town of Springfield, Missouri, establishing a prosperous legal practice. Elected as a Democrat to the state legislature in 1840, and to the US House of...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA Plot: Lot 13
Russell, Mary Jane b. July 10, 1926 d. November 20, 2003 Leading Fashion Model of the 1940s and 50s. Mary Jane Russell began modeling in New York in 1948 - two years after she married young Navy veteran, Edward Russell. She stood just 5-foot-6, possessed a long neck and classic features that suited the era's elegant mood. She worked for the Ford Agency for 13 years, appearing on the cover of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In later years, she and her husband were made famous by the recounting of their courtship in "Love Stories of World War II," by CNN...[Read More] (Bio by: Noni) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Loo, Richard b. October 1, 1903 d. November 20, 1983 Internationally known Asian-American motion picture and television character actor of the 1930s through 1970s. Most remembered for playing the role of 'Hai Fat' in the 1974 James Bond 007 adventure "The Man with the Golden Gun." Married to well-known Hollywood agent Bessie Loo. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section F, T-8, grave 28
Allen Jr., Frank Albert b. June 19, 1896 d. November 20, 1979 US Army Major General. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, during World War I, he was an officer in the 77th Field Artillery, France, participating in the Aisne-Marne, St. Michael and Meuse-Argonne offensives. Promoted Brigadier General in September 1942, in World War II, he was commander of the 9th Armored Division in North Africa, 1942 to 1944, Chief of Public Relations Officer at General Eisenhower's headquarters and Commanding General of the 3rd Armored Division in 1945. He retired from active service...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 4 Lot 71-3
Keys, Ancel Benjamin b. January 26, 1904 d. November 20, 2004 American scientist who was the "K" in K-Rations. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the nephew of actor Lon Chaney, he grew up in Berkeley, California and demonstrated an inclination for science early in life. He studied the influence of diet on health and realized that different kinds of dietary fat had different effects on health. His studies eventually resulted in substantial changes in the U.S. diet and a downward trend in...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Thomas, Roy Allen b. March 24, 1874 d. November 20, 1959 Major League Baseball Player. An outstanding Dead-Ball era hitter, he payed with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1899 to 1908 and from 1910 to 1911, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1908, and the Boston Braves in 1909. He led the National League in Bases on Balls for five consecutive years and seven times altogether. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Sunnyside Section, Lot 214
Maharg, Billy b. March 19, 1881 d. November 20, 1953 Major League Baseball Player. His real name was Graham, or Maharg spelled backwards. He played in just two games, including one of the most unusual in big-league history. He is best known, however, for being one of the conspirators to fix the 1919 World Series. He fought as a middleweight boxer around Philadelphia, but got a chance of a lifetime to play in the major leagues. On May 15, 1912 in the fourth inning at New York, Detroit Tigers star Ty Cobb leaped into the stands and attacked a fan...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
McCrory, John G. b. October 11, 1860 d. November 20, 1923 Businessman. He was the founder of the McCrory Five and Ten Cent store chain. Born in East Wheatfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Cumberland County while still a boy. He returned to Johnstown, Pennsylvania at age 18 and began working in retail stores. Four years later, at age 22, he opened at Scottsdale, Indiana County, Pennsylvania the first of what would become hundreds of McCrory chain stores. His stores would come to be considered the second of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Albert Ledoux) Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Bauer, John b. June 4, 1882 d. November 20, 1918 Swedish Artist and Illustrator. Acclaimed for describing the world of elves, trolls and the mystique of the Nordic fairy tales. From 1907-1910 and 1912-1915 he illustrated a Swedish annual Christmas book for children, called "Bland tomtar och troll" (Among Elves and Trolls). That title has become synonumous with his pictures more than the contents of the stories. He also illustrated "Great Swedish Fairy Tales." A stormy night in november 1918 he and his family, wife Ester and three year old...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Östra Kyrkogården (The Eastern Cemetery), Jönköping, Jonkopings Lan, Sweden Plot: 16 04 06