Quintard, Dr. Charles Todd b. December 22, 1824 d. February 15, 1898 Physician, Episcopal Bishop, Founding University President, and Civil War Confederate Army Officer. After his war-time service, he rebuilt, and opened, the University of the South. Raised in Connecticut by his Huguenot family, Quintard received his M.D. from the University Medical College, New York University, in 1847. After practicing for a year in Athens, Georgia, he moved to Tennessee to become a professor at Memphis Medical College. Coming under the influence of Bishop James Otey, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) University of the South Cemetery, Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA
Cox, Wally b. December 6, 1924 d. February 15, 1973 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of 'Robinson Peepers' in television sitcom "Mr. Peepers" (1952 to 1957), and for his voice characterization of the animated superhero, 'Underdog', whose most famous line was "There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!" 'Underdog' was uniquely known for always speaking in rhyme. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he became an actor of surprising range of roles, but it was in comedy that he was most famous. His slight frame, small stature, and horned rim glasses...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in Death Valley, California, along with those of his close friend, actor Marlon Brando.
Borodin, Alexander b. October 13, 1833 d. February 15, 1887 Composer. He was a member of "The Five", a group of Russian composers who in the mid-1800s rejected foreign influences and dedicated themselves to creating music inspired by their nation's heritage. His style is notable for its rich lyricism, its exotic color and occasional barbarity, reflecting his interest in Eastern folk culture. The opera "Prince Igor" (premiered in 1890) is his magnum opus, with its "Polovetsian Dances" remaining as concert hall favorites. His String Quartet No. 2 (1881)...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Ellery, William B. b. December 22, 1727 d. February 15, 1820 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island. He attended Harvard University, and upon graduation, married Ann Remington, with whom he would have six children. He tried to be an attorney, but colonial law didn't always provide a steady income. When his wife died in 1764, he then married Abigail Carey, with whom he had ten more children. Unable to make a successful living as an attorney, he became a merchant, which he successfully made a good living at for the next twenty...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burbank, James H. b. January 5, 1838 d. February 15, 1911 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Holland, he served as a Sergeant in Company K, 4th Rhode Island Infantry, Union Army. On the Blackwater River, Franklin, Virginia, October 3, 1862, while detached to the Union gunboat Barney, Sergeant Burbank repelled Confederate shore batteries with great courage. For Gallantry in action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 27, 1896. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Miltonvale Cemetery, Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kansas, USA
Thomas, Charles L. b. April 17, 1920 d. February 15, 1980 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a First Lieutenant in Company C, 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 103rd Infantry Division. On December 14, 1944, near Climbach, France, while in the lead vehicle of a task force organized to storm and capture the village his scout car was knocked out by enemy fire and he was wounded. He helped his crew out of the vehicle, but as he left was again wounded in the chest, legs and left arm. Despite his wounds, he directed the dispersal...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Westlawn Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Long, Avon b. June 18, 1910 d. February 15, 1984 Actor, Dancer. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he performed in numerous Broadway shows during the 1930s and early 1940s, including "Black Rhythm", "Porgy and Bess", and "Mrs. Patterson". He also appeared in such films as "Centennial Summer", "Romance on the High Seas", "Harry and Tonto", and "Trading Spaces", and played the character Chicken George Moore in the 1979 TV mini-series "Roots: The Next Generation". In 1973, Long recieved a Tony Award nomination for his role as Brother Dave in "...[Read More] (Bio by: Brown Girl 33) Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Munro, James b. 1825 d. February 15, 1871 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Scotland, he served as a Colour Sergeant in the 93rd Regiment, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. In actions at Secundra Bagh, on November 16, 1857, a Captain of the Highlanders was wounded during the relief of Lucknow, India. Colour Sergeant Munro in danger of his life, promptly rushed to the rescue the officer and carried him to a place of safety. For devoted gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross from Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Craig Dunain Hospital Cemetery, Inverness, Highland, Scotland
Gellhorn, Martha b. November 8, 1908 d. February 15, 1998 Distinguished journalist and war correspondent, as well as a short story writer and novelist. Third wife of Ernest Hemingway. Cremated, Ashes scattered Plot: Ashes scattered in the River Thames, London, England.
Dawson, Corp. James Lennox b. December 25, 1891 d. February 15, 1967 World War I Victoria Cross recipient. He was a young 23 year old corporal in the 187th Company, Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army during Word War I. On October 13, 1915 the enemy ambushed his unit in a surprise gas attack. With the trenches full of men, he fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire in order to give directions to his sappers and to clear the infantry out of sections of the trench which were full of gas. Still under heavy artillery fire, he found three leaking cylinders...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Eastbourne Crematorum, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
Smith, Howard Kingsbury b. May 12, 1914 d. February 15, 2002 Famed Pioneer Television Newscaster. His many awards include an Emmy and a Peabody. Attended Tulane University, and upon graduation in 1936, he began working as a foreign correspondent working for the United Press in Copenhagen and Berlin. In 1941, he joined CBS News under the tutelage of famed newscaster Edward R. Murrow, becoming one of "Murrow's Boys," and was the last journalist out of Berlin after war was declared. This served as a basis for his best selling 1942 book, "Last train from...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Dunning, George b. November 17, 1920 d. February 15, 1979 Animator. He directed The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" (1968), which starred cartoon likenesses of the group. It was the first animated feature to seriously challenge Walt Disney's dominance of the genre. Its psychedelic visual style influenced commercial design for many years, and its success encouraged animators Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth to become independent filmakers. While equal credit must go to the film's production designer, Heinz Edelmann, and animation supervisor Robert Balser...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Bracken, Herbert b. May 12, 1915 d. February 15, 1994 Professional Negro League baseball player. "Doc" was a pitcher for the 1940 St. Louis Stars and then played for the 1946-1947 Cleveland Buckeyes after serving in the military from 1944-1945. While pitching for the Stars, he defeated every Negro American League team he faced. While in the Navy, he played for the Great Lakes Naval Base and had a 13-1 record. After completing his military service he was the most sought-after pitcher in Black baseball. (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Plot: Section 1C Grave 2453
Horan, Rev. Edward John b. October 26, 1817 d. February 15, 1875 Canadian religious leader. Fourth bishop of Kingston, in Ontario. A native of the city of Québec, he was the first superior of “l’École normale Laval”. On May 1, 1858, he was ordained bishop of Kingston. He provided his diocese with several institutions and charity works. On January 15, 1874, he gave his resignation and retired with the honorary title of Bishop of Chrysopolis. He died in Kingston the following year. (Bio by: Guy Gagnon) Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Hickox, William Holmes b. March 28, 1942 d. February 15, 1961 Figure skater and Air Force Cadet. Brother and pairs skating partner of Laurie Hickox. They won the 1960 National Junior Pairs figure skating championships and third place at the 1961 National pairs figure skating championships. Member of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team. Cause of death: Plane crash Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA