Spicely, William Thomas b. January 25, 1823 d. February 15, 1884 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 26, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the campaign agianst the city of Mobile and its defenses". (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Green Hill Cemetery, Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, 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.
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
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
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
Wright, Albert D. b. December 10, 1842 d. February 15, 1926 Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Army on August 15, 1862, when he was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company A, 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He served with the regiment until April 20, 1864, when he was transferred to the 43rd United States Colored Troops, and commissioned as Captain and commander of Company D. He was serving in that duty when his heroism at the July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater during the Petersburg, Virginia campaign would see him be awarded...[Read More] Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Lake County, Florida, USA Plot: Section 15, Lot 2
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 Plot: Garden of Remembrance in Area AL4
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 Literary Folk Figure. One of the most accomplished and respected journalists and war correspondents of the 20th century, she is, for better or worse, remembered as the third of Ernest Hemingway's four wives. Born Martha Ellis Gellhorn to a well-off family of mixed Jewish and Protestant origins, she was raised in St. Louis, graduated from the John Burroughs School, and attended Bryn Mawr College prior to dropping out and pursuing a career in journalism. After publishing two articles in "The New...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes scattered Plot: Ashes scattered in the River Thames, London, England.
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
Glinka, Mikhail b. June 1, 1804 d. February 15, 1857 Composer. He is considered the father of Russian classical music. His style combined European techniques with the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms of his native folk songs. Glinka's opera "A Life for the Tsar" (1836) marked the first time music of a Russian character was heard on the operatic stage. It initiated a long series of patriotic music dramas by Russian composers. His second opera, "Ruslan and Ludmilla" (1842), was adapted from a fairy tale by his friend, the poet Alexander Pushkin. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Russisch-Orthodoxer Friedhof, Tegel, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany Plot: * Original Burial Site
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
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
Pierce, Dallas 'Larry' b. 1937 d. February 15, 1961 1961 US Figure Skating Dance Champion. He was with his skating partner of only a few months, Diane Sherbloom, due to the fact that his regular partner broke her ankle. Larry started skating at 17 and was the winner of over 13 awards at the time of his death. He perished with the entire US Figure Skating Team in a plane...[Read More] (Bio by: Stephanie) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
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