McFadzean, William Frederick b. October 9, 1895 d. July 1, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Lurgan, Ireland, he served as a Private in C Company, 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Near Thiepval Wood, France, July 1, 1916, a box of grenades being opened for distribution prior to an attack slipped down into the trench, crowded with men, when two of the safety pins fell out. Private McFadzean, instantly realizing the danger to his comrades, threw himself on top of the bombs, which exploded and killed him. For his sacrifice and courage in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15A and 15B (No Known Grave)
Bonomi, Joseph b. October 9, 1796 d. March 3, 1878 Draftsman, Egyptologist. Born Joseph Bonomi the Younger, in London, son of architect, Joseph Bonomi the Elder. He studied in Rome before accepting a position with an expedition to Egypt in 1824. For the following two years he served as draftsman for the Hay's Expedition at Abu Simbel, Kalabsha, and Thebes, producing accurate sketches and plaster casts of the reliefs. He left the expedition in 1826, taking a position in Cairo illustrating the work 'Excerpta hieroglyphica.' In 1834 he toured the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Wittman, Don b. October 9, 1936 d. January 19, 2008 Sports Broadcaster. His baritone voice was one of the best-known in Canada for almost 50 years of sports reporting. Born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, he attended the University of Saskatchewan before starting his career in radio in 1955. At the age of 24 in 1961 he joined CBC Sports and became one of its most versatile television broadcasters. He provided coverage for summer and winter Olympic Games (starting with Innsbruck, Austria in 1964), the Pan-Am Games, the Commonwealth Games, world track...[Read More] (Bio by: Milou) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Catton, Bruce b. October 9, 1899 d. August 28, 1978 Historian, Journalist, Author. Regarded by many as the father of Civil War Buffs. Catton won the Pulitzer Prize for Stillness at Appomattox (1953) and also wrote Mr. Lincoln's Army (1951), Glory Road (1952), This Hallowed Ground (1956), Grant Moves South (1960), Grant Takes Command (1969), The Centennial History of the Civil War (3 vols., 1961?65), and Prefaces to History (1970). Also renowned for his American History of the Civil War. (Bio by: LeeWhite) Benzonia Township Cemetery, Benzonia, Benzie County, Michigan, USA
Patterson, Hank b. October 9, 1888 d. August 23, 1975 American motion picture and television actor of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Well-known for playing the role of "Mr. Ziffel" on the 1960s television comedy series' "Petticoat Junction" and more notably "Green Acres." He also had a long-running role in the landmark TV series "Gunsmoke." Great-Uncle of actress Tea Leoni.
Cook, William Osser 'Bill' b. October 9, 1896 d. May 5, 1986 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Brantford, Ontario, he was the brother of hockey player Frederick Joseph 'Bun' Cook. At 5'10, and 172lbs, Cook played the position of Right Wing for the Kingston Frontenacs from 1913 to 1915, and 1919 to 1920 (OHA-Jr., OHA-Sr.), Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 1920 to 1922 (OHA-Sr., NOHA, NMHL), Saskatoon Sheiks from 1922 to 1923 (WCHL), Saskatoon Crescents from 1923 to 1926 (WCHL, WHL), New York Rangers from 1926 to 1937 (NHL), and the Cleveland Barons...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Marys Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Johnson, Martin Elmer b. October 9, 1884 d. January 13, 1937 Explorer, Filmmaker. He made a series of documentary films featuring mostly African and South Sea tribal groups and wildlife. Among their films were the "Lost Tribe" (1923), "Simba: The King of the Beasts" (1928), "Across the World with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson" (1930), "Wonders of the Congo" (1931), "Congorilla" (1932), "Wings Over Africa" (1934), "Baboona" (1935), and "Borneo" (1937). In 1937 he was killed in a plane crash. The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum which opened in 1961 in...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA Plot: Sec175 Blk03 Lot009 Sp05
Warwick, Robert b. October 9, 1878 d. June 6, 1964 Actor. He was a romantic leading man in the early silent era and played authority figures in talkies. Warwick's dignified bearing was well-spoofed in six films by writer-director Preston Sturges. His credits include "Alias Jimmy Valentine" (1915), "Hell Hath No Fury" (1917), "The Mad Lover" (1917), "The Spitfire" (1924), "Doctor X" (1932), "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932), "Cleopatra" (1934), "Anna Karenina" (1935), "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935), "Romeo and Juliet" (1936), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 399
Lewis, Gen. Andrew H. b. October 9, 1716 d. September 26, 1781 American Pioneer and Patriot. Surveyed the the lands of the Greenbrier and Cowpasture River Valleys and server in General George Washington's Virginia Regiment. He Fough in the French and Indian War and was imprisoned by the French for 13 months. As a Colonel in Dunsmore's War in 1774 he and his 600 men fought and defeated Chief Cornstalk and his Shawnee Warriors in the Battle of Point Pleasant, which has been reconized as the first battle of the American Revolution. After his military career...[Read More] (Bio by: S.G. Thompson) East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Salem City, Virginia, USA Plot: Top of Hill at the Center of the Cemetery
of Navarre, Charles II b. October 9, 1332 d. January 1, 1387 King of Navarre. Born Carlos, the son of Philippe III, House of Evreux, King of Navarre and Jeanne II, Queen of Navarre. He succeeded to the title of King Carlos II de Navarre in 1349 and acquired the nick-name of Carlos 'the Bad.' After the capture of the French King by the English during the Battle of Poitiers in September 1356, power in France was grabbed for by both him and the French Dauphin as Carlos angled for power and position in France. He married Jeanne de France in 1353 at Vivier-en-...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cathedral of Pamplona, Pamplona, Provincia de Navarra, Navarra, Spain
Schley, Winfield Scott b. October 9, 1839 d. October 2, 1911 United States Rear Navy Admiral. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1860 and was appointed a Midshipman on the USS Niagara. During the Civil War, he served on various ships in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron which participated in engagements which led to capture of Port Hudson. After the war, he served as a Commander at the Naval Academy 1866 to 1869 and served on the USS Benicia in attack on Salee River forts, Korea, in 1871. From 1884 to 1889, he was given command of the Greely...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 21 Lot S-9 Grid MN-20/21
Andrews, Edward b. October 9, 1914 d. March 8, 1985 Actor. Born in Griffin, Georgia, He was a versatile performer who appeared in 51 films, 31 Broadway plays and numerous television shows. He debuted on stage at age 12 in 1926, and on Broadway in the 1935 production ''How Beautiful With Shoes''. His screen work began in ''The Phoenix City Story'' (1955), followed by credits to include ''Tea and Sympathy'' (1956), ''The Harder They Fall'' (1957), "Elmer Gentry" (1960), ''Sixteen Candles'' (1984) and ''Gremlins'' (1985). For television, he was a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
UGA III b. October 9, 1972 d. October 2, 1981 University of Georgia Bulldogs mascot. Uga III was known as the National Championship Dog. He was present for Georgia football's finest moment as the Bulldogs in 1980 completed a perfect season and after winning the New Years Day Sugar Bowl were declared National Champions. His final official function was the Sugar Bowl. He accompanied the 1980 championship team and Georgia coaches to the State Capitol in Atlanta to be recognized by the Georgia General Assembly. In his nine year tenure, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Sanford Stadium, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA Plot: Sanford Stadium, Uga Mausoleum, Main Gate
Godfrey, Edward Settle b. October 9, 1843 d. April 1, 1932 Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Indian Wars as a First Lieutenant in Company K, 7th United States Cavalry, during the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, which he survived. The son of Charles and Mary Chambers Godfrey, he enlisted on April 26. 1861 in Company D, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was then appointed to the United States Military Academy in 1863, and graduated 53rd of 63 in the Class of 1867. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant and posted top the 7th...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 4175-F
O'Connor, Pat b. October 9, 1928 d. May 30, 1958 Handsome and Popular race driver. During his career, he participated in 43 championship car races, including 2 wins, 2 poles (including that for the 1957 Indianapolis 500) and 13 races and 374 laps led. He is considered one of several victims of the "Sports Illustrated Jinx." He lost his life 4 days after appearing on the cover of the 5/26/58 issue. Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA