Freeman, William Henry b. May 10, 1844 d. August 26, 1911 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company B, 169th New York Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on January 15, 1865 at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. His citation reads "Volunteered to carry the brigade flag after the bearer was wounded." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA Plot: Section H, Lot 25 GPS coordinates: 42.7590103, -73.6671219 (hddd.dddd)
Ross, George b. May 10, 1730 d. July 14, 1779 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania, he was also the uncle of Betsy Ross, who is credited with making the first American Flag. Born in New Castle, Delaware, he studied law and moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he set up a law practice. One of his first clients was Anne Lawler, a pretty young woman that he fell in love with and married in 1751. They would have a daughter and two sons. From 1768 to 1776, he served in the Pennsylvania Assembly, where he often...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Murray, Mae b. May 10, 1889 d. March 23, 1965 Actress. Known as "The Girl With the Bee-Stung Lips", she was a hugely popular film star of the silent era. Born Marie Adrienne Koenig in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was a dancer from childhood and first gained notice on Broadway as Vernon Castle's partner in "About Town" (1906). Two years later she joined the Ziegfeld Follies as a chorus girl and by 1915 was headlining that fabled revue. She also toured America with a solo dance act and made a splash in Paris, where her style was likened to that...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cause of death: Heart ailment Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block G, Section 6328, Lot 6
Thorson, John F. b. May 10, 1920 d. October 28, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in Company G, 17th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Dagami, Leyte, Philippine Islands, on October 28, 1944. His citation reads: "He was an automatic rifleman on 28 October 1944, in the attack on Dagami, Leyte, Philippine Islands. A heavily fortified enemy position consisting of pillboxes and supporting trenches held up...[Read More] (Bio by: Kent Kooi) Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Plot: Section D, Grave 71
Muni, Scott b. May 10, 1930 d. September 28, 2004 Legendary radio disk jockey whose career in radio lasted for fifty years. Known affectionately to his fans as "Scottso," "The Godfather," or "The Professor," Muni was born Donald Allen Munoz in Wichita, Kansas, and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his career in radio while enlisted in the Marines, and replaced Alan Freed in Akron, Ohio, after leaving the service. He came to New York in 1959, and started on WNEW in the 1970s. While on WNEW, he became famous for his legendary stunts...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Saint Gertrudes Roman Catholic Cemetery, Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor 205 Tier A Row 5
Smith, Willard John b. May 10, 1914 d. April 1, 2000 Admiral, 13th United States Coast Guard Commandant. He attended the University of Michigan for two years studying engineering. He then entered the Coast Guard Academy, graduating in 1933, second in his class. He served as an aide to wartime Commandant Admiral Russell R. Waesche until 1939, and then again from fall 1944 until 1946. During World War II, while serving as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Air Station at San Francisco, he made a daring open sea landing in rough water to bring a...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 4 Lot 3321-A
Johnson, Ada Blackjack b. May 10, 1898 d. May 29, 1983 American Explorer. The press dubbed her "the Heroine of Wrangel Island," after her rescue from the desolate artic island on August 23, 1923. An Inuit woman from the village of Solomon, just outside of Nome, Alaska, Ada was a widow with a small child and in desperate need of money when she agreed to be the seamstress for an expedition of four explorers to Wrangel Island, located 87 miles off the coast of Siberia. The island is so far north that it only receives sunlight during the months of...[Read More] (Bio by: Lisa S) Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Sparks, Jared b. May 10, 1789 d. March 14, 1866 Writer, Editor, Educator, Unitarian Minister. After graduating from Harvard, Sparks worked as teacher and editor before becoming minister of the First Independent Church in Baltimore in 1819. While serving as minister, he continued writing and editing, including founding the Unitarian Miscellany and Christian Monitor in 1821. From 1821 until 1823 he served as Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives. Retiring from the ministry in 1823, Sparks returned to Boston, where he bought and edited...[Read More] (Bio by: NatalieMaynor) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Garden Ave
Lorenz, Max b. May 10, 1901 d. January 11, 1975 Opera Singer and Actor. Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1901, Lorenz first studied with conductor Karl Kittel at Bayreuth, Germany. He was initially given small parts such as Froh in "Das Rheingold" and Walther in "Tannhauser." In 1927, he was picked up by the Dresden State Opera, where he stayed until 1931, when the call came from the Berlin State Opera and his career blossomed. By the 1940's Lorenz was recognized as one of the great Wagnerian tenors in the world, at the time arguably...[Read More] (Bio by: Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc.) Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Ram, Chhelu b. May 10, 1905 d. April 20, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in the village of Djebel, Punjab, India, he served as Company Havildar Major in the 6th Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army. During an attack on Djebel Garli, Tunisia, on the night of April 20, 1943, Company Havildar Major Ram's battalion were held up by intense mortar and machine gun fire. On his own, he rushed forward with a Tommy gun and killed the occupants of an enemy strong point. Although in an exposed position, he then went to the aid of his...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sfax War Cemetery, Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia Plot: H. C. 5.
Dyer, Dr. Wayne b. May 10, 1940 d. August 29, 2015 American Author, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist. Dyer began his career as a guidance counselor at a Detroit high school and went on to write one of the best-selling books of all time. He ran a successful private therapy practice and was giving motivational and self-help lectures at St. John's University, where he was a professor, when a literary agent persuaded him to package his ideas in book form, resulting in his first book, 'Your Erroneous Zones', in 1976. Shortly thereafter, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ludwig, Carl b. May 10, 1841 d. May 16, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he immigrated to the United States in 1861, and enlisted in the 34th New York Independent Volunteer Light Artillery on September 5, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on June 18, 1864. His citation reads "As gunner of his piece, inflicted singly a great loss upon the enemy and distinguished himself in the removal of the piece while under a heavy fire". His Medal was awarded to him on July 30...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Velie, Willard Lamb b. May 10, 1866 d. October 24, 1928 Automobile and Tractor Executive. A grandson of John Deere, he was elected vice president of Deere & Company in 1908. When the corporation formed an executive committee in 1911, Willard Velie was the first chairman. He also founded the Velie Engineering Company at the same time. In 1916, he merged this company with the Velie Carriage Company of Moline, which he had founded with his brother Stephen in 1907. He resigned his executive committee postions at Deere & Company in 1918 due to...[Read More] (Bio by: pammy) Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
McCullough, John Fremont 'Grandpa' b. May 10, 1871 d. February 9, 1963 Entrepreneur. After attending college in Oswego, New York, he moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1911, then went into the dairy business in nearby Green River, Illinois. In 1938, he and his son Bradley developed a formula for soft-serve ice cream. They tested their new product at the ice cream retail shop of one of their customers, Sheb Noble on August 4, 1938. They sold over 1,600 servings for ten cents each in just two hours. The McCulloughs spent the next two years modifying a soft serve freezer to...[Read More] (Bio by: Dustin Oliver) Cause of death: Cerebral thrombosis Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA Plot: Section 27, Lot 70, SW 1/4 GPS coordinates: 41.5452652, -90.5458374 (hddd.dddd)
Witkin, Isaac b. May 10, 1936 d. April 23, 2006 Modern Sculptor. Internationally renowned and widely recognized as one of the most original and masterful sculptors of the modernist era. A former apprentice to Henry Moore, he has been involved in every major development in modern sculpture throughout his fifty year career. After creating welded steel works, he ultimately broke away from the influences of David Smith and Anthony Caro to invent his own sculptural language, pouring molten metal to create abstract shapes. His work is in...[Read More] (Bio by: Abracadabrastyle) Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA