Schofield, Capt. Harry Norton b. January 29, 1865 d. October 10, 1931 British Victoria Cross recipient. Harry Norton Schofield, the son of a chemist, was born at Audenshaw, near Manchester, where there is a Blue Plaque to his memory. He was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, and passed out in 1884 with the rank of Lieutenant. In 1893, he was promoted to Captain in the Royal Field Artillery and, in 1899, went to South Africa as aide-de-camp to General Sir Redvers Buller. On the 15th. December 1899, the British had reached the railway station at...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, Greater London, England Plot: Section L, Grave 29
Lyden, Pierce b. January 8, 1908 d. October 10, 1998 Actor. Born in Naponee, Nebraska, the son of Ida Pearson and Albert C. Lydon, a stockman for the U.S. Army. He attended Naponee High School and the University of Nebraska and was graduated from their School of Music and Fine Arts in 1927. He also attended Emerson College in Boston. He supported himself with roles in stock company performances and Vaudeville prior to his film debut in 1940. For the next three years he played unbilled heavies or cowboys before gaining his first screen credit in...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Lawn AY, Lot 6, Space 1 GPS coordinates: 33.4632416, -117.5037613 (hddd.dddd)
Chabot, Lorne b. October 5, 1900 d. October 10, 1946 Professional Hockey Player. Chabot was born in Montreal, Quebec, on October 5, 1900, and played the position of goalie for teams in the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) and National Hockey League (NHL). At 6'01, 185lbs, he began his career playing for Manitoba in 1920, and then playing with the Port Arthur Bear Cats from 1924 to 1926, before going professional. He also played for, Springfield Indians from 1926 to 1927, New York Rangers from 1926 to 1927, and 1927 to 1928, Toronto Maple...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Read, Albert Cushing b. March 29, 1887 d. October 10, 1967 United States Navy Admiral, Pioneer Aviator. Detailed to Naval Aviation in 1915 for the 1st flight across the Atlantic Ocean. This flight took place in May 1919 from Rockaway, New York, to Plymouth England via the Azores, Portugal and Spain. The A.C. Read Golf Course at the Naval Aviation Station, Pensacola, Florida is named in honor of Admiral Read. (Bio by: Barry Charles) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot 4968-7
Moses, Wallace b. October 8, 1910 d. October 10, 1990 Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball for 17 seasons (1935 to 1951) as an Outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, and Boston Red Sox. Coming up with the A’s in 1935, he would be one of the few stars on the bottom-dwelling Athletics teams of the mid-to-late 1930s. He hit over .300 in each of his first seven season, topping with a .320 average in 1937. In that year he also hit a career-high 25 Home Runs, and was named to the AL All-Star team (he never...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Pinecrest Cemetery & Mausoleum, Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia, USA
Cromwell, Richard b. January 8, 1910 d. October 10, 1960 Actor. Born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh, he was best known for co-staring in the films with Gary Cooper "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935) and with Bette Davis in "Jezebel" (1938). He began his career performing doing film extra work and made his screen debut in "King of Jazz" (1930). His other credits include "Maker of Men" (1931), "This Day and Age" (1933), "Life Begins at Forty" (1935), "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) and "Baby Face Morgan" (1942). After serving in the US Navy Coast Guard during...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Section P, Lot 7, Space 17
Burke, Solomon b. March 21, 1940 d. October 10, 2010 Vocalist. He was nicknamed "The King of Rock and Soul", possessing a voice which blended R&B, gospel and country genres. Born in Philadelphia, his musical interests were shaped by routinely attending church services as a child, and he would be influenced by a wide variety of artists including Nat King Cole and John Lee Hooker. Burke signed and recorded with Apollo Records during the mid-1950s, and achieved limited success with the minor hit "You Can Run (But You Can't Hide)". It was with...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Murmuring Trees, Lot 4037, Space 1
McCloskey, John b. March 10, 1810 d. October 10, 1885 Religious leader, first American cardinal - He was born to Irish immigrants in Brooklyn. His vocation began after graduation from Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. With a counting house position in hand and in the process of beginning work in New York City, a freak accident left him seriously injured and blind. His sight returned and after recuperation, he returned to Mt. St Mary's and was ordained to the priesthood. His religious life became a series of "Firsts." The first...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Saint Patricks Cathedral, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Plot: crypt under the altar
Prokurorov, Alexei b. March 25, 1964 d. October 10, 2008 Olympic Athlete. He was a champion cross-country skier, winning the gold medal in the 30-kilometer freestyle and a silver medal in the 4x10 kilometer at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Prokurorov competed in five Olympic Winter Games, his last being at Nagano, Japan, 2002, where he was the Russian team's flag-bearer. He also was a 13-time National Champion and a 6-time World Champion. Cause of death, traffic accident. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Vysokovo Cemetery, Vladimir, Vladimirskaya Oblast', Russian Federation Plot: Alley of Honor
Rooney, Wallace b. December 29, 1910 d. October 10, 1996 Actor. He appeared on television and in motion pictures from the 1950 to the 1970s, and is remembered for his role as ‘Bishop Michael’ in “The Exorcist” (1973). On Broadway, he appeared in the original productions of “The Pepper Mill” (1937), “Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?”(1958), and “Spofford” (1967). (Bio by: Ginny M) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Actors' Fund
Hauptmann, Anna b. November 19, 1898 d. October 10, 1994 Widow of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Her husband was tried and convicted of kidnapping and murdering the Lindbergh baby in 1932, and she spent 60 years trying to prove to the world that her husband was innocent of the crime. She never remarried and she never forgot the man she called Richard. In his honor, she refused to say "liberty and justice for all" when she pledged allegiance to the American flag. Anna Hauptmann insisted that on the night of March 1, 1932 (the night the child was kidnapped)...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony B) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Duke, James Buchanan b. December 23, 1856 d. October 10, 1925 Tobacco Magnate. Philanthropist. At the age of twenty-eight "Buck" along with his brother Benjamin took over their father's fledgling tobacco company, developing it into a multi- million dollar empire. By the early 1890's they controlled almost half of America's tobacco industry. During the 1890's the family business expanded by entering into the textile industry and the energy business. Known...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Duke University Chapel, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Hansen, Edmund b. November 13, 1894 d. October 10, 1962 Motion Picture Production Figure. He was sound director for the Fox Studio Sound Department (later the 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department). He was nominated for Academy Awards 14 times and won the Oscar twice, for Special Effects for "The Rains Came" (1939), and for Sound Recording for "Wilson" (1944). Other films for which he served as sound director include "In Old Chicago" (1937), "The Grapes of Wrath (1940), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), and "The Song of Bernadette" (1943). (Bio by: Garver Graver) Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: X, 1600
Belson, Jerry b. July 8, 1938 d. October 10, 2006 Screenwriter, Comedy Writer. He won an Emmy Award for his work on the series "The Tracey Ullman Show". Earlier in his career Belson collaborated with Garry Marshall and they wrote for such shows as "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." and "The Odd Couple". He also wrote the screenplays for such films as "How Sweet It Is" (1968), "Smile" (1976), "Fun With Dick and Jane" (1977), "The End" (1977), and "Smokey and the Bandit II" (1980). Cause of death: Prostate Cancer. (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
White, George b. March 12, 1890 d. October 10, 1968 Theatrical Producer. Creator of the popular "George White's Scandals" stage revues. Largely forgotten today, White was one of the more colorful figures of 20th Century American theatre. He was cocky: he claimed that Broadway's nickname, "The Great White Way", had been coined for him. He was pugnacious: he once punched out singer Rudy Vallee over a salary dispute. His musicals helped launch the careers of George Gershwin, Alice Faye, Eleanor Powell, Dolores Costello, Louise Brooks, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block G, Section 7280, Lot 6 (unmarked).
Curry, Charles Forrest b. March 14, 1858 d. October 10, 1930 US Congressman. After an unsuccessfully run for Governor of California in 1910, he was elected to represent California's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, and served from from 1913 to 1930. He was originally entombed in the Abbey Mausoleum at Arlington National Cemetery. National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA