Jones, Marcellus E. b. June 5, 1830 d. October 9, 1900 Civil War Union Army Officer. He joined the Union Army in the first summer of the war, and was mustered in as a Sergeant in in Company E, 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry on September 18, 1861. He rose in rank during the war, being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on December 5, 1862, 1st Lieutenant on July 4, 1864, and and Captain and commander of his Company on October 10, 1864. He gained a lasting place in American military history in the early morning of July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Walker, Capt. Samuel Hamilton b. February 24, 1817 d. October 9, 1847 US Army Captain who was killed in action in the Mexican War. Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Mounted Volunteers was one of the foremost American soldiers of the Mexican War. During the siege of Fort Texas in May 1846, it was Walker who rode through the Mexican lines to carry messages into and out of the fort. Later, Walker assisted gun manufacturer Samuel Colt in designing what became known as the Walker-Colt pistol, an early six-shooter much favored by the Texas Volunteers. In 1847, Walker...[Read More] Cause of death: Casualty of war Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 29.4218044, -98.4691696 (hddd.dddd)
Karadjordjevic II., Aleksandar b. December 4, 1888 d. October 9, 1934 King of Yugoslavia, younger son of King Petar I. He was declared Prince in 1909., and since 1914. he conducted royal duties instead of his old and ill father. Even then Alexander showed his absolutistic pretensions. He was King of Yugoslavia from 1921. to 1934. During his reign, Alexander ruled as dictator. He declared the new Constitution in 1921. under pressure against his ruling style. In 1922. he married Princess Marie of Romania, daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania. King Aleksandar was...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Church of St. George (Oplenac), Topola, Sumadija and Western, Serbia Plot: Church crypt
Middleton, Gen. Troy Houston b. October 12, 1889 d. October 9, 1976 US Army Lieutenant General. Born in Copiah County, Mississippi, he was commissioned an officer in the US Army in 1912. In World War I, he was the youngest Colonel commanding combat American forces and was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his actions in the Meuse-Arognne offensive. During World War II, he was Commanding General of the 45th Division Sicily, Italy and Commanding General of the VIII Corps, North-West, Europe. After the war, he retired and was appointed president...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Falk, Vibeke b. September 27, 1918 d. October 9, 2011 Actress. A star of the Norwegian stage and screen for more than 60 years, she shall probably be remembered for her film debut as Anna Reinche in 1939's classic crime drama "Gjest Baardsen". Raised in Bergen, she got her start in show business at her home city's National Scene and in 1939 got a major break when she had the female lead in "Gjest Baardsen", the story of a notorious 19th. century Norwegian criminal. During World War II Vibeke lived in Sweden with her then-husband, actor Lauritz...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Zeeman, Dr. Pieter b. May 25, 1865 d. October 9, 1943 Dutch Physicist and Scientist. Nobel Prize Physics Winner. Graduated in Physics at the University of Leiden, in 1893 he obtained his research doctorate by a thesis about Kerr effect, known as the reflection of polarized light on a magnetized surface. In 1895, Zeeman was appointed Professor of the Chair of Theoretical Physics of the University of Leiden, and since 1897 he taught physics at the University of Amsterdam, where during his joint research with Lorentz discovered the Zeeman effect, a...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Haarlem Algemene Begraafplaats, Haarlem, Haarlem Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Allen, Daniel B. b. April 7, 1839 d. October 9, 1934 Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, and led the unit in its heroic but devistating stand against Confederate forces on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863). (Bio by: Russ Dodge) East Hill Cemetery, Otto, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Wuornos, Aileen Carol b. February 29, 1956 d. October 9, 2002 Criminal. She was the daughter of teenage parents Diane and Leo Pittman. Her father was a convicted child molestor. Her mother abandoned her and she was later adopted by her maternal grandparents. She gave birth to a son in a home for unwed mothers in 1971. Aileen drifted around the country, ending up in Florida. She had a lengthy criminal record which included charges of disorderly conduct, drunk driving, assault, armed robbery, check forgery, auto theft, and prostitution. In 1991 she...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Scattered in Fostoria, Tuscola County, Michigan
Meyers, Dean Harold b. May 17, 1949 d. October 9, 2002 Murder Victim. One of the victims of the DC Beltway Sniper, he was killed while pumping gas close to his office. A native of Obelisk, Pennsylvania, he loved old cars, a hobby he shared with his father and brothers, but would have surprised his co-workers had they known. To avoid the draft, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to South Vietnam in May 1969. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in hostile action on March 8, 1970 and a permanent disability for the same. Although he...[Read More] (Bio by: Beth Painter) Christ Evangelical Congregational Church Cemetery, Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Hoak, Donald Albert b. February 5, 1928 d. October 9, 1969 Major League Baseball Player. Born in Roulette, Pennsylvania, he was a third baseman making his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 18, 1954. For eleven seasons, he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1954-55), Chicago Cubs (1956), Cincinnati Reds (1957-58), Pittsburgh Pirates (1959-62) and Philadelphia Phillies (1963-64). He was an All-Star in 1957, plus a member of the World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers (1955) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1960). He concluded his career with 1144 hits, 598...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Fishing Creek Cemetery, Roulette, Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
Rodden, Edmund Anthony 'Eddie' b. March 22, 1901 d. October 9, 1986 Professional Hockey Player. He began his hockey career in Northern Ontario in the mining towns of Haileybury and New Liskeard. He continued his amateur career in Toronto (1920) and Eveleth (1923) before turning professional in 1926 to 1927 with the Chicago Blackhawks. Rodden was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the following season. He began the 1928 to 1929 season with the Boston Bruins and split time between the Bruins and the Windsor Bulldogs, of the Can-Pro League. He returned to...[Read More] (Bio by: 1weasel) Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Rodman, Daniel Clarke b. October 16, 1826 d. October 9, 1881 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry before being transferred to the 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. With the 7th Connecticut he rose to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the regiment. He received brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "conspicuous gallantry at the first assult on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C.". However, it was not acted upon and confirmed by Congress...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Roberts, James H. b. February 14, 1837 d. October 9, 1918 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy during the Civil War. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in operations against Fort Fisher, North Carolina. His citation reads "Roberts served on board the U.S.S. Agawan, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864. The powder boat, towed in by the Wilderness to prevent detection by the enemy, cast off and slowly steamed to within 300 yards of the beach. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Bath National Cemetery, Bath, Steuben County, New York, USA Plot: Section J, Row 8, Grave 9
Thompson, Stephen Wilkins b. March 20, 1894 d. October 9, 1977 Aviator. Decorated American combat pilot of the First World War. Thompson's greatest recognition is that of being the first person in the U.S. military history to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Thompson was a native of West Plains, Missouri and a senior electrical engineering student at the University of Missouri when the United States entered World War I. The school announced that seniors who joined the military before graduation would receive their diplomas in June, so he enlisted in the Army...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Plot: section 65 lot 1122
Porteous, Patrick Anthony b. January 1, 1918 d. October 9, 2000 World War II Victoria Cross recipient. Born at Abottabad, on the North-West Frontier of India, but was educated at Wellington, England and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1937. On August 19, 1942 at raid on Dieppe, France he served as a Captain in the Number 4 Commandos, commanded by Lord Lovat. As liaison officer between two detachments, his task was to attack the heavy German coast gun positions. During the initial assault with the smaller detachment he was shot through the hand...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Mary Churchyard, Funtington, Chichester District, West Sussex, England
Scali, John A b. April 27, 1918 d. October 9, 1995 Broadcast Journalist. he was a News Correspondent for ABC News during the 1960s. In 1962 Scali began to cover the Cuban missile crisis. That same year Scali was asked by the Soviet Chief of Intelligence to the U.S. to act as an unofficial intermediary between the Soviet Union and the White House. He wanted Scali to help to prevent the missile crisis to turning into a nuclear war. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy asked Scali not to disclose any information or his role in the negotiations. In...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 8, Lot 10322, Grid CC-8
Rowe, Henry Walker b. April 1, 1840 d. October 9, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the US Army in Company I, 11th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Petersburg, Virginia on June 17, 1864. His citation reads "With two companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a strand of flags." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Hill Cemetery, Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Summers, Shawnda Lee b. 1965 d. October 9, 1982 Murder Victim. Shawnda was last seen along Pacific Highway South near S144th. It took nearly a month before she was reported as missing. Her remains were found ten months later. Shawnda was found just north of Sea-Tac airport. She was seventeen years old at the time of her disappearance. She was a murder victim of Gary Leon Ridgway, known as "The Green River Killer" who was responsible for the murders of 49 women in Seattle, Washington, between 1982 and 1984. He confessed to Shawnda's murder in...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hall, Ruth b. December 29, 1910 d. October 9, 2003 Actress. She appeared in 37 films during the Hollywood Golden Era, in movies like "Ride Him Cowboy" opposite John Wayne, "The Heart of New York," "The Kid from Spain," "The Three Musketeers," and "How to Marry a Millionaire" with Marilyn Monroe. But she is best remebered as 'Mary Helton' in the 1931 Marx Brother's classic comedy, "Monkey Business." (Bio by: Noni) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!