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: Robert Edwards) Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Butler, Pierce b. July 11, 1744 d. February 15, 1822 United States Constitution Signer, Continental Congressman, US Senator. Served in the British Army. Sent to America in 1758 to quell unrest in Boston. Resigned his commission and became a planter in South Carolina. Supported the Whig cause in the Revolutionary War, as served as South Carolina’s Militia Adjutant General. Elected as a Delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress, serving in 1787. Member of the U.S. Constitution Convention of 1787, supporting the Madison-Wilson caucus...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 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!
Sullivan, Patrick Peter b. February 2, 1885 d. February 15, 1933 Animator, Illustrator, Film Producer. Real name Patrick O'Sullivan. A native of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, he is best known for his work with Otto Mesmer, and as producer of the first animated silent cartoons of Felix The Cat. Educated at the Art Society of New South Wales, Sullivan worked at various jobs including as a gatekeeper at the famed Toohey's Brewery in Surry Hills, Australia, while doing his first caricaturist assignments. From 1905 to 1907, Sullivan contributed his work to...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: [unmarked]
Leitzel, Lillian b. January 2, 1882 d. February 15, 1931 Circus Star. In 1915 Lillian joined the Ringling Brothers Circus. In 1927 she married Alfredo Codona of the Codona’s Family in Chicago. On Feburary 13, 1931, Lillian had finished the first part of her act on the Roman Rings, and had climbed the web with the swivel and ring for the second half when the swivel snapped. She fell twenty feet to the ground, landing on her back and shoulders. She insisted that she was alright, saying "I can go on.", On Sunday morning, Feburary 15, 1931, the...[Read More] Cause of death: Complications from a fall Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 33.9697800, -118.3394775 (hddd.dddd)
Goldin, Theodore W.B. b. July 25, 1858 d. February 15, 1935 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the United States Army in Troop G, 7th US Calvary. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 26, 1876 at Little Big Horn, Montana. His citation reads "One of a party of volunteers who, under a heavy fire from the Indians, went for and brought water to the wounded." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 52
Walter (Jacobs), Little (Marion Walter) b. May 1, 1930 d. February 15, 1968 Blues Musician. Born Marion Walter Jacobs, he is given credit for changing the sound of the blues by amplifying the harmonica to achieve the moaning, echoing hornlike sounds that are common in today's blues. He was also a proficient guitarist. He moved to Chicago in the early 1950s to become a session player for Chess Records, appearing on recordings of the labels top artist. This earned him an invitation to join the Muddy Waters band giving him the exposure needed to start his own recording...[Read More] (Bio by: Jim Adams) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section SW, Block 28, Lot 5, Grave 5 (near the fence that borders Pulaski Rd.).
Beddows, Richard b. June 27, 1843 d. February 15, 1922 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in the 34th New York Battery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 18, 1864 at Spotsylvania, Virginia. His citation reads "Brought his guidon off in safety under a heavy fire of musketry after he had lost it by his horse becoming furious from the bursting of a shell." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section D, Range 3, Plot 4
Gayer, Echlin b. 1877 d. February 15, 1926 Actor. He appeared in the original productions of “The Man from Home” (1908), “The Money Makers” (1914), “Moonlight Mary” (1918), and “Stronger Than Love” (1926). On film he appeared in “Sandy Burke of the U-Bar-U” (1919), “Her Love Story” (1924), and “The Mad Dancer”(1925). (Bio by: Ginny M) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Actors' Fund
Sund, Juli b. 1983 d. February 15, 1999 Murder Victim. Julie, her mother Carole, and a family friend from Argentina, Silvina Pelosso, were tourists at Yosemite National Park who were reported missing in February of 1999. The case drew international attention and finally in March of 1999 the three women's bodies were recovered. Eventually Cary Stayner was arrested for what became known as "The Yosemite Murders." Stayner was sentenced to death. At Julie Sund's funeral many spoke of the beautiful young woman who always seemed to be...[Read More] (Bio by: death2ur) Saint Bernards Cemetery, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Pierce, Gilbert Ashville b. January 11, 1839 d. February 15, 1901 US Senator, US Diplomat. Served as a Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Served as a United States Senator from North Dakota from 1889 to 1891. Also served as a Member of the Indiana State House of Representatives from 1868 to 1869, and United States Minister to Portugal in 1893. Adams Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Jenkins, Friend W. b. June 26, 1865 d. February 15, 1898 United States Naval Officer. A Lieutenant in the United States Navy, he was one of two officers killed in the sinking of the "USS Maine" in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. He drowned when he was unable to reach an escape hatch as the vessel quickly sank. His remains were returned to his native Pittsburgh, where they lay in state at City Hall. (Bio by: Antonio de la Cova) Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA