Wolff, Roger b. April 10, 1911 d. March 23, 1994 Major League Baseball Player. He was best known for being one of four knuckleball pitchers on the Washington Senators' staff from 1944 to 1946, the others being Dutch Leonard, John Niggeling and Mickey Haefner. The right-hander pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics (1941 to 1943), the Senators (1944 to 1946) and the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1947). He was dealt by the A's on December 13, 1943 for pitcher Bobo Newsom. His best season was 1945, when he posted a 20-10 record...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Saint Marys Cemetery, Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
Westerlund, Catrin b. April 10, 1934 d. September 18, 1982 Comedienne. Her career spanned from drama and film to revues and radio and TV-entertainment. She frequently acted at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and also became much popular in the radio show "På Minuten" for many years. She acted in many films, among them "Sommaren med Monika" (1954), "Bröllopsbesvär" (1964), "Världens bästa Karlsson" (1974) and "Katitzi" (1979). In 1957 she married the renowned musician Putte Wickman. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery), Enskede, Stockholms Lan, Sweden Plot: Garden of Rememberance
Angell, David Lawrence [memorial] b. April 10, 1946 d. September 11, 2001 Television Producer. He was an Emmy award winning producer of the television situation comedy "Frasier". In addition he also wrote episodes of the television comedies "Wings" and "Cheers". He and his wife Lynn were aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when terrorists took over the plane and crashed it into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. His name can be found on Panel N-1 of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York City, New York. (Bio by: Ron Moody) National September 11 Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: N-1
McCoy, Tim b. April 10, 1891 d. January 29, 1978 Actor, Entertainer. Born Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy in Saginaw, Michigan, later moving to Wyoming where he lived on a ranch. He served as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army both in World War I and World War II. He acted in both silent films and later "talkies" for MGM, Universal Pictures, and Columbia Pictures, the majority of which were Westerns. At the height of his popularity, he was featured on "Wheaties" cereal boxes. He was a leading expert in Indian folklore, Native American sign...[Read More] (Bio by: Seagull) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Buchan, John Crawford b. April 10, 1893 d. April 9, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born on October 10, 1892, in Alloa, Scotland, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion, Royal Army Medical Corps, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. On March 22, 1918, in actions east of Marteville, France, 2nd Lieutenant Buchan's platoon was cut off in a forward position of the battle zone. Although wounded early in the day and under heavy fire, he insisted on remaining with his men. Later when the enemy practically surrounded his position, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Roisel, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: II. I. 6.
Kelley, Benjamin Franklin b. April 10, 1807 d. July 16, 1891 Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, and moved to Wheeling, in western Virginia, at the age of 19. For over 2 decades he was a merchant, then in 1851 became a freight agent of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. When the war began, he raised the 1st (West) Virginia and was named its Colonel on May 22, 1861. On June 3 at Philippi, the 90 day regiment fought Confederate volunteers and he suffered a severe wound. When he returned to duty, he received promotion...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 1, Grave 141-C
Lippard, George b. April 10, 1822 d. February 9, 1854 Author. He authored the works "The Ladye Annabel (1842), "The Belle of Prarie Eden" (1844), "Legends of Mexico" (1847), and "Legends of Revolution" (1847). However, his most important works are considered to be "New York - Its Upper Ten and Lower Million" and "The Monks of Monk Hall", both of which were reprinted in 1970. His works are considered by many to have been a catalyst to awakening future President Abraham Lincoln to the plight of slaves. He also founded the "Brotherhood of the Union"...[Read More] (Bio by: Mark Maxwell) Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Lot 23, Grave 5
Behnke, Heinrich b. April 10, 1882 d. June 19, 1952 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on January 25, 1905. His citation reads "While serving aboard the "USS Iowa", Behnke displayed extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel". His Medal was issued on March 20, 1905. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Armour, Kirkland B. b. April 10, 1854 d. September 27, 1901 Businessman. One of 5 Armours who developed Armor and Company Meat Packing. In 1871 John Plankington and Phillip Armour opened a small slaughterhouse in Kansas City. The company already had two large packinghouses, one in Milwaukee and one in Chicago. Born in Stockbridge, New York, Kirkland B. Armour and his brother, Charles, came to Kansas City from Chicago to work in the meat packing plant. John Plankington retired from Plankington & Armour in 1885 and Armour Brothers was organized...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Gregg, Milton b. April 10, 1892 d. March 13, 1978 World War I British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Regiment, his Brigade was held up by enemy fire from all flanks during an advance at Cambrai, France, on September 28, 1918. Although wounded twice, he led his men against enemy trenches in which he personally killed or wounded 11 Germans, took 25 prisoners and captured 12 machine-guns. In spite of his wounds he stayed with his company and on September 30, led his men again in attack until severely...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Snider Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Berwick, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada
Brooks, Edward b. April 10, 1883 d. June 26, 1944 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Oakley Buckinghamshire, England, he served as a Sergeant Major in the 2/4th Battalion, Oxford-Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, British Army. In actions at the village of Fayet, near St. Quentin, France, April 28, 1917, Sergeant Major Brooks while taking part in a raid on the enemy's trenches, saw that the front wave was checked by an enemy machine-gun. On his own initiative, he rushed forward, capturing the gun, killing one of the gunners with his...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Plot: Plot G2, Grave 119.
Bearer (Moody), Paul (William Alvin) b. April 10, 1954 d. March 5, 2013 Professional Wrestling/Entertainment Manager. Born William Alvin Moody, he will most likely be remembered by his ring names 'Paul Bearer' and 'Percival Pringle III', as a professional wrestling manager for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF—later WWE). As a teenager, he became involved in wrestling as a ringside photographer and after high school, enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years and wrestling for an independent promoter...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Serenity Memorial Gardens, Theodore, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Clay Jr., Henry b. April 10, 1811 d. February 22, 1847 United States Army Officer. The son of Kentucky Senator Henry Clay, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in in June 1831, but resigned his commission only months later in November of that year. He became a lawyer in Kentucky, and served in the Kentucky State Legislature from 1835 to 1837. Upon the outbreak of the Mexican War, he was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry regiment, and was killed in action at the head of...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Perkins, Frances (Fannie Coralie) Coralie b. April 10, 1880 d. May 14, 1965 US Presidential Cabinet Member. She attended Mount Holyoke College where she completed her undergraduate work in 1902, then attended Columbia University New York City, to continue her studies in economics and sociology, earning a Master's Degree in 1910. By 1911, she was working for the Factory Investigation Commission in New York City and began to work for New York State as a factory inspector under Governor Alfred Smith. In 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her the first female...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Glidden Cemetery, Newcastle, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Houssay, Bernardo Alberto b. April 10, 1887 d. September 21, 1971 Bernardo Houssay was awarded in 1947 with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metebolism of sugars. Although Houssay´s major interest was in the endocrine glands and the pituitary, his research produced significant results on the physiology of circulation and respiration, the process of inmunity, the nervous system, digestion, and snake and spider venoms. He was also recognized as an activist...[Read More] Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina