Duckworth, Kevin b. April 1, 1964 d. August 25, 2008 Professional Basketball Player. Born in Harvey, Illinois, he played at the center position for eleven seasons (1986 to 1997) in the National Basketball Association with the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. He was a member of the 1989-1990 and 1991-1992 Portland Trail Blazers teams that reached the NBA Finals. He appeared in 67 career post season games with a 11.7 points per game average and a 5.9 rebounds per game average...[Read More] (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!
Fesq, Frank E. b. April 1, 1840 d. May 6, 1920 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Private in Company A, 40th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of flag of 18th North Carolina (C.S.A.) within the enemy's works". His Medal was awarded to him on May 10, 1865. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Section S, Lot 78
Crawford, Truman W. b. April 1, 1934 d. March 3, 2003 Musician. He was the director of "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps from 1973 to 1998, and United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps from 1954 to 1963. He was also a music arranger whose stirring, innovative charts have been used by several drum and bugle corps. (Bio by: T W Zimmerman) Cause of death: ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: 36, Lot 1546
Tolton, Rev. Augustus b. April 1, 1854 d. July 9, 1897 First universally recognized black priest in the United States. Born a slave, John Augustus Tolton was raised in Quincy, Illinois after he and his mother and siblings escaped from slavery in Missouri. He began studying for the priesthood in 1873, and though initially refused admission at local seminaries, was eventually able to attend Quincy College and complete his studies in Rome, Italy. Father Augustus Tolton was ordained on April 24, 1886, as the first known and recognized Black priest in...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Saint Peters Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Scott-Heron, Gil b. April 1, 1949 d. May 27, 2011 Singer. A spoken word artist, he was best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the Black and Blues Band in collaboration with pianist Brian Jackson. He was a social activist who spoke out against injustice and attributed his music, anger and activism toward social causes. He gained notoriety for his poetic composition "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Other Recordings include "Midnight Band", "The First Minutes of a New Day", "It's Your World", "Me And The Devil", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Pedrolo, Manuel de b. April 1, 1918 d. June 25, 1990 Writer and Translator. He was born in L'Aranyˇ (Segarra) and died in Barcelona (Catalunya). He suffered the censorship during Franco's dictatorship, that forbade ten of his books. He was one of the most prolific writers in catalan language. He is best remembered for his book of science-fiction "Mecanoscrit del Segon Origen," about the destruction of the world, and the lifes of only two survivors, one white woman and a black child. Among his works that include poems, short stories, novels and...[Read More] (Bio by: JosÚ L BernabÚ Tronchoni) Cementiri de Montju´c, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Niche 2186
Taylor, Laurette b. April 1, 1884 d. December 7, 1946 Actress. Born Helen Laurette Magdalene Cooney in New York, she began her theatrical career as a child in vaudeville, where she was billed as "La Belle Laurette". She was one of the brightest stars on Broadway and played in various stock companies as well as touring in plays produced by her first husband, Charles A. Taylor. She made her screen debut in the silent film "The Bird of Paradise" (1912), followed by "Peg O' My Heart" (1922). Returning to Broadway after performing in a national tour...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Coronary thrombosis Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Butternut(unmarked)
Dick, Arthur b. April 1, 1911 d. July 2, 1978 Entertainer. Arthur Dick did the impossible on crutches, with a routine of runs, tricks roller skating, dancing, high jumping and comedy. One of his most amazing accomplishments was competing in the mile run on crutches in competition with two legged athletes & although he never won first place, he never finished last. His best time was 5 minutes & 14 seconds. During WWII he spent several years overseas with the U.S. Navy entertaining & instructing the hospitalized veterans. He also made 3...[Read More] Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA
Heath, Jeff (John Geoffrey) b. April 1, 1915 d. December 9, 1975 Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball for fourteen seasons (1936 to 1949) as an outfielder with the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Boston Braves. Spending most of his career with the Indians, he hit 194 home runs and posted a .293 lifetime batting average. In 1938, he batted .343 (second in the American League), registered 112 runs batted in, and led the American League with 18 triples. A broken ankle ended his major league career in 1949...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart attack Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot 1135, Grave 4
Grizzard, George b. April 1, 1928 d. October 2, 2007 Actor. A performer of stage, films and television, he was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and raised in Washington D.C. He developed an interest in acting at an early age and would later pursue his goals upon graduating from the University of North Carolina, finding work appearing in area theaters. In 1955, Grizzard made his Broadway debut in "The Desperate Hours" co-starring Paul Newman and Karl Malden. During the next ten years, he had memorable performances in the productions, "The...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Lung cancer Washington Cemetery On The Green, Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Lane, Ronnie (Ronald Frederick Lane) 'Plonk' b. April 1, 1946 d. June 4, 1997 Rock Musician. he was born in Forest Gate, East London, the son of Stanley (a lorry driver) and Elsie. In 1965, he founded The Small Faces with the late Steve Marriott, Kenny Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although the latter was soon replaced by Ian McLagan. After four years and twelve hit singles, including "All or Nothing" which reached Number One in 1966, as did the classic album "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", Marriott left to form Humble Pie, and Lane, Jones and McLagan united with Rod Stewart and...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Cause of death: Multiple sclerosis Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Graham, John Hugh b. April 1, 1835 d. July 11, 1895 Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he served during the Civil War in the 5th New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery, being commissioned as Captain and commander of Company A (a unit he had recruited) on June 10, 1862. He served the full length of the war, and has received a promotion to Major in March 16, 1865. However, he had been honorably discharged when his promotion came, having been discharged on March 6, 1865. In honor of his service he was brevetted...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Plot: Section 153, Lot 20406
Waller, Leslie Elson b. April 1, 1923 d. March 29, 2007 Author. He began his writing career at the Chicago Sun-Times as a crime reporter. His first published novel was "Three Day Pass" (1944), followed by more than 54 novels, non-fiction books and illustrated science texts. Several of his works appeared on the New York Times best-seller list, including "The Banker", "The Family", "The Swiss Account", "Mafia Wars", "The American", and "Embassy". He also wrote novelizations of movies under the name Patrick Mann. Among them are "Dog Day...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Turner, Capt. Henry Smith b. April 1, 1811 d. December 16, 1881 Military Figure. Major Turner's mother was a member of the Randolph family of Virginia. Graduating from West Point, Lt. Turner was chosen with two other officers to attend the royal school of cavalry in France. At that time, the French led the world in the perfection of their calvalry service. Lt. Turner, with the help of another office, translated & adapted the French tactics with some modification, for the cavalry branch of the United States Army. It became a standard authority. He later...[Read More] (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Section 3
Lucas, Robert E. b. April 1, 1781 d. February 7, 1853 Ohio Governor, Iowa Territorial Governor. Born in Shepardstown, Virginia (current-day West Virginia), during the War of 1812, he joined the state militia and eventually attained the rank of Major General. In addition to his military duties, he had an interest in politics. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives prior to the War of 1812, and served in the Ohio Senate several terms (1814 to 1822, 1824 to 1828, and 1829 to 1830). He was elected Governor of Ohio, serving from 1832 to 1838...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA GPS coordinates: 41.6685715, -91.5222473 (hddd.dddd)
Francis, Joan b. April 1, 1920 d. November 22, 1995 Actress. Born in 1920, she started her career in musical comedies and dramatic plays. Working in the repertory companies with actors like Doris Speed, Patricia Phoenix, Bernard Youens and [Read More] (Bio by: Jeff J) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Bowen, Chester Bennett b. April 1, 1842 d. March 16, 1905 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He joined the Union army at age 20 when he was mustered in as a Private in Company I, 19th New York Volunteer Cavalry (also known as the 1st New York Dragoons). Promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1864, he awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864. His citation reads simply "Capture of Flag". Awarded the Medal on September 27, 1864, he was promoted to Sergeant on October 19, 1864, served...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
Koutzen, Boris b. April 1, 1901 d. December 10, 1966 Composer and Violinist. He wrote such compositions as "Concerto for Five Solo Instruments and String Orchestra," and "Rhapsody for Symphonic Band." Many of his works were performed by the San Francisco, NBC and the New York Philharmonic Orchestras. (Bio by: Laurie) Fair Ridge Cemetery, Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York, USA
McDowell, Joseph Nash b. April 1, 1805 d. September 18, 1868 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served as a Colonel and surgeon in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After moving to St. Louis in 1840, he founded the medical department of Kemper College, later known as McDowell Medical College. In 1847 he erected the McDowell Medical College building, which became the medical department of Missouri State University (now the University of Missouri). At the beginning of the Civil War, he made no secret of his southern sympathies. His building was...[Read More] Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA