Grant, William Thomas b. June 27, 1876 d. August 6, 1972 Businessman. He founded the W.T. Grant Department Store chain, which at its height included over 1,200 locations. Started in 1906 in Lynn, Massachusetts with a 25 cent ceiling on prices, it grew to a business empire after World War I. After his death, though, the empire collapse in what is to date the largest retail store bankruptcy case. William T. Grant was also an ardent philanthropist, and established the "William T. Grant Foundation", which still exists today as a philanthropic...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Jones (Grant), Ellen Wrenshall 'Nellie' b. July 4, 1855 d. August 30, 1922 American Social Figure. Nicknamed "Nellie", she was the third child and only daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant and First Lady Julia Dent Grant. She married English Army officer Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris at the White House in Washington, DC on May 21, 1874 during President Grant's second administration. The couple lived in England and had four children before divorcing in 1893. When Algernon Sartoris died later that year, he left her a vast fortune. She returned to America, and...[Read More] Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Plot: Block 10, Lot 334
Grant, Joe b. May 15, 1908 d. May 8, 2005 Cartoonist, Writer. One of Walt Disney's most talented artists and story men, his career spanned over 70 years. With his creative partner, Dick Huemer, Grant wrote the original story for "Dumbo" (1941), and he collaborated on the scripts and character designs for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Pinocchio" (1940), "Fantasia" (1940), and the Oscar-winning short "Der Fuehrer's Face" (1942). Grant was born in New York City and studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Crypt 3687B
Grant, Sgt. Robert b. 1837 d. November 23, 1874 British Victoria Cross recipient. According to some accounts, Robert Grant was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire; other sources give his birthplace as Stepney, East London. During the Indian Mutiny of 1857, he was serving as a Sergeant with the 1st. Battalion of the 5th. Regiment (now known as the Northumberland Fusiliers.) On the 24th. September that year, at Alumbagh, he went, under very heavy fire, to rescue a soldier named Private E. Deveney, whose leg had been shot; and, with the assistance of...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England Plot: C.G. 15054, Plot 89
Grant, Frederick Dent b. May 30, 1850 d. April 12, 1912 United States Army General. Son of President Ulysses S. Grant. Accompanied his father through much of General Grant's Civil War campaigns, often coming under hostile fire himself. Graduating from West Point in 1871, he served as an aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan. He participated in exploration expeditions to the Yellowstone area and the Black Hills, and fought in the 1878 Bannock Indian War. After taking leave of the Army to travel abroad with his parents, and to serve as a secretary...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Cancer United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section 26, Row D, Grave 39
Grant, Otis b. August 13, 1961 d. May 29, 2011 Professional Football Player. For three seasons (1983 to 1984, 1987), he played at the wide-receiver position in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. He attended Carver High School in Atlanta and played collegiate football at Michigan State University, where he was a three-time letterman while playing at the quarterback and receiver positions. Selected by the Rams during the 5th round of the 1983 NFL Draft, he appeared in 33 regular season games. In...[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!
Grant, Isaac b. April 6, 1759 d. November 9, 1841 Revolutionary War Soldier. He served as an orderly at age 15 under General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Isaac played a pivitol role in the storming of Stoney Point as follows: while struggling to remove defense branches for the invading troops of which he was a part, General Wayne seized Isaac by the seat and collar, and threw him over the abatis. He was thus able to clear a path for his fellow soldiers. Isaac also served at Valley Forge and Brandywine. He was taken prisoner at Ft. Washington in 1776...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Plot: Old Grounds, Lot 52, Grave 1.
Grant, Peter b. 1824 d. January 10, 1868 Indian Mutiny British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 93rd Regiment, Sutherland Highlanders. On November 16, 1857, he was part of a relief column to help evacuate the garrison at Lucknow, India. Breaking through the wall of the Secundra Bagh palace, Private Grant killed five of the enemy with one of their own swords, captured their officer and the color standard. For personal gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in December 1858. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Dundee Eastern Cemetery, Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Grant, Peter b. April 15, 1935 d. November 21, 1995 Businessman. He gained renown as the manager of the rock group "Led Zeppelin". Starteing as a tour manager in the early 1960s with such artists as Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers and Little Richard, to name a few, in 1966, he was asked to manage "The Yardbirds", whose members included guitarist Jimmy Page, future founder of Led Zepplin. An ex-actor and wrestler, Grant was a large, colorful and occasionally violent-tempered man. Loyal to Led Zeppelin and protective of their financial interests...[Read More] (Bio by: Greg Brown) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Grant, Heber Jeddy b. November 22, 1856 d. May 14, 1945 Seventh President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The only son of Jedediah M. Grant, faithful Apostle and friend to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Twice prophesied of concerning his future roll as an Apostle, once by Eliza R. Snow while speaking in tounges and later by Apostle Heber C. Kimball in a public meeting, and at the age of twenty-two was ordained a High Priest, and at twenty-six called to the Apostleship. He served as President of the Church for twenty-six years. It was...[Read More] (Bio by: Chad Stowell) Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Grant, Kirby b. November 24, 1911 d. October 30, 1985 Actor. Born Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr. in Butte, Montana, he was best known for the role of pilot Sky King Mason on the popular 1950s, television series "Sky King". Prior to being cast of the "Sky King" TV series, he was a leading man in a good number of western B-movies. His credits include "Red River Range" (1938), "Bullet Code" (1940), "Chip Off the Old Block" (1944), "Song of Idaho" (1948) and "Yukon Vengeance" (1954). After the "Sky King" show ended in 1959, Kirby traveled with the Carson and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Auto accident Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
Code Sr., Grant Hyde b. March 2, 1896 d. August 28, 1974 Actor, teacher, dance and public-relations man. His acting debut was with Jane Cowl in "Madame X," and since appeared on Broadway in "Too Late the Phalarope," "The Legend of Lizzie" and "Dylan." His films included "The Miracle Worker" and The Young Doctors." Grant appeared on television in "The Bilko Show," "Naked City" and "Serpico." Films included "Silent Night, Bloody Night" (1974), "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams" (1973), "The Miracle Worker" (1962), and TV series "From These Roots" (1958). (Bio by: Janice Brown Buchanan) Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Grant, John Gaston b. January 1, 1858 d. June 21, 1923 US Congressman. Born in a log cabin on Grant Mountain, between the communities of Edneyville and Bat Cave in Henderson County, North Carolina, he taught himself to read and write as he grew up. He began his career in politics when he was elected a representative to the North Carolina State Legislature General in 1889, serving until 1892. He then went on to be elected sheriff of Henderson County, in 1892 and served until 1896. He was elected as a Republican to represent North Carolina's 10th...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennie Jones Giles) Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Grant, Joseph Xavier b. March 28, 1940 d. November 13, 1966 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in Viet Nam in the United States Army as Captain and commander of Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Republic of Vietnam on November 13, 1966. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Company A was participating in a search and destroy operation when the leading platoon made...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 30, Grave 1648-2
Grant, Julia Boggs b. January 26, 1826 d. December 14, 1902 Presidential First Lady. She was the wife of 18th United States President Ulysses S. Grant. Her father was a fur trader operating along the Mississippi River. He became quite wealthy and developed a copied southern plantation named "White Haven", outside of St. Louis. Julian Dent was born in St. Louis one of seven children. Using slave labor the plantation became a very profitable enterprise. Julia attended the Misses Mauros boarding school in St. Louis which catered to daughters of other...[Read More] General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Adcox, Grant b. January 2, 1950 d. November 19, 1989 Auto Race Car Driver. He made his auto racing debut in the Winston Cup Series in 1974, and ran 61 Cup races. His biggest success came in the Automobile Racing Club of America series, where he won eight races, and set a record for most superspeedway wins in a season in 1986, when he won four times. In November 1989 he was running a Winston Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, Georgia when on Lap 198, he crashed into the Turn 2 wall, and suffered major head and chest injuries, as well as...[Read More] (Bio by: D-Day) Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA