Pratt, Orson b. September 19, 1811 d. October 3, 1881 Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and brother to Apostle Parley P. Pratt, whom he was broght the news of the restored gospel. Orson was informed of his own call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by a newspaper while serving a mission in Columbus. He left immediately for Kirtland, and arrived at the meeting the same moment they were discussing his call. Some even prophesyed his attendence, he with his brothren of the original Quourm were all called that very day. ...[Read More] (Bio by: Chad Stowell) Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Hart, Orson b. May, 1832 d. August 17, 1872 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Entered the Civil War as a Private in the 7th New York Militia at the outbreak of hostilities with the South. When Congressman Dan Sickels formed the unit that would become the "Excelsior Brigade", Orson Hart was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of one of the Brigade's regiments, the 70th New York Volunteer Infantry. When Sickles was promoted to Brigadier General, Hart was promoted to Captain and served as General Sickles Assistant Adjutant...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Block 87/88, Lot 1282
Hyde, Orson b. January 8, 1805 d. November 28, 1878 A one time pastor under Sidney Rigdon's sect, when he was introduced to the new "gold bible" by Parley P. Pratt and companions. At first, Hyde became antagonistic but investigated the book and joined the Church in 1830. A profound missionary, being companions with Samuel H. Smith at one time, and upon his return married and was very soon called to the Apostleship. In the Far West era, he began to associate with apostate and former Quorum President Thomas B. Marsh and his teachings. Hyde was...[Read More] (Bio by: Chad Stowell) Spring City Pioneer Cemetery, Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Bennett, Orson W. b. November 17, 1843 d. January 8, 1904 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He began his Civil War service in response to the Confederate firing upon Fort Sumter, South Carolina, enlisting as a Private in Company I, 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861. After serving in Missouri and taking part in the August 10, 1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek (where he was wounded), his unit's three-month enlistment expired, and Orson Bennett was mustered out on August 21, 1861. A few months later he re-joined the Union war...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Lansdowne Section, Lot 94, Grave 1
Wells, Herman B b. June 7, 1902 d. March 18, 2000 Renowned educator and civic official. Wells was affiliated with Indiana University for a period,from his enrollment as a student until his death, that spanned eight decades. Wells served as the university's acting president from 1937-38, president from 1938-62, and interim president for a few months during 1968. From 1962 until his death, he served as the university's chancellor. Wells helped transform Indiana University into an internationally recognized center for research and scholarship...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: heart disease Jamestown IOOF Cemetery, Jamestown, Boone County, Indiana, USA
Crandall, Orson Leon b. February 2, 1903 d. May 10, 1960 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Place and date: At sea following sinking of U.S.S. Squalus, 13 May 1939. Born: 2 February 1903, St. Joseph, Missouri. Citation: For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as a master diver throughout the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S. Squalus on 23 May 1939. His leadership and devotion to duty in directing diving operations and in...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 48 Lot 2004
Wells, James Madison b. January 8, 1808 d. February 28, 1899 Louisiana Governor. He attended Connecticut's Alden Partridge Military Academy, St. Joseph's College in Kentucky, and Cincinnati Law School. In 1840 he was appointed Rapides Parish Sheriff. During the Civil War Wells was accused of being a Unionist and was detained by Confederate authorities. When the federal government regained control of Louisiana, Wells formed an Unconditional Union organization. In 1864 he was elected Lieutenant Governor as a Republican, gaining the support of radicals and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Wells, Harry b. September 19, 1888 d. September 25, 1915 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Herne Bay in Kent, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, British Army. On the opening day of the Battle of Loos, France, September 25, 1915, when his platoon officer was killed, Sergeant Wells took command and led his men forward to within 15 yards of the German wire. With nearly half the platoon killed or wounded and the remainder very much shaken, Sergeant Wells rallied them and led them forward. Finally when...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: V.E.2.
Welles, Orson b. May 6, 1915 d. October 10, 1985 Entertainment Icon. A prolific actor, radio personality, film and theater director, screenwriter, playwright, and film producer, his career spanned over 50 years, from the early 1930s until the mid-1980s. He is probably best remembered for his 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds" and his acclaimed first feature film "Citizen Kane" (1941, for which he won an Academy Award with Herman J. Mankiewicz for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)), in which he co-wrote...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Heart Attack Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes are buried in an old well covered by flowers, within the rural property of retired bullfighter Antonio Ordonez, Ronda, Spain
Wells, William 'Apekonit' b. 1770 d. August 15, 1812 A major figure in the Indian-White relations in the old northwest. William Wells, at the age of 14 (1784), was captured by the Miami Indians and was adopted by Chief Gaviahatte (the Porcupine). Wells went on Indian raids of white settlements and befriended Chief Little Turtle, and Little Turtles daughter Sweet Breeze. Wells became a scout, government interpreter, and Indian agent. His position as a "White-Indian" made him invaluable as a go-between in negotiations. Because of the way he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Matt Clevinger) Fort Dearborn Massacre Site, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Wells, Alice b. June 13, 1873 d. August 17, 1957 Social pioneer. First female police officer in the United States. A Pentecostal minister from the Midwest, Wells's church work helped her become familiar with dismal treatment that women and children received when they became involved in police cases. She petitioned the mayor, police commissioner and city council to allow her to join the force to better care for these charges. Sworn in on September 12, 1910, Wells received no uniform and no training. She was given a first-aid book and a badge...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Wells, Heber Manning b. August 11, 1859 d. March 12, 1938 Politician. First Governor of Utah, from 1896 to 1905. His mother was one of Daniel Wells' six plural wives and Heber was one of his thirty-six children. In 1877, he became tax collector of Salt Lake City. He was appointed City Recorder in 1882 and served in that position throughout the rest of the decade. He was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1895, and upon election, presided over the transition of Utah from territorial status to statehood. As Utah's first governor, his two terms...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Wood, Ira Wells b. June 19, 1856 d. October 5, 1930 US Congressman. He was elected as a Republican to represent New Jersey's 4th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman William Mershon Lanning, who had accepted a position of United States Circuit Judge for the Third Judicial Circuit. Congressman Wells served for four Congressional terms, serving from November 8, 1904 to March 3, 1913. He declined to run for a fifth term, and he was succeeded by Congressman...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Wells (Fried), Conrad (Abe) b. 1892 d. January 2, 1930 Cinematographer. Born Abraham Fried in New York City, he entered films as a camera assistant and was promoted to full cameraman in 1919. A specialist in outdoor photography, he most often worked in westerns and action-adventure flicks. He was billed as Abe Fried or A. Fried until 1927, when he began using the pseudonym Conrad Wells. His 33 credits include "The Man from Hell's River" (1922), "The Phantom Express" (1925), "Dressed to Kill" (1928), "Romance of the Underworld" (1928), and "The Sky...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Addition 1, Row 2, Grave 18
Wells, William b. 1832 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Germany and entered the Union Navy at New York, New York. He served as a Quartermaster. His citation reads "As landsman and lookout on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Wells performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious two-...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Brown, William Wells b. November 6, 1814 d. November 6, 1884 African-American author and historian who used his literary talents for the abolitionist cause and to record the history of America's blacks. William Wells Brown was born a slave near Lexington, Ky in 1814, the son of a white plantation owner and a slave and grew up near St. Louis, Missouri. Brown served several slave-masters before escaping in 1834 and was helped to obtain his freedom by a Quaker. Brown became a conductor on the Underground Railroad and worked on a Lake Erie steamer ferrying...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Unmarked