Boone, Richard Bently b. February 24, 1930 d. February 8, 1999 Jazz Musician. An accomplished trombone player, he joined the army playing in military bands. Having been demobilized in 1953, he moved to Los Angeles in 1958 where he played with Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss and others. From 1961 to 1966 he toured with singer Della Reese. From 1966 to 1969 he played with Count Basie before moving to Europe and settling in Copenhagen in 1970. From 1972 to 1985 he was a member of the Danish Radio Big Band led by Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones and others. In 1985 he...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: R-662
Boone, Richard b. June 18, 1917 d. January 10, 1981 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of 'Paladin', in the television series, "Have Gun, Will Travel" (1957 to 1963). A cousin of singer and actor, Pat Boone, he was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended college, boxed, painted and worked in an oil field before entering the Navy during World War II. After the war, he used his GI Bill to study acting at the Actor's Studio in New York. He began on Broadway, in the play "Medea," and in 1950, he would sign a movie contract with...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes Scattered in Hawaii
Boone, John William 'Blind Boone' b. May 17, 1864 d. October 4, 1927 Concert Pianist and Musical Composer. He is credited, along with Louis Moreau Gottschalk, with giving legitimacy to black music. He was born in a Federal militia camp near Miami, Missouri, to a contraband slave named Rachel Carpenter, who had been owned by descendants of Daniel Boone. His father was a bugler in the 7th Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union) and his mother worked as a cook in the federal military camp. When he was six months old, doctors removed both of his eyes in an attempt to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Heart attack Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Boone, Raymond O. 'Ray' b. July 27, 1923 d. October 17, 2004 Major League Baseball Player. Ray played shortstop for six major league teams in a career that spanned 13 seasons. Served in the U S Navy during World War II. He was a scout for the Red Sox from 1961 until 1991. He was the father of major league player and manager, Bob Boone, and the grandfather of major league players, Aaron Boone and Bret Boone. Died from a heart attack after being hospitalized five months due to complications of surgery for stomach and internal problems. Cremated. (Bio by: Bill Lee, The Baseball Undertaker) El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Resurrection, Station 1, Niche 29
Boone, Rev. Joseph Everhart b. September 19, 1922 d. July 15, 2006 Activist. He was known as "The Picketing Preacher" and an icon of the civil rights era for his activism on behalf of workers. Boone led boycotts and protests in the south against major companies for unfair working practices against employees. His notable targets included the Ford Motor Company, A&P Foods and Lockheed, among others. He embraced a simple motto: "Find something worth dying for as well as worth living for and die for it daily". In 2006 he was inducted into the International Civil...[Read More] (Bio by: Elizabeth Reed) Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Plot: St. Mary's Garden, 133C, #4 (center of garden on a slope)
Boone Jr., Squire b. 1744 d. 1815 Younger brother of Daniel Boone. He and his older brother, Daniel, found a cave in southern Indiana one time in 1787. One day three years later while Squire was running from Indians, he jumped for a vine and landed in the opening of the secret cave that the Indians did not know about. Since they did not find Squire, he believed the cave was holy and expressed his wish to be buried in the cave one day. Daniel and Squire were the frontiersmen who opened up what is now known as Kentucky. Of the...[Read More] Cause of death: heart failure Squire Boone Caverns, Mauckport, Harrison County, Indiana, USA Plot: He is buried inside the cave that bears his name.
Boone, Daniel b. November 2, 1734 d. September 26, 1820 Frontiersman. Born in Pennsylvania, the sixth of twelve children to Quaker parents, Squire Boone, a weaver and blacksmith and Sarah Jarman Morgan. As a boy, Boone received an elementary education. The Boone family left Pennsylvania around 1750 and eventually settled in North Carolina. In 1756 Boone married neighbor Rebecca Bryan. The couple would produce ten children. In 1769, he set out with five others to explore the border region of Kentucky territory. They passed Cumberland Gap and on June...[Read More] (Bio by: Find A Grave) Old Bryan Farm Cemetery*, Marthasville, Warren County, Missouri, USA *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Boone Jr., LTC. Daniel Morgan b. December 23, 1769 d. June 13, 1839 Early American Frontiersman. He was born in North Carolina, the 7th child and 3rd son of famed American frontiersman and explorer Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan Boone. As a child, he accompanied his father on hunting trips and soon grew accustomed to traveling through the unknown wilderness. In 1797, at the request of his father, he traveled to the St. Charles district of present-day eastern Missouri and visited with the Spanish lieutenant governor, Zenon Trudeau, who gave him a land grant near...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Boone-Hays Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Boone, J.R. b. July 29, 1921 d. January 21, 2012 Professional Football Player, College Football Coach. For six seasons (1948 to 1953), he played at the halfback and defensive back positions in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers. He attended Sand Springs High School (Oklahoma) and played collegiate football at University of Tulsa, where he was a multi-sport athlete who lettered in track, baseball and basketball, in addition to football. In 1947, he led the Hurricanes in rushing yards...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Chapel of the Light Columbarium, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA Plot: Entombment
Daniels, Billy (William Boone) b. September 12, 1915 d. October 7, 1988 Singer, Entertainer. Born William Boone Daniels in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the first African American to host a network TV variety program. In 1952, "The Billy Daniels Show" premiered on ABC. He began his career in the 1930s, as the featured vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Band and was the first entertainer to sign a long term contract to appear in Las Vegas. Signed to Mercury Records, his version of "That Old Black Magic" is reputed to have sold in excess of 12 million copies. He later...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Madonna Lawn Section, Lot 360 D
Boone, Carl 'Buddy' b. September 11, 1932 d. September 1, 1986 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Boone played the position of Right Wing for teams in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), American Hockey League (AHL), Quebec Hockey League (QHL), Western Hockey League (WHL), National Hockey League (NHL), Eastern Pacific Hockey League (EPHL), and the International Hockey League (IHL). At 5'07", and 158lbs, he played for the St. Catharines Teepees from 1951 to 1952, St. Louis Flyers from 1952 to 1953, Quebec Aces from 1953 to 1954...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Kirkland Lake Cemetery, Kirkland Lake, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada
Boone, Rebecca b. February 7, 1739 d. March 18, 1813 Early American Pioneer. She is best remembered as the wife of famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone. Born Rebecca Ann Bryan, at the age of 10 she moved with her Quaker grandparents, Morgan and Martha Bryan, to the Yadkin River Valley in the backwoods of North Carolina where she met and courted Daniel Boone in 1753 and married three years later at the age of 17. This union would product ten children. Additionally, she took in her new husband's two young orphan nephews, who lived with them in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Located just east of Marthasville. Privately owned but the public is welcome to visit.
Boone, Joel Thompson b. August 29, 1889 d. April 2, 1974 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during World War I in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant and Surgeon in the Naval Medical Corps, and was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near the vicinity of Vierzy, France, on July 19, 1918. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and intrepidity while serving with the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy. With absolute disregard for personal safety, ever conscious and...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 11, Grave 137-2, Map Grid N/16
Boone, Rebecca [original burial site] b. January 9, 1739 d. March 18, 1813 Early American Pioneer. She is best remembered as the wife of famed American pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone. While no actual portrait of her exists when she was living, people who knew her said that when she met her future husband, she was nearly his height and very attractive with black hair and dark eyes. Born Rebecca Ann Bryan, at the age of 10 she moved with her Quaker grandparents, Morgan and Martha Bryan, to the Yadkin River Valley in the backwoods of North Carolina where she...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Old Bryan Farm Cemetery, Marthasville, Warren County, Missouri, USA
Boone, Brady b. August 22, 1958 d. December 15, 1998 Professional Wrestler. Born Dean Peters, he wrestled in the PNW, WWF, WCW, AJPW, and GWF. Held the NWA/PNW Tag-Team Championships(2), SPW Florida Tag-Team Champion and Suncoast Tag-Team Champion. Attended Robinsdale High School with Ravishing Rick Rood and Curt Hennig. At the time of his passing he was serving as a referee in WCW. His grave is unmarked. (Bio by: Hilda Duell) Trinity Memorial Gardens, Trinity, Pasco County, Florida, USA Plot: [unmarked]
Boone, Judge. Andrew Rechmond b. April 4, 1831 d. January 26, 1886 Kentucky secessionist leader 1861. Member of the United States Congress, Kentucky's first district (1875-1879). He was elected and served as judge of the Graves County Court from 1854 to 1861. member of the State house of representatives in 1861; circuit judge for the first judicial district of Kentucky 1868-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); chairman of the State railroad commission 1882-1886. (bio by C. Doyle) Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky, USA
Boone, Isaac Morgan 'Ike' b. February 17, 1887 d. August 1, 1958 Major League Baseball Player. Born in Samantha, Alabama, he was an outfielder mahing his debut on April 22, 1922, with the New York Giants. For eight seasons, he was a utility player with the New York Giants in 1922, Boston Red Sox (1923-25), Chicago White Sox in 1927 and Brooklyn Robins (1930-32). He finished his career with a record of 372 hits, 177 runs scored, 26 homeruns, 194 runs batted in and a .321 batting average. As a player-manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1934-36), he led his...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Wright, Daniel Boone b. February 17, 1812 d. December 27, 1887 US Congressman. He was educated in Giles County, Tennessee, and graduated from Cumberland University in 1837. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1840, and moved to Tippah (now Benton) County, Mississippi to establish a law practice, first in Ashland, and later in Salem (now called Hudsonville). In 1852 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served two terms, 1853 to 1857. He did not run for reelection in 1856 and returned to his law practice, while...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) McDonald Cemetery, Ashland (Benton County), Benton County, Mississippi, USA