Waaler, Reidar b. February 12, 1894 d. February 5, 1979 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army in Company A, 105th Machine-Gun Battalion, 27th Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Ronssoy, France on September 27, 1918. His citation reads "In the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, he crawled forward to a burning British tank, in which some of the crew were imprisoned, and succeeded in rescuing two men. Although the tank was then burning fiercely and contained...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Forest Hills Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Palm City, Martin County, Florida, USA Plot: Section NEAGS, Row A, Lot 5
Waber, Bernard b. September 27, 1924 d. May 16, 2013 Author. He is best remembered for writing the children's books "The House on East 88th Street" (1962), "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" (1965), and the subsequent books in the "Lyle" series. His father emigrated to America from Austria and hie mother emigrated from Russia. After high school he attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the intention of pursuing a degree in accounting. In 1942 he left college and enlisted in the US Army, attaining the rank of staff...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wachter, Eberhard b. July 9, 1929 d. March 29, 1992 Opera Singer. A noted baritone of the late 20th Century, he later became a respected operatic administrator. Raised in Vienna, he studied at the University of Vienna and at the Vienna Academy of Music before making his 1953 professional debut with the Vienna Volksoper as Silvio from Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci". First heard at the Vienna State Opera in 1954, he made his 1956 bow at Covent Garden, London, as Count Almaviva from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" and that same year gave his first...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Wacker, Charles H. b. August 29, 1856 d. October 31, 1929 He was a 'mover and shaker' in the early days of Chicago. He was part of the Chicago Plan Commission formed to win acceptance of the famous Burnham Plan of 1909. He was a contemporary of Daniel Burnham and helped him promote his plan for the development of the city's lakefront and system of parks. Lower and Upper Wacker Drive (two roads one on top of the other) in Chicago is named for him. Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Wacker, Jim (James Herbert) b. April 28, 1937 d. August 26, 2003 College Football Coach. He served as the head football coach at Texas Lutheran University at Seguin, Texas (1971 to 1975) North Dakota State University at Fargo, North Dakota (1976 to 1978), Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas) (1979 to 1982), Texas Christian University at Fort Worth, Texas (1983 to 1991), and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota (1992 to 1996), compiling a career college football record of 159-131-3. He...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
Wadas (Vadas), Albert b. March 26, 1877 d. October 3, 1946 Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Austria-Hungary, he served in the United States Navy under the name of "Albert Vadas" during the War with Spain as a Seaman on board the "USS Marblehead". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Vadas set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Weehawken Cemetery, North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Waddell, Doreen b. 1968 d. March 1, 2002 R&B Singer. Former member of the 1990s group Soul II Soul. Doreen who used the stage name Do'reen, sang on the influential British dance band's best-selling 1989 album "Club Classics Volume I" and was lead vocalist on the songs "Feel Free" and "Happiness." Soul II Soul topped the charts with the song "Back to Life" on the same album, in which Caron Wheeler was the lead singer. (Bio by: Tanya Jackson) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Waddell, George (George Edward) Edward 'Rube' b. October 13, 1876 d. April 1, 1914 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born George Edward Waddell in Bradford, Pennsylvania, he made his debut as a left hand pitcher for the Louisville Colonels on September 8, 1897. Regarded as one of the best pitchers of all time, his 1904 single-season strikeout record of 349 for an American League lefty has stood for generations. For thirteen seasons, he played for the Louisville Colonels, 1897, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900 to 1901, Chicago Orphans, 1901 and Philadelphia Athletics, 1902 to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Plot: Block 5, Lot 182, Space 2
Waddell, James Iredell b. July 13, 1821 d. March 15, 1886 Civil War Confederate Naval Officer. Commander of the South's last armed ship the “CSS Shenandoah”. He was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy in 1841. Upon his return from duty in Asia in 1862 he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant and in March of the same year took the same rank in the Confederate Navy. In 1864 he took command of the “Shenandoah”, a ship that remained in action after the Confederacy fell as Waddell was not informed of the end of the war and the South's...[Read More] (Bio by: Izzebella) Saint Annes Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Waddell, Reed C. b. 1860 d. April 5, 1895 Folk Figure. Known as "Kid" Waddell, Reed became a professional con man, earning an international reputation and, according to the "Encyclopedia of American Crime," was "without a doubt the greatest of all at the gold brick swindle" where a gold-plated lead brick was passed off as an authentic gold brick. Waddell sold these worthless bricks as the real thing, earning around $250,000.00 (the equivalent of roughly $4 million today) in a decade. In the 1890s Waddell and another bunco steerer named...[Read More] (Bio by: John Winterbauer) Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Waddell, Dr. Tom b. November 1, 1937 d. July 11, 1987 Olympic Decathlete, founder of the Gay Games. Born, Thomas Flubacher, Waddell was adopted by Hazel and Gene Waddell whom he had lived with since the age of 15. As a youth he pursued the sports of gymnastics, football and the decathlon eventually majoring in physical education at Springfield College before graduating in pre-medicine and competing his education at the New Jersey College of Medicine. He participated in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama in 1965, served as...[Read More] (Bio by: Samuel Taylor Geer) Cremated, Other
Waddell, William Bradford b. October 7, 1807 d. April 7, 1872 One of the three operators of the firm Russell, Majors & Waddell, that founded and operated the Pony Express. Note: Date of death varies on stone marker and bronze marker. Stone says April 7, while bronze says April 1. I'm guessing stone marker is more accurate since the bronze marker was placed there 100 years later. John Taylor Waddell was the father of William B. Waddell, and purchased a small tract of land for a family cemetery in 1836. John Waddell died in 1839, and was the first...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA Plot: Block B Lot 52
Waddill Jr., Edmund b. May 22, 1855 d. April 9, 1931 US Congressman. Elected to represent Virginia's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1890 to 1891. Also served as a State Court Judge from 1880 to 1883, Member of the Virginia State House of Delegates from 1886 to 1889, Judge of the United States District Court from 1908 to 1921, and Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit from 1921 until his death in 1931. (Bio by: K) Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Waddill, James Richard b. November 22, 1842 d. June 14, 1917 US Congressman. He enlisted for service with Company A, 8th Cavalry Regiment and resigned his commission as a first lieutenant on September 26, 1863. He was admitted to the bar in 1864, established his practice in Springfield, and became the prosecuting attorney of Greene County from 1874 to 1876. He served in the US House of Representatives from March 4, 1879 to March 3, 1881, then resumed his law practice in Joplin, Missouri. (Bio by: Beth Painter) Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico, USA
Waddill, Joanna Folk Figure. Known at the "Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy," she was only 22 when the Civil War broke out. When the Yankee fleet captured Natchez on their way up to Vicksburg, she hid a Confederate flag under her petticoat to prevent its capture and volunteered herself for Confederate hospital service. She met and married George Waddill while they both tended sick and dying Mississippi rebels, and the couple moved back to George's hometown, Baton Rouge, where they continued their...[Read More] (Bio by: Helen L. Smith Hoke) Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Waddington, Bill b. June 10, 1916 d. September 11, 2000 Actor. He started his working life in his mother's butcher shop, where he learned to play the Ukelele in his spare time. His comedic talent was discovered when he entered the army as a cook in WWII. He was part of the Blue Pencils, the first concert party recruited from the armed forces to entertain the troops during the war. Later, he featured in the Stars in Battledress concert party and also the radio show Ack Ack Beer Beer, the first of over 800 radio broadcasts featuring variety and comedy...[Read More] (Bio by: Jeff J) Unknown*, Somewhere in Los Angeles County, California * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wade, Benjamin Franklin b. October 27, 1800 d. March 2, 1878 US Senator. He was President Pro-tempore of the Senate during the trial of President Andrew Johnson. He would have become President of the United States if President Johnson had been removed. Senator Wade lost the presidency by one vote. Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA