Parker, Bonnie Elizabeth b. October 1, 1910 d. May 23, 1934 Legendary Outlaw. She was the middle child and oldest daughter of Henry and Emma Parker. After the death of her father in 1914, her mother moved the family to the West Dallas area called “Cement City.” In her youth, she was known for being kind, an Honor Student and a writer of poetry (and other creative writing endeavors). In 1926, She married high-school sweetheart Roy Thornton. Despite the rocky and sometimes abusive marriage and Roy’s imprisonment in 1929, she remained married to him until...[Read More] (Bio by: Jip) Cause of death: Shot to death with Clyde Barrow by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 32.8674164, -96.8639145 (hddd.dddd)
Chisholm, Jesse b. 1805 d. March 4, 1868 Western Pioneer. Born in the Cherokee Nation, eastern Tennessee, he was a skilled hunter, guide and trader. Learning dozens of Indian languages, he became a sought-after guide and adviser about Indian affairs throughout Texas, Kansas and Indian Territory. In 1865, Chisholm hauled wagons loaded with buffalo hides from his trading post near Wichita, Kansas, to what is now Oklahoma City. The route came to be known as the Chisholm Trail and for the next 20 years, traders and cowboys herding Texas...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Jesse Chisholm Gravesite, Geary, Blaine County, Oklahoma, USA
Bonnett, Neil b. July 30, 1946 d. February 11, 1994 Auto Race Car Driver. He earned 18 Winston Cup Series victories during his 18-year career. Among his 18 wins were back-to-back victories in NASCAR's longest (miles) race -- the Coca-Cola 600 (1982 and 1983). He also won back-to-back Busch Clash (now Bud Shootout) races at Daytona International Speedway (1983 and 1984). His highest finish in the series points chase was in 1985 when he finished fourth and his teammate, Darrell Waltrip, won the championship. He was an original member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: D) Forest Grove Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove (Jefferson County), Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Ford, Henry b. July 30, 1863 d. April 7, 1947 Pioneer Industrialist. Founder of the Ford Motor Company. He was a Midwestern farm boy with a grammar school education who rose to become the world's largest auto manufacturer. In an era when automobiles were hand-crafted luxury items, he developed the mass-produced Model T, the first car the average person could afford. In the process he revolutionized industry and greatly changed the way of life in the United States. Ford was born in a rural area that is now part of Dearborn, Michigan...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Ford Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Canova, Judy (Julietta) b. November 20, 1913 d. August 5, 1983 Actress, Singer. For three decades she was a unique persona in the movies and music, a musical comedienne, a yodeling country bumpkin with costumes to match. However, unknown to many she was a recording artist who made hundreds of recordings from the early '30's and continued into the end of the '50's. She was born Julietta Canova in Starke, Florida to a cotton broker father and a concert-singer mother. When only twelve, Julietta, her sister Annie and older brother Leon (Zeke) were...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, Columbarium of Everlasting Light
Greene (Green), Lorne (Lyon) b. February 12, 1915 d. September 11, 1987 Actor. He is most remembered for his role as ‘Ben Cartwright’ on the 1960s television western series "Bonanza," and as ‘Commander Adama’ in the 1970s television science fiction series "Battlestar Galactica.” Born in Ottawa, Canada, he began his career while attending Canada's Queen's University, and after his graduation, started work in radio broadcasting. His deep, calm, reassuringly strong voice got him started in his film career as the voice of the narrator in several war films, including "...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Complications from pnuemonia following ulcer surgery Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of the Book, Outer Lawn, Block 5, Plot 800, Grave 8 GPS coordinates: 33.9797096, -118.3878632 (hddd.dddd)
Hanneman, Jeff b. January 31, 1964 d. May 2, 2013 Musician, Guitarist. Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal band Slayer in 1981, after auditioning for lead guitarist in a band. He approached Kerry King, who was trying out for the same band, when the two began playing songs together and decided to form their own band. Although they released their first album in 1983 with 'Show No Mercy', their breakthrough came in 1986 with the album 'Reign in Blood'. Among some of the albums he wrote or co-wrote songs for were 'Hell Awaits' (1985), 'South Of...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Barrow, Clyde b. March 24, 1909 d. May 23, 1934 Outlaw. Even though he lived on the edge of the law as a youngster, Clyde Chestnut Barrow's first crime was not until an auto theft in 1926 at the age of 17. Clyde, one of several sons of a poor East Texas sharecropper, had little formal education, but had learned "street smarts" from teenage gangs in the Dallas, Texas area. At a slim 5'7" frame with a face of an innocent baby, he was attractive to women. He met his partner in crime and romantic interest, Bonnie Parker, in 1930 while he was on...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) Western Heights Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 32.7655373, -96.8458633 (hddd.dddd)
Harris Jr., Damon (Otis Robert) b. July 17, 1950 d. February 18, 2013 Singer. He was best known for his work with the music group The Temptations. Born Otis Robert Harris, Jr., he grew up listening to healthy doses of Motown's greats among them Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and his favorite of them all, The Temptations. He initiated his singing career in his local church choir and at the age of twenty, he joined his first vocal ensemble named The Young Temps (later changing their name to The Young Vandals). Under the guidance of the T-Neck record...[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!
Dillinger, John Herbert b. June 22, 1903 d. July 22, 1934 Career Criminal. John Dillinger was made an outlaw hero during the depths of the Depression by Americans mired in financial ruin, loss of hope and simply frustrated by desperation brought on by the times. He was hardly a "Robin Hood" figure envisioned by the public. John was a cold-blooded killer. In one year, September 1933- July 1934, he and his violent gang terrorized the midwest, killing 10 men, wounding seven, robbing banks and even police arsenals to replenish arms and ammunition...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Cause of death: Shot Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Plot: Lot 44
Dukes, David b. June 6, 1945 d. October 9, 2000 American stage, motion picture, and television actor of the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Gained popular fame in landmark television mini-series' "The Winds of War," "Space," and "War and Remembrance." His final appearance was in Stephen King's "Rose Red." (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack while playing tennis Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Triumphant Terraces, Lot 4626, Space 4
Turley, John Alexander b. June 1, 1816 d. March 20, 1900 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 22nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a three-month unit. When that regiment was mustered out, he was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He remained with the 81st until he was give a promotion to Colonel and was assigned to command the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1`865 for "gallant and faithful...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, USA Plot: Robinson Section, Lot 40
Curtis (Gates), Ken (Curtis Wain) b. July 2, 1916 d. April 28, 1991 Actor. Best known for his long-running role as Festus, the cantankerous deputy in the long-running TV series "Gunsmoke". Born Curtis Wane Gates in Lamar, Colorado to Dan Gates and Millie Sneed Gates. His father was Sheriff of Las Animas, Colorado. He worked at the town jail and played the saxophone in high school. He served in the Army during World War II. He attended Colorado College for a time wanting to study medicine but was so successful as a singer-songwriter that he left college and got...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Eubanks) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Colorado flatlands
Chapman, George Henry b. November 22, 1832 d. June 16, 1882 Civil War Union Brevet Major General. When the CivilWar began, he was a clerk in the House of Representatives, but resigned and was commissioned Major in the 3rd Indiana Cavalry in 1861. Promoted Colonel in command of the 3rd Indiana, he participated in the battles of Second Manassas, Antietum, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General and led a division at Shenandoah Valley against Confederate General Jubal Early. For his distingished war...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Plot: Section 6, Lot 12
Lambert, Lisa b. June 1, 1969 d. December 31, 1993 Murder victim. She was shot to death along with Teena Brandon and Phillip DeVine on Dec. 31, 1993 by John Lotter and Marvin "Tom" Nissen. She was a single mother from Humboldt, Nebraska. She had graduated from a community college and was working as a nurses aide at the Colonial Acres nursing home. (Bio by: Kelly) Cause of death: Shot to death Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Jones, George (George Glenn) b. September 12, 1931 d. April 26, 2013 Country Music Singer and Songwriter. He is probably best remembered for his hit single "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and for his tumultuous marriage to famed country singer Tammy Wynette. Additionally, his musical career would be marked by frequent bouts of alcoholism and cocaine use and his wild lifestyle led to him missing many of his performances and earning the dubious nickname "No Show Jones." Also nicknamed "The Possum," supposedly for his facial resemblance to the animal, he was raised...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Duell, William b. August 30, 1923 d. December 22, 2011 Actor. Best remembered by movie audiences for playing Sefelt in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). His first experience on stage was in a production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" while attending Green Mountain College (Vermont). Following service as a medic with the US Navy during World War II, Duell attained his master's degree from Yale Drama School and while there he met a young Paul Newman (which led to a small part in Newman's picture "The Hustler" in 1961) who was also training for his...[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!
Manzarek, Ray b. February 12, 1939 d. May 20, 2013 Rock Musician. A keyboardist, he was a founding member of seminal 1960's rock band "The Doors". From 1962 to 1965, he studied at the Department of Cinematography at UCLA, where he met film student Jim Morrison. Later on, they met by chance on Venice Beach, California where Morrison said he had written some songs and sang one of them for Manzarek, who liked the song and co-founded the Doors with Morrison at that moment. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lynde, Paul Edward b. June 13, 1927 d. January 10, 1982 Actor. Lynde played Samantha's mischievous Uncle Arthur (the practical joker) on the television show "Bewitched." Comic-Actor-Panelist. Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Paul Lynde was one of six children of Hoy and Sylvia Lynde. Upon viewing the original “Ben-Hur” film at the tender age of five, little Paul announced he would be a rich and famous actor when he grew up. By the end of his life 50 years later, he was indeed both. Paul Lynde attended Mount Vernon High School, graduating in 1944...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart attack Amity Cemetery, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Bunker, Eng b. May 11, 1811 d. January 17, 1874 Entertainers. Born in the Mae Klong Valley, Samut Songkhram Province, Siam (present day Thailand) to a Chinese father, Ti-aye and a Chinese/Cham mother, Nok. The brothers were born conjoined thoraopagus twins, the most common form of conjoined twins, they shared part of the chest wall, and their livers were fused. Legend relates that their mother worked the flesh and cartilage that linked the brothers until it stretched enough so that they might stand side by side instead of eternally face to...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) White Plains Baptist Cemetery, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina, USA