Roosevelt, Theodore b. October 27, 1858 d. January 6, 1919 26th United States President, 25th United States Vice-President, New York Governor, United States Army Officer, Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as Governor of New York and later served as President William McKinley's Vice-President. He succeeded McKinley upon the latter's assassination and was reelected in 1904. He advocated a policy of intervention in the Americas. He began construction of the Panama canal. Domestically, he sought to protect America's...[Read More] Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Rivers (Molinsky), Joan (Joan Alexandra) b. June 8, 1933 d. September 4, 2014 Comedienne, Author, Talk Show Host. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky, she was raised in Brooklyn, and later moved to Larchmont, New York. In the early 1950s, she attended Connecticut College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Early in her career, she worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer and proofreader at an advertising agency and as a fashion consultant at a high-end...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Roosevelt, Lieut. Quentin b. November 19, 1897 d. July 14, 1918 United States Army Officer. Youngest son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I, he was killed when his Nieuport 28 aircraft was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918. German soldiers placed a crude cross over his grave, near the rural French village of Chamery, near Reims. The grave subsequently underwent some revisions and was treated as a pilgrimage site by admiring US and French citizens. On July 12...[Read More] Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: Plot D, Row 28, Grave 46
Roosevelt Jr., Theodore b. September 13, 1887 d. July 12, 1944 United States Army General, World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. First born son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserves and a veteran of the First World War, he was activated for the Second World War, and died of a heart attack in Normandy following the invasion of France. After the war, he and his brother Quentin, a First World War casualty, were buried side by side at the US Military Cemetery, Colville-sur-Mer...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: Heart attack Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: Plot D, Row 28, Grave 45
Longworth, Alice Lee b. February 12, 1884 d. February 20, 1980 Washington Socialite and Folk Figure. She was a mainstay of the Washington scene for decades, unconventional, irreverent, witty, liberated and politically influential. She held court and lobbied for change at her home near Dupont Circle on Massachusetts Avenue, Washington's Embassy Row. It was the meeting place of many high ranking politicians. She publicly quarreled with many famous Americans and chastised them with an acid tongue in the form of witty sarcastic remarks. In the forefront were...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Roosevelt, Kermit b. October 10, 1889 d. June 4, 1943 Explorer, Soldier, Businessman, and Author. He was the second child of former President Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt. After attending an Episcopalian college preparatory school, Groton, in Groton, Massachusetts, he completed a four year course at Harvard in two and a half years. After his freshman year he accompanied his father on a safari to Africa. In 1913 to1914 he accompanied his father on an expedition to South America to explore the River of Doubt...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Cause of death: Suicide Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Roosevelt, Alice Hathaway b. July 29, 1861 d. February 14, 1884 Theodore Roosevelt's First Wife. Born Alice Hathaway Lee, she was a daughter of a prominent New England banking family. She met and married Theodore Roosevelt but only after he had preposed twice and edured an initial refusal. Married on his twenty-second birthday, Roosevelt was serving in the New York State Assembly as the birth of their first child approached. Alice became ill just prior to her due date. On February 11, 1884 she wrote, assuring her husband not to worry about her and that the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Bright's disease Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section 51, Plot 10270
Miller, Denny b. April 25, 1934 d. September 9, 2014 American Actor. Born Dennis Linn Miller, he played basketball in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Baldwin, New York, before the family moved to Los Angeles. It was at University High School where he came to the attention of coach John Wooden and was given a full-ride scholarship to UCLA. In his senior year, while working as a furniture mover to pay for school, he was discovered on Sunset Boulevard by a talent agent, who...[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!
Roosevelt, Eleanor (Anna) b. October 11, 1884 d. November 7, 1962 Presidential First Lady. Her life was actually a unique two part American march to fame and immortality. Her early life with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, where as a mother of five children and the first lady of the land, saw her active in Democratic politics while helping to shape her Husband's New Deal program. After the death of the President, she became an identity in her own right, lecturing and writing. (Her syndicated newspaper column, "My Day", started in 1936 and ran until a...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA GPS coordinates: 41.7680397, -73.9348221 (hddd.dddd)
Cathy, Samuel Truett b. March 14, 1921 d. September 8, 2014 Founder, chairman, and CEO of Chick-fil-A. Cathy began the chain in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville in 1946 with a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill, named because of its small size. It was there that he, along with his brother and business partner, Ben, created the chicken sandwich that later became the signature menu item for Chick-fil-A. The original restaurant, since renamed Dwarf House, is still in operation, and the company operates other Dwarf House locations in the metro Atlanta area...[Read More] (Bio by: John Baumer) Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Roosevelt, Edith Kermit b. August 6, 1861 d. September 30, 1948 Presidential First Lady. She was the second wife of Theodore Roosevelt and knew him from infancy while being the playmate of his younger sister Corinne. Edith Kermit Carow was born in Connecticut receiving the typical education of the day for daughters of the wealthy at Miss Comstock's school acquiring the proper finishing touches which would serve her well in the years ahead. Although she dated Theodore casually while growing up, he married another while attending Harvard. She died from...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Crewe, Bob b. November 12, 1931 d. September 11, 2014 American Songwriter, Singer, Manager and Record Producer. Born Robert Stanley Crewe, he initially attended Parsons School of Design in New York. In the early 1950s, he partnered with songwriter Frank Slay Jr., and in 1957, their song "Silhouettes" performed by The Rays, became a chart-topping doo-wop hit. In the early 1960s, he worked with Bob Gaudio on many hit singles for The Four Seasons as both a producer and co-lyricist. Among the songs that the duo collaborated on were "Sherry", "Big...[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!
Rutherfurd, Lucy Page b. April 26, 1891 d. July 31, 1948 American Folk Figure. She was the mistress/companion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born to a prominent Maryland Catholic family, she had to go to work when her family fell on hard times. In 1914 she became social secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt, where she met and fell in love with FDR, who was assistant Secretary of the Navy at the time. Eleanor learned of the affair in 1918 when she found a packet of letters from Lucy in her husband's luggage. The Roosevelts decided not to divorce, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Kiel, Richard b. September 13, 1939 d. September 10, 2014 Actor. Born Richard Dawson Kiel in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a nightclub bouncer and cemetery plot salesman before he began his acting career in 1960 with a bit part in 'Klondike.' At nearly 7 foot 2 inches, he was often cast in menacing roles throughout his 50 year career, including such television programs as the 1975 series 'Barbary Coast,' 'The Rifleman,' 'Lassie,' 'The Monkees,' 'I Spy,' 'It Takes a Thief,' Simon & Simon,' and the classic 'Twilight Zone' episode, 'To Serve Man.'...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay