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Floyd-Jones, DeLancey b. January 20, 1826 d. January 19, 1902 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. DeLancey Floyd-Jones was born on January 20, 1826, the fourth son of Major General Henry O. Floyd-Jones of the prominent South Oyster Bay family. As a young man of fifteen, he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1846 in a class that contained such military luminaries as George B. McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, A.P. Hill, and George S. Pickett. During his long army career, Floyd-Jones fought gallantly in two wars, as...[Read More] (Bio by: Jody Revenson) Floyd-Jones Cemetery, Massapequa, Nassau County, New York, USA
Floyd, Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' b. February 3, 1904 d. October 22, 1934 Bank Robber. He was nicknamed "Pretty Boy Floyd" by the press, a name that he personally hated. The name came from his first major robbery, when the robbed paymaster described him as a "pretty boy with apple cheeks" to an interviewing reporter, and the nickname stuck. Born Charles Arthur Floyd in Adairsville, Georgia, he was the fourth child of eight to Walter Lee and Minnie Echols Floyd, a hard working tenant farm couple with deep Southern roots. From an early age, young Charles learned the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Akins Cemetery, Akins, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, USA
Floyd, Sgt. Charles b. 1782 d. August 20, 1804 Explorer, he was the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to die during the expedition, and was the first United States soldier to die west of the Mississippi River. Floyd was born in Kentucky, and among the first to volunteer for service in the Corps of Discovery, as the Lewis and Clark expedition members called themselves. He was a cousin of the expedition's Sergeant Nathaniel Pryor, and was considered a "man of much merit" by Captain Clark, the expedition's leader. Sergeant Floyd...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Charles Floyd Monument, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Floyd, John b. October 3, 1769 d. June 24, 1839 US Congressman. The son of a sailor who settled in South Carolina, as a teenager he served in the final year of the Revolutionary War as a member of a Beaufort volunteer militia in which his father was active. After the war John Floyd was trained as a carpenter and shipwright, and in 1791 moved to Camden County, Georgia with his father. He became active in boat building in Savannah and also owned and operated "Fairfield" and later "Bellevue", successful plantations near the town of Woodbine. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Floyd Family Cemetery, Camden County, Georgia, USA
Collins, Lewis b. May 27, 1946 d. November 27, 2013 English Actor. He was best known for his tough-guy role as Bodie in the ITV action series The Professionals, which ran from 1977 to 1983. After moving to London, he successfully applied to train at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Hammersmith. He played Romeo in a college production, alongside Juliet played by fellow student Patricia Hodge. On graduation he joined the repertory theatre circuit, initially in Chesterfield before joining the company of Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow, where...[Read More] Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Collins, Ray b. December 10, 1889 d. July 11, 1965 Actor. Fondly remembered by his fans as ‘Lt. Arthur Tragg,’ the aging LAPD homicide detective known for his wide-brimmed hat and dry wit, who was a regular player in the “Perry Mason” weekly CBS television series. His stern features and glaring eyes are also familiar to old movie fans from his prolific career as a character actor, with over 80 film appearances in the 1940’s and 50’s. He usually played gruff authority figures, such as business and political leaders, policemen, military officers...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Cause of death: Emphysema Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Heritage, crypt 909
Collins, LeRoy b. March 10, 1909 d. March 12, 1991 Florida Governor. Born Thomas LeRoy Collins, he graduated from Cumberland Law School and became an attorney. A Democrat, he served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1934 to 1940, and then in the State Senate until resigning to enter the Navy during World War II. He returned to the State Senate after the war, serving until he won a 1954 election to complete the term of deceased Governor Daniel McCarty. Collins won a full term in 1956. As Governor, he focused on improving education and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Call Family Cemetery (The Grove Plantation), Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Floyd, Gen. William b. December 17, 1734 d. August 4, 1821 Declaration of Independence Signer. Born in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, to a wealthy family, he received little formal training, but instead, was trained to run the family estate, which he began to do at the age of 18, when his father died. Several years later, he married Hannah Jones, with whom he had three children. He was considered a simple man whose greatest pleasures were hunting and hosting parties for his friends. In 1769, Floyd became an official of Brookhaven, the Long...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Westernville Cemetery, Westernville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Standifer (Standifer, Jr.), Floyd (Floyd Lee) b. January 3, 1929 d. January 22, 2007 Jazz Musician. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was a trumpeter and bandleader of the Floyd Standifer Quartet who helped establish the Jazz music scene in Seattle and the rest of the Northwestern part of the United States. A versatile musician, he also played the tenor saxophone and was an accomplished vocalist. After beginning his career during the 1950s, Standifer performed with music legends Quincy Jones and Ray Charles. (Bio by: C.S.) Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Corridor, Columbarium B2, North Wall, Row 10, Niche 1015
Collins, Ela b. February 14, 1786 d. November 23, 1848 US Congressman. He attended Clinton Academy, studied law, and commenced practice in 1807. In 1808 he became an original Trustee of the Lowville Franklin Society, which created Lowville's first library. Also in 1808, Collins sold the land where the Lowville Academy was constructed, and he was an original academy Trustee. From 1811 to 1813 Collins was Town Supervisor. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1814 to 1815. Collins was District Attorney of the Eighth District from 1815...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Jackson Street Cemetery, Lowville, Lewis County, New York, USA
Collins, John b. March 1, 1776 d. April 16, 1822 Delaware Governor. Collins received a private education and took over operation of his father's business mining and smelting the bog iron contained on the family's property around Collins Pond, later expanding his interests to include a sawmill and a gristmill. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1803 and served until 1807. Collins also served in the militia, receiving appointment as Lieutenant in 1807 and eventually attaining the rank of Major. In 1820 he was the successful Democratic-...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Collins Family Cemetery, Collins Pond Acres, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Collins, Phelps 'Catfish' b. October 17, 1943 d. August 6, 2010 Musician. A guitarist, he was known for his significant contributions to the Funk music genre. Raised in Cincinnati, Collins career began initially as a member of the group The Pacesetters, which he formed with his younger brother William "Bootsy" Collins in 1968. They made a name for themselves serving as a backup band for James Brown, appearing on his hit "Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like a) Sex Machine" (1970). In...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Collins, Ray b. November 19, 1936 d. December 24, 2012 Rock Musician. A prominent member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, he was a major contributor to the ensemble's style. The son of a police officer, Ray began his association with music while attending Pomona High School as he participated in productions for which included singing tunes by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. He dropped out of school to marry his girlfriend after she became pregnant with their child. While holding down a job, he remained active in a wide range of singing groups...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Floyd Sr., John Gelston b. February 5, 1806 d. October 5, 1881 US Congressman from New York. He was the grandson of William Floyd, a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. John Floyd graduated from Hamilton College in 1824, studied law, and became an attorney in Utica in 1825. He was Oneida County Clerk and District Attorney from 1829 to 1833. In 1836 Floyd founded the Utica Democrat newspaper, later known as the Observer-Dispatch. He was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1838 and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Floyd Family Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Collins, Floyd b. July 20, 1887 d. February 1, 1925 (circa) Cave explorer. Discovered Crystal Cave January 18, 1917. Was trapped in Sand Cave near Cave City, Kentucky for over two weeks, so his exact death date is not known. He was actually buried 4 times--- body was at first left in cave; then later removed and buried outside entrance to Crystal Cave, then body placed inside Crystal Cave; and finally at church cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park. Book by Brucker and Murray, called "Trapped," describes his ordeal. Cause of death: Trapped in Sand Cave Mammoth Cave Baptist Church Cemetery, Mammoth Cave, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Collins, Floyd [original burial site] b. July 20, 1887 d. February 1, 1925 (circa) Cave Explorer. Discovered Crystal Cave January 18, 1917. Was trapped in Sand Cave near Cave City, Kentucky for over two weeks, so his exact death date is not known. He was actually buried 4 times--- body was at first left in cave; then later removed and buried outside entrance to Crystal Cave, then body placed inside Crystal Cave; and finally at church cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park. Book by Brucker and Murray, called "Trapped," describes his ordeal. Cause of death: Trapped in Sand Cave Floyd Collins Crystal Cave, Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Collins, Addie Mae b. April 18, 1949 d. September 15, 1963 Murder Victim. Born the daughter of Julius and Alice Collins, she was one of seven children. She attended Hill Elementary School and was an enthusiastic softball player and budding artist. She was a member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham which was, due to the spacious basement auditorium, the center for meetings of the civil rights movement. On Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, several members of the KKK tunneled under the church and planted 122 sticks of dynamite near...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA Plot: Location of Grave Unknown
Collins, Ray Williston b. February 11, 1887 d. January 9, 1970 Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball for seven seasons (1909 to 1915) as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. A left hander, he had three good seasons before arm trouble ended his career prematurely, and was known as a nemesis to Detroit Tiger's great Ty Cobb. Joining the Red Sox in the 1909 campaign, he won 4 and lost three in 12 appearances, but established himself as a starter for the team. He won 13, 11 and 13 games over the next three years, and helped the Red Sox clinch...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Colchester Village Cemetery, Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Collins, Anne b. August 29, 1943 d. July 15, 2009 Opera Singer. A contralto, she mastered the limited repertoire of her voice range to build a career throught England and Europe. Raised in Durham by a musical family (initially training as a cellist), Collins joined English National Opera (ENO) in 1971 after vocal study at the Royal College of Music. A company member thru 1976 (and frequent guest thereafter), she established herself in such roles as Suzuki in "Madame Butterfly", Ulrica in "Un Ballo in Maschera", and Mistress Quickly in "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Collins, Bud b. June 17, 1929 d. March 4, 2016 Hall of Fame Sports Commentator, Journalist, Author. Lengthy associated with major tennis matches, he will be remembered as the face of the NBC broadcast "Breakfast at Wimbledon". Additionally, he was noted for his often brightly- colored bow ties and trousers which he wore during tennis broadcasts. Born Arthur Worth Collins, he studied at Baldwin- Wallace College and later Boston University, prior to landing a position as a writer with the Boston Globe. Collins served with the United States...[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!