Smith, Col. Cornelius Cole b. April 7, 1869 d. January 10, 1936 Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the 6th Cavalry, US Army. On January 1, 1891, First Sergeant Smith was in command of a supply train escort at White River, South Dakota. As the train prepared to cross a partially frozen White River, they were engaged by a force of 300 Sioux Indians. With only four men, First Sergeant Smith repelled the attack by the superior enemy force, held his position and prevented the Indian warriors from capturing the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: 393-5
Wilson, Al b. June 19, 1939 d. April 21, 2008 Soul Singer. After serving in the US Navy, he relocated to California and began singing in blues groups in nightclubs or wherever he could. In 1966, he was introduced to singer Johnny Rivers, who signed Wilson as a soloist with Soul City Records. He then began a career of chart topping music with his first hit "The Snake", in 1968. His many hits included "Shake Me Wake Me" (1969), "I Stand Accused" (1969), "Touch and Go" (1974), "I Won't Last a Day Without You (1975)" and "Be The One" (1975)...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: Section 8, Block 65, Plot B.