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Griffith, D.W. (David Wark) b. January 22, 1875 d. July 23, 1948 Motion Picture Director. Called by many as “The Father of the Motion Picture”, he was the first to recognize the new medium's potential, and invented many of the common film techniques used today, such as the Flashback, the Iris shot, the mask, and Crosscutting. He is best remembered for his epic "Birth of a Nation" (1915), considered by most his best work, despite its racist message. Born in rural Kentucky to Jacob Griffith, a Confederate Army Colonel and Civil War hero, he grew up hearing...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard, Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky, USA
Griffith, Jacob Wark b. October 13, 1819 d. March 31, 1885 Civil War Confederate Officer. Born Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). During the Mexican War served in Colonel Humprhey Marshall's 1st Kentucky Cavalry. After the war he was a "Forty-Niner" during the California gold rush. During the Civil War he served as lieutenant colonel of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. The 1st Kentucky Cavalry served as an escort for the fleeing Confederate government and Jefferson Davis. Griffith served two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve Dunn) Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard, Crestwood (Oldham County), Oldham County, Kentucky, USA