Alexander, William 'Lord Sterling' b. 1726 d. January 15, 1783 Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General. Known as Lord Stirling due to a claim to a Scottish peerage that was disputed by other claimants, he was a man of many of varied interests pre-war, endeavoring with farming and mining, and educating himself in the sciences. During the French and Indian War he served in the New York Militia and as an aide-de-camp to Massachusetts Royal Governor William Shirley after Govenor Shirley became commander of all British forces in North American...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: Vault 1783-1A
Allen, Stephen b. July 2, 1767 d. July 28, 1852 New York City Mayor. He served as Mayor of New York City, New York from 1821 to 1824. Born in New York City, his father died when he was two years old, and he lived under the British occupation of Manhattan Island while a boy during the Revolutionary War, working as a sail maker's apprentice. After the Revolution he struggled first to make a living in his trade, but eventually made his fortune during the War of 1812, when he took promissory notes from the United States government for canvas "...[Read More] (Bio by: c sato) New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Alsop, John b. 1724 d. November 22, 1794 Revolutionary War Continental Congressman. He was a highly successful merchant in New York City, New York pre-Revolution. In 1774 he was elected as part of the delegation from New York State to the 1st Continental Congress, where he served until 1776. In that last year he served as a Congressional agent tasked with securing food, material, gunpowder, housing and other critical supplies for the Continental Army, even after his house in Queens, New York City was captured and occupied by British...[Read More] Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Angelini Sr., Joseph John [memorial] b. April 11, 1938 d. September 11, 2001 New York City Fire Department, Rescue 1, Firefighter
His son, Joseph Angelini Jr., was also a new York City Firefighter, and also lost his live saving others during the attack on the World Trade Center.
Angell, David Lawrence [memorial] b. April 10, 1946 d. September 11, 2001 Television Producer. He was an Emmy award winning producer of the television situation comedy "Frasier". In addition he also wrote episodes of the television comedies "Wings" and "Cheers". He and his wife Lynn were aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when terrorists took over the plane and crashed it into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. His name can be found on Panel N-1 of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was buried, along with his wife...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) National September 11 Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: Panel N-1
Astor III., John Jacob b. June 10, 1822 d. February 22, 1890 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Financier. Grandson of patriarch John Jacob Astor I and son of William Backhouse Astor. He devoted his life to philanthropy and civic affairs. He and his wife Charlotte provided funding for a host of charities, including the Children's Aid Society, the Astor Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Cancer Hospital. During the Civil War, he served as an volunteer Aide-de-Camp to General George B. McClellan, and recieved the brevet of...[Read More] Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: Westerly Division, Lots 743-786
Astor Sr., John Jacob b. July 17, 1763 d. March 29, 1848 Businessman, Merchant, Investor. He became the first multi-millionaire and creator of the first trust in the United States as a result of his fur business, the American Fur Company. Born Johann Jakob Astor in what is now known as Waldorf, in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, he began working as an assistant in his father's dairy business. In 1779, he emigrated to London, England, where he worked for an older brother, George Astor, who manufactured musical instruments. While there, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Audubon, John James b. April 26, 1785 d. January 27, 1851 Artist. Indelibly linked with the painting of birds, Audubon was the son of a French sea captain and his Creole mistress. Educated in his father's native France, he had spent a disastrous year at a military school before studying art in Paris with the great David. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States, where he set out for the frontier. An excellent shot and horseman, Audubon could also dance with grace and perform parlor tricks, but his one obsession was painting birds. In the course of...[Read More] (Bio by: Nikita Barlow) Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: East side of church
Bailey, Garnet Edward 'Ace' [memorial] b. June 13, 1948 d. September 11, 2001 Professional Hockey Player. Known as "Ace," he won two Stanley Cups as a player with the Boston Bruins. He broke in with Boston in the 1968-69 season, and spent five years with the team, winning Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972. He spent parts of two seasons each with the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues, and three-plus seasons with the Washington Capitals. In 1978 he jumped to the World Hockey Association, joining the Edmonton Oilers, where he was a linemate of then-teenage phenom Wayne...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) National September 11 Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: Panel S-3
Beamer, Todd Morgan [memorial] b. November 24, 1968 d. September 11, 2001 September 11th United Flight 93 Passenger. A high school athlete in baseball, basketball and soccer, he attended Fresno State University and Wheaton College. He earned a master's degree in business administration from DePaul University. In 1994 he moved to Princeton, New Jersey and began his career as an account manager with the Oracle Corporation. He and his wife Lisa, married in 1994, were active in their church and taught Sunday school class. In 2000 they moved to Cranbury, New Jersey. On...[Read More] (Bio by: Melanie) National September 11 Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Plot: S-68
Beilke, MSGT. Max J. [memorial] b. July 24, 1932 d. September 11, 2001 Max was working as a civilian employee at the Pentagon who dealt with veteran issues on September 11, 2001. He was a retired United States Army Master Sergeant, serving from November 1, 1954 to November 1, 1974. He was officially the last American combat soldier to leave Vietnam in 1973.
Bella, Alma b. March 13, 1910 d. May 11, 2012 Actress. A Filipina starlet who got her start in silent films, she was perhaps her country's leading movie sex kitten for a generation. Born to a family of wealth and position, she was drawn to the stage after attending a London performance of "Hamlet" at 17. Alma made her silver screen debut in the 1932 "Sa Pinto ng Langit" then went on to appearances in roughly 20 features including "Ama" (1936) and 1938's "Ang Batang Tulisan", along the way having a box office rivalry with the equally...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Bennett, Estelle b. July 22, 1941 d. February 11, 2009 Vocalist. She was a member of the 1960s music group The Ronettes. They are best known for the hits "Be My Baby" (1963), "Baby, I Love You" (1964) and "Walking In The Rain" (1964). Along with her younger sister Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley, they began performing in 1959 as The Darling Sisters and later under the name Ronnie and the Relatives. During the early 1960s, they gained recognition performing at the Peppermint Lounge in New York and would tour with the group...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA