Dickens, Charles [memorial] b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 Victorian author whose works include several masterpieces including 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol', 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'The Pickwick Papers'. He died at Gads Hill Place, his home five miles from Rochester. His wish was to be buried in front of Rochester Cathedral but was buried in Westminster Abbey instead. Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England
Dickens, Charles b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 Victorian author whose works include several masterpieces including 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol', 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'The Pickwick Papers'. He died at Gads Hill Place, his home five miles from Rochester. His wish was to be buried in front of Rochester Cathedral but was buried in Westminster Abbey instead. Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Poets Corner GPS coordinates: 51.5000801, -0.1292300 (hddd.dddd)
Dickens, Charles [memorial] b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 This monument is immediately to the left of the grave of Catherine and Dora Dickens. The inscription reads: "Charles Dickens. Born 7 February 1812, died 9 June 1870. Buried in Westminster Abbey. Catherine Dickens, his widow. Born 19 May 1815, died 22 November 1879. Dora Annie. Their ninth child. Died 14 April 1851, aged 9 months.Lieut. Walter Landor. Their second son. Died at Calcutta, 31 December 1853, aged 23. Lieut. Sydney Smith, R.N. Their fifth son. Died at sea 2 May 1872, aged 25.Francis...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Douglass, Frederick b. February 7, 1818 d. February 20, 1895 Social Reformer, Human Rights Leader. Black American who was one of the most eminent human rights leaders of the 19th century. His oratorical and literary brilliance thrust him into the forefront of the U.S. abolition movement and he became the first black citizen to hold hight rank in the U.S government. Separated as an infant from his slave mother, he never knew his white father, Frederick lived with his grandmother on a Maryland plantation until at the age of eight, his owner sent him to...[Read More] Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Plot: Section T, Lot 26
Deere, John b. February 7, 1804 d. May 17, 1886 19th Century American inventor and industrialist, best known for founding the yard, farm and earthmoving equipment company that bears his name. John Deere was born in Rutland, Vermont, on February 7, 1804, the third son of William Rinold Deere, a merchant tailor. In 1808, William sailed for England, in hopes of claiming an inheritance, but he was never heard from again, and is presumed lost at sea. Raised by his widowed mother on a meager income, John's education was limited to the primary...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA Plot: On Prospect at Concourse, North East corner of Cemetery overlooking the Mississippi River GPS coordinates: 41.5075493, -90.4919281 (hddd.dddd)
More, Sir. Thomas b. February 7, 1478 d. July 6, 1535 Statesman, Lawyer, Author, Roman Catholic Saint. One of the key figures of the English Renaissance. His humanist political fantasy "Utopia" (1516) has had an enduring impact on world literature and social theory. A loyal Catholic, More served as Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VIII (1529 to 1532), but resigned because he opposed the king's religious policies. This stance cost him his life. He is admired for his...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) St Dunstan Churchyard, Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England Plot: Roper Chapel
Lewis, Sinclair b. February 7, 1885 d. January 10, 1951 Writer. Born Harry Sinclair Lewis to Edwin J. and Emma Kermott Lewis on February 7, 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, a farming village approximately 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul with a total population of slightly more than 1,000 at the time of his birth, his mother died when he was six years old and his father, a country physician, remarried a year later. According to his obituary in The New York Times, he was "described as a gangling, pink-skinned, freckled, red-haired young man...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Cause of death: Paralysis of the heart (heart failure) Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Qin, Shi Huang First Emperor of China. Born to the ruling Ying clan, he was Prince Zheng until his ascension to the throne of Qin in 247 BC at age 12. A regent ruled in his place until he staged a palace coup at age 21. He reined as king of Qin during the end of the Zhou Dynasty, when several states were struggling for dominion. It was his armies who were victorious during the final campaigns of 221 BC, and having defeated the other states and unified China, he declared himself Qin Shi Huang, the first...[Read More] (Bio by: Chris Nelson) Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Chipperton, Gidget 'Taco Bell Dog' b. February 7, 1994 d. July 21, 2009 Animal Movie Actor. Gidget was known since the late 1990's as the Chihuahua in the Taco Bell television commercials in which she said the phrase "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" which meant "I want Taco Bell". She was originally cast as the girlfriend to the male Chihuahua in the ad by the director but at the last minute he decided that he wanted Gidget as the lead dog. Gidget was also cast in the 2003 film, "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" in which she played Reese Witherspoons character Elle...[Read More] (Bio by: Always ஐ Marissa) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Gidget's Ashes Are With Her Trainer Sue
Doss, Desmond Thomas b. February 7, 1919 d. March 23, 2006 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whose tenets forbid bearing arms. When he was called to the draft, he declined a religious exemption that would have allowed him to continue working in a shipyard. He served in the Army with the designation of conscientious objector, but he detested that phrase. He preferred "conscientious cooperator." However, he still refused to learn to shoot a rifle. Sent...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section P #6399A
Andrews Jr., Thomas b. February 7, 1873 d. April 15, 1912 Noted Titanic Designer, Builder and Victim. Born in Northern Ireland the son of Right Hon. Thomas Andrews and Eliza (Pirrie), nephew of Lord Pirrie, principal owner of Harland and Wolff, the builders of Titanic. Entering at age 16 as premium apprentice, he gradually worked his way up to became managing director of H&W in charge of designing, and was familiar with every detail of the construction of Titanic. In 1901, he became a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, and expressed...[Read More] Body lost at sea
Boone, Rebecca Ann b. February 7, 1739 d. March 18, 1813 Early American Pioneer. She is best remembered as the wife of famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone. Born Rebecca Ann Bryan, at the age of 10 she moved with her Quaker grandparents, Morgan and Martha Bryan, to the Yadkin River Valley in the backwoods of North Carolina where she met and courted Daniel Boone in 1753 and married three years later at the age of 17. This union would product ten children. Additionally, she took in her new husband's two young orphan nephews, who lived with them in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Located just east of Marthasville. Privately owned but the public is welcome to visit.
Sax, Adolphe b. February 7, 1814 d. November 6, 1894 Belgian musical instrument designer, best known for inventing the widely used saxophone (1840; patented 1846). Adolphe Sax (born Antoine Joseph Sax) was born in Dinant in Belgium on June 14, 1814, the son of Charles Joseph Sax, who himself was an instrument designer, who made several changes to the design of the French horn. At an early age Sax's father sent him to the Brussels Conservatory, where he studied flute and clarinet. He began to make his own instruments at an early age, entering...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 5
McConnell, Gen. John Paul b. February 7, 1908 d. November 21, 1986 US Air Force General. He served as the Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 until 1969. The son of a doctor, after graduating from high school, he attended Henderson Brown College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1927. In 1928 he entered US Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated in 1932 with a commission as a 2nd lieutenant. After undergoing flying training at Randolph and Kelly Fields, Texas, he received his Army Air Corps pilot wings in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA Plot: Plot 003 D 079.
Siringo, Charles A. b. February 7, 1855 d. October 18, 1928 Cowboy Author. After a widely varied career as a cowboy and Pinkerton detective, he wrote many books based on his experiences, including "Riata and Spurs," "A Texas Cowboy" and "A Cowboy Detective." (Bio by: Scott G) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: B Plot, Lot 218. (His grave was unmarked until 1991) [unmarked] GPS coordinates: 33.9688988, -118.3393326 (hddd.dddd)