Dorrell, George Thomas b. July 7, 1880 d. January 7, 1971 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England he served as Battery Sergeant Major of L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, British Army. In actions at Néry, France, September 1, 1914, during the retreat the German 4th Cavalry Division attacked the British 1st Cavalry Brigade. L Battery seeing the retreat, began to comence fire when most of his men and other officers were killed or knocked unconscious by a incoming shell. Sergeant Major Dorrell with an officer and another Sergeant...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Mole Valley District, Surrey, England
Howser, Huell b. October 18, 1945 d. January 7, 2013 Television Personality. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he worked on a US Senator's staff and served in the US Marine Corps. He is best known for hosting the PBS televison series "California's Gold". His television career began at WSM-TV in Nashville where he began a series of human interest stories. After working in New York, he moved to Los Angeles in 1981 to work as a reporter for KCBS-TV and also served as weekend host and correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight". In...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Fish Interfaith Center Columbarium and Garden, Orange, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Portion of ashes
Ramsay, Allan b. October 15, 1686 d. January 7, 1758 English Poet. Born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire. His father was manager of Lord Hopetoun's mines there, and his mother, Alice Bower, was the daughter of a Derbyshire mining expert. In 1704 he was apprenticed for five years to a wigmaker in Edinburgh. By 1718 he had become known as a poet, having issued several short humorous satires printed as broadsides. He had also written (l7l6-18) two additional cantos to the old Scots poem of "Christ's Kirk on the Green" that were cheerful pictures of rustic...[Read More] (Bio by: JK Gillon) Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Arnold, William Richard b. June 10, 1881 d. January 7, 1965 United States Army Chaplain. Born in Wooster, Ohio, he was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1908. In April 1913, he entered the US Army Chaplain Corps and was commission a Lieutenant. Promoted Captain in 1919, he served in the Philippines and was director of the Chaplain Training School at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, at the rank of Major, (1925-29). In 1937, he was appointed Colonel Chief of the Army Chaplain Corps, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was the first Catholic to hold the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot E-85, Map Grid X 28.
Johnson, Osa Helen b. March 14, 1894 d. January 7, 1953 Explorer, Filmmaker, Author. She made a series of films featuring mostly African and South Sea tribal groups and wildlife. Among her films were: "The Lost Tribe" (1923), "Simba: The King of the Beasts" (1928), "Across the World with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson" (1930), "Wonders of the Congo" (1931), "Congorilla" (1932), "Wings Over Africa" (1934), "Baboona" (1935), and "Borneo" (1937). Following her husband's death in a plane crash in 1937, she continued lecturing, writing, and producing motion...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA Plot: Sec175 Blk03 Lot009 Sp04
de Anjou, Charles b. March, 1226 d. January 7, 1285 French and Italian Monarch. He was the Count of Anjou and Maine, and reigned as King of Naples and Sicily, King of Jerusalem and Albania. Born the youngest son of King Louis VIII and Blanche de Castile, in 1246 he married the twelve years old Beatrice, heiress of Provence and became Count of Provence. After negotiations with two popes that altogether lasted more than ten years, he was crowned King of Naples and Sicily in January 1266. On February 26, 1266 he defeated King Manfred of Sicily, a...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Duomo San Gennaro, Naples, Provincia di Napoli, Campania, Italy
McGuire Jr., Maj. Thomas Buchanan b. August 1, 1920 d. January 7, 1945 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corp, rising to Major in the 13th Air Force, and as commander of the 431st Fighter Squadron. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery over Luzon, Philippine Islands, on December 25 and 26, 1944. His citation reads "He fought with conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity over Luzon, Philippine Islands. Voluntarily, he led a squadron of 15 P-38's as top cover for heavy bombers striking...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 11, Grave 426, Map grid O 14.5.
Mountain, Albert b. April 19, 1895 d. January 7, 1967 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leeds, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 17th West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army, On March 23, 1918, Sergeant Mountain was in command of a rifle squad during the Battle of the Somme, in actions at Hamelincourt, France. When the situation was critical, Sergeant Mountain with a party of 10 men attacked an advance enemy patrol of about 200 strong, killing half of them. He then rallied his men against the main body of the enemy, to cover the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lawnswood Cemetery, Adel, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Carleton, James Henry b. December 27, 1814 d. January 7, 1873 Civil War Union Brigadier General. After serving as a volunteer in the Aroostook and Mexican American War, he was commissioned a Major in the regular US Army in 1839. From 1851 to 1859, he served on surveying, exploring and Indian fighting expeditions with the 1st Dragoons at Fort Tejon, California. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel of the 1st California Infantry and the 1st California Cavalry, in July 1861. He marched his forces to the Rio Grande, replaced General...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Olive Path, Lot 896
Wallace, William Alexander Anderson 'Big Foot' b. April 3, 1817 d. January 7, 1899 Western Figure. Born in Lexington, Virginia, he was dubbed "Bigfoot Wallace" and was noted for being a frontier Texas folk hero. In 1836, he relocated to Texas, when he heard that his older brother and a cousin had been killed in the Goliad Massacre. He settled in LaGrange, tried his hand at farming and soon joined the Texas Rangers. In 1840, he moved to Austin and helped layout the new town. He participated in the Battle of Plum Creek and in the Spring of 1842, fought against Mexican General...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Plot: Republic Hill Section 2 Row K Number 1
Sowers, Michael b. September 14, 1844 d. January 7, 1920 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Michael Sauers. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on Decemeber 1, 1864 at Stony Creek Station, Virginia. His citation reads "His horse having been shot from under him, he voluntarily and on foot participated in the cavalry charge made upon one of the forts, conducting himself throughout with great personal bravery." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Columbkille Cemetery, Imperial, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Hoover, Louise 'Lou' b. March 29, 1874 d. January 7, 1944 Presidential First Lady. She was born Louise Henry in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of a banker. The family relocated to California when she was ten. Her father combined outdoor camping with education introducing her to the study of rocks, minerals and mining. They hunted on horseback and she became an expert hunter and rider. These interest would lead her to the future President Herbert Hoover. Lou was the first woman to major in geology and receive a degree at Stanford. She met Herbert...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Cause of death: Heart attack Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
Mitchell, Jackie b. August 29, 1913 d. January 7, 1987 Female Baseball Player. Although not the first woman signed to play professional baseball, she made sports history by a feat performed on the field April 2, 1931. At the age of 17, as a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts, she took the mound during an exhibition game with the New York Yankees. The first batter she faced was Babe Ruth. Her first pitch was a ball, he swung at the next two, then the fourth pitch was called a strike. Ruth threw his bat down, argued with the umpire, then stormed back...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Preston, Arthur M. b. November 1, 1913 d. January 7, 1968 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant and commander of Torpedo Boat Squadron 33. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Wasile Bay, Halmahera Island, on September 16, 1944. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while effecting the rescue of a Navy pilot shot down in Wasile Bay, Halmahera Island, less than 200 yards from a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 1847-A-1
Duncan, Thomas b. April 14, 1819 d. January 7, 1887 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A Mexican War veteran, he served during the Civil War first as Major of the 3rd United States Regular Cavalry, then as Acting Assistant Provost Marshal for Davenport, Iowa. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services during the war". He retired in 1873 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Site 1162
Fisher, LTC. Almond Edward b. January 28, 1913 d. January 7, 1982 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in Company E, 157th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Grammont, France, on September 12-13, 1944. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on the night of 12-13 September 1944, near Grammont, France. In the darkness of early morning, 2nd Lt...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 6, Grave 8751-2, Map Grid Y/21