Doyle, Martin b. October 25, 1894 d. November 20, 1940 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Ireland, he was gazetted for the award on January 28, 1919 for his actions as a company sergeant-major in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Munster Fusiliers, 16th (Irish) Division, British Army, on September 2, 1918 near Riencourt, France, during the Hundred Days Offensive in the final period of World War I. Born in New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, he joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers of the British Army at age 15 and served in British India...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Russell, Mary Jane b. July 10, 1926 d. November 20, 2003 Leading Fashion Model of the 1940s and 50s. Mary Jane Russell began modeling in New York in 1948 - two years after she married young Navy veteran, Edward Russell. She stood just 5-foot-6, possessed a long neck and classic features that suited the era's elegant mood. She worked for the Ford Agency for 13 years, appearing on the cover of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In later years, she and her husband were made famous by the recounting of their courtship in "Love Stories of World War II," by CNN...[Read More] (Bio by: Noni) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Glisson, Oliver Spencer b. January 18, 1809 d. November 20, 1890 United States Navy Rear Admiral. He entered the United States Navy as a Midshipman in 1826, and served the next forty four years in the naval service. During the Mexican War he commanded the "USS Reefer" as it served in Commodore Matthew Perry's squadron. In the 1850s he commanded he warship "USS Powhatan" in the East India Squadron, and was present in Japan when Commodore Perry made his 1852 to 1854 expedition to open that country to Western trade. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Allen Jr., MG. Frank Albert b. June 19, 1896 d. November 20, 1979 United States Army General. Commissioned into the United States Army in August 1917, he would go on to serve in France during World War I as an officer in the 77th Field Artillery, participating in the July to August 1918 Aisne-Marne Offensive, and the September to November Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He remained in the Army after the war, eventually graduating in 1936 from the Command and General Staff School, and the War College in 1940. After the United States entered World War II, he served as...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 4 Lot 71-3
Junaluska, Chief b. 1779 d. November 20, 1858 Born in the Cherokee Nation (near present day Murphy); adopted son of Yonaguska aka Drowning Bear. Married Wallee, who died on the Trail of Tears to western Indian Territory along with his children. Married Ni-suh. A warrior at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814, he saved the life of Andrew Jackson, an act that he publicly regretted in his later years. For this "heroism" the state of No.Carolina awarded him a large land holding and state citizenship in 1847 .Survived at his death by...[Read More] (Bio by: Patricia Mechling) Massey Cemetery, Robbinsville, Graham County, North Carolina, USA
McGraw, Francis X. b. April 29, 1918 d. November 20, 1944 World War II Confgressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Francis X. McGraw and his family moved to Camden New Jersey from Philadelphia when he was 2 years old. After completing school, he worked for the Campbell Soup company before enlisting in the Army in February 1942. He was sent overseas with his unit, taking part in combat operations in North Africa and Europe, including taking part in the D-Day invasion in France. In November 1944, Private McGraw was killed while engaged in battle with...[Read More] (Bio by: Anne Cady) Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium Plot: Plot A Row 18 Grave 25
Tapp, James Anthony b. April 18, 1918 d. November 20, 2004 Canadian Radio and Television Personality, Voice Actor. Tapp was one of Canada's true icons of early radio. A noted broadcaster during the 1950s he helped shape Canada's talk shows of that era. Tapp who began his broadcasting career shortly after World War II went onto play the voice of 'Hercules' on the children's cartoon series, "The Mighty Hercules" in 1963. The cartoon became a classic and is still being shown in reruns around the world. Tapp also hosted or appeared in numerous television...[Read More] Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Dalio, Marcel b. July 17, 1899 d. November 20, 1983 Actor. Born Israel Moshe Blauschild, he began his career in cinema in 1932. He is best remembered for his role as Emil, the croupier in classic film "Casablanca" (1942). He also appeared in "Pepé le Moko" (1937), "La Grande Illusion" (1937), "Le Regle du Jeu" (1939), "The Shanghai Gesture" (1942), "To Have and Have Not" (1944), "Jack el Negro" (1950), "On the Riviera" (1951), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953), "Sabrina" (1954), "Pillow Talk" (1959),"Donovan's Reef" (1963), "Catch 22" (1970) "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimètiere de Bagneux, Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 106
Wain, Capt. Richard William Leslie b. December 5, 1896 d. November 20, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cardiff, South Wales, he served as a Captain in the 25th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Tank Corps, British Army. During the Battle of CambraI, near the village of Marcoing, France, on November 20, 1917, Captain Wain was in command of a tank when he spotted an enemy strong point which was holding up the advance of the infantry. He made his way straight for it when a shell hit the tank, killing most of his crew and himself wounded. He managed to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Cambrai Memorial, Panel 13 (No Known Grave)
Lopez, Sylvia b. 1931 d. November 20, 1959 Actress. Born in Paris, France. Died from Leukemia. Appeared in "Figlio Del Corsaro Rosso Il" (Son of the Red Corsair) (1958) co-starring Lex Barker, "Erode il Grande (Herod the Great)" (1960), "Ercole e la regina di Lidia (Hercules and the Queen of Lydia)" (1959), and "Moralista(The Moralist)" (1959). Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: City or Country Unknown
Robison, Samuel Shelburne b. July 10, 1867 d. November 20, 1952 United States Navy Admiral. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1888 and served on the USS Boston during the Spanish American War. He commanded the Submarine Forces of the Atlantic Fleet from 1917 to 1918 and was a member of the Armistice Commission from 1918 to 1919. He was the military governor of Santo Domingo from 1921 to 1922. He commanded the Battle Fleet from 1923 to 1925 and was the Commander-In-Chief, United States Fleet from 1925 to 1926. From 1928 until his...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Heneage) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot 892 WH
Loo, Richard b. October 1, 1903 d. November 20, 1983 Internationally known Asian-American motion picture and television character actor of the 1930s through 1970s. Most remembered for playing the role of 'Hai Fat' in the 1974 James Bond 007 adventure "The Man with the Golden Gun." Married to well-known Hollywood agent Bessie Loo. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section F, T-8, grave 28
McCrory, John G. b. October 11, 1860 d. November 20, 1923 Businessman. He was the founder of the McCrory Five and Ten Cent store chain. Born in East Wheatfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Cumberland County while still a boy. He returned to Johnstown, Pennsylvania at age 18 and began working in retail stores. Four years later, at age 22, he opened at Scottsdale, Indiana County, Pennsylvania the first of what would become hundreds of McCrory chain stores. His stores would come to be considered the second of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Albert Ledoux) Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Hall, Edwin Herbert b. November 7, 1855 d. November 20, 1938 Inventor. Working on his doctoral thesis in Physics in 1879, he discovered that a magnetic field would skew equipotential lines in a current-carrying conductor. His development of a transverse electric field in a solid material such as wire carries an electric current and is placed in a magnetic field to the current. This principle was patented and became known as the "Hall effect" a discovery comparable to the greatest ever for how little was known about electricity at the time. Full details...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Perry, Jim b. November 9, 1933 d. November 20, 2015 American Television Personality. Perry, born James Edward Dooley, was a very popular television personality who was most famous for being the host of two game shows, "Card Sharks" and "Sale of the Century" during the 1970s and 1980s. He started out as a singer working in various areas while under his birth name of Jim Dooley before changing the last name to Perry (his mother's maiden name) when he went to television. Perry was a popular game show host in Canada, hosting several television...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!