Burbank, James H. b. January 5, 1838 d. February 15, 1911 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Holland, he served as a Sergeant in Company K, 4th Rhode Island Infantry, Union Army. On the Blackwater River, Franklin, Virginia, October 3, 1862, while detached to the Union gunboat Barney, Sergeant Burbank repelled Confederate shore batteries with great courage. For Gallantry in action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 27, 1896. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Miltonvale Cemetery, Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kansas, USA
Dawson, Corp. James Lennox b. December 25, 1891 d. February 15, 1967 World War I Victoria Cross recipient. He was a young 23 year old corporal in the 187th Company, Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army during Word War I. On October 13, 1915 the enemy ambushed his unit in a surprise gas attack. With the trenches full of men, he fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire in order to give directions to his sappers and to clear the infantry out of sections of the trench which were full of gas. Still under heavy artillery fire, he found three leaking cylinders...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Eastbourne Crematorum, Eastbourne, Eastbourne Borough, East Sussex, England Plot: Garden of Remembrance in Area AL4
Bracken, Herbert b. May 12, 1915 d. February 15, 1994 Professional Negro League baseball player. "Doc" was a pitcher for the 1940 St. Louis Stars and then played for the 1946-1947 Cleveland Buckeyes after serving in the military from 1944-1945. While pitching for the Stars, he defeated every Negro American League team he faced. While in the Navy, he played for the Great Lakes Naval Base and had a 13-1 record. After completing his military service he was the most sought-after pitcher in Black baseball. (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Plot: Section 1C Grave 2453
Thomas, Charles L. b. April 17, 1920 d. February 15, 1980 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a First Lieutenant in Company C, 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 103rd Infantry Division. On December 14, 1944, near Climbach, France, while in the lead vehicle of a task force organized to storm and capture the village his scout car was knocked out by enemy fire and he was wounded. He helped his crew out of the vehicle, but as he left was again wounded in the chest, legs and left arm. Despite his wounds, he directed the dispersal...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Westlawn Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Cecere, Carlo b. November 7, 1706 d. February 15, 1761 Composer, Instrumentalist. One of the last notable composers to work in the Baroque tradition. He was notorious in his day for his comic opera "La abentorosa tavernola" (1741), which satirized monastic life. The Catholic Church deemed it blasphemous, not least because it was commissioned by (and first performed in) a monastery. The author of the libretto was imprisoned and the composer prudently gave up writing for the stage. Cecere was born in Grottole, Italy, and probably spent his adult...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Chiesa di Santa Maria la Nuova, Naples, Provincia di Napoli, Campania, Italy Plot: Chapel of the Congregazione dei Musici
Munro, James b. 1825 d. February 15, 1871 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Scotland, he served as a Colour Sergeant in the 93rd Regiment, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. In actions at Secundra Bagh, on November 16, 1857, a Captain of the Highlanders was wounded during the relief of Lucknow, India. Colour Sergeant Munro in danger of his life, promptly rushed to the rescue the officer and carried him to a place of safety. For devoted gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross from Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Craig Dunain Hospital Cemetery, Craig Dunain, Highland, Scotland
Wright, Albert D. b. December 10, 1842 d. February 15, 1926 Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Army on August 15, 1862, when he was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company A, 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He served with the regiment until April 20, 1864, when he was transferred to the 43rd United States Colored Troops, and commissioned as Captain and commander of Company D. He was serving in that duty when his heroism at the July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater during the Petersburg, Virginia campaign would see him be awarded...[Read More] Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Lake County, Florida, USA Plot: Section 15, Lot 2
Burn, William b. December 20, 1789 d. February 15, 1870 Architect. Burn was born in Edinburgh. He was the son of another famous architect, Robert Burn. He worked in London and Edinburgh during his career. Burn was a pioneer of the Scottish Baronial style, perfected by his pupil David Bryce (1803-76). He designed many Scottish churches, public buildings and country houses, including Blairquhan Castle, South Ayrshire (1821), the New Abbey Church in Dunfermline (1821) and George Watson's Hospital in Edinburgh (1828). (Bio by: MC) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Canfield, Mary Grace b. September 3, 1924 d. February 15, 2014 Actress. She was well-known for her role as Ralph Monroe who, with her brother Alf, was forever working remodeling the Douglas bedroom on the television series "Green Acres." She appeared in over 40 episodes from 1965 until 1971. She also appeared on "General Hospital," "Bewitched," and an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show." Her film credits included "Pollyanna," "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre," and "Something Wicked This Way Comes." She died from lung cancer. (Bio by: Red) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Spicely, William Thomas b. January 25, 1823 d. February 15, 1884 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 26, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the campaign agianst the city of Mobile and its defenses". (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Green Hill Cemetery, Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, USA
Butler, Pierce b. July 11, 1744 d. February 15, 1822 United States Constitution Signer, Continental Congressman, US Senator. Served in the British Army. Sent to America in 1758 to quell unrest in Boston. Resigned his commission and became a planter in South Carolina. Supported the Whig cause in the Revolutionary War, as served as South Carolina’s Militia Adjutant General. Elected as a Delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress, serving in 1787. Member of the U.S. Constitution Convention of 1787, supporting the Madison-Wilson caucus...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Borodin, Alexander b. October 13, 1833 d. February 15, 1887 Composer. He was a member of "The Five", a group of Russian composers who in the mid-1800s rejected foreign influences and dedicated themselves to creating music inspired by their nation's heritage. His style is notable for its rich lyricism, its exotic color and occasional barbarity, reflecting his interest in Eastern folk culture. The opera "Prince Igor" (premiered in 1890) is his magnum opus, with its "Polovetsian Dances" remaining as concert hall favorites. His String Quartet No. 2 (1881)...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Liénart, Cardinal. Achille b. February 7, 1884 d. February 15, 1973 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born to a bourgeoisie family, Achille Liénart received his early education in his native Lille, later moving to Paris, where he frequented among others the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice, the Institut Catholique and the University of La Sorbonne. Ordained priest there in June 1907, during the Great War he volunteered to serve as a military chaplain, being decorated with the grand cross of the Order of Legion d'honneur in 1917. A staunch supporter and promoter of worker...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, Lille, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Dunning, George b. November 17, 1920 d. February 15, 1979 Animator. He directed The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" (1968), which starred cartoon likenesses of the group. It was the first animated feature to seriously challenge Walt Disney's dominance of the genre. Its psychedelic visual style influenced commercial design for many years, and its success encouraged animators Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth to become independent filmakers. While equal credit must go to the film's production designer, Heinz Edelmann, and animation supervisor Robert Balser...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Gayer, Echlin b. 1877 d. February 15, 1926 Actor. He appeared in the original productions of “The Man from Home” (1908), “The Money Makers” (1914), “Moonlight Mary” (1918), and “Stronger Than Love” (1926). On film he appeared in “Sandy Burke of the U-Bar-U” (1919), “Her Love Story” (1924), and “The Mad Dancer”(1925). (Bio by: Ginny M) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Actors' Fund