Nelon, Rex b. January 19, 1932 d. January 23, 2000 Gospel Singer. He was the bass singer for the gospel ground "Rex Nelon Singers" and "The Nelons". He was also part of the Gaither Homecoming concerts. Cause of death: Heart attack Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Loer (Koehler), Rolf (Lawrence F.) b. January 19, 1892 d. October 12, 1964 Actor. Born Lawrence F. Koehler, was an early silent film star in Berlin, Germany, although he was an American by birth. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to German parents, but spent his young adult life and middle years in Berlin. He starred in over twenty silent films between 1917 and 1925 under the stage name Rolf Loer. His 1919 film "Um Diamanten und Frauen" (Of diamonds and ladies) also starred Paul Westermeier, featured actor in Berlin-Alexanderplatz. Mr. Koehler's last film was "...[Read More] (Bio by: SDKoehler) Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Wickam, Jerry Wayne b. January 19, 1942 d. January 6, 1968 Vietnam Congresional Medal of Honor Recipient. Wickam served as a Corporal, United States Army, Troop F, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Loc Ninh, Republic of Vietnam, on January 6, 1968. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Cpl. Wickam, distinguished himself while serving with Troop F. Troop F was conducting a reconnaissance in force...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Readitt, John b. January 19, 1897 d. June 9, 1964 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, England, he served as a Private in the 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, British Army. On February 25, 1917 at Alqayat-al-Gaharbigah Bend, Mesopotamia, Private Readitt advanced five times along a water-course in the face of heavy machine-gun fire at very close range, being the sole survivor on each occasion. These advances drove the enemy back and about 300 yards of the water-course was made good in an hour. After his officer had...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Gorton Cemetery, Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Davenport, Harry b. January 19, 1866 d. August 9, 1949 Actor. He began his film career in "Fogg’s Millions" in 1914 and worked steadily until his death, appearing in over one hundred films. Among his notable films were "Little Women," "Meet Me in St. Louis," and "The Ox-Bow Incident." In later years, he often played judges, doctors and ministers. (Bio by: MC) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 3A4, lot 3988, unmarked. Along Gravel Walk, between Thomas and Jewell graves
Colasanto, Nicholas b. January 19, 1924 d. February 12, 1985 Actor, Director. Although best known for his role as 'Coach Ernie Pantusso' on "Cheers," Colasanto actually had more credits for directing television shows such as "Bonanza," "Starsky and Hutch," "Hawaii Five-O," and "Columbo." He also appeared in movies such as "Raging Bull" and Alfred Hitchcock's "Family Plot," and made guest appearances on many other TV shows throughout the 1960s and 70s. Born in...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Plot: Section 31, Lot 211
Reid, Mike b. January 19, 1940 d. July 20, 2007 Actor, Comedian. He is best remembered for playing 'Frank Butcher' in the British Broadcasting Corporation television soap opera, "Eastenders" and hosting the children's television show, "Runaround. Born in Hackney, an East London suburb during World War II, he attended Rowland Hill School, before pursuing a career as a stand-up comedian. He became one of the original stars of "The Comedians", a popular television series of the 1970s. As a comedian, his well-known catchphases included "Turn...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Little Easton, Uttlesford District, Essex, England Plot: On right-hand side as you enter churchyard.
Bessemer, Sir. Henry b. January 19, 1813 d. March 15, 1898 Inventor. He invented the first process for mass-producing steel inexpensively. This process, though no longer commercially used, at the time of its invention was of enormous industrial importance because it lowered the cost of production of steel. His attention was drawn to the problem of steel manufacture in the course of an attempt to improve the construction of guns for the Military. After two years of experiments he evolved the idea of his process, which is the decarbonization of cast iron...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England Plot: 27463, square 99
Cordeiro, Cardinal. Joseph b. January 19, 1918 d. February 11, 1994 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Bombay, Joseph Cordeiro entered seminary in Kandy, Ceylon, later pursuing his studies at the University of Oxford. Ordained priest in August 1946, he was named president of St. Francis Xavier High School in Quetta in 1951 and successively rector of the Minor Seminar of Karachi in 1953. Appointed archbishop of Karachi in 1958, Cordeiro received his episcopal consecration on August 24 of that year. Pope Paul VI created him cardinal priest with the title of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Patrick, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan Plot: Grotto at the Cathedral Grounds.
Casement, John Stephen b. January 19, 1829 d. December 13, 1909 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Railroad Pioneer. Born in Geneva, New York, in 1829, he and his family moved to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area when he was about 15 years old. At the age of 18, he began work as a common laborer for the Michigan Central Ralroad. By 1853, he was a contractor laying track in Ohio. He and his brother Daniel Casement built railroads in the northeast United States until the outbreak of the Civil War. He joined the Union Army in 1861, serving first as Major of...[Read More] (Bio by: Cherie Atkinson Clark) Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA Plot: Block 10, Lot 79
Seau, Junior (Tiaina Baul) b. January 19, 1969 d. May 2, 2012 Professional Footbal Player. A ten-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He played college football at the University of Southern California and was the progenitor of the "NFL-USC linebacker". He was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 NFL Draft, later played for the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, and retired from pro football in 2010. Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Weaver, Fritz b. January 19, 1926 d. November 26, 2016 Actor. A highly versatile performer, he distinguished himself on stage, in films and on television. Born Fritz William Weaver, his father was a social worker, his mother was of Italian descent, he (Fritz) was raised in a Quaker home. During World War II, he was a conscientious objector with the Civil Service. He studied Physics at the University of Chicago and once bitten by the acting bug, he was trained at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York. He made his professional debut in the off-...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
O'Keefe, Johnny b. January 19, 1935 d. October 6, 1978 Entertainer. Born in Sydney he was dubbed "Australia's King of Rock and Roll". He had more Top 40 hits than any other Australian recording artist. From 1958 to 1975 he had five number one hits, eight others in the top ten and recorded sixty-five albums. He was the first Australian artist to have a recording contract, the first to have his own national radio show and the first Australian to host his own weekly national television show. His 1959 hit "Shout" is the "Australian Rock-n-Roll National...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, North Ryde, Ryde City, New South Wales, Australia
Ueno, Eisaburo b. January 19, 1872 d. May 21, 1925 Doctor Ueno was the first professor of agriculture at Tokyo University. He owned an Akita named "Hachiko" who accompanied him from his home to Shibuya train station and awaited him on his return each day. After Professor Ueno suffered a fatal stroke at the university and never came home, Hachiko continued to return to the station to wait for his master, each day, for the next 9 years. He was finally found dead at the Shibuya station where he had maintained his vigil. A bronze statue...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Aoyama Cemetery, Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Bloss, William Clough b. January 19, 1795 d. April 18, 1863 Social Reformer. He was one of the founders of the Anti-Slavery movement and the publisher of the early Civil Rights paper "The Rights of Man". The inscription on his monument gives a fairly accurate account of his life and works: "A Tribune of the People. In 1826 being convinced that the use of spirituous liquors was an evil, he emptied the contents of the bar of his tavern into the canal near this site. He was instrumental in establishing a Temperance Society in every town in this county. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Mount Hope NY) Brighton Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Rowlands, Patsy b. January 19, 1931 d. January 22, 2005 Actress. Born in Palmers Green, London, England, she studied acting at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. She appeared in the Carry On Film Series. She is most remembered for her role as Betty, Sid James' neighbor in the British television comedy series,"Bless This House." She appeared on the West End stage in "Into the Woods," Oliver!" "Semi-Detached," "Shut Your Eyes and Think of England," "The Seagull," "The Pied Piper," and "The Wind in the Willows" all in London, England. (Bio by: Genet) St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London, City of London, Greater London, England
Webb, Matthew b. January 19, 1848 d. July 24, 1883 Athlete. He was the first person to swim across the English Channel, doing so in 21 hours and 45 minutes on August,24 and 25, 1875. A year earlier, he became the first person to win the Royal Humane Society Gold Medal for trying to save a man who fell overboard the SS Russia. He was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England. He drowned while attempting to swim the rapids of Niagara Falls. (Bio by: Bigwoo) Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA