Coghill, Nevill Josiah Aylmer b. January 25, 1852 d. January 22, 1879 British Officer, Zulu War, Victoria Cross Awardee. Lt. Coghill was serving as Aide-de-Camp to Col. Glyn of the 24th Regiment of Foot (2nd Warwickshire Regiment / South Wales Borderers) during the Zulu War of 1879 in South Africa. During the battle of Isandhlwana, January 22, 1879, when the British force was about to be overrun, Lt. Coghill, having a knee injury and unable to walk, cut his way out on horseback. He reached the Buffalo River, where he found Lt. Melvill in the water, attempting the...[Read More] Cause of death: Killed in action Hillside overlooking the Buffalo River, uThungulu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gaby, Alfred Edward b. January 25, 1892 d. August 11, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Gaby was born and educated at Scottsdale, Tasmania. He then worked on the family farm and during this period he served for three years with the 12th Infantry Battalion (Launceston Regiment) in the part time Citizen Military Forces. At the outbreak of the First World War, he was working as a labourer at Katanning, Western Australia. Gaby enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on January 16, 1916. He was allotted service number 4053 and after training at...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony Staunton) Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: V.E.14.
McKay, Charles W. b. January 25, 1847 d. August 25, 1912 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company C, 154th New York Infantry for action on May 8, 1864 at Dug Gap, Georgia. His citation reads "Voluntarily risked his life in rescuing under the fire of the enemy a wounded comrade who was lying between the lines." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
Groza, Lou 'The Toe' b. January 25, 1924 d. November 29, 2000 For 21 years he was the Cleveland Browns kicker from 1946-67 helping them win 13 championships. Six times he was an all-pro. He never had a long term contract with the Browns, but signed 21 consecutive one year contracts. The Browns training facility is located on Lou Groza Blvd. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974. (Bio by: Ron Moody) Cause of death: Heart Attack Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 35, Lot 541, Grave 1
Vysotsky, Vladimir b. January 25, 1938 d. July 23, 1980 Actor, singer and icon. He is Russia's Bob Dylan and more. A major anti-establishment figure throughout the 60's and 70's, his songs which were never officially published during the communist era were, and are, known to every Russian. His grave is the site of a major pilgrimage on the anniversary of his death in July. The horses on his monument refer to one of his most famous songs. Vagan'kovskoe Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Hyland (Gentner), Diana b. January 25, 1936 d. March 27, 1977 Actress. She worked primarily in television and is probably best remembered for her role as the original mother in the ABC comedy-drama series "Eight is Enough, that ran from March 1977 until August 1981. Born Diana Gentner in Cleveland, Ohio, she made her acting debut in 1955, in an episode of the NBC television drama series "Robert Montgomery Presents." In 1959 she originated the Broadway role of 'Heavenly Finley' in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" with Geraldine Page and Paul...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Colgate, William b. January 25, 1783 d. March 25, 1857 Businessman. He became successful in the manufacture of soap, founding what today has become the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Colgate University in Hamilton, Madison County, New York was re-named in 1890 from Madison University for him and his family after they had been involved with the school for a number of decades. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section 49, Lot 2150
Starr, Sally b. January 25, 1923 d. January 27, 2013 Television Hostess, Singer, Actress. Her career started at the young age of 12, when she and her sister Mildred debuted on the CBS radio program "Blush Creek Follies," as the "Little Missouri Maids." Later, she donned a flashy red cowgirl outfit decorated with fringes and shiny silver stars, a cowgirl hat, boots, guns with holsters and became the hostess of the children's cartoon show "Popeye Theatre" which ran from the 1950's to 1971. She was also the hostess of "Starr Theater" which aired...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Martin, Gen. Charles Irving b. January 25, 1871 d. May 8, 1953 United States Army Major General. Born in Ogle County, Illinois, he enlisted in the Kansas National Guard as a Private in 1890. He was eventually commissioned an officer with the 20th Kansas Volunteers during the outbreak of hostilities with Spain. He participated in the Philippines Pacification Campaign and was discharged a Major in October, 1899. In 1901, he was elected as clerk of Bourbon County District Court, was admitted to the bar and practiced law. In 1909, rejoined the Kansas National...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA Plot: Section 43A, Row 3, Grave 1
Mills, Florence b. January 25, 1895 d. November 1, 1927 Vaudeville performer and singer who was a child star by age 4 and a touring vaudeville performer by age 7. Her career was stopped short by illness. But in her few years as a headliner in vaudeville and revue Florence Mills won over mainstream critics with her impish manner, clever dancing and her clear high soprano voice. She starred in some of the best remembered "black and tan" revues of the 1920's: Shuffle Along, Dixie to Broadway and Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1926. Her rendition of "I'm...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: appendicitis Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Allen, Elizabeth b. January 25, 1929 d. September 19, 2006 Actress. She is probably best remembered for her role as the creepy saleslady in the first-season episode of Rod Serling's original version of "The Twilight Zone," entitled "The After Hours" and as 'Miss Amelia Dedham' in the film "Donovan's Reef" (1963), opposite John Wayne. Born Elizabeth Ellen Gillease, she began her career as a Ford Agency high-fashion model before making her television debut as an "Away We Go!" girl on "The Jackie Gleason Show" in the 1950s. She followed this by performing...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Alexanderson, Dr. Ernst F.W. b. January 25, 1878 d. May 14, 1975 Inventor, Engineer. He is best remembered as a pioneer in the field of television and voice radio broadcasting. He was born Ernst Frederick Werner Alexanderson in Uppsala, Sweden, the son of a judge and professor of Greek. He received his education at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and did his post-graduate studies at the Technische Hochschule (Technical University) in Berlin, Germany. While there, he became interested in alternating current phenomena after reading a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Boyle, Robert b. January 25, 1627 d. December 30, 1691 Scientist. Known as the Father of Chemistry. Born at Lismore Castle, in Munster, Ireland, the fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork. A prodigy, he learned to speak Latin and French before the age of eight. He attended Eton and spent several years in study abroad, returning home in 1644 when he came into his inheritance. A member of the so called Invisible College, a group of scientists and philosophers, Boyle dedicated himself to scientific inquiry. Boyle contributed work in mechanics...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) St Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Nixon, Gary b. January 25, 1941 d. August 5, 2011 Professional Motorcycle Racer. In 1958, he began his racing career as a teenager and in his rookie season at the A.M.A. National level in 1960, he took a seventh-place finish at the Springfield Mile in Illinois. Riding his Triumph, he won his first A.M.A. national road race at Windber, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1963 and three weeks later he won a short-track national race at Santa Fe Park Hinsdale, Illinois. He went on to win the Daytona 200 in 1967, plus was the first rider to win back to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Geiger, Gen. Roy Stanley b. January 25, 1885 d. January 23, 1947 US Marine Corps General. Nicknamed "Jiggs," he became the first US Marine officer to lead an American army in combat, which he accomplished during World War II. After completing high school, he attended Florida State Normal and Industrial College (now Florida Memorial University) in Miami Gardens, Florida and received a Bachelor of Law Degree from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. In November 1907 he enlisted in the Marine Corps as a private in St. Paul, Minnesota and was sent to Naval...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot 4954