Siringo, Charles A. b. February 7, 1855 d. October 18, 1928 Cowboy Author. After a widely varied career as a cowboy and Pinkerton detective, he wrote many books based on his experiences, including "Riata and Spurs," "A Texas Cowboy" and "A Cowboy Detective." (Bio by: Scott G) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: B Plot, Lot 218. (His grave was unmarked until 1991) [unmarked] GPS coordinates: 33.9688988, -118.3393326 (hddd.dddd)
Mahoney, Jock b. February 7, 1919 d. December 14, 1989 Actor. He is remembered for his many western roles, often playing the bad guy, and for his stunt work. He was considered one of the best stuntmen in Hollywood during his time. Born in 1919, he attended the University of Iowa, where he excelled in athletics, including swimming, basketball and football. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, becoming a fighter pilot. After the war, he turned to Hollywood to make movies, starting as a stuntman, doubling for...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Blake, Eubie (James Hubert) b. February 7, 1883 d. February 12, 1983 Jazz Musician. Born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a pioneer ragtime pianist and composer. In 1921, he wrote the Broadway musical "Shuffle Along" which was one of the first musicals ever to be written and directed by an African American. His other compositions included such hits as "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find A Way", "Memories of You" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". The musical "Eubie!", which featured the collective works of Blake opened on Broadway in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Lonsberry, Ross b. February 7, 1947 d. May 4, 2014 Professional Hockey Player. For fifteen seasons (1966 to 1981), he played at the left wing position in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. He will be best remembered as a key member of the famed Philadelphia Flyers' teams known as the "Broad Street Bullies". He began his career with the Boston organization and was promoted to the NHL during the 1966-1967 season with the Bruins. His production rose while with Los...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Stenhammar, Wilhelm b. February 7, 1871 d. November 11, 1927 Composer, Conductor, Pianist. One of Sweden's leading classical musicians, his music is notable for its austere strength and distinctive Nordic flavor. The Symphony No. 2 (1916), the Second Piano Concerto (1908), and the Serenade in F (1913) are probably his most representative works. Stenhammar was born in Stockholm. A musical prodigy, he studied piano in his native city and in Berlin, but was never formally trained in composition. He made his concert debut as a pianist in 1892 and eventually...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Mariebergs kyrkogård, Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
McConnell, John Paul b. February 7, 1908 d. November 21, 1986 US Air Force General. He served as the Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 until 1969. The son of a doctor, after graduating from high school, he attended Henderson Brown College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1927. In 1928 he entered US Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated in 1932 with a commission as a 2nd lieutenant. After undergoing flying training at Randolph and Kelly Fields, Texas, he received his Army Air Corps pilot wings in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA Plot: Plot 003 D 079.
McFadden, Banks (James Banks) b. February 7, 1917 d. June 4, 2005 College Football Player. Generally regarded one of the greatest athletes in Clemson history, he is the only athlete in Clemson history to be named an All-American in football and basketball in the same year, 1939. In football, McFadden led Clemson to a 9-1 record in 1939 and the school's first bowl bid, a 6-3 victory over Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl. McFadden's feat of 22 punts of at least 50 yards during the 1939 season still stands as a school record. In 1959, McFadden was inducted...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Woodland Cemetery, Clemson, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
Talbott, Gloria b. February 7, 1931 d. September 19, 2000 American motion picture and television actress of the 1930s thru 1990s. Affectionately called "Queen of the B's," she was best known for her roles in "B" sci-fi and horror films. Earlier in her career, she appeared alongside Humphrey Bogart in the 1955 film "We're No Angels." She also appeared in a large number of classic television series. Sister of actress Lori Talbott. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, Block 112, Wall crypt B7
Briles, Herschel Floyd b. February 7, 1914 d. July 17, 1994 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He rescued several men from a burning tank destroyer. The next morning, he fired a machinegun with such accuracy that 55 Germans surrendered. Later that day, he again left a position of cover to rescue wounded comrades. He was assigned to Co. C., 899th Tank Destroyer Batallion. (Bio by: Kent Kooi) Waveland Cemetery, Prairie City, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
King, John b. February 7, 1862 d. May 20, 1938 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served in the United States Navy for twenty-six years, 1893 to 1919, retired a Chief Water Tender and is one of very few to receive the Medal of Honor twice for different events. His first Medal of Honor was on May 29, 1901, for heroism at the time of the accident to the boiler of the "USS Vicksburg", which was presented to him by President Theodore Roosevelt on December 6, 1901. The second award was again for...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Calvary Cemetery, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA GPS coordinates: 34.2961998, -93.0379791 (hddd.dddd)
Little, Ann b. February 7, 1891 d. May 21, 1984 Actress. Born Mary Brooks in Mount Shasta, California, she began appearing in a traveling stock theater group after graduating high school and made her screen debut in "The Indian Maiden's Lesson" (1911). During the silent film era she was a prolific performer in movies to include "Lightning Bryce" (1919), "The Roaring Road" (1919), "Excuse My Dust" (1920), "The Cradle of Courage" (1921) and "The Greatest Menace" (1923). After retiring from films she managed the popular Los Angeles hotel, the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Graceland, Lot #6402 G-4 [unmarked]
DaCosta, Jacob Mendez b. February 7, 1833 d. September 11, 1900 Medical Pioneer. He was the first to identify what has become known as "post traumatic stress disorder". He studied at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received postgraduate education in Paris, France and Vienna, Austria. Returning from Europe, he began practicing and teaching in Philadelphia. During the Civil War, he served as assistant surgeon in the Union Army. He studied what he called "irritable heart" in soldiers; the research was profound in clinical medicine...[Read More] (Bio by: rjschatz) Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Quisenberry, Daniel b. February 7, 1953 d. September 30, 1998 Major League Baseball Player. He was a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals from 1979 to 1988. After being traded, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals during two seasons and for the San Francisco Giants for one season. Rolaids' Fireman of the Year, Royals' Pitcher of the Year, three-time member of the American League All Star team and the five-time American League leader in saves. Published works include: On Days Like This: Poems and Down & In. (Bio by: Bill Walker) Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Swift, Innis Palmer b. February 7, 1882 d. November 3, 1953 United States Army General. He was the son of United States Army Major General Eben Swift and Susan Palmer. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1904, and was assigned to cavalry service at Fort Clark. After attending Mounted Service School he served in the Philippines, where General John J. Pershing selected him as his aide-de-Camp. He served in Mexico with the 13th Cavalry Regiment. During World War I he was Assistant Chief of Staff of the 86th Division. He...[Read More] (Bio by: KenOhio) Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Plot: Section AI, Site 105
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.