Hatfield, Sid b. May 15, 1893 d. August 1, 1921 Police Chief. Born in Blackberry, Pike Co., Kentucky, the tenth of twelve children of Jacob Hatfield, a tenant farmer, and his wife Rebecca Crabtree. A miner in his teens, he then became a blacksmith. He was nicknamed 'Smilin' Sid' because of his distinctive grin, showing gold-capped teeth. He seems to have had a reputation for hard living and fighting. In 1919, when the mining community of Matewan came under threat from the Baldwin-Felts Agency, the mayor, Cabell Cornelis Testerman, appointed...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: Gunshot wounds Buskirk Cemetery, Buskirk, Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Wiseman, Joseph b. May 15, 1918 d. October 19, 2009 Actor. He appeared in more than one hundred motion pictures, television programs and theatre productions during a career that lasted from the late-1930's until the early 2000's. He is most identified with the title role of the villainous "Dr. No" (1962) in the first installment of the 'James Bond' film series. Born in Montreal to Jewish parents, Wiseman as a child would move with his family to New York City where he was raised. He developed an interest for acting at an early age and made his...[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!
Avedon, Richard b. May 15, 1923 d. October 1, 2004 Acclaimed Fashion and Portrait Photographer. Although he spent most of his 60-year career with the glamor magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, his most distinctive work can be found in his no-frills, black-and-white celebrity portraits. Among Avedon's most famous images: a supine Nastassia Kinski wearing only a python; a close-up of painter Andy Warhol's bullet-scarred torso; a Chanel-clad model cavorting with a pair of live elephants. Of his art Avedon once said, "All photographs are...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Reiche, Maria b. May 15, 1903 d. June, 1998 Mathematician and archaeologist. She dedicated half a century to protecting and studying massive ancient drawings in the Peruvian desert. Reiche became a legend in Peru for her almost single-handed battle to preserve the Nazca lines, a set of mysterious animal figures scratched into the desert floor about 250 miles south of Lima. She was laid to rest besides the enigmatic drawings she spent half a lifetime protecting on the plains of Nazca, Peru. (Bio by: David G. Stuart) Nazca Plains, Lima, Lima Province, Peru
Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas b. May 15, 1819 d. October 23, 1893 Civil War Union Major General. Son of US Senator John J. Crittenden, younger brother of Confederate Brigadier General George Bibb Crittenden, and cousin of Union Brigadier General Thomas Turpin Crittenden. Son is John Jordan Crittenden who died during the Battle of Little Big Horn. After the war Thomas was U. S. Consul to Liverpool, England and then was the State Treasurer of Kentucky. His wife was Catherine (Kitty) Lucy Todd who was the daughter of his father's second wife and the wife's...[Read More] (Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 198
Mills, Gordon b. May 15, 1935 d. July 29, 1986 Songwriter, Impresario. He was born in Madras in India, where his father was serving with the British Army, but, soon after his birth, they returned to Tonypandy, in South Wales. His mother, Lorna, taught her only child to play the harmonica and, at the age of fifteen, he began playing in the local clubs. Two years later, he was called up for National Service, in which he served in Germany and Malaya. On his return, he formed a band called the Viscounts, who reached No. 21 in the U.K. charts...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Burvale Cemetery, Hersham, Elmbridge Borough, Surrey, England
Perren, Freddie b. May 15, 1943 d. December 16, 2004 Grammy Award-winning Songwriter and Producer. Joining Motown Records in 1965, he became a member of "The Corporation," a songwriting-producing quartet that also included Berry Gordy, Deke Richards and Fonce Mizell. The team created the Jackson 5's first hits, "I Want You Back," "ABC," and "The Love You Save," as well as Michael Jackson's first solo single, "Ben." In 1975 Perren helped usher in the disco era by producing The Miracles' "Love Machine" and "Do It Baby." Moving to Polydor...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Hillside section, Map D32, Lot 7040, Interment Space 1
Campbell, Joseph A. b. May 15, 1817 d. March 27, 1900 Businessman. A fruit merchant, in 1869, he and Abraham Anderson, an ice box manufacturer, formed Joseph Campbell Preserve Company, in Camden, New Jersey. This company would eventually become the Campbell Soup Company after his death in 1900. His children, the successors to the business, changed the business name to Campbell Soup Company in 1921, and introduced condensed soup in 1922. Today Campbell's Soup continues to be one of the most successful soup manufacturers in the United States. (Bio by: Frank W Nichols) Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section C, Lot 515
de Toth, André b. May 15, 1912 d. October 30, 2002 Hollywood horror and western film director, writer, actor, and producer. Born in Hungary on May 15, 1912, his full name was Sasvari Farkas Fawi Tothfalusi Toth Endre Antai Mihaly. Among his many films are "Spontaneous Combustion" (1990), "Terror Night" (1987), "El Condor" (1970), "Play Dirty" (1968), "Billion Dollar Brain" (1967), "Day of The Outlaw" (1959), "Monkey On My Back" (1957), "Hidden Fear" (1957), "Tanganyika" (1954), "Crime Wave" (1954), "Pitfall" (1948), "Dark Waters" (1944), "None...[Read More] Cause of death: Aneurysm Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Ascending Dawn, Lot 5721, Space 2A GPS coordinates: 34.1471481, -118.3270264 (hddd.dddd)
Bell, Mark Sever [cenotaph] b. May 15, 1843 d. June 26, 1906 Ashanti Wars Victoria Cross Recipient. Bell was born in Australia but left the country in his infancy and does not appear to have had any further association with his birthplace. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers of the British Army in June 1862 and was posted to India. He was assistant field engineer in 1866 in the Bhutan War and in 1868 in the Hazara campaign on the North-West Frontier. After ten years in India he returned to England in 1872 and soon joined the British expedition...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony Staunton) Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia Plot: Wall 32 Panel R
Howard, Squire Edward b. May 15, 1840 d. November 26, 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 First Sergeant in Company H, 8th Vermont Infantry for action on January 14, 1863 at Bayou Teche, Louisiana. His citation reads "Voluntarily carried an important message through the heavy fire of the enemy to bring aid and save the gunboat Calhoun." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Section G, Lot 47
Norgay, Tenzing b. May 15, 1914 d. May 9, 1986 Explorer, Mountaineer. A Sherpa from Solo Khumbu, Nepal, Norgay participated mostly as a guide in many successful expeditions up Mount Everest, the most famous climb being the first with New Zealand mountaineer and noted explorer Sir Edmund Percival Hillary on May 29, 1953. The two explorers ascended the famous mountain and reached the summit up to a record feet of 29,035. After the climb the two men were given great praise and national stardom including many honors including a knighthood for...[Read More] Cremated, Other, Ashes buried at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Hoover, Adm. John Howard b. May 15, 1887 d. December 1, 1970 US Navy Admiral. Known as "Genial John" behind his back because of his sour attitude, he was born in Seville Ohio and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1906. After serving a tour of sea duty, he attended submarine training and served in World War I. In 1926, at the rank of commander, he served as the chair of the Submarine Officers Conference before switching to naval aviation. In 1935, at the rank of captain, he became the Chief of Staff, Aircraft, Base Force. He...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 5, Lot 34
Schlitz, Joseph [cenotaph] b. May 15, 1831 d. May 7, 1875 Businessman, Beer magnate. He propelled the tiny Krug brewery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, into the giant Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. Born in Mainz, Rheinhessen, Germany, he had a fair education with a four-year course in bookkeeping and had already acquired some practical business experience when he arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1850. There he landed a position as bookkeeper for August Krug's brewery and became a...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA GPS coordinates: 42.9989090, -87.9413528 (hddd.dddd)
Lankester, Sr. Edwin Ray b. May 15, 1847 d. August 15, 1929 Famed British zooligist. He was a professor at University College, London (1874–90) and Oxford (1891–98) and was director of the Natural History department of the British Museum (1898–1907). He was a founder of the Marine Biological Association in 1884, which established an important station at Plymouth, Devon. Influential as teacher and writer on biological theories, comparative anatomy, and evolution, Lankester studied the protozoa, mollusca, and arthropoda. He coined the term "homoplasy" and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England