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
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!
Wisewell, Moses Nelson b. May 15, 1827 d. April 11, 1888 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Vermont, he offered his services in 1862 to the Union Army and was commissioned as Colonel of the 28th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1862. At the December 13, Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, he led his regiment as it took part in the initial attacks on Marye's Heights, where he was shot in the jaw with a wound that was feared mortal. Carried from the field, he survived the wounds, which ended his field command. Honorably...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Pompton Plains Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Plains, Morris County, New Jersey, 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!
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
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
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
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 and Crematory, 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
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)
Porter, Katherine Anne b. May 15, 1890 d. September 18, 1980 Journalist, Essayist, Author, Poet. She was born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek Texas. Her mother died when she was two, and her family went to live with her paternal grandmother, whose name Porter would eventually adapt as her professional name. She left home at the age of sixteen to marry the first of three husbands. After this marriage ended, she tried her hand at acting. During convalescence from tuberculosis, she decided instead to be a writer. She set out to be a journalist and...[Read More] (Bio by: Catharine) Indian Creek Cemetery, Indian Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 31.5636902, -98.9769287 (hddd.dddd)
Crutchfield, Jimmie 'The Colonel' b. May 15, 1910 d. May 31, 1993 Negro League Baseball player. Began his career with the Birmingham Black Barons in 1930 as an Outfielder. Through his fifteen year career he played for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Indianapolis ABCs, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars Toledo Crawfords, Chicago American Giants and Cleveland Buckeyes. While with the Pittsburgh Crawfords he earned three trips to the East-West All-Star game. In addition impressive RBI totals he always maintained a respectable batting average near .300 throughout his...[Read More] (Bio by: Graveaddiction) Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
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) New South Wales Garden of Remembrance, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia Plot: Wall 32 Panel R
Balfe, Michael b. May 15, 1808 d. October 20, 1870 Composer and Singer. His fame rests on his opera "The Bohemian Girl" (1843), a colorful melodrama about a band of gypsies who kidnap a nobleman's daughter and raise her as their own. Its soprano aria "I Dreamt I Dwelled in Marble Halls" is a standard recital piece. Balfe was born in Dublin, the son of a dancing master. He was taught the violin as a child and his first job was in the orchestra of London's Drury Lane Theatre. Possessing a fine baritone voice, he made his operatic debut in 1823...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England Plot: Square 74, Row 2, Grave 22407