Anderson, Robert b. June 14, 1805 d. October 27, 1871 Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was a long-time career United States Army officer who is best remembered in history as being in command of Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina when Confederates bombarded it on April 12, 1861, starting the Civil War. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1825, he placed 15th of 37, and his classmates included future Union Generals Charles F. Smith and William R. Montgomery, as well as future Confederate Generals...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section 27, Row A, Grave 4
Ekwall, William Alexander b. June 14, 1887 d. October 16, 1956 US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1935 to 1937 as a representative from Oregon's 3rd Congressional District. Ekwall was a graduate of the Oregon Law school in Portland and served in the infantry during the First World War. He served as a municipal court judge in Portland from 1922 to 1927 and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940. He was appointed as a federal judge to the United States Customs Court in 1942, where he served in...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Lyell, Capt. Charles Antony b. June 14, 1913 d. April 27, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he was the 2nd Baron to his grand father Lord Lyell and served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, Scott's Guard, British Army. On April 27, 1943, during an attack near Dj Bou Arada, Tunisia, Captain Lyell's company was held back by heavy German artillery and machine gun fire. With a small detail, he led an attack on an enemy post consisting of a 88mm gun and a heavy machine-gun in two separate pits. He destroyed the crew of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Massicault War Cemetery, Borj el Amri (Massicault), Manouba, Tunisia Plot: Plot V.H.5.
Black, Sir. James b. June 14, 1924 d. March 22, 2010 Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist. A physiologist, he was honored in 1988 for his discoveries of propranolol, the first beta blocker, and cimetidine, the first medication effective in controlling stomach acid and treating peptic ulcers. Born in Uddington, he was raised in Fife and at 15 received a scholarship to study medicine at the University of St. Andrews. Following graduation, he taught in Singapore for three years, then returned home in 1950 to a faculty position at the University of Glasgow...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Ardclach Church Cemetery, Ardclach, Highland, Scotland
Spaulding, Sumner b. June 14, 1892 d. April 10, 1952 American Architect. From 1911 to 1913, Spaulding attended the University of Michigan and in 1916 he graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served in World War I. In the early 1920s, he traveled and studied in Europe and Mexico, eventually making his way to California where he worked in the office of Myron Hunt in Pasadena. From 1923 through 1928, he was a partner in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: M, 300
Minick, John W. b. June 14, 1908 d. November 21, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Staff Sergeant Squad Leader in Company I, 3d Battalion, 121st Infantry, 8th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 21, 1944 near Hurtgen, Germany. He was killed in action. His citation in part reads "Voluntarily, S/Sgt. Minick led four men through hazardous barbed wire and debris, finally making his way through the minefield for a distance of 300 yards. When an enemy machine gun opened fire, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 304
Edwards, Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' b. June 14, 1895 d. July 17, 1971 Entertainer. Edwards got the nickname "Ukulele Ike" during his youth in St. Louis, where he sang and played the ukulele in saloons. After scoring a national hit with the song "Ja Da," he became a Vaudeville headliner and then a Broadway star in the Ziegfeld "Follies" and George White "Scandals" revues of the 1920s. Edwards' warm, soulful tenor enlivened many early Holywood musicals, including "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" (1929), in which he introduced the Nacio Herb Brown-Arthur Freed...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block G, Section 6414 GPS coordinates: 34.1920204, -118.3585510 (hddd.dddd)
Salinger, Pierre Emil George b. June 14, 1925 d. October 16, 2004 Presidential Press Secretary, US Senator, News Reporter. He served as press secretary to Presidents John F Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson from 1961 to 1964. In 1964 he was appointed to the US Senate seat from California that was left vacant by the death of Senator Clair Engle. He seved from August 4, 1964, to December 31, 1964. He was defeated for election in 1964. He then worked as a news reporter for ABC news from 1977 to 1997. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Court 6 Section PP Stack 7 Niche 3
Romanov, Olga Alexandrovna b. June 14, 1882 d. November 24, 1960 Russian Royalty. Born in Alexandria Palace, Peterhof, Russia, she was the youngest child of Czar Alexander III and Maria Fyodorovna, formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark. At 19 Olga's marriage was arranged to Prince Peter of Oldenburg, but it ended in divorce. During World War I, she worked as a nurse on the Russian front and in November 1916, married Captain Nikolai Kulikovsky with whom she would have two sons, Tikhon and Guri. After the 1917 Revolution, she and her husband fled Russia and...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) York Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: Section 15
Scarf, Arthur Stewart King b. June 14, 1913 d. December 9, 1941 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Squadron Leader in the 62 Squadron of The Royal Air Force. On December 9, 1941, Squadron Leader Scarf, was leader of the raid on the Japanese Army at Singora, Malaya. Despite attacks from roving fighters he completed his bombing run and was on his way back when his aircraft was hit and he was severely wounded. He managed to crash-land his plane without causing any injury to his crew and was rushed to hospital where later he died. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Taiping War Cemetery, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
Kerwin, Gen. Walter T. b. June 14, 1917 d. July 12, 2008 US Army General. He began his military career graduating from the U.S. Military Academy as an artillery officer in 1939. During World War II, he fought in North Africa, France and coordinated the massed artillery barrage that helped Allied forces make a successful landing at Anzio during the Italian Campaign of 1944. After the war, he held positions in intelligence, to include the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico in 1953 and chief coordinator for the transportation of nuclear...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Tellier, Maurice b. June 14, 1896 d. March 28, 1966 Canadian politician and jurist. A native of Joliette, he studied at the seminary of Joliette, at the University of Montréal, then in Toronto where he pursued advanced studies. He was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Québec, on January 13, 1922. He was created King’s Counsel in Law, on December 30, 1938. He was President of the Québec branch of the Association of the Canadian bar. He was a member of the Board of the Bar of Montréal, from 1942 to 1945 and a member of the Board of the Bar of...[Read More] (Bio by: Guy Gagnon) Saint-Charles-Borromée Cemetery, Joliette, Lanaudiere Region, Quebec, Canada
Bates, Sidney b. June 14, 1921 d. August 9, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Cumberwell London, England, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Army. On August 6, 1944, near Sourdeval, France, the position held by the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, was attacked by the German 10th SS Panzer Division. Corporal Bates was commanding unit on the left forward section which suffered a number of casualties from heavy enemy fire, when he decided to move the remainder of his men to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: XX.E.19.