Benson, Edward Frederic 'E.F.' b. July 24, 1867 d. February 29, 1940 Author and Biographer. Son of Archbishop Benson, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was the most prolific of the three Benson brothers who wrote and were published; his works include a number of ghost stories, the social comedies "Mapp & Lucia" and a range of biographies and autobiographies. He was thrice Mayor of Rye, in East Sussex (down the coast from Hastings), and in the later years of his life, he lived in Lamb House, formerly the home of Henry James. Rye Cemetery, Rye, Rother District, East Sussex, England
Ingram, Alice Terry b. July 24, 1900 d. December 22, 1987 Actress. At the age of fifteen, her family moved from Indiana to Los Angeles and wound up living in the same building as Enid Markey, a minor star of the time. Markey urged young Alice to try to get a job at Thomas Ince's studio Inceville. She did some work in film editing and bit acting roles, but nothing really panned out till she met the up-and-coming director Rex Ingram. Some sources give the date of their...[Read More] (Bio by: Carrie-Anne) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block D, Section 3347, Lot 5 GPS coordinates: 34.1893692, -118.3554306 (hddd.dddd)
Lowery, Louis R b. July 24, 1916 d. April 15, 1987 United States Marine Corps Sergeant. Combat photographer. He photographed the raising of the first American Flag on Mount Surabachi on Iwo Jima on February 23. 1945. This flag was later replaced by the flag in the famous photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 1 Grave 6422
Keen, Joseph S. b. July 24, 1843 d. December 3, 1926 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Michigan Volunteer Infantry on February 1, 1862. Promoted to Corporal on August 31, 1862, and to Sargent on April 1, 1863. He was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863. He was confined in the Confederate prisons of Richmond, Danville and Andersonville, and escaped on September 10, 1864 at Macon, Georgia. Following his escape and during the period of his...[Read More] (Bio by: Mark Pawelczak) Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section 10, Lot 12
Schenck, Harry b. July 24, 1885 d. March 26, 1953 Actor, Writer, Director. Born in Brookfield, Missouri, he not only acted in films, but also wrote and directed. He is best remembered for writing, directing and staring in the classic film, "Beyond Bengal" (1934). His other movie credits included "The War Extra" (1914), "The Jungle Hero" (1916), "Fares Please!" (1921), "The Dixie Handicap" (1924) and "The Great Divide" (1925). He died at age 67 in Los Angeles, California. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Meditation, Lot #139 G-1A
Curtis (Ueberroth), Alan (Harry) b. July 24, 1909 d. February 2, 1953 Actor. Born Harry Ueberroth, he was a model, appearing in many magazine and newspaper advertisements, when he was invited to Hollywood. He soon found himself in the movie business, making his screen debut in "The Witness Chair" (1936) and went on to be a popular leading man. His more 50 credits include "Mannequin" (1938), "High Sierra" (1941), "Gung Ho!" (1943), "Phantom Lady" (1944), "The Daltons Ride Again" (1945), "Renegade Girl" (1946) and "Apache Chief" (1949). He died of complications of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Complications of surgery Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: [unmarked]
Yates, Peter b. July 24, 1928 d. January 9, 2011 Motion Picture Director. He studied film at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and directed plays throughout Britain, before launching his film career initially serving as an assistant director for several features, notably "The Guns of Navarone" (1961). Yates advanced to director, marking his debut with "Summer Holiday" (1963), followed by steady TV work with episodes of the programs "The Saint" and "Secret Agent". It would be the action-packed [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!
Hillis, David Burke b. July 24, 1825 d. September 9, 1900 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Trained as a physician, Hollis practiced medicine in his native state of Indiana for eleven years. In 1858, he left medicine to follow a mercantile career in Iowa. In August of 1861, he was appointed an aide de camp to Governor Kirkwood. He held that position until March 14, 1862 when he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 17th Iowa infantry. In August of 1862, he became colonel of the regiment and led it at the beginning of the seige of...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Plot: Block 21, Lot 15
Burt, Heinz b. July 24, 1942 d. April 7, 2000 Musician, Singer. He auditioned for The Tornados in 1962, who were primarily appearing as Billy Fury's backing band at the time. Much to everyone's surprise as he was so inexperienced, he was accepted into this highly professional circuit act, and he worked tirelessly to improve his skills. After The Tornados shot to worldwide fame with "Telstar" and a string of other hits, Heinz, who was known professionally only by his first name, was groomed as the band's star and focal point with his...[Read More] (Bio by: Mount Hope NY) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Ricci, Ruggiero b. July 24, 1918 d. August 6, 2012 Violinist. Out of a career of more than 70 years he shall probably be remembered for interpreting the works of the legendary 19th. century grandmaster Niccolo Paganini. The child of a musical family, he was raised in the Bay Area and was taught to play the violin by his father though for a time he and his brother did become pawns in a custody fight between the family and a temporary guardian. Trained from age six by Louis Persinger of the San Francisco Symphony he made his solo recital debut at...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to family.
Gloucester, William of b. July 24, 1689 d. July 30, 1700 British Royalty. Born the son of Princess Anne and Prince George after the couple had suffered numerous stillbirths and miscarriages; likely as a result of Anne's probable case of Hughes syndrome, a disorder of of the blood which causes recurrent miscarriage. All together, the unfortunate couple suffered thirteen stillborn or miscarried children, another four died before their second birthday. William was the only one of their children to survive infancy. He was baptized on July 27, 1689, at...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Pradilla, Francisco b. July 24, 1848 d. November 1, 1921 Painter. He was a leading representative of Spanish realistic painting in the 19th Century. Born in Villanueva de Gállego in Aragon, Pradilla studied first at the San Fernando Academy, and then at the Spanish Academy in Rome, of which he was afterwards director. Pradilla became famous for creating historical scenes. In 1878 he submitted his best known painting, "Juana la Loca", to the National Exhibition in Spain and was awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1883, his work "The Surrender of Granada"...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Sacramental de San Justo, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Plot: Patio de la Santa Cruz. Sepultura nº 23.
MacDonald, John Dann b. July 24, 1916 d. December 28, 1986 Famous fiction mystery and science fiction writer. MacDonald was famous for writing the Travis McGee Mystery series. Some of his other science fiction books include Wine of Dreamers (1951), The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything (1962), and Other Times, Other Worlds (1978). MacDonald published 78 books and close to 500 short stories during his lifetime. There are over 75 million copies of his books in print. Some of the penn names that MacDonald has written under are John Dann, John Wade...[Read More] (Bio by: John Baumer) Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Couture, Rosario 'Lolo' b. July 24, 1905 d. March 1, 1986 Professional Hockey Player. Also known as 'Rosie.' A native of St. Boniface, Manitoba, Couture played for teams in the NHL, AHA, CAHL, IHL, MJHL, MHL-Sr., and the Al-Cup hockey leagues. At 5'11", and 164 lbs, Couture played the posiition of Right Wing for the St. Boniface Canadiens from 1922 to 1923, Winnipeg Argonauts from 1923 to 1926, Winnipegs from 1926 to 1927, Winnipeg Maroons from 1927 to 1928, Chicago Blackhawks from 1928 to 1935, London Tecumsehs from 1935 to 1936, Providence Reds from...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Plot: Section M, Block 3, Lot 335
Albertson, Mabel Ida b. July 24, 1901 d. September 28, 1982 Actress. Most remembered for her role as 'Phyllis Stephens' on the television situation comedy "Bewitched", she had a career in entertainment that spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Some of her more notable motion picture roles were in the films "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958), "All The Fine Young Cannibals" (1961) "Barefoot in the Park" (1967), and "What's Up, Doc?" (1972). She was the older sister of actor Jack Albertson[Read More] (Bio by: Lisa) Cause of death: Alzheimer's Disease Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Farnon, Robert b. July 24, 1917 d. April 23, 2005 Composer. He was conductor of the Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Forces during World War II with Glenn Miller. He remained in England. He began the Robert Farnon Orchestra which played on British radio and television with Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, and Norman Wisdom. He scored music for 40 films including "Spring in Park Lane," and "Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N." He was the musical director to "The Road to Hong Kong" starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. He worked with Sarah Vaughan in...[Read More] (Bio by: Genet) Jersey Crematorium, St Helier, Jersey
Boon, Hugh Patterson b. July 24, 1834 d. January 14, 1908 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as Captain and comander of Company B, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation simply reads "Capture of flag". That flag, the colors of the 10th Georgia Infantry, was captured after Captain Boon led a charge on a battalion of infantry and after he had cut down the Confederate color-bearer. His charge was...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Eberly, Bob b. July 24, 1916 d. December 17, 1981 Singer. He began his career when he won an amateur hour contest on the Fred Allen radio show. In 1935 he began performing with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. He also worked with Tutti Camarata, Wayne King, Helen O'Connell, Milt Yaner, and his brother, Ray Eberle. Among his many recordings are "Amapola," "Tangerine," "Green Eyes," "My Devotion," "I Hear A Rhapsody," "Body And Soul," "Our Love," "Blue Champagne," "My Sister And I," and "It Happened In Hawaii." (Bio by: K) Pinelawn Memorial Park, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA