Kelly, John Doran b. July 9, 1928 d. May 28, 1952 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class (Radio Operator) in the United States Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 28, 1952 in Korea. His citation reads in part "Pfc Kelly requested permission to leave his radio in the care of another man and to participate in an assault on enemy key positions. Fearlessly charging forward in the face of a murderous hail...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section 20, Lot 319
Gage, Phineas b. July 9, 1823 d. May 21, 1860 Folk Figure. He became a legend in medicine for improbably surviving a catastrophic head injury. His is one of the earliest documented cases of severe brain trauma and its effect on personality. Gage was a 25 year-old construction foreman for Vermont's Rutland and Burlington Railroad. One of his main duties was rock-blasting, which involved drilling deep holes into boulders, filling them with gunpowder and sand, then compacting the mixture with a long metal rod called a tamping iron. On...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: Laurel Hill Mound (Unmarked)
Post, Walter Charles 'Wally' b. July 9, 1929 d. January 6, 1982 Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed hitting outfield who spent all or part of 15 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (1949, 1951-57, 1960-63), Philadelphia Phillies (1958 to 1960), Minnesota Twins (1963) and Cleveland Indians (1964). He hit 210 homeruns during his major league career, including 40 in 1955, and had a lifetime .266 batting average. Known for his power, he won a number of suits of clothing for hitting the sign on top of the laundry that stood beyond the leftfield...[Read More] (Bio by: John Perin) Saint Henry's Church Cemetery, Saint Henry, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Bliss Sr., Philip Paul [cenotaph] b. July 9, 1838 d. December 29, 1876 Singer, Music Teacher, and Hymn Composer. A prolific songwriter, he is best remembered for composing the words and music to the classic Gospel hymns "Hold the Fort!" (1870), "Jesus Loves Even Me" (1870), "Almost Persuaded" (1871), "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning" (1871), "Pull for the Shore" (1873), "Wonderful Words of Life" (1874), "Halleujah, What a Savior" (1875), and the music to Horatio G. Spafford's lyrics "It Is Well with My Soul" (1876). Born into simple means, his father was a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Rome Cemetery, Rome, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Kaltenborn, Hans V. 'H.V.' b. July 9, 1878 d. June 14, 1965 Journalist. He was a well-known radio news commentator who made a few cameo appearances in movies, usually as himself. He appeared in the films "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (1951), "The Babe Ruth Story" (1949), and "Mr Smith Goes To Washington" (1939). He also appeared as a panelist on the television series "Who Said That?" in 1954. (Bio by: K) Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Radcliffe, Ann b. July 9, 1764 d. February 7, 1823 Novelist. Famed for her Gothic tales of terror and romance, she was England's best known and highest-paid woman author of her era. The plots of her novels invariably centered on an innocent damsel shut up inside a gloomy castle and menaced by evil men; supernatural elements are introduced and later debunked with rational explanations. "The Mysteries of Udolfo" (1794) was her most popular book. Radcliffe's other Gothic novels are "The Castles of Athlin and Dubayne" (1789), "A Sicilian Romance"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) St George Hanover Square Church, Mayfair, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Vault in the Chapel of Ease
Hairston, Jester Joseph b. July 9, 1901 d. January 18, 2000 Actor, Musician. An arranger, composer, traveling choir leader, actor and story teller, his career took him all over the world. Best remebered for his TV role as Rolly Forbes on the TV show "Amen." The grandson of slaves, he was born in 1901 in Belews Creek, North Carolina. A star athlete in high school and college, he graduated as a Cum Laude music major from Tufts University and then furthered his studies at Julliard School of Music in New York. In 1936 he came to Hollywood with Hall Johnson...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Radiance, Crypt B-13
Hagen, Earle H. b. July 9, 1919 d. May 26, 2008 Composer. He wrote scores for many popular programs from the 1950s to the 1980s, among them "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show", and received an Emmy Award in 1968 for the series "I Spy". Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, he learned to play the trombone at an early age and later toured with bandleaders Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. During the 1940s, he worked for 20th Century Fox as an arranger contributing to numerous musicals and shared an Oscar nomination with...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
Vann, Bernard William b. July 9, 1887 d. October 3, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Rushden, England, he was an ordained Reverend at the start of the war and tried to enter the army as a chaplain. He was unwilling to wait for a chaplain position to become available so he enlisted in the infantry and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1/8 Battalion Sherwood Foresters, British Army. On September 29, 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Vann led his Battalion in an attack against the Germans at Bellenglise and Lehaucourt France. On...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bellicourt British Cemetery, Bellicourt, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France Plot: II.O.1.
Miranda, Soledad b. July 9, 1943 d. August 18, 1970 Spanish actress of the 1960s, born in Seville, niece of singer Paquita Rico. Though she appeared in movies such as "La bella Mimi" (1960), "Las hijas de Elena" (1963), "La familia y uno más" (1965), or "Soltera y madre en la vida" (1969), she is best rememberered for her work in Jesus Franco's horror films, among them "El conde Drácula" (1969) and "Las vampiras" (1970). Soledad died in a car accident in Lisbon at the young age of 27. (Bio by: Alberto Blanco) Cemitério do Lumiar, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Boas, Franz b. July 9, 1858 d. December 21, 1942 Scientist. Helped establish anthropology in the United States on a scientific footing while teaching at Columbia, to the point where many consider him the founder of American professional anthropology. He is noted also for his fieldwork among northwest coast Indians, for his belief that culture, not race, most influences human behavior, and for the accomplishments of his students, among whom were Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict. (Bio by: Rick Watson) Dale Cemetery, Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Wedemeyer, Albert Coady b. July 9, 1897 d. December 17, 1989 United States Army General. He began his military career graduating from the Military Academy West Point, as a Lieutenant in 1919, went on to graduate from the German Army General Staff College, learned German tactical operations and served in Berlin (1936-38). With the advent of Word War II, he returned to Washington D. C. and became the U.S. Military's foremost authority on German tactical operations. In 1943, he was assigned Major General Chief of Staff for Lord Mountbatten, the British...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 30, Lot 595 LH
Sacks, Dr. Oliver Wolf b. July 9, 1933 d. August 30, 2015 Physician, Author. A respected and pioneering neurologist, he shall be best remembered for his numerous popular non-fiction books. Born Oliver Wolf Sacks, he was raised in London as a more-or-less observant Jew, was the child of physician parents, and was drawn to medicine early. Sent to a rural boarding school which he hated during the early years of World War II, after the war he studied at London's St. Paul's School then at Queen's College, Oxford from which he received his M.D. in 1958...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Tadolini, Eugenia b. July 9, 1809 d. July 11, 1872 Opera Singer. A soprano, she was a prima diva of mid-19th Century Europe, called upon to create roughly 20 operatic roles. Raised in a well-off family, she showed early evidence of talent and was sent to Bologna for study with Giovanni Tadolini. In 1827, she married the somewhat older Tadolini, a good friend of the composer Rossini. Tadolini made her professional debut at Florence in 1828; not surprisingly, the works of Rossini were to be a major part of her early career. Besides Rosina in "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Dean (Glosup), Eddie (Edgar) b. July 9, 1907 d. March 4, 1999 Country Music Singer, Actor, Songwriter. He appeared on the Grand Old Oprey stage, starred in 57 movies (mostly "B" westernssuch as "Check Your Guns" and "The Tioga Kid"), wrote the songs "Hillbilly Heaven" and "One Has My Heart The Other Has My Name". He was the recipient of the CMA Pioneer Award, and has a star on the Palm Springs "Walk of Fame". He also was one of the founders and a past Vice President of the Academy of Country Music. (Bio by: Frank Jasinski) Cause of death: Heart and Lung Disease. Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Gethsemane 976 GPS coordinates: 34.1506004, -118.8006516 (hddd.dddd)
Hathaway, Edward W. b. July 9, 1839 d. April 6, 1916 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the USS Sciota prior to the battle of Vicksburg, 28 June 1862. Struck by a bullet which severed his left arm above the elbow, Hathaway displayed exceptional courage as his ship sustained numerous damaging hits from stem to stern while proceeding down the river to fight the battle of Vicksburg." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Radiant Path, Lot 2147
Ehre, Ida b. July 9, 1900 d. February 16, 1989 Austrian-German actress, theatre manager and producer. She studied at the Academy for Music and Theater in Vienna. She gave her first professional performance in 1918 and performed in dozens of European cities.
Born to Austrian Jewish parents,in Nazi Germany, Ms. Ehre was not allowed to work as an actress, and so she helped in the gynaecolological practice of her husband, Dr. Bernhard Heyde (1899–1978), in Böblingen. After the Kristallnacht, she planned to emigrate to Chile with her...[Read More] (Bio by: Holy Grail) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: O 6 , 6 , Gedächtnisfriedhof
Howe Jr., Elias b. July 9, 1819 d. October 3, 1867 Inventor. Born in Spencer, Massachusetts, he was a very mechanical minded youth best noted as the inventor of the modern day sewing machine. He spent his childhood and early adult years in Massachusetts where he worked on a farm, apprenticed in a textile factory. After mill closed in 1837, he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work as a mechanic with the Carding Machinery. In 1838, he apprenticed in the shop of Ari Davis, as a master mechanic in Cambridge, when he seized upon the idea of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section H, Lot 19967/70
Schidlof, Peter b. July 9, 1922 d. August 15, 1987 Musician. Austrian-born muscian, born Hans Schidlof. One of the most famous viola players of all-time he was a founder member of "The Amadeus Quartet" arguably the greatest string quartet of the 20th Century. Amongst the many honours bestowed unto Schidlof was the award of an O.B.E. in 1970, the Austrian Cross of Honour for services to art and science as well as being an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music. (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England