McCrory, John G. b. October 11, 1860 d. November 20, 1923 Businessman. He was the founder of the McCrory Five and Ten Cent store chain. Born in East Wheatfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Cumberland County while still a boy. He returned to Johnstown, Pennsylvania at age 18 and began working in retail stores. Four years later, at age 22, he opened at Scottsdale, Indiana County, Pennsylvania the first of what would become hundreds of McCrory chain stores. His stores would come to be considered the second of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Albert Ledoux) Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Hall, Edwin Herbert b. November 7, 1855 d. November 20, 1938 Inventor. Working on his doctoral thesis in Physics in 1879, he discovered that a magnetic field would skew equipotential lines in a current-carrying conductor. His development of a transverse electric field in a solid material such as wire carries an electric current and is placed in a magnetic field to the current. This principle was patented and became known as the "Hall effect" a discovery comparable to the greatest ever for how little was known about electricity at the time. Full details...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Perry, Jim b. November 9, 1933 d. November 20, 2015 American Television Personality. Perry, born James Edward Dooley, was a very popular television personality who was most famous for being the host of two game shows, "Card Sharks" and "Sale of the Century" during the 1970s and 1980s. He started out as a singer working in various areas while under his birth name of Jim Dooley before changing the last name to Perry (his mother's maiden name) when he went to television. Perry was a popular game show host in Canada, hosting several television...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Munson, Lawrence Harry 'Larry' b. September 28, 1922 d. November 20, 2011 Hall of Fame Sports Broadcaster. Longtime voice of Georgia Bulldogs' football (1966 until 2008). He attended Moorehead State Teachers College (Minnesota) and following his service with the US Military during World War II, he chose to embark upon a career in broadcasting. He financed his education at broadcasting school with his discharge pay and experienced his first job at a tiny radio station in Devil's Lake, North Dakota. After several other broadcasting assignments, he ended up in Cheyenne...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Michell, Keith b. December 1, 1926 d. November 20, 2015 Actor. Born Keith Joseph Michell, he appeared in television and motion pictures, and famously played the role of "King Henry VIII" in two television productions. He got his first start in acting in the theater, working both in Australia and England before going into television and film. Michell's first television appearance was in 1951 on the television series "The Black Arrow" and he would go on to appear in numerous series and films such as "The Spread of the Eagle" (1963) and "ITV Play of...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Coverdale, Sgt. Charles Harry b. April 21, 1888 d. November 20, 1955 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award as a result of his actions near Poelcapelle, Belgium on October 4, 1917. Born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, he enlisted in the 11th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, of the British Army after the outbreak of World War I in July 1914. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 4 October 1917 south-west of Poelcapelle, Belgium, when close to the objective, Sergeant Coverdale disposed of three snipers. He then rushed two machine-guns...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
Holubar, Allen b. August 3, 1890 d. November 20, 1923 Producer, Director. Married to actress Dorothy Phillips, the couple formed their own production company with him as the producer/director and her as the leading lady, releasing their films through First National Company. Six months after the release of "Slander the Woman," Holubar fell ill and died of pneumonia while filming what was to be his greatest triumph, “The Human Mill.” (Bio by: TLS) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Secret Gardens, #369
Borchert, Wolfgang b. May 20, 1921 d. November 20, 1947 Author. Considered by many to be one of the leading figures in German post-war literature, the so-called Trümmerliteratur, or "Rubble Literature", which attempted to deal with the lost war and the devastation that resulted. He was from an artistic family and was anti-Nazi from the start, as he refused to attend Hitler Youth meetings. He left school without graduating and took up an apprenticeship with a book seller while studying acting. Shortly after joining an acting company, he was drafted...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: AC 5, 6 - Am Fuß des Hügels
Edmund the Martyr b. 841 d. November 20, 870 (circa) English royalty. King of East Anglia. Crowned at the age of 15, he showed himself a model ruler. In 870, he bravely fought the two Danish invaders who wanted him to renounce his Christian faith. When they returned with increased armies, he tried to avoid a meaningless massacre, and disbanded his troops. On his way to retirement, he was captured. He declared that his religion was dearer to him than his life. After beating him with cudgels, the Danes tied him to a tree, and cruelly tore his flesh...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England
Wilson, Charis b. May 5, 1914 d. November 20, 2009 Model. She was the favorite subject, and for a time the wife, of photographer Edward Weston. Born Helen Charis Wilson (she dropped the "Helen" as her mother had the same name), the child of author Henry Leon Wilson, she was raised by an aunt and great aunt within the San Francisco literary community. Charis earned a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College, but Depression era financial reversals prevented her from accepting it; she worked as a secretary, clerked in her mother's dress shop, was an...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Horn Jr., Thomas 'Tom' b. November 21, 1861 d. November 20, 1903 Horn left school and ran away from an abusive father at an early age. By age 17, he'd been a railroad laborer, wagon and stage coach driver and then a US Army Scout who played a part in the surrender of Geronimo in 1886 by negotiating the terms of surrender with the Apache Chief. In 1888 he became a ranch hand and was Worlds Champion steer wrestler. Soon after that he was a sheriff in Colorado before working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency for 4 years and killing 17 men. In 1894 he was in...[Read More] (Bio by: Phantomht) Cause of death: Death by hanging Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA Plot: In the South-central area of the cemetery, about ten graves in from the southern road GPS coordinates: 40.0074997, -105.2835999 (hddd.dddd)
Bembenek, Lawrencia 'Bambi' b. August 15, 1958 d. November 20, 2010 Crime Figure. Convicted of murdering her husband's ex-wife, Christine Schultz, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 28, 1981. Her story garnered national attention after she escaped from Taycheedah Correctional Institution and was recaptured in Canada, an episode which inspired a TV movie and the slogan "Run, Bambi, Run". Upon winning a new trial, she pled no contest to second-degree murder and was sentenced to time served and ten years probation. Since then, she had sought to have the sentence...[Read More] Cause of death: Liver and kidney failure Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Bauer, John b. June 4, 1882 d. November 20, 1918 Swedish Artist and Illustrator. Acclaimed for describing the world of elves, trolls and the mystique of the Nordic fairy tales. From 1907-1910 and 1912-1915 he illustrated a Swedish annual Christmas book for children, called "Bland tomtar och troll" (Among Elves and Trolls). That title has become synonumous with his pictures more than the contents of the stories. He also illustrated "Great Swedish Fairy Tales." A stormy night in november 1918 he and his family, wife Ester and three year old...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Östra Kyrkogården (The Eastern Cemetery), Jönköping, Jönköpings kommun, Jönköpings län, Sweden Plot: 16 04 06
Tapp, James Anthony b. April 18, 1918 d. November 20, 2004 Canadian Radio and Television Personality, Voice Actor. Tapp was one of Canada's true icons of early radio. A noted broadcaster during the 1950s he helped shape Canada's talk shows of that era. Tapp who began his broadcasting career shortly after World War II went onto play the voice of 'Hercules' on the children's cartoon series, "The Mighty Hercules" in 1963. The cartoon became a classic and is still being shown in reruns around the world. Tapp also hosted or appeared in numerous television...[Read More] Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Thomas, Roy Allen b. March 24, 1874 d. November 20, 1959 Major League Baseball Player. An outstanding Dead-Ball era hitter, he payed with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1899 to 1908 and from 1910 to 1911, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1908, and the Boston Braves in 1909. He led the National League in Bases on Balls for five consecutive years and seven times altogether. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Sunnyside Section, Lot 214
King, James b. May 22, 1925 d. November 20, 2005 Opera Singer. Best remembered for his singing role of Siegmund at London's Royal Opera House opposite soprano Gwyneth Jones in Wagner's Die Walkuere. He made his professional debut as Don Jose in Bizet's Carmen with the San Francisco Opera in 1961 singing the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca at Florence's Teatro della Pergola. He also sang in the German repertory, specializing in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Under the director of legendary conductor Karl Bohm, he sang...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to family.
Poe II., Gen. Bryce b. October 10, 1924 d. November 20, 2000 US Air Force General. He served as the Commander-in-Chief of Air Force Logistics Command (now Air Force Materiel Command) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio from 1978 until 1981. His family moved to Saint Louis, Missouri when he was a young boy and later moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he graduated from Southwest High School. He attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kansas. While at the University of Kansas, he received his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Sec: 30, Site: 490 RH
Tompion, Thomas b. 1638 d. November 20, 1713 Craftsman. Known as "The Father of English Watchmakers", he has been called the finest clockmaker of all time. His timepieces boasted high precision as well as great beauty. Tompion was especially known for watchmaking improvements. It is believed that he worked as a blacksmith until 1664, when he was apprenticed to a London clockmaker. Admitted to the Clockmakers' Company in 1671, he became a master in 1704 and was appointed clockmaker for the new Royal Observatory. Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: The Nave, with Graham GPS coordinates: 51.5000801, -0.1292300 (hddd.dddd)