Aitken, Robert Hope Moncrieff b. February 6, 1826 d. September 18, 1887 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cupar, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, British Indian Army. During the defense of the Residency of Lucknow, India, from June 30 to November 22, 1857, Lieutenant Aitken on many occasions distinguished himself in actions against the enemy. He volunteered to led attacks, captured enemy guns, set fire to the Baillie Guard Gate, plus assaulted and captured the barricaded gateway of the Furreed Buksh Palace. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Andrews Eastern Cemetery, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Locke, Joseph b. August 9, 1805 d. September 18, 1860 Civil Engineer. He was principally associated with railway projects. He was born in Attercliffe, near Sheffield in South Yorkshire. At the age of 18 he was apprenticed to George Stephenson, the railway and locomotve engineer. He graduated to become chief - engineer on the Great Junction Railway, connecting Birmingham and the Liverpool and Manchester line at Newton Junction, via Wovles, Sheffield, Crewe (much of the railway town of Crewe was designed by Locke) and Warrington, including major...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Mills, Albert Leopold b. May 7, 1854 d. September 18, 1916 Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, United States Army General. A 1879 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was posted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st United States Cavalry after graduation. He served on the frontier, alternating between being a cavalry instruction and participating in the conflicts with the Plains Indians. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1889, when the War with Spain began in 1898 he was promoted to a Captain of...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Kurpinski, Karol b. March 6, 1785 d. September 18, 1857 Composer, Conductor. A pioneer of nationalism in Polish music, he was one of his country's most celebrated composers before Chopin. His operas, nearly all on Polish subjects, were very popular in their day and illustrate the transition between the Classical and early Romantic movements. Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski was born in Wloszakowice, Poland, into a musical family. At age 12 he became organist at a local church, and from 1800 to 1808 he was a violinist in the private orchestra of Count...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Prior, Matthew b. July 21, 1664 d. September 18, 1721 Poet. He is best remembered for such quotes as "They talk most who have the least to say," and "The ends must justify the means." His poems show considerable variety and great skill. His best is considered "Alma," an imitation of Samuel Butler, but is considered a delightful piece with easy humor, witty turns of phrase, and numerous allusions. He is considered an epigrammatist of unrivaled ability. Born at Wimborne Minster, East Dorset, England, his father moved the family to London...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Poets Corner, name is on Abraham Cowley's grave marker, actual grave is unmarked [unmarked] GPS coordinates: 51.5000801, -0.1292300 (hddd.dddd)
Steinway, Henry Ziegler b. August 23, 1915 d. September 18, 2008 Piano Manufacturer, Businessman. He was the great-grandson of Heinrich Engelhard Steinway, who established the Steinway Company as the leading piano manufacturer in America in 1853. In 1942, he became a factory manager at his family's company and was president of Steinway & Sons in 1955. He served in that role for more than 20 years and was the last Steinway to run the piano-making company. In 1977, he sold the company to the CBS Corporation for $20.1 million in stocks, but remained as chairman...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Cole, LTC. Robert George b. March 20, 1915 d. September 18, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Carentan, France, on June 11, 1944. His citation reads "Lt. Col. Cole was personally leading his battalion in forcing the last 4 bridges on the road to Carentan when his entire unit was suddenly pinned to the ground by intense and withering enemy rifle, machinegun, mortar, and artillery...[Read More] Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands Plot: Plot B, Row 15, Grave 27
Bromfield, John b. June 11, 1922 d. September 18, 2005 Actor. Born in South Bend, Indiana, he is best remembered for his role as lawman, 'Frank Morgan' in the western television programs, "Sheriff Of Cochise" from 1956 to 1960, and "U.S. Marshall" from 1958 to 1960. Bromfield who mainly portrayed western personalities and soldiers also appeared in over 20 films including, "Sorry, Wrong Number" (1948), "Rope Of Sand" (1949), "The Furies" (1950), "The Cimarron Kid" (1952), "Flat Top" (1952), "Ring Of Fear" (1954), "The Big Bluff" (1955), "Quincannon-...[Read More] Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Secton Col. of Sunlight, (outside), Map 01, Lot 0, Space 271, Property Niche
Reese Sr., Donald Francis b. September 4, 1951 d. September 18, 2003 Professional Football Player. As a player with Jackson State, he was drafted 26th overall in 1974. Reese played for the Miami Dolphins from 1974 to 1976, New Orleans from 1978 to 1980, and the San Diego Chargers in 1981. He played a total of 88 games in his career. He was later inducted into the Jackson State Hall of Fame. Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Coombs, Ernie (Ernest) b. November 26, 1927 d. September 18, 2001 Television Personality. Born Ernest Coombs in Lewiston, Maine, on November 26, 1927, he was considered a true icon of Canadian children's programming. Affectionately know as 'Ernie', Coombs he is best remembered for his role as 'Mr. Dressup' on the Canadian Broadcasting Network's (CBC), long-running children's program by the same name. The show which ran from 1967 to 1996, had Coombs showing children how to draw, make crafts, read stories, entertaining them by dressing up in costumes that he...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes Scattered At His Cottage In Maine
Dempster, George Roby b. September 16, 1887 d. September 18, 1964 Inventor. As a teenager this brilliant but restless young man searched the country seeking his niche. At the age of fourteen he "hoboed" on a train to Virginia where he lied about his age to get a job for a railroad company. At the age of sixteen he got a job on an ocean liner but was fired when it was discovered he was too young. When he was nineteen years old he and his brother went to Panama to get a job building the canal. He is credited with being the first person to use a steam shovel to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Thrift, Syd (Sydnor) G. b. February 25, 1929 d. September 18, 2006 Major League Baseball Executive. In 1949, he began his baseball career as a minor-league pitcher for the New York Yankees. When a injury ended his playing in 1953, he remained in the Yankee system as a scout. From 1957 to 1967, he was scouting supervisor and training instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was the director of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy from 1969 to 1972. He was chief scout executive for the Oakland A's 1973 and 1974, then left baseball to sell real estate in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA
Reynolds, Joseph Smith b. November 3, 1839 d. September 18, 1911 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Reynolds enlisted in the Union Army on October 19, 1861 at the age of twenty-three with a high school education. He rose through the ranks of the 64th Illinois Infantry Regiment and the Yates Sharpshooters from second lieutenant to first lieutenant, captain, major, and lieutenant colonel. He fought in seventeen Civil War battles, was wounded three times, and took part in Sherman's March to the Sea. On July 11, 1865, he was breveted brigadier general "...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Plot: Ridge Section, Lot 403
Sabol, Steve b. October 2, 1942 d. September 18, 2012 Filmmaker, Sports Figure. Along with his father Ed Sabol, he founded NFL Films. He served as president of NFL Films from 1985 until his death. He majored in Art while attending Colorado College and earned a spot as a fullback on their football squad. When his father landed the assignment to film the 1962 NFL Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, Steve was called home from Colorado to assist (Steve served as a cameraman). The idea of filming a live sporting event...[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!
Bacon, James b. May 12, 1914 d. September 18, 2010 Columnist, Author, Actor. Born James Richard Hughes Bacon, the son of a journalist, he studied at the University of Notre Dame and Syracuse University from where he received his degree in Journalism; he began his career initially as an intern with the South Bend News-Times, before joining the Associated Press. Following service in the US Navy during World War II, Bacon resumed at the AP in Chicago, relocating to the Los Angeles bureau in 1948, covering Hollywood and befriending many film...[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!
Wistar, Isaac Jones b. November 14, 1827 d. September 18, 1905 Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer and prospector in California, when he returned to his home state to enlist in the Union Army. There he raised a group of volunteers and was elected Captain of a unit in the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry. Promoted Colonel of the 71st Pennsylvania in November 1861, he participated in the Peninsular Campaign, Battle of Seven Pines and was wounded at the Battle of Antietam. After healing from his wounds, he was promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA