Decoteau, Alex b. November 19, 1887 d. October 30, 1917 Olympic Athlete. A native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, he was known as 'The Champion Runner of Alberta.' Born of Aboriginal descent he was considered one of Canada's best distance runners of his time, becoming an Olympic athlete, first police officer in the Province of Alberta, and a War Hero all before his 30th birthday. At a very young age he turned to sports, and excelled mainly in running while attending school. He later moved to Alberta to live with his sister and her husband, a...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Plot: XI. A. 28.
Devereux, Robert b. November 19, 1566 d. February 25, 1601 Earl of Essex. Royal Favorite. Born the son of Walter Devereux, first Earl of Essex, and his wife, Lettice Knollys, at Netherwood, Herefordshire, England. He was nine when he inherited the earldom on his father's death. At twelve he attended Trinity College, Cambridge. His mother's second husband was the Earl of Leicester who was a favorite of Queen which placed young Essex in good position for a career at court. Essex was presented at court in 1584, and within three years became himself a...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Sunday, Billy b. November 19, 1862 d. November 6, 1935 The Baseball Evangelist. He was born in Ames, Iowa, to a father who was a Union soldier and died a month after Billy's birth. Extreme poverty forced his mother to place him in an orphanage. While playing for a local baseball team, he was invited to play for the old Chicago Whitestockings later becoming the Cubs. A fast runner, he stole 95 bases in one season. His professional career found him also playing for teams in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia before converting to Christianity. Billy...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Lot 106, Section 32 GPS coordinates: 41.8666611, -87.8214035 (hddd.dddd)
Winslow, John Ancrum b. November 19, 1811 d. September 29, 1873 Civil War Union Rear-Admiral. Spent much of his Civil War career chasing after Rebel Raphael Semmes and his raider 'Alabama'. Winslow had entered the navy in 1827 and by the time of the firing on Fort Sumter was a lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain on July 16, 1862, and given command of the U.S.S. 'Kearsarge'. He finally caught up with the 'Alabama' and Semmes in 1864 just outside of Cherbourg harbor in France. The raider had taken sanctuary there for repair work and refueling. Setting up a...[Read More] (Bio by: Larry Chenault) Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Orange Path
Tinning, Jonathan b. November 19, 1979 d. March 24, 1980 Victim of infanticide. One of nine siblings murdered by their mother, Mary Beth Tinning. She got away with it for years, using SIDS as a ruse. Finally caught , she was convicted in July of 1987 and sentenced to twenty years to life. She is still incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY. The case is the subject of a 1989 book by Joyce Egginton entitled "From Cradle to Grave." Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Johnston, Donald Ray b. November 19, 1947 d. March 21, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Johnston distinguished himself while serving as a mortarman with Company D, at a fire support base in Tay Ninh Province. Sp4c. Johnston's company was in defensive positions when it came under a devastating rocket and mortar attack. Under cover of the bombardment, enemy sappers broke through the defensive perimeter and began hurling...[Read More] Fort Benning Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Hunter, Joe (Joseph E.) b. November 19, 1927 d. February 3, 2007 Pianist. A three-time Grammy winner with the Funk Brothers, Motown Records' first in-house session band. Hunter's keyboard work was featured on several of Motown's chart-topping hits, including Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" and "Come and Get These Memories", and Marvin Gaye's "Pride and Joy". He and the other Funk Brothers were featured in a documentary, "Standing In the Shadows of Motown". Its soundtrack won Hunter and the Funk Brothers two Grammy awards in 2003, which were...[Read More] (Bio by: GoldBootGA) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Utley, Garrick b. November 19, 1939 d. February 20, 2014 Television Journalist. A longtime anchor for "NBC News," he covered the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia the 1973 Yom Kippur war, interviewed the Nazi leader Albert Speer in 1976, reported on the Cold War from Berlin and Moscow, interviewed the dissident physicist Andrei D. Sakharov in 1987 as he emerged from years of internal exile, covered the summit of US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail S. Gorbachev in 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall that same year and the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
von Willich, August b. November 19, 1810 d. January 22, 1878 Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A former Prussian Army officer, he recruited German immigrants in Ohio at outbreak of the Civil War and was appointed Colonel of the 32nd Indiana. An innovative officer, he constructed of special wagons to speed up troop movement in combat conditions. Leading the 32nd Indiana, he gained nationwide recognition for actions against the Confederates at Shiloh, Stone's River, Chickamauga and Siege of Chattanooga. Promoted Brigadier General in July 1862, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Elm Grove Cemetery, Saint Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 42
Haza, Ofra b. November 19, 1957 d. February 23, 2000 Acclaimed Singer. Fondly remembered as one of Israel's greatest singers. Ofra came from Hatikva, a poor part of Tel Aviv. From there she rose to be one of Israel's few International known singers. In 1983, she represented Israel in the Eurovision song contest. The song "Chai" was awarded second place. She also performed at the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize award presentation in Oslo, Norway. Ofra had a great hit with the song "Im Nin Alu." Her album 'Shaday' sold over a million copies world wide. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Phil) Yarkon Cemetery, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Galli-Curci, Amelita b. November 19, 1882 d. November 26, 1963 Opera Singer. She was one of the leading coloratura sopranos of the 20th Century's Golden Age of Singing. She was "discovered" by Mascagni, sang opposite Caruso, Gigli and many others before a throat tumor forced her retirement from singing in the 1930's. Her voice on 78 rpm recordings served as a role model for the young coloratura soprano Beverly Sills. Galli-Curci studied voice with Enrico Rosati and Estelle Liebling. Cause of death: Complications of respiratory failure Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Roosevelt, Quentin [cenotaph] b. November 19, 1897 d. July 14, 1918 United States Army Officer. Youngest son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I, he was killed when his Nieuport 28 aircraft was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918. German soldiers placed a crude cross over his grave, near the rural French village of Chamery, near Reims. The grave subsequently underwent some revisions and was treated as a pilgrimage site by admiring US and French citizens. On July 12...[Read More] Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Roosevelt, Lieut. Quentin b. November 19, 1897 d. July 14, 1918 United States Army Officer. Youngest son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I, he was killed when his Nieuport 28 aircraft was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918. German soldiers placed a crude cross over his grave, near the rural French village of Chamery, near Reims. The grave subsequently underwent some revisions and was treated as a pilgrimage site by admiring US and French citizens. On July 12...[Read More] Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: Plot D, Row 28, Grave 46
Monaghan, Patrick H. b. November 19, 1843 d. October 22, 1917 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company F, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads "Recapture of colors of 7th New York Heavy Artillery." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Josephs Cemetery, Girardville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Lee, Michael b. November 19, 1969 d. November 24, 2008 Musician. Born Michael Gary Pearson, he was renowned for his fast, precise and aggressive drumming style. Lee toured and recorded with many of rock music's elite, including Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Bryan Adams and Lenny Kravitz, and is credited as a co-writer on every song on Robert Plants' album Fate of Nations" (1993). He also played drums with a number of influential bands such as Echo & The Bunnymen, Thin Lizzy, The Quireboys, Little Angels, and The Cult, and had a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Case, Henry b. November 19, 1823 d. March 12, 1884 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He began his Civil War service in the 14th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving as a Captain. He was then promoted first to Major of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, then to Colonel and commander of the 129th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 16, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, and for distinguished services at the battle of Smith's...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section 5, Lot 12 GPS coordinates: 41.5386391, -72.0901413 (hddd.dddd)
Carroll (Lahiff), Nancy (Ann Veronica) b. November 19, 1903 d. August 6, 1965 Actress. She began her career on Broadway in Musical Revue. Among her films "Easy come, easy go" (1928), "The shopworn angel" (1928), "Illusion" (1929), "The Devil's Holliday" (1930), "Night Angel" (1931), "Broken Lullaby" (1932), "Woman Accused" (1933), "Jealousy" (1934) and "That Certain Age" (1938). She also appeared in TV series "The Aldrich Family" and "The Egg and I". (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA Plot: Sec 35, Lot Q, Range 10, Grave 14/15 (3rd)
Audley, Eleanor b. November 19, 1905 d. November 25, 1991 Actress. Appeared on stage, in motion pictures, and on television from the 1940s to the 1960s. A familiar character actress, she appeared in a large number of classic TV series, including "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Beverly Hillbillies," and "Green Acres." Also a chilling villainess of the Walt Disney canon, Eleanor's distinctive voice lent withering evil to Maleficent in "Sleeping Beauty" and the Stepmother in "Cinderella. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Respiratory failure Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Kedron 10, L-7191, space 4