Forbes, John b. September 5, 1707 d. March 11, 1759 British Army Officer. Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1710 or 1719, Forbes served as a Brigadier General or Commander in His Majesty's forces during the French and Indian Wars. He commanded the 1757 expedition against Fort Duquesne. Along the way to the fort he built "Forbes Road" a wagon road that cut across the Alleghenies and was later a chief highway of Western immigration. In 1758 the French surrendered to Forbes and the settlement of Fort Duquesne was later changed to Fort Pitt, which is...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Inside the Church.
Wyatt, Pvt. George Harry b. September 5, 1886 d. January 22, 1964 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award in November 1915 for his actions as a lance corporal in the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards, of the British Army on 25-26 August 1914 at Landrecies, France during the early stage of World War I. Born in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, he enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in November 1904 at the age of 18 and served for four years, with over two of those years in Egypt. Following his discharge in November 1908 he joined the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St John Churchyard, Cadeby, Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Miles, Buddy b. September 5, 1947 d. February 26, 2008 Musician. Born George Allen Miles Jr., he was a drummer and vocalist who performed with some of the greatest names in music for over four decades. He was best known for his collaboration with guitarist Jimi Hendrix and bassest Billy Cox for the group "Band of Gypsys" in 1969. He was a founding member of the 1960s band "Electric Flag" and fronted his own group, "The Buddy Miles Express" which had the hit single "Them Changes". During his career he recorded more than 70 albums and performed with...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart failure Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska
Fergusson, Robert b. September 5, 1750 d. October 16, 1774 Poet. As one of Scotland's greatest poets, his works became a major influence and inspiration to Scottish poet Robert Burns. He was born on September 5, 1750 at Cap and Feather Close, near Edinburgh, Scotland, the youngest of three surviving children. His father was employed as a copying clerk. He received his formal schooling at Edinburgh's Royal High School and the High School of Dundee, Scotland. In 1765 he was enrolled at the University of Saint Andrews in Fife, Scotland where he began...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Canongate Churchyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Delmar, Kenny b. September 5, 1910 d. July 14, 1984 Radio and Television Cartoon Actor. He is best remembered for creating the windbag character 'Senator Beauregard Claghorn' on the Fred Allen's radio program "Allen's Alley" and it became a primary inspiration for the Warner Brothers cartoon character 'Foghorn Leghorn'. Born Kenneth Frederick Fay Howard on September 5, 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts, he moved to New York City, New York as an infant after his parents separated. His mother, Evelyn Delmar, was a vaudevillian who toured the country...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Lajoie, Napoleon 'Larry' b. September 5, 1874 d. February 7, 1959 Baseball Hall of Famer. Considered by many to be the greatest hitter prior to Ty Cobb. Lajoie played 21 seasons for the Philadelpia Phillies, Philadelphia A's and Cleveland Indians. He played in 2,480 games accumulation 3,242 hits, 83 home runs, and 1,599 runs batted in. His career batting average was .338. He led the league in batting average five times and four time in hits. He was a versitile player in the field and while playing the large majority of his games at second base he also played...[Read More] (Bio by: Reddfamilyhistory) Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA Plot: Section A, Lot 70, Space 4
Hackett, James K. b. September 5, 1869 d. November 8, 1926 Actor. A classical stage actor, director, and silent film star, Hackett played the dual leading roles in the 1913 film version of "The Prisoner of Zenda". The son of the celebrated American Shakespearean actor, James H. Hackett, who had been a favorite of both Davy Crockett and Abraham Lincoln, he was born in Wolfe Island, Canada, and had initially studied law at the City College of New York. His outstanding acting talent soon became evident in college theatricals, however, and he embarked on a...[Read More] (Bio by: Nikita Barlow) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Myosotis Plot, Sections 82, 83
Soderbaum, Kristina b. September 5, 1912 d. February 12, 2001 Actress. Called the "Drowned Girl of the Reich" for her numerous onscreen suicides by drowning, she is remembered as a longtime star of the German cinema and as the blonde Aryian ideal of several of Dr. Joseph Goebbels' propoganda films from the Nazi era. The child of a distinguished academic, she was raised in Stockholm but relocated to Berlin to study theatre following her parents' deaths in 1933. Kristina made her silver screen debut in the 1933 "Hur behandlar du din hand?" then had a number...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Seeshaupt (Gemeindefriedhof), Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Cindric, Ann 'Cindy' b. September 5, 1922 d. December 18, 2010 Professional Baseball Player. A right handed pitcher, she spent part of three seasons in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Rasised in western Pennsylvania, she was signed by the Muskegon Lassies in 1948 but had her season cut short by finger injuries. In 1949 she moved with the team to Illinois where they became the Springfield Sallies; she was to pitch in 1949 and again in 1950 and had a 3 win 2 loss record with a .231 batting average when her season and career were...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Saint Marys Cemetery, Cecil, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Shuster, Frank b. September 5, 1916 d. January 13, 2002 Comedian. He is best known as the quieter half of the Canadian comedy duo "Wayne (Johnny Wayne) and Shuster," who appeared on Canadian radio and television for over 5 decades, and was probably the most successful show business partnership in Canadian history. They would often base their comic sketches on contemporary events, trends and television programs. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of a movie projectionist who reportedly learned to read by watching movie screens. He and...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Holy Blossom Memorial Park, Scarborough, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Orth, Albert Lewis b. September 5, 1872 d. October 8, 1948 Major League Baseball Player. Nickname "Smiling Al" and "The Curveless Wonder", he began pitching with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1895 until 1901. He went to the Washington Senators for the 1902 and into the 1903 season when he was traded to the New York Highlanders. His winningest season was with the Highlanders in 1906 with 27 wins which led the league that season. Over his 15 year career, he went 204-189 and completed 324 of the 394 games he started with 31 shutouts. (Bio by: Robert) Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
Anderson Jr., Alexander b. September 5, 1920 d. October 22, 2010 Cartoonist. Best remembered as the creator of the cartoon characters "Rocky and Bullwinkle". In 1938 he began his career in animation working with his uncle Paul Terry at New York's Terrytoons, the studio that turned out "Mighty Mouse", "Heckle and Jeckle", and other theatrical shorts. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, he returned to Terrytoons to work full time in 1946. Anderson pitched the idea of producing cartoons for the budding television market, but when Terry rejected it...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: 67G
Thomas, Frank b. September 5, 1913 d. September 8, 2004 Legendary Disney Animator. In 1934, he joined Walt Disney Studios and quickly rose through the artistic ranks. He did his first animation for the short "Mickey's Elephant" in 1936 and another Mickey Mouse short, "The Brave Little Tailor," in 1938. Although he did noteworthy animation in various shorts, he is primarily known for his work on the Disney features, starting with his animation of the Seven Dwarfs in "Snow White." He shared the animation of the title characters in "Pinocchio" 1940 and...[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!
Meyerbeer (Beer), Giacomo (Jakob) b. September 5, 1791 d. May 2, 1864 Composer. He was the most celebrated creator of French grand opera. This style emphasized lavish spectacle and stagecraft, often at the expense of musical and dramatic quality. By sheer talent Meyerbeer managed to overcome many of the ludicrous conventions of the genre, but his grand operas have vanished from the repertory and are rarely performed today. They are "Robert le Diable" (1831), "Les Huguenots" (1836), "Le Prophete" (1849), and "L'africaine" (premiered 1865, after his death)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Jüdischer Friedhof Prenzlauer Berg, Prenzlauer Berg, Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Tolar, Charlie (Charles Guy) b. September 5, 1937 d. April 29, 2003 Professional football player. He was one of the best known players in the early days of the American Football League. Nicknamed the "Human Bowling Ball," the 5-foot-5 running back played with the Houston Oilers from 1960 until 1966. Tolar played his college ball at Northwestern State where he set scoring records that stood for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. (Bio by: Ron Moody) Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Leverette, William L. b. September 5, 1913 d. April 7, 2003 World War II American Fighter Ace. As a major in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, he was one of only two American pilots to shoot down seven aircraft in a single encounter with the enemy. He ended the war with a total of eleven victories, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. (Bio by: Dennis Alan Deel) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 66, Site 4242-A