Watkins, Travis Earl b. September 5, 1920 d. September 3, 1950 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Master Sergeant in Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Yongsan, Korea, on August 31-September 3, 1950. His citation reads "M/Sgt. Watkins distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. When an overwhelming enemy force broke...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Gladewater Memorial Park, Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas, USA Plot: Section D, Lot 25, Grave 7 GPS coordinates: 32.5558014, -95.0018997 (hddd.dddd)
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
Crocker, Ulric Lyona b. September 5, 1843 d. February 2, 1913 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Vergennes, Ohio, he served as a Private in Company M, 6th Michigan Cavalry, Union Army. On October 19, 1864, during actions against Confederate forces at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, when Private Crocker's company overrun an enemy position he captured the flag of 18th Georgia Infantry. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 26, 1864. He died at age 69 in Medora, Illinois. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Medora Cemetery, Jersey County, Illinois, USA
Wisden, John b. September 5, 1826 d. April 5, 1884 English cricketer. Born at Brighton, the son of a builder who died when the boy was in his teens, Wisden began his cricket career whilst helping the wicket-keeper, Tom Box, to run his pub. He made his debut for Sussex aged only eighteen, and went on to average ten wickets a game. In the second innings of the South v North game at Lord's in 1850, he clean-bowled all ten wickets. His greatest achievements as a batsman were in 1850, when he scored 100 against Kent at Tunbridge Wells, and in 1855...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, 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
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!
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
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
Date (Masamune), Masamune (Date) Tojiro b. September 5, 1567 d. August 24, 1636 Japanese Samurai Leader. Date, who lost his right eye due to smallpox during his childhood, affectionately became known as the "one-eyed dragon" for his valor in battle. He established a dynasty that earned him recognition as one of the three most powerful feudal lords during the shogun period. In addition to his military skills and progressive administration, he was also an artist and a scholar open to new ideas. His mausoleum was burned during bombing raids in 1945 and was reconstructed...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: oesophagical cancer Zuihoden Mausoleum, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Russell, Milton F. b. September 5, 1836 d. July 2, 1908 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Indiana, he served as Captain and commander of Company A, 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. He was awsrded his CMOH for his bravery in action at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee on December 29, 1862. His citation reads "Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers...[Read More] (Bio by: G.Photographer) San Francisco Columbarium, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Plot: Ground Floor
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.
Bolton, Chester Castle b. September 5, 1882 d. October 29, 1939 US Congressman. Elected to represent Ohio's 22nd District in the United States House of representatives, he served from 1929 to 1937, and in 1939. He also served as a Member of the Ohio State Senate from 1923 to 1928. (Bio by: K) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
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
Buetel (Higgins), Jack (Warren) b. September 5, 1915 d. June 27, 1989 Actor. He is best remembered as a western actor in both film and television. He was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to Los Angeles, California in the late 1930s to pursue a film career. He found a job as an insurance clerk and was soon noticed by an agent and was signed in 1941 by film producer Howard Hughes to play the lead role of Billy the Kid in "The Outlaw" (released in 1943), which also featured another newcomer Jane Russell. In 1951 he appeared in "Best of the Badmen," his first film...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Wilhelm's Portland Memorial, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Plot: Mausoleum JS2 Tier 3 Vault 10
Hassett, John Aloysius b. September 5, 1911 d. August 23, 1997 Major League Baseball Player. Outfielder and first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1936-1938, the Boston Bees from 1939-1941 and the New York Yankees in 1942. He played in the World Series that year that lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in three games and got three hits scoring one run and driving in two. In his career, he batted .292 with 1,026 hits and 12 home runs. (Bio by: Robert) Garden of Memories Cemetery and Mausoleum, Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA