Dietz, SSGT. Robert H. b. January 22, 1921 d. March 29, 1945 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army in Company A, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 29, 1945 at Kirchain, Germany. His citation reads "He was a squad leader when the task force to which his unit was attached encountered resistance in its advance on Kirchain, Germany. Between the town's outlying buildings 300 yards distant...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA Plot: Crescent 6 Section, Lot 2
Verde Rubio, Ricardo b. July 23, 1876 d. March 29, 1954 Artist. He was born in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana. In 1906, he moved to London and Paris, during three months, where he painted "Le Moulin de la Gallete," "Panneau de Paris," "Zola" and "El Soplo de las Musas." During Spanish Civil War, he was member of the Alliance of Antifascist Intelectuals, and he participated in the International Exhibition of Paris in 1937, with his works "Retrato de Manuel Azaña" and "España Victoria." After the war, he suffered the repression of Franco's...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Provincia de València, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Section 7-Right. Niche 377. Row 4.
Wilson, Edward Adrian b. July 23, 1872 d. March 29, 1912 Explorer. A native of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, he was also a naturalist, ornithologist, and physician. Educated at Cheltenham College, Cambridge University and later Gonville and Caius College, he first took part in British Explorations to the Antarctica from 1901 to 1904, as part of Sir Robert Falcon Scott's expedition team, on board the "Discovery". On that expedition Wilson served as Scott's Junior Surgeon and Zoologist. He was later asked by explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Body lost or destroyed, froze to death
Cochran Jr., Johnnie L. b. October 2, 1937 d. March 29, 2005 Legal Figure. He was best known for successfully defending Football star O.J. Simpson from 1994 to 1995 on double homicide charges as part of Simpson's "Dream Team." Cochran, who originally was from Shreveport, Louisiana, moved to Los Angeles, California, at a young age with his family. Cochran was a graduate of UCLA and received his law degree from Loyola Marymount University. Although he is best known for defending celebrities such as Simpson, Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, and Michael Jackson, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: John Patton) Cause of death: Brain tumor Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Chapel Of Honor, Crypt 1202
Victor, Alexander F. b. June 20, 1878 d. March 29, 1961 Inventor. In the summer of 1897, he immigrated to New Jersey, rented a vacant store and operated two melodrama film companies. In 1908, he went to work at Edison Laboratories and developed a motorized washing machine for the White Lily Washing Machine Company of Davenport, Iowa. With his interest more in film reproduction, he pioneered ideas for motion-picture equipment using images on discs. Obtaining funding from the White Lily Company, he formed the New Victor Animato-Graph Company that...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Swift, Gustavus Franklin b. June 24, 1839 d. March 29, 1903 Businessman, Meat Packing Magnate. He is credited with the development of the first practical ice-cooled railroad car which allowed his company to ship dressed meats to all parts of the country and even abroad. He was born the 2nd son of a farmer where they raised and butchered cattle, hogs, and sheep. He took little interest in a formal education and left school after the 8th grade and began working at his older brother's butcher shop. In 1855, at the age of 16, he started a butcher business...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Gustav III (Gustaf) b. January 13, 1746 d. March 29, 1792 Swedish Monarch. Born in Stockholm, the eldest son of the future King Adolph Frederick and Queen Louise Ulrica. He was betrothed to Princess Sophia Magdalene of Denmark when he was five and married her fifteen years later, in 1766. He was an intelligent and cultured advocate of the Enlightenment and a Francophile; though not highly educated, he was extremely well read and multilingual. He succeeded to the throne in 1771 after the sudden death of his father. Unhappy with the Crown's subjugation...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Riddarholmskyrkan (Riddarholm Church), Riddarholmen, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Barnes, Florence Loentine 'Pancho' b. July 14, 1901 d. March 29, 1975 Aviation Pioneer. Born in San Marino, California, into the prominent Lowe family. Her grandfather, family scion Thaddeus Lowe, was appointed Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army Balloon Corps by President Lincoln during the Civil War and is considered the founding father of the United States Air Force. Under his tutelage, Barnes at an early age learnt horseback riding, camping and hunting along with the more genteel pursuits of dancing and needlework befitting a budding society lady. Despite her...[Read More] (Bio by: Richard Arthur Fenner) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Her son Bill scattered her ashes out of an airplane over her ranch
Graham, George b. 1758 d. March 29, 1826 Revolutionary War North Carolina Militia Major General. He served throughout the Revolutionary War. He was among the Mecklenburg Patriots, who, along with those from Rowan County, were some of the War's most hostile forces. In 1780, he was among the 12 (or 14) Patriots who fought back a force of 400 British soldiers at McIntyre's Farm. The incident became known as the "Battle of The Hornets." Charlotte then took the nickname "The Hornet’s Nest," a name it still uses to this day. Graham...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Old Settlers Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Gillum, William McKinley 'Jazz' b. September 11, 1904 d. March 29, 1966 Musician. Born in Indianola, Mississippi, he was a blues singer harmonica player known as "Jazz Gillum". In 1923, he went to Chicago, where he worked as a studio musician and played with Big Bill Broonzy. During the 1930s to 1940, he recorded more then 65 sides for Bluebird label to include "I'm That Man Down in the Mine", "Swingtime", "Me and My Buddy" and "I Want You By My Side". After serving in the US Army during World War II, he went right back to playing and recording for Bluebird. During...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Sec. SS, Row 24, Gr. 12
Newton, William Ellis b. June 8, 1919 d. March 29, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Flight Lieutenant in the 22nd Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. Leading an air attack at Salamauoa, New Guinea, March 16, 1943, Flight Lieutenant Newton flew through heavy enemy fire and was hit repeatedly. In spite of this he continued dropping bombs from low level on buildings and fuel dumps and managed to get his damaged aircraft back to base. On March 18, 1943, he returned to the target, bombed a single building, his aircraft...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lae War Cemetery and Memorial, Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Twiggs, Gen. John b. June 5, 1750 d. March 29, 1816 American Revolutionary War General. At the start of the Revolution, he was a Captian in the Georgia Militia and was later promoted to Colonel. Promoted Brigadier General in August 1781, he fought in the Georgia Campagin and was wounded at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina. In September 1791, he was promoted Major General and continued to serve in the military after the Revolution. He was also appointed Justice of the Peace for Burke County, Georgia 1782 and as a member of the State Senate in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Twiggs Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Williams (Goreed), Joe (Joseph) b. December 12, 1918 d. March 29, 1999 Singer. Born Joseph Goreed in Cordele, Georgia, he was baritone vocalist singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs and jazz standards. He began performing as a vocalist in Chicago, singing solo at formal events with local bands and had his first real break in 1938, singing on the National Radio Broadcast. During the 1940s, he toured the country with the Tic Toc Club and recorded for Blue Lake Records. In 1954, he was hired as the male vocalist for the Count Basie Orchestra and remained...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Palm Memorial Park (Green Valley), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Waller, Leslie Elson b. April 1, 1923 d. March 29, 2007 Author. He began his writing career at the Chicago Sun-Times as a crime reporter. His first published novel was "Three Day Pass" (1944), followed by more than 54 novels, non-fiction books and illustrated science texts. Several of his works appeared on the New York Times best-seller list, including "The Banker", "The Family", "The Swiss Account", "Mafia Wars", "The American", and "Embassy". He also wrote novelizations of movies under the name Patrick Mann. Among them are "Dog Day...[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!
De Charbonnel, Armand-Francois-Marie b. December 1, 1802 d. March 29, 1891 Religious Leader. A native of Monistrol-sur-Loire, France, de Charbonnel served as the Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, from 1850 until he resigned in 1860. A member of a noted French noble family, he was the first French and non-English priest to hold that post. Ordained a Priest of the Order of friars Minor Capuchin in 1825, de Charbonnel immigrated to Canada in 1839. He served as a priest in Montreal soon after arriving, but then went to Toronto in 1847. After his resignation in 1860, de...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Capuchin Monastery, Crest, Departement de la Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France
Durrant, Alfred Edward b. November 4, 1864 d. March 29, 1933 British Victoria Cross Recipient. He was born at St. James's in Westminster, and served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own.) During the Second Boer War, on August 27, 1900 at Bergendal, near Johannesburg, a corporal, who had been wounded, rose from his prone position and started to run towards the enemy. Private Durrant pulled him down and tried to keep him quiet; this proved impossible, so he carried him back for two hundred yards, under heavy fire, to...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Tottenham Cemetery, Tottenham, London Borough of Haringey, Greater London, England Plot: 221