Pearson, John b. January 19, 1825 d. April 18, 1892 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leacroft, near Leeds, England, he served as a Private in the 8th Regiment Light Dragoons, British Army. On June 17, 1858, Private Pearson was part of a small force which attacked the town of Gwalior, India. He charged through the enemy camp with others, under a heavy converging fire, was wounded by a sword-cut and returned with two captured guns. For gallantry in this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by Lieutenant General Sir Henry...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Eastnor Township Cemetery, Eastnor, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
Prince (Upchurch), Jack (Jack Trevathian) b. January 19, 1920 d. January 8, 1994 Actor. Born Jack Trevathian Upchurch, he was trained in singing at an early age and appeared on many Broadway musicals in the early 1950s. In 1954, he broke into the television scene singing on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" and later on the Johnny Carson Show". His other TV credits include "The Buick-Berle Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Nashville Now!" and was most remembered for his role as Rafe Hollister on "The Andy Griffith Show". (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino County, California, USA
O'Keefe, Johnny b. January 19, 1935 d. October 6, 1978 Entertainer. Born in Sydney he was dubbed "Australia's King of Rock and Roll". He had more Top 40 hits than any other Australian recording artist. From 1958 to 1975 he had five number one hits, eight others in the top ten and recorded sixty-five albums. He was the first Australian artist to have a recording contract, the first to have his own national radio show and the first Australian to host his own weekly national television show. His 1959 hit "Shout" is the "Australian Rock-n-Roll National...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Greble, Lieut. John Trout b. January 19, 1834 d. June 10, 1861 Civil War Union Army Officer. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1854. While serving as a Lieutenant commanding a battery of the 2nd United States Regular Artillery, he was shot and killed at the Battle of Big Bethel, Virginia (June 10, 1861), the first land battle of the Civil War. This made him the first Army Officer to die in the conflict. Lieutenant Greble received posthumous brevets up to Lieutenant Colonel. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Marion Section, Lot 95
Bloss, William Clough b. January 19, 1795 d. April 18, 1863 Social Reformer. He was one of the founders of the Anti-Slavery movement and the publisher of the early Civil Rights paper "The Rights of Man". The inscription on his monument gives a fairly accurate account of his life and works: "A Tribune of the People. In 1826 being convinced that the use of spirituous liquors was an evil, he emptied the contents of the bar of his tavern into the canal near this site. He was instrumental in establishing a Temperance Society in every town in this county. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Mount Hope NY) Brighton Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Bogue, Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' b. January 19, 1908 d. June 5, 1994 Cornet player and Comic. Billed as Ish Kabibble, Bogue made a career out of pretending to be what he was not. Sporting an undersize hat and over-size bangs, he played a moronic sidekick to Big Band leader Kay Kyser on the radio and TV hit Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge. He earned his nickname from a comedy performance of the Yiddish song "Isch Ka Bibble" (I Should Worry). The song was popular with the public and people began to call him by its name. Bogue turned from music to selling...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cause of death: Severe Emphysema Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Francois II b. January 19, 1544 d. December 5, 1560 French Monarch. Oldest son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. On April 24. 1558 he married the two years older Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots in the Cathedral Notre Dame –de-Paris. He succeeded his father 14 months later. His mother was overwhelmed by grief and retired for some time to her palace. By this time François was considered to be of age and although he had always been sick and a bit mentally unstable there was no regent appointed for him. He choose the two brothers François...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France, France
Waller, Charlie b. January 19, 1935 d. August 18, 2004 Bluegrass Music Artist. Born in Joinerville, Texas, when he was 10, he moved with his mother to Washington, D.C. There in 1957, he founded the Country Gentlemen, an influential, widely traveled bluegrass band. With his voice, rhythmic soul of modern bluegrass music, singing and playing guitar with the Country Gentlemen he was called the "new-grass revival." During his career, he helped transport bluegrass from the front porches of the Appalachians to college campuses, concert halls and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Brossa, Joan b. January 19, 1919 d. December 30, 1998 Author, Artist. He was born in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. His work embraced every aspect of the arts: cinema, theatre, music, cabaret and even circus. As Poet and Playwright, he is remembered for his works "Poesia Rasa," "Poesia Escènica," "Ball de Sang," "Poemes de Seny i Cabell," "Rua de Llibres," "Cortina de Muralles," "Calç i Rajoles" and "Tercera Divisió." As screenwriter, he worked in the films "Gart," "No Compteu amb els Dits," "Umbracle" and "Cua de Cuc." Also, he was one of the...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Rowlands, Patsy b. January 19, 1931 d. January 22, 2005 Actress. Born in Palmers Green, London, England, she studied acting at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. She appeared in the Carry On Film Series. She is most remembered for her role as Betty, Sid James' neighbor in the British television comedy series,"Bless This House." She appeared on the West End stage in "Into the Woods," Oliver!" "Semi-Detached," "Shut Your Eyes and Think of England," "The Seagull," "The Pied Piper," and "The Wind in the Willows" all in London, England. (Bio by: Genet) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Dexter (Craig), Anthony (Walter Fleischmann) b. January 19, 1913 d. March 27, 2001 Actor. A well known figure in the early 1950s when he landed the starring role in the movie, "Valetino". His uncanny resemblance to the late silent film star propelled him to quick stardom, but his acting career stalled after that and he ended his acting parts in low budget and forgettable movies. He went on to star in a number of other films, including The Brigand (1952), Captain John Smith And Pocahontas (1953); Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954); The Black Pirates (1954); He Laughed Last...[Read More] (Bio by: Joe Walker) Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Talmage, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Nicolson, Nigel b. January 19, 1917 d. September 23, 2004 Author. He was born in London, England to Sir Harold Nicolson and his wife, Lady Victoria "Vita" Sackville-West Nicolson. He also had a brother. Nigel was the author of the 1973 controversial book, The Portrait of A Marriage about the unusual relationship between his parents. His mother inspired one of her lovers, Virginia Woolfe, to write about her in Orlando. Both his parents had mostly gay extramarital affairs but always came back to each other. Nigel said " Both loved people of their own...[Read More] (Bio by: Genet) Sissinghurst Cemetery, Sissinghurst, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England
Hobby, Oveta b. January 19, 1905 d. August 16, 1995 US Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; organized the Women's Army Corps. Oveta Culp was born in Killeen Texas on January 9, 1905. She was brought up with a strong sense of duty by her parents, who promoted in her a conviction in both the law and charity, and studied hard as a child. She received her degree in law from the University of Texas in 1925, and in 1931 married former Texas governor and newspaper publisher William Hobby. Working as an editor on her husband's paper The Houston...[Read More] (Bio by: Screwtape) Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Plot: Section H-3 GPS coordinates: 29.4585304, -95.2316513 (hddd.dddd)
Whitehead, Nancy Dickerson b. January 19, 1927 d. October 18, 1997 Pioneering news person. She published a memoir "Among Those Present" in 1976 covering the Kennedy,Johnson,Nixon and Ford administrations. In 1954 CBS News bureau hired her to produce a radio show called "The Leading Question" she was also an associate producer of "Meet the Press" in 1960. CBS made her it's first female correspondent. From 1963 to 1979 she reported for NBC News. She was the first woman to have a daily news program on network television "Inside Washington" that ran from 1971-1974...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3 Lot 1316-A-LH map grid L/M 18.5
Hadley, Osgood Towns b. January 19, 1838 d. October 5, 1914 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the Union Army in Company E, 6th New Hampshire Veteran Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 30, 1864 near Pegram House, Virginia. His citation reads "As color bearer of his regiment he defended his colors with great personal gallantry and brought them safely out of the action." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Range 1
Herrera, Anthony b. January 19, 1944 d. June 21, 2011 Actor. Educated at the University of Mississippi, he had a B.A. degree in zoology and English literature, when he moved to New York and studied acting in the late 1960s. He was a member of the Will Geer Shakespeare Theater when he made his big screen debut in "Night of Bloody Horror" (1969). He also appeared in the films "Midway"(1976), "Twisted" (1986), "Extreme Justice" (1993) and "Foreign Student" (1994). He was best known as one of daytime television's most intriguing villains in the role...[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!
Karadjordjevic, Tomislav b. January 19, 1928 d. July 12, 2000 Prince of Yugoslavia. He was the second son of King Aleksandar of Yugoslavia and the brother of King Petar II, who was Yugoslavia's last monarch. Tomislav followed in his brother's footsteps and came to England in 1936., for his education, going to Oundle and then on to Clare College, Cambridge. In November 1945, Tito established a communist regime in Yugoslavia and abolished the monarchy. He subsequently banned the Royal Family from returning to the country. Prince Tomislav bought himself a...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Church of St. George (Oplenac), Topola, Sumadija and Western, Serbia Plot: Church crypt
Mynn, Alfred b. January 19, 1807 d. November 1, 1861 Cricketer. He is credited with the invention of cricket pads. He was a hop farmer by trade, but became famous as one of the greatest cricketers of the "round-arm" era. He played first-class cricket for Kent, and was popularly known as "The Lion of Kent". He was an all-rounder, scoring 4,955 runs as a batsman and taking 1036 wickets as a bowler. In 1836 he suffered an ankle injury before a match, and while batting his legs were also badly bruised by the fast-bowler Sam Redgate. He only narrowly...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Thurnham, St Mary the Virgin Church, Thurnham, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard.