Jouett, James Edward b. February 7, 1826 d. September 30, 1902 Civil War Union Naval Officer. As a Naval officer, he served in the Mexican War and was distinguised as captain of the "USS Metacomet". During the Civil War, he was in command of Admiral David G. Farragut's flagship "USS Hartford" during the Union naval operations against Mobile Bay, Alabama in August 1864. It was to him that Admiral Farragut exclaimed "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead" after Confederate underwater mines sunk his lead ironclad, the monitor "USS Tecumseh". (Bio by: Laurie) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 1, Site 85-A
DaCosta, Jacob Mendez b. February 7, 1833 d. September 11, 1900 Medical Pioneer. He was the first to identify what has become known as "post traumatic stress disorder". He studied at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received postgraduate education in Paris, France and Vienna, Austria. Returning from Europe, he began practicing and teaching in Philadelphia. During the Civil War, he served as assistant surgeon in the Union Army. He studied what he called "irritable heart" in soldiers; the research was profound in clinical medicine...[Read More] (Bio by: rjschatz) Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
King, Earl b. February 7, 1934 d. April 17, 2003 Musician. A R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist, he was born Earl Silas Johnson IV, in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1934. In 1953 he met Guitar Slim at the Club Tijuana where the two became good friends. Also that year he signed on with the Wax Record Label and released the song, "Have You Gone Crazy" for Savoy. In 1954 on the advice of his record promoter he changed his name to Earl King, and signed with the Specialty Record Label the same year and released, "A Mother's Love." He began being...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Louis Cemetery Number 2, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Cooper, Wilma Lee b. February 7, 1921 d. September 13, 2011 Musician. Called the "First Lady of Bluegrass", she was a longtime star of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Raised in central West Virginia, she took to music early and was a part of her family's gospel group The Leary Family from her teens. Following her 1939 marriage to Dale "Stoney" Cooper she toured as 'Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper' performing both country and Christian songs while simultaneously earning a degree from Davis and Elkins College. In 1947 the pair began appearing on WWVA, Wheeling...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.1176491, -86.7650986 (hddd.dddd)
Ousley, Curtis 'King' b. February 7, 1934 d. August 13, 1971 R & B Musician. A saxophonist, he was one of the most popular session musicians of the 1950s and 1960s, playing with many Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Duane Allman. He wass known as the "King of R&B Saxophone". He played the famous sax solos on The Coasters "Yakety-Yak" and Aretha Franklin's "Respect". He had hits under his own name also, "Soul Twist" (1961), "Soul Serenade" (1964), and "Memphis...[Read More] Pinelawn Memorial Park, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA Plot: Mausoleum, West Gallery of Forsythia Court
Greenspoon, Jimmy b. February 7, 1948 d. March 11, 2015 American Musician and Composer. Greenspoon, who was the son of silent screen actress Mary O'Brien, will best be remembered as a member and keyboard player for the band, Three Dog Night. He attended Beverly Hills High School and studied at the LA Conservatory of Music. In 1963, he and future Academy Award-winning producer, Michael Lloyd, had their first chart success with the surf group, The New Dimensions. In the 1960's, he played regularly in clubs on the Sunset Strip in the bands Sound of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Maxwell, Obadiah Craig b. February 7, 1837 d. December 5, 1871 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. After the outbreak of the Civil war, he entered the Union Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a three-month enlistment unit. When a vacancy occurring by the resignation of Lieutenant P. S. Turner, he was then promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He obtained a Captain’s commission on August 31, 1861, and re-enlisted hen more men were called into service and was assigned to the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry as the commander of it’s Company B...[Read More] (Bio by: Beverly) Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon (Warren County), Warren County, Ohio, USA Plot: Old Section, Lot 59
Durham, James R. b. February 7, 1833 d. August 6, 1904 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Second Lieutenant in Company E, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at the 2nd Battle of Winchester, Virginia, on June 14, 1863. His official CMOH citation reads simply "Led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded". His Medal was awarded to him on March 6, 1890. He was one of five 12th West Virginia soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war (...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 1435
Baughman, Fred Hubbard b. February 7, 1926 d. January 26, 2004 US Navy Rear Admiral. Baughman attended high school in Michigan City, Indiana where he was the class valedictorian. He received his appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1944 and graduated in 1947, the last wartime three year class and was commissioned Ensign on June 6, 1947. He elected to pursue aviation and entered flight training and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator on March 31, 1950. He was assigned to Squadron VP-22 and now a Lieutenant JG flew 100 combat patrols in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Saratoga) United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Liénart, Cardinal. Achille b. February 7, 1884 d. February 15, 1973 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born to a bourgeoisie family, Achille Liénart received his early education in his native Lille, later moving to Paris, where he frequented among others the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice, the Institut Catholique and the University of La Sorbonne. Ordained priest there in June 1907, during the Great War he volunteered to serve as a military chaplain, being decorated with the grand cross of the Order of Legion d'honneur in 1917. A staunch supporter and promoter of worker...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, Lille, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Lobaugh, Donald Ronald b. February 7, 1925 d. July 22, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.
He served as a Private in the United States Army in the 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on July 22, 1944 near Afua, New Guinea.
Wang, An b. February 7, 1920 d. March 24, 1990 Inventor of the magnetic pulse controlling device, a basis for magnetic core memory. Without his invention, there would have been no computer storage revolution because up until then, storage was always volatile. He also was the creator of word processing as well as a pioneer of the electronic calculator. He is one of the most prolific of American inventors and also was given a medal by President Reagan. He founded WANG Laboratories of Tewksbury Massachusetts and Lowell Massachusetts. Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Irie, Takako b. February 7, 1911 d. January 12, 1995 Actress. Born as "Hideko Tobojo," she first worked under director Kenji Mizoguchi, then worked independently with a variety of directors thereafter. Known for her exceptional beauty, she was nicknamed "Neko(the cat)." Her movies include "Kokyo"(1923), "Tokyo March"(1929), and "Sanjuro"(1962). (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Tama Reien Cemetery (Fuchu City), Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan Plot: 13-1-45-20
Muzio, Claudia b. February 7, 1889 d. May 24, 1936 Opera Singer. A soprano who sang lyric and dramatic roles in the world's leading opera houses, she became particularly known as the tragic courtesan Violetta of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata". The child of an operatic stage manager, she was raised in several large cities and exposed to opera early, becoming fluent in English during an extended stay in London. Returning to Italy at 16 she studied voice in Turin with Annetta Casaloni and made her operatic debut January 15, 1910, at Arezzo as the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Tsushima, Keiko b. February 7, 1926 d. August 1, 2012 Japanese Actress. A respected star of the Japanese cinema, she is remembered for a long career during which she transitioned from daughter to mother to grandmother roles. Born Mori Naoko, she initially intended to be a dancer and indeed was teaching dance at the Shochika Oofuna movie studio when she was spotted and given her debut role in 1947's "The Ball at Anjo House". Steadily cast in larger parts, she had hits with "The Bells of Nagasaki" (1950) and 1952's "The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Babcock, John Breckinridge b. February 7, 1847 d. April 26, 1909 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was John Breckenridge. He served as a Brigadier General in the US Volunteers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in the 5th US Cavalry for action on May 16, 1869 at Spring Creek, Nebraska. His citation reads "While serving with a scouting column this officer's troop was attacked by a vastly superior force of Indians. Advancing to high ground, he dismounted his men, remaining mounted himself to...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Evergreen Cemetery, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Grave 924
Jones, Calvin Jack b. February 7, 1933 d. December 9, 1956 American Football Player. After playing football at Steubenville (Ohio) High School, he decided to play collegiately at the University of Iowa. During his years at Iowa from 1953 to 1955, Jones was a dominant figure on the field. He was an consensus All American in all of his three years. During the 1954 season, Jones became the first college football player ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In 1955 he was named the team's captain. Also that year Jones became the...[Read More] (Bio by: LeRoy A.) Body lost or destroyed, Body could not be recovered from plane wreckage
Markham, Tommy 'Porkchop' b. February 7, 1941 d. April 16, 1993 Musician. Born in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, he was a drummer best known for being country singer Conway Twitty's drummer for 31 years. In 1962, he left teacher's school to join up with Conway Twitty's band and went on to also co-write the lyrics for some of Conway Twitty's most popular songs. He died in Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee from complications of diabetes at age 52. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Complications of diabetes Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA