Stuart Jr., Joe Earl b. February 7, 1928 d. September 13, 1987 Bluegrass Musician. One of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. His first musical gig was on Knoxville's Cas Walker radio show. He then worked with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Boys. He then joined up with Bill Monroe at the Grand Ole Opry as one of the Bluegrass Boys. He knew how to play practically every bluegrass instrument, but due to a collarbone injury at the time, he was a fill-in mandolin player. However, he recorded with Bill Monroe on all the other...[Read More] (Bio by: Heather from VA) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Rogers, Dr. Lore Alford b. February 7, 1875 d. March 21, 1975 Dairy Scientist, Bacteriologist, Writer, Photographer, Historian. Lore Rogers was the second of seven children raised by his lumberman-father and his wife in a small northern Maine town. He enrolled at the University of Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1896. This was followed by graduate study at the University of Wisconsin and several years as a researcher at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York. He joined the United States...[Read More] (Bio by: Sheppard2) Patten Cemetery, Patten, Penobscot County, Maine, USA Plot: B-228
Gardner, 1LT. James Alton b. February 7, 1943 d. February 7, 1966 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Gardner's platoon was advancing to relieve a company of the 1st Battalion that had been pinned down for several hours by a numerically superior enemy force in the village of...[Read More] Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Block 16, Lot 26 S 1/2 GPS coordinates: 36.0459518, -89.3720474 (hddd.dddd)
Burnett, Bob b. February 7, 1940 d. December 7, 2011 Musician. Founding member of the folk music ensemble The Highwaymen. Born Robert Sherwin Burnett, the New Englander's initial experience on stage was his performance of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" while in first grade. It would not be until his attending at Wesleyan University, when music would be a focal point of his life. With the aid of inspiration from contemporary artists The Weavers and The Kingston Trio, the Highwaymen came to fruition, when fellow students [Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
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
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
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
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 Captainís 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 itís Company B...[Read More] (Bio by: Beverly) Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon (Warren County), Warren County, Ohio, USA Plot: Old Section, Lot 59
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. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Knowing that it was the key to the enemy position, Pfc. Lobaugh volunteered to attempt to destroy this weapon, even though in order to reach it he would be forced to work his way about 30 yards over ground devoid...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Durham, James Robinson 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, Site 1435
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!
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
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)
Sanders, William Edward b. February 7, 1883 d. August 14, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve. On April 30, 1917, Lieutenant Commander was in command of the HMS Prize when she was attacked by the German submarine U-93 in the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland. Badly damaged by shellfire with the ship appearing to be sinking, the U-boat approached to within 80 yards of her port quarter, when Lieutenant Commander Sanders ordered opened fire. Within minutes the submarine was on fire...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Body lost at sea
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