Sothern, Edward Askew b. April 1, 1826 d. January 21, 1881 Actor. Edward Askew Sothern was a 19th century English actor largely remembered for his comic roles such as Lord Dundreary. Born in Liverpool England to a Merchant family he first tread the boards professionally in 1849 as Douglas Stewart before travelling to America in 1852. After acting in stock companies stateside he joined the Laura Keane company where he developed the caricature of the inept English nobleman known as Lord Dundreary in Tom Taylors Our American Cousin. Legend has it that the...[Read More] (Bio by: Cleanur) Southampton Old Cemetery, Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Blanchfield, Florence Aby b. April 1, 1884 d. May 12, 1971 US Army Medical Pioneer. Born in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, she was one of the most influential nurses in military history, who championed women's rights within the military. She began her career graduating from the South Side Hospital Training School for Nurses, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1906. After further studies at several medical institutions, including John Hopkins Hospital, she joined the US Army Nurse Corps in 1917. During World War I, she served in France, tending the wounded...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 21, Lot 641
Duckworth, Kevin b. April 1, 1964 d. August 25, 2008 Professional Basketball Player. Born in Harvey, Illinois, he played at the center position for eleven seasons (1986 to 1997) in the National Basketball Association with the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. He was a member of the 1989-1990 and 1991-1992 Portland Trail Blazers teams that reached the NBA Finals. He appeared in 67 career post season games with a 11.7 points per game average and a 5.9 rebounds per game average...[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!
Crawford, Truman W. b. April 1, 1934 d. March 3, 2003 Musician. He was the director of "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps from 1973 to 1998, and United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps from 1954 to 1963. He was also a music arranger whose stirring, innovative charts have been used by several drum and bugle corps. (Bio by: T W Zimmerman) Cause of death: ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: 36, Lot 1546
Glass, Ned b. April 1, 1906 d. June 15, 1984 Actor. He was born in Poland and died in Encino, California. He began his career in 1938. In the 1950s, after being blacklisted he worked as a carpenter. He is best known fos his films "Charade" (1963), "Kid Galahad" (1962), "West Side Story" (1961), "The Fortune Cookie" (1966) and "Save the Tiger" (1973). (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Taylor, Laurette b. April 1, 1884 d. December 7, 1946 Actress. Born Helen Laurette Magdalene Cooney in New York, she began her theatrical career as a child in vaudeville, where she was billed as "La Belle Laurette". She was one of the brightest stars on Broadway and played in various stock companies as well as touring in plays produced by her first husband, Charles A. Taylor. She made her screen debut in the silent film "The Bird of Paradise" (1912), followed by "Peg O' My Heart" (1922). Returning to Broadway after performing in a national tour...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Coronary thrombosis Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Butternut(unmarked)
Has, Wojciech Jerzy b. April 1, 1925 d. October 3, 2000 Film director and screenwriter. Throughout his long and prolific career, he directed such notable films as "The Saragossa Manuscript," "The Doll" and "The Hour-Glass Sanatorium," "How To Be Loved," and "Farewells." "The Saragossa Manuscript" is one of Martin Scorsese's favorite films. He put up part of the money to have it restored to its full length. Other admirers of this film are Coppola, Lynch, Bunuel and Almodovar. (Bio by: Kasia) Doly, Communal Cemetery, Lodz, Lodzkie, Poland Plot: Alley of Merit
Scott-Heron, Gil b. April 1, 1949 d. May 27, 2011 Singer. A spoken word artist, he was best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the Black and Blues Band in collaboration with pianist Brian Jackson. He was a social activist who spoke out against injustice and attributed his music, anger and activism toward social causes. He gained notoriety for his poetic composition "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Other Recordings include "Midnight Band", "The First Minutes of a New Day", "It's Your World", "Me And The Devil", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Chambers, Whittaker b. April 1, 1901 d. July 9, 1961 Journalist, Author, Soviet Agent. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he studied at Columbia University, and gained a modest reputation as a writer. Translated several works, notably "Bambi", into English. He was an active American Communist (1925 to 1929, 1931 to 1938), writing for the Daily Worker and editing the New Masses. Along the way he became an actual agent of Soviet intelligence and passed classified government information to Moscow. Disillusioned by Stalin's purges, he became a...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Lander) Cremated
Lane, Ronnie (Ronald Frederick Lane) 'Plonk' b. April 1, 1946 d. June 4, 1997 Rock Musician. he was born in Forest Gate, East London, the son of Stanley (a lorry driver) and Elsie. In 1965, he founded The Small Faces with the late Steve Marriott, Kenny Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although the latter was soon replaced by Ian McLagan. After four years and twelve hit singles, including "All or Nothing" which reached Number One in 1966, as did the classic album "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", Marriott left to form Humble Pie, and Lane, Jones and McLagan united with Rod Stewart and...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Cause of death: Multiple sclerosis Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Lucas, Robert Edward b. April 1, 1781 d. February 7, 1853 Ohio Governor, Iowa Territorial Governor. Born in Shepardstown, Virginia (current-day West Virginia), during the War of 1812, he joined the state militia and eventually attained the rank of Major General. In addition to his military duties, he had an interest in politics. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives prior to the War of 1812, and served in the Ohio Senate several terms (1814 to 1822, 1824 to 1828, and 1829 to 1830). He was elected Governor of Ohio, serving from 1832 to 1838...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA GPS coordinates: 41.6685715, -91.5222473 (hddd.dddd)
Dick, Arthur b. April 1, 1911 d. July 2, 1978 Entertainer. Arthur Dick did the impossible on crutches, with a routine of runs, tricks roller skating, dancing, high jumping and comedy. One of his most amazing accomplishments was competing in the mile run on crutches in competition with two legged athletes & although he never won first place, he never finished last. His best time was 5 minutes & 14 seconds. During WWII he spent several years overseas with the U.S. Navy entertaining & instructing the hospitalized veterans. He also made 3...[Read More] Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA
Graham, John Hugh b. April 1, 1835 d. July 11, 1895 Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he served during the Civil War in the 5th New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery, being commissioned as Captain and commander of Company A (a unit he had recruited) on June 10, 1862. He served the full length of the war, and has received a promotion to Major in March 16, 1865. However, he had been honorably discharged when his promotion came, having been discharged on March 6, 1865. In honor of his service he was brevetted...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section 153, Lot 20406
Hunter, Alberta b. April 1, 1895 d. October 17, 1984 Singer. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she was a pioneering African-American blues singer and songwriter. In the mid 1900s, he started singing in the Dreamland ballroom Chicago and toured Europe in 1917. During the 1920s and 1930s, she appeared in clubs and on stage in musicals in New York and London. As a songwriter, her credits included "Downhearted Blues", "The Darktown Strutters' Ball", "Queenie" and "You Can't Tell The Difference After Dark". She toured with a U.S.O. troupe entertaining...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Elmwood Section, Plot 1411
McDowell, Joseph Nash b. April 1, 1805 d. September 18, 1868 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served as a Colonel and surgeon in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After moving to St. Louis in 1840, he founded the medical department of Kemper College, later known as McDowell Medical College. In 1847 he erected the McDowell Medical College building, which became the medical department of Missouri State University (now the University of Missouri). At the beginning of the Civil War, he made no secret of his southern sympathies. His building was...[Read More] Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Taylor, Sean Michael b. April 1, 1983 d. November 27, 2007 Professional Football Player. Born in Miami Florida, he played at the free safety position for four seasons (2004 to 2007) in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins. During his NFL career, Taylor appeared in 55 regular season games achieving Pro Bowl status in 2007. After playing collegiate football at Miami (Florida), Taylor was selected by the Redskins in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. On November 30, 2008, Taylor was inducted into the Redskins' Ring of Fame. His...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Woodlawn Park Cemetery South, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Carmichael, John b. April 1, 1893 d. December 20, 1977 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Scotland, he served as a Sergeant in the 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, British Army. At Zwarteleen, Belgium, on September 8, 1917, when excavating a trench, Sergeant Carmichael saw that a grenade that been unearthed had started to burn. He immediately rushed to the spot shouting to his men to get clear, put his steel helmet over the grenade and stood on it. The grenade exploded and blew him out of the trench seriously injured...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) New Monkland Cemetery, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Frickleton, Samuel b. April 1, 1891 d. September 6, 1971 World War I British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lance Corporal in the 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifles Expeditionary Force during the First World War. On June 7, 1917, at the Battle of Messines Belgium, although wounded, he went ahead of his section, destroying a German machine gun crew, which was causing heavy casualties. He then attacked a second gun killing all the crew of 12. By the destruction of these two guns he undoubtedly saved his own life and other units from very...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Taita Servicemen's Cemetery, Naenae, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
Francis, Joan b. April 1, 1920 d. November 22, 1995 Actress. Born in 1920, she started her career in musical comedies and dramatic plays. Working in the repertory companies with actors like Doris Speed, Patricia Phoenix, Bernard Youens and [Read More] (Bio by: Jeff J) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!