Trout, Dr. Jennie Kidd Gowanlock b. April 21, 1841 d. November 10, 1921 Medical Pioneer. She was the first woman in Canada to legally become a medical doctor. Born Jennie Kidd McGowan in Wooden Mills, Kelso, Scotland, she emigrated with her parents to Canada in 1847, settling near Stratford, Ontario where they lived on a ten-acre farm. In 1860 she moved to Toronto, Canada, and attended the Normal School. Upon graduating a year later, she returned to Stratford and taught school for the next four years. In 1865 she married Edward Trout and they moved to Toronto...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Keogh, Barbara b. April 21, 1929 d. October 25, 2005 Actress. She was born in Cheshire, England. She is best remembered for her work on television, in series such as "The Grimleys" and "Eastenders." On stage, among others, she appeared in three plays at the National, including "John Gabriel Borkman," with Ralph Richardson and Peggy Ashcroft and later came Adrian Noble's production of "The Duchess of Malfi." She also starred on the big screen, most notably in "Tai Pan," "The Virgin Soldiers," "Princess Caraboo" with Kevin Kline and cult classic "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Mainer, Wade b. April 21, 1907 d. September 12, 2011 Musician. Called the "Grandfather of Bluegrass", he was one of the first performers to take 'mountain music' to the radio and to concert halls. Raised in western North Carolina he learned the banjo from an early age, began playing at local events, and soon joined his brother's group, 'J.E. Miner and the Mountaineers'. He was to make a name playing on WSOC, Gastonia, then with time moved on to the much larger WBT, Charlotte; Mainer's first records were cut in 1934 for RCA's Bluebird label but he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Crestwood Memorial Gardens, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
McCarthy, Joseph Vincent 'Marse Joe' b. April 21, 1887 d. January 13, 1978 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Manager. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, he spent 15 seasons in the minor leagues, never making it to the major leagues as a player. In 1926, he made it to the major leagues when appointed manager of the National League's Chicago Cubs. Over a 24-year major league career, he managed the Chicago Cubs 1926 to 1930, New York Yankees 1931 to 1946 and Boston Red Sox 1948 to 1950. He achieved nine pennants one with the Chicago Cubs and eight with the Yankees...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore, Erie County, New York, USA Plot: St. Anthony's Garden, Lot 46, Grave 1
Siegel, John Otto b. April 21, 1892 d. August 15, 1943 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Siegel served as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class, United States Navy. He was awarded his medal for service in World War I. His citation reads-For extraordinary heroism while serving on board the Mohawk in performing a rescue mission aboard the schooner Hjeltenaes which was in flames on 1 November 1918. Going aboard the blazing vessel, Siegel rescued 2 men from the crew's quarters and went back the third time. Immediately after he had entered...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Rahilly, Michael Joseph 'The O'Rahilly' b. April 21, 1875 d. April 28, 1916 Returning from emigration to America, he was a founder-member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Originally in favour of cancelling the Easter Rising of 1916, hetook part in the fighting in Dublin and was killed in a charge of the Volunteers from the Post Office. Yeats wrote a poem 'The O'Rahilly'in which Rahilly says 'Because I helped to wind the clock/ I come to hear it strike'. (Bio by: David Conway) Cause of death: Gunfire Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Greene, John b. April 21, 1920 d. November 4, 2010 Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1944 to 1950), he played at the left-guard, left-end, right-end and blocking back positions in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions. Born John Joseph Greene, he attended Kiski School (Saltsburg, Pennsylvania), and played collegiate football at the University of Michigan. Selected by Detroit during the 5th round of the 1944 NFL Draft, Greene appeared in 78 career games. Initially a lineman, Lions' head coach Gus Dorais inserted him...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Ridgway, Robert b. April 21, 1823 d. October 16, 1870 US Congressman. He attended Emory and Henry College and graduated from the University of Virginia. Ridgway studied law and became an attorney in Liberty (now Bedford). He was later employed as editor of the Bedford Sentinel, and relocated to Richmond in 1853 to assume the editor's position at the Richmond Whig. An opponent of secession, at the outbreak of the Civil War he retired to Cool Well, his estate near Amherst. He was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Whig in 1866, but was...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Ridgway family Cemetery (Amherst), Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Camus, Marcel b. April 21, 1912 d. January 13, 1982 Motion-Picture Director. He scored an international hit with his second film, "Black Orpheus" (1959). A hauntingly beautiful retelling of the Orpheus myth, shot in Brazil during Carnival, it took the top prizes at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals and won an Academy Award as Best Foreign Film. Critics briefly associated Camus with the French "New Wave" of the period, but he really had little in common with that younger group of filmakers. Camus was born in Chappes, France, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 87, Columbarium, Niche 23249
Froebel, Friedrich Wilhelm August b. April 21, 1782 d. June 21, 1852 Educator. Creator of the Kindergarten System. In 1837 he founded the Play and Activity Institute in Bad Blankenburg, Germany, changing its name to the Kindergarten ("Children's Garden") in 1840. Froebel was one of the first to use systematized play as a method to stimulate learning among the very young. (Bio by: Mr. Denardo) Schweina Cemetery, Wartburgkreis, Thüringen, Germany Plot: village of Schweina
Arnold, Eve b. April 21, 1912 d. January 4, 2012 Photographer. Out of a long career that produced roughly 750,000 pictures and saw the notables of two generations among her subjects she shall perhaps be best remembered for her iconic images of Marilyn Monroe. Born Eve Cohen to a Russian immigrant family she originally intended to study medicine but switched courses after a boyfriend gave her a camera which she taught herself to use; during World War II she ran a photo processing plant in Hoboken, New Jersey, then in 1948 studied briefly at...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
O'Neal MD., John William Crapster b. April 21, 1821 d. April 24, 1913 Civil War Medical Figure. Receiving his medical credentials from the University of Maryland in 1844, this native of Fairfax County, Virginia migrated north, and ultimately established a respected medical practice in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On the first three days of July 1863, the battle of Gettysburg interrupted and traumatized this region, and when the aggression ceased, untold deaths and casualties lay in its wake. In the face of real or imagined allegations that he was a "Southern...[Read More] (Bio by: Stonewall) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Ferrari, William b. April 21, 1901 d. September 10, 1962 Academy Award Winning Art Director. He shared the 1945 Oscar with Cedric Gibbons, Paul Huldschinsky, and Edwin B. Willis, for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, for the 1944 Black and White film "Gaslight." He also won an Oscar in 1956 for the 1953 film series, "You Are There" for Best Art Direction, and was nominated along with Jack Mills, Henry Grace, George W. Davis, Addison Hehr, and Don Greenwood Jr., for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration on "How The West Was Won" in 1962. His other...[Read More] Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 564, Space 1
Okada, Yoshiko b. April 21, 1903 d. 1992 Actress. Born in Hiroshima prefecture, Okada was described as 5 feet tall, weighed 95 pounds and had both black eyes and hair. After training at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, she joined the Butai Kyokai (Stage Show Association). She was accepted by "Shukke to sono deshi". In 1922,she made her debut as a movie star by 'Dokuro no Mai"of Nikkatsu Cinema Company. After that,her fame spread as a movie and new drama star. She founded Taishu Eiga-sha in 1929 and began working with Shochiku Cinema in...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Tama Reien Cemetery (Fuchu City), Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Hawkins, Ross Cooper 'Rip' b. April 21, 1939 d. July 28, 2015 Professional Football Player. Hawkins played linebacker for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings from 1961 to 1965. He was the second round draft choice for the Vikings in the 1961 draft out of the University of North Carolina. During his years with the Vikings, he was the first recipient of the Terry Dillon Award, served as defensive team captain, was selected to the 1963 Pro Bowl, and set the team record for the most tackles in a single game. After his football career, Hawkins served in local...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
von Württemberg, Elisabeth Wilhelmine Luise b. April 21, 1767 d. February 18, 1790 Archduchess of Austria. She was born as eighth child of Friedrich Eugen and Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt. In 1782 she came to Vienna and was raised at the convent of the Salesian Sisters. She later converted to Catholicism to marry Archduke Franz, nephew of Emperor Joseph II. They were married on January 6th, 1788 by Maximilian Franz, Archbishop of Cologne and youngest brother of the emperor. She and Joseph II were close friends, and she was with her youth a light during his last years...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Kapuzinergruft, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Bajer, Fredrik b. April 21, 1837 d. January 22, 1922 Politician, Author. A noted pacifist, he shared the 1908 Nobel Peace Prize with Klas Pontus Arnoldson from Sweden. Born in the Danish village of Vester Egede, he entered military school at age 17 and in 1856 he joined the army as a lieutenant in the Dragoons. During the 1864 war against Prussia and Austria he commanded troops and won respect for his ability and conduct. In 1872 he entered politics and was elected to the Danish House of Representatives, where he retained his seat for the next...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Preston, Simon Manly b. April 21, 1821 d. October 17, 1919 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was a railroad builder, professor and civil engineer. He was a graduate of Norwich University and head of the college's military department. He was made First Lieutenant in the 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and then Colonel of the 58th United States Colored Troops. He then made Breveted Brigadier General in 1865. Soon after the war, President Grant appointed him to the position of United States Internal Revenue Collector of Mississippi. He lived...[Read More] (Bio by: Gregory Speciale) Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Lot 1014, Grave E1/2 GPS coordinates: 47.6335182, -122.3131638 (hddd.dddd)