Anderson Jr., John b. May 8, 1917 d. September 15, 2014 Governor of Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 36th Governor of the State of Kansas from 1961 until 1965. He attended Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Unable to serve in the United States Military during World War II, due to a medical condition, he attained his degree in Law from the University of Kansas and served as an aid to former Kansas Governor and Federal Judge Walter A. Huxman. Anderson launched his political career, when he was elected to...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Old Monticello Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Zwerling, Darrell b. 1929 d. April, 2014 American Character Actor. Zwerling, who acted in dozens of films and televion shows throughout his career, will best be remembered as Hollis Mulwray, the unfortunate Water Authority Commissioner in Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' (1974). Among other films he appeared in were 'The Secret Life of an American Wife' (1968), 'Lady Liberty' (1972), 'Our Time' (1974), 'The Ultimate Warrior' (1975), 'High Anxiety' (1977), 'Grease' (1978), '…And Justice for All' (1979), 'The Main Event' (1979) , 'Texas...[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!
Parsons (Connor), Gram (Cecil Ingram) b. November 5, 1946 d. September 19, 1973 County/Rock Musician. His love of music grew from the guitar lessons that he started at the age of nine. He was a big fan of Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. At the age of ten he was sent to military prep school in Jacksonville, Florida. While there his father took his own life and Parsons was soon kicked out of the school due to his reaction to the tragedy. His mother then married Robert Ellis Parsons who soon adopted Gram and his younger sister, Avis. In 1960 he formed his first band, The Pacers...[Read More] (Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) Cause of death: Heart failure due to tequila and morphine overdose Garden Of Memories, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA Plot: Plot R-12-11-2
Dennis, Roy Lee 'Rocky' b. December 4, 1961 d. October 4, 1978 Medical Curiosity Victim. Born with the rare disease, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which causes the calcium to accumulate on the skull and makes the head grow to twice its normal size, Rocky showed a remarkable display of courage in the face of inevitable death. The movie "Mask" (1985) was made about him, with Eric Stoltz playing the role of the teenaged Rocky, and Cher playing the role of his mother, Rusty. Rocky was the son of Roy Dennis and Florence "Rusty" Tullis. Rocky was the second...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Craniodiaphyseal dysplasia Donated to medical science, Body donated to UCLA medical research.
Longworth, Alice Lee b. February 12, 1884 d. February 20, 1980 Washington Socialite and Folk Figure. She was a mainstay of the Washington scene for decades, unconventional, irreverent, witty, liberated and politically influential. She held court and lobbied for change at her home near Dupont Circle on Massachusetts Avenue, Washington's Embassy Row. It was the meeting place of many high ranking politicians. She publicly quarreled with many famous Americans and chastised them with an acid tongue in the form of witty sarcastic remarks. In the forefront were...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, US Ambassador. An icon of American Cinema, she is perhaps the most successful child film star in movie history. Her father was a banker, she started taking dancing lessons at the age of three. Her first experience in pictures happened when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time, among them Marlene Dietrich. She caught the attention of movie audiences and captured their hearts with a dance number...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Luckman, Charles b. May 16, 1909 d. January 26, 1999 American Businessman, Architect. Luckman graduated magna cum laude from the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois in 1931, but upon graduation, took a job in the the advertising department at the Colgate Company, since architectural commissions were scarce during the Great Depression. In 1935, he became sales manager of the Pepsodent Company, where his marketing techniques were credited with quadrupling profits. In 1937, he was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as "The Boy...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Columbarium of Eternal Light (locked private gardens) niche 528
James, Frank (Alexander) b. January 10, 1843 d. February 18, 1915 Western Outlaw. He was born Alexander Franklin James in Kearney, Missouri to a Baptist minister. Frank was the first of four children. His father heeding a calling left for California with the intent of preaching to gold miners but contracted cholera and died. Frank's mother Zerelda would remarry two more times before her death resulting in four more children. Frank was self-taught after developing an interest in his late father's sizeable library. He had thoughts of pursuing a higher...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Hill Park Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Cain, Jackie b. May 22, 1928 d. September 15, 2014 Jazz Vocalist. Along with her husband Roy Karl, they formed a successful and popular jazz duo. They will be best remembered for their fun and exuberant singing style which enlivened a wide range of classic jazz cover hits. Born in Milwaukee, her father was a furniture salesman, she saw her family suffer financially during "The Depression". Following her parent's divorce, she lived with her mother and grandmother. An interest in music helped Jackie get through her childhood years and while...[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!
Crewe, Bob b. November 12, 1931 d. September 11, 2014 American Songwriter, Singer, Manager and Record Producer. Born Robert Stanley Crewe, he initially attended Parsons School of Design in New York. In the early 1950s, he partnered with songwriter Frank Slay Jr., and in 1957, their song "Silhouettes" performed by The Rays, became a chart-topping doo-wop hit. In the early 1960s, he worked with Bob Gaudio on many hit singles for The Four Seasons as both a producer and co-lyricist. Among the songs that the duo collaborated on were "Sherry", "Big...[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!
Roosevelt, Alice Hathaway b. July 29, 1861 d. February 14, 1884 Theodore Roosevelt's First Wife. Born Alice Hathaway Lee, she was a daughter of a prominent New England banking family. She met and married Theodore Roosevelt but only after he had preposed twice and edured an initial refusal. Married on his twenty-second birthday, Roosevelt was serving in the New York State Assembly as the birth of their first child approached. Alice became ill just prior to her due date. On February 11, 1884 she wrote, assuring her husband not to worry about her and that the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Bright's disease Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section 51, Plot 10270
Shelby, Joseph Orville 'Jo' b. December 12, 1830 d. February 13, 1897 Confederate Brigadier General who served entirely in the Trans-Mississippi West. A planter and rope manufacturer, he had had investments in both his native Kentucky and Missouri. During the Bleeding Kansas episode he led a company of Kentuckians on the slavery side. Early in the Civil War he entered the Missouri State Guard and his assignments included: captain, Shelby's Ranger Company, Missouri State Guard (spring 1861); colonel, 5th Missouri Cavalry (1862); commanding brigade, Marmaduke's...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Plot: Historic marker at cemetary entrance gives directions
Robertson, Charlie Culbertson b. January 31, 1896 d. August 23, 1984 Major League Basball Player. Born in Dexter, Texas, he was a right handed pitcher whom played for eight seasons with the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Browns and Boston Browns, 1919 to 1928. Known as an average player for most of his career, he is most noted for pitching Baseball's 5th all time perfect game for the White Sox against the Tigers on April 30, 1922. He ended his career with 49 wins, 80 loss, 310 strikeouts and a 4.44 earned run average. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Palo Pinto Cemetery, Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
Garfield, James Abram b. November 19, 1831 d. September 19, 1881 American Civil War Major General, US Congressman, and US President. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 20th US President for only 200 days, from March until September 1881. He was the 3rd US President to die in office and the 2nd one who was assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln. Born the youngest of five children in a log cabin, his father was a local wrestler who died when he was only 18 months old. Raised by his mother, he received a local rudimentary education at a village...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Assassinated Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 15 GPS coordinates: 41.5099983, -81.5916977 (hddd.dddd)
Gustafson, John b. August 8, 1942 d. September 12, 2014 Rock Musician. A bass guitar player, he will be best remembered as a founding member of the British progressive rock ensemble "Quatermass". He later became noted for his work with "Roxy Music". His first gig was with the music ensemble "The Big Three". Not a household name however for a time, they rivaled "The Beatles" as a popular act from Liverpool. Nicknamed "Gus", he moved on to "The Mersybeats" who recorded a few albums before disbanding during the mid 1960s. As the style of music changed...[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!
Waite, Ralph b. June 22, 1928 d. February 13, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing 'John Walton', patriarch of the family in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981). Following high school, he served with the United States Marine Corps shortly after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and later attended Yale's Divinity School which resulted in his being ordained a Presbyterian minister. He landed a position as a religious editor for the publisher Harper and Row and took an interest in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 911-A
Roosevelt, Lieut. Quentin b. November 19, 1897 d. July 14, 1918 United States Army Officer. Youngest son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I, he was killed when his Nieuport 28 aircraft was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918. German soldiers placed a crude cross over his grave, near the rural French village of Chamery, near Reims. The grave subsequently underwent some revisions and was treated as a pilgrimage site by admiring US and French citizens. On July 12...[Read More] Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: Plot D, Row 28, Grave 46