Dickens, Charles b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 Victorian author whose works include several masterpieces including 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol', 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'The Pickwick Papers'. He died at Gads Hill Place, his home five miles from Rochester. His wish was to be buried in front of Rochester Cathedral but was buried in Westminster Abbey instead. Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Plot: Poets Corner GPS coordinates: 51.5000801, -0.1292300 (hddd.dddd)
Dickens, Charles [memorial] b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 Victorian author whose works include several masterpieces including 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol', 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'The Pickwick Papers'. He died at Gads Hill Place, his home five miles from Rochester. His wish was to be buried in front of Rochester Cathedral but was buried in Westminster Abbey instead. Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England
Dickens, Charles [memorial] b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 This monument is immediately to the left of the grave of Catherine and Dora Dickens. The inscription reads: "Charles Dickens. Born 7 February 1812, died 9 June 1870. Buried in Westminster Abbey. Catherine Dickens, his widow. Born 19 May 1815, died 22 November 1879. Dora Annie. Their ninth child. Died 14 April 1851, aged 9 months.Lieut. Walter Landor. Their second son. Died at Calcutta, 31 December 1853, aged 23. Lieut. Sydney Smith, R.N. Their fifth son. Died at sea 2 May 1872, aged 25.Francis...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Deere, John b. February 7, 1804 d. May 17, 1886 Inventor, Industrialist. He is best known for founding the yard, farm and earthmoving equipment company that bears his name. John Deere was born in Rutland, Vermont, on February 7, 1804, the third son of William Rinold Deere, a merchant tailor. In 1808, William sailed for England, in hopes of claiming an inheritance, but he was never heard from again, and is presumed lost at sea. Raised by his widowed mother on a meager income, John's education was limited to the primary schools of Vermont...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA Plot: On Prospect at Concourse, North East corner of Cemetery overlooking the Mississippi River GPS coordinates: 41.5075493, -90.4919281 (hddd.dddd)
Douglass, Frederick b. February 7, 1818 d. February 20, 1895 Social Reformer, Human Rights Leader. Black American who was one of the most eminent human rights leaders of the 19th century. His oratorical and literary brilliance thrust him into the forefront of the U.S. abolition movement and he became the first black citizen to hold hight rank in the U.S government. Separated as an infant from his slave mother, he never knew his white father, Frederick lived with his grandmother on a Maryland plantation until at the age of eight, his owner sent him to...[Read More] Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Plot: Section T, Lot 26
More, Sir. Thomas b. February 7, 1478 d. July 6, 1535 Statesman, Lawyer, Author, Roman Catholic Saint. One of the key figures of the English Renaissance. His humanist political fantasy "Utopia" (1516) has had an enduring impact on world literature and social theory. A loyal Catholic, More served as Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VIII (1529 to 1532), but resigned because he opposed the king's religious policies. This stance cost him his life. He is admired for his...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) St Dunstan Churchyard, Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England Plot: Roper Chapel
Doss, Desmond Thomas b. February 7, 1919 d. March 23, 2006 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whose tenets forbid bearing arms. When he was called to the draft, he declined a religious exemption that would have allowed him to continue working in a shipyard. He served in the Army with the designation of conscientious objector, but he detested that phrase. He preferred "conscientious cooperator." However, he still refused to learn to shoot a rifle. Sent...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section P #6399A GPS coordinates: 35.0355186, -85.2881699 (hddd.dddd)
Lewis, Sinclair b. February 7, 1885 d. January 10, 1951 Author. Born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, a farming village approximately 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul with a total population of slightly more than 1,000 at the time of his birth, his mother died when he was six years old and his father, a country physician, remarried a year later. According to his obituary in The New York Times, he was "described as a gangling, pink-skinned, freckled, red-haired young man whom everybody called ‘Red.'" He started at Yale University in 1903, but...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Cause of death: Paralysis of the heart (heart failure) Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Chipperton, Gidget 'Taco Bell Dog' b. February 7, 1994 d. July 21, 2009 Animal Movie Actor. Gidget was known since the late 1990's as the Chihuahua in the Taco Bell television commercials in which she said the phrase "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" which meant "I want Taco Bell". She was originally cast as the girlfriend to the male Chihuahua in the ad by the director but at the last minute he decided that he wanted Gidget as the lead dog. Gidget was also cast in the 2003 film, "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" in which she played Reese Witherspoons character Elle...[Read More] (Bio by: Always ஐ Marissa) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Gidget's Ashes Are With Her Trainer Sue
Andrews Jr., Thomas b. February 7, 1873 d. April 15, 1912 Noted Titanic Designer, Builder and Victim. Born in Northern Ireland the son of Right Hon. Thomas Andrews and Eliza (Pirrie), nephew of Lord Pirrie, principal owner of Harland and Wolff, the builders of Titanic. Entering at age 16 as premium apprentice, he gradually worked his way up to became managing director of H&W in charge of designing, and was familiar with every detail of the construction of Titanic. In 1901, he became a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, and expressed...[Read More] Body lost at sea
Pu Yi, Aisin-Gioro b. February 7, 1906 d. October 16, 1967 Last emperor of China. After death of his uncle Guangxu became the last emperor of China in 1908, "Great Emperor of the Great Qing Dynasty, Great Kahn of Tartary, Son of Heaven and Lord of Ten Thousand Years". Puyi was raised by court officials who taught him to leave a desolate life. A Scottish tutor, Reginald Johnston, was hired for him.He became both a friend and mentor. Puyi as a result of Johnston developed a passion for anything Western. Emperor was forced to abdiagate in 1912 after the...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Hualong Imperial Cemetery, Yixian, Hebei, China Plot: 300 m away from burial ground of Qing dynasty called Xi Ling (Western Tombs)
Brett, LTG. George Howard b. February 7, 1886 d. December 2, 1963 US Army Air Force Lieutenant General. An early military aviator and controversial figure later in his military career, he served during World Wars I and II, and he commanded the US Army Air Forces in Australia during the initial stages of World War II. After completing high school, he was unable to obtain an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, and so he enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia and graduated in 1909 and was commissioned as a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, USA
Boone, Rebecca Ann b. February 7, 1739 d. March 18, 1813 Early American Pioneer. She is best remembered as the wife of famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone. Born Rebecca Ann Bryan, at the age of 10 she moved with her Quaker grandparents, Morgan and Martha Bryan, to the Yadkin River Valley in the backwoods of North Carolina where she met and courted Daniel Boone in 1753 and married three years later at the age of 17. This union would product ten children. Additionally, she took in her new husband's two young orphan nephews, who lived with them in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Located just east of Marthasville. Privately owned but the public is welcome to visit.
Ferrer, Miguel b. February 7, 1955 d. January 19, 2017 Actor. Fondly remembered for playing 'Dr. Garret Macy' in the television series "Crossing Jordan" (2001 to 2007) and as 'Owen Granger" in the TV program "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2012 until his death). Born into a family of distinguished, well-known entertainers, his father was Academy Award winner Jose Ferrer, his mother was singer Rosemary Clooney, he was also the cousin of actor George Clooney. Miguel initially took an interest in music and began playing the drums at an early age. He contributed...[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!