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01-20-2016, 07:08 PM   #796
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Texas State cemetery, Austin.

Stephen Fuller Austin was an American impresario born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri. Known as the Father of Texas, he led the second colonization of the area by bringing 300 families to the region in 1825.


In addition, he worked with the Mexican government to support immigration from the US. Numerous places and institutions are named in his honor, including the capital of Texas, Austin.


Darrell K Royal was an American football player and coach. He was head coach at Mississippi State, the Univ of Washington, and U of Texas, compiling a record of 184–60–5. His teams won three national championships and 11 Southwest Conference titles. He never had a losing season. He was inducted into the College Football HoF as a coach in 1983. Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, where the Longhorns play their home games, was renamed in his honor in 1996.


Thomas Wade Landry was an American football player and coach. He was an innovative coach, creating many new formations and methods such as 4-3 defense, and the "flex defense" system made famous by the "Doomsday Defense" squads he created during his 29-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. His 29 consecutive years as the coach of one team are an NFL record along with his 20 consecutive winning seasons. Landry won two Super Bowls, five NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270-178-6 record.


He was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975. The Cowboys were on TV more than any other NFL team and spawned the title of "America's Team", a title Landry did not like because he felt it would bring on extra motivation from the rest of the league. He always wore his hat outdoors, and it became his icon.


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"Mike" O'Callaghan was an American politician, and the 23rd Governor of Nevada from 1971-79. Previously he was a teacher and boxing coach. From 1961-63, he was the chief probation officer and director of court services for Clark County. In 1964, President Johnson appointed him as the regional director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. After 2 terms as governor, he became the executive editor of the Las Vegas Sun, and he was also the publisher of the Henderson Home News and Boulder City News. The Mike O'Callaghan Middle School, The Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital, and The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at Hoover dam was named after him.


Steve Conte was an actor with multiple appearances on The Gene Autry Show, Death Valley Days, Broken Arrow, Adam-12, and Batman. He had uncredited roles in I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Vertigo, Change of Habit, and The Onion Field.


Pamela Blake was an actress. She co-starred in The Utah Trail with Tex Ritter in 1938, and opposite John Wayne in 1939's Wyoming Outlaw. In 1946 she starred in Chick Carter, Detective. Her last role was in the 1954 film, The Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush.

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01-30-2016, 12:24 AM   #798
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Joseph Bolitho “Moondyne Joe” Johns (c1827-1900) Escapologist
Joseph Johns’ criminal career began in 1849 when he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in Wales for stealing food. Four years later, he headed for Fremantle Western Australia on the convict transport Pyrenees as a ticket of leave prisoner.
After a few years Johns went to Moondyne Springs near Toodyay (east of Perth) where he rounded up straying horses for a fee. Arrested for stealing a horse, he escaped from the lockup on the horse he was accused of stealing, using the magistrate’s saddle and bridle.
John’s became known as “Moondyne Joe”, and his life became a cycle of escapes and recaptures. His most famous escape was from a specially strengthened cell al Fremantle Prison.
In his later years Moondyne Joe married a young widow and kept out of prison. In 1900 he was found to be of unsound mind and died at the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum. The inscription on his tombstone “rhyddid” is Welsh meaning “freedom”.



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Charles Yelverton O’Connor (1843-1902) Engineer
Charles Yelverton “C.Y.” O’Connor was born and educated in Ireland. Aged 22, he ,moved to New Zealand and established himself as a brilliant engineer. In 1891, Western Australian Premier John Forrest offered O’Connor a job working on “railways, harbours, everything”.
O’Connor’s first job as an Engineer-In-Chief of the Public Works Department was to build a new harbour at Fremantle. Construction of the port was completed in 1897, and O’Connor received a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George the same year.
O’Connor’s plans to provide a permanent supply of fresh water uphill to the Coolgardie goldfields were also underway at the same time. The scheme consisted of three key elements – the Mundaring Weir, which was fed with water from the Helena River in the Darling Scarp; a 760 mm (30 in) diameter steel pipe which ran from the dam to Kalgoorlie 530 kilometers (330 mi) away; and a series of eight steam powered pumping stations and two small holding dams to control pressures and to lift the water over the Darling Scarp ridge. At the time it was built it was the longest freshwater pipeline in the world
His solution was “simple and elegant” but he was brutally criticised in parliament and by the press. The massive project was nearing completion when O’Connor rode his horse into the sea near Robb Jetty on 10 March 1902 and shot himself. His devoted Public Works Department staff paid for the granite Celtic cross marking the grave.
By the end of 1902 the pipeline was completed as planned and was opened in 1903 by John Forrest amid much celebration. C.Y. O’Connor’s pipeline was entered onto the National Heritage List in 2011.





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No Bon Scott, Arjay? Perhaps you did him earlier in the thread. ☺

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Hi Clickers... #760 has that memorial
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Thanks, Arjay, you captured well this holy site of Aussie rock'n'roll. ☺
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Eternal Valley, Newhall.

George Spahn was a rancher who once owned the Spahn Ranch near Los Angeles, California. Spahn rented the ranch to the movie industry to film Westerns. At the ranch, he housed Charles Manson and his followers. The 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others by Manson's devotees were allegedly hatched at the Spahn Ranch. Spahn nicknamed the Manson girls, such as Squeaky, Sadie Mae, and Ouisch. The Spahn ranch and movie sets burned down from a wildfire in 1970.


Conejo Mountain, Camarillo.

Luther Macon Epps was an engineer, inventor, author and poet. He worked for Grumman Aerospace for 37 years, most notably on the Apollo Lunar Module as the Assistant Program Manager. After his retirement, Epps founded the I-Cubed Corporation, which specialized in new innovations and part-time jobs for other retired engineers. Just a few days before his death, he earned second place in a writing contest in his retirement community of University Village in nearby Thousand Oaks.


Desert Lawn, Palmdale.

In 1967, "Pete" Knight flew the X-15 rocket plane to Mach 6.7, setting a still-unbroken record for a manned airplane flight. He flew 253 missions in Vietnam and later served as vice commander of the flight test center at Edwards Air Force Base until his retirement in 1982. In politics as a Republican state senator, Knight was best-known as the author of Proposition 22, the successful 2000 ballot initiative that defined marriage as strictly between a man and a woman. Then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, test pilot Chuck Yeager and astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended his funeral.

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Forest Lawn, Hollywood.

Herbert Heyward, as Herbert Haywood, acted in The Strawberry Blonde (1941), King of the Pecos (1936) and Green Grass of Wyoming (1948). Other uncredited appearances included King's Row, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Egg and I, They Died with Their Boots On, The Grapes of Wrath, and Scarlet Street.


George Bruggeman was an actor, entirely uncredited in 120 roles, including You Hit the Spot, The Graduate, Once Upon a Time, Of Human Bondage, and The Fighting SeaBees. He is also uncredited with stunts in 21 films. TV included 11 episodes of The Adventures of Jim Bowie, and 4 episodes of The Rifleman.


George Tomasini was a film editor, working on nine Hitchcock movies including The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Rear Window. He also edited Elephant Walk, Houdini, Stalag 17, The Time Machine, and 1962's Cape Fear. He was oscar-nominated for North By Northwest.


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Guilford Wiley Wells enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, and mustered out in 1865 as a lieutenant colonel. He graduated from Columbian College (later George Washington University), was admitted to the bar in 1867, and practiced in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He became the US attorney for the northern district of Mississippi 1870-75, and was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress 1875-77. He was Consul general at Shanghai, China 1877-79. He settled in Los Angeles in 1879 and resumed his law practice.


Bobby Relf was a singer and songwriter, best known for teaming up with singer Earl Nelson as the duo, Bob & Earl. They had a string of hits including Don't Ever Leave Me, Baby It's Over, I Can't Get Away and the international classic, Harlem Shuffle in 1963. His year of death was actually 2007.


Sara Luttra Winslow married a radiator shop worker at 15 and lived in Indiana. Next records indicate in 1930 she was living in LA, married to Charles Butler, a casting director in Hollywood. She became an ordained minister, and formed the Zion Temple Community Church. By 1940 the Butler's had separated. In May 1940, Caldwell Jones, recently divorced, and the church treasurer, went to Butler's apartment, shot her 3 times, and committed suicide. Reasons are unclear, but a lover's spat was suspected.

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Max Karger was one of the original founders and the general manager of Metro Pictures in NY before they moved to Hollywood and merged with Samuel Goldwyn and Louis B. Mayer to form MGM Pictures. He was a "supervisor" of 43 films, producer of 42 films, director of 8 films and writer of 2 films.


Otto Fries became a dapper-looking supporting comic with a varied background in medicine shows and vaudeville. He easily transitioned to film in the early 1910s. By 1915, he was with the Keystone Cops and entered a lifelong friendship with Stan Laurel, which led to appearances in Laurel's early films. Fries landed at Hal Roach Studios and appeared in many of Roach's German-language talkies, as well as the Our Gang shorts. One of his more notable appearances was as a shiphand in the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business.


Christopher Jones was an actor, beginning on Broadway in The Night of the Iguana starring Shelley Winters. He starred on TV's The Legend of Jesse James 1965–66. Movies included Wild in the Streets, Three in the Attic, and Ryan's Daughter. Issues while filming Ryan's Daughter caused him to give up that career, and he then painted and sculpted. He was once married to Susan Strassberg.

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Reinhold Weege was a TV writer, producer and director. Weege wrote for several TV series, including Barney Miller and MASH. He created the series Park Place in 1981 and Night Court in 1984. He was nominated for four Emmys, one for Barney Miller and three for Night Court.


Sallow-cheeked Paton Price was an actor in 2 roles, director including 4 episodes of 77 Sunset Strip, and acting coach for Jason Robards and Kirk Douglas. He was imprisoned for 4 years as a conscientious objector during WWII, and was an anti-death penalty advocate.


Shug Fisher was a character actor, singer, songwriter, musician and comedian. During a 50-year career, he appeared in many Western films, often as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers in Roy Rogers serials. Fisher appeared on TV, including Gunsmoke and The Beverly Hillbillies. His comic trademarks included his ability to stutter at will and his bemused facial expressions.

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Yetta Zwerling was, as her marker states, a Yiddish vaudeville actress and comedian. She appeared in the Yiddish movies Motl Der Opereytor and Ikh Vil Zayn A Mame.


Josef Myrow was a Russian-born composer known for his work in film scores in the 1940s and 50s. He was nominated for an oscar in 1947 for You Do, from Mother Wore Tights and again in 1950 for Wilhelmina, from Wabash Avenue. Other notable compositions include Autumn Nocturne and You Make Me Feel So Young. He also wrote the official song of the Civil Air Patrol.


Shorty Rogers was one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz. He played both the trumpet and flugelhorn, and was in demand as an arranger. With his, Shorty Rogers and His Giants, he recorded Shorty Courts the Count, The Swinging Mr. Rogers, and Martians Come Back. In the 1955 film The Man with the Golden Arm, starring Frank Sinatra, the jazz soundtrack was played by Shorty Rogers and His Giants with Shelly Manne. He contributed to TV's Peter Gunn, The Partridge Family, Starsky and Hutch, and arranged a series of records for The Monkees.
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Roderick "Bobby" Wallace played pro baseball from 1894 as a pitcher, eventually as an infielder, sporadically after 1912 through 1918. At almost 45 years of age upon retiring, he was the oldest short-stop, and player with the longest career never to play in the World Series. As a manager with St Louis and Cincinnati, he has a 62-105 record. He also umpired 111 games. He got in the Hall of Fame in 1953.


Lalomie Washburn was a backup singer with Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. She wrote songs for and with Rufus & Chaka Khan, New Birth, Buddy Miles, The Brothers Johnson and Aretha Franklin. In 1977 she released her first album My Music is Hot. In 2005 she was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame.


Merna Kennedy acted in The Circus (1928), Red-Haired Alibi (1932) and The Big Chance (1933). She was married and divorced musical director Busby Berkeley. She died from a heart attack at age 36.

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This event shared some newspaper headline time with the Leopold and Loeb murder trial in 1924:

23 GIRLS DEAD, MANY INJURED AS BLAZE SWEEPS INSTITUTION.

TRAPPED INMATES HELPLESS, DIE IN HOME HOLOCAUST.

"Los Angeles, June 1, 1924. -- (AP) -- Ashes of the Hope Development school for sub-normal children at Playa del Rey, 18 miles from here on the ocean beach, today yielded remains of 23 persons as the result of a tragic fire last night.
Eighteen others, inmates of the school, are in a precarious condition at St. Catherine's hospital in Santa Monica, a few miles away. The holocaust victims ranged in years from four to 48. The three-story structure, reclaimed from the abandoned building of an old cafe in the deserted pleasure resort town of many years ago, was declared by investigators to have been a fire trap isolated from any protection. All that remains of it is a brick chimney and twisted iron pipes and ashes. About 40 girls were housed within the institution when flames burst out at 8:30 last night. In addition there were in the old building the matron, MRS. J. C. THOMAS, and WILFRED RINGER, 14-year-old adopted son of the proprietor, MRS. MARY E. JACOBS. The matron and the boy perished. A family of beach picknickers observed the flames and sounded the alarm. Before the fire apparatus could arrive from Venice, the nearest town, the building was a mass of uncontrollable flames. One of the first rescue squads to arrive was a staff of nurses from St. Catherine's hospital in Santa Monica. They were instrumental in rescuing 18 children, all of whom today were suffering from fumes and whose lives were in the balance. Six children were treated for minor injuries."

At Inglewood is this community grave marker, which replaced an older cement version. Note, Boureston is spelled incorrectly.


Also at Inglewood, but in different section is Lois Lynn.


Two more women are in Sunny Side cemetery in Long Beach.




A couple girls have been cremated, and a couple are in unmarked graves in various locations. At Evergreen cemetery, Vera May Holbrook, 17, is located right behind this statue.


One of the girls, 16-year old Josephine Barthelemy, confessed to starting the fire. She thought everyone would be able to go home and "take a nice ride in an automobile". As she had an 8-year old mentality, she was not charged with any crime, and eventually went to a new mental institution in Pomona. Supposedly, she is buried in San Gabriel Mission, as are 4 brothers and parents, not far from the family home. This is the referenced grave. I have some doubts that it is accurate because she would have been married. (Records show Josephine M. Barthelemy married Frank Preciado in 1933, however.)

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Delores "DeeDee" Jackson was the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson. Her boyfriend, Donald Bohana, said at his trial that she died in a swimming pool accident, but prosecutors said she had been beaten and choked.


Yvette Lebon studied music and art before going into acting. During WWII, she was the mistress of Jean Luchaire, a French journalist and politician. After moving to the US, she married producer Nathan Wachsberger. She turned 103 in August 2013, and was France's oldest actress.


Porcaro worked as a session bass player before replacing Toto original bass player David Hungate in 1982 shortly after the band completed recording the Toto IV album. He remained with the band until 2007. Along with Toto, Porcaro played numerous sessions in Los Angeles, and toured with Michael Franks, Seals and Crofts, Larry Carlton, and Boz Scaggs. He retired from touring in 2007 as a result of being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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