• John Couey

    1958 - 2009

    John Couey (1958 - 2009)

    John Couey had an extensive criminal record that included 24 arrests for burglary, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and indecent exposure. During a house burglary in 1978, Couey was accused of grabbing a girl in her bedroom, placing his hand over her mouth, and kissing her. Couey was sentenced to 10 years in […]

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  • John Curr

    1970 - 1970

    John Curr (1970 - 1970)

    Business magnate. Co-founder of Sibley, Lindsay & Curr, for over a hundred years one of the most successful department stores in the U.S. Sibley’s was eventually bought out by Kaufmanns in the late 20th century.  (bio by: Mount Hope NY)

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  • John Curtis Underwood

    1809 - 1873

    John Curtis Underwood (1809 - 1873)

    US Jurist. Judge of the United States District Court. In 1856 campaigned for the Republican ticket and was so outspoken against slavery he had to leave the state. Campaigned for Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860 campaign, and was rewarded with an appointment as fifth auditor of the treasury in 1861. In 1864, Underwood was appointed […]

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  • John D McKeel, Jr

    1953 - 1991

    John D McKeel, Jr (1953 - 1991)

    Unites States Marine Sergeant. One of the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran from 1979 to 1981. Shot to death while trying to help a woman who was being robbed. (bio by: Erik Lander)  Inscription:US Marine CorpsVietnam Veteran

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  • John D. O’Bryant

    1931 - 1992

    John D. O’Bryant (1931 - 1992)

    Teacher. O’Bryant was the first African American to serve as a School Committee President. Born to a Pullman porter in 1931, he graduated from English High School and became a schoolteacher in 1954 and later a guidance counsel at his old high school. In 1979, with educator Mel King they founded the Roxbury Multi-Service Center […]

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  • John D. Rockefeller, III

    1906 - 1978

    John D. Rockefeller, III (1906 - 1978)

    Financier and Philanthropist.  Born into the wealthy and socially prominent Rockefeller family, he was the eldest son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.  He attended primary education at the Browning School in New York City, and at the Loomis Institute in Windsor, Connecticut.  In 1929, he graduated from Princeton University where he […]

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  • John Dall

    1920 - 1971

    John Dall (1920 - 1971)

    John Dall Thompson (he used his middle name for his acting career) was born in New York City on 26 May 1920, the younger son of Charles Jenner Thompson (1873-1929) and his wife Henry (née Worthington). (Sources which cite Dall’s birth name as John Jenner Thompson and his birth year as 1918 appear to be […]

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  • John Daly

    1914 - 1991

    John Daly (1914 - 1991)

    The second of two brothers, Daly was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his American father worked as a geologist. After his father died of tropical fever, Daly’s mother moved the family to Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Daly was an alumnus of Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire; he later served on its […]

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  • John Daniel Hertz

    1879 - 1961

    John Daniel Hertz (1879 - 1961)

    Business Magnate. Born Sandor Herz on April 10, 1879. When he was five years old, Mr. Hertz’s family immigrated to this country from the little village of Vrutsky, in what was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and later became Czechoslovakia.In his early twenties, he met Fannie Kesner, a member of a well-to-do Chicago family, […]

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  • John David Duty

    1952 - 2010

    John David Duty (1952 - 2010)

    John David Duty was born on April 25, 1952, to Charles Houston Duty and Mildred Duty Hall. Duty stated that he had been raised in a broken home, his mother having remarried twice. His family included two brothers, a sister, a half-brother, and a half-sister. For some time, Duty went by the name of John […]

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  • John Davidson

    1886 - 1968

    John Davidson (1886 - 1968)

    Actor. Most remembered opposite Francis X. Bushman in “A Million A Minute,” (1916) he appeared in some 150 movies. (bio by: MC)

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  • John Davidson

    1886 - 1968

    John Davidson (1886 - 1968)

    Actor. Most remembered opposite Francis X. Bushman in “A Million A Minute,” (1916) he appeared in some 150 movies. (bio by: MC)

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  • John Davison Rockefeller, Sr

    1839 - 1937

    John Davison Rockefeller, Sr (1839 - 1937)

    American financier, oil magnate and philanthropist.  Best known as the patriarch of the socially prominent Rockefeller family of New York, founder of the Standard Oil Company and founder of the Rockefeller Foundation.  He was born John Davison Rockefeller on July 8, 1839 in Richford, New York, the son of William Avery Rockefeller, a traveling quack […]

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  • John Dehner

    1915 - 1992

    John Dehner (1915 - 1992)

    Dehner was born in Staten Island, New York. He had an extensive career as a radio actor, appearing as a lead or supporting player in such series as Gunsmoke and Philip Marlowe. He starred as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun – Will Travel, one of the few times a show began on […]

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  • John Demjanjuk

    1920 - 2012

    John Demjanjuk (1920 - 2012)

    John Demjanjuk (born Ivan Mykolaiovych Demianiuk; Ukrainian: Іван Миколайович Дем’янюк; 3 April 1920 – 17 March 2012) was a retired Ukrainian-American auto worker, a former soldier in the Soviet Red Army, and a POW during the Second World War.  Although he was a survivor of the notorious Nazi concentration camps system, he was convicted in […]

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  • John Dennis

    1925 - 2004

    John Dennis (1925 - 2004)

    Character Actor who. He appeared in hundreds of Motion Pictures and Television shows from the 1950s through 1990s. He usaully played tough guy roles in movies such as “From Here To Eternity,” “Pete Kelly’s Blues,” and “The Oscar,” as well as TV appearances in “Perry Mason,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Get Smart.” He became a Minister […]

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  • John Derek

    1926 - 1998

    John Derek (1926 - 1998)

    John Derek Born Derek Harris in Hollywood in 1926, he had a film-oriented background, his father being the silent film-maker Lawrence Harris and his mother a minor film actress, Dolores Johnson. The producer David Selznick put him under contract as a teenager, and gave him small roles (billed as Derek Harris) in the Selznick productions […]

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  • John Dewey

    1859 - 1952

    John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

    Educator. Born in Burlington, Vermont, he was a psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist. For over 50 years he was the voice for a liberal and progressive democracy that shaped the destiny of America and the world. As one of the 20th Century’s premier philosophers, he ranks with the greatest thinkers on the […]

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  • John Dickson Carr

    1906 - 1977

    John Dickson Carr (1906 - 1977)

    Author. He is best remembered for his detective’s novels. Among others: “It Walks by Night,” “Hag’s Nook,” “The Sleeping Sphinx,” “The Dead Man’s Knock” and “Most Secret”. He was also known as Carter Dickson. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)  Family links:  Parents:  Wooda Nicholas Carr (1871 – 1953)  Julia K Carr (1876 – 1966)

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  • John Dierkes

    1905 - 1975

    John Dierkes (1905 - 1975)

    American actor of film and television. Dierkes appeared in the films, “Oklahoma Crude” (1973), “The Omega Man” (1971), “The Haunted Palace” (1963), “X Cool” (1963), “The Alamo” (1960), “Valerie” (1957), “Prince Valiant” (1953), “Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde” (1953), The Thing From Another World” (1951) and “MacBeth” (1948). Appeared in many […]

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  • John Dioguardi

    1914 - 1979

    John Dioguardi (1914 - 1979)

    Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Johnny Dio”, he was a Captain in the Luchese Organized Crime Family. A powerful labor racketeer and union boss, he was indicted for hiring a small-time criminal named Abe Telvi to throw acid in the face of labor columnist Victor Riesel in 1956, who was blinded in the attack. The […]

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  • John Donaldson Voelker

    1903 - 1991

    John Donaldson Voelker (1903 - 1991)

    John Voelker was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on June 29, 1903, to George and Anne Voelker. He attended Northern Michigan Coilege (now University) from 1924 to 1925 before transferring to the University of Michigan Law School, graduating in 1928. While at the University of Michigan, he met and married Grace Taylor. They married on August […]

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  • John Donne

    1572 - 1631

    John Donne (1572 - 1631)

    Donne was born in London, into a recusant Roman Catholic family when practice of that religion was illegal in England. Donne was the third of six children. His father, also named John Donne, was of Welsh descent and a warden of the Ironmongers Company in the City of London. Donne’s father was a respected Roman […]

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  • John Doucette

    1921 - 1994

    John Doucette (1921 - 1994)

    John Doucette (January 21, 1921 in Brockton, Massachusetts – August 16, 1994 in Banning, California) was a film character actor. He was a balding, husky man remembered for playing mob muscle and western bad guys in movies. According to the Internet Movie Data Base, between 1943 and 1987, Doucette appeared in some 260 movies and […]

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  • John Downs

    1913 - 1994

    John Downs (1913 - 1994)

    Actor. Born John Morey Downs in Brooklyn New York, son of Morey H. Downs, a Navy Lieutenant, who would be posted to San Diego, California in 1921. At the age of eight, Downs was picked up by Hal Roach Studios and cast in the Our Gang comedy shorts beginning with “The Champeen” in 1923, he […]

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  • John Drew Barrymore

    1932 - 2004

    John Drew Barrymore (1932 - 2004)

    Barrymore was born in Los Angeles, California to John Barrymore and Dolores Costello. His parents separated when he was 18 months old, and he rarely saw his father afterward. Educated at private schools, he made his film debut at 18, billed as John Barrymore Jr. In 1958, he changed his middle name to Drew, although he […]

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  • John Dunsworth

    1946 - 2017

    John Dunsworth (1946 - 2017)

    John Dunsworth studied acting at the University of Guelph, but dropped out in his fourth year. He went on to act in numerous CBC radio dramas, and has had starring roles in many stage productions at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax. In 1970, Dunsworth leased an abandoned building on Halifax’s waterfront, and converted it into a […]

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  • John Dye

    1963 - 2011

    John Dye (1963 - 2011)

    John Dye was born in Amory, Mississippi, one of three sons, to James and Lynn Dye, a furniture manufacturer and homemaker. He was introduced to acting by playing the role of the youngest von Trapp child in a school production of The Sound of Music at Cleveland High School (CHS) in Cleveland, Tennessee. He performed […]

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  • John E. Brent

    1889 - 1962

    John E. Brent (1889 - 1962)

    Architect. He was Buffalo’s first professional African-American architect and the second African-American to design a “colored” YMCA, Buffalo’s Michigan Avenue YMCA. He was also a founding member of the Buffalo chapter of the NAACP.  (bio by: Deleon Todd)

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  • John Eachard

    1970 - 1697

    John Eachard (1970 - 1697)

    Cleric, Author, Master of St. Catherine’s College and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University (bio by: David Conway)

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