• Jacob Snow Winslow

    1827 - 1902

    Jacob Snow Winslow (1827 - 1902)

    Businessman. Founded the J.S. Winslow Company, a firm that came to be the largest sailing vessels fleet in the  Atlantic Ocean. (bio by: Russ Dodge)  Family links:  Spouses:  Philena Morton Winslow (1832 – 1877)*  Melvina Wilder Clark Winslow (1858 – 1944)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Paula Winslowe

    1910 - 1996

    Paula Winslowe (1910 - 1996)

    Paula Winslowe (March 23, 1910 – March 6, 1996), sometimes credited as Paula Winslow, was a radio and television actress and is known for her role as Bambi’s mother in the 1942 movie Bambi. Winslowe was born in Grafton, North Dakota in 1910. On radio, she was heard in many shows, including the role of Peg Riley […]

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  • Helene Winston

    1922 - 2004

    Helene Winston (1922 - 2004)

    Actress. Best known for her role as ‘Gladys King’ on the 1970s sitcom “King of Kensington.” She made numerous appearances on the television show “The Monkees” and guest appearances on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Sanford and Son,” “Bewitched” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.” She also appeared in more than a dozen movies including the […]

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  • Johnny Winter

    1944 - 2014

    Johnny Winter (1944 - 2014)

    Johnny Winter American Musician and Producer. Winter released nearly 20 albums and earned seven Grammy nominations in his career as an iconic blues musician. When he was ten years old, he and his younger brother Edgar, who were both born with albinism, appeared on a local children’s show, playing ukulele and singing Everly Brothers songs. […]

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  • Edward Winter

    1937 - 2001

    Edward Winter (1937 - 2001)

    Winter was born in Ventura, California, and began his career on Broadway. Winter was twice nominated for Tony Awards as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical). The first was in 1967, as Herr Ludwig in Cabaret, then in 1969, as J.D. Sheldrake in Promises, Promises. He moved on to television, appearing on the daytime serials The […]

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  • George Lovington “Sassafrass” Winter

    1878 - 1951

    George Lovington “Sassafrass” Winter (1878 - 1951)

    Major League Baseball Player. He was right hander pitcher, making his debut for the for the Boston Americans on June 15, 1901. For eight-seasons, he played with the Boston Americans 1901-08) and part of the 1908, season with the Detroit Tigers. Altough he was not a part of the Boston Americans World Series win in […]

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  • Jo De Winter

    1921 - 2016

    Jo De Winter (1921 - 2016)

    Actress. She was an American actress who was best known for her role in Dirty Harry (1971), Gloria (1982) and Bird (1988). Born Juanita Daussat in Sacramento, California. She appeared on Broadway in Children of a Lesser God, and onstage in Europe in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Between 1965 and 2002 she made […]

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  • Winona Winter

    1970 - 1940

    Winona Winter (1970 - 1940)

    Actress. She was a musical comedy star on stage and was married to sports analyst Norman L. Sper. There son Norman Sper Jr. was a diving and swimming champion at the age of 14. She also appeared in vaudeville, and in the 1914 film, “The Man From Mexico” as ‘Sally.’ (bio by: K)  Family links: […]

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  • Shelley Winters

    1920 - 2006

    Shelley Winters (1920 - 2006)

    Winters was born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Rose (née Winter), a singer with The Muny, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men’s clothing. Her parents were Jewish; her father emigrated from Austria, and her mother had been born in St. Louis to Austrian immigrants. Her parents were third cousins. Her […]

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  • Darbi Winters

    1946 - 1962

    Darbi Winters (1946 - 1962)

    Aspiring teenaged actress whose wish was to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe whenever the day came. Her wish was prematurely fulfilled, when, shortly after Marilyn’s death, her step-father killed her. Darbi was placed one crypt up and one to the right of Marilyn’s crypt #24. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Dewey Kay […]

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  • Gloria Winters

    1931 - 2010

    Gloria Winters (1931 - 2010)

    Actress. She shall be remembered as Penny King from the 1950s television series “Sky King”. Raised in Los Angeles, she got her start in show business early, appearing as a baby in the 1932 “Virtue”, which starred Carole Lombard. She had some other small roles as a child, then begining in the late 1940s was […]

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  • Joan Winters

    1909 - 1933

    Joan Winters (1909 - 1933)

    Joan Winters appeared on Broadway in 1930 as Sue in the drama Bad Girl. She left for Europe on April 13, 1932 and planned to return to New York City in time to celebrate her birthday on December 8, 1933. According to a UPI wire report from November 4, 1933, Winters’s corpse was discovered together with […]

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  • Sheree Winton

    1935 - 1976

    Sheree Winton (1935 - 1976)

    British Actress. She was often referred to as ‘the English Jayne Mansfield’ and appeared in many films and TV shows throughout her career. Her film appearances include “The Devil’s Disciple” (1959), “Dentist in the Chair” (1960), “The Road to Hong Kong” (1962) and “Rhubarb” (1969). Amongst her TV show appearances were “Frankie Howerd” and “Terry […]

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  • Estelle Winwood

    1883 - 1984

    Estelle Winwood (1883 - 1984)

    Respected British-born stage and motion picture actress of the 1910s thru 1970s. She worked well into her 80s and lived past 100 years. Married for a brief time to actor Arthur Chesney. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Francis Barlow Bradley (____ – 1929)* *Calculated relationship

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  • William Wirt

    1772 - 1834

    William Wirt (1772 - 1834)

    US Attorney General. As a young orphaned boy, he was educated in several classical schools, including one kept by the Reverend James Hunt of Montgomery Co. Maryland. He received the largest part of his education during a four year period in Hunt’s school. At the age of fifteen he went to reside with the Benjamin […]

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  • Bill Wirtz

    1929 - 2007

    Bill Wirtz (1929 - 2007)

    Bill Wirtz (via his stake in the Wirtz Corporation) was most notable as owner of the Chicago Blackhawks; Wirtz Realty, a large real estate owner in Chicago; and Judge & Dolph Ltd., a major liquor distributor selling over 33 percent of all liquor in Illinois. Wirtz Corp. also has interests in banking and insurance, and […]

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  • Hastings Arthur Wise

    1954 - 2005

    Hastings Arthur Wise (1954 - 2005)

    Hastings Wise was an ex-convict who had served prison time for bank robbery and receipt of stolen goods before obtaining a technical degree and, eventually, finding employment at R.E. Phelon. He had no criminal convictions for the approximately fifteen years between his release from prison and the murders of 1997. According to his pastor, in […]

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  • Martha Wise

    1882 - 1971

    Martha Wise (1882 - 1971)

    Martha Wise was born in 1884 to Sophie Hasel and her husband, farmers in Hardscrabble, a town in Medina County, Ohio. Three brothers and a sister were also born to the family, although contemporary sources name only one, a brother named Fred. In 1906, Martha Hasel met the substantially older Albert Wise at a box […]

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  • Tina Leiu Wiseman

    1965 - 2005

    Tina Leiu Wiseman (1965 - 2005)

    Actress, Singer, and Television Personality. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, she, was born to a father who was a Navy vet and a mother who was American Samoan. She was also a Samoan Princess, the granddaughter of the high chief who founded the village Futinga in American Samoa. At first Wiseman studied to be a […]

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  • Johnny Valentine

    1928 - 2001

    Johnny Valentine (1928 - 2001)

    Johnny Valentine Wisniski was originally from Maple Valley, Washington. He was a devout Christian for many years. He was married to a woman named Sharon, who plans to write a book titled A Never Ending Love Story of a Wrestler and His Wife about their life together. He also had a son, Greg Valentine, who […]

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  • Johnny Valentine

    1928 - 2001

    Johnny Valentine (1928 - 2001)

    Johnny Valentine Johnny Valentine was a man’s man and tough as nails. He had been battling and fighting for his life and he had beaten the odds, time and time again. A 1975 plane crash that left him paralysed. Wrestling promoters that had all but forgotten him. A staff of doctors who said they couldn’t […]

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  • Googie Withers

    1917 - 2011

    Googie Withers (1917 - 2011)

    Withers was born in Karachi, Pakistan then part of British India, to Edgar Withers, a captain in the Royal Navy, and a Dutch-German mother, Zitette. She acquired the name “Googie” (Little Pigeon) at a young age from her ayah (nanny). As a child, she learned Urdu. Her father left the Royal Navy to manage a […]

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  • Iva Withers

    1917 - 2014

    Iva Withers (1917 - 2014)

    Actress, Singer. A pretty blonde who had a long career on Broadway, she shall be remembered as perhaps The Great White Way’s supreme understudy. Born Pearl Iva Withers, she was raised in Winnipeg, learned to sing in church, began appearing in local Vaudeville revues at around 10, and in 1940 moved to New York where […]

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  • Grant Withers

    1904 - 1959

    Grant Withers (1904 - 1959)

    Born Granville G. Withers in Pueblo, Colorado, Grant Withers worked as an oil company salesman and newspaper reporter before breaking into films near the end of the silent era. His more-than-30-year acting career took off in the late 1920s. While in his twenties, his hairy-chested rugged good looks made him the leading man over such […]

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  • Dane Witherspoon

    1957 - 2014

    Dane Witherspoon (1957 - 2014)

    Dane Witherspoon Dane Witherspoon (December 27, 1957 – March 29, 2014) was an American actor who has appeared in such daytime TV soap operas as Santa Barbara as Joe Perkins in 1984, and Capitol as Tyler McCandless from 1985 to 1986. Early life and career Witherspoon was born in Denton, Texas. At age 19, he […]

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  • Cora Witherspoon

    1890 - 1957

    Cora Witherspoon (1890 - 1957)

    Actress in 48 films including: “Libeled Lady” with Jean Harlow, “Marie Antoinette” with Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power, “Dark Victory” with Bette Davis and “The Bank Dick” with W.C. Fields. (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Parents:  Henry Edgeworth Witherspoon (1844 – 1898)  Cora S. Bell Witherspoon (1845 – 1900)

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  • Harris Wittels

    1984 - 2015

    Harris Wittels (1984 - 2015)

    Harris Wittels was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Dr. Ellison Wittels and Maureen (née Davidson) Wittels, and raised in Houston, Texas. Wittels described his father as “the funniest dude alive”. He had one older sister, voiceover actress Stephanie Wittels. He was Jewish, and had his bar mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El, across the […]

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  • Dean Witter

    1887 - 1969

    Dean Witter (1887 - 1969)

    Businessman. He was the founder of the investment company that bears his name. It was started by him, Jean and Guy Witter in San Francisco in 1924, and dealt in municipal and corporate debt obligations. In 1929, he opened an office in New York, as well as becoming a member firm of the New York […]

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  • Hymie Weiss

    1898 - 1926

    Hymie Weiss (1898 - 1926)

    Born Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski in present-day Poland, Hymie Weiss grew up on the North Side of Chicago with his Polish-American family. He was nicknamed “Hymie” and “Hymie the Pole”, later in his career. He was Catholic, despite the “Jewish-sounding” moniker (he carried a rosary and a bible). As a teenager, Weiss became a petty […]

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  • Ona Munson

    1903 - 1955

    Ona Munson (1903 - 1955)

    Ona Munson was born Owena Wolcott in Portland, Oregon. She first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of No, No, Nanette. From this, Munson had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930s in New York. She introduced the song “You’re the Cream in […]

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