• Hope Summers

    1896 - 1979

    Hope Summers (1896 - 1979)

    Motion picture and television actress. She is most remembered for her work on “The Andy Griffith Show.” Her character went through a variety of names, such as ‘Bertha Edwards’ and ‘Clara Johnson’ before the producers finally settled on ‘Clara Edwards.’ In addition to TV appearaces, she appeared in movies such as “Edge Of Eternity,” “Inherit […]

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  • Horace B. Carpenter

    1875 - 1945

    Horace B. Carpenter (1875 - 1945)

    A veteran stage actor of 50 years, Carpenter entered films with the Famous Players Lasky Company and later wrote scenarios for Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Carpenter died following a heart attack. Actor in 305 films, director of 15 and screenwriter for 5. (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Parents:  Samuel Perrin Carpenter (1835 – 1909)  Eva Ella […]

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  • Horace Bushnell

    1802 - 1876

    Horace Bushnell (1802 - 1876)

    While in California in 1856, for the restoration of his health, Horace Bushnell took an active interest in the organization, at Oakland, of the College of California (chartered in 1855 and merged with the University of California in 1869), the presidency of which he declined. As a preacher, Dr Bushnell was very effective. Though not […]

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  • Horace G. Brown

    1904 - 1994

    Horace G. Brown (1904 - 1994)

    American motion picture actor. He married legendary actress Marion Davies in 1951.  Family links:  Spouse:  Marion Davies (1897 – 1961)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Horace Hagedorn

    1915 - 2005

    Horace Hagedorn (1915 - 2005)

    Businessman. Born in Manhattan, he was an advertising executive who found a niche product in 1950 and turned the blue-crystal plant fertilizer, Miracle-Gro, a staple of American gardens, into the world’s top-selling plant food. His first full-page advertisement for Miracle-Gro in the New York Herald Tribune generated $22,000 in orders within three days. “Miracle-Gro All-Purpose […]

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  • Horace Lawson Hunley

    1823 - 1863

    Horace Lawson Hunley (1823 - 1863)

    Horace Lawson Hunley (June 20, 1823, Sumner County, Tennessee – October 15, 1863, Charleston, South Carolina), was a Confederate marine engineer during the American Civil War. He developed early hand-powered submarines, the most famous of which was posthumously named for him, H. L. Hunley.  Though he was born in Tennessee, Hunley’s parents (Louisa Harden Lawson […]

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  • Horace Mann

    1796 - 1859

    Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

    Educator. Born in Massachusetts, he was an educator and a statesman who greatly advanced the cause of universal, free, non-sectarian public schools. After graduation in 1819, he taught, studied law and entered politics, serving in the State Assembly 1827 to 1837. He was the first secretary to Massachusetts Commission to improve education and was the […]

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  • Horace Mann Bond

    1904 - 1972

    Horace Mann Bond (1904 - 1972)

    Educator. Served as president of Fort Valley State College and Lincoln University, two historically predominant African American colleges. His son, Julian Bond, became a prominent civil rights activist, the first African American elected to the Georgia House of Representatives since the Reconstruction, chairman of the NAACP and who hosted television’s “America’s Black Forum” and narrated […]

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  • Horace McCoy

    1897 - 1955

    Horace McCoy (1897 - 1955)

    Horace McCoy was born in Pegram, Tennessee. During World War I McCoy served in the United States Army Air Corps. He flew several missions behind enemy lines as a bombardier and reconnaissance photographer. He was wounded and received the Croix de Guerre for heroism from the government of France. From 1919 to 1930, he worked as […]

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  • Horace Smith

    1808 - 1893

    Horace Smith (1808 - 1893)

    Born in Cheshire, Massachusetts, Horace Smith was employed by the U. S. Armory service from 1824 to 1842, when he moved to Newton, Connecticut. He was employed by various gun makers up to the 1840s, when he moved to Norwich, Connecticut. He is then listed as a partner of Cranston & Smith. It is known […]

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  • Horatio Alger, Jr

    1832 - 1899

    Horatio Alger, Jr (1832 - 1899)

    Author. Raised in a strict Calvinist home he attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps of being a clergyman but heeded the call to write instead. A native of Revere, Massachusetts he graduated from Harvard Divinity School having studied under the famed poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His attempt to join the Union army was thwarted […]

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  • Horatio Greenough

    1805 - 1852

    Horatio Greenough (1805 - 1852)

    Sculptor. Born in Boston, Greenough showed his interest in art at a young age and was informally trained by acquaintances. After graduating from Phillips Academy, he went to Harvard, where he was mentored by painter Washington Allston before graduating in 1821. Greenough was especially interested in antiquity and traveled to Rome, Florence, and other parts […]

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  • Horst Buchholz

    1933 - 2003

    Horst Buchholz (1933 - 2003)

    Horst Buchholz was born in Berlin, the son of Maria Hasenkamp. He never knew his biological father, but took the surname of his stepfather Hugo Buchholz, a shoemaker, whom his mother married in 1938. His half-sister Heidi, born in 1941, gave him the nickname “Hotte”, which he kept for the rest of his life. During […]

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  • Horst Janssen

    1929 - 1995

    Horst Janssen (1929 - 1995)

    Painter, Honour citizen of Oldenburg.  Family links:  Spouse:  Beatrice R Walker (1922 – 2011)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Horton Foote

    1916 - 2009

    Horton Foote (1916 - 2009)

    Foote began as an actor after studying at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1931–32. After getting better reviews for plays he had written than his acting, he focused on writing in the 1940s and became one of the leading writers for television during the 1950s, beginning with an episode of The Gabby Hayes Show. The Trip […]

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  • Houston Antwine

    1939 - 2011

    Houston Antwine (1939 - 2011)

    Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1961 to 1972), he played at the defensive-tackle position in the American and National Football Leagues with the Boston/New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Raised in Tennessee where he attended Manassas High School, he played collegiate football at Southern Illinois University, while also earning the NAIA Wrestling Champion title. […]

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  • Houston Stewart Chamberlain

    1855 - 1927

    Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855 - 1927)

    Philosopher. Chamberlain’s most famous work, “The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century” (1916), argued for the superiority of the “Aryan”, Germanic peoples and attacked Jews as being degenerate. Among the people he influenced was Hitler, and they met at least once before Hitler came to power. Chamberlain was associated with the composer Richard Wagner and married […]

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  • Howard Arden Edwards

    1884 - 1953

    Howard Arden Edwards (1884 - 1953)

    20th century artist, architect, and collector of prehistoric and historic American Indian artifacts. He designed and built an unusual Swiss Chalet style home in Antelope Valley, California…the middle of the Mojave Desert, for he and his family. This historic structure has since become the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse: […]

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  • Howard Baker

    1925 - 2014

    Howard Baker (1925 - 2014)

    Howard Baker began his political career in 1964, when he lost to the liberal Democrat Ross Bass in a U.S. Senate election to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Estes Kefauver. In the 1966 U.S. Senate election for Tennessee, Bass lost the Democratic primary to former Governor Frank G. Clement, and Baker handily […]

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  • Howard C Miller

    1905 - 1995

    Howard C Miller (1905 - 1995)

    Founder of the Howard Miller Clock Company.  Family links:  Parents:  Herman Miller (1868 – 1948)  Nellie Breen Miller (1871 – 1939)  Spouse:  Martha M Muller Miller (1902 – 1999)  Siblings:  Howard C Miller (1905 – 1995)  Margaret Miller Harvery-Smith (1907 – 1970)*  Earl Keith Miller (1912 – 1965)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Natural causes

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  • Howard Caine

    1926 - 1993

    Howard Caine (1926 - 1993)

    Howard Caine was born on January 2, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee, into a Jewish family. At the age of 13, Cohen moved with his family to New York City, where he began studying acting. Learning to erase his Southern accent, he went on to became a master of 32 foreign and American dialects. Caine served […]

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  • Howard Carpenter Marmon

    1876 - 1943

    Howard Carpenter Marmon (1876 - 1943)

    Industrialist,  Automotive Innovator. Howard attend Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and then at the University of California where he was obtained a degree in engineering. The Marmon family prospered in the manufacturing of flour milling machinery with the Nordyke and Marmon Company which was established in 1851. Sons of the co-founder, Howard and Walter Marmon […]

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  • Howard Carter

    1874 - 1939

    Howard Carter (1874 - 1939)

    Scientist, Archeologist. Born in 1874 to Samuel and Martha Joyce (Sands) Carter in Kensington. He was a sickly child of humble origin having had, as a result, no old school ties to his name. He was, however, educated as an artist by his father, who was an accomplished and well-known draughtsman himself. As an infant […]

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  • Howard Cosell

    1918 - 1995

    Howard Cosell (1918 - 1995)

    Howard Cosell Television Sportscaster. He gained wide fame and acclaim during his tenure as a football commentator on ABC’s “Monday Night Football”. Born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he attended New York University, where he received a degree in law and was admitted to the New York […]

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  • Howard Da Silva

    1909 - 1986

    Howard Da Silva (1909 - 1986)

    Da Silva appeared in a number of Broadway musicals, including the role of Larry Foreman in the legendary first production of Marc Blitzstein’s musical, The Cradle Will Rock (1937). Later, he costarred in the original 1943 stage production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, playing the role of the psychopathic Jud Fry. He was the easygoing […]

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  • Howard Duff

    1913 - 1990

    Howard Duff (1913 - 1990)

    Howard Duff was born in Charleston, now part of Bremerton, Washington. He graduated in 1932 from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, where he began acting in school plays after he was cut from the school basketball team. Thereafter, he worked locally in the theater in Seattle until he entered the United States Army Air Corps […]

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  • Howard Finster

    1916 - 2001

    Howard Finster (1916 - 2001)

    Artist. Born in Valley Hood, Alabama. A former traveling Baptist preacher and bicycle repairman, he was known for making over 47,000 works of art using various components. He also painted album covers for R.E.M. and Talking Heads, as well as special olympic-themed Coke bottle art for Coca-Cola. The largest collection of his works can be […]

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  • Howard Green Duff

    1913 - 1990

    Howard Green Duff (1913 - 1990)

    Actor. Son of Carlton Edward & Hazel (Green) Duff. Born in Charleston, Washington, he was a versatile performer of film, television, stage and radio. He began his career acting in stage productions in the late 1930s, until he entered the military during the Second World War where he was assigned to the Army Air Force’s […]

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  • Howard Johnson

    1897 - 1972

    Howard Johnson (1897 - 1972)

    Ice Cream and Hotel Magnate. Howard Johnson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1897. He quit school in the eighth grade to work in his father’s cigar store. Johnson served in World War I as a part of the American Expeditionary Force. Soon after Johnson’s return, his father died, leaving him the business and its […]

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  • Howard Martin Temin

    1934 - 1994

    Howard Martin Temin (1934 - 1994)

    Howard Martin Temin’s first exposure to experimental science was during his time at the California Institute of Technology as a graduate student in laboratory of Professor Renato Dulbecco. Temin originally studied embryology at CIT, but after about a year and a half, he switched to animal virology. He became interested Dulbecco’s lab after a chance […]

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