• David Gunn

    1945 - 1993

    David Gunn (1945 - 1993)

    David Gunn (November 16, 1945 – March 10, 1993) was an American physician. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and earned his M.D. at the University of Kentucky. Gunn moved to Brewton, Alabama, after his residency, choosing to provide OB/GYN and abortion services in rural America. David Gunn was murdered in Pensacola, Florida, by […]

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  • David H. Jacobs

    1921 - 1992

    David H. Jacobs (1921 - 1992)

    Real estate developer and former co-owner of the Cleveland Indians. (bio by: Joyce)  Family links:  Spouse:  Barbara Mae Barrow Jacobs (1926 – 2005)* *Calculated relationship

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  • David Haines

    1970 - 2014

    David Haines (1970 - 2014)

    David Haines was born in East Yorkshire, moving to Perth, Scotland, as a child and prior to his capture resided in Sisak, Croatia, as a father of two. Haines had been an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force before turning to work in humanitarian aid in 1999. He helped victims of conflict in the […]

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  • David Hall McConnell

    1858 - 1937

    David Hall McConnell (1858 - 1937)

    Founder of California Perfume Company in 1928, which became Avon Company.

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  • David Halliday Moffat

    1839 - 1911

    David Halliday Moffat (1839 - 1911)

    Businessman. A railroad tycoon and mining magnate, he was the builder of the world-renowned Moffat Road train route in Colorado. He co-founded the “Woolworth and Moffat” department stores (now known as Woolworth’s). One of the founders of Denver University, he was a close friend of Horace and Baby Doe Tabor. (bio by: Salena Odom)  Family […]

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  • David Hand

    1900 - 1986

    David Hand (1900 - 1986)

    David Dodd Hand (January 23, 1900 – October 11, 1986) was an animator and animation filmmaker, best known for his work at Walt Disney Productions. Hand worked on numerous Disney shorts during the 1930s, eventually becoming supervising director on the animated features Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, David […]

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  • David Hayes Agnew

    1818 - 1892

    David Hayes Agnew (1818 - 1892)

    David Hayes Agnew He was born on November 24, 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1838, and a few years later set up in practice at Philadelphia and became a lecturer at the Philadelphia School of Anatomy. He married Margaret Irwin in 1841. He […]

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  • David Hemmings

    1941 - 2003

    David Hemmings (1941 - 2003)

    David Hemmings was born in Guildford, Surrey, to a cookie salesman father. His education at Alleyn’s School, Glyn Grammar School in Ewell, and the Arts Educational School, led him to start his career performing as a boy soprano in several works by the composer Benjamin Britten, who formed a close friendship with him at this […]

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  • David Hennessy

    1858 - 1890

    David Hennessy (1858 - 1890)

    David Hennessy joined the New Orleans police force as a messenger in 1870. While only a teenager, he caught two adult thieves in the act, beat them with his bare hands, and dragged them to the police station. He made detective at the age of 20. With his cousin Michael Hennessy, he arrested the notorious Italian […]

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  • David Henry Mercer

    1857 - 1919

    David Henry Mercer (1857 - 1919)

    US Congressman. Born in Benton County, Iowa, he admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced law practice in Brownville, Nebraska. He served terms as city clerk, police judge and secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1896. In 1897, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress and to the four […]

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  • David Herold

    1842 - 1865

    David Herold (1842 - 1865)

    David Herold and a group of co-conspirators had originally plotted to kidnap Lincoln, but later planned to kill him, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William H. Seward in a bid to help the Confederacy’s cause. On the night of April 14, 1865, Herold guided Lewis Powell to Seward’s house. Inside, Powell attempted to […]

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  • David Hess

    1936 - 2011

    David Hess (1936 - 2011)

    Hess was born David Alexander Hess on September 19, 1936 in New York City. His mother, Marjory, was an opera singer. In 1956, Hess recorded the original version of the Otis Blackwell composition “All Shook Up” under the stage name David Hill. The next year the song became a #1 hit single for Elvis Presley. He began […]

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  • David Higgins

    1970 - 1903

    David Higgins (1970 - 1903)

    Newspaper Publisher. He was the owner and publisher of Seattle’s “Daily Intelligencer.” Born in New York state, he learned his early skills as a printer before deciding on a career in law. He was admitted to the New York Bar Association in 1850 at the age of 23. Shortly thereafter he traveled to San Joaquin […]

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  • David Houston

    1935 - 1993

    David Houston (1935 - 1993)

    David Houston was born in Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana. He was a descendant of Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. His godfather was 1920s pop singer Gene Austin, no relation to Stephen F. Austin, another founder of Texas. Like Austin, Houston lived briefly as […]

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  • David Hubel

    1926 - 2013

    David Hubel (1926 - 2013)

    Hubel was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to American parents in 1926. His paternal grandfather emigrated as a child to the United States from the Bavarian town of Nördlingen. In 1929, his family moved to Montreal, where he spent his formative years. His father was a chemical engineer and Hubel developed a keen interest in […]

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  • David J. Bloom

    1963 - 2003

    David J. Bloom (1963 - 2003)

    David Bloom was born in Edina, Minnesota, and was an avid ice hockey player and state champion in high school debating in the National Forensic League. Bloom attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California, from 1981 to 1985 where he was a national debate champion. He majored in political science.  Bloom was survived by his wife, […]

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  • David J. Cook

    1840 - 1907

    David J. Cook (1840 - 1907)

    Western Lawman and Detective. Began his career in the Rocky Mountain area tracking down Confederate Spies for the Colorado Cavalry during the Civil War. During the 1870’s he was a Denver City Marshall, Deputy U.S. Marshall, Arapahoe County Sheriff and General of the Colorado Militia. He started the Rocky Mountain Detective Association, the first formal […]

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  • David Jacks

    1822 - 1909

    David Jacks (1822 - 1909)

    Founder of Monterey Jack Cheese.  He was born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1841 he joined his two older brothers in America.  He then immigrated to California during the Gold Rush in 1949.He was also a businessman, landowner and developer who acquired thousands of acres in and around Monterey, California.  He owned a dairy that […]

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  • David Janssen

    1931 - 1980

    David Janssen (1931 - 1980)

    David Janssen He is best remembered for his role as ‘Dr. Richard Kimble’ in the ABC television drama series “The Fugitive,” about a Midwest doctor falsely convicted of murdering his wife and his escape from custody, followed by his intense search for the actual killer, which aired from 1963 until 1967. At the time, the […]

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  • David Josiah Brewer

    1837 - 1910

    David Josiah Brewer (1837 - 1910)

    Brewer was born to Emilia Field Brewer and Rev. Josiah Brewer, who at the time of his birth were running a school for Greeks in Izmir, Turkey; Mrs. Brewer’s brother Stephen Johnson Field, a future Supreme Court colleague of Brewer’s, was living with the couple at the time. His parents returned to the United States […]

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  • David Lander

    1947 - 2020

    David Lander (1947 - 2020)

    Actor David L. Lander — the unforgettable Squiggy on ABC’s “Laverne & Shirley” — has died, his family confirmed to The Times. Lander passed away Friday evening at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after having battled multiple sclerosis for 37 years. His wife, Kathy Fields Lander, daughter Natalie Lander and son-in-law Jared Hillman were by […]

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  • David Langton

    1912 - 1994

    David Langton (1912 - 1994)

    David Langton was born Basil Muir Langton-Dodds to a middle class family in Motherwell, Lanarkshire in 1912. His father was a wine merchant and Langton’s family moved to England when he was four years old. He attended a prep school in Bath, Somerset and left education at the age of 16. Langton’s father had always […]

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  • David Lawrence Angell

    1946 - 2001

    David Lawrence Angell (1946 - 2001)

    Television Producer. He was an Emmy award winning producer of the television situation comedy “Frasier”. In addition he also wrote episodes of the television comedies “Wings” and “Cheers”. He and his wife Lynn were aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when terrorists took over the plane and crashed it into the World Trade Center on September […]

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  • David Lean

    1908 - 1991

    David Lean (1908 - 1991)

    Lean was born in Croydon, Surrey (now part of Greater London), to Francis William le Blount Lean and the former Helena Tangye (niece of Sir Richard Trevithick Tangye). His parents were Quakers and he was a pupil at the Quaker-founded Leighton Park School in Reading. His younger brother, Edward Tangye Lean (1911–1974), founded the original […]

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  • David Lipscomb

    1831 - 1917

    David Lipscomb (1831 - 1917)

    Well known personality in the Church of Christ and founder of David Lipscomb College (Now David Lipscomb University) in Nashville. (bio by: Tim Crutchfield)  Family links:  Parents:  Granville Lipscomb (1802 – 1853)  Spouse:  Margaret O Zellner Lipscomb (1842 – 1926)*  Children:  Zellner Lipscomb (1863 – 1864)*  Siblings:  David Lipscomb (1831 – 1917)  John Lipscomb (1838 […]

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  • David Manners

    1900 - 1998

    David Manners (1900 - 1998)

    Manners was born Rauff de Ryther Duan Acklom in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of British parents, Lilian (Manners) and writer George Moreby Acklom, and the nephew of military figure Cecil Ryther Acklom. Manners originally studied forestry at the University of Toronto, but he found it boring. Over his father’s objections, he pursued a stage […]

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  • David Margulies

    1937 - 2016

    David Margulies (1937 - 2016)

    David Margulies David Margulies, an actor whose range took him from Broadway to Ghostbusters!, has died, according to his agent, Mary Harden. David Margulies, who was 78, was perhaps best known for playing the Mayor of New York in Ghostbusters andGhostbusters II, but his career stretches back to the 1950s, when he launched a stage career off-Broadway. […]

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  • David Markson

    1927 - 2010

    David Markson (1927 - 2010)

    David Merrill Markson was born in Albany, New York, on December 20, 1927. Educated at Union College and Columbia University, Markson began his writing career as a journalist and book editor, periodically taking up work as a college instructor at Columbia University, Long Island University, and The New School. Though his first novel was published in […]

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  • David Mathieson Walker

    1944 - 2001

    David Mathieson Walker (1944 - 2001)

    Astronaut. He graduated from Annapolis in 1966, received flight training as a Naval aviator and served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. In the 1970s, he was engineering test pilot in the flight test division at the Naval Air Test Center and became an NASA Astronaut in August 1979. He was a veteran of four […]

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  • David McAlister

    1951 - 2015

    David McAlister (1951 - 2015)

    David McAlister was born on 2 April 1951 in Worthing, Sussex and died on 26 June 2015 of cancer. He was married with two children (a girl and a boy) living with his family in Surrey. David McAlister was best known for his portrayal of Daddy Warbucks in the stage production of the American musical Annie. […]

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