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Carolyn JONES

American actress

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Inventor - American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812


AmericanJohn T. THOMPSON born John Taliaferro THOMPSON

1860 - 1940
United States Army officer best remembered as the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun

Born on December 31, 1860 in Newport, Kentucky, Thompson grew up on a succession of Army posts and had decided on the military as a career by the age of sixteen. His father was Lt. Col. James Thompson, his mother was Maria Taliaferro. After a[...]

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Singer & Musician


AmericanTHE ANDREWS SISTERS born Patricia Marie "Patty" ANDREWS

1918 - 2013
American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras

The sisters were born to Peter Andreos (anglicized to "Andrews" upon arriving in the US) and Olga (née Sollie); their father was Greek and their mother Norwegian-American of the Lutheran faith. Patty, the youngest and the lead singer of[...]

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AmericanNick ADAMS born Nicholas Aloysius ADAMSHOCK

1931 - 1968
American film and television actor and screenwriter

Adams was born Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania to Peter Adamshock and Catherine Kutz. His father was a Ukrainian-born anthracite coal miner. In 1958 he told columnist Hedda Hopper, "We lived in those little company houses[...]

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Author - Director - Poet


AmericanSherman ALEXIE born Sherman Joseph ALEXIE

American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker

Alexie was born on October 7, 1966, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. He lived as a child on the Spokane Indian Reservation, located west of Spokane. His father, Sherman Joseph Alexie, was a member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, and[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars

William Kelly-HARRISON

AmericanWilliam Kelly HARRISON 

1895 - 1987
United States Army officer, head of the United Nations Command armistice delegation in the Korean War

Son of Medal of Honor recipient William Kelly Harrison (himself a direct descendant of President William Henry Harrison) (this seems to have come from an obituary for General Harrison, but genealogical research indicates that while they might[...]

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AmericanElizabeth BUFFUM CHACE born Elizabeth BUFFUM

1806 - 1899
American activist in the Anti-Slavery, Women's Rights, and Prison Reform Movements

Elizabeth Buffum Chace was born Elizabeth Buffum in Smithfield, Rhode Island on December 9, 1806, to Arnold Buffum and Rebecca Gould, the Buffum and Gould families were some of the oldest families in New England. A birthright Quaker, Elizabeth[...]

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