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Captain Benjamin Walker was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and later served as a U.S. Representative from New York. He was born in London, England, where he attended the Blue-Coat School.
Born: 1753, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 13, 1818, Utica, New York, United States
Party: Federalist Party
Previous office: Representative, NY 9th District (1801–1803)
Succeeded by: Killian K. Van Rensselaer
Member of congress start date: March 4, 1801
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA, GPS (lat/lon): 43.07806, -75.25233

On December 23, 1783, the State of New Jersey presented Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben with the use of an estate in Bergen County now known as Steuben House, which had been confiscated from Loyalist Jan Zabriskie in 1781.
Address: 1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA (40.91367, -74.03073)
Type: Museum (open to public)
Phone: +1 201-343-9492
National Register of Historic Places: 83001457, 1983
Place
On September 5, 1788, the New Jersey Legislature gave Baron von Steuben full title to the former Zabriskie estate. Located in the formerly strategic New Bridge Landing, the estate included a gristmill and about 40 acres of land. Legislators initially conditioned the grant, requiring Steuben to "hold, occupy and enjoy the said estate in person, and not by tenant.” Gen. Philemon Dickinson of the New Jersey Militia informed the baron of this gift and responded to his inquiries that "there are on the premises an exceeding good House, an excellent barn, together with many useful outbuildings, all of which I am told, want some repairs... there is... a Grist-mill; a good Orchard, some meadow Ground, & plenty of Wood. The distance from N York by land 15 miles, but you may keep a boat & go from your own door to New York by water—Oysters, Fish & wild fowl in abundance—Possession will be given to you in the Spring, when you will take a view of the premises." Von Steuben spent considerable sums to repair wartime damages to the house and restore its commercial operations under former aide Walker. Recognizing his financial embarrassment, Steuben wrote another former aide-de-camp and companion, William North: "The Jersey Estate must and is to be sold. Walker is my administrator, all debts are to be paid out of it." On November 6, 1788, Steuben again wrote North (at his new home in Duanesburg), noting "My Jersey Estate is Advertised but not yet Sold, from this Walker Shall immediately pay to you the money, you so generously lend me and all my debts in New-York will be payed. I support my present poverty with more heroism than I Expected. All Clubs and parties are renounced, I seldom leave the House." Steuben eventually sold the New Jersey property to a son of the previous owner, and it remained in the Zabriskie family until 1909, so today it is the only remaining XVIII century building that von Steuben owned. Von Steuben moved upstate and settled in Oneida County on a small estate in the vicinity of Rome, on land granted to him for his military service and where he had spent summers. He was later appointed a regent for what evolved into the University of the State of New York. Von Steuben died on November 28, 1794, and was buried at what became the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site (Starr Hill Rd, Remsen, NY 13438). The Steuben Memorial State Historic Site is a historic location and state park in the eastern part of Steuben, Oneida County, New York, that honors Baron von Steuben, the "Drillmaster of the American Revolution." He is buried at the memorial, a "Sacred Grove." The site includes the memorial tomb and reconstructed log cabin (1937) and several smaller elements including a memorial plaque bearing stone, a series of historic markers, and a landscaping structure. The Steuben House Commission was created in 1926 to purchase Baron Steuben’s home at New Bridge. The State took possession of the historic mansion and 1-acre (4,000 m2) of ground for $9,000 on June 27, 1928. It was renovated and opened as the museum headquarters of the Bergen County Historical Society in September, 1939. The Bergen County Historical Society continued stewardship of the site by purchase of land between the Steuben House and the encroaching autoparts yard in 1944. In 1954, the Society was able to persuade the County of Bergen to divert the planned 4-lane highway to the north of the site instead of alongside the historic site. The highway bridge opened in 1956 and the one-lane 1889 swing bridge was closed to vehicles. It remains open for pedestrians. The house is now the cornerstone of this historic district, spanning both sides of the river. Three additional buildings were moved onto the adjacent property of the Bergen County Historical Society, a private non-profit volunteer organization. The Demarest House was moved here from New Milford in 1956 and is maintained by the Blauvelt Demarest Foundation. The Westervelt-Thomas Barn was relocated from Washington Township in 1958. The County of Bergen moved the Campbell-Christie House here to lands of the Bergen County Historical Society in 1977. The Society erected a working replica of a Bergen Dutch Out-Kitchen in 1991 and an outhouse in 2009. The Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission was established by law in 1995 to coordinate and implement all private and governmental plans and activities at Historic New Bridge Landing Park, which was named one of three new urban state parks in 2004.
Life
Who: Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben (born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben legally adopted two handsome soldiers, William North (1755-1836, who later became a US senator) and Benjamin Walker (1753-1818.) A third young man, John W. Mulligan Jr. (1774-1862), also considered himself one of Steuben’s “sons.” His birth father, John “Hercules” Mulligan, had been Alexander Hamilton’s roommate many years before. Historian William Benemann believes that North was romantically involved with Steuben and another male companion, Captain Benjamin Walker. However, based on the limited historical record, Benemann said his research is not entirely conclusive, writing that "it is impossible to prove the nature of the relationships." (William Benemann, “Male-Male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships,” Haworth Press, 2006) Prior to moving in with Steuben, young Mulligan had been living with Charles Adams (1770-1800), son of then-Vice President John Adams. The future president and his wife, concerned about the intense nature of the relationship, insisted that Adams and Mulligan split up. The anguished boys wrote to Steuben of their devastation at being separated. With compassion for the heartbroken couple, Steuben offered to take both young men into his home, writing to Mulligan on January 11, 1793.
“Philadelphia, January 11, 1793
Your letter of the 7th was handed me yesterday by Mr. Hamilton. In vain, my dear child, should I undertake to explain to you the sensation which the letter created in my heart. Neither have I the courage to attempt to arrest the tears you have so great reason to shed. For a heart so feeling as yours this was the severest of trials, and nothing but time can bring consolation under circumstances so afflicting. Strength of mind in enfeebled by griefs of this nature; but, my friend, one ought not to suffer it to be entirely extinguished, for it is the duty of a sensible man to cherish the heavenly fire with which we are endowed by Providence. Despite moral philosophy I weep with you, and glory in the human weakness of mingling my tears with those of a friend I so tenderly love. My dear Charles ought, ere this, to have received my answer to the touching letter he wrote. I repeat my entreaties, to hasten your journey to Philadelphia as soon as your strength permits. My heart and my arms are open to receive you. In the midst of the attention and fetes which they have the goodness to give me, I enjoy not a moment’s tranquility until I hold you in my arms. Grant me this favor without delay, but divide your journey, that you may not be fatigued at the expense of your health.”
A principle source for Friedrich Kapp’s 1859 biography of Steuben was John W. Mulligan, Jr. Mulligan became acquainted with Steuben when the latter lived in New York at Walker’s; afterwards Mulligan moved with Charles Adams in von Steuben’s house, and continued to act as his secretary until his death. Kapp described Steuben’s meeting Mulligan in the biography, writing: “In 1791 Steuben made the acquaintance of John W. Mulligan, a young and promising man, whose father had been an active Whig in New York during the revolution. Mr. Mulligan, after having finished his studies in Columbia College, became Steuben’s secretary, and served him with a fidelity and love which won him the friendship and confidence of his protector. Steuben concentrated all the tenderness of his heart on his friend, as he had no family relations, and there are few examples to be found in which the feeling of kindness and good fellowship was so sincerely reciprocated as between Steuben and his friend.” Mulligan was with Steuben when he died in late November, 1794. The younger man read to his idol and they retired to bed. Mulligan slept in Steuben’s old bedroom in the older house and Steuben slept in the room in a new cottage not yet connected to the old. There were also two servants to serve the gentlemen. When a servant told Mulligan that Steuben was ill, Mulligan tried to give aid and comfort and sent for Walker and North. The latter came before Steuben died. Mulligan still cried out, in a letter, for the consolation of Walker. “O, Colonel Walker, our friend, my all; I can write no more. Come if you can, I am lonely. Oh, good God, what solitude is in my bosom. Oh, if you were here to mingle your tears with mine, there would be some consolation for the distressed.” Steuben did not marry and had no children. He did not much care for his European relatives. Thus, he left his estate to his companions and aides-de-camp, Captains Benjamin Walker and William North, with whom he had had an "extraordinarily intense emotional relationship ... treating them as surrogate sons.” John Mulligan inherited Von Steuben’s vast library, collection of maps and $2,500 in cash (a handsome sum in those days.) John Mulligan is buried at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York, Section S4, Southside.



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At Forest Hill Cemetery (2201 Oneida St, Utica, NY 13501) is buried Benjamin Walker (1753 – January 13, 1818), aide-de-camp to General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (during this appointment he was reputed to have been the male companion of the Baron) and subsequently as a member of the staff of General George Washington. Historian William Benemann wrote "Steuben was also attracted to his 'angel' Benjamin Walker, but while Walker held the Baron in high esteem, he does not appear to have been sexually interested."



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Buried: Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Buried alongside: Dixie Lee Ruliffson

Brenda J. Grissom (1951-2011) was the owner of The Polish Shop in Belleville. She previously co-owned the Char-Pei Lounge in Belleville and Char-Pei's City Center in E. St. Louis. Brenda was an active member of the St. Louis area LGBT community and a member of Metropolitan Community Church in St. Louis, and T.O.P.S. She was a greeter at Belleville Wal-Mart. She was preceded in death by her life companion, Dixie Lee Ruliffson (1943-2007). They are buried together at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery (Belleville, IL 62221).



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Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher, known for his comedic roles on stage and in films, children's television and cartoons, and as a game show panelist.
Born: January 13, 1931, South Bronx, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 2007, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Awards: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Grammy Hall of Fame
Parents: Charles Joseph Reilly, Signe Elvera Nelson
Studied: University of Hartford Hartt School

Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television, cartoons, and game show panelist. Reilly did not publicly affirm his homosexuality until his one-man show, Save It for the Stage. However, much like fellow game show regular Paul Lynde of the same era, Reilly played up a campy on-screen persona. He mentioned in a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight that he felt no need to note this and that he never purposely hid being gay from anyone. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly's domestic partner; the two met backstage in 1980 while Reilly appeared on the game show Battlestars. They soon moved together into Reilly's Beverly Hills home, where the two lived a quietly open life. Reilly primarily spent his later life touring the country directing theater and opera, and offering audiences a glimpse into his background and personal life with a critically acclaimed one-man play chronicling his life called Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly. In 2004, his final performance of the play was filmed as the basis for an autobiographical independent film titled The Life of Reilly.
Together from 1980 to 2007: 27 years.
Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 - May 25, 2007)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Sir Edward Howard Marsh KCVO CB CMG was a British polymath, translator, arts patron and civil servant. He was the sponsor of the Georgian school of poets and a friend to many poets, including Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon.
Born: November 18, 1872, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 13, 1953, London, United Kingdom
Parents: Frederick Howard Marsh
Books: Rupert Brooke, Letters to an Editor: Georgian Poetry, 1912-1922: An Exhibition from the Berg Collection
Education: Trinity College, Cambridge
Westminster School
Grandparent: Maria Haward
People also search for: Rupert Brooke, Frederick Howard Marsh, Keith Hale, John Dozier Gordan
Lived: 5 Gray's Inn Square, London WC1R 5AH, UK (51.51967, -0.11313)

The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, commonly known as Gray's Inn, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London. To be Called to the Bar and practise as a barrister in England and Wales, an individual must belong to one of these Inns. Located at the intersection of High Holborn and Gray's Inn Road in Central London, the Inn is both a professional body and a provider of office accommodation (chambers) for many barristers.
Address: 5 Gray's Inn Square, London WC1R 5AH, UK (51.51967, -0.11313)
Type: Historic Street (open to public)
Place
In the years leading to the outbreak of WWI and then spanning the next 23 post-war years, an apartment at No 5 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s lnn – remarkable for its fine paintings – lay at the centre of a network of emerging poets and other artists. This was the home, until bombed in 1941, of the polymath and senior Civil Servant, Edward (Eddie) Marsh (knighted in 1937), who in 1905 became Private Secretary to Winston Churchill when the latter was made Under-Secretary for the Colonies. The importance of Marsh as the patron of artists, however, ranks even higher than his distinguished career as a public servant. His patronage was of the utmost value because he had access to many friends in the fields of politics, art and literature, regularly spending weekends amongst them at grand country house parties. Above all, he had money – always useful to young impoverished artists. The ever sociable Eddie was also an entertaining host, usually over breakfast at No 5, cooked by his loyal housekeeper Mrs Elgy, ‘an apple-faced woman from Derbyshire’. Breakfast guests might include Rupert Brooke, Stanley Spencer, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Paul Nash and W.H. Davies. To this list ought to be added the name of Lady Eileen Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington and Rupert Brooke’s lover, whose hair pins were found in Brooke’s bed at No 5 by a shocked Mrs Elgy. In May 1914, Sassoon at last broke free from his family home in Kent and moved to live at No 1 Raymond Buildings, WC1R which if nothing else was close to Marsh. Sassoon engaged a housekeeper, Mrs Fretter, who appeared “economic” or so he told Marsh. At this time Raymond Buildings was regarded as at the “noisy end of Gray’s Inn,” being too close to the interminable traffic on the Theobalds Road. Sassoon was not so much disturbed by that as by his inability to make ends meet despite the estimable Mrs Fretter. He was never very domesticated and, aged 27, had lived a very sheltered life at home, writing poetry, playing cricket and golf, and going fox-hunting. He had overspent furnishing No 1, and rather than concentrating on writing and improving his prospects, he purchased a rolled up umbrella and bowler hat, and from the top deck of a bus became a tourist and generally a man-about-town. It proved disastrous, and soon he was back living with his mother, but not before he met Rupert Brooke. This was over bacon and kidneys at a breakfast meeting at No 5, which from 1909 was Brooke’s unofficial London home, encouraged by the ever indulgent Marsh. (Mrs Elgy, however, disliked Brooke’s preference forr eating meals on a tray whilst sprawled on the sitting-room floor propped up by cushions.) From 1592 to 1594 also Anthony Bacon stayed with his brother Francis in Francis’ chambers at Gray’s Inn. Together, they established a scrivenery employing scriveners who acted as secretaries, writers, translators, copyists and cryptographers, dealing with correspondence, translations, copying, ciphers, essays, books, plays, entertainments and masques.
Life
Who: Sir Edward Howard Marsh KCVO CB CMG (November 18, 1872 – January 13, 1953)
Edward Marsh was a British polymath, translator, arts patron and civil servant. He was the sponsor of the Georgian school of poets and a friend to many poets, including Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon. In his career as a civil servant he worked as Private Secretary to a succession of Great Britain's most powerful ministers, particularly Winston Churchill. He was a discreet but influential figure within Britain's homosexual community. Marsh's father was (Frederick) Howard Marsh, a surgeon and later Master of Downing College, Cambridge. His mother, born Jane Perceval, was a granddaughter of prime minister Spencer Perceval. Jane, a nurse, was one of the founders of the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease; Howard was a surgeon at the hospital. A classical scholar and translator, Marsh edited five anthologies of Georgian Poetry between 1912 and 1922, and he became Rupert Brooke's literary executor, editing his “Collected Poems” in 1918. Later in life he published verse translations of “La Fontaine” and “Horace,” and a translation of Fromentin's novel, “Dominique.” The sales of the first three Georgian Poetry anthologies were impressive, ranging between 15,000 and 19,000 copies apiece. Marsh and the critic J. C. Squire were the group's most important patrons. In 1931, he won a literary contest with a new stanza for “Paradise Lost,” which repairs the omission of how “Adam and Eve Brush Their Teeth.” “His Ambrosia and Small Beer” appeared in 1964, recording a correspondence with Christopher Hassall. Marsh was also a consistent collector and supporter of the works of the avant-garde artists Mark Gertler, Duncan Grant, David Bomberg and Paul Nash, all of whom were also associated with the Bloomsbury Group. In addition to his work editing Churchill's writing while the latter was in or out of government, Marsh introduced Siegfried Sassoon to Churchill as a means of aiding the former's career. He was also a close friend of Ivor Novello. In 1939, he produced “A Number of People,” a memoir of his life and times containing his memories of those writers and politicians with whom he had associated.


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Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Buried: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA, Plot: Range 61 site 250
Buried alongside: Everett Lysle Boyer

The Congressional Cemetery or Washington Parish Burial Ground is a historic and active cemetery located at 1801 E Street, SE, in Washington, D.C., on the west bank of the Anacostia River.
Address: 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA (38.88128, -76.98056)
Type: Cemetery (open to public)
Hours: Monday through Friday 9.00-17.00
Phone: +1 202-543-0539
National Register of Historic Places: 69000292, 1969. Also National Historic Landmarks.
Place
It is the only American "cemetery of national memory" founded before the Civil War. Over 65,000 individuals are buried or memorialized at the cemetery, including many who helped form the nation and the city of Washington in the early XIX century. Though the cemetery is privately owned, the U.S. government owns 806 burial plots administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Congress, located about a mile and a half (2.4 km) to the northwest, has greatly influenced the history of the cemetery. The cemetery still sells plots, and is an active burial ground. From the Washington Metro, the cemetery lies three blocks east of the Potomac Avenue station and two blocks south of the Stadium-Armory station. Many members of the U.S. Congress who died while Congress was in session are interred at Congressional Cemetery. Other burials include early landowners and speculators, the builders and architects of early Washington, Native American diplomats, Washington mayors, and Civil War veterans. XIX century Washington, D.C. families unaffiliated with the federal government also have graves and tombs at the cemetery. In all, there are one Vice President, one Supreme Court justice, six Cabinet members, 19 Senators and 71 Representatives (including a former Speaker of the House) buried there, as well as veterans of every American war, and the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover. Peter Doyle, (June 3, 1843-April 19, 1907), a veteran of the Confederate Army, and the greatest love of poet Walt Whitman is buried here. They met in Washington, D.C. on the horse-drawn streetcar for which Doyle was the conductor who later recalled, “We were familiar at once – I put my hand on his knee – we understood. He did not get out at the end of the trip – in fact went all the way back with me.” Whitman wrote in one letter to him, “I will imagine you with my arm around my neck saying Good night, Walt - & me – Good night, Pete.”
Notable queer burials at Congressional Cemetery:
• Everett Lysle Boyer (1927-1998) & Forrest Leroy Snakenberg (1932-1986). Boyer's tombstone reads: Arise up my love, Tis the time of singing birds (Song of Solomon 2:12), Snakenberg's, same style of that of Everett, reads: So be truely glad there is wonderful joy ahead (Peter 1:6)
• Kenneth Dresser (1938-1995) and Charles Fowler (1931-1995) are buried together. Dresser designed the Electric Light Parade at Disneyland, the Electric Water Pageant at Epcot, and the Fantasy of Lights at Callaway Gardens, Georgia. Fowler was an arts educator and writer, director of National Cultural Resources, Inc, and a guest professor at several American universities.
• James Richard Duell (1947-1992) and Larry Martin Worrell (1954-1989). The tombstone reads: "Two most excellent adventures"
• John Frey (1929-1997) and Peter Morris (1929-2010), together 43 years, met while at college together. Frey was a Fulbright Scholar, professor of Romance Languages at George Washington University, and author of books on Victor Hugo and Emile Zola. Morris was an expert French cook, and on the Board of Directors of the gay Catholic organization Dignity for whom he coauthored a community cookbook.
• Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) helped convince the American Psychiatric Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness. She founded the New York chapter of the lesbian rights organization the Daughter of Bilitis. The tombstone reads: Gay Pioneers who spoke truth to power: Gay is good. Partners in life, Married in our hearts.
• Dan Hering (1925-2012) was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and served 20 years in the U.S. Army. He and his partner Joel were members of one of the earliest gay right groups, the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) formed in 1964. They were founding members of the earliest known gay boat club, San Francisco’s Barbary Coast Boating Club. Dan was also a member of Service Academy Gay & Lesbian Alumni (SAGLA) and Knights Out, the association of gay West Point graduates. His partner Joel Leenaars (born 1935) lives at 1533 Weybridge Cir, Naples, FL.
• Frank Kameny (1925-2011) was a WWII veteran and the father of the modern gay rights movement.
• T. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (1943-1988), was a gay civil rights and AIDS activist, his tombstone reads: "When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
• William Boyce Mueller (1942–1993) was the gay grandson of the founder of the Boy Scout of America. Mueller helped create the first organization to lobby today’s Scout oligarchs to end their ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders, Forgotten Scouts.
• Frank Warren O’Reilly (1922-2001) was a WWII veteran with a Ph.D. in International Relations, and a music critic for The Washington Times, and founder of Miami’s Charles Ives Centennial Festival and the American Chopin Foundation which sponsors an annual national Chopin competition.
• Emanuel “Butch” Zeigler (1951-2009) was a onetime elementary school teacher, and co-owner of Capital Promoting Service whose clients include Heads of State and major corporations.



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Mary Louise McLaughlin was an American ceramic painter and studio potter from Cincinnati, Ohio, and the main local competitor of Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, who founded Rookwood Pottery.
Born: September 29, 1847, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: January 13, 1939, Norwood, Ohio, United States
Education: Art Academy of Cincinnati
Siblings: James W. McLaughlin
Lived: 6 Oak Street near Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati
2558 Eden Avenue, Mount Auburn, Cincinnati
4011 Sherwood Avenue, Madisonville, Cincinnati
Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, Plot: Garden LN Section 54, Lot 50 space 18

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (733 acres) is a nonprofit garden cemetery and arboretum located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the second largest cemetery in the United States. The cemetery dates from 1844, when members of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association. They took their inspiration from contemporary rural cemeteries such as Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, and Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Address: 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232, USA (39.17433, -84.52501)
Type: Cemetery (open to public)
Phone: +1 513-681-7526
National Register of Historic Places: 76001440, 1976
Life
Who: Mary Louise McLaughlin (September 29, 1847 – January 19, 1939) and Clara Chipman Newton (October 26, 1848 – December 8, 1936)
Mary Louise McLaughlin was an American ceramic painter and studio potter from Cincinnati, Ohio, and the main local competitor of Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, who founded Rookwood Pottery. Like Storer, McLaughlin was one of the originators of the art pottery movement that swept the United States. In 1877 she worked out how to paint the porcelain under the glaze, and consequently became the first artist in the United States to implement the underglaze technique. Eventually other artists began utilizing this same technique, and in 1879 McLaughlin founded the Cincinnati Pottery Club along with Clara Chipman Newton and others. Mary Louise McLaughlin was born to a wealthy family of Cincinnati, her father being the owner of a successful dry goods company in the city. Her older brother was architect James W. McLaughlin. In spite of her independence, McLaughlin was always quick to admit that she had invaluable assistance from her companion and housekeeper of 47 years, Margaret "Maggie" Hickey. Hickey was an Irish immigrant who joined her sister in the United States and began work for McLaughlin around 1885. Maggie was about 20 years old at the time. While she lacked formal education, her natural intelligence was considerable. She was soon able to assist McLaughlin in every aspect of the porcelain process. By the winter of 1898-1899 she was doing all the casting of the ware, and by the fall of 1901 she was also managing all the firing. at the time of Hickey's death in 1932, she was still working for McLaughlin. In 1894, shortly after her brother George died, McLaughlin moved to 6 Oak Street near Gilbert Avenue, and by 1897 she was renting a house at 2558 Eden Avenue in Mount Auburn, not far from her brother James's home. It was at her Eden Avenue address that she decided to make porcelain. In 1912 McLaughlin moved from 2558 Eden Avenue in the suburb of Mount Auburn to her final address at 4011 Sherwood Avenue in Madisonville, another Cincinnati suburb. She designed the house, and it was built by her architect brother James. The simple plan, which placed all living needs on the ground floor, was ideal for the artist who was then 65 years old. On Mar. 4, 1923, Louise's brother, James McLaughlin, died at the age of 88 at his retirement home in New York City. His obituaries hailed him as one of Cincinnati's most important architects. Margaret Hickey died in 1932. In 1934 Miss Grace W. Hazard, then 65 years old, assumed Hickey's position. Hazard always affectionately referred to McLaughlin as "Ma." McLaughlin's will was contested for years by various members of the family and by Hazard, her last companion. McLaughlin died January 19, 1939 at age ninety-one and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Plot: Garden LN Section 54, Lot 50 space 18. Hazard died in 1952 and is buried in Plot: Garden LN, Section 14, Lot 305, Space 13. Clara Chipman Newton died in 1936 and is buried in Plot: Garden LN, Section 57, Lot 49, Space 21. Clara Chipman Newton was an American artist best known as a china painter. In 1879 she became one of the founding members and the secretary of the Cincinnati Pottery Club along with Mary Louise McLaughlin, who was to become a close friend.



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Sir Matthew Christopher Bourne OBE is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre.
Born: January 13, 1960 (age 56), Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
Partner: Arthur Pita
Movies and TV shows: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 3D, The Car Man, Matthew Bourne’s Christmas, Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky
Awards: Tony Award for Best Choreography, more
Books: Contemporary Rugs: Art and Design
Studied: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Matthew Bourne is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre. He has received multiple awards and award nominations, including the Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award, and he has also received several Honorary Doctorates of Arts from UK universities. In 1995 Bourne began a long-term relationship with Arthur Pita, a principal dancer with AMP. Pita is Portuguese, was born in South Africa and studied dance in Johannesburg. He came to London in 1991 where he trained at London Contemporary Dance School, gaining a masters degree. Bourne is best known for his 1995 version of Swan Lake featuring an all-male troupe of swans. His other successes include The Nutcracker, The Car Man, Highland Fling and Edward Scissorhands, as well as the choreography for the West End musicals Oliver!, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins. He lives in north London with Arthur.
Together since 1995: 20 years.
Matthew Bourne OBE (born January 13, 1960)



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Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century.
Born: January 13, 1904, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 13, 1978, Barbados
Siblings: Anne Messel
Parents: Maud Messel, Leonard Messel
Education: Eton College
Slade School of Fine Art
Awards: Tony Award for Best Scenic Design, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design
Lived: Nymans, 2 B2114, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17, UK (51.05203, -0.19908)
Maddox, Bridgetown, Barbados (13.11322, -59.5988)
Buried: in the magnolia garden at Nymans, Cuckfield, Sussex, England (ashes)

Hidden away in a magical tropical garden by the sea on Barbados’s west coast, this beautiful coral stone home with its pillared terrace and peaked roof looks like something out of a fairy tale.
Address: Maddox, Bridgetown, Barbados (13.11322, -59.5988)
Type: Guest facility (open to public)
Place
Restored in 1964, Design by Oliver Messel (1904-1978)
Oliver Messel bought a small, dilapidated house on Barbados called Maddox. This house, of all his masterpieces, maintains a unique reflection of his graceful and elegant style. The four bedrooms in Maddox include a king-sized master suite, a queen-size room, and a twin-bedded room on the first floor, with another twin, four-poster bedroom on the ground level. A fifth bedroom, in the charming cottage on the grounds, has a queen-sized bedroom with a bath and a small kitchen. Two spacious reception areas open onto the gardens. There is a morning room that fills with sun early in the day, as well as two outdoor terraces. It is now available for weekly lets; tariffs range from $6,500 to $11,550 per week, depending on the season.
Life
Who: Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel (January 13, 1904 – July 13, 1978)
Oliver Messel bought an existing house called Maddox, a simple bay house perched above a small beach on the St. James coast. With the help of his companion Vagn Riis-Hansen, with whom he had a 30-year relationship, and a Barbadian staff, Messel gradually transformed it using all the trademarks of his theatrical design: slender Greek columns, flattened arches, white-on-white interiors splashed with bright spots of colour, elaborate plaster mouldings – an easy mix of baroque and classical. It was his use of the materials and traditions of island architecture that was truly innovative. Wealthy friends clamoured for Messel to design houses for them, both on Barbados and Mustique, and thus began what architect Barbara Hill described as “his work … of converting quite ordinary houses into wonderlands.” As well as his own home, Maddox, he re-designed and supervised the renovations of Leamington House and Pavilion (for the Heinz family), Crystal Springs, Cockade House, Alan Bay and Fustic House. He designed and built Mango Bay from scratch and was commissioned by the Barbados government to restore the old British officers Garrison headquarters in Queens Park, creating an elegant adaptation of it to a theatre and art gallery.



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Nymans is an English garden in Haywards Heath, Sussex. It was developed, starting in the late XIX century, by three generations of the Messel family, and was brought to renown by Leonard Messel.
Address: 2 B2114, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17, UK (51.05203, -0.19908)
Type: Museum (Open to public)
Phone: +44 1444 405250
English Heritage Building ID: 302776 (Grade II, 1981)
Place
Built in the XV century, Restored in 1890 and 1925-30, Design by Sir Walter Tapper (1861-1935)
There was a medieval house on this site. Some portions of this, notably the XV century hall, survive inside the present building. But that house was largely rebuilt in 1839. Of this rebuilding there survives the north or service wing. This is of 2 storeys and 4 windows. Stuccoed. Slate roof. Sash windows on first floor with glazing bars. Pointed casement windows and pointed doorway on ground floor. The main or south wing was rebuilt by the Messel family in 1890 and again in 1925-30. The second rebuilding was in Cotswold Manor House style. In the late XIX century, Ludwig Messel, a member of a German Jewish family, settled in England and bought the Nymans estate, a house with 600 acres on a sloping site overlooking the picturesque High Weald of Sussex. There he set about turning the estate into a place for family life and entertainment, with an Arts and Crafts-inspired garden room where topiary features contrast with new plants from temperate zones around the world. Messel's head gardener from 1895 was James Comber, whose expertise helped form plant collections at Nymans of camellias, rhododendrons, which unusually at the time were combined with planting heather (Erica) eucryphias and magnolias. William Robinson advised in establishing the Wild Garden. His son Colonel Leonard Messel succeeded to the property in 1915 and replaced the nondescript Regency house with the picturesque stone manor, designed by Sir Walter Tapper and Norman Evill in a mellow late Gothic/Tudor style. He and his wife Maud (daughter of Edward Linley Sambourne) extended the garden to the north and subscribed to seed collecting expeditions in the Himalayas and South America. The garden reached a peak in the 1930s and was regularly opened to the public. The severe reduction of staff in WWII was followed in 1947 by a disastrous fire in the house, which survives as a garden ruin. The house was partially rebuilt and became the home of Leonard Messel's daughter, Anne Messel, and her second husband the 6th Earl of Rosse. At Leonard Messel's death in 1953 it was willed to the National Trust with 275 acres of woodland, one of the first gardens taken on by the Trust. Lady Rosse continued to serve as Garden Director.
Life
Who: Oliver Messel (January 13, 1904 – July 13, 1978)
Lady Rosse’s brother was British scenic and costume designer for theatrical productions Oliver Messel. When he died, his ashes were buried in the magnolia garden at Nymans.



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Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, booksellers and publishers operating as Sylvester & Orphanos, are partners in life as well as in business. They are best known for their beautiful, meticulously executed books, which are avidly collected by lovers of fine printing. The bulk of Orphanos' photography is portraits and includes images of his friends and mentors Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, as well as such distinguished figures as Claire Bloom, Paul Cadmus, David Hockney, Horst P. Horst, Graham Greene, and Julie Harris, among more than a hundred others. Sylvester and Orphanos met in 1960 in Los Angeles, where they continue to live. They now reside below the Hollywood sign in the Beachwood Canyon area of the city and own a home in San Marcos, California.
Together since 1960: 55 years.
Ralph Sylvester (born January 13, 1934)
Stathis Orphanos (born October 12, 1940)
We met in Los Angeles in1960, and have been together ever since. In the late 1950, Ralph came west from Pennsylvania when he was drafted into the army. He was stationed at Fort Ord in Monterey. My first visit to California (from Connecticut in 1959) was to visit a prep school friend. His mother was a celebrity press agent, and the first telephone call I answered at the Bel Air home was from Joan Crawford. California seemed the place to be! Ralph initially worked for Decca Records in Hollywood. Eventually, we became book scouts for legendary bookseller Peggy Christian. At the same time, I also pursued photography. My first literary subject was Christopher Isherwood. Over a hundred prominent authors followed in quick succession. With great skill, Ralph evolved our scouting into a successful book business, Sylvester & Orphanos, and subsequently into a publishing firm specializing in limited-signed press books. Christopher Isherwood launched our new ventures by allowing us to publish a deluxe edition of his autobiography, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND, with original artwork by Don Bachardy. We have later published twenty-five similar press books, including works by Paul Bowles, John Cheever, Graham Greene, John Updike, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, three Nobel Laureates, Odysseus Elytis, Nadine Gordimer, V. S. Naipaul, and others of equal renown. My first photography book, MY CAVAFY, with images relating to the poetry of Greece’s greatest modern poet, Constantine Cavafy, was published in 2006. The preface is by Gore Vidal. Our publications and my photographs have been exhibited at UCLA, The Beverly Hills Civic Center, The Benaki Museum in Athens, The Oceanside Museum of Art, as well at several art galleries, including New York’s Midtown and Charles Cowles galleries, etc. We own homes in California, both in Hollywood and San Marcos, and a home on the Greek island of Samos, where we have spent over thirty autumns. By becoming business partners as well as mates, we have broadened our relationship, with increasing interests and dedication, twice fold. I am convinced that it why this relationship remains as vital today as on that fateful day when we first met. -Stathis Orphanos



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Richard Stewart Addinsell was a British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight.
Born: January 13, 1904, Woburn Square, London, United Kingdom
Died: November 14, 1977, Brighton, United Kingdom
Parents: Annie Beatrice Richards, William Arthur Addinsell
Albums: The Film Music of Richard Addinsell (BBC Philharmonic), more
Education: Royal College of Music
Hertford College, Oxford
Lived: 4 Chichester Terrace, Brighton BN2 1FG, UK (50.81617, -0.11415)
30 Launceston Place, W8
31 Woburn Square, WC1H
1 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, SW3
Buried: Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England

Victor Stiebel was a South African-born British couturier. Richard Addinsell was a British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight. Date of when their relationship started is vague, but it is recorded that “on the evening of March 27, 1965, after months of pain, Winnie Ashton rallied from her sickbed sufficiently to tie a purple nylon scarf around her head and to dab on some lipstick. She called for her old friends, Dick Addinsell and designer Victor Stiebel, to come to her home at 1 Draycott Place in Chelsea for a kind of farewell party” Declining health forced Addinsell to retire in 1965. Following the death of Stiebel, in 1976, the frail composer became even more withdrawn. He died little more than one year later, in 1977. In 1999 it was revealed that the royalties for Warsaw Concerto had belonged to the parents of author Jilly Cooper, whose brother advanced the theory that Addinsell - for many years their neighbor - gave it to them as thanks for being discreet about his relationship with Stiebel.
Together from (before) 1965 to 1976: 11 years.
Richard Stewart Addinsell (January 13, 1904 - November 14, 1977)
Victor Stiebel (1907- 1976)



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Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 - November 14, 1977), composer and pianist, was born at 31 Woburn Square, WC1H the younger of the two sons of William Arthur Addinsell, chartered accountant, and his wife, Annie Beatrice Richards. His adoring mother arranged for him to be educated at home.



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Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 - November 14, 1977) lived from 1957 to 1961 at 30 Launceston Place, W8.



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The first owner of 4 Chichester Terrace was George Ashburner. As with many who subsequently lived in the house he had strong connections with India although he’d been born in Llandaff, Wales in 1810.
Address: 4 Chichester Terrace, Brighton BN2 1FG, UK (50.81617, -0.11415)
Type: Private Property
Place
Previous owners of 4 Chichester Terrace were: George Ashburner: 1848 – 1863, Edward Wigram: 1863 – 1870, Catherine Wigram: 1870 – 1876 and Thomas Cundy III, 1878 – 1885. Richard Addinsell, the witty, urbane and prolific composer of light popular music who wrote an international hit with the Warsaw Concerto, lived in the penthouse of No. 4 Chichester Terrace until his death in 1977. He shared the flat with his partner Victor Stiebel, who was one of the leading coutouriers of the time and a founder member of the Incorporated Society of Fashion Designers.
Life
Who: Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 – November 14, 1977) and Victor Stiebel (1907-1976)
Richard Addinsell had flourished in the pre-war and post-war theatrical era when revue was one of its most popular forms of entertainment and from the mid-twenties, when he wrote the score for “The Charlot Revue of 1926”, Addinsell was one of he most sought after contributors to the genre. He cotributed songs for songs for Noel Coward’s “Sigh No More” and Arthur Macrae’s “Living For Pleasure” and the entire score for Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure” and for all her succeeding one-woman shows. He also wrote the incidental music for many other theatre shows including Emlyn Williams’ “Trespass” and Jean Anouilh’s “Ring Round the Moon”. Addinsell composed many film scores including “Goodbye Mr Chips”, “Beau Brummel”, “Blythe Spirit” and “The Prince and the Show Girl”. But it was his theme music for the film “Dangerous Moonlight” which provided the greatest hit of his career. This was ”The Warsaw Concerto” which was to become a worldwide hit in its own right. Vidtor Stiebel, Addinsell’s partner, was renowned for the restrained elegance of his designs and along with the other leading coutouriers of his time including Edward Molyneux, Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies did much to establish the British look in the world of international fashion. He also designed for a number of leading English theatre stars including Vivien Leigh and Margaret Leighton and frequently designed the clothes of leading ladies in various stage productions as well as having contracts with such commercial design firms such as Jacqmar. Addinsell and Stiebel enetrtained many glamorous friends in their Chichester Terrace penthouse including Noel Coward, Clemence Dane, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Leighton and Joyce Grenfell.



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English Heritage Blue Plaque: 4 Cheyne Walk, Mary Ann Cross (née Evans) aka George Eliot (1819–1880), "Novelist died here"
Address: Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5TS, UK
Type: Historic Street (open to public)
Place
Cheyne Walk is a historic street, in Chelsea, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Cheyne Walk forms part of the A3212 and A3220 trunk roads; it extends eastwards from the southern end of Finborough Road past the Battersea and Albert Bridges, after which the A3212 becomes the Chelsea Embankment. It marks the boundary of the, now withdrawn, extended London Congestion Charge Zone. East of the Walk is the Chelsea Physic Garden with its cedars. To the West is a collection of residential houseboats which have been in situ since the 1930s. Cheyne Walk takes its name from William Lord Cheyne who owned the manor of Chelsea until 1712. Most of the houses were built in the early XVIII century. Before the construction in the XIX century of the busy Embankment, which now runs in front of it, the houses fronted the River Thames. The most prominent building is Carlyle Mansions.
Notable queer residents of Cheyne Walk:
• At the time of his death, Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 –November 14, 1977), composer, was living at 1 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, SW3.
• George Eliot (1819-1880) spent the last three weeks of her life at 4 Cheney Walk, SW3. Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, acquired it in 2015.
• English Heritage Blue Plaque: 16 Cheyne Walk, SW3 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) and Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909), "Lived here." Dante Gabriel Rossetti was banned from keeping peacocks due to the noise.
• Henry James (1843-1916) spent his last years at 21 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, SW3.
• W. Somerset Maugham stayed at 27 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, SW3 in 1904, the same address of Bram Stoker.
• Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton (1907-1989) and Jill Esmond lived at 74 Cheney Walk, SW3 in the 1930s.
• English Heritage Blue Plaque: 96 Cheyne Walk, SW10 James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) "Painter and ercher lived here." Also Diana Mitford, Lady Mosley (1910-2003) lived at no. 96 with her first husband Bryan Guinness in 1932.
• Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and Peter Pears (1910-1986) lived at Ursula Nettleship’s house, 104a Cheney Walk, SW10 8 weeks at £1 a week each. Light and heath, £2, telephone £9. Total £27.



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Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum was the first crematorium to be opened in London, and one of the oldest crematoria in Britain.
Address: 60 Hoop Ln, London NW11 7NH, UK (51.57687, -0.19413)
Type: Cemetery (open to public)
Phone: +44 20 8455 2374
English Heritage Building ID: 199262 (Grade II, 1993)
Place
The land for the crematorium was purchased in 1900, costing £6,000, and the crematorium was opened in 1902 by Sir Henry Thompson. The crematorium, the Philipson Family mausoleum, designed by Edwin Lutyens, the wall, along with memorials and gates, the Martin Smith Mausoleum, and Into The Silent Land statue are all Grade II listed buildings. The gardens are included in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Golders Green Crematorium, as it is usually called, is in Hoop Lane, off Finchley Road, Golders Green, London NW11, ten minutes’ walk from Golders Green tube station. It is directly opposite the Golders Green Jewish Cemetery (Golders Green is an area with a large Jewish population.) The crematorium is secular, accepts all faiths and non-believers; clients may arrange their own type of service or remembrance event and choose whatever music they wish. A map of the Gardens of Remembrance and some information on persons cremated here is available from the office. The staff are very helpful in finding a specific location. The columbaria are now locked, although they can still be visited (if accompanied.) There is also a tea room.
Notable queer burials at Golders Green Crematorium:
• Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 - November 14, 1977), was a British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film “Dangerous Moonlight” (also known under the later title “Suicide Squadron”). Addinsell retired from public life in the 1960s, gradually becoming estranged from his close friends. He was, for many years, the companion of the fashion designer Victor Stiebel, who died in 1976.
• Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1862-1932), Scholar and advocate of a league of nations. He was the third of the five children of Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819-1908) and his wife, Margaret Ellen (d. 1882), daughter of William Smith Williams.
• Edith Ellis (1861-1916), psychologist. She was noted for her novels and memoirs.
• Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), psychologist. He and his wife, Edith Ellis, were psychologists and writers. He wrote the controversial "Studies in the Psychology of Sex," which was banned as obscene.
• Anna Freud (1895-1982) and Dorothy Burlingham (1891-1979), next to each other and to others in the Freud family, including Sigmund Freud.
• Kenneth Halliwell (1926-1967), British actor and writer. He was the mentor, partner, and the eventual murderer of playwright Joe Orton. Their ashes were mingled and scattered in the same garden.
• Ivor Novello (1893-1951), actor, writer and lyricist. His ashes are buried beneath a lilac tree which has a plaque enscribed "Ivor Novello March 6, 1951 “Till you are home once more”.”
• Norman O'Neill (1875-1934), British composer and conductor. His studies were facilitated by Eric Stenbock, with whom it is said he had a relationship. He married Adine Berthe Maria Ruckert (1875-1947) on July 2, 1899 in Paris, France. Adine was a celebrated pianist and music teacher in her own right. When he died in 1934 he was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, London, as was Adine on her death in 1947. There is a plaque there in memory to both of them.
• Joe Orton (1933-1967), playwright. Orton and his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, moved at 25 Noel Road, Islington, in 1959, at a time when the area was far from fashionable. Eight years later, Halliwell killed himself after murdering Orton.
Cremated here but ashes taken elsewhere:
• Sir Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947), 1st Earl of Bewdley, K.G., P.C. was the leading Conservative politician between the two world wars and was Prime Minister for three terms (1923-4, 1924-29 and 1935-37). Ashes removed to Worcester Cathedral.
• Roger Fry (1866-1934), English artist and critic, a member of the Bloomsbury group. He had an affair with Vanessa Bell, and when she left him, he was heartbroken. Only in 1924 he found happiness with Helen Anrep, a former wife of the Russian-born mosaicist, Boris Anrep. His ashes were placed in the vault of Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, in a casket decorated by Vanessa Bell.
• In his later years Lord Ronald Gower had been a crusader for cremation, and after his death on March 9, 1916 his body was cremated at Golders Green, and his ashes were interred at Rusthall, Kent, on March 14, 1916.
• John Inman (1935-2007), actor, star of “Are You Being Served?,” location of ashes unknown.
• Joan Werner Laurie (1920–1964) was an English book and magazine editor. She met journalist and broadcaster Nancy Spain in 1950 and they became life partners. Joan and Nancy lived openly together with their sons, and later the couple provided a home to Windmill Theatre owner and rally driver Sheila van Damm. She was learning to fly when she died, with Nancy Spain and four others, when the Piper Apache aeroplane crashed near Aintree racecourse on the way to the 1964 Grand National. She was cremated with Spain at Golders Green Crematorium, London. The relationship between Werner Laurie and Spain is described in Rose Collis' biography of Nancy Spain, published in 1997.



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