Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Fun with Find a Grave: Sherlock Holmes
I really love this blog idea so far-- I'm really having fun with it. If you, the reader, thinks of a character name that YOU would love to see me research, please comment it and I'll fit it in!! :)
Today's Character Name: Sherlock Holmes
~Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I can't imagine anyone not knowing who Sherlock Holmes is...but in case you don't, you can read about the character Here.
Sherlock Holmes was first a series of 4 novels starting in 1887 and then was developed into 56 short stories by Doyle.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle or just Conan Doyle:
B: 22 May 1859
D: 07 Jul 1930-- Buried in All Saints Churchyard
in Minstead, New Forest District, Hampshire, England
Since then, there have been many adaptations of the character in a variety of movies and television.
In 1943, Roy William Neill directed Sherlock Holmes in Washington. Basil Rathbone played Sherlock.
B: 13 Jun 1892
D: 21 Jul 1967-- Buried in Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
in Hartsdale, Westchester, New York
(Same as Judy Garland!)
In 1954, Red Skelton portrayed Holmes in a TV episode titled Sherlock Holmes Satire.
B: 18 Jul 1913
D: 17 Sep 1997--Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park
in Glendale, Los Angeles, California
(same as L. Frank Baum!)
So how many Sherlock Holmes are there on Find a Grave? 10!
This number surprised me because I was expecting 0. Since I didn't really have anything to go on, I just randomly chose one of these Sherlock's to research:
B: 13 Oct 1937
D: 27 Feb 2012-- Buried in Farrs Chapel Cemetery
Jamestown, Newton, Texas
Sherlock was born on 13 Oct 1937 in Jasper, Jasper, Texas to John Thomas Holmes (1891-1973) & Lois Dickerson (1901-1980). He was in the Air Force and led a career as a maintenance supervisor with Bayer Chemical.
In the 1940 US census, Sherlock was 2, he was living with his parents (father was a teacher) and 2 sisters- Johnie Maxine & Lillian Narris. Their home was rented- $10/Mo.
Sherlock married Rita Jean Ozment (1938-2013), daughter of Perry Elvin Ozment & Leola Christine Hall, and they had 4 children.