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Notable Births & Deaths for New Kent ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding New Kent. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Edmund Archer
    • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<1>
  • Clarence H. Bassett
  • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<1>
  • Jim Bridger
  • John Mitchell Brooks
  • James Branch Cabell
    • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<1>
  • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch
  • Alan Campbell
    • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<1>
  • Arthur Dawson
    • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<1>
  • Jimmy Dean
    • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
    • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
    • Varina is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<1>
  • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge
    • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<1>
  • Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Charles Gilpin
  • Ellen Glasgow
    • Pulitzer Prize winning author. She was born in Richmond (VA) on April 22, 1873 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on November 21, 1945 (a Wednesday) at the age of 72. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Glasgow<1>
  • Freeman Fisher Gosden
    • Actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1899 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on December 10, 1982 (a Friday) at the age of 83. The body was cremated.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Freeman Fisher Gosden<1>
  • William Henry Harrison
    • 9th President of the US (March 1841 - April 1841, died in office due to illness). He was born in Charles City (VA) on February 9, 1773 (a Tueday) and died in Washington, DC on April 4, 1841 (a Sunday) at the age of 68.
    • Charles City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Harrison<1>
  • Oliver White Hill, Sr.
    • Civil rights pioneer. He was born in Richmond (VA) on May 1, 1907 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 5, 2007 (a Sunday) at the age of 100.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oliver White Hill, Sr.<1>
  • Martha Skelton Jefferson
    • Wife of Thomas Jefferson, but died before he became President of the US (1801 - 1809). She was born in Charles City (VA) on October 30, 1748 (a Wednesday) and died on September 6, 1782 (a Friday) at the age of 33. She is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
    • Charles City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Skelton Jefferson<1>
  • Shirley MacLaine
    • Born: Shirley MacLean Beaty
    • Oscar winning actress, singer, dancer, author, activist. She was born in Richmond (VA) on April 24, 1934 (a Tueday)
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
  • Hermas Walter 'Herm' McFarland
  • Johnny Lane Oates
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sylva (NC) on January 21, 1946 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on December 24, 2004 (a Friday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Chesterfield County, Virginia).
    • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Lane Oates<1>

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Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 


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