|County||Name / Date / Cemetery||Description|
12/1/1904 – 11/26/1883
Oak Hill Cemetery
|Abolitionist and Social Reformer.|
In 1828, she successfully fought a legal battle to regain custody of her son, becoming the first black woman to win a lawsuit against a white man.
|Chippewa||Edmund Fitzgerald Shipwreck Memorial|
Great Lakes Shipwrecks Museum
|Great lakes Freighter Disaster.|
On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior, 17 miles from Whitefish Point, Michigan.
|Chippewa||Pitre, Didier ‘Cannonball’|
9/1/1883 – 7/29/1934
|Hall of Fame Professional Hockey Player.|
He played for the teams, Montreal Nationals (1903 to 1905), Michigan Soo Indians (1904 to 1907), Montreal Shamrocks (1907 to 1908), Edmonton Eskimos (1907 to 1908), Renfrew Millionaires (1908 to 1909), Vancouver Millionaires (1913 to 1914), and the Montreal Canadiens (1909 to 1923).
|Ingham||Olds, Ransom Eli|
6/3/1864 – 8/26/1950
Mount Hope Cemetery
|American inventor and automotive pioneer, best known as the founder of the car company that became Oldsmobile Motor Division of General Motors Corporation (GM).|
He was born Ransom Eli Olds on June 3, 1864, in Geneva, Ohio, the younger of two sons of Pliny Fisk Olds and Sarah Whipple Olds.
|Kalamazoo||King Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther|
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
|Memorial monument erected in the memory of Dr King.|
|Kent||Ford (Bloomer), Betty (Elizabeth Ann)|
4/8/1918 – 7/8/2011
|US Presidential First Lady.|
Wife of 38th President Gerald R.
|Kent||Ford (King, Jr. ), Gerald (Leslie Lynch) Rudolph|
7/14/1913 – 12/26/2006
|38th United States President.|
Born as Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
9/4/1928 – 2/20/1992
|Actor, most remembered for his role as Darrin Stephens, the often-frustrated husband of Elizabeth Montgomery, in the Television sitcom series, Bewitched.|
Born Richard Allen York in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 4 September 1928, he quickly found work in the entertainment industry.
4/13/1940 – 8/28/1971
United Memorial Gardens
|Singer, Songwriter, Producer.|
Born Ralph Williams, he wrote for many legendary artists, including Etta James’ “Two Sides to Every Story” and “Pushover” and David Ruffin’s early hit song “Mr.
7/30/1863 – 4/7/1947
|Pioneer IndustrialiSt. |
Founder of the Ford Motor Company.
8/29/1958 – 6/25/2009
He was called the “King of Pop,” and is best remembered for his revolutionary videos such as “Thriller” (1982), and “Dangerous” (1991), as well as two Guinness World Records: Most successful entertainer of all time (with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 Number One single hits in a solo career, and sales of over 750 million in albums worldwide), and for having the greatest selling album of all time (“Thriller”).
|Wayne||Parks (McCauley), Rosa (Rosa Louise)|
2/4/1913 – 10/24/2005
|Civil Rights Pioneer and Social ActiviSt. |
An African-American working woman, she became most famous for her refusal in 1955 to give up a bus seat to a white man who was getting on the bus, an incident that led to her arrest and inspired Dr.
10/1/1928 – 5/8/1994
|Actor, he is best remembered for his breakthrough role of Paul “Fred” Varjak in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), and for his role of Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith in the television series “The A-Team” (1983-1986).|
Born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of opera singer and building contractor Vernelle Rohrer.
1/18/1941 – 6/1/1991
|R & B singer and lead for the famed Motown group The Temptations.|
David Ruffin could not capitalize on his first solo singles for various labels, so he shared his private pain in the Temptations’ biggest hits.
6/6/1936 – 10/17/2008
He was the lead vocalist of the legendary musical Motown group The Four Tops.
|Erected by the Veteran’s Association, the monument is dedicated to the memory of the soldiers of 19th US Infantry and other regiments who served in the Civil War.|
|Wayne||Wilson, Jackie (Jack Leroy)|
6/9/1934 – 1/21/1984
Born Jack Leroy Wilson in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Jack and Eliza Wilson from Columbus, Mississippi.