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Carl Tanzler (1877-1952)

Carl Tanzler (1877-1952) or sometimes Carl von Cosel (b. February 8, 1877; Dresden, Germany – July 23, 1952; Florida, USA) was a German-born radiologist at the United States Marine Hospital in Key West, Florida who developed a morbid obsession for a young, Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Maria Elena Milagro “Helen” de Hoyos (1910–1931), that carried on well after Hoyos succumbed to the disease in 1931. In 1933, almost two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos’ body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos’ relatives and authorities in 1940.


Carl Frederick Tandberg (1910-1988)

Bass fiddle musician who recorded with Glen Campbell and Frankie Ortega

Carl Frederick Tandberg (1910-1988) Bass fiddle musician who recorded with Glen Campbell and Frankie Ortega (March 22, 1910 – August 26, 1988)

Anthony Falletta, Jr. (1965-2010)

Anthony Falletta, Jr. (1965-2010) died in a car accident along the Garden State Parkway. (b. January 18, 1965; Paterson, New Jersey – August 2, 2010; AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey)

Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941)

Gold prospector in the Black Hills of North Dakota

Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941) made his living selling fruits and vegetables on the Long Island Railroad. He then became a sod buster and gold prospector in the Black Hills of North Dakota. When he returned to Long Island he was the manager of Stern’s Pickle Works on Powell Place off of Melville Road in Farmingdale, New York. He was the Republican party, Deputy Sheriff of Glen Cove, New York. He became a farmer on the Isle of Pines in Cuba from 1909 to 1924. He then retired to Lake, Helen Florida where he died. (b. May 29, 1853, Farmingdale, Queens County, Long Island, New York, USA – d. February 21, 1941, Lake Helen, Volusia County, Florida, USA)

Bert Acosta (1895-1954) bibliography

American aviator who flew in the Spanish Civil War and was known as the Bad Boy of the Air. He was a heavy drinker, was divorced twice and received numerous fines and suspensions for flying stunts such as flying under bridges

Bertrand Blanchard Acosta (January 1, 1895 – September 1, 1954) Acosta was born in San Diego, California to Miguel Acosta and Martha Blanche Reilly. His mother had a half-brother with the surname of Snook. He attended the Throop Polytechnic Institute in Pasadena, California from 1912 to 1914. He taught himself to fly in August of 1910 and built experimental airplanes up until 1912 when he began work for Glenn Curtiss as an apprentice on a hydroplane project. In 1915 he worked as a flying instructor. He went to Canada and worked as an instructor for the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service in Toronto. In 1917 he was appointed chief instructor, Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps at Hazelhurst Field, Long Island. Acosta was married in 1918 but he divorced his first wife in 1920. He set the airspeed record in 1921, then married Helen Belmont Pearsoll, on August 3, 1921. In 1925 he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was living at 1 Winslow Court in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He and Helen separated but they never divorced. In December of 1951 Acosta collapsed in a New York City bar and was hospitalized with tuberculosis. He died at the Jewish Consumptive’s Relief Society sanitorium in Colorado in 1954. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.

Lynn Eleanor Kohlman (1946-2008)

Fashion model, photographer, author, and creative director at DKNY

Lynn Eleanor Kohlman (August 12, 1946 – September 14, 2008) was a fashion model, photographer, author, and creative director at DKNY.

Hall-Mills murder case

The Hall-Mills murder case involved the death of an Episcopal priest in New Jersey and a member of his choir on September 14, 1922, while they were having an affair. The suspected murderers were the priest’s wife and her brothers, but they were never convicted.

Susannah Lattin (1848-1868) bibliography

Susannah Lattin (1848-1868) died in childbirth at an illegal abortion and adoption clinic in Manhattan run by Henry Dyer Grindle (1826-1902) on August 27, 1868. (b. January 07, 1848, Farmingdale, Nassau County, Long Island, New York, 11735, USA – d. August 27, 1868, 6 Amity Place, New York City, New York, USA)

Hans Hansen II (1749-1799) of Log

Farmer on Log farm in Herad parish in Farsund, Norway

Hans Hansen II of Log (1749-1799) was a farmer (b. December 04, 1749, Log farm, Herad parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway – d. 1799, Log farm, Herad parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway)

Maria Elizabeth Winblad I (1865-1937)

Housewife in Sweden

Maria Elizabeth Winblad I (1865-1937) was a housewife in Sweden. (b. August 28, 1865, Ytterlännäs, Västernorrland, Sweden – d. 1937, Bollsta, Västernorrland, Sweden)