Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence on jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performers.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer. Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, and Jon Faddis.
Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock-market speculator, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters.
May Robson (19 April 1858 - 20 October 1942) was an actress and playwright. A major stage actress of the late 19th and early 20th century, Robson is best known today for the dozens of 1930s motion pictures she appeared in when she was well into her seventies, usually playing cross old ladies with hearts of gold.
Ellis Parker Butler (December 5, 1869 – September 13, 1937) was an American author. Butler was born in Muscatine, Iowa. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays, and is most famous for his short story "Pigs is Pigs", in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating geometrically.
Flushing Cemetery is a cemetery in Flushing in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. The cemetery is the final resting place for: Louis Armstrong, renowned musician and singer Bernard Baruch, financier, after whom Baruch College is named Eugene Bullard, the first Black military pilot Ellis Parker Butler, author noted for the story Pigs is Pigs Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.
Frederic Storm (July 2, 1844–June 9, 1935) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Alsace, France, he immigrated to the United States in 1846 with his parents, who settled in New York City. He attended the public schools of New York City and engaged in the cigar manufacturing business. He was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1894 and was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1895.