Trip to Bermuda? Can you help Diana Dill, former wife of Kirk Douglas, the Bermuda Project and Col. PRoW

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The Bermuda Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present

Diana Love Dill

Diana Dill (1923-2015) was born on the beautiful island of Bermuda. She was an actress herself, but was also the wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas.

 

  1. Is there a find a grave memorial, with a picture of her stone?
  2. Does it confirm birth and death dates?
  3. How about an obituary? We don't want to attach a copy, but we can use the information from the obit, properly citing the source.
  4. Are there some more public domain photos?
  5. Lets connect Kirk. He has a profile.
  6. Her bio could use a little filling out. Her obituary should help with this and there may be fan sites etc. to give it more depth

The Bermuda Project

Bermuda - This Island sits off the coast of the Carolinas and shares a rich early history with the British colonies of the United States. A place where early Portuguese Mariners left Pigs, yes pigs, so that anyone shipwrecked on the Island would have a source of food. A place of outstanding beauty!

For the Genealogist? Not so much as Bermuda records are not posted on line. You can write or call to have information sent to you, but I vote, in the interest of Genealogy, of Course, we plan an excursion to find our records in person.

Our Project is attempting to identify and add profiles for any early or notable Bermudans to our great big ole shared tree.

Thank you

WikiTree profile: Diana Dill
asked May 9, 2016 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Anne B G2G6 Pilot (900,480 points)
Just brilliant Anne! Thanks, Mags

4 Answers

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I found this "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4TM-11F : accessed 9 May 2016), Diana Dill in household of Ruth D Johnson, Highland Park Borough, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 12-26, sheet 16A, family 330, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2358.that might be her there was a ton of people named Diana born the same year that came from Bermuda though. Since the name is common someone should check if this is actually her.

answered May 9, 2016 by anonymous G2G6 (7,080 points)
selected May 16, 2016 by Anne B
Looks like the right family. Diana had a sister Ruth and a brother Laurence. I just read in Wikipedia that the Sister married an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. I thought it was interesting that they had a governess, maid and a cook, guess that's why.
thanks Anne for letting me know if I had the correct family.
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There is a find a grave page however it seems to be a cremation/burial unknown type. There is sadly no stone on it.
answered May 9, 2016 by Matt Pryber G2G6 Mach 4 (47,760 points)
That's a shame, thank you for looking.
I just read that her ashes were being scattered in the ocean off Bermuda, so no stone
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answered May 9, 2016 by Anne B G2G6 Pilot (900,480 points)
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Great work to improve Diana's profile everyone! Mags
answered May 16, 2016 by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (437,800 points)

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