MacMillan & McPherson Familes – Mausoleum Hill

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In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These profiles will be presented in our Notable Burials section. Louis A MacMillan was born …Read More

William & Florence Lawler – Mausoleum Hill

In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These profiles will be presented in our Notable Burials section. William J. Lawler William Joseph …Read More

Thompson Family – Mausoleum Hill

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In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These profiles will be presented in our Notable Burials section. Anna Clayton Thompson was buried …Read More

Jonathan Prichard – Mausoleum Hill

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In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These profiles will be presented in our Notable Burials section. Jonathan Prichard was born on …Read More

William Reed Hapgood (1899-1961) – Sportsman and WWll Naval Officer

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Born: October 31, 1899 Died: January 18, 1961 Plot: Section 10, Plot 24 William R. Hapgood was born in Philadelphia to parents Herbert Cecil Hapgood (1876-1945) and Frances G. Anderson Hapgood (1875-1922). They lived at 3414 Hamilton St. in the Powelton Village section of …Read More

Col. Frank McAnally Wallace – Police Officer & Veteran of WWI and WWII

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Born: August 20, 1901 Died: June 10, 1967 Plot: Section F, Range 1, Lot 2 Frank Wallace had Irish roots, but his parents and his maternal grandfather were all born and lived their lives in the Irish communities of South Philadelphia. Frank was born in …Read More

William J. McCahan (1832-1918) – Entrepreneur Sugar Refiner of Philadelphia

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Born: April 1 1832 Died: March 9, 1918 Plot: Section 001, Lot 9 William James McCahan, was born in County Atrim in Northern Ireland to John and Peggy (Taggart) McCaughan.* William was the youngest of seven children. He was a descendent of distinguished Scottish …Read More

Clifford P. MacCalla (1837-1892) – Lawyer and Grand Master of Masons

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Birth: Jun. 11, 1837 Death: Apr. 24, 1892 Plot: Section 6, Lot 36 Son of successful printer and newspaper publisher James Sherron MacCalla and Ruth White Paynter, he graduated from Central High School (1855) then read law in the office of Francis Wharton LLD …Read More

John “Big Nose” Avena – Mob Boss

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John Avena (center), 1927 Born: Sicily, 1893 Died: Philadelphia, August 17, 1936 John Avena was once known as “the biggest numbers man in South Philadelphia”. Born in Sicily about 1893, John succeeded Salvatore Sabella as Philadelphia’s mob boss in the early 1930′s. It is …Read More

William J. Graham – WWI Veteran and Philadelphia Policeman

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Born: November 30, 1878 Died: December 22, 1940 Plot: Section 129, Lot 44 William James Graham was born on November 30, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William and Margaret (McAvoy) Graham. He was the youngest of six siblings (two boys and four girls).  Sometime …Read More