Lewis Dubois Bassett (1828-1906) – Ice Cream Maker

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Born: January 7, 1828 Died: 1906 Plot: Section 204, Lot 5 Lewis Dubois Bassett, a Quaker school teacher and farmer, began making Bassett’s ice cream in 1861. In 1885, he moved the operations from his New Jersey backyard to a storefront at 5th and …Read More

John Russell Young (1840-1899) – Journalist and Diplomat

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Born: November 20, 1840 Died: January 17, 1899 Plot: Section 155, Lot 223 Young was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, but as a young child his family emigrated to Philadelphia. He entered the newspaper business as a proofreader at age 15. As a reporter …Read More