Pietro Stea – Victim of the Poison-for-Profit Ring

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Birth: Unknown Death: July 1936 Plot: Section 135, Lot 305 In late 1930′s Philadelphia, playing out in neighborhoods across the city, was a murder for hire scheme that would tantalize the city and its residents for almost two and a half years. The bizarre …Read More

Israel Wilson Durham – Politician and Owner/President of the Phillies

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Born: October 24 Died: June 28, 1909 Plot: Section 108, Lot 38 Israel W. Durham was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas and Jane Norris Durham, both Irish immigrants. The year of his birth has been listed on various documents, including US passport …Read More

Thomas T. Tasker (1799-1892) – Engineer, Industrialist, Inventor, Millionaire, and Pastor

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Born: May 12, 1799 Died: January 27, 1892 Plot: Section 130, Lot 1 Thomas T. Tasker, Sr. was born in Yorkshire, England of humble beginnings and grew throughout his life to be a very wealthy man, greatly respected by the cities of Philadelphia and …Read More

Louis LeBlanc

Born:    about 1854 Died:    8 September 1878 Plot: Section 46 Louis LeBlanc was born about 1854 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, a sea port on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and long considered the second most important city in Cuba. Exactly why and when Louis LeBlanc left Cuba is …Read More

Reverend Thomas Hewlings Stockton (1808-1868)

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Born:  June 4, 1808 Died:  October 9, 1868 Plot:  Section 7, Lot 58 Thomas H. Stockton was born in Mt. Holly, NJ, on June 4, 1808. He was the first of six children born to William Smith Stockton and Elizabeth Sophia Hewlings. William Stockton was …Read More

George Snyder – Policeman and Baseball Player

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Born:  September 28, 1848 Died:  August 2, 1905 Plot: Section 21, Lot 118 George Snyder was a member of the 1882 Philadelphia Athletics during their first season in the newly formed American Association league. Baseball records show he was a pitcher playing under the guidance of player/manager …Read More

Robert “Bobby” Newcomb (aka Robert Hughes) – Performer

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Born:    November 13, 1847 – England Died:    June 1, 1888 Plot: Section 123, Elks Rest The earliest report of a performance by Bobby Newcomb is recorded in Canada in 1856. A year later, he drew the attention of W.W. Newcomb and became a member of the …Read More

Carolyn Marqueze Halliday Price – Organized the Red Cross in Strathmere, NJ

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Birth: August 3, 1873 Death: January 12, 1944 Plot: Section 52, Lot 19 Carolyn Marqueze Halliday Price was born in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Margaret Cushing Baker Phillippe and James S. Halliday. Carolyn married William Cozens Price on November 19, 1890 …Read More

Jearum Atkins (1815 – 1897) – Inventor

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Birth: August 20, 1815 Death: February 25, 1897 Plot: Section 153, Lot B Jearum Atkins is not a household name like that of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. However, he was responsible for important, incremental improvements in engineering technology during the Industrial Revolution. One …Read More

The Flat Rock Dam Incident

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On May 30, 1901, most residents of Philadelphia were probably celebrating Decoration Day – a day set aside to acknowledge, commemorate and honor those who fought and died in the Civil War. Years later, after WWI, it would be renamed Memorial Day. William McKinley was …Read More