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

Thomas Kittera (1789-1839) – Lawyer, Politician, and Freemason of Philadelphia

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Born: March 21, 1789 Died: June 16, 1839 Plot: Section 41, Lot 44 Thomas Kittera was born in Lancaster, PA. His father was John Wilkes Kittera and his mother was Ann Moore. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1805, studied law, was admitted …Read More

Richard Risley Carlisle (1814-1874) – Circus Performer

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Born: 1814 Died: May 1874 Plot: Section 11, Lot 14 Richard Risley Carlisle, athlete, gymnast, postmaster and bounty hunter amongst other things was born in the Bass River area of New Jersey. At an early age he became a gymnast in a traveling circus …Read More

Robert S. Menamin (1833-1887 ) – Publisher

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Born: December 2, 1833 Died: April 19, 1887 Plot: Section 42, Lot 61 Robert S. Menamin was born in County Tyrone, Ireland and immigrated to America with his parents when he was 3 years old. His family first settled in Washington D.C. where one …Read More

William Bockius Schnider – (1817-1867) Grand Tyler (Mason)

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Born: March 28, 1817 Died: December 19, 1867 Plot: Circle of Saint John Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, William Bockius Schnider was born in Philadelphia Pa. and was a bricklayer by trade. According to Dr. Glenys Waldman, Librarian, The Masonic Library …Read More

George Dovey – (1862-1909) President of the Boston National League

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Born: April 18, 1862 Died: June 19, 1909 Plot: Section 1, Lot 7 George was one of at least three sons born to John and Catherine (Cresswell) Dovey. At an early age, George moved to Central City in Muhlenberg County Kentucky with his family. His father …Read More