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Cecilia, Ruth, Abeona, and Hannah Gale – Ballerinas

Plot: Section 36, Lot 77 On the evening of September 14, 1861, an audience of more than 1,500 filled The National Theatre on Walnut Street to see a performance of “The Tempest” produced by William Wheatley. Wheatley, a… Read More

Rev. William H. Burrell (1822-1909) – The “Marrying Preacher”

Born: about 1822 Died: October 14, 1909 Plot: Section 131, Lot 84 William H. Burrell was born about 1822. Census records indicate that he was born in New Jersey and resided in various locations in Pennsylvania before finally… Read More

William Cusick/Micky Duffy (1888-1931) – Gangster

Born: about 1888 (some sources say September 8, 1888) Died: August 30, 1931 Plot: Section C, Lot 5 “Mickey Duffy” was born in the Gray’s Ferry area of Philadelphia to Polish immigrant parents. His given name was either… Read More

Augustus Buell (1847-1904) – Fraudulent Author

Born: September 4, 1847 Died: May 23, 1904 Plot: Section 60, Lot 16 Augustus Caesar Buell was born to Simon and Julia Buell, residents of King’s Settlement, near Norwich, New York in 1847. Beyond this piece of personal… Read More

Samuel Sloan – Architect

Born: March 7, 1815 Died: July 19, 1884 Plot: Section 11, Lot 20 (Moved here from Raleigh, NC and buried February 4, 1885) Samuel Sloan was one of four children born to William and Mary Kirkwood Sloan in… Read More

John Welde – Beer Brewer

Born: about 1839 Died: August 2, 1901 Plot: Section 6, Lot 66 In 1884, John Welde, a German immigrant, established a brewery in Philadelphia on the corner of Broad and Christian Streets. A year later, he formed a… Read More

Edwin Adams (1834-1877) – Actor

Born: February 3, 1834 Died: October 28, 1877 Plot: Section 203, Lot 37 Edwin Adams was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1834. Although he did not come from a theatrical family, he chose to pursue the dramatic profession… Read More

Colonel Thomas Fitzgerald (1819-1891) – Writer & Dramatist

Born: December 22, 1819 Died: June 26, 1891 Plot: Section 44, Lot 28 Colonel Thomas Fitzgerald was born in New York City. He first worked as a journalist for the New Brunswick Fredeonian. He moved to Philadelphia in… Read More

John Mundell, Sr. and Jr. – Shoe Manufacturers

Plot: Circle of Saint John John Mundell and Co. was a shoe manufacturer with a factory at 13th & Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. John Mundell, Sr. was born in Moneymore, County Derry, Ireland, where his father was a… Read More

Capt. Edward J. Dougherty (1834-1892) – Pinkerton

Born: April 21, 1834 Died: August 19, 1892 Plot: Section 122, Lot 92 Edward Jerome Dougherty was born in Delaware and fought in the Civil War with the 4th Delaware Infantry Regiment C.  This regiment was among those that… Read More