John Whitehead (1948-2004) – Musician

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Born: July 10, 1948 Died: May 11, 2004 Plot: Across from section J in front of the Gate House near the trolley loop John Whitehead was born and raised in Philadelphia. He teamed with fellow Philadelphian and high school classmate Gene McFadden to form …Read More

Robert Heller – Magician

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Born: August 19, 1829 Died: November 28, 1878 Plot: Section 135, Lot 189 Heller was born William Henry Palmer in England, the son of a concert pianist. He was a student at the Royal Academy of Music when he became fascinated with magic. He …Read More

William F. (Bill) Greenwood – Baseball Player

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Born: 1857 Died: May 2, 1902 Plot: Section 6, Lot 62 Professional baseball player Bill Greenwood was born in Philadelphia in 1857. On September 16, 1882, at age 25, he made his big league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics. The 1882 season was the …Read More

William Burns Smith (1844-1917) – Mayor of Philadelphia

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Born: November 11, 1844 Died: November 28, 1917 Plot: William Burns Smith was born in Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in the United States with his parents when he was seven years old. At age 11 he apprenticed to the trade of woodcarving. At age …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

John McCullough (1832-1885) – Actor

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Born: November 14, 1832 Died: November 8, 1885 Actor Plot: Section 149, Lot 1 John Edward McCullough was born in Coleraine, Ireland. He went to America at the age of sixteen, and made his first appearance on the stage at the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia, …Read More