Clifford P. MacCalla (1837-1892) – Lawyer and Grand Master of Masons

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Birth: Jun. 11, 1837 Death: Apr. 24, 1892 Plot: Section 6, Lot 36 Son of successful printer and newspaper publisher James Sherron MacCalla and Ruth White Paynter, he graduated from Central High School (1855) then read law in the office of Francis Wharton LLD …Read More

William J. Graham – WWI Veteran and Philadelphia Policeman

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Born: November 30, 1878 Died: December 22, 1940 Plot: Section 129, Lot 44 William James Graham was born on November 30, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William and Margaret (McAvoy) Graham. He was the youngest of six siblings (two boys and four girls).  Sometime …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

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

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

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

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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 witnessed Lee’s surrender at Appomattox court …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