William Henry Wallis

After living his first 12 years in London, William was fascinated with America. He moved with his family to New York to find the language was not quite the same…

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Lillie Hinton

Her reviews said she was “rapidly rising in public esteem,” “highly successful,” and “the coming great star of America.” Unfortunately, Lillie Hinton’s celebrity status lasted only seven years, cut short…

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William S. Fredericks

William’s given name was William Frederick Sheridan and was commonly known as Fred. He was the youngest of 21 children, born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland to an Episcopal clergyman…

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Annie Kemp Bowler

The following story was provided by Peter Schmitz, adjunct professor at Temple University where he teaches courses in Theater History, and is creator of the podcast, “Adventures in Theater History:…

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Joseph Boggs Beale

Joseph Beale’s story is presented here under the category of entertainment because he was a popular illustrator of magazines, books, and newspapers before the technology was developed to publish photographs.…

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Jeremiah “Jerry” Taylor

Named after his father but always known as Jerry, he was one of ten children, nine of them boys. The first four were named Andrew Jackson Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Taylor,…

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George A. Conly

This gravestone describes George as “The Silent Singer,” because his musical talent and career in the opera was cut short by an accidental death. His parents were Francis and Mary…

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Richard Risley Carlisle

Gymnast, postmaster, bounty hunter, farmer, and prospector are just some of the many occupations held during the course of Richard Carlisle’s energetic life. He was born in Salem, New Jersey…

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