Carolyn Marqueze Halliday Price

Portrait of Carolyn Marqueze Halliday Price

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,…

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Richard Risley Carlisle

Robert Risley Carlisle

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…

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John Whitehead – Singer

John Whitehead was born and raised in Philadelphia. He teamed with fellow Philadelphian and high school classmate Gene McFadden to form McFadden and Whitehead. The two became successful record producers,…

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Lewis Dubois Bassett

Lewis DuBois Bassett

Lewis Dubois Bassett, a Quaker school teacher and farmer, began making Bassett’s ice cream in 1861. In 1885, he moved the operations from his New Jersey backyard to a storefront…

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Edwin Adams

Portrait of actor Edwin Adams holding his hat

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 at an early age. He…

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William F. (Bill) Greenwood

William F. (Bill) Greenwood playing baseball

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…

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Robert Heller

Black and white advertisement for Heller's Wonders

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.…

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