Thompson Family

William Thompson headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These…

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William & Florence Lawler

In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These…

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Clifford P. MacCalla

Clifford P. MacCalla, Lawyer and Grand Master of Masons

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…

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Jonathan Prichard

Jonathon Prichard plot at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In fall 2017 a group of Haverford College students completed a project to research a number of the burials in Mausoleum Hill on the Yeadon side of the cemetery. These…

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John C. B. Standbridge

John C. B. Standbridge, Composer, Organist, and Organ Builder

John C.B. Standbridge was born in England and emigrated to the United States as a child, settling in Philadelphia. In January of 1828 he married Eleanora Gowing, daughter of John…

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George Wesley Stroby

George Wesley Stroby, A Founder of the Trilby String Band and Mummers Parade

This story was told to me by my Aunt Viola, Georges youngest child. George Wesley Stroby was born on 23 February 1877 to George B. Stroby and Mary Wilson.  His…

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Pietro Stea

Workers opening a grave to investigate a poison-for-profit probe

In late 1930’s Philadelphia, playing out in neighborhoods across the city, was a murder for hire scheme that would tantalize the city and its residents for almost two and a…

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Louis LeBlanc

Louis LeBlanc was born about 1854 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, a sea port on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and long considered the second most important city in Cuba. Exactly why and…

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