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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Col. Frank McAnally Wallace

Black and white photo of Col. Frank McAnally Wallace in uniform

Frank Wallace had Irish roots, but his parents and his maternal grandfather were all born and lived their lives in the Irish communities of South Philadelphia. Frank was born in…

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William J. Graham

William J. Graham in uniform

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). …

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George Snyder

Newspaper clipping reads "Baseball kills bluecoat"

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…

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Israel Wilson Durham

Israel Wilson Durham headstone israel-durham

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…

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Thomas Kittera

Framed portrait of Thomas Kittera

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,…

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Capt. Edward J. Dougherty

Capt. Edward J. Dougherty headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery

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…

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John Russell Young

John Russell Young, a journalist and diplomat buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery

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…

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William Burns Smith

Faded black and white photo of William Burns Smith

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…

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