Category Archives: Famous graves

The General of the Night

HENRY W LAWTON MAJOR GENERAL – U S V BORN MARCH 17, 1843 DIED DEC. 19, 1899 KILLED IN ACTION PHIIPPINE ISLANDS MARY C LAWTON WIFE OF HENRY W LAWTON The Henry Ware Lawton marker is in the Arlington National … Continue reading

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Forbidden Love

Nelson W. Blocher February 1, 1847 January 24, 1884 Inside the elaborate Victorian granite monument in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Buffalo, New York, dedicated to Nelson Blocher, the son of John and Elizabeth Blocher, are four sculptures that depict … Continue reading

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John Belushi and Puritan Iconography

Here Lies Buried The Body Of JOHN BELUSHI January 24, 1949 March 5, 1982 I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on. Catie, a friend of mine, was vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and walked through Abel’s Hill Cemetery … Continue reading

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What to do with leftover turkey?

The Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621. They had made it through a harsh New England winter with a little more than half of the original group having survived it. For three days, the Pilgrims and … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pilgrim

Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND Who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY Who came with him in the Mayflower December 1620 From them are descended a Numerous posterity. “Hee … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1600: JULIET: ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to … Continue reading

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Vulcanus Allheart

AUSTIN SEWARD DIED OCT. 27, 1872 AGED 74 Ys For almost 190 years, except for a brief period when a storm blew it off and when a third courthouse was being built, a 5 foot, 6-inch cooper fish has been … Continue reading

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