Category Archives: Famous graves

Ben-Hur

In 1959, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) released the epic film, Ben-Hur, which was the most expensive motion picture produced up to that time—costing slightly over 15 million dollars!  As the expression goes, it had a cast of thousands, literally.  10,000 extras were … Continue reading

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The “Hat” is the Clue.

CHARLES PETIT McILVAINE BISHOP FOR FORTY YEARS OF THE DIOCESE OF OHIO BORN JAN 18, 1799 DIED MAR 12, 1873 AGED 74 YEARS THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM THAT ARE IN CHRIST JESUS ROM. VIII.I   EMILY COXE WITH … Continue reading

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The Baldwin Angel and the Artist

“Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” Saint Mark 10:15 Like many great artists, Frank Hering (February 15, 1874—January 15, 1949), took commissions that included … Continue reading

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Poet Laureate

1857 1827 FRANK LEBBY STANTON THIS OLD WORLD WE’RE LIVIN’IN IS MIGHTY HARD TO BEAT, YOU GET A THORN WITH EVERY ROSE BUT AIN’T THE ROSES SWEET! The monument marking the grave of Frank Lebby Stanton is a massive rough-cut … Continue reading

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Presidential Recognition for a Storyteller

JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS BORN EATONTON, GA. DEC. 9TH 1849.  DIED ATLANTA, GA. JULY 3RD 1908 “I SEEM TO SEE BEFORE ME THE SMILING FACES OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN SOME YOUNG AND FRESH, AND SOME WEARING THE FRIENDLY MARKS OF AGE.  … Continue reading

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Fame

John Gately Downey Born June 24, 1827 – Castlesampson, Ireland Died March 1, 1894 – Los Angeles, California   Maria Jacinta Guirado Downy Born September 10, 1835 – Los Angeles, California Died January 19, 1883 – Tehachapi, California   Rose … Continue reading

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Second Burial

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF FREDERICK A. RAUCH FIRST PRESIDENT OF MARSHALL  COLLEGE BORN IN KIRCHBRACHT JUL 27, 1806 DIED AT MERCERSBURG MARCH 2, 1841 Frederick Augustus Rauch, was the first and founding president of Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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…that immortal sea…

Anna Dorinda Blaksley Barnes Bliss 1851-1935 Anna Bliss was a generous benefactor to many charities including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History in New York and the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.  Mrs. Bliss was … Continue reading

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Guy Boyd, the Mark and Marker of an Artist

IN GOD’S CARE GUY MARTIN A’BECKETT BOYD 12. 6. 1923 — 26. 4. 1988 LOVED HUSBAND OF PHYLLIS DEVOTED FATHER OF SEVEN CHILDREN DEDICATED FAMILY MAN SCULPTOR – POTTER – CONSERVATIONIST   IN GOD’S CARE PHYLLIS EMMA BOYD 6. 3. … Continue reading

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To Capture a Tragic Moment

The George Washington De Long monument in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, features a sculpture of an explorer, hand above this face, scarf blown back, peering into the blinding snow.  The softness of the edges of the sculpture, give … Continue reading

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