Category Archives: Famous graves

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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The Spirit of Achievement

IN MEMORY OF JESSE PARKER WILLIAMS BORN IN WAYNE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA DECEMBER 27, 1842 DIED IN ATLANTA GEORGIA AUGUST 5, 1913 AND HIS WIFE CORA BEST TAYLOR FEBRUARY 14, 1860 – MARCH 22, 1924 Jesse Parker Williams’s career can … Continue reading

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Procter and Gamble

William Procter (Born December 7, 1801 at Herefordshire, Herefordshire, England – Died at Cincinnati, Ohio April 4, 1884) James Gamble (Born April 3, 1803 at Enniskillen, Ireland – Died April 29, 1891, at Cincinnati, Ohio) The names Procter and Gamble are forever … Continue reading

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“Sky Girl”

There are all sorts of pioneers in this world—those who have gone before and been the “first” to do something. One such person was Ellen Church, a young woman from the little town of Cresco, Iowa. Ellen graduated from high … Continue reading

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