Category Archives: Presidential graves

A Sign Post

A sign outside the gates of the Old North Cemetery announces the burial of the most New Hampshire native son within its fencing.  The sign outlines the major accomplishments of Franklin Pierce: FRANKLIN PIERCE 1804 – 1869 Fourteenth President of … Continue reading

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Monroe’s “Birdcage”

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817 to 1825).  Most historians rate Monroe as an above average president for the way he managed the office.  He appointed the people … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s Epitaph

Thomas Jefferson (April 2, 1743 O.S. – July 4, 1826) was the third president of the United States serving in that office from 1801 to 1809, when he was succeeded by James Madison, his protégé and political ally.  Jefferson stacked … Continue reading

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President Lincoln

Two hundred and nine years ago today, Abraham Lincoln, who became the 16th president of the United States, was born, as every school child knows, in a log cabin in Kentucky.  From very modest beginnings, Lincoln rose to the highest … Continue reading

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“Silent Cal”

CALVIN COOLIDGE JULY 4, 1872 JANUARY 5, 1933 — GRACE A. GOODHUE WIFE OF CALVIN COOLIDGE JANUARY 3, 1879 JULY 8, 1957 The plain upright tablet displaying the Presidential Seal in the top in the Plymouth Cemetery at Plymouth, Vermont, … Continue reading

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Off the Rack, Update

BENJAMIN HARRISON AUGUST 20, 1833 – MARCH 13, 1901 LAWYER AND PUBLICIST COL. 70th REG. IND. VOL. WAR 1861-1865 BREVETTED BRIGADIER GENERAL 1865 U.S. SENATOR 1881-1887 PRESIDENT 1889-1893 STATESMAN, YET FRIEND TO TRUTH OF SOUL, SINCERE IN ACTION, FAITHFUL   AND IN HONOUR CLEAR Harrison served … Continue reading

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The Flint Granite Company

  The Flint Granite Company of New York was, according to their brochure, “builders of artistic memorials in granite, marble and bronze.” Like many companies, The Flint Granite Company issued a catalog for potential customers showing the various sorts of … Continue reading

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