Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-wood Cemetery
Green-wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 when this part of Brooklyn was still rural. Brooklyn social leader Henry Evelyn Pierrepoint spearheaded the formation of the cemetery, which was inspired by the naturalistic English landscape of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. The original layout for the cemetery was designed by landscape architect David Bates Douglass. The 478 acres have a varied terrain formed by glacial moraines and feature both the highest point in Brooklyn (Battle Hill) and four glacial kettle ponds. It has been a tourist destination since the mid 19th century and, as of this writing, is the final resting place of around 600,000 persons. The cemetery was designated National Historic Landmark in 2006

If you're into such things, it's a lovely way to spend a summer or autumn afternoon. This was a much coveted final resting spot in the 19th century and is, accordingly, a great historical experience just a subway ride away.

The Gothic Revival main entrance gate building was designed by Richard M. Upjohn and built in 1861 with Bellville brownstone. The gateways feature sculptured groups designed by John M. Moffitt that depict biblical scenes. The center spire is home to a group of monk parakeets that are descended from South American birds that escaped their cages in the 1960s from Idlewild Airport (now JFK) a few miles to the southeast.

Main entrance off Fifth Avenue
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Main entrance off Fifth Avenue
Main entrance gate building
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Main entrance gate building
East side, Fifth Avenue gate building
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East side, Fifth Avenue gate building
Main entrance gate building (viewed from the east)
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Main entrance gate building (viewed from the east)
Main entrance gate building (viewed from the east)
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Main entrance gate building (viewed from the east)
Parrot nests
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Parrot nests
City Landmark marker on main entrance gate building
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City Landmark marker on main entrance gate building
National Historic Landmark marker near front gate
12/18/2008 04:19 PM
National Historic Landmark marker near front gate
Civil War veterans project
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Civil War veterans project
Civil War veterans project
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Civil War veterans project
Civil War veterans project
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Civil War veterans project
Battle Avenue, section N
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Battle Avenue, section N
Van Ness / Parsons pyramid mausoleum, Section 124
10/15/2008 02:48 PM
Van Ness / Parsons pyramid mausoleum, Section 124
Battle Avenue, looking southwest
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Battle Avenue, looking southwest
Visitor looking out over the NY harbor
10/15/2008 03:05 PM
Visitor looking out over the NY harbor
Manhattan skyline at dusk viewed from Green-Wood Cemetery
12/18/2008 03:54 PM
Manhattan skyline at dusk viewed from Green-Wood Cemetery
Sierk, Sunny Path, Section 113
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Sierk, Sunny Path, Section 113
Battle of Brookly historic sign
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Battle of Brookly historic sign
The Plateau / Battle Path
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The Plateau / Battle Path
Battle Hill historic sign
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Battle Hill historic sign
Minerva and the Alter to Liberty - F. Wellington Ruxell (1920)
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Minerva and the Alter to Liberty - F. Wellington Ruxell (1920)
Ninth Avenue entrance
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Ninth Avenue entrance
Sections 133 and 124
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Sections 133 and 124
Public Lot 16873 marker
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Public Lot 16873 marker
Cemetery employee on a Segway
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Cemetery employee on a Segway
Cluster of Public Lots 554, 555, 190
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Cluster of Public Lots 554, 555, 190
Looking west over Sylvan Water to the Sunset Park waterfont
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Looking west over Sylvan Water to the Sunset Park waterfont
Hillside graves, Section 37
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Hillside graves, Section 37
Fifth Avenue gate
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Fifth Avenue gate
Bertha and Walter Loser - Section 3
10/22/2008 03:40 PM
Bertha and Walter Loser - Section 3
Faust - Section 33
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Faust - Section 33
Section 134
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Section 134
Ninth Ave entrance sign
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Ninth Ave entrance sign
Fall foliage on Border Ave
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Fall foliage on Border Ave
Fall foliage, section 135
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Fall foliage, section 135
Fall foliage - Section K
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Fall foliage - Section K
Fall foliage - Section K
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Fall foliage - Section K
Fall foliage on Meadow Avenue
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Fall foliage on Meadow Avenue
Fall foliage on Meadow Avenue
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Fall foliage on Meadow Avenue
Fall foliage on Meadow Avenue
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Fall foliage on Meadow Avenue
Fall foliage
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Fall foliage
Marble monument, brownstone mausoleum
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Marble monument, brownstone mausoleum
Chapel
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Chapel
Chapel
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Chapel
Valley Water
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Valley Water
Lot 38325, Sections 40, 39 and 18
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Lot 38325, Sections 40, 39 and 18
Sylvan Water
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Sylvan Water
Sylvan Water
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Sylvan Water
Underpass under Fifth Ave to the maintenance garage
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Underpass under Fifth Ave to the maintenance garage
Bronze bear mounted on the gravestone of <br> William Holbrook Beard - a painter of human-like animals
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Bronze bear mounted on the gravestone of <br> William Holbrook Beard - a painter of human-like animals
Crescent Water
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Crescent Water
Hillside vault
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Hillside vault
Lawn tractors
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Lawn tractors
Rosewood Lot 43900 - near maintenance facility
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Rosewood Lot 43900 - near maintenance facility
Rosewood Lot 43900
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Rosewood Lot 43900
Southwest corner of cemetery - Fifth Ave at 36th St
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Southwest corner of cemetery - Fifth Ave at 36th St
McGovern Weir
10/22/2008 01:59 PM
McGovern Weir
China Delight - Sunset Park
10/31/2008 05:42 PM
China Delight - Sunset Park
Chow Gai Kew after a long day in the cemetery
10/31/2008 05:52 PM
Chow Gai Kew after a long day in the cemetery

Findagrave

FindAGrave.com is a a site with information on the final resting places of many famous and not-so-famous persons. People can also request photos of gravesites of their relatives, and the requests are e-mailed to folks who have signed up on the site and are located nearby the cemetery of interest. I received such a request for Green-Wood Cemetery, which lead to a list of around 20 outstanding photo requests, and to my subsequent visits.

Finding gravesites, especially old ones, can be quite a challenge since it is often difficult to get accurate location information for specific gravesites. And even when such information is available, older gravestones are often weathered beyond recognition or missing altogether.

Green-Wood Cemetery provides access to burial database information both through their website and from a kiosk in the Fifth Avenue gate house building. The kiosk computer displays and prints map sections that can lead you to the section and lot for a particular gravesite. However, the lots are rarely clearly deliniated on the ground and since some lots can be quite large and densely populated, the search for a particular grave can take awhile. And there is no assurance that a legible stone still exists for the grave. Marble stones from the late 19th and early 20th century are especially problematic since marble is porus annd almost all of them have weathered beyond recognition (unlike granite stones). They also, tragically, often represent the missing links in folks' genealogical searches.

Below are some case studies on the some gravesite searches I did in Green-Wood Cemetery - some successful, some not.

Angel Ramon Ramirez (1979-2007)

Marine Lance Corporal Angel Ramon Ramirez died in California in 2007 following a non-hostile incident in Al Quaim, Iraq in December, 2006. It was an honor to photograph his grave, but it also made me quite angry that he had to make so great a sacrifice for such a morally ambiguous cause.

LCPL Angel Ramon Ramirez
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LCPL Angel Ramon Ramirez
LCPL Angel Ramon Ramirez
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LCPL Angel Ramon Ramirez
LCPL Angel Ramon Ramirez
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LCPL Angel Ramon Ramirez

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Leonard Bernstein was one of the most important figures in American music in the mid 20th century. Aside from a lengthy and illustrious career as an orchestral conductor, he was also a composer of both theatrical and concert pieces, with his score for the musical and movie West Side Story being perhaps his best-loved and remembered work.

Leonard Bernstein gravesite
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Leonard Bernstein gravesite
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Shirley Ann Bernstein (Lenny's sister)
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Shirley Ann Bernstein (Lenny's sister)
Leonard and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein
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Leonard and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein gravesite
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Leonard Bernstein gravesite
Leonard Bernstein gravesite
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Leonard Bernstein gravesite
Leonard and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein
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Leonard and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein

John Kennion (1830-1886) / Angeline Pereira (1872-1915)

John Wilberforce Kennion was a wandering soul who was born in England and at various times was a surgeon, newspaperman and street preacher. Fittingly, perhaps, there is no clear marker for his gravesite, whatever stone there was long since lost to the elements. The cemetery database lists him as being buried in section 127, lot 3139, grave 412, although the lots here seem to have been renumbered as the map displays lot 10841. Few graves in this section have legible markers. An arm of Meadow Avenue once ran through this section, but it was being removed to add additional grave plots.

Angeline Lyons Pereira had a somewhat more conventional but brief life, being married at age 16 to Charles Smith and, a year later, to Charles Francis Pereira, ultimately bearing him nine children. Her database listing places her in section 127, lot 17931, but as with John Kennion, the map displays lot 10841. And also as with Mr. Kennion, a fairly thorough search of the lot was unsuccessful in finding any trace of her headstone.

I was not completely certain that I had found the correct lot, but a cemetery security guard volunteered to help with my search and confirmed this was the right place. Tommy was an interesting character - his grandfather had worked in the cemetery and he had just joined the staff a few months before my visit. Health problems derailed a promising baseball career and he found the relative peace of security work as both quieting and stimulating when he had the opportunity to assist visitors in locating graves.

Lot 10841 map
Lot 10841 map
Section 127
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Section 127
Weathered marble headstone
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Weathered marble headstone
Section 127
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Section 127
Section 127
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Section 127
Weathered marble headstone
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Weathered marble headstone
Section 127
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Section 127
Section 127
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Section 127
Section 127
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Section 127
Searching section 127
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Searching section 127
Searching section 127
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Searching section 127
Searching section 127
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Searching section 127
Searching section 127
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Searching section 127
Searching section 127
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Searching section 127
Harold and Lawrence Heik (Lot 10841, Section 127) - confirms lot location
10/31/2008 02:35 PM
Harold and Lawrence Heik (Lot 10841, Section 127) - confirms lot location
Old Meadow Avenue sign
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Old Meadow Avenue sign
Old Meadow Avenue being converted to grave sites
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Old Meadow Avenue being converted to grave sites
Robert Banker / Robert C. Skead (Lot 10219)
10/31/2008 02:34 PM
Robert Banker / Robert C. Skead (Lot 10219)
Willie S. Johnson / Hazel Johnson / Jane Johnson (Section 126?)
10/31/2008 02:36 PM
Willie S. Johnson / Hazel Johnson / Jane Johnson (Section 126?)
William Langley Martin Jr. (Lot 10219)
10/31/2008 02:37 PM
William Langley Martin Jr. (Lot 10219)
Our Eva
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Our Eva
Katie Pike
10/31/2008 02:39 PM
Katie Pike
Weathered marble headstone
10/31/2008 02:42 PM
Weathered marble headstone
Weathered marble headstone
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Weathered marble headstone
John R. Jones / William H. Jones - not in database
10/31/2008 02:46 PM
John R. Jones / William H. Jones - not in database
Hill of Graves (Section A?)
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Hill of Graves (Section A?)
Hill of Graves
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Hill of Graves

Freda Obenland (1846-1922)

Freda Obenland is listed in the database as being buried in section 136, lot 28070, grave 379. Given the comparatively recent burial, I was hoping that her stone might still be intact but I was not so fortunate. While there were only a few stones weathered to illegibility, there were also a number of stones that were sinking deep into the soft dirt and thick grass. It is possible that if she had an in-ground stone, it had sunk beneath the surface over the years.

Freda Obenland kiosk map display
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Freda Obenland kiosk map display
Lot 28070 map
Lot 28070 map
Public Lot 28070
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Public Lot 28070
Weathered headstone, Lot 28070
10/15/2008 04:25 PM
Weathered headstone, Lot 28070
Public Lot 28070
10/15/2008 04:28 PM
Public Lot 28070
Public Lot 28070
10/31/2008 04:26 PM
Public Lot 28070
Public Lot 28070
10/31/2008 04:26 PM
Public Lot 28070
Eliza Overment (lot 28070) - close but no cigar
10/31/2008 04:29 PM
Eliza Overment (lot 28070) - close but no cigar
Public Lot 28070
10/31/2008 04:38 PM
Public Lot 28070
Weathered headstone (lot 28307)
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Weathered headstone (lot 28307)
Weathered headstone + Sarah Elliott (lot 28307)
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Weathered headstone + Sarah Elliott (lot 28307)
Lot 28070
10/31/2008 04:53 PM
Lot 28070

Samuel F.B. Morse (1794 - 1871)

Inventor of the first commercially successful telegraph. Lot 5761, section 25.

Samuel F.B. Morse
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Samuel F.B. Morse
Samuel F.B. Morse
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Samuel F.B. Morse
Samuel F.B. Morse
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Samuel F.B. Morse
Samuel F.B. Morse
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Samuel F.B. Morse

Fred Ebb (1928 - 2004)

Fred Ebb was a musical theatre lyricist best known for his collaborations with composer John Kander, especially their songs for Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman. They wrote the song "New York, New York" as well as a number of songs that were very important in the careers of Barbara Streisand and Liza Minelli.

Ebb is interred in a mausoleum in Section 20 (lot 43458) on the south edge of Sylvan Water. He shares the mausoleum with Edwin Aldridge (1929-1997) and Martin Cohen (1926-1995). I'm not entirely certain what the relationship between the three was, but Aldridge stage managed a number of Kander/Ebb shows and his obit in the NY Times lists Ebb as his surviving friend.

Sylvan Water
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Sylvan Water
Fred Ebb
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Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
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Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
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Fred Ebb

Florence, Minnie and William Warner

Florence Warner (d. 1900), Minnie Van Loon Warner (d. 1916), and William Warner (d. 1917) are listed in the cemetery database as buried in Lot 21025, Section 3. This is a fairly large and old lot with numerous unreadable headstones and I was unable to find a specific grave site for them.

Public Lot 21025, Section 3
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Public Lot 21025, Section 3
Public Lot 21025, Section 3
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Public Lot 21025, Section 3

William Turner (1856-1904)

William C. Turner is listed in the cemetery database as buried in lot 20118, section 6. As with the Warners, this is a large, old lot with numerous unreadable headstones and I was unable to find a specific grave site for him.

Lot 20118, Section 6
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Lot 20118, Section 6

Henry Englehard Steinway (1797-1871)

Henry Steinway was the founder of the famed Steinway and Sons Piano Company. He is interred with numerous other members of his family in this mausoleum on Lot 15388, Section 46.

Steinway mausoleum
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Steinway mausoleum

William "Boss" Tweed (1823-1873)

Boss Tweed was the force behind the corrupt Tammany Hall political machine that dominated NYC politics in the late 19th century. Tweed and numerous members of his family are interred in this plot on Lot 6447, Section 55.

Tweed family plot
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Tweed family plot
Tweed family plot
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Tweed family plot
Boss Tweed
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Boss Tweed
Boss Tweed, Jr.
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Boss Tweed, Jr.

James and Susan Cook

James Cook (1789-1868) and Susan Caroline Cook (1803-1884) got married in 1826 and made their home in New York City, where James was a grocer. They are buried in lot 5039, section 48.

James and Susan Cook
10/22/2008 04:56 PM
James and Susan Cook
James and Susan Cook
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James and Susan Cook
Cook family plot
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Cook family plot

Thomas Michael Walsh (1963-2008)

Although he is listed in the "Vista" section (aka section 71) lot 44605, there was no gravestone with his name. However, there was a Walsh stone with recently disturbed dirt in front of it, so presumably that is a family burial location and Thomas' name hasn't yet been added to the stone.

Lot 44605 - Vista Section
10/22/2008 05:24 PM
Lot 44605 - Vista Section
John and Patrick Walsh
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John and Patrick Walsh
John and Patrick Walsh
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John and Patrick Walsh

William C. Lash (1872-1904)

William C. Lash and his wife Annie lived in Brooklyn and had six children. He is buried in lot 17245, section 17. This is an extremely large lot on the southwest corner of the cemetery with numerous unreadable stones and I was unable to find a specific gravesite for him.

Section 17
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Section 17
Section 17
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Section 17
Section 17
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Section 17

Mary G. Kennion (1881-1958)

The gravesite of Mary Kennion is a bit of a mystery. She was buried in 1958, limiting the potential that her headstone would be missing or illegible. Her database entry lists her in section 124, lot 35899, grave FRC. That lot is right behind the oft-photographed Van Ness - Parsons pyramid mausoleum. However, the gravestone in that lot is for the Pakenham family, including a daughter, Hannah, who was interred in 1950. There is no physical indication that Mary Kennion or her husband Charles (d. 1956) are buried here.

Mary Kennion kiosk map display
10/31/2008 01:39 PM
Mary Kennion kiosk map display
Section 124, Lot 35899
Section 124, Lot 35899
Lot 35899
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Lot 35899
Lot 35899
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Lot 35899
John, Ellen and Hannah Pakenham (lot 35899)
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John, Ellen and Hannah Pakenham (lot 35899)
George Roehm (lot 35237)
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George Roehm (lot 35237)
Van Ness - Parsons pyramid mausoleum
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Van Ness - Parsons pyramid mausoleum
Van Ness - Parsons pyramid mausoleum
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Van Ness - Parsons pyramid mausoleum

Clement Harron (1844-1915)

Clement Harron is listed in the database as being buried in section 93, lot 2235, although the displayed map places him in lot 1014. There is one headstone in that lot, although it appears to be older than 1915 and what few legible characters are on the stone do not appear to spell out Clement or Harron. So, I can't be entirely certain whether or not this is the correct grave location.

Lot 1014, Section 93
Lot 1014, Section 93
Harron Clement kiosk map display
10/31/2008 01:41 PM
Harron Clement kiosk map display
Lot 1014, Section 93
10/22/2008 05:41 PM
Lot 1014, Section 93
Lot 1014
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Lot 1014
Lot 1014
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Lot 1014
Lot 1014
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Lot 1014
Illegible gravestone
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Illegible gravestone
Sarah Wiley - Lot 1212, confirming location of Lot 1014
10/31/2008 03:28 PM
Sarah Wiley - Lot 1212, confirming location of Lot 1014
Lot 1014
10/31/2008 03:29 PM
Lot 1014

Pauline Huber Hess (1842-1909)

Pauline Huber Hess is listed in the database as being buried in Section D, Lot 18513, Grave 4. That is a narrow, old lot with numerous missing and unreadable stones. While I was unable to locate a stone for Pauline, I was able to locate stones for Henry and Georg Hess, so presumably this was a family plot.

Lot 18513 map
Lot 18513 map
Public lot 18513
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Public lot 18513
Public lot 18513
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Public lot 18513
Henry Hess (1871-1886)
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Henry Hess (1871-1886)
Sarah Dodds McKenzie
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Sarah Dodds McKenzie
Georg Hess (1831-1882)
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Georg Hess (1831-1882)
Hess family plot?
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Hess family plot?
Tree over Hess family plot
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Tree over Hess family plot
Weathered headstones
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Weathered headstones
Public lot 18513
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Public lot 18513
Public lot 18513
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Public lot 18513
Public lot 18513
10/31/2008 03:48 PM
Public lot 18513
Public lot 18513
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Public lot 18513

William Haveron (1851-1907)

William Haveron was a shipping agent. He is interred in Section 117, Lot 10975, Grave 978.

Public Lot 10975
Public Lot 10975
Public Lot 284
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Public Lot 284
Public Lot 10975
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Public Lot 10975
Lot 10975
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Lot 10975
William Haveron
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William Haveron
William Haveron
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William Haveron
Lot 10975
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Lot 10975
Lot 10975
10/31/2008 04:05 PM
Lot 10975

Louise Haveron

The cemetery database lists Louise Haveron (1857-1879) as being buried in section 86, lot 18066. One of her relatives said someone else had unsuccessfully looked for the grave and asked if I would give it a spin. The grave supposedly contains four persons, Louise, her parents John and Eliza, and a Mary E. McLaughlin. Although this is a fairly old section of the cemetery, thankfully, the lot was fairly small, saving me the hours of futile looking that are typical when a grave that old is in a large, indistinct lot. Lot 18066 is just to the west of lot 1898, which has a marker. A fairly recent grave for Frederic and Helen (1919-2004) Price is listed in the database indicating that this is definitely lot 18066 and that the Haverons do not have an extant grave marker of any kind. Surrounding graves for G.P Merkel (d. 1871 - lot 1597?), Daniel W. Teller (lot 17340?) and (unknown) Mackenzie are not in the database, indicating that the database seems to be missing a significant number of older graves.

Lot 18066 viewed from the southwest
12/18/2008 03:57 PM
Lot 18066 viewed from the southwest
Section 86 map from cemetery kiosk
12/18/2008 09:07 PM
Section 86 map from cemetery kiosk
Lot 1898 marker (just to the east of lot 18066) with Price gravestone in slot 18066
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Lot 1898 marker (just to the east of lot 18066) with Price gravestone in slot 18066
Lot 1898 - just to the east of lot 18066
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Lot 1898 - just to the east of lot 18066
Lot 18066 viewed from the northwest
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Lot 18066 viewed from the northwest
Footstone in lot 18066?
12/18/2008 04:01 PM
Footstone in lot 18066?
Toppled and weathered gravestones in lot 18066 or 1898
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Toppled and weathered gravestones in lot 18066 or 1898
Toppled and westhered gravestone in lot 18066 or 1898
12/18/2008 04:06 PM
Toppled and westhered gravestone in lot 18066 or 1898
MacKinzie gravestone - not in the database
12/18/2008 04:02 PM
MacKinzie gravestone - not in the database
Lot 18066 viewed from the southeast
12/18/2008 04:04 PM
Lot 18066 viewed from the southeast
Lot 18066 - twilight
12/18/2008 04:08 PM
Lot 18066 - twilight

Eliza White England (1813-1888)

Eliza White England is buried in section A, lot 9146, grave 478. This was another old, poorly marked section of the cemetery like section 127 and I was concerned that I would likewise be unsuccessful in finding the grave. However, the headstone was granite, helping it survive the elements intact and legible.

Lot 9146 map
Lot 9146 map
Lot 9146
10/31/2008 04:18 PM
Lot 9146
Lot 9146
10/31/2008 04:18 PM
Lot 9146
Frederick, Mary, David and Eliza England
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Frederick, Mary, David and Eliza England
England gravestone
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England gravestone
England gravestone
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England gravestone
Section A hillside
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Section A hillside