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This is the grave of Billy De Wolfe. Born in 1907 in Quincy, Massachusetts, William Jones was the son of bookbinder and Baptist who urged his son to become a Baptist preacher. To say the least, that didn’t take. In fact, Jones became interested in the opposite of a Baptist preacher–theatre, dance, and comedy. He […]
This is the grave of Salmon Chase. Born in Cornish, New Hampshire in 1808, Chase grew up in a precarious situation when his father died when Salmon was a child and left his mother with no income and ten children to care for. Luckily, the family had well-off relatives. The boy went to Cincinnati to […]
This is the grave of Eddie Waitkus. Born in 1919 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Waitkus was the son of Lithuanian immigrants. A very skilled baseball player, he started playing professionally in 1938, with a semipro team in Lisbon Falls, Maine that was basically a team of textile employees for a local factory. He rose quickly and […]
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