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This is the grave of Jonathan Edwards. Born in 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut to a minister and the daughter of another minister, Edwards grew up in a family deeply committed to education to all their children, including the girls. He entered Yale in 1716. He was 12 years old. This came a year after […]
This is the grave of Harry Orchard. Born Albert Horsley in 1866 in Ontario, the future Orchard was a rounder and a thug. He married and started a cheesemaking business, but then burned it for the insurance money and left his wife and their baby daughter for another woman. He worked at any number of […]
This is the grave of Dorothy Parker. Born Dorothy Rothschild in 1893, she had an unhappy childhood. Her mother died when she was a toddler, her father abused her, and she despised her stepmother. Although her father was Jewish and her mother a Protestant, she went to Catholic school in New York. As a young […]
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