This is the grave of Moses Alexander. Born in 1853 in Bavaria, Alexander immigrated to the United States in 1867. He spent a year in New York before moving to Missouri to work at a cousin’s clot
This is the grave of Cap Anson. Born in 1852 in Marshalltown, Iowa, Adrian “Cap” Anson was a great early baseball player. He started his professional career in 1871 with the mighty Rockfor
This is the grave of J.R. Simplot. Born in 1909 in Dubuque, Iowa, the next year his family migrated west to Idaho, to homestead a farm in the Magic Valley, which frankly isn’t all that magical.
This is the grave of William Wirt. Born in 1772 in Bladensburg, Maryland, Wirt didn’t receive as much formal education as he would have liked, with his parents dying when he was young and only r
This is the grave of Jason Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay. Born in 1965 in Brooklyn, Mizell grew up in the church, playing music from a young age. He played guitar, bass, and drums, performing
This is the grave of Harry Emerson Fosdick. Born in Buffalo in 1878, Fosdick graduated from Colgate in 1900 and then from Union Theological Seminary in 1904. He was a Baptist and got his first parish
This is the grave of Dixy Lee Ray. One of the weirdest governors in a weird era of American politics, Ray was born Marguerite Ray in 1916 in Tacoma. When she was 1930, only 14 years of age, she change
This is the grave of Junior Wells. Born Amos Blakemore in 1934 in or around Memphis, the boy who became Junior Wells began playing harmonica at the age of 7. When his mother divorced in 1948, they mov