Author: Erik Loomis

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Someone in this semicircle of nearly illegible graves is that of Alice Roosevelt. Alice Hathaway Lee was born Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in 1861. Her father a big time Boston banker and she grew up in the heart of the Boston Brahmins. Her family’s neighbors were part of the Saltonstall clan. In 1878, she met a […]
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Medium Cool Indeed

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On October 11, 2019
For an actor who was never really successful or a star, Robert Forster sure was in a lot of interesting films. And whatever you make think of Tarantino he’s always had a brilliant eye for great and forgotten actors, as he showed with Forster in Jackie Brown. RIP. Share
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This is the grave of Josephus Daniels. Born in 1862 in Washington, North Carolina, Daniels grew up without a father. He was killed in the Civil War, but as these things sometimes went, he was a Unionist and was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter as he was escaping Washington. I don’t know whether Daniels’ father […]
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This is the grave of Frank Woolworth and Barbara Hutton. Born in 1852, Frank Winfield Woolworth grew up in an abolitionist home in upstate New York. In fact, his younger brother was named Charles Sumner Woolworth. From the time he was a child, he wanted to be a salesman. Like most children in the mid-nineteenth […]
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