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This is the grave of Orville Platt. Born in 1827 in Washington, Connecticut, Platt didn’t grow up particularly wealthy. I think his family was just part of the growing middle class of 19th century New England. He attended the common schools, which is the surest marker of class we can have (today too; Connor and […]
This is the grave of Stanley Cavell. Born in 1926 in Atlanta as Stanley Goldstein, he changed his name in the early 40s, I think maybe to hide his Jewish background. He later claimed that it was an immigration official that gave his grandfather that name. That’s a common thing to claim, but recent evidence […]
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