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This is the grave of Earl Warren. Born in 1891 in Los Angeles, Warren grew up in Bakersfield, son of a poor family. His father worked on the railroad. But he managed to go to college at the University of California in Berkeley. While there, he became politically active, interested in the Progressive movement. California […]
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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 the execrable Richard Olney. Born in 1835 to a rich family in Oxford, Massachusetts, Olney dedicated his life to serving the needs of fellow rich guys like himself. His father was a textile mill owner and banker. The wormy mushy apple didn’t fall from the tree of poison with this […]
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This is the grave of William Z. Foster Born in 1881 in Taunton, Massachusetts, Foster grew up in a politically active family. His father was an exile, a Fenian who had fled County Carlow after the suppression of the Fenian Rebellion. This spirit was passed down to his son. The family has an astounding 23 […]
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