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This is the grave of Mary Heaton Vorse. Mary Heaton was born in 1874 in New York. She grew up wealthy in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her mother had married a rich shipping magnate. He had died and she remarried Mary’s father, but had inherited all that money. They traveled through Europe when she was a girl, […]
This is the grave of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein. Louis Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1918 to Ukrainian Jewish immigrant parents. The family was upwardly mobile and they were able to buy a vacation home in Sharon, Massachusetts, where Louis spent a lot of time growing up. His parents always called […]
This is the grave of Matthew Perry. Born in 1794 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Perry grew up in the world of post-Puritan respectability, with many ancestors being leading early Europeans in New England. In 1809, Perry entered the Navy. This made sense, as his father was the naval officer Christopher Raymond Perry and his […]
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