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This is the grave of Frankie Frisch. Born in The Bronx in 1897, Frisch was a phenomenal athlete who played four sports at Fordham University: baseball, basketball, football, and track. Given the professional opportunities of the time, it’s not surprising that the Fordham Flash, as he became known, chose to play baseball after college. He […]
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This is the grave of Samuel Morse. Born in 1791 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Morse grew up in a strong Federalist neo-Puritan family. His father was a minister and while much of the old Puritanism had grown into an increasingly tolerant Congregationalism and even Unitarianism, for Morse’s father, old-school Puritanism was a way of life and […]
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This is the grave of August Belmont. Born in 1816 (many sources say 1813, including Wikipedia fwiw) to a Jewish family in Prussia, Belmont grew up mostly in Frankfurt and became an apprentice in a Rothschild bank while he went to school. He started rising in that firm and was appointed as a confidential clerk, […]
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This is the grave of Pierre Salinger. Born in San Francisco in 1925 to a wealthy half-Catholic, half-Jewish family, Salinger grew up with stories of his family’s past. His grandfather led the defense of Dreyfuss in the French Assembly, for instance. The family moved to Canada, where Salinger became a child prodigy on the piano, […]
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