This is the grave of John C. Fremont. Born in 1813 in Savannah, Fremont grew up in scandal. His father was a teacher from Canada, hired by a Georgia planter to teach his kids. Fremont’s mother w
This is the grave of Clark Terry. Born in 1920 in St. Louis, Terry picked up the trumpet at a young age and was playing in local jazz bands when he was in high school. He grew up poor, like real poor.
This is the grave of [spit] Antonin Scalia. Is it really necessary to provide a biography of this utter hack? I don’t think so. We all know about Scalia. And we all think he’s a complete s
This is the grave of Rose O’Neal Greenhow. Born in 1813 on a plantation in Montgomery County, Maryland Maria Rosetta O’Neale, grew up in relatively comfortable circumstances. Her father wa
This is the grave of Paul McNutt. Born in 1891 in Franklin, Indiana, McNutt grew up in the middle class. His parents were initially teachers, but then his father became a librarian and then got a law
This is the grave of Oscar Mayer. Born in 1859 in Kösingen, Kingdom of Württemberg, Mayer’s father was a forester. But his father died in 1870 and his son Oscar moved in with family. He came t
This is the grave of Willie Stargell. Born in 1940 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma, Stargell spent much of his early years living with his grandmother in Florida after his parents split. His mother then moved
This is the grave of David Brenner. Born in 1936 in Philadelphia, Brenner grew up in the poor Jewish community of that city. His father was a vaudeville comedian and David grew up in his shadow but al