This is the grave of Hank Snow. Born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia in 1914, Clarence Snow grew up dirt poor. His parents had a bad marriage and they had no money at all. His father worked in sawmills, many
This is the grave of Meyer London. Born in 1871 in Lithuania, which was then part of Russia, London came from a leftist Jewish family. His father was a former rabbi who had converted to socialism, tho
This is the grave of Jesse James. Before we get into the details of James’ life, I think we should take a step back and ask a couple of questions. Why do we care about this violent treasonous sc
This is the grave of John Edgar Thomson. Born in 1808 in Springfield, Pennsylvania, J. Edgar Thomson grew up in an engineering family of the Transportation Revolution. His father was an engineer who w
This is the grave of Frances Perkins. Born in Boston in 1880, Perkins grew up relatively well-off, though not rich. She grew up in Worcester and then went to college at a time when this was still not
This is the grave of Louis McLane. Born in 1786 in Smyrna, Delaware (is this first time I’ve ever visited a grave of someone from Delaware; I know I’ve never visited a grave in the First S
This is the grave of Archibald Yell. Born in 1797….somewhere. Seriously no one knows. The headstone says North Carolina. There’s better evidence that suggests Kentucky. Or maybe Tennessee.
This is the grave of Clark Kerr. Born in 1911 in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania, outside of Reading, Kerr grew up in a middle-class household. His father was a teacher (as were many in his family), as well