Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lake View Cemetery 6 (9/24/2017)

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Carl Gaertner (1898-1952) (KSS)
Carl Frederick Gaertner was a nationally known artist who specialized in watercolor landscapes. The Cleveland Museum of Art owns the oil painting titled The Pie Wagon (1926), which shows laborers at an industrial plant who spend their lunch break around a horse-drawn bakery wagon in the shadows of factories.
The Bolton family plot
Frances Payne Bingham Bolton (1885-1977) (KSS)
Frances Bolton was the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio, succeeding her husband, Chester Castle Bolton, after his death in 1939. She served an additional 14 terms, and at the end (1968) was the oldest woman to serve in the House of Representatives.
Bolton urged the founding of the Army School of Nursing, which created Army-trained nurses, rather than volunteers, to be used in World War I. She provided financial contributions that enabled Western Reserve University, now Case Western Reserve University, to open one of the first university schools of nursing in the country in 1923. In 1935 the school was renamed the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. As a Republican congressional representative she authored the Bolton Act, which created the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943. In 1953 she was a delegate to the United Nations; the first woman to serve in this position. One of Bolton's most lasting achievements was sponsoring legislation to purchase property across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, to prevent commercialization and preserve the view.
Chester Castle Bolton (1882-1939) (KSS)
Chester Bolton was an industrialist in the steel industry, and also raised and bred Guernsey cattle on the Bolton's 65-acre family estate, Franchester Place, in Lyndhurst, Ohio. He was involved in local politics and in 1928 was elected from the Ohio 22nd District to three terms in the United States House of Representatives, as a Republican. He was not elected in 1936, but was re-elected for the following term starting in 1939, and served until his death.
Oliver Payne Bolton (1917-1972) (KSS)
Oliver Bolton was the son of Frances and Chester Bolton, and was also a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1953–1957 and from 1963-1965, alongside his mother.
Myron Timothy Herrick (1854-1929) (KSS)
Myron Herrick was a Republican politician who served as Governor of Ohio from 1904-1906. He was also United States Ambassador to France from 1912-1914 and again from 1921-1929. He is the only American ambassador to France with a street named after him in Paris, in the 8th arrondissement. Herrick was the ambassador who hosted Charles Lindbergh in Paris after his successful New York to Paris Atlantic crossing in 1927.
Nancy Cutting Young (1928-2010) was a member of
the Colonial Dames XVII Century
The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is an organization of women, eighteen years of age or over, who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies in the geographical area of the present United States of America.
Donaldson family monument
Lake View Dam (1977-1978); at that time it was the largest
concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi River and it
is still the largest dam in Cuyahoga County
Fisher family monument
Imogene Bliss (1918-2003)
Imogene Bliss was the daughter of Lida Blanche Fisher Bliss and Harry Alfred Bliss. She was an actress with a long career on Broadway before acting in feature films in the 1970s.
Amos Townsend Memorial
Amos Townsend (1821-1895)
Amos Townsend was in the wholesale grocery business and was involved in local politics. He served as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives from 1877-1883, where he secured passage of large appropriations to build the Cleveland breakwater.
The Robison family plot
Helene Hathaway Robison Britton Bigsby (1979-1950)
Helene Robison was the daughter of Frank Robison, the owner of the Cleveland Spiders baseball team until it folded in 1899. When her uncle, Stanley Robison, died in 1911, she inherited the St Louis Cardinals, becoming the first female owner of a major league baseball. She married the Cardinals president Schuler Britton. Robison continued to own the team until she divorced Britton in 1916 and sold her shares in the team in 1917.
Frank DeHass Robison (1852-1908)
Frank Robison started a baseball team called the Cleveland Blues in 1887 and financed the construction of League Park in 1889. The team became the Cleveland Spiders. In 1899, he co-owned the St Louis Perfectos with his brother Stanley. During the single season in which they owned both the Spiders and Perfectos, the brothers transferred the best players of both franchises to St. Louis, leaving the Spiders with a team that finished with a record of 20-134, the worst full-season record ever for a major league baseball team. When Frank died in 1908, Stanley became sole owner of the then St Louis Cardinals.
One of the Glidden family monuments (KSS)
Francis K Glidden (1855-1933) (KSS)
Francis K Glidden was the son of Francis Harrington Glidden, the founder of the Glidden Paint and Varnish Company in Cleveland, Ohio. He started as a secretary for his father and remained in that capacity for much of his career. When his brother Fred became president, he became vice president of the company. He retired when the company was sold in 1915. In 1909 Glidden built a dream home for his family in University Circle. After his death, his wife and her sister continued living in the home until the 1950s. Because the Glidden House was centrally located to the Western Reserve University campus, the school purchased the property and put it to use as the Psychology Department Building for many years; it later became part of the Law School. In the mid-1980s, Glidden House became a boutique hotel.
Another Glidden family monument (KSS)
Francis H Glidden (1832-1922) (KSS)
Francis Harrington Glidden was the founder of the Glidden Paint and Varnish Company. Glidden worked as a sailor and dry goods merchant in New England before a friend offered him a job as a salesman for a varnish company. He learned the trade and started the first vanish works in the Cleveland, Ohio area in 1868. In 1875, the original Glidden Varnish Company was formed.
Babcock family monument (KSS)
Brenton D Babcock (1830-1906) (KSS)
Brenton Babcock worked in the coal industry. He was a 33rd degree Mason and became a member of the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the USA. He was also a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, and founder of the Cleveland Scottish Rite. As a Democrat, he was elected Mayor of Cleveland for 1887-1888.
Dayton C Miller (1866-1941)
Dayton Clarence Miller was an American mathematician, physicist, astronomer, acoustician, and accomplished amateur flautist. In 1890, Miller became a professor of mathematics and physics at the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as the chair of the Physics Department from 1895 to 1936. After Konrad von Roentgen created the x-ray machine in 1895, Miller developed his own x-ray machine and completed the first x-ray scan of an entire human body (his own) in 1896. Miller specialized in the use of x-rays in surgery.  In 1921, Miller met with Albert Einstein regarding his recreation of the Michelson-Morley experiments that had led to the development of the Theory of Relativity. Miller also was fascinated with sound and developed the phonodeik (forerunner of the oscilloscope). He also helped design and improve the acoustics of Severance Hall in Cleveland. In his spare time, Miller composed music and designed and collected flutes. After his death, he left his 1,500-flute collection to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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