Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lake View Cemetery 7 (9/30/2017)

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Finally some cooler weather, and perhaps finally someone known beyond Cleveland, OH!
All these folks are in Section 5.
Someone has to keep the Clarke family monument
filled with flowers
Rufus Dunham (1792-1862)
Rufus Dunham was the proprietor of Dunham's Tavern, a stagecoach stop on the old Buffalo Road (now Euclid Avenue), halfway between Doan's Corner (now E 105th Street) and Public Square. The tavern is the oldest building on its original foundation in Cleveland.
Bill Borgman (1898-1926)
Why does he have a Lake View Cemetery banner?
Bill Borgman, a patrolman with the Cleveland Police Department, was fatally shot when responding to shots fired at a store.
Alberta has outlived her grave marker?!
Charles W Chesnutt (1856-1932)
Charles Waddell Chesnutt, a novelist and lawyer, was the first black writer to deal with race from the African-American's point of view. He was a teacher in black schools in North Carolina and came to Cleveland in 1883, where he would study law while working as a stenographer for Judge Samuel Williamson. In 1887, the Atlantic Monthly published its first Chesnutt story, "The Goophered Grapevine." He wrote volumes of short stories and several novels. Chesnutt lobbied the mayor of Cleveland to oppose a bill in the Ohio legislature that would have outlawed interracial marriages. He was born to free persons of color, and identified as black although he was said to be seven-eighths white. The South at this time had the "one-drop rule" that legally classified him as black.
McQuigg family monument
John Rea McQuigg (1865-1928)
General John R McQuigg grew up in Ohio and graduated from the National Law School (Washington, DC) in 1890, moving to Cleveland to practice. He served as Mayor of East Cleveland for three terms from 1907-1913. Notably, he joined the Cleveland Grays (a volunteer militia unit) in 1892, and fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I. McQuigg advised General John J Pershing and United States President Calvin Coolidge at the White House in the 1920s. He was given the nickname "Go Get 'Em McQuigg" for his ability to round-up soldiers for duty. McQuigg was elected National Commander of the American Legion in 1925.
William John White (1850-1923)
William White was a candy maker and later manufactured chewing gum when in 1884 he mistakenly bought a barrel of Yucatan chicle. After discovering it could be softened and made chewable, he added mint and sold the product as "Yucatan." In 1890, he established and became president of American Chicle Company. White put Dr Edwin E Beeman's pepsin into his gum to create Beeman's Pepsin Gum. White served as Mayor of West Cleveland in 1889 and was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1893.
Carl B Stokes (1927-1996)
Carl BEE Stokes...
Carl Burton Stokes and his brother, politician Louis Stokes, were raised by their widowed mother in Cleveland's first federally funded housing project for the poor, Outhwaite Homes. Stokes dropped out of high school in 1944 to work, then joined the United States Army at age 18. After his discharge in 1946, Stokes returned to Cleveland and earned his high school diploma in 1947. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1954 and from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1956. Stokes was elected to the Ohio State House of Representatives, serving three terms from 1962-1968. There he worked to even out legislative districts, succeeding in getting his brother, Louis Stokes, elected to the United States House of Representatives for three decades.
In 1965, Carl Stokes narrowly lost the election for Mayor of Cleveland, but won two years later, becoming the first black mayor of one of the ten biggest cities in the country, serving from 1968-1971. Afterwards he went on the lecture circuit, then became the first black anchorman at WNBC-TV in New York City. He returned to Cleveland and was municipal judge from 1983-1994. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him United States Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, where he was soon diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and died in 1996 while on medical leave.
Carl Stokes has a view of the lake behind Wade Memorial Chapel
Hermon M Chapin (1823-1879)
Hermon Merrill Chapin was born in New Hampshire and moved to Cleveland in 1848 where he became a partner in the grocery business. In 1852, he started his own business as a provision dealer and beef and pork packer. Chapin raised money for the Union during the Civil War and was elected as mayor in 1865 without having known that he was even nominated. The Metropolitan Police Act, which transferred the police powers of the mayor, police marshal, and city council to a board of police commissioners, was passed during his term.
Andrews family monument
Sherlock J Andrews (1801-1880) (KSS)
Sherlock J Andrews grave marker (KSS)
Sherlock James Andrews was born in Connecticut and studied law at Yale University. He moved to Cleveland to practice law in 1825. In 1836 Andrews was President of Cleveland's first City Council and the public library board, and in 1841 he was elected as a Whig to the United States House of Representatives, serving until 1843. Andrews was appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Cleveland from 1848-1850. He was a delegate in the Ohio constitutional convention from 1850-1851, and again in 1873.
A fancier Andrews family monument
Rufus Paine Spalding (1798-1886)
Rufus Spalding was born in Massachusetts and studied law at Yale University. He moved to Warren, OH in 1821, then to Ravenna in 1835, practicing law. In 1839 he was elected to the Ohio House of representatives, and was instrumental in the creation of Summit County. Spalding moved to Akron, and was re-elected to the Ohio legislature. From 1849-1852, he served as an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.
In 1849, local Free Soil leaders invited Spalding, who was still a Democrat, to give a speech at a party convention in Cleveland. Spalding maintained that he was a strict party man, but his speech was particularly critical of southern Democrats. Spalding argued that slavery should not be extended into the American territories. In 1850, Spalding left the Democratic Party for the Free Soil Party due to the Democrat's support of the Fugitive Slave Act, which he felt made them a "pro-slavery" party. As a lawyer, Spalding began to rally other Cleveland attorneys against southern slaveholders who came to the North looking to claim fugitive slaves. Spalding represented an Underground Railroad supporter and later a fugitive slave, arguing unsuccessfully that the Fugitive Slave laws were unconstitutional.
Spalding was a major figure in the creation of the Ohio Republican Party, initially called the Fusion Party. As a Republican, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives for three terms (1863-1869) and he was a staunch supporter of President Abraham Lincoln.
Cartter family monument
David Kellogg Cartter (1812-1887)
David Cartter was born in New York State and practiced law in Rochester before moving to Ohio in 1836. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from 1849-1853. After moving to Cleveland in 1856, he abandoned his affiliation with the Democratic Party and was a delegate to the 1860 National Republican Convention, securing the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln appointed Cartter to be United States Minister to Bolivia, for which he served from 1861-1862. Lincoln then nominated Cartter as Chief Justice of the newly established Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, and after Senate confirmation in 1863, he served until his death in 1887.
Baldwin family monument
Charles Candee Baldwin (1834-1895)
Charles C Baldwin was born in Connecticut and moved to Ohio with his family. He studied law at Harvard University, graduating in 1857, and practiced law in Cleveland. After 1870, Baldwin decided to work in insurance. He was the vice president of the Cleveland Linseed Oil Co and director of several banks. Baldwin was one of the founders of the Western Reserve Historical Society and was elected its president in 1886.
Frank Emory Bunts (1861-1928)
Frank Bunts graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1881 and received his medical degree from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1886. He served in the Spanish-American War before returning to practice medicine in Cleveland in 1896. Bunts was professor of principles of surgery and clinical surgery at WRU, and in 1902 became the first president of the Academy of Medicine in Cleveland. In 1921, Bunts, along with George W Crile, Sr, John Phillips, and William E Lower, established the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, patterned after the group-practice model of the Mayo brothers in Rochester, MN.

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