A sunny day and the temperature was above freezing, so we went one more time to Lake View Cemetery to find a few additional significant persons.
|Christopher A Columbi, Jr (1942-1991)|
|The lake behind Wade Chapel is beginning to freeze|
|An interesting grave marker: a ledger book marked closed,|
for Frank B Gay (1855-1881)
|Tree roots taking over these grave markers|
|Zelma George (1904-1994)|
Zelma George received a Rockefeller foundation grant to study African-American music. Later she wrote the musical drama Chariot's A'Comin!, which was locally aired on television in Cleveland in 1949. She is known to be the first African-American woman to act in a traditionally white role, in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium at the Karamu Theater in Cleveland and the Edison Theatre in New York City. George was honored with the Merit Award of the National Association of Negro Musicians. She also acted as adviser to President Dwight D Eisenhower and was a member of various national and government committees concerned with women, youth, and African-Americans.
Notably, George was an alternate delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1960-1961. She received numerous awards for her accomplishments, including the Dag Hammarskjöld Award in 1961, the Dahlberg Peace Award in 1963, and the Mary Bethune Gold Medallion in 1973. George was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1983.
|Gloria Pressman (1923-1991)|
|Wade Chapel doors decorated for the holidays|
Thursday, December 21, 2017
|Almeda C Adams (1865-1949)|
|The Stone family monument|
|Flora Amelia Stone Mather|
inscription on the monument
|Flora Stone Mather (1852-1909)|
Flora founded the Goodrich Settlement House in 1896, and supported the Hiram House, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and the Consumers League of Ohio.
She also supported many activities of Western Reserve University (which her father financed to have brought to Cleveland), including the Advisory Council, College for Women (renamed Mather College in her honor in 1931), Adelbert College, as well as Hathaway Brown School and Lakeside Hospital School of Nursing. She financed construction of the Guilford Cottage (later Guilford House), a dormitory on the Case Western Reserve University campus named in honor of her former teacher, and Haydn Hall, in honor of the pastor at Old Stone Church.
|Higbee family monument|
|Edwin C Higbee (1837-1906)|
|Henry D Coffinberry (1841-1912)|
|Home of a giant squirrel?|
|Tullis family monument|
|Richard Barclay Tullis (1913-1999)|
(It's hard to believe his wife could still be alive...
oh, she passed away in Vero Beach, FL in 2015)
Tullis took a strong interest in the development of Cleveland. In the aftermath of the Hough riots of 1966, he worked with the Hough Area Development Corp. by contributing seed money to construct housing units for families on Blaine and Wade Park Avenues. As chairman of University Circle Inc., he was involved in the construction of 1,100 housing units for low-income and disabled residents. Tullis was a trustee of the Cleveland Orchestra, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace College, the Urban League and the City Club of Cleveland.