Arlington Cemetery (Pennsylvania)

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Not to be confused with Arlington National Cemetery.
Arlington Cemetery in autumn
Mount Vernon Office
Monticello Mausoleum

Arlington Cemetery is a cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

Overview[edit]

The Arlington Cemetery Company was founded in 1895.[1][2] It is located on State Road in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States and occupies roughly 130 acres (0.53 km2).[1]

The Arlington Cemetery now consists of the Mount Vernon Office, Topitzer Funeral Home, Williamsburg Chapel, The Museum of Mourning Art, The Garden Mausoleum, The Monticello Mausoleum, and a greenhouse.[1] In addition, the cemetery itself is divided up into about 18 sections, each individually named.[2]

Monticello Mausoleum[edit]

The Monticello Mausoleum is loosely modeled after the original Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson. There is a bronze bell under the dome that was cast in the foundry of Paul Revere.[3] The bell was originally made for a church in Vermont, the bell was then moved to Pennsylvania.

Williamsburg Chapel[edit]

The Williamsburg Chapel is a non-denominational chapel.

Notable burials[edit]

Veterans Visiting the Graves of Fallen Soldiers
  • Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007) – Author of children's fantasy fiction books, such as the "Chronicles of Prydain" series. Won the Newbery Medal for "The High King" in 1969.[4]
  • Jack Clements (1864–1941) – Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball as a catcher for 17 seasons (1884 to 1900). Played with the Philadelphia Keystones of the Union Association, the Philadelphia Quakers/Phillies, St. Louis Browns (Cardinals), Cleveland Spiders (Indians) and Boston Beaneaters (Braves).[4][5]
  • William Adolphus Crouse (1866–1941) – Spanish–American War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served on the USS Concord as Watertender in the United States Navy.[4]
  • Wes Curry (1860–1933) – Major League baseball umpire and player from 1884-1898.[6]
  • Benjamin F. James (1885–1961) – Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Later became president and chairman of the board of directors of the Franklin Printing Co.[4]
  • Alan MacDiarmid (1927–2007) – Chemist and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000.[4]
  • John F. Mackie (1835–1910) – United States Marine and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the American Civil War. He was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor.[4]
  • Sherry Magee (1884–1929) – Left fielder in Major League Baseball. Played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1904–1914), Boston Braves (1915–1917) and Cincinnati Reds (1917 -1919).[4][7]
  • Ruth Malcomson (1906–1988) – Miss America 1924.
  • William H. Milliken, Jr. (1897–1969) – Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.[4]
  • Harry O'Neill (1917–1945) – American baseball player who appeared in one 1939 game for the Philadelphia Athletics, but was one of only two major league baseball players killed in action during World War II.[8]
  • Sarkis Torossian (1891–1954) – Decorated Ottoman, French, and British commander of Armenian descent.[9]
  • Morrie Rath (1886–1945) – American baseball player who played second base for the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds in the 1910s.[4][10]
  • Theodore F. Smith (1852–1925) – Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private in Company G, 1st United States Regular Cavalry.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Home Page". Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Arlington Cemetery & Toppitzer Funeral Home, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware Co., PA, United States of America". Howell Family Genealogy Pages. John S. Howell, Jr. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Mauseleums". Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Arlington Cemetery & Toppitzer Funeral Home, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Arlington Cemetery, famous names at Find a Grave
  5. ^ "Jack Clement's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Wes Curry's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  7. ^ "Sherry Magee's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  8. ^ http://www.baseballinwartime.com
  9. ^ "Sarkis Torossian: an Armenian hero of Dardanelle". Armenian Genocide Museum. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Morrie Rath's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′18″N 75°17′31″W / 39.955°N 75.292°W / 39.955; -75.292