Eaton, Amos Beebe b. May 12, 1806 d. February 21, 1877 Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A West Point graduate, he served as a Lieutenant in the US Army Commissariat, 1834 to 1836 and in the Mexican American War. At the start of the Civil War in 1861, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel assistant commissary general. His task was to create an effective supply system for the large number of troops entering the Union Army for the war. For his work provisioning and distributing supplies to the troops, he was promoted Brigadier General Commissary...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Edwards, Henry Waggaman b. October, 1779 d. July 22, 1847 U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Connecticut Governor. He graduated from Princeton University in 1797, earned a law degree from the Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Haven, Connecticut. He entered politics in 1818 and was clerk to the Connecticut House of Representatives. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, serving (1819-23) and appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Elijah...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Edwards, Pierpont b. April 8, 1750 d. April 5, 1826 Continental Congressman. The youngest child of theologian Jonathan Edwards, he graduated from Princeton College (1768) and became a practicing attorney in New Haven, Connecticut in 1771. Following service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War he began the first of five terms in the State House of Representatives (1777, 1784 to 1785, 1789 to 1790), the last two as speaker. Edwards was a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut from 1787 to 1788, and a member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Embler, Andrew Henry b. June 29, 1834 d. July 28, 1918 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On April 20, 1861, he joined in the 71st New York State Militia, a unit that had a three-month enlistment. Commissioned as 1st Lieutenant in Company H, he participated in the July 21, 1861 Battle of First Bull Run, where he was wounded in the hip. By December 5, 1861, he had sufficiently recovered, and was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company E, 82nd New York Volunteer Infantry. Leading his company at the September 17, 1862, Battle...[Read More] (Bio by: Richard Moore) Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section: Larch Avenue, Plot: 13, Grave: 3
English, James Edward b. March 13, 1812 d. March 2, 1890 U.S. Congressman, Connecticut Governor, U.S. Senator. He was a successful businessman, who established the English and Welch Lumber Company. He was a member of the New Haven board of selectmen, (1847-61), member of the common council (1848-49) member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1855 and a member of the Connecticut State Senate, (1856-58). In 1861, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1865. Not a candidate for re-...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section: Forest Avenue, Plot: 1198, Grave: 12
Foote, Andrew Hull b. September 12, 1806 d. June 26, 1863 Naval officer; successfully campaigned to end the rum ration in the United States Navy, 1862; commander of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1858-1861; in charge of Union naval forces on the upper Mississippi, he succeeded in capturing Island Number 10, opening up the lower Mississippi; wounded at Fort Donelson, 1862; promoted to Rear Admiral, 1862; named commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron in 1863, he died before he could assume command. (Bio by: Garver Graver) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Plot: 10 Maple Ave.
Giamatti, Bart (Angelo Bartlett) b. April 4, 1938 d. September 1, 1989 Major League Baseball Commissioner, Educator. Born Angelo Bartlett Giamatti in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University Connecticut and a master at Stiles College at Yale. In 1978, he was appointed the nineteenth President of Yale University, serving until 1986. He was the youngest President in the history of the University and presided over the University during a bitter strike by its clerical and technical workers in 1984 and 1985. He became...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart Attack Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Gibbs, Josiah Willard b. February 11, 1839 d. April 28, 1903 Scientist. He was born to Josiah Willard Gibbs, a professor of sacred literature at Yale University. His work mainly focused on what is now physical chemistry, specifically heterogeneous substances where his most notable publication is concentrated. In 1863 he was awarded the first American Ph.D. in engineering. In 1869 he was appointed to the faculty of Yale University, where he stayed for his entire life. He did spend a year each in Paris, Berlin, and Heidelberg studying with other well known...[Read More] (Bio by: The Guardian (inactive)) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Gilbert, Alfred Carlton b. February 15, 1884 d. January 24, 1961 A. C. Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector Set. Aside from being an inventor, he had many other impressive achievements throughout his life. He was a gold medal winning pole vaulter at the 1908 Olympics in London and is credited with creating the modern pole vaulter's "box." Gilbert was well known as an outdoorsman and big game hunter. While a medical student at Yale University, he came to be known as an accomplished magician. Upon graduating Yale in 1909, he decided not to...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank J. Leskovitz) Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section C, Slot 48, Grave 5
Goodrich Jr., Elizur b. March 24, 1761 d. November 2, 1849 US Congressman, New Haven Mayor. Elected to represent Connecticut as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1799 to 1801. Also served as a Member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, from 1795 to 1802, Presidential Elector for Connecticut in 1796, Member of the Connecticut State Council from 1803 to 1818, Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, from 1803 to 1822, and County Judge in Connecticut from 1805 to 1818. Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Plot: 7 Cypress Ave.
Goodyear, Charles b. December 29, 1800 d. July 1, 1860 Inventor. He invent the vulcanization process that made rubber the practical waterproof material we know today. He devoted his life to bringing the benefits of rubber to humankind. In response, humankind either dismissed him as a crackpot, or actively sought to steal his inventions and to destroy him. He died bankrupt, after decades of poor health brought on by persistent poverty. He had nothing to do with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber, which wasn't organized until 40 years after his death. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Greeley, Edwin Seneca b. May 20, 1832 d. January 10, 1920 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 10th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war." (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section: Walnut Avenue, Plot: 1242, Grave: 5
Gregory, Francis Hoyt b. October 9, 1789 d. October 4, 1866 US Navy Rear Admiral. He began his naval career as a merchant marine from 1807 until 1809 when, on January 16, 1809, he was warranted as a midshipman and served on the "USS Revenge" under the command of Oliver Perry. While in command of a barge from the "USS Vesuvius" he captured, in 1810, the pirate schooner "Diomede" and the slaver "Alexandria". During the War of 1812, he was assigned to Lake Ontario, serving with [Read More] (Bio by: Beth Painter) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Harrison, Ross Granville b. January 13, 1870 d. September 30, 1959 Scientist. Experimental Zoologist, Professor and Publisher. He developed the first successful animal-tissue cultures and pioneered organ-transplantation techniques. In a 1906 experiment, he placed a piece of a frog's embryonic nerve tissue into a drop of frog lymphatic fluid, discovered that the nerve tissue actually continued growing and did not die. For this work, he was twice considered for the Nobel Prize, but the full value of his work was not yet appreciated. Harrison was once described...[Read More] (Bio by: RosalieAnn) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Ingersoll, Colin Macrae b. March 11, 1819 d. September 13, 1903 US Congressman. A graduate of the law department at Yale, he was admitted to the bar in 1839 and established his practice in new Haven. President Polk appointed him as the Secretary of Legation at St. Petersburg at the same time his father, Ralph Ingersoll, was Minister to Russia. Colin held this position in 1847 and 1848 and was the acting Charge d'Affaires in 1848. Politically a Democrat, he was elected to the US House...[Read More] (Bio by: Thom Painter) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA