Chaney, Norman Myers 'Chubby' b. October 18, 1914 d. May 29, 1936 Actor. He played 'Chubby' in eighteen of the "Our Gang" comedy motion picture series from 1929 to 1931. The resident plus-size member of "The Little Rascals" at the dawn of the talkie era, he relied on an affable personality, a flair for funny dialogue, and a priceless frown of frustration that seemed to swallow up his whole moon face. He was taught the expression by the master of the "slow burn" himself, comedian Edgar Kennedy. Chaney's most well known moments are in the classic short "Love...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Baltimore Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Section E, next to Myers Stone.
Chase, Samuel b. April 17, 1741 d. June 19, 1811 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. Born in Somerset County, Maryland, his mother died soon after his birth, and when he was three years old, his father, a minister, moved the family to Baltimore. There he received his early schooling from his father, before studying law in Annapolis. When he was twenty, he set up practice as a lawyer, and the same year, married Anne Baldwin. They would have seven children. In 1764, he was elected to serve in the Maryland General...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Old Saint Pauls Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Childs, Clarence Lemuel 'Cupid' b. August 8, 1867 d. November 8, 1912 Professional Baseball Player. He played second base over a 13 year career in the early National League. He began in 1888 with the Philadelphia Quakers playing only two games. In 1890, he was with the Syracuse Stars for only one season and returned to the National League with the Cleveland Spiders for 1891 until 1898. In 1899, he played one season with the St. Louis Perfectos and two more seasons with the Chicago Orphans from 1900-1901. In his career, he batted .306 with 20 home runs and...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Garden Section Y, Lot 14.
Cole, William Hinson b. January 11, 1837 d. July 8, 1886 US Congressman. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Elected to represent Maryland's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1885 until his death in 1886. Also served as a Member of the Kansas Territorial House of Representatives in 1857. New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Compton, Barnes b. November 16, 1830 d. December 2, 1898 US Congressman. Elected to represent Maryland's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1885 to 1890, and 1891 to 1894. Also served as a Member of the Maryland State House of Delegates from 1860 to 1861, Member of the Maryland State Senate from 1867 to 1872, and Maryland State Treasurer from 1874 to 1885. (Bio by: K) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Cooper, Miriam b. November 7, 1891 d. April 12, 1976 Actress. Though she made her screen apprenticeship under D.W. Griffith's direction, along with Mary Pickford, Mae Marsh, Blanche Sweet, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Miriam Cooper never attained their prominence, even though she was cast in two silent classic movies, "The Birth of a Nation" and "Intolerance." Married to director Raoul Walsh (1916-1926). (Bio by: Hugo Bartoli) New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Sec MM, Lot 561 GPS coordinates: 39.2864189, -76.6840897 (hddd.dddd)
Costin, Henry G. b. June 15, 1898 d. October 8, 1918 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War I as a Private in Company H, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. He was awarded CMOH for his bravery near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France on October 8, 1918. His citation reads "When the advance of his platoon had been held up by machine-gun fire and a request was made for an automatic rifle team to charge the nest, Pvt Costin was the first to volunteer. Advancing with his team, under terrific fire...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Section B, Grave 460
Crawford, John b. May 3, 1746 d. May 9, 1813 Medical Pioneer. A native of Ireland, he received his formal education at Trinity College in Dublin, and earned his M.D. at Leyden University in Holland. He then served first as Surgeon General of the British colony of Barbados, then as Surgeon-Major of the Dutch colony of Demerara. In Demerara he developed theories about insects spreading disease-bearing microbes. In 1780 he immigrated to America, settling in Baltimore, Maryland, securing a position as a Professor of Natural History at the...[Read More] (Bio by: Izzebella) Westminster Burial Ground, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Crouch, Frederick Nicholls b. July 31, 1808 d. August 18, 1896 Acclaimed composer of over 2000 ballads and two operas. Born in England in 1808, he emigrated to America in 1849 where he found employment at Richmond, Virginia's St. Paul's Episcopal Church. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the Confederacy and he was in the Confederate Army throughout the entire war, serving with distinction. It was during this time of war that Crouch composed his most famous and haunting song, "Kathleen Mavourneen" which quickly became a favorite of the Confederates...[Read More] (Bio by: Kathleen) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
D'Alesandro Jr., Thomas L. b. August 1, 1903 d. August 23, 1987 US Congressman, Baltimore Mayor. He was elected to represent Maryland's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1939 to 1947. He then served as Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1947 to 1959. He is the father of California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. (Bio by: K) New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
d'Utassy, George Frederick b. 1827 d. May 5, 1892 Civil War Union Army Officer. Born in Hungary, he had a very clouded past, declaring himself a baron upon his emigration to America he twirled society ladies as a dance teacher and regaled them with stories of being in the European resistance and enduring wounds, political imprisonment and other horrors, none of which were ever proven to be true. It is most commonly believed that he was a trick rider in a circus. He was a skilled horseman and his love of horses among other fine things would be...[Read More] (Bio by: R. Digati) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Edgewood section ,plots 93-97
Danforth, David b. March 7, 1890 d. September 19, 1970 Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a relief pitcher from 1911 to 1925 for the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and the infamous Chicago White Sox (Black Sox). After retiring from baseball was a dentist in the Baltimore area. Died from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, what was then called dementia. (Bio by: Seagull) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Deems, James Monroe b. January 5, 1818 d. April 18, 1901 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 1st Maryland (Union) Volunteer Cavalry, then as Assistant Inspector of Cavalry on the staff of Major General Franz Sigel. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Area X, Lot 76
Denny, James William b. November 20, 1838 d. April 23, 1923 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. US Congressman. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company A, 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion. He served with that unit until 1863, when he was promoted to Major and detailed to General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters Staff. He served in that capacity unit April 1865, and was present when General Lee surrendered the remnants of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. After his parole he returned to his native Maryland, became a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Section Y, Plot 204
Dickerson, Lewis Pessano 'Buttercup' b. October 11, 1858 d. July 23, 1920 Professional Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Buttercup," he played in the outfield for the Cincinnati Reds in 1878 at the age of 19. His following year was more productive, with 102 hits in 81 games and leading the league in triples with 14. He split the 1880 season between the Troy Trojans and the Worcester Ruby Legs and played there into the following season. He played in the American Association for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in 1883 where he also played some infield positions. He played...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert) Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Laurel Hill Section, Plot 63