Blackburn, George b. February 13, 1913 d. May 15, 2006 College Football Coach. He was the head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1965 to 1970. Prior to assuming the the head coaching duties at Virginia, he was the head football coach at Miami University of Ohio in 1948 and the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati from 1955 to 1960. He also served as an assistant coach at Army in 1954 before accepting the head coaching position at the University of Cincinnati. He was named Atlantic Coast Conference Football "Coach of...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Blakiston, Thomas Wright b. December 27, 1832 d. October 15, 1891 Naturalist, Explorer. Born in Lymington, Hants County, England, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy and served as a artillery officer in the British Army during the Crimea War in 1854. After leaving the military, he went to Canada, joined the Palliser expeditionary party which engaged in surveying and studied the wild birds. From Canada, he went east exploring in China and Japan, where he was the first person to establish that animals in Hokkaido as an important border in the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Pneumonia Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: James Dun Lot, Lot S 1/2 of 179, Section M
Bond Sr., Charles Anson b. February 3, 1873 d. January 5, 1943 Businessman, Columbus Mayor. Founder and Owner of Bond Clothing, recognized as one of the first chain stores catering to men. Served as Mayor of Columbus, Ohio from 1908 to 1909. He was said to have made three fountunes during his lifetime and was the consumate salesperson. His first wife, Blanche Leona Hull, died as a result of childbirth shortly after the November 1907 election in which her husband was elected Mayor of Columbus. (Bio by: Stu Haley) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Sec 66. No. 30 W.pt.82449
Bricker, John W. b. September 6, 1893 d. March 22, 1986 US Senator, Governor of Ohio, Vice Presidential Candidate. From his Madison County Ohio farm, he completed law school at Ohio State University and used his Columbus law practice to launch a successful career in public service. After serving as a lieutenant and army chaplain during World War I, the young attorney began his political career as a local solicitor, member of Ohio’s public utilities commission, and state attorney general before being elected governor, serving from 1939 to 1945. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 100, lot 174, grave 4
Brookins, Oscar b. July 19, 1869 d. August 18, 1938 Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in United States Army during the War with Spain as a Private in Company C, 17th United States Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at El Caney, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. His citation reads " "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy." His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1899. Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 10, Lot 219, Grave 1
Campbell, James E. b. July 7, 1843 d. December 17, 1924 Governor of Ohio, U.S. Congressman, Lawyer, Union Civil War Veteran. Born in Middletown, Ohio, James Edwin Campbell attended Miami University at Oxford, Ohio until he volunteered to serve for the Union during the Civil War. He entered the service with the U.S. Navy on November 29, 1863 and was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron. He participated in the Red River Campaign in 1864 until he was taken ill with fever and was honorably discharged on September 24, 1864. He returned to Ohio and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kevin Guy) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 56, behind the chapel.
Campbell, John Wilson b. February 23, 1782 d. September 24, 1833 US Congressman. A native of Virginia, he moved to Ohio and became an apprentice to a carpenter in Cincinnati. He then moved to Morgantown, West Virginia to study law and returned to Ohio to practice as an attorney after he was admitted to the bar. He became the prosecuting attorney of Adams County and served as a justice of the peace. He also served for the United States in the War of 1812. Campbell was a member of the Ohio Legislature until he was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to represent...[Read More] (Bio by: Kevin Guy) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Carr, Joseph Francis b. October 22, 1880 d. May 20, 1939 Hall of Fame Professional Football Executive. He organized the National Professional Football League in 1920 and was elected its first president in 1921, serving until 1939. He also organized the American Basketball Association and founded the Columbus Panhandles Team. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.
Comly, James Monroe b. March 6, 1832 d. July 26, 1887 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil he was editor and proprietor of the Ohio State Journal, in Columbus, Ohio. In December 1861, Ohio Governor Dennison, appointed him to fill the vacancy for a Major in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. At the Anietam campaign, Sharpsburg Maryland, he took command of the regiment after his commander was wounded at South Mountain on September 14, 1862. As Colonel of 23rd Regiment, he led his men in successive charges...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Converse, George Leroy b. June 4, 1827 d. March 30, 1897 US Congressman. He graduated from Denison University in 1849 and became an attorney in 1852. He became Prosecuting Attorney of Franklin County in 1857. Converse was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1860 to 1863. From 1864 to 1865 he served in the Ohio Senate. From 1873 to 1876 he served again in the Ohio House, and was Speaker from 1873 to 1874. In 1878 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was reelected twice and served from 1879 to 1885...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section P. Lot 48
Dennison Jr., William b. November 23, 1815 d. June 15, 1882 Ohio Governor, United States Postmaster General. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1835, and practiced as a lawyer in Cincinnati and Columbus. A supporter of the Whig party, he became a Republican in 1856, and became known for raising and supporting issues against slavery and discrimination. He was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 1848, served one term, and demonstrated against the "Black Laws". Elected as Ohio's 24th Governor, he served from 1860...[Read More] (Bio by: Kevin Guy) Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section C, close to road
Earls, Merie b. May 13, 1889 d. November 4, 1984 Actress who took up her craft late in life, moving to hollywood from Ohio in 1952. She did commercials in her 80s and 90s, but was best known as Maude Gormsley on the TV series The Waltons in the 1970s. Cause of death: Uremic poisoning Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Sec 74, lot 222
Edison, Harry Edward b. October 10, 1915 d. July 27, 1999 Jazz Musician. Gained acclaim as a great trumpet player with Count Basie, performing from age 18 in the early 1930s until about 1950, when he left to form his own quintet. During his long career he played with Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, and accompanied Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, Ohio, USA