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Blanchfield, Michael Reinert b. January 4, 1950 d. July 3, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above andbeyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Blanchfield distinguished himself while serving as arifleman in Company A on a combat patrol. The patrol surrounded a group of houses to search for suspects. During the search of 1 of the huts, a man suddenly ran out toward anearby tree line. Sp4c. Blanchfield, who was on guard outside the hut, saw the man,shouted for him...[Read More] All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Caray, Harry b. March 1, 1914 d. February 18, 1998 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Sportscaster. He was born Harry Christopher Carabina in St. Louis, Missouri on March 1, 1914 and was orphaned by age of 10. Caray played semi-pro baseball before beginning his career in broadcasting. Caray learned his craft at stations in Joliet and Kalamazoo, Michigan, eventually doing the play-by-play for the St. Louis Hawks and the University of Missouri football team. While working at WKZO in Kalamazoo, Caray worked with a young talented newscaster named...[Read More] (Bio by: Eran Bair) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section 42W, Block 22 GPS coordinates: 42.0608711, -87.8983688 (hddd.dddd)
Connor, George 'Moose' b. January 21, 1925 d. March 31, 2003 Professional Football Player. He was an All-American at Holy Cross before World War II interrupted his college career. When he returned, he made All-American twice on two undefeated Notre Dame teams. In 1946, he was the winner of the first Outland Trophy awarded to the nation's top lineman. He was taken in the first round of the 1946 NFL draft by the New York Giants, but forced a trade by insisting on playing for the Chicago Bears. In his eight years with the Bears from 1948 through 1955, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Mel Bashore) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Darger, Henry b. April 12, 1892 d. April 13, 1973 Folk Artist. Henry Darger was a Chicago artist best known for the illustrations to his 15,000-page novel, "The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion." Raised in a brutal orphanage, he spent most of his adult life working as a janitor in Chicago hospitals, returning to his one room apartment in Lincoln Park each night to write and work on his paintings, which incorporate elements of...[Read More] (Bio by: Lori Robbins) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: All Saints East, The Old People of the Little Sisters of the Poor Plot
Dolan, Albert James 'Cozy' b. December 23, 1889 d. December 10, 1958 Major League Baseball Player. He was an outfielder and third baseman for six teams in seven seasons in the majors. Born James Alberts, he broke in with the Cincinnati Reds in 1909. He also played with the New York Highlanders (1911 to 1912), Philadelphia Phillies (1912 to 1913), Pittsburgh Pirates (1913), St. Louis Cardinals (1914 to 1915), and finished in 1922 with the New York Giants. In 1,187 plate appearances he batted .252 with 6 home runs and 111 runs batted in. (Bio by: Mel Bashore) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Driscoll, John Leo 'Paddy' b. January 11, 1896 d. June 29, 1968 Professional Football Player. He played for Northwestern University as a quarterback in 1919 with the Hammond Pros who were Pre-NFL. He also played for the Decatur Staleys in 1920, Chicago Cardinals from 1920 to 1925, and Chicago Bears from 1926 to 1929. In one game in 1925 he dropkicked four field goals and in 1924 he dropkicked a 50 yard field goal and scored 27 points in a game in 1923. Veteran - US Navy - WW I (Bio by: K) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Eappen, Matthew Spellman b. May 24, 1996 d. February 9, 1997 Murder Victim. He was killed by his nanny, Louise Woodward, a British au pair who was convicted of second-degree murder for having shaken him violently. The trial brought to light an unregulated business, in-home nanny care, i.e. untrained people hired to care for children while their parents are both working for a living. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of Doctors Sunil and Deborah Eappen, both physicians, he was left in the care of a British au pair, Louise Woodward, then age...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Murdered All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section 41, Block 40, Lot 13, Grave 1
Fonseca, Lew b. January 21, 1899 d. November 26, 1989 Baseball player, manager and orginator of the World Series and All-Star Game highlight films. He joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1921 as one of the original bonus babies and went on to a 12-year career that also included stints with Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland and the Chicago White Sox. The right-handed hitter batted .316 lifetime and won the American League batting title at .369 in 1929. Fonseca was a versatile player who was used at every infield and outfield position. But he was prone to...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
George, Cardinal. Francis Eugene b. January 16, 1937 d. April 17, 2015 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a janitor, Chicago born Francis Eugene George contracted polio at the age of thirteen and due to a developed limp was rejected by Chicago's archdiocesan seminary, leading him to join the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1957. Making his solemn profession the following year, he underwent studies at at St. Henry's Preparatory Seminary of Belleville; Pine Hills Scholasticate in Ottawa, Canada; the University of Ottawa; the Catholic University of America of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Lot 86, Block 1, Section 7.
Hartnett, Charles Leo 'Gabby' b. December 20, 1900 d. December 20, 1972 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he was a catcher making his debut for the Chicago Cubs on April 12, 1922. For twenty seasons, he played with the Chicago Cubs (1922-40) and New York Giants (1941). As the Cubs primary catcher, he caught 100 or more games 12 times, led the National League in putouts four times, in assists and fielding average six times and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1935. He also was a six time All-Star (1933-...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA GPS coordinates: 42.0602493, -87.8944778 (hddd.dddd)
Kelly, John Joseph b. June 6, 1898 d. November 20, 1957 World War I Double Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A Private in the United States Marine Corps, he participated in engagements at Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Blanc Mont and the Meuse-Argonne. In the desperate fighting at Blanc Mont Ridge he ran "100 yards in advance of the front line and attacked an enemy machine-gun nest," for which he was awarded two Medals of Honor (Army and Navy). The citation reads as follows: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: 13, Section 2, Row 4, Grave 12