Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lake View Cemetery 12 (12/3/2017)

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Another fine day, and we hoped to finish finding the grave markers on our long list for Lake View Cemetery. However, now we have discovered a Nature Trail that we will have to explore on another day!
William G Keller (1876-1963)
William Keller was born in Buffalo, NY and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. He was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor because he "gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire of the enemy."
Garrett A Morgan Sr (1877-1963)
Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr, an African-American, was born in Kentucky and moved as a teenager to Cincinnati to find work, managing to get a tutor to continue his studies. After moving to Cleveland about 1897, he repaired sewing machines. In 1907 he opened his own sewing machine and shoe repair shop, and later expanded to make and sell women's clothing. Morgan helped found the Cleveland Association of Colored Men in 1908. When there was a tunnel explosion under Lake Erie in 1916, those who attempted a rescue became victims themselves to the smoke. Someone who remembered Morgan's invention of a Safety Hood, called him in the middle of the night. He arrived with his brother and four hoods that took in air from a series of tubes that reached to floor level, and filtered and cooled the air with a wet sponge. The Morgans along with two volunteers were able to pull out several men, saving their lives. This invention was later refined as a gas mask used in World War I. Morgan also developed a hair-straightening product, and a traffic signal with a third cautionary light, later selling the rights to General Signal.
Ready for the holidays
Beidler family plot
Jacob Atlee Beidler (1852-1912)
Jacob Beidler was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio in 1873 as a coal dealer. In 1881 he was elected a member of the Willoughby city council, and later served three terms in the United States House of Representatives (1901-1907).
Ball family plot
Ernest R Ball (1878-1927)
Ernest Roland Ball studied at the Cleveland Conservatory before moving to New York City as a singer and songwriter. He composed the music for "Will You Still Love Me in December as You Do In May?" with lyrics written by James J Walker (later to become Mayor of New York). He is best known for "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (lyrics by Chauncey Olcott). Ball was a charter member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers/ASCAP in 1914. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Hutchins family monument
John Hutchins (1812-1891)
John Hutchins attended Western Reserve College and studied law. He was clerk of the common pleas court for Trumbull County (1838–1843), and was a member of the Ohio state house of representatives (1849-1850). Hutchins was elected to two terms in the United States House of Representatives (1859-1863).
"Not Dead; But Just Beginning to Live"
Carabelli family monument
Joseph Carabelli (1850-1911)
Joseph Carabelli was born in Italy and immigrated to the United States at age 20, trained as a stonemason. He worked ten years in New York City, creating sculptures for the Federal Building. In 1880 he moved to Cleveland and established the Lake View Granite & Monumental Works, attracting a group of Italian stone cutters who settled in what became "Little Italy." As a leader in the neighborhood, Carabelli established a nursery and kindergarten in 1895 for working mothers. With the assistance of John D Rockefeller, the nursery grew into the Alta House, a settlement house for new immigrants. Carabelli served  one term in the United States House of Representatives, and was responsible for the bill making Columbus Day a holiday.
Among Carabelli's surviving works are the Haserot Memorial in Lake View Cemetery, the Civil War Memorial in Elyria, and the Civil War Memorial in Willoughby.
William Ganson Rose (1878-1957)
William Rose graduated from Adelbert College of Western Reserve University in 1901, and was dramatic editor of the Plain Dealer from 1902-07. In 1915 he established an advertising and public-relations firm, working with banks and private industries. He also managed fairs and expositions, including Cleveland's Industrial Exposition (1909) and the first Electrical Exposition (1914). He also directed the cultural, educational, and entertainment features of the Cleveland Sesquicentennial (1946). Rose served on the City Planning Commission in 1915, and was president of the Cleveland Advertising Club (1914-16) and program chairman of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce from 1927-57.
Sun shining through a stained glass window of a mausoleum
Kirtland family plot
Kirtland family monument (and on the other side is Pease)
Another difficult-to-find grave marker, since earlier we did not think to check the back of the Pease family monument!
Jared Potter Kirtland (1793-1877)
Jared Kirtland was born in Connecticut, and was a member of the first class of the Yale School of Medicine. He moved to Ohio in 1823, was elected to the Ohio house of representatives for three terms (1829-1835), where he advocated prison reform. In 1837 he moved to Cincinnati to teach at the Medical College of Ohio, then to teach at the Willoughby Medical School. In 1844 with John Delameter, Horace Ackley, and John Cassels, he founded Cleveland Medical College, the medical department of Western Reserve College, where he was a professor of medicine until his retirement in 1864. Kirtland was a founder and president of the Kirtland Society of Natural History and the Cleveland Academy of Natural Science (later to become the Cleveland Museum of Natural History).  A species of bird (Setophaga kirtlandii/Kirtland's Warbler) and two of snakes (Clonophis kirtlandii/Kirtland's Snake and Thelotornis kirtlandii/Forest Vine Snake) have been named for him.