Bruce, Eli Metcalfe b. February 22, 1828 d. December 16, 1866 Civil War CSA Congressman. He was a wealthy Kentucky businessman who applied his fortunes to supplying the Confederacy with much-needed military goods by running the Northern blockade during the War Between the States. He served in the Confederate Congress, and also used his fortunes to help destitute Confederate soldiers, civilians, and veterans. After the war he opened the Southern Hotel in New York City. Cause of death: heart disease Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot 142
Davis, Betty Jack b. March 4, 1932 d. August 2, 1953 Country Music Singer. This Corbin, Kentucky, native met Mary Francis Penick (also known as Skeeter Davis) in high school and together they developed a famous musical duo whose success was cut short by a tragic automobile accident. They appeared on many local television shows, before moving to Detroit, in 1952, to appear on radio station WJR. Performing as the "the Davis Sisters," they received a recording contract...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Ernst, Richard Pretlow b. 1858 d. 1934 US Senator. Served as a United States Senator from Kentucky from 1921 to 1927. He was defeated as a Republican in 1926. Also served as a Delegate to the National Convention from Kentucky in 1900, Member of the Republican National Committee from Kentucky in 1924. (Bio by: K) Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Harrison, Henry Thomas b. April 23, 1832 d. October 28, 1923 Civil War Confederate Spy. He is best remembered for providing Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet with valuable information concerning the movement of Union forces who were following the Confederate Army on their second invasion of the North, which ultimately led to the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Prior to the Civil War he aspired to become an actor but received very few leading parts due to his small stature. When the Civil War broke out in April 1861 he joined the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Natural causes Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Sec 18 Large grave 207
Hawes, James Morrison b. January 7, 1824 d. November 22, 1889 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated from West Point in 1841 and served as a Cavalry Captain at the Battle of San Juan in the Mexican War. With the secession of the Southern states in 1861, he resigned his commission and was appointed a Major in the 2nd Kentucky Confederate Cavalry. In March 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of the cavalry of the Western Department of the Confederacy. He commanded a brigade of cavalry in raids throughout Arkansas and at the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section 4, Lot 21
Merkel, Una b. December 10, 1903 d. January 2, 1986 Actress. Most remembered for her supporting roles as a sharp tongued best friend of the leading lady, Southern accent, and peroxide blonde hair, she began her movie career as a stand-in for actress Lillian Gish in the movie "The Wind" (1923), to whom she bore a striking resemblance. After "The Wind" she worked for several years on Broadway, then returned to the movies to do "Command Performance" (1930) and the D.W. Griffith film "Abraham Lincoln" (1930). It was right after "Abraham Lincoln"...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section 14, Lot 65, Grave 3. In the Phares family lot.
Sandford, Thomas b. 1762 d. December 10, 1808 US Congressman. Elected to represent Kentucky's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1803 to 1807. Also served as a member of the Kentucky State Senate in 1800, and as a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1802. He drowned in the Ohio River near Covington, Kentucky. Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Sec 2 Lot 92 Grave 4 - Leathers Lot
Ware, Orie Solomon b. May 11, 1882 d. December 16, 1974 U.S. Congressman, Judge, Attorney, Postmaster. Born in a log cabin near Peach Grove in Pendleton County, Kentucky, he moved to Covington, Kentucky in 1888 with his parents when he was a child. After attending the public schools, Ware studied at the private academy of Professor George W. Dunlap at Independence, Kentucky and graduated in 1899. He then worked at the law office of Judge W. M. Shaw in Covington while attending law school at the University of Cincinnati. Ware graduated in 1903, was...[Read More] (Bio by: K Guy) Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section 20, Lot 28