Blanchet, Rev. Augustine M.A. b. August 22, 1797 d. February 25, 1887 Western Religious Figure. Born in St. Pierre Riviere de Sud, Canada, he was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1821 and held several church positions around Montréal area. On July 28, 1846, he was appointed Bishop and on September 5, 1847, he arrived in Walla Walla, Washington and was the first Roman Catholic Bishop in the North Western Territory. There he established the Walla Walla diocese and in 1850, he transferred to the new Nesqually diocese, Seattle. In 1853, he built the St. James Cathedral...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Holyrood Cemetery Mausoleum
Cotton Jr., Eddie 'The Gun' b. June 15, 1926 d. June 24, 1990 Professional Boxer. He appeared in 83 fights during his 20-year professional boxing career, winning 58 bouts (53 KO's), losing 23 with two draws. He fought for the light-heavyweight world championship titles in 1961 and 1966, losing in close decisions to Harold Johnson and Jose Torres. Following his retirement he served as a commissioner with the Washington State Boxing Association and as an employee with the Boeing Aircraft Company. He died two days following a liver transplant at the age of...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section L, Lot 621.
O'Brien, Edward Joseph 'Eddie' b. December 11, 1930 d. February 21, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For five seasons (1953 and 1955 to 1958), he played at the shortstop, center-field, third-baseman and pitcher positions with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Born Edward Joseph O'Brien, the twin brother of Johnny O'Brien (who also played Major League Baseball), he attended St. Mary's High School in New Jersey. During his collegiate years at Seattle University, he excelled at both baseball and basketball. He helped the Redhawks' basketball squad achieve a berth in the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section CGOD, Lot CROSS2, Site 302E
Wilson, John Francis 'Black Jack' b. April 12, 1912 d. April 19, 1995 Professional Baseball Player. He played nine years in the major leagues as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers. Wilson played collegiate baseball at the University of Portland before making his major league debut on September 9, 1934 with the Philadelphia Athletics. He appeared in 281 games during his major league career, winning 68 games against 72 losses. (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Section Q, Lot 922, Site 21