Forsythe, Mimi b. December 13, 1921 d. August 17, 1952 Actress. Born Marie G. Armstrong. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Forsythe only appeared in three motion pictures, but she is best remembered for her role as Tamara, in the 1943 film, "Three Russian Girls." The role was supposed to go to Oona O'Neill (the future Mrs. Charlie Chaplin) but she bowed out at the last minute. Miss Forsythe's other credits include, "The Bridge Of San Luis Rey" (1944), and "Sensations Of 1945" (1944). In 1941, she married film producer Benedict Bogeaus, and retired...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Gage, Lyman Judson b. June 28, 1836 d. January 26, 1927 US Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in the village of DeRuyter, New York, Gage developed an early aptitude for mathematics. He attributed this skill to his father who was a toll taker; the son would often help his father complete the daily account book. Moving to Rome, New York Gage received some schooling at the Rome Academy, but was forced to abandon his formal education by age 14. His early career included positions as a store clerk, mill worker and a night watchman. Eventually Gage...[Read More] (Bio by: EddieM) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Garrett, Augustus b. 1801 d. November 30, 1848 Chicago Mayor. Twice served as mayor of Chicago (1843-1844 and 1845-1846)
Goodrich, Albert W. b. November 24, 1868 d. March 30, 1938 Inherited The Goodrich Transit Co. from his late father, but had a fascination for the Chicago Fire Department, and eventually served as Fire Commissioner from 1927 to 1931. Goodrich is credited with ordering the red and green lights placed on either side of the firehouses and apparatus, just like on a shipping vessel, to mimic port and starboard. To this day, Chicago continues this tradition. (Bio by K. Kruse) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section 102.
Gray, Elisha b. August 2, 1835 d. January 21, 1901 Inventor, Educator. He was a giant in the history of telecommunications not only for his inventions (almost 70 patents), but also for the founding of the Western Electric Company, which became the manufacturing side of the old Bell System. Gray was in direct competition with Alexander Graham Bell for the invention of the telephone. Bell beat Gray to the patent office by only a few short hours. Also, Gray conceived the idea of a primitive closed-circuit television system which he called the "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bradley Gray) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section R, Plat 261
Holtzman, Jerome b. July 12, 1926 d. July 19, 2008 Baseball Hall of Fame Sportswriter. Known as "the Dean" of baseball press boxes, he chronicled the Chicago White Sox and Cubs for over four decades. A columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Tribune from 1957 to 1999, he was also the author of six books, including the classic "No Cheering in the Press Box," an oral history of baseball as recounted by 24 sportswriter legends. In 1966, he was responsible for the institution of the "save" rule which acknowledges relief pitching as a Baseball...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Hotchkiss, Charles Truman b. May 3, 1832 d. August 28, 1914 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He entered his Civil War service with a commission of Captain in the 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was then assigned to serve as the Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General William H.L. Wallace, then on the staff of Major General. John A. McClernand. Finally, he was advanced to Colonel, and was named the commander of the 89th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volulunteers on March 13, 1865 for "...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 165
Keeler, Harry Stephen b. 1890 d. 1967 Possibly the world's most bizarre mystery writer, Keeler wrote such novels as "The Case Of The Barking Clock, "The Man With The Magic Eardrums," "X. Jones Of Scotland Yard," "The Man With The Wooden Spectacles," "The Case Of The Transposed Legs," and "The Riddle Of The Traveling Skull," all in a spectacularly overdriven pulp style. The following passage from "The Riddle Of The Traveling Skull" is typical: "For it must be remembered that at the time I knew quite nothing, naturally, concerning...[Read More] Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA