Bishop, Roswell Peter b. January 6, 1843 d. March 4, 1920 US Congressman. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Elected to represent Michigan's 9th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1895 to 1907. He was defeated in 1906. Also served as a Delegate to the Michigan State Constitutional Convention for the 26th District in 1907, and Member of the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1882, and 1892. He was also an attorney. (Bio by: K) El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA
Breckenridge, John Cabell 'Bunny' b. August 6, 1902 d. November 5, 1996 John Cabell Breckenridge nicknamed “Bunny” was born August 6th, 1902 in Paris, France to a wealthy family. Breckenridge was the great-grandson of US Vice President John C. Breckenridge, for whom he was named, and was also the great-grandson of the founder of the Wells Fargo Bank, Lloyd Tevis. Breckenridge grew up in England and attended Eton and Oxford Universities where he studied theater. In 1927 while working in theater in Paris, France Breckenridge married the daughter of a French Countess...[Read More] (Bio by: Kyle Brinkmann) Cause of death: Heart failure El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA
Charley b. 1950 d. 1961 Famed Pet. Charley was the great American author John Steinbeck's French Poodle, born and raised in a Paris suburb, who knew "a little poodle-english," but who responded "only to commands in French." The full name of this 'blue' Standard Poodle was Charles le Chien, and he and Steinback made an enviable pair traveling about the country in a pickup-camper named Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. In the...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Theodore Riegert) Steinbeck Estate, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA Plot: On the grounds of the Steinbeck's Pacific Grove cottage.
Lowery, Edward Edgar 'Eddie' b. October 14, 1902 d. May 4, 1984 Professional Golf Figure. Born the 5th child of Irish immigrant parents, he is probably best remembered as the 10-year-old caddy of Francis Ouimet during the 1913 US Open, held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, which Ouimet won in a playoff over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. An iconic photograph of him and Ouimet striding down the fairway together is one of the most memorable in American golf history and was used as the logo for the US Golf Association's centennial celebrations and...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA
Merrill, Thomas Emery b. June 1, 1875 d. August 18, 1943 US Army Brigadier General. After graduating West Point as an Artillery officer, he served in the Philippines and later on the Punitive Expedition into Mexico. During World War I as a Lieutenant Colonel, he went to France as the Commander of the 15th Field Artillery, serving from 1917-18. He was also Chief of Staff of the Hawaiian Division in 1926 at the rank of Colonel. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1933, he commanded the 11th Field Artillery Brigade from 1934-37. He retired from the Army in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA
O'Neil, Barbara b. July 17, 1910 d. September 3, 1980 Actress. She appeared in several motion pictures of the 1930s through 1950s. Best remembered as Scarlett O'Hara's mother 'Ellen O'Hara' in the 1939 classic drama, "Gone With The Wind." She was actually only three years older than Scarlett actress Vivien Leigh. (Bio by: David) El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA Plot: Section G Block 1 Lot 2 Site 2 (unmarked)