Boardman, Elijah b. March 7, 1760 d. August 18, 1823 US Senator. He served in the Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War, participating in the Battle of Long Island, and rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was elected as a Democratic Republican Senator from Connecticut to the United States Senate, serving from 1821 until his death in office in 1823. Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Eldridge (McKechnie), Florence b. September 5, 1901 d. August 1, 1988 A popular Broadway ingenue from age 17 onward, her credits included the original productions of "Six Cylinder Love" and "The Cat and the Canary." She blossomed into a superb actress in the 1930s, winning several awards, including the New York Drama Critics prize for her performance in the 1956 Pulitzer Prize winner "Long Day's Journey Into Night" with her husband, Fredric March. Other movies she appeared in with her husband were "Les Miserables" (1935), "Mary of Scotland" (1936) and "Inherit...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) March Estate, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
March, Fredric b. August 31, 1897 d. April 14, 1975 Actor. Considered one of the most gifted and beloved actors of his generation, he won Academy awards for Best Actor in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"(1932) and "The Best Years of Our Lives"(1946). He also received much critical acclaim for his work in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"(1934), "Les Miserables"(1935), "Anna Karenina"(1935), "Death of A Salesman"(1951), "The Desperate Hours"(1955), "The Bridges at Toko-ri"(1955) and "Inherit the Wind"(1960). He earned the New York Critics' Award and a...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) March Estate, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Marsh, Charles H. b. 1840 d. January 25, 1867 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company D, 1st Connecticut Calvary. His citation reads "For gallantry in capturing a Black Flag and its bearer from Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's (C.S.A.) command, at Back Creek Valley, near North Mountain, W.Va., 31 July 1864."
From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memoryof John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and JosephGenung Nichols
Moran, Francis D. b. July 31, 1901 d. December 30, 1994 Professional Football Player. He played college football for Carnegie Tech in 1922 and Grinnell College from 1923 to 1925; he also played varsity basketball at both schools. He later played for the 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets team who won the National Football League (NFL) championship, on which he was the team's second-highest scorer. After starting the 1927 season with Frankford, he moved to the Chicago Cardinals. The following year, he played for the Pottsville Maroons, until the last game...[Read More] (Bio by: margaret orthodox) Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Van Voorhis, Westbrook b. September 21, 1903 d. July 13, 1968 Radio and Television Announcer. He appeared in the film "The Ladie's Man" (1961), with Jerry Lewis, and was narrator on the films "We Are The Marines" (1942) and "The Ramparts We Watch" (1940). He also narrated the documentaries "Crusade In Europe" (1949), "Crusade In The Pacific" (1951), "Door With No Name" (1951), and "Panic!" (1957). (Bio by: K) Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Walcott, Frederic Collin b. February 19, 1869 d. April 27, 1949 US Senator from Connecticut. During World War I, he served with the United States Food Administration and was president of the Connecticut Board of Fisheries and Game from 1923 to 1928. He served as chairman of the Connecticut Water Commission 1925 to 1928, member of the State senate 1925 to 1929 and as president pro tempore 1927 to 1929. In 1929, he was elected as a Republican Senator from Connecticut to the United States Senate and served until 1935. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA