Fletcher, Elbie b. March 18, 1916 d. March 9, 1994 Major League Baseball Player. Born Elburt Preston Fletcher in Milton, Massachusetts. He was a first baseman for twelve seasons (1934 to 1935, 1937 to 1943, 1946 to 1947, 1949) with the Boston Braves/Bees and Pittsburgh Pirates. Known for his excellent fielding skills, Fletcher's notable career highlights include selection to the 1943 National League All Star Team and two-time league leader in base on balls (1940 with 119 and 1941 with 118). During World War II, he served in the United States...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Gisburne, Edward Allen b. June 14, 1892 d. June 29, 1955 Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Electrician Third Class. His citation reads "On board the USS Florida during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21-22 April 1914, and for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during this action." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Circle Avenue, Lot 3485
Goodwin, Nathaniel C. b. July 25, 1857 d. January 31, 1919 Actor. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he began his career as a vaudevillian and made his debut at the New York Lyceum in 1876. By the late 1880s, his talent as a comedian began to be recognized and he started performing in a series of plays all across the country with many popular actors of the period. He made his big screen debut to great reviews in the role as Fagin in the silent film classic "Oliver Twist" (1912). His other film credits include "Business is Business" (1915), "The Master Hand"...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Johnson, Howard b. February 2, 1897 d. June 20, 1972 Ice Cream and Hotel Magnate. Howard Johnson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1897. He quit school in the eighth grade to work in his father's cigar store. Johnson served in World War I as a part of the American Expeditionary Force. Soon after Johnson's return, his father died, leaving him the business and its heavy debt. He sold the business to pay off the debts in 1924. Johnson then borrowed $2,000 to buy a small corner drugstore and soda fountain in Wollaston, Massachusetts. He sold...[Read More] Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: First row of the section where Maple and Balsam intersect. There is a cemetery sanctioned flat gray stone that reads Johnson 412-1 close to the road in front of his stone.
Phillips, Wendell b. November 29, 1811 d. February 2, 1884 Abolitionist, Lawyer, and Orator. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where his father was a successful lawyer, politician, and philanthropist. He graduated from Harvard University in 1831 and from Harvard Law School in 1833. He was admitted to the Massachusetts state bar in 1834 and opened a law practice in Boston. In 1835, he was a witness to the attempted lynching of pro-abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison as Garrison tried to speak at the Boston Female Society meeting and a year later, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Russell, Jonathan b. February 27, 1771 d. February 17, 1832 Diplomat and US Congressman. He graduated from Rhode Island College (now Brown University) in 1791. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, but he engaged in mercantile pursuits and not the practice of law. In 1811, President James Madison appointed him to diplomatic service in France. He was transferred to England as the Charge' d'Affaires when the War of 1812 broke out between the United States and Britain. He was one of the five commissioners who negotiated the Treaty of Ghent with Great...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Russell Family Plot, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Trapilo, Steve b. September 20, 1964 d. May 21, 2004 Professional Football Player. After graduating from Boston College, he was drafted in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints. At 6 foot 5 and 290 pounds, he was an offensive guard with the Saints for six years from 1987 to 1992. He was inducted in the Boston College Hall of Fame in 2001. Stephen Paul Trapilo owned and operated a number of health and fitness clubs after his playing days ended. He died of a heart attack. (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Weinert, Paul H. b. July 15, 1869 d. January 19, 1919 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. His citation reads "Taking the place of his commanding officer, who had fallen severely wounded, he gallantly served his piece, after each fire advancing it to a better position." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Linden Path, Lot 906