Burke, Thomas A. b. October 30, 1898 d. December 5, 1971 Cleveland law director and mayor. Burke was elected mayor in 1945 and served 4 terms. During his administration, he presided over a large capital-improvement program, including a lakefront airport built on landfill, the first downtown airport in the country, Burke Lakefront Airport. (Bio by: Joyce) Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 4 Lot 648 Grave 6
Burton, Harold Hitz b. June 22, 1888 d. October 28, 1964 US Senator, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. Harold was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to Alfred E. Burton and Anna Gertrude Hitz. His father was a Dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was also an explorer. Burton attended Bowdoin College, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, was quarterback of the football team, and graduated summa cum laude. His roommate and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Theta chapter) brother was Owen Brewster...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Lot 151, Grove 3C.
Cargill, Gilbert A. b. June 4, 1916 d. July 15, 2004 Tuskegee Airman, Aviation Pioneer. He encountered his first airplane as a youth in Oberlin, Ohio, when a biplane landed in his neighbor’s back yard. From that point on, he dreamed of becoming a pilot, and after that first encounter, he set out to fly. However, following that dream of becoming a pilot was harder than he thought. At the time there weren’t any black pilots in the United States, which made it hard to find a school that would instruct him in aviation. Instead, he enrolled in Oberlin...[Read More] (Bio by: Always with Love) Cleveland Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Carter, Lorenzo b. 1767 d. February 8, 1814 Western Frontiersman. Cleveland's first permanent settler, community leader and tavern keeper. Until April 1800 the Carter Family were the only white family in Cleveland. They built a log cabin on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River, whihc was used as an inn, with a garret, and as a jail. Cleveland's first wedding and first social dance took place in his home. He constructed the first tavern in the city, built the 30-ton schooner "The Zephyr" (a trading vessel), built the first frame house in...[Read More] (Bio by: Joyce) Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Cartter, Judge. David Kellogg b. June 22, 1812 d. April 16, 1887 US Congressman, Diplomat, Judge. He apprenticed as a printer in Rochester, New York while studying law, and was admitted to the bar upon completion of his studies. He continued practice after moving to Ohio and was elected as a Democrat to represent Ohio's 18th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1849 to 1853. Cartter was chairman of the Committee on Patents during his second term. He declined to renomination and settled in Cleveland to practice law. He...[Read More] (Bio by: K Guy) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 5, Lot 1
Case Jr., Leonard [original burial site] b. June 27, 1820 d. January 6, 1880 Philanthropist. Founder of Case School of Applied Science.
Castle, William B. b. November 30, 1814 d. February 20, 1872 Mayor of Consolidated Cleveland. Castle and his family moved to the Cleveland area when he was 13 years old. As a young man, he established the first lumber yard in Cleveland along with his father, and Charles Giddings. In 1843, he left the firm and joined with Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company as it's secretary. In 1853, he was elected mayor of Ohio City, which consolidated with Cleveland during his term in office. (Bio by: Mamaquilts) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Celebrezze, Anthony b. September 4, 1910 d. October 29, 1998 Presidential Cabinet Secretary, Cleveland Mayor. During his mayoral administration he drove efforts to build the city's freeway system, the port of Cleveland, Burke Lakefront Airport and the Erieview office tower. He was elected President of the American Municipal Association in 1958 and became President of the United States Conference of Mayors in 1962. He resigned as Cleveland's mayor that year when President John F. Kennedy appointed him Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, a post he...[Read More] (Bio by: Joyce) Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 30 Lot 3736B Grave 2
Chapman, Katie (Kathleen McMahon) Daly b. 1893 d. April 20, 1928 Wife of Cleveland Indians Baseball Player Ray Chapman, the only Major League Player to die from a beaning. Born into a wealthy Cleveland Family, she originally met Ray when he joined the Cleveland Indians. Ray Chapman was to have retired at the end of the 1920 season to work in his wife's family business, unfortunately, it was not to be. On Monday, August 16th, 1920, in the fifth inning of a game at the Polo Grounds between the Yanks and Indians, Chapman was hit in the head on a 1-1 pitch by...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) Cause of death: Suicide: Ingestion Of Cleaning Fluid Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 23 Lot 23, Grave 8
Chapman, Raymond Johnson b. January 15, 1891 d. August 17, 1920 Major League Baseball Player. Cleveland Indians shortstop. Was the only modern day ball player to have died as the direct result of being hit by a pitch. On August 16th 1920, at the Polo Grounds, Chapman was struck in the temple by a pitch from Yankee Carl Mays. He collapsed on the field and was rushed to the hospital. Despite emergency surgery he died, never regaining consciousness. Chapman led the Indians in stolen bases four times, setting a team record with 52 in 1917 that stood until 1980...[Read More] Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 42, Lot 51493
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell b. June 20, 1858 d. November 15, 1932 Author, Social Reformer. The grandson of a whiteman and the son of free blacks, he was one of the first black writers to use black dialect. His writings were controversial, dealing with subject matter such as interracial sex and "passing" - people legally defined as black but with skin light enough to permit them to represent themselves as white. In the early twentieth century, he began to write essays on the plight of Southern blacks. He served as a member of the general committee of the NAACP...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Collins, William b. February 22, 1818 d. June 18, 1878 U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Lowville, New York. He was district attorney for Lewis County, (1845-47), when elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress, serving (1847-49). Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio and continued the practice of law in 1853. He also engaged in banking, plus served as a director of the Lake Shore Railroad and East Cleveland Railroad, until his death at age 60. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Collinwood School Fire Memorial d. March 4, 1908 Memorial to the 172 children and two teachers who died in America's biggest school accident. The Collinwood School fire occured on March 4, 1908, at the Lakeview Elementary school. The fire began shortly after 9am when an overheated steam pipe came in contact with wooden joists. Only 194 of 366 students escaped. The others were trapped inside the rear first floor exit. Nineteen bodies could not be identified and are buried in a common grave at Lake View Cemetery along with 150 students...[Read More] (Bio by: Joyce) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 26
Corcoran, Michael b. 1848 d. October 3, 1919 Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he served as a Corporal in Company E, 8th U. S. Calvary. On August 25, 1869, Corporal Corocoran was one of three troopers on patrol out of Camp Whipple, Arizona Territory. Suddenly between the Aqua Fria and Rio Verde Rivers, Corporal Corocoran with his comrades engaged and repelled a band of hostile Indians. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded Medal of Honor on March 3, 1870. He died at...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Corlett, Dr. William Thomas b. April 15, 1854 d. June 11, 1948 Medical Pioneer. Physician and dermatologist who introduced new methods to treat skin and venereal diseases. He researched the effect of climate, particularly cold, on skin diseases.He brought the first x-ray machine to the Cleveland area from Vienna. As a member of the Board of Health in 1893, he fought for better lighting and ventilation in public schools, as well as instituting Health Board visits to the schools. (Bio by: Joyce) Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA