Samuel Howell Ashbridge

Samuel Howell Ashbridge

Maple Shade, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1 Mar 1906 (aged 57)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Ashland Section, Lot 37
Memorial ID 30798742 · View Source
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Philadelphia Mayor. A coal dealer and later coroner, Ashbridge was elected Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1898 with over eighty percent of the vote. During his tenure, he proposed the building of the Theodore Roosevelt Boulevard, which is a major artery through north and northeast Philadelphia. He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the first professional baseball game played at Columbia Park. The game was played on April 26, 1901 and was between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Washington Senators.

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 23 Oct 2008
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Howell Ashbridge (5 Dec 1848–1 Mar 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30798742, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .