Learn the fascinating story of Charles Tinker – Civil War telegrapher and confidant for President Abraham Lincoln. Tinker, who has been interred at Green-Wood since 1917, has a fascinating story that had been lost to the annals of time until it was discovered by award-winning author (and Tinker descendant by marriage) Ronda Rich. She will lead you through her discoveries that culminated in a visit to the Tinker Family lot at Green-Wood.
In our Historic Chapel, Rich will delve into Tinker’s astounding past, using fascinating first-hand resources, like Tinker’s personal diaries, that have been handed down through the family. After the talk, board Green-Wood’s trolley with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman and Ronda Rich for a Civil War tour highlighted by a visit to the Tinker Family lot.Find out more »