Born in March

March 2, 1769: One of the most revered public figures of the early 19th-century, De Witt Clinton, served as a United States Senator, mayor of New York City, and governor of New York State.  He was also the prime visionary behind the Erie Canal. Upon his death in 1828, Clinton was interred in the Little … Read more

50 Years Ago Today

On March 2, 1961, exactly 50 years ago today, the remains of Harold Hartshorne and his wife Louisa were interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in the Hartshorne family lot, lot 16689. On February 15, 1961, Harold and Louisa had flown out of what was then Idlewild Airport (now Kennedy Airport) with the United States Figure Skating … Read more

No Longer Free Wheelin’

Susan Elizabeth Rotolo died last Friday. Her remains were cremated at Green-Wood on Saturday. Though few would recognize her name, she did have her moment of fame. From 1961 into 1964, she was Bob Dylan’s girlfriend. She is the woman, with Dylan, on the cover of his album, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,” released by Columbia … Read more