September 22: Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., the father of President Theodore Roosevelt, was born on this date in 1831; he died in 1878, long before there was any hint that his son would someday rise to the presidency.
September 21: On his date in 1933, Mabel Smith Douglass, founder of the New Jersey College for Women, later Douglass College at Rutgers, disappeared while rowing on Lake Placid; her petrified body was not found until 30 years later.
September 20: On this date in 2006, Green-Wood Cemetery was designated a National Historic Landmark.
September 19: Thomas Dartmouth Rice, the father of minstrelsy, died on this date in 1860.
September 18: On this date in 2008, Henry Z. Steinway, the last of the family involved in its famous piano business, died.
Last Thursday evening, The Green-Wood Historic Fund held is 6th annual benefit. And it was far and away our best yet! More than 250 people attended. The evening began with a cocktail party at Tranquility Gardens–around the koi pond there. A jazz ensemble serenaded the attendees. Mike Sheehan shot these photographs that tell the story … Read more
All photos by Mike Sheehan
September 17: Sarah J. Tompkins Garnet, the first African-American female principal in New York City’s public schools, died on this date in 1911.
September 16: Albert Ross Parsons, who is interred in a pyramid, and was a great fan of all things Egyptian, was born on this date in 1847 and died in 1933.
September 15: On this date in 1914, Auguste Renouard, the father of modern embalming, was interred.