December Birthdays

Here are some of Green-Wood’s permanent residents whose birthdays fall in the month of December: December 1, 1795: Gamaliel King, designed Brooklyn’s City Hall (now Borough Hall) and the original Kings County Courthouse (now demolished); born on Shelter Island; died in 1875. December 5, 1841: Marcus Daly, born in Ireland, immigrated to America as a … Read more

Putting His Stamp On An Era

William Surrey Hart (1865-1946), star of silent screen westerns, is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, his final resting place marked by a small granite gravestone. A native of Newburgh, N.Y., Hart lived with his family in the Dakota territory, came East to work for the Post Office in New York City, then studied acting. His New York … Read more