Finally some cooler weather, and perhaps finally someone known beyond Cleveland, OH!
All these folks are in Section 5.
|Someone has to keep the Clarke family monument|
filled with flowers
|Rufus Dunham (1792-1862)|
|Bill Borgman (1898-1926)|
Why does he have a Lake View Cemetery banner?
|Alberta has outlived her grave marker?!|
|Charles W Chesnutt (1856-1932)|
|McQuigg family monument|
|John Rea McQuigg (1865-1928)|
|William John White (1850-1923)|
|Carl B Stokes (1927-1996)|
|Carl BEE Stokes...|
In 1965, Carl Stokes narrowly lost the election for Mayor of Cleveland, but won two years later, becoming the first black mayor of one of the ten biggest cities in the country, serving from 1968-1971. Afterwards he went on the lecture circuit, then became the first black anchorman at WNBC-TV in New York City. He returned to Cleveland and was municipal judge from 1983-1994. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him United States Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, where he was soon diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and died in 1996 while on medical leave.
|Carl Stokes has a view of the lake behind Wade Memorial Chapel|
|Hermon M Chapin (1823-1879)|
|Andrews family monument|
|Sherlock J Andrews (1801-1880) (KSS)|
|Sherlock J Andrews grave marker (KSS)|
|A fancier Andrews family monument|
|Rufus Paine Spalding (1798-1886)|
In 1849, local Free Soil leaders invited Spalding, who was still a Democrat, to give a speech at a party convention in Cleveland. Spalding maintained that he was a strict party man, but his speech was particularly critical of southern Democrats. Spalding argued that slavery should not be extended into the American territories. In 1850, Spalding left the Democratic Party for the Free Soil Party due to the Democrat's support of the Fugitive Slave Act, which he felt made them a "pro-slavery" party. As a lawyer, Spalding began to rally other Cleveland attorneys against southern slaveholders who came to the North looking to claim fugitive slaves. Spalding represented an Underground Railroad supporter and later a fugitive slave, arguing unsuccessfully that the Fugitive Slave laws were unconstitutional.
Spalding was a major figure in the creation of the Ohio Republican Party, initially called the Fusion Party. As a Republican, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives for three terms (1863-1869) and he was a staunch supporter of President Abraham Lincoln.
|Cartter family monument|
|David Kellogg Cartter (1812-1887)|
|Baldwin family monument|
|Charles Candee Baldwin (1834-1895)|
|Frank Emory Bunts (1861-1928)|