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Carl Anderton's Blog – September 2010 Archive (1)

The Converse gravesite.

As most of you know, Joel Hooks and I made a pilgrimage to the Frank Converse gravesite in Elmira, Ny last Thursday. He is buried in his in-laws plot, the Maxwell family. His wife Harriet's father was Thomas Maxwell, a Vice-President of the Erie railroad. He died in 1864 and left Harriet (and Frank) a considerable sum. Also, she had "pile of dough" from her first, short marriage.

So why is Frank's headstone so small and cheap? A clue might be found in the preface to…

Added by Carl Anderton on September 3, 2010 at 5:55pm — 5 Comments


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