Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some More Notable Green-Wood Residents Part 1

Stephen Whitney (1776-1860), one of New York City's most prominent and wealthy merchants of his era.  He was involved in the founding of Green-Wood Cemetery which is apparent by the prominent location of his mausoleum high atop a hill.

Henry Bergh (1813-1888), founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Anson Greene Phelps (1781-1853), co-founder of the mining company Phelps Dodge and grandfather of Anson Phelps Stokes.

Robert Winthrop (1833-1892), banker and partner in Drexel, Winthrop & Co.  His son Robert resided at 'Groton Place' in Old Westbury.

John LaFarge (1835-1910), prominent artist, designer, painter and maker of stained glass windows.

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