The Cummings Family

This stunning monument marks the Cummings family plot in the Fairlawn section at Graceland. Patriarch Columbus R. Cummings (1834 – 1897) — another of the Gilded Age tycoons whose monuments dot the cemetery’s landscape — came to Chicago from New York as a young man and went to work for Potter Palmer (whose spectacular monument […]

The Schmidt Brothers

Lars Schmidt 1886 – 14 September 1890 Eddie Schmidt 28 April 1888 – 28 August 1890 Rudolph Schmidt 19 September 1891 – before 1900 Baby Schmidt 1890s This little headstone is quite famous, mentioned in guide books and identified on the Forest Home tourist handouts as a destination to visit. The two little brothers, Eddie […]

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