Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Alice Joyce (1890-1955)

Alice Joyce as seen in 1912.

  Born in Kansas City on October 1, 1890, Alice Joyce was one of the premier stars of the silent movie era. As a teen she had worked as a model before breaking into the movies about 1910 with the film The Engineer’s Sweetheart. She played in several Westerns during the early years, particularly as [Read More...]

Roads to Rome: Sarah Worthington King Peter (1800-1877)

Sarah Peter

Born in Ohio, Sarah Worthington was the daughter of a prominent Ohio politician. During her childhood Thomas Worthington would serve as a United States Senator and Governor of Ohio. The family was frequently full of distinguished visitors such ranging from Henry Clay to the Indian Chief Tecumseh. The Worthingtons were devout Methodists, and young attended [Read More...]

Remembering the Fallen: Lt. Robert P. Mathias, D-Day, June 6, 1944

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In his outstanding history of D-Day, Stephen Ambrose describes the conditions that Second Lieutenant Robert Mathias and the men of Company E, 508th Parachute Infantry, he faced as they parachuted over France:                                                            The Germans were below were firing furiously at the armada of 822 C-47’s carrying the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions into battle. Flakvierling-38s (20mm [Read More...]


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