Archive for Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Russell Stover

Posted in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with tags on February 14, 2014 by Cade

stover1May 6, 1888 – May 11, 1954

Candy magnate, Russell Stover was a chemist who revolutionized the chocolate candy industry. He was the first to create a chocolate confection that would harden when it came in contact with cold – inventing the Eskimo Pie – and founded the chocolate company that bears his name. Continue reading

Dan Quisenberry

Posted in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with tags , , on February 7, 2014 by Cade

quis1February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998

The giant scoreboard that towers over center field at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium said it best throughout the 1980’s. When Dan Quisenberry – the closer with the unmistakable submarine delivery – entered the game, a graphic appeared that read: “There’s no berry like a Quisenberry.”

Dan Quisenberry was one of the most dominant closing pitchers in the American League all through the early ’80’s. He set the single-season saves record 5 times and retired with a total of 244 saves. Continue reading

Walter Cronkite

Posted in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with tags , on March 23, 2013 by Cade

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November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009

Dubbed “The Most Trusted Man in America,” Walter Cronkite delivered the news into American living rooms for nearly 20 years.  Cronkite’s distinguished career, both as anchor and reporter, saw him reporting on some of the 2oth century’s most memorable moments, including (but certainly not limited to) World War II, the Apollo moon landing, the Watergate scandal and the assassination of President Kennedy. Continue reading