Mt. Hope Notables

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Some notable people who are buried
 in Mt. Hope Cemetery:

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Susan B. Anthony died in 1906 after fighting tirelessly for women's rights. Women got the right to vote in 1920. She is buried alongside her sister Mary, and her mother and father Daniel & Lucy Read Anthony.

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The Susan B. Anthony House at 17 Madison St. is a must see on a visit to Rochester .  Susan was also very active in the abolitionist movement and a friend of Frederick Douglass.   Click here to visit the
Susan B. Anthony House.   

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George Selden patented the gasoline automobile, but Henry Ford refused to pay royalties; his patent was upheld twice and we are happy Rochester, New York never became the Motor City.

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Selden Motor Vehicle Co. operated in Rochester from 1908-1912.

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Hiram Sibley, founder of Western Union in 1856 in Rochester, New York.  He tried to extend telegraph lines to Europe via a trans Siberian route across the Bering Strait.  He knew Czar Alexander of Russia very well and was primarily responsible for the Czar selling Alaska to the U.S.

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Frederick Douglass was a great orator and abolitionist. He arrived in Rochester in 1847 and started to publish the North Star newspaper. The newspaper was called the North Star because runaway slaves would often only have the light from the North Star to guide them on their journey to freedom in Canada. He lived in Rochester 25 yea

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John Jacob Bausch founded Bausch & Lomb. He was born in Wurttemberg, Germany came to Rochester. He worked as a wood turner which is where he met Henry Lomb, who was a cabinet maker. 

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Col. Nathaniel Rochester, founded of the City of Rochester, New York. He was born in Virginia and was a successful merchant in Hagerstown, Maryland. He attended the first Constitutional Convention in 1776.

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Henry Ward was a real life Indiana Jones who founded Ward's Natural Science Establishment in 1862. He was a good friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. 

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P. T. Barnum asked Ward to preserve the remains of Jumbo the elephant. Ward died on the 4th of July 1906 while crossing a street in Buffalo. He became the first auto fatality ever recorded in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Note the picture of newsboy on Frank Gannett's monument. The gravesite was designed by landscape architect Fletcher Steele who used granite and  obsidian  for the materials. 

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Frank Gannett founded the Gannett Company,  the largest newspaper chain in the world. It has the only international daily printed in color, the USA Today

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Lewis Henry Morgan is considered the Father of Anthropology.  In 1851 he wrote the League of the Iroquois which is a definitive work on the social mores and customs of the Iroquois. He was a good friend of Ely Parker who became President Ulysses S. Grant's head of Indian Affairs.

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Seth Green is the Father of Fish Culture. He won international recognition when he artificially grew 15 million shad and restocked the Connecticut river. In 1860 he invented the fishing reel. He started the first fish hatchery in America in Caledonia, New York in 1869. The hatchery is still there and now named for him.

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The graves of three of William F. Cody's children are located at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Buffalo Bill's family lived here from 1874-76 when his wife Louisa got tired of traveling with the children.  

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Dr. Sarah Dolley was the third woman to graduate from medical school in America in 1851, two years after Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Geneva Medical College. Sarah practiced medicine in Rochester for over 50 years

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Josephus Requa, a dentist, invented the first practical machine gun during the Civil War.   It was called the Requa Rifle Battery and is shown here.

 

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