- Salmon Chase - Ohio Governor, Senator, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln, and founder of the I.R.S.
- Powell Crosley - Cincinnati Reds owner, inventor, and television pioneer.
- Andrew Erkenbrecher - Founder of the Cincinnati Zoo.
- Charles Fleischmann -- Of Fleischmann's Yeast fame.
- James Gamble and William Procter- Founders of Procter & Gamble.
- Robert Gibson - Founder of Gibson Greeting Cards.
- Joseph Hooker - Famous Civil War General for the Union side (and remembered more for his role in prostitutes being nicknamed "hookers").
- Theodore M. Berry - Cincinnati's first African-American mayor.
- Alexander McGuffy - Co-Author, with his brother, of the McGuffy Reader series.
- George Stearns - Co-Founder of Stearns & Foster Mattress Co.
- Waite Hoyt - Major League Baseball player and long-time Cincinnati Reds announcer.
This is hardly a comprehensive list. There are literally hundreds of well-known politicians, medical professionals, and business owners of all kinds buried there, including lots in the brewery field. (Cincinnati has always been a beer-drinking city.) Spring Grove is also the resting spot for the founders of many of Cincinnati's department stores including Shillito's, Pogues, McAlpin's, and Mabley & Carew.
I also give you a few of the lesser known occupants, but ones which give me a particular thrill:
|Mr. Miller was a singer and a bandleader and, most important, wrote the "Uh, oh, Spaghetti-O's" jingle.|
|Mr. Mulford was a pioneer sports editor and coined the term "baseball fan."|
|I've been to the touring exhibit of Titanic memorabilia 6 or 7 times, so naturally I have to love Ms. Stone, Cincinnati's own Titanic survivor.|
|That statue looks just like my dog, Frank, when he sees me packing suitcases. I want him staring longingly at me for eternity.|
|This looks so much like me at the end of the day that I want a small scale model to put on my fireplace mantel.|
We tried desperately to find the grave of Dick Von Hoene, but had to give up the search. By that point in the day I had two hot and grouchy children, one tired mother, and Chester, just being herself. Those outside the Cincinnati viewing area probably won't known who the hell Dick Von Hoene was, but for folks around here in the 70s he will be remembered as "The Cool Ghoul." Since I couldn't find his grave, I give you a clip instead:
here. Be sure to stop in the office. They have some great pamphlets and informational sheets including a self-guided walking tour and a list of notable burials, including the section number. They also have a couple maps online here. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. From May through August they are open late on Mondays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Spring Grove is located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232.
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