Grave of a Daughter

February 11, 2008

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Myrtle Grimm Ferris was the descendant of a Patriot of the American Revolution, and her gravesite has been marked by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she was a member.

Her obituary tells that she was living in Pennington, New Jersey when she died. She was the wife of Frederick L. Ferris, a distinguished newspaper man. She, herself was the Pennington correspondent for the Evening Times for more than 30 years. Mrs. Ferris had served as Regent of the Penelope Heart Chapter of Pennington. She further served the Society on the House Committee for NSDAR’s Continental Congress, as state chairman of Conferences for the New Jersey Society as state chairman for press relations for the New Jersey Society, state librarian, and state chairman of the Good Citizens Committee.

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Sail Fast In Harm’s Way

February 6, 2008

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John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy: “Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

This monument of an American freedom fighter is at West Potomac Park, Washington, DC 20037 (Google Map). It is a short walk from Signers’ Island and DAR Constitution Hall. John Paul Jones is buried in the crypt below the chapel at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. For more information about this famous sailor see John Paul Jones .

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