A regular guy

Daniel V. Fenton monument, 1890. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author. Daniel V. Fenton was an ordinary man. When he died in 1890, shortly after being discharged from the Government Printing Office because the patronage system was then favoring Republicans and he was a Democrat, his wife had a little-known part of his story […]


One result of trawling cemeteries for interesting monuments is that you occasionally get sidetracked into interesting investigations that have little to do with a monument. The provocation here is the headstone of Pocahontas Bolling (Smith) Todd, who was born in 1877 in Winchester, VA. Pocahontas Bolling (Smith) Todd monument, Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Photo: author. The […]