Pittsford Cemetery Tour – Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.

Pittsford Cemetery Cannon and Flagpole

Pittsford Cemetery Tour – Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.

 

As I prepare for my upcoming tour of Pittsford Cemetery in Pittsford, New York, I am constantly amazed at the incredible lives led by the people who lived in our own neighborhoods.  Today, few Pittsford residents know the names of Major Harvey E. Light or John Buckley Bacon.  Yet these men were instrumental in shaping Pittsford into the village it is today.

On this year’s tour, we will once again discuss Harvey Light and John Bacon.  The Ambrose boys will also feature prominently.  Their rich Civil War history is too interesting to forget.  We will speak of some new soldiers as well.  The stories of Henry L. Mueller and his descendants, who fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I, will be told.  You’ll hear of Monroe County, New York’s “most decorated soldier” of World War II, Franklin Clarke Retchless, Jr.

Our tour begins Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pittsford Cemetery, which has two entrances on Washington Road, opposite Golf Avenue.  Please meet at the flagpole.  Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for rain.  I look forward to seeing some old friends, and meeting many new friends!

 

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2 Comments on “Pittsford Cemetery Tour – Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.”

  1. Mary J. Light Says:

    Major Harvey E Light is my great great grandfather through his son Charles Wadsworth Light…..so any information is welcome here.

    Mary Light


    • Welcome to Illuminated History, Mary! I often speak of Major Harvey E. Light on my cemetery tours and in presentations because he was such an interesting man. Looking forward to exchanging information with you.


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