HISTORIC PALMER CEMETERY IN FISHTOWN

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Notable People Buried In Palmer Cemetery

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Andrew D. Fulmer
1816 - 1862
KIA - 2nd Battle of Bull Run
Son of John and Catherine Fulmer


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Captain John Hewson
1744 - 1821
Textile Manufacturer
Served in the American Revolution (1775-1783) as Captain of the Pennsylvania Militia under Colonel Benjamin G. Eyre; honored as a local hero following the war.  


Captain Harry Bumm Price
1881 - 1931
Commanding Officer - Motor Harbor Unit
Philadelphia Police Department

Captain Price was killed when an explosion tore through the police launch he and other officers were in on the Delaware River. Captain Price, commander of the Harbor Patrol, was severely burned and his right leg crushed. He died at St. Mary's Hospital. Seven other officers, including Police Superintendent William B. Mills were injured.



Policeman George A. Jackson
1844 - 1887
11th District
Philadelphia Police Department
Sergeant - Co. A, 98th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers
1862 - 1865

Policeman Jackson was killed when he was struck in the head by a cobble stone thrown by two men at the intersection of York Street and Beach Street. Both men were tried and acquitted of his murder.


 

Master’s Mate Henry Moser

1816 - 1872

United States Navy

 

Assigned to the Navy's first submarine U.S.S. ALLIGATOR which was commanded by his brother-in-law, Master Samuel Eakins, U.S. Navy.


 

Debbie Szumowski
1954 - 2003
Editor, Star Newspapers

Debbie was the editor of the Star newspapers, a group of papers serving the neighborhoods of Fishtown, Port Richmond, Juniata, and Center City in Philadelphia, PA. She was a freelance writer for the newspaper for a time before becoming its editor.

She was a very active citizen of the Fishtown section of the city. She was involved in the Police Athletic League, founded the Fishtown Neighbors Association, and was a member of the Fishtown Athletic Club Alumni. She also started the Celebrate Fishtown! observance in 1997.



 

Jim Kingsmill 

Palmer Cemetery
Palmer and Memphis Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19125