Say What You Will

Monument to Huntington Beard Crouse and family in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Huntington Beard Crouse, Sr. (1872-1943) co-founded the Crouse-Hinds Company, which manufactured switchboards, tubular arm knife switches, and arc lights for trolleys. Tragically, Huntington Beard Crouse, Jr. (1911-1951) and his wife, Esther (1913-1951), prematurely ended their own lives in their bedroom after a period of long and painful illness.

Oakwood Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Howard Daniels and opened in 1859. It is a secular Victorian “rural” or “garden” style cemetery where over 60,000 people are interred in 160 wooded acres.


About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

All posts by Michael Kleen →

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: