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Collingdale in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Memoriam

Historic Eden Cemetery Oldest Afro-American Public Cemetery

 

—est. 1902 —

 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2009
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription. The colored soldiers of Pennsylvania who fought and died in France 1917-1918 that liberty, equality and fraternity might be established between all nations and among all peoples.
 
Location. 39° 55.284′ N, 75° 16.356′ W. Marker is in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Springfield Rd. Click for map. This marker is at the entrance to Eden Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 Springfield Rd, Darby PA 19023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hilldale Athletic Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); Printz's (Old Swedes) Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); All U.S. War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lower Swedish Cabin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas Garrett (approx. 2 miles away); Sellers Hall (approx. 2.5 miles away); Abraham L. Pennock (approx. 2.8 miles away); John Bartram (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Historic Eden Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2009
2. Historic Eden Cemetery
Historic Eden Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2009
3. Historic Eden Cemetery
Robert Penn - Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 2009
4. Robert Penn - Medal of Honor
Robert Penn, Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, is buried in Eden Cemetery. His grave is in Tubman Section, Lot 155. GPS N39.9181 W75.2768. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: PENN, ROBERT Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 October 1872, City Point, Va. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 501, 14 December 1898. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898. Performing his duty at the risk of serious scalding at the time of the blowing out of the manhole gasket on board the vessel, Penn hauled the fire while standing on a board thrown across a coal bucket 1 foot above the boiling water which was still blowing from the boiler.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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