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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansMilitaryWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 39° 55.284′ N, 75° 16.356′ W. Marker is in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Memorial is on Springfield Rd. This marker is at the entrance to Eden Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 Springfield Rd, Darby PA 19023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tatiana Proskouriakoff (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hilldale Athletic Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Slinky Toy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Printz's (Old Swedes) Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lansdowne World War Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); All U.S. War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away).
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Historic Eden Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2009
2. Historic Eden Cemetery
Historic Eden Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2009
3. Historic Eden Cemetery
Robert Penn - Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2021, by Marcellus McDowell Jr of Upper Darby, Pa.19082. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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