3300 North Market Street • Wilmington, Delaware 19802

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 
Notable Delawareans who are
interred at Riverview Cemetery
(we are seeking photos of these individuals)

• Bartholomew Manlove Allen

  President, Delaware Academy

  of Medicine

• William Gill Baugh, Sr

  Wilmington City Councilman

  Board of Education

• George M Fisher

  Mayor of Wilmington, 1901 – 1903

• Dr. George W K Forrest

  Mayor Of Wilmington, 1923 – 1931

• John W Lawson

   Mayor of Wilmington, 1917 – 1919

• Joshua Maris

   Mayor of Wilmington, 1864 – 1866

• John T Spring, Sr

   New Castle County Coroner
  
1912 – 1920


Let us introduce you to a few of the
people interred at Riverview Cemetery

  • CLARENCE A SUTHERLAND. . .
First Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court
    CLARENCE A SUTHERLAND. . . First Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court
  • HARRY T EVANS . . . a Spanish-American war veteran and conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad
    HARRY T EVANS . . . a Spanish-American war veteran and conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad
  • MARIE B MOLIN . . . Came to America alone at age 17 without knowing a word of English
    MARIE B MOLIN . . . Came to America alone at age 17 without knowing a word of English
  • HOWARD, MARY & GLADYS SUTTON, Sr. . . He was a truck farmer and sold produce on King Street
    HOWARD, MARY & GLADYS SUTTON, Sr. . . He was a truck farmer and sold produce on King Street
  • GEORGE & ETHEL RUSSELL . . . 
She was the love of his life and died in childbirth. He was a singing piano player
    GEORGE & ETHEL RUSSELL . . . She was the love of his life and died in childbirth. He was a singing piano player
  • JEAN ELIZABETH BOCK . . . Collected Frank Sinatra records and lived far beyond her life expectancy
    JEAN ELIZABETH BOCK . . . Collected Frank Sinatra records and lived far beyond her life expectancy
  • WALTER & MARTHA KYLEN . . . Had a victory garden during WWII and she taught Child Evangelism
    WALTER & MARTHA KYLEN . . . Had a victory garden during WWII and she taught Child Evangelism
  • RUTH ZIPPORA KYLEN . . . Had the bluest eyes according to her brother
    RUTH ZIPPORA KYLEN . . . Had the bluest eyes according to her brother
  • RACHAEL V ANDERSON . . . worked as a window dresser and helped with fashion shows
    RACHAEL V ANDERSON . . . worked as a window dresser and helped with fashion shows
  • RICHARD CANN MCMULLEN. . .
62nd Governor of Delaware
1937-1941
    RICHARD CANN MCMULLEN. . . 62nd Governor of Delaware 1937-1941
  • JAMES F HEARN. . . Wilmington Mayor, 1949-1953
courtesy of Delaware Historical Society
    JAMES F HEARN. . . Wilmington Mayor, 1949-1953 courtesy of Delaware Historical Society
  • WILLIAM FRED HOLZHAUSER . . . Worked on Titanic in 1911, built submarines, and was Delaware's last coppersmith
    WILLIAM FRED HOLZHAUSER . . . Worked on Titanic in 1911, built submarines, and was Delaware's last coppersmith
  • JOHN SHILLING III. . . 
Civil War Medal of Honor winner
    JOHN SHILLING III. . . Civil War Medal of Honor winner
  • DR WILLIAM H SPEER. . .Wilmington Mayor 1933-1935
courtesy of Delaware Historical Society
    DR WILLIAM H SPEER. . .Wilmington Mayor 1933-1935 courtesy of Delaware Historical Society
  • AUGUST F WALZ. . .Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware 1953-1957
    AUGUST F WALZ. . .Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware 1953-1957
  • GEORGE LOVINGTON WINTER. . .Major League Baseball Player, Detroit Tigers
    GEORGE LOVINGTON WINTER. . .Major League Baseball Player, Detroit Tigers
  • SYBIL URSULA WARD . . . 
First woman lawyer admitted to Delaware Bar and first woman elected to Wilmington City Council
    SYBIL URSULA WARD . . . First woman lawyer admitted to Delaware Bar and first woman elected to Wilmington City Council
  • GEORGE W KREER. . . Veteran of Indian Wars
    GEORGE W KREER. . . Veteran of Indian Wars
  • HARRY C PIERCE. . . Honored as "Policeman of the Century"
    HARRY C PIERCE. . . Honored as "Policeman of the Century"
  • BARRETT P CONNOR, JR. . . Battalion Chief and Fire Marshall
    BARRETT P CONNOR, JR. . . Battalion Chief and Fire Marshall
  • BERTHA P WARREN . . .Leader in first African American church in Wilmington, DE
    BERTHA P WARREN . . .Leader in first African American church in Wilmington, DE
  • LULAR MITCHELL. . . Given a "big birthday" party in North Carolina from age 75 to 93
    LULAR MITCHELL. . . Given a "big birthday" party in North Carolina from age 75 to 93
CLARENCE A SUTHERLAND. . .
First Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court
CLARENCE A SUTHERLAND. . . First Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court
 

If you are interested in learning more about the lives of those interred at historic Riverview Cemetery, you will enjoy


Reading the Stones

A Collection of Memories from the First State


by Dr. Lee Anderson


This book is an oral history of the "underground neighborhood" found at Riverview Cemetery. You'll find stories and photos of

1000 deceased who are remembered by their ancestors. A fascinating look at a bygone time.

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