Frank E. Gannett "newspaper man" - Rochester, NY
Posted by: sagefemme
N 43° 07.762 W 077° 37.199
18T E 286893 N 4778513
Quick Description: Frank Ernest Gannett (September 15, 1876 – December 3, 1957) founded the Gannett media corporation. He is buried with his wife Caroline Werner Gannett.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2012 9:25:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMDWHF
"Gannett was born in South Bristol, NY, graduated from Bolivar High School, Bolivar NY(1893) and graduated from Cornell University. At the age of 30, he purchased his first newspaper, the Elmira Gazette (now the Star-Gazette). Six years later, in 1912, he purchased the Ithaca Journal. In March 1918, he and his partners moved their headquarters to Rochester, New York where they acquired the Evening Times, the Herald, and the Union and Advertiser and combined them as the Times-Union (the former evening paper of Rochester). In 1923 Gannett bought out his partners and formed his eponymous holding company the Gannett Company, which has grown from its initial 6 newspapers into a nationwide multimedia corporation." (visit link
As a (now grown) newpaper carrier, myself, I immediately recognized the image on this cemetary monument as the trademark symbol for the Gannett newspaper franchise.