Catharine Jekyll Hicks Ceronio Servel Browne Buried in West Bengal, India

History, People
[caption id="attachment_19507" align="alignright" width="480"] South Park Street Cemetery - Image Giridhar Appaji Nag Y.[/caption] Born into a family connected with the Revolutionary War, Catharine Jekyll Hicks married men of great historical interest. Eventually, she wound up in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. How did this come about? She married three times, the first of which was to Stephen Ceronio. Stephen Ceronio was directed in his Revolutionary War secret agent activity by Robert Morris and Benjamin Franklin. Stephen Ceronio and Robert Morris were well acquainted. Notice their proximity in the Philadelphia City Directories: 1785: Willing, Morris, and Swanwick 11 Penn St. Merchants 1791: Ceronio, Stephen Merchant 1 Penn St. The Marriage and Demise of Stephen Ceronio The wedding of Stephen and Catharine is listed in records as, Marriage: 12 May 1784 in…
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The Difference Between Mohandas & Mahatma Gandhi

History, philosophy
[caption id="attachment_7716" align="alignright" width="380"] Mohandas K. Gandhi in 1909.[/caption] You've noticed it for years, but never understood why. What's the difference between Mohandas and Mahatma Gandhi? It's all very simple. What's in a Name? Mohandas Gandhi Both Mohandas and Mahatma Gandhi refer to the very same person. Mohandas is a name. Mahatma is a title. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was the man who led India to independence from Britain. In the process, the land was divided in two: Muslim Pakistan, with the remainder becoming the new Hindu-dominated India. What's in a Title? Mahatma Gandhi He employed peaceful means to accomplish this end, and so came to be revered among the people. The reverence is reflected in the title Mahatma, which is defined as a revered person or sage who, some…
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