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J W Person Square

Carlton & Myrtle Aves

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This square honors veteran Joseph Walter Person (1892-1918), a Brooklyn native who lived in Borough Park until he joined the United States Navy in World War I (1914-1918). Person, who served as a pay clerk, died of pneumonia at the age of 26 just weeks before the end of the war. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Queens, a Roman Catholic cemetery built on land owned by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the mid-19th century and considered to be – at 365 acres – the largest cemetery in New York City. Joseph Person is also the namesake of one of the oldest posts of the American Legion, on nearby Vanderbilt Avenue.

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