Notable Burials

Our Residents

It could be argued, because of Waterbury’s nearly 100-year run as brass capital of the world, that many residents resting in Riverside Cemetery had a global impact. We’re proud of what those who came before us in this small Connecticut city accomplished locally, within the state, and within the U.S. Here’s a look at the some of the most notable residents of our beautiful nationally-recognized historic site.

Authors

SARAH JOHNSON PRICHARD
Noted Children’s Author

Brass Industrialists

AARON BENEDICT
Founder, Benedict and Burnham, Precursor of TIMEX

HENRY SABIN CHASE
President, The Chase Companies

HIRAM W. HAYDEN
First to Engrave Metal Buttons

ISRAEL HOLMES
Responsible for Waterbury’s development of Brass Leader

FREDERICK J. KINGSBURY
Waterbury’s Renaissance Man

Philanthropists

CAROLINE JOSEPHINE WELTON
Adventurer, Animal Lover, Philanthropist