Classmates at Lewis Elementary School couldn’t help but notice how young Irving resembled a husky contemporary comic-strip character named Bumpus. Friends started calling him Bumpus; the sobriquet soon evolved to Bump and was destined to last a lifetime.
Final Resting Place:
400 Essex Street
Swampscott, Massachusetts, 01907
Grave Location:Section A
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery through the old, original gate the road splits at the flag post. Take the right fork and drive a short distance to the next intersection. Walk to the right and look for the Kinsman Backhieri monument and you have found the final resting place of Bump Hadley.