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Grave of a Famous Person
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Description:
Locations of the final resting places of famous individuals.
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Many individuals throughout history have gained wide notoriety through their deeds, efforts, or contributions to society. For those whose time among the living has passed, their final resting place serves as an ideal location to reflect upon their lives, and how the world was impacted as a result of their actions.

The purpose of this category is to identify the locations of the gravesites of such famous individuals so that others might honor their memory by visiting their final resting place.

We ask that all activities related to the posting or visiting of Waymarks in this category take place showing the utmost respect for the deceased, their families, and the surrounding area.

Always keep in mind that activities within any cemetery can be a point of great sensitivity among individuals both within and outside of our community. Do not touch, deface, or place items directly on markers or headstones. Please act appropriately and responsibly when you are in the area of these final resting places, including observing all posted hours of access.
Instructions for Posting a Grave of a Famous Person Waymark:
To qualify in this category, submitted Waymarks must meet the following criteria:

1) The individual whose gravesite location is being recorded must be widely recognized, rather than just locally known.

2) To assure that a respectful period of time has gone by since the individual has passed on, only gravesites of those who were laid to rest five or more years ago can be included.

3) A respectful photograph of the grave marker or headstone must be provided. If possible, the photograph should clearly identify the deceased by name.

4) You must have personally visited the location, obtained the coordinates using a GPSr and taken the qualifying photographs while at the location. Coordinates should be taken at the actual location of the grave, or as close as reasonably possible. If the grave is located inside a building, coordinates should for the entrance to the building).

5) Gravesites must be in publicly accessible areas. Gravesites located in closed or restricted areas will not be allowed.

6) If the descriptive text provided for the waymark includes text copied in whole or in part from another web site or sites, you MUST provide a "source" reference in the description to give credit to the source from which the text was obtained. Example: "Source: http://www.wikipedia.com/Name_of_Deceased"
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a visit log for waymarks in this category, you must have personally visited the waymark location. When logging your visit, please provide a note describing your visit experience, along with any additional information about the waymark or the surrounding area that you think others may find interesting.

We especially encourage you to include any pictures that you took during your visit to the waymark. However, only respectful photographs are allowed. Logs which include photographs representing any form of disrespectful behavior (including those showing personal items placed on or near the grave location) will be subject to deletion.
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Grave of a Famous PersonBeauford Halbert Jester

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36th Governor of Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/16/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir Robert Rawlinson - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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Robert Rawlinson is most well known and respected for the work he performed in respect to sanitation that affected many people in the UK as well as British troops serving in the Crimean War. He is interred in Brompton Cemetery with his wife.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEmmeline Pankhurst - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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Emmeline Pankhurst was a leading British women's rights activist, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote. She is interred in Brompton Cemetery in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Snow - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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John Snow, who discovered that cholera was a water borne rather than air borne disease, is interred in Brompton Cemetery in London. As well as his cholera discovery he was also a pioneer in the field of anaesthetics.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonArchibald M Low - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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Archibald M Low is interred in Brompton Cemetery in London where his final resting place is marked by a very simple headstone. Archibald Low was recognised as the "Father of radio guidance systems" due to his work in that field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonThornton Waldo Burgess - Springfield Cemetery - Springfield, MA

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Conservationist, naturalist and famous author of children stories Thornton W. Burgess is buried in Springfield Cemetery, 171 Maple Street, Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/13/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFerdinand and Isabella - Granada, Spain

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The Royal Chapel of Granada is a mausoleum housing the remains of the Catholic Monarchs (Spanish: Los Reyes Católicos)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Andalucía, Spain

date approved: 12/12/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJónas Hallgrímsson - Thingvellir, Iceland

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Jónas Hallgrímsson was a poet, author and naturalist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 12/7/2014

last visited: 6/19/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonEinar Benediktsson - Thingvellir, Iceland

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Einar Benediktsson was a notable Icelandic poet and lawyer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: 6/19/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd -- Akins Cem., Akins OK

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The grave of Charles Arthur Floyd, located next to the graves of his parents, in this peaceful small-town-Oklahoma cemetery. To the world he was "Pretty Boy Floyd", a bank robber and cold-blooded mass murderer. To his parents, he was "Son".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/3/2014

last visited: 12/4/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonBlind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery - Wortham, TX

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"Blind" Lemon Jefferson, the Father of Texas Blues, is buried in Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery (previously known as the Wortham Negro Cemetery), Wortham, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/30/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGalileo Galilei in Basilica of Santa Croce - Firenze, Italia

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Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: 8/9/2007

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Grave of a Famous PersonSusanna Dickinson

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One out of two American survivors in 1836 Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, where her husband, Captain Almaron Dickinson, and 182 other Texian defenders were killed by the Mexican Army. The second survivor was her infant daughter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRosie Lee Moore Hall (Aunt Jamima)

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The last human to portray the character of Aunt Jemima from 1950-1967 for the Quaker Oats Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMax Causey - I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Caddo Mills, TX

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Max Causey is known to history for his role in the trial of Jack Ruby, who murdered John F. Kennedy's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, on November 24, 1963.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRichard M. Gano - Oakland Cemetery - Dallas, TX

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Richard Montgomery Gano is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, TX, on the left side of the circle at the end of the main road. His name is pronounced "guh-NO," and he had a brilliant career as a physician, soldier, and minister.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: 9/8/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonBelle Starr - Near Porum, OK

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The grave of "Bandit Queen" Belle Starr is in the woods at Younger's Bend, about seven miles southwest of Porum, OK. She lived here in a cabin until she was murdered in 1889.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/3/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam H. Russell - Palmyra, MO

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"Russell was high-spirited, adventurous, and somewhat reckless. Yet he was one of the most respected businessmen in Missouri." ~ xphomestation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/2/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Sappington Marmaduke Jefferson City MO

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Born in Arrow Rock, Missouri into one of Missouri's most famous political families. Son of Missouri governor. West Point graduate(1857). Confederate Civil War General who was wounded severely at Shiloh in Tennessee. After war became MO governor-1884.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Carpe Diem59

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMoses Austin - Potosi, MO

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He started colonization in Missouri, then received permission to do so in Texas, His son had to finish the "Colony of 300"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonField Marshal Augustin Ehrensvärd - Helsinki, Finland

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This is the tomb of Field Marshal Augustin Ehrensvärd, located in the fortress of Suomenlinna, on an island near Helsinki.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Finland

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: 8/27/2009

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Grave of a Famous PersonMajor James Wilson, Troy, Missouri

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Major James Wilson, 3rd Missouri M.S.M., Cavalry played an important part in Missouri's Civil War history. In 1864 he was captured along with several of his men. They were executed during Confederate General Sterling Price's Raid across the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Carpe Diem59

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBurkett Howard "Uncle Josh" Graves - Hendersonville, Tn

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"Uncle Josh" Graves was a renowned dobro player and a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSaint Margaret of Hungary - Budapest, Hungary

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Saint Margaret, O.P., (January 27, 1242 – January 18, 1271) was a Dominican nun and the daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marcius

location: Hungary

date approved: 10/5/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonTombe de Luis Mariano - Arcangues,Fr

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The tomb of the operetta singer Luis Mariano La tombe du chanteur d'operette Luis Mariano

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sara et gege

location: Aquitaine, France

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: 9/29/2014

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