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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 PersonDylan Thomas - Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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Dylan Marlais Thomas is buried in the graveyard of St.Martin's Church, Laugharne. His grave is marked by a plain white cross. His wife, Caitlin Thomas, is buried in the same grave and her name appears on the reverse side of the cross.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2014

last visited: 3/18/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonOliver Cowdery - Pioneer Cemetery - Richmond, MO

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Oliver Cowdery died in Richmond, Ray, MO in his 44th year. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Maria Louise Cowdery Johnson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDavid Whitmer - Richmond Cemetery - Richmond, MO

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"Was an early adherent of the Latter Day Saint movement who eventually became the most interviewed of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon's golden plates." - Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJacob Whitmer - Pioneer Cemetery - Richmond, MO

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"Was the second born child of Peter Whitmer, Sr. and Mary Musselman. He is primarily remembered as one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon's golden plates." - Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPeter Whitmer - Pioneer Cemetery - Richmond, MO

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One of the 3 witnesses buried in Ray County, Missouri; and one of eight original witnesses to the origins of the Church of Jesus Christ or Latter-Day Saints

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEdmée Jeanne Jacob Jarlaud - Acheux en Amienois-Picardië-France

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Grave of Edmée Jeanne jacob Jarlaud.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lopac44

location: Picardie, France

date approved: 4/8/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSacristy of San Dominico Maggiore and The Arogonese Coffins - Naples, Campania, Italy

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The Arogonese Coffins are located in the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, which was constructed in the 14th century. The gallery houses 42 coffins including nobles such as Alphonse of Aragon, Fernando I, and Fernando II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Italy

date approved: 4/8/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMadison Starke Perry - Oak Ridge Cemetery - Rochelle, FL

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Madison Starke Perry, the 4th Governor of the State of Florida (October 5, 1857 - October 7, 1861), is interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFuller Warren - Nettle Ridge Cemetery - Blountstown, FL

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Fuller Warren, the 30th Governor of the State of Florida (January 4, 1949 – January 6, 1953), is interred in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 3/15/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Muir - Martinez, CA

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The grave of naturalist John Muir in Martinez, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/11/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBertram Wagstaff Mills (1873-1938), St Giles Church, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, UK

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The grave of Bertram Mills, famous owner of the Bertram Mills Circus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/11/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCardinal Richelieu

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[FR] Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu est cardinal en 1622 et principal ministre de Louis XIII en 1624. [EN] Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal-duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble and statesman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 3/11/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonAlexander Campbell - Campbell Cemetery - Bethany, West Virginia

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Historic religious leader and educator buried family cemetery in Bethany, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/11/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLt-Col Julien Brosseau - Laprairie, Québec, Canada

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Lt-Col Julien Brosseau Memorial is located in Laprairie, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 3/11/2014

last visited: 3/30/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Jennings Bryan Dorn - Bethel United Methodist Church - Greenwood, SC

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Bethel United Methodist Church is located on Bethel Road, off of Callison Highway (SC 67) in south Greenwood County, South Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: South Carolina

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir George-Étienne Cartier - Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sir George-Étienne Cartier grave is located in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 3/2/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPatrick Gass Grave - Wellsburg, West Virginia

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Grave of the oldest surviving member of the Corps of Discovery in Wellsburg, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/27/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPeter Verigin - Castlegar, BC

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Peter "Lordly" Verigin was the individual who led the Doukhobors on their migration from oppression and religious persecution in Russia to their new homes in Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Prime Minister John Thompson - Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Sir John Sparrow David Thompson is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. He served as Prime Minister of Canada from December 5, 1892 until his sudden death in office on December 12, 1894.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 2/13/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeneral James Shields - St. Mary's Cemetery - Carollton, Mo.

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James Shields was a Brigadier General in the Mexican and Civil Wars and a Senator for three different states.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/13/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Albrecht Dürer - Nürnberg, Germany, BY

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At the graveyard 'Johannisfriedhof' in Nürnberg, Germany, Bayern is the grave of Albrecht Dürer located. He was a famous German artist living in the 15th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 2/13/2014

last visited: 3/27/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonFrantisek Stastny, Olsanske hrbitovy, Praha, Czech Republic

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CZ: Hrob Františka Štastného, úspešného motocyklového závodníka 50. a 60. let 20. století. EN: Grave of Frantisek Stastny, Czech Grand Prix motorcycle road racer (in the 50th and 60th 20th century).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Petrs11

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/28/2014

last visited: 4/5/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonCpl. Harlon H. Block - Harlingen TX

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This Grave of a Famous Person for Cpl. Harlon H. Block is just south of the Iwo Jima War Memorial at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHeinz Erhardt - Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, Germany

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Das Grab des Schauspielers, Dichters und Entertainers Heinz Erhardt

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Astartus

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 1/28/2014

last visited: 3/29/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Freddy Fender - San Benito TX

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This Grave of a Famous Person for Baldemar Huerta aka Freddy Fender is in San Benito Memorial Park in San Benito, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2014

last visited: never

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