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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 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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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam D. Denney - Christ Church Cemetery - Dover, Delaware

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56th Governor of the State of Delaware

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Delaware

date approved: 9/25/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonOsa Johnson

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Grave of early 20th century wildlife filmmaker and author.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wardnkathy

location: Kansas

date approved: 9/23/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMartin E Johnson

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Grave of early 20th century wildlife filmmaker and author.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wardnkathy

location: Kansas

date approved: 9/23/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEutrope de Saintes - Eglise Saint-Eutrope, Saintes, France

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[FR] C'est en 1842 que l'on retrouva dans la crypte de la basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes, un sarcophage, marqué du nom d'EUTROPIUS. [EN] Saint Eutropius of Saintes is venerated as the first bishop of Saintes, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Laura Secord, Heroine of the War of 1812 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

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A monument with the bust of Laura Secord, heroine of the War of 1812, marks her grave in Drummond Hill Cemetery in the Lundy's Lane Battlefield Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles Edward Travis - Masonic Cemetery - Chappell Hill, TX

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Charles E. Travis, the son of famous Texas hero Col. William Travis, is not known for what be became but what he ultimately did NOT achieve in his lifetime: a military fame in the footsteps his father's legendary prowess.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 9/4/2014

last visited: 8/31/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonBenjamin M. Prentiss - I.O.O.F. Miriam Cemetery - Bethany, Mo.

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Benjamin Prentiss was a Civil War Major General. He was best known as the general in charge of the defense of the "Hornet's Nest" at the Battle of Shiloh. His burial site is the I.O.O.F. Miriam Cemetery located at 12th & River Sts. in Bethany, Mo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Bell Hood - Metairie Cemetery - New Orleans, LA

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Confederate General John Bell Hood is buried in the Hennen family tomb, built for his wife's family, in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Louisiana

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: 8/10/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Peter "Honus" Wagner

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Honus Wagner is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He was one of the first 5-players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSavely Kramarov - Colma, CA

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Grave of actor Savely Kramarov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJosé Joaquín de Arrillaga - Soledad, CA

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Grave of the former governor of Alta California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/17/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoshua "Josh" Gibson - Pittsburgh, Pa.

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A star of the Negro Leagues, Josh never played in the Major League but is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/17/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLouis Majorelle - Cimetière de Préville, Nancy, France

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[FR] Louis Majorelle était un ébéniste et décorateur français du mouvement Art nouveau de l'École de Nancy dont il fut également vice-président. [EN] Louis Majorelle was one of the outstanding designers of furniture in the Art Nouveau style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: 6/25/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonÉmile Gallé - Cimetière de Préville, Nancy, France

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[FR] Émile Gallé est un industriel, maître verrier, ébéniste et céramiste français. [EN] Émile Gallé is considered to be one of the major forces in the French Art Nouveau movement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: 6/25/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonDr. John Harvey Kellogg

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Dr. John Harvey Kellogg family plot.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rafer3

location: Michigan

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonTomba di Rolandino dei Passaggeri - Bologna, Italy

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In the historic center of the city of Bologna in the middle of a square there is this tomb of Rolandino dei Passaggeri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonAndrew Carnegie - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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Andrew Carnegie was the self-made steel magnate in Pittsburgh who was controversial in how he treated his workers but left a long legacy of charity mainly through charities, institutes and foundations that bear his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWashington Irving - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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Washington Irving was a writer of legends set in the Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountains, the most famous of which are "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winckle."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: never

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