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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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Image for John Bell Hood - Metairie Cemetery - New Orleans, LAview gallery
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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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Grave of a Famous PersonBohuslav Martinu - Policka - Czech Republik

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Grave of music composer Bohuslav Martinu in Policka cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: 7/16/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir John Forrest GCMG - Karrakatta, Western Australia

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A noted explorer and statesman

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Curtin - Karrakatta, Western Australia

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The final resting place of John Curtin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSgt. Tommy Prince - Brookside Cemetery - Winnipeg MB

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This Grave of a Famous Person, Sgt. Tommy Prince, is in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 11/15/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonBill Mosienko - Brookside Cemetery - Winnipeg MB

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This Grave of a Famous Person, Bill Mosienko, is in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: 11/15/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharlie "Chuck" Gardiner - Brookside Cemetery - Winnipeg MB

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This Grave of a Famous Person, Charlie "Chuck" Gardiner, is in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: 11/15/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonFrancis Evans Cornish - Brookside Cemetery - Winnipeg MB

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This Grave of a Famous Person, Francis Evans Cornish, is in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: 11/15/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonPaul von Andreae, Gut Mielenforst Cologne, Germany

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[D] Grabstätte der Familie Paul und Emmy Andreae auf Gut Mielenforst. [E] Gravesite of Paul and Emmy von Andreae on Mielenforst-Manor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gehod

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonByron Nelson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Denton, TX

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Golf legend Byron Nelson is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJake L. Hamon - Rose Hill Cemetery - Ardmore, OK

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Grave of Jake Louis Hamon, one of the architects of the Warren G. Harding election campaign and the Teapot Dome affair. Hamon never lived to profit from Teapot Dome, as he was murdered by his mistress shortly after Harding's election.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/25/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Bacon - Wilmington, North Carolina

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Henry Bacon is an architect who is best known for his design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/22/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonKurt Tucholsky, Mariefred, Sweden

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Quite a simple grave for this famous journalist and writer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Södermanland, Sweden

date approved: 6/22/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDavid McClure Brinkley - Wilmington, North Carolina

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David Brinkley was the award winning broadcaster for both NBC and ABC News.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/22/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSamuel Curtis - Oakland Cemetery - Keokuk, Ia.

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This imposing granite obisk is located at the northeastern portion of the Oakland Cemetery - 1802 Carroll Street in Keokuk, Ia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 6/21/2014

last visited: never

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