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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 PersonJudy Garland - Hartsdale, New York

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Judy Garland was best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 2/14/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFrank Reaugh - Oakland Memorial Park - Terrell, TX

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The "Dean of Texas Painters," artist Frank Reaugh ("Ray") is buried in historic Oakland Memorial Park, Terrell, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Summerfield Griffith - Oakland Memorial Park - Terrell, TX

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Besides being notable as an area pioneer and outstanding public servant, John Summerfield Griffith served in the Civil War as a lieutenant colonel in the Sixth Texas Cavalry (CSA), ultimately becoming a brigadier general in the Texas State Militia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/13/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonElizabeth Taylor - Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, CA

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Born to American parents in London, England, she studied ballet at the age of three and moved with her family to Los Angeles, California prior to the beginning of World War II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wicked witch of the west coast

location: California

date approved: 2/10/2016

last visited: 2/10/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn J. Enneking - Fairview Cemetery - Boston, MA

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John J. Enneking, who site has a view of Great Blue Hill, was a well known painter and is considered one of the first American Impressionists, as well as a former commissioner for the Metropolitan District Commission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEdward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan - Hartsdale, NY

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Ed Sullivan was long time host of the popular TV Variety show that bore his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoan Crawford - Hartsdale, NY

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Joan Crawford was a renowned actress who won an Academy Award for her role in the movie “Mildred Pierce.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonOtto Hahn - Göttingen, Germany

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Otto Hahn, nobel prize laureate rest on Stadtfriedhof in Göttingen, Lower Saxony.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCabell "Cab" Calloway - Hartsdale, NY

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Cab Calloway was a singer and bandleader who became famous for his performances at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDabbs Greer - Peace Valley Cemetery - Anderson, MO

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Grave marker for well-known movie and television character actor Dabbs Greer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/25/2016

last visited: 1/24/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJosé Antonio Yorba - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Located in the cemetery at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/17/2016

last visited: 5/3/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonJolie Gabor de Szigethy - Desert Memorial Park Cemetery - Cathedral City, CA

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It seems Jolie Gabor was famous for being famous, like so many other 'celebrities' in our society.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEugene Claude Harmon - Desert Memorial Park Cemetery - Cathedral City, CA

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Harmon's grave resides near a large tree within Desert Memorial Park Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBobbe Van Heusen - Desert Memorial Park Cemetery - Cathedral City, CA

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Bobbe Van Heusen's grave resides next to her husband's in Desert Memorial Park Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames Van Heusen - Desert Memorial Park Cemetery - Cathedral City, CA

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Jimmy Van Heusen is buried next to his wife, Bobbe, in Desert Memorial Park Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMagda Gabor - Desert Memorial Park Cemetery - Cathedral City, CA

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Magda Gabor is buried next to her mother, Jolie, in Desert Memorial Park Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPhiip P Bliss - Rome, PA

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Philip P. Bliss is known for writing Gospel Hymns. His monument gravestone was erected from donations from Sunday Schools in the U.S. and Britain in a response to the invitation of D.L. Moody.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/3/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames Francis "Jimmy" Cagney - Valhalla, New York

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Jimmy Cagney was one of Hollywood most renowned actors. Performing first on the stage and then on the silver screen. His acting career spanned more than 60-years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 12/20/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Houdini - Valhalla, New York

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Wilhelmina Beatrice Houdini was the stage assistant and wife of Harry Houdini.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 12/19/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Patrick McSherry - Valhalla, New York

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John McSherry was one of the most respected umpires in the National League. He worked Major League games from 1971 until his death on Opening Day of the 1996 Baseball Season.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: New York

date approved: 12/19/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWillis Sharpe Kilmer - Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, NY

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"Marketing pioneer, newspaperman, and horse breeder...Kilmer was perhaps best known for advertising and promoting his uncle's Swamp Root patent medicine formula"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCesar Chavez - Keene, CA

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The grave of Labor leader Cesar Chavez.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam P. Hardeman -- Texas State Cemetery, Austin TX

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William P. Hardeman, who lived a swashbuckling life as a frontiersman, Indian fighter, and military commander, is buried literally steps from Stephen F Austin's grave at the Texas State Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonBG William R. Scurry, CSA -- Texas State Cemetery, Austin TX

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The grave of former Confederate Army Brigadier General William R. Scurry, the namesake of Scurry County, Texas, at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonLt. Gov. Robert D. "Bob" Bullock -- Texas State Cemetery, Austin TX

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The grave of Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, at the Texas State Cemetery that he adopted as a personal cause and turned into a safe, respectful place for all Texans to enjoy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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