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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 PersonLawrence F. O'Brien Jr. - Agawam, MA

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The grave of former political strategist, US Postmaster General, and Commissioner of the National Basketball Association Lawrence F. O'Brien Jr. is located in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA. N42 07.077 W72 32.212

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/14/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoseph Morello - Springfield, MA

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The grave of musician, teacher and author Joseph Morello who is most well known as the jazz drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet is located in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/12/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonOliver Ellsworth - Windsor, CT

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The grave of colonial and American statesman, diplomat, and third Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Oliver Ellsworth is located in Palisado Cemetery in Windsor, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/11/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonAngus McMillan, Sale, Vic, Australia

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Angus McMillan explored most of the Gippsland Region of Victoria in 1840, and is buried in the Sale Public Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 9/9/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge Washington Carver - Tuskegee, Al.

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George Washington Carver was a prominent inventor, scientist and educator known for his research with various plants including peanuts and sweet potatoes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/3/2017

last visited: 7/28/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonAdolf Loos - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Architekt / Austrian architect

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEmil & Kelly Mitchell -- Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian MS

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The adjacent graves of Emil & Kelly Mitchell, "King and Queen of the Gypsies", at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian MS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonBooker T. Washington - Tuskegee, Al.

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Born into slavery in Franklin County, Virginia Booker T. Washington became the first president of Tuskegee Institute, which is today known as Tuskegee University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: 7/28/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonMaxim Hiram - West Norwood Cemetery, London, UK

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Maxim Hiram is best known as the inventor of the first, portable fully automatic machine gun known as the "Maxim Gun". He also laid claim to several other inventions such as the electric light bulb, the mousetrap and hair-curling irons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/27/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonTheophilos Hansen - Wien, Austria

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Weltberühmter Architekt / World-famous architect

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 8/22/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPrince Rainier III of Monaco - Monaco-ville, Monaco

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Prince Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi of Monaco is buried next to his wife Princess Grace Kelly Grimaldi of Monaco in St. Nicholas Cathedral, 4 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Monaco

date approved: 8/20/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeneral Stanislaw Maczek - Breda, The Netherlands

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The grave of general Stanislaw Maczek

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kpt. Davy Jones

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 8/13/2017

last visited: 8/16/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonAlois Negrelli, Ritter von Moldelbe - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Ingenieur des Verkehrsbaus / Austrian engineer of transport construction

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMichael Thonet - Wien, Austria

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Pionier der Möbelproduktion und des Möbeldesigns / Pioneer of furniture production and furniture design

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDavid Wilber - Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta, NY

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David Wilber was a businessman, a director of banks and railroads and was elected to Congress.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Rennie - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK

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The grave of Sir John Rennie, a Victorian engineer, is located in Kensal Green Cemetery in London. Rennie is most famous as the engineer responsibe for the building of the 1831 (opened)London Bridge now in the USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBlessed Brother André - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Blessed Brother Andre was declared a saint in 2010 and is buried in a shrine at the church he helped to build, St. Joseph's Oratory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: 7/9/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn McDouall Stuart - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK

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The tomb of John McDouall Stuart has an inscription advising that he was "the first who crossed the continent from the Southern to Indian Ocean". The tomb is located in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Makepeace Thackeray - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK

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The Tomb of William Makepeace Thackeray, author of "Vanity Fair", is located in Kensal Green Cemetery, London. The inscription of the tomb is just readable but his monogram, "WMT", is still visible at the foot of the tomb.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoseph Manton - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK

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Joseph Manton, who died in 1835, is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in London. Manton was a gunsmith and played a part in developing the modern artillery shell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir Marc Isambard Brunel - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK

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The grave of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel is located in the Kensal Green Cemetery in London. The grave (plot) also holds the remains of his equally famous son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Both were great Victorian engineers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSherman Hemsley - Fort Bliss National Cemetery - El Paso, TX

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Sherman Hemsley was a comic and actor who probably is best known for his work as George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons." Having served in the United States Air Force, he is buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLillian Richard - Fouke Cemetery - Fouke, TX

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While you never saw her depicted on any Quaker packaging, Lillian Richard (Williams) was one of several ladies who assumed the role of Aunt Jemima, to travel the country to promote Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir Alexander Campbell - Cataraqui Cemetery - Kingston, ON

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Gravesite of Sir Alexander Campbell, a Father of Canadian Confederation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/29/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJean Regnault de Segrais - Fontenay le Pesnel - France

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Jean Regnault de Segrais, né le 22 août 1624 à Caen et mort le 25 mars 1701, est un poète, homme de lettres et traducteur. Jean Regnault de Segrais, born on August 22, 1624 in Caen and died on March 25, 1701, is a French poet, writer and translator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 7/26/2017

last visited: never

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