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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 PersonEmmett Kelly, Jr. - Sierra Vista, Az.

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Emmett Kelly, Jr. was a second-generation clown known for his popular character called Weary Willie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/20/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRaúl Indipwo - Lisboa, Portugal

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Raul Indipwo was a popular singer, born in the ultramarine province of Angola in 1933

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCeleste Rodrigues - Lisboa, Portugal

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Celeste was a fado singer, sister of the most famous Portuguese artist of all time, Amália Rodrigues, who rests in the National Pantheon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 9/12/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge F. Bayer - City Cemetery - Hermann, MO

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The first land owner and founder of Hermann...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCarlos Paredes - Lisboa, Portugal

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Carlos Paredes is considered the best Portuguese guitar player from all time

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMaria Eugénia Rodrigues - Lisboa, Portugal

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Maria Eugénia Rodrigues was a notorious Portuguese actress who reach her highest moment of career in the late 40's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles D. Eitzen - City Cemetery - Hermann, MO

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Charles Eitzen not only was a founder of the city of Hermann, he was a representative of the German Society who brought all the Germans to Missouri in the 1800s...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonReverend Stanley Rother - Holy Trinity Cemetery, Okarche, OK

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Reverend Stanley Rother, a Catholic missionary to Guatemala, was murdered there in 1981 and is the first US-born priest and martyr to be beatified by the Catholic Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/22/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHermann Köhl - Pfaffenhofen a.d. Roth, BY, Germany

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Grab des Flugpioniers Hermann Köhl in Pfaffenhofen a. d. Roth..... Grave of the aviation pioneer Hermann Köhl in Pfaffenhofen a. d. Roth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jotheonly

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 8/22/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHarlan Fiske Stone - Washington D.C.

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He was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1925 to 1941 and then as the Chief Justice of the United States from 1941 until his death in 1946.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEdwin McMasters Stanton - Washington D.C.

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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCordell Hull - Washington D.C.

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Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Senator, US Congressman, Nobel Prize Laureate. He served as Secretary of State in the first three Administrations of President Franklin Roosevelt

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDaniel Todd Patterson - Washington D.C.

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United States Naval Officer- He was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War, and the War of 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonAlexander Macomb - Washington D.C.

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US War of 1812 General. He was the Commanding General of the United States Army from May 29, 1828, until his death on June 25, 1841. Macomb was the field commander at the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Philip Sousa - Washington D.C.

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Composer, Bandmaster. His fame rests on his marches, and he was known throughout the world as "The March King." The greatest is "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896). It was named the National March of the United States by an act of Congress.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Arthur "Candy" Cummings - Ware, MA

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The grave of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Candy Cummings is located in Aspen Grove Cemetery at Pleasant Street in Ware, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonElizabeth Gaskell - Knutsford, Cheshire, UK.

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Elizabeth Gaskell, a novelist (1810 - 1865) is buried in the grounds of the Brook Street Unitarian Chapel in Knutsford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: 6/23/2019

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Jackson Hunt - Washington D.C.

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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He served with the Regular Army and after retirement became governor of the Soldiers' Home in Washington D.C., where he later died and now rests.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSamuel Beckley Holabird - Washington D.C.

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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. On July 1, 1883, he was commissioned the United States Army's 17th Quartermaster General and served until June 16, 1890, when he retired after 40 years service.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Alexander “Black Jack” Logan - Washington D.C.

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Civil War Union Major General. In his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he issued General Order No. 11 of May 5, 1868 which established "Decoration Day," now known as "Memorial Day," as a national holiday.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge Dewey - Washington D.C.

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United States Navy Admiral. He was in command of the United States Naval forces who inflicted a stunning victory over the Spanish Fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn George Walker - Winchester VA

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Civil War Confederate Major General. He served under Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet, before commanding the Texas Division unit in the Trans-Mississippi Department, known as Walker's Greyhounds for their speed and agility.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Henry Fitzhugh Payne - Warrenton VA

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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He led the 2nd North Carolina at Chancellorsville, was captured again and imprisoned at Johnson's Island. After being exchanged, he was appointed Brigadier General in November 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCarter Littlepage Stevenson Jr. - Fredericksburg VA

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Civil War Confederate Major General. He was a career military officer, serving in the United States Army in several antebellum wars and then in the Confederate States Army as a general in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Hopkins Sibley - Fredericksburg VA

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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Commissioned a Brigadier General, Sibley went to San Antonio, where he helped organize three regiments of Texans into a brigade. He then launched an invasion of New Mexico and defeated the Federals at the Battle of Valverde, February 21, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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