Category Archives: Famous graves

F. W. Blanchard, Part 2

Occasionally, gravestones and monuments give clues about the deceased that are subtle—and those clues can take different forms. In the F. W. Blanchard monument, for instance, there is a clue to what was a big part of Blanchard’s life and … Continue reading

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Tip Toe through the Tulips

LIDIAN Wife of Ralph Waldo Emerson Daughter of Charles & Lucy (Cotton) Jackson. Born September 20th 1802, close by Plymouth Rock as she loved to remember. Died November 13th 1892 in Concord. In 1968, in a quivering falsetto, singer musician … Continue reading

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The Last Ramone

 Joey Ramone/Jeffrey Ross Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001) was the lead vocalist of the punk rock band.   Joey died of lymphatic cancer and was buried at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.  Dee Dee Ramone /Douglas Glenn Colvin … Continue reading

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Quoth the Raven

The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping … Continue reading

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The King of Rock ‘n Roll

Recently my friend, Caroline Weiss, snapped this picture of Elvis Presley’s grave on her visit to Graceland, Elvis’ Memphis, Tennessee estate. It made me think about the annual Forbes list of the top earners from the grave.  Yes, those entertainers … Continue reading

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The hand that belonged to John Hancock

THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED A. D. MDCCCXCV  BY THE COM MONWEALTH OF MASSACHU SETTS TO MARK THE GRAVE OF JOHN HANCOCK   An impressive stele in the Granary Burying Ground marks the grave of John Hancock (January 23, 1737-October 8, 1793).  … Continue reading

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Mother Goose…Believe it or not?

HERE LYES Ye BODY OF MARY GOOSE WIFE TO ISAAC GOOSE; AGED 42 YEARS DEC’D OCTOBER Ye 19th 1690 Here lyeth also susana goose Ye [illegible] aged 15 mo died August .[illegible]. 1687 According to some, namely a 1930s travel writer, … Continue reading

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