Category Archives: Presidential graves

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BENJAMIN HARRISON AUGUST 20, 1833 – MARCH 13, 1901 LAWYER AND PUBLICIST COL. 70th REG. IND. VOL. WAR 1861-1865 BREVETTED BRIGADIER GENERAL 1865 U.S. SENATOR 1881-1887 PRESIDENT 1889-1893 STATESMAN, YET FRIEND TO TRUTH OF SOUL, SINCERE IN ACTION, FAITHFUL   AND IN HONOUR CLEAR Harrison served … Continue reading

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The Flint Granite Company

  The Flint Granite Company of New York was, according to their brochure, “builders of artistic memorials in granite, marble and bronze.” Like many companies, The Flint Granite Company issued a catalog for potential customers showing the various sorts of … Continue reading

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Off the Rack

FAMILY WM A. MOORE WILLIAM A. MOORE, 1823 – 1906 LAURA J. MOORE, 1837 – 1911 Wm. V. MOORE, 1856 – 1925 JANE A. MOORE, 1859 – 1937 The William A. Moore family monument in the Elmwood Cemetery at Detroit … Continue reading

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Look-a-likes

Chester Alan Arthur (b. October 5, 1829, Fairfield, Vermont – November 18, 1886) was the 21st President of the United States (1881–85). He assumed the office upon the death of James Garfield who was felled by an assassin’s bullet and a host of … Continue reading

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The Eternal Flame

50 years ago today, Jacqueline Kennedy lit the eternal flame marking the grave of the fallen president, John F. Kennedy, who lies buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  The flame was requested by Mrs. Kennedy who was inspired by several sources including … Continue reading

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Taft’s Gravestone Revisted

The elegant 14 and a half foot tall Stony Creek granite monument designed by James Earl Frazer marks the graves of United States President William Howard Taft and his wife and First Lady, Helen Herron Taft.  Gold lettering states their names … Continue reading

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President James Buchanan

HERE REST THE REMAINS OF JAMES BUCHANAN FIFTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BORN IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA. APRIL 23, 1791: DIED AT WHEATLAND. JUNE 1, 1868. James Buchanan served as president from 1857 to the eve of the Civil … Continue reading

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