Category Archives: Presidential graves

President Garfield, wounded by an assassin, killed by his doctors

The tomb, in the Lake View Cemetery was designed by George H. Keller, is a circular tower 50 feet in diameter soaring 180 feet high made of Ohio sandstone. Wrapped around the “porch” of the monument are five bas-relief panels … Continue reading

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William Henry Harrison and the body snatchers

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON SECRETARY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY DELEGATE OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TO CONGRESS TERRITORIAL GOVERNOR OF INDIANA MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM OHIO OHIO STATE SENATOR UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM OHIO MINISTER TO COLOMBIA NINTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED … Continue reading

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Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover, was the first president born west of the Mississippi and the first and only president born in Iowa.  Hoover was born August 10, 1874, to Quaker parents, Jessie and Hulda Minthorn Hoover, into a very modest two-room white … Continue reading

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 29, 1808, to Jacob Johnson and Mary McDonough Johnson.  His father died when he was but three years old and his mother was forced to take in weaving and spinning … Continue reading

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President Taylor: A Case of Bad Cherries or Murder?

Zachary Taylor was born September 24, 1784, in Orange County, Virginia, though, he grew up in Kentucky.  He joined the military and gained a reputation as an Indian fighter.  When the Mexican-American War broke out he served as a field … Continue reading

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President William Howard Taft

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 Harrison’s Grave

Crown Hill Cemetery is the third largest cemetery in the United States at 555 acres.  It was established June 1, 1864, and now is the burial ground of three Vice Presidents–Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas A. Hendricks, and Thomas R. Marshall–an … Continue reading

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