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Famous & Unique Grave Stones

Grave sites of well known celebrities and lots of unorthodox tombstones
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Epitaphs From the Famous and not so Famous

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Fernand Arbelot was a musician and actor who died in 1990 and was buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery. He wished to gaze at the face of his wife for eternity.

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Nineteenth century graveyards sometimes included carved chairs for the comfort of visitors. In this function, the object was known as a mourning chair, and cemeteries have since provided, benches for similar purposes, most often movable units of the type used in parks, but also specimens in the tradition of the carved chairs.

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Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was a famous distiller known to this day for his company’s whiskey. He was born in 1850 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, a small town in a county that is, ironically, dry despite the location of the distillery. In a cautionary tale about early morning frustration, Jack Daniel died from complications from a broken toe after kicking his safe when he couldn’t remember the combination.

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Truths in epitaphs.

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After John Milburn's wife Sarah died in 1930, John wanted to be rid of all his money. He commissioned an elaborate series of statues of himself and his wife in various scenes of their lives together for her grave. The sculptures, in a cemetery in Hiawatha, Kansas cost $200,000.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda lay peacefully at rest in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland. In recent years a handful of visitors might wander through the cemetery looking for the grave of the cemetery’s most famous resident every week but since the movie, The Great Gatsby was released on May 10, 2013, more and more people are searching out the grave of the celebrated American writer.

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Actor Bela Lugosi was buried in one of his vampire capes. At the time of his death he was so poor and his family could not pay for his burial so Frank Sinatra quietly picked up the cost of the funeral.

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Born to Ride - Armand J. Laguerre III was a race car driver from Vermont who requested a personalized tombstone on his grave in Hope Cemetery. He sure got it.

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H. H. (Bill) Anger, (b. 1915 d. 1990) was a pioneer in the Englewood fishing industry, which accounts for his unusually shaped gravesite. His tombstone is placed inside the concrete boat, complete with steering pedestal and wheel, which is moored to two posts.

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