List of famous people buried in Eden Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Eden Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Eden Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.
List is made up of many different people, including Marian Anderson and Octavius Catto.
This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Eden Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Eden Cemetery?"From celebrity tombs at Eden Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Eden Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Eden Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
John Baxter Taylor Jr. was an American track and field athlete, notable as the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the most prominent African American member of the Irish American Athletic Club. He was a member of the Sigma Pi Phi, the first black fraternity. Taylor was a member of the gold medal medley relay team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. He ran the third leg, performing the 400 meters. He followed William Hamilton and Nate Cartmell and was followed by Mel Sheppard.. In both the first round and the final, Taylor received a lead from Cartmell and passed one on to Sheppard. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 26 (1882-1908)
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of Americasee more on John Taylor
Marian Anderson was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty." Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anderson declined, as she had no training in acting. She preferred to perform in concert and recital only. She did, however, perform opera arias within her concerts and recitals. She made many recordings that reflected her broad performance ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 96 (1897-1993)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Octavius Valentine Catto was a black educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist in Philadelphia. He became principal of male students at the Institute for Colored Youth, where he had also been educated. Born free in Charleston, South Carolina, in a prominent mixed-race family, he moved north as a boy with his family. He became educated and served as a teacher, becoming active in civil rights. As a man, he also became known as a top cricket and baseball player in 19th-century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Catto became a martyr to racism, as he was shot and killed in election-day violence in Philadelphia, where ethnic Irish of the Democratic Party, which was anti-Reconstruction and had ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 32 (1839-1871)
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
Jessie Redmon Fauset was an American editor, poet, essayist and novelist. Fauset was the literary editor of the NAACP magazine The Crisis. She also was the editor and co-author for the African-American children's magazine The Brownies' Book. She studied the teachings and beliefs of W.E.B Du Bois and considered him to be her mentor. Fauset was known as one of the most intelligent women novelists of the Harlem Renaissance, earning her the name "the midwife". In her lifetime she wrote four novels as well as poetry and short fiction. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 79 (1882-1961)
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America
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