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List of famous people buried in Elmwood 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 Elmwood Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Elmwood Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List people range from Bear Bryant to Sun Ra.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Elmwood Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Elmwood Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Elmwood Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Elmwood Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Elmwood Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
Sun Ra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
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Sun Ra


Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," prolific musical output, and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979. Controversial because of his eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle, and claiming that he was of the "Angel Race", and not from Earth but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona, using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. He preached awareness and peace above all. He abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra, and used several other names ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1914-1993)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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Mary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
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Mary Anderson was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade. In November 1903 Anderson was granted her first patent for an automatic car window cleaning device controlled inside the car, called the windshield wiper. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 87 (1866-1953)

Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America

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William Austin Burt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
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William Austin Burt was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed in America. He is referred to as the "father of the typewriter." Burt also invented the first workable solar compass, a solar use surveying instrument, and the equatorial sextant, a precision navigational aid to determine with one observation the location of a ship at sea. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1792-1858)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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John Edward Grenier was an American attorney and a pioneer in the development of the modern Republican Party in the U.S. state of Alabama. Grenier was a former litigator for Lange Simpson Robinson & Somerville, one of the oldest and most distinguished law firms in Birmingham. He was Alabama state Republican party chairman from 1962 to 1965. He then launched an unsuccessful campaign in 1966 for the United States Senate. He was thereafter active in 1986 in the election of Guy Hunt as the state's first Republican governor of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 77 (1930-2007)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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