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Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery

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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.
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Sun Ra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 79 (1914-1993)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Le Sony'r Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993), better known as Sun Ra, was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his ...more

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Mary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 87 (1866-1953)

Birthplace: Alabama

Mary Elizabeth Anderson (February 19, 1866 – June 27, 1953) was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade. On November 10, 1903 ...more
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William Austin Burt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 66 (1792-1858)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts

William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 – August 18, 1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed ...more
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John Grenier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1930-2007)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

John Edward Grenier (August 24, 1930 – November 6, 2007) 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 ...more
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Bear Bryant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1913-1983)

Birthplace: Fordyce, Arkansas

Paul William "Bear" Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama ...more

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Gideon Johnson Pillow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1806-1878)

Birthplace: Tennessee

Gideon Johnson Pillow (June 8, 1806 – October 8, 1878) was an American lawyer, politician, speculator, slaveowner, United States Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican–American War ...more
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Milton Grafman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Milton Louis Grafman (April 21, 1907 – May 28, 1995) was an American rabbi who led Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1941 until his retirement in 1975 and then served as Rabbi ...more
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Carol Denise McNair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 12 (1951-1963)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

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Alpheus S. Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 68 (1810-1878)

Birthplace: Deep River, Connecticut, United States of America

Alpheus Starkey Williams (September 29, 1810 – December 21, 1878) was a lawyer, judge, journalist, U.S. Congressman, and a Union general in the American Civil War.
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Philip St. George Cooke ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Philip St. George Cooke Dec. at 86 (1809-1895)

Birthplace: Leesburg, Virginia

Philip St. George Cooke (June 13, 1809 – March 20, 1895) was a career United States Army cavalry officer who served as a Union General in the American Civil War. He is noted for his authorship ...more
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Colton Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1833-1900)

Birthplace: South Carolina

Colton Greene (July 7, 1833 – September 23, 1900) was an American businessman and soldier. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, mostly leading cavalry units. After ...more
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James Patton Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Dec. at 50 (1822-1872)

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America

James Patton Anderson (February 16, 1822 – September 20, 1872) was an American physician, lawyer, and politician, most notably serving as a United States Congressman from the Washington ...more
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William W. Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
William W. Allen Dec. at 59 (1835-1894)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

William Wirt Allen (September 11, 1835 – November 21, 1894) was a Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He rose through the ranks to command a division ...more
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Elkanah Greer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Elkanah Greer Dec. at 52 (1825-1877)

Birthplace: Paris, Tennessee

Elkanah Brackin (or Bracken) Greer (October 11, 1825 – March 25, 1877) was an antebellum cotton planter, merchant, and then a general in the Confederate States Army who served in the Western ...more
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Thomas Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Thomas Williams Dec. at 47 (1815-1862)

Birthplace: Albany, New York

Thomas R. Williams (January 16, 1815 – August 5, 1862) was an antebellum United States Army officer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was killed as he commanded ...more
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Andrew Porter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Andrew Porter Dec. at 52 (1820-1872)

Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Andrew Porter (July 10, 1820 – January 3, 1872) was an American army officer who was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was an important staff officer under ...more
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Preston Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Preston Smith Dec. at 40 (1823-1863)

Birthplace: Tennessee

Preston Smith (December 25, 1823 – September 19, 1863) was a lawyer and soldier from the state of Tennessee who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ...more
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George Gordon Crawford ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
George Gordon Crawford Dec. at 67 (1869-1936)

Birthplace: Madison, Georgia

George Gordon Crawford (August 24, 1869 – March 20, 1936) was an American industrialist.
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Henry E. Erwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Henry E. Erwin Dec. at 81 (1921-2002)

Birthplace: Adamsville, Alabama

Henry Eugene "Red" Erwin, Sr., (May 8, 1921 – January 16, 2002) was a United States Army Air Forces airman and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration—the Medal of ...more
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Eber Brock Ward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Eber Brock Ward Dec. at 64 (1811-1875)

Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

Eber Brock Ward (December 25, 1811 – January 2, 1875) was an American iron and steel manufacturer and shipbuilder. He was known as the "steamship king of the Great Lakes" and as the ...more