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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
Died at 79 (1914-1993) 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 ...more

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

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William Austin Burt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 66 (1792-1858) 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 ...more

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John Grenier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 77 (1930-2007) 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 ...more

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Bear Bryant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 70 (1913-1983) Paul William "Bear" Bryant was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team. During his ...more

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Gideon Johnson Pillow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 72 (1806-1878) Gideon Johnson Pillow was a wealthy and influential American lawyer, politician, landowner and speculator, slaveowner, United States Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican-American ...more

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Milton Grafman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 88 (1907-1995) Milton Louis Grafman was an American rabbi who led Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1941 until his retirement in 1975 and then served as Rabbi Emeritus from 1975 until his death in ...more

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Carol Denise McNair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 12 (1951-1963)

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Alpheus S. Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 68 (1810-1878) Alpheus Starkey Williams 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 Died at 86 (1809-1895) Philip St. George Cooke 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 of an Army cavalry manual, and is ...more

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Colton Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 67 (1833-1900) Colton Greene was an American businessman and soldier. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, mostly leading cavalry units. After the war he pursued several successful ...more

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James Patton Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Died at 50 (1822-1872) James Patton Anderson was an American physician, lawyer, and politician, most notably serving as a United States Congressman from the Washington Territory, a Mississippi state legislator, and a ...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 Died at 59 (1835-1894) William Wirt Allen was a Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He rose through the ranks to command a division in the Cavalry Corps of the Army of ...more

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Elkanah Greer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Elkanah Greer Died at 52 (1825-1877) Elkanah Brackin Greer was an antebellum cotton planter, merchant, and then a general in the Confederate States Army who served in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

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Thomas Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Thomas Williams Died at 47 (1815-1862) Thomas R. Williams was an antebellum United States Army officer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed as he commanded the Union troops at the ...more

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Andrew Porter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Andrew Porter Died at 52 (1820-1872) Andrew Porter 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 George B. McClellan during the ...more

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Preston Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Preston Smith Died at 40 (1823-1863) Preston Smith 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. He was killed in action during a night ...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 Died at 67 (1869-1936) George Gordon Crawford 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 Died at 81 (1921-2002) Henry Eugene "Red" Erwin, Sr., was a United States Army Air Forces airman and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. ...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 Died at 64 (1811-1875) Eber Brock Ward was an American iron and steel manufacturer and shipbuilder. He was known as the "steamship king of the Great Lakes" and as the "first of the iron kings." ...more