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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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  • 1
    Dec. at 79 (1914-1993)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    NationalityUnited 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

    The Best Sun Ra Albums of All Time#69 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time#44 of 105 The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

  • 2
    Dec. at 87 (1866-1953)

    BirthplaceAlabama

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Anderson was...  more

    #9 of 19 The Greatest Renaissance Women in American History#85 of 796 Famous American Inventors List#1 of 13 History’s Most Under-Appreciated Female Inventors

  • 3
    Dec. at 66 (1792-1858)

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 in...  more
  • 4
    Dec. at 77 (1930-2007)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 former...  more
  • 5
    Dec. at 69 (1913-1983)

    BirthplaceFordyce, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 football team....  more

    #19 of 95 The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time#240 of 432 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#2 of 133 The Best College Football Coaches of All Time

  • 6
    Dec. at 72 (1806-1878)

    BirthplaceTennessee

    NationalityConfederate States of America, United States of America

    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 and...  more
  • 7
    Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)

    BirthplaceWashington, 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 Emeritus...  more
  • 8
    Dec. at 11 (1951-1963)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

  • 9
    Dec. at 68 (1810-1878)

    BirthplaceDeep River, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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....  more
  • 10
    Dec. at 85 (1809-1895)

    BirthplaceLeesburg, Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 of an...  more
  • 11
    Dec. at 67 (1833-1900)

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina

    NationalityConfederate States of America, United States of America

    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 the...  more
  • 12
    Dec. at 50 (1822-1872)

    BirthplaceTennessee, United States of America

    NationalityConfederate States of America, 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 Territory, a...  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 59 (1835-1894)

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    NationalityConfederate States of America, United States of America

    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 in...  more
  • 14
    Dec. at 51 (1825-1877)

    BirthplaceParis, Tennessee

    NationalityConfederate States of America, United States of America

    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 Theater...  more
  • 15
    Dec. at 47 (1815-1862)

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 the...  more
  • 16
    Dec. at 51 (1820-1872)

    BirthplaceLancaster, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 17
    Dec. at 39 (1823-1863)

    BirthplaceTennessee

    NationalityConfederate States of America, United States of America

    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. He...  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 66 (1869-1936)

    BirthplaceMadison, Georgia

    George Gordon Crawford (August 24, 1869 – March 20, 1936) was an American industrialist....  more
  • 19
    Dec. at 80 (1921-2002)

    BirthplaceAdamsville, Alabama

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Honor—for his actions...  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 63 (1811-1875)

    BirthplaceOntario, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 "first of the...  more