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Famous People Buried in Forest Hills Cemetery

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including E. E. Cummings and Susan Dimock.

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

From celebrity tombs at Forest Hills Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Forest Hills Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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    Alice Stone Blackwell (September 14, 1857 – March 15, 1950) was an American feminist, suffragist, journalist, radical socialist, and human rights advocate....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1857-1950)
    • Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey
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    Edward Estlin "E. E." Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower case spellings for poetic expression. His use of lower case extended to rendering even the personal pronoun I as i, as in the phrase "i shall go.”...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1894-1962)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Susan Dimock

    Susan Dimock M.D. (April 24, 1847 – May 7, 1875) was a pioneer in American medicine who received her qualification as a doctor from the University of Zurich in 1871 and was subsequently appointed resident physician of the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1872. The hospital, now known as the Dimock Community Health Center, was renamed in her honor after her tragic drowning in 1875. Dimock was traveling to Europe for pleasure and profession when she died in the shipwreck of the SS Schiller off the coast of the Scilly Isles. She is also remembered for becoming the first woman member of the North Carolina Medical Society....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 28 (1847-1875)
    • Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina
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    Oliver Dyer

    Oliver Dyer (April 26, 1824 – January 13, 1907) was an American journalist, author, teacher, lawyer and stenographer. A pioneer in phonography, he developed his own shorthand system which was the first to be adopted for use in the United States. It was used not only for courtroom testimony but also for recording political events such as the Free Soil Convention in Buffalo, New York, and sessions of the 30th United States Congress in Washington, D.C., in 1848. It was in the latter role that he became the first Congressional shorthand reporter. Dyer also had a successful career as a columnist for a number of popular publications, such as the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York Ledger and The Sun,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1824-1907)
    • Birthplace: Porter, New York