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

This is a list that features people like John Thompson Dorrance and Samuel W. Crawford.

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

From celebrity tombs at Laurel Hill Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Laurel Hill Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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Elisha Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Elisha Kane Died at 37 (1820-1857) Elisha Kent Kane was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the ...more

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Frank Furness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Frank Furness Died at 73 (1839-1912) Frank Heyling Furness was an American architect of the Victorian era. He designed more than 600 buildings, most in the Philadelphia area, and is remembered for his eclectic, muscular, often ...more

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Charles Ferguson Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Charles Ferguson Smith Died at 55 (1807-1862) Charles Ferguson Smith was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and as a Union General in the American Civil War.

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George Meade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
George Meade Died at 57 (1815-1872) George Gordon Meade was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in the coastal construction of several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War ...more

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Samuel W. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Samuel W. Crawford Died at 63 (1829-1892) Samuel Wylie Crawford was a United States Army surgeon and a Union general in the American Civil War. Transferring to the infantry early in the war, he led a brigade at Cedar Mountain which ...more

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Joseph E. Widener is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Joseph E. Widener Died at 72 (1871-1943) Joseph Early Widener was a wealthy American art collector who was a founding benefactor of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A major figure in Thoroughbred horse racing, he was ...more

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Lawrence Saint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Lawrence Saint Died at 76 (1885-1961) Lawrence Bradford Saint was an American stained glass artist. His work is most notably featured in the Washington National Cathedral where he served as the head of the stained glass department.

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Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. Died at 83 (1923-2006) Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. was an American educator, sportsman, and philanthropist.

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Isaac J. Wistar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Isaac J. Wistar Died at 78 (1827-1905) Isaac Jones Wistar was an American lawyer, miner, farmer, soldier, and author. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, in which he was wounded twice, and was noted for his ...more

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John C. Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
John C. Pemberton Died at 67 (1814-1881) John Clifford Pemberton, was a career United States Army officer who fought in the Seminole Wars and with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He also served as a Confederate general ...more

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Peter Arrell Brown Widener is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Peter Arrell Brown Widener Died at 81 (1834-1915) Peter Arrell Brown Widener was an American businessman and head of the prominent Widener family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jacob Zeilin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Jacob Zeilin Died at 74 (1806-1880) Brigadier General Jacob A. Zeilin was the first United States Marine Corps non-brevet general. He served as the seventh commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1864 to 1876.

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Joshua T. Owen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Joshua T. Owen Died at 66 (1821-1887) Joshua Thomas Owen was an educator, politician, and soldier from Pennsylvania who served as a Union brigadier general during the American Civil War. He commanded the famed Philadelphia Brigade ...more

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James St. Clair Morton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
James St. Clair Morton Died at 35 (1829-1864) James St. Clair Morton was an American soldier, engineer and writer. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, primarily serving in the Western Theater.

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Stanley H. Ford is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Stanley H. Ford Died at 84 (1877-1961) Stanley Hamer Ford was a United States Army General. He was prominent as commander of the Philippine Department, 1st Infantry Division, VII Corps, VI Corps, and the Second United States Army.

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Henry Bohlen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Henry Bohlen Died at 52 (1810-1862) Henry Bohlen was an American Civil War Union Brigadier General. Before becoming the first foreign-born Union general in the Civil War, he fought in the Mexican-American War, and in the Crimean

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Samuel Mercer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Samuel Mercer Died at 63 (1799-1862) Samuel Mercer entered the United States Navy at a young age; he became a Midshipman in 1815. He served his country during the Mexican-American and US Civil war’s, He is also the father of Marine ...more

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Sylvanus William Godon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Sylvanus William Godon Died at 70 (1809-1879) Sylvanus William Godon was an American naval officer who served in the Mexican–American and American Civil Wars. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Godon entered the Navy in 1819 as a ...more

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William Lukens Elkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
William Lukens Elkins Died at 71 (1832-1903) William Lukens Elkins was an American businessman, inventor, and art collector.

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George C. Read is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery
George C. Read Died at 74 (1788-1862) George Campbell Read was a United States Naval Officer who served on Old Ironsides during the War of 1812 and commanded vessels in actions off the Barbary Coast and India. Read eventually rose ...more