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Famous People Buried in Ohio

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

This list features Warren G. Harding, William McKinley and more.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Ohio?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Ohio?"

From celebrity tombs at Ohio to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Ohio. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Ohio, like what year and where the person was born.
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Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 58 (1865-1923)

Birthplace: Ohio, Morrow County, United States, with Territories, Blooming Grove

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th president of the United States from 1921 until his death in 1923. A member of the Republican Party, he was one of the ...more

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John D. Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 98 (1839-1937)

Birthplace: Richford, New York

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest ...more

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 58 (1843-1901)

Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States of America

William McKinley Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination six months into his second term. ...more

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Paul Lynde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 56 (1926-1982)

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA

Paul Edward Lynde (; June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982) was an American comedian, voice artist, game show panelist and actor. A character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that ...more

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Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Orville Wright Dec. at 77 (1871-1948)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

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Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 45 (1867-1912)

Birthplace: Millville, Liberty Township, Indiana

Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) was the older of the two Wright brothers (the other being Orville), two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful ...more

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Ray Combs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 40 (1956-1996)

Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States of America

Raymond Neil Combs Jr. (April 3, 1956 – June 2, 1996) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and game show host. Combs began his professional career in the late 1970s. His popularity on the ...more

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James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 50 (1831-1881)

Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States of America

James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881 until his death by assassination six and a half months ...more

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Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864)

Birthplace: Walpack Township, New Jersey, United States of America

Anna Tuthill Harrison (née Symmes; July 25, 1775 – February 25, 1864), wife of President William Henry Harrison and grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison, was nominally First Lady of ...more
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William Henry Harrison ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 68 (1773-1841)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States in 1841. He died of typhoid, ...more

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Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 71 (1822-1893)

Birthplace: Delaware County, Ohio, Delaware, United States, with Territories

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served also as an American representative and governor of ...more

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Eddie Rickenbacker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 83 (1890-1973)

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful ...more
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Charles W. Chesnutt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 74 (1858-1932)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (June 20, 1858 – November 15, 1932) was an African-American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring ...more
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Newton D. Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 66 (1871-1937)

Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States of America

Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American lawyer, Georgist, politician, and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to ...more
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Levi Coffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 79 (1798-1877)

Birthplace: North Carolina

Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798 – September 16, 1877) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, farmer, businessman and humanitarian. An active leader in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio, ...more
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Friedrich Hecker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 70 (1811-1881)

Birthplace: Angelbachtal, Germany

Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker (September 28, 1811 – March 24, 1881) was a German lawyer, politician and revolutionary. He was one of the most popular speakers and agitators of the 1848 Revolution. ...more
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Paul Laurence Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 34 (1872-1906)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been ...more
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Frances McGovern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Frances McGovern (April 18, 1927 – February 6, 2004) was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. She was born in Akron, Ohio and lived there ...more
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David Mark Berger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 28 (1944-1972)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio

David Mark Berger (May 24, 1944 – September 6, 1972) was an American and Israeli Olympic weightlifter, and one of the eleven Israeli Olympians taken hostage and killed by the Palestinian group ...more
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Joseph Hooker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 65 (1814-1879)

Birthplace: Hadley, Massachusetts

Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army officer, achieving the rank of major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although he ...more
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Bernard Henry Kroger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 78 (1860-1938)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bernard Henry Kroger (January 24, 1860 – July 21, 1938), better known as Barney Kroger, was an American businessman who created the Kroger chain of supermarkets starting in 1883.
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James Mitchell Ashley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 72 (1824-1896)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James Mitchell Ashley (November 14, 1824 – September 16, 1896) was an American politician and abolitionist. A member of the Republican Party, Ashley served as a member of the United States House ...more
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Daniel McCook, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 30 (1834-1864)

Birthplace: Carrollton, Ohio

Daniel McCook Jr. (July 22, 1834 – July 17, 1864), one of the famed Fighting McCooks, was a brigade commander in the Union Army who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, ...more
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Ernest Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 49 (1878-1927)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Ernest Roland Ball (July 22, 1878 – May 3, 1927) was an American singer and songwriter, most famous for composing the music for the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" in 1912. He was ...more
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Godfrey Weitzel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 49 (1835-1884)

Birthplace: Pirmasens, Germany

Godfrey (Gottfried) Weitzel (November 1, 1835 – March 19, 1884) was a German-American major general in the Union army during the American Civil War. He was the acting Mayor of New Orleans during ...more