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Famous People Buried in Rosedale Cemetery

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

List is made up of a variety of people, including Hattie McDaniel and Althea Gibson.

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

From celebrity tombs at Rosedale Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Rosedale Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Rosedale Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Rosedale Cemetery
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Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals (precursor of the US Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all, she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including five singles titles, five doubles titles, and one mixed doubles title. Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America

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Michelle Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Rosedale Cemetery
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Michelle Doris Thomas (September 23, 1968 – December 22, or 23, 1998) was an American actress and comedian. She was best known for her roles as Justine Phillips on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1988–90), and Myra Monkhouse, Steve Urkel's girlfriend on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters (1993–98). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 30 (1968-1998)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Charles Edison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Rosedale Cemetery
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Charles Edison, (August 3, 1890 – July 31, 1969) was a son of Thomas Edison and Mina Miller Edison. Commonly known as "Lord Edison", he was a businessman, inventor and animal behaviorist who became Assistant and then United States Secretary of the Navy, and served as the 42nd Governor of New Jersey. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

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George Huntington Hartford

George Huntington Hartford (September 5, 1833 – August 29, 1917) headed The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) from 1878 to 1917. During this period, A&P created the concept of the chain grocery store and expanded into the country's largest retailer. He joined the firm as a clerk in 1861 and quickly assumed managerial responsibilities. When A&P's founder, George Gilman, retired in 1878, Hartford entered into a partnership agreement and ran the company until the founder's death in 1901. In the settlement of Gilman's estate, Hartford acquired control of the company and ultimately purchased the interests of Gilman's heirs.Hartford was born on a farm in Augusta, Maine, and started his ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1833-1917)

Birthplace: Augusta, Maine