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Crown Hill Cemetery Questions & Answers

Edmore, Michigan

What famous persons are buried in the cemetary

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To name just a few:

President Benjamin Harrison

Vice President Thomas Marshall

Vice President Thomas Hendricks

Vice President Charles Fairbanks

Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley

Col. Eli Lilly

May Wright Sewell

Catherine Merrill

Carl Fisher

John Dillinger

Visit The "Who's Here" page on our website for many more!

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This is the best, most comprehensive list that I know of from the Crown Hill website.

Crown Hill Cemetery's Notable Persons

The most important people buried in any cemetery are those who you knew and loved. With over 190,000 burials, Crown Hill contains many, many stories of those special people in our lives.

But Crown Hill also contains hundreds of men and women who became well known in politics, literature, the arts, sports, or in some other way.

Lyman S. Ayres, 1824-1896, Section 11, Lot 11

Founded L.S. Ayres department stores in 1874. The first store was at the southwest corner of Washington and Meridian Streets.

Edward "Cannonball" Baker, 1882-1960, Section 60, Lot 150

Won the first race at the Speedway, drove in the first Indy 500. In the early years of automobiles, he held many speed records.

Albert J. Beveridge, 1862-1927, Section 45, Lot 22

U.S. Senator, 1899-1911. Biographer.

James Baskett, 1904-1948, Section 37, Lot 602

Black actor, best known for role of Uncle Remus in Disney's song of the South.

Edward Black, 1853-1872, Section 16, Lot 148

Drummer Boy and youngest U.S. Army soldier at the age of 8 1/2.

Sarah Bolton, 1814-1893, Section 5, Lot 17

"The first singer in a new land." First Hoosier poet, her poem "Paddle Your Own Canoe" was known all around the world.

Dr. John S. Bobbs, 1809-1870, Section 7, Lot 53

Founder of Indiana Medical College. In 1867 he performed the first gall bladder surgery in the country.

Ovid Butler, 1806-1881, Section 6, Lot 14

Early Indianapolis attorney; founded the school now named after him, Butler University, in 1854.

Edward R.S Canby, 1817-1872, Section 9, Lot 1

Civil War general; killed by Modoc Indian chief during peace negotiations.

Homer Capehart, 1897-1979, Section 46, Lot 241

U.S. Senator, 1945-1963.

Larry Conrad, 1935-1990, Section 88, Lot 5

Indiana Sec. of State, 1971-1979, State Democratic leader of the 1970s and 80s; author of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Jacob Cox, 1810-1892, Section 33, Lot 142

First professional artist in Indianapolis.

Jefferson C. Davis, 1828-1879, Section 29, Lot 1

Civil War General, killed his own commanding officer, but was quickly restored to his own command.

John Dillinger, 1903-1934, Section 44, Lot 94

Notorious bank robber during the depression era, his escapades somehow caught the general public's imagination.

William H. English, 1822-1896. Section 1, Lot 72

Banker, built English Hotel and Theater, which was on Monument Circle. Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate in 1880.

Charles Fairbanks, 1852-1918, Section 24, Lot 3

U.S. Senator, 1897-1904, U.S. Vice President, 1905-1909. Fairbanks, Alaska is named after him.

Carl Fisher, 1874-1934, Section 13, Lot 42

Co-Founder of Indianapolis Motor Speedway; developer of Miami Beach, Florida.

Calvin Fletcher, 1789-1866, Section 7, Lot 9

Began law practice in Indianapolis in 1821; one of our leading citizens for over forty years. Left a nine volume diary.

Dr. Richard J. Gatling, 1818-1903, Section 3, Lot 9

Inventor of the Gatling Gun.

Benjamin Harrison, 1833-1901, Section 13, Lot 57

U.S. Senator, 23rd U.S. President 1889-1893.

Caroline Harrison, 1832-1892, Section 13, Lot 57

First President General of DAR, First Lady of U.S.

Thomas A. Hendricks, 1819-1885, Section 29, Lot 2

U.S. Senator, 1863-1869; Governor, 1873-1877, U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate, 1876, U.S. Vice President, 1885.

Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930, Mausoleum C-6-GG

Newspaper cartoonist; creator of Abe Martin.

Robert Irsay, 1923-1997, Section 88, Lot 5

Owner of the Indianapolis Colts/NFL team.

George Washington Julian, 1817-1899, Section 27, Lot 196

Congressman, 1849-1851 and 1861-1871; Candidate for U.S. Vice President, 1852. Outspoken abolitionist and advocate of woman's rights.

John Worth Kern, 1849-1917, Section 104, Lot 237

Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate, 1908; U.S. Senator, 1911-1917; Senate Majority Leader.

Etheridge Knight, 1931-1991, Section 62, Lot 173

A leading Black poet of the 1970s and 80s.

Col. Eli Lilly, 1844-1898. Section 13, Lot 19

Founder of Eli Lilly & Company.

Thomas Marshall, 1854-1925, Section 72, Lot 1

Governor 1909-1913; U.S. Vice President, 1913-1921.

Mary Ella McGinnis, 1869-1875, Section 16, Lot 23

Young girl memorialized on Crown Hill's best known statue.

Catharine Merrill, 1824-1900, Section 7, Lot 16

Civil War nurse and author, 1st female professor at Butler.

Thomas Morris, 1811-1904, Section 6, Lot 1

Chief engineer of portion of National Road, Indianapolis Canal, numerous railroad projects, also a Civil War general.

John Morrow, 1760-1835, Section 9, Lot 14

Revolutionary War Soldier and Methodist minister.

Oliver P. Morton, 1823-1877, Section 9, Lot 37

Indiana's powerful Civil War governor.

Meredith Nicholson, 1866-1947, Section 4, Lot 6

A best selling author in the early 1900s.

Noah Noble, 1794-1844, Section 1, Lot 13

Governor, 1831-1837.

Robert D. Orr, 1917-2004, Section 24, Lot 63

Indiana Governor, 1981-89; U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1989-92.

Alexander Ralston, 1771-1827, Section 3, Lot 30

Surveyor who platted Indianapolis in 1821.

James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916, Section 61, Lot 1

Famous Hoosier Poet.

Samuel St. George Rogers, 1832-1880. Section 3, Lot 22

Confederate soldier and congressman from Florida. Over 1,600 Confederate POWs are also buried at Crown Hill.

Mozel Sanders, 1924-1988, Mausoleum D-13-2A

Black Minister and founder of annual Thanksgiving outreach.

Lucy Ann Seaton, 1831-1864, Section 4, Lot 28

First Crown Hill burial, June 2, 1864.

Oliver Hampton Smith, 1794-1858, Section 12, Lot 9

Congressman, 1827-1829; U.S. Senator 1837-1843.

Otto Stark, 1858-1926, Section 62, Lot 1083

With T.C. Steele, one of the leading artists of the Hoosier Group. (Steele's first wife is buried at Crown Hill.)

Abel Streight, 1826-1892, Section 29, Lot 72

Civil War General, staged escape from military prison that freed over 100 Union officers.

Thomas Taggart, 1856-1929, Section 30, Lot 3

Mayor 1895-1901, National Democratic Chairman early 1900s; U.S. Senator, 1917. Developed French Lick Springs Resort and Spa.

Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946, Section 13, Lot 56

Author/playwright, winner of two Pulitzers.

David Turpie, 1828-1909, Section 25, Lot 164

U.S. Senator, 1863, 1887-1899.

Bernard Vonnegut, 1855-1908, Section 6, Lot 4

Architect of L.S. Ayres Building, Athenaeum, Shortridge High School, and Herron Art School; grandfather of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

David Wallace, 1799-1859, Section 3, Lot 10

Governor, 1837-1840; father of Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hur.

James Whitcomb, 1795-1852, Section 9, Lot 38

Governor 1843-1848; U.S. Senator 1849-1852.

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