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*Note: In some cases, words of the epitaths are spelled differently than we spell them now. Multiple sources used. **Epitaph was written by the famous person but not used on the gravestone.
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'Truth and History. 21 Men. The Boy Bandit King--He Died As He Lived.'
'Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime'
1917-1995; singer & actor
'Here lies a man who knew how to enlist the service of better men than himself.'
1835-1919; industrialist & philanthropist
'Here lies (name). I would rather be in Philadelphia.'
1880 - 1946; comedian
'Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore''
1809-1849; author and poet
'Good frend for Jesus sake forbeare, To digg the dust encloased heare! Blest be ye man yt spares thes stones, And curst be he yt moves my bones.'
1564-1616; English playwright & poet
'A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.'
356-323 BC; Macedonian king and conqueror
'I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.'
1874-1965; British statesman
'Faithful to the cause of Prohibition-She hath done what she could'
'And away we go!'
1916-1987; comedian & actor
'He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.'
1864?-1943; agricultural scientist & inventor
'Together again.' (a married couple-can name just one of the two)
1896-1996 & 1895-1964; comedians & actors
'Now he belongs to the ages.'
1809-1865; U.S. president
'Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, 'Let (name) be!' and all was light.'(it's on an adjacent monument)
'61/61 Against all Odds'
1934-1985; baseball player
'A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.'
'If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea...'
'The best is yet to come.'
1915-1998; singer & actor
'Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last.'
1929-1968; clergyman & civil rights activist
'Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality'
1820-1906; women's suffrage activist
'Beren' (his wife's stone says 'Luthien')
1892-1973; English writer
'That's All Folks!'
1908-1989; animation voice actor
'May The Divine Spirit That Animated (name) to Win the Crucial Game of Life Inspire the Youth of America'
1895-1948; baseball player
'Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.'
1818-1883; German political theorist & revolutionary
'I'm in on a plot.'
1899-1980; British director
'Here Rests in Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But to God'
???; military person
**'The Body of (name), Printer, Like the Cover of an Old Book, it's Contents Torn Out and Stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies Here, Food for Worms...'(the rest is below)
1706-1790; printer, author, diplomat, inventor, activist, statesman
...'But the Work shall not be Lost; For it will, as he believ'd, Appear once More in a New and More Elegant Edition Corrected and Improved By the Author'
'Is THIS your card?' (for a duo who are still living; they placed it in a cemetery without a grave beneath it)
living; illusionist comedy duo
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