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The 5 Most Famous People Buried In Quincy/Hannibal

gavesI had no idea that Quincy and Hannibal are final resting places for so many notable people in history. So I did a little research, and here’s what I was able to find.

  1. John Wood – Mayor of Quincy and eventual Governor of Illinois (Woodland Cemetery, Quincy)
  2. Roy Brocksmith – actor that appeared in both Total Recall and Arachnophobia (Woodland Cemetary, Quincy)
  3. Lester Gaba – a sculptor and writer from Hannibal (Bnai Sholem Cemetery)
  4. Clarence Earl Gideon – convict responsible for landmark Gideon v. Wainwright ruling (Mount Olivet Cemetery Hannibal)
  5. Rev. Augustus Tolton – first black priest in the United States (Saint Peters Cemetery, Quincy)

I think it would be cool to visit some–or all–of these graves! I actually love walking through cemeteries (I explain why in the video below). Is that odd?

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