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Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, Alabama)

Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, Alabama)Description : Elmwood Cemetery is a 412 acres (167 ha) cemetery established in 1900 (as Elm Leaf Cemetery) in Birmingham, Alabama northwest of Homewood by a group of fraternal organizations. It was renamed in 1906 and gradually eclipsed Oak Hill Cemetery as the most prominent burial place in the city. It has a chapel funeral home at 800 Dennison Avenue Southwest which was established in 1962 by the Lackey family for Johns-Ridout's Mortuary.The body of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim, Denise ... Page:e

For other places with the same name, see Elmwood Cemetery (disambiguation).
Elmwood Cemetery
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Established1900
Location600 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Birmingham, Alabama 35211  United States
CountryUSA
Coordinates33°29′19″N 86°50′46″W / 33.48861°N 86.84611°W / 33.48861; -86.84611Coordinates: 33°29′19″N 86°50′46″W / 33.48861°N 86.84611°W / 33.48861; -86.84611
Typepublic
Size412 acres (1.67 km)
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Elmwood Cemetery is a 412 acres (167 ha) cemetery established in 1900 (as Elm Leaf Cemetery) in Birmingham, Alabama northwest of Homewood by a group of fraternal organizations. It was renamed in 1906 and gradually eclipsed Oak Hill Cemetery as the most prominent burial place in the city. It has a chapel funeral home at 800 Dennison Avenue Southwest which was established in 1962 by the Lackey family for Johns-Ridout's Mortuary.

The body of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim, Denise McNair was exhumed from Shadow Lawn Memorial Park to this cemetery by her parents in August 2007.

Notable burials

  • Truman H. Aldrich (1848–1932) - U. S. Representative 1896–1897
  • William W. Allen (1835–1894) - Confederate Major General
  • Mary Anderson (1866–1953) - inventor of the windshield wiper
  • Donald Beatty (1900–1980) - aviator, explorer and inventor
  • Sydney J. Bowie (1865–1928) - U. S. Representative 1901–1907
  • Paul W. "Bear" Bryant (1913–1983) - University of Alabama football coach
  • Ben Chapman (1908–1993) - Major League baseball player
  • B. B. Comer - (1848–1927) - Governor of Alabama 1907–1911, U. S. Senator 1920
  • Father James Coyle (1873–1921) - assassinated priest of St. Paul's church
  • George Gordon Crawford (1869–1936) - Industrialist and second graduate of Georgia Tech
  • Russell McWhortor Cunningham (1855–1921) - Governor of Alabama 1904–1905
  • Spud Davis (1904–1984) - professional baseball player and manager
  • William Henry Denson (1846–1906) - U. S. Representative 1893–1895
  • Eddie Dent (1887–1974) - professional baseball player
  • Joe Domnanovich (1919–2009) - professional football player
  • Henry Eugene "Red" Erwin, Sr. (1921–2002) - World War II veteran - Medal of Honor Winner
  • William Dudley Geer (1922–2003) - first Dean of the School of Business at Samford University
  • Milton L. Grafman (1907-1995) - Former Rabbi of Temple Emanuel and civil rights figure
  • John Grenier (1930–2007) - Alabama Republican Party chairman
  • Sam Hairston (1920–1997) - Major League baseball player
  • Art Hanes (1916–1997) - Mayor of Birmingham 1961–1963
  • Lum Harris (1915–1996) - professional baseball manager (Houston Astros & Atlanta Braves)
  • Erskine Hawkins (1914–1993) - Musician, trumpeter, composer
  • Cliff Holman (1929–2008) - Birmingham television celebrity
  • George Huddleston (1869–1960) - U. S. Representative 1915–1937
  • George Huddleston, Jr. (1920–1971) - U. S. Representative 1955–1965
  • Patti Ruffner Jacobs (1875–1935) - social reformer
  • Joseph Forney Johnston (1843–1913) - Governor of Alabama 1896–1900, U. S. Senator 1907–1913
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939–1992) - singer, co-founder of The Temptations
  • Erskine Ramsay (1864–1953) - Inventor, engineer, philanthropist
  • Dee Miles (1909–1976) - Major League baseball player
  • John P. Newsome (1893–1961) - U. S. Representative 1943–1945
  • Luther Patrick (1894–1957) - U. S. Representative 1937–1943
  • Sun Ra (1914–1993) - Jazz musician
  • Rufus N. Rhodes (1856–1910) - founder of the Birmingham News
  • Bo Russell (1916–1997) - professional football player
  • Ed Salem (1928–2001) - professional football player and restauranteur
  • Albert Lee Smith, Jr. (1931–1997) - U.S. representative from Alabama's 6th congressional district from 1981 to 1983
  • Fred Sington (1910–1998) - professional football player
  • Jesse F. Stallings (1856–1928) - U. S. Representative 1893–1901
  • Oscar Underwood (1862–1929) - U. S. Senator 1915–1927
  • Dixie Walker (1887–1965), Fred "Dixie" Walker's father
  • Dixie Walker (1911–1982) - Major League baseball player
  • Frank S. White (1847–1922) - U. S. Senator 1914–1915
  • Abraham Woods (1928–2008) - minister and civil rights activist
  • Yam Yaryan (1892–1964) - Major League baseball player
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