This is the grave of Kahlil George Gibran. Born in 1922 in Boston, this Kahlil Gibran was related on both sides of his family to that Khalil Gibran, the famous Lebanese writer. His father was an immig
This is the grave of Douglas MacArthur. Born in 1880 in Little Rock, MacArthur grew up in one of the nation’s most prominent military families. His father was a captain when Douglas was born but
This is the grave of Frank McGee. Born in 1921 in Monroe, Louisiana, McGee grew up in Oklahoma as his dad worked in the oil fields. He wasn’t necessarily headed for a fancy career, but he fought
This is the grave of John Dewey. Born in 1859 in Burlington, Vermont, Dewey grew up in a middling family, well enough to do OK, but far from the elite. He went to the University of Vermont instead of
This is the grave of Kate Smith. Born in 1907 in Greenville, Virginia, Smith grew up pretty well off. Her father was a newspaper and magazine distributor in the DC area. The family was very big into s
This is the grave of Billy Paul. Born either in 1934 or 1935 (sources vary), Paul Williams grew up in Philadelphia in a musical family. I don’t see a lot of evidence that his family played a lot
This is the grave of Richard Bache and Sarah Franklin Bache. Born in 1737 in Settle, Yorkshire, Bache moved to New York in 1760 to join his older brother who had come over in 1751 and was running a dr
This is the grave of Audie Murphy. Despite his gravestone, Murphy was almost certainly born in 1925 in Kingston, Texas. He probably lied about his age to enlist in the military before he was eligible.