Who Are The Famous People Buried at Forest Hills Cemetery?

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Poets, governors, abolitionists, and a Noble Peace Prize winner -- those are some of the well-known people buried at the Forest Hills Cemetery.

e.e. cummings

One of the most famous people buried at Forest Hills Cemetery has had a poem leading up to his gravesite through the years -- e.e. cummings. If you go looking for him, his gravestone says his full name Edward Estlin Cummings.

Other famous writers include poet Anne Sexton and playwright Eugene O'Neill.

Staying with the writing theme, Eben Jordan is buried in Forest Hills. He is known for being the co-founder of the department store Jordan Marsh, and also led a group of businessmen in founding The Boston Globe in 1872.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Emily Greene Balch is also buried at the cemetery. Balch was an American sociologist, political scientist, college professor, and a leader in the women's peace movement. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 jointly with John Raleigh Mott for her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, which she founded.

Politically speaking, three-term governor of Massachusetts Eugene Foss, and William Gaston, the first Democratic Party governor of Massachusetts, are also interred at the cemetery.

Those are just some of the people buried at the cemetery. There's also Elma Lewis, Dr. Susan Dimock, and restauranteur Jacob Wirth -- all noted Boston/Massachusetts individuals.

 

 

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