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    Why would famous actors, historical figures or technological pioneers be buried in an unmarked grave?

    Article: 10 Famous People Buried in Unmarked Graves

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    * Most of us would like to be remembered when we're dead, which is one of the reasons graves and headstones are so popular. A burial place without a marker was historically a sign of poverty or low social status. So why then would famous actors, historical figures or technological pioneers be buried in an unmarked grave?
    * As the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs is a household name. But did you know that when he died in 2011 he was buried in a secret location? Since then, bloggers tracked down the likely site by obtaining his death certificate and finding a freshly covered, unmarked plot in a Palo Alto, California memorial park. If Jobs' body _is_ there, he's joined by other well-known technologists, artists, scientists and politicians.
    * Bobby Driscoll was a child actor who not only starred in films like "Treasure Island," but also voiced Peter Pan in the classic Disney animated feature. As an adult, Driscoll turned to drug abuse and criminal activity, dying at the young age of 31 from a catastrophic heart failure. Officials couldn't identify Driscoll's corpse, so he was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave. A year later, his mother identified Driscoll based on the fingerprints police collected before the burial. Think about that... do you think _your_ mother knows your fingerprints?
    * In the 1600s, Mary Dyer was an influential advocate for religious freedom. Even though Quakers were banned from living in Massachusetts, she returned to Boston to speak out against this oppression and was hanged to death. Some thought Dyer was buried in an unmarked grave in the city, but others believe that her body was brought back to her family's farm in Rhode Island. Dyer's execution led to the Rhode Island Royal Charter of 1663, which granted the freedom of religion. Regardless, no one knows for sure where her body actually lies.
    * "Saturday Night Live" and "Animal House" star John Belushi died in 1982 from a drug overdose and was originally interred in a marked grave on Martha's Vineyard island. But his fans littered the site of his tombstone into utter disrepair. So Belushi's wife quietly had his remains moved to an unmarked location within the same cemetery.
    * Richard Trevithick was the mechanical engineer who constructed the very first steam locomotive. He died with nothing but his gold watch in 1833. It's thought that his co-workers used his watch to pay for a pauper's funeral in which they were his pall bearers. It wasn't until 1902 that a wall plaque was erected near the site, denoting Trevithick's nearby grave.
    * For more interesting unmarked graves, check out our original article at But before you go... let us know in the comments whether you would you care if you were buried in an unmarked grave. And don't forget to subscribe to this channel so we can remember you forever... and ever... and ever... and ever...

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