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Salt Lake City Cemetery

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  • Lt. Col. Reece Bee Robertson (1920 - 2009)
    Reece B. Robertson passed away on January 29, 2009 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake City from causes incident to age. He was 88-years-old. Reece was born in Lovell, WY to Br...
  • Andrew Mads "Andy" Nielson (1877 - 1947)
    Andy is the basis for the book "Onion John". Grandpa was well known for loving to eat onions whole, just as one would eat an apple. Both his parents are natives of Denmark.
  • Asenath Jeniel McDevitt (1919 - 1962)
  • Annie Halston (1830 - 1909)
  • Nicholas Vernell Miller (1922 - 2005)
    Nicholas Vernell Miller 1922 ~ 2005 Nicholas Vernell Miller passed away Thursday August 18th, 2005 of natural causes. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 2nd, 1922 to Annie May Mickelsen and...

This project is for those buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

History of the Salt Lake City Cemetery

The Salt Lake City Cemetery was one of many cemeteries developed during the rural cemetery movement. This movement used landscaping in a park-like setting, creating America’s first public parks.

Salt Lake City’s cemetery is the largest municipally owned cemetery in the country, taking up a little over 120 acres. 1848 marked the cemetery’s first burial, making the cemetery 172 years old with 130,000 burial sites. Some of these sites hold famous people, such as Orrin Porter Rockwell, lawman and bodyguard of Joseph Smith; Lester F. Wire, inventor of the traffic light; Jean Baptiste, a grave robber; Jane Manning James,⁣ the first female black Mormon pioneer; Hiram Bebee, the self-proclaimed and contested Sundance Kid; Jacob Moritz, commonly known as Emo, an early Utah politician, founder of the Salt Lake Brewery and subject of a legendary ghost tale; and Lily E. Gray, whose gravestone is mysteriously inscribed, “Victim of the Beast 666.”

List of Notable Interments



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