Lincoln Cemetery (Cook County)

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Lincoln Cemetery is a cemetery in Blue Island, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1911.[1] The cemetery is noteworthy for the number of famous African-American Chicagoans buried there, among them several notable blues and jazz musicians, as well as notables in literature, sports, and history.[2]

Notable graves[edit]


  1. ^ Hucke, Matt and Ursula Bielski (1999). Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County County. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press. p. 169. ISBN 0964242648.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rumore, Kori (2021-07-25). "As first victim of Chicago's 1919 race riots finally receives a grave marker, here's a look at other notable people buried in Lincoln Cemetery". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  3. ^ Tombstone Tourist
  4. ^ "A Tombstone Tour of Chicago". WTTW. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  5. ^ Life of Bessie Coleman
  6. ^ Chicago Tribune
  7. ^ Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music
  8. ^ "1914FrankLelandDeathCertificate.pdf". Google Docs. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  9. ^ US Census 1900
  10. ^ LDS Family Search: Cook County Death record
  11. ^ McWhirter, Cameron (2021-07-23). "Chicago Honors Victim of 'Red Summer' Race Riots—More Than 100 Years Later". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  12. ^ "Marker coming for Black teen whose 1919 death roiled Chicago". Associated Press. 2021-06-05. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  13. ^ Palmer, J. Coyden (2020-02-29). "Half of victims of 1919 Chicago Race Riot located in unmarked graves at Lincoln Cemetery". Chicago Crusader. Retrieved 2021-07-25.

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Coordinates: 41°40′12″N 87°42′09″W / 41.6701153°N 87.7026071°W / 41.6701153; -87.7026071