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Graves of the Unknown
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Description:
When some people die, their identities are lost. They are buried with all possible respects and are assigned a name that is commonly associated with an unidentified person. This category is for all the headstones of the unknown.
Expanded Description:


In English-speaking North America, the names John Doe and Jane Doe are used to lend an identity to someone whose identity was lost at the time of death. Around the world, this same respect is shown with different names.

This table on Wikipedia will help identify frequently used pseudonyms that are given to unidentified people.

There are headstones that do not assign pseudonyms to these individuals but bear an inscription of a similar sentiment or phrase. The headstone must lack personal identification but cannot have these factors missing through basic weather and time erosion, vandalism, or any other instances where an individual’s identity is known in the cemetery records but does not have physical presence at the site. Graves of the Unknown will have clearly marked graves but will not have any personal documentation on the deceased.

Graves of the Unknown are civilians only. Unknown soldiers and other military casualties of war will respectfully be kept separate.  The category is also not for graves which went unmarked and now are unknown it is for those that were Unknown at the time of burial.  (Some of these were accepted earlier in category in error)

Waymarks of graves for people who were correctly identified after burial will be accepted as long as the original Unknown moniker remains on the headstone, even if the proper name is added.

If your grave of the unknown goes missing in the real world, do not archive your waymark! Please just adjust the description to reflect that the grave (or marker) is no longer there, depending on the circumstance. Your waymark may be the only lasting documentation that it existed at all and might be useful for parties attempting to refind the grave site for proper marking or removal!
Instructions for Posting a Graves of the Unknown Waymark:
Coordinates must be taken from the gravesite with a GPS receiver.

Submit an image of the headstone that is legible. More than one image is welcomed and encouraged.

Provide information in the Long Description that will interest possible waymarkers to visit the site. Please cite any sources.

If the headstone is located in a cemetery, the name of the cemetery must be provided in the variable below.

There are headstones that do not assign a pseudonym but bear an inscription of a similar sentiment or phrase. The headstone must lack personal identification but cannot have these factors missing through basic weather and time erosion, vandalism, or any other instances where an individual’s identity is known in the cemetery records but does not have physical presence at the site. Graves of the Unknown will have clearly marked graves but will not have any personal documentation on the deceased.   Unknown does not mean unmarked, if the individual was known at the time of burial then it should not be submitted to the category.  If over time gravestones/records are lost that is not the intent of the category but rather those that were unknown at the time of death/burial.

Headstones with a name in a family context such as "Baby Johnson," identifying the baby as being born in the Johnson family in this example, do not fit the description of the category. "Baby Doe" or "Baby Roe" embody the intentions of the category and would be accepted.

Graves of the Unknown are civilians only. Unknown soldiers and other military casualties of war will respectfully be kept separate.

After naming the waymark, add a dash and then location information that includes city, state/province/territory (if applicable), country.
For example:
John Doe – Rensselaer, IN, US
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Take a picture of the headstone. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image.
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Image for Unidentified Victims of the Houston Hotel Fire - Linkville Pioneer Cemetery - Klamath Falls, ORview gallery

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Graves of the UnknownUnidentified Victims of the Houston Hotel Fire - Linkville Pioneer Cemetery - Klamath Falls, OR

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The graves of unknown victims of a hotel fire in 1920 are memorialized with a headstone here in Linkville Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Graves of the UnknownUnknown Pioneers - Linkville Pioneer Cemetery - Klamath Falls, OR

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The unknown graves of pioneers to Linkville (now Klamath Falls) are memorialized in Linkville Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Graves of the UnknownUnknown Graves - Adin Pioneer Cemetery - Adin, CA

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Two unknown grave markers reside within this pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: never

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