* 5 February 1860 Minerva, KY, USA
† 5 February 1935 Lexington, KY, USA
Buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Kentucky, USA (710 South Broadway).
Photographs and information from Maurice Carter (Fairborn, OH, USA).
the entrance, you would take the outer drive to the right. About half way
around you will come to section I, the graves are to the left of this outer
large marker family stone of the Showalters
at the bottom
are three smaller stones behind the stele,
next to the large tree. The right one nearest to the tree is Jackson Showalter,
the middle one his wife Nellie (see pictures below), the third one his son
There are a number of other Showalters buried in this family site:
Freeman Benoni (!) Showalter (1811-1904) and
Margaret Rachel Whipps Showalter (1819-1905)
Freeman Benoni Showalter (1895-1978)
James Watterson Showalter (1906-1936)
Jackson Showalter's year of birth on the stone (1859) is not consistent
with the date given in Gaige Chess Personalia (1860)! (R.B.)
For Nellie Showalter who was a strong chess player see Edward Winter's Chess
Notes 7482 and 7485.
Efim Dmitriyevich Bogolyubov
* 14 April 1889 Stanislavitsk/Kiev, Russian Empire
† 18 June 1952 Triberg, BRD
Buried in the cemetery of Triberg.
Photographs from Stefan Haas, Karlsruhe.
Reginald Pryce Michell
* 9 April 1873 Penzance, England
† 20 May 1938 London, England
Buried in Kingston upon Thames Cemetery, London.
Photographs and information from Paul Lonergan (England).
Paul Lonergan wrote: "[The grave] is situated in an extreme corner
of Kingston upon Thames cemetery near the Dawson Road entrance. As one enters
via the Dawson Road entrance, turn right and RPM's grave is against the
wall. I located the grave earlier this year and tidied it up as it had some
weeds and litter in it. The grave is unusual in that the headstone does
not appear to have any foundation stone. The headstone reads: «Here
lies Reginald Pryce Michell. Born 1873. Died 1938»." (E-mail
Click above picture to enlarge.
Another page which deals with gravesites of chess masters is Edward Winter's
compilation Chess Explorations (8) - Graves
of Chess Masters.
A nice booklet on "chess graves" was published 5 years ago in
Rob Bijpost, Fred van der Vliet: Schaakgraven.
Schaakkoerier no. 82. Motiefgroep Schaken (ed./publ.), 2006, 44 p.
Here the cover
of the booklet as PDF. The contents is also given on http://www.euwe.nl/koerier82-thema.htm.
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