Friday, July 19, 2013

LH Oswald Burial & Grave

 
The grave of Lee Harvey Oswald at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park,  Fort Worth, Texas. Oswald's mother is buried in an unmarked grave to his left. The grave of 'Nick Beef' is empty (source).

The Oswald family at his burial, 1963. FLTR Marina (wife), June (daughter), Robert (brother), Marguerite (mother), Rachel (daughter) and rev. Saunders (source).


Some bizarre facts:

To be sure the real Oswald was buried an exhumation of his body took place in 1981. After medical examiners announced that the body was undoubtedly Oswald's he was buried again in a new casket. The original coffin has been auctioned off for $87.000 in 2010.

To shield the original tombstone from vandalisme it has been hidden away by family for many years. At present it is exibithed at the Historic Auto Attractions museum in Roscoe, Ill (source).

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7 comments:

  1. The empty grave is interesting, I'm tempted to google for theories re. this.

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  2. I googled Nick Beef, just don't understand that.

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  3. Oswald was certainly mysterious, considering his time in the USSR among other things. The "Nick Beef" grave is pretty odd.

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  4. "Nick Beef" is a fictious name and an empty grave. Many in my family are buried close-by Oswald's grave. We raised all sorts of hell many years ago when the area was being trashed by thrill-seekers. Many families along with mine are the reason why the cemetery and subsequently Shannon's Rose Hill quit letting people know where Oswald is buried. When the gimmick of "Nick Beef" was figured out the cemetery owners quit saying anything about it. How can you say someone is buried somewhere where they are not? NO ONE is in "Nick Beef's" grave. It's a ploy instead of a plot. Truly, Randy McBrayer

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    1. That's a sad side-effect, I'm sorry to hear that.

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  5. There is a NY Times article that explains the Nick Beef gravesite. It's from August 9, 2013. I would link to it, but I don't think links are allowed here.

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    1. Thank you! I just read the article and I've added the link to the caption.

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