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Notable Births & Deaths for Sylvan Beach ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Sylvan Beach. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Glenn Hammond Curtiss
  • William Desmond
    • Born: William Mannion
    • Actor. He was born in Horseheads (NY) on January 23, 1878 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on November 3, 1949 (a Thursday) at the age of 71.
    • Horseheads is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Sylvan Beach.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Desmond<1>
  • Gilbert Emery
    • Born: Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle
    • Actor. He was born in Naples (NY) on June 11, 1875 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 27, 1945 (a Saturday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Rose Ridge Cemetery (Ontario County, New York).
    • Naples is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Sylvan Beach.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gilbert Emery<1>
  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins
  • Coates Kinney
    • Poet. He was born in Penn Yan (NY) on November 24, 1826 (a Friday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on January 25, 1904 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Miami Cemetery (Warren County, Ohio).
    • Penn Yan is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Sylvan Beach.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coates Kinney<1>
  • Lewis Henry Morgan
    • Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology. He was born in Aurora (NY) on November 21, 1818 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on December 17, 1881 (a Saturday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
    • Aurora is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Sylvan Beach.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Henry Morgan<1>
  • William Henry White
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caton (NY) on October 11, 1854 (a Wednesday) and died in Muskoka (ON) on August 31, 1911 (a Thursday) at the age of 56. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
    • Caton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Sylvan Beach.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry White<1>

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<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:


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