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Notable Births & Deaths for Columbus ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Columbus. 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.

  • Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong
  • Joe Frazier
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (NC) on October 6, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Broken Arrow (OK) on February 15, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
    • Liberty is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Columbus.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<1>
  • Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves
  • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (TN) on December 10, 1889 (a Tueday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on February 14, 1967 (a Tueday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
    • Cleveland is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Columbus.
    • Chattanooga is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the west of Columbus.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<1>

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Footnotes ...

<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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