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Old 11-12-2020, 04:42 PM
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Graves of your Founders...

I've been doing research over the last several years as to where each of our Fraternity founders is buried. (the most recent one died about 20 years ago) . One was MIA in World War II, but we know where he is commemorated in Britain. Ideally, we'll be able to find them all and leave wreaths on their graves as part of the 100th anniversary celebration in 2025.

Presuming your founders are deceased, how has your Fraternity/Sorority interacted with the gravesites of your founders?

(Current situation for Alpha Phi Omega. Nine of fourteen gravesites are known of the student founders, one was WWII MIA and we know where he is commemorated, and one we know is buried on Barbados, no information for the remaining three. All Six Founding advisors, the gravesites are known)
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Old 11-12-2020, 07:55 PM
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Delta Gamma's 3 Founders were all from the same small town in MS and returned there. So all 3 are buried there. There is a Founders Room in the local cultural center which is the former Presbyterian Church they attended in Kosciusko, MS.
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:16 PM
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A state by state list of known Founder final resting places is here:

https://www.franbecque.com/state-sta...tour-npc-glos/
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:20 PM
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All seven of the founders of Sigma Chi have large memorials at their gravesites. Sigma Chi has booklet covering our monuments and memorials.

Since our undergraduate officer training happens in Ohio each year, many of the brothers (undergrad and alumnus) will stop and visit the site of our founding in Oxford, OH either on their way to Workshop or on their way home.

http://drupal.sigmachi.org/sites/def..._Sigma_Chi.pdf
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:56 PM
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An Alpha Phi founder is buried in a cemetery not too far from my alma mater. I know the Alpha Phi chapter sometimes visited the gravesite as a part of their Founders Day Celebration, I’m not sure if it was an annual tradition but some of my friends in the chapter would talk about it when they got home after the fact, I know it was a meaningful experience for their chapter and they were grateful to have the opportunity so close.
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:41 PM
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Remember when that psycho was perping ADPi and she had pictures of herself making diamonds by their founders' graves
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Remember when that psycho was perping ADPi and she had pictures of herself making diamonds by their founders' graves
All too well.
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Old 11-13-2020, 10:54 PM
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Phi Tau Founder William H. Shideler is buried in Oxford, Ohio. He's interred in Section 63, the the Miami University section. The defunct Western College for Women has a burial section too.
http://www.oxfordcemetery.org/intern...mi.1.BB-16.png

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...henry-shideler

Our other three founders are buried in other areas of the USA.
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:05 PM
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I believe that most, if not all of our Founders' gravestones have a medallion noting that they are Founders.
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