Metropolis, Illinois: Birdman of Alcatraz GraveYou'd think that he'd be buried on Alcatraz Island in California, but Robert Stroud was transferred to a prison in Metropolis a few years before he died.
- North St., Metropolis, IL
- Masonic Cemetery. About a half-mile north of town, on the west side of Hwy 1/N St./North St. Entrance is between Lois Lane and Metropolis St. The simple tombstone is engraved, "STROUD, Robert F., 1890-1963" [his name was Stroud]. No mention of birds.
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The gravestone is located [in front of a marble slab crypt labeled "Toler"].[Sarah, 05/29/2015]
Robert Stroud's tombstone is small, and depending on the season it may not be garnished with flowers and aviary offerings.
I am an ex-resident of Metropolis, IL. In addition to being the Hometown of Superman, Metropolis is also the burial site of the Birdman of Alcatraz. I can't remember which cemetery he is buried in, but it's on the west side of North Avenue. You forgot to mention that Metropolis celebrates "Superman Days" in June every year. There are races, beauty contests, dance, food, etc.[RBTLBecker, 06/27/1997]
His simple tombstone is engraved, "STROUD, Robert F., 1890-1963" (his name was Stroud). No mention of birds.