Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Inventor of the Typewriter Grave

The headstone is not shaped like a typewriter, alas. Eternal QWERTY, no return.

Forest Home Cemetery

2405 West Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Forest Home Cemetery, Section 18, block 3 (also reported in "site 10")
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Christopher Latham Sholes grave.

Inventor of the Typewriter Grave

Park by the gazebo -- by section 10 at the top of hill is the plot for Christopher Latham Sholes.

[Kelly Soprych, 06/22/2020]

Inventor of the Typewriter Grave.

Inventor of the Typewriter Grave

Can be a little hard to find, as the markers aren't very clear. Actually in site 10. Beautiful monument.

[Lauren, 05/29/2015]

Grave of Inventor of the Typewriter.

Inventor of the Typewriter Grave

The grave of Christopher Sholesis is in Section 18, block 3.

[R Conner, 05/28/2012]
Typewriter Inventor's Grave

The grave of Christopher Sholes, 1819-1890, "Father of the American Typewriter." He got his patent in 1868, and came up with the wacky QWERTY keyboard arrangement still in use today!

The gravestone isn't shaped like a typewriter, though...too bad.

[ Team, 12/27/2007]

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