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Richard Halliburton
Birth: Jan. 9, 1900, USA
Death: Mar., 1939

Writer, Lecturer, and World Traveler. He published numerous books during his short lifetime, including The Royal Road to Romance (1925), Glorious Adventure (1927), New Worlds To Conquer (1929) and The Book of Marvels (1937). During his world travels, he visited exotic locales such as the Taj Mahal in India, climbed the Matterhorn, flew across the Sahara desert in a bi-winged plane, and swam the entire length of the Panama Canal. He also roamed the Mediterranean Sea retracing the route followed by Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey and crossed the Swiss Alps on the back of an elephant in a recreation of Hannibal's expedition. Halliburton died in March 1939 as he and his crew attempted to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, from Hong Kong to San Francisco as a publicity stunt. The vessel was unseaworthy and went down in a storm around March 23-24, 1939. His body was never recovered.  (bio by: Robert Patterson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Wesley Halliburton (1870 - 1965)
  Nelle Nance Nance Halliburton (1869 - 1955)
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Halliburton (1900 - 1939)
  Wesley Halliburton (1903 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Robert Patterson
Record added: Oct 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7957081
Richard Halliburton
Added by: Robert Patterson
 
Richard Halliburton
Added by: Robert Patterson
 
Richard Halliburton
Added by: Robert Patterson
 
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- Michael Blankenship
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014
What a wonderful life you led.....a famous Memphian that should be remembered and honored.
- PAJ
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012

- Lance
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
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