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Solomon Willard
Birth: Jun. 26, 1783
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1861
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Stone Carver, Architect. He was the designer of the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, Massachusetts, among other prominent buildings, and is sometimes called "the Father of the Granite Industry" for his innovations in the selection, quarrying, and shipping of granite. In 1826, he developed the first commercial railway in the United States, the "Granite Railway", to move stone from quarries in Quincy, Massachusetts. He maintained a studio in Boston, where he taught classes in stone carving and architecture, with sculptor Horatio Greenough and architect Isaiah Rogers among his pupils. He also designed the layout of Hall Cemetery in Quincy, where he would eventually lie. (bio by: Kristin Jones) 
Family links: 
  William Willard (1735 - 1810)
  Catherine Wilder Willard (1742 - 1828)
  William Willard (1764 - 1848)*
  Catherine Willard (1766 - 1821)*
  Ephraim Willard (1767 - 1804)*
  Susanna Willard Holland (1769 - 1850)*
  Josiah Willard (1771 - 1823)*
  Samuel Willard (1776 - 1859)*
  Abigail Willard Bridgman (1783 - 1860)*
  Solomon Willard (1783 - 1861)
  Cephas Willard (1786 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Grave is by the front gate, with both a granite marker and a small granite obelisk. An additional memorial, a thirty ton granite column, is in the center of the cemetery.
Hall Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Near front gate
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Originally Created by: Kristin Jones
Record added: Aug 11, 2009
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Solomon Willard
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Solomon Willard
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