Annie Edson Taylor

Annie Taylor, Queen of the Mist
Birth Name:
Annie Edson Taylor
Birth Date:
October 24, 1838
Birth Place:
Auburn, New York
Death Date:
April 29, 1921
Place of Death:
Niagara County Infirmary, Lockport, New York
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes
Cemetery Name:
Oakwood Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
The Odd and the Interesting
Annie Edson Taylor was an American schoolteacher who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first, and oldest, person to go over Niagara Falls intentionally and survive. The trip itself took less than twenty minutes, but it was some time before the barrel was actually opened and discovered she was relatively unharmed with only a small gash on her head. She attempted to earn money by talking about her experience, writing a memoir, and eventually working as a clairvoyant, but eventually fell into poverty and died in relative obscurity.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Oakwood Cemetery

763 Portage Road

Niagara Falls, New York, 14301


North America

Grave Location:

Stunter's Rest

Grave Location Description

To see Annie’s grave, turn right after entering the gates from Portage Road. Follow the road on the south side of the cemetery until you come to the first fork. Annie’s grave is in the third row at the point of the fork. She is next to next to English-born daredevil Carlisle D. Graham in the “Stunter’s Rest” section.

Grave Location GPS

43.096626, -79.046203



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