Edmund Dexter

Birth Name:
Edmund Dexter
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
London, England
Death Date:
July 24, 1862
Place of Death:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Edmund Dexter was a famous (well ... famous in the 1800s) whiskey maker and liquor distributor located in Cincinnati, Ohio. An immigrant from England, his first residency was in New York City. From there he moved to Cincinnati where he was initially involved in the liquor trade working for one of the many local dealers. When Dexter established his own liquor business in the late 1920s, he was quickly well established and thriving, according to historical records. In 1829, Dexter married Mary Ann Dellinger and they would have five sons - Charles, born in 1830; Edmund Jr., 1835; George and Julius, 1840, and Adolphus, 1844. As his boys matured, Dexter brought them into the liquor business, eventually calling it Edmund Dexter & Sons. Today he is remembered more for his historic mausoleum than for any of his whiskey's he produced in his lifetime.

Fun Fact

The native German and wealthy liquor baron Edmund Dexter and his American wife, Mary Ann lived in downtown Cincinnati’s swankiest residence at Fourth and Broadway (torn down by Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. in 1914).

It’s not known where Edmund Dexter was buried initially, but eight years later his body was the first to be interred in the mausoleum in 1870.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Spring Grove Cemetery

4521 Spring Grove Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45232


North America


Cemetery map of Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio

Grave Location:

Section 20, Lot Q, Dexter Cathedral, Catacomb 2

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery through the historic main entrance (not the funeral home entrance) drive straight ahead and under the trestle bridge. As you drive along you will see Section 20 on your left along with the large Fleischmann Mausoleum. At the next intersection turn left and drive 200 feet to the imposing Dexter Mausoleum located on the road in Section 20.

Grave Location GPS

39.16832153509037, -84.52611424894799

Visiting The Grave:



Read More About Edmund Dexter:

Videos Featuring Edmund Dexter:

See More:

Arthur Letts

popular name: Arthur Letts

date_of_death: May 18, 1923

age: 60

cause_of_death: Suddenly of unknown causes

claim_to_fame: Business and Finance

best_know_for: Arthur Letts Sr. was an immigrant from England who made his fortune in Los Angeles, California, in the early year 1900s when he built a department store and real estate empire by transforming a small, bankrupt dry goods store in downtown Los Angeles into the prominent The Broadway department store, later adding the Bullock's store. His son, Arthur Jr., continued with his legacy with great success.

Edwin Merton McBrier

popular name: Edwin Merton McBrier

date_of_death: September 19, 1956

age: 91

cause_of_death: Natural causes

claim_to_fame: Business and Finance

best_know_for: Born in 1865, McBrier grew up in Hermon, New York. Eventually he left his home and ended up in Lockport, New York where he went into business with Frank. W. Woolworth and Seymour Knox, a founding partner of the famous Woolworth Co. Located on Main Street, it was known as Woolworth & McBrier/Knox & McBrier 5 and 10 cent Store. The business thrived and grew into a successful chain of stores. By the company’s 50th anniversary in 1929, there were 2,247 Woolworth stores in the United States, Canada, Cuba, England, and Germany. Sales topped $303 million.

Barbara Hutton

popular name: Barbara Hutton

date_of_death: May 11, 1979

age: 66

cause_of_death: Heart attack

claim_to_fame: Business and Finance

best_know_for: Barbara Woolworth Hutton was born in New York City on 14 November 1912, the daughter of Edna and Franklyn Hutton and the granddaughter of Frank Winfield Woolworth, founder of the phenomenally successful chain of retail "five and dime" stores named Woolworths. Her mother died when she was only four years old and, until his death in 1919, Barbara Hutton was cared for by her grandfather. Subsequently her life became even more unsettled as she was moved from one relative to another, her father always ready with material but not the emotional support and love for which she longed. This disorganised start to her life obviously had a strong impact on her as an adult. The only stable aspect of her lifeappears to have been the vast fortune she inherited from her grandparents and her mother: before she was in her teens, she had well over $28 million in trust, and this was to be nearly doubled by the time she came of age. She partied, travelled, and lived a life of excessive excitement and self-indulgence, but even after seven marriages, she was still the ‘poor little rich girl’ of Noël Coward’s 1920s song, never finding the contentment she craved. After a lifetime of society balls and parties around the world and seven failed marriages, Barbara, nearly blind at 66, died bedridden and alone of a heart attack in 1979 in the penthouse of The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. She had $3,500 in the bank.

Back to Top