Stony Brook Road Cemetery, Great Barrington

Stony Brook Road Cemetery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Today I had my first unexpected brush with post-mortem fame since Lisa, Sarah Danberg, and I found Medgar Evers grave in Arlington Cemetery back in 1999. There at the back of the small unnamed cemetery on Stony Brook Road in Great Barrington lies the grave for André F. Cournand, marked with a fine white stone, delicate script and a bas relief Nobel medal. Yes, I had discovered the final resting place of the winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Medicine. How unusual!

I love these little New England cemeteries. This one had a load of Comstocks and Harrises, too. I wonder if any of these folk are related to my Harris relatives in Iowa.


Lexi Rudnitsky (1972-2005)
Yet I love you more, having not loved you longer

  • Ebenezer Townsend (♂ – †1862)
  • Electa Townsend (♀ – †1864)
  • Wealthey Townsend (♀ – †1859)
  • Michael Ugo Stille (né Mikhail Kamenetzki, 1919-1995)
  • Cornelius H. DeJong (♀ 1908-1995)
  • Erika Kloz Olivier (†1970) & Anton Olivier (†1977)
  • Harmony A. Bills (♀ – †1912)
  • Lancaster Comstock (♂ – †1842)
  • Abel Benedict (♂ – †1819)
  • Prudence Ray (♀ – †1817)
  • Maj. Artemas Ray (♂ – †1829)
  • Selona Turner (♀ – †1818)
  • Mix Turner (♂ – †1879)
  • Zebulon Chapman (♂ – †1804)
  • Phineas Atwood (♂ – †July 19, 1836 Æ 33)
  • Phineas Atwood (♂ – †August 13, 1836 Æ 70)
  • Erastus Martin (†1838) son of Uli and Silance Martin
  • Permelia Harris (♀ – †1835)
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One Response to Stony Brook Road Cemetery, Great Barrington

  1. Chris says:

    I believe a few scenes from the low-budget horror movie “The Children” were filmed there.

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