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Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ross Gilmore Marvin

 
 
Ross Gilmore Marvin Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Ross Gilmore Marvin Memorial
Inscription.
Erected by the citizens of Elmira
as a memorial to
Ross Gilmore Marvin
Student - Teacher - Explorer
Born in Elmira, New York
January 28, 1880
A member of the Peary Expedition of 1905-06
Scientist to the 1908-09 Peary Polar Expedition
which discovered the North Pole
Lost in the Arctic Ocean April 10, 1909.

 
Location. 42° 5.486′ N, 76° 48.143′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street and East Church Street (New York State Highway 352), on the right when traveling north on Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 107th New York Volunteers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1776-1796 (about 500 feet away); Elmira (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens Cascade (approx. mile away); Chemung Canal (approx. mile away); AFL-CIO Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chemung County World War I Monument (approx. 0.3 miles
Ross Gilmore Marvin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
2. Ross Gilmore Marvin Marker
away); A Brief History of the Elmira Popcorn Truck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chemung County Korea and Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chemung County World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ross G. Marvin. Find-a-grave entry for Marvin. Peary once said that Marvin's grave lies "farther north than those of any other human being." Thought to have died in an accident, years later one of his Eskimo companions admitted to killing Marvin during an argument. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Ross Gilmore Marvin. Ross Gilmore Marvin (1880–1908) was an Arctic explorer who took part in Robert Peary's 1905–1906 and 1908–1909 expeditions. It was initially believed that Marvin died in an accident on the second expedition, at the age of 29, but later evidence emerged that he may have been murdered. There is still controversy regarding the real causes of Marvin's death. (Submitted on November 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Ross Gilmore Marvin Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. Ross Gilmore Marvin Memorial
Ross Gilmore Marvin Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
4. Ross Gilmore Marvin Memorial
Ross Gilmore Marvin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
5. Ross Gilmore Marvin Marker
Ross Gilmore Marvin (1880-1909) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
6. Ross Gilmore Marvin (1880-1909)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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