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Admirers gather at Baltimore grave site to honor Johns Hopkins

Admirers gather at Baltimore grave site to honor Johns Hopkins

Several dozen admirers of Johns Hopkins gathered in a cold rain at Green Mount Cemetery Saturday to honor the Baltimore philanthropist who died on Christmas Eve 143 years ago.

It was the 18th straight year that officials of the university and hospital that bear his name got together to commemorate the founder of two internationally renowned institutions.

Hopkins, who died at 78 in 1873 without marrying or having children, lies under a simple slab in the city's premier Victorian era graveyard. He is flanked by three sisters and a brother-in-law who rest under similarly modest stones in a cemetery known for its ornate, sometimes grandiose statuary.

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