Canton, Ohio - Frankenstein's Grave
In the shadows of the McKinley Monument in the northwest corner of West Lawn Cemetery, you will find nestled between two small hedges the tombstone of Frankenstein. It's across from Timken Mercy Hospital on 13th Street, at the top of Serpentine Hill.
The final resting place of Dr. Frankenstein. Rumor has it that a Timken family member in Germany wrote to his successful cousin in America and told him how the grave site of Victor Frankenstein was being defaced and spit upon in their small town. The American Timken and founder of Timken Roller Bearings paid for the remains of the body to be flown to Canton to give Dr. Frankenstein a peaceful resting place.
Every Halloween, as kids, we would dare each other to sit on the tombstone or watch as other kids would have their picture taken beside it.