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Ross G. Marvin
Birth: 1875
Death: Apr. 10, 1909

Explorer. He was part of explorer Robert E. Peary's Expedition team along with George Borup, Donald B. MacMillan, Matthew A. Henson, John W. Goodsell, and Robert Bartlett. The team were part of the crew of the ship, the USS Roosevelt on the 1908 to 1909, North Pole Expedition. Marvin served as Peary's Secretary/Assistant. On April 10, 1909, Marvin was killed in an argument with an eskimo during the expedition, but on his icy tomb it states that he drowned. The truth did not come out for a few years after his death at age 34. Peary later wrote, "The bones of Ross G. Marvin lie farther north than those of any other human being. On the northern shore of Grant Land we erected a cairn of stones, and upon its summit we placed a rude tablet inscribed: In memory of Ross G. Marvin of Cornell University, aged 34. Drowned April 10, 1909, forty-five miles north of Cape Columbia..."  (bio by: K) 
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Body not recovered, buried in a cairn made of stones
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13558821
Ross G. Marvin
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