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Roy Chapman Andrews

  • Birth 26 Jan 1884 Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1960 Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA
  • Burial Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Chapman Family Plot
  • Memorial ID 6862589

Scientist. An archaeologist and explorer, he was the first to find dinosaur eggs, which he discovered in the Gobi Desert. He became the curator of the Museum of Natural History in New York. He lived his early years in Beloit, Wisconsin, attended Beloit College, and "Ever since I remember I always intended to be a naturalist and explorer. Nothing else ever had a place in my mind". It is widely believed that he was the real-life model for the film character, Indiana Jones.

Bio by: Richard Ellis


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Richard Ellis
  • Added: 19 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6862589
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Chapman Andrews (26 Jan 1884–11 Mar 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6862589, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .