Richard Halliburton

Richard Halliburton

Birth
Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, USA
Death 24 Mar 1939 (aged 39)
At Sea
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 7957081 · View Source
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Adventurer, Author. He published numerous books during his short lifetime, including The Royal Road to Romance (1925), Glorious Adventure (1927), New Worlds To Conquer (1929) and The Book of Marvels (1937). During his world travels, he visited exotic locales such as the Taj Mahal in India, climbed the Matterhorn, flew across the Sahara desert in a bi-winged plane, and swam the entire length of the Panama Canal. He also roamed the Mediterranean Sea retracing the route followed by Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey and crossed the Swiss Alps on the back of an elephant in a recreation of Hannibal's expedition. Halliburton died in March 1939 as he and his crew attempted to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, from Hong Kong to San Francisco as a publicity stunt. The vessel was unseaworthy and went down in a storm around March 23-24, 1939. His body was never recovered.

Bio by: Robert Patterson


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Robert Patterson
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7957081
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Halliburton (9 Jan 1900–24 Mar 1939), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7957081, citing Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .