Several years after leaving the presidency and suffering from throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant worked tirelessly on his memoirs at a friend’s cottage on Mount McGregor in Saratoga County, N.Y. Shortly after completing his memoirs, Grant died on July 23, 1885. Preceding his death Grant has not declared where he wished to be buried, except that he wanted to be buried next to his wife Julia. New York Mayor William Russell Grace offered to provide space in the city for the Grant memorial, which did not come to fruition until 1897. Initially, Grant was buried in a temporary vault before his remains were transferred to the completed memorial on April 17, 1897. The memorial was dedicated on April 27, 1897, on the 75th anniversary of Grant’s birth. In 1958, the tomb came under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which currently operates the site as General Grant National Memorial.
Suffering from poor health following the historic Yalta Conference, Franklin D. Roosevelt spent little time in Washington, D.C., and instead retreated to the Little White House in Warm Springs, Ga. Roosevelt complained of a severe headache and slumped forward in his chair on April 12, 1945. He died later that afternoon. After a funeral procession in Washington, D.C., Roosevelt was buried in the rose garden of his Springwood estate. Roosevelt’s wife Eleanor was buried beside him after her death in 1962.
It is commonly believed that due to not wearing a heavy coat during his inauguration despite poor weather that William Henry Harrison contracted pneumonia and died nearly a month after he took office. A contemporary analysis of the doctor’s notes and records about the White House water supply lead to the conclusion that Harrison died from septic shock due to enteric fever. Regardless of the cause of death, Harrison died just after midnight on April 4, 1841.
Following a brief internment at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., Harrison was buried on his estate in North Bend, Ohio. The family chose a spot at the crest of Mount Nebo, which became William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial. The site contains his grave, his wife Anna, and several other members of the Harrison family.