R. Nathaniel Dett
Son of Robert Dett, buried at Oakwood Cemetery 1921.
NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - In recognition of Black History Month, Oakwood Cemetery would like to honor R. Nathaniel Dett. During his lifetime Mr. Dett was one of the most successful black composers. While R. Nathaniel Dett is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls, Ontario, his father Robert T. Dett resides right here in Oakwood Cemetery. The Dett family operated a tourist home in Niagara Falls, NY.