Old Calvary Cemetery: New Yorkers Carved in Stone

Old Calvary Cemetery: New Yorkers Carved in Stone

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<strong> Old Calvary Cemetery: New Yorkers Carved in Stone </strong> - Rosemary Muscarella Ardolina. New York City's Old Calvary Cemetery was established on the north side of Newtown Creek in an area then called Blissville (known today as Woodside); the first burial there was in August 1848. This book contains 5,315 transcriptions of headstones in the cemetery, dating from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Twenty-nine sections make up this cemetery which today covers 365 acres. The author made her way through each section, transcribing headstone inscriptions which cite a place of birth, those which although worn remain legible, and those of veterans of the Civil and Spanish-American wars. More than 90 percent of the headstones cite Irish places of birth; also included are a few hundred born in the United States, and some from England, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, Canada and various other European and South American countries.Information found on the headstones ranges from a person's name to dates and locations of birth, death and marriage, names of relatives, cause of death, military achievements and the occasional motto or quote. The author has done her best to transcribe as much as possible; many stones are worn or sunken. Introductory pages include a brief history of the cemetery, as well as a map and "bird's eye view" photograph of it. Other photos of cemetery sites are found throughout the text. An everyname index makes finding people easy. (1996), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index,  590 pp. </br> 101-A0453 </br>ISBN: 0788404539