Calvary Cemetery in NYC

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Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby rancelli » 28 Mar 2015, 23:30

I was wondering if anyone from the NY area, knows exactly where this cemetery is, so I can maybe look them up to see if they have a burial record for this child.


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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby erudita74 » 29 Mar 2015, 00:18

Calvary Cemetery is located in Woodside, Queens, NY.

Here's a link to the cemetery's website:

http://www.calvarycemeteryqueens.com/

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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby rancelli » 29 Mar 2015, 01:34

rancelli wrote:I was wondering if anyone from the NY area, knows exactly where this cemetery is, so I can maybe look them up to see if they have a burial record for this child.


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erudita74 wrote:Calvary Cemetery is located in Woodside, Queens, NY.

Here's a link to the cemetery's website:

http://www.calvarycemeteryqueens.com/

Erudita



Awesome ! I just wanted to make sure that was the only Calvary Cemetery in the area. Thanks for the link :)

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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby carubia » 29 Mar 2015, 05:23

It has the most internments of any cemetery in the country! If an Italian died in NYC, he or she was usually buried in Cavalry or St. John's. Even if the death was not in NYC, the burial might be there if the family had previously lived in NY, as was the case with my GGF.

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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby erudita74 » 29 Mar 2015, 12:23

Calvary Cemetery also has a large potter's field section where the very poor were buried. There is a sign near the road which indicates the number of the section, but there are no headstones in this section of the cemetery. It looks like someone's backyard. The cemetery office does have the exact location in the section where an individual was buried though. For a very poor person, a priest would have made the arrangements to have the individual buried there. Otherwise, the person might have been buried in City Cemetery's potter's field which is located on Hart Island, in the Long Island Sound, off of the Bronx. Hart Island is maintained by prison workers. I have a great grandmother who died in 1904, when she was only 26, who was buried in Calvary, but her unborn female child, who was never named, is buried on Hart Island. The burials were one day apart. My great grandfather was a poor immigrant, living in Manhattan at the time, who had three other small daughters, two of whom were born in Italy, and one who was only 15 months at the time of her mother's death. So he had very little money to bury his first wife.

Here’s some info about Hart Island, if anyone needs it. They also now have a searchable database:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doc/html/about/ ... land.shtml

http://gizmodo.com/what-we-found-at-har ... 1460171716

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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby rancelli » 29 Mar 2015, 21:28

erudita74 wrote:Calvary Cemetery also has a large potter's field section where the very poor were buried. There is a sign near the road which indicates the number of the section, but there are no headstones in this section of the cemetery. It looks like someone's backyard. The cemetery office does have the exact location in the section where an individual was buried though. For a very poor person, a priest would have made the arrangements to have the individual buried there. Otherwise, the person might have been buried in City Cemetery's potter's field which is located on Hart Island, in the Long Island Sound, off of the Bronx. Hart Island is maintained by prison workers. I have a great grandmother who died in 1904, when she was only 26, who was buried in Calvary, but her unborn female child, who was never named, is buried on Hart Island. The burials were one day apart. My great grandfather was a poor immigrant, living in Manhattan at the time, who had three other small daughters, two of whom were born in Italy, and one who was only 15 months at the time of her mother's death. So he had very little money to bury his first wife.

Here’s some info about Hart Island, if anyone needs it. They also now have a searchable database:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doc/html/about/ ... land.shtml

http://gizmodo.com/what-we-found-at-har ... 1460171716


Very interesting ! Even if they can't find a record, it would still be worth the trip just to visit and read some of the names at the cemetery. I will give them a call and see if they have a location, and maybe there's a stone there as well. Thanks again !

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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby erudita74 » 29 Mar 2015, 23:36

Let's us know how you make out.
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Re: Calvary Cemetery in NYC

Postby TZolo » 03 Apr 2015, 03:22

There's a great site (and there are no charges to create an account -- or to request pictures of headstones)

It's called Find-A-Grave (Findagrave.com)

Indeed that child is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens, NY.

There is also a memorial for him created on the Find-A-Grave Website.
His plot is already listed too! Bonus!
(If his plot wasn't listed.. all you would've needed to do was call the office of the cemetery and give him the name of the deceased and the death date. (It would probably take them a while, but good thing it's not needed in this case).

I realized now that the memorial was created today -- I assume you had already called and done so..

http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?pa ... 42&df=all&

Either way if you haven't already -- if you're unable to get to Calvary Cemetery yourself.. you can request as photo of his headstone.. and one of the photo volunteers will go when they go to the cemetery and locate the headstone for you. (There's no charge for this either.. Just kind people helping others. :))

I'm curious myself to see if you find a headstone.

A life taken too soon, RIP.

Trevor Palazzolo


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