In October I visited Calvary Cemetery in Evanston Illinois.
It was my first trip to the predominantly Irish Catholic cemetery which was consecrated in 1859.
It was also the first time I saw a bas-relief of the deceased on a headstone.
Meet Grace O’Dwyer Ryan who was born in Ireland in 1824. Grace died in 1909.
Grace has been added to the 17,993 Calvary memorials on Find A Grave.
As of this writing, only 36% of those memorials have headstone photographs.
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That’s what I thought! 🙂
I have ancestors buried there – some of whom were reinterred from the Old Cemetery in Chicago. Thank you for adding the obit for O. Martin Eaton to find a grave.
This was my first visit to Calvary. It’s such a lovely [yet terribly under-photographed] cemetery right on the lakefront.
I’m glad my addition to Find A Grave was helpful to you.