I Leave My Blessing to Everybody

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.

2016 01-12 Calvary Cemetery Evanston Grace O'Dwyer Ryan

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.

4 thoughts on “I Leave My Blessing to Everybody

  1. 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.


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