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Calvary Cemetery

 
 
Calvary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., circa August 2004
1. Calvary Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Consecrated in 1867 to serve the booming populations of the Catholic Irish, Germans and Italians, Calvary became the second Catholic Cemetery in Shelby County. Msgr. Martin Riordan, V.G., of St. Patrick Parish, was a leading proponent and advocate during the early development of Calvary Cemetery along with Terence McCarney, one of the early superintendents. The Cemetery contains the remains of over 45,000 of the faithful departed, include the Martyrs of Memphis; Mary Magdalene Hodges, recipient of the Miracle of Memphis; C.P.J. Mooney, Commercial Appeal editor; and many others, some famous and some known only to God. Many generations of the same families, poor to rich, are buried in Calvary. Almost every religious group that served the Catholic population in Memphis is represented at Calvary, which is still active and growing.
 
Erected 1999 by Shelby County Historical Commission and Catholic Diocese of Memphis.
 
Location. 35° 6.081′ N, 90° 1.159′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Elvis Presley (Bellevue) Boulevard (U.S. 51), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at entrance to Calvary Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1663 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis TN 38106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Entrance to Calvary Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., circa August 2004
2. Entrance to Calvary Cemetery
Marker is to immediate left of photo.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chew C. Sawyer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zion Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tennessee Williams Play (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Memphis 13/Rozelle Elementary School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Edward Shaw (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain Kit Dalton (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Rest (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Find a A Grave Link. (Submitted on July 30, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Louis Peo Chiozza
One of the nearly famous burials at Calvary is the grave of Louis Peo Chiozza who played major league baseball. "An Infielder, he became the first player to ever bat in a major league night game when he came to the plate for the Phillies against the Reds on May 24, 1935. He eventually grounded out to Cincinatti shortstop Billy Myers." Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13570834
    — Submitted July 30, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.

 
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Calvary Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., circa August 2004
3. Calvary Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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