Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
C. Cecilia Morse
June 3, 1838 - June 13, 1926
—Foundress of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in San Antonio, Florida —
Erected by Diocese of St. Petersburg.
Location. 27° 57.317′ N, 82° 27.472′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from North Morgan Street south of East Laurel Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Pioneer Priests Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (about 300 feet away); Victims of the Yellow Fever (about 300 feet away); Oaklawn Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors (about 400 feet away); Tampa Native Americans (about 400 feet away); Fort Brooke Mass Grave (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the foot of Cecelia Moore Morse's grave, in the Morse family plot at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery (a.k.a. Oaklawn Cemetery), on the north end of downtown Tampa.
Regarding C. Cecilia Morse. The city of San Antonio, Florida, is north of Tampa, in Pasco County. It is adjacent to the town of St. Leo, which is home to Saint Leo University, the first Catholic college in Florida.
The school founded by Cecelia Morse continues to operate today as St. Anthony Interparochial Catholic School.
Charcila Cecelia Moore Morse (her full name) is buried with five of her six children: Malcolm, Charles, Cecelia, Evangeline, and Ethel. The sixth, Frank, was a WWI veteran who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. None of her children ever married.
Also see . . . Saint Anthony School History. History page from the school's official website
Additional keywords. St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
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Credits. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then. Last updated on November 11, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.