Alexander County

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Calvery Catholic Cemetery is the cemetery for St. Patrick's Church in Cario. It was established in 1855.

Edmond P. Shannessy b. 5 August 1846 - Cairo, Alexander Co., IL; d 4 February 1891 - Cairo. He married Bridget Garrett on 7 October 1866 in Alexander Co., IL. There are 2 more names on the marker.

This the marker for Bryan Shannessy b 15 January 1806 or 1801 - County Limerick, Ireland; d 5 November 1878 - at his residence, located at 12th & Poplar, Cairo, Alexander Co., IL; buried 6 November 1878 - Cairo City Cemetery, Villa Ridge, Pulaski Co., IL. His wife Sarah, widow of Jacob Weldon, is buried next to him but her marker has fallen over and cracked in half. As soon as I can see about getting it fixed and upright I will take a picture of it too. She was b 1810 - 1811 her marker reads: DIED August 11, 1871 age 60. In her obit it says that the funeral was 13 August at the Church of the Redeemer.

John & Catherine Hamilton's grave. It is located in the Old Beech Grove Cemetery; Mounds, Pulaski Co., IL. John Hamilton b. 12 July 1826 - County Tyron, Ireland; d 24 August 1869 - Cairo, Alexander Co., IL; buried 25 August 1869. Catherine Hamilton, nee Shannessy b. 14 September 1837 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA; d 22 March 1924 - Dupo , St. Clair Co., IL; buried 24 March 1924.

Contributed by Vicky

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