Calvary Cemetery (Cleveland)
Calvary Cemetery is the largest Roman Catholic cemetery in Cleveland, and one of the largest in Ohio. It is operated by the Catholic Cemeteries Association and was dedicated on November 26, 1893. The original purchase of land was approximately 105 acres (42 ha). There are now over 305,000 interments and the cemetery sprawls over more than 300 acres (120 ha). Calvary is located on the border between Cleveland and Garfield Heights, Ohio.
The first burial was on November 30, 1893. John and Catharine Hogan, husband and wife, who died one day apart, were buried in section 10. The largest number of burials in one day was 81 on November 4, 1918, during the Influenza (Spanish Flu) pandemic. Total number of interments that month was 985.
- Frank J. Battisti (1922–1994) U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
- Michael Corcoran (d. 1919), Medal of Honor recipient, Indian Wars.
- Ed Delahanty (1867–1903), Hall of Fame Baseball player.
- Anton Grdina (1874–1957) Community activist, first American to receive Yugoslavia's highest civil honor, the Third Order of the Crown.
- Gustav C. Kuhlman (1859–1915), Founder of the G. C. Kuhlman Car Company.
- Frank Lausche (1895–1990), Cleveland mayor and Ohio governor.
- John R. Towle (1924–1944), US Army World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
- Stanisława Walasiewicz (Stella Walsh) (1911–1980), Controversial Olympic Gold Medalist.
- Bill Wambsganss (1894–1985), Baseball player, made the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.
- Frankie Yankovic (1915–1998), The Polka King.
- Helena Pelczar (1888 - 1926) Catholic Stigmatist with an open beatification process. Location lot 603, section 21.
- The cemetery is bisected by railroad tracks, necessitating a tunnel to get from one side to the other.
- Kathleen Daly Chapman McMahon (1893–1926), and Rae Marie Chapman (1921–1929), the widow and daughter of Ray Chapman, the only Major League Baseball player to die as the result of being hit by a pitched ball, are buried together here. He is buried in Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery.
- Calvary Cemetery is located at: 41°26′15″N 81°36′27″W / 41.437500°N 81.607498°WCoordinates: 41°26′15″N 81°36′27″W / 41.437500°N 81.607498°W.
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- "Calvary Cemetery". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. 2005-02-16. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
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- CWGC Cemetery report, details from casualty record.
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- Vigil, p. 27.
- Frankie Yankovic on Findagrave Retrieved online April 20, 2009.
- Vigil, p. 28.
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