Calvary Cemetery (Cleveland)
About the cemetery
Calvary Cemetery is located on the border between Cleveland and Garfield Heights, Ohio. Railroad tracks bifurcate the cemetery, and visitors must use a pedestrian tunnel to travel from one side to another.
The cemetery was consecrated on November 26, 1893. The original purchase of land was approximately 105 acres (420,000 m2). As of 2007, there were over 305,000 interments and the cemetery sprawled over more than 300 acres (120 ha).
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.
- Kathleen Daly Chapman McMahon (1893–1926), and Rae Marie Chapman (1921–1929), the widow and daughter (respectively) of Ray Chapman. Chapman is the only Major League Baseball player to die as the result of being hit by a pitched ball. Kathleen and Rae are buried together.
- 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 (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.
- Helena Pelczar (1888–1926) Catholic Stigmatist with an open beatification process.
- John R. Towle (1924–1944), U.S. Army World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
- Stanisława Walasiewicz (Stella Walsh) (1911–1980), controversial Olympic gold medalist.
- Bill Wambsganss (1894–1985), baseball player who made the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.
- Frankie Yankovic (1915–1998), musician known as "The Polka King".
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- Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols and Stories. Cleveland: Gray & Company. ISBN 9781598510256.
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