Middlesex County


St. Tarcsius Cemetery, Framingham

Holy Cross, 175 Broadway, Malden, MA  Tel: (781)-322-6300

Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston 2121 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 01235

Cemetery Department  16 Lowell Street    Reading 01867 Tel :(781)-942-9086

Charles Lawn Memorial Park,  Charles Street, Reading

Forest Glen Cemetery Forest Glen Road, Reading

Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lowell Street, Reading

Wood End Cemetery, Franklin Street, Reading


Holy Cross Cem. Malden Ma. 

Information on a grave Owner: John Sullivan Purchase Date 05/24/1890 Address: 14 Porter Street Cambridge Date of Burial: 05/25/1890 Location: Sec-SWA Pth-24 Grv-40 West DD1
The other Sullivans are as follows Timothy Date of burial: 03/10/1891 Dennis Date of burial: 05/27/1894 Catherine Date of Burial 07/24/1915

Joseph Viera (1860 - 1904)
Alfred Viera (October 1896 - November 1897)
They are both at 47 North Maple Avenue in Grave 31W, which, according to the map provided to me by the cemetery office, is right across from where Oak Avenue connects in with N. Maple Avenue.


Lake Grove, Holliston


"The Cambridge of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Six, .... a picture of The City and its Industries Fifty years after its Incorporation" Done by Divers Hands 1896

There is a good chapter on how the cemeteries in Cambridge were developed. I'll briefly summarize what is said, and will try to post more later:

"Burial-Places in Cambridge ... As early as 1634-35, one John Pratt was granted two acres of land, described as situated 'By the old Burying Place without the common pales.' This deed indicates the first land used for burials, which was located, as nearly as can be ascertained, on the northerly corner of the present Ash and Brattle streets, outside of the stockade which was erected in 1632. ...... This burial-place was discontinued when the present ancient ground on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Garden Street was set apart for burials, and ordered 'paled in' early in 1635-36. One hundred years later, 1735, the town, with the assistance of the college, built a substantial stone wall in the front, on 'Menotomy Road,' at a cost of 150. ..... This wall was removed some forty years since, and a wooden fence built, which in turn was taken away, and in 1893 the present substantial iron fence erected .... This 'God's Acre,' as it is often called, containts the dust of many of the most eminent persons in Massachusetts; the early ministers of the town ...early presidents of Harvard College, ....the first settlers and propreitors, ...... It is much to be regretted that so many graves remain unmarked, and equally so that the names of the tenants of many costly tombs re unknown by the very imperfect registration, or want of registration, in the town records. .... Several of the substantial above-ground monuments had tablets inserted with names thereon, which have been broken out and lost, and only a blank aperture remains. This was caused largely by the scarcity of lead in the Revolution, when the lead in which the tablets were embedded was removed for bullet-making, at the same time that the old church building nearby was desecrated. ..... In 1870, the city erected a simple but appropriate monument to mark the place of burial of a few of the Cambridge Minutemen, killed April 19, 1775. On the occasion of its dedication ... Rev. Dr. McKenzie delivered a very interesting and suggestive address. He said most eloquently that it was pleasant for us to remember that our domain was wider then than now, and with a worthy pride we claim the glory of Menotomy for the praise of Cambridge. Arlington may guard their dust, Cambridge will overleap the narrow brook and claim them for their own, and let the 19th of April, 1775, hereafter be known, as it always should have been, as the day of the battle of Lexington and Concord, and Cambridge. More men were killed and wounded within the then limits of Cambridge than in all the other towns. ..... In searching in 1870, to find the place of burial preparatory to erecting this monument, were made along the northerly line of the grounds, and several skulls were found with bullet holes, showing where some of our killed at Bunker Hill were buried; ... In the year 1845, Mrs. William T. Harris published a very useful book of epitaphs from this old ground, 'from the earliest date to the year 1800.' In the years succeeding 1800, with a few exceptions, the names only, on the monuments.. are given. ... In 1885 the City Council placed this ancient burial-ground in charge of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners. By their direction it was thoroughly renovated, ornamental trees and shrubs were planted, the gravestones righted and otherwise put in a condition suitably becoming the resting-place of so many of our honored dead. About the year 1811, with the continued growth of East Cambridge and Cambridgeport, the old ground had become crowded, and 'more than once' entirely filled; then an urgent call was made for another burial-place. Two and one-fourth acres of ground were purchased on Broadway, at the corner of Norfolk Street. This was used for nearly a half-century, .. until the year 1854, when the present cemetery on Coolidge Avenue was laid out under the direction of the committee appointed by the city government. The services of consecration were held on the premises November 1, 1854, and this beautiful spot was sacredly set apart for its new purpose. ... who aptly said in reference to the place: 'Its locality, .. its seclusion from the great thoroughfares of life, make it a spot preeminently adapted to the end for which it has been chosen. .... The original purchase contained about twenty-five acres. Since then, additions of land have been made on the northern boundary, and by further purchase of the Winchester estate on the south, so that, today, the whole area is more than sixty acres. The Broadway ground was disused in 1865, ...'City of Cambridge is hereby authorized, at the expense of the city, to remove the remains of the dead from the burial ground ... .. to the Cambridge cemetery ..... Said ground shall be surrounded by suitable enclosures, and shall forever remain unused for a public street, unoccupied by any building, and kept open as a public park. ..... Hope this is of interest ! Betty (near Lowell, MA)


Subject: Bancroft tombstones at Groton, Mass. Source: Epitaphs from the Old Burial Ground, Groton, MA by Dr. Samuel A. Green, 1878 http://tfeeney.esmartbiz.com/janice.htm The full book of inscription (Groton) are at my website - book is downloadable.


To: MAMIDDLE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Burial listing for Byrnes at St. Stephen Cemetery
I would like listing of Byrnes surname that buried in St. Stephen Cemetery in Framingham.

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