FIRST BURIAL IN NEW HOLY CROSS CEMETERY
From The Anaconda Standard, June 4, 1912 – Page 8
cemetery, the new burying ground of the Catholic church, was
opened yesterday morning [June
3, 1912], and Thomas Manning of 313 West Silver street,
aged 95 years, a native of Ireland, and a resident of the United
States for 80 years, was the first interred.
The grounds have been ready for about a week.
consists of 59 acres between the Four and Five Mile houses. It
is an ideal site. An unevenness of the ground was removed. The
old Catholic cemetery contained about 20 acres.
All the lots have been sold, although many of the family
lots are not filled and there will be many funerals in the old
grounds. It is
stated that Holy Cross cemetery will meet the needs for half a
century or more.
of the location was made by Bishop J. P. Carroll, Mgr. Peter De
Siere of St. Patrick’s and Father Batens. It was purchased
several months ago.
have a frontage of one-quarter mile on the boulevard. The
Mountain View cemetery is one half mile north.
who has been assistant sexton of the Catholic cemetery, will be