B'nai Israel Cemetery
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana


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Holy Cross Cemetery
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana

 


FIRST BURIAL IN NEW HOLY CROSS CEMETERY

From The Anaconda Standard, June 4, 1912 – Page 8

Holy Cross 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.  

The cemetery 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.  

The approval 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.  

The grounds have a frontage of one-quarter mile on the boulevard. The Mountain View cemetery is one half mile north.   

Tom McGuire, who has been assistant sexton of the Catholic cemetery, will be sexton.

 

  Holy Cross Babyland

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names of babies buried in Babyland

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Mount Moriah Cemetery 
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana


 



GAR Lincoln Post #2

 

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Mountain View Cemetery
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana



       

Click here to view the Soldier's Monument
Dedicated To The Memory of 
Our Honored Dead Who Rest in Foreign Lands


 
Read more about the 
Granite Mine disaster  


VFW Plot - Block 18

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Potter's Field
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana

Established somewhere 1880 to 1885
By 1905 most of the Poor Farm's deceased  
were no longer buried in Potter's Field, however, 
it has been said that the last burial may have been in 1914.

The name "potter's field" comes from a Biblical reference (Matthew 27:3-7) referring to Jesus' betrayer, Judas:


 
"Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!" Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. But the chief priests took the silver pieces an said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood." And consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in."

Pictures courtesy of 
Patricia Harrison Armstrong


NOTE:  There does not appear to be any headstones or wooden markers left today.  
However, the weeds and tall grasses may be camouflaging anything that might still be there.

Looking down on Potter's Field from the hill




Granite Rock Wall Inside Fence 

Gate at entrance to Potter's Field 

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St. Patrick's Cemetery
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana




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