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1. Robert E. Hannegan
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Enter the cemetery through the main gate. On the right side of the road at the first intersection in Section 18 is the cross-monument and graveof Robert E. Hannegan. Hannegan served as Postmaster General of theUnited States under Harry S. Truman, appointed on May 8, 1945. He was also owner of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team 1947-1949.

Birth: Jun. 30, 1903
Death: Oct. 6, 1949
 
   

   
2. All Saints Garden Crypt Mausoleum and Chapel, Major Seth W. Cobb
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Created: 18-01-2013
Drive up the Entrance Road and visit the beautiful All Saints Ourdoor Mausoleum and Chapel. Art glass from the private chapel of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain's cousin) has been installed in the entrance door.
 
   

   
3. General Daniel M. Frost
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Created: 29-10-2010
Proceed, turning to the right, stopping at the next intersection. On the left corner is the lot of General Daniel M. Frost, who served in the Confederate Army although a man of Northern birth and a graduate of West Point. The name of his wife (Harriet M.) is inscribed on the monument.

Brigadier General, Confederate States Army. Frost graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1844 and later won a brevet for gallantry in the Mexican War. After resigning from the army in 1853, he engaged in business in St. Louis and was active in the Missouri militia, holding the rank of brigadier general in 1861. Paroled after his capture at Camp Jackson, he was not exchanged until after Price's capture of Union officers at Lexington, Missouri. in March 1862 he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate army. He served as a staff officer to General Bragg and under General Hindman in Arkansas at the battle of Prairie Grove. Frost left the army for Canada as a result of the banishment of his wife and family from their home near St. Louis. Unfortunately, he left without bothering to advise the Confederate War Department and was dropped form the rolls in 1863. After the war he returned to St. Louis, where he farmed until his death.

Birth: August 9, 1823
Death: October 29, 1900
 
   

   
4. Bernard Pratte, Lewis Bogy, Nidelet Michel & Noonan families,Colonel John Knapp, Thomas C. Reynolds
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Drive to the right (toward Calvary Avenue), following the outer road  along the Calvary Avenue fence to the island where Sections 1 and 3 meet. Stop to the left of the island; near the fence on the Eastside of the road you can walk to the graves of Bernard Pratte, merchant, and his family; Lewis Bogy, former U.S. Senator from Missouri; and various members of the Nidelet, Michel and Noonan families.
 
   

   
5. Henry von Phul. Elizabeth von Phul Cooke, Staff Officer William Cooke, Charles Gratiot
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Ahead on the right is the large cross-monument of Henry von Phul, prominent St. Louis merchant of more than 100 years ago. nearby is the grave of Charles Gratiot, brother-in-law of Auguste Chouteau.
 
   

   
6. Antoine Soulard
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Just beyond von Phul and Gratiot is the ledger and grave of Antoine Soulard, last Surveyor-General of Upper Louisiana under the Spanish Regime.
 
   

   
7. Alexander J. P. Garesche
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Further back in the same section is the family of Alexander J. P. Garesche, St. Louis attorney and triumphant foe of the Drake Constitution for Missouri.

Wife: Laura C.
Children were: Alexander, Eugene, William, Henry, Edmond, Juliette.

Birth: March 1, 1823
Death: Nov. 10, 1896
 
   

   
8. Gabriel P. Paul
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Driving to the left the elaborately carved soft-stoned monument of Gabriel P. Paul, pioneer architect of St. Louis may be seen on the right.
 
   

   
9. Sergeant James E. Flynn, John Withnell
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Created: 18-01-2013
Continue. Turn right on the first road. On the left (in Section 3) is the quaint old Gothic enclosure of brown sandstone, marking the lot of John Withnell, a member of Calvary Cemetery First Board of Incorporators.
 
   

   
10. Priests' Lot
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Immediately ahead at the top of the hill is the original Priests' Lot, on which are the tombstones marking the graves of Archbishop Kenrick, the founder of Calvary Cemetery; his successor, Archbishop Kain; and, at the foot of their tombstones, crosswise, the grave of the African American, Thomas Franklin, who served these two Bishops and their successor, Cardinal Glennon.
 
   

   
11. Charles Sanguinet family, James Clemens Jr., Sherrard Clemens, 2nd Lt. Powhatan H. Clarke, Lt. Powhatan H. Clarke
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Continue right to see in Section 3 on the left the monument on the lot of the Charles Sanguinet family, early settlers from Quebec. Adjoining is the lot of James Clemens, Jr. for fifty years the owner of the Old Rock House on the River front. He was a cousin of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain). Art glass from the private chapel in his home have been installed in the Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul at Resurrection Cemetery as well as in the Calvary All Saints Garden Mausoleum.
 
   

   
12. Auguste Chouteau
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In Section 2 is the tablet-monument of Auguste Chouteau, co-founder of the City of St. Louis, and his wife Therese Cerre.
 
   

   
13. Honore Picotte
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In Section 2 are the twin-stone graves of Honore Picotte, early fur trader and his wife Therese.
 
   

   
14. Edward Walsh
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In Section 3 is the many-statued memorial of Edward Walsh, banker and railroad director.
 
   

   
15. Ewing Family Burials - Calv Hist
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In Section 3 next to Picotte are the Ewing family burials: William L. Ewing, Sr., an Indian agent in the early 1800's; and various members of the Ewing family prominent in St. Louis life and in Missouri politics.
 
   

   
16. Berthelemie Berthold
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A tall elaborately carved Gothic monument bearing the name of Berthelemie Berthold, partner of John Jacob Astor and the Chouteau brothers in the American Fur Company.
 
   

   
17. Hunt Family Mausoleum
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Created: 23-08-2007
The well known Hunt Family Mausoleum and lot overlooking the Mississippi River (located in Section 3). Descend the stairs where entombed are Ann Lucas Hunt her first husband, Theodore Hunt; and her second husband, Wilson P. Hunt, partner of the American Fur Company.
 
   

   
18. Sylvestre V. Papin
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In Section 2 you will find the bronze-plaque monument of Sylvestre V. Papin, and his wife, Emeline. Immediately behind are the steamboat pilot-wheel monuments of Captains John B. and Joseph LaBarge, pioneer navigators and Indian Fur Traders on the Missouri River.
 
   

   
19. Mullanphy Family
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In Section 3 is the tall-spired stone on the Mullanphy lot, whereon are buried John Mullanphy, early philanthropist; and his son, Bryan Mullanphy, Mayor of St. Louis in 1847.
 
   

   
20. Jean Pierre Cabanne
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Created: 23-08-2007
In Section 1 on The Way of Salome, on the right you will find the unique monument on the lot of Jean Pierre Cabanne, intrepid fur trader and progenitor of numerous St. Louisians of the present day.
 
   

   
21. Alexander McNair
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Created: 29-07-2007
 
   

   
22. Dred Scott
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Created: 29-07-2007
 
   

   
23. Religious Orders
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In Section 11 can be seen several religious orders lots; The Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (with a statue); and the Visitation Sisters Lot. Follow this road around the section and turn left up the middle road to view the lot of the Sisters of The Good Shepherd; the Sisters of Mercy; and other religious orders.
 
   

   
24. Kerens Mausoleum
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Created: 29-07-2007
 
   

   
25a. Religious of The Sacred Heart Nuns
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Proceed up the hill to view on the left the Religious of The Sacred Heart Nuns lot, with the distinctive black iron crosses. Very few of these crosses remain.  This lot was moved in 1881 from the old Orphan Asylum at Tenth and Biddle Streets.
 
   

   
25b. Major Thomas Biddle
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Located at the top of the island in Section 12 is the yellowed tomb of Major Thomas Biddle and his wife, Ann Mullanphy Biddle.  The iron fencing prohibits entry.
 
   

   
26. General William Tecumseh Sherman
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One of America's greatest army officers serving in the Civil War (1861-1865) was William Tecumseh Sherman. Although, if the question was asked, "Who was and still is the most hated and despised man in the history of Georgia" the response would be William Tecumseh Sherman.
 
   

   
27. John Wesley Turner
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Created: 23-08-2007
Along The Way of the Second Dolor, buried on the left behind the Soulard-Turner monument is John Wesley Turner, a Civil War general and later a prominent St. Louis businessman.
 
   

   
28. Pierre Chouteau, Bvt. Brig. General Pitcairn Morrison, Werner
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Overlooking the valley is the circular Pierre Chouteau family lot. It is reached by a flight of balconied marble steps, an example of good taste in the old time design of a large family lot. Adjacent is the Werner family lot.
 
   

   
29. Lucas Family Lot
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Created: 23-08-2007
The Lucas family lot, with an imposing but simple, spired monument. Here are buried J.B.C. Lucas and his numerous descendants, including his son, Charles, who was killed in a duel with Thomas H. Benton.
 
   

   
30a. Handlan Private Mausoleum
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Created: 29-07-2007
The Handlan private mausoleum with its unique floral stained glass side windows.
 
   

   
30b. Taylor Monument
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The Taylor Monument is along the way from the Handlan private mausoleum to the Morrison/Sarpy family baby crib monuments. This cross monument is at the end of the 'island' and between the two roads.
 
   

   
30c. Morrison Family baby crib monuments, Captain H. Guibor
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The Sarpy and Morrison Family lot, with its distinctive Morrison Family baby crib monuments may be seen on the left.
 
   

   
31. Louis A Benoist
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Created: 14-09-2010
Located in Section 17 at the top of the hill is the large circular lot of the Louis A. Benoist family.
 
   

   
32a. Kate Chopin
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Created: 23-08-2007
February 8, 1851 - August 22, 1904

Kate Chopin's writing career lasted a short fourteen years but during that brief time she produced over a hundred short stories, poems, and novels. Her writing appeared in magazines and newspapers nationwide. Readers were gripped by her passionate tales, her fluent style and true characters. Kate's own character - an individualist who smoked Cuban cigars and wore the most fashionable clothing - was equally enthralling as the personalities that filled her stories.
 
   

   
32b. Cummings Family Lot
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Created: 29-07-2007
Circular memorial lot of the Cummings family.
 
   

   
33. Joseph O'Neill
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Created: 09-02-2010
This lot of Joseph O'Neill in Section 19 embraces the atmosphere of anoriginal Irish-style burial plot with the high stonewall enclosurearound the entire lot.  
 
   

   
34. A. J. Cervantes
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Created: 23-08-2007
In Section 18, behind the Charles Stanley monument is the monument of A. J. Cervantes, Mayor of St. Louis from 1965-1973.
 
   

   
35. Viviano Family
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Created: 23-08-2007
An inspiring monument of the Viviano family, whose pasta empire boomed after the purchase of equipment at the Italian Pavilion at the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair. The four columns represent the four brothers who founded the company and also selected this site.
 
   

   
36. Calvary Mausoleum
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Just behind the lake is the columned portico main entrance to the Calvary Shrine Mausoleum. Stop to visit the mausoleum, and view the beautiful stained glass windows throughout.  After leaving the Mausoleum, walk to the new Priests' Lot across from the mausoleum main entrance, where Archdiocesan priests are now interred.
 
   

   
36b. New Priests' Lot
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After leaving the Mausoleum, walk to the new Priests' Lot across from the mausoleum main entrance, where Archdiocesan priests are now interred.
 
   

   
37. Dr. Thomas A. Dooley, III
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In Section 19 is the Dooley family lot, on which is the grave and stone ledger of Dr. Thomas A. Dooley, III, founder of Medico; who died on January 18, 1961.
 
   

   
38. Religious Orders 2
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Created: 12-05-2010
To view the latest trends in cemetery developments, proceed left paralleling West Florissant Avenue about 3/4 of a mile) to Section 29 and continue bearing right to pass Sections 30 and 31. Proceed straight to Section 33, identified by the stainless steel cross shrine.  This section contains lots of many St. Louis area religious orders.
 
   

   
39a. Early Settlers of St. Louis
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In Section 5D you will find the graves of thousands of the early settlers of St. Louis. French, Indian and Afro-Americans originally buried at the site of the Old Cathedral and buried here in 1950.
 
   

   
39b. Shared Family Monuments
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In Section 23 you will find the Shared Family Monuments - the latest designs for monument memorialization.  The selection includes the grave, the right to engrave one side of the granite monument for one or two individuals, and the foundation fee.  A complete package for one cost.  The grave opening fee may be prepaid as well.
 
   

   
40. Lawn Crypt Area
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The Lawn Crypt area located in Section 14B, near the shared family monument section (they are pre-set concrete vaults set on a drain tile bed.  Memorialization includes bronze wall markers or granite lawn level markers.  Another lawn crypt area is located near the All Saints Mausoleum, Section 18B.
 
   

   
41. Historic Bell Tower
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Created: 12-05-2010
 
   

   
42. Charles Eames
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Created: 23-08-2007
Internationally known designer, film-maker and architect.His wife Ray is also buried there.
 
   

   
43. Tennessee Williams
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Created: 23-08-2007
In Section 15 at the intersection of First Dolor and Way of the Angels you can view the lot of Edwina Dakin Williams and her son, Tennessee Williams, famous playwright.
 
   

   
44. Paletta Private Mausoleum
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Created: 23-08-2007
The Paletta family were prominent St. Louis physicians.
This mausoleum is constructed of Rainbow granite, one of the oldest building materials in existence.
 
   


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