1. Many Headstones at the Calvary Cemetery Cite a Place of Birth
Rosemary Muscarella Ardolina, in producing her book (Old Calvary Cemetery: New Yorkers Carved in Stone), searched through the Old Calvary Cemetery and transcribed headstone inspirations which were legible, those which cite a place of birth and those of veterans of the Civil and Spanish-American wars. Of the 5,315 transcriptions, she found that 90% of the headstones cite Irish places of birth; various other countries, including the United States, Italy, France, Scotland and Canada were also spotted.
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