Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange

name = Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

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established = 1859
country = United States
location = East Orange, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
coordinates = coord|40.7506566|-74.2084789|display=inline
type = Catholic
owner = Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
size =
graves= 266,921 in 2002
website = [http://www.rcan.org/cemeteries/HolySepulchre.htm Holy Sepulchre Cemetery]

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery is located in East Orange and Newark, New Jersey. The Garden State Parkway runs through the two halves of the cemetery (Exit 144 and Exit 145, respectively). The office is located at 125 Central Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey 07108 (by taking Exit 145) and their main number is (973) 678-3757. If you inquire about someone who is buried in the cemetery for genealogy purposes, they do not keep birth dates on file or their relation to another person who is also buried. The cemetery is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This cemetery was established in 1859 and is maintained by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. cite web |url=http://www.rcan.org/cemeteries/HolySepulchre.htm |title=Holy Sepulchre Cemetery |accessdate=2007-09-25 |quote=This program facility is located in Essex County, East Orange at the approximate center of the Archdiocese of Newark. Established in 1859, the cemetery has accepted 266,921 burials to the end of calendar year 2002. Currently, this cemetery offers in-ground burials. A new area is available for the sales of plots. |publisher=Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark ] cite web |url=http://www.virtualnewarknj.com/cemeteries/holysepulchre.htm |title=Holy Sepulchre Cemetery |accessdate=2007-09-25 |quote=Holy Sepulchre Cemetery's mailing address is in East Orange, but half of the cemetery lies in Newark and has served the residents of Newark, NJ throughout it's years of operation (founded 1859). |publisher=Virtual Newark ]

It has been a long-standing belief that cemetery plots were moved to make room when the Garden State Parkway was built, but it is not true. The Laurelton Road was in its place (before the Garden State Parkway was laid down) and no one was ever buried underneath the road. At one time, the cemetery only owned the land on one side of the road. After the Garden State Parkway was built, new land was purchased on the other side of the highway for more burial plots. This gave the appearance of the Garden State Parkway cutting through the cemetery and dividing it into two sections.

Notable burials

*Thomas J. Callan (1853-1908) Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
*Jack Farrell (1857-1914) Major League Baseball player for 11 seasons, (1879-1889).
*Edward F. McDonald (1844-1892), represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1895 to 1899. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000409 Edward Francis McDonald] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed August 12, 2007.]
*Cornelius Augustine McGlennon (1878-1931), represented ushr|New Jersey|8 from 1919 to 1921. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000450 Cornelius Augustine McGlennon] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed October 2, 2007.]
*Frank Joseph McNulty (1872-1926), Representative from New Jersey 8th District, 1923-25.
*Paul John Moore (1868-1938), represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1927-1929. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000912 Paul John Moore biography] , United States Congress. Accessed July 11, 2007.]
*Edward L. O'Neill (1903-1948)
*Albert Oss (1818-1898) Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
*James Smith, Jr. (1851-1927) of Newark, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1893-99.
*Thomas Sullivan (1859-1940) Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
*Clifford Thomson (1834-1912) Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient


External links

* [http://www.virtualnewarknj.com/cemeteries/holysepulchre.htm Old Newark Cemeteries: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery]
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NJ/ES5.html#RBE0U0GJB Political Graveyard: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery]
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSvcid=1185&CRid=100044&pt=Holy%20Sepulchre%20Cemetery& Find-A-Grave information for Holy Sepulchre Cemetery]

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