Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thankful Thursday - Ancestors buried in Sacramento County Hospital Cemetery?

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

Remembering Those
"Buried by the County"
Over the Past 150 Years
You Are Invited To:
the Dedication of a Memorial for
Those Buried at the Sacramento County Cemetery

October is also Cemetery Appreciation Month - We are Remembering our "County Burials"

Over 10,000 "indigents" were buried by the County of Sacramento from 1927- 1961 at the Sacramento County Cemetery, which was sold to St. Mary's Cemetery in 1975. St. Mary's has recently completed a memorial to these "forgotten souls"  which iwll include their names engraved in granite, AWe will also remember the 72 "unknowns" reinterred here after their removal from the Sacramento County Hospital Cemetery in 2005. This dedication is sponsored by Sacramento County through the Sacramento County Cemetery Advistory Commission, and the Catholic Diocese of  Sacramento.

WHAT: Dedication of a memorial for over 10,000 buried by the County
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013
WHERE: St. Mary's Cemetery
            6700 21st Avenue, Sacramento
TIME: 10am
PARTICIPANTS: Msgr. James T Murphy, Vicar General for the Diocese of Sacramento
        Senior Chaplain Mindi Russell, Sacramento County
OTHER: Please join us in dedication this memorial and remembering all those "forgotten souls"

For further Information contact the Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission
    Bob LaPerriere -- 916-481-4525

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society has been very active extracting Sacramento County Coroners Books and the Sacramento County Hospital Grounds/Cemetery is mentioned quite often. Now I know if I were searching for an ancestor that was buried in the Sacramento County Hospital Grounds I won't find those grounds anymore and I need to visit St. Mary's Cemetery.

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