Early Catholic Cemetery
The below newspaper mention of the Catholic Cemetery helps give an idea of how large an area it was.... extending north past what today is Hampshire streets between 18th and 20th
The Quincy Daily Whig-Jan 12th, 1859
City Clerks Office
Quincy, Jan 5, 1859
2 o'clock, p.m.
The following report and resolution was presented and on motion of Ald. Osborn adopted.
The undersigned to whom was referred the petition of George A. Roberts and others, June 7th, A.D. 1858, asking for the opening of Hampshire street in the city of Quincy east to corporation line, would respectfully report in favor of granting the prayer of said petitioners, and recommend the acceptance of the condition named in said petition in connection with the names of Joseph Artus, Newton Flagg, L. Kingman, Lloyd Morton and Casper Ruff, owners of property through which said street is to pass.
And in connection with this report they would also state the fact that about twenty two feet of the width of the street would fall north of the Catholic Cemetery, and therefore would offer the follwing resolution for adoption:
Resolved, That Hampshire street be extended and opened from 18th to 24th street of the width of 66 feet, except so much thereof lies north and adjoining the Catholic Cemetery at which point said street is hereby declared to be the width of 22 feet until such time as the city shall be able to make proper arrangments for obtaining the right of way through said Cemetery.
JAS. M. PITMAN, Com.
B. I. CHATTEN
The Quincy Whig Republican-Oct 27th, 1860
Capt. Kelly's Grave.
The editor of the Herald says, in an article this morning, that when "Tom Corwin" visits in this city, he will be pointed "to the honored grave of Capt. Kelly."
Let me inform this veritable editor (if he is not already aware of the fact) that for a number of years the tombstone originally intended to cover the grave of this honored hero has laid on the roadway outside the fence of the burial ground, mouldering to dust. Among all his pretended Democratic admirers, none can be found "so poor as to do him" HONOR.
So much for Democratic consistency.
Articles submitted by Scott Reed.