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Saint Mary Cemetery (Garryowen Cemetery)
Spink Township, Union County, South Dakota

T93N R50W Section 19
Lat: 42 51' 08"N, Lon: 96 47' 15"W

Contributed by Brian Hass, Jun 01, 2002 [brian_m_hass@hotmail.com]. Total records = 281.

St. Mary's Cemetery, known less formally as the Garryowen Cemetery, is located along highway 48, northwest of the intersection of highway 48 and Union County's 471st Avenue ("Old 77"). The cemetery is approximately fifteen miles south of Beresford, SD and is five miles south of Union Grove State park (formerly Union County State Park). It is located within the southeast quarter of section 19 of Spink Township.

The cemetery is well marked with a large sign which reads, "St. Mary's Cemetery, Garryowen." There is a fence with two gates located along the cemetery's south side. The cemetery's west, north, and east boundaries face plowed fields and are marked by rows of young evergreens. The cemetery's north and south borders are 85.8 yard wide; while, the west and east borders are 93.5 yards wide. Four larger evergreens are growing inside the cemetery near the west side. There are no buildings or paved driveways on the cemetery grounds.

The Garryowen community was first settled by the O'Connors, the Mannings, and the Sullivans. The community was named Garryowen; because, members of the community had migrated from Garryowen, Iowa. Between 1860 and 1879, these families attended church in Fairview; and, their dead were buried in the Fairview Cemetery. When the Garryowen community had increased to fifty families, a parish was finally organized in 1879 to form St. Mary's church. Initially, the Fairview priest was responsible for this church.

The five acres of land for St. Mary's Cemetery and the first small church were donated by Pat Mahan. A few years after the church was built, Father Eugene Sullivan built the first rectory at the site. Later, the rectory burned down. When the church became too small, it was moved to the James Casey farm; and, a larger church and rectory were built in 1904. After this second church burned down in 1924, the rectory was purchased by Edward Merrigan in 1927 and moved to his farm. In 1925, the third church was built across the road from the cemetery on land donated by Tom O'Connor.

The first burial at St. Mary's Cemetery was that of Mike O'Connor in lot 54. The grave was dug with the help of Vincent O'Connor, who was sixteen years old at the time. The second grave was that of Jeffery Donahoe in September of 1883.

Following the death of their son, Aileen O'Connor and her husband organized first cemetery board for St. Mary's in 1971. A perpetual care fund was established to insure present and future care for the cemetery.

The permanent closing of St. Mary's church was reported to have occurred in 1993, probably as a result of low church attendance. The third church building was then purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Sykes for the purpose of housing their antiques business in 1995. This store, called Garryowen Antiques, was still in operation during the visit to the site in 2002.

An old church sign still stands at the southeast corner of the cemetery. It reads, "St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sunday Mass..." The time of the Sunday Mass is painted out. An old photograph reveals that this sign was originally located across the intersection, near the church.

St. Mary's Cemetery is well maintained. Generally, the markers are in very good condition. The styles and sizes of the monuments at the cemetery vary greatly.

The cemetery was surveyed by Brian M. Hass on Oct 30, 2001. During the visit to the cemetery, inscriptions on all visible grave markers were transcribed. Genealogical information was considered to be the highest priority. The data was then compared with the 1940 WPA data. Then, the cemetery was revisited by Brian Hass on May 29, 2002 for the purposes of verifying data and measuring the cemetery.

Aldrich, Margaret N. Doohen, b. 1900, d. 1971
Bain, Margaret Ann, b. 24 Dec 1935, d. 13 Jun 1993
Benjamin, Isaac J., b. 1899, d. 1968, s/w Lauretta A. Benjamin
Benjamin, Lauretta A., b. 1905, d. 1978, s/w Isaac J. Benjamin
Boden, Ida C., d. 21 Mar 1895, age 32y 9m 22d, "Wife of J. J. Boden"
Boden, J. J., b. 1865, d. 1933, "Father"
Campbell, Florence Doohen, b. 6 May 1905, d. 11 Jun 1989
Casey, Ann, b. 1836, d. 1927, s/w John R. Casey
Casey, Ellen M., b. 1866, d. 1934, "Mother"
Casey, James, b. 25 Dec 1861, d. 18 Jun 1905
Casey, John J., b. 1901, d. 1970, s/w Sarah C. Casey
Casey, John R., b. 15 Jan 1834, d. 11 Aug 1906, s/w Ann Casey
Casey, Michael J., no dates, "Another Little Lamb Has Gone..."
Casey, Sarah C., b. 1905, d. 1943, s/w John J. Casey
Cavanaugh, Johanna, d. 17 Apr 1881, age 72y, "Wife of Thos Cavanaugh," s/w Johanna and Mary Ann Cavanaugh
Cavanaugh, Johanna, d. 29 Jan 1887, age 38y, "Wife of John Cavanaugh," s/w Johanna and Mary Ann Cavanaugh
Cavanaugh, John, b. 1842, d. 1922, "Father"
Cavanaugh, Mary Ann, d. 11 Dec 1896, age 23y 6m 25d, "Daughter of John and Johanna Cavanaugh," s/w Johanna and Johanna Cavanaugh
Conran, Margaret Ann (Boyle), b. 7 Mar 1847, d. 21 Mar 1907, s/w William M. Conran
Conran, William M., b. 1847, d. 1943, s/w Margaret Ann Conran
Cooney, Thomas, d. 1898, age 50y, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 2, lot 19, grv. 3
Crotty, Charles W., d. 1935, age 3, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 1 lot 41, grv. 2
Delaney, Wilbur R., b. 1916, d. 1976, "S Sgt US Army World War II," s/w Violet C. Delaney
Dillon, Ann, b. 1831, d. 1896, "Wife of John Dillon," s/w John Dillon
Dillon, Annie, d. 26 Apr 1885, age 14y 17d, "Children of John and Ann Dillon," marker broken into three pieces, s/w Thomas E. Dillon
Dillon, John, b. 15 Mar 1823, d. 27 Apr 1889, age 66y 1m 12d, s/w Ann Dillon
Dillon, Thomas E., d. 6 Mar 1878, age 18y 4m 17d, "Children of John and Ann Dillon," marker broken into three pieces, s/w Annie Dillon
Donahoe, Andrew J., b. 1861, d. 1935
Donahoe, Ellen, b. 1861, d. 1934
Donahoe, James I., b. 1895, d. 1934
Donahoe, Loretta C., b. 1897, d. 1923
Donahoe, Mary Ann, d. 3 Sep 1883, age 51y, "BeLoved wife of J. Donahoe,""A native of Kerry Co. Ireland"
Donahoe, Michael T., b. 1898, d. 1957
Donahoe, William J., b. 1902, d. 1904
Donahoe, Wm., b. 1867, d. 1948
Donahue, Jules?, d. 1916, age 50y, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 1, lot 46, grv. 3
Donohoe, Daniel F., b. 6 Dec 1889, d. 21 Sep 1960, "South Dakota Pvt 74 Balloon Co Air Svc World War I," s/w Laura M. Donohoe
Donohoe, Laura M., b. 26 Mar 1898, d. 26 Jun 1980, s/w Daniel F. Donohoe
Donohoe, Mary Elizabeth, d. 13 Jan 1975
Doohen, Agatha, b. 1881, d. 1965, "Mother," s/w James Doohen
Doohen, Alex J., b. 1908, d. 1985
Doohen, Alex Jr., b. 1910, d. 1929, "Son"
Doohen, Alex, b. 1861, d. 1937, "Father"
Doohen, Catherine, b. 1824, d. 1899, "Wife"
Doohen, Ellen Ann, b. 1866, d. 1957, "Daughter"
Doohen, James, b. 1858, d. 1931, "Father," s/w Agatha Doohen
Doohen, James, d. 12 Dec 1887, age 63y, "A Native of Donegal Co. Ireland"
Doohen, John, b. 1860, d. 1946, "Father"
Doohen, Nora E., b. 1906, d. 1989, "Daughter"
Doohen, Nora, b. 1873, d. 1967, "Mother"
Doohen, Patrick, d. 14 Feb 1891, age 76y, "A native of Donegal Co. Ire."
Doohen, T. Florence, b. 1880, d. 1962, "Mother"
Doohen, William C., b. 1902, d. 1975, "Son"
Doyle, Catherine, b. 1856, d. 1927
Duerst, Claire G., d. 1917, "Daughter"
Fleege, Arnold W., b. 17 Jan 1890, d. 26 Apr 1969, "South Dakota Pvt Btry E 30 Fld Arty World War I"
Fleege, B. Stewart, b. 1886, d. 1928
Fleege, Bennet James, b. 19 Feb 1899, d. 28 Feb 1899, "Son of Bennet H. and Elizabeth Fleege"
Fleege, Emma, d. 10 May 1899, age 5m 15d, "Dau. of Wm and Mary Fleege"
Fleege, Glenn Francis, d. 1924
Fleege, Harry, b. 1888, d. 1972
Fleege, Idaline, b. 21 Oct 1880, d. 25 Feb 1911, s/w Opal Dorett and Joseph Fleege
Fleege, James Edward, d. 1925
Fleege, John J., b. 1849, d. 1935, "Father"
Fleege, Joseph, b. 1879, d. 1967, s/w Idaline and Opal Dorett Fleege
Fleege, Joyce Cecelia, d. 1919
Fleege, Mary A., b. 1859, d. 1930, s/w William Fleege
Fleege, Mary G., b. 1860, d. 1942, "Mother"
Fleege, Maxine Edna, d. 1916
Fleege, May M., b. 1881, d. 1956, "Sister"
Fleege, Opal Dorett, b. 9 Feb 1911, d. 26 Feb 1911, s/w Idaline and Joseph Fleege
Fleege, Raymond G., b. 28 Sep 1896, d. 9 Jul 1966, "South Dakota Pvt Cas Det 706 Dem Grp World War I"
Fleege, Vivian, b. 1890, d. 1960, "Sister"
Fleege, William, b. 1854, d. 1923, s/w Mary A. Fleege
Girard, Elmer R., b. 1914, d. 1921
Glass, J. Bernard, b. 6 Jan 1912, d. 4 Nov 1965, "Father," s/w Mathilda R. Glass
Glass, John Victor, b. 1870, d. 1939, "Father," s/w Mary Ellen Glass
Glass, Lily, b. 28 Mar 1912, d. 30 Mar 1912, "Daughter of Geo. and Elisabeth Glass"
Glass, Mary Ellen, b. 1881, d. 1949, "Mother," s/w John Victor Glass
Glass, Mary Violet, b. 1910, d. 1928
Graves, Christene Doohen, b. 1933, d. 1971, marker lists nickname as Dixie
Greene, Lucy E. McConville, b. 8 Aug 1902, d. 18 Apr 1991
Harrington, Catherine, b. 1 Nov 1868, Wabash Ind., d. 22 May 1892, age 24y 5m 22d, s/w John and Elizabeth Harrington
Harrington, Elizabeth, b. 16 Aug 1829, Camnare? Ire, d. 15 Feb 1899, s/w John and Catherine Harrington
Harrington, Jim, no dates, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 2, lot 28, grv. 1
Harrington, John, b. 8 May 1815, Co. Kerry Ireland, d. 27 May 1880, age 65, s/w Elizabeth and Catherine Harrington
Harrington, Timothy, no dates, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 2, lot 28, grv. 2
Heimes, Antonetta, b. 1894, d. 1945, "Mother," s/w Frank Heimes
Heimes, Frank, b. 1889, d. 1970, "Father," s/w Antonetta Heimes
Kavanaugh, Clarence L., b. 1904, d. 1969, s/w Lorraine H. Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh, Laurence E., b. 12 Feb 1896, d. 3 Sep 1972, "South Dakota Pvt US Army World War I,""Father," civilian marker spells name as Lawrence, s/w M. Matilda Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh, M. Matilda, b. 1906, d. 1985, "Mother," s/w Laurence E. Kavanaugh
Kennedy, Matthiae, d. 8 Oct 1897, "Rev.,""In Hibernia Natus in Dubuque IA Obitus Octobris Die Octavo 1897"
Kuester, Mary (Sullivan), b. 1937, d. 1981, "Daughter," s/w Thomas T. and A. Lorraine Sullivan
Lyle, Emma E., b. 1892, d. 1966, s/w Matthew J. Lyle
Lyle, Frances R., b. 1905, d. 1985
Lyle, Frances, b. 1894, d. 1895, s/w May and John Lyle
Lyle, John, b. 1898, d. 1902, s/w Frances and May Lyle
Lyle, Lillian M., b. 1890, d. 1932
Lyle, Margaret Brown, b. 1910, d. 1989, s/w Ralph J. Lyle, m. 3 Oct 1933
Lyle, Margaret, b. 1863, d. 1937, "Mother"
Lyle, Matthew J., b. 1883, d. 1964, s/w Emma E. Lyle
Lyle, May, b. 1885, d. 1897, s/w Frances and John Lyle
Lyle, Monica Ann, d. 1951, "Baby"
Lyle, Morris D., b. 1948, d. 1949, "Baby"
Lyle, Ralph J., b. 1906, d. 2000, s/w Margaret Brown Lyle, m. 3 Oct 1933
Lyle, William M., b. 25 Jun 1925, d. 28 Sep 1979, s/w Patricia A. Lyle
Lyle, Wm. H., b. 1856, d. 1927, "Father"
Lyle, Wm. M., b. 1891, d. 1964
Lynch, Agustis A., d. 27 Dec 1898, age 34y
Lynch, Anna M., b. 1869, d. 1937, "Mother"
Lynch, Arthur H., b. 3 Apr 1896, d. 30 Jul 1968, "South Dakota PFC US Army World War I"
Lynch, Bridget, d. 6 Jan 1894, age 66y 8m 2d, "Wife of John Lynch," s/w Michael and John Lynch
Lynch, Frank M., b. 29 Mar 1896, d. 24 Feb 1962, "South Dakota Pvt 16 Rct Co Gen Svc Inf World War I"
Lynch, Guss E., b. 1898, d. 1921
Lynch, Guss, b. 1864, d. 1898, "Father"
Lynch, Isabel, b. 13 Mar 1867, d. 29 Mar 1928, "Mother"
Lynch, John, d. 11 May 1880, age 72y, s/w Michael and Bridget Lynch
Lynch, Lawrence, b. 23 Oct 1903, d. 1 Jan 1924, "Son"
Lynch, Lucy A., b. 1865, d. 1934, "Mother"
Lynch, Michael, d. 29 Nov 1882, age 23y 4m 18d, "Son of John and Bridget Lynch," s/w John and Bridget Lynch
Lynch, Peter R., b. 1866, d. 1949, "Father"
Lynch, Terry, b. 10 Aug 1856, d. 7 Nov 1919, "Father"
Lynch, Walter J., b. 1893, d. 1911
Mahan, Alice T., b. 1887, d. 1966, s/w Thomas P. Mahan
Mahan, Ann, d. 8 Mar 1889, age 80y
Mahan, Anna Nichol, b. 8 Dec 1851, d. 26 Oct 1931
Mahan, Anna T., b. 26 Mar 1880, d. 4 May 1911
Mahan, Caroline, b. 18 Aug 1847, d. 21 Nov 1912, "Mother,""Wife of Patrick Mahan"
Mahan, Catharine Agnes, d. 15 May 1891, age 34y 15d, "Wife of Thomas Mahan"
Mahan, Catherine, b. 2 May 1890, d. 15 Sep 1972
Mahan, Elizabeth, b. 1880, d. 1951
Mahan, Eugene, b. 17 Aug 1890, d. 18 Oct 1903
Mahan, Helen M., b. 1898, d. 1975, s/w Michael F. Mahan
Mahan, James William, b. 26 Nov 1882, d. 8 Dec 1949
Mahan, John R., b. 9 Apr 1878, d. 2 Aug 1959
Mahan, Mary A., b. 1880, d. 1959
Mahan, Mary M., b. 4 Jul 1881, d. 12 Dec 1962
Mahan, Michael F., b. 1885, d. 1965, s/w Helen M. Mahan
Mahan, Patrick, b. 1837, d. 1931
Mahan, Thomas L., b. 1874, d. 1942
Mahan, Thomas P., b. 1877, d. 1953, s/w Alice T. Mahan
Mahan, Thomas W., d. 3 Mar 1922, age 82
Mahan, Timothy, b. 1835, Co. Carlow Ireland, d. 1916
Manning, Adele M., b. 18 Aug 1914, Burbank S. D., d. 14 Oct 1993, "Daughter"
Manning, Bernard L., b. 1908, d. 1983, s/w Mary A. Manning
Manning, Daniel A., b. 1910, d. 1989, s/w Leda L. Manning
Manning, Daniel, d. 30 Jun 1889, age 24y 11m 7d, "Son of Michael and Margret Manning"
Manning, Dennis, b. 1866, d. 1938, "Father," s/w Mary Ellen Manning
Manning, Eugene F., b. 1906, d. 1992, s/w Isabell F. Manning
Manning, Jacquelynn M., b. 20 Mar 1941, d. 19 Jul 1998, s/w James L. Manning, m. 18 Jun 1966
Manning, Johanna, b. 1836, d. 1922
Manning, John, b. 1819, d. 1885
Manning, Julia C. (Donahue), b. Feb 1864, d. Nov 1916, "Mother"
Manning, Margaret, b. 1830, d. 1912
Manning, Mary Ellen, b. 1878, d. 1960, "Mother," s/w Dennis Manning
Manning, Michael, b. 1860, d. 1921
Manning, Michael, d. 11 Jan 1892, age 71y
Manning, Patrick, b. Jun 1858, d. Feb 1952, "Father"
McConville, Anice, b. 1875, d. 1970, "Mother"
McConville, Art, b. 1867, d. 1945, "Dad"
McConville, Claude, b. 10 Feb 1896, d. 23 Feb 1901
McConville, Father, b. 1835, d. 1920, "Father," s/w "Mother" McConville
McConville, Mary, b. 1876, d. 1898
McConville, Mother, b. 1837, d. 1921, "Mother," s/w "Father" McConville
McConville, Patrick, b. 1868, d. 1895
McConville, Robert, b. 4 Dec 1913, d. 2 Nov 1961
Merrigan, Arthur A., b. 1893, d. 1984, s/w Lucile Merrigan
Merrigan, Catherine, b. 1859, d. 1932, "Mother"
Merrigan, Edward, b. 1838, d. 1918, "Father"
Merrigan, Ellen F., b. 1883, d. 1950, "Mother," s/w James C. Merrigan
Merrigan, Grace L., b. 1898, d. 1970
Merrigan, J. Earl, b. 25 May 1902, d. 12 Nov 1976, "Father," s/w Jean Marie Girard Merrigan
Merrigan, James C., b. 1883, d. 1945, "Father," s/w Ellen F. Merrigan
Merrigan, Jean Marie Girard, b. 21 Apr 1945, d. 11 Sep 1974, s/w J. Earl Merrigan
Merrigan, Lucile, b. 1903, d. 2000, s/w Arthur A. Merrigan
Merrigan, Maurice Edward, d. 3 Jun 1949
Merrigan, Michael P., b. 1883, d. 1914
Miller, Margaret, b. 1835, d. 1913, "Wife of Thomas Miller"
Milnes, Hazel, b. 26 Feb 1890, d. 3 Sep 1925
Moisant, Pierre, b. 5 Jan 1854, d. 22 Mar 1915
Murray, Timothy, b. 25 Dec 1881, d. 19 May 1911
Nugent, Joseph, d. 25 Mar 1959, "Infant"
O'Connor, Agnes M., b. 19 Apr 1878, d. 6 Jun 1958, s/w James S. O'Connor
O'Connor, Aileen J., b. 19 Mar 1921, d. 17 Dec 1993, "Mother," s/w Donald J. and Mike W. O'Connor
O'Connor, Anne Marie, b. 14 Nov 1886, d. 14 Aug 1966
O'Connor, Bernadette, b. 27 Feb 1921, d. 23 May 1921, "Daughter," s/w Nora O'Connor
O'Connor, Bernard J., b. 1900, d. 1927, "Son"
O'Connor, Catharine Teresa, d. 19 Dec 1892, age 39y, "Wife of Thos O'Connor," s/w James U. O'Connor
O'Connor, Catherine T., b. 1876, d. 1964, s/w (Joseph J., "Mother," and "Father" O'Connor)
O'Connor, Catherine, no dates, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 3, lot 5, grv. 1
O'Connor, Chatrine Agnes, d. 27 May 1889, age 2 weeks, "Dau. of J. J. and M. E. O'Connor," s/w Mary E. O'Connor
O'Connor, Donald J., b. 29 Jan 1952, d. 14 May 1971, "Son," s/w Mike W. and Aileen J. O'Connor
O'Connor, Edmond C., b. 1898, d. 1961, "Son"
O'Connor, Ernest, b. 1903, d. 1993, s/w Theresa O'Connor
O'Connor, Father, b. 1842, d. 1925, "Father," s/w (Joseph J., Catherine T., and "Mother" O'Connor)
O'Connor, Grace A., b. 1894, d. 1985, s/w John H. O'Connor
O'Connor, Gregory, b. 1917, d. 1939, s/w Margaret Lyle O'Connor
O'Connor, Infant, d. 1931, "Twins,""P. L. O'Connor Babies"
O'Connor, Infant, d. 1931, "Twins,""P. L. O'Connor Babies"
O'Connor, Infant, d. 1932, "Baby Girl,""P. L. O'Connor Babies"
O'Connor, James J., b. 1847, d. 1929
O'Connor, James S., b. 6 Nov 1877, d. 16 Jun 1934, s/w Agnes M. O'Connor
O'Connor, James U., b. 29 Nov 1889, d. 19 Sep 1891, s/w Catharine Teresa O'Connor
O'Connor, James V., b. 1864, d. 1941, "Father"
O'Connor, James, b. 17 Nov 1829, County Cary Ireland, d. 31 Jul 1910, s/w Nora O'Connor
O'Connor, Jerry A., b. 1882, d. 1934, "Father"
O'Connor, Johanna, b. 22 May 1829, d. 7 May 1910, "His Wife," s/w Thomas O'Connor
O'Connor, John H., b. 1895, d. 1973, s/w Grace A. O'Connor
O'Connor, John S., b. 1883, d. 1976, s/w M. Thresa O'Connor
O'Connor, John, b. 1914, d. 1994, "Father," nickname listed as Allen
O'Connor, Joseph J., b. 1895, d. 1913, s/w (Catherine T., "Mother," and "Father" O'Connor)
O'Connor, Josephine T., b. 1890, d. 1931, "Dau."
O'Connor, Julia G., b. 1917, d. 1999, s/w Thomas A. O'Connor
O'Connor, Julia T., d. 1 Oct 1888, age 5y 4m 8d, "Dau. of Jerry and Mary O'Connor," depiction of lamb
O'Connor, Lawton P., b. 1914, d. 1925, "Son"
O'Connor, Leo E., b. 1904, d. 1972
O'Connor, Leona M., b. 1906, d. 1994, s/w Raymond P. O'Connor
O'Connor, Leonard R., b. 18 Dec 1922, d. 29 Nov 1989, s/w Margaret "Peg" O'Connor
O'Connor, Lillian L., b. 1912, d. 1980
O'Connor, Loretta, d. 1895, age 9m, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 2, lot 38, grv. 1
O'Connor, M. Thresa, b. 1883, d. 1961, s/w John S. O'Connor
O'Connor, Margaret Lyle, b. 1889, d. 1973, s/w Gregory O'Connor
O'Connor, Margaret, b. 1 May 1926, d. 23 Jun 1987, nickname listed as Peg, s/w Leonard R. O'Connor
O'Connor, Margret, b. 28 Feb 1852, d. 28 Aug 1902, s/w Ruth Viola and Patrick H. O'Connor
O'Connor, Mary E., d. 20 May 1889, age 30y, "Wife of James J. O'Connor," Chatrine Agnes O'Connor
O'Connor, Mary N., b. 1855, d. 1905, "Wife of Jeremiah J. OConnor Mother of 13 Children"
O'Connor, Mary, b. 9 Jun 1863, d. 2 Jul 1908, "Wife of Timothy O'Connor," s/w Timothy O'Connor
O'Connor, Mathilda Ann, b. 1867, d. 1932, "Mother"
O'Connor, Michael Douglas, b. 11 Mar 1977, d. 22 Mar 1999, photo on marker, "Son-Brother," depiction of lamb.
O'Connor, Michael, d. 16 Jun 1879, age 72y
O'Connor, Mike W., b. 16 Aug 1900, d. 22 Mar 1977, "Father," s/w Donald J. and Aileen J. O'Connor
O'Connor, Mother, no dates listed, "Mother," s/w (Joseph J., Catherine T., and "Father" O'Connor)
O'Connor, Nora, b. 1830, County Cary Ireland, d. 6 Apr 1911, "His Wife," s/w James O'Connor
O'Connor, Nora, b. 22 May 1893, d. 29 May 1893, "Sister," s/w Bernadette O'Connor
O'Connor, Patrick H., b. 11 Mar 1878, d. 22 Jun 1902, s/w Margret and Ruth Viola O'Connor
O'Connor, Patrick, b. 1843, d. 1903, "Father"
O'Connor, Raymond P., b. 1902, d. 1993, s/w Leona M. O'Connor
O'Connor, Ruth Viola, b. 22 Feb 1898, d. 28 Jan 1901, s/w Patrick H. and Margret O'Connor
O'Connor, Ryan John, b. 19 Mar 1982, d. 1 Mar 1999, "Son," photo on marker, depiction of fighting Irish
O'Connor, Sadie M., b. 1908, d. 1982, "Wife"
O'Connor, Sarah Jane, b. 1886, d. 1916, "Mother"
O'Connor, Theresa, b. 1913, d. 1997, s/w Ernest O'Connor
O'Connor, Thomas A., b. 1900, d. 1988, s/w Julia G. O'Connor
O'Connor, Thomas, b. 6 Dec 1835, d. 29 Dec 1907, s/w Johanna O'Connor
O'Connor, Thomas, d. 1937, age 67y, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 2, lot 5, grv. 1
O'Connor, Thomas, no dates, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 2, lot 37, grv. 1
O'Connor, Timothy, b. 12 Nov 1852, d. 25 Oct 1932, s/w Mary O'Connor
O'Connor, Tom, b. 1870, d. 1937
O'Connor, Wilfred R., b. 22 Apr 1906, d. 10 Mar 1982, "Ssgt US Army World War II"
Ouellette, Joseph, b. 1889, d. 1957
Pederson, Elva Catherine, d. 8 Jul 1934
Pederson, John L., b. 1 Sep 1927, d. 22 Mar 1995, "S1 US Navy World War II,""Parents of...," nickname listed as Jack, s/w Frances M. Pederson, m. 31 Aug 1956
Pederson, Ross Michael, b. 3 Sep 1957, d. 16 Sep 1957
Rochelle, Anna M., b. 1886, d. 1969
Schneider, Lillian, b. 16 May 1905, d. 20 Jun 1966
Shouse, Marion Doohen, b. 1910, d. 2000
St. Onge, ?, d. 1910, age 72y, probably unmarked, 1940 WPA data, blk. 1, lot 47, grv. 4
St. Onge, George, b. 1884, d. 1965
St. Onge, Sifrad N., d. 16 Aug 1928, "South Dakota Pvt. 1 C1..22 Engrs."
Sullivan, A. Lorraine, b. 1901, d. 1986, "Mother," s/w Thomas T. Sullivan and Mary Kuester
Sullivan, Bird, b. 1876, d. 1973
Sullivan, Con B., b. 1885, d. 1945
Sullivan, Daniel S., b. 1882, d. 1954
Sullivan, Daniel, b. 1834, d. 1911
Sullivan, Dennis, b. 1872, d. 1947, s/w Josie Sullivan
Sullivan, Hannah, b. 1887, d. 1978
Sullivan, Josie, b. 1877, d. 1958, s/w Dennis Sullivan
Sullivan, Margaret, b. 1871, d. 1922, some mower damage to marker
Sullivan, Mary, b. 1838, d. 1924
Sullivan, Mary, b. 1853, d. 1925, "Mother"
Sullivan, Patrick F., b. 1881, d. 1924
Sullivan, Thomas T., b. 1892, d. 1980, "Father," s/w A. Lorraine Sullivan and Mary Kuester
Sullivan, Thomas, b. 1836, d. 1913, "Father"
Todd, Phyllis, b. 19 Feb 1920, d. 21 Mar 1920
Walsh, Ann, d. 3 Feb 1902, age 60y, "Wife of Maurice Walsh"
Walsh, Catherine T., b. 1882, d. 1976
Walsh, Cecilia, d. 1907
Walsh, Emerald, d. 1912
Walsh, Margaret A., b. 15 Dec 1879, d. 1 Aug 1928
Walsh, Maurice J., b. 25 Dec 1844, d. 8 Dec 1916, "Father"

The information above was gathered from the following sources:

1) 2001 and 2002 St. Mary's Cemetery Notes by Brian Hass. This collection of hand-printed survey data includes dates of birth, marriage, and death; and, other data obtained from all visible grave marker inscriptions. Special care was taken to insure that all names were transcribed accurately from the markers.
2) St Mary's Catholic Cemetery listing of graves, WPA Graves Registration Project, July 1940. This listing contains names, grave locations, dates of deat, ages at death, genders, veterans status, and comments.
3) "History of the Garryowen Church," compiled by the G. F. W. C. study clubs of Beresford, SD; 1989. The article includes a history of St. Mary's Church and Cemetery and includes a list of names of eighty-one individuals buried at the cemetery.
4) "St. Mary Cemetery," page 80-1 of the Beresford Centennial book Beresford_100_Years, published 1983 by the "Beresford Republic" and the "Lennox Independent." This contains some historical information on the cemetery.
5) "St. Mary's Catholic Church," page 56 of the Beresford Centennial book Beresford_100_Years, published 1983 by the "Beresford Republic" and the "Lennox Independent." This contains some historical information on St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Garryowen community.
6) "Beloved local state park changes name;" published by the "Beresford Republic;" Beresford, SD; 11 Oct 2001
7) Notes from Interview with J. Sykes by Brian Hass, 29 May 2002

 

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