Saturday, May 18, 2013

Robbie and I were at a cemetery event in Palatka in October when someone told us about this headstone, written in Gaelic.  We dropped what we were doing, jumped in the car, and ran right over to St. Monica's (behind Westview) in search of this stone.  A great little article by Brian Michaels can be found on the Palatka Cemetery's webpage that describes the genealogical puzzle behind this headstone. 

St. Monica's is the Catholic cemetery that shares a fence line with West View.  There is no FMSF entry (yet) but looking at Putnam County Cemetery page, it looks like the cemetery was used at the turn of the century. The cemetery is still open to internments.

Who: Owned by Catholic Diocese, St. Monica Catholic Church
What: Small Catholic cemetery, still in use
Where:  Corner of Osceola and Kirby in Palatka, link to Google Map
When:  Contact St. Monica Catholic church, street entrance on Osceola Street
  • Gaelic headstone
  • Headless angels
  • Amethyst glass pressed into concrete curbing

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Text and images: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff.

For previous posts search: Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM
Intro, May 1: National, May 2: Oakdale, May 3: Murphy's Creek, May 4: Mt. Olive, May 5: Bosque Bello, May 6: Old City, May 7: Espanola, May 8: Tolomato, May 9: Pacetti, May 10: West View, May 11: Magnolia SpringsMay 12: St. Peter's, May 13: Gravely Hill, May 14: Pilgrim's Rest, May 15: God's Little Acre, May 16: Dummet's Grave, May 17: No Name, May 18: St. Monica

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