Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Years ago my sister and I visited St. Louis with the understanding that we would at least visit the National Genealogical Convention that was being held there – or at least the vendor area!  After an hour or so of walking around and being in awe of all the interesting things that were on display – genealogy books, computer programs, maps, charts – everything possible that would make a genealogist on cloud nine – my sister declared she had had enough!  The last table before the exit was filled with cemetery books from the St. Louis area.  I told her I had to look at just a few.  Can you believe that the very first book I picked up and randomly opened to a page had the burial information for Dr. Moses Lewis Linton, grandson of Captain John Hancock Linton!  That wouldn’t happen in a million years – but it did!  So now we were on a mission to find Calvary Cemetery!  The next stop on our agenda was the old cathedral – which I find even more beautiful that the new one!  In the gift shop we asked about the cemetery and were given directions.  After getting lost a time or two we did find it!  Such a huge, but extremely beautiful cemetery!  We stopped at the office just inside the gate and were given directions to the Linton plot.  Find it we did!  Never in my wildest dreams before going to St. Louis would I have imagined visiting a cemetery!  The plot was on a hill, with the interstate below.  It had been raining all morning, and the grass was rather slippery, so my sister stood behind me, propping me to take photos, and hoping we both wouldn’t plummet to the street below!  All in the name of genealogy!

Dr. M. L. Linton, April 8,1808 - June 1, 1872

Dr. Moses Lewis Linton was the son of Benjamin Franklin Linton and Lucy Crewdson.  He married Ann Rachel Booker in Washington County, Kentucky.  Moses and Ann moved to St. Louis  about 1845.  Their first three children died young while living in Washington County.  The remaining 8 children were:  John Hancock, Paul Booker, Ann Rachel, Benjamin, Frances Lewis, Mary Elizabeth, Amelia Matilda, Margaret Booker and Caroline Pope Linton.

Ann R. Linton, Feb. 24, 1818 - Mar. 6, 1884

The following are buried in the Linton plot with their date of burial:

  • 1.  Mary E. Linton – 09 Jul 1884
  • 2.  Annie R. Linton – 10 Mar 1884
  • 3.  Dr. M. L. Linton – 01 Jun 1872
  • 4.  Dr. Benjamin Linton – 27 Sep 1879
  • 5.  Unknown Child
  • 6.  Margaret B. Linton – 02 Mar 1887
  • 7.  Lucille M. F. Linton 18 Aug 1892
  • 8.  Catherine A. McNamara – 28 Nov 1896
  • 9.  Frederick C. McNamara – 21 May 1897
  • 10.  M. McNamara Linton – 06 Dec 1900
  • 11.  William Kier Linton – 17 Dec 1900
  • 12.  M. C. McNamara – 18 Jun 1901
  • 13.  William McNamara – 05 Jun 1902
  • 14.  Paul B. Linton – 03 Apr 1903
  • 15.  Francis L. Linton – 18 Aug 1905
  • 16.  Patrick O. Linton – 14 Aug 1906
  • 17.  John J. McNamara – 07 Feb 1907
  • 18.  Julia Green – 20 May 1909
  • 19.  Benjamin B. Linton – 15 May 19011
  • 20.  Mary L. Linton – 04 Aug 1919
  • 21.  Mary H. Linton – 30 Jun 1923
  • 22.  Mary L. Kistner – 22 May 1939
  • 24.  Benjamin B. Linton – 01 May 1943
  • 24H.  June F. Linton – 30 Sep 1982 (urn)
  • 25.  Edward J. McNamara – 05 Nov 1945
  • 26.  Nona May Linton – 15 Jan 1949
  • 26H.  Frank Linton – 25 Jan 1985 urn)
  • 27.  Frances C. McNamara – 24 May 1949
  • 28.  Dr. Paul F. Kistner – 14 Dec 1949
  • 29.  Lillian L. Kistner – 27 Jun 1978
  • 35.  Booker X. Linton – 23 Jul 1983
  • 36.  John b. Kistner, Jr. – 02 Sep 1987
  • 37.  Myrtle Linton – 04 Oct 1993

    Linton Plot

     

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