It’s database day! Today I share with you a cemetery list from St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Marion County. This was my family parish from sixth grade until I married. I spent many years playing organ for church, weddings and other celebrations. My parents are buried in this cemetery, as well as my great-great-grandmother, Eleanora Lyons Smith. Her gravestone was broken during a thunderstorm years ago when trees were blown down in a section of the cemetery.
There are 1262 names, alphabetically listed on the spreadsheet, along with birth and death dates, cemetery section, photo number and spouse, if applicable. Not all newer stones are included but all buried before 1950 are included – if there is a stone.
If you have family members buried here, email the numbers of the photos you need, and I will send them.
St. Charles is located in the small community of St. Mary, in Marion County. The parish was established in 1786 when Marylanders settled on Hardin Creek and banded together for worship. Before a church was built, families gathered at the home of Henry Hagan. The present church was built in 1905.