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Calvary Cemetery
Polson, Lake County, Montana

Lat: 47° 40' 39"N, Lon: 114° 09' 42"W
T22N R22W Section 9

Contributed by Ellen Achenbaugh, Oct 03, 2007, last edited Oct 06, 2007 [honeygirl2@centurytel.net]. Total records = 9.

The cemetery is located between Missoula, to the South and Kalispell, to the North, off Highway 93. To reach the cemetery from Polson take Hwy 93 to First Street East, turn South on First Street East and follow it up the hill past the Saint Joseph Medical Center, to Polson Community Church. Turn right or West into the church driveway. You will see the little cemetery directly in front of you. It has a chain link fence around it.

The Sisters of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph, established the Calvary Cemetery in 1927. This cemetery may also be known by three other names, Hospital Cemetery, Saint Joseph Cemetery or Sisters Cemetery.

The Polson Community Church currently owns and maintains the cemetery. Contact information regarding this cemetery: Donna Whealon at Saint Joseph Hospital, Polson, Montana. Phone: 406 883-5377

I have completed a tombstone transcription from when I walked through this cemetery on Sep 04, 2007. This is a complete list of all visual and known burials.

- Ellen Achenbaugh

Kearns, Helen, b. 1900, d. 1963, Sister Superior St Joseph
Leahy, Mother Gertrude, b. 1875, d. 1942, “Foundress”
Leahy, Mother St Joseph Leahy, b. 1857, d. 1935, “Foundress”
Leahy, Sister Mary S.H. Leahy, b. 1855, d. 1927, “Foundress” (S.H. = Sacred Heart)
McCluskey, Sister St Catherine, b. 1885, d. 1962
Moore, James M., b. 1867, d. 1937
O'Malley, William M., b. 1878, d. 1956, Reverand
Peiro, Sister Mary Lucy A., b. 1907, d. 1947
Sandoval, Ben, b. 1885, d. 1964

 

 

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