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Burial Certificate "Received of W.J. Walsh for Maria McQuade the sum of Twelve Dollars for the burial of her husband Thomas...Holy Cross Cemetery"

San Francisco August 5, 1893 Printed by Thomas, 505 Clay St. Oblong 5.25 x 8.5", cream colored paper with black lettering and border, printed form, reverse lists the cemetery rules. Creasing, soiling, tears of which the majority are tape repaired (not cello). According to the newspaper obituary, Thomas, who died on August 2nd was a native of Tyrone County, Ireland and left a widow Maria and eight children. The funeral was to be at his house then on to St. Peter's at 24th and Alabama Streets with his final resting place at Holy Cross Cemetery. A different source indicated that his occupation was "wrapper." The form also indicates an additional payment of forty dollars for a family plot, good until the year 2000. There was a large influx of the Irish in San Francisco at the time of the Gold Rush. In 1852 there were 4,200 and by 1880 at least 30,000. The site of Mr. McQuade's house is now the Cesar Chavez Elementary School.


Book Id: 99-4284

Price: $35.00

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