Somerset County, PA
5937 Somerset Pike / Route 984
Forwardstown, Jenner Township, Somerset County, PA
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Rededication Ceremony 29 May 2004
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING- Davidsville- The
O'Connor Cemetery is having a re-dedication and blessing of
the cemetery Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m. This will be an
outdoor Mass celebration of the graveyard. The Knights of
Columbus, whose founder and first charter signer of the All Saints
Assembly of Johnstown, was the former Judge Francis J. O'Connor.
DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY:
PA turnpike to exit 110, take 601 North to intersection with 985 North and continue on 985 north.
Route 985 North - Just passed Forwardstown business center, the entrance marker is on the left about 15 to 20 feet back from the road. If you pass a long white fence on your left, you've miised the entrance.
Route 985 South - Just passed a white picket fence on the right, entrance marker is on the right about 15 to 20 feet back from the road.
HISTORY OF CEMETERY:
Francis O'Connor immigrated from County Kildare, Ireland in 1812.
He was the prominent road construction contractor for the Harrisburg and Pittsburgh Pike otherwise known as route 30 and resided in the valley located here until his death in 1847. After the cemetery was established with the burial of Francis, three unidentified victims of the Great Flood of 1889 were buried in the cemetery. The three markers located near the right hand middle gate indicate their graves. Francis's grandson, Hon. Judge Francis Joseph O'Connor, son of James O'Connor and Elizabeth Croyle, supervised prisoners from Somerset and Cambria County while they constructed the cemetery walls during 1902. From the time of the cemetery's establishment it has been reserved for the burial of the O'Connor's and their relatives.
(contributed by Jack O'Connor)
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Grasser, Fred J., (no photo available), 14 Jun 1860 - 05 Jul 1901, Father, (contributed by Jack O'Connor)
Grasser, Regina M., (no photo avaiulable), d/o J.N. & E., d. 14 May 1917, (contributed by Jack O'Connor)
O'Connor, John S., (no photo available), 1889 - 1937, (contributed by Jack O'Connor)
O'Connor, Mary Alice, (no photo available), d. 08 Feb 1942, (contributed by Jack O'Connor)
O'Connor, Sarah C., (no tombstone erected), 03 Jul 1919 - 06 Jul 1919, (contributed by Jack O'Connor)
O'Connor, William J., (no photo available), 29 Nov 1881 - 18 Jan 1958, Son, (contributed by Jack O'Connor)
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