Mt. Olivet Cemetery

111th Street
Chicago, Illinois
Established 1885

Mt. Olivet was the first Catholic cemetery on the South side of Chicago. Archbishop Patrick Feehan purchased the land for $40,000 in 1884. Previously, most of the south side Irish had been buried in Calvary, far to the north of the city. Mt. Olivet was consecrated June 28, 1885, with fifteen thousand people attending the ceremony.

Main Entrance Lynch
Byrne Patrick and Catherine O'Leary
Welch Ancient Order of Hibernians
Irish Nationalist Society Father Murray
Ahern Al Capone
Dalto O'Hern Mausoleum
Two Soldiers


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