Mount Olivet Cemetery (Chicago)
There are over 142,200 people buried at the cemetery. The cemetery is 93 acres in size. It became one of the first major area cemeteries to become full before more land was purchased on its east side.
Mount Olivet was the first burial place of Al Capone, who was put between the graves of his father and brother. A few years after his mother's death, the remains of all three men were moved to Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
Famous burials[change | change source]
- James M. Bell, Sgt. during Battle of Little Big Horn
- Al Capone, gangster (remains moved)
- Thomas A. Doyle, U.S. Congressman
- Lawrence E. McGann, U.S. Congressman
- M. Alfred Michaelson, U.S. Congressman
- P. H. Moynihan, U.S. Congressman
- Catherine O'Leary, owner of cow who allegedly started Great Chicago Fire
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