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Madison County, IL

St. Patrick's Cemetery

Known as Greenwood

Alton, Illinois

Upper Alton (or Oakwood)is one ofthe three cemeteries in Alton long designated by wrong names. For years the Alton Cemetery was called "City Cemetery," and today many persons mistakenly still think of it as "City" when in fact it is Alton Cemetery. Similarly, St Patrick's Cemetery, on the Northside, is called Greenwood though it never has borne that name. A settlement on the Northside that antedated North Alton came into being and then was annexed to the City of Alton, the name Greenwood continued, in common use, so far as the cemetery was concerned. To call both cemeteries by their proper names would remove the chance of any confusion between Greenwood and Oakwood. Yet down through the years rarely have two "woods" been confused because newspapers have exercised extreme caution in designating burial places when publishing accounts of funerals. --Alton Evening Telegraph January 11, 1950 (pg. 1)

Known Burials

Body is Taken to Alton for Burial The body of Michael Maddock  who died Saturday morning , was taken to Alton , at 2 : 54 o clock yesterday after noon for funeral services today , fron the Catholic church . Interment will be made in St Patrick's cemetery . Mr . Maddock died at the home of his daughter , Mrs. L , L . McCarthy 204 North West street , with whom he had lived for the past year . Mrs , McCarthy la the , only surving child .- Urbana Daily Courier, 11 January 1932

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