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Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Mass.

Oak Grove Cemetery, 765 Prospect St., Fall River MA 02720, 508-324-2750.
Oak Grove is the largest public cemetery in Fall River, owned and operated by the city. It has well over a hundred acres of land which were donated to the city in the 1840s for use as a burial ground. Its size appears overwhelming at first glance, but it is a pretty cemetery. The streets and paths wind around the burial sections with no apparent plan. 

There are no marked section names or street markers, and it would be necessary to contact the office to a burial location and directions and/or a map before trying to find any grave here. From all accounts, the office staff is very helpful and friendly. The office has an index card system to burials, making it fairly easy to access information. There were many Irish families with burial plots here, but the cemetery, being a public one, primarily contains non-Catholics and burials of the early Yankee families of the area as well as of all the various immigrant groups that settled in Fall River.

We would welcome any additions of other Irish burials at Oak Grove to add to these. At some point in the future, we will begin to transcribe the stones, and post them as we do.

 

The following burials of her family were submitted by Kristin Elkinton.

EVANS
Evans Family plot. 
Only three stones present. Buried here are:
Martha Evans
Frederick Evans
Martha Evans
William H Evans
James Bowstead
Louisa Bowstead
George F Bowstead
Elsie T Evans

The first stone says Henry and Freddie. I have only found information about Freddie. He died of diphteria at 1+ years of age. I imagine that Henry may be a stillborn child, remembered on the stone but not actually buried here. The next stone is unreadable, but it is located over the grave of William H. Evans, my great grandfather, who died 11 Sept 1930. The third stone in the Evans family gravesite is for George Bowstead who was the husband of Sarah (Evans). She is also buried there, but no stone.
      

Eucalyptus Ave. There is only a small marker in the grass to indicate that my uncle Robley D Evans is buried here. He should have been interred in the Evans family plot on Hornbeam, but he died alone in 1985. Apparently the nursing home and funeral home couldn't find any next of kin and buried him in the "welfare section."

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The following burials were submitted by Carla France Phillips, and consist of the information from the burial index cards that were sent to her for her Cullen and Lyne families. 

CULLEN
Lot # 7393; Location of Grave Arabis Path
Owner of Grave Frank & Avis Cavanaugh
Cullen, Lois
Interment # 48,342
Date of Death Oct. 23 1989
Date of Interment Oct. 26 1989
Age 85 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Waring--Ashton funeral home
# 1 Elsie Grey # 44,392 age 83
# 2 Lois Cullen # 48,342 age 85
# 3 Avis Cavanaugh # 49,772 age 79
# 4 Frank Cavanaugh # 50,010 age 85

Lot # 1033; Location of Lot Greenbrier Path
Owner of Lot Henry B Wordell
Cullen, Lucy B.
Interment # 11,063
Date of Death May 28, 1895
Date of Interment May 31, 1895
Age 43 years 11 months 1 day
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
# 1 Hannah R Wordell # 754 age 43 +
# 2 Henry B Wordell # 1,560 age 42 +
# 3 Reuben B Wordell # 2,264 age 20 +
# 4 Henrietta F Babbitt # 2,511 age 3 +
# 5 Lucy B Cullen # 11,063 age 43 +
# 6 Imogene Babbitt # 17,891 age 60 +
# 7 Edward F Babbitt # 23,763 age 79 +
# 8 Imogene F Suss # 27,094 age 50 +
# 9 George E Simmons # 36,061 age 59
# 10 Elizabeth A Somerville # 45,849 age 78 years

Single Grave # 2429; Location of Grave Buttercup Path
Cullen, Matthew
Interment # 16,275
Date of Death September 14, 1905
Date of Interment September 17, 1905
Age 65 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.


LYNE
Lot # A-338; Location of Grave Geum Path
Owner of Grave Ernest T. & Elsie Lyne
Lyne, Ernest T.
Interment # 48,301
Date of Death July 23, 1989
Date of Interment July 25, 1989
Age 80 years ___ months ___ days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Hathaway
[Note: son of George E. Lyne]

Lot # 47; Location of Grave Palto Path
Owner of Grave Wright Lyne 
Lyne, John
Interment # 5,526
Date of Death May 8 1883
Date of Interment May 10 1883
Age 30 years 7 months 19 days
Place of Death Fall River,Mass.
[Note: son of Wright Lyne]

Lot # 104; Location of Grave Palto Path 
Lyne, William
Interment # 6,444
Date of Death August 4, 1885
Date of Interment August 6, 1885
Age 1 year 8 months 4 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.

Single Grave # 251; Location of Grave Okra Path
Owner of Grave William Lyne
Lyne, Ester
Interment # 8,136
Date of Death September 4, 1889
Date of Interment September 6, 1889
Age 14 years 1 month 23 days
Place of Death Fall River,Mass.
[Note: daughter of Wm & Mary (Cullen) Lyne]

Lot # 1136; Location of Lot Althea Path
Owner of Lot  Joseph Fearnley
Lyne, Elizabeth
Interment # 29,683
Date of Death July 25, 1936
Date of Interment July 28, 1936
Age 61 years ___ months ___ days
Place of Death Providence, R.I.
Undertaker Ashton
[Note: wife of James Lyne and daughter of Joseph Fearnley]
Lyne, James 
Interment # 32,375
Date of Death Dec. 24, 1942
Date of Interment Dec. 28, 1942
Age 65 years 4 months 19 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Ashton
[Note: son of Wm H. Lyne]
Lyne, Infant
Interment # 16,041
Date of Death March 10, 1905
Date of Interment March 13, 1905
Age ___ years ___ months ___ days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
[Note: child of James & Elizabeth]

Single Grave #1187; Location of Grave Abies Path
Owner of Grave William Lyne
Lyne, Mary E.
Interment # 12,771
Date of Death September 18 1898
Date of Interment September 20 1898
Age 39 years 4 months --- days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
[Note: Mary E. Cullen, wife of William Henry Lyne]

Lot # 2485; Location of Grave Rear Rock Maple Ave
Owner of Grave Rachael Holt
Lyne, Horace J. (ashes)
Interment # 49,040
Date of Death Nov 19 1992
Date of Interment Dec 5 1992
Age 85 years ___months ___days
Place of Death So Yarmouth,Mass
Undertaker Hallett Funeral Home
Lyne, Infant
Interment # 28,828
Date of Death May 14 1934
Date of Interment May 15 1934
Age ___years ___months ___days
Place of Death Fall River,Mass.
Undertaker Ashton
Lyne, Anne (Ashes)
Interment # 47,596
Date of Death May 2, 1986
Date of Interment May 21, 1986
Age 76 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Yarmouth, Mass.
Undertaker Hallett Funeral Home
Lyne, Edith
Interment # 40,823
Date of Death August 30, 1965
Date of Interment September 2, 1965
Age 84 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Rutland, Vermont
Lyne, John
Interment # 38,151
Date of Death Dec 16 1957
Date of Interment Dec 19 1957
Age 73 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Rutland, Vt.

Lot # 3511; Location of Lot Beech Avenue
Owner of Lot William Lyne
Lyne, Elizabeth
Interment # 13,623
Date of Death June 17 1900
Date of Interment June 20 1900
Age 74 years ---months ---days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
[Note: Elizabeth Cooper Lyne wife of Wright]
Lyne, Wright
Interment # 16,103
Date of Death April 25 1905
Date of Interment April 27 1905
Age 79 years 9 months ---days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Redfern, Mary A.
Interment # 24,143
Date of Death November 30 1922
Date of Interment December 4 1922
Age 42 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker D.D.Sullivan
[Note: relationship to Lyne family unknown]
France, John W.
Interment # 24,863
Date of Death August 2 1924
Date of Interment August 5 1924
Age 56 years 5 months 1 day
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Philip Lanyon
[John W husband Elizabeth Agnes, daughter of Wm Lyne; grandfather of Carla Phillips]
Lyne, William H.
Interment # 30,359
Date of Death April 8 1938
Date of Interment April 11 1938
Age 87 years ___months 1 day
Place of Death Swansea Mass.
Undertaker Lanyon
[Note: owner of the family plot and gr-grfather of Carla Phillips]
Lyne, George E.
Interment # 30,905
Date of Death July 21 1939
Date of Interment July 24 1939
Age 10 years ___months 3 days
Place of Death Swansea,Mass.
Undertaker Philip Lanyon
[Note: son of Edward and grandson of Wm Lyne] 
France, Elizabeth A.
Interment # 34,621
Date of Death June 17 1948
Date of Interment June 21 1948
Age 74 years 8 months 22 days
Place of Death Somerset,Mass.
Undertaker Ashton
[Note: daughter of Wm Lyne, and grandmother of Carla Phillips]
France, John Walter
Interment # 42,840
Date of Death January 17 1972
Date of Interment January 19 1972
Age 61 years 10 months 26 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Waring Ashton
[Note: son of the above Elizabeth A. and father of Carla Phillips]
Lyne, Edward
Interment # 44,369
Date of Death April 7 1974
Date of Interment April 10 1974
Age 84 years 3 months 21 days
Place of Death Fall River,Mass.
Undertaker William J Smith
[Note: son of Wm Lyne; husband of Sarah below; father of George above]
Lyne,Sarah I.
Interment # 45,278
Date of Death April 21 1977
Date of Interment April 25 1977
Age 87 years 5 months 21 days
Place of Death Swansea Mass.
Undertaker William J. Smith

Grave # 4313; Location of Grave Mulberry Ave.
Owner of Grave Alice McFarlin
Lyne, Alice S.
Interment # 39,728
Date of Death Aug 5 1962
Date of Interment Aug 8 1962
Age 79 years 1 month 0 days
Place of Death New Bedford Mass
Undertaker Philip T. Griffin

Lot # 4613; Location of Lot Dianthus Path
Owner of Lot Margaret Walker
Lyne, Margaret
Interment # 33,967
Date of Death Nov.24, 1946
Date of Interment Nov. 27, 1946
Age 66 years 8 months 9 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Ashton

Lot # 4826; Location of Lot Tagetes Path
Owner of Lot Thomas H Lyne Sr.
Lyne, Annie D.
Interment # 23,696
Date of Death November 2 1921
Date of Interment November 5 1921
Age 59 years 5 months 28 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Thomas J Ashton
[Note: wife of Thomas H. Lyne]
Lyne, Julian
Interment # 42,122
Date of Death Sept 7,1969
Date of Interment Sept 10,1969
Age 70 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Queens N.Y.
Owner of Grave Thomas H. Lyne Sr. and Julian and Florence Lyne

Lot # 4841; Location of Lot Hickory Avenue
Owner of Lot James Lyne
Lyne, Charlotte
Interment # 24,652
Date of Death February 7, 1924
Date of Interment February 11, 1924
Age 32 years 9 months 14 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Thomas J. Ashton
Lyne, James
Interment # 28,052
Date of Death June 1, 1932
Date of Interment June 4, 1932
Age 78 years 9 months ___ days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Ashton
[Note: son of Wright Lyne]
Lyne, Isabella
Interment # 24,157
Date of Death December 11, 1922
Date of Interment December 14, 1922
Age 65 years ___ months 2 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Thomas J. Ashton
[Note: Isabella (Shroad) Lyne, wife of James above]
Lyne, James S.
Interment # 12,108
Date of Death April 17 1897
Date of Interment April 20 1897
Age 15 years 5 months 25 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Removed May 12, 1923 from # 1134 Ash

Lot # S.G. # 6058; Location of Grave Arctotis Path
Owner of Grave Bertha Lachance 
Lyne, Walter H.
Interment # 46,776
Date of Death May 3, 1983
Date of Interment May 5, 1983
Age 99 years ___months ___days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Hebert

Lot # 6239; Location of Lot Ricinus Path
Owner of Lot George E & Lumina V Lyne 
Lyne, Lumina V.
Interment # 36,741
Date of Death Dec. 19 1953
Date of Interment Dec. 22 1953
Age 78 years 6 months 25 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Waring
Lyne, George E.
Interment # 26,979
Date of Death August 7 1929
Date of Interment August 10 1929
Age 64 years 6 months 26 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker Waring
Removed from lot 4173 Hollyhock Path, 4.22.47
[Note: Son of Wright Lyne]
Lot # 4173; Location of Lot Hollyhock Path
Lyne,George E.
Interment # 26,979
Date of Death August 7 1929
Date of Interment August 10 1929
Age 64 years 6 months 26 days
Place of Death Fall River, Mass.
Undertaker James H Waring
Owner of Lot John W Lambert & Margaret Towers
Removed to lot # 6239 Ricinus Path, 22 April 1947

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South Part, bounded on the south by Locust Street
BARRINGTON
John Barrington, Died May 28, 1892, aged 72 years
Keturah, wife of John Barrington, Died May 4, 1880, ae 66 yrs 4 mos

CONLON
(separate stones in Albert lot)
Ernest Parker Conlon, Jan. 21, 1872-[blank]
Mary Albert Conlon, Dec. 6, 1872-Mar. 5, 1951
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Alice M., wife of Andrew M. Conlon
Oct. 3, 1844-Jan. 16, 1936

COX
(in Perry lot)
William A. Cox, 1894-1961
Husband of Nora Hughes Cox

GASKILL
Joseph Gaskill, 1844-1915
Sarah, his wife, 1854-1930
Florence M. Gaskill, 1889-1970
S. Elizabeth Gaskill, 1876-1970
William H. Patterson, 1878-1958
Annie E., his wife, 1882-1975
Lena G. Lannigan, 1883-1963
Walter E. Gaskill, 1892-1963
Beilah C., his wife, 1894-1971
(flat marker, behind)
Walter E. Gaskill, Massachusetts, PVT Co B 504 Engr Svc Bn, World War I
Dec. 29, 1892-Sept. 3, 1963
(next, flat marker)
Beulah C. Gaskill, 1894-1971
(small stone at side)
Nannie Schofield, 1836-1909

GRIFFITHS
Walter F. Griffiths, 1900-1973
Ruth L., his wife, 1906-1990

HEALY
(three separate stones)
(broken) Father, David Healy, Died Feb. 10, 18[84?], age 76 years
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(broken) Mother, Mary A., wife of David Healy, Died Sept. 26, 188-?, age 65 years
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Sister, Mattie E., wife of Edward C. Mullaly, daughter of David & Mary A. Healy
Died July 21, 1881, aged 20 years & __ mo

(separate stones in same lot)
Susan E., wife of John Healy, Died Sept. 1, 1893, aged 73 years 4 mos & 26 ds
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John Healy, Died Nov. 28, 1882, aged 81 years 3 mos 18 ds
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Ivan L. Healy, Mar. 31, 1879-Dec. 31, 1946
Maude M., his wife, Jan. 4, 1879-May 31, 1927
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John W. Healy, Dec. 24, 1842-June 4, 1918
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Bessie Johnson Riley, Apr. 20, 1870 - Jan. 8, 1913
(back)
Daughter of Henry J. & Alice E. Archer
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John T. Pollard, Mar. 23, 1871-Jan. 28, 1927
Margaret A., his wife, Apr. 5, 1873-Sept. 26, 1860
(back)
Gladys Pollard Setters, Apr. 14, 1904-Aug. 22, 1993

JACKSON
William S. Jackson, 1863-1918
Margaret Mitchell, his wife, 1863-1926
(flat marker, next)
Frank W. Jackson, PVT US Army, World War I
Oct. 11, 1892-Apr. 2, 1948

LYON
Lyon, Curtis B., 1886-1918
His wife, Sara Allen, 1883-1973

MAHURN
James Mahurn, 1834-1905
Amanda B., his wife (no dates)

McCANN
George Everett McCann Sr., 1879-1956
His wife, Martha Farwell, 1881-1956

McCOY
Capt. James McCoy, U.S.M.C., Born June 20, 1871
Killed at Chateau Theirry June 4, 1918
(separate stone in same lot)
Matilda Pierce, wife of Charles McCoy
Died April 22, 1885, ae 37 years

McCREERY
Sarah May, wife of Charles McCreery
Died Aug. 12, 1885, aged 71 years
Charles McCreery, Died Aug. 9, 1893, aged 81 years
Father, Joseph Ramsbottom, Oct. 12, 1841-Sept. 20, 1900
Mother, Margaret H. McCreery, his wife, July 18, 1842-Mar. 13, 1910
(next)
James E., son of Joseph & Mary Ramsbottom
Died June 12, 186[0?], aged 7 mos. 1 ds.

McMULLEN
William Y. McMullen, 1859-1920
Mary A., his wife, 1857-1930
Frederick A., 1880-1888
William L., 1891-1891
Samuel R., 1887-1903
George G., 1894-1970
Concord, his wife, 1896-1976

MOORE
(four separate stones)
Thomas B. Moore, Born Dec. 25, 1851, Died Jan. 13, 1919, ae 67 yrs
Eliza K., wife of Thomas B. Moore, Born Sept. 19, 1851, Died July 27, 1896, ae 44 yrs 10 mos & 16 dys
Esther, wife of Doctor Buckley, Died June 28, 1881, in the 52nd year of her life
Mary A., wife of George F. Barrowglough, Died Nov. 11, 1907, aged 47 yrs

PARTINGTON
Partington, Joseph, 1831-1881
Henrietta T., 1844-1911
Lillian M., 1870-1907
Joseph, 1880-1917
William H., 1873-1942
Burton, John T., 1810-1885
Catharine W., 1815-1876
Abbie W., 1856-1910
Burke, Joseph W., 1883-1937
Sarah C., 1877-1965

RANKIN
(front)
Patrick Rankin, 1834-1911
Rose Jane, his wife, Died Dec. 26, 1894, ae 64 yrs 8 mos 2 ds
(left side)
Thomas Brown Rankin, Died Apl. 23, 1879, ae 24 ys 9 mos 21 ds
John, Died Feb. 24, 1880, aw 21 ys 6 mos 13 ds
(back)
Children of Patrick & Rose J. Rankin
Eliza J., Died Aug. 9, 1856, ae 11 weeks
Jennett, Died Aug. 22, 1856, ae 3 mos
Andrew, Died Apl. 20, 1863, ae 7 mos 8 dys
(right side)
Jennie, daughter of Patrick & Rose J. Rankin, Died July 29, 1899, ae 32 yrs 5 mos & 18 ds
Ellen K. Rankin, 1868-1954

RILEY
John Riley, 1822-1898
Mary A., his wife, 1825-1881
Mary A., their daughter, 1856-1912
James H., their son, 1862-1916
George H., their son, 1865-1942
Ellen, his wife, 1870-1953
Ethel, their daughter, 1898-1901
Hughin, their son, 1902-1950
Milton, their son, 1905-1905
(next)
Rev. Hughin Riley, 1850-1885
Emma D., his wife, 1855-1952