1833 to1870 .......CHICAGO CITY Cemetery-North Avenue & Clark, Chicago (Lincoln Park), Cook, Illinois, US

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1833 to1870 .......CHICAGO CITY Cemetery-North Avenue & Clark

Notes: Located from Armitage South to the then city limits. Approximately 20,000 buried here. By 1850's added acreage added at North Avenue and Clark Street. Where today's Chicago Historical Museum resides. By 1870 most were reinterred from this site to growing list of Cemeteries. The only reminder of this Cemetery's existence is the Ira Couch mausoleum behind the Historical Museum and it was thought the unmarked grave of 116 year old, Boston Tea Party Survivor, David Kennison, (1736-1852). In 1970 more bones were found on the Historical Society site and in 1986 15 more sets of bones were discovered in Streeterville. The assumption now is that at least 100 bodies are still believed to remain in the sands under the buildings of the City..............photo is Potter's Field, "City Cemetery" Lincoln Park 1871 "Great Fire" with citizens fleeing to Cemetery.

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