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Alton State Hospital Cemetery

Located off Fosterburg Road, in the Alton City Limits


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This small cemetery is mostly grassy area now. The flat stones that once marked the gravesites are now covered with grass and dirt. Maybe 20 markers are still partially visible, with a few stones fully readable. I will be posting this cemetery's burials as I find them in the newspapers. If anyone has a listing of the burials, please contact Bev.


The Alton State Hospital Cemetery was established in 1918.  According to the Alton Evening Telegraph, July 31, 1918, twenty people had already been buried in the new cemetery. The land the cemetery is on was part of the old Kirkpatrick farm. The cemetery adjoins the monument erected to the memory of persons killed in the famous Wood River massacre. Each body is buried in this cemetery with appropriate services.




















Chum, Edna Emaline Baker Will January 30, 1901 October 13, 1934 Tuberculosis of lungs; Dtr of Howard Baker & Malisa Mathis
Cole, William Bennett 1862 March 28, 1933 Source: death certificate, per Vicki Harris
Coleman, John Abt. 1856 April 17, 1919 Died suddenly walking to room from dining hall
Fishbacker, Margaret Abt. 1866 January 15, 1918 Source: obit in newspaper
Fitzpatrick, Mary Abt. 1867 November 26, 1920 Been at hospital since she was 20 yrs old
Godden, William ? December 1, 1935 Source: death certificate
Holden, Kate 1861 April 29, 1919 Tuberculosis of lungs; from obit.
Jacob, Van 1865 September 9, 1920  
Johnson, Dora Abt. 1881 July 30, 1918 Heart trouble.  From obit.
Kennedy, William May 24, 1870 September 7, 1942 Son of Joseph & Susan [Bradford]; 72 yrs old
Kessler, Adam A. ? January 18, 1930 Resident of Venice in 1920
Lateer, Autra 18?? October 21, ????  
Mardiroscia, Unknown 186? May 24, 19??  
Moolest, Unknown 189? July 14, 192?  
Parskarci, Unknown 1862    
Reynolds, Frank ? November 1918 Buried Nov. 9; Inmate of hosp. 10mth 26days
Stottle, Frances (nee Kentle) 1847 in Vermont April 30, 1919 Dtr of Francis & Mary Kentle
Unknown Man   October 1918 Sank in quick sand & mud in Wood River
Unknown, Robert ? November 30, ????  
Waterhouse, Elizabeth Abt. 1840 February 19, 1918 Pneumonia.

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