Part Of The Beattie Mystery At Holy Cross Cemetery Is Solved

After studying the information provided to me in the Internment Report and comparing it to my uncle Lloyd’s notes and census records, I have identified several people buried at the Beattie plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.

First, I believe “Mary Beattie & Infant” (b 1864, d. 1904) may be the wife of John J. Beattie.   John J. Beattie is the brother of Sarah Beattie, my great grandmother.  John J. Beattie and Mary had four children; John, Mary, Margaret and Angela.  Although John J. Beattie does not appear to be buried here, everything else seems to be matching up.  According to my Uncle Lloyds notes,  one of John’s children died of a brain injury in their teen years.  This appears to be John Jr (b. 1892, d. 1907).  I’ll pull the death certificate in the coming weeks in order to determine the exact cause of death and relationship.

Now,  John’s sister and daughter of John J. Beattie is Mary Beattie (b. 1895, d. 1990). She married Philip McCarthy (b. 1894, d. 1971).  Philip and Mary Beattie McCarthy had a son Joseph McCarthy (b. 1924 d. 1974) who served as a Reverend for a church somewhere.  I am now try to find out where.

So now that leaves us with just a few names to figure out:

  • Elizabeth Beattie (B. ?, d. 1897)
  • Francis Dillon (b. 1858, d. 1897) – Maybe the son of Francis Dillon, my great, great grandfather.
  • Sarah McDermott (b. 1840, d. 1897)
  • Julia Beattie ( b. 1899, d. 1899) – 6 months old.
  • Francis Beattie (b. 1903, d. 1904) – 1 year old.
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