Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Special Stone for Annie

You might remember that Annie Moore Schayer—the first person to pass through Ellis Island—was buried in an unmarked grave in Calvary Cemetery, Queens. The Irish Echo reports that the money raised to mark her resting place is being well spent.

After a personal appeal by New York City's commissioner for public records, Brian Andersson, Cardinal [Edward] Egan waived the existing prohibition against the use of limestone headstones at Calvary.

Limestone imported from Ireland will now be used for Annie Moore's planned headstone, Andersson told the Echo. [Link]
Update: Megan has more here. You can contribute to the memorial fund here.


Thank you for your support. Please make this correction: Funding has just started; the goal has NOT been raised. Information about the Annie Moore Memorial Project and future needs may be found at

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