Santa Clara County
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In the 1860's, Thomas and Margaret Kell, conveyed twelve acres of hill land at the end of Canoas Avenue to St. Patrick's Parish for a burial place. A large cross outstretched its arms over these hills and near this cross was the small cemetery. Later the cemetery was deemed unsatisfactory and too far out of town, so in 1882, St. Patrick's purchased 20 acres of flat land on the east side of San Jose and named it Calvary.
Most of those buried in the old cemetery were moved to the new cemetery, but the records were destroyed in a fire in the office of the San Francisco Archdiocese and some graves were never found.
The remains were removed in 1984 when Highway 87 and the Light Rail tracks cut through a gap between two hills near Curtner Avenue where the cemetery was located.