Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois


 
Westlawn Cemetery (burials to April 12, 2007)

7801 West Montrose Avenue, Norridge, Illinois 60706
Phone: 773-625-8600
Fax: 773-625-8609
E-mail:westlawncemetery@yahoo.com

46,121 burials in database

Westlawn Cemetery is an All-Jewish Cemetery. The cemetery covers 72 acres and roughly 48,000 people are buried there. It was found on 8 April 1937 and today is owned and operated by Temple Shalom of Chicago http://www.sholomchicago.org/westlawn.



Westlawn Cemetery Grave Locations

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CAR-#-##-## Carnation
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DAI-#-##-## Daisy
EAS-#-##-## Eastlake
ELM-#-##-## Elm
EVE-#-##-## Evergreen
GAR-#-##-## Gardenia
MAP-#-##-## Maple
MEM-#-##-## Memorial
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PET-#-##-## Petunia
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ROS-#-##-## Rose
VIO-#-##-## Violet
Sec-VIO Row-# Lot# Violet
WES-#-##-## Westlake

Westlawn is the final resting place for a number of famous Chicago Jews. See http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=108820 for more information.

Cemetery map click map for larger size in PDF format (will open in new window or tab):



Westlawn was the site of gravestone desecration in January 2008. At least 57 tombstones were defaced with anti-Semitic slogans.

Related news articles:

12 January 2008

Vandals strike graves at Jewish cemetery
Anti-Semitic slurs were spray-painted on 57 tombstones

By Steve Schmadeke | Tribune staff reporter

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-jewishcemeteryjan12,0,6319154.story

1 February 2008

Man Charged With Hate Crime In Cemetery Defacement


CBS News

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/hate.crime.westlawn.2.644127.html

5 March 2008


Self-proclaimed Nazi pleads not guilty to defacing cemetery

FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/828215,defacing030508.article

JGSI has been in contact with the cemetery management who has not been able to locate next of kin for some of the tombstones that were desecrated. To view the list and help the cemetery click here.

For further information e-mail us: westlawn@jgsi.org
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