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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Wandering Nettletons

Spring has sprung here in the northern latitudes, which means it's time to head out to the garden to harvest misplaced cemetery stones. Cheryl Bumstead of Orillia, Ontario, and her sons found two while turning soil—one inscribed "Dorothy Feb. 18, 1892 - March 18, 1902," and the other (probably a footstone) inscribed "Sister."

"I said to my neighbour, 'I just dug up two tombstones, so what's the chances of there being bodies?'" Bumstead recalled. "The kids just want to keep digging to see what else they can find." [Link]
It appears that Dorothy belonged to a Nettleton family whose cenotaph in nearby Penetanguishene reads, "In memory of Charles A. Nettleton 1860-1944 and his wife Constance A. Hooper 1862-1948 (both of whom are actually buried in California) and daughter Dorothy."

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