The Canadian Press

2016-10-31 | NL Child Graves

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Margaret Farrell says her sister doesn't know the location of her daughter's grave in the Newfoundland cemetery where the child was buried and their family is not alone. Farrell says around 700 babies are buried in unmarked plots in Roman Catholic section of the Townsite Cemetery in Corner Brook. Farrell says she and a group of volunteers have commissioned a monument to give people a place to mourn their little loved ones whose grave sites are unknown. They combed through records to try to identify them. (Farrell says the cemetery's Roman Catholic committee has spent the past five years quietly digging for information about children who were buried without markers up until the 1960s.)

Date: 2016-10-31
Placeline: CORNER BROOK, N.L.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << people that were related to these babies but had no way of finding out where they were so they would called us with the hope that we would have some knowledge of it and be able to get it to them but I see we have nothing because we knew that they were there but we could not tell people where they were >>