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Re: Twite - infant twin sons

TWITE, HIGGINS

Posted By: Julie
Date: 8/5/2017 at 10:30:48

In Response To: Re: Twite - infant twin sons (Volunteer)

Thanks for your reply.

I’ve seen the entries at findagrave.com and they raise several questions.

The entries state that the twins were born and died in August 1904 and were buried at St Joseph’s Cemetery.

St Joseph’s Cemetery didn’t exist in 1904. The property for the cemetery was purchased from Thomas Reburn in 1912. Before that, people were buried at the cemetery at the site of the Holy Cross Church.

The twins were not buried in St Joseph’s Cemetery – Woodmansee doesn’t list them, and the St Joseph’s Church records do not show their death or burial. However, I do think that they were buried outside of the St Joseph Cemetery fence (if they died after 1912) or outside of the Holy Cross Cemetery (if they died before 1912).

I was told that the information for the findagrave.com entries came from a newspaper item. However, I was not able to get a copy of the item, or a transcription of it – I also couldn’t get the date or name of the paper that the item appeared in.

One more thing to note, is that the youngest surviving child in the family was born in October 1913 – if the twins were born in August 1914 (not 1904), this was only 10 months later.

I’d love to know exactly what the newspaper item said.

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