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Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« on: Wednesday 24 June 15 11:36 BST (UK) »
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136769072&ref=acom

Sarah B Speakman is my 3x Great Grandmother - none of the rest of the names seem to be of any relation..
Moore, Craig, Donnelly, Boyd, Johnston, Butterworth, Hayes, Orr, Brierley, Heather

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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 11:59 BST (UK) »
There's some information here:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=709531.0

Looking at the dates, they are all very close - so maybe all died as a result of the same cause? An epidemic, maybe?
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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 12:08 BST (UK) »
There was a typhoid epidemic in 1910 in Eccles?
The cause was ice-cream made in Ancoats?

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Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 12:50 BST (UK) »
That's such a COOL thing to find out.   ;)

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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 13:20 BST (UK) »
I should think that the death certificate, of any of these people, would hold some clues? ;D
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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 14:35 BST (UK) »
My grandad (died 1937) is in a mass grave with 7 other men in London.
None of them are related,but his family were not able to afford a single plot for him.
Hence the much cheaper mass grave.
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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 15:26 BST (UK) »
Don't have a death certificate as of now, but when I get it, I'll certainly look out for the possibility of terminal treats!

And yes, I don't think they were well off, so a mass grave could be likely.
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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 16:17 BST (UK) »
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136769072&ref=acom

Sarah B Speakman is my 3x Great Grandmother - none of the rest of the names seem to be of any relation..

I would have thought it unusual to have a headstone featuring people who were unrelated.   :-\
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 16:42 BST (UK) »
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136769072&ref=acom

Sarah B Speakman is my 3x Great Grandmother - none of the rest of the names seem to be of any relation..

I would have thought it unusual to have a headstone featuring people who were unrelated.   :-\

Sorry I missed that bit about there being a headstone Derr !!!

Good job one of us is awake Nanny Jan  ;D

In that case they probably are all related in some way.

Carol
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