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title Charlottetown's Early Roman Catholic Cemeteries, 1812 - 1884
creator Daley, Louis J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>Cemeteries are genealogical autograph<br />books, gravestones their<br />pages. Vital statistics, carved in stone,<br />inform - and tantalize - us. Remember<br />me, they implore. But what happens<br />when the inscriptions have faded, when<br />the gravestone is broken or lost, or when<br />no permanent marker was ever raised?<br />Such is the case with the two oldest<br />Roman Catholic cemeteries in Charlottetown.<br />Time, vandalism, and, on occasion,<br />indifference have decimated these<br />graveyards, leaving behind a mere handful<br />of stones to mark the resting place of<br />hundreds, probably thousands, of people.<br />To piece together a list of Islanders<br />buried there, Louis J. Daley has engaged<br />in a massive piece of detective work. He<br />shares his findings with us below.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-445
source 33
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Charlottetown's Early Roman Catholic Cemeteries, 1812 - 1884
creator Daley, Louis J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>Cemeteries are genealogical autograph<br />books, gravestones their<br />pages. Vital statistics, carved in stone,<br />inform - and tantalize - us. Remember<br />me, they implore. But what happens<br />when the inscriptions have faded, when<br />the gravestone is broken or lost, or when<br />no permanent marker was ever raised?<br />Such is the case with the two oldest<br />Roman Catholic cemeteries in Charlottetown.<br />Time, vandalism, and, on occasion,<br />indifference have decimated these<br />graveyards, leaving behind a mere handful<br />of stones to mark the resting place of<br />hundreds, probably thousands, of people.<br />To piece together a list of Islanders<br />buried there, Louis J. Daley has engaged<br />in a massive piece of detective work. He<br />shares his findings with us below.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-445
source 33
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>