Friday, September 23, 2016

New housing site turns up old graves

 Photos by Barry Wallace
150-year-old remains of Isaac Morris are moved and interred in King City Cemetery
Pictured here is the new grave site, along with an original tombstone, of the remains of 10 individuals recently unearthed at  a subdivision construction site in the north end of the village and which have now, after approximately a century and a half, been subsequently re-interred in a new site in the King City Cemetery.   The interment was presided over by Rev. Evelyn McLachlan of King City United Church on Sept. 15.   The interred remains included Isaac Morris, his wife Elizabeth (Crossley) Morris, plus four other adults and four infants.   The wording on the tombstone reads as follows:

In Memory of
Who Died
Sept. 29 1856
Aged 71 Years
I know that my Redeemer liveth

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

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