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From: "Bruce Lord" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Winter deaths
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 17:24:19 -0400
If you ever have a chance to view an old New England cemetary, in most
cases, you will find,usually at the front, a vault where bodies were placed
for the winter. When spring came the final burial was held. This practice
continues in some towns but many, because of the presence of heavy
equipment, bury throughout the winter although a particularly harsh winter
would preclude even this today.
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Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 9:29 AM
Subject: [GM-L] Winter deaths
> Could anyone tell me what was done with the bodies of people who died in
> the dead of winter during17th, 18th, and 19th century in Massachusetts
> when the ground was frozen making burial impossible? I'm especially
> interested in early 18th century.
> Thank you.
> Peggy J. Knox
> Descendent of William Knox of Blandford &
> Hiram Stearns of West Deerfield
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