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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 8:40 pm    Post subject: History - North Shore Cemetary Reply with quote

Ron Peterson has gathered from Biff Jewell the names of quite a lot of people buried along with Mary McRae in the North Shore Cemetary. See that info under the subject " Made the Nov. trip to the island".

To add to that list I want to write word for word what Gene Babcock said in a cassette recording he made in Jan. 1979. He died a month later.

"I should mention the cemetary on the North Shore. There is still one tombstone in the place, Mary McRae. Then I know of several others buried there, a Moody child was buried there, and a Lucere (long e - not sure of spelling) child, died at birth, and a youngster of Henry VanAlstine, died on it's way to the docter, died just before getting to Cheboygan. He was about nine years old. I remember that happening."

Ron, if you read this, pass it on to Biff, it might jog his memory and we will gain more knowledge about the little cemetary in the woods. Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:46 am    Post subject: Ernest Place Reply with quote

Cheboygan Democrat - February 25 & March 4, 1899. [condensed]

Ernest Place, aged 17 years, was struck in the head by a tree yesterday while working in Embury's camp about 6 miles from the Place home on Bois Blanc. So his date of death would be Feb. 24, 1899.
It took about 4 hours to take him across the ice to Cheboygan where he was pronounced dead. His parents came later and found out that he had died on the way to Cheboygan. He was returned to the island the following day.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, 1899, Paster Thomas, of the M. E. church crossed the ice for the burial on the north side of the island.

He is probably buried in the McRae-Kerr Cemetery although it might be possible that he was buried at his home. Mildred Bible was a Place. This may have been her brother. Mike White
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