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The Forgotten Ones

Location #5838
City: Athens
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Status: Abandoned
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Created By:gravehunter
Creation Date: 11/19/2012
Last Updated: 11/19/2012
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On a knoll in a ploughed field behind the old House Of Industry east of Athens there rests the remains of 114 Pioneers of Leeds & Grenville, all in unmarked Graves.Their names have been recorded in a Booklet by the Leeds & Grenville OGS entitled "The Gone and Forgotten People of the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville". The House of Industry was built in 1895 and they continued the practise of burying their dead back in this field until 1946 when it came under new management and at that time a large plot was purchased at the Glen Elbe Cemetery for any future burials. A Memorial Stone was erected in the fence line opposite the grave sites in the field dedicated to the memory of these Pioneers. This Stone is now partly obscured by dense brush and vines. It is unknown the total number buried here due to the fact that if the resident died in the winter their bodies were placed in the Vault in Athens until spring and if the bodies were not claimed by family members at this time they were buried back in the field and no records exist for these burials. In 1972 major renovations and addictions were made to this building and it is now called The Maple View Lodge, a nursing home for long term care.

The Forgotten Ones
The Forgotten Ones
Created on:11/19/2012
Created by: gravehunter
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wolfbard 1/24/2013 10:22:22 AM

It was in the local paper here last week that they are going to start repairing this site. They have been dowsing to find the rows and identity numbers of the graves. There were no written records of who is in which plot. They plan to clean up the area and erect a fence around the site,

gravehunter 11/19/2012 2:05:15 PM

This property runs back for a mile. Took me 2 days to find this Stone. Walked by it three times.

rcouper 11/19/2012 1:54:49 PM

Good find. In the back 40.

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