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Saturday, October 2, 2010

3 years 3 months 11 days 11 hours

That's what's written on the back of George Alexander Dunn's baptism card.  I know from previous research he was born May 25, 1903 and died Sept 5 1906 from Diphtheria suffering for 3 days beforehand.  I also know his mom could read and write so I can only assume she put it on the back of the card.  George was the first of three children his parents buried.  I've been to George's gravesite.  He is buried with his brother, Clarence Oliver who was born on Sept 25, 1911 and died Aug 31, 1912.  I found his birthday card from the "Cradle Roll" program at the Hope Methodist Sunday School.  On the back it reads "There's a little band in heaven which is not quite complete and God hath called your darling boy to fill a vacant seat."  Clarence died of cardiac failure with primary cause attributed to Colitis in Sick Kids Hospital and suffered 3 weeks.  Their grave along with those of their older sister Esther Irene who died of TB in 1928 and grandparents, cousins and aunts and uncles are all unmarked in St John's Norway cemetery in Toronto.

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