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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

The Children’s Graves

 
 
The Children’s Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. The Children’s Graves Marker
Inscription. Soon after the Helmckens moved into their new log house in 1853, Cecilia gave birth to a baby boy ‘before the doors had been hung”, as Dr Hemcken later recalled.
Later Dr Helmcken wrote: “ When he was about a month or two old we found him dead in the bed one morning. The anguish felt at this time is indescribable.... The poor little fellow was buried in the garden where the holly now grows – close by out bedroom window. An oval of white daisies were planted around with a daisy cross in the center.”
In 1858, the Helmcken’s third child, Margaret Jane (“Daisy”) died at 18 months. She too, was buried here. In 1865, when Cecilia Helmcken died, she was buried in the Old Quadra Street Burying Ground (Pioneer Square) and the babies were moved to her tomb.
 
Location. 48° 25.177′ N, 123° 22.004′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from Douglas Street just from Belleville Street. Click for map. This marker is in Thunderbird Park, next to the Helmcken House in the garden enclosure. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cecilia Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour
The Children’s Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. The Children’s Graves Marker
The marker is on the left, under the tree.
(a few steps from this marker); Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); The Old Man’s Garden (a few steps from this marker); Sir James Douglas (a few steps from this marker); Dr John Sebastian Helmcken (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Ann’s Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sisters of St. Ann (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
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