The Children's Graves

The Children's Graves (HMX02)

Location: Victoria, BC V8V 2P8 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.177', W 123° 22.004'

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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.
HM NumberHMX02
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472865 N 5363005
Decimal Degrees48.41961667, -123.36673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.177', W 123° 22.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 10.62" N, 123° 22' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-654 Trans-Canada Hwy, Victoria BC V8V 2P8, CA
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