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Unknown Infant
Birth: 1935
Death: 1935
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA

Following is an email reply I received after inquiring about this burial and marker at the city offices:

"There is a story here that ends happily.

When George Sommers (who was a bachelor) bought his burial site he told the city that they could use the other three spaces for whatever use they might need.

Later, sometime in 1935, a baby's (gender undetermined) body was found floating in Rock Creek east of Westmoreland. No one knew who the child belonged to and no one stepped forward to claim the body. The local undertaker prepared the body for burial, but because no one stepped forward to claim the body it was "stored" in the funeral home. When the undertaker died and the funeral home was being cleared out the body was found.

It fell to the City of Westmoreland to bury the Unknown Baby.

The baby is NOT the daughter of George Sommers (as is listed on at least one record). The baby is simply buried in a space that George Sommers left for the City of Westmoreland to use as they needed.

The two markers were procured at the same time (since 1995) and placed there by two local citizens. (I - Jim - helped place the pads and the markers.)

Jim Bradley"
 
 
Inscription:
Unknown Infant
Born 1935
Buried 1965
 
Note: Buried next to George Sommers, no relation, same style marker.
 
Burial:
Westmoreland Cemetery
Westmoreland
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 28, 2013
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