My uncle recalls one day being out with his Aunt Alice, his mother's sister. They were driving by Leverington Cemetery when she said to him "That's where your sister is buried".
That's how my uncle learned he had a sister who didn't make it. At some point he was told (when and by whom he doesn't recall) that my mother and he were the survivors of four pregnancies. It is unknown if these children were miscarriages, stillbirths, or if they died as infants.
My grandmother's mother had a lot of miscarriages or stillbirths so perhaps the tendency was inheirited. Her daughter, my birthmother, would also have a miscarriage between 1960 and 1972, and it is likely this miscarriage is what led to her passing with the pregnancy-related cancer called choreocarcinoma.
My grandparents were married in December of 1937 and my birthmother and her brother were born in the 1940's. As miscarriages are more common in first and early pregnancies, it is guessed this child of theirs was gestated or born in the late 1930's or early 1940's.
An online memorial for the female child referenced by Aunt Alice has been made and placed in Leverington Cemetery on FindAGrave. The place of rest for this child is not known. Aunt Alice referred only to a girl buried there, so perhaps the other child does not rest there as it was not also mentioned to my uncle. Possibly that child was born after this event with Aunt Alice, though it seems unlikely and that my uncle's mom would have been done having children by that time. The sex of this child is also not known. If the child were miscarried early in the pregnancy it may not have had a formal burial.
William Hamilton Storkey (1910 - 1987)
Dorothy Ida Jenkins Storkey (1918 - 1998)
Infant Female Storkey*
Dorothy Joan Storkey Andrews (1942 - 1992)*
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77189036