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Catharine McGraw
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Birth: Jul., 1859
Death: Jul. 27, 1861
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Catherine Mc Grand on SG Locate a Loved One.
Catharine McGraw on SG Burial Record.

Resident of the Cincinnati Orphan Asylum.

(cod = pneumonia - measles)

Burial 29 Jul 1861.

*The disastrous flood in 1831 and cholera outbreak in 1832 resulted in a large number of orphans. To meet the need to house and care for these children, a temporary asylum, known as the "Pest House", was located in the lowlands of the Mill Creek on grounds used as a Potter's Field or burying ground for the poor. Before long, this site was determined to be wholly unsuitable and the Cincinnati Orphan Asylum was constructed near the corner of 12th and Elm Streets, a location now occupied by Music Hall. By 1850, over 290 children had been received by the orphanage.

In 1858, the property where the orphanage was located was sold to the City of Cincinnati and in 1860, the cornerstone was laid for a new building in Mount Auburn. They moved into their new home July 3, 1861. The orphanage closed in 1930 and the old building was demolished.

From the History of The Cincinnati Orphan Asylum, 1832-1882. The Semi-Centennial Celebration at Mount Auburn, 6th, 7th and 8th June 1882.:

"On the 23d July, 1857, the managers, accompanied by the Rev. Mr. Bushnell, the trustees, and other gentlemen, proceeded to Spring Grove Cemetery, for the purpose of interring the remains of several children in the beautiful lot recently secured to this institution. It is circular in shape, containing two thousand two hundred and twenty-eight feet."

There are 265 burials in Sec. 39, Lots 283, 284, 285, and 286, with a tree in the middle of the four lots. While there are no individual markers, there is a monument erected by the Cincinnati Orphan Asylum honoring all those buried there. 
Cincinnati Orphan Asylum founded June 5, 1832.

I write unto you little children,
Because your sins are forgiven
You for his name's sake.
1 John. 2:12.

Inasmuch as ye have done it
Unto one of the least of these
Ye have done it unto me.
Matt. 25:40.
Note: Interment ID 9713
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden LN, Sec. 39, Lot 284, Space 7
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Originally Created by: Auto Graver
Record added: Oct 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78992899
Catharine McGraw
Added by: Jo Roth
Catharine McGraw
Added by: Jo Roth
Catharine McGraw
Added by: Jo Roth
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