White Caskets of the Unidentified


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White Caskets of the Unidentified

The unidentified children were buried in a mass grave at Lake View Cemetery. Each of the unidentified were buried separately with a marker bearing a number. The number corresponds to some description of what was found on the bodies, such as a ring or piece of cloth, and is recorded in a registry. On 22 October 1910, the memorial for the unknown dead of the Collinwood fire was dedicated at the cemetery. On the opposite side of the memorial's shaft is a bronze tablet that has all of the names of the teachers and children who died.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


This file appears in: Collinwood School Fire