Charnier du Cimetière de Saint-André-Avellin - Outaouais, QC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 45° 43.365 W 075° 03.459
18T E 495513 N 5063245
Quick Description: This stone charnel house is located near the church at the entrance to the first cemetery of the Saint-André-Avellin parish in Saint-André-Avellin, Québec.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 11/24/2013 2:46:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 15

Long Description:
Le panneau explicatif se lit:
Balade à Saint-André Avellin
Tout près de l'église et du premier cimetière paroissial s'élève un petit bâtiment en pierres taillées depuis le 19 mars 1886. Ce charnier, maintenant inutilisé, rappelle les inconvénients de notre dur climat continental.
Au dix-neuvième siècle et durant la première moitié du vingtième, à cause du gel de la terre, il était impossible d'inhumer le corps des défunts du premier décembre au 30 avril. Dans l'attente du printemps, les dépouilles mortelles reposaient dans le charnier paroissial. Début mai on les transportait dans l'un ou l'autre des trois cimetières de Saint-André-Avellin pour l'inhumation.
Ce charnier fut le premier lieu de repos éternel de plusieurs centaines d'Avellinoises et d'Avellinois.
Rappelons le nom de la toute première occupante: madame Adelina Séguin, épouse de Hyacinthe-Noé Raby, notaire à Saint-André-Avellin de 1862 à 1906.

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The informative panel reads:
A Stroll in Saint-André-Avellin
Since 19 March 1886, a small building made of cut stones stands near the church and the first parish cemetery. This charnel house, now unused, recalls the disadvantages of our hard continental climate.
In the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, due to freezing of the ground, it was impossible to bury the dead bodies from December 1 to April 30. In anticipation of spring, the remains laid in the charnel house. Early May they were buried in one of the three cemeteries in Saint-André-Avellin.
This charnel house has been the first resting place of several hundred Avellinoises and Avellinois.
The first occupant of this charnel house was Madame Adelina Séguin, wife of Noah Raby-Hyacinthe, notary in Saint-André-Avellin from 1862 to 1906.
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