While excavating at the rear of the Hotel Grimsby last week, for the erection of a stone wall underneath the rear of the building, Contractor John Stadelmeier unearthed a flat stone headstone, that came out of a cemetery somewhere. The stone which is in a good state of preservation carries the following inscription:
Erected by Thomas and Ellen McDonald to the memory of their children, Edward,died 30 Oct. 1843, aged 2 years, 1 month, 22 days; Mary Ann, died 1 Oct. 1852, aged 1 yr. 11 mos.
How the stone got buried beneath this building or how long it has been there is not known, or where it came from. It may be the stone of some family that lived in Grimsby at one time or may have been brought here from some distant point.