That's the story.
As a result of this thinking. All the stones were lifted and laid flat. They were, I believe buried with a few inches of soil. They are reportedly still lying there.
The transcript show burials beginning in 1902. The last, recorded after a gap of 15 years was in 1933. The causes of death range from drowning, senility, cancer, even a suicide.
Its so sad that these stones were hidden. In my indignation when I heard the story, I felt it would have been more encouraging to those living in the nursing home to know others may be gone, but were not forgotten.
Apparently it is a feeling that was not shared at the time the current nursing home was built. Maybe my genealogy was showing