Aucoin family, St. Mary Parish Genealogy

An Aucoin buried in Antarctica?

I was looking through Ancestry hints when I came across this:

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Consider me curious. Definitely curious.

Antarctica? Can you even be buried in Antarctica? I’m diving in.

First of all, the photo doesn’t go with the burial. I don’t know who the Rices were.

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But there is a Whalers Bay Cemetery on Deception Island. It’s the final resting place for whalers and men lost at sea in the area. Today, there are only two markers because a volcano buried the cemetery in ash back in 1969.

Those two markers belong to men from Norway. Neither of them was Joseph Aucoin.

A newspaper database search was no help. Google didn’t help either.

File this one under unsolved.

















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