Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Wednesday's Child: Anderson Baby (Child of Henry Robert Anderson)

Anderson Baby (a.k.a. Child of Henry Robert Anderson) was the name given to my great-grandparents' prematurely-born son. Anderson Baby was born on March 26, 1943 in Goddard Hospital, Brockton, Massachusetts to Henry Robert Anderson and Lucile Rebecca Garfield. He was born prematurely (six months) and sadly lived for only two minutes. Interment took place the following day in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Unfortunately, no records exist at Melrose Cemetery of him being buried there.

Anderson Baby's Certificate of Death.

Copyright © 2015, David J. McRae


  1. David,
    I would say that the baby was born at 6 months gestation, rather than 6 months premature. A baby born 6 months premature would probably have been a miscarriage, not a birth. Just had a friend who had this very thing happen to her, sadly.
    I'm enjoying reading your first few posts and will continue to follow your journey.

    1. Hi Michigan Girl,

      The way the death certificate writes it made it difficult for me when I was trying to write it into this post. I went back and slightly re-worded it.

      Thanks for reading!

      Kindest Regards,