1 June, 2018
A special dedication of a burial stone was recently held at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Avoca, Minnesota. The stone has the names of the six young women who died 130 years ago at the Academy of St. Rose (Holy Child Academy) there.
The deceased girls were Lucy Walters (d. March 11, 1886), Mary Josephine Bordeaux (d. March 10, 1887), Bertha Tapatinwin (d. February 3, 1889), Mary Xavier Tasunka (d. February 13, 1889), Alma Parient (d. December 28, 1889), and Inez Brugier (d. December 31, 1889).
Below are some photos from the ceremony.