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|Patricia Elizabeth Hill Dominy||RE: Chandlee graves|
You are very welcome, I'm happy to do it.
|Saundra Dowling||RE: Draft gravestone|
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|Gale Olsson McHale||RE: Tartaglia photos|
You are most certainly welcome!
|JanisG||RE: Chesterville Presbyterian Cemetery|
Good questions. I'll try to be as concise as possible in the answers. This is our "favorite" cemetery to work in.
Those will be the actual burial sites in CPC. That was the original burying ground for the Presbyterians in the area (the majority of settlers for generations).
FIY -- There was a Methodist burying ground in Chesterville, but it's been destroyed by the township. Since your people are at CPC and MG, they will not have been in that cemetery, so I would disregard it in your searching. Besides which, the only burial records still existing are what's been input on FindAGrave from the 1990s cemetery transcription books.
Back to CPC. There are no records for this burying ground. The church is nearly defunct and doesn't even have a mailing address for contact (we've tried). The cemetery is in bad shape and was QUITE neglected for a long time. They mow it, but that's it. It's a very boggy cemetery (standing water in the center), and the mud makes it unworkable when we have a rainy spell. We worked for a whole day just trying to uncover the downed stones in the fencerow on the bank. I'd venture to say that more than half of the stones are missing. The remaining ones are most often in very poor shape. It's been a challenge, to say the least. What's been put up on FindAGrave is all that remains to be read, and the whole of it has been photographed.
Maple Grove was opened later than the others and is not affiliated with any church. It quickly became the main burying ground for this area. If you were buried in CPC, your descendants were buried in MG.
By the time of the MG burials, CPC was in bad shape. Many (if not most) of the families, when they placed their new and larger monuments at MP, put CENOTAPHS on them for their family members who were buried at CPC. I know of no actual body transfers. The names at MG will be just Memorials for the family's loved ones buried at CPC. I've requested that the owner of Samuel & Nancy McNay at MG mark the FindAGrave memorials as Cenotaphs.
Is your gal any relation to the Hannah McNay who married William McGaughy? They were Presbyterians, and the McGaughy name was quite a prominent one.
Don't hesitate to ask more questions. Hope this helps.
Added by JanisG on Sep 21, 2015 6:10 AM
|EGF||RE: Austin Pharis|
I much appreciate that your sharp eye caught my little boo-boo. So, to answer your question, yes, both Austin Pharis and his wife are interred in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum.
The quality of the photo I posted of the vault marker is just so-so, but it was the best I could do considering the vault is near the top of a very high ceiling.
Added by EGF on Sep 19, 2015 1:37 AM
|turkeygirl||RE: Baker memorial|
|John Awbrey||Pope family|
Hi Martha. I didn't realize I didn't have that information on the memorials. Thanks for the edits.
You're very welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Sly on May 22, 2015 7:50 PM
I don't know and I cannot seem to find anything on line about it. I have lived in the area all my life and was a child in the 60's. I can remember going past St Peter's on the bus when the graveyard was still there. Through the eyes of a child it looked like the scariest most overgrown place on earth and it used to bother me having to go past it. When it all got landscaped it looked so much better but obviously there is a massive chunk of history gone. You could try writing to the church I suppose
Added by kaycee on May 02, 2015 12:36 AM
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