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W. Blanchard (#47440261)
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Bio Photo I am interested in Photographing the older Headstones in Cemeteries and searching for the old and abandoned and forgotten Cemeteries in Leeds County. The most interesting of these Stones date from the 1800s. Some of them are true works of art and most have stood the ravages of nearly two centuries. Many have high relief carvings of symbols, all of which have a special meaning.

Willow Tree = Meaning Sorrow

Dove = A live Dove means at Peace
= A dead Dove means a life cut short.

Chain with a broken link = Family unity broken

Clasped Hands = Without sleeves, shaking
hands with God.
Clasped Hands = With sleeves, with one of ruffled, represents Unity in Life or Death.

Hand with finger pointing up = Gone to
Hand with finger pointing down = God reaching down for the Soul.

Children's Gravestones usually have a fully carved resting Lamb or flowers, usually Roses, that have a bud that's been broken off meaning a life cut short.

Many of the people from the 1800s came to this area from a far away country. This is usually recorded as well as the time they had spent on this Earth in the number of Years, Months and Days.

Some of the Epitaphs are sad, some funny and others warn us of our own Mortality.
There is an 1852 gravestone in the Toledo Church Yard that has an epitaph that reads:

Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now , so once was I.
As I am now so you shall be,
Prepare for Death to follow me.

There is also a Child's Gravestone at the Oak Leaf Cemetery with an Epitaph that simple says:

"Gone To Be An Angel"

All of these Gravestones are attributed to the Craftsmanship of the Local Stone Carvers. Some of these never Signed their work and their names may never be know. Below is a list of some of the Stone Carvers names as they appear on many of these Stones:

___________STONE CARVERS___________

A. Greer - Eastons Corners
G. F. Moore - Napanee
C. B. Leroy
W. M. Church - Merrickvile
Leroy & Gould - Brockville
H. F. & Son - Brockville
Williamson[?] - Gananoque
C. Allyn - Delta
D. R. Cameron
H. Fulford - Brockville
C. R. Kilbourne - Brockville
L. le Carle
C. G. Alquire - Farmersville (Athens)
C. G. A. Farmersville (Athens)
W. R. Moore - Elgin
W. Corbett - Smiths Falls
Fulford[?] & Bro. - Wolford
J. Davies - Perth
Fulford & Church - Eastons Corners
de Carle Sc.
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#126663916 Lilly Barton
Please check the parents you have noted for Lilly Barton (John Land and Elizabeth Wood). Her parents are Amos Barton 133097080 and Mary Perrin 133097110. Thank you.
Added by Barbara on Sep 07, 2015 6:28 PM
Jody Marie MacKeil
RE: MacLeod Cemetery Photos
No problem.I love Filling requests for people. If there are any others you needin Pictou County let me know. I have THOUSANDS of pics :)
Added by Jody Marie MacKeil on Aug 24, 2015 3:26 PM
RE: Jean Atkinson, North Embro Cemetery
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help.
Added by KVN on Aug 24, 2015 9:34 AM
Geof Wyght
Fox in Hillcrest Cemetery Smiths Falls
Added a photo for him today.
Added by Geof Wyght on Aug 23, 2015 3:13 PM
Lynn Ellis
RE: Pvt. Myrtle MacDonald
Hi Wayne:

No problem. I took over 7,000 photos in that cemetery last year for Billion Graves. Actually, I've taken over 57,000 so far on PEI. Quite a job.

Added by Lynn Ellis on Jul 28, 2015 4:31 PM
David Saint
RE: Newboro Cemetery
Hi Wayne,

I'm just on vacation in Newboro for the week so I was updating and adding a few entries while I was here, so no need to transfer ownership of the entries.

Added by David Saint on Jul 16, 2015 1:43 PM
Ron Martin
RE: RE:Beatrice Heavens
Unfortunately I didn't see any Heavens stone but I have not given up.
Added by Ron Martin on Jul 03, 2015 10:54 AM
Ron Martin
RE: L/Cpl Dorothy James
You're very welcome. I'm just sorry I wasn'r able to find Beatrice Heavens. There was a lot of flooding in that area. I will keep looking. I'm going to try & find out who is on either side of her.

Added by Ron Martin on Jul 03, 2015 6:42 AM
Ron Martin
Windsor Grove Photo Requests
I would like to honour your requests forphotos of Beatrice Heavens & Dorothy James at Windsor Grove Cemetery if you could contact the office and get the grave locations. I can no longer get info on people that are not related to me.
This office hasthe records for both Windsor Memorial Gardens & Windsor Grove Cemetery & can be contacted at 519-969-4146 or ""

Ron Martin
Added by Ron Martin on Jun 28, 2015 5:51 AM
Miriam Macdonald
Sophia Ross
Thank you for taking and adding the photograph of Sophia.

Miriam Macdonald
Added by Miriam Macdonald on Jun 16, 2015 7:59 AM
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