|W. Blanchard (#47440261)|
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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:
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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|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 :)
|KVN||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.
|Lynn Ellis||RE: Pvt. Myrtle MacDonald|
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.
|David Saint||RE: Newboro Cemetery|
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.
|Ron Martin||RE: RE:Beatrice Heavens|
Unfortunately I didn't see any Heavens stone but I have not given up.
|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.
|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 "email@example.com"
|Miriam Macdonald||Sophia Ross|
Thank you for taking and adding the photograph of Sophia.
|John OConnor||RE: Re; Margaret Baker|
You know a lot more than I do.... Anyhow, you may use any of my pictures anyway you wish. John
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