Removals to Island Cemetery, possibly from Old Beaver River and Port Maitland Cemeteries
The Records of the area’s currently active cemetery, the Port Maitland and Beaver River Cemetery (also known as Island Cemetery), show that some 100 or so people were “removed” from their former burial sites and interred in the current cemetery. It appears as if the earliest of these removals occurred in 1892, 2 years after the “new” cemetery opened in 1890. The Society is beginning to discover research that indicates many of these people were removed from one of the three historic cemeteries under the Society’s care. We would love to have information about any of these “former residents” if someone knows where a person was first buried.
Note: First burial in Island Cemetery was 6 June 1890.
1 November 2017 – We are updating our “Removals” list to give each of these people their own webpage, just like the Residents of our three cemeteries. As we develop the webpages, we’ll fill in the known information about each person to the best of our knowledge. If you have any other information you’d like to share, we would love to hear from you!
The information below is from our research and the Burial book of the Port Maitland and Beaver River Cemetery, as transcribed by George Snow and Bill Curry.
List of Removed Persons – clicking on the name will give you that person’s webpage. We are adding information as we get it to these pages and would welcome additional infomration!