Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cemetery in Proton Township Reorganized Church of Jessus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Here at Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario, I primarily blog about Grey County cemeteries but from time to time, I will blog about other cemeteries of interest.

Yesterday, while working on a client project, I visited two cemeteries in Proton Township, part of the municipality of Southgate. Today, I will write about the Latter Day Saints Cemetery at lot 15, concession 15. It was actually the cemetery for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This denomination has changed its name to Community of Christ Church. The church is active. According to the Township of Proton, 1857-1982 : a history, the church was built at this site in 1891. The old sign is behind the building.

What is interesting about this cemetery is how hilly the land is. There is quite the slope to climb. Below is a photo looking down. Of course, the main one I was looking for was almost to the top. The marker had broken off and was lying on the hillside with what looked like the base to the right.

Below are some photos looking up.

My question is - Was the land this hilly and rolling when the site for the church and the cemetery was chosen or has the contour changed over the years?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Edgehill Cemetery flooded in January is now being examined by Archaeologists

In January, I wrote about the damage due to flooding at Edgehill Cemetery.

Today, the Owen Sound Sun-Times reports that archaeologists are hard at work going through the bones, mapping where they are found and hoping they can match things as best they can.

The full article is available to read here.

It will be a long process to sift through the bones by metre square plots. According to the article, the Cemeteries Act requires that all the bones have to be recovered. It is up to the next of kin to determine what happens after.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grey County Graveyards

Some of the Graveyards in Grey County have been photographed and their images placed on the Canada Genweb Project Site. Those that have images show an icon to the right of the name in the Grey County list.

Thank you to the volunteers who undertake these projects.