We have been to this cemetery, it is abandoned & is located in the corner of a farmers field. There appeared to be no road in or out of this cemetery
so were only able to see from the roadside. The names of the buried were obtained from the book "History of Oliver Township 1879-1979"
& from the cemetery records at the Brodie Resource Library, Thunder Bay, Ont by the Thunder Bay District Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
From the Oliver Township book in brief it says "The land was originally owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ryde and they buried 2 of their young children there
and eventually allowed the Baptist Church to bury other people there and it was then called a cemetery. It is understood that there may be at least
30-40 people buried there.
There are only 2 headstones visible and what appears to be the base of one of them but it is a short distance from the spire headstone belonging to the Hoskins.
It appears that the stone had been moved at some time. It lies next to the stone for Peter Beveridge. We talked to a very nice gentleman who lives near the cemetery
and he indicated at one time there were wooden crosses but a search turned up none due to all the over growth.
If you have any information about this cemetery, please contact me.
Names marked with a * indicate another source for death such as an obituary/death registration, etc...
Thunder Bay Public Library - Newspaper References:
(CJ) - Chronicle Journal - (FWDTJ) Fort William Daily Times Journal - (PANC) Port Arthur News Chronicle
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Grace (Allen) Hoskins
On Monday last the funeral of one
of the oldest residents of the Township
of Oliver took place, that of the late
Mrs. Hoskins. The aged lady has been
suffering for some time with a tumor
which ultimately caused her death at
the advanced age of 75.
June 10, 1882
Jan 20, 1815-Jan 2, 1892
Aug 4, 1818-May 15, 1891
From death registrations & burial of family members,
this is the most likely place of burial for the following
Christina Wright Hoskins
Jan 22, 1846-12 Sept 1909
May 1848-May 8, 1916
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