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McVicar Pioneer Cemetery

Ontario : Bruce County
Location #5852
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Location Owner:Lady Morganna
Creation Date: 11/21/2012
Last Updated: 11/21/2012



Description
McVicar Cemetery is a little out of the way. The best I can describe it would be to go to the end of Hidden Valley Road in Bruce County. Park at the very end and once you get out you turn right and walk up the path. It is not visible from the road and the signage is poor. But the path is maintained.

Peter and Rebecca McVicar were the original owners of this land. In September of 1898 they deeded a parcel of it to James Watson Jr. for $15.00. He was the Cemetery Trustee of Lindsay Township. After this the cemetery was not taken care of very well, and was in poor condition. Cecil Watson (Grandson of James Watson Jr.) took it upon himself to clean it up and secure the deed right of way from the cemetery site to Hidden Valley Road. Later it was deeded to the Township of St. Edmunds in October of 1958. James Watson Jr., Emma, his second wife, Jane his third wife, his two daughters Flora and Annie, as well as his father are buried here. You will notice in my pictures some of the grave stones are in a small fenced in section of the cemetery. This is where the above mentioned people are buried. From my understanding, only descendents of the McVicars and Watsons may be buried here.

It was a nice quiet walk, and a beautiful location with a small waterfall a little further up the road. The Crane River runs along the edge of the property. It made for a nice afternoon.

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McVicar Pioneer Cemetery
McVicar
Created by: Lady Morganna


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


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McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


McVicar Pioneer Cemetery


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Status: Historic Location
Category: Cemetery



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gravehunter says:
11/22/2012 8:46:49 AM

It also marks where each individual is in that Plot.

Lady Morganna says:
11/22/2012 8:35:47 AM

Actually the "Mother" one is in my photos too.

gravehunter says:
11/22/2012 8:30:25 AM

These are probably Foot Stones that mark that end of the Grave. These are usually removed to made maintenance easier.

Lady Morganna says:
11/22/2012 8:24:03 AM

There was more than one stone marked like this. There were two that simply said "Father", as well as one marked as "Mother". I do have a few more pictures of them but as I was only allowed to post 20 to the location I had to leave some out.

ground state says:
11/22/2012 6:25:38 AM

The "Father" stone is certainly intriguing. An generic stature marker for an unknown person, or a rare last name? I checked the phone book and indeed there is indeed a listing (albeit, a single one) for Father as a surname.

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