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Bruce County

McVicar Pioneer Cemetery

Discovered by Lady Morganna
Created Nov 21 2012
Recent status Historic Location
Category Cemetery
City Bruce County, Ontario
Location # 5852

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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avatar of gravehunter
gravehunter It also marks where each individual is in that Plot.
Nov 22 2012
avatar of Lady Morganna
Lady Morganna Actually the "Mother" one is in my photos too.
Nov 22 2012
avatar of gravehunter
gravehunter These are probably Foot Stones that mark that end of the Grave. These are usually removed to made maintenance easier.
Nov 22 2012
avatar of Lady Morganna
Lady Morganna 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.
Nov 22 2012
avatar of ground state
ground state 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.
Nov 22 2012