Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Alene Karon Erickson

During my summer vacation in Saskatchewan I stopped off at the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery which is located in the same region as the farm run by my maternal grandparents (Martin Rudolph Erickson and Alice Caroline Spearman) in Brockington, Saskatchewan.  Bethesda is one of the local cemeteries where my family is buried.

My sister, Alene Karon Erickson, is buried in the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery next to our great-grandparents (Johan Elof Erickson and Britta Mathilda Goransdotter).  I think it is comforting to see the family members together.

BORN DEC 29, 1957
DIED JULY 6, 1960

Friday, July 5, 2013

Funeral Card Friday: Eli Spearman

R.R. #2, Navan, Ontario

The 16th day of March, 1970

84 years

the 7th day of February, 1886

from Hulse and Playfair Limited
315 McLeod Street
to St. Mary's Anglican Church
Navan, Ontario
Wednesday, March 18th, 1970
for service at 2:00 p.m.

Rev. C. D. Lethbridger

Dale's Cemetery
Cumberland, Ontario

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blogging on Vacation: Genealogy and Family Time

Well, I'm in Saskatchewan visiting my family, and have plans to visit some genealogy-associated sites over the next couple of weeks.

This will include cemeteries at Carrot River, Brockington and Davidson, SK, and Deloraine, MB.

I will be taking photos and hopefully mapping where the cemeteries are located for future reference! Unfortunately, it has been raining like crazy, so the roads may be washed out.

Here's the first location:  Carrot River Valley Lutheran Church!

I was a bit worried when I saw the pile of stones across the drive from the Church -- have they removed the headstones and we won't be able to get the photos?

The answer:  NO.  The cemetery had been over-run by snakes that had moved in under the many cover stones placed over each burial.  To remove the problem most of the cover stones have been removed.  This means I'll be able to find the family burials.  Here's one that is linked to a previous post:

My maternal great uncle Orval Gordon Spearman and his wife IsaBelle McConnachie.  It was great to see flowers at the Spearman grave!  The region around Carrot River has slowly lost the majority of the population as land has been bought up by super-farms, and most family-farms have gone the way of the dodo bird.