Friends Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Mill St. South - south of Highway #2 in Pickering Village (Ajax) Ontario

Complete transcripts done June 2003- each block represents a separate stone.

NOTE: Most of these stones are very old and some are quite hard to read. Please don't use these transcripts as your final resource - there may be mistakes !!

Also note: Many of the tombstones in this cemetery have the death dates engraved in a very unique way. Instead of writing a death date as (example): Sept. 25, 1876, it will be written in one of the following 2 ways: 25th of 9th month 1876 - or - 9th month, 25th, 1876. Be careful when reading this transcript - I think it would be very easy to mix things up !!





There is a plaque at the corner of Hwy. #2 & Mill St. which reads:

Quaker Meeting House - Friends Cemetery

In 1812, Timothy Rogers (1756-1827), a Quaker settler, envisioned the village of Duffin's Creek (now Pickering Village) as the centre for Quaker Yearly Meetings in Canada. Quaker Meetings were first held in his log home. Later, he donated 2 acres of his farm for a Meeting House and burial ground (located across Mill St.)

The first Meeting House was built c1819, followed by a new 2 storey frame structure c1833-34. The present red brick structure was built in 1866-67 at a cost of $6,000. This Meeting House was opened on June 28th, 1867 with the first session of the Canada Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) Quakers. Representatives gathered from various parts of Canada, the United States, England and Ireland. In 1878, Pickering College was opened and managed by the Canada Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) Quakers as a co-educational institution. The college was situated across the road from the Meeting House, on a hill. Unfortunately, this institution was destroyed by fire in 1905. It was relocated to Newmarket.

As the closely knit Quaker religious community was not dependent on professional clergy, Quakers were able to fully enjoy their faith in the pioneering era. Worship in the Society of Friends (Quakers) is based on silent, expectant waiting, speaking only when moved by the spirit of God. In accordance with the historic Quaker peace testimony, young Quakers participated in the Friends Ambulance Unit during and after the 2nd World War.


The architecture of the building is not typical of other Ontario Meeting Houses, which are traditionally of single storey frame construction. The Pickering Meeting House has been altered since it was built. This structure exhibits simple American classical revival features and architectural preciseness in its symmetry. The semicircular arched front door provides a focal point and establishes the importance of the building's function. A gable roof preceded the present hip roof, but it was destroyed by fire after the building was struck by lightning in 1908. Early records of the Meeting House and Library were lost. The detailed, but unadorned common bond brickwork and the round headed window openings, suggest the restraint, the solidity and the dignity of the Quaker way of life.

This Meeting House and the Society of Friends (Quakers) burial ground, where Timothy Rogers is buried, are reminders of our Quaker heritage which was established early in the settlement of Pickering Township.







In Memory of

John Haight

who died 11th of 3rd month 1881

aged 58 years
In Memory of

Susannah McCausland

who died Sep. 9th, 1886

aged 63 years

Mother

In Loving Memory of

Henrietta Whitney

widow of the late John Haight, J.P.

who died 19th of 7th month (year faded away)

aged 85 years


Bedson

In Memory of

Robert George Bedson

died Oct. 11th, 1898

aged 33 years, 1 month & 9 days

+

Henrietta Doyle

beloved wife of Robert Bedson

died June 12, 1943 - aged 78 years

+

Victoria Susan Luella

died Nov. 21st, 1902

aged 5 years, 6 months & 10 days

dearly beloved daughter of Robert G. and Henrietta Bedson

On the top of this stone is the name "Jane"

The front of the stone reads as:

Harper

died Sept. 22nd, 1909 in her 77th year

Erected by her sister Mary McCausland
In Memory of

Hannah? McCausland

who died May 20th, 1897

aged 68 years & 2 months
In Memory of

Jane

wife of Henry Ballard

who died Dec. 7, 1870

aged 33 years & 10 months

In Memory of

Henry Crawford

died Oct. 3, 1870

AE 87 years

+

In Memory of

Hannah Crawford

died Oct. 20, 1872

AE 75 years

In Memory of

Eliza

beloved wife of Daniel Betts

who died Nov. 22, 1900

aged 83 yrs., 9 mo. & 22 d's

In Memory of

Daniel Betts

born at Lor__?, G__? Co., NY

died in Whitby on May 21, 1878

aged ? years & 6 months

(The names of the town and the county are completely faded - also his age at death)

In Memory of

Delila

wife of Levius Churchill

who died on the 7th of 3rd month 1884

aged 73 years & 5 months
In Loving Memory of

Levius Churchill

who died on the 31st of 1st month 1873

aged 88 years & 8 months
Brockel

Philip Brockel - 1884 - 1947

loved husband of

Sara Ann Dale - 1886 - 1962
In Loving Memory of

Edith Dale

eldest daughter of Christopher & Eliza A. Dale

1873 - 1928

Howard

son of Christopher & Eliza Dale

died ?? - 1873

aged 1 year & 11 months?

(very hard to read)

In Memory of

Jane Badgely

widow of Charles H. Lapp of Cobourg

died Oct. 26th, 1901

aged 81 years & 10 months
Sarah Ann Dale

1848 - 1913

Dale

In Memory of

Christopher Dale

born Oct. 10th, 1833 - died May 9th, 1909

+

His wife, Eliza Ann Lapp

born Aug. 7th, 1851 - died Oct. 22nd, 1934

Richard B.

youngest son of Richard & Jane Dale

died 4th of 12th month 1876

aged 31 years
In Memory of

Richard Dale

who died 9th of 9th month 1890

formerly of Yorkshire, England

In Memory of

Jane Valentine

wife of Richard Dale

who died 8th of 9th month 1889

in her 85th year

formerly of Belfast, Ireland

In Loving Memory of

William J. Dale

died Jan. 5, 1900

aged 59 years
In Memory of

Joseph Dale

who died 12th of 11th month 1889

In the 77th year of his age

Dale

In Memory of

Christina C. Sleep - 1885 - 1953

beloved wife of

C. Stanley Dale - 1888 - 1968


In Affectionate Remembrance of

Ann

wife of Joseph Dale

who died at Pickering

4th of 3rd month 1888

in the 18th year of her age

In Memory of

Sarah Turner

born May 23, 1848 (may be 1849)

died Oct. 12, 1923

in her 84th year
Cornell

In Memory of

Margaret L.D.

beloved wife of Walter L. Cornell

died March 11, 1905

aged 26 years & 4 months
In Loving Memory of our darling

Allie

son of Gervas & Caroline Cornell

who died 28th of 8th month 1884

aged 12 years & 9 months

Cornell

In Loving Memory of

Gervas Cornell - 1841 - 1920

his beloved wife

Caroline Churchill - 1841 - 1920

(both born and died the same year)

Gervas Cornell

died at his residence in Pickering

2nd of 7th month 1877

aged 72 years & 6 months
Hannah Cornell

died at her residence in Pickering

2nd of 2nd month 1890

aged 83 years & 9 months

Walter

son of Gervas & Hannah Cornell

died in Pickering

18th of 1st month 1877

aged 26 years, 5 months & 12 days

In Loving Memory of

Mary Jane

daughter of Gervas & Hannah Cornell

died 8th of 4th month 1929

aged 84 years

In Memory of

E. Latham

youngest and beloved son of

Edward & Lucie W. Cornell

who died Feb. 7, 1908

aged 17 years & 9 months

Edward

eldest son of Gervas & Hannah Cornell

who died Sep. 29th, 1920 in his 84th year
In Memory of

Lucie W. Valentine

wife of Edward Cornell

who died Nov. 4th, 1924 in her 83rd year
Eleanor

wife of Richard Collins

departed this life

21st of 9th month 1877

aged 78 years

In Memory of

Richard Collins

who died 1st of 5th month 1896

aged 78 years & 10 months

+

Catherine M. Richardson

wife of Richard Collins

born July 27th, 1833 - died July 23rd, 1913

+

John Collins

died Aug. 24th, 1886

aged 79 years

Charles

son of Charles & Melissa Taylor

born Dec. 25, 1879 - died June 22, 1881
In Memory of

Charles Taylor

died June 29, 1891

aged 27 years, 10 months & 2 days
In Memory of

Charles Taylor

who died April 18, 1905

aged 69 years & 4 months

In Affectionate Remembrance of

Caroline

relict of the late Peter Taylor

born in __?, Co. York__?

July 22, 1815

died in Whitby on July 27, 1887

aged 72 years & 5 days


In Affectionate Remembrance of

Peter Taylor

born in Clonmel, Ireland on Dec. 18, 1803

died in Whitby on Jan. 19, 1874

aged 70 yrs., 1 mo. & 9 d's

In Memory of

William Peter

son of Peter & Caroline Taylor

born in Whitby on Jan. 29, 1835

died at Oriville, Ohio on Feb. 29, 1883
Phoebe Bowerman

Jan. 6, 1807 - April 2, 1852

wife of Joseph Lockwood Rogers

Their son, Ralph N. Rogers

Dec. 7, 1840 - July 4, 1860
Phoebe J. Locke

daughter of Robt. & Rachel Betts

born 3rd of 9th month 1832

died 23rd of 6th month 1857
Mary Evans

wife of John Betts

died Feb. 17, 1905

(rest of the stone has sunk into the ground)

In Memory of

Rachel

wife of Robert Betts

who departed this life 29th of 3rd month 1891

aged 84 years & 1 month


In Memory of

Robert Betts

who departed this life on 21st of 4th month 1876

aged 82 years

In Memory of

Joseph Wilson

died 10th of 4th month 1873

AE 78 years & 27 days
Mary J. Wilson

wife of Charles Taylor

1841 - 1870
Henry Betts Taylor

died May 12th, 1904

aged 61 years, 7 months & 17 days
Sarah

beloved wife of J.T. Taylor

died at Whitby on June 2, 1891

aged 50 years

Sarah Mabel

daughter of Henry & Sarah Taylor

died Oct. 26, 1872

AE 9 months & 11 days

Lillian Caroline

daughter of Henry & Sarah Taylor

died Nov. 21, 1850

aged 11 months

William Peter

son of John & Sarah Wetherald

died June 22, 1866

aged 5 years & 9 months

Phebe

wife of Joseph L. Rogers

died April 2, 1852

AE 43 years & 3 months
Ralph H.

son of Jos. & Phebe Rogers

died ____?

aged 19 years, 6 months & 27 days

In Memory of

Walter L.

son of Wilson & Mary A. Rogers

who died March 10, 1864

aged 1 year & 6 months

John C. Betts

died 17th of 7th month 1835

aged 35 years, 11 months & 1 day

In Memory of

Ezra Churchill

who departed this life

1st of 8th month 1874

aged 73 years

Alice Betts Farrell

July 3, 1870 - June 28, 1950
Martha Hughes

beloved wife of James Hughes

born May 6, 1779 - died Aug. 2, 1856
James Hughes

born Dec. 9, 1773 - died July 27, 1867

Sacred to the Memory of

Catharine Hoag

who departed this life

2nd of 1st month 1887

aged 62 years & 5 months

John Allen Haight

died 12th of 3rd month 1863

aged __ years, 6 months & 20 days
In Memory of

Isaac P. Hoag

who died 25th of 7th month 1883

aged 75 years

In Memory of

Mary Tool

relict of the late Hawkins Woodruff

died 9th month, 22nd, 1886

aged 89 years

In Memory of

Hawkins Woodruff

died 6th month, 7th, 1878

aged 67 years
Catharine L. Woodruff

died June 14, 1927

aged 75 years

In Loving Remembrance of

Frances Dixon Hamilton

died at Toronto on April 26th, 1913

aged 78 years

Little Charlie

died 10th of 1st month 1867

aged 8 years & 4 days

son of Ephraim & Frances White
Ephraim White

died 15th of 1st month 1863

aged 41 years

In Memory of

Margaret

wife of Robert Willson

who died ??

(rest of stone has sunk into the ground)

Phoebe

wife of W. Hartrick, Esq.

who died Nov. 10, 1882

aged 72 years & 6 months
In Memory of

William Hartrick, Esq.

who died Nov. 1st, 1871

aged 71 years, 8 months & 3 days
Chapman

In Loving Memory of

Edith H. Murray

1902 - 1998

Chapman

In Loving Memory of

Florence H. Wright

beloved wife of Miles C. Chapman

1877 - 1948

Wright

Phebe Jane

eldest daughter of Edmond & Hannah Wright

1858 - 1927
Wright

(this stone is right beside the one for Phebe Jane. It doesn't have anything else written on it)

In Loving Memory of

Hannah Dale

wife of Edmond Wright

who died 2nd month, 7th, 1901

aged 65 yrs., 8 mos. & 4 d's

In Loving Memory of

Edmond Wright

who died 3rd month, 17th, 1901

aged 74 yrs. & 13 days

Dickie

In Memory of

John Dickie

died Aug. 13, 1913

aged 59 years

+

His wife, Geraldine Wright

died Sept. 22, 1923

aged 62 years

Rena A. Powell - 1895 - 1994

daughter of Woodruff & Mary Powell

+

Woodruff Powell - 1862 - 1932

+

Mary Richards

wife of Woodruff Powell

1858 - 1955

Rogers

In Memory of

Mabel E. Tripp

wife of J.F. Rogers & Rev. Wm. Higgs

Nov. 17, 1880 - April 23, 1971

Rogers

In Memory of

Joseph Franklin Rogers

July 24, 1879 - Jan. 21, 1911
In Memory of

Alexander Margach

who died 8th of 2nd month 1916

aged 75 years

In Memory of

Jane Wise

wife of Alex. Margach

who died 7th of 11th month 1907

aged 75 years

In Memory of

Rachel M. Woodruff

beloved wife of Henry Powell

who died 20th of 2nd month 1885

aged 52 years, 1 month & 3 days
In Memory of

Henry Powell

who died 3rd of 2nd month 1911

in his 81st year

In Loving Memory of

William James

son of Thomas & Sarah Reazin

who died 30th of 8th month 1908

aged 64 years

In Loving Memory of

Sarah B.

wife of Thomas Reazin

who died 4th month, 25th, 1882

in her 81st year
In Loving Memory of

Thomas Reazin

who died 9th month, 19th, 1882

in his 85th year
In Memory of

William Wright

born 1788 in the county of Wexford, Ireland

died April 3, 1875

aged 87 years

Erected by his nephew Joshua Wright
Mary Wright

wife of William Wright

died 6th of 7th month 1876 in her 80th year

A native of Co. Wexford, Ireland

Lily Violet Hicks

born at Cosy Shooters Hill, Jamaica

on June 13, 1890

died at Pickering College, Canada

on Feb. 16, 1905

(she most likely died in the fire mentioned on the plaque - see top of this page)

Henry A. Reese Boone

died 21st of 10th month 1899

aged 53 years, 7 months & 14 days

Hannah

daughter of the late Ambrose & Deborah Boone

died 20th of 12th month 1904

aged 71 years, 7 months & 9 days

Ambrose Joshua

son of the late Ambrose & Deborah Boone

died 31st of 5th month 1895

aged 55 years, 8 months & 6 days

In Memory of

Anne Waring

eldest daughter of Ambrose & Deborah Boone

died 25th of 7th month 1914

aged 83 years

Ambrose Boone

died 9th of 12th month 1871

aged 65 years & 6 months
Deborah Boone

died 29th of 11th month 1873 (or 1878 - hard to tell)

aged 70 years & 9 months

In Memory of

Francis Waring

born in Prince Edward County on Sept. 12th, 1823

died June 8th, 1892

aged 68 years, 8 months & 27 days

+

In Memory of

Mary M. Clendenan

wife of F. Waring

died July 24, 1914 - aged 81 years

Margaret Eliza Boone

died 27th of 2nd month 1910

aged 69 years, 3 months & 19 days
Elizabeth Belch Boone

died 16th of 4th month 1932

aged 78 years
Bernard Baker - 1860 - 1924

Mary Valentine - 15 - 6 - 1938

In Memory of

Ann

wife of George Valentine

born Dec. 28th, 1832 - killed at G.T.R. Crossing, Toronto on Dec. 29th 1881

(G.T.R. stands for Grand Trunk Railroad)

In Memory of

George Valentine

born June 1st, 1838 - killed at G.T.R. Crossing, Toronto on Dec. 29th, 1881
Mary Ann

wife of George Valentine

died on the 21st of 8th month 1844

AE 45 years
In Memory of

Elizabeth Valentine

1870 - 1962

In Memory of

Joshua Richardson

died 26th of 5th month 1853

aged 83 years

Erected by the order of the late Robert Richardson

In Memory of

Catherine

wife of Joshua Richardson

died 2nd of 10th month 1850

aged 76 years

Erected by the order of the late Robert Richardson

In Memory of

Ann Richardson

died in Pickering July 17th, 1831 - aged 24 yrs.

+

In Memory of

Catherine Richardson

died May 24th, 1906 - aged 90 yrs. & 3 mo.

+

Sarah Richardson

died Sep. 17th, 1902 - aged 84 years

+

In Memory of

Mary Richardson

relict of the late James Rowe

died 1882 - aged 75 years

Hannah M. Betts

died 10th of 1st month 1830

aged 26 years & 11 days
Daniel Betts

(the rest of this stone has completely faded away)

John Betts

died 19th of 2nd month 1830

aged 26 years & 7 months

Aaron Betts

died 9th of 1st month 1851

aged 93 years, 8 months & 15 days
Sarah Betts

died 27th of 12th month 1830

aged 69 years, 10 months & 10 days

William McQuay

died 14th of 9th month 1875

aged 68 years, 3 months & 14 days

William Crothers

died 29th of 8th month 1850

aged 73 years
Mary McQuay

died 23rd of 8th month 1850

aged 64 years

In Memory of

Frederick W. Wood

died 23 - 6 - 1888

aged 21 years

In Memory of

Alfred Wood

died 25 - 12 - 1935

aged 67 years
In Memory of

Elizabeth H. Wood

died 5 - 12 - 1938

aged 93 years
In Memory of

Benjamin Wills Wood

died 9 - 11 - 1922

aged 85 years

In Memory of

Margaret

wife of Vin. E. McKiterick

died Nov. 8, 1869

AE 23 years & 8 months

J. C. Sterling

died 8th of 1st month 1862

aged 52 years

In Memory of

Judith Sterling

died May 13, 1909

aged 92 years

Joseph C.

son of J.C. & Judith Sterling

died Feb. 17, 1860 - AE 10 month
Chapman

Edith H. - 1902 - 1998

Miles S. - 1878 - 1959
In Memory of

John F. Doyle

died in Nanaimo, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1957

aged 84 years, 2 weeks & 3 days

+

Peter Doyle

died Nov. 2, 1902

aged 26 years & 7 months

Samuel J. Doyle

died in Canton, China - Oct. 20, 1901

aged 23 years, 9 months, 2 weeks & 4 days

son of Jos. & Elizabeth Doyle

+

In Memory of

Elizabeth Sarah Haight

beloved wife of Joseph Doyle

born Aug. 2, 1844 - died May 7, 1910

+

Rachel, their daughter

born March 6, 1880 - died April 10, 1880

+

In Memory of

Joseph Doyle

born March 29, 1839 - died Dec. 17, 1917

+

Norman J. Doyle

born Feb. 11, 1884 - died June 16, 1936

In Memory of

John A. Haight

who died 3rd of 10th month 1918

aged 37 years

In Memory of

Margaret E. Elliot

beloved wife of Henry Haight

died March 19, 1931

aged 87 years

In Memory of

Henry Allen Haight

who died Sept. 3rd, 1934

aged 85 years
Rogers

In Memoriam

Flora E. Nobel - 1876 - 1949

beloved wife of

Fred C. Rogers - 1872 - 1966

In Memoriam

Ralph Roblin Rogers

born 2 - 3 - 1870 - died 4 - 14 - 1889

Edith Minnie Rogers

born 5 - 3 - 1876 - died 3 - 15 - 1880

son and dauhter of Royal & Mary Rogers

+

John Lockwood Rogers

infant son of Frec C. & Flora E. Rogers

born 6 - 19 - 1910 - died 1 - 11 - 1911

+

In Memoriam

Joseph Lockwood Rogers

born 12 - 26 - 1801 - died 3 - 15 - 1881

+

His wife, Phoebe Roblin

born 4 - 4 - 1812 - died 5 - 15 - 1904

and son

Royal Rogers

born 7 - 25 - 1843 - died 12 - 24 - 1903

and his wife

born 1 - 16 - 1847 - died 11 - 20 - 1905

(her name is not written on the stone)

In Loving Memory of

John Wright

who died 19th of 9th month 1884

in his 69th year

formerly of Dublin, Ireland

In Memory of

Sarah Valentine

relict of the late John Wright

who died 13th of 9th month 1899

in her 82nd year

formerly of Belfast, Ireland

In Loving Memory of

James Wetherald

who died 10th of 7th month 1878

in his 75th years

formerly of Belfast, Ireland
In Loving Memory of

Mary Ann Valentine

relict of the late James Wetherald

who died 31st of 10th month 1902

in her 93rd year

formerly of Belfast, Ireland
In Loving Memory of

Joshua N. Richardson

who died Feb. 10th, 1921

aged 86 years & 6 month
In Loving Memory of

Sarah E. Reazin

wife of Joseph N. Richardson

1839 - 1934

In Loving Memory of

Isabella Mackie

beloved wife of Clarkson Rogers

born May 31st, 1839 - died Oct. 27th, 1913

In Loving Memory of

Clarkson Rogers

born Aug. 2nd, 1836 - died Jan. 24th, 1923
In Memory of

Harriet

daughter of Wing & Rebecca Rogers

died Dec. 27th, 1910 in her 79th year

In Memory of

Rebecca Hughes

wife of Wing Rogers

died 2nd of 11th month 1888

aged 86 years, 10months & 28 days

Wing Rogers

died 7th month, 23rd, 1882

aged 83 years & 9 months
Newton Oswald

son of Robert & Etta Rogers

March 5th - 24th, 1895

In Memory of

Robert Richardson

died 10th of 2nd month 1869

aged 69 years, 1 month & 6 days

In Memory of

Maria Mullett

wife of Robert Richardson

died 17th of 10th month 1886

aged 76 years & 5 days

Sacred to the Memory of

Anna Sophia

fourth daughter of Robert & Maria Richardson

who died at Springfield Farm, Pickering

12th of 5th month 1877

AE 29 years & 11 months

In Loving Memory of

Norman B. Bie

March 6, 1875 - Sept. 18, 1937

+

Hannah Cornell Bie

July 30, 1877 - July 2, 1968
Barkey

In Loving Memory of

Mabel Elizabeth Bie

May 22, 1906 - Jan. 17, 1985

beloved wife of

Joseph Clifford Barkey

May 25, 1912 - Nov. 22, 1997

Gordon

Henry Gordon

born in Co. Cavan, Ireland on March 17, 1820

died July 20, 1901

aged 81 years & 4 months

also his wife

Rachel Anne Betts

died Jan. 4, 1931 - aged 90 years & 9 months

Sacred to the Memory of

Wm. H. Richardson, of Pickering

who died the 28th of 12th month 1872

aged 33 years, 10 months & 5 days

Richardson

In Loving Memory of

Harold James Richardson

July 11, 1909 - (no date)

+

Mary Evelyn Spencer, his wife

Dec. 22, 1909 - April 13, 1987

In Loving Memory of

James Richardson

Dec. 31, 1874 - Feb. 17, 1967

Florence May Gibson, his wife

May 20, 1886 - March 14, 1967
In Loving Memory of

Annie Elizabeth Richardson

Oct. 1, 1878 - May 1, 1963
In Loving Memory of

William Valentine Richardson

died 19th of 4th month 1926 in his 87th yr.

his wife, Sarah Cornell

died 1st of 1st month 1932 in her 86th yr.

Emma Richardson Lewis

died 10th of 4th month 1918

aged 74 years

+

Marianne Richardson

died 1st of 7th month 1918

aged 70 years

+

Louisa Jane Richardson

died 2nd of 6th month 1931

aged 79 years

Marion J. Clarke

1888 - 1974
Clarke

In Loving Memory of

Joseph Clarke

Aug. 8, 1849 - Nov. 28, 1927

his wife

Charlotte Richardson

June 30, 1854 - Sept. 3, 1927

Rogers

In Loving Memory of

James H. Rogers

who died Feb. 13th, 1914 - aged 75 years

+

Isabelle Dickie, his wife

died Dec. 9th, 1929 - aged 82 years

In Memory of

Mary D.

wife of Alexr. Caldwell

died Jan. 24, 1879 - aged 40 years
In Memory of

Henry H. Betts

who died 24th of 8th month 1881

aged 85 yrs., 2 mo. & 11 days

In Memory of

Elizabeth

beloved wife of Henry H. Betts

who departed this life on

4th of 5th month 1874

aged 64 years, 8 months & 22 days

Harriet M. Betts

died July 27th, 1883
Ella Betts Almond

died Dec. 23, 1884

aged 38 yrs.
At Rest

Ann Willson

died April 6th, 1915

McDewarmd ??

1859 - 1931

(the spelling of this name may be incorrect, but that's what is on the stone - no other name is written)


Elma A. Cronk - 1859 - 1950

Phoebe J. Cronk, beloved wife of Dr. M.C. Dewar

died Dec. 12th, 1926 - aged 65 years

Malcom Comrie Dewar, M.D. - 1859 - 1931

Mary Allegra Cronk - 1871 - 1966

+

Stephen Cronk

born in the County of Prince Edward, Ontario on Oct. 7, 1835

died April 22nd, 1902 - aged 66 yrs. & 6 mo.

also his wife

Adelia Betts

died July 2nd, 1931 - aged 94 years

+

Robert H. Cronk

June 16, 1867 - May 7, 1938

also his wife, Marion Darden

Jan. 9, 1870 - Jan. 1, 1966

+

Gertrude D. Cronk

died Oct. 28th, 1918 - aged 23 years

Edith E. Cronk

died June 19th, 1924

daughters of Robert H. & Marion Cronk

+

Myra Cronk Lishman - 1897 - 1989

Alan Lishman - 1905 - 1993

Alaine Hawkins - Peace with Justice

1935 - 1997

Sissons

Charles Bruce Sissons

Crown Hill, Ontario

Sept. 4, 1879 - May 26, 1965

husband of

Anna Rebecca Normart

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nov. 4, 1883 - Oct. 2, 1977
McKay

In Loving Memory of

Dora Murray

March 4, 1914 - May 23, 1981

beloved wife of

Hugh Gerrick McKay
Rogers

Mary Alice Rogers - 1912 - 1968

Lillian R. Brown - 1895 - 1975

F. Lloyd Rogers - 1915 - 1990

Dora Evelyn Rogers - 1918 - 2001

In Memory of

Eva H.

eldest daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Betts

who departed this life

10th of 6th month 1875

aged 24 yrs., 2 mo. & 4 days

In Memory of

Alice Jane

died 8th of 1st month 1880

aged 28 years, 8 mo. & 2 days

(it looks like it says she's the daughter of William & Sarah, but the surname is completely faded away)

In Loving Memory of

Mary Ann

beloved wife of Seth G. Willson

who died Feb. 16, 1953

in her ?? year

(this stone was hard to read)

In Loving Memory of

Seth G. Willson

who departed this life on Aug. 10th, 1898

in his 79th year
Charles E. Walker - 1880 - 1942

his wife

Lotta Wood (no dates written)

Thomas William Bateman

1876 - 1941

his wife

Anna Louise Wood (no dates written)

Jacob Simonsen

died 9th of 3rd month 1927

aged 80 years
Cornell

In Loving Memory of

J. W. Clen. Cornell

1903 - 1954

Cornell

In Memory of

James Wetherald Cornell

born Nov. 14, 1874 - died March 5, 1946

his beloved wife

Georgina Augusta Clendenan

April 23, 1873 - Feb. 26, 1961

Mary Clendenan - 1867 - 1944

+

In Memory of

W. H. Clendenan

died Oct. 4th, 1906 - aged 79 yrs. & 9 mo.

Marianne A. Fothergill, his wife

died Oct. 11th, 1903 - aged 72 years
Helen

In Loving Memory of

Helen Butler

youngest daughter of John & Elizabeth of Wakefield, Quebec

died Oct. 11, 1905 - aged 3 years

In Loving Memory of

Marion E. Gulham

died June 24, 1967

wife of

Charles T. Fothergill

Nov. 7, 1888 - Aug. 24, 1974

+

In Memory of

John Jones

died Oct. 3rd, 1884 - aged 1 yr. & 5 days

John William

died Aug. 10th, 1892 - aged 5 mo. & 15 days

children of John J. & Kate A. Fothergill

+

In Memory of

John J. Fothergill

died June 29, 1908 - aged 72 yrs. & 2 mo.

His beloved wife

Catherine Jones

died May 18th, 1935 - aged 84 yrs. & 2 mo.

+

In Memory of

Eliza Richardson

relict of the late Charles Fothergill

died Dec. 26th, 1872 - aged 91 yrs, 12 mo. & 10 days

Also their son

Theodore Augustus

died Jan. 1st, 1854 - aged 23 yrs. & 10 mo.

+

In Memory of

E. Maud Cook

March 20, 1882 - June 24, 1960

wife of

George J. Fothergill

Feb. 12, 1887 - Aug. 7, 1985

+

Elizabeth A. Fothergill

March 16, 1885 - April 10, 1973

In Memory of

Mary Richardson

relict of the late James Howe

born 1817 - died 1882

aged 65 years
Betts

In Memory of

John H. Betts

died Nov. 17th, 1905

aged 75 yrs., 9 mo. & 1 day

+

Ruth Smith, his wife

died Jan. 21, 1926 in her 89th year

+

Elizabeth Jane Betts

died April 12, 1863

aged 2 years, 1 month & 24 days
Evelene Alexandria

daughter of Alex & Mary Caldwell

died Aug. 6, 1866 - AE 1 month & 11 days

Ann

beloved wife of Henry Hopkins

died Sep. 1, 1870

aged 56 years & 6 months

Henry Hopkins

born in Vermont on April 4, 1809

died in Whitby on Sep. 23, 1875

Chapman

In Loving Memory of

Gregory Armen Chapman - 1913 - 1951

beloved husband of Mary Choquette

In Memory of

Martha Ray

who died 2nd of 5th month 1871

aged 75 years & 6 months
Wm. G. Ray

died 25th of 12th month 1863

AE 71 yrs. & 4 mo.
Earle Leslie Chapman

July 24, 1952 - April 6, 1989

loving father of Tonya
Chapman

In Loving Memory of

Frank M. Chapman - 1873 - 1954

Lena B. Gibson, his wife - 1873 - 1965

Chapman

In Loving Memory of

Jack Stanley Chapman

Jan 7, 1915 - Aug. 8, 1962

beloved husband of Eileen Hollister


Chapman

In Memory of

Ernest L. Chapman - 1875 - 1951

beloved husband of

Edna J. Boyes (also wife of William H. Westnay)

Hermine

wife of Eliud Chapman

who died March 30, 1866 - aged 44 years
Eliud K. Chapman

who died June 3, 1876 - aged 59 years

Sacred to the Memory of

S. Alice

beloved daughter of Elijah W. & Harriet Bostwick

died Feb. 18, 1893

aged 42 years & 8 months

Phoebe Bowerman

died 26th of the 4th month 1842

AE 41 yrs., 7 mo. & 2 days
In Memory of

William

son of Benjamin & Pauline Hemmingway

died Feb. 17, 1889
Hannah

wife of Jonathan H. Rogers

died 18th of 10th month 1843

AE 19 years & 9 months
In Memory of

Mahala

the beloved wife of Seneca D. Bostwick

who died 12th of the 1st month 1872

In Memory of

Ida Louisa

daughter of S.D. & Mahala Bostwick

who died Dec. 26, 1872

aged 19 months & 8 days

In Memory of

Harriet

beloved wife of Elijah W. Bostwick

who died Feb. 12th, 1904

aged 78 yrs., 11 mo. & 19 days

Sacred to the Memory of

Elijah W. Bostwick

beloved husband of Harriet Bostwick

died Dec. 8th, 1895

aged 85 yrs. & 2 days

In Memory of

Lydia - 1861 - 1904

beloved daughter of Elijah W. & Harriet Bostwick

who died July 25th, 1904
Mary Ann

beloved wife of Wm. Hartrick

who died March 14, 1873

aged 38 years, 11 months & 17 days

Mother

In Memory of

Sarah Rebecca

beloved wife of John Woodruff

who departed this life on May 30, 1897

aged 58 years

Father

In Memory of

John Woodruff

who departed this life on Feb. 13, 1897

aged 57 years

In Memory of

Zelotes Harvey Woodruff

who died April 15, 1902

aged 34 years, 6 months & 15 days

Bridget Haight

died on the 26th of the 9th month 1860

AE 40 years
Asa More Jr.

died 29th of the 4th month 1857

AE 10 months & 7 days

Seneca Haight

died 18th of the 1st month 1852

aged 26 years, 6 months & 4 days












Leys Family / Potters Field Cemeteries

Mill St. South, Pickering Village (Ajax) Ontario

This is a small monumental cemetery. The tombstones have been cemented into a wall which is built into a slight hillside. It is located right beside the "Friends Cemetery" (above).

There is a plaque which says: "This monument contains the headstones from the Ley Family Cemetery and from Potters Field, covering the time period from 1844 - 1884".








John Taylor

Native of Lincolnshire, England

died July 21, 1854

AE 64 years

Erected by George W. Post

In Memory of

Robert Post

deceased August 18th 1832

aged 25 years, 2 months & 21 days
Rachel Maud

daughter of P.F. & E. Whitney

died May 7, 1859

AE 2 months & 20 days

Leys

Sacred to the memory of

Francis Leys

who departed this life on Oct. 8th, 1853

A native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Jennie M.

daughter of Hiram & Betsy Post

died Sep. 25, 1856

AE 15 months & 9 days
William Hatrick, Sen.

Native of the Co. Wexford, Ireland

who died March 3, 1857

AE 79 yrs., 1 month & 22 days
In Memory of

Rachel

wife of Francis Leys

who died Feb. 3rd, 1844

(the rest of the stone is missing)

Erected by his sisters

In the Memory of

Henry

son of George W. & Elizabeth Post

who died June 23, 1848

aged 22 yrs., 8 months & 4 days

Thomas Tate

died Dec. 25, 1857

AE 40 yrs. & 3 months
Alexander

son of Robert & Jane McCullough

died Aug. 22, 1845

AE 22 years
Whitney

In Memory of

P.F. Whitney

who departed this life on Nov. 6th, 1867

aged 46 yrs. & 11 mo.

In Memory of

George W. Post

deceased Sept. 22nd, 1828

aged 49 yrs. & 27 days

+

Elizabeth Post

deceased Oct. 21st, 1833

aged 47 yrs. & 7 months

In Memory of

Elizabeth

wife of P.F. Whitney

who departed this life on July 15, 1884

AE 63 years
In Memory of

Wm. McKitrick

who died July 1, 1845

AE 28 yrs. & 10 months

George W. Post

died Aug. 16, 1875 - aged 65 years

+

Mary Ann, wife of G.W. Post

died May 20, 1874 - aged 61 yrs. & 4 mo.

In Memory of

Asa Post

who departed this life on Jan. 14th, 1851

aged 44 yrs. & 10 mos.
Little Charlie

son of Charles & Mary Mathews

died March 25, 1851

AE 2 yrs., 5 months & 9 days

(This stone is missing the top half and no name can be seen)

Devonshire, England

who died June 6, 1852

aged 24 years









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