Muskoka District, Wood Township

Abandoned Free Methodist Church and Cemetery

Abandoned Free Methodist Cemetery
Location Kilworthy Road, Wood Township
Status Active
Oldest Known Interment 1917
Maps Wood Township
Directions From Highway 169, travel to Torrance which is 5 km south of Bala. Turn south onto Kilworthy Road, Highway 13. The road is rough and winding. The cemetery is located 17.5 km from Torrance on the west side of the road. The cemetery can also be approached from Highway 11. If you are traveling south along Highway 11, turn west onto Highway 19, Biers Road, about 6 km south of Gravenhurst. If you are traveling north along Highway 11, take the Sedore Road exit about 12.5 km north of Severn Bridge and follow it to Highway 19. Highway 19 will eventually meet up with Highway 13. The cemetery is approximately 14.5 km from Highway 11.
Another view of the Cemetery

The church which once stood here was built in 1932 by the local people. It is no longer standing and must have collapsed during the past couple of winters. I last saw the church standing in 1995 but it was boarded up. The property for the church and cemetery was owned by William Smith. The graves can be found at the back of the property behind the former church.

Disclaimer! The following interments was taken from the book, "These Our Ancestors Were" which was printed in 1974. There are several errors in the book and does not show any burials after 1974. The following listing is only as accurate as the printed book and has not been updated since 1974.

George Smith
Born 1885
Died 1958
Wife of George Smith
Born 1895
Died 1964

John G. Smith
Born 1849
Died 1933

Mary A.
Wife of John G. Smith
Born 1860
Died 1935

Richard Robert Smith
Husband and Devoted Father
Born July 27th. 1912
Died April 2nd, 1968
Frederick Arthur
Infant son of William and Minnie Smith
Born May 16th, 1917
Died May 17th. 1917
Edith Annie Howe
Wife of Roland Speck
Also wife of Frederick Franklin
Born 1883
Died 1973
Roland Speck
Born March 2nd, 1875
Died September 2nd, 1924

Born August 13th, 1917
Died September 9th, 1917

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