Parry Sound District, Spence Township

Dufferin Methodist Cemetery

Location Near St. John’s Cemetery at Dufferin Bridge, on the old Rosseau and Nipissing Road. Lot 42 Concession A
Status Unknown
Oldest Known Interment 1885
Maps Spence Township
Dufferin Methodist Cemetery
    • Our Ancestors Were

      This cemetery is well kept and has a tiny stone foundation about 10” high which would indicate a church may have been here at one time.

      You will notice that Augustus and Joseph Morden seemed to have suffered a large tragedy in the loss of 6 children within a 5 day period. I can only assume that it was due to illness. Robyn Buffett.

      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.

      ADAMS
      William
      Born Cornwall
      January 12th, 1839
      Died Arnprior, Ontario
      February 9th, 1924
      Age 85 years

      Mary Ann BATIN
      Wife of William Adams
      Died May 16th, 1912
      Age 72 years, 2 months
      ADAMS
      William
      Third son of William and Mary Adams
      Died April 27th, 1897
      Age 28 years, 9 months
      ASHTON
      Laura
      Died January 23rd, 1902
      Age 10 years, 8 months

      Emily F.
      Died February 8, 1902
      Age 6 years

      Children of Elias and Laura Ashton

      Elias
      Died August 24th, 1900

      Charles
      Died December 27th, 1892
      Age 5 years, 6 months
      BEASLEY
      Lucinda
      Daughter of William and Melinda Beasley
      Died March 20th, 1886
      Age 1 year, 15 days
      BROWN,
      Susan
      Wife of John Brown
      Died July 4th, 1904
      Age 38 years

      Infant son Thomas
      Died October 22nd, 1904
      Age 3 months, 28 days

      John Brown
      Born May 16, 1858
      Died November 9th, 1942
      BROWN
      Bethna
      Wife of Thomas Brown
      Died April 16th, 1902
      Age 62 years

      Thomas Brown
      Son of Thomas and Bethna Brown
      Died December 19th, 1898
      Age 30 years, 3 months

      Willis
      Died October 8th, 1885
      Age 5 years
      FARROW
      John Alexander
      Born 1873
      Died 1924

      Olive COUPER (wife)
      Born 1874
      Died 1942
      MORDEN
      Ernest E.
      Son of Joseph and Augusta Morden
      Born 1889
      Died 1969
      MORDEN
      Joseph Morden
      Born 1865
      Died 1926

      Augusta Amelia VIGRASS
      Wife of Joseph Morden
      Born 1886
      Died 1957

      Minnie E.
      Died January 18th, 1902
      Age 10 years, 6 months

      Ellamanda
      Died January 18, 1902
      Age 7 years

      Dorcas A.
      Died January 19, 1902
      Age 1 year, 6 months

      Albert J.
      Died January 15, 1902
      Age 6 years, 4 months

      Charles W.
      Died January 14th, 1902
      Age 4 years, 9 months

      Earle
      Died January 15, 1902
      Age 2 years, 10 months
      VICKERS
      John Davis
      Infant son of Thomas and Lotie Vickers
      Died March 29th, 1902
      Age 6 months, 15 days
        
    • Epitaphs

      Epitaphs were transcribed and photos were taken July 23, 2005

      Tombstone Title Name Names
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image001.jpg" data-title="ALVIN FARROW &lt;br /&gt; 1915 &ndash; 1975 &lt;br /&gt; HUSBAND OF &lt;br /&gt; MARGUERITE J. &lt;br /&gt; 1924 &ndash; 1998 &lt;br /&gt; WE WILL REMEMBER" data-lightbox="tombstone-1"><img src="galleryThm/image001_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Farrow" /></a> Farrow Alvin Farrow<br />Marguerite J. Farrow
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image002.jpg" data-title="FARROW &lt;br /&gt; JOHN &lt;br /&gt; ALEXANDER &lt;br /&gt; 1873 &ndash; 1924 &lt;br /&gt; HIS BELOVED WIFE &lt;br /&gt; OLIVE COOPER &lt;br /&gt; 1874 &ndash; 1942 &lt;br /&gt; ASLEEP IN JESUS" data-lightbox="tombstone-2"><img src="galleryThm/image002_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Farrow" /></a> Farrow John Alexander Farrow<br />Olive Cooper
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image003.jpg" data-title="MURRAY ROY &lt;br /&gt; BRISTOL &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 22&#44; 1923 &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 21&#44; 2004" data-lightbox="tombstone-3"><img src="galleryThm/image003_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Bristol" /></a> Bristol Murray Roy Bristol
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image004.jpg" data-title="MORDEN &lt;br /&gt; IN LOVING MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; JOSEPH MORDEN &lt;br /&gt; 1865 &ndash; 1826 &lt;br /&gt; HIS BELOVED WIFE &lt;br /&gt; AUGUSTA AMELIA VIGRASS &lt;br /&gt; 1868 &ndash; 1957" data-lightbox="tombstone-4"><img src="galleryThm/image004_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Morden" /></a> Morden Joseph Morden<br />Augusta Amelia Vigrass
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image005.jpg" data-title="MORDEN &lt;br /&gt; IN LOVING MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; ERNEST E. MORDEN &lt;br /&gt; 1889 &ndash; 1969 &lt;br /&gt; SON OF &lt;br /&gt; JOSEPH AND AUGUSTA &lt;br /&gt; MORDEN" data-lightbox="tombstone-5"><img src="galleryThm/image005_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Morden" /></a> Morden Ernest E. Morden
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image006.jpg" data-title="IN LOVING MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; MARY ANN BATTIN &lt;br /&gt; BELOVED WIFE OF &lt;br /&gt; WILLIAM ADAM &lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; DIED MAY 16&#44; 1912; &lt;br /&gt; AGED 72 YRS. &amp; 2 MOS." data-lightbox="tombstone-6"><img src="galleryThm/image006_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Battin" /></a> Battin Mary Ann Battin
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image007.jpg" data-title="WILLIAM ADAMS &lt;br /&gt; BORN IN CORNWALL ENG. &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 12&#44; 1839 &lt;br /&gt; DIED IN ARNPRIOR ONT. &lt;br /&gt; FEB. 9&#44; 1924 &lt;br /&gt; AGED 85 YRS." data-lightbox="tombstone-7"><img src="galleryThm/image007_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Adams" /></a> Adams William Adams
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image008.jpg" data-title="IN &lt;br /&gt; MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; WILLIAM E. &lt;br /&gt; THIRD SON OF &lt;br /&gt; WM &amp; MARY &lt;br /&gt; ADAMS &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; APRIL 27&#44; 1897 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 29 YEARS &lt;br /&gt; 9 MONTHS" data-lightbox="tombstone-8"><img src="galleryThm/image008_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Adams" /></a> Adams William E. Adams
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image009.jpg" data-title="IN MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; JOHN DAVID &lt;br /&gt; INFANT SON OF THOMAS &amp; LOTTIE &lt;br /&gt; VICKERS &lt;br /&gt; DIED MARCH &lt;br /&gt; 19&#44; 1902" data-lightbox="tombstone-9"><img src="galleryThm/image009_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Vickers" /></a> Vickers John David Vickers
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image010.jpg" data-title="ELIAS &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; AUG. 24&#44; 1900 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 15 YRS. &lt;br /&gt; CHARLES &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; DEC. 27&#44; 1892 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 5 YRS. 6 MOS." data-lightbox="tombstone-10"><img src="galleryThm/image010_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Ashton" /></a> Ashton Elias Ashton<br />Charles Ashton
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image011.jpg" data-title="LAURA &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 23&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 10 YRS. 8 MOS. &lt;br /&gt; EMILY F. &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; FEB. 8&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 6 YRS &lt;br /&gt; CHILDREN OF &lt;br /&gt; ELIAS &amp; LAURA &lt;br /&gt; ASHTON" data-lightbox="tombstone-11"><img src="galleryThm/image011_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Ashton" /></a> Ashton Laura Ashton<br />Emily F. Ashton
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image012.jpg" data-title="IN &lt;br /&gt; MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; WILLIAM ROBINSON &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JUNE 28 1905 &lt;br /&gt; AE 92 YRS." data-lightbox="tombstone-12"><img src="galleryThm/image012_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Robinson" /></a> Robinson William Robinson
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image013.jpg" data-title="IN MEMORY &lt;br /&gt; OF &lt;br /&gt; LUCINDA &lt;br /&gt; DAU. OF &lt;br /&gt; WM &amp; MELINDA &lt;br /&gt; BEASLEY &lt;br /&gt; DIED MAR. 20&#44; 1886 &lt;br /&gt; AGED 1 YEAR &lt;br /&gt; 1 MON. 5 DS." data-lightbox="tombstone-13"><img src="galleryThm/image013_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Beasley" /></a> Beasley Lucinda Beasley
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image014.jpg" data-title="IN LOVING &lt;br /&gt; MEMORY OF &lt;br /&gt; SUSAN &lt;br /&gt; WIFE OF &lt;br /&gt; JOHN BROWN &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JULY 4&#44; 1904 &lt;br /&gt; ALSO THEIR &lt;br /&gt; INFANT SON &lt;br /&gt; THOMAS W. &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; OCT. 22&#44; 1904 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 3 MS. 28 DS." data-lightbox="tombstone-14"><img src="galleryThm/image014_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Brown" /></a> Brown Susan Brown<br />Thomas W. Brown
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image015.jpg" data-title="JOHN BROWN &lt;br /&gt; MAY 16&#44; 1860 &lt;br /&gt; NOV. 9&#44; 1942" data-lightbox="tombstone-15"><img src="galleryThm/image015_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Brown" /></a> Brown John Brown
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image016.jpg" data-title="BETHENA &lt;br /&gt; WIFE OF &lt;br /&gt; THOMAS &lt;br /&gt; BROWN &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; APR. 16&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED 62 YRS." data-lightbox="tombstone-16"><img src="galleryThm/image016_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Brown" /></a> Brown Bethena Brown
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image017.jpg" data-title="IN &lt;br /&gt; MEMORY &lt;br /&gt; OF &lt;br /&gt; THOMAS &lt;br /&gt; SON OF &lt;br /&gt; THOMAS &amp; &lt;br /&gt; BETHENA &lt;br /&gt; BROWN &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; DEC. 19&#44; 1898 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 30 YRS. 3MS" data-lightbox="tombstone-17"><img src="galleryThm/image017_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Brown" /></a> Brown Thomas Brown
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image018.jpg" data-title="WILLIS &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; OCT. 8&#44; 1885 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 5 YEARS" data-lightbox="tombstone-18"><img src="galleryThm/image018_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Brown" /></a> Brown Willis Brown
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image019.jpg" data-title="MINNIE E. &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 18&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; 10 YRS. 6 MS. &lt;br /&gt; &ndash; &lt;br /&gt; ELLAMANDA &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 18&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 7 YRS. 4 MS. &lt;br /&gt; &ndash; &lt;br /&gt; DORCAS A. &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 19&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 1 YR. 6 MS." data-lightbox="tombstone-19"><img src="galleryThm/image019_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Morden" /></a> Morden MINNIE E. Morden<br />ELLAMANDA Morden<br />Dorcas A. Morden
      <a class="tombstone-image-link" href="galleryImg/image020.jpg" data-title="ALBERT J. &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 15&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; 6 YRS. 4 MS. &lt;br /&gt; &ndash; &lt;br /&gt; CHARLES W. &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 14&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 4 YRS. 9 MS. &lt;br /&gt; &ndash; &lt;br /&gt; EARLE &lt;br /&gt; DIED &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 15&#44; 1902 &lt;br /&gt; AGED &lt;br /&gt; 2YRS. 10 MS. &lt;br /&gt; CHILDREN OF &lt;br /&gt; JAMES &amp; JANEY &lt;br /&gt; MORDEN" data-lightbox="tombstone-20"><img src="galleryThm/image020_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="Morden" /></a> Morden Albert J. Morden<br />Charles W. Morden<br />Earle Morden
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      Epitaphs were transcribed and photos were taken July 23, 2005

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