Parry Sound District, Spence Township

St. John's Cemetery

also known as
”Vigrass Cemetery"
Location Lot 38 Concession A, Spence Township
Status Unknown
Oldest Known Interment 1876
Maps Spence Township
Directions Located near what was once known as Dufferin Bridge on the old Rosseau – Nipissing Road
Dufferin Bridge Cemetery
    • Our Ancestors Were

      The village of Dufferin Bridge is still shown on the federal topographic map but not on the provincial MOTC map. The topographic map indicates a cemetery located less than 1 km north of Dufferin Village and a second one, only a kilometre past that.

      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.

      BEASLEY
      Mary Beasley
      Wife of James Brandon
      Died March 1876
      Age 19 years, 7 months

      William Beasley
      Died May 12, 1891
      Age 64 years

      Eliza Wife of William Beasley
      Died November 1896
      Age 66 years
      BURNS
      Mary
      Wife of James Burns
      Died February 2, 1893
      Age 64 years, 3 months
      GRANGER
      Annie E.
      Daughter of William and Elizabeth
      Granger
      Died February 5th, 1902
      Age 8 months, 18 days
      PHILLIPS
      Annabelle MacDonald
      Wife of Garfield Phillips
      Died August 17th, 1925
      Age 28 years
      SAWDON
      Morlly David
      Husband of Madaline M.
      Born 1907
      Died 1957
      A fenced plot
      SHELLSWELL
      David Shellswell
      Died November 19th, 1918
      Age 77 years

      Harmaham Holmes
      Wife of David Shellswell
      Died November 2nd, 1918
      Age 65 years
      A fenced plot
      VIGRASS
      Ella Jane
      Drowned in the North Seguin
      April 13, 1888
      Age 14 years

      Edwin Paul
      Drowned in St. Mary’s Lake
      June 26th, 1892
      Age 22 years

      Children of James and Martha Vigrass

      James Vigrass
      Died January 13th, 1898
      Age 63 years
      Natives of England
      VIGRASS
      Ruth Ellen Downing
      Wife of Gerald Vigrass
      Died September 26th, 1923
      Age 18 years, 10 months
    • 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="MCRAE &lt;br /&gt; DANIEL T. MCRAE &lt;br /&gt; JAN. 29&#44; 1935 &ndash; JULY 30&#44; 1997 &lt;br /&gt; BELOVED HUSBAND OF &lt;br /&gt; BLANCHE G. LATOUR &lt;br /&gt; MAY 25&#44; 1935 &lt;br /&gt; THEIR SON DANIEL A. &lt;br /&gt; MARCH 12&#44; 1962 &ndash; FEB. 26&#44; 1997" data-lightbox="tombstone-1"><img src="galleryThm/image001_thumb.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="McRae" /></a> McRae DANIEL T. MCRAE<br />BLANCHE G. LATOUR<br />DANIEL A.
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      Epitaphs were transcribed and photos were taken July 23, 2005

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