A General Inquiry

Rob Wakelin

 September 6, 2017

Does a transcription exist for Lakeview Cemetery in Gravenhurst? If so, could somebody possibly do a look-up for me, for George Russell, b. 1830, d. Jan 25, 1923, husband of Eliza Reid. Thanks!


  • Sue Kranz

    As an aside: I never knew my great-grandmother, but spent much of my early life with her sister Rosina, and we spent many happy days with Aunt Allie (Fred’s wife) in Cococonk after Uncle Fred died.

  • Sue Kranz

    Hi there! Came across this page when I did a search for “Fred Russell, Coboconk.” His sister, Julia Ann, was my great-grandmother. Interested to note that some of the birth dates you provide are different from the ones I had. I suspect yours are more accurate, so thank you for that.
    No doubt you know that the “Will Mina” shown above was “Wilhelmina”.There’s an echo from my childhood of the name Wakelin. Are we related?

  • Diane Shaw

    As he died in 1923 the cemetery should have some kind of a record of his burial. What about a funeral director?

  • Rob Wakelin

    Thanks. I did have all of this info, but was just looking for some type of confirmation that he was buried in Lakeview.

  • Diane Shaw

    No headstone but here is his death registration.
    George Thomas Russell, 92yrs8mos18days, b England 7 May 1831, widowed, retired, harness making from 1851-1914, at place of death: 4 mos, in Ontario 85 yrs, in Canada 85 yrs, s/o Thomas Russell b England, mother not known b England, informant: Fred B Russell, son, Coboconk Ont, place of burial: Gravenhurst 27 Jan 1923, died 25 Jan 1923 of double bronch pneumonia , toxemia and myocarditis.The Northern Ontario Cemetery Gallery has been taken over by Canadian Headstones and it is not nearly as good as the old system.1901 census Somerville Victoria County OntarioRUSSELLGeorge, 70, b & May 1830 London England, Methodist, immigrated 1836Liza, 59, 10 Nov 1841 Ireland, immigration 18?3.Will Mina, 24, 3 Apr 1876, OntFred, 22 July 1879, 22, Ont1911 census George is living with son Fred Russell in Coboconk Victoria County Ont

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