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St. Thomas West Cemetery
Finally got to the St. Thomas cemetery. We went for a day trip and spent about 3 hours, roaming, talking to the caretaker and taking digital photos. Here are some of the results.

John and Gertie Watson
Hiram and Eliza Rushton

Horace and wives

Agnes and John Wilson

James W. Rushton and daughter Minnie

 

John and Gertie Watson
john watson grave
gertrude rushton grave











 


 

John Watson was my great grandfather James's brother. Found out from the records that the "K" stands for Kelman. The caretaker suggested that his middle name could have been his mother's maiden name and then found a Mary Kelman Watson died in 1934--my great grandmother? I had 1939, but 9's and 4's look similar.

I looked for a Mary Kelman in the International Genealogical Index, and sure enough, Alexander Watson married Mary Kelman in New Deer, Aberdeen, Scotland, January 17, 1865. I kept searching and found several of their children's births in Scottish parish records and Alex's and Mary's parents' names. I'm so happy I went to the cemetery!

My grandmother told me John married Gertrude Miller. The graves of John and Gertrude were in the Mellor plot. Alan and Eliza Mellor are buried next to them and I'm guessing they are Aunt Gertie's parents.


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Hiram Rushton and 
Eliza Schmachtenberger Rushton

hiram rushton grave

Hiram was my great great grandfather--my grandmother Ariel's grandfather. He is buried with Eliza Schmachtenberger Rushton, his wife and my gg-grandmother.

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Horace and wives
horace rushton grave
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Here's a cozy one: Horace Holroyd Rushton, my g-g-grandfather's son married Mary Perry. She died and he then married her sister, Nell Perry. They're all buried together here.

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Agnes and John Wilson
john wilson grave












 

Agnes Ellen Watson was James and John Watson's sister. She married John Wilson, the man in the archives who is wearing highland gear.

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James W. Rushton
james rushton grave

James W. Rushton, (brother of Hiram and William) and his daughter Minnie, who died at 7 years of age.

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More to come. . . 

 

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