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St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery
Street Address: 12048 County Road 34
Township: Maidstone Township (NTR Lot 293)
Locality: Essex County
Church / Denomination: St. Mary's. Roman Catholic.
Registered to* R.C.E.C. of Diocese of London. Property donated by Patrick McNally who died in 1894 at the age of 83. The first adult interred was John McFarland on July 15, 1874. When St. Mary's Church was completed in 1848, a cemetery was established and remained in use for 25 years (1873) when the current cemetery was opened when the new church was completed. Those buried in the old cemetery were moved, along with the markers, to the new cemetery so you will find markers with inscriptions Ann, Wife of Michael Cavanagh, Died Nov 7, 1858, Age 46 yr. It wasn't until a Cemetery Board was formed in 1939 that record keeping was formalized so few records exist of the early years. Since the early 1970's, graves have been sold only to parishioners. (Information from the book on the history of "St. Mary's Parish, Maidstone, Ontario 1846-1996").
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