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Merton Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Halton County, ON

Street Address: North Service Rd
Community: Oakville
Township: Trafalgar Township (Concession 2, Lot 28)
Locality: Halton County
Municipality: Oakville
Province: ON
GPS: 43.417292,-79.733669

Church / Denomination: Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church

Registered to Town of Oakville. Merton/Mount Pleasant cemetery, located in a clearing ringed by mature trees between the QEW and the North Service Road east of Bronte Road, was established in 1880 on the grounds of the Mount Pleasant church. The church and cemetery were built to serve the Methodist-Episcopal community of Merton, a hamlet settled in 1812, which became a centre for harvesting the abundant supply of pine trees in the surrounding area. In 1927 Mount Pleasant Church was deconsecrated and offered for auction. Out of respect for the people interred, it was decided the cemetery would not be sold and would remain undisturbed. The church was eventually demolished and its materials were carried away for use in other buildings. The only remaining trace of the church today is its date stone, set down in the present day cemetery. Names that appear in the cemetery include Luscombe, Joyce, Douglas, Speers, MacDonald, Patterson, Oakley and Carpenter. The earliest headstone is for Milo Secord, aged eight days, who passed away in 1888.

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    Photos courtesy of Cheryl Clarke [2013]
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    This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited

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    (unreadable)   ? - 1899
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    CARPENTER, Jennetta   ? - 1902 (age: 80?)
    CARPENTER, William   spouse
    CHURCHILL, Ann (Clitheroe)   1843 - 1900 (age: 57)
    CHURCHILL, Benjamin F.   1827 - 1919 (age: 92)
    CLITHEROE, Ann   1843 - 1900 (age: 57)
    DO?, Archibald   ? - 19??
    DUNCAN, Jane   1831 - 1909 (age: 78)
    FULLEN, Eliza Ann   1820 - 1895
    JOYCE, Benjamin   1813 - 1911
    JOYCE, Eliza Ann (Fullen)   1820 - 1895
    JOYCE, John Oakley   187? - 1903
    JOYCE, John Oakley   1878 - 1892
    JOYCE, William   1881 - 1903
    LAND, Josephine   1869 - 1901 (age: 32)
    LUSCOMBE, Abelonia Fay   1849 - 1934
    LUSCOMBE, Isabel   1888 - 1955
    LUSCOMBE, John   1871 - 1918
    LUSCOMBE, John   1839 - 1921
    MacDONALD, Hurbert A.   1889 - 1901 (age: 12)
    MacDONALD, John S.   spouse
    MacDONALD, Josephine (Land)   1869 - 1901 (age: 32)
    MOYER, Elizabeth C.   1860 - 1907 (age: 47)
    OSBORNE, May Maud   ? ?
    PA?, May Maud (Osborne)   ? ?
    PA?, Thomas W.   spouse
    PATTERSON, Jane (Duncan)   1831 - 1909 (age: 78)
    PATTERSON, John   1833 - 1910 (age: 77)
    SHERIDAN, David Edward   1880 - 1935 (age: 55)
    SHERIDAN, John   1841 - 1927
    SHERIDAN, Rachel Ann (Speers)   1854 - 1918
    SPEERS, Rachel Ann   1854 - 1918
    WEST, Elizabeth C. (Moyer)   1860 - 1907 (age: 47)
    WEST, Thomas T.   spouse

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