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Maple Leaf & St Anthony's Cemeteries, Kent County, ON

Street Address: Maple Leaf Dr
Community: Chatham
Township: Chatham Township (Maple Leaf: Concession 2, Lots 2-3; St Anthony's: Concession 9, Part Lot 22)
Locality: Kent County
Municipality: Chatham-Kent
Province: ON
GPS: 42.398916,-82.155079

Church / Denomination: The first St Peter's chapel was dedicated 7 July 1802.. Non-denominational (Maple Leaf) & Roman Catholic (St Anthony's).

Maple Leaf Cemetery is registered to Municipality of Chatham-Kent. St Anthony's Cemetery is registered to R.C.E.C. of Diocese of London. First recorded burial was in July 1802.

From Dennis G Charron: Although the Cemetery has both St Anthony's (Catholic denomination) and Maple Leaf (Protestant denomination) it was initially Maple Leaf and is noted as Maple Leaf in all legal matters. Apparently the St Anthony Church had bought some land many years after the cemetery opened as Maple Leaf.

From History of the Parish of St Peter's, Supplementary by Rev. Father A.F. Scalisi, Sept. 30, 1945 (Courtesy of Tom Vella-Zarb): "The cemetery boasted a few stones as monuments as some 30-odd pine trees had been planted in a double row, cross fashion, through-out. The effect was nice but not thought practical as the roots would penetrate into graves. Almost every grave was an elevated mound. All of this obviously made it impossible to keep the grass cut. Twice a year, prior to my coming, a 'bee' was called for men with scythes to come and level the tall grass. The cemetery, therefore, was somewhat unsightly and quite undignified. In the fall of 1945, men came in response to an appeal, and, with a bull-dozer, every tree and mound disappeared and the debris cleared. The ground was then ploughed, weeded and further levelled. Finally in the Fall grass was sown and the large wooden cross was given a coat of aluminum paint. Later, when the grass is full and the ground firm, monuments will be straightened and markers placed at each grave or plot of graves."

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    Photos courtesy of Dennis G. Charron, Robert Long, Tom Vella-Zarb, Grace Charbonneau, Mark Cunningham, Paula Brown, Barry Buckley, Max Crawford, Douglas & Donna Gammon, Jon Willis
    Indexed by Sherri Pettit, Susan Leitch, Nancy Ross-Hill, Giselle Loder, Mary Maddock, Marnie R, Tom Thompson, Jim Anderson, Brenda Marchese

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    Some persons named in this index may not be interred in this cemetery. They are designated as spouse or parent on appropriate stones, and may not have their own birth and death recorded here (See our FAQ).

    Women, if maiden names are known, will appear under both their maiden and married names.

    Chapel Drive 1-3, 8-12, 20-21 are part of New Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chapel Drive 3-7, 14-19 are part of New St Anthony's Cemetery. Chapel Drive 23, 24, 25 have no stones as of May 2012.

    This index does NOT include every headstone in this cemetery

    EAGEN, Frank J   ? ?
    EAGEN, Irene A   1915 - 1993 (age: 78)
    EAGEN, Nancy   1952 - 2004
    EAGEN-JOHNSON, Nancy (Eagen)   1952 - 2004
    EARLE, Cavell D.   1944 - 1996
    EARLE, Kenneth A.   1902 - 1992
    EARLEY, Catherine M. (Campbell)   1916 - 2000
    EARLEY, Helen   spouse
    EARLEY, Tom   1921 - 1986 (age: 64)
    EARLEY, Wylie Howard   1913 - 1996
    EASTER, Violet   1905 - 1983
    ECKERT, Mary, Sister   1918 - 2002
    EDGAR, Clair N.   1922 - 1996
    EDGAR, Margaret T. (St Amant)   1924 - 2007
    EDINBORO, Lawrie M.   1928 - 2008
    EDINBORO, Mary May (Griffith)   1938 - 2005
    EDMONDSON, Neil   1933 - 1990 (age: 57)
    EDMONDSON, W. Bradley   1960 - 1988
    EDWARDS   (Living)
    EDWARDS, Agnes   1905 - 1990
    EDWARDS, Burton L   1901 - 1924
    EDWARDS, Burton L   1901 - 1924
    EDWARDS, Donald J.   1930 - 1983
    EDWARDS, Gertrude   1896 - 1935
    EDWARDS, Ida M. (Chase)   1909 - 2002
    EDWARDS, Norman   1902 - 1991
    EDWARDS, Russell H.   1939 - 1992
    EDWARDS, Samuel   spouse
    EDWARDS, William "Dave"   1916 - 1996
    EGAN, Mary Teresa   1907 - 2009
    ELDER, Raymond George   1953 - 1988
    ELDER, Ruby   1919 - 2009
    ELDERS, Mary C R (Powell)   ? - 1939
    ELDERS, Rosina E (Steele)   1913 - 2012
    ELDERS, William C "Bill"   ? - 1938
    ELDERS, William Henry   1908 - 1985
    ELGIE   (Living)
    ELGIE, Joyce Anne   1953 - 2010 (age: 56)
    ELLEY, Bob   ? - 1941
    ELLEY, Carl   1909 - 1980
    ELLEY, Virginia   1915 - 1996
    ELLIOT, Geraldine L "Gerry" (Armstrong)   1918 - 2005
    ELLIOT, Geraldine L "Gerry" (Armstrong)   1918 - 2005
    ELLIOTT, Edgar G.   1918 - 1988 (age: 70)
    ELLIOTT, Gloria, Sister   1923 - 2002
    ELLIOTT, M. Joy   1920 - 2009 (age: 89)
    ELLIOTT, Sarah   1873 - 1959 (age: 86)
    ELLIOTT, Sarah   1873 - 1959 (age: 86)
    ELLIS, Eunice J   1926 - 1986
    ELLIS, William A.   1931 - 1996
    ELLWOOD, Gladys L   1923 - 2008
    ELLWOOD, Stanley Francis   1922 - 2006
    ELSON, Melvin A. "Mel"   1939 - 2004
    ELSTO?, Andrew   ? ?
    ELSTO?, Anne   ? ?
    ELSTO?, Catherine   ? ?
    ELSTO?, Johnathan   ? ?
    ELWOOD, J.R. Okie   1875 - 1939
    ELWOOD, J.R. Okie   1875 - 1939
    ELWOOD, Lillian   1880 - 1924
    ELWOOD, Lillian   1880 - 1924
    EMANS   monument
    EMANS   monument
    EMANS, ?oline   1856 - 1944
    EMANS, ?oline   1856 - 1944
    EMERY, Homer J.   1935 - 1990
    EMERY, Verona   1921 - 2006
    EMERY, Verona Clemence   1921 - 2006
    EMRICH, Martin   1929 - 2010
    EMRICH, Rose Marie   1953 - 1985 (age: 32)
    ENNEMA, Enno   1911 - 2000
    ENNEMA, Trijntje   1910 - 2003
    ENNIS, Philip L.   1941 - 2010
    ENOS, James Edwin   1926 - 1988
    ENOS, Rosie Freda Marie (Boswell)   1927 - 1997
    ERDIE, Mickey   1965 - 1984 (age: 19)
    ERICKSON, Cindy Lee   1964 - 1983
    ERICKSON, John Harry "Jack"   1920 - 1999
    ERICKSON, Michael Kenneth   1967 - 2005
    ERMERS, Maria Anna   1929 - 1997
    ERNTEMAN, Arthur W   1913 - 1977
    ERNTEMAN, Arthur W   1913 - 1977
    ERNY   (Living)
    ERSKINE, Jessie   1874 - 1927 (age: 53)
    ERSKINE, Jessie   1874 - 1927 (age: 53)
    ETCHES, Archibald James "Archie"   1921 - 1998
    EUGENIO, Arthur Carreiro   1929 - 1987
    EVANS, Doris I.   ? - 1999
    EVANS, Douglas E.   1926 - 1984 (age: 58)
    EVANS, William   1923 - 2010
    EVE, Margaret J.   ? - 2000
    EVE, Margaret Joan (Vink)   1962 - 2000
    EVERITT, Edith   1920 - 2011 (age: 91)
    EVERITT, Norman   1915 - 1990 (age: 75)
    EVERLY, Ethel M   no date
    EVERLY, Ethel M   no dates
    EVERLY, Ethel M (Hatter)   spouse
    EVERLY, Ethel M (Hatter)   spouse
    EVERLY, Garnet   no date
    EVERLY, Garnet   no dates
    EVERLY, Garnet Nelson   1886 - 1936
    EVERLY, Garnet Nelson   1886 - 1936
    EVERS, Herbert   1919 - 2000
    EVES, John F.   1951 - 2008 (age: 56)
    EWALD, St. Hubert   1908 - 2007

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