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River Street / Riverside Cemetery, Lambton County, ON

Community: Alvinston
Township: Brooke Township (Concession 7, Lot 19)
Locality: Lambton County
Municipality: Brooke-Alvinston
Province: ON
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Registered to Village of Alvinston.

"The first cemetery in this vicinity comprised a plot of ground on the west side of River street, just south of the Alvinston brick yard. About 1854 this piece of land from lot 19, con. 7, was donated to Brooke Township by John Gorsuch, although no formal deed of transfer was ever recorded. Prior to this time some burials had already been made. It is believed that an infant child of Archibald Gardner may have been one of the first buried in this spot."

"Available space being all utilized the cemetery was closed in 1881. After this many removals were made to the new cemetery, and at the present time only a few grave stones remain." - From Brooke Township History, 1833-1933, Our Roots

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    Names gleaned from Brooke Township History, 1833-1933, Our Roots

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