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Eden / Switzers Cemetery, Peel County, ON

Street Address: Shelter Bay Rd and Derry Rd (1 block East of Winston Churchill Blvd)
Community: Mississauga
Township: Toronto Gore Township & Albion Township (Concession 6, Lot 10)
Locality: Peel County
Municipality: Mississauga
Province: ON
GPS: 43.590892,-79.767633

Church / Denomination: originally Wesleyan Methodist then in 1869 changed to Eden Church

Registered to City of Mississauga. Eden Cemetery and Switzer's Church were on part of the west half of Lot 10, Concession 6 West in Toronto Township. The 100 acre farm which John Switzer received in 1834 from his father Samuel Switzer who bought all of lot 10 in 1830. The family of Samuel Switzer had been in the immediate area from 1824, and John had been on the farm since his marriage to Jane Orr in 1826. On 29th of January 1840, John Switzer sold 42 perches (40 perches equals 1/4 acre) for 5 pounds, to 5 trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Church for the site of a chapel and burying ground. A frame church (Switzer's Church) was erected on December 13, 1840, by Reverend Egerton Ryerson. The church measured 60 feet by 20 feet and held up to 300 people for congregation. The church allowed services to be moved from Switzer's Schoolhouse (built in 1820's). The frame church remained until 1869 when it was dismantled upon the completion of Eden Church. The new Eden Church was built in brick and opened on February 2, 1869. It was built on the opposite side of the road from Switzer's Church, no longer on the Switzer property, but on Isaac Waite's farm. The cemetery remained where Switzer's Church had been. Eden Church burned down on December 20, 1908, but was rebuilt in little more than one year on its original foundations, with the reopening occurring on January 9, 1910. Today the cemetery stands alone as the Eden Church was demolished in August 1980.

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    This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited

    MAGENNIS, Eliza   spouse
    MAGENNIS, Jean   sibling
    MARSHALL  
    MARSHALL, Bessie (Fife)   1894 - 1991
    MARSHALL, Fred   1871 - 1932
    MARSHALL, Lloyd S   1901 - 1971
    MARSHALL, Mary Etta   1874 - 1895
    MARSHALL, Phoebe M V   1876 - 1941
    MARSHALL, William J   1844 - 1900
    MASON  
    MASON  
    MASON  
    MASON, Alice Mildred (May)   1913 - 1994
    MASON, Ann Eliza   1857 - 1859 (age: 2)
    MASON, Arthur Cheyne   1910 - 1911 (age: 4m)
    MASON, Catherine (Dolmage)   1832 - 1897 (age: 65)
    MASON, Catherine Robinson   1826 - 1887
    MASON, Charles H   1862 - 1862
    MASON, Eliza   1799 - 1887 (age: 88)
    MASON, Eliza   1827 - 1877 (age: 50)
    MASON, Ellen M   1829 - 1900
    MASON, Emma (Mulholland)   1863 - 1895
    MASON, Eveline   1858 - 1907
    MASON, George   1834 - 1853 (age: 19)
    MASON, George W   1868 - 1952
    MASON, Hugh   1796 - 1864 (age: 68)
    MASON, J.  
    MASON, Jane A (Cheyne)   1840 - 1923
    MASON, John   1826 - 1896 (age: 70)
    MASON, John   1787 - 1870 (age: 83)
    MASON, Joseph   1870 - 1870 (age: 13d)
    MASON, Joseph S   1832 - 1847 (age: 15)
    MASON, Joseph Switzer   1851 - 1927
    MASON, Julia S   1836 - 1916 (age: 80)
    MASON, Kate (Cantelon)   1870 - 1923
    MASON, Margaret   1811 - 1879 (age: 68)
    MASON, Mary Ann   1829 - 1859 (age: 30)
    MASON, Mary Ann   1859 - 1861 (age: 1)
    MASON, Mary E A   1867 - 1868
    MASON, Mary H (Baer)   1871 - 1949
    MASON, Samuel   1826 - 1894
    MASON, Thomas Hugh   1842 - 1842 (age: 3m)
    MASON, Tobias Hugh   1862 - 1904
    MASON, Tobias S   1834 - 1930
    MASON, Victoria F C   1864 - 1945
    MASON, William H D   1858 - 1859
    MASON, Wilmer Lorne   1909 - 1995
    MAY, Alice Mildred   1913 - 1994
    MAY, Ellen M (Orr)   1850 - 1905 (age: 55)
    MAY, John S   1849 - 1929 (age: 80)
    MAY, Orlando S   1881 - 1954
    MAY, Sarah Jane (Orr)   1884 - 1965
    McCOLLUM, Mary   1790 - 1854 (age: 64)
    McKINNON, Rebecca Ann   1852 - 1928 (age: 76)
    McKINNON, Sarah Ann   1846 - 1932 (age: 86)
    McMULLAN, Duncan   spouse
    McMULLAN, Ina May (Fullerton)   1894 - 1951 (age: 57)
    MILLAR, Eliza (Magennis)   spouse
    MILLAR, Robert   1904 - 1988
    MILLER  
    MILLER, Ambrose William   1889 - 1898
    MILLER, Arminella (Waite)   1855 - 1920
    MILLER, E.Melville   1896 - 1896
    MILLER, Ethel M   1912 - 1996
    MILLER, Fletcher Oswald   1894 - 1917 (age: 23)
    MILLER, Jacob   1777 - 1861 (age: 84)
    MILLER, Jacob   1854 - 1920 (age: 66)
    MILLER, Jane   1780 - 1859 (age: 79)
    MILLER, Margaret (Anderson)   1853 - 1929 (age: 76)
    MILLER, Maria   1824 - 1878 (age: 54)
    MILLER, Robert   1825 - 1885
    MILLER, Robert John   1865 - 1866 (age: 1)
    MILLER, William C   1849 - 1916
    MILLS, Elizabeth C   1861 - 1940 (age: 79)
    MILLS, Marjorie   1918 - 2004
    MULHOLLAND, Emma   1863 - 1895

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