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Wellington County Cemetery, Wellington County , ON

Street Address: next to 552 Wellington County Rd 18
Community: Fergus
Township: Nichol Township (Concession 13, Lot 23)
Locality: Wellington County
Municipality: Centre Wellington
Province: ON
GPS: 43.691380,-80.396045

Registered to County of Wellington. No entrance from the road. Accessible from the Trestle Bridge Walking Trail.

From plaques on site: "Between 1877 and 1947, over 1500 destitute men, women and children sought refuge at the Wellington County House of Industry and Refuge, or the 'Poorhouse' as everyone called it. Built as an industrial Farm, the site included a sixty bed house, thirty acres of crops and a barn for livestock. Many of the inmates were admitted because of their poor health or advanced age and had no one to care for them. Within weeks of the first admissions to the Poorhouse in late 1877, an inmate died and a County by-law designated a burial ground for 'the pauper inmates whose friends do not claim their bodies.' The one-acre cemetery was laid out in rows with wooden crosses marking the graves. A fence around the perimeter kept out livestock. More than 270 men, women and children are buried here. Their names, ages, death dates and the area of the County in which they lived have been paced on plaques in the cemetery.

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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.

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

    ABRAHAM, William   1802 - 1887 (age: 85)
    ABRAHAM, William   1802 - 1887 (age: 85)
    ALLAN, Albert   1897 - 1897 (age: 10m)
    ALLAN, James   1831 - 1888 (age: 57)
    ANDERSON, Frank   1846 - 1932 (age: 86)
    ANDERSON, John   1810 - 1891 (age: 81)
    ARMSTRONG, Rachel   1846 - 1934 (age: 88)
    BARBER, Mary   1847 - 1929 (age: 82)
    BAYTHROP, James   1821 - 1893 (age: 72)
    BEASLEY, Silas   1823 - 1898 (age: 75)
    BELL, James   1844 - 1930 (age: 86)
    BENSON, Joseph   1820 - 1888 (age: 68)
    BETCHAM, Frank   1862 - 1931 (age: 69)
    BIGGS, Catherine   1836 - 1879 (age: 43)
    BIGGS, Thomas   1824 - 1881 (age: 57)
    BLACK, Peter   1830 - 1904 (age: 74)
    BLAIR, Andrew   1812 - 1897 (age: 85)
    BLAIR, William   1822 - 1902 (age: 80)
    BLUE, Elizabeth   1809 - 1893 (age: 84)
    BOLTON, Sarah   1836 - 1904 (age: 68)
    BOULTWOOD, George   1850 - 1912 (age: 62)
    BOYD, Sarah   1848 - 1934 (age: 86)
    BREEZE, James C   1874 - 1941 (age: 67)
    BULLOCK, Ralph   1838 - 1920 (age: 82)
    BUNT, Samuel   1838 - 1923 (age: 85)
    BURK, James   1812 - 1877 (age: 65)
    BURNE, Willliam   1833 - 1910 (age: 77)
    CAMPBELL, Duncan   1863 - 1888 (age: 25)
    CAMPBELL, James C   1837 - 1905 (age: 68)
    CAMPBELL, John   1802 - 1881 (age: 79)
    CHAPMAN, William   1883 - 1936 (age: 53)
    CHERCOTT, Ann   1847 - 1913 (age: 66)
    CLARK, Elizabeth   1826 - 1910 (age: 84)
    CLARK, James A   1825 - 1899 (age: 74)
    COOK, June   1824 - 1912 (age: 88)
    COOPER, Isabella   1850 - 1936 (age: 86)
    COOPER, James   1846 - 1936 (age: 90)
    COOPER, John   1838 - 1914 (age: 76)
    COOPER, Lizzie   1863 - 1935 (age: 72)
    COUSINS, James   1802 - 1889 (age: 87)
    COUTTS, Esther   1858 - 1935 (age: 77)
    COXHEAD, Eli   1810 - 1892 (age: 82)
    CRAWFRD, George   1845 - 1907 (age: 62)
    CRESSMAN, Susan   1857 - 1933 (age: 76)
    CRITTENDEN, James   1836 - 1905 (age: 69)
    CROSS, Robert   1867 - 1917 (age: 50)
    CROSSIN, John   1819 - 1902 (age: 83)
    CURRIE, John   1829 - 1911 (age: 82)
    CURRY, Archibald   1817 - 1888 (age: 71)
    DAVIDSON, Robert   1875 - 1881 (age: 6)
    DEANS, Alan Shingler   1880 - 1881 (age: 15m)
    DIXON, Samuel   1807 - 1887 (age: 80)
    DONALDSON, John   1825 - 1902 (age: 77)
    DONOHOE, William   1793 - 1880 (age: 87)
    ELLIOTT, Thomas   1813 - 1893 (age: 80)
    FARRELL, Catherine   1822 - 1898 (age: 76)
    FERGUSON, Annie   1848 - 1906 (age: 58)
    FIELDER, Elizabeth   1816 - 1890 (age: 74)
    FIELDER, William   1816 - 1886 (age: 70)
    FISHER, George   1860 - 1934 (age: 74)
    FISHER, Israel   1849 - 1929 (age: 80)
    FITZGERALD, James   1830 - 1911 (age: 81)
    FLEMING, Catherine   1850 - 1910 (age: 60)
    FORRESTER, John   1817 - 1893 (age: 76)
    GABE, Martha   1884 - 1884 (age: 6w)
    GALBRAITH, Duncan   1843 - 1884 (age: 41)
    GELDING, John   1813 - 1904 (age: 91)
    GIBBON, David   1832 - 1910 (age: 78)
    GILLESPIE, William   1832 - 1915 (age: 83)
    GLYNN, John   1844 - 1920 (age: 76)
    GODDARD, Steede   1801 - 1885 (age: 84)
    GRAY, William, Mrs   1827 - 1903 (age: 76)
    HALCROW, John   1816 - 1899 (age: 83)
    HALL, Richard   1824 - 1897 (age: 73)
    HAMILTON, David   1821 - 1907 (age: 86)
    HAMILTON, James   1832 - 1912 (age: 80)
    HAMILTON, Thomas   1866 - 1928 (age: 62)
    HAMMIN, Mark   1803 - 1880 (age: 77)
    HANDSTOCK, William   1812 - 1893 (age: 81)
    HASSETT, Mary B   1847 - 1912 (age: 65)
    HAWLEY, Richard   1812 - 1883 (age: 71)
    HEATER, Bertney   1873 - 1939 (age: 66)
    HELLE, Emmus   1817 - 1903 (age: 86)
    HENDERSON, John   1807 - 1887 (age: 80)
    HENDERSON, John   1807 - 1887 (age: 80)
    HERRON, John   1843 - 1910 (age: 67)
    HEWER, Elizabeth   1803 - 1884 (age: 81)
    HILTZ, Ida Pearl   1887 - 1940 (age: 53)
    HOARE, William   1810 - 1896 (age: 86)
    HOARE, William, Mrs   1810 - 1894 (age: 84)
    HOPKINS, William   1840 - 1902 (age: 62)
    HORNER, John   1869 - 1932 (age: 63)
    HORTOP, Susan   1816 - 1888 (age: 72)
    HOSSENPFLUG, Elvina   1850 - 1910 (age: 60)
    HOWARD, Amos   1832 - 1907 (age: 75)
    HOWSON, John   1819 - 1883 (age: 64)
    HOWSON, Leonard   1868 - 1903 (age: 35)
    HUDSON, Thomas   1864 - 1934 (age: 70)
    HUTCHINSON, James   1846 - 1905 (age: 59)
    IRWIN, Jane   1830 - 1881 (age: 51)
    ISMOND, Esther   1879 - 1932 (age: 53)
    JACKES, Anthony   1827 - 1911 (age: 84)
    JACKSON, Charles A   1850 - 1920 (age: 70)
    JACKSON, Thomas F   1827 - 1901 (age: 74)
    JEFFREY, James   1804 - 1889 (age: 85)
    JEFFREY, William   1821 - 1909 (age: 88)
    JELLY, James   1813 - 1893 (age: 80)
    JOHNSON, George   1857 - 1929 (age: 72)
    JONES, Mary   1784 - 1878 (age: 94)
    JONES, William   1833 - 1917 (age: 84)
    JOTHAM, Charles   1892 - 1930 (age: 38)
    KENNEDY, Demetrius   1874 - 1882 (age: 8)
    KENNEDY, William   1821 - 1892 (age: 71)
    KENTNER, Martin   1801 - 1880 (age: 79)
    KERR, George   1829 - 1892 (age: 63)
    KILPATRICK, Daniel   1840 - 1896 (age: 56)
    KLINE, Anthony   1835 - 1910 (age: 75)
    KNOX, Francis   1818 - 1891 (age: 73)
    KNOX, John   1825 - 1901 (age: 76)
    KNOX, Joseph   1838 - 1902 (age: 64)
    KRUGER, Ludwig   1860 - 1934 (age: 74)
    LANE, Jerry   1851 - 1932 (age: 81)
    LEDEN, Martin   1812 - 1883 (age: 71)
    LEWIS, Jane   1803 - 1904 (age: 101)
    LIGHTHEART, David   1817 - 1896 (age: 79)
    LILLEY, William   1826 - 1890 (age: 64)
    LINES, Zacharian   1810 - 1896 (age: 86)
    LIVINGSTON, John   1817 - 1892 (age: 75)
    LIVINGSTON, William   1831 - 1911 (age: 80)
    LONGMAN, Jane   1831 - 1899 (age: 68)
    LOWRIE, Ernest   1867 - 1935 (age: 68)
    LUCKHART, George   1835 - 1923 (age: 88)
    MACKLIN, Mary   1826 - 1890 (age: 64)
    MACLELLAN, Eliza   1810 - 1890 (age: 80)
    MADDEN, (Mrs)   1830 - 1908 (age: 78)
    MAROONEY, John   1839 - 1923 (age: 84)
    MARSHALL, Margaret   1810 - 1894 (age: 84)
    MAUD, Charles   1868 - 1900 (age: 32)
    McARTHUR, Charles   1839 - 1915 (age: 76)
    McCARTNEY, Peter   1834 - 1894 (age: 60)
    McCAUGHERTY, John   1860 - 1939 (age: 79)
    McCONNACHIE, Anna   1807 - 1883 (age: 76)
    McCONNELL, John   1823 - 1893 (age: 70)
    McCULLOCH, James   1817 - 1899 (age: 82)
    McDERMOTT, Hugh   1818 - 1896 (age: 78)
    McDERMOTT, Hugh   1810 - 1884 (age: 74)
    McDONALD, Charles   1818 - 1884 (age: 66)
    McDONALD, Donald   1844 - 1913 (age: 69)
    McDONALD, Flora   1846 - 1921 (age: 75)
    McDONALD, Margaret   1815 - 1879 (age: 64)
    McDONALD, Morris   1878 - 1879 (age: 11m)
    McDONALD, Peter   1823 - 1900 (age: 77)
    McDOUGALD, Catherine   1825 - 1910 (age: 85)
    McFARLANE, Elizabeth   1792 - 1878 (age: 86)
    McFEE, Flora   1828 - 1904 (age: 76)
    McFEE, John McFee   1815 - 1899 (age: 84)
    McGRAW, James   1862 - 1936 (age: 74)
    McGRAW, John   1859 - 1936 (age: 77)
    McKENZIE, Daniel   1840 - 1920 (age: 80)
    McKENZIE, Robert   1822 - 1906 (age: 84)
    McLEAN, Donald   1823 - 1896 (age: 73)
    McLEAN, Neil   1818 - 1897 (age: 79)
    McLELLAN, John   1807 - 1884 (age: 77)
    McLEOD, Kate   1830 - 1908 (age: 78)
    McLLLAN, Donald   1830 - 1920 (age: 90)
    McMARTIN, George   1812 - 1880 (age: 68)
    McMILLAN, (Mrs)   1818 - 1902 (age: 84)
    McMILLAN, Alex   1852 - 1911 (age: 59)
    McNAB, Janet   1801 - 1890 (age: 89)
    McNAUGHTON, Janet   1842 - 1917 (age: 75)
    McRORY, Archibald   1833 - 1915 (age: 82)
    McTAGGART, Dougald   1834 - 1891 (age: 57)
    McTAGGART, Thomas   1832 - 1901 (age: 69)
    MELVIN, Alexander   1840 - 1924 (age: 84)
    MILLOY, Hugh   1828 - 1898 (age: 70)
    MILLS, John   1828 - 1913 (age: 85)
    MITCHELL, Charlotte   1854 - 1914 (age: 60)
    MONTGOMERY, Alex   1818 - 1893 (age: 75)
    MOONEY, William   1830 - 1906 (age: 76)
    MOORE, Charles   1826 - 1889 (age: 63)
    MOORE, John   1869 - 1940 (age: 71)
    MOORE, William   1876 - 1897 (age: 21)
    MORRISON, James   1810 - 1882 (age: 72)
    MORRISON, Mary   1801 - 1884 (age: 83)
    MUIR, Archibald   1818 - 1885 (age: 67)
    MULROONEY, John   1876 - 1927 (age: 51)
    MURRAY, William   1837 - 1904 (age: 67)
    MURSELL, James   1829 - 1896 (age: 67)
    MYERS, Huldah   1858 - 1909 (age: 51)
    NEIL, James   1825 - 1897 (age: 72)
    NEWELL, Louisa   1816 - 1884 (age: 68)
    NEWTON, Elizabeth   1894 - 1921 (age: 27)
    NICHOLS, Samuel   1868 - 1946 (age: 78)
    NORRIS, John Robert   1811 - 1881 (age: 70)
    OGILVIE, William   1811 - 1879 (age: 68)
    PARKER, Sally   1887 - 1942 (age: 55)
    PAVER, Christopher   1821 - 1898 (age: 77)
    PEACOCK, John   1824 - 1889 (age: 65)
    PETERSON, Peter   1847 - 1942 (age: 95)
    PROTHEROE, Alfred   1861 - 1931 (age: 70)

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