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Oakland / Proudfoot Cemetery, Middlesex County, ON

Oakland / Proudfoot Cemetery
Street Address: 390 Oxford St W
Community: London
Township: London Township (Concession 1, Lot 9)
Locality: Middlesex County
Municipality: London
Province: ON
GPS: 42.986556,-81.283915

Owned and operated by Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc. Oakland Cemetery was instituted as a cemetery in 1855 by the United Presbyterian Church Congregation on the west side of the site. In 1864 the Wesleyan Methodist New Connections Church established its cemetery on the east side, and in 1882 the two groups amalgamated their holdings into Oakland Cemetery, also known as the Scotch Cemetery and Proudfoot Cemetery. The cemetery was left unattended and neglected for many years, except for the efforts of Reverend Elson who tried to clean the cemetery up in the early 1950s' and Oakridge Secondary School students who undertook Project '75 with another clean up. Unfortunately their efforts were never continued. The Cemetery was conveyed by deed to Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc. in 1982 by the Metropolitan United church and the First St. Andrews United Church on the basis of an undertaking by Mount Pleasant to willingly guarantee "to rebuild and redesign said property maintaining the traditional dignity of a cemetery property to the high standards of Mount Pleasant Cemetery". All historical burial and lot records were destroyed in a house fire many years ago. While no one knows the exact number of interments made, because of the practice of unmarked graves, the estimates range from 350 - 574 burials.

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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).

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    Photos courtesy of Alison Mitchell-Reid [2008]
    Indexed by Alison Mitchell-Reid

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

    GADSBY?, Ephraim W   1835 - 1869 (age: 34)
    GADSBY?, Rachel   1841 ?
    GALL, Margaret   1857 - 1937 (age: 80)
    GALLOWAY, Jennet   1829 - 1861 (age: 32)
    GALLOWAY, John   spouse
    GAMMACK, James   ? - 1860
    GARNIER   (Living)
    GATECLIFF?, ?   ? ?
    GATECLIFF?, Fredrick J   ? ? (age: 2)
    GATECLIFF?, Leonard W   ? ?
    GATECLIFF?, Louisa   ? ?
    GATECLIFF?, Louisa E   ? ? (age: 2)
    GAWEK   (Living)
    GAZDA, Jaromir   1926 - 1997 (age: 71)
    GIBSON, Agnes   1824 - 1875 (age: 51)
    GIBSON, Mirena M (Lake)   1935 - 1995 (age: 60)
    GILBERT, Gary James   1954 - 2003 (age: 49)
    GIVES, John   spouse
    GIVES, Williamhinie   1848 - 1872 (age: 24)
    GLENN   (Living)
    GLOIN, Gilbert A   1919 - 2002 (age: 83)
    GOOD, Ken   1919 - 2004 (age: 85)
    GORMLEY, Linda Lorraine   1948 - 2007 (age: 59)
    GOSLING, Boyce Hudson   1910 - 1996 (age: 86)
    GOUDIE, Norval D   1922 - 2003 (age: 81)
    GRAM, John Wilkes   1925 - 1995 (age: 70)
    GRANT, Cameron Sutherland   1961 - 1997 (age: 36)
    GRAY, Margaret   1836 - 1904 (age: 68)
    GRAY, Martha M   1866 - 1872 (age: 6)
    GRAY, Robert   1833 - 1901 (age: 68)
    GREEN   (Living)
    GREEN, Donald M   1926 - 2006 (age: 80)
    GREENSIDE, Ruth Margaret   1920 - 2004 (age: 84)
    GUNN, Alexander   spouse
    GUNN, Alexander, Sr.   1812 - 1885 (age: 73)
    GUNN, Magdalene (Rennie)   1814 - 1854 (age: 40)

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