Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday at Hemstock's Cemetery, Sullivan Township

Hemstock's Cemetery is located on Highway 6 in Sullivan Township.
George Hemstock and Fanny Proud
In Memory
Sept. 6, 1908
60 yrs 8 mos
at rest
his wife
Fanny J. Proud
Fanny and George were married 25 January 1872 (MS 932 Reel 6, Archives of Ontario). George death was registered in Arran Township, Bruce County, Ontario (MS 935 Reel 134 Archives of Ontario).

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Gunn - McKay connection

In Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound, there is a stone that I photographed back in 2010 with the names Gunn and McKay on it. I do not remember if I photographed it for any special reason. Perhaps because of the surname Gunn. In 2010, I was working on my soldiers project and one of the soldiers that I was researching for the book was Alexander McKay Gunn. In an article over on Janet the Researcher, entitled Elizabeth Shown Mills - Fan Club concept, I talked about the multiple connections I was finding with the Gunn - McKay - McGregor families.

In that article, I talked about Alexander McKay Gunn who was born in Keppel Township on 13 January 1884 and was killed in the First World War. His mother, Johanna McKay was the  daughter of Alexander McKay and Betsy Gunn. His father, John Gunn, was the son of Donald Gunn and Elizabeth McDonald.

I am not sure of the family connection to those listed on this stone but it is interesting to note the Gunn and McKay names.

 East side of the stone


Ann             William J
1852- 1895                   1871 -1890

Donald Gunn  his wife Janet McKay
1828-1895                          1828- 1914

Margaret Sutherland
relict of the late
 Neil McKay

Native of Caithess Scotland

West side of the stone
Donald McKay Gunn
1861 - 1926
Margaret Gunn
devoted friend James Sayer
Checking with the Greenwood Cemetery online listing to see if there were any other burials in G-SEC 6- 8- , I found that there were others listed.  In that section were the following:
Adams, Ann age 28 died 27 Sep 1880
Adams, Ann infant died 22 Oct 1880 [death registrations informant Donald Gunn - marriage registration = Ann married to James Adams]
Gunn, Allan (infant of ), still born, 1922
Gunn, Donald McKay 65, died 29 Dec 1926
Gunn, Donald 66, died 21 April 1895
Gunn, Janet McKay, 86, died 15 Dec 1914
Gunn, John, 16, died 28 Dec 1875
Gunn, Margaret, 88, died 4 May 1942
Gunn, William James, 19, died 10 Aug 1890
McKay, James (infant of ) still born, 5 Dec 1872
McKay, Jemima, 1 month, died 12 May 1870
McKay, Margaret, 100, died 9 Nov 1878 
Sayer, James, 88, died 4 Feb 1969