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Barker, Lewis

  • Person
  • fl. 1917-1918

Lewis Barker was a rigger at Camp Rathbun near Deseronto, Ontario, during the First World War.

Lawlor, Ralph

  • Person
  • fl. 2015

Ralph Lawlor is a resident of Deseronto, Ontario.

Deseronto Cemetery Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1888-

The history of the cemetery can be traced back to Monday, February 6th, 1888, when a meeting was held in Deseronto’s Town Hall to discuss the establishment of a Cemetery Company under the terms of the Cemeteries Act. It was agreed that the Deseronto Cemetery Company should be formed, with a capital of $4,500. Within a week a prospectus had been issued and shares were being sold at $100 each.

The Tribune, Deseronto’s newspaper of the day, reported the outcome of the meeting in the following way:

The prospect of the early opening of a cemetery in this vicinity is everywhere hailed with satisfaction. The people of Deseronto and neighbourhood have in the past been compelled to bury their dead here, there and everywhere, a state of affairs in no way creditable to their public spirit. We are glad to know that so many are taking shares in the company.

The Tribune, February 10th, 1888

The original committee of the Cemetery Company included Dr John Newton, the local physician, Amos A. Richardson, a merchant (later MPP for Hastings East), and Thomas H. Nasmith, cashier for the Rathbun Company.

Forty acres of land to the east of Deseronto were purchased by the Rathbuns for the cemetery in April 1888 and A. J. Hopkins, a landscape architect from Oswego, New York, was hired to design a layout for the site in early May of the same year. The choice of an Oswego landscape architect reflected the industrial interests of the Rathbuns in that town and the fact that there were no landscape architects in Canada at that time.

“Before long, it would be a ‘pleasure’ for anyone to be buried in the Cemetery”, reported The Tribune, on April 6th. By the summer of 1888 the cemetery was in use.

A portion of the cemetery was sold to the Roman Catholic church in 1895, creating a separate Catholic section on the east side of the site.

Canada. Department of Mines and Technical Surveys

  • Corporate body
  • 20 Jan 1950 - 1 Oct 1966

Formerly, the Department of Mines and Resources which became the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, and on Oct. 19, 1966, the Department. of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Ostrander, Manly

  • Person
  • 1874-1943

Manly Ostrander was the child of Isaac Ostrander and Clarissa (Ferguson). He was the Principal of the Deseronto Public School.

Macintyre, Archibald Duncan

  • Person
  • 1859-1921

Archibald Duncan Macintyre was born in Scotland and moved to Canada in 1876. He worked as an accountant for the Rathbun Company in Deseronto, Ontario, and wrote poems and songs in his free time. He died in Trenton, Ontario, in 1921 and was buried in Deseronto.

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