Brandon-Belgrave Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron County, Ontario, Canada


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Latitude: 43.82437, Longitude: -81.36303
Brandon-Belgrave Cemetery

Notes:
It is believed that the Dilworth Wesleyan Methodist Church, built in 1866, stood on the northeast corner of what is now Brandon Cemetery, on Lot 42. Conc. 9. It was the custom of those of the Methodist faith to have a burial ground beside the church, and the 1879 Huron County Atlas shows a gravesite here.

In 1884, an acre of land was purchased from John Brandon, for $25, to be used as a burial ground. It was first called Brandon Graveyard and later Brandon Cemetery; people of all faiths are buried there. Brandon's trustees were William Hopper, William Wray, Thomas S. Brandon, and Matthew Brandon, while Mrs. Wray was appointed secretary-treasurer. One of the first ways to raise money for this cemetery was a tea meeting.

Fifty lots, 8' by 10' in size, were surveyed in 1885, and sold for $8. A closed board fence was built in the southeast corner.

In 1922, another acre of land directly to the south was purchased from Percy Scandrett for $200, and lots here again sold for $8. By 1927, this new part was landscaped and a community canvass was held to provide funds for the upkeep of the cemetery, and to hire Henry Venannerman of Henfryn to level and improve the old section, at a cost of $400. The present entrance was erected in 1935 by John Adams of Wroxeter at a cost of $335.

Each year since 1936, the three churches in Belgrave have taken turns holding a memorial service in Brandon Cemetery on the first Sunday in July. An arrangement for perpetual care for the grounds, adopted in 1943, is still in use.

In April 1979, the cemetery board bought two more acres along the west side of the cemetery from Norman Cook, for $3500, partially financed by East Wawanosh and Morris townships at $650 each, the Belgrave Kinsmen at $500, and the Belgrave Women's Institute at $200.
While the Boy Scouts and Cubs were active in Belgrave, one of their annual spring projects was to have an Arbor Day at the cemetery to tidy up the flower beds at the front entrance, and to plant bulbs supplied by the Women's Institute.

In addition to the first four trustees mentioned, George Daley, Joseph Brandon, Charles Procter, Charles Wilkinson, John Clegg, John Stewart, George Cook, Alex Porterfield, Stewart Procter, Herb Wheeler, and Kenneth Wheeler have also served.

The 1990 board of trustees includes Ross Anderson as secretary-treasurer, Wes Cook, Garner Nicholson, and Clare Van Camp.

Many other local people have also willingly shared in the care of the cemetery, and deserve credit for keeping Brandon Cemetery in excellent condition.

(Courtesy Wilderness to Wawanosh)


Cemetery Photos

   Thumb   Description 
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ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Finlay Anderson
(1918) 
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ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Finlay Anderson - Find A Grave: 36767748 
3
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Julia A. Anderson - Find A Grave: 163098023 
4
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Margaret M. Anderson, Death Notice (1890) 
5
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Margaret M. Anderson - Find A Grave: 163099803 
6
BLACK
BLACK
Hilda Maud Vincent (Black) - Find A Grave: 150722789 
7
CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
Janie Viola Wightman (Campbell) 
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CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
Sgt. Charles Austin Campbell - Find A Grave: 132911446
(Brandon-Belgrave)
 
9
CAMPBELL BEECROFT
CAMPBELL BEECROFT
Charles Campbell - Find A Grave: 121006780,
Anne Jane Campbell (Beecroft) - Find A Grave: 121007355 
10
LOGAN VINCENT
LOGAN VINCENT
Clifford Logan - Find A Grave: 149349930
Dorothy Alberta Logan (Vincent) - Find A Grave: 149350033 
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MACSWEEN
MACSWEEN
George Roderick MacSween - Find A Grave: 121931952
 
12
MCDOWELL
MCDOWELL
Margaret Fern McDowell (McDowell) - Find A Grave: 141646080 
13
MCDOWELL
MCDOWELL
Harvey McDowell - death certificate (1913) 
14
MCDOWELL CAMPBELL
MCDOWELL CAMPBELL
Harvey McDowell - Find A Grave: 56428862
Maude McDowell (Campbell) - Find A Grave : 56433684 
15
NAYLOR
NAYLOR
Julia Ann Anderson (Naylor) (1918) 
16
NAYLOR
NAYLOR
Julia Ann Anderson (Naylor) - Find A Grave: 36767770 
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VINCENT
VINCENT
Dorothy Alberta Logan (Vincent) 
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VINCENT
VINCENT
Edna MacSween (Vincent) - Find A Grave: 149349930 
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VINCENT
VINCENT
Harold Bentley Vincent 
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VINCENT
VINCENT
Harold Bentley Vincent - Find A Grave: 68009972
 
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VINCENT
VINCENT
Harold Bentley Vincent - obituary (2007) 
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VINCENT BLACK
VINCENT BLACK
Leslie Cameron Vincent - Find A Grave: 150722655
 
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WALLACE
WALLACE
Edith Hazel Vincent (Wallace) 
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WALLACE
WALLACE
Edith Hazel Vincent (Wallace) - Find A Grave: 68009565 
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WIGHTMAN
WIGHTMAN
James Chester Wightman 
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WIGHTMAN CAMPBELL
WIGHTMAN CAMPBELL
James Chester Wightman - Find A Grave: 132911634
Janie Viola (Wightman) Campbell - Find A Grave: 121012975 

Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
ANDERSON NAYLOR
ANDERSON NAYLOR
Finlay Anderson, Julia A. Anderson, Margaret M. Anderson, Julia Ann Anderson (Naylor)  
Located    Finlay Anderson (d. 20 Feb 1932)
Julia A. Anderson (d. 1882)
Margaret M. Anderson (d. 17 Feb 1890)
Julia Ann Naylor (d. 14 Jan 1922)
 
CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
Sgt. Charles Austin Campbell (Brandon-Belgrave) 
Located    Sgt. Charles Austin Campbell (d. 27 Aug 1918)
 
CAMPBELL BEECROFT
CAMPBELL BEECROFT
Charles Campbell, Anne Jane Campbell (Beecroft) 
Located    Ann Jane Beecroft (d. 21 Jun 1933)
Charles Campbell (d. 19 Jan 1932)
 
LOGAN VINCENT
LOGAN VINCENT
Clifford Logan, Dorothy Alberta Logan (Vincent) 
Located    Clifford Logan (d. 15 Mar 1977)
Dorothy Alberta Vincent (d. 12 Nov 2003)
 
MACSWEEN VINCENT
MACSWEEN VINCENT
George Roderick MacSween, Edna MacSween (Vincent) 
Located    George Roderick MacSween (d. 4 Dec 1980)
Edna Vincent (d. 1980)
 
MCDOWELL CAMPBELL
MCDOWELL CAMPBELL
Harvey McDowell, Maude McDowell (Campbell) 
Located    Maude Campbell (d. 6 Feb 1912)
Harvey McDowell (d. 13 Oct 1913)
 
NAYLOR
NAYLOR
Julia Ann Anderson (Naylor) 
Located    Julia Ann Naylor (d. 14 Jan 1922)
 
NAYLOR
NAYLOR
Fountain Naylor 
Not yet located    Fountain Naylor (d. 10 Dec 1900)
 
VINCENT BLACK
VINCENT BLACK
Leslie Cameron Vincent, Hilda Maud Vincent (Black) 
Located    Hilda Maude Black (d. 13 Oct 1997)
Leslie Cameron Vincent (d. 6 May 1992)
 
VINCENT WALLACE
VINCENT WALLACE
Harold B. Vincent, Edith Hazel Vincent (Wallace) 
Located    Harold Bentley Vincent (d. 13 Nov 2007)
Edith Hazel Wallace (d. 31 Mar 2011)
 
WIGHTMAN CAMPBELL
WIGHTMAN CAMPBELL
James Chester Wightman, Janie Viola (Wightman) Campbell 
Located    Janie Viola Campbell (d. 1990)
James Chester Wightman (d. 1976)