Location: Rural Municipality of Morris, Manitoba, Canada
This cemetery is also known as the Morris Pioneers Cemetery. It now has only a few tombstones and a plaque dedicated to the memory of the early pioneers of the area.
In the centre of the cemetery site is a large boulder with two plaques on it. The first reads:
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE EARLY PIONEERS
The second reads:
This stone marks the site of
MORRIS GRACE METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
which was used from 1884 until 1920.
A plot of land two acres in size
was donated to the church by Thomas Moody.
It is unknown how many people were buried here.
Only these few monuments remain to mark their place.
All tombstones in this cemetery were photographed by Lianne Lavoie on 4 August 2014. Below is a complete transcription of the cemetery.
|Lewis, Margaret A.J.||1886-12-10||6 years, 11 months, 18 days||daughter of James and Emily Lewis||1|
|Sheppard, Lilly||1885-08-12||1885-10-06||child of William and Elizabeth Sheppard||2|
|Sheppard, Jerald||1881-12-26||1881-12-26||child of William and Elizabeth Sheppard||2|
|Earl, Margaret||1903-04-07||53||wife of Daniel Clemis||3|
|Taylor, Cecelia||1899-05-09||30 years, 6 months||wife of Robert Taylor||4|
|Earl, Ceclia Frances||1886-03-25||1902-02-21||daughter of John and Rebecca Earl||5|
|Brown, John||1904-11-14||38||son of W J and Hannah Brown||6|
|Bickford, Christina E.||1872-03-12||1881-05-21||7|
|Bickford, George J.||1877-12-27||1882-07-17||7|
|Ure, John James||1883-03-21||1893-09-01||drowned||8|
|Cleugh, James||1871-01-22||1891-08-29||son of James Colin and Helen Moore Cleugh; born at Seymour, Ont.||9|