Location: 2102 Lawrence Av E, Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z9
See Zion-Wexford Cemetery category page to view wikitree profiles for people buried in this cemetery and other details.
The Zion Wexford Cemetery is located next to the historic Zion-Wexford church in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. The cemetery is located next to the Zion-Wexford Church which was originally a log cabin, then later the brick church show in the photos in 1876-77. The newer Wexford Heights United Church building was built in 1955 (at time of writing in 2019, the church was functioning as Wexford Heights United Church).
The cemetery was originally known as Twaddle's Cemetery after Anthony Twaddle who sold his farm land for the purpose of building the church and cemetery. This pioneer cemetery was also a Primitive Wesleyan church, later Zion Presbyterian church, and in 1925 they joined the United Church of Canada.
Please note there are three cemeteries that can easily be confused. Both of the Wexford cemeteries are in Scarborough, and the other Zion Church cemetery is in North York:
- Zion-Wexford Cemetery (formerly Zion Primitive Wesleyan)
- Wexford Cemetery (Wexford Methodist, and Wexford Wesleyan Methodist)
- Zion Church Cemetery (Zion Primitive Methodist Cemetery)
Click the links to see the corresponding pages for each of these cemeteries.
Resources for Further Research
Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) The OGS has transcribed most cemeteries in Toronto and this data is available for purchase through their website at OGS – Toronto Branch
- OGS Toronto Cemetery Map (map ID: SCR-016)
- OGS cemetery ID: 4843 (See Zion-Wexford Cemetery for more information)
The Ontario Name Index (TONI) Another resource provided by the Ontario Genealogical Society is The Ontario Name Index (TONI) which provides a searchable index of names. These names are linked to a number of different sources of data including cemetery transcriptions. It does not provide this source information but only where to find it. Most sources are available for purchase via the OGS (Note: this database includes all of Ontario and it is massive. Nevertheless, it may prove helpful place to start).
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA) Another excellent tool for searching cemetery records in Ontario is the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA). This is a comprehensive searchable database of cemeteries and family names. The site does not have links to transcriptions or provide details about the individual you may be searching for, but it is very helpful for quickly locating the burial location of someone in Ontario to guide your next steps for research.
Contact List for Major Cemeteries in Toronto. The City of Toronto maintains a number of cemeteries once the original owner/operator was no longer able to carry out this responsibility. A list of these cemeteries – closed but maintained by the City of Toronto – is available on the Toronto City website.