Stone School House Cemetery
Melbourne, Richmond County, Quebec
Location: This cemetery is located on Route 143 between Melbourne, Quebec and Ulverton, Quebec.
Notes: The stone school, one of the oldest buildings in the area, is a familiar landmark along highway 143. It dates back to about 1819, and was not only used as a school, but also a social center and a church, which probably explains why it is surrounded by a cemetery. Near the entrance of the school is a plaque bearing family names such as Bartlett, Gallup, Wales, Pierce, and Wilson, a few of the pioneers resting here who helped to build the school house.
Due to age, some of the stones were either partially or completely illegible, and there are unmarked graves. The cemetery records show a few of the burials with no markers, so I have included them in my listing, and have identified them with an asterisk (*), and I have also included a few missing dates in brackets.
The cemetery is maintained by the Melbourne United Church Cemetery Committee, and was in good order when I visited it this fall.
I walked the cemetery in October, 2006, and transcribed from the stones to the best of my ability.
Joan Cruickshank [email@example.com]
Total Records: 57
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Bartlett, ??, d. 16 Feb 1840, age 82 yrs, w/o Capt. Joseph (Lucretia)
Bartlett, Annie H., d. 24 Oct 1861, age 71 yrs *
Bartlett, Esther P. Smillie, d. 2 Apr 1896, age 72y 2m 19d, w/o Nelson J.
Bartlett, Frances, illegible stone (d. 6 Aug 1819, age 3 yrs, d/o John)
Bartlett, Hubbard, d. 1838, s/o Willard & Lois *
Bartlett, Joseph, Capt., d. 9 Mar 1840, age 82 yrs
Bartlett, Lois Mosher, d. 3 Sep 1863, age 76 yrs, w/o Willard
Bartlett, Mary, illegible stone
Bartlett, Nelson, d. 12 Jun 1892, age 68y 8m 22d
Bartlett, Ruth Willie, illegible stone, w/o & s/w Wyman (d. Jun 1859)
Bartlett, Willard, d. 1 Aug 1856, age 72y 10m 22d
Bartlett, William Henry, d. 25 Jul 1854 (old stone, not certain of year)
Bartlett, Wyman, illegible stone, s/w & h/o Ruth Willie (d. 1846, age 49 yrs)
Cross, Chloe E. Bartlett, b. 1809, d. 1901, s/w Robert her husband, Lois Amanda, & Ellsworth P. Cross, & Jennie Parker
Cross, Ellsworth P., b. 1862, d. 1882, s/w Robert & Chloe E., & Lois Amanda Cross, & Jennie Parker
Cross, Lois Amanda, b. 1838, d. 1850, s/w Robert & Chloe E., & Ellsworth P. Cross, & Jennie Parker
Cross, Robert, b. 1800, d. 1880, s/w Chloe E. his wife, Lois Amanda, & Ellsworth P. Cross, & Jennie Parker
Cummings, Elmira Bartlett, d. 18 Feb 1846, w/o Hubbard
Cummings, Elmira, d. 17 Feb 1846, age 8 yrs *
Cummings, Hubbard, d. 4 Feb 1881, age 88y 11m
Cummings, Roxanne Wentworth, d. 1853, w/o Hubbard *
Doyle, George, b. 1891, d. 1960, s/w Gertrude his wife, James E. & Alice, & Emma Randlett
Doyle, Gertrude Randlett, b. 1893, d. no date, s/w George her husband, James E. & Alice, & Emma Randlett
Gallup, Almira Stimson, b. 1802, d. 1873, s/w Henry her husband, Nancy A., Wealthy, & Henry
Gallup, Henry, b. 1800, d. 1878, s/w Almira his wife, Nancy A., Wealthy, & Henry
Gallup, Henry, b. 1825, d. 1905, s/w Henry & Almira, Nancy A., & Wealthy
Gallup, Nancy A., b. 1826, d. 1855, s/w Henry & Almira, Wealthy, & Henry
Gallup, Wealthy, b. 1834, d. 1902, s/w Henry & Almira, Nancy A., & Henry
Kinnon, Gladys Randlett, b. 1895, d. no date, w/o & s/w Thomas J.
Kinnon, Thomas J., b. 1886, d. 1952, s/w & h/o Gladys Randlett
Lafoe, Dorothy, d. 17 Mar 1901, age 1 yr, d/o J. & D.
Lafoe, John R., d. 29 Mar 1906, age 73y 6m
Lane, Hannah, d. 17 Feb 1830, age 73y 9m *
Lyster, Leroy Edwin, b. 3 Jun 1938, d. 6 Apr 2004
Parker, Jennie Cross, b. 1841, d. 1924, w/o J., s/w Robert & Chloe E., Lois Amanda, & Ellsworth P. Cross
Pierce, Edward C., b. 1869, d. 1898, s/w Edward & Sarah E. his parents, William H., Mary, Erastus G., & Ernest L. & Lillian F.
Pierce, Edward, b. 1826, d. 1897, s/w Sarah E. his wife, Edward C., William H., Mary, Erastus G., & Ernest L. & Lillian F.
Pierce, Erastus G., b. 1871, d. 1930, s/w Edward & Sarah E. his parents, Edward C., William H., Mary, & Ernest L. & Lillian F., interred at Melbourne, Quebec
Pierce, Ernest L., b. 1874, d. 1957, s/o Edward & Sarah E., s/w Lillian F. his wife, Edward & Sarah E., Edward C., William H., Mary, & Erastus G.
Pierce, Lillian F. Lyster, b. 1885, d. 1964, s/w Ernest L. her husband, Edward & Sarah E., Edward C., William H., Mary, & Erastus G.
Pierce, Mary, b. 1866, d. 1916, s/w Edward & Sarah E. her parents, Edward C., William H., Erastus G., & Ernest L. & Lillian F., interred at Ulverton, Quebec
Pierce, Polly Wilson, d. 11 Jun 1889, w/o William (age 58 yrs)
Pierce, Sarah E. Lyster, b. 1837, d. 1918, s/w Edward her husband, Edward C., William H., Mary, Erastus G., & Ernest L. & Lillian F.
Pierce, William G., d. 15 Oct 1894, age 75y 8m
Pierce, William H., b. 1864, d. 1901, s/w Edward & Sarah E. his parents, Edward C., Mary, Erastus G., & Ernest L. & Lillian F.
Randlett, Alice Lacey, b. 1861, d. 1943, s/w James E. her husband, Emma Randlett, & George & Gertrude Doyle
Randlett, Emma, b. 1861, d. 1937, s/w James E. & Alice Randlett, & George & Gertrude Doyle
Randlett, Ida E. Lynn, b. 1894, d. no date, w/o & s/w J. Donald
Randlett, J. Donald, b. 1882, d. 1950, s/w & h/o Ida E. Lynn
Randlett, James E., b. 1862, d. 1930, s/w Alice his wife, Emma Randlett, & George & Gertrude Doyle
Wakefield, Albertie, b. 1852, d. 1936, w/o Edwin B.
Wakefield, Edwin B., b. 1834, d. 1919, interred in South Durham United Church Cemetery
Wales, Grove, b. 1804, d. 1887, s/w & h/o Mary Armstrong Pierce
Wales, Mary Armstrong Pierce, b. 1824, d. 1893, w/o & s/w Grove
Wilson, John, d. 25 Jan 1866, age 75 yrs, s/w & h/o Sarah
Wilson, Sarah Clark, d. 23 Oct 1843, age 26 yrs, w/o Benjamin *
Wilson, Sarah, d. 31 Aug 1869, age 79 yrs, w/o & s/w John