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Three Arms Island Cemetery

Twillingate District

Three Arms Island is located near Little Bay, Green Bay, in Western Notre Dame Bay,
and "...was a thriving community but... after Confederation... many of the buildings were
floated to such places as Harry's Harbour... At one time this was the headquarters of the
merchant James Norris, whose vessels traded throughout the bay... Norris was a
Roman Catholic and had a small chapel built here for the use of his family (still standing in 1992)..."

From "Coastal Cruising Newfoundland" (1993) by Rob Mills

Here follows the inscriptions from the cemetery of
James Norris at Three Arms Island, which I visited in 1996:

Norris Lieut. Stephen C.   Oct. 11, 1916 24 years who was killed at Gueudecourt, France
Dollard Catherine   May 17, 1891 76 years wife of James Norris
Norris James (no date)   73 years a native of Waterford, Ireland
Norris Walter F.   April 13, 1903 3 yrs. 5 mos. darling child of James and Mary Norris
Norris, James   June 11, 1905 10 yrs. & 9 mos. beloved son of James and Mary Norris died at St. John's
Norris William T.   July 13, 1906 11-/2 years  
Dower Mary Ann March 19, 1854 June 21, 1950   wife of James Norris born at Conche died Montreal
Norris James   Dec. 6, 1924 73 years Erected by Mary A. Norris in memory of her bleoved husband - Died at St. John's
Norris Elizabeth   10 June 1887 31 years wife of David Norris
Norris David   5th Oct. 1888 47 years  
Norris Helen   24 Oct. 1880 32 years wife of David Norris
Another cemetery located near that of James Norris, possibly a second R.C. cemetery:
Sexton Catherine   Apr. 1, 1922 77 years Erected by James J. Byrne, grandson in loving memory of
Ridout Ann Lee   Mar. 7, 1927 68 years beloved wife of Abraham Ridout
From a third cemetery on the island:
Wells Charlotte   July 23, 1912 65 years wife of Henry W. Wells
Next to it
Wells Henry   Mar. 20, 1917 76 years  
Ridout Abraham   Sept. 30, 1938 79 yrs. 9 mos.  
And yet another Three Arms Island cemetery:
Strong Frederick J.   Apr, 4, 1915 64  
Strong Henry J. born Apr, 8, 1838 Nov. 15, 1908 70 yrs. 7 mos.  
Strong John Henry   1908 16 yrs. & 8 mos. son of Fred and Rebecca Jane Strong of Three Arms
Strong Eliza   1938 87 (89?) years Jan. 2nd  
Strong Thomas E.   1929 73 years Apr. 7th (Both on same stone:)
Knight Emma   Apr. 11, 1912 22 yrs. 9 mos. wife of John R. Knight
Also a small heatstone here with initials E.K.
Shearing Henry born Aug. 10, 1861 Oct. 5, 1948    
Shearing Martha born Jan. 8, 1867 Mar. 27, 1944    
Hudson Hedley V.   July 6, 1907 22 yrs. & 5 mos.  
Hudson Kenneth B.   Dec. 24, 1908 26 yrs. & 5 mos.  
Moores John W. 1875- 1966    
Wells Jane 1874- 1959    
Wells John B. 1868- 1952   Erected by the children - (Both on same stone:)
Oxford Joseph 1833- 1913    
Oxford Elizabeth 1846- 1926   (Both on same stone:
Roberts, Janet   Sept. 5, 1914 40 years wife of Frederick C. Roberts - Died in Grand Falls
From an old cemetery at Little Ward's Harbour, near Little Bay, Green Bay (not to be confused with Ward's Harbour, now Beaumont
Saunders Abel   June 1902 21 years;  
Saunders Charlie   Feb. 1902 2 years;  

Contributor: Barbara Penderson

Page Last Modified: Friday March 22, 2013 (Don Tate)

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