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Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery was located In Corner Brook, near the present-day Canadian Tire Store. This cemetery was first used by the early settlers that came from Nova Scotia under contract to mill lumber in the area.
It has been found that death and burial records for some these people are at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Curling. Many of the other family's burial records for this cemetery have yet to be found. Unlike most church cemeteries Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery was not located next to the church. The reason for this, I am told, is because the first Presbyterian Church was not built until August 1898 next to the Court House, where Co-Op now sits. The church was dismantled and moved in 1940. Some of its contents were used for the new church, Curling Memorial. What was left was dragged to the site of the First United Church of Corner Brook.
In the early 1960's the City of Corner Brook granted permission to move this little cemetery where Corner Brook's early settlers lay at rest. Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery would be moved to Mount Patricia Cemetery at Wild Cove, the "new" cemetery of the area.
I have been told by several older people of the area that once the relocation of the graves began some of the early history of Corner Brook became lost. Graves were dug and relocated to Mount Patricia, some dug by hand, others dug by backhoe. The machinery used crushed head stones, no apparent care in the world was ggiven to those who lay there at rest. If it weren't for family members over-seeing the relocation of the graves ssome families would never have known where their loved ones were put to rest again.
When construction of the shopping mall began a workman using a backhoe dug up Mr. Fisher and his wife. This shows the carelessness of those involved with moving those in such a sacred area. To compensate for all that was done a monument was built from the broken head stones from Fairview Cemetery. Many descendants of those relocated have no knowledge of where their family members are. The only indication of graves are small white wooden markers that mark the spot of a grave. Not even those who manage Mount Patricia's property have knowledge of who is buried there.
After much research I have found some burial records. No one seems to know if these people listed are actually Presbyterian or Roman Catholic. It is known that the marriage and baptism records for the little Presbyterian Church on Fisher's Hill are kept at the First United Church in Corner Brook. They have no knowledge of the burials at Fairview Cemetery.
What ever happened to those records? Does a good Samaritan have those records stored in their attic safe from the dismantling of their little Presbyterian Church? Maybe these records are stored in some long forgotten government storage closet.
Those of us researching our family histories must do something to correct the wrongs done by society and government at a time when urban development was a top priority in a growing area of the province.
Listed below are eighty-nine of those buried at Fairview Cemetery according to the parish records at Sacred Heart R.C. Church. The earliest burial being January 1894 with the latest being around 1919.
As family historians we must recreate this lost cemetery and all of its valuable information so that those who choose to research their families in the future will have some type of accurate documentation on the lost cemeteries of the Bay of Islands. I would invite those of you who had loved ones buried at this cemetery to submit their information as outlined in the table below.
|Angel||Margaret||Bay of Islands||Oct 1 1895||Fairview||64 yrs||Syncope||Fairview|
|Arnold||Thomas||Corner Brook||June 14 1912||Corner Brook||76 yrs||Dropsy||Fairview|
|Arnold||Sarah||Corner Brook||Jan 10 1914||Corner Brook||69 yrs||Bowel Inflammation||Fairview|
|Arnold||John||Corner Brook||Oct 26 1919||Corner Brook||15 yrs||Peritonitis||Fairview|
|Boland||Thomas||Summerside||Dec 5 1905||Summerside||7 days||Debility||Fairview|
|Brake||Elizabeth||Riverhead||Feb 9 1898||Riverhead||50 yrs||Acuthesis||Fairview|
|Brake||Mary||Fairview||May 24 1904||Fairview||2 days||Premature||Fairview|
|Brake||Ronald||Corner Brook||Sept 6 1911||Corner Brook||5 yrs||Pneumonia||Fairview|
|Broderick||Catherine||Corner Brook||Sept 20 1917||Corner Brook||50 yrs||Fairview|
|Brodericks||John||Corner Brook||Oct 7 1909||Corner Brook||1 mo||Fairview|
|Bryne||Herbert||Humbermouth||Jan 26 1906||Humbermouth||5 yrs||Measles||Fairview|
|Buckle||Blanche||Corner Brook||march 4 1914||Corner Brook||1.5 yrs||Debility||Fairview|
|Buckle||Winifred||Corner Brook||July 14 1918||Corner Brook||24 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Buckle||George||Salmon Bay||Aug 19 1908||Corner Brook||10 yrs`||Meningitis||Fairview|
|Buckley||James||Corner Brook||June 21 1907||Corner Brook||2 yrs||Scarlet Fever||Fairview|
|Byrne||Alice||Riverhead||Dec 27 1899||Riverhead||Unknown||Fairview|
|Callahan||Angela||Curling||Jan 4 1913||Corner Brook||30 yrs||Child Birth||Fairview|
|Callahan||Winifred||St. John's||Oct 17 1913||Corner Brook||68 yrs||Cancer||Fairview|
|Callahan||Stephen||Corner Brook||Oct 23 1915||Corner Brook||37 yrs||Accident at Mill||Fairview|
|Christopher||Michael||Summerside||Nov 30 1905||Ardmore||32 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Collins||Joanna||Summerside||Nov 30 1905||Summerside||16 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Connolly||Gerald J||Humbermouth||Sept 30 1919||Humbermouth||8 mo||Anemia||Fairview|
|Dooley||Anne||Waterford Is. Ire||Jan 23 1898||Chatteau||78 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|Dooley||Leo||Jan 21 1906||Humbermouth||6 mo||Measles||Fairview|
|Dunn||Nellie||Humbermouth||June 21 1914||Humbermouth||14 yrs||Brain Fever||Fairview|
|Duval||Charles||France||Sept 10 1904||Humbermouth||84 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|Ezekiel||Michael||Chateau||Sept 4 1907||Riverhead||30 yrs||Railroad accident||Fairview|
|Ezekiel||Peter||Chateau||Oct 19 1908||Chateau||15 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Goujou||Francois||Fairview||July 16 1901||Corner Brook||5 weeks||Convulsions||Fairview|
|Goujou||Mary Ann||Bay of Islands||Nov 21 1895||Fairview||2 yrs||Scarletina||Fairview|
|Goujou||Helen M||Fairview||Oct 27 1896||Fairview||6 mo||Infantile||Fairview|
|Gushue||Francois||St. Malo France||March 23 1917||Corner Brook||84 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|Hector||Augustina||Riverhead||Dec 2 1900||Riverhead||6 mo||Fairview|
|Howely||Mary||Corner Brook||May 11 1906||Corner Brook||34 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Jackman||Mary||St. John's||Sept 6 1897||Summerside||72 yrs||Liver Cancer||Fairview|
|Kennedy||Sarah||Carbonear||June 14 1902||Summerside||78 yrs||Paralysis||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Catherine||Carbonear||Feb 23 1900||Corner Brook||78 yrs||Unknown||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Ambrose||Carbonear||March 15 1904||Chateau||62 yrs||Kidney Disease||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Patrick||Fairview||June 28 1911||Fairview||35 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Bernard||Corner Brook||Sept 14 1914||Corner Brook||2.5 yrs||Whooping Cough||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Andrew||Corner Brook||Oct 8 1919||Corner Brook||18 yrs||Paralysis||Fairview|
|McCarthy||John||Carbonear||Nov 4 1896||Fairview||84 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|McCarthy||James||Chateau||Jan 12 1899||Chateu||12 yrs||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Edward||Carbonear||Nov 17 1905||Chateau||74 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|McCarthy||Margaret||Carbonear||Feb 6 1915||Corner Brook||79 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|McIsaac||Annie||Highlands||March 6 1915||Corner Brook||7 yrs||Meningitis||Fairview|
|Meaney||Michael||Carbonear||Sept 4 1900||Corner Brook||75 yrs||Heart Disease||Fairview|
|Meaney||James||Corner Brook||Sept 28 1902||Corner Brook||25 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Meaney||Gordon||Humbermouth||Oct 3 1917||Humbermouth||8 yrs||Paralysis||Fairview|
|Meany||Patrick||Corner Brook||Nov 17 1897||Corner Brook||20 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Messer||Norman||Lunenburg NS||June 6 1913||Corner Brook||78 yrs||Pneumonia||Fairview|
|Michaud||Alexander||Bay of Islands||Jan 12 1915||Irishtown||25 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Moran||Joseph||Carbonear||March 7 1912||Corner Brook||83 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|O'Brien||Patrick||Gaspe||Feb 8 1917||Humbermouth||85 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|O'Callahan||Jeffery M||Corner Brook||Aug 10 1897||Fairview||3 mo||Spinal Disease||Fairview|
|O'Callahan||Margaret||Corner Brook||June 22 1906||Corner Brook||6 mo||Consumption||Fairview|
|O'Callahan||Ronald||Corner Brook||Nov 4 1906||Corner Brook||3 yrs||Typhoid Fever||Fairview|
|O'Callahan||Bridget||Corner Brook||Dec 6 1906||Corner Brook||3 mo||Whooping Cough||Fairview|
|O'Callahan||Bernard||Corner Brook||Oct 22 1908||Corner Brook||7 weeks||Debility||Fairview|
|O'Callahan||Jeffrey||Carbonear||Jan 7 1897||Corner Brook||75 yrs||Pneumonia||Fairview|
|O'Neil||Joseph||Corner Brook||Feb 21 1917||Corner Brook||3 yrs||Paralysis||Fairview|
|Peddle||Laurence||Conception Har||Sept 11 1902||Riverhead||8 yrs||Surgical Operation||Fairview|
|Peddle||John||Harbour Main||Nov 2 1905||Riverhead||14 yrs||Typhoid Fever||Fairview|
|Peddle||John||Conception Har||April 11 1906||Humbermouth||14 yrs||Brain Disease||Fairview|
|Penny||Thomas||Corner Brook||June 18 1913||Corner Brook||8 mo||Convulsions||Fairview|
|Perrier||Margaret||Humbermouth||Jan 13 1906||Humbermouth||17 yrs||Measles||Fairview|
|Perry||Alice||Humbermouth||June 27 1915||Humbermouth||9 mo||Convulsions||Fairview|
|Piercey||Margaret||St. John's||Jan 7 1894||Cow Head||60 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Poirter||Citie||Riverhead||Dec 17 1897||Riverhead||20 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Porrier||John||Halfway Point||March 20 1900||Riverhead||10 mo||Scalding||Fairview|
|Power||Pierce||Chateau||May 4 1905||Chateau||18 yrs||LaGrippe||Fairview|
|Power||Sarah||Riverhead||Nov 4 1905||Riverhead||32 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Power||Thomas||Chateau||Nov 5 1905||Chateau||22 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Power||Pierce||St. John's||Sept 10 1907||Chateau||70 yrs||Paralysis||Fairview|
|Power||Patrick||St. John's||May 17 1911||Fairview||64 yrs||Nephritia||Fairview|
|Power||Mary||Corner Brook||Oct 4 1914||Corner Brook||53 yrs||Cancer||Fairview|
|Power||Michael||St. John's||Aug 16 1908||Corner Brook||84 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|Power||William P||Corner Brook||Nov 20 1914||Corner Brook||11 mo||Convulsions||Fairview|
|Power||Amelia||Carbonear||Jan 14 1915||Corner Brook||82 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|Power||Alice L||Pinware||Dec 1 1914||Summerside||31 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Reddy||Joseph||St. John's||Aug 9 1902||Summerside||84 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
|Reddy||Josephine||Summerside||July 3 1917||Summerside||54 yrs||Heart Disease||Fairview|
|Reid||Thomas||St. John's||Feb 21 1897||Corner Brook||68 yrs||Pneumonia||Fairview|
|Roderick||Mary F||Corner Brook||Nov 15 1918||Corner Brook||1.5 yrs||Influenza||Fairview|
|Terry||Margaret||Newman's Cove||March 7 1905||Irishtown||32 yrs||Abscess||Fairview|
|Terry||Helen||Newman's Cove||May 18 1906||Irishtown||32 yrs||Consumption||Fairview|
|Terry||Mary||Newman's Cove||Feb 24 1911||Irishtown||75 yrs||Dropsy||Fairview|
|Tessier||Mary||St. Pierre||June 12 1897||Corner Brook||10 yrs`||Diphtheria||Fairview|
|Walsh||Ellen||Waterford Is. Ire||July 28 1903||Corner Brook||85 yrs||Old Age||Fairview|
Compiled and Contributed by:
Marlene Companion August 28, 2000
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