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(including information about the cemetery in GRANDFATHER'S COVE,
aka Grandvache or Granfer's Cove, White Bay)
Picture Contributed by Linda Elkins Schmitt
I did the following headstone transcriptions (partial) on a trip to White Bay in the summer of 2000. I wish to thank Bob PITTMAN, owner of the Danny Corcoran Lodge in Great Harbour Deep, for taking me there. We accessed the area by water. The cemetery is located near Sandy Point, on top of a little hill, next to a path which once served as the road around the community. Bob told me that the church, which was Apostolic, was taken from it's location on the hill and floated to Great Harbour Deep when the residents resettled in the 1960s. Only the steps remain in Little Harbour Deep, engraved with the date July 20, 1956. Previous to the 1920s, people appear to have been buried in a cemetery in Grandfather's Cove. We could not locate this cemetery, as it is now covered by a thick growth of trees, but local information suggests there were headstones there at one time. According to Julie (NEWMAN) PARSONS, my great grandmother, Lydia CRITCH, wife of John CRITCH Jr., and daughter of George and Diana (BATH) CASSELL, who died in 1915, is buried there. She also told me that Simon NEWMAN, who was accidentally shot by his uncle Ned, is also buried there. Reg ELGAR, a resident of Great Harbour Deep, told me there was a headstone there in memory of a father and son who drowned while duck hunting (he believes they were RANDELLs), and it was dated sometime around 1890. If anyone has any further information or photos concerning persons buried in either of these cemeteries, please contact the transcriber. (Linda Elkins-Schmitt
John Elias 1946-1985, age 38
Lindy, husband of Julia Newman, d 30 March 1952, age 40
Noah, 4 June 1961, age 75
Sarah, wife of William, died 26 Mar 1956, age 89
William husband of Sarah, died 29 Jun 1938, age 71
(transcriber's note as told to me by their daughter, Julie NEWMAN PARSONS: William and Sarah Ann (CASSELL) were married in 1892 in Grandvache. William was the son of George NEWMAN, Sarah the daughter of William CASSELL of Big Harbour Deep)
Soloman, died 19 Feb 1951, age 85, husband of Theresa
Elias John, husband of Naomi, died 16 Jul 1946, age 65
Martha Blanche, died 3 Sept 1982 age 58
(note from Bob PITTMAN: Blanche was a PITTMAN. Her husband Uncle Danny NEWMAN was brought here last year (ie 1999) from Englee and buried. And John, their son, is buried here, too.)
Mary, wife of Thomas, died 26 Jan 1961 age 52
Lydia, wife of Noah, died 18 Dec 1940 age 54
Also child Emily, died 26 Nov 1932, age 22
Father and Mother:
George, died 24 Jun 1928, age 87
Virtue, wife, died 11 Mar 1931, age 82
(transcriber's note: George and Virtue (RANDELL) were married 1865 in Grandvache)
Adam, son of Joseph & Susanna, died 18 June 1937 age 25
Elias John, husband of Naomi, d 6 Jul 1946, age 65
RANDELL (no headstone)
Laura, wife of Elias, daughter of Lydia (CASSELL) and John CRITCH
Contributed by Linda Elkins SchnittPage Last Modified: Friday March 22, 2013 (Don Tate)
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