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United Church Graveyard
Random Island

Trinity Bay District


Headstone transcriptions from Thoroughfare United Church graveyard, Random Island, Newfoundland.
Thoroughfare is now uninhabited (since the early1960s). The graveyard is quite overgrown and many headstones are toppled.
Several tombstones are made of slate, possibly mined from the quarry on the north side of Smith Sound.
There are lots of graves in the graveyard without headstones or with plain wooden crosses containing no markings.

1) MILLS Thomas       no statistics are provided on the tombstone, which is made of slate.
2) MILLS Nathaniel   Feb. 5, 1901, 56 years.  
3) MILLS Anne   May 14, 1923, 74 years & 6 months. NOTE: wife of Nathaniel
4) MILLS James   March 17, 1894, 16 years. Drowned    Note: Nathaniel, Anne and James share the same tombstone - son of Nathaniel and Anne Mills
5) MILLS Bertie   Sept. 16, 1896, 3 years & 4 months. son of John and Sophie Mills
6) MILLS Sophie   July 23, 1944, 76 years. wife of John Mills,
7) LEONARD Thomas April 25, 1879; May 26, 1901. aged 22 years & 1 Month  
8) MILLS Caroline   June 2, 1899, 19 years. daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Mills
9) MILLS Philip   May 9, 1934, 46 years.  
10) MILLS Daphne   October 25, 1932, 15 years. NOTE: daughter of Philip and Hattie Mills, - Philip and Daphne share the same headstone
11) IVANY Harvey July 8 July 14, 1933.   son of John and Hilda
12) LODER Caroline Feb. 21, 1861; Apr. 18, 1930.   born at Trinity  Died at Irelands Eye
13) LODER James 1860- 1934   NOTE: husband of Caroline and shares headstone with her
14) LODER (?)  Hazel Doris   Aug. 22-31, 1927    
15) LODER Freddie S. Dec. 3, 1919; Dec. 12, 1919.   Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Loder, NOTE: initial probably stands for Scott
16) BROWN James   March 28, 1943, 82 years  
17) BROWN Leah   died Jan. 4, 1952, 88 years NOTE: wife of James
18) BROWN Delilah   Dec. 26, 1920, 20 years. daughter of James and Leah - NOTE: Delilah, James and Leah share the same headstone.
19) LANGER William James   July 15, 1956, 70 years. husband of Dinah Anne Langor, - NOTE: This person, my grandfather, was the last person buried in Thoroughfare
20) MILLS Una   July 4th 1921 4 Months, Darling Child of Walter and Annie Mills
21) MILLS George   Sept 4, 1922, 15 years  

Transcribed by Dr. David William Langor, August 20, 2003.

Updated and photos added by Terry Piercey (November 2008)

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

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