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Wild Cove Cemetery
Bonavista Bay District
Summerville was known as Indian Arm prior to the settlement being
renamed in 1904. The Wild Cove Cemetery is an
old Anglican Church Cemetery located at the farthest tip of the community accessible only by foot (approximately
a 10 to 15 minute walk from the community), or by small boat. The cemetery is located on a grassy piece of land
situated above the beach, and over the years a large number of headstones and graves have been lost
due to erosion by wind, water and time. Some of those remaining are in good condition, others are
very difficult to read. Almost all have beautiful lengthy inscriptions following the names of those resting there.
|MARY||FRYE||Nov.12,1800||Feb.11,1889||89 years 3 months.|
|These next two headstones are side by side enclosed by a wooden fence:|
|BLANDINA||FRY||June 27,1913||25 years 8 months.||Wife of Josiah Frye|
|MARTHA||FRY||July 10,1912||Wife of John Fry|
|EDWARD||HUMBY||Dec.4, 1827||June 24,1912.||85 years 6 months 20 days.||Beloved Husband of Martha and Sarah Humby|
|MARTHA||HUMBY||Nov.2, 1879||49 years.||Beloved wife of Edward Humby|
|WILLIAM||MATTHEWS||Oct.16, 1954||75 years.||Beloved husband of Sarah Matthews|
|SARAH J.||MATTHEWS||Nov. 11, 1973||89 years.|
|JOHN||MATTHEWS||June 28,1925||75 years 3 months||Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Matthews|
|MARY||ELIZABETH||Dec.15, 1929.||84 years 7 months.||Beloved wife of John Matthews|
|The following inscriptions are on one tall headstone surrounded by a wire fence:|
|JANE||HUMBY||May 27,1920.||67 years 3 months.|
|JOHN||HUMBY||October 17,1920||70 years 9 months.|
|The following two inscriptions are on one headstone:|
|GEORGE||NEWELL||July 1,1885.||16 years 11 months.|
|JOHN||NEWELL||April 21,1911.||22 years 7 months.|
|The following three headstones are side by side enclosed by wire fencing:|
|ELIZABETH||ABBOTT||Dec.18, 1961 .||64 years.||Beloved wife of Samuel Abbott|
|SAMUEL||ABBOTT||April 26,1963.||72 years 5 months.|
|PHYLLIS||ABBOTT||April 30,1943.||3 years 1 month.||Daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Abbott.|
|JOHN||ABBOTT||March 31,1936.||57 years.||Beloved husband of Emmie Jane Abbott.|
|SOLOMON||ABBOTT||June 8,1913.||69 years 7 months.||Beloved husband of Lucinda Abbott|
|JOB||ABBOTT||August 24,1857.||22 years.|
|ISSAC||ABBOTT||Sept.4, 1863.||24 years.||Son of Mark & Elizabeth Abbott.|
|BESSIE||MATTHEWS||March 5,1862||4 years.||In Memory of their children:|
|AMY||MATTHEWS||March 26,1862||5 1/2 years.||In Memory of their children:|
|LIZZIE||MATTHEWS||March 27,1872||3 years.||Erected by Joseph and Jane Matthews In Memory of their children|
|The following headstone is lying on the ground almost completely overgrown with grass and weeds :|
|SUSANNAH||HUMBY||June 28,1914||30 years 10 months.|
|There is one other headstone almost completely overgrown with grass and weeds-- which was impossible to gain any information from with the exception of the name; but I include it here just in case it will be of help to anyone researching the name from this particular area: "CHARLES QUINTON"|
Contributed by Martha and Bill Warren March 11, 2000Page Last Modified: Friday March 22, 2013 (Don Tate)
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