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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, 2000

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

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