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Forteau United Church Cemetery
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Forteau United Church Cemetery
Forteau, Labrador Straits, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Lat: 51° 28' 00"N, Lon: 56° 58' 00"W

Submitted by Charles Gravel, Apr 27, 2006, last edited Aug 27, 2007 [charles_gravel@hotmail.com]. Total records = 69.

Forteau is located about 15 miles from the Quebec/Labrador line on 510 E Road.

The French name Forteau, can be translated as "strong waters" in English. It refers to the strong oceantides and currents prevalent in Forteau Bay. The village was established in 1774, with the arrival of the Jersey and English fishermen, who were Joseph Bird and William Buckle.

Nowadays, Forteau is the second most important community of the east coast of Labrador with about 500 peoples, a high school and a local Health Care Center.

Both the Anglican and United cemeteries are side by side in the middle of the village, between 510 E and the ocean. The entrance to the cemeteries is on the right side of the road about 200 feet before the Mountain Field Academy school.

I visited and read this cemetery in Oct of 2000. It includes all existing and legible stones and markers.

- Charles Gravel

Barney, Fronia, b. 30 Apr 1941, d. 20 Feb 1996
Barrett, Maria, d. 25 Jul 1938, his children
Barrett, Robert, d. 17 Jul 1910, his brothers and sisters
Barrett, William, d. 17 Jul 1926, age: 69y, h/o Barrett, Marie
Belbin, Annie, M., b. 1916, d. 1995
Belbin, Arnold, b. 1910, d. no date
Bell, Arthur Lemmon, b. 10 Aug 1856, d. 18 Jan 1947
Bell, Frederick, d. 28 Aug 1929, age: 48y
Bell, Naomi, d. 11 Aug 1913, age: 72y, w/o Bell, William
Bell, Sarah A., d. 22 Oct 1928, age: 75y, w/o Bell, Arthur L.
Critch, Jehu, b. 1897, d. 1984
Delaney, James, d. 5 Mar 1946, age: 36y
Fowler, Mary Ann, d. 13 Oct 1968, age: 86y, w/o Fowler, Sidney
Gritch, Ishmael, d. 9 Nov 1946, age: 78y
Gritch, Johanna, d. 24 Dec 1925, age: 54y, w/o Gritch, Ishmael
Hancock, Albert E., d. 28 Jun 1958, age: 84y, h/o Hancock, Mary E.
Hancock, Allan S., b. 1915, d. 1997
Hancock, Annie Flora, d. 1931, age: 17y 5m, d/o Hancock, Albert E. & Mary E.
Hancock, baby, d. no dates, s/o Hancock, Jeffrey & Dora
Hancock, Calvin, d. 3 Jul 1954, age: 2y 1m 13d, s/o Hancock, Jeffrey & Dora
Hancock, Charlotte, d. 18 Aug 1943, age: 67y, w/o Hancock, Henry J.
Hancock, Damien Samuel, b. 23 Jun 1976, d. 19 Mar 1999
Hancock, Dora Alice, b. 1 Aug 1919, d. 28 Oct 1975, age: 57y
Hancock, Eldon, b. 25 Sep 1911, d. 22 Nov 1925
Hancock, Etta Pearl, b. 28 Jan 1916, d. 27 Jan 1991, w/o Hancock, William
Hancock, Frederick, b. 22 Sep 1884, d. 22 Nov 1967
Hancock, Gordon, d. 1909, age: 2y, s/o Hancock,Albert E. & Mary E.
Hancock, Harold Garfield, b. 27 Jul 1918, d. 2 Nov 1998
Hancock, Henry, d. 24 Dec 1946, age: 77y 11m
Hancock, Hilda, d. 9 Sep 1963, age: 77y, w/o Hancock, Frederick
Hancock, Hubert, d. 1915, age: 12y, s/o Hancock, Albert E. & Mary E.
Hancock, Isabella, d. 8 Aug 1926, age: 78y
Hancock, Jeffrey, b. 6 Feb 1908, d. 7 Dec 1969, age: 61y, his wife and children
Hancock, Joseph, d. 10 Jan 1923, age: 84y
Hancock, Karen, b. 1954, d. 1956, d/o Hancock, William & Pearl
Hancock, Linda, d. 1949, d/o Hancock, William & Pearl
Hancock, Mary E., d. 1 Sep 1957, age: 79y, w/o Hancock, Albert E.
Hancock, Philip J., b. 4 Jul 1905, d. 2 May 1981, his sister Margaret
Hancock, Robert, b. 4 Feb 1914, d. 15 May 1974, his wife and children
Hancock, Ross, d. 1948, s/o Hancock, William & Pearl
Hancock, William W., b. 27 Sep 1917, d. 19 Nov 1973, age: 54y, h/o Hancock, Pearl
Handcock, Maud, d. 28 Aug 1916, age: 19y
Hillyard, Robert E., b. 1909, d. 1995
Lewis, William Frederick, d. 20 Apr 1930, age: 4y 4m 8d, s/o Trimm, Ernest & Laura
Roberts, Abraham, b. 1877, d. 1970
Roberts, Caroline, d. 17 Feb 1929, age: 73y, his children
Roberts, Delbert, d. 30 Mar 1947, age: 47y, w/o Roberts, Emily
Roberts, Eli, d. 23 Jun 1938
Roberts, Emily, b. 25 Sep 1902, d. 19 Feb 1989
Roberts, Essau, b. h/o Caroline, d. 24 Nov 1924, age: 78y
Roberts, George, b. 16 Oct 1938, d. no date, no deathdate
Roberts, Gertrude, d. 26 Aug 1976, age: 62y
Roberts, Glenda, d. 29 May 1954, age: 1y, d/o Roberts, Frederick & Etta
Roberts, Ivan, d. 3 Aug 1958, age: 4y, s/o Robert, Wilfred & Lilly, his grand-father
Roberts, Lily Mae, b. 28 Jan 1930, d. 27 Oct 1998, w/o Wilfred
Roberts, Louisa, d. 22 Oct 1965, age: 84y 8m, w/o Roberts, Abram
Roberts, Maxwell, b. 24 Mar 1906, d. 15 Mar 1993, age: 87y, h/o Melsie
Roberts, Wilfred Winsor, b. 28 Nov 1915, d. 15 Sep 1972, h/o Lily Mae
Roberts, William, d. 10 Feb 1951, age: 74y 11m, his wife
Salter, George, d. 19 Sep 1946, age: 75y
Smith, Nora L., b. 1884, d. 1954, w/o Roberts, William
Trimm, Ernest, b. 9 Oct 1981, d. 24 Jan 1965
Trimm, Harold L., b. 1930, d. 1993
Trimm, Laura, b. 1886, d. 6 May 1937
Trimm, Marion, b. 29 Apr 1921, d. 17 Jan 1995
Trimm, Norman R., b. 20 Oct 1949, d. 15 Nov 1969, age: 20y 20d, s/o Trimm, Robert & Marion
Trimm, Robert F.W., b. 23 Apr 1916, d. 11 Feb 1980
Trimm, Stanley, b. 28 Dec 1911, d. 16 Nov 1994, age: 82y, h/o Elsie
Whalen, Winnifred E., b. 23 Nov 1909, d. 28 Sep 1975, w/o Whalen, John

Misc:
3 wooden cross, no inscriptions
1 wooden stele (unreadable)

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