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Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery
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Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery
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Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery
Capstan Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Lat: 51° 34' 00"N, Lon: 56° 44' 00"W

Submitted by Charles Gravel, Apr 09, 2006 [charles_gravel@hotmail.com]. Total records = 21.

To reach this area use the Saint Barbe (Newfoundland)-Blanc Sablon (Quebec) ferry. You must drive about 40km east of the landing to get to Capstan Island.

Capstan Island is a small village of about 50 people on the Labrador coast. To reach the cemetery you must follow Fishermen's Crescent road about 500 feet. The cemetery is on the right side of the road behind the playground.

The name of the village comes from a little island close to the shore where seal hunters used to use a special tool called "capstan" to keep seals in fishing nets in the nineteenth century. Nowadays people of Capstan Island still make a living from seal hunting and cod fishing.

This cemetery is owned and maintained by Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church. Judging from the existing markers, the oldest burial in this cemetery is 1875, the last 1992. The cemetery is fenced, but not well maintained.

I visited and read this cemetery in July of 2001. It includes all existing and legible stones and markers. There appear to be some unmarked.

- Charles Gravel

Barney, Lilian Louisa, d. 2 Aug 1912, age: 22y, w/o Fowler, Albert, d/o Barney, John & Susanna
Buckle, Alfred, d. 01 Jul 1875, age: 30y
Buckle, Thomas, d. 09 Jun 1871, age: 54y, s/o Buckle, John
Butt, Joseph F., d. 8 Jan 1968, age: 85y 10m, h/o Butt, Isabelle
Butt, Kevin George, d. 2 Jan 1970, age: 9y 11d
Fowler, Albert Harvey, d. 9 May 1948, age: 70y, h/o Fowler, Lucy
Fowler, Annie Joyce, d. 8 Nov 1938, age: 22y, d/o Fowler, Henry & Julia
Fowler, Christine Beatrice, b. 8 Jul 1963, d. 12 Jan 1964, d/o Fowler, Robert & Jane
Fowler, George L., d. 12 Jul 1927, age: 17y, s/o Fowler, Henry & Julia
Fowler, Henry J., d. 17 Jan 1949, age: 74y 8m, h/o Fowler, Julia
Fowler, John G., d. 4 Aug 1911, age: 8m, s/o Fowler, Albert & Lily
Fowler, John Gardiner, d. 24 Apr 1946, age: 82y
Fowler, Joseph Gardiner, d. 16 Feb 1963, age: 57y 7m, h/o Fowler, Ursula, deceased at St-Antony
Fowler, Julia, b. 1879, d. 1959, w/o Fowler, Henry
Fowler, Julia, d. 12 Nov 1934, age: 62y, w/o Fowler, John
Fowler, Maria Elizabeth, b. 11 Nov 1895, d. 23 Mar 1978
Fowler, Robert, d. 30 Nov 1976, age: 50y, h/o Janie
Fowler, Stanley, d. 6 Aug 1941, age: 16m, s/o Fowler, Fred & Sarah
Fowler, Ursula, b. 1909, d. 1992, w/o Fowler, Gardner J.
Fowler, Wilfred, no dates, s/o Fowler, Albert & Liliane, deathdate illegible
Fowler, William A., b. 17 Oct 1885, d. 16 Apr 1968

Misc:
1 wooden cross, no inscriptions (baby)
2 wooden crosses, no inscriptions

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