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Matthiasville Cemetery
Draper Township, Muskoka District, Ontario

Contributed by Carol Fraser, Feb 24, 2006 [pfraser@csolve.net]. Total records = 42.

Take Hwy 11 north to Hwy 118, go east to Matthiasville. There is a plaque by the road but you have to walk through a pine forest trail to find it.

William Matthias came to Draper Township with 9 sons, a carpenter, mill wright, blacksmith, and formed a town on the South Branch of the Muskoka River. The cemetery is used by this town which both are named after him.

This cemetery began when a young boy, s/o Albert Spring died in a logging accident. They sent logs down the South Branch of the Muskoka river to Lake Muskoka and the young boys seem to be the ones they sent out on the jams to unjam them, many died. Unfortunately his name doesn't survive on the headstones.

I completed this transcription in September 2002.

- Carol Fraser

Legend:

b. = born
bur. = buried
d. = died
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of

Allan, Grace (Graham), b. 20 Feb 1829, d. 30 Apr 1909, "Native of Dumfried Scotland"
Allan, Isabella, b. 1865 b. 1883, d/o Wm & Grace Allen
Allan, Jennett, b. 1882, d. 27 Jul 1891
Allan, Mary, b. 1856, d. 1886
Allan, Thomas, b. 1867, d. 1884, s/o Wm & Grace Allen
Allan, Wm, b. 1827, d. 1896, h/o Grace Graham
Ashdown, Ellen Gertrude, d. 13 Jan 1894, age: 1yr 8m, d/o John & Elizabeth
Bridgman, Isaac, b. 9 Nov 1861, d. 10 May 1920
Buckler, Sarah, d. 19 Jun 1890, age: 63 yr, s/w Thomas Buckler
Buckler, Thomas, d. 18 Jul 1884, age: 53 yr, h/o Sarah
Cairns, Wm., d. 23 Aug 1877, s/o David Cairns & Sarah Coulter
Dennison, James, bur. 10 Mar 1887, age: 53yr, "Native of Ireland"
Dixon, Lucy, b. 1887, d. Apr 5 1914, age: 16y 10m, "Native of England"
Franthrop, Frederick, d. Jul 15 1905, age: 11yr, "home boy drowned"
Hall, John, b. 10 Apr 1817, d 16 Mar. 1872, "Native of St. Stephens N.B."
Hawn, Michael, d. 29 Jun 1895, age: 85 yr
Hawn, Peter, b. 23 Feb 1882, d. 8 Jun 1919, age: 37 yr
Innes, Edwin, d. 6 May 1886, age: 15y 10m
Kingsett, Wm Henry, d. 23 Jul 1914, age: 17y 8m, "drowned South Branch Muskoka River"
Laheny, Elizabeth, d. 25 Mar 1884, age: 70 yr, "Native of Slingo Ireland"
Laheny, James, d. 1882, age: 24 hrs, s/o Richard Laheny
Laheny, Richard, b. 2 Jul 1847, d. 2 Nov 1904, age: 52yr
Lamond, Geo., d. 12 Apr 1877, age: 4yr 10m, s/o Donald & Margaret (Peterkin)
Loshaw, Edgar (Ted), b. 8 May 1887, d. 1 Mar 1920, age: 32yr, s/o Isaac & Chloe Loshaw
Mather, Susannah, b. 1865, d. 1940
Mather, W. H., b. 1864, d. 1932
Matthias, Helen Margaret, d. 15 Dec 1918, age: 2yr
McCord, John, d. 13 Nov 1876, age: 12y 10m 10d, s/o Samuel & Harriet McCord
Moffatt, Alexander, d. 27 Apr 1886, age: 51yr
Pearson, John Yates, d. 31 Mar 1886, age: 35 yr (drowned)
Peterkin, Geo. J., b. 29 Apr 1894, d. 23 Dec 1908, age: 15yr, s/o John & Mary
Peterkin, Gordon, b. 23 Oct 1888, d. Jun 19 1904, s/o John & Mary
Peterkin, Wm., b. 15 Jun 1884, d. 5 Jun 1912, s/o John & Mary
Rice, John, d. 23 Mar 1886, age: 45 yr
Richardson, Elizabeth, d. 5 Jan 1881, age: 70yr, w/o Hill Richardson
Richardson, Hill, d.16 Jun 1892, age: 75yr
Scott, Jennie, d. 2 Oct 1892, age: 2y 2m. 2d, d/o Arron & Jessie Scott
Scott, Jessie, d. 10 Oct 1892, age: 11y 9m, d/o Arron & Jessie Scott
Scott, Maggie, d. 18 Sep 1892, age: 13y 8m. 4d, d/o Arron & Jessie Scott
Stewart, Margaret (Allan), b. 1858 Halton On Can, d. 23 Apr 1885, w/o Wm Stewart
Stewart, Mary, d. 24 May 1885, d/o Wm. & Margaret Stewart
Walker, Agnes, b. 6 Jun 1844, d. Feb 7, 1909, age: 65y 8m

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