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Boscobel Cemetery
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Boscobel Cemetery
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Boscobel Cemetery
Valcourt, Shefford County, Quebec

Contributed by Joan Cruickshank, Sep 25, 2008, last edited Jan 18, 2010 [dean.cruickshank@sympatico.ca]. Total records = 90.

Out of Sherbrooke, Quebec, follow Route 55 North towards Richmond, Quebec. Take exit 85 for Melbourne, and travel south on Route 243 to Racine, Quebec. From there, travel west on Route 222 to Valcourt, Quebec. In Valcourt, follow Rue de la Montagne to Chemin Boscobel, and then onto Range 8. This cemetery is located on the 8th Range, in the rural area of Valcourt, Quebec.

William Hackwell, one of Boscobel’s first settlers, donated land in 1872, for the building of Saint John the Divine Church, and a burial ground for its congregation. The church has since been torn down, but the cemetery still remains. It sits amongst some beautiful farmland, and is surrounded by a metal fence and lovely century old maple trees. William Hackwell, his wife Sarah, and numerous other early settlers of the area are resting within.

I walked this cemetery in September 2008, and transcribed from all the existing and legible stones to the best of my ability.

- Joan Cruickshank

Legend:

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

Abbot, W. A., illegible
Abbott, Mary Smart, illegible
Abbott, Percy A., b. 1879, d. 1938
Barker, Alice Copping, b. 1877, d. 1957, s/w George & Elizabeth, & Clara M.
Copping, Albert H., d. 3 Jan 1875, age 1y 4m, s/o Henry & Sarah J., s/w James E. his brother
Copping, Alfred S., d. Dec 1886, age 2? Yrs, s/o Henry & Sarah J., s/w William T. his brother
Copping, Annie A. Truax, b. 30 Jan 1850, d. 6 May 1884, s/w Joseph her husband, & Emily E.
Copping, Charles Clayton, d. 23 Jan 1886, s/o G. & E.
Copping, Clara M., b. 1872, d. 1946, s/w George & Elizabeth, & Alice (Copping) Barker
Copping, David, d. 27 Oct 1887, age 16y 9m 11d, s/o Henry & Sarah J.
Copping, Elizabeth, b. 20 Jan 1844, d. 23 Dec 1932, s/w George her husband, Clara M., & Alice (Copping) Barker
Copping, Emily E. Moffatt, b. 17 Feb 1852, d. 22 Oct 1933, s/w Joseph her husband, & Annie A.
Copping, Eva E. Oborne, b. 1880, d. 1947, w/o & s/w Norman B.
Copping, George, b. 1 Jun 1838, d. 30 Sep 1891, age 53 yrs, s/w Elizabeth his wife, Clara M., & Alice (Copping) Barker
Copping, Henry, illegible
Copping, Isabella Lummis, b. 1880, d. 1966, w/o & s/w William Carter
Copping, James E., d. 6 Nov 1888, age 13 yrs, s/o Henry & Sarah J., s/w Albert H. his brother
Copping, Joseph, b. 30 Jan 1849, d. 6 Jun 1907, s/w Emily E. Moffatt, & Annie A. Truax his wives
Copping, Norman B., b. 1874, d. 1962, s/w & h/o Eva E. Oborne
Copping, Ralph L., b. 1911, d. 1977, s/o Wilfred & Helena
Copping, Sarah J. Holtby, b. Jan 1840, d. Nov 1900, w/o Henry
Copping, Stanley Gordon, b. 1915, d. 1981, s/w & h/o Thelma Jean Kezar
Copping, Thelma Jean Kezar, b. 1914, d. 1987, w/o & s/w Stanley Gordon
Copping, William Carter, b. 1878, d. 1957, s/w & h/o Isabella Lummis
Copping, William T., d. Jan 1889, age 22 yrs, s/o Henry & Sarah J., s/w Alfred S. his brother
Derry, Kenneth F. O., b. 1881, d. 1936, s/w & h/o Maude C. Copping
Derry, Maude C. Copping, b. 3 Mar 1882, d. 9 Jul 1976, w/o & s/w Kenneth F. O.
Hackwell, A. Arleen, b. 1893, d. 1947, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Hackwell, C. Gertrude, b. 1898, d. 1953, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Hackwell, Catherine Beers, b. 1841, d. 1875, w/o Joseph (Name spelled “Hackweell” on stone)
Hackwell, Charlotte Agnes Ledoux, b. 24 Nov 1856, d. Jul 10 1929, w/o Joseph
Hackwell, Ellen Lucelia, d. 23 Aug 1878, age 5y 4m 3d, d/o J. & C.
Hackwell, Joseph Stuart, b. Jun 1888, d. Nov 1945
Hackwell, Joseph William, b. 5 Nov 1915, d. 25 Mar 1989
Hackwell, Joseph, b. 14 Mar 1841, d. 6 Mar 1902, s/w William & Sarah. Native of Somersetshire, England
Hackwell, Louise Cox, b. 17 Dec 1840, d. 21 Nov 1909, w/o Lot, native of Halisham, Sussex, England
Hackwell, Sarah, b. 13 Jan 1812, d. 11 Dec 1891, s/w William her husband, & Joseph. Native of Stoke, England
Hackwell, William, b. 27 Jul 1810, d. 21 Dec 1888, s/w Sarah his wife, & Joseph (Native of No. Perott Somersetshire, England. Imigrated to Canada June 4, 1842. First settler in Boscobel Oct 20, 1854)
Hackwell, William, b. 3 Oct 1865, d. 8 Mar 1953
Haslett, Adai Viola, d. 13 Mar 1896, age 3m 1d, d/o James
Haslett, Amanda C. Norris, d. 30 Mar 1897, age 29y 8m 7d, w/o & s/w James
Haslett, Ella Iniz, d. 23 Jun 1892, age 2m 11d, d/o S. & E.
Haslett, Ella M. Norris, b. 1864, d. 1952, w/o & s/w Stephen (death date on stone reads 1852)
Haslett, James, b. 1853, d. 1936, s/w & h/o Amanda C. Norris
Haslett, Stephen, b. 1855, d. 1931, s/w & h/o Ella M. Norris
Hyde, George Carside, d. 22 Jan 1922, age 65 yrs
Hyde, John, b. 9 Jul 1828, d. 15 Mar 1910, native of England
Hyde, Sarah, b. 3 Jun 1829, d. 5 Nov 1896, w/o John, native of England
Johnson, Merrill, d. 13 Jun 1894, age 34y 4m
Johnson, Ruby E., d. 29 Jan 1893, age 2y 5m 1d, d/o M.C. & O. I.
Laurie, Hannah Norris, d. 23 Aug 1897, age 57 yrs, w/o Robert
Ledoux, Charles E., b. 1862, d. 1944, s/w & h/o M. Elizabeth Hackwell
Ledoux, M. Elizabeth Hackwell, b. 1867, d. 1954, w/o & s/w Charles E.
Lummis, Cornwallis, Rev., b. 18 May 1851, d. May 1926
Lummis, Mary Louisa Patenaude, d. 16 Mar 1921, age 66th year, w/o Rev. C.
Martin, Lizzie M., d. 1903, balance illegible
McKee, Ann Jane Walker, d. 8 Feb 1891, age 74y 9m, w/o Samuel
Moffatt, Grace D. Copping, b. 1877, d. 1925, s/w Nelson R. her husband, & Marjorie Maude her daughter
Moffatt, Marjorie Maude, b. 1909, d. 7 Jan 2010, d/o & s/w Nelson R. & Grace D.
Moffatt, Nelson R., b. 1863, d. 1940, s/w Grace D. his wife, & Marjorie Maude his daughter
Mosher, Dorothy Derry, b. 1910, d. 1999, s/w Kenneth Lorne
Mosher, Kenneth Lorne, b. 1907, d. 2002, s/w Dorothy
Noakes, Celia Truax, b. Sep 1885, d. Apr 1969, d/o & s/w John & Aurile
Norris, Alice L. Oborne, b. 1883, d. 1945, s/w Neal N. her husband, & Evelyn, & George her infant children
Norris, Evelyn, no dates, s/w Neal N. & Alice L. her parents, & George her brother
Norris, George, no dates, s/w Neal N. & Alice L. his parents, & Evelyn his sister
Norris, Neal N., b. 1881, d. 1960, s/w Alice L. his wife, & Evelyn, & George his infant children
Oborne, Annie Brown, b. 1840, d. 1925, w/o & s/w James
Oborne, David, b. 15 Apr 1841, d. 3 Aug 1908
Oborne, Ethel M. Haslett, b. 1885, d. 1961
Oborne, George R., b. 1879, d. 1951, s/w & h/o Ethel M. Haslett
Oborne, Henry, d. 23 Jan 1900, age 56 yrs, s/w & h/o Sarah Hackwell
Oborne, James Sr., b. 6 Dec 1807, d. 26 Dec 1899, s/w & h/o Mary Young (Native of Barton St. David Somersetshire, England. Came to Montreal in 1832. Came to Boscobel Mar 6 1856. Married 30 Mar 1828)
Oborne, James, b. 1839, d. 1921, s/w & h/o Annie Brown
Oborne, Mary Young, b. 10 Jun 1807, d. 22 Jan 1883, w/o & s/w James, Sr. (Native of Street, England. Married 30 Mar 1828)
Oborne, Sarah Hackwell, d. 23 Mar 1900, age 54 yrs, w/o & s/w Henry
Priest, Sarah Jane, d. 22 Feb 1876, age 7m 7d
Taber, Earnest Roy, d. 6 Oct 1895, age 1 mo., s/o H.V. & Ida
Taber, Harold E., d. 11 Sep 1892, age 1m 26d, s/o H. & I.
Taber, Harry Vincent, b. 23 Apr 1869, d. 15 Aug 1905
Truax, Addie P., b. 1851, d. 1941, s/w Benjamin & Catherine
Truax, Aurile, d. Jan 1920, s/w John her husband, & Celia (Truax) Noakes her daughter
Truax, Benjamin, b. 1813, d. 7 Feb 1891, age 78 yrs, s/w Catherine his wife, & Addie P.
Truax, Catherine Chartier, b. 27 Aug 1820, d. 23 Jan 1913, s/w Benjamin her husband, & Addie P.
Truax, Ellen M., b. 28 Sep 1877, d. 26 May 1913, w/o B.
Truax, Emma, b. 1870, d. 1926, w/o Arthur
Truax, John, d. May 1904, age 60 yrs, s/w Aurile his wife, & Celia (Truax) Noakes his daughter
Truax, Maria Fletcher, b. 4 Apr 1841, d. 8 Jan 1908, w/o & s/w William
Truax, William Henry, d. 14 Sep 1890, age 28y 6m, s/o William & Maria
Truax, William, d. 10 Feb 1921, age 83 yrs, s/w & h/o Maria Fletcher

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