"In memory of" Chelsea's historic cemeteries: Community institutions from pioneer times to the present.

"In memory of" Chelsea's historic cemeteries: Community institutions from pioneer times to the present.

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Title: "In memory of" Chelsea's historic cemeteries: Community institutions from pioneer times to the present.
Author: Craig Martin, Jean Carol.
Abstract: In Chelsea Quebec, four cemeteries date from the early decades of its settlement in the 1820s. Three are burial sites for Protestants and one is a Roman Catholic cemetery. These exemplify different kinds of burial sites which developed in frontier settlements: the family plot, a private burial area, a communal burial area and a church-organized site. As institutions, the cemeteries in Chelsea appear to be models or types common to stages of pioneer settlement. In this rural municipality located within a twenty-minute drive from the cities of Ottawa and Hull, the slower rate of community growth and actions to preserve two of its cemeteries as historic sites have presented an opportunity to assess their present status and to research their history. Starting with the cemeteries and their monuments as a primary source, and referring to land grants, church and municipal records, census, newspaper and local people, a rich resource of information has helped to flesh out the story of these grave sites and those buried there. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
Date: 1999
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/8734

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