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Indian Burying Place Cemetery

Information was collected July 1990 by Jill Marshall, with additions from Paul Coombs, also collected 1990.

Indian Burying Place is located approximately halfway between Nippers Harbour to the south, and Shoe Cove to the north. John & Emma Adams are believed to have been the first family to settle there, sometime in the 1790s-early 1800s. It was abandoned in the 1960s, and no road was ever put through. It can be reached by boat, walking overland or by skidoo in the winter from Snooks Arm. In 1921 the population was 45; in 1935 39 persons resided there.

The headstone inscriptions were transcribed by JILL MARSHALL, 1990. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.


Paul Price, Indian Burying Place Newfoundland
Oil on masonite/panel, 13.25" x 15.75", 1999
Click on linked names to view headstone photograph
Name Date Additional Headstone Information Additional Research Information
Robert (?Herbert) PROLE died Jul 22 1956 age 58 yrs husband of Effie, father of Gerald While name looked like Robert, this may be Herbert Prole bc May 1895, who married Effie Oake and had son Gerald; Herbert Prole was the son of James Robert Prole & Louisa White

John Robert STUDLEY died June 9 1904 age 44 yrs
Son of Thomas STOODLEY & Eliza MAY; church records state died 1905
Also Elizabeth Ann STUDLEY died Sep 20 1892 age 21 yrs
Dau of Thomas STOODLEY & Eliza MAY

Isabella WHITE died June 22 1885 age 22 yrs wife of George WHITE Dau of Henry STOODLEY & Alice POLLARD; md George Albert WHITE

Susanna PROWLE died Jul 24 1889 age 58 yrs wife of George Prole, erected by sons James & Kenneth nee HOWELL
George PROWLE died Dec 14 1889 age 66 yrs husb of Susanna (Howell) Prole, erected by sons James & Kenneth son of William PROLE & Mary ADAMS

Kenneth PROLE died Aug 27 1932 age 63 erected by wife Dorcas Prole Son of George PROLE & Susanna HOWELL
Dorcas Mary PROLE died Feb 21 1954 age 77 yrs wife of Kenneth Prole nee STARKS; dau of David STARKS & Miriam WHITE

Mary PROLE died Aug 23 1929 age 76 yrs sister of Kenneth Prole Dau of George PROLE & Susanna HOWELL

Caroline Lucretia LIND died Sep 16 1876 age 3 yrs Dau of Henry & Elizabeth LIND Henry Lind was an accountant at Betts Cove in the 1880s

Edward Albert PROLE died Aug 6 1944 age 39 yrs
Son of James Albert PROLE & Katherine SHAVE

Katherine PROLE died Oct 17 1930 age 63 yrs wife of James A Prole nee SHAVE; dau of Henry SHAVE of Christchurch, Hants (mother reported to be Arabella BRETT)

Henry SHAVE died May 14 1911 age 90 yrs Native of Christchurch, Hants, England From personal research; born Nov 25 1811 Christchurch, Hampshire, England, son of Robert & Susanna SHAVE; source: British Isles Vital Records CD of the LDS Church

Wilhemina Pearl MAY died Feb 15 1938 age 41 yrs Wife of Henry MAY nee STOODLEY; dau of John Thomas STOODLEY & Lucy (?nee WHITE)

John APELETT (APBLETT) (not collected due to the presence of bees !) Erected by brother Abraham (See collection of Paul Coombs below)

Frederick PROLE died Feb 19 1958 age 75 yrs
Son of Robert PROLE & Susan GILES; md Lilly Bartlett of Change Islands; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Sidney STOODLEY died Jan 3 1959 age 62 yrs Erected by wife Jessamine and foster daughter Rosanna Adopted son of Jacob Charles STOODLEY & Mary Fanny PROLE; md Jessamina PROLE; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Jacob STOODLEY died Nov 13 1957 age 89 yrs (husband of Mary) Son of Henry STOODLEY & Eliza UNKNOWN; md Mary Fanny PROLE; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs
Mary STOODLEY died Nov 3 1939 age 63 yrs wife of Jacob Stoodley nee Mary Fanny PROLE; dau of Robert PROLE & Susan GILES

Henry STOODLEY died Aug 29 1935 age 92 yrs, 11 months Fatheryoungest child of Thomas STOODLEY Sr & Jane ADAMS; Susanna was his 3rd wife
Susanna STOODLEY died Dec 13 1927 age 81 yrs, 5 months Mother3rd wife of Henry Stoodley; maiden name unknown. METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Sophia WHITE died Nov 18 1861 age 26 yrs Wife of Levi White nee BOWERS of Round Harbour
Levi WHITE died Jan 23 1913 age 84 yrs Father; erected by son William Son of James White Sr & Ann ADAMS: md (1) Sophia Bowers & (2) Elizabeth Rideout
Elizabeth WHITE died Jan 19 1913 age 71 yrs StepmotherNee RIDEOUT of Rogues Hr; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Stanley RYAN died Apr 28 1919 age 23 1/2 years Erected by brother Albert Son of Thomas RYAN & Caroline RIDEOUT; died at South West Arm, brought home to be buried; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Caroline RYAN died May 28 1913 age 50 yrs Wife of Thomas Ryan nee RIDEOUT of Indian Burying Place; dau of Isaac RIDEOUT & Caroline WHITE; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Amelia RIDEOUT died Mar 10 1866 age 23 yrs Wife of Joseph Rideout nee WHITE; dau of James WHITE Sr & Ann ADAMS; aka Emily; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Mary STUDLEY died Mar 9 1908 age 29 yrs Wife of Joseph Studley nee WHITE; dau of John WHITE & Emma PARDY; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Isaac RIDEOUT
died October 1867 (no age given) Husband of Caroline White; erected by dau Sophia SNOW and her brother John RIDOUT
Caroline RIDEOUT died Apr 4 1906 age 72 yrs Wife of Isaac Rideout; erected by dau Sophia SNOW and her brother John RIDOUT nee WHITE; dau of James White Sr & Ann ADAMS; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Fanny WHITE died Oct 24 1903 age 24 yrs Wife of Elias White nee Frances Jane BISHOP; dau of Robert & Louisa BISHOP of South West Arm; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

James WHITE died Sept 23 1914 age 88 yrs (husband of Mary) Son of James White Sr & Ann ADAMS
Mary WHITE died Jan 19 1911 age 76 yrs Wife of James White Nee BOWERS, of Indian Burying Place; METHODIST section per Paul Coombs

Albert STOODLEY died Sept 22 1958 age 58 yrs Erected by brother Stafford Stoodley Son of John Thomas STOODLEY & Lucy (?nee WHITE)

James ADAMS died 1841* age 41 yrs
Son of John ADAMS & Emma UNKNOWN: year on headstone believed to be in error (possibly died between 1845/1847); husband of Rosanna (Rosa) UNKNOWN

HEADSTONES COLLECTED BY PAUL COOMBS 1990; research notes by Jill Marshall



Matilda MAY died Feb 13 1913 age 74 yrs Wife of Thomas May Nee WHITE, dau of James White Sr & Ann ADAMS; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

George Alfred BOWERS died Jul 8 1960 age 80 yrs Husband of Dora Minnie Bowers Son of Thomas BOWERS & Joannah FOSS; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs
Dora Minnie BOWERS died Jul 13 1941 age 61 yrs nee Madora GILES, dau of William & Mary Ann GILES of Bobbys Cove; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Jessie Elizabeth DAWE died 31 Dec 1904 age 51 yrs
nee ELLIOTT, of Twillingate; wife of Robert Dawe of Lance Cove, Conception Bay, md 1874 at Indian Burying Place; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Chesley Philip WHITE died Feb 13 1913 age 4 yrs, 6 months Son of Arthur & Emily White

Susanna Maud RIDEOUT died Aug 29 1911 age 16 yrs Daughter of John Rideout Mother was Charlotte ADAMS; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Annie RIDEOUT died Aug 2 1910 age 20 yrs Wife of Warwick Rideout Maiden name unknown; husband was son of John RIDEOUT & Charlotte ADAMS; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Michael POWER died Oct 22 1914 age 49 yrs Died from injuries received while working at Terra Nova Mines, Baie Verte Husband of Elizabeth (Annie) MAY; dau of Thomas MAY & Matilda WHITE; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Gladys APBLETT age 10 years (no dates)
ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

John APBLETT died Sep 2 1880 age 30 yrs Died at Little Bay Mines, a native of Illinois USA*, erected by Notre Dame Bay Lodge of A.F. & A.M. Married Ruth PROLE, dau of George PROLE & Susanna HOWELL; at marriage he was stated to be of Newport, DEVON; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

James Alban* PROLE died Dec 13 1953 age 86 yrs By family *bapt as JAMES ALBERT; md Katherine SHAVE; son of George PROLE & Susanna HOWELL; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Arthur Freeman PROLE died 8 March 1886 age 7 months (SEE RESEARCH) Son of W H & Jane PROULE This date must have been mis-read; he was born Oct 15 1900 & died Mar 8 1906, age 5 1/4 yrs, from church records; son of William Henry PROLe & Jane STOODLEY; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Robert Edward PROULE died Nov 29 1909 age 16 yrs DrownedSon of William Henry PROLE & Jane STOODLEY; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Richard PROLE died Feb 8 1912 age 68 yrs
Son of James PROLE & Elizabeth UNKNOWN; married Maria Susan RIDEOUT of Rogues Hr; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

Thomas STUDLEY died Mar 21 1907 age 78 yrs (husband of Eliza) Son of Thomas STOODLEY Sr & Jane ADAMS; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs
Eliza STUDLEY died Feb 14 1879 age 43 yrs Wife of Thomas Studley nee MAY, of Indian Burying Place; likely daughter of John & Sarah MAY

Ann PARDY died Sep 25 1868 age 19 yrs Wife of Abel Pardy Maiden name unknown; had son George Albert bc Jan 1868 Tilt Cove, bap Jul 11 1869; ANGLICAN section per Paul Coombs

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