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Tilt Cove - Beaver Cove Pond Cemetery

I believe this is a Methodist cemetery, as my gg-gm Matilda (Adams) Winsor Butler was buried there and she was Methodist. The cemetery is (usually) extremely overgrown and difficult to enter; however at times in the 1990s it was cleared by local men's groups, in particular for the 1992 Tilt Cove Reunion. Debris from the mine was dumped on the site, when the mine was reopened at Tilt Cove from 1957 to 1967; there were undoubtedly many headstones covered up, as a result. As you are entering Tilt Cove, you pass Beaver Cove Pond on your left; a little further on there is an access road on the left side, from which you can (thru the brambles and trees) struggle your way into the cemetery.
The headstone inscriptions were transcribed by JILL MARSHALL, 1990 and 1992. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.
Name DeathDate/Age Additional Headstone Information Additional Research Information
Jessie Clara SHORT died Nov 10 1901 age 9 yrs, 7 months
Daughter of Benjamin SHORT & Eve WINSOR; born Mar 22 1892

James WINSOR died Jan 13 1913 age 66 yrs Husband of Mary Ann Son of Isaac WINDSOR & Matilda M ADAMS; married Mary Ann FARR, dau of George Farr & Fanny Burt (wife was buried in Toronto ON)
On the same stone; THEIR CHILDREN:
Rosalie WINSOR died Jan 18 1878
Dau of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; no bapt record
Hellen WINSOR died Apr 2 1882 age 3 1/2 years
Dau of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; Bapt as Ellen Scelia, born Dec 13 1878; church records stated she died Jul 24 1882 age 3 yrs, 6 months
James H WINSOR died Apr 21 1883
Son of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; bapt as James Harris, born Apr 4 1882; church records - buried Apr 22 1883 age 13 months
Arthur WINSOR died Sep 7 1889
Son of James WINSOR & Mary Ann Farr; bap as Arthur Kenneth, born Jan 17 1888
Raymond WINSOR died Jul 28 1892
Son of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; bap as James Raymond, born Jan 24 1886; church records state died Jul 24 1892; from family tradition, died of a chill after being held upside down over the water by a group of children
George WINSOR died March 4 1898
Son of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; no bap record
William WINSOR died November 1900
Son of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; no bap record
Florella WINSOR (married name LOCKE) died Aug 1 1907
Dau of James WINSOR & Mary Ann FARR; born Mar 13 1876; married William Francis Locke; bap as Florella Matilda Nightingale Winsor

John DIAMOND died Dec 18 1905 age 36 yrs Husband of Irene
Irene DIAMOND died May 26 1906 age 28 yrs Wife of John

Abner BATH died Nov 4 1905 age 21 yrs Son of Alfred Likely son of Alfred BATH & Selina WATERMAN; his brother George named a son Abner, likely in his memory

Frank WELSHMAN died Nov 5 1905 age 3 weeks Son of Abraham & Susan Welshman Abraham Welshman of Shoe Cove married widow Susan Oake of Fogo 1894
Emmie WELSHMAN died Nov 9 1905 age 2 years Dau of Abraham & Susan Welshman

David OAKE died Sept 8 1908 age 61 yrs Erected by his children David Oake married Maria Blandford in 1869 at Tilt Cove

Bertha M OXFORD died May 31 1910


Jesse MILES died July 15 1910 age 17 years


Elsie May WINSOR died April 1 1908
Dau of William Winsor & Elizabeth Ann UNK; born Nov 7 1889; from Emmie (Richards) Morgan - Elsie May died of pneumonia

Annie STOODLEY died March 3 1916 age 19 yrs, 7 months
Parents unknown, but would have been from Indian Burying Place

Benjamin SHORT killed Oct 14 1911 age 53 yrs Erected by his wife Son of John & Amy Short, born Jan 6 1858 Rogues Hr; killed in Tilt Cove Mine; married Eve Winsor (dau of Isaac Winsor & Matilda Adams). The headstone is now buried under debris, but the information was taken from a very clear photo.

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