The Islands: Howe Island: Tombstones: St. Philomena's Cemtery

St. Philomena's Cemetery Tombstones
Howe Island



Taken 2000. Main road is at bottom of photo.


Photos taken 2000 and July 8 2003 by Jen Wylie.
over 200 photos taken at the cemetery; 208 identified tombstones (some with multiple sides and photos), 1 unidentified tombstone, 7 of the general layout.





Location:
Lot 15, South Range. Is located behind St. Philomena's Church on Howe Island Drive. Go straight off of the north ferry and follow the road (it turns), will be on the left hand side. Coming from the Gananoque side ferry go straight, it will be on your right.

There is a fence at the front, however the gates were not locked and there was no trouble getting in. The cemetery is at the back of the church.

The cemetery itself was well cared for, both times I've been there Tim Prior was mowing the grass. Most of the stones are in good condition. There are a few leaning against other stones.

There are woods to the north of the cemetery (supposedly they are indian graves back here... but no one who has mentioned them to me has found them.) There is a tree lined fence to the west and a few bushes along the fence to the east. The oldest part of the cemetery appears to be the west side.

Thank yous to Fern Small and Ken Collins for their transcriptions in 1975, as I referred to this book occasionally when stones were hard to read. I did find some errors in their transcriptions. Some transcriptions I could not find stones for, they are likely the transcriptions of the badly broken and faded stones.

If Iíve made any errors in transcription please drop me an email to let me know. Please feel free to send in any photos of stones that arenít here. Go ahead and download to your computer any of these photos for personal use.





General Set up of Cemetery

I didn't do a plot map, however between the photo above and the following hopefully you can get a general idea of the cemetery layout, and perhaps even locate your family stones. Click on the below photos for larger versions.


Taken about center of cemetery facing church and main road.


Taken about center of cemetery facing south east corner of cemetery.


Taken about center of cemetery facing east of cemetery.


Taken about center of cemetery facing north east corner of cemetery.


Taken about center of cemetery facing north west corner of cemetery.


Taken about center of cemetery facing south west corner of cemetery.




Pages of Tombstone transcriptions and photos

Click on stone name to view photo.
Photos may be slow to load.
Use back button to return to this page, and from photo to transcription page.

Transcriptions without stones and stones without transcriptions
Please take a peek and see if you can help!

Transcriptions and photos Index
Index to names in the following 21 pages.

Transcriptions and photos Page 01 Stones 01 to 10
Transcriptions and photos Page 02 Stones 11 to 20
Transcriptions and photos Page 03 Stones 21 to 30
Transcriptions and photos Page 04 Stones 31 to 40
Transcriptions and photos Page 05 Stones 41 to 50
Transcriptions and photos Page 06 Stones 51 to 60
Transcriptions and photos Page 07 Stones 61 to 70
Transcriptions and photos Page 08 Stones 71 to 80
Transcriptions and photos Page 09 Stones 81 to 90
Transcriptions and photos Page 10 Stones 91 to 100
Transcriptions and photos Page 11 Stones 101 to 110
Transcriptions and photos Page 12 Stones 111 to 120
Transcriptions and photos Page 13 Stones 121 to 130
Transcriptions and photos Page 14 Stones 131 to 140
Transcriptions and photos Page 15 Stones 141 to 150
Transcriptions and photos Page 16 Stones 151 to 160
Transcriptions and photos Page 17 Stones 161 to 170
Transcriptions and photos Page 18 Stones 171 to 180
Transcriptions and photos Page 19 Stones 181 to 190
Transcriptions and photos Page 20 Stones 191 to 200
Transcriptions and photos Page 21 Stones 201 to 208





ST. Philomena Cemetery on Find A Grave




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