About this site
This site contains
cemetery records, with photographs, a map, and additional information
This is an index of people buried in the Advocate Cemetery, and a location guide to assist in locating the various tombstones.
The finished project contains much more information than one could find by examining the tombstones and markers in the cemetery. I have attempted to show the maiden names of all married women and thus have identified them by their maiden names.
For a child or youth under the age of 21, I added the parents’ names to help identify the person.
The index includes over 60 people whose names appear on tombstones, in the cemetery, but are buried elsewhere, as indicated.
There are over 200 people who are buried in the cemetery but have no stone or marker.
These names were obtained from the Vital Statistics records of Nova Scotia, the United Church records for Advocate Harbour and from the scrapbooks of Alene (Sheridan) Mills. Alene’s records, 1928 – 1969, were valuable as she indicated the place of burial, such as Advocate, Spencers Island etc. Other sources used in this project were the Smith Funeral Home web site, Wesleyan records 1848-1925, Lulu Ells’ “Obituary Book 1924-1988”, Census Records, Records of Rev. Porter of the Free Baptist Church, Parrsboro Township Records, notes complied on various family names such as Knowlton, Spicer, Morris, Blenkhorn, Elliott, Hatfield, Atkinson, Ward, Milberry, Dewis etc. The index of the Cemetery prepared in 1988, courtesy of the Wells Foundation, was also consulted.
One must keep in mind that the fact something is carved in stone, doesn’t make it a fact. Many stones contain incorrect birth or death dates. If you have any questions with my revisions please let me know.
Some stones or markers just had a name only on them. I have supplied dates of birth and death and marriage information for these people. I also used the full names of all individuals, if known, to help identify them.
Once a year I visit the cemetery and photograph new stones and changes on older stones. Other data is revised or added as received.
I would like to thank my daughter Estelle for setting up this website and John Cordes for his assistance over the years.