Beechwood National Cemetery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
April 13, 2010:
Surnames for Search Engine: McPhail, McKay, Keefer, John Currier, Philip Thompson, Robert Blackburn,
George Hay and MacLeod Stuart.(Stewart?)
Beechwood National Military Cemetery
A Howitzer, Made in Canada Military Graves at Beechwood
February 23, 2011:
Thanks to Judy Scott for bringing this new resource to our attention!
Just noticed that Ancestry has added the Beechwood Cemetery registers today. In case you had not seen that yet.
Ancestry.com. Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Beechwood Cemetery Internments, 1873–1990. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Beechwood Cemetery.
About Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990
The five burial ledgers digitized in this database document interments at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario, from
1873 to 1990. The ledgers also contain names for some people who died before 1873 (as early as 1821) whose remains
were later moved to Beechwood.
Beechwood Cemetery was established in 1873 on a rural site outside of Ottawa. Though it began as a Protestant cemetery,
it grew to reflect the multicultural character of Canada itself and now includes a Chinese and other ethno-cultural sections.
In 2001 the cemetery became the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery
was established at Beechwood in 2004. And in 2009 Beechwood was designated the National Cemetery of Canada. Beechwood is
the last resting place of statesmen, veterans and war dead, historical and sports figures, as well as “everyday” Canadians,
including plumbers, farmers, housewives, and waiters.
The interment records are indexed by name, death date, birth date, birthplace, and parents' names. Depending on the year,
ledger pages may also include the following information:
disease or cause of death
date of interment
place of interment
funeral director or undertaker
informant (relative or friend)
informant's relationship to the deceased
Please note that interment records are spread over two pages in the ledger books.
When viewing the images, be sure to browse to the next image to find additional information about the deceased individual.
... Judy Scott
March 21, 2012:
The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has published the following material regarding Beechwood Cemetery:
May 8, 2013:
Beechwood Cemetery will be holding a tour of the gravesites of War of 1812 veterans on June 9, 2013. Our great grandfather
Captain William Brown Bradley will be featured on this tour. I have worked closely with the president of the Goulbourn Museum
last fall in order to write up a biography on the man. The original plan was to have actors in attendance in period dress, and
I believe that is still a go. Only problem is, that right now I don`t know the time of day that the tour will be happening,
but wanted to let you know the date now, in case you wanted to mark your calendars. You can look up William B. Bradley in the
copy of "The Journals of John Allen Snow" that many of you graciously purchased from me. Captain William Brown Bradley was the
grandfather of Catherine Bradley, and she was the wife of John Allen Snow (1823-188).
The Captain was born in Georgia, USA, and had to flee USA because they were on the losing end of the American Revolution. His mother
and step-father brought him and his twin brother up to New Brunswick while he was still a teenager. (his dad died in the American Revolution)
When the War of 1812 broke out (between Britain and USA, again), he joined the forces for Britain. He was sent up this way, and
when the war was over, settled here (Kanata). One of his sons (Clements) settled in Gloucester and had Catherine Bradley.
Catherine grew up to marry John A. Snow already mentioned. As you already know, many descendants of this union moved back to
the United States in modern times (Isobel, Russell, etc.)
For those of you that are on Facebook, please pass this around to the Montreal gang, and the Facebook gang in case they will be
visiting during this time. Keep your sent copy in your sent box, so you can inform whomever you have contacted the time of day,
once I let you know. Please send this out to anyone you know who might be interested in the tour. At the same time you
will be able to visit the gravesites of John Allen Snow and his wife Catherine.....and their descendants including
John Allen Snow, father of Dolly.
I have just learned the Beechwood National Cemetery tour of the gravesites of the veterans of the War of 1812 on June 9th will be
held from 2 - 5 pm. Please spread the word. You can see more about the event at the link below; please read it because I don`t
know if it will be advertised in the newspapers or not.
March 14, 2014:
Book: Great Canadian Profiles Since 1873 by Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario, telephone 613 741-9530.
June 18, 2014:
Duncan Campbell Scott, Archibald Lampman, W. Wilfred Campbell, Nicholas Flood Davin, William Pittman Lett, the Bourinots and
John Newlove are all buried at Poet's Hill in Beechwood Cemetery. They all are important literary figures in Ottawa's past.
September 13, 2015:
There will be a Ceremony for Captain William Brown BRADLEY, War of 1812 Veteran on October 4, 2015.
E-mail Judy Scott, Karen Prytula and Al Lewis
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