Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lilly and Mary

A few weeks ago, I showed the grave of Abner Everitt and his third wife who were buried in the Waterdown Union Cemetery. While looking through my cemetery photo folder, I came across Abner's first two wives. They are buried in "Job's Lane Cemetery" which I now realize is the family owned "Union Burying Ground". Both of these wives would pass on within less than a year of each other,  Lilly in March of 1854 and Mary Ann in January of 1855. One can only imagine the grief Abner endured during this period.

for a Taphophile Tragics at Union Burying Ground, Burlington

Monday, 29 October 2012


at Gage Park
a 48' mural by local artist Grace Reynolds (click to enlarge)
for a Mural Monday

Saturday, 27 October 2012

last game today

at Ivor Wynne Stadium
   before it is torn down and rebuilt

Friday, 26 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Kenton Van Pelt was spending a few days at his grandparent's cottage when tragedy struck. He was 15 years old, a boy who was an avid swimmer and loved the outdoors and enjoying his summer before starting grade 11 at Hamilton District Christian High School in September. No-one knows quite what happened after Kenton dived off the dock at Georgian Bay, but it would be five hours before his body was found. He leaves behind a large mourning community of friends at his school and church and family. Born on September 6, 1996, the youngest child of Michael and Deani Van Pelt and brother of Meghan and Andrea. He drowned on July 28, 2012 and is now resting at the St John's Anglican Church Cemetery in Ancaster.

for a Taphophile Tragics at St John's Anglican Church Cemetery

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Abner Everitt inherited 100 acres of land in West Flamborough in 1849 when he became 16 years of age, according to his grandfather's will. His father, Daniel, died of unknown causes on his 25th birthday in 1835, before young Abner was 2 years old. His grandfather would die a year later and his mother in 1848. Before he himself died in 1909, Abner would have three wives. First was Lilly Malloy, whom he married in 1853, though whether that was before or after their son William's birth in March of that year is unknown. Lilly died in March of 1854 (maybe William was actually born in '54?) It seems Abner quickly found himself another wife and married Mary Ann Sovereign the same year, but that marriage did not last long as she died on January 6th, 1855. He waits awhile before marrying his third wife, Mary Tuck, in 1857. There is no mention of a child in the genealogy chart I found, but it is suggested that Mary's mother may have been also named Mary Ann which could explain the name of the 'Mary Ann' who died at 6 months in 1864. Both Lilly and Mary Ann, wives #1 & #2, are buried in  Job's Lane Cemetery. Abner and Mary and the son William, who lived until 1937, are buried in Waterdown Union Cemetery.

for a Taphophile Tragics at Waterdown Union Cemetery

Monday, 8 October 2012

the lure of beer

James St North
on a shed across from the Fisher's Pier4 Bar and Grill     detail below

for a Monday Mural

Tuesday, 2 October 2012