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This cemetery is on Wolfe Island in Marysville next to the old one. This is the new section of the cemetery the old one is no longer active & is overgrown with brush. This new one is very well kept. It appears that the first burial is Patrick Ryan in 1867.
The land for Sacred Heart New Cemetery was purchased on 23 Nov 1899 from Catherine [nee Baker] Murphy for $405.00. It is mostly in Lot 2 Old Survey, but also lies partly on Lot 3 Old Survey. The cemetery property purchased in 1899 is located on the south side of what was then John McCall (McCaul)'s property. The Baker family operated a store on Wolfe Island for about 130 years. After the last of the Bakers who owned the store died in the 1970's(?), they left about $200,000 to Sacred Heart parish.
The Old Sacred Heart Cemetery is on part of Lot 5 Old Survey. If you look at the 1878 Meacham Atlas, you'll see it attached to the south corner of the Catholic Church property. The land for it was donated in 1847 by Anne McRae, widow of Dr. John McRae, who died in 1838. She had purchased Lot 5 Old Survey in 1841 after James Hector McRae came to the Island about 1840 and took over her late husband's farm at Lot 1 Concession 6, NBL. We believe James H. McRae to have been Dr. John McRae's nephew
For burials before 1867 look in the OLD SECTION