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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chain Lakes Cemetery (Municipality of Grassland)

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This small cemetery atop a small hill along highway 21 in the Municipality of Grassland was also the site of a Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting House. Built in 1899, services were held in it until 1949 when it was moved to the village of Dand where it became Dand United Church. A commemorative monument was erected at the site in 1967.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1899-1904

Alma Gould Dale (1854-1930)

1904

Rev. Henry James

1904-1907

Rev. Harry Parry

1907-1908

Alma Gould Dale (1854-1930)

1908-1911

Rev. John Metcalfe

1911-1925

Rev. Henry Sutton

1925-1927

Rev. E. W. Johnson

1927-1931

Rev. W. J. Allen

1931

Wallace Ross Donogh (1887-1968)

1931-1935

Rev. H. C. Harris

1935-1938

Rev. J. D. Robinson

1938-1942

Rev. A. I. A. Carruthers

1942-1948

Rev. Harry Dodd (?-1950)

1948-1949

Rev. A. Lockham

After 1949

See Dand United Church

Photos & Coordinates

Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting House at Chain Lakes

Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting House at Chain Lakes (no date)
Source: Darlene Cox

Chain Lakes Cemetery

Chain Lakes Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Quaker church monument in the Chain Lakes Cemetery

Quaker church monument in the Chain Lakes Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.36884, W100.51038
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chain Lakes Quaker Meeting House / Dand United Church (Dand, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

Sources:

Golden Memories: A History of the Dand Community compiled by the Dand Women’s Institute, 1967, pages 3-14.

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

Alma Gould Dale (1854-1930): Quaker Minister and Social Evangelist” by Sandra McCann Fuller, Canadian Quaker History Journal, 2004-2005, No. 69-70, pages 57-90.

We thank Grant Cassils and Darlene Cox for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 February 2022

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