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Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Cemetery - Arrowwood District, Alberta

 

The following is a transcription of the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (Doukhobor) Cemetery located 5 miles east of Arrowwood, Alberta. Vulcan County No. 2. Land location: SE 30-20-22 West of Fourth. Latitude: 5043.665. Longitude: 11301.733. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on November 8, 2004.  Updated on April 1, 2007.

 


 

View of the cemetery gate from the road facing west.

 

Historical Background

 

The Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Cemetery was established in 1926 by the Doukhobors of the Lordly Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood colony near Arrowwood. After the colony was abandoned in 1945, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors and is still in active use today. It is privately owned and is well maintained. 

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is two acres in size and is enclosed by a wire fence with a single iron gate. The cemetery contains 174 interments in a single section comprised of eight rows facing east-west. Over half the graves (111) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. These remain unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate or marble upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel east from Arrowwood on Township Road No. 205 for 5 miles (8 km). Then turn south and continue on Range Road No. 225 for .3 miles (.5 km). The cemetery is on the west side of the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Androsoff

 

Anna

 

1873

 

1961

 

 

Androsoff   Edna   Jul. 29, 1904   Dec. 28, 1992    
Androsoff   John W.   Mar. 22, 1904   Sep. 16, 1972    
Androsoff   Mabel W.   Aug. 25, 1891   Mar. 12, 1946    

Androsoff

 

William M.

 

1873

 

1953

 

 

Androsoff

 

W.W.

 

Aug. 25, 1882

 

Apr. 24, 1959

 

 

Anutooshkin   Andrei   1873   1939   aka Simenoff
Anutooshkin   John J.   1889   1932    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candrashowa   Tanya E.   1877   1935    

Chernenkoff

 

Nastasia

 

1869

 

1946

 

 

Currey

 

Mary A.

 

Apr. 27, 1922

 

Dec. 7, 1948

 

nee Markin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golooboff

 

Maria I.

 

1860

 

Feb. 1934

 

Died - age 74 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hlookoff

 

Mary

 

1885

 

May 17, 1928

 

Died - age 43 years

Holoboff

 

Anna

 

Mar. 12, 1895

 

Aug. 8, 1973

 

 

Holoboff

 

Anne

 

Mar. 16, 1927

 

Dec. 31, 1996

 

Wife of Joseph

Holoboff   Eli P.   Aug. 8, 1894   Jun. 12, 1978    
Holoboff   Peter M.   1865   1959    

Holoboff

 

Thomas J.

 

Aug. 10, 1949

 

Aug. 7, 1990

 

Born in Bassano

Holoboff   Winnie   1868   1962    
Horkoff   David W.   Apr. 20, 1952   Dec. 30, 1953    

Horkoff

 

Nicholas P.

 

Dec. 20, 1925

 

May 22, 2003

 

 

Horkoff

 

Pauline

 

Feb. 5, 1927

 

Jan. 8, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lords

 

Anastasia

 

Apr. 21, 1885

 

Nov. 24, 1965

 

aka Holoboff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makortoff   Mabel   Feb. 10, 1925   Oct. 15, 1966    
Makortoff   Mike   1886   1958    

Malakoff

 

John A.

 

1884

 

1941

 

 

Malloff

 

Dora

 

1854

 

1941

 

 

Malloff

 

John

 

1885

 

1941

 

 

Markin

 

Mabel

 

May 4, 1927

 

Mar. 2, 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pereverzoff   Helen W.   1901   1967   Wife of Joseph
Pereverzoff   Joseph A.   1903   1978    
Planidin   Fanny   Oct. 22, 1886   Apr. 1, 1967    
Planidin   Helen   1834   1930    
Planidin   Paul   1859   1945    
Planidin   Paul P.   1885   1929    
Planidin   Polly   1858   1935    
Plotnikoff   George W.   May 28, 1913   May 27, 1951    

Popoff

 

Fred

 

Mar. 10, 1905

 

Jun. 29, 1974

 

 

Popoff

 

Mary

 

Aug. 7, 1906

 

-

 

Wife of Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samaroden   Dunya   -   -    
Samaroden   John   -   -    
Sherbackoff   Harry   1869   1951    
Sherbackoff   Mabel   1869   1954    

Shkuratoff

 

Polly

 

Mar. 1, 1905

 

Jun. 16, 1953

 

 

Shkuratoff

 

William

 

Sep. 4, 1902

 

Sep. 20, 1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verigin

 

Avdotia F.

 

1881

 

Mar. 7, 1929

 

 

Verigin

 

Fedosia L.

 

Aug. 18, 1887

 

Oct. 26, 1981

 

 

Verigin

 

George J.

 

1895

 

1961

 

 

Verigin   Grigory V.   1862   -   Brother of Peter "Lordly" Verigin - No Marker

Verigin

 

Mabel

 

1895

 

1958

 

 

Verigin   Mavra I.   1876   1932    
Verigin   Vasily V.   1856   -   Brother of Peter "Lordly" Verigin - No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wieshlow

 

Anne

 

1887

 

1959

 

 

Wieshlow Fred W. 1932 1943

Wieshlow

 

Mary

 

1905

 

1976

 

 

Wieshlow   W.E.   1878   1953    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zarchikova   Wasilisa   1886   1942    

Zaytsoff

 

Fred

 

1939

 

1998

 

 

Zaytsoff   Peter W.   1905   1958    
Zaytsoff   Polly   1911   1994    
Zaytsoff   William   1908   1961    
Zaytsoff *   William S.   Jun. 1886   Sep. 1967    
Zaytsoff   Willie   1930   1943    
Zbitnoff   Nastia   1870   1954    

    

*Translated from Russian.

 


 

                     View of the plaque near the cemetery gate.
 

        Grave of Anastasia (Lords) Holoboff, companion of Peter "Lordly" Verigin and leader of the colony.
 
View of the cemetery from the north-east facing south-west.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and oral tradition. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Nora and James Veregen for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.