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Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1) - Gilpin, British Columbia

 

The following is a transcription of the Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1) located in Gilpin, British Columbia. Land location: District Lot 2733, Group 1, Similkameen Division, Yale District Plan 6174A, Except Part Known As RW Of The VV and E Railway. Latitude: 49 00.472. Longitude: 118 19.047. Transcribed by Lawrna S. Myers with Katie Slastukin, Joe Kazakoff, Vera Dutoff and John Reibin in September 2001. Updated in April 2005 . 

 


 

View of the cemetery from the west edge facing east.

 

Historical Background

 

Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1) was established in 1937 by Sons of Freedom Doukhobors to serve the community of Gilpin. It is in active use. It is privately owned by the Crown and is leased to the community.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately a tenth of an acre in size and is unenclosed. It is somewhat overgrown. The cemetery contains approximately 98 interments in a single section comprised of twelve rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (90) have no marker other than funeral home tags.  Many of the mounds are still clearly visible. We have used death registrations and oral tradition to identify 42 unmarked graves. The remaining unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain concrete or wooden upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. The majority of markers, however, Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel on Gilpin Road in Gilpin, British Columbia. After coming to the three-way fork, take the right road and continue (across the railway tracks) for approximately 20 m (21.8 yards).  At the next fork, take the right road leading towards the mountain and continue for approximately .5 km (.3 mile).  At the next fork, take the left road leading straight up the mountain and continue for approximately 1 km (.6 mile).  The cemetery is on right side of the road allowance. Note that a four-wheel drive vehicle is required.

 


 

Transcription

 

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

                 

Astoforoff

 

Mary

 

1914

 

1985

 

No Marker

Astoforoff

 

Pete

 

1911

 

1987

 

No Marker

                 

Boyoff

 

Fred

 

 

 

May 20, 1949

 

No Marker

                 

Chernoff

 

Paul D.

 

Jun. 1891

 

Apr. 17, 1962

 

 

Chernoff

 

Winnie

 

1894

 

1989

 

 

                 

Demenoff

 

Harry

 

1932

 

1995

 

No Marker

Dutoff

 

Alexander

 

1894

 

Oct. 27, 1968

 

No Marker

Dutoff

 

Annie

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Dutoff

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Dutoff

 

Polly

 

Jan. 10, 1886

 

Nov. 29, 1980

 

No Marker

                 

Elasoff

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

                 

Fedosoff

 

George

 

 

 

Jun. 24, 1950

 

No Marker

                 

Hoodicoff

 

Fred

 

1919

 

1993

 

Faded Marker

                 

Kazakoff

 

Karl

 

Aug. 1885

 

Jun. 16, 1970

 

No Marker

Kazakoff

 

Nastya

 

Nov. 1884

 

Aug. 4, 1977

 

No Marker

                 

Lebedoff

 

Walter

 

Aug. 13, 1930

 

Jul. 10, 1983

 

No Marker

                 

Markin

 

George G.

 

Jun. 22, 1933

 

Aug. 24, 1977

 

No Marker

Markin

 

Leonard

 

1939

 

1989

 

No Marker

Markin

 

Mary

 

1913

 

1994

 

No Marker

                 

Novochonoff

 

Tiny

 

1891

 

Nov. 13, 1955

 

No Marker

Novokshonoff

 

Nellie

 

1909

 

1989

 

No Marker

Novokshonoff

 

William M.

 

Dec. 1893

 

Nov. 19, 1959

 

No Marker

                 

Pereverzoff

 

Peter P.

 

1932

 

1979

 

 

Podovinikoff

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Popoff

 

Fanny

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden board

Popoff

 

Hannah (Helen)

 

Jun. 1, 1890

 

Mar. 3, 1963

 

 

Popoff

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden board

Popoff

 

Sam J.

 

 

 

Aug. 25, 1951

 

Wooden board

                 

Rezansoff

 

Paul

 

1906

 

1987

 

No Marker

                 

Savinkoff

 

John

 

1913

 

1996

 

No Marker

Savinkoff

 

Lucy W.

 

Apr. 5, 1915

 

May 12, 1977

 

No Marker

Savinkoff

 

Molly

 

Apr. 30, 1879

 

Apr. 14, 1975

 

No Marker

Savinkoff

 

Tina

 

1901

 

1992

 

No Marker

Savinkoff

 

William (Bill)

 

Jul. 25, 1915

 

Jan. 1, 1976

 

No Marker

Slastukin

 

Peter

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Stoopnikoff

 

Nick

 

Dec. 1868

 

Dec. 30, 1955

 

No Marker

Stoopnikoff

 

Mrs.

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Storjeoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Storjeoff

 

Florence

 

1910

 

1988

 

No Marker

Storjeoff

 

Lloyd

 

1910

 

1989

 

No Marker

Storjeoff

 

Walter

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Stroloff

 

Anna

 

1914

 

2004

 

 

Stroloff

 

Pete

 

Jul. 18, 1909

 

Nov. 11, 1995

 

 

Swetlishoff

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Swetlishoff

 

Fred

 

Mar. 1905

 

Apr. 24, 1961

 

No Marker

Swetlishoff

 

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

                 

Tamilin

 

Mary

 

1911

 

Mar. 30, 1948

 

No Marker

Tomilin

 

Anastasia

 

Aug. 1888

 

Jan. 19, 1976

 

No Marker

Tomilin

 

Cecil

 

 

 

 

 

No Marker

Tomilin

 

Cecil S.

 

Mar. 23, 1914

 

Dec. 1, 1978

 

No Marker

Tomlin

 

Peter

 

1941

 

1995

 

No Marker

Tomilin

 

Savely

 

Nov. 18, 1888

 

Sep. 20, 1975

 

No Marker

 


 

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, oral tradition and death registrations. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1), please contact: Lawrna S. Myers.