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Thrums Doukhobor Cemetery - Thrums, British Columbia

 

The following is a transcription of Thrums Doukhobor Cemetery located in Thrums, British Columbia. Land location: Parcel A (Reference Plan 55952-I) Block 7, District Lot 1239, Kootenay District, Plan 1525. Latitude: 4922.119. Longitude: 11734.020. Transcribed by Lawrna and Margaret Myers in September 2002.  Updated January 3, 2008.  

 


 

View of the cemetery from the south facing north. Note the dense brush.

 

Historical Background

 

Thrums Cemetery was established in 1912 by Thrums Doukhobors belonging to the Independent Doukhobor Society. After 1940, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors belonging to the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ ("USCC") until the 1970's. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned by the USCC Cemetery Association.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is not enclosed. There is dense scrub, brush and trees throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 150 interments in a single section comprised of seven rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (110) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death registrations and oral tradition to identify twenty-five of these.  The remaining 85 or so unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate, marble or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel north through Thrums on Highway No. 3A. Turn right at the road across from the mobile home business. Then cross over the railroad tracks and at the next junction turn left. The cemetery is located on the left side of the road, approximately 300 meters (328 yards) from the road allowance. The cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


 

Transcription

 

Surname   Name   Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments
                 
Abrossimoff   Irene W.   1887

 

Oct. 15, 1967

 

 
Abrossimoff   Peter J.   1899

 

1975

 

 
Ambrossomoff   Michael I.   1893

 

1912

 

 
Babakaiff   Sam   1845

 

Jul. 22, 1943

 

No Marker
Barisoff   Mary   Feb. 1868

 

Feb. 9, 1960

 

No Marker
Chernoff     1885

 

1923

 

Wife of Nikita Chernoff
Davidoff Paul N. Aug. 6, 1935 Dec. 24, 1952 No Marker
Davidoff   Polly A.   Aug. 26, 1904

 

Aug. 1941

 

Nee Kalesnikoff 
Drozdoff   Pauline   1919

 

Jan. 28, 1934

 

No Marker
Dziubik   Dora   Dec. 23, 1894

 

Jul. 1, 1973

 

 
Esovoloff   Elizabeth   Dec. 13, 1959

 

Apr. 3, 1960

 

 
Esovoloff Fred Mar. 15, 1910 Mar. 22, 1987 No Marker
Esovoloff Tina Feb. 25, 1912 Dec. 18, 1995 Wife of Fred - No Marker
Hoodikoff   Mary J.   Feb. 10, 1880

 

Sep. 10, 1965

 

 
Hoodikoff   Wasyl F.   Dec. 18, 1874

 

Mar. 5, 1961

 

 
Kolesnikoff Nora - - No Marker
Konkin   Anastasia   1880

 

1965

 

 
Konkin   Samson S.   Oct. 15, 1882

 

Nov. 5, 1963

 

Konkin   Peter P.   Jan. 3, 1926

 

Jul. 26, 1955

 

Buried with Lisa P. Konkin
Konkin   Lisa P.   Jun. 7, 1955

 

Jun. 9, 1955

 

Buried with Peter P. Konkin
Konkin   Anna   Sep. 15, 1860

 

Mar. 10, 1946

 

No Marker
Konkin   Nancy   Oct. 11, 1880

 

Oct. 11, 1965

 

No Marker
Konkin   Mary K.   May 5, 1907

 

Jun. 2, 1966

 

Loff   Bonnie M.   1934

 

Dec. 24, 1952

 

 
Markin   Matrusha P.   Apr. 14, 1888

 

Mar. 26, 1958

 

 
McLeod   Gladys Annie   1914

 

1925

 

 
McLeod   Glen   1926

 

1926

 

 
Novokshonoff   William   1944

 

1948

 

Child of Fred and Anna
Perepolkin   John Nick   Oct. 27, 1896

 

Jul. 14, 1958

 

 
Perepolkin   Nora   Jul. 1, 1896

 

Jul. 4, 1946

 

 
Perepolkin   John  

 

Jul. 15, 1947

 

No Marker
Perepolkin   Nick  

 

Sep. 29, 1947

 

No Marker
Perepolkin   Nora   1870

 

May. 21, 1938

 

No Marker
Perepolkin   Sam   1875

 

Jun. 12, 1944

 

No Marker
Perepolkin   William Nick   Feb. 15, 1887

 

Jul. 5, 1962

 

No Marker
Planiden   Gregory P.   Nov. 9, 1938

 

May 19, 1963

 

 
Planiden   Peter   Jun. 29, 1895

 

Jul. 16, 1943

 

No Marker
Planidin   Pete   Mar. 11, 1923

 

Apr. 7, 1955

 

 
Popoff   Alex Nick   1874

 

Jan. 14, 1960

 

No Marker
Popoff   John   1875

 

Apr. 6, 1951

 

No Marker
Popoff   Mary   1869

 

Apr. 10, 1956

 

No Marker
Postnikoff   Misha S.   1886

 

Jul. 29, 1934

 

 
Reibin   Konstantin M.   1863

 

1926

 

 
Reibin   Audotia   1860

 

Feb. 17, 1938

 

No Marker
Saliken   Alex A.  

 

1941

 

 
Saliken   B. A.  

 

1940

 

 
Saliken   Hannah   1874

 

1945

 

 
Saliken   Helen   1892

 

Jun. 14, 1955

 

No Marker
Sheloff   Mary   1893

 

Apr. 6, 1940

 

 
Sheloff   William M.   1877

 

1963

 

 
Sheloff   Laba   Oct. 26, 1938

 

Oct. 27, 1938

 

No Marker
Sherstobitoff   William Alex   1869

 

Oct. 14, 1941

 

No Marker
Shlapoff   Anastia K.   1882

 

1932

 

 
Soukeroff   George John   Mar. 4, 1874

 

Mar. 12, 1960

 

No Marker
Soukeroff John J. - - No Marker
Soukeroff   William  

 

1912

 

 
Soukoreff   Olga   Apr. 11, 1936

 

Dec. 24, 1952

 

 
Soukoreff   William W.   Dec. 4, 1932

 

May 9, 1966

 

 
Soukoroff   Masha V.   Jun. 27, 1867

 

Nov. 27, 1935

 

 
Swetlishnoff   Nora   Apr 1875

 

Mar. 20, 1954

 

No Marker
Swetlishoff   Fred   Nov. 10, 1872

 

Jan. 20, 1956

 

Swetlishoff   M. V.   1853

 

1927
Swetlishoff   Njura Aseevna   1935

 

1939

 

Switlichnoff   Evdokia I.   1874

 

1954

 

 
Switlichnoff   Fred N.   1872

 

1956

 

 
Tarasoff   Nellie G.   1902

 

May 20, 1961

 

Zibin   Polly  

 

Oct. 1, 1951

 

No Marker

 


 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death registrations and oral tradition. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Thrums Doukhobor Cemetery, please contact: Lawrna S. Myers.