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Doukhobors in the Watson Public Cemetery

 

The following is a transcription of the Doukhobors interred at Watson Public Cemetery located 1/4 mile south of Watson, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Lakeside No. 338. Land location: NW 21-36-18 West of Second. Note this is a partial transcription of this cemetery. Jonathan J. Kalmakoff - September 2, 2004.

 


 

View of the cemetery gate from the road facing east.

 

Historical Background

 

Watson Public Cemetery was established in 1920. From 1922 onwards, it has been used by Independent Doukhobors who settled in the district in 1918-1934. It is owned and managed by the Watson Public Cemetery Association. The cemetery is in very good condition.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately six acres in size and is enclosed by a shelterbelt of mature poplar trees. There is a single iron gate. The cemetery contains at least 88 Doukhobor interments interspersed throughout six sections with rows facing east-west. The Doukhobor burials can be found primarily in the south-east sections of the cemetery.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel 1/4 mile (.5 km) south of Watson, Saskatchewan on Highway No. 6. Turn east onto the gravel road at the bend in the highway. Follow the road for approximately 1/8 mile (.25 km) as it bends south. The cemetery is on the east side of the road allowance. This cemetery is open to the public. 

 


Transcription

Surname   Name   Birth Date   Death Date   Comments
                 
Barbonoff   Jim   1899   1963    
Barbonoff   Polly   1905   1993   Wife of Jim - nee Kouznitsoff
Barisoff   (infant)   -   -    
Barisoff   (infant)   -   -    
Barisoff   Tena   1877   1940    
Bondaroff   Hazel   1926   1981    
Bondaroff   Jeanette   1937   1994    
Bondaroff   John   1902   1978    
Bondaroff   Mabel   1906   1994   Wife of John - nee Kouznitsoff
                 
Esawaloff   Mary   1906   1985    
Esawaloff   Russell   1903   1964    
Esawaloff   William   1947   1985    
                 
Fofonoff   Anton W.   1861   1931    
Fofonoff   Nick   1913   1976    
Fofonoff   Peter   1923   1969    
Fofonoff   Polly   1889   1969    
                 
Gulioff   James   1905   1977    
Gulioff   Olga   1911   1996   Wife of James - nee Voykin
                 
Harasmoff   Vera   1912   1932    
                 
Kalmakoff   Peter D.   1902   1952    
Katelnikoff   Diana E.   1950   1971    
Katelnikoff   Mabel   1904   1956    
Katelnikoff   Mary   1928   1987    
Katelnikoff   William   1902   1963    
Katelnikoff   William   1921   2000    
Konkin   Alexander   1873   1965    
Konkin   Ann   1920   2000    
Konkin   Annie   1904   2002   Wife of George - nee Zeeben
Konkin   George   1901   1976    
Konkin   Mary   1880   1963    
Kouznitsoff   Mike   1880   1949    
Kouznitsoff   Nastia   1884   1939    
Kuznitsoff   Fred   1927   1967    
Kuznitsoff   Grunia   1903   1981    
Kuznitsoff   John J.   1923   1971    
Kuznitsoff   John   1889   1972    
Kuznitsoff   Lorne D.   1954   1982    
                 
Lukenoff   John   1906   1994    
Lukenoff   Ken M.   1940   -    
Lukenoff   Walter M.   1938   -    
Lukenoff   William   1903   1980    
                 
Negraeff   Eli   1887   1931    
Negraeff   Jennifer   1958   1986    
Negraeff   Lorne Sr.   1906   1990    
Negraeff   Mary   1889   1963   Wife of Eli - nee Vanjoff
Negraeff   Pearl   -   1943    
Negraeff   Peter   -   1942    
Negraeff   Polly   1907   1987    
                 
Papove   Peter   1915   1999    
Popoff   Fred N.   1879   1922    
Popoff   John   1858   1941    
Popoff   Mary   1859   1933    
Popoff   Peter P.   1882   1961    
Popoff   Polly   1882   1965    
Popoff   Stella T.   1882   1939    
Preston   Allan F.   1908   1987   aka Podovinekoff
Preston Helen 1912 1964 Wife of Allan - nee Samorodin
                 
Salicin Mary 1886 1934 Wife of Nick
Salicin   Nick N.   1885   1945    
Sheloff   Martha   1894   1983    
Sookeroff   Dora   1889   1957    
Sookeroff   Eli   1890   1962    
Sookeroff   John E. Sr.   1914   1991    
Sookeroff   John J.   1937   1996    
Sookeroff   Lorne   1939   1998    
Stushnoff   Dorothy   1920   1979    
Stushnoff   Mabel   -   1948    
Stushnoff   Nick   1923   1989    
Stushnoff   Peter   1919   1972    
Stushnoff   Sam   1877   1949    
Sukorokoff   John   1899   1977    
Sukorokoff   Mabel   1919   1998    
Sukorokoff   Mary   1899   1985    
                 
Vanjoff   Alex N.   1880   1949    
Vanjoff   Andrew   1911   1968    
Vanjoff   Annie   1880   1967   Wife of Alex - nee Krukoff
Vanjoff   Annie   1904   1990   Wife of William - nee Podovinekoff
Vanjoff   Masha   1861   1943   Wife of Peter - nee Negraeff
Vanjoff   Peter   1864   1947    
Vanjoff   William   1901   1980    
                 
Zeebin   Laura   1915   1940    
Zeebin   Mavra   1890   1971    
Zeebin   Nickolai   1884   1963    
Zeebin   Verna   1915   1999    
Zeebin   William   1913   1989    
Zibin   Annie   1918   1988    
Zibin   George   1897   1965    
Zibin   Martha   1900   1994    

    


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and local histories. This is not a transcription of the entire Watson Public Cemetery nor is it intended to be. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Doukhobors interred in the Watson Public Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.