RANGE D NORTH LOT 66
GRATTAN TWP. RENFREW CO.
On 9 June, 1892, John BECKETT presented The Right Reverend John Travers Lewis with property and title of one acre of land designated as Lot 66, Range D, North, Grattan Twp. for the construction of the first Anglican Church on the Opeongo.
On June 30, 1903, Henry VALLICATE and his wife granted The Right Reverend Charles Hamilton, Lord Bishop of Ottawa, an additional part of Lot 66, Range D, North, Gratten Twp. for $5.00 for the purpose of constructing church sheds. The sheds no longer exist.
(Taken from: Pioneer Reminiscences of the Upper Ottawa Valley, by Ernest Lloyd Lake, BA, L.TH.)
Although the above quote does not mention the cemetery, the history of the church also applies to the cemetery, I assume. (Geraldine Kuehl)
The cemetery is situated off Hwy. #41, south of the town of Eganville. Turn north-west just past Tooeys Hill towards Esmonde and continue on this road to Constant Creek. The cemetery is 1 km. inside the Grattan Twp. line before entering Sebastopol Twp.
The cemetery is in two sections to the left and right of the small, white clapboard church. The church has two entrances, nicely landscaped with evergreen trees, with a signboard at the wire fence reading “St. C1ement’s Anglican Church, Clontarf, welcomes you. Rector: Rev. George Sinclair. Service 2nd and 4th Sunday, 2 p.m.”
The caretaker in 1990 is Mr. Clifford Beckett.
John A. Private
Eliza Ann RAYCRAFT
Eliza Jane JOHNSTON
Sarah Ann COLLINS
Myrtle I. MARLATT
Elsie B. KUEHL
Margaret V. SCOTT
Louise M. HASS
Matilda M. HASS
Mary Alice RAYCRAFT
Rita M. DELLAIRE
Pearl V. KUEHL