Ancestry adds Northern Ireland, Headstone Indexes, 1658-2018

Clotworthy and McQueston

These unusual surnames show up and sucked me down the rabbit hole when searching this 5,745-member database with Canada as a keyword.

Neil Desmond Clotworthy was buried in 1992 in the Friends Burial Ground, Temple Hill, Dublin. Curiously, a Dublin burial appears in a Northern Ireland database!
The inscription has him born in Canada on 15th July 1917. Ancestry has records giving the birth as in Saskatoon, living in Vancouver in 1931, leaving Montreal on 1 July 1932 for Liverpool, living near Enfield, Middlesex in 1939.

Hazel Doreen McQueston was buried in 2011 from Tandragee Baptist Church, Armagh, Northern Ireland. The inscription is that she was the wife of Melville G. McQueston of Canada. There’s an In Memorium note in the Montreal Gazette giving her birth date as 31 October 1918 and death as 14 August 2011 in Newtownards. Melville died in 1983 in Montreal and is buried in a military grave. Could she have been a war bride?


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