John Alexander McCutcheon (1815-1905);

Headstone is that of Elizabeth Ann Scott, one of 5 McCutcheon headstones located in the Thompsons Pioneer Cemetery (aka Rosemont).  Permission has been kindly granted to use these pictures.   This headstone reads:  Elizabeth A. wife of Wm McCutcheon died Feb. 5, 1894 Aged 34 years.   Her memory is blessed.  All 5 headstones belong to members of this family.

v:            William John McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 21st January 1855 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and he died in 1933 in Niagara Fall, New York.  He was buried at Prospect Cemetery.  William married twice.  His first wife was Elizabeth Ann SCOTT (1859-1894) whom he married on the 21st February 1883.  Elizabeth was buried at Thompsons Pioneer Cemetery (Rosemont).  See headstone. Elizabeth died of Peritonitis.  Elizabeth’s parents were Robert and Elizabeth Scott.  His second wife was Mary Ellen STOREY (1876-1941); married on the 1st July 1895.  Mary Ellen’s parents were Jonathan Heslip Storey and Margaret Flatt.

William John McCutcheon was living with his son, William Garfield in Niagara Falls, New York when he died.  He was living with his widowed son and 2 adopted children.  William G. was listed as a Paper Mill Worker on his emigration papers into the USA. He was also listed as a widower.  William G. became a naturalized US Citizen.

The first of these headstones identified was that of Agnes Beck, already posted in a prior post.

This headstone is very difficult to read and therefore transcribe. It is John Alexander Junior (1848-1881) son of John Alexander McCutcheon Senior and  Elizabeth Allen.  His father is also buried in this graveyard.  Whether he is located with this headstone is not known. 

This is the fourth headstone that I have been able to identify from this graveyard and it is that of Edward McCutcheon, sixth child of John Alexander McCutcheon and Elizabeth Allen.

Lastly is the headstone of Elizabeth Allen, wife of John Senior. Whether John’s final resting place is with this grave site or his son’s is not known.  There are no more McCutcheon headstones in this cemetery.  There is also the possibility that wherever John rests, the gravesite may be unmarked.

A closing note on Elizabeth Allen.  I have not been able to find any historical records to identify her parents.  However, there are also 7 “Allen” headstones in this cemetery and I believe that one of those are her parents.  Her parents were possibly Thomas and Margaret Allen.

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