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Richards Private Cemetery

NE 24-18-28-W2, RM Caron #162

In the late 1800’s the 2 children of William and Harriett Richards died in infancy, they were buried in unmarked graves inside a fireguard around the

homestead building NE 24-18-25-W2

Source of information was Mrs. Elizabeth Spence, 6 June 1975, mother of Oliver Spence who owned the land in 1975.

Researched by Bernie Eresman Moose Jaw Branch SGS


William Henry Thomas RICHARDS 1863-1932, buried in Caron Cemetery
Harriet Jane CAMPBELL 1861-1934, buried in Caron Cemetery

William & Harriet Jane were married in 1884 in Moose Jaw, SK

Their homestead, NE 24-18-28 W2, was in the Westview District. They lived in a sod house beside the Old Temperance Trail over which supplies were hauled westward. When police tool Louis Riel to Regina for trial in 1885, they spent the night camped close to the Richards homestead

About 1894 the family moved from this homestead to one just north of Caron, SK


Mary Edwina(1885-1971) m. George Mercer
Winnie Isabel (Belle) (1886-1989 ) m. Jack Davidson / George Bell
John T (1888-1923) accidental death
Roy (1889 - 1889) died young & buried on Spence farm
William Edward (1890-1918)
George Livingston (1892-1918)
Herbert (  ) died in infancy possibly buried on Spence farm
Clarence Ernest (1900-1979)
Harvey Wellington (1903-1974)
Jean Marguerite (1908-1918) accidental death




Source of information

 Caron History Book “From Buffalo Trails to Blacktop”

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