A Better Place: Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario

By Susan Smart

A larger Place describes the practices round loss of life and burial in 19th-century Ontario. Funeral rituals, robust spiritual ideals, and an organization conviction that dying was once a starting now not an finish helped the bereaved via their instances of loss in a century the place loss of life used to be consistently shut at hand.

The booklet describes the pioneer funeral intimately in addition to the standards that modified this straightforward funeral into the flowery etiquette-driven Victorian funeral on the finish of the century. It contains the assets of assorted funeral customs, together with the origins of embalming that gave upward thrust to the modern day funeral parlour. The evolution of cemeteries is defined with the beginnings of cemeteries in particular cities given as examples.

An realizing of those altering burial rites, a lot of which would appear unusual to us this day, is worthy for the kin historian. moreover, the ebook comprises sensible feedback for locating demise and burial documents during the century.

Show description

Preview of A Better Place: Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario PDF

Similar Canada books


Who're we? In Canadians, certainly one of Canada’s so much clever and cherished writers maps our nationwide psyche in an excellent and impressive paintings. Canadians is an pleasing portrait of this nation and its humans, via its historical past, pop culture, literature, recreation, panorama, and climate. In his pursuit of the Canadian nationwide identification, MacGregor has travelled all over the place, taking our pulse, telling our tales.

Harperland: The Politics Of Control

After 4 years in strength, Stephen Harper's governance comes less than the microscope of favorite Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin. concentrating on the expansion of government energy lower than Harper and drawing on interviews with famous insiders, Martin probes the smearing of rivals, the silencing of the general public and diplomatic carrier, the secrecy, the prorogations, the extraordinary centralizing of strength, and the tried muzzling of the media.

The Ravine

One morning in Don turbines, Phil and his brother Jay conform to permit their buddy Norman Kitchen tag alongside on an event down right into a ravine — and what occurs there by the hands of 2 pitiless young ones alterations all their lives endlessly. Years later the scary info are nonetheless doubtful, smothered in layers of planned forgetting.

The As It Happens Files: Radio That May Contain Nuts

Within the culture of Peter Gzowski’s The Morningside Papers comes a booklet that celebrates the nice tales and personalities at the back of because it occurs. For 8 years, Mary Lou Finlay had the excitement of being the co-host of 1 of CBC Radio’s so much enduring associations. On any given day she and Barbara Budd interviewed humans on topics various from the Air India research to a guy who invented a go well with that may face up to an assault from a grizzly endure to a cheese-rolling contest in Cheshire.

Extra info for A Better Place: Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario

Show sample text content

Ibid. , 341. 31. Poole, A cartoon of the Early cost … and so on, sixty eight. 32. Ibid. , 108. bankruptcy 7 The institution of Cemeteries in Toronto Our existence, how brief — a groan, a sigh we are living, after which start to die; yet O! how nice a mercy this, That death’s a portal into bliss. [1] again IN 1788, THE BRITISH determined to set up a city on Lake Ontario, simply west of the Don River, and known as it Toronto. The identify of the city used to be replaced in 1793 to York, in honour of the Duke of York who had gained a decisive conflict over the French in Europe. the 1st authentic plan of York was once made in 1793. at the moment the most thoroughfare was once King highway. York used to be essentially an army garrison, due to the fact that a wide percent of the inhabitants used to be 2 hundred Queen’s Rangers positioned at citadel York. A French duke, traveling in the course of the sector in 1795, chanced on “about twelve homes in York, mainly positioned alongside the Bay close to the Don. ”[2] In 1796, the capital of higher Canada moved from Newark to York and in 1797, the legislature of higher Canada met at York for the 1st time. York built slowly in the course of the flip of the 19th century as tradesmen and retailers progressively arrange store and unfold westward alongside the shore towards the garrison. at the moment town used to be by no means various hundred toes from the lakeshore. [3] William Canniff, in his booklet The cost of higher Canada, costs from the memoirs of Mrs. Breckenridge, whose father and relatives arrived in York in 1798. York was once defined as “a dreary dismal position, no longer even owning the features of a village. there has been no church, school-house, nor actually any of the normal symptoms of civilization, being actually an insignificant payment. there has been now not even a Methodist chapel, nor does she be mindful a couple of store. there has been no lodge; and people tourists who had no pals to visit, pitched a tent and lived in that as long as they remained. ”[4] the city did have a burying flooring. the unique provide of land for a public burial flooring used to be made in 1797 on the nook of present-day King and Church Streets. as well as the general public burying flooring there has been the army burying flooring, defined in Henry Scadding’s Toronto of outdated: a bit to the west of Brock road (now south Spadina street) used to be the previous army burying-ground, a clearing within the thick brushwood of the locality: of a rectangular form, its 4 picketed aspects directed precisely in the direction of the 4 cardinal issues … one of the continues to be deposited during this historical burial-plot are these of a kid of the 1st Governor of higher Canada, a truth honored at the external of the mortuary chapel over his personal grave in Devonshire, by way of a pill on that are the phrases: “Katharine, born in top Canada, sixteenth Jan. , 1793; died and was once buried at York city, in that Province, in 1794. ”[5] York had a inhabitants of 456 humans by way of 1803, whilst it used to be determined church will be equipped close to the burial floor. until eventually then Anglican prone have been held in executive constructions. the 1st St. James Church was once prepared to be used in 1807.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 37 votes