Parry Sound District, Shawanaga Township

Shawanaga Indian Reserve Protestant Cemetery

Location

Off Highway 559, Shawanaga, Unorganized Township

Status

Active

Oldest Known Interment

1894

Directions

The following quote was taken from "These Our Ancestors Were", 1974.

Shawanaga Indian Reserve Protestant Cemetery is quite separate from the Roman Catholic Cemetery and is in much worse condition. One section is heavily infested with poison ivy. Our guide in this cemetery was Mr. Solomon Pawis, 79 years old. He was a veritable storehouse of information and had a notebook containing many dates and records. After leaving the cemetery, we went to his home where he looked up many items about persons in unmarked graves. There are some 18 to 20 wooden crosses, wooden slabs, stakes, etc. in various states of disrepair, with no names. There is one plot, no markers, with a low boundary fence.

Disclaimer! The following interments was taken from the book, "These Our Ancestors Were" which was printed in 1974. There are several errors in the book and does not show any burials after 1974. The following listing is only as accurate as the printed book and has not been updated since 1974.

FRANCIS,
Augustine J.
Son of Gus & Alice Francis
Born 1954
Died 1962

FRANCIS
Alice Pawis
Wife of Gus Francis
Died December 2nd, 1965

KEWAQUEDO
Libby Pawis
Wife of Sam Kewaquedo
Died 1971

MISQUADIS
Nelson
Died February 14, 1969
Age over 65 years

MISQUADIS
William

MISQUADIS
Nelson
Youngest son of Sampson and Hannah
Died January 25, 1894
Age 2 years

MISQUADIS
Stephen
Died December 3rd, 1907
Age 21 years

PAWIS
Esther E.
Daughter of James and Arman
Died May 14, 1904
Age 26 years

PAWIS
(Sis) Nancy Ann
Wife of Elijah J. Pawis
Born 1905
Died 1973

Larence J.
Son of above still living
Born 1943

PAWIS
Eldon
Died approximately October 1973
Age about 40 years

PAWIS
Peter
Died February 21st, 1969

PAWIS
Jesse
Died December 1970

PAWIS
Johnson
Died August 31, 1969

PAWIS
Mrs. Johnson Pawis
(Nee KAHIBJEE)
Died May 29th, 1965

PAWIS
Wilson
Died February 28th, 1969

PAWIS
Alice PAMAJEWONG
Wife of David Pawis
Died February 1968

David
Died March 2, 1968

PAWIS
Dan
His wife Margaret SYLVESTER

PAWIS
Charles J.
Son of Mary Pawis
Died June 12th 1950
Age 27 years

PAWIS
James
Youngest son of John
Died July 19, 1900
Age 1 year, 13 days

WEST
?
Died April 22nd, 189?
Age 24 years
(Stone badly broken)

WHISTLEY
Reginald
Born 1930
Died 1949
Erected by his friends in Maple
Grove and Parry Sound