United Empire Loyalist Plaque Dedication – Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 a Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It honoured three families from the Dauphin area known to be descended from United Empire Loyalists – McPhee, Scrase and Strang. Riverside is the first cemetery in Manitoba to have one of the plaques installed, donated by the local history group in memory of Margaret Scrase.
The title “United Empire Loyalist” is given to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution. They left behind homes, businesses, developed farms and most of their possessions accumulated during their time in the 13 colonies, to start over as Canada’s first refugees. The Assiniboine Branch of the UELAC is planning more plaque dedications in the coming months.
(Information courtesy of the Dauphin Herald newspaper).
For more information, see the following websites:
http://www.uelac.org
http://www.uelac.org/assiniboine/

2 thoughts on “United Empire Loyalist Plaque Dedication – Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin

  1. Hello to One and All:
    This is truly a wonderful Heritage Page. So enjoyed seeing my Great Grand Parents, Levi Winters and Sarah Hawn listed in Memory. The Project is much appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for the recognition of the descendants of U.E.L. My great grandfather Thomas Cartwright Secord, a pioneer in the Dauphin area and buried in the Riverside Cemetery was also a descendent of the following loyalists; James Secord, Stephen Secord, Symon DeForest, Mary DeForest, Sarah Kast McGinnis, John Carscallen, Edward Carscallen, Daniel Fraser and John Conklin.The lineage of these loyalists have been documented with the United Loyalists Association of Canada by myself as well as by other descendants of these loyalists. I encourage others who have U.E.L. ancestors to explore the fascinating histories of these pioneers of Canada. Deborah Hassard Leonard U. E.

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