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A visit to the Okotoks Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Okotoks Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Okotoks Cemetery (FG ID #639341)

Note: We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere.

We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Okotoks Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Okotoks Cemetery

Lat:   50.7166°   (50° 42' 59")

Lon:   -113.9859°   (-113° 59' 9")

Name Variations for Okotoks Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Okotoks Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Union Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Okotoks Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Alberta:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Okotoks Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Okotoks Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Okotoks Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Okotoks
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Aldersyde
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aldersyde came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldersyde
    • De Winton
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Academy
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Academy
    • High River
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Black Diamond
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Turner Valley
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Midnapore
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Deer Run
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Ridge
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Millarville
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Longview
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Continue List   (12 more) ...
      • Indus
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indus
      • Shepard
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepard
      • Douglas Glen
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Acadia
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
      • Blackie
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackie
      • Two Guns
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Haysboro
        (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
      • Dalemead
        (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalemead came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalemead
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalemead <3>
      • Priddis
        (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Cayley
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayley
      • Frankburg ‑ Historic
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankburg
      • Janet
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet

    For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 20 that are within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> of the Okotoks Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Okotoks Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Davisburg Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Highwood Cemetery
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Calgary.
      • The Chevra Kadisha Cemetery has also been known as:
      • 37th Street Cemetery
      • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2263707 <1>
    • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Blackie Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Dalemead Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Frankburg Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • St. Mary's Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
      • The St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Roman Catholic (RC) Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2236429 <1>
    • Continue List   (8 more) ...
      • Union Cemetery
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Burnsland Cemetery
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Chinese Cemetery
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jewish Cemetery
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Jewish Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
        • The Jewish Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Calgary Jewish Cemetery
        • Erlton Jewish Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2172228 <1>
      • Mountain View Memorial Gardens
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Calgary.
        • The Eden Brook Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
        • Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
        • Holy Family Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1035052 <1>
      • Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)

    For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

    Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

    Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

    We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Okotoks Cemetery:

    The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

    Footnotes ...

    <1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Okotoks Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.7166, Longitude: -113.9859    
    <3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.









 

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