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A visit to the Purple Springs Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

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 Purple Springs Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.8155°   (49° 48' 55")

Lon:   -111.9121°   (-111° 54' 43")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SE-13-010-15-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 010, Range 15, West of the 4th Meridian

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Purple Springs 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 Purple Springs 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 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Purple Springs Cemetery.

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

    • Purple Springs
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Grassy Lake
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Taber
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Hays
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Juno
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
    • Barnwell
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnwell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
    • Grantham
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantham
    • Burdett
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdett came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdett
    • Vauxhall
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vauxhall came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vauxhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vauxhall <2>
    • Cranford
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranford
    • Skiff
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skiff
    • Wrentham
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
    • Continue List   (5 more) ...
      • Retlaw
        (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retlaw
      • Bow Island
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bow Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow Island
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bow Island <2>
      • Chin
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chin
      • Legend ‑ Historic
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Legend. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legend
      • Rolling Hills
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)

    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 14 that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> of the Purple Springs Cemetery.<5>

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

    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Taber.
      • The Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Taber Cemetery
      • Taber Memorial Cemetery
      • Taber Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2207513 <6>
    • Westview Cemetery of Grassy Lake
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Assumption Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Assumption Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grassy Lake.
      • The Assumption Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Assumption Catholic Cemetery
      • Assumption RC Cemetery
      • Grassy Lake Catholic Cemetery
      • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2214187 <6>
    • Barnwell Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Burdett Community Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Retlaw Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Wrentham Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Bow Island Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
    • St. Joseph's Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery is located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Warner.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2597601 <6>
    • Rolling Hills Cemetery
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
    • Foremost Cemetery
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Fertile Plains Cemetery
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)

    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 Purple Springs Cemetery:

    • Referenced Books / Documents ...
    • Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      • Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

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

    Footnotes ...

    <1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Purple Springs Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8155, Longitude: -111.9121    
    <2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <3>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.
    <4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
    <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.
    <6>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.









 

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