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A visit to the Purple Springs Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

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 ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on 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 first turn to 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:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Purple Springs Cemetery.

  • Barnwell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
    • Barnwell lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Purple Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnwell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
  • Bow Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow Island
    • Bow Island lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Purple Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bow Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bow Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bow Island<3>
  • Burdett
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdett
    • Burdett lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Purple Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdett came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdett
  • Chin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chin
    • Chin lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Purple Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chin
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Cranford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranford
      • Cranford lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranford
    • Grantham
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantham
      • Grantham lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantham
    • Grassy Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Lake
      • Grassy Lake lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Lake
    • Hays
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
    • Juno
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
      • Juno lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juno
    • Legend - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legend
      • Legend was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • 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>
    • Purple Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Springs
      • Purple Springs lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Springs
    • Retlaw
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retlaw
      • Retlaw lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retlaw
    • Rolling Hills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Skiff
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skiff
      • Skiff lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skiff
    • Taber
    • Vauxhall
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vauxhall
      • Vauxhall lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vauxhall came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vauxhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vauxhall<3>
    • Wrentham
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
      • Wrentham lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Purple Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrentham

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Purple Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Assumption Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption Cemetery
    • The Assumption Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grassy Lake.Assumption Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Purple Springs Cemetery.
    • Assumption Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Assumption Catholic Cemetery
    • Assumption RC Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Catholic Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2214187<5>
  • Barnwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnwell Cemetery
    • Barnwell Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Purple Springs Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell Cemetery
  • Burdett Community Cemetery
  • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Purple Springs Cemetery.
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Prairie View Cemetery
    • Prairieview Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2444907<5>
  • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • The Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Taber.To be more precise, Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Purple Springs Cemetery.
    • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Taber Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2207513<5>
  • Westview Cemetery of Grassy Lake

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 try 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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' 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>If we have 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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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