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A visit to the Whitla 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 Whitla Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Whitla Cemetery (FG ID #2548666)

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 Whitla Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.8955°   (49° 53' 43")

Lon:   -111.0515°   (-111° 3' 5")

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 helpful 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 Whitla 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 Whitla 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 15 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Whitla Cemetery.

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

    • Seven Persons
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Persons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Persons
    • Bow Island
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
      • 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 <4>
    • Conquerville ‑ Historic
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Conquerville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conquerville
      • Conquerville has also been known as:
      • Maleb
    • Redcliff
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redcliff came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redcliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redcliff <4>
    • Medicine Hat
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Meadowlands
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Ross Glen
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Burdett
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
      • 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
    • Dunmore
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...
      • Suffield
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffield
      • Juno
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
      • Ralston
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralston came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ralston
      • Etzikom
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Alderson ‑ Historic
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
        • Former names for Alderson:
        • Carlstadt
        • Langevin
      • Grassy Lake
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)

    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]<2> of the Whitla Cemetery.<6>

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

    • Seven Persons Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery is located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Etzikom.
      • The St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Anthony RC Cemetery
      • St. Anthony's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2548158 <1>
    • Bow Island Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • The Saamis Prairie View Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
      • Prairie View Cemetery
      • Saamis Prairie View / Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2193982 <1>
    • Redcliff Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Hillside Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Fertile Plains Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Kin Coulee Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Burdett Community Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Assumption Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Assumption Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> 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 <1>
    • St. Joseph's Cemetery
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Alderson.
      • The Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Alderson Cemetery
      • Carlstadt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Nemiskam Cemetery
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Nemiskam Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Nemiskam Cemetery is located in Nemiskam.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nemiskam Cemetery

    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 Whitla 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Whitla Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8955, Longitude: -111.0515    
    <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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>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.
    <6>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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