Fort St. James Anglican Cemetery

(referred to locally as The Hudson's Bay Cemetery)
Some research done on this cemetery by member Maureen Hebert: 
1. From the “Fort St. James Historic Attractions” website: Hudson's Bay Cemetery The Hudson's Bay cemetery is the oldest remnant of the early fur trading in Fort St James. Not much is known about its history and content, or even when the first person was buried here. However, it stills tells of a life lived here in Fort St. James. The graveyard is located on Stuart Drive adjacent to the Anglican Church. I have no idea if the Anglican Church is connected to this cemetery or not. I just know the cemetery was there long before the church which wasn't constructed until the early 1900's. 
 
2. From A Walk Through Time Produced by: The Friends of The Fort St. James National Historical Site Society 
The Fur Trader Burial Ground, also known as the Hudson’s Bay Cemetery, is the oldest remnant of the early fur trade in Fort St. James. Over time the cemetery has weathered but it still tells an interesting history of Fort St. James. 
Follow this link to some Possible Burials 
Follow the link from the highlighted names below to a photo of the gravestone or more information. 
 
(Legion Plot) 
Royal Cndn. Legion 268 
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Bedwell, L
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Butler, Caleb 
1879 - 1965 
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Carnell, Raymond Rayfield 
1902 - 1957 
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Drew, Harry A.D. 
1880 - 1962 
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Dunsmore, Robert 
1867 - 1938 
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Gibbon, William 
1899 - 1937 
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Gregg, Dora 
1890 - 1931 
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Hamilton, Alex 
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Henry, Bertha Isobel 
1895 - 1960 
SxS Henry, Norman Husband 
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Henry, Norman 
1892 - 1981 
 SxS, Henry, Bertha I. Wife 
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Jones, Edward 
1887 - 1970 
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Kynoch, Alexander 
1892 - 1937 
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Kynoch, Jean 
1968 ca - 1980/01/02 
Death Year? 
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McGibney, Frank 
1874 - 1943 
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Murray, Alexander Campbell 
1859 ca - 1931/01/21 
Hudson Bay Co. 1876-1914 
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Ogden, Martha 
1862 ca - 1868 
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Ogden, Peter 
1817/01/18 - 1870/10/09 
Hudson's Bay Co. Record 
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Ogden, Peter S. 
1844 ca - 1870/10/03 
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Peters, Bessie 
1896 ca - 1904/06/05 
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Reinhold, Robert 
1879 - 1957 
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Roberts, Griffith 
1873 - 1955 
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Saxby, Norman R. (Private) 
1915 - 1978 
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Schmidt, Harry 
1936 - 1972 
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Stermer, August 
1899 - 1972 
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Also researched by Maureen Hebert: 
1. From: A Walk Through Time  
The second Peter Ogden was a superintendent of New Caledonia from 1856–68, and his son Peter Ogden from 1869–70. 
 2. From: Diary of Fort St. James – Story of Growth and Development in a small town in central British Columbia. Copyright 1990 
 Peter Skene Ogden was superintendent from 1834–44, and then left to take a position with the HBC in Vancouver. He died there 10 years later at the age of 60. He was a factor in the 1830’s, had a son born in 1817 also named Peter, who also had a son by the same name. The last two died in 1870 within a few days of each other and are buried in the small cemetery by the Anglican Church. 
Headstone at the Fur Trader Burial Ground: The headstone of the senior Ogden refers to him as “Peter S. Ogden.” However he is not the Peter Skene Ogden. 
Coincidentally, I had a conversation with an Ogden descendant at a restaurant in Vanderhoof on the way home from this trip and she told me she believes they are not descended from Peter Skene Ogden but were ‘given’ the name as apparently was the custom back in those days. Sort of a transition time from their native names to names that white people could pronounce. And in turn, the native elders could not pronounce the 'd' in ‘Ogden’ and it became ‘Ogen’.