Cemeteries of Southwest Harbor - Evergreen Cemetery        
Evergreen Cemetery
Southwest Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 30 April 2018)





Other name(s): Lawler-Lurvey cemetery (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 1337, pages 572–574), Carroll Hill Cemetery (current Southwest Harbor town records), Lurvey Cemetery (Thornton (1938))

Location: Along east side of Route 102, north of village of Southwest Harbor. UTM: 19T 0553524, 4905453; Lat./Long.: N 44°18′1.3″ x W 68°19′44.4″

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island, go straight ahead (south) onto Routes 102/198. In approximately 9.1–9.2 miles (the last 4.9 miles of which are south of the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 102/198 and 198/233), the cemetery is on the left.

History: This cemetery is found in the 1881 Colby Atlas. Mrs. Seth Thornton, in her 1938 book Traditions and Records: Southwest Harbor and Somesville, reported that the “sum of $18 was paid for the [cemetery], which was at first called Lurvey cemetery and later changed to Evergreen to distinguish it from the old family lot” (p. 222). The “old family lot” is in Southwest Harbor and is called “Lurvey Burial Ground”.

Notes:
   1. No fence encloses this cemetery, but there is along the east (back) side of the cemetery a very large stone wall that was rebuilt in “1934 [by] the boys of the CCC camp, No. 158” (Thornton (1938), p. 226). They also “replaced the broken fence with one of neat cedar rails” (p. 226). Remnants of many posts along the south line and a few rails can still be found (2010) along the north and south sides of the cemetery. Today this cemetery is maintained by the town of Southwest Harbor.
   2. The 29 September 1977 deed (1337:572–574) for the abutting parcel to the south of the cemetery gave the boundary of the southern line of the cemetery as “[b]eginning at a wood post on the easterly side of Maine State Route #102 at the southwest corner of the Lawler-Luurvey cemetery, so-called; then S 76°20′ E and always following the southerly line of said cemetery, 164.72 feet, more or less, to a wooden post at the southeast corner of said cemetery”.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 18 February 2012)
BARTLETT
   Ada M. (dau. of William H. and Mary S.) - d. 12 March 1878 Æ 7 y., 8 m., 26 d. (lot; monument; monument side)
   Charles L. [husb. of Ida S.] - b. 1865; d. 1934 (lot; headstone)
   Ida S. [wife of Charles L.] - b. 1870; d. 1946 (lot; headstone)
   Mary S. (wife of William H.) - d. 20 December 1870 Æ 23 y., 6 m. (lot; monument; monument side)
   William H. (husb. of Mary S.) - d. 29 October 1879 Æ 37 y., 7 m., 21 d. (lot; monument; monument side)
BROWN
   Horace C. - b. 9 June 1836; d. 27 May 1906 (grave; headstone)
CARROLL
   John (husb. of Rachel (LURVEY)) - d. 7 May 1867 Æ 76 y., 7 m. (lot; gravestone; footstone)
   Rachel (LURVEY; wife of John; dau. of Jacob LURVEY and Hannah [no stones]) - d. 11 June 1881 Æ 90 y., 11 d. (lot; gravestone; footstone)
DODGE
   Benjamin H. [husb. of Lucinda T.] - b. 2 March 1827; d. 1 June 1903; (member of Co. C, 28th Maine Regiment [Civil War]) (lot; monument side)
   Edward P. (husb. of Hannah B.) - d. 1 May 1883 Æ 57 y., 6 m. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Hannah B. (wife of Edward P.) - d. 29 July 1906 Æ 74 y., 7 m. (lot; headstone)
   Isadore L. (adopted dau. of Edward P. and Hannah B.) - d. 1 August 1884 Æ 23 y., 5 m., 5 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Lucinda T. [wife of Benjamin H.] - b. 2 May 1831; d. 4 March 1911 (lot; monument side)
FARQUHARSON
   William (“a native of P. E. Island”) - d. 21 November 1900 Æ 37 y. (headstone)
GETCHELL
   Minot (Corporal) - [no dates]; (member of Co. B, 1st Massachusetts Infantry [Civil War]) (headstone)
GOTT
   Ella L. (wife of Orlando T. [no stone]) - d. 4 July 1886 Æ 24 y., 9 m. (headstone; footstone)
HAMBLEN
   Hattie L. (wife of Clinton F. [no stone]) - b. 26 March 1868; d. 17 April 1932 (headstone)
HIGGINS
   Eldora M. (wife of Frank L.) - b. 1858; d. 1938 (lot; headstone)
   Emily M. (wife of Seth H.) - d. 17 November 1892 Æ 61 y., 9 m. (lot; monument; stone)
   Frank L. (husb. of Eldora M.) - b. 1852; d. 1928 (lot; headstone)
   Grace E. (dau. of Frank L. and Eldora M.) - b. 1878; d. 1896 (lot; headstone)
   infant [child of Frank L. and Eldora M.] - [b. and?] d. 1880 (lot; headstone)
   Seth H. (husb. of Emily M.) - d. 5 February 1877 Æ 53 y., 11 m.; (member of Co. E, 28th Maine Regiment [Civil War]) (lot; monument; stone)
   William W. [son of Seth H. and Emily M.] - d. 5 April 1893 Æ 32 y., 5 m., 24 d. (lot; monument; stone)
JACKSON
   Edward S. - b. 1860; d. 1929 (headstone)
LAWLER
   infant (dau. of Allen J. and Caroline R. [no stones]) - d. 22 August 1895 Æ 3 m., 12 d. (grave; headstone; footstone)
LURVEY
   Abigail (wife of Samuel) - d. 18 September 1866 Æ 76 y., 10 m., 9 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Abigail D. (wife of Isaac) - d. 20 September 1887 Æ 91 y., 10 m., 23 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Alice H. (dau. of John D. and Hannah C.) - d. 14 March 1879 Æ 19 y., 1 m., 12 d. (headstone)
   Arthur C. - d. 24 April 1892 Æ 30 y., 2 m., 13 d. (grave; headstone; footstone)
   Charles A. (son of Cyrus H. and Mary A.) - d. 4 March 1871 Æ 16 y., 3 m., 9 d. (grave; headstone; footstone)
   Cyrus H. (husb. of Mary A.) - [no dates] (lot; headstone)
   Elva M. - d. 22 April 1905 Æ 39 y. (gravestone)
   Enoch - d. 3 November 1879 Æ 82 y., 4 m. (headstone)
   Enoch (Sgt.; husb. of Rebecca W. [no stone]) - [no dates]; (member of Co. H, 4th Maine Regiment [Civil War]) (lot; headstone)
   George A. - b. 1867; d. 1906 (lot; monument side; gravestone)
   Georgie (son of Sgt. Enoch and Rebecca W. [no stone]) - d. 28 January 1867 Æ 1 y., 15 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Gilbert L. [husb. of Mary E.] - b. 1841; d. 1906; (member of Co. G, 18th Maine Regiment [Civil War]) (lot; monument side; gravestone)
   Hannah C. (wife of John D.) - d. 6 June 1888 Æ 62 y., 11 m., 11 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   infant (dau. of Levi and Lydia B.) - [b. and?] d. 5 March 1869 (lot; headstone)
   infant (son of John D. and Hannah C.) - [b. and?] d. [23?]1 May 1867 (headstone; footstone)
   infants (4) (children of Cyrus H. and Mary A.) - [no dates] (headstone)
   Isaac (husb. of Abigail D.) - d. 21 April 1876 Æ 80 y., 9 m., 5 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Joann H. [wife of Samuel Jr.] - b. 8 October 1815; d. 30 March 1907 Æ 91 y., 5 m., 22 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   John D. (husb. of Hannah C.) - d. 28 May 1893 Æ 69 y., 10 m., 9 d. (lot; headstone)
   Levi (husb. of Lydia B.) - b. 15 August 1833; d. 23 October 1902 (headstone)
   Lydia B. (wife of Levi) - b. 16 September 1832; d. 23 June 1903 (headstone)
   Mary A. (wife of Cyrus H.) - d. 15 September 1893 Æ 63 y., 6 m., 3 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Mary E. [wife of Gilbert L.] - b. 1846; d. 1927 (lot; monument side; gravestone)
   [Maud E. - see STANLEY]
   [Rachel - see CARROLL]
   Samuel (husb. of Abigail) - d. 2 January 1870 Æ 76 y., 8 m., 24 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Samuel Jr. [husb. of Joann H.] - d. 9 June 1893 Æ 76 y., 2 m., 17 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   William G. - d. 30 December 1879 Æ 51 y., 5 m., 19 d. (headstone)
MAYO
   Isaac P. (husb. of Rosanna) - d. 12 June 1866 Æ 92 y., 25 d. (lot; headstone; footstone)
   Rosanna (wife of Isaac P.) - d. 15 October 1865 Æ 83 y., 10 m., 17 d. (lot; headstone)
   Ruth F. (dau. of Jacob and Hannah E. [no stones]) - d. 17 July 1894 Æ 4 m., 14 d. (grave; headstone)
MILAN
   Ellen Maria (wife of Thomas) - b. 18 September 1834; d. 9 May 1915 (lot; headstone)
   Millie M. - b. 30 September 1876; d. 16 April 1932 (lot; headstone)
   Thomas (husb. of Ellen Maria) - b. 5 July 1839; d. 3 February 1906; (member of Co. H, 4th Maine Regiment [Civil War]) (lot; headstone)
PERKINS
   Dorothy [dau. of Irving B. and Lottie B.] - [no dates]; (“baby”) (lot; gravestone)
   Irving B. [husb. of Lottie B.] - b. 1885; d. 1955 (lot; gravestone)
   Lottie B. [wife of Irving B.] - b. 1875; d. 1953 (lot; gravestone)
SEAVEY
   Mary J. - b. 1837; d. 1906 (headstone)
STANLEY
   H. Edwin Jr. [husb. of Maud E. (LURVEY)] - b. 1869; d. 1964 (lot; headstone)
   Maud E. (LURVEY; [wife of H. Edwin Jr.]) - b. 1869; d. 1938 (lot; monument side; headstone)
TINKER
   Carroll F. (son of John R. [no stone] and Mabel A.) - b. 13 December 1901; d. 1 April 1902 (lot; headstone)
   infant (dau. of John R. [no stone] and Mabel A.) - [no dates] (lot; headstone)
   Mabel A. (wife of John R. [no stone]) - b. 1862; d. 1915 (lot; headstone)
TRUNDY
   Lizzie May (dau. of Henry E. and Margaret C. [no stones]) - d. 19 February 1892 Æ 8 m., 5 d. (grave; headstone)
WALLS
   Daniel Wilbert - d. 27 November 1879, “Mirago anc, St. Domingo”, Æ 26 y., 3 m. (grave; headstone; footstone)
   Myra S. (wife of John A. [no stone]) - d. 17 December 1906 Æ 48 y., 3 m., 5 d. (headstone)
YOUNG
   Charles B. - d. 8 September 1910 Æ 37 y. (headstone)
   Orville P. (son of Arad P. and Margaret [no stones]) - d. 25 January 1887 Æ 31 y., 3 m., 8 d. (grave; headstone; footstone)
[...]
   [...] - [no dates] (lot)

Note:
   1Stone cracked.

Literature cited:
   Thornton, Mrs. Seth [Nellie]. 1938. Traditions and records of Southwest Harbor and Somesville, Mount Desert Island, Maine. Acadia Publishing Company, Bar Harbor, Maine.



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