Great Grandma’s last resting place


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When my great grandmother, Margaret (Griffin) Thompson, died 12 Dec 1932, her husband was so grief stricken that he couldn’t even remember the names of her parents.

Margaret Thompson death regn

Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: MS935; Reel: 436

Noted on her death registration are Gerald Peel, Ireland and Mary McCann, Ireland. When I first came across this record, I wondered if it really was my great grandmother. According to their marriage record, her parents’ names were Jeremiah Griffin and Julia McCrohan (written as ‘McCrone’).

Thompson Griffin marriage

Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928

Margaret Griffin Thompson was Catholic and her husband John was Anglican. That meant that they were buried in separate cemeteries. Great Grandma is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Toronto. Thanks to Doc, a wonderful FindaGrave volunteer, I have a photo of her final resting place.

Margaret Griffin Thompson burial place

Mount Hope Cemetery, Section 19, Lot 104, Range 27

There is no headstone or marker for her grave. I’m hoping to rectify that this year.

Margaret Thompson burial card Mount Hope Cemetery Toronto

Mount Hope Cemetery burial card provided by Peter Barry, Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services, Toronto via email 2 Apr 2018