First Parish Church and Cemetery of York, Maine


Memorialization Website


History, Memorials and Remembrances


This is an historic document.



It is a document that records York's past.



It is a document which lives in York's present day.



It is a Memorialization Website.


"We do not forget the service, nor the men and women, that have had part in making our life and lot. We cannot keep a list of all their names, but only of those whom circumstances, favorable or adverse, have made conspicuous, not necessarily for that, the most deserving. But the story of their deeds we cherish, and the transmitted power of their spirits we feel, as part of the great life to which we belong." - Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain on the Occasion of York's 250th Anniversary Celebration. Click here to read the full text of General Chamberlain's Remarks.

THE CEMETERY

We have recently surveyed the existing records of burials in our cemetery. Over the years there have been at least two stone to stone studies.

We have identified over 6,150 burials. If a record is incomplete it is because the information is not available to us. The abbreviation "EGNK" means exact grave not known".

Most cemetery records include just names, dates, and locations. Sometimes we also know the relationship of the person such as "daughter of", "wife of", "father of". Information about WHO the person was and what is remembered about that person becomes lost to the ages and exists only in memories.

This website provides an individual page for each person.

ALPHABETICAL BURIAL INDEX

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


Individual pages recognize United States Armed Forces, York and York Beach Fire Department Membership, and Old York Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Members. Eventually, other organizations and affiliations will be identified and recognized. Flags and markers are provided on actual gravesites at First Parish Cemetery. Now the permanent record will indicate the same.

There are over 200 private cemeteries in York. The Old York Burial Ground and South Side Cemetery are tourist attractions and historically significant. The links below will tell you who is buried in these cemeteries.


Alphabetical Listing of Others Buried In York

Old York Burial Ground

South Side Cemetery


Memorialization is so important in today's fast paced world. People who have died are more than "dates", born and died. Since each person at First Parish Cemetery has their own individual page we can encourage "Remembrances" from family and friends.

We invite you to compose a short remembrance and submit it to the Trustees for inclusion on this website.

Families are also encouraged to submit photos, obituaries, articles, links to family webpages, and other information that you would like to see included in the permanent cemetery record of your relative. Go back as far as you can. Tell us about your parents, grandparents, great grandparents. The community of York wants to reacquaint themselves with people who have preceded us.


This document is the framework for recording the future, as well as the past.

According to "Manual of the First Congregational Church, York, Maine", dated January, 1915, these people were Members of the Church at that time. They are buried at First Parish Cemetery.


Matilda M Armstrong
Mary F Baker
Mary Barrell
Anna O Barrell Blaisdell
George E Blaisdell
James F Blaisdell
Elizabeth Bragdon
Ella M Bragdon
Mary H Donnell
Louis N Duval
Fanny L Emerson
Alice W Fellows
Harold E Fellows
Emma W Goodale
Annie L Goodwin
Almira Grant
Olive Lavina Grant
Wilhelmina G Grant
William L Grant
William P Hancock
Ellen L Norwood
John E Norwood
Emma L Paul
Florence A Paul
Eliza Jane Sewall
Marietta Sewall
John E Staples
Mina Straub
Mary A Thompson
Annie E Trafton
Sophia Steed Turner
Samuel H Underwood
Charles Young


Listen to John 3:16


While visiting the cemetery you may want to say The Lord's Prayer.


You may also want to hear the 23rd Psalm.


Have you listened to the strength and certainty of the 91st Psalm?


Listen to Jesus' words, "The Beatitudes", "Blessed are...

Click here for a look at several sections of "Manual of the First Congregational Church, York, Maine", dated January, 1915. Learn more about Church History from 1640 to 1915!




Click here to read Rev. Sidney K. Perkins' paper delivered to the audience at York's 250th Anniversary Celebration in August, 1902. It is a short history of First Parish in York and has some wonderful recollections of Rev. Samuel Moody.

Elder John Holt was a leader at First Parish Church for 50 years. He is buried at Southside Cemetery.

Deacon John Sewall is also buried at Southside Cemetery.

Click here to read "The Minister's Black Veil", by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Is this the story of Second Parish Church's Father Handkerchief Moody? Perhaps? Click PLAY if you would like the story read to you.



Please mail your Remembrances to Thomas Feeney, Chair, 23 Saltwater Drive, York, ME 03909.
You may e mail remembrances to tomfeen@yahoo.com.

Photos are courtesy of Rev. Dr. Rich Knight, Former Senior Pastor, First Parish Church, York, ME 03909



New Remembrances
Catherine M. Tapley
Virgil M. Tapley
Robert M. Ferreira
Kari Lynn Bright
Lena Moulton Bright
Edith Colcord
James Colcord
Harold Lowell
Ruth Moulton Lowell
Laura J. Moulton
G. Walter Moulton
Olive Furbish
Timothy F. Moulton
Mercy Bragdon Voudy
Eric Lesswing
Bertha W. Belmont
Ruby W. Stromberg
Walter Smart
Rachel Ida Trafton Smart
Herbert Albee
Elva L. Ablee
Warren P. Albee
John S Blowney
Mary Edith Martin
Milton T. Martin
Daisy M Fabyan
Joshua E Fabyan
Stephen Fabyan
William M Fisher





Civil War Veterans

York Historian, Sandy Magocsi, has done extensive research on some of our noble Civil War Soldiers.

Links to his research are provided from the individual Memorial Remembrance pages.

Click player to hear the Roll of Honor.

Henry P Abbott
Charles Banks
George E Blaisdell
Charles H Chapman
Josiah Chase
Hannibal Hamlin Church
Alfred Constantinople
John Dennett
Rufus Donnell
John W Freeman
Charles L Grant
Hamden C Keen
Oliver Littlefield
John M Lowe
Charles P Lunt
Albert Moulton
James A Philbrook
Walstein Phillips
Paul Ramsdell
Joseph A Sewall
Daniel A Stevens
Edward J Sylvester
John H Varrell
Albert R Walker
Charles W Walker
William H Woodward


FIRST PARISH CEMETERY ALPHABETICAL BURIAL INDEX

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


CHECK THESE GIS SURVEY MAPS OF THE CEMETERY!


Great Photos

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