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Grave Matters - News of the Dead

Ignac Paradis was one of four  young log drivers drowned in our river system between 1867 & 1869.  All are buried at the "Hughes Cemetery"  on the Centre Line Road.

Ignac was  born  in 1849 and died May 10, 1869. He  was from St. Lambert, Quebec and worked for  the Page Lumber Company.  He drowned at Deer River Falls, (Cordova dam) Belmont Township and his monument was erected by Mr. R. Downs or Mr. R. Page of the Page Lumber Co. but nothing remains of the original monument.  In August, 2014,  however,  a new white  cross and plaque were erected in memory of this lost soul.

You can read all about this cemetery,  and in fact,  all our other cemeteries,  complete with lists & photos of tombstones,   in our new section  GRAVE MATTERS .