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BOWDEN-Boot Hill

Posted: 1285643093000
Classification: Query
Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone knows of a 'Boot Hill' near the town of Bowden. I was told that my great-great grandfather, Robert Roulston, was burried there around 1908. I am wondering if Boot Hill is an actual cemetery, if not, what is it??

Thanks in advance.


Re: BOWDEN-Boot Hill

Posted: 1285644192000
Classification: Query
Surnames: ROULSTON
Hi,Don't know if this is the case with the Boot Hill Cemetery near BOWDEN
Boot Hill graves were made for people who died in a strange town without assets for a funeral,

What is your source of information re the burial of your GGGrandfather Robert ROULSTON, burial.?

Do you know any of the history of Robert ROULSTON? -Why he may have been near BOWDEN Alberta etc. His occupation. Place of birth etc.
Place Name:
Bowden 23-34-1-w5 Red Deer Town

Cheers, Stella

Re: BOWDEN-Boot Hill

Posted: 1285644724000
Classification: Query
Hi Stella,

Thanks for your reply. I do know that Robert and his wife, Martha immigrated from Ireland and settled in Bowden. I am told that their homestead was where the Institute stands now. There, his son, Charles was born. I am told he passed away in 1908, not sure why, other than old age.

So, what are Boot Hill Graves? Is there an actual area near Bowden called Boot Hill??

Thanks again,


Re: BOWDEN-Boot Hill

Posted: 1285646215000
Classification: Query
Hi Boot hill Graves - are graves - for people who do not have the money - to pay for a burial. funeral.
The town pays for same. They may be located in the local cemetery in a designated place. considered paupers graves

Best to contact the town of Bowden: They should be able to advise
e mail: admin@town,


Posted: 1285647370000
Classification: Query
Surnames: ROULSTON
Hi Checked the 1911 Census for Alberta
Alberta/Red Deer/107 / Township 34 / Range 1
W of 5th Meridian.
42 27 Davis James M Head S Mar 1868 43
43 27 Roulston Martha F Sister W May 1870 41
44 27 Roulston Charles Albert M Nephew S Dec 1895 16

Perhaps your Charles ROULSTON ?
ROULSTON, C.A.; Beautiful Fields; Camrose

Unfortunately there are no Volunteers for the above Book.
Provincial Archive in Edmonton may hold same.
Glenbown Museum & Archive in Calgary may hold a copy.
Cheers, Stella

Re: BOWDEN-Boot Hill

Posted: 1285687353000
Classification: Query
The Master Surname Database (not online) (mostly burials in Alberta cemeteries) of the Alberta Genealogical Society lists some 30 ROULSTON names, only this one is in or near Bowden;

Robert ROULSTON, - 11 Apr 1908
burial in the Bowden cemetery, Bowden.

For further research please contact the Research Committee of the Edmonton Branch.

The Edmonton Branch
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