by: Cumberland Township Historical Society

An excellent reference for those interested in Dale’s Cemetery in Cumberland Village. “The land for this beautifully situated and well groomed cemetery was given by William Dale. It lies south of Old Montreal Road, about ¾ mile east of the Village of Cumberland, and comprises 7.6 acres in the north-easterly part of Lot 11, Concession 1 of the old Township of Cumberland. We know nothing of William Dale except that the 1879 Atlas states “William Dale, a retired farmer was born in Ireland in 1805, came to Canada in 1828, and owns 200 acres Lot 11 Conc. 1” having been buried in this cemetery. Early records show this cemetery was started in 1836 on farm land purchased for 20 pounds currency from Wm. Dale and his wife Mary Lough Dale who were buried here in 1895 and 1855 respectively.” (Darell Small, Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, 1980). Published by the Society in 2005. (ISBN 0-9687196-4-3)