The following is a transcription of Thrums Doukhobor Cemetery located in Thrums, British Columbia. Land location: Parcel A (Reference Plan 55952-I) Block 7, District Lot 1239, Kootenay District, Plan 1525. Latitude: 49°22.119. Longitude: 117°34.020. Transcribed by Lawrna and Margaret Myers in September 2002. Updated January 3, 2008.
View of the cemetery from the south facing north. Note the dense brush.
Thrums Cemetery was established in 1912 by Thrums Doukhobors belonging to the Independent Doukhobor Society. After 1940, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors belonging to the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ ("USCC") until the 1970’s. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned by the USCC Cemetery Association.
The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is not enclosed. There is dense scrub, brush and trees throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 150 interments in a single section comprised of seven rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (110) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death registrations and oral tradition to identify twenty-five of these. The remaining 85 or so unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate, marble or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel north through Thrums on Highway No. 3A. Turn right at the road across from the mobile home business. Then cross over the railroad tracks and at the next junction turn left. The cemetery is located on the left side of the road, approximately 300 meters (328 yards) from the road allowance. The cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Abrossimoff||Irene W.||1887||Oct. 15, 1967|
|Babakaiff||Sam||1845||Jul. 22, 1943||No Marker|
|Barisoff||Mary||Feb. 1868||Feb. 9, 1960||No Marker|
|Chernoff||–||1885||1923||Wife of Nikita Chernoff|
|Davidoff||Paul N.||Aug. 6, 1935||Dec. 24, 1952||No Marker|
|Davidoff||Polly A.||Aug. 26, 1904||Aug. 1941||Nee Kalesnikoff|
|Drozdoff||Pauline||1919||Jan. 28, 1934||No Marker|
|Dziubik||Dora||Dec. 23, 1894||Jul. 1, 1973|
|Esovoloff||Elizabeth||Dec. 13, 1959||Apr. 3, 1960|
|Esovoloff||Fred||Mar. 15, 1910||Mar. 22, 1987||No Marker|
|Esovoloff||Tina||Feb. 25, 1912||Dec. 18, 1995||Wife of Fred – No Marker|
|Hoodikoff||Mary J.||Feb. 10, 1880||Sep. 10, 1965|
|Hoodikoff||Wasyl F.||Dec. 18, 1874||Mar. 5, 1961|
|Konkin||Samson S.||Oct. 15, 1882||Nov. 5, 1963|
|Konkin||Peter P.||Jan. 3, 1926||Jul. 26, 1955||Buried with Lisa P. Konkin|
|Konkin||Lisa P.||Jun. 7, 1955||Jun. 9, 1955||Buried with Peter P. Konkin|
|Konkin||Anna||Sep. 15, 1860||Mar. 10, 1946||No Marker|
|Konkin||Nancy||Oct. 11, 1880||Oct. 11, 1965||No Marker|
|Konkin||Mary K.||May 5, 1907||Jun. 2, 1966|
|Loff||Bonnie M.||1934||Dec. 24, 1952|
|Markin||Matrusha P.||Apr. 14, 1888||Mar. 26, 1958|
|Novokshonoff||William||1944||1948||Child of Fred and Anna|
|Perepolkin||John Nick||Oct. 27, 1896||Jul. 14, 1958|
|Perepolkin||Nora||Jul. 1, 1896||Jul. 4, 1946|
|Perepolkin||John||–||Jul. 15, 1947||No Marker|
|Perepolkin||Nick||–||Sep. 29, 1947||No Marker|
|Perepolkin||Nora||1870||May. 21, 1938||No Marker|
|Perepolkin||Sam||1875||Jun. 12, 1944||No Marker|
|Perepolkin||William Nick||Feb. 15, 1887||Jul. 5, 1962||No Marker|
|Planiden||Gregory P.||Nov. 9, 1938||May 19, 1963|
|Planiden||Peter||Jun. 29, 1895||Jul. 16, 1943||No Marker|
|Planidin||Pete||Mar. 11, 1923||Apr. 7, 1955|
|Popoff||Alex Nick||1874||Jan. 14, 1960||No Marker|
|Popoff||John||1875||Apr. 6, 1951||No Marker|
|Popoff||Mary||1869||Apr. 10, 1956||No Marker|
|Postnikoff||Misha S.||1886||Jul. 29, 1934|
|Reibin||Audotia||1860||Feb. 17, 1938||No Marker|
|Saliken||Helen||1892||Jun. 14, 1955||No Marker|
|Sheloff||Mary||1893||Apr. 6, 1940|
|Sheloff||Laba||Oct. 26, 1938||Oct. 27, 1938||No Marker|
|Sherstobitoff||William Alex||1869||Oct. 14, 1941||No Marker|
|Soukeroff||George John||Mar. 4, 1874||Mar. 12, 1960||No Marker|
|Soukeroff||John J.||–||–||No Marker|
|Soukoreff||Olga||Apr. 11, 1936||Dec. 24, 1952|
|Soukoreff||William W.||Dec. 4, 1932||May 9, 1966|
|Soukoroff||Masha V.||Jun. 27, 1867||Nov. 27, 1935|
|Swetlishnoff||Nora||Apr 1875||Mar. 20, 1954||No Marker|
|Swetlishoff||Fred||Nov. 10, 1872||Jan. 20, 1956|
|Tarasoff||Nellie G.||1902||May 20, 1961|
|Zibin||Polly||–||Oct. 1, 1951||No Marker|
Close-up view of the cemetery from the south facing north. Note the cemetery plaque.
View of the cemetery plaque at gate.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death registrations and oral tradition. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Thrums Doukhobor Cemetery, please contact: Lawrna S. Myers.