The following is a transcription of the Ubezhdeniye (Linden Valley) Doukhobor Cemetery located 4 miles west of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271. Land location: NW 6-30-32 West of First. Latitude: 51°34.700. Longitude: 101° 59.709. Transcribed by Fred Strelieff and Ed Kazakoff on October 12, 2004.
View of the cemetery from the south facing north. Note the heavy overgrowth.
Ubezhdeniye Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Ubezhdeniye village. After the abandonment of the village in 1909, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1950’s. Located in the Linden Valley School District, it also came to be known as Linden Valley Cemetery. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.
The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 105 interments in a single section comprised of seven rows facing east-west. Over half the graves (87) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. We have used death certificates to identify seven of these. The remaining 80 or so unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain, upright granite or marble headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel west from Kamsack on Highway No. 5 for 3 3/4 miles (6 km). Then turn north and continue on the gravel road for one mile (1.6 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the road in the north-west corner of the quarter section. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Barisenkoff||John J.||1830||Feb. 10, 1925||No Marker|
|Chernoff||Pearl T.||Jul. 8, 1862||Nov. 29, 1927|
|Chernoff *||Pelagea W.||Aug. 27, 1903||Aug. 2, 1911|
|Chernoff *||Alexei W.||Mar. 1, 1901||Aug. 10, 1911|
|Kabatoff||A.P.||Jun. 5, 1867||Oct. 4, 1915|
|Kabatoff||Semeon P.||1854||Aug. 23, 1919||Died – age 65 years – No Marker|
|Konkin||(child)||Aug. 28, 1923||Aug. 28, 1923||Child of John and Elizabeth Konkin – No Marker|
|Konkin||Dasha||1852||Oct. 29, 1930||Died – age 78 years|
|Konkin||Doris||1900||1939||Daughter of William and Parania|
|Konkin||Ivan M.||1839||May 23, 1919||Died – age 80 years|
|Konkin||Wasyl I.||1884||Oct. 14, 1927||Died – age 43 years|
|Konkin||Parania||1875||1950||Wife of William|
|Kozlova *||Fedosia||Dec. 23, 1841||Apr. 28, 1909|
|Podovinnikoff *||Agafia A.||Dec. 25, 1865||May 18, 1946|
|Podovinnikoff *||N.W.||Jun. 10, 1865||Nov. 4, 1951|
|Podovinnikoff *||William N.||Oct. 13, 1902||Jan. 17, 1923|
|Sherstobitoff||Paul||1850||Sep. 15, 1920||Died – age 70 years – No Marker|
|Stooshinoff||Malasha||Nov. 20, 1899||Jun. 23, 1933|
|Stooshinoff||Mike A.||1870||Sep. 5, 1941||No Marker|
|Stooshinoff||Nastia||1873||Oct. 10, 1949||Wife of Vassia|
|Stooshinoff||Vassia||Apr. 30, 1873||Apr. 30, 1933|
|Voikin||Annie Z.||1872||Apr. 21, 1944||No Marker|
|Voikin||James||–||Oct. 27, 1955||Funeral Home Marker|
*Translated from Russian.
View of the cemetery from the west facing east.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and death certificates. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Fred Podmaroff for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Ubezhdeniye (Linden Valley) Cemetery, please contact Doukhobor Cemetery Transcription Project coordinator: Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.