Tyner Cemetery is all that remains of a rural settlement in Pembina County once known as Tyner. Cemeteries are not something we usually feature as an entity all their own, primarily because there are plenty of websites out there which focus on cemeteries and family history already. However, Terry visited Tyner Cemetery to photograph the headstones for some of his wife’s family — the McCurdy’s — and was moved by the solitude of the site.
The cemetery is in the middle of a farmer’s field and no longer even has a road leading to it. The only access is on foot, there is no fence, and as you can see from the photos, the entire site is quite overgrown. The site tells a tale that was written a very long time ago.
Samuel McCurdy, born Aug. 19, 1866, died Nov. 3rd, 1899, aged 33 years.
Mary McEwen, died Apr. 14, 1894, age 20 Y’s, 2 M’s, 14 D’s
Maggie McEwen, died Oct. 19, 1894, age 16 Y’s, 2 M’s, 20 D’s
A.C. McCurdy, Oct. 5th, 1888 to May 17th, 1975
Alice, wife of A.C. McCurdy, July 27th, 1884 to Sept. 14th, 1938
Eliza Jane, wife of Samuel Hillis, born in Ireland, Aug. 17, 1840, died Mar. 31, 1914
Frederick W. Mountain, died Feb. 7, 1899, aged 6 mos. 14 days.
Roy Tuson, died Mar. 26, 1892, aged 7 mos.
Alvin, son of John J. and Catherine Hughes. died Oct. 28, 1891, aged 14 years, 4 ms. 7 days.
Baby Symington, born Sept. 28, 1899, died October 15, 1900
Photos by Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright 2012 Sonic Tremor Media LLC