Photos by Barry Wallace
King City Cemetery was started 130 years ago, in 1887. Elizabeth McClure Gilliam in her 1975 history of King, entitled Early Settlements of King Township Ontario, tells the story of Mr. R. Kirbyson who was one of the first caretakers. He was paid $1.00 for a ten-hour day. One year his wages amounted to $33.75, but as he had taken hay off the land and the hay was valued at $24, his pay that year was reduced to $9.75.
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