Tantramar Tantramar Acadian

Toler
TOLER THOMPSON
c.1780 - 1846

Toler Thompson is chiefly known for his work in draining and improving the Tantramar marshes.

Left: Grave stone in Four Corners Burying Ground , 137-163 Church Street, Middle Sackville, N.B..

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
TOLER THOMPSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 23, 1846 IN THE
67TH YEAR OF HIS AGE

NAKED AS FROM THE EARTH WE COME
AND ENTER LIFE AT FIRST
NAKED WE TO THE EARTH RETURN
AND TO MINGLE WITH THE DUST

IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION
OF THE LIFE AND WORKS OF
TOLER THOMPSON
WHOSE SKILFUL SYSTEM OF
DRAINAGE CANALS AND
DYKES CHANGED THE
TANTRAMAR MARSHLANDS
FROM A WASTELAND INTO A
PRODUCTIVE AREA FOR HIS
OWN AND SUCCEEDING
GENERATIONS.

ERECTED BY THE
FOLLOWING DESCENDANTS - 1972.

FAMILY OF ETHEL (THOMPSON) BERRIE
BERNICE, NORMA, WINONA
FAMILY OF MABEL (THOMPSON) LUSBY
CHARLOTTE, MARY, WILFRED
FAMILY OF CLARENCE THOMPSON
ALICE, WINIFRED
SADIE (THOMPSON) DASH
EVA (THOMPSON) ALLEN
JEAN (THOMPSON) OULTON
CHARLES A.THOMPSON, M.D.
DONALD A. THOMPSON, M.D.
J. TOLER THOMPSON, DENTIST
R. WYLIE COATES
R. TOLER COATES
NITA PUTNAM
REV. GERALD BLISS
REV. REGINALD BLISS
ROGER BLISS, M.D.
VICTORIA (ESTABROOKS) OULTON
ROGER OULTON

Marker placed by Thompson descendants, in 1972 on reverse of tombstone

On Toler Thompson (1780-1846), and his contribution to the draining of the marshes, see

Milner, W.C., History of Sackville New Brunswick (Sackville, N.B.: The Tribune Press, 1934), pp. 166-169 (also available online at History of Sackville New Brunswick);

Cunningham, R.J., THOMPSON, TOLER , Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. VII, pp.854-855.

Hamilton, Bill, "The Legacy of Toler Thompson," Sackville Tribune-Post, 22 November 2000, p.6.


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