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Mary Keller Cemetery
Ferry County, Washington

Map # 1
T28N R31E Sec 2

Contributed by Maggie Rail, © 2000 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 5.

Transcribed from "Columbia River Cemeteries", a record of individuals moved from the banks of the Columbia River to make way for the rising flood waters of Lake Roosevelt, published in the 1976 book, "Stevens County Tombstone Inscriptions" by EWGS, Spokane WA., who acquired this record from the Spokane Garry Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

It lists the place they were moved to as, New Keller Cemetery, but the name the cemetery goes by now is San Poil Cemetery #1081.

This cemetery is now located underneath the Columbia River. In approximately 1939-40, after the Grand Coulee Dam was built, the waters were raised, thus flooding the cemetery. Before the waters were raised, the Bureau of Reclamation, of the U.S. Department of the Interior, was responsible for relocating the burials. Ball & Dodd was hired to do the removals. Note the location of Mary Keller Cemetery, it is #1 on Ball & Dodd Map.

"M/T" means "moved to", and the Plot numbers refer to the location in the new cemetery.
"c/o" , means "child of", "s/o" means "son of"

??, Baby, Son of Quin-Wha-Etsa (Maggie Tom), M/T New Keller, Plot: 1-1-5
??, Mother, of Sally Keller, Moved to New Keller, Plot: 1-1-2
Keller, Baby, s/o Mary Keller, grandson of Sally, M/T New Keller, Plot: 1-1-4
Keller, Charles, Husband of Sally, Moved to New Keller, Plot: 1-1-1
Keller, Katy, daughter of Sally, Moved to New Keller, Plot: 1-1-3

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