Ranald McDonald Cemetery
Ferry County, Washington
T40N R32E Sec 22
Lat: 48° 56' 51"N, Lon: 118° 45' 43"W
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Jul 26, 2001, edited Mar 27, 2009
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East of Hwy #21 one mile, and north of Curlew, follow signs. It is well
marked. When you find it, you have a somewhat steep climb to the top of
the hill where the cemetery is.
This has become a famous cemetery because of Ranald McDonald's life.
It is said that many Japanese tour to this cemetery to pay their respects
because of what he did for their people. There are coins left from visitors
at the base of the stone for Ranald McDonald.
It has been named a Heritage Site, by the State Parks and Recreation
Commission. The cemetery is not maintained all that well, it is fenced
and perhaps cleaned out annually.
Besides the following headstones there were several white unmarked
crosses in the cemetery.
I visited and surveyed this cemetery on July 19, 2001.
- Maggie Rail
Arcasa, Ann Mary, b. 1857, d. 1945, s/w Xavier
Arcasa, Xavier, b. 1853, d. 1940, s/w Ann Mary
Bush, Anna Buckley, b. 1883, d. 1957
Bush, Daniel L, b. Mar 17, 1919, d. Dec 02, 1972, Washington
Couts, Agnes P, b. 1893, d. 1988, Beloved Mother
Couts, Donald Pat, b. 1931, d. 1990, s/w Newell
Couts, Joe, d. Mar 1932, s/w Joseph Pellicane
Couts, Newell 'Sally', b. 1928, d. 1995, s/w Donald
Fashbender, William, b. Jul 04, 1900, d. Oct 14, 1925, difficult
Louie, Joseph, b. 1883, d. 1930
Lynch, James M, b. 1861, d. 1940
Lynch, Jennie V, b. 1869, d. 1950, s/by James
MacDonald, Ranald, b. 1824, d. 1894, s/o Princess Raven and Archibald
MacDonald, he was a life of adventure, sailing the seven seas, wandering
in far countries, but returning at last to rest in his homeland, Sayonara-Farewell,
Astoria, Europe, Japan, The Cariboo, Australia and Fort Colville.
Nelson, George T, b. 1854, d. 1895
Nelson, George, b. 1889, d. 1894
Nelson, Nathan E, b. 1893, d. 1916
Nelson, William B, b. 1891, d. 1939
Pellicane, Joseph, d. Aug 1921, s/w Joe Couts
Stanton, Harry B, b. 1883, d. 1967, s/w Nellie V
Stanton, Nellie V, b. 1897, d. 19-, s/w Harry B
Stanton, Thomas Brett 'Cedo', b. Apr 20, 1961, d. Aug 06, 1982,
His spirit was as free as a whitetail deer and his heart as pure as
the country he loved.