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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 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 21.

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 Tec5 WWII
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 to decipher
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.

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