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San Poil Cemetery #1081
Keller, Ferry County, Washington

Lat: 48° 02' 02"N, 118° 39' 31"W
T29N R33E Sec 9

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Oct 09, 2003, last edited May 27, 2009 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 237.

You can reach this cemetery from Keller by driving north for about a half-mile, turn right at the bridge, crossing the San Poil River. The road will curve right onto Silvercreek Road, Continue south for about 3.6 mi to Kuehne Road. Before you reach Kuehne Road, Silvercreek Road heads west, so you will make a left turn onto Kuehne Road and be heading south again. The cemetery will be on the right or west side of the road in about a mile from the turn.

To reach Keller WA, one can either go from Wilbur WA, across the Columbia River on the Keller Ferry, or come into Keller on Hwy 21 from Republic WA, which is to the north of Keller.

Some call this cemetery the Kuehne Road Cemetery, and others simply say the Indian Cemetery. At the time of the moving of the various cemeteries before the flooding of Grand Coulee Dam it was called the "New Keller" Cemetery. It is situated along the San Poil River, perhaps lending to the choice of the present name.

Additional listings for those buried in this cemetery can be found in the flooded cemetery records, in Annie Kauffman, Covington, Felicite, Hellgate, Daniel Ignace, Lucy Ignace, Mary Hughes, Mary Keller, Quin-Wha-Etsa, Robert Sorimpt, San Poil Mission, Tribal #40, Tribal #184, TW Slemp, Unknown and Whitestone Tribal Cemeteries.

Many of the above cemeteries have the burial Lot # in the listings, for their burial site in this cemetery. I did not take time to add the lot numbers to this survey. One may also find names in the above listings, which I do not have in this reading, because the marker is either illegible or gone.

There are many rows of burials, with Funeral Home (FH) markers with a paper inside with minimal information. Some unreadable, some with just a name. I tried to take a photo of all, but over 40 of them were illegible, either to the naked eye or in my photo. Many were unmarked, or with a broken marker.

Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur WA seems to be the one who put the metal FH markers on the majority of those which were removed from cemeteries that would soon be flooded.

There were two monuments to signify a mass burial. One in 1938, another in 1979. If they could not be identified, they went into a mass burial sometimes. I did find a few markers which said Unknown. I can find no record of either of these mass burials however, from a particular cemetery.

I included some entries which I found from another reading. I placed an asterisk * after those, because I found no headstone or marker to matched the information, however I cannot vouch these are correct information.

Some of those in the flooded listings show the location in this cemetery. I did not take time to match those. I will try to link the cemeteries as best I can. I was very excited to find these burials in this cemetery, which I first found in the flooded cemetery records, and each one coinciding with the previous records. I think it proves that the moving of all of these burials was handled very well. I cannot fault anyone when the marker deteriorates. I am sure they are buried there in an unmarked grave.

I visited and surveyed this cemetery on Aug 15, 2003. I used a digital camera, and will share any of the photos I have if they are readable. Many are not very good or not able to be read. Most were from the markers on those from the now flooded cemeteries.

- Maggie Rail

Ankney, Wilma K, b. 1938, d. 2000, s/w Robert Hernandez
Antoine, Alexander J, b. 1918, d. 1998, s/w Irene F, 2 markers
Antoine, Irene F, b. 1920, d. 1983, s/w Alexander J
Atkins, Rose Lee, b. 1944, d. 1960
Augusta, Alex, b. Aug 14, 1892, d. Dec 1968, Father, s/by Francis
Augusta, Francis, b. 1916, d. 1969, s/by Alex
Blasingame, Theodore Q, b. Jul 06, 1923, d. Dec 05, 1990, US Army WWII
Blind Mary (Qui-Qui-Talk), no dates
Bray, Avery J, b. Jul 09, 1962, d. Jun 08, 2001, Son, Brother, Dad, Uncle
Brudevold, Daniel Sr, b. Jan 18, 1891, d. Oct 29, 1979, s/w Hazel
Brudevold, Elizabeth, b. 1925, d. 2003, FH marker
Brudevold, Hazel, b. Aug 02, 1919, d. Oct 25, 1979, s/w Daniel Sr
Burke, Marceline Ray, no dates, stone marker, infant of Jim Burke
Charley, San Pierre, d. May 23, 1919, age 12yr, son of Nespelem Chas
Chikin, Charlie Skomo, no dates *
Chuckuinaskt, Grandfather, no dates, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-2-2
Covington, Aaron C, b. Dec 12, 1971, d. Apr 17, 1993, Precious Brother, Son and Friend
Covington, Alex L, b. 1888, d. 1962, Father
Covington, Alex, d. 1968 *
Covington, Alfred H, b. Nov 24, 1965, d. Sep 05, 1999, s/by Alice
Covington, Alfred L Sr, b. Nov 11, 1943, d. Feb 16, 1998
Covington, Alice, b. Oct 22, 1920, d. Feb 08, 1996, Beloved Mother and Grandmother
Covington, Frances Augusta, b. 1916, d. 1969 *
Covington, Henry C, b. Mar 08, 1870, d. Jan 15, 1961, age: 91yr 10mo 7da, Washington Muc Co I 4th Regt Infantry
Covington, John C, d. Oct 19, 1901, age 76yr, moved from flooded Covington, Plot: 19-2-3
Covington, John, d. Aug 30, 1940
Covington, Kihuthitchy?, d. 1942?, very hard to read
Covington, Kinee T, no dates *
Covington, Lawrence Joseph, b. Jan 15, 1906, d. Apr 08, 1970, Washington MOMM3 US Navy WWII
Covington, Lena, b. Jan 25, 1912, d. Mar 21, 1931
Covington, Lester, b. 1904, d. 1979, Beloved Father
Covington, Louis A, no dates *
Covington, Matilda, b. 1909, d. 1999, Strate FH marker
Covington, Robert, d. Aug 02, 1930, age 64
Covington, Smelmollax, d. Jan 13, 1884, age 44yr
Dick, Little, no dates
Dick, Mrs, no dates, mother of Willy, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-1-8
Epperson, Heith Cole, b. Feb 18, 1970, d. Oct 18, 1970
Ferguson, Loren Micheal, b. Jan 10, 1991, d. Jan 31, 1991
Fields, John Elliott, b. Mar 02, 1970, d. Sep 22, 1993, SA US Navy Persian Gulf, MIC CO
Fields, Rosemary, b. Feb 12, 1946, d. Jul 19, 1999, s/by John Elliott
Francis, Andrew Warren, b. Jun 03, 1938, d. Aug 02, 1975, PFC US Army
Francis, Gatha, b. 1862, d. 1959, Mother
Francis, Herman James, b. 1930, d. 1989, US Army Korea
Francis, Jerome M, b. May 23, 1933, d. Jan 27, 1938
Francis, Jerome, no dates
Francis, John B, b. 1898, d. 1982
Francis, Justin W, b. Jan 15, 1959, d. Dec 24, 1974
Francis, M. A., no dates
Francis, Ramona, b. 1955, d. 1963, s/by Justine W
Francis, Ronald, b. 1965, d. 1993, Strate FH marker
Francis, Simon P, b. Jan 08, 1944, d. Aug 23, 1970, Washington Sp4 US Army Vietnam
Francis, Stella Marie, b. Sep 24, 1935, d. Apr 11, 1943
Frank, Andrew, no dates, son of Minnie
Frank, Infant, no dates, c/o Minnie Frank
Frank, Joe, d. Jun 29, 1935
Frank, Joseph, no dates, son of Minnie
Frank, Louie, b. Dec 15, 1901, d. Feb 17, 1919
George, Annie, d. Sep 11, 1942
George, Francis, b. Oct 17, 1919, d. Jun 17, 1959, Washington Tec5 Co B 116th Engr C Bn WWII BSM
George, Harriat, no dates, d/o Jennie, cement cross, June below name, not sure if that is a middle name of the month she died. Flood file spells it Harriet George
Harms, Child, no dates, c/o Moyank Harms
Herman, Alice Paul, b. 1926, d. 1949, s/w Shriley and Baby Boy
Herman, Andrew, b. 1965, d. 2003, FH marker
Herman, Baby Boy, d. 1949, s/w Shirley and Alice Paul
Herman, Infant, child of Mollie
Herman, Infant, son of Molly Herman
Herman, Jimmy, b. 1948, d. 1997, FH marker
Herman, John Michel, b. Jul 23, 1947, d. May 07, 1966
Herman, John, b. 1873, d. 1926
Herman, Julie, no dates, d/o Johnnie
Herman, Mary, b. 1880, d. 1958
Herman, Moyan, no dates
Herman, Shirley, b. 1947, d. 1950, s/w Alice Paul and Baby Boy
Herman, Sol M, b. 1911, d. 1988
Herman, Willie, of Mellie Herman
Hernandez, Robert A, b. 1943, d. no dates, s/w Wilma Ankney
Hilokaken, Child, no dates, c/o Mrs Ed Hilokaken
Hoffman, 1901 *
Hughes, Alice, d. Aug 1965
Hughes, Frank, no dates
Hughes, Mamie, b. 1896, d. 1956 *
Humumpchen, no dates, from Whitestone
Ignace, Jennie, d. Jul 14, 1955 (stone engraved Igncae in error)
Ignace, Louie, d. May 04, 18-7?, age: 70yr
Ignace, Lucy, d. Mar 1830?
Innes, Charles Qua, b. Jun 08, 1970, d. Jun 10, 1988
Jack, John Aleck, b. 1870, d. 1912, dates very hard to see
James, Addie Frank, no dates *
James, Agatha, no dates, daughter of Nate *
James, Andrew, no dates, baby
James, Andrew, no dates, son of Pui
James, Annie, no dates, d/o Jim James
James, Baby, no dates, d/o Jim and Annie (Jim's first wife)
James, Chief San Paul 'Jim', d. 1961, age 85yr
James, child, no dates, c/o Mary
James, Dau, no dates, d/o Jim James
James, Delores, b. 1948, d. 2002, metal marker and cross
James, Gladys J, b. Jul 21, 1947, d. May 09, 1995, photo
James, Harvey Moses, b. 1954, d. 1969, s/w Michael Wayne
James, illegible, Robertson FH marker, Wilbur WA
James, Infant, c/o Mammie James
James, Infant, child of Mannie
James, James Randolph, b. Mar 16, 1942, d. Jul 16, 1980, PFC US Army Vietnam, 2 markers, h/o Marilyn Lum, s/o Suzanne Tskulnast and James W James, Sr
James, John W Sr, b. Dec 15, 1908, d. Dec 30, 1984, s/w Suzanne R
James, Johnny, no dates, s/o Jim James
James, Mannes, no dates *
James, Mary, no dates, dau of Sarah
James, Michael Wayne, b. 1940, d. 1969, s/w Harvey Moses
James, Millie, b. 1872, d. 1944
James, Mr, no dates, Husband of Sara James, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-1-9
James, Paul, b. Sep 16, 1914, d. Jun 07, 1963, Washington PFC 14th Inf 71st Inf Div WWII BSM
James, Peter, b. 1877, d. May 02, 1954, s/o Tony and Mary Wilson James
James, Peter, b. 1888, d. 1954
James, Qual-Qual-Kiah, no dates, father of Chief Jim James
James, Suzanne R, b. Feb 13, 1919, d. no date, s/w John W Sr
James, Willy, no dates, wooden cross
Joe, Alex, b. May 01, 1889, d. Jun 13, 1919, age: 20yr
Joe, Andrew, no dates
Joseph, Charley, no dates
Joseph, Mary, no dates
Kamiakin, Nancy, wife of Cache Creek Joe
Kamilikin, no dates, father of Cache Cr Joe, Plot 19-2-12 *
Kauffman, Annie, no dates
Keller, Baby, no dates, w/Charles
Keller, Charles, no dates, Husband, w/baby Keller
Keller, Homotatque, no dates, d/o Sally Keller
Keller, John, b. 1906, d. 1924, Precht-Harrison-Barnes FH
Keller, John, no dates, s/o Sally
Keller, Mary, b. 1903, d. 1924, Precht-Harrison-Barnes FH
Kolaskon, Chief, b. 1824, d. 1917
Kopo Salkia, Charley Josephs, d. Jun 09, 1927, age: abt 90yr
Kunhlahimkin, Child, no dates, c/o Mary Kunhlahimkin
LaCourse, Sophie N, b. 1916, d. 1972, Barnes FH marker
Louie, Charley, b. 1877, d. Mar 23, 1929
Louie, Child, no dates, child of Sophie Louie
Louie, Child, no dates, little boy of Louie
Louis, DeWitt, no dates, brother of Mrs. Whitelaw
Martin, Albert N, b. 1901, d. 1973
Martin, Charles Ruff, b. 1968, d. 1996, FH marker
Martin, Christine, unsure
Martin, Colette, no dates, sister of Annie
Martin, Daughter, no dates, #1 Tribal #184
Matt, Nancy, b. 1912, d. 1955, Wm Barnes FH marker
McGinnis, James K, b. Jul 01, 1959, d. Jun 10, 1988
McMaster, William D, b. Jan 20, 1900, d. Dec 06, 1959, Washington Pvt US Marine Corps WWI
Micheas, no dates
Monagham, Edward, b. Apr 10, 1955, d. Apr 11, 1965, probably an inscription error
Monaghan, A, 1919
Monaghan, Agnes C, b. Jul 13, 1876, d. Dec 08, 1975, To Our Mother
Monaghan, Charlie, b. Feb 24, 1955, d. Oct 31, 1974, Our son
Monaghan, Child, no dates
Monaghan, Edward N, b. Sep 23, 1917, d. Oct 19, 1993, Tec 5 US Army WWII
Monaghan, Edward, b. Apr 10, 1965, d. Apr 11, 1965 *
Monaghan, Jerome Lewis, b. Mar 24, 1963, d. Feb 10, 1997
Monaghan, Joseph, b. 1892, d. 1966, photo
Monaghan, Lillian R, b. Jun 26, 1929, d. Jul 10, 1994, Mother, photo
Monaghan, Louise Agatha, b. Jun 27, 1969, d. Jul 12, 1997
Monaghan, Patrick Wayne 'Ten bears', b. Jun 23, 1958, d. Dec 03, 1998
Monaghan, Pete, b. Jun 22, 1916, d. Oct 29, 1957, Washington PFC US Army WWII
Moore, Clara Hughes, b. Dep 18, 1880, d. Mar 07, 1972
Moore, Viola, b. Dec 15, 1904, d. Mar 07, 1977
No-Ka-Sa-We-A, no dates, paper marker, wrinkled and hard to read, Plot 11-2-4
Paul, Baby Boy, d. 1919 *
Paul, Herman Alice, b. 1926, d. 1946 *
Paul, Shirly, b. 1947, d. 1950 *
Pichette, Cecilia A, b. 1910, d. 1989
Pierre, Sam, no dates *
Pryswann, Chief, no dates
Que Que Tasket, no dates, w/o Puiu-- Etse?
Qui Qui Talk, no dates *
Quil-Whal-Kia, no dates, father of Jim James
Quinhopetsa, , no dates, Grandmother of Quinhopetsa
Quinhopetsa, , no dates, mother of Quinhopetsa
Quinhopetsa, , no dates, Quinhopetsa's niece's baby
Quin-wha-etsa, , no dates, s/o Quin-Sha-Esa
Quin-who-etsa, Gaulaman Jute, no dates
Quistlakumpetsa, Mary, no dates, M/T Keller from Unknown, Plot: 19-2-10 *
Rields, Rosemary, b. 1946, d. 1999 *
Samuel, Andrew, no dates, s/o Matilda Tskuinast
Schmachin, no dates, age 80yr *
Skaloom, Madeline, no dates, metal marker
Skemiliken, Joseph, b. 1959, d. 1941, 'Cache creek Joe'
Skimilkin, Nancy, no dates
Skomouchen, Nancy, no dates
Soliellmkin, Lillian M, d. 1913 *
Son Jin Wha Stsa, no dates *
Sorimpt, Agnes, b. 1904, d. 1972, Mother
Sorimpt, Albert E, b. 1916, d. 1962
Sorimpt, Alex A, b. 1929, d. 1956, Son
Sorimpt, Child, no dates, c/o George
Sorimpt, Clara I, b. Jul 01, 1886, d. Aug 23, 1965
Sorimpt, Edward C, b. 1930, d. 1980
Sorimpt, George Jr, b. 1871, d. Jun 28, 1939, Father
Sorimpt, George, date illegible
Sorimpt, Harry, b. 1905, d. 1951, Father, s/by Agnes
Sorimpt, Harry, son of Harry
Sorimpt, John, no dates
Sorimpt, Joseph, b. May 19, 1923, d. Aug 24, 1957, Washington Pvt Ps Tng Cen 9 Service Command WWII
Sorimpt, Margaret, no dates, dau of Annie
Sorimpt, Matthew J, b. 1937, d. 1962
Sorimpt, Nellie, b. 1915, d. Aug 02, 1932?, d/o Clara
Sorimpt, Robert, b. 1894, d. 1957
Sorimpt, Tony S, b. 1921, d. 1948, Washington PFC 615th Port Co TC WWII
Squa-Et-Kan-Alx, Annie Kauffman's mother
Squetimkin, infant, b. 1959, d. 1959, FH marker
Squetimkin, Lillian M, d. Jun 11, 1931, dau of Mamie James
Squetimkin, Mamie, b. Jul 08, 1896, d. Sep 06, 1956
Squetimkin, Stanley E, b. Oct 23, 1921, d. Mar 30, 1980, US Army WWII
Squimouken, Lucy, no dates
St Peter, James, b. Aur 03, 1909, d. Jun 25, 1927
Stensgar, Elmer, b. 1911, d. 1978, WWII, PFC US Army WWII
Suerakanaly, no dates, m/o Kamilikin, M/T Keller from Unknown, Plot: 19-4-2
Susan, no dates
Swahya, no dates, brother of Silpalx
Swawilla, Joseph Bear, no dates, cement cross
Ten Ten Malaken, no dates, Bro. of Mrs Kappoose, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-2-4
Tilh-Hita, Mary Susan, b. 1881, d. 1948, white wooden cross
Timentwa, Louise, no dates
Tonasket, Alex L. 'Ike', b. Aug 05, 1948, d. Oct 07, 2006, Vietnam Veteran
Tonasket, Joseph A 'Two Jump', b. 1911, d. 1982, s/w Mary C Arnold
Tonasket, Mary C Arnold, b. 1916, d. no date, s/w Joseph A
Tonasket, William Alex, b. 1950, d. 1996, US Marines *
Tonasket-Ishitani, Jesse James, d. Sep 18, 1998, Our Angel, appears to be a child
Toni, Maggie, b. 1860, d. 1950 *
Too Loo Salxt, Herman, b. 1877, d. 1914
Tskina, Matilda, no dates, child of Mrs Ed Hilakapen *
Tskuinast, Child, c/o Matilda Tskuinast
Tskuinast, Infant, son of Matilda Tskuinast
Tskuinast, Peter, infant son of Matilda Tskuinast
Tskuinosk, John, no dates
Tun-Wha-Stsa, Son, no dates
Umtosuler, Andray, d. 1897, age: 105yr, might be d. 1877
Whalawitsa, Joe, son of Nettie James
Whista-Neker, no dates, bro/o Quist Lukeunpetsa, moved from flooded Covington
Wilskomouchken, Charles, d. Aug 1929, cement cross
Wilson, Susan, d. May 1893

??, Child, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 17-2-2
??, Child, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 17-2-8
??, Child, no dates, M/T Keller from Unknown, Plot: 16-2-3 *
??, Dick, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-3-11
A Chieftan, d. 1901?, age: 90yr
Covington, #A, no dates, name unknown
Covington, , no dates, cement cross
Holey?, no data
Tes--, John, no dates
Unidentified, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-1-10
Unidentified, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-1-11
Unidentified, M/T New Keller from flooded Covington, Plot: 1-1-12

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