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Old Pioneer Cemetery
Coulee City, Grant County, Washington

Lat: 47° 37' 35"N, Lon: 119° 16' 31"W
T25N R28E Section 34

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Jul 30, 1999, last edited Mar 29, 2010 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 61.

This cemetery is located on one acre of land about one mile northeast of Coulee City, west of Hwy 2 about 1/2 mile, on 37 NE Road.

The cemetery is not maintained and was fully overgrown in weeds. The remaining headstones, mostly the upright type and quite visible, were surprisingly easy to read. It is evident that many headstones are missing. The fence which surrounds this cemetery is also down and in need of repair.

I have also included burial records from 1906-1924, which I recently acquired from a publication printed by the Grant County Genealogical Society a few years ago, and used with permission.

According to the Grant County Journal, May 25, 1967, this cemetery was in bad need of repair. A group organized and restored it, eventually dedicated it on Memorial Day 1976. Up to that time the cemetery was nameless and not recorded by deed or plat in either Grant or Douglas counties although it was estimated to have started about 1889. Burials ceased because of the high water table causing the graves to fill with seep water and then sinking. It seems to once again be forgotten and in need of repair. Gordon Steinmetz, owner of the land abutting the cemetery, says the reason the cemetery was closed is because the rocky soil made it too difficult to dig graves.

I read this Old Pioneer cemetery on Jul 12, 1999. I have returned twice, but find no improvements have taken place.

- Maggie Rail

Legend:
s/w=stone with
c/o=child of
h/o=husband of
w/o=wife of
b. =born
s/o=son of
P=plot

Bill, Nesplem, d. 1908, bur. May 05, 1908
Bogart, Ada, d. 1911, bur. Oct 22, 1911
Brown, Henry, b. May 09, 1842, d. Dec 09, 1915, bur. Dec 10, 1915, 73y
Brown, Joseph William, d. 1918, bur. May 12, 1918, 58y 3m
Chappell, Lida H., b. Apr 08, 1877, d. Jan 20, 1916, w/o C.M., bur. Jan 22, 1916
Cook, Harold P., b. Sep 06, 1912, d. Sep 06, 1913, Our Loved One, bur. Sep 07, 1913
Cook, Malinda A.C., d. 1918, bur. Oct 07, 1918, 22y 9m
Cross, Baby, d. 1909, bur. May 07, 1909, 2da
Cross, William, d. 1909, bur. Jul 13, 1909, baby 1da
Dairdson, Harry, d. 1918, bur. Jul 15, 1918, Stillborn
Davies, Dorothy, d,1914, bur. Jan 07, 1914, 4yr
Davis, Baby of Rev., d. 1912, bur. Apr 04, 1912, Stillborn
Dean, Dean, d. 1924, bur. Jul 15, 1924, Infant
Debolt, A.W., d. 1913, bur. Nov 16, 1913
Debolt, Mrs. A.W., d. 1906, bur. Oct 09, 1906, 44y 7m 13d
Deward, Gerald, d. 1917, bur. Apr 14, 1917, 3y 3m 11d
Eliason, Edward, d. 1908, bur. Oct 20, 1908, adult
Elwell, Baby, d. 1912, bur. Jan 08, 1912, d/o Elmer
England, William, d. 1908, bur. Apr 18, 1908, 1da
Evans, William Frank, d. Feb 01, 1895, s/o D.& Mary, 5wk 1da
Ferguson, Ina G., b. Jan 16, 1902, d. Mar 08, 1902, d/o A.T.& T.B.
Ford, William, d. 1908, bur. May 27, 1908
Frasure, Carl C., d. 1908, bur. Jul 25, 1908, 13mo 12da
Graham, John, d. 1908, bur. Oct 28, 1908, 3mo
Harrison, Joseph, d. 1918, bur, Jun 18, 1918, adult
Harrison, Lydia, d. 1921, bur. Apr 21, 1921, adult
Hembrook, Joseph L., b. Mar 06, 1878, d. Mar 02, 1907
Hicks, Mr., d. 1912, bur. Sep 13, 1912
Hopkins, Oscar, d. 1908, bur. Sep 25, 1908
Johnson, Mrs. George, d. 1915, bur. Nov 13, 1915
Lambreth, Joseph Edward, d. 1915, bur. Sep 04, 1915, 2y
Lawrence, Mamie, d. 1913, 1y 3m 11d, d/o A.G.& Annie
Martin, Little Dicky, d. 1907, bur. Oct 16, 1907, 8mo, s/o George & Tammy
Mathias, Baby, d. 1918, bur. Jul 15, 1918, 2d
Mcentee, Philip, d. Jul 08, 1901, 71 yr, h/o Elizabeth
Mcquiness, Joseph, d. 1908, bur. May 13, 1908
Nelson, H.P., d. 1907, bur. Oct 14, 1907, child
Peterson, John E., b. Mar 29, 1910, d. Aug 18, 1910, bur. Aug 19, 1910, 4m 11d
Poole, John Henry, d. 1913, bur. Jan 30, 1913, 58y 14d
Rider, Fred, d. 1911, 12, 14, 1911, 39yr
Rowlands, David, b. May 18, 1824, d. Jul 24, 1889, h/o & S/W Elizabeth
Rowlands, Elizabeth, b. Dec 26, 1819, d. Apr 14, 1897, w/o David, Fenced area
Stapleton, Arthur, d. 1914, bur. Aug 12, 1914, 8m 5d
Stapleton, Bayne, b. Dec 06, 1913, d. Aug 11, 1914, s/o C.A. & Bertha, bur. 1915?
Stapleton, Lemuel, b. Nov 04, 1844, d. Jan 18, 1909, bur. Jan 19, 1909, 65yr
Stoner, Infant, d. 1912, bur. Sep 17, 1912, c/o Ray
Stoner, Ruth, d. 1914, bur. Jan 23, 1914, 4y 4m 20d
Swank, Kenneth J.D., b. Nov 21, 1908, d. Jul 15, 1909
Swank, Lizzy, d. 1909, bur. Jul 15, 1909, baby, 1da
Town, Child, d. 1913, bur. Dec 27, 1913, 7y 24d
Traveling Man, d. 1911, bur. Mar 15, 1911
Triplett, Alfred F., b. Mar 06, 1860, d. Feb 04, 1917, How We Miss Thee, 57y
Tuttle, Carry Ida, d. 1916, bur. Nov 20, 1916, 29y 11m 11d
Tuttle, Lena, d. 1914, bur. May 22, 1914
Waldrom, H.A., d. 1917, bur. Nov 20, 1917, Stillborn
Washington, Infant N.W., d. 1916, bur. Feb 27, 1916, 3d
Wenzenbury, Child, d. 1915, bur. May 16, 1915, Stillborn
Wesler, John, d. 1916, bur. Jul 13, 1916, Hembrok lot
Williams, Lawrence L., b. Apr 14, 1897, d. Nov 03, 1911, s/o S.E.& Ida
Wilson, Herman Lee, d. 1911, bur. Jul 10, 1910, 28y 3m 10d
Wright, Jessie, b. Apr 02, 1907, d. Aug 11, 1907, d/o M&M L.B.

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