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Old Riverview Cemetery (Potter's Field)
Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington

Lat: 48° 55' 04"N, Lon: 119° 26' 49"W
T40N R27E Sec 33

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Sep 26, 2000, updated Dec 20, 2010 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 45.

Take the bridge on the west side of Oroville and turn right or south after you cross onto hwy 97. Continue for one mile to Golden road, then another half mile and you will see the Riverview Cemetery on the left side of the road. This cemetery lies on a hill overlooking and abutting Riverview cemetery to the south.

This is not perpetual care and has been abandoned and left to overgrowth, plus several dead trees and other debris disposed of here, making it impossible to find all of the graves if a marker does exist.

As I update this I am told the name of this cemetery is Potter's Field. I did not know it's name when I first walked and read this cemetery. With it being so close to Riverview I gave it this name, after hearing many of the locals calling it that, when I asked what the name of it was.

All of those listed here are unplatted, meaning no one has kept a record of the places of the burials. This being true, it means no more burials can be made in this cemetery. The cemetery began about 1911.

The cemeteries in this area are under the jurisdiction of the Okanogan County Cemetery District #4, with the records being found in the office listed above.

Added info in 2004: I revisited this cemetery Jul 14, 2004 and found it had been cleaned out and the old stones dug up, so this reading reflects this. A sign says: "John Minyard cleaned and restored Potters Field and the Garden Club decorated it with donated silk flowers. Money and equipment for the costs were donated by American Legion, County Road Dept, Otid, Gold Digger Apples."

I have a photo of all existing stones which I will share. Those with an asterisk * I could not find a stone for, but are listed in the Sexton burial records.

- Maggie Rail

Adams, Dexter, bur. Nov 06, 1939, L-02 *
Allen, Hank, bur. Jan 03, 1912, L-01 *
Christie, Abraham, b. 1876, d. 1950, L-06
Colton, Walter J, bur. Sep 13, 1944, L-05 *
Cook, Daniel, b. 1861, d. 1943, bur. Dec 10, 1943, L-04
Covington, John, bur. Feb 07, 1942, L-03 *
Daly, Baby, bur. Aug 28, 1915, L-7 *
Decise, Louie, bur. May 08, 1941, L-08 *
Dow, Jerry, b. 1907, d. 1951, bur. Dec 15, 1951, L-09
Estray, Curtis B., bur. Jan 18, 1917, L-10 *
Gaty, Alexander, b. 1858, d. 1942, bur. Dec 18, 1941, L-12
Glover, Charles, bur. Aug 20, 1939, L-11
Griffin, Jimmy, b. 1856, d. 1942, bur. Oct 11, 1942, L-13
Grimes, John G., b. 1958, d. 1948, bur. Sep 27, 1948, L-15
Grounlose, Louis M, bur. Apr 26, 1944, L-14
Hancock, Baby, Apr 16, 1916, L-19 *
Hansen, Peter M, b. 1856, d. 1942, L-20
Hemmingway, Baby, bur. Mar 28, 1915, L-18 *
Huntley, Dorothy Ione 'Cora', b. Aug 16, 1903, d. Dec 08, 1911, bur. dec 08, 1911, d/o Albert & Nettie, per obit, L-17 *
Huntley, Mary Lowe, b. Jan 18, 1906, d. Nov 17, 1911, bur. Nov 18, 1911, d/o Albert & Nettie, per obit, L-16 *
Jessen, Peter, b. 1861?, d. 1944, bur. Oct 22, 1944, L-22
Johnson, Jonas A., bur. Oct 23, 1941, L-21
Larson, Fred, b. 1880, d. 1949, bur. May 07, 1949, L-25
Litner, Charles, handmade stone, bur. Dec 16, 1941, L-24
Lyman, Clarence S., bur. Jul 21, 1941, L-23 *
MacKenzie, H. W., bur. Feb 26, 1941, L-27 *
McGrath, Charles A., b. 1856?, d. 1955?, bur. Jul 9, 1947, stone is bad, not sure on the dates, L-28
Michelson, Olaf G., b. 1866, d. 1945, bur. Jan 12, 1947, L-26
Neilson, Swan, b. Feb 02, 1858, d. Jun 22, 1913, bur. Jun 22, 1913, L-29
Norris, Rollin L., bur. Jan 04, 1940, L-30 *
O'Neil, Baby, bur. Feb 18, 1922, L-31 *
Parker, William T., b. 1850, d. 1943, bur. May 05, 1943, L-32
Phillips, William, d. 1950, bur. Nov 19, 1950, L-34
Pilkinton, Jennie M., b. 1866, d. 1951, bur. Apr 12, 1951, L-35
Puga, Tranquilino, b. 1929, d. 1946, bur. Jul 11, 1946, L-33
Risley, Louis, b. 1872, d. 1946, bur. Sep 15, 1946, L-36
Schmitch, Henry, bur. Oct 05, 1912, L-37 *
Schwindler, Joy E., bur. Jun 17, 1917, L-38 *
Smith, Ora Belle, bur. Nov 12, 1915, L-39 *
Tangan, Evan K., bur. Jan 05, 1944, L-40
Topping, James, b. 1872, d. 1946, bur. Sep 20, 1946, L-41
Venable, Jack, bur. Nov 08, 1945, L-42 *
Warick, Ole, b. 1872, d. 1946, bur. Sep 15, 1946, L-43
Webster, Jack, b. 1883, d. 1940, L-44
Weller, John G, b. 1855, d. 1945, L-45


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