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Tacoma Creek Cemetery
Pend Oreille County, Washington

Lat: 48° 23' 22"N, Lon: 117° 19' 00"W
T33N R43E Section 1

Transcribed and compiled by Maggie Rail 1999, last edited Dec 10, 2010 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 12.

To reach this cemetery, drive north out of Cusick on Hwy 20 for about 3 miles. Watch on your left for Tacoma Creek Road and turn west. You will find the cemetery within 1/3 of a mile on your right, straight up the hill, which is not an easy climb.

I said you will find, but seriously, you must climb the hill to find it. It is not visible from the road below, and you may doubt me before you do find it. I discovered an easier, but longer, route back down. I found fewer than the 20 headstones I was told should be there.

One of the granddaughters of the Cusicks, who lived nearby helped me with two names. Later Helen Bond, another granddaughter, who also lives in Cusick, gave me more information for those where no headstone remains. Weather, aging and little or no care have taken many of the stones.

I have been asked for the records of the Locke Cemetery. To my knowledge and that of all the residents in the area, there never was a cemetery there. They say the Tacoma Creek Cemetery was the main burial site by all the pioneers in those early days. I am sure there are many missing names in my transcription. If anyone knows one that should be added, please contact me.

There were still 6-7 broken down fences, which were used for enclosures. Some of the remaining headstones were no longer readable. I completed my survey of this cemetery on Aug 09, 1999.

- Maggie Rail

Bauer, Lydia Bechtel, d. 1903
Cusick, Ella C., b. Sep 27, 1873, d. Oct 30, 1900, w/o J. W. Cusick
Cusick, Joe W., no date, Granddaughter says he is buried there (might be d. Nov 01, 1888)
Ivy, L., b. 1912, d. 1967
March, Lucius D., no date, Granddaughter says he is buried by his wife
March, Nettie E., d. Apr 07, 1899, age: 36yr 6mo, w/o Lucius D.
Oswald, Herman Lewis, d. Mar 28, 1912, age: 2yr, s/o Annie & Ferdinand
Pautz, Robert, d. Sep 29, 1907, age: 53yr, per Rose Peltier
Purchase, Mrs. Bert, no date
Sullivan, Lois, d. 1904
Sullivan, Sadie, d. 1908
Van Keuren, Bessie H., d. Apr 28, 1902, age: 9yr 1mo

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