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IOOF Cemetery
Kettle Falls, Stevens County, Washington

Lat: 48° 34' 28"N, Lon: 118° 06' 19"W
T36N R37E Section 35

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Oct 23, 2009 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 0.

The location described on the deed he says, beginning at a point 200ft West if the SE Corner if the NE¼ of the SE¼ of Section 35, Township 36N, Range 37E. It then provided the measurments around the cemetery. The map shows about 20 platted blocks, 16'x24', then some about half that size, with yet several a bit larger. The cemetery map is dated Aug 23, 1913.

This is called the IOOF Cemetery which was established on Aug 27, 1913 by the Kettle Falls Lodge #143. I have the deed for the IOOF Cemetery and it appears to be the second cemetery established in old Kettle Falls WA.

Grandview cemetery was established about 1895 as the Kettle Falls Cemetery and is referred to as the "Old Kettle Falls Cemetery". This cemetery is indeed one of the old Kettle Falls cemeteries, but not the same one, which was first thought by many people.

After working with the location description I find the cemetery is now considered to be under water, as it was abandoned when the Columbia River rose back in 1939-1940. I have been told by people living in the area that it indeed is not flooded, but there are no stones remaining. I am unsure if the burials were removed to another cemetery.

I am puzzled that this one did not show up in the group of Flooded Cemeteries I found from the Reclamation Department.

I welcome any information others might have on this cemetery.

-Maggie Rail

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