Washington Genealogy

Sacred Heart Cemetery Monument

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Nespelem, Washington

The Sacred Heart Cemetery is easily seen on the south side of Hwy 155 about a mile past Nespelem heading northwest toward Omak WA. It is filled with so many beautiful monument type headstones. There are two sections, with a driveway between, all on a slightly sloping hill. The section on the east side appears to be the older section. I have never seen so many larger headstones with artwork in some form, usually nature, plus many have photos of the deceased. This cemetery is owned by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nespelem. The families maintain their own areas …

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Riverside Cemetery Sign

Riverside Cemetery, Riverside, Washington

Riverside Cemetery is situated on the west side of the highway as you drive south of the town of Riverside on Hwy 97. You can easily spot it off to your right. Names followed by an asterisk * either did not have a headstone in 2006 or are burials since.

1883 Pensioners – Pierce County, Washington

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 – Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate – Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5. This list is taken from the official Pension Roll of 1883, the major genealogical source for Civil War and War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners are listed by post office address, and in no apparent order after that. No. ofcertifi-cate. Last nameof pensioner First nameof pensioner Post-officeaddress Cause for which pensioned Monthlyrate Date oforiginalallowance. 179153 Alden Augustus E. Fort Steilacoom …

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An illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties, state of Washington Title Page

Biography of Albert Burdick of Addy, Washington

Albert Burdick is numbered among the enterprising and capable farmers of the Colville valley, who have come hither from the eastern states to make homes in this favored region. He resides about four miles northeast of Addy upon land which he secured through the homestead right; and in addition to raising the fruits of the field he handles considerable stock. Albert Burdick was born on October 5, 1858, in Bureau county, Illinois, the son of R. C. and Lucy A. (Manrose) Burdick, natives of Ohio. They came to Illinois and then to Iowa where the father was drowned five years …

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Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon cover

Walla Walla Washington Biographical Brevities

Biographical “brevities” or short sketches of individuals specific to Walla Walla, Washington. They appeared often in publications with limited space and resources, that still wanted to provide details of living residents in order to encourage their purchase of the publication. The source of these is the Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon .

Benjamin Boyce, taken at professional photography studio (Hartley) in Chicago, Illinois

Boyce Family

Benjamin Boyce Benjamin Boyce, b. 18 September 1854 in Mansfield, Ohio, lived the last years of his life in Spokane Co., Washington. He died 10 April 1932, at the height of the Depression, in the Spokane County Hospital in Spangle, Washington and was buried in an unmarked, pauper’s grave in Marshall Cemetery. He was a loyal brother and uncle; perhaps even a more loyal husband, having never re-married after the death of his wife in 1883, 1-1/2 years after they were married. From that point on, he spent the rest of his life with his father, elder brother and that …

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