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The Old Riverview Cemetery (Potters Field) index lists individuals interred at the Old Riverview Cemetery in Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington. See photos. Index information about an individual may include name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
Old Riverview Cemetery is located at Lat: 48° 55' 04"N, Lon: 119° 26' 49"W, T40N R27E Sec 33.
There are 45 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, Sep 26, 2000, updated Jul 29, 2009.
“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 its 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 un-platted, 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. Those with an asterisk * I could not find a stone for, but are listed in the Sexton burial records.”
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Old Riverview Cemetery (Potter’s Field) Index, 1856-1951, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.
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