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The Colton Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Colton Cemetery in Colton, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1879-2005. 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.
Colton Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 06' 53"N, Lon: 117° 22' 48W T19N R43E Sec 27
There are 207 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
d/o = dau of
h/o = husb of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
s/w = stone with
sss = shared surname stone
w/o = wife of
* = I found no marker
FH = Funeral Home
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Aug 24, 2006, updated Sep 22, 2006:
“To reach cemetery driving south then east on US Hwy 195, just as you enter Colton WA, turn right onto Union Street for 2 blocks, then right onto McKinley Street, past the high school. The cemetery will be on the south or left side of the street on the hillside. Address is McKinley St & Rimrock Rd.”
“This cemetery was established in the late 1800s, not sure of the date, but the earliest listed death is John Standley in 1879. I found this cemetery in good condition. There are many older areas that could use a bit of TLC, but overall it was in good shape.”
“There were illegible stones, but I found a few names when I compared my work with a previous reading done by Wes & Carrie Lartique, in Aug 21, 1973. Entries followed by an * asterisk are from their work, meaning I found no headstone or marker for them.”
“I visited this cemetery on Jul 22, 2006 and read all existing and legible markers and stones, using a digital camera.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Colton Cemetery Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington State Archives by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, February 2011.