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The Silver Creek Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Silver Creek Cemetery located in Farmington, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1887-1986. 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.
Silver Creek Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 02' 04"N, Lon: 117° 03' 13"W T18N R46E Sec 30
James G Storms
PO Box 235
Garfield, WA 99130-0235
There are 122 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
c/o = child of
d/o = dau of
h/o = husband of
s/by = stone by
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
sss = shares surname stone
w/o = wife of
* = no photo
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Sep 14, 2002, last edited Feb 09, 2011:
“Silver Creek is about 3 miles south of Farmington, or about 4 miles northeast of Garfield, on the Farmington-Garfield Rd at Ryde Rd. It is situated across the road from a tree farm in the south side of the south west corner of the intersection.”
“This cemetery is situated on the west side of the highway in a grove of trees, and comes upon you as a real surprise out here in the farmland. There seems to be no community left who uses it. I was unable to find out who owns it, and if anyone still maintains it.”
“The most recent burial I found was 1986. There were a few markers which were difficult to read. An asterisk * has been placed after any name I found no marker for, which was listed in another reading, pub. in the Whitman County Tombstone Inscriptions, Vol. 1, 1972. I cannot vouch for their accuracy.”
“Also of interest might be this Wagon Train marker, placed in the cemetery. I have not found any history of why it is there, only what is obvious, and only the Wooddy family is listed in the burial list. Perhaps all who came on this wagon train did not settle in this immediate area.”
“This cemetery is part of the Garfield Cemetery District No 2 and maintained by them. The maintenance consists of mowing, weed eating, and some raking of the pine needles that accumulate. Most who would use this cemetery would be from Farmington WA. At present it is not being used for new burials. There is a possibility of reviving it when and if the necessary hurdles are met.”
” I walked and read this cemetery Aug 21, 2002. It includes all existing and legible stones and markers at that time. I have digital photos of most I was able to read.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Silver Creek Cemetery (Whitman County) 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, March 2011.