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The Thornton Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Thornton Cemetery located in Thornton, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1896-2010. 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.
Thornton Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 06' 53"N, Lon: 117° 22' 48W T19N R43E Sec 27
There are 517 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = dau of
h/o = husb of
s/o = son of
/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, last edited Feb 09, 2011:
“To reach cemetery driving north on Hwy 195 from Steptoe, it is about 8+ miles, or south of the Rosalia Rest area about 4.5 miles. Turn west onto Ralph Henning Road. Cemetery will be on your left shortly after the turn.”
“This cemetery was originally established on Feb 01, 1911, by the IOOF lodge and known as the IOOF Cemetery. Earliest death date is in 1896, meaning there was a burial site before it was officially registered. Today it is known simply as the Thornton Cemetery.”
“I found it very well maintained. It appears to be perpetual care, but all the work is done by volunteers. Donations are welcome.”
“I compared my reading with work done by Wes & Carrie Lartique, in May 20, 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 06, 2006 and read all existing and legible markers and stones, using a digital camera. “
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Thornton 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.