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The Mattie Boyd Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the cemetery once located in Stevens County, Washington. 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.
Mattie Boyd Cemetery is located at Map # 29 T28 R37E Sec 28
There are 2 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, 1999:
“Transcribed from "Columbia River Cemeteries", a record of individuals moved from the banks of the Columbia River to make way for the rising flood waters of Lake Roosevelt, published in the 1976 book, "Stevens County Tombstone Inscriptions" by EWGS, Spokane WA., who acquired this record from the Spokane Garry Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.”
“In locating the county when it is in the river now, I chose Stevens over Lincoln to list it, since the remains stayed in Stevens County.”
“This cemetery is now located underneath the Columbia River. In approximately 1939-40, after the Grand Coulee Dam was built, the waters were raised, thus flooding the cemetery. Before the waters were raised, the Bureau of Reclamation, of the U.S. Department of the Interior, was responsible for relocating the burials. Ball & Dodd was hired to do the removals.”
“"M/T" means "moved to", and the Plot numbers refer to the location in the new cemetery [Wellpinit Presbyterian Cemetery].”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Mattie Boyd Cemetery Stevens 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, August 2011.