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The Old Valley Cemetery (also known as Abrahamson Graves) index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Stevens County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1906-1914. 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.
The Old Valley Cemetery is located at: Lat: 48° 11' 52"N, 117° 44' 25"W T31N R40E Sec 10
There are 12 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Dec 31, 1999, last edited Oct 01, 2005:
“This cemetery can be reached from Chewelah taking Hwy 395 south about 5mi, turn onto Hwy 231 and continue southwest about 1.5 mi. It can be found near, what is locally known as, Inkster's and later Potter's corner.”
“The burial site is in the field on the left side of the road up the hill a ways, as you head toward Valley. The owners of the property allow people to walk up to the site. A metal fence surrounds the remaining identified graves.”
“I only found one headstone here the first time I visited. Several people told me that there were at least four or more buried here, because there were that many headstones at one time. I have contacted the family, but apparently those who would know are no longer living.”
“On Jun 20, 2001 I revisited the cemetery and found an additional marker placed there. I have added the names below. I have also changed the name to agree with this new marker, from Abrahamson Graves, to Old Valley Cemetery.”
“This cemetery began in about 1906 on an acre of land, donated by a local farmer. It was the first cemetery for the Valley area, situated on Inkster Corner, to be use by the whole community, as it was then.”
“I surveyed this cemetery the first time on Aug 8, 1999.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Old Valley 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.
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