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The Fort Okanogan Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Fort Okanogan Cemetery in Monse, Okanogan County, Washington. See photos. 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.
Fort Okanogan Cemetery is located at Lat: 48° 09' 58"N, 119° 40' 26"W, T31N R25E Sec 26.
There are 213 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
s/w = stone with
s/o = son of
d/o = dau of
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, Dec 08, 2002, last edited Aug 18, 2010.
“The cemetery is on the west side of Hwy 97, about 3 mi north of the junction with Hwy 17, which is just a short distance from where the Okanogan River joins the Columbia River. The town of Monse is about 2 mi south of the cemetery on the opposite side of the Okanogan River.”
“This cemetery was originally near the mouth of the Okanogan River where it meets the Columbia. After the building of the Wells Dam, the cemetery was moved to its present location. Interestingly enough, the land where the old cemetery was is still untouched by water. As with many, they probably feared the breaking away of the banks in the area after many years, making the ground in the cemetery unstable, with the possibility of flooding.”
“This cemetery is often referred to as the Monse cemetery and it was closer to Monse, when it was in the old location. It is now situated all alone next to a farm along side of the highway, but within an easy distance for use.”
“The site is administered by the Colville Confederated Tribes. Families care for their individual burial areas. I was told that most of the original families buried here are related, one of the main branches being the Timentwa family.”
“Entries with an asterisk * are those found in a previous reading done by Violet Utt & Opal Willms in 1987. They have no marker, I have no photo.”
“I used a digital camera for most of the headstone readings. I walked this cemetery Jul 20, 2002, then transcribed in Nov of 2002. This includes all existing headstones and markers in the cemetery in Jul 2002.”
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Fort Okanogan Cemetery Index, 1900-2007, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.
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