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The Dusty Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Dusty Cemetery (also known as Ackerman Cemetery) in Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1884-2010. 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.
Dusty Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 48' 44"N, Lon: 117° 39' 03"W T15N R41E Sec 10
There are 388 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
d/o = dau of
h/o = husb of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
FH = Funeral Home
FM = info from family
photo = photo on stone
* = I found no marker
UG = unknown gravesite
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Aug 15, 2005, last edited Feb 12, 2011:
“To reach this cemetery driving west on Hwy 26, in Dusty when you come to the intersection with Hwy 127 on your left, turn right or north onto a dirt road and continue for just a short distance. The cemetery is on the south side of the road.”
“At this time it is owned and maintained by the Dusty Cemetery Association. All work is done by volunteers, which there seems to be many of. When I was there Robert Ackerman had just passed and there were several at the cemetery busily taking care of all of the preparations necessary before the burial.”
“There was one stone in the center of the cemetery, where a good number of names were etched that had no visible stone and the location was lost. I have labeled these with UG for 'unknown gravesite.' Listings with an asterisk * are names I found in a previous reading by Jack Lines in 1971, which I found no stone for. I cannot vouch for their accuracy.”
“A contact for this cemetery is David Stueckle, Greenspot Rd, Rte #1, LaCosse WA 99143, 509-549-3505.”
“I visited and walked this cemetery using my digital camera on Jul 11, 2006. I have a photo of all existing and legible stones and markers at that time.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Dusty Cemetery 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, February 2011.