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The Eaton Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Eaton Cemetery (also known as Rock Lake Cemetery) located in Ewan, in Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1888-1956. 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.
Eaton Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 10' 43"N, Lon: 117° 44' 59"W T20N R40E Sec 3
There are 74 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
*= no marker
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Sep 04, 2006, last edited Jul 07, 2008:
“To reach this cemetery from Ewan take the Rock Lake Road for about 5 miles. Cemetery is on the left side of the road high on the hill, across from the second farm house.”
“John D Eaton donated one acre of land in the year of 1888, Miss Frances E Eaton, sis to John, provided fence material and paid for the labor to build it in 1913. The cemetery has been cared for at times, but when I read it, I found it very overgrown and neglected, with waist high weeds.”
“I compared my reading with one done in 1973 by Lorraine White and Margie Robertson. Entries from their work are followed by an * asterisk.”
“I imagine family comes occasionally and tries to clear out their family burials. I am sure I could have missed many in the weeds.”
“I visited and walked this cemetery on Aug 31, 2006, using a digital camera. There was evidence of more burials.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Eaton 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.