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The Oakesdale Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Oakesdale Cemetery located in Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1895-2008. 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.
Oakesdale Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 08' 14"N, Lon: 117° 14' 27"W T19N R44E Sec 22
There are 1,767 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Oct 28, 2002, last edited Nov 05, 2008:
“To reach this cemetery, take the main highway north out of Oakesdale, then a right at the Y toward Tekoa. It will be an immediate left turn up a hill into the cemetery.”
“The cemetery is said to be about 8 acres in size, situated about ½ mi north of town, outside the city limits, according to the sign on the road. I suspect it is considered the rural area of Oakesdale. There is no sign telling you the name of the cemetery, for some reason.”
“This cemetery is owned and maintained by the Oakesdale Cemetery District #1. Contact address: 410 W Bartlett, Oakesdale WA 509-285-5235.”
“There were a few markers which were difficult to read. An asterisk * has been placed after a small number of names I included which I found in another reading, pub. in 1972 in the Whitman County Tombstone Inscriptions, Vol. 1. I cannot vouch for their accuracy.”
“I walked this cemetery Aug 21 and 27, 2002, plus a return to redo one section on Oct 28, 2002. I have digital photos of all readable headstones of those in existence at that time.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Oakesdale 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, March 2011.