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The Ewartsville Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Ewartsville Cemetery (also known as Lone Pine and Yeo Cemetery) located in Ewartsville, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1881-1992. 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.
Ewartsville Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 37' 28"N, Lon: 117° 08' 10"W T13N R45E Sec 10
There are 20 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
* = have a photo
** = information from a School history book for the area. It says Mr. R. Yeo also donated more land for schools and other needs in the area.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Jul 04, 2006, last edited Mar 30, 2010:
“To reach cemetery from Pullman WA take the Waiwai-Pullman Rd west about 3 miles, turn right onto Klemgard Road, and then right onto the Ewartsville Road, which is gravel. Continue, past the Grange Hall for about 2 miles. The cemetery will be on your right just before the grain elevators, up the steep hill.”
“Land for this cemetery was donated by a Mr R. Yeo in the early 1880s, and the cemetery was often referred to as the Yeo Cemetery back then. It first came into use when a traveling pioneer couple lost their infant child and needed a place to bury him. That first burial was Klyde Regan who died Dec 29, 1881.”**
“A gentleman who lives near the cemetery told me that the last burial was in 1975 and the day of the funeral, the road was impassible to the cemetery, making it necessary to carry the casket up the hill by hand.”
“There was so much overgrowth over the cemetery, I may have missed stones or markers. I would guess it was about 2 acres in size, with many pine trees, no longer a lone pine, and much brush and high grasses. I walked up the side of the hill, only to find the road when I came back down. It is still there, but has huge ruts in it, so vehicles will not chance driving it. Seems simple to me to run a grader over the road. My guess is, no one cares anymore, so it is abandoned.”
“The records listed without an asterisk following them are from a transcription done by Wes & Carrie Lartique, in Sep of 1973.”
”I visited and walked this cemetery on Jul 03, 2006. There was evidence of more burials, and I suspect I did not find all of the existing markers.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Ewartsville 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.