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The Chewelah Memorial Park index lists individuals interred at the Chewelah Memorial Park located in Stevens County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1952-2011. 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.
Chewelah Memorial Park is located at HWY 395, Lat: 48° 15' 24"N, Lon: 117° 42' 50"W, T32N, R40E Section 14
There are 1,525 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b/o = baby of
d/o = dau of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Aug 08, 2002, last edited Apr 29, 2011:
“Chewelah Memorial Park is about one mile south of the town of Chewelah on the east side of Hwy 395 on Cemetery Road.”
“This cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Chewelah. It is perpetual care and should remain active for years to come. It opened about 1952 by P Alton Bryan, who also owned the mortuary at that time. He donated the cemetery to the city of Chewelah when he retired.”
“I noticed some burials have been moved from the older Pioneer Cemetery to this cemetery. If the date of death is before this cemetery was opened it is easy to realize that they have been moved from another cemetery.”
“This is my hometown, so it was an emotional experience to read so many markers for those I knew, including my parents and many relatives. There are also many of my old school friends and teachers who are buried here.”
“In April of 2006, I was able to compare my work with records which I purchased copies of, from the City of Chewelah. These contained no dates, just names and locations. Some matched what I have and others were a mystery.”
“If anyone has dates for names which are missing dates, I would be happy to add them if you have proof. This is my hobby, and I receive nothing in return for this work. I am trying to record the best records I can, hoping to help preserve a bit of history in my small way and share it with others.”
“Records followed by an * asterisk are either from the city hall records, when there is no date, which means I found no headstone for them, or they would be from an obituary if it has dates. I have no photos of either of these. All of the locations came from the city records.”
“I first walked and read this cemetery on Mar 30, 2002 and transcribed from that survey. I used a digital camera now and have a photo of almost every headstone.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Chewelah Memorial Park 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, June 2011.
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