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The Manson Indian Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Manson Indian Cemetery in Manson, Chelan County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1903-1998. 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.
Manson Indian Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 52' 49"N, Lon: 120° 07' 43"W, T28N R21E Sec 1.
There are 100 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
d. = died
O = Obit from newspaper
d/o = daughter of
c/o = child of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
* = from radon records
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, 1999, updated June 01, 2011:
“This cemetery lies just east of Lake Chelan next to the Mill Bay Resort on Wapato Point.”
“This burial site is cared for by the owner of the resort, William Evans who said it was never dedicated and really has no name. The following information was told to me by Mr. Evans on Oct 24, 1999, when I visited and did an inventory of the cemetery. Since this time I have found it referred to as the Wapato Point Cemetery in some records. “
“This cemetery was started, following the formation of a church at this site around 1886, by early Catholic missionaries, adding the burial place next to the church. All was built on the John Wapato allotment. In 1952 the church was destroyed by fire, leaving only the cemetery on the site. “
“The first burials were primarily the Wapato family, who are members of the Moses Band of the Colville Indians. In later years additional people were reburied here, displaced from other burial sites.”
“I walked and read this cemetery, with permission from Mr Evans, on Oct 24, 1999.”
“Note: In 2004, Mr Bill Evans passed away. I do not know who maintains the cemetery now.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Manson Indian 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, updated June 2011.