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Bowlus Cemetery
Umatilla County, Oregon

Lat: 45° 56' 11"N, Lon: 118° 18' 01"W
T?N R36E Sec 3

Contributed by Rella Gleaton, Sep 22, 2005 [rella@ultraplix.com]. Total records = 105.

The cemetery can be found by driving 4.8 miles south of the Washington-Oregon stateline on Powerline Road or 8 1/10 miles from Walla Walla, Washington on Powerline Road.

Located on the original Lewis Bowlus farm, this cemetery is approximately five acres in size. It is said to have started in 1873. The cemetery sign once hung from the arched gateway but is now propped up on a wooden cross on the bank near the road.

This cemetery has a fence around it on two sides only with a dry, seasonal creek as the boundary on the north and the west side towards the road has a steep bank, but no fence. Most of the weeds have been mowed. It has been terribly vandalized in the past. There are many broken headstones.

Someone has put up metal crosses where loved ones were buried and a field of metal painted signs that tell what their names were and the info that would have been on a headstone. There must be a number of other unknown graves here. One sign says "The peoples names written to the right are buried where the white pipe crosses are in the cemetery."

Jim Gleaton and I walked and recorded these headstones on Sep 01, 2005, using a digital camera. Individual photos are available by email.

- Rella Gleaton

Key:
b/d. = born/died
c/o = child of
d = days
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
m = months
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
y = years

Ainsworth, Clarence B., b. Nov 21, 1913, d. 1989 Sep 23, s/w Phyllis
Ainsworth, Phyllis M., b. Aug 12, 1931, s/w Clarence
Beeson, Baby, b/d. 1883, s/w Mary F.
Beeson, Clarkson L., b. 1871, d. 1882
Beeson, Mary F., b. 1883, d. 1888, s/w Baby
Blazier, Ida M., b. Oct 10, 1870, d. 1885 Nov 24
Blazier, Rose Lee, b. Jun 08, 1879, d. 1880 Dec 15
Blazier, Walter, b. Sep 01, 1883, d. 1883 Sep 16
Bowlus, Alten Delbert, d. 1881 May 18 @ 1y 8m 16d, s/o Lewis & Sarena
Bowlus, John Henry, d. 1881 May @ 1m 14d, s/o Lewis & Sarena
Caup, Michael, b. Dec 25, 1805, d. 1881 May 23, Gone Home
Chapman, David, d. Oct 18, 1887 @ 59y 5m 9d
Chapman, Infant, no dates
Chapman, Sarah, b. 1837, d. 1899, w/o David
Church, Andrew, b. Dec 25, 1814, d. 1895 Oct 04
Church, Martha A., d. 1896 Apr 10 @ 56y 3m 18d
Church, Mary A., b. Apr 28, 1821, d. 1902 Jan 13
Church, Mary L., d. 1876 Aug 02 @ 2m 7d, c/o W. A. & M. A., s/w Maude
Church, Maude, d. 1883 Sep 21 @ 11m 24d, c/o W. A. & M. A., s/w Mary L.
Davidson, No name, d. @ 5y s/o John
Dehaven, Mary, d. 1881, w/o Eugene
Demaris, Enoch, Sr., b. Mar 21, 1813, d. 1887 Nov 03
Demaris, Mary , b. Jan 11, 1830, d. 1904 Oct 05
Duncan, Infant, d. 1893
Furrow, John, b. 1883, d. 1895 @ 12y
Furrow, Walter, d. 1894
Garred, A. W., b. Jun 15, 1830, d. 1899 Dec 01
Garred, Mary Serilda, d. 1873 May 27 @ 2y 7m 16d
Good, Nancy J., b. 1849, d. 1941
Good, W. A., b. 1863, d. 1938
Gordon, Alison, b. 1864, d. 1878
Graham, Lavina, d. 1882, w/o Ed
Groom, David, b. 1832, d. 1909
Groom, J. B., d. 1907 @ 28y
Harris, Laura Church, b. Aug 12, 18568, d. 1946 Oct 01, Mother
Harris, Mable May, b. May 26, 1906, d. 2000 Oct 17
Hellberg, Christian, b. Nov 15, 1844, d. 1893 Mar 27
Hellberg, Margarette, b. Apr 21, 1891, d. 1891 Aug 10
Hellberg, William, b. Mar 23, 1901, d. 1901 Aug 09
Hetherington, Benjamin F., b. Feb 11, 1843, d. 1913 May 26
Hetzer, Christina, d. 1892 @ 77y
Hetzer, John, d. 1882 @ 67y
Hill, Bertha, d. 1903 Dec 13 @ 17y 10m, d/o E. & E. S.
Hill, Bertha, d. 1913 @ 17y, sign w/ Edna
Hill, Edgar, b. 1849, d. 1924, Father
Hill, Edna, d. 1903 @ 18y, sign/w Bertha
Hill, Wilber H., b. 1890, d. 1972, Brother
Irons, Baily, b. 1864, d. 1929, b/Iowa
Irons, Nellie E., b. Nov 18, 1877, d. 1901 Oct 12
Kelley, Anna, d. 1904 @ 23y, w/o J.
Kelley, Helen I., d. 1917 @ 4 1/2 y, c/o J. N.
Kelley, Louis G., d. 1917 @b 5y, c/o J. N.
Kelley, Mathias, d. 1905 @ 72y 9m 9d
Kelley, Patrick J., b. 1837, d. 1918
Lawrence, Lydia M., d. 1880, d/o J. A. & M. J., also broken stone
Lawrence, Minnie A., b. Feb 1881, d 1891 Feb, d/o J. A. & M. J.
Mackey, Nancy, d. 1912
Maxon, Sidney, no dates
McCumber, Anna, b. 1911, d. 1920
McCumber, Arkley, b. Oct 15, 1903, d. 1904 Jan 27
Merich, Joseph E., d. Nov 14, 1935 @ 49y 8m 8d
Michael, George Delbert, b. Mar 29, 1876, d. o dates, broken stone
Michael, L. B., b. Dec 31, 1877, d. 1905 Oct 05
Michael, W. E., b. Mar 07, 1874, d. 1907 Jul 19
Morris, Jack, 1905 only
Morris, Thomas, 1905 only
Osborn, Alexis E., d. 1875 Jul 04 @ 6y 1m
Osborn, Betta B., d. 1881 Feb 08 @ 11y 2m 19d
Osborn, Lessie E., d. 1885 Aug 18 @ 1y 6d, d/o B & J.
Osborn, Louisa, b. Jun 01, 1836, d. 1910 Jul 22
Osborn, Malinda, d. 1879 Jul 16 @ 19y 5m 10d
Osborne, Willis, d. 1898 Oct 15 @ 76y 2m
Owen, Helen, b/d. 1906, d/o William L. & Della May White
Post, Ezra B., b. Nov 19, 1851, d. 1891 May 19
Post, Orabeth, d. 1881 Feb 26 @ 1y 2m 10d, d/o E. B. & M.
Ross, David G., b. 1836, d. 1917, b/Ky
Ross, James S., d. 1915 @ 54y
Sample, David, no dates
Sample, Henry, b. 1866, d. 1922
Sample, Mandy, no dates, d/o Henry, s/o David
Smith, A. C., d. 1905 68y 9m
Stark, Cynthia, d. 1911 @ 73y, w/o John
Stark, George, b. 1861, d. 1926
Stark, John, d. 1915 @87y
Stout, Amanda H., b. 1830, d. 1907
Stumpf, Neva M., b. 1828, d. 1931
Summers, Robert E., d. 1881 Mar 25, @ 3m 19d, s/o Robert & Caroline
Wallace, Martha Mitchel, b. 1842, d. 1903, b/Kentucky
White, Cynthia M., d. 1877, w/o David
White, David, b. Apr 17, 1826, d. 1891 May 05
Wilder, David, d. 1896 @ 18y, s/o A. F.
Willard, Anna L., d. 1878 Aug 16 @ 8m 22d, d/o J. M. & Martha
Willard, Charles W., d. 1878 Sep 08 @ 9y 7m 6d, s/o J. M & Martha
Willard, Elizabeth J., d. 1878 Sep 04 @ 2y 10m 4d, d/o J. M. & Martha
Willard, Ellen, d. 1883 Aug 10, d/o J. M. & Martha
Willard, George M., b. Oct 21, 1877 d. 1878 Aug 19, s/o J. M. & Martha
Willard, J. M., b. Feb 19, 1831, d. no date, s/w Martha
Willard, Martha, b. Dec 20, 1839, d. 1913 Aug 24, s/w J.M.
Willard, Mary F., d. 1878 Aug 20 @ 7y 7m 2d, d/o J. M. & Martha
Willard, Tabitha, d. 1878 Aug 28 @ 15y 4m 14d, d/o J. M. & Martha
Willard, Ulysses H., d. 1878 Aug 29 @ 11y 7m 19d, s/o J. M. & Martha
Williams, Henry E., b. Jun 12, 1871, d. 1877 Nov 14
Williams, John W., b. Mar 31, 1840, d. 1897 Apr 23
Williams, Robert Z., b. Feb 02, 1841, d. 1929 Sep 30
Woods, James, b. Oct 01, 1894, d. 18__ Dec 10, broken stone

Misc:
??, Mama, Papa and brother Gordon, flew away to God
Givens, surname only

 

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