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Valley View Cemetery
Douglas County, Washington

Lat: 47° 28' 23"N, Lon: 120° 17' 53"W
T23N R20E Sec 23

Contributed by Frank Neher, Sep 29, 2000, last edited Apr 22, 2006 [fneher@crcwnet.com]. Total records = 82.

Driving instructions to Valley View Cemetery from East Wenatchee, WA, follow Sunset Hiway north approximately 5 miles. Cemetery is on the right hand side of the hiway, 3 tenths of a mile beyond the intersection of Sunset Hiway and US 2. Valley View is located in Sec 23, Range 20, Twp 23.

Frank & Verna Neher completed reading the remaining markers in this cemetery 25 Oct 1999 and have compared that with the record compiled by Ms. Mildred Travis. We used ( ) marks to enclose information secured from other sources.

Even in the process of restoration this cemetery is in rather poor condition. As indicated above under "Marker" many of the graves are not marked and it is still not determined how many have been moved to other cemeteries.

Special credit for this cemetery record must be given to Mildred MONESMITH Travis for the many hours and great effort she has given to accomplish the end result. The following was furnished by Mildred along with permission to use the information to establish a record of this cemetery. Ms. Travis has been responsible for the effort to restore and repair the heavy damage and depridation that has occured. She has organized a group of interested people and they have accomplished a great deal......Frank & Verna Neher, Volunteers

About 1907 twelve men approached W. T. Clark, representing Union Trust and Saving Bank, and Vere Utter, head of Douglas County Development Company, to request they donate two acres for a cemetery for the people of Douglas County. Ten of these people were from the Brethren Church. The Church was located one and a half miles south of this plot of ground. Some of the names of these gentlemen were Henry Thomas Cox, L. J. Sellers, J. W. Farver, J. D. Parkhill and others.

On the 20th day of August, 1914 W. T. Clark and his wife Adelaide and the Union Trust Bank of Spokane, for the price of one dollar, quit claimed two and three quarters acres to Douglas County, for the express purpose of a cemetery. Named as trustees were J.W. Farver, H.T. Cox, O.V. Sellers and their successors.

There were terms under the conditions of this conveyance of land. It was to be used as a non-sectarian cemetery, not to be dedicated to any one religion. The selling price of each six grave lot was not to exceed $25. The revenue from these sales was to be used for upkeep. Other provisions of the transaction are noted on the deed. Interesting to note, the deed was not filed for record until July of 1916, even though the original transaction was August 20, 1914. One of the trustees, O.V. Sellers filed it two years after the land was deeded.

The first recorded interment was that of Maryn G. Metzger, a child, born in 1909 and died in 1910. Abraham Monesmith was the next recorded interment. Most of the burials were in the twenties and thirties. The last recorded interment was William Casper Tobler in 1985. There were some disinterments, which we are researching at this time.

My information comes from the records of Lowell D. Sperline, the deed of record, and Dennis Roth, researcher. Mildred Monesmith Travis, Wenatchee, Washington, undated, Fred Pflugrath [FP] updated after Frank's death on May 27, 2004.

Legend:
b. = birth
d. = death
F = Female
M = Male

Appel, Fred, no marker, sec 50, M
Appel, George, (still born) 1935/1936 ?, M, sec 50, no marker
Barger, Mollie Severn, b. 10 Jan 1873, d. 26 May 1918, F, marker, sec 50
Barnhart, Jesse, no maker, sec 46, M
Bean, Ida Maude, no maker, sec 46, F
Bean, Patrick, no maker, sec 46, M
Bowlen, Howard, no maker, sec 48, M
Bruce, L. W., b. 1874, d. 8 Nov 1919, M, no maker, sec 48
Bush, Jane, b. 1850, d. 1912, F, marker, w/o A.Bush, sec 13
Callison, W. R., no maker, sec 47, M
Carpenter, Horace Lewis, M, marker, sec 47 1855 1915
Carter, John, b. 1882, d. 1948, M, marker, sec 47
Carter, Laura V. F, b. 11 Sep 1917, d. 25 Aug 1918, marker, sec 47
Carter, Lola,, b. 1895, d. 1939, F, marker, sec 47
Chapman, Charles, b. 15 Mar 1854, d. 30 Jul 1938, (Grandfather) M, marker, sec 47
Chapman, George, b. 1879, d. 1920, (Father) M, marker, sec 47
Chapman, Helen (Moher), b. 1892, d. 1920, F, marker, sec 47
Chapman, Kenneth H., b. 1916, d. 1918, (Son) M, marker, sec 47
Cook, Katherine Embree, b. 1857, d. 1929, (Sister)F, marker, sec 78
Cox, H. T., M, no maker, sec 78
Embree, Arthur E., b. 28 Aug 1922, d. 12 Nov 1922, M, marker, sec 78
Embree, Elmer B., (father) M, marker, sec 78 1883 1954
Embree, Elnora L., b. 1881, d. 1964, (Mother) F, marker, sec 78
Embree, J. B. M, marker, sec 78 1849 1925
Embree, Marie, b. 1860, d. 1948, F, marker, sec 78
Faris, Zella, F, no makersec 78
Farver, J. W. H., M, no maker, sec 77-65
Frantz, M. D., M, no maker, c
Frantz, Roy L., b. 4 Mar 1885, d. 13 Jun 1916, M, marker, sec 78
Gault, Clarence, (Newborn) M, no maker, sec 78
Gonser, L.H., no dates, M, no maker, sec 78
Gorsuch, Elba, b. 1877, d. 1920, F, marker, sec 16
Gorsuch, Elizabeth, (Wife) F, marker, sec 16
Gorsuch, Gertrude, (Daughter) F, marker, sec 16
Gorsuch, Roy, b.1884, d. 1921, M, marker, sec 16
Gowin, Abbie Monesmith, b. 2 Sep 1881, d. 1 May 1918, F, marker, sec 1
Huffman, C. N., M, no maker, sec 1
Inks, C. E., M, no maker, sec 1
Inks, Ethel Opal, b. 16 Feb 1922, d. 27 Feb 1922, East Wenatchee, Wa, d/o Howard & Ora Inks, [FP]
Inks, O. H,, M, no maker, sec 36
Jensen, S.,, M, no maker, sec 21
Lillibridge, Del, M, no maker, sec 21
Mead, Dudley M, b. 12 Mar 1898, d. 9 Sep 1967, marker, sec 21 (WWI & WWII Pvt Co. B. 7th Engineer Tng Bn. Wisconsin, (Meade, Dudley Madigan, b. 12 Mar 1898, Greenwood, Clerk, Wisconsin d. 9 Sep 1967, Cashmere, Chelan Co.WA. Father Byron Meade, Mother Gertrude Warner, Wife Margery Biram (Stocker) Meade)
Metzger, Jacob B., b. 1857, d. 1922, M, marker, sec 63
Metzger, L. H., M, No marker, sec 63
Metzger, Maryn G., b. 1909, d. 1910, F, marker,sec 63
Miller, Reuben, M, no maker, sec 40
Monesmith, Abraham, b. 3 Sep 1840, d. 1 Apr 1911, M, marker, sec 11 (Civil War Pvt Co. K. 48th Reg. of Indiana Volunteers)
Monesmith, Mary Etta Josephine Buntain, b. 12 Mar 1858, d. 1 Sep 1933, F, marker, sec 1
Monesmith, Ramona Blanche, b. 1918, d. 1923, F, marker, sec 1
Monesmith, Vina Barger Fry, b. 1895, d. 1919, F, marker,sec 1
Monesmith, William Frances, b. 27 Feb 1865, d. 1926, M, marker, sec 1 (Son)
Moubray, John, M, no maker, sec 27
Newberry, Henry L., b. 1868, d. 1933, M, marker, sec 1
Newberry, Moselee, b. 1877, d. 1921, F, marker, sec 1
Ohmart, Gordon, M, no maker, sec 42
Peck, James, M, no maker, sec 42
Prather, Laurence, M, no maker, sec 45
Rhodes, George, 1920 (Brother), M, no maker, sec 45
Rhodes, Martha, b. 1868, d. 1920 (Mother) F, marker, sec 45
Rhodes, William, b. 1871, d. 1932 (Father), M, no maker, sec 45
Sellers, L. J., M, no maker, sec 64
Sellers, O. V., M, no maker, sec 49
Sperline, A. R., M, no maker, sec 49
Sperline, Bert, M, no maker, sec 41
Sperline, J. C., M, no maker, sec 41
Stellingwerf, Infant, no dates, M, no maker, sec 76
Stocker, Julia Mae Rogers, b. 18 Mar 1877 Seward Co., NE. d. 3 Jul 1964, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA., w/o Ormond, d/o Thomas Murray Rogers and Harriet Tacy BIRM Rogers Urquhurt, sec 51
Stocker, Julia Mae Rogers, b. 18 Mar 1877, d. 3 Jul 1964, F, no maker, sec 51
Stocker, Ormond Sylvester, b. Jul 1861 New Hampshire, d. 31 Oct 1929 Danville, Ferry Co., WA, M, sec 51
Tobler, Arnold M, b. 1890, d. 1915, marker, sec 2
Tobler, Clarence W. M, b. 1916, d. 1918, marker, sec 2
Tobler, Harry Willis, b. 14 Apr 1919, d. 28 Oct 1919, M, marker, sec 2
Tobler, Norma Della Monesmith, b. 3 Nov 1890, d. 11 Nov 1919, F, marker, sec 2,
Tobler, William Casper, b. 1 Mar 1892, d. 6 Apr 1985, M, marker, sec 2
Tunison, Harold Paul, b. 25 May 1925, d. 20 Nov 1925, M, marker, sec 2
Urquhart, Harriet, b. 1859, d. 1925, F, marker, sec 2
Urquhart, Zackery Taylor, b. 23 Apr 1850, d. 14 Feb 1933, M, no maker sec 2
Wallace, ?, no maker, sec 2
Watkins, Mavis, no dates, (infant), F, no maker, sec 2
Weimer, Homer, b. 1886, d. 1924, M, marker, sec 2
Wilson, J. D., M, no marker, sec 21

 

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