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Wheatridge Cemetery (Fairview Cemetery)
Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington

Lat: 47° 38' 32"N, Lon: 118° 43' 13"W
T24N R32E Sec 24

Contributed by Pat Rice, Mar 18, 2000, last edited Apr 18, 2009 [rcrice@centurytel.net]. Total records = 13.

Wheatridge Cemetery is located eight miles south of Wilbur on Highway 21 in the southeast corner of T24N R32 Section 24. It is at the intersection of Highway 21 and Quirk Road.

The cemetery has long been abandoned with many of the graves moved to other sites. Holes pock mark the grasses and it is a bit dangerous to hike recklessly through here.

Probably the most dominant feature of this cemetery is the quonset type tomb on the west boundary. It is the grave site of Lucius Dwinell and J.D. Mershon whose stones are part of the west side of it. Several stories have been told as to the purpose of this unique tomb. Not many graves remain, the marked ones are listed below.

Marge Womach contributed additional research and history on this cemetery. It is also known as the Fairview Cemetery, in newspapers and land records.

- Pat Rice

Dwinell, Lucius B., b. 21 Aug 1867, d.20 Jul 1894, 'God called him and he slept'
Gallagher, Rose, b. 10 May 1876, d.31 Mar 1905, s/s with Vera
Gallagher, Vera, d. 1900 at 4m, s/s stone with Rose
Giles, Thomas, b. 6 Jan 1833, d.4 Jan 1894,
Mershon, J.D., b. no date, d.no date, Co 14 Indiana Cal, 'A crown of life, rest dear brother until we meet again'
Metcalf, John L., b. 8 Sep 1830, d.1 May 1905, s/s with Mary, 'Rest in Peace'
Metcalf, Mary L., b. 14 Feb 1830, d.20 May 1901, s/s with John, We shall meet again
Park, Millard F., b. 18 Mar 1859, d.22 Jul 1916, Gone but not Forgotten
Smith, Annie Varonica, b. 16 Jul 1870, d.23 Apr 1904, w/o Dan Smith
Stauffer, Elizabeth R., b. 9 Sep 1863, d.19 Aug 1899, s/s with John, William Staffer, Lizzie Van Slyke
Stauffer, John, b. 13 Aug 1899, d.in infancy, s/s with Eliz., Wm., Stauffer, Lizzie Van Slyke John Stauffer, Lizzie Van Slyke, h/o Margaret
Van Slyke, Lizzie, b. 1 Aug 1864, d.13 May 1899, s/s with Stauffers, w/o W.D. Van Slyke
Wainwright, Sarah Anne, b. 16 Jul 1821, d.10 Dec 1888, In memory of our beloved mother, w/o William Wainwright

 

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