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Bruceport Pioneer Cemetery
Pacific County, Washington

Contributed by T Sheldon, Aug 23, 2000 [tsheldon@tss.net ]. Total records = 8.

Transcribed by T Sheldon, proofread by Gavin Vincent, this 12th day of May, 2000.

Location: Under the water. Used to be at the base of a hill overlooking the Willapa Bay, but erosion washed the whole Islet into the bay. Bruceport is now gone and belongs to the minds of the aged.

It would be nice to tell you that I saw this cemetery, but that I cannot do. I can tell you that as a kid I visited the three mile strip of land that went out to Bruceport. I remember cabins and small houses, a few small farms and an orchard. All were taken by winter storms through the years. The cemetery was bought from J.R.Champ D.L.R. #38. It was a small plot of a farmer's land, and was difficult to locate. By the mid 1960's there were only a couple of stones left. From other records, I have listed what I found.

BRADY, Ann, d. 30 Nov 1863, age 51y 5m, w/o Charles BRADY, m/o Lucy, was widowed by John P. PAULDING, m. BRADY in 1862
BRADY, Charles, d. 3 May 1881
BRADY, Sarah, no dates
MARSHALL, Paddy, no dates, his boat wrecked at Snag Island (near Bruceport) and he drowned.
MILLER, James, no dates
POPE, John N., b. 2 Nov 1828, d. 2 Nov 1868, h/o Catherine, f/o 5 daughters, hanged himself because he had so many girl children and no boys
STREITHOFF, Eliza (VASHTI), no dates, b. 1799 VT, m1. RHOADES, m2. McCLAIN
UNKNOWN, It is said that there are quite a few indians buried here.

 

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