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Elk Creek Cemetery
Pacific County, Washington

Contributed by T Sheldon, Aug 23, 2000 [tsheldon@tss.net ]. Total records = 2.

Location: Sec 16/17, T14N, R8W.
Transcribed by T Sheldon on this 13th day of May, 2000.

This cemetery was put to use when a mother missed her daughter. Jessie Barber had relocated to Elk Creek from Oregon, and felt bad about leaving the remains of her daughter in OR, so her husband went south to retrieve the "casket" and brought their daughter to their new home. The aunt was heard to have stated that the girl was buried in her own trunk, rather than a casket. The family buried her atop the ridge on their property.

BARBER, Jessie, no dates, b. 27 Jul 1890, Whitcomb's Landing WA, d. in southern OR
UNKNOWN, It is rumored that an Indian Chief and a 7 year old girl are buried here. The 7 yr old could have been Jessie

 

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