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Rosehill (Buroker) Cemetery
Walla Walla County, Washington
Contributed by Rella Gleaton Mar 19, 2001 [email@example.com].
Total records = 26.
Rosehill Cemetery, also known as Buroker Cemetery, is located 5 miles
N. E. of Walla Walla near Dry Creek near the intersection of Middle Waitsburg
Road and Smith Road at the top of a hill in the middle of a wheat field
North of Smith Road in Sec35 T8N R36E.
Many of the stones are laying down in the weeds. There is no
fence and there appears to be some vandalizing. There is still one wooden
marker that is fairly readable of Mary Crawford. There are several wrought
iron fences around individual graves. Twenty seven headstones were found
with evidence of other burials. The first burials were 1869 and the last
was 1902. Walked and read by Rella and Jim Gleaton Aug 4, 1999. Transcribed
and submitted by Rella Faris Gleaton, Mar 19, 2001.
Key: w/o-wife of, s/o-son of, d/o-daughter of, m/married
Abbott, Emmeline(Hargrove), Oct 20, 1826, d. Feb 27, 1869, w/o
Abbott, Infant son, b. Jan 30, 1869, d. Jun 15, 1869, s/o Emmeline
Buff, Mary E., b. Aug 25, 1879, d. May 18, 1903, w/o Forest B.
Buff, "Erected by women of woodcraft" "A loving friend, a mother dear
is buried here"
Buroker, David, d. Nov 17, 1902, 83y llm
Buroker, Sarah, d. Sep 07, 1896, 69y 8m 20d, "Mother", w/o David
Buroker, William H., b. Feb 04, 1856, d. Nov 02, 1902
Cooper, Orval L., b. Jun 22, 1885, d. Jun 22, 1885, "Our darling
is at rest"
Courtnay, Clarance W., b. Dec 13, 1872, d. Dec 30, 1872, s/o W.
F. & L. Courtnay, "Happy infant, early blest. Rest in peaceful slumber,
Courtnay, Emma K., b. Oct 25, 1864, d. Dec 04, 1882 d/o W. F. &
L., "Amiable, she won all,intelligent, she charmed all, fervent she loved
all, and dead she saddened all"
Courtnay, Joseph A., b. Mar 03, 1862, d. Dec 02, 1882, s/o W. F.
& L., "Gone before us,O' our son to the spirit land. Vainly look we for
another, in they place to stand"
Coyle, James, b. Oct 30, 1850, d. Feb 07, 1882
Crawford, Mary A., b. 1845, d. 1927, Wooden headstone
Dewitt, Simon, b. Aug 03, 1838, d. Jul 24, 1898
Ellis, Sarah J., b. Feb 10, 1805, Apr 08, 1873, "Mother"
Evans, Charles W., d. Sep 29, 1871, 24y 8m 27d, "Death has been
here and borne away a brother from our side. Just in the morning of his
day in youth and love he died"
Evans, Edmond, d. Mar 07, 1873, 32y 8m 3d, "Dearest brother thou
has left us, here thy loss we deeply feel, but is God that hath bereft
us, He can all our sorrows heal"
Evans, Wesley, d. Feb 13, 1873, 1m 5d, s/o A. J. & A. J. Evans
Fuller, J. W.,, d. Feb 25, 1887, 43y 5m 14d, "Thy toils are now
ended, thy suffering o'er. Thy spirit is at rest, on that far distant
Gallaher, Lydia C., b. Oct 02, 1815, d. Mar 03, 1895, w/o Wm. C.
Gallaher, Mary E. Maley, b. Jan 05, 1840, d. Mar 23, 1880, w/o
O. C. Gallaher, "Meet me in heaven"
Gallaher, William C., b. Dec 22, 1803, d. Jun 27, 1877
Harbert, Emma T., b. Apr 07, 1851, d. Jan 05, 1878, w/o J. W. Harbert
Kennedy, Rhoda A., d. Oct 05, 1877, 27y 10m 21d, "Born in Marion
Co, Ogn., w/o Robert M. Kennedy, m/Jun 11, 1868, d/o Sidney & Barbara
Kirk, Maria, b. Jun 11, 1822, d. Mar 02, 1885, 62y 18m 19d, "I
have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith",
Inside a wrought iron fence with stone missing on the grave next to hers.
Sullivan, Melissa, d. May 28, 1882, 31y 8m 23d, w/o Joshua Sullivan
Townsen, Levi, d. Aug 19,1877, 12y 7m 20d, s/o Isaac & S. C. Lile,
"Not lost, blest thought, but gone before. Where we shall meet to part
G??, L., no dates, illegible writing, "Mother"
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