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Valley Grove (Yeend) Cemetery
Walla Walla County, Washington

Contributed by Rella Gleaton Apr 27, 2001 [rella@ultraplix.com]. Total records = 11.

Valley Grove or the Yeend Cemetery is located 4.75 miles North of Walla Walla off the Lower Waitsburg Road about 2/10 miles West on the Valley Grove Road to the farm access road of the Darrell Yeend farm house. The cemetery is 1/3 mile West of the home site in SE1/4 Sec 20 T8N R36E. There is no road to it.

The site where the graves are is very overgrown with brush and wild roses with many headstones nearly covered completely with dirt and debris. We suspect there may be other graves here. It is partially fenced with barb wire. Several graves were enclosed in their own fencing.

The cemetery land was donated by William and Ellen Yeend who came from England in 1870 and settled on the homestead. They had 16 children some of whom are buried here of which some died of diptheria.
Walked and read by Jim and Rella Gleaton, Apr 14, 2001

YEEND children's names were all on one large stone together, also each had their name on a small stone and laid out in a row. *denotes information on the small stone.

CHANDLER, Eliza, b. May 22, 1829, d. 1902 Jul 18, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
CHANDLER, Joseph, d. 1904 Jun 25, @42y 2m 9d
GROSS, Alda M., b. Sep 20, 1877, d. 1898 Nov 16, "Weep not Father & Mother for me For I am waiting in glory for thee"
HIRRAM, Baby, d. 1897, d/o M/M Hirram (This stone partially unreadable, Unsure of the last name, but close)
YEEND, Annie Laura, b. Nov 02, 1869, d. 1878 Sep 03, Aged 9 years, (*Anne L. @9y) "I am the resurrection and the life"
YEEND, Arthur, b. Jul 26, 1863, d. 1878 Aug 10, Aged 15 years, (*YEEND, Arthur @15y, "As we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly")
YEEND, Ernest Edward, b. May 04, 1865, d. 1874 Dec 24, Aged 9 years, (*YEEND, Ernest Edward @9y "He that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live")
YEEND, Florence May, b. Jun 1874, d. 1874 Oct, Aged 4 months, *YEEND, Florence May @4m "He shall gather the lambs with his arms and carry them in His bosom")
YEEND, Frank Hardwick, b. May 13, 1873, d. 1878 Sep 05, Aged 5 years, (*YEEND, Frank @5y, one of them")
YEEND, Oceania L., b. Dec 18, 1870, d. 1884 Oct 18, Aged 14 years 10mos, "After only 10 days illness", (*No small stone found)
YEEND, Rowland, b. Sep 16, 1860, d. 1895 Jun 11, (Had hardware store in Walla Walla, died in fire when went in to retrieve books)

 

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