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Black Rock (Meeboer or Meeker) Cemetery
Yakima County, Washington

Contributed by Judy Schuster, Sep 27, 2000 [upperwenas@fairpoint.net]. Total records = 11.

Although Metzker's map of Yakima County gives the name of this inactive cemetery as the Black Rock Cemetery, it is generally known as the Meeker Cemetery, for the Meeboer family, who changed their name to Meeker. The Cemetery served the Black Rock area, a farming development and village of the turn of the century which was heavily promoted but failed for lack of water. Today, the area contains some dryland wheat and cattle operation. The Cemetery was copied by Jack M. Lines for publication in the Yakima Valley Genealogy Society bulletin in 1970. Additional information about the burials in the cemetery was furnished to the society by Mrs. Elsine Brader. The information from Mrs. Brader is placed in ( )'s. Permission for the use of that published information was granted by YVGS on Nov 6, 1999.

The cemetery is on the eastern edge of Section 24, T12N, R22E, 3/4 mile south of Highway 24, six miles west of the junction of Highway 24 with Highway 241. It was once apparently a part of the Meeboer Ranch and is reached by a "jeep" road along the section line.

- Judy Schuster

ADCOX, (Baby), no dates, (unmarked grave)
ADCOX, Elizabeth (Mrs.), b. 1853, d. 1917, Two Granddaughters
CAMERON, (Buster), b. (1911), d. (1918), (unmarked grave)
MEEBOER, (Christina), b. (7 Nov 1891), d. (1 Jul 1931), (unmarked grave)
MEEBOER, Bessie, b. (30 Dec 1884), d. (18 Jan 1904)
MEEBOER, Father, b. (1843), d. (13 Apr 1919), (Gysgert Meeboer)
MEEBOER, John M., b. (21 April 1883), d. (13 Jan 1911)
MEEBOER, Mother, b. (1848), d. (8 Aug 1914), (Aartje Meeboer)
SKIDMAN, Edward J., b. 27 Aug 1970, d. 5 Mar 1910
VANDER LIND, (Mr.), no dates, (unmarked grave)
WHITMIRE, (Florence), b. (1902), d. (1917), (unmarked grave)

 

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