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Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Roslyn, Kittitas County, Washington

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Roslyn, WA

Memorial Ave.
Roslyn, WA 98922

GPS: 47.22003,-121.00092

by Suzanne Livingstone [livingstoneancestry@gmail.com]
Published September 17, 2019
Total records: 68

Driving Directions 

From main intersection in Roslyn, turn left on Pennsylvania Ave, follow up hill past Roslyn Museum, merging onto 5th Ave.  Follow signs for Roslyn Historic Cemeteries; turn left on Memorial Ave.

Parking available next to information kiosk.  From the kiosk, cemetery is just down roadway on the right side, before Old City Cemetery.

Cemetery History

African American miners were brought from the Midwest to Roslyn in the 1880s to work in the mines during labor disputes. Other African American families followed the initial Black immigrants. Although many African American families moved away, by 1900 the Black residents still totaled more than 20% of Roslyn's population.


Cemetery is in very good condition and well cared for.  Cemetery is fenced in but not locked.  There is plenty of room for parkin.   The oldest marked grave was from 1890 and the most recent burial was 2013.  There is also a memorial to 4 people killed fighting wildfires.  Per the sign at the entrance this is an African American Cemetery, of those who came to Roslyn to work in the mines.

Cemetery Records

Records below were compiled by Suzanne Livingstone in April 2018 during a visit to the cemetery. These are the stones that are visible.  It is possible there may be other stones, some of which are no longer visible, either under grass or very weathered to where they are non legible.  Noticed also were at least 22 possible additional burial plots with either no information or non legible.


??, John, d. 9/10/????
CARPENTER, Robert, d. 9-Mar-1908, age: 17years
CLARK, Lena Gloria, b. 7-Apr-1944, d. 28-Dec-2012
CLAXTON, William E, b. 1862, d. 1943
COLMAN, Ruby, b. 23-Nov-1899, d. 24-Nov-1899
COLMAN, Rusia, b. 24-Mar-1897, d. 31-May-1898
COLMAN, Stella M, b. 21-Dec-1901
COUSINS, Eugene Nicholas, b. 22-May-1927, d. 28-Jan-1997, "S1 US Navy WWII"
CRAVEN, Charles L, b. 12-Aug-1959, d. 1-Nov-2000
CRAVEN, Georgia Frances, no dates
CRAVEN, Samuel F, b. 28-Sep-1936, d. 8-Aug-1992, 2 stones
CRAVEN, Samuel L, b. 1895, d. 1969
CRAVEN, Tom L, b. 12-Jan-1971, d. 10-Jul-2001, "killed in 30mile fire"
CRAVEN, Virginal L (Smith), b. 25-Oct-1948, d. 3-Sep-2013
DONALDSON, Jessee, b. Mar 1846, d. Nov 1913, "Pvt Co 1 15 Cld Inf"
DONALDSON, T.W., b. 23-Mar-1881, d. 20-May-1902
ECHOES, Lulla, no dates
ECHOES, Mose, no dates
EPPS, Quincy, b. 1859, d. 1927
FLEMING, Mine A, b. 6-Nov-1899, d. 11-Feb-1975, "Cpl US Army"
GREEN, Peter, d. 1899, age: 40years, damaged stone
HARRIS, Matilda, d. 4-Oct-1898, age: 33years, "w/o Geo Harris"
HART, Beulah, b. 1925, d. 1980, "w/o William, married Feb 28 1942"
HART, Edward, b. 1890, d. 1971
HART, Elaine O, b. 1924, d. 1992
HART, James Van, b. 1948, d. 1981
HART, Pearl, b. 1890, d. 1953
HART, Theodore David, b. 1947, d. 1984
HART, William, b. 1918, d. 1970, "h/o Beulah, married Feb 28 1942"
HAZELWOOD, Geo A, d. 11-Nov-1890, age: 45 years
HOPKINS, Baby ???
HOPKINS, Rev ?, d. 16-Apr-1899
HOWARD, Dorothy, no dates
HOWARD, Mr, no dates
HOWARD, Stanley, no dates
JOHNSON, Clara, no dates
JOHNSON, John, no dates
MACKEY, Katheren, b. 250Dec-1854, Lexington KY, d. 3-July-1897
MAHMOOD, Herschel Hart, b. 22-Jun-1922, d. 13-Aug-2003, "Tec 4 US Army WWII"
MAYNARD, Mariah, b. 12-Sept-1803, d. 21-Feb-1900
MILLER-WEBB, Faye S, b. 11-Feb-1953, d. 25-Oct-2009
OLDS, Albert, b. 20-Aug-1865, d. 10-Mar-1947
OLDS, Nettie, b. 26-Dec-1876, d. 16-Nov-1949
PATERSON, Alice, d. 27-Dec-1907, age: 49years
PRICE, Mary, b. 15-Jan-1844, d. 19-Mar-1908, "w/o Henry"
ROBERTS, G.W., d. 22-Apr-1902, age: 45years
ROBY, Noel Nixon, b. 22-Dec-1954, d. 13-Feb-2010
RUDOLPH, Harry J, b. 1877, d. 1942
SCOTT, Florence, b. 1858, d. 1916, "w/o Lee"
SCOTT, Lillie May, d. 4-Dec-1898, age: 8months
SHEPPERSON, James E (PGM), "dedicated 7/5/1986 masonic"
SMITH, Edward, b. 1875, d. 1969
SPATES, Fates, no dates
SPEIGHTS, Nellie, d. 10-Aug-1905, age: 29years
STRONG, Eva, b. 1888, d. 1976
STRONG, Henry, b. 1876, d. 1956
STRONG, Noble, b. 15-Feb-1913, d. 15-Mar-1925
TAYLOR, Ellenora, no dates
TAYLOR, Fred, no dates
TAYLOR, Nellie, no dates
THOMAS, B.J., b. 14-Jan-1869, d. 30-Dec-1908
WARDEN, Jim, b. 1916, d. 1977
WEBB, Gerald L, b. 28-Jun-1947, d. 14-Sep-1995, "PV1 US Army Vietnam"
WEBB, Thomas, d. 16-Oct-1948, "s/o Elijah & Gertrude"
WILLIAMS, G.W., d. 10-May-1892, age: 41 years, "killed in mine blast"
WILLIAMS, Harriet, no dates
WOFFORT, Leola Mae (Craven), b. 15-Jun-1922, d. 29-May-1992
WOFFORT, William, b. 25-Dec-1912, d. 8-Aug-1990

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