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Govan (Monroe) Cemetery
Lincoln County, Washington

T26N R32E Section 20

Contributed by Pat Rice, Mar 14, 2000, last edited Apr 18, 2009 [rcrice@centurytel.net]. Total records = 8.

Govan Cemetery is closed with it's burials moved to Wilbur. This cemetery is also identified as the Monroe Cementery, although not a name known in its own area. The cemetery was located on the north side of the intersection of Andersen and Govan roads.

According to a life-long resident of Govan (pop. 6), between 1972 and 1975 the county wanted that property for other purposes and so moved the few graves that were there to Wilbur. This resident said his mother told him that they missed some of graves.

In checking the Wilbur Cemetery books, all those listed were indeed moved to Wilbur, but the records do not show specifically where within the Wilbur Cemetery the burials are. The records also indicate that this is a recent acknowledgement.

The data comes from material gathered by the Big Bend Historical Society and on file at the Spokane Public Library, Genealogy Dept, Spokane Wa. It was not included in Lartiques Tombstones of Lincoln Co., pub. 1972.

Collected by Pat Rice and Marge Womach, June 1999


Chinn, Lucille, d.22 Aug 1908, 2y 1m, resident of Govan
Peffley, baby, d.4 Sept 1906, lot owned by J.B. Peffley (of Govan)
Rumberg, baby, d.8 Nov. 1906, premature birth, of Govan
Turner, Elsie S, d.14 Apr 1906, 16y 7m; last resided in Michigan, lot owned by C.S. Turner
Tuttle, Theadore J., drowned 14 June 1904, (swimming in a nearby lake, got tangled in the weeds. Possibly attempting to save his twin brother.)
Strickert, Dora Ellen, b.2 Oct 1906 16 Oct 1906 d/o Lena (Wilken) and John
Wilken, Elmer B., b.2 Jan 1908 6 Jan 1908 s/o Carl and Emelie
Wolfe, Franklin, d.6 Oct 1906, 1y 4m; lot owned by J.T. Wolfe

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