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Old Settler Cemetery (Gravelly Lake Cemetery)
Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington

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GPS: 47.149165, -122.546294
T19N R2E Sec 09

Washington Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Contributed by Cherie Peterson [shurre@aol.com], Feb 18, 2002, last edited Sep 28, 2004.
Total records = 169.

Driving Directions

Take I-5 South, exit 12r, stay right, go though the light staying on Gravelly Lake Drive until you get to the second light which is Washington Blvd., turn left and the cemetery is about a half mile down on your right.

Cemetery History

This cemetery was donated by Mr. Frank Clark for free burial for Pioneers Only of the area and their descendents. It was established about 1855.

It is maintained by the county and there appear to be no known records of old burials, so walking the site is mandatory if looking for a particular stone. I suspect there are many stones lost due to years of trampling horses, etc., before the county took control and fenced it off.

Cemetery Records

Records published below were transcribed from tombstone inscriptions by Cherie Peterson during a visit to the cemetery in 1999.

??, Olive May, no dates, granddaughter of (unreadable), (Lamb on Top of Marker)
??, Ray M., no last name, 1898, d. 1906, Son
Albert, Francis A., b. 1862, d. 1925
Anderson, Robert L., b. 2-16-1897, d. 1-19-1946, Tn. Pvt. 61 Pioneer Inf.
Andrews, Henry (Corpl), no dates, Co. I 1st U.S. Dragoons
Andrews, Louis Valentine, b. 1862, d. 1960, Brother
Andrews, Rosalie Latour, b. 1864, d. 1946, Mother
Andrews, Thomas Jefferson, d. 1902, Baby
Arneman, Mr., no dates, wooden markers
Arneman, Mrs., no further info
Baker, H., b. 1900, d. 1923
Barnes, Annie G., b. 9-2-1867, d. 11-1900
Barnes, Archie R., b. 1900, d. 1919
Barnes, Charles Arthur, b. 1887, d. 1931, wooden marker
Barnes, Harry, b. 1824, d. 1888
Barnes, Henry, b. 1865, d. 1922
Barnes, Jack Archie, b. 2-18-1933, d. 5-8-1992, Loved by all his family, Beloved Brother Merchant Seaman
Barnes, Jane, b. 6-1-1856, d. 11-27-1890
Barnes, John George, b. 1857, d. 1927, wooden marker
Barnes, John H., b. 1898, d. 1917
Barnes, Joseph, b. 1853, d. 1928
Barnes, William E., b. 4-21-1891, d. 12-7-1971, WWI,Wa. Cpl. 115 Spruce Sq.
Bates, Elizabeth, no dates, w/o J.S.R.
Bates, J.S.R., no dates, h/o Elizabeth, Co B 32nd Oh Inf.
Baunsgard, Jean M.(Miner), b. 1887, d. 1946, d/o Milo & Maggie, (ashes of)
Benston, Adam Jr., b. 11-26-1846, d. 10-28-1941
Benston, Adam Sr., b. 11-17-1823, d. 3-25-1912
Benston, Alfred M., b. 1-13-1883, d. 5-10-1910
Benston, Benjamin I., b. 5-4-1886, d. 7-30-1901
Benston, Ella, b. 1-24-1881, d. 2-28-1896, d/o Wm.,Jr. & J., stone very worn
Benston, Elmer, b. 9-3-1890, d. 9-8-1922
Benston, Harvey, b. 1892, d. 1903, wooden marker
Benston, Harvey, b. 8-27-1892, d. 2-2-1907, stone marker
Benston, Ida A., b. 7-20-1888, d. 10-23-1900
Benston, James, b. 1877, d. 1900, s/o Janet & Adam,Sr.
Benston, Janet, b. 8-21-1835, d. 6-7-1899, w/o Adam,Sr., m/o Janet & James
Benston, John L., b. 2-6-1874, d. 10-27-1899, Gone But Not Forgotten
Benston, Joseph, b. 9-29-1879, d. 7-22-1910
Benston, Sarah, b. 3-16-1855, d. 7-20-1943
Benston, Walter, b. 1895, d. 1933
Benston, William H., no dates, wooden marker & small homemade stone marker
Benston, William, b. 1-1-1845, d. 10-13-1899
Bleeker, James A., b. 1884, d. 1940, plaque on a huge rock
Bleeker, Mary Warren, b. 1882, d. 1960, plaque on a huge rock
Bonney, Emma J., d. 10-9-1882, 6y 11m 9d, d/o S.A. & E., lamb on top
Bonney, George W., d. 2-1-1890, 2y 7m 1d, s/o S.A. & E.
Bonney, Samuel A., b. 1865, d. 1912, h/o E., f/o Emma J. & George W., grave has both stone and wooden markers
Bottinger, Amandus C., b. 1-3-1854, d. 2-17-1937
Bottinger, Amandus C.,Jr., b. 1884, d. 1926
Bottinger, Anna, b. 3-12-1855, d. 5-21-1924, Mother
Bottinger, William H., b. 10-8-1890 Tacoma, d. 5-13-1919, Philadelphia, Merchant Marine, very worn wooden marker
Braget, Arthur H., b. 7-20-1913, d. 7-21-1913, Rest in Peace
Braget, Carl Oscar, b. 9-24-1894, d. 10-3-1902
Braget, Edna A., b. 11-23-1911, d. 5-7-1915
Braget, Mrs. J. H., no dates
Brey, Henry, no dates, wooden marker
Burtschie, Cane Philip, b. 1875, d. 1896
Carlson, Frank A., b. 1869, d. 1949, h/o Isabell, Father
Carlson, Isabell, b. 1877, d. 1960, w/o Frank A., Mother
Cronin, Harriet, d. 10-22-1880, 69y, Gone But Not Forgotten
Cronin, Ole Frost, no dates
Dalgish, Ruth Carlson, b. 6-5-1908, d. 3-16-1988, sis/o Ellen (Weinand)
Daniels, P.C., b. 5-15-1865, d. 8-2-1893
Daniels, Peter, b. 5-26-1837, d. 12-25-1916, h/o Stine
Daniels, Stine (Eisenbeis), b. 8-23-1838, d. 11-3-1895, w/o Peter
Davenport, Dennis, d. 7-27-1901, 74y 3m 1d, Rest in Peace
Edwards, Albert, Jr., b. 8-26-1922, d. 12-22-1981, Pvt USArmy WWII
Edwards, Rosalie, b. 1899, d. 1977, Sister
Eisenbeis, Fredrick C., b. 10-7-1823, d. 3-10-1902, f/o Stine
Faust, Caroline, b. 2-21-1812, d. 10-10-1892, w/o Jacob
Faust, Jacob, b. 12-28-1822, d. 7-5-1900, h/o Caroline
Frisk, Ole, d. 7-25-1855
Frost, Andrew Jackson, b. 1833, d. 1909, In Loving Memory From Their Descendents 1988
Frost, Andrew, no dates
Frost, Baby Boy, b. 1910, d. 1910
Frost, Gilbert H., b. 11-10-1809, d. 9-28-1884, Settled in Oregon in 1844
Frost, John A., b. 1872, d. 1927
Frost, Mabel (Robb), b. 4-21-1862, d. 5-7-1940, w/o Walter
Frost, Mary Ann (Perry), b. 1846, d. 1918, w/o Walter C.
Frost, Mary T., no dates, d/o A.J. & Mary Ann
Frost, Walter C., b. 3-21-1860, d. 8-7-1926, h/o Mary Ann
Goranson, Axel Nathaniel, b. 1-11-1865, d. 12-30-1905
Greenwell, Sara Elizabeth (Edwards), b. 1853, d. 1932, wooden marker
Gullion, William Y., b. 2-25-1830, d. 4-28-1902, Until the Day Breaks & the Shadows Flee Away
Hansen, Marvin, b. 1907, d. 1952, (ashes of)
Hansen, Nels P., b. 1864, d. 1949, Father
Hansen, Sadie L., b. 4-1-1894, d. 12-14-1899, d/o N.P & S.
Hansen, Sissel, b. 1864, d. 1939, w/o Nels P.
Henderson, Leroy O., b. 10-19-1920, d. 10-25-1920
Hicklin, Emeline (McAllister), b. 1862, d. 1940, w/o John Hal
Hicklin, John Hal, b. 1863, d. 1932, h/o Emaline
Holden, Frances Meyers, b. 1869, d. 1943
Holden, Freling-Huysen, b. 1844, d. 1927
Holt, Joseph, b. 8-12-1881, Haverfordwest, So. Wales, d. 6-19-1946, Absent From the Body, Present With the Lord II Cor. 5:8
Holt, MaryAnn, b. 12-31-1881, Aberdeen Scot, d. 1-24-1965, Our Mother, Her Voice of Him Did Speake, Now He Giveth My Beloved Sleep. Psalm 127
Hunt, Elmer M., b. 3-19-1881, d. 3-23-1890, Our First Born Darling
Johns, Beatrice B., b. 1896, d. 1992, w/o Orville R., O.O.F.A Lincoln Court #24
Johns, Nathanial Hamilin, b. 1898, d. 1912, wooden marker
Johns, Orville R., b. 1901, d. 1983, h/o Beatrice B., US Army WWII ID 803
Johnston, H.G., Lieut., no dates, Co. B 32nd Oh Inf.
Johnston, Ida, d. 1889, w/o H.G.
Johnston, N.H., b. 11-1-1833, d. 1-31-1898, Our Father At Rest
Johnston, Warren B., b. 7-18-1859, d. 5-3-1933
Keats, no name, no dates, Co. H 8th Ia Inf.
Keetes, Harriet, b. 5-22-1825, Eng, d. 13-4-1895, w/o John, The Lord Taketh Pleasure in His People He Will Beautify The Meek With a Salvation
Keetes, John, b. 21-1-1825, Eng, d. 3-4-1892, h/o Harriet, Co. I, 32nd Ia, Co. B Ia Inf., Oh How We Miss Thee At Home
Kimball, Kate (Sanders), b. 12-26-1858, d. 4-17-1944
Kirkland, Floyd, b. 6-6-1886, d. 4-11-1891, s/o A.P. & L.J.
Lindell, Joseph, b. 8-31-1882, d. 10-4-1900, Rest In Peace
Lindell, Nilla, b. 4-28-1842, Altus, Swe., d. 6-4-1909, She Was A Kind And Affectionate Wife & A Friend AS Well
Marker, Jessie L., b. 5-18-1903, d. 2-10-1904
Marker, William D., b. 9-7-1905, d. 9-7-1905
Mason, Eleanor (Schrette), b. 1886, d. 1915, wooden marker
McAllister, H. B., b. 1851, d. 1932
McAllister, John W., b. 1876, d. 1935, Father
McAllister, Sophia A., b. 1857, d. 1918
McCarther, Scott, b. 1867, d. 1915
McLeod, Hugh, b. b. Scot, d. 7-3-1891, 60y, 48y res., Pierce Co, Wa.
McMurphy, Anna (Niesen), b. 4-15-1875, d. 7-6-1901, w/o J.H.
Melville, Robert, b. 8-12-1842, d. 1-5-1867
Meyers, Fredrick, b. 1825, d. 1911
Meyers, George A., b. 1872, d. 1945, Father
Meyers, Rosa, b. 1873, d. 1955, Mother, Our Beloved
Middleton, Garm, b. 9-4-1900, d. 10-17-1900, s/o R.P. & L.M.
Miller, H. D. P., d. 1934
Miller, Janet (Benston), b. 3-12-1856, d. 8-25-1936
Miller, John H., b. 3-29-1856, d. 6-23-1913, At Rest
Miller, N. G. Blicher, b. b. 8-19-1843, Denm, d. 4-7-1919, Father
Miller, Nicoline, b. b. 6-11-1846, Denm., d. 11-27-1900
Miner, Maggie R., b. 1882, d. 1947
Miner, Milo J., b. 1858, d. 1937
Morgan, Anna Frost, b. 1871, d. 1963
Murray, Hester A., b. 7-1-1837, d. 12-5-1915, Mother
Murray, Isaiah G., b. 8-9-1835, d. 2-7-1911
Murray, Minnie Irene, b. 4-1-1875, d. 2-12-1911, Daughter
Niesen, Bertha (Young), b. 12-13-1887, d. 11-15-1950, Rest Mother Rest in Quiet Sleep While Friends in Sorrow Oer Thee Weep
Niesen, Bertha, b. 1-7-1842, d. 9-30-1901, w/o William, Mother
Niesen, Minnie French, b. 3-19-1883, d. 11-10-1941
Niesen, William, b. 9-20-1843, d. 7-4-1900, Rest Father Rest in Quiet Sleep While Friends in Sorrow Oer Thee Weep
Richmond, J. Carrie, b. 9-18-1880, d. 5-14-1922, Mother
Roland, Owen, Dr., d. 9-13-1884, 60y
Ross, Betty, b. 1928, d. 1933, Daughter
Ross, Raymond, b. 1891, d. 1949, Father
Schenk, Viola (Bottiger), b. 2-2-1916, d. 10-5-1936
Schnitz F. Adolf, b. 1882, d. 1971, Son
Schnitz, A. Christina, b. 1884, d. 1920, Mother
Schnitz, Ama, no dates
Sears, Asa, d. 7-22-1892, 60y
Sexton, Henry W., b. 1895, d. 1901, s/o Wm. J. & Catherine
Shaw, James Madison Windolin, b. 1844, d. 1906, Co. D 9th ME Inf.
Shaw, Rosemary Winnifred, d. 4-13-1896, 4m
Simonsen, Goren, 7-13-1825, d. 3-27-1898
Smith, Annie J., b. 9-8-1880, d. 21y, w/o J.K.
Smith, Baby, no dates, child of J.K. & Annie J.
Swaker, S. D., no dates
Todd, Almira Jane, b. Mar 16, 1856 Marion Co. Oregon, d. Jan 24, 1883 Steilacoom W.T., of inflamation of stomach and liver, Our little boys sleep near
Washburn, Mary Jane, b. 1-20-1825, d. 2-20-1887, w/o P.S.
Watson, Bertha, b. 1873, d. 1893
Wienand, Caroline Opstad, b. 1869, d. 1950
Wienand, Ellen M., b. 1903, d. 1970, sis/o Ruth (Dalgish)
Wienand, Mark, b. 1896, d. 1966
Wilcox, Perlia Jean Saunder, b. 1847, d. 1916
Williams, David A, b. 10-13-1877, d. 4-16-1888, s/o D.& J.
Williams, Emmie M., b. 5-11-1886, d. 5-4-1888, d/o D.& J.
Wood, Robert, d. 8-10-1896
Wright, Anni, b. 6-24-1795, d. 2-14-1882
Wright, Israel H., b. 2-16-1815, d. 5-10-1887, The Pioneer At Rest
Wright, Thomas, b. 8-26-1795, d. 6-18-1868
Wright, Will, no dates, wooden marker

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