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Simmons Cemetery
Yakima County, Washington

Contributed by Judy Schuster, Sep 27, 2000 [upperwenas@fairpoint.net]. Total records = 31.

Capt. James T. Simmons settled in the vicinity of the present intersection of 6th Avenue and Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, Washington prior to 1867. At that time he, Mr. Vaughan, and others built a canal, the ancestor of the present Union Canal. Capt. Simmons' homestead claim was completed January 15, 1878 under Certificate No. 240 of the Walla Walla Land Office.

During the work of the Yakima Valley Genealogy Society on the records of Tahoma Cemetery, they found the following record:

"During the month of January 1901 the following 32 bodies were removed from the Simmons graveyard to Tahoma Cemetery and buried in the IOOF Section except where noted."

No indication of plot number was found in the cemetery record for over half of these graves nor were they marked on gravestones. The Society was not able to learn much about Capt. Simmons or about most of the persons whose bodies were moved. Please note that the actual list only accounts for 31 bodies. This information was published in the Yakima Valley Genealogy Society Bulletin. Permission for the use of that published information was granted by YVGS on Nov 06, 1999.

- Judy Schuster

BECK, Leonard, no dates, (city plot 125)
BECK, Lizzie, d. 28 Apr 1887, (city plot 125)
BECK, Margaret, d. 22 Mar 1887, (city plot 125)
BECK, Miss Jennie, no dates, (IOOF plot 16)
BENNETT, George, no dates
BENNETT, John, no dates
CHASE, William, no dates
DAVIS, child, no dates
FARMER, J. W., no dates, (IOOF plot 16)
GIBBS, Mary Jane, no dates
GOODWIN, child, no dates
HIETT, Jessie, no dates
MABRY, Margaret, d. 17 Oct 1872, (city plot 138)
MABRY, Walter P., d. 7 Aug 1873, (city plot 138)
McQUEEN, Miream, no dates
NELSON, Emma F., d. 21 Jul 1890, (city plot 138)
REED, Barbara, no dates
SIMMONS, Angeline, no dates
SIMMONS, Elmer, no dates
SIMMONS, Lizzie, no dates
SIMMONS, Martha, no dates, (Masonic plot 11)
SIMMONS, Susanna, no dates
VAUGHAN, Charley, no dates, (Masonic plot 36)
VAUGHAN, Judson, no dates
VAUGHAN, Martin N., no dates, (Masonic plot 36)
VAUGHAN, Thomas N., no dates, (Masonic plot 36)
WARREN, 2 children, no dates
WOOLEY, 3 children, no dates

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