5.1 mi. south of Waukon (or 16 mi. S. of Reardan), turn on Rockdale Rd & turn rt. before the 1st house.
Contains 5 acres in center of Sec. 22, Twp 23, R. 39. Plat map filed Oct. 3, 1895
Established & deeded 1891 from D.K. McDonald to trustees of M.E. Church: J.J. Brown, A.W. Holland, J.W. Crew, George H. Dundan, J.B. Robinson filed March 31, 1891; $5.; “revert back to grantor if not used for burial & church purposes” clause.
Bold type below dignifies tombstone data as viewed Oct. 1999.
* signifies death certificate @ Lincoln Co. Courthouse + signifies obituary
ABLEMAN, Christina 1855-1894 * 38 yrs (d. Jan/June? 20, 1894)
ABLEMAN, infant family report, buried w/ Christina
ABLEMAN, Amanda Jan. 8, 1828 – Jan 11, 1908 & footstone
ABLEMAN, Lillian L. Oct. 16, 1859 – Dec. 15, 1891 * Gillione, 32 yrs
DEPEW, Isaac + d. 12 Oct 1894 age 76 yr 9 mo (no visible stone)
GRIMES, Bertha E. d. Apr. 13, 1894; 16 yr 7mo 23 dys
________, _______ (empty base near Grimes’ stone)
KEATON, J. E. Co. B 51st Illinois Inf. Civil War
LOGAN, Nelson Delbert Mar. 21, 1901 – Oct. 20, 1903 s/o DB & M
LOGAN, Harriet + 1844 – 1900 * (d. Jan 16, 1900, 56 yrs) w/o John H. Logan
LOGAN, Josephine wooden marker, pre-1900. daughter of Harriet
LOGAN, George * wooden marker, data gone. son of Harriet
LOGAN, George died 23 Sept 1890 * probate Lincoln Co. #131 filed 9/29/90
LOGAN, Carrie wooden marker, data gone. daughter of Harriet
Large empty base, no stone, near Harriet
MACK, Mrs. Jennie + Mar. 23, 1856 – June 25, 1902 + d/o J. B. Robinson
OAKLEY, Leo + reportedly here, no visible stone. See below
REW, Evaline, C. 1857 – 1919
REW, John C. Nov. 18, 1852 – Feb. 20, 1914
REW, Homer 1913 – 1928 per local report
SISTLING, infant reported by Lartigues.** No name or date
YOUNIE, George Nov. 19, 1844 – Mar. 5, 1902 58 yrs father
George & Florence have a shared stone
YOUNIE, George (Jr.) Nov. 19, 1883–Aug. 15, 1977 metal marker Riplinger Fun’l Home
Pvt. Co. M 14th Regt. U.S. Inf. (cremated)
Leonard Oakley reportedly shared a stone w/Louise, however, there is no Leo or Leonard on her stone. Article dated April 21, 1905 in the LCT reports “…That Leonard Oakley, the 18 year old son of S. A. [Sebastian] Oakley of Waukon, met with a serious accident Friday morning while driving some horses. His saddle horse fell and broke his neck and cut a large gash in the boy’s head. He is now recovering.”
** Tombstone Inscriptions of Lincoln County, Washington, Wes & Carrie Lartigue, 1974 for the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Depew, Mr. Isaac: Mr. Isaac Depew died at his home near Edwall in Lincoln County, WA. On Oct. 12, 1894, aged 76 years, 9 months. Mr. Depew was born in New York State, and has been a resident of Lincoln County for the last 12 years, he having made his home with his daughter and her husband, Mr. John Logan and wife. The deceased has been in poor health for some time, being badly afflicted with asthma and dropsy. He was buried the 13th at Rockdale Cemetery.
Logan, Mrs. Harriet: Harriet Logan, wife of John Logan, was born in Ohio and died at her home near Edwall, WA. On Jan 16, 1900. She suffered with dropsy for some years which finally caused heart failure and death. Mother Logan was a good Christian lady, and bore her pain and sorrow patiently and with a will resigned to God. She was a good wife and a loving mother, and also well spoken of by all who knew her. A husband, 4 sons and 2 daughters mourn her departure. One son and two daughters preceded her in death. She reached the age of 65 years, 5 months and 2 days. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Geo Koch of Edwall, in the presence of the relatives and a large gathering of friends from far and near. Interment was made in the Rockdale Cemetery, where three of her children are buried.
Mack, Mrs. Jennie: Mrs. Jennie Mack died at her home near Cheney, June 23, 1902. She was buried at the Rockdale Cemetery, the funeral being held at the home of her father, Mr. J. B. Robinson. Mrs. Mack was born in Henry County, Iowa, March 23, 1856, removed to Case Co., Iowa in 1876, thence to Washington in 1883. She united with the Methodist Church at age of 14. She leaves a husband and four children who mourn her loss. (LCT)