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Tolonen Cemetery (Old Finn Cemetery)
Lincoln County, Washington

Contributed by Pat Rice, Aug 01, 2000, last edited Apr 18, 2009 [rcrice@centurytel.net]. Total records = 21.

The Finnish, or Tolonen, Cemetery lies 13 miles southeast of Almira in Lincoln County. Going from Highway 2 just east of Almira, follow Kiner Road south to Monson Road. Go east on it to Govan Road and then south one mile to the intersection with Field Road. The cemetery is in the extreme northeast corner of T24N R32 Section 7.

A wire fence surrounds this final resting place of Finnish settlers, with many of their stones written in Finnish, making them very difficult to understand. Surnames are CAPITALIZED.

The cemetery was walked in May 1999 by Pat Rice and Marge Womach and there are 17 stones, 19 identified burials. Pictures are available from Pat Rice.

BARLOW, Tassa Lepaa, Lilian Idiina Johan Jo Johan an tutar Barlow Suntunut Pierces Co. Wash, Syyskuun 24P 1891, Waipui Kuloan Uneen, Lincoln Co. Wash., 3P Joulu Kuuta 1902 Uusi V. K. 209 W. 3.4, Death certificate Lincoln Co Auditor's office states, Lilly M. Barlow, aged 9, died 3 Dec 1902.
GUSTAFSON, Tassa Lopaa, Rihiinah Wiljan Ja Emma Tylar Gustafson suntunut Haapajarvellan Alun L. Toukok 6 P. 1887 Waipui Kuolon Uneen, Lincoln Co. Wash., Lokak 26 1902 Uusi U.K. 4.98 2.3, Death certificate Lincoln Co. Auditor's office states Mary R.Gustafson died Oct. 26, 1902. Gives birth date of 24 May 1887.
JOHNSON, Tassa Lepaa, Jacob Edvart Johnson, Poika Syntyi, Lincoln Co. Wash., Syyskuun 8, 1893 Waipul knoleman uneen Lincoln, Lokoluun, 14 P. 1902 Uusi U, K.U. 422 U12, Death certificate Lincoln Co., Auditor's office states Jacob Johnson died 14 Oct. 1902.
KARPPI, baby, b. 12 Feb 1908, d. 12 Feb 1908, Beside this stone is a footstone that reads "Sister"
LAKE, John, b. 17 Mar 1853, d. 19 Oct 1917 s/s with Sadie, stone reads, "Our Loved Ones"
LAKE, Sadie, b. 17 Oct 1907, d. 7 Mar 1911 s/s with John, stone reads, "Our Loved Ones"
LAKSO, Tassa Lepaa, Jacob William, Jakon Poika Lakso Syntny Huhtikun 9 P. 1891, Lokakun 4 P. 1894, Uusi U.K.U. 4.22 U 12
LINGG, J. Michael, b. 1942, d. 1993, Double stone has Carol b 1944, no second date for her
PIETE, Eric, b. 15 Sep 1894, d. 9 Dec 1906
PIETE, Fredericka, d. 12 Apr 1903, from Death certificate, Lincoln County Auditor's offices
PIETE, Lena, d. 18 Jun 1904 age 13, no birth date given, cause T.B., from Death certificate, Lincoln County Auditor's offices
PIETI, Tassa Lepaa, Elsadiina Pieti Waimo, Syntui Lumiijoella Oulun L 1855, Waipui Kuoleman, Uneen Ajallisen Kuoleman, Kautta Lincoln Co. Wash., 1899 Uusi U.K. 196 U 1.2.
PIETI, Tassa Lepaa, August Pieti, Suntyi Sumijoella, Oulun L. Toukakuala, 1843, Ajallisen Kuoleman Kautta Lincoln Co. Wash. 21 Paiva Joulukuuta 1902 Uusi U.K. U. 108 U 3.4
ROSENBERG, Abne, b. 21 Mar 1836, d. 30 Jun 1902, s/s with Emily
ROSENBERG, Emily, b. 28 May 1849, d. 27 Oct 1914, s/s with Abner, "In God we Trust"
ROSENBERG, Jeanttee, b. 1880, d. 1932
TOLONEN, Aapo, b. 14 Oct 1876, d. 27 Aug 1856, "Father"
TOLONEN, Impi, b. 1896, d. 1924 (w/o Aapo)
TOLONEN, John, b. 16 Jan 1894, d. 3 Mar 1972, (h/o Impi) Cook, US Army WW I
TOLONEN, Kristina, b. 14 Jun 1873, d. 4 Apr 1942, "Mother"
TOLONEN, Martin, b. 11 Nov 1908, d. 5 Mar 1997, U.S. Army, WW II

 

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