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Riverview (Swedish, Johnson) Cemetery
Lincoln County, Washington

Contributed by Pat Rice, Sep 04, 2000, last edited Apr 18, 2009 [rcrice@centurytel.net]. Total records = 62.

Riverside Cemetery is located on the northern border of Lincoln County, with a magnificent view of Lake Roosevelt. The cemetery was begun before the turn of the century as a family cemetery with a strict set of guidelines. Once the Grand Coulee Dam was built and the lake created, graves that had been in the low lands were moved to this cemetery, few of them identified.

The Cemetery is at T28N R36E S31 and is privately owned. For years the cemetery was neglected, but in recent years family members have been holding annual work days and their labors are obvious. At one time there was a small chapel here, family members have erected a small chapel building that they use for appropriate events.

Abbreviations:
f/s=foot stone
() indicated by indentation or impression
date is mm/dd/year
This cemetery was read in Sept. of 1999 by Pat Rice. Please send any additions or corrections to her.

Brodin, A.M, b. 1826, d. 1918, Father
Brodin, Charles A, b. 01/13/1897, d. 01/18/1969
Brodin, Edabelle Jacobs, b. 05/01/1906, d. 01/16/1982
Brodin, Hans Alfred, b. 08/25/1861, d. 06/21/1939
Brodin, Katherine, b. 08/28/1904, d. 08/06/1938
Brodin, Mathilda Marie, b. 11/27/1863, d. 08/04/1922
Brodin, William Andrew, b. 07/12/1902, d. 07/12/1988
Brown, Earl, b. 09/05/1890, d. 02/??/1963, Oregon Co. D 50th Inf. WWII
Brown, Marvin Allen, b. 04/06/1913, d. 07/30/1970, Wash.Pfc 440 AAA AW BN CAC WWI
Culp, Andrew, b. 1846, d. 1911, f/s
Cups, Mary E, b. 1862, d. 1914, f/s
Daly, (F)rank, b. 191(4), d. 1938, small grave area, fenced
Daly, George W, b. 1882, d. 1937, father
Daly, Myrtle L, b. 1885, d. 1935, mother
DeTillion, C.C, b. 1853, d. 1921
DeTillion, Clyde, b, d. , d. 1899
DeTillion, Ettie, b. 1882, d. 1902
Flory, John, b. 1874, d. 1950
Flory, Opal, b. 1912, d. 1920
French, Blanche Rose, b. 1852, d. 1931, mother
French, John Albert, b. 1852, d. 1925, father
Gilman, William A, b. 02/12/1968, d. 04/09/1995, 'Cowboy Billy'
Holbrook, Dascom A, b. 1850, d. 1927
Holbrook, Mary A, b. 1866, d. 1939
Hume, Alberta, b. 1870, d. 1917
Hume, Edgar, b. 1868, d. 1937
Hume, Gladys, b. 1924, d. 1929
Johnson, Amanda C, b. 1883, d. 1964
Johnson, Erik, b. 05/14/1852, d. 10/30/1941, f/s with no markings
Johnson, Karl A, b. 1888, d. 1931
Johnson, Manfred, b. 1910, d. 1999, handmade and decorated stone
Johnson, Mangus, b. 1886, d. 1969
Johnson, Nels Oscar, b. 03/27/1896, d. 03/22/1985
Johnson, Otto, b. 11/25/1885, d. 10/02/1968
Johnson, Sophia, b. 03/29/1863, d. 05/11/1921
Johnson, Victor John, b. 1888, d. 1973
Kluth, Dora, b. 1858, d. 1934
Kluth, Everett, b. 1925, d. 1925, funeral,home marker
Kluth, John, b. 1851, d. 1928
McKinnon, Bernice E, b. 06/19/1921, d. 10/03/1996, Mom
Nordstrom, Carl, b. 1860, d. 1950
Nordstrom, Johanna, b. 1872, d. 1910
Pierson, Iona L, b. 1857, d. 1930, mother
Pierson, William, b. 1855, d. 1931, father
Rihill, William, b. 1834, d. 1910
Rudolph, John, b. 10/18/1928, d. 12/06/1996, FI US N,AVY WW II
Schwartz, Kenneth Duane, b. 04/25/1941, d. 11/20/1997, US Army Vietnam'
Stormo, Albert Lee, b. 1912, d. 1934
Thurman, Gary K, b. 10/29/1956, d. 05/04/1999
Ulrich, Betty J, b. 07/06/1924, d. 10/26/1994, Mom
Walton, Leland S, b. 08/27/1883, d. 03/08/1940
Zeah, May, b. 09/00/1864, d. 11/10/1932, f/s mother
Zeahl, Lucille, b. 02/17/1897, d. 03/01/1936

There are numerous graves in one section, all with funeral home markers with no information left on the cards. There are several wood slab markers with no visible markings; one double plank marker with no markings, one simple, small wood cross with no markings.

According to Lartigue's Tombstones of Lincoln County, published in 1974, several graves were moved up from the lowlands before the flooding of the area that eventually became Lake Roosevelt. Those names are below. There are no stones for these graves, nor is the specific location known, only that Ball & Dodd Funeral Home of Spokane moved them to this location.

DeTillion, Elizabeth, no dates, grandmother of H.G.
DeTillion, George, no dates, uncle of H.G.
DeTillion, baby, no dates
DeTillion, no name, no dates, son of John (John was uncle of H.G.
Land, Mary, no dates, cousin of McLean
Laughbon, Mrs. L.R., no dates
McLean, Mary, no dates
McLean, T.P., no dates
Potts, Wonam (woman?), no dates, a transient

 

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