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Wilbur Cemetery
Lincoln County, Washington

Lat: 47 46' 43"N, Lon: 118 42' 01"W
Sec 6 T26N R33E

Contributed by Rella Gleaton Sep 23, 2001, last edited Jun 14, 2010 [rella@ultraplix.com]. Total records = 2,900.

Wilbur Cemetery is located about l mile North of Wilbur. From Highway 2 turn North onto Brace Road going approximately 1 mile.

The Cemetery is easily seen by the large grouping of tall trees. There are several entrances. There were 10 acres in the original plot, dedicated July 27, 1891 which sets aside blocks 18 through 23 to the use of the indigent as a Potter's Field forever. There is a block/lot plot map of the entire cemetery on the side of the maintenance building along with a book of names for location. The older section is at the front with the newer at the back. The grounds are kept in excellent shape.

Cemetery Roster information with names and block/lot, including the Potter's Field information in Block 20, was provided to us by Daryll Bahr, David Bahr, Carol Bodeau and Judy Boekel with the gracious cooperation of the Wilbur Cemetery Association. Where "No information" is stated, we are assuming there is no headstone. The (Not in Records) shows that the cemetery does not have the name in their block/lot records but the stone was read in 1974. The (1974) indicates we read this headstone in 2000, with the (1974N) meaning we did not find the headstone in our current reading. There are a number of headstones that have the birthdate of the spouse, who is still living.

Most of the information in parenthesis was provided by the Association or Daryll Bahr. Some maiden names which were on the headstones are also in parenthesis.

Old records show some people were moved to the Wilbur Cemetery. There is no record of most of them at Wilbur, nor could we find any headstones. Those moved from the Vance Daniels Cemetery, were due to the back water flooding from the building of The Grand Coulee Dam.

Walked and read by Rella and Jim Gleaton in Aug & Sep 2000.

Key:
w/o -wife of, h/o-husband of, s/o-son of, d/o-daughter of
F/-Father GrF/-Grandfather M/-Mother GrM/-Grandmother
*initial-followed by name, Parentesis-(Maiden Name)
Quotes-"Nickname" M/M-Mr & Mrs, m/-married, b/-born,
s/w-stone with W.O.W.-Woodsman of the World

- Rella Gleaton

 

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