Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington
Contributed by T Sheldon, Aug 23, 2000 [email@example.com].
Total records = 1.
Ilwaco, Washington was a tiny town way back then, the day a negro man,
"Jim, by name" wandered into town. "A kinder soul never lived." Jim was
an industrious sort who had a good nature to him and was temperate of
nature. The settlers and their children took to him easily. One day Jim
was boating with a white couple when an ocean storm suddenly capsized
the boat they were in. Jim kept them all together and when help finally
arrived, Jim insisted that the rescuer take the couple and come back for
him the next trip. Jim couldn't make it through the cold water and drowned.
The town assembled to pay Jim tribute of respect. His body was buried
in the old Whealdon Cemetery, near the present day reservoir. A question
remains as to whether Jim was ever moved to the new Ilwaco Cemetery, or
if it occupies a lonely, neglected grave at Whealdon Hill.
Jim, d. 16 Jul 1860
Compiled by T Sheldon this 30th day of May, 2000.
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