Lyle Balch Cemetery

Name Birth Death Memo
Baker, Olaf 07-05-1884 09-03-1964 Obituary  
Barlow, Irving Herbert 03-26-1949 06-05-1938 I.H. Barlow (column 1)   A large crowd attended (column 1)   Obituary: Irving Herbert Barlow (column 1) I.H.Barlow was born March 26, 1849 in Michigan. (His father's name was Rufus Barlow. Irving married Anna [Leaton] on September 7, 1872 at Grand Ledge, Michigan. The Barlow family settled in Lyle. Irving died on June 5, 1938 in Lyle, Klickitat, WA
Benedict, Lottie May 9-25-1871 12-13-1924 Obituary   Nee: Dennis. Spouse: Theodore Marion Benedict  
Bradford, Alvia Hannah [Daffron] 10-24-1877 01-25-1958 Obituary: Alvia Hanna Bradford (column 3)   Mrs. Bradford Passes (column 5)   Death Summons Mrs. Bradford (column 2)   Alvia Hanna [Daffron] Bradford was born in Platte County, Missouri on October 24, 1877 to Hester [Denney] and John W. Daffron. She married George Bradford on March 26, 1896 in Goldendale, WA. They had three children: Clarence (who died at age 17 in 1916), Mildred and Frank. Alvia passed away in Goldendale on January 25, 1958 at the age of 80.
Bradford, George 09-12-1865 11-08-1942 George Bradford (column 5)   George Bradford was born in Pennsylvania on September 12, 1865. He homesteaded in Klickitat County in 1892. He married Alvia Daffron on March 26, 1896 in Goldendale, WA. They had three children: Clarence (who died at age 17 in 1916), Mildred and Frank. George passed away on November 8, 1942 in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon (Oregon Death Index).
Cimmiyotti, Eugene 10-06-1912 08-06-1935 Death Claims Young Man  
Clark, Byrd J 12-27-1888 08-14-1964 Obituary  
Conklin(g), Herman/Harmon 12-08-1858 11-26-1938 Mr. and Mrs. Clint Conklin (column 3)   Obituary: Herman Conkling (far right column)   Hermon/Harmon Conklin(g) was born on December 8, 1858 to Rebecca [Clark] and James Conklin(g) in DesMoine County, Iowa. He married Mrs. Lucinda E. Conkling on June 19, 1906 in Goldendale (who had evidently been previously married to another Conklin. Her maiden name was "York"). Lucinda died in 1929. Herman passed away in Lyle at the home of Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Chamberlain on November 26, 1938 at the age of 79.   [Researcher Note: The WA State Digital Archives and newspapers cite his name as "Herman Conkling;" however, his gravestone is etched as "Harmon Conklin".]
Course, Mack 11-15-1879 11-30-1918 Mac Course of Lyle (See col 3)  
Cox, Sarah [Mason/Masson] 04-02-1872 03-23-1936 Obituary (link & work by Jeffrey Elmer)   Sarah [Masson] Cox was born on the 2nd of April, 1872 in Schilo, Ontario, Canada to Mary [Gerrie] and Charles Mason. She married Francis M. Cox on December 22, 1909 in Clackamas County, Oregon. They made their home in the Lyle area of Klickitat County. Sarah passed away on March 23, 1936 in Medical Lake, Spokane County, Washington. Her husband Francis (Frank) remarried to Florence Leis. He died in 1942 and is buried in the Appleton/Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
[Researcher Sources: Obituary; WA Death Records]
Crane, Georgia 08-27-1875 03-10-1935 Killed in Accident (column 7)   Lyle Woman is Killed in Auto Accident   Car Wreck Takes Life   Obituary: Mrs. Walter V. Crane   Parents: A [Broyles]
Daffron, Hester 03-24-1853 07-08-1935 Mrs. George Bradford was suddenly called (column 3)   Mrs. John Daffron   (column 1)   Mrs. John Daffron (column 4)   Parents: Rhoda [Burnett] and Jefferson Denny. Spouse (1872): John Daffron. Lyle residents for 50 years
Ewing, Lorenzo Dow (Dan) 11-03-1872 01-24-1938 Falling Tree Takes Life (column )   Dan Ewing of Lyle Killed By Falling Tree (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Dan was born in Uppersansky, Ohio to Mary Ellen [Matson] and Amos Ewing. He married Elvira (or Alvira) Lee.
Garner, Jesse "Irvin" 08-19-1920 05-13-1928 Irvin, the little seven year-old son (column 3)   Parents: Ida [Davy] and Jesse Garner   Irvin fell off a raft in or near Lyle, WA.   (Note findagrave lists his name as "Irwin")
Gilliam, Mitchell P. 03-30-1827 02-28-1889 See under "Clippings of the Past" M.P. Gilliam   Mitchell Gilliam was born in 1827 in Missouri and migrated west to Oregon in 1844. He died on February 28, 1889.
Hall, Emma Frances about 1852 07-20-1928 Emma Frances Hall (column 2)   Father's name: Farley. Spouse: Cornelius Hall. (Her name may be Erma instead of Emma)
Hewett, Esther Caroline 08-22-1847 12-05-1925 Mrs. E. B. Hewett (column 2)  
Hewett, Everett M 02-26-1915 02-08-1928 Everett Hewett (column 2)   Parents: Lulu and Forest Hewett
Hutchins, Donald Leo 11-11-1918 05-16-1991 Donald L. Hutchins (Research and link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Donald L. Hutchins was born on November 11, 1918 in Lakeland, Washington County, Minnesota to Effie M [Downing] and Homer Herbert Hutchins. The Hutchins family moved to Klickitat County in 1928. Donald married Joyce [Korthase] on August 23, 1941 in Klickitat County. His obituary cited that he was a veteran of WWII. Donald passed away May 16 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Multnomah County, Oregon.   [Researcher Sources: (Soc Sec Applications and Claims; Minnesota Birth Index 1900-1934; 1920, 1930 & 1940 US censuses; Oregon Death Index) *Note: Mother's maiden name discrepancy: Donald's obituary stated that his mother's maiden name was "Fox"; however, both the Minnesota Birth Index and the SS Applications list it as "Downing"
Keith, John Franklin 06-19-1951 11-28-1976 Death Report   Obituary (link & work by Jeffrey Elmer)   John Franklin Keith was born June 19, 1951 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Berniece [Flinn] and Ralph Keith. The Keith family settled in Lyle in 1954. John had relocated to Vancouver, WA three years before his accident. John was killed on the Dallesport Road in a single car accident on November 28, 1976 in Klickitat County, WA.
[Researcher Sources: Soc Sec Applic & Claims Index; Soc Sec Death Index; WA Death Index; Mother Berniece Keith's Obituary. **NOTE: There is a John F Keith who married Terry L. Smith on June 26, 1971. This link is included for further research on whether this is connected to THIS John Keith]
Korthase, Emily Gurrad 07-14-1870 02-11-1938 Obituary: Emily [Gurrad] Korthase (column 1)   Emily was born on July 14, 1870 in Blue Island, Illinois to Rosina and Francis Gurrad. In 1888 she married Fredrick Korthase, and they settled in Lyle, WA in 1913. Emily died in The Dalles following surgery.   [Researcher Note on Death Date discrepancy: Oregon Death Index (see Emily Korthose) cites February 11th, while Emily's gravestone is etched with February 10th.]
Lyle, Belva 08-23-1868 04-24-1935 Mrs. George Lyle (column 1)   Funeral services were held (column 3)   Parents: Tenitia [Pate] and Jesse Snider. Spouse: George B. Lyle
McGuire, Patrick Alfred 03-17-1841 09-03-1928 The death of Pat McGuire (column 5)   Died at Cliffs on September 3, 1928.
McNabb, Michael J 07-22-1959 04-17-1986 Obituary   Officer Down Memorial Page   Resolution to name Deputy Michael J. McNabb Memorial Highway   Many Gather to Remember (White Salmon Enterprise)   Michael J. McNabb was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Tamara [Hobbs] and Charles "Dick" McNabb on July 22, 1959. The family settled in Lyle when Michael was three years old. Michael was killed in a head-on collision on WA State Route 14 by a drunk driver as he was finishing his shift as a Klickitat County Sheriff's Deputy on April 17, 1986.
[Researcher Sources: Goldendale Sentinel articles of the accident; Obituary; Findagrave Memorial]
McNeil, James Haslar 05-10-1915 08-16-1928 The funeral of James McNeil   Parents: Lotta and Andrew Russell McNeil
Myhr, Selma Estella 01-01-1879 11-12-1938 "Klickitat Heights Woman Death Victim" (column 5). (Also see Column 6) "The community was shocked".   Selma Laun Myrh (Column 7) Selma Estella [Laun] Myhr was born on January 1, 1879 in Wisconsin along with her twin sister Lydia to Amelia Roeber and George Laun. Selma was a highly trained nurse. She married Gustavo Myhr on September 11, 1907 in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (MT County Marriages). (She was the mother of Miss Selma Myrh, teacher at Happy Home.) Selma Estella passed away on November 12, 1938 in Lyle, Klickitat, WA.
Notestine, James Edward Jan 1871 02-08-1948 Notestine Rites Are Held At Lyle (column 5)   James Edward Notestine was born in January 1871 in Illinois. He was married to Fannie. He settle in Lyle in 1919. James Edward passed away on February 8, 1948 in Goldendale at the age of 77.
Splawn, Sarah 12-02-1868 02-05-1920 Obituary: Mrs. Sarah Splawn (Column 5)   Findagrave Memorial   Sarah [Garner] Splawn was born on December 2, 1868 in Milford, Illinois to Nancy [Dawson] and William Garner. The Garner family pioneered to Oregon about 1880, and settled in Klickitat County, WA. She was married to Marion M. Splawn on May 11, 1887 in Klickitat County. Her husband died on December 28, 1916. Sarah passed away at her parents home north of Lyle, after years of ill health.
West, William Claus 02-08-1927 06-30-1942 Lyle Boy Drowns   Boy Drowns In River Tuesday (column 5)   William Claus West (Column 5)   William Claus West was born in The Dalles, Oregon on February 8, 1927 to Muriel [Staack] and James E. West. He drowned on June 30, 1942 near Lyle after an apparent diving accident while swimming with friends in the Columbia River. He was 15 years old.
[Research Resources: Goldendale Sentinel; Mt. Adams Sun; WA Death Records; Findagrave Memorial]

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