Cleveland Cemetery

The following is a list of obituaries that have been submitted or found for people buried in Cleveland Cemetery.
For a much more extensive list of those buried in this cemetery, please go to the surname links.

Name Birth Death Memo
Bailey, Lyman J about 1832 12-02-1899 Gravestone (photo by Pat Ramsey, USGENWEB)   Lyman J. Bailey was born about 1832 in New Hampshire. He crossed the plains to settle in Oregon in the 1850's and married Mary Helen Graham on December 6, 1869 in Wasco County, Oregon. The Bailey family made the Bickleton area their home in 1872. Lyman passed away on December 2, 1899. His wife Mary died in 1908 and is buried beside him.
[Research Resources: Samuel Sinclair Biography (son-in-law); Western States Marriage Records; 1870, 1880 US Censuses. **NOTE: Records reflect his birth in New Hampshire and in Massachussets, but the gravestone is etched with New Hampshire.]
Bailey, Mary Helen 01-31-1850 10-12-1908 Gravestone   Gravestone Closeup   Obituary (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Mary Helen [Graham] Bailey was born on January 31, 1850 to Harriet [Duncan] and William Graham in Holt County, Missouri. The Graham family settled in Oregon in 1859. She married Lyman Bailey married on December 6, 1869 in Wasco County, Oregon. The Bailey family made the Bickleton area their home in 1872. Lyman died in 1899. Mary passed away on October 12, 1908 at the age of 58 in Klickitat County.
[Research Resources: Samuel Sinclair Biography (son-in-law); 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 & 1900 US Census; Early Oregonian Search]
Beck, Charles Marion 08-31-1852 10-24-1925 C.M. Beck   Findagrave Memorial with Obituary   Spouse: Etta Johnson. Charles died at Ione, Oregon
Billington, Frederick Charles 10-29-1869 04-13-1948 County Pioneer Dies in Grandview (column 5)   Frederick Billington (column 1)   Frederick Charles Billington was born on October 29, 1869 in Wisconsin to Louise [Roberts] and Charles S. Billington. The Billington family came west while he was a young boy, and they moved to the Dot and Cleveland area. In 1907 he moved to Mabton. Fred was married to Jennie Sinclair on March 31, 1888 in Klickitat County. Jennie died of heart failure in 1926. Frederick died at home in Grandview on APril 13, 1948.
Churchill, John Quincy 10-23-1858 04-15-1928 Alderdale: J.Q. Churchill passed away (column 1)   Bickleton: John Quincy Churchill (column 2)   Spouse: Ida Laura Pocock
Counts, Georgia 03-27-1878 05-31-1925 Obituary   Nee: Parker. Spouse: Mortimer Counts
Dunn, John Lucas (Pvt) 02-15-1825 09-15-1914 Findagrave Biography   Pvt John Lucas Dunn was born on the 25th of February 1825 in Lancaster, Massachusetts to Lucas and Mary Elliot Dunn. Pvt Dunn served in the Civil War as a Union soldier. He died on September 15, 1914. Pvt Dunn is buried in the Cleveland Cemetery in Lot 117.
(Information for John Dunn was gleaned from a much more extensive obituary on findagrave)
Duvall, Karl about 1859 05-04-1928 Bickleton: Karl Duvall   Karl was born in West Virginia. Spouse: Sarah
Glasco, Robert Lee 05-22-1895 08-18-1948 Rites Held at Bickleton for Robert L. Glasco (column 4)   Obituary: Robert L. Glasco (column 4)   Robert Lee Glasco was born on May 22, 1895 in Rock Bluff, Nebraska to Ella [Arnett] and Leroy Glasco. As a child, his father brought Robert and his sister to Washington to settle in Juniper Canyon. Robert served in WWI in the US Marine Corps (6th Division) with most of his time in France. He married Elizabeth [Seely] in on November 26, 1919 in Goldendale. They had four sons together; however, all four died as infants. During WWII, Robert worked in the Portland shipyards, and at the end of the war moved to Bickleton. Robert passed away on August 18, 1948. in Portland at the Veterans Hospital   [Researcher Sources: (Soc Sec Applications and Claim Index; WWI Draft Registration; 1910, 1920, 1930 & 1940 US Censuses)]
Hackley, Sophia Wilhilmina [VanGorkham] 1827 10-15-1887 Departed this life...   Sophia Wilhilmina [VanGorkham] Hackley was born in 1827 in Holland. She married DeWitt Clinton Hackley on February 11, 1850 in Marion County, Iowa. By the 1860 census, the Hackley family was living in California, where they remained until after the 1880 census. They were noted again in the Washington State Census in 1885 in Klickitat County. Sophia passed away on October 15, 1887 near Arlington, Klickitat County of scarlet fever. Her husband Dewitt eventually returned to California where he died in 1912. He is buried in the Ukiah Cemetery in Ukiah, California.
[Research Resources: Goldendale Sentinel; Iowa Select Marriages Index; 1885 & 1887 WA State & Territorial Censuses; 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 US Censuses]
Koenen, Donald Eugene 07-13-1948 01-28-1999 Gravestone   Donald Eugene Koenen was born July 13, 1948 in Sunnyside, Washington. He died on January 28, 1999 in King County, Washington.
[Research Resources: US Soc Sec Applications & Claims (birthplace & middle name; Soc Sec Death Index; WA State Death Records (WA State Archives)]
Lund, John F. 08-14-1842 06-06-1918 Two Prominent Men Killed By RR Train   Findagrave Memorial & Obituary  
Mason, Amanda 08-08-1806 08-06-1889 Died--in Cleveland (See under "Clippings of the Past")   Amanda [Harroun] Mason was born on August 8, 1806 in Vermont to Hulda [Gale] and Joseph Elliott Harroun. She married Jacob Mason in Pennsylvania. By 1880, Amanda was living in Klickitat County with her son George W Mason and family.   [Researcher Sources: (1860, 1870, 1880 US Censuses; 1887 WA State & Territorial Census; "The history of the Harroun Family in America") Findagrave Memorial; WA State Digital Archives (Son George's Death Records); USGenWeb photo of gravestone; Dates etched on gravestone; Her son Edgar E. Mason's biography (link provided by Jeffrey Elmer). -- Researcher Discrepancy Note: The newspaper cited Amanda's death as July 26, 1889; Her son's biography listed it as 1895. However -- Amanda's gravestone is etched with the date of August 6, 1889. We have left the date as the 6th of August to be consistent with her gravestone; however, believe that it is more likely that Amanda died in July because the newspaper clipping was from August 1, 1889.]
Mason, Marvin 10-07-1885 06-16-1918 Two Prominent Men Killed By RR Train   Obituary  
Noblet, William B June 1828 07-30-1896 Mr. Noblet, who had been sick for some time (column 2)   Klickitat County Death/Birth Records 1891-1907   William B. Noblett was born in Tennessee to Elizabeth [Cayse?] and Thomas Noblett. His occupation was as a carpenter. William died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 30, 1896.
Powers, Clarence M 06-10-1878 Clarence Powers a former pioneer (column 5)   Clarence M. Powers was born in June 1878 in Oregon. He married Emma M. Lund on October 8, 1905 in Klickitat County. Clarence passed away on November 18, 1938 in Portland, Oregon (Oregon Death Index).   [Researcher Note: No other cemetery listing cites Clarence's grave at this cemetery. His name is being listed here, since the newspaper cited his burial as here; however, we do not have any other empirical evidence. Clarence's WWI Draft Registration has his middle name spelled "Marrian."]
Powers, Emma Marie 09-02-1884 08-24-1917 Emma Lund Powers (link provided by Jeffrey Elmer)   Emma [Lund] Powers was born on September 2, 1884 to Annie [Anderson] and John Lund. Emma married Clarence M. Powers on October 8, 1905 in Klickitat County. They had three children: Lowell, Verle and Neva. Emma passed away in Dot, Klickitat, WA at the age of 32 on August 24, 1917 from complications of diabetes.
Powers, Simeon M. 02-02-1873 10-26-1889 From Dr. Blair (See under "Clippings of the Past")   Simeon M. Powers was born February 2, 1873 to Louise Jane [Woods] and Francis Marion Powers. He died at almost 17 years of age on October 26, 1889 near Dot, Klickitat, WA.   [Researcher Note: His parents Francis Marion and Louise Jane [Woods] Powers are also buried in this cemetery]
Rasmusson, Emelia [Nelson] 05-12-1862 09-20-1948 Mrs. Rasmusson, Pioneer, Passes After Long Illness (column 6)   Obituary: Mrs. Emilia Rasmusson (column 5)   Emelia (or Emily) Nelson (Nilson?) was born on May 12, 1862 in Sweden. She immigrated to the United States in 1886 to reunite with her fiance, Olaf John Rasmusson. She married John W. Rasmusson on October 7, 1886 in Dot, Klickitat, WA where they ran a farm until John passed away in 1928. They had nine children altogether. Known as "Grandma" in the community, Emelia passed away on September 20, 1948 at Goldendale General Hospital.
Rasmusson, Olaf John W 01-04-1860 11-12-1928 The death of John Rasmusson (column 6)   Obituary   John was born in Sweden. Spouse: Emelia Nilson. John immigrated to the US at age 17. Klickitat Pioneer 1884.   [Researcher Note: WA Death Records cite his name as "Olaf Johan Wethelsn Rasmussen." It also lists his mother's name as Carrie Blumberg.]
Ricketts, Elizabeth 07-20-1828 04-18-1899 Gravestone   Gravestone 2   Elizabeth [Huffman/Hoffman] Ricketts was born July 20, 1828 to Elizabeth [Dunkin] and A.H. Huffman in Clay County, Missouri. She married William Ricketts on July 5, 1842 in Clay County, Missouri. Elizabeth died on April 18, 1899 at the age of 70 in Cleveland, WA of dropsy.
[Research Resources: Missouri Marriages to 1850; 1860 & 1870 US Censuses; KC WA Death & Birth Records (Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer).   Note: If you look at the Illustrated History of KC County, you will find Roland L. Ricketts and additional information about his mother Elizabeth (page 503). This record has some concerns. The text copy cites Elizabeth's death as 1889, while the pdf version of the original sets it as 1889. Since she was 70 when she died, and other records specify 1899, along with her gravestone etched with 1899, I believe that the year of 1899 is the correct date of death.
Ricketts, William 1845 01-30-1902 Gravestone   Gravestone 2   William Ricketts was born in 1845 in Missouri to Elizabeth Huffman (Hoffman) and William Ricketts. He passed away at the age of 56 on January 30, 1902.
[Research Resources: 1860 & 1870 US Census. Note: In the 1900 census there is a Teeter W. Ricketts who was born in August 1845 in Missouri whose father was born in Maryland and mother in Missouri. He was living with his brother Roland L. Ricketts in Cleveland, WA. It is my belief that this is this William Ricketts.]
Stewart, Clay Monroe 1851 01-24-1920 Obituary: C.M. Stewart (Column 1)   C lay Monroe Stewart was born in 1851 in Iowa. He married Miss Emma Farrar in Davis County, Iowa and they had two children, Clara and William. William died in 1915. He subsequently married Miss Grace B. Collins on March 22, 1888. They had five children. The Stewart family moved to Klickitat County in 1892, where Clay was known as an important "sheep man and farmer." He passed away on January 24, 1920 at the Tower Sanitarium in Portland, Oregon following a cerebral thrombosis. [See Oregon Death Index for the date of his death, which differs from newspaper report.]
Stewart, Jay Bryan 07-11-1896 10-17-1928 J Byron Stewart (column 4)   Born in Dot, WA.   [Researcher Note: The newspaper and the Oregon Death Records cite his middle name as Bryon; however, on his US WWI Draft Registration, he clearly signed his name as Jay Bryan Stewart.]
Ward, Christopher Alfred (III) 05-09-1908 11-20-1910 Gravestone   Cleveland Cemetery (Work & Link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Christopher Alfred Ward III was born on May 9, 1908 at home near Cleveland to Sarah Harriet "Bird" [Bailey] and Christopher Ward II. He passed away on November 20, 1910 at home near Cleveland.
[Research Resources: 1910 US Census; Jeffrey Elmer Cleveland Cemetery Page; Findagrave Memorial]
Woods, Lillian Rosannah [Johnson]) 07-25-1883 09-30-1904 Gravestone   Findagrave Memorial   Lillian Rosannah [Johnson] Woods was born July 25, 1883 to Josephine [Beck] and Joel F. Johnson. She married Ellis Leroy Woods on January 3, 1904 in Klickitat County. Lillian passed away on September 30, 1904.
[Researcher Sources: Dates are according to the gravestone etching; Husband Ellis' obituary]

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