(Note: This is the W.R. Whitson family that I found in Klickitat County. I do not know if it is the W.R. Whitson buried in this cemetery Ellen Rowley)

W R Whitson

There is a W R Whitson family who is listed in the 1887, 1889 & 1892 WA State & Territorial Censuses.

1887 Census:
Whitson Age State Born
W.R.  67  Kentucky  
Mary   58   New York  
Jeff   12   Wisconsin  

1889 Census:
Whitson Age State Born
W.R.  73   Kentucky  
Mary   60   New York  
LJ   22   Wisconsin  
WW   18   Wisconsin  
Mary   21   Wisconsin  

1892 Census:
Whitson Age State Born
W 71   Kentucky  
Mary   67   New York  

In the 1900 census, there is a Mary Whitson, age 70, born in August of 1829 in NY living with a Mary C. Fry (her daughter) who is 32, and born in Wisconsin. I believe that this is likely the same family. Mary Fry is widowed. There was a John Fry who drowned in the Klickitat River on June 26, 1899, and I think this is his widow.   Mary and Mary end up going to Nez Perce, Idaho