White Salmon IOOF Cemetery
(also known as West Klickitat District 01 Cemetery)

Name Birth Death Memo
Akin, Irvin(g) Grant 01-11-1893 04-12-1922 Military Honors Given Remains (Research & Link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Irving Grant Akin was born on January 11, 1893 in Boyceville, Dunn, Wisconsin to Hettie Ann [Sly] and Grant Akin. The Akin family came to Klickitat County while Irving was still a young boy. He married Lottie Iris Rhines in Vancouver, Clark, WA on November 8, 1913. Irving served in the US Army from August 1918 to January 1919 where his health was compromised by the training camps, and he never recovered from the effects. He died at the age of 27 on April 12, 1922 in Coachella, Riverside County, California. [According to Jeffrey Elmer's Research linked above] The Coachella Valley Submarine, Friday, April 21: "Akin was in the service during the late war and sacrificed his life as truly as if he had fallen on the battlefield." (Irving's widow Lottie was remarried to Orval W. Zumwalt in 1923. She is buried in the Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, WA, and is listed on this page in the "Out of Area" burials.)]   [Researcher Sources: Newspapers as linked above by Jeffrey Elmer; Ancestry.com (WWI Draft Registration; WWI Civilian Draft Registrations; 1900, 1910, 1920 US Censuses; CA Death Index; WA State Certificate of Marriage, County of Clark; Wisconsin Births 1820-1907; Wisconsin Births & Christenings Index 1826-1908) -- *Note: Almost all documents cited his name as Irving Akin, which is how he signed it on his WWI Draft Registration.]
Anderson, James Clair 11-11-1903 06-05-1938 Man Dies While Pinned   County Tabulates 6th Traffic Death (column 7)   James Anderson was born on November 11, 1903 to Rosella Maud [Wolfe] and Charles Adams. . James was killed in automobile accident on the Glenwood Road (near Husum, Klickitat, WA) on June 5, 1938. He had married only a week before the accident; however, his bride Sylvia survived the accident, along with two other passengers.
Breedlove, Velma Lucille [Dickerson] 06-22-1922 06-05-1942 Obituary   Findagrave Memorial   Velma Lucille Dickerson Breedlove Called (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Velma Lucille [Dickerson] Breedlove was born in Goldendale on June 22, 1922 to Myrtle [Clarence] and John Lester Dickerson. She married Ernest Eugene Breedlove on August 27, 1942 in Underwood, Skamania County, WA (Klickitat County Certificate). Velma passed away at the age of 19 at her parents' home in White Salmon on June 5, 1942.
[Research Resources: The Goldendale Sentinel; The Enterprise; Findagrave Memorial; WA Marriage & Death Records; 1930 & 1940 US Censuses]
Brown, Robert Dyer 04-05-1924 06-06-1944 Paratrooper Brown Killed in France on Invasion Day (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Funeral Set For War Dead, Home From Overseas (Column 6)   Private Robert Dyer Brown was born on April 5, 1924 to Dr. and Mrs. Dyer W. Brown. He was killed on June 6, 1944 - "D" Day in Normandy, France as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. This Klickitat County hero's remains were repatriated home to White Salmon in 1948, and he was buried on May 14, 1948.
Childs, Ralph Irving "Jim" March 1899 03-28-1935 The death of Ralph I. Childs (column 4)   Parents: Mary [Evans] and Frank Olmstead Childs
Comstock, *Harriett Elizabeth 10-13-1836 09-13-1928 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parrot motored to White Salmon (column 1)   Harriett Elizabeth [Baker] Comstock was born on October 13, 1838 in Cordova, Illinois. Her father's name was Thomas Baker. She married David Gordon Comstock on November 19, 1855 in Rock Island County, Illinois. She settled in Klickitat County in 1908 with her daughter Mrs. Henrietta Cole. Harriett died at 91 years of age on September 13, 1928 in Klickitat County. [Researcher Sources: (Ancestry.com: Illinois Marriages 1851-1900; 1880, 1900, 1920 US Censuses; WA Select Death Certificate) - (Note: Family trees on ancestry.com credit Catherine Yaple as Harriett's mother; however, this should be taken as a research tool, and not a determination of authenticity. Further information on this family can be found in the book "A history and genealogy of the Comstock family in America" which is available on ancestry.com. *Name Discrepancy: Jeffrey Elmer's West Klickitat Cemetery listing shows a "Henrietta Comstock" who was born and died on the same dates as Harriett Comstock. There are multiple records that show her name to be Harriett, however. At the time of Harriett's death, she was living with her daughter Henrietta Cole, which may account for what I believe is a misnomer.]
Current, Roland Carol 07-06-1925 04-24-1938 Flying Disc is Fatal to Local Boy Sunday (column 1)   Heights Residents Mourn Youth's Death (column 7)   News Reports of Death (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Roland was born on July 6, 1925 in Sand Point, Idaho to Phyllis Marie [Vinton] and Paul Lincoln Current. He was killed instantly by an accident with a home made woodsaw.
Garrett, Virginia Lucille 12-15-1924 12-09-1938 Klickitat Girl, 13 Dies on Playfield (column 2)   Virginia Garrett, thirteen year old (column 5)   Virginia was born December 15, 1924 to Hazel Opal [Barnes] and Henry Garrett in Klickitat County. Opal died suddenly just before her 14th birthday on the playfield in Klickitat.   [Researcher Note: Virginia's mother Opal Hazel [Barnes] first married Virginia's father Henry Garrett on February 19, 1924 in Skamania County. She was remarried first to Frederick William Green on March 9, 1936 in Yakima County, and then later to Harry Miller on November 23, 1946 in Skamania County. Opal is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Centralia, WA.]
Garrett, Warren 03-27-1898 02-13-1948 Rites Held for Warren Garrett, Husum Logger (column 3)   Warren A. Garrett was born March 27, 1898 in Brownville, Oregon to Amy Frances [Anderson] and Thomas J. Garrett. His wife's name was Mary and their children included daughters Frances, Catherine, Margie, as well as his two sons, Tommy and John. Warren was a logger in the Husum area.   Warren passed away February 13, 1948 in Husum, Klickitat, WA as a result of a heart attack.
Groshong, Abrem B. (Abraham Benjamen) 02-08-1863 01-28-1949 Obituary (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Judge Abrem B. Groshong was born February 8, 1863 in Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Malinda [Miller] and Peter Groshong. He married Kate M [Johnson/Johnston] on November 26, 1886 in Yakima. The Groshong's had twins, Mable Clara and Lloyd Clarence. Kate passed away on February 21, 1896 in White Salmon when their twins were only 3 years old. She was buried in the White Salmon Pioneer Cemetery. Abe remarried on December 20, 1910 to Maggie [Zimmerman] Gilroy. Abe was a Justice of the Peace in White Salmon, and was known in the community as "Judge." Abe passed away on January 28, 1949. in White Salmon.
Hall, Bert Preston 12-05-1879 03-31-1935 Bert Hall (column 5)   Parents: Emma [Stevens] and Martin Hall.   Spouse: Emma [Thomason]   Bert was killed in an auto accident near Underwood, WA at the age of 55.
Hinshaw, Lucinda Jane 01-29-1861 12-04-1935 Lucinda Jane Hinshaw (column 5)   She was born on January 29, 1861 to Rev. and Mrs. John Wesley Short in Marian County, Oregon. She married Tunis T. Hinshaw on October 31, 1883. Died in White Salmon at home.
Howland, Marvin Wyatt 11-11-1876 05-27-1938 Obituary (link by Jeffrey Elmer)   Marvin was born in Belmond, Iowa on November 11, 1876 to Sarah Lavina [Wyatt] and Elisha Andre Howland. (E.A. Howland was a State Senator for 3 years in Iowa.) Marvin married Grace May [Waite] in February 1907 in Waukegan, Illinois. Marvin passed away May 27, 1938 in hospital in The Dalles, Oregon.
Jaksha, Cecil Christopher 02-01-1921 07-29-2007 Obituary   Cecil Christopher Jaksha was born to Rosa Lena [Schantin] and Joseph M. Jaksha on Feb. 1, 1921 in Wrentham, Oregon (east of The Dalles). In 1931, Cecil moved to Klickitat County, and he lived in Dallesport, Blockhouse, Burdoin Mountain and finally White Salmon. He served in the U.S. Army Corps during WWII as a cook and warehouse attendant. After the war, Cecil became the first licensed butter maker in Washington state while he worked for Mt. Adams Creamery. He married Rose Anne [Quackenbush] on February 1, 1958 in White Salmon, Klickitat County, WA(Skamania County (Certificate). He was active in the community, serving in many prestigious local positions. He was the White Salmon Santa Claus and Easter Bunny for 15 years. Cecil passed away at home in White Salmon on July 29, 2007. (Cremation)
[Researcher Sources: Obituary; Findagrave Memorial; WA Marriage Records; Death Certificate]
Jensvold, Gertrude Ruth 08-27-1895 04-11-1938 Director Dies (column 5)   Mrs. Jensvold Passes Away (column 2)   Gertrude [Keeney] was born on August 27, 1895 in Trent, Oregon to Rebecca and William Keeney. She first married Marion E. Fraley. She married Charles A. Jensvold on December 22, 1922 in Clark County, WA. Gertrude passed away in Hood River following surgery.
Jernigan, James Thomas 04-11-1850 05-18-1918 Watchman Dies on Duty   (Accidental gunshot)
Jewett, Jennie 01-16-1849 06-19-1928 Mrs. A. H. Jewett (column 3)   Parents: Mary Jane [Spencer] and Charles Waters. Spouse: A. Harry Jewett.
Lamping, Matthew James 11-27-1976 12-06-1976 Obituary   Findagrave Memorial   Matthew Lamping was born on November 27, 1976 to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lamping. Baby Matthew passed away on December 6, 1976. His siblings at the time were Johnathan and Melinda.   Gravestone Inscription: "Son Grandson"
Larsen, Christian Edward 07-25-1861 07-11-1948 Rites Conducted for C.E. Larsen at White Salmon (column 1)   Christian Edward Larsen was born on July 25, 1861 in Norman to Martha [Halversen] and Lars Iverson Larsen. He was married to Maren Annette [Dahl] in 1893 in Multnomah County, Oregon. Christian was involved in many endeavours from private banking to real estate, shoemaking and fruit farming. Christian passed away on July 11, 1948 in White Salmon, WA.
Lauterbach, John August 01-09-1886 12-16-1964 Obituary   John August Lauterbach was born on January 9, 1886 in Rosebud, Falls, Texas to Wilhemina [Hillje] and Rudolf Lauterbach. He married Ruby Pearl Barnhart on November 12, 1916 in White Salmon, WA. John passed away on December 16, 1964 in White Salmon
[Research Resources: 1900, 1910, 1930, 1930 US Censuses; WWI & WWII Draft Registrations, WA Marriage Records; Soc Sec Death Index; Findagrave Memorial]
Leaton, Mabel Ethel [Heyting] 11-04-1886 11-15-1964 Obituary   Mabel [Heyting] Leaton was born November 4, 1886 (one of the early births) in the Gilmer Valley in Klickitat County, WA to Mary and Rudolph Heyting. She married James L. Leaton on August 11, 1907 at Gilmer, Klickitat County, WA. The Leaton family's children included William, Lester, Floyd, Mary and Esther. By the 1930 Census, Mabel was widowed. Mabel passed away on November 15, 1964 in the hospital in White Salmon, Klickitat, WA.
[Research Resources: Goldendale Sentinel Obituary; Findagrave Memorial; 1900, 1910, US Censuses; 1887 WA State & Territorial Census; WA Marriage Records]
Lynch, Dennis Edward 09-25-1863 09-04-1938 Man Dies (column 7)   Obituary of Dennis Edward Lynch (column 4)   Dennis Edward Lynch was born in Chatfield, Minnesota on September 25, 1863 to Elizabeth [Rice] and William Lynch. He married Beatrice [Eddy] on May 20, 1908, and they had seven children together. Dennis Edward died on September 4, 1938 in Medical Lake, Spokane, WA.
Mansfield, Robert Eskine "Bob" 03-01-1914 11-19-1948 Bingen Merchant Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack (column 5)   Private Funeral is Held for Robert Mansfield (column 3)   Robert Eskine Mansfield was born March 1, 1914 to Mary [Dunn] and Charles Mansfield. He married Margaret [Ramharter] in Chelan, WA on April 10, 1937. He was an active participant in civic activities in the community and was the owner of the Highway Hardware Company. Bob passed away at home with a heart attack on November 19, 1934 at the age of 34 in White Salmon, Klickitat, WA.
Markgraf, Carl 1907 12-11-1928 Will Markgraf and family went to White Salmon (column 1)   Carl died in Lane County, Oregon.
Marlow, Sylvia Lydia [Lemponen] 02-09-1907 05-20-1990 Sylvia Lydia [Lemponen] Marlow was born February 9, 1907 in Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin to Lydia [Hamari?] and Matt William Lemponen. She married Victor Marlow about 1924. By 1930, the Marlow family was living in the town of Klickitat with their two small children. They would have seven children including Evelyn "June"; Victor who died in 1931 at the age of 6. and Phyllis. Victor died in 1978. Sylvia passed away on May 20, 1990 in Klickitat County at the age of 83. Note: their daughter Phyllis [Marlow] Ackley died in 1966 and is buried in the Mtn View IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale.
[Researcher Sources: Wisconsin Births and Christenings Index; Wisconsin Birth Index; Soc Sec Applic & Claims Index; 1910, 1930 & 1940 US Censuses; WA Death Records]
Marlow, Victor 02-22-1900 09-26-1978 Victor Marlow was born on February 22, 1900 in Red Cliff, Bayfield, Wisconsin. His parents were Obline or Obeline [Minor/Minear] and Julius Joseph Marlow. He served in the US Navy. Victor married Sylvia [Lemponen] about 1924. By 1930, the Marlow family was living in the town of Klickitat with their two small children. They would have seven children including Evelyn "June"; Victor who died in 1931 at the age of 6. and Phyllis. Victor passed away on September 26, 1978 in Multnomah County, Oregon. Note: their daughter Phyllis [Marlow] Ackley died in 1966 and is buried in the Mtn View IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale.
[Researcher Sources: Wisconsin Births and Christenings Index; Wisconsin Birth Index; 1900 & 1940 US Censuses; Oregon Death Index; Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Index. Daughter Evelyn's Marriage Record for Sylvia's maiden name]
Mathews, George B 1835 04-13-1928 George B. Mathews (column 3)  
McCormick, William Joseph 12-28-1903 04-24-1948 Deputy Dies As Car Goes Into Lake (Column 4)   Obituaries: William J. McCormick (Column 7)   William Joseph McCormick was born on December 28, 1903 in Cle Elum, WA to Matilda and Humes MCCormick. He was married on April 5, 1939 in Klickitat County to Mrs Pearl [Melson]. (Her first husband was Charles E. Evans). After retiring as a stand out rodeo performer, William went into law enforcement. He was the former Chief of Police in White Salmon and at the time of his death was a Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff. He was killed in his car when it went off the road and plunged into Locke Lake near Bingen, dying nearly instantly from severe head injuries.
McCoy, Alice 11-07-1897 01-17-1928 The death of Mrs. Harry McCoy (column 1)   Parents: Anna [Peterson] and Anders Highland.   Spouse: Harry McCoy
McCoy, John Clinton 06-26-1893 12-01-1938 McCoy Found Dead Here (column 3)   600 Attend McCoy Rites Held Sunday (column 2)   John Clinton McCoy was born June 26, 1893 in White Salmon, Klickitat, WA to Victoria [Wood] and William McCoy, early Klickitat County settlers. He married Elsie C. and was in the insurance business. John died on December 1, 1938 at the age of 45 in White Salmon, Klickitat, WA of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
Thomas, Dewey Otho 05-14-1899 09-23-1938 D.O. Thomas passed (column 3)   Findagrave Memorial with obituary   Dewey O. Thomas was born Mary 14, 1898 in White Salmon to Alice [Wyram] and George Thomas. He married Evelyn [Briggs] in 1935. He was the business manager of Klickitat, along with owning and operating the Red & White store in Klickitat. Dewey died at the age of 39 in Klickitat, Klickitat, WA.   [Researcher Note: Dewey's gravestone is etched with the birth year 1898; however, his WWI Draft Registration and the 1900 US census supports the 1899 year of birth]
Williamson, Leilan "Lee" Harrison 1923 01-07-1948 Floods Subside After Taking One Life (column 4)   Lee Williamson Loses Life When Bridge Gives Way (column 3)   Couple Married in Sunday Evening Service (column 1)   Leilan "Lee" Harrison Williamson was born in Oregon in 1923 to Effie May [See] and Oscar J. Williamson. He married Emma J [Harth] on March 4, 1945 in Skamania County, WA. Leilan was killed on January 7, 1948 near Kusum, Klickitat, WA when he drowned in Rattlesnake Creek when a bridge collapsed, plunging the caterpillar tractor he was on into the flood waters below.
Wood, Elizabeth 10-17-1835 02-04-1920 Clint McCoy was called... (Column 2)   Nathon M. Wood Biography (see page 521)   Findagrave Memorial   Elizabeth [Sheckells] Walker was born in Indiana on October 17, 1835 to Elizabeth [Walker] and Silas Sheckel(l)s She was married to Nathan Mitchell Wood on April 5, 1855 in Crawford County, Indiana. Elizabeth passed away on February 4, 1920 in White Salmon, Klickitat, WA of the influenza.   Bio Info (see 3rd paragraph, 3rd sentence for biographical information of the Nathan Wood family); Please note that there appears to be an error on the WA Death record, with Elizabeth's husband's name mistakenly written as her Father. Additional Researcher Resources: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 US Censuses]
Ziegler, Mary 1903 12-30-1925 Young Woman is Killed by Auto  
Zimmerman, Reuben Christopher 04-11-1900 04-27-1928 Murder and Suicide at White Salmon   Reuben (also spelled Ruben) murdered Donna [Munro] Nutter and then committed suicide. He died in Hood River.  

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