Center Cemetery
Jefferson County, Washington

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Center Cemetery Map

  Center Cemetery Records (Print Version in PDF)

PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE: Many of the grave markers in the Center Cemetery have been photographed. Photographs are available FREE by email for the listings with a “Y” in the Photo column. If you would like a copy of a photo, contact JCGS and a jpeg image will be sent to you via a reply message.

ESTABLISHED: On December 5, 1891, the Cemetery Corporation was formed by John Woolaver, Frank Rex, J.A. Rex, Ernest Synold, John Benson, George W Blake, and Thompson Montgomery.

LOCATION: From the Chimacum Post Office, go east on State Highway 19 (Rhody Drive) 0.1 miles to the intersection of Highway 19, Chimacum Road and Center Road. Turn right on Center Road, go 5.9 miles to the intersection of Center Road and Center Cemetery Road. Continue 0.1 miles straight ahead on Center Road. Center Cemetery is on your left.

OWNER: Center Cemetery Corporation (no longer active)

SEXTON RECORDS: Jefferson County Historical Society, Research Center

CONTACT PERSON: Archivist for JCHS 360-379-6673.

MAP: A map of graves is available in the box of cemetery maps in the JCGS Library.

COMPILERS: This project could not be completed without the help of many people: In 1985 Elsie Lopeman. In 2005 Jerry Hamilton, Harlean Hamilton, and Bev Brice.

 SOURCE OF INFORMATION: JCGS members compiled an index for the cemetery in 1985. This information came from a combination of walking the cemetery and funeral home records. In 1985 no distinction was made between information found in the records as opposed to seen on the walk through.  In 2005 JCGS completed an update to these records. In 2012 JCGS conducted another cemetery walk.

  • The Sexton Records were extracted and are identified in the record.
  • The cemetery was walked, making note of those with markers and any information contained on the markers was entered in the index.
  • Special note: A copy of the list from the 1998 walk through done by the Boy Scout troop # 1480 is available in the JCGS Library.
  • Digital photos of graves are available on CD in JCGS Library.
  • The current listing combines the work done in 1985, 2005 and 2012.

 As is true with all compiled records, errors may have occurred. It is suggested that you verify the information.

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File updated: 16 April 2013

Name Birth Date Death Date Marker Grave Sexton (c)remains Photo Other Info.
ANDERSON, John 10 Aug 1844 1-Nov-1920 y 29 y y
ANDERSON, John W 21-Oct-1921 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
ANDERSON, Margaret 4 Dec 1860 10 Oct 1892 y 29 y
BECKSTROM, Alfred 18-Jan-1949 y 57 y [funeral home marker indicates age 85 years]
BEELAR, Caroline 5 Nov 1890 y 31 y Aged 87 Yrs 2 Mos 12 Dys Not lost, but gone before.
BENGSTON, Lena 21 May 1867 17-Mar-1921 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
BENGTSON, Carolina 9-Feb-1905 4-Apr-1905 y 23 y Mother [companion marker with Sven J]
BENGTSON, Carrie W 9-Mar-1905 10-May-1905 y 23 y [companion marker with John David]
BENGTSON, John David 7-Mar-1905 24-May-1905 y 23 y [companion marker with Carrie W]
BENGTSON, Sven J 29-Jan-1905 30-Mar-1905 y 23 y y Father [companion marker with Carolina]
BLAKE, George 1-Aug-1922 y 19 y Farmworker from Ohio
CHAPMAN, H C 8 May 1840 19-Dec-1934 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
COLE, Althea Emogene 1 Oct 1856 12-May-1922 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
COOK, Elizabeth Anna 12 Oct 1882 11-Sep-1918 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
COOK, John Robert 16-Mar-1905 13-Apr-1905 y 26 y Beloved Son of Robert and Emma Cook
CURTIS, Adea Luella 19 Jun 1873 22-Mar-1945 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
CURTIS, Anna E 2-Sep-1906 20-Dec-1930 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
CURTIS, George 12 Feb 1854 2-Mar-1933 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
ERICKSON, Alfred 18-Jan-1949 56 age: 85 years: not found in 2012
ERICKSON, Edward 9-Feb-1905 2-Apr-1905 y 17 y
ERICKSON, Edward Gus 22-Mar-1905 1-Jun-1905 y 17 y
ERICKSON, Emma C 14-Feb-1905 8-May-1905 y 17 y
ERICKSON, Mary E 21-Mar-1905 31-Mar-1905 y 17 y
ERIKSSON, Agnes A 24 Jun 1896 19-May-1916 y 56 y Holy Bible Through all pain at times she’d smile – U.B.
ERIKSSON, Susan C 7-Feb-1905 2-May-1905 y 56 y [new marker in 2012 — old marker from Carroll’s Mortuary indicated age 83 yrs 6 mos 14 dys]
EWING, James Dec 1844 9-Dec-1934 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
FISHER, Ivy P 10-Mar-1905 10-Jun-1905 y 37 y [companion marker with James O]
FISHER, James O 21-Mar-1905 9-Jun-1905 y 37 y [companion marker with Ivy P]
HELMS, Wm E 16-Mar-1905 6-Apr-1905 y 55 y
HERRERA, Jack 28-May-1938 4-Jun-1938 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
HERRERA, Jack 2 Feb 1893 17-Mar-1945 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
HUNTINGFORD, Annie 19-Jan-1905 8-Apr-1905 y 28 y [companion marker with John]
HUNTINGFORD, Caroline 2-Mar-1905 27-May-1905 y 28 y [companion marker with John W]
HUNTINGFORD, Harry George 15 Sep 1880 15-Dec-1965 y 28 y [new stone in 2012 – 85 yrs 2 mo 2 days]
HUNTINGFORD, John 12-Jan-1905 6-Apr-1905 y 28 y y [companion marker with Annie]
HUNTINGFORD, John W 20-Feb-1905 21-Apr-1905 y 28 y [companion marker with Caroline]
HUNTINGFORD, Mary Ann 8-Feb-1900 y 28 y Who departed this life Aged 22 Years 6 Months 2 days. At Rest – Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord
JENKINS, Sadie 4 Nov 1879 9-May-1945 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
KEESLING, Harley 5 Apr 1890 1-Feb-1963 y 37 y Washington PFC Coast Artillery Corps World War I
KEESLING, Richard 6-Apr-1905 19-Apr-1905 y 37 y Son
MAHN, Edward H 14 Oct 1879 4-Jul-1941 y 44 y
MARGGRAF, y 27 y Baby
MARGGRAF, Bertha 3 Dec 1896 15-Dec-1987 y 27 y Wife [companion marker with Fred Sr]
MARGGRAF, Ertha 9-Mar-1905 21-Mar-1905 y 27 y [corner of marker broken — first name possibly Bertha]
MARGGRAF, Fred Sr 25 Nov 1889 16-Oct-1976 y 27 y Husband [companion marker with Bertha]
MARGGRAF, Julius 3-Feb-1905 25-Apr-1905 y 27 y y
MARGGRAF, Mary 28-Jan-1905 9-Apr-1905 y 27 y
MCCLAIN, Elizabeth Anna 12 Oct 1882 11-Sep-1918 y 55 y Erected by Father & Mother
MCCLAIN, Sarah J 30-Jan-1905 12-Apr-1905 y 55 y [companion marker with William H]
MCCLAIN, William H 21-Jan-1905 7-Apr-1905 y 55 y [companion marker with Sarah J]
MCELROY, Ellen 25 Apr 1856 11-Jul-1920 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
MCELROY, John 1-May-1954 28-May-1921 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
MCGUIRE, William F 9-Jan-1905 20-Mar-1905 y 15 y Purdy & Whitfield Service
MONTGOMERY, David H 20 May 1885 1-May-1914 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
MONTGOMERY, S 19-Jan-1905 3-Apr-1905 y 30 y y
PETERSON, Catherine L 20-Dec-1903 27-Dec-1917 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
PRESTWOOD, Irving [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
REX, Jacob A 23 Jul 1881 7-Aug-1928 31 y from sexton records, no marker
SYNOLD, Ernest 17-Jan-1905 8-Apr-1905 y 54 y y [Mason symbol]
SYNOLD, Mary 13-Jan-1905 3-Apr-1905 y 54 y
VINCENT, Blanch 26-Feb-1905 11-Oct-1913 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
VIRGINA, Millicy 12-Jan-1905 11-Apr-1905 y 16 y At Rest
VIRGINIA, Joseph 24 Dec 1876 4-Dec-1949 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
VIRGINIA, Silas Mar 1844 15-Apr-1920 16 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
WATMOUGH, Ida M 8 Apr 1886 27-Jan-1927 y 43 y
WEAR, Chauncey H 23-Jan-1905 8-Apr-1905 y
WEAR, Lucy 4 Jul 1850 2-Dec-1936 [from 1985 index: source of information unknown]
WENDELKEN, Fred Martin 24 Oct 1857 23-May-1939 y 24 y y
WENDELKEN, Mary Olena 7 Feb 1858 3-Apr-1936 y 24 . y
WIDMAN, Chris Wm 16-Feb-1905 27-Apr-1905 y 29 y Father
WINDELKEN, Fred Martin 1-Oct-1900 y 24 y Aged 2 Yrs 11 Mos & 4 days Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
WINDELKEN, Louis 30-May-1905 y 24 y Aged 12 Yrs 3 Mos & 24 days [companion marker with William Windelken]
WINDELKEN, William 30-May-1905 y 24 y Aged 9 Yrs 3 Mos & 9 days The fairest flowers we fondly love. How soon they fade and die. [companion marker with Louis Windelken]
WOOLAVER, John M 9 Jan 1851 3-Feb-1923 y 57 y y
YOUNGS, Clark J 9 Jun 1887 5-Dec-1960 y 25 y [companion marker with Leta C]
YOUNGS, James W 5-Oct-1938 14-Jan-1947 y 25 y Our Beloved [companion marker with Lewis C]
YOUNGS, Leta C 10-Feb-1900 21-Jan-1987 y 25 y [companion marker with Clark J]
YOUNGS, Lewis C 3-Sep-1935 14-Jan-1947 y 25 y Our Beloved [companion marker with James W]

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