Jefferson County, Washington
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OWNER: Center Cemetery Corporation (no longer active)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.
For additional 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 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|
|MAHN, Edward H||14 Oct 1879||4-Jul-1941||y||44||y|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|