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The County Farm Cemetery Book

This new book is available only from Rose Marie (Chenette) Harshman of CCGS.

This ambitious book about the County Farm Cemetery, which was also known as the Poor Farm Cemetery and Marble Mount Cemetery, covers the deaths and burials (and in some cases, the lives) of nearly 200 people. Many of these people were buried and left unknown and forgotten for many decades in unmarked graves on a windswept hillside in the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver, Washington.

Rose Marie (Chenette) Harshman, Kitty R. (Hilton) Oman and Mary (Fitz) Snell each spent hundreds of hours going over microfilm at the LDS Family History Center at 18300 NE 18th Street in Vancouver and studying funeral home records to compile this book. They also went through years of old Vancouver newspapers which are on microfilm at the local Fort Vancouver Regional Library.

The earliest burials found were in 1913 and they continued through 1937. Only two markers remained.

The book contains some photos, family charts and all the information which could be gleaned from various sources about each person. The 194 pages contain an all name index which will be of great help in locating individual names in the book. It has a paper cover and comb binding. Copyrighted in 2001, it retails for $15.00 plus $4.00 for postage and handling.

The book is available by sending a check for $19.00 payable to Rose Marie Harshman at the address below.

County Farm Cemetery Book
2818 NE Littler Way
Vancouver, WA 98662-7134

You can reach Rose Marie Harshman by e-mail at
chenette at pacifier.com

Last modified on Monday, August 13, 2007