|Birth: ||May 29, 1856|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1943|
This person's name is on a plaque placed in the Cemetery (which is one of the pictures to the right) that has over 500 names listed on it. I have taken pictures of this plaque in sections so as to make the names visible. I then cropped sections with up to 5 names at time on them.
The other names with this section are:
These people were buried at the Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery between 1939 and 1952.
(Note: The following was a letter posted in the cemetery on their kiosk)
To find out information about a deceased relative who had been a patient at Western State Hospital and you have an interest in obtaining old medical records:
There are laws that must be followed in order concerning the release of the medical records.
You will need to obtain and complete a consent form and have it signed by the oldest living relative.
That person also has to have documentation proving they are related to the patient such as birth/death certificates, obituaries, etc.
A death certificate may be needed to prove they are deceased, but if the relative died at Western State Hospital, that will not be needed that unless it helps prove relationship.
Send the completed information to Lisa Evans at the address below and we will do a search.
The records are on microfilm and will then be mailed to the requestor. This may take up to 3 or 4 weeks depending on how long it takes to find the records.
Contact Lisa if you have any questions. Thanks.
Lisa M. Evans, RHIT
Western State Hospital
Medical Record Dept.
9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Tacoma, WA 98498-7213
Ph: 253 -761-7549
(Note: The following was on a monument at the front of the cemetery)
Western State Hospital Historical Cemetery 1876 – 1953
Over 3,200 psychiatric patients from Western State Hospital were buried here from 1876 to 1953. Since then, burial has been elsewhere. The graves are marked with numbers for privacy reasons and the stigma of mental illness. These people worked on the award winning hospital farm and in other hospital areas and called the hospital "home." They were mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, children and many were veterans.
May they rest in peace, with dignity and respect.
Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Washington State Death Records
Name: Abbie Baker
Date Of Death: 3 Feb 1943
Father Name: A. Britten
Mother Name: Julia
Death Place: Fort Steilacoom, Pierce, Washington
Mother Name: Julia
Spouse Name: William C.
Note: Additional information and corrections by JD 11/2012
Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery
Plot: Grave 2713 Can 577
Created by: Robbyn
Record added: Sep 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15660314
Added: Nov. 16, 2008
Added: Sep. 7, 2006