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Simmons Cemetery
Yakima County
Washington  USA

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An abandoned cemetery, location unknown, but believed to have been in the vicinity of 6th and Fruitvale Aves, Yakima. All bodies moved to Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Jan. 1901 and so recorded as in Tahoma Cemetery with suitable notation. Rec. pub. YVGS Bull. 1:16 (1969)

Capt. James T. Simmons settled in the vicinity of the present intersection of 6th Avenue and Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, Washington prior to 1867. At that time he, Mr. Vaughan, and others built a canal, the ancestor of the present Union Canal. Capt. Simmons' homestead claim was completed January 15, 1878 under Certificate No. 240 of the Walla Walla Land Office.

During the work of the Yakima Valley Genealogy Society on the records of Tahoma Cemetery, they found the following record:

"During the month of January 1901 the following 32 bodies were removed from the Simmons graveyard to Tahoma Cemetery and buried in the IOOF Section except where noted."

No indication of plot number was found in the cemetery record for over half of these graves nor were they marked on gravestones. The Society was not able to learn much about Capt. Simmons or about most of the persons whose bodies were moved. Please note that the actual list only accounts for 31 bodies. This information was published in the Yakima Valley Genealogy Society Bulletin. Permission for the use of that published information was granted
by YVGS on November 6, 1999.
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