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Martha Yakima Aleck
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Birth: 1856
Washington, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1937
Hood River County
Oregon, USA

Native American of the Yakima tribe, daughter of a Yakima chieftain. She does appear in places with the maiden name of Yakima.

She said she was born in 1856 and was about 16 when she saw General Grant travel through Hood River to The Dalles.

Her husband was Joe Aleck another Native American from the Columbia River region.

Martha had three known childrn: George, Virginia and Fred. She was a very loving mother and when she lost all three to drowning in the Columbia River, Fred and Virginia as children and George as an adult she made certain they all have burials in this cemetery.

She was a good friend to Tswatha/Ellen Chenowith Underwood, who resided on the Washington side of the Columbia. Ellen was the daughter of Chief Chenoweth. They went back and forth across the river frequently to see each other.

Martha was a very hard working woman, doing washing and ironing for some of the white people in the Hood River area. She also was known to pick straweberries. She made lovely woven baskets which no doubt she sold some to help provide for herself and her family. 
Family links: 
  Joe Aleck (1814 - 1914)
  Fred Aleck (____ - 1891)*
  George Aleck*
  Virginia Aleck (1886 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA
Created by: charlott jones
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84451236
Martha <i>Yakima</i> Aleck
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True woman of the Columbia River Gorge. Loving in peace.
- charlott jones
 Added: Feb. 4, 2012

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