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 Charles Aho

Charles Aho

Death 15 Nov 1943 (aged 72)
Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Plot Grave 2715 Can 613
Memorial ID 15648125 · View Source
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Collection: Washington State Death Records
Name: Charles Aho
Date Of Death: 25 Nov 1943
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Father Name: Charles Aho
Mother Name: Tava
Death Place: Fort Steilacoom, Pierce, Washington

Age in death record does not match for his cemetery record of birth year.

AHO, CHARLES -- Age about 53, born in Finland. Died Nov. 15, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Single. Occupation: Logger. Cause of death: psychosis with syphilitic meningio-encephalitis; pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: Charles Aho (b. Finland). Mother: Tava (b. Finland). Cremation Nov. 29, 1943, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.

This person's name is on a plaque placed in the Cemetery that has over 500 names listed on it. I have taken pictures of this plaque in sections so as to make the names visable. I then cropped sections with up to 5 names at time on them.

The other names with this section are:

E.B. Abrahamson
Edna Acker
Sandy Allen
William Allison

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
Fx: 253-761-7579

(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.

Gravesite Details Corrections to memorial completed by JD 10/2012





  • Created by: Robbyn
  • Added: 6 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15648125
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Aho (19 Mar 1871–15 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15648125, citing Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery, Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Robbyn (contributor 46609358) .