The Poor Farm Cemetery
AKA The County Farm Cemetery, Clark County, Washington
This excerpt of the burials in the Poor Farm Cemetery is from the book The Clark County Poor Farm, copyright 2001. Permission to post on the Clark County Gen Web site is given by authors: Rose Marie Harshman, Kitty Oman and Mary Snell.
Contact for further information:
Rose Marie Harshman rmharshman@yahoo.com
Kitty Oman kittyo@pacifier.com
Mary Snell steeple-top_software@juno.com
Burials in the "Poor Farm" or "County Farm" Cemetery were made by Limber's Funeral Home, Knapp's Funeral Home, Hamilton Funeral Home, C.A. Kirch & Sons, Swank Funeral Home. Beatty's Undertaking Parlour and Vancouver Funeral Chapel. The majority of them were made by Limber's and Knapp's.
The earliest Limber Funeral Home burials at the Poor Farm were in 1913.
The earliest Knapp funeral Home burials at the Poor Farm were in 1915.
The last Knapp's Poor Farm burials was in 1934 and the final burial made by Limber's was in 1937.
Earliest Poor Farm burials found in the WA State Death Certificates was 1913 and the last found was in 1937. Washington began recording deaths in 1907.

NAME

DEATH DATE

PLACE OF DEATH

Abegglen, Fred

23 Jun 1915

Vancouver

Adams, Alfred Carl

11 Jun 1936

Battle Ground

Adams, Frank

27 Nov 1917

 

Adams, Jackson M.

10 May 1926

Vancouver

Ager, James A.

14 Nov 1919

Vancouver

Alred, A.F.

13 Apr 1914

Vancouver

Anderson, Andrew

22 Dec 1936

Washougal

Anderson, Gust

4 May 1937

Vancouver

Anderson, Lee

20 Dec 1932

Vancouver

Anderson, W.E .

15 Sep 1929

LaCenter

Andrew A. Anderson

4 Sep 1932

Vancouver

Black, Ora Elbert

6 Nov 1934

Vancouver, res. LaCenter

Bothwell, William

20 May 1928

Vancouver

Boyse, Baby Betty

1 Apr 1934

Vancouver

Boyse, Baby Billy

1 Apr 1934

Vancouver

Bradtberg, Chris A.M.

11 Dec 1925

Campbell's Landing, on houseboat

Brewer, John

14 Oct 1920

County Farm

Britton, William

20 Jun 1931

Vancouver

Brown, Franklin Pierce

30 Aug 1918

Vancouver

Burns, Charles

30 Jan 1929

Vancouver

Burns, Patrick

29 Oct 1929

Vancouver

Burton, W. J.

14 Feb 1935

Vancouver

Campbell, Infant (female)

12 Apr 1929

Vancouver

Carnard, Mary

12 Jul 1927

Vancouver

Carr, William Edward

5 May 1930

Vancouver, jail

Collins, Baby (Male)

22 Feb 1932 (Stillborn)

Vancouver

Conley, Joseph

13 Apr 1934

Vancouver

Cook, Clarence M.

1 Dec 1916

Vancouver

Davis, Baby (female)

10 Dec 1933

Vancouver

Denno/Dennoe, Charles Lewis

19 Jan 1929

Vancouver

Dismeau, Francis

22 Oct 1933

LaCenter

Drion, Edward

16 Sep 1934

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Duffy, Wm. J.

5 Dec 1934

Vancouver

Dugen, James

7 Apr 1923

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Dumas, John

26 Nov 1914

Sara

Edwards, Geo. W.

19 Nov 1922

Vancouver, Baker dist.

Effinger, Lulu

19 mar 1933

Vancouver, res. Washougal

Elsner, Wilma R.

28 Mar 1932

Vancouver

Erickson, Andrew

30 Dec 1926

1 mi. S. of Ridgefield

Evans, Mark L/S

28 Feb 1916

Vancouver

Fisher, Christopher

1 Nov 1929

Vancouver

Gingrich, George

18 Jun 1930

Vancouver, res. Heison

Graham, Hugh

16 Jul 1916

Vancouver

Grinn, William

5 Oct 1933

Vancouver

Guerdute, Mary Maxine

6 Sep 1935

Vancouver

Gustafson, Anton

20 Feb 1937

Vancouver, res. Battle Ground

Hacker, William M.

24 Aug 1931

Vancouver, res. Battle Ground

Hagstrom, Martin

2 mar 1921

Vancouver

Hansen, Chris

6 Oct 1932

1 1/2 mi. N. Felida Station, res. Portland, OR

Harma, John

3 Oct 1936

Vancouver

 

   

Harrington, Andrew J.

15 Jan 1929

Vancouver

Harris, B.C.

24 Sep 1934

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Harris, Chas. F.

29 Sep 1932

Vancouver, res. Ridgefield

Hatch, John/G.A.

21 Sep 1914

Vancouver

Heath, Webster

11 Apr 1925

Vancouver

Hellinger, Louis

3 Jul 1930

Vancouver, res. Rt. 5

Henderson, Gus

1 Feb 1932

Vancouver

Hensley, George E.

15 Apr 1933

Vancouver, res. Portland, OR

Hill, John

4 May 1929

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Humger, Oscar

16 Dec 1918

Vancouver

Jaski, William

21 Nov 1915

County Farm

Jewett, Frank

21 Nov 1933

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Jones, Nathan

16 Jun 1920

Vancouver

Kantio, Joseph

7 Jan 1929

Vancouver, res. Ridgefield

Keeper, Tony

27 Aug 1936

Vancouver

Kelly, Frank

28 Oct 1925

Vancouver

Kerney, Peter

15 May 1913

Vancouver

Kirk, John

17 Mar 1928

res Carson, WA

Knobleck, Nathan S.

30 Apr 1928

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Kohlikar, John, gunshot

22 Nov 1915

SP&S RR Yard is this unknown man shot by Sheriff?

Koser, Elias

15 Nov 1929

Vancouver, res. Prune Hill

Kreite, Fred

24 Jan 1927

Vancouver

Lehner, Chris

23 Jul 1921

Vancouver

Lekindorf, William, drowned

Jul 1925

near Rockaway Landing, Columbia River

LeMont, James

11 Jun 1924

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Lind, A.

30 Nov 1936

Vancouver

Lisckowski, John

26 Apr 1937

Vancouver

Lloyd, A.

20 May 1918

Vancouver

Lusk, Lane Shannon

30 Nov 1929

Ridgefield

Maki, Andy

21 Oct 1933

Vancouver, res. Woodland

Malone, Infant (sex not listed)

7 Nov 1924

Vancouver

Mangle, Willie

25 Jul 1937

Vancouver, camp near RR

Maschke, Verna

1 Apr 1934

Vancouver, res. Portland, OR

Mathews, Milton

30 Jan 1929

Vancouver, res. Felida

May, John

16 Jun 1914

Vancouver

McCarty, John

5 Dec 1933

Vancouver, res. County Farm

McCurdy, L.C.

24 Nov 1914

Sifton

McDonald, Hazel Gloria

8 Mar 1934

Vancouver, res. Brush Prairie

McGillivary, A.R.

16 Feb 1935

Vancouver

McIntyre, W.R.

19 Jul 1914

Yacolt

McKay, Dorothy

4 Oct 1913

Vancouver

McKay, Dorothy (baby)

2 Oct 1913

Vancouver

McKay, James

9 Dec 1924

Vancouver, res. County Farm

McPherson, John

7 May 1927

Vancouver

McSorley, John

29 Sep 1933

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Mikelton, William H.

3 Feb 1931

Vancouver, res. Rt. 3

Miller, Frank

17 Jun 1922

Ridgefield

Minks, James

18 Nov 1929

Vancouver, res. Lacenter

Mitcham, George

5 Jan 1934

Vancouver

Monyhan, Cornelius

17 Apr 1930

Vancouver

Morris, Lincoln

22 Aug 1930

Vancouver, res. Camas

Mortimer, Lester

24 Jul 1934

Vancouver, res. Battle Ground

Murphy, baby girl (Frannie?)

30 May 1928

Vancouver

Myers, Chas.

16 Feb 1915

Vancouver

Newman, John

18 Jun 1927

Vancouver

OBrien, Charles Dean

1 Oct 1934

Vancouver

O'Brien, Patrick Henry

6 Mar 1923

Vancouver

O'Connor, Maurice

2? May 1935

Vancouver, res. Brush Prairie

Panquist, Carl

8 Aug 1927

Vancouver

Parker, Archibald M.

29 Mar 1926

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Pauley, Victor

26 Feb 1915

Vancouver

Peden, William M.

17 Sep 1934

Vancouver, res. Camas

Peek, E.H.

26 Mar 1927

Vancouver

Persson, P. Ragnar

7 Apr 1928

5 mi. N. Vancouver

Peterson, C.G.

17 May 1935

Vancouver, Columbia River

Phillips, Baby (male)

25 Feb 1934

Vancouver

Piper, Charles

5 Aug 1923

Vancouver

Portway, Henry C.

7 Aug 1928

LaCenter

Powers, William

20 Apr 1922

Vancouver

Quarries, Fred

5 Jul 1927

Vancouver, res. Orchards

Rasmussen, Carl

1 Nov 1930

Vancouver

Raynor, Baby (male)

25 Dec 1934

Vancouver

Record, Phillys Jean

26 Nov 1936

Vancouver

Reese. Charles

26 Jun 1937

Ridgefield

Reinhart, John

6 Jan 1931

Vancouver, res. Sifton

Remhardt, William

27 Apr 1936

LaCenter

Rice, Wallace W.

6 Jul 1932

Vancouver

Roberts, E.E. (male)

8 May 1933

Vancouver, res. Rt. 2

Robinson, David G.

1 Aug 1933

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Robinson, Leander T.

28 Sep 1922

Vancouver

Rodgers, Walter

4 Jul 1920

Vancouver

Sam, Lee

13 Sep 1929

Vancouver

Samuelson, Jacob

1 Mar 1933

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Schreider, Joseph

17 Nov 1920

Vancouver

Schuldt, William

3 Dec 1930

Vancouver, res. Portland, OR

Shanks, Henry

31 Mar 1929

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Sidien, James

15 Apr 1929

1 mi. N. of Vancouver

Silver, Samuel Edward

10 Oct 1932

Vancouver

Smith, Henry Crary

22 Jul 1937

Vancouver

Smith, Stephen Cole

17 Jan 1916

County Farm

Stanger, Eben

4 Jan 1923

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Steenerson, Fred

5 Apr 1915

Vancouver

Stilmant, Frank

28 Jun 1933

Vancouver

Stinerbeck, Harry

14 Jun 1928

Vancouver

Stout, George

5 Oct 1934

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Straten, Frank C.

28 Jun 1915

Vancovuer

Sund, Ed

16 Oct 1914

Ridgefield

Sutherland/Sullivan, William

17 Jun 1937

Vancouver

Suttles, Sherman Kenyun

7 Apr 1935

Vancouver

Swanson, John

24 May 1930

Vancouver, res. Rt. 1

Thompson, Peter

23 Sep 1918

Vancouver

Tillberg/Fillberg, Elizabeth

5 Feb 1932

Ridgefield

Tong, Fong

22 Aug 1924

near LaCenter

Underwood, Robert Dwane

3 Jan 1932

Vancouver

Unidentified Male

6 Dec 1936

Columbia River, Paper Mill

Unidentified, male, suicide

27 Jun 1921

mi. N. of Ridgefield

Unknown Male, drowned

found 28 Jul 1937

Vancouver Lake

Unknown Man shot by Sheriff

22 Nov 1915

SP&S RR Yard, Vancouver

Unknown, drowned

found 19 Oct 1915

Columbia River near Vancouver

Unknown, drowned

5 May 1926

Columbia River, 3 mi. E. Washougal

Unknown, male

15 Nov 1932

near Camas

Unknown, male

29 Aug 1932

Vancouver, Columbia river

Unknown, male,

found 25 Jul 1932 ca Oct 1931

3 mi. N. Vancouver on Cole Creek

Unknown, male, killed by train

2 Jun1913

Clark Co.

Unknown, male, struck by train

24 Oct 1922

1 1/2 mi. S. of Ridgefield

Unknown, male, struck by train

2 Jun 1913

6 mi. N. of Vancouver

Unknown, male, struck by train

2 Jan 1914

near Ridgefield

Unknown, male, struck by train

12 Apr 1929

1 mi. N of Vancouver

Unknown, male, suicide

25 Jul 1913

Battle Ground

Unknown, male, suicide carbolic acid

28 Aug 1913

Battle Ground

Unknown, male, suicide, gunshot

21 Dec 1913

Clark Co.

Valentine, Christina

19 Jun 1933

Vancouver

Vanhoff, Cornelius

15 Jun 1932

Vancouver, res. Amboy

Varble, Edgar C.

14 Aug 1931

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Vargus, Manuel

18 Apr 1935

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Varner, Baby (male)

25 Jun 1932

Vancouver

Vennerman, Chas.

17 Nov 1914

Vancouver

Vorg, G.

20 Jan 1923

Vancouver

Wade, L.D.

1 May 1919

Vancouver

Walch/Welch, John Guy

15 Nov 1927

Vancouver

Walk, Samuel S.

2 Jan 1925

Vancouver

Walters, Thomas

12 Mar 1920

Vancouver

Waltman, William Douglas

11 Jun 1935

Vancouver, res. Salmon Creek

Warren, Frank

21 Sep 1931

Vancouver, res. LaCenter

Watkins, William H.

28 Aug 1915

Vancouver

Watson, Richard

15 Oct 1918

Vancouver

Wells, Joseph

26 Dec 1932

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Wenske, August

8 Nov 1914

Vancouver

Whitcomb, Addie

5 Mar 1932

Brush Prairie

Williams, John

25 Feb 1935

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Williams, L.M. (Milton Lee)

5 Sep 1920

Vancouver

Williams, Robert

6 Aug 1919

Vancouver

Wilmot, Andrew J.

7 Jan 1929

Vancouver

Windon, Edward Lee

14 Jul 1934

Vancouver

Windpeddler, Emanuel

2 Aug 1933

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Winzak, George

25 Aug 1937

Vancouver

Wright, Delmer Eugene

31 Mar 1932

Vancouver

Wright, Frank

22 Oct 1932

Vancouver, res. Rt. 5

Wunk, Frederick H.

4 Feb 1936

Vancouver

Zumwalt, Andrew

21 Apr 1924

Vancouver, res. County Farm

Copyright 2001 by Rose Marie Harshman, Kitty Oman, and Mary Snell.
Poor Farm Cemetery photos by Pat Hanning
Columbian newspaper article, "Monument to a Hard Life"
Another Columbian newspaper article, "Poor Farm's Dead Nameless No More"
(Note: the above newspaper articles were reinstated in April, 2002 after having expired. Again, these may not be permanent, but I will try to keep a check on them).
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