The cemetery is located at a place called Liberty Bond. The cemetery was on
one side of the road and the church was on the other side. The Church was
dedicated on August 13, 1898 and
was the first Brethren (Dunkard) church built in Washington State. On Sept. 11, of that same year the church
house burned down, this happened not by accident or carelessness, but was the
work of drunken incendiaries. A second church was built and dedicated on June
In the 1940 the Stiverson Church was taken apart and the lumber
used in building the parsonage at the Outlook church.
The first burial in the cemetery was
that of Benjamin B. Spangler in 1898. In 1902 a deed was record by Nelson
Anderson gave this land, which contained 2 1/2 acres, to the Brethren
Anderson, Theeda E
Nov. 20, 1883 - Sept. 16, 1904
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger October 29, 1904
ANDERSON, Thedie Emmer, nee Humphrey,
died at her home near Stiverson church,
Washington, Sep. 16, 1904, aged 70 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was born in Pennsylvania: worked and
lived in Virginia, Tennessee, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Colorado and
Washington, She was married in her
sixteenth year to James Anderson.
To this union were born fifteen children, ten of whom survive her. While their children were yet small
her husband left her. She united with the M. E. church when
thirteen years of age. She came to Washington in 1886, living with her son, and
united with the Brethren church Aug. 13, 1898. She lived faithful. She was anointed. Her sufferings were
very great,, Funeral services by Bro. J. B. Simmons: Laid to rest in the
Stiverson Cemetery. - Ann C. Castle
Jones, Alfred N
1906 - 1971
Enterprise June 17,
Alfred Jones was riding a horse he had purchased at an auction
Saturday. It reared and fell on him
injuring him badly. He was rushed
to the hospital, but died on the way (Sunday). He lived in the Kelso-Longview area
before coming to Klickitat county.
His daughter, Gayle (Mrs. Johnny Castle), a son, Tom, great Falls, Minn.,
survive Him. He was born April
27th. Funeral arrangement are
Note: The Enterprises June, 19, 1971
Jones was not buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Appleton, he was buried in
the Old Dunkard Cemetery on the road going north to Glenwood.
Le Gall, Mabel Simmons Feb. 26, 1890 - Jun. 3,
Le Gall, Yvenne
Jan. 6, 1920 - Aug. 19, 1921
Washington State Death Certificate:
Klickitat Co., WA 1921 #
Yvonne Marie Le Gall
Born – Jan. 3, 1820 WA
Died – Aug. 8, 1921 Liberty Bond, WA
Father – Victor Le Gall b. France
Mother – Mable Simmons
Burial – Liberty Bond.
Rear wheel of an auto passed over her
head chasing skull
The Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson, WA., August 19, 1921, page
A sad accident occurred
the later part of this week at Liberty-bond when Mr. LeGall, in backing his auto
out of the garage, knocked down his daughter and ran over her, crushing her
skull. The little girl died on the way to the hospital
Martin, Mellon M D. Apr. 10, 1904
(Buried in unmarked grave)
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger -May 7, 1904 page
MARTIN, Bro. Mellon, died
at his home in Klickitat country, Washington, April 10, 1904, age unknown, but
about 66 years. He had been a
member of the Brethren church of a number of years; had been in this country
only two years, nine months, He was
a great sufferer from asthma for fifteen years, which was greatly relived by
this climate. He leaves a wife and
two stepsons in this par; six children in Floyd county Virginia. Funeral service by Bro. M. F. Woods,
Interment in the Stiverson Cemetery.
Ann C. Castle.
The Gospel Messenger-May 14, 1904
MARTIN, M. M., died in the bounds of the Stiverson
congregation, Klickitat Co., Wash., April 10, 1904, aged about 7- years. He was born Virginia. His first wife and
daughter preceded him to the spirit world.
He leaves a wife in Washington and three sons and three daughters in
Floyd county, Virginia. Bro. Martin
was a member of the Brethren church of a great many years. He suffered for fifteen years with
asthma. His health had improved
wonderfully in the three years of this stay in Washington. Cold and pneumonia ended this life. Interment in the Stiverson burying
ground. Funeral services by the
writer, from I Cor. 14:51. M. F.
(Buried in unmarked grave)
Obituary: White Salmon Enterprise Oct. 13,
Mrs. M. M. Martin,
mother of George and Crockett Castle, died Friday of cardiac dropsy. Funeral was held Saturday t Fulda church
and interment made in the Dunkard church cemetery.
Simmons, John B 1856-1941 (Father)
Obituary: Gospel Messenger July
5, 1941 page 26 (Photo)
John Bishop Simmons was born Dec. 30,
1856, in Floyd County, Va., where he lived his early life. In 1887 he with his companion, Rebecca
E., moved to Washington where they homesteaded at Timber Valley, which later was
name Liberty Bond. His wife
preceded him in 1902. To this union
were born two daughters, Mrs. Mabel LeGal, who also preceded him some fifteen
years ago, and Versa Parmeter of Coulee City, Wash., four grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. He passed away
April 24, 1941, at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 24
was a minister in the Church of the Brethren and labored in that capacity in the
vicinity of Liberty Bond and Camas Prairie until recent years his health would
not permit his further services. He was loved and respected by all who knew him
and was evidenced by the large gathering at this funeral, which was held in the
Lakeside church, where he had preached may times. Burial was made in the beautiful little
cemetery near Liberty Bond, Wash.
Services wee conducted by the undersigned. Glenwood, Wash. B. J. Fike.
Obituary: White Salmon Enterprise May 2, 1941
Funeral services were held in Glenwood Sunday at the Lakeside Dunkard
church for John Bishop Simmons, 85, retied Dunkard pastor of Lakeside and
non-existent Liberty Bond Dunkard churches.
Born December 30, 1856, in Floyd county, Virginia. Mr. Simmons in 1887
located on a homestead in Klickitat county at Timber Valley, an interior
community which during the world war changed its name to Liberty Bond. Preceded in death by his wife Rebecca E.
Simmons, in 1902, the family had two children, Mrs. Mable LeeGal and Versa
Simmons, a second marriage to Mrs. Mary Dean, Glenwood, resulted in
Simmons, Rebecca E
D. Aug. 9, 1902 age 28y 8m 19 days
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger Aug. 30, 1902 page 559
Simmons, Sister Rebecca Ellen, Nee
Spangler, died at her home near Stiverson Church, Wash., Aug. 9, 1902, aged 38
years, 8 months and 17days. She was
born in Floyd County, Virginia, united with the Brethren in early life and lived
a consistent member. She leaves a
husband two children and father in this p art and one brother and sister in the
East. Services by M. F. Wood in the
church. Interment in the Stiverson
cemetery. Ann C. Castle.
Spangler, Benjamin B Mar 12,
1864 - Apr. 14, 1898
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger May 14, 1898 page
SPANGLER,- In bounds of the
Klickitat congregation, Wash, April 14, 1898, Bro. B. B. Spangler, Aged 32 years
and 1 month. Bro. Spangler, while on his way to the
County seat, had to cross the Klickitat River. It is supposed hi horse fell, throwing
him off, inflicting wounds that likely caused instant death. His body was found three days after two
miles below the ford. He was one
that always delighted in the law of the Lord. He leaves a wife and four children. - J.
Notes: The Gospel Messenger May 4,
Oysterville.- I have just
received word concerning the death of Bro. B. B. Spangler, in Klickitat
County. It is presumed that this
horse fell with him in crossing Klickitat River, and he was either instantly
killed or drowned. His body was
found in the river about three miles below the ford. He was buried in the new cemetery where
the Brethren expect to build the church.
He was a member of our District Mission Board.- J. U. G. Stiverson, April, 30.
D. Mar 24, 1925 Age 83
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger May 30, 1925 page
Spangler, Christian, born a Ferry’s
Creek, near Floyd, Va., died at Washougal, Wash., March 24, 1925, aged 83,
years, 1 month and 9 days. He
joined the Church of the Brethren when nineteen years old and remained a
faithful member. Two sons and two
daughters preceded him. Mrs. C. Spangler, Washougal, Wash.