Stiverson Church Cemetery

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 17, 1900.
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 Church. 

Anderson, Theeda E          Nov. 20, 1883 - Sept. 16, 1904
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger October 29, 1904 page 702
  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
Obituary: White Salmon Enterprise June 17, 1971
  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 pending
Note:  The Enterprises June, 19, 1971
Alfred 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, 1925 

Le Gall, Yvenne                Jan. 6, 1920 - Aug. 19, 1921
Washington State Death Certificate: Klickitat Co., WA 1921 # 37
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    b. WA
Burial – Liberty Bond.
Rear wheel of an auto passed over her head chasing skull         
Obituary: The Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson, WA., August 19, 1921, page 1
  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 302
  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.
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger-May 14, 1904 page 318
  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. Woods          

Martin, Matilda       D. Oct. 1911              (Buried in unmarked grave)
Obituary: White Salmon Enterprise Oct. 13, 1911
 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 days. 
  Bro. Simmons 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 page 6
  John Bishop Simmons
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 Divorce.

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 318
  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. B.
Notes:  The Gospel Messenger May 4, 1989
  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. 

Spangler, Christian           D.  Mar 24, 1925 Age 83
Obituary: The Gospel Messenger May 30, 1925 page 351
  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.

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