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  DOUGLAS ASIAN CEMETERY  



Douglas Asian Cemetery
Established ca. 1907

Acreage: .14 acres (6,242 sq. ft.)

Number of Burials: 14

Number of Grave Markers: 3

Site Description: The cemetery is rectangular in shape. It is located on a site which is gently sloping with mature trees and overgrown with vegetation. A few wooden fence pieces were found in the survey. Based on the number of pieces and their location it was assumed the fence was for a family plot rather than a fence for the cemetery boundaries.

No specific information was found relative to the establishment of this cemetery however the earliest date shown on a marker in 1907. The site is relatively flat in a strand of old growth spruce trees with devil's club, salmon berry and fern understory.

There are only three identifiable grave markers and about 11 ground depressions which appear to be graves. One of the markers is inscribed in Japanese, one is in Japanese and English and the other is inscribed in, what appears to be Slavik. One of the graves had an elaborate wooden picket fence surrounding it and some of the picket pieces remain but are deteriorated.

One person known to be buried in this cemetery is:

T. Yamane: No specific dates of birth of death are known. He may have been the Japanese steward killed in a shooting at the Mexican Boarding house. Many Japanese were employed at the Treadwell boarding house as cooks and stewards.

 

 
 

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