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(Scenic photo D8C_9004)

 

 

 

Mayville map

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The sun sets behind a monument at the Mayville Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery, fittingly located on Cemetery Road, north of Mayville. (Scenic photo D8C_9004)

 

About the cemetery

Mayville Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery

Gilliam County
Established 1886
ca. 321 burials

 

Originally established by the Mayville IOOF lodge, most of the cemetery’s markers date from the late 19th century. The headstone for Henry Beck, a native of Germany who died in 1899, carries the following inscription, perhaps not written by a friend: "Poorly born; Poorly lived; Poorly died; and no one cried." The cemetery is designated historic by the state.

 

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