Museum logo
Museum logo

Search Term Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Name Grandview Cemetery

Associated Records

Image of E.IV.058 - Map

E.IV.058 - Map

Small plat map showing Fidalgo Avenue and Grandview Cemetery. The road is to be dedicated by Ernestine Deutsch. The notation at the bottom reads NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 % Sec 30 T 35 N, R2E.

Image of 2005.005.015.001 - Agreement

2005.005.015.001 - Agreement

Fred P. Etter paid for the perpetual care of lots 5-6-11-12 in Block 27, Section B of the original Grand View Cemetery. He paid $120 to the City of Anacortes. The certificate was signed by Mayor Joe L. Hagan and City Clerk John G. Dorcy and has an embossed seal. NOTE: From the estate of Fred Philip Etter

Image of 2005.005.015.002 - Receipt

2005.005.015.002 - Receipt

Fred P. Etter paid for the perpetual care of lots 5-6-11-12 in Block 27, Section B of the original Grand View Cemetery. He paid $120 to the City of Anacortes. This receipt also includes $75 for a bronze marker for Mary Etter, his daughter. NOTE: From the estate of Fred Philip Etter

Image of 2005.005.053.001 - Bill

2005.005.053.001 - Bill

Fred Etter died on May 21, 1962. He had already bought plots at Grandview Cemetery. His son, Bill, made arrangements that day for the opening and closing of the plot and for a cement liner. The bill came to $76.60. NOTE: From the estate of Fred Philip Etter

Image of 2005.005.053.002 - Receipt

2005.005.053.002 - Receipt

Fred Etter died on May 21, 1962. He had already bought plots at Grandview Cemetery. His son, Bill, made arrangements that day for the opening and closing of the plot and for a cement liner. The bill came to $76.60. His wife, Grace, paid that bill on June 11, 1962, and received this receipt. NOTE: From the estate of Fred Philip Etter

Image of 2014.008.007 - Blueprint

2014.008.007 - Blueprint

On Memorial Day, May 25, 1992, the Anacortes Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated at Grandview Cemetery. It included plaques for the three Anacortes men who died in that conflict - Darwin H. Engman, Russell Cranston Hibler, and Gordon W. Logan, Jr. This is a blueprint for the construction of that memorial site which was prepared by Lyle Litch and Sturdy Engineering.

Image of 2014.008.008 - Specification

2014.008.008 - Specification

On Memorial Day, May 25, 1992, the Anacortes Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated at Grandview Cemetery. It included plaques for the three Anacortes men who died in that conflict - Darwin H. Engman, Russell Cranston Hibler, and Gordon W. Logan, Jr. These plaques were replaced in 2013 by a memorial bench engraved, "All Gave Some -- Some Gave All." Funds for the new bench were donated by the Anacortes Elks Lodge. The plaques were set in a wood frame and given to the museum. This page of specifications was created by Pacific Coast Memorials for Anacortes Elks Lodge on May 8, 2013. The stone specifications are 48x14x4" Absolute Balck (sic) Bench Seat w/ 2 Harp Legs. The bench back

Image of 2015.054.004 - Certificate

2015.054.004 - Certificate

Certificate of ownership of lot E, Block 96, Section GVA in Grandview Cemetery purchased by Rudy Malland for $300.00 on April 7, 1987.

Image of 2015.054.010 - Program

2015.054.010 - Program

The funeral service program for Rudy V. Malland states that he was born on September 21, 1916, in Poulsbo, Washington, and died in Mt. Vernon on October 19, 2002. The service was held at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes, with interment at Grandview Cemetery.

Image of WF 0692 - Amos Bowman

WF 0692 - Amos Bowman

Amos Bowman, 1939-1894, founder of Anacortes. Bowman was a native of Ontario and a highly educated man. After earning a mining and civil engineering degree in Germany, he led the California State Geological Survey for four years. By 1876 he was in the Seattle area surveying for railroad interests and thus became acquainted with Fidalgo Island. The 4-13-1877, DAILY PACIFIC TRIBUNE reported, "Railroad Building ... Mr. Amos Bowman of this city, is now in Olympia working up a plan to construct the Olympia, Tenino Railroad. He claims to do it cheaply putting down a new light rail that will support a 20 ton locomotive running at 20 mph and saving more than 3 and 4 thousand dollars a mile as compare

Image of D.I.008.003 - Amos Bowman

D.I.008.003 - Amos Bowman

Amos Bowman, 1839-1894, founder of Anacortes. Bowman was a native of Ontario and a highly educated man. After earning a mining and civil engineering degree in Germany, he led the California State Geological Survey for four years. By 1876 he was in the Seattle area surveying for railroad interests and thus became acquainted with Fidalgo Island. The 4-13-1877 DAILY PACIFIC TRIBUNE reported, "Railroad Building ... Mr. Amos Bowman of this city, is now in Olympia working up a plan to construct the Olympia, Tenino Railroad. He claims to do it cheaply putting down a new light rail that will support a 20 ton locomotive running at 20 mph and saving more than 3 and 4 thousand dollars a mile as compared

Image of D.I.036 - Amos Bowman

D.I.036 - Amos Bowman

Amos Bowman, 1839-1894, founder of Anacortes. Bowman was a native of Ontario and a highly educated man. After earning a mining and civil engineering degree in Germany, he led the California State Geological Survey for four years. By 1876 he was in the Seattle area surveying for railroad interests and thus became acquainted with Fidalgo Island. The 4-13-1877 DAILY PACIFIC TRIBUNE reported, "Railroad Building ... Mr. Amos Bowman of this city, is now in Olympia working up a plan to construct the Olympia, Tenino Railroad. He claims to do it cheaply putting down a new light rail that will support a 20 ton locomotive running at 20 mph and saving more than 3 and 4 thousand dollars a mile as compared

Image of D.XVII.462 - Water Filtration Plant

D.XVII.462 - Water Filtration Plant

Anacortes Water Filtration Plant located on the hill above Grand View Cemetery. The 12-15-1927 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Anacortes water system now equipped with new filter unit." The article shows the photo of the building and states that the new filtering plant was erected "this year." City of Anacortes purchased the water pont in 1919. At that time water came directly from Heart and Whistle lakes without any purification process. Nothing could be done until 1924 when citizens approved a $150,000 bond issue for improvements. Douglass Allmond of Anacortes, original owner of the ANACORTES AMERICAN, had a great deal of involvement with the Anacortes Water Company. See also: WF 0204,

Image of WF 0204 - Power Plant Turbine

WF 0204 - Power Plant Turbine

Anacortes Power Plant Turbine located on the hill above Grand View Cemetery. Douglass Allmond founder of the ANACORTES AMERICAN was heavily involved in the organization of the Anacortes Water and Power Company 1902 until 1925. See also WF 0205 and D.XVII.462. 1902 [May] Allmond sells ANACORTES AMERICAN and begins association with Anacortes Water Company, which lasts through 1925. 1905 Allmond, Douglass: President, Anacortes Water Company; residence near 7th Street and I Avenue Anacortes Water Company, Douglass Allmond, president and manager, C between 7th & 8th 1913 [4-30] Good article on Allmond and Anacortes Water Company, p. 29, of 4-30-1913 ANACORTES CITIZEN; mentions Allmo

Image of WF 0205 - Anacortes Power Plant

WF 0205 - Anacortes Power Plant

Anacortes Power Plant Turbine located on the hill above Grand View Cemetery. Douglass Allmond (center) was the founder of the ANACORTES AMERICAN was heavily involved in the origination of the Anacortes Water and Power Company 1902 until 1925. He and two of his associates are pictured inside the power plant next to plant equipment (turbines?). See also WF 0204 and D.XVII.462. 1902 [May] Allmond sells ANACORTES AMERICAN and begins association with Anacortes Water Company, which lasts through 1925. 1905 Allmond, Douglass: President, Anacortes Water Company; residence near 7th Street and I Avenue Anacortes Water Com., Douglass Allmond, president and manager, C between 7th & 8th 1913 [4-30] G

Image of 2005.041.002 - Charles F. Fisher

2005.041.002 - Charles F. Fisher

Oval hand-tinted picture of Doris Tursi's grandfather on maternal side, Charles F. Fisher. Fisher first settled on Lopez Island, then came to Anacortes, where he operated a paint store between 4th and 5th Streets on the east side. Born in the 1860s, buried at Grandview Cemetery. Worked as a carpenter - built rail depots. He and wife lived in urban renewal area. Member of city council just prior to or just after WWII. (All information supplied by donor). Photo was found in the frame underneath Doris Tursi's photo.

Image of WF 0561 - Fern HIll Cemetery

WF 0561 - Fern HIll Cemetery

This is Henry and Elizabeth White's plot at Fern Hill Cemetery, marked by a large obelisk. Henry White was well-known in the county as the probate judge. In 1883 he and his family moved to the west side of Fidalgo Bay where they build a new home and dock. (See WF 0223). The farm on south Fidalgo Bay remained in the family's possession into the 1900s. This photograph depicts what pioneer cemeteries of the late-1800s looked like at that time; fences set apart family plots which were individually maintained by their respective owners. The cemetery, located at 7427 State Route 20, was established in 1892. It replaced the closed "Cemetery Hill", established in Anacortes c. 1881 by Elbridge Sibley.

Image of WF 0783.A,B - Anacortes town band

WF 0783.A,B - Anacortes town band

Photo of Anacortes Band. Top row, left to right: Worth Alexander, Henry Schmidt (son of Anacortes druggist H. P. Schmidt, see WF 0749), Mr. Brown, unknown, and Willie Deutsch (his parents started Deutsch Cemetery in 1899, which became Grandview Cemetery). Second row, l-r, unknown, Ed McTaggert (son of the founder of Edison, Edward McTaggert; see WF 0018, 0217), Harvey Nelson (Melson?), unknown, unknown. Front row, l-r: unknown, Ivan Alexander, unknown. See WF 0758 for history of Ivan and Worth Alexander family. Several bands organized in Anacortes between 1878 and 1898; none lasted very long. The 9-20-1878 PUGET SOUND MAIL reported, "A brass band has been organized at Anacortes, this county,

Image of WF 0784 - Anacortes Volunteer Fire Dept. Band

WF 0784 - Anacortes Volunteer Fire Dept. Band

Photo of Anacortes Volunteer Fire Department Band. One of the men in front row, seated, is Walter Ginnett, who had the first bicycle shop in Anacortes. Other band members unidentified. Several bands organized in Anacortes between 1878 and 1898; none lasted very long. The 9-20-1878 PUGET SOUND MAIL reported, "A brass band has been organized at Anacortes, this county, under the leadership of Mr. Graham. Hurrah for the brass band!" The 11-11-1882 NORTHWEST ENTERPRISE wrote, "There will be a meeting of the members of the Anacortes Brass Band next Sunday afternoon at the camp on Wooten's place south of town." The 6-12-1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that $250.00 had been subscribed for the new

Image of WF 0872 - Funk tombstone

WF 0872 - Funk tombstone

Valentine and Barbara Miltenberger Funk. Born in Foulbach, Bavaria, Barbara (1865-1947) immigrated to the U.S. in 1880. She married Valentine Funk (2-14-1864-1954) in Crawford, Kansas, in 1884 and they moved to Anacortes in late 1890. Both were important business people in Anacortes. They are buried in Grandview Cemetery; this photo is of their tombstone.