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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, October 24, 2001

By Brenda Sexton

The Krain cemetery has been used by Plateau families for generations, but is filled up. That problem is being solved by using space within the cemetery for additional burial plots. The photo above shows the oldest grave marker in the cemetery, dated 1891.

The Krain cemetery has been used by Plateau families for generations, but is filled up. That problem is being solved by using space within the cemetery for additional burial plots. The photo above shows the oldest grave marker in the cemetery, dated 1891.

When Eileen Francis Verhonick died in August at the age of 80, she was buried with her family at Holy Family Cemetery in the Plateau’s Krain area.

Verhonick and a number of families like hers have held burial plots at the Krain cemetery since the 1800s. Just a few steps away from Verhonick’s final resting place lies the oldest marker, that of Mary Kump (born Jan. 4, 1890, died Jan. 15, 1891).

Verhonick, Kump and others like them are buried at Holy Family Cemetery because their ancestors are there. According to Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s faith formation leader Mathew Weisbeck, when the cemetery was first formed it was designed so family groups would stay together. Today, there are about 42 family areas there, each with about eight burial spots.

Getting an accurate count on how many people are buried there now is difficult, but Weisbeck said approximately 267, and, for all practical purposes, the cemetery is full.

Until now. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, October 24, 1957

Parents representing 16 of the 21 elementary pupils enrolled at the Cumberland School District No. 66 last week petitioned the Enumclaw Board of Education for permission to send their children to the local schools, charging the Cumberland school board with failure to provide sufficient teachers and school facilities.

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The upper photo shows 19 or 21 pupils enrolled. Lower photo shows seven mothers of Cumberland children who spearheaded the drive to get their children in local schools. From left to right are: Mrs. Joe Nazum, Mrs. Marvin Tracy, Mrs. Jess Gates, Mrs. Leonard Orne, Mrs. Don Winsor, Mrs. Maurice Stanley, and Mrs. Emmett Gleason.

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