Bethel Cemetery was established in 1887 and has ~119 burials.
Post Master at Brickaville, George Bricka, donated the land for the cemetery with the caveat that he and his wife would be buried between the two pine trees that would be left standing. The trees are still there today.
The oldest grave in the cemetery belongs to Rubie Chaney, born Jan 4, 1887 and died Oct 5, 1887. She was the 8-month old daughter of W.L. & May Chaney. Her parents and another baby son are also buried there.
Odd event at Bethel Cemetery: William M. Thompson was a pallbearer for P.T. Brock in September 1919. After the funeral ended he saved a woman from being hit by a runaway car but is himself struck by the car and dies two weeks later from his injuries. The driver of the car was P.T. Brock’s son. William is buried in the Moscow Cemetery.
Links for Bethel:
Find-A-Grave: www.findagrave.com/cemetery/80412/bethel-cemetery/photo Find-A-Grave write up on Bethel is actually for Bethany Memorial Cemetery….please disregard the error.
Etiwanda Rail Cemetery Records: Bethel Cemetery, Latah County, Idaho. (mrail.net)
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