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Oroville researcher finds unmarked grave of Hiram ‘Okanogan’ Smith

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OROVILLE — Several historians before her had tried to locate the remains of Hiram F. “Okanogan” Smith. He was, after all, a state representative when he died, and was known as Okanogan County’s first white settler and the father of Washington’s apple industry. So when Oroville researcher Dorothy Petry decided to look into the mystery of where Smith was buried, she knew she had her work cut out for her.

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