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The Lakeview Cemetery index lists individuals interred in Lakeview Cemetery in Lincoln County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1882-1966, and 1821 is the earliest birth date shown. Index information about an individual may include: name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association, who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
Lakeview Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 18' 20"N, Lon: 117° 9' 48"W T21N R38E Section 15. The cemetery is 0.5 mi north of Sprague, Lincoln Co. WA. Exit 245 off Interstate 90 to SR 23. Go north and then west 1.2 mi on Maccabee Road. This road leads to Maccabee Cemetery (road and cemetery spelling are different) which is a perpetual care cemetery. Lakeview is directly south and adjacent to Maccabee Cemetery.
There are 149 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
w/o = wife of
d/o = daughter of
sb/o = sibling of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
* = military veteran
f/o = father of
m/o = mother of
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, July 05, 2000, last edited May 21, 2010.
“Lakeview is not maintained. Ronald Miller was trying to clean the cemetery out and restore it as best he could at the time of his death. Several fragments of unidentified wood and stone grave markers were found. Sexton records do not exist. This cemetery was established by a Mr. Jones in 1880 at the same time the Maccabee Cemetery was on 10 acres of land purchased from Harry Jensen. I am not sure how long it was maintained. The last several years it has sat abandoned, overgrown by brush. Occasionally some ambitious people will try to clean it out, at least around the most obvious headstones. When I read it I was sore for days from something that was brushing off on my clothes from the thick brush and weeds. It is very sad to see the neglect.”
“More detailed and updated information for each name shown can be accessed at: Sprague City Library, City Hall, Sprague WA Spokane Public Main Library, Genealogy Vertical File, Spokane WA information listed there include copies of any available census listings, funeral home records, complete gravestone inscriptions, photographs of gravestones, family group records, birth-marriage-death records, newspaper obituaries & articles, WA State Death Index, etc. Microfilm of Sprague WA newspapers from 1881 located at the Kennedy Library, Eastern WA University, Cheney WA.”
“Note: This cemetery was transcribed by Ronald A. Miller, Aug 03, 1999. Ron passed away on Aug 24, 1999 before he could give it to me. I was to meet him in the cemetery on Sep 05, 1999 and he would demonstrate to me how he repaired and reset a stone, and then present me with the file. His son found it completed on Ron's computer, and made it available to me. As I come upon obits or other information I will add to this work and label appropriately.”
“I visited and read this cemetery on Sep 04, 2006 and have a photo of all existing and legible stones and markers at that time. There are most likely many unmarked graves in this cemetery.”
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Lakeview Cemetery Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, DigitalArchives, http://www.digitialarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index, photographs, and transcription notes were donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, August 2009.