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The Evergreen IOOF Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Evergreen IOOF Cemetery (also known as Rosalia Cemetery) located in Whitman County and extends into Spokane County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1885-2010. 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.
Evergreen (IOOF) Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 15' 26"N, Lon: 117° 21' 51"W T20N R43E Sec 3 & 33
There are 1,769 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
d This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = dau of
h/o = husb of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
sss = shared surname stone
A.L. = American Legion
Mason = Masonic Lodge
KofP = Knights of Pythias
* = no stone
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Sep 09, 2009, last edited Feb 09, 2011:
“One can reach this cemetery from Hwy 195 at the Rosalia turnoff, take Old Hwy 195 just a short distance and turn right onto Kelsey Road. Continue for 0.4 mile. The cemetery will be on the east or right side of the road.”
“The cemetery can be seen from Hwy 395 if we watch closely, through the trees. The cemetery is mostly in Spokane County, with the southern portion in Whitman County on the USGS map. It is usually considered to be in Whitman County since the town that uses it is in Whitman County. It is known as the Evergreen Cemetery, IOOF Cemetery and Rosalia Cemetery. I would suspect it was established by the IOOF lodge in the late 1880s.”
“An earlier reading in Whitman County Tombstone Transcriptions, done in 1961 shows the earliest death date to be in 1885, so one can assume this cemetery was established about that time or earlier. I did not find out who owns it, but assume it is the town of Rosalia. I found it well maintained. Sign on a tree at the entrance says it is an Endowment Care Property. Evergreen trees line the perimeter of the cemetery.”
“Something has been used to clean the older stones, which has caused a dull finish on all of them, as it removed all the moss etc. I fear they may be damaged and the polish is gone from these stones. This is so sad, as they are such nice stones and may soon start to deteriorate.”
“I visited and read all of the existing and legible stones and markers I could find in this cemetery on Sep 09, 2009, using my digital camera, having a photo of each stone.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Evergreen (IOOF) Cemetery Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington State Archives by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, March 2011.