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The Saint Michael Mission Cemetery index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Spokane County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1888-1934, and 1812 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.
Saint Michael Mission Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 43' 51"N, Lon: 117° 19' 33"W T26N R43E Sec 26.
There are 65 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
d. = died
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Feb 02, 2000, last edited Jul 05, 2010:
“To reach this cemetery in northeast Spokane, drive east on Francis Avenue from Market Street, continuing over the bridge as it turns into Bigelow Gulch Road, Then left or north onto Palmer Road. The cemetery is on east side of Palmer Road .7 mile north of Bigelow Gulch Road.”
“According to the information I found at the Spokane County Engineer's Office, this cemetery is owned by the Bishop of the Spokane Catholic Diocese. It receives no maintenance except for a few volunteers occasionally. “
“Most of the graves are marked with a small white cross, but the writing is no longer readable on them. At some time in the past years a group of Orchard Prairie 4-H youngsters did research and made a large sign with all the names they found who are buried here. I found a few that had recently had new headstones placed upon their graves. In about 2006 the Shoenberg grandchildren cleaned it out and replaced the small white wooden crosses.”
“It is said that Chief Peone did not wish to have his name on his grave so a large white cross is over it. This cross still stands in the north east corner of the cemetery. This cemetery is in great need of care.”
“The family of Pioneer, Peter Schoenberg, who arrived here in 1884, was the first White family to be buried in this cemetery and their family helps to maintain the cemetery when they are able to. The cemetery was established in 1866 as part of a Roman Catholic outreach to the Spokane Indians.”
“These are the readings I obtained when I surveyed Saint Michael Mission cemetery Sep 05, 1998, with additions from old records or people as they became available.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Saint Michael Mission 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, January 2012.
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