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The Saltese Cemetery index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Spokane County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1881-2011, and 1819 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.
Saltese Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 37' 40"N, Lon: 117° 09' 58"W.
17615 East 32nd Ave
Greenacres WA 99016
Cemetery Contact: Mary Cabbage, Sexton, 509-926-0895
There are 469 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
w/o = wife of
s/w = stone with
h/o = husband of
d/o = daughter of
s/o = son of
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Feb 02, 2000, last edited Dec 03, 2011:
“To reach the cemetery from I-90 heading east from Spokane, take the Sullivan Exit and continue south for several miles to Saltese Road where you turn left or east. This is also 32nd Ave and it changes as you curve the 1.5 miles to the cemetery which is on the right or south side of 32nd Ave.”
“The name Saltese is probably a variant spelling of an Indian name, sometimes spelled "Seltice". The cemetery was dedicated Jan. 26, 1917 and is run by a Cemetery Association, which maintains it. Families see that the burial sites are kept cleaned out. Periodically a work meeting is planned to maintain the other tasks.”
“In this last year a new section has been fenced in and will provide more burial spaces as they are needed. There is still some room left in the main area which appears to be unused, but some places are without markers and unknown, making it impossible to bury unless re-platted. Others contain sold lots which have not been used yet. This is due to poor records at the beginning of the cemetery, and also loss of records due to fire.”
“These listings were attained by walking the cemetery and copying the stones which are still in existence. It is thought there could be many unmarked graves. I found the cemetery to be in excellent condition and maintained, although it does not have perpetual care. I revisited the cemetery on May 29 and Jun 02, 2004, using my digital camera. I am willing to share any photo I have.”
“An asterisk * indicates no stone or marker found, info is from Sexton files. No location indicates I found the stone, but it is not listed in the Sexton files. Entries with location indicate I have a photo and it is in the sexton files also. Info in parenthesis is added from Sexton files and not on stone.”
“Surveyed and compiled by Maggie Rail © Sep 07, 1998 & Jun 04, 2004.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Saltese 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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