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The Union 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.
The Union Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 44' 24"N, Lon: 117° 19' 28"W T26N R43E Section 23.
Contact Information: Kathy Cutler, Spokane WA, 509-466-2113
There are 505 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b/o = brother of
c/o = child of
d/o = daughter of
f/o = father of
h/o = husband of
s/o = sister of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Aug 24, 1999, last edited Jan 14, 2012:
“This rural cemetery is located in northeast of Spokane. To reach it one can drive from Spokane by way of Bigelow Gulch road for about 2 mile and take a left onto Orchard Prairie Road. It is another 1.6 miles, on the right side of the road.”
“The records show the first burial to be in 1884. This is two years before Union Cemetery Association was formed, which was on Feb. 20, 1886.”
“I found that while it is not a perpetual care cemetery, it is kept mowed and in good condition. I have compared my readings with Spokane Rural Cemeteries, Vol. 3, pub. 1963 by EWGS. Some have location which are from these records. The location is shown with numbers indicating the lot and letters indicating the block.”
“*Some members of the Sjostrand family changed their surname to Paulson, others changed it to Hartson.”
“** I placed a double asterisk after all readings done the first time which I did not find a marker for this time. There were some which I could not read, so it does not mean all do not have a marker, but most do not.”
“I surveyed this cemetery on Jul 14, 1999 and then I walked it again on Nov 17, 2001 & again in Sep 2009, using my digital camera. Some burials do not have markers. Also some obits added.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Union 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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