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The Woodlawn Cemetery (also referred to as Englewood) index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Spokane County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1889-2011, and 1817 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 Woodlawn (Englewood) Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 38' 57"N, Lon: 117° 18' 49"W T25N, R43E Sec 24.
Address: Woodlawn cemetery is located at 8th & Thierman in Spokane WA.
There are 121 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
*no photo or stone
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Jan 28, 2000, last edited Jan 11, 2012:
“It was originally called Englewood Cemetery in 1888, when it was started by the Southern Methodist Church, one year before Washington became a state. At some later date it was renamed Woodlawn which occurred after it was taken over by Corbin Park Methodist Church.”
“The following excerpts transcribed from "Rural Cemetery Records" for Spokane County, pub. 1963 by EWGS.”
“Deed signed to Southern Methodist Church on Nov 02, 1888, put on record Nov 23, 1888, book 1 pp#43. In 1895 sold for tax of $2.96, Mar 05, 1902 assessment of 1895 made by Karl J. Cook. Plat signed by members Feb 1897. Plat book "0" page 23 at Spokane County Court House, it is called Woodlawn Park, no mention that it is a cemetery. Dedicated Sep 08, 1910. William S. Lewis, trustee. Witness: Carl W. Swanson. Lots are 16'x31.5' with 8' streets. Each lots designed to lay 16 to rest. Cemetery reportedly now belongs to Township. Original deed recorded by J.W. Woodruff.”
“In 1998 the Edgecliff community took steps to fix up this long neglected cemetery, headed by SCOPE (Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Effort.) Now in 1999 they are starting to mark all of the graves with grave markers, upon which has been placed the available information. Unfortunately upon so many, "Unknown" must be written. Wendie Kiourkas, heads up this cemetery restoration project, and she says over a year was spent searching in the courthouse and library records before they could continue. Since Woodlawn cemetery is now owned by the county, it is the neighborhood who must take care of it, and are doing so by donations and volunteer work.”
“In about 2005 the Fairmount Corporation purchased this cemetery. On Jun 02, 2006 I revisited, and it has a new wrought iron fence in the front, with two butterfly gardens and a wall for cremains. Lawn has been planted, with a sprinkler system, creating a beautiful cemetery.”
“I noticed one thing. They did this over an area which had white crosses the last time I was there. I am wondering what they did with those, as I could not find them. Perhaps they were removed to a different area. I have added 16 new names, but I removed the unidentifiable listings to the Miscellaneous area.”
“I walked the cemetery on May 13, 1999, but very few headstones still existed. I have added to my readings from the records SCOPE supplied me along with some from the above mentioned publications.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Woodlawn Cemetery (Englewood) 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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