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The New England Cemetery (also known as Spring Hill), index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Spokane County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1914-1997, and 1858 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 New England Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 28' 35"N, Lon: 117° 35' 35"W T23N, R41 Sec 23.
Contact Information: 217 Third St, Cheney WA 99004.
There are 546 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, Jan 15, 2000, last edited Apr 01, 2010:
“New England Cemetery, (aka Spring Hill) is about 13½ acres, located west of Cheney on the south side of Hwy 904 adjacent to the highway, between Cheney-Plaza Rd and Mullinix Rd.”
“The portion nearest to town is the oldest part. The area between the gates is the final resting place for local Cheney residents. The area toward the tracks from the center road contains Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village and Broadacres burials. In the far southeast area is Potters Field. These areas are full but records are unclear where and who is buried there. Much of the area from Potters Field to the highway is unplatted.”
“There are no records indicating exactly when New England cemetery was established. The cemetery was the property of the New England Undertaking and Furniture Company. Those records are in Cowles Museum in Spokane. A Mr. Knight operated the funeral home in the early 1900s.”
“In 1930 the New England Cemetery and funeral home were sold to the Jerue family. The records did not go with the sale. When Mr. Jerue died in 1995, the funeral home was sold. However, the New England Cemetery was gifted to the Cheney Cemetery Association. Also, at this time, the Jerue books were turned over to the Association.”
“The above account from notes of the historian of the Cheney Cemetery District. The following burial list is transcribed from the Sexton files of New England Cemetery and my survey of the cemetery, where I found many headstones no longer exist. I have a photo of all existing stones and markers as taken in May of 2006. Most are Funeral Home markers. Names followed by and asterisk * are those I found no marker for.”
“Burials listed from 1914-1997. I first transcribed and compiled this in 1999, then again in 2006.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], New England Cemetery Spokane County 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 2012.
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