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The Sprague Catholic Cemetery (Mary Queen of Heaven Cemetery) index lists individuals interred at the Sprague Catholic Cemetery in Lincoln County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1882-2006, and 1831 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.
Sprague Catholic Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 19' 12"N, Lon: 117° 57' 15"W T21N R38E Sec 12. To reach Sprague Catholic cemetery, drive north on Hwy 23 out of Sprague until you reach the Edwall turnoff onto SR 231. Take this road to the intersection of 1000 N SR 231 & 47000 E Catholic Cemetery Rd. Take a right turn onto this road. You should see a sign "Catholic Cemetery" on your left in about 1/2 mile.
There are 297 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
CTR = Catholic Territorial Records of Spokane
d. = died
O = Obit from newspaper
d/o = daughter of
CSL = Catholic Sprague Ledger
c/o = child of
RCL = Ritzville Catholic Ledger
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
* provided by Marge Womach
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, Jan 15, 2000, last edited Dec 29, 2009.
“This cemetery is owned by the Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in Sprague WA. It is fenced and kept clean of weeds. A problem in this area is the wind and dirt blowing in and covering the stones. In 2006, it was overgrown.”
“I surveyed it on Sep 12, 1999. Later, Marge Womach, also did research and a survey in more depth, sharing her work with me. Many of the records are from church or newspapers, since some headstones no longer exist. Marge, knowing who should be in this cemetery, proceeded to take her shovel to the cemetery and uncovered many missing headstones, making it possible to read them again after being covered over, when the winds blow the soil over them through the years. We can thank her for her efforts.”
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Sprague Catholic Cemetery (Mary Queen of Heaven Cemetery) Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, DigitalArchives,
http://www.digitialarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, August 2009.