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The Spalding Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Spalding Cemetery located in Almota, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1878-1941. 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.
Spalding Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 42' 20"N, Lon: 117° 27' 49"W T14N R42E Sec 13
There are 20 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
c/o = child of
d/o = dau of
h/o = husband of
s/w = stone with
sss = shares surname stone
* = from 1973 work of Weston & Carrie Lartigue
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Jul 10, 2007, last edited Feb 11, 2011:
“The cemetery is east of the road on the right side as you leave Almota. I had to return twice as they would not let me in when it is rattlesnake weather. When I was there it was still very dry and I did not dare to drive up as I might have caused a fire, the grasses were so dry.”
“This cemetery contains Pioneer missionaries, and some of their young children. In 1973 the land was owned by Larry Hickman of Colfax. I am not sure who owns the land at this time.”
“It is said that there were 25-30 graves in this old family cemetery, many without markers now. Some were wooden crosses which have disappeared a long time ago.”
“I visited this cemetery on Jun 29, 2007 and read all existing and legible markers and stones, using a digital camera, thus I have a photo of all existing markers. There were some stones I could not read.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Spalding Cemetery (Whitman 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 2011.