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The Whelan Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Whelan Cemetery located in Whelan, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1879-1922. 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.
Whelan Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 46' 40"N, Lon: 117° 06' 45"W T15N R45E Sec 23
There are 26 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Aug 08, 2007, last edited Dec 18, 2009:
“To reach this cemetery, take Hwy 27 northeast out of Pullman about one mile. At Pullman-Albion Road on your left, turn right or east onto Whelan Road which goes east at the Y in the road, east of the Hwy. This will continue until you run out of blacktop and onto gravel road, the cemetery will be on your right directly, hard to spot.”
“The Whelan Cemetery was established in 1888, though there are earlier burials. It was used by the people in the small town of Whelan, which was up the road a ways further. Today this cemetery gets very little care. A new gate has been installed, but no care was evident in the cemetery. I found waist high weeds and grasses.”
“There are stones overturned, some with the top missing or hidden in the overgrowth, several illegible stones and unmarked graves. Entries followed by an asterisk * denote burials I found in a transcription done in 1973 by the Lartigues. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of these listings.”
“I visited and read all of the existing and legible stones and markers I could find in this cemetery on Jul 21, 2007, using my digital camera.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Whelan 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, March 2011.