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This database is an index to the Schultz Memorial Cemetery located in Ruff, Grant County, Washington.
There are 69 names listed.
Lat: 47° 12' 37"N, 118° 59' 60"W
T20N R30E Section 24
Just west of Moses Lake, from I-90 take the Warden exit and travel north about 1 mile. Turn right at the stop sign and continue about 1 mile east, you will come to a sign that says Ruff. Turn left (north) till you come to several very large grain elevators. After Ruff continue on Road W NW about 4 more miles. Cemetery will be on the right.
This cemetery is considered to be in Ruff WA, which is still a community. The cemetery is actually in the midst of a very rural area. I was unable to find out who owns and maintains this cemetery. It contains the burials of many of the early German settlers to this area.
It appears to be cared for by the individual families with perhaps a couple cleanings spring and fall by a group of the locals. If anyone has a name I am missing who is buried here, I would be very happy to add to my work.
Judging from the dates on the stones, it started at the turn of the century. It is not being used that often in the last few years.
I read this cemetery on May 21, 2005, using my digital camera. This includes all existing stones and markers to that date. Those followed by an * asterisk I did not get a photo of.
- Maggie Rail
c/o = child of
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = on of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Database: Shultz Memorial Cemetery 1903-2005. ONLINE 2010. Washington Secretary of State. Index and transcription notes donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.