Transcribed and formatted by Maggie Rail, © Jun 30, 2000, last edited
Jan 14, 2015 [email@example.com].
Total records = 55,253.
To reach this cemetery in Spokane take Wellesley Avenue west from Division
Street and continue for about 4 miles. Wellesley Avenue dead ends at the
This cemetery was founded in 1888, and was at first established as
Spokane's "Official City and County Burial Ground." It covers about
220 acres, with 87 acres developed, and located high on the rimrock
of the Spokane River. The cemetery overlooks the "Bowl And Pitcher"
and Riverside State Park.
This cemetery is now owned and maintained by the Fairmount Memorial
Corporation, which owns about 5 cemeteries in Spokane WA.
This is a transcription of burial records I received from the cemetery
office, with some additions when I found them. The cemetery records
consist of only one date, and sometimes no date. This date is either
a burial or death date, not always known which, so we did not guess,
but if I find it I add it. The listing for the burial location is added,
along with age and Funeral Home when available.
I had help to typed these records by Ila Wakley, Patti O'Bannon, Kelly
Sullivan and Sallie Gargis. The task seemed almost unsurmountable, but
all good things are like that at first. I see duplicates which tells
me they could be the lot owners, listed for someone else's burial site,
because the date is the same for more than one listing, with the location
We finally were able to finish typing the records up to May 30, 2000
in 2004. I have added several since, but this is not complete any further
than May of 2000. Entries followed by and asterisk *, received from
family. Entries after that date found in obits or other old records.
Sometimes I have add names found in old mortuary records. Those have
have SNR following the entry. SA were found in state death records.
If they do not have a location they may be from obits or from a family
- Maggie Rail
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
m. = married
|s/o= son of
SA = state archives
SNR = state mortuary records
w/o = wife of
* = from family