This is a record of the burial and death records
from the office at Holy Cross Cemetery. This does not include
the tombstone readings, which saddens me, but when the cemetery
is so large, I reasoned a name and one date was better than nothing.
Occasionally I have added records I found in my
other work, which were not a part of the office records, but I
felt worthy of being added. One example was a list of a couple
dozen names from the records at St Anne Church in Medical Lake,
which included burials at Holy Cross. Most were simply additional
information to and existing name.
The dates are the burial dates before 1985. Starting
in January of 1985, they are the death dates. If you spot one
typed incorrectly, I apologize. A few birthdates have been added,
when I came upon them, but not many. There are many without a
date. This is because there is not one. There were periods of
time when no one kept a good record.
I do have one caution to all. There seemed to be
an unusual amount of people living over 100yr of age, so I started
checking on their birthdates. I discovered that many are errors.
I found some that only lived to be 75yr old, and it said they
lived longer, so beware, this may not be accurate.
From experience I have learned that sometimes when
it says Jan 01, then the year, for the death or burial date, this
often means the person was born or died sometime in that year.
This also can apply to the month dates. Apparently the cemetery
programs at first had to put in a date when they did not know
all of the date, it would come up 01, when only the month or year
is known. This is not to say some did not die or get buried on
the first day of a month. I doubt many were on the first day of
the year. The newer software does not do this however.
Madeline Edgren, Ila Wakley and I worked for over
a year to get the first group typed up, bringing the records up
to about March of 2000. I have since had three different updates
from the cemetery. At this time these records are complete up
to Oct 31, 2007. Entries after that date are from obits.
One other addition of 20 names were added from
the removal of the Lady of the Valley Cemetery in Stevens County
WA along with headstones and reinterred into the Holy Cross Cemetery
in Oct of 2012, per Sr Judith.
- Maggie Rail