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Spalding Cemetery
Almota, Whitman County, Washington

Lat: 46° 42' 20"N, Lon: 117° 27' 49"W
T14N R42E Sec 13

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Jul 10, 2007, last edited Aug 27, 2007 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 20.

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 children of pioneer the 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. If anyone has proof of a name who is buried here which I do not have, I will be very happy to add them.

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.

- Maggie Rail

Legend:

b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
s/o = son of

s/w = stone with
sss = shared surname stone

* = from 1973 work of Weston & Carrie Lartigue

Anderson, Axel, d. 1915 *
Cornelius, child, no date, wooden marker *
Elliot, Nancy Ruth, b. Mar 24, 1851, d. Feb 21, 1902, w/o J.G.
Graysor, Laura Della, b. Jan 31, 1892, d. Feb 25, 1905
Hoare, Arthur J, b. Apr 06, 1880, d. Oct 10, 1880, s/o William and Carrie *
Hoare, Nellie Ethel, b. Jun 18, 1881, d. Jan 19, 1882, d/o William and Carrie *
Irvin, Alvin, b. Jun 01, 1882, d. 1882, s/o G. & F.E.
Laws, Etta, d. Nov 06, 1901, age: 2mo 17da, d/o F. & R L
Sampson, Alvin, d. Jun 01, 1882 *
Sampson, Fred, b. 1882, d. 1888, sss
Sampson, George F., b. 1841, d. 1888, Capt on Snake River Vessels, sss
Sampson, Harry, b. 1887, d. 1888, sss
Spalding, Effie Edith, b. Mar 21, 1879, d. Jan 14, 1880, d/o H.H. and Mary
Spalding, Glen, no dates, s/o H.H. & Mary *
Spalding, Harry, b. Jun 09, 1877, d. Oct 24, 1878, s/o H.H. and Mary
Spalding, Henry H, b. Nov 24, 1839 Lapwai ID, d. Mar 22, 1898, s/o missionaries
Spalding, Mary C, d. 1901 *
Spalding, Mary Catherine, b. 1854, d. 1941, d/o missionaries *
Spalding, Ralph, no dates, age: 18yr *
Spenger, William W, d. Apr 02, 1883, age: 57yr 7mo, stone broken

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