Contributed by Pat Rice, Mar 12, 2000, last edited Apr 18, 2009
Total records = 12.
The six stones and nine remaining graves were as follows on 19 May
1999 and transcribed by Pat Rice.
St. John Cemetery is about 10 miles northwest of Almira (Lincoln County)
and just inside Grant County at the intersection of county roads UNE
and 48NE. It was formed on 11 May 1900, by the sale of land from Robert
Kirby to the Catholic Diocese of Nisqually. At that time, it was in
Douglas County, becoming part of Grant County when it was formed in
It is small, unfenced and untended, but easily accessible from the road.
A church once stood on the southeast corner of the cemetery grounds,
but as numbers dwindled, it closed with statues going to the church
in Coulee Dam and bell to St. Henry's in Grand Coulee.
When the cemetery was revisited in June of 2003, rough measurements
of the present cemetery were 190 feet east and west, and 220 north and
south. Measurements were taken on the fence line, where the steel fence
posts are sitting. There is no fencing on the posts. The adjacent farmer
has left an untilled border outside the cemetery of about 6 feet.
Kelley, Esther M., b. Mar 26, 1913, d. Oct 06, 2001
Kelley, Philip W., b. May 30, 1920, Apr 30, 1999, MOMM2 US Navy
Melin, Luke, b. 8 Mar 1840, d. 7 Dec 1904, born Roscommon
Murphy, A.J., b. 4 Jan 1872, d. 8 Jun 1908, On the back, "All
Ye who pass this way please say "Pator Ave" for the soul of me. Requiescat
in Pace". This marker is a gray metal formed cross, hollow, and is good
O'Neil, Andrew, b. 18 Jul 1854, d. 10 Sep 1914, May He Rest In
Riendeau, Alderic Jr., b. 1861, d. 1936, s/w Alderic & Mary
Riendeau, Alderic, b. 1800, d. 1905, s/w Alderic Jr & Mary
Riendeau, Alderic, b. 22 Oct 1900, d. 14 Apr 1905, son of A.
and Mary Riendeau
Riendeau, Mary E., b. 1865, d. 1921 "Mother" on footstone, s/w
Alderic & Alderic Jr.
Veronneau, H., b. 1832, d. 1927
Veronneau, Theophile, b. 1 Dec 1832, d. 18 Dec 1915
At the time of gathering data for the History of Almira, published
in 1989, one more stone was tallied, it is now missing:
Kelly, Maggie M, d. 16 Oct 1898, 24y 4m 7d, Beloved daughter
of Phoebe and Patrick Kelly. It has been found that Maggie Kelly was
disinterred and moved to Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane, WA by her family.