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Saint John Catholic Cemetery
Hanson Station, Grant County, Washington

Lat: 47° 47' 11"N, Lon: 119° 02' 21"W
NW corner Sec 4, T26N R30E

Contributed by Pat Rice, Mar 12, 2000, last edited Apr 18, 2009 [rcrice@centurytel.net]. 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 1909.

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 WWII, ashes
Melin, Luke, b. 8 Mar 1840, d. 7 Dec 1904, born Roscommon Co., Ireland
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 condition.
O'Neil, Andrew, b. 18 Jul 1854, d. 10 Sep 1914, May He Rest In Peace
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.

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