Almira, Lincoln County, Washington
Lat: 47° 42' 14"N, Lon: 118° 57' 22"W
T26N R31E Sec 32
Contributed by Pat Rice, Mar 31, 2004, last edited Apr 18, 2009 [email@example.com]. Total records = 1,194.
Located on the far western edge of Lincoln County, in the SW corner of section 32 township 26N, range 31E, containing approximately 4.25 acres and situated about one-half mile west of town on Old Highway 2.
Almira Cemetery came into being following the death of the founder's first child in 1886. When the founder himself, Charles Davis, died in 1899, his widow sold the two acres to the town (held by the school district until the town was incorporated) for one dollar. Another two-plus acres were added in 1929, bringing the area to just over 4 acres.
The Town of Almira is responsible for it's care. The Almira Endowment Association was formed to aid with the interest from Endowment investments. Records for the cemetery are maintained by the City of Almira. Those records were computerized and the updated completed in 2003.
Almira was one of the primary cemeteries during the construction of Coulee Dam, accounting for many of the unknowns that we have.
I have walked this cemetery numerous times, beginning in 1998, with the latest walk thru in the fall of 2003. There are 70 in unknown locations, with documentation of some sort, including burial permits and death certificates.Legend:
- Pat Rice
b. = born
d. = died
ns = no stone
bur. = buried
f/h = funeral home
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