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Greenwood Memorial Terrace
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

211 N Government Way
Spokane WA 99224

Lat: 47° 39' 25"N, Lon: 117° 28' 15"W
T25N R42E Sec 14

Transcribed and compiled by Maggie Rail 2001-2012, last edited Mar 27, 2018 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 22,779.

To reach this cemetery in Spokane, drive north on Monroe Street, turning left onto Northwest Boulevard for a mile or so. Then turn left onto Meehan Drive, and continue past the Community College. Turn left onto Government Way and continue, until you see the cemetery on your right. It will be across from Riverside Memorial Park and past Mount Nebo Cemetery.

This Endowment Cemetery was established on May 12, 1888 as Greenwood Cemetery, spearheaded by C.M. Cannon. In about 1962 the name was changed to Greenwood Memorial Terrace. In recent years it has become a part of the Fairmount Memorial Association, which includes about 7 cemeteries. In 2016 there are about 85 developed acres out of the 151 total acres that make up this cemetery. The office for this cemetery and Riverside is in the same office at Greenwood.

The first work I did in this cemetery was mostly of the Non-endowed section of Greenwood which I did in 2001. Here most of the markers have "no dates" most were a simple cement marker with just names and a number for the location in the cemetery nor could I always read the location number. This section holds those who for one reason or another chose not to be in the Endowed section. Occasionally a marker was later placed beside the small cement marker with dates. Some by no fault of their own could not afford the highter cost of a marker, some preferred not to be in the Endowed section. Some were from the poor farm of years ago. No one reason placed them in this section. I have used the abbreviation n/e to show the section they are in.

I am slowly reading the lawns as I have time. Some of the stones are buried, some missing and others very difficult to decipher. In Lawn #02 there were about 100 stones etched in Japanese, a few others with a surname and the rest in Japanese, so I was unable to transcribe those into English and include them. In lawns where the stones are older and so difficult to read, sometimes I could be incorrect in what I transcribed.

In some of the older sections I did my best, and again could be incorrect on what I transcribed. Many stones are illegible, or partly illegible, worn or covered with lichen or something to blurr the reading. Others are completely buried, gone or overgrown with shrubbery. If an upright stone falls over, they lay it flat and let the grass grow over it. Sometimes the stones are cracked from driving over them, when they mow the lawn. If a name is listed in more than one lawn, that is because I could not tell which lawn it was. I tried to catch all but may have missed some. As of Nov 02, 2012 I have walked all of the lawns on the two lower levels and a few lawns on the top terrace.

Since I read the non-endowed section, I have added records from obituaries or from family, and these have no location in the cemetery. Those with and asterisk * were acquired from obits, sometimes I forgot to add the asterisk, so any without a locations would be from obits. I also am taking one lawn at a time as I am trying to read this cemetery. This will be a slow process, the map I have shows at least 50 lawns, gardens or sections. I do have a photo of all of the legible stones in the lawns I have read. I am always willing to add names that I am missing if sent to me with proof.

Sometimes when I walked a lawn I added markers which had names only, which may or may not be buried here. Some are and some may only be a purchased lot with no one buried there yet. If anyone knows more info on these I would like to have more information on any of them. Some entries were names I found in the state digital archives listed as being buried here with no location included. I am aware that I miss many names for the older lawns where the stones are buried or no longer exist.

- Maggie Rail

* = from obit
b. = born
c/o = child of
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
m. = married
Maus = Mausoleum
n/e = non-endowed section
ns = no stone
OES = Order of Eastern Star
s/by = stone by
s/o = son of
SA = State digital archives
Sec = Section
SMR = Spokane Mortuary records
sss = shared surname stone
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
WOW = Woodman of the World
or Women of Woodcraft

Sections Completed:

Bl-27 = Block 27
GD = Garden of Deseret
L-AW = Arlington West Lawn
FMaus = Fidelity Mausoleum
L-01 = Lawn 01
L-01/02 = Lawn 01 or 02
L-02 = Lawn 02
L-03 = Lawn 03
L-04 = Lawn 04
L-05 = Lawn 05
L-06 = Lawn 06
L-07 = Lawn 07
L-08 = Lawn 08
L-09 = Lawn 09
L-09-15 = Lawn 09 or 15
L-10 = Lawn 10
L-13 = Lawn 13
L-14 = Lawn 14
L-15 = Lawn 15
L-17 = Lawn 17
L-16 = Lawn 16, Steppe
L-18 = Lawn 18
L-19 = Lawn 19
L-20 = Lawn 20
L-21 = Lawn 21
L-23 = Lawn 23
L-24 = Lawn 24
L-25 = Lawn 25

L-26 = Lawn 26
L-27 = Lawn 27
L-28 = Lawn 28
L-29 = Lawn 29
L-32 = Lawn 32
L-101 = Lawn 101
L-106 = Lawn 106
L-109 = Lawn 109
L-C = Cannon Lawn
L-CB = Cherry Blossom
L-Hon = Garden of Honor
L-Insp = Garden of Inspiration
L-P = Pring Lawn
n/e = Non-endowed Sec


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