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Moran Cemetery
Spokane County, Washington

65th & Regal, Spokane WA
509-448-0423 or 509-448-8564

Contact address:
7204 S Palouse Hwy, Spokane WA 99223

Lat: 47° 35' 45"N, Lon: 117° 22' 07"W
T24N R43E Sec. 4

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Feb 07, 2001, last edited Sep 26, 2014 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 1,209.

Moran cemetery is located at 65th and Regal St, west of Regal and north of 65th street in south Spokane WA, on Moran Prairie.

The deed between the Moran Cemetery Association and John E Reed of Spokane Falls was signed on Nov 02, 1891. The sum of $10.00 was paid for the property. Thomas Weger established Moran Cemetery on his land about 1889, naming it for Joseph Moran.

A few bodies were removed from the Cannon Hill Cemetery, which was in Spokane, in 1889. Because of this we find some graves with burial dates back to 1883, however I only have them back to 1876, which means I am missing some.

According to the sexton, Joanne Brown, it is owned by the county under the supervision of District #3 Cemetery Board of Spokane County WA. I have repeatedly tried to obtain a copy of the sexton files and am refused.

A survey of this cemetery was first completed by Vicki and Mike Morris and myself in the summer of 2000. I transcribed from these readings and then compared this with a transcription from "Spokane County Rural Cemeteries", pub. 1961 by EWGS.

I found many duplicates, due to some listed with different names in older records. Some listings are also really unidentifiable, so I have tried to list those on the miscellaneous page. Perhaps one day we can know who they are. There were some footstones which I did not list if they are only initials.

Names with an asterisk * at the end of their entry, are from 1961 reading and have no headstone. I only have the actual location on a few. The rest I have listed in the section, if I found a stone in my 2005 visit. There are four Sections, A, B, C and D.

I revisited the cemetery Aug 30, 2005 using my digital camera, and have a photo of all existing and legible stones or markers. It is very evident that there are many missing markers and stones. In Section C there are only a few existing stones. In some areas family has replaced the older stone. Some which were in my first reading are now missing. I have tried to label these accordingly.

- Maggie Rail

Earliest burial listed - 1876
Last burial listed - 2013


1-2-B indicates burial in grave # 1 Lot 2 Section B
* + = no photo, info from 1961 reading
+ = no photo, info from my first reading or obits
ns = no stone

c/o = child of
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
l/o = lot owned by
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
Sec = section
Sib. = Siblings
sss = shared surname stone
w/o = wife of

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