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Holy Cross Cemetery
Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Washington
15th Ave or Dry Creek Rd
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Lat: 47° 00' 36"N, Lon: 120° 33' 58"W
T18N R18E Sec 34
Contributed by Shelli Steedman, Dec 13, 2002, last edited Sep 27, 2008 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 1,240.
To locate the cemetery, go east on 8th Street which runs in front of Central Washington University campus. Turn north on Water and west on 15th. Proceed about one mile. The cemetery is on the west side of the street.
This cemetery is owned by the Diocese of Yakima, used and maintained by Saint Andrew Catholic Church under the supervision of the diocese, 401 S Willow, Ellensburg, Washington. There is no on-site caretaker. Although the iron gate says 1914, there are earlier burials.
Sometime during the 1930s, Holy Cross Cemetery took over the county cemetery which was located in the adjoining property. Most of the county burials are located on the left (south) side of the cemetery.
Cement stones were provided by the cemetery for those who couldn't afford stones. Most of the county burials give only the death date as they were probably without families and no one knew their birthdays. Many of the county markers are badly worn and impossible to read. Because of the wear, I may have misread some of them.
I walked and transcribed this cemetery in the summers of 2002 and 2003, final transcription completed in Jan of 2004.Abbreviations:
- Shelli Steedman
cs=cement stone provided by cemetery
nd=not dead as of 10/01/03,
b/d=birth/death year same,
' '=inscribed on headstone
( )=additional information provided by WA State Death Index or SSDI
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present