File 10  M through Z



                                                                  Submitted by Marge Womach



Mangum, Harold     5-20-1927

“The drowning last Monday of Harold Mangum, 23, University of Oregon football star, in the Willamette river, again brings to mind two important things. One of these is that everyone should learn to swim and the other is that non-swimmers should stay out of canoes.” (Citizen: 5-20-1927)


Martin, Richard             9-18-1939

“Richard Martin.—Passed away Sept 18, at his home at 928 Providence . Survived by his wife, Helen S. Martin at the home. His last services have been entrusted to the care of the Smith Funeral Home, W1124 Riverside.” (Spokesman Review: 9-18-1939)


Martin, Robert             9-18-1939

“Robert Henry Foster Martin.—Passed away Sept 17 in this city. His home was at E1108 Olympic. Husband of Alice F. Martin at the home; father of Robert B. Martine, Spokane . He was a retired minister of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a resident of Spokane the last 22 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home.” (Spokesman Review: 9-18-1939)


McKee, E. J .                      2-28-1941

“Ernest McKee was born Nov 21, 1863 in Ottawa township, Minnesota. He went to Walla Walla in 1870 with his parents where they farmed in the vicinity of Dayton until 1888. Coming to this district in 1888, Mr. McKee homesteaded the farm near what is now Bluestem, where the M McKee family resides.  The original homestead is one-half mile east of the spot on which the farm buildings now stand.  Mr. McKee married Miss Mae Romane in 1886, and they reared their family on the farm. In 1920, the McKee moved to Spokane.  Following a long illness, Mr. McKee passed away in a Spokane hospital, Feb 13, and funeral services were conducted from Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home Feb 17. Pall bearers included old-time friends of the family, Clyde Warwick, of Bluestem, Joe Yadon, Harry Gray, A C Peterson, Will Hayes and Russell S. Reid, all of Spokane.  Mr Gray, at one time, worked for Mr. McKee. Mrs. Hayes at one time farmed the land near Bluestem where the Blys now reside. Dr H. A. VanWinkle was minister in charge.  The songs were requests from the family, and included ‘Beautiful Isle’ and ‘Rock of Ages’.” (Citizen: 2-288-1941)


Mead, W. J . (Pilly)            5-11-1923

“Pilly Mead Died. Chas Amrine received word some time ago that W. J. ‘Pilly’ Mead had died of tuberculosis over on the coast. Mrs. Mead, mother of the deceased, had communicated with Mr. Amrine, Post Commander of the Legion. ‘Pilly’ mad a fine fight for life and through the aid of the Red Cross probably lived two or three years longer than he otherwise would have. He left Edgewood about a year ago and came her eon a visit and looked fine. Apparently he could not stand the coast climate and may have failed to take proper care of himself.  Miss Morgan, who works at Woods’ store, was his nurse at Edgecliffe and stated that he was always full of fun and was the life of his ward.” (Citizen: 5-11-1923)


Moeller, Agnes G.             8-31-2006

“Agnes G. (Simpson) Moeller.  Harrington.—At the family’s request, no service is planned for Agnes G. (Simpson) Moeller, 87, of Harrington, who died Aug 26 in Davenport .  She was born July 30, 1919, in Harrington to George and Agnes ( Duncan ) Simpson. She belonged to Bluestem Grange since March 1951 and also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Harrington, holding the position of Noble Grand. She also was treasurer of the Harrington High School Alumni Association. Her husband, William F Moeller, Sr, and a son, Harold, preceded her in death. She leaves three children, Karen Moeller of Lynnwood , WA , Ronald Moeller of Harrington, and Paul Moeller of Ramstein , Germany ; and a sister, Janet (Simpson) Wagner of Spokane, WA.  Interment will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Ritzville. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-31-2006)


Owen, Henrietta Cook   3-18-1932

“Mrs. Henrietta Cook Owen, 77, wife of Mr. O. V. Owen, died at her home in Harrington, Washington on Monday, March 14, 1932 following an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. The remains were taken to the Harrington Funeral Home by Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Turner.  Funeral services will be held this (Friday) morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Evangelical church, the Rev L. N. Hoagland officiating, and interment will be in Riverside Park Cemetery in Spokane.  Henrietta Cook was born in Illinois, March 18, 1854 and was united in marriage with Omer Victor Owen near Emerson, Iowa, June 9, 1878. To this union there were born seven children, three sons and four daughters. One son died in infancy, their daughter Iva departed this life at the age of 26 and Cora died at the age of 45; leaving four surviving children—two sons and two daughters: Victor Owen, Spokane, WA; Mrs. Pearl McKimm and Mrs. Amy Grohaugh, both of Washington, DC. One brother and four sisters survive her: William Cook, Webster, Kansas; Mrs. Ella Owen, Mt Pleasant, Iowa, (the brothers married sisters). Mr. Cymphia Esplain, Omaha,  Nebraska; Mrs Mary Freeman, Edminton, Oklahoma; and Julia Cookskie in California.  Mr..and Mrs. Owen came to Washington State in 1912, locating at Spokane. Two years later they located on a farm 18 miles west of Harrington where they remained until they gave up farming and moved to Harrington where they remained until they gave up farming and moved to Harrington five years ago. Mrs. Owen was a member of the Methodist church all her life. Her son and wife came down from Spokane the middle of last week and her other son, Victor, arrived from Toledo, on the coast, Friday evening of last week. A daughter, Mrs. Pearl McKimm arrived in Spokane from Washington, DC, Thursday evening and was met there by Melvin Owen who brought her to Harrington.  Mrs. Owen was a kind and loving wife and mother and a good neighbor and will be missed by all those who knew her. The sorrowing husband and children have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances who have come to know them through their years of residence in this locality.” (Citizen: 3-18-1932)


Paul, Richard A                2009

“Richard A ‘Dick’ Paul, age 92.—Passed away on Nov 29, 2009 in Spokane, WA. He is survived by his daughter, Rose Marie Quigley and Dr Jim of Spokane , WA , four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two brothers, Jack and Joe Paul, both of Reardan , WA , two sisters, Doris Miller of Freeman , WA , and Mary Mercer of Kennewick , WA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and friends. He was a 50 year charter member of the Reardan Lions Club and a member of the Spring Creek Grange. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine and one brother, Bill Paul. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church , Reardan , WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review; submitted)


Reading,  Bess                       12-02-1938

“In a letter to The Citizen from Jams S. Freece, attorney at Yakima , the sad news is brought to Harrington of the death of Mrs. Bess Reading, at Ann Arbor, Michigan. She passed away Saturday, Nov 26, from complications following a major operation. The Readings came here about Oct 3, 1914, from Metaline Falls, where they had resided five years. Mr. Reading was first prosecuting attorney of the then new Pend O’Reille County. He also practiced law at Ione and Newport.  The Readings became actively interested in Harrington life and during the twelve years they lived here they became affiliated with fraternal  orders, the former Presbyterian church, and were among the leading persons interested in the merger of the Presbyterian and Baptist churches into the new Congregational denomination. Mrs. Reading was a member of the church and Ladies’ Aid, the Woman’s Club, Bright Hope chapter OES, and a charter member of chapter AG, PEO.  Mrs. Reading was a talented violinist, and often appeared on programs. The Reading family left Harrington June 1, 1926 for Ann Arbor, Michigan , where he became a partner in a law firm with his brother. An account of their leaving Harrington, following several weeks of entertaining by clubs and individual friends, in The Citizen recalls that ‘seventy-five friends gathered at the train to see them off and wish them a pleasant journey and good fortune in their new home.  Surviving Mrs. Reading are her widower, Harry W. Reading, and children, Betty (Mrs. Arthur Mosier), Joanna and Ned Reading; and her mother, Mrs. Carrie Waltz, who has made her home with the Readings, coming here with them from Metaline Falls. The Readings and Mr. and Mrs. James Freese are close friends, the men having been class mates at the University of Michigan, from where they graduated in 1906. Last summer the Freeses, who also are former Davenport residents, made an extended visit to the Readings in Ann Arbor.” (Citizen: 12-02-1938)


Reid, E. E.                        1-02-1925

“E. E. Reid Passes.  E. E .Reid, who lived in Harrington for several years, and worked in the Harrington harvester factory, died in Spokane Christmas night. While Mr. and Mrs. Reid resided here they were affiliated with Bright Hope Chapter,  No. 79, OES. The Spokesman-Review gives the following account of the death:  ‘E. E .Reid, age 68, in business here, died at his home, W1523 Sharp avenue, Christmas night, after a sickness of four or five years. Coming here from Warren, Ohio, in 1889, he conducted the Reid Machine Works for many years until interrupted by sickness. Mr. Reid was past master of Tyrian Lodge of the Masonic fraternity and is survived by a widow, Mary, two sons, Albert E Reid, secretary-treasurer of the Union Securities company, and W K Reid, and a sister, Elizabeth, who is the wife of Dr Edward Pittwood. Funeral services will be held at Smith & Co’s at 1 p.m. today, the Rev Henry A. VanWinkle of the Central Christian church officiating, and in Greenwood Cemetery by the Masonic fraternity. The pallbearers will be past masters of the lodge’.”  (Citizen: 1-02-1925)


Rennie, Frank                  7-21-1939

“Early Harrington Miller and Later County Sheriff Died in Seattle Hotel.  Frank B. Rennie, 62, former Lincoln County sheriff, died in his hotel room in Seattle a week ago Saturday from an internal hemorrhage. Funeral services were held last week Tuesday form Hazen and Jaeger in Spokane, with the Spokane Elks lodge in charge. Mr. Rennie came to Harrington in 1902 as miller for the Harrington Milling Company, and after five years here, he moved to Reardan as head miller for the Washington Grain and Milling Company. He drove the inter-urban stage between Spokane and Davenport for some time, and in 1914 was named deputy sheriff under Sheriff John A. Level. In 1918 he was elected sheriff, and re-elected in 1920, as the term in those days only included two years.  In about 1924 he was named deputy sheriff of Whitman County by Sheriff William Cole, and later was appointed as a highway patrol when Sheriff Cole was named to the newly organized highway patrol.  He was head of the patrol in Eastern Washington until three years ago and was a member of the patrol until May 1939, when he was placed on the retirement list because  of ill health.  His widow, Mrs. Elsie S. Rennie of Portland, Oregon, one daughter, Miss Elinor Rennie, Seattle, and two brothers, Alex Rennie of Corvallis, Oregon, and Will Rennie of Thurston, Oregon, survive him. Mr. Rennie was regarded as an outstanding peace officer for 25 years. His terms of sheriff of Lincoln County were during the troublesome early prohibition era, and his work was exceptional in capturing rum runners. His activities with the highway patrol also won for him favorable comment. Captain F. E. Morgan, eastern Washington patrol head, said of him: ‘Frank Rennie was one of the best liked and most competent officers in the state patrol.”  (Citizen: 7-21-1939)


Rouse, Eugene A.         7-27-2006

“Davenport.—Funeral for Eugene A. Rouse, 83, a longtime Spokane resident, was Wednesday, July 26, at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Mr. Rouse died July 19. He was born Dec 9, 1922, in Davenport and raised at Bald Ridge and Mondovi prior to moving to West Spokane.  He attended Cheney High School and served as a corporal in the US Marine Corps during WW II. He retired from the Carpenters Union and was a longtime member of the Springhill Grange. He also was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping. He was preceded in death by two wives, Rose (in 1975) and Shirley (2005); and a brother, George Edward Rouse. He leaves a sister, Ellen Heinemann; two sons, Ray Rouse and John Rouse; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 7-27-2006)


Savelesky, Paul               1-18-2007

“Davenport.—Word of the Dec 15, 2006 death of Paul Martin Savelesky, 71, of Walla Walla , was received this week. Born Aug 28, 1935, in Davenport to Henry L. and Verna P. (Boleneus) Savelesky, he was a 1955 Davenport High School graduate. While a freshman in high school, he began his own radio repair ship and worked with a radio repair business in Davenport. He also had a paper route, shoveled coal and helped with his father’s masonry business. He later was employed by General Telephone and installed central switching stations in the Pacific Northwest . He worked for the Xerox Corp. until 1977. After his Dec 30, 1965, marriage to Anna Virginia Dodge, the couple lived in Edmonds, Monroe and Bainbridge Island, in western Washington, until their 1977 move to Walla Walla .  He was known for his love for restoring cars. One such vehicle was a 1955 Chevrolet he purchased in 1956 and customized. He sold the car after his marriage, but got it back in 1998 and restored it all over again. It was his pride and joy and he showed the car throughout the Northwest. He belonged to the Walla Walla Hot Wheels, now the Walla Walla Cruisers. He belonged to St Paul ’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla, Blue Mountain Dressage and Combine Training Association and served in the US Air Force Reserve. Preceding him in death were two brothers and a sister. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Victoria ‘Vikki’ (and Brad) Ernst of Deer Park; a sister, Dorothy Savelesky of San Diego, CA; six brothers, Earl of Carnation, WA; David of Soap Lake; Mark and the Rev Michael, both of Spokane; and Henry and Melvin, both of Walla Walla; and the pending arrival of a grandchild. Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla .” (Davenport Times: 1-18-2007)


Shaw, Edward Everett    7-12-1935

“Edward Everett Shaw, an eccentric bachelor pioneer, was buried on Wednesday from Ritzville. The man, who always carried a small black satchel with him, was believed to be wealthy and a check-up of his assets revealed about $12,000, most of it in government bonds and savings certificates. Heirs include 13 cousins.” (Odessa Record: 7-12-1935)


Soliday, Lillian Mae     3-01-2007

“Reardan.—Public memorial service for Lillian Mae (Koenig) Soliday, 82, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Colbert Presbyterian Church in Colbert, following a private family burial at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Mrs. Soliday died Wednesday, Feb 28, after a battle with cancer. Born July 23, 1924, in Underwood, ND, she was the daughter of Fred and Bertha Koenig and grew up with six siblings, Leroy, Melvin, Doyle, Mildred, Lois and Enid. She graduated from Underwood High School after an impressive record in track, defeating everyone she competed against in the 100 and the high jump.  After high school she went to Washington, DC, to work for the Internal Revenue Service, transferring to the Hawaiian Islands where she met and married her husband of 62 years, Clarence (Solly) Soliday on Sept 16, 1945. When they returned to the mainland they lived in Dayton, Usk, Kettle Falls, Long Lake (Reardan), and back to Usk in 1982 where they lived out their dream of building a log home on the Soliday family ranch. Her family remembers that she was ‘actively involved in anything and everything her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were involved in. She was an ardent follower of their sporting events her whole life. She loved her Lord Jesus and was devoted to her community church in Dalkena, never saying ‘no’ to a job that needed to be done. She was a loving prayer warrior. From scout leader in Kettle Falls to chairwoman of the Stevens County republican Women, she gave her best to any task before her. But the primary goal of her life was to enhance her family’s lives with her unconditional support. There wasn’t anyone who met her that didn’t love her right away because of her sweet, positive spirit, and no one would ever go hungry for food or love in her presence’.  Besides her husband, she leaves four sons and daughters-in-law: Clayton (Patsy), Larry (Mona), Jack (Karen), and Ron (Pam), all of Reardan; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mildred Johnson of Bismarck, ND, and Enid Mummert of Seattle; a brother, Doyle Koenig of Garrison, ND; and many nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 3-01-2007)


Stack, Michael             2-14-1913

“Michael Stack, a pioneer of this section, died of heart failure on the 6th inst.  The remains were shipped to Spokane to the Buchanan Undertaking Parlors, from whence burial was made in Fairmont Cemetery , Monday, the funeral being under direction of Father Cunningham.  For years Michael Stack has been a familiar character about Edwall, where he endured all the hardships and privations of an early pioneer. He was kindhearted and liberal and leaves to mourn his loss a wife, two sons and a daughter, one son, Gerry, the youngest, having made his home continuously. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of their friends in their irreparable loss.” (Citizen: 2-14-1913)

Stentzel, Bertha              9-24-1970

“Mrs. Bertha Stentzel passed away Sept 15, at the Baptist Manor in Portland , Oregon where she had made her home for the past 28 years. Mrs. Stentzel was born Nov 1, 1873 in Lodz , Poland and came to America in 1907. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Stentzel and one daughter. She is survived by her children, Mrs. Louis Schultz of Harrington; Ted Stentzel and Fred Stentzel of Spokane ; Mrs. Asoph Krueger and Mrs. Gene Mohr of Colfax; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in Colfax.” (Davenport Times: 9-24-1970)


Stockman, Stanley R.    d. 4-23-2010

“Stanley R. Stockman, age 79,--Passed away April 23, 2010 in Spokane, WA; his home, Cheney, WA. He is survived by four daughters, Sherri Stockman of Seattle, WA; Kathy Stockman and husband Greg Fisher of Tacoma, WA; Julie Schmick of Sunnyside, WA; and Susan Stockman of Federal Way, WA. He has four grandchildren: Nathan and Shelby Fisher and Dan and Ayla Schmick. His companion Rae Pedigo of Cheney, WA and four step-children: Anita Harman of Sprague, WA; David Harman of Woodinville, WA; Michael Harman of Spokane, WA; and Richard Harman of Sprague, WA along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Marlene. He was a 1949 Ritzville High School graduate. Funeral services, Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Mr. Stockman will lie-in-state at the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from noon till 5 p.m. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)


Stromberger, Dorothy   d. 4-28-2010

“Dorothy Margaret (Krause) Stromberger, age 86.—Passed away in her sleep April 28, 2010 at home in Ritzville, WA. The daughter of Ernest and Wilhelmina (Thom) Krause, she was born May 3, 1923 in Ritzville. She is survived by four daughters: Beth Ann (Lee) Insko, Elgin, OR, Joan (Ray) Schmitt, Sprague, WA; Mary Kaye (Roger) Klein, Edwall, WA; Amy Jo Galbreath, Ritzville; and one son Raymond (Tina) Stromberger, Ritzville; 17 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, 1983, her siblings: Evelyn Langeheder Keuter, 2005, Vernon and Milton Krause, in the flu epidemic of 1918, Norman Krause, 2001, and Robert Krause, who drowned in Sprague Lake, 1942. Viewing will be Thursday, May 6 at noon to 5 p.m. at Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville. Burial with vault interment will be Friday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ritzville, followed by a family dinner at noon at Emanuel Lutheran Church , Ritzville. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. at Emanuel with refreshments following. Danekas Funeral, Ritzville, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)


Stuermer, E. F.               11-02-1945

“Shorty Stuermer Dies in St Luke’s at Spokane.  E. F. Stuermer of Sprague, formerly of Harrington, was taken to St Luke’s hospital in Spokane last week Tuesday for treatment. He passed away Monday of this week. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov 1, at 2:30 from the Smith Funeral Home in Spokane with Rev E. Marvin officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane.  Surviving Mr. Stuermer are his wife at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Stauffer, Marshall; Mrs. John Howard Park, Bethesda, MD; one son, E. H. Stuermer, Inglewood, CA; and Lt. (jg) L. Ivan Hardman, whom the Stuermers raised; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Sprague. Mr. Stuermer was employed by the Washington Water Power Company at the sub-station.” (Citizen: 11-02-1945)


Vradenburg-Byrd, Othel , 11-09-2006

“Davenport.—Othel Marie Vradenburg-Byrd, 88, daughter of Davenport pioneers Benjamin and Ruth (Phinney) Jaynes, died Sunday, Nov 5. Visitation is scheduled Nov 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jones and Jones Funeral Home, 21 S Chelan Ave, in Wenatchee. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov 15, with interment following at Entiat Cemetery A 60-year resident of Entiat, where she lived at the time of her death, she was born Oct 29, 1918, and graduated in 1936 from Davenport High School.  She was a homemaker and apple orchardist. She leaves a son, Keith (and Leslie) Vradenburg of Entiat; and two daughters, Arlene Keeler of Wenatchee and Karen (and Ron) Reeden of Kennewick.” (Davenport Times: 11-09-2006)


Wagner, Ida                    6-15-1951

“Death came to Mrs. L. F. Wagner Tuesday noon, after a short hospitalization at Sacred Heart, although after a longer period of illness. She enjoyed the comfort of her lovely home and received care form close relatives until home facilities were not convenient. She was taken to the hospital last week Monday.  Born at LaCross , Wisconsin, Ida Sierman moved with her parents to Albert Lea, Minnesota, as a girl. She was educated in Minnesota for the teaching profession and came to Washington as a high school teacher of English and other languages.  She was married to Dr L F Wagner in 1907. That summer the couple came to Harrington where they had since resided.  Mrs. Wagner was interested in travel, and in the fall of 1931 she accompanied the doctor to Budapest, Vienna, where he went to study. She enjoyed the experiences she shared of the culture, literature and art of the old world. She spent a season in New York when her husband did post graduate work at a medical college there. The past two winters, Dr and Mrs..Wagner vacationed in Hawaii.  As a young woman Mrs. Wagner was confirmed in the Lutheran church. She united by letter with the Harrington Presbyterian church, and after the merger of that denomination and the local Baptist church, she transferred her membership to the new Community church during the pastorate of Rev Kenneth Claypool. She was a member of Bright Hope Chapter, Eastern Star and the woman’s club.  Surviving her are her husband at their home here; sisters, Mrs. Rose Crandall, Springfield, Oregon; Mrs. Clara Driscoll, Antigo, Wisconsin; Mrs. J. A. Delameter, Portland, Oregon (who had been with her since early in May); brothers, John Sierman, Tacoma and Fred Sierman, Puyallup; and nieces and nephews.  Dr Wagner’s sister, Mrs. Miho, of Montana, has been here since Sunday.  She is the former Jennie Wagner Krumholz, and made her home with the Wagners while she attended high school at Harrington. Mrs. Crandall was in Spokane since Friday to be near her sister. Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Wagner this afternoon, June 15, at 2 o’clock, from the Community church.  Bumgarner Funeral Home is in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane.” (Citizen: 6-15-1951)


Wallace, Dennis M.      2-01-2007

“Spokane.—Memorial service for Dennis M. Wallace, 59, of Spokane is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 3, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home in Spokane. Mr. Wallace who practiced law in the Spokane area for 30 years, died Jan 29. His favorite passion was genealogy and he discovered through research that his extensive American family first landed in Baltimore, MD, in 1650. They were active in the independence of this country. One of his family members was Gen. George Patton.  Mr Wallace spent his youth in southern CA. After moving to Spokane, he left only to attend Emory Law School, then returned to practice law, wanting especially to help those with limited resources and ‘to bring fairness to his clients and to help people.’  He leaves his children, Elizabeth Wallace and Richard Wallace, both of Spokane; two brothers, David Wallace of CA and Randy Wallace of Texas; a sister, Bonnie Ackerman of Deer Park; his mother, Bonnie Lenz of Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews.”  (Davenport Times: 2-01-2007)


Warwick , Rebecca           d. 11-10-1936

“Edwall Friends Attend Last Rites of Mrs. Warwick.  Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Warwick, a pioneer of the Edwall region, were held in Spokane Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Warwick passed away Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Whitney, in Spokane. Besides Mrs. Whitney she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Pearl Vehrs in Seattle and two sons, Thurston and Elmer, both of Conrad, Montana.  Among those from Edwall who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Larrabee, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Springer, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McNeilly, Peggy Service, Maude DeSpain, Carl Anderson and E. B. McMahon.”  (Citizen: 11-13-1936) “Rebecca Frances Warwick. Died: 10 Nov 1936, age 83, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: John Webster. Mother: Anderson. Spouse: James F. Warwick.” (WA State Death Records: batch id #276688)


Witt, Grace                    6-18-1954

“Mrs. George Will (Grace) died at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Thursday morning following a long and serious illness. Rosary was said Monday evening, June 14, at 8 o’clock at Smith Funeral Home, and last rites were held Tuesday, June 15, at 8 a.m. from Our Lady of Lourdes cathedral, Father Bernard J. Barry officiating. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Grace Alice Witt was born in 1881 at Elgin, Illinois, daughter of Elizabeth and Milton Earin. She moved to Spirit Lake, Idaho, in 1912, and also resided in Spokane. She was married to George M. Witt, Harrington pioneer in 1915 and came to Harrington to make her home. She resided here until Mr. Witt’s death Jan 10, 1924 after which she soon moved to Spokane.  Mrs. Witt is survived by five daughters, Mrs. William Martin, Wenatchee; Mrs. John McGough, Moscow, Idaho; Miss Vivian Witt, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Helen Morrison, Moses Lake; Mrs. Merle Johnston, Ritzville; two sons, Robert A Brown, Nuevo Laredo Tonaupilas, Mexico, and Clarence M. Witt, San Mateo, California; one brother, Arthur L. Earin, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 15 grand children, 11 great grandchildren; 5 nieces, Mrs. Robert McCullough, Prineville, OR; Mrs. Dorothy Sonnechson, Coeur d’Alene, W. H. Kelborne of Germany; Mrs. Barbara Alexander, Coeur d’Alene, and Miss Jean Earin, Coeur d’Alene; two nephews, Arthur D. and Robert Earin, both of Coeur d’Alene. Miss Vivian Witt had been with her step-mother for several weeks, coming form Chicago for that purpose; Clarence Witt came for the last rites as did also all others of the Witt family.  During Mrs. Witt’s ten years residence in Harrington she was active in club work in the community and made hosts of friends.” (Citizen: 6-18-1954)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted September 2010

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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