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Maier, Gottlieb,                    6-03-1982

“Former Davenport resident Gottlieb Maier died June 1 at his home in Spokane.  Services for Maier will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home with the Rev Berndt I. Dahl, Jr., officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. A 60 year resident of the area and a World War I veteran, Maier is survived by his wife, Merle Maier, at the home; daughters, Mrs. Evald (Margie) Holm of Spokane, Mrs. Milford (Gladys) Baxter of Davenport; step-daughter Mrs. Joe (Patricia) Barton of Spokane; step-sons Dale Fitzpatrick of Woodburn, OR, Clayton Fitzpatrick and Garnett Fitzpatrick, both of Spokane; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters Lydia Weber of Odessa and Emma Curlett of Seattle; one niece.” (Davenport Times:  6-03-1982)


Martin, Everett Giles,   d. 6-15-1944

Everett Giles Martin. Died: 6-15-1944. Birth: 6-07-1875, OR. Spouse: Viola Martin. Father: Fentley Martin. Mother: Mary Giles. Burial: St Maries, ID.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Martin, Irma L.,                   11-03-1988

“Irma L. Martin, a long time resident of Vancouver , died Oct 20, 1988, in the Hillhaven Convalescent Center. She was 87. Miss Martin was a former teacher with the Vancouver School District. She also taught high school during the 1930s in Davenport.  Survivors include a sister, Dollie Martin Miller, of Redwood City, CA; a niece, Pattsy Weiss of Palo Alto, CA; and a grandniece, Diane Raubaucher of Redmond. Funeral services were held Oct 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, Vancouver. Vancouver Funeral Chapel was in charge.” (Davenport Times:  11-03-1988)


Martin, Mrs. Jessie.,           2-09-1917

“After an illness of many weeks Mrs. Jessie Martin died Friday evening in Spokane. For some time she had been in the Harrington hospital and seemed to be on the road to recovery and had gone to Spokane to recuperate when a turn came for the worse, proving fatal. Funeral services were held last Sunday at the Lodwig parlors, and burial took place at the Riverside Park Cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. George Danford and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Charlton were among those who attended the funeral from Harrington. The husband and daughter have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sad loss.” (Citizen: 2-09-1917)


Martin, Mary Alice,           1-27-1996

“Mary Alice Martin. Died: 1-27-1996. Birth: 12-18-1937, Idaho.  Spouse: Robert Earl Martin. Father: Max Blackmer. Mother: Martha Schaefer. Burial: Pacific NW Crematorium, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Mascher, Eileen N.,           10-28-1982

“A memorial service for Eileen N. Mascher was held Oct 21 in McMinnville, OR, in the Community Christian Church. Mascher, who was 67, died Oct 17. Interment was at Riverside Memorial in Spokane Oct 22.  Born April 30, 1915, in Davenport, she was the daughter of John Roy and Roxy Brink Nicholls. She was reared and educated in Davenport, where she and her husband Cecil were married in 1944.  She lived most of her married life in Spokane where she was a member of the Soroptomist Club. She moved to McMinnville in 1979 and was a member of  the Community Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Louis Chandler of Amity, OR, and Wesley M. Mascher of Newark, NJ, two brothers, Hank and Bill Nicholls, both of Davenport, and four grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 10-28-1982)


McAllister, Archibald,      8-03-1945

“Floyd J. Underwood, Davenport attorney, has been named administrator of the estate of Archibald McAllister, who died in Ontario , Canada , leaving a $4,000 estate in Lincoln County to his widow, two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.”  (Citizen: 8-03-1945)


McCaffery, Hazel I.,             2-25-1982

“Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Davenport recently for Hazel I McCaffery who died at her home in Davenport on Feb 13 at the age of 81.  Father Tyrone Schaff conducted the mass which was held Feb 11 at 10 a.m.  Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.  The daughter of Gratz and Effie Bouslog, Mrs. McCaffery was born Jan 7, 1901 in Topeka , KS.  On Jan 1, 1919 she married the late Sheriff Charles E. McCaffery and they had eight children, Less, Edward, Dorothy, Gerald, Eva, Ilene, Bill and Bob.  She is survived by a sister, Dorothy of Florida; son Les of Davenport; daughter Dorothy of Creston; son Gerald of Ritzville; daughters Eva of Medical Lake and Ilene of Davenport; and son Bob of Anacortes. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  2-25-1982)


McCallick, Robert J.,     d. 10-04-1976

“Robert James McCallick. Died: 10-04-1976. Birth: 3-09-1931, WA. Divorced. Father: James Franklin. Mother: Alice F Oliver. Cremation: Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


McCloud, Mary E.,                4-10-1997

“Mary Elaine (Denson) McCloud of San Diego, formerly of Bluestem, passed away March 23, 1997. She was 83.  She was born in Bluestem on Aug 26, 1913. She was the granddaughter of Frank and Mary Denson, early pioneers to that area.  Elaine and sister Norma lived in Bluestem, except during the school years, when they stayed in Davenport with relatives, Aunt Gladys Mansfield and Uncle Fred Denson.  Elaine married Ken McCloud and moved to San Diego. Her husband preceded her in death, as did her sister Norma.  The McClouds had two daughters, Carol and Lois, who are both living in San Diego.” (Davenport Times:  4-10-1997)


McCullough, Henry C.,     d. 5-22-1947

“Henry Carl McCullough. Died: 5-22-1947. Birth: 8-14-1902, WA. Spouse: Doris . Father: Henry M McCullough. Mother: Mary Herman. Burial: Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


McCullough, Michael H.,    d. 3-02-1994

“Michael Harry McCullough. Died: 3-02-1994. Birth: 10-03-1958, CA. Never married. Father: Robert Lee McCullough. Mother: Vicke Veleska Janos. Cremation: Inland Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


McDowell, Kenneth L.,       9-04-1997

“After a full and colorful life, Kenneth McDowell, 72, passed away Aug 28, 1997 in his Davenport home.  Born on Oct 27, 1924 in Wilbur to Roy and Almida (Green) McDowell, he grew up in the Wilbur-Creston area.  A veteran of WW I, McDowell was awarded the Purple Heart by the Army. He also earned a Certificate of Merit when he and another US soldier captured 300 German Soldiers in a small German town and forced their surrender.  After the war, McDowell worked for a time at the storied Boystown in Nebraska and as the maintenance supervisor at Western State Hospital. After retirement a few years ago, he lived for a short time in Reardan before moving to Davenport about six years ago.  He is survived by his wife Virginia McDowell at the home in Davenport. He will also be missed by his 5 children; Jerry Little of Tacoma, WA, Richard Little of Eatonville, WA, Jack Little of Modesto, CA, Danny Little of Tacoma, WA, and Desiree Riggs of Reno, NV; two brothers including Bill McDowell of Davenport and Wayne McDowell of Spokane; two sisters, Bonnie Owens of Greenacres, WA, and Selma Buchanan of Davenport; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, many in Lincoln County. McDowell was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Sept 2 at noon at the Davenport United Methodist Church. Pastor Steve Pruitt and Rev Martha Montovani, officiating.” (Davenport Times:  9-04-1997)


McKay, Jane S.,                    9-11-1997

“Former Reardan resident Jane S. McKay, 83, died Sept 1, 1997 in Wenatchee.  Private family services will be held at a later date. Born and raised in North Dakota, Jane Schmid married Lewis W McKay in 1937 and they followed his teaching profession west through Montana and Idaho before moving to Reardan in 1948 with their two young children.  Fourteen years later, Anacortes became their home until they retired to Spokane in 1972. The active retirement included many church, civic and volunteer activities prior to Mr. McKay’s death in 1990.  In addition to being an avid seamstress, Mrs. McKay was known for her quick sense of humor, both in person and in her writing, which brought delight to many over the years.  Mrs. McKay had lived in Wenatchee for the past eight months and is survived by her son Scott and his wife Kay McKay of East Wenatchee; her daughter Heather and husband Bill MacKenney of Redmond; and three grandchildren. Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, is assisting with arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 9-11-1997) 


McKinnon, C. Perry.            8-13-1981

“Funeral services were held Saturday in Chelan, WA, for C. Perry McKinnon, a native and long-time resident of Davenport McKinnon died Wednesday, Aug 5 at Central Washington Hospital in Chelan at the age of 75. He was born Sept 1, 1905 at Davenport and graduated from Davenport High School in 1922. He attended WSU for two years.  In 1926, he married Helen Rinker of Davenport. Following their marriage, they moved to Chelan where he was employed at the Chelan State Bank.  He was also employed at the Chelan Valley Warehouse Co, which was later sold to Blue Chelan, Inc.  Since that time, he was employed as an accountant and involved in various business ventures. He was a charter member and past president of the Lake Chelan Lions Club, served several years on the Chelan School Board No. 129, was involved in city government, was an active golfer and member of the Lake Chelan Golf Club.  Survivors include his wife, at the home; two sons, Richard of Orange, CA, and Joe of Portland, OR; a sister, Margaret Pankey of Davenport; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held at Chelan United Methodist Church with the Rev Fred Rarden officiating.” (Davenport Times: 8-13-1981)


McMurran, Ellen D.,       7-23-1948

“Bruce Hay, Spokane, was named executor of the foreign will of Ellen D. McMurran, who died in California April 12, when the will was filed for probate in the Lincoln County superior court Friday. The estate is valued at $12,000.” (Citizen: 7-23-1948)


McRae, Adelheid,           d. 8-24-1968

“Adelheid McRae. Died: 8-24-1968. Birth: 8-24-1872, Switzerland. Widowed.  Father: Bathashaser Vogel. Mother: Burgunda Riesh. Burial: Cremation-Hazen-Jaeger; Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Mead, Robert D.,                    9-08-1988

“Robert D. (Bob) Mead of Tucson, WA, died Aug 13, 1988 in Spokane. He was 61.  Mr. Mead was born in Davenport on July 23, 1927 and attended local school here. In 1944 he joined the US Navy and served on the USS Herdon in Asian waters for two years. He attended Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University and for 37 years was employed as an engineer with the US Geological Survey until health reasons forced him to take an early retirement.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid big game hunter.  He was a member of the VFW and BOE Lodge of America.  Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Caryle, of the home; a son, Robert Randall Mead of Page, AZ; a daughter, Kimberly Kreitner of Tucson; three grandchildren, Jason and Ashley Mead and Ryan Kreitner; his mother, Winnie Mead of Davenport; two sisters, Bernice Brown and Maxine Hutsell, both of Davenport; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Aug 23 in Tucson in the chapel of the Adair Funeral Home.” (Davenport Times:  9-08-1988) 


Mecklenburg, Georgia,     5-13-1982

“Services were held Thursday, May 6, in Spokane, for Georgia Mecklenburg, a long-time resident of the Davenport-Creston area who died at the age of 97. The Rev Weymuth McGrew officiated the services at the Sunset Chapel of Fairmont Cemetery.  Mrs. Mecklenburg was born May 4, 1885 at Medical Lake and married Max Mecklenburg in 1902. The two farmed most of their lives, residing in the Davenport-Creston region. She was a member of the Wilson Grange and a resident of Lincoln Nursing Home for the past 10 years.  She is survived by a son, Ed; four grandchildren, Devere Cabe of Albany, OR, Noel Cabe of Elk, WA, Pamela Close and Georgia Schneider; and several great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  5-13-1982)


Menkel, Ethel,                     9-05-1996

“Former Edwall and Spokane resident Ethel Menkel died Aug 29, 1996 at the Life Care Center in Ritzville, just two weeks from her 100th birthday.  Graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane, with pastors Steve Gutzman and Sandy Sparks officiating. Visitation was held at the Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. Born on Sept 12, 1896, at Edwall, she grew up at Edwall and attended country school there before marrying John McDonald. While Ethel was carrying their daughter Phyllis, John became ill and died before the child was born.  IN 1922, she married George Menkel and they lived and farmed at Edwall until they retired to Spokane in 1945. Mr. Menkel died in June 1972. Mrs. Menkel then moved into the Riverview Terrace Retirement Apartments, where she lived until her daughter Phyllis moved her to Ritzville in April 1989. While in Ritzville, she lived at the Briggs Home before moving into the Life Care Center in Feb 1990, where she resided until her death. Mrs. Menkel was a 50-year Golden Sheaf member of the Neighborhood Grange at Mica, a 50-year member of The Three Link Rebekah Lodge at Reardan and was a holder of a Washington (100-year) Centurion Farm Certificate. She is survived by two granddaughters, Diane Eastman of Ritzville, and Gail Heide and her husband Ron of Sprague; two step-grandsons, Mike Mann and his wife Susan of Seattle, and Chris Mann and his wife JoAnn of Wasilla, Alaska ; 8 great grandchildren; one niece and one nephew; and a good friend, Deanna Frostad of Pullman. She was preceded in death by her husbands John McDonald in 1920 and George Menkel in 1972; one daughter, Phyllis Mann in March 1995; and an infant son.” (Davenport Times: 9-05-1996)


Meske, John,               est. 6-04-1926

“Final settlement of the estate of John Meske was made last week at Davenport when Mrs. Elizabeth Meske Miller guardian of Edmund and John Meske gave her final account and received her discharge.” (Odessa Record: 6-04-1926)


Meyer, Catherine A.,          9-03-1981

“Services for Catherine A. Meyer, 76, a longtime resident of the Reardan area, were held Thursday, Aug 27 in Spokane at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Interment was held at Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Meyer died Sunday, Aug 23 at her home in Deep Creek near Espanola. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, she moved to Spokane as a small child. She graduated from North Central High School and worked as a bookkeeper for The Spokesman-Review circulation department from 1922 to 1935. Mrs. Meyer served as secretary for the West Deep Creek Grange for 16 years and was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan.  She married William W Meyer in Spokane in 1929. Her husband, a past president and 21-year member of the board of Darigold, survives her at the home. She is also survived by three daughters, Joan R. Schwindt, Bellingham, WA, Phyllis E. Ahlf, Shelton, WA, and Suzanne M Mull, Munster, IN.” (Davenport Times:  9-03-1981)


Michael, Cathern M.,           6-09-1988

“Cathern M Michael, 74, died March 24, 1988 in Idaho.  Mrs. Michael was born in California. She came to Davenport with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Day, when she was 10 years old. Her parents owned and operated a store and service station at River Homes which is now the Porcupine Pantry near Porcupine Bay. She attended school in Davenport.  She and her husband, Keith Michael, moved to Emida, Idaho in 1946. She was active in many groups in Emida and St Maries. She was chosen as ‘mother of the year’ for Emida Days. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Keith, of Emida, Idaho; five sons, Duffer Michael of St Maries, Alan Michael of Fernwood, Punk, Frank and Doug Michael of Emida; four daughters, Peggy Guenther and Linda Derry, both of Spokane, Janice Wood and Judy Turner, both of St Maries; 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Service and burial information was not available.” (Davenport Times:  6-09-1988) 


Miller, E. F.,                      7-03-1925

“E. F. Miller, age 64, a merchant of Thompson Falls, Montana, died at his home there Tuesday. The body was shipped to Spokane and the funeral was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from Smith & Co.  Mr. Miller is well known in Harrington where he was a member of the firm of the Ellis-Miller company, engaged in general merchandising. The family left here a few years ago and for a time Mr. Miller engaged in business in Colfax. He is survived by his widow, Mary Belle of Thomson Falls and by one son, William, who is a garage mechanic in Spokane.” (Citizen: 7-03-1925)


Minor, Carl E.,                5-30-1996

“Memorial service was held May 11 at the Redmond Presbyterian Church for Davenport native Carl Emerson Minor, 83, who peacefully entered into rest May 8, 1996. He was born in Davenport on Nov 22, 1913. He graduated from WSU in 1935 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and remained a staunch Cougar fan his whole life… During World War II, Mr. Minor served as a meteorologist with the Army Air Corps, having earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Chicago. He started a career as a chemist with the Washington State Dept of Highways in Olympia in 1935 and continued with the department for 36 years, retiring as assistant director of management services. From 1971 to 1978, Mr. Minor worked as a professional engineer in a consulting role for the National Asphalt Paving Association in Seattle. Following his ‘second retirement’ Mr. Minor and his wife, Alice, divided their time between Seattle and Sun City , AZ. Besides supporting the Cougars, Mr. Minor was an avid sports fan and enthusiastic participator in lawn bowling. Mr .Minor is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alive; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Ann Minor of Adelaide, South Australia; one granddaughter, Jeanni Minor of Spokane; two grandsons, Christopher Minor and his wife Katina and Mathew Minor, who attends WSU; and two great grandchildren, Nikkita and Rebecca.” (Davenport Times: 5-30-1996)


Monk, Wilson,                1-14-1927

“Petition for probate of the will of Wilson Monk of Edwall and the naming of Martha Monk as executrix has been filed. The estate consists of community property valued at $11,380.” (Odessa Record:  1-14-1927)


Morgan, Victor,              8-19-1976

“Funeral services were held for Victor Morgan last Tuesday in Omak, WA under direction of the Precht-Harrison chapel, with Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. Mr. Morgan, a brother of local resident, Ray Morgan, had been a long-time resident of Omak. He had served as supt. of schools in Omak for some 20 years, and following retirement had been active in the orchard business; has served on the board of Tree Top of Cashmere, for some time as its chairman and was a participant in horticulture circles in the state of Washington. In addition to his brother Ray Morgan of Davenport, other survivors include his wife Ethel (Peggy) Morgan of Omak; two daughters: Mrs. D. O. Langill of Longview and Mrs. Miles Severin of Hayward, CA; two sons: Rex Morgan of Quincy,WA and Walter Morgan of Las Vegas, NV. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Interment occurred at Omak Memorial Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 8-19-1976)


Morrison, James,           12-07-1995

“At his request, no services will be held for James H Morrison, formerly of the Tomahawk, WI area, who died Nov 27, 1995 in Davenport.

 He was 77.  He was born on June 21, 1918, in Merril, WI, to Hugh and Ethel (English) Morrison. He joined the US Army in 1939, where he spent six years in Alaska, France and Germany during WW II as a sergeant. He married Gladys Petta of Tomahawk in 1944 and the couple had three children.  Mr. Morrison worked in construction as an operating engineer for 30 years, and he and his family lived in several locations. He retired in 1979 in Rochester, WA, where he and Gladys enjoyed fishing and gardening. They moved to Davenport I November of this year.  Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gladys, at the home in Davenport; one son, Ron Morrison of Mollalla, OR; one daughter and her husband, Ruth and Grant VanBuren of Davenport; three grandchildren, Brian and Chris VanBuren, and Amber Morrison; and two brothers, Kenny Morrison and Jerry Morrison.  He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Morrison, in 1969, three brothers and three sisters. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 12-07-1995; some records show his birth as June 14, 1918) 


Mossler, Floyd C.,               8-19-1982

“A man who grew up in Davenport and was a retired freight handler, Floyd C. Mossler, 69, died recently at Lewiston, his home.  Mossler had lived in Lewiston since 1932 and spent his boyhood in Davenport until 1915 when he moved to Springdale where he continued to live for 17 years before moving to Lewiston. He was born here to Michael and Pearl Mossler. Survivors include his wife, Irene, of Lewiston; three sons, Robert Mossler and Gary Mossler, both of Lewiston, and Michael Mossler of Clarkston; a daughter, Darlene Williams, of Lewiston; four sisters, Margaret McQuillin of Davenport, Florence Pearson of San Rafael, CA, Alice Stevens, of Concorde, CA, and Elva Wickersham of Lewiston; one brother, Loren Mossler of Hayesville, NC; and 3 grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 8-19-1982)


Mulligan, John,         alive 4-07-1922

E. Baumgardner dropped into The Citizen office Wednesday with a letter from John Mulligan which he had written to Edward Day Dec 25, 1921, giving the information that he was in the Edgecliffe sanitarium, sick with tuberculosis and asking the assistance of his Harrington friends to help him establish his claim for government aid.  Mr. Day, a brother-in-law of Mr. Baumgardner, lives at Hartline and the letter was addressed to Harrington, hence the three month’s delay in getting in touch with proper authorities… Mr. Mulligan came home from the war in bad shape. He did not know what ailed him and on several occasions stated to the editor that the army doctors, to whom he was frequently referred, did not seem to be able to locate his trouble. He had been wounded and various complications had set in….” (excerpt Citizen: 4-07-1922)


Murray, Margaret ,          7-09-1943

“Mrs. Margaret A Murray, a former resident of Harrington, passed away at her home at N 809 Jefferson St , Spokane, July 3.  She is survived by her husband, Felix E. Murray, at the home; one son, Emmett L., of Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Ann Louise Wheeler of Spokane; grandson, Lt John Anthony Wheeler, US Army flying corps, Panama; 4 sisters, Mrs. Celia Torrence, Mrs. Catherine McAuliff, Mrs. Agnes Sly, Mrs. Rose Tracy, all of Spokane.  Rosary Thursday, July 8 at 8 p.m. from the Hennessy Funeral Home. Funeral Friday, July 9, at 9 a.m. from St Joseph ’s church, Rev John F. Fahy officiating. Interment Holy Cross. The Murrays resided in Harrington for several years when Mr. Murray had charge of the Spokesman Review’s country circulation department in this territory, and they made many friends here who regret the death of a good woman.” (Citizen: 7-09-1943) 



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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