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Daggett, Wayne E.,  Jul 11, 1996

"Retired grain department manager Wayne Edward Daggett, 80, died in Portland on June 24. Interment followed a morning service at Finley’s Sunset Hills on July 1. Mr. Daggett was born on Oct 4, 1915, in Lincoln County near Harrington. In 1936 he married Vesta Evans at Coeur d’Alene. A WW II veteran, Mr. Daggett enlisted as a US Army private in 1942 and was discharged as a captain in 1946. Part of his tour included serving in the Philippines. Mr. Daggett was a longtime member of St Barthomews Episcopal church of Beaverton, OR. In addition to his wife, Vesta, survivors include daughter Marilyn Verrijden, son Michael Wayne Daggett, granddaughter Mary Rachael Daggett, grandson Scott Remly and 2 great grandsons." (Dav. Times: 7-11-1996)


Dann, Mrs., July 1, 1910

At the age of 81 years, Mrs. Dann of Reardan died on June 18th. The immediate cause of death was Bright’s disease of the kidneys. (Citizen)  


Davidson, Eva Huntington, Aug 10, 1972

"Mrs. Eva Anne Huntington Davidson of Castle Rock, WA, passed away July 30th at a nursing home in Longview, WA at the age of ninety. Born in Castle Rock to a pioneer family, she taught in the Reardan schools for several years about 1910 and was active in music and church circles. In 1914 she married Ernest A. Davidson, born at Reardan, at that time cashier of the Reardan Exchange Bank and later regional landscape architect of the Western Division of the National Park Service. While he was in the park service, they lived in Berkeley, CA, where Mr. Davidson died in 1944. Mrs. Davidson is survived by her daughter Mrs. George F. Spitzer, Berkeley, CA, a son Roger E. Davidson, San Rafael, CA; a sister, Mrs. Maude Bishop, Grandview, WA, and five grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of PEO. Methodist services were held Aug 1 in Castle Rock, WA, and interment was in the Huntington family plot in Castle Rock." (Dav. Times: 8-10-1972)


Davis, Dan, Sept 13, 1912

The body of Mr. Dan Davis, accompanied by his son, arrived here Tuesday from Montana, for burial. “Uncle Dan”, as he was familiarly known here when he was our resident shoemaker, had been residing upon a homestead in Montana. He is survived by one son and two daughters. (Citizen-Edwall Section)  


Davis, Louise L., Sept 10, 1909

Mrs. Louise L. Davis of Sprague died August 28th, aged 39 years and leaves a husband and 8 children. (Citizen)  


Davis, Martha, June 17, 1927

Miss Martha Davis, 17, of Lamont was instantly killed Monday night when an auto in which she was riding went off the grade and threw the occupants out. Robert Gibson, her companion, who was driving, can not account for the accident. The car became unmanageable and left the grade. He was stunned and Miss Davis’ neck was broken. (Odessa Record)  


D’Camp, Jane   Jul 26, 1935

“An order appointing J C Johnson, Almira banker, administrator of the estate of Jane Randall D’Camp, Almira pioneer, was signed in superior court. The estate is valued at $2,000 and heirs include a brother, two nephews and niece.” (Odessa Record: 7-26-1935)


Dempsey, John,   1932, "John Dempsey, 61, laborer, hitchhiker, of Sharon, PA, was badly injured this week when he was struck by a car driven by P W Walsh, Republic banker, near Wilbur. Dempsey was given first aid and rushed to Spokane.  Walsh said he was driving east on the Sunset highway and Dempsey was walking along the road, on a fill with a rail on both sides. Walsh sounded his horn and the walker appeared to become excited and walked in front of the car, which struck him, knocked him for about 20 ft and then crashed into the railing, damaging the machine. Dempsey suffered two broken legs, a broken right arm and other injuries." (Odessa Record: 8-19-1932)


Denson, Edith, Jun 08, 1972

"Funeral services were held Tuesday to note the passing of Edith Denson, 81, a native and life-long resident of the Davenport area. She was born March 17, 1891, to Charles and Rachael Munson on a farm north of Davenport. She attended school in Davenport and worked for the Big Bend Abstract Office until she married Fred W Denson Oct 18, 1916. They had two sons, Robert and F Allan, and her early life was devoted to raising her family. Both sons presently live in Davenport. Robert, a retired Air Force colonel, is now an insurance and real estate agent, and Allan, a former deputy sheriff, works in the county auditor’s office. After her family was raised, Edith went into business alongside her husband, opening a gift shop in conjunction with the family hardware store. She was a charter member of the Jim Gale Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ auxiliary, and she was a member of PEO for 42 years. She served as PEO president in 1936-37. Edith was also a member of the Unity Church of Truth, Spokane. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith funeral Home in Spokane, with interment following at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. The Rev Scott Sherman, pastor of the Unity Church of Truth, presided. Music was provided by Phil Crosby. Honorary pall bearers were Earl A. Rambo, William G Campbell, Dr Marian Laughbon, Cleo W. Richards, Frank Pankey and Fred Magin. Pall bearers were Noble Goldman, Oswald Heid, Lyle Buchanan, Maynard O. Hernas, Othello Borck, and Everett Brooks. She is survived by her husband, Fred, sons Robert and Allan, and her brother, Guy A. Munson, all of Davenport. She is also survived by two grandsons, Richard and Greg, sons of Robert and Harriet Denson." (Dav. Times: 6-08-1972)


DeSpain, Joseph L.,  Apr 02, 1948
"Joseph Luvern (Verne) DeSpain, of W. 1029 28th Ave, Spokane, died Easter Sunday. He had been in poor health for some time because of a heart ailment, and last fall moved from his farm at Edwall to Spokane. Verne was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. J. DeSpain, pioneer Edwall farmers.  Funeral services were held for Mr. DeSpain Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock from the Alwin chapel at the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, with Rev Thomas C. McQueen, minister of Westminster Congregational Church, officiating. Interment was in Riverside Park Cemetery, Spokane. Alex Kramer and Attie Turner, of Harrington, Robert Hopp, Davenport, Carl Devenish, Edwall, Eric Swanson, Waukon and Bill McGouan, Spokane, were pall bearers. Miss Crawford, minister of the Edwall church, also had a part in the service.  Surviving Mr. DeSpain besides his wife, Vivian, at the home, are two sons, Jerry of Edwall and Dale of Oakland, CA; sisters, Mrs. F. E. Fisher and Mrs. Cecil Johnson, of Seattle; and brother, B E (Elmer) DeSpain, Winona, WA.  The DeSpains have many friends in Harrington and were frequent visitors here. Friends from here who attended Mr. DeSpain's last rites were Mr .and Mrs. Glen Biggart, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kramer, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Turner, Frank Gateley, James Carstens and Karl Williams." (Citizen: 4-02-1948)


Detillian, Mary Ellen, May 13, 1943

(Notes) Funeral services were held in Spokane Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Mary Ellen Detillian, who died Saturday, May 8. Interment was at Coeur d’Alene, ID. She was born Jan 11, 1858 at Centerville, OH. She married Charles L. Detillian on Feb 14, 1877. They came here in 1888, settling on the Detillian place near River Homes until 1929 when they retired and moved to Four Lakes. Charles preceded her in death and she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret E. Slater. (Dav Times Trib)  


DeVore, Ralph,  Dec 14, 1972

"Funeral services were held Tuesday for Ralph DeVore, a retired Mondovi farmer. Born Dec 11, 1887 in Ohio, DeVore came to Cunningham and Lind in 1905. He married Iva Billington in 1915 and they farmed in Lind from 1918 until 1940. Moving to Mondovi, they farmed there until 1952 when they retired and moved to Spokane. DeVore, who was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Davenport Odd Fellows lodge, the Knights of Pythias and the Mondovi Grange, is survived by his wife, five children—Kenneth and Lloyd of Lind, Louise Ladwig of Reardan, Lola Butt of Clarkston and Delmar of Davenport—and 19 grandchildren. Twenty great grandchildren and a sister, Ellie Zirkel, of Twin Falls, Idaho, also survive." (Dav. Times: 12-14-1972)


Dillon, Patrick W., Jan  10 & 24, 1908

Patrick W. Dillon was born in County Clare, Ireland, May 1, 1850, while only a year and a half old he came to Canada with his parents and settled in Compton County and lived there until he was 18 years old when he left Canada and located in Michigan and engaged in the lumber business, here he learned the millwright trade and worked at this for a number of years.  In 1877 he came to the coast and engaged in the lumber business at Tacoma for two years. In 1880 he came east of the mountains and located in Sprague, WA, while in Sprague he was nominated and elected sheriff of Spokane County, which then included what is now Spokane and Lincoln counties. His office was in Cheney, which was then county seat of Spokane County. After holding the office of Sheriff for two years he went to Coeur d’Alene mining district and was in the hotel and  mining business. In 1882 he located in Davenport and procured a quarter section of land what is now known as Dillon’s addition to Davenport, which included the south western portion of our city. The deceased was instrumental in getting the N P Railway through this section. He opened a real estate office on Morgan street and was extensively interested in mines at Greenwood and British Columbia, points which at that time had just opened up.  About 1890 he bought the Baldwin place, a ranch on Hawk Creek and spent considerable time working on this ranch. Mr. Dillon was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge but after the lodge lost their charter and again re-organized he did not take out a membership. He was a member in good standing of the Davenport Lodge No 64, IOOF, and was  an active member. Mr. Dillon had served several times on the city council and had at the last city election been elected to again fill that office. He had been U S Court Commissioner and Jury Commissioner at the time of his death. Mr. Dillon died Jan 1, 1908 of pleuro-pneumonia after sickness of about one week. He was taken care of during this short sickness by Mrs. Ditmar and members of Davenport’s Odd Fellow lodge and other friends. Mr. Dillon leaves three brothers: M. A. Dillon of Tacoma, ……… 

Patrick W. Dillon died at his home in Davenport on New Year’s day, after a brief illness. Deceased was a pioneer of the sturdy oak variety, and a man who never flinched from the performance of what he considered his duty. Faults he had, to be sure, as who of us have not, but they were more of the head than of the heart. He was one of those characters who possess strong convictions, and hard to sway from a position once taken. But he was honest—a characteristic that covered up his bluntness and apparently rough exterior. An incident in the life of P. W. Dillon, which occurred in the latter part of the winter or early in the spring of 1883, in Cheney, which was then the county seat of Spokane county, when he was sheriff of that county, and which came very near being a close call for “Pat” is furnished the writer by Attorney E. F. Scarborough of Wilbur who was then residing in Cheney, was helping a friend to build a house in the outskirts of town. There was an Indian camp among the trees about fifty yards from the building, principally squaws and papooses and a few bucks. One day, a little after noon, while they were on the roof shingling, they noticed a disturbance in the camp. One, a half-breed, was chasing the squaws from one wigwam to another, with a gun and returning to shoot. He was evidently full of firewater. He ran into one of the wigwams and one of the squaws ran down into town to get the sheriff to come and arrest him. Pat immediately gathered a posse and hurried to the scene of trouble. In the posse were J. W. Range, afterwards representative from Seattle in the State legislature. Also the editor of the Cheney Sentinel. When they arrived at the camp, “Pat” who was ahead observed the muzzle of a Winchester rifle pointed at him from the opening of one of the wigwams, and covering him as he passed along. He sprang behind a tree, and none too soon, for the half-breed fired and the bullet knocked off some of the bark of the tree behind which Pat was taking refuge. The rest of the posse immediately got behind trees and stumps and opened fire on the half-breed, who had then come out of the wigwam and was firing his Winchester promiscuously at any one he could get a glimpse of. Just then one of the posse, (it was said that it was the editor) laid his gun across a stump and taking deliberate aim, bored the Indian through with a ball from an old Springfield rifle with which he was armed. The half-breed fell forward on his face and in a few minutes Pat came out from behind the tree and seeing the half-breed was dead, said, “Well, boys, I guess that’s all we can do for him” and all went back to town. It is needless to say that when the shooting began, Mr. Scarborough and his friend got off the roof and under cover where they could safely see all that happened.—D. W. Aldridge. In the Wilbur Register. (Davenport Times)    


Douglas, Carrie May (see McCurtain)


Dow, Orwin, Oct 19, 1972 

"Orwin Dow, 75, passed away at his home in Guadalajara, Mexico on Oct 5. Funeral services and burial were held in that city. Mr. Dow resided in Davenport some years ago when he was a rural mail carrier here. The family moved from here to Lakebay, WA, and upon his retirement he and his wife went to Phoenix, AZ where they lived for a time before deciding to make their home in Mexico. He was a veteran of World War I and II. Survivors include his wife, Bernice, at the home; a son, Norman, San Francisco, CA; two daughters, Stacy Yates, Phoenix, and Patricia Davidson, Ketchikan, Alaska, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Kenneth Huffman of Davenport." (Dav. Times: 10-19-1972)


Downes, Ed J., Oct 19, 1928

“Edward Joseph Downes, 27, was almost instantly killed and Miss Lillian Rieke of Odessa seriously injured and Mrs. Goldstein, formerly Evelyn Kitt, knocked unconscious when Mr. Downes drove his sedan in front of an approaching SP&S freight train at Rodna, eight miles east of Sprague, about 11 o’clock last Saturday night. Mrs. Goldstein received cuts and bruises. The two injured women were taken to a Spokane hospital. Mrs. Goldstein has returned to Harrington from Spokane and is getting along nicely. Miss Rieke, up to Thursday morning was reported still unconscious. Mr. Downes, according to Billy Giffing of Sprague, who witnessed the accident, apparently did not see the train and drove directly in front of it. The locomotive struck the front of his machine, throwing it about 35 feet and throwing its passengers from the car. Ed is the son of T. W. Downes, a pioneer of Sprague.” (scrapbook item)


Downie, Ray H.,  July 2, 1943

"Ray H. Downie, for many years a resident of Davenport and for the last 13 years a resident of Spokane, died at Davenport Tuesday. He was a deputy sheriff and deputy county clerk while a resident of Davenport. Survivors are his widow, Elizabeth, in Spokane; a brother, W. W. Downie of Davenport; and a another brother, John Downie, in Iowa." (Citizen: 7-02-1943)


Drake, Mrs. Sarah A.,  Apr 8, 1909

Mrs. Sarah A. Drake, wife of Elmer, died of pneumonia at the age of 53. She came to Spokane in 1879. (Dav Trib. notes)


Dugel, Emil,   Aug 14, 1913

Emil Dugel, a stranger from Missoula, MT, was killed at Mrs. Johns’ place just north of Davenport Wednesday evening by being run over by the Washington Water Power 5-ton truck. The truck passed over the man’s hips crushing the pelvis bones, death resulting an hour later. Dugel, with a number of other men, came from Spokane Wednesday afternoon and were going out to the WWP camp to work on the new power line when he fell from the truck in a way, the wheels passing over him before a stop could be made. The body is at Stone’s undertaking parlors awaiting instructions from relatives in Missoula. (D Tribune) Emil Dugal, the workman who was killed Aug 13 by being run over by a WWP auto truck, was buried in the Catholic Cemetery Monday evening, Father Fredericks officiating. A number of men from the WWP camp came in to attend the funeral services. Nothing was learned concerning Dugal’s relatives, except that a brother resides in Missoula, MT and an uncle resides in Canada, who is a bishop. (DT  8-21-13)  



Earles, J. W., Oct 15, 1915

A telegram received here Monday announced that James W. Earles had dropped dead in his orchard near Couer d’Alene, Idaho. No particulars were received but G. F. Rumberger, who has just returned from Hayden Lake, states that he saw Mr. Earles Saturday and he was attending to his work but had been warned by his physician not to over-exert himself. Mr. Earles came to the State of Washington in the spring of 1888 and first settled at Walla Walla, coming to Lincoln County in the fall of that year and acquired 400 acres of land three miles west of Davenport which he farmed until 1900 when he came to this city and became a member, and treasurer, of the Davenport Trading Company, which was then one of the largest mercantile firms in this city.  About 8 years ago Mr. Earles moved to Couer d’Alene where he had a fine orchard tract which was just coming into bearing and has since resided there. He owns a fine residence in this city which is rented. Deceased was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, July 6, 1851 and was the youngest of a family of eleven children. He married Julia A. Smith at his eastern home December 15, 1876, and died at Couer d’Alene, Oct 11, funeral services being held there Thursday afternoon. The only surviving relatives are his widow and their only daughter, Mrs. August J. Huck of this city. (LCT)  


Eason, Wm Jos,   May 23, 1930

“Grace May Eason has been appointed administratrix of the estate of William Jos. Eason, deceased. C. E. Moor, Mary K. Fallert and J. A. Braden have been named as appraisers.” (Citizen)


Edwall, Peter,   Jan 12, 1912

Peter Edwall, the man for whom this town was named, and who was for many years a resident of this place, as well as a heavy property owner, died at his home in Spokane Sunday, Jan 7, 1912, and was buried in the Edwall Cemetery Wed. (Citizen notes)  


Eiglar, Anton,   Jan 07, 1912

"Anton Eiglar, Deep Creek Pioneer, Dead in Spokane. Anton Eiglar, one of the early pioneers of the country north of Deep Creek, passed away in a Spokane hospital Sunday. Mr. Eiglar, who was 73 years old, had lived the past twelve years in Spokane and it is there he will be laid to rest today. He is survived by Mrs. Eiglar, two sons, Joseph and A K of the Deep Creek country, and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Mason of Prineville, Oregon." (Reardan Gazette: 12-18-1930)


Elian, Mrs. Katherine,  Dec 13, 1918

(notes) Mrs. Katherine Elian, wife of  S. J. Elian, died Tuesday with burial in Spokane. She was born in Bohemia and was 61 years of age. She is survived by her husband, one son and three daughters. (Odessa Record)  


Elliott, Chas, May 23, 1930

“Cora E. Elliott and O. E. Henning have been appointed administrators of the estate of Charles E. Elliott, deceased. Their bond has been set at $5,000.” (Citizen)


Elliott, Mrs. Nellie M.,  July 7, 1927

Mrs. Nellie M. Elliot, wife of A. Ernest Elliott of Colville, died Thursday at Mt Carmel hospital in that city three days after undergoing a major operation. She was born on March 17, 1891, near Davenport, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Al Howe, who survive her. She is also survived by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. (Dav. Times-Tribune)  


Ellis, James,  Nov 30, 1917

James Ellis, father of C. D. Ellis, died suddenly at the home of his son Wednesday afternoon (28th) after an illness lasting about 14 hrs. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. Ellis was born 76 years ago in NY. He moved to Michigan with his parents and remained there until he married and had three children….. His wife died 16 yrs ago and was buried in the Dayton Cemetery. A brief funeral service was held yesterday at the Turner undertaking parlors and the body was shipped to Dayton for burial last night, accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Ellis. Deceased is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Iva McCleary of Spokane. (Citizen excerpt)  


Emerson, Ethel,  Feb 11, 1915

Miss Ethel Emerson, who lived in Peach a few years ago, died last Friday in a Spokane hospital of blood poisoning. It is not known when the infection was contracted but it appeared only a few days before she died. Miss Emerson had been enrolled in the Spokane university, where she had intended to take a course in music but two days when the disease took her to the hospital. She leaves a host of local friends to mourn her loss. (Dav Tribune)  


Emery, Mrs. E. H.,  June 18, 1926

Word reached here at noon today that Mrs. E. H. Emery, who underwent an operation in Spokane this week, died this morning. Mr. Emery was at Mohler and received a phone call that his wife had taken a turn for the worse and to come at once. He immediately took the 4 children and started for Spokane but did not reach there in time. (Citizen)  


Englert, W. H.,    May 16, 1919

“W. H. Englert, known as Dad Englert by his many friends here and elsewhere, died at Brewster Tuesday evening of this week of heart trouble. For many years Dad was proprietor of the Palm Barber Shop in Harrington, having come here from Pullman where he was well known to all the college students there twenty years ago. At the time of his death he was postmaster at Brewster. He is survived by a widow, a son, Howard H, a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Dale, all of Brewster, and a daughter in California.” (Citizen: 5-16-1919)


Erickson, Emil, June 6, 1930

A decree of settlement has been signed in the estate of Emil O Erickson, deceased and Eliada C. Hagen, adminnistratrix discharged.” (Citizen)


Evans, Fred S., Oct 1, 1909

Fred S. Evans, a railroad laborer, fell beneath a freight train at Sprague Thursday afternoon, Sept 23rd. His right arm was cut off, between the elbow and shoulder, vertebrae of his spinal column was dislocated, and he was severely bruised about the hips and  head. He died at 3 o’clock Friday morning. (Citizen)  


Ewing, Lafe, Jan 19, 1922

Lafe Ewing, 52 year old Harrington resident, died at his farm 15 miles northwest of that city Monday of last week. (Dav Times & Trib.)

Exendine, A. A., Jan 18, 1973

"A. A. Exendine, head football coach at WSU from 1923 through 1925 died Jan 4 in Tulsa, OK. Exendine, 88, was a member of the National Football Hall of Fame, and in 1968 was named Indian of the Year by the Council of American Indians in Tulsa. He was a longtime employee of the Indian Service." (Dav. Times: 1-18-1973)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November, 2005

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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