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Fallis, Mrs. Ann, Oct 24, 1947

Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Fallis of the Harrington Food Store, last Friday were called to Spirit Lake, ID, to attend the funeral of his step-mother, who was also his aunt, Mrs. Ann Fallis. (Citizen excerpt)  


Featherkile, baby, Nov 19, 1909

A baby boy was born to Mr. & Mrs. John Featherkile Thursday the 11th. The mother is getting along well, but the child died. (LCT)  


Finch, Juanita M.,   May 31,1984

“Graveside services were held at Spokane Memorial Gardens Wednesday, May 30, for Juanita M Finch of Davenport , who passed away Sunday, May 27, 1984.  She was 58.  Mrs. Finch was born Nov 19, 1925 in Okanogan, WA, to Wilbur S Morse and the former Vada Irene Kidwell.  The family moved to Cheney when Juanita was bout 15, and there she graduated from high school. She completed her studies at EWSC, and then came to Davenport to teach seventh and eighth grades. She married Fred Finch in September of 1946. Since graduating from college, she has lived and taught in Davenport, retiring recently.  Mrs. Finch is survived by husband Fred of Wellpinit; daughters, Rita Stevens of Seattle, and Delores Wright of West Lafayette, IN; four grandchildren; her mother, Vada Morse of Ephrata; her sister Phyllis Oakes of Quincy; and her nephew George Oakes. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, serving as Church School Supt and choir member. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Davenport Education Association, WEA, and the Library Board. Services were led by Rev Jeff Callender of the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport. Honorary pall bearers included Ralph Brown, Terry Gamon, Jerry Gordon, Chuck Jungblom, Ralph Renn and Jon Stevens.” (Davenport Times:  5-31-1984) 


Finch, William E., May 12, 1914

William E. Finch, aged 54, a mining broker and brother of John A. Finch, yesterday afternoon suffered a stroke of paralysis in his garden at home, from which he died this morning. Besides his brother, John A., he is survived by his widow, Harriet; a son Charles A,. and a daughter, Gladys. (Spokane Chronicle excerpt)  


Finney, Walter, Dec 13, 1918

(notes) Walter Finney died at his home south of Ruff Saturday from pneumonia and influenza. He was the nephew of G. W. Finney and the son of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Finney. His age was 35. He married Edith Lowe and had two children. Burial occurred in the Odessa Cemetery. (Odessa Record)  


Finstead, Cleo, Nov 1, 1918

(notes) Miss Cleo Finstead, died Oct 29th, Tuesday, from influenza and tuberculosis. She is the 14 year old daughter of O. E. Finstead. Funeral was Catholic with burial in the St Joseph Cemetery.


Fish, Chas L.,  d. Sep 28, 1943

"Chas. L Fish. Male, white, widowed, husband of Hattie M, retired farmer. Birth: 8-12-1860, Mich.; Aged: 83 yrs 1 mo 16 days. Father: John Fish, b. unknown; Mother: Mary Loverity, b. unknown. Informant: Mrs. C. J. Melcher, Sprague, WA. Death: 9-28-1943, Sprague, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Angina Pectoris. Burial: Sprague, WA on 9-30-1943. Undertaker: H. B. Newman, Sprague, WA." (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)


Fisher, Annie L., Jan 11,1996

"Annie L. Fisher, 97, who grew up in Davenport, died Sunday Jan 7 at the Othello Convalescent Center. She was born on April 28, 1898, in Charlottenborg, Germany, the daughter of Herman and Martha (Reinfeld) Hahn. At the age of 3, she came to Davenport, where she was raised and educated. She worked for the telephone company and transferred to Seattle at the age of 16. It was while living there that she met and married Edwin Fisher in about 1916. They lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a short time before moving back to the Davenport area. The Fishers then dairy farmed in the Trout Lake Valley of Oregon for many years. After he husband passed away in 1970, Mrs. Fisher lived in White Salmon for several years until moving to Othello in 1993 to be near her niece. Mrs. Fisher was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading, gardening and her animals. She is survived by a son, Bill Fisher of Montana; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Fisher of Burlingame, CA; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At Mrs. Fisher’s request, no service will be held. Arrangements are in care of Stevens Funeral Chapel of Othello." (Dav. Times: 1-11-1996)


Fitch, Capt E. S., Jan 22, 1915

Capt E. S. Fitch, who for 24 years was a resident of Harrington, but who went east a few years ago to attend the National Grand Army Encampment, and remained at Concord, NH, where a brother resides, died there on the 10th inst.  He was an uncle of our James Fitch, farmer, who resides just west of town on a farm, but who is spending the winter in town. The Concord (NH) Evening Monitor, Jan 11, 1915, has this to say of the departed: “Capt Everett S. Fitch, aged 74 years, brother of A. Perley Fitch of this city, died this morning. He was a member of E. E. Sturvetant Post, No 2, of Concord, NH. He was born in Enfield, and enlisted in Company C, 5th NH volunteers, being mustered in Oct 12, 1861, sergeant; 2nd Lt, Oct 24, 1862; 1st Lt, Mar 1, 1863; wounded at Cold Harbor June 3, 1864; Capt of Co D on July 1, 1864 and discharged Oct 12, 1864. After the war he moved to Harrington where he resided until coming East to attend the Gettysburg reunion.” He was united in marriage with Mrs. Fox a few years ago and at various times since he has been east, tried to persuade her to give up Washington for New Hampshire. (Citizen excerpt)  


Flood, Ross, June 11, 1909

Last Saturday word reached this city that the waters of the Columbia River had claimed another victim in Ross Flood, a prominent young farmer in the Hunters country. Mr. Flood was 23 years of age and had been married but a few years and last Saturday together with his wife and little child took the ferry at Hunters to cross the river to go for a short visit with his wife’s parents who live near Meteor. Mrs. Flood and the little child were in a buggy and Mr. Flood was riding horseback. He got off his horse and was assisting the ferryman with the wheel and they had but fairly gotten started when some part of his clothes became tangled with the rapidly revolving wheel which picked him up and fairly threw him out 20 feet into the treacherous waters. He had on a heavy pair of chapps but attempted to swim towards shore but soon sank either from cramps or exhaustion. Searchers dragged the river for a long time but no trace of his body could be found and as there is a swift eddy at that place it probably drifted down the river and will never be found. (LCT)  


Fluehr, Charles, Nov 26, 1909

Chas Fluehr of Sprague died Nov 16th, aged 52 years. Consumption was the cause of his death. (Citizen)  


Frazier, J. W., Mar 26, 1909

J. W. Frazier, of Reardan, died of heart failure March 2, 1909. He was 76 years of age and saw service in the navy during the Civil War.  (Citizen)  


Fulmer, Edward L., Oct 1, 1914

Edward L. Fulmer, a well known resident of this city, head barber in the Columbia barber shop, died suddenly last night from heart failure. A short funeral service will be held in the undertaking chapel tomorrow morning and the body shipped to Pittsfield, IL, Mr. Fulmer’s former home, for burial. A widow, Mrs. Angellatta Fulmer, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Gibson, and four children ranging in age from 8 to 2 years, survive him. (Davenport Times)



Gallagher, E. J., Nov 8, 1935

Ed J. Gallagher, 73 yr 8 mo 17 dys, died at Medical Lake, Friday of last week. The remains were prepared and shipped by express to Lipp & Sullivan, Marysville, CA for burial. Mr. Gallagher was born in Placer Co, CA, of Irish parents. He farmed at Wheatland, near Sacramento, worked as a mechanic overhauling threshing machinery and for a number of years he and a brother operated threshing machines for hire… (Citizen excerpt)  

Galvin, Martin,, Jan 24, 1908

Martin Galvin, a pioneer of the Big Bend Country, died at his home near Odessa, Jan 8, of heart failure. The deceased came to the Big Bend 19 years ago and took up a homestead and has lived there continuously ever since. He was 82 years old at the time of his death. (Dav.  Times-Tribune)  


Ganson, Mrs. Emma, Nov 22, 1918

(notes) Mrs. Emma Ganson died at Orcas. (Odessa Record)  


Gault, f/o Allen, Mar 30, 1923

Allen Gault states that his father died at his home in the East on Mar 3, at the age of 77 years. He was a member of the Nebraska IOOF lodge for 57 years and of the Butlerville Masons for 31 years. He is survived by 5 children and his widow. (Citizen)  


Gee, W. R., Apr 29, 1909

W. R. Gee, pioneer residing near the old pioneer picnic grounds, died last week of paralysis. (Dav Trib notes)  

"George Gehrke received word of the death of Mrs. Gehrke's brother, Harold Herman in Lincoln, Nebraska, last Friday afternoon. Harold was well known here, having lived here for six years. Mr. Gehrke and brother Omar have been with the brother for several weeks. Harold's death was due to lung trouble following influenza. He was ill for eight months." (Dav. Times and Tribune: 8-28-1919)

Gehrke, George, 1919, "George Gehrke received word of the death of Mrs. Gehrke's brother, Harold Herman in Lincoln, Nebraska, last Friday afternoon. Harold was well known here, having lived here for six years. Mr. Gehrke and brother Omar have been with the brother for several weeks. Harold's death was due to lung trouble following influenza. He was ill for eight months." (Dav. Times and Tribune: 8-28-1919)


Geise, William, Jan 10, 1919

William Geise died southeast of Warden last Tuesday at the same hour a child was born to his wife. The funeral was held at Warden. (Odessa Record)


Geissler, Lena, Aug 31, 1972

"Funeral services were held for Mrs. Edward (Lena) Geissler, 73, last Saturday at Strate’s Chapel with Rev Stanley Williamson officiating. Mrs. Geissler was born Feb 22, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller of Odessa. She and her husband farmed near Ritzville for many years before buying farm property north of Davenport. Over fifteen year ago Mr. and Mrs. Geissler moved to their present home in Davenport when he retired from farming. Mrs. Geissler passed away Aug 22 in Lincoln Nursing Home here where she had lived for the past four years. Mrs. Geissler is survived by her husband, Edward at the home in Davenport; two sons, Wayne and Echo, of Davenport; a daughter, Mrs. Wardine Hokanson, Marblehead, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs.Hannah Johns, Wapato, Mrs. Emma Tauscher, Portland, OR, and Mrs. Minnie Shute, Suiso, CA; and two brothers, Ben Miller, Hayfork, CA, and William Miller, Ritzville. Interment was at the Mountain View Cemetery. Pall bearers for the funeral were Moss Johns, Jim Huck, Russell Chase, Earnest Beieler, Clifford Walker, and Howard Stormo." (Dav. Times: 8-31-1972)


Gerber, Anna Schultz, Jan 04,1973

"Memorial services for Anna Schultz Gerber, 88, who died Dec 30 were held Wednesday morning in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. The Rev Phil Falk, Reardan, officiated. Born at Mondovi on Oct 27, 1884, she lived in Reardan for many years. She was married to Joseph Gerber, a native of Perhan, MN, who died decades ago. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; they include Pete Schultz and Alvina King, Reardan. She was a member of Mother Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass." (Dav. Times: 1-04-1973)


Gibbins, daughter, Sept 16, 1910

Mrs. Gibbins was called yesterday to Wenatchee by the sad news of the death of her daughter, Alice, who has been suffering from consumption for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Gibbins have the sympathy of their friends in their sad hour of bereavement. (Citizen)  


G-illiland, Harry O.,  d. Jan 21,1934"Harry Oliver Gilliland, residence Lincoln County, WA. Male, white, married, husband of Laura C. Gilliland; farmer. Birth: Jan 20, 1866, Iowa; Aged: 68 yrs 6 days. Father: Amos Gilliland, born unknown; Mother: Unknown. Informant: Connie Gilliland, Spokane, WA. Death: Jan 21, 1934; Reg. Dist #3, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: myocarditis. L F Wagner, MD, Harrington, WA. Cremation: Spokane, WA. Undertaker: J E Turner of Harrington, WA; and Hazen & Jaeger of Spokane." (WA State Board of Health Death Certificate)


Glover, James Nettle, Nov 18, 1921

James Nettle Glover, the “father of Spokane” is critically ill. He is the most picturesque figure on Spokane’s history, coming to the city in 1873 and being the first permanent white settler and homesteader. (H Citizen)  


Gray, Willard P., Dec 24, 1959

"Willard Paul Gray, 52, died Friday at The Dalles, Oregon, after a long illness. His wife is the former Eva Tierney. The Grays resided at Nespelem for a number of years. Last rites were held Wednesday at Nespelem. Two daughters, two sons, two brothers and five sisters also survive Mr. Gray." (Harrington Citizen: 12-24-59)


Green, Frederick W., Apr 13, 1923

"While working on a stubborn coupling in the railroad yards at Auburn, WA, Wednesday evening of last week, Frederick W. Green, formerly of Mohler, was run over and killed. It appears that he and his companion, J. H. Beauchamp, were trying to open a coupling on a freight car that had jammed. Suddenly the engine backed the train up and both men were thrown down. Beauchamp, who was working the lever, fell clear of the track but Green fell on a rail and a wheel passed over his body just above the hips. ‘It is all off’ murmured Green, when his companion spoke to him. When asked if he had any message to leave he was unable to answer and passed away. Deceased is survived by his widow, his parents and his father-in-law, T. W. Morgan, who is also a Northern Pacific employee. Mr. Morgan is also well acquainted in the Mohler-Downs, Lamona district, as he formerly lived there." (Citizen: 13 Apr 1923)


Green, John F.,   obit dated: Feb 5, 1970, original with picture

"Funeral services for John F Green were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davenport Presbyterian Church with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Cremation will follow with entombment at the Greenwood Memorial Park in Spokane. The Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Green, a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, was born June 11, 1910 at Harrington, Wash. He died in Davenport on February 1. A graduate of Lewis and Clark high school in Spokane, Mr. Green graduated from Washington State University in 1932. He married Jeanne Murray in Pullman Jan 27, 1934. The couple moved to Davenport in 1939 where Mr. Green was manager of the Federal Land Bank Association of Davenport until his death. He was a member of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, the WSU chapter of Kappa Sigma and of the Harrington Golf and Country Club. Survivors besides his wife, Jeanne, are a son Keith Green of Bellevue, Wash., a daughter, Mrs. Marian Neiman of San Carlos, CA; a brother, Alfred Green of Renton, WA; a sister Mrs. Donald A. Gillis of Spokane; and two grandchildren, Eric and Christy Ellen green of Bellevue." (Dav. Times)


Green, William J.,  May 4, 1956  "William J. Green, son of John F. and Ella Williams Green, was born in Hamilton, Missouri, in 1874. He came west on the train a year later with his parents, to Merced, California. Since there were no sleeping facilities nor dining cars, the family had to carry bedding and an ample supply of food. In the fall of 1887, with his parents, Will Green moved to Washington Territory. His brother, Robert, and three sisters, Maud, Ora and Ethel, completed the family. This moved was also by train, but the family had to take a four-horse stage over the rough mountain road between Ashland and Grant’s Pass where there was no rail connection. The family rented a house in Sprague the first winter and stayed there to send the children to school. The following spring, the Greens moved to the Lake Creek ranch west of Harrington, where they lived until 1890 when they moved to the ranch in Lord’s Valley. The house was build of logs and roofed with shakes. The barn was built of logs with a log shed on the side. There was also a log granary. Where all these logs came from was a mystery as there was no timber near. In the summer of 1892, the California Land and Stock Company was formed, with Jacob Furth, president; W P Harrington (a banker of Colusa, CA, for whom the town of Harrington was named), vice-president; Luke Robinson, secretary and John F Green, manager. The ‘California Ranch’ three miles north of the Lord’s Valley ranch was selected to be the headquarters of operations and new buildings were erected there in 1893. The California Ranch is now owned and operated by Herb Armstrong who has re-named it the Valley Farm. In 1900 Will Green was married to Claribel Townsend, and they were the parents of three children, all born in Harrington. Mr. Green was closely identified with the early history of Harrington as a farmer, grain buyer and member of the firm of Weisgerber, Crisp & Co, a real estate firm. After the death of his father in 1918, Mr. Green took over the management of the California Land and Stock Company, which was finally liquidated in 1936. Mr. Green was living in Spokane at the time of his death on April 1, 1956. Survivors include Mrs. Helen F. Gillis, daughter, Spokane; John F. Green, son, Davenport; and Alfred W. Green, son, Opportunity; Ora E. Hannum, sister, Seattle." (Citizen: 5-04-1956)


Gribbling, Dave, Oct 25, 1935

Dave Gribbling, a former resident of Harrington, died at Astoria, Oregon, where funeral services were held and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane Wednesday morning. Mr. Gribbling conducted a pool hall here for many years… (Citizen excerpt)  



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November, 2005

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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