Creston Cemetery Burials and Obituaries 

                Submitted by Marge Womach


             Introduction to Cemetery on Page A

               Creston News and Notes addendum at bottom of page




Page I through K

Inman, Carrie E.;  (b. 7-22-1868; d. 4-28-1940; s/w William S.; listing) “Carrie Etta Inman. Died: 28 April 1940, aged 72, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Benjamin Lansford. Mother: Catherine Totten. Spouse: William S Inman.” (WA State Death Records);

Inman, Margaret Ruth;  (b. 2-10-1897; d. 10-22-1899; listing) “Tragedy touched the lives of Creston residents on Oct 22, 1899. Two and a half year old Margaret Ruth Inman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Inman, who lived in Creston, was visiting at the farm of friends four miles south of Creston. The girl was playing with other children in the yard and then disappeared. Large searching parties covered the area for five miles around but to no avail. On over 19, 1899, while rounding up cattle in the area south of Creston, Hugh Johnson and F. M. Lynch found the jumper the child had been wearing. Early the following morning the sheriff, deputies and Inman, found what few remains there were of the child, only enough to prove and verify her identity. It was the opinion of the searchers that the child had wandered off until she fell from exhaustion and died from exposure and had not been touched by animals until after her death.”  (Lincoln County: A Lasting Legacy; pages 81-82);  “Ruth Inman, the child who disappeared so mysteriously from a point about midway between Wilbur and Harrington, has not been found, nor any trace of her. Bills are out describing the child and offering a reward.” (Harrington Citizen: 11-03-1899) “C A Inman, 43, WI, married, carpenter; D C, fem, 33, NY; J, female, 11, WA; F, female, 9, WA; J, female, 7, WA.” (Creston City Census 1902);

Inman, William S.;  (b. 12-11-1865; d. 5-14-1916; s/w Carrie E.; listing) “William L Inman. Died: 14 May 1916, age 51, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Elijah N. Inman. Mother: Jane Kelso.” (WA State Death Records); {Edit: Wm Inman was listed in a business directory for 1910 in Creston. “William S. Inman, 45, KY; Carron E. Inman, wife, 49; Gladys J Inman, 9, WA.” (1910 census Creston, Lincoln Co, WA);

Jacobsen, Bertha;  (d. 2-10-1901; no age given; listing) “Bertha Jacobsen. Died: 14 Sept 1932, age 93, Bremerton, Kitsap Co, WA. Father: Johnson. Mother: Gunver.” (WA State Death Records);

Jacobsen, Henry;  (b. 1871; d. 1947; listing)  “Henry Jacobsen. #286.  Ordered by Mrs. Bessie Jensen. Render bill to Seattle. Date of death: 2-24-1947 at 11 p.m. at Creston, WA.  Funeral: 3-01-1947 at 1:30 p.m. at Christian Church in Creston, WA. Clergyman: E T Mitchell. Interment: 3-01-1947, 1:30 p.m., Creston, WA. Age 76. Single. Retired farmer. Born: Norway. White. Resident here 40 yrs. Cause of Death: heart. Certifying physician: F. G. Campbell, coroner.” (Strates) 

Jayne, Alfred W.;  (b. 1857; d. 1932; listing) 

Jayne, Annie;  (b. 1865; d. 1929; listing)  “Annie Jayne. Died: 11 Feb 1929, Creston, WA. Birth: 28 Feb 1865, Pennsylvania. Spouse: Alfred.  Father: A. Allen, born PA; Mother: Orcelia Farr, born PA. Burial: Creston, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Jehn, Haylie Marie;  (b. 9-22-1997; d. 3-17-1998; listing) 

Johnson, Esther J.; (b. 4-06-1888; d. 10-15-1902; d/o E. & Ida; s/w Paul R.; listing)

Johnson, Darcy Marie;  (d. 11-09-1972; age 1 month; no TS in 1999; name not on roster; listing; shown in 1974 recording of TS)  “Darcy Marie Johnson. Died: 11-09-1972. Birth: 10-06-1972, WA. Single. Father: William E. Johnson. Mother: Janet McKinnon. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Johnson, Genevieve V.;  (‘Jenny’; b. 4-10-1924; d. 3-02-1999; listing)  “Funeral service for Davenport’s Genevieve V. (Jenny) Johnson will be held here Friday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Creston Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, formerly of Creston, died March 2, 1999 in Spokane. She was 74.  Born April 10, 1924, in Endicott, WA, to Eugene and Myrtle Dole, she married Cecil C Johnson on Jan 25, 1941, in Yakima.  Mrs. Johnson, a homemaker, was a member of the Wilbur Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  Survivors include two daughters, Robert Vincent of Los Altos, CA, and Susan Flory of Davenport; three sons, Marvin Johnson of Olympia, Jerry Johnson of Port Orchard, WA, and David Johnson of Davenport; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Melendes of Sacramento, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband Cecil, on Jan 3, 1983, and one sister, Gladys White on Sept 1, 1998.   Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of the arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-04-1999)

Johnson, Glen; (d. 2-10-1914; infant s/o Andrew & Grace; listing) “Glen Johnson. Died: 10 Feb 1914, infant, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Andrew Johnson. Mother: Grace Chapman.” (WA State Death Records);

Johnson, infant;  (d. 1976; listing)

Johnson, Paul Raymond;  (b. 11-17-1899; d. 10-01-1902; s/w Esther J.; listing)

Johnson, Wilmer C.;  (b. 1848; d. 1930; listing)  “Wilmer C. Johnson. Died: 15 December 1930, Creston, WA.  Birth: 8 April 1848, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Spouse: widow, no name of spouse given. Father: William Johnson, born England. Mother: Sarah York, born WI. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Jump, Perry Beverly:  *(unconfirmed; mortician record; 9-30-1947) “Perry Beverly Jump (deceased), Creston, WA. Removal of body from Creston, WA Casket, Care of Body, Professional services; Use of funeral coach to Creston Cemetery.”  (Mortuary Ledger); “Perry Beverly Jump. Died: 9-28-1947, age 73, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Joseph Jump. Mother: Margaret Bresheus. Batch id # 277621.” (WA State Death Records) See also Sherman Cemetery file for Jump family members. 

Keeler, Nellie;  (b. 1-10-1888; d. 1900; listing)

Kelley, Sally L.;  (b. 1873; d. 1959; listing) “Sally Louise Kelley. Died: 4 March 1959, age 85, Park Hill Rest Home, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: James Johnson. Mother: Louise Fields.”  (WA State Death Records);

Kern, infant; (d. 1916; listing) “Jean Aidar Kern.  Died: 5 July 1916, infant, Ellensburg, Kittitas Co, WA. Father: F. A. Kern. Mother: Mary V. Davidson.” (WA State Death Records);

Kern, Paris Irvin;  (b. 1891; d. 1920; listing) “Paris Kern. Residence: E3227 Carlisle Ave, Spokane, 3 yrs.  Male, white, married, carpenter-bridge works for W. A. Byers Co.  Husband of Ellen Kern. Birth: 4-06-1891, WA; Age: 29 yrs 4 mos 3 days.  Father: Paris I. Kern; Mother: Stella Richardson, born Oregon.  Informant: Ellen Kern.  Death: 8-09-1920, at Millwood, Spokane Co, WA.  Cause: Electrocuted, accidental. Coroner Case. W. M. Newman, MD, Coroner. Burial: Creston, Wash. on Aug 12, 1920. Hazen & Jaeger, undertaker, of Spokane.”  (Spokane Health Dept: Death Certificate)

Khrone, -; (empty; listing)

King, Pearl Alfred;  (Added)  “Pearl Alfred King; #214; d. 6-25-1903; age 4 yrs; (buried Creston, unconfirmed)” (Lincoln County Auditor)

Kurz, Margaret Maurer: (1862-1950); d. 7-30-1950; d/o John George Maurer; w/o John Ludwig Kurz; “Interment services were held in Mountain View Cemetery at Davenport August 2, for Mrs Margaret Kurz, pioneer of this area, who died in Spokane July 30. She moved to Spokane about 30 years ago. Survivors include two sons and five daughters.” (Citizen: 8-11-1950)




Creston News and Notes  


(Misc. Ledgers: B-108) Presbyterian Church of Creston, filed Dec 6, 1899, with J. W. Maib (Pres), W. R. Foster (Sec), and D. F.McKay (Treas).

Inman:  “In a run of 30 ½ days in the Creston country, Elmer Inman threshed 68,000 bushels of grain.” (Citizen: 10-08-1909)

Inman:  Elmer Inman has sold his Creston temperance hall to Folts Bros and expects to visit his old Indiana home.” (Citizen: 11-20-1908)

Inman:  “Miss Iva Inman was united in marriage to Harry Garvin on Monday evening, the 3rd. Both are popular Creston young people.” (Citizen: 8-14-1908)

Johnson:  Mrs. W. Johnson, of Creston, was operated upon Tuesday, and is now doing nicely.” (LCT: 6-17-1898)

Jones:  Robert Arnold Jones of Creston died Saturday, Oct 7, 1995, of complications associated with leukemia. He was 70. No services will be held per his request.  He was born on April 15, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Harold and Dorothy Jones. His early years were spent in Lake Geneva, WI, and Helena, MT, where he entered the US Navy. He served aboard the USS California as a radioman. Using the GI Bill, Bob pursued a career in electronics and graduated from Idaho Junior College in Coeur d’Alene. He worked as a cameraman and technician for KXLY TV for 20 years. He left Spokane in 1973 to farm with his father-in-law, Norman Houger. He farmed until his retirement in 1987…. Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karen, at the home; one son, Dale Jones of Lewistown, MT; and three daughters, Deanna Jones of Spokane, Teresa Dehler of Vancouver, WA, and Dr Brenda Ferril of St Ignatius, MT; six grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by one son, Gary. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.”  (Davenport Times: 10-12-1995)

Jump:  James T. Jump was born in Missouri on Sept 28, 1867, the son of Joseph H and Margaret (Breshears) Jump.  In 1882 Mr. Jump came to Lincoln County. In 1902 he married Mrs. Mary Lavina Cooper. Mrs. Jump’s former husband was John R Cooper. They had had two children, Eleanoria Myrtle and John Cooper. (details from 1904 History of Big Bend-p. 303)

Jump:  John Jump came from Missouri with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jump, across the plains in a covered wagon when a youth. They settled in the region northeast of here in 1882. In 1887 he married Miss Ida Ellen Crabtree, whose mother, Mrs. Louisa Crabtree, had settled at Spangle in 1886.  The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jump was solemnized at Hartline.  They have lived about half a century on their Jump Canyon tract, where they produce choice vegetables and cultivate a productive orchard. They also grow hay on their tract. But the most unusual part of their horticultural ventures is the six walnut trees, five of which are bearing splendid black nuts. Another tree died as it neared its 40th year. All the others are still bearing annually and to a normal amount were planted the same year. Mr. Jump successfully grew tobacco, and experimented with English walnuts and oaks but the venture was not a success. This couple have reared and educated ten children. They are Mrs. Etta Miller, Addy; Mrs. Carrie Andersen, Minnesota; Mrs. Lillian Whitson, Miss Esther Jump and Mrs. Ruth Mallery, in California; Mrs. Mayme Swart, Oregon; Reuben Jump, Toppenish; Mrs. Ida May Portugee, Mrs. Margaret Anderson and Willie Jump, Wilbur. There are 16 grandchildren.”  (Wilbur Golden Jubilee: June 1939);


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