Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


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Mountain View Cemetery is located west of Davenport in Sec 20 Twp 25 R 37, just east of Davenport Catholic Cemetery. Some of the Davenport Cemetery Deeds are found under the seller (grantor) of Calvin L Simmons at the Lincoln Co Auditor office.  Dec 3, 1900, Calvin L Simmons, grantor, sold to O W Stone, grantee, (also local undertaker) by Quit Claim Deed, Vol.  8 p. 538, part of SE ¼ SE ¼ SW ¼ of Sec20-25-37.


  The first Davenport Cemetery was posited on the East end of the present location of the town of Davenport. Various reports surface of tombstone fragments being turned to the ground level as the fields have been worked over the decades. 

"The original Davenport city cemetery was identified as Pleasant View Cemetery at Davenport, located in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec 22 T25 R 37, the dedication of which was Aug 15, 1887. The date of it being discontinued by the Lincoln County Commissioners was not located, nor was the data for the moving of the bodies."

The current Davenport Mountain View Cemetery was originally the Davenport Lutheran Cemetery, located at the western edge of the current cemetery. No details have been found regarding the moving of the original Davenport Cemetery to the present site of Mt View Cemetery. Few records have been found of the re-interment of any of the Lincoln County Poor Farm burials to the Davenport Mt View Cemetery. Some of the mortuary records for 1936-1953 of the Bumgarner Funeral Home are preserved with MAC in Spokane, WA.  Some tombstone data was gleaned from the records of Wes and Carrie Lartigue which they recorded in 1973 and 1974 as death records were sought. Some city records were photocopied, however, an exhaustive search was not done. Some city records are vague, entries denoting either the purchaser of the plot or the tenant of same. Many death records herein were not confirmed by either the city or by tombstone listings. No attempt was made herein to document all tombstone data, except in rare cases where requests led me to find specific stones. File prepared by Marge Womach.


Abbott, Mae Lorraine: (1925-1992)  “Mae L Abbott. Died: 13 May 1992. Birth: 12 Mar 1925. Last residence: Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);


Abrams, Hattie: “Hattie Abrams. Died: July 27, 1917, Spokane, WA. Birth: 22 April 1875. Father: John Davies. Mother: Mae Wiggins.” WA State Death Records: file #19992506)


Adair, Byrl James:  b. 9-01-1929; d. 6-23-1969; WA Sgt. Co A 16 Signal BN; (TS shown in 1974 listing )“Byrl J Adair.—His home, Othello, WA. Formerly of Davenport. Survived by his wife, Donna Adair, and one son, James L Adair at the home.  His stepmother, Mrs Irene Adair, Stillwell, Oklahoma; 3 brothers, Walter Scott Jr; Edward Scott; and Danny Joe Scott, all of Stillwell, OK; 5 sisters, Mary Frances Adair and Mrs Eula Hunter, and Mrs Jimmie Cantrell, all of Stillwell, OK; Mrs Nina Lou Hudson, Waldron, Ark.; Mrs Sue Horn, Redondo Beach, CA. Funeral services Thursday, June 26 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, in Davenport, WA, Rev Donald Lange officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Spokesman Review:  6-26-1969; scrapbook item)


Adair, Earl:  b. 9-19-1922; d. 5-30-1966; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Adair, Ruth:  (1910-1984);  “Funeral services were held at the Strate Funeral Home Tuesday for Ruth Adair of Davenport, who passed away at her home Thursday, July 5, 1984. She was 73. Adair was born Nov 21, 1910 in Racine, WI, to Robert L Simmons and the former Alberta Chapman. During WW II, she worked in an airplane manufacturing plant in Missouri, and it is estimated she arrived in Davenport in 1947. Here, she worked in the former McDonald’s Café, and later as a Deputy Auditor at the court house. She retired from that position in 1973.  She was married to Earl Adair, who passed away in 1968. Survivors include her son, Gary, of Fairbanks, Alaska; her brothers, Thomas Simmons of Florida, and Robert Simmons, of Goodman, Missouri; her sister, Hortense Delk of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were led by Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church.”  (Davenport Times: 7-12-1984);


Adams, George: (d. 1-18-1965); ( Davenport City ) “George Adams. Died: 1-18-65, age  86, cancer of bladder; Mt View-Davenport. By: William M Dugan.” ( Davenport Catholic Ledger); 


Adams, Margretta E Lang:  (1913-2002); d. 12-30-2002; “Memorial service for Margretta E (Gretta) Adams, 89, is planned at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport.  A resident of Davenport, Mrs Adams died Dec 30 in Spokane. She belonged to the North Star Grange. A very active member of the Lincoln County Historical Society, she was the third generation of a pioneering family in this area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; a sister, Gertrude McAviney; and a brother, Herbert Lang.  She leaves two daughters, Lois Carpenter of Paluma, North Queensland, Australia; and Ellen (and Jack) Benson of Spokane; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a sister, Francis Duckey of Mercer Island, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 1-09-2003);


Adams, N Marietta:  (Mar 10, 1828-Mar 7, 1905); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Adams, Peter F: (1910-1972); h/o Margretta Lang;  “Pete Adams, 62, passed away at his home here Wednesday, Nov 8, 1972.  He was born at Foley, MN August 24, 1910, and had lived on a farm 11 miles north of Davenport for a number of years. Besides farming, Mr Adams had driven school bus for the Davenport schools for the past 17 years retiring last June. Mr Adams married Margretta Lang Feb 22, 1933 in Spokane. Besides his wife at the home here, Mr Adams is survived by two daughters, Mrs Ellen Vick, Davenport; Mrs Lois Carpenter, Australia; two brothers, Norbert J Adams, Anchorage, Alaska; Raymond T Adams, Spokane and six grandchildren.  He was a member of North Star Grange. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home Saturday, Nov 11 at 11 a.m. with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating and interment at the Mountain View Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 11-09-1972);  “Peter Frank Adams. Died: 11-08-1972. Birth: 8-24-1910, MN. Father: Peter Finck (sic). Mother: Bernice Schwenkler. Spouse: Margaretta Lang.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Ahlf, Albertine: (1865-1910);  “Nov 10, 1910. Albertina Alf.” (Record of Funerals, Zion German Methodist Church near Rocklyn); “Jan 1, 1887.  Henry Alf of Davenport. Albertina Kruger Mielke of Harrington.” Record of Marriages, Zion German Methodist Church near Rocklyn);  Baptismal Records for the following children: Mina Henrietta, Kate Luisa, Elle Ester were also in the Zion German Methodist ledger.  The family history of Albertina Kruger and Henry M Ahlf shows the following children born to them: Mina H, Edward, Emil, Anna, Kate Louise, Elle Esther,  Sadie, John and Cecil. (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Ahlf, Anna: (1890-1890); dau of Henry; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Ahlf, Cecil A:  (1907-1965); d. 2-09-1965; s/o Henry and Albertina;  (Edit: news) “Cecil Ahlf, age 18, of Davenport, was badly cut and bruised about the face and may have been injured internally when the motorcycle he was riding ran into the rear of a wagon driven by Charles Stubbs on the highway north of Davenport Monday. The motorcycle was badly wrecked.” (OR: 11-13-1925. news);


Ahlf, Edward Henry:  (1887-1950); h/o Elizabeth; “Edward Henry Ahlf; died Nov 4, 1950” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Ahlf, Elizabeth K Buck:  1888-1976); w/o Edward;  “Funeral services were held March 6, for Mrs Elizabeth Ahlf at the Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs Ahlf died March 2 at the age of 88 in a Spokane hospital. Mrs Ahlf was born in Davenport in January, 1888. She married Ed Ahlf in 1910 and the couple farmed west of Davenport for most of their lives. Two children born to the Ahlfs died in infancy. Mr Ahlf preceded his wife in death in 1950. Mrs Ahlf was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Survivors include a sister, Mrs Anna Bard, Davenport; and two sisters-in-law, Sadie Rummer, Spokane, and Kate Buck of Seattle.  The Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated at the service. Interment was at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Dav. Times: March 1976)


Ahlf, Emil:  (1889-1889); son of Henry; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Ahlf, Esther Elizabeth:  (1913-1926); d. 9-16-1926;  dau of Edward and Elizabeth; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Ahlf, Henry:  (1853-1924); “Funeral services for Henry Ahlf, 71 year old Davenport pioneer, were held from the Ahlf home in this city Friday and from the Lutheran church at 2:30 PM, a large crowd of friends and relatives attending. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev H F W Meyer. The body was buried in Mountain View Cemetery. Music was furnished by a choir and quartet. Pall bearers were Fred Schiffler, Adolph Berge, E N Imus, Charles Buck, Jr, Otto Oehlwein and Math Foehr. Mr Ahlf, who had lived in the Davenport district for 45 years, was found dead in bed at his home here Tuesday morning of last week. He was a native of Frieburg, Germany, and came to California in 1871, later moving to a homestead near Davenport in 1879. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs Phillip Buck, Mrs David Buck and Mrs Mike Buck; and 3 sons, Edward, John and Cecil Ahlf, all of Davenport.” (Dav Times Tribune: 6-26-1924) “Decree settling final account of Edward H Ahlf, administrator of the estate of Henry Ahlf, and decree of distribution of the estate have been signed.” (Odessa Record: 11-06-1925);  (Edit: L V Rummer, husband of Sadie Ahlf, died March 25, 1985 with burial in Spokane Memorial Gardens.);


Ahlf, John:  (1848-1907);  (see Lincoln Co Probate file #962, did not view)  “Slashes His Throat. John Alf, a Wealthy Rancher, Commits Suicide in This City Yesterday Morning. This morning our citizens were shocked to learn that John Alf, an old time settler had committed suicide at the Davenport Hotel. About 6 o’clock in the morning Mrs Frank Rumberger, the landlady of the hotel, was about to resume her duties for the day when she observed blood dripping from the boards of which the ceiling was composed. She called her husband’s attention to the fact and he went upstairs to investigate. He found Alf lying on the best in the last throes of dissolution. The deceased was suffering from a complication of ailments—jaundice and neuralgia being among the number. The position in which he was found and the blood on the bed clothes would lead one to believe that his first act of self-destruction was to open his left wrist with a pocket knife as the wrist was hacked; then finding that it was slow and failed to work quickly, he severed his throat and bled to death. The deceased was a German by birth and came to CA with Henry Alf—the latter being no relation—in 1872 and they together moved to Lincoln County in 1879, and lived together until 17 years ago when Henry married, since then John has kept bachelor quarters. He owned a section of land on Hawk Creek near Davenport and was otherwise well off financially. He had rented his land to Henry Alf and his friends begged him to come to Davenport and make his home, but he preferred to stay on the ranch and keep a few chickens and a cow or two. The only near relatives he is known to have in this country are two nephews in New York State. Services will be held Saturday from the Stone’s undertaking parlors.” (LCT:  3-21-1907) (Edit: the 1974 TS listing shows his tombstone to read: John Ahlf. Born Oederquart, Germany March 14, 1848. Died Davenport March 22, 1907.); 


Ahlf, Minnie:  (1888-1889); dau of Henry; “Minna Henrietta Alf. Infant. Birth: Sept 8, 1888. Baptism: Oct 20, 1888. Parents: H M Alf and Albertina E Kruger.” (Zion German Methodist Ledger, Record of Baptisms); 


Ahlf, Walter Edward:  b. 9-12-1912; d. 10-05-1917;  son of Edward;  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Aho, Adolph A; d. 3-27-1985;  “Funeral services for Adolph A Aho, 77, of Davenport took place last Friday, March 29 at the Davenport Presbyterian Church. He died Wednesday, March 27, 1985 in Davenport.  Mr Aho was born March 7, 1908, in Brule, WI, near Lake Superior, to Henry Aho and the former Sandra Laulaja, the fourth of 12 children.  His parents immigrated from Finland in the early 1900s, and homesteaded on a small farm near Brule.  He was proud of his Finnish ancestry and able to read, write and speak the language.  Mr Aho took his first job as a clerk in a cooperative store in Brule, where he worked for 12 years as a clerk, truck driver and then office manager. He then managed another cooperative store for about a year, before returning to work in the co-op at Brule.  During World War II, he served in the US Army, and following his discharge from the service when the war ended, he was hired by  Bayfield Electric Co-op in Iron River, WI.  He worked there for 18 years as office manager; and there met his wife, Katherine, whom he had hired as cashier. The couple married on Nov 11, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN.  During the years in Iron River, he served as volunteer ambulance driver, volunteer fireman, and a member of the Iron River city council. The Aho family moved to Davenport in 1963, when Mr Aho became hired as the office manager for the Lincoln Electric Cooperative. He worked there until his retirement in 1977.  In 1979, Mr Aho and Katherine moved to Minneapolis, MN then to Walla Walla before returning to Davenport in 1983.  He was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder from 1966 until 1971. He also served as a member of the Clinton S Brown Legion Post of Davenport and as a charter member of the Lions Club in Iron River, WI.  Survivors include his wife, Katherine, of Davenport; his son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Nancy Aho, and their children, Lara and Steven, of Walla Walla; his son, Larry of Davenport; his daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Doug Robinson and their daughter, Aryn, of Mercer Island; brothers Arthur Aho of Superior, WI; and Herbert Aho, of Brule, WI; sisters, Ellie Johnson of Maple, WI, and Jean Siegel of Minneapolis, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church led the funeral services last Friday, with Rod Aho as organist, Sarah Jane Johnson accompanying and Carla Boleneus as soloist.  Pall bearers included Dave Harrison, Paul Hanes, Everett Boleneus, Gordon Bonser, Frank Campbell and Boyd Ressel.  Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War gave Mr Aho a 21-gun salute at the Mountain View Cemetery. The firing squad included Larry Lindbloom, Howard Beebe, Leonard Abbott, Vern Sauter, Bill Peters, and Commander Joe Darling.  Ted Lyse served as chaplain with Grant VanBuren and R H Peak as the color guard. Patrick Abbott served as bugler.”  (Davenport Times:  4-04-1985)  “Adolph Alois Aho. Died: 3-27-1985, Davenport, WA.  Father: Henry Aho. Mother: Sandra Laulaja.  Spouse: Katherine Knapp. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 


Albin, Anne E:  (1886-1963); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Albin, Joanna:  (1902-1904); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Albin, John W: (1869-1962); (early carpenter in Davenport);  “John Albin.  Died:  10-26-1962, Davenport, WA.  Father: William Albin. Mother:  Unknown.  Spouse: Unknown. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 


Albin, Mary:  (1872-1920); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Albrecht, Amanda M:  b. 12-05-1866;  d. 7-12-1914; wife of WF; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Aldridge, M Lucile:  (1907-1995) “Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) for Mary Lucile Aldridge, who passed away Monday, Jan 9, in Lawrence, Kansas. She was 87.  The service will be at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with the Rev Don Huse officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Aldridge was born on July 5, 1907, in Davenport to William and Espie ‘Ella Wilkerson Peak. She grew up in Davenport and later moved to Rudyard, Mont., where she graduated from high school.  She then attended Montana State Teachers College in Dillon. There, she went to California for a short time before moving to Kirkland, Wash., where she lived for 35 years. She also lived in Texas, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Oklahoma before moving to Lawrence, where she lived for the past three years.  She married Paul Aldridge on Aug 13, 1938 in Spokane. She was a homemaker and mother for most of her life; her hobbies were sewing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Kirkland Congregational Church and the Bell Choir. She is survived by her husband at the home in Kansas; two daughters, Espie Shapley of Kansas City and Linda Keho of Lawrence; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge.”  (Dav. Times: 1-12-1995)


Aldridge, Paul D:  (1911-1999) “Funeral service for Paul Aldridge was held Saturday, Sept 25, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Aldridge died of kidney failure in Austin, TX on Sunday, Sept 19.  He was born Jan 19, 1911 in Spokane.  After graduating from school, he worked on oil tankers and hydroelectric power generating dams in Australia and the US until 1941, when he joined Todd Shipyard. He worked there until he retired 38 years later. After retirement, he and his wife, Lucile (Peak) formerly of Davenport, lived in San Antonio, TX, Rio Rancho, NM, Bixby, OK, and Lawrence, KS.  Mr Aldridge was preceded by his wife of 56 years, as well as his brothers, Stephen Aldridge of Wilson Creek, WA, and George Aldridge of Milton, WA. Survivors include his brother, Carl W Aldridge of Woodburn, OR; two daughters, Linda Keho of Lawrence, KS, and Epsie Shapley of Austin; 5 grandchildren… and 3 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge.” (Dav. Times: 9-30-1999) 


Alexander, Edna Cora: (1900-1949); “Edna Cora Alexander; Died: April 23, 1949” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Edna was born 8-10-1900, the daughter of Marion Johnson and his wife Eva Reinbold. Edna married Walter Alexander and they had three children, an infant (1918-1918), Marvin and Faye. Edna preceded Walter in death on April 23, 1949.}  “Edna Cora Alexander. Died: 4-23-1949.  Birth: 7-10-1900, WA.  Married.  Father: Marion Johnson. Mother: Eva Reinbold. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)


Alexander, Infant:  (b. & d. 2-21-1918); son of Walter P and Edna C; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Alexander, Mary (Johns):  (1885-1968); “Funeral services for Mrs Mary J Alexander, formerly of Davenport, were held in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, the Rev Gordon Woodall officiating. Mrs Alexander’s home was Lake Stevens, WA at the time of her death in Everett. She was buried at Mt View Cemetery in Davenport. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Molly Nicholson of Lake Stevens, and Mrs Grace Marsh, San Raphael, CA; four sons, Virl of Peshastin, WA; John of Napa, CA; Clark W of Citrus Heights, CA; Joe of Deer Park, WA; 21 grand-children; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Moss Johns, Davenport. She was a graduate of EWSC in 1907.” (Dav. Times: 12-12-1968) 


Alexander, Walter P: (1882-1954); “Walter Preston Alexander; Died: Jan 26, 1954” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Walter P Alexander was born 6-24-1884. He married Edna Johnson, daughter of Marion Johnson and his wife Eva Reinbold (12th  child of Mathias in Germany). Edna and Walter had three children, an infant son who failed to thrive (1918-1918), Marvin Dwight and Faye Lucille. “W P Alexander, Hawk Creek rancher, plead guilty to charges of manufacturing intoxicating liquor and liquor in possession with intent to sell, when brought before Justice J P Cruser at Reardan, Saturday afternoon, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $800 and costs, and was given a 90 day suspended jail sentence. He paid his fine Tuesday afternoon and was released from jail here.  Alexander was arrested on Morgan street in Davenport last Thursday afternoon in an alleged intoxicated condition. A pint of moonshine liquor was found on his person, and a search of his car by Sheriff F J Gilpatric and Deputy Ray Kurtz disclosed a gallon of moonshine. Officers on Friday located a 40 gallon still, 150 gallons of mash and five gallons of moonshine liquor about a half mile from Mr Alexander’s home on Hawk Creek. The still was cleverly concealed near a spring, officers said, and material evidently was carried to it on horseback. Alexander is reported to have told the officers where the still was located.” (Davenport Times Tribune: 8-11-1927)


Allen, David S:  (1876-1909);   “David Allen was killed in the Thorne mine at Cedar Canyon, Wednesday, Feb 24, by a premature explosion of a charge of dynamite.” (Harrington Citizen: 3-05-1909) (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Allen, George A:  (b. 12-25-1852;  d. 6-12-1932); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Allen, Ruth Knox:  (1831-1910);  “Ruth M Knox was born March 19, 1831, near Springfield, IL. Married to Louis V Allen, Feb 15, 1869. Located at Salem, OR in 1877. Moved to homestead near Harrington in 1880. Came to Davenport in 1905. Died Jan 23, 1910. This briefly told, is the chronological life of a pioneer woman of Lincoln County, but all through these passing years there have been many trials patiently bourne, hardships faced without complaint, sacrifices cheerfully and willingly made, of which no one perhaps knows. For 30 years Lincoln County has been her home and such as she have helped to fashion the Inland Empire and give it fame and honor for all time. Mrs Allen’s father, Thos Knox, was a neighbor of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL, and he was a great friend of the family. Memorial services were held in the Christian Church Tuesday and a large concourse attended to pay the last respect to the one who had been a consistent church member for more than 60 years. …The interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.”  (LCT: 1-28-1910)


Alley, Alfred M:  (1854-1913);  “The funeral of the late Mr A M Alley, whose death was chronicled in the columns last week, was held from the Stone chapel last Friday afternoon, the Rev Frederick Tonge, pastor of the Congregational church officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.” (Dav. Tribune: 2-20-1913)


Alley, Ida (Spining) : (1856-1905); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Alley, Lemuel A:  (Nov 18, 1888-Jan 30, 1966);  WA Pvt Co A 6 BN US Coast Guard WW I. (TS shown in 1974 listing)“Lemuel Alley.—His home, Spokane, WA. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb 3 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, Rev William Lutz officiating. Interment Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 2-01-1966)



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