Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


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Bramer, Ernestena H: (1872-1903); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bramer, Herman C:  (1872-1920); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brandy, W J:  (1873-1934); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Branson, Elizabeth Prillman: b. abt 1876;  (Davenport City); (Edit: married Swain Branson on 5-30-1895 in Madison County, IN. On the Davenport 1910 census, they have two daughters, Mabel, 9, and Gretta, 13. On the Davenport Census of 1930, Elizabeth is shown as 55, and Swain L Branson is age 63.)


Branson, Swain:  b. abt. 1866; (burial: Davenport City); (Edit: S. Branson owned ‘The Model’ Department Store in Davenport in 1899. By 1910 he is registered as a farmer in the Davenport vicinity. “A new departure for Davenport is this latest business enterprise, to which additions are continually being made by the proprietor. At present it is conducted on the usual principle of a Racket store, though it is more ambitious in its efforts than that character of business places usually are. The public are invited to examine the stock at ‘The Model’ and convince themselves that his prices cannot be duplicated elsewhere, quality of goods considered. Branson has a little bit of everything in stock, it would seem—dry goods, gloves, mittens, mackintoshes, hardware, household good, queensware, glassware, stationery, crockery, notions, books, cutlery, goods suitable for Christmas, wedding and birthday presents, etc. The rarest bargains in town may be had his special five and ten cent counters. Mr Branson was born in Ohio and was formerly an extensive hardware merchant at Pendleton, Indiana. He landed in Seattle in October of last year, thence coming to this city and concluded to stake down here permanently.” (LCT: 12-16-1898)


Briggs, Clayton:  (1920-1994); d. 6-15-1994) h/o Sherry Ellen Briggs, and step-father to her children;  “Sherry Briggs sighed and shrugged her shoulders, the lines on her face creasing with the stress she was feeling. The Davenport woman was making funeral plans for her beloved late husband, abiding by his last wishes, despite her limited finances.  It was an educational process for Briggs as she quickly discovered the shortage of resources available to those who  can’t afford to bury their loved ones… Sherry’s husband Clayton died suddenly of congestive heart failure Wednesday last week at their Mill Canyon home. Clayton, 74, had been joking around with Sherry and their daughter, Heather, in the kitchen before collapsing in another room. ‘The ambulance and the hospital did a beautiful job, but it was just too late,’ Sherry said, her voice cracking. ‘The good Lord gives us only so much time and Clayton didn’t want to die in the hospital. The fact that he didn’t was a blessing, in a way.’  The Briggs were married in 1977 at Fall City, moving to Spokane in 1978 and to this area in 1980. They’ve been through a lot together, dealing with the tragic deaths of two of their sons in recent years, Patrick and Michael, both in car accidents. This, along with Clayton’s poor health, exhausted most of their financial resources. Clayton’s cardiac problems dated back to a heart attack he suffered in 1964. When he started oxygen treatments eight years ago, doctors didn’t expect him to live past six months. He long surpassed their predictions, however.  The family had been getting by on Clayton’s Social Security and veteran’s disability benefits, but this funding source stopped abruptly when he died. With lack of education and health problems of her own, Sherry, 48, is unable to get work. She was diagnosed with liver cancer last year.  Clayton had always told Sherry he did not want to be cremated, so she sought out to make arrangements for a casket burial. Looking at funeral costs of just over $3,400, much more than she could afford, Sherry didn’t know where to turn… Because Clayton, who served in the Army during WW II, had been receiving disability payments, he qualified for burial and plot allowances from the Dept of Veterans Affairs, amounting to a total of $450, which Sherry received. Sherry applied for and received $300 from the country’s Veterans Relief Fund, which was established for indigent veterans. She was able to get some financial assistance from the Davenport Ministerial Alliance, as well as friends and relatives. She garnered enough funds to give the funeral home the $1,145 required up front and will be allowed to make payments on what’s left…”  (Davenport Times:  6-23-1994) “This family photo, which was taken a few years ago, is cherished by Sherry Briggs since it’s one of the few with Clayton in it. From left are Tim, Sherry and Clayton Briggs, Lorna Gouin (Clayton’s daughter from the Shelton area, and Heather Briggs.” (Photo caption with preceding article: 6-23-1994); “Funeral service for longtime Davenport area resident Clayton Briggs was held Wednesday this week at the Davenport United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Pastor Gisela Taber officiated.  Mr Briggs, 74, died June 15, 1994.  He was born May 1, 1920, in Fargo, ND, to Robert and Olive (Axtell) Briggs, and he grew up in the North Dakota area. In 1939, he joined the US Army and served in WW II. He was discharged from the Army in 1944. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Briggs, at the home; 10 children, Timothy Briggs and Heather Briggs, both of Davenport, Lorna Gouin of the Shelton area, Sally Briggs of Olympia, Clayton J Briggs of Portland, OR, Kenneth Briggs of Crescent City, CA, Elaine Gardenshire of Willets, CA, Sherry Hoskins of Newport, WA, Jamie Winton of Whitefish, MY, Bernie Miller of Spokane, and Patty Youngblood of Jerome, ID; 29 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Briggs of Seattle and Curtis Briggs of California. He was preceded in death by three sons, Michael, David and Pat Briggs; one sister; and two brothers.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  6-23-1994);


Brock, Jackson:  (1832-1918); Judge Jackson Brock see also History of Big Bend. “Prosecuting Attorney. An amiable, dignified and well preserved old gentleman is Judge Brock.  A native of Gallapolis, Ohio, where he was reared and educated, he set sail for the then territory of Washington in 1886, arriving in Spokane Falls on October 12 of that year. About two years later, on Jan 4, 1888, he landed in Davenport, putting up at the Banner Hotel and making that hostelry his home for the winter. In the spring of 1888 he erected and moved into a law office, occupying it for the first time on April 3. On the 18th of the following June Judge Brock filed on a homestead about one mile south of town. Subsequently he bought a half section adjoining, making 480 acres he now owns, the north line of his farm being but a half mile from the corporate limits of the city of Davenport.  The day may not be far distant when every foot of it will be laid off into town lots and worth more per foot than it was per acre some years ago.  Judge Brock has had something to do with politics since taking up his citizenship in Washington, and so he had before coming here. In 1866, just after the war of the rebellion, he was elected superintendent of schools in Chariton County, Missouri, by the bare majority of one vote. In 1868 he was chosen judge of the common pleas court by a decisive majority, and in 1870 he was made city recorder of Brunswick, MO, by a majority that he will be proud of till his dying day. In the fall of 1888 Judge Brock was elected probate judge of this county, prosecuting attorney in 1894, and re-elected in 1896. Under the law he was not eligible to hold the office a third term in succession.”  (LCT: 12-16-1898) “The body of Jackson Brock, a prominent lawyer and former county attorney of this county in early days, arrived at Davenport for burial Tuesday. Mr Brock died at Los Angeles , CA , where he had been in declining health for several months. He was a native of Missouri and practiced in that state many years. His widow survives him.” (Odessa Record: 2-01-1918)


Brock, Mrs Jackson: (d. Aug 1909; burial not confirmed) “Mrs Jackson Brock of Davenport died at Spokane last Saturday, while under the influence of ether, for the removal of a splinter of bone in her leg. The injury to her leg was sustained in a runaway accident about six weeks ago.” (Citizen: 8-27-1909)


Brockman, Dave M:  (1871-1955); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brockman, Ruth:  (1900-1904);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brockman, William B: (1858-1939); “Mrs Frank Rowland of Reardan was called to the Coast because of the death of her father, W B Brockman of Kirkland. Mr Brockman was brought to Davenport for burial and a car carrying the family members, Mrs Brockman, Mrs Rowland and her son, was preceding the ambulance on the trip.  At Easton the car was smashed when it skidded from the highway and rolled over several times. The three were only slightly hurt, and they continued to Davenport in the ambulance bearing the body. Mr Brockman was a former Lincoln County Sheriff.” (Citizen: 1-13-1939)


Brooks, Hazel L:   (1898-1984);  “Funeral services for Hazel Brooks of Davenport were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Strate Funeral Home. She was 85.  Mrs Brooks was born May 31, 1898, in Chicago, the oldest of the three children of Louis Goodspeed and the former Christina May Hansen.  In 1907, the family moved to Green Bluff, near Spokane, by train.  There her father built a general store and was manager of the telephone company, as well as a teacher in the local school. On Sept 25, 1915, she married Samuel Brooks, and the two of them lived in Green Bluff for the next seven years. They moved to Peach in 1922, to Creston the following year, and then to Davenport in 1931, where she has lived since. She is remembered by many as working in Campbell’s Grocery Store, from 1945 to 1969. She passed away Thursday, March 8, 1984, at Lincoln County Nursing Home. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Nora Brooks, of Davenport, and Louis and Ellen Brooks, of La Palma, CA; her daughter and son-in-law, Hazel (known as Babes) and J L Kelley, of Kennewick; her brother Lester Goodspeed, of Kelso; as well as 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, and Rebekah Lodge. Services were officiated by Rev Jeff Callender of the Presbyterian Church. Sarah Jane Johnson was organist and Kevin and Judy Heid, vocalists. Pall bearers included her grandsons Robert Brooks, James Brooks, Robert Morris, William Morris, Samuel Morris, and Daniel Morris.” (Davenport Times:  3-15-1984); “Hazel L Brooks. Died: 3-08-1984, Davenport , WA. Spouse: widowed, Sam J Brooks. Father: Louis Oliver Goodspeed. Mother: Christina May Hansen.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, W.” (Lincoln Co Health death cards); 


Brooks, May:  (infant burial; 1908); (TS shown in 1974 listing) “Emma Brooks. Infant, age 0. Died: 5-09-1908, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Ep Brooks. Mother: Emma Conrad.”  (WA State Death Records: #275486)


Brooks, Nora C:  (1926-1986);  “Nora C Brooks died Sept 13, 1986 at Davenport with interment at Davenport’s Mt View Cemetery; burial with Catholic services. Nora was born March 17, 1926 at Cascade, Idaho. Survivors include her husband, Everett; two sons, Robert (and Cara) and James (and Cindy) Brooks; one daughter, Mrs Rod (Janet) MacLain of Spokane; five brothers, five sisters.” (notes from undated scrapbook obit)“Nora Cecilia Brooks. Died: 9-13-1986, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Everett Brooks. Father: William Reed. Mother: Bessie Warren. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Brooks, Samuel J: (1889-1952); “Sam Brooks; Dated: 5-15-1952; long time mechanic; buried Mt View.” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen) “Samuel Brooks. Died: May 14, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)


Brown, Charles Samuel: (Aug 27,1890-Dec 29,1964; WA Pvt. Co A 44 Inf. WW I); h/o Matilda; f/o Donald C Brown; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brown, Clinton S:  (d. 10-14-1918, WW I, d. in France);  “The body of Clinton S Brown will arrive in Davenport next week. Brown attended school here and worked in the newspaper offices before going to Yakima. He enlisted in the Army while in Yakima and saw service on the Mexican border before going to France in December of 1917 as a member of 161st Infantry. He died at Base Hospital near Sinioges, France, on Oct 14, 1918. The body will be met by members of Clinton S Brown Post No. 43, who will conduct a military funeral. All business houses will be closed during the service.” (Davenport Times of Dec 28, 1995 in 75 Yrs Ago reflecting the Davenport Times: 12-30-1920)  “An order appointing Mrs Maude S Brown, Davenport, administratrix of the estate of her son, Clinton S Brown, who died in France in 1918, while serving with the AEF, was signed in superior court on Tuesday. The estate consists of $1,071 remaining on a war risk policy.” (Odessa Record: 5-31-1935)


Brown, Donald C: (1930-1996);  “Funeral service was held for Donald C Brown, 65, on Saturday, May 18.  Mr Brown died on Tuesday, May 14, at a Spokane hospital. Don (Ace) Brown was the only child of Charles and Matilda Heinrich Brown, born Nov 4, 1930. His family lived on a farm north of Davenport.  After graduating from Davenport High School, he started working for Lincoln County Road Dept.  He married Betty Jean Rasmussen on June 23, 1951. He then enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Oits Air Force Base on Cape Cod, Mass.  After he completed his service obligation, he returned to Davenport and worked for the Lincoln County Road Dept, where he worked as assistant county engineer and retired at age 49 years with 31 years of service.  Don had many hobbies, but sports were his main interests. Coaching his children and grandchildren gave him much enjoyment. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Darrel Parsons, and Yvonne and Tom Paul; and two grandchildren, Chad and Ashley Paul.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by one son, Michael Brown.  The funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 5-23-1996)


Brown, Edna Marie:  (1892-1895);  (TS shown in 1974 listing; death record not located)


Brown, Ernestine R (Heinrich):  (1864-1941); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brown, Frank:  (1885-1956); (TS shown in 1974 listing shown with Minnie)


Brown, George S:  (1859-1935); “George Samuel Brown. Death: 25 Jan 1935, Davenport, WA.  Birth: Jan 1, 1859, Russelville, Kentucky. Father: William Brown, born KY; Mother: Kate Tinbaugh, born VA.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card) “George S Brown. Born Jan 1, 1859 in Russellville, KY. Occupation: Clerk; Residence: Davenport. Admitted on Dimit from Harmony Lodge 110, at Harmony, SD. Died Jan 25, 1935. Buried Davenport, WA.” (Acacia Lodge Data; beginning 1914.)


Brown, Irene:  (1919-1985)  “Irene Henrietta Brown.  Death: 12-13-1985, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Thomas Howard Brown. Father: Paul Herman Maskenthine. Mother: Anna Marie Jahn. Burial: Cremation, Evergreen Crematorium, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card) 


Brown, James Douglas:  (1880-1935);  “James Douglas Brown. Death: 31 Dec 1935 at Davenport, WA.  Birth:  17 Dec 1880, Heppner, Oregon. Spouse: single.  Father: William Franklin Brown, born Arkansas.  Mother: Eleanor Layson, born Oregon.  Burial: Mountain view Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card)


Brown, Matilda:  (1891-1944);  “Matilda Brown. Died: Sept 14, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) (Edit:  Charles and Matilda Brown were the parents of Donald C Brown.)


Brown, Maud (Searles):  (1867-1955); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brown, Michael: (1956-1991);  “Michael Charles Brown.  Death: 10-06-1991. Birth: 5-13-1956, WA.  Never Married. Father: Donald Charles Brown. Mother: Betty Jean Rasmussen. Cremation: Riplinger Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card)  “Michael C Brown, 35, passed away Oct 7 at his home in Davenport. Born May 13, 1956, in Spokane, he attended Davenport schools, graduating in 1975. He also attended Spokane Community College, where he received an associate’s degree in electronics and general studies.  Mr Brown went to work in Seattle for the Boeing Flight Test Program for several years. He then returned to college at Eastern Washington University, where he received bachelor of arts degrees in accounting and management information science. He currently was a student at EWU, where he was furthering his degree in accounting aiming for a career as a certified public accountant.  He is survived by his parents, Don and Betty Brown of Davenport, sister Ann and brother-in-law Darrell Parsons of Coulee City; and sister Yvonne and brother-in-law Tom Paul, niece Ashley and nephew Chad Paul, all of Davenport.  At Mr Brown’s request, no service will be held. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 10-10-1991);


Brown, Minnie:  (1897-1975);  “Minnie Maybelle Brown.  Death: 12-02-1975. Birth: 12-02-1896, NC.  Widowed.  Father: Robert H Cook. Mother: Alice H McNeeley. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card) (TS shown in 1974 listing; shown with Frank Brown)


Brown, William Frank:  (d. 7-05-1956); “William Frank Brown. Died: 7-05-1956, Davenport, WA.  Father: William Frank Brown. Mother: Ellen Layson. Spouse: Minnie Brown. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card)


Brown, William L:  (burial); s/o JN and Caroline; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Brundage, Allie A: (Oct 3,1906-July 6,1959; Kansas Sgt. 401 Serv. Sq. WW I as shown by Lartigues in TS listings);


Brusig, Rudolf:  (1902-1987);  “Rudolf Adolf Brusig passed away Sunday, Jan 18, 1987, one month before his eighty-fifth birthday.  He was born in Lincoln, Texas, of German immigrant parents, and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He moved to Chicago, IL and in 1930 married Marie Huber. In 1946 he moved his family to Prosser, WA, where he was active in the Messiah Lutheran Church. Throughout his life he worked as a machinist and was a craftsman of ornamental iron. Mr Brusig retired in 1968 and in 1982 he moved with his wife to Davenport, WA. He enjoyed gardening and was adept at propagating roses and other flowers.  He is survived by his wife, Marie Brusig, of Davenport, WA; three daughters, Marudie Cabanyog, of Fremont, CA; Peggy Patrick, of Davenport; and Jean Overdorf, presently living in England; three sisters, Marie Huchthausen, of Albuquerque, NM, Bettie Moeding, of Pine City, MN, and Erna Gallagher, of Fallbrook, CA; one brother, Eugene Brusig, of Hawaiian Gardens, CA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held at the Assembly of God on Wednesday, Jan 21, 1987.” (Davenport Times: 1-22-1987); 


Bryant, Clara C:  (1871-1954);  d/o Ben and Margaret; “Clara Cecilia Bryant. Dated: 12-13-1954; Invalid sister of Mrs Chas McKinnon” (Presbyterian Ledger by JA Christensen)



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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