Davenport Mountain View Cemetery    


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Edwards, Ella Marie:  (1881-1970);  “Ella Marie Edwards.  Died: 27 Nov 1970, Spokane. Age: 88 yrs. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);“Ella Maria Edwards.—Her home, E301 Nora Ave.  Aunt of Mrs Ruth Gettys, Spokane; Mrs Ida Blackwell, Freemont, CA; Mrs June Pringle, Altadena, CA. A member of the Order of Eastern Star. Graveside services, Tuesday, Dec 1, at 2 p.m. at the Davenport, WA, Cemetery. Mr Ron Bain Jr, officiating. The Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-01-1970)  


Edwards, Geraldine:  (1934-1944); “Geraldine Edwards. Died: April 14, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Edwards, John H:  (1890-1961);  (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);


Edwards, Thomas:  (1893-1950);  “Thomas Alfred Edwards. Died: Aug 29, 1950.”  (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Edit: The obituary of Floy Polston Edwards Bodvin states  in part:  “Floy Rene Polston Edwards Bodvin passed away Dec 15, 1999 in Port Townsend, WA. In 1925 she married Tom Edwards and they moved to the Columbus, MT area, as the family grew. In 1943, they left Montana and came to the Davenport and Creston area to work and live. After her husband died in 1950, she moved to Hunters.”


Eggers, Jerry Eugene:  (d. 3-12-1973);  “Jerry Eugene Eggers. Died: 3-12-1973. Birth: 3-12-1973. Father: William Eggers. Mother: Glenda Kapalo. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Einbeck, Arthur E:  (1902-1982); “Arthur Edward Einbeck.  Died: 20 July 1982. Never married. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit);  “Funeral services were held  July 22, 1982 for Arthur Einbeck, locally known as ‘Pioneer Pops’. Einbeck, who died July 20, 1982, at the age of 80, arrived in Davenport with his parents from Minnesota in 1904. Three generations of Einbecks worked as pop makers. They established a business here in 1904 called Pioneer Bottling.  A member of the Zion Lutheran Church here, Einbeck attended public school in Davenport. He was born in Hutchinson, MN, May 29, 1902. He is survived by a sister, Gertrude Einbeck, Davenport, a niece, Carol Tweedy, Heron Island, WA; and two nephews, Harold Pfiel of Salem, OR, and Edward Einbeck, of Monroe, WI. Interment was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Services were officiated at Zion Lutheran Church by Rev Stanley Williamsen. Funeral services were held July 22 and pall bearers were Frank Rambo, Frank Krones, Tony Appel, Ken Huffman, Elman Scharff, and Russ Krupke. Soloist was Elaine Maskenthine and organist was Ellen Brodin.” (Davenport Times: 8-05-1982);


Einbeck, Arthur W A:  (1871-1916); “Arthur W A Einbeck. Died: 28 March 1916, age 44, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Edward E Einbeck. Mother: Kathinka Zundoof.” (WA State Death Records)


Einbeck, Emma Amelia Pfeil:  “Emma Amelia Pfeil Einbeck.  Death: 24 Nov 1968, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 7 Feb 1881, MN. Spouse: Widowed.  Father: Adam Pfeil. Mother: Matilda Buddrius. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Einbeck, Gertrude I M:  (1906-1989); “Gertrude Einbeck died Nov 8, 1989 in Cheney. She was 83.  Miss Einbeck was born Jan 14, 1906 in Davenport. She was the third child of Arthur Sr and Anna Einbeck. Her parents had moved to Davenport from Hutchinson, MN where the family owned and operated a company which produced and bottled carbonated waters and soft drinks. In 1904, the family resumed production in Davenport under the same company name, The Pioneer Bottling Works.  Miss Einbeck attended public school in Davenport and completed the eighth grade in 1920. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.  With the death of her father in 1916, she became more involved in the family business and remained at home with her brother, Art Jr, to assist their mother. During Prohibition, the company reached its peak with 26 different flavors of pop available. Deliveries were shipped by rail, wagon and later truck.  In 1968, her mother, Anna Einbeck, died leaving Miss Einbeck and her brother as sole proprietors. The business continued as the last privately operated bottling works in Washington State until 1982 when Art Jr died. In 1983, Miss Einbeck was moved to Cheney where she resided at the Cheney Care Center until her death. Survivors include a niece and family, Carol and Frank Tweedy of Herron Island, WA.  Graveside services were held Nov 14 at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, with Pastor David Daugs officiating.” (Dav. Times: 12-14-1989)  “Gertrude Einbeck. Died: 11-08-1969. Birth: 1-14-1906, WA. Never married. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit); 


Elkins, Tina Marie:  (1969-1972); “Tina Marie Elkins. Died: 10-21-1972. Single. Birth:  4-15-1969, Florida.  Father: Gerald Elkins. Mother: Joan McCoy. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Tina Elkins was three years old. She went out to play last Saturday with her sister and neighborhood friends. About 2:30 or 3 p.m. Tina’s sister decided to go over to another neighbor’s house and play. Tina did not want to go so she went home.  Tina was last seen alive around three o’clock that afternoon. Her parents thought she was out playing with her sister at the neighbors. The Elkins family does not have a telephone they might have checked by.  Around 5 or 5:30 p.m. Tina’s sister came home. Where’s Tina her parents asked? She did not know. After an hour of frantic searching Tina’s parents notified the authorities of her absence at 6:50 p.m.  Many friends and relatives had by now joined in the search. Police Chief Gene Curtice told the people to band together in small groups and begin searching around the home and down by the creek. Curtice then went to Judge Jack Buck to get an organized search going. He also checked back with Mrs Elkins to make sure Tina had not been found hiding somewhere or in the house.  Curtice related to Judge Buck that the north area of town had been completely saturated by groups searching for the girl. Buck told Curtice to begin a search on the south side of town.  Just then the phone rang. Tina had been found locked in an ice chest that automatically locks when the lid is dropped. Discovered by her Aunt and Grandmother, Tina was rushed to the Davenport Hospital. When Chief Curtice arrived the child’s mother was lying over her…” (excerpt of Davenport Times:  10-26-1972; photo of ice chest also shown with article);“Tina M Elkins.  Died: 10-21-1972; age 3; suffocated in ice chest; Davenport burial. By: Dominic Doyle, S J.” ( Davenport Catholic Ledger); 


Elliott, David W:  (1849-1934); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);


Elliott, Edward:  (1900-1906);  The little five year old child of Mr & Mrs Elliott died from meningitis Thursday of last week and burial Saturday. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church. Elliotts live north of Egypt, and are spending winters in Davenport.” (notes from LCT: 3-30-1906)


Elliott, Elizabeth:  (1862-1933);  (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);


Elliott, James:  (1864-1939); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);


Elliott, May:  (1870-1943); “Mrs May C Elliott, 73 year old Davenport pioneer, died in a Spokane hospital Sunday, Feb 14. She had undergone an operation recently and was believed to be getting along nicely until she suffered a stroke. Daughter of the late Peter Leipham, she was born in PA in 1870. She and her family moved West when she was 7 and came to Davenport settling on the ranch about 12 ½ miles south of town that is now known as the Elliott ranch, when she was about 12. She was married to James Elliott, Dec 27, 1891. In 1920 they retired and moved to Spokane, where they lived until Mr Elliott’s death in 1939. Since that time she has lived with her sister, Mrs Jennie Van Skiver, at Bluestem. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs E D Wharton, Spokane; 4 sons, Ralph, Davenport; Matthew, Rosalia; Herbert, Wallace, ID; and George, Medical Lake; 2 sisters, Mrs Ada Glasgow, Medical Lake; and Mrs Jennie Van Skiver, Bluestem. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church. (Dav Times-Tribune: 2-18-1943)


Elliott, Nona E:  (1898-1985);  “Memorial services for Nona E Elliott of Longview, a former Davenport resident, took place yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 17 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Inurnment followed at the Mt View Cemetery at Davenport.  Mrs Elliott died Monday, July 15, 1985 at her home in Longview.  She was a member of the Bluestem Grange, past noble grand of the Davenport Rebekah Lodge, as well as a past worthy matron of the Davenport OES, No. 131.  Mrs Elliott also served as a past mother advisor of the Davenport Rainbow Girls; and a past president of the Clinton S Brown Unit 46 of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She acted as a past departmental president of the American Legion Auxiliary Dept of WA; Chapeau Passe Spokane Solon 200 Eight et Forty; a member of the El Karnak Temple Daughters of the Nile, No. 6 of Spokane; and served as a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church.  Mrs Elliott’s husband, Ralph Elliott, preceded her in death in 1980.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Claude (Kaye) Millard of Longview, and Mrs Cecil (Joyce) Telecky of Davenport; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Vista Elliott and Edith Gilbert, both of Olympia; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  7-18-1985) 


Elliott, Ralph W:  (1892-1980);  “Ralph W Elliott. Date of Petition: Jan 14, 1929. Born: Dec 17, 1892 in Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Occupation: Farming. Residence: Davenport PO, WA.” (Acacia Lodge Data)  “Ralph W Elliott died Thursday, June 12 in Olympia, WA. He was born Dec 17, 1892 in Davenport, the eldest son of a pioneer family and lived in the area for 75 years before retiring from the farm in 1952, when he and his wife, Nona, moved into Davenport.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church and he served a number of years as city councilman. He was also active in several organizations. He was a past master of Acacia Lodge; F & AM, and of Bluestem Grange, past patron of OES, past noble grand of the IOOF and a member of the Rebekah Lodges. He was past commander of the American Legion, as well as a member of the Royal Arch and El Katif Shrine in Spokane.  He was a 30-year board member of the United Grain Growers of Harrington and also served on the Edwall School Board.  Elliott was a World War I veteran and had made his home in Olympia the past 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Nona, at the home; two daughters, Kaye Millard of Castle Rock, Joyce Telecky of Davenport; four grandsons, one granddaughter, four great grandsons and one great granddaughter; a sister, Sadie Wharton of Zenith; a brother, Mathew of Moses Lake. Services were held Monday, June 16, in Lacey, WA.  Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 6-19-1980); 


Ellis, Lillian G:  (1911-1973);  “Services were held Monday for Lillian Gertrude Ellis; she died Thursday.  Born in 1911, she until recently worked at Giuseppe’s Restaurant. The Rev Roger Muisiner officiated at the services at the Strate Funeral Home. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery. Pall bearers included Roland Long, Thell Borck, Sam Iltz, Dale Koeller, Joe Lilje and Norman Brock.  Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Ridenour, Mystic, CT; her parents, Lawrence and Lola Hamilton, Reardan; a brother, Arthur E Nance, Springfield, OH; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.” (Dav. Times: 7-05-1973) “Lillian Gertrude Nance Ellis.  Died: 6-28-1973. Birth: 12-05-1911, Ohio.  Widowed. Father: Guston Nance. Mother: Lola Adams. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Emerson, E Pearl:  (1878-1955);  “Evangeline Pearl Emerson.  Died: 16 Sept 1955, at Spokane, WA, aged 77 yrs.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Burial Permit)


Emmerson, Nettie:  (1885-1923);   “Mrs  Nellie Emerson, age 38, died Tuesday morning at Bluestem, having been taken ill Friday.  Mrs. Emerson and her husband came to Bluestem this spring from Ford, Wash., and have made their home in the town of Bluestem, while Mr. Emerson was employed on neighboring farms.  The funeral was held from the undertaking parlors in this city yesterday afternoon.  The body was buried in Mountain View cemetery.   Mrs. Emerson was born in Illinois,  July 9, 1885.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Emerson and three children, two daughters and one son, all of whom were here for the funeral.” (Davenport Times-Tribune, Jul 19, 1923; Submitted by Barbara Curtis) 


Emry, Kathleen Marie:  (1854-1954);  “Kathryn Marie Emry. Died: 9-16-1954. Burial: Mt View, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: Burial Permit) “Kathryn Maria Emry. Died:  9-10-54, age 10 days, ______; Davenport burial. By: R J McDonald.” ( Davenport Catholic Ledger); 


Erks, Dorothy Floretta Frohnhafer:  (1920-2004);  “Burial for Dorothy Floretta Frohnhafer Erks was March 12 at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. She died March 11 at her home near Medical Lake.  Born April 28, 1920, in Oroville, she was the oldest of 10 children. She graduated in 1939 from Davenport High School and taught school for a year in Idaho before her marriage to Ken Erks in May 1942. She was a telephone operator in Davenport for many years before the system changed to direct dial. After the office closed, she worked many Januarys at the county courthouse during vehicle license renewal season.  She was never without a camera for taking impromptu pictures. With the help of her youngest daughter, she placed the last of her photographs into an album that family members said they will cherish for years to come.  Preceding her in death were her parents, Ray and Viletta (Granger) Frohnhafer; three brothers, Herman, Justin and Robert; and three sisters, Ruth Dugger, Helen Johnson and Gertrude Frohnhafer. Besides her husband of 62 years, she leaves four children, Sharleen Hill, Jannette Noel and Donovan Erks, all of Medical Lake, and Kenajean McCray of Snohomish, WA; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Betty Crumley of Spokane; June Bancroft of Tempe, AZ; and Hazel Schuh of Moses Lake.” (Dav. Times: 3-25-2004)


Erks, Kenneth John ‘Ken’: (Jan 20, 1918-June 20, 2011);  “Kenneth John ‘Ken’ Erks. On a beautiful sunny Monday morning, June 20, 2011 Jesus called our Dad home to heaven.  Dad was born Jan 20, 1918 in Greshan, Nebraska to Dietrich and Minnie Erks. He grew up there with three brothers and one sister. After graduating from Utica High School in 1936 he didn’t let any grass grow under his feet. He was an adventurous soul soon setting out for parts unknown. He and his buddies traveled the Midwest and south following the field and farm work. In March of 1939 he arrived in  Harrington, Washington and immediately found work on the wheat farms in Harrington and Davenport. He said he loved the area and just knew this is where he would make his home. By 1940 he enrolled in the Seminary program at Northwest Nazarene College now a University in Nampa, Idaho. In Nampa he met the love of his life Dorothy Frohnhafer of Davenport. They were married in May 1942. In 1949-50 he was the pastor at the Nazarene Church in Princeton, Idaho. After leaving Princeton he and his wife and two young daughters settled in Davenport where Dorothy’s family lived.  Over the next 20 years a son and another daughter were added to the family and Dad kept busy farming and working construction. In 1965 Ken and Dorothy sold their home in Davenport and settled in the Medical Lake, Washington area to grow alfalfa for hay while he also worked for a major construction company in Spokane.  In 1980 they moved to Deer Park, Washington to farm on a smaller farm.  After retirement Dan and Mom traveled for over 10 years visiting family and friends wherever they went. He spent his last years living in the home he built at daughter Sharleen’s property.  Dad enjoyed a busy and active life. He would go to the Longhorn for breakfast every morning. He enjoyed car trips and his last trip was to Nebraska the end of May 2011 for his 75th High School reunion. He was preceded in death by his parents, older brother Bill and his wife of 62 years, Dorothy. He is survived by four children, Sharleen Hill, Jannette (Jim) Noel, Donovan (Jan) Erks, and Kenajean (Jody) Young, all of Medical Lake. Also surviving are two brothers, Bob and Fred and sister Elfreida Jensen, all in Nebraska, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Although Dad will be greatly missed his spirit lives on in all of us. Funeral services will be at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Washington on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 11 a.m.” (Spokesman Review: 6-23-2011)   


Erlandson, Emil:  (d. 12-13-1944);  “Emil Erlandson.  Died: 12-13-1944. Birth: Unknown. Single. Parents: Unobtainable. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Estep, Florence Parks:  (1861-1922); “Mrs Florence Estep, age 61, Davenport pioneer and wife of H S Estep, died Thursday morning, Jan 19, following a several months illness. Mrs Estep was the daughter of O B Parks, Lincoln County pioneer and was born in Marion County Iowa in 1860. She moved to California in 1875 and met Mr Estep in that state. They were married in California July 23, 1878.  Mr and Mrs Estep moved to Davenport in 1881, the place being then known as Cottonwood Springs. The funeral service was held Saturday from the ME church by Rev ____. Interment was made in Mount View Cemetery, the Rebekahs having charge of the services at the grave. Besides her husband, Mrs Estep is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs Fred Burge of Downs, Mrs Dave Perry of Great Falls, Mont., Mrs Rinker of Davenport, Archie Estep of Kewanna, Illinois, Floyd Estep of Pendleton, Oregon.” (DT: 1-27-1922) 


Estep, Henry S:  (d. 1-23-1930);  “H S Estep. Death: 1-23-1930; married.” (Methodist Ledger);"Estep, Pioneer of '72, Passes. Funeral services of Henry S Estep, 79, pioneer of Davenport, who died in Spokane Thursday, were held at the Methodist church Davenport, Sunday, the Rev A F Kroneman officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs Elijah Huffman, Mrs Albert Zeimer, Claudius Horwege and Gilbert Gauger, accompanied by Mrs Anna Jarvis. Members of the Odd Fellows conducted the services at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Estep was born in Forestville, VA, and came to Washington territory in 1872, being stationed as a soldier at Fort Canby until 1875, when he was discharged. He went to California and then was married to Florence Parks. he moved to this district in 1881, settling on a homestead north of Davenport where he farmed for many years. Later he operated a furniture store in Davenport and then was superior court bailiff for four years. He had been in poor health for two years and was in Spokane during the last nine months, receiving medical attention. he was survived by three daughters, Mrs F S Burge, Downs; Mrs L M Rinker, Spokane; Mrs David Perry, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and two sons, Floyd Estep, Pendleton, OR, and Archie, St Louis, MO. Mrs Estep died in 1922. Mr Estep was a member of the Davenport council several terms. he was active in the Odd Fellows and had belonged to the Davenport Methodist church for 35 years." (Citizen: 1-31-1930) 


Etter, Dora Marie:  (1898-1968);  “Dora Marie Etter. Died: 12-12-1968. Birth: 5-05-1898, WA.  Widowed. Father: Michael Buck; Mother: Catherine Wagner. Burial: Mt View, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Card)“Dora M Etter.—Her home Davenport, WA. Survived by two sons, Eugene (Bud) Etter, Davenport, WA, and Glen Etter, Seattle, WA; one grandson, Roger Etter, Marina, CA; one great grandson; two sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Ahlf, and Mrs Anna Bard, both of Davenport; two brothers, Fred Buck, Drumheller, Alta,; Phillip Buck, Great Falls, MT. A member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA. Funeral services Monday, Dec 16 at 11 a.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA, Pastor M A P Keller officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review:  12-14-1968; scrapbook obit)


Etter, Helena M:  (1916-1919); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);


Etter, Morris S:  (1885-1959);  “Funeral services for Morris S Etter, resident of the Davenport area since 1910, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Victim of a heart attack, he died Monday at his home in town. Pastor F W Henke will officiate at the rite arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Mrs Lloyd (Elaine) Maskenthine will be vocal soloist. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Morris Samuel Etter was born July 13, 1885, at Clark, SD, coming to Washington State in 1888 with his parents when they homesteaded near Ritzville. He moved to Davenport area in 1910 to start his own farming operation. He was married July 27, 1915 to Miss Dora Buck of Davenport. They resided on the farm until seven years ago when they retired and moved to a home they built in town. Survivors include the wife Dora, at home; two sons, Eugene, Davenport; and Glen, Seattle; one grandchild; two brothers, Earl of Peck, Idaho; and Roy, Tenino; one sister, Minnie South, Rosburg, OR.” (scrapbook item) “Samuel Morris Etter. Birth: 13 July 1885, Clark, South Dakota; Death: 23 March 1959, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Dora Buck. Father: Samuel Etter; Mother: Mary Harmon. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Auditor: death cards)


Evans, Amma:  (1912-1994); “Funeral service for Amma Evans, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Davenport Assembly of God Church, where she was a member. Pastor Pat Hogan will officiate. Mrs Evans died June 27 in Davenport. She was born Oct 25, 1912, in Wichita, KS, to Samuel and Ora (Moore) Davis. She married Charles W Evans on Nov 10, 1932, in Wenfield. Mrs Evans was a member of the Easter Star. She is survived by her husband Charles Evans at the home in Davenport; one daughter, Shirley Loder of Mead; several grandchildren; two brothers, John and Alva Davis, both of Blackwell, OK; one sister, Clara Ward of Hayden Lake, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Evans.” (Dav. Times: 6-30-1994)  “Anna Mary Evans. Died: 6-27-1994. Birth: 10-25-1912, KS, Spouse: Charles W Evans.  Father: Samuel E Davis; Mother: Ora U Moore. Burial: Mountain View, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death card)


Evans, Charles L:  (1934-1991) “Charles Leroy Evans. Born: 11-20-1934, OK; Died: 3-11-1991. Divorced. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Burial Permit) “Funeral service for longtime Davenport resident Charles Leroy Evans, 56, were held Wednesday at the Davenport Assembly of God Church with Pastor Loren Hamar officiating. Concluding services and interment were at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Evans passed away March 11 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Spokane.  He was born Nov 20, 1934 to Charles and Amma Evans in Blackwell, OK. He worked in the oil field with his father until Dec 2, 1952, when he entered the US Air Force and fought in the Korean conflict. He was discharged on July 16, 1956.  Mr Evans went back to work in the oil field with his father until they moved to Spokane in 1960. IN 1965, they moved to Davenport, where he continued to live with his parents until the time of his death. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Amma Evans of Davenport; and one sister, Shirley Loder of Mead.  Mr Evans was a member of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church. Strate Funeral Home handled the arrangements.” (Citizen: 3-14-1991); 


Evans, Charles Woodrow:  “”Charles Woodrow Evans. Born: 10-16-1912, OK; Died: 7-09-1994; Widowed; Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: Burial Permit) “Funeral services for Charles Evans of Davenport was held Wednesday this week at the Davenport Assembly of God Church, where he was a member. Pastor Pat Hogan officiated. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Evans, 81, died July 9, 1994 in Spokane.  He was born Oct 16, 1912, in OK, to Oscar and Lucy (Hall) Evans. He married Emma Davis on Nov 10, 1932, in Wenfield, KS.  A retired oil well driller, Mr Evans was a past member of the Masonic Lodge, F & AM, and El Katif Shrine. Mr Evans is survived by one daughter, Shirley (June) Loder of Mead; one sister, Estella Wolfrum of Texas; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amma Evans, on June 27, 1994, and one son, Charles L Evans in 1991. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-14-1994)


Evans, Frank:  (d. 9-20-1907);  “A Double Tragedy. Evans of Hancock, Wisconsin, Follows Miss Lettie Jensen to Davenport, Shoots her Twice and Turned Gun on Himself. Frank Evans, of Hancock Wisconsin, arrived here last Friday, following Lettie Jensen, who had preceded him from the same place about three weeks. Since his arrival here he has stopped at the Vendome.  Last Friday after his arrival he hired a rig from the OK barn and Charles Smith who works at the barn drove him out to the Hanson farm. Smith said upon his return that from Evans conversation, he would do some damage. Evans made a visit Tuesday morning about 8 o’clock and asked Miss Jensen to take a walk with him down the road leading south from the place, which she consented to do, having come to the conclusion that the only way to get rid of his annoying proposal was to marry him. After they had gone a short way, he asked her if she would die with him, to which she said, yes. She did not think by his question that he had any malicious intent but thought that he wanted to know if she would live through life with him until death separated them. Immediately upon her answer to his question, placing one arm around her, he pulled from his pocket his 32 caliber Iver-Johnson revolver and shot her in the head, the ball striking her on the left ear and followed along the scalp, furrowing the skull bone. She immediately fell and the brute shot her twice and then took another shot at her prostrate body, the bullet entering the breast. He then placed the smoking weapon to his right temple and shot himself through the head and once through the breast. Miss Jensen recovered herself enough to walk to the house where she was taken care of and medical aid summoned. At present she is resting easy and a few days will decide her fate. The only danger to her life is an internal hemorrhage, blood poison or pneumonia which would arise from the bullet still lodged in her lung.  Evans lived from the time of the shooting about 9 o’clock till shortly after noon when he passed away. Prosecuting Attorney Pettijohn sent a telegraph to his folks at Hancock, to ascertain what to do with the remains, which are now at O W Stone’s Undertaking parlors awaiting orders from them.  Back in Wisconsin Evans and Miss Jensen had kept company for some time and had been engaged to be married, but things had not run smoothly between the parties and Miss Jensen came to her sister in Washington to get away from her lover who was of a jealous, exacting nature.  Her effort to rid herself forever from his presence was however without avail for she had been here only three short weeks when he arrived here in pursuit. Since his arrival in Davenport the girl has been under a high nervous tension, scarcely eating or sleeping and thought she would make the best of it by marrying him. The only thing found in Evans’ possession was a satchel containing a box of 32 caliber cartridges out of which six had been taken and two pairs of new canvas gloves. Forty cents was all the money found on his person at the time.” (Davenport Tribune:  9-19-1907); 


Evans, Sarah E:  (d. 3-15-1910; aged 50 yrs; w/o Elmer); (tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974);


Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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