Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



 Page Hor through Hz

See cemetery introduction on page A 


Horn, Belva A Tobiasen:  (1900-1981);  “A memorial service was held in the sanctuary of the Davenport Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Sept 8 for Belva Horn Smith who had spent the majority of her 81 years as a resident of Davenport.  Mrs Smith was born in Davenport, WA, on Dec 6, 1900 and died at the Lincoln Hospital on Sept 4, 1981, following a brief hospitalization. She was the youngest child of Henry and Amelia Tobiasen, who owned and operated a harness shop in Davenport.  She married Carl G Horn on April 11, 1921. He preceded her in death in 1975. She married C Lark Smith on April 1, 1977 and they made their residence in Harrington, WA.  Mrs Smith had been a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church for 73 years and had been active for many years in the choir of that church. Survivors include four daughters: Bea Buchser of Davenport, Dolores Moeller of Hawaii, Carla Boleneus of Davenport, and Jean Ross of Spokane; three step-daughters: Dorothy Rees, Frances Schultz, and Joyce Schaff; 29 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her husband, C Lark Smith of Harrington, WA. Officiating at the memorial service was the Rev Roger V Muisiner with the Strate Funeral Home arranging the service.” (Davenport Times:  9-10-1981); 


Horn, Carl G:  (1896-1975);  “Monday funeral services were held for Carl G Horn, who died in Davenport. The Rev Roger V Muisiner officiated and Jean Green served as organist. Dawna Reed, Mr Horn’s granddaughter, was soloist.  Horn, who was born at Goldendale in 1896, was the son of Lutheran circuit rider, and so lived in several Washington communities while young. He started work as a butcher at the age of 12, working 25 years each at the Banner Meat Co and the Davenport Grange Supply. In 1954 he went into the insurance business, retiring in 1961. A World War I veteran, Horn had joined the local Presbyterian church in 1922. He married Belva ___ in Odessa in 1921. Besides his wife, survivors include four daughters, Beatrix Buchser and Carla Boleneus, both Davenport; Dolores Moeller, Hawaii and Jeanne Ross, Spokane; 9 grandchildren; three brothers, Rev Albert Horn, Rochester, NY; Christopher Horn, McMinnville, OR; and Martin Horn, Columbus, OH; two sisters, Agnes Rummer, Tacoma; and Ruth Jayne, Laramie, WY; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.” (scrapbook item, poor copy, 3-13-1975)


Howard, George F:  (unconfirmed)  “George F Howard, 53, was buried at Davenport this afternoon. Born near the present town of Clarkston he had lived in the state all of his life. Survivors include his widow, Catherine, a half brother and three sisters, including Mrs Oscar Finney, Wilson Creek.” (Odessa Record:  11-11-1937)


Horwege, Bessie J Ratcliff: (1868-1936); w/o John;  “Bessie Jane Horwege. Dated: 12-15-1936.” (Davenport Methodist Ledger)

“Hold Funeral Service For Mrs John Horwege. Funeral services for Mrs John Horwege, 68 year old Davenport pioneer, were held last Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church in this city with the Rev R S McCulloch officiating. Mrs Elijah Huffman and Mrs Herman Huesman of Davenport and Harry Kurz of Spokane sang, accompanied by Mrs Anna Jarvis. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Pall bearers were George Gunning, Ed Schendel, Charles E Myers, A C Heller, W F Gauger and Moss Johns. Mrs Horwege had lived in this region for 51 years. Born at Junction City, Oregon, Aug 30, 1868, she came to this region as a young girl with her parents, and was married Nov 3, 1891 to John Horwege, Davenport postmaster. She worked in the post office here for about five years, then lived on the Horwege farm northwest of town for two years, then moved back to Davenport until 1910, when the family returned to their farm, and she lived there until her death of pneumonia Monday evening of last week. She is survived by her husband, John Horwege, two sons, J C and Claudius, both of Davenport; one grandson, Duane Horwege of this city, and a brother, M R Ratcliffe of Hubbard, Oregon. He was here for the funeral.” (scrapbook item: 1936, undated)


Horwege, Claudius W:  (1899-1985); d. 10-11-1985;  “Funeral services for Claudius W Horwege, a longtime Davenport resident, took place Monday, Oct 14 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Rev Roger Barr and Rev Betty Martin officiated the service. Interment followed at the Mt View Cemetery of Davenport.  Mr Horwege was the son of Davenport pioneers, John and Bessie (Ratcliff) Horwege.  His family members were true pioneers of Davenport; his grandfather Horwege, direct from Germany, traveled first to California in the 1870s via the first transcontinental railroad, and later to the Cheney area.  Claudius’ mother’s family (the Ratcliffs) came from Indiana to the Oregon country over the Oregon Trail in 1860, with Claudius’ parents arriving in Davenport in 1884. Claudius’ father, John Horwege, served as Davenport’s postmaster at the time of his older brother’s (Jason’s) birth.  Claudius grew up on a wheat farm outside of Davenport, and he attended Davenport Schools, becoming a graduate of Davenport High School in 1917.  He joined the Davenport Episcopal Methodist Church , and served as a choir director there for about 25 years.  Mr Horwege played both the trombone and violin in a church orchestra of years ago, and he sang in the church quartet at one time.  He loved to travel with his family and good friends; and he took numerous bus tours around the state as well as trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Chicago, Washington DC, and the Panama Canal boat cruise.  A grain farmer most of his life, Mr Horwege also became a capable mechanic and machinist, according to those who knew him.  He often developed innovative additions to his farm equipment, his friends and associates say. Mr Horwege also served as a member of the Community Grange and the Lincoln County Historical Society. He took a keen interest in history of the area, and acted as chairman of the Historical Society’s Equipment Committee at one time as well as continued to remain active in the group until his death this month.  His older brother, Jason Horwege, of Davenport, preceded him this summer in death. Survivors include his wife, Latonia (Lottie) at the home in Davenport, a sister-in-law, Mrs Jason (Elizabeth) Horwege of Davenport; one nephew, Duane Horwege of Davenport; one great nephews; three great nieces and two cousins.” (Davenport Times:  10-24-1985) 


Horwege, Elizabeth Tanner:  (1897-1996); d. 9-06-1996; w/o Jason; “Funeral service for lifelong area resident Elizabeth (Tanner) Horwege of Davenport was held Tuesday at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Pastor Steve Pruitt officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Horwege died Sept 6 in Davenport. She was 98. Elizabeth Tanner was born on Sept 20, 1897, in the family home south of Spokane on Latah ‘Hangman’ Creek. She was the second daughter of Meinrad and Elizabeth (Noah) Tanner. Elizabeth walked several miles each day to attend the ‘Avoca’ one room school, where she was a student through ninth grade. She then took correspondence courses and one summer went to Cheney Normal, now EWU. During the last years of WW I, the Tanners moved to their Uncle Mike’s dairy farm near Davenport, where they farmed the next three years. During this time, Elizabeth met her future husband, Jason Horwege, at the Davenport Methodist Church. When the Tanners returned to their Spokane County home, Elizabeth took a bookkeeping course and worked as a bookkeeper at Culbertson’s Dry Goods Store.  On June 18, 1924, Elizabeth married Jason Horwege. They lived with Jason’s parents for five years to save money and buy more land.  Their only son, Jason Duane, was born on Sept 19, 1929, after which time they settled on the Kruger part of the farm and continued farming. Mrs Horwege cared for a large garden, an orchard and raised chickens.  When their son married, the Horweges retired and moved to town and soon became grandparents to Jason, Denise, Tammy and Kerry. Mrs Horwege was never too tired or busy to play games or tell stories to her grandchildren. Mrs Horwege was a member of the Davenport Methodist Church and a 50-plus year member of the Community Grange. She also belonged to the Lincoln County Historical Society. Mrs Horwege is survived by her son, Duane Horwege of Davenport; four grandchildren…; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Tanner of Spokane; one sister-in-law, Lottie Horwege of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jason Horwege, on July 15, 1985.” (Dav. Times: 9-12-1996)


Horwege, Jason C:  (1892-1985); d. 7-15-1985; h/o Elizabeth;  “Funeral services for Jason Horwege, the son of Davenport pioneers, John and Bessie (Ratcliff) Horwege, start at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 19 at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Interment follows at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Horwege, 92, died on Monday, July 15, 1985 at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport.  Unable to attend the program, he just celebrated his 75th high school reunion from Davenport High School; as well as celebrated his 61st wedding anniversary last month. He would have celebrated his 93rd birthday next week.  Mr Horwege’s family were true pioneers. His grandfather Horwege, direct from Germany, traveled first to California in the 1870s via the first transcontinental railroad, and later to the Cheney area.  Jason’s mother’s family (Ratcliff) came from Indiana to the Oregon country over the Oregon Trail in 1860, with Jason’s parents arriving in Davenport in 1884. Jason’s father, John Horwege, served sa Davenport’s postmaster at the time of Jason’s birth.  Mr Horwege joined the Davenport Methodist Episcopal Church in 1908, and took an active role in its youth group, the Epworth League. IN 1910, Mr Horwege graduated from DHS and began farming six miles northwest of town in 1911.  He married Elizabeth Tanner on June 18, 1924, at the Central Methodist church in Spokane.  Always interested in education, Horwege became elected as president of the Davenport PTA in the 1930s.  He later served on the board of directors for the Davenport Union Warehouse Co.  The Horweges continued to farm until 1952, when they retired and moved into town. Mr Horwege was quick to become active in his community.  He taught Sunday School and sang in the Methodist Church choir for more than 20 years. From 1952 until 1967, he served on the board of directors for the Lincoln Electric Cooperative. He was a member of the Davenport City council in the 1950s and played an instrumental role in the organization of the Lincoln County Historical Society in 1968—later becoming elected the first president of the society.  In 1984, Jason received his 50-year membership pin from Community Grange. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, at home in Davenport; one son, Duane, of Davenport; four grandchildren, Jason Andrew of New Orleans, Denise Roscamp of Spokane, Tammy Kelso of Coos Bay, OR and Kerry Napoleon of Auburn; one great grandchild, William Jason Kelso of Coos Bay, OR; one brother and sister-in-law, Claudius and Lottie Horwege of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  7-18-1985)  {Edit: Friend Recalls Horwege’s Life by Gary Schmauder also appears in DT: 7-18-1985} 


Horwege, (Jason) Duane:  (1929-2001); “Funeral for Jason Duane Horwege, 72, took place Monday, Oct 15, at Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Bruce Smith officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Horwege died Oct 9 in Davenport.  Born in Spokane on Sept 19, 1929, he was the only son of Jason and Elizabeth Horwege. He grew up on a homestead west of Davenport that was founded by his great grandparents, Jacob and Katrina Horwege.  Graduating in 1948 from Davenport High School, he attended a year of college at Whitworth and took the lessons that resulted in a lifelong hobby of flying. He and his first wife, Doreen Stimmel, were married in 1952 and had four children: Jason Andrew Horwege of Woodlands, Texas; Susan Denise Fox and Kerry Lee Napoleone, both of Spokane; and Tammara Lynn Kelso of Springfield, OR.  Their marriage ended in divorce in 1969. He was married to Linda Stimmel from 1974 to 1977. He owned several small businesses, including a cargo transport enterprise. He also was a reservist in the Sea Bees and an employee of the Lincoln County Road Dept. Most recently he ran a gravel pit in Davenport.  He also owned and flew several small planes from an airstrip behind his home on the family farm. His enjoyment of art work overflowed into help and encouragement for several local artists. He also enjoyed horse. He was appreciated by family and friends for his generosity. His parents preceded him in death. Besides his children, he leaves six grandchildren and a great-aunt, Lottie Horwege of Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 10-18-2001) 


Horwege, John:  (1861-1938); h/o Bessie; {Edit: “In an advertisement on the front page, John Horwege’s Confectionary Store reminds all last minute Valentine’s Day shoppers that a full line of stationery, as well as candies, nuts and fruit are still available for their sweethearts.” (Davenport Times: Feb 15, 1996 in 100 Yrs Ago reflecting LCT: 2-14-1896) 


Howard, Baby:  (1905-1905); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Howard, Ella Blinn:  (1893-1960); w/o Thomas; (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Howard, Estella:  (1871-1950); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Howard, George F:  (1884-1937); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)“George F Howard, 53, was buried at Davenport this afternoon. Born near the present town of Clarkston he had lived in the state all his life. Survivors include his widow, Catherine, a half brother and three sisters, including Mrs Oscar Finney, Wilson Creek.”  (Odessa Record: 11-11-1937)


Howard, George Leroy:  (1880-1906); d. 8-12-1906;  “Five Davenport people drown in the Spokane River, Sunday August 12, about 12 miles NE of Davenport on the Laughbon place. Among the victims, Gwennie Ellen Jones, 21, Abraham Inman, 28, George Leroy Howard, 26, Mrs Nellie Burgett, age 28, and Albert  Burgett, age 36.” (notes from Dav. Tribune: 8-17-1906)


Howard, J E: (1873-1942);  “John Edgar Howard. Died: August 10, 1942” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) “J Edgar Howard. Died: Aug 10, 1942. Buried: Davenport.” (Acacia Lodge Index);  “From the Davenport Times-Tribune: Mr and Mrs Frank Gately and P W Crisp attended the funeral services of J E Howard.” (Citizen: 8-28-1942) “J E Howard. Dated: Aug 10, 1942.” (Presbyterian Ledger)


Howard, Mrs J E:  (d. 2-21-1956; unconfirmed burial); “Mrs J E Howard. Died: 2-21-1956.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);


Howard, Katherine L:  (1882-1952); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Howard, Marietta Irene:  (d. 6-14-1881; aged 26 yrs 6 mos 27 days); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Howard, Thomas:  (1882-1958);  (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

to the WAGenWeb by Marge Womach, January 2009

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