Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Leask, Laurence A:  (1879-1925); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “Lawrence A. Leask, age 46, a farm hand for John Phillips on the John Nichols farm just southeast of Davenport, was probably instantly killed by lightning about 10 a.m. Wednesday of last week.  His body was found in a field by his employer when he returned from a trip to Spokane .  Leask’s clothing was badly torn, and his body was somewhat burned by the bolt, which struck him in the throat and traveled downward. One shot was gone and a watch was missing form his pocket, although the chain was still there.  The man had been knocked about 10 feet by the bolt, and the ground nearby was considerably torn up.  Leask had been herding cows and, when M. Phillips heard he had not been seen during the day, he went in search of the man. Oscar Shepherd, who also resides at the Nichols place, had noticed Leask’s absence and had called Deputy Sheriff Ray Kurtz to help him locate the missing man, but Mr. Phillips located him, having noticed where Leask had been herding the cattle during the morning.  The dead man is a cousin of John Slater of Davenport , and was familiarly known about Davenport as ‘Scotty’.  He had worked for Mr Phillips since last December, and had worked in this district for several years. He was a member of the Spokane Mo ose lodge.  The electric storm yesterday lasted only a few minutes and consisted of only a few fla shes. Leask is the fist person killed by lightning in this district, pioneer residents say.—Times Tribune.” (Citizen: 5-06-1926)


Lee, Harry A:  (1869-1942); “Harry Lee. Dated: Dec 13, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Lee, Maude L: (1875-1977);  “Funeral services for Maude Lee, 101, were held Tuesday, June 28, at the Davenport Methodist Church with Reverends Dave Edwards and James Montgomery officiating.  Mrs Lee, last year’s Pioneer Day grand marshal, died in her Spokane home on June 25, 1977.  She was a member of the Davenport Orderlies of the Star, Methodist Church and Study Club.  She is survived by a daughter, Muriel Lee Speer of Spokane, three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Pall bearers were Claudius Horwege, Jason Horwege, Lee Siemer, Malcom O’Dell, Gilbert Gauger and Laurence Jayne. Organist was Steve Whiteside. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 6-30-1977); 


Leete, Claude:  (1878-1918); d. 7-28-1918; h/o Margaret; “C C Leet. Dated: July 28, 1916. Buried Davenport.” (Acacia Lodge Death Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Leipham, Margaret L: (1909-1978);  “Funeral services for Margaret L Leipham were held at the Strate Funeral Home last Thursday with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Mrs Leipham was born in Wilbur, Wash. on June 27, 1909 and died at Lincoln Hospital May 2, 1978.  She had been married to Albert Leipham in Wilbur on March 16, 1937. Together, Mr and Mrs Leipham were operators of the Mitten Café from 1935 to 1962.  Mrs Leipham had also been employed in the office of the county engineer, the county prosecutor’s office, as a legal secretary for the firm of Underwood, Campbell and Zellmer and had served on the local library board as secretary.  She was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society, in which she served as memorial chairperson.  Survivors include Albert Leipham of Davenport; one daughter, Bonnie Acuff of Reardan; two sons David and Jay, both of Seattle; one sister, Miss Mamie Thomson of Wilbur; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Serving as casket bearers were: Vern Bumgarner, Charles Yarwood, Ben Ottmar, Dr M A Laughbon, Kenneth Huffman, Daryl Leipham and Dan Armstrong. Interment took place at the Mt View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 5-11-1978); 


Leipham, Nannie:  (1873-1936);  “Nannie Leipham. Died: 3-20-1936. Married.” (Davenport Methodist Ledgers); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Leipham, Oscar F:  (1864-1934); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Leipham, Peter:  (1840-1912); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Leipham, Phebe A:  (1844-1920); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Lemmons, Lizzie:  (d. 1-12-1907, aged 43 yrs); “Mrs Lizzie Lemmons, wife of ‘Poor Dick’ Lemmons, died at her home in this city last Saturday at 1:30 p.m., from the effects of an operation performed in Spokane last month. She was 43 years of age and came here from Denver, CO, with her husband about 7 years ago. Mrs Lemmon was a hard working colored woman and was well known and respected in Davenport. The past two years she had been in poor health and last month underwent an operation in Spokane, returning home a week ago last Sunday. Her remains were laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery Sunday afternoon.” (1-17-1907) “Lizzie Lemon, wife of Richard Lemon, died at her home in Davenport, Saturday from a severe hemorrhage.... She was born in Lawrence, KS. By hard work she and her husband three years ago built themselves a comfortable home and were prosperous until sickness and death laid their heavy hand upon them.” (DT: 1-17-1907)  “A dispatch from Kalispell, MT, announces the death of Richard Lemon/Lemmon—‘Nigger Dick’—Monday while fishing from a steel bridge over the Kalispel River about 3 miles east of Kalispel. It is supposed that he became dizzy and fell into the river. He immediately sank and never raised again to the surface. Dick and his wife, Lizzie, were for a number of years residents of Davenport and up to the latter’s death about two years ago, resided in their little cottage home on Tenth Street. After his wife’s death Dick went to Sand Point, Idaho, and later to MT.” (Dav Tribune: 5-05-1907) (see also Probate #1026, Lizzie Lemon);


Lenhart, Edward:  (1906-1962); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)"Funeral services were held here Wednesday for Edward Lenhart, 55 year old Davenport barber, who died suddenly Friday night when his heart failed him. Pastor M A P Keller officiated at the rite at Zion Lutheran church. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. The casket bearers were Edwin Lobe, Floyd J Underwood, Ted Buck, August Reinbold, Frank Heriza and Jasper Jones. Edward Lenhart was born Nov 8, 1906, at Douglas. He was raised in the Waterville area and then worked in Colville prior to coming to Lincoln County to barber at Harrington. He moved to Davenport in 1947 to take over a barber shop which he operated until his death. He was a member of the Davenport Lions Club, the Davenport Gun and Game Club and the Moose Lodge No. 161, Spokane.  Survivors include his wife, Grace, at home; one son, Edward R Lenhart, US Navy; one daughter, Sharon L Lenhart, Spokane; two brothers, Fred Lenhart, Billings, MT; John Lenhart, Omaha, NE; a sister, Lydia Schultz, Harrington; step-mother, Anna Lenhart, Waterville; step-son, Clyde Evans, Metaline; step-daughters, Mary Hughes, Spokane, Ellen Tanneberg, Toppenish; step-brother, George Suppes, Waterville; step-sisters, Edna Ogle and Rose Bergseth, Wenatchee; also 14 step-grandchildren.” (scrapbook item: undated)


Lennon, Emma A:  (1899-1993);   “Service for Emma A (Lennon) Harris was Sept 29 at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Harris, 93, died Sept 25, 1993 in Davenport.  She was born in Dayton, WA. She started Lennon’s Café in Davenport in 1945 and operated it until 1961. Her first husband, James Lennon, died in 1966 and her second husband, Tom Harris, died in 1983.  She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Larson of Davenport; a son, Robert E Lennon of Otis Orchards; a sister, Louella Bristol of Red Bluff, CA; three grandchildren, Brad Lennon of Bothell, Karlene Boyd of Montesano, and Bill Larson of Wilbur; and 7 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 10-07-1993)


Lennon, James L:  (1893-1966);  h/o Emma; “James LaVerne Lennon. Pvt. 11 Co 20 Engineers WW I. Aug 20, 1893-Aug 4, 1966.” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Lennon, James LaVerne:  (1921-1932); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Lennon, Robert E:  (1924-1995);  d. 4-12-1995;  “Funeral service for Davenport native Robert E Lennon was held Saturday at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Lennon, 70, who made his home in Otis Orchards, died April 12 in Medical Lake.  He was born Sept 16, 1924, in Davenport to James and Emma (Sprowl) Lennon. He grew up in Davenport, graduating from school here.  On Dec 31, 1942 he joined the US Navy and served four years in the South Pacific during WW II. After being discharge from the Navy on March 28, 1946, he owned and operated restaurant in St Helens, OR.  In 1948 he married Betty McKerlie of Davenport in his hometown.  He later attended EWU and then taught elementary school in Idaho and Montana. In 1963, the Lennons moved to the Federal Way/Auburn area, where he worked as a building contractor until he retired in 1983. He also did work for a short time on the third power plant at Grand Coulee Dam.  The Lennons moved back to the Spokane area in 1988, making Otis Orchards their home ever since. Mr Lennon enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Carpenters Local in Seattle.  Mr Lennon is survived by his wife, Betty, at the home; one son and his wife, Brad and Rhonda Lennon of Bothell; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Heather Lennon, both of Bothell; one sister and her husband, Shirley and Don Larson of Davenport; his mother-in-law, Clara Thompson of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Emma Lennon, and one brother, Jimmy Lennon.”  (Dav. Times: 4-20-1995) 


Lessig, Daisy:  (1880-1960); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Lessig, Fred:  (1876-1956); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Level surname:  “Recent house guests of Burton and Edith Level, were their sister, Mrs Howard Smith, and her son and wife, Mr and Mrs Burton Smith of Ontario, OR. They also visited Mrs Smith’s brother, William Level, who now is living at the nursing home in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 7-21-1977)


Level, Bertha:  (1873-1956); w/o Charles; m/o William, Burton, Edith and Eleanor; “Bertha Wilkie Level. Dated: March 9, 1956. Fine pioneer woman of long life.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);


Level, Burton W:  (1902-1995); br/o William A;  “Funeral service for Burton Level of Davenport was held Friday, Sept 22, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Level died Sept 19, 1995 in Davenport. He was 93.  He was born Aug 11, 1902, in Davenport to Charles and Bertha (Wilke) Level. He grew up in the Davenport area, attending school here. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1922.  Mr Level farmed in the Mondovi area for several years before retiring in Davenport, where he continued to live until his death at the Lincoln Nursing Home.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport. Mr Level is survived by his nephew, Burton Smith, of Ontario, Oregon.  He was preceded in death by one brother, William Level, and two sisters, Eleanor Smith and Edith Level. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 9-28-1995)


Level, Charles:  (1867-1960); h/o Bertha Wilke; f/o Wm, Burton, Edith and Eleanor.  “Charles H Level. Dated: 12-24-1960. Pioneer farmer of Davenport.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);


Level, Edith M: (1907-1984);  “Rev Jeff Callender officiated funeral services for Edith Level, 77, of Davenport at Strate’s Funeral Home last Friday, Nov 23. Interment followed at Mt View Cemetery here.  Sarah Jane Johnson played the organ for the service, along with soloist Gaynor Guell. Pall bearers included Bob Hutsell, Bob Brooks, Leonard Abbott, Ted Harms, Frank Campbell and Don Schultz. A member of the Presbyterian Church, where she also acted as a past president of the Women’s Association and a member of the Centennial Committee and Country Homes Club, Miss Level lived in Davenport all of her life.  She was born on March 26, 1907 on the family farm near Davenport to Charles A Level and the former Bertha M Wilke. She attended the country school near her home. Survivors include her brother, Burton, of Davenport; and her nephew, Burton Smith, of Ontario, OR.”  (Davenport Times: 11-29-1984);  “… Miss Level died on Tuesday, Nov 20 at her home in Davenport, where she lived with her brother, Burton Level. She was born on March 26, 1907 in Davenport , and participated as a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Association, the Centennial Committee at the church and the Town and Country Club. One brother, William A Level, and one sister, Eleanor Smith, preceded her in death.” (Davenport Times: 11-22-1984);


Level, William A: (1899-1977);   “Funeral services for William A Level were held in the Strate Funeral Home on Sept 3 with Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Level was born in Spokane on June 11, 1899, and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home Aug 31, 1977, following a brief illness.  He had spent his entire life in Davenport, as a farmer until retirement in 1964.  Survivors include two sisters: Eleanor Smith of Ontario, OR, and Edith Level of Davenport; one brother, Burton Level of Davenport; one nephew, Burton Smith of Ontario, OR, and several cousins. He was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Casket bearers were: Leonard Abbott, Jim Wilke, Mervyn McClure, Phil Tarbert, Lester Hansen, and Ted Zeimantz. Interment occurred at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 9-08-1977); 



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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