Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Seimer, C Leslie:  (1900-1985);  Charles Leslie Seimer. Died: 10-03-1985, Davenport. Spouse: Married, Doris Anona Bosworth. Father: William Henry Seimer. Mother: Lurah Caroline Cobb.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Funeral services for Leslie Seimer, 85, a longtime Davenport resident, took place last Saturday, Oct 5 in Davenport at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home.  Rev Roger Barr, pastor of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, officiated the service; interment followed the funeral service at Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Seimer died on Thursday, Oct 3, 1985 at his home in Davenport.  Born in Dewey, IL on March 26, 1900 to William H and Laurah C (Cobb) Seimer,  he later farmed in Davenport. He served as a member of the IOOF Lodge, Rebekah Lodge 286 and Community Grange 855, all of Davenport.  Also, Mr Seimer was a member of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church. He married Doris C Bosworth on Jan 3, 1926. The Seimers would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Jan of 1986.  Survivors include his wife, Doris, at the home in Davenport; one foster daughter, Esther Sanders of Cashmere; two sisters, Jewell Arnold and Ruth Burson, both of Spokane; three sisters-in-law, Marie Seimer of Chewelah, Irene Seimer of Yakima and Marguarite Seimer of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  10-10-1985) 


Seimer, Infant:  (d. 1912); (Edit: 1912 no health card at Lincoln Co Health) (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Seimer, Infant:  (d. 1926); (Edit:  1926 no health card at Lincoln Co Health); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Seimer, Infant:  (d. 1927);  “Infant Male Seimer. Died: 23 Oct 1927, Davenport. Birth: 23 Oct 1927, Davenport, stillborn. Father: C Leslie Seimer. Mother: Doris Bosworth. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);  


Seimer, Laura Caroline Cobb:  (1871-1954); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Seimer, William Henry: (1866-1934); h/o Laura;  “W W Seimer. Died: Sept 1934.” (Davenport Methodist Ledger);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Elizabeth:  (1873-1968); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Everett Edwin:  (1901-1901); d. 7-05-1901; s/o Nelson & Elena; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Henry Frank:  (d. 3-10-1975); Aged: 81;  “Henry Frank Selde. Died: 3-10-1975. Birth: 7-10-1893, WA. Spouse: Anna Hahner. Father: Peter Selde. Mother: Elizabeth Hellinger. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);“Henry (Frank) Selde.—His home was Davenport, WA. He is survived by his wife Anna; one son, Vernon Selde of Walla Walla; one daughter, Yvonne Selde of Berkeley, CA; one brother, Archie Selde of Elma, WA; two sisters, Mrs Lillian Simons of Spokane; and Mrs Florence Clark of Natches, WA. 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and the Wilson Grange, all of Davenport. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 3-15-1975) 


Selde, Lena J: (1881-1928); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Lois:  (1926-1940);  “Lois Selde. Died: May 25, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Lois Selde. Died: 5-25-1940. Birth:  11-01-1926. Single. Father: Frank Selde. Mother: Anna Hahner. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Maria M: (d. 1-07-1915); Aged 76 yrs; w/o Peter; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Peter:  (d. 11-15-1915); Aged: 77 yrs; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Selde, Peter Jr:  (1870-1952);  “Funeral services were held in Spokane Friday for Peter Selde, 81, a Lincoln County pioneer, who died Oct 21, at his home in the Spokane valley. Mr Selde was born in Utah, came across the Oregon trail from Utah with his family in 1883 to the Davenport area. The Selde homestead farm was south of Davenport and he also farmed in the Hawk Creek area north of Creston. He also operated a store in Davenport for about ten years. He was a member of the Moran Prairie Grange. Mr Selde moved to the Spokane valley about eight years ago following his retirement. He would have been 82 yesterday.  Only a few weeks ago, Mr and Mrs Selde celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.  The Rev Roy E Howe officiated at the rite. Cremation followed. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Selde, N. 2901 Park Road, Spokane; children: Mrs G L Simons, at the home; Mrs M L Clark, Naches; Frank Selde, Davenport; Archie Selde, Davenport; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.” (Citizen: 10-30-1952);


Selde, William Henry:  (d. 4-21-1906); s/o H & N; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Senter, Ella:  (d. 8-11-1943; burial not confirmed) “Mrs Ella Senter, age 73, a resident here for 17 years, an invalid for many years, died at her home August 11. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Senter, of Davenport, and five children by a previous marriage.” (Citizen: 8-20-1943);  “Ella B Senter. Died: Aug 11, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Service, E A: (unconfirmed;) h/o Nan; “E A Service. Died: Dec 11, 1949.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Service, Nan C:  (1872-1950); d. 10-24-1950; “Nannie C Service. Died: Oct 24, 1950.” (Lincoln Co Health Burial permit);  “Edward Service and Mrs Nan C Ingle were married at Davenport Wednesday afternoon by the Rev W L Killian at the bride’s home. Mrs Service was Spokesman-Review agent at Davenport for many years and operated the Davenport news stand. She served several terms as city clerk. Mr Service has been in charge of the Lincoln County garage for many years.” (Odessa Record: 9-03-1926); 


Shallop, Henry E:  (1854-1914); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Shanks, Alpha V:  (1893-1974);  “Graveside services were held Friday in Davenport for Alpha Shanks, who died last week in Spokane.  A Spokane resident for the past several years, Shanks was a former Davenport banker and milling company manager. He was a member of the Davenport chapters of Masons and Eastern Star.  Born in Rosalia in 1893, Shanks married Mattie Kyle in 1916. He worked in the Inland Empire grain business for several years, coming to Davenport in 1928 to work for the Lincoln County State Bank. When banks began having financial difficulties in 1932, Shanks was hired by the government as a bank examiner; he worked in the area to get banks reopened.  In 1935 he became manager of the Grange Milling Co in Davenport, where he worked until 1944, when he was fired as a cashier by Farmers State Bank in Newport. He worked for the bank, by then National Bank of Commerce, until retirement in 1959. Survivors include his wife, in Spokane, two sons, William in New York, and Richard in Spokane; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.” (Dav. Times: 8-01-1974) “Alpha V Shanks of Ritzville, age 23, born Rosalia, s/o Andrew J and Mary (Matlock) married Mattie Kyle of Edwall, age 24, born Colton, WA, d/o William H and Jessie (Webster) Kyle on Oct 26, 1916 in Spokane.  Married by Clergyman, Witness: Mrs Jessie Kyle and Wilbur Kyle.” Spokane County Marriage Certificate);


Shanks, Mattie Kyle:  (1892-1985);  w/o Alpha V;  “Graveside services for Mattie Shanks, 92, of Rockwood Manor in Spokane take place today at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Jan 24, at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.  Memorial services at Rockwood Manor start at 2 p.m. this Saturday, on Jan 26.  Mrs Shanks died on Monday, Jan 21, 1985 at her home in Spokane.  Born in Colton, WA on Aug 14, 1892, she grew up in Post Falls, Idaho.  She married the late A V Shanks on October 26, 1916, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in October of 1966.  Mrs Shanks remained active, until the last few years, in the Parents, Teachers Organization with the schools, the Order of Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church in Spokane. Her late husband, Mr A V Shanks, remained active in the grain business here in Davenport from 1928 to 1932, where he worked for the Lincoln County State Bank, formerly here in town. Mr Shanks returned to Davenport to operate the grange mill from 1935 to 1944. Survivors of Mrs Shanks include two sons, William A Shanks of Mesa, AZ, and Dick Shanks of Spokane; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  1-24-1985) 


Shanks, Robert Lloyd:  (1920-1929); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Shaw surname: “A private funeral service was held here Sunday for R B Shaw, 89 year old retired Lincoln County engineer who had  been confined for two years at the nursing home in Davenport. Cremation followed the service. Raymond B Shaw was born Sept 17, 1877, at Crookston, MN, moving to Spokane in 1910… He was married in 1905 to Sadie Thompson, who died in 1917. In 1922 he was married to Mamie McKay and she preceded him in death in 1959… Survivors are two daughters, Marjorie Quinn, National City, CA; Eleanor Judash, Davenport; and six grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 6-01-1967)


Shaw, A M:  (1857-1908); d. 8-07-1908;  see probate #1107; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Shaw, Howard:  (1905-1906); d. 3-25-1906; Age 13 mos; s/o TJ & LD;  “Howard, the six months old son of Mr & Mrs Thomas J Shaw, died March 24, 1906 of peritonitis. His death was a great surprise to Mr & Mrs Shaw. The child appeared well all day and up until about 8 PM, when he was taken suddenly ill. Dr R P Moore was called, but nothing could be done and the child died in a few hours.  The Shaws came to Davenport the first of the year and Mr Shaw, together with Mr Campbell, bought the mercantile business of Myers & Olwell. The funeral was held from the Shaw home, March 26. Rev W A McCall of the Baptist church conducted the services.” (LCT: 3-30-1906) “…The funeral was held from the Shaw home at 4:30 p.m., March 26. rev W A McCall of the Baptist church, conducted the service. Mr Chas E Myers had charge of the music and was assisted by Mrs Hubler, Mrs A W Turner, Mrs F W Anderson and Mr L A Inkster.  Little Howard was a beautiful, bright child, the idol of the parents’ heart. The order of Eagles, of which his father is a member, covered the casket with lovely wreaths of natural flowers and in many ways showed their fraternal kindness.” (Dav. Tribune: 3-29-1906);


Shaw, James D:  (1842-1916); d. 6-23-1916;  “The funeral of James D Shaw, 74, was held in the Christian Church Sunday. Mr Shaw died at his home in Davenport, Friday, June 23, having been in poor health for some time, though able to be about most of the time. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of Co G  8th Missouri Cavalry. He was also a member of Gen Rusk Post No 93, GAR, and a member of the Masonic order for the past 50 years, the local lodge having charge of the funeral services, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery. He was born in Missouri May 26, 1842. In November, 1866, he was married to Mary E Line of Lewisburg, MO. The widow and 7 children and 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren survive him. The children are: W A and T J Shaw of Davenport; Mrs Euphie Pitts, Coulee City; Mrs Lizzie Bottom, Rock River, WY; Mrs Stella Ropp, Lewiston, ID; Mrs James Marsh, Cashion, OK; and Mrs Reppa Warren, Halfway, MO. He had been a resident of Davenport the past 9 years.”  (Dav Tribune: 6-29-1916)


Shaw, Mamie Alice:  (unconfirmed) “M___ Alice Shaw. Died: 6-28-1959. Former choir leader and elder’s wife.” ( Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); “Mamie Alice Shaw. Died: 28 June 1959, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Age: 78 yrs. Father: George F McKay. Mother: Mary Alice Brown.”  (WA State Death Records: Id #281757)

Shea, Thomas:  (d. 1941);  “Thomas Shea. Died: Oct 26, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “Thomas Shea. Male, white, single. Birth: Oct 26, 1863. Age: 78 yrs. Birthplace: Michigan. Occupation: farm laborer. Father: Jerry Shea, born MI. Mother: unobtainable. Informant: Lincoln Co Welfare Records per C W Bumgarner, Davenport, WA. Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Death: Oct 26, 1941, 8:23 a.m.  Cause: Coronary Thrombosis, sudden. Due to Myocarditis, due to Arteriosclerosis. Place of Death: Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Burial: Davenport, WA, C W Bumgarner, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Certificate of Death #1381)


Sheldon, Myron A:  (1867-1956); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);“Myron Anthony Sheldon. Died: 24 March 1956, age 88, Dishman, Spokane Co, WA. Parents: unknown.” (WA State Death Records


Sheldon, Sarah J:  “Sarah J Sheldon. Died: 12-05-1946; Birth: 12-30-1861, MO; Spouse: Myron A Sheldon; Father: James Power; Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Sarah Sheldon. Died: Dec 5, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Shepard, Myrtle N:  (1885-1974);  “Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Myrtle Nicholls Shepard, who died Friday in Concord, CA.  The Rev Frank G Van Doren officiated and pall bearers included Vern Bumgarner, Willard Zellmer, Ted Lyse, Joe Darling, Gilbert Gauger, and Jerry Janett. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Shepard is generally believed to be the third white child born in Lincoln County, her late brother Roy Nicholls being the first. Her parents, John and Emma Nicholls, had built the first general store at Cottonwood Springs (now Davenport) in 1881 and she was born there in 1885. As a young woman she took up china painting and spent one winter studying the art in Los Angeles, CA. In 1911 she married Oscar B Shepard; the couple farmed southeast of Davenport until 1925, when Shepard became a cattle buyer. In 1939 they returned to farming, retiring in 1964, when they moved to California. Mrs Shepard, who was widowed in 1967, was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for nearly 60 years. She is survived by a son, James Nicholas Shepard, Concord; two grandchildren, Susan Shepard, Concord, and Richard Shepard, San Jose, CA; one niece, Eileen Mascher, Spokane, and two nephews, Henry and William Nicholls, both of Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 3-07-1974)


Shepard, Oscar B:  (1882-1967); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Shepherd, James H:  (1848-1916); h/o Maude; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Shepherd, Maude:  (1875-1918); w/o James; “Mrs Maud Shepherd died this morning in the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, where she was taken yesterday for an operation.  Owing to her weakened condition the doctors decided an operation would be unwise, and it was postponed until today or until she got stronger, but death came to her relief. She had suffered greatly since the latter part of the week. Rheumatism had bothered her for some time and other complications arose.  Mrs Shepherd was the widow of J H Shepherd who died at their home in Douglas County about two years ago. She had been a resident of the state about 20 years. There are no children, her relatives here being C E Myers of this city and H A P Myers of Seattle, brothers.  Mrs Myers was with her at the time of the death. The body will be brought to Davenport for burial tomorrow.” (DTT: 10-24-1918);  (Edit: The parents of Maud Shepherd were David Myers and his wife, Sara Kort.);


Sherwood, Eva:  (1882-1900); (shared with Maude Sherwood Hayter); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Shook, Losia:  (1846-1919)  “”Block 32 Lot 3 Grave 16”  (Davenport City Cem Ledger) “Losia Shook. Female, white, widow. Birth: July 1, 1846, Vermont. Age: 72 yrs 7 mos 19 days. Housekeeper. Father: Hager. Mother: Davis, born Vermont. Informant: Jess Beeman, Davenport, WA. Death: Feb 20, 1919, 4:55 a.m., Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Mitral Regurgitation of 2 yrs duration. R Moore, MD. Burial: Davenport, WA. Feb 23, 1919, J T Lyse, undertaker, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death)


Sibbald, John M:  (1868-1963); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74) “John Sibbald. Born: 9 Feb 1868. Died: April 1963.” (SS Death Index: unconfirmed identity)


Sibbald, Tressie:  (1883-1952); “Tressie Sibbald, died 23 Feb 1952, age 68.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #3363; did not view);


Sickler, Harry P:  (1885-1962); “Harry Paterson Sickler. Died: 2-06-1962. Birth: 9-13-1885, IL. Spouse: Never Married.  Father: John Gamble.  Mother: Matilda Paterson. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Siegelman, Frieda Drager:  (1866-1939);  “Mrs. Freda Siegelman, age 73, wife of Otto W. Siegelman, a resident here for 34 years, died at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane last Thursday evening.  She had not been in good health for some times, and had been in the hospital for four days.   Mrs. Siegelman was born in Germany, June 25, 1866, and came to the United States as a young woman.  She was married to Mr. Siegelman at Deadwood, S. D., in 1890, and came to Washington with her husband the same years.  They moved to Davenport in 1905, and have resided here since.  Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Webb, Seattle, and Mrs. Emily Utecht, Davenport, two sons, Otto Jr. and William Siegelman of Seattle, a number of grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Kahse, Mrs. Anna Knappert and Mrs. Pauline Knappert, all of Davenport.  Funeral services for Mrs. Siegelman were held Sunday at the Lutheran church in Davenport, with the Rev. E. H. Ahrendt officiating.  Mrs. Fred Buck, Mrs. H. K. Furgeson, Robert Jepson and Rev. Ahrendt sang, accompanied by Mrs. O. W. Johnson.   Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery here.  Pall bearers were Emil Zimmerman, Fred Buck, H. A. Wilke, William Guhlke, Jr., Charles Williams and Charles Nelson.”  (Davenport Times-Tribune, Nov 2, 1939;  Submitted by Barbara Curtis) “Freda Siegelman. Died: Oct 26, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Silvernail, Charles Eugene:  (1911-1991); d. 11-10-1991;  “A private graveside service has been held for Charles Eugene Silvernail, 80, who died in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements. The former Spokane resident and  WW II veteran was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Engineers Union No. 370 in Spokane. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Irene, at the home; a daughter, Patricia Hall of Davenport; a sister, Julia Roberts of Spokane; a granddaughter, and three great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 11-14-1991); “Charles Eugene Silvernail. Died: 11-10-1991. Birth: 4-24-1911, WA. Spouse: Mary Irene Kammers. Father: Herbert Silvernail. Mother: Ella Pauline Thomm.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Card);


Silvernail, M Irene:  (1917-1993); d. 9-27-1993; “Irene M Silvernail. Graveside service for Irene M Silvernail of Davenport will be tomorrow (Friday) at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, with Pastor Steve McLaughlin officiating.  Mrs Silvernail died Sept 27 in Davenport. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Blake Hall of Davenport; one granddaughter, Kathy Schulz of Tulare, CA; four great grandchildren, Stephanie, Geoffery, Kevin and Justin Schulz, all of Tulare; and one sister, Dorothy Valentine of Oroville, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1991 and one brother. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item: 1993) 


Simmons, Anna:  (1825-1902);  “Mrs Anna, the aged mother of Cal Simmons, died Dec 18th, 1902 at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Wyer, near Larene. She was born in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, a little over 77 years ago, and came to this state in 1891. She was a kind neighbor, much beloved, and for more than a year has been in declining health. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Rodgers.” (LCT: 12-30-1902)


Simmons, Calvin M:  (1860-1946);  “Calvin Simmons. Died: Sept 22, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Calvin M Simmons. Date of Funeral: 10-26-1946 at Davenport. Ordered by OAP. Bill rendered to C W Bumgarner. Death: 10-22-1946 at 4:30 p.m. at Hanus Nursing Home. Interred: Davenport. Age: 86 yrs 4 mos 20 days. Retired. Birthplace: IL.” (incomplete form in Mortuary Ledger);  “Calvin M Simmons. Died: 10-22-1946. Birth: 6-02-1860, IL.  Widowed. Parents: unobtainable. Buried: Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Cal Simmons has disposed of his interest in the Simmons addition to the town of Davenport, to Councilman W H Jayne. Mr Simmons has not yet determined what he will do, but will try and recuperate in health before settling down to anything.” (LCT: 6-15-1894);


Simpson, Ricky Eugene:  (1948-1948); d. 8-05-1948; Aged: one day; “Ricky Eugene Simpson. Died: Aug 6, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Sims, L Loraine:  (1935-1935);  “Loretta Loranie Sims. Died: 20 Oct 1935, Davenport, WA. Birth: 7 Aug 1935, Davenport, WA. Father: William J Sims, born Lebanon, TN; Mother: Lola Leona Lueck, born Davenport, WA. Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Services were held last week Tuesday at Davenport for the three-month old daughter of Mr and Mrs William J Sims who died following several weeks’ illness with erysipelas.” (Citizen: 11-01-1935);  


Sims, William J.:  “William J. Sims. Died: 4-27-1979; Birth: 11-15-1900, TN; Spouse: Lola Lueck; Father: Samuel J. Sims; Mother: Bessie Ann Davis. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Simpson, Nancy, Dec 05, 1974

"Funeral services were held yesterday at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport for Nancy Ellen Simpson, who died Nov 30 in Davenport. Mrs Simpson was born in 1890 to Milton and Sophie Rash of Summerset, KY. The family moved to the northwest, settling in Davenport in 1904. In 1908 she married Clyde Warwick and they spent most of their marriage farming in Bluestem. He died in 1944. In 1948 Mrs Simpson married Hale Simpson, Edwall, and they lived in that community until his death in 1968, when she moved to Davenport. Survivors include three granddaughters, Nancy Reinbold, Mary Coleman and Jane Holliday, all of Davenport; 6 great grandchildren, four step children, Richard and Robert Simpson and Betty Bundy, Edwall, and Phyllis Munyan, Portland, OR; 12 step grandchildren, numerous step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Lora Robinson, lives in Spokane, and a brother, Walter Rash, in Seattle. Mrs Simpson’s son, Eldon Warwick, died in 1969. Mrs Simpson was buried in Spokane. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Daughters of the Nile, Spokane, Eastern Star and Bluestem Grange. Pallbearers for the service, which was conducted by Rev Stanley Williamsen, were Gaynor Guell, W L Graham, Howard Moats, Eric Swanson, Orrie Morse and Clem Duenwald." (Dav. Times: 12-05-1974)


Slater, George E., Nov 22, 1973

"Funeral services were held Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, for George E. Slater, who died Nov 14 in Davenport. Pastor Fred Ahrendt officiated at the service, for which Dixie Guhlke and Marie Potts provided music. Pallbearers included C. A. Smith, Kenneth Kittleson, Earl Samsel, Rod Rector, Dale Hotchkiss and Simon Reinbold. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Born in 1894, Slater was reared north of Davenport in the Larene area. He attended a school known as Heid and later, the Davenport schools." (Dav. Times: 11-22-1973)


Sims, Lola Lueck: (1907-1994); “Funeral services for Lola Smith, of Harrington, were held Monday, April 4, 1994, at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Mrs Smith died April 1 in Odessa. She was a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center. She is survived by her husband, Lark Smith of Harrington, two sons, four grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rev Tom Sayre officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Odessa Record: 4-07-1994)  “Funeral services for Lola Smith of Harrington was held on Monday, April 4, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Smith, 86, died April 1, 1994, in Odessa.  She was born on July 18, 1907, in Davenport to William and Emma (Boleneus) Lueck. She attended school in Davenport, graduating from Davenport High. She married William Sims on Sept 10, 1927, in Okanogan, WA. Mr Sims died on April 27, 1979. She then married Lark Smith in 1982 and they made their home in Harrington. She had been a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church since 1926 and belonged to Davenport Senior Citizens. She worked at Lincoln Hospital in the kitchen from 1963 to 1976.  Mrs Smith is survived by her husband, Clarence Lark Smith of Harrington; two sons and their wives, Dennis and Jacqueline Sims of Lancaster, CA, and M Jay and Clara Sims of Tillamook, OR; four grandchildren, Denise and Debbie Sims of Lancaster, and Brian and Cindy Sims of Tillamook; two sisters, Edna Sweet, Puyallup, WA, and Geraldine Austin of Tenino, WA; two brothers, Harvey Lueck of Union, WA, and Bill Lueck of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Sims in 1979, as well as one daughter, one brother and one sister. Davenport’s Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  4-07-1994)


Sims, William J:  (1900-1979);  “William J Sims. Died: 4-27-1979; Birth: 11-15-1900, TN; Spouse: Lola Lueck; Father: Samuel J Sims; Mother: Bessie Ann Davis. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) William Sims married Lola Lueck on Sept 10, 1927, in Okanogan, WA.


Skene, Roy Patrick:  (unconfirmed) “Roy Patrick Skene. Died: 20 July 1935, Davenport, WA;  Birth: unknown, approx. 26 yrs old. Spouse: single; Parents: unknown; Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Slater, Ethel W:  (1879-1957);  “Ethel Slater. Died: 4-14-1957. A woman of faith and fortitude.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Slater, George E:  (1894-1973);  “Funeral services were held Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, for George E Slater, who died Nov 14 in Davenport.  Pastor Fred Ahrendt officiated at the service, for which Dixie Guhlke and Marie Potts provided music. Pallbearers included C A Smith, Kenneth Kittleson, Earl Samsel, Rod Rector, Dale Hotchkiss and Simon Reinbold.  Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Born in 1894, Slater was reared north of Davenport in the Larene area. He attended a school known as Heid and later, the Davenport schools.  Slater worked on the family farm until WW I, when he served in the US Army. After the war, he returned to the farm.  In 1921 he married Katherine Buck; the couple lived in Spokane until 1931 when they moved to Reardan and he operated a service station there. Two years later he was hired by the state highway department, for whom he worked until retirement. In recent years, he had lived in Electric City.  Survivors include his wife, Katherine, at the home; two sons, Donald G Slater, Greenacres; and Maurice E Slater, Los Angeles, CA; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A brother, Glenn Slater, and a sister, Sally Gunning, also survive him. Both live in Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 11-22-1973) “George Eustice Slater. Died: 11-13-1973. Birth: 8-03-1894, WA. Spouse: Katherine Buck. Father: James Slater. Mother: Jessie McCallum. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Slater, Glen Rae:  (1895-1981); “Glen Rae Slater.  Died: 4-14-1981, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Nialeen Hampton. Father: James Slater. Mother: Jessie McCallum. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services for long-time resident Glen R Slater were held Saturday, Jan 17, from the Presbyterian Church in Davenport under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating.  Slater was born on Oct 28, 1895 at Davenport, the son of Mr and Mrs James Slater, and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home on Jan 14, 1981 following residence there for the past year and a half.  Slater lived his entire life in the Davenport area where he was occupied with the raising of cattle and wheat. He was married to Nialeen Hansen on June 24, 1947 at Colfax, WA. He was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church; Community Grange No 855 for the past 48 years, in which organization he served as an officer; and Lincoln County Pomona Grange.  Survivors include his wife of Davenport; one sister, Mrs Sally Gunning, of Davenport; two step children, Floyd Hansen, Jr of Ephrata, WA, and Patricia Witham of San  Bruno, CA; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Interment followed at the Mountain View Cemetery here.” (Davenport Times: 1-22-1981); 


Slater, James A:  (1863-1941); h/o Jessie;  “James A Slater. Died: Oct 5, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Slater, Jessie McCallum:  (1870-1915); w/o James; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);


Slater, John Peter:  (1866-1929);  “John Peter Slater. Died: 30 Aug 1929, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 16 Aug 1866, Larrix, Scotland; Parents: unknown, born Scotland. Spouse: Margaret, nee not given. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Decree of settlement and distribution has been signed in the estate of John P Slater, deceased and Margaret E Slater of Davenport ordered discharged as executrix.” (Reardan Gazette:  4-24-1930);  “John P Slater. Died: Aug 30, 1929.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); 


Slater, Katherine Eva Buck:  (1897-1985); “Katherine Eva Slater. Died: 6-22-1985, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Widowed, George Eustice Slater. Father: John Buck. Mother: Eva Wagner. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “Funeral services for Katherine Eva Slater, 88, a Davenport native, took place on Tuesday, June 25 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport with burial following at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mrs Slater died on Saturday, June 22, 1985. She was born April 16, 1897 to John and Eva (Wagner) Buck as one of 11 children to the couple.  She lived in Davenport, working at the Lincoln County Courthouse as a secretary until her marriage to George Slater.  She met Mr Slater after his service  duty in WW II, and the couple rode a ferris wheel on their first date.  The couple were married in a double wedding ceremony in Coeur d’Alene, ID; with Katherine’s brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Elsie Reinbold Buck.  The Slaters lived in Spokane after their marriage, near where Katherine’s folks moved after leaving their Davenport farm.  Mrs Slater cared for her mother, when she got sick and eventually died, as well as for her father, until his death.  Later, the Slaters moved to Reardan, where George operated a service station and Katherine took care of Indian children with pneumonia.  The couple then moved to Creston, where George worked for the State Highway Dept.  In 1936, the Slaters were transferred to Wilbur.  They lived there until 1942, when George again received a transfer to Electric City. The Slaters lived there the rest of George’s working days.  Mrs Slater was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1973. She stayed at home until her son, Eugene, died.  Then she sold her home and moved into a retirement home in Grand Coulee. After five years there, Mrs Slater moved to the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport during June of 1984. She remained at the nursing home until her death.  Survivors include one son, Donald Slater of Greenacres; 5 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Buck of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  6-27-1985) 


Slater, Leslie R:  (1905-1969); “On this Memorial Day we pause to pay tribute to the memory of a man who spent his entire lifetime in our midst, and whose courage and determination carried him on when others would have given up. Les was born in the little community of Larene north of Davenport, there he attended grade school.  After graduating from Davenport High School he had planned to study to become an architect, however, due to his father’s illness and inability to work, Les was forced to give up his cherished dream of becoming an architect. He took over the operation of the family farm, which he continued to do until a few months before his death, with the help of his very kind neighbors at the last.  Shortly after graduating from high school in 1924 Lew suffered a ruptured appendix, which left him with a severely and permanently damaged heart. Despite his handicap, he not only farmed but worked at whatever else he could find.  Les and Clarence Young built the original Davenport Clinic for Dr Nelson. He worked at Densons Shop where he learned to repair machinery, etc, and later he built and operated his own repair ship on the farm. He was one of seventeen farmers who  formed a corporation and first got electricity to Larene in 1936.  He was a forty-one year member of Community Grange, a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and for thirteen years he served on the Davenport School Board, during which time the new Grade School was built and the new High School was started. During his last year  on the school board he was already having serious health problems so he did not run for another term.  In later years be became quite interested in the activities of the Republican Party, but again due to his health he could not participate to the extent that he would have liked. His ailing overworked heart finally forced him to retire from the farm, but his retirement was all too brief and one evening late in February he went home to be with his Maker.  So along with his many, many other friends, we say, ‘Well done, Les, till we meet again some day’.” (DT: 5-29-1969); “Leslie Ray Slater. Died: 2-27-1969.  Birth: 3-01-1905, WA.  Spouse: Susan Thiringer. Father: John Slater. Mother: Emma Detillion. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 


Slater, Margaret E:  (1880-1970); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);“Margaret E Slater.—Her home N. 508 Argonne, Spokane.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs Clifford (Ruby) Hardin, at the home; 3 granddaughters, Sylvia Anderson, Seattle, WA; Leah Beaudreau, Augusta, GA; Lila Martin, Spokane; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Nellie Goodman, Orange, CA; Mrs Marie Seimer, Chewelah, WA; one brother, William L Detillian, Spokane. Member of Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, WSCS & Community Grange, Davenport, WA. Resident of this community 32 years. Funeral services Monday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at the Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, the Rev Chester B___ officiating. Interment Davenport, WA, Cemetery at 3 p.m.” (Spokesman Review: 5-31-1970; scrapbook item)


Slater, Nialeen:  (1899-1994);  “Nialeen Slater, 94, resident of the Columbia Basin Nursing Home, formerly of Davenport, passed away Saturday, Feb 19, 1994 at Ephrata, WA.  Nialeen was born July 31, 1899 in Greenville, IL, daughter of Alva and Mollie Hampton. She moved to Grant Country, WA in 1903.  The Hampton family homesteaded near Steamboat Rock in the Grand Coulee.  Nialeen graduated from Coulee City High School in 1918, attended Northwestern Business College and Cheney Normal School in Grant, Ferry, Okanogan and Lincoln counties. She was also a legal secretary for the law firm of Tustin & Chadler in Spokane and McCallum & Zellmer in Davenport for many years.  In 1924, Nialeen married Floyd Hansen Sr. They were divorced in 1944 having had one son and one daughter. In 1947, she married Glen R Slater of Davenport, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Mollie Hampton, a brother, Lindley Hampton and a sister, Golda Fulton.  She was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian  Church, Community Grange #855, Grant County Historical Society and Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Leora Hansen of Ephrata; one daughter and son-in –law, Patricia and Bill Witham of Ephrata; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral, held Feb 23 at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, was followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 2-24-1994); 


Slater, Susan Thiringer:  (1905-1990);  “Susan Slater. Died: 8-01-1990. Birth: 1-20-1905, Austria.  Widowed.  Father: Mathias Thiringer. Mother: Theresa Unger.  Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Mrs Susan Slater died August 1, 1990 at the Lincoln Nursing Home, Davenport.  She was 85.  Mrs Slater was born Jan 20, 1905 in Vienna, Austria. At the age of two, she traveled to the United States with her brother, sister and mother, Theresia, to join her father, Mathias Thiringer, who had settled in Kansas the previous year.  In 1913, the family moved west to Washington, living for a while at Rocklyn, then moving to the Egypt area.  Both Susan and her sister, Theresa, were operators for the Davenport Independent Telephone Company in the mid-1920s. She married Leslie Slater June 20, 1927. The couple lived on the family wheat farm six miles north of Davenport. After 41 years, they retired and moved to Davenport. Within a few months, Mr Slater suffered a heart attack and died.  Mrs Slater moved to a smaller house and improved house, yard and garden.  She was a member of the Community Grange and the Zion Lutheran Church all of her adult life.  Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Elwyn Anderson of Seattle; a daughter, Lila Hendrickson of Spokane; three grandchildren, Jackie Olsen and Michelle Engleman of Spokane and Eric Anderson of Seattle; four great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters, Henry Thiringer of Forrest Grove, OR, Hans Thiringer of Spokane, Paul Thiringer of Roseburg, OR, Carl Thiringer of Spokane, Edwin Thiringer of Portland, OR, Nell Coleman of Davenport, Frieda Graham of Harrington and Della Stewart of Seattle. Services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church August 6. Interment was in Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times:  8-09-1990); 



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