Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Tibbits, Guy:  (unconfirmed burial);  “A wake to remember the late Guy Tibbits of Davenport will be held this Sunday at the place he called home for many years, Kahse Park. The gathering will start at 10 a.m. and will be a potluck with guests asked to bring their own beverages. A yard sale will be held there both Saturday and Sunday as well, starting at 10 a.m. to help pay for the cost of arrangements for Mr Tibbits.  Born Feb 21, 1930, in Ashland, WI, Mr Tibbits passed away July 20, 1998 and no service was held per his wishes. Mr Tibbits was cremated and will be the first to be inurned in the new veterans’ wall at Mountain View Cemetery once it is finished this summer. Mr Tibbits spent 20 years in the Air Force, retiring as a staff sergeant in May of 1968. His military decorations included the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal with four Bronze Loops, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Korean Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and the United Nations Service Medal. Mr Tibbits made his home in Davenport in 1978, spending most of his years here at Kahse Park. He is survived by family in Minnesota.” (Davenport Times: 8-06-1998) 


Tiegs, Elmer K:  (1914-1973);  “Elmer Carl Tiegs, 58, was buried this week in Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Tiegs, who was born in Wilbur, and his wife Estella had lived __side Davenport for the last __e years.  She died in 1971.  A World War II veteran, Tiegs is survived by three sons, Phillip Tiegs, Frank Kelsey and Elmer Tiegs; three daughters, Crystal Watt, Spokane; Clara and Pamela Tiegs, EWSC, and Verna Tiegs, Wilbur. Four grandchildren also survive, as do two sisters, Lena Krause, Wapato, and Emma Lyman, Wisconsin. One brother, Henry, lived in Thornton, and another, Edwin Tiegs, in Wilbur.” (Davenport Times: 3-08-1973, binding obscured portions.);“Elmer Carl Tiegs. Died: 2-17-1973. Birth: 7-08-1914, WA.  Widowed. Father: Albert Tiegs. Mother: Martha Dreger. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 


Tiegs, Estella P: (1922-1971); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Estella Pauline Tiegs. Died: 5-31-1971. Birth: 1-11-1922, Michigan . Spouse: Elmer Tiegs. Father: Ernest Wheeler. Mother: unknown. Burial: Mt View Cemetery: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Timm, Adele Florence Leonard:  (1912-2003); w/o John A;  “A short memorial service for Adele Florence Timm, 90, of Connell, WA, is planned at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov 9, at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport where she will be interred next to her husband, John A Timm.  A memorial gathering is planned at 10 a.m. that morning at the Connell Community Center. Mrs Timm died Nov 1, just days shy of her 91st birthday, at her Connell home, where she had lived since 1967.  Born Nov 5, 1912, near Walnut Grove, MN, she was the daughter of Matilda (Tillie) and John J Leonard. Until she was 11, she lived on  a farm her parents were homesteading about five miles south of Lomond, Alberta, Canada. Her brothers, Harry and Leo, were born at the farm. After four years of drought, the family moved in 1923 to Spokane, where her sister Drucilla was born. She graduated from John R Rogers High School and worked as a domestic and for J J Newberry, mending nylon stockings.  In 1942, she married John A Timm and inherited his three children, Patricia, John W and Janet.  In 1944, she gave birth to a son, James. A year later, the family moved to a farm about 13 miles north of Almira, where they farmed successfully for more than 20 years.  She and her husband were active in the Washington State Grange and many community activities, including schools, fairs and bring electricity and a new hospital to the region. They moved in 1967 to Connell where John ran the Grange Supply. They continued to be active in Grange and community activities, including the Connell Fall Festival and the Lions Club. Mr Timm preceded his wife in death in 1984.  Mrs Timm did not work outside the home from the time she married until her death. She was active and creative, however, winning numerous awards for canning baking and sewing at the state level. She enjoyed reading and traveling abroad. After discovering the computer, she kept up an active e-mail correspondence with family and friends. She also created cards for family and notices for activities at the Connell Community Center. She leaves her sons, John W and Jim; daughters, Patricia Pyl and Janet Polignoni; her sister, Drucilla Bendix; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.”  (Davenport Times: 11-06-2003); 


Timm, August:  (1859-1924);  d. 10-03-1924;  “Another pioneer of Harrington took his departure from our narrowing circle of real pioneers, when August Wilhelm Timm died at Spokane Saturday, the 4th of October. He had been sick since last spring, with an enlarged gall bladder, and recently seemed to be improving until his kidneys ceased to function and had to be tapped, after which the end came soon. The funeral was held Monday from the Lutheran church at Davenport, at which place interment took place, the Rev H F W Meyer officiating at the funeral service. Mr Timm was born in Germany and was married to Miss Dorothea Buhr in 1884. He emigrated to the US in 1888 and came to Washington the same year, and stopped with his brother, Fred Timm, in Lord’s Valley. Later he homesteaded the place north of Harrington, now known as the Beck place, later selling it to Mr Beck. In 1889 he sent for his family, wife and three children, and they journeyed all the way from Germany and met him at Harrington. To this union there were born 13 children, all living, as follows: August, William, Anna (Mrs Laabs), Otto, Adolph, Albert, Mary (Mrs Dennie Warwick), Mrs Ernest Robinson, Mrs John Turner, Mrs Elwood Turner, Miss Bertha, Henry (now attending  U of W) and Fredrick. His wife died Nov 24, 1910, and in December, 1917, he was married to Mrs Gertrude Meng. He is survived by his widow, thirteen children and 18 grandchildren. Mr Timm was one of the organizers of the Lutheran church at Davenport.  Mr Timm was a man of very even temperament, and had many friends. He moved to Harrington to live a few years ago and then shortly after, moved into Spokane. He has many friends in this community who regret his departure, and extend sympathy to his relatives in their bereavement.” (Citizen: 10-10-1924) (See also The August Timm history compiled by family in the Harrington City Library);


Timm, Dorothea Buhr:  (1866-1910); d. 11-21-1910;  “Mrs August Timm died from Bright’s disease of the kidneys Monday. Burial was made in Davenport from the German Lutheran church. Mrs Timm was stricken Sunday evening about 9 o’clock, while other members were absent from the room. She fell and lay unconscious until an hour later when members of the family discovered her, picked her up and sent for a physician. The Timms are old residents of this section. It is said that she has suffered from the ailment which claimed her as victim for several years and was seriously ill two years ago, but recovered sufficiently to do her work. She was born in Hansen, Germany, and is survived by a husband and thirteen sons and daughters, several of whom are grown. Deceased was 44 years of age and was laid to rest Thanksgiving Day.” (Citizen: 25 Nov 1910)


Timm, Henry Theodore: (1906-1927);  “Henry Theodore Timm, 21, a senior at the University of Washington, died at Seattle Saturday evening, Nov 19, 1927, of complications following an operation for appendicitis. He was only ill 24 hours before being operated. Being notified of his serious condition, his brother Otto, and sister Miss Bertha of Harrington , left on GN passenger No. 1 Saturday morning for his bedside.  The remains were shipped to Harrington. The funeral was set for Friday allowing time for the arrival of a sister, Mrs John Turner, Beverly Hills, CA. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30, at the Community Congregational Church, the Rev Ernest A Allin officiating, and interment will be in the Davenport Cemetery beside his father and mother, August Timm and Dorothea Buhr Timm, who passed on several years ago. Henry was born on the farm near Harrington Apr 6, 1906, and grew to manhood in this locality. He was a graduate of the Harrington High School and while assimilating his high school education was prominent in al the activities of that institution, both social and athletic. He was a fine specimen of young manhood, clean, intelligent, thrifty and energetic and he had his career all mapped out. He planned to teach a few years after graduating from the university and then enter a medical school and study to become a physician. Henry is one of a Rooseveltian family of fourteen—seven brothers and seven sisters, all of whom, save one sister who died in infancy, survive him, as follows:  August, William, Otto, Adolph, Albert, Frederick, Mrs Anna Laabs, Mrs Mary Warwick, Mrs Minnie Turner and Miss Bertha, all of Harrington, and Mrs Elsie Robinson of Oroville, WA, and Mrs Freedie Turner of Beverly Hills, CA.”  (H Citizen: 11-25-1927)


Timm, J William:  (1886-1950);  “Will, the second son of August W and Dorothea Buhr Timm, worked with his father at the homeplace. J William and Lena L Beck were married March 22, 1910 in the parsonage of the Zion Lutheran Church by Rev Ebert. They lived in the house that August H bought in 1912. John August was born in this house on Feb 6, 1911. August W Timm purchased land near Eltopia which was to be the next move for Lena and Will. While in Eltopia they were blessed with a daughter, Dorothea Barbara, born on March 8, 1912. Life did not present a good future so they moved to land grandpa had purchased in the Rocklyn area for several years. Sylvia was born August 24, 1914. The following year we moved to the Haase place on Crab Creek, between Edwall and  Bluestem.  Jan 12, 1916 our youngest brother was born. He was baptized Leonard Albert Christian Timm. In 1917 we moved to the ‘Old Wagner Place’….  Papa had another stroke in the spring of 1950. He was then moved to a nursing home. Another stroke was experienced by Papa. My mother was also hospitalized. Sylvia and I were with our dad when the Lord took him home, June 30, 1950. A special service was held in Spokane so my mother could attend. The next day funeral services were held in Davenport. He was laid to rest in the Timm plot at Mountain View near his parents, his baby son and his brother.” (John William Timm Family history excerpt);


Timm,  John A:  (1911-1984); d. 6-02-1984;  h/o Adele;  “Services for John A Timm, 73, a lifetime resident of this area, and a retired wheat farmer, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Connell, WA Methodist Church. Burial followed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at the Davenport Cemetery.  Mr Timm died Saturday, June 2, 1984 at his home in Connell, WA. He was born near Harrington, and farmed wheat in Almira for 22 years. He later served as an administrator at Coulee Dam Hospital for a two-year period. He became manager of the Connell Grange Supply in late 1966, retiring six years later. An active member of the Inland Empire Wheat Growers Association, Mr Timm was also active in the Connell Chamber of Commerce, served on the district school board, and was a member of the Lions Club. Other activities Mr Timm remained active in included the Keenagers, and board membership with the North Franklin Association. Survivors include his wife, Adele, at the Connell home; two daughters, Patricia Pyle of Connell, WA, and Janet Polignoni of Spokane; two sons, John W Timm of Renton, WA and James R Timm of Portland, OR; two sisters, Dorothea Jantz of Davenport and Sylvia Boyd of Spokane; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 6-07-1984);  “John August Timm was born on Feb 6, 1911. He was the first of four children born to Will and Lena and the first son. Upon graduation from high school in 1930, Johnny helped his father during that summer. In the fall he married his high school girl friend, Florence Bunch. They lived with his family until 1932 when John applied for school bus driver. This was very low pay for a family, especially since the bank would not accept vouchers and hence they had to be sold at less than face value. Dr Wagner bought many of these as an investment. John then applied for the position as manager of the Harrington Grange Supply where he worked for a number of years. During this time, they had three children: Patricia Arlene on June 10, 1932; John William born May 15, 1934; and Janet Delores, Jan 31, 1936. They lived just a half block from his house. The children grew but their mother began neglecting them, finally leaving for her parents’ home in Wallula. Johnny and Florence were divorced. Being unable to care for the children along with his work, he sought the help of his family. Aunt Frieda who was not able to have children asked to let her care for one but Johnny would not let Billy and Janet be separated. Aunt Frieda flew from Los Angeles and took Billy and Janet with her. Patty went to Grandmother Timm’s house in Davenport. John met Adele Scott of Spokane and they were married June 22, 1942. John had moved to Uncle Adolph’s farm where they lived when James Roger was born on Oct 1, 1944. He was a big boy and their delight. Several years later they bought a farm near Almira. All the children graduated from the Almira schools. They lived there 22 years… John kept busy after heart (triple) bi-pass with civic affairs but was unable to continue work at the Grange Supply. He would walk three miles a day…” (Excerpt from Timm family history; infant of John Wm and Lena Beck Timm); 


Timm, Lena L:  (1890-1975);  “Funeral services were held yesterday morning at Zion Lutheran Church for Magdalene Louise Timm, who died Sunday. The Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated and music was provided by Dixie Guhlke and Marie Potts. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Pall bearers were Jerry Jantz, Kenneth Jantz, Leonard Stubbs, Billy Timm, John Wagner, and Mike Poligoni. Mrs Timm was born in Dettingzen, Germany in 1890 to Mr and Mrs August Beck. With an uncle, the Rev John Beck, she came to the US at 18, settling first in Davenport and then living with an aunt, Katherine Lamparter, in Harrington. She married John William Timm in 1910 and they farmed in the Davenport and Harrington area. He died in 1950; Mrs Timm, who had been confirmed in Germany, was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, of which her husband’s family had been charter members. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothea Jantz, Davenport, and Sylvia Boyd, Spokane, and one son, John Timm, Connell, nine grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother, Mary, Frieda and Christian all live in Germany.” (DT: 1-30-1975) (Marriage data: March 22, 1910, in the parsonage of the Zion Lutheran Church by Rev Ebert. Otto Timm and Katie Lamparter were witnesses.); “Lena Louise Timm. Died: 1-26-1975. Birth: 4-20-1890, Germany. Widowed. Father: John Beck. Mother: Unknown. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Timm, Leonhard A C: (1916-1916); d. 6-03-1916;  “A five months old baby of Mr & Mrs Timm died Saturday of whooping cough and was buried Monday at Davenport.” (Edwall column-Harrington Citizen: 6-09-1916)  “January 12, 1916, our youngest brother was born. He was baptized Leonard Albert Christian Timm on May 8, 1916 with August Timm and Katherine Wagner as sponsors. We really loved and enjoyed ‘Sweet Lennie’ as we called him. It was but a month before we all caught whooping cough and of course, Lennie caught it too. He was so little to cope with this disease and developed pneumonia which was fatal; he passed away June 3, 1916. I can remember Uncle Albert lifted me up to the little coffin to kiss him good bye. God had taken him home. It took much time to adjust.” (John William Timm Family history excerpt);



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

to the WAGenWeb by Marge Womach, January 2009

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