Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


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VanHook, Anna Owens:  (1886-1933);  “An order appointing M F VanHook, Davenport, administrator of the estate of his wife, Anna, who died last November, was signed in superior court. The $500 estate goes to Mr VanHook.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-1935);  “Anna VanHook. Died: 17 Nov 1934, Davenport, WA. Birth: 11 Oct 1886, Plymouth, PA. Spouse: M F VanHook. Father: Thomas B Owens, born North Wales. Mother: Sarah A Edwards, born South Wales. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death cards);


VanHook, George:  (d. Dec 1906, aged 80);  “Geo Van Hook, an old soldier who has been a resident here for the past five or six years, died last Tuesday evening at his home in the west end of town. Mr Van Hook, who was 80 years of age, was taken sick a couple of weeks ago with erysipelas which continued to spread and from the effects of which he died on Christmas Day. He came here with his family from the south and settled on a farm. About 3 years ago his wife died and he moved to town, where he has since resided. Although a southerner Mr Van Hook fought with the North in the Civil War. Three sons and two daughters survive him. His daughters, Mrs Ras_, who lives north of town, Mamie, and his son George were with him at the time of his death. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the Baptist church, Rev Sheldon of the ME church officiating.” (LCT: 12-28-1906) “Co C 13th Kentucky Cavalry”;  “George VanHook. $20, medical expense, Post #93 (undated);  George VanHook. Voucher #185, $20 (undated); George VanHook, Jan 29, 1906, Voucher #188, $121, burial expenses; $12.50 dray for VanHook funeral; Jan 28, 1907, Voucher #189. $10. Post #93. care of Geo VanHook.”  (GAR Relief Applications);


VanHook, Nancy Lee:  (1840-1904);  “Mrs Nancy Van Hook died in Davenport Sunday, Apr 10, 1904; from an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was born in KY, Aug 4, 1834 and married George VanHook, Nov 18, 1850. She moved with her husband and family to WA about a year ago and has resided in Davenport since. Dav Tribune.”  (Citizen: 4-22-1904)


VanHorn, Isaac Levi:  (1865-1900); h/o Christina A;  “Isaac L VanHorn. Died: June 17, 1900. Married.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledgers);  “Isaac Levi VanHorn. Probate File #440. Filed: June 19, 1900. Will. Died: 6-17-1900.  Wife: Christine Anne Vanhorn. Two children: Mary Jane, age 2, Elizabeth Annie, age 1; Petitioner: W O Vanhorn and Frank Vanhorn. Receipt for $5 for the digging of the grave by A A Rutter; Bill of O W Stone: casket and box: $65; robe: $6; hearse: $10.”  (Notes from Lincoln County Superior Court Probate File #440); 


VanHorn, William: (unconfirmed; d. 1910) “William VanHorn, pioneer of Davenport country since 1879, died at the home of John Leonard at Davenport on September 7th, aged 56 years.” (Citizen: 9-16-1910)


VanPevenage, Mary Gabriela:  (1966-1987); d. 5-10-1987; d/o J & J;  “Funeral services were celebrated in Davenport on May 12, 1987 for Mary Gabriela VanPevenage. She died unexpectedly Sunday morning May 10, 1987 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.  The Community joined Mary’s family at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for praying the rosary on May 11, and again on May 12 for the Mass. For the Mass of Christian Burial, Father John Sand led them in the rosary and the Fathers Sand, Tyrone Schaff, and Tony Lehmann con-celebrated the mass with Father Tony telling a eulogy story. Mary had lived in Davenport almost all her life. She moved here at age three with her parents, Jerry and Judie VanPevenage, one sister, Jessica, and a brother, Jeff. Her other brother, Michael, and sisters, Rachel, Greta and Sarah, were born here. Mary attended Davenport schools for 13 years and went on to college for one year at Seattle University and two years at Eastern Washington University. She really preferred the small town atmosphere to the big city.  Besides Mary’s immediate family living in Davenport, grandmothers, Eleanor Kerst and Evelyn VanPevenage live in Puyallup, WA, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins live throughout Washington state. The services were directed by Strate Funeral Home. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 5-21-1987); 


VanSkiver, Charles:  (1870-1943); “Charles VanSkiver. Dated: May 6, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Charles VanSkiver, 73-year old Davenport pioneer, died May 6 at a Spokane hospital following a heart attack. He had been in failing health for some time, being released from the hospital only about two weeks ago. On April 30 his condition became worse and he was returned to the hospital. He was born Feb 5, 1870, in Columbiana, Ohio, and was raised by an uncle, William Coldwell. On March 1, 1890, he went to Humboldt, KS.  From there he went to Davenport, Nebraska, where he stayed about a year, and then returned to Humboldt. He remained there until 1897 when he came to Davenport. He arrived here March 17 and immediately went to work on the John Sawyer farm.  In the fall of 1897 he went to work for the Big Bend livery barn and was employed there until about 1914. A few years ago he retired from active work, only taking care of the interests of his ranch north of town.  The Bumgarner funeral home was in charge of funeral services held for Mr VanSkiver Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Presbyterian church. The Rev Lee E Knoll officiated. Music was furnished by the Odd Fellow’s quartet, T A Anderson, Cleo Richards, Floyd Underwood and R B Shaw, with Miss Mabel Inkster at the organ.  Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery with the Odd Fellows lodge, of which Mr VanSkiver had been a member for over 45 years, in charge.  Pall bearers were all members of the lodge and included Oscar Olsen, Dick Hardin, Lee Jasper, Charles McKinnon, Harry Stang and Lew Hutsell.  Mr VanSkiver is survived by one brother in Florida, several nephews, one of which is Cleo VanSkiver of Bluestem, several nieces and cousins.”  (Davenport Times-Tribune: 5-13-1943); 


VanSkiver, Jennie: (1876-1946);  “Jennie Augusta VanSkiver. Dated: Dec 14, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);“Mrs Jennie VanSkiver passed away Saturday in the Mt Carmel hospital at Colville after an illness of six weeks.  Jennie Leipham, a pioneer daughter of pioneer parents, the late Peter Leipham Jr and Phebe Jayne Leipham, was born Sept 20, 1876 at Russell Hill, Pennsylvania. She came west with her parents in 1878 to Whidbey Island, Washington. In 1882 they moved to Medical Lake and in 1883 they took up a homestead south of Davenport where the Wm Guhlkes now live. It was in this home that Jennie Leipham and John VanSkiver, a native of Columbiana, Ohio were married Jan 1, 1900. To this union were born three children: Cleo of Bluestem, Elsie Laughbon, of Rice, and Jennie Hansen of Nespelem. They lived in the Larene district, at Valley, Washington and for three years in Davenport. They bought the farm now operated by their son, in 1907 and moved there in 1912. Mr VanSkiver preceded his wife in death, July 16, 1940 after an illness of several years. Mrs VanSkiver retired from active farming the fall of 1944 and made her home with her daughters. She will be remembered as an ardent fisherman.  Mrs VanSkiver requested of her daughter-in-law, ‘I wasn’t you to write a nice piece for me and give my children credit so everyone will know what good children they are. I think they are the best children in the world but I suppose every mother does’.  Mrs VanSkiver was a life member of the Methodist church. Besides her three children, she is survived by four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs Ada Glasgow, of Medical Lake, seven nieces and nine nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Methodist church with Rev J Dean King officiating. Mrs Glen Langley sang ‘The End of a Perfect Day’, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’, and ‘Abide With Me’, requested numbers.  The pall bearers were six nephews, Hugh and Max Glasgow, of Medical Lake, Henry Leipham, Opportunity, Albert Leipham, Davenport, R W Elliott, Davenport and Herbert J Elliott, Spokane.  Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport. Bumgarner’s Funeral Home was in charge.  Relatives coming from out of town for Mrs VanSkiver’s last rites included Mrs Warren Leipham and Mrs Cliff Fanilla of Chewelah, Mr and Mrs Matt Elliott, Rosalia, Mrs Ada Glasgow, Ruth Glasgow, Hugh and Max Glasgow, Medical Lake, Mr and Mrs H J Elliott, Spokane and Henry Leipham, Opportunity.  Mrs Albert Leipham assisted by Mrs Oliver Barnes and Mrs Charles Ramm, opened her home to relatives for their rest and relaxation following the services.”  (Citizen: 12-20-1946)


VanSkiver, John:  (1869-1940);  “John VanSkiver, farmer of the Bluestem district, passed away at the hospital at Davenport, Tuesday morning at 4:40 o’clock. Mr VanSkiver has been in poor health since he was ill in 1929 with sleeping sickness.  July 5, he fell at his home, and sustained injuries. Mr VanSkiver was born at Columbiana, Ohio, in October, 1870. In 1889 he came west and farmed in the Larene district north of Davenport. Later he moved to Valley, Washington and in 1912 he bought the present VanSkiver farm in the Bluestem district. He married Miss Jennie Leipham, Jan 1, 1900.  The surviving family includes Mrs VanSkiver; one son, Cleo VanSkiver; two daughters, Mrs Dewey Laughbon (Elsie) of Davenport and Mrs Joe Hansen (Jennie) of Grand Coulee; three grandchildren; a brother in Davenport, and two half-brothers, one in Florida and one in Ohio.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon (today) at 1:30 from the Davenport Methodist church with the Rev Earl Poindexter, minister in charge. Pall bearers will be Clyde Warwick, C W Gilstrap, both of Bluestem; and Wm Kirkwood, Chas McKinnon and Oscar and Tom Olson of Davenport. When a young man, Mr VanSkiver worked for the Senior Mr Olson, father of Oscar and Tom. Interment will be in the Davenport Cemetery.” (Citizen: 7-19-1940)  “John VanSkiver. Dated: July 16, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “John VanSkiver. Died: 7-16-1940. Birth: 10-15-1869, OH. Spouse: Jennie A VanSkiver. Father: Frank VanSkiver. Mother: _ Caldwell. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Vohwinkel, Henriette:  (1836-1914); d. 4-19-1914;  “Mrs Henrietta Vohwinkle was born Oct 12, 1836, in Berscheid, Germany. In 1864 she was united with Karl Breidenbach in marriage. Three children were born to this union. Mr Breidenbach fell in the war of 1870.  In 1876 the widow was united in marriage with P E Vohwinkle, and three children were also born to this union. After four years of married life, her second husband died, in 1881. In 1892 the widow came to this country and settled in Washington near Rocklyn. Suffering a paralytic stroke last summer, she was helpless to the end, which occurred last Sunday, April 19, 1914, in her son’s home, Emil Vohwinkle, where she made her home for the past 17 years. One daughter in Germany, Karl Breidenbach in Los Angeles, CA, Mrs H Kucks and Emil Vohwinkle near Rocklyn are the children who remain to mourn the loss of their mother. Services were conducted at the home Tuesday at 10 a.m. by A F Hilmer and Rev Hopf, interment being made in the Lutheran Cemetery near Davenport, Rev Hopf officiating there.” (Davenport Times: 23 Apr 1914) Edit: Henrietta Vohwinkle was born 12 Oct 1836 to Gottlieb Bursch and Mary K Shaffer Bursch in Berscheid, Germany. Of her early life nothing else was known locally. In 1864 she married Karl Breidenbach and three children were born to them prior to his death in 1870. Karl Bradenbach Jr was a member at Zion Methodist for a period of time prior to his removal to California. In 1876, Henrietta married P E Vohwinkel and three children were born (two being, Edith Vohwinkle Kucks and Emil Vohwinkle). In 1881 Mr Vohwinkle died leaving Henrietta with six children. In 1892 she emigrated from Germany directly to the Zion district; however there is no known relationship to the Bursch family which preceded her to Zion. Her son, Emil, filed his homestead in Sec 10 Twp 24 R 36 with a purchase date of July 1, 1901; this is the same section in which August Bursch had his homestead. (August Bursch was born 16 Sept 1831; Henrietta was born 12 Oct 1836.) In 1897 Henrietta wrote her will in which her attitude toward God is manifest: “In the name of the benevolent Father of all...” Four of her six children survived her, those being: Charles Bradenbach of CA, Mrs Caroline Richter of Germany, Mrs Edith Kucks of Rocklyn, and Emil Vohwinkel at their home. “Henrietta Vohwinkel.  Birth: 10-12-1836, Germany. Widow. Cause of death: apoplexy. Father: Gottlieb Bursch; Mother: Mary K Shaffer. Informant: Mr Emil Vohwinkel, son. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death certificate);


Voitle, Laura M: (1868-1904); d. 1-14-1904;  “Laura M Voitle. #232. Died: Jan 14, 1904, at Davenport. Aged: 55 yrs.” (Lincoln County Auditor death ledger);


VonDollen, Ferd:  (1890-1989);  “Ferd VonDollen of Davenport died Jan 26, 1989. He was 98. Mr VonDollen was born August 24, 1890 near Hamburg, Germany. He came to Washington State in 1912 and farmed in the Rocklyn area until 1917. He worked for the Davenport Independent Telephone Company for 10 years and then for WWP from about 1922 to 1932. Following that he also farmed.  Mr VonDollen had been a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society. He was a past member of the IOOF Lodge and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. In 1980 he was selected to be grand marshal of the Davenport Pioneer Days parade.  Survivors include numerous great nephews and nieces. Services were held Jan 31 in the Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor David Daugs officiated. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 2-04-1989); 


VonDollen, Katherine:  (1889-1973);  “Services were held Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church for Katherine VonDollen, who died June 13, 1973.  Mrs (Von)Dollen, born in Germany in 1889, is survived by her husband, Ferd; one brother, Harry Schmauch, Davenport ; two sisters, Luise Warmbold, Peekskill , NY ; and Marie Wilke, Spokane, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church . The Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated at the service, for which Dean Leipham, Don Oehlwein, Herbert Oehlwein, Darrel Leipham, Louie Oehlwein and Crayton Guhlke served as pall bearers.” (Davenport Times:  6-20-1973);  “Katherine (Kate) VonDollen.—Her home, Davenport, WA. She is survived by her husband, Ferd, at the home; one brother, Harry Schmauch, of Davenport; 2 sisters, Mrs Maria Wilke of Spokane; Mrs Luise Warmbold of Peekskill, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. from the Christ Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA. Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)  


VonDollen, Margaret:  (1891-1957);  “Margaret VonDollen. Died: 9-19-1957. A generous and worthy patron of the church.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger by J A Christensen); 



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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