Edwall Cemetery Obituaries


                                                                       Submitted by Marge Womach





Page J through L


See page A for cemetery information


(Jans surname: see Edwall Catholic Cemetery) Cecilia Hanlon Jans d. 3-25-1997


Jans, Anna  (1874-1971; shared stone with Rev Carl)  “Funeral services for Anna M Jans, 97, Edwall, WA, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Edwall United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Edwall Cemetery.  Mrs Jans, an Edwall pioneer, died Wednesday in a local nursing home, where she had resided since 1962. Born on Feb 5, 1874, in Iowa, Mrs Jans came to Washington as a child with her parents, Mr and Mrs Michael Mielke, on the first Northern Pacific train going to the Far West.  The Mielkes settled in the Sassin District, south of Edwall, where Mrs Jans grew up. In July 1892 she married the Rev Carl Jans. The Rev Mr Jans, a circuit rider for the German Methodist Church, died in 1950. Mrs Jans is survived by two daughters, Mrs Julia Foster and Mrs Sophie Miller, both of Spokane; four sons, Fred Jans, Edwall; Charles Jans, Spokane; Henry Jans, Sprague, WA; and Dr Detleff Jans, Cornelius, Oregon; five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: undated scrapbook) “Anna Jans (97).—Has been a resident of Spokane the last 10 years. Formerly from Edwall. Survived by her daughters, Mrs Leonard Foster of Spokane; Mrs Sophie K Miller, Spokane; four sons, Charles Jans, Spokane; Fred Jans, Edwall; Henry Jans, Sprague, WA; Dr Detleff Jans, Cornelius, OR; 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. A member of the Women’s Community club, Edwall; All United Methodist Church, Edwall; Gold Star Mothers of Edwall. Funeral Services Monday, Nov 29, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Edwall, the Rev Ray L Whitlow officiating. Interment, Edwall Cemetery, Smith Funeral Home, in care of arrangements.” (Spokesman: undated)Jans, Anna M:  “Anna M Jans. 1874-1971. Funeral Services Nov 29, 1971 at 2 p.m.  United Methodist Church. Edwall, Washington.  Pianist, Mrs Henry Jans.  Soloists: Mrs Louis Walker and Mrs Wm Botava. ‘Beyond the Sunset’ and ‘Lord’s Prayer’.  Bearers: Members of the family. Interment: Edwall Cemetery. Edwall, Washington.” (Funeral Program).


Jans, Rev Carl  (1861-1950; shared stone with Anna)  “Mrs Anna M Jans has asked that the will of her husband, Carl Jans, Sr, retired Edwall minister, who died Oct 4, be admitted to probate and she be named executrix. The estate, valued at $84,000 will go to the widow, four sons and two daughters.” (Citizen: 12-08-1950) “Carl Jans.  Died: 10-04-1950. Birth: 3-15-1861, Germany.  Married. Father: Frederick Jans.  Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)  “Carl Jans. Died: 10-05-1950. Code: MS SC265/2 page 171” (index, Bumgarner Funeral Home records archived at MAC in Spokane; record not viewed) “Carl Jans Sr, 89, resident of the Edwall community for 30 years, was found dead in his bed at his farm home early Wednesday morning of last week. Sheriff Frank C Rambo and Prosecuting Attorney Fred Campbell were called and decided no inquest was necessary as he had died from natural causes. A native of Hamburg, Germany, he was a retired minister and farmed near Edwall for many years. He is survived by his widow, two daughters and four sons.” (Citizen: 10-13-1950)


Jans, Charles: "Charles Jans passed away Jan 27 (1999). He was 99. Born in Tacoma, Charles graduated from Edwall High School in 1918 and then joined the US Naval Reserve. He went on to graduate from Wash. State College with a major in education and history, and a minor in physics and athletics in 1923. Mr Jans served as a principal in Harvey, ND, and a school supt. in Endicott, WA, Lapwai, ID, and Priest River, ID. Charles married Helen Larrabee in 1926, and ran Larrabee’s Hardware in Edwall for 15 years. He later ran a variety store in Spokane, and then moved to Lewiston, Idaho. He returned to Spokane in 1970. He is survived by one brother, Henry Jans of Sprague. Charles’ wife preceded him in death in 1989. Funeral for Mr Jans was held Friday last week at Riverside Mausoleum at Riverside Memorial Park. Private entombment followed." (Dav. Times: 2-04-1999)


Jans, Fred (added: d. 1993)  (1895-1993) “Fred Jans (age 98).—Longtime resident of Edwall, WA, died Aug 22, 1993 in Cheney, WA. Born in Salem, OR in 1895. Moved with his parents, Rev and Mrs Carl Jans to their farm in Edwall in 1906. Farmed until he joined the US Army in WW II. Served overseas with the Signal Corps in France and also as an interpreter until his discharge. Following Fred’s discharge, he and his brother, Henry, farmed together until Fred’s retirement to his home in Edwall. He was a member of Bren Meyer Post #184 in Sprague, WA and of the VFW. He was also a member of the Edwall Food and Friendship Club. Mr Jans is survived by his sister, Julia Foster of Spokane; two brothers, Charles Jans of Spokane, Henry Jans of Sprague, WA; three nieces, Janelle Stavig of Spokane, Kay Walker of Vancouver, WA, Marilyn Before of Great Falls, MT; two nephews, Kurt Miller of Mantica, CA, Don Jans of Coral Springs, FL. Preceded in death by a sister, Sophie Miller in 1978, two brothers, William Jans in 1918, Dr Detleff Jans in 1991. Graveside services Thursday, Aug 26, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA. Rev Gisela Taber, officiating. Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman: undated)


Jans, William M  (1897-1918) 


Jaschek, John C  (Aug 20, 1883-Mar 5, 1912) 


Jayne, Charles S  (Nov 17, 1834-Nov 10, 1922) 


Jayne, Mary Ann  (May 26, 1842-Jan 28, 1939)  “Mrs Mary Ann Jayne, who would have celebrated her 97th birthday in May, died Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ella Rinker, at Davenport, following a long illness. A native of Pennsylvania, she married Charles Jayne there and came west to Lincoln County in 1899, settling between Davenport and Edwall. They moved to Edwall six years later, and Mr Jayne died here in 1922. The year following, Mrs Jayne moved to Davenport. Survivors are her daughter, Mrs Rinker, a son, Wilson T Jayne, of Edwall; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Davenport, Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev T Earl Poindexter officiating. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery. Edwall persons attending the funeral of Mrs Mary Jayne in Davenport, Tuesday, included Mr and Mrs F F Wollenberg, Mr and Mrs Herman Koch, Rev and Mrs E M Filbert, Mr and Mrs Hale Simuson, Mrs John Moos, Walter Moos and Art Payne.” (Citizen: 2-03-1939, Edwall Column) “Mrs C S Jayne. d. 1939. Burial: Edwall.” (Edwall Methodist Ledger) “Mary Ann Jayne. Died: Jan 28, 1939. Code: MS SC265/1 page 8” (index, Bumgarner Funeral Home records archived at MAC in Spokane; record not viewed)


Jayne, Wilson T  (Dec 9, 1869-July 27, 1948)  “Wilson Jayne is recuperating at his farm home after a prolonged illness in a Spokane hospital.” (Citizen: 7-23-1948) “Rev Ralph M Walsh officiated at two funerals this week. The Wilson Jayne rites were held in the Edwall Methodist Church on Friday afternoon while the final services for Mrs Meta Hertel were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Bumgarner Funeral Home in Davenport, with interment in the Edwall Cemetery. A pioneer and former resident of this community was laid to rest last week in the Edwall Cemetery following services for Wilson Jayne in the Edwall Methodist Church, Friday afternoon. Pallbearers for Mr Jayne were six of his nine nephews. He is survived by his wife, nieces and nephews and many friends.” (Citizen: Aug 6, 1948)


Johnson, son of AC (added: d. 1912)  “The little baby boy, stillborn to Mr and Mrs A C Johnson Friday morning, was buried Saturday morning.” (Edwall Section, Harrington Citizen: June 28, 1912)  



Kempkin, Mildred B (1920 only; stone not viewed in last survey)


Kempken, Lawrence  (1915-1973)


Kennedy, Douglas  (May 15, 1860-Jan 25, 1905)  See also Lincoln County Probate File #770, filed about 1905 (file not previewed)“Douglas Kennedy died of pneumonia on Wednesday night at his home, six miles northwest of Edwall, aged about 41 years. He left a wife and five children. The funeral services were held in the local MES church at 11 AM yesterday. Mr Kennedy was one of the early settlers of this region, having come here about 20 years ago. He was well known by all of the old timers. He was ill only a week.—From the Edwall Press” (Citizen-Feb 3, 1905)


Kennedy, Francis R  (Sept 8, 1901-Jan 20, 1903; s/o Doug & Emma) 


Kennedy, Emma R  (1865-1948)  “Mrs Emma Kennedy, mother of Mrs Muriel McKee, passed away Monday. Mrs Kennedy, who was 79 years old, had resided in the Edwall area for many years. Funeral services were held Thursday from the Edwall Methodist church, under the direction of Bumgarner Funeral Home. Interment was in the Edwall Cemetery. An obituary will be published in next week’s Citizen.” (Citizen: 7-09-1948) “A host of relatives and friends attended the funeral services for Mrs Emma Kennedy, Thursday. Rev Filbert, former Edwall pastor, conducted the service under the direction of the Bumgarner Funeral Home.  Mrs Kennedy was a beloved pioneer of the community.” (Citizen: 7-16-1948) “Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Smith Funeral Home in Spokane, for Mrs Luella Plaster, a sister of Mrs Emma Kennedy who passed away July 5. The Rev Louis Buckley officiated and burial was at Riverside Park Cemetery, Spokane. Born in New Londao, Iowa, May 29, 1867, she came west with her parents when she was 16. She was married to Albert C Plaster in 1888. She was a member of Starlight Eastern Star chapter and the auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Two sons, Roy and Edward Plaster of Reardan, seven grandchildren, one great grandson, and three sisters survive.” (Sister of Mrs Kennedy Follows her in Death: Citizen: 7-23-1948) “Emma Kennedy. Died: July 5, 1948. Code: MS SC265/2 page 92.” (index, Bumgarner Funeral Home records archived at MAC in Spokane; record not viewed)


Kienholz, Cordelia Myrtle  (Apr 21, 1897-Apr 9, 1902; d/o EE & Anna)


Kienholz, George (added: d. 1913)  “George, the seven months old baby of Mr and Mrs E E Kienholz, died Saturday morning, March 8th and was buried Sunday morning the 2nd inst, the funeral being held from the German ME church. The little one contracted pneumonia last fall and never seemed to fully recover. It took the gripp and was unable to withstand the effects. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of their many friends.” (Citizen: Edwall Section: March 14, 1913) “The infant child of Mr and Mrs E E Kienholz is sick with pneumonia.” (Nov 1, 1912 of Harrington Citizen) 


Kimble, Mary (see Menkel)


Kishbach, Mary: “Mrs Mary Kishbach, wife of Howard Kishbach, died Saturday about midnight. She was 26 years of age, had been married only five years. Besides her husband, she leaves three children, the eldest three years and the youngest a babe of only three days. The funeral services conducted by Mrs Patch, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Pleasant Valley school house and interment was made in the Edwall Cemetery. Her father, Mr Pollner, was present at the funeral.” (Citizen: Sept 27, 1912) 


Klein, L Eugene  (1925-1931)  “Eugene, the six year old son of Mr and Mrs L C died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Saturday night after a short illness. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Veral Klien, grandparents, Mr and Mrs J J Klein of Edwall, and Mr and Mrs R D Streyffeler of Medford, OR. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev D W Raines officiating. Interment in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen: 8-28-1931)


Klein, Linas C  (1896-1970; “father”)  Linas Klein was a son of Jacob Klein and his wife Emma Rux, born on March 27, 1896. Linas and Willah farmed the home place for many years and moved to Edwall on retirement, where Linas died in 1970. Their sons were: Eugene L (1925-1931)Veral (1929), and Dwaine (1935).Klein, Linas C  (1896-1970; “father”); “Linas C Klein.—His home, Edwall , WA . Husband of Willah Klein, at the home; father of Veral Klein and Dwaine Klein, both of Edwall; grandfather of Yvonne Cynthia, Patricia, Keith and Karen Klein, all of Edwall; brother of Mrs Esther Buob, Sprague, WA, Mrs Lillian Plankenhorn, Yakima, WA, Albert Klein, Edwall; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a board member of Davenport Assembly of God Church and a member of Edwall Lion’s Club, Edwall School board, Board of Edwall Grain Growers Assoc., for 26 years. Phi Beta Kappa. A lifetime resident of Edwall. Funeral services Wednesday, Aug 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Church, W828 Indiana, Spokane, WA. The Rev Robert Raygor and the Rev Luther Plankenhorn, officiating. Burial service Wednesday, Aug 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Edwall, WA, Cemetery. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 8-14-1970)


Klein, Willah G (added: d. 1994)  (1889-1994) “Willah G Streyffeler was the daughter of the Rev Rudolph D Streyffeler and his wife Hattie. For many years Rudolph Streyffeler was a circuit riding Evangelical minister.


Knoll, Elizabeth Polenske  (1898-1934)  “Mrs Elizabeth Knowles. White. Born: Sprague, WA. Order Dated: June 24, 1934. Wife of Rev F M Knowles. Funeral: June 24, 1934. Residence: Yakima. Funeral: Edwall at 2 p.m. Death: June 21, 1934. Cause of death: Appendectomy Operation. Occupation: housewife. Married. Protestant. Age: 35 years. Father: E Polenski.” (Sprague Mortuary Ledger; no further data) “Mrs F M Knoll of Tieton, Washington, died Thursday evening of last week following an operation for acute appendicitis with which she was suddenly stricken. She survived the shock of the operation for a time but finally succumbed. She is survived by her husband, Rev F M Knoll, pastor at one time of the Harrington Evangelical Church; a daughter, Vivian, and a son, Robert. Burial was at Edwall Sunday afternoon.” (Citizen: 29 June 1934) “Following Elizabeth’s death, their Aunt Letha Knoll became a second mother to the children until their father married Marie Dehne, a widow from MN.” (The Polenske Family History) “Funeral services were held here Sunday for Mrs Elizabeth Knoll of Yakima who passed away Thursday following an appendicitis operation. Mrs Knoll is survived by her husband and two children of Yakima; her parents, Mr and Mrs Emil Polenski of Edwall, one sister, Mrs A C Klein of Edwall; and three brothers, Albert of Yakima; Oscar and Elmer of Edwall. Rev Brockmiller of Spokane officiated at the services and burial was in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen: Edwall Column: 6-29-1934)


Koch, Herman  (Apr 19, 1863-Sept 28, 1955; “father” shared stone) “Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spokane for Herman Koch, 92 year old Edwall pioneer, who died following a short illness. he had been a resident of Lincoln County for 54 years. Born in 1863 in Germany, he came to the US in 1883 with his parents, the trip taking 18 days aboard ship. They resided in the midwest before coming to Washington. He bought the Copenhaver farm near Edwall in 1901. He resided there until 1922 when he turned the farm over to a son, Alvin, and retired to Edwall. His first wife died in 1925 and he was married in 1932 to Mrs Sophia Merkel. He was a member of the Edwall Methodist church and Waukon Grange. The Rev C J Hall officiated at the service. Interment was at the Edwall Cemetery. The casket bearers were all grandsons. Survivors are: widow, Mrs Sophia Koch, at the home. Father of Mrs Ralph Hemry, Brady, MT; Mrs Will Moos, Edwall, WA; Mrs Albert Zellmer, Davenport, WA; Alvin Koch, Edwall, WA.  Grandfather of: Mrs Mary Jean Tichenal, Edwall, WA; Mrs Irma Chevalier, Forestown, MN; Mrs Gladys Hjartarson, Cut Bank, MT; Harold Hemry, Brady, MT; Willard Zellmer, Davenport, WA; Vern Zellmer, Everett, WA; Richard Zellmer, Davenport, WA; Howard Moos and Lester Moos, both of Edwall, WA; 15 great grandchildren.” (a Davenport paper, undated)  (Lincoln Co probate notes on file #5755; will dated 19 Oct 1940; Died 28 Sept 1955 in Spokane, age 92, resided Edwall;  Pet = Sophia Koch and Alvin Koch;  Heirs: Sophia, surviving spouse, 78, Edwall; Esther Hemry, dau, 66, Brady, MT; Clara Moos, dau, 61, Edwall; Irma Zellmer, dau, 59, Davenport; Alvin Koch, son, 56, Edwall.)  


Koch, Hope Cyrus  (d. Oct 13, 1900; aged 19 days)  “Hop Koch.  Died: Oct 13, 1900, at Edwall.” (Lincoln County Auditor Certificate #122)


Koch, Rosa  (1863-1925; w/o Herman; shared stone w/Herman)  “Mrs Herman Koch of Edwall died in Spokane Saturday night after three weeks illness. Mrs Koch was operated on Thursday and failed to rally after the operation.” (Citizen: 30 Jan 1925)  “Rose Koch. Died: Jan 1925.” (Edwall Methodist Ledger)


Koegler, Charles J  (1879-1952)  Charles was the eldest child of Fred and Katie Rufer Koegler, born in the Midwest, and came to the Big Bend in 1891. (See History of Big Bend, 1904, page 453-4)


Koegler, Emma F (added) “Emma F Koegler. Age 100.—Passed away June 27, 1986 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Edwall, WA. Survived by two sons, Allen C Koegler, Colbert, WA; M J (Joe) Koegler, Davenport, WA; one daughter, Bertha Rux, Reardan, WA; one grandson, Robert H Rux; four great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Bluestem Grange. Lifetime resident of Edwall, WA and a Washington State Certified Pioneer. Funeral service Wednesday, July 2, 1986 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Pastor Glenn Patterson officiating. Interment Edwall Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: undated)  “Emma Frieda Koegler.  Died: 6-27-1986, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Charles J Koegler.  Father: Ernst Frederick Schoepflin. Mother: Katherine Rosena Shamberger. Buried: Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)


Koegler, Myrtle  (1907-1908) 


Koegler, Katie Rufer      (Jan 7, 1847-Jan 27, 1907; w/o Fred)  “Mrs Fred Koegler, wife of Fred Koegler, owner of the Edwall Feed & Wood Yard, died Saturday evening, Jan 25th. She had been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach for several years.” (LCT: Feb 8, 1907) See also Lincoln County Probate File #954, filed about 1907 (file not previewed). Katie married Fred Koegler in Bureau County, Illinois, in 1875.  After several moves, they came to Lincoln County in 1891 and bought more than 500 acres of land four miles southwest of Edwall. Fred and Katie had eight children: Charles, Harry, Amelia (deceased before 1904), Emma, Lillian, Fred, Albert and William. In 1904 they were members of the Seventh Day Adventists Church. (Source: History of Big Bend, 1904, item John F J Koegler, page 453-4)


Koegler, Harry  (1880-1966)  See also History of Big Bend, page 453-4. Harry was a son to Katie Rufer and Fred Koegler.


Krosel, John  (1873-1917) 




Lahey, Mike  (added: d. June 1902)  “Mike Lahey was an Irishman, about 26 years old, and had an aunt living in Edwall, to which place the body was shipped on Saturday morning for burial.” and “ Mr Lahey, who was accidentally run over by a work train near Odessa, was buried here Monday. Mr Lahey was about 24 years old and the only support of an aged mother.” (Citizen: Edwall Column: 6-13-1902) “Mike Lahey, a young man 26 years old, employed as brakeman on the construction train on the Great Northern railroad, fell between two cars while the train was in motion, between Harrington and Edwall, was run over and instantly killed last Friday.  The train was composed of a lot of flat cars, and as Lahey was crossing from one car to the other the plank or cross-board was not properly connected between two of them, and when he stepped on to it he was thrown under the wheels, tow or three cars passing over him, mutilating his body in bad shape. Dr Moore, the coroner, and Sheriff Gardner were immediately notified, and held an inquest, the jury bringing in a verdict of accidental death.  Mr Lahey was a single man, and it is said has an aunt living near Edwall; but little more was known about him.” (LCT: 6-10-1902)


Lambirth, Josie  (1892-1956; “mother”; shared stone w/CL) 


Lambirth, C L “Roy  (1888-1958; “father”; shared stone w/ Josie)


Larrabee, Frank:  “This community was again saddened by the death of one of our prominent citizens, Frank Larrabee, who passed away Sunday morning, July 18 in a Spokane hospital. Mr Larrabee was owner and manager of the F T Larrabee Hardware company for the past fifty years. He was well known throughout this region and had a wide circle of friends. He is survived by his wife, Jessie, one daughter, Helen Jans, and a sister at Chelan, Mrs Blanch Sines. Funeral arrangements had not been arranged at the time of this writing.” (Citizen: 7-23-1948)


Leipham, Mrs P:  “Mrs P Leipham died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs James Elliott. She came to visit her daughter and took the flu. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this writing.” (Citizen: 3-05-1920)


Lumpp, Jacob F  (1851-1939; shared stone w/ Addie)  “Jacob Lumpp, a resident of Washington and Idaho for nearly 70 years, died Saturday at a Spokane hospital where he had been confined for the last eight weeks. Mr Lumpp was born in Shelbyville, IL, in 1851 and came to Salmon River mines of Idaho in 1872, where he operated a large pack train from Salmon City in conjunction with an older brother, who had preceded him west. In 1878 he moved to Walla Walla and later to Dayton, where he was employed by William Jasper, one of the leading stockmen of that district. He and Addie M DeSpain were married in 1889 and moved to what is now Lincoln County, taking up a ranch near the present site of Edwall. They erected a fine home on the property and it continued as their home for 58 years. Mrs Lumpp passed away in July, 1938, and since that time  Mr Lumpp had made his home with his daughter, Mrs Lee Jasper, and her husband at Davenport. They made their home in Spokane from Aug 1937 until the time of Mrs Lumpp’s passing. The celebrated many anniversaries together, and in later years these were marked with public recognition. Funeral services were conducted for Mr Lumpp at the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane Monday, Dr U F Hawk officiating. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery. Pall bearers were F T Larrabee, A G Springer, C H Cole, F A Hanlon, O S Brown and J W McDonald. Mr Lumpp is survived by his daughter, Mrs Jasper, and a granddaughter, Miss Marjorie Hoysager. Mr and Mrs Lumpp were familiarly known as Aunt Addie and Uncle Jake to old and young alike in the Edwall district. Their kindness and generosity had won them a wide circle of friends.” (Citizen: 12-01-1939)  See also The History of the Big Bend, 1904:  Jacob Lumpp was born June 25, 1851 in Shelby Co, IL to Jacob Lumpp and Charlotte Freyburger Lumpp. They had six children. Jacob married Addie M DeSpain on April 18, 1880. In 1891 they lost their 7 yr old son, and in the fall of 1892 his house burned down. In 1904 they reported three children: Lottie Mae, wife of O J Reddy; William J, who died Dec 23, 1891; and Dora Bell, age 15 at that time. The family appears on the 1885 Lincoln Co census, Jacob, Addie, Lottie and Wm.  “Honoring the 88th birthday of her father, Jacob Lumpp, pioneer of this county, Mrs Lee Jasper of Davenport entertained some of his old friends at dinner, Monday. Mr Lumpp came to Washington Territory in 1879 and to Edwall 59 years ago, living there until recent years when he went to Davenport to live with his daughter.” (6-30-1939)


Lumpp, Addie M DeSpain  (1864-1938; shared stone w/Jacob F) d. July 1938 Addie was born in Linn Co, Oregon, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hardesty) DeSpain. She was the sister of B J DeSpain. “Mrs Jacob Lumpp (Addie), 74 years old, died at her home in Spokane and burial was in the Edwall Cemetery Wednesday, following funeral services at Hazen & Jaegers in Spokane. On July 3 a family dinner was celebrated in honor of Mr Lumpp’s 87th birthday.  Mrs Lumpp was born in Cloverdale, Oregon and was one of the early pioneers of Washington. She was married to Jacob Lumpp at Dayton in 1880. Mr Lumpp had settled at Walla Walla in 1872. The couple moved to the vicinity of Edwall following their marriage. At that time there were but two or three families at Edwall.  A survivor of the Indian wars, Mrs Lumpp made a trip to Arizona from Oregon for her father’s health when she was a child of 7, riding across the deserts and mountains on horseback.  The Lumpps continued living on their Edwall farm until last August when they moved to Spokane. They also spent some time with their daughter, Mrs Lee Jasper, at Davenport.  Surviving Mrs Lumpp are her widower, daughter, Mrs Lottie Jasper, and granddaughter, Marjorie Hoysager of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.” (Citizen: 7-15-1938)


Lumpp, Willie J  (d. Jan 23, 1891, aged 7 yr 1 mo; s/o Jacob & Addie) The death of William J Lumpp was not recorded in the Lincoln Co Auditor’s ledger. The death is mentioned in the History of Big Bend, 1904, in which he was shown to be one of three children born to Jacob F and Addie Lumpp. The Dec 23rd death date in that text is nearly a year discrepancy from the date on the tombstone, a not uncommon occurrence with that text. 



 Edwall Cemetery Death Records, Edwall, Washington submitted 

to the WAGenWeb  February, 2006 by Marge Womach

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