Edwall AREA OBITuaries

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Davins, Elizabeth:   “Elizabeth Davins, wife of P B Davins, and eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Christ Kintschi, died at the home of her parents, eight miles southwest of Edwall, March 4, 1907. Mrs Davins suffered of asthma during the greater part of her life, which finally terminated in tuberculosis causing her death at the age of only 22 years. She bore all her suffering patiently and with Christian fortitude, having blessed assurance that she was going to the Heavenly home where sin, suffering and sorrow are banished forever. Only fourteen months ago she was united in marriage to her now sorrowing husband. The funeral services were held in the Evangelical church at Sassin, Rev Koch, of Davenport preaching in English and German. The attendance was very large, the church being much too small to admit the people.” (Davenport Tribune-Mar 14, 1907)

Davis, Dan:  “The body of Mr Dan Davis, accompanied by his son, arrived here Tuesday from Montana, for burial. ‘Uncle Dan’ as he was familiarly known here when he was our resident shoemaker, had been residing upon a homestead in Montana. He is survived by one son and two daughters.” (Citizen, Friday, Sept 13, 1912)

DeChenne, grandma: (quite ill in Citizen of May 31, 1912)

Deeg, Chris: (Lincoln Co probate notes; file #683; complicated probate with contests; Died 7 June 1907; Pet by brother Paul to be Adm., denied, not US Citizen; Heirs at Law: Margaret Deeg, 61, sis, Sorento, IL; Paul Deeg, brother, 50, Edwall; Martin Deeg, brother, 48, Owatouna, MN; John Deeg, brother, 67, unknown location. File contains discrepancies.)

Depew, Isaac:  “Mr Isaac Depew died at his home near Edwall, in Lincoln County, Wash, on Oct 12, 1894, aged 76 years 9 months. Mr Depew was born in New York State, and has been a resident of Lincoln County for the last 12 years, he having made his home with his daughter and her husband, Mr John Logan and wife. The deceased has been in poor health for some time, being badly afflicted with asthma and dropsy. He was buried the 13th at Rockdale cemetery.  (Oct 26, 1894-LCT)

DeSpain, Benjamin J: “Benjamin J DeSpain, aged 52 years, a pioneer, died at his home near here today. He was born at Cloverdale, Lane County, Oregon, July 6, 1862, and came here in 1886. Mr DeSpain is survived by his widow, Mrs Mattie DeSpain, and four children: Elmer, Verne, Della and Elva, all of whom resided with him at the time of his death. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs John D Lile, of Prosser, WA, and three sisters, Mrs Jacob Lump, Edwall, WA; Mrs Frank Lile, Culdesac, Idaho; and Mrs Jas Justice, Grand Forks, BC.” (Citizen-Dec 11, 1914-Edwall Column) “Mr and Mrs B J DeSpain returned home last week. Mr DeSpain is very low with Bright’s disease. His daughter, Miss Della, who was attending the Cheney Normal, and son Vernie who was spending the winter in Seattle, were called home Friday. A cousin of Mr DeSpain is here.” (Citizen-Dec 11, 1914-Edwall Column)

Devenish, Chris:  “Chris Devenish, pioneer of the Edwall community, passed away at his home in Colville, June 3. Funeral services were held in Colville on Wednesday, followed by cremation. He is survived by his wife at the home. Among those attending the services from here were Mr and Mrs Lloyd Thorpe, Mr and Mrs George Thorp, Mr and Mrs Earl Black and Mr and Mrs Earl Black and A R Thorpe.” (Citizen-June 14, 1940)

Devenish, Helen:  “Death from Staphyliciccus septecemia, while undergoing an operation for an abscess on the calf of her leg, came suddenly to Miss Helen Dorothy Devenish, Monday at the Medical-Dental building surgery. The only child of Mr and Mrs Carl E Devenish of Edwall, she was born 27 years ago in Edwall, where she was graduated from the high school. In 1935 and 1937 she served as secretary to her father, who is a member of the lower house of the legislature.  At the time of her death, she had been employed by the state social security department in the Realty building. Though she had been in the hospital three weeks, her condition was improving when her sudden passing came as a shock to all. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. The Very Reverend Charles E McAllister officiated. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Sympathy is extended to the grief-stricken parents in their loss.” (Citizen-Dec 8, 1939) 

Devenish, Norma Marie: “Norma Marie Devenish was born June 28, 1911 at Edwall, and died June 18, 1913 at St Luke’s hospital in Spokane following an operation for adenoids. The little one was laid to rest Friday, June 20 in the   Edwall Cemetery following services at the home at 2 o’clock, Rev J M Hermann conducting the services. She was the beloved daughter of Mr and Mrs H S Devenish and the banks of beautiful flowers attested the love manifested in the home and neighborhood for the little child. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of their friends in their sad bereavement.”  (Citizen-June 27, 1913)  


Edwall, Erik: (Lincoln Co probate #162 notes;   filed Jan 11, 1892 & 10-08-1891;

Died 8 June 1891 in Lincoln Co; Brother to Peter Edwall; file contains will; PO address was Sassin.) 

Edwall, Peter: “Peter Edwall, the man for whom this town was named, and who was for many years a resident of this place, as well as a heavy property owner, died at his home in Spokane Sunday, Jan 7, 1912, and was buried in the Edwall Cemetery, Wednesday...” (obit in Jan 12, 1912 Citizen)


Fawcett, Zebulen P: “…The other funeral was that of Zebulen P Fawcett, a boy 16 years old, but who unfortunately had been a cripple since childhood. He made his home with Mrs C Porter, southeast of Harrington.” (Citizen-Apr 20, 1906 “Two funerals in Edwall”) “Zebbie Faucet, who died at Harrington on April 12th, was buried at Edwall on the 15th, the funeral services being held at the ME church, south, at 2 p.m., Rev J D Lewellyn conducting the same. Deceased was 17 years of age and for nine years had been an invalid.” (LCT of Apr 20, 1906)

Faulkner, Cora Fritsch:  “Mr and Mrs O Fritsch received a letter, Friday, from Hong Kong, China, conveying the sad news of the death of their daughter, Mrs Cora Faulkner. Cora Fritsch Faulkner was born Dec 23, 1888 near Edwall and departed this life on Dec 7, 1912. She was married to Homer L Faulkner, a foreign missionary from this country, Feb 6, 1912. She was converted to Christ when about 16 years of age. Soon after that she decided to become a missionary to the foreign lands. About 5 years ago she went to Hong Kong, China, and began her labors about 100 miles from that large Chinese city.  She and her husband were expecting soon to return to her home land for a visit, but on Thanksgiving Day she was prostrated with an attack of malignant fever and lived but eight days. Her life was so full of promise that we cannot understand the ways of Providence. She leaves a sorrowing husband, a father and mother, an aged grandfather and grandmother, two sisters and three brothers besides a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn her death.”  (Citizen-_ ___ 1912) 

Fisher, W H:  “Despondency over ill health is believed to be the motive for W H Fisher committing suicide here at his home Thursday evening by shooting himself thru the mouth. He was rushed to the Sacred Heart hospital but died early Friday morning. Mr Fisher was a pioneer of Edwall having lived here 22 years. He was manager of the lumber company and of the Seattle Grain Co.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Hazen Jaeger Chapel in Spokane and burial in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen-May 31, 1929) 


Galladay, Homer A: “Homer A Galladay, age 47, died at Sacred Heart hospital Saturday morning. He had the influenza last winter from which he never fully recovered. He made his home here with his sister, Mrs Frances Tubbs. A brother, Isaac, and his sister survive him. The body was brought to Edwall Monday. Funeral services were conducted at the ME church at 2 p.m. by Rev Daniel and burial occurred in the Edwall Cemetery. (Citizen-Aug 15, 1919)

Gehrke, Edward Carl:  “Edward Carl Gehrke was born Feb 7, 1853 in Germany. During the last year his health had been failing. The real cause of his sickness was not known until a few weeks ago. On Dec 4th he submitted to an operation for cancer, which had advanced to such a stage that the operation was not a success; neither did  he recover from the same. On Dec 11th, quietly, with a prayer on his lips, he passed away to his reward. At the age of 3 ½ years he came to America with his parents and settled near Maine, Wisconsin. When he was twelve years old he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and at fifteen gave his heart to Christ and remained a faithful follower until he passed from our midst. Soon after his conversion he was assigned a class in Sunday school and a few days before his operation said ‘good-bye’ to a class of young men which he taught in the Edwall Sunday School. In April, 1874, Mr Gehrke was united in marriage with Ottillo Diening, the beloved wife he has left behind. Soon after their marriage Mr and Mrs Gehrke left Wisconsin for Seward County, Nebraska, where they made their home for 29 years. During this time the Lord blessed this happy union with fourteen children, three of whom went on ahead of the father. Rev Chas Ott, presiding elder in Nebraska at that time, recognized in Mr G. a man of good Christian character, and ability; and gave him, on consent as the quarterly conference, a local preacher’s license. This office he held at the time of his departure. He was also for many years Sunday School superintendent at both places, Seward, NE, and Edwall, WA.  His memory was good and he was well versed in the Bible and could readily quote Scripture to support that which he had to say; therefore his message could be received as God’s message.  About eleven years ago Mr Gehrke, with his family, moved to Edwall, Wash, where he has been as successful a farmer as he was in Nebraska. As a citizen he always endeavored to do what he could for the community. At the time of his departure he was a member of the Edwall school board. In this office he cooperated with the other members in making the Edwall school a desirable place to educate children. In selecting teachers he was much concerned in selecting teachers with good character. He was also loyal to his God and the church as official, member and Sunday School teacher. His place will be hard to fill, but we will not complain; the Lord has taken him and He will take care of his cause. The deceased leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, seven sons and three daughters (all present at the funeral.) Also 16 grandchildren, one brother and three sisters, besides many other relatives. The funeral service with a very large attendance took place in the German ME church, and was conducted by the pastor, J M Herrmann, assisted by Rev C A Wentsch of Spokane. Rev Herrmann took for his test II Peter 1:11, 14, 15, ‘I must put off this my tabernacle—my decease—for so an entrance shall be ministered.’ A large circle of friends sympathize with the afflicted ones, and wish them a happy reunion in the home above where there will be no parting.” (Citizen-Dec 19, 1913)

Gill, Christy Ann:  “After a residence of more than 30 years in the Inland Empire, Mrs Christy Ann Gill, age 92, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs Margaret Plough, W 1713 Mallon Avenue, Spokane. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from Turnbull’s. The Rev W W Edmondson officiated, assisted by the rev J H Shields. Mrs Gill was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, July 6, 1832. In 1862 she married John J Gill at Eagle River, Mich.  In 1871 they moved to Duluth, Minn, and in 1893 came west and settled in Edwall where Mr Gill started the first general store. Mr Gill died here in 1917.; Mrs Gill, who had made her home in Spokane since about 1907, was a member of the Presbyterian church 74 years, and had no other club or lodge affiliations. Surviving her are her daughter, Mrs Plough, J Ira Gill of Spokane, Henry T Gill of Boise, Idaho, five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. (Citizen-Jan 30, 1925)

Gill, John J: “John J Gill died early yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs Margaret Gill Plough, W1713 Mallon Avenue, where he and Mrs Gill have been living for several years. Mr Gill was born at Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada, July 15, 1836. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs Christy Ann Gill; his daughter, Mrs Plough; two sons, Henry T Gill of Boise, Idaho, and J Ira Gill of Kellogg, Idaho, five grand-children and four great grandchildren. The funeral will be held from Mrs Plough’s residence, Friday, Nov 16 at 2 p.m.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Mr Gill went to Michigan in 1857 and moved to Edwall, Wash., in 1893, where he started the first general store in that town. Five years ago Mr and Mrs Gill celebrated their golden wedding in Spokane. It was the occasion of a large reunion of the family and old-time friends.” (Citizen-Nov 23, 1917)

Greene, Frank J:  “Frank J Greene, 44, Spokane, died Feb 6, in Tacoma. He was traveling passenger agent for the Northern Pacific. Surviving him are his widow, one son, mother, one brother, and uncle, Pat Maugher, of Edwall. Funeral services were held Thursday at 9 a.m. from St Augustine’s Church, Very Rev W J Condon officiating. Burial was in Fairmont Cemetery.” (Citizen: 2-09-1934; Edwall Column)

Green, Robert:  “Robert Green passed away April 12 and his funeral was Monday, April 16 in the United Methodist Church in Bothell, WA. His niece, the Rev Bonnie Warren, conducted the service.  Bob attended Grade and High School in Edwall and graduated from Eastern at Cheney. He taught school at Easton and  Cle Elum where he met and married Beatrice Bolton. They moved to Bothell in the early 1940’s where he was coach of all the athletic events. The last 14 years he was Drivers’ Ed instructor and taught more than 2000 kids how to drive. He taught at Bothell about 40 years.  He is survived by Beatrice Green, two daughters, Joyce and Carol, 3 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and 7 surviving sisters. We know Rhoda Williams, Dorothy Monk Jacobson, and Ruth Duenwald, who have lived in Edwall. About 50 relatives and many friends packed the church at the funeral.” (Dav. Times: 4-26-1990)

Guhlke, Delton Wm: “Delton Wm Guhlke. Born: June 11, 1922, Ritzville, WA. Died: 7-09-1998, at Spokane. Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Memorial Service: 7-13-1998.” (Funeral Program)

Guhlke, Elmer:  “Elmer Guhlke, son of Mr and Mrs A Guhlke of Edwall, passed away at the St Maries, Idaho, hospital, Friday, Sept 14, from injuries he sustained when he was kicked by a horse that morning. He was preparing to move his thresher outfit from his brother Albert Jr’s place, back home, when without warning the animal struck with both hind feet, hitting Elmer in the head. Albert Guhlke Jr took him to the hospital, where six and a half hours later, without gaining consciousness, he died.  Elmer was born Apr 21, 1898, at Edwall, where he was reared and attended the schools. He farmed for a time near Lamona, and six years ago purchased this place at Emida, 25 miles from St Maries.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept 18, from the Wessa Funeral Home at St Maries and burial was in the St Maries Cemetery.  Surviving Mr Guhlke are his wife and four daughters, Dora Jean, Clarice Mae, Shirley Ann and Delores Dianne, at the home at Emida; his parents at Edwall; two brothers, Henry Guhlke at Edwall and Albert Jr; and one sister, Mrs Paul Jahn (Louella Guhlke) of Davenport. Those from this vicinity who attended the funeral services were Mr and Mrs A Guhlke, Mr and Mrs Henry Guhlke, of Edwall; Mr and Mrs Paul Jahn, Davenport; Mr and Mrs George Thorpe, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Thorpe, Mrs Rich Peterson, Mr and Mrs Ade Unbewust, Edwall’ Mr and Mrs William Guhlke, Herb Guhlke, Davenport; and Mr and Mrs J A Reimer of Colton. Mrs Reimer is a sister of Mrs Elmer Guhlke. The Elmer Guhlke’s lost their home and household goods when fire destroyed the place May 8th.  Albert Guhlke, Jr, has been ill with blood poisoning, and only recently was released from the St Maries hospital.” (Citizen-Oct 5, 1945)

Guhlke, Freda E:  “Funeral services were held Thursday in Davenport for Freda E Guhlke, who died Dec 29.  The Rev James Doak officiated and music was provided by Gale Ferguson, Dixie Guhlke, Glenna Zwainz and Sarah Jane Johnson.  Mrs Guhlke was buried at Mountain View Cemetery.  Pall bearers included Carl Olson, Simon Reinbold, Olin James, Edward Geissler, Rasch Paulson and Elmer Owens, honorary, and Thell Borck, James Rinker, Roy Overmyer, Earl Johnson, Robert Simpson, and Clarence Overmyer, active. Mrs Guhlke, who was born at Rocklyn in 1900 to Emil and Elizabeth (Bargman) Zellmer, married William Guhlke in 1921 in Ritzville. They moved to their farm home south of Davenport in 1922. They also purchased the Logsdon farm north of Davenport in 1943. Survivors include her husband and four children, Ruth Rogers, Bothell; Joanne Heimbigner, Spokane; Marilyn Boleneus, Reardan; and Delton Guhlke, Davenport. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Three brothers, Elbert, Edward and Walter Zellmer, live in Davenport; a sister, Emma Heinemann, lived in Ritzville. Mrs Guhlke was a member of the United Methodist Church, Community Grange and the Country Homes Club.” (DT: 1-09-1975)]


Hall, Frank T:  Failing in health in declining years caused Frank T Hall, 71, retired bachelor farmer of Edwall, to take his life there sometime Saturday night. His body was found Sunday hanging to the limb of a tree in his yard, by Arthur Hutton. Sheriff Lew Hutsell and Floyd Underwood, coroner, were called and stated that it was undoubtedly a case of suicide. Mr Hall was a member of Laurel Lodge No 119 F & AM of Harrington. Mr Hall was one of Edwall’s financiers, having been thrifty throughout his life, and is reputed to be worth upwards of a hundred thousand dollars in cash and land holdings. He is survived by a brother, sister and a niece in Spokane—J B Hall, Mrs Seeman, and Mrs Taylor, and a number of other nieces and nephews in other localities. The funeral services were held at Edwall, Wednesday, Nov 20, from the Community Church and interment was in the Edwall Cemetery. Mr Hall, a native of Wisconsin, had lived in and near Edwall for 50 years. He was honest, temperate and frugal and kept his word; yes he was peculiar, but who isn’t in some way. Harrington Masons tried to arrange a change of time for Mr Hall’s services so that they might attend. It was not possible to do this and plans could not be negotiated to invite another Masonic lodge to be present to officiate. The local Masons had arrangements made for the funeral of Mr Ball.” (Citizen of Nov 22, 1935)

Hanlon,  Mary A: (Tombstone in Edwall Catholic Cemetery: Aug 10, 1845-Mar 2, 1921;  shared stone) “Grandma Hanlon who has been ill for some time, died at 6:30 Wednesday morning, March 2, at the home of her son, Frank. Stomach complications were the immediate cause of her demise. She is survived by one son, one daughter and four grand-children: Frank A Hanlon of Edwall, Cecelia (Sister Joseph of Nazareth) of Yakima. Her husband preceded her in death some fifteen years ago, and later her son William departed this life. Requiem high mass was held by Father Cheput, assisted by Father Shiel of Harrington. The local choir was augmented by Mrs Peter Prestley, organist at the Lady of Lourdes church of Spokane, and Mr Motie (the father of Miss Spokane) directed the choir. A very large gathering of friends were assembled to pay their last tribute of respect and she was laid to rest in the Edwall Cemetery. Grandma Hanlon, with her husband and family, were early pioneers of Sprague, coming there when the Northern Pacific railroad was built. Mr Hanlon worked in the railroad shops there for a number of years, finally settling on a homestead north of Sprague in what is now the Edwall country. Mrs Hanlon used to stay on the homestead with her children, while her husband still worked in the shops, when he would go to the farm and spend Sundays with her. She shared the hardships of pioneer life to assist in gaining a permanent home, and since the death of her husband she made her home with Frank. Grandma Hanlon had rounded out her 76th milestone on the journey of life and was held in the highest esteem and loved by all who knew her. She was a lady possessed of many noble qualities—wise in counsel, a friend who knew how to spread the mantle of charity over the faults of others, a vivacious conversationalist with a deep sense of humor and a keen wit. She could comfort the sorrowing, bring smiles to the sick room, counsel the erring and shed an honest tear or radiate a cheerful smile.” (Citizen-March 11, 1921-Edwall Column) Mary Ann Finley was the only daughter of John Finley, and she was born in Ireland. James and Mary lost four children in Meadville, PA. In Meadville Agnes Cecilia (1872-1947) and Frank (1877-1966) were born. In 1879 the Hanlons sold their home and moved to Carlin, Nevada. From there they moved to Oakland, CA where Will (1880-1918) was born. They were living in Sprague prior to the 1895 fire which destroyed their home. They were forced to move to their Edwall homestead and survive year-round in “a little board and batten house for shelter”. (see Sprague Edwall Lamont, WA 1881-1981)

Hanlon, W H: “Word was received here Tuesday of the death of W H Hanlon, a farmer of Edwall. He was in Spokane with his family sending his two girls to school. He has a mother and brother living here.” (Citizen-May 3, 1918) “The funeral services for W H Hanlon, who died in Spokane, were held Thursday morning in the Catholic church. Father McAleer of Harrington conducted the services. The body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. Deceased leaves his wife and two daughters, a mother, a brother and a sister.” (Citizen-May 10, 1918)

Harris, Mrs Walter: “Funeral and burial services for Mrs Walter Harris were held in Spokane Thursday afternoon.” (Citizen: 3-30-1951, Edwall Column) 

Harrison, Mrs S:  “Mrs S Harrison, age 94, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs J B Robinson, with whom she has made her home for a number of years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Susan Tucker and Mrs Robinson, both of Edwall.  Funeral services were held at Cheney, Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Cheney cemetery. (Citizen-Feb 3, 1939)

Heineman, George:  “The body of George Heineman, 47 year old Edwall farmer, who had been missing six days, was found late yesterday in the woods near Long Lake, and a gunshot wound through the head.  Ill health and financial reverses prompted Heineman, who had been troubled with a nervous disorder prior to his disappearance, to take his own life, Coroner I C Collins said.  The Edwall man bought a .22 caliber gun the day he was reported missing, Sept 21, and apparently took his life the same day, the condition of the body indicated. Martin Schetler, resident near Long Lake, discovered the body in a deeply wooded sector. Among Heineman’s survivors is a brother, F W Heineman of Cheney, and a sister in Spokane. The body is at the Smith Funeral Home.  Spokesman-Review, Sept 28.” (Citizen-Sept 29, 1939) 

Henschel, Sophie: (Lincoln Co probate file notes on #1997; Died Feb 1917 at Edwall, WA, wife of Herman.) “Fred Henschel, of Kamloops, has written us some corrections in the announcement of his mother’s death:  Mrs Anna Sophie Henschel was born in Goeritz Province Bradenburg, in Prussia, Germany, July 21, 1835, and died in Edwall, Feb 24, 1917, of old age. She came to this country in 1883, and settled on a farm in New Auburn, Minn., in 1884. In 1899 she and her husband came to Washington and lived on a farm near Sassin till the spring of 1911 when they retired and moved to Edwall. She was 81 years, 7 months and 6 days old at the time of her death. She leaves a husband to mourn her loss, also three children: F Henschel of Kamloops, BC; H A Henschel and Mrs Wm Brelje of Arlington, Minn., 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.” (Citizen, Edwall column-March 30, 1917)

Herman, Alice & Annie: (quite ill, d/o Chas Herman, in LCT of 6-16-1899)

Herman, grandma: “That Mrs Herman, known as Grandma Herman, died at the home of James Herman Friday morning at 2 o’clock. Deceased was 79 years old, and was buried at Edwall. The funeral was held at the ME Church South, at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon.” (LCT-April 13, 1906)

Herman, Frances: “Frances, the two months old baby daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Herman, died Friday morning at 1 o’clock. Rev J M Hermann conducted the funeral at 10 o’clock from the M E Church and the little one was laid to rest in the Edwall Cemetery. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of their many friends.” (Citizen-Dec 26, 1913)

Herrmann, Harold:  “Mrs G G Gehrke and brother, Omer Herrmann, left Friday for Wisconsin in answer to a message that their brother Harold was not expected to live. Harold is well known here, having lived here four years.” (Citizen-July 18, 1919)

Herman, Jim:  (broken leg from train in 9-26-1919 of Harrington Citizen)

Herman, Newton B: The people of this community were shocked to learn of the death of Newton B Herman, an old resident of this place. He died on Feb 3, 1907, after a short illness of typhoid-pneumonia. (Edwall Briefs-LCT-Feb 15, 1907)

Herrmann, father of J M:  Mr J M Herrmann’s father died before he reached Nebraska but he was there to attend the funeral. The church here granted him a six week’s vacation, most of which he will spend among his and Mrs Herrmann’s relatives.” (Citizen-Sept 19, 1913)

Hertel, Frederica: “Mrs Frederica Hertel died at the home of her son, Gust F Hertel, Friday, Nov 6th, and was buried Monday. Mrs Hertel was 78 years of age and one of the early pioneers of this district.” (Citizen-Nov 13, 1925)

Hertel, Gust:  Funeral services for Gust Hertel, 67, who passed away at his home here Friday morning were held Sunday at the Community church. Rev Groschouf of Spokane officiating. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery.  Mr Hertel is survived by four daughters, Mrs Claude Coleman, Mrs Frank Benoschek, Doris and Frances, and one son, Frank, all of Edwall.” (Citizen-July 20, 1934)

Holznagle, Martin:  “Martin Holznagle, of Waukon, who died of Bright’s disease, was buried at Edwall Saturday from the Catholic Church.” (Citizen of Dec 11, 1914) 

Holznagle, Phillip:  “The funeral of Phillip Holznagle, 34, of Edwall, was held from Hennessey & Calloway’s chapel, Spokane, Tuesday, Jan 31, Rev Groschupf and the Moose lodge officiating. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs Laura Holznagel, Edwall; 6 brothers, Thos, Paul, Martin and Francis, Edwall; John of Cheney, and Leo of Hawaii; 6 sisters, Mrs Anna Childs of Almira, WA; Mrs Hattie Holtie of Canada, Mrs Martha Hineman and Mrs Fred Logan, both of Edwall; Mrs Catherine Bedker and Mrs Lena Williamson of Spokane.” (Harr. Cit. of 2-03-1933) 

Hoover, Mrs Emma: “Mrs A G Springer was called to Freewater, Oregon Tuesday by the sudden death of her mother, Mrs Hoover.” (Citizen May 24, 1929) “Mr and Mrs E H Springer of Lewiston, Idaho were here Saturday enroute to their home from Freewater, Oregon, where they had attended the funeral of Mr Springer’s grandmother, Mrs Emma Hoover.” (Citizen, Edwall Column-May 31, 1929) 

Howell, Mrs Charles A:  Burial Edwall Catholic (Citizen-Jan 23, 1920)



 Edwall area Obituaries, Edwall, Washington, submitted to the 

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