Egypt’s Reinbold Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                                 Contributed by Marge Womach  


                                                   Egypt’s Reinbold Cemetery Obituaries A through P


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Basenberg, Gottfried:  (TS*: May 1, 1871-Mar 4, 1933 at rest);  “Gottfried Basenberg. Died: 4 March 1933, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: August Basenberg. Mother: Elizabeth Schabacker. Aged: 61 yrs 10 mos 3 days.” (data from death certificate);  “Godfrey Basenburg. Hiredman, residing with household of Christian Reinbold. 48, born Germany. Single.” (1920 Egypt Precinct Census);

Bell, James H :  (TS:  1851-1920);  “James H Bell. Died: 6-01-1920, Davenport, Lincoln County, WA.  Aged: 68 yrs 11 mos.” (data from death certificate);  “James H Bell. Head of household. 68, born NY. Single.”  (1920 Egypt Precinct Census);  (Edit: The Egypt Mining District Index in 1893 in ledgers archived in the Lincoln County Auditor’s vault show entries of J H Bell, whose partners were shown as V L Wortz, B L Wortz and Fred Lauer.)

Bockemuehl, Bernard:  (TS*: 1838-1908, aluminum);   “The death of Bernard Bockemuehl, an aged farmer, living two miles south of Miles occurred last Tuesday of inflammation of the bowels. He was born in Germany in 1838 and was 70 years old. He came to Miles from Litchfield, IL, where he was engaged in the saloon business. After locating at the farm where he died he engaged in the brewing business, supplying the soldiers and camp followers at Fort Spokane with the beer which he had learned to brew in his native country. After the departure of the soldiers to the Spanish American War and their location at Fort George Wright his business fell off. He was an eccentric man, well known for his peculiar traits. Four years ago his wife secured a divorce and returned to her old home in the east. Two years ago his brewery was burned and he was confined to farming and fruit raising. The funeral took place from the German Lutheran Church. He leaves no children of his own, but is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs J M Harris, who lives near Miles and was at his death bed. He also leaves a brother near Coulee City.”  (LCT- Aug 28, 1908)

Carothers, Jan T:  (TS: b. 8-08-1962; d. no date, Dad; did not view); 

Carothers, Lisbeth L Tomta:  (TS: b. 11-09-1962; d. 3-01-1998; did not view);  “Funeral service for Lisbeth Lora Tomta-Carothers of Davenport will be held at noon today (Thursday) at Christ Lutheran Church at Egypt, where she was a member. Pastor Mark Egertson will officiate and interment will be at the Egypt Cemetery. Mrs Tomta-Carothers will lie-in-state this morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church.  A lifelong resident of Spokane and Davenport, Mrs Tomta-Carothers passed away March 1. She was 35.  Lis is remembered as a creative, loving and devoted daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife and mother. A 1980 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, she was involved in many activities and organizations. Mrs Tomta-Carothers is survived by her husband T J (Jan) Carothers, and five daughters, Nada, Mary, April, Alex and Simone, all at the home;  her parents, Jan and Dolores Tomta of Spokane; two sisters, Karlyn Tomta of Omaha, NE, and Joanne and her husband Steve Grenlund of Puyallup; one niece, Erica Andra Grenlund; grandmother Louise Reinbold of Davenport; her father- and mother-in-law, Andy and Cathy Carothers of Spokane; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Norway; one uncle and aunt and many cousins in the United States; and many, many friends.” (Davenport Times:  3-05-1998) “Tomta, Lisbeth Lora. Died: 3-01-1998. Birth: 11-09-1962, Spokane . Spouse: Jan T J Thomas Carothers. Father: Jan Tomta. Mother: Dolores Reinbold. Buried: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 

Conrad Surname:  (See also Davenport Times of May 13, 1982 for obit of Grace Conrad, wife of Wm Conrad, maiden name not given, but was born in Miles, WA. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Boise.)

Conrad, Adolph:  (TS*: 1860-1943; Father, near Emma R);  “Adolph Conrad, Sr. Dated: August 6, 1943.”  (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  {Edit: Adolph Conrad and his wife Emma R Newbauer were the parents of Adolph P Conrad (1886) and Bertha E Conrad Reinbold (1885). No research was conducted to find other children.}

Conrad, Adolph P:  (TS*: 1886-1949; Father, near Mina);   h/o Wilhelmina Foehr; {Edit: the children of Adolph and Minnie were  shown in the Reinbold Genealogy as: Ruth (1912), Ernest (1914), Laura (1916), John (1918), Frederick (1920-1921), and Irene.} (Edit: The household of Adolph P Conrad, 33, born WI, for the Egypt 1920 census, shows his family as: wife, Anna F, 32; daughter Ruth K, 7; son Ernest M, 5; daughter, Laura E, 3; and son John A, nearly 2. Their hired man was Aubrey Chrisman, age 19.)

Conrad, Baby:  (TS*: 1920-1920; bricks & aluminum sign); 

Conrad, Emma R:  (TS*: 1862-1936;  Mother, near Adolph Sr);  “Emma Roselyn Conrad.  Died: 17 April 1936, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 1 March 1862, Bromberg, Germany. Spouse: Adolph Conrad. Mother: unknown, born Germany; Father: Herman Neubaur, born Germany.  Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Conrad, Ernest M:  (TS:  1914-1994; shared stone with Kathryn); {first s/o Adolph P and Minnie; Ernest married Kathryn McArdle and they had two children: Judith and Margaret Kathryn.}

Conrad, Frederick Lee:  (TS*:  1920-1921, son);  s/o Adolph P and Minnie; {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Frederick Conrad was born 5-01-1920 and died in infancy.  Frederick was a son of Adolph P Conrad and his wife, Wilhelmina Foehr.}

Conrad, Kathryn J McArdle:  (TS: 1914-1998; shared stone with Ernest M);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Kathryn McArdle married Ernest Conrad. They were the parents of two daughters, Judith and Margaret Kathryn.}  “Kathryn Jessie (McArdle) Conrad passed away Dec 6, 1998 at Puyallup. She was 84.  Born in Quilcene on May 30, 1914, Kathryn went on to graduate from the University of Washington in 1941.   She was involved in a variety of clubs serving as former president of UW Faculty Wives, former president of DA PEO Chapter (Seattle) and GI PEO Chapter (Poulsbo), and she was a current member of AN PEO Chapter (Puyallup).  Mrs Conrad often sang and was a principal soloist in the choir of Carl Pitzer at the University Christian Church for many years.  She is survived by her loving family, including two daughters, Judith and husband Chuck Hinkle of Bainbridge Island, and Kathryn and husband Bob Spence of Puyallup; grandchildren Carolyn and Dean Scharer, Carl Spence, Rebecca Spence, Megan Kenney, and Brian Hinkle; one great granddaughter, Caitlin Schearer; and one brother, Willard McArdle.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ernest M Conrad, who was born in Egypt and graduated from Davenport High School.  A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church of  Puyallup on Dec 12.” (Davenport Times:  12-17-1998) 

Conrad, Mina Foehr:  (TS*:  1886-1923; Mother, near Adolph P);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Wilhelmina Foehr was the first born child of Mathias Foehr and his wife Katherine Buehler. Minnie married Adolph P Conrad, and their children were: Ruth (1912), Ernest (1914), Laura (1916, w/o Carl Nelson), John (1918), Frederick (1920-1921), and Irene (1922, w/o Everett Martin).}

Conrad, Ruth:   (added: 1912-2002);  “Davenport.—Family interment for Ruth Conrad, 90, in Egypt Cemetery preceded a memorial service on Tuesday, June 18, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Spokane. She died June 12, 2002 in Davenport. Born March 13, 1912, in Davenport, she graduated in 1929 from Davenport High School and was a 1934 graduate of the Deaconess School of Nursing in Spokane. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Whitworth College in 1951, and a masters in the field from the University of Washington in 1957.  She served as a US Army nurse from 1942 to 1945 in the South Pacific. She also worked at Deaconess, St Luke’s and Renton hospitals.  An active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Spokane and the Altrusa Club, she used her cooking skills at the church and served meals to senior citizens and children in the after-school Latch Key program. She also cooked each fall for the Coeur d’Alene Park spaghetti feed, provided a place for Spokane business college students to stay, and worked several years with the head of a boys group home, where she taught basic cooking and housekeeping skills.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Ernest Conrad; and a sister, Irene Conrad Martin. She leaves a sister, Laura Nelson of Creston; and 17 nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is directing arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  June 2000) 

Dawson, Cole :  (TS: 1957-1986); 

Dawson, Emery E:  (TS: Dec 31, 1928-Jan 14, 1991; US Navy  Korea);  “Emery Elvin Dawson. Died: 1-14-1991. Birth: 12-31-1928, WA. Spouse: Gisela G Goschinetzki. Father: Frank William Dawson. Mother: Ester Lotty Gunn. Burial: Riplinger Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Dawson, Gertrude I:  (1912-1999; added);  “Gertrude I Dawson passed away Dec 22, 1999. She was 87. Born March 6, 1912, in Ellensburg, Gertrude married Raymond Dawson on Oct 25, 1930. They raised their family in Ellensburg. She is survived by three daughters, Viola Geymer of Pensacola, FL, Fay Norton of Glendive, MT, and Glenda Hicks of Davenport; one son, Gerry R Dawson of Rocklin, CA; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Wanda; and one brother, Don.  Mrs Dawson was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; one grandson, Sean Dawson; four sisters, Dorothy King, Verna Dawson, Helen DeWolf and Margaret VanBrunt; and one brother, Harold Lutzenheiser. Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 16 miles north of Davenport on Highway 25, on Jan 8, 2000 at 2 p.m.  Burial will be at Egypt Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 12-30-1999) 

Dawson, R Bill:  (TS: Feb 13, 1926-Apr 12, 1983; Sgt US Army WW II); 

Dawson, Raymond W:  (TS: 1909-1982);  h/o Gertrude;  “Raymond Walter Dawson. Died: 10-14-1982, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Gertrude Inex  (sic) Lutzenhiser. Father: Oliver Mert Dawson. Mother: Viola Carlton. Burial: Cremation.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Erfurth surname:  William F Erfurth died on 7-28-1985, 3 miles west of Creston, WA on Highway #2. He was the son of Richard Erfurth and Minerva Mustard. His burial was in the Wilbur City Cemetery. (Lincoln Co Health death card data)

Erfurth, Christina:  (TS*:  1872-1917; Mother);  {Edit: The Reinbold Genealogy shows Christina Erfurth as d/o Andrew Buehler and his wife Christina Reinbold Buehler; sister of Katharina Foehr; and w/o Frederick W Erfurth. Christine was born Oct 3, 1872. She was the mother of the following identified children:  William (1897), Frank (1900) and Walter (1908).}

Erfurth, F William:  (TS*:  1897-1973);  “Frederick William Erfurth. Died: 6-18-1973. Birth: 7-27-1897, WA. Widowed.  Father: Frederick W Erfurth. Mother: Christina Buehler. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Services were held yesterday at Zion Lutheran Church for F William Erfurth, who died Monday.  Born at Egypt in 1897 to Frederick and Christina Erfurth, Erfurth and his brother had farmed the family ranch—homesteaded in 1892—until Frank Erfurth died in 1971. Sold last year, the farm is now worked by Dennis Reinbold.  Married to Vera Buelow in 1925, Erfurth is survived by a son, Richard, and three grandchildren, William, Margaret and Joyce Erfurth, all of Creston; a sister-in-law, Helen Erfurth, Spokane; three cousins, Anna Erfurth and Harold Erfurth, Spokane, and Ernest Mellert, Camas.  A member of Christ Lutheran Church, Erfurth was buried in the Egypt Cemetery.  The Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated at the service, for which Milton Reinbold, Elmer Reinbold, Laurence Reinbold, Herman Reinbold, Robert Reinbold and Adolphe Reinbold served as pall bearers.” (Davenport Times: 6-20-1973) 

Erfurth, Frank C:  (TS*: 1900-1971; son);  “Frank Christian Erfurth. Died: 9-30-1971. Birth: 12-03-1900, WA.  Spouse: Never Married. Father: Frederick Erfurth. Mother: Christina Buehler. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

Erfurth, Frederick W:  (TS*:  1857-1918; father);  h/o Christine Buehler; “While strolling around in the yard at the home of relatives west of Fort Wright, with whom he had been visiting for two weeks, Fred Erfurth, age 61, a pioneer of the Miles region, Tuesday night was suddenly stricken with internal hemorrhage and died in a few minutes.  Mr Erfurth, had been suffering with a complicated stomach and intestinal trouble for several years, and had consulted many specialists in different parts of the country. Recently he came to Spokane to be treated, and it was thought that he was getting better. He is survived by three sons, all of whom are under 20. They were notified by long distance telephone of their father’s death, and immediately started for Spokane in an automobile.—Spokesman Review.” (LCT:  7-19-1918);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Frederick and Christina were the parents of: William (1897), Frank (1900), and Walter (1908).

Erfurth, Helen Bowker:  (TS: b. 1-02-1913, d. 5-18-1978; Noel);  w/o Walter Erfurth;

Erfurth, Vera Buelow:  (TS*: d. 6-14-1933; Aged: 36 years; Our Beloved Daughter Asleep in Jesus.);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Vera Buelow Erfurth was the wife of William Erfurth. She was reportedly born in 1897. She was the mother of Richard Erfurth, born 1927.}

Erfurth, Walter Carl:  (TS*: b. 3-26-1908; d. 11-23-1970; US Army, WW II);  h/o Bernadine Brown;  h/o Helen Noel;  “Funeral services were held for Walter Carl Erfurth Nov 28 in Spokane.  Mr Erfurth died Nov 23, 1970 in Spokane. Services were held in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Spokane and burial was at the Egypt Cemetery, north of Davenport.  Mr Erfurth was a graduate of Davenport High School in 1927 and was a resident of this area for many years. He spent the last 40 years in Spokane. He was the first secretary of the Community Grange and a member of the Five Mile Grange. He was employed by the Union Oil Company of Davenport and later worked for Standard Oil Company of Spokane.  He also was a World War II veteran.  Mr Erfurth also was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Audubon Park Masonic Lodge No. 272 F & AM, Spokane Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies, Electa Chapter No. 20 OES, Spokane Lodge No. 228 BPOE.  Mr Erfurth is survived by his wife, Helen, at the home; stepsons, Carmen Noel, John R Noel and F William Noel, all of Seattle; 6 grandchildren; two brothers, Frank C Erfurth and F William Erfurth, both of Davenport, and a nephew, Richard Erfurth of Creston.” (Davenport Times: 12-10-1970) 

Falk, Myrtle Mary: (TS*: 1903-1965; Wife and Mother; did not view; shown as Folk by the Lartigues’ reading); Myrtle Mary Falk died in Spokane 11-19-1965.

Foehr, Gottlieb:  (TS*: 1851-1928; Uncle)  “Gottleib Foehr. Death: 25 April 1928, Davenport, WA. Birth: 17 March 1851, Baden, Germany.  Father: Gottleib Foehr, Germany. Mother: Eva Schoile, b. Germany.  Spouse: single.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card) 

Foehr, Katharina:  (TS*: 1866-1940; Mother);  “Katherine Elizabeth Foehr.  Died: 12-15-1940.  Birth: 10-15-1866, Germany.  Father: Chs. Buhles.  Mother: Christine Reinbold. Burial: Egypt Cemetery.”  (Lincoln County Health death card);  (d. 12-15-1940) Not Confirmed. “Christina Foehr. Died: Dec 15, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index: no details, but date matches Katharina);  {Edit:  From the Reinbold Genealogy, Katherine was the daughter of Andrew Buehler and Christina Reinbold; they did not come to America. Christina was the eldest child of Mathias Reinbold. Katharine Buehler married Mathias Foehr, and they arrived safely in the Egypt area. Their children were shown as: Wilhelmina (1886-1923), wife of A P Conrad; and Mathias (1890-1904). Katharina was a sister to Louisa (no data), Christine (wife of Frederick Erfurth), Anna Marie (wife of  Matthew Mellert), Andreas Buehler (no data) and Rosa Buehler (no data).}

Foehr, Matthew:  (TS*: 1852-1937; Father); h/o Katharina; “Mathias Foehr. Death: 1-12-1937. Birth: 3-18-1852, Germany.  Married.  Parents: Unknown.  Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: death card) 

Foehr, Mathew S:  (TS*: 1880-1904; Son);  “Mathew Foher (sic), aged 14 years on Sept 2nd,  passed away last Friday morning at his home in Egypt, and was interred in the German Cemetery Monday, Rev G Koehler officiating.—LCT.” (Citizen: 9-16-1904) {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Mathew S Foehr was the second, last and only male child born to Katherine Buehler and her husband Mathias Foehr. He was survived by his sister Minnie Conrad and his parents.}  

Fowler, Lorelei Alicia Margaretha: (TS: b. 6-05-1978; d. 11-04-1978; did not view); 

Freeman, Nina:  (TS: 1884-1974);  “Nina E Freeman. Died: 10-02-1974. Birth: 12-06-1884, NY. Widowed. Parents: unknown. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) {Edit: Thomas Freeman and his wife Nina are shown on the 1920 census in Lincoln County. Her father was reportedly born in France and her mother in Puerto Rico. Thomas and his parents were born in England.}“Nina E Freeman.—Her home was Davenport, WA. She is survived by one nephew, Wyatt Millikan, Salem, Oregon. She was a member of the Davenport Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct 4, at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strates Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev David Edwards officiating. Interment Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 10-04-1974)

Freeman, Thomas:  (TS: 1867-1923; at rest);  h/o Nina;

Haas, August:  (TS*: 1900-1938; recorded in 1974, not viewed in 1998 or 1999);   “August Haas. Dated: May 18, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); {Edit: no death card or burial permit located at Lincoln Co Health.}

Kern, Emil C:  (TS: 1896-1980);  d. 3-25-1980;  h/o Emma C Gross;  “Funeral services were held Friday, March 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt, WA, for Emil Christian Kern, local farmer, who died in a Spokane hospital on March 25, 1980.  Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated. Mrs Adolphe Reinbold was organist. Casket bearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Interment was a t the Egypt Cemetery.  Emil Kern was born in Vorstetten, West Germany on March 3, 1897. He married the former Emma Grohs on May 27, 1922 and they immigrated to America in Jan, 1923.  They lived with an uncle, William Reinbold, for two years before moving to their own farm at Egypt. In 1972 the Kerns celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They retired from farming about 1973 and moved to Davenport about three years ago. Ill health caused him to live with a daughter in Spokane until his death.  He is survived by his wife in Davenport; three daughters, Anna Norton and Ruth Kern, Spokane, and Martha Green, Kittitas, WA; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  4-03-1980); 

Kern, Emma C:  (TS: 1893-1985);  “Emma C Kern.—Passed away March 20, 1985 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Davenport, WA.  Survived by three daughters, Anna M Norton, Spokane; Ruth C Kern, Davenport; Martha E Green, Kittitas, WA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two nieces, four nephews.  Member of Christ Lutheran Church, Egypt, WA. Funeral Service, Monday, March 25, 1985 at 1:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA. Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment Egypt Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Emma was born 10-29-1893, the first child of Christina Scheer and her husband Carl Gross, neither emigrated to America. “Emma did come to this country with her husband, Emil Kern. They lived for a time with William and Bertha Reinbold, Emma’s step-uncle, before settling at their own place in the Egypt farming community.” For clarification, Christina Scheer was the step-daughter of Mathias Reinbold, ancestor of the entire Reinbold clan whose children fulfilled his dream to settle near the Columbia and Spokane rivers. Emil and Emma’s children were: Anna Marie (1923, w/o Edward Reed), Ruth (1928), and  Martha (1933, w/o Jack Green).} “Funeral services for Emma Christina Kern, 92, of Davenport took place on Monday, March 25, at the Zion Lutheran Church here in Davenport. She died on Wednesday, March 20 in Davenport. Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiated the 1:30 p.m. funeral services at the Davenport church. Steve Whiteside gave a violin solo of ‘How Great Thou Art’ with Ruth Kuykendall accompanying. Soloist Darlene Reed also gave a solo on ‘In The Garden’ with Steve Whiteside accompanying on the organ.  Services and interment concluded at the Egypt Cemetery. Casket bearers included Dale Reed, Terry Reed, Robert Reed, Randy Green, L D Green and Nolan Shattuck. Mrs Kern was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church at Egypt. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Anne M Norton of Spokane, Ruth C Kern of Davenport and Martha E Green of Kittitas; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 5 nieces and 4 nephews.” (Davenport Times:  3-28-1985) 

Lotte, Henry D:  (TS*:  1862-1953; shared upright stone with Margareta);  h/o Margareta; {Edit: Henry Lotte, 47, and wife Margarette, 42, appeared on the Egypt 1910 census with their two children, Roy and Hulda. Two marriage returns were found for Henry D Lotte. “Jan 16, 1898. Henry D Lotte, age 35, first marriage. Residing: Egypt; born Germany; farmer. Father: Frederic William Lotte. Mother: Henrietta Stageman. Bride: Mary J A Leonard, age 29, born Ireland, residing Spokane. Father: Patrick H Leonard; Mother: Mary Judge. Date of Marriage: Jan 16, 1898, at Spokane, WA. Officiant: (illegible). Witnesses: George B Sieler and Esther Sieler, both of Spokane.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Marriage Return #1196, poor copy). “Quite a number of Mr Lotte’s friends gathered at his home last Sunday to bid him and his bride welcome to the community.” (LCT: 2-11-1898);  “License Date: 6th February, 1901. Groom: Henry D Lotte. Age 38. 2nd marriage. Residing: Egypt, WA. Birth: Germany. Farmer. (Parents’ names not filled in); Bride: Margaret Jetter, age 30. First marriage; residing Egypt, WA. Birth: Germany (parents’ names not filled in); Marriage: 6th of February, 1901, Davenport, WA, by G Koehler, P.  Witnesses: H Zagelow and Mrs H Zagelow.”  (Marriage Return: #641); “Egypt Zephyrs.—We are pleased to report the marriage of one of our young bachelors since our last writing. Henry D Lotte is the lucky benedict, and you can guess the boys gave him a grand reception. The bride was a stranger to these parts, having come from Kansas recently.” (LCT: 2-14-1901); “Henry D Lotte. Died: 17 June 1953, age 90 years. Father: Frederick Bill Lotte. Mother: Caralena E Stegerman.” (WA State Death Records); {Edit: A person named  Mary Lotte was found on the 1900 census for Fancher Twp, Spokane Co, at the Eastern Washington Hospital for the Insane, where she was shown as an inmate, born in 1862 in Ireland, age 38, married. For the 1930 Espanola Twp, Spokane Co, Eastern State Hospital, she was reported as an inmate, age 67, born Ireland, married. The ages show a discrepancy to the date on the marriage record.}

Lotte, Margareta:  (TS*:  1867-1927; shared stone w/Henry);    “Mrs Henry Lotte, age 60, was found dead in the garden at the Henry Lotte farm in the Egypt country about 6 p.m. last Thursday, and it is believed that she suffered a stroke. No inquest was held. The body was discovered by Mr Lotte. Funeral services were held at the Egypt Lutheran church Saturday with Rev H F W Meyer of Reardan officiating. Interment was in the Egypt Cemetery. Mrs Margaret Jetter Lotte was born March 5, 1867 in Germany. She came to Kansas on her first arrival in the US and then came to Davenport in 1901. She was married to Henry Lotte here in February 1901 and lived in this district until her death. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs Hulda Strickert of Govan, and one son, Roy Lotte, of Davenport. (Dav. Times-Tribune- July 7, 1927) “Margaret Lotte. Died: 30 June 1927, Davenport. Birth: 5 March 1867, Elsdoup, Germany. Spouse: Married. Father: Hans Jeller. Mother: Stang. Burial: Mt View Cemetery (sic), Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); {Edit: Hulda Lotte married Emil F Strickert on Sept 22, 1926 at Davenport by Rev F J Ahrendt, with witnesses Roy Lotte and Sadie Strickert. (Lincoln Co Auditor Marriage Certificate U-3200). Hulda D Lotte Strickert was born 9-18-1905 and died 11-27-1961 with burial in the Spring Canyon Cemetery in Lincoln County.}

Martin, Everett J:  (TS: 1925-no date; shared stone w/ Irene); 

Martin, Irene M:  (TS: 1922-1976; shared stone w/ Everett);  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Irene Conrad was the youngest child of Adolph P and Mina Conrad. She married Everett Martin. They had five children: Tina, Tim, Wayne, Wanda, and Gloria.}

Mathews, Douglas Dean:  (1937-2002) “Davenport.—A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov 2, at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt for Douglas Dean Mathews, 65, of Seven Bays. Pastors Mark Egertson and Phil Falk will officiate. Mr Mathews died Oct 26 in Spokane.  Born July 6, 1937 in Bozeman, Montana, he worked for and then purchased Interstate Supply Co., which he operated until the business was sold in 1997. He is remembered as having a positive impact on hundreds of lives as a respected businessman, coach, husband, father and friend. He was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on Lake Roosevelt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, in 1998. He leaves four sons, Bob of San Diego, CA, Kirk of Seattle, Jeff of Edmonds, WA, and Russell of Spokane; two daughters, Kim of Skagway, Alaska, and Tandy of Wenatchee; a sister, Donna Landa of Sandy,Utah; his mother, Esther, also of Sandy, Utah; and eight grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Davenportis making arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 10-31-2002)

Mathews, Jean L:  (TS: 1945-1998); “Jean Louise Mathews. Died: 6-10-1998. Birth: 9-20-1945, Yakima, WA.  Spouse: Married, Douglas D Mathews. Father: William T Dubois. Mother: Margaret Fordham. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Miller, Charles R “Bob”:  (TS:  1900-1991; Beloved Husband and Father; s/w Eva);  “Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt for Charles Robert (Bob) Miller. Pastor David Daugs will officiate and interment will be at the Egypt Cemetery.  Mr Miller, 90, passed away July 13 in Pasco, WA.  Born Sept 2, 1900, in Tennessee to parents John Edward Miller and Minnie Young, Mr Miller farmed in northern and southern Idaho, was a manager for Safeway stores in Colorado and worked as an auto salesman.  Miller and his wife Eva lived in the Davenport area over 20 years. They celebrated their 50th and 65th wedding anniversaries at the Egypt Hall.  After spending his retirement years in the Davenport community, he and his wife Eva moved to Pasco, WA, in 1987.  Mr Miller is survived by his wife Eva at home in Pasco; one son, James Miller of John Day, OR; three daughters, Audrey Bitter of Worley, ID; Shirley Stahoski of Grass Valley, CA; and Dixie Novak of Kennewick, WA; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 7-18-1991) 

Miller, Eva May:  (TS: 1906-1995);  “Former Davenport resident Eva May Miller, 88, died Jan 28, 1995 at the Life Care Center in Kennewick.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 21, at Christ Lutheran Church in Davenport. Private family inurnment will be at the Egypt Cemetery. She was born on April 9, 1906, to Peter and Adeline Bain in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Eva and Bob Miller married in Denver, Colorado, on Aug 23, 1925. She was a homemaker and worked in the nursing profession, finishing her career at the Pasco Lady of Lourdes Hospital in 1968. Eva and her husband retired in the Davenport area before returning to Pasco in 1987. Her husband Bob died July 13, 1991. Survivors include son James of John Day, OR; daughters, Audrey Bitter of Worley, Idaho, Shirley Stahoski of Grass Valley, CA, and Dixie Novak of Kennewick; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  2-09-1995) 

Mounger surname:  (Guy Edwin Mounger died in Fargo, ND Nov 21, 2002. Birth 3-29-1923 in Davenport. Married Marilyn Lunder on 8-31-1947. Survived by wife, one son and one daughter, and twin sister Edith Reinbold and another sister, Beulah Reinbold. See Davenport Times: 11-28-2002.); (Darius ‘Shorty’ Mounger died Jan 18, 2000. He was born Jan 1, 1911. Services were held at Egypt’s Christ Lutheran Church. Survivors include 3 sisters, Beulah Reinbold, Edith Reinbold, and Fay Hagen; one brother Edwin Mounger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr and Mrs Gary Mounger and two sisters, Fern Oehlwein and Violet Pimentel. See DT: 1-27-2000) 

Mounger, B Esther:  (TS: 1888-1978);  “Funeral services, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home, were held last Saturday, Sept 16, 1978 for Esther (Mrs Guy) Mounger, 90.  Mrs Mounger was born in Roane County, TN, on July 12, 1888 and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home on Sept 13, 1978.  She had been a resident there for the past 15 years.  Mrs Mounger, whose maiden name was Esther McGill, married Guy Mounger on Feb __, 1909 in Lebanon, TN. He preceded her in death in 1962.  Following their marriage, they came to Washington and lived in the Davenport area for 30 years. They then moved to Fruitland, WA, where they had purchased a farm and later purchased a farm in Kettle Falls, WA, operating it for 12 years. Mrs Mounger had been active in the old Larene Church and in ___ transferred her membership to the Davenport Presbyterian church. Survivors include two sons, Darius Mounger of Kettle Falls and Edwin Mounger of Hawley, MN; five daughters, Mrs Louie Oehlwein, Mrs Elmer Reinbold and Mrs Herman Reinbold, all of Davenport, Mrs Joe Pimentel of Arvada, CO and Mrs Ted Hagen of Marysville, WA. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews.  Officiating at the funeral was the Rev Roger V Muisiner. Dixie Guhlke served as soloist and Ellen Brodin served as organist.” (Davenport Times: 9-21-1978; omissions due to binding); “Bertha Esther Mounger. Died: 9-13-1978. Birth: 7-12-1888, TN.  Widowed. Father:  Robert McGill. Mother:  Margaret Ward. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); {Edit: The household of Robert M Magill and Margarette Magill on the 1900 Civil District 15, Roane Co, TN shows their children: William G, 27; Tennie, 23; Fannie, 22; Joseph N, 19; Charles R, 16; Esther B, 11; Ernest H, 9; and Addie H, age 7.}

Mounger, Guy S:  (TS*: 1886-1962);  “Guy S Mounger. Birth: 9-20-1886. Died: 4-10-1962. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit); {The marriage of James E Mounger and Albinia M Stubbs in Roane Co, TN was on March 28, 1883. Their children on the 1900 census in Civil District 9, Anderson Co, TN were: Guy S, 13; Billie, 12; James G, 10; Richard W, 9 and Mallie V, age 8.  For the 1930 Larene, Lincoln Co, WA census, Guy S, 43, and Ester B, 41, showed the following children: Davino M, 19; Ruth F, 17; Violet A, 15; Beulah I, 13; Vela F, 11; Guy E, 7, and Bertha E, 7.}

Norton, Anna Marie: (unconfirmed burial) “Egypt.—Memorial service for Anna Marie Norton, 84, took place June 23 at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt with Pastor Phil Falk officiating. Mrs Norton died June 14 in Spokane .  She was the daughter of Emil and Emma (Gross) Kern. Soon after her parents emigrated from Germany , she was born March 16, 1923, in the house of her mother’s aunt and uncle, Bertha and William Reinbold in Egypt , where her son, Terry Reed and his wife, Paula, now live. She attended grade school at Egypt and graduated from Davenport High School in 1941. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Veterans Administration hospital for 31 years and also at Riverview Nursing Home.  Her husband, James ‘Rusty’ Norton, preceded her in death. She leaves her children, Julie Robinson (and Jim) of Spokane; Dale Reed (and Linda) of Spokane; Terry Reed (and Paula) of Davenport; Robert Reed (and Darlene) of Otis Orchards; Barbara Norton of Spokane; Marion Norton of Moscow, ID; and Patricia Norton of Spokane; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Ruth Kern of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Martha Green of Plummer, Idaho. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 6-28-2007) 

Norton, James F:  (TS: Feb 26, 1924-Sept 7, 1984;  US Air Force  WW II); 

Pyle, Ida Barbara:  (TS: b, 11-17-1897; wife; d. 2-04-1979);  “Ida Barbara Pyle. Died: 2-04-1979, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Widowed.  Father: Jacob Reinbold. Mother: Louise Buck. Burial: Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  {Ida Reinbold was the 6th child born to Jacob and Louise Buck Reinbold. She married Tarris Pyle. Data from the Reinbold Genealogy.}

Pyle, Tarris M:  (TS*: b. 1-29-1888; d. 8-17-1950; Husband);  “Marriage Date: July 16, 1924, at Davenport. License: July 16, 1924, Lincoln Co, WA.  Groom: Tarris M Pyle of Spokane County, WA. Bride: Ida Reinbold of Lincoln County.  Minister of the Gospel: Hermann F W Meyer. Witnesses: J D Reinbold and L C Reinbold.” (Certificate of Marriage:  #154300; U-3016) 


Submitted to the Lincoln County Washington GenWeb on October 01, 2005

by Marge Womach.  Updated December 2008.

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