Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...A 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Abercrombie, Sally Joan 2017

"Sally Joan Abercrombie, entered into Glory on July 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 11, 1948, in Sunnyside, Washington to John D Abercrombie and Dorothy G Taylor, Sally was the oldest of nine siblings. She married Joseph F Beckman Sr in 1968 and they had three children: Joseph F (Diana) Beckman Jr, Angela R (Tracy) Cossen and Rachel M (Robert) Middleton. Sally and Joe divorced in 1976. Sally believed the greatest calling in life was to be a mother. Raising three children as a single mother was not an easy feat but she gave it her all. Even moving from Seattle to Harrington to improve their opportunities for a better life when they were starting high school. She put her children above all else, including her own health. Sally set an example of unconditional love even while she struggled with her own bi-polar. She was always there for her family, and would do without to make sure her children had what they needed. Sally was very generous, if you needed something, all you had to do was ask and she would do everything in her power to make it happen. In 1989, after her children were grown, she married her current husband, Rodger Crawley and together they raised two of her granddaughters, Sarah M Beckman and Saadia I (Randy) Hummel until her health prevented her from keeping them at the home, however she never let go of the reigns of their care. Preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jill and Saadia, and brother Andy. She is survived by her husband, three children, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She is also survived by three brothers; Doug White, Richard White and John Abercrombie, and two sisters, Valerie Crosby and Lenda Rothleutner. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 3, 2017, at the Davenport, WA branch of the LDS church followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane WA." (Spokesman

Abbott, Dale                 July 2013

“Dale Abbott. Memorial service for Dale Abbott, 90, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug 2, at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Pastor Jim Stern will officiate.  Mr Abbott died July 23 in Davenport.  Born Sept 12, 1922, in Harrington to Walter and Emily (Marshall) Abbott, he attended school in Harrington and was a 1940 graduate. After his marriage to Hazel Johnson, the couple made their home in Davenport.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, playing cards and was a former Little League coach. He and his wife were snowbirds for several years. He also built the home in which he lived at the time of his death himself.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, a charter member of Davenport Lions Club, Davenport Gun Club and Harrington Golf and Country Club.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Juliane Johnson; brother Leonard Abbott; brother-in-law, Eugene Etter; and sister-in-law, Ginger Abbott.  Besides his wife at the home, he leaves a daughter, Emily Diane Kovar (and husband Duane), a son, Cary Abbott; 6 grandchildren, Bryce Kovar, Vincent Kovar, Brian Johnson, Clint and Dale Johnson and Bethany Abbott; two brothers, Glen Abbott and Gerald ‘Leroy’ (and Anita) Abbott; a sister, June Etter and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Burial at Harrington Hillcrest in a niche.)

Abbott, Emily D.

Emily D. Abbot (95)—Passed away July 16, 1994 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Davenport. She is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-law. Leonard & Mary Abbott, Dale & Hazel Abbott, Gerald (LeRoy) & Anita Abbott, all of Davenport, and Glen & Ginger Abbott of Coeur d’Alene, ID; one daughter and son-in-law, June and Bud Etter of Davenport… Funeral services from Zion Lutheran church in Davenport, WA. Interment at Hillcrest cemetery in Harrington. (Spokesman-Review) She was born Sept 10, 1898, at Lake Charles, LA to Wm and Alice (Sweatman) Marshall. At the age of 13 she moved to the Rocklyn-Harrington area with her parents. On July 9, 1917 she married Walter Abbott. He died on Apr 7, 1988… (Dav Times)

Abbott, Ethel Bell Hadduck

Mrs. Reci V. Abbott died Sunday, April 29, 1962 at Sacred Heart hospital following surgery. Miss Ethel Bell Hadduck was born May 18, 1883 in Colorado. She was married to Reci V. Abbott June 7, 1907 at Lake Charles, LA. The couple resided at Edgerly, LA until July 1912 when they came to Harrington. They lived on several farms until 1943 when they purchased the Geo Starlin town residence, which was their home thereafter. The Abbotts celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1957. She is survived by her husband at the home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Cory Shoemaker, Mrs. Georgia White and Mrs. Willie Perkins; 2 brothers, Bert Hadduck and Larry Hadduck, all of Louisiana. Funeral services were held May 2 and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-10 May 1962)

Abbott, George F., (Mike)

George (Mike) Abbott died at the Spokane Nursing Home Jan 10, 1959. Mike lived in Harrington many years but three years ago went to the nursing home. George Abbott was born Mar 29, 1885 in MO. He came west in 1913 to reside in Harrington. Surviving Mr. Abbott are his brothers, Sam Abbott (OK), William (LA), Charles (Spokane), Matt (Clayton), Walter (Davenport), Recy and Jim (Harrington). Parents of these boys were the late Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Abbott. (Citizen-16 Jan 1959)

Abbott, Isaac Caleb

Isaac Caleb Abbott, 81, answered the last call at the home of his son, Ricey V. Abbott, in Harrington, Saturday, Jan 21, 1933. Old age was the cause of death. He was preceded in death by his life-mate, Martha Kent Abbott, on Oct 1, 1928. Mr. Abbott was born March 26, 1850 in Macon Co, MO, and was united in marriage to Martha Kent at Kirksville, MO on Apr 5, 1873. To this union were born 12 children—10 sons and 2 daughters. With the exception of one son John, who died in early childhood, all survive him: Newton, Sampson, George, Riecy V., James, William, Morton, Charles, Walter, Mrs. viola Dover and Mrs. Julia Rupert. Twice in his younger manhood did he make the trip from MO to LA in a “prairie schooner”. From LA he came to WA in 1912 and in 1916 homesteaded land 12 miles west of Harrington. M. Abbott, at age 13, enlisted in the Union army in the Civil War as a drummer boy. The funeral services were conducted from the Community Congregational church and burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Abbott, possessed of that musical southern accent, was a good conversationalist, having a good memory for history and events… (Citizen-27 Jan 1933)

Abbott, James H.,

James H. Abbott (88)—Passed away Dec 12, 1988 in Davenport, WA. His home Harrington, WA. Survived by sister-in-law, Emily Abbott, Davenport, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gladys Abbott, one son Elmo Abbott, and 2 sisters, 9 brothers. Strate Funeral Home. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) (Date of birth was June 27, 1900.)

“James Henry Abbott of Harrington died Dec 12, 1988 in Davenport. He was 88.  Mr Abbott was born June 27, 1900 in Kirksville, Missouri. He worked as a bus driver for public schools.  He was a member of the Harrington Senior Citizens and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Survivors include his sister-in-law, Emily Abbott of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gladys Abbott, one son, Elmo Abbott, and two sisters, nine brothers.  Services were held Dec 15 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport.  Rev Roberta Claire officiated. Musical selections were sung by Merrill Womach. Concluding services and interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Casket bearers were Leon ard Abbott, Leroy Abbott, Eugene Etter, Dale Abbott, Leonard Coulstone and Melvin Schultz. Honorary bearers were Joe Huddle, Alvin Ottmar, Ray Huddle and Floyd Morse. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” ( Davenport Times:  12-22-1988)

Abbott, Mart ,(baby) ???

Abbott, Martha Jane (Kent)

Martha Kent Abbott, 72, was born at Kirksville, MO, Aug 4, 1856 and died at her home on the farm some 10 miles northwest of Harrington on Monday, Oct 1, 1928. She was united in marriage with I. C. Abbott at Kirksville, MO, April 5, 1873, and to this union were born 12 children, all of whom survive her except one son, John, who died in infancy. They are: Newton of Salem, OR; Viola Dover of Detroit, MI; Julia Rupert of Rice, WA; Samson of Bushyhead, OK; George, R. V., Charles, Walter and Jim of Harrington; William of Edgerly, LA; and Martin of Spokane, WA. Besides her husband and children, she leaves 24 grandchildren and 2 gr-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted by the Rev Ernest A. Allin at the Community Congregational Church at Harrington, Wednesday afternoon and interment under direction of Mortician J. E. Turner was in the Harrington Cemetery. Mrs. Abbott reared a fine family, filled a worthy place in the world in her time, was a loving wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor. (Citizen  Oct 5, 1928)

Abbott, Recy V. ,--- 9-06-1972

Recy Virgal Abbott was born May 9, 1887 in Maken, MO and passed away Sept 6, 1972 at Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Recy was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Abbott and married Ethyl Haddock in Louisiana before coming to Harrington in 1912. The couple had no children and Mrs. Abbott preceded her husband in death. He is survived by 3 brothers, Mart of Clayton; Walter of Davenport; and Jim of Harrington. (Dav. Times-14 Sept 1972)

Abbott, Royal E.,

Royal Elmo Abbott, the eight weeks old infant son of Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Abbott, died Sunday, Apr 22, at their home in Rocklyn. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Monday. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-27 April 1917)  

Abbott, Walter L. (Sr)

“Walter L. Abbott Sr., 90, of Davenport died in this city Apr 7, 1988. He was born March 5, 1898 in Kirksville, MO to Isaac and Martha Abbott. He was the 11th of 12 children. He came with his parents to WA at the age of 14. He married his childhood sweetheart, Emily Marshall, on July 9, 1917 in Davenport. They raised five children while farming in the Harrington and Rocklyn areas, retiring in 1950 to Davenport. Mr. Abbott worked as a carpenter and for the Davenport Seed Company until his retirement. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Wilson Grange. He and his wife, Emily, were grand marshals of the 1981 Davenport Pioneer Days Parade. The celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in July 1987. Survivors include: his wife, Emily, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, June and Bud Etter; four sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Mary Abbott, Dale and Hazel Abbott, Gerald Leroy and Anita Abbott, all of Davenport, and Glen and Ginger Abbott of Bellevue; one brother Jim Abbott of Harrington; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 11 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport. Pastor David Daugs officiated. Private interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.”  (Davenport Times: 4-14-1988) (See also DT: 7-21-1977, Abbott’s celebration);

Ablutz, Anna A. (Kahlbau), 3-12-61 ---

Last rites are being held today for Mrs. Anna Ablutz, 76, recently a resident of Ritzville. Danekas Funeral Home is in charge. Surviving Mrs. Ablutz are her children, Mrs. Claude Cheatwood (Verna); Mrs. Anna Lardin; Mrs. Harry Conklin (Alice); and Fred Ablutz. Her husband, J. P. Ablutz, preceded her in death. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-16 Mar 1961) Date of death was March 12, 1961.

Ablutz, John Sr.,

John Ablutz, age 78, died Tuesday of apoplexy at the home of his son on the farm at Downs. Deceased had lived there for a number of years. He is survived by a wife and a son. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church. Burial will take place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-15 June 1923) Death certificate shows he was born 15 Sept 1844 in Switzerland to Hans R. and Elizabeth (Hockite) Ablutz; John Ablutz Sr. died 12 June 1923.

Ablutz, John Paul

John Paul Ablutz was born Sept 27, 1888 in NE. He had lived in this community since 1904. He was married Sept 28, 1908 to Miss Anna Kahlbau. Mr. Ablutz is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. Claude Cheatwood (Verna), Miss Anna Ablutz and Mrs. Harry Conklin (Alice); one son, Fred W. Ablutz; and 2 grandchildren, Sally and Charles Conklin. The death of J. P. Ablutz Friday in Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane came as a shock. Mr. Ablutz, who underwent a major operation a year ago, returned to the hospital for treatment when he was stricken. Funeral services were held Monday at the Community church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside his son, Oscar, who preceded him in death last fall. (Citizen-9 June 1944)

Ablutz, Oscar Roy

Oscar Roy Ablutz, age 22, a resident of Downs most of his life, shot and killed himself with a rifle in a field on the farm of his father, J. P. Ablutz, near Downs on Oct 22, 1943. Oscar Ablutz was severely injured several years ago when a heavy beam struck him on his head, fracturing his skull. He was inducted into the army last year, served 13 months, and was honorably discharged because of the injury. Surviving him are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Ablutz, one brother, Fred and sister Anna, at the home, one sister, Mrs. Harry Conklin, Harrington; and one sister, Mrs. Claude Cheetwood (Verna) at Boise, ID.  The remains were interred in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-29 Oct 1943)

Ablutz, Verena

Mrs. Verena Ablutz, 85, mother of Paul Ablutz of Mohler, died at the home of her son on Monday morning. No particular cause was given for her death except senile decay. Verena Hochuli was born in Switzerland, March 1, 1846. She made her home with her son Paul, on the farm near Mohler, WA. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Donald M. MacNeil at the Community Congregational Church on Wednesday, March 11th and burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. She and her husband came to Washington from Nebraska in 1904 and located on a farm near Mohler. Her husband preceded her in death on June 12, 1923. J. E. Ablutz, a cousin, and his wife and a son of J. E. and his wife, all from Garfield, Washington, were present at the funeral. (Citizen Mar 13, 1931)

Adams, Jack Lloyd

Jack L. Adams, local barber, passed away at his home Friday evening (Oct 30, 1965). He was suddenly stricken and death came immediately. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Among his survivors is his wife, Elsie, at home; daughter Mrs. Lois Trull, Rosalia, son Bob, Sun Valley, CA, and others. (Citizen-4 Nov 1965) Jack L. Adams was born July 17, 1900 at Phoenix, NE. His family moved to ND during his boyhood and he lived in the Dakotas until 1934 when he moved to WA. While in Oregon working on a cattle ranch he met Miss Elsie Bridge, and they were married at Burns, OR Aug 19, 1938 and moved to Kittitas, WA in 1939. Jack and Elsie moved to Harrington in October 1957 and purchased Jimmy’s (McKinnon) Barber Shop and in July 1964 when R. M. Norske retired from barbering, Jack purchased his shop. Also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Dunn and Mrs. Janie Gray. (Citizen-11 Nov 1965)

Adams, Mary

Mrs. Adams, wife of Mr. Frank Adams, residing in Lord’s Valley, died Wednesday (Jan 7, 1914) night after a long illness and was buried this forenoon, the services being conducted in the Baptist church. Mr. Adams is a brother to Mrs. S. E. Scott. (Citizen-9 Jan 1914)

Adams, Mary C., ---1-01-1909, w/o J. H. ,

*Aldridge, Grace E., (Yarwood)

Grace W Aldridge (age 90).—passed away March 6, 2000 in Spokane. Grace was born and raised in Mohler, WA and lived in the area most of her life. She had lived in Mohler the past 38 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve; one son, Harvie; one grandson, Russell. Her survivors include three sons, Art Roske of Holyoke, MA, Joe Roske of Spokane, Haward Aldridge of Mohler; two daughters, Betty Aldridge and Janice Cunningham of Tulsa, OK; Memorial service at the Harrington Nazarene church. (Grace was born March 31, 1910. She married C. Roske in 1927 and married Steve Aldridge in 1939.)

Allison, Frank P. ,

Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery Monday for Frank Allison who lost his life March 28, 1958 when he was accidentally covered with a falling haystack. Rev Walter Sauer officiated. His daughter had not been located although an extensive effort had been made by county officials to do so. Mr. Allison was born July 10, 1905 in this state. He was employed for five years on the Reo Timm farm. (Citizen Apr 11, 1958) The county coroner and sheriff were called, and Dr Sewell ordered the body sent to Spokane for an autopsy. Mr. Allison was a widower, and talked of a daughter and a son. Little was known about him. (Citizen Apr 4, 1958)

Allmon, Ralph

About 9 AM today, E. R. Allmon was run over and killed by a combined harvester on the Carl Canfield ranch north of Harrington.  The harvester team ran away and at least one of the horses was also killed. Deceased was from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and was about 81 years of age. (8-15-1919 Harrington Citizen; Edit: probably buried in Block 8 Lot 16 of Hillcrest where unidentified grave shows ownership as Ralph Amon in records pre-dating 1925.  Adding to the confusion there was also a Ralph Amon in the vicinity or perhaps they were the same individual.)

Almquist, Anne D., ---d. 13 Jan 1981

Amon, Agnes Jane (Kerr)

Mrs. Strickler received a telegram Monday announcing the death at Seattle of Mrs. Delbert Amon, her sister-in-law, and daughter of Thomas Kerr. The remains were accompanied to Harrington by the husband, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev Jesse Marhoff of the First Presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon, and interment made in the Harrington Cemetery, under the direction of undertaker J E Turner. Agnes Jane Kerr was born at Manchester, England, Apr 15, 1881, and with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kerr, came to the United States when she was 3 years of age. At the age of 7 she came with her parents to Harrington residing upon the farm four miles north of town. She was united in marriage to Attorney Delbert Amon Nov 20, 1901, and had resided in Seattle during the past three years. Besides her father, mother and other relatives, she leaves a little daughter of five years and a husband to mourn the loss of a devoted mother and wife. (Citizen Aug 14, 1908)

Amon, Delbert L., ---7-21-1915

Delbert Amon, half-brother of Mrs. A. C. Strickler of Spokane, and who died of Brights disease at Kennewick, July 21, 1915, was buried in the Harrington cemetery last Saturday. Besides his daughter, Adelaide, who makes her home with her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kerr, he leaves a second wife and three small children. Mr. Amon was a school teacher, then an attorney, and was 44 years of age. Mrs. Strickler accompanied the remains to Harrington for burial. (Citizen-30 July 1915)

Amrine, Bess

Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery for Mrs. Charles O. Amrine of Seattle, and burial was beside her husband who died Sept 20, 1956. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth DeMouth (Elaine Amrine) accompanied the body of her mother to Harrington for the rites. Mrs. Amrine became ill with a kidney infection a month ago and went to the DeMouth home. Last Friday she passed away from a heart spell. Besides her daughter, she is survived by an uncle, James Froman, in CA, and an aunt, Mrs. Mary Waller of Oregon. Bess B. Froman was born Apr 23, 1891 at Albany, Oregon. In 1902 she came with her parents Mr. & Mrs. H. T. Froman to Mohler where the Fromans conducted a restaurant. In 1911 the family moved to Harrington. Apr 14, 1913, Bess Froman and Charles Amrine were married in Spokane. From 1919 to 1920 they worked for Frank Gateley. In 1920 Mr. Amrine learned the barber trade and owned the Palm Shop here. The Amrines moved to Seattle in 1925. (Citizen-5 Dec 1958)

Amrine, Charles

Committal services for Charles O. Amrine were held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington at 2 PM Sunday, Sept 23. Mr. Amrine died Thursday morning, Sept 20, 1956, in Doctor’s Hospital, Seattle, where he had been ill about a week. Rev Richard N England officiated at Hillcrest. Eli Duncan of Danekas and Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of the rites. Pall bearers were: Frank Gately, Lloyd Talkington, Buriage Armstrong, Robert Stone, Tom Stone and George Kloster. Charles Amrine was born Sept 1, 1885 at Eureka Springs, AR. His father died when he was a small boy. His mother remarried and the young son took the name of his step-father. Charley came to Davenport in about 1907 where he had an uncle, Dr Moore. He later came to Harrington where another uncle, John Moore, resided. In 1913 he married Bess Froman. One year the couple lived on the Gateley farm where Charley worked for Frank. He later learned the barber trade which he followed the rest of his life. Mr. Amrine enlisted in the tank corps of the army in 1918. Tank corpsmen fatalities were high, but Charley preferred to be in a branch of the service which he didn’t have to walk. Col Dwight D Eisenhower was his commanding officer. Soon after Charley enlisted the Armistice was signed and he came home. Mr. and Mrs. Amrine lived in Spokane a year, and in 1920 Mr. Amrine purchased the barber shop from Del Morgan, and returned to Harrington. In 1925 the Amrines moved to Seattle… The Amrines lived at Edmonds for a time, when Mrs. Amrine’s father, Tom Froman, lived with them. After his death the family returned to Seattle…. Surviving Charley Amrine are his wife, Bess, daughter, Mrs. Kenneth DeMouth (Elaine), and several half-brothers E. H. Amrine at Kirkland, one at Bellingham, and several in the East. Two infant sons of Mr. and Mrs. Amrine, and the parents of Mrs. Amrine are buried in the family plot at Hillcrest. …

(Citizen Sept 28, 1956)

Amrine, infant son of Chas

The infant son of Charles Amrine lived only a few hours. (Citizen-15 Sept 1916)

Andersch, Jean M. ,

Funeral service for Jean M. (Williams) Andersch, 77, who died May 17, was conducted at Davenport May 20. Burial was in the Harrington cemetery. Mrs. Andersch was born May 24, 1922, the daughter of Agnes and Royce Williams of Mohler, WA. She grew up there with two sisters, Shirley and Evelyn, and a brother, Kieth. She graduated in 1940 from Harrington HS and married James L. Andersch of Great Falls, MT. The couple had three children, Diane, Laurel and Marc. After her husband’s death in 1997 after battling cancer, she moved to the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport. She also was preceded in death by her parents, brother and daughter Laurel. She leaves her son, Marc of Lacey; a daughter, Diana J. Andersch of Spokane; sisters, Shirley Stafford and Evelyn Unbewust. (Dav. Times)

Andersch, Laurel Jay –1961

Laurel Andersch died at Lakeland Village, Wednesday morning of last week following hospitalization there for 2 ½ years. Laurel was born May 24, 1947 and from birth she was a victim of cerebral palsy. Her mother, Jean Andersch and the children came to Mohler several years ago to live near her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Royce Williams, and Laurel received care from these family members. Laurel is survived by her mother, Jean, sister Diana, brother Marc, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Williams; her father, James Andersch, and grandmother, Mrs. Effie McLeod. Private funeral services were held Friday and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-23 Feb 1961)

Anderson, Chas W.

Graveside services were held Apr 5 at Hillcrest Cemetery for Charles W Anderson, husband of Edythe Anderson. The Andersons are former residents of Harrington.  Their children include Mrs. Robert (Lorna) Martin, Spring Valley, CA; Elna Enders, Lynnwood, WA; William Anderson, San Diego. Charles Anderson was the brother of Pearl McNeal, Spokane, Helen Mudd, Moses Lake and Dr John Anderson, Wilbur. (Dav. Times-8 Apr 1976)

Anderson, Dan E

Dan E. Anderson—Passed away Feb 13, 1998 in Spokane, WA. His home, Davenport. He is survived by his wife Eillene, at the home; three sons, Terry Anderson and wife Deborah of Davenport, WA; Randy Anderson and wife Lynne of Spirit Lake, ID; and Fred Bell and wife Mary of Davenport; two daughters, Judy Mustain and husband John of Rathdrum, ID and Jolene Moeller and husband Vince of Clayton, WA; 15 grandchildren; four brothers, Forrest Pry, Hayden Lake, ID; Ray Anderson, Kettle Falls, WA; Albert Anderson, Snohomish, WA; and Dick Anderson, Fruitland, WA; two sisters, Mary Gifford, Gifford, WA and Lillie Dashiell of Cedonia, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He was a member of the Trinity Bible Fellowship and the VFW. Served in the US Army in Korea and he was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Assn and the Natl Rifle Assn. (Spokesman)

Anderson, Edgar  Sherman

E. S. Anderson, long-time resident of Harrington until he moved to Davenport 8 years ago, passed away at his home there Sunday evening, Dec 5, (1948) following a heart attack. Edgar Sherman Anderson was born Feb 20, 1868 at Nelsonville, Ohio. He married Leota Mae Tuttle May 21, 1900 at Winterset, Ohio and in that same year came to Harrington. He farmed for a time but soon moved to town and resumed his trade, that of a contractor and carpenter. The Andersons moved to Davenport and opened a tourist cabin court at the west entrance to the city. Surviving Mr Anderson besides his wife, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Maude Anstis and Mrs. Perry McNeil (Pearl) of Spokane; and Mrs. Raymond Mudd (Helen) of Electirc City; sons, Charles Anderson, Post Falls, ID; Dr John Anderson, Wilbur; a sister, Mrs. Mary Stewart, Caldwell, ID; a brother, Wilbur Anderson, Guthrie Center, Iowa. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in the family plot where an infant daughter, Mary Susan who died in 1902, is buried. (Citizen-10 Dec 1948)

Anderson, Elizabeth Ann ???

Anderson, Joseph N.

Joseph Anderson’s funeral was held at the Baptist Church Thursday afternoon of last week, the Rev F. M. Knoll officiating. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased was born Feb 24, 1846 near Springdale, AR and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas Phillips, near Harrington, Monday, Dec 10th, 1923. He was 77 years, 9 months and 17 days old. During the Civil War he served with the Southern Army and was wounded in battle. In 1869 he married Miss Tilitha Graham to which union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. They made their home in Arkansas until the death of Mrs. Anderson in 1913. Five years ago Mr. Anderson came to Harrington and made his home with his daughter her ever since. He was converted and joined the Baptist Church when a young man and remained steadfast. He was a great lover of the Bible and spent much time reading the Scripture. He was also a member of the Masonic order. The funeral was held under the auspices of Harrington Post No 95 American Legion. The pall bearers were: Boyd Fink, Wm Schmidt, H P Stone, Fred Urton, J. E. Kriegler and F. W. Eberlin. The Legion men marched in parade from the church to the grave, the colors in the lead. Clare Scott was color-bearer and the color guards were: Tom Stone and Lloyd Talkington. The firing squad was in charge of  Sgt E. R. Van Vickle and included: Ed Huber, Chas O. Amrine, Kenneth Wyatt, Elwood Turner, Robert Stone, Clifford Coleman, Ernest Makey and C. C. Tisdell. Van Hook of Davenport was bugler. At the grave the firing squad fired three volleys and taps were blown. The body of the old soldier was laid to rest in the folds of Old Glory.  Deceased is survived by all six children: Robert Anderson and William Anderson of Springdale, Arkansas; Roy of Oakland, CA; Mrs. Samantha White of Springdale, AR; Mrs. Louise Owen of Pamona, CA; and Mrs. Chas Phillips of Harrington. (Citizen Dec 21, 1923)

Anderson, Leota May (Tuttle)

Mrs. E. S. Anderson of Davenport was stricken with  a heart attack Thursday of last week and passed away that evening (Aug 5, 1954). Leota May Tuttle was born Jan 18, 1874 at Antrim, Ohio. May 21, 1900 she was married to E S Anderson at Chicago, IL. The couple left for the West to make their home at Harrington, to where Mr. Anderson had come in 1898. They stopped in MT to visit relatives, and arrived in Harrington in June. Mr. Anderson died Dec 5, 1948. Funeral services for Mrs. Anderson were held from the Davenport Methodist church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, in the family plot beside her husband and their infant daughter, Mary Susan, eldest child in the family who died at the age of four months. Survivors include her children, Mrs. E. W. Anstis (Maude), Charles Anderson, Dr John Anderson, Mrs. Perry McNeal (Pearl), Mrs. Raymond Mudd Sr. (Helen); 2 sisters, Mrs. Orah Bond and Mrs. Besse Thacker. A third sister, Mrs. Della Ranklin who visited here two years ago died this spring. (Citizen-13 Aug 1954)

Anderson, Mabel --- 1962

Anderson, Mary, (infant of E. S.)

Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Anderson have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their little daughter, May, who died Monday. The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church, with Rev Garretson officiating. Four little girls were pallbearers. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-18 Oct 1901)

Anderson, Rufus Dean

Old Newspaperman and Former County Treasurer Died at Harrington Today—R D Anderson died at his home at Harrington early this morning from Spanish influenza. The funeral was held at 10:30, several going over from Davenport to attend, the services being the grave only, and of short duration. R D was publisher of the old Sprague Times for a number of years. He was deputy county treasurer for about 4 years and was elected treasurer in 1908 and 1910. At the expiration of his office in 1912 he accepted a position as bookkeeper and assistant manager of the Harrington Harvester Co which position he held until his death. He leaves a wife and son…. He was a member of Sprague Lodge Knights of Pythias. (Dav. Times Tribune Oct 18, 1919)

"R. D. Anderson, the Republican candidate for county treasurer, was born in Wells, MN, in 1872. The following year the family moved to Hamilton, IL, where he was given a good high school education. Mr. Anderson came to Washington in 1890 and located at Sprague where he lived until coming to Davenport in the spring of 1906 to take the position of chief deputy in the county treasurer’s office. He has been a property owner and tax payer in this county for many years. For the past twenty years Mr. Anderson has either had some clerical position of trust or been in business for himself. His business training and his experience in the treasurer’s office eminently fits him for the work of the office he seeks and this, combined with his honesty and integrity, makes him the logical candidate for the office. His popularity is shown by the vote he received in the primaries, which was larger than any other candidate’s on either ticket and it would be no surprise if the same result was shown in the November election." (Citizen: 10-23-1908; political advertisement)

Anderson, Sarah

Wife of Fruitman Dies Here—On last Sunday the fruit wagon of David Anderson who makes this town, pulled into the McInnis barns to rest up for trade on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson took rooms at the Brenchley lodging house. The weather was unfavorable and Mrs. Anderson fell ill. Mrs. Sarah Anderson was 51 years old. She was born in England, and has some brothers and other relatives residing in Ontario. The interment took place Friday in the city cemetery. Services were held at the undertaking parlors of Mr. J. E. Turner and conducted by Rev Samuel H King of the Presbyterian Church. Miss Irma Turner sang a solo, and a quartet rendered an appropriate hymn. The people of Harrington placed beautiful flowers on the casket and extended their sympathy to the bereaved husband. Mr. Anderson lives on the Columbia River about four miles from Peach. (Citizen Oct 25, 1912)

Andrews, Oscar

Oscar Andrews was taken to Spokane Saturday by J. E. Turner in his ambulance and was operated upon for appendicitis. It was found the appendix had burst before operating and gangrene had set in. He was in a very critical condition. His wife was sent for Wednesday morning and Bob Charlton, accompanied by Dan Brown and Mrs. Paul Beck drove her to Spokane. Later:--Mr. Andrews died at 3:30 Thursday morning. J. E. Turner of the Harrington Funeral Home was called and brought the body to Harrington. As we go to press, funeral arrangements are awaiting the arrival of two sons from California. Obituary next week. (Citizen  March 15, 1935) Death Writes Finis for Oscar Andrews.—Oscar Andrews was born Jan 11, 1871 at Richland Center, WI and departed this life at Spokane, WA on March 14, 1935 following a sudden appendicitis attack and operation. His parents emigrated from WI to the Odessa country while he was still in his early years and before there was much of a town there. After learning the carpenter’s trade it became his privilege to assist in the building of many of the first residences and business buildings in that town. On Nov 25, 1907 he was united in marriage to Julia Hawk of Odessa. Three sons were born to this union, the first preceding his father in death at the age of six months. The family moved from Odessa to Harrington about 1912 and Mr. Andrews took a position with the Charlton boys in the Ford Garage. From Harrington the family went to California in 1922 where they remained for 13 years, the major portion of this time being spent at Monterey. Mr. & Mrs. Andrews returned to Harrington in April of 1934, and during the summer was in the employ of his old boss, Conrad Eckhart of Odessa, while he was building elevators at Mohler and Harrington for the United Grain Growers,Inc. At the beginning of the school year he was given the position of bus mechanic for Harrington Consolidated District #191, and in connection with that, drove one of the busses. Deceased is survived by his widow, 2 sons, Elge of Soledad, CA; Milton of Monterey, CA; his mother, an aged lady up in her latter eighties in WI; a brother, Lester Andrews, of Antioch, CA and 2 sisters residing in the East. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev Ralph Weyrick Saturday, March 16th. Music for the occasion was provided by a quartet composed of Miss Hedra Hansen, Mrs. Ernest Cronrath, W. J. Lamparter, and W. E. Sherrill, with Mrs. W. J. Lamparter at the piano. Pall bearers were: Oscar Long, Bryan Cormana, Lester Smith, George Kitt, Jr., Clyde Charlton and C. C. Warwick. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery… Tuesday morning, driving his father’s car from Harrington, and accompanied by his mother, Elge Andrews left for Soledad, CA where the mother will remain with her sons. (Citizen Mar 22, 1935)

Anthony, infant daughter of G.

The little baby girl of G. Anthony, who arrived a short time ago, contracted diphtheria en route here and after a short severe illness succumbed to the disease. Quarantine was established as soon as it was discovered by the health officer and it is believed all other ____ will develop. (Citizen-21 Nov 1902) (News item of 1-16-1903 reads: “Mr. & Mrs. Anthony have returned to their former home in Iowa.”)

Anthony, Samuel, –try 3-1918

Apt, Ora J. Soash, ---1964  has TS

Archibald, John R. ,

J R Archibald, who accidentally met his death near Downs, WA, Thursday of last week, was interred in the Harrington Cemetery Sunday by Harrington Lodge No 160, IOOF. Mr. Archibald having been a member of Smithland Lodge No 620 of Smithland, Iowa. The deceased, who lived on one of Jack Burgess’ farms, was going home from Downs Thursday evening with a six-horse load of lumber, and in the dark his wagon ran off a grade, upsetting and catching him under the load, killing him instantly. To all appearance he was asleep when the wagon upset and never realized any thing after. He left a wife and 3 small children. (Citizen Feb 3, 1905)

Armagost, Pete E.

P. E. Armagost, a carpenter and contractor who has made Harrington his home for a dozen years, died suddenly of heart disease last Tuesday morning at the home of Ed Finnell near Wheatland, Adams County. The body was brought to town by Undertaker Turner, and taken in charge by Court Harrington No 85, Foresters of America, under whose auspices the interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery yesterday afternoon, after a funeral sermon at the Evangelical Church conducted by Rev Barnhart. Deceased was about 73 years old and had no relatives in this state. A son was wired at Farlington, Kansas, but it was afterward learned that he had gone to Illinois. Mr. Armagost was an upright and honorable man in all his dealings, and made friends wherever he went by his kind disposition and generous nature, a host of whom followed him to his last resting place. (Citizen May 5, 1905)

Armstrong, Bernice Esther, infant

Armstrong, Christina (Schultz)

Mrs. Christina Schultz Armstrong, died in Spokane, Sept 16, 1969. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Armstrong was born in Canada in March 14, 1899. She lived in Harrington from age two until the time of her death. She married Buriage Armstrong in Oct, 1919 and they had 3 children. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Dobson and Mrs. Georgia Kinzel; one son, Norman; 5 brothers: John, Phillip, Louis, William and Herman Schultz; and 5 sisters; Mrs. Julia Mohr, Mrs. Lydia Scholpflin, Mrs. Mary Amundson, Mrs. Elizabeth Scholpflin and Mrs. Lottie Squire. (Dav. Times-25 Sept 1969)

Armstrong, Dean H           2013

“Dean H Armstrong, 91, of Kennewick, WA, died on Aug 27, 2013. Dean lived most of his life in Harrington, WA. He was born on April 2, 1922, in his grandfather Turner’s house in Spokane, to his parents, William B Armstrong and Maude E Armstrong.  Dean was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 68 years, Margery L Armstrong, and siblings, Rowena Scheyer, Winifred Baker, Herbert Armstrong and Marjorie Tanke Peters.  Dean met the love of his life in first grade. Dean and Margery graduated from Harrington High School in 1940 and attended Washington State College, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Dean and Margery were married on Dec 26, 1942.  Dean enlisted in the US Army Ready Reserve in 1942. He was called to active military service in 1943. Dean served in the Third Army, 743rd Railroad Operations Battalion. He left for Europe in Oct 1944 and his battalion was stationed for the duration of the war in Antwerp, Belgium.  After the war he served with the Second Military Railroad Service and delivered mail between Frankfurt, Germany and Salzburg, Austria.  Dean returned home in May 1946. he and Margery lived in Harrington for most of the remainder of their lives, where Dean was a wheat farmer until he retired in 1992. They moved to Kennewick in 2009 to be near their son, Jan R Armstrong, and daughter-in-law, Gail L Armstrong. Dean is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, many nieces and nephews, dear life-long friends from Harrington, and new friends from Kennewick.  Farming was Dean’s life passion. However, he also found time to be active in various roles at his church over many years, served as a Harrington city councilman, and as a member of the regional school committee tasked with approving inter-district property transfers. His Harrington friends will remember his daily walks around town during his retirement years. Dean also enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and having a dog in his lap to pet.  Dean has requested that there be no memorial service.  Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman-Review: undated 2013)

Armstrong, Edgar A., (Sleepy)

Funeral services were held Saturday for Edgar A (Sleepy) Armstrong. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Born March 2, 1887 in Baxter Springs, KS, he died June 4, 1975 in Davenport, WA. In 1908 Armstrong traveled with his parents George “Doc” and Mary Eliza Armstrong to Harrington where he was reared and lived off and on through the years with his wife Ethyl, retiring in Harrington several years ago. Horse racing was “Sleepy’s” life. He is survived by his wife Ethyl, one son Albert of CA; and two sisters Florence Defabaugh and Fannie Hambright. (Dav. Times-12 June 1975)(Edit: Sleepy Armstrong had three marriages, Lottie Brown in 1907, Marion Frost from 1925-1931, and Ethel Strange from Oct 15, 1935 until his death.)

Armstrong, Ethel L. (Strange) ,

Ethel L. Armstrong passed away April 27, 1999. Ethel was born July 1, 1914 in Kamloops, BC, Canada, to George T. and Ellen (Jones) Strange. She married Edgar A. Armstrong on Oct 15, 1935 in Redwood City, CA. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by one step-son, Albert Armstrong of CA; one brother, Albert Strange of Edmonton, Alberta; one sister, Dora Webster of Vancouver, BC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Sleepy” Armstrong; 2 brothers, Fred and Ray Strange; and one sister, Ivy Palin. Family graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-13 May 1999)

Armstrong, George.---1918

Harrington’s first war-time casualty came Sunday night, June 24, 1918, with the death of George Armstrong, of pneumonia, at Camp Lewis. Last rites were held here Thursday from the Baptist church. The IOOF lodge and Home Guard unit had parts in the rites. Surviving George are his wife, mother, brothers, W. B. and Edgar Armstrong; sisters, Fannie Armstrong, Mrs. Earl Defabaugh, Mrs. F. E. Smith (Stella) and Mrs. C. F. Richards. (Citizen-29 June 1918)

Armstrong, George A. “Doc” ,

Last rites were held Apr 28, for George A “Doc” Armstrong who passed away Apr 25, 1945 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Defabaugh, in Spokane. Interment was in the family plot in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Armstrong are his children, Mrs. Leoda Richards, Mrs. Stella Smith, Mrs. Florence Defabaugh, Mrs. Fannie Hambright and E A Armstrong; two brothers, Noel Armstrong (93 yrs) and Rufe Armstrong; and a sister, Mrs. Ida Harmon. Mrs. Armstrong passed away in 1941, and two sons preceded him in death, George A, in WW I, and W B in 1938. Buriage Armstrong of Harrington is a nephew of Mr. Armstrong. “Doc” Armstrong celebrated his 88th birthday Feb 8, 1945. Forty-four years were spent in this community. He joined the Baptist church at Harrington. Interesting events of his life were published in the Feb 16, 1945 issue of the Citizen. (Citizen-4 May 1945)

*Armstrong, Herbert

Funeral services were held Tuesday July 8(1975) at the Community Church in Harrington for Herb Armstrong

who died July 4 at his home in Harrington at the age of 61.  The Rev. Floyd Young and Rev. James Hansen officiated and burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Bill Floyd, Harold Turner, Dave Overmyer, Brownie Graham, Cliff Swenson and Robert Sewall, active and Ray Lamp, Lloyd Anderson, Marvin Anderson, Bill Zagelow, Emanuel Barelemay and Clarence Coley, honorary.  Music was provided by Mrs. Jean Green at the organ and Mrs. Gary Guhlke, soloist.  Herbert Luther Armstrong was born July 27, 1913, at the home of his parents, William B. and Maude Armstrong in Harrington and spent his entire life as a resident of the community.  His love of farming was cultivated at an early age as he watched wheat farming progress from the mule-team days of his grandfather Luther Turner to the modern methods used today.  A graduate of Harrington High School, he was married October 2, 1937 to Louella Zicha of Odessa and they moved to the family's "Valley Farm" southeast of Harrington.  Along with wheat farming and cattle ranching, Mr. Armstrong had a love of thoroughbred horses which carried through to his raising and later training of thoroughbred colts.  In 1957 "Sir William" was entered in the Kentucky Derby but fate kept Mr. Armstrong from ever seeing the blue grass state when "Sir William" broke his leg during a race only days before the derby.  In 1960 Herb received the coveted honor of being named Washington's "Turf Man of the Year".  Mr. Armstrong was also an architect and an inventor and had patents on machinery he had "invented" to fit a situation.  Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Bright Hope Chapter, No. 79, of O.E.S., Harrington; Acacia Lodge F and AM, Davenport and the Washington Horse Breeders Assoc.  He is survived by his wife Louella at the home; one daughter, Marciel Cronrath of Harrington and one son, William Strong of Davenport.

Also surviving Mr. Armstrong is a brother, Dean Armstrong of Harrington, and sisters Rowena Scheyer of Port Townsend, Wa, and Winnie Baker and Marjorie Tanke of Harrington.  Numerous nephews and nieces and grandchildren also survive him.

Armstrong, Louella 2004

"Louella Armstrong. Harrington.—Memorial services for Louella Armstrong, 86, were held Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Chepel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with pastor William Bull officiating. Mrs. Armstrong, who died June 16, 2004, was a lifelong resident of Harrington. She was born in Odessa on July 13, 1917. Her parents, Louis and Della Zicha, were farmers in the Odessa area. After she graduated from Odessa High School, she soon met her future husband, Herb Armstrong. They were married Oct 2, 1937, and the couple moved to Harrington. She and Herb farmed east of town, raising wheat and cattle, as well as thoroughbred racehorses. For the last three years, Mrs. Armstrong was a resident of Rose Petal Square at the Lincoln Nursing Home. She enjoyed going to exercise class and church services. She was a good friend to many of the staff and residents. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Harrington Church of the Nazarene, as well as a member of the Lincoln Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and a Rainbow Mother Advisor. She was also a member of the Harrington Women’s Club. Mrs. Armstrong will be remembered for being a wonderful homemaker and cook. She had a generous, giving nature and a deep devotion to her family. Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her husband, Herb, her brother, Donald ‘Bud’ Zicha, her daughter, Marcial, and son-in-law, Mel Cronrath. She is survived by her sister, Marciel Golm of Omak; her son, Bill Armstrong and wife Barbara of Harrington; grandsons, Bryan Armstrong and wife Katie of Harrington; Brad Armstrong and wife Brandi of Orient, WA; Mitch Cronrath and wife Tammy, and Michael Cronrath of Harrington; granddaughter, Maureen Whitman and husband Hal of Tekoa, WA; and 8 great-grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 6-24-2004)  Louella Zicha Armstrong died June 16, 2004 in Davenport with burial in Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery. (see file). She was born in Odessa on July 13, 1917, the daughter of Louis and Della (Cordes) Zicha. She married Herb Armstrong on Oct 2, 1937 and they farmed in Harrington. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-24-2004)

Armstrong, Margery L     2011

“Margery L Armstrong, (age 88), of Kennewick, Washington, died on June 5, 2011. Margery lived most of her life in Harrington, Washington, and was born there on July 21, 1922, to Gottlieb and Christine Knapp. Margery was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Hedwig Wagner, Karl Knapp, George Knapp, Pauline Longmore and Alice LePere. Margery met the love of her life, Dean H Armstrong, in first grade. Margery and Dean graduated from Harrington High School in 1940 and attended Washington State College, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. They were married on Dec 26, 1942. In early 1943 Margery returned home to Harrington while Dean began his military service. When Dean returned in 1946, they lived in Harrington where Margery was a homemaker and Dean was a wheat farmer. They moved to Kennewick in 2009 to be near their son, Jan R Armstrong, and their beloved daughter-in-law, Gail L Armstrong.  Margery is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews that meant the world to her, dear friends from Harrington, and new friends she met during her time in Kennewick. Margery was a wonderful, caring compassionate wife, mother, aunt and friend.  Music was Margery’s passion, and she spent her entire life playing the piano and organ. She was the organist at her church in Harrington for over five decades and played at innumerable weddings and funerals. She also taught piano lessons for many years. She was active in various roles at her church, served as a director on the Harrington School Board, and served for many years as a trustee of the Lincoln Hospital Foundation. She was a 61 year member of Chapter AG of the PEO Sisterhood. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, cooking, and making cookies for her family and friends. She loved having a good cup of coffee or tea with her friends, along with some cookies.  Margery has requested that there be no memorial service. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: 2011)

Armstrong, Mary Eliza (Mrs. G. A.) ,

With members of her family at her bedside, Mrs. G. A. Armstrong quietly passed from this life Tuesday morning, April 1, 1941. She was ill the last few months and confined to her home. Mary Eliza Goodwin was born Dec 8, 1860 in southern Kentucky, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Zealand Goodwin. When she was 12 years old, her parents moved to Kansas, and later to the territory that became Oklahoma state. She united with the Baptist church as a young woman. She was married to G A Armstrong March 4, 1881, at Baxter Springs, KY. With their family, the Armstrongs came to Harrington in February, 1901, where they farmed for a number of years. They moved to town about 1931. Seven children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong, two of whom have passed on—George, who died during the World War, and W. B., who passed away in the fall of 1938. Those who survive Mrs. Armstrong are her 84 year old widower; one son, Edgar Armstrong of Seattle, WA; four daughters, Mrs. Finis Smith (Stella), Harrington; Mrs. Richards (Leoda), American Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Earl Defabaugh (Florence), Coeur d’Alene, ID; and Mrs. Finis Hambright (Fannie), Harrington; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sally Davis, Harrington; Mrs. Fannie Griffith, Englewood, CA; Mrs. Florence Hartley, Baxter Springs, KS; 3 brothers, Eli Goodwin, Harrington; Jim Goodwin, Davenport; and Perry Goodwin, Wise River, MT; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Community church Thursday… Gunderson’s Funeral Home had charge of the last rites. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Rebekah order and the Magnolia Rebekahs had charge of the services at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Armstrong shared bountifully in joys of this world. It was her privilege to celebrate with her life companion not only their golden wedding anniversary but also their 60th… (Citizen Apr 4, 1941)

Armstrong, Maude  1970

“Maude E Armstrong.—Her home, Harrington, Wash.  She is survived by 2 sons, Herbert L Armstrong and Dean Armstrong, both of Harrington; 3 daughters, Mrs Rowena Scheyer, Port Townsend, WA; Mrs Winifred Baker and Mrs Marjorie Tanke, both of Harrington; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one brother, Attie Turner, Harrington; and two sisters, Mrs Paul (Ruth) Travis; and Mrs Lois Heavener, both of Spokane. She was a member of the Magnolia Rebecca Lodge and Community Church, the Harrington Women’s Club and the Harrington Golf and Country Club, all of Harrington. Funeral services Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. from the Community Church, Harrington, WA. Rev Melvin Fenner officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 6-17-1970)

  Armstrong, W. B., ---1938

Harrington and Lincoln County paid tribute to the memory of W. B. Armstrong, one of its favorite sons, Thursday forenoon when all business houses of the town, and the county court house were closed during the morning. William B. “Bill” Armstrong was born March 18, 1882, at Miami, OK, and came as a young man to Harrington in 1900. In 1905 he married Miss Maude Turner. They engaged in farming, but have lived in town much of the time. Me was prominently affiliated with civic, fraternal and church affairs. He was one of the promoters of the former mule shows. He served as councilman and mayor, and served on the board of education (1927-1932). He was serving his second term as Commissioner from the Second District, at the time of his death. Tuesday he underwent an operation for a gall bladder ailment, pneumonia developed and he died on Monday afternoon (Oct 31, 1938). Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Armstrong are his widow, Maude, two sons, Herbert and Dean, 3 daughters, Mrs. H. P. Scheyer (Rowena), Mrs. Lowell Baker (Winnifred), and Mrs. Robert Tanke (Marjorie); his parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. A. Armstrong; one brother, Edgar; four sisters, Mrs. Stella Smith, Mrs. Fannie Hambright, Mrs. Leodia Richards and Mrs. Florence Defabaugh. He was a cousin of Burriage Armstrong. and a nephew of Mrs. Sally Davis, Eli Goodwin and Jim Goodwin. (Dav. Times-4 Nov 1938)

Armstrong, William Buriage

William Buriage Armstrong—Passed away Dec 27, 1985 in Ritzville, WA. His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by one son, Norman Armstrong, Craig, MT; two daughters, Dorothy Dobson, Georgia Lofgren, both of Spokane; preceded in death by his wife Christina, two grand-children… Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Armstrong, Woodrow William

Mayor and Mrs. W. B. Armstrong became the happy parents of a fifth child, a son, last Saturday, June 7th. It is quite generally a difficult matter to select a name for a child that is in keeping with the love and ambitions of the parents, but the parents in this case settled the matter easily by naming their young son “Woodrow” in honor of “The greatest man in the world”, as the mayor says, “the President of the United States..” Woodrow William Armstrong, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Armstrong, died of bronchial pneumonia Tuesday of this week. At the time of his death the little child was but seventeen days old, and the period of illness was of but short duration. Funeral services were held at the Armstrong home, Wednesday, Rev James Callahan officiating. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizens (June 13, June 27, 1919)  



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