Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...BR through BU 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach






Braden, Bertha May

Miss Bertha Braden departed from this life in her sleep Tuesday morning (Jan 19, 1943). Born near Jamesport, MO, Jan 28, 1875, she grew to womanhood there, and united with the Methodist church. In 1901 she came to WA with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Braden. She followed her seamstress trade. Miss Braden transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church here, and was a charter member of the Congregational church when it merged.  Funeral services will be held today from the Community church. Surviving Miss Braden are her two brothers, J. Albert Braden at the home, and Homer Braden in Seattle; one nephew and 5 nieces, among them Miss Lillian McCue in Spokane and Mrs. Frank Servias, WI, whom the Bradens reared following the death of their mother, and later the death of their father. J. A. Braden received a letter Tuesday following his sister’s death, that brought word of the death of their brother-in-law, O P Robinson in MO. Mrs. Robinson, the former Nellie Braden, died in 1927. (Citizen-22 Jan 1943)

(Lincoln Co Health death card shows her father as John L Braden and her mother as Sarah E Phillips.)

Braden, James Albert

Death came to J. A. Braden July 13, 1953 at a nursing home in Spokane. His health had steadily failed during the last two years. James Albert Branden was born Oct 11, 1868, on a farm near Jamesport, MO, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Braden. There he attended Grand River College and worked on the farm until age 27, when he started his teaching career in rural schools. He continued this profession 6 years in MO and 15 years in WA rural school districts adjacent to Harrington. In the spring of 1901, with his parents, brother Jesse Homer Braden, and sister, Bertha, he came to Harrington. In 1916 he entered the employ of the Harrington Lumber Co where he worked 16 years. In 1901 he transferred his church membership from the Antioch Methodist Church South to the Harrington Presbyterian church. Later he was a charter member of the merging into the Harrington Community church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in the plot with his parents and sister. Another sister, Mrs. E. E. McCue, is buried near the Braden lot. Mr. Braden is survived by his brother, Jesse Homer Braden, sister-in-law, Mrs. Ora Braden and nieces & Nephews. (Citizen-17 July 1953)

Braden, John L.,

John L. Braden was born at Galion, Morrow County, Ohio, Dec 30, 1838, and died at Harrington, WA, Wednesday morning, Sept 28, 1910.  Mr. Braden enlisted in Company E, 187th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers and saw two years of service in the Civil War on behalf of the country he loved. He passed through many bitterly contested engagements and lived to see the cause he espoused gain victory and vindication. He went to Missouri in 1865, was united in marriage with Sarah E. Phillips in Jan 1867 and made his home in that state until 1901, moving to Harrington, which has since been his home. This union was blessed with 9 children, four of whom, Mrs. Nellie Robinson, of Jamesport, MO; Albert, Homer and Bertha of Harrington, together with his wife and 5 grandchildren survive him. One daughter, Mrs. E. E. McCue, preceded him in that journey to that house not made with hands, eternal in the skies. Mr. Braden was a member of the Masonic fraternity which he joined 51 years ago, and his name has been on the roster of Laurel Lodge No 119 F & AM and also the roster of Bright Hope Chapter No 79, OES, since their institution in this city. The Masons took charge of the funeral, Thursday, assembling at the Braden home at 10 AM and escorting the remains of their brother to the Presbyterian church where for an hour they lay in state while being viewed for the last time by those who through daily contact learned to honor him for his good qualities as a neighbor, friend and brother. At 11, Rev I. S. Leonard, pastor of the Baptist Church, delivered the funeral sermon….Brother John L. Braden was laid to rest in Harrington Cemetery directly after the ceremonies at the church. At the grave the masons performed their last sad rites over his remains and thus came the earthly end of a long, honest, industrious and upright career… Starting last winter with an attack of erysipelas, a cancer which had been checked some time before, began anew its attack upon him and while he occasionally rallied, he gradually grew more enfeebled until the end came. Brother Braden died in the faith of a Christian, having, during the time of his illness been baptized by Rev Chas Elrey, from which time he grew strong in faith in Christ and a spiritual life beyond this vale of tears…. (Citizen-Sept 30, 1910)

Braden, Sarah E .,

Mrs. Sarah E. Braden, one of the pioneers of this district, died at her home Sunday evening of this week at an age of 77 years, 8 months and 19 days. She had been in poor health for many months having suffered a stroke of paralysis that affected the left side two years ago. The funeral services were held Tuesday at the Presbyterian church of which organization she had been a member for many years. Deceased was born in Grundy Co, MO, in 1847. On Feb 23, 1867 she married John L. Braden, a veteran of the Civil War. To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom preceded her in death. In 1910 her husband died and was buried in the Harrington cemetery. The family moved to Harrington in 1901 and has resided here ever since. Deceased was a member of Magnolia Rebekah lodge and a charter member of Bright Hope Chapter OES. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters, J A Braden and Miss Bertha Braden of Harrington; Homer Braden of Port Walter, Alaska; and Mrs. Nellie Robinson of Jamesport, MO. Of the 5 grandchildren surviving, Miss Alice and Miss Lillian McCue made their home with the Braden family for the past five years. Deceased was laid to rest beside her husband in the family plot in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-1 Aug 1924) (Her death certificate at Lincoln County shows her date of birth as 9 Nov 1846 at Jamesport, MO; her father was Louis Phillips and her mother Martha Phillips.)

Bramer, Myrtle E., --- d.1971

Mrs. Myrtle E. Bramer, resident of Harrington for many years, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on Nov 29, 1971. Mrs. Bramer was born Aug 18, 1925 in Wilton, MN to Mr. & Mrs. Earl McFarland. She moved to Harrington in 1943, she was married to Wallace Bramer and they took up residence there. Mrs. Bramer is survived by her husband, Wallace, two children (Sandra and Donald), two brothers (Earl and Jay), and four sisters (Sylvia LaCombe, Edith Yelle, Edna Wold and Adeline Krause). She was preceded in death by a brother Cliff and two sisters, Nora and Golda. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-9 Dec 1971)

Bramer, Wallace --- 1981

“Funeral services were held at the Harrington Community Congregational Church Wednesday, June 10 for former Harrington town marshal Wally Bramer, who died June 5 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.  Officiating the services was the Rev Ralph Wakeman. Bramer, born on Nov 13, 1909, was marshal here for 25 years and resided in Spokane when he died.  He retired as town marshal near the end of 1974.  He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Rodgers of Spokane; a son, Don Bramer of Moscow, Idaho two sisters, Del la Johnson of Portland , OR, and Hazel Smeltzer of Longview, WA.” (Davenport Times:  6-25-1981)

Branard, W. H., ---

*Braune, Darlene L .,

Darlene L Braune (age 68).—Passed away on Jan 6, 2002 in Spokane, WA,  following a 55 year series of illnesses related to a heart condition. She was born in 1933 in Mohler, WA to Mr. & Mrs. Solly Miller. They were a farm family. Darlene attended school in Harrington, graduating from high school in 1952. She continued her education at WSU where she received her degree in 1956. A 45 year resident of Spokane, Darlene is survived by her husband of 43 years, Edmund W “Corky” Braune.

Braune, Edmund W               2013

“Edmund W ‘Corky’ Braune, (age 85). Passed away on June 14, 2013 of natural causes. Corky was born Jan 12, 1928 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Paul and Genevieve (Garvey) Braune. He was the youngest of their eight children. After graduating from high school, Corky attended Idaho state College and Gonzaga University until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he was introduced to his life-long law enforcement career. After his service in the Air Corps, he became a deputy sheriff in Idaho. In 1953 Corky joined the Spokane County Sheriff’s office. He retired from there in 1983 as Captain of Detectives. He married the love of his life, Darlene Miller of Mohler, Washington and they enjoyed 43 years of fun and traveling until her death in 2002.  Through the years Corky has been on the boards of and actively involved with many organizations and charities of which one of his favorites was Morning Star Boys Ranch. He was also a 45+ year member of Central Lions Club.  Corky enjoyed reminiscing about his life-long friends and about the families and children in his neighbor that he and Darlene watched grow up.  He is survived by 13 nieces and nephews: Paul Michael Braune of Spokane, Dominic Braune of Weslaco, TX, George Manning of Murrieta, CA, John Manning of Orlando, FL, Charles Manning of Encinitas, CA, Mary Oki, of West Covina, CA, Virginia Ritchie of Mission Viejo, CA, Francis Manning of Mission Viejo, CA, Paulette Lang of La Canada, CA, June Gross of Somerville, MA, Martha Gross of Bellingham, WA, Gregory Gross of Elk Grove, CA and Hilary Gross of Pleasanton, CA. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at 3 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home followed by a celebration of life reception at the Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA.” (Spokesman)

Bray, baby boy, 

"Bray, baby boy. Stillborn 23 Nov 1952. Cremated, Spokane, removal to Davenport Cemetery. Removal of ashes to Hillcrest Cemetery, 8 Aug 1954, Harrington, WA."

Brenchley, Elizabeth Mary (Goulter)

Mrs. R. Brenchley, who has been ill for some time, died at her home early Saturday; she was in her 79th year and had lived an eventful pioneer life. She was born in Southhampton, England, Nov 9, 1846 and came to America in 1862 when the Civil War was raging. She journeyed on to Missouri by train and there joined a wagon train of 60 ox teams and after 6 months on the plains, landed in Salt Lake, Utah. In 1864 she married Hugh Johnson, a Civil War veteran. To this union were born 7 children, 2 of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Nellie Despain of Casper, WY and Henry Johnson of Harrington… Hugh Johnson died in 1877 at Winnemucca, NV of pneumonia. Later on she married Daniel Lynch. Two children were born to this union, of which F M Lynch of Spokane survives. In 1888 Mr. Lynch having died, she moved to Duck Lake and on Dec 5, 1888 she married Richard Brenchley. She has lived in this vicinity ever since. Mr. Brenchley died in 1914. To the very last she maintained her deep interest in the affairs of the world and was an unusually intelligent woman. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Martha Lucas of Portsmouth, England; one brother, Wm Goulter, Filmore City, Utah; 3 children; 8 grandchildren… The funeral was held Sunday at the Baptist church. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Rebekahs, and the lodge sisters performed the last sad rites at the grave. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-24 Apr 1925) (Her death certificate at Lincoln County shows her father as Joseph Goulter.)

Brenchley, Richard

Richard Brenchley was born at Kent, England, Dec 4, 1833 and departed this life at Harrington, July 11, 1914. He leaves besides his widow, two sons, William Henry of Wilbur and Lester Brenchley of Almira; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bonneywell, 77, and Mrs. Dinah Kitt, 74, three step-sons, F M Lynch, Henry and Hugh Johnson; a step-daughter, Mrs. Nellie Despain and 5 grandchildren. When about 17 or 18 he came to Canada to work his way to manhood. Afterwards he went to Ohio, thence Paradise Valley, NV. He was married to Mrs. Lynch, Dec 4, 1888 by Rev Peck in this county. He was a pioneer of Lincoln County, first coming to Walla Walla with Edward Kitt, and later the 3 brothers-in-law, Richard Brenchley, Edward Kitt and William Bonneywell came to Lincoln County and took up homesteads near Duck Lake. Wm Bonneywell died 4 years ago on the same day, July 11. Two years ago Richard made a trip to England and while there suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. The cause of death was apoplexy. He suffered another stroke on the evening of the 10th and died the next morning. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the Harrington Cemetery by a large number of pioneers in 14 automobiles… (Citizen-17 July 1914)  

Brogan, Louise  (Blk 6 Lot 72)

“Birth: March 30, 1919; Died: March 21, 2008; Burial of Ashes: July 23, 2008.” ( Harrington City Hall records)

Brooks, Mahalah   (fixed)

Mrs. Mahalah Brooks, age 83, died in Harrington Thursday evening of last week and was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Saturday afternoon, the service being held at the Presbyterian Church, Rev Guy Denney, pastor of the Free Methodist mission, officiating. Deceased was born in Green County, TN, Dec 14, 1839 and all of her life had been spent on the frontiers of civilization in America. In 1855 the family moved into the state of Missouri. In 1862 she married John Starns but he lost his life by a falling tree a few months after the wedding. One child, a son, was born to them, W. F. Starns of Exeter, CA. During the Civil War both of Mrs. Brook’s parents died and she had one brother and a brother-in-law killed in the Confederate Army. Her sympathies were with the side of the South as long as she lived. For several years she was a widow but went West to California with her son in an immigrant train and settled near Stockton. In 1870 she married Micager Brooks, a widower with 10 children and they lived in the old Yokohol Valley. Here six children were born and raised. In 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Brooks and family came to Washington and settled in the Egypt country north of Davenport where they lived three years and then came to Harrington. M. Brooks died in April 1907 and was buried in the Harrington Cemetery. Since that time Mrs. Brooks had made her home with her daughter Mrs. John Tierney in Harrington. Mrs. Brooks had an active mind and kept well informed on all the main events of the world. She showed an active interest in all her children and step-children and kept in close touch with them by correspondence. She joined the Methodist Church at 11 years of age and remained a Methodist until her death. She was a constant reader of the Bible and her mind was stored with choice passages of scripture. Apparently she died of old age as she suffered no pain and was up and around for two hours before her death. One rather unusual request was made by the deceased, that was that there be no flowers. Deceased is survived by the following seven children: W. F. Starns, Exeter, CA; S. L. Brooks, Alpaugh, CA; L. T. Brooks, Hanford, WA; E. P. Brooks, Davenport, WA; C. A. Brooks, Astoria, WA; Mrs. Frank Hellinger, Devon, MT; and Mrs. John Tierney, Harrington, WA; and 6 step-children: Parker R Brooks, Sultana, CA; Mansel Brooks, Oroville, WA; P. V. Brooks, Klink, CA; Micager Brooks, Oakland, CA; Mrs. Minnie Burr, Hanford, CA, and Mrs. Mary Jordan, Exeter, CA. (Citizen-26 Jan  1923) (Her death certificate at Lincoln County shows her father as Benjamin Goodin and her mother as Polly Stockbridge, both born in TN.)

Brooks, Micager  

Mr. M. P. Brooks, aged 80 years and for the past 12 years a resident of Lincoln County, died at his home on the old Anderson place three miles northwest of Harrington Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. Mr. Brooks was well known in the northwest and west, having moved to California in 1858, coming from that state to Washington. He was a man who made friends wherever he went and kept the friends thus made. He was a native of Georgia. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev I. S. Leonard. Deceased had been a member  of the  Baptist  Church since the age of ____. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery. (Harrington Citizen) (Edit: Hillcrest Cemetery tomb-stone reads: Micager Brooks, Jan 6, 1827-April 1, 1907) M. Brooks died April 1st at 7:15 AM at his home three miles northwest of Harrington after an illness of over nine weeks. He was born Jan 6th, 1827 near of Harrington Cartersville, Georgia, being 80 years 2 months and 24 days old at his death. He grew to manhood in the state of Georgia and was married there to Miss Susan Sansing. To their union was born 9 children, 6 of whom survive him. He emigrated to Texas in 1849 and remained there until 1858 when he crossed the plains with ox teams to California and after enduring many hardships he landed in Tulare County, California near Visilia, on what was known as the old Yokohl Creek. Here he engaged in the sheep business for many years. In 1870 he was married to Mrs. Mahala Starns. To their union was born 6 children all of them still living to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a dear kind father. These children all live in the state of Washington. They are S. L .Brooks of Colfax, L. T. Brooks of Larene, Mrs. Frank Hellinger of Garfield, E. P. and C.A. Brooks and Mrs. J. J. Tierney of Harrington. The last three named with their mother were at his bedside when the end came. He died happy. Three weeks before his death he was asked about his future and his reply was “bury me any place and I will be all right as Christ has promised me never to leave me alone.” (Harrington Citizen4-26-07)      

M. Brooks died April 1st at his home three miles northwest of Harrington after an illness of over nine weeks. He was born Jan 6, 1827 near Cartersville, Georgia, being 80 years, 2 months and 24 days old at his death. He grew to manhood in the state of Georgia and was married to Susan Sansing. To their union was born nine children, 6 of whom survive him. He emigrated to Texas in 1849 and remained there until 1850 when he crossed the plains with ox teams to California and after enduring many hardships he landed in Tulare Co, CA, near Visilia, on what was known as the old Yokohl Creek. Here he engaged in the sheep business for many years. In 1870 he was married to Mrs. Mahala Starns. To their union was born 6 children, all of them still living to mourn the loss  of a loving husband and a dear, kind father. These children all live in the state of Washington. They are S. L. Brooks of Colfax, L. T. Brooks of Larene, Mrs. Frank Hellinger of Garfield, E. P. and C. A .Brooks and Mrs. J. J. Tierney of Harrington. The last three named with their mother were at his bedside when the end came. He died happy. Three weeks before his death  he was asked about his future and his reply was bury me any place and I will be all right as Christ has promised me never to leave me alone.” (Citizen-6 Apr 1907)

*Brothers, Hertha S. (Mrs. Thomas) ,

Mrs. Thomas Brothers died Sunday after an illness lasting several days. She is survived by a husband and six children. Her sister arrived only early this week and is now assisting the family, the members of which are now convalescing. (Citizen-25 Oct 1918)(Lincoln County death certificate shows Hertha Brothers born Jan 7, 1877 in Kansas to Altan Jinks. The maiden name of her mother was Lorriereau. Spouse was Thomas Brothers. She died 21 Oct 1918.)

Brothers, Thomas ,     (fixed)

Death, occurring at Dayton, removed Thomas Brothers from  among the living on Thursday May 17, at the age of 54 years, 9 months, and 23 days. The remains were brought to Harrington where they were laid to rest, May 20, beside those of his wife who preceded him in death, Oct 21, 1918 from Spanish influenza and pneumonia,  during the epidemic which took more than 20 of our citizens. Rev Ernest Goudge conducted the brief services at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Brothers was born in Mexico City, Mexico, July 24, 1879. He was employed by the Pacific Tel & Tel Co as trouble man at Harrington for many years, and from here he was transferred to Walla Walla. Left with a large family of children when Mrs. Brothers passed away, with the assistance of two nieces, the Misses Briarly,  while in Harrington, he kept the children together in the home and reared them. Mr. Brothers was a member of Knights of Pythias lodge of Pomeroy, also a member of Neighbors of Woodcraft. Surviving him are 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth E. Passfield, Clearwater, ID; Doris A. Brothers, Mrs. Mildred M. Horner  and Helen Brothers of Walla Walla; 2 sons, Thomas A. of Seattle, and Lawrence B. of Walla Walla; 2 brothers, Burt of Walla Walla and Abe of Seattle; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Cookson, Helena MT; Mrs. Fred Skooge, Seattle and Norma Brothers, Seattle. A brother, Natt, passed away early in March. Tom Brothers was a quiet, unassuming home man and an efficient employee, (Citizen–25 May 1934)

Brown, Cecil C.,

Funeral services for  Cecil C. Brown were held March 1, 1968 from Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. Georgia Cummings, Mrs. Kitty Lamparter, Mrs. Coleen Harder, Mrs. Theo Linden and Mrs. Cleo Warning; one brother, Jack Brown; Mr. Brown’s parents lived in Harrington at one time and he attended the local schools. (Dav. Times-7 March 1968)

Brown, Cortez

The career of another Harrington pioneer ended Jan 3, 1945 in a Spokane hospital when Cortez Brown, 77, passed away. Following the funeral his body was brought to Harrington for burial in Hillcrest Cemetery beside his wife who preceded him in death nine years ago. Born at Galatin, MO, Mr. Brown came west more than 40 years ago and farmed in northern Lincoln Co for a time. He moved to Harrington with his family and operated a stage line between Harrington and Davenport, first with a team, and later with an automobile. For 15 years he was superior court bailiff at Davenport. Six daughters, Mrs. Cummings, Mr. Hinshaw, Mrs. Schmidt, Mrs. Warning, Mrs. Harter and Mrs. Lamparter; three sons, Jack, Cecil and Dan survive him. (Citizen-12 Jan 1945)

Brown, Dan Lee

Dan Brown, former Harringtonian, died suddenly of a heart attack, after reporting for work Wednesday morning of last week. He was employed at Vancouver, WA in the highway department, as a foreman. Funeral services were conducted from Smiths Funeral Home in Spokane Tuesday, April 1, and interment was in Hillcrest, where Dan’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cortez Brown are buried. Born at Galleton, MO, May 6, 1898, Lee Dan Brown came to Harrington at the age of two, with his parents. He was reared here and attended the local schools. May 2, 1931 he married Iris Charlton. They moved to Vancouver on Sept 12, 1942 and Dan was employed in the ship yards during the war. Last summer he returned to work for the highway department. Surviving Dan besides his wife Iris, are sisters and brothers: Mrs. C. E .Schmidt, Mrs. Wilbur Harter, Mrs. Abb Linder and Mrs. Lawrence Warnning, all of Spokane; Mrs. Luther Cummings, Tekoa, WA; and Mrs. George Lamparter, Marysville, WA; Jack Brown of Spokane and Cecil Brown of Aberdeen, WA. Mrs. Brown remained at Harrington following the committal services and will be at the homes of her mother, Mrs. Ethel Charlton and her brother Robert Charlton, indefinitely….  Dan and Iris had recently purchased a 160-acre tract of land at Moses Lake, and also a new home in Vancouver which is still under construction. (Citizen Apr 4, 1947)

Brown, Edmund C.,

(Mrs. R. E. Marshall, nee Retha Brown, says her grandfather and grandmother, Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Brown (Virginia), are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington. Mr. Brown, who passed away in 1884 was first buried in a cemetery in another town, and after the Harrington cemetery was established, his body was moved here.—Dav. Times-15 Sept 1966 when Mrs. Marshall sent the obituary of her father, Harry Brown, who was buried in Porterville, CA.  Harry was born near Woodland, Colusa Co, CA in 1880 to parents who had come west during the gold rush years. His father the late Edmund C. Brown, came from Corinth, ME, around the Horn, to San Francisco in 1849 and his mother, the former Virgina Glascock, came to CA from MO by covered wagon in 1850. When Harry was four years, the family sold their farming land in CA and moved to a ranch near Spokane. The trip to the northwest lasted 3 months with all their livestock. )

Brown, Iris (see Davis),

*Brown, (Jack) John,  d. 7-11-69

Funeral services for Jack Brown were held Tuesday in Spokane. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by 5 sisters: Georgia Cummings, Cleo Warning, Theo Linden, Coleen Harter and Kitty Lamparter.

Brown, Laura   (Day) ,

After a serious illness of eight months Mrs. Cortez Brown passed away June 12, 1936. Laura Day was born Sept 30, 1870 at Kingston, MO. Here she was married to Cortez Brown April 21, 1888. Mr. Brown preceded the family to the west coming in 1902 and on Feb 3, 1903 he moved Mr. Brown and the family to Harrington, which place remained their home until 7 years ago. Mr. & Mrs. Brown joined the Presbyterian church here in 1909. Nine children were born to them, all of whom with the widower survive her. They are: Mrs. Luther Cumings (Georgia), Mrs. C. E. Schmidt (Lottie), Mrs. Herbert Hinshaw (Theo), Mrs. Henry Peebles (Cleo), Mrs. George Lamparter (Katherine), Dan, Mrs. Wilbur Harter (Colleen), Jack, Cecil; one brother, William Hoffman. (Citizen-19 June 1936)

Brown, Martha Irene

The little daughter, Martha Irene, 25 days old, of Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Brown, died at the J. J. Tierney farm, where Mr. & Mrs. Brown reside, on Thursday, Aug 3, at 10:15 AM. (Citizen-4 Aug-1916)

Brown, Virginia Glascock

Mrs. Virginia Glascock Brown, a pioneer of this section of Lincoln County, died here Sunday. Some time ago she was brought here from Marcus, suffering from a paralytic stroke, from which, for a time, she improved. The funeral was held Wednesday from the First Presbyterian Church, the pastor, Rev Samuel H King preaching the sermon. There was a large number of pioneer as well as later friends present and many beautiful floral offerings bedecked the bier. The choir was composed of Mr. & Mrs. Thompson, Miss Grace Jefferis and Mr. Hildebrand; Mrs. Weisgerber, the pianist. The pall bearers were C. W. Bethel, J. J. Cormana, J. L. Ball, Natt Witt, Geo M. Witt and Harry Ochs. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery. Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Turner, morticians, directed the funeral. Mrs. Virginia Glascock Brown was born Aug 29, 1849, in Missouri. At the age of two years, she crossed the plains with her parents, who settled near Woodland, CA, where on April 30, 1868 she was united in marriage with Mr. E. C. Brown. To this union there were born 7 children, three of whom died in infancy. In the year 1884 Mr. Brown moved his family to Washington, locating near Harrington, after his death, a year later, and since, she has been a continuous resident of Lincoln County, excepting what time she spent at Marcus with her son. She is survived by four children—William Frank Brown and Harrison Brown of Marcus, WA; Mrs. Elmer McKinney of Waitsburg and Mrs. William Gohlman of Harrington; 3 sisters and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Hannah Anderson, a sister from Nez Perce, Idaho, was present at the funeral. Mrs. Brown was for 30 years a member of the Christian Church in California. (Citizen Nov 28, 1913)

Brugger, Alfred

Alfred, the 18 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Chris Brugger died at the home of his parents near Harrington, Sept 23, 1907. He was recovering from an attack of diphtheria when he developed paralysis of the heart. This is the second child of Mr. & Mrs. Brugger to be claimed by death within two months. (Citizen-27 Sept 1907)

Brugger, Christian

Death claimed Christian Brugger Sunday morning following a serious illness Friday. Christian Brugger was born in Berne, Switzerland, March 29, 1855. When he became of military age he drilled two weeks annually in the Swiss army. In the spring of 1880 he came to the US, settling for a time in Illinois, but later that year he continued west and settled on the homestead in Lord’s Valley. In 1888 he married Rosina Mueller, who passed away in June, 1923. In 1908 Mr. Brugger returned to the old country to visit relatives. However, his parents were living in the US at that time. They had sold their farm that had been in the family 400 years, and came to the US in 1881. In the fall of 1914, the Bruggers retired from farming and moved to town. Mr. Brugger has been poorly for several years. His daughter, Mrs. Freda Johnson, has lived at the home and cared for him the past few years. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Mudd (Annie), of Adrian, MO; Mrs. Elizabeth Gossett of Bakersfield, CA; Mrs. Freda Johnson, at the home; 2 sons, Walter at Roseville, CA, and Robert on the farm northeast of town; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grand-children; and one brother, Carl Brugger of Brownstown, IL. Last year Mr. Brugger’s aunt, who had celebrated 100 birthdays, passed away at Brownstown, IL… Funeral services will be held Friday from the Evangelical church and interment will be in the family plot at Hillcrest. (Citizen-18 Dec 1942)

Brugger, Rosina (Muller)

Rosina Muller Brugger was born  July 9, 1856 at Bern, Switzerland, and died at her home in Harrington June 22, 1923. Apoplexy was the cause of death. She came to Harrington in March 1886 and made her home with her brother John Muller until April 1888 when she was married to Christian Brugger at Sprague, after which they located on the homestead 4 miles northeast of Harrington. The Bruggers moved into town a number of years ago. Mrs. Anna Mudd, Rev John Brugger, Lizzie Adams, Robert and Walter Brugger are surviving children; there were born to this union a son Alfred who died in 1907 and two babies died at birth. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-29 June 1923)

Bruns, Dora

At the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bruns, at 2 PM, Thursday, July 22, 1909; Dora, one of the twin baby girls that were born May 25, 1909. For a time she was the stronger of two, but was taken sick, and failed rapidly to the end. Services were conducted at the home Friday, July 23, by Rev F. L. Moore, who preached from Luke 20:36. (Citizen July 30, 1909)

Bruns, uncle of Fred

Fred Bruns’ uncle, who died at Bellingham, was buried here today. Rev E. C. Scott preached the funeral sermon in the Baptist church. (Citizen-15 May 1914)

Bruns, Henry

(assumed to be (John Henry Bruns) Co D 45th Wisc Inf. Civil


Henry Bruns, aged 80 (78) years, died at the home of his son, Fred Bruns, Friday morning of last week, after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral was conducted at the Evangelical church at 12 Sunday by Rev E. C. Scott of Wilbur. The remains were laid to rest under the direction of Undertaker J. E. Turner, in the Harrington Cemetery. De-ceased was born at Hanover, Germany, Feb 2, 1830. He emigrated to this country at the age of 14, locating in Wisconsin when that country was the Far West. He was married to Miss Charlotte Sponhultz in 1857, 13 children resulting from this union, 10 of whom are now living. His wife died at Colfax in 1904 (Edit: a correction the next week shows this to be 1894). During the past four years he has made his home with his son, F. W. Bruns and wife in Lord’s Valley, who in his last days of a lingering illness gave him the tenderest of care. About a year ago he was converted and since that time lived a Christian life, always ready to give testimony of God’s goodness to him. (Citizen-May 8, 1908)

Bruns, infant of Fred Bruns

The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Bruns which was born Friday, April 9th, died last Sunday morning and was buried Monday, April 19th. It lived but a short time to brighten the home, and the joy was soon turned into sorrow. The little one merely budded on earth to bloom in Heaven. “Verily,” Jesus said, “For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Citizen-Apr 23, 1909)

(Bruns, John)

(John Bruns, 41, committed suicide here last Monday… The body was prepared for shipment to Molson. Citizen-29 Oct 1920)

Bruns, John Henry (see Henry)  

Bryarly, Chas F. (Sox) 2006

"Harrington.—Funeral for Charles Francis (Sox) Bryarly, 96, are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 18, at Harrington Community Church with Pastor Steve McLachlan officiating. Vault interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mr. Bryarly, a Harrington resident, died Feb 11 in Davenport. He was born on June 21, 1909 in Tweadie, Wash., to Charles and Mabel (Jenks) Bryarly. He was a US Army WW II veteran, a member of Bluestem Grange, Harrington Community Church, Odd Fellows Lodge and American Legion and a charter member of Harrington Lions Club. He worked for the City of Harrington for several years and operated the bulldozer at the city landfill. He cleared the land for the Garden Spot Ranch near Deer Park that belonged to Gately and Lucht. His parents, a brother and six sisters preceded him in death. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Helen Bryarly, at the home; two children, Judy (and Monte) Robertson of Deer Park, and Michael (and Michelle) Bryarly of Spokane; 3 granddaughters, Denise (and Bill) Hansford, Paige (and Manuel) Ormaechea and Erica (and Mike) Reinoehl; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strates Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 2-24-2006)

Buchanan, J. Burton     Block 3-Lot 42

(WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death.  County of Adams . Town of Ruff . J Burton Buchanan. Male, white, divorced. Born Apr 7, 1854. Age 39 yr 4 mos. Born NC. Father = J. J. Buchanan; Mother = Dills. Both parents born North Carolina . Date of death: Sept 28, 1915. Attended from July 5, 1915 to Sept 28, 1915 by L. F. Wagner. Cause of death was Tubercular Emphysema of 3 months duration. Contributory cause was pulmonary tuberculosis. Place of burial: Harrington. Undertaker: G. B. Stone.) (TS 4-22-1876; Martha Buchanan was his mother and apparently Jasper J. Buchanan was his father.)  “The body of J Burton Buchanan, who died of tuberculosis in Ruff on Tuesday, was shipped to Harrington this morning for burial. The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased in Ruff yesterday, and the body was brought here and prepared for shipment by G. B. Stone, the Odessa undertaker.” (Odessa Record: 10-01-1915) “Ruff Jottings. J. B. Buchanan died at 2:15 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon of last week at the home of his brother-in-law, Jacob Woodard. He had been ill for several months with tuberculosis. He was aged 39 years and was a native of North Carolina . He leaves a mother, brother and sister here and a sister in the east. After the funeral services, which were held at the Woodard farm on Thursday and at which the Rev Mr. Thompson presided, the body was taken to Odessa by Undertaker Stone for shipment to Harrington, where burial was made from the Baptist church on Friday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Woodard attending it from here. Beautiful remembrances of flowers and wreaths were contributed by Ruff friends who extend kindest sympathy to the relatives.” (Odessa Record: 10-08-1915)

  Buchanan, John R.    Block 3-Lot 42

“John R Buchanan died at his home on the farm at 8:30  Friday morning, June 25, 1948. He had been ailing for several months and was hospitalized for a short time recently. Mr. Buchanan was born June 19, 1874 in North Carolina and came to Odessa in 1902 and Harrington in 1907. He conducted a second hand store for many years in the 1900’s. Fifteen years ago Mr. & Mrs. Buchanan moved to the Platter farm where they made their home. Mr. Buchanan was a member of the Baptist church.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Community Church with Rev W. C. Graves, minister of the Evangelical United Brethren church, clergyman in charge. He was assisted by Rev E. R. Madson. Duncan Funeral Service directed the last rites. Mrs. Frank Scott and Mrs. Ernest Cronrath sang ‘No Nigh There’ and ‘When the Roll is Called Up Yonder’, both numbers being requested by the family. Miss Ruth Cronrath accompanied at the organ. Pallbearers were Frank Gately, C. B. Phillips, James Graham, Alfred Stiles, Clyde Charlton and Ervin Oestreich. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery . Mr. Buchanan is survived by his wife, Sarah, a niece, Mrs. Del Morgan, Portland ; nephews, Grady and Glen Woodard of Billings , Montana . Mr. and Mrs. Del Morgan and Grady and Glen Woodward came for the last rites.”  (Citizen-2 July 1948) “E. C. Oestreich, W P Crisp and Bruce Henneberger have been appointed to appraise the estate of John R Buchanan.” (Citizen: 7-23-1948)

  Buchanan, Martha N  Block 3-Lot 42

“Martha N. Buchanan died in Harrington last Sunday (Dec 30, 1917) at the home of her son J. R .Buchanan of senile gangrene at 81 years of age. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m., Rev W. S Lake officiating; burial occurred in the Harrington cemetery. Deceased was born in North Carolina and lived there until 1907 when she moved to eastern Oregon where she lived 5 years. Four years were spent with a daughter Mrs. Woodward at Ruff, WA, and the last 18 months have been spent with her son in Harrington. Four years ago she was stricken with the disease that caused her death, a foot was amputated at that time and she has been an invalid ever since. Deceased was twice a widow. Her husband: Nathan Buchanan, a confederate soldier dying in ’63 and her second husband: James Jasper Buchanan dying in 1906. She is survived by four of her 7 children: Mrs. Clemantine Bryson, of South Carolina ; Mrs. Woodward, of Lodge Grass, Montana ; Mrs. Lillie Hall, of North Carolina and J R Buchanan, of Harrington.”  (Citizen-4 Jan 1918)

  Buchanan, Sally (Woodard) Block 3-Lot 42

“ ‘Aunt Sally’ (Mrs. Buchanan) died early Sunday morning (Aug 7, 1955) at the Jane O’Brien Sanitarium, Spokane where she was a resident since March 18. Prior to that time she had an apartment at the Electric Hotel in Harrington. Sarah Woodard was born Aug 24, 1867 in Colwee , North Carolina. She was reared there, and was married there to John Buchanan. In 1902 the couple came west to Odessa and in 1907 they moved to Harrington. In 1933 they moved to the Platter farm. Mr. Buchanan died June 25, 1948. In early days in Harrington, Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the Baptist church, which church she joined as a young woman in North Carolina . She was active in the Baptist Mission Circle . When that denomination retired from Harrington (Baptist and Presbyterian churches merged) she attended the new church some, and in late years joined the Evangelical United Brethren Church . Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, at the Evangelical United Brethren church, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Rev Walter Sauer officiated. His theme was ‘Heaven—a Place of Eternal Refuge’.  He read from the Bible, Psalms 23 and 46 and John 14:1-4 and 15-17. His text was from Corinthians 2:9, ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.’  Miss Josephine Roth was pianist and Miss Ella Mae Mann, soloist. She sang ‘When the Roll is Called Up Yonder’, a favorite of Mrs. Buchanan’s, and which was sung at Mr Buchanan’s services, and ‘How Beautiful Heaven Must Be’.  Pall bearers were Frank Gately, Ervin Oestreich, C B Phillips, Jim Crowley, James Graham and John Ottmar.   Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside Mr. Buchanan. Surviving Mrs. Buchanan are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Delbert Morgan (Anna Woodard), of Portland; Glen Woodard and V. B. Woodard, Ontario, Oregon; and R. G. Woodard, Billings, Montana. All of these persons, also Delbert Morgan, of Portland , and Mrs. Herb Harper of Wallace, Idaho , niece of Mrs. Morgan, attended the last rites. Several nieces and nephews in the East survive Mrs. Buchanan.”  (Citizen-12 Aug 1955) 

Bucknell, Stephen A., – d. 9-10-03

(Lincoln County Probate #661 shows that Stephen A. Bucknesll died Sept 10, 1903 in Lincoln County, leaving a widow, Frankie (age 41) of Moscow (Bluestem), and four minor children: Lula Carden (17 yrs), Maude E. Bucknell (14 yrs), Dora E. Bucknell (8 yrs), and Lynn S. Bucknell (son, age 6 yrs). ) 

Buddrius, Clarence G.,

Clarence G. Buddrius (age 78)—Passed away Feb 29, 1996 in Spokane. His home Odessa, WA. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, LuVerna A. Buddrius; one son, DeWane; one daughter Mrs. John Taylor (Lorna); 3 brothers, Richard, Sam and Victor; one sister, Gertrude Kiehn. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. and Anna Margaret (Eckhardt) Buddrius; one brother, Arthur; 3 sisters, Mildred Bischoff, Adaline Bohnet and Maxine Gaffney. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Buddrius, Deven C.,

“Harrington.—Funeral for Deven C. Buddrius, 40, of Harrington, took place Saturday, Sept 9, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with vault interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.  Mr. Buddrius died unexpectedly on Sept 2. Born Oct 15, 1965, he was the son of DeWane S. and Carol J. Buddrius of Harrington. A 1984 Harrington High School graduate, he attended Washington State University and was active in the Navigators. He attended a Bible college in San Diego, CA, and graduated from San Diego State University. He also attended Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas, NV. He was a member of Buddrius Farms GP and did farm work on the family farms at Harrington. He was known for his ‘strong convictions for the Lord Jesus Christ’ and will be remembered by loved ones for having ‘touched many lives during his short life’.  He was preceded in death by grandparents Clarence Buddrius, and Leonard and Jeslyn Schultz. Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, Inae, and a 5-year old daughter, Nina Victoria of Curatiba, Brazil; a sister, Juliann (and Doug) Janke of Davenport; a brother, David S. Buddrius of Harrington; grandmother LuVerna Buddrius of Odessa; aunt, Lonna S. Taylor of Lake Stevens, WA; two nieces, Stacy Buddrius and Janelle Janke, and two nephews, Ryan Janke and Kevin Buddrius.” (Davenport Times: 9-14-2009)

Buddrius, DeWane S   d. 7-24-2015

"DeWane S Buddrius was born June 9, 1941 to Clarence and LuVerna (Weishaar) Buddrius in Odessa, WA. After a brief battle with brain cancer, DeWane passed away on July 24, 2015 and went to his Heavenly Home. DeWane was a 1959 Harrington High School Graduate. He married Carol Schultz on Dec 29, 1960. DeWane is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol; daughter Juliann (Doug) Janke, and son David Buddrius. His mother, LuVerna (Weishaar) Buddrius and sister, Lonna Taylor; grandchildren, Ryan (Shannon) Janke, Stacy Buddrius, Kevin Buddrius, Janelle Janke and Vina Victoria G Buddrius; one great granddaughter, Rowan Renee Janke. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence; son Deven and in-laws, Leonard and Jeslyn Schultz. He was a wheat farmer for over 50 years, a life member and past master of Acacia Lodge #58 and a Harrington volunteer firefighter. DeWane enjoyed spending time with his family at the Coeur d'Alene lake cabin and various family vacations. He had a generous heart and helped many without expecting anything in return. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Carolyn Krupke officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the Buddrius family." (Spokesman Review)

Buddrius, Luverna (Weishaar) 2016

"LuVerna (Weishaar) Buddrius, Age 96.—On August 18, 2016, LuVerna passed into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus Christ, where she also experienced a glorious reunion with family that had passed before her. LuVerna was the only daughter born on Sept 23, 1919 in Odessa, WA to Fred and Lucy (Deife) Weishaar. She graduated from Marlin High School, and married her high school sweetheart, Clarence Buddrius on Dec 18,1938. Bud and LuVerna raised two children, DeWane and Lonna in Harrington, WA. They briefly lived in Spokane where they operated a furniture store in Airway Heights. They also lived in Everett, WA for over 20 years, before retiring to Odessa, WA to help care for her mother. LuVerna sold Tupperware throughout Lincoln County and later was a leader in sales with Vanda Distributors. Among her many talents were her beautiful oil paintings and her handmade gifts made from crocheting and knitting. She got much joy from nurturing her vegetable and flower gardens. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of Harrington's Bright Hope Chapter of Eastern Star. Most
recently, LuVerna was in the care of Garden Plaza in Post Falls, Idaho. LuVerna was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lucy Weishaar, her husband, Clarence, son DeWane S Buddrius, two grandsons, Robby Taylor and Deven Buddrius, five brothers, Stanley, Maurice, Wallace, Warren and Don Weishaar, a son-in-law, John Taylor. LuVerna is survived by daughter, Lonna Taylor of Post Falls, ID; daughter-in-law, Carol Buddrius of Harrington; granddaughter, Juliann (Doug) Janke, Davenport, WA; grandson, David S Buddrius, Harrington, WA; four great-granddaughters and one great-great granddaughter. LuVerna will lie in state at the Chapel of Strate
Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, Thursday, Aug 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service is planned for Friday, Aug 26 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA with Pastor Kim Kruger officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the Buddrius family." (Spokesman Review: 8-24-2016)

Bumpass, female infant of Walt

On Friday, Feb 3, 1922, a baby daughter was born to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bumpass but it died at birth. (Citizen-10 Feb 1922) (Death certificate at Lincoln Co Auditor’s office shows a female stillborn on Feb 3, 1922. The father is listed as  Walter T. Bumpass, born WA; the mother is shown as Mollie McKinnon, born WA. The attending physician was L. F. Wagner. Burial was in Harrington cemetery.)

Bumpass, male infant of Walt

(Death certificate at Lincoln Co Auditor’s office shows a male stillborn on March 3, 1921. The father is shown as W. T. Bumpass, born WA; the mother is shown as Mollie McKinnon. Burial is given as Harrington cemetery.) (Edit: Walt Bumpass was the son of G. A. Bumpass, who died and was buried in Genessee, Idaho in Jan, 1926. At that time Walter Bumpass, one of 12 surviving children, resided in Spokane.)

Bumpass, twins of Walt --- 1926?

(Lincoln Co Auditor has the death certificates of two infants, not twins, that were the children of Walt T. Bumpass and Mollie McKinnon. See individually.)

Bunce, Gertrude (Kennedy)

Mrs. Gertrude Kennedy Bunce died Feb 26, 1951 in Spokane. Born Sept 9, 1889 at Walla Walla, she resided at Bluestem for some time. She was sister matron at Lakeland Village for 2 years and was there when she became ill. Mrs. Bunce is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. W. Graham (Grace) and two brothers, John & Roy Kennedy. Funeral services were conducted from the Community church. (Citizen-2 Mar 1951)

*Buob, Christian Sr.,

(Christian Buob, Sr., was born about 1814. He and his wife, Barbara, and at least four children, migrated from Stuttgart, Germany in 1853 to Illinois. Due to the Civil War, they returned to Germany, but again sailed from Germany to San Francisco in 1862 and raised sheep in the Woodland area. They are listed in Yolo Co, Cache Creek Township on the 1870 census. The household of Christian Buob in 1885 for the area of Lincoln Co was listed without his wife, with the following members: Christian (71), J. W. (m-37), D. M. (f-23), M. (f-7), A. (f-4) and A. (f-2). During the rough times, the family of John William moved to Spokane, but Christian remained on his farm. He was buried in the original Harrington Cemetery, south of town. City records show he was re-interred in Block 8 Lot 32 by Byron Tinsley in 1898.

Burge, James Harland

James Harland Burge was born July 1, 1864 at New London, Iowa and died at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Nov 10, 1927. When a lad of 6 years he moved with his parents to Saunders Co, NE where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage with Miss Mae Hill at Waho, NE in 1888. They moved west in 1889 to a farm west of Harrington where he has since resided. To mourn his loss are his widow, Mae Burge; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Defabaugh; two brothers, Fred S. Burge and William Burge; and one sister, Mrs. E. E. Carson. The funeral was conducted from the Evangelical church with burial in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-18 Nov 1927)

Burge, Mahala “Mae” Emaline (Hill)

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Burge, who passed away Apr 9, 1947, were held from the Evangelical church. Mrs. Burge was born March 26, 1868 in Iowa. She was married at Waho, NE, in 1888 to James Harland Burge. Three children were born to this union, of which two died in infancy. In 1900 the family moved to WA and made their home on a farm west of Harrington. After her husband’s death in 1927 she moved to town. Surviving Mrs. Burge is her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Defabaugh (Hazel), one sister, Mrs. Eva McLain. (Citizen-18 Apr 1947) (Lincoln County death certificate shows her father as James A Hill and her mother as Mary Carter.)

Burgess, Elizabeth

(No obituary has been located. Data from her tombstone “Died August 3, 1891; aged 24 years 5 months and 22 days” Elizabeth was the wife of John L. Burgess.)

Burgess, John Louis “Jack”

Old Timer, Dies.—Jack Burgess, one of Harrington’s old-timers, passed away at his home at Opportunity, Tuesday, Nov 25, 1941, after several months of illness which required hospitalization part of the time. Mr. Burgess visited Harrington Jan 31 of this year, in company with George W McCallum of Spokane… John Louis Burgess was born Oct 23, 1856 in Waldo County, Maine. One of a family of five boys and one girl, he was for many years the sole survivor of them. He was born of English and Holland Dutch parentage. From 14 to 18 years of age, he worked on a coasting vessel on the Atlantic seaboard, and visited many of the large cities there. His love of travel continued throughout his lifetime and he visited the world’s fairs at St Louis, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. In quite recent years he made a trip to his old home in Maine, also a trip to California in 1938. Mr. Burgess came West to Walla Walla in 1877, and three years later to Harrington. He filed on a homestead six miles south of town, and took up a timber claim. He was married in 1893 (potential error in original) but his wife died that fall. In the late 1890’s he purchased a lumber business in Harrington from the late David Strickler. In about 1908 he bought 10 acres of land at Opportunity, WA where he made his home until his death. Mr. Burgess was a regular subscriber to the Harrington Citizen, and was always proud and happy to relate that he was the second subscriber to the first Harrington paper (published by Mr. Gray), and a continuous subscriber to the Harrington Citizen since its institution in 1898. He reared and educated a girl, and after her marriage Mr. Burgess lived with the couple for awhile. His niece from California cared for him the past few years. M. Burgess was a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by one niece, Mrs. Emma McDonald of Opportunity. The Thornhill-Carey Funeral Home have charge of the last rites, which are being held in Spokane this morning. The cortege will leave at 11 for Harrington and burial will be beside his wife in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen Nov 28, 1941)

Burke, Edward  Walter

On Tuesday, Oct 5, the funeral services in memory of Mr. Edward W Burke, who died on Sunday, Oct 3, 1915, were held in the Harrington Presbyterian church. Edward Walter Burke was born in Montcalm County, Michigan, on June 9, 1877. He came to this state in 1900 and settled with his parents near Bluestem, where the united efforts of father and son had built up a fine place. Two years ago last August his father, John Burke, died. One year ago he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Alice Easto. He leaves to mourn his untimely death, a mother, a wife, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Estella Haynes, Mrs. Laura Gilliland and Mrs. Verona MacClain. The interment was in the city cemetery and he was laid to rest in the family lot beside his father. (Citizen-8 Oct 1915)

*Burke, Mrs. Gertrude

Mrs. Gertrude Burke, mother of Mrs. H. O. Gilliland, died Tuesday night, Feb 21, 1928, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Mr. Harry O Gilliland, southeast of Harrington at the age of 91 years. The immediate cause of death is given as diabetic gangrene. She had been bedridden for some three or four months previous to her death. She died on her birthday. She was born in Kingston, Ulster Co, NY, Feb 21, 1837. Her maiden name was Mayes and her mother’s maiden name was Molneaux and both her parents were born in NY. She had been widowed since 1913, when her husband died. He is buried in the Harrington Cemetery, as also is her son Edward Burke, who preceded her  in death in 1915. Her husband was 87 years of age at the time of his death. She is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Laura Gilliland, Harrington, WA; Mrs. Stella Hayes, Lawndale, CA, near Los Angeles; and Mrs. Verona McLain, Greenville, Michigan. The funeral was held yesterday from the J. E. Turner chapel, the Rev E. C. Scott officiating. The remains were buried in Harrington Cemetery. (Feb 24, 1928)

Burke, John

Pioneer Dies.—On Thursday of last week, John Burke, who has resided in Lincoln County for the last 13 years, died at his home near Bluestem at the age of 87 years. John Burke was born in Ashland County, Ohio, Aug 19, 1826. He was the 5th child of Hanna and Peter Burke. Ten brothers and sisters have preceded him in death. He was married in 1863 to Gertrude Bush of Delaware County, NY and to them were born 4 children: Mrs. D. C. Hayes, Mrs. H. O. Gilliland, Edward Burke, of Bluestem and Mrs. Frank McClain of Lincoln Lake, Michigan. Besides his widow he leaves four children and 8 grandchildren. In 1864 the deceased joined the 21st Michigan Infantry and was with General Sherman on his famous march to the sea. After the war he returned to his home in Michigan where he resided until 1900 when he moved to Lincoln County, where he has lived ever since. The funeral services were held at the home, the Rev S. H. King officiating. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery last Friday. (Citizen Aug 29, 1913)

Butler, Mary Margaret

On Tuesday afternoon occurred the funeral of Mrs. Mary Margaret Butler, who died Sunday morning, March 24, 1912 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hans Larsen. The deceased came to her end very peacefully. She was born in County Clair, Ireland, in 1828, was the mother of ten children, seven in Australia, Ms. Hans Larsen and two dead. She also leaves 6 grandchildren. She had made her home with Mrs. Sarah Larsen for the past 20 years. The funeral was conducted by the Rev Samuel H. King, pastor of the Presbyterian Church and interment was held in the Harrington Cemetery, March 26. (Citizen Mar 29, 1912)  



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