Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...C 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Calliott, Minnie C., – w/o John

Minnie C. Calliott—Entered into rest Dec 11, 1982 in a local hospital. Survived by one niece, Evelyn Schirmer; one nephew, Wilmar Luiten. Graveside services, Harrington Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Cameron, baby of Chas ---

The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cameron was buried Wednesday. (Citizen-25 Jan 1901; column headed Feb 1, 1901)

Cameron, Emma (see Page)

Cameron, Fenton M. (s/o J. J.  & F. L.)

The Angel of Death knocked at the door of J. J. Cameron and summoned the little boy Fenton to that bright shore in the great beyond. Fenton was stricken with an attack of typhoid fever, and a relapse made necessary an operation for peritonitis. But the frail little form could not recover and passed away Sunday at Spokane, aged 3 years, 8 months and 13 days. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Monday, Sept 15, and the little one was laid to rest in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-18 Sept 1908)

Cameron, George W.,

The death of George W. Cameron marks the passing of another of the early pioneers of  Harrington. Deceased was born in Carroll Co, Ohio in 1834. He moved to CA in 1876. In 1889 Mr. Cameron moved to Washington Territory and settled on a homestead near Harrington and has been a resident of this region ever since. Deceased is survived by a wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 4 sisters and 27 grandchildren. Mrs. George Cameron broke her hip some weeks ago and at present is confined in the Harrington Hospital. The sons are: J. J. Cameron, state representative from Harrington, and C. E. Cameron of Pendleton. The daughters are: Mrs. J. M. Maxwell of Dixon, CA; Mrs. C. J. Ballard of Imperial, CA; Mrs. H. E. Parker of Tacoma; and Mrs. S. Q. Grafford of Winthrop, Okanogan. The 4 living sisters are: Mrs. Mary Dawson and Mrs. Ellen McCarty of Fort Dodge, KS; Miss Ode Cameron, and Miss Eliza Cameron of Oklahoma City. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Sunday with interment in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-6 Apr 1917)(Edit: Big Bend History cites his birth date as Jan 14, 1835 and his tombstone reads Jan 12, 1836.)  

(WA State Death Cert. shows "George W. Cameron, male, white, b. Jan 14, 1834, Carroll Co, OH; age 83 yr 2 mo 16 dy; married; Father = John W. Cameron b. VA; Mother = Betsy Williams b. Newark, NJ; Retired farmer; died: March 30, 1917; septic Toxemia; enlarged prostate gland; Burial: Harrington, WA; Undertaker: J. E. Turner.")

Cameron, (J.  J.) Jasper Joseph “Jap”

Jasper Joseph Cameron was born Nov 29, 1867 at Peoria, IL. His parents were George W. and Lucinda Cameron. The family lived in Jones Co, Iowa until they moved to Tehana Co, CA where young Jasper received most of his education and was graduated form Hesperan College. He accompanied his parents overland to WA Territory in 1887. In 1900 he was elected as a Representative to the State Legislature and later served two more terms. He married June 27, 1895 to Lilly F. Lee. Five children were born to them, 3 of whom are deceased—Naida, Fenton and Nevada. Mrs. Cameron died Nov 12, 1944. After a ten day hospitalization he passed away on July 4, 1956 of a stroke. Graveside services were at Hillcrest. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. B. L. Earney (Gladys); son Natt; sister, Mrs. Lou Parker; and brother, C. E. Cameron. (Citizen-20 July 1956) Jasper J Cameron, 88, was born in Peoria, IL. Burial Hillcrest in Harrington, (Odessa Record: 7-12-1956)

*Cameron, Lillie F., (Lee) (Mrs. J. J.)

After spending a good day Saturday, when she joked with members of her family and felt quite well, Mrs. Lillie Frances Cameron passed away in her sleep  at her home early Sunday morning, Nov 12, 1944. She had been in poor health for several years, particularly since she suffered a stroke at Christmas time in 1940. The past 3 weeks she had been ill with a serious heart condition. Her granddaughter, Mrs. Mae Bischoff of Spokane was here to care for her. Born near Willows, CA, Feb 7, 1870, she came came to Harrington in about 1894. She was at one time a member of the Pythian Sister order when it existed here. She was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Church of the Nazarene, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Rev C. T. Vanderpool was officiating clergyman…Pall bearers were Ernest Cronrath, Alfred Teel, Frank Scott, Walter Zellmer, Kenneth Irks, and John R. Buchanan. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Cameron are a son, Natt A. Cameron, and a daughter, Mrs. B. L. Earney (Gladys); five grandchildren and 2 gr-grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death, the oldest child, Naida Aileen died at the age of six months. Fenton died at 4 years of age in 1908. Miss Nevada Cameron passed away Sept 15, 1943. Besides the relatives who were here, several came from out of town, including Mrs. August Mahrt, Harold Earney of Spokane; Miss Cornelia Cameron of Yakima and Patrick Cameron of Moscow, ID (children of Natt Cameron); and their mother, Mrs. Josephine Cameron of Yakima; and friends, Mr. & Mrs. O. C. Earney and Mrs. Laura Baugh, Spokane.

Cameron, Lucinda (Ball) (Mrs. G. W.)

Lucinda Ball, widow of G. W. Cameron, was born Dec 27, 1832, at Ellisville, Ohio. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Luella Parker at Tacoma, on Apr 9, 1926. She was one of a family of 11 children, of whom 2 survive: Jasper F. Ball of VA and Joseph L. Ball of Harrington. She was married in 1854 and to this union were born 6 children, 5 of whom survive: Charles and Jasper of OR, Jessie and Georgia of CA, and Mrs. Luella Parker of Tacoma, WA. Her husband, G. W. Cameron preceded her in death on March 30, 1917. The family moved to Harrington in the pioneer days of 1890. She was a charter member of Bright Hope Chapter No 79, Order of Eastern Star of Harrington. Four years ago she lost her eyesight. She has always led a Christian life and worshipped in the Baptist church in Harrington, of which she was a member. The eastern Star conducted their ritualistic ceremonies at the Harrington where she was laid at rest beside her husband… (Citizen-16 Apr 1926)

Cameron, Naida Aileen  -- d.3-03-1897,  d/o J.  J.  & L. F.; AGE 6MOS

Cameron, Nevada (d/o J. J.  & Lillie)

Three years of anxious watching and tender care, came to a close Tuesday morning, when death came to Miss Nevada Cameron at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane. She underwent an operation for brain tumor on July 12, 1940, and her family was informed of her critical condition, but she had hopes of a complete recovery. Nevada Melvina Cameron was born Jan 29, 1901, six miles from Harrington. She graduated in 1919 from Harrington. She was graduated from Cheney Normal in 1921. She taught in several locations prior to taking her teaching position in the Harrington school system in 1927, where she taught for 13 years. Funeral services were held from the Evangelical church Thursday, Sept 16, and will be reported next week. Surviving her are her mother, Mrs. Lillie Cameron, sister Mrs. B. L. Earney, and brother, Natt Cameron, at the home here; her father, J. J. Cameron in Tacoma, and nieces and nephews. (Citizen-17 Sept 1943)

Carden, female infant of J. S. & M. S., 1918  

(WA State Death Cert. shows "infant unnamed Carden, female, white, b. Jan 7, 1918; age 36 hrs; single, b. WA; Father = J. S. Carden; Mother = Mary Staples. Died Jan 9, 1918; premature birth; Burial: Harrington; no undertaker, parents.")

Carden, James Sumner 1939

James Sumner Carden, old-timer of the Harrington Bluestem district, died Sunday, Dec 10, 1939, following an illness of eight weeks. Jones & Jones, Wenatchee, were morticians in charge. James Sumner Carden is brought here for burial. Mr. Carden was born Dec 26, 1879 in Clinton, TN where he grew to manhood. In 1898 he came west and settled at Bluestem. He was employed by the Great Northern and the last six months he was in the same work at Columbia Siding, Wenatchee. Surviving Mr. Carden are three brothers, J. P. Carden of Enumclaw, Fowler Carden of Olympia and Wm Carden of Oregon; 4 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Roberts, Mrs. Florence Gillenwaters, Mrs. Rose Wilson and Mrs. Blanche Rymer, all of TN; also nephews. (Citizen-15 Dec 1939)

Cardwell, Alexander S., -d. 11-01-37

Alex S. Cardwell, 85, who died at his home at Dartford, WA, Monday, Nov 1, 1937, was interred in Hillcrest Cemetery. Alex Cardwell was a brother of Thomas J. Cardwell, Harrington pioneer, and used to reside here in early days. Mrs. William Miller of Dartford is a sister; Loren Miller, C. A. Miller, and Mrs. E. E. Porter are nephews and niece; and Mrs. Glen Crewse (Henrietta Gohlman) and Tom and Bob Stone are second cousins. (Citizen-5 Nov 1937)

Cardwell, George

George Cardwell died at the school hospital Thursday morning, Oct 31, 1918. He is the oldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Cardwell of Harrington. For a time he was ill at the Kloster residence but was later moved to the school and has been a very sick patient for several days. He is survived by his parents, 3 sisters and a brother. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-Nov 1, 1918)  

(WA State Death Cert. shows "George Cardwell, male, white single, b. June 26, 1897, WA; Age 21 yr 4 mo 5 dy; farmer; Father = Thomas J. Cardwell, b. CA; Mother = Lessie Curl b. MO; Died Oct 31, 1918; influenza and pneumonia; Burial: Harrington, WA. Undertaker: J E Turner.")

Cardwell, Mammie

Mammie Cardwell, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cardwell, died at their home in this city this morning after a week’s sickness of pneumonia. Interment will be made in the Harrington Cemetery tomorrow, funeral services at the Baptist Church at 2 PM. (Citizen Dec 16, 1904)

Cardwell, Rebecca (Stone)

Died in this city at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Miller on Nov 4, 1906, Mrs. Rebecca Cardwell. The funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church and the remains were laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. Mrs. Cardwell was born in KY May 29, 1830, and a few years later immigrated with her parents to IN where her childhood was spent, thence with the pioneer movement to Mexico, MO, where she was married to Geo W Cardwell in 1851. After ten years of married life and having buried three children she, with her husband sailed from NY to San Francisco via the Isthmus of Panama. They settled in Colusa Co, CA for 20 years and in 1880 was left a widow… but she started with her children for eastern WA in 1885, where she has resided most of the time since. Her surviving children are Chas T. Cardwell (CA), Geo A (PA), Thos J. and Alex S. Cardwell and Mrs. Minnie Miller of Harrington. (Citizen-9 Nov 1906)

Carlsen, Marius C.,

Marius Carlsen, 60, who worked on the J. E. Russell farm the past 29 years, passed away in a Spokane hospital Tuesday morning. Born in Denmark, he came to the US as a young man, and to this district about 30 years ago. He lived at Edwall before coming to Harrington and worked for the late C. K. Hartson. Mr. Carlsen was afflicted with diabetes, and Monday went to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment. It is said he responded through the day and night to treatment, but about 2 AM Tuesday he became violently ill, and suffered a stroke. He passed away between 8 and 9 o’clock. Mr. Carlsen joined the Odd Fellow lodge here 24 years ago, and was also a member of Magnolia Rebekah order. Surviving Mr. Carlsen are a brother, Axil of Mishawaka, Indiana and a sister, Mrs. Jorgenson of South Bend, Indiana. …Interment was in the Odd Fellow plot in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen Aug/Sept 1941)

Carlyle, Calvin Phillips (ashes)

Carlyle, Otis H.,

Otis H. Carlyle—Entered into rest Jan 6, 1985 in Sunnyside, WA. Survived by his wife Ola Carlyle; one daughter, Madeline Susan Pearce; 3 sons, Jack, Gene and Roger Carlyle; adopted son, Orval Dean Carlyle; one sister, Alma Wagner; and one brother, Calvin P Carlyle. Private interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman-Review)

Carlyle, Susie Martha Phillips

Martha Susan Phillips was born Aug 23, 1878 in Johnson Co, MO. Dec 2, 1896 she was married to Ulysses Calvin Carlyle. Two years after their marriage they moved to WA, residing at Pomeroy, Garfield Co, WA for six years, then Yakima, Adams and Spokane counties. In the fall of 1911 they removed to their present home 12 miles south of Davenport where on Feb 9, 1916 her death occurred. She leaves behind her husband and 4 children including an infant boy four days old, her father J. M. Phillips of Pomeroy, one brother, J. W. Phillips of Bluestem, and one sister, Mrs. G. S. Patterson of Wallace, Idaho. The funeral was held at the Pleasant Valley school house and the temporary burial took place in the Neighborhood cemetery (Pleasant Valley). (Dav. Tribune-17 Feb 1916)

Carnahan, Andrew H.,  (ashes)

Carnahan, Jessie D (ashes)

“Jessie D Carnahan. Birth: Dec 26, 1914. Died: Oct 1, 2010. Burial: Oct 11, 2010. Ashes. Block 8 Lot 25.” (Harrington City Hall records)

Carpy-Greenwalt, Kathleen  2012

“Kathleen Carpy-Greenwalt.—Passed away April 5, 2012 in Spokane, WA; her home Harrington, WA. She is survived by the love of her life, her daughter Sara and Zane Hendrickson and grandson Brody Hendrickson; her parents George and Donna Carpy, and sister Bonnie and Alan Stone, along with several nieces, nephews and friends. She is a 1969 Harrington High School graduate. She loved animals and living on the farm and raising cattle. Graveside service, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA with Tony Hamilton, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.”  (Spokesman Review: submitted, undated) 

Carstens, James A.,

James A. “Jim” Carstens passed away July 3, 1962 at Odessa Memorial hospital. Mrs. Carstens was with him at the time of his death. He entered the hospital with pneumonia. Jim had been ailing for some time with a heart ailment. James Carstens was born Oct 22, 1897 at Reardan, to Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Carstens. Feb 18, 1919 he and Miss Rita Mahoney were married in Spokane. They farmed in Reardan and then moved to Lamona, where their children (Robert and Virginia) were reared. In 1944 they moved to Harrington. Jim was active in many organizations. At the time of his death he was serving his second term as mayor of Harrington; he was a veteran of WW I; he was a former Lincoln County commissioner; he served on the Lamona school board. The funeral rites of the Rose Croix of the El Katif Shrine were conducted at the church by officers from the Shrine. Interment was in Hillcrest. The Carstens daughter, Virginia Richardson, died last year. (Citizen-12 July 1962)

Carstens, Rita C., (Mahoney)

Services were held June 22 for Rita C. Carstens of Davenport, who passed away June 20, 1991 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. She was born Feb 3, 1897 in Pelican Rapids, MN, to Jerry James and Cora (Faulds) Mahoney. Her father was a railroad conductor, who bought a farm 22 miles west of Spokane and moved his family of 12 onto it. Mrs. Carstens obtained her teaching certificate and taught at the Deep creek school from 1915-1917, at Krupp (Marlin) from 1917 until her marriage on Feb 18, 1918 to James Arthur Carstens of Reardan. They farmed in the Coulee Height area when first married, then moved to a farm at Lamona, and eventually obtained the Star Barn farm near Harrington in Lord’s Valley. Preceded in death by her daughter Virginia in 1960, her husband in 1961 and her son Robert in 1979, she was the sole survivor of 10 brothers and sisters. Mrs. Carstens is survived by four grandchildren… (Dav Times)

Casteel, Pamela K.,

Pamela K. Casteel (46)—Passed away July 27, 1999 in Davenport, WA. Her home Harrington. She is survived by one daughter, Stephanie Copeland; 2 step-sons, Tim and Michael Halling; Stephanie’s father, John Covert; and special friend Ralph Huddle. Graveside services at Hillcrest. (Spokesman-Review)

Cattanach, Merton

Merton Cattanach—Passed away July 5, 1990 VA Hospital, Spokane. His home Davenport. Survived by 3 daughters, Leslie Walker, Kelly Hanson, Shelly Flitcraft; 2 step-children, Bonnie Talkington and Pat Potts. WW II veteran. Graveside service Hillcrest. (Spokesman-Review)“Merton R Cattanach died July 5, 1990 in Spokane. He was 74.  Mr. Cattanach was born March 15, 1916 in Granton, Wisconsin. He worked as a millwright. He was a veteran of WW II and was a prisoner of war in Germany.  He was a past commander and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7480 in Davenport.  Survivors include three daughters, Leslie Walker, Kelly Hanson and Shelly Flitcraft, all of Portland, Oregon; step-children, Bonnie Talkington of Seattle and Pat Potts of Spokane;  and nephews, Lewis Cattanach and Larry Cattanach of Redding, CA; and four grandchildren. Services were held July 7 in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiated. Burial followed. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” ( Davenport Times: 7-19-1990) 

Cattanach, Pansy Marie (Sawyer)

Pansy Marie Cattanach—Passed away March 8, 1985 in Davenport. Survived by her husband Merton; one daughter, Bonnie Talkington; one son Patrick Sawyer Potts; one sister, Beatrice Julia Cunnington; half-brother Lester Sawyer; half-sisters, Audrey Clements and Onalee Lockie. Private graveside services Hillcrest. (Spokesman-Review)

Champ, Eugene Edward

Eugene Edward Champ, the eleven year old son of Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Champ of Mohler, died on Thursday, June 11, and was buried on Saturday, Rev MacHenry officiating at the funeral. (Citizen-19 June 1903)

Chappel, infant daughter of D. M. (not in Hillcrest)

Born:  To Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Chappel, Feb 24, 1915, twin daughters. Only one of the babies survived, one being still born. (Citizen-26 Feb 1915)

(WA State Death Cert. shows "Stillborn infant unnamed; female, white; b. Feb 24, 1915; Father = David Melvin Chappel , b. Carter, ID; Mother = Ella Irene ____, b. NE; Died: Feb 24, 1915; Stillborn. Particular cause not known. E. E. Langley, MD; Burial: Sec 16 Twp 22 R 37 80 ft NW of house. Undertaker: father.")

Chappel, infant daughter of D. M. (not in Hillcrest)

The second of the little girl twins born to Mr. & Mrs. Chappel, southwest of town, died 18 hours after its birth. (Citizen-5 March 1915)

(WA State Death Cert. shows "Unnamed Chappel, female, white, b. Feb 24, 1915, Lincoln Co; Father = David Melvin Chappel b. Carter, ID; Mother = Ella Irene ____, b. NE; Died 18 hrs, on Feb 25th, 1915; asthema; E. E. Langley, MD; Burial: Sec 16 Twp 22 R 37; 80 ft NW of farm residence. Undertaker: father.")

Chappell, Joseph F.,

Joe Chappell died Friday in a Cle Elum hospital of injuries received in a car accident which occurred 3 miles west of Easton. Joseph Chappell was born Nov 28, 1899 in Lord’s Valley and has lived in this territory all his life. Dec 3, 1927 he married Rose Schmierer, and they farmed south of town until last fall when they moved to Davenport. Funeral services were held from the Community church. Surviving Mr. Chappell are his widow Rose, 5 children, Alareld, Maxine, Alderd, Liderma and Marcine, the oldest one being eight years old; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Perry Chappell, Seattle; 3 brothers, Arthur and David of Seattle, and Chester; 2 sisters, Lucy Chappell, Seattle, and Mrs. Lillian Weir, Raymond. Miss Carrie Platter, of Harrington, is aunt of Mr. Chappell. (Citizen-27 Nov 1936)

Charlton, Allen Harrison

Allen Harrison Charlton, a pioneer of the west, died at his home in Harrington last Friday of erysepilas and systitis complications. Mr. Charlton was born in Greenbriar Co, VA Feb 18, 1841. In company with his parents, 7 brothers and 2 sisters, he moved by ox team to Iowa in 1848, remaining until 1865. In that year, being a young man of 24, he joined a wagon train and went west to Oregon. There were 104 wagons in the train and for six months they endured the hardships of the overland march. At that time the Indians were hostile and every night they had to keep watchmen posted. The wagons were parked in a semicircle and the stock was kept inside the circle where they also had a large fire if fuel was obtainable. At one time they were for days without water. The oxen got tired of going thirsty and one night they stampeded. A party of men followed their tracks and several days later overtook the oxen. They had found water. After 6 months they came to Linn Co, OR and Mr. Charlton located there. In 1873 he married Louise Poindexter. In 1899 they moved to WA and settled on a farm near Sprague. In 1902 they moved to a farm 8 miles south of Harrington. Seven children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Charlton, 5 of whom are now living. Deceased is survived by a widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. C. P. Hassler, Mrs. Ralph Bailey, Mrs. Walter Petznick, and 2 sons, Carson Charlton and Clyde Charlton. He is also survived by a brother, J. J. Charlton, 88 years of age, living in Kettle Falls and by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Cyrus, aged 84. Funeral services were held at the home with burial in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-3 Jan 1919)  

(WA State Death Cert. shows "Allen Harrison Charlton, male, white, married; b. Feb 18, 1841, VA; age 77 yr 10 mos 9 dy; retired rancher; Father = John Charlton, b. VA; Mother = Charlotta Kyle, b. VA; Informant, Charity Charlton; Died: Dec 27, 1918, erysipelas (face and head), cancer epithelioma. L. F. Wagner, MD; Burial: Harrington, WA.")

Charlton, Carson

Death Claims Pioneer.—The funeral of Carson Charlton was held at the Harrington Community Congregational Church, the Rev Donald M. MacNeil, the pastor, officiating. A large attendance gathered to pay their respects to a pioneer of the Harrington Wheat Belt, and many beautiful floral offerings were in evidence. The quartet, composed of W. J. Lamparter, P. J. Wegele, Mrs. W. H. Weisgerber and Miss Lola Cobb, with Mrs. C. A. Scott as accompanist, sang “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “Sometime We’ll Understand.” The pall bearers were E. L. Makey, Bill Crisp, Frank Gately, Rowland Dwyer, John Buchanan and B. L. Baker. J. E. Turner of the Harrington Funeral Home had charge of the funeral and interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. Carson Charlton had gone back to Kellogg, Idaho where his sister Mrs. Walter Petznick resides and was working in the mines. Death came very suddenly at Kellogg last Friday from heart failure due to apoplexy. The sad news of his untimely end came as a shock to home folk, as he seemed in perfect health when he left here. Carson Charlton was born at Scio, Oregon January 31, 1879 and came to Harrington in April 1900, where he had since made his home. He is survived by a mother, Mrs. A. H. Charlton, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Bailey, Harrington, WA; Mrs. C. D. Hassler, Lebanon, OR; and Mrs. Walter Petznick of Kellogg, Idaho, and one brother Clyde Charlton of Harrington, WA. The shock was very severe on his aged mother, who had to have the attention of a physician ever since receiving the sad news and was unable to attend the funeral. (Citizen Jan 10, 1930)

Charlton, Charity (White)

Mrs. Charity Charlton, nee White, was born in Knox Co, IL June 13, 1846 and died in Spokane at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Pershall, Nov 2, 1924. Her girlhood days were spent in Illinois and Iowa until 1861 when she was united in marriage to Madison Charlton, to which union were born 8 children, four of whom preceded the mother in death, two in infancy, Mrs. Trumble in 1904 and Ira Charlton in 1918. In 1865 accompanied by her husband and two children they crossed the plains and settled as pioneers in the Willamette Valley, OR. In 1882 they located on a farm in Lord’s Valley. The husband and father died in 1897 and shortly after, Mother Charlton moved to town. The funeral was held at the Baptist church. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her departure 3 daughters, Mrs. J. B. Pershall, Mrs. E. E. King, Mrs. D. A. Morgan; one son, Frank Charlton; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Graham, and one brother, Harvey White. (Citizen-7 Nov 1924)

Charlton, Ethel ---

Charlton, Geraldine L.,

Geraldine L. Charlton—Passed away April 27, 1998 in Davenport. Her home Harrington. She is survived by one daughter, Karen Alexander, and one son, Paul Charlton. She was preceded in death by her sister and one daughter. Concluding services at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

 Geraldine L Charlton—Passed away April 27, 1998 in Davenport. Her home Harrington. She is survived by one daughter, Karen Alexander, and one son, Paul Charlton. She was preceded in death by her sister and one daughter. Concluding services at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) 

“The chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport will be the site of the funeral service for longtime Harrington resident Geraldine (Jeri) Lenore Charlton this Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.  Born Jan 17, 1920, in Gridley, CA, to James and Lola Fagan, she passed away April 27, 1998 at Lincoln Nursing Home, where she had lived since 1990. She was 78.  Jeri was a 1941 graduate of San Jose State, where she majored in music and was a member of Tau Gamma Sorority. She married Robert M. Charlton on Nov 6, 1942, and she worked as a service representative at the Berkeley, CA, branch of the telephone company while he was serving in the Navy during WW II.  Following World War II, the Charltons came to Harrington, where they farmed and raised cattle. It was here that they raised their three children. Mrs. Charlton held jobs at the Harrington Post Office and the Davenport Times, and retired in the 1970s as a social worker for the Dept of Social and Health Services. She was active in Eastern Star, Eight Et Forty and the Rainbow Girls.  Survivors include two children, Paul and his wife Peggy Charlton of Harrington, and Karen Alexander of Enumclaw; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Mrs Charlton was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Robin Anderson. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 4-30-1998) 

Charlton, Ira K.,

Ira K. Charlton, for 30 years a resident of Harrington, died after a brief illness at his home near Harrington Sunday evening, Aug 11, 1918. The cause of death was pronounced peritonitis. The funeral was held under the auspices of Knights of Pythias. Burial occurred in the Harrington cemetery. Deceased was the son of Charity and Madison S. Charlton and was born in Linn Co, OR Dec 14, 1868. He is survived by his widow and 3 children, a mother, Mrs. M. S. Charlton, a brother, Frank M. Charlton, and 3 sisters, Mrs. E. E. King, Mrs. J. B. Pershall and Mrs. DePre Morgan. (Citizen-16 Aug 1918)  

(WA State Death Cert. shows "Ira K Charlton, male, white, b. Dec 14, 1868, Linn Co, OR; age 49 yr 7 mos 28 dy; married; Father = Madison S. Charlton, b. WV; Mother = Charity White, b. Knox Co, IL; farmer; Informant: Mrs. Charity Charlton; Died Aug 11, 1918; peritonitis; contributory: tonsilitis & lagrippe; L. F. Wagner, MD; Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery. J. E. Turner. Undertaker.")

Charlton, Louisa J. (Poindexter) ,

Grandma Charlton came to the end of her fruitful life’s span at her home, Thursday, Oct 30, 1947. Louisa Jane Poindexter was born at Eugene, Lane Co, Oregon, March 3, 1855. She was married to Allen H Charlton Nov 22, 1873 at Albany, OR and came with her family to this area in 1899, residing in Lord’s Valley. After the death of her husband in 1918, she came to town and made her home with her son Clyde. She had exceptionally good health until mid-April, 1946 when she sustained a fractured hip. She was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. Charlton is survived by one son, Clyde; 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter Petznick, Mrs. C. P. Hassler and Mrs. Ralph Bailey; three children preceded her in death, Carson, Josephine and Roy Glen. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-7 Nov 1947)

Charlton, Madison S., ---

Another Pioneer Gone. On last Sunday, Sept 26, 1897, Mr. M. S. Charlton of Lord’s Valley passed away, death resulting from Bright’s disease of the kidneys. Mr. Charlton had been complaining for about a year, but was up and around until a couple days before he died. He came to this county 15 years ago, from VA, and with his family has resided on his farm in Lord’s Valley ever since. He was 57 years old, and leaves a wife and 6 grown children. Funeral services were held at the family residence, Tuesday morning, Rev Fertig officiating. The remains, followed by nearly all the Lord’s Valley friends and neighbors, were brought to the Mountain View cemetery near Davenport for burial. (LCT-1 Oct 1897) (Edit: M. S. Charlton was presumably disinterred following the acquisition of the new Harrington cemetery and re-interred in the new cemetery. Smith Funeral Home shows his date of death as Sept 27, 1897 and burial information was supplied by John F Green of Harrington, WA.)

Charlton, M Clyde --- d. 1974

"Clyde Charlton, a pioneer of the Harrington area, died in Davenport Jan 8. Melvin Clyde Charlton was born near Scio, OR, in 1883, son of Allen H and Louisa J Charlton. He came with his parents and family to Harrington in 1889. Also coming were his brother Carson A., now dead, and sisters, Anna F. and youngest sister, Laura A. (Mrs. Walter Petznick), also now deceased. They farmed in Lords Valley for a number of years at several locations and in about 1916 Clyde and his cousin Frank Charlton opened the Harrington Garage, a Ford and Dodge agency for several years. This business is now owned by Howard Hose. He later operated an oil distributorship, engaged in farming and cattle raising several more times and had a Chevrolet garage with C F Gilbert, in a building later owned by E. L. Makey. He was also a school bus mechanic for several years. For 23 years after the death of Ralph Bailey, Charlton and his sister Anna resided together in Harrington. Last spring both were hospitalized and later went to Lincoln Nursing Home. Survivors include Mrs. Bailey; three nephews, Lyle Bailey, Davenport; Lloyd Hassler, Sprague, and Van Hassler, Leganon, OR; two nieces, Clyda Kibler, Wenatchee, and Pearl Cowning, Salem, OR." (Dav. Times: 1-24-1974)

Charlton, Robert M. (Bob)

Robert M (Bob) Charlton—Passed away July 4, 1996 in Davenport, WA. His home was Harrington. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Charlton; one daughter, Karen Alexander; one son, Paul, and his wife, Peggy Charlton; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one sister, Elma Hearn of Portland. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Sue Anderson; one sister, Iris Davis. He served in the US Navy in WW II. Graveside services will be held July 9, 1996 at Hillcrest. (Spokesman-Review) "Graveside service was held Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery for Harrington’s Robert M. (Bob) Charlton, with Ron Jantz officiating. Mr.Charlton died July 4 in Davenport. He was 82. He was born on Jan 28, 1914, in Harrington and graduated from high school there in 1932. He went to work for the CCC during the Depression and in 1942, he enlisted in the US Navy. Later that year, he married Geraldine Fagan in CA. While serving his country during WW II, Mr. Charlton was on board the USS Chandeleur in the Pacific Theatre. After WW II, he and his wife returned home to Harrington to run a few head of cattle, farm and raise a family. Mr. Charlton became active in thoroughbred racing as an owner and trainer until 1973. He retired from farming and ranching in 1980 and continued to reside in Harrington until his death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Charlton is survived by his wife... He was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Sue Anderson, and one sister, Iris Davis. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 7-11-1996)

Christensen, Lawrence ---1949

“Ashes of Laurence Christensen burial on Jan 2, 1949 in Blk 3 Lot 78.”

“Laurence Christensen. Died: 6-11-1943, age 84, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: F D Christensen. Mother: Senna. Spouse: Bessie Decourey Christensen.” (WA State Death Records: Batch id # 277484)

Christensen, Mary Larson

Mrs. L. Christenson, who was convalescing from a severe attack of typhoid fever, which confined her to her bed for three months and nineteen days, died Sunday forenoon of heart failure. The disease left her heart in a weak condition, and though the fever had subsided a month before, she was not yet able to walk alone, but felt splendid up to the time she was stricken. Death came so suddenly that the family had not sufficient time to summon a physician. The funeral services were conducted March 29, by Rev F. L. Moore at the ME Church. The local lodges of Rebekahs and Odd Fellows attended in regalia and the remains of the deceased sister were laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. Mary Larson was born in Denmark, Aug 2, 1874, and with her parents came to Northfield, MN, in May 1888. She was united in marriage to Laurence Christenson at St Paul, MN in 1893. This union was blessed with 11 children, 10 of whom survive the mother. The family moved to Bonner’s Ferry, ID on Feb 15, 1900, and after a residence of 8 years there, moved to Harrington Feb 1, 1908, where they have since resided. Mrs. Christenson lived and died a devoted Christian, was a loving wife and mother and a good neighbor. She was reared a Lutheran but united with the Methodist Episcopal Church about 8 years ago. Her father, mother, 2 sisters, 3 brothers and 2 half sisters survive her. Mr. Christenson has for 9 years been employed by the Great Northern Railway Co and he and his family have many friends here and at other points along the line who deeply regret their recent affliction of prolonged illness and extend sympathy to them in the loss of wife and mother. It is expected that Mrs. Christenson’s mother will come out from MN and help care for the children. (Citizen-Apr 2, 1909)

*Christianson, Hubert H.,

Memorial service for Hubert “Chris” H. Christianson, 75, a former pharmacist in Davenport and Harrington, is scheduled at noon Aug 7, which would have been his 76th birthday, at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa.  Mr. Christianson died June 24 at Ashley Gardens in Mt Vernon, WA.  Born in 1927 in Twisp, he was the son of Sylvia and Harold Christianson, the eldest of three children. He attended school in Twisp until his senior year, when he joined the Navy. During his service, he played on his unit’s basketball team. After discharge, he attended WSU, from which he graduated in 1952 with a degree in pharmacy. In college, he was a heavyweight boxer and was Pacific Coast champion for two years. He also belonged to Sigma Kappa fraternity. He married Donna Knapp, who he met at WSU, in 1951.  He practiced pharmacy in Spokane, Colville, Harrington, Davenport, Ritzville and Odessa, and also was a wheat farmer and a Mohler resident for 48 years, active in church and on a number of boards. He and his wife moved to Correll Park in Ferndale, WA, about 2 ½ years ago. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for 17 years and participated in several research programs at OHSU in Portland, OR.  His brain was donated to the brain bank there for research purposes. Besides his wife, he leaves two children, Kristine (and Joe) Matifascic of Bellingham, WA, and Michael (and Pat) Christianson of Riverside, CA; a brother, Robert (and Pat) Christianson of Twisp; a sister, Helen (and Bill) Lees of Okanogan; 2 grandchildren, 8 nieces and nephews.

Clark, Gertrude May --- d. 1965  

Clark, infant, Sept 17, 1915

The funeral of the infant of Mr. and Mrs. F. Clark was held Saturday with burial at Mt View Cemetery. (LCT)

Clithero, Wesley
Lincoln Co Auditor's office holds an affadavit: Filed Nov 8, 1900 at the request of Lincoln Co Abstract Company. "Isaac B. Malcolm, being first duly sworn on oath deposes and says, That he is and  was during all the times hereinafter mentioned personally acquainted with Thomas J. and Mary J. Clithero and that he knew and was personally acquainted with Wesley Clithero in his lifetime. That said Wesley Clithero died in Lincoln Co, WA on or about the 11th day of Oct 1892, That said Wesley Clithero was at the time of his death an unmarried man and had never been married previous thereto. That said Thomas J. Clithero and Mary J. Clithero are the father and mother respectively of the said Wesley Clithero, That said Wesley Clithero died intestate and did not leave any will. Isaac B. Malcolm." Inquest of remains of Wesley Clithero was mentioned in the Co Commissioner's "Minutes Book B" dated 11-22-1892. Wesley was known to be survived by his parents, two sisters (Ruth & Mrs. T. Meadows), and one brother, John Clithero. He had filed for homestead applications on March 2, 1886 in Sec 4 Twp 23 R 36 and Sec 10 Twp 23 R 36.  Wesley Clithero reported his age as 27 on the 1887 Moses Henshaw Precinct Census of Lincoln County.

Cobb, Elmer J.,

Elmer J. Cobb—Passed away Nov 11, 1988. His home, Greenacres, WA. Survived by his wife, Ella; one son, Wm T. Cobb; one daughter, Helen G. Brewer. Graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery. Ball & Dodd in charge. (Spokesman-Review)

Cobb, Gertrude R., --- d. 1955

Cobb, James M., --- d. 1952

Death came to Jim Cobb Saturday (Feb 23, 1952). He was the victim of a serious cancer. James M. Cobb was born Apr 26, 1874 in Bates County, MO. He married Gertrude Gillespie, Sept 18, 1895 at Warrensburg, MO. Their three children were born to them in Missouri. Jim was a mail carrier and also farmed. In Feb 1920, the family came from Liberty, MO. They farmed in the Harrington area and bought land. In the fall of 1941 they bought a home in Harrington and retired. Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife; his children, Dr Uel Cobb, Elmer Cobb, and Mrs. Frank Tate (Lois); a foster son, William Irvin; brothers, Alfred and Ernest. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-25 March 1949)

Cobb, Martha Ella

(City Hall records show her date of birth as April 7, 1911 in Independence, MO and date of death as Oct 29, 1999, at St Luke’s Care center in Spokane. Burial occurred at Hillcrest on Nov 6, 1999.)

Cockle, Edward

Edward Cockle was born Aug 14, 1875 at Manhatten, Will Co, Illinois; when a small boy he came to Albany, Oregon where he made his home until 22 years of age when he came to Washington and homesteaded nine miles west of Harrington where he still farms. He was the son of William and Eliza Cockle, his mother dying when he was small. He was united in marriage Sept 18, 1905 to Edna M. Sherwood who still remains to mourn his loss. To this union three children were born, one son and 2 daughters, Dalla M., Hazel E. and Sada M..  He leaves an aged father and 2 brothers, Walter Cockle of Mansfield, WA, and William of Independence, OR. His father still resides at the family home at Independence, OR. He died Dec 5, 1918 of apoplexy at his home in Harrington, being sick only four hours. At the time of his death he was 43 years, 3 months and 20 days. The funeral services were officiated by Rev Alexander Pringle. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. Among the relatives who attended were: Mr. Paul Sherwood, a nephew of Mrs. Sherwood, and wife of Wenatchee; Henry Cockle, an uncle of Mansfield; W. G. Cockle, a brother of Mansfield; Roy Cockle, a cousin of Hartline; W. H. Cockle, a brother and wife of Independence, OR; William Cockle, father of the deceased, of Independence, OR. (Citizen-Dec 6 & 13, 1918)

Coffee, Alice M. (Kupers)

Alice M. (Kupers) Coffee—Passed away July 23, 1996 in Spokane, WA. Her home was Spokane. She is survived by two brothers, Fred Kupers of Ritzville and John I. Kupers of Harrington; numerous nieces and nephews including Robert Hawkins. Alice grew up in the Mohler area near Harrington and graduated from Harrington HS. After school she moved to CA and worked most of her life as a waitress. In the late 1960’s she moved back to this area. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest. (Spokesman Review)

Colbert, Austin N., ---9-28-64

Austin N. Colbert of Spokane Valley passed away suddenly Sept 28, 1964. His last rites were held at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Colbert are his wife and children, Mrs. Colbert (the former Elizabeth Phillips), daughter, Madaline, and sons, Charley and Jimmy, at their home; also two sisters, Sister Loretta N., instructor at Mary Crest College, and Mrs. Madeline McDonough, Vancouver, WA; and brother, Bill Colbert, Medford, OR. (Dav. Times-8 Oct 1964)  

Colbert, Elizabeth Phillips d. 2007

"Graveside service for Elizabeth Irma (Phillips) Colbert, 95, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 13, at Hillcrest Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will follow at the nearby Colbert farm. A memorial service for Ken Fry, as requested by family members, also will be conducted. He is Linda Colbert’s father and a good friend of Phillips. He lived in the Ritzville Life Care Center for a short time. Mrs Colbert died Monday, Jan 8, at the Ritzville Life Care Center with family members by her side. She had celebrated her 95th birthday with family just days before on New Year’s Day. Born Jan 1, 1912, in Bluestem, she was the daughter of Charles Brewster Phillips and the former Lucinda Anderson, who were married in Arkansas before their move to farm in the Pacific Northwest. The family moved to Harrington and built a home in 1916. Located just a quarter mile east of the city limits, it is currently occupied by a son, Charley Colbert. She fondly remembered growing up on the farm with her brother Emmett. She graduated from Harrington High School, where she loved sewing, cooking and her favorite sport, tennis. She also loved basketball and told of exciting games with Mickey Turner, her best friend. After completing four years of Washington State University, she taught home economics at St John and Stevenson. Her children recall her tales of keeping students after school, only to suffer herself until 5 p.m. She married Austin Nicholas Colbert, an outstanding football player from Oregon State. Although they lived in Spokane, she often visited the farm to check on her parents and the wheat. Her children were born one every year for three years. She returned to substitute teaching only after the children had grown and her husband’s 1964 death. She put quilts together on her own at home and with church friends. Her work was displayed in television spots for a children’s shelter. Each of her children and grandchildren received a quilt and remembered them as evidence of her warm love, a family statement noted. She also loved playing cards and traveling to several countries with retired teacher friends. She visited harvest each year in Harrington, rode on harvesters and trucks until she was in her 90s, keeping an active interest in the family farm and books. She spent her final years in Ritzville recuperating from a broken hip. Her brothers Emmett and Donald preceded her in death. She leaves three children, Charley (and Linda) Colbert of Harrington, Jim (and Pam) Colbert of Moscow, Idaho, and Madaline Fichtenberg of Spokane; nine grandchildren, Jo Rutherford of Davenport, Adam (and Becky) Colbert of Ritzville, Nick (and Christine) Colbert of Davenport, Kim (and Steve) Camesa of Kentucky, Matt (and Julianna) Colbert of Spokane, Ty Colbert of Moscow, Idaho, Nate (and Shannon) Colbert of Boise, Idaho, Debbie (and Warren) Escoby of Texas, and Andy Fichtenberg of Spokane; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews." (Dav. Times: 1-11-2007)

Coleman, Clyde G.,  d. 12-29-1972; buried in Hillcrest Blk 2 Lot 55 on Jan 8, 1973, aged 80 yrs.

Coleman, Drucilla L. (Wyatt)

Mrs. W. L. Coleman suffered a stroke of apoplexy Sunday resulting in her death Tuesday (Apr 13, 1937). Mrs. Drucilla L. Coleman was born July 13, 1863 in New England, Ohio. Sept 24, 1884 she married Wm L Coleman, five children were born to them, two passing away in the east. Mr. Coleman died there in 1905. In pioneer spirit the widow with her children started west by train and came to Harrington on June 5, 1909. Surviving Mrs. Coleman is her daughter, Mrs. George Starlin (Constance I), twin sons, Clifton D. and Clyde G. Coleman… (Citizen 16 Apr 1937) Clyde Coleman and his sister, Mrs. G. D. Starlin, who had planned to accompany the body of their mother, Mrs. D. C. Coleman to New England, Ohio for burial, had their plans suddenly changed when Mrs. Starlin became ill Sunday and was taken to Spokane for an operation. Her condition is serious. Thursday morning J. C. Phillips, mortician of Davenport, superintended the burial of Mrs. Coleman in Hillcrest Cemetery where she will rest until such time as ia possible to take her to the Ohio cemetery where her husband and two sons are buried. (Citizen-23 Apr 1937) (Lincoln Co Health records show her father as Frederick Wyall, born Ohio; her mother was Polly Smith).  

Coleman, infant d. 10-08-1925"Stillborn Coleman. Died: 10-08-1925, Harrington, WA. Father: Clifton D. Coleman. Mother: Agnes Langley. Buried: Harrington, WA." (Lincoln County Health death card) This infant in Hillcrest Cemetery Blk 2 Lot 55, shared grave with Leonard Dean Coleman.

Coleman, Leonard D.

Scarlet Fever Claims Victim.—Leonard Dean Coleman, age 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton D. Coleman, died early Tuesday morning from after effects following scarlet fever. The funeral was held from Mrs. W. L. Coleman’s residence, the Rev E. A. Allin, officiating. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. The pall bearers were: Dean Yale, Howard Baker, Frederick Nice and Billy Richardson. A baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Oct 25 and thus, with unusual force, the bereaved family is brought face to face with the fact that in the midst of life we are in the presence of death. (Citizen Nov 5, 1926) Leonard Dean Coleman. Died: 2 Nov 1926, Harrington. Birth: 6 Nov 1922, Harrington, WA. Father: Clifton Coleman, born OH; Mother: Agnes Langley, born WA. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA." (Lincoln Co Health death card)  

Conklin, Alice,  (niche #10)

“Alice Conklin. Passed away May 25, 2010 at home at the age of 92. She was born in Downs, Washington and spent most of her life in Harrington. She is survived by daughters, Sally (Bill) Hanlon and Joyce Wiltse; nine grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, son, Chuck and grandson, Chuck. She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at The Service Station, 9315 N Nevada, Spokane.” (Spokesman-submitted)

Conklin, Charles P.,

Charles P. Conklin, father of Mrs. Alfred Stiles, passed away Monday, Feb 21, 1937 of a heart attack. He had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were held from the Community Congregational Church Wednesday…. Interment was in Hillcrest. Mr. Conklin was born March 3, 1859 at Alpine, NJ. During his early life he was a dock builder and for 17 years he worked the NY-NJ Interstate Park. He united with the Methodist church in the East. Following the death of his wife in 1927, he came west to Mohler, WA, in 1928 where his daughter, Mrs. Stiles, then Kathryn Conklin, was teaching school. During the rest of his earthly sojourn, his daughter’s home was his home. Surviving Mr. Conklin besides his daughter and Harry Conklin, a son here, are four sons, Everett, Arnold, David, and VanValen; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Swartz and Miss Alice Conklin, all of Yonkers, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Marshall and Mrs. Lawrence Smalley, NJ; one brother, Asa, Alpine, NJ; a brother John having passed away last fall. Mr. Conklin was a friendly, quiet man, better known in the Mohler region, and admired and loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. (Citizen-Feb 26, 1937) (Lincoln Co Health records show his father was John Conklin and his mother was listed as Valen Valen. The informant was Kathryn Stiles.)

Conklin, Harry O.

Harry O. Conklin—Passed away Oct 6, 1987, VA Hospital, Spokane. His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by his wife, Alice, at the home, two daughters, Sarah (Sally) Hanlon, Wrentham, MA, Joyce Wiltse, Spokane; one son, Charles (Chuck) Conklin, Spokane; 10 grandchildren; sister, Helen Swartz, Hudson, NY; WW II Veteran. Member of VFW and DAV. (Spokesman)

Cook, Steven Aaron ---

Coombs, Anna (McIntosh)

Mrs. W. H. Coombs, aged 72 years, mother of Mrs. J. P. Rosebaugh and Joe Coombs, and sister to Mrs. E. G. Crisp, died of heart failure Tuesday, Nov 28. She was born in Scotland and came to the US many years ago. Her husband preceded her in death about ten years ago. Mrs. Coombs was a good Christian and for many years, and at the time of her death, was a member of the Harrington First Presbyterian church. (Citizen-1 Dec 1911)

*Coombs, Cordella (Teddy)

A funeral service for Cordelia (“Teddy”) Coombs of Harrington was held Tuesday this week, Aug 14, at the Harrington Community church with Pastor John Branden and the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Coombs, 82, passed away Aug 10, (1990) in Davenport. Born in Bickelton, WA, on Aug 1, 1908, the daughter of Iradell and Helen Stone, she grew up in the Walla Walla area. She graduated from high school at Toledo, Oregon. She married Donald Coombs on Aug 29, 1957, and left her career to help him run his family’s farm. In 1925 the couple built a new home at the Harrington Golf and Country Club, which was built on land purchased from the Coombs family. She was a member of the United Church of Christ. She leaves behind her husband Donald; two step-children, Joe Coombs of Spokane and Susan Els of Harrington; four grandchildren; two great grand-children; and one niece, Peggy Frare of Seattle. Mrs. Coombs was the last of seven children in her family.

*Coombs, Donald

"Coombs, Donald ‘Don’.—Entered into rest Oct 4, 2006 at the Lincoln Hospital from pneumonia at the age of 96. Born on August 4, 1910 at the family home near Harrington, WA to F J ‘Joe’ Coombs and Mary (Knapp) Coombs.  Active in school sports and a member of the Harrington Boy Scout troop. Graduated from Harrington High School, in 1928.  Attended Washington State College school of business 1929 through 1933, a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. 1936 married Evelyn Talkington, a 1928 Harrington High School graduate. They had two children, Joe Coombs and Susan Coombs Els. They farmed one mile south of Harrington.  December of 1955 his wife, Evelyn passed away from an illness. Don married Teddy Stone in 1957.  Was one of the founding men that of the Harrington Lions Club in 1945, helped form Lions Clubs in Davenport and Reardan. Don and Teddy farmed until 1975. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, Pastor Cindy Wuts will officiate. Concluding Services and Vault Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA." (Spokesman Review: undated, Oct 2006)

Coombs, Elizabeth A., ---

Coombs, Evelyn

The community was stunned and grieved Wednesday morning at the untimely passing of Evelyn Coombs, wife of Donald Coombs. She had been poorly for some time but seemingly was better. Last week she was hospitalized for two days at Odessa Memorial Hospital, ill with pleurisy but had returned home to recuperate. She was stricken suddenly and violently ill about 7 AM and by 8 o’clock she had passed away. She is survived by her husband, son Joe, daughter Susan; brothers: Wayne Talkington, Spokane; Lloyd, Roy and Norman Talkington, Harrington; Delbert Talkington, Pomeroy; sisters: Mrs. Harold Burke (Lois), Harrington; Mrs. George Morgan (Opal) and Mrs. Wallace Phillips (Doris), Tacoma, WA.  Her father, T. E. Talkington, died when she was a little girl; her mother, Belle Talkington, died a year and a half ago.  (Citizen-Dec 9, 1955)

Coombs, Francis E.

Francis E. Coombs—Passed away Aug 18, 1991 in Davenport; his home, Harrington, WA. He is survived by two brothers, Donald and William; one nephew Joseph Coombs; 6 nieces. Graveside services Aug 20, 1991 at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Coombs, Francis Joseph

Funeral services for Francis Joseph Coombs, pioneer resident of Lincoln Co, were held Monday, Dec 11, at the community church. He died Dec 8, 1967 at Deaconess. Mr. Coombs was born Nov 9, 1877 in Ishpeming, MI. With his parents, brother and sister he came to WA in 1893. The family settled on a farm six miles south of Harrington, later establishing a home site one mile south of town. Mr. Coombs, more familiarly known as Joe, continued and extended his father’s farm. He was married to Mary Pauline Knapp on June 2, 1909. Three sons were born to them: Donald, William and Francis. In 1916 they moved into town. Besides his wife and sons, he is survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and one nephew, T. W. Rosebaugh. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-14 Dec 1967)

Coombs, Mary Pauline (Knapp)

Mary Pauline Coombs (97)—Passed away Dec 24, 1987 in Davenport, WA. Her home Harrington. Survived by 3 sons, Donald J., William C. and Francis E. Coombs. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Mary Pauline Knapp Coombs of Harrington died Dec 24, 1987, in Davenport. She was 97.  Mrs. Coombs was born Aug 16, 1890 in Harrington. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 28, at the Community Congregational Church with Rev John Branden and Rev Roger Muisiner officiating.  Greg Knapp was soloist and Marge Armstrong was organist. Mary Coombs was born in the Knob Hill area west of Harrington and attended Harrington schools.  She served with the Red Cross during the 1918 flu epidemic. She married F. J. Coombs and farmed south of Harrington. They built a home in town in 1916 and continued to farm until their retirement in 1936.  The couple continued to enjoy retirement until Mr. Coombs’ death in 1967.  Mrs. Coombs remained active in the community until May 1985. She lived the past two and a half years in care centers before her death at the Lincoln Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Harrington Community Church, Chapter AG of PEO and Rebekah Lodge.  Mrs. Coombs is survived by three sons, Donald J Coombs of Harrington, William C Coombs of Sunnyvale , CA , and Francis E Coombs of Martinez, CA; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. Family members attending the services included: Don and Teddy Coombs, William Coombs, Francis Coombs, Joe and Ann Coombs of Spokane; Craig, Karen and Nathaniel Coombs of Palo Alto, CA; Cheryl Coombs of Seattle; Jim, Sue, Brian and Becky Els, and Dorothy Williams, all of Albany, OR.  Special memories of Mary Coombs by family members include her garden over flowing with fresh lettuce, corn and flowers; of baking bread every week; and fresh Christmas cookies coming out of the oven.  Mrs. Coombs also celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, F. J., and family. As Rev John Branden said in his eulogy, ‘her family members and their families were special to Mary. She lived a good, creative and full life. She was a good mother, a loving friend, a sincere Christian, a joy to know. When you live 97 wonderful years, it is like a beautiful picture and no one can say all the things that are in our hearts about how wonderful and truly missed Mary Pauline Coombs will be’.” ( Davenport Times:  12-31-1987) 

Coombs, William C.

William C. Coombs—Passed away Aug 14, 1995 in Santa Clara, CA; his home Santa Clara; formerly of Harrington, WA. He is survived by 5 daughters, Marry Coombs, Margaret Jeanie Eerhard, Dorothy Williams, Catherine Holdorf and Kristi Coombs; 8 grand-children; one brother, Donald Coombs. Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Coombs in 1977 and one brother Francis in 1991. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Coombs, William Henry (Jr.)

W. H. Coombs died on Friday evening last at the residence of his parents, two miles south of town, after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday. The remains were interred in the Harrington cemetery. William Henry Coombs was born at Ishpeming, MI on Oct 29, 1875. In 1893 with his parents and brother and sister, he removed to this state and settled near Harrington. (Citizen-Dec 8, 1899)

Coombs, William Henry (Sr.)

W. H. Coombs, living about a mile south of town, while attempting to lead two horses to a nearby pasture, was thrown down and dragged along the road and frightfully mangled, his body striking some fence posts until it was thrown loose by a breaking rope. The horrified wife witnessed the sad sight. The unfortunate man did not live long after the accident. The funeral services were held Sunday from the Presbyterian church. Under the direction of the Odd Fellows, the remains were interred in the Harrington Cemetery. William Henry Coombs was born in St Austell, England, on May 6, 1848. He left his native land before reaching his majority. He remained awhile in NY and then traveled extensively in this country, settling at Ishpeming, MI. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna McIntosh on March 1, 1872. Two sons and one daughter were born to this union. The oldest son was buried here about 5 months ago, the other son and daughter, survive and with their mother live at the home place. (Citizen-11 May 1900)

Coons, Marcella Bernice (baby of M. F.)

The baby daughter, aged 6 months, of Mr. & Mrs. Coons, of Mohler, died Friday night (Jan 10, 1919) of spinal meningitis. Card of Thanks. We take this means of expressing our thanks to our friends for the many kindnesses and also for the floral offerings during the sickness and death of our baby. Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Coons. (Citizen-17 Jan 1919)

(WA State Board of Health shows "Marcella Bernice Coons; female, white, single, b. Sept 2, 1918, WA; age 4 mos 8 dys; Father = M. F. Coons, b. KS; Mother = Myrtle C. Snider, b. MN; Died Jan 10, 1919, spinal meningitis; L. F. Wagner, MD; Burial: Harrington, WA; no undertaker; Disinterment permit Harrington to Spokane, Greenwood Cemetery, Feb 27, 1929."

Cormana, baby son of Bryan (2 hrs)

The infant baby son, born last Thursday night to Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Cormana, lived but two hours. A simple funeral service was held Saturday at the grave, interment taking place in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-1 May 1925)

Cormana, Berdene

The little babe, six months old to a day when it died on the 24th inst, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Sunday, Rev S. H. King conducting the funeral services at the home. (Citizen-31 Dec 1915)  

(WA State Death Cert. shows "Berdene Cormana, female, white, b. June 24, 1915, Lincoln Co, WA; Age 6 mos; Father = William T. Cormana, b. MO; Mother = Zaidee B. Streeter, b. MO; Died Dec 24, 1915; cerebral meningitis; contributory, influenza; E. E. Langley, MD; Burial Harrington Cemetery, J. E. Turner, Undertaker")

Cormana, Claude E.

Death called very early Sunday (June 15, 1952) morning claiming Claude E. Cormana at his home. He was stricken with a heart attack. Born Oct 9, 1890, to the late Mr. & Mrs. John J. Cormana at their homestead west of town, Claude was a native pioneer. As a young man he was active in the Harrington Brass Band. He was a member of the 143 Field Artillery in WW I. In the fall of 1919 he married Ruth Stoner, two children were born to them. The Masonic last rites were conducted at Hillcrest. Interment was in a part of the cemetery where his mother was buried 35 years ago, and his father 25 years ago in May. Surviving Claude are his wife, Ruth; daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Hearn; son, Garth; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Jones, Mrs. Bertha Allen; and brothers, Elmer and Bryan. (Citizen-20 June 1952)"Claude Evert Cormana. Died: 6-15-1952, Harrington, WA. Father: John J. Cormana. Mother: Alice Reed. Spouse: Ruth Cormana; Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA." (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Cormana, (John)  Elmer

John Elmer Cormana was born Nov 30, 1894 in Harrington, son of Mr. & Mrs. John J. Cormana (Alice Reed). The Senior Cormanas homesteaded near Harrington in1870. Dec 12, 1917 he married Marjorie M. Trantum who preceded him in death, Dec 25, 1954. Elmer had lived in Harrington 33 years when he and his family moved to Spokane. Mr. Cormana was visiting at the home of his son at Rock Springs, when he suddenly became ill and passed away Aug 20, 1961. Four children survive him: John Gordon Cormana of Rock Springs, WY; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Simpson; Mrs. Doris Cunningham; Mrs. Joyce Campbell; brother Bryan Cormana; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Allen and Mrs. Carrie Johnson. Burial was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-7 Sept 1961)

Cormana, John Sr., (d. 6-25-1901)

John Cormana Sr., a well known Harrington pioneer, died Tuesday of this week, after a long illness, and was buried by the Masonic Order, of which he had for many years been an honored member. Mr. Cormana was 86 years old, and had lived much of the time with his son west of Harrington, where they located about 15 years ago. He had two sons and a daughter, the latter being the wife of Charley Bethel. He was receiving treatment in the hospital at Harrington at the time of his death. The impressive ceremonies of the Masons were carried out at the grave Wednesday. (Dav. Times-2 July 1901)

Cormana, John J. (J. J.) d. 1927

A number of Davenport people drove to Harrington Friday to attend the funeral of John J. Cormana, age 70, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Allen, Wednesday of last week, following a long illness. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. The Harrington Masonic lodge had charge of the cemetery services. Mr. Cormana was born in MO and came to Harrington in 1885, settling on a homestead 10 miles west of town. For 20 years he had been president of the Harrington State Bank, and he had extensive farming interests. In 1887 he was married to his boyhood sweetheart, Miss Alice Reed. His wife died 7 years ago. Five children survive him: Mrs. Carrie Jones, San Francisco; Mrs. Earl Allen, Claude E. Cormana, John Elmer Cormana and Charles Bryan Cormana, all of Harrington. He is also survived by 3 sisters and a brother: Mrs. Carrie Kelley, MO; Mrs. Laura Hicks, MO; Mrs. Belle Bethel and W. T. Cormana, Harrington. Mr. Cormana was a member of Odd Fellows, Masons, Eastern star and Rebekah lodges of Harrington, the Royal Arch Masons at Davenport and the Shrine in Spokane. (Dav Times-19 May 1927 )"John J. Cormana. Died: 11 May 1927, Harrington, WA. Birth: Kingston, MO. Spouse: widowed, Alice, nee not stated. Father: John James Cormana, born KY; Mother: Mary Ann McFall, born KY. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery." (Lincoln Co Health death card)7)

Cormana, Mary Alice

Mrs. Cormana had been ailing for some time and had been in Spokane taking special treatments. She was at the home of a friend where a number of ladies had gathered and were busy sewing when she suddenly died with her sewing in her hands. Her heart had bothered her for years and the failure of this vital organ was the cause of her death. Her daughter Carrie was present at the time. Mary Alice Reid Cormana was born Aug 4, 1863, at Newcomers, eastern Ohio. When a child of six her parents moved to Caldwell Co, MO. Her father went into the merchandise business, but died soon after at Hamilton, where the family continued to live. Here the deceased attended school. When she was 24 years of age she made the long trip to Washington and on Dec 13, 1887, was married at Sprague to J. J. Cormana, who had taken up a homestead near Harrington 3 years previously. The young couple started housekeeping in the settler’s cabin already built by Mr. Cormana. Here they had lived through many years of their married life until they moved to Harrington for the education of their children. The funeral services were held Saturday at the Presbyterian church. The Eastern Star attended in a body. The casket was covered with a great mass of beautiful flowers. The church was crowded to the doors, some 200 being in attendance… Services at the grave were conducted by the officers of the Eastern Stars. Deceased is survived by a husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Bertha Allen of Harrington, and Mrs. Carrie Sletto of Spokane; 3 sons, Claude, Elmer and Bryan, of Harrington; a brother, Frank Reid, of Deer Park; a sister, Mrs. Ella Williams of Wilbur; 2 half-brothers, Will Markwick and Dick Markwick, of Deer Park, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ollie Luce, of Spokane. All of the relatives were present at the funeral except Mrs. Williams, who was ill at the time. (Citizen-7 May 1920)

Cormana, Ralph

The community was shocked this Thursday morning to learn that Ralph Cormana, the 8 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Cormana, had died that morning of pneumonia. This was their only child, a daughter having been lost some years ago by the same disease. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen 4 March 1921) "Wm Ralph Cormana. Died: 3 March 1921, Harrington, WA. Birth: 20 Feb 1913, Harrington, WA. Father: Wm T. Cormana; Mother: Sada Streeter; both born: Kingston, MO. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA." (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Cormana, Ruth (Stoner)

Ruth S Cormana—Passed away Sept 3, 1987 in Davenport, WA. Her home Harrington. Survived by one daughter, Betty J Van, Harrington; one son, Claude G Cormana of Commerce City, CO.  She was an elementary school teacher in Harrington until her retirement in 1963. Cremation preceded services. (Spokesman-Review) (Inurn-ment occurred in Block 6 Lot 30, Hillcrest) ( “Ruth Stoner Cormana. Died: 5-03-1987, Davenport, WA. Father: Carl I Stoner. Mother: Esther Conn.  Spouse: Claude E Cormana. Buried: Evergreen Crematory, Spokane, WA.”; “Ruth S. Cormana, 95, of Davenport died Sept 3 in the Lincoln Nursing Home, Davenport. Mrs. Cormana was born April 5, 1892 in Lansing, Michigan. She was a 1915 graduate of Cheney Normal School, later known as Eastern Washington University. She was a member of the Community Congregational Church in Harrington. She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of PEO Chapter Ag, and the Women’s Fellowship, all of Harrington.  She taught elementary school at Harrington from 1915 to 1920 and again from 1943 to 1963 spanning two generations of Harrington families.  Survivors include one daughter, Betty J. Vann of Harrington; a son, Claude G. Cormana of Commerce City, Colorado; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held Sept 9 in the Harrington Congregational Church. Rev John Branden officiated. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” ( Davenport Times:  9-24-1987) 

Cormana, William T.,

William T. Cormana, 71, suffering for several months with cancer of the stomach, died at his home Tuesday, Feb 23, 1937. He passed in the twinkling of an eye just after greeting Rev and Mrs. Kenneth Claypool, who had called to see him. He just closed his eyes and without a struggle his soul departed. It was several months ago that an X-ray diagnosis disclosed the cause of his failing health….There was no cure for him. Returning home, he gave up his vocation at the blacksmith shop and bravely faced the fate that sooner or later, awaits all, his every thought being for “My little woman”, as he always affectionately spoke of his wife. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb 26, from the Community Congregational church. He was a member of Harrington Lodge No 160 IOOF, Laurel Lodge No 119 F & AM, Bright Hope Chapter No 79, OES, and Magnolia Rebekah chapter. These fraternal societies will participate in the rites. Born near Kingston, MO on Sept 20, 1865, he came west to Washington Territory in 1885 and mined in the Hunters district. He was always popular with early settlers for his ability to “play the fiddle.” After 8 years in Canada and 10 years in Cananea, Mexico, he returned in 1913, locating in Harrington where he conducted a blacksmith shop. He was a lover of the outdoors, did much hunting in Mexico, and was known as a successful fisherman. He joined the Baptist church in MO and during his residence here attended the Presbyterian and later the Community churches. He is survived by his widow, Zaida, one sister, Mrs. Belle Bethel, several nieces and nephews. (Citizen-Feb 26, 1937)"William T. Cormana. Died: 2-23-1937, Harrington, WA. Father: John Cormana; Mother: Maryan McFall. Spouse: Zada Cormana. Buried: Harrington, WA." (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Cormana, Zaida Bardine (Streeter)

Mrs. W. T. (Zaida) Cormana died April 1, 1957 at the California Christian Home at San Gabriel, CA. Death was from a heart spell. The W. T. Cormana resided here a number of years ago. Mr. Cormana died here and is buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, as well as Ralph and Bernice, their two children who died in infancy. (Citizen-19 Apr 1957)

Cottrell, Eva A.,

After an illness that confined her to her home for many months, Mrs. Cottrell passed away last week Thursday morning (Jan 22, 1948). Born June 27, 1865 at Peoria, IL, Eva Ann Shaver was married to Seth Cottrell in MN on Apr 27, 1884. In June 1927 the Cottrells came here from Canada. Mr. Cottrell died in Sept 1936. Ten children were born to the Cottrells, five of whom preceded their mother in death. Mrs. Cottrell was a member of the Gold Star Mothers in North Dakota. The Cottrell son Roy, infantryman in WW I, serving in France, was killed in action in that country. Mrs. Cottrell was a member of the local Evangelical church. Interment was in the family plot at Hillcrest. Mrs. Cottrell is survived by one son and 4 daughters, Minnie Johnson, Carl Cottrell, Iva Dunston, Edith Vanderhoof, Nettie Severson; brothers, John Shaver, Oliver Shaver, Perly Shaver; sisters, Edith Scheel and Iva Hustead. (Citizen-30 Jan 1948)

Cottrell, Seth

After a long illness, Mr. Cottrell passed away Wednesday night (Sept 2, 1936). Seth Cottrell was born near Racine, WI, Nov 8, 1858. In his youth he moved to MN where he lived around the Mankato much of the time. Here he grew to manhood and Apr 27, 1884, at Minnesota Park, he married Eva Ann Shaver. To this union were born six daughters and four sons. Five of the children have passed on, among them, Mrs. Cora A. Peterson, who died May 8, 1929 at Opportunity, once a resident of Harrington. A son, Roy William Cottrell was a member of Co K, 91st Division and was killed in the Meuse-Argonne during the World War. In the fall of 1886 the Cottrell family moved to MO where Mr. Cottrell worked in the coal, lead and zinc mines. Here he contracted lead poisoning from the dust. He met death fearlessly. Surviving are his widow, 5 children, Mrs. Minnie Yarrington, Karl J. Cottrell, Rev Mrs. Iva Dunstan, Mrs. Edith Vanderhoff, Mrs. Nettie Severson; two brothers, William and Albert; 5 sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Barr, Mrs. Julia Graches, Mrs. Anna Huntley, Mrs. Martha Simmons and Mrs. Minnie Christenson. (12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren have died.) (Citizen-4 Sept 1936)

Coulter, George E.,  (see Goulter, G. E.)

*Coulter, Mary M.,

Mrs. Mary Coulter died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Q. Crawford, May 30, 1917. At the time of her death she was 95 years and 8 days. Deceased has been in feeble health for many months. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Interment took place in the Harrington cemetery. Mrs. Coulter was born in Shakleyville, Mercer Co, PA. She was married at age 20 and became the mother of 6 children, 3 of whom survive. She is also survived by 2 brothers and a sister: Mr. John Orr and Thomas Orr of Iowa and Mrs. Maggie Thompson of PA. Her surviving children are: Mrs. J. Q. Crawford, Mrs. A. J. Gehrett, and Mrs. T. E. Coulter. Deceased was a widow for 50 years and for 8 years has resided in Harrington.

Cousins, Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joseph Cousins—Born Apr 17, 1990. Passed away Apr 17, 1990. Survived by parents, Bruce and Cheryl Cousins, Lamont, WA; sister, Tiffany Lynne Cousins; Paternal grandparents, George and Linda Green, Harrington; Maternal grandmother, Opal Wood, Grove, OK. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Strate funeral Home in charge. (Spokesman-Review)

Covert, James L         d. 2-21-2015

"James L Covert. A family graveside service for James L Covert, 86, took place Feb 25 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mr Covert's nephew, Jay Tanke, led the service of Christian burial with the assistance of the US Army Honor Guard and Strate Funeral Home of Davenport. Mr Covert died Feb 19 at the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center. Born March 17, 1928, in Wilbur, he was the first child of Harry L and Mabel Covert and lived with his family in Wenatchee and Wilbur before moving in 1941 to Harrington. During his school years there, he had the Spokesman-Review paper route and worked at Burgan's Grocery Store. After his 1948 graduation from Harrington High School, he was drafted into the US Army, served in the infantry and on the front lines in Korea during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged in 1952, he attended Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, then began a 20-year employment with the US Forest Service at Pierce, Idaho, in the Clearwater National Forest. After his retirement, he returned to Harrington, where he was a member of the Nazarene Church and worked for Paul Haines during crop spraying season. He was an avid sports fan, supporting the Harrington Panthers, the Sprague-Harrington Falcons and, though unable to attend Odessa-Harrington games, he faithfully followed the Titans in the local newspapers. His parents and sister,
Patty Covert, preceded him in death. He leaves four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Myrna Porsch of Colby, Kan., Harriet and Donald Haydon of Creston, Helen and Roy Nuxoll of Cottonwood, Idaho, and Eileen and Glen Tanke of Mohler; 14 nieces and nephews, 25 great-nieces and great-nephews, and five great-great niecesand nephews." (Odessa Record: 2-__-2015)

Covert, Mabel V.

Mabel V. Covert (age 91)—Passed away in Davenport, WA on July 18, 1998. Survived by her son, James Covert, Harrington; 4 daughters, Myrna Porsch, Colby, KS; Harriet Haydon, Spokane, WA; Helen Nuxoll, Cottonwood, ID; Eileen Tanke, Mohler, WA. Preceded in death by her husband Harry Covert in  1946 and daughter Patty Jean Covert in 1935. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

 “Mabel Violet Covert passed away on July 18, 1998 in Davenport. Mabel, 91, had been a resident of Harrington for 57 years.  Mabel was born on May 29, 1907, to Fred and Ella May (Smith) Warren in Hyattville, Wyoming. She moved toWenatchee at the age of 16 and married Harry Covert on Nov 4, 1926. They lived in Wenatchee and Wilbur before moving to Harrington in 1941. Over the years, Mabel worked at various businesses in Harrington, and she also worked as a certified nurse’s aide at Lincoln Hospital for 10 years. Her life was centered around her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, James Covert of Harrington; four daughters, Myrna Porsch of Colby , KS , Harriet Haydon of Spokane, Helen Nuxoll of Cottonwood, Idaho, and Eileen Tanke of Mohler; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Covert, in 1946, and daughter Patty Jean Covert in 1935. Services were held Wednesday, July 22, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.” ( Davenport Times: 7-23-1998)

Cowger, Harvey     

Harvey Cowger, age estimated at 59, died suddenly about 2:30 PM last Saturday afternoon and his body was found a few minutes afterwards by Henry Johnson. The body was half on the bed and partly on the floor and indicated that he had fallen while trying to get to his bed. For some time “Harve” as he was familiarly known, had been ailing. It appears that he had been poisoned with something like ptomaine poisoning and was recovering from that when he contracted flu. He was not bedfast and occasionally appeared on the streets but was weak and haggard. Saturday afternoon about 2 PM a physician was called and he immediately summoned assistance, stating that Harve had suffered an apopletic stroke…  But little is known of the early life of Mr. Cowger. About 34 years ago he married Miss Nora Kinkaid of Ellensburg and together they kept house in Mr. Crout’s house in Ellensburg. This was before Mr. Crout had married Mrs. Crout and he stayed with them. Their daughter, Edith Cowger, was born in Ellensburg. About 1902 the family moved to Harrington where Mr. Cowger bought a home and was employed as pump man for the Great Northern, operating the pumps here and at Lamona and Wilson Creek. About 21 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cowger separated and she got a divorce and later married a man named George Noyes but her present address is unknown. Edith stayed with her father for three or four years before she finally left Harrington. Her present address is Ferry Lake about 100 miles out from Kalispell, Montana, off the railroad. The way she was remembered that Mr. Cowger’s former brother-in-law, a Mr. Kinkaid of Ellensburg, had stopped at the tourist camp here last summer… Henry Johnson, who knew Harve quite well, says that he had 3 or 4 brothers in the west some years ago. One of them died in the IOOF home in Walla Walla about 3 years ago. Another brother in Alaska once visited here but returned north. “I understand that Harve’s mother and Ezra Meeker’s wife were sisters”, said Mr. Johnson. “Anyway Harve always referred to Mr. Meeker as Uncle Ezra… Some of his relatives lived at Puyallup. He also has some cousins named Meeker who lived up near Hell’s Gate on the Columbia.” ….. (Citizen 20 March 1925)

Cox, Alice (Davis)

Mrs. James Cox Sr. (Alice Davis) passed away in Spokane last week. Following last rites at Spokane, Saturday, the body was brought to Harrington for burial in Hillcrest, beside her husband, James Cox, and her daughter, Madge Cox Morris. Mrs. Cox was born in MO and came to Spokane as a young woman. Alice Davis and James A Cox were married in Spokane and came to Harrington. Mr. Cox passed away in 1935. She resided with her daughters in Spokane. Mrs. Morris died May 12, 1949. Surviving Mrs. Cox are her children, Miss Helen Cox, son James A. Cox Jr.; one brother, Lloyd B. Davis. (Dav. Times-28 Apr 1966)

Cox, Helen Joyce

Helen Joyce Cox—Passed away at Lake City, TN, April 4, 1991. Born and raised at Harrington, WA. Resident of Spokane 47 years. Due to ill health has resided in TN the past 7 years. Memorial service, Apr 11, 1991 at Central United Methodist Church, 3rd & Howard, Spokane, where she had been an active member. Also member of Jonas Babcock Chapter of DAR and many years served School Dist 81 as a teacher and in the Guidance Dept. Survived by one brother, James Albert Cox II, TN. Interment Harrington Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Cox, James Albert

The community was shocked Thursday morning when the news of the death of James A. Cox reached us. He was stricken with apoplexy and died Dec 13, 1935. He suffered a stroke last spring from which he recovered. James Albert Cox was born Aug 19, 1871 in Indiana. His childhood was spent there and in MO. As a young man he came to WY. About 33 years ago he came to this locality where he farmed. Sept 9, 1902 he was married and his widow, Alice survives. Other surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Madge Morris and Miss Heln Cox; one son, James Jr; 3 sisters, Mrs. Laura Fiske, Mrs. Maggie Jones and Mrs. Sarah Ethridge; 2 brothers, Robert E. and J. E. Cox. A sister, Katie Bussy preceded him in death. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. (Citizen-20 Dec 1935)

Cox, John C.,

While driving a team hitched to a tractor engine late Tuesday afternoon, Mr. John Cox stumbled and fell in front of the wheels, which passed over his right hip and back, inflicting injuries from which he died in two hours. The funeral which will be in charge of the Masons of which  he is a member will take place today. Mr. Cox is 35 years of age. He is survived by a wife and family who are in Tennessee. He has been working of late for Mr. A. A. Bumpass of this place. (Citizen-Nov 22, 1901)

Cox, Madge (see Morris- d. 5-12-59)

Cox, Maude ---

Cox, Wayne

Death came to Wayne Cox last week, at his room in the Lincoln Hotel, Davenport. He was found Thursday morning where, apparently he had dropped dead as he was retiring the previous evening. He suffered a heart attack in September and was hospitalized for several weeks. He had not been working since his illness. Mr. Cox was born Oct 30, 1880, near Clinton, TN. As a young man of 16 years he made a trip on a riverboat to New Orleans where he worked for a while on the levies. He came west in 1906 stopping at Lamona and was employed by the late J. J. Cormana on his farm. He became a familiar figure through the years as he worked for many other farmers including Jim Froman, T. B. Lakin, Frank Gateley, W. B. Armstrong and Shorty Talkington. His fine personality and friendliness endeared him to the families among whom he lived. During the horse and mule farming days, when Harrington was the setting for the Mule Day celebration, Wayne Cox was among the skilled skinners. He was winner one year and his trophy cup is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Talkington… His mother, Mrs. Shreldia Cox near Clinton, TN, and brother, Rule Cox of Andersonville, TN, survive him. The last rites were in care of Bumgarners Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at the Community Church with Rev E. R. Madson in charge. The IOOF order, No 160, of which Mr. Cox was a member, conducted graveside rites at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen Oct 13, 1944)

Crawford, Clyde O.

Funeral services were held Nov 9 for Clyde O. Crawford, of Spokane, who died Nov 4, 1967. Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. Born Nov 21, 1895 at Los Angeles, CA, he spent most of his life in the Harrington area, working at various times for John F. Green, Louis Schultz, Frank Watson and the Odessa Union warehouse. He is survived by the following cousins: Mrs. Violet Boag, Mrs. Myrtle Frey, Mrs. Rilla Cook and Mrs. Flore Holstine. (Dav. Times-16 Nov 1967)

*Crawford, J. Q. A., d. June 1918

John Quincy Adams Crawford, for ten years a resident of Harrington, died at his home in Harrington, May 23, 1918, after an illness lasting many months. Deceased was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept 10, 1847. He came to the US with his parents when he was a boy of five or six. The family settled in IL, and the father dying soon after, the boy was put to work while very young. In 1880 he caught the western fever and went to Crawford Co, KS in the eastern part of the state. Here, in 1888, he was married. He later moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he engaged in the grocery business for 5 years. In 1908 he moved with his family to Harrington where he lived until the time of his death. For over 30 years he was a member of the IOOF, and has been a member of the Presbyterian church from his youth up. He leaves a brother, four sisters, and is survived by a wife and two sons, Talbot and Clyde. (Lincoln Co Auditor’s office holds the death certificate for John Quincy Adams Crawford. Born Sept 10, 1847; Died May 23, 1918 from a cerebral hemorrhage, contributory cause was softening of the brain. His father is shown as George Crawford, born Scotland; his mother is shown as Jannette Smith, also born Scotland. Burial is shown at Harrington cemetery.)

Crawford, Rilla N. (Coulter)

Mrs. Rilla N. Crawford, a resident of this community since 1908, died at her home last Friday night (May 7, 1948). Her death came as a result of a weak heart. Rilla N. Coulter was born June 29, 1868 in PA. She moved to Beulah, KS, where on Feb 25, 1886 she was married to John Q A Crawford. They later moved to Arkansas, California, Idaho and in 1908 to Harrington. Mr. Crawford, who operated a shoe repair shop, passed away May 23, 1918. Mrs. Mary A. Coulter, mother of Mrs. Crawford, resided for several years at the Crawford home and she passed away May 30, 1917. Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Nazarene Church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford is survived by two sons, Tolbert and Clyde; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Gehrett. Coming from out of town for the last rites were Mrs. Gehrett, who was 90 years old Feb 16, of Moscow, ID; and Mrs. Lloyd Holstine, Mrs. Frank Crane and Mrs. Henry Walker, nieces of Mrs. Crawford. (Citizen-14 May 1948)

Crawford, Tolbert C.,   

Tolbert Crawford died March 21, 1956 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. He came to Harrington in June 1955 and lived with his brother Clyde. Tolbert C Crawford was born Aug 10, 1892 in Beulah, KS, to Mr. & Mrs. J. Q. A. Crawford. The family moved to Harrington in 1908. In 1919 Tolbert went to CA to live which was his home until last summer. Surviving is one brother, Clyde. His father died in 1918 and his mother in 1948. Funeral services were held March 24. IOOF No 160 had charge of the graveside rites at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-30 March 1956)

Crisp, Albert Edward “Bert”

Albert Edward (Bert) Crisp was born in Cherokee, Iowa, June 29, 1879 the son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Crisp. The family moved to Harrington and lived on a ranch in Lord’s Valley.  Bert Crisp became affiliated in the hardware business with Mr. ____, and for a number of years Bert was active. In 1917 Mr. Crisp sold his business here and moved to Spokane. He joined Laurel Lodge 119 in 1903 and kept his membership current during the years. He joined Bright Hope chapter of Eastern Star but did not maintain that membership. He was a member of the Shrine in Spokane. Dec 3, 1941 he married Mrs. ___ McInnis.  Mr. Crisp underwent an operation at Mayo Bros hospital, Rochester, MN, and although seemingly improving, he did not completely recover. He passed away in his home last week, and funeral services were held Saturday from Smith’s in Spokane. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in the Crisp family plot where his parents, sister, Mrs. Gateley, brother P. W. Crisp, first wife, Madge Corselius are buried. Surviving Mr. Crisp are his widow at their home in Spokane; two daughters, Mrs. Don Kelly, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Fred Crebbin, Baltimore, Maryland; brother Fred Crisp, 83 years old, San Francisco; nephews, Frank Gateley, Harrington; George Crisp, Portland, ____ Gateley; niece, Mrs. Earl _____, Willows, CA. (Dec 26, 1952-Citizen)

Crisp, Barbara (McIntosh)

On last Sunday occurred the death of Mrs. Frederick G. Crisp at the home place in Harrington. Her maiden name was Barbara McIntosh and she was born in King township, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto, on June 14, 1844. She was 68 years, 3 months and 1 day old, and is survived by one brother who still resides at the old home place in Canada. She was the mother of 5 children and four grandchildren, Francis Shadrach Crisp died in infancy. The following were present at the bedside of their dying mother: Mrs. Minnie Gateley, Frederick George Crisp and wife Maud, Peter Wm Crisp, Albert E. Crisp and wife Madge. The funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Presbyterian church. (Citizen-20 Sept 1912)

Crisp, Frederick G  

Mr. .F G. Crisp, 79, passed away Thursday morning (June 10, 1915) at the home of his son, A. E. Crisp. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, Apr 13, 1836, and came to WA from Cherokee, Iowa in the spring of 1888. He leaves to mourn his loss three sons and one daughter, Messrs A. E., Peter W., and F. C. Crisp; and Mrs. Minnie Gateley. He served on the board of  county commissioners of 1896-7. Interment will be in the Harrington Cemetery beside his wife. (Citizen-11 June 1915)

Crisp, Madge Elizabeth (Corselius)

Mrs. A. E. Crisp, well known former Harrington woman, passed away in Spokane, Sunday, and funeral services were held Tuesday with cremation following. Born at Colfax, Iowa in 1879, Madge Elizabeth Corselius and her mother came to Harrington in 1904. Madge Corselius was married to A E Crisp in 1907 and the couple remained here until 1917. During her stay here she was prominent in the work of the Presbyterian church. Surviving her is her husband, Albert E Crisp at the home in Spokane; two cousins in Long beach, CA. (Citizen-24 May 1940)

Crisp, Peter W.,  (in 7-25)ashes 3-20-49

Harrington will miss “Bill” Crisp, who for more than 61 years has been a very substantial part of this community. Death came early Sunday morning (March 20, 1949), following an acute illness of a heart ailment. Born May 20, 1876 at Gold Hill, Nevada, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred G. Crisp. When Bill was a small boy they moved to Cherokee, Iowa, and in 1888 they came to Harrington. Three sons and a daughter (Fred G. Crisp Jr., P. W., A. E., and Minnie, later Mrs. Gateley) made up this pioneer family that homesteaded land in Lord’s Valley. Bill Crisp took over the farming duties on the old homestead about 1902. His mother died in 1912 and his father in 1915. Mrs. Minnie Gateley died in the early 1930’s. Two and a half years ago, after his marriage to Viva Toole, Mr. Crisp and his bride purchased a residence in town. Cremation in Spokane followed the last rites here at the Community church. Surviving Mr. Crisp are his wife, Viva; brothers, Fred G. and A. E. (Bert); three nephews, Frank and Dudley Gateley, and George Crisp; a niece, Mrs. Earl Haines (Marguerite Gateley). (Citizen-25 March 1949)

Crisp, Viva (Toole), d. 1961

Cronrath, Ernest

Following a long illness, the aftermath of a stroke, Ernest Cronrath passed away April 23, 1966 at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. The Ernest Eronrath family moved to the Harrington area in 1929 from Ritzville. Survivors include, his wife, Esther (Virgie); sons, Ray A., Harold and Eugene; one daughter, Ruth (Mrs. Cameron Kirk); brothers, Fred, Paul, William, Albert and Herman; one sister, Mrs. Millie McCay. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-26 May 1966)

Cronrath, Esther V. ( Taylor )

Esther V. Taylor Cronrath—Passed away Dec 16, 1981 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Mother of Edythe Anderson, Mrs. Glen (Dorothy) White; sister of William Jungblom; 3 step-sons; one step-daughter. A 3 year resident of Coeur d’Alene, formerly a resident of Harrington since 1929. Burial services Harrington Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)   “Esther Virginia was born to Charles and Hannah Jungblom on Feb 21, 1894 in Raymond, MN. She was the fourth in a family of nine children. At the age of 7 she moved with her family to their homestead south of Lind, WA.  In December of 1912, she was married to Carl Kaufmann Taylor. Two daughters were born to this union, Edythe Anderson and Dorothy White. The family moved to the Harrington area in 1928 and Esther was widowed in June of 1955.  In October of 1961, she married Ernest Cronrath who had been a friend from grade school days. Esther was again widowed in May of 1966. She was a member of Harrington’s Bright Hope Chapter of Eastern Star and was one of the first cooks at Harrington High School.  In 1976, Esther moved to Coeur d’Alene to live with her daughter, Edythe. Following a heart attack, she was taken to Kootenai Memorial Hospital in Coeur d’Alene where she died on Dec 16 after six days of care. Esther is survived by her two daughters, seven grandchildren:  Lorna Martin, Bill Anderson, Edna Marlowe, Sally Bodda, Jill James, Douglas White and Richard White; 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.” ( Davenport Times: 12-24-1981)

Cronrath, Frieda E., --- d. 1960

Mrs. Ernest Cronrath passed away last week Thursday (March 24, 1960) following a severe illness from cancer. Frieda Buhl was born at Kenosha, WI, May 2, 1891. She moved with her parents to a homestead near Ritzville about 1903. She was united in marriage to Ernest Cronrath June 16, 1910 at Ritzville. The couple farmed near Roxboro (west of Lind) for a number of years and then moved to a farm east of Ritzville until 1929 when they moved to the E. C. Scott farm near Harrington. They resided there until 1953 when they moved into Harrington. She was church organist for many years. She was a charter member of the Harrington Church of the Nazarene. Surviving Mrs. Cronrath besides her husband are 5 children: Raymond, Harold, Clarence, Eugene and Mrs. Cameron Kirk (Ruth); one brother, Arthur Buhl; and one sister, Mrs. Albert Cronrath (Alma). Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-31 Mar 1960)

*Cronrath, Marciel M.

Memorial service for Marciel M. Cronrath, 59, of Harrington, is scheduled today (Thursday, Aug 23) at Harrington Community church. Burial preceded at Hillcrest. Mrs. Cronrath died Aug 18, 2001 in Spokane. Born May 3, 1942 in Spokane, to Herbert and Louella (Zicha) Armstrong, she graduated from Harrington High School in 1960 and married Melvin A. Cronrath on Oct 29, 1960. They farmed in this area for 38 years. She was a mother to 32 foster children and wrote for the local papers and was a very active member of the community. Her husband preceded her in death in 1998. She leaves three children, Mitch (and Tammy) Cronrath of Harrington, Maureen (and Hal) Whitman of Tekoa, and Michael Cronrath of Harrington; 2 grandsons; her mother, Louella Armstrong; her brother, Bill (and Barbara) Armstrong, all of Harrington; and 2 nephews.

Cronrath, Melvin A.

Melvin Albert Cronrath (age 58)—Memorial services for Melvin Albert Cronrath will be held Aug 11, 1998 at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Mr. Cronrath who died Friday (Aug 7, 1998), was a resident of Harrington. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1958. In 1960 he married Marciel Armstrong and they have farmed in the Harrington area for the past 38 years. He will be remembered for his generosity and willingness to help, as well as his ability on the Baritone horn. He is survived by his wife Marciel; sons Mitchell and Michael; daughter, Maureen Whitman; a brother, Edwin Cronrath and sisters, Joyce Smith and Marian Pouley. (Spokesman-Review) He was also “Dad” to 32 foster children. (Dav. Times)

Crowell, Iva C. (Miss)

The entire community were greatly surprised last Sunday to learn of the sudden death of Miss Iva C. Crowell, one of Harrington’s most estimable ladies, from an attack of plura pneumonia. She was ill only four days and her death was wholly unexpected. Miss Crowell lived in Harrington a number of years. The deceased was born in Rahway, New Jersey, on Feb 12, 1852. In 1894 she moved to Harrington where she has since resided with her brother Wallace. She leaves besides her brother, 3 sisters, Miss Ella Crowell and Mrs. John Barrett of this city, and Miss Mary Crowell of Patterson, NJ. The funeral services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian church. Interment was made at the new cemetery where short services were also held. (Citizen-7 Apr 1899)

Crowell, Mrs. W. L., ---

Crowley, Clara Johanna (Pracht)

Mrs. Jim Crowley passed away May 18, 1965 at the Ritzville Nursing Home. Last rites were held at Strate Funeral Home. Jim’s rites were conducted June 27, 1964; he passed away June 23. Clara Pracht was born Dec 16, 1882 at Elgin, IL. She came west in 1909 and was employed in the farm home of John F. Green. Here she met Jim Crowley and they were married Dec 27, 1912. They stayed on at the Green farm for several years. They moved to Idaho for 7 months and returned to Harrington. For a number of years they farmed the Jefferis land. Surviving Mrs. Crowley are a sister, Mrs. Mary Bigelow, and a brother, Frank Pracht. Preceding Mrs. Crowley in death, besides her husband, were her parents, a brother and a sister. (Citizen-27 May 1965)

Crowley, Dean

Graveside services were held at Hillcrest, Sunday, for Dean Crowley, 30, son of Mrs. Ella Crowley and the late Tom Crowley, and a distant cousin of Jim Crowley. Reared at Mohler and Oakesdale, Dean has made his home near Deer Park in resent years. Two brothers and three sisters and his mother survive him. His father and two brothers and a sister are buried in Hillcrest, as also are his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley. The Tom Crowleys formerly owned the farm near Mohler, now owned by Tankes, and upon which Walter Tanke resides. Mrs. Ella Crowley is a Craig girl of the Lord’s Valley pioneer family and a sister of the late Margaret Craig Curain, one time superintendent of Lincoln Co schools. (Citizen-9 June 1950)

Crowley, Ella Mae --- d. 1973

"Ella Mae Crowley passed away at Moscow at the age of 94. Services were held at the Open Door Church, Monday, January 19th at 10 a.m. The Rev. Clifford Truman officiating, with burial at the Harrington Wash. Cemetary, (sic). Lauer Funeral Home in charge. Born Oct. 17th, 1878 at Lovelach, Nevada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Craig. Came to Washington territory in Dec. 1883, her father having established a ranch near Sprague. She first taught school in Lincoln County, at the age of 16 having obtained a certificate through examination. Later she attended Cheney Normal School and continued teaching until 1904. Married Thomas J. Crowley in 1904. They lived on a farm at Mohler, later moving to Pasco, Oaksdale, and to Deer Park in 1919. Her husband passed away September 3rd, 1937. Mrs. Crowley is survived by 2 sons, Dr. Ward Crowley of Moscow, Idaho; Milford Crowley of Colfax; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Waldo, Deer Lake; Mrs. Donald (Elinore) Crogan of Portland; Mrs. Leon (Kathryn) Wolfstone, Bellevue; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren." (Tri-County Tribune; Deer Park, WA; February 1, 1973)

Crowley, Helen H.

Helen H. Crowley—Private family services will be held for Mr. & Mrs. Milford Crowley with burial following in Harrington. Mrs. Crowley passed away Sept 10, 1988 in Spokane; Mr. Crowley on Sept 12, 1988, also in Spokane. They are survived by one son, Dr James R Crowley, 4 grandchildren. Mrs. Crowley is survived by her brother, Cliff Tollett, Malden, WA. Mr. & Mrs. Crowley are lifetime residents of the Spokane area. Before her marriage Mrs. Crowley was an elementary teacher. (Spokesman-Review)

Crowley, James Manuel

Jim Crowley died June 23, 1964 in the Lincoln Hospital at Davenport. James Manuel Crowley was born Apr 4, 1871 at Bentenville, Arkansas, to Mr. & Mrs. Randolph Crowley (Sarah). As a young man of 22 he came to WA and worked on farms. It was here he met Clara Pratt and on Dec 27, 1912 they were married. He farmed for J F Green, farmed the Jefferis land on rental and retired, moving to town. Surviving Mr. Crowley besides his wife, is a brother Jerry Norval Crowley, and several nieces and nephews. (Dav. Times-2 July 1964)   “Jim Crowley died Tuesday evening of last week (June 23) in the Lincoln hospital at Davenport. He was taken to the hospital several weeks ago, to receive treatment for a serious type of stomach flu.  Mrs Crowley was with him often and was at his bedside all day Tuesday.  James Manuel Crowley was born April 4, 1871 at Bentenville, Arkansas, to Mr and Mrs Randolph Crowley (Sarah). As a young man of 22, he came to Washington and worked on farms among them the John F Green’s California Ranch. It was here he met Clara Pratt, and on Dec 27, 1912, they were married. They stayed on the Green place for several years, then went to Idaho, where Jim planned to farm. After about seven months he said, ‘Harrington is good enough for me—let’s go back’—and this they did.  For a number of years they farmed the W H Jefferis land at the extreme northeast part of town, and resided in the house there. When Jim was not able to do the work, he hired the C B Phillips's to see, weed and harvest the crops. In time, Jim gave up the Jefferis rental, which was assumed by the Phillipses.  Mr and Mrs Crowley bought a house on School Hill (former Jesse Williams home) and retired. However, they busied themselves with a ‘back yard’ garden, and a few chickens.  Jim Crowley joined Lodge No. 10, IOOF, Jan 18, 1906 and was a continuous member from then until the time of his passing. When it became hard, then impossible for him to attend lodge, he was asked why he continued his membership, to which he replied, ‘My dues helps support the Odd Fellows home in Walla Walla and the home deserves and needs the help’.  Last rites were held Saturday June 27 at 10 a.m. from the chapel at Strates Funeral Home in Davenport. Rev H E Widner was officiating clergyman. Gordon Larson sang ‘Beyond the Sunset’ and ‘Beautiful Isle of Somewhere’.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Pallbearers were C F Gilbert, R M Norske, W J Kerr, Buriage Armstrong, Emmett Phillips and C B Phillips.  Odd Fellows Lodge NO. 160 conducted graveside rites.  Hoyt Carr of Davenport was noble grand, assisted by Wayne Riddle, a past noble grand of the Grand  Lodge.  Surviving Mr Crowley besides his wife, is a brother, Jerry Norval Crowley, Twin Falls, Idaho, and several nieces and nephews.  Coming from out of town for the funeral services were Mrs Marie Bigelow, sister of Mrs Crowley, and daughter Pauline of  Miles City, Montana; Bert Womach, Ella Crowley, Jerry Crowley Sr, Twin Falls, Idaho; Lt. Col. And Mrs Jerry Crowley Jr, Moses Lake; Mr and Mrs Max Sideman (Martha), cousins of Mrs Crowley; Mr and Mrs Bill Koshier, Bill, Anita, Susan, Alyce and Harold, Spokane; Mr and Mrs Bill Dougherty (niece of Jim’s) and Mr and Mrs Edmond N Nielson, Mrs Ward Crowley (daughter-in-law of the late Tom Crowley, brother of Jim); Mrs Katie Lamparter Gold who remained over the week end with Mrs Crowley, and Mr and Mrs John Collin (Bettie Beneke) of Spokane. Besides a host of friends from Davenport and Harrington.” (Citizen: 7-02-1964)

Crowley, James

James Crowley was born Aug 25, 1829 in Howard Co, MO, crossed the Plains in 1851, married Martha Gibbons in Placerville, CA in 1858, settled near Petaluma, Sonoma Co, CA, moved to Lookout, Modoc Co, in 1881, and came to Lincoln Co last Oct. He had 8 children. When he learned that her death was only a matter of a few hours, he declared that he could not live without her. He died from heart failure and passed away Feb 17, 1903. (Odessa Record-20 & 27 Feb 1903) A sad funeral took place in Harrington, Friday, Feb 20, 1903, when Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley were laid to rest in one grave, the aged couple passing away within a few hours of each other. (Lincoln County Times-3 March 1903) Memorial services in honor of Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley will be held the first Sunday in June. (Citizen-29 May 1903) The service held in memory of the death of Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley, which took place a few months ago, was well attended. Music was furnished by the male quartet and the memorial sermon was preached by J. B .Spight. (Citizen-12 June 1903)

Crowley, Marion

Marion Crowley, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Crowley, was killed by a train at Oakesdale last Saturday and was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Monday afternoon, J. E. Turner having charge of the body. It appears that the little girl was picking flowers near the railroad track when she caught her foot in a cattle guard and an approaching freight train killed her. The body was brought back here in a closed auto. Brief funeral services were held at the grave, Rev Alexander Pringle officiating. W S Thompson sang several songs with the accompaniment of his guitar. The little girl’s body was placed beside the bodies of her two brothers who had been buried there for several years. Among those who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. & Mrs. Crowley and son Ward of Oakesdale, Mr. & Mrs. Mills of Oakesdale, Mrs. O. G. Williams of Vera, Mrs. Cody of Keller, Mrs. Brooks of Sprague, Mrs. Margaret Craig Curran of Tillamook, OR and Mrs. Thorp of Bluestem. (Citizen May 9, 1919)

Crowley, Martha M. (Gibbons)

Martha M. Gibbons Crowley was born in Clark Co, Arkansas on Apr 4, 1839, moved to CA with her parents in 1854 and there married James Crowley. Following an illness that finally overtook her, she died 14 hours after her husband on Feb 18, 1903 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. G. Williams, near Odessa. James and Martha were buried in Harrington. Mr. & Mrs. Crowley leave one daughter, Mrs. O. G. Williams, and three sons (John L., Robert L., and Thos J.) all of WA. Mr. Crowley is additionally survived by a brother, James W. Crowley, and 3 sisters (Mrs. A. M. Green, Mrs. J. W. Leventon and Mrs. F. A Smith) of CA. (Odessa Record-27 Feb 1903) A sad funeral took place in Harrington Friday, Feb 20, 1903, when Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley were laid to rest in one grave, the aged couple passing away within a few hours of each other. (Lincoln County Times-3 March 1903) Memorial services in honor of Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley will be held the first Sunday in June. (Citizen-29 May 1903) The service held in memory of the death of Mr. & Mrs. Crowley, which took place a few months ago, was well attended. Music was furnished by the male quartet and the memorial sermon was preached by J. B. Spight. (Citizen-12 June 1903)

Crowley, Milford T. “Bill”

Milford T. (Bill) and Helen H. Crowley—Private family services will be held for Mr. & Mrs. Crowley with burial following in Harrington. Mrs. Crowley passed away Sept 10, 1988 in Spokane; Mr. Crowley passed away on Sept 12, 1988 also in Spokane. They are survived by one son, Dr James R. Crowley, Wailuku, HI; 4 grandchildren, Anne Crowley, Susan Crowley, Joan Crowley, Craig Crowley, all of Kirkland, WA. Mr. Crowley is survived by two sisters, Margaret Waldo and Elinore Coogan; and one brother, Ward Crowley. Mr. Crowley retired as Supt of Schools from the Colfax district. (Spokesman-Review)

Crowley, Mina (inf of J. L. & C. S.)-1900

Crowley, Robert Craig

Robert Craig, aged 7 months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Crowley of Mohler, died Monday morning at 4 o’clock. Rev Jesse Marhoff at the First Presbyterian Church at Harrington preached the funeral sermon Tuesday. The little one was tenderly laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen Aug 7, 1908)

Crowley, Thomas J .

Early Mohler Farmer.—Another pioneer of this locality was tenderly committed to his last resting place in beautiful Hillcrest Cemetery Monday afternoon when burial services were held for Thomas Crowley, age 66, the funeral services having first been held at Deer Park. Thomas Crowley was born in Mendocino County, CA and in company with his cousin, our fellow-citizen, Jim Crowley, came to Washington in the fall of 1893. Tom was 26 and Jim was 22 years of age, and these young men were 33 days coming overland in a one-seated hack. Two horses pulled them, and two were led back of the buggy. The autumn was wet, rain falling thirty days out of the thirty-three on the trip.  These California sons “bunked in” with O G Williams of Mohler, and Tom Crowley and his brother-in-law, Mr. Williams, formed a farming partnership that lasted many years. Mr. Crowley married Miss Ella Craig, sister of Margaret Craig who was county superintendent of schools at one time. In 1912 the family moved to Attalia near Walla Walla, WA.  They lived at Oakesdale, and 17 years ago moved to Deer Park from where temporary moves to Pullman were made several times to send the children to the state college, and all of their sons and daughters are WSC graduates. Mr. Crowley conducted a small diversified farm near Deer Park. Surviving Mr. Crowley are his widow at the home and six sons and daughters—Ward Crowley, teacher at WSC,  Pullman; Milford Crowley, teacher at Pasco; Mrs. Margaret Waldon, Pullman; Mrs. Eleanor Coogan, Coulee Dam; Miss Kathryn Crowley, government employee in Wash. D C; and a younger son, Dean; two brothers, John at Greenacres and Bob at Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. O. G. Williams (Fannie) and two in California. And among other surviving relatives is his cousin and boy-hood companion, Jim Crowley of Harrington. Three children, Wayne, Craig and a little daughter (Marian) who was killed by a train at Oakesdale are buried at Hillcrest, as are also his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Crowley who came from California more than 30 years ago to visit and developed pneumonia. Death came to them 30 minutes apart…. (Citizen Sept 10, 1937)

Crowley, Wayne Howard, 3-31-1908

Crowley, Weldon, 3-30-1908

Weldon, the little son of Mr. & Mrs. William Crowley of Mohler, died of pneumonia Monday night. The funeral was held form the First Presbyterian church of Harrington Wednesday. (Citizen-3 April 1908)

Cummings, R.  L., –dis-interred

R. L. Cummings, age 27, died Sunday after a brief illness. He was one of the proprietors of the Harrington Fuel and Transfer Company. He is survived by a widow and one child both of whom are now sick. (Citizen Oct 25, 1918) The body of R. L. Cummings was disinterred Wednesday (Dec 11, 1918) and was shipped to Belfast, TN. The body was accompanied by Mrs. Cummings and her brother. (Citizen-13 Dec 1918)

Cunningham, Margaret E. (Page)

Mrs. Cunningham, a sister of Skip Page, formerly of Mohler, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Tuesday (April 20, 1920) of this week. The funeral services were held in the J. E. Turner undertaking parlors, the Rev Alexander Pringle officiating. (Citizen-23 April 1920)(Edit: Margaret Cunningham was born in 1857 in WI to Abram and Louise (VanDure) Page. She migrated to WA with her parents in 1880, residing in Tacoma and Walla Walla prior to Lincoln County. She was the mother of two sons, Barney and Eugene, both surviving her.)

Curl, J. J .

J. J. Curl, a pioneer of 22 years residence in the Harrington Wheat Belt, 12 years of which time he has been a resident of the city, died Monday morning (4th) after a lingering illness. The immediate cause of death being ulceration of the stomach, with cicatricial stenoris of the pylorus. He leaves to mourn his loss, 2 sons and 3 daughters besides the devoted wife and many friends and acquaintances. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church Tuesday, Rev I S Leonard of Pullman officiating, and interment was had in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-8 May 1908) (Edit: J John Curl was born 31 Oct 1846 in MO; he married in 1874 Mary E. Seek. His death certificate shows the cause of death as heart failure. Their children were: Jessie, Napoleon, John, Ona and Lessie. Register of Death with Lincoln Co Health showed his father’s name as John Curl and his mother’s maiden name as Nancy White.)

Curry, Grace H.,  ------

Curry, Roland G.,

Funeral services were held at the Harrington Community church, Wed., Jan 26, 1955 for Roland G Curry of Spokane, son-in-law of the late Mrs. Hattie Ewing. Roland Curry was born Sept 16, 1900, at Alton. MO, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Curry. As an infant he moved to Tacoma, WA, with his parents. The family lived at Harrington from 1914-1917. John Curry was employed by the late Senator C W Bethel to help operate his  several farms. In 1918 Roland Curry and Miss Grace Ewing were married. They lived at Rice, WA about two years, then moved to Tacoma where they lived until 1951, when they moved to Spokane. Mr. Curry died at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Saturday, Jan 22, 1955. He is survived by his wife, Grace, 3 daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hastings at Warden; Mrs. Lola Perry, Spokane; Mrs. Evelyn Purdy, Tacoma; 2 sons, Ernest, Tacoma; Finis, Spokane; 2 sisters, Mrs. Iva Stewart, Mrs. Gladys Knutson, both of Tacoma. The last rites were in charge of the Strate Funeral Home. Rev Richard N. England was officiating clergyman. ..Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery…. (Citizen-Jan 28, 1955)  



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