Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...M

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





MacDonald, Kenneth B. “Heavy”

K. B. “Heavy” MacDonald passed away Saturday (Dec 18, 1965) at a nursing home in Spokane. Kenneth Brown MacDonald was born Aug 17, 1906 at Medical Lake, son of Mr. & Mrs. James MacDonald (Nettie Brown). Mr. MacDonald and Merelle Jacoby were married in 1934 at Bonners Ferry. They lived at Pomeroy prior to coming to Harrington in May, 1946. Heavy was employed at Birge-Swensons, successors to A. J. Soash-owned plant, local agent for International Harvester. He is survived by his widow, Merelle, at home; and daughter, Janet Ann Biggart. (Citizen-23 Dec 1965)

MacDonald, Merelle (Jacoby)

Merelle Jacoby MacDonald (84)—died March 31, 1997 in Seattle. Her home Harrington. Survivors are her daughter, Janet Biggart. Her husband, K B “Heavy” MacDonald preceded her in death. She was a member of the Altar Society at her Catholic Church. She graduated from Bonners Ferry HS in 1930. Retired from McCartney Insurance office. Services at St Francis Catholic Church. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) Scripture service for Merelle Jacoby MacDonald will be held tonight, Thursday, and the funeral on Friday, both at St Francis Catholic Church. Born on Apr 20, 1912 at Park Falls, WI, she went on to graduate from Bonners Ferry HS in 1930 and Kinman Business College in 1932. She married Kenneth B. MacDonald on Aug 25, 1934 in Newport. From the day she began teaching swimming lessons in Harrington in 1947, she was a friend to many. (Dav. Times excerpt-3 April 1997)

Mahrt, August Frederick

August Frederick Mahrt—Entered into rest Sept 12, 1980 in a local hospital. His home Spokane. Survived by his wife, Beverly Mahrt; two daughters, Elizabeth Gera and Peggy Mahrt; son Thomas Mahrt; mother, Mrs. Iva Lauritson; brother, Robert G. Mahrt; sister, Vivian McDonald. Graveside services at the Harrington cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Mahrt, Beverly F 2016

"Beverly Francis Mahrt, (age 94), went peacefully into the arms of our Father on March 31st, 2016. She was born October 21, 1921. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Beverly will be remembered by many for her skills as a
business woman and her generous heart. Inurnment will be Saturday, April 16th at the Harrington Cemetery at 12 o'clock noon." (submitted)

Main, Francis Louise

Funeral services were held earlier this month in Odessa for Louise Main, 62, who died Dec 31, 1974. Mrs. Main, who was buried at Harrington, had farmed with her husband George north of Lamona until they moved to Odessa in 1961. Survivors include her husband, one son and 3 grandchildren. (Dav. Times-30 Jan 1975)

Main, George H.,

George H. Main—Passed away Aug 14, 1980 in Spokane. His home Odessa. He is survived by one son, George Main; one sister, Mrs. Ann Larsen. Strate Funeral Home in charge. (Spokesman Review) "Memorial services were held for George H Main of Odessa on Wednesday Aug 20, 1980, at the English Congregational Church in Odessa. Mr. Main passed away Aug 14, 1980, after a six week hospitalization in Spokane. Pastor Douglas Roberts was in charge of the service. George and his wife Louise, who died in 1974, were longtime residents of the area, farming near Lamona. George was born in Decorah, Iowa on Dec 17, 1905. Survivors include one son, George G. Main and his wife Mickey of Seattle; three grandchildren, David, Seattle; Michael, Didcot, England; Lynda Demirjian, Greensboro, NC; one great granddaughter, Lauren Demirjian, Greensboro; one sister, Ann Larsen of NY and numerous nieces and nephews. For many years George was active in the International Order of Rainbow, serving as Rainbow Dad at Harrington, and as a member of the Advisory Board, when the Assembly was instituted in 1950. He was a past Grand Deputy in Dist No 13. He was also an active member of the Odessa Library Board for many years. Other organizations included the Eastern Star, Harrington Chapter and the Odessa Masons. Delores Stehr and Jo Roberts were soloists and Joyce Roberts was the accompanist. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery." (Odessa Record: 9-04-1980)

Makey, Ernest Lloyd,

E. L. Makey, resident of Harrington since 1920, died at his home here Thursday evening, of a heart spell. Last rites were held Tuesday, June 21. Military rites at Hillcrest cemetery were conducted by the American Legion. Interment was in a plot beside Lloyd Makey’s grandfather, Richard Lowe. Ernest Makey was born at Blue Hill (near Hastings), Nebraska, Sept 16, 1890, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Henry Makey. In about 1904 the family moved to Big Timber, MT. Here on Sept 12, 1917, Ernest enlisted in the army. He was discharged Jan 2, 1919 and in 1920 came to Harrington. He owned and operated Makey’s Garage, service station and tire shop. Surviving Mr. Makey are his son Lloyd; sister, Blanche Learnerd; brothers, Fred and Elmer. His father passes away in 1933 and his mother in 1949; their burials in Spokane. (Dav Times-23 June 1966)

Manke, Frances Hein d. 6-04-2016

"Frances M Manke, 94, passed away June 4, 2016 at Claire Bridge (Brookdale Assisted Living) in Spokane, WA. Frances and her twin sister, Virginia, were born in Ritzville, WA on March 19, 1922 to Conrad and Katie (Becker) Hein. She attended Odessa, Ritzville and Harrington grade schools and graduated from Harrington High School in 1941. Frances married Harold Manke on Nov 19, 1944. Together they raised
two sons, Howard and Tom. Frances is preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Katie Hein, her husband of 65 years, Harold, a sister Florence Norby and a brother,Virgil Hein. Frances is survived by her twin sister, Virginia Wheeler Higby of Auburn, WA, sister-in-law, Erma Colyar of Spokane, WA, sister-in-law Ester Hein of Minneapolis, MN; two sons, Howard (Patti) Manke of Davenport, WA, and Tom (Cherie)
Manke of Mossyrock, WA; seven grandchildren: Andy (Brandy) Manke of Reardan, WA, Tara (David) Smith of Rochester, WA, Brad (Kate) Manke of Colville, WA, Leslie (Joe) Lukas of Ennis, MT, Kim (Matt) Hartley of Tumwater, WA, Krista Manke of Lacey, WA, Kendra (James) Willingham of Lacey, WA; and a granddaughter-in-law Missy Manke of Connell, WA, Sachary and Tristian. Fran also has 13 great grandchildren: Colton, Jarrett, Henry, Jacklyn, Dylan, Kelsi, Sheydan, Jensyn, Hunter, Jaymason, Jaden, Kristin, and Tyler and two great-great grandsons, Gage and Knox along with several nieces and nephews. Fran will be greatly missed by our families. There will be a private graveside service at Hillcrest in Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home inDavenport, WA is caring for the family." (Spokesman Review: June 2013)

Manke, Harold L

"Harold L Manke (age 93).—Passed away Sept 11, 2010 at Harbor Glen in Spokane. He was born in Ritzville, WA on Sept 30, 1916 to Herman and Anna Manke. He attended Ritzville and Liberty grade schools and graduated form Harrington High School in 1934. Harold attended Kinman Business College. He married Frances Hein on Nov 19, 1944. Together they raised two sons, Howard and Tom. Harold farmed south of Harrington for 35 years, and when he retired his son, Howard, took over the family farm. They moved to Harrington where they lived for 33 years. The past three years Harold and Frances lived at Harbor Crest Assisted Living in Spokane. Due to Harold's health, the family spent some of their early years as 'winter birds' in Phoenix, AZ. He loved the hot dry climate. One of his pastimes was attending and watching his favorite team, the St Louis Cardinals at Spring Training baseball games. His favorite player was Stan 'the man' Musial. As his sons became older it was much more difficult to leave Harrington during the winter months. He enjoyed attending the different sport activities. Each year, Harold and Frances went to get a motel in Spokane so they could attend the State 'B' Basketball Tournament. They did not miss a game for 35 years straight. In 1966, Harold purchased a lot a Cayuse Cove in the Spokane River North of Davenport. This was a place where he loved to fish for Walleye and putter around the 'cabin', as he would call it. One of his favorite moments each year was showing his family that he could still get up on water skis. He did this until he was 71 years old. As the years went by Harold's fun times included going to the casino and playing black jack. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Anna Manke. He is survived by his sister, Erma Colyar of Spokane, WA, his wife of 65 years, Frances and two sons, Howard (Patti) Manke of Davenport, WA; and Tom (Cherie) Manke of Mossyrock, WA; seven grandchildren: Andy Manke of Reardan, WA; Tara (Dave) Smith of Rochester, WA; Brad (Kate) Manke of Colville, WA; Leslie (Joe) Lukas of Ennis, MT; Kin (Matt) Hartley of Tumwater, WA; Krista Manke, of Lacey, WA; Kendra (James) Willingham of Lacey, WA; granddaughter-in-law, Missy Manke of Connell, WA and thirteen great grandchildren: Kristen, Tyler, Colten, Jarrett, Henry, Jaclyn Claire, Dylan, Kelsi, Sheydan, Jensyn, Hunter, Jaymason, and Jaden. A special thank you goes to Harbor Crest, Harbor Glen and Spokane Hospice. There will be a private Graveside Service at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA on Saturday, Sept 18, 2010. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family." (Spokesman)

Mann, Arthur

“Arthur Mann died July 28, 1989 in the Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. He was 66. Mr. Mann was born Feb 15, 1923 at Batum to Jacob and Martha Mann. He moved with his parents to Harrington in 1924 where they farmed. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1943. In Oct 1944, he was drafted into the US Army and assigned to Troop D, 8th Cavalry. He served in the Pacific Theatre from Nov 1944 to May 1946.  He was awarded the Asiastic Pacific Service medal, Philippine Liberation medal with Bronze Star, Victory medal, Good Conduct medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal of Japan.  After his discharge he worked for several farmers in the community. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Phyllis Mann; a daughter, Shelley Renshaw of Tustan, CA; 2 sons, Michael Mann of Everett and Christopher Mann of Belfair; 2 step-daughters, Dianne Eastman of Ritzville and Mrs. Ron (Gail) Heide of Harrington; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alvin (Elsie) Ottmar of Harrington, Mrs. Hugo (Leona) Meske of Colbert, and Mrs. Warren (Ella Mae) Cook of Bothell; 8 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and aunts. Mr. Mann was a member of the Ritzville Lions Club, the Zion Congregational Church, the C J Newland American Legion Post, the Odessa post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the ‘Sunrise Point Gang’ of Deer Lake. Services were held August 2 in the Zion Congregational Church, Ritzville. Rev Jim Dowdy and Rev Ernest Sprenger officiated at the service. Sacred selections were ‘The Eastern Gate’ and ‘Family of God’ with Milton Sackmann soloist. Mrs. Amy Galbreath was the organist. The congregation sang the benediction to the tune of ‘Edelweiss.’  Casket bearers were Gerry Schoesler, Gene Mann, Ken Witt, Melvin Schultz, Walt Winters and Virgil Hein. Honorary bearers were Williams J. Reilley, Harry Clodius, Ed Deking, Bob Telecky, Roger Lybecker, Wilmerd Heinemann and Edwin Jeske. Interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington.” ( Davenport Times: 8-10-1989)

Mann, Daniel D.,

Daniel D. Mann died Aug 29, 1961 at Odessa Memorial hospital. He was born Jan 12, 1895 and spent most of his life in this area. He is survived by his widow, Mary, at the home in Harrington; son Elmer; sisters, Mrs. Mary Grams, Mrs. Emma Kissler and Mrs. Minnie Worden; brothers, Mike, Bill and Emanuel. Interment will be in Hillcrest. (Citizen-31Aug 1961) Mr. Mann was born at Leipsig, Russia. With his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Mann, Sr., he came to the US in about 1909.  In Oct 1910 he was confirmed into the church at Ralston. In 1935 he married Mary Schmidt. They purchased a farm 10 miles south of Harrington and retired in 1953. As an infantryman in the army in WW I, Mann served in the European Theater nine months. (Citizen-7 Sept 1961)  

Mann, Elmer W.,  2006

"Elmer W. Mann, 76.—of Ritzville, WA, went to his heavenly Father, Sunday, Jan 22, 2006. The son of Daniel and Mary (Schmidt) Mann, born April 2, 1929 at Odessa, WA.  Attended school at Creston, WA, before moving to Sprague, WA, in 1936. Graduated from Sprague High School in 1947.  Served in the Army for eight months, continued in the Army Reserve for eight years. Elmer married Mildred E. Lyton, June 13, 1953 at Harrington. They farmed ten miles SE of Harrington until  42 years they retired and moved to Ritzville. Member of the United Methodist Church in Harrington where he taught Sunday School, Sprague Grain Growers, board on the Lincoln Co Fair Board. Surviving is his wife Mildred at the family home in Ritzville; a son, Eugene Mann and his wife Gayle of Sprague and their children Randy, Alyssa, Daniel and William; a daughter Marlene Mann of Ritzville and her children Matt and Krystal McCabe; and a son, Dean Mann and his wife Connie of Harrington and their children James and Evie. Graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington, followed by a 11 a.m. memorial service at the Harrington Methodist Church. Pastors Douglas Lee and David Rajala, officiating. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, is in charge." (Review)

Mann, Jacob

Death came Feb 4, 1954 to Jacob Mann. He had undergone a bladder operation four weeks previous. He was almost ready to be dismissed, then he suffered a heart attack. Jacob Mann was born July 1, 1888 at Liepsic, South Russia. As a young man he went to South America for a few years and in 1909 he came to the US, settling in Spokane. In 1911 he went to the Odessa territory where on July 4, 1918 he married Miss Martha Witt. In 1929 the family came to the Harrington farming district. Four children were born to this union, all of whom survive. Mr. Mann is survived by his widow, Martha; son Arthur Mann; daughters, Mrs. Alvin Ottmar (Elsie), Miss Ella Mae Mann, Miss Leona Mann; sisters, Mrs. Matilda Fiedler, Mrs. Mary Grams, Mrs. Emma Kissler, and Mrs. Margaret Warden; brothers, Mike, William, Emil and Daniel. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-12 Feb 1954)

Mann, Martha (Witt)

Martha Mann was born May 6, 1900 at Batum, WA and died Sept 6, 1978 in Davenport. She was one of 8 children of Gottlieb and Pauline Witt, and had been preceded in death by both parents and 5 brothers and sisters. Martha Witt and Jacob Mann were united in marriage July 4, 1918 at Odessa and to this union were born four children: Elsie, Arthur, Ella Mae and Leona. Martha and Jacob continued farming in the Ruff country for the next five years after their marriage. In 1924 the Mann family moved to a farm 12 ½ miles west of Harrington. In 1954 Jacob died and she moved to town. Martha’s life was family and church. She is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Alvin Ottmar, Mrs. Warren Cook, Mrs. Hugo Meske; one son, Arthur Mann; a sister, Mrs. Nat Maier; a brother, Emmanuel Witt. Interment was at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav Times-Sept 1978)

Mann, Mary (Schmidt)

Mrs. Mary Mann, a resident of many years of Harrington, passed away at the Odessa hospital Friday (May 1, 1970). Mrs. Man  was born in Walla Walla in 1898. She was married there to Daniel Mann in 1925. The Manns have lived in this area since their marriage. They moved to Harrington in 1953. Mrs. Mann is survived by her son Elmer W. Mann of Sprague; a sister, Mrs. H. P. Walker of Odessa. (Dav. Times-7 May 1970)  

Mrs. Mary Mann, a resident of many years of Harrington, passed away at the Odessa hospital Friday (May 1, 1970). Mrs. Mann was born in Walla Walla in 1898. She was married there to Daniel Mann in 1925. The Manns have lived in this area since their marriage. They moved to Harrington in 1953. Mrs. Mann is survived by her son Elmer W Mann of Sprague; a sister, Mrs. H. P. Walker of Odessa. (Dav. Times-7 May 1970) "Mrs. Mary Mann, a resident of Harrington for many years, died at the Odessa Memorial hospital on Friday, May 1. Mrs. Mann was born in Walla Walla in 1898. She married Daniel Mann in Walla Walla in 1925. The Manns have lived in this area of Washington since their marriage. The moved to Harrington in 1953. Mrs. Mann is survived by her son, Elmer W Mann of Sprague, and three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. H. P. Wacker of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mann was a member of the Harrington United Methodist church. Her memorial service was held at the Harrington church with the Rev George D. Boner officiating." (Odessa Record: 14 May 1970)

Mann, Mildred Ellen  2010

“Mildred Ellen Mann, age 76 passed away Oct 25, 2010 in Ritzville, WA. Mildred was born to Clarence ‘Dick’ Layton and Silver Opal Gamey at Neah Bay and was the first white baby born on the reservation. At the age of 4 her family moved to the Bothell/Woodinville area; then moved to Harrington when she was about 14 and she graduated Harrington High School in 1953.  On July 13, 1953 she married Elmer Mann who was the love of her life. They moved to the family farm in Sprague and raised their three children there.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2003. After retirement, she kept herself busy in Grandmothers Club, Ritzville Senior Center, where she was both vice-president and president.  She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Mann in 2006. She is survived by her children: Eugene (Gayle) Mann of Sprague, Marlene Mann of Ritzville, Dean (Connie) Mann of Sprague, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct 29, 2010 at Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Graveside Services will be Saturday Oct 30, 2010 at 10:45 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington followed by Memorial Services at 11:30 a.m. at Harrington United Methodist Church.” (submitted)

Mann, Phyllis A.,

Phyllis A. (Menkel) Mann (age 74)—Passed away March 17, 1995 at Moses Lake, as the result of a massive stroke. Her home is Ritzville, formerly of Harrington, Sprague and Lind. Surviving is her mother, Ethel Menkel of Ritzville; a daughter, Gail Heide; two step-sons, Michael Mann and Christopher Mann. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William F. Eastman in June of 1960, and by Arthur Mann in July of 1989. Interment at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Markwick, Minerva (Mrs. Wm)

Mrs. William Markwick died at Spokane Thursday Dec 24, 1908 while undergoing an operation for obstruction of the bowels. The remains were brought back to Harrington Friday night and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery.  Mrs. Markwick was the mother of 9 children, six of whom survive her. They are: Frank Reed, Wm Markwick, Richard Markwick, Mrs. Ella Rehms, Mrs. Olive Luce and Mrs. Alice Cormana.  Minerva Reed was born April 3, 1841, in Stockton Co, Ohio; married Wm Reed with whom she lived for 15 years, until his death; later married Wm Markwick; moved to Harrington from Jamesport, MO, twenty years ago. Peace be to the departed and comfort to the sorrowing relatives. (Harr. Cit.-Jan 1, 1909)(Per family records, Minerva was the daughter of Abraham Reed.)

Marler, Allen Simeon

Mrs. Pete Duncan (Ruby Marler) sends word of the death of her brother, Allie Marler. Allen P. Marler was born Sept 28, 1895, son of Mrs. Icie Marler, and the late George Marler, who was a grain man at Mohler for many years. After an illness of many months, Allie passed away Nov 29, 1958. Last rites were held from the White Center Funeral Home in Seattle. Mr. Marler is survived by his wife, Esthyre; sons, Bud and Gary; and daughter, Bette; mother Mrs. Icie McCulley; sisters, “Tootsie” Hubbard, Gwendolyn Vernon, and Ruby Duncan; and brother, Fred Marler. (Citizen-12 Dec 1958) (Wash. State Cemetery Board: Permit for Disposition of Cremated Remains:  Allen Simeon Marler; Place of death: Seattle, King Co, WA; Date of death: Nov 29, 1958; Remains inurned on May 7, 1964 in Harrington, WA. This document is on file at Harrington City Hall.)

Marler, George Washington

George Washington Marler, for 14 years a resident of Mohler, WA, died June 9, 1917 at the age of 52 years, 8 months and 15 days. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Monday. Interment took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased has been in poor health for months and fears for his recovery had worried his relatives and many friends. He is survived by a widow and 5 children: Allie, Ruby, Fred, Mattie and Gwendolyn. At the time of his death Mr. Marler was express agent at Mohler and also agent for the Seattle Grain Co. He was a prominent member of Modern Woodmen. (Citizen-15 June 1917) He was a native of Tennessee. (LCT-14 June 1917) (Edit: His wife was Icie M. Runyan.)

Marler, Hambric

Died at Lake Creek, Oct 25, 1900, Hambric Marler, aged 60 years. The deceased came to this country from Tennessee two years ago and purchased the farm on which he died. His surviving relatives are a wife and four children, three of whom are residents of this county, to-wit: Mrs. Nat Witt, Mrs. W. Hambright and John Marler. The other child, a son, lives in the east. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in this city last Saturday by Rev A. A. Powers. (LCT-9 Nov 1900)

Marler, Sarah E.,

Mrs. S. E. Marler was buried at the Harrington cemetery last Saturday (Feb 20, 1904). Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Marler was the mother of G. W. Marler, a grain dealer of Mohler, a mother-in-law of Natt Witt of this place. She had been ailing for some time and died at Medical Lake where she was staying for treatment. (Citizen-26 Feb 1904)

Marlett, Marian G., --- d.3-2-1975

Marsh, Irma (Blk 1 Lot 1)

“Irma Marsh. Birth: July 17, 1919. Died: Sept 11, 2008. Burial of Ashes: 11-20-2008 in space with Lyle Marsh.” ( Harrington City Hall records)

Marsh, Lyle (Blk 1 Lot 1)

“Lyle Marsh. Birth: 10-02-1914. Died: 6-25-2001. Burial of Ashes: 7-28-2001.” ( Harrington City Hall records)

Marshall, Lilliam, --- d.4-26-1982

Marshal, William E., --- d.2-25-1979

Masters, Berton Herald

After a week’s illness from ptomaine poisoning, Berton Herald, the 18 month old son of Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Masters, died Friday morning. The little one was laid away in the Harrington Cemetery Saturday. (Citizen-25 Aug 1911)

Masters, Jacob S.,

The funeral of Jacob Samuel Masters, who died in Spokane last Sunday, was held at the Baptist church in Harrington. Burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. Deceased was born in Nebraska City Sept 11, 1867 and was 55 years of age. He had been troubled with Brights disease and high blood pressure but the immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Deceased came to Harrington about 10 years ago and he and the family are well known here. Some two years ago the family moved to Spokane where they still reside. Deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Masters and four children: Mrs. W. W. Burris, Mrs. Ernest Heavener, Byron and Mildred of Troy, MT. (Citizen-16 March 1923)

Matherly, Elizabeth (Edwards)

As a welcome release from earthly suffering for one who has served well in life, death came peacefully in her sleep to “Grandma” Elizabeth Matherly at her home in Bluestem at 8 AM Tuesday. Mrs. Matherly had observed her 89th birthday, Monday, Labor Day. She had been closely confined to her home in recent years because of ill health, and the last two years she was bed ridden. Elizabeth Edwards was born Sept 6, 1848 in Hancock Co, TN. She was married to John W. Matherly, a Union soldier in the Civil War, Christmas Eve, 1865, in Askel, KY. They lived in Little Rock, AR, in Iowa and Kansas, before coming west. Sometime before 1890 they came by team and covered wagon to Washington and homesteaded on the land now farmed by Karl Schultz northeast of Bluestem. In early days Mrs. Matherly performed the services of a mid-wife, being invaluable to many pioneer women in her neighborhood. She was never too tired to go to the bedside of an ill friend or neighbor to administer to his needs. Mrs. Matherly was a devout Christian, having been baptized at the age of 16 in a river in the East, uniting with the Methodist church. She was always a leader in religious services when they were held at Bluestem. The last four years or more she was unable to attend church and often times ministers, especially the Revs Ralph Weyrick and Charles Whelchel, both former pastors of the Harrington Evangelical church, went into her own home to conduct worship services.  Funeral services will be held Sunday and burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband who passed on in 1920, and 2 sons, Jesse W. Matherly and Harry L. Matherly, and one daughter, Clara Scott. One little daughter died and was buried in the East. Surviving Mrs. Matherly are 2 daughters, Mrs. Josephine Phillips of Davenport and Mrs. Pearl Kees of CA; 2 sons, Bert Matherly of Bluestem and Ed Matherly of Ford, WA; a host of grandchildren. Mrs. Harold Lynch (Juanita Matherly) of Harrington is a granddaughter. (Citizen-Sept 10, 1937) (Lincoln Co Health records show her father was Isaac Edwards, born TN; her mother was Abbey Seabold, born France.)

Matherly, Harry L.,

Harry Matherly, of Bluestem, who died Monday, July 11, 1921 at 8 AM and whose funeral services were held at Davenport, was interred in the Harrington cemetery Thursday. He was born in Somer Co, Kansas, March 15, 1877. (Citizen-15 July 1921)

Matherly, John W

John Wesley Matherly was born in Estel Co, KY, Nov 3, 1842 and died at Bluestem, Lincoln Co, WA on Feb 28, 1920. He was of a family of 12 children, one brother and three sisters surviving him. He enlisted in the Union army at 19 and served three years and three months with the third regiment of cavalry of Missouri. His father and three brothers were also in the war, his father losing his life in the service. After the war he was married to Elizabeth J Edwards in Davis Co, Iowa, where they lived until 1874 when they moved to Kansas living there six years; then in Arkansas three years, then coming to WA in 1883. They located a homestead three miles southeast of Bluestem which they farmed until 14 years ago when they retired from farming. To Mr. & Mrs. Matherly were born 9 children, 4 boys and 5 girls, seven of whom are living: Mrs. Josephine Phillips, Clara B Scott, Harry L. Matherly, W. Jesse Matherly, J. Burton Matherly, Edward B. Matherly and Mrs. Pearl Miller. Funeral services were held at the home; many accompanied the remains to their final resting place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-5 March 1920)

Matherly, Wm Jesse

W. Jesse Matherly, single, 56, Bluestyem, WA, died July 27, 1934 from pleurisy. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Phillips and Mrs. Warren Kees; two brothers, Ed Matherly and Bert Matherly. Mrs. Harold Lynch is a niece. He was born Nov 27, 1879 in Sumner Co, KS, emigrating to the Northwest in a covered wagon when yet a small boy. He worked a number of years as warehouseman for C. W. Gilstrap, and for several years had served as supply clerk in the George Black general store at Bluestem. (Citizen-3 Aug 1934)

Maurer, Shawn Michael    2012

“Shawn Michael Maurer, age 36.—From Davenport, Washington has gone to be with our Lord on April 15, 2012. Shawn was born in Davenport, WA on May 6, 1975 to Gary and Lynn Maurer. Shawn attended Harrington High School and Eastern Washington University where he received his degree in education. With Shawn’s special gift and passion he dedicated the last 10 years of his life to children. Shawn enjoyed bowling, traveling, horseshoes, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.  Shawn is survived by his parents Gary and Lynn Maurer; sisters Jennifer and Jeff Omlin and Katie and Andy Taylor; grandparents Margaret Maurer and Trudy Heimbigner; nieces Zoe and Rylee Omlin and many more family and friends. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Davenport Middle School Gymnasium. A reception will be held to celebrate Shawn’s life at the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, Davenport, WA. Mr Maurer will lie-in-state at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted, undated) 

Mayfield, Margaret  (Kerr)

(d. 4-08-1985);  “Margaret Kerr Mayfield, 95, a former Harrington resident, died at her home in Walla Walla on Monday, April 8, 1985.  Graveside services took place at the Harrington Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, with Rev David Knighton officiating. Mrs. Mayfield, born on Oct 28, 1889 in Odebolt, Iowa to Thomas and Jane Boyd Kerr, lived in Harrington most of her life.  She worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co in Los Angeles for several years, and served as a member of the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla for the past five years.  She also served as a member of the Presbyterian Church in Walla Walla and Rebekah Lodge of Harrington.  Survivors include one brother, Bill Kerr of Harrington; and five nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times:  5-02-1985) 

McAllister, Chester J.,  d.9-28-1965

“Chester McAllister. Birth: 10-11-1898. Death: Sept 1965.” (SS Death Ind ex); “Chester J McAllister. Death: 28 Sept 1965, Lincoln Co,WA.  ( WA State Death Index: Certificate 021549; did not view) “After a determined and brave eight- month battle to regain his health, Chet McAllister had a severe setback the week end of Sept 25, and was rushed to the Odessa Memorial hospital, but his condition was serious and death came to him Tuesday night, Sept 28.   Chester J McAllister was born Oct 11, 1898 at Florin, CA, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McAllister. Chet spent part of his childhood there, and later lived at Folsom, CA. As a young man he worked at Folsom and later at Stockton. It was at Stockton that he met Miss Margaret (Peggy) Cook. They were married there in 1925. In 1936 Mr. and Mrs. McAllister came to Harrington and to the cattle and wheat ranch, ‘17 miles west of town,’ belonging to her grandfather, J. B. Pershall. This was their home until 1957 when they sold to Donnel Looney and moved to town, renting the Orville Swartz house.  The McAllisters purchased a trailer house for camping. As members of the Wananagan Club they enjoyed many trailer trips and camp-outs with the group.  In February of this year Chet had surgery, and later a severe stroke. He was hospitalized many weeks at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.  In early September the McAllisters purchased the George Norin home, mostly furnished. On Sept 7 Peg and Chet moved to their new home, but it was to be enjoyed by Chet too short a time.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct 1 from the Community Church, with Rev Floyd Young officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge. Gordon Larson of Davenport sang ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, and ‘The Twenty-Third Psalm’.  Mrs. Dean Armstrong was organist. Pall bearers were Darrell Turner, Jack Hartford, Howard Hose, Harry McCartney, Harold Turner and W J Kerr.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Pershall.  Surviving Mr .McAllister, besides his widow, are a brother, Clarence McAllister at Yountville, CA, and a sister, Mrs Evelyn Hoover, Sacramento, nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 10-14-1965)

McAllister, Margaret “Peg”

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Harrington community church for Margaret McAllister. Officiating was the Rev Roger Muisiner. Mrs. McAllister was born in Spokane on March 9, 1904 and died at a Spokane hospital June 12, 1974. She had been married Dec 23, 1925 to Chester, who died in 1965. They had farmed 17 miles east of Harrington from 1935 until their retirement in 1957. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Howard Cook of Seattle. She was buried at the Harrington Cemetery. (Dav Times-20 June 1974)

I received the death certificate of Margaret McAllister, who is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, today. Although Marge's obituary source lists her as Margaret "Peg" Hollopeter McAllister, she was apparently born a COOK, not a HOLLOPETER. Her d. c. says she was the daughter of John Cook and Ora Pershall. I wonder where the Hollopeter comes in, if at all . . Added: Dawnette, family member

McCann, Alice

Alice, the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Pete McCann, died at 5 o’clock Wednesday morning after a short illness of spinal meningitis, and irritation incident to teething. Alice was ten months and 14 days old; a bright little thing and the joy of her parents who have the sympathy of all. The funeral was conducted at the home Thursday, Rev F. L. Moore of the ME church officiating. (Citizen-25 Dec 1908)

McCann, Inga Mae, d. 9-23-1971

McCann, Peter

Peter McCann, 67, who died suddenly at his home at Lacrosse, WA, Sunday morning Aug 23, 1936, was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, August 25. Funeral services had been held that morning from the Methodist church at Lacrosse with the Rev Mr. Schreiber officiating. He was born in Blueridge County, MN.  Some thirty years ago he was located in Harrington where he was engaged in the real estate business, and was one of our prominent citizens and boosters in those days. The McCanns have been located at Lacrosse for the last four years where he was engaged in business. He had been in good health, all but varicose veins in his legs, with which he had been troubled more or less for some time. Death was due to a blood clot in the heart from this cause. J E Turner had charge of the funeral, having made the trip to Lacrosse for the remains. Charles E. Ivy, as representative of the Masonic order, committed the body to the grave with Masonic rites. Surviving Mr. McCann are his widow, Inga, 2 daughters, Eleanor at home, and Mrs. Maxine Green, Endicott; one son, Richard, an attorney in Seattle; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sue Cochrane, Sprague, and Ida Sinnell (Finnell), Latah. All members of the family were present at the rites as were also his sister-in-law, Mrs. Livingston, daughters, and Mr. Livingston, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ivy, all of Davenport, and many others. (Citizen-28 Aug 1936)

McCann, William Henry

After an illness of 8 weeks W. H. McCann died at his home 7 miles north of town at 12 o’clock, Saturday, April 12, 1913. The funeral services were held Monday at the Evangelical church at Harrington, the pastor, Rev J. M. Preiss officiating, and interment, under direction of Mortician J E Turner, was had in the Harrington Cemetery. William Henry McCann was born in the state of Pennsylvania July 24, 1866 and was 46 years, 8 months and 17 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Washington 22 years ago and worked at the carpenter’s trade for a number of years in and about Davenport. About 12 years ago he took up a homestead on which place he has lived continuously since. He leaves, besides a wife and son here, a father, mother, 3 brothers and one sister in Galesburg, Illinois, to mourn his loss. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a kind neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. (Harr. Cit.-18 Apr 1913)Henry McCann, of Bluestem, died last Saturday at the age of 46 years, 10 months and 17 days. He had been a sufferer from general complaints for a long time, and the immediate cause of the death was a blood clot on the brain. Deceased was born in PA and leaves relatives residing in Gailsbury, IL. His wife and her family survive him. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Price, of Harrington, and the body was interred in the Harrington Cemetery. (LCT)  

McCowin, Angel Rae, d. 3-3-1975, 5 mos

McCowin, baby son of Paul,  10-25-63

McCowin, Paul R.,

McCowin, Rosemary P.,

Rosemary P. McCowin (age 64)—Passed away June 4, 1992, in Sacremento, CA. Formerly of Ritzville, WA. Survived by two sons, George McCowan, Ritzville, and William McCowan, Stockton, CA; two daughters, Carolyn Laird, Provo, UT; and Katherine Hamrey, Fargo, ND. Member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, Ritzville, WA. Funeral services June 9, 1992 at Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

McCowin, Wm O., 1963

McCoy, Elizabeth (see Hammack)

McCoy, John

John McCoy was born in the state of Tennessee in 1859, and died Jan 12, 1900, in the city of Spokane, WA, where he had been taken to undergo an operation for appendicitis; after which his lungs proved to be greatly affected, making a complication from which he could not recover. His suffering was very severe for nearly five weeks, when death came to free him from the body and its pain. Mr. McCoy was a successful and industrious farmer, and had lived in Lord’s Valley for 15 years. He leaves a sorrowing wife, who will listen in vain for the footsteps of a loving and faithful husband, and all who knew him and his wife sympathize with her in her bereavement. The funeral services were held at the church in Harrington on Sunday last, and was one of the most largely attended ever held here, giving high tribute to the worth and esteem in which deceased was held by his neighbors and friends. Rev A. A. Powers preached the sermon. The pall bearers were Elvis Hammock, John P. Carden, Walter Talkington, Jas R. Goodwin, Albert Talkington and S. E. Scott, all old-time friends and neighbors. The funeral cortege was a long one which accompanied the remains to the Harrington Cemetery. (Harr. Cit.-Jan 19, 1900)

McCue, Ida (Braden)

On Friday the news was received in Harrington of the death of Mrs. Ida Braden McCue, wife of E E McCue, which occurred at their home 12 miles west on Lake Creek. She was born in Daviess Co, MO, Apr 18, 1877, and died Jan 11, 1907. In the latter part of Dec a child was born to Mr. & Mrs. McCue and the mother contracted typhoid pneumonia shortly afterwards which eventually led to her death. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Braden of Harrington and besides them she leaves a husband, two small children, two sisters and two brothers to mourn her death. The funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church Saturday. The remains were laid to rest in the Harrington cemetery. The ladies of the Eastern Star, of which she was a member, were present and paid tribute. On her arrival here some six years ago, Mrs. McCue followed the occupation of teacher and taught one term in Harrington, one in Wilbur and in several other districts in the county. (Citizen-18 Jan 1907)(Edit: The Citizen of March 15, 1918 carries the obituary of her husband, E. E. McCue, who died at Long Creek, Oregon on Feb21, 1918 from gunshot wounds. At his death he was survived by a widow and 4 daughters.)

McCune, Bernice Ilene(Block 2 Lot 46; Owner, R D McCune)

Bernice Ilene, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Russell McCune, aged 1 years 6 months and 3 days, died at the McCune home in Harrington April 28, 1929. The little one was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-3 May 1929)

McCune, Dena Mae (see Green)

McCune, Georgietta

Former Harrington resident Georgietta McCune died Dec 13, 1976 in Fairfield, WA.  She is survived by 6 daughters: Lois Helen Bonser, Spokane; Eleanor N. Moeser, Ketchikan, AK; Thelma L. McCune, Newark, NJ; Mable A. Massey, Tacoma; Lea K. Legg, Everett; Claudia Bednar, Kalamath Falls, OR; 2 sons: Bert E. McCune, Harrington; and Donald F. McCune, Newark, NJ. Funeral services were held Dec 17 at Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane with private interment at Harrington Cemetery, the Rev Robert Rush officiating. (Dav. Times-Dec 23, 1976)

McCurdy, Dollie, --- d. 2-28-1936

McDermott, Arlynn (Mayfield)

Mrs. Arlene (Mayfield) McDermot died at Los Angeles early Friday morning of last week. She made her home there with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Mayfield. W J Kerr and Mrs. Ann Lueck of Harrington left Friday morning by plane for LA, to accompany Mrs. Mayfield to Harrington where burial services will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery. Besides her mother, Mrs. McDermot is survived by her father, A R Mayfield in Spokane, uncles, aunts and cousins. Mrs. McDermott was reared in Harrington but has resided for many years in Los Angeles. (Citizen-3 Dec 1959)

McKellips, Leonard

Last Sunday morning Leonard D. McKellips, age 66, dropped dead at his home near Mohler. He had just shaved and was out on the porch stropping his razor when he fell over. Mr. McKellips came to this region 23 years ago from Illinois. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons, Roy and Vernon, and one daughter, Mrs. Clea Denny. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church; burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-11 Sept 1925)

McKellips, Maggie,--- d. Nov 1956, “Maggie McKellips Dies. Born in February, 1861.  Last rites were held Tuesday at the Davenport Presbyterian Church for Mrs Maggie McKellips who died at her home there Saturday.  Maggie Christ was born Feb 12, 1861 at Nauvoo, IL   She was married in 1888 to Leonard D. McKellips. They lived in Missouri, and at Nauvoo, and after 12 years moved to Ritzville, WA, where they lived for three years, then moved to a farm south of Harrington. Here they resided until 1941 when they moved to Davenport.  Mr. McKellips died in 1925. Roy McKellips has taken care of his mother during her aging years.  Rev John A Christianson officiated at the last rites and Gordon Larson sang, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Nearer My God to Thee’.  Mrs. John F Green was organist. Strate Funeral Home directed the services. Pallbearers were Francis and Alfred Stiles, Ervin Weber, John Drinkard, Stone Fiske and August Schmauder.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. She is survived by sons Vern, Spokane; Roy, Davenport; daughter, Elsie Denny, Honolulu, Hawaii ; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.” (Citizen: 11-02-1956) 

McKellips, Roy, --- d. 10-13-1966

McKinnon, Archie B.,

Archie McKinnon, brother of Jim McKinnon, who died at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Friday, May 28, 1936 was brought to Harrington by railway express and his remains interred in Hillcrest Cemetery. Archie McKinnon was born June 7, 1880 in the Red River Valley, ND. He is survived by 3 brothers and one half-sister: James McKinnon, Harrington; Charles and Dan McKinnon and Mrs. Harry Stang, Davenport. He had spent the last 16 years in Canada employed as a pipe fitter for the Union Drilling Co at Calgary. About a year ago he broke his arm. This resulted in partial paralysis of the arm. It was the theory of the physicians that a blood clot in some inactive vein had gone to the brain, causing a stroke of apoplexy. (Citizen-5 June 1936)

McKinnon, baby

(Lincoln Co Auditor death certificate shows the failure to thrive of a premature male infant born and died on July 8, 1917. The father was James McKinnon, born WA; the mother is shown as Maggie Malloy, born MO. Burial is shown in Harrington cemetery.)

McKinnon,  James John “Jim”, 1958

Jim McKinnon died Wednesday (Oct 15, 1958) at Sacred Heart hospital. He underwent an operation Friday. James J. McKinnon, 84, spent the most of his years right here in Harrington, and the cream of his years, in vital service to the community. He was town marshall many years; he had a large part in starting the city park and its upkeep; he made enviable records as a city fire marshall he guarded the city faithfully from intruders and ruffians. Last rites for Mr. McKinnon will be held today. IOOF Lodge # 160 will conduct the graveside services. Survivors include his children Mrs. Paul Hughes (Mollie), Mrs. Harrison Gilpin (Eva), Spokane; Archie McKinnon, Chico, CA; Jimmy McKinnon, Spokane; grandchildren. (Citizen 10-17-1958)

McKinnon, Jim ---?

McKinnon, John James ---1984

“Graveside services for John J McKinnon, 69, a former Harrington resident, who died last Saturday, take place this Saturday, Oct 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.  McKinnon died at Valley Medical Center in Renton Saturday, Oct 20, 1984. He was born in Harrington on May 29, 1915 to Mr. and Mrs. James McKinnon, longtime Lincoln County residents.  A retired Assistant Racing Secretary for Longacres Racetrack in Renton , McKinnon lived in Renton for the past 16 years. He worked for Longacres Racetrack for 15 years. He was also a member of the Burien Elks Lodge.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, in 1978.  Survivors include a son, Bob McKinnon of Westminster, CA and two grandsons. Also two sisters, Mrs. Molly Hughes and Mrs. Eva Gilpin, both of Spokane; and one brother, Archie W. McKinnon of Chico, CA.” ( Davenport Times:  10-25-1984) 

McKinnon, Josephine, --- 3-31-1984

McKinnon, Margaret M., --- 6-01-1943

Yesterday Mrs. James McKinnon, wife of Harrington’s faithful servant in many capacities for more than three decades, was laid to rest in that final home of the flesh, toward which each of us is traveling. She had been taken to Sacred Heart hospital about five weeks ago and from the first little hope was held for her recovery. Tuesday afternoon, death put into her hands the golden key that unlocked the portals of that ‘House not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens.’ Margaret Maloy was born April 30, 1880 at Joplin, MO. She came west with her parents to Sprague, and 45 years ago was married to James McKinnon. They lived at Davenport a short time and 34 years ago moved to Harrington where they have since resided. Mrs. McKinnon was a member of the Magnolia Rebekah order, a past Chief in Pythian Sister lodge, member of the Woman’s Club and the Community Ladies Aid. Mrs. McKinnon was a petite woman, who had survived several serious illnesses when relatives and friends despaired for her recovery. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the Community Church, with Rev E. R. Madson officiating. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home of Spokane was in charge. Mrs. George Norin and Mrs. Lloyd Talkington sang ‘Ivory Palaces’ and ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’. Mrs. C. A. Scott accompanied at the piano. Pallbearers were George Simpson, C. F. Gilbert, R. M. Norske, C. E. Moore, Darrel Turner and M. V. Yale. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery where Magnolia Rebekah lodge held graveside services. Surviving Mrs. McKinnon are her husband, at the home; four children: Archie McKinnon of Chico, CA; Mrs. Mollie Hughes and Miss Eva McKinnon of Spokane; and James McKinnon Jr. of Harrington; four grandchildren: Darrel and Dale McKinnon, Dorothy Bumpass and Bobby McKinnon; two nephews, Floyd Smith of Seattle, and Lt Maloy Sensney; three nieces: Mrs. Helen Hall and Mrs. Caroline Pierce, Spokane; and Mrs. Mae Hansen of California. A number of friends and relatives were here for the services, many from out of town whom we hope to report it next week’s Citizen. (Harrington Citizen: 6-04-1943)

McKinnon, Ralph G., --- 9-21-1978

Funeral services were held for former Davenport resident Ralph Gordon McKinnon last Saturday at the Strate Funeral Home, with interment following at the Harrington Cemetery. McKinnon was born in Davenport on Nov 24, 1910 and died at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Sept 21. For the past 35 years, he had been a resident of Richland, WA, and was employed at the Hanford nuclear works as a maintenance supervisor. The major part of his life was occupied in the operation of heavy equipment. Surviving are his wife, Josephine McKinnon of Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Johnson of Bonners Ferry, ID, and Mrs. Ray Williamson of Richland; one brother, Cecil McKinnon of Davenport; one sister, Lillian Wagner of Harrington; and four grandchildren. (Dav. Times: 9-28-1978)

*McKinnon, Vera F., ---

Graveside services were held Monday for Vera McKinnon who passed away Oct 10, 1978 in Renton, WA, at the age of 61. Mrs. McKinnon was a former Harrington resident. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy McKinnon; one son, Robert; one brother, Wayne Rodenbough; two sisters, Hazel Noble and Myrna Englehardt; father, Robert Rodenbough. Interment was at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen)

McLean, Evelyn Nadine

Evelyn, little daughter 13 months old, of Mr. & Mrs. McLain, died Tuesday (Sept 14, 1915) of cholera infantum. The little one was buried in the Harrington Cemetery on Tuesday. She is the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Opal McLean, a sister of Mrs. Clanaence Partridge, who arrived the 21st day of June from DesMoines, Iowa. Rev A A Powers held the funeral services at the Evangelical church. The exact age of Evelyn was 1 year, 1 month and 12 days. (Citizen-17 Sept 1915)(The death certificate for this infant is filed under the surname Dunham, Evelyn McLean. Evelyn was born in Iowa on Aug 2, 1914. Her father is shown as Lee Dunham. The mother’s name is shown as Sarah Opal McLean, also born Iowa. The informant is Sarah Opal McLean, dated Sept 14, 1915.)

McPeak, Hanable

Death came to H. McPeak Saturday (June 4, 1955) at his home at Mohler. Following dinner he was suddenly stricken ill and died. Hanable McPeak was born June 5, 1898 in Floyd Co, VA. He enrolled in the Naval Reserve June 25, 1918 and left it Sept 1919 to join the Navy. He came to WA in 1919 and was discharged at the Puget Sound Navy Yards in 1921. Mr. McPeak and Miss Lydia Wegele were married Feb 1, 1920 in Seattle. They came to Harrington in 1921. Mr. McPeak was employed by the Great Northern for 28 years. Survivors include his widow, at home; 3 daughters, Estella Young, Marian Batt and Anita Abbott; son, Warren (Bud) McPeak; 4 brothers, Roy, Robert, Weyman and Paris. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-10 June 1955)

McPeak, Lydia (Wegele), d. 1972

(Card of Thanks. We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kindness shown us in the passing of our mother and sister. A special thanks to the Staff of the Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. Estella Young. W. E. McPeak. Marion Batt. Anita Abbott. Molly Hansen. Helen Wegley. Margaret Kupers. Hattie Tiedt. Harry and Ed Wegley. Davenport Times of 2-24-1972. No local obit available.)

Mecklenberg, Eva O, (Smith) ,

Mrs. Moritz Mecklenberg, who was reported in our last issue as lying at the point of death, passed away the same day (Thursday) evening, and Saturday was buried in the Harrington Cemetery, Rev Burrell conducting the funeral services. Relatives of the deceased wish to extend their thanks to all who so kindly tendered assistance to the family in their distress. (Dav. Times-25 Jan 1895)

Mecklenberg, infant of M. & E. O.

The little child born to the wife of Moritz Mecklenberg last Saturday died Tuesday, and Mrs. Mecklenberg is lying at the point of death and not expected to live. (Dav. Times-18 Jan 1895)

Meske, Hugo   2-17-2012

“Hugo Meske.—Passed away Feb 17, 2012, in Spokane. He was born August 22, 1928, in Bessarabia, the son of Edward and Anna (Witt) Meske. He later moved to Germany with his family. Hugo came to the United States in 1952. He was drafted into the US Army where he served two years, and during that time, he obtained his US citizenship. Hugo met Leona Mann of Harrington, WA, and they were married on Aug 11, 1956. Hugo was a baker and owned/operated The Old Country Bakery on Riverside in downtown Spokane during the 60s.  Hugo also was a baker for Safeway Stores for over 20 years and retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Leona, at their home; his brother, Horst Meske, and sister, Hilda Maurer, both living in Germany; two children, Phillip Meske of Castaic, CA, and Elaine Sherer of Colbert, WA; and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Feb 24, at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, WA.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb 25, at 11 a.m. at the Colbert Chapel Church in Colbert. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St., Spokane.” (Spokesman Review: undated; d. 2-17-2012)

Metzger, Charles Demar (Priest)

Mr. Metzger was stricken with a heart attack Thursday, July 9. He was the last survivor of a family of eight. Charles Demar Metzger, a twin, was born to Mr. & Mrs. Priest, Aug 14, 1881, at Hammersville, OH. His mother died in childbirth and he was adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Walter Metzger and received their name. He came to Harrington in 1910. Sept 17, 1915 he married Miss Etha Fox. He operated a delivery service twice daily for the grocery stores in the 20’s, 30’s and to WW II. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Vernon and Richard; two daughters, Mrs. Fank Ritz (Letha) and Mrs. Lloyd Halverson (Geneva); 2 daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Gertrude McAtee and Mrs. Ruth Schmidt. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-17 July 1953)

Metzger, Etha M. (Fox), ---6-15-1980

Miles, Charles Robert “Bob”

Bob Miles was found dead in his home Tuesday evening, when his friend, Ed Shelton, entered the house after noticing Mr. Mile’s dog was still in the shed, and not out in front as usual. Suicide was indicated. Mr. Miles has used a .22 caliber rifle to end his life and the shot penetrated his right temple. Charles Robert Miles was born Aug 14, 1860 at Brighton, IL. He took up a homestead in KS, and at one time lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, before coming west 32 years ago. He worked for the late James Cox on his farm about 15 years ago. The past few years he lived in town. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-12 June 1942)

Miles, Helen L.

Helen Lucille Miles, 82, of Harrington, died on Nov 17 at Lincoln Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. Vault interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Miles was born on Oct 28, 1914, at Wilson Creek, the daughter of Peter J. and Katherine (Braun) Wegele. As a young girl at age 5, she moved with her parents to Harrington, graduating from Harrington HS in 1932. She met her husband, Clarence A Miles while he was working in Davenport. They were married on Dec 24, 1941 in Colville, where she was a housewife and mother. They moved back to Davenport in 1942 and then in 1943 to Missoula, MT for 10 years, returning to Spokane in 1953. Helen went to Montessori at Fort George Wright and received her teaching certificate. She taught kindergarten at Manito Community for 25 years, retiring in 1978. Surviving is her son, Lt Col Donald W Miles; one sister, Margaret Kupers. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 1993; 4 sisters, Anna Bass, Molley Harrison, Lydia McPeak and Hattie Tiedt; and 2 brothers, Ed and Harry Wegele. (Dav. Times)

Miller, Alpina ,--- 1912 see Moore

Miller, Gertrude, ---7/1934

Miller, infant --- (?Geneva)

Miller, infant, (unnamed male)

Lincoln County Health death certificate shows the stillborn death date as Nov 30, 1923. The unnamed male was the child of Pearl Matherly and Roy Miller; burial is specified as at Hillcrest. Their place of residence was cited as Bluestem.

Miller, Jesse R.,

Died, at the home in Bluestem, little Jesse, son of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Miller, aged two years and six months. Burial was in the Harrington cemetery, on Sunday, a large procession in autos following. The funeral of the little son of Mr. & Mrs. Miller of Bluestem was held at that place Sunday. (Citizen-9 Apr 1915) The date of birth as shown at Lincoln Co Health is Sept 3, 1912.

Miller, John Ellsworth

John, the 8 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Miller, living 6 miles west of Edwall, was thrown from a horse he was riding to school at Bluestem last Monday and killed. His neck was broken and skull fractured. A dog frightened his horse just as he was entering town. The remains were taken to Harrington Tuesday for burial. He leaves to mourn his loss, a father, mother, two sisters and a baby brother. (Citizen-21 Dec 1917) The death certificate at Lincoln Co Health shows the date of birth as May 4, 1909, to Roy R Miller, born Iowa, and Pearl Matherly, born WA.

Miller, Lora Belle (Baker)

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Miller were held from the Evangelical church Nov 24. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Lora Belle Baker was born in Kalispell, MT, Feb 25, 1913, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lester T. Baker. Oct 29, 1934 she was married to Henry B Miller of Harrington at Thompson Falls, MT. The couple made their home on a farm near Setters, ID, near Rockford, WA, where Mrs. Miller resided until her death Nov 18, 1937 at Park Hill hospital in Spokane. She is survived by her widower, Henry B. Miller; one son, John Wesley age 3 ½; and a baby daughter, Lois Elain, born Oct 31, 1937; her mother, Mrs. Schauer of CA; two brothers, Lester T. Baker and Godfrey Schauer; one sister, Mrs. Royal V. Hopkins; an aunt, Mrs. D. O. Stiles of Harrington. (Citizen-26 Nov 1937)

Miller, Louise

Longtime area resident Louise Miller died May 13, 1994 at St Joseph’s Care Center after a short battle with cancer. She was born Aug 27, 1910 in Creston to Leonard and Pauline (Labor) Bahr. As a young girl, she moved to Spokane for a short time before moving to Lamona and attending school in Odessa. After graduating from Odessa HS in 1928, she moved to California, where her parents had moved a short time earlier. Solly Miller of Mohler went to CA and married Louise on Jan 26, 1929. They returned to the Lamona-Mohler area, where they lived and farmed until her death. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Solly Miller; one daughter and her husband, Darlene and Ed “Corky” Braune; one brother, Herb Bahr; two sisters, Harriet Kafka and Helen Silvers. (Dav. Times-May 19, 1994)

Miller, Othel Elizabeth, (d/o Roy)

The funeral of Othel Elizabeth Miller, who died at St Luke’s hospital in Spokane, Jan 1, of typhoid fever, was held Wednesday at the Baptist church. Deceased was first thought to have sleeping sickness. She died after an illness of 3 weeks, at the age of 16 years and 17 days. She was born in Davenport and moved to Bluestem at age 2 years. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Two brothers preceded her in death, Jesse having died in 1915 and John in 1917. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-5 Jan 1923)

Miller, Piney L.,

Funeral services for Pinney Miller, age 8 years, 8 months and 21 days, daughter of Mrs. Warren J. Kees of Spokane, formerly of Bluestem, were held at Harrington. The girl was buried beside her father, Roy Miller, in the Harrington Cemetery. Pinney Miller died Sept 18, 1928 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. She is survived by her mother, her step-father, W. J. Kees, a sister, Martha; two brothers, Roy and Oroville, and a step-brother, Marion Kees. (Citizen-27 Sept 1928)

Miller, Roy Rudolph

Roy Rudolph Miller, who farmed the D C Hayes place, died suddenly at his home last Friday night. He had been in the best of health  and had been working  hard all day. He and Charley Darnell were just starting to milk when Mr. Miller complained of a very severe pain in his head, and fell unconscious. A physician was called but the stricken man died within two hours after the stroke… The funeral was held Monday at the Baptist church in Harrington. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery, the Odd Fellows in charge. Mrs. Miller is left with 4 small children, the oldest of which is ten. Deceased has 550 acres in crop and carried a fair amount of life insurance. Roy was born in Unionville, Iowa, July 21, 1877. He came to WA in 1902, being a resident of Lincoln Co until his death on Apr 17, 1925. He was married to Pearl G. Matherly on Apr 15, 1906. There was born to this union 8 children: Martha A. (10), Elmer R. (8), Piney L. (5), Oroville E. (3). Four preceded their father in death: Othel E., John A., Jessie A. and baby Frank Miller, dying in infancy. He also leaves an aged father and mother at Ottumwa, Iowa; 2 sisters, Luella Miller of Wash DC, and Mrs. O. J. Mescier of Westlock, Alberta; and one brother, Harlan Miller of Grand Forks, ND. Mr. Miller was prominent in the lodges of the vicinity. (Citizen-24 Apr 1925)

Miller, Solomon “Solly”

Memorial service for Solomon “Solly” Miller, 92, of Mohler, will be Saturday, Dec 30, 2000, at 2 PM at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Father Joe Weitenstiner, a family friend, will officiate. Mr. Miller died Dec 8, 2000 in Davenport after a brief illness. Born in 1908 at Ritzville to Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Miller, Sr., he lived nearly his entire life in Lincoln County. His parents farmed south of Odessa. His life’s work was farming; he raised wheat and cattle at Mohler, where he lived for 67 years. He married Louise Bahr of Lamona in 1929. She preceded him in death in 1994 after 65 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Frieda Janke Sterkle of Ellensburg and Marie Heimbigner of Puyallup; and a brother, Jacob Miller Jr. of Lamona and Odessa. He leaves a daughter, Darlene L. Braune, and her husband, Edmund, of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. (Spokesman-Review)

Miller, Solomon Henry

S. H. Miller, a pioneer farmer of this section died at his home a few miles northeast of Harrington April 29, 1922, after an illness with Bright’s disease. Funeral services were held from the Evangelical church. Interment took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Mr. Miller was born near Marion, Ohio, Jan 6, 1859, and has been a resident of this state for 30 years. When he first reached this state he stopped at Cheney and there was employed in the flour mills. He and Rev S. E. Scott came to Portland from San Francisco on the same boat and settled in the same neighborhood. Mr. Miller married Susanna Pfrender in 1893 and to them were born three children. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, a son Henry, a daughter Mrs. W. J. Lamparter. One son, Wesley, preceded him in death, having lost his life on the western front in France during the world war. Other surviving relatives in the east include 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters. (Citizen-5 May 1922)

Miller, Susanna (Pfrender), (Mrs. S. H.)

In the quiet and peace of her own home, Mrs. S. H. Miller passed away Friday Aug 15, 1941. Susanna Pfrender was born March 20, 1867 at Mannedorf, Switzerland (to John and Anna Pfrender). As a young woman of 20 years, with a girl friend Mary, who later became Mrs. Hubenthal, she took passage for America. She worked in NY, NJ and PA. In early spring of 1893 Mrs. Hubenthal persuaded her to come to this farming district of WA. Here she met S. H. Miller and on Nov 23, 1893 they were married. They lived on a farm north of town until Mr. Miller passed away in 1922. Mrs. Miller moved to town. A son Wesley was killed in action at Eponinville, France, in the Argonne offensive during the World War. His body was later returned to the States and placed at Arlington. Surviving Mrs. Miller are a daughter and a son, Mrs. W. J. Lamparter (Hulda) and Henry Miller, and three grandchildren, Helen and Ruth Lamparter, and John Wesley (Buddy) Miller. (Citizen-22 Aug 1941)

Miller, Verda 7-17-2015

"Verda Valda (Manes) Miller was born on March 25, 1927 at home in Pleasant Valley, Clearwater, Idaho, to Jesse and Bertha (Curtis) Manes, and passed away in Spokane, WA, on July 17, 2015. Verda lived in Spokane, WA the last 3 ½ years she previously lived in Harrington, WA, for 53 years. Verda was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Donivan (2014). Siblings, Lee, Milford, Alfred, Zola, and Almon all predecease her and they passed away in order of birth from oldest to youngest, a fact that Verda was fond to remark. She is survived by her children, Dennis (Mary) of Chewelah, WA; Jay (Annette) of Deer Park, WA; Vicki (Bill) Forssell of Lynnwood, WA; and Daren (Sonya) of Spokane, WA. 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Verda graduated high school in Stites, ID, in 1945. She grew up in a farming/ranching family and as a high school student she worked as a live-in companion in Grangeville, IS; as a farm hand and caregiver for her brother in Kooski, ID. Following high school she worked in the Willamette Valley Paper Mill in Camas, WA; telephone switchboard operator in Grangeville, IS; Avon Representative in Genesee, IS. After moving to Harrington, WA Verda sold Avon for a short time and then she spent her days as a homemaker raising their children. After they were grown she worked at the Harrington school as a kitchen lunchroom aide, a Para aide then a school bus driver. Verda married Donivan Miller on Sept 4, 1946, after corresponding with him for 17 months while he served in Europe during WW II. Donivan was in boot camp in Texas with Verda's brother, Almon and he 'introduced' his sister to Donivan one day while sharing family photos. The 'rest is history'. Verda was a faithful parishioner and willing volunteer for her entire adult life at the Harrington Evangelical United Brethren Church (later the Harrington United Methodist Church), the Harrington Community Church, and the Harrington Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene where she attended after her move to Spokane. Verda also provided monthly ministry to the residents of the Davenport, WA Nursing Home for over 20 years prior to living in Spokane. As a tribute to the cultured life she enjoyed, Verda saw the potential in an old building that once housed the Harrington Opera House. It first opened in 1904 on the main street in town but over time would eventually close. In 1992 with the help of Douglas Rudkoff who had recently moved to Harrington (and restored old buildings) and Bob Luke the City Attorney (who owned the building) her vision was seen and he deeded the building over to a non-profit organization for $1.00. After much perseverance the restoration was complete and the first public event held in 1996 and it continues to hold concerts, activities and other various events. Four of the eight original committee members remain all still living in Harrington, the rest have passed on . Verda was indeed proud of what they were able to accomplish. A government grant was recently received to finalize the installation of the elevator. A Celebration of Life will be held at Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, Sept 12 at 3 p.m. Graveside services will follow on Sept 13 at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, WA." (Spokesman Review)

Miller, William

The remains of William Miller, 55, Rocklyn, were interred in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, Tuesday afternoon. He was born in Minnesota and had lived in Rocklyn for 7 years. Death from heart trouble overtook him on the Sunset Highway, 3 miles from Wilbur, while a Mr. Yarwood of Davenport, (after having done all he could in first aid), was rushing to Wilbur for Dr Glen Yount. With Mr. Miller in the car were his wife and daughter and they were on their way to the Mrs. Lee Johnson hospital. The remains were taken in charge by Clarence Phillips, mortician of Davenport, and the funeral procession, made up of many cars, passed through Harrington Tuesday afternoon on its way to Hillcrest Tuesday afternoon on its way to Hillcrest, where the Creston Odd Fellows, conducted the funeral rites according to their ritualistic custom. Our fellow townsman, Marshal Jim McKinnon was well acquainted with Mr. Miller, having worked with him in years gone by. (Citizen-6 Oct 1933)

Milliken, Georgeannah Harper, See obit under Harper, Georgeannah

"Another Pioneer gone. Wednesday of last week Mrs. Georganah Milliken of Sprague passed from this life to her reward in the beyond. She was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Friday the 22nd, Rev Wilbur of Sprague officiating. The cause of death was old age and general debility. Mrs. Milliken was born in Maine, removing from thence to Wisconsin when a small girl, and coming to the state of Washington in 1884 and settling upon a homestead now adjoining the city on the south. Later she had lived with her family on her place a mile north of town until the last few years when she has been making her home with her children in Sprague and vicinity, being 61 years and 5 months old at the time of her death. A son and two daughters are left to mourn her, Sylvester Harper, Mrs. E. A. Scott and Miss Mable Harper, all of Sprague." (Citizen: 1-29-1904)

Milton, Richard H., baby of Rev Milton

Richard Henry Milton, the 2 ½ year old son of Rev and Mrs. Ralph J. Milton of Harrington, died Friday of influenza. Some days before death occurred the child’s lungs had been tapped and this afforded relief but for the time being only. In spite of every  care the child passed away. Mr. Milton has had a hard time himself and is still weak but is now able to leave the home and take exercise. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church, the Rev Mr. Scott officiating. Burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-8 Apr 1921)

Mitchum, Albert Gallitan

Word comes from Seattle of the death on Easter Sunday of A. G. Mitchum. Private funeral services were held at Kirkland. Born July 15, 1861 at Calousa, CA, Albert G. Mitchum as a young man of 18 made a wagon trip to the site which is now Harrington. Two years later, in 1881, he came here to live. In 1894 he formed a partnership with M F Adams in a mercantile store. Mr. Mitchum was associated with the early history of the town; he was a councilman in 1904; mayor for several terms from 1905 on; member of the old Bank of Harrington; early-day farmer. Mr. Mitchum held several county offices: assessor, auditor and treasurer. For the past ten years he had resided in Bellingham; at the time of his death he was in a nursing home in Bellvue. Mrs. Mitchum passed away about 26 years ago. Mr. Mitchum is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Lela Haynes and Mrs. Imogene Tremper, both of Seattle. (Citizen-18 Apr 1941) Sunday, Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Tremper (Imogene) visited Harrington and left with Sexton Bert Baker the ashes of Mrs. Tremper’s father, A. G. Mitchum, which were buried in the family plot beside his wife. (Citizen-29 Aug 1941)

Mitchum, Anna Althea, --- (inf) TS-d. Jan 6, 1887

Anna Althea Mitchum was born Oct 25, 1886 and died Jan 6, 1887, according to Harrington city hall records. Burial occurred in Block 6 Lot 75 at Hillcrest. A. G. Mitchum was listed as the owner of the plot. Albert and Mattie (Hannum) Mitchum were the parents of Anna.

Mitchum, Martha E. (Hannum) 

Mrs. Mattie Mitchum first felt indisposed just one week before her death, a cold quickly developing into pneumonia, a weakened heart hastening the end, death resulting on Oct 15, 1915. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church in Harrington. Interment followed in the Harrington Cemetery. Mattie Hannum and A. G. Mitchum were married in Yolo Co, CA, her native state, June 21, 1883. Their honeymoon was spent en route to WA, arriving in Sprague July 15, 1883. They resided on Coal Creek southwest of Harrington for several years, where their three children were born, Lela (now Mrs. Haynes), Anna Althea (deceased in infancy), and Imogene (now Mrs. A. A. Tremper). Mrs. Mitchum taught school for years, being principal of the Harrington schools in the early days of that city. In 1913 they moved to Davenport. (Dav. Tribune-21 Oct 1915) Martha E. Hannum was born in Yolo Co, CA, Sept 28, 1861. She attended the college at College City, CA, where she met A. G. Mitchum. Two daughters survive her, Lela May and Imogene. Besides her husband and 2 daughters to mourn her loss, she leaves 4 brothers, among them, Albert Hannum and William Hannum. (Citizen-22 Oct 1915)

Moeller, Harry ---

Harry Moeller (age 64)—Passed away Oct 1, 1990 in Davenport, WA. His home, Harrington. Survived by his wife, Elaine; two sons, Craig and Kevin; step-mother, Agnes Moeller; 3 half-brothers, Paul, Harold and Ron Moeller; half-sister, Karen Moeller. At his request private family graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Moellering, August H., Passed away Apr 7, 1982 in Odessa, WA. His home Odessa. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Clara Haug; one niece, Mrs. Paula Kramer; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Elsie Moellering. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) "Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 11, 1982 form the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa for August H. Moellering, who passed away May 7, 1982. Pastor Kenneth Schauer officiated at the services. August Frederick Herman Moellering was born Dec 12, 1896, the son of Fred and Minnie Moellering, at Faulkton, SD. At the age of 11, he came west with his family. In 1929 he engaged in farming with his brother Martin in the Harrington area. Upon his retirement he moved into Odessa to make his home. He was confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church at Lamona, WA, on June 11, 1911. He is survived by one sister, Clara Haug of Odessa; one niece, Mrs. Bob Kramer of Harrington; one grandniece, Wendy Kramer; and one grandnephew, Mark Kramer. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Henry and Martin Moellering. Sacred selections ‘Asleep in Jesus’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ were sung by Lucile Iverson and Betty Holman, and the congregation sang ‘The Lord is My Shepherd,’ accompanied by Eileen Tanke at the organ. Casket bearers were Albert Winter, Merlin Jantz, Glen Tanke, Kenneth Melcher, Henry Reihs and Chester Smith. Concluding services and vault interment were in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport was in charge of the service." (Odessa Record: 5-20-1982)

Moellering,  F. Fred

Fred Moellering of Lamona was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery Tuesday after church services had been conducted at the Lamona Church by the Rev Henry Brockman of Odessa. Pallbearerrs were Wm Tanke, George Luiten, George Schillinger, G. N. Lowe, John Wilson and Henry Reker. Mr. Moellering passed away at the Scared Heart hospital in Spokane May 30. Fred Moellering was born Oct 29, 1856 at Westphalia, Germany, and came to the States in 1880 settling in St Louis, MO, where he followed the trade of cabinet maker. Because of his health he left St Louis and moved to South Dakota and farmed. Here in 1871 he married Minnie Jaster. In 1907 the family came to Lamona where they have since resided. In 1925 Mr. Moellering became blind.. He was a member of the Lutheran church of Lamona. Surviving are his widow, 3 sons Martin and August of Harrington, and Henry, Lamona; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Haug (Clara) with whom the widow is making her home, and one grandchild.(Citizen-June 5, 1936) Frank Fred Moellering, 79, died on Sunday in Spokane. Funeral services were held from the Lamona church with burial in Harrington. He was born Oct 29, 1856 in Germany and came to the US in 1880. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-04-1936; see Hillcrest file)

Moellering, Martin F.,

Martin Frederick Moellering died suddenly April 4, 1971 at his home in Odessa. He was born at Faulkton, SD on Feb 21, 1893 to Frederick and Wilhelmina Moellering. He was confirmed in the Lutheran church. In 1907 he came to Lamona with his parents and assisted his father with the farming until 1930 when he and his brother August farmed at Harrington. They retired in 1961 and moved to Odessa.  Mr. Moellering was a veteran of WW I. He is survived by two brothers (August and Henry); one sister, Clara Haug. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-15 Apr 1971) Martin Frederick Moellering died suddenly April 4, 1971 at his home in Odessa. He was born at Faulkton, SD on Feb 21, 1893 to Frederick and Wilhelmina Moellering. Interment was at Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery. see file. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-08-1971)

Moellering, Minnie A.,

Mrs. Minnie Moellering passed away at her home near Lamona last Thursday, after a week’s illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Lamona Zion Lutheran church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Mrs. Moellering was born May 13, 1856 in Neustettin, Germany and came to America in 1883, stopping in Chicago where her sister lived. In 1888 she moved to SD. There in 1891 she was married to Fred Moellering. The family came to Lamona in 1907. Mr. Moellering purchased the Finch ranch there. Four children, all surviving were born to this union—Martin, August and Henry Moellering and Clara (Mrs. Paul Haug. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Bertha Werner, and a brother, Henry Jaster. (Citizen-19 Apr 1940)  

Moen, Eric K.,

The community was shocked last Monday to learn that Erik K Moen, age 53, had been struck and killed by the “dinkey”, No 39 morning passenger train, at a point a mile east of Downs. Members of the section crew state that the section foreman ordered the men off the track. They all got off, including Mr. Moen. No one seems to have seen him struck but Louis Larson says he saw him fall and that he never moved. Death was instantaneous. The county coroner was called and the body taken to J E Turner undertaking parlors. Services were held Sunday. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased was born in Norway. Two years ago the family moved here from the east. Mrs. Moen is the mother of 15 children, 12 of whom are living at home. Mrs. Moen is but 37 years of age. The oldest child is Leonard, 19, now temporary foreman on the Lamona section crew of the Great Northern railway. The other children are: Mona, 17; Victor, 15; Chester, 14; Floyd, 12; Morris, 10; Oliver, 8; Lorna, 6; Thelma, 5; Mabel, 3; Alice, 2; and baby Glen, who is four months old. (Citizen-27 Apr 1923) (The Great Northern railway company through its resident attorney, H W Reading, gave Mrs. Eric K. Moen $1000 today as compensation for the death of her husband, who was killed a few months ago on the right-of-way two miles west of Mohler. Mr. Moen was working on the section and the westbound passenger train struck him, killing him instantly. The body was thrown from the tracks and the head was crushed. Investigation showed that the railroad was not responsible for Mr. Moen’s death. It is not understood how he came to get struck. Friends of Mrs. Moen explained her condition to officers of the railway company and this allowance was made to aid her in caring for her 12 children, most of whom are small. Mrs. Moen plans to go east, where relatives live. (Spokesman-Review-24 Aug 1923) Tombstone reads 1869-1923.

Moen, Glenn

Last Saturday the infant son of Mrs. Moen died of acute indigestion at 5 months of age. He was born Jan 1, 1923 and had been troubled with indigestion previously. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church and burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. The Rev John M. Thomson officiated and a group of little children sang at the funeral. (Citizen-15 June 1923)

Moen, Leonard

Leonard Moen, 23, who was taken to the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane last Tuesday, died Friday morning of last week. Cause of death was reported to have been a combination of spinal meningitis, pneumonia and a gathering in the head. Leonard was employed on the G N section at Mohler and was a conscientious and dependable workman. He had resided in this region for several years. About two years ago his father was killed by a train near Mohler and was buried in the Harrington Cemetery. Leonard was buried beside his father. Funeral services were held at the Turnbull parlors in Spokane and Rev Hillis conducted brief services at the grave. Burial was held Monday. Leonard’s mother, who has married since leaving Harrington, attended the funeral, having come from Tampico, Montana. (Citizen-Jan 8, 1926)

Moon, Denzel Deah (baby of W. E.)

Denzel Deah Moon, aged 1 year, 9 months and 7 days, the son of Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Moon, died early Tuesday morning, Apr 11, 1922, of flu and pneumonia. The little lad ran a high fever, having double pneumonia and his strength proved unequal to the severe strain. The funeral was held Wednesday at the home of the grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Geo Morgan, Sr., the services being conducted by Rev E. C. Scott, pastor of the Baptist Church. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. The survivors include the parents and one brother, Glen. (Citizen-April 14, 1922)

Moon, Sadie (Morgan)

(b. 4-19-1895; d. 4-15-1983);  “Graveside services were held for Sadie Morgan at the Harrington Hillcrest Cemetery Monday at 2 p.m.  Rev Mike Roberts of the Davenport Assembly of God Church officiated, along with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport.  Morgan was born I Davenport on April 19, 1895. She was known as Sally Moon by her family and friends, and died on April 15, 1983 prior to her 88th birthday.  In 1900 Morgan moved with her parents, George and Elizabeth Morgan, to a ranch west of Harrington. At the age of nine she moved with her family to  a large house in Harrington on Third Street. She attended school in Harrington.  Morgan had four sisters and three brothers with George Morgan the only remaining survivor.  In 1916 she married Wilbur Moon at the First Presbyterian Church in Spokane. The couple had three children, Glenn, Danzel who died at a few years of age, and Dale Wilbur who lives in Santa Anna, CA, with his wife and son. Glen and his wife live in Bellevue, and have seven children. Morgan is also survived by 13 great grandchildren. She considered Spokane her home. She was an accomplished seamstress who had worked in a dress shop at the Davenport Hotel, and the boys’ department of the Crescent. Later she became a professional babysitter. Morgan was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and church.  Her husband was a jewelry and clock repairman. He died in 1949. Local relation of Morgan is nephew Bob Charlton and great nephew, Paul Charlton.”  ( Davenport Times: 4-21-1983)

Moore, Alpina, ---1912

Lincoln Co Auditor death certificate dated Jan 20, 1912 with the age of 32 years was filed by L F Wagner, MD. Cause of death is given as chronic gastritis of a duration of 12 months. Burial is shown as Harrington. (Edit: This form gives no parental information. The obituary of her mother shows that Pina Moore was the daughter of Jennie and Robert Moore.)

Moore, Carrie Eva, (Mrs. J. O.)

Mrs. Carrie Eva Moore died at her home in Harrington Monday, July 9, 1928 following an illness from heart trouble. She was born in Wisconsin, Sept 20, 1852. On Sept 15, 1910 she was married to Mr. J. O. Moore who preceded her in death on Jan 27, 1915. Mrs. Moore has resided in Harrington for the past 25 years and had many friends. She  leaves to mourn her loss one son, Lester V. Moore, legally adopted by her in 1919, of Pocatello, ID; one brother, Austin D. Polley, residing near Lewiston, ID, and her friends and neighbors. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev H. E. Abel at the Evangelical church Wednesday and interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-13 July 1928)

Moore, Florence

(Lincoln Co Auditor’s death certificate for Florence Moore shows that she was born in 1886, aged 32 years, and died on Oct 23, 1918 from influenza and pneumonia. She was born at Dayton and was married. The informant was A. E. Moore of Harrington. The undertaker was J. E. Turner and burial occurred on Oct 24, 1918 at the Harrington cemetery.)

Moore, Glenn E---d. 3-23-1955

“Glenn Moore, 49, died Tuesday night at Deaconess hospital where he had been taken from Odessa Memorial hospital. Funeral services  will be held Friday (today) at 2 p.m. at the EUB church. Rev Walter Sauer will officiate. IOOF Lodge No. 160 will have charge of the graveside rites at Hillcrest Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Verda; son, Charles, and daughters, Barbara and Lois; three sisters and a brother. He was employed at Harrington Machinery Company and had lived at Harrington about six years. A report of the last rites and the obituary will be published nest week.” (Harrington Citizen: 3-25-1955)

Moore, Jasper C. (cremated 1-27-1950; buried 12-01-1980) 

“Jasper C. Moore, a resident of this area most of his life, died while sitting in front of a stove at his farm home 15 miles north of Davenport, Jan 24. He had been ill for several days. His wife called officers at Davenport, and Sheriff Frank C. Rambo and Prosecuting Attorney Fred C. Campbell went to the Moore farm home and decided no inquest was necessary. The farm home was snow-bound, about one mile from highway 22, and two county plows worked for 4 ¼ hours to open a passage from the highway to the farm house so the officers could reach the place. Mr. Moore, a native of Davenport, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Goldie Moore, at the home, and a sister, Mrs. Paul Beck, of Harrington.” (Citizen: 2-03-1950)

Moore, Jennie Miller

Mrs. Robert Moore was born in Ontario, Canada, and was united in marriage with Mr. Moore 25 years ago last November in Spokane. She departed this life, after a protracted illness with dropsy, Monday morning, March 3, 1913, at her home in this city. She is survived by a husband, Robert Moore; 2 daughters, Mrs. Berry Luper and Miss Flossie; and one son, Jasper. Another daughter, Pina, preceded her in death last year. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Samuel H. King at the home, and mortician J. E. Turner took charge and conducted the funeral, laying the remains to rest in the Harrington Cemetery… (Citizen-7 March 1913)

Moore, John O.,

Mr. J. O. Moore died at Medical Lake Jan 27, 1915 after an illness of a year. He was born in Arkansas in 1866 and besides his present wife, he leaves one son, Lester, an aged mother, Mrs. Nancy Ann Moore; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Amrine, Mrs. Sarah Goudelock, and Mrs. Oakley; 6 brothers, Dr Moore of Davenport, Lee Moore, Robert Moore, George Moore and Jesse Moore. His father preceded him in death and is buried at Davenport. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will have charge of the funeral, interment will be in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-29 Jan 1915)

Moore, Mrs. E. A. , (city records show d. 1918)

Moore, Nancy H., ---4-20-1958

Word comes of the death on Sunday of Mrs. Nancy Moore, at Tacoma, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Jensen. Mrs. Moore was 96 years old last Oct 12. She was a charter member of Bright Hope chapter, Eastern Star. Mrs. Moore was the former Nancy Patty and came with her husband, the late W. A. Moore, and her parents, the John Pattys’ and their other eight children, from Little Rock, Arkansas in 1884 by covered wagon to the Grand Round Valley, Oregon. In 1886 the Pattys and the Moores came to the Harrington, WA area. The Moores resided at Harrington until 1911 when they moved to the coast. Mr. Moore died in 1937 and Mrs. Moore in recent years has made her home with her children. Surviving Mrs. Moore are her three daughters, Mrs. Ora Moore Wilhelmy, Mrs. Sylvia Belle Jensen and Mrs. Hazel Friar, all of the Coast. (Citizen-25 Apr 1958)

Moore, Robert

Robert Moore, 77, veteran blacksmith of the Big bend, has “banked” his last fire, surrendered the hammer and the tongs, and Death “welded the last link” in the chain that connects the here with the hereafter … when he closed his mortal eyes in eternal sleep at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Beck, Monday, Nov 25, 1935. “Bob” had been ill for more than 2 months with heart trouble. He was born at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, Oct 12, 1859 and resided there until he was 21 years of age. When about 15 years old, the forge, the anvil and the hammer held a lure for him, and the showers of sparks shed from every blow of the hammer fascinated him. He began his labors in a blacksmith shop and for 62 years peered into the magic flames of the forge, and was never happier than when his strong arm with hammer, tongs and anvil were shaping the tough metal into the needs of mankind. In fact, at his advanced age, he was seen last summer “pinch hitting” for A. J. Soash, for whom he worked for 25 years. After learning his trade and working at it in Canada until he reached his majority, he went to Coopertown, ND, where for 7 years he worked for Cooper Brothers, millionaire farmers, for which he received $5 a day. He came to Spokane in 1889 and worked there. Among some of his labors there was the shoeing of horses for the street car company.  In the spring of 1889 he went to work for Washburn & Thomas, at Davenport, and that fall with Mr. Washburn, they conducted a blacksmith shop at Almira, finally selling to Mr. Brockman. Bob went back to Spokane, then Davenport, then Harrington, engaging with A. J. Soash, and has resided here ever since. His wife, Jennie Miller, preceded him in death… Funeral services were held Nov 27… Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. Surviving Mr. Moore are his daughter, Mrs. Paul Beck, and son Jasper Moore of Spokane… (Citizen-29 Nov 1935)

Moore, Sarah J., --- 1888 (age 6) , (d. 11-11-1888, 6 yr, d/o W. A. & N. H.)

Moore, Wm A., ---1-28-1937

W. A. Moore, 78, died at his home at Gold Bar, WA, Jan 30, 1937 and was buried Monday at Monroe, WA. Mr. Moore was a pioneer of Harrington, having at one time lived on a farm now owned by Joe Coombs. He then lived in Harrington for a time before moving to the west side of the state. He is survived by his widow, Nancy, at Gold Bar, and 3 daughters, Ora, Belle and Hazel, all married. Mrs. Joe Yarwood is a sister-in-law.  Mr. Moore came west to WA from Arkansas in a covered wagon drawn by oxen in early days. He was a member of Laurel Lodge No 119, Harrington. Dr Moore, Davenport, long since deceased, was a brother. (Citizen-5 Feb 1937)

Moore, Wm E., ---1888 (age 3) ,  (d. age 3 y 3 mos 13 dy; 11-07-1888, s/o W. A .& N. H.)

Morgan, Benjamin F.,

Benjamin F. Morgan, age 63, died at Pasco last Sunday, the cause of death being unknown. It appears that he had been in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and started for Harrington where his only brother, George Morgan, lives. Being ill he apparently got confused and took the wrong train and got off at Pasco, where he soon died. The body was shipped to Harrington and burial took place Wednesday. Deceased has a son in CA, but his only other relative is his brother George in Harrington. (Citizen-10 Sept 1920)

Morgan, Dora (Hinshaw)

The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Morgan, 69, who died recently at Auburn, WA, of a form of paralysis was held Wednesday at the Presbyterian church, the Rev Curry of Mohler officiating. Services were conducted under the auspices of Bright Hope chapter No 79, OES. Deceased is a sister of J. D. Hinshaw and lived for many years at Mohler, having left there some four years ago. Deceased is survived by a husband, a brother, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Green of Auburn. On account of heavy drifts in the cemetery it was impossible to get a funeral car or team to the graveyard and the body was taken to the J. E. Turner morgue to await burial. Mrs. Morgan was one of the earliest pioneers of this district having been spent in and around Harrington. She taught school in this state about 25 years and conducted the first school in this district. (Citizen-24 Feb 1922)

Morgan, Eugene (Gene) E., (baby 2 yrs)

Eugene Morgan, nearly 3 years old, only son of Mr. & Mrs. George Morgan Jr., died Thursday morning of this week of gastro enteritis. It is thought the sickness was induced by some green fruit eaten two days previously. Funeral services were held at the Talkington home, the Rev E. C. Scott officiating. (Citizen-22 Sept 1922)

Morgan, Elizabeth J (Ensley)

“Mrs Elizabeth Jane Morgan died at her home Friday (June 27, 1947) afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, following an illness of two months. Several years ago her eye sight became poor, and the past two years her vision was practically gone. However, in spite of her handicap, she mingled with her friends, and did her marketing until the past few months. Her death was due to hardening of the arteries. Born July 13, 1863 in Warren Co, IL, she came west to Almota , WA when she was 8 years old. She was married to George Morgan Dec 16, 1883 and in 1887 the family moved to a homestead near Davenport . In 1900 they came to the Harrington farming area, and in 1904 purchased a residence in Harrington. Mr Morgan died in 1926 and Mrs Morgan continued to live in her home. Her daughter, Mrs Charlton has resided with her much of the time in recent years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the Community church, with Rev E R Madson officiating. Mr and Mrs Eli Duncan of Duncan-Haight Funeral Home conducted the services.  Mrs George Norin and Mrs Lloyd Talkington sang: ‘It is Well With My Soul’, ‘Lead Me Gently Home’, and ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.  Mrs Adelia Scott accompanied at the piano.  Pallbearers were Mrs Morgan’s grandsons, and included Depre Morgan, Don Morgan, Howard Morgan, Robert Charlton, Dale Moon and Ray (Ward) Sherwood. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery . Mrs Morgan is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs Ethel Charlton, Harrington; Mrs Lela Fisher, Chewelah; Mrs Hazel Van Vickle, Portland; Mrs Sadie Moon, Spokane;  and Mrs Grace Hamilton, Portland; 3 sons, Depre and George, both of Colville,  and Virgil Morgan of Moses Lake; 4 sisters, Mrs Minnie Gabbert, Tonasket;Mrs Emma Waters, Mrs Ella Marsh, Portland; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Out-of-town relatives here for the last rites were Colonel and Mrs John Hamilton, Portland; Mr and Mrs Joe Fisher, Chewelah; Mr and Mrs Ray Sherwood, Spokane; Mrs W E Moon, and Dale Moon, Spokane; Mr and Mrs Depre Morgan, Colville; Mr and Mrs George Morgan and Marion, Colville; Mr and Mrs Virgil Morgan, Mr and Mrs Howard Morgan and daughter Kim, Depre Morgan and Don Morgan, Moses Lake; Mrs Minnie Gabbert and daughter, Mrs Dwight Richardson, Colville; Mrs E R VanVickle and daughter Carol, Portland.  Glenn Moon and Mrs Dale Moon and son, Spokane were here Sunday and did not return Monday.”  (Citizen-4 July 1947)

Morgan, George W., Sr ,

George Morgan, Sr., age 71, died at his home in Harrington Saturday, Oct 2. For some years he had been suffering with diabetes and his strength was far gone when a severe cold bordering on pneumonia attacked him. George was a true pioneer of the west having been born in Salem, OR, on Oct 7, 1854. On Dec 16, 1883 he married Elizabeth J. Ensley, at Almota, WA. Eight children were born to this union, 5 girls and 3 boys. In 1887 the family came to Davenport and settled on a homestead. In 1900 they moved to the farm west of Harrington, and in 1904 into Harrington. The funeral was held at the home on Monday. Interment was held in the Harrington Cemetery. The survivors are the widow, 3 sons, Virgil, George and Depre; 5 daughters: Mrs. Joe Fisher, Mrs. Ira K. Charlton, Mrs. E. R. VanVickle, Mrs. W. E. Moon, Mrs. J. M. Hamilton… (Citizen-8 Oct 1926)

Morgan, Opal M.,

Mrs. George Morgan (Opal Talkington), 67, passed away July 21, 1966 in Seattle. Opal, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Talkington (Belle) was born in Harrington. She and George were school day sweethearts and after their marriage they resided here. In 1925 they moved to Colville. From 1950 on, they spent their summers in Colville and winters in Seattle. Memorial services were held at Seattle, cremation followed, and the ashes will be interred in Hillcrest beside an infant—first child of Mr. & Mrs. Morgan. Surviving Mrs. Morgan, besides her husband, are daughters, Mrs. Frances Sax and Mrs. Marion Satterlee; sisters, Lois Burke and Doris Phillips; and brothers, Wayne, Delbert and Roy Talkington. Opal’s father passed away Aug 17, 1919 and her mother, July 24, 1954. (Dav. Times-28 July 1966)

Morgan, Thomas W.,

Thomas W Morgan, pioneer of Mohler and Harrington who died at his home at Auburn, WA, Saturday, Oct 17, 1936, was laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery. Death came after only four days of illness and was due to old age and complications. Mr. Morgan was born in Wales, Sept 22, 1853 and  came to America at the age of 17 years. He went to Black Diamond, WA in 1887 and to Mohler in 1893. Here he acquired a farm which he lived on until 1916, when he moved to Auburn. Mr. Morgan’s first wife (Dora Hinshaw) was a sister to J. D. Hinshaw and she passed away 16 years ago. She is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving him are his widow, Norine, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Warren (Ilia Morgan), and one sister in WI. (Citizen-23 Oct 1936)

Morris, Madge (Cox)

Graveside services for Mrs. John Morris were held at Hillcrest. Mrs. Morris, the former Madge Cox, is survived by her husband, Jack; her mother, Mrs. Alice Cox, and sister, Miss Helen Cox; and one brother, James Cox. She graduated form Harrington HS in 1921.  (Citizen-3 June 1949)

Morrison, Laurel Lee, (baby)

Laurel Lee Morrison’s life was instantly snuffed out in front of her home June 29, 1946, when she was crushed beneath the wheels of a milk delivery truck. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving little Laurel Lee, who was born June 15, 1944, are her parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Morrison (Joyce Hinshaw); grandparents, Mrs. Theo Hinshaw Linden; Mr. & Mrs. George Morrison Sr.; great grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Hinshaw. Mr. Morrison Jr. served the navy during the war, and returned a short time ago to his home. (Citizen-5 July 1946)

Morse, Elaine Nadine   2015

"Elaine Nadine Morse, age 98.—Passed away Aug 27, 2015 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, WA. She was born March 8, 1917 to Denny and Mary (Timm) Warwick and lived in Harrington, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd 'Sparky' Morse in 1989. Elaine is survived by her children Courtney Morse, JoAnn (Jack) Evans, and Patricia (Jim) Felton; grandchildren, Lindsey Morse, Carly Morse (Brent Freeman), Ami (Joe) Miller, Jeff Evans, Greg (Ann) Felton, and Melinda (Scott) Johnson. Elaine is also survived by her great grandchidlren Sabin and Niah Miller in Denver, CO, Greta and Jaeger Felton in Seattle, WA, and Mylie and Lila Johnson, in Seattle, WA, along with numerous Timm, Warwick, Sawyer and Morse relatives. Elaine enjoyed and was involved in many community activities. She was a member of the Harrington Community Congregational Church, Davenport Chapter OES, Daughters of the Nile, Harrington Alumni Association, a 75 year member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and a 50 year member of Bluestem Grange. Elaine will lie in state at Strate Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept 17, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Services for Elaine will be on Friday Sept 18, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, Pastor Mike Bailey, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the Morse family." (Spokesman: 9-13-2015)

Morse, Floyd F. (Sparky)

“Funeral services were held for Floyd ‘Sparky’ Morse of Harrington on July 10, interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Morse died July 6, 1989 at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane. Born to Lincoln County pioneers Fred and Amy Morse on July 9, 1911, Mr .Morse would have been 78 years old on Sunday. He was raised on the family farm near Edwall where his brother Orrie still resides. He graduated from Edwall HS in 1929 and attended WSU in Pullman. He married Elaine Warwick, daughter of another pioneer family, on June 18, 1938. Last summer they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family weekend at Templin’s Resort in Post Falls, Idaho. The couple farmed in Lincoln County for 38 years, first at the Morse family farm near Edwall, then at the Warwick family farm near Harrington.  In 1976 he retired from active farming, and they moved to Harrington. At that time, their son, Courtney, assumed responsibility of the farming operation. Mr. Morse continued to take a great interest in the farm and helped with the field work, including seeding this spring. He was a member of the Harrington Community Congregational Church, Acacia Lodge R & AM, Royal Arch Masons, Cataract Commandery, Life Member of El Katif Shrine, Sage Shrine Club and Davenport Chapter OES. He had been a member of Pomona, State and National Grange. He was active in community affairs having served as a director of the Harrington Grange Supply and the United Grain Growers, and as a Building Committee member for the Harrington Community Congregational Church and the Davenport MasonicTemple. He also served a Daddy Advisor for the Harrington Assembly of Rainbow for Girls, was a church deacon and was on the Harrington City Council.  He especially enjoyed his involvement in the annual trip for primary school children to the Shrine Circus in Spokane and being a member of the Sage Shrine Club mini-bike patrol. ‘Sparky’ will be remembered for his friendly personality, his sense of humor and the pride he took in his family and in his farm operations and equipment. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; one son, Courtney Morse, Harrington; two daughters, JoAnn and Jack Evans and Patricia and Jim Felton, all of Richland; two brothers, Raymond J Morse, Spokane, and Orrie Morse, Davenport; one sister, Julia Neubauer, Spokane; six grandchildren, Lindsey and Carly Morse, Harrington, Amy and Jeffrey Evans, Richland, Greg and Mindi Felton, Richland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers for the service were Robert Adams, Eugene Cronrath, Perry Frazier, Crayton Guhlke, Alvin Ottmar, and Russell Zundel.” ( Davenport Times: 7-13-1989)

Mowlds/Moulds, (Edna), d/o Robert ,  d. 1895

Robert Moulds buried a daughter on Thursday, Oct 31, 1895. This is the second death in the family of typhoid fever within a few weeks. Three other children are sick with the fever, one of which is not expected to live. (LCT-5 Nov 1895)(This infant is likely Edna Moulds. Edit: The homestead of Robert Mould was located in Sec 26 Twp 23 R 37. Another Moulds homestead was filed by William Moulds in Sec 24 Twp 23 R 37.) CENSUS  1892:  The children of Rob’t (age 41) and wife, L (age 31, b. MO) Moulds were listed as: Edna (11), Lula (9), Rodell (8), Mattie (6), Cecil (3), and Edward (1). All of these children were born in Utah.

Moulds, Rodelle (Dellie),  d. Sept-Oct 1895,  c/o Robt 

Muisiner, Alameda V. Neeley,  2008

(Burial of ashes in Niche at later date)

“Alameda V. Muisiner. Celebration of life memorial service for Alameda V. Muisiner, 91, of Harrington, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport with Pastor Ted Broadway officiating. Mrs. Muisiner died May 22 in Davenport.  Born Jan 17, 1917, in Russell City, PA, to Clyde and Nellie (Austin) Neeley, she married Roger Muisiner on April 14, 1941, in Kane, PA. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, where her husband was pastor from 1968 to 1981.  She leaves numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport has the arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 5-29-2008)

Muisiner, Roger ,  2006 (Niche, later)

“Roger V. Muisiner. Davenport.—Memorial service for Roger V. Muisiner, 89, who died Jan 13, in Davenport, took place Monday, Jan 16, at the Davenport First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ted Broadway officiating.  Mr. Muisiner, a Harrington resident, pastored the church between 1968 and 1981. He remained associated with the congregation and also was a member of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest and a lifetime member of the Harrington Golf and Country Club. He was born in Lorain, Ohio, on Sept 11, 1916, the son of Frank and Eva (Darby) Muisiner, who preceded him in death, along with two brothers and a sister. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Alameda, at the home; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 1-19-2006)

  Muller, (Miss) Elizabeth J.,

Burial services were conducted here Tuesday for Miss Elizabeth J Muller who died in California. The young woman was laid to rest in the family plot at Hillcrest beside her father, John Muller. Miss Muller was born at Harrington 35 years ago and lived in Spokane 30 years. She was secretary to Sam J. Wilson of the Northwest Mines and Investment Co for ten years. Ill with heart trouble Miss Muller went to CA for her health. She suffered an attack early last week and died Friday (Oct 21, 1937). Surviving her are her mother, Mrs. Theresa F. Muller, 3 sisters, Mrs. Maude M. Conrady, Mrs. Hulda I Hoffman and Mrs. Emma G. Peterson; 2 brothers, Otto G. Muller and Eugene H. B. Muller. Last rites were held at Hazen and Jaegers’ before the cortege came to Harrington for burial. (Citizen-29 Oct 1937)

Muller, Eugene H. B.,

Eugene H. B. Muller—Passed away Feb 4, 1995. An 86 year resident of Spokane. Survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Muller, at the home; a number of nieces and nephews. A member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church and a Buick Professional Sales Master. Graveside Services will be Feb 8, 1995 at Hillcrest cemetery. (Spokesman)

Muller, John H., ---

John H. Muller, 76, pioneer wheat grower of Lincoln County, died of a heart attack at his ranch near Newman Lake Friday morning (Aug 28, 1931). Born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1855, Mr. Muller came to this country when he was 17 years old, to Ohio in 1872, to Oregon in 1876 and Walla Walla in 1879. The following year he located a timber culture claim in Lincoln Co and during the first few years, he lived in a dugout which was replaced by a cabin. In 1889 he married Theresa Rohrer. The family moved to Spokane in 1907. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons (Otto G. and Eugene H. B.) and 4 daughters: Elizabeth J. Muller, Maud M Muller, Mrs. Emma Peterson and Mrs. Frank Hoffman. Interment took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-4 Sept 1931)

Muller, Johnnie U.

John Muller, aged 16 years, 5 mos and 10 days, succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever last Sunday evening, after several days’ sickness. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery Tuesday. Johnny was a bright, honest and most promising boy. (Citizen-27 Oct 1905) (Edit: The card of thanks by the family shows that Johnny was the son of John Muller, Sr.)

Muller, Mary Elizabeth ‘Mimi’,

“Mary Elizabeth ‘Mimi’ Muller.—Passed away Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009, of natural causes. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene H B Muller. Born in Piqua, Ohio,  daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Keller. After graduating from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, she was an executive secretary in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Muller moved to Southern California in 1946, and to Spokane, in 1981. Member of St Andrews Episcopal Church in Spokane, WA. A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA, on Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 at 1 p.m. One of her final requests was to have only family members and very close friends at her service. Thank you for honoring her wishes. Heritage Funeral Home, Government Way, Spokane, WA.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

Muller, Theresia

Mrs. Theresia F. Muller passed away Monday (Sept 4, 1939) at a Spokane hospital. Funeral services were held from Our Lady of Lourdes cathedral in Spokane. Interment was in the Harrington cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Muller are 3 daughters, Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Mrs.Walter Conrady; 2 sons, Otto G. and E. H. B. Muller, 5 grandchildren among whom are the Brugger children. (Citizen-8 Sept 1939)

Munson, Anders P.,

A P Munson, 86, a pioneer of this community, passed away in Spokane, and following funeral services there Wednesday, committal services were held at Hillcrest that day. (Citizen-25 Nov 1949)

Munson, infant of A. P., (no dates)

Munson, Charlotte, ---1944-45??



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