Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...S

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Samuelson, Mary M. (Schultz)

Mary Samuelson (age 95).—Passed away Dec 12, 1998 in Cheney, WA. Her home, Spokane. She is survived by one brother, Karl Schultz of Davenport; her niece and caregiver, Donna Senkler. Private family inurnment at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Sandau, Elna I. (Swenson)

Elna Sandau—Passed away Feb 23, 1990 in a Spokane hospital. Her home Spokane. Survived by her husband, Walter; 2 step-daughters, Gertrude Breitsprecher and Darletta Schlaht. Preceded in death by her brother and sister, Cliff and Nellie Swenson of Harrington. Graveside services Feb 27, 1990 at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Sandau, Walter B.

Walter B. Sandau.—Passed away Oct 8, 1991 in Spokane. Survived by two daughters, Gertrude Breitsprecher and Darletta Schlaht; 3 sisters, Tillie Floescher, Bertha Kimmel and Pauline A. Wagner. Preceded in death by his wife, Elna I. Swenson Sandau, and two brothers, Herbert and Leonard Sandau. Graveside service Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Sandygren, Alfred (infant), d.1892

Sandygren, Alfred

Alfred Sandygren passed away Dec 29, at his farm home near Downs. He was born in Skara, Sweden, July 14, 1859 coming to NY in 1881 and to this section of WA in 1884, arriving at Sprague where he was employed in the Northern Pacific shops. He quit the employ of the railroad Dec 5, 1892 and engaged in farming. He proved up on a homestead and farmed until 1907 when he moved into Downs. He was married in IL on Oct 13, 1883. He is survived by a son Albert and 2 grandsons on the farm at downs, and a sister in IL. A brother 13 years older than he preceded him in death at Downs in 1924 and was interred in the Harrington Cemetery. Funeral services were held from the Evangelical church Jan 1, 1935 and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-4 Jan 1935)

Sandygren, Amanda (Anderson)

Mrs. Amanda Sandygren finished her earthly work and last Saturday passed on to her reward. Born Oct 14, 1865 in Monmouth, IL, she and Alfred Sandygren were married in 1883 in IL and in 1884 came west to this sparsely settled new country. They came to Sprague where Mr. Sandygren was employed by the N P Railroad Co. In 1892 they moved to a homestead near Downs. The Sandygrens during the course of a number of years, owned several ranches at different times. Mr. Sandygren passed away in 1934. In recent years Mrs. Sandygren has made her home in Spokane, with her son, J. A. Sandygren and wife supervising her comfort. Surviving her are besides her son, J. A. (Albert), 2 grandsons, Rey of Spokane and Elbert of Seattle; one great grandson; one brother, Bert Anderson of Cheney; one sister, Mrs. Emma Womach of Ritzville. Funeral services were held Thursday in Spokane; committal services were held Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery and burial was in the family plot. (Citizen-15 Oct 1948)

Sandygren, Del,  d.1922, age 5 ( ashes buried 1935 with Alfred)

Sandygren, Gertrude F.

Gertrude F. Sandygren—Passed away Feb 8, 1978 in Seattle, WA. A former 20 year resident of Spokane. Survived by two sons, Rey A. Sandygren and E. W. Sandygren; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Ethel) Klasen; 3 brothers, William C. Redman, Leroy F. King, and Ralph H. King. Graveside services at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Sandygren, Helen F.  2012

“Helen F. Sandygren, 91, died June 18, 2012 in Spokane, WA. Her home was Harrington, WA. She was born on Jan 30, 1921 in Rocklyn, WA to Edward and Frieda Mielke. She graduated from Harrington High School in 1939. She is survived by her son, John Sandygren and his wife Lisa; five grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, George Mielke (Edwina); and sister-in-law Dorothy Mielke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rey Sandygren in 1981, her brother Carl Mielke, and her sister, Evelyn MacKenzie. She was a member of the Rocklyn Emmanuel Methodist Church, Mrs Sandygren volunteered at the Lincoln County Fair in the Arts & Crafts building for many years. She enjoyed working on the farm and raising cattle. She also enjoyed gardening and her flowers, music, and her church. She especially loved children and spending time with her family and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 32, 3023 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Cynthia Wuts officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.”  (Odessa Record: 6-21-2012) 

Sandygren, John

John Sandygren, born in Sweden May 12, 1846, died of pneumonia at his home at Downs, WA, Jan 22, 1924. He is a brother of A. Sandygren, of the same place. The funeral was held Thursday at the Community church. Deceased is survived by a sister in IL, a son in PA, a daughter in St Paul and another in Minneapolis. The remain were buried in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen 25-Jan 1924)

Sandygren, John Albert

John Albert Sandygren—Passed away Oct 5, at his home in Spokane. Survived by his wife Gertrude F. Sandygren; 2 sons, Rey A. Sandygren and Elbert W. Sandygren; Ball & Dodd Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. (Spokesman-Review)  

Sandygren, Rey A.

Rey A. Sandygren—Passed away July 28, 1981 near Mohler, WA. Survived by his wife, Helen; one son, John; one brother, Elbert Sandygren. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review);  Rey Sandygren died at his ranch at Mohler Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Strate Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.” ( Davenport Times: 7-30-1981) “Final rites were  held for Rey Sandygren Friday morning at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Sandygren died at his Mohler ranch Tuesday, July 28, the apparent victim of a heart attack. Services were conducted by the Rev Claire Harris, pastor of the Rocklyn Zion United Methodist Church . Organ music was provided by Naomi Kruger, with vocal duets by Doug and Debbie Mielke. Interment was held in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.  Sandygren was born Feb 8, 1918 to J Albert and Gertrude Sandygren in Seattle. He and a brother, Elbert, lived with the family in a variety of places while growing up, attending several different schools. In 1934, the family returned to Mohler, where land had been established by his grandparents. In 1936 he graduated from Harrington High School. Sandygren entered the US Army in Jan of 1942 and served at the Philippine Islands during World War II.  He was an army cook most of the time and the training enabled him to be self-sufficient in providing meals whenever necessary.  He was discharged in December of 1945.  In 1955 he took over the Mohler ranch and began to build up a herd of beef cattle. In November of 1959 he was married to Helen Mielke at the Rocklyn Zion Church and son Johnnie was born in September of 1951.  He loved his profession and anything connected with ranching. He enjoyed attending auction sales and conversing with fellow farmers. He was fascinated by gold panning and was a history buff, although he didn’t spend as much time with these pursuits as he would have liked.  Rey was a unique and friendly fellow, and will be missed. He was a member of the Zion Church, the IOOF Lodge, and the Bluestem Grange. He is survived by his wife, Helen, son John, and a brother, Elbert of Seattle; plus several nieces and nephews.  The Elbert Sandygrens and son Scott spent several days at the Sandygren home. In addition to the immediate families attending the services, other relatives coming form elsewhere were Mr. and Mrs.  Melvin Brunton of Walla Walla, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Suess of Colfax, Irene Samel and Mildred Womach, both of Ritzville.” ( Davenport Times: 8-0-1981)

Sanford, infant son of R. B.

The little son, two months old, of Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Sanford, one of the twins, was taken ill and died Monday. The little one was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The parents have the sympathy of their friends in their sad loss. (Citizen-7 Apr 1911)

Sassin, Marvin S., --- d. 8-25-1941  (age 3 mos 22 dys; s/o Orville)

Satterlee, Marion

“Word has been received of the Oct. 11 death of Marion Dee (Morgan) Satterlee, 89, in Glendale, CA. She will be buried in the family plot at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. She was born July 28, 1923, in Spokane. Her parents, George Morgan and Opal Talkington, grew up in Harrington and farmed there during the early 1920s.  Two generations of grandparents were pioneers who came west by wagon train to the Washington Territory.  The family moved to Colville in 1926 to operate a theater showing silent movies. By 1937, the family had bought land and built the Alpine Theater in Colville. Marion and her younger sister Frances attended Colville schools; Marion graduated from high school in 1941.  She was active in school activities including band and chorus. She majored in music at the University of Washington in Seattle and studied the harp. She pledged the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Iota chapter, where she made many lifelong friends. While at the University, she met her future husband Richard, who was in the Navy. She graduated in 1945 and worked in Colville, assisting with the family business. She and Richard remained friends, became engaged and were married in 1950 at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle where she began the life of a career military officer’s wife.  During the Air Force career they were stationed in San Angelo, TX, Enid, OK, and Great Falls, MT. During the Korean Conflict, Richard was serving an overseas tour in Japan and Korea when their older son Kirk was born in 1952. In 1953 the family was stationed at McChord AFB in Tacoma, where their son Keith was born in 1955. The family moved to Hawaii in 1959, to Virginia in 1962 and back to Hawaii in 1966. During their last tour in Hawaii, they retired from the Air Force and eventually settled in La Canada, CA.  ‘Marion Dee’s remarkable life was one of love and devotion’, a family statement noted. ‘She loved life and her family. She was liked, loved and respected by all who knew her. Popular and talented, she had many close friends. To her husband, she was a best friend, girlfriend and sweetheart for 68 years’.  Besides her husband of 62 years, she leaves two sons, Kirk and Keith, Kirk’s wife Judy and their two children, John and Colleen.” (Davenport Times: 11-15-2012)

Sawyer, A. M. (Nanny), d. 2-24-1956

Sawyer, Calvin

Funeral services were conducted Nov 6, for Calvin Sawyer, age 55, who was stricken with a heart attack last week Wednesday. Born on the place which he had farmed in recent years, south of Davenport, he spent his life in this district. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; daughters, Mrs. George H. Knapp (Alma), Mrs. Harold Timm (Inez); son Ellis Sawyer; one sister, Mrs. Fred Morse; two brothers, F. J. Sawyer and Ernest L. Sawyer; his step-mother, Mrs. Anna Sawyer. (Citizen-10 Nov 1944)

Sawyer, Ellis C.

Sunday night, Death very suddenly closed a chapter in the life of Ellis Sawyer. He passed away of a heart attack before the summoned doctor arrived. Ellis Clifford Sawyer was born Jan 22, 1914 at Davenport, son of Mrs. Ruby Sawyer and the late Calvin Sawyer. He was graduated from the Davenport HS. Oct 3, 1936 he married Eleanor Sparling. Three children were born to them—John, Richard and Shirley Mae. The daughter was born while the Sawyers lived at Harrington when Ellis was manager of the Harrington Grange Supply Co. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery, where Ellis’ father is buried. Laurel Lodge of Masons conducted graveside rites. Surviving Mr. Sawyer are his widow, John, Richard and Shirley; his mother, Mrs. Ruby Sawyer, two sisters, Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. Harold Timm. (Citizen-21 May 1954)

Sawyer, Ruby

Funeral services for Mrs. Calvin (Ruby) Sawyer were held Tuesday. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Ruby Kennedy was born in 1890 in Edwall and died Jan 17, 1970 in Sacred Heart Hospital where she was receiving treatments for heart complications. She was united in marriage to Calvin Sawyer in 1911. They resided on a farm east of Davenport until Mr. Sawyer’s death in 1944. One son, Ellis C, preceded his mother in death in 1954. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. George H Knapp (Alma) and Mrs. Harold Timm (Inez). (Dav. Times-22 Jan 1970)

Schaffner, Joan Louise   d. 8-24-2009

“Joan Louise Schaffner, age 71.—Joan went to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on August 24, 2009. Born July 23, 1938 in Spokane, WA to Oscar and Lydia Loeffelbein, raised on a farm outside of Harrington, WA.   Graduated from Harrington High School in 1956 and went to Kinman Business College. Married Howard Schaffner, in 1967, sharing 42 years of marriage. Joan was a faithful Christian and enjoyed spending time with her family.  She is survived by her husband, Howard Schaffner; their four children: Carolyn (Darren) Mattozzi, Melvin Schaffner, Ronald Schaffner, and Michael Schaffner; her sister Janet (Art) Klein; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the joy of her life, her granddaughter Bella Sophia Mattozzi. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Harrington Nazarene Church, 204 N Third St, Harrington, WA. Concluding services and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Joan will lie-in-state from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: 8-25-2009)

Schailzel, Evelyn Charlene

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Evelyn Schailzel Saturday morning at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Rev Austin Chamberlain, EUB pastor, gave a brief memorial that was a beautiful tribute to this young woman who, from early childhood and throughout her life, had borne heavy burdens. Despite the bitter discouragements and disappointments that were hers, she concealed her sorrows and lived in a way to bring happiness to others. She was buried beside her father, C V Johnson, who preceded her in death Nov 2, 1950. Evelyn Johnson was born Nov 7, 1919 at Lamona. She was graduated from Harrington HS in 1938. Because of her physical frailness she was forced to leave the state college. Returning to Harrington she made her home with her father. She was married to Paul Schailzel and a daughter was born to them. When her father was gravely ill for many months, Mrs. Schailzel cared for him. After his death she remained in the family home. She became ill at her home where she was found Tuesday in a coma. She died Thursday August 2. She is survived by a daughter, Carol, her mother, Clara Johnson of Pendleton, Oregon; uncle John Johnson of Opportunity; aunts, Mrs. G. A. Lybecker of Opportunity and Mrs. Alma Knudson of CA. (Citizen-10 Aug 1951)

Schenk, Lester

Lester Schenk—Passed away Nov 13, 1994 in Davenport. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Schenk; one son, Tom; 2 daughters, Elaine Henderson and Meka Eaton; one sister, Mecia Clifford. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Schenk, Yvonne E.

Memorial service was held at the Nazarene Church in Harrington for Yvonne Schenk. Mrs. Schenk passed away on July 6, 1995. She was born Aug 4, 1930, in Harrington to Chester and Thelma (Hinshaw) Gilbert. Mrs. Schenk is survived by one son, Tom Schenk; two daughters, Elaine Henderson and Meka Eaton. Strate Funeral Home was in charge. (Dav. Times)

Schmidt, Lena Beck Carpy

Lena Beck-Carpy Schmidt—Passed away April 19, 1984 in Harrington. Her home, Spokane. Survived by one son, George Carpy; 4 sisters, twin sister, Mrs. Lilly Critzer, Mrs. Elsie McKinney, Mrs. Henryetta Weipert, Mrs. Eugenia Marlatt. Cremation. Graveside memorial service Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Schott, Daisy (Fehlhaber)

Interment services in Hillcrest were held Sept 24, 1964 for Mrs. Henry Schott (Daisy Fahlhaber), 63, of Colfax. Burial was in the family plot here where her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jamce D. Fehlhaber and her brother, Andrew James, are buried. Surviving besides her husband, Henry, are 2 sisters, Mrs. Edward M Hayes (Blanche) and Mrs. G. H. Barclay (Maude); also 4 step-sons, Jerry, Larry, Gene and Dwayne. (Dav. Times-15 Oct 1964)

Schott, Henry --1967

“Henry C Schott. Died: 27 Aug 1967, Whitman Co, WA. Residence: Whitman Co, WA.” (WA Death Index: Certificate #019348; did not view)

Schultz, Adolph ---

Adolph Schultz died Oct 31, 1985 at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. Funeral services were Nov 2 with burial following at the Hillcrest Cemetery. The son of Christ and Katie (Ulmar) Schultz, he was born on May 27, 1901 near Odessa. He had 13 brothers and sisters, of which 8 preceded him in death. His 3 sisters include Elizabeth, Catherine and Martha; and 5 brothers were Sam, John, Jake, Dan and Delmar. Survivors include his wife, Lydia, at the home; one son, Robert Schultz; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Lois) Rogers; 3 brothers, Herman, Albert and Carl; 2 sisters, Mary Samuelson and Lydia Flath. (Dav. Times-21 Nov 1985)

Schultz, Albert   --1993

“Funeral service for lifetime area resident Albert Schultz, 79, will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Private family interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.  Mr. Schultz died Tuesday.  He was born June 24, 1914, in Harrington to Christ and Katherine ( Ulmer) Schultz. He lived in Harrington and attended school there.  He then farmed south and east of Bluestem on the family farm until his death. Mr. Schultz was a member of Bluestem Grange.  Survivors include his wife, Anna, at the home near Bluestem; two sons, Donald and wife Beverly Schultz of Davenport, and Larry and his wife Deborah Schultz of Otis Orchards; six grandchildren, Kimberly, Chris and Thomas Schultz, all of Otis Orchards, Amy Hicks of Port Hadlock, WA, Molly Schultz of Kettle Falls, and Beth Schultz of Davenport; two sisters, Mary Samuelson of Spokane and Lydia Flath of Ephrata; and one brother, Carl Schultz of Davenport. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements." (Davenport Times: 8-12-1993) (Died Aug 10, 1993 at his home near Bluestem.)

*Schultz, Anna E  (Blk 2 Lot 23)Added; 

Ashes. Birth: 9-18-1918; Died: 12-17-2001; Burial: Feb 23, 2002) “Anna (Sackmann) Schultz. Davenport, WA. Private services will be held for Anna E (Sackmann) Schultz, 83. The Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Schultz, who was born  in Lind, WA, died Monday. She was a resident of Harrington, WA. , and Davenport for 70 years.  She married Albert Schultz in 1937 and was a homemaker. Her husband died in 1993. Survivors include two sons, Donald Schultz of Davenport and Larry Schultz of Otis Orchards; a brother, Ernie Sackmann of Colville, WA; a sister, Virginia Kerferst of Portland; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.” (contributed)

Schultz, Bertha --- (Blk 6 Lot 24);

(City Hall records: Age 80. Born July 1, 1897. Died June 21, 1978. Buried June 24, 1978. Wife of Louis Schultz, deceased.) “Bertha Schultz, (Mrs. Louis), long-time resident of Harrington died June 21 (1978) at the Lincoln County Nursing Home in Davenport. Mrs. Schultz was born July 1, 1897 in Poland.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Norma Everheart of Harrington and Mrs. Ellen Ochs of Paradise, CA, and one son, Leonard Schultz of Harrington, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Mrs. Schultz was a member of the Harrington Community Church and Bright Hope Chapter No 79, OES. Funeral Services were held at the Harrington Community Church last Saturday, June 24. The Rev James Hansen officiated. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery.” ( Davenport Times: Citizen section: 6-29-1978)

Schultz, Carole L  d. 2-14-2012

“Carole L Schultz (age 91).—Passed away on February 14, 2012 in Spokane, WA. Her home was Harrington, WA. She is survived by her two daughters Linda Gruver and Dorsey of Phoenix, AZ and Janis Miller and Richard W of Spokane, WA; three grandchildren: Darren Stimmel, Mark Stimmel and Annie, and Darla Thompson and Bill; three great grandchildren: Blake, Phoebe and Daphne, nephew Dan Hill and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar in 1983, two brothers and one sister. Carole was a member of The Order of Eastern Star. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 12 noon at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Pastor Barbara Caviezel will officiate. A gathering of remembrance will be held following the graveside service at the Harrington Memorial Hall, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: undated; d. 2-14-2012)

*Schultz, Carl W  (Blk 2 Lot 24)  

Birth: 8-06-1915; Died: 6-20-2006; Burial: 6-24-2006.  “Carl W Schultz. Age 90. Passed away in Spokane, WA. His home was Davenport, WA. He is survived by his wife Frances, at the home; son Gaymond (and Cindy) Schultz of Los Altos Hills, CA; daughter Pam Bechtold (and Dennis) of Elk, WA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by two stepsons, Nich (and Debbie) Marriott of Davenport, WA, and Tony Marriott of Seattle, WA; a step-daughter, Charolette Vivian of Ford, WA; three step grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Gary, eight brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, WA. Pastor Duane Anderson will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA , is in charge of arrangements.” (contributed)

Schultz, Christ

Christ Schultz was born near Berlin in Germany, Aug 6, 1860. When he was two years old he moved with his parents to Poland. As a young boy Christ walked all the way from Warsaw into Austria rather than submit to military service under Czar Nicholas. There he hired a team to take him to Hamburg where he caught the immigrant ship to Canada. Also on this ship was Miss Catherine Ulmer and the two met in 1882. In 1892 they were married at Grenfelt, Canada. Mr. Schultz had homesteaded land in Saskatchewan. In Dec 1899 with their three children, they came to the US. The spring of 1890 they moved to Odessa where they homesteaded land. The Schultz family came to Harrington in 1914. In 1903, Mr. & Mrs. Schultz joined the Seventh-Day Adventist church. In 1940 they moved to Spokane. Mrs. Schultz died in June 1942. Christ died Dec 3, 1955. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest where he was laid to rest beside his wife. Surviving Mr. Schultz are 8 sons: John, Herman, Adolph, Sam, Albert, Delmar, Dan and Carl; daughters, Mrs. Mary Samuelson, Mrs. John (Catherine) Bibioff, Mrs. Emil (Lydia) Flath; one sister, Mrs. Amelia Gravey… (Citizen-16 Dec 1955)

Schultz, Daniel---cremation. d.9-29-78

Schultz, Delmar R.

"Delmar R. Schultz, 64, Harrington, died April 11 in Davenport. He was a lifetime resident of Harrington. Born August 2, 1919, Schultz lived and farmed his entire life there. He was a member of Acacia Lodge, and El-Katif Shrine and the Sage Shrine, Harrington Lions’ Club and the Harrington Gun Club. Survivors include his wife Carole at home, 2 daughters, Linda Stimmel, Spokane, and Janis Schultz, Harrington; 3 grandchildren, Darren Stimmel, Cheney, and Mark Stimmel and Darla Stimmel, Spokane; 4 brothers, Adolph and Albert, of Harrington, Carl of Davenport and Herman, Walla Walla; 2 sisters, Lydia Flath, Wenatchee, and Mary Samuelson, Spokane, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Harrington Community Congregational Church with Rev Bruce Wakeman officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, was in charge of arrangements." (Davenport Times: Apr 14, 1983)

Schultz, Gary (33 dys) 1937

Gary Carl, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schultz, born in Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, July 23, 1937, died Tuesday (July 27, 1937) and was brought to Harrington for burial Wednesday in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Schultz was the former Alma Sackman and is still in a serious condition in the hospital where she will be for several weeks. (Citizen-30 July 1937)

Schultz, inf of Fred, in 4-10

Schultz, Jeslyn (Morris)

Vault interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington is planned for Jeslyn (Morris) Schultz, 87, who died July 7 at the Waterford in Spokane, where she had resided.  Born April 21, 1916, in Pomeroy, the daughter of J. G. and Etta (Alexander) Morris, she attended high school in Harrington until her senior year, when she transferred to Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, from which she graduated in 1934. She attended WSC (now WSU). She married Leonard L Schultz of Harrington on March 27, 1938. He died in 1988. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, PEO, OES and Daughters of the Nile. She enjoyed cooking and music. A son, Loryn Schultz, preceded her in death in 1998. She leaves a daughter, Carol (and DeWane) Buddrius of Harrington; 6 grandchildren... 12 great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. (Dav Times-July 17, 2003) 

Schultz, John (s/o Christ)

John Schultz (81)—A former pioneer resident of the Big bend County. Passed away July 5, 1976 in a Prosser hospital. Born in Canada. His parents homesteaded near Odessa, WA, where he attended school and later farmed with his father. They moved to a farm near Harrington, later moving to Grandview where he and his wife continued to farm. He was a member of the Seventh day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Schultz; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lenora Hardt, Mrs. Ruth Hardt, and Donna Senkler; one son, Melvin Schultz; 5 step-daughters from CA and OR; 6 brothers, Herman, Adolph, Albert, Delmar, Karl and Dan; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Samuelson, Mrs. Catherine Bibioff, and Mrs. Lydia Flath. Graveside services at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

"John Schultz died Monday evening, July 5th, in the Prosser Memorial Hospital at the age of 81 following a brief illness. He was born March 28, 1895 in Canada and moved to the United States with his parents in 1900. He was one of the 14 children of Mr and Mrs Chris Schultz. They settled on a farm north of Odessa. In 1916 he was united in marriage with Minnie Rompel. The couple had four children, one son and three daughters. Minnie Schultz died in Jan, 1935. John Schultz continued to farm, moving to Grandview in 1944. On June 11, 1944 he was married to Margaret Jorgenson and they lived on a farm near Grandview where he was actively engaged in farming until his death. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Grange, in Grandview. Survivors include his wife, Margaret, at the home; one son, Melvin, Harrington; three daughters, Lenora Hardt, Hartline; Ruth Hardt, Odessa, and Donna Sankler, Hartline; five step daughters, Evelyn Boyd, Los Altos, CA; Bernice Gronemeyer, Ceres, CA; Joynce Babcock, Medford, OR; Ardis Nichols, Loma Linda, CA; and Doris Shepherd, Visalis, CA; six brothers: Herman, Milton Freewater, OR; Adolph, Harrington; Dan, Sun City, AZ; Albert and Carl, Davenport; Delmar, Harrington; 30 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 8, 1976 at the Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Interment was at Harrington Cemetery. Casket bearers were grandsons, Delbert Hardt, Moses Lake; Ron Hardt, Othello; John Hardt, Odessa; Wayne Schultz, Harrington; Rick Hardt, Everett; and Jeff Hardt, Odessa." (Odessa Record: 7-15-1976)

Schultz, Katie Ulmer

Mrs. Chris Schultz passed away at midnight, Wednesday (June 24, 1942), following two strokes. Katie Ulmer was born near Strie, and the capital, Limberg, Austria, and as a young woman came to the US on the same ship as did her future husband, though they had not met.  They were married later and from 1892 to 1899 lived on the homestead at Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada. Coming to WA, they homesteaded in the spring of 1900 in the Lake Creek country near Coffee Pot. One daughter, Elizabeth preceded the mother in death. Surviving are besides the widower, Christof Schultz, the following children: John, Jake, Adolph, Herman, Mary Samuelson, Martha Williams, Katherine Kibloff, Sam, Lydia Flath, Daniel, Albert, Carl and Delmar. Interment will be in Hillcrest. (Citizen-26 June 1942)

Schultz, Leonard

Leonard L. Schultz—Passed away Dec 17, 1988 at the age of 72. Lifetime resident of Harrington. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeslyn; one son, Loryn M. Schultz; one daughter, Carol J. Buddrius; two sisters, Ellen Ochs and Norma Everheart. Private services. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

  Leonard L Schultz of Harrington died Dec 17, 1988 at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 72.  Mr. Schultz was a lifetime resident of Harrington. He was a graduate of Harrington High School and lived on his wheat farm in Harrington.  Mr. Schultz was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge #58 F & AM, was past patron of the Davenport Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, past grand lodge officer of the Masonic Lodge for the State of Washington, and was first president of the Flying Farmers of Washington, Idaho and Oregon. He was also a member of the El Katif Shrine and Sage Shrine Club.  He served many years on the ASCS County Committee.  Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Jeslyn; one son, Loryn M. Schultz of Hot Springs, Arkansas; a daughter, Carol J. Buddrius of Harrington; two sisters, Ellen Ochs of Roseburg , Oregon and Norma Everheart of Harrington; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” ( Davenport Times: 12-29-1988)

Schultz, Louis 12-11-1972

"Louis Schultz, a long-time Harrington resident, died Dec 11, at nearly 79. Born Dec 28, 1893 in Canada, he farmed near Harrington from his youth until he retired in 1950. He married Bertha Stenzel in 1915. Two of their children—Norma Everhart and Leonard Schultz—live in Harrington. A third, Ellen Ockes, lives in Crescent City, CA. Schultz is survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, four brothers—John, Walla Walla; Phillip, Modesto, CA; William, Salem, OR; and Herman, Prosser—and five sisters. They include Julia Moha and Lizzy Schoeflin, both of Grandview; Liddia Schoeflin, Viola, ID, and Mary Amundson and Lottie Squire, both of Salem, OR. Several nieces and nephews also survive." (Dav. Times: 12-21-1972)

Schultz, Lydia Ann Eliz.

Lydia Schultz—Passed away on March 24, 1998 in Davenport, WA. Her home Harrington. She is survived by one son, Robert; one daughter, Lois Rogers; one step-sister, Edna Ogle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Schultz in 1985, 3 brothers, one sister, one step-brother, and one step-sister. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

  “A homemaker who dedicated her life to family and community, Lydia Schultz, 89, passed away Tuesday March 24, 1998 at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport.  The daughter of John and Anna Elizabeth (Besel) Lenhart, Mrs. Schultz was born Dec 19, 1908 near Farmer, WA. She was raised with three brothers, Fred, Edward and John and one sister, Katie Hofferber. She was also close to her step-sister and brother, Rose Bergseth and George Suppes.  All her siblings have preceded her in death. On June 22, 1926, Mrs. Schultz walked the aisle with Ado lph Schultz of Harrington at the Lutheran Church in Waterville. The two moved to the Upper Lord’s Valley farm in 1928 and were active members of the community. Mrs. Schultz was a seventh degree member of the National Grange, and active member of the Bluestem Grange for over 50 years. She also gave of her time to the Washington Wheat Growers Association, Harrington Community Church and served as Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge, where she was a member for over 50 years. A loving mother and sister, Mrs. Schultz was there for her family, home, garden and many cherished friends. Both she and her husband remained on the farm until their passing with   Adolph’s death in October of 1985 and Lydia in March 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Lois Rogers and husband Fred of Otis Orchards; one son, Robert Schultz and wife Vivienne of Harrington; six grandchildren, Randy Schultz and wife Lesli, Rick Schultz and wife Juanita, Ri ta Moriarity and husband Ed, Kevin Rogers, Kirk Rogers and wife Chris, and Karen Lopes and husband Douglas; 8 great grandchildren,… 6 step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law Thelma Krell of Spokane; step-sister Edna Ogle and step sister-in-law Barbara Suppes of Waterville. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Jay Timm officiated. Burial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.”  ( Davenport Times:  4-02-1998) 

Schultz, Mary E.

Mrs. Sam Schultz (Mary) died Monday evening (Nov 25, 1957) at Sacred Heart hospital. Her husband, and her children Miss Cathryn Schultz and Ted and other kin have stood close by these last few months. Her last rites will be from the Community Congregational church. Magnolia Rebekah lodge will give their ritualistic last rites at the church instead of at the cemetery. (Citizen-29 Nov 1957)

Schultz, Minnie Romple (Mrs. John)

Mrs. John Schultz passed away at her farm home 19 miles west of Harrington, Jan 4, 1935 following an illness of pneumonia influenza. Minnie Romple was born in Spokane, Feb 1, 1895, and in early childhood moved with her family to Odessa. She was married to John Schultz, son of Christ Schultz, in 1916 and to this union were born four children. Funeral services were conducted from the Community church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Schultz are her widower, 3 daughters, Lenora, Ruth and Donna Mae, and one son, Melvin; parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Romple, Odessa; 3 sisters, Hilda, Mrs. Martha Hemple, and Miss Helen Romple; one brother, Dan Romple. (Citizen-11 Jan 1935)

Schultz, Sam

Funeral services for Sam Schultz were held Monday at the Community Church with Rev M. Fenner officiating. Mr. Schultz was born at Odessa, WA in 1905 and passed away at his home in Harrington on Oct 30, 1969. He is survived by one son, Theodore Schultz of Olympia; one daughter, Mrs Earl Wham (Cathryn) of Spokane; 3 sisters, Mrs. L. E. (Mary) Samuelson at the home; Mrs. Emil (Lydia) Flath, Wenatchee; Mrs. Catherine Bibioff, Seattle; 7 brothers, Herman of Milton-Freewater, OR; John of Grandview; Carl of Davenport; Dan of Phoenix, AZ; Adolph, Albert, and Delmar of Harrington; 3 grandchildren, Debra, Dyan and David Schultz of Olympia. He was a member of the Bluestem Grange and the Davenport Odd Fellows Lodge. Mrs. Dean Armstrong was organist and Greg Knapp was soloist. Pall bearers were Ed Mecklenburg, Olin James, Jim Kinzel, Howard Hose, Sam Kubota, Walt Tanke and Harold Dibble. (Dav Times-Nov 6, 1969)  

Schwartz (see Swartz) (item typed as found, two spellings used)

Scott, Adelia (Bassett)

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Adelia Bassett Scott. Mrs. Scott, 78, died Tuesday (July 30, 1974)  in Spokane. Survivors include a sister, Florence Bassett and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Scott retired to Spokane after a 34 year association with the Citizen. Mrs. Scott graduated from Harrington HS in 1915. (Citizen-1 Aug 1974)(Edit: Adelia was the daughter of Herman Sherman Bassett and Nettie Judd. She married Clarence Almon Scott, son of Rev E. C. Scott, on Thanksgiving Day, 1919. Citizen-5 Dec 1919)

Scott, Andrew Jackson

The funeral of A. J. Scott, who died Monday at the Soldier’s Home in Orting, was held yesterday morning in the Baptist church here, the Rev R. G. Milton officiating. Grandpa Scott was in the best of health but slipped away quietly. He was 95 years, 7 months and 2 days old. He was born in New Jersey and in the past 95 years has pioneered clear across the US and finally died near salt water on the western shores of our country. In 1852 he moved to MI and 3 years later married Harriet Sanford. They took their wedding trip on the first passenger train out of Detroit, 70 years ago. Five children were born to them, 4 of whom survive. They are: E. C. Scott, Clarkston; S. E. Scott, Harrington; E. A. Scott, Vera; and Mrs. Wm Leonard of Coeur d’Alene. Deceased homesteaded 5 miles northeast of Harrington in 1885. He was a veteran of the Civil War and the members of the American Legion attended the funeral and conducted the services at the grave. The old soldier was placed beside his wife who preceded him in death 23 years ago; three volleys were fired over his grave and taps were sounded. (Citizen-5 June 1925)

Scott, Sgt Charles Spurgeon

The funeral of Sgt Charles Scott, who died last week in Detroit, MI, of influenza, was held in Harrington Monday afternoon. The body had been shipped home in charge of Corporal Smith. Brief services were held at the cemetery. As the deceased was a soldier he was paid due military honors by the Harrington Home Guard. Three volleys were fired over the casket which was draped in the folds of the American flag. (Citizen-Nov 1, 1918) (Edit: Chas S. Scott was born in 1892 in Harrington to E. C. and Lettie A. (Smith) Scott.)

Scott, Clara (Matherly) (Mrs. Herbert)

The funeral of Mrs. Herbert Scott, 50, who died Friday of cancer and tuberculosis at Soap Lake Friday following a long illness, was held Sunday at the Presbyterian Church in Harrington, the Rev Killian, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Davenport officiating. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery, the body being in charge by J. E. Turner. Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband, a nine year old son, Clare; two married daughters, Mrs. George McDonald of Hamilton, Ontario; and Mrs. Tobias Larson of Alberta; her mother, Mrs. J. W. Matherly of Bluestem, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. R. R. Miller of Harrington and Mrs. J. B. Phillips of Davenport, WA; and 3 brothers, Hess and Bert Matherly……(Citizen June 20, 1924)

Scott, Coral May (12 dy), d/o S. E. & M.

Scott, (Rev) Edwin Clarence

Edwin Clarence Scott was born in Oakland Co, MI, Sept 11, 1856. His boyhood days were spent in this state, coming west with his brother Steve in 1882. The first summer was spent in Dayton, but in the fall the brothers located in Lord’s Valley, Lincoln Co, WA, where the homestead was established. He was married to Lettie A. Smith, Apr 29, 1891. Four sons blessed this union: Charles, Clarence, William and David. Charles gave his life in his country’s service, but the others survive him. He leaves also his widow, his brothers, Steve E. Scott, Harrington; Bert Scott, Veradale, WA; and his sister, Mrs. Wm Leonard, Coeur d’Alene, ID. The real spiritual impulse of his life came to him at his conversion on Nov 2, 1894. He was ordained in the First Baptist church of Spangle, WA on July 6, 1899… The funeral was held Oct 16 in the Harrington Congregational church. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery where rest the remains of his father, mother and son. (Citizen-23 Oct 1931)

Scott, Harriet A. (Sanford) –1903

Died, on Tuesday morning, March 19, 1903, Mrs. A. J. Scott, of Lord’s Valley; aged 70 years. (LCT-24 March 1903)

Scott, infants of C.,A.

A little curly auburn-haired baby boy was born Monday to Mr. & Mrs. Clarence A. Scott. The little lad lived but an hour and fifty minutes, death being due to premature birth, it being but a seven months’ baby. It was buried in the Harrington cemetery Tuesday at 10 AM, the Rev John M. Thomson holding a short service at the grave. (D.Times-7 Dec 1923)

Scott, infant, dau of S. E. 1901

Scott, Lettie Anna Smith (see Bliss)

Scott, Margrethe

A memorial service for Margrethe Scott, 77, took place Tuesday, Sept 19, at the Harrington United Methodist church, following burial at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Scott died Sept 21, 2000 in Davenport after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born Feb 24, 1923, to Hans and Erikka (Jurgensen) Boe in Oppdal, Norway, she graduated from high school there. She survived the Nazi occupation of her country during WW II. After the war, she attended Oxford University in England for a year. She came to the US in the early 1960’s and began a nursing career in MN. She met Steven Scott in Seattle and they were married Oct 7, 1965 in Seattle. The couple moved to Harrington and settled on a ranch northeast of town. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ingebrigt Boe. Besides her husband, she leaves a sister-in-law Marit Boe,  a niece, Eli, and 3 nephews, Hans, Erik and Ivar Boe, all of Norway.  (DT)

Scott, Minnie C. (Adams) (Mrs. S. E.)

Minnie C Adams was born in Greenville, MI, Apr 9, 1860 and departed this life in Spokane, Nov 28, 1929. She came to WA from MI, arriving at the town of Sprague, Sept 10, 1884, and upon that date she was married to Stephen E Scott. To this union were born 7 children. One, Coral May, died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, Frank of Harrington and Walter L of California; 4 daughters, Mrs. Donald Lee of Spokane; Mrs. John Burleigh of Seattle; Mrs. A. H. Teel and Mrs. Ralph Young of Harrington, and 17 grandchildren… Mrs. Scott was converted in her early girlhood and soon after her conversion joined the Free Methodist church. She was a member of the Evangelical church for a time after coming to WA. When the opportunity afforded itself she again placed her membership in the Free Methodist church. The funeral services were held at the Community Congregational church with interment in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-6 Dec 1929)

Scott, Minnie J (Kent) (Mrs. S. E.)

Mrs. S. E. Scott, 64, was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday while she was caring for the flowers in her yard. Surviving her are her widower at home, 3 sons, Ray H., Earl, and Homer Mohney, and 6 grandchildren , all of Spokane. Minnie J. Kent was born in Massachusetts, May 2, 1871 and spent her early years in that state and PA. In 1888 she was married to R. R. Mohney and to this union were born 3 sons. She was a member of the Free Methodist church in PA. R. R. Mohney died in 1927. On Aug 28, 1931 Mrs. Mohney left her friends in Spokane to become the bride of S. E. Scott and cheer his lonely hours, as well as hers, as they faced the sunset of life together. Funeral services were conducted at the Evangelical church August 8. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-9 Aug 1935)

Scott, Stephen E.

Life’s journey came to a peaceful close for S. E. Scott on Monday morning (July 10, 1944). Stephen E. Scott was born July 12, 1858 in Greenville, MI. He came west in company with his brother, the late Rev E. C. Scott. These young pioneers came by Union Pacific railway to San Francisco, thence by boat to Portland. Stopping at Dayton they put in harvest there, bought a wagon and team and came overland to Lincoln County where they homesteaded land in Lord’s Valley. In 1884 Miss Minnie Adams came west from MI to Sprague where she became Mr. Scott’s bride. Seven children were born to them, one of whom died in infancy. In 1915 they moved to town. Mrs. Scott died in 1929. Steve joined the Free Methodist church. In July 1936, Mr. Scott married Mrs. Stayt, widow of Rev E. H. Stayt, who had served the Free Methodist pastorate for a number of years at Harrington.  Surviving Mr. Scott are his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. Don Lee (Eudora), Mrs. Alfred Teel (Gertrude), Mrs. Ralph Young (Fredia) and Mrs. John Burleigh (Mary); 2 sons, Frank Scott and Walter Scott; a brother, A. E. (Bert) Scott; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Nellie Tooley. (Citizen-14 July 1944)

Scott, Steve (Blk 7 Lot 33)

“Stephen ‘Steve’ Scott.—Passed away Jan 31, 2003 in Spokane, WA; his home Harrington, WA. He is survived by one brother, Charles (and Marilyn) Scott of Wenatchee, WA; and one sister, Edith Holmes of Oroville, WA. Eleven nieces and nephews: Greg Scott, Wilbur Scott, John Kogle, Paul Scott, Tom Anderson, Margaret Kogle, Crystal Anderson, Harris, Erik, Ivar Boe, Eli Sather. Preceded in death by his wife, Margrethe, in 2000 and one brother, Arthur Scott and two sisters, Katherine Kogle and Frances Anderson. Member of the Harrington United Methodist Church and the WAWG, graduate of Harrington High School and Seattle Pacific University. WW II Army Air Corp Veteran, and an avid bowler. Interment Services, Friday, Feb 7, 2003 at 12 Noon at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA followed by Memorial Services at 1 p.m. at the Harrington United Methodist Church, Harrington, WA. Pastors Barbara Caviezel and Herb Parish, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: Feb 1, 2003)

Scovel, Celsus P., --- d. 5-06-1982

Scovel, Luella A. ,--- d. 7-26-1994

Luella A. Scovel. Private family service was held recently in Fairbanks, Alaska, for former Harrington resident Luella A. Scovel, 88, who died July 26, 1994. A final graveside service is scheduled for Aug 15, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. She was born June 23, 1906 in Irma, WI, to John and Dora Bullock, the youngest of 8 children. Her father’s preaching ministry carried the family throughout WI, NE, and CO, where they finally settled in Boulder. She married Celsus P. “Pete” Scovel and together they raised 2 daughters and 2 sons. At age 50, Mrs. Scovel began a civil service career at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, CO.  After her retirement in 1976, she and her husband moved to WA and resided for several years in Harrington. Mr. Scovel died there in 1982. After that Mrs. Scovel moved to Fairbanks to be near her daughters. She is survived by one son, Raleigh D Scovel, two daughters, Ruth C. Jacobs and Theodora F. Hannum. (Quoted)


Sewall, Carol Uhrich

Removed from Odessa Cemetery in September 2013 to Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery. (d. 6-30-1997; b. 9-13-1928; TS; dc) “Carol Dean Sewall. Died: 6-30-1997. Birth: 9-13-1928, Odessa, WA. Spouse: Robert Sewall. Father: Henry Uhrich. Mother: Elsie Edwina Kuest. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Carol (Uhrich) Sewall died on June 30, 1997, in Davenport. She was 68 years old. She was a native of Odessa and had been a resident of Harrington for more than 40 years. She was born Sept 13, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Kuest) Uhrich. She grew up and attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1946. She later moved to Harrington where she ran a beauty salon for several years. While in Harrington, she met Robert Sewall. They were married on Apr 29, 1949, in Odessa. The two continued to live in Harrington where they owned and operated Sewall Excavating. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Eagles Lodge Aries #2, of Spokane, a 20-year member of the election board in Harrington and bookkeeper for Sewall Excavating for more than 40 years. She was an avid bridge player. She is survived by her husband, Robert Sewall, at the home; three daughters, Ilona Wiley and her husband Larry, of Spokane; Heidi Sewall and her husband Bruce Kelley of Redmond, WA, and Amy Philadelphia and her husband Michael, of Reston, VA; two grandchildren, Fiona Kelly and Allayna Philadelphia; two sisters, Rita Voise and Sharen Pfeifer, both of Odessa,
and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family services have been held.Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-July 10,1997)


Sewall, Jacque

  “Jacque Sewall died April 13, 2011, in Davenport at the age of 74. Her home was Harrington.  She was born March 28, 1937, in Fargo , N.D. to Golda Frederick. She married Edward Sewall in Coeur d 'Alene, Idaho on January 29, 1954.  She is survived by her husband, Edward, at the home. She is also survived by her children: Tim and Cindy Sewall of Lincoln , Wash. , Kathy and Mike Hoob of Harrington and Kelley and Eric Timm of Harrington; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, Dean Graves, of Portland , Ore. , as well as nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Sewall.  Jacqueline was a member of the Seven Bays Community Church and also attended the Harrington Community Church . She was a member of the Harrington Golf & Country Club and Harrington Float Committee. She enjoyed music and played several instruments, including the mandolin, piano, and upright piano. She was a very talented musician and played with a professional band. She especially loved Bluegrass and Country & Western music. She enjoyed traveling and playing music with other groups, and spending time with friends and family.  A memorial service will be held Friday, April 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Harrington Community Church .  Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the family.”  ( Odessa Record:  4-21-2011; Burial in Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery ) 

Seik, Clarence --- see Siek

Senter, Ruth (Baker) ---

Ruth Margaret Senter.—Her home, Cheney, WA. Mother of Mrs. Eugenia Neumann, at the home; Mrs. Aileen Palmen, Sandpoint; Mrs. Montie Pierce, Seattle; Howard Baker, Yakima; Clifford Baker, CA; Robert Baker, VA; Richard Baker, CA; sister of Mrs. Laura Cranford, CA; Mrs. Dianne Fisher, CA; Mrs. Ella Nora Key, CA. Graveside services Apr 11, Harrington Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Severson, Elmer (male stillborn)

(Lincoln Co Health Birth-Death: Dated 23 Jan 1930, Stillborn male, infant of George C. Severson and Nettie Cottrell. Burial was in Hillcrest.)

Severson, Frank Hazen

Frank H. Severson—Entered into rest Feb 7, 1986 in Spokane. His home Spokane. Survived by three brothers, George, Norman and Amos. Past member of the American Legion. (Spokesman Review)

Severson, George Classen    1-21-1973

(Lincoln Co Health:  Born Dec 19, 1902 in Wyoming; father was Leroy Severson and the mother was Hariette Miller. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.)

Severson, Nettie E.

Nettie Evangeline Severson—Passed away July 25, 1984; her home, Spokane. Mother of George C., Frank H. and Norman B. Severson, all of Spokane; Grant S. Severson, Maple Valley, WA; and Amos J. Severson, Portland, OR; sister of Edith Carlson. An 11 year resident of Spokane, a 46 year resident of Harrington. Burial Harrington, WA, Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Severson, Rodrow

(One of three infants buried by George Severson in Hillcrest Cemetery. No local documentation found, except the burial. Family supplies the following: Rodrow Severson was stillborn on Feb 9, 1931 in Harrington to George and Nettie Severson. Rodrow was one of nine sons born to them, four failing to thrive. Edgel was born Aug 1, 1925 in Roblin, Manitoba, Canada and died the following day with burial there.)

Severson, Thomas

Born:  To Mr. & Mrs. George Severson, Wednesday, May 25, 1932, a son. The little one was named Thomas, but only lived nine hours, it being a premature birth. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery Thursday afternoon. (Citizen-27 May 1932) (Lincoln Co Health Death Cert: Infant was born May 25, 1932 and died May 26, 1932; the father was George C Severson and the mother was Nettie E. Cothell/Cottrell. The infant was born in Harrington and buried in Hillcrest.)

Sewall, Debra Lea (Mattox)

Service for Debra (Mattox) Sewall is planned for July 2 at Harrington Congregational church with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Strate Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs. Sewall died June 27, 1996 in Spokane. She was born in Grangeville, ID (July 29, 1957), and graduated from Reardan HS. In 1977 she married Tim Sewall in Spokane. She is survived by her husband; a son Jeremy Sewall; a daughter, Samantha Sewall; her parents, John and Ester Mattox; 2 brothers, Gary and Steve Mattox; and a sister, JoAnne Krupke. (Spokesman Review)

Sewall, Jacqueline A.              Niche #13

“Jacqueline A ‘Jacque’, Age 74.—Passed away on April 13, 2011 in Davenport, WA. Her home was Harrington, WA. She is survived by her husband, Edward, at the home. She is also survived by her children: Tim and Cindy Sewall of Lincoln, WA; Kelley and Eric Timm and Kathy and Mike Hoob, all of Harrington, WA; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Graves of Portland, OR; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Golda Frederick and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Sewall. Jacque grew up in Kootnei, Idaho. She moved to Odessa where she met her husband Ed, of 57 years. They married in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Ed and Jacque moved into Harrington where they lived until Ed retired. They bought a home at 7 Bays, WA where Jacque attended the 7 Bays Community Church. They began traveling in their 5th Wheel full time, meeting many dear friends at bluegrass festivals. The last three years were spent back in Harrington. Jacque loved spending time with her family and friends. Jacqueline was a member of the 7 Bays Community Church and also attended the Harrington Community Church. She was a member of the Harrington Golf & Country Club and Harrington Float Committee. She was a talented musician and played numerous instruments including organ, piano, accordion, mandolin; her favorite being the upright bass, at the many Bluegrass festivals Ed and Jacque attended all over the Pacific Northwest in Spring and Summer and going South in winters for 15 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Harrington Community Church, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review)

Shaw, Abram

Mr. Shaw had been in good health until two weeks ago when he was rushed to Sacred Heart hospital, until his passing, Thursday of last week (Oct 19, 1939). Abram Shaw was born in Exeter, Ontario, on July 4, 1871. His family moved to MI with him, and in early youth he came to WA. Pioneering in this region, he was employed in 1894 on the Great Northern. Later he became a farmer on the land near Bluestem. On Dec 22, 1895 he married Charlotte R. Long of Moscow and to this union 3 sons were born (Everett, Vernon and Virgil). He joined the Evangelical church in 1908. Surviving him include his widow and 3 sons; 3 brothers (Albert, David and William; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Irene Henning and Mrs. Myrtle Shields. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-27 Oct 1939)                                 Abraham Shaw, age 68, a pioneer of Bluestem, died last Thursday at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane.  He had been seriously ill only for about two weeks before his death, but his condition had been critical for the last few days of his life.  Members of his famly were at his bed-side when he passed away.  Mr. Shaw was born in Exeter, Ontario, July 4, 1871.  Later his family moved to Michigan.  In his early youth he came to Washington  and became one of the pioneers in this locality.  He was first employed on the building of the Great Northern railway.  In 1894 he took up farming and settled near Bluestem which was also called Moscow, where he spent the remainder of his life.  On December 22, 1895, he was united in marriage to Charlotte R. Long of Moscow, and to this union were born three sons: Everett, now of Edwall, Vernon of Lincoln, and Virgil, of Bluestem.  He joined the Evangelical church at Harrington in the spring of 1908 and continued a faithful church member during his life.  Surviving relatives include his widow, three sons, Everett, Vernon and Virgil, three grandchildren, Dolores, Marian and Joe; three brothers, Albert and David of Detroit, Michigan and William of Spokane; and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Henning of Missoula, Montana and Mrs. Myrtle Shields of Detroit, Michigan.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Evangelical church, Harrington with Rev. F. Marion Knoll officiating.  Mrs. Fred Yarwood and Mrs. Ernest Cronrath sang " Rock of Ages," "Abide With Me," and "Some Sweet Day."  Mrs. J. W. Lamparter accompanied at the piano.  Pallbearers were: Clyde Warwick, Denny Warwick and Fred F. Morse, Bluestem, A. J. Ohland, Charles B. Phillips, Harrington and Harry Livingston, of Davenport. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery.     (Davenport Times-Tribune, Oct 26, 1939) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.

Shaw, Charlotte R. (Long) “Lottie”

Mrs. Lottie Shaw died at Sacred Heart hospital, Jan 2, 1949, following a short illness. She underwent an operation for strangulated hernia. Uremic poisoning caused her death. Born Nov 24, 1873 in Arkansas, Charlotte Rebecca Long came west with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. George Long when she was 9 years. The trip was made by covered wagon. Two wagons, each drawn by two horses, with Mr. & Mrs. Long and their 5 children and Mrs. Long’s sister, Rebecca Phillips, left Arkansas in the spring and 6 months later reached their destination near the former Yadon place, then called Battle creek, where Rev Marion Long, brother of George, lived. The party had a several week lay over at Soda Springs, ID when Mr. Long became seriously ill. In the spring they moved to the farm now operated by Mason Long. On Dec 22, 1895 Lottie Long married Abe Shaw and in 1897 they moved to the farm that is still operated by the Shaws. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Evangelical church. In 1939 Mr. Shaw died and soon Mrs. Shaw moved to town. Mrs. Shaw is survived by her two sons, Everett and Virgil. A son Vernon passed away several years ago. Other survivors include her sister, Mrs. Belle Talkington and brother, Mason Long. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-7 Jan 1949)

Shaw, David Leslie

David Leslie Shaw was born in Toronto, Canada, Jan 22, 1846, died at his son’s home at Bluestem, WA, April 21, 1932, aged 86 years 3 months. He was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Davis of London, Canada who preceded him to the other shore many years ago. To this union there were 8 children, six of whom are still living: James A.; David N.; William C.; Mrs. George Guy Shields; and Abe Shaw. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. The cause of death was given as exhaustion from influenza. (Citizen-29 Apr 1932)

Shaw, Elwin Joe, ---8-18-1971; 

“Elwin Joe Shaw, 43.—Of Seattle. Beloved husband of Donna, father of John, Mark and Vicki Shaw, Seattle; son of Mrs Beulah Baxter, Seattle; brother of Mrs Marian McElrea, Burien. Born in Spokane. Came to Seattle 33 years ago. Had worked as a lineman for Seattle City Light for 19 years. Services Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Columbia Funeral Home, Seattle. Graveside services Friday, 2 p.m., Harrington Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 8-20-1971)

“Elwin Joe Shaw. Born Feb 25, 1928 in Spokane, WA. Died Aug 18, 1971 in Seattle, WA. Buried: Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA.  Married: Evangeline Ruth Wallace, which ended in divorce. Surviving Elwin Joe Shaw was his son Mark Everett Shaw. Joe served in the Washington National Guard during the Korean War, Battery B, 770th AAA GUN BN. Sergeant E-5 in the National Guard/US Army.” (submitted by family)

  Shaw, Everett C.,

Everett Shaw was born to Abe and Charlotte Shaw Oct 24, 1896 at Harrington. He attended the Bluestem grade school, and helped on the Shaw farm. In 1918 he joined the Navy. During his tour of duty, which was on the battleship Texas, he went through the Panama Canal and visited several South American countries. Upon his discharge he returned home and in 1921 he married Beulah Johnson. Two children were born to them, Joe and Marian. The marriage was dissolved in 1938. Everett worked for the Great Northern Railroad as telegrapher, and tie cutter during the depression years. He joined the Spokane fire department in 1942, but resigned in 1945 to make his home with his mother at Harrington and help care for her. After her death, he continued to live here. He passed away Dec 10, 1957 at Deaconess following a stroke. American Legion Post 95, of which Everett was a member, conducted the graveside services. (Citizen-20 Dec 1957)

Shaw, Vernon A. “Bun”

Reports came to town Thursday of the death of Vernon “Bun” Shaw at his home in Lincoln, WA, at 5:30 that morning (Dec 12, 1940). His mother, Mrs. Abe Shaw of Bluestem, and Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Shaw drove to Lincoln and returned to Bluestem bringing Mrs. Vernon Shaw (Margaret Bartley) home with them. M. Shaw was ill with pneumonia about a week. Funeral services will be Saturday from the Evangelical church. (Citizen-13 Dec 1940)

Shaw, Virginia G.,  d. 11-25-1923, 3 days

Harrington, Wash., Nov 27.---Virginia Gladys Shaw, the 3-day-old baby girl of Mr. & Mrs. Virgil G. Shaw of Bluestem, who died Nov 25, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery. (Scrapbook item-undated)

Sheldon, Edwin 

Edwin Sheldon, familiar figure in the community for 30 years, died March 7, 1950 at Sacred Heart hospital of a heart ailment and other complications. Born Jan 27, 1869, in St Paul, MN, he came to Spokane in 1899 where he was a landscape gardener. During his past two years he lived at the Smith Cabins. His only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Laura Doyle in St Paul. Ed made many staunch friends, among them is C. V. Johnson.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-17 March 1950)

Shelton, Oatie Blanch

Oatie Blanch, nine year old, eldest of three children of Mr. & Mrs. William Shelton, was burned to death Monday morning when her clothing was fired from the kitchen stove over which she was cooking breakfast. Mr. Shelton had gone to care for his team and the mother was sick and confined to her bed. The little girl was cooking breakfast and leaned over the stove when her clothing took fire and she ran to the mother’s room screaming and enveloped in flames. The mother was severely burned about the hands, but the child had been so badly burned that death resulted immediately. The funeral was conducted from the Baptist church. Mr. Shelton has been a resident of Harrington for the past five years and was a member of the Knights of Pythias. (Citizen-13 Feb 1914)

Sherrill, Elizabeth M. (Smithline)

Last rites for Mrs. W. E. Sherrill will be held Thursday from the EUB church. An obituary will be published later. (Citizen-11 Aug 1960) (No obituary found over the next month. Elizabeth M. Smithline died August 6, 1960.)

Sherrill, Wesley E.

W. E. Sherrill passed away at his home Monday morning following an illness of several months. Stricken ill last summer, he was hospitalized in Spokane from June 20 to Sept 30. The past few weeks he received care at home, and recuperated nicely until he became worse last weekend. The Sherrill daughter, Mrs. H. A. Morris (Fern) came from CA in the summer to help care for her father. Born July 25, 1871 near Bedford, IN, Wesley Everett Sherrill was reared and educated there. He became a contractor and draftsman which profession he followed. He married Elizabeth M. Smithline at Hood River, OR on Oct 10, 1900.  They lived at Hood River, Vancouver (WA), Puyallup, and Los Angeles and came to Harrington in 1932 for a short time. They returned here in 1934 where they continued to make their home. Mr. Sherrill was a member of the Evangelical Church. His widow survives him at the home; also, 2 daughters, Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Inez Young; 3 grandsons, Pfc Maynard Young, Dana Young and Alison Morris; a sister, Ida Nithammer of CA; half-brother, A. J. Sherrill, Portland; and half-sister, Dr Edna Eames in CA. Funeral services will be held Dec 28 from the Evangelical Church, Rev Chamberlain officiating, and Bumgarners Funeral Home will direct the services… Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-28 Dec 1951)

Sherwood, 3rd grave in old book

Sherwood, Lillian Marian

The little babe of Mr. & Mrs. Sherwood, north of Harrington, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Monday.  Rev J. J. Payseur conducted the funeral services at the home at 9:30, and a large company of friends and neighbors were present. The little babe was only sick with cholera infantum about 24 hours. It will be remembered that Mr. & Mrs. Sherwood lost their little son, eight years old, some two months ago.  The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.  (Sept 25, 1908-Citizen)  

Sherwood, Mona Mae (d/o Chas)        

The little daughter, three years of age, of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sherwood died of meningitis of the brain, Saturday of last week, and was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery Sunday. Rev J. J. Payseur of the Baptist church preached the sermon and undertaker J. E. Turner conducted the funeral. The sympathy of their many friends goes out to Mr. & Mrs. Sherwood in their hour of sorrow. Three other children, sick with the same disease, are recovering. (Citizen-July 10, 1908))

Shick, LeRoy see Stuck

Shields, Lydia (Ludy)

Mrs. Z. W. Shields, of Harrington, died suddenly last Monday, about midnight, of heart failure. She had been ill with asthma for several days, the ailment finally developing heart trouble. A little after eleven o’clock Monday night she suffered an acute attack, from which she did not rally, and a little before midnight passed away. Deceased was 44 years old, and one of the pioneer women of the county. She leaves five children—four sons and a daughter—a father, mother, sister and brother to mourn her demise. Her husband died several years ago after a long illness. Her father, Adam Ludy, is at present in Phoenix, Arizona, where he went to spend the winter for his health; her mother was living with her on a farm near Harrington. Her oldest son, D. D. Shields, a school teacher, had been attending the Ellensburg Normal school all winter and had arrived in Davenport Tuesday morning on his return home when he was apprised of what had happened. The Shields family were among the early settlers of Lincoln County, taking up a farm near Harrington in the early 1880’s. Deceased was a woman of literary tastes and possessed considerable ability as a writer. The Times has published several articles from her pen, written upon various subjects over the nom de plume of “Valeta.”  She was in the prime of life and apparently a woman of robust constitution, who might have expected a long lease of life, and her sudden death is a sad blow to the family and friends. The funeral took place at Harrington Wednesday, the services being conducted by Rev T. H. Fertig, of this place. (LCT-18 Feb 1898)

Shields, R. Curren

R. Curren Shields, 30 years of age, who died of consumption at Davenport, was buried in the Harrington cemetery last Sunday, the services being held from the Evangelical church, Rev J. F. Weller officiating. Deceased was raised by his uncle, R. N. Shields of Davenport, and attended the Harrington schools until 15 years old. (Citizen-30 April 1915) (Edit: R. Curren Shields was the son of Zach Shields and Lydia Ludy Shields, and the grandson of Amanda Ludy.)

Shaw, Elwin Joe ---8-__-1971

“Elwin Joe Shaw, 43.—Of Seattle. Beloved husband of Donna, father of John, Mark and Vicki Shaw, Seattle; son of Mrs. Beulah Baxter, Seattle; brother of Mrs. Marian McElrea, Burien. Born in Spokane. Came to Seattle 33 years ago. Had worked as a lineman for Seattle City Light for 19 years. Services Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Columbia Funeral Home, Seattle. Graveside services Friday, 2 p.m., Harrington Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 8-20-1971)

Showalter, Isaac (see N.B.)

Showalter, Nellie

The funeral of Mrs. Nellie Showalter, 68, who died in Spokane at the Deaconess Hospital last Monday of heart trouble, was held at the Methodist Church in Davenport Wed. afternoon, the Rev Mr. VanWinkle, of Spokane, officiating. Following the service the body was brought to the Harrington Cemetery where it was laid to rest beside the body of her husband who was buried there some years ago. Mrs. Showalter was born in Iowa and when a small child moved with her parents to Nebraska. She taught school in Nebraska and also a few terms in this county after the folks moved here in 1890, when they settled in Davenport. In 1893 she married and is the mother of one child, a daughter, who survives her. Her husband died at Downs in 1916 and since that time she has made her home at Davenport until two years ago when she moved to Spokane. She is survived by her daughter, one sister, Mrs. Stella Carson of Freewater, OR; and 3 brothers, W. T. Burge, The Dalles, OR; J. H. Burge, Harrington; and F. S. Burge of Downs. (Citizen-June 18, 1926)

Showalter, N. B. (?Isaac)

Mr. N. B. Showalter, son-in-law of R. A. Burge of this place, died at his home on the Petree ranch, in Lord’s Valley, Wednesday morning of last week. Death, says the Harrington Citizen, was the result of a stroke of paralysis received last December, from which he never fully recovered. Deceased was just past 50 years of age, a hard working, conscientious farmer who believed the Golden Rule good to live by, and one who had acquired considerable property, owning a half section near Davenport at the time of his death, and his wife owned a quarter adjoining Downs, where they made their home this spring. A wife and one daughter was all the family he had. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery yesterday morning, services being conducted by Rev I E Moore. (LCT-Apr 20, 1906) (The obituary headed N B Showalter corresponds with the date of the tombstone of Isaac Showalter, husband of Nellie.)  

Siek, Clarence “Dutch”,  d. 7-10-1966

buried 7-10-66. “Clarence Siek (Dutch) passed away Sunday, July 10, at the Odessa Nursing Home, after several months of poor health, and illness.  ‘Dutch’, as he was called by his friends, was born August 27, 1885 in Hohn, Germany. He came alone to America in 1906, residing for a time in New York, the Dakotas and California. He came to the Harrington district in 1912 and bought land near Downs which he farmed.  He was involved in an accident on a combine in 1930 resulting in a serious injury to his leg and was hospitalized 18 months. Following this he sold his place and outfit to William Tanke, and worked for many farmers in this area. In 1944 he was employed at the school as custodian, working there five years. In 1959 he was employed by the town as caretaker at Hillcrest and St Francis cemeteries. He discontinued that work because of his health.  The past few years his condition worsened and he stayed at his home most of the time. His close neighbors, the DeWane Buddriuses, kept in touch with him, and included him in their holiday family gatherings. He was fond of children, and especially fond of the Buddrius children. He was hospitalized in late June and early July for two weeks at the Odessa Memorial hospital, and following that was in the adjacent nursing home when he passed away.  Last rites were held Wednesday, July 13 from the Community Congregational church, under direction of Strate Funeral Home. Rev Willard B Hall officiated. Among Mr. Hall’s comments, he described Dutch as a quiet person who faced life without complaint. ‘Those who knew him admired him for his qualities of kindness and consideration, and his love of little children’.  Mrs. Dean Armstrong was organist at the rites. Gordon Larson sang ‘Beyond the Sunset’ and ‘In the Garden’. Pallbearers were Ervin Oestreich, W. J. Kerr, Walter Tanke, Paul Beck, Walter Larson and Buriage Armstrong. Cremation followed the services and the ashes will be interred in Hillcrest Cemetery.” (Citizen: 7-28-1966)

Sigglekow, Amelia C. Lamp, d. 9-18-1952

Sigglekow, Ernest

Ernest Sigglekow, 86, Harrington, who attempted suicide last week with a small caliber revolver, died at his home Monday. Shock was blamed, more than the glancing wound on his head. Mr. Sigglekow was born in Germany, coming to WI in his youth. In 1881 he married Louis Lamp and in 1905 they moved to Harrington. Mrs. Sigglekow died Feb 22, 1935 and Mr. Sigglekow, in poor health many years, was made despondent by grief. Funeral services were held Wednesday. (Odessa Record-3 May 1935)

Sigglekow, Louise (Lamp)

Mrs. Ernest Sigglekow died at her home in Harrington, Friday, Feb 22, 1935, the immediate cause being broncho-pneumonia following a case of influenza. Services were held at the Turner chapel on Sunday… Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Louise (Lamp) Sigglekow was born in Madison, WI, March 28, 1857, and was united in marriage to Ernest Sigglekow in Jan 1881. One daughter, Grace, was born to this union, and died at the age of 17 years, while her parents were residents of Barron, WI. Several years after their marriage they moved to South Dakota where they homesteaded, later returning to WI. It was while residing in Hudson, WI that Mrs. Sigglekow was baptized and united with the Baptist church. In 1905 they came to WA, locating near Harrington where they have resided these past 30 years. Deceased leaves besides her widower, 3 brothers, Ernest, Edward and William Lamp; 2 sisters, Mrs. Randolf Drake of Plankenton, SD, and Mrs. Amelia Sigglekow of Pasco, WA. (Citizen-1 March 1935)

Sirginson, Ida Elva (Whitaker)

Mrs. Ida E. Sirginson of Sprague was buried in the Harrington Cemetery last Monday, having died at her home Thursday of last week (17th) from heart failure, brought on by an attack of the measles. Mrs. Sirginson was well known in this vicinity, having come here from Nevada, with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Whitaker, in 1880, and lived here until her marriage with William Burgess Sirginson in Nov 1895. Her last visit to Harrington was in January of this year when she came to attend her father’s funeral. She leaves her husband and two children, Floyd, age 9, and Ella, age 6. Father Van de Ven of Sprague officiated at the funeral and burial services. (Citizen-25 March 1904) (Wm B. Sirginson was a brother to John Morris Sirginson, and the error in the obit of Jennie is added here to avoid possible confusion. Further, Wm B. Sirginson was temporarily buried in Maccabee in Sprague however he appears to remain there, having died in Jan 30, 1905.)

"Mrs. Ida E. Sirginson, wife of W. B. Sirginson, who died last Friday morning, was 28 years, 10 months and 1`2 days of age.  For several years she had been in poor health and the direct cause of her death was paralysis of the heart.  Funeral servicre were held in the Catholic church Monday morning and the remains were taken to the Harrington cemetery for burial.  Other services were held at the grave side.  Mrs. Sirginson was a kind, loving and patient woman.  Nearly all her life had been spent in this county and she was loved and is now mourned by many.  She leaves a husband and two small children in her own family.  She was a sister of Mrs. E. E. Harper and Miss Luella Whitaker." Sprague Times Mar 25, 1904. Submitted by Patt Sirginson, relative, in Feb 2007.

Sirginson, Waldo Wayne, d.0-01-1896

Sirginson, Wayne, (no dates, s/o William)

Sivara, John

John Sivara—Entered into rest July 19, 1991 in Spokane. Survived by his wife, June Sivara at the home; one brother, August Sivara and one sister, Della Alexander. Cremation. (Spokesman Review)

Sivara, June Dee (Hale)       2011

“June Dee (Hale) Sivara was born on June 23, 1916 in Wilson Creek and passed away peacefully on May 29, 2011 at her home in Spokane with family by her side. June was the fifth daughter born to Robert and Edna Hale. She jokingly called herself ‘my father’s last disappointment’, but everyone loved the five ‘Hale Sisters’.  June and her sisters grew up in Ione, Washington, and June graduated from Ione High School in 1933. After high school, June went to San Francisco to work for Bank of America, later moving back to Washington to attend Eastern Washington College, where she graduated as a teacher in 1947. June married the love of her life, John Sivara in 1946, and after college graduation she began teaching at Willard Elementary.  June and John never had children of their own but were the favorite aunt and uncle to their many nieces and nephews, getting into trouble with June’s oldest sister once when they provided a ‘little nip’ to two prom-goers.  June would also say she had hundreds of other ‘children’ at Willard Elementary, where she taught for 33 years—all at second grade. June will be remembered for her generous spirit, her sense of humor, her zest for life, and most especially for the extraordinary kindness she always showed to her numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and the friends she had over the years, most recently at Fairwood and Evergreen Fountains retirement communities. June was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John, and her sisters and their husbands: Roberta (Ron) Jacobson, Georgia (Ernie Ellersick, Leonard) Niemi, Aileen (Irwin) Jones, and Genevive (Howard) Hose. She is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at the Evergreen Fountains Chapel. A private burial will follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hennessey Valley Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 North Pines Road, Spokane  Valley, WA, 99206.” (Spokesman Review)

Smalley, Lillian May

Mrs. Lillian Smalley, 63 passed away Monday at a Spokane hospital following a heart attack. She is survived by her daughter E. Gladys, at the home, and a son Frank A., of Boise, ID; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ellan Harris, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Jane Lake, Wetasbuiry, Alberta. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband, Orson Jay Smalley, who passed away Mar 24, 1916. Lillian May Smalley was born Nov 4, 1871 in Beaverton, Ontario, Canada, moving to North Dakota when she was age four. At Grand Forks, ND in 1889 she was married to Mr. Smalley and they came to Harrington in 1904 which was their home for 15 years. They had been members of the Harrington Baptist church. Mr. Smalley served as town marshall for several years. Three years after Mr. Smalley’s death the family moved to Spokane. (Citizen-9 Aug 1935)

Smalley, Orson J.

Orson J. Smalley was born Dec 5, 1859 in Michigan, and departed this life at Harrington, WA March 24, 1916. He died at his home after a prolonged illness of erysipelas and diabetes. He is survived by a wife, a son and a daughter, and two brothers, A. L. and J. H. Smalley (who were here and did all in their power to lighten the burdens of the afflicted ones. Mr. Smalley is a pioneer resident of Harrington, having worked in early times with the Harrington Milling Co and later served as its peace officer for a number of years. The funeral was held Sunday, March 27, burial in Harrington Cemetery. (Citizens Mar 24 & Mar 31, 1916)

Smith, Alex

Alex Smith passed away suddenly Apr 24, 1969, at his home. Funeral services were Apr 28 at Strate Funeral Home. Cremation followed. Mr. Smith was born Feb 25, 1895 in Poland. He came to Harrington in May 1912 and has lived here since. He married Christine Olson in 1946. He is survived by his widow, two daughters and one son. (Dav. Times-1 May 1969)

Smith, Alice Mary (Austen)

Alice Mary, wife of M. D. Smith, died at her home in this city this morning, having been born at Ashville, Ohio, Feb 24, 1848. She is the mother of Mrs. R. D. Anderson, and has been a resident of the State of Washington for close to 40 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow. During her latter years, because of defective hearing, she chose to stay close to home. (Citizen-19 Nov 1915)

Smith, Christine (Olson)

Graveside services were held Nov 17, 1972 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington for Christine Smith. She died at Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport Nov 15, 1972. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Alex. (Hillcrest records show her age as 81 years, with burial in Blk 4 Lot 1.)

Smith, Elizabeth ( unconfirmed), d. 1866,d.1937

Smith, Finis

Finis E. Smith was called from earthly suffering by his Master. Finis E. Smith was born in Pineville, MO, July 16, 1874. There on May 4, 1900 he married Miss Stella Armstrong and in 1901 they came to Harrington. When Mr. Smith was 16 years old, a bullet lodged in his hip. The past few years he has been afflicted with arthritis. In June of 1938 an xray revealed that the bullet had shifted, and an operation was performed and the bullet removed. Mr. Smith’s condition was serious. About two months ago he became worse. Death came Sunday night (Oct 29, 1939). Mr. Smith joined the Baptist Church in Harrington. Surviving Mr. Smith are his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. Ollie Hughes, Mrs. Lennie Kloster, Mrs. Edna Holmes, and Mrs. Betty Hankel; 2 sons, George and Lester; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Baker and Mrs. Meda Baker; 3 brothers, Ira Smith, Sylvester Smith and Ernest Smith. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-3 Nov 1939)

Smith, John

A late report announced the death of John Smith, a harness maker of Downs. (2 Dec 1921) The funeral of John Smith of Downs was held Sunday at the Baptist church. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Rev E. C. Scott declared that the congregation at the church and grave were the largest he had ever seen where not a relative of the deceased was present. John Smith was born in Milwaukee, WI Nov 2, 1856. He came west to Spokane in 1884 and later settled on a homestead near Downs. In 1901 he moved to Downs and conducted a harness shop there for the past 20 years. He was a man of upright character. (Citizen-9-Dec-1921)

Smith, Martin D.

Martin D. Smith, father of Mrs. R. D. Anderson, died of paralysis at the hospital at the Soldiers’ Home at Retsil, March 5, 1919. He was born Oct 8, 1845. Deceased served three years as a drummer in the Civil War. He was married to Alice Mary Austin on July 12, 1873. Two children were born to this union, Lora A. and Howard M. Mr. Smith came to the west on Dec 25, 1880, taking up his home at Colfax, WA. He was prominent in politics in Whitman Co. The remains reached Harrington over the G N railway Friday and funeral services will be held under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias on Saturday. A firing squad will pay military honors to the departed who was a member of the GAR. (Citizen-7 March 1919)

Smith, Stella Mae (Armstrong)

Stella Mae Smith passed away at Lincoln Memorial Hospital on June 20, 1971. Stella Mae Armstrong was born May 13, 1884 to Mr. & Mrs. George Armstrong at Baxter Springs, KS. On May 4, 1900 she was married to Finis Smith and the couple moved to Harrington in 1901, where she made her home until 1963, when she took up residence at the Lincoln Memorial Nursing Home in Davenport. She was preceded in death by her husband Finis in 1939 and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Lennie) Kloster on June 1, 1971. She  is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ollie Hughs, Mrs. Edna Morgan and Mrs. Betty Byler; two sons, G. P. Smith and Lester Smith; one brother, Edgar Armstrong; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Leodia Richards, Mrs. Florence Defabaugh and Mrs. Fannie Hambright. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-24 June 1971)

Snider, Charles Lewis

C. L. Snider, 82, died at his home in Creston Wednesday. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct 13, and burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. His death was the result of a weakened heart. Mr. Snider’s wife, at the home, survives him, as do their children, Kenneth of Portland; Everett of Liberty Lake; Mrs. Helen Tucker, Spokane; Mrs. George Kitt, Creston; and Mrs. Royce Williams, Mohler. Charles Lewis Snider was born in Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co, Iowa, Dec 3, 1869. With his parents he moved to Red Wing, MN at the age of 19. The family later moved to Fulda, MN where Charles met and married Ella Emery, Sept 5, 1893. Mr. Snider entered the lumber business at Fulda. They moved to Mohler in 1908 where the family of six children grew up. Mr. Snider was an old-time fiddler. Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery. (Citizen-12 & 19 Oct 1951)  

Snider, Ella (Emery)

Ella Emery was born Dec 12, 1870 at Oxford, Iowa, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Emery. She was reared in Iowa, and upon completion of grade school, she took the teacher’s examination, passed well, and taught school in MN. Sept 5, 1895 she was married to Carl L Snider and the couple resided at Avile, Fulda and Avoca, MN before coming west in 1908.

(Citizen-30 Sept 1955)  

Snyder, Alice

Alice, eleven years old, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dan Snyder of Bluestem, died Tuesday evening Dec 19th, of brain fever and pneumonia, after a brief illness. The funeral services, conducted by Rev R. D. Streyffeler, were held at Bluestem Thursday and the remains were interred in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-22 Dec 1911)

Snyder, Dan M., ---d. 12-08-1934

At 6 o’clock Thursday, Dec 8, 1933, another pioneer of this region was called into the great beyond to meet his Maker, after having sojourned many happy years among his friends and neighbors of the Bluestem section. This time it was Daniel Monroe Snyder, 68 yrs 3 mos and 7 days old. Apoplexy was the cause of death, the onset taking place Dec 5. He was born in Mercer Co, PA, Aug 31, 1865. He was united in marriage with Mrs. Katherine Grinnell Staples, Oct 30, 1899. To this union there were born Alice Blanche, (deceased); Effie Elizabeth Stienman of Millwood, WA; Derwood Monroe (deceased); and an infant son, unnamed (deceased). He is survived by his widow, Bluestem, daughter, Effie, grandson Daniel James Stienman; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Weymouth of Los Angeles, CA, and Florence Conant of Portland, OR; 2 step-grandsons, Walter William and Walloa Eugene Inman of Bluestem; 2 foster sons, Walter Paul Christenson and John Donald Hink of Bluestem; two sisters, Mrs. Edward E. Stanger and Mrs. Wm Alfred Beil; 3 brothers, John Valentine, Elmore C and Charles Edward Snyder, all in PA. The funeral was conducted at the Community Congregational church at Harrington, Monday, by the Rev E. Goudge, and music was provided by a quartet composed of Mrs. Irma Laws, Mrs. W. H. Weisgerber, Henry Miller and W. J. Lamparter, with Mrs. Goudge at the organ. The Odd Fellows’ funeral rites were administered in the church instead of at the cemetery because of the inclemency of the weather. J. E. Turner of the Harrington Funeral Home had charge and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, the Odd Fellows in charge. Mr. Snyder had been a member of Harrington Lodge No 160, IOOF, ever since the lodge was instituted, having joined with the first group that became members. He resided in Lord’s Valley many years before moving to Bluestem where he worked for many years in the warehouse for C. W. Gilstrap. Later he moved back on a ranch, and then back to Bluestem again. J. E. Turner made his acquaintance among the first people he met when he arrived in Harrington, and learned that he had a sister who was married to a brother of Charles Stanger, the popular salesman who served the people of this community for so many as clerk for the McCann store. Dan Snyder was a likeable fellow, and a good citizen and a host of friends mourn his loss." (Citizen-Dec 15, 1933)

Soash, Arthur J., ---1944

The hand of death has forged the last link of the chain of life of our highly esteemed pioneer blacksmith, Arthur J. Soash. Informed of his serious condition with an internal cancer some three years ago, he bravely carried on. Arthur Soash was born May 1, 1876 at Concorda, Kansas. He came to Harrington in 1902—horse and mule farming days—and forged and fitted shoes for thousands of animals. The end came for Art Sept 30, 1944. Odd Fellows conducted the ritualistic graveside services at Hillcrest.  Surviving Mr. Soash are his widow, Ora; step-children, “Sonny” Birge; “Boots” (Leo) Birge; and Mrs. Fred Nooney (Violet Birge); sisters, Mrs. Blanch Devenny and Mrs. Grace Erwin; brothers, Elmer, Chester, and Dr S. D. Soash. A sister, Mrs. Elmer Grant passed away this year. (Citizen-6 Oct 1944)

Sorrels, Altus see Jennings Altus

Sorrels, Anna

Mrs. J. W. (Anna) Sorrels had her foot amputated Tuesday and Wednesday morning (Dec 29, 1943) she died. She had been ill with diabetes for a number of years. Anna Sorrels was born Apr 10 (6th), 1879 at Mansfield, Arkansas. Forty-seven years ago she married Mr. Sorrels (at Mansfield) and the family came west in 1898 to Harrington. Mrs. Sorrels was a member of the former Presbyterian church here. Surviving Mrs. Sorrels are her husband; children, Aubrey, Leonard, Ward and Natalie (Mrs. Conners); a sister, Mrs. Harry Clayton of Leavenworth; a brother and sister in OK. A son, Altus, preceded his mother in death in 1921 (and an infant  daughter in 1904) and is at rest in Hillcrest where Mrs. Sorrels will be interred. (Citizen-31 Dec 1943) (additions from 7 Jan 1944)

Sorrels, baby of J. W. & Anna (4 dy)

Sorrels, Christina V. (Peterson)

Mrs. Leonard Sorrels of Lamont died Monday afternoon (March 30, 1954) at the Ritzville hospital. Funeral services were held at Sprague. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Sorrels is survived by her husband, and one brother, Virgil Peterson of Lewiston, ID. (Citizen-2 April 1954)

Sorrels, Francis A. “Briggs”

F. A. “Briggs” Sorrels—Age 75. Died Saturday, April 10, 1976 in a Ritzville nursing home. His home Harrington. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Robert (Natalie) Connors; one brother, Dr Ward Sorrels. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville. Cremation to follow. (Spokesman Review)

Sorrels, Jennings Altus

On Friday morning of last week, March 11, 1921, Jennings Altus Sorrels, died of flu-pneumonia following a brief illness of four days. Deceased was born in Mansfield, Arkansas, Dec 18, 1897. In 1899 he came to this district with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Sorrels, and since then has lived near Harrington. The funeral was held Saturday at the Baptist church in Harrington. Interment took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased leaves to mourn his loss his parents and three brothers, Aubrey, Leonard and Ward. (Citizen-18 March 1921)

Sorrels, Leonard Edwin

(Funeral program:  In Memory of Leonard Edwin Sorrels. Born Sept 1, 1907.  Died Feb 14, 1974. Services Monday, Feb 18, 1974, 1 PM.  Rev Eldon Clark, officiating. Marie Vander Ende, organist. Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Pots, Jerry Gibson, Dick Stone, Dick Pool, Earl Colyar, and Cecil Colyar.)“Funeral services for Leonard E Sorrels were held Monday afternoon at the Community church in Sprague. Sorrel’s home was Lamont. He is survived by one sister, Natalie Conners of Ferndale, and two brothers, R A (Briggs) Sorrels of Lamont and Dr Ward Sorrels of Portland , OR . He was a veteran of World War II and a member of F & AM Lodge No. 40 in Sprague. The Sorrels once resided in Harrington where their children were graduated from Harrington High School .” (scrapbook item: 2-21-1974)

Sorrels, Sarah Ann (Talkington)

Died.—Mrs. Sarah Ann Sorrels, aged 63 years, at her home west of town on April 14, 1903. She was a sister of Joseph Talkington. Mrs. Sorrels became a Christian early in life, a member of the Methodist church. She was the mother of 13 children, 7 of whom are living, 3 sons and 1 daughter being residents of this vicinity. (LCT-17 Apr 1903)

Sperline, Susan A. (Borck)

Miss Susan Annette Borck was married recently to Thomas S. Sperline, son of Mr. & Mrs. Don Sperline, Ephrata. The couple will make their first home at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where Sperline is stationed with the US Navy. (Dav. Times-16 May 1968) Funeral services for Susan Bork Sperline were held Thursday afternoon at Ephrata; burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Borck of Ephrata, and the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Borck and Mrs. W. H. Yarwood. (Dav. Times-13 June 1968)

Spicker, Addie C. (Amon) Strickler

Mrs. A. Vern Spicker (Addie C.) died Nov 16, 1960. Death was caused primarily from pneumonia. Adelaid (Addie) C. Amon was born May 26, 1875 at Weston, OR, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Amon. In 1889 the family came to the Downs area. In 1892 she was married to David B. Strickler, who had come west from VA with his brother, Perry, as a grain buyer. Mr. Strickler died in 1898, leaving his widow and 3 small children (a daughter Mabel had died in infancy.) Mrs. Strickler continued to reside in Harrington where she reared her son, Will, and daughters, Ruth and Hazel. She was active in bringing the Methodist church to this community and gave the land to the denomination, upon which the church was built—in the southwest part of town. (The building was razed in the mid-1920’s.) Ruth Strickler died in April, 1911. In Aug of that year, Mrs. Strickler, Bill and Hazel moved to Spokane, where she transferred her membership to the Fowler Methodist church; Rev A. Vern Spicker was pastor, a widower, and in 1922 he and Mrs. Strickler were married. They moved to Yakima. In 1956 Mr. Spicker died and Mrs. Spicker moved to Summit View Manor where she received nursing care. Last rites were held Nov 18 at Yakima. Cremation followed the rites and the ashes will be brought to Hillcrest Cemetery for interment as were those of Rev Mr. Spicker’s. David Strickler is also buried in the family plot in Hillcrest. Survivors include her son, Wm J. Strickler, daughter Hazel (Mrs. Halford); half-brother, Alfred Amon; half-sisters, Mrs. Anna Muller and Mrs. Ruth Williams. (Citizen-24 Nov 1960)

Spicker, Vern A. (Rev),

(Vern Adolphus Spicker was born 19 Aug 1879 at Tomah, Monroe Co, WI the

son of Ferdinand Theodore Spicker and Matilda Caroline Prahl. His first marriage was on 22 Feb 1898 in Milbank, Grant Co, SD to Anna Viola Keith. She died on Mar 23, 1921 in Seattle. His second marriage was on 11 June 1922 in Spokane, WA to Addie C. Amon Strickler. He died  4 Feb 1956 in Yakima, WA. He was a Methodist minister.) (Information supplied by Fred Spicker, a first cousin to Vern.)

Stanley, Marie U. m

Marie U. Stanley—Passed away on Sept 5, 1992 in Spokane. Survived by two nieces, Margaret Robinson and Anne Graham; two nephews, John Unbewust and George Cohagen. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen O Stanley in 1977. Hazen-Jaeger in charge. (Spokesman Review)

Stanley, Steven O., d.6-06-1977 (ashes buried Aug 1977)

Starlin, Constance I., (Coleman)

Mrs. George Starlin passed away at Colfax July 4, 1942. Constance I Coleman was born Aug 20, 1888 at Stewart, Ohio. She taught school in the east and in 1907 she was married to Mr. Starlin. In June 1909 the Starlins came to Harrington where they resided until 1924 when they moved to Spokane. Mrs. Starlin was a member of the Presbyterian church, having joined in the East in 1904. Surviving are her widower, Mr. Starlin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter E. Timm (Ruth) of Colfax, and Mrs. Franklin Baxter (Iris) of Portland; 2 brothers, Clifton D. and Clyde G. Coleman, Harrington. (Citizen-10 July 1942)

Starlin, George F., d. 9-23-1962

Stevens, Anna,

Mrs. Stevens, who has run the Moscow hotel for the past year, died in her room in the hotel Thursday of last week of heart failure. She was taken very ill Thursday afternoon and before medical aid could reach her she had expired. Interment was made in the Harrington cemetery Saturday. Mrs. Stevens was a widow and leaves two small children. (Citizen of 10-21-1904)(Probate not filed in Lincoln County; children not listed at Lincoln Co Poor Farm.)

Stiles, Alfred ,

Funeral services for Alfred Stiles were held Oct 24  at the Community church. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Alfred Stiles was born March 7, 1891 in Corona, SD. In the fall of 1906 he first came west to his grandparents at Milan, WA for the winter. In 1907 he returned with his family, the D O Stiles, to Gooding, ID. After 3 years the family moved to Harrington and farmed the Patty place south of Mohler. He served in WW I in the Medical Corps. On Dec 25, 1928 he married Kathryn Conklin and they farmed for 37 years. He is survived by his wife Kathryn, 2 brothers, Francis and Leonard; and 3 sisters, Ethel Fiske, Annie McKellips and Mildred Turner. (Dav. Times-26 Oct 1967)

Stiles, David O.,

David O. Stiles passed away in Spokane Oct 20, 1951 after several years illness. Born March 21, 1867 near Sauk Center, MN, David Stiles moved with his parents to South Dakota. May 3, 1890 he married Mary F. Baker. To this union were born six children. The family came west to Gooding, ID, in 1907 and in 1910 to Harrington-Mohler area where they farmed. In 1912 a baby girl joined the family circle. Mrs. Stiles passed away June 20, 1940. In 1941 Mr. Stiles moved to Spokane and in Sept he married Mrs. Lavina Gilmore. She died in Feb 1948. Mr. Stiles is survived by 6 children: Alfred of Harrington; Francis of Davenport; Leonard of Spokane; Mrs. V. L.  McKellips (Annie) of Spokane; Mrs. Stone Fiske (Ethel)and Mrs. Darrel Turner (Mildred) of Harrington; brothers Frank and Arthur Stiles of Spokane, and George of Gooding. One son, Earl, died in 1921. Interment was in Hillcrest beside his wife, Mary. (Citizen-26 Oct 1951)

Stiles, Doris M.,

Doris M. Stiles—Passed away Sept 7, 1999 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Davenport. She is survived by one son, Gerry Stiles; one sister, Lois Mecklenburg; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Turner and Dorothy Stiles. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Francis Stiles in 1974, her parents, and two sisters. Vault interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Review)

Funeral service for lifetime local resident Doris M. Stiles will be held today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Martha Montovani will officiate. Vault interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mrs. Stiles, 78, died Tuesday in Davenport. She was born Oct 1, 1920, in Bluestem to Muriel and Belle (Kennedy) McKee. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1939 and married Francis Stiles on April 25, 1943, in Harrington. A homemaker, Mrs. Stiles was a membe3r of Bluestem Grange, Lincoln Co Pomona Grange, 7th Degree National Grange and Davenport First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one son, Gerry Stiles, Davenport; three grandchildren, Todd Stiles, Katie Stiles-Reinbold, and Brandon Stiles, all of Davenport... Mrs. Stiles was preceded in death by her husband Francis in 1974, her parents and two sisters. Strates Funeral Home in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 9-09-1999)

Stiles, Earl,….. d. 1921

G. Francis Stiles,

G. Francis Stiles was laid to rest May 10, 1974 at Hillcrest in Harrington. Mr. Stiles was born in 1901 at Carona, South Dakota, and died May 7, 1974 in Davenport. Funeral services were held May 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. (Surviving were his widow, Doris M, and his son Gerry.) (Dav Times-16 May 1974)

Stiles, Grace

Committal services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery Wednesday for Mrs. Grace Stiles, daughter-in-law of D. O. Stiles. Funeral services were held in Spokane. Earl Stiles, husband of Mrs. Stiles, who passed away in 1921 is buried at Hillcrest. Mr. & Mrs. Earl Stiles made their home on a farm near Crab Creek for several years following their marriage. Their two daughters, Kathryn (now Mrs. Walter Krell of Latah) and Mae (of Spokane) were born on the farm. Mrs. Stiles is survived by her two daughters, 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur Stiles of Orchard Avenue and Mrs. H. R. Ainsworth of Moscow, ID; and one brother, W. R. Wilsey of Peoria, IL.  (Citizen-4 Apr 1941)

Stiles, Kathryn (Conklin)

Kathryn C. Stiles died at the Lincoln Convalescent home at Davenport last Friday (Feb 5, 1971). Interment was in Hillcrest. Mrs. Stiles was born in 1894 in Alpine, NJ. At the age of 13, Kathryn came west with her aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Dave Yarwood. She graduated from Mohler high school and received a degree from Cheney Normal. She then taught in Mohler, Harrington and Davenport area. She married Alfred Stiles and lived with him on a farm in the Bluestem area, and late on a farm 2 miles north of Harrington. Mr. Stiles preceded her in death in 1967. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe Swartz and Miss Alice Conklin; 5 brothers: Everett, Arnold, Robert, David and Harry. (Dav. Times-11 Feb 1971)

Stiles, Mary (Baker)

Mrs. D. O. Stiles passed away June 20, 1940 at Sacred Heart hospital with a streptococci sore throat. She had a chronic heart ailment. Born at Sauk Center, MI, Oct 3, 1868, Mary Baker went to SD with her parents in childhood. At Wilmot, SD, May 3, 1890 she became the bride of D O Stiles. In 1908 the family moved to Gooding, ID and Aug 2, 1910 they moved to Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-21 June 1940)

Stone, G. T. “Bud”

G. T. Stone, brother of J. D. Stone and Mrs. Henry Gohlman of this city, died here last Saturday from consumption. Deceased was a pioneer of Harrington, having made this his home at intervals for the past 15 years. About 18 months ago he left here later going to Coquille, OR, where the disease which took him off developed rapidly. May 6 he returned to Harrington thinking the change of climate would be beneficial. He went to sleep Saturday morning and slept into eternity. G. T. Stone, commonly known as “Bud” was 50 years old and unmarried. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-17 May 1907)

Stone, John D.

These four walls which surround what we term the Citizen office that once knew John D. Stone as owner, as compositor in the days before the iron printer brought its increased speed with a multiplicity of other ills, shall know him no more. Flesh can not withstand the ills to which it is heir, forever. Contracting the prevailing epidemic of flu on Thursday of last week, the malady claimed him on Saturday, at his home at Wolf Point, Montana. The remains, accompanied by Mrs. Stone and her sister, Mrs. J. E. Stover, were brought to Harrington by the Great Northern and were taken in charge by J. E. Turner where on Tuesday the funeral services were conducted by Rev Ernest Allin of the Community Congregational Church and interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery with full Masonic honors by the members of Laurel Lodge, No 119, F & AM. Mr. Stone was familiarly known among the people of Harrington 20 years ago, and many there are who still remain here who knew him in those pioneer days. He is survived by  his wife and a 14 months old daughter, Phyllis Mae; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Gohlman of Harrington; Mrs. D. F. Dean and Mrs. George Pike of Oregon and nieces, nephews and cousins as follows: Mrs. Henrietta Crewse of Chewelah, Miss Winnifred Gohlman of Harrington, Robert Gohlman of Seattle, Tom and Bob Stone of Harrington, Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Rockport, Idaho; Mrs. O. E. Collins of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and several others in Oregon.  Mr. Stone would have been 52 years old next spring. He was well liked by all who knew him and had many friends in this section of the state.  Mrs. Henrietta Crewse of Chewelah; Alex Cardwell, Mrs. Chester Miller and daughter Pearl Miller, all of Spokane were present for the funeral. Mrs. John D. Stone and her sister Mrs. J. E. Stover, returned Wednesday morning to Wolf Point, where Mr. Stone was engaged in the fuel and transfer business. (Citizen-Dec 14, 1928)

Stone, Richard E. ‘Dick’,

“Richard E. ‘Dick Stone, age 80.—Dick passed away Jan 24, 2010 in Spokane Valley, WA, after struggling years with MS he was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia on Jan 5, 2010. Dick lost his battle with the disease but gained a new home in heaven arriving without pain, walkers and wheelchairs. Born May 16, 1929 in Spokane, WA,the only child of Tom and Veryl Stone. Raised and lived most of his adult life in Harrington, WA.  After years of wheat farming July 2009, Dick and his wife Lil moved to Evergreen Fountains Assisted Living, Spokane Valley, WA. Dick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lillian Stone, of Spokane Valley, WA; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Bonnie Stone of Harrington, WA; daughter, Brenda Stone of Spokane Valley, WA; granddaughters, Jennifer Stone of Waitsburg, WA, and Michelle Stone Siadal and husband Mark of Bellingham, WA; great grandson, Carson Siadal of Bellingham, WA. Dick’s family invites you to join them at Dick’s memorial service on Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Harrington Community Church, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

Stone, Thomas

Funeral services were held Monday for Thomas Stone, who died Jan 16, 1975. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Stone was born Dec 22, 1891 in Coquille, OR. As a young man he worked on the Russell and W. L. Green ranches, enlisting in the navy in Dec, 1917. About 1921 he bought a men’s clothing store, “The Nifty” which he operated until starting farming. In 1924 he wed Veryl Erich, a Harrington schoolteacher. Survivors include his wife, Veryl, a son, Richard Stone; and two sisters, Lottie Collins and Lulu Johnson. (Dav. Times-23 Jan 1975)

Stone, Veryl (Erich), d. 12-25-1996

Stoner, Carl I.

Mr. C. I. Stoner died Tuesday at Sacred Heart hospital where he had undergone surgery. Mr. Stoner was an only child, born in Ohio June 29, 1863. He was married to Miss Esther Conn at Lansing, MI in 1890 and came west about 1903. For many years he farmed in Steven Co. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving him are his widow, and one daughter, Mrs. Claude E. Cormana. One daughter, Mrs. Helen Darrah, passed away about 2 years ago. (Citizen-9 June 1933)

Stoner, Esther L., (Conn)

Mrs. Esther Stoner, 89, died Saturday (Aug 15, 1959) in a Spokane nursing home where she received care several weeks. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Stoner was born in Lancing, MI and was married there. The family came to the Yakima Valley in 1903, then later moved to Gerome, WA. Mrs. stoner came to Harrington about 30 years ago to reside. Mr. Stoner died in 1933. Mrs. Stoner had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Claude Cormana (Ruth) the past six years. Mrs. Cormana survives her mother, as do grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. A. N. Lawrason. A daughter, Mrs. Helen Darrah, preceded her in death. (Citizen-21 Aug 1959)

Stover, son of J. H.

The 7 year old son of J. H. Stover died Monday (Aug 5, 1907). Funeral services were conducted from the home, Tuesday afternoon, following which the little one was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. The child had been afflicted from infancy with partial paralysis. (Citizen-9 Aug 1907) (A Wash. State Board of Health Death Certificate was filed for this male child. The only identifying information shows a male child, age 7 yrs, father J. H. Stover (a laborer), cause of death was tonsillitis and congestion of lungs of 6 days duration, contributory cause was paralysis of 6 years duration. Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery on Aug 6, 1907, with J. E. Turner as undertaker and J. M. Corpening as MD.)

Stoy, Miss Blanche

Burial services for Miss Blanche Stoy, 62, were held here at Hillcrest Cemetery, Monday afternoon following the funeral services at the Presbyterian church in Davenport… Miss Stoy passed away Friday while en route to a Spokane hospital after suffering a stroke the previous night at the home of her nephew, Otho Adams, in the Rocklyn district. Miss Stoy had been a resident of this region for many years and at one time kept house for Dr W. S. Pemberton and his two little daughters after the death of Mrs. Pemberton. Two sisters, one in Tennessee and Mrs. Jack Adams of Davenport, survive. Among those from a distance who attended the services here were Mr. & Mrs. John G. Weber (Marguerite Adams), Uniontown; Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Adams, Eli Adams, Frances Pemberton, Mr. & Mrs. Wade Adams and daughter Marguerite, and Rev Father A. McAleen, Spokane. (Harr. Cit.-Nov 1936)

Strickler, Addie C ., ..d. Nov 16, 1960

Strickler, David Benton

Just as we were going to press last Thursday word came over the phone that D. B. Strickler, a widely known merchant of Harrington, had shot himself in a fit of temporary insanity, growing out of an attack of typhoid fever. Dr Whitney found his patient beyond all hope, and the unfortunate man died the same evening (Sept 15, 1898). The deceased was a member of the firm of Strickler & Abbott, dealers in general merchandise, and had been in business several years. Mr. Strickler was taken down with typhoid fever early in the present month, but at the time of the suicide was improving and in a fair way of recovery. He was laboring under the impression that he would not recover, and was very despondent. When the nurse stepped out of the room, Mr. Strickler got up, walked to an unoccupied side room, picked up a pistol with his left hand and fired the fatal shot. The bullet entered near the apex of the heart. The deceased leaves a wife and 3 children. Suicides of typhoid patients is no uncommon occurrence, as there are stages in the disease when the sufferer’s mind is unbalanced . (LCT-23 Sept 1898)

Strickler, Dorothy M. Bumpass

Mrs. Dorothy Bumpass Strickler, 51, of Dallas, former Spokane and Inland Empire resident, was buried last week at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA, less than two weeks following the burial of her husband, Kenneth Howell Strickler, 52, also at Harrington. Mrs. Harrison W. (Eva) Gilpin of Spokane, aunt of Mrs. Strickler, said she was buried Nov 12, following her death Nov 8 in Dallas. Her cancer had been diagnosed in late August. They has lived in Dallas nine years. Surviving are 4 children, Scott H., Mrs. David (Maloy Ann) Arnold, Sidney, and Jeffry. Mrs. Strickler also is survived by her mother, Mrs. Paul (Mollie) Hughes. Her late father, Walter P. Bumpass was rural manager of the Chronicle at the time of his death in 1930. Mrs. Strickler’s maternal grandparents, the James McKinnons, were pioneer settlers of the Harrington area. (Dav. Times-Nov 1975)

Strickler, Kenneth H.

Mrs. Dorothy Bumpass Strickler, 51, of Dallas was buried last week at Hillcrest Cemetery less than two weeks following the burial of her husband, Kenneth Howell Strickler, 52, also at Harrington. Mr. Strickler, who was a senior engineering specialist with LTV Aerospace Corp in Dallas, was stricken with acute leukemia in early September. His wife’s cancer had been diagnosed in late August. The Stricklers had lived in Dallas 9 years. Surviving are 4 children. Mr. K. Strickler, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Strickler, was a North Central HS graduate, attended Whitman College and was a graduate of Wash. State University. (Dav. Times-Nov 1975)

Strickler, Mabel Ella, d. May 14, 1895,(age 6 wks, d/o DB & A)

Strickler, Mathilda “Tillie”

Mathilda “Tillie” Strickler of Harrington died in the hospital at Davenport on June 9, 1979. She was born on Oct 14, 1895 at Hemberg, MN and moved to Downs, WA in 1905 with her family. Tillie and William Strickler were married in Spokane on Feb 5, 1917 and they made their home at Bluestem. In 1953 the Stricklers moved to Harrington where they retired. Mr. Strickler died in 1971. Mrs. Strickler is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alma Willard of Spokane. She was in one of the earliest confirmation classes in the Lutheran church at Lamona. Interment was in Harrington. (Dav. Times-June 1979)(Edit: Maiden name: Mathilda M. Graupman)

Strickler, Ruth Elizabeth

Ruth Strickler was born in Harrington, WA Feb 29, 1896. She passed away April 30, 1911 after an illness of three weeks with typhoid fever.

Strickler, William 

William Joseph Strickler, age 78, of Harrington passed away in Spokane, March 21, 1971. Mr. Strickler was born in Harrington on Dec 3, 1893, the son of Mr. & Mrs. David Benton Strickler. He married Tillie Graupman Feb 5, 1917 in Spokane. The couple farmed in the Bluestem area until 1953 when they moved to Harrington. He is survived by his wife, Tillie, and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Lela Halford, CA. Graveside services were conducted at Hillcrest cemetery. (Dav. Times-25 Mar 1971)

Stuck, LeRay/LeRoy Shick

Mr. LeRoy Stuck, aged 38 years, 7 months and 3 days, died at the Harrington hospital Wednesday, Aug 9 from general suppurative peritonitis. He came here is a bad shape from Soap Lake. The funeral was held Thursday and interment was had in the Harrington cemetery. Mr. Stuck was a brother to Mrs. Ernest Lamp. Mr. Stuck was born in Ohio in 1879 and moved with his parents to SD in 1883. He was united in marriage to Miss Mabel G. DePue in 1901 and came to WA the following year. To their union two children were born, Albert Eugene and Maud Irene. Mr. Stuck leaves also his father, 4 sisters and 5 brothers, his mother and a sister having previously died. The entire family are members of the Evangelical church. (Citizen-11 Aug 1916)

Swartz, Donald E., 10-15-1950, American Legion

"Funeral services for Don Swartz were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the community church under the direction of Bumgarner Funeral Home. Rev E. R. Madson was clergyman in charge and at the request of the family he read the Twenty-third Psalm and ‘Crossing the Bar’—Temmyson. Mrs. Wallace Bramer sang ‘In The Garden’ and ‘There Is No Night There’, favorites of the family. Mrs. Dean Armstrong accompanied at the organ. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carlton Major, Cecil Birge, Dwaine McKellips, Tom Kubota, Jim Snider and Kenneth McDonald. Relatives and friends from out of town who attended included Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Henton, Mr. Earl Swartz, Mrs. Peter Swartz of Spokane; Mrs. Matilda Zechman, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Zechman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Costello, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Bacon, Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. William Yankee, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mestritti, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. William Yankee, Jr., Walla Walla; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gehring, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Swartz, Ritzville." (Citizen: 10-27-1950)

Swartz/Schwartz (item typed as found, two spellings used)

Swartz, Earl ---d. 8-17-1974, 70 yrs

"Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug 20 at 1 p.m. for Earl Schwartz, who died in Davenport, WA, on Aug 17. Services were at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington with Rev A Hausauer officiating. Mr. Schwartz was born near Odessa on June 24, 1904, and is the father of Orville Swartz, a former resident of Odessa, who now lives in Ritzville. Other survivors include a brother, Martin Schwartz of Ritzville; a sister, Mrs. Helen MacDougall of Spokane; two grandsons, David Swartz of Moses Lake and Ron Swartz of Spokane; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews." (Odessa Record: 8-29-1974)

Swartz, Orville E.

Orville E. (Yogi) Swartz (56)—Passed away Aug 3, 1983 in a Spokane hospital. His home Ritzville, WA. Survived by his wife Shirley; two sons, David Swartz and Ron Swartz. Veteran of WW II. Interment Hillcrest cemetery. (Spokes-man Review)  

Swartz, Orville E.

Orville E. (Yogi) Swartz (56)—Passed away Aug 3, 1983 in a Spokane hospital. His home Ritzville, WA. Survived by his wife Shirley; two sons, David Swartz and Ron Swartz. Veteran of WW II. Interment Hillcrest cemetery. (Spokes-man Review) "Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug 6, 1983 from the Danekas Funeral Home Chapel in Ritzville, WA, for Orville E ‘Yogi’ Swartz, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug 3, 1983. Rev Albert Hausauer of Odessa officiated. Orville E Swartz was born Oct 10, 1926 at Harrington, WA, the son of Earl and Marie Swartz. He attended school at Harrington and was graduated from Harrington High School in 1944. He was called to serve his country and after 18 months with the 1st Infantry Division Unit in the South Pacific and Japan, returned home in Sept, 1947. He worked for various farmers in the area and was later employed for seven years by the Great Northern Railroad in the Signal Maintenance Department. In the spring of 1955, he went to work for the Pacific Northwest Bell Co, where he was employed until the time of his death. He also spent time working in Ephrata and Odessa before moving to Ritzville in 1970. On June 15, 1943 he was married to Shirley Hawkins of Harrington at Ephrata. To this union, two sons were born. He was a member of the VFW Post #7395, Odessa; American Legion, Ritzville; Ritzville Eagles Lodge; BOF, Spokane; Pacific Northwest Bell Pioneers and Harrington Alumni Assn. Survivors include his wife, Shirley, at the home; two sons, David and wife, Kathy and grandchildren, Kristy and Scott of Moses Lake; and son, Ron and wife, Mary and granddaughter, Lisa of Spokane; his mother, Marie Henton and her husband, Del of Spokane; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death were his father, Earl and his brother, Don. Honorary casket bearers were Cecil Birge, Tom Kubota, Gordon Kiesz, LaMar Heimbigner, John Major and Stan Oliver. Casket bearers were Robert Zacher, Jerry Voss, Dick Mulford, Paul Lightbody, Harvey York and Jay Salkield. Concluding services and vault interment were at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington, WA." (Odessa Record: 8-11-1983)

Swartz, Shirley M 2015

"Shirley M Swartz, (age 88).—Passed away on Nov 24, 2015 in Spokane. She was born June 18, 1927 in Mohler, WA to Donald and Lorena (Kupers) Hawkins. She attended school in Harrington, WA and married her high school sweetheart, Orville 'Yogi' Swartz on June 15, 1944. They lived in Harrington, Ephrata, Odessa and Ritzville, where Yogi died at the age of 56. Shirley worked sa a bookkeeper in Odessa and at
the Ritzville Hospital, where she retired. Following retirement, Shirley and her good friend Bob 'Shorty' Sewall became snow birds spending the winters with many friends in Yuma, Arizona. Until recently she never missed the Harrington Fall Festival and Alumni Banquet or the Odessa Deutsches Fest. Shirley loved being with friends and family, especially during Christmas, when she could share her elaborate Christmas Village Collection. Shirley is survived by her sons: David (Kathy)Swartz of Moses Lake, WA and Ron Swartz of Spokane, WA; grandchildren: Scott (Katina) Swartz, Kristy (Pat) Bishop of Moses Lake, WA, Lisa Swartz of Oregon; great grandchildren: Cathy, Kailee and Britney Swartz; Jordan and Tanner Bishop of MosesLake, WA; sister, Glenna Snider of Pomeroy, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. She
was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Doris Proctor and her brothers, Bob and Jack Hawkins. Our family would like to thank the staff at Rose Garden Estates in Ritzville and Autumn Years Adult Family Home for their loving care of our mother. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville. Funeral Services will be held Saturday Dec 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Philadelphia UCC in Ritzville andfollowed by interment at Harrington Cemetery." (Spokesman Review)

Swayze, Frank --- (b. 3-17-1907; d. 9-19-1984) “Frank Swayze. Died: Sept 1984, Walla Walla, WA. Birth: 3-17-1907.” (SS Death Index)

Swayze, M. Adelaide---d. 1-28-1976 w/o Frank;  Adelaide Swayze. Died: Jan 1976, Walla Walla, WA. Birth: 10-18-1902.” (SS Death


Sweet, Richard Wesley 'Dick'     2016

"Richard Wesley 'Dick' Sweet.—Passed away on Aug 7, 2016 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, WA. He was born in Masury, Ohio on Jan 20, 1930 to John L and Elizabeth (Sewall) Sweet. He grew up in New Castle, PA. During the Korean War he served as a Corporal in the US Army with the 67th Medium Tank Battalion of the Second Armored Division in Germany. He came to the state of Washington in 1954, residing first in Odessa then in Harrington. Richard married Aileen Wagner on Feb 9, 1963. He was a proud and loving father to Curtis (Yevette) and Craig (Gabbie). He was a devoted grandfather to Brad, Cody and Ryan Sweet and Brandi (Randy) Mather. He is also survived by three step grandchildren, Derek, Alyshia, and Travis, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He accepted Jesus Christ on Nov 29, 1979. He was a past member of the Harrington United Methodist Church where he served in many committees and was a lay speaker. He served as President of Lincoln County United Methodist Men. He was currently an active part of the Harrington Community Church. He served more than 25 years on Lincoln County Fire District #6 and worked on numerous community projects. He had a love for woodworking and made beautiful things for family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dreda Sweet and Thalia Tooley and brother William Sweet. Dick loved the family and was always there to help when things needed to be done. A very special time for him was the wedding of granddaughter Brandi to Randy Walter. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at Harrington Community Church at 11 a.m. with Tony Hamilton officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family." (Spokesman Review: 2016)

Swenson, Ailleene  (Blk 4 Lot 1)

“Burial: June 8, 2009” ( Harrington City Hall ) “Ailleene Warren Swenson. Feb 16, 1912 to May 18, 2009. Ailleene Swenson was born and attended school in Chewelah, WA, graduated Cheney High School, then attended Cheney Normal School, during which time she was chosen Queen of the May and also Rodeo Queen. Taught school at Eltopia, Okanogan, Harrington, Ritzville, Odessa, Edwall and Warden. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl E Swenson, of Harrington. Survivors include sons, Warren and Monte and one daughter, Adele, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. A sister, Genevieve Lees, lives in Des Moines, WA. At Eastern Washington University received a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Member of the Tawanka Alumnae Association, member of PEO, Chapter DR, past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Victory Chapter. Past president and member of the Valley Hospital Medical Center Auxiliary, Spokane College Women’s Association and the Retired Teachers Association. A service commemoration will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 8, in the Colonial Chapel of Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, Spokane Valley, WA , followed by a graveside inurnment service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington at 2 p.m. where she will be interred beside her late husband. " (Spokesman-Review: undated)

Swenson, Cecil Gertrude

Cecile G. Swenson—Passed away June 20, 1977 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Harrington, WA. Survived by one son Darel Swenson, Pendleton, OR; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Henderson, Harrington, WA; one brother, Monty Hinshaw, Spokane, WA; one sister, Thelma Gilbert, Harrington; 2 grand-children. Private burial services at Hillcrest. (Spokesman)

Swenson, Clifford E.

Clifford E. Swenson—Passed away May 4, 1989 at a local hospital. His home, Harrington. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Walt (Elna) Sandau, Spokane, WA; Member of Harrington Congregational Church, Harrington Golf & Country Club; Lions Club; Acadia Lodge F&AM, 1929 graduate of Harrington High School; Harrington Post Master 1947-retirement in June 1947. Graveside services May 8, 1989 at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman)

Swenson, Earl E.

Earl E. Swenson, 53, Harrington, was killed Nov 6, when the pickup truck he was driving ran off the road and rolled over 5 miles south of Harrington on the Duck Lake road. State Patrol Trooper Gordon Campbell said Swenson, who was alone, lost control of the vehicle on a curve at the crest of a hill. (Dav. Times-14 Nov 1968)

Swenson, (Ernest) Henry

Last rites were held Dec 29, 1965 for Henry Swenson, who died Sunday of a heart spell. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Henry are his widow, Stella; sons, Earl and Howard; one daughter, Geraldine Oakley; brothers, Gus, Clifford and Chester; sisters, Nellie Swenson and Mrs. Walter Sandau (Elna). One son, Melvin, was killed in action during WW II. (Dav. Times-6 Jan 1966)

Swenson, Gus Leroy

Private services were held in the Hillcrest Cemetery for Gus Leroy Swenson, who died Sunday (Aug 3, 1969) in the Odessa hospital. Mr. Swenson was born in Harrington in 1894 where he lived all his life. He married Cecile Hinshaw in 1917 in Spokane. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Doris Henderson; one son, Darel Swenson; two sisters, Miss Nellie Swenson and Mrs. Elna Sandow; two brothers, Clifford and Chester. (Dav. Times-7 Aug 1969)

Swenson, Harvey Otto, --- , (b. 9-19-1892, d.2-04-1894)

Swenson, Melvin E.

The body of Melvin Swenson is being brought from the Philippine Islands for burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Graveside services will be held August 8, 1948 at Hillcrest. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Swenson, Melvin entered army service in Oct 1944, after having graduated from Harrington HS in May. He was sent overseas in the spring of 1945 and was soon in combat. He was killed June 7, 1945 in a battle in Cugayan Valley, Luzon, and was buried with full military honors in an American cemetery on Luzon. He was a private in Co I, 129 Infantry, US Army. The 19 ½ year old hero was awarded the Combat Infantryman badge, posthumously. Personal letters to the parents of the lad from the Colonel in charge of his outfit said “He was a good soldier.” Memorial services in tribute to Pvt Swenson were held Sunday Aug 10, 1945 with Post 95 in charge. (Citizen-6 Aug 1948)(Edit: 1945 obit in file.)

Swenson, Nellie C. (Miss)

“Funeral services for Nellie C. Swenson, 84, of Harrington took place Oct 18, at the Congregational Church in Harrington. Rev Roger Muisiner officiated the service and interment in Hillcrest Cemetery followed. Miss Swenson died on Oct 16, 1985 in Davenport. She was born in 1901, the daughter of Pete and Nellie Swenson. She attended grade and high school in Harrington and was a 1920 Harrington HS graduate.  Miss Swenson went on to college, and received her bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Collegeat Cheney. She then began teaching in the Duck Lake District, and later at the Harrington School in 1924.   She taught two years as a fourth grade teacher, and two classes of the seventh grade. She also  taught the first grade, and spent a total of more than 32 years in the teaching profession. Miss Swenson, in 1954, was the Harrington Parent-Teacher Association’s first recipient of its first lifetime membership award. Besides her work in school, Miss Swenson gave, unselfishly, her time and energy to church work; teaching classes al all ages. She also spent a number of years directing the Community Church Junior Choir.  A member of the Community Congregational Church, Miss Swenson also remained active in the Harrington PTA; Eastern Star, the Bright Hope Chapter; the Harrington Gold and Country Club; the Spokane Washington and National Retired Teachers’ Associations; and Delta Kappa Gamma, a women’s national honor society in education.  Nellie Swenson was honored  at the 1985 Harrington Class Reunion this September as the oldest attending alumnus, as well as teacher.  Survivors include one brother, Clifford E Swenson, of Harrington; one sister, Mrs. Walt (Edna) Sandau of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. (Davenport Times:  10-24-1985)

Swenson, Nellie (Polson)

Born in Houf, Sweden, Nov 14, 1867, Nellie Polson was left motherless when a child of seven years. At the age of 17, she came to the US to join her father who had preceded her here, and had settled in the Ritzville district. On Jan 1, 1889, she was married to S. P. Swenson, her fiancé in Sweden. They resided on a farm west of Harrington until about 1906 when they built a home in town. Mrs. Swenson passed away Dec 10, 1941. Mr. Swenson passed away in Nov, 1923. Surviving Mrs. Swenson are her children, Henry, Gus, and Clifford Swenson and Miss Nellie Swenson of Harrington; Carl, Pete, and Chester Swenson and Miss Elna Swenson of Seattle; sister and brother, Miss Georgia Polson and Carl Polson of Spokane. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband. (Citizen-19 Dec 1941)

Swenson, Stella Mae, --- (b. 12-15-1890, d.7-06-1977, w/o E. Henry)

Swenson, Swen P.

Following a stroke of apoplexy suffered just 4 weeks ago, ex-mayor S. P. Swenson died at his home Monday (Nov 26, 1923). The funeral was held at the home in Harrington. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased was born in Skona, Sweden near Bostead 61 years ago, the son of a sea captain. In 1887 he came west to Ritzville and in 1889 he took up a homestead and got married. Deceased is survived by his mother in Sweden; his widow and 8 children: Henry, Gus, Carl, Pete, Chester, Clifford and Nellie and Elna. (Citizen-30 Nov 1923)

Swing, Fred

Fred Swing, a young man 19 years of age, died at the home of his parents, 10 miles northwest of town, last Saturday of diphtheria. The funeral services were held in Harrington. (Odessa Record-March 4, 1904) Fred Swing, son of J P Swing, who lives 14 miles southwest of Harrington, was taken away by the dread disease, diphtheria, last Saturday and was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Monday. His death was a shock and surprise to his many friends as he was sick just two days. He was well liked by everyone in the community being rather a favorite among his friends. He leaves a father, mother and three sisters to mourn his untimely death. (Citizen-4 Mar 1904)  



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