Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...W 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Wagner, Celia Lee

Celia Lee Wagner—Passed away June 16, 1977 in Spokane. Her home Moscow, ID. Survived by her husband Gordon and one daughter Lara Kathleen, both at the home; her mother, Mrs. Nadeen Haworth, Lacey, WA; her father Richard Haworth, Boise, ID; one sister Mrs. Kathy McKinnon, John Day, OR; her grandmother Mrs. Mary Mahler, Franklin, NE; two nieces. She was a member of the Methodist Church, OES, Moyea Chapter 31, Bonners Ferry, ID. Funeral services June 20, 1977 at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. (Spokesman)

Wagner, Ervin C .

Funeral service for former Harrington resident Ervin C Wagner was held Friday at Strate Funeral Home. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Wagner died Oct 3, 1995. He was born June 24, 1915 to Gottfried and Katherine (Beck) Wagner. He began school at Duck Lake and graduated Harrington HS in 1935. He farmed for his mother in the Duck Lake area after his step-father died. On Oct 26, 1941 he married Janet Simpson. They moved to a farm near Bluestem in 1951 until retirement in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Janet; 2 daughters, Aileen Sweet and Deborah Schultz; one son, Kenneth Wagner; 2 sisters, Ruth Jantz and Betty Lou Walker; 3 brothers, Ernest, John and Rudolph. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Cecil Wagner. (Dav. Times)

Wagner, Herman J.

Herman J. Wagner—Passed away Aug 7, 1978 in Spokane. His home, Harrington. Survived by his wife, Lillian Wagner, at the home; one son, Gordon Wagner; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Green; 5 brothers, Ervin, John, Rudolph, Cecil and Ernest; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Jantz, Mrs. Betty Lu Walker. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review) Born May 27, 1914 in Harrington. (Funeral program)

“Herman John Wagner, a lifetime resident of Harrington, died Aug 7 at the age of 64. Funeral services were held Aug 10 at Strate’s Funeral Home in Davenport with the Rev Herb Parish of Harrington officiating. He was one of eight children of Katheryn and Fred Wagner, and has been preceded in death by both parents, his father passing when he was 13 years old, and his mother in 1968.  Wagner was reared in the Harrington area with the rest of the family, attending the local schools, church and Sunday School at the Zion LutheranChurch of Davenport, where he was baptized as an infant. His interest in hard work and farming began at home, and he continued to work there and for others in the area as a youth and young man.  Lillian McKinnon and Herman John Wagner were united in marriage on May 17, 1940, and had two children, Linda and Gordon.  Herman and Lillian established their first home in Harrington following their marriage, where he worked operating a service station for the H Earl Clack Oil Co.  He and his family lived there from then on, except for brief periods when he worked for Kaiser Shipyards atVancouver, WA in 1941, and later in Spokane.  When he was younger, he was a fishing and hunting enthusiast, and enjoyed camping with his family. But in later years, after the children were grown, he directed his interest to his work.  IN 1959 he purchased the Electric Service Station and Garage, which he operated, in addition to the Conoco Bulk Plant, until the time of his most recent illness and hospitalization.  In addition to working and caring for his family, he also found time for civic interest and served on the Harrington Town Council from April 3, 1950 until March of 1964.  Interest acquired in the soil as a boy on the home farm stayed with him as a man. IN 1967, he began to farm a portion of the Wagner home place. He enjoyed doing much of the filed work himself and did the spring work this year before becoming ill. He was pleased when the family reported to him that the harvest was complete.  Herman was not an organization joiner, but was at the time of his death a member of the Loyal Order of Moose for the past 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, at the home in Harrington; his daughter, Linda (Mrs. George Green), Harrington; his son, Gordon, Harrington; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Jantz, Odessa, and Mrs. Betty Lou Walker, Spokane; five brothers, Ervin, John and Rudolph Wagner, all of Harrington; Cecil Wagner of Lamont, and Earnest Wagner, Reardan; four grandchildren, Dwaine, Teresa and Cheryl Green of Harrington and Lara Wagner, also of Harrington; numerous nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times: 8-24-1978)

Wagner, Gordon Donald 2017 8-23 alley)

"Gordon Donald Wagner died peacefully with family by his side June 30, 2017. He was born Feb 27, 1944 in Spokane, WA to Herman John and Lillian Jan (McKinnon) Wagner and was the oldest of two children. Gordon graduated from Harrington High School in 1962. He attended classes at Eastern Washington University then joined the US Coast Guard serving our country for eight years. Gordon married Celia Lee Haworth of April 23, 1972. They adopted Lara Kathleen in 1973. Celia passed away in 1977. On July 7, 1979 he married Dorothy Jeanne Adams in Blackfoot, Idaho. Gordon was employed as an Agricultural Consultant for over 42 years, working at Cominco American in Potlatch, Idaho, then joining the McGregor Company in 1987. He was Plant Manager at the Plaza, Washington plant from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moscow, IS Elks, and Spokane Yacht Club. He lobed to watch GU women's basketball. Gordon cherished his family and friends. He loved boating, RVing, and golfing. He enjoyed helping his cousin John on the farm during spring planting and harvest. Gordon is survived by his wife Jeanne, daughter Lara (Mike Weaver), grandchildren Michael and Celia (and Fiancee Brandon Sanner and his son William), sister-in-law Jackie Babcock, brother-in-law Maurice (Colleen) Adams, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, sister Linda Green, and wife, Celia. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Harrington United Methodist Church, Harrington, WA with Pastor Michelle Mitchell, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the Wagner family." (Spokesman)

Wagner, Janet G

“Janet G Wagner. Passed away Oct 4, 2010 in Spokane, WA, formerly of Harrington, WA. She was born on Aug 27, 1921 to George and Agnes Simpson. She grew up in Harrington and attended school graduating from Harrington High School in 1941. She married Ervin Wagner on Oct 26, 1941. She is survived by three children: Aileen and Dick Sweet of Harrington, WA; Deborah and Larry Schultz of Otis Orchards, WA; and Ken Wagner of Harrington, WA; along with seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Harrington Community Church, Eastern Star and the Rebekah lodge. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA, with Ron Jantz, officiating. Mrs Wagner will lie-in-state at the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA on Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 form 12 (noon) till 5 p.m.  Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: 10-06-2010)

Wagner, John Sr.

John Wagner Sr.—Passed away Jan 9, 2003 in Harrington, WA.  He is survived by his wife, Verle, at the home; four children, Carol Wagner of Miami, FL; Barbara (and Ray) McDowell of Milwaukee, WI; John (and Linda) Wagner Jr. of Harrington, WA; and Diane (and Michael) Rustik of Springfield, OR; 7 grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Rudy Wagner of Harrington; and one sister, Ruth Jantz of Odessa. Preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. John was a member of the US Marine Corps South Pacific Theatre in WW II. Acacia Lodge F & AM #58 in Davenport, Odessa VFW and Harrington Community Church in Harrington, WA. Funeral service will be held Jan 14, 2003 at the Harrington Community Church. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. (Spokesman)

Wagner, Lillian J. (McKinnon)

Lillian J. Wagner—Passed away Nov 2, 1981 in Spokane. Her home Harrington, WA. Survived by one son, Gordon Wagner, Moscow, ID; one daughter, Linda Green, Harrington; 4 grandchildren; one brother, Cecil McKinnon, Davenport, WA. A member of the Methodist Church, Harrington. Graveside services Nov 4, 1981 at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman)

(Funeral Program in Memory of Lillian J. Wagner. Born Feb 8, 1915 at Davenport, WA. Passed away Nov 2, 1981 in Spokane, WA.) (She was the widow of Herman John Wagner; he died 8-07-1978.)

Wagner, Verle J.  d. 4-08-2006

“Verle J. Wagner, Age 75.—Entered into rest on April 8, 2006 in Midland, TX. Her home was Harrington, WA. She is survived by her four children: Caryol Wagner, Barbara McDowell (and Ray), John Wagner (and Linda), Diane Rustik (and Mike); grandchildren, Mike, Amber, Micah (and Jessica), Matthew, Jordan, Courtney, John, and Chelsea; great grandson Owen; three brothers, Glenn Spilker (and Joanne), Bob Spilker (and Kay), and Ernest Spilker (and Alice). She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Lona (Eldridge) Spilker, her husband John W. Wagner and brother George Spilker. Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Harrington United Methodist Churchwith Pastor Cindy Wuts, officiating. Concluding Services and Vault Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington,WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, entrusted with services.”  (Spokesman-Review: 4-16-2006)

Wallace, Charles F. --- 6-24-1962

“Charles Franklin Wallace. Died: 6-24-1962. Burial: Harrington Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” ( Lincoln Co Health burial permit)

Wallace, Hallie --- Jan 1971

Hollie Wallace. Died: 1-02-1971. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” ( Lincoln Co Health burial permit) “Hallie Wallace.—Her home, E318 Providence. Mother of Mrs. C. H. (Frankie) Bartoo, Spokane; Mrs. David (Ruth) Helm, Spokane; Roland F. Wallace, Spokane; Charles R. Wallace, San Lorenzo, CA. Member of Central Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lifetime resident of the area. Funeral services, Tuesday, Jan 5, 12 noon, Gothic Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial at Harrington WA, Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 1-14-1971)  

Wallace, Infant of Chas,-d.1905

Walters, Dahle E.

Dahle E. Walters—Passed away at his home in Harrington, WA. Survived by numerous friends in the Harrington area. Was a Sgt in the US Marine Corps during WW I. Employed by Karl & John Kupers Farm for the past 17 years. Graveside services will be held March 5, 1981 at Hillcrest cemetery. The Odessa VFW participating in the Graveside Services. (Spokesman Review)

Walters, Merle R.

Funeral services for Merle R. Walters, 24, of Costs Mesa, CA, were held from Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Saturday, Oct 19, 1968. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Survivors include his father, Murlin W. Gates of Dayton; his mother, Mrs. Wilma Walters of Portland, OR; one sister, Mrs. Marlene Overmyer of Reardan; his step-father, Karl Walters of Harrington; his grand-parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Snider of Ritzville. (Dav. Times-24 Oct 1968)  

Warren, Celestia, (no dates)

Warren, Jessie Luzze (Tiffany)

Mrs. Jessie Luzze Warren, 75, of Route One, Lake Stevens, died July 8 in Snohomish. She was born May 21, 1874 in Seward County, NE, and went to Sultan where she was raised and spent most of her life. She went to Lake Stevens from Lake City, five months ago. Mrs. Warren is survived by one son, Roswell Leland Warren, Lake Stevens, and one brother, Charles Tiffany, of Sultan. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Sultan. Interment to be held Thursday in Harrington, WA.—Snohomish County Tribune. July 14, 1949. Mrs. Warren resided at Harrington for a number of years, where she and her husband owned the Cozy Apartments. A few years after the death of her husband, she traded her local property for holdings on the Coast. (Citizen-22 July 1949)

Warren, Joseph W.

Death came as a welcome relief to this sufferer who was stricken on July 27, 1934, with a stroke of apoplexy; Joseph W. Warren passed away Monday Sept 5, 1938. Joseph W. Warren was born Apr 20, 1886 in Iowa and came with his parents to Sultan, WA, where he worked in his father’s drug store, Dr B. F. Warren. Here he married Miss Jessie Tiffney and came to eastern WA the following year. Sixteen years ago they came from the farm near Rocklyn to Harrington, and in recent years have conducted the Cozy Apartments. Surviving Mr. Warren are his widower; one son Russell; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Warren of Vay ID. (Citizen-9 Sept 1938)

Warren, Roswell Leland, ..d.15 Aug 54

Warwick, Alice, (Nancy Alice)

Alice, 12 years 6 months and 25 days of age, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Warwick of Mohler, died at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, Nov 2, 1914, as a result of fever and an operation for appendicitis. She was escorted from Mohler to Harrington, where Rev W. S. Lake of the First Baptist church performed the sad rites Tuesday. She was buried in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-6 Nov 1914)  

Warwick, Billie Elizabeth (Leigh)

“Billie Elizabeth Warwick of Bluestem died Nov 9, 1988 at her home. She was 63. Mrs. Warwick was born July 8, 1925 in Tyler, to Edward and Josie Leigh, and raised in Sprague. In 1940 she married Bill Warwick.  The couple lived in California for a short time but soon returned to Washington. They made their home in Harrington and then Bluestem where they have lived for the past 43 years. At Bluestem they raise their four sons and four daughters. She is survived by her husband, Bill, 4 sons, Bill of Bluestem, Floyd of Davenport, Jim of Oklahoma and Randy of Davenport; and 4 daughters, Lou Lane of Odessa, Jo Buckingham of Davenport, Ronda Shoail of Saudi Arabia and Brenda Warwick of Oregon; her mother, Josie Leigh of Spokane; one brother and 4 sisters, 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Nov 12. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington with Bishop Merv Preston officiating. Pall bearers were Cliff Warwick, Randy Warwick, Jerry Lane, Floyd Warwick, James Warwick and Jeff Lane. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Dav. Times:  11-17-1988)

Warwick, Billie Elizabeth (Leigh)

Billie Elizabeth Warwick of Bluestem died Nov 9, 1988 at her home. She was 63. Mrs. Warwick was born July 8, 1925 in Tyler, to Edward and Josie Leigh, and raised in Sprague. In 1940 she married Bill Warwick. She is survived by her husband, Bill, 4 sons (Bill, Floyd, Jim and Randy) and 4 daughters, Lou Lane, Jo Buckingham, Ronda Shoail and Brenda Warwick; her mother, Josie Leigh; one brother and 4 sisters. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times)

Warwick, Billie Rockford Sr.

Funeral services for Billie R. Warwick Sr. of Bluestem was Wednesday; interment was at Hillcrest cemetery. Mr. Warwick passed away Dec 20, 1992 in Bluestem. He was born Apr 22, 1918 in Rockford, WA, to Wm Rufus and Virginia Ethel (Cofer) Warwick. He is survived by 4 sons, Billie Ray Warwick Jr., Floyd E Warwick, James D. Warwick and Randy Warwick; 4 daughters, Lou Lane, Jo Buckingham, Ronda Rose Shoail, and Brenda Elizabeth McKinley; 2 sisters, Ruth DeVore and Frances Hardy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Elizabeth Warwick in 1988; 2 sisters, Mary Parsons and Wilba Reid; and 3 brothers, Roy, Glen and Earl Warwick. (Dav. Times)

Warwick, Denny Raymond

Denny Warwick was born Aug 29, 1892 near Bluestem, WA on the farm his parents, Maynard and Sarilda Warwick homesteaded. He died at the Sacred Heart Hospital June 9, 1976. He was the youngest and last survivor of six children. He married Mary Dorothea Timm Nov 18, 1915, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. August Timm. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Elaine) Morse and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-17 June 1976)

Warwick, Donivan E.

Donivan E. Warwick—Passed away Nov 12, 1989 at Davenport, WA. His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary Alice Warwick, at the home; two sons, Donald E. Warwick, Moscow, ID, George R. (Rusty) Warwick and his wife Vicki, Davenport, WA; two daughters, Karla Novotney and her husband Bill, Harrington, WA, Karyn Jo Lee, Davenport, WA; 10 grandchildren. Memorial service Nov 16, 1989 at Strate's Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. (Spokesman)

Warwick, Elizabeth Jean (White)

Mrs. Elizabeth Warwick passed away at the home of her son, C. C. Warwick here Sunday morning. Elizabeth Jean White was born March 31, 1860 near Cleveland, TN and came west in 1888 with Mr. & Mrs. L. P. Turner, pioneers of Harrington. On April 21, 1888 she was married to R Warwick. The family made their home at Mohler, WA, until 1923 when they moved to Hayden Lake, ID. In 1924 they returned to this region. Mrs. Warwick was a descendant of Peregrine White, who was the first Pilgrim child born to English parents in America and in recognition of this these Pilgrim parents were given a grant of land in Virginia. Surviving are four sons: Moss and C C of Harrington, Lovell of Chico, CA, and Rufus of Mohler; one brother, Harrison White of Cleveland, TN… Funeral services were held from the Funeral Home Wednesday. (Citizen-5 June 1936)

Warwick, Geneva Ellen,  (infant) 1910

The little babe of Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Warwick died Thursday of last week (June 30, 1910). The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. (Citizen-9 July 1910) The mother Genevieve A. White Warwick died July 22, 1910. (see also)

Warwick, Genevieve (White)

Geneva Annabelle Warwick (nee White), who died at Mohler, WA, July 22, 1910, was born in Georgetown, TN, April 30, 1877, and came to WA in 1888; having been a constant resident ever since. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss four children, Roy, Alice, Glenn and Earl, and the little babe born to her a short time ago preceded her in death. She is also survived by her mother, Eliza Warwick, step-father, Russell Warwick, and 3 half-brothers, Moss, Lovell and Clifford. Mrs. Rufus Warwick became a Christian 15 years ago and two years ago she united with the Baptist church in Harrington, from which she was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Tuesday, July 25. (Citizen-28 July 1910)

Warwick, Gwendolyn Jaque, (d/o C. C.)

(Records at city hall show that the infant daughter of C. C. Warwick, named Gwendolyn Jaque Warwick, died at Wilson Creek, WA. No date of birth or death were recorded. It appears to have occurred prior to 1926. Burial was in Block 7 Lot 66.)

Warwick, Martha (Hinshaw)

Funeral services for Martha Warwick were held July 2 at Strate Funeral Home. She passed away June 29, 1968 at Sacred Heart hospital. She was born Sept 3, 1898 at Mohler. Survivors are one son, Don Warwick; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Bakken; a brother, Harold Hinshaw; and 2 sisters, Mrs.Dan Douglass and Mrs. Vera Clark, both of Colville; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grand-children.... Interment was at Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-11 July 1968)  

Warwick, Mary Alice 2006

"Entered into rest on Friday, March 17, 2006 in Davenport, WA; her home was Harrington, WA. Member of the Harrington United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Davenport Chapter #131, the City Clerk in Harrington from 1967-1979 and City Treasurer from 1980 until her death. She had just been re-elected in 2005 to serve a four-year term. She is survived by two sons, Donald E Warwick and Claudia of Syringa, ID; George R. (Rusty) Warwick of Davenport, WA; two daughters, Karla Ann Novotney and Bill of Harrington, WA; and Karyn Jo Lee of Davenport, WA; 10 grandchildren: Martha Jo Sells, Melissa Ann Schafer, Susan Lee Aldridge, Debra Alice Bruce, Kristan Anna Warwick, Troy Jay Warwick, Traci Dawn Good, Christopher Craig Warwick, Brian Russell Warwick and Taylor Donald Warwick; 9 great grandchildren; 3 brothers: Claude and Wilma Schieche of Tempe, AZ; George Schieche of Bayview, ID; and Bill Schieche and Lorna of Spangle, WA; 3 sisters: Viola Sweet of Puyallup, WA; Jamie and Jay Bingham of Spokane, WA; and Anna and Ted Orwiler of Spokane, WA; numerous nieces and nephews including Lanny Bakken of Spokane, WA, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Donivan Warwick, 1989, her parents, Joseph and Hazel (Hubbard) Schieche, one brother, Joe, during WW II and daughter-in-law, Diana Warwick in 1986. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Harrington United Methodist Church with Pastor Cynthia Wuts officiating. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Services directed by Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA." (Spokesman: 3-18-2006; photos in original) "Mary Alice Schieche Warwick. Born: Sept 25, 1914, Spangle, WA. Passed Away March 17, 2006, Davenport, WA. Funeral services, March 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. Special Music: ‘Say a Prayer For Mama’-Shaun Beebe, Soloist; ‘One Day at a Time’-Billie Herron, Organist, Karla Novotney, Pianist and Soloist. Postlude Music: Linda Wagner, Pianist. Concluding Services: Hillcrest Cemetery. Casket Bearers: Martha Sells, Melissa Schafer, Susan Aldridge, Debra Bruce, Kristan Warwick, Troy Warwick, Traci Good, Christopher Warwick, Brian Warwick, Taylor Warwick. Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow, But remember me in every tomorrow; Remember the Joy, the Laughter, the Smiles." (Funeral Program; photos in original)

Warwick, Mary D. (Timm) 1987

Mary D. Warwick—(age 90) passed away Aug 28, 1987 at her home, Harrington, WA. Survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Floyd Morse, Harrington; a grandson and his wife, Courtney and Karen Morse, Harrington; granddaughter and her husband, JoAnn and Jack Evans, Richland, WA; Patricia and her husband, James Felton, Richland, WA... Member of the OES and past Matron of the Bright Hope Chapter. Charter member of Bluestem Grange and the Women’s Fellowship of the Community Cong. church of Harrington. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge. (excerpt Spokesman Review, undated)  “Funeral services for Mary Dorthea Timm Warwick, 90, of Harrington, were held Tuesday, Sept 1, in the Harrington Community Congregational Church. Rev John Brandon, her neighbor, officiated. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. She died in her home in Harrington, Friday, Aug 28, 1987. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denny, in 1976.  Mrs. Warwick’s parents, August W and Dorthea Buhr Timm immigrated from Germany in 1888, and settled near Harrington, where Mary was born on Nov 14, 1896. She was the seventh of thirteen children and the last surviving. She married Denny R Warwick, son of another pioneer family on Nov 18, 1915. Denny and Mary farmed in Lincoln County for over thirty years. In 1947 they retired from the farm his parents had homesteaded, six miles east of Harrington. Their daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Floyd Morse continued on the farm until they retired in 1976. At that time, their son and daughter-in-law, Courtney and Karen Morse began farming.  During her lifetime, Mrs. Warwick enjoyed working in her yard, playing bridge and bowling. She was a charter member of the Bluestem Grange, a member of the Women’s Fellowship of the Harrington Community Congregational Church and a Past Matron of Bright Hope Chapter, OES. She was also a ground observer for the Air Defense Command during World War II. Last November, she celebrated her 90th birthday with an open house at her home, at which time she enjoyed visiting with many friends and relatives.  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Floyd Morse, Harrington; grandson and his wife, Courtney and Karen Morse, Harrington; granddaughters and their husbands, JoAnn and Jack Evans, Richland ; Patricia and James Felton, Richland ; four great grandchildren, Lindsey and Carly Morse, Harrington, and Amy and Jeffrey Evans,Richland; brother-in-law, Lyle C. Bailey, Harrington; sister-in-law, Lucile Timm, Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pall bearers for the service were Chester Timm, Duane Timm, Robert V, Adams, Bill Oestreich, George Carpy and Ed Clingenpeel.” ( Davenport Times:  9-10-1987)

Warwick, Mattie E.

There has been several typhoid victims near Moscow during the last few weeks. Mattie Warwick, aged sixteen, died Oct 31st and another sister is reported very low. Edna Mowlds also died Oct 30th. (LCT-12 Nov 1896)

Warwick, Moss Everett

Moss Everett Warwick was born April 1, 1889 at Mohler, WA. He was reared in this district. He married Martha Hinshaw and two children were born to this union. In 1929 they came to Harrington. Moss was a member of the Lodge No 160, IOOF. Funeral services were conducted from the Community church. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. Surviving Mr. Warwick is his wife, at the home here; two children, Donivan Warwick of Harrington and Mrs. Pete Bakken (Marjorie) of Spokane; two brothers, Lovell and Clifford Warwick, Sacramento, CA; sister-in-law, Mrs. Rufus Warwick, Harrington. (Citizen-22 July 1949)

Warwick, Ned, (1884)

No obituary available. Ned Warwick was born Jan 11, 1883 to James Filmore and Rebecca Frances (Webster) Warwick, pioneers of the Edwall district. Ned died Jan 31, 1884. James Filmore Warwick was a brother to Russell Lowell Warwick, pioneer of the Harrington/Mohler districts.

Warwick, Russell Lowell

Russel Warwick answered the summons of his Maker Sunday, May 21, 1933. The immediate cause of death was bronchitis and bronchial pneumonia. He was 83 years, 9 months and 9 days old. Surviving him, besides his widow, are four sons, Rufus of Mohler, WA; Moss and Cliff of Harrington; Lovell of Chico, CA; one sister, Mrs. Chas Dickenson, Dayton, WA; 3 brothers, C. C. Warwick of Dayton, WA; W. G Warwick, Nampa, ID; E. E. Warwick, Omak, WA. The funeral service was held at the Community Congregational church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-26 May 1933)

Warwick, Scott J.

Death came to Scotty Warwick, 16 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Warwick (Marne Jean Lueck), in CA. He had been ill two months with cancer. Scott James Warwick was born June 13, 1950 in Portland, OR. With his parents he moved to Sherman Oaks, in the Los Angeles area, ten years ago. Last rites were held Sept 1 in Sherman Oaks. The body was transported to Harrington, where under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Scott was laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery beside Scott’s maternal grandfather, Andrew Lueck, his great-grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kerr; and other kinfolk, Mrs. Eliza Kerr, Mr. & Mrs. Amon, Mrs. Helen Kerr and Arlyn Mayfield McDermot. Besides the parents, and 19 year old brother Randall, Scott is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W. O. Warwick; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Lueck. (Dav. Times-8 Sept 1966) (Walter O. Warwick was buried in Goldenrod Cemetery in Whitman Co, WA.)

Warwick, Virginia Ethel  

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Virginia Ethel Warwick Dec 16 at Strate Funeral Home. Mrs. Warwick passed away Dec 12, 1968 in a hospital where she had been admitted after a fall last Nov. Mrs. Warwick was born in Georgetown, TN on Sept 30, 1888. Her parents were Joseph and Frances Cofer. She came west to Spokane in 1914 where she was married to William Rufus Warwick; he was engaged in wheat farming in the Mohler area, where they resided until 1944. They moved to Harrington where Mr. Warwick passed away in 1947. She is survived by a son Bill R. Warwick; a step-son, Roy L. Warwick; four daughters, Wilma Reid, Frances Hardy, Ruth DeVore and Mary Ethel Parsons. Interment was at Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-26 Dec 1968)

Warwick, Walter M., --- 1896

No obituary found. Walter Marion Warwick was born May 24, 1876 in Linn Co, Oregon to James Filmore and Rebecca Frances (Webster) Warwick. They came to Lincoln Co in 1883 and resided in the Edwall/Sassin area where Walter is shown in census material. He died Jan 13, 1896, burial in Hillcrest.

Warwick, William Rufus  

Death entered the Warwick home Thursday of last week, as a surprise visitor, and claimed W. R. Warwick. Mr. Warwick left the home shortly before noon, and upon returning about 1:30 found her husband on the floor, unconscious, from an attack of cerebral hemorrhage. He died a little past midnight, about 12:30 AM, Friday. Mr. Warwick had been feeling fine lately, and was well when his wife left him that morning. William Rufus Warwick was born in Knoxville, TN, Sept 6, 1871. When a lad of three years, he came west in a wagon train, with his parents to Linn Co, Oregon. Six years later the family moved to Dayton, WA. Here his mother passed away. Several years later with his father, he took up a homestead just north of Mohler. In 1893 he married Geneva White and to this union were born five children: two daughters, Alice who died as a girl, and Geneva, who died in infancy; and three sons, Earl, Roy and Glenn, all of Chico, CA. His companion passed away in 1910. In 1914 he married Mrs. Virginia McInturf. To this union were born four children: Frances (Mrs. Richard Hardy), Ruth (Mrs. Bill Whitney), Billie, and Ethel (Mrs. Francis Parsons)... Surviving him are his widow at home, four sons, three daughters and a step-daughter, Mrs. Clarence Reid (Wilba McInturf); 14 grandchildren; 3 half-brothers, Moss Warwick of Harrington, and Lovell and Clifford of Chico, CA, an aunt, two uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mr. Warwick will live in the memory of his family and friends as a happy, good natured man. He was a large man, more than six feet tall and weighed more than 200 pounds.... Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Reid and family of Marshall, Mrs. Henry Reid of Spokane, and Mr. & Mrs. Harold Jeske of Odessa, were out of town attendants at the services. Mrs. Jeske is a cousin of Mrs Warwick’s. (Cit. 7 Feb 1947)

Watson, Alma (Griffith)

Memorial services for Alma M. Watson were held in Tekoa on Aug 18. Graveside services were in Hillcrest Cemetery. Alma Griffith, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Griffith, was born in Mohler on Aug 26, 1894. She graduated from ninth grade in Mohler and attended Cheney Normal for two years of teacher’s training. She taught school at the Willow Springs School near Mohler. Andy Kaputa, his sister, the Reker children and her brother Cecil were among her pupils. She married Brud Watson in 1914 and they lived in Harrington on the Olson Homestead until 1946, moving to Spokane and then Tekoa. Survivors include her husband, Brud A. Watson, two sons, Robert and Boyd; two daughters, Elva Edwards and Berna Easton; two sisters, Frances Ray and Hazel Griffin; one brother, Cecil Griffith.  (Dav. Times-28 Aug 1969)

Watson, Anna (Jefferis)

Mrs. James Watson died at her home Tuesday, Jan 25, 1955. She had been ill many months. She was in a coma her last few days. Anna Jefferis, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Enoch Jefferis, was born Dec 29, 1865 in MO. Her father, a soldier in the Civil War, was killed during the last year of the war; her mother died when she was six. The orphaned girl was reared by grandparents, and an uncle and aunt. May 10, 1885 she was married to James Watson. Mr. Watson died Oct 11, 1947. Mrs. Watson was a member of the Free Methodist church… (Citizen-28 Jan 1955)

Watson, Brud,--- 2-11-1976

Watson, Cora

Died on Monday, Nov 24, 1902, Cora, the 16 year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Watson, who reside four miles west of town. The deceased was stricken with spinal meningitis a week before her death. The funeral took place on Wednesday in the Presbyterian church Rev A A Powers officiating. A large number of sympathizing friends of the sorrowing family were present, and many beautiful floral offerings were in evidence. All join in extending their condolence to the bereaved ones in this time of affliction. (Citizen-28 Nov 1902)

Watson, infant , d/o Jas

Died.—Sept 4, 1899, the three year old daughter of James Watson, of acute entiritis. (Citizen-8 Sept 1899)

Watson, James “Frank”, –5-25-1975

Watson, James T. 

"Life Closes at 83 For James Watson. Death has closed the last chapter in the life of a Harrington pioneer of three score years, James Taylor Watson. In 1889 he bet the Government his energy and resourcefulness against 160 acres of land that he could exist on it for five years. And he won. That was before the whistle of a Great Northern locomotive mingled with the shrill night call of the coyote; when this, now winter wheat empire, was native bunch grass and sage brush, alive with prairie chickens, jack rabbits and range cattle and horses. With the passing of this sturdy pioneer who 'held the plow himself and drove' is closed a wealth of experiences common to all pioneers—the winning from the soil with the sweat-producing implements of that day—the hoe, shovel, rake; the plow, harrow, scythe; all done on foot. But he lived to see the tractor replace the thirty-horse-drawn combines; the loose grain elevators replace the sacked-grain warehouses; the automobile supplant the wagon and hack; and his late years were spent in a modern residence. His was a full life, with a good wife and with a family of fine children. James Watson was born April 9, 1864 in Saline County, Missouri, the son of Mr & Mrs James A Watson, and one of a family of six girls and three boys. He grew to manhood there, and May 10, 1885 married his school sweetheart, Anna Jefferis. Coming west the following week, they resided in the Sacramento Valley two years, and in 1887 came to this area where Mr Watson worked on farms until 1889 when he homesteaded land west of town, which with additional land purchased since then, they still own. In 1921 they moved to town, and in more recent years Mr Watson had completely retired from farming. Mr Watson was a member of the Baptist church. After a long illness which called for his enduring patience, he passed away at his home early Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the Community church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Rev T O Weatherby minister of the Church of the Nazarene officiating clergyman. The last rites were under direction of Mr and Mrs Eli Duncan of the Duncan Funeral Service here. Mrs Frank Scott sang 'Shall We Gather at the River', and 'Good Night Here, But Good Morning Up There', both family requests. Mrs Adelia Scott accompanied at the piano. Pall bearers were Gus Swenson, Lyle Bailey, Frank Scott, Robert Stone, George Knapp, and Herbert Defabaugh. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery where a daughter, who died in childhood, is buried. Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, B A Watson and Frank Watson, two daughters, Mrs J Q Thomas (Stella) and Mrs Emil Jahn (Jessie); 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Coming from out of town for the last rites were Mr and Mrs Harry Willis, Davenport, Boyd Watson, Mr and Mrs John Drinkard and Mrs Edith McGlinn, Spokane. And now, adieu, good neighbor; yours is a frontier, new to mortals, where time is not measured by years; where secrets that were concealed from you in the flesh, are now revealed." (Citizen-24 Oct 1947)

*Watson, (Johnny) Elizabeth (Pruitt)  d. 5-03-1946

"Earth’s ties which shackled her for several months to a bed of suffering were broken, when death came to Mrs Frank Watson Monday morning at 8:00 o'clock at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane. Ill for twenty-two months, and bedridden since the latter part of January, this young matron's illness baffled medical men. She received care by members of her family at her home until her condition continued to grow worse. A month ago she was taken to the hospital. Immediate cause of her death was hypothetic pneumonia caused by the poisons in her system from the skin malady she suffered. Johnny Elizabeth (Jackie) Pruitt was born Oct 5, 1904 in Texas. She was married to Frank Watson Sept 20, 1922 and came to Harrington to make her home on the Watson farm. She became a member of Liberty Grange several years ago. Private funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Bumgarner Funeral Home in Davenport with Rev E R Madson as clergyman in charge. Mrs Mae Huffman sang and was accompanied at the organ by Mrs Anna Jarvis. Pallbearers, all relatives, included Robert and Boyd Watson, Emil Jahn, Herb Rohland, Elmer Easton and Harry Willis. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. Surviving Mrs Watson are her husband and daughter, Frank Watson and Mrs Harry Willis (Dessie Mae); her father, George Pruitt of Colbert; two brothers, Leslie Pruitt of Ephrata and Len Pruitt of Spokane; five sisters, Mrs Bill Bachmann (Belle), Mrs Harold Rohlman (Mae), Mrs Roy Widmark (Beulah), of Ephrata, Mrs Herb Johnson (Donna), Coulee Dam; and Mrs John Rich (Ellen) of Berkley, California; and nieces and nephews. All of Mrs Watson's sisters and their husbands, her father, Mr and Mrs Len Pruitt and daughter, Mrs Davidson, and Mrs Lola Vaughn came for the last rites; also Mr and Mrs Elmer Easton from Pullman." (Citizen-7 June 1946)

Watson, Susan (city record)

(Susan Watson, aged 3 or 4 years, daughter of James and Anna Watson, was buried in Block 7 Lot 7 of Hillcrest Cemetery. No date of birth or death is known.)

Weaver, Grace (Gibbons) 1959 

Tombstone, ashes. “Grace I Weaver. Died: 17 Feb 1959, age 77, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: Francis M
Gibbons. Mother: Irene E Estes. Batch Id #523583.” (WA State Death Records)

Wegele, Katherine (Braun)

Funeral services for Katherine Wegele, 95, were held Monday, Jan 8, 1968. Katherine Braun was born in Russia (in 1872). While yet a very small child she came with her parents to the US. She remembered there had been a very bad storm at sea and numerous vaccinations while at Ellis Island before being allowed to land and depart for their new home in Jansen, NE. There in Feb 1896 she was married to Peter Wegele. In Feb 1899 they came west to Ritzville until 1901 when they moved to a homestead north of Wilson Creek and resided there 20 years. They moved to Harrington in 1920 and Peter died there in 1932. (Citizen-12 Jan 1968)

Wegele, Peter John

After an illness of about a year from heart trouble, Peter John Wegele was called to the other shore on Aug 11, 1932. Peter John Wegele was born in Russia, Dec 26, 1873 and died at his home in Harrington. He emigrated to America with his parents when a lad of but 10 years settling at Beatrice, NE. In 1893 he was united in marriage to Katherine Brown (Braun) and in 1899 he and his young family located in Ritzville for two years and moved to Wilson Creek for 20 years. In 1920 they removed to Harrington where they have since made their home.  Surviving him are are his widow, two sons, Ed and Harry; six daughters, Mrs. Will Bass, Mrs. E. N. Donegan, Mrs. H. McPeak, Mrs. E. A Tiedt, Margaret and Helen; one brother, two sisters and 9 grandchildren. Preceding him in death was qan infant daughter, Louise, who was buried 25 years ago, on the day of her father’s funeral, Aug 14th. (Citizen-19 Aug 1932)

Weisgerber, Elizabeth A. (Bell)

Word comes through Mrs. John Weisgerber of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Will Weisgerber in Colville. Last rites have been set for Friday at Colville and burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery that day. Her husband, who preceded her in death some years ago, is buried in Hillcrest. Mrs. Weisgerber (Elizabeth Bell) was born in July 1876 in Bloomfield, Iowa and came with her parents to the Latah area in the late 1870’s. Miss Bell and Will Weisgerber were married in 1900. They resided in Harrington for many years. (Citizen-2 Apr 1964)

Weisgerber, John Darrow

John Darrow Weisgerber, aged 2 years, 9 months, 25 days, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Weisgerber, died Monday, July 15, 1912 at Clarkston, WA, where he was recently taken in the hope that the change would benefit him. The funeral was participated in by the Pythian Sisters and the Knights of Pythias, and was conducted at the First Presbyterian church on July 17. Six little girls—Violet Birge, Edith and Florence Witt, Marguerite McInnis, Rose Evelyn Harberson and Cleo Brown acting as pall bearers. From the church the remains were followed to the Harrington Cemetery where they were tenderly laid to rest. Little Jack was suddenly stricken with a strange malady which for five months baffled the best medical skill of the city. It is said that less than 50 cases of this kind are of record in medical history and that not one ever recovered. (Citizen-19 July 1912)

Weisgerber, Wm H --- 1957

“William Henry Weisgerber. Died: 22 July 1957, age 84, Chewelah, Stevens Co, WA. Father: Lewis Weisgerber. Mother: Amelia Schonk. Batch ID #506599.” (WA State Death Records) 

Weishaar, John W.

John W. Weishaar (age 37)—Passed away March 27, 1999 in Spokane. His home, Davenport, WA. He is survived by his parents, Warren and Susan (Shelby) Weishaar at the home; two brothers, Mike Weishaar, Davenport, WA and Barry Weishaar, Harrington, WA; two sisters, Terrea Weishaar, Seattle, WA and Melissa Ray, Molena, GA; Funeral services April 2, 1999, Chapel of Strqate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. (Spokesman) (Born 7-09-1961)

Weishaar, Susan A.,

Susan A. Weishaar (age 66)—Passed away May 15, 2001 in Davenport, WA. She is survived by her husband Warren Weishaar at the home; two sons, Michael Weishaar, Davenport, WA and Barry Weishaar, Harrington; two daughters, Terrea Weishaar, Lynnwood, WA and Melissa Ray, Thomaston, GA; Private family interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman)

"Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 22, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington for Susan A. Weishaar. Mrs. Weishaar, who was 66 years old, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Davenport, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec 20, 1934, in Port Townsend, WA, the daughter of Duane and Pauline (Johnson) Shelby. In 1954, she married Warren Weishaar in Moses Lake. They lived in Odessa, where they farmed. They then moved to Baker City, OR, where they farmed for 17 years. In 1974, they returned to farm in the Harrington-Davenport area. She was a homemaker all her life. She is survived by her husband, Warren Weishaar, at the home; two sons, Michael Weishaar, of Davenport, and Barry Weishaar, of Harrington; two daughters, Terrea Weishaar, of Lynnwood, WA, and Melissa Ray, of Thomaston, GA; one grandson, Bobby Ray, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, John Weishaar. Pastor Jay Timm officiated at the services. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements." (Odessa Record: 5-24-2001)

Welch, Catherine (Grinnell) Snyder

Mrs. Warren Welch passed away Tuesday noon at the Spokane sanitarium. She was stricken with a stroke Feb 17. Mrs. Welch was born Catherine Grinnell, Aug 25, 1878 at Williams, CA. She came to the Rocklyn area when she was five years old with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. E. J Grinnell. She married Dan Snyder and the family resided in Bluestem for many years. Mr. Snyder died in 1933 and in 1936 she married Warren Welch. In 1947 they purchased the Bethel residence on School Hill. Mrs. Welch is survived by her husband; daughter, Mrs. Mary Deeds, CA; step-children, Leslie Welch in Spokane and Mrs. Hazel Whitney, Davenport; brother, Chan Grinnell in Seattle, and sister, Rolla Fawler, Detroit, MI. Last rites will be from the Evangelical church of which she was a member. (Citizen-8 May 1959)

Wenrick, Ada Mae (Hoisington)

Mrs. Ada Mae Wenrick died at her home in Harrington Monday (Oct 24, 1921) with Brights disease and heart trouble. Deceased was born at Grinnell, Iowa, Jan 21, 1884. At two years of age she moved with her parents to Elgin, NE where she finished the high school. In 1902 the family moved to Harrington. On Aug 5, 1902 she married Harry Wenrick and one child, Viola, now Mrs. Arthur Moore, was born to this union. Deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. O. Hoisington, one daughter, Viola, 3 sisters, Mrs. M. E. Bennett, Mrs. Irma Huffman and Fern Hoisington; and 2 brothers, Chester and Ray. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-28 Oct 1921)

Wesp, Alma Carrie (Timby)

Alma Timby was born Sept 16, 1884 at Grass Valley, CA. She was married to Guy Wesp in 1912 and in Sept 1914 the couple came to Harrington to reside. They farmed for many years and in 1937 moved to town. Mr. Wesp died in Sept 1947. The past 5 months Mrs. Rhodes cared for Mrs. Wesp in her home. Mrs. Wesp died Aug 14, 1957 at the Odessa hospital. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband. Mrs. Gladys Terry of CA and Mrs. Fannie Lonquist of ID, nieces of Mrs. Wesp, and Mrs. Emily Weaver of Wardner came for the last rites. (Citizen-23 Aug 1957)

Wesp, Carrie I.

The subject of this obituary was born Dec 31, 1889 and departed this life March 22, 1916, at Medical Lake in the big hospital where her mental ailments had been successfully treated until her mind was restored, when typhoid fever blotted out the hope. (Citizen-31 March 1916) (Miss Carrie Wesp was the daughter of Sylvester Robert and Mary E. Wesp.)

Wesp, Guy Sylvester

Guy Wesp passed away at the Deaconess hospital of a heart attack Sept 8, 1947. Born Dec 17, 1879 in Chickasaw Co, Iowa, Guy Sylvester Wesp came to WA in 1884 with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester Wesp, where they homesteaded land northwest of town. In 1912, Mr. Wesp married Alma Temby, and the couple made their home here. (Citizen-11 Sept 1947)

Wesp, Mary E. (Grawe)

Mary E. Wesp was born July 12, 1851, at Bradford, Iowa, where she lived the first 33 years of her life. There she was married to S. P Wesp and in 1884 they came West. Arriving in Sprague by train, they came by wagon to the farm which they homesteaded southeast of town. Mr. Wesp passed away in 1927 and his widow moved to town. Four children, besides her husband, preceded her in death—Mabel Schnurr, Gertrude Cameron, Carrie Wesp and Sydney Wesp. Surviving Mrs. Wesp are her son Guy and grandchildren. Interment was in the Wesp family plot in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-13 Jan 1939)

Wesp, Sidney P.

Sidney Wesp died at his home Monday evening June 19, (1911) very suddenly. He came in from Davenport where he had been on jury duty. He rode out to the farm home of his father, S. P. Wesp. Starting with twitches of the body, death came when they merged into a kind of a spasm. The funeral was held yesterday, Thursday. The remains were interred in the Harrington cemetery. “Sid” Wesp was born Feb 13, 1874, came to this state with his parents when about 15 years of age and has resided here since. Sidney Wesp owned a farm adjoining that of his father, and this he transferred to his mother a few hours before his death. (Citizen-23 June 1911)

Wesp, Sylvester Robert, d. 11-12-27

Sylvester Robert Wesp was born in Canada, Dec 25, 1847 and died at Harrington, WA, Nov 12, 1927. His ancestry goes back to Germany on the paternal side and to Wales where his mother claimed her nativity. When but 3 years old, his parents emigrated with him to the US and settled in NY. After some years another move was made to WI. He preceded his parents to New Hampton, Iowa, then to MO where he taught school, returning to Iowa. He was united in Marriage with Miss Mary Grawe in 1873 and to this union were born 5 children. In 1885 they moved to CA for a year and then came up the coast to WA and ID, prospecting for a while. He homesteaded land northwest of Harrington and divided his time between teaching and farming. Mr. Wesp passed 44 years on his fine farm. He enjoyed the best of health until his final illness, when stricken with apoplexy Tuesday the 8th inst and was rendered unconscious and remained so until the end came on Nov 12, 1927. Mr Wesp leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Mary E. Wesp, one son, Guy, 5 brothers and 3 sisters—George, W. N., S. P., P. S., Joseph, Mrs. Libby Shaffer, Mrs. Amy DeGroff and Mary Orms. Another brother, John Wesp, Anoka, MN, died Nov 5, unbeknown to the subject of this obituary. Burial was in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-18 Nov 1927)

Wheeldon, George Jr., (day)

On Monday July 1st, a son was born to Mr. Mrs. George Wheeldon, but the little fellow only lived a few hours. Burial was made in the Harrington Cemetery. In the loss of their first born, the parents have the sympathy of all of their friends, many of whom have suffered the same sorrow in having to part with the firstfruits of their affections. (Citizen-July 5, 1912)

Wheeldon, George Wakefield Sr.

George W. Wheeldon died Saturday at Deaconess hospital in Spokane following a short illness. He was stricken with a heart attack. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Loren Worthington (Elizabeth); two sons, Herbert H. and Arthur M. Wheeldon. George Wakefield Wheeldon was born Jan 6, 1872 in Columbus, Ohio, of English parentage, and was reared in MO. He began learning his trade, that of painter and paper hanger, at the age of 12. He enlisted and served 3 years under Capt Rogers on the training ship, St Marie; and he learned that the captain had known his mother before her marriage, as Miss Elizabeth Bell, in England. Leaving the sea, he crossed the US and came to Harrington some 40 years ago. He cooked for Harry Glascock, J. Gus Olson, Sport Wallace and John E. Russell. He married Miss Hattie Hazel Wright in 1910. She preceded him in death July 11, 1936.  (Citizen-3 Dec 1943)

Wheeldon, Hazel Hattie (Mrs. Geo.)

Mrs. George Wheeldon, who underwent an operation Thursday at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, passed away Saturday. Hazel Hattie Wright was born at Clear Lake, Iowa, Sept 26, 1882 and was left motherless in babyhood. She was adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Wm Pratt. In 1902 the family came west to Washington, which was their permanent home except for a two year residence at Craigmont, ID. July 4, 1910 she was married to George Wheeldon at Harrington and they reared a family in the community. Mrs. Wheeldon was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving Mrs. Wheeldon are her widower, 2 sons, Herbert and Arthur, one daughter, Elizabeth; one brother Arthur Wright in MN; 2 foster brothers, John Pratt and Wm Pratt. Her niece, Mrs. James Griffin was a recent visitor. Funeral services were held from the Evangelical church. Interment was in Hillcrest where rest three infant Wheeldon sons, Howard, George and Vernon, also her foster parents and one foster brother. (Citizen-July 1936)

Wheeldon, Howard Wm

The many friends of Mr. & Mrs. George Wheeldon are saddened to learn that their baby boy, Howard William, born March 8th, died last Tuesday of anemia. Funeral services were held at the home, Rev A. A. Powers officiating. Burial occurred at 4 PM Tuesday. (Citizen-March 23, 1917)

Wheeldon, Vernon (infant of Geo)

An infant son was born to Mr. & Mrs. George Wheeldon Monday of last week but it lived only a short while. The little one was buried in the Harrington Cemetery by the side of two other children of the family. (Citizen-2 April 1920)

Whitaker, Caroline S .

Mrs. Caroline S. Whitaker, whose home has been Bellingham for years, died there on Monday, June 17, 1912. The remains were shipped to Harrington and interred in the cemetery Thursday, June 20. She was the wife of the late J. R. Whitaker, used to reside near town. (Citizen-21 June 1912) City records show Block 6 Lot 43 owned by J. R. Whittaker. A card of thanks regarding their mother and grandmother’s death was signed by Luella N. C. Whittaker, Floyd & Ella Serginson and Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Harper on June 28, 1912.

Whitaker, J. R .

The last to join the host in the great beyond was J. R. Whitaker, one of the oldest pioneers of the county in years and residence, who was buried in the Harrington Cemetery last Tuesday afternoon. A funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church. Mr. Whitaker was born in PA in 1830 but spent more than three score and ten years in the west. His first visit to this state was more than 50 years ago, coming here when the gold fever was sweeping the country from west to east. He was so well impressed with the possibilities of WA that he returned from Nevada, 1880, settling upon a homestead four miles north of Harrington in which vicinity he has since resided, being engaged in the stock business principally. A wife and four daughters are left to mourn their loss. (Citizen-15 Jan 1904) One by one the old landmarks of the country are disappearing, and with them are going the pioneers who withstood the hardships and toils of the early days and are now being gathered to their reward. The last to join the host in the great beyond was J R Whitaker, one of the oldest pioneers of the county both in point of years and residence, who was buried in the Harrington Cemetery last Tuesday afternoon. A funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church, Rev. MacHenry preaching the sermon, and was attended by as large a crowd as has ever gathered at this place for such an occasion. Mr. Whitaker was born in Pennsylvania in 1830 but spent most of his more than three score and ten years in the West, being a natural born pioneer. His first visit to this state was more than 50 years ago, coming here when the gold fever was sweeping the country from west to east. …A wife and four daughters, with whom is the heart-felt sympathy of the entire community, are left to mourn their loss…(Citizen)  

White, Harry Everett

Harry Everett White passed away July 18, 1965 at Lincoln Memorial hospital in Davenport, following 12 days illness from a severe stroke. Mr. Whtie was born Aug 24, 1898 to Ona and Mary White, in Spokane. He was employed for many years by the postal department and was now retired. July 5, 1940 he married Lena Willms in Seattle. They came north this spring from CA and established their trailer on the home property of their son, Vic Meyer, at Harrington. Surviving Mr. Whtie, besides his wife, Lena, are 3 sons, Alan D. White, Robert E. White, and Ona D. White; 4 step-children, Robert G. Meyer, Donald L. Meyer, Mrs. Dorothy Welling, and Victor Meyer; 5 brothers, Arthur, Vere, Glen, Gene and Orville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Wolf, Mrs. Grace Adams and Mrs. Dorothy Fisher. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-22 July 1965)

White, infant,  at Edwall  ?

The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. White died in Spokane and was brought here for burial. (Edwall Column-Citizen-4 Oct 1901)

White, Lena Wilms Meyer

Lena Wilms Meyer White (age 100)—Passed away April 12, 1999 in Auburn, WA. Her home Davenport, WA. She is survived by four sons, Robert G. Meyer of Sumner, W, Donald L Meyer of Black Diamond, WA, Victor C. Meyer of Harrington, WA, Alan D. Meyers of Whitefish, MT; one daughter, Dorothy L. Welling of Burien, WA; 12 grand-children; on step-son, Robert White of Royal Oak, MI; one brother, Alber Wilms of Medical Lake, WA; one sister, Ella Price of Spokane, WA. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport, WA. Funeral services will be held April 17, 1999 from the Zion Lutheran Church. Concluding services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, WA. (Spokesman Review) (Born 1-11-1899)
Wilcox, Donna L 1934-2016

"Donna L Wilcox of Harrington, Washington was born Oct 11, 1934 in Harrington, WA toLester and Louise Smith. She passed away July 6, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Survived by son Jim (Kathy) Wilcox, daughters, Kathy (Randy) Oestreich, Kristy (Robert) Mielke.Preceded in death by husband, Les Wilcox and son Jack Wilcox. Also surviving Donna are eight grandchildren: Courtney, Tyson, Jaymie, Dusty, Mallory, Mariah, Miranda and Max; two step-grandchildren: Cara and Cory. Donna has nine great grandchildren. Survived by brother Lester Smith along with numerous nieces and nephews. Les and Donna married 1953. They were married 62 years. Donna worked as an Agriculture Secretary. Above all, Donna loved her family and grandchildren, and all at their activities. She followed them everywhere. Donna loved all family gatherings. There will be a graveside service at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, WA, Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is serving Donna's family." (Spokesman Review)

Wilcox, Les G  

"Les G Wilcox.—Of Harrington, Washington passed away June 17, 2015 in Spokane, WA. Les was born Nov 12, 1933 in Farmington, WA to Fred and Maria Wilcox. Married Donna Smith in 1953, served in the Armed Forces and returned to start his career in the Agricultural Fertilizer Industry in Harrington, WA. Les retired in 1998 after 40 years of service to the local farmers. Les was a member of the Harrington Lions Club, EMT and volunteer fireman. Les was involved in many community service projects. Above all, Les loved his family and grandchildren and all of their activities. He followed them everywhere. He also enjoyed Mack Mountain, hunting and Jeeps. Survived by wife Donna of 62 years along with son Jim (Kathy) Wilcox, daughters, Kathy (Randy) Oestreich, Kristy (Robert) Mielke. Also surviving Les are eight grandchildren: Courtney, Tyson, Jaymie, Dusty, Mallory, Mariah, Miranda and Max; two step grandchildren Cara and Cory; and nine great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Marilyn Arland along with numerous nieces and nephews. Les is preceded in death by son Jack Wilcox. There will be a graveside inurnment service at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, WA, on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Cynthia Wutz, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the Wilcox family." (Spokesman Review)

Wilder, Olivette Charlotte (York)

Olivette C. York Wilder was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington after funeral services Monday in Davenport. Mrs. Wilder, who died Friday in Davenport, was widowed earlier this month. Survivors included a daughter Norma Cox and 6 grandchildren. Mrs. Wilder was born in 1908 in Fort Thomas, Arizona. She was married to Rex Wilder in 1941 in NV and the couple moved to Harrington 15 years ago. (Dav. Times-31 Oct 1974)

Wilder, Relus “Rex”

The Rev Gary Tracy officiated yesterday at the funeral for Relus (Rex) M. Wilder, who died Saturday in an automobile accident. Wilder was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery. Wilder, who had retired from Harrington Manufacturing Co, and his wife had lived in Harrington 15 years. Survivors include his wife Olivette, and one daughter, Norma Cox; a sister, Jennie Nard; and a brother, Page Wilder. Relus Wilder was born in 1908 in Silver City, NM. (Citizen-17 Oct 1974)

Wilhelmy, Ora M., –bur. 3-26-1985

Wilhelmy, Sylvester (Dr)

Wilke, Letta F. (Larson)

Letta F. (Larson) Wilkie (Age 81)—Passed away peacefully on Jan 10, 1997 in Spokane, WA. Her home was Spokane, WA, formerly of Harrington, WA. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marty Bartlett of Widefield, CO, Jim and Mary Bartlett of Brewton, AL, and daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Richard Dickinson of Reardan, wA, two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Shirley Larson of Davenport, WA, Les and Rita Wilkie of Lee Summit, MO; two sisters, Mildred Kelly of Tacoma, WA Carma Gale of Fresno, CA. Interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman Review). (Born 1-19-1915)

Letta F (Larson) Wilkie (Age 81)—Passed away peacefully on Jan 10, 1997 in Spokane, WA. Her home was Spokane, WA, formerly of Harrington, WA. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marty Bartlett of Widefield, CO, Jim and Mary Bartlett of Brewton, AL, and daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Richard Dickinson of Reardan, WA, two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Shirley Larson of Davenport, WA, Les and Rita Wilkie of Lee Summit, MO; two sisters, Mildred Kelly of Tacoma, WA Carma Gale of Fresno, CA. Interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman Review). (Born 1-19-1915)

  “Former Harrington resident Letta Larson Wilkie passed away peacefully on Jan 10, 1997 in her Spokane home.  Wilkie, 81, was born in Glendive, MT on Jan 19, 1915. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marty Bartlett of Widefield, CO and Jim and Mary Bartlett of Brewton, Alabama; one daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Richard Dickinson of Reardan; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Don and Shirley Larson of Davenport and Les and Rita Wilkie of Le Summit, MO; and two sisters, Mildred Kelly of Tacoma and Carma Gale of Fresno, CA. Wilkie had 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. While in Lincoln County, Wilkie worked as a nurse’s aide at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport and did housekeeping and care giving to many elderly people in the Harrington area.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Women of the Moose.  Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan 15, at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Tim Brown officiated the service. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.” ( Davenport Times:  1-16-1997) 

Williams, Agnes B. (Snider)

Agnes B. Williams.—Passed away Oct 2, 1987 in Spokane. Her home, Spokane. Survived by three daughters, Evelyn (and John) Umbewust, Leavenworth; Shirley (and Bill) Stafford, Mohler; and Jean (and James) Andersch, Spokane; two brothers, Kenneth Snider, Yakima, Everett Snider, Bethany Beach, Delaware; sister, Helen Tucker, Seattle; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband Royce in 1975, one son, Keith Williams in 1974; grandson Larry Williams; granddaughter, Laurel Andersch. Resided in Spokane since 1976. Private services were held Oct 5, at Hillcrest. (Spokesman Review-Oct 1987)

 “Agnes B.Williams died Oct 2, 1987, in Spokane.  Mrs. Williams was born May 24, 1898 in Fulda, MN.  She was a homemaker during her life and was retired. She was a charter member of the LibertyGrange. She was a resident of Harrington until 1976 when she moved to Spokane.  Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Royce, in 1975; and also by a son, Keith Williams; a grandson, Larry Williams; and a granddaughter, Laurel Andersch.  Survivors include: three daughters and their spouses: Evelyn and John Umbewust of Leavenworth; Shirley and Bill Stafford of Harrington; Jean and James Andersch of Spokane; two brothers, Kenneth Snider of Yakima and Everett Snider of Bethany Beach; a sister, Helen Tucker of Seattle; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Private graveside services were held Oct 5, in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, was in charge.” 

 ( Davenport Times:  10-22-1987)

Williams, Amanda E.

After a brief illness Mrs. Amanda E. Williams died peacefully at her home in Harrington, Wednesday, Oct 29, 1919. The cause of death was senile decay. She was born in Jay County, IN, Nov 5, 1837 and her early life spent in that state. On Sept 22, 1855 she married Charles Williams. In 1863 they moved to Kingston, MO, where Mr. Williams died in 1895 and was buried. Five children were born to this union; two died in infancy and one son died at the age of thirty. Deceased is survived by two sons of Harrington, J. E. Williams and Edgar Williams. For two years the deceased lived with a brother in CA and then moved to Harrington where she has since resided. She joined the Presbyterian church early in life. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-31 Oct 1919)

Williams, Arch Clifford

Arch Clifford, 13 years of age, third son of Mr. & Mrs. J. Edgar Williams of Mohler, was thrown from a wagon Tuesday and killed almost instantly. Mr. Williams was driving a team of four spirited horses and his son was sitting beside him on the seat of a California bed. The wheelers took fright just before they crossed the railroad tracks and lunged forward. Their action unhooked the leaders and they started to run. The lines were tied together and were pulled from Mr. Williams’ grasp, thus leaving him with no means of checking the frightened team, and when they made a short turn both Mr. Williams and Clifford were thrown from the high seat to the frozen ground. The boy’s neck was broken when he struck head foremost. Mr. Williams’ little daughter, who had followed near the wagon, was sent to the Mohler telephone office to phone for a physician. The funeral service was held from the Baptist church and interment was made in the Harrington cemetery. Arch Clifford Williams was born in MO Feb 1, 1899 and moved to WA with his parents in 1907. He leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother, 3 brothers and one sister, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. T. T. Douglass, 4 aunts and 4 uncles, and Grandmother Williams. (Citizen-1 Mar 1912)

Williams, Dean, …1924-1924

(Lincoln Co Death certificate of Nov 21, 1924, shows the birth of Dean Williams as Nov 17, 1924, age 4 days at death. His father is shown as Karl Williams, born MO; his mother is shown as Lola May Vick, born WA. Informant was John Vick of Mohler. Burial by J. E. Turner in Harrington cemetery.)

Williams, Frances P.

Service of remembrance will be held Thursday for Frances P Williams. Inurnment of cremains will be held at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Williams passed away Aug 4, 1991 in a Spokane nursing home. She was born May 2, 1921 in Harrington to Kenneth Wyatt and Georgia Poston Wyatt. She graduated from Harrington HS in 1938. She married Merle Jack Williams July 14, 1941 in Coeur d’Alene. The couple operated a family grocery store in Harrington until 1982. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1982 and her son Michael in 1967. Survivors include 3 sons, Rick, Jeff and Steve. (Dav. Times)

Williams, J. (John) Edgar

After a brief illness with heart trouble, John Edgar Williams answered the last call on March 13, 1927 at Deaconess hospital in Spokane. He was the son of Charles and Amanda Williams and was born in Jay Co, IN, April 3, 1871. For several years the family lived in MO and it was there on Apr 10, 1892 that he married Miss Maude Douglass. To this union were born 6 children: Royce, Karl, Clifford (who died at age 13), Thelma Grant (of Alaska), Kenneth and Roger. Deceased is also survived by his widow, and one brother, Jesse E. Williams of Harrington. The family moved to WA in 1907 and settled near Mohler. Seven years ago they moved to Harrington and Mr. Williams united with the Baptist church. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-18 Mar 1927)  

*Williams, Jeffrey Karl (1948-2006)

“Jeffrey Karl Williams, 48.—Was born in Spokane, WA, Jan 29, 1948 and passed away July 26, 2006 in Riverside, CA. He was a Spokane resident for 19 years and was preceded in death by his parents: Fran and Jack Williams of Harrington,WA, and his brother Michael Williams. He is survived by his children: Chadwick Wyatt Williams, who is a US soldier currently stationed at Fort Drum, NY, Kimberley Ann Betzer and her husband, Jerod Betzer of Spokane, and Lindsey Carol Williams of Spokane. He  is also survived by the mother of his children, Janice Williams; brothers Rick and Steve Williams, their children; his aunt, Joyce Graham; and numerous cousins. Throughout his life, Jeff liked to play cards with his grandparents, reading books, and adventures, there never was a roller coaster that he wouldn’t try. He also volunteered his time at local women’s shelters, meals on wheels, and helping the physically and mentally disabled. Our dad will be missed, especially for his orneriness and sense of humor. A burial service will be held at the Harrington Hillcrest Cemetery on Monday, Aug 14 at 11 a.m.  Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (contributed)

Williams, Jessie E.

Mr. Jesse E. Williams suffered a heart attack Wednesday at his home. And another name has been erased from the Harrington roster and added to the ever increasing one at Hillcrest. Jesse Elsworth Williams was born Sept 8, 1861 in Jay Co, IN. When he was two years, his parents moved overland to Missouri where he grew to manhood. March 24 he married Miss Frances Ireland at Polo, MO. One son was born to this union, but he died in infancy. In 1900 Mr. & Mrs. Williams came to Harrington and he purchased a partnership with Mr. Chism in the harness shop,  later buying him out. He was a charter member of the Harrington Volunteer Fire Dept. He was fire chief at one time, had served on the city council, was police judge; and at the time of his death was justice of the peace. (Citizen-14 Aug 1942)

Williams, Karl I.

Kenneth Irvin Williams was born March 11, 1896 at Polo, MO to Mrs. Maude Williams and the late J. Edgar Williams. The family came to WA in 1907; in 1908 the Edgar Williams family moved to the farm just west of Mohler. Karl suffered a heart attack Tuesday (May 7, 1957) while camped on the Lopeman ranch south of Stratford. Surviving him are his wife, Lola, and daughter, June; sons, Jack and Orval; and daughter Mrs. Donald Graham (Joyce); his mother, Mrs. Maude Williams; brothers, Royce and Roger; and sister, Mrs. Earl Grant (Thelma). Funeral will be today. (Citizen-10 May 1957)

Williams, Lola Mae (Vick),  (b.2-08-1899,d.11-13-1979, w/o Karl I.)

Williams, Maryann

(Maryann was born 3-31-1928, died 7-29-2002, and her ashes were buried in Block 4 Lot 14 of Hillcrest Cemetery.)

Williams, M. Jack

Jack Williams—Passed away Feb 12, 1982 in Davenport, WA. His home Harrington, WA. Preceded in death by one son, Michael. Survived by his wife Frances Williams at the home; three sons, Richard L. Williams, Wenatchee; Jeffrey K. Williams, Vancouver; Steven K. Williams, Ritzville; six grandchildren; one brother, Orval Williams, Lompac, CA; two sisters, Joyce Graham and June Williams, both of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. A charter member and past president of the Harrington Lions Club; a member of Harrington Community Congregational church and American Legion Post #95. Funeral services will be held Feb 17, 1982, Harrington. Interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman) (Born 4-26-1920)

Williams, Margaret “June”

Margaret June Williams—Born in Mohler, WA on July 9, 1918 to Karl and Lola Williams. Lived on the farm near Mohler before moving “to town”, Harrington, WA for her remaining school years. After high school, she attended Cheney College and Kinman Business College. June worked in Portland, OR for seven years before returning to the Inland Empire. For 30 years she was the office manager for Paul Revere Life Insurance in Spokane. She had been retired for over 20 years. Member of the Rebekah Lodge. June loved her family dearly and though she never married, she played an integral part in raising her nieces and nephews.  June was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jack and Orval Williams. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Graham of Spokane. June passed away peacefully on June 13, 2002. (Spokesman Review) .(Born 7-19-1918)

Williams, Maude Isabel (Douglas)

Maude Douglas was born Jan 23, 1874 in Perry, Kansas. She was married to (John) Edgar Williams in MO, April 10, 1892. In 1907 the family came to this community and farmed near Mohler. In 1920 they moved to Harrington. Both Mr. & Mrs. Williams were active in farm organizations and in the Baptist church, and continued in the Congregational after the merger. Mr. Williams died March 13, 1927 and after several years, Mrs. Williams moved to Spokane where she purchased and operated an apartment house. About ten years ago she purchased an orange grove near Porterville, CA. About 4 years ago she had a series of strokes that limited her activity. Monday, Jan 25, she had a severe heart spell that closed her earthly life. Funeral services were held in Porterville and the body was sent to Strate Funeral Home. The Glen Strates conducted graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery where Mrs. Williams was laid to rest beside her husband. Mrs. Williams’ parents, Mr. & Mrs. Douglass, are also at rest in Hillcrest. Others preceding Mrs. Williams in death are sons Clifford, Kenneth and Karl. (Citizen-4 Feb 1965)

Williams, Michael Lee

Twenty-five year old Michael Lee Williams of Harrington was found dead by his car Tuesday (July 18, 1967), the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Michael, the son of Jack Williams of Harrington, was a graduate of Harrington HS. He had finished a term in the Navy a year ago. Funeral services will be held Friday at Strate Funeral Home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-20 July 1967)

Williams, Ona G.

Miss Ona G. Williams, after a lingering illness of consumption, died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. O. G. Williams, at Odessa, Sept 12, 1908. The remains, accompanied by her relatives and Odessa friends, were brought to Harrington Monday where the funeral took place from the Presbyterian church. Miss Ona Williams was born Feb 26, 1888 in California. (Citizen-18 Sept 1908)

Williams, Orval Lee

(Orval Lee Williams was born 3-03-1927, died 9-23-1999, and was his ashes were buried on 8-01-2002 in Block 4 Lot 14 of Hillcrest Cemetery.)

Williams, Raymond G. (1894-1895)

(The obituary of the sister of Raymond, which follows, documents the death of Raymond.... In Memoriam. Harrington, Dec 6, 1897. Editor Times:--Tillie May, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. O. G. Williams, died of typhoid fever at the home of her parents, near Mohler, Sunday morning, Nov 28. She was born in Modoc County, CA, March 11, 1884. For four weeks the Angel of Death hovered about this home while loving parents and anxious friends did all in their power to save from his cruel grasp this household treasure, but early Sunday morning, while the earth was still wrapped in darkness, he came and carried the spirit to the Maker. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Harrington by the side of a baby brother, laid there two years ago. LCT-10 Dec 1897)

Williams, Royce Theodore

Royce T. Williams died Nov 29, 1975 at his home in Mohler. He was 81. Mr. Williams was born in 1894 in Polo, MO, to John Williams and Maude Douglass. The family moved to Harrington in 1907, and then to the farm north of Mohler. He was graduated from Harrington HS in 1917 and served in the US Army for two years during WW II. He married Agnes Snider in 1919. He was engaged in wheat farming for more than 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Agnes; 3 daughters, Evelyn Unbewust, Jean Andersch and Shirley Stafford. A son, Keith Williams, preceded him in death in 1974. A sister, Thelma Grant, a brother, Roger Williams, and an aunt, Grace Brown, all of Porterville, CA; an uncle Fred Douglass, Colville also survive. Private family services were held at the Strate Funeral Home. (Dav. Times-Dec 1975)

Williams, Susan Frances (Ireland)

Mrs. Jesse Williams, who celebrated her 91st birthday Sunday, Nov 11, passed away Wednesday, Nov 14, 1951, in Spokane. Susan Frances Ireland was born on a farm located between Kingston and Polo, MO. She was married to J. E. Williams March 24, 1892 and in 1900 they came to Harrington where they were both active and prominent citizens. A son born to them, died in babyhood, and is buried in Hillcrest… Mr. Williams passed away Aug 12, 1942. Mrs. Williams spent a couple of years in MO and upon her return west lived in nursing homes. Funeral services will be held from the Community church and interment in Hillcrest. (Citizen-16 Nov 1951)

Williams, Tillie M. (1884-1897)

In Memoriam. Harrington, Dec 6, 1897. Editor Times:--Tillie May, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. O. G. Williams, died of typhoid fever at the home of her parents, near Mohler, Sunday morning, Nov 28. She was born in Modoc County, CA, March 11, 1884. For four weeks the Angel of Death hovered about this home while loving parents and anxious friends did all in their power to save from his cruel grasp this household treasure, but early Sunday morning, while the earth was still wrapped in darkness, he came and carried the spirit to the Maker. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Harrington by the side of a baby brother, laid there two years ago. (LCT-10 Dec 1897)

Williams, Wayne H.,  (1890-1898), (d.1-17-1898)

Wilson, (Miss) Etta

Miss Etta Wilson, who was so severely injured in a runaway Sunday, died at 1 o’clock this morning, aged 21 years. (Dav. Times-Harrington Column-8 Nov 1900)

Wilson, Hedra Leone (Hanson)

Funeral services  for Mrs. Hedra Wilson were held last week at the Community church. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Hedra Hanson was born Feb 10, 1910 at Marysville, WA. She married Roy D. Wilson, Oct 23, 1938 in her parents home in Odessa, WA. She lived on their farm from the time of her marriage until Nov 1967 when she moved to Lamona. Her husband preceded her in death in June 1961. She is survived by 2 sons: Tom D. and Neal L. Wilson; sisters Mrs. George E. Knapp and Mrs. Harriet Dixon; step-mother, Mrs. Mollie Hanson. Strate Funeral Home handled arrangements. (Dav. Times-12 March 1970)

Wilson, James Jasper

Long time Harrington resident Jasper Wilson died recently at Lincoln Nursing Home. He was 96 years old. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1881. He worked for the Frank Gately family for 57 years, first as a farmhand, then later taking care of their yard and flowers. After retiring he eventually moved to the Ritzville Nursing Home, then to Lincoln Nursing Home where he lived for the past 6 ½ years. He is survived by a nephew, John Walker of Quincy. (Dav Times) (Died 2-11-1978)

Wilson, John Robert  

A sudden heart attack quickly took the life of John Robert Wilson of Lamona, Tuesday morning, July 8, 1941. Born Nov 16, 1877 at Ceres, VA, Mr. Wilson came with his wife and son to WA in March 1904, where he worked on farms. In 1906 he filed on a homestead west of Duck Lake. About 20 years ago he sold this land and purchased the Tewinkle farm near Lamona. Mr. Wilson joined the Sheridan Methodist church while in VA when 16 years old. Surviving Mr. Wilson are his wife, Rosy at the home; two sons, Roy and Robert of Lamona; one brother, Stuart Wilson of Lamona; and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Grubb in VA. The funeral was held at the Evangelical church and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-11 July 1941)

Wilson, Lester Arlow

Death came to L. A. Wilson, one of the community’s new fellow-citizens, Saturday morning following a severe heart attack that he suffered Friday night. Mrs. Wilson was in CA, having been called there several weeks ago by the illness and death of her father. Lester Arlow Wilson was born in Walla Walla, WA, Jan 4, 1896. He entered the army June 24, 1918 during WW I, as a member of the 39 Spruce Squadron, ASAP. He married Grace Davis on June 30, 1923. Two daughters were born to this union. Mr. Wilson came to Harrington last summer as a stockholder of the Grainbelt Manufacturing Co. In the fall Mr. Wilson brought his wife and their younger daughter here to reside. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife and daughters, Miss Dolores Wilson and Arlene Wilson; his mother, Mrs. Lela Wilson of Seattle; also two aunts. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-27 Feb 1948)

Wilson, Lillie D.

Mrs. Lillie (Stuart J.) Wilson died Dec 23, 1954 at Odessa Memorial hospital. Funeral services were held Monday. Strate funeral Home was in charge. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Chloe Kittelson, Mrs. Allie Belle Cook, Mrs. Harold Carlson and Mrs. Sam Iltz; two sons, Peter and Fred; and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Huddle and Mrs. Henry Swenson. (Citizen-31 Dec 1954)

Wilson, Rosa Belle (Mrs. John)

Rosa Belle Wilson was born Apr 27, 1874 at Seres, VA. She was reared there and Aug 30, 1899 was married to John W. Wilson. They came west in 1904 and homesteaded land in the Duck Lake area (Ray Huddle operates this farm now). In 1917 the Wilsons bought a farm near Lamona. Mr. Wilson died in 1941 and his widow remained on the farm until 1951 when she moved to the Roy Wilson farm place where she resided in her own home, a deluxe trailer apartment. Mrs. Wilson was poorly the past two years, and was cared for the past 20 months by Mrs. Margaret Sautter. She sustained a fractured hip recently, in a fall at her home, and was taken to the Odessa hospital for treatment, where eight days later, on Dec 5, 1955, she passed away. Last rites were held Dec 8 from the Harrington Community Congregational church, Rev Richard England officiated. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband. Surviving are 2 sons, Roy Wilson on the farm near Lamona, and Robert Wilson of Spokane; 4 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ollie Huddle and Mrs. Henry Swenson of Harrington are nieces… (Citizen-16 Dec 1955)

Wilson, Roy Doak

Death came to Roy Wilson June 16, 1961 as a release to physical suffering. Roy Doak Willson was born in Burkes Garden, VA, June 9, 1900. With his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John B. Wilson, he came to WA in March 1904. The Wilsons homesteaded near Harrington. In 1917 they moved to their farm a mile west of Lamona. In Oct 1933 he married Miss Hedra Hansen. Strate Funeral Home was in charge. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-29 June 1961)

Wilson, Stuart J.

Funeral services for Stewart J. Wilson were held at the Community church here Saturday afternoon... Mr. Wilson was born at Ceres, Virginia, Oct 6, 1879 and grew to manhood there. In 1888 he married Miss Lillie Tibbs and two years later they came to Washington. In 1903 they homesteaded northeast of Odessa. In 1940 he sold his property to his son and retired. Surviving Mr. Wilson are his widow, two sons, Fred of Spokane, and Peter, Odessa; four daughters, Mrs. Cloe Kittelson, Dishman; Mrs. Ollie Cook, Opportunity; Mrs. Virginia Carlson, and Mrs. Grace Unger, Odessa, and eleven grandchildren. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen of 11-09-1945)

Winger, Mary (McMahon) (Mrs. O.)

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Winger, who died in Harrington Thursday of last week (March 7, 1918) of pulmonary tuberculosis, was held at the home Sunday. Deceased was 31 years, 11 months old at the time of her death. She had been sick for the past 5 years. Her husband, O. Winger, is employed at the Harrington mill. Burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. Deceased is survived by a husband, a daughter 14 years old by a former husband, a father, her mother, Mrs. Laresen, and a sister, Mrs. Paxton. (Citizen-15 Mar 1918)  

Witt, Alma Pauline Kals

“Beckoned to a Brighter World. Alma Pauline, wife of George M. Witt, closed her eyes in eternal rest at Spokane, Washington, Friday, Feb 12, 1909, at 3 o’clock a.m. and the deep love she bore her husband and seven children multiplies their grief at her untimely demise Though friends sincere are filled with sympathy, it cannot lighten one whit the grief the loss of the faithful wife and loving mother begets.. Alma Pauline Kals was born July 14, 1874 in Yolo Co, CA and was united in marriage to George M. Witt, Feb 8, 1891. This union has been blessed with seven children, besides whom, and the husband, are left to mourn her loss, 6 sisters, 2 brothers, and an aged father, as follows: Mrs. B. F. Hurley, Davenport; Mrs. F. Reichow, Lamona; Mrs. William Martin, Seattle; Mrs. J. Tredall, Seattle; Mrs. A. A. Hunter, Portland, OR; Mrs. M. Kiebert, Wallace, ID; E. J. C. Kals, Los Angeles, CA; E. F. Kals, California; and Rudolph Kals, Orting, WA. Mrs. Witt was visiting in Spokane when she was suddenly taken ill and despite the skill of medical science and all that loving hands could do, soon passed away. Her demise was a sudden and severe shock, not only to her husband and children, but to her host of friends, and was caused by an abscess on the lungs from which she had been a patient sufferer for years.  The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church at Harrington, at 11 o’clock, Sunday, Feb 14, 1909, when Rev Jesse Marhoff, the officiating pastor, paid many glowing tributes to her noble Christian life, and the edifice could not accommodate all who would attend. The Masonic order, of which Mr. Witt is a member, participated in the ceremonies and a long funeral procession followed the remains to their last resting place in the Harrington Cemetery. She made public profession of her faith when 15 years of age, and united with the First Presbyterian church at Harrington on Feb 12, 1906, and just three years from that date she went to join the church above. She was a devoted and earnest Christian, always wielding an influence for good; was a faithful and loving wife and mother, an excellent neighbor and a noble woman.”  (Citizen-19 Feb 1909)

Witt, George Muncy

George M. Witt was born Jan 20, 1863 at Eeorgetown, TN, and came to Washington Territory April 9, 1885. He settled on a homestead 8 miles west of Harrington. His father was Capt Joseph Witt, who served with the Union army during the Civil War, and was born and raised in VA. His mother, Mary Whitmon Witt, was a native of TN. George M. Witt was married to Alma Pauline Kals, Feb 8, 1891. Seven children were born to this union—Mrs. Maida Martin, Wenatchee; Mrs. Florence McGough, Sprague; Mrs. Edith Johnston, Ritzville; Miss Vivian Witt, Harrington; Miss Helen Witt, Spokane; Clarence Witt, Tillamook, OR; and George M Witt, Jr., who lost his life in the service of his country over in France, and whose body now lies in the Arlington Cemetery, Wash DC. (George D. Witt died Oct 26, 1918 from wounds received in action.) George M. Witt married Grace A. Brown on June 30, 1915. He also leaves a step-son, Robert Brown. (Citizen-16 Jan 1925) George M Witt has been a notable figure of the county, both as a farmer, and in politics. He was first elected to the state legislature as a populist, in 1894, and served in that capacity a number of terms. (Wilbur Register-30 Jan 1925)

Witt, infant child of Natt & Mollie

The infant child of Natt Witt died on Saturday afternoon and was buried in the Harrington Cemetery on Sunday. (Citizen-17 Jan 1902)

Witt, Mollie (Mrs. Nathaniel)

It is our sad duty to record the death of one of our first settlers, as well as one of the most esteemed and highly appreciated women of the town. Mrs. Molly, wife of Nathaniel Witt, was born in Tennessee on Nov 15, 1866. She came to this state 15 years ago, and from the first affiliated herself with all that makes for the highest and best interests of the community. She died on Sunday night and was buried on Monday. The news of her death was not received until Monday morning; and yet it spread so rapidly that the Presbyterian church was crowded at her funeral, which took place at half-past one.  A husband and 7 children, deeply mourn the loss of a wise and loving wife and mother, who possessed in a large degree the faculty of imparting happiness to her family, neighbors and friends. (Citizen-Dec 20, 1901)  A memorial service in memory of Mrs. Natt Witt will be held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday May 4th, Rev A. A. Powers will officiate. (Citizen-2 May 1902)

Womach, Ernest Luther

Ernest L. Womach died at his home near Mohler Tuesday evening, June 12. He had been in poor health and had become despondent. He took his life. Ernest was born Dec 1, 1905 at Ritzville. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Wm J. Womach, they had farming interests south of town. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son Jasper; daughter Marjorie; brothers, Raymond and Royal. Interment in Hillcrest. (Citizen- 15 June 1956)

Wonsetler, William S.

In less time than the twinkling of an eye more than a dozen people were killed and six times that many injured, crippled and maimed last Saturday in the first accident of any consequence on the Inland Electric line, a short distance out of Coeur d’Alene city. William S. Wonsetler was numbered among the fatalities. Ed Hill and J. J. Cormana, brother Masons, and Williams’s brother, Arthur Wonsetler, editor of the Ritzville Times, identified the remains at the morgue. The remains were brought to Harrington where they were given burial with full Masonic honors Tuesday. Deceased leaves a father and mother, half-brother, and 3 children—Guy (15), Ray (14), and Hazel (9)—at Cowgill, MO, and a brother, Arthur Wonsetler, to mourn his loss. He was born Dec 25, 1873 in Davis Co, MO, received his education and after his marriage to Miss Lizzie Schafer, made Cowgill his home until two years after her death, when he came to WA. The Wonsetlers were neighbors, 30 years ago back in Missouri, to the Bethels, Cormanas, Hills and Greens. (Citizen-6 Aug 1909)

Woods, Ernest E., infant of George

The little babe, two months and seventeen days old, of Mr. & Mrs. George Woods, died Sunday night (17th) of heart disease, following whooping cough. The little one was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev A. Bauman conducting the services at the ME Church. (Citizen-July 22, 1910)

Woods, George

George Woods, a resident of Harrington for several years, died at his home Thursday, July 13, 1911. The funeral was held at the house and the remains were buried in the Harrington Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and two children. (Citizen-21 July 1911)

Worgum, Neva Mary

(Funeral program in memory of Neva M. Worgum. Born Feb 28, 1916. Passed away Jan 29, 1981. Services at Evenson Funeral Home, Ellensburg, WA on Feb 3, 1981. Concluding services at Harrington cemetery, Harrington, WA)

Wyatt, Georgia Frances (Polson)

Georgia Frances Poston was born Dec 27, 1901 at New England, Ohio. In 1920 she was married to Kenneth E. Wyatt at Athens, Ohio, and the couple came west soon after. Mrs. Wyatt worked for the telephone company here for 37 years until Jan 1956 when the local switchboard was removed to make way for the new dial system. Following a stroke, May 7, 1957 and died the same day. She is survived by her husband, K. E. Wyatt; daughter, Mrs. Jack Williams; brothers, Derold, Earl, Emery Poston; and sisters Mary Carmen and Stella Kline. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Relatives of Mrs. Wyatt’s who came to be with the bereaved family for the rites were Mrs. Mary Carmen, Mrs. Stella Kline, Canton, OH; Emery Poston, Thornville, OH; and Mr. & Mrs. Derold Poston, Columbus. Many relatives of Jack Williams, son-in-law of the Wyatts, who had come for the Karl Williams funeral services on Friday, remained and attended Mrs. Wyatt’s rites on Saturday, May 11. Mrs. Wyatt died May 7, 1957, the same day as Karl Williams. (Citizen-24 May 1957)

Wyatt, Kenneth E.

Kenneth Wyatt, Harrington resident for many years, passed away Friday (Dec 17, 1971) at the Veteran’s hospital in Spokane. Wyatt was born Mar 15, 1891, in Athens, Ohio and came to Harrington as a young man. His wife Georgia preceded him in death. He is survived by one daughter, Fran Williams, and 3 grandsons. One brother, Herman Wyatt, lives in Detroit, MI. Graveside services were conducted Sunday with burial in Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-23 Dec 1971)



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