Krupp Valley Cemetery & Obituaries


                                       Also known as Marlin Cemetery


                            Grant County, Washington submitted by Marge Womach



 Page G through H   

The Krupp Valley Cemetery at Marlin, Grant Co, WA is located west of town, taking the first graveled road/cow trail on the left side of the road (south) as one leaves the town to the west. Records of the cemetery compiled by Ruth Briscoe (undated) and Geo Beck were carefully studied and researched in an attempt to provide an accurate reading of the cemetery. I walked the cemetery in 1998 with several return trips to photograph and compare placements of graves and family plots.  Marge Womach  <>

The town went through a name change circa 1919, legally it is yet Town of Krupp, Marling PO, and the cemetery is deeded Krupp Valley Cemetery.


Grabow, Earl Paul	*+	Dec 18, 1924-Dec 3. 1945  s/o A H
Grabow, Harry Herman    +	June 19, 1926-Dec 27, 2004 
Gray, Carl Garland      *+	Nov 15, 1942; 17 yr 11 mos 2 days; see also as Jensen
Hart, Harold s/o John	--	d. 2-14-1920, age 22, in Grant County.
Haskins, Clara E		May 25, 1900-Oct 25, 1912; d/o CZ & LM
Haskins, Viola M	*	Dec 30, 1907-Oct 21, 1908; d/o Marvin Z Haskins
Hood, William M Jr		Sept 16, 1911-Nov 8, 1913
Hoover, Augusta B	+	1889-1973 (2 on 1, with Walter H)
Hoover, Walter H	*	1890-1983     (2 on 1)
Hose, Adam		*	d. 3-25-1909
Hose, Heinrich	        *	b. Oct 8, 1826; d. Nov 16, 1904
Hose, infant of Lena	--	d. 1905-6
Hose, W B		?	(no dates) potential name error (Adam)
Hulick, Leontine	+	b. Sept 14, 1910; d. Apr 9, 1999
Hull, Eva A		*	Sept 29, 1860-July 20, 1924
Hull, Kenneth Wilton	*	Apr 3, 1918-Aug 23, 1929
James, Althea J		        1920-	) (2 on 1, with Roger)
James, Arthur		*	

(Items labeled “scrapbook news” most frequently were taken from the Odessa Record, the Wenatchee World, Grant County Journal, Big Bend Chief or the Spokesman Review, and were found in scrapbooks at local museums.)

Grabow, Earl Paul;  (Dec 18, 1924-Dec 3. 1945  s/o A H) “Earl Paul Grabow; reside Marlin, WA; died Medical Lake, WA; Born Dec 18, 1924; Died Dec 3, 1945; age 20 yrs 11 mos 15 days; Born Vancouver, WA; Schoolboy; Father = A H Grabow (born Sackerty, Iowa; Mother = Lino Bailamer (born IN); Burial Marlin Cemetery; Funeral at Lutheran church in Marlin; Burial 12-06-1945; Rev B W Schuldheisz;  Bearers: David Frick; Donald Frick; Cecil G Pfeifer, Dale Pfeifer; Weldon Zimbelman; Simon Speck.” (Strates Mortuary Ledger) )  “Funeral services were held from the Marlin Lutheran church today for Earl Paul Grabow, son of the Rev and Mrs A Grabow, who died Monday of a long illness. The Rev Benj. W Schuldheisz of Odessa conducted the services, which was under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Earl was born at Vancouver, Wash., Dec 18, 1924, and came to Marlin, where he attended school until his illness.  Pallbearers were David Frick, Donald Frick, Cecil Pfeifer, Dale Pfeifer, Weldon Zimbelman and Simon Speck. Survivors include his parents, his maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Charles Bardonner; three brothers, Harry, seaman first class in the navy; Victor and Robert, at home, and one sister, Evelyn, at home.” (Odessa Record: 12-06-1945)

Grabow, Harry Herman;  (June 19, 1926-Dec 27, 2004) “Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Marlin Cemetery for Harry Herman Grabow, a former resident of Marlin and Odessa.  Mr Grabow died Dec 27, 2004, at North Central Care Center in Spokane, due to pneumonia. He was born in Vancouver, WA, on June 19, 1926, to the Rev Arthur and Leona Grabow. The family moved to Marlin, where he grew up and graduated from Marlin High School. He served in the US Navy, assigned to the USS Grafton. he attended Eastern Washington College, then taught school in Moses Lake and Marlin. Later he was employed by U&I  Sugar in the quality control department.  He had resided in Spokane for the past 20 years. He enjoyed hiking and bicycle riding. He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Lee, of Riverside, CA; and brother Robert Grabow, of Tucson, AZ.” (Odessa Record: 6-02-2005)

Gray, Carl Garland;   (Nov 15, 1942; 17 yr 11 mos 2 days) Carl Garland Gray;  Date of death Nov 15, 1942 from cerebral concussion, skull fracture at Almeda, WA- 14 miles south; age 17; Burial Marlin Cemetery; Funeral director was Mrs C M Phillips of Wilbur, WA. Buried Nov 18, 1942 at Marlin, Sexton R L Dashiell” (Burial Transit Permit)  “Carl Garland Gray. Place of death: Marlin-Almira Road on 11-15-42; Age 17 yr 11 mos 2 days; Student in high school; Born Paris, Texas. Funeral ordered by Martin Jensen.” (Phillips Mortuary Ledger with burial transit permit) See also Carl Jensen by which name he generally went.

Hart, Harold; (d. Feb 14, 1920) “Harold Paul Hart. Male white, married. Born Feb (sic) 20, 1898; Ohio; aged 22 yrs 8 mos 24 days. Laborer. Father: John S Hart, born Ohio; Mother: Pricilla F Foote, born Ohio.  Informant: John S Hart, Marlin, WA. Death: Feb 14, 1920, 4 p.m. Reg. Dist. #4, Marlin, Grant Co, WA. Cause: Lobar Pneumonia of 5 days duration; Contributory: TB and flu. L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA. Residing in the state 10 years. Disease contracted at Marlin, WA. Place of burial: Spokane, WA, Feb 17, 1920. Undertaker, G B Stone, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certi. Of Death)   “Sidney Hart was Former Resident.  The Spokane papers last Wednesday reported the funeral of Sidney B Hart, former Marlin resident, and at Spokane for the past 48 years. Sidney Hart was the son of John Hart, who was a cousin to Homer Carr, long time hardware merchant of Marlin. John Hart, a widower, brought five teen-age children with him when he arrived west in 1910. From youngest to oldest these were Franklin, Harold, Esther, Sidney and Clare. The Hart family with Esther as housekeeper set up home I what is now the home of Henry and Grace Kallenberger. In a few years Esther married Tug Hutsell, one of the two Lincoln County boys who had set up the first garage in Marlin. Sidney married Ella, one of the Snell girls, from Wilson Creek. Ella preceded him in death by about ten years. About the time of World War I the Hart children disappear from Marlin news. Harold is buried in the Marlin Cemetery (a victim of the first flu epidemic?)—the others seem to have moved to Spokane.  The father, John Hart remarried and for years lived in one of the houses opposite the old depot.” (Odessa Record: 6-04-1964) “Harold Paul Hart. 2215 W Gardener, Spokane, WA; Age 21. Birth: June 20, 1897, Pandora, Ohio. Not employed. Nearest Relative: John S Hart, Krupp, WA. Eyes: Brown; Hair: Lt. Brown. Registered at Edgecliff Sanitorium, Spokane, WA; Aug 27, 1918” (Draft Reg.) According to the Washington State Death Index, Harold Paul Hart died February 14, 1920 at age 22 in Grant County, Washington. 1920 Census for the household of Clarence C Hart, age 30, with wife Ella, daughter Eloise, son Allen and son Virgil, brother Harold, age 22, and reported to be married although no wife is shown on the census. This census was taken on Jan 5th 1920, about 38 days prior to his death.

Haskins surname: “Margaret A Haskins.—Entered into rest April 23 in Spokane. Her home, E 304 Heroy. Survived by her husband, Marvin Haskins, at the home; one daughter, Mrs A B Wilson, Spokane; 2 sons, George Haskins, Elmer Haskins, both of Spokane; one sister, Mrs Carrie Green, Spokane; one brother, Fred Chor, Smithcenter, Kansas; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Riplinger Funeral Home, N4305 Division St, Spokane.” (Spokesman Review: April 1959); “Marvin Zaphna Haskins.—His home, E 304 Heroy. Survived by a daughter, Vina Wilson; 2 sons, George and Elmer Haskins, all of Spokane; one sister, Eva Cronn, Smithcenter, KS; one brother, R P Haskins, Spokane; half-sister, Mrs Cecil Thorson; 2 half-brothers, Clayton and Curtiss Haskins, all of Spokane; 2 step-brothers, John Edward, Spokane; Alonzo Edward, Lexington, OR; 3 grandchildren, Loise Araul, Marvin and  Burton Haskins, all of Spokane; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services, Wednesday, Nov 18, 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Flowers, Riplinger Funeral Home, N4303 Division St, Rev J Hiram Hogberg officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: Nov 1959)

Haskins, Clara E;  (May 25, 1900-Oct 25, 1912; d/o CZ & LM)  Clara E Haskins, born in Kansas, was the daughter of Col. Curtis Z Haskins and his second wife, Lillie Mae Patrick. The family came from Kansas and established their homestead in SW ¼ Sec 32 Twp 23 R 31, having filed the application 9-10-1902. Clara’s photo appears in the 1912 Krupp School photo in the Black Rock history.  “died of pneumonia”. (G Beck data card collection)

Haskins, Viola M;  (Dec 30, 1907-Oct 21, 1908; d/o Marvin Z Haskins) “Viola May Haskins; born Dec 30, 1906 in WA; died Sept 20, 1907 at 2 miles NE of Krupp, WA, age 8 mos 21 days;  cause of death was thought to be ‘acute gastritis in a patient just convalescent from measles and very weak-caused by indigestible food, probably’; contributory cause: undoubtedly weakness from measles; Physician: H E Ayars, MD of Krupp; Father: Marvin Haskins (born IL); Mother: Maggie Chor (born IL); Place of burial: Krupp, on Sept 21, 1907; Undertaker E D Wright. Informant: Marvin Haskins” (WA State Board of Health Death Cert.)  “Daughter of Marvin Haskins, Viola May, age 9 months, buried Sept 21, 1907 by Rev H M Course.” (G Beck data card collection)

Hood, William M Jr;  (Sept 16, 1911-Nov 8, 1913)  Death record not obtained.

Hoover, Augusta B;  (1889-1973;  2 on 1, with Walter H)  “Augusta Schrader Hoover of Marlin, Washington, passed away in Davenport, Washington, June 12, 1973.  She was born on May 21, 1889, in Alliance, Nebraska, and moved to Bowden, Alberta, Canada, with  her parents when about 10 years old.  She lived there until about 1908, when she came to the Marlin area.  While living there she met and married Walter H Hoover on Jan 31, 1912. He still survives and lives in the family home in Marlin.  Mrs Hoover leaves besides her husband, her three daughters, Edna Lenz and Grace Kallenberger of Marlin and Eva Hull of Spokane; two brothers, Marin Lee of Olds, Alberta, Canada, and William Lee of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. A brother , Henry Schrader, preceded her in death Oct 2, 1970, at Bowden, Alberta, Canada. Six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services were held in the Marlin Presbyterian church with Pastor David Crawford officiating at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 1973.  Mrs Patricia Friend played the piano and accompanied Delores Cook and Dona Schafer, who sang ‘Beyond the Sunset’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’.  The pallbearers were Kenneth Kallenberger, Kenneth Attebery, Larry Lenz, Edwin Haugan, Virgil Totusek and Loren Totusek. Concluding services and vault interment were at the Marlin Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 6-21-1973)

Hoover, Walter H;  (1890-1983;  2 on 1) “Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept 23, 1983, from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport for Walter H Hoover, who passed away on Sept 20, 1983, at the Davenport Nursing Home. Rev Kenneth Schauer and Rev Edwin Allabough officiated.  Walter Hoover was born Oct 1, 1890 in Iowa, the son of Joseph and Anna (Hose) Hoover. The family came west to Ritzville when Walter was about 10 years old. They lived for a couple of years at Ritzville before homesteading south of Marlin in the Black Rock area. On Jan 31, 1912 he was married to Augusta Schrader. The Hoovers were engaged in farming until 1925 when they moved to Marlin and Walter worked for Homer (Doc) Carr in the hardware, drove school bus, and had his own trucking business. He retired in 1970 after serving for years as a Rural Sub, Carrier, Clerk and Rural Carrier at the Marlin Post Office.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Augusta Hoover in 1973, and by three brothers, Alfred (Tutz), Clarence and Roy Hoover.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Grace Kallenberger and Mrs Edna Lenz, both of Marlin, and Mrs Eva Hull of Spokane, WA; one sister, Mrs Ruby Totusek,  Marlin; three brothers, Edgar Hoover, Sequim, WA; and Earl and Mannie Hoover, both of Spokane; 6 grandchildren: Kenneth Kallenberger, Royal City, WA; Bunny Kallenberger Haugan, Harrington, WA; Dennis Hull, Houston, TX; Diane Hull Attebery, Bremerton, WA; and Larry and Hugh Lenz, both of Spokane; 10 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sacred selections of ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Beyond the Sunset’ were sung by Mrs Ione Zeiler and Mrs Delores Cook. Mrs Doris Goetz was organist. Casket bearers were Virgil Totusek, Kenneth Kallenberger, Edwin Haugan, Loren Totusek, Rocky Kallenberger and Larry Lenz. Graveside services and interment was in the Marlin Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-29-1983)

Hose, infant of Lena; (no tombstone; position of grave shown on mapping by G Beck) According to documents, Lena Hose was raped by a prominent Krupp business man, who quickly married another woman. He was acquitted of the rape charges by a jury of his peers, much to the dismay of the prosecuting attorney. His child was born in the spring of 1905. Lena resided with Joe and Anna Hose Hoover. No details on the death of the baby have been located. Lena Hose was born in 1889. She later married.

Hose, Heinrich; (b. Oct 8, 1826; d. Nov 16, 1904) Henry Hose died at the home of his son, Fred Hose, five miles south of Krupp Tuesday (Nov 15). The deceased was 78 years of age and died of old age.” (Odessa Record- Nov 18, 1904) Family history show this as Johann Heinrich Hose, born Oct 6, 1826 and died Nov 11, 1904. His wife had died prior to their migration to WA state.

Hose, W B;  (no dates; potential name error, should read Adam; From the family history, Johann Heinrich Hose (above as Henry) and his wife Johanna Luise Brach had 10 children, of which four were males who would carry the surname. Those four males were: Johann Christof Hose, b. 1851; Adam Hose, b. 1856, d. 1909; Frederick William Hose, 1866-1932; and Henry Hose, b. 1868. “Adam Hose, son of Johann Heinrich and Johanna Luise (Brach) Hose died from Brights Disease on March 25, 1909 in Walla Walla, WA. He was born in Germany April 16, 1856. He had married  and had four children: Anna, Henry, Lizzie and Mary. His remains were removed from Walla Walla by relatives from Krupp, presumably to return his remains to the Krupp Valley Cemetery.” (data provided by family)

Hulick, Leontine;  (b. Sept 14, 1910; d. Apr 9, 1999)  “Leontine ‘Leona’ Hulick, a native of the Marlin area, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at College Place. She was 88 years old. At her request there will be no funeral services. Inurnment will be at the Marlin Cemetery at a later date. Mrs Hulick was born Sept 14, 1910, on the family farm near Marlin, then called Krupp, the daughter of Robert and Maria Fiess. In the early 1930s, she moved to Seattle, where she worked for Boeing for five years. She then moved to Walla Walla, where she ran a steak and chicken restaurant. She married Everett Hulick in 1946. They were later divorced. Mrs Hulick then moved to Milton-Freewater, Oregon, where she worked at the Farmers’ Market for 20 years, when she retired. She lived in Milton-Freewater until her death. She was a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Milton-Freewater and also belonged to the Walla Walla Senoir Center. Her favorite pastimes were going to the mountains to gather mushrooms or to pick huckleberries. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and 11 brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Freel, of Walla Walla; a son, Donald Hulick, of Pendleton; two brothers, Art Fiess, of Albuquerque, NM, and Paul Fiess, of Portland; a sister, Elsie Garner, of Missoula, MT; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 4-16-1999)

Hull, Eva A;  (Sept 29, 1860-July 20, 1924)  (Edit: Eva was born apparently in 1858 rather than 1860, the daughter of Joseph Oatney, per research of the Oatney family. She married Henry L Hull and had children by him, Harry, Florence and Bert. In 1890 she married Jonathan Mills. He had children from his first marriage. Jonathan and Eva resided in Spokane for the 1900 census, in Krupp for the 1910 census. They had one son together, Roy Mills. By 1912 they were divorced, as Jonathan married for a third time in 1912. On the 1920 census, Eva Hull is residing with her daughter and family, Jason and Florence Thrall.) “Mrs Eva A Hull. 15 yrs in Reg. Dist. R-3. Female, white, divorced. Husband: Jonathan Mills. Birth: Sept 29, 1859, Minnesota; Aged: 64 yrs 10 mos. Hotel keeper, owner of same. Father: Joseph Oatney, b. PA; Mother: b. Ohio. Informant: H W Hull, Marlin, WA.  Death: July 20, 1924. Cause of death: apoplexy, of 2 mos 10 days duration; contributory: paralysis. C M Phillips, coroner of Almira. Burial: Marlin on July 22, 1924. C M Phillips, undertaker, Almira, WA. Place of death: Marlin, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) “Mrs Eva A Hull died at the home of her daughter, Mrs J Thrall, 15 miles south of Almira Sunday morning. The funeral was held at Marlin Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was 65 years old. The cause of death was paralysis.” (Big Bend Outlook: July 28, 1924, p. 4; Almira)

Hull, Kenneth Wilton;   (Apr 3, 1918-Aug 23, 1929) “Kenneth Hull, 11 year old son of Mr and Mrs H H Hull, of Marlin, was instantly killed Friday when his head was accidentally caught between a railroad car door and a piece of cord wood in a car standing on the railroad track. The railroad car was being unloaded, and no one had noticed that the boy had climbed up into the car door opening. As a truck was backed up, it struck the car door, closing it so quickly that the boy was pinned between the door and a piece of wood. Dr L M Thompson was called from Odessa, but on his arrival reported that death had been instantaneous. Kenneth’s death was a shock to the whole community, and his funeral at Marlin Presbyterian Church was one of the largest ever seen there.”  (From the Odessa Record of Aug 23, 1929, 75 Yrs Ago Column in 8-26-2004) “Kenneth Wilton Hull. Male, white, single. Birth: April 3, 1918, Marlin, WA. Age: 11 yrs 8 mos 13 days. Father: Harry W Hull, born Iowa; Mother: Kathrine Pfeifer, b. Russia. Informant: Mrs B H Hull, of Marlin, WA. Death: 8-22-1929. Accidental death. Head was caught in door of (illegible). Death at Marlin, Grant Co, WA. Burial: Marlin, WA. Undertaker: John Erickson.” (WA State Board of Health Death Certificate)


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