Krupp Valley Cemetery & Obituaries


                                       Also known as Marlin Cemetery


                            Grant County, Washington submitted by Marge Womach



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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.


James, Althea J		        1920-	) (2 on 1, with Roger)
James, Arthur		*	1878-1929 "father" 
James, Baby Diane Marie *+	May 4, 1954-Nov 10, 1954
James, Baby		*	July 11, 1968; d/o Daryl and Beverly James
James, Booker C	        *	1886-1939 "father" 
James, Charlotte Cora   +	b. 1895; d. 2000; (Maggie Rail source) 
James, Cora M	        *	1909-1923 "our darling" 
James, Daryl A	        +	b. Apr 3, 1946; d. May 27, 1995  "bel. son and father"
James, Diane Marie	+	(removed) 
James, E Moorman	+	1885-1963; "husband and father" 
James, Ellen V	        *	1858-1928 "mother" 
James, Elsie M	        +	1893-1985  "mother" TS
James, Ernest Grover	*	b. Dec 1, 1871; d. June 14, 1950 (1891?)
James, Frances Belle	*	June 8, 1909-June 10, 1911; d/o F A James
James, Hattie F   	+	1890-1917  (or 1947?)
James, Jane 		*	1881-1949
James, Jesse Bryan	+	May 10, 1896-Aug 7, 1958 Wash Cy - US Navy WW I
James, Johnny I or F	+	1926-1947
James, Richard A       *+	1929-1930; removed to Odessa
James, Roger D	        +*	1915-1978 (2 on 1 w/ Althea)
James, William F 	*	Apr 30, 1845-May 10,1920
James, Zenna Veda		Oct 31, 1913-Nov 2, 1913 d/o EC & CC
Jensen, Arthur P	*	1904-1930 (2 on 1, with TP)  ?1936
Jensen, Carl Garland	+*	Dec 13, 1924-Nov 15, 1942 (legal name Gray, see also) 
Jensen, Gladys Maude    +	b. Jan 28, 1906; d. Dec 12, 1973; shared w/ Martin
Jensen, Martin T	+	b. Jan 23, 1901; d. June 11, 1990  (2 on 1; w/ Gladys)
Jensen, Thomas P	*	1853-1932 (2 on 1 w/ Arthur)
Johnson, Hans Peter	*+	1875-1934
Johnson, Mary Puttorff (?)	1849-1922 (Maggie says stone by Ollie Christensen) 
Johnson, Verna	        *	1885-1951
Joy, Elsie M James	*	see James

(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.)

James, Althea J;  (1920-              ; 2 on 1, with Roger) 

James, Arthur;  (1878-1929 “father” )  “Arthur Freeman James.  Male, white, married, husband of Jane. Birth: 1880 in Stockton, CA; age 49 yrs. Farmer. Father: William Freemen James, b. Sugar Grove, VA.  Mother: Moorman, b. MO.  Informant: E M James, Marlin, WA. Death: July 14, 1929, 10 a.m., near Marlin, Grant Co, WA.  Cause: Acute dilation of heart and edema of lungs. Contributory: Chronic Nephritis. Burial: Marlin. Undertaker: John Erickson, Marlin, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) 

James, Baby Diane Marie;  (May 4, 1954-Nov 10, 1954) “Diane Marie James.  Died: 11-10-1954 at Odessa, WA. Buried: Cemetery, Marlin, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Burial Permit card) “Diane Marie James. Removal of her from the Marlin Cemetery to the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, wA on 7-30-1979.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit card) “Funeral services were held from the Odessa Baptist church in Odessa on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30, for Diane Marie James, aged six months. The Rev Orville H Meth officiated. Burial was in the Marlin Cemetery, with Howard Ball of the Sunset Memorial chapel of Spokane as director.  Mrs Bobbie Engle of Marlin was the soloist, singing ‘Brahm’s Lullaby’, accompanied by Miss Hauff of Wilson Creek. Diane Marie was born to Mr and Mrs Spencer James of Marlin on May 4, 1954. She had been ill over a period of three weeks with pneumonia, which was the final cause of her death on Nov 10, at the age of six months.  She is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs Spencer James, a grandmother, Mrs Elsie Koth of Spokane, and a great grandmother, Mrs Anna Zickler of Marlin. Out-of-town relatives coming were Mrs Elsie Koth, Spokane; Mrs Spencer James’s sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr and Mrs Merlin Yon of Edmonds; Mr and Mrs Art Jurgensen, Seattle; and Mr and Mrs Bob Jones, Bridgeport, WA.” (Odessa Record: 18 Nov 1954)

James, Baby;  (July 11, 1968; d/o Daryl and Beverly James) “Baby Girl James.  Death: July 11, 1968; Birth: July 11, 1968, stillborn.  Father: Daryl Allen James; Mother: Beverly Lynn Hemmerling. Buried: Marlin Cemetery, Marlin, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death cards) 

James, Booker C;  (1886-1939 “father” )  “Booker James. Male, white, married, husband of Elsie James. Birth: Sept 30, 1887 at Marion, VA. Age: 52 yrs 7 mos. Father: William James b. VA; Mother: Matilda Moorman, b. KY. Informant: Mrs Booker James of Marlin.  Death: May 14, 1939. Cause: coronary Thrombosis. Contributory: high blood pressure. K Ward, MD, Ephrata, WA. Burial: Marlin, WA, May 17, 1939. T E Jenkins, Ephrata, WA, undertaker.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert of death)  “Booker James passed away Sunday morning. He will be missed by scores of friends and relatives. His funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o’clock, at Marlin.” (Odessa Record: 5-18-1939) 

James, Charlotte Cora;  (b. 1895; d. 2000; Maggie Rail source) “Charlotte Cora James, a former resident of Marlin, died Tuesday, Aug 1, 2000, at Memory Manor Nursing Home in Pomeroy. She was 104 years old.  She was born Dec 18, 1895, in Springfield, Oregon, the daughter of Austin and Cora Belle Biddle Clark, Willamette Valley pioneers who originated in Indiana. She came to Marlin with her parents by covered wagon from Oregon in 1900. Her parents farmed near Marlin, where she attended a rural school. On May 20, 1910, she married Ernest Grover James. They operated a lumber yard warehouse and also a garage in Marlin. In 1940, they moved to Spokane, where Ernest was a contractor.  After her husband died in 1950, Charlotte worked for Casey’s Restaurant in Spokane and the Spokane Country Club. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and raising toy gox terrier dogs. In 1984, Mrs James moved to Pomeroy to be near her granddaughter and husband, Annie and Ed Sullivan. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Brainard James, of Enterprise, Oregon; four daughters, Vida Blackstone and Elaine Emmel, both of Spokane, Zella Johnson of Chatteroy, and Leola Grace, of Ione; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great- grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Dayl W James. Graveside services were held on Saturday, Aug 5, at Marlin Krupp Valley Cemetery. Richardson-Brown Funeral Home, Pomeroy, was in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit; 8-01-2000)

James, Cora M;  (1909-1923 “our darling” )  “Cora James. Female, white, single. Student. Birth: July 11, 1909 at Marlin, WA. Age: 13 yrs 11 mos 3 days.  Father: Moorman James, b. VA; Mother: Hatty Presnell, b. North Carolina. Informant: Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA.  Death: June 14, 1923, 10:40 p.m., Spokane, WA. Cause: Rupture of appendicitis Septic, of 14 days duration. Secondary: Septicemia of 12 days duration. Operation preceded death, on June 3. Physician: George A Rohrer, Spokane. Burial: Marlin, WA; Undertaker: Hennessey & Calloway, Spokane, WA.”  (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) 

James, Daryl A;  (b. Apr 3, 1946; d. May 27, 1995  “beloved son and father”) Daryl James, 49, of Marlin passed away on Saturday, May 27, 1995, north of Keller. He was born on April 3, 1946 in Odessa to Roger and Alethea (Goetz) James and grew up in the Marlin area, graduating from Marlin High School in 1964.  Mr James is survived by three children, Jennifer James of Spokane, Jeffery James an his wife Donna of Marlin, and Jessica James of Cheney; his mother, Alethea James of Odessa; a brother, Orville James of Oregon City, OR; a sister, Janice Langehough of Kent; a special friend, Kathy Cannon of Marlin; his children’s mother, Beverly James of Spokane; and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roger James in 1978, and an infant daughter.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 31, at the Grace Baptist Church in Wilson Creek with Pastor Tom Ruhlman officiating. Interment followed in the Marlin Cemetery.” (Scrapbook news item) “A Washington man died in Ferry County late Saturday after the brakes on his semi-truck and trailer failed, the state patrol said. Twenty-two calves and eight cows also died when the truck smashed into a pine tree near the intersection of Cache Creek Road and State Highway 21, 35 miles south of Republic.  Daryl A James, 49, of Marlin, suffered massive head injuries, police said. James was traveling east on Cache Creek near Highway 21 when his brakes fialed, police said.”  Daryl Allen James. Died: 5-27-1995. Birth: 4-03-1946, WA;  Divorced. Buried: Marlin Cemetery, Marlin, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit card)

James, Diane Marie;  (see Baby Diane Marie; removed)

James, E Moorman;  (1885-1963; “husband and father”)   “Moorman James Rites Saturday.  Funeral services were held from the Wilson Creek Presbyterian Church on Saturday for Eugene Moorman James, 77, a retired pioneer farmer of the Wilson Creek-Marlin area who came to the community in 1909 and who died last Tuesday at his Wilson Creek home.  The Rev Carl Wichern officiated. Burial was in the Marlin Cemetery.  Mr James first came to Marlin, then moved to Wilson Creek where he farmed until retiring seven years ago.  He was a well known violinist, having taken prizes in several contests throughout the Inland Empire.  Mr James was born on Jan 9, 1885, at Sugar Grove, VA.  His first  wife was killed in an automobile accident in 1948.  He later married the former Eleanor Cole McQueen of Spokane. Mr James was  a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wilson Creek.  Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, at the home; two daughters, Mrs Clinton C Newman and Mrs Howard T Ball, both of Spokane; a step-son, Maynard James of Wilson Creek; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.” (Odessa Record: 11-07-1963) 

James, Ellen V;  (1858-1928 “mother” )  “Ellen V James.  Female, white, widow. Age: 70 yrs. Birthplace: Virginia. Father: unknown; Mother: Sophie Stomger, b. Virginia. Informant: Alfred S Oliver, JH, Medical Lake, WA. Death: Oct 13, 1928, 9:50 a.m. at Medical Lake, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Marlin, WA. Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia of 2 wks duration. Secondary: Senile dementia of years.  Burial: Marlin, WA on Oct 13, 1928. Undertaker: Jerue & Co, Medical Lake, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: cert of death)

James, Elsie M;  (1893-1985  “mother” TS) (Elsie Zickler James Koth Joy)  Elsie James Joy passed away Thursday, May 23, at Madison North Convalescent Center in Spokane.  She was born August 5, 1893 at Smith Center, Kansas. She came with her parents, John and Anna (Wagner) Zickler to Marlin (Krupp) in 1901. She married Booker C James in 1912. To this union four children were born. Booker passed away in 1939. Edward Koth, her second husband, passed away in 1947. In 1953 Elsie moved to Spokane where she met and married Herbert Joy. He passed away in 1959. She was a member of Terrace Heights Baptist Church in Spokane. She is survived by one son, Spencer James of Marlin; one sister, Eleanor Norton of Santa Rosa, CA; one brother, Archie Zickler of Spokane; 5 grandchildren, Melvin Bonney of Spokane; Orville James of Oregon City, OR; Janice (James) Langehough of Kent; Daryl James of Marlin and Stuart James, Marlin, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Stella (James) Bonney, two sons, John and Roger James, and one brother, William Zickler. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, at the Marlin Cemetery with the Rev Myrl Thiesies, pastor of Odessa Baptist Church officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Orville James, Daryl James, Jim Friend, Kenneth Friend, Dru Fleming and Melvin Bonney. Elsie James Joy lived most of her life in the Marlin country, going to school at the Hoover School a mile east of her parents’ farm and living on the James farm until she moved to Spokane. The farm is still owned by the family.” (Odessa Record: undated) “Late in 1943 Mr (Edward) Koth was remarried, to Mrs Elsie James of Marlin, and after he had disposed of his store interests, they lived for a time at Marlin and in the Spokane area, returning to Odessa this fall. The death of Mr Koth was the second tragedy to strike with a short time for Mrs Koth, one of her sons, John James, being killed, and a second son, Spencer James, seriously injured, in an airplane crash.” (excerpt from the obituary of Edward Koth in Odessa Record: 12-25-1947) Elsie died 5-23-1985.

James, Ernest Grover;  (b. Dec 1, 1891; d. June 14, 1950)  “Earnest G James. Male, white, married, aged 58 yrs. Residence: Spokane, WA. At N 5121 Walnut, for 8 yrs. Contractor. Birthplace: Virginia on 12-01-1891. Father: William F James; Mother: Frances Moorman. SS # 538-20-2514. Death: 6-14-1950 at home address, Spokane, WA. Informant:  Mrs Charlotte James. Cause of death: Pulmonary edema; Antecedent Cause: Aortic Heart Disease, 10-15 yrs, due to arteriosclerosis. Burial: Marlin Cemetery on 6-17-1950. Funeral Director: Sunset Mem. Chapel (Ball & Dodd), Spokane, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Certificate of Death)  “E Grover James.—His home, N5121 Walnut. He had been a resident of Spokane 8 years. Survived by his wife, Charlotte James, at the home; 2 sons, Dayl James, Spokane, and Brainard James of Republic, WA; 4 daughters, Mrs Vida Blackstone, Mrs Zilla Peterson and Mrs Elaine Emmel, all of Spokane; Mrs Leola Grace, What Cheer, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Maurice James, Marlin; Morman James, Wilson Creek; and Jesse James, in California. Funeral Saturday, June 17, at 1 p.m. from the Sunset Memorial Chapel (Ball & Dodd), Jefferson St at Fourth Ave., Spokane. Dr Alex Schiffner officiating. Interment at Marlin, WA, Cemetery at 4:30 p.m.  Ample parking space east of the building.” (Spokesman Review: 6-17-1950; G Beck data card collection);

James, Frances Belle; (June 8, 1909-June 10, 1911; d/o A F James) “Francis James. Female. White. Birth: June 7, 1909, Virginia; age 2 yrs 3 days. Father: Arthur Freeland Jams, b. CA; Mother: Jane Horn, b. Virginia. Death: June 10, 1911, Krupp, Grant Co, WA, at 4 p.m. Cause: Anterior Polio-myelitis of 5 days duration. Physician: Jno Knox, MD, Krupp, WA. (burial not shown). (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)

James, Hattie F;  (1890-1947) (w/o Moorman E) “Mrs E M James Killed in Auto Collision.  Mrs E M James, 57, Wilson Creek, died at a Kellogg, Idaho, hospital of injuries suffered in a week-end accident. She was fatally injured when a car driven by her husband crashed into a parked truck.  They were on a vacation tour, traveling east.  Mr James escaped injury. Officers said the parked truck extended over onto the highway, and that the James car, coming up a rise, hit the truck on the right side where Mrs James was sitting. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Wilson Creek Presbyterian Church, and burial was in the Marlin Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 10-09-1947) 

James, Jane;  (1881-1949)  “Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock in the United Missionary church in Marland (sic), Washington, for Mrs Jane James, who was found dead here Friday by neighbors. The Rev C W Severn read the funeral services, and burial was in the Marland (sic) cemetery.  She was 68 years old at the time of death, and had lived in Wapato since 1935, coming here from Marland (sic).  Death was from natural causes, according to the county coroners office. Members of the family include a son, Dean James of Sunnyside; five daughters, Mrs Buelah Rau of Pateros, Wash., Mrs Edith Friend of Wilson Creek, mrs Blanch Rau of Quincy, Mrs Artie Verstrate of Outlook and Mrs Eva Howath of Denver, Colo., five brothers, Henry Horne of Seattle, Dent Horn of Moses Lake, and Sam, Enoch and Greek Horne of Virginia; four sisters, Mrs Florence Bennington of Virginia; Mrs Blanche Green of Nebraska, Mrs Anna Parks of Washington, DC, and Mrs Mary James of Marland (sic). The Sourwine-Merritt Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.” (Wapato Independent: 12-15-1949) “Funeral services for Mrs Jane James will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Marlin United Brethren church. Rev C W Severn of Wapato will officiate and burial will follow in the Marlin Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Sourwine-Merritt chapel at Wapato today and Monday.” (Yakima Sunday Herald: 12-11-1949) “Jane James. Female, white, widowed, housewife. Birth: Aug 26, 1881, VA; Age: 68 yrs 4 mos 12 days. Father: Jacob I Horn; Mother: Bell James. Informant: Mrs Arti Verstrate. Death: 12-08-1949, Wapato, Yakima Co, WA. Residence: 508 Naches Ave, Wapato, WA, 14 yrs. Cause of death: died without medical (contributory: illegible). F J Lemon, MD, Coroner. Burial: Marlin Cemetery, Marlin, WA. Funeral Director: Sourwine-Merritt of Wapato, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Cert. of Death)

James, Jesse Bryan;  (May 10, 1896-Aug 7, 1958 Wash Cy - US Navy WW I)  “Rites Held for Jesse R James. Funeral services for Jesse R James were held Sunday, August 10, at the Wilson Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev C H Hart officiating. Burial was in the family lot at Marlin.  Jesse R James was born at Sugar Grove, VA, on May 12, 1896, and passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane on August 7. He had been in ill health for some time and had received care at the Moorman James home by Mrs James.  James came to Wilson Creek in about 1950 after residing in Sacramento, CA, for 26 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a past master of the Three Piller lodge of Sacramento.  He was  a charter member of the American Legion and a member of the Wilson Creek Grange.  For many years he was superintendent of municipal licenses in Sacramento auditor’s office.  He leaves two brothers, Moorman and Morris, and many nephews and nieces.  The Ephrata Masonic lodge had charge of the graveside services, and also furnished the pallbearers.” (Odessa Record: 8-21-1958)

James, Johnny I or F;  (1926-1947)  “Coyote Air Hunt Ends in Tragedy.  An aerial coyote hunting expedition at low elevation over the sagebrush lands near Marlin ended in death for one of the hunters and serious injuries to his companion when their light plane crashed a short ways from their home on Monday.  John James, 22, Marlin rancher, was dead when rescuers arrived. His brother, Spencer James, 29, pilot of the plane was taken to an Ephrata hospital in a critical condition from head injuries.  Sheriff Cecil Gilman of Grant County said Robert Schell, a rancher near the scene of the crash, about three miles south of Marlin, told rescuers he had noticed the plane, a two-place Aeronca, swooping low in dives to obtain shots at coyotes, and that he had heard several shots before the plane, out of control, nosed into the ground about half a mile from the James ranch.  Game Protector Cecil V Fisher, working on a trapping project in the area, and Oscar Wagner, another neighbor, were among the first to get to the wreckage. Roger James, a brother, said the flyers had been up about 20 minutes before the crash occurred. The plane was completely wrecked but did not catch fire. Funeral services will be held for John James from the Odessa Baptist church at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, the Rev A Foll officiating, with burial in the Marlin Cemetery.  John James, who has been farming with his brothers since his return from military service in the Pacific arena, is survived by his mother, Mrs Koth, of Odessa, a sister, Mrs Bonney of Spokane, and his two brothers.” (Odessa Record: 12-04-1947) 

James, Richard A *;  (1929-1930; removed to Odessa) “Richard A James.  Removal of body from Marlin Cemetery to Odessa Cemetery, 4-12-61.” (Lincoln Co Health burial card) “Richard A James. Residence: Wilson Creek, WA, 4 days at Sacred Heart.  Male, white, infant. Birth: Aug 1, 1929; aged 7 mos 26 days. Born: WA.  Father: Maurice James born CA; Mother: Mary C Horns/Horne, born Virginia. Informant: Maurice James, Wilson Creek, WA. Death: March 27, 1930. Cause of death: Epidemic Meningitis of 2 ½ days duration. Contributory: Broncho-pneumonia of 8 days duration. W E Newman, MD, Paulsen M & D Bldg, Spokane, WA. Burial: Marlin, WA. Date of Burial: March 29, 1930. Undertaker: Hazen & Jaeger, Spokane, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death. Spokane County, Sacred Heart Hospital; 3-29-1930.)

James, Roger D*;  (1915-1978;  2 on 1 w/ Althea) “Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from Grace Baptist Church, Wilson Creek, for Roger D James, who had died May 6, 1978 at the Odessa hospital after a lingering illness. Rev Thomas Kuhlman and Rev Albert Richardson officiated at the service. Interment was in the Marlin Cemetery. Roger was a member of Grace Baptist. Roger James was born July 13, 1915. He grew up in the Marlin area and graduated from Marlin High School. In October 1939 he was united in marriage with Alethea Goetz.  Roger farmed on his father’s homestead south of Marlin, and later purchased a farm west of Marlin so that his farming included both grain and cattle.  The deceased is survived by his wife, Althea, at the family home; two sons, Orville James of Oregon City, OR and Daryl James of Marlin; one daughter, Janice Langhough of Kent; eight grandchildren; his mother, Mrs Elsie Joy of Spokane; and one brother, Spencer James of Marlin.” (Odessa Record)  “Roger Donald James.  Died: May 6, 1978; Birth: July 13, 1915, WA;  Spouse: Aletha Goetz; Father: Booker James; Mother: Elsie Zickler; Buried: Marlin Cemetery, Marlin, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death cards & burial card)

James, W F;  (Apr 30, 1845-May 10, 1920) “William Freelin James. Male, white, married. Retired Farmer. Birth: April 30, 1845, Wythe Co, VA.  Age 75 yrs 9 days.  Father: Booker Spencer James, b. Smyth Co, VA; Mother: Bourne, born Wythe Co, VA.  Informant: E M James, Marlin, WA. Death: May 10, 1920, 1 a.m., Marlin, Grant Co, WA. Cause: acute dilation of heart. Physician: L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Krupp Cemetery on May 12, 1920. (no undertaker shown).” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) 

James, Zenna Veda;  (Oct 31, 1913-Nov 2, 1913 d/o EC & CC)  Death record not located.

Jensen, Arthur P;  (1904-1936  (2 on 1, with TP)  “Arthur Peter Jensen. Male, white, married. Residence: Marlin, WA. Birth: 9-30-1904, Marlin, WA. Husband of Ruth Jensen. Age: 31 yrs 7 mos 16 days. Clerk, Ruff Hardware. Last worked April 1936, 5 yrs in this occupation.  Father: Thomas Jensen, born Denmark; Mother: Fredricka Jensen, born Denmark. Informant: Martin Jensen, Marlin, WA. Death: May 16, 1936, at 3:30 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, WA. Cause: Cardiac Dilation. Contributory: Acute prostatitis. R E Aleepuish, MD, Spokane, WA. Burial: Marlin, WA, 5-18-1936, Smith Funeral Home, Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)  

Jensen, Carl Garland;  (Dec 13, 1921-Nov 15, 1942) “Carl Jensen, son of Mrs Martin Jensen of Wilson Creek and a senior at Marlin High School, was killed in a car accident when the car he was riding in hit the steel abutment, one-half mile north of Cannawai Grange on the road to Almira. Funeral services were held Nov 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Marlin with Rev Course of Wilson Creek officiating.” (Odessa Record 50-yr ago column in 11-19-1992 representing 11-19-1942) “Fatal Accident. Carl Jensen, seventeen year old son of Mrs Martin Jensen of Wilson Creek, and Senior of Marlin High School, was instantly killed when the automobile owned and chauffeured by Eugene James, of Wilson Creek, struck the abutment of the steel bridge one-half mile north of the Cannawai Grange Hall on the road to Almira. Other occupants of the car were Louise Kruger, sixteen year old high school student of Wilbur, daughter of Mr and Mrs Al Kruger, and Bud Smith of Wilson Creek.  Eugene James, suffered several rib fractures; Bud Smith a lacerated face and a broken nose. They were both attended by Dr John D Anderson at the Johnston Hospital in Wilbur, but have recovered sufficiently to be returned to their home. Louise Kruger suffers from severe shock and facial lacerations, and is attended by Dr Anderson at the home of her parents. Funeral services for Carl Jensen were held Wednesday, November 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Marlin, with Reverend Course of Wilson Creek, officiating.” (Western Sage: 11-28-1942) “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)

Jensen, Gladys Maude;   (b. Jan 28, 1906; d. Dec 12, 1973; shared w/ Martin)  “Word was received at Marlin on Monday that Mrs Martin Jensen (Gladys), a former resident of this area, passed away at Lewiston, Idaho, and interment was at the Marlin Cemetery Tuesday, December 18, at 3 p.m.” (Odessa Record: 12-20-1973) 

Jensen, Martin T;  (b. Jan 23, 1901; d. June 11, 1990;  2 on 1; w/ Gladys) “Marlin—Graveside funeral services for Martin T Jensen, 89, a former Marlin area resident, were held on Friday, June 15, at the Marlin Cemetery with Air Force Chaplain Maj. John C Simmons officiating.  Martin’s father, Tom Jensen, and family homesteaded south of Marlin in the Black Rock area in the early 1900’s.  The family came from Iowa when Martin was a baby. He attended the Hoover School south of Marlin until he was about 15.  He left school and went with his mother when she returned to Iowa because of her health.  Some years later Martin and his brother, Arthur (Ollie) Jensen came back to Marlin.  Martin worked for many years for A B Clark at the Cliff Meadow Farm, and although he moved around alot, Marlin was always his home.  Mr Jensen is survived by a son, Marvin Jensen, Troy, MT; five daughters, Helen Simmons, Medical Lake; Jan Ludwig, Kennewick; JoAnn Lidgerwood, Kennewick; Betty Lee, Kingsville, TX; and Virginia Rupnow, Spokane; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grand-children. He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Jensen in 1942 and his wife, Gladys, in 1973.”  (undated scrapbook item) “Mr Jensen, who died Monday, was born in Iowa and came with his family to Marlin when he was 1 year old. He later farmed at Deep Creek for about three years and lived in Spokane for five years before farming at Newport for a few years.  He moved to Clarkston about 1950 and farmed there. He started to work for Potlatch Forest Inc at Lewiston when he was 50 years old, retiring in 1966 after 16 years. He was a member of the Marlin Lutheran Church and Marlin Grange. While in his 80'’ Mr Jensen was a volunteer with the Red Cross at Fairchild Air Force Base for about two years.”  (excerpts of scrapbook news items) “In Memory of Martin T Jensen. Date of Birth: Jan 23, 1901. Sioux City, Iowa.  Date of Death: June 11, 1990. Cheney, WA. Graveside Funeral Services June 15, 1990 at Marlin Cemetery. Officiating: John C Simmons, Chaplain. Major, USAF. Jerue Funeral Home. Cheney, WA.” (Funeral program; 6-11-1990)

Jensen, Thomas P;  (1853-1932;  2 on 1 w/ Arthur) “Thomas P Jensen. Male, white, widowed. Birth: 1853, Denmark; aged 79 yrs. Laborer. Informant: Martin & Freeman Jensen, Marlin & Spokane. Death: Jan 2, 1933. Cause: Heart, Died a few minutes after I arrived. (illegible signature of MD) Burial: Marlin on Jan 5, 1933. Undertaker: John Erickson, of Marlin.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert of Death)

Johnson, Hans Peter *;  (1875-1934) “Hans Peter Johnson;  died Dec 26, 1934 a few miles west of Marlin at his residence. Informant = Mrs Verna Johnson of Marlin; Birthplace = Denmark; Born July 18, ____; age 59 yrs 5 mos 8 days; married; rancher; Last worked on Dec 20, 1934; 40 yrs in occupation; Father = Martin Jensen (born Denmark); Mother = (not obtain); Previous residence was Fruitland, WA; Physician = Dr L J Bonney; Wife = Verna at residence; no children; 2 brothers: Rasmus Jensen of Freemont, NE; W D Johnson of Hillyard, WA; One brother = Martin Johnson in Denmark; 2 sisters in Denmark; Funeral on Dec 28, 1934 with Rev Mooney of Quincy, WA; Burial at Marlin Cemtery; complete funeral.”  (Mortuary Ledger)Tombstone shows: H P Johnson, born 1875; died 1934. “H P Johnson, 59, resident of Wilson Creek, was buried on Sunday following funeral services held in the family home on Friday.  The delayed burial was occasioned by word that a brother, residing in Nebraska, was expected. He arrived in time for the burial.  Mr Johnson is survived by his widow, Verna, at the home; and three brothers, Rasmus, Freemont, NE; W D Johnson, Hillyard, and Martin, in Denmark; and two sisters, in Denmark. Burial was made in the Marlin Cemetery, from the Strate Funeral Parlors here.” (Odessa Record: 1-04-1935) 

 Johnson, Mary Puttorff; (1849-1922) Name appears on the “History of Marlin Cemetery by Ruth Briscoe. 

Johnson, Verna;  (1885-1951) “Verna Johnson. Female, white, widowed, homemaker. Birth: Feb 6, 1885, Kansas; Age: 66. Father: James B Fortner; Mother: unknown. Informant: Thomas Larsen, Wilson Creek, WA. Death: April 17, 1951, McKay Memorial Hospital, Soap Lake, Grant Co, WA. 12 day stay at hospital. Residence: Marlin, Grant Co, WA. Cause of death: (illegible) cerebral ___. Burial: Marlin Cemetery, Marlin, WA on April 20, 1951. Leland E Plotts, Ephrata, funeral director.” (WA State Dept of Health: Cert. of Death)

Joy, Elsie M James;  (see James, Elsie M)


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