Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries
Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read by Lartigues
With Additions & obituaries (+) by Marge Womach
Page BL to BU
Blackwood, Mark N., 1878-1948; father , Spanish Amer. War
Blackwood, Oma E., 1885-1956; mother
Blake, Eula, Mrs. F. E., 1874-1910, obit
Boehl, Adolph, (no dates) “papa”
Boehl, Anna, (no dates) “mama”
Boehl, Edward Adolph, 14 Jan 1900-26 Sept 1967, WA PFC Stu Army Tng WW I
Boehl, Walter Charles, d. August 30, 1902, @ 8 mos, s/o Mr. and Mrs. A. Boehl, obit
Bogle, Frances E., 1886-1965, s/stone Mark R.
Bogle, Mark R ., 1879-1962, s/stone Frances E.
Boni, Henry “Ollie”, + d. 8-19-1987; 70 yrs8 mo, Cath. ledger
Zelda, + d. 6-27-1996; 81 yrs, Cath.
Bonk, Carl August, 8 Oct 1888-22 May 1967, WA Pvt Btry F 146, Field Arty WWI
Bonk, Felder, ! + 1856-1926, d. 4-14-1926
Bonk, Iva Ruth (added) 5-18-1935- 5-02-1993
Bonk, Joe (added; d. 1917, see Burke)
Bonk, Lydia E., 1884-1972; wife & mother
Bonk, Pauline (added; d.1988)
Bonk, Wanda, 1865-1950
Borden, Margaret L. (added; d. 11-27-1942)
Boswick, Alice, 1880-1913; mother
Boswick, Arthur S., 1880-1911; father
Bourassa, inf/o Ron & C., + d. 9-10-1962, Cath. ledger
Box, Floyd, d. 20 Sept 1904; 2 wks, s/o Thomas & Jennie
Boyer, Dick , 1892-1949, s/o Samuel (*?)
Boyer, Harriet, (see Cook)
Boyer, Harriet, (see Davis)
Boyer, Laura E., 1861-1951; mother
Boyer, Mary, (see Biernback)
Boyer, Samuel, ! 8 Apr 1858-3 July 1903; 45y2m25d , s/o Richard & Mary
?Brannon, William (added: dated: 7-31-1918 age 32)
Bren, Frank, 27 Aug 1913-28 Apr 1944, WA Staff Sgt 163 Inf, 41 Div WW II
Brewer, Madison, + 4 Jan 1886-1 Oct 1914
Bright, Alexander, + 31 Mar 1850-23 Aug 1937
Britsch, Fred C., + 22 May 1875-5 Aug 1946, s/stone Marie A.
Britsch, Marie A., (Mielke) , 17 Mar 1876-3 Mar 1948, s/stone Fred C.
Brobst, Floyd Elmer, d. 19 Mar 1973; 83y 0m 9dy
Brobst, Laura, 1884-1949; mother
Brooks, Elizabeth Frances, d. 1955 Mar @ 86y, obit
Brown, Adaline W., 17 Aug 1850-8 Jan 1928, w/o Josiah
Brown, Arthur S., d. 11-05-1911, obit
Alice (Mrs. Arthur S.),
d. April 1913,
Brown, Bertha I., (added: d. 12-13-2002)
Brown, C. K., 25 Mar 1859-27 July 1914, s/stone Fannie
Brown, Dorothy, 1924-1949; daughter , s/stone Ruth
Brown, Drucilla , 1877-1953, s/stone Leslie G.
Brown, Electa R., 25 June 1844-5 Mar 1908, s/stone Peter A.
Brown, Ella S. , d. 1926 (no age given)
Brown, Emma J., 1883-1966, s/stone Fred
Brown, Fannie , 9 Mar 1864-3 May 1924, w/o C. K.
Brown, Fred , + 1884-1957 ,(5-23-57-DC) , s/stone Emma J.
Brown, Gene, 1933-2001
Hattie L., +
obit as Mattie
Brown, John M., 1857-1934 , s/stone Katherine J.
Brown, Josiah J., 6 Oct 1846-10 July 1906; 59y3m15d , Co H 47th IL Inf
Brown, Katherine J., 1857-1935, s/stone John M.
Brown, Leslie G., 1877-1972 , s/stone Drucilla
Brown, Louis H., + 25 Dec 1903; aged 41 yrs
Brown, Lucy J., 1849-1937; mother
Brown, Mark , 1886-1953 , s/stone Rosalia
Brown, Peter A., 12 Sept 1820-29 Feb 1908, s/stone Electa R.
Brown, Rosalia, 1890-1955 , s/stone Mark
Brown, Ruth, 1901-1924; mother, s/stone Dorothy
Brown, Sarah M., (added; d. 1918)
Brown, Sierra N., 1873-1918 , w/o T. A.
Brush, George Benjamin (added; d. 6-23-1939)
Bryant, Cora, 1875-1937, s/stone Frank
Bryant, Frank , 1868-1945, s/stone Cora
Bryant, Mae ,(see Schy)
Buckley, Carrie, 1874-1930
Buckley, Wm Arthur (added; d. 2-01-1945)
Burdass, Alice L., 1870-1957; wife
Burdass, Cora Frances Weittenhiller, (added) d. abt 1902
Burdass, Marshall, b. Mar 06, 1892, d. 1918 Dec 15 , OBIT
Burdass, Stephen B., 1861-1935; father
Burden, Clarence, (added: d. 12-11-1947)
Burden, Freeman Filmore, + d. 9-17-1948
Burdon, Lucille, 1918-1942
Burke, Joseph B., (TS: 14 Apr 1858-9 June 1917, s/o Columbia & A.)
Burnhart, Helen, (added; d. 4-17-1937)
Mary E., +
27 Feb 1843-
), d. July 3, 1915
Busey, William A., 20 Jan 1827-17 Dec 1906
Busler/Bresler, Harrry, ( added: d. 5-24-1922)
Butterfield, Daddy, 1884-1954 , s/stone Mamma
Butterfield, Ellsworth V., 14 Feb 1914-7 Aug 1966, WA SSgt Med Det., 12th Inf Regt WW II
1890-1963, s/stone Daddy,
is Dora Hester Butterfield,
Blackwood, Mark N.: (TS: 1878-1948; father; Spanish Amer. War) “Record of Funeral: Mark N. Blackwood. Born: Crutchfield, North Carolina. Husband of Oma E. Charge to Oma E. Blackwood, Sprague. Funeral: 12-26-1948, Community Church at 1:30 p.m. with Rev R. Marvin of Sprague. Death: 12-20-1948, Sprague, WA. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Physician: Charles Smick of Sprague. Retired Farmer. Married. Protestant. Birth: May 8, 1878. Aged: 70 yrs 7 mos 12 days. Father: William S Blackwood, born North Carolina; Mother: Eliza York, born North Carolina. Interment: Maccabee: Lot 87, Grave 1 Section 1.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) He was known to have had at least one brother, Wm L. Blackwood, buried in Ritzville Memorial Cemetery; and two sisters, Eula Jones (Hillcrest Cemetery) and Ethel Haight (wife of Lyman). Mark’s parents were also buried in Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.no dates; d. 10-14-1943) “Funeral of Adolph Carl Boehl. Residence: Sprague, WA. Place of death: Sprague Hospital. Birth: 12-18-1866 at Grand Island, Nebraska. Death: 10-14-1943. Aged: 76 yrs 9 mos 26 days. Male, white, widower, retired carpenter. Father: John Boehl, born Germany. Mother: Marie Kann, born Mechlin, Germany. Physician: Dr G H Howard of Sprague. Cemetery: Maccabee. Funeral: at chapel, 2 p.m. Interment: 10-16-1943.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Blackwood, Oma E.: 1885-1956; mother
Blake, Eula, Mrs. F. E., 1874-1910 "Mrs. F. E. Blake is a Suicide. Mother of Four Small Children Takes Own Life with 38 Calibre Bulldog Revolver at Noon Tuesday. One of those somber tragedies, which casts a gray shadow along the sky line of life, occurred on Tuesday noon, when Mrs. F. E. Blake, wife mother of four small children, despondent over the recent death of a child, and probably of unsound mind pressed a 38 calibre revolver to her left breast and fired a shot which tore thru her lung and resulted in death about three o'clock the same afternoon from internal hemmorrhage. Mr. Blake had gone to the country to work and knowing his wife was in a very nervous condition had induced her to go to the Wm Dunn home with the children for the day. About noon Mrs. Dunn being absent for a few moments, Mrs. Blake told the children to tell her on her return, that she had stepped over to her home, which was nearby and that she would return shortly. A few moments after a neighbor, Mrs. Boyer hear a shot she called Mrs. Jno. I. Melville and upon investigation they found Mrs. Blake lying on the bed in a dying condition, with the revolver on the pillow beside her. She was fully conscious and remained so until death came. Dr. Hamnley was called immediately but was unable to save her life. She was known to be in low spirits and had shown signs of mental distress for some time, but no one conjectured that such a rash act had been suggested to her mind. She had felt for several yeas past, that she was threatened with brain trouble and it is probably this fact so preyed on her mind that she finally decided to end her life and so forestall insanity. She had been threatened with an attack of her old despondency on Tuesday and as her husband bent over her on her death bed, she told him that life under such circumstances was impossible and that he would have to live without her. She was born in Illinois in 1874, removing from there to Tennessee, where she was married to Mr. Blake in 1896. They came to Sprague in 1901 and have lived here since. Her maiden name was Hubbard and she was a well educated woman. The bereaved family consists of the husband and four children, three boys and one girl, the oldest being about ten years old. The funeral was held from the E\M. E. Church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Robinson officiating and interment was in the Maccabee cemetery. ( Sprague Advocate, August 19, 1910) Submitted by Barbara Curtis 6/08
Boehl, Adolph Carl: ( TS: Papa; no dates; d. 10-14-1943) “Funeral of Adolph Carl Boehl. Residence: Sprague, WA. Place of death: Sprague Hospital. Birth: 12-18-1866 at Grand Island, Nebraska. Death: 10-14-1943. Aged: 76 yrs 9 mos 26 days. Male, white, widower, retired carpenter. Father: John Boehl, born Germany. Mother: Marie Kann, born Mechlin, Germany. Physician: Dr G H Howard of Sprague. Cemetery: Maccabee. Funeral: at chapel, 2 p.m. Interment: 10-16-1943.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)no dates; d. 4-18-1936) “Record of Funeral: Anna Boehl. Born: NE. Residence: Sprague, WA. Wife of Adolph Boehl. Funeral: April 20, 1936, Congregational Church, Sprague, Rev Rein of Ritzville, clergy. Death: April 18, 1936, at home in Sprague. Housewife, married, Lutheran. Birth: May 25, 1873. Aged: 62 yrs 11 mos 23 days. Father: Jeremiah Piper born Germany; Mother: Sophia Kreise, born Germany. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Boehl, Anna: (TS: Mama, no dates; d. 4-18-1936) “Record of Funeral: Anna Boehl. Born: NE. Residence: Sprague, WA. Wife of Adolph Boehl. Funeral: April 20, 1936, Congregational Church, Sprague, Rev Rein of Ritzville, clergy. Death: April 18, 1936, at home in Sprague. Housewife, married, Lutheran. Birth: May 25, 1873. Aged: 62 yrs 11 mos 23 days. Father: Jeremiah Piper born Germany; Mother: Sophia Kreise, born Germany. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
owner of plot: Blk 1 #14) (purch 3-26-1930)
Boehl, Edward Adolph: (TS: Jan 14, 1900-Sept 26, 1967; Wash PFC Stu Army Tng WWI)
Boehl, Walter Charles, d. August 30, 1902 (The Sprague Times, September 5, 1902) DIED:--On Saturday, August 30, 1092, WALTER CHARLES, the eight-month-;old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. BOEHL. Funeral services were held Sunday morning in the Congregational church.*Submitted by Barbara Curtis
Bogle, Frances E.: (TS: 1886-1965; s/stone Mark R.) See SLE page 171-2. Frances E. Bogle was raised by her parents, Ellsworth Thorpe and his wife, the former Mrs. Elizabeth Knight. Mark Bogle arrived in the Fishtrap area and married Frances Thorpe. They raised six or seven children: Hazel, Alva, Opel, Earl, Elmer and Alvin were mentioned.
Bogle, Mark R. : (TS: 1879-1962; s/stone Frances E.) See SLE pages 171-2: Mark Bogle came to the Fishtrap area and married Frances Thorpe, daughter of Ellsworth. They raised six or seven children, who attended the Lake Valley School. His son, Earl, was reportedly born in Oroville in 1910.
Boni, Henry “Ollie”: (added: d. 8-19-1987) “Herny “Ollie” Boni; Died: 8-19-1987, aged 70 yrs 8 mos; Burial: Maccabee Cemetery; Wife = Zelda; Child = Kenneth Boni.” (Sprague Catholic Ledger)) See SLE pages 172-3. Ollie was born in Spokane, the son of Celestina and William Bonifacio. He married Zelda Phelps in 1936 and again in 1975. They had one son, Dennis, who married Nadine Tully in 1956.1886-1965; s/stone Mark R) See SLE page 171-2.s/stone Frances E) See SLE pages 171-2
Boni, Zelda: (added: d. 6-27-1996) “Zelda Boni; Died: 6-27-1996, aged 81 yrs; Burial: Maccabee Cemetery; widow; son = Dennis.” (Sprague Catholic Ledger) ) See also SLE page 172-3. Zelda was born in Portland, OR, the daughter of Frank Phelps and his wife Bertha Gertrude (Ouderkirk) Phelps. She married Ollie Boni on Jan 31, 1936 in Newport. In January 1981 they purchased the former Old National Bank building in Sprague, and their only son, Dennis, was remodeling it.
Bonk, Carl August: ( TS: 8 Oct 1888-22 May 1967; WA Pvt Btry F 146; Field Arty WWI) “Carl August Bonk. Born: 8 Oct 1889; Died: 22 May 1967; Buried: 26 May 1967.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) See SLE page173-4. He married Lydia Boyer, daughter of Sam, in 1919 following his service in France. Carl was the son of Felder and Wanda Bonk who had emigrated from Germany, through Minnesota, to Sprague about 1900. Carl and Lydia had three children: Ted, Evelyn and Virgil.
Bonk, Felder: ( TS: 1856-1926) d. 4-14-1926); “Felder Bonk, age 70, a resident of Sprague 25 years, died Wednesday of last week, following a major operation. Mr. Bonk was born in Germany and came to America when 17. For many years he farmed in Minnesota. He had been employed much of the time here by the Northern Pacific Railway. He is survived by his widow, one son, Carl Bonk, Sprague; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Dellinger, Spokane; and Mrs. Al Liebetrau, Sprague. (Sprague- April 23, 1926) “Record of Funeral of Felder Bonk. Born: Germany. Residence: Sprague, WA. Order by son Carl Bonk. Funeral: Apr 15, 1926, 11 a.m. at Congregational Church. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Death: Apr 13, 1926 at Sprague Hospital. Birth: Feb 14, 1856. Laborer, married, Protestant. Aged: 70 yrs 1 mo 29 days. Parents: don’t know, both born Germany. Interment: Maccabee cemetery. Section 34, N ½ of W ½ 34, grave 2 (shown as grave 1)” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees included purchase of lot) See also pages 173-4 of SLE.
Bonk, Iva Ruth (added) “Iva Ruth Bonk. Born: 5-18-1935, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; Died: 5-02-1993; Buried: 5-05-1993, Sprague, WA.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register)
Bonk, Joe (added; d. 1917, see Burke)
Bonk, Lydia E.: (TS:1884-1972; wife & mother) Lydia Boyer was born in 1884 to Samuel Boyer and Laura Boyer. She first married John W. Reams on Aug 24, 1909 which was abruptly ended in 1910 with John’s death. She married Carl Bonk in 1919 when he returned from France. They had 3 children: Ted, Evelyn and Virgil. See SLE pages 174-5.
Pauline: (added: D. 1988) "Pauline Bonk. Born: 1-16-1920,
Spokane, WA. Died: 4-14-1988, Spokane, WA. Buried: 4-18-1988, Maccabee Cemetery,
Sprague, WA.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) Pauline, daughter
of Frederick and Iva Kirchhoffer, married Theodore H Bonk in 1940. See page 174
Bonk, Wanda Helen: (TS 1865-1950) “Wanda Helen Bonk; Born: May 18, 1865; Died: March 2, 1950; Buried: March 4, 1950.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) Wanda was the wife of Felder Bonk; they were the parents of three children: Carl, Bertha and Marie.
Borden, Margaret L.: (added/ d. 11-27-1942) "Funeral of Margaret L Borden. Residence: Lamont, WA. Birth: 5-17-1918, Seattle, WA. Death: 11-27-1942, at Sprague Hospital. Aged: 24 yrs 6 mos 20 days. Female, white, housewife. Father: William Lamphear, born unknown. Mother: Hazel Nelson, born unknown. Cause of death: ruptured artery. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Burial: Maccabee cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 11-28-1942.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Boswick, Alice: (TS: 1880-1913; mother)
Boswick, Arthur S.: (TS: 1880-1911; father)
(added: d. 9-10-1962) “Infant Bourssa of Ron
and Carol Bourassa; died: 9-10-1962; Burial: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague
Box, Floyd : (TS: d. 20 Sept 1904; 2 wks; s/o Thomas & Jennie) Thomas and Jennie (Brown) Box had eleven children, see page 203 of SLE.
Boyer, Dick (TS: 1892-1949; s/o Samuel) “Record of Funeral: Martin Richard Boyer. Residence: Vale, Oregon. Charge to Mrs. C. Bonk of Sprague. Funeral: 5-17-1949 at chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev Marvin of Sprague. Death: May 10, 1949 at Vale, Oregon. Cause of death: suicide. Occupation: service station operator. Married. Protestant. Birth: 1892. Age: 57 yrs. Interment: Maccabee: Section 1, Grave 1.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no family data) See SLE page 173. Dick Boyer was the son of Samuel and Laura E Boyer, who had married in Missouri before coming to the Sprague vicinity. Dick had one brother (Howard) and four sisters: Lydia, Florence, Mamie and Adelia.
Boyer, Harriet: (see Cook in SLE page 225-231)
Boyer, Harriet :(see Biernback, 1m. Davis; 2m. Gresham; 3rd m. Henry Biernback)
Boyer, Laura E., (TS: 1861-1951; mother) Laura E Boyer was the wife of Samuel Boyer, and the mother of six children. See SLE pages 173-4.
-Boyer, Mary: (see Biernback
Boyer, Samuel: “ Samuel Boyer, a farmer living northwest of town, was thrown from his wagon seat Wednesday of last week, striking his head and shoulders upon the ground. Paralysis of the limbs was caused by the fall, from which Mr. Boyer died last Friday morning. Mr. Boyer had lived in this neighborhood for many years and was well known. He was 45 years of age and leaves a widow and eight children in sad bereavement. The funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon. A large concourse of neighbors and friends attended the services and followed the remains to the grave.” (Sprague Times-supplement: July 10, 1903) Lincoln County Probate File #653 shows the purchase of Cem Lot #40 from the Maccabee Cemetery Association, bill dated July 3, 1903, charges to the estate of Samuel Boyer.
?Brannon, William: (added: dated: 7-31-1918 age 32) “William Brannon. Order dated: July 31, 1918. Charge to K of P-Cody, Address, Sprague, WA. Aged: 32 yrs.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for cemetery lot and for opening grave.)
Bren, Frank: (TS: 27 Aug 1913-28 Apr 1944; WA Staff Sgt 163 Inf. 41 Div WW II) “Record of Funeral: Frank Bren. Single, son of Charlie Bren. Charge to Charlie Bren of Sprague. Funeral: 5-15-1949 at Community Church at 2 p.m. with Rev Marvin of Sprague. Death: April 1944. Soldier. Single. Protestant. Birth: 1913. Age: 30 yrs. Father: Charlie Bren, born North Dakota; Mother, born North Dakota. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery. Lot 80 Grave 8 Sec _ (smeared).” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See SLE of The Family of Charles and Mary Bren. This seems to indicate that the Bren family came to the Sprague vicinity in 1937. Frank was Killed in Action in New Guinea. He was honored in Sprague by having his name as part of the name of the Sprague American Legion, called Bren-Meyer Post. His sister’s husband, Emil Hollan, is also buried in Maccabee.
Brewer, Madison: (TS: Jan 4, 1886-Oct 1, 1914)William Matison Brewer whose death we reported last week was buried from the M E Church at 11 o’clock Tuesday, Rev Randall officiating. Interment was made in Maccabee Cemetery. Deceased was born in Laurel County, Kentucky, Jan 4, 1888, and died at Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct 1, 1914, at the age of 26 years, 8 months and 27 days. Ten years ago last March the Brewer family came to Plaza, Washington, where young Mr. Brewer lived with his people until 1909 when he attended the Spokane Business College. On finishing his course at the college Mr. Brewer came to Sprague and started as book-keeper for the firm of Hertrich & Moylan, which he occupied for about three years. One year ago last July he entered the employ of the Centennial Milling Co in Spokane, where he remained until taken sick last June. On the 4th day of April last, Mr. Brewer was most happily united in marriage to Miss Pearl Payne of this place. Two beautiful months of as nearly perfect happiness as human being often know in this world were theirs. And then, suddenly the hand of disease fastened its relentless grip upon his body. From then to the time of his departure happiness was clouded more or less by fear and anxiety. At a series of special evangelistic meetings held in the M E Church in Sprague, in the month of February 1913, a great change came into the life of Mat Brewer. Then it was that, being led to make the great and wise choice of Jesus as his Savior and Master, the blessed Divine Christ came into his heart and life. To his Lord he was true, and proved the faithfulness of his Lord who was with him comforting, helping and enabling him to triumph as he went down into the valley of the shadow. Though young and with every reason for wanting to live, which he did so much, yet with full and clear knowledge that he was going, he went without fear and with a beautiful peaceful trust to be with his Lord. Soon after his conversion he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in this place and later with his bride transferred his membership to St Paul’s Church, Spokane. A father and mother, a brother, two sisters and his young bride, mourn today their great loss. The father who came to Sprague upon arrival of the body was called home before the funeral by the illness of the mother. Mrs. A. A. Payne who made the trip to Phoenix, arrived Sunday evening on No 4, accompanied by her daughter with the body. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Austin Brewer and wife, Misses Lucy Brewer and Orwiler of Plaza, Mrs. Colton Hood of Kellogg, Idaho; Mr. & Mrs. Jno Adkins and Jeff Eiler of Spokane and Mrs. Ida Whaley of Oakesdale.” “When a loved one crosses to the other shore and we are sorely distressed by grief, the loving kindness and gentle sympathy of our friends comes as a balm to our troubled hearts. we wish our friends to know that we are deeply grateful for all their kind efforts in our behalf. Mrs. Mat Brewer, Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brewer and family, Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Payne.” (Sprague Advocate-Oct 16, 1914)
Bright, Alexander: (TS: Mar 31, 1859-Aug 23, 1937)“Alexander Bright; Died: 8-25-1937; Born: 1853 in Illinois; Parents = Unknown; Single; Buried: Sprague, Washington.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Cards- cemetery not specified)) “Funeral of Alexander Bright. Residence: Lamont, WA. Birth: 3-31-1850 in IL; Death: 8-23-1937, Sprague Hospital. Single, male, white, retired farmer. Aged: 87 yrs. Father: ?; Mother: ?; Cause of death: senile dementia. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: at chapel at 1:30 p.m. Interment: 8-30-1937; Clergyman: O A Adams.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Britsch, Fred C.: (TS: May 22, 2875-Aug 5, 1946; shared w/ Marie A.) “Fritz Christian Britsch; Died 8-05-1946; Birth: 5-22-1875-Iowa; Father = Christian Britsch; Mother = Katherine Schafer; Spouse = Marie A.; Buried: Sprague, Washington.” (Lincoln Co Health Death cards; burial location not specified) “Funeral of Fritz Christian Britsch. Residence: Sprague. Birth: 5-22-1875, Spirit Lake, Iowa. Death: 8-05-1946, at home. Widow: Marie A.; Male, married, white, interior decorator. Physician: Dr Smick of Cheney. Cause of death: senile cochexia. Interment: 8-08-1946 at Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at Lutheran Church at 2 p.m.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Britsch, Marie A. (Mielke): (TS: 17 Mar 1876-3 Mar 1948; s/stone Fred C.) “Record of Funeral: Marie A. Britsch. Wife of Fred. Charge to Ronald Miller. Funeral: 3-05-1948, Lutheran Church, 2 pm. with Rev Marvin of Sprague and Rev Arthur Matske of Spokane. Physician: Dr Charles Smick of Sprague. Death: March 3, 1948 at St Lukes Hospital, Spokane. Housekeeper. Widow. Protestant. Birth: March 17, 1876. Father: Michael Mielke born Germany; Mother: Caroline Hollats, born Kaeis Flatan, Germany. Interment: Maccabee.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Brobst, Floyd Elmer: (TS: d. 19 Mar 1973; 83y 0m 9dy)
Brobst, Laura: (TS: 1884-1949; mother) Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ellen Brobst of Amber, resident of this area more than 40 years, were held Sunday June 12 at 2 p.m. from the Jerue funeral home in Cheney, with Rev. Ransome Marvin of Sprague officiating. Mrs. Brobst, who had been in failing health for several years, passed away at the Sprague hospital last Thursday. Mrs. Brobst was born in 1885 at Latah, Washington, and grew up there until her family moved here in 1907. Surviving are her husband, F. E. Brobst and one son, Robert, at home; two daughters, Mrs. James Cree, Mrs. Roy Emmington, both of Sprague; one sister, Mrs. Robert Alford; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bammon of Cheney provided the music. Pallbearers were Harve Jordan, Wilson Cree, Leroy Reed, Wilbur Sooy, Fred Miler and Russell Hoopingarner. Sprague Cemetery Interment. ( synopsis from Cheney Free Press, Cheney, WA Jun 17, 1949) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.
Brooks, Elizabeth Frances, d. 1955 Mar @86y PIONEER LEAVES 85 DESCENDANTS (Spokesman Review, March 28, 1955, Deer Park, Wash, ) ELIZABETH FRANCES BROOKS, 86, died at her farm home near Deer Park yesterday after a short illness. She was born in Farmer City, Ill., and came west with her parents, settling at Sprague, Wash.,80 years ago, where she lived until 1920, when she moved to Mansfield and then to Bridgeport. She moved to Deer Park eight years ago. Mrs. Brooks leaves two sons, WILLIAM BROOKS of Deer Park and WALTER BROOKS of Spokane; one sister, Mrs. ELLA CROWLEY of Deer Park; 25 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Open Door Congregational church, the REV. GEORGE SNYDER officiating. Interment will be in Maccabee Cemetery of Sprague. Submitted by Judy Anne Driscoll, family relative
Brown, Adaline W. Starling: (TS: 17 Aug 1850-8 Jan 1928;
w/o Josiah) “Pioneer Woman Passes Away. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Jan
9.—The funeral of Mrs. Adeline Brown, 77, who died Sunday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. .P S. Culp, after an illness of several months, will be held
Tuesday, the Rev Ernest Harold of the Methodist church officiating. Immediately
after the services the funeral cortege will leave for Sprague, Wash., where
burial will be made beside the grave of her husband.
Mrs. Brown was born in Indiana and was married there to Josias J. Brown,
Oct 28, 1868. Four children survive, including Mrs. Culp, here, Mrs. J. H. Meisner
and S. A. Brown, Portland, Oregon, and Dr A. C. Brown, Vancouver, Wash.
Mrs. Brown was a pioneer of Lincoln County, Washington, where the family
moved in 1883, locating at Sprague. The family lived there many years. Fifteen
years ago Mrs. Brown took up her residence with her daughter, Mrs. Culp.”
(Scrapbook news item-undated)) The History of Big Bend, 1904, states that she
was the daughter of Israel Starling, of Scotch ancestry. She was born in Greene
County, IN, Aug 17, 1850, and while yet small, the family moved to Ohio for
about nine years and returned to IN where her mother (Cinderella Sultzer) died,
while Adaline was 14. She went to live with her sister (named Mrs. Mary
Starling). In 1865 she went with her brother to Olena, IL and there was married
to Josiah Brown. Mrs. Brown (in 1904) had one half-brother, William Smith of Red
Oak, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Sharpnack of Wilbur, WA. Adeline’s
mother apparently had had three marriages. (edit: Mrs. Mary Smith Starling is
buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Sprague, with her husband, Robert R. Starling;
she was born in Greene Co, IN in 1841. Robert R. Starling was born in OH. One of
their sons, Jacob E. Starling, is also buried in Lakeview.)
Brown, Arthur S.: (added: d. Nov 1911) “At the Milwaukee Sanitarium near Portland on Sunday morning occurred the death of Arthur S Brown from acute dilatation of the heart. He had been affected with a tubercular trouble for some time but this difficulty, it was expected, could be overcome. He left Sprague some three or four weeks ago and at that time did not look like a sufferer from any serious illness. His wife was in Portland with him. S. C. Kinch went there Monday and returned with the body Tuesday morning. The funeral was held from the Congregational church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev Wilbur of Pomeroy officiating assisted by the local pastor Rev Edwards. The Odd Fellows and Masons of which orders he was a member attended in a body. Burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery. The obituary will be published next week. Clarence Barton and wife of Whitefish, Montana, Mrs. C. G. Bartlett and Bert Brown of Landing, Idaho, Max Bartlett of Spokane, Fred Amsbaugh and wife of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Mrs. E. Davies of Prosser, Frank Alexander of Portland and M. Bostwick of Milton, Oregon, attended the funeral.” (Sprague Advocate-Nov 10, 1911)) See SLE pages 194-5: “By 1915 Mr. and Mrs. (George S.) Brown had lost their son, Arthur, his wife, Alice, and their daughter, Mattie, victims of tuberculosis which was a dreaded disease in those days.” Arthur married Alice Bartlett in 1906. News items show a large public auction sale by A. S. Brown in 1909. An item appeared regarding their wedding and a list of guests present in Sprague Times: 6-15-1906.
Brown, Alice: (added: d. Apr 1913) : The death of Mrs. Arthur S. Brown occurred last Saturday, l April 26, following an operation for bowel obstruction. She rallied from the operation but her case was so serious that she lacked the strength to recuperate. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Geo Brown residence and interment was made in Maccabee Cemetery. Rev J. Edwards preached the funeral sermon taking his text from John XVI:16. The service included the songs, ‘Come Ye Disconsolate,’ ‘Some Time We’ll Understand,’ ‘Jesus is Calling’ and ‘Nearer My God To Thee.’ The Scripture reading was taken from the 23rd Psalm and John XIV. The program had been outlined by Mrs. Brown before her death. She was born Sept 25, 1880, at Ellsworth, Wisconsin, being 32 years, 7 months, and 1 day old at death. She was a school teacher from the time of her graduation until her marriage, teaching in Wisconsin and in Washington. She came to Sprague with her father about 9 years ago and has lived in the vicinity since. In June 1906 she was united in marriage to Arthur S Brown who preceded her in death less than two years ago. Mrs. Brown leaves to mourn her loss her parents, Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Bartlett, and a sister, Mrs. Bert Brown, all of Landing, Idaho, and a brother, Max, of Pullman, besides other relatives and a host of friends. In early life she united with the Episcopal church and has been an earnest, unassuming and consistent Christian ever since. She lived her life largely for others and she was loved and respected by everyone, we believe without a single exception. Hers was just such a grand character as this old world needs in its struggle for perfection and her loss to the community is an irreparable one.” (Sprague Advocate-May 2, 1913)See SLE pages 194-5: “By 1915 Mr. and Mrs. (George S.) Brown had lost their son, Arthur, his wife, Alice, and their daughter, Mattie, victims of tuberculosis which was a dreaded disease in those days.” “Mrs. Arthur Brown, who was operated on Tuesday for obstruction of the bowels recovered well from the operation but has slight chance of recovery due to her weakened condition.” (Sprague Advocate: 4-25-1913)
Brown, Bertha I., (added: d. 12-13-2002) "Sprague.—Graveside service for Bertha I. Brown, 66, of Sprague, is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec 21, at Maccabee Cemetery in Sprague with Pastor Steve Gutzman officiating. A potluck reception at the Sprague Community Center will follow. Mrs. Brown died Dec 13 in Spokane. Born Oct 18, 1936, to Roy and Sadie (Strickert) Marcum in Almira, she was a 1955 Almira High School graduate. She married Gene L. Brown on June 19 of that year. They moved to the family ranch in the Fishtrap-Sprague area, where they farmed and raised angus cattle together for 45 years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2001, and by a brother, Kenneth, and a sister, Thelma. She leaves a son, Larry (and Lori) Brown and their children, Mitchell, Benjamin, and Taylor, all of Sprague; siblings, Joe (and Dorla) Marcum of the Tri-Cities, George (and Ann) Marcum of Kettle Falls, Charlotte (and Roy) Bauman of Omak, Barbara (and Marty) Bauman of Davenport, Clara (and Harvey) Coffman of Wilbur, Harold Marcum (residence unknown), and Howard Marcum of Spokane; sisters-in-law, Jess Marcum of New Zealand and Margie Brown of Sprague; brother-in-law, Don Marshall of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cheney Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 12-19-2002)
Brown, C. K.: (TS: 25 Mar 1859-27 July 1914; s/stone Fannie) See SLE page 203. Charlie Brown was a son of Peter Brown; Charlie was married to Fannie Lee, daughter of Henry Lee and Kate Pervis, per her mortuary record. Charlie Brown had one daughter, Clara Brown Peasely.
Brown, Dorothy: (TS: 1924-1949; daughter; s/stone Ruth) “Many from here attended the funeral services of Miss Dorothy Brown in Spokane Saturday. She was a niece of Lawrence Peterson. Burial was in the Sprague Cemetery.” (Harrington Citizen: 7-01-1949) SLE page 561-3. 201: Dorothy Brown was born Sept 24, 1924, the daughter of Johnny Brown and Ruth Winifred Peterson. Her mother died three days later. Dorothy was a teacher in Port Townsend prior to her death. She and her mother Ruth are buried in Sprague.
Brown, Drucilla, (TS: 1877-1953; s/stone Leslie G.) See SLE page 202. Druscilla Burrow was born July 15, 1877. She married Leslie George Brown in 1898 and they had three children: Grace, Clarence Leslie, and Russel Arthur. She died Sept 17, 1953
Brown, Electa R.: (TS: 25 June 1844-5 Mar 1908; s/stone Peter A.) “P. A. Brown, one of the old residents of this locality, died at his home in the Tyler section last Saturday after a brief illness with pneumonia. His wife, who was suffering from the same disease, soon followed her life partner across the great river, her death occurring Thursday. The funeral services of P A Brown were conducted from the Congregational Church Monday under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which he had been almost a life long member. The funeral services of Mrs. Brown will be conducted from the same church tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon. P. A. Brown came to this locality in 1888, hence is one of the old pioneers. He was 87 years old and was held in high esteem by friends and neighbors. Mrs. Brown was 68 years old and came here with her husband in the early days. She enjoyed the respect and esteem of all her friends and neighbors. Three children, C. K. Brown, John Brown and Mrs. Thos Box, are left to mourn the loss of kind and indulgent parents, and to them the sympathy of many friends is extended.” (Sprague Times: 3-06-1908) See SLE page 203. Electra was the second wife of Peter A. Brown, They moved here after there marriage and built a small house on their son’s ranch. Peter Brown had four children: John Martin Brown, Lewis Brown, Charlie Brown and Jennie Brown Box.
Brown, Ella S.: (TS: d. 1926; no age given) (edit: possibly the wife of George S Brown, who was Ella Bostwick, born in IN, married in 1879 and had five children: Arthur, Albert, Clifford, Lottie and Mattie. (TS: 1883-1966; s/stone Fred) See SLE page 194. Emma Jane Burrow was born Sept 16, 1883, married Fred Brown on March 12, 1904, and died on Sept 18, 1966. They had no children of their own.
Brown, Emma J.: (TS: 1883-1966; s/stone Fred) See SLE page 194. Emma Jane Burrow was born Sept 16, 1883, married Fred Brown on March 12, 1904, and died on Sept 18, 1966. They had no children of their own.
Brown, Fannie, ( TS: 9 Mar 1864-3 May 1924; w/o C. K.) “Record of Funeral of Fannie Lee Brown. Born: Iowa. Residence: Tyler. Funeral: May 4, 1924 at Tyler, WA, 11 a.m. with Rev Calder. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner of Sprague. Death: May 3, 1924 at Tyler, WA. Cause: endocarditis; Secondary: nephritis. Birth: Mar 9, 1864. Housewife, Married, Protestant. Aged: 60 yrs 1 mo 23 days. Father: Henry Lee born England; Mother: Kate Pervis born Ireland; Interment: Section 20-21; 10 X 12 feet, grave 1, Fannie Brown.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for cemetery lot)
Brown, Fred: (TS: 1884-1957; shared w/ Emma J.) “Fred Brown; Died: 5-23-1957 at Sprague; Father = John Brown; Mother = Katherine Ham; Spouse = Emma Brown; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Card) Edit: Another ‘Fred Brown’ was shot to death by Peter Serrino with the trial in Davenport in March 1903, of unknown relationship. See: SLE page 342 on the John Ham family; see page 194: The Fred Brown Family. Fred was born May 18, 1884 in Earlville, Iowa. Fred married Emma Jane Burrow on March 12, 1904. They did not have children of their own. According to a news item, young Fred nearly missed the opportunity to marry: “Peter Serrino, a dago, was the man behind the gun and Fred Brown, a young German who has been running the lunch counter at Sperry’s, was the victim. The incidents leading up to the shooting are materially as follows: Two Italians were in the Silver Club saloon taking a drink when young Brown came in. He was slightly intoxicated and staggered against one of them, who at once showed fight. Two of the by-standers held the Italians while a third took Brown out of the back door. At this juncture Peter Serrino entered the saloon and seeing Brown being taken out of the back door, rushed back there and fired three shots in quick succession. One of the shots reached the mark, striking Brown just under the breast bone, slightly to the right side of the body, passed below the right lung and out of the back just above the right kidney... Mr. Brown was taken to a Spokane hospital Monday night. His chances for recovery are very good.” (Sprague Times excerpt: 1-02-1903)
Gene L: (1933-2001)
“Sprague.—Funeral for Gene Leslie Brown, 68, of Sprague, is scheduled today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at
Brown, Hattie: (TS: 1895-1912) “Miss Mattie Brown, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geo Brown, passed from this life Wednesday afternoon. Tuberculosis from which she has suffered for almost a year caused her death in her eighteenth year. A more extended obituary will be given next week. Funeral arrangements are not complete as we go to press but the time has been set for Saturday at 2 o’clock.” (Sprague Advocate-Nov 1, 1912) “Mattie Brown, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geo Brown, passed from earthly scenes to the life beyond on Wednesday Oct 29, aged a little over 18 years. She was born near Sprague on June 12, 1894, and her short and happy life was all spent in this community. The funeral was held Saturday from the home, Rev Jonathan Edwards conducting the services. Burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery. Mattie was a happy kind-hearted and loving girl who carried with her a happy smile and a ray of sunshine where ever she went. She was a general favorite among a large circle of friends and the numerous beautiful floral offerings silently testified to their love for her. Mrs. Ed Davies of Prosser, Mr. Fred Amsbaugh of Coeur d’Alene, Mrs. Jerome Hill of Albion, Mrs. Carter of Newport, A. E. Bostwick of Milton, Oregon, Bert Brown and daughter of Roy, Idaho, Clarence Barton, wife and daughter, and Mary DeRacken of Spokane and Miss Nellie Campbell of LaClede, Idaho, came to attend the funeral.” (Sprague Advocate-Nov 8, 1912) TS listing shows name as Hattie Brown, which has not been confirmed.) See SLE pages 194-5: “By 1915 Mr. and Mrs. (George S.) Brown had lost their son, Arthur, his wife, Alice, and their daughter, Mattie, victims of tuberculosis which was a dreaded disease in those days.”
Brown, John Martin : (TS: 1857-1934; s/stone Katherine J,) “Record of Funeral: John M Brown. Born: New York. Residence: Fishtrap, (WA). Husband of Catherine Hann. Charge to sons: John, Fred & Leslie. Funeral: Aug 23, 1934 at Sprague, Rev Rein of Ritzville, WA. Death: Aug 21, 1934, at Spokane, WA. Cause: e____ coma. Farmer. Married. Protestant. Birth: Feb 7, 1857. Aged: 77 yrs 6 mos 14 days. Father: Pete Brown, born IL. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See SLE page 203. This text shows that John Martin had six children: Leslie George, Lillie Maude, Louise May, Bert Beuhl, Fred and Johnnie Peter. “Another addition was made to Sprague’s population by the arrival of the passenger train from the east on Sunday last. Mr. Eugene Dechenne, wife and two children; Mr. John Brown, wife and three children and Mr. Henry Snyder, with his wife and two children came in direct from Greenville, Illinois to locate in the state of Washington.” (Sprague Herald: 1-16-1890)
Brown, Josiah J .: ( 6 Oct 1846-10 July 1906; 59y3m15d; Co H 47th IL Inf., shared stone w/Adaline W.) See SLE 197-200 and History of Big Bend, 1904: Josiah .J Brown was born in Columbiana County, Ohio on Oct 6, 1846, son of James and Catherine Fox Brown. He enlisted at age 18 at Monmouth, IL and served one year. He was mustered out in Jan 1866 at Selma, Alabama. On Oct 28, 1868 at Olena, Illinois, he married Adeline Starling, who died in Coeur d’Alene in 1927. Per the History of Big Bend, their children were: Minnie Misner, Nettie K. McDonald, Arthur C., Zaida A.., and Spencer. Per the SLE, Josiah and Adeline Starling Brown had the following identified children: Minnie E. Brown, wife of James H. Misner; Arthur Clement Brown (b. 1884 near Sassin); Zaida Adeline Brown (b. 1886), wife of Perry S. Culp; Spencer Allen Brown. The children attended the Rockdale School. “Card of Thanks. Mrs. J. J. Brown and family wish to extend their thanks to the kind friends who gave aid and sympathy in their sad hour of sorrow and bereavement, and for the beautiful flowers contributed.” (Sprague Times: 7-20-1906)
Brown, Katherine J.: (TS: 1857-1935; s/stone John M.) “Record of Funeral: Katherine Jane Brown. Born: Iowa. Widow of John M. Brown, deceased. Order given by Fred and John Brown. Funeral: May 22, 1935, Congregational Church at Sprague, Rev Reiss of Ritzville, clergy. Death: May 19, 1935 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Cause of death: cerebral Hemorrhage. Housewife. Widow. Protestant. Birth: June 13, 1857. Aged: 77 yrs 11 mos 6 days. Father: John Ham born England; Mother: don’t know. Interment: (not shown).” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Brown, Leslie G.: (TS: 1877-1972; s/stone Drucilla) See SLE page 202-3. He was born in Earlville, Iowa on Feb 2, 1877, the son of John Martin and Katherine Jane (Ham) Brown. The family arrived in Sprague in 1885. He married Drucilla Burrow. They had three children: Grace (1889), Clarence Leslie (1904), and Russell Arthur (1906). Leslie died June 18, 1972. His wife preceded him in death on Sept 17, 1953.
Brown, Lewis H.: (TS: d. 25 Dec 1903; aged 41 yrs) “Lewis H. Brown, aged 41 years, died Christmas morning after an illness of several months. A few weeks ago he was taken to the hospital in Spokane and an operation was performed, which was hoped would save his life. For a short time he was better but finally succumbed. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon and were attended by a large crowd of neighbors and friends, many of whom followed the remains to their last resting place in the Maccabee Cemetery. Mr. Brown had lived in this vicinity for a long time and is well spoken of by those who knew him. He was a brother to John M. Brown and Mrs. Thos Box and these with his wife and father are mourning for him.” (Sprague Times-Jan 1, 1904) See SLE page 203, which states he had no children. He was a son of Peter A. Brown.
Brown, Lucy J.: ( TS: 1849-1937; mother) The R. L. Polk Directory for Sprague for 1908 shows Lucy J. Brown as the widow of A. and with her residence in town. The same text for 1910-11, shows Lucy J., widow of A., as a boarder with Z. E. Myers. SLE page 538 on the family of Earl Myers, shows that Earl Myers and Lavona (Dot) Brown were married in Oskaloosa, Iowa and migrated from there to Sprague in 1903. Earl died in 1957 and Lavona in 1971, their residence being Moscow, Idaho.
Brown, Mark: (TS: 1886-1953, s/stone Rosalia)
Brown, Mattie: (see Hattie Brown; TS reported as Hattie, death data as Mattie)
Brown, Peter A.: (TS.: 12 Sept 1820-29 Feb 1908; s/stone Electa R.) “P. A. Brown, one of the old residents of this locality, died at his home in the Tyler section last Saturday after a brief illness with pneumonia. His wife, who was suffering from the same disease, soon followed her life partner across the great river, her death occurring Thursday. The funeral services of P. A. Brown were conducted from the Congregational Church Monday under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which he had been almost a life long member. The funeral services of Mrs. Brown will be conducted from the same church tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon. P. A. Brown came to this locality in 1888, hence is one of the old pioneers. He was 87 years old and was held in high esteem by friends and neighbors. Mrs. Brown was 68 years old and came here with her husband in the early days. She enjoyed the respect and esteem of all her friends and neighbors. Three children, C. K. Brown, John Brown and Mr. Thos Box, are left to mourn the loss of kind and indulgent parents, and to them the sympathy of many friends is extended.” (Sprague Times: 3-06-1908)
Brown, Rosalia: (TS:1890-1955, s/stone Mark)
Brown, Ruth: (TS: 1901-1924; mother, s/stone Dorothy); “Record of Funeral of Ruth Winafred Brown. Born: WI. Residence: Fishtrap on farm. Wife of J. P. Brown. Funeral: Sept 20, 1924, at the home at 1 p.m. w/ Rev Williams. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner of Sprague. Death: Sept 18, 1920 at Fishtrap. Cause of death: embolism; Secondary: childbirth. Birth: April 29, 1901. Aged: 23 yrs 4 mos 19 days. Housewife, Married, Protestant. Father: O. L. Peterson, born Denmark; Mother: Enga Jacobson, born Norway. Interment: Maccabee, Section 46, N ½ grave 1.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See also SLE pages 201-204; 561-3. She had married Johnnie Peter Brown on Oct 25, 1923. She died three days following the birth of her daughter, Dorothy.
Brown, Sarah M.: (added; d. 1918) “Record of Funeral of Sarah M. Brown. White. Wife of John R. Brown. Funeral: July 9, 1918, Turnbull Parlors, 2 p.m. Death: Spokane, July 5, 1918. Cause of death: extensive burns, suicide. Age: 45 yrs 6 mos 13 days. Father: W. C. Doggett, born WI.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for opening grave, no fee for purchase of cemetery lot, assume family plot?; cemetery not named)
Brown, Sierra N.,: (TS: 1873-1918; w/o T. A.)
George Benjamin: (added; d. 6-23-1939) “Funeral of George Benjamin Brush,
Residence: Seattle, WA. Birth: 1893. Death: 6-23-1939. Age: 46 yrs. Male, white.
Cause of death: accidental fall from train on June 23, 1 ½ miles east of
Sprague, WA. Physician: Howard E. Phillips, Lincoln County coroner, Davenport,
WA. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at Sprague at 3 p.m. Interment:
6-25-1939. County warrant and grave paid. Skull fracture, left arm off and both
legs broken.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “George Benjamin Brush. Died:
4-22-1939. Birth: unknown. Parents: unknown. Spouse: unknown. Buried:
Bryant, Cora,: (TS: 1875-1937; s/stone Frank) See SLE-742-43. Cora Amelia was a daughter of Marquis de Lafayette Wright and his wife Matilda Broderick. Cora married Frank Bryant in 1893. They had children.
Bryant, Frank,: (TS: 1868-1945; s/stone Cora) see SLE pages 793 & 879. He married Cora Wright in 1893, came to the Lamont area from Montana in 1907. They had raised six girls and one son
Bryant, Mae,: (see Schy)
Buckley, Augusta Jeanne Gabrielson: “After a wedded life of only 24 days Postmaster W A Buckley of Sprague was, on the 27th of March, called upon to attend at the bier and see his bride placed beneath the sod. All business houses in the city were closed during the funeral.” (Citizen: 4-08-1910) “Groom: Wm A Buckley, age 40, born England; postmaster; Father: Benjamin Buckley; Mother: Rachel Dawson, born England. Bride: Augusta Jeanne Gabrielson, age 35….(bad copy). License: #9463. Marriage: March 3, 1910, Sprague, WA. Witnesses: Mr and Mrs J S Lucas. Clergy: Jonathan Edwards.” (details from Marriage Return and Marriage Certificate: Spokane Co Auditor) “Augusta Buckley. Died: 3-27-1910, age 35, Sprague, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: N M Gottrulson (sic); Mother: Ginild Sivers.” (WA State Death Records)
Buckley, Carrie,; (TS: 1874-1930) “Record of Funeral: Carrie E Buckley. Born: WI; Residence: Sprague, WA. Charge to W. A. Buckley. Funeral: Nov 19, 1930 at Sprague with OES and Dr Evans as clergy. Death: Nov 17, 1930 at Spokane. Cause of death: undetermined. Housewife. Married. Protestant. Age: 56 yrs. Interment: Maccabee.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Postmaster W. A. Buckley and Miss Carrie Bullock of Sprague were united in marriage May 30.” (Citizen: 6-09-1911)
Buckley, Wm Arthur: (added; d. 2-01-1945) “Funeral of William Arthur Buckley. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: July 31, 1869, at Oldham, England. Death: Feb 1, 1945, at Sprague Hospital. Widowed, male, white, sheet metal worker. Father: Benjamin Buckley, born Oldham, England. Mother: unknown. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at Community Church at 2 p.m. Interment: 2-05-1945.” SLE makes mention of W. A. Buckley as Mayor of Sprague in 1925, a photo on page 23, postmaster in 1897 (page42). Advertisement: Sprague Garage: W A Buckley, Proprietor. (Sprague Advocate: 8-03-1917)
Daniel C (added; d. 2-03-2007) “Edwall.—Memorial service for Daniel C
Buob, 49, of Edwall, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb 10, at
Burdass, Alice L.: (TS: 1870-1957; wife) Alice Kinney Morris Burdass, second wife of Stephen B. Burdass, was reportedly the daughter of J. P. Kinney. She apparently came into this marriage about 1903 with a daughter, Flossie Morris, who died during the 1918 flu epidemic.
Burdass, Cora Frances Weittenhiller: (added) d. abt 1902 Cora Frances Weittenhiller married Stephen B. Burdass about 1890. Four children were born to Cora and Stephen: Marshall, Bessie, Elsie and Charles. Cora died when Charles was born, which was about 1902. Stephen remarried the following year. Record of the burial or death of Cora has yet to be found (2005). See SLE page 507, and 206-7 which erroneously states that Cora had but one child. Records show that Cora was born in Wisconsin.
Burdass, Marshall,: b.Mar 06, 1892, d. 1918 Dec 15
(The Sprague Advocate, December 20, 1918)(DEATH OF MARSHALL LLOYD BURDASS)
MARSHALL LLOYD BURDASS was born near Sprague, Wn. March 6th 1892 and died at his father's home near Sprague Dec. 15th 1918 aged 26 years, 9 months and 9 days. Marshall spent most of his boyhood days in and around Sprague, receiving his grammar school education at Sprague and a college course at Spokane College, Spokane, Wash.
As a boy he was a faithful attendent on the Sunday School and church services. He was a boy of good habits, thrifty and about six years ago deciding to shift for himself he purchased a ranch near Cedonia, Stevens Co., Wash. Since then he has been improving his place and making it his home. He was sick only about a week with the dread disease influenza which caused his death. He leaves a father, stepmother, two sisters and a brother who is in the service of the United States besides many friends to mourn his early departure. Burial services were held at the Maccabee cemetery Mon. Dec. 16, Rev. O. E. FAULKNER officiating. * Barbara Curtis
(TS: no dates) d.1918; b. 1892 “Record of Funeral of Marshall Burdass. White. Born: WA. Funeral: Dec 16, 1918, services at Maccabee Cemetery, 2:30 p.m., Rev Faulkner. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner, Sprague. Death: NE of Sprague; Cause of death: pneumonia; secondary: influenza. Death: Dec 15, 1918; Birth: March 6, 1892. Farmer, Protestant, Single. Aged: 26 yrs 9 mos 9 days. Father: Stephen Burdess, born England. Mother: Eva Frances Wittenhiler, born WI. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery, W ½ Sec 31, Grave 2.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee paid for cemetery lot)
Burdass, Stephen B.: (TS: 1861-1935; father) “Funeral services for S. B. Burdass, 74, Spokane, were held at Sprague, Saturday. He was county commissioner from 1922 to 1926, serving two years as chairman of the board. For 16 years he was a director of the First National Bank of Sprague.” (Citizen: 5-31-1935) “Record of Funeral: Stephen B. Burdass. Born: England. Residence: Spokane. Funeral: May 25, 1935, Sprague Congregational Church, Rev Williams. Death: May 22, 1935, at Spokane. Cause: cerebral hemorrhage. Farmer. Married. Protestant. Birth: (not shown). Aged: 74 yrs. Father: Stephen B. Burdass, born England; Mother: don’t know. Interment: (not shown)” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) Edit: see SLE page 206-7, 507. His first wife was Cora Frances Weittenhiller, mother of Marshall; his second wife, Alice, was the daughter of J. P. Kinney, see also in Sprague Burials Elsewhere, Kinney
Burden, Clarence: (added: d. 12-11-1947)"Record of Funeral: Clarence H Burden. Born: Johnson Co, Missouri. Charge to LaVern Boehl of Kellogg, Idaho. Funeral: 12-14-1947, at Chapel, at 2 p.m. with Rev Marvin of Sprague. Death: 12-11-1947 at Sacred Heart Hospital (Spokane, WA). Physician: Dr Milburn of Spokane. Laborer. Divorced. Protestant. Birth: Sept 10, 1884; Age: 63 yrs 3 mos 1 day. Father: Freeman Burden, born Johnson Co. Mother: Hornsby, born MO. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no fee shown for lot)
Burden, Freeman Filmore: Died: 9-17-1948; Born: 12-03-1854 in MO; Father = ?? Burden; Mother = Evelyn ??; Spouse = Della; Buried: Sprague.” (Lincoln Co Death Card-Cemetery not specified) Record of Funeral: Freeman Burden. Born: White Holden, Missouri. Charge to: Ruby Shaw of Portland, Oregon. Funeral: 9-18-1948, chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. R. Marvin of Sprague. Death: 9-17-11948 at Sprague Hospital. Cause of death: heart. Dr. Charles Smick of Sprague, physician. Divorced. Protestant. Birth: 12-10-1854. Age: 93 yrs 9 mos 7 days. Parents: unknown. Interment: Maccabee. (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no fee for cemetery lot)
Burke, Joseph B.: (TS: 14 Apr 1858-9 June 1917; s/o Columbia & A. F.) “Record of Funeral of Joe Burk. Order given by J. Hull and Sheriff Level. Charge to his estate. Funeral: June 17, 1917 at Parlors at 1:30 with Rev Cochran. Place of death: Al Deife Cady Ranch. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang, of Sprague. Cause of death: Heart failure. Death: June 9, 1917. Occupation: Farmer. Single. Aged: 59 yrs 1 mo 25 days. Birth: April 14, 1858. Father: Allen F. Burke, born PA; Mother: Columbia Bowman, born PA. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Burnhart, Helen, (added; d. 4-17-1937) Funeral of Mrs. Helen Strong Burnhart. Residence: Sprague. Widow of Henry Burnhart. Death: April 17, 1937 at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane. Female, white, married, housewife. Birthplace: Oregon. Father: Seawood Fulquartz born OR; Mother: Mary Winters, born Florida. Physician: J G Cunningham. Cause of death: overdose of drugs. Burial: Sprague, Maccabee. Funeral: at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 4-19-1937” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Busey, Mary: (TS: 27 Feb 1843-____; shared w/Wm A.) d. July 3, 1915 “Mrs. Mary Busey died July 3 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lula Mills of Sprague, a second attack of paralysis several weeks ago causing her death. The funeral was held on Monday at 10 o’clock a.m. from the Congregational church, Rev J. Edwards of Spokane officiating. Burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery. Mrs. Busey was one of the real Sprague pioneers being among the first to settle in this vicinity. Mary E Sheets was born in Ohio, Feb 27, 1843, was married to Robert Vent, July 4, 1860, by whom she raised 3 children, J. R. Vent of Walla Walla, W. H. Vent of Sprague and Mrs. J. T. Jones of Tacoma. She was married again to W. A. Busey, Oct 17, 1867, to which union there were born 11 children, 7 of whom are living and 4 dead. The living are: Mrs. J. W. Strupel of Glasgow, Montana; Mrs. Lenora Fortier of Walla Walla; Miss Nellie Busey and A. A. Busey of Oakland, California; Mrs. May Leesy of Govan, Washington; Fred Busey of Orland, CA, and Mrs. Lulu Mills of Sprague. Mrs. Busey crossed the plains when 14 years old and settled with her parents at Walla Walla. She moved to Sprague 44 years ago and has been almost a constant resident since with the exception of 8 years spent in California. Seven and one half years ago she was stricken with paralysis and had been an invalid ever since and has made her home almost constantly with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Lulu Mills. Her husband preceded her in death 9 years. The death of Mrs. Busey recalls to the mind of some of our pioneers an interesting chapter of Sprague’s ancient history. Mr. Busey was Justice of the Peace for the territory extending from Pasco to Spokane.....” (Sprague Advocate-July 9, 1915)
Busey, William A.: (TS: 20 Jan 1827-17 Dec 1906; shared w/Mary E.) “Another of Lincoln County’s pioneers crossed over the divide last Monday and is now numbered among those passed away who in the early days of hardships helped to make the west what it is today. W. A. Busey died at his home, six miles north of Sprague, last Monday, at the age of nearly 79 years. He came to this county—then Stevens County—in 1870, and has been a resident here ever since. He served in early days as a representative in the legislature, and has held the office of sheriff and other county offices. Deceased was married in 1868 in Walla Walla, his wife still surviving him. Eight children and step-children survive him: Mrs. Dan Mills, Nora Fortier, Mrs. May Bagley and W. H. Vent, all of this county; Mrs. Dora Struple, Mrs. Nellie Snyder, Mrs. Emma Jones and John R. Vent. The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, and were attended by a large circle of relatives and friends.” (Sprague Independent Times: 12-21-1906) The BLM records show that Wm A. Busey applied for his homestead in 20-21-37 on Dec 4, 1876 and received patent in 1884.
Busler/Bresler, Harry.: ( added: d. 5-24-1922) "Record of Funeral of Harry Busler. Born: PA. Residence: Sprague. Order given by W. A. Buckley. Funeral: May 26, 1922 at ME Church, 2:30 p.m. with Rev Snowden. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner of Sprague. Death: May 24, 1922, at Sprague. Cause: apoplexy. Birth: June 18, 1853; aged: 68 yrs 11 mos, 6 days. Laborer. Interment: Section 41.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Butterfield, Daddy,: ( TS: “Daddy” 1884-1954; s/stone Mamma;) edit: SLE page 207-8; Marcus Ellsworth (Bill) Butterfield of South Dakota married in Indiana to Dora Hester Voss, about 1913-14. They came to Sprague in 1915 with their son Ellsworth. The other children were Ruth Elizabeth, Lawrence Lewis (Pete), and Edna Mae.
Butterfield, Ellsworth V.,: (TS: 14 Feb 1914-7 Aug 1966, WA SSgt Med Det, 12th Inf Regt WW IITS: BSM & 2 01c PH) edit: SLE page 207 shows his death as 1968. Ellsworth Valentine Butterfield was the son of Marcus Ellsworth Butterfield and his wife Dora Hester Voss.
Butterfield, Dora Hester: (TS: “Mamma Butterfield; 1890-1963”; shared stone w/Daddy) “Dora Hester Butterfield; Died: 3-15-1963 at Sprague; Father = Unknown; Mother = Unknown; Spouse = widowed; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington.” (Lincoln Co Health Death cards) “Dora Hester Butterfield; Born 25 Sept 1890; Died: 15 March 1963; Buried: 18 March 1963.” (St John’s Lutheran Ledger) Edit: SLE page 207, Dora Hester Voss married Marcus Ellsworth Butterfield. Their children were: Ellsworth Valentine, Ruth Elizabeth, Lawrence Lewis (Pete) and Edna Mae (who married Geo C Jarvis).
Maccabee Cemetery Obits, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington
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