Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                               Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read  by Lartigues


                                                                         With Additions & obituaries (+)  by Marge Womach




Page N through O


Napier, Hellen, Oct 15, 1888-Jan 10, 1919,  w/o John

Neff, Frank D., Sept 2, 1883-June 2, 1905

Neilsen, Chris, 1863-1941

Nelson, Claus A., 1878-1960, shared stone

Nelson, Minnie R., 1887-1972, shared stone

Nichols, Frenchie, (added; d. May 1, 1930) 

Nickles, Amanda, 1860-1947, mother

Nickles, David F., 1849-1927, father

Nicolai, Donald A., 1931 (only), infant son

Nicolai, Viola P., 1905-1931

Nicolai, Lela (Holliday) Davis, 1897-1972 ,  *she m. Harry Davis then Carl Nicolai

Nix, Charles, (added: d. Jan 1904) 

Night, Simon, 1873-1939

Nixon, J. H., +  1860-1902

Noland, Charles G. , (added; d. 10-02-1922) 

Norman, George F. , (added; d. 12-25-37)

Norsch, Jacob, 1858-1936, father

Nottage, Roy R., 1910-1960 ,  “not buried here”

Nottage, Veryl G., 1911-____)


Ohls, Eva, 1883-1934

Olson, Alice, Feb 11, 1913-Mar 7, 1913, d/o Olaf & Lena

O’Neill, Florence, see Wright

Onstine, Margaret P., (McCroskey),  1909-1953

Onstine, Merlin J., 1908-1954

Orlowski, Sergt Julian,  (no dates) pre-June 1906,  Co H 4th US Cavalry

Orr, Perry G .,  1898-1972




Obituaries and Documentation-Maccabee



Napier, Hellen:  (TS: Oct 15, 1888-Jan 10, 1919; w/o John)  “Record of Funeral of F__ Napier. Wife of John Napier. Funeral: Jan 15, 1919, at Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Rev Faulkner. Death: at Sprague, Jan 10, 1919; Cause: peritonitis. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang. Married. Protestant. Aged: 30 yrs 3 mos 26 days. Father: John Fies/Fin born Scotland. Interment: Section 21.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for purchase of cemetery lot)

Neff, Frank D.:  (TS: Sept 2, 1883-June 2, 1905)  “There were three operations at Myrtle Hospital Thursday. Tuck Campbell, who has been working for Ben Sirginson, was operated on for appendicitis, and Mrs. Frank Neff, whose husband died recently, had a tumor removed from her thigh. Mrs. H. C. Smith was also operated on in the afternoon.” (Sprague Advocate: 1-05-1906)


Neilsen, Chris:  (TS: 1863-1941)  “Funeral of Chris P. Nielsen. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 1-18-1863, Denmark. Death: 3-15-1941, Sprague Hospital.  Aged: 78 yrs 1 mo 27 days. Male, white, single. Retired miller. Father: unknown; Mother: unknown. Physician: Dr G. H. Howard, Sprague. Burial: Maccabee, Lot 50, Grave 6, Section 1. Funeral: chapel at 2 p.m. Rev Plankenhorn. Interment: 3-18-1941.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Nelson, Claus A.:  (TS: 1878-1960; shared stone w/ Minnie R.)  See SLE page 538-9: Claus Alfred Nelson was born in Kungsater Elfsborg Lan, Sweden in 1878. His parents were Abraham and Anna Andreas Nelson. He was married to Minnie Hedburg on April 9, 1911. They had two sons, Alfred Eugene and Claus Vester.


Nelson, Minnie R.:  (TS: 1887-1972; shared stone w/Claus)  See SLE page 538-9: Minnie Hedburg was born Nov 29, 1887 in Hatch, MO, to Charles and Ruth Shulse Hedberg. She was a teacher. She married Claus A. Nelson in 1911. She had two sons, their first born died in infancy. Claus Vester Nelson survived to have his own family. “Minnie R Nelson.—Passed away Jan 15 at Cheney , WA . Her home was Sprague , WA , formerly of St John , WA . She was a member of the St John , WA , Christian Church. Survived by one son, Vester Nelson of Lamont, WA; one granddaughter, Joan Nelson, Spokane; one grandson, Donald Nelson, Lamont; 3 sisters, Lyla E Hedberg and Lena Kulm, both Spokane; Cordelia Albers, St Louis, MO; two brothers, Otis Hedberg, Monroe City, MO; and Wesley Hedberg, Tahachita, CA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan 20 at 2:30 p.m. from the Memorial Chapel , the Jerue Funeral Home, Cheney, WA, the Rev Howard Hopkins officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery , Sprague , WA .” (Spokesman Review: 1-19-1972; Beck data card collection)


Nichols, Frenchie: (added; d. May 1, 1930)  “Record of Funeral: Frenchie Nichols. Born: WA. Residence: SE of Sprague, Cree ranch. Son of French Nichols. Charge to Jim Cree. Funeral: May 4, 1930 at Lee Chapel, Sprague. Clergyman: Dr Chas Evans of Sprague. Death: May 1, 1930, at Sprague Hospital. Cause: flu and pneumonia. Farm laborer, single, Protestant. Birth: Oct 18, 1900; Aged: 29 yrs 6 mos 13 days. Father: French Nichols born Missouri; Mother: Sarah J. Crasol, born MO. Interment: W ½ Section 39.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Miss Bertha Nichols, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. French Nichols, and Thomas M. Alford, son of Mrs. H. Alford, were married at Davenport on Monday, July 3, by Rev Frederick Tonge....” (Sprague Advocate: 7-07-1916)


Nickles, Amanda:  (TS: 1860-1947; mother)  “Funeral of Amanda Nickles. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 3-13-1860, Hamilton, Indiana; Death: 5-09-1947, Sacred Heart Hospital (Spokane, WA). Aged: 87 yrs 1 mo 26 days. Female, white, widow, housekeeper. Father: Richard Boyer, born PA; Mother: unknown. Physician: Smick of Cheney. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 5-12-1947” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See SLE 228: Amanda Boyer was the daughter of Richard and Mary (Paul) Boyer. She first married Claude McElwain, Sr., and had one son, Claude Jr. (b. 1893; married Edna Boehl). She married David F. Nickles and had two daughters, Mrs. Luther Chambers and Mrs. Barney Eason. Amanda was the sister to Harriet Boyers Davis Gresham Biernback and Samuel Boyer. See SLE pages 481-2. Mrs. Amanda McElwain had five children and lived West of Sprague.


Nickles, David F.:  (TS: 1849-1927; father) “Record of Funeral: David F. Nickles. Born: IL. Residence: Sprague. Husband of Amanda McElwain. Order by daughters. Charge to his estate. Funeral: Apr 1, 1927 at Federated church, Rev Randall of Sprague. Death: March 30, 1927 at Sprague. Cause of death: enlargement of liver. Farmer, married, Protestant. Birth: Mar 30, 1849. Age: 78 yrs o mos 0 days. Interment: Maccabee, Sec W ½ 37.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Nicolai, Donald A.:  (TS: 1931; infant son) “Record of Funeral: Donald Allen Nicolai. Born: Sprague. Son of Carl and Violet Nicolai. Residence: Sprague. Funeral: Sept 15, 1931,  Lee Chapel, clergy from Ritzville. Death: Sept 15, 1931, stillborn at Sprague Hospital. Father: Carl Nicolai born Ohio; Mother: Violett Stolp born Sprague, WA. Interment: Maccabee, Mike Stolp Section.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Nicolai, Viola P.:  (TS: 1905-1931)  “Record of Funeral: Violett Pauline Nicolai. Born: Sprague, WA. Wife of Carl Nicolai. Residence: Sprague. Funeral: Sept 23, 1931 at Lutheran Church. Death: Sept 21, 1931 at Sprague Hospital. Housewife, married, Lutheran. Birth: Nov 4, 1906. Aged: 25 yrs 1 mo 13 days. Father: Mike Stolp born Germany; Mother: Caroline Lucht, born Germany. Interment: Sprague Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Nicolai, Lela:  (Holliday) Davis  (TS: 1897-1972) See SLE pages 248-9: Lela Holliday was ten when she came with her family from Missouri. She had two sisters, Alice and Mary, and three brothers, Troy, Roy and Homer. She first married Harry Earnest Davis, Sr., who died July 17, 1940. They had two children, Patricia and Harry. Lela later married Carl Nicolai. Lela died at Cheney in Feb 1972. SLE p. 537 makes mention of Roy Holliday and his marriage to Gladys Morton. Roy Holiday, brother of Lela, died in April 1978. “Lela E .Nicolai.—Her home W16-5th St, Cheney, WA. Survived by her husband, Carl Nicolai, at home; one daughter, Mrs. James (Pat) Gough, Plaza, WA; one son, Harry Davis, St John, WA; one sister, Mrs. Mary Sweasey, Renton, WA; 2 brothers, Roy Holliday, Medical Lake, WA; Homer Holliday, Deer Park, WA; 4 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Member of the Christian Church, Cheney, WA. Funeral services Friday, Feb 18 at 2 p.m., from the Community Church, Sprague, WA, Rev Eldon Clark officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 2-16-1972).


Night, Simon:  (TS: 1873-1939) 


Nix, Charles: (added: d. Jan 1904)  “The remains of Charles Nix, who died in Tacoma from pneumonia, were buried in the Maccabee Cemetery Monday morning. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church. Deceased was 18 years, 8 months old. He was a son of Jeff Nix, a farmer living near Alki.” (Sprague Times Supplement: 1-15-1904)


Nixon, J. H.:  (TS: 1860-1902)  “Died of Blood Poisoning. J. Hugh Nixon, aged 44 years, a brother of James Nixon, living south of Sprague, died last Friday, April 1st, of blood poisoning. Mr. Nixon’s home was near Connell but he spent much of his time with his brother here. A severe attack of scarlet fever left him with defective sight and about three years ago he became totally blind. Through his trouble he was greatly handicapped, but was a patient sufferer and was always cheerful and jovial. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church and the funeral services were held in the Sprague ME Church Sunday afternoon. Mr. Nixon never married. The relatives of the deceased wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and sympathy.” (Sprague Times: 4-08-1904-rechecked date; shorter version of this item occurred in Harrington Citizen: 4-15-1904)


Noland, Charles G.: (added; d. 10-02-1922) “Record of Funeral of Charles G Noland. Born: OR; Residence: Sprague, WA. Funeral: Oct 4, 1922, at 2 p.m., Clay E. Palmer, clergyman. Death: Oct 2, 1922, at Sprague. Cause: Arterial ____. Birth: Feb 23, 1848; Aged: 74 yrs 8 mos 5 days. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery, W ½ of 40.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no fee for purchase of cemetery lot, fee for opening of grave)


Norman, George F.: (added; d. 12-25-37) “Funeral of George F. Norman. Residence: Sprague, WA. Widowed. Death: 12-25-1937, at home. Aged: 80 yrs 9 mos 2 days. Male, single, white. Born: Springfield, MO. Burial: Sprague. Funeral at chapel. Interment: Dec 31, 1937. county warrant.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Norsch, Jacob:  (TS: 1858-1936; father) “Record of Funeral: Jacob Norsch. Born: Germany. Residence: Sprague, WA. Husband of Catherine Schafer, deceased. Charge to E. J.  Weirman, of Sprague. Funeral: Feb 23, 1936, at Lee Chapel. Rev Reiss of Ritzville, WA. Death: Feb 21, 1936, at Sprague. Cause: Heart collapse. Retired farmer, widower, Protestant. Birth: Feb 15, 1858. Father: Norsch, born Germany; Mother: don’t know, born Germany. Interment: Maccabee.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Nottage, Roy R.:  (TS: 1910-1960; shared stone with Veryl) See SLE page 578: Roy R. Nottage married Veryl, daughter of Charles and Ethel Phinney Ramm. Roy and Veryl were postmasters. They had one daughter, Joan. Roy died June 15, 1960. Roy had one brother, Cecil D. Nottage, and one sister, Gladys Tennis.


Nottage, Veryl G.:  (TS: 1911-____; shared stone with Roy R.) SLE page 578: Veryl G. Ramm was born March 17, 1911, the daughter of Charles Ramm and his wife Ethel Phinney. Veryl’s grandparents were Edward C. Ramm and his wife Anna Selde. Roy and Veryl had one daughter, Joan. Following Roy’s death in 1960, Veryl served as postmaster in 1960. She was married to John Kirk on Dec 7, 1963 and moved to Spokane. By family report, Veryl is not buried in Maccabee Cemetery.




Ohls, Eva:  (TS: 1883-1934) “Record of Funeral: Eva Campbell Ohls. Born: IL. Residence: farm home at Lamont, WA. Charge to Will P. Ohls. Wife of Wm P. Ohls of Lamont. Funeral: July 7, 1934, Congregational Church at Sprague, Rev Rehn of Ritzville. Death: July 4, 1934, at farm home in Lamont. Cause: carcinoma of liver; Physician: Dr Robinson of Spokane. Housewife, married, Protestant. Birth: Sept 21, 1883. Aged: 50 yrs 9 mos 13 days. Father: Robert Campbell, born IL; Mother: Melia B. Thomas, born IN. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Olson, Alice:  (TS: Feb 11, 1913-Mar 7, 1913; d/o Olaf & Lena) “Alice Elizabeth Olson, daughter of Olaf Olson and his wife Lena (nee Dahl). Born: 11 Feb 1913, Keystone, WA. Died: 7 March 1913; Funeral at church; buried 9 March 1913, Sprague Cemetery.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) “The three weeks old child of Olaf Olson, section foreman at Keystone, which died of whooping cough was buried in Maccabee Cemetery Sunday. Rev Kronek, Lutheran minister of Medical Lake officiated.” (Sprague Advocate: 3-14-1913)


O’Neill, Florence: see Wright


Onstine, Margaret P.: (McCroskey)  (TS: 1909-1953)


Onstine, Merlin J.:  (TS: 1908-1954)


Orlowski, Sergt Julian:  (TS: no dates; Co H 4th US Cavalry)  “Taps For GAR Veteran. Julian Orlowski died Feb 13, 1906, aged 69 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was born in Prussia July 9th, 1836, and came to the United States in 1853. In 1859 he enlisted in Co A, 3rd US Artillery and served throughout the civil war. After the war he was stationed at various forts in the west and finally took his discharge at Ft Walla Walla in 1883. He moved with his family to Lincoln County in the same year locating on a homestead 10 miles north of Sprague where he resided until 1891 when he returned to Walla Walla and re-enlisted in Co H, 4th Cavalry. He was retired on First Sergeant’s half pay in 1892, but continued to live in Walla Walla until 1899 when he returned to the vicinity of Sprague where he lived until the time of his death.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. P. Murray of Sprague, and Miss Margaret Orlowski, a student in the Northwestern Business College in Spokane. The funeral took place from the Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev H. .L Beightol preached the sermon. Interment was in Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Times: 2-16-1906) "Julius Ordowski,(sic) an old man apparently about 65 years of age died at the hospital for the insane at Medical Lake about 1 o'clock yesterday morning. He had been a patient at the hospital for several months. The body will be shipped to Sprague today, where the dead man has relatives."( Spokesman Review, Feb 14, 1906, Submitted by Barbara Curtis)


Orr, Perry G.:  (TS: 1898-1972) “Perry Gaines Orr.—His home 150 Catalia Dr, Yuma, AZ. Husband of Bethel Orr at the home; father of Mrs. James Masterson, Hobart, IN, Daniel Orr, Middleton, Idaho, Kenneth Orr and Ernest Orr; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; step-father of Mrs. Kenneth Smith, Enid, OK, and Gene Rogers, Gardenia, CA; brother of Stanley Orr, Phoenix, AZ; Chester Orr, Hamlet, IN. A member of the Christian Church, Moose Lodge No. 570, Hammond, IN. Funeral services Monday July 17 at 2 p.m.. The Rev Eldon J. Clark officiating. Burial services at the Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-16-1972)



Maccabee Cemetery Obits, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington

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