Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

      Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Bannak: 173

Bannak, Charles P.;  (1912-1988; husband of Ellen Robertson); “Charles P. Bannak. Died: 4-16-1988; Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA; aged 76, born about 1912.” (WA State Death Records); {Edit: Following the death of his wife Ellen, Charles P. Bannak remarried. “Groom: Charles P. Bannak, age 72, b. Great Falls, MT, widowed. Residence: Spokane, WA. Bride: Clara Trembloy, age 75, b. Othello, WA, widowed; residing: Salinas, CA. Marriage: Jan 16, 1985, Spokane, WA.” (Spokane Co Marriage Index) Clara Bannak died Dec 1, 1996 in Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.}

Bannak, Ellen Robertson;  (1908-1984; w/o Charles P.) “Ellen Bannak. Died: 5-17-1984, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Birth: 9-06-1908.” (WA State Death Records);

Barrett, James L.; (Jan 4, 1933-July 8, 1999);

Behin: 178

Behan, Jame;  {may not be buried here; b. Jan 1, 1847; 1879 to Mondovi area; living in 1904. “Since coming to his present locality Mr. Behan has held the office of school director of the old Mondovi district for a number of years. He is a prominent member of Reardan lodge, No. 84, IOOF, and a most highly respected citizen.” (History of Big Bend excerpt)} 

Bell, Abigail C. Simmons; (1835-1924); w/o James M.; “Abigail C. Bell, head, b. abt 1836, OH. Age 74. widowed.” (details of 1910 Reardan, Lincoln Co census);

Bell, Ellen Elizabeth;  (Aug 22, 1923-Nov 8, 1925);

Bell, Elizabeth H. Williams; (1878-1961; shared stone w/ Howard E.);

Bell, Florence; (1903-1954; shared stone w/ H. L.);

Bell, H. Lawton; (1900-1953; shared stone w/ Florence); “Howard Lawton Bell. Died: 12-01-1953, age 53 yrs; Spokane, WA; Father: Howard E. Bell; Mother: Elizabeth H. Williams.” (Spokane County Death Records);

Bell, H E:  179

Bell, Howard E.: (1869-1952; shared stone w/Elizabeth H.); “Female Bell. Born: March 10, 1898, at Reardan. Father: Howard E. Bell, 28, born IA. Mother: Elizabeth H Williams, age 28, born KS.” (Lincoln Co Birth Ledger to 1907) “Howard E. Bell. Death: 14 Oct 1952, aged 83, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: James M. Bell. Mother: Abigail Simmons.” (Spokane County Death Records); “License Date: Nov 11, 1898. Groom: Howard E.  Bell, age 27, residing Mondovi, farmer. Birthplace: Iowa. Father: J. M.  Bell. Mother: Simons. Bride: Elizabeth H. Williams, age 18, residing Reardan. Birthplace: Kansas. Father: Evan W. Williams. Mother: Davis. Marriage: Nov 12, 1898, residence of Bride’s Parents near Mondovi. Minister of the Gospel, D. M. Brink. Witnesses: Sarah Williams and J. D. Williams, both of Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Marriage Return: #332_);  “Howard E. Bell, 40; Elizabeth H. Bell, 31; Rosamond A., 12; Howard L, 9.” (1910 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census);

Bell, James M.; (1833-1901; Co. K 33rd Iowa Vol.; w/o A. C.); “James Bell. Died.—At the residence of his son H. R. Bell, five miles northeast of Reardan, James Bell, aged 69 years. The deceased came from Iowa last October with his wife and took up their residence with their son. He was a veteran Union Soldier, having served three years in the 33rd Iowa Volunteers. At the funeral of Mr. Brink, a neighbor, a short time ago, he exhibited a well preserved blanket that he carried during his entire service. The blanket shows thirty-two holes which were perforated during battle, while strapped upon a knapsack carried by Mr. Bell.  Rev Barnhart of the Evangelical Church held the funeral service at the home of the son, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. after which the remains were interred in the Mondovi Cemetery.” ( 2-07-1901) “James M. Bell, age 47; Abigail C Bell, 45; Howard E. Bell, 11.” (1880 Columbus City, Louisa Co, Iowa census);

Bell, Robert; (May 31, 1929-July 15, 1929);

Bennett, Chas (Chuck);  (d. 12-16-1996; burial unconfirmed); “Memorial service for Charles (Chuck) Bennett of Harrington was held Dec 19, 1996 at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Carolyn Krupke officiating.  Mr. Bennett died Dec 16, 1996 in Spokane. He was 59.  He was born on March 11, 1937, in Bright, IN, to Stanley and Frances (Taylor) Bennett. He married Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) Hoffner on Feb 16, 1963 in Martinez, CA.  Mr. Bennett was a veteran of Vietnam in both the US Navy and Air Force, retiring from both branches of service.  Mr. Bennett was employed by Davenport Union Warehouse for several years as a warehouse operator. He was a member of the Mondovi Grange, Davenport Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. Mr Bennett is survived by his wife Jackie at the home; one son and his wife, John and Dawn Bennett of Reardan; one daughter and her husband, Celeste and Scott Miller of Rocklyn; and 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jacqueline Miller, and Johnathan Bennett. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 1-02-1997)  “Charles S Bennett. Birth: 11 March 1937. Died: 16 Dec 1996. Last Residence: Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);

Bennett, Irene; (b. 10-14-1921; d. 2-22-1994); “Mary K. Bennett. Birth: 8-01-1914. Died: 19 Feb 1991. Last Residence: Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index) “A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb 26, at the Reardan Presbyterian Church for Irene Bennett of Davenport with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating. Mrs. Bennett passed away in Davenport on Feb 22. She was born in Spokane in 1921 to Ada and Myrtle Thiele and grew up in the Espanola area. She is a graduate of Medical Lake High School. She was a member of the Reardan Booster Club and a past member of the Reardan PTA and School Board. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Wagner and her husband Byron of Ritzville, Patsy Soliday and her husband Clay of Reardan, and Myrnie Lemke and her husband David of Halfmoon Bay, CA; two sons, Harry Anyan and his wife Sharon of Cheney, and Gary Anyan of Spokane; two step-daughters, Dixie Guhlke and her husband Gary of Davenport, and Donna Talkington of Harrington; 15 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Eugene Thiele of Spokane and Glenn Thiele of Post Falls, ID, and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of the arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 3-03-1994)

Bennett, Les;  (b. 6-07-1912; d. 9-21-1992; h/o Irene);  “Funeral service for longtime area resident Les Bennett will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home. The Rev Walter Estelle will officiate, and music will be by Lyle Anderson and Paul Lillengreen. Concluding service and interment will be at Mondovi Cemetery.  Mr. Bennett, 80, passed away Monday, Sept 21, 1992, in Davenport.  He was born June 7, 1912, in Elgin, NE, to Lorenzo L. and Ethel M. (Hoisington) Bennett.  Mr .Bennett is survived by his wife Irene at the home; two daughters, Dixie Guhlke and her husband Gary of Davenport, and Donna Talkington of Harrington; three step-daughters, Barbara Wagner and her husband Byron of Ritzville, Patsy Soliday and her husband Clay of Reardan and Myrnie Lemke and her husband David of Halfmoon Bay, CA; two step-sons, Harry Anyan and his wife Sharon of Spokane, and Garry Anyan of Spokane; 12 grandchildren…; 3 great grandchildren…; 3 sisters, Estelle Ohland of Kent, WA, Hazel Munyan of Starbuck, WA, and Irma O’Brien of Eugene, OR, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Patrick Talkington.  Mr. Bennett was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Davenport and the Reardan Booster Club. He was an avid follower of high School athletics. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 9-24-1992) “Leslie D. Bennett. Birth: 7 June 1912. Died: 21 Sept 1992, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index);

Bennett, Ruth E.; (May 20, 1900-Mar 31, 1971); “Ruth E. Bennett.—Her home Davenport, W . Survived by her husband, Les Bennett, at the home; 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Donna) Talkington, Harrington, WA; Mrs. Gary (Dixie) Guhlke, Davenport; 2 grandsons, Pat and Chris Talkington of Harrington; 2 brothers, Dawne Brink, Spokane; Joe Brink, Boring, OR; 4 sisters, Mrs. Roxy Nicholls, Davenport; Mrs. Dee Crandell, Spokane; Mrs. Marguerite Cage, Calusa, CA; Mrs. Willme Lueck, Pomeroy, WA. A member of the Presbyterian Church of Davenport. Funeral services will be held Monday April 5 at 11 a.m. from the Presbyterian Church, Davenport . The Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Interment Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. Mrs. Bennett will lie in state at the Strate Funeral Home on Sunday, April 4 from 2-8 p.m.” (Spokesman Review: 4-04-1971)

Betz, G H: 253

Betz, George H.;  (Born Cass Co, IL, April 11, 1867; d. Dec 25, 1905 in WA; aged 38 yr 8 mos 14 days; h/o Louise; prepare to meet me in Heaven; cement border & footstone); “Mondovi item: Cal Simmons of Davenport erected two monuments in Pleasant View Cemetery, one on the grave of Mrs. Stanley, the other for George Betz.” (LCT: 11-06-1906)  “George H Betz is a farmer residing one half mile east of Mondovi. He was born April 11, 1867, in Cass County, Illinois, the son of John H and Sebilla Betz, a sketch of whose lives, together with those of his brothers and sisters, is incorporated with that of his brother, John W, which appears elsewhere in this history.  Prior to coming west in 1882, the boyhood of George Betz was spent for the most part in the common schools of his native state. He came to Cheney with his parents and attended the Cheney Academy, thus gaining a good working education. He came to Lincoln County in the spring of 1892, and entered a timber culture; then sold it, and bought the improvements on his present farm, upon which he filed a homestead right. George H. Betz was married March 8, 1897, to Louisa Kik, a native of South Dakota, the daughter of David and Louisa Kik. Both her parents were natives of Germany, and crossed the plains to California while Mrs. Betz was a child. They came from California to Walla Walla, where the mother died, the father later coming to Rock Creek, Lincoln County, where he was an early pioneer. Mrs. Betz has two brothers, David and Charles, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Maurer. Besides there she has one half brother and three half sisters, William, Maimie, Lillie and Anna. Both Mr. and Mrs. Betz are members of the United Brethren Church at Mondovi.  Mr. Betz owns two hundred and forty acres of the best land in the Big Bend, and has it all in the highest state of cultivation, and improved in the most modern and elaborate style. Besides having all manner of agricultural implements, his buildings and farm furnishings the marvels of neatness and convenience. His house is a modern eight room brick structure, containing in every room hot and cold water piped from a reservoir which is kept supplied by a windmill and pump. Besides furnishing power to pump water, the windmill is employed to run a chop and feed mill, wood saw and emery wheel, and furnishes power for a complete blacksmith and repair ship. His barn also is supplied with water from the reservoir. He came to the country practically without means and settled on raw land, improving it to its present state by his own unaided efforts.” (History of Big Bend, 1904) “George H Betz of Lincoln Co and Louisa Kik of Lincoln Co; Marriage: March 8, 1896 at Cheney, WA by F W Buchholz, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: David Kik and Anna Betz. (Certificate of Marriage, Spokane County: U-2060); “License: March 7, 1896. George H. Betz, age 28, residing: Mondovi, WA. Birthplace: Illinois. Farmer. Father: John H Betz; Mother: Huschen or Henschen. Bride: Louisa Kik, age 20. Residence: Davenport, WA. Birthplace: CA. Housekeeper. Father: David Kik; Mother: Aschbacher. Date of Marriage: March 8, 1896, Cheney, WA. F. W. Buchholz, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: David Kick, Spokane, WA. And Anna Betz, Cheney, WA.” (Marriage Return: #371); “George Henry Betz. Male, white. Age: 38 yrs 7 mos. Married. Birthplace: IL.  Father: John H. Betz, born Germany. Mother: Sabilli Suschen, born Germany. Farmer. Informant: wife. Death: Dec 25, 1905, 12 p.m.  Cause of death: Meningitis. E. B. Nelson, MD. Place of death: 2008 Sharp Ave, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.  Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Standard Certificate of Death, State of WA, #8830);  “John B. Smith, Seattle, age 30, born Morgan, Ohio. Barber. Father: Geo Smith born Ohio; Mother: Susan Wood, born Ohio. Bride: Louisa R Betz, residing Mondovi, WA, age 31, widow, birthplace: Douglas, South Dakota. Housewife. Father: David Kik, born Wuertenburg, Germany. Mother: Rosina Aschbacher, born Wuertenburg, Germany. Maiden name of bride if previously married: Louisa R Kick.  Marriage: at 418 S McClellan St, Spokane, on this the 4th day of April 1907. Officiant: Lou Hellinger, Spokane. Witnesses: Michael Kalicek, residing Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health, Certificate of Marriage, License #4118); “John B Smith, age 33; Louisa Smith, 34” (1910 Oak Harbor, Island Co, WA census). 

Blair-Holderby, Diane M.;  (Apr 25, 1947-Dec 31, 1984); “Services for Diane Marie (Holderby) Blair, of Valdosta, Georgia take place tomorrow, Friday, Jan 4 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Burial at Mondovi Cemetery follows the service. She died Dec 31, 1984 at the Jacksonville Baptist Hospital. Born on April 25, 1947 in Spokane, she later served as a member of the Professional Secretary Association (PSA), where she acted as state secretary. She was also a member of the candle lighters Cancer Society.  She was preceded in death by her only son, James Warren Blair, and father, James Vernon Holderby. Survivors include her mother, Marie Holderby of Spokane, two sisters, Brenda Stillmunkes of Omak and Becky Strite of Spokane; and one brother, Wayne Holderby of Kelso. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.” (Davenport Times: 1-03-1985) 

Blair, James Warren;  (Dec 12, 1968-Aug 5, 1982);

Boleneus, M. Cordelia Ensor; (1931-1982) “Mondovi Grange met Tuesday, May 18, Chaplain Ruby Robinson, assisted by Ceres, Bobbi Williams, Margaret Naff and Mildred Williams conducted the Memorial service in memory of Cordelia Boleneus.” (Davenport Times: 5-27-1982)

Bolon surname; John Milton Bolon was born in 1827 in Pennsylvania. His wife Catherine was born about 1826 in KY. Most of their children were born in Illinois. The family came to Washington by way of Oregon, where the younger two sons were born. In 1870 they were on the Union Precinct, Clackamas Co, OR census as:  John, 42; Catharine, 43; Andrew, 13; Sarah, 10; John, 8; James, 7; Joseph, 6; Thomas, 4; and Valentine, 6 mos. Their older children did not appear with them on that census. In June of 1880 the John Bolon household was on the Deep Creek Falls, Spokane Co census as: John M., 54, PA; Catherine, 55, KY; William A., 30; Sarah F., 20; John S., 19; James H., 17; Joseph M., 15; Thomas J., 13; and John’s brother-in-law, Andrew W. McCameron. Valentine had died April 6, 1880 with burial in Mondovi. John and Catherine’s daughter, Catherine A had previously married James R. Hopkins and was residing nearby with her family of five children, also appearing on that census. In 1885 the family appeared on the Lincoln County census. John M. and Catherine, William A. and Thomas were yet together. James H. Bolon, born about 1863, appeared with his wife Adalade and son Leroy. By 1887, the James H. Bolon family alone remained in residence in Lincoln County: James, Adalade, Leroy and Walter. This family moved to Cheney, Spokane Co, WA prior to the 1900 census where they had increased their family to 8 children. John M. Bolon died May 14, 1900 at LaCrosse, WA. Following his death, his wife was found residing with their son John Bolon, 39, at Endicott, Whitman Co, WA. Apparently Catharine Bolon Hopkins and husband had previously settled in that vicinity, as three of their children died in 1892 in Whitman County: Millie, age 4, on March 2; Alice, age 6, on March 6; and James H, age 8, on March 9, 1892.  An infant, Andrew Bolon, son of Jos. M. Bolon and Mildred Bigham, was born and died in Walla Walla on Oct 7, 1910, burial not specified. Their daughter, Olive, died in Northport, Stevens Co, WA on May 13, 1911, at the age of 2 yrs. Of the Bolon families, two graves have been identified in Mondovi’s Pleasant View Cemetery, as well as Mary Bolon Brink, in 1900 or 1901, sister to John M. Bolon.

Bolon: 77 E ½

Bolon, John Milton;  (b. 1827; d. May 14, 1900; father; brother of Mary Brink)

Bolon, Valentine; (d. April 6, 1880; son);  “Valentine M. Bolon. Died: April 1880. Age: 10 yrs. Birthplace: Oregon. Cause of Death: Typhoid Pneumonia.” (Spokane County Mortality Schedule: Page 1, Line 1; Enumeration District: 4) Valentine M. Bolon was born Dec 22, 1869 in Oregon, the son of John Milton Bolon and his wife Catherine.

Bowen, Meda Plummer; (1907-1946; buried with infant son); “Meda Bowen; d. 10 Aug 1946, age 38. Spouse: Orva Bowen.  Father: Tom Plummer; Mother: Meda Kelso. Place of death: Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Certificate of death);  “Hubert L. Kelso, 62; Martha Kelso, 54; Iowa Kelso, 18; Media Plummer, granddaughter, 2, WA.” (details from 1910 Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA census); Marriage Certificate for Meda Plummer and Orva Bowen was not located. Army Enlistment Records show that Orva F. Bowen was married prior to his enlistment date, Oct 19, 1941, at which time his address was Spokane. “License date: Dec 5, 1950. Marriage date: Dec 9, 1950, at Spokane. Orva F. Bowen of Spokane, groom. Fern M. Moore, of Spokane, bride. Witnesses: James A. Cloughley and Mrs. J. A. Cloughley. Officiant: Frank S. VanDoren, minister.” (details from marriage certificate #7265, Spokane Co, WA)  “Orva Bowen. Birth: 2-05-1903. Death: Oct 1986, Veradale, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index)

Bowen, son of Meda; (d. 8-10-1946); (Infant son of Meda Plummer Bowen and Orva Bowen.)

Bowman, W C: 230

Bowman, William C.;   (unconfirmed burial; Cem. Permit #49 on 10-21-1933; b. abt 1858) “Ladies Aid meets at Mrs. W. C. Bowman’s Thursday.” (Davenport Tribune: 1-09-1913)

Breithaupt, H. M.: 291

Breithaupt, Benton Earl;  (infant son of Henry & Ethel) “Benton Earl Breithaupt. Died: 21 Feb 1925, Richland, Benton Co, WA. Infant. Male. Father: Henry M Breithaupt. Mother: Ethel May Burns.” (WA State Death Records);

Breithaupt surname:  “Twin boys weighing 7 lbs each born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Breithaupt near Mondovi.” (Davenport Tribune: July 18, 1912);  “Unnamed Breithaupt, twin males, birth: 17 July 1912; Father: Henry Breithaupt; Mother: Ethel Burns.” And “ Unnamed male Breithaupt, birth: Sept 14, 1914; Father: Henry Breithaupt; Mother: Ethel Burns.” (Lincoln County Auditor); {Edit: Henry and Ethel left Mondovi vicinity prior to the 1920 census, at which time they were located in Richland, Benton Co, WA, with their increased family. Henry, 38; Ethel, 32, were shown with their children: Martin, 11; Esther, 9; Howard, 7, Hazel, 7; Charley, 5; Cecil D, 3; Duncan, 2; and Marion 11 months. Henry Breithaupt died Feb 1, 1957, in Colfax, Whitman Co, WA,  at the age of 75.}

Breithaupt surname 2:  “Wm J. Breithaupt of Lincoln Co and Mary E. Hinkle of Lincoln Co; Marriage: Feb 5, 1908 at Reardan by R. D. Streyffeler, minister of the Gospel” (Certificate of Marriage: U1356; 74687, witnesses not recorded on certificate) “Marriage license was issued to Will Breithaupt and Elizabeth Engle last week.” (LCT: 2-09-1906) A certificate for Will and Elizabeth was not found.  “Wm Breithaupt, 29, Mondovi, born Iowa, farmer. Father: J. M. Breithaupt. Mother: T. W. Wendt. Bride: Mary Hinkle, 19, Reardan, born WA. Father: G. E. Hinkle. Mother: C. S. Abbott. Marriage: Feb 5, 1908 at Reardan by R. D. Streyffeler, minister. Witnesses: H. H. Guth and E. E. Guth.” (Register of Marriage Statistics: Lincoln Co Auditor); By 1920, the William J. Breithaupt family was shown on the Harrah, Yakima Co, WA census: “Wm J., 41; Mary, 31; Alvina, 11, Hazel, 9; Geneva, 8; Paul, 4 yr 11 mos; and Ernest 2 yrs 9 mos.” 

Brink, Ada King; (1876-1919; w/o Milo G.; shared stone); “Male Brink. Born: 12-25-1891, in Davenport. Father: Milo Brink, age 28, born WA. Mother: Dad King, age 18, born WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907) “Female Brink. Birth: Feb 9, 1893, Davenport. Father: Milo Brink (no data); Mother: (no name or data).” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907)

Brink, Anna Marie Stroh; (d. June 22, 1931, aged 33 yrs) “Mrs. Joe Brink Passes Suddenly.  Mrs. Joe Brink died Monday of this week from ether pneumonia, following an operation in a Spokane hospital. Mr .and Mrs. Brink were located at Harrington for a couple of years or more when Mr Brink conducted the Banner Meat Co’s market at this place. His Harrington friends express their deepest sympathy to himself and family in their great loss.  Business houses of Davenport closed Wednesday afternoon during the funeral of Mrs. Brink, 33, who died at Spokane Monday. The funeral was held from the Lutheran Church, the Rev F. J. Ahrendt officiating. Mrs. Guy Munson, Mrs. Fred Buck, the Rev Mr. Ahrendt and W. W. Foley sang, accompanied by Mrs. O. W. Johnson. Interment was in the Mondovi Cemetery. Mrs. Brink is survived by her widower; a daughter, Marjorie; a son, Howard; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Con Stroh, Sr., Odessa, and one brother, Con Stroh, Jr.  Chas E Moore attended the funeral from Harrington and acted as one of the pall bearers.” (Harrington Citizen: 6-26-1931)  {Edit: In 1999 the grave did not have a visible tombstone.}

Brink, David Monroe; (Oct 14, 1852-Dec 10, 1932); “David Monroe Brink. Died: 10 Dec 1932, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 14 Oct 1852, McDonough, IL.  Spouse: Martha, nee not stated.  Father: Thomas Garner Brink, born IL.  Mother: Mary Bollen, born Ohio. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)    " David M. Brink Passes Saturday. Pioneer United Brethern(sp) Minister Dies in Davenport.  David Munroe Brink, age 80 years passed away early Saturday at his home in the southeast part of town.  Following about two weeks illness, the funeral was held at the M. E. Church here Monday at 11 a. m. with interment in the Mondovi cemetery.  The Rev. Jasper E. ( Jap) Pershall of Dayton, Wash., a pioneer resident of this region, delivered the funeral sermon, assisted by the Rev. A. F. Kroneman, pastor of the Davenport M. E. church and the Rev. S. M. Mathes, of Clarkston, Wash.  The Rev. Pershall and Mr. Brink were old time friends and it had been agreed between them many years ago that when one of them passed away, the survivor was to deliver the funeral sermon for his friend.  Mrs. Elijah Huffman and Mrs. Albert Zelmer sang two selections at the church service, accompanied by Mrs. Anna Jarvis.  Pall bearers were James McClure, Albia McClure, Vernet McClure, Roscoe McClure, Gilbert Littell and Joseph Brink, all nephew of the deceased. Mr. Brink was born October 14, 1852, near Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois, and came to Washington territory in 188 settling in the Mondovi region.  There he was married, January 1, 1888 to Martha Louise Williams who survives him.  To this union were born four children, three daughters who died in infancy, and one son Thomas Ferman Brink, now serving in the United States navy on the U. S. S. Saratoga.  The son arrived here from San Pedro, Calif., last week, called home by his father's illness.  Mr. Brink also is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Arminda C. Littell and Mrs. Laura B. Davis of Spokane and Mrs. Bertha G. McClure of Davenport, and one brother, Milo G. Brink of Davenport.   In his boyhood Mr. Brink united with the Methodist church, but later placed his membership with the United Brethern (sp) church and was ordained a minister of that denomination June 25, 1900, in which capacity he served for about 25 years in an active way.  He held pastorates at Dayton, Wash., Grants Pass, Ore., and other towns.  While at Grants Pass about seven years ago he was injured in a run away and retired from active work as a pastor.  He came here a short time afterward and made his home in Davenport until his death.  (Davenport Times-Tribune, Dec 15, 1932) Submitted by Tom McGourin  (Edit: Brethren is correct spelling)

Brink, infants;  (no stone, no data; speculative potential graves of two infants of Milo G. and Ada Brink.; both infants having died prior to the 1910 census; a third infant, Monroe, reportedly died soon after birth in 1917);

Brink, Baby girl: “Infant Brink. Birth: May 2, 1911, Female, Stillbirth. Father: Milo G. Brink; Mother: Ada King. Died: May 2, 1911. Mondovi.” (WA State Death Certificate data: assumed burial at Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery )

Brink, Baby girl:  “Infant Brink. Birth: Sept 2, 1909, Female, Stillbirth. Father: Milo G. Brink; Mother: Ada King. Died: Sept 2, 1909. Mondovi.” (WA State Death Certificate data: assumed burial at Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery )

Brink, Monroe : “Bury Baby Saturday.—Monroe Brink, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo G. Grink, died Friday, May 18 and was buried the following day at the Mountain View cemetery.”  (Lincoln County Times: 5-25-1917). Monroe Brink was born April 24, 1917 and died May 18, 1917. Since the City of Davenport reports that they do not have any of the Milo G Brink burials in their cemetery, Mountain View , it is assumed that this infant is buried with the other family members at Pleasant View Cemetery in Mondovi. Data for this child and the two female stillbirths was submitted by family in 2010, Anita Keller.

Brink, Martha;  (Martha Louise Williams, wife of David Monroe Brink, was reportedly buried at the foot of his grave. Their marriage occurred in Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA on Jan 1, 1888. Death record not located.)

Brink, Mary Roxanne Bolon; (1836-1900; tall shared stone; w/o Thomas G. Brink; sister of John M. Bolon);  “Mr. T. G. Brink, who has lived many years in the county, and whose home was near Mondovi, died last Thursday after a short illness with the grip. His wife, Mrs. Brink, passed away about two weeks before. They were among the early settlers of the county.”  (LCT: 1-25-1901)   See also, Lincoln Co Probate #502, filed about 1901 in Lincoln Co Superior Court, did not view.

Brink, M: 69

Brink, Milo G.;  (1867-1937; h/o Ada; shared stone w/Ada);  “Milo Brink, 69, resident of Lincoln County for 56 years, died at his Davenport home Sunday after suffering a stroke. He came to Mondovi in 1880, operated a livery stable in Davenport for many years, was deputy sheriff and later city policeman, and for the past 10 years worked for the state highway department. Survivors are six daughters and two sons.”  (Odessa Record: 1-21-1937) “Milo Griffern Brink.  Died: 1-17-1937. Birth: 11-13-1867, MO.  Widowed. Father: Thomas Brink. Mother: Mary Bolon. Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

Brink, Thomas G.;  (1833-1901; h/o Mary R.; tall  shared stone); “Mr. T. G. Brink, who has lived many years in the county, and whose home was near Mondovi, died last Thursday after a short illness with the grip. His wife, Mrs. Brink, passed away about two weeks before. They were among the early settlers of the county.”  (LCT: 1-25-1901)  {Edit: The Thos G. Brink household in 1870 was shown on the Montevallo, Vernon Co, Missouri census. Thomas, 37; Mary R., 34; David M., 18; Adelie V., 15; Mary E, 14; Arminda, 6; Wm H., 5; Milo G., 3; and Bertha, 5 mos.}

Brink, William H.; (1863-1927); “William H. Brink. Died: May 1927, Reardan, WA.  Birth: 11 Dec 1866, IL. Spouse: Single.  Father: Thomas Garner Brink, born IL; Mother: Mary Bollen, born Ohio. Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 

Brock, Margaret;  (1858-1920);  “Germalia M. Sprinkle, age 64; Katherine Sprinkle, 51, and Margaret Brock, sister-in-law, 61, b. Iowa, widowed.”  (1920 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census)

Byers: 259

Byers, Lydia Forney;  (no dates; b. 1-26-1864, Ogle, Mt Morris Co, IL; d. 5-17-1892); “Taken up.—On my place one mile north of Mondovi, one red heifer with white spots… J. C. Byers, Mondovi, Wash.” (LCT: 3-31-1899);  “J. C. Byers, male, 36, b. IL; L A Byers, female, 25, IL.” (1892 Lincoln Co Census) “John C. Byers was born July 13, 1855 in Carroll Co, IL. He married Lydia A. Forney on Dec 25, 1887. Mrs. Byers died May 17, 1892.  Lydia was a daughter of Samuel and Sabina Forney, who brought their family to Mondovi in 1883.” (extraction of details from History of Big Bend) The death record for John C. Byers shows his father as Dave Byers and his mother as Susanna Cowen. John died Dec 29, 1915, age 60, in Spokane. His burial was shown to be in Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, by Smith & Co. “John C Byers; head, July 1855, 44, IL, widowed, farmer.” (Twp 25 Mondovi 1900 Census);

Byram, Orville;  (1906-1983); “Orville Dunreath Byram. Died: 1 July 1983, Edwall, WA.  Birth: 16 Sept 1906, Idaho. Spouse: Virginia Littell.  Father: Joseph Nelson Byram. Mother: Marion Ford, surviving. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

Byram, Virginia Littell;  (1912-1987)“Virginia F. (Ginger) Byram passed away March 31, 1987 in Spokane. Born Nov 5, 1912, Byram was a graduated of Reardan High School. She married Dennie Byram in 1934 at Mondovi and the couple moved to Edwall where they operated and later owned Byram and Son General Merchandise Store. She continued to operate the store until her health began to fail in December 1964. She was preceded in death by her husband, in July 1983 and one sister, Mrs. Iris Mae Hein. Survivors include one son, Dennie L. Byram, Spokane; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one foster brother, Russell Paul Tremain, Seattle; one niece and one nephew.  Services were held Saturday, April 4, 1987, at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Rev Roger Barr officiated. Vault interment was at Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, Washington.” (Davenport Times: 4-16-1987)


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2009.

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