Spangle Obituaries & Data Collection

Most submitted items from the late Mary Alice Schieche Warwick.  

Submitted by Marge Womach

    From Hwy 195 going through the town of Spangle, turn right (south) onto Spangle Road.

    Continue up the hill until you come to the cemetery. This Spokane County Cemetery was established about 1894.


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Beahn:  “Strayed from Hangman Creek one month ago, 4 miles from Spangle.  One iron gray horse cold, 2 years old with face, no brand. Lewis Beahn, Spangle, W.T.” (NW Tribune: 12-16-1886)

  Blakely:  “Strayed from my ranch, three miles northwest of Spangle, W.T. about May 31st, 1886, one black horse about 16 hands high, eight years old, branded on right shoulder, a white stripe in face and a scar on right fore-leg just above hoof. Also one black horse 16 hands high, six years old, branded on right shoulder with small star in forehead. The left hind foot white. The undersigned will pay $25 reward for their delivery at his ranch or information leading to their recovery. John Blakely, Spangle, W.T.” (NW Tribune: 12-16-1886; designs of brand in original paper). 

  Brown:  “Spangle.—Funeral  services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian Church for Theodore Brown, age 82, who died Friday, June 15. The Rev O A Adams of Cheney officiated.  Mrs Alfred Fogelstrom and Mrs I H Jennings sang, ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘It is Well With My Soul”, and ‘The Silver Cord’.  Betty May Hill accompanied at the piano.  Mr Brown was a retired farmer, having lived in this locality about 31 years. He was born in France. Surviving are one son, Theophile Brown, and three grandchildren. Interment was in the Spangle Cemetery beside his wife who died about a year ago.” (submitted; undated)  “Theodore Brown was born in 1851, married Delphine, and together they had four known children: John, Eugene, Margarite, and Theophile.

  Burkey:  “A W Burkey Caught. He is Wanted for Abusing and Deserting His Family.  Deputy Sheriff Felix Pugh arrested A W Burkey yesterday near Marshall Junction and brought him to the county jail. Burkey resides at Spangle, and a few days ago he deserted his family while camped near this city after beating his wife and little daughter.  Deputy Pugh learned that he was near Marshall at the home of David Burkey. At the approach of the officers he started to run, but the sight of a revolver in the hands of the deputy caused him to surrender. He will be taken to Spangle for trial tomorrow.” (Spokane Review: 10-16-1892) “A W Burkey, the wife-beater of Spangle, is a prisoner in the county jail and is likely to remain there for several months unless he can put up a bond of $1,000. He was arrested Saturday at Marshall, as was stated in The Review. Yesterday he was taken to Spangle for hearing and his trial occurred there before a justice of the peace. His wife, whom he had most cruelly beaten, swore out a peace warrant and the justice placed him under $1,000 bond to keep the peace for a year. In default of bond he went to jail.” (Spokane Review: 10-18-1892) 

  Cahill:   “Egypt.—No service is planned for Georgie (McCall) Cahill, 95, who died Feb 4, 2006. Her cremated remains will be interred later in the Cahill family plot at the Spangle Cemetery.  Born in Egypt on Sept 8, 1910, to Sadie (Duncan) and S Nelson McCall, both of pioneering families, she graduated from Cheney High School and later earned an AA degree in food management from Bellevue Community College. She worked for many years as a hospital dietician and food service administrator in the Seattle area.  Among Mrs Cahill’s relatives are members of the Whiteside and Houston families, including her aunt, the late Eunice McCall Whiteside (step-mother to Loma Saunders of Ritzville, who died Feb 1), and a first cousin, Jim Houston, who died last July.  Her family remembers her as ‘the good gramma’ who will be greatly missed.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Claire C Cahill; a grandson, D Michael Cahill; and two sisters, Della Dyer and Frances Ramsey.  She leaves her only son, William E ‘Bill’ (and Fritzi) Cahill of Nine Mile Falls; 5 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Baugh of East Wenatchee and Esthemel McFarland of Spokane; and a brother, Kenneth McCall of Spokane Valley.” (Davenport Times:  2-24-2006) 

  Doff: “Strayed from my place three miles below Spangle, about two weeks ago, one bay mare with a pair of hobbles on branded B on left shoulder about eight years old, and one brown gelding, five years old, with star in forehead branded B on left shoulder. Twenty dollars reward will paid for their recovery or $10 for information leading to their recovery. Jas L Doff, Spangle, Spokane Co, Washington Territory.”  (NW Tribune: 5-16-1884)

  Fisher:  “P E Fisher of Spangle intends to leave that place and go to Palouse City, where he will carry on the jewelry business.” (NW Tribune: 2-11-1886) “Notice is hereby given to parties indebted to P E Fisher, of Spangle, to settle their accounts at once, as I contemplate an early removal. Accounts remaining unsettled Feb 15, will be placed in collectors hands. P E Fisher. Jan 30, 1886.” (NW Tribune: 2-11-1886)

  Frick:  Mrs Lucinda Frick, one of Spangle’s pioneer women passed away at her home Saturday, Sept 16, and was buried Monday, Sept 18, 1922. Interment was in the Spangle Cemetery. Services were held in the Christian church of which Mrs Frick was a member, having been united with that denomination at the age of 17 years. Mrs Frick was an old settler, having assisted her husband, C W Frick, in conducting one of the first hotels, known as the Spangle House, in which she lived at the time of her death. They later conducted what was known as the Frick Hotel. C W Frick passed away several years prior to her going.” (lost source, possibly Lind paper: 9-29-1922; shorter version appeared in The Citizen at Harrington) “Mrs Lucinda A Frick. Died: 16 Sept 1922, age 73, Spangle, Spokane Co, WA. Father: John H Hall. Mother: Sarah Beck. Batch Id # 275971.” (WA State Death Records) “Lucinda Frick, head, 70, IL, Father born IL, Mother born IL. Widowed. Hazel Frick, 25.” (details from 1920 Spangle, Spokane Co, WA census). “Lucinda J Frick, head, 58, IL, widowed. George Frick, 38; Charles Frick, 31; Hazel Frick, 15.” (details from 1910 Spangle, Spokane Co, WA Census). “Charles W Frick, head, 67, PA, married 32 yrs; Lucinda Frick, wife, 49; George Frick, 29; William H Frick, 18; Ida N Frick, 16; Maud Frick, 13; Susanna Frick, 9; Hazel Frick, 5.” (Details from 1900 Spangle, Spokane Co, WA Census)  “Charles W Frick. Birth: March 5, 1832; Died: Dec 4, 1903. Burial: Spangle Cemetery, Spokane Co, WA. Spouse: Lucinda A Hall Frick.” (submitted)

Green:  “Marilyn Patricia Green.—Passed away July 19th at a local hospital. Age 5 mos 22 days. She lived with her parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph L Green at Spangle, WA.  Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Stanley and Herold Green, both of Spangle, Wash, and a half-sister, Mrs Roy McDowell of Davenport, Wash, and a half-brother, Gordon Green of Spangle, Wash. Her last services have been entrusted to the care of the Smith Funeral Home, W1124 Riverside Ave.” (submitted; undated) “Marilyn Patricia Green. Died: 19 July 1932, age 0, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Joseph L Green. Mother: Edna Poe. Batch Id #276578.” (WA State Death Records)

  Grunewald:  Anna Grunewald.—Age 74 years. She was a resident of Spangle, Wash., having resided there for the past 41 years. She was a member of Eastern Star of Spangle, WA, and the Lutheran church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs J T Sires and Mrs Ida Hall, both of Spangle, WA, and Mrs Anna Kenny of El Segundo, CA, and Mrs Myrtle McGatlin of King Hill, Idaho, and five sons, George W, of Plummer, Idaho; and Henry, John, Will and Walter, all of Spangle, Wash., and one brother, William Kessler of Spokane, Wash.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. from the Community church at Spangle, Wash., Rev Leslie Zimmerman, with the Eastern Star of Spangle, will officiate. Interment Spangle, Wash. Smith Funeral Home in charge.” (submitted: undated);  “Anna Grunewald. Died: 26 July 1931, age 74, Spangle, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: George Kessler. Mother: Matilda. Spouse: John. Batch Id #276546.” (WA State Death Records) “John Grunewald. 53, married 27 yrs. Anna Grunewald, wife, 43, Germany, m-27 yrs, 12/10 children born/living, father & mother born Germany, immigrated 1873;  George W Grunewald, 24; John L Grunewald, 19; Anna L Grunewald, 15; Sopha L Grunewald, 13; Lewis W Grunewald, 10; Myrtle C Grunewald, 4; Walter E Grunewald, 2.”  (details from 1900 Spring Valley, Spokane Co, WA Census) “John Grunewald, head, 63; Anna K Grunewald, 53, Germany; William Grunewald, 20; Myrtle Grunewald, 14; Walter Grunewald, 12.” (details of 1910 Spangle, Spokane Co, WA Census)

  Grunewald:  Walter Gruenwald.—Passed away June 18 at a local hospital. Age 35 years. He was a resident of Spangle, Wash., having resided there all his life. Survived by his wife, Catherine; 4 sisters, Mrs Tillie Sires of Spangle, Mrs Ida Hall of Pullman, Mrs Anna Kinney in CA, Mrs Myrtle McGattlin of King Hill, ID; 3 brothers, George of Tekoa, Henry and John of Spangle. His last services have been entrusted to the care of the Smith Funeral Home, W1124 Riverside Ave.” (submitted; undated) “Spangle.—Funeral services for Walter Grunewald, age 35, who passed away at the Deaconess hospital following a major operation, were held Thursday afternoon, June 21, at the Smith Undertaking parlors, the Rev John Groschupf officiating.  A large crowd from here attended the services and the beautiful floral offerings were evidence of his many friends. Walter, the youngest of a large family, was born and reared here. He was a graduate of the Spangle High School where he attained many honors in athletics. He was married last fall to Miss Catherine Schoaf. He is survived by his widow, Catherine; four sisters, Mrs Tillie Sires, Mrs Ida Hall, Mrs Anna Kenney and Mrs Myrtle Gatlin, and three brothers, George of Tekoa, and Henry and John of Spangle. Interment was in the Spangle cemetery. 

Grunewald:  William Grunewald.—Passed away June 5th at a local hospital, age 42 yrs. He was a resident of Spangle, WA, having lived there all his life. Survived by his wife, Naomi, and three daughters, Frances, Ruth and Marguerite, all at the home; four sisters, Mrs Tillie Sires, Spangle; Mrs Ida Hall, Pullman, Mrs Anna Kenney in California, Mrs Myrtle McGattlin, King Hill, Idaho, and four brothers, Walter, Henry and John, all of Spangle, and George of Tekoa, Wash.  He was a member of the IOOF and Rebekahs of Spangle. His last services have been entrusted to the care of the Smith Funeral Home, W1122-1132 Riverside.” (submitted; undated); “William Grunewald. Died: 5 June 1932, age 42, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: John Grunewald. Mother: Anna Kessler. Spouse: Naomi.  Batch Id #276577.” (WA State Death Records)

  Heaverlo:  “Taken up about Oct 10, 1886 one large dark bay horse, white hind feet, right leg large, branded on right hip, shod all round, supposed to be about 9 years old. The same is now in my enclosure one mile east of Spangle. Jesse Heaverlo.” (NW Tribune: 12-16-1886) 

  Helmer:  Cecil Ralph Helmer.—Age 24. His home was in Plaza, Washington. He is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs C R Helmer, two sisters, Mr A C Wittner and Alice; two brothers, Dale and Verl, all of Plaza. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. form Rosalia. Interment in Rosalia Cemetery. Jerue Funeral Home in charge.” (submitted; undated) “Further investigation into the deaths Monday night of George Lewis, 19, Cheney, and Cecil Helmer, 23, Plaza, who were killed when their machine was struck by a train, seemed unlikely, it was reported yesterday at the sheriff’s office. The youths met death when the auto ran into an S, P & S passenger train near South Cheney. Officers were trying to find what the youths had been doing before the accident. That the accident was no fault of the train crew or engineer was agreed by virtually all investigators. Coroner T C Barnhart said he saw no reason for an inquest.” (submitted: undated)  “Cecil Ralph Helmer. Died: 27 June 1932, age 24, Cheney, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: C R Helmer. Mother: Olive Hoover. Batch Id #276571.” (WA State Death Records) 

  Henry:  “Died. Henry.—Near Spangle, Aug 27, L. Henry, son of Mr and Mrs Warren Henry, aged 29 years. Deceased came to Washington Territory in 1877 and was one of unusual health and strong constitution. About two years ago he was stricken down with consumption. His sufferings were most painful but he bore them bravely to the last, when death called him to where pain is no more. He died trusting in the One that doeth all things well. The funeral took place Aug 29, at Spangle at the Baptist church and was largely attended by neighbors and friends. Services were conducted by Rev N C Mower assisted by Rev W M Richardson. E D Pahrnelee.” (NW Tribune: 9-09-1886)  “Warren Henry, 53, NY, married, farmer; Polly Henry, wife, 54; Leo Henry, son, 23.” (undetermined identity; details of 1880 Spangle, Spokane Co, WA Census)

  Hoxsey:  “ Miss Hoxsey Wed Today.  Miss Catherine Hoxsey, daughter of Dr and Mrs T E Hoxsey, W425 Fourteenth, became the bride of James Francis Yenney at 11 o’clock this morning at the home of her parents. The wedding service was read by the Rev Francis E Reese, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Virginia Hoxsey, while Mr Yenney was served by his brother, Charles. An intimate assembly of relatives and close friends attended the service. The bride attended Whitman College and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and also of Mu Phi Epsilon, national music honorary. Following her graduation, she spent two years in New York studying violin with Hugo Kortzchak and taking advance work at Columbia.  Mr Yenney is a son of the late Mr and Mrs John F Yenney of Walla Walla. He was prominent in athletics while a student at Whitman. He is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Upon graduating at Whitman he took advance work at the University of Washington. He is supervisor of music in the Snohomish public schools.” (submitted; undated); {Edit:  The accompanying family tree shows only the following details only for the line of Dr and Mrs T E Hoxsey: “Thomas (T E or Ned) Hoxsey, Md (1873-1936) married Leita Posey” (no data). Two children shown: “Catherine Hoxsey (1907-___) married James Yenney” (undated). “Virginia Hoxsey (1909-1989) married ford Barrett, Jr.”}

  Hubbard:  “Mrs Emma Hubbard, 81, pioneer resident of the Spangle district, died Wednesday at her home at W1516 Riverside in Spokane, following an illness of several weeks. In failing health since a heart attack last summer, she suffered a light stroke about seven weeks ago and had been confined to her bed since.  She was born Oct 28, 1857, in Illinois, one of 12 children of Mr and Mrs J F Hoxsey. She was the last surviving member of the family, whose name is synonymous with early Spokane County history. She moved with her parents to the Spangle district in the 1880s and was married to James R Hubbard at Spangle in 1885. He died June 5, 1936. As newlyweds, they settled on a homestead five miles south of Cheney. They later moved to Spangle where they lived continually with the exception of two years spent in Cheney when some of the children were in College, until they moved to Spokane four years ago.  Nine children were born to them, seven of whom survive.  She was a member of the Christian church of Spangle.  Surviving are three sons, Guy H of Cheney, and Ray G and Ralph W, both of Spokane; four daughters, Mrs J L Booker of Coeur d’Alene, Mrs Pete Cornelius of Ronan, Montana, and Mrs J A Schieche and Mrs A H Brewer, both of Spangle; 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hazen and Jaeger funeral home in Spokane. Canon Charles E Cotton will officiate and interment will be in the Spangle Cemetery.” (submitted: March 24, 1939 penned in, no source)

  Hubbard:  “Spangle Pioneer Dies. James R Hubbard, a pioneer of the Spangle region, died at his home, W 3628 Providence, Friday, after a lingering illness. Mr Hubbard was born at Dallas, OR, in 1860, and was one of the region’s first white children. He and his mother drove to Spokane in 1875 with a team and hack. His mother was reluctant to remain, so they returned to Oregon. Mr Hubbard returned to Spokane County in 1883 and homesteaded near Spangle. He was married in 1885 to Emma Hoxsey, and they made their home in the Spangle vicinity until last September when they moved to Spokane to make their home with their sons. They celebrated their golden wedding last November 21 with a family reunion.  He is survived by his widow, Emma; two brothers, D P Hubbard of Centralia, WA, and J E Hubbard of Independence, OR; four daughters, Mrs Essie Booher of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Mrs Myrtle Cornelius of Ronan, Montana; Mrs Hazel Schieche and Mrs Mary Brewer of Spangle; three sons, Guy Hubbard of Cheney; Ray G and Ralph Hubbard at the home and 31 grandchildren and 9 grandchildren.” (submitted; undated) “James Reilly Hubbard. Died: 5 June 1936, ate 75, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: David Hubbard. Mother: Mary L Thurmon. Spouse: Emma. Batch Id #276687.” (WA State Death Records) “James Hubbard of the County of Spokane and Territory of Washington and Emma Hoxey of the County of Spokane and Territory of Washington with their mutual assent, an din the presence of Henry Spangle and Ransler Grant, witnesses. Witness my hand, this 21 day of November 1885. Rodman Drake, Justice of the Peace in and for said County.” (details from marriage certificate: U-185; license dated: 30 Oct 1885; wedding at Spangle)

  Hubbard:  “Spangle, WA., July 14.—Jesse Richmond and Edward Hubbard, both aged 15, sons of well known Spangle people, were drowned in Hangman Creek near Duncan, six miles north of here, this afternoon after heroic efforts had been made to save them.  Ray Hubbard, aged 14, came within a hair’s breath of drowning in an attempt to save his brother; being rescued in the nick of time by Harry Case, age 19, son of a rancher, who ran from a distance and plunged into the water. The victims went down in about 12 feet of water. They were seized by cramps. The lads had been to a ball game and returning decided to take a dip. After a search of three hours, participated by scores of townspeople, who on hearing the news of the double drowning, hastened in autos to the scene, the bodies were recovered.  Jesse Richmond was the oldest son of Mr and Mrs J G Richmond; Mr Richmond conducts a feed mill. Edward Hubbard was the son of Mr and Mrs James Hubbard and the nephew of Dr J H Hoxsey and Dr T E Hoxsey of Spokane.” (submitted news item; undated) “Edward Hubbard (1897-1912), son of Emma Hoxsey (1857-1939) and James Hubbard (1861-1936). Ray Hubbard (1898-1988)” (details from accompanying family descendancy chart). “James Edward Hubbard. Died: 21 July 1912, age 15, Spangle, Spokane Co, WA. Father: James Hubbard; Mother: Emma Hoxsey. Batch Id #275598.” (WA State Death Records)


 Submitted by Marge Womach to the Lincoln County


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