Spokane Obits 1918 through 1944

                                                                                           Submitted by Rella Gleaton 


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Anderson, J. V.;  Moscow, Idaho, Feb 22.   J. V. Anderson, 68, pioneer, died at this home yesterday, will be buried from the First Lutheran church Wednesday at 2 p. m., with the Rev. Roger P. Oliver.  Anderson was born in Sweden. Came to Moscow 45 years ago.  Surviving are his widow here; two daughters, Mrs. J. Arvid Anderson, Moscow, Miss Olga Anderson, music teacher, Spokane and a brother Charles Anderson, Troy, Idaho. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

 Bachler, Henry;  Henry Bachler, 85, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Narnst, following a long illness at Whitefish, Mont.  Survived also by one son, D. D. Bachler of Polson.  (Spokesman Review, January 15, 1941)

Barger, David Burton;  Passed away Aug 2. Home in Spokane. Survived by 2 sons, PFC CLARENCE L. Barger in the U. S. Service overseas; D. Barger also in the U. S. service. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Ballantyne, Grace Holmes, Miss; Idaho Falls, ID, Jan 14.  Woman Lawyer of note taken.  Miss Grace Holes Ballantyne, 74, attorney and secretary-treasurer of  Idaho Falls real estate firm, died here today.  The slight, small woman who in 1908 won voting rights for Iowa women from the Iowa supreme court after losing in lower court to the city of Des Moines, was born November 6, 1866 in Brooklyn, Iowa.  In 1898 she graduated with a law degree from Drake university, Des Moines, practiced there from 1899 to 1910.  Moved to Idaho Falls spring of 1910.  In 1907 was called upon by the club women of the city of Des Moines, especially the Political Equality club, to defend them when they were refused the right to vote on bond issues for the construction of a city hall.  (Spokesman Review, January 15, 1941)

Bissel, Jack; Sep 06, Grangeville, ID.  The body of Jack Bissel, Windsor, Conn. youth drowned in the Snake river while on a boating expedition with two companions from the east three weeks ago, was found, floating near the Kirwood bar.  Parents have been notified by the Sheriff. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Blickensdoerfer, John;  Retired merchant and resident of this region more than 40 years, died yesterday at home at 70 years of age.  Survived by his widow, Minna; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Kaderbeck, Spokane; two brothers, Phillip, North Dakota and George, New York; one brother and two sisters, Germany.  Mr. Bickensdoerfer belonged to the German Lutheran church and the Sons of Herman lodge. (Spokesman Review, January 30, 1933)

Bowers, Nellie A.;   Passed in Beverly Hills, Calif., at her daughter's, Mrs. Elva Cox, on July 20.  Widow of David Bowers, mining engineer interested in properties in Montana and Idaho. She came to Spokane 40 years ago.  Owned considerable real estate in Spokane, a large log house on Spirit lake.  Mrs. Bowers, until three year ago, maintained an office in the Fernwell building as a Christian Science practitioner.  Leaving Spokane three years ago she resided in California and maintained an office in Beverly Hills but was a regular visitor here.  (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Brady, Anna M.; Age 87.  Passed away Aug 3 at local hospital.  Survived by 1 son John F. Brady, Spokane. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Brewer, Russell P., Lt; St. Maries, ID, Nov 11. Word has been received of the death of Lieutenant Russell P. Brewer at a California training camp of influenza.  He lived in St. Maries for several years. He was 25 years old and soon to have left for overseas. (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Chase, Oscar;   Sep 06. Grangeville, ID resident died suddenly from a heart attack while walking with his son "Bud" Oscar, Jr.  Died as he stooped to go under a fence.  Survived by widow, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Jessup and Mrs. Norma Snodgrass; two sons, Oscar Jr. and John. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Clark, Mrs. F.;  Prominent resident of Spokane, died Boston, Mass. of a heart attack as she slept.  Failing health for some time, she left Spokane a week ago to undergo treatment in the East. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Coleman, Charles B.;  Sep 06. Coleman, 78 years, homesteaded at Ellensburg on the West Side in 1883 until 1925 dying at his home.  Survivors include the widow, and two sons, Guy and Carl of Ellensburg. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

David, Elizabeth; Potlatch, ID, Sep 06.  Mrs. Elizabeth David, 72, died here last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Benson following two months illness.  Born in Quebec, married to Charles David in 1884, moving to Eau Claire, Wis. then to Idaho in 1903.  Survived by six sons and four daughters: Pat of Harvard, Anus, and Peter of Bovill, Henry of Lewiston, George of St. Maries and Archie of Portland; Mrs. Flora Buel, Emida; Sister M. Philomena and Ann L. David, Lewiston; Mrs. Margaret Benson, Potlatch; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Davidson, M. H.; Louisville, Ky, Sep 06.  Davidson age 93,  quartermaster general of the Grand Army of the Republic died today. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Dubois, Grace; Moscow, ID, Sep 06.  Died at her home today.  Born in Spring Valley, Minn., coming here 17 years ago.  Received a degree from University of Idaho 10 years ago graduating with honors.  Was organist for the Presbyterian church 12 years.  Surviving is husband and four children, Mrs. Carol Hendrikson, Nebraska; Donald, Pacific City, OR; Rev. Lauriston Dubois, Spokane, and Mrs. Evelyn Mayo, Los Angeles, Ca. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Forsyth, Roy; Survived by his wife, Sara M., at the home; 1 daughter, Mrs. Echo A. Guson, Spokane; 1 son, Aubrey A. Forsyth, in the U. S. army in Colorado; 2 sisters, Mrs. Katie Miller, La Grande, Ore.; Mrs. Fairy Waldron, Tacoma, Wn; 2 brothers, Archie Forsyth, Spokane; Charles Forsyth, Tacoma, Wn. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Fuller, Elmer D.;  Died suddenly at his home Saturday night from heart failure, with a hemorrhage soon after his dinner.  Fuller was 49 years of age and a butter merchant on Post street for the past ten years  He leaves his wife, two daughters, Elizabeth and Nancy, Spokane; a son, Francis, San Diego; his parents, three sisters and four brother of Missouri. The remains are at Turnbulls. (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Greenfield, Lenwell; Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greenfield, 18 years old, died of pneumonia at Bremerton two weeks after his brother, Vern, was drowned in the Willamette river in Bremerton. Mr. and Mrs. Greenfield. (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Hamelius, Frank; Pullman, Wash.  Died  in action September 27 according to a telegram received by his father from the war department.  Sergeant Hamelius was drafted, sent to Camp Lewis and was one of the first Whitman county contingents With the 91st infantry and went overseas with that unit.  Resided in Pullman since childhood and was one of the best known and highly respected young men of the community. His father was section foreman of the Northern Pacific railroad for many years. Born in Germany, he is one of the most loyal and patriotic citizens of the community and took great pride in the accomplishments of the American army and the advancement of his son.   Sergeant Hamelius was a member of Whitman Lodge No. 49, F. and A. M.  (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Hanauer, Milton S.; Eulogy at the funeral service for Attorney Milton S. Hanauer, Judge Samuel Edelstein told of Hanauer's love for the "underdog", being the reason for his intense interest in the laboring man.  " Not content to sit by the side of the road, he chose to get into the stream of life, doing good for mankind whenever he might," Judge Edelstein recalled.  Rabbi Aaron Werner, Kennewick Israel congregation conducted the services.  (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Hargreaves, Joseph N.; Seattle, Wa.  Aug 3.   Thirteenth naval district headquarters reported tonight the death of one pilot in the head-on collision yesterday of two small type planes from the Pasco naval air training station.  The other pilot parachuted to safety.  The victim was Ensign Joseph N. Hargreaves, Ecorse, Mich.  The crash occurred about 15 minutes northeast of the Pasco station.  (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Harris, Linda Kaye; ( baby) Passed away Aug 3 at her home.  Survived by he parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Harris. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Friske, Peshasatin, Wn. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Hawley, Anna M.; Passed away Aug 3 at her home, Spokane.  Sister of Miss Susan Hawley and W. E. Haley, both  Spokane.  She had lived in this community for 29 years. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Holloway, W. J.; Death (Aug 2) claimed W. J. Holloway, merchandise broker and Spokane resident 37 years at home. He suffered a long illness.  Born in London, came to the United States when a young man, was with the B. L. Gordon company 20 years as a traveling salesman, sales manager and buyer.  Later in business for himself.  Past president of the Spokane Commercial Travelers and Sales Manager's association and a high Mason.  Survived by his widow, May Louise,; and a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Nelson, Berkeley, Calif.   (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Hughes, Rosilla;  Age 86 years.  Resided with son, Charles on Montgomery.  Was a pioneer of Thornton, Wash.; resided there 55 years.  Survived by 3 sons, Harley L., Spokane, Hosey D., Thornton; Charles M., Spokane; 1 daughter, Mrs. W. C. Baker of Spokane; 2 brothers, Newton Matton, Sweetwater, Idaho; Leander, Oregon City, Oregon; 1 sister, Mrs. Charles Gale of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday, Feb 24 from the Mission Funeral Home.  A second service will be held Wed. at 1 p.m. at Thornton, Wash. Interment in the Thornton cemetery. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Knuth, William; Spangle, Wa.; Survived by his wife Delia; two daughters, Jacqueline B.; and Myrna L. Knuth; son Larry L. all at the home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alvina Clark, Tacoma; Mrs. Anna Matlock, Spokane; a brother, John Knuth, Spangle. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Kossbiel, Henry; Age 43 years. Home at the Lincoln Court Apts. Survived by his wife, Addie at home; his mother and sister in Germany.  Funeral Tuesday from Hazen & Jaeger. Rev. John Groschupf officiating.  Interment Riverside Park.

Lamphere, Marie, Mrs.; Moscow, ID Aug 3.  Mrs. Marie Lamphere, resident of Moscow since 1916, widow of George N. Lamphere died today at a hospital of a stroke.  Death occurred within a few minutes after she was removed to the hospital from her apartment after being discovered by a friend shortly before noon.  She was about 68.,  Mrs. Lamphere came here with her husband, well known newspaper publisher of Palouse and Moscow, who died Jun 9,1939.  Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lamona Garrison, Boise; stepdaughter Mrs. Gladys Ellis, Eugene, OR; three grandchildren.  (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Lee, Paul Nicholas, Dr.; Chicago, Jan 14.  Dr. Paul Nicholas Leech, 51, secretary of the American Medical association's council on pharmacy and chemistry died today.  (Spokesman Review, January 15, 1941)

Lewis, Lucy Biddle, Mrs.;  Mrs. Lucy Biddle Lewis, 80, for several year national chairman of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, died today.  Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 14.  (Spokesman Review, January 15, 1941)

Loree, Leonor F.; Died Sep 06 at his West Orange, N. J. home today at age 82.  Former president of the Delaware & Hudson railroad and executive of various other large corporations. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Luehr, William;  Pioneer of Spokane, dropped dead from heart failure on the street near second and Jefferson.  Luehr, for more than 20 years conducted the old Western saloon on Second avenue. Leaves his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Codd, whose husband is at Camp Zachary Taylor.  Luehr was employed as a porter at Murgittroyd's drug store. Funeral arrangements at Smith and Co's.  (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Maier, Regina, Mrs.; Adams county pioneer died Wednesday at Portland, OR.  Survived by five sons, Ed Maier, Ritzville; G. G. Maier, Spokane, H. Maier, Deer Park; John and Ben Maier, Lind.  She was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Lind.   (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Mann, James, Jr.;  Age 3 years. Home at Davenport, Wash., Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Mann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Mann, Harrington, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hering of Anatone, Wash. Rev. A. R. N. Kettner officiating Interment Riverside Park. Hazen & Jaeger.( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

McCoubrey, Stanley A.;  Age 73 years. Home at VermontSt.  Member of the K of C and W. O. W. lodges.  Survived by wife Elizabeth; 3 daughters, Mrs. F. C. Weston , Denver, Col.; Mrs. A. L. Earin, Coeur d'Alene, Id; Mrs. J. F. DeWitt, Spokane; 1 son, C. J., Spokane; 12 grandchildren. Rosary Tuesday at 8 P. M. Funeral at St Paschal's church at Del Monte. Father Alphonse Weber officiating. Interment Holy Cross cemetery.( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

McCune, Abram;  Age 88 years. Home was on  Howard (st.).  Retired farmer, lived in Spokane 35 years. Survived by wife, Minnie, Spokane; 1 son, Milton, Idaho; 1 daughter, Mrs. Maggie Shane, Kansas; 1 stepson, William M. Boles, Spokane. Member of Reno post G. A. R. , Fifth Kansas U. S. A. cavalry.  Funeral Wednesday from Hazen and Jaeger Chapel, Rev. Ray S. Dum and Reno post, G. R. R. will have charge of the services.  Interment at Colfax, Wash.  (Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

McKinnis, Anna D.; Age 70 years, Passed away Feb 22 at home on Baldwin.  Lived in Spokane 46 years.  Survived by husband, C. D. McKinnis; 1 daughter Mrs. W. C. Wood, Spokane; 1 sister, Mrs. Milton Terryl, Minn;  1 brother, R. H. Dent, Spokane; 1 niece, Mrs. Edward Troutfetter, Spokane; 1 nephew,  R. J. Rusk, Spokane.  Hazen & Jaeger's.   ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Mills, Frank S.; Age 60. Passed away Aug 2 at a local hospital. He was a restaurant worker. Survived by 1 son, Avery ( Bud) Mills; 1 daughter, Mrs. Irene Scott, both of Spokane.  He was a member of Samaritan lodge No. 52, I. O. O. F. and the Cooks and Waiters union.      (Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Morgan, Virginia;  Age 29 years.  Home on Sprague ave.  Lived in Spokane 2 years.  Survived by husband, Mark; father, Sam Greenhill, Spokane; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Williams, Spokane.  Funeral Tuesday Rev. A. H. Bailey officiating. Interment Riverside Park. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Murphy, Philip P.; Plains Mont, Aug 3.  Philip P. Murphy, 86, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orion Pelly, Camas Prairie.  A native of Ohio, he came west in 1914.  In addition to his daughter, he is survived by two grandchildren.  (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Muzzy, Elaine;  Age 13 years.  Home was at 29th ave.  Survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Muzzy and twin sister, Eireen; grandmothers, Mrs. L. R. Muzzy, Spokane and Mrs. Lois Cahan, Seattle. Funeral Thursday with Dr. Joel Harper officiating. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Norberg, Alex;  Age 58 years. His home at Ross apts 2d ave.  Interment Tuesday morning Feb 23 at Fairmount cemetery. Mission Funeral Home in charge. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

O'Neill, James;  O'Neill 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Neill died of pneumonia in Seattle November 7.  Graduate of Lincoln school and student at Gonzaga University. Survived by parents and  two brothers, Joseph and John, Spokane and a sister Mrs. Frank Pilione of Seattle. Funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a. m. Buchanan Undertaking Company, Theophilus Pypers will officiate. (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Parker, Mona G.; Died suddenly at 23 years at Sacred Heart Hospital after having recovered from an appendix operation two weeks previously.  Mrs. Parker insisted on going home in a private auto where she collapsed and was carried back to the hospital. She died within 10 minutes with what was believed to be a heart attack.  The young woman who lived here all her life, is survived by her husband, Dr. Orland C. Parker, chiropodist; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Elliott, Spokane; and an aunt, Mrs. Ida Harman, Spokane.  The body is at Hazen and Jaeger's. (Spokesman Review, January 30, 1933)

Rinn, Ernest Peter;  Age 23 years. Home at Walla Walla, Wash.  Survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Rinn; 1 brother, Emmett Rinn, S. J., Tacoma, Wash. Funeral Tuesday at St Aloysius church. Father Joye officiating Interment Holy Cross cemetery. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Ritchie, Frank; Sep 06.  Died today at age 62 years, executive director of the American committee for Christian refugees and Y. M. C. A. worker for 42 years. Died at his home in New York of cerebral hemorrhage.  He was born in Montreal, Quebec. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Rogers, Charles S.; Age 66 years.  Resided in Spokane past 19 years. Member of Woodman of America and the Independent Order of Foresters.  Survived by his wife, Bertha M.; one son Sumner H., both at the home.  Two brothers, William H., Seattle, Wash., and Myron A., Shrewsbury, Mass.  Rev. Francis E. Reese will officiate. Interment Riverside Park Mausoleum. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Root, Anna;  Age 90 years. Died her home.  Survived by 2 sons, William J., Spokane and Fred, of California.; 1 daughter, Mrs. Effie Huffman, Spokane; 1 sister, Mrs. Fred Van Wagnan, Mullan, Idaho; 7 grandchildren.  Funeral Tuesday with Rev. R. H. Martin officiating. Interment Fairmount. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Russell, Dessie Mrs.; Sep 06. Wife of James Russell, died today at the family home, Whitefish, Mont., at age 55.  Member of Lion Mountainpost, Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Scott, Charles O.; Edgemere, ID. E. M. Merrin announced that death of mining man and timberman who made his headquarters in Spokane. Came to this country from Mansfield, Ohio. (Spokesman Review, Nov 11, 1918)

Soper, Edward Fallon;  Age 10.  Home on Broadway st.   A student at the Bryant school and had lived in Spokane 7 years.  Survived by his mother, Mrs. Edna Soper; 2 brothers, Clayton Williams, and George Soper, both of  Spokane; sister Esther Williams, at the home; grandmother, Mrs. E. E. Dunne.  Funeral from St. Joseph;s church, Father Callanan officiating.  Interment Holy Cross cemetery. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Swedburg, Brita;  Age 87 years.  Home on Montgomery.  Lived in Spokane 11 years.  Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Swan Anderson, Spokane and Mrs. P. G. Lofstedt, California; 1 son, C. G. of Wisconsin; 1 nephew, Dr. Paul Font of Minnesota.  She was a member of the Swedish Baptist church.  Funeral Wednesday Rev. Don P. Shogren officiating. Interment Riverside Park. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Tenwick, Christian Anderson; Aug 3, Christian Anderson Tenwick, 67, grain buyer for the Moscow, Idaho Seed company, died at his home.  He was born in Norway, but lived in Moscow 28 years. Survivors are his widow; son Don; three grandchildren; a brother and a sister.  (Spokesman Review, August 4, 1944)

Unknown man; Pocatello, ID, Sep 06.  An elderly, unidentified man was struck and killed by a freight engine on the Union Pacific railroad tracks six miles south of here today. Coroner Arthur W. Hall said the man was walking on the tracks in the same direction as the train, not heeding the whistle. (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Weaver, Lela May; Lewiston, Idaho. Feb 22.  Mrs. Lela May Weaver, 40, wife of P. C. Weaver of Elberton, Wash.; died here last night.  Besides her widower she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hall and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Gannon, Lewiston and Mrs. Ben Burns, Pullman, Wash. ( Spokesman Review, Feb 23, 1932)

Wise, Henry; The body of Henry Wise, Seventh St, found yesterday on the beach of Coeur d'Alene lake near a deserted wharf, was brought last night to Smith Funeral home.  Mr. Wise, former employee of the Max Levin clothes shop, on Riverside and a Spokane resident 16 years, disappeared August 7 when his clothes and and a note were found on the platform of a floating hangar at Coeur d'Alene.  Identification was announced last night.  Survived by his widow, Fannie, two daughters, Bessie and Meriam all of Spokane.  Private services will be held this morning at 11 in Mount Nebo cemetery, Rabbi Aaron Werner officiating. (Spokesman Review, August 27, 1940)

Zehner, Mary Mrs.; Sep 06.  Died Sep 06 at 80, a prairie pioneer, at her home in Grangeville, ID.  She lived in this vicinity for the last 51 years.  Survived by her widower, Owen; three sons, Grover and Tony of Fenn and Arch of the Dalles, OR, and one daughter, Mary, at home.  (Spokesman Review, Sep 07, 1940)

Zilka, Mary J.; Passed away Aug 3 at her home in Spokane. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis.  Survived by 3 sons, Henry, George and John Zilka, all of Portland, Ore. ( Spokesman Rev. Aug 4, 1944)

Excerpted and submitted to the Lincoln County, Washington GenWeb, by Rella Gleaton, 2012.