Sprague burials elsewhere



                                                     Submitted by Marge Womach


Now we know that they are in some cemetery, somewhere........ These are the obits that are left over, not to my knowledge buried in Maccabee or Lakeview or Sprague Catholic and probably not in Edwall either, but did not specifically check, will likely do that when I update......Many of them are burials at Lamont, Gresham, Spokane, Etc.

So mostly it is names familiar to or previous residents of Sprague vicinity that were buried elsewhere or family attending funerals..... Sprague is situated in such a place as to have residents with farms/family over the county line in Adams Co, Spokane Co and Whitman Co.

                                                   If YOU have any information on any of these people, please contact us.



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O’Connor, Peter:  “Peter O’Connor, a resident of the Sprague country for over 30 years, died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on Tuesday. The funeral was held Thursday from St Mary’s Church, presided over by Mr. O’Connor’s former pastor at Sprague, Fr Cunningham. Burial was made in Spokane.  John Moylan and Dr Bittner attended the funeral. Mr. O’Connor was born in Ireland about 77 years ago and came to the Sprague vicinity with his wife over 30 years ago from California. They settled on a homestead in the Renaud district and it was here that Mr. O’Connor lost the sight of both eyes in blasting for a well. This occurred nearly 30 years ago. The couple had no children. Mrs. O’Connor who is at Sacred Heart hospital is about 87 years old and is in very feeble health. Her death is expected any time.” (Sprague Advocate: 1-28-1916)


O'Connor, Mrs. Peter:  Mrs. Peter O'Connor an old time resident of Sprague, whose husband died a few weeks ago, departed this life on Friday, February 18, at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane and was buried Monday from Sacred Heart church, Fr. Cunningham her former pastor officiating.  Mrs. O'Connor was born in Ireland and was about 85 years old at death.  Jno. Moylan, Jno. Garvey and Fer BRislawn went up to attend the funeral.  (Sprague Advocate, Feb 25, 1916) Submitted by Barbara Curtis


O’Donnell, Charles D.:  “Word has been received that Charles J. O’Connell, formerly a well known mining man in Spokane, died Nov 12 of heart trouble in Greenwater, Death Valley, CA.  The dead man was 38 years of age, and is survived by a widow, his mother, Mrs. Lizzie O’Donnell of Cheney, a sister, Mrs. J. L. Evans of Sprague, and two brothers, William O’Donnell, an attorney of Seattle, and John O’Donnell of Portland. The remains will be brought to Cheney, where interment will take place Sunday.” (Sprague Advocate: 11-16-1906)


O’Farrel, Florence:  “The following from the Big Bend Empire is respectfully dedicated to a young friend in this city whom the editor has pleaded with heretofore with tears in his eyes: Dr James H. Hussey, coroner of Douglas County, summoned a jury of lawful citizens on the 24th ult. and proceeded to inquire into the cause of the sudden death of Florence O’Farrel, mention of whose death was made last week. The verdict of the jury was that ‘deceased came to his death from paralysis of heart produced from excessive use of cigarettes.’” (Sprague Herald: 12-19-1889)


Olds, Dr W. H.:  “Dr W. H. Olds, a Spokane physician, was shot and instantly killed by his wife at their home in Spokane at 11 o’clock Tuesday evening. Mr. Olds was 60 years of age and his wife, 29. On arriving home he answered a telephone call, and being unable to distinguish who it was from , concluded it was a near friend of his wife’s. His accusation caused a quarrel, in which the wife claims she received a severe beating and evidenced the bruises as proof. In retaliation she fled to an adjoining room, secured a 22 rifle with which she sent a bullet into the physician’s head, killing him instantly. She is now under arrest charged with murder. Mr. Olds was divorced from his first wife and married the present Mrs. Olds about 7 years ago. He was a practicing physician in Sprague before the fire and removed to Spokane about that time. He is remembered by many Sprague folks.” (Sprague Advocate: 5-31-1912)


Olson, Bertha:  “Mrs. Bertha Olson, aged 39 years, died here and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. She was the mother-in-law of Mrs. Frank Rumberger of the Davenport Hotel.” (Sprague Advocate: 12-30-1904)


Owens, infant of Will: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index: Infant of Will Owens; dated 9-06-1925; stillborn.)


Parker, Flora:  “Flora A. Parker, wife of Prof. O. W. Parker, died at her home in this city Sunday morning, after an illness of nearly four years, from creeping paralysis. For the last three years she has been confined to the bed, and the direct cause of her death was blood poisoning from bed sores. Thru all her long years of suffering she was patient and resigned.—Sprague Times.” (Citizen: 3-24-1905)


Parker, Horace:  “Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Lowe attended the funeral of Horace Parker at Sprague Monday. The deceased was formerly a well known Crab Creek stockman, living at Lamona, but for the past nine years Sprague has been his home. His death occurred Saturday from catarrh of the stomach. Mr. Parker was 78 years old and is survived by his widow and 3 daughters. Mrs. George Lowe of Lamona and Mrs. Zillah Vent and Mrs. Alpha Vent, both of Sprague. W. L. Smith of this place (Odessa), Mr. & Mrs. George Lowe and G. Tewinkel of Lamona and I Irby and wife of Wenatchee were also present at the funeral.” (April 8, 1910-Odessa Record. Published by Request-“Pioneer Called Hence”) “Horace Parker was born in Ohio, April 15, 1832, the eighth in a family of 11 children. When he was a small boy his parents moved to Pennsylvania. His youth and manhood were spent in that state, Illinois and Iowa. In 1860 he crossed the plains, reaching Oregon in the autumn. Jan 14, 1863 he married Miss Louisa F. Johnson who had arrived from New York two days before. To this union were born four daughters and a son. He came with his family to Washington in 1880, settling in Lincoln County about 8 miles from the present site of the city of Odessa. His health breaking in 1897, he sold his ranch in 1901 and moved to Sprague where he lived until he was summoned hence at 7:54 PM, March 26. He had been confined to his bed mostly all the time since November last.  He leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. Zillah Vent and Mrs. W. H. Vent of Sprague, Mrs. G. N. Lowe of Lamona, WA, and a brother, Joseph Parker, of Custer, Montana.—Remarks at the funeral of the late Horace Parker, Sprague, WA, by the Rev Jonathan Edwards, March 28, 1910.  ‘He was brought to the grave in a full age; like as a shock of corn cometh in its season. Mr. Parker had nearly reached four score years, and the most of his career was a strenuous one. I heard more than once that he was one of the most honest cattle men in the country. That has great significance to an old settler. Mr. Parker was a Pacific Coast pioneer and as such I had profound respect for him. I came to know him well enough to be persuaded that he had the nobility and highmindedness characteristic of the pioneers… To the pioneer, the vanguard of civilization, we owe a great debt. We, who follow them, enter into their labors, and we should honor them for the work they have done. It is a mark of magnanimity to be able to appreciate what past generations have bequeathed us, and to fail to do it is nothing less than gross ingratitude… We can hardly conceive of their daring deeds, strenuous efforts, heroic conflicts and untold sacrifices… Luxury of palace cars was not theirs, but they crossed the vast plains, forests and valleys, behind plodding ox-teams as Mr Parker did a half century ago. They were the path finders that blazed the way for future immigration. The pioneers laid deep and broad foundations, and ushered in a new era of prosperity. As a rule, they were men of sterling character, by nature courageous, heroic and adventurous. They were independent, enterprising, seeking life in the open, and new fields for operation. They were men of principle more than policy, loved reality more than appearance; their word was as good as a bond, with no deception in their make-up…I am glad to have known the deceased as I did. He had an honored place among the pioneers. One would soon find out, as I did, that he had their characteristics of integrity, veracity, frankness, reliability, optimism, kindness, amiability, friendship. May he rest in peace, and may God comfort and support the bereaved.” (Odessa Record: 4-01-1910)


Parry, William:  “A memorial service for William Perry, who drowned in Lake Pend Orielle earlier this month, was held.” (Sprague Herald: 1-21-1891)


Pennington, Ida L.:  “Ida L. Pennington, wife of John R. Pennington, died at the family home, 10 miles east of Sprague, Tuesday morning from cancer. Altho she was in poor health for several years, her friends were unprepared for the announcement of her death, as her illness only assumed a serious aspect with the past two weeks.” (Sprague Times: 4-07-1905)


Peyton, P. J.:  “P. J. Peyton died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Wednesday morning from what is reported to be heart failure caused by la grippe. The funeral services will be held next Monday in Spokane. Quite a number of Sprague friends will attend the funeral. Until recently the deceased was one of the big land owners of this vicinity. He owned the Balfe ranch south of town which he sold last fall for a good round sum of money.” (Sprague Independent Times: 10-16-1906; edit: LCT of 10-26-1906 is a short version of same)


Phinney, Mrs. O. J.:  “The funeral of Mrs. O. J. Phinney was held at Alki last Friday afternoon, Rev G. R. Schlauch officiating.  Mrs Phinney was 81 years old at the time of her death, and was a professing Christian for 40 years of her life and was an old pioneer of the Alki country. She leaves four children, 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.” (Sprague Times: 9-16-1904)


Potts, Daniel:  “Many persons from Harrington attended the funeral services for Daniel Potts at Sprague last week. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Heimbigner and son Richard (now of Cheney), Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Heimbigner and Verne and Lucille, Mr. and Mrs. George Heimbigner, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kupers, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kupers, Miss Irma Manke, all of Harrington; Mr. and Mrs. Jay McKee of Ritzville, and Miss Frances Heimbigner of Hay, WA. Among the honorary pall bearers were Clarence and Walter Kupers and George Heimbigner. Miss Frances Heimbigner was fiancee of Mr Potts.” (Citizen: 10-27-1939)


Pringle, Infant: " The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pringle who live in the vicinity of McCall station was brought to Sprague for burial Friday afternoon. (Sprague, Nov 10, 1921) Submitted by Barbara Curtis 


Price, Katherine: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index: Katherine Price; d. 5-04-1920; 61 yrs; resided Lamont.)


Price, Martha:  “Mrs. Martha Price, aged 57 years, the wife of G. W. Price, died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, E 110 Third Ave, Spokane. The family formerly resided in Sprague. She is survived by six children. The funeral will be Sunday.” (Sprague Times: 3-13-1903)


Puls, John F.:  “Under date of Feb 27, Mrs. A. W. Mitchell of Oroville writes: ‘We are all well. Spring is opening up here and snow is melting fast. My oldest brother, John F Puls, a bachelor, who resided on a fruit tract at Home, Oregon, died at North Yakima on Feb 16, 1916 of Bright’s disease at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. L. Wilder, aged 57 years 11 months and 10 days. He went to North Yakima for treatment last fall and was in the hospital there for a time. He was born in Slaizing, WI, and came with his parents to the Sprague country in 1887. Both his parents are buried in Sprague. (Edit: The TS of his father (Christian) is in Lakeview Cemetery, and the obit of his mother (Christiana) places them in Maccabee). He leaves two brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss. They are Mrs. Caroline Lewis, Gridley, CA; Mrs. H. L. Wilder, North Yakima; James R. Puls, Waukon; Mrs. Mary W. Mitchell and George U. Puls of Oroville. Funeral services were held Feb 19, from the Flint-Shaw Chapel and burial was made in Tahoma Cemetery.” (Sprague Advocate: 3-03-1916)


Putnam, Jessie Hinkley: “Mrs. Dan C. Putnam died in Spokane last Saturday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo I. Hinkley at 1104 Kiernon St. She had suffered severely for years from heart trouble, an affection which developed when she was a girl thirteen years old. A very severe attack occurred last summer from which she never recovered. She was much better however until a month ago when she again took to her bed and remained there until the end. Her sickness was one which was attended with great pain and her suffering had caused her to become reconciled to the great parting. Rev J. Edwards preached a beautiful sermon at the last services at the Buchanan parlors in Spokane on Tuesday afternoon from when she was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. F. H. McCroskey sang the hymns of the service with Miss Lila McCoy at the organ. The service was impressively simple and beautiful and the flowers which embowered the casket were lovely in the extreme. Jessie Hinkley was born at Ashby, MN, March 26, 1883. She was married to Dan C. Putnam April 16, 1907 at Spokane and one child, Dannie was born to them, now a little more than four years old. The husband, son, parents, two sisters and a brother survive. The taking away of the young wife and mother is particularly sad but she died reconciled to the situation and firm in her religious faith. She was a good woman, a good wife, and a good mother and her loved ones have the genuine sympathy of the community.  C. C. Hinton of Fishtrap, Mrs. C. W. McCoy and daughter Lila, Mrs. F. H. McCroskey, Mrs. W. A. Buckley, Mr. and Mrs. Robt Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Schrader and Godfrey Bittner of Sprague attended the funeral, the latter serving as one of the pall bearers.  The parents of the bereaved husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Putnam of Eau Claire, WI, came several weeks ago. Mr. Putnam departed for home Tuesday evening and Mrs. Putnam who is visiting at the McLaughlin home will remain here with her son for several weeks.” (Sprague Advocate: 3-17-1916)


Quinlan, Frank M.:  “Frank M. Quinlan, a popular Northern Pacific official, died Tuesday in the company hospital at Missoula after an operation for gall stones. Mr. Quinlan was very well known here having been road master of this division for many years and for a long time stationed in Sprague. Deceased was 47 years old and unmarried. He was educated for the priesthood in Ireland but after losing an eye in a cricket game he considered himself disqualified for the priesthood and came to America. He was a devout catholic and prominent in all catholic and Irish celebrations. The funeral occurred at 10 o’clock this morning in Spokane and was attended by several of his old friends from Sprague.” (Sprague Times: 11-25-1904)


Realce, C. M.:  “C. M. Realce died late Wednesday night at a Main street lodging house, aged 51 years. The deceased was a resident of Sprague, and the remains were shipped to that city last evening by Webster & Sullivan.” (Spokane Review: 12-05-1892)


Reding, Delia:  “Miss Delia Reding, aged 20 years, the eldest daughter of Mr. E. Reding, died on August 24 at LaConnor, WA, of heart disease. She was traveling with a theatrical company and occupied the position of piano player. The attack was very sudden, death resulting in about one hour. Miss Delia was a fine young lade. She was raised in this city but for several years has been working as a stenographer in the Coeur d’Alene country. Her many friends here mourn her untimely demise.” (Sprague Times: 9-04-1903; edit: see Reding in Lakeview Cemetery)


Reding Eugene: " Eugene Reding of Hillyard well known former merchant and pioneer of Sprague, was instantly killed while at work in the Great Northern railroad yards at Hillyard last Friday afternoon.  He was helping unload a flat car when a switch engine bumped the car he was working on knocking him over backward between two freight cars moving on another track.  The wheels of one car passed over his neck and shoulders.  A companion workman was also thrown to the ground but was not injured.  Mr. Reding came to Sprague about 34 years ago and for 20 years conducted a general merchandise store at the corner of 1st and D streets.  About 12 or 14 years ago he moved to Spokane and later to Hillyard.  He was 68 years old at the time of his death and is survived by his window, Christianna, two daughters, Mrs. Ray McCoy of New York and Mrs. G. B. Harris of Spokane, and two brothers, Frank Reding of Wallace, Ida. and Peter Reding of Tacoma.  Funeral services were held in Spokane Monday, Rev. Jonathan Edwards a former Sprague pastor, officiating. (Sprague Advocate, Sep 22, 1920) Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Reed, Ella: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Ella Reed; d. 2-12-1923; age 71 yrs; ship to mausoleum.)


Reed, J. W.: “Sprague, Wash., Feb 13.—Mrs. Ella Reed, age 71, wife of J. W. Reed, died at her home last night after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Reed was a pioneer of Sprague, having come here with her husband in 1886. She was born in Canada and came to Homer, IL with her parents when a child. She taught school for several years and was married to Mr. Reed 40 years ago. Mrs. Reed was a prominent worker in the Baptist church and a member of the Rebekah lodge. Funeral services will be held here and burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Spokane.” (scrapbook item-undated)


Reitz, infant of Al: “Died. Tuesday evening, Sept 16, 1890, the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Al Reitz.” (Sprague Herald: 9-17-1890)


Ringwood, Elizabeth:  “Mrs. Elizabeth Ringwood passed away Sept 19, at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 10 days. Elizabeth Connelly was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on Nov 9, 1856 and was married July 1, 1877 to Wm Ringwood in Chicago, IL, and came west to Sprague in Washington Territory in 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Ringwood were among the first settlers in the Sprague community and her passing marks the end of an era. Mr. Ringwood preceded her in death by 36 years, passing away Feb 25, 1915.  They took up a homestead north of what is now Sprague, in 1881, and Mrs. Ringwood was active on the farm until 1917 when her sons took over the operation of the farm and she moved to Sprague. Mrs. Ringwood enjoyed a full life and knew many joys and hardships in her pioneer days. Before she was married she was present at the Chicago fire of 1871, when her parents lost their home and almost all of their possessions. She was the last survivor of her immediate family—her brother John died at Prior Lake, MN, a year ago, at the age of 101. Mrs. Ringwood was the mother of ten children, nine of whom survive her, Grace, the eldest passing away at the age of 8 in 1887. Surviving her are Sadie Toohey, Billings, MT; May Kird, Spokane; Irene Gaffney, Seattle; Samuel, Edward, William, Harold, Gertrude Ringwood and Bess Gaffney, all of Sprague; there are also 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Rev Wm B Bender celebrated the Requiem High Mass at Mary Queen of Heaven church in Sprague, Sept 22. Assisting at the Mass were Father Wm Laney, S J, and Mr. Joseph Ringwood, SJ; Fr William Gaffney SJ delivered the address and paid a glowing tribute to the courage of the pioneers. The pall bearers were six of her grandsons. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.—Sprague Advocate.” (Harrington Citizen: 10-05-1951)


Roadman, T. L.:  “News was received this week that T. L. Roadman, who had been confined in the Medical Lake asylum for some time past, died at that institution on Friday of last week. Deceased was at one time prosecuting attorney of Lincoln County.” (Sprague Splinters of LCT: 2-25-1898)


Rowley, Carl: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Carl Rowley; d. 3-27-1915; 13 yrs; Spokane burial, Catholic.)


Rudd, O. A.:  “O. A .Rudd, a stranger in Sprague who had spent the night previous in jail on the charge of drunkenness, fell dead on the street in front of Dr Dencer’s home Friday morning of last week.” (LCT: 4-26-1907) 


Runyon, Arthur:  “Arthur Runyon, who was operated on in Spokane sometime since and later returned home, suffered a relapse and was taken to Spokane again last Saturday. He died in St Lukes Hospital Wednesday. The remains were brought to Sprague Thursday night and the funeral services held from the Congregational church this morning, Friday, at 10 o’clock. Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mr D. Runyon and was a young man about 21 years old.” (Sprague Times: 11-16-1906)


Schandoney, Fred W: “An order was signed Nov 3 admitting to probate the will of Fred W Schandoney, Sprague pioneer, and naming Phillips S Brooke, Spokane attorney, as administrator. The estate is valued at $16,000.99 and will go to the widow and two daughters of Mr Schandoney.” (Citizen: 11-12-1943)


Schirr, Henry R:  “Henry R Schirr, about 75, Sprague, former Lincoln County commissioner and Inland Empire resident many years, died yesterday in a Spokane hospital. He was a member of Crab Creek Grange. Mr Schirr is survived by his widow, Bertha, at the home; two daughters, Mrs Harold Merkel, Edwall, and Mrs A C Doerschlog, Sprague; one son, Ralph H Schirr, Sprague; a sister, Mrs Henrietta Krusel, and two brothers, Frank and Herman Schirr, all of Westville, IN. The body is at Hazen & Jaeger.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook, 1944)

Schneider, Albert:  “Mr. Albert Schneider was instantly killed Saturday Aug 1st, at his ranch east of Sprague, by the accidental discharge of a gun.  Mr. Schneider was engaged in driving a mower in his hay field and had the gun on the mower. In some manner the gun fell from the mower, was discharge by the fall and its contents struck Mr. Schneider inflicting a mortal wound. The unfortunate victim was buried from his ranch residence on Monday. Mr. Schneider was well known in Sprague, having formerly lived here where, in connection with Mr. G. N. Jack, he conducted a blacksmith shop. Many friends throughout the county will be shocked at this painful announcement.” (Sprague Times: 8-14-1896)


Shaw, Wm:  “Wm Shaw who owns the Sprague race track and who with his family lived here several years, was killed in a collision at Dayton on June 10. Mr. Shaw was riding with a W. H. Robinson in an auto and in attempting to cross the OWR & N track at Dayton the train struck the machine in front of the rear wheel turning it completely around. Mr. Shaw was killed instantly and Robinson was seriously wounded. Deceased leaves a widow, a daughter and two sons.” (Sprague Advocate: 6-16-1916)


Shields, Mrs. J. H.:  “Mrs. J. H. Shields, wife of one of Sprague’s pioneer lumbermen, died in Spokane Wednesday.” (Sprague Times: 3-18-1904)


Sirginson, Mrs. W. B.:  “Mrs. W. B. Sirginson died at an early hour this morning. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.” (Sprague Times: 3-18-1904)


Skeels, Chas:  “Bronco Liz, who killed her husband Charles Skeels at Spokane Falls about nine months ago, was acquitted by a jury last week, who evidently thought she did about right.” (Sprague Herald: 12-16-1889)


Sloane, James F.:  “The willful, deliberate murder of James F. Sloane, in Spokane, by his degenerate son, Sidney, aged 17 years, is a crime unparalelled in the annals of the state of Washington. Not but that there have been murders in plenty under a ghastly variety of conditions and for various motives. But for sheer depravity and brutish cold-bloodness none, it is believed, on Spokane’s criminal calendar will rival in atrocity this devilish deed of young Sloane’s. The motive alone was one of the lowest in the graduated scale of incentives to murder—selfish, insensate lust for money. So far as the details are known this boy, who had but recently returned from an expensive educational institution, desired a new suit of clothes. In the midst of comfortable and attractive home surroundings he yearned for more ready cash with which to continue ‘the pace that kills’ and upon which he had entered at an early age. Refused by his usually indulgent parent, and apparently devoid of all moral sense or filial regard, Sidney Sloane slew his father for only a few more dirty pieces of silver than for which Judas Iscariot betrayed his Master. It is a repellant, sickening story throughout; a most repulsive narrative, and one that most forcibly impresses upon the philosophical mind the truth of the biblical axiom, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.’” (Sprague Times: 8-31-1906)


Smalley, A. L.:  “Funeral services for A. L. Smalley, president of the First National Bank of Sprague, killed yesterday morning when his automobile was struck by an east-bound Northern Pacific passenger train, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Sprague, with his nephew, P N Smalley, worshipful master of Sprague Masonic lodge in charge. The body will be brought to Spokane for burial at Fairmount Cemetery at 3:30 o’clock. Services of Cataract commandery No. 3, Knights Templar, will be held at the grave. Mr. Smalley was a pioneer of the Big Bend country, and was known throughout the Inland Empire. He is survived by one brother, J. H. Smalley of Sprague.” (scrapbook item: undated) (Sprague Mortuary ledger index: A L Smalley; d. 8-17-1925; 64 yrs; Peace Abby Mausoleum.)


Smalley, James H:  “James H Smalley. Died: 5 Nov 1932, Sprague , WA . Birth: 8 July 1854, Michigan .  Spouse: married, no name given. Father: F Smalley, born MI; Mother: Mary Jane Todd, born MI. Burial: Spokane , WA , place not specified.” (Lincoln Co Health Death cards)


Smalley, Park Nash: "Prominent Sprague Business Man Drowns Sunday at Lake- Member of Insurance firm here since 1912; active in community work; Funeral Tuesday.--This community was shocked Sunday morning by the untimely death of Park Nash Smalley, who drowned in Loon Lake, while fishing with his brother-in-law, Atty. R. B. Ott of Ritzville.  Mr. Smalley went to the lake Saturday evening to spend a day with Mrs. Smalley and son Don and Mrs. and Mrs. Ott and Mrs. Alex Mills, who were vacationing at the Ott cabin on the lake.   Arising early Sunday morning he and Mr. Ott went out on the lake to fish before breakfast.  They had caught several fish and Mr. Smalley reached over to untangle the lines in the water alongside of the boat, when he announced that he was ill.. In attempting to reach him, and prevent his falling into the water, Mr. Ott rushed to the front of the boat, which capsized, throwing both men into the water.  Mr. Ott was unable to reach Mr. Smalley before he sank into the water and grapping hooks were used in recovering the body.  Mr. Smalley appeared in good health, but neglected to eat anything before going out in the boat and it is believed that he became ill due to this fact and the constant motion of the boat.  The deceased was born April 17, 1892 in Chicago, Ill., being 48 year, 4 months and 1 day old at the time of death. He received his education in Akron, Ohio.  Coming to Washington with his mother in 1911 he remained in Sprague to accept a position as bookkeeper for the Rockdale store.  After a year's residence he associated himself with J. F. Hall in the insurance business, where they formed a partnership.   In 1916 Mr. Hall retired from the firm transferring his interests to his son, W. A. Hall.  The firm continued with the insurance business and expanded, being interested in considerable real estate.   Mr. Smalley enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1918 and was commissioned as an Ensign returning to Sprague the following year to resume his business.

He was on of the charter members and Past Commander of the Sprague American Legion Post, when it was organized and continued as a member during the activity of that organization here.  In 1919 he was united in marriage to Alta Mills.  One son, Donald was born to this union.   Mr. Smalley was always active in community work.  he was a past president of the Sprague Chamber of Commerce, past master and secretary of Sprague Lodge 40 F and A. M., past High Priest of Sprague Chapter 6, a member of Spokane Cataract Commandery No. 3 K. T., and of the El Katif Shrine as well as a member of the Sprague Community church.   He took an interest in the local Boy Scout movement and was one of those instrumental in establishing the troop here.  He was a dependable worker in the community assignments and accomplished a vast amount of committee work in the Sprague Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.  His pleasant disposition won him a large circle of friends who join in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.  Funeral services were in charge of the Newman Funeral Home from the Community Congregational Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. L. Plankenhorn officiating.  Mrs. Eva Brugger presented three vocal numbers.  Interment was made in Riverside Mausoleum in Spokane, under the auspices of Cataract Commandery No. 3, K. T.  Besides his widow and son at the home here , he leaves three cousins, Mrs. Grace Gough, Sprague; Frank A. Smalley, Meridian, Idaho, and Miss Gladys Smalley, Long Beach, Calif., in the West; in addition to other relatives and a host of friends.  His parents preceeded him to the great beyond.  (The Sprague Advocate, Aug 22, 1940) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


Smith, Mrs. Charley:  “Mrs. Charley Smith, daughter of Thomas and Mary Reams, died of apoplexy at Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday and was buried Sunday. Those from Sprague who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Biernback, Mrs. Mary Boyer, Mrs. Lydia Reams, Mrs. E. E. Anderson, Miss Laura Boyer, Miss Genelia Reams, Milt Mapes and Josey, Lola and Loveta Mapes. Mrs. Smith recently visited her parents here and seemed in the best of health.” (Sprague Advocate: 10-26-1917)


Smith, Elliott: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Elliott Smith; d. 2-15-1915; Washtucna Cem; married)


Smith, Maggie:  “Mrs. Maggie M. Smith, wife of H. C. Smith, died at her home in Latah County, Idaho, on Oct 20, after an illness of several months. Deceased was quite well known in Sprague and vicinity, having been a resident of this locality before moving to Idaho. Mr. Smith will have the sympathy of a host of friends here in his bereavement.” (Sprague Independent Times: 11-02-1906)


Smith, Mary A.:  “Geo Smith was called to Oakville on Saturday by the intelligence that his mother was dying. she had passed away when he arrived having suffered a stroke of paralysis during Friday night passing away Saturday morning. Mrs. Mary A. Smith was 87 years old at death and was one of the real pioneers of the Grays Harbor Country coming there in 1855 via the Isthmus of Panama on almost the first train to cross. She lived in that country all of the time since. Her husband preceded her in death about a year. She was the mother of four children, two of whom are dead and two living. The surviving ones are, Mrs. J. E. Fitzgerald of Oakville and our townsman, Geo E. Smith.” (Sprague Advocate: 7-25-1913)


Smith, Roscoe: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Roscoe A. Smith; d. 8-27-1920; 26 yrs; ship to Cheney) "Roscoe Smith passed away at the home of his parents in Sprague last Friday Aug 27, 1920 following 10 weeks of suffering during which time all was done for him that loving hands and medical skill could do but to no avail.  Roscoe Allen Smith was born Dec 21, 1893 at New Hartford, Illinois. He came to Washington when a small boy.  He served in the late war being in the 347 Field Artillery 91st division.  He was over seas 9 months.  Returning from the war he was married to Clara Neama Pederson Jul 3, 1919 and to this union was born one son, Roscoe Jay.  Mr. Smith leaves to mourn his departure his wife and son, his mother and father,  Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Morse of Sprague, two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Cameron of Cunningham, Wash.; Mrs. Earnest Ross of Princeton  Idaho, two half sister, Mrs. Ike Pryor, Cheney, Wash.; and Mrs. Ed. Cleveland, Vancouver, Wash.  Funeral service were held at the M. E. Church in Cheney at 2:30 Sunday and burial was the Fairview cemetery.  The sorrowing relatives have the community in their sad loss." ( Sprague Advocate, Sep 2, 1920, submitted by Barbara Curtis)


Smith, Thos: (not dead)  “Friday morning Peter McCormick died from the effect of the gun shot wound inflicted by Thos Smith near Sprague, and was buried the same afternoon. He commenced suffering a great deal of pain Wednesday last, and that proved to be the beginning of the end. He made such a decided rally and was so cheerful after arriving in Davenport and having his wound dressed that Dr Whitney thought he might recover. McCormick died while in charge of the overseer of the poor, and was buried by the county.” (LCT: 9-14-1900)


Snyder, Mrs. J. J. R.: “Mrs. J. J. R. Snyder, wife of the night engineer at the Sprague Roller Mills, died Sunday morning. Funeral services were held in the Catholic Church Monday morning and the remains taken to Spokane for burial. Mrs. Snyder had been in poor health for a long time. She leaves a husband and a daughter, about ten years of age to mourn the loss of a patient and loving wife and mother.” (Sprague Times: 3-18-1904)


Soden, father of J. G. “J. C. Soden was called to Bushnell, South Dakota, by the severe illness of his father. He left Sunday morning.” (Sprague Advocate: 9-05-1913)


Songer, Boyd Appleton: “Rodna, WA., Sept 17, 1913. Boyd Appleton Songer, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Appleton Songer, died at three o’clock this morning. He was born in Rodna, July 6, 1913. He is survived by his parents and two sisters, Lida and Ethel Songer.” (Sprague Advocate: 9-26-1913; poem deleted)


Stephens, Miriam:  “Mrs. Miriam Stephens, wife of D M Stephens, for many years a familiar personage at Sprague, and later of Wilbur, died at her home, 420 South Ave, Spokane, Saturday afternoon, and was buried Monday. She was the mother of R. J. Stevens of Almira and Isaac N. Stephens of Sherman, both of whom are now engaged in the wheat business in Spokane.” (Citizen: 4-26-1912; original varied with spelling of Stephens.)


Stevens, daughter:  “The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens died Monday evening. Mr. Stevens has charge of the drainage ditch on the Honefenger ranch and with his family was camped near Cow Lake.” (Sprague Times: 9-25-1903)


Stewart, E. C.:  “Mrs. Z. E. Meyers recently received a letter from Miss Donowin of Seattle, a former teacher in the Sprague school, giving the details of the drowning of Prof. E C Stewart in the Suquamish River on July 19. The location is probably in Kitsap County bordering on the Sound.  The Stewarts were spending a vacation with Mrs. Stewart’s relatives and had rowed to town to get the mail. On their return the dug-out canoe in which they were rowing struck a snag, turning completely over. Mrs. Stewart who was holding their 8 months old baby held firmly to the child and managed to get hold of the canoe to which she clung until help arrived. Mr. Stewart is supposed to have gone into a panic of fright for the safety of his loved ones and was calling loudly for help when he went down. The supposition is that he inhaled deeply filling his lungs with water as hid body never came to the surface after going down the first time. It is also possible that he might have struck a sunken log and been rendered unconscious. The body was found in 12 feet of water. A pulmotor was used for two hours but life had flown forever. Mr. Stewart was a teacher in the Sprague High School the season of 1913-1914 and was highly respected by faculty, pupils and patrons of the school.” (Sprague Advocate: 8-20-1915)


Stewart, James C.:  “James C. Stewart, proprietor of the Ranier Grand Hotel, 811 1-2 Riverside Avenue, died at noon Tuesday after two weeks’ illness of inflammation of the stomach and bowels, after six years of ill health. A widow, Mrs. Ellen Stewart, and an adopted daughter survive him.  Mr. Stewart was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, 47 years ago and with his wife came to this country 21 years ago. He was in San Francisco for a short time and then came to Sprague and entered the Northern Pacific shops as a blacksmith. Promotion came quickly and in three years he was appointed foreman.  His health failed and with his wife he took the Rainier Grand Hotel. The funeral services will take place on Sunday next from Smith & Co’s undertaking rooms to Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Stewart was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Dan Cree of this city and at one time was one of the popular citizens of Sprague.” (Sprague Times: 11-13-1903; LCT shows less but same data)

Thacker, Mrs.:  “Mrs. Thacker died last Tuesday at Cheney and Mr. Thacker took her to Oregon for burial.” (Lake Valley column of Sprague Advocate: 10-24-1913; check year)


Theroux, Mrs. J. A.:  “Died.—Mrs. J. A. Theroux, wife of the recently deceased engineer, from grief and shock. She died Wednesday.” (Sprague Herald: 10-29-1890)


Tragedy at Tekoa:  “Milton Gardner, a saloonkeeper of Tekoa, on last Friday night assaulted a companion in a card game, Pat Collins, with the butt of a revolver inflicting a wound which caused Collin’s death the day following.  Pros. Atty Pattison and Dep sheriff John Estep arrived at Tekoa Saturday forenoon to investigate the matter. The Gardner license was revoked and the county and city officers went to the saloon in a body to notify the brother, Ernest to close up. Ernest drew a 30-30 automatic rifle and opened fire on the crowd killing Estep and city marshal Grant Dickinson after which he blew off the top of his own head. Several of the city councilmen had narrow escapes, Perry Culp, known here being struck in the hand by a bullet. Milton Gardner is in jail charge with first degree murder. W. H. Mills of this city knew Milton Gardner and says he was considered a fine fellow at that time which was several years ago.” (Sprague Advocate: 8-30-1912) 


Treverton, Mary Ellen: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Mary Ellen Treverton; d. 8-04-1924; 59 yrs; ship to Yakima, WA. illegible name)


Troy, George A.: Geo. A. Troy, known to many Sprague people, died in Seattle on September 17.  Mr. Troy was a resident of Sprague for many years.  At the time the prohibition law was enacted he was conducting a saloon in the building now occupied by the Gambill Bros. cigar store and Mr. Ashby's restaurant.  Soon after he sold the building to Alex Touraille and moved to Seattle. (Sprague Advocate, Oct 20, 1921) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


Turner, George:  “Workmen on the drainage ditch at Cow Lake are having a disastrous time of it. On the 13th one man was killed by a premature explosion and another man was seriously injured. Last Friday, the 17th, George Turner, another workman, was killed in the same manner. The deceased was a young man, aged 23 years. He was a native of Nova Scotia and had no relatives in this country. His remains were brought to Sprague and were buried Wednesday from L. C. Fisher & Co’s undertaking parlors. Both accidents happened in nearly the same manner. The hole had been drilled for the charge and the dynamite was being tamped in when the explosion came. Both P. A. Grinley, who was killed Tuesday, and Mr. Turner, were directly over the charge and each had  his head horribly mutilated. The ditch is being dug for the purpose of draining a large swamp. The work is nearing completion, but workmen seem inclined to keep away from the place now. W. H. Honefenger is owner of the ranch, having recently purchased it from A. F. Narver. Norbert (sic) Bordin of this city was near Turner when the explosion occurred and his face shows signs of being hit in several places by small fragments of rock.” (Sprague Times: 10-23-1903)


Turner, William I.: “The many Sprague friends of Mr. William I. Turner were shocked last Thursday upon receiving information of his death at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Phil F. Kelley, at Seattle at an early hour that morning. Mr. and Mrs. Turner left Sprague to make their home in Seattle about one month ago. His most intimate friends realized at that time that the disease from which he had long been a sufferer, diabetes, would soon terminate his life, but none thought the end would come so suddenly. Mr. Turner took his bed on Tuesday afternoon and was hardly conscious from that time until his death.” (Sprague Times: 12-27-1895)


Twist, David:  “David Twist, aged 79 years, of Sprague, for years employed by the Northern Pacific railroad company as engine driver, died at the company’s hospital at Missoula, Montana, April 26th.” (Citizen: 5-07-1909)


Twist, Mrs. David:  “Mrs. David Twist who left here several weeks ago for her old home in Keesville, New York, reached there on Dec 14 and died on Dec 16. She stood the trip as far as Albany, nicely, Mrs. Alice Brown receiving post cards to that effect from her written enroute. Mrs. Brown received one card dated Albany in which no mention was made of any trouble. She suffered a paralytic stroke however before she left that city which paralyzed her right side and her vocal organs. A relative, E. H. Smith of Keesville took her home arriving on the 14th. She failed to rally however and died the following Monday.” (Sprague Advocate: 12-27-1912)


Tyler, Mary F. Sawyer: “Aunt Mary Tyler, whose maiden name was Mary F. Sawyer, died at her residence in Boston on the 10th inst. at the advanced age of 82. She was the subject of the rhyme, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb.’” (Sprague Herald: 12-26-1889)


Tyner, Mrs. C. W.:  “Died.—Mrs. C. W. Tyner, age 27, died yesterday, Tuesday, at St John’s Hospital.—Helena Journal, Nov 9.” (Sprague Herald: 11-26-1890)


Ulley, son:  “The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ulley died in this city Wednesday. The Ulley family came from Spokane last week and made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Chas Bussong, where the little one came down the next day after arrival with diphtheria which resulted fatally. The remains were taken by team to Spokane for burial today.” (Sprague Times: 4-10-1903)  

Unknown: “A section man, whose name we could not learn, lost a little child last Sunday night at Granite, by its being given a drink from a cup containing coal oil.” (NW Tribune: 9-10-1885)


Unknown: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index: Unknown male. Dated: 1-21-1926; no data, county burial)


Unnamed;  “At Taylor’s railroad camp southwest of Sprague, last week Friday, an explosion of dynamite killed one man instantly and wounded ten others, two of whom died later. It is supposed that the explosion was caused by a cap carelessly left with the dynamite.” (a Sprague paper: 1-16-1908)


Unnamed Chinamen; “A Chinaman living at the wash house was found by his associates hanging to the roof of the closet this morning, dead as the proverbial door-nail. He had fastened a short rope to a rafter and made a slip-noose of the other end and put it around his neck by standing on the seat, stepped off and strangled himself. He had been sick for some time and despondency led him to the suicide route. No inquest was deemed necessary. The remains were taken in charge by the deceased’s cousin from Ritzville.” (Sprague Times: 8-28-1903)


Unnamed Chinamen; “A couple of Chinamen who were burning punk sticks and holding religious ceremonies Saturday over the graves of some departed chinks, accidentally set fire to the dry grass in the cemetery and before citizens from town could extinguish the fire, several lot fences and a part of the main fence were burned. Considerable damage was also done to the trees and shrubbery.” (Sprague Times: 8-26-1904)


Vogt, Barney:  “Solemn Mass was celebrated this morning for Barney Vogt, who died Monday at the Sacred Heart Hospital. Mr. Vogt was a favorite here, and his sudden death has deeply pained all who knew him.” (From Sprague column in Spokane Review: 10-13-1892)


Wade, Roy R.:  “The community was startled Monday evening by a fire alarm and when the small blaze was conquered a feeling of thankfulness prevailed that our misfortune was no greater. A genuine feeling of horror too, possession of the town Tuesday morning when the body of Roy R. Wade, proprietor of the City Bakery, was found suspended from a rafter in the barn on the Wm Buckley place, the house of which is occupied by Dave Young.  Mr. Young and one of his assistants discovered the suicide about 7:30 a.m. when entering the barn to hitch up a horse that was kept there. The body was taken down by undertaker Buchanan and removed to his rooms.  Mr. and Mrs. Wade after the fire in their bakery Monday evening went to the home of a relative, Wm James, for the night. Mrs. Wade awakened about two o’clock and found her husband had disappeared. He had gone to bed the evening before in good spirits and had requested Mr. James to call him early as he desired to execute some plans he had made for the day. A search about the premises and about town was made but he was not found until 7:30 as stated. The motive which prompted him to self destruction will probably ever be a deep mystery. His best friends can not formulate a tenable theory. They claim he grieved for a child which died with in the last year or two, but say he never showed any signs of being mentally unbalanced. His domestic affairs are said to have been very happy. He was not in financial difficulties owning a ranch at Pomeroy and having recently purchased 5 lots in Pacific City which he planned to go to see on Tuesday last. No good reason can be assigned and the matter can only be speculated upon.  The body was taken to Pomeroy for burial on Wednesday. Mrs. Wade’s father and mother of Pomeroy and M.r Wade’s brother of Greenacres came and accompanied the widow on her sad journey to Pomeroy. Mr. and Mrs. Wm James also went as far as Spokane. Mrs. Wade was in a very nervous condition after the fire and almost suffered collapse when told the sad news but appeared in fair spirits Wednesday when the party left for Pomeroy. Ray R. Wade was a native of Minnesota, born April 7, 1874, being 35 years, 10 months and 8 days old at death. Was straight forward and honest and made it a rule of life to speak naught but good of his neighbors.” (Sprague Times: 2-18-1910)


Walker, Mrs.:  “A fatal accident occurred on the C. Phillips place one and one half miles from Tyler on Friday, July 5.  Mrs. Walker, who lived on the ranch with her father, Mr. Hanner, was found in a spring into which she had fallen head first. The spring was curbed and held about 4 feet of water. It is supposed that in attempting to  get water from the spring she fell in head first and was unable to save herself. When found, every effort was made to revive her and Dr Andrews was called from Cheney, but to no avail. She leaves a father, mother and five children to mourn her loss. The funeral was held from the home Sunday, Rev Fields of Spokane, preaching the funeral sermon. A profusion of flowers decked the casket. The bereaved ones have the sympathy all in their great loss.—Tyler Correspondent.” (Sprague Advocate: 7-12-1912)


Wallace, Margaret D.: “A decree signed Nov 10 settling the final account of William L. Wallace as executor of the estate of Margaret D. Wallace of Sprague, and the $40,000 estate will be distributed to the heirs immediately.” (Citizen: 11-19-1943)


Weed, Hannah Louise: “Miss Hannah Louise Weed, an aunt of Mrs. N. A. Hamley, died at the N. A. Hamley home on Sunday last aged 74 years, 9 months and 1 day. Her illness was of long duration and death was caused by a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at the residence on Tuesday, Rev Owen of the ME Church officiating. The body was shipped to Maquoketa, Iowa, Wednesday evening and was accompanied by Dr E. C. Hamley. Hannah Louisa Weed was born in Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY, May 8, 1838, and died Feb 9, 1913. Her girlhood was spent in the city of her birth and in Washington DC, where she received her education. In 1855 the family moved to Iowa settling at Maquoketa, which place had been her home until four years ago, when she came to Washington. When quite young she united with the ME Church in which she was an earnest worker. For a period of 15 years she was the treasurer of the Ladies Aid Society of Maquoketa. She was a woman of refinement, of cheerful disposition, and by her quiet demeanor endeared herself to a host of friends and relatives who mourn her death. She was always deeply interested in all church work, lived the life of a sincere, conscientious, and consistent Christian and was sustained and comforted in the closing hours of her life by an unfaltering trust in her Savior.” (Sprague Advocate: 2-14-1913)


Wells, Allie: “Allie Wells, 16 years of age, who has made his home with the family of Dr I. S. Clark, Sprague, died at Dr Clark’s residence Friday night of pneumonia after several weeks of severe illness. His father, who lives in Coeur d’Alene, and a brother, who lives at Kettle Falls, were present. His mother died about five years ago.” (LCT: 2-03-1905)  

Wendel, George: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  George Wendel. dated: 2-08-1926; 86 yrs; Lance Hills Cemetery.)


Wendel, Mrs. Frank: "Another sad death which occurred in this city last Saturday was that of Mrs. Frank Wendel, who leaves a husband and five children, three girls and two boys. Mrs. Wendel was 37 years of age and has resided in this vicinity for the past fifteen years. Her husband was employed in the railroad shops before the fire. Then he went to stock raising near Downs Lake. Last fall he came to Sprague, built a nice little home and expected to live in comfort while his children were being educated. Now his hopes are shattered and his home desolate by the hand of the Grim Reaper. Mrs. Wendel died of pneumonia, following the measles. Her body was laid to rest in the Lance Hills cemetery, near her old home.—Sprague Times." (Citizen: 4-01-1904)


Weyer, John W. ‘Billy’:  “Wallace, Idaho, Aug 1.—John W. ‘Billy’ Weyer, 69, pioneer of Sprague, Wash., and a resident of Wallace since 1897, died today after a long illness. He contracted influenza two months ago and later suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Weyer was born in Germany and came to the United States in 1880. He resided at Sprague from 1883 to 1897. He was engaged in mining here during the early days but had retired 15 years ago. He was a life member of the Wallace Eagles lodge. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Weyer in Wallace; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Trimble, Mrs. Lucy Coates, Mrs. Marie Bubb, and a son, Fred Weyer, all of Los Angeles; brothers, Clem Weyer, Wallace, and Fred Weyer, in Germany, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lautwein, Spokane, and Mrs. Barbara Zeyen, Dubuque, Iowa.” (undated scrapbook item, penciled in: 1929.)


Weymouth, Frank P.:  “Frank P. Weymouth, one time Division Superintendent of the NP Ry with headquarters at Sprague, died in Spokane on Thursday evening of last week. He removed to Spokane after the big fire here in 1895 where he ahs been prominent in the administration of the city business, particularly the water department.  He was a charter member of the Sprague Chapter, Royal Arch Masons and had just been elected to the 33rd degree of Masonry, his death coming before he was apprised of the fact. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and a number of Masons attended from here. The floral offerings were elaborate, in exceptional quantities and of great beauty.” (Sprague Advocate: 10-31-1913)

Wilke, Amos: "Word was received Friday of the death of Amos Wilke of Long Beach, California, on New Year’s. His death was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Wilke was a resident of Edwall for many years while he managed the Wilke-Morgan store. He is survived by his widow, Martha; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton Phillips of Long Beach, and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Lynwood, and two brothers, Bus Wilke of Seattle, and Robert Wilke of Prosser.—Sprague Advocate." (Harrington Citizen: 1-16-1931)

Williams, Myrtle D.: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Myrtle D. Williams; d. 11-27-1919; 13 yrs; Fairmount Mausoleum)


Wilson, Mrs Angie:  “Mrs Angie Wilson who had been ill for some time of heart trouble, died at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning at her home in Sprague. She was 71 years old and had lived here tow or three years. The body was taken to Colfax Wednesday where funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs Wilson had five daughters and three sons.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 9-18-1919)


Wilson, John L.: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  John L. Wilson; d. 7-20-1920; 64 yrs; Spokane cemetery)


Wing, Anna Marie: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Anna Marie Wing; d. 5-12-1921; Spokane Fairmount Cemetery)


Wmcheslu, Ernest: (Sprague Mortuary ledger index:  Ernest Wmcheslu; d. 1-25-1923; 46 yrs; cremation.)


Wormell, Pierre F.:  “Pierre F. Wormell, aged 19 years, died Wednesday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. J. D. Bayman, of consumption. Deceased’s home was in Brooklyn, NY, from whence he came a few months since to try to regain his health in this climate, but the disease had such a firm hold upon him that the change did him no good. The funeral arrangements are delayed awaiting final instructions form the boy’s father.” (Sprague Times: 4-19-1904; H. Citizen published duplicate of this item)


Zombrick, Henry:  The Advocate is in receipt of a letter from L V Allen of Davenport now in Sawtelle, CA, advising of the death of Henry Zombrick on April 13, at the insane asylum at Fort Steilcoom, WA.  Zombrick was one of the real old timers of the Sprague country having settled on Lord’s Creek in 1879 and Mr. Allen who was his guardian says all the old times will remember him. He was admitted to the insane asylum at Ft Steilacoom, in 1884, as the Medical Lake institution was not in existence at that time. He had a homestead on Section 8, Twp 23, Range 37.  He was about 75 years old. Mr. Zombrick was the first insane patient from Lincoln County and he was committed by Judge Smallwood.” (Sprague Herald: 4-21-1916)


**Additions by Barbara Curtis in Italics



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