Wilbur Cemetery Obituaries H through L
OBITUARIES of PIONEER FAMILIES BURIED AT WILBUR CEMETERY,
LINCOLN COUNTY, WILBUR WASHINGTON
This is a compilation of obituaries of Pioneers and others
who lived and died in Lincoln
County. The spouse has been included where possible, as have a few of their infant children.
FOR FURTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ALSO BURIED HERE IN THE WILBUR CEMETERY, NOTE THE BLOCK/LOT NUMBERS AND CHECK THE WILBUR CEMETERY LISTING.
The spellings on the headstones is sometimes different than the one in the newspaper obituary, needless to say I don't know which is correct, so I left them as is. The Obituaries were typed in by Daryll Bahr and only slightly edited by me.
Daryll provided much of this information because of the many headstones of these pioneers that recorded "no information" on them and had no dates. Information in parenthesis was provided. These obituaries were taken from the Wilbur Register, Wilbur, Washington
Submitted by Daryll Bahr and transcribed by Rella
HADEN, ESLEY E.
HADEN, ISADIA M. 1892-1987 130/8
HADEN, WALLACE E. 1915-1920 130/7
Died: WALLACE, son of MRS. & MRS. ESLEY HADEN
of diphtheria. Grandson of MR.& MRS. T. H. HADEN (TIM)
HAGEN, MARTHA S.
HAGEN, NELS H. 1849-1927 164/5
Died: NELS H. HAGEN: Born in Norway in 1849, age 78. Came
to America at age 20 to Wisconsin in June 1878. Married MISS
MARTHA STALHEIM. In 1888 he moved to Washington, retired
from farming & moved to Spokane in 1916. His youngest brother died
a week earlier in Alberta, Canada, of a farm accident. Survived
by his widow & one son HERMAN, two brothers OLE HAGEN of Wisc.
& IVER HAGEN, Mich., & two sisters; MRS. MARY BAKKER, Mich.,
& MRS. BERTHA MARTINSEN, Wisc. Four grandchildren. His son
HERMAN resides on the homestead near here.
HAMMOND, Luella Fern [Powers] Hammond, died Feb. 21, 1943 at Wilbur, WA.
She slipped and fell on ice at home, injury causing severe stroke,
resulting in death.
Born Feb. 13, 1881 at Red Wing, Minn, and there she married
George F. Hammond on Oct. 17, 1897 when she was 16 years old.
In 1903 they moved to the plains of North Dakota, where they reared
a family of 5 sons, and 2 daughters. She was one of the very few women
in the area for a number of years, helping develop that part of the country.
During her years of activity, she freighted wheat to market, driving
four to six horses a distance of 60 miles.
She was a quiet spoken woman, cheerful and friendly and thoughtful
of family and friends.
She is survived by husband George, Children, Mrs. H. Curtis [Garnet],
and Gerald Hammond of Portland, Ore., Richel and Leslie of Spokane, Wa.,
Harold on Lopez Island,Claire in the U.S. Navy, and Mrs. Harold Engleson
[Violet] in Wilbur, Wa.
Burial in Wilbur Cemetery. Services in Wilbur Mission Church with Pastor
Rev. W. A. Kincaid.
They made their home on Lopez Island for two years. Her brother,
D. D. Powers lives on Orcas Island. Brother Miller Alva Powers passed on.
Submitted August 2006 by relative: Jerome J. Hammond
HAMP, HERMAN F.
1884-1927 s/w Mary A. 127/3
Died: HERMAN F. HAMP: South of Wilbur on Nov 24,1927. He
attended J. N. BEAN'S funeral the day before & on Thanksgiving
had a bronchial asthma attack. Born on Nov 14,1884 at Rockford,
Ill. His father died in his early childhood & his widowed
mother moved her family to Minnesota. At the age of 16 he was
confirmed in the Lutheran Ch. He came here 22 years ago. On
June 11,1913 married MISS MARY WILKEN. Four children were born.
Two sons; CLARENCE & WILLIS & two daughters; FLORENCE & ALICE.
As well as brother A. J. HAMP of Colbert, Wa. Two sisters MRS. EMMA
KRUGER of Calif. & MRS. FRIEDA HAYEK, of Minn. His mother died
14 yrs ago as well as one brother N. J. HAMP 11 years ago.
MRS. HAMPS parents are WILLIAM WILKEN, of Colville, & sister
MR. & MRS. HENRY SCHUSTER; MRS. & MRS. A. F. WILKEN, ALBERT WILKEN,
& MR. & MRS. JOHN STRICKERT of Wilbur.
HANKEL, CARL F.
HANKEL, CHARLOTTE 1850-1919 158/4
Died: CHARLOTTE FRYER HANKEL: She was born on Oct 6,1850.
Joined the Baptist Church in 1870. Married CARL HANKEL
Sept 1872. Died on Apr 4,1919. In 1874 they emigrated by team to
Nebraska. In 1884 they came west to Portland & in 1888 came
to Washington settling 10 miles south of Wilbur. The husband
died Dec 12,1894. Eleven children: 8 boys & 3 girls all
living. The three youngest live in Alberta & could not be
reached. After her husbands death MRS. HANKEL kept a large
share of the family together for years, transformed their
residence into larger farm, & conducted farming on a
considerable scale. She was successful in her investments &
left land both here & in Alberta. Funeral in Baptist Church.
HANKEL, MINNIE Z. Jan
16,1881-1905 Aug 05 @24y 6m 20 w/o Robt.158/5
Obituary: MRS. MINNIE Z. HANKEL. Age 24, daughter of MR.
MRS. OLIVER OVIATT, 6 miles south of Wilbur. She married
ROBERT HANKEL in Dec 1902. Two children; a daughter age
about one year surviving.
HANKEL, ROBERT H. 1879-1954 Father 158/6
1867-1955 s/w Hans M.
HANSEN, HANS MARIUS 1863-1939 193/5
H. M. HANSEN, dies suddenly, Wilbur Pioneer: Born in 1863 he
graduated from the agricultural college at Klank, Denmark in
1887. In 1889 he took passage from Copenhagen for the U.S.
on a boat with 900 people. It took 56 days of ocean voyage.
Their boat was totally wreaked 1500 miles off Newfoundland
coast. They were rescued by a passing ship. He went from N.Y.
to Minneapolis then after a few months later arrived in the
Big Bend, then Wilbur in the fall of 1889 on the very first
Central Washington Train to arrive here.
The trip from Spokane to Wilbur by train took two days for
they spent the night at Davenport. He was a section crew
employee at first, but soon promoted to foreman for four
years. He engaged in the lumber business, real estate,
bought grain for many years. He was in partnership with
PETER LYSE in the mercantile business. He established the
HANSEN dairy with two cow.
In 1889 he married MISS DOROTHEA BRUHN, their wedding was
either the first or second wedding in Wilbur. Seven
children are: MRS. JENNIE LAURITZEN; MRS. KAREN KNIGHT,
Phillipsburg, Mont.; ALFRED HANSEN, VERA; MRS. HELGA, BOSSLER,
Helena, Mont.; MISS THYRA HANSEN, & MRS. RANDALL HENRY,
HARPOLE, CLEVENTON D.
HARPOLE, MARY (1864-1912 @67y) 114/2
Died: MARY A. HARPOLE: A pioneer. Born in 1864.
Age 67 years.
HARRIS, JOHN S.
1885-1918 At Rest
Died: In Prime of Life: JOHN S. HARRIS. Survived by wife
MAYME (HADEN) HARRIS. He died of the influenza. All of the
Haden family had a severe flu.
HAWKINS, ROBERT BOOKING
1845-1918 Dad Civil War
Vet 131 Ill Regt
s/w Rose B. 86/5
HAWKINS, ROSE BARLOW 1865-1926 Mother 86/5
Died at Cheney: MRS. ROSE HAWKINS, age 61. Death due to
gall stones. R. B. HAWKINS, her husband died six years ago.
The family came from Missouri in 1902, living a short time
on the SHAW fruit farm, then a wheat ranch at Broadax &
later to a place a short distance near Telford. Mother
of 11 children, six survive her.
A son J. E. HAWKINS, who lives near Wilbur & five daughters.
HEALD, FLAVIUS A.
Died: F. A. HEALD, resident of Wilbur the past year, age 83:
Married in 1882 to MARY BAIRD, one daughter in Wilbur,
MRS. MABEL GREEN.
HEALD, MARY 1862-1954 199/3
Died: MRS. J. H. LLEWELLYN: MARY HENDERSON was born in
Wartburg, Tn. in 1857. She married J. H. LLEWELLYN in 1874.
Died at Wilbur. She is survived by two children; MRS.
C. V. HOPKINS & J. H. LLEWELLYN JR. Came to Wash in 1906
with her husband & family. Internal tumor. Baptist
Church & during the revival services last Feb.
She united with the Christian Church.
HESSELTINE, E. ADELBERT
OLD TIMER: E. ADELBERT HESSELTINE: Born in Brown Co.
Kansas in 1860. His father was born in New York & his
mother in Ohio. Father was in the Federal Army until
1863, then spent two years in California
then Western Oregon, & came to the Big Bend in 1882.
Homesteaded six miles north of Wilbur. The pioneer P.O.
later installed in the Keller store was located three
miles west of his claim. In 1895 he married MISS CARRIE
A. WOODMAN, of Mich. One child LEE is now 16 years old.
(He became JUDGE HESSELTINE.)
HILL, ALFRED J.
Jul 27,1918-1972 Apr 23 WA PFC 244 AAA
SLT BN CAC WWII 25/4
HILL, JAMES A. 1878-1953 68/12
HILL, MABEL V. 1892-1981 s/w James A. 68/12
Nov 28,1841-1907 Sep 21
Obituary: Died: Sat Sept 21 at 4 a.m. FRANKLIN HIRE, who
had been suffering from cancer of the face. He leaves a wife
& nine children to morn his death. MRS. T. W. McCORD, MRS. W. J.
VANSKIKE, ALBERT, OREN, & WILLIAM HIRE, all of whom reside in
the vicinity of Wilbur.
MR. MARTHA CARDEN of Spokane, ELMER HIRE, Alberta Canada,
JOHN & RENY (ORIE) HIRE of Oregon.
MR. HIRE was born in state of Ohio on Nov 28,1841. In the
year 1846 he moved with his parents to Ill.& there resided
until 1862, at which time he crossed the plains to
Walla Walla, staying there one year, then returned to Illinois.
He was married to AMANDA CARLE, on Jan 24,1864, & to this union
three children were born.
In March 1864 his first wife died & in March 1870 he was
married to MARY E. WILSON & to them were born eight children,
two of whom are dead.
HIRE, MARY E. 1852-1933 41/10
HOLMES, BYRON R.
Died: BYRON HOLMES, age 40 found unconscious in the city
park. Foul play indicated, or a hit & run by a motorist.
His life was saddened by the loss of his wife at the time,
his son DONALD, age 11 was born. Another son died a week
previously to his wife's death. Survived by his parents
& eight brothers. HARRY, of Republic; CECIL, of Detroit;
ROY, EARL, ERNEST, LEE, ROLAND, & WARREN at the home;
Two sisters: MRS. IDA McINTYRE, of Pendleton, Ore.; &
MRS. SYLEVEA PAINE, of Spokane, & one son DONALD.
HOLMES, IRENE 1901-1924 110/2
HOPE, EDMUND B. Sr.
1845-1922 Husband & Father
Died: "TEDDY" HOPE: He was born in Kent, England on Apr 9,
1845. Died Aug 20,1922. He crossed the Atlantic locating at
London, Ontario, Canada. Came to U.S. & went back to Canada,
Stratford, Ontario & married MISS JANE SYKES, moved around
Canada & came to Wilbur 21 years ago. In Wilbur he conducted
a private rooming house. Survived by his wife, two sons
& one daughter.
HOPE, JANE 1846-1933 Wife & Mother
Dear & Kind 164/1
HOPE, EDMUND B. Jr.
HOPE, HARVEY H. -1913 164/11
HOPE, WINSTON C. 1916-1922 s/o Edmund
& Pearl 164/11
A Sad Accident: WINSTON CHURCHILL HOPE, age six, son of MR.
& MRS. ED HOPE was instantly killed. He fell under the wheel
of his fathers car. He tried to climb on by way of the running
board. The wheel went over his chest & head crushing his skull.
HERMAN SQUIRE, who was in MR. HOPE'S fruit orchard brought the
family to MR. HOPES mother.
HOPE, EDWIN No information 164/2
HOPE, PEARL No information 164/2
HURLBERT, MARY JANE 1850-1938 46/6
HURLBERT, WILLIAM S. 1841-1927 Co M 7th Mo Cav.
Civil War 46/5
Died: WILLIAM S. HURLBURT, Age 86. Native of Indiana,
moved to Missouri with his parents; Enlisted in the army
in 1861 Civil War; He had many spectacular experiences
during the war, one being a personal encounter with the
notorious QUANTRILL. He came to Oregon in 1874 & Wash.
Territory in 1877 farming near Colfax until 1884, when
he filed for a Lincoln Co land mark known as Broadax
Springs where he resided until six years ago moving to
A member of R. L. McCOOK Post G. A. R. until it disbanded
& on moving to Spokane enrolled in Reno, Post. He is
survived by aged widow & five children. ROBERT, LIVI,
& MRS. MAY WESSENBURG, of Spokane. GEORGE, Tonasket;
& MRS. ADA CARLAS, of Peshastin.
HURLBERT, WILLIAM H. 1869-1909 46/5
HURLBERT, WILHELMINA 1842-1925
JENNINGS, BEATRICE H.
JENNINGS, CHARLES (-1930 @44y) 129/1
Died: CHARLES JENNINGS, age 44, at the home of his sister
MRS. MARY BRITTON. His only child MRS. LOYD SCOLES. Born in
Daksdale, Wa., Parents MR. & MRS. L. W. JENNINGS, pioneers of
Oaksdale. Burial Oaksdale. Survivors are: a daughter at
Colville, three sisters; MRS. ADA GARTH, of Long Beach, Cal;
MRS. A. E. McMEEKING, Steptoe, & MRS. MARY BRITTON of Wilbur.
Six brothers; ALBERT JENNINGS, Daisy; FRANK JENNINGS & WILLIAM
JENNINGS, Cedonia; ANDREW & JAMES of Santa Cruz, Cal,& LEE
JENNINGS, Santa Anna, Cal.
1878-1958 s/w Elmer
JONES, ELMER 1875-1957 128/11
JONES, HAROLD H. 1909-1925 128/10
HAROLD JONES taken: Oldest child of MR. & MRS. ELMER
JONES of typhoid fever. Born in July 5, 1909 age 16.
Died: MRS. FRED JONES: ANNA BELLE WAREHIME, daughter of
JOHN WAREHIME was born at broadax in 1896. Leaves her husband
& three children; Five brothers. Lived at Keller several years &
her husband is mail carrier between Keller & Wilbur & now
Keller & Republic.
JONES, JAY ROY
1888-1895 s/w Mary May
JONES, MARY MAY 1878-1885 39/1
JONES, MARY M.
1852-1912 Mother s/w Wm
JONES, WILLIAM J. 1852-1924 Father 3/7
THE WILBUR REGISTER 1/2/1925
Another Pioneer Called: WILLIAM JONES: Passed away at the
home of his younger daughter MRS. ANNA BOOKER at Coeur
d'Alene, Id. Born in Eurora, Canada on July 17,1852. From
there emigrated to LaCrosse, Wis. in 1865 & there learned
the harness making trade. A little later joined the U.S.
Regular Army serving the U.S. on the western plains.
Thereafter his time was passed until 1885 in the state &
territories of Colorado, Wyoming,& Montana.
In that year he came to Wash. stopping in Spokane & then
coming to Wilbur. Located on lieu land & when the town was
established opened a harness shop. Later he abandoned the
land & moved to town. When the older children had outgrown
the Wilbur schools he moved to Pullman where he established
his family & all had the advantage of a college education.
During that time he continued his harness business, living
alone, in Wilbur. After his family became broken up he
located a homestead on the Columbia River, where he passed
most of his time ever since.
He married MISS MARY MERRICK of Blue Earth, Minn. in 1876.
Six children were born. The only members of his family
remaining are: PROF. WILL J. JONES, of Wilbur; MRS. ANNA BOOKER,
Coeur d'Alene, Id.; & MRS. NELLIE SIEVERS of Vancouver B.C.
His wife passed away 12 years ago. Surviving members were
all present at the funeral.
He had passed many stirring years, fighting Indians, hunting
buffalo on the plains & roughing it in the Rocky Mountain
regions but for nearly 40 years he had lived a peaceful,
quiet life enjoying the esteem of his neighbors, with
scarcely a ruffle in his association with them.
The ashes of his eldest son who was drowned in north Idaho
last year, were deposited in the casket with the father &
both have now entered the long rest in the Wilbur Cemetery.
JONES, JOHN H. 1876-1923 Their Son
s/w Mary & Wm 3/7
KAUFMAN, MARY F.
1865-1931 w/o Mike
Died: MRS. MIKE KAUFFMAN; She was born on April 30,1865
& came with her husband to Wilbur about 42 years ago.
Homesteaded near Govan. One son CLARENCE KAUFFMAN, of
Wenatchee, & foster daughter MRS. WATSON of Seattle,
KAUFMAN, MIKE 1862-1935 85/4
KENNEDY, EMMA J.
KENNEDY, ROBERT C. 1854-1939 196/5
R. C. KENNEDY EXPIRES: Born in Amauagh, Co. Ireland, on April
1854. He was close to 85 years of age. His grandfather was
an official on the royal estate of QUEEN VICTORIA. He was
11 when his parents moved to Wisconsin. When he was 21 he
joined the United Brethren Church & later Methodist
denomination & remained a devout Christian through his life.
Married: EMMA J. PADDOCK, celebrating their golden wedding.
He farmed before coming to Washington in 1901.
He located on wheat land a few miles south of Wilbur, now
operated by his son JOE & some property in Wilbur.
Survivors are JAMES C. KENNEDY, of Spokane, a brother;& MRS.
JOHN LITHGOW, of Tacoma. Three sons & three daughters, 14
grandchildren,3 great grandchildren. MRS. C. F. SMITH, of Cere,
Cal., ROBERT KENNEDY, of Wilson Creek; CHARLES KENNEDY, of
Stratford; MRS. EMMA HOWELL, of Medical Lake; JOSEPH J. KENNEDY,
of Wilbur, MRS. EDWARD (BELLE)THOMSON,of Monrovia, Cal.
KINER, EDWARD A.
KINER, MARY S. 1870-1914 41/6
Death was Kind: MRS. E. A. KINER age 43 years died of cancer.
Born on Sept. 1870. Married E. A. KINER in 1890. In 1891 they
came to Wilbur. Surviving are her husband & five children &
sisters MISS MARY YORK & MRS. PARKER, formerly MRS. LEIGH.
KINER, JAMES M. Feb 02,1853-1912
JAMES KINER called home: Born in 1853,died in 1912, Married
MARGARITE HAWK who died in 1875. Lived 8 miles south of
Almira. Two daughters MARY NEVADA & IONA ELLEN who are
MRS. BERT DRAPER & MRS. D.S. GOODMAN.
KINER, Angel Daughter
-1904 Dec 03 @4 days
d/o Fred& Della 85/12
KINER, FREDERIC S. 1863-1916 85/1
Died: FRED KINER stricken; Christian Church
KINER, IDELLA J. 1865-1937 85/1
KINER, FRANK S.
1865-1932 s/w Luella C.
Died: FRANK SHERMAN KINER-Community Church-born at
Fairfield, Henry Co., Iowa. He was 66 years old on Dec 31,1931.
Married MISS LUELLA COPPOCK, of Cappock, Iowa on 6/2/1886.
He came to Wash. in 1891 & homesteaded ten miles south of here
acquiring 400 acres. He moved to Govan in 1907. He was road
supervisor on the Sunset Highway from Almira to Creston and
an accident on road machinery resulted in the loss of a leg.
Died on Jan 24,1932. Survived by his widow, five children & 9
grandchildren. Two brothers. Children are: A. V. HARDY, Grants
Pass, Or., MRS. M. C. DRAPER, Govan, MRS. T. J. JOHNSTON,
St. John, Wa.; MRS. RAY JONASON of Seattle;
& MELVIN KINER, Govan. Brothers were; JOE KINER,
Garden City, Kansas; & E. A. KINER, of Omak.
KINER, LUELLA C. 1869-1947 80/12
KOENIG, WILHELMINE 1840-1936 46/9
Wilbur's oldest resident summoned by death: MRS.
WIHELMINA KOENIG, mother of ED RUX. Age 95.
KRAMER, ALBERT F.
Oct 10,1883-1942 Apr 10
KRAMER, LUELLA May 31,1886-1920 Mar 02 w/o A. F. 125/2
Died: MRS. ALBERT KRAMER, of Almira: At Edgecliff
Sanitarium in Spokane from Tuberculosis.
DIED: KRAABEL KRAMER: Wife of ALBERT F. KRAMER died Mar.2,
1920 at Edgecliff Sanitarium. She suffered for three years
0f tuberculosis. Three months after she was taken ill, her
son FRANK KRAABEL died. Born in Onalaska, Wis. on May 31,1886.
Age 33. Baptized in the Lutheran Church.
In 1893 she moved west with her parents & five sisters who
made their home at Parkland, Wash. On June 10, 908 she married
ALBERT F. KRAMER of Almira. To this union was born one son.
MR. KRAMER is in business at the KUNZ & KRAMER Hardware Store.
Deceased leaves the mother MRS. CHRISTINE KRAABEL & three
sisters; MRS. E. O. ERICKSON of Almira, MRS. VIGGO JURGENSEN of
Wilbur,& MRS.0.HOLMES of Tacoma. Her aunt & uncle MR. & MRS.
N.D. NELSON of Maryville, N. Dakota were present.
Sep 09,1902-1933 Feb 16
Local woman meets death in auto crash: MRS. EMIL KRAMER.
Car & snowplow collide in heavy fog.
Died: Funeral for MRS. MILDRED (QUAM) KRAMER: who was
killed one mile north of State Road No. 4. She was a former
KRAMER, FRANCES K. Apr 01,1909-1917 Sep 23 s/o A. F. & L. E. 125/3
Died in Hospital: FRANCIS KRAMER 8 year old son of ALBERT
KRAMER of typhoid fever.
First Picture of a person & obituary: MICHAEL KRENZ passed
away at his home-near Govan. Locating there in 1890. MICHAEL
KRENZ was born in Germany on Oct 9,1849. Emigrated to U.S. in
1872. In June 1880 he married MISS WILHELMINA WASHKOWJOCK.
two years later they moved to Wisconsin & lived there eight
years. There three children were born. In 1890 he came to Wash,
settling on the old home place near Govan. There two children
were born to them. He accumulated two & a quarter sections of
land in Lincoln & Grant Co.'s. Survived by his widow & five
children: FRED C. KRENZ-,Hoquiam; MRS. IDA MAYNE, Govan; MRS. MARTHA
WILLISCROFT, Toppenish; WILLIAM E. & EDWARDS M. KRENZ of Govan.
KRENZ, WILHELMINA A. 1858-1940 Mother 153/10
KRUGER, GOTTFRIED F.
KRUGER, DORA 1852-1905 Beloved w/o
Obituary: MRS. GOTTFRIED KRUEGER, home 22 miles southwest of
Wilbur was born nee DORA LITSCH, at Ackerfelds, Germany on Dec
31,1852. She came to America with her parents in 1870.In 1872
she married GOTTFRIED. Twelve children; Six girls & six boys.
Two died in infancy. Age 52. REV. KERL officiating in the
Methodist Church & buried in Wilbur Cem.
(Sep 19,1919- )
A longtime Wilbur area farmer. He graduated from
Central Valley High School, Spokane, Wa. in 1938.
He was employed on the Hank Kuchenbuch farm south
of Wilbur before entering the U.S. Army in 1941.
At the end of World War II in 1945, he farmed on
the family farm until 1980 when he retired and moved
into Wilbur. A member of the Wheatridge Grange,
and board member of Lincoln Mutual #3.
Funeral held in Wilbur Lutheran Ch. Wilbur, Wa.
KUCHENBUCH, JANE FRANCES No dates w/o Norman 69/11
KUNZ, FRANKLIN J. 1878-1923 168/1
One of the Best: After a lingering illness of five weeks
J. F. (FRANK) KUNZ, passed away last Tue. at 11 a.m. The
attack being influenza toward the last he developed a relapse
& typhoid fever developing into tubercular meningitis which
became positive two or three days before his death.
J. F. KUNZ, was born in Elvaston, Ill. on Jan. 10,1878. He
came to Wash. with his father & family in Feb.1895,living on the
farm until 1901 when he came to Wilbur & bought grain for H. M.
HANSEN. Then in 1903 took charge of the Farmers Grain & Supply
Co. until it discontinued. When the Graingrowers Whse Co. was
organized, he was given the management of that concern,
superintending the building of the warehouse & the concrete
grain tanks. While yet conducting that business he took the
agency for the Ford car, then only an infant industry. That
business grew to such proportions that he resigned from the
warehouse business & embarked in the garage & auto sales agency,
adding other lines to those already carried. He sold out his
business & enlisted in the armored tank division of the army,
but did not receive notification to report for duty until
Nov. 11,1918 the day peace was announced.
In 1919 he assisted in the reorganization of the Farmers
Bank, which was opened for business in a rented room on
Oct 13,1919. During that winter his bank erected a new
building. FRANK was first elected vice-president of the bank
& later president which he filled until his death.
MR. KUNZ married MISS LYDIA THOMPSON, a neighbor girl &
daughter of MR. & MRS. O.K. THOMPSON, pioneers of Sherman.
Survived by his wife, his step-mother MRS. AMELIA KUNZ of
Spokane. By five brothers,& two sisters: F. E. KUNZ, Almira;
J. H. KUNZ, Soap Lake; LEO, Wilbur; WILL J., Creston; HILARY,
Spokane; MRS. KATHERINE PORTCH, Almira; & MISS GERTRUDE KUNZ,
FRANK was always interested in civic affairs. He belonged to
Knights of Columbus & Catholic Church.
(Mar 02,1853-1927 May)
Another Pioneer passes: MRS. LOUISE BRANDT LADWIG, native of
Germany. Born Mar 2,1853. She came to America at age 18 &
married LAWRENCE YOUNG in Iowa. Three sons born. After his
death she married WILLIAM LADWIG & seven sons, two daughters
Moved here in 1905 & purchased the HENRY THOMPSON place near
Govan. After MR. LADWIGS death she lived in Wilbur. Member of
St. Paul Lutheran Ch. Survived by a sister, MRS. J. F. LADWIG,
in Iowa. Seven sons: GEORGE YOUNG, Iowa; WILLIAM YOUNG, Pasco;
HENRY LADWIG, Hoquiam; EMIL of Moscow; FRED, ELMER, & ORA LADWIG,
of Wilbur; & one daughter MRS. CLARA MUNSON, Govan. 28
Died: MRS. LAFAYETTE LEWIS: MISS THURZA MATILDA ROGERS
was born in Clairborne Co, Tn. in 1855. Died of chronic nephritis.
In l872 she married DR. L. LEWIS Nine children were born with
seven living. The family came from Tenn in 1885. DR LEWIS
located on a homestead in the old Grand Coulee precinct 15 miles
northwest of Wilbur. In 1898 he retired from farming & located in
Wilbur. MAJOR DAVID ROGERS grandfather of MRS. LEWIS won his
title in the Revolutionary War. Her father HENDERSON ROGERS
served three years & six months in Co C of lst Tenn Infantry of
the Federal Army He was taken prisoner & later exchanged.
LEWIS, LAFAYETTE May 22,1845-1920 Feb 21 Father 32/5
One More Pioneer: LAFAYETTE LEWIS: He was born in Hamilton
Co, Tennessee on May 22,1845 & died at the home of his son
JAMES of Spokane on Feb 21,1920. DR. LEWIS went to Tenn last
fall, on a visit to his old home friends & soon after his
arrival there, began to fail in health. His son JAMES
insisted he go after him but the doctor refused to allow it.
JAMES learned that an aunt was coming from Tennessee to visit
friends in LaGrand Or. & asked her to join his father on the
trip home. In reality to care for him.
JAMES met them at LaGrande & brought the doctor home with
him. Soon afterward his disease was diagnosed as cancer
of the liver. Though he steadily declined he refused to be
waited on, taking care of himself until a few days before
The deceased enlisted in the federal army on Nov 13,1861
serving the lst Tenn. Light Artillery until near the close of
the war, being mustered out at Cumberland Gap on Jan 23,1865.
Though he participated in many bloody battles, & more or less
important skirmishes, he came thru the war unwounded.
He farmed one year at his old home after the war, then sold
his farm & removed to Knox Co, where he began his medical
career education, thence to Campbell Co., after graduating from
medical college at Nashville. He practiced medicine there
until 1885 & also served four years as treasurer of that
county. On Sept 5,1872, DR. LEWIS married MATILDA ROGERS,
a native of Tennessee.
In the spring of 1885 he & his family came to Wash., locating
on land 15 miles northwest of Wilbur. There he improved his
farm & for years practiced medicine, being then the only
physician in the Big Bend, west of Davenport. When cases were
not pressing, he visited his patients at night, after
working on his claims all day.
He retired from farming in 1898,building a good home in
Wilbur. (known as the GUY HANSEN home, located across from the
TED'S Shell Service & today the JACKPOT Service Station) He
quit the practice of medicine two years later. MRS. LEWIS died
on July 17,1916. Funeral services were conducted for DR. LEWIS
at the Christian Church by REV. ADAMS, last Monday. Wilbur Cem.
Seven children survive; All married; FRED, the youngest,
all of Spokane; MRS. W. R. PETERS of Ritzville; DAVID & JESSE,
living northwest of Wilbur;& MRS. FRED W. JOHNSON of Post Falls,
LEWIS, MATILDA ROGERS Sep 18,1855-1916 Jul 17 Mother w/o L. Lewis
s/w Lafayette 32/
LEWIS, EVAN H.
Jan 11,1860-1910 Jun 20
EVAN H. LEWIS died: (father of BUELAH BODEAU, & MABEL
LULL, MARTIN I.
Died: MARTIN L. LULL Born in Connecticut. Age 77 years. In
1898 he crossed the continent with his family stopping first
at San Francisco. He lived at different points on the coast
coming to Wilbur in 1896, buying what is known as the INMAN
farm a few miles southeast of town. While living here his
wife died & was buried here. Also his wish. Fourteen years
ago he moved to Tacoma & was a building contractor.
There he married again & the late wife accompanied the remains
here to attend the funeral & see that his wishes were carried
out. A son FRANK lives at Okanogan.
LYSE, ELSEBETH M.
Jun 05,1863-1930 Sep 15 (w/o Julius) 1/2
Died: MRS. JULIUS LYSE: age 72 at Seattle. Funeral at
Davenport. Buried in Wilbur Cemetery family plot. MR. LYSE
died three & a half years ago. She was born in Denmark,
lived in Clinton, Iowa, came to Wilbur as a bride.
Husband was Wilbur's first butcher, first furniture dealer,
& first mortician. Entered business in Davenport in 1915
& moved to the coast in 1925. He sold his Davenport Mortuary
& furniture store here to C. M. PHILLIPS & son
Paternal aunt is MRS. DAVID THOMSON.
LYSE, INFANT -1899 Nov 28 s/o Julius &
LYSE, JULIUS T. Apr 11,1863-1927 Mar 12 1/1
Died: JULIUS T. LYSE, Pioneer: Pioneer homesteader,
Business Man, Public Spirited Citizen, Former Mayor.
Born in Tender, Denmark on Apr 11,1863. Died at Seattle on
Mar 12,1927. He came to the U.S. at the age of 14. In 1883
he came to Sprague & on becoming of age in 1884 he filed a
homestead one mile north of Wilbur in a part of which his
body now reposes. He & brother PETER established the first
meat market in Wilbur. Later he started the first furniture
store. He engaged in undertaking & extended his business
to Almira & Davenport, moving to the latter place in about
1913. He closed out his business interests about a year ago
being advised that his days were numbered.
Survived by his wife ELSEBET MAJNS who he married on Apr 11,
1894, one daughter MRS. A. F. OLSEN of Seattle. Two sisters,
MRS. DAVID THOMSON ,Wilbur; MRS. A. F. FALDBORG, Spokane,& three
brothers PETER M. of Bowden, Alberta, MARTIN, Spokane; NELS of
Castle Rock, Wa. Danish Lutheran Ch.
LYSE, ELSIE MARIE
Oct 08,1834-1904 Aug 10 w/o Niels I. 2/3
LYSE, NIELS I. Apr 24,1831-1910 Jul 10 2/3
Death of NIELS J. LYSE, one of the first Danish pioneers.
Born in Apr 24,1831, he came to the U.S. in 1872.
Dec 05,1883-1906 Mar 22 w/o C.
Died: ELMA, wife of CHRIS LYSE of Govan. Blood poisoning.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Age 22, daughter of C. K. & MARIA
WISEMAN near Almira. Lutheran Church. REV. BLACKAN, off.
Wilbur Cemetery Obituaries, Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington,
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