Submitted by Marge Womach
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Located one-half mile west of Almira on Highway 2, Almira Cemetery is in the SW corner of section 32 township 26N, range 31E, and approximately 4.25 acres in size. Founded in 1886 when the child of Charles Davis died , Davis himself was buried there in 1899. His widow sold the two acres to the town and another two acres were purchased.
This is only a partial listing...and is a work in progress.
Taylor, Mrs. E. T.,:
(b. 1874, d. Nov 14, 1909) 155/3 Martha J.--Mrs.
E. T. Taylor living northwest
of Almira, suicided Nov 14th. She leaves 5 children and a husband.
Despondency caused her to commit the deed. (Citizen, Nov 26, 1909)(Martha J., w/o Edward Thomas Taylor)
Wm Henry: ( b. Feb 12, 1893,
d. Jun 25, 1978) 52/4 “William
Henry Thomas. Died: 6-25-1978. Birth: 2-12-1893, WA. Spouse: Mary A
Hughes. Father: Hugh Thomas. Mother: Catherine Williams. Burial:
Thompson, Henry M.,:
( b. 1862, d. Feb 9, 1911) 174/1 By placing the muzzle
of a shot
gun under his chin and pressing the trigger with a stick, Henry M. Thompson of
Almira, took his own life at the family residence in the southeastern part of
that town last Sunday morning, while his wife and children were attending Sunday
School a few blocks away. The children arriving home first, found their
father’s body crouched in one corner of a room and surrounded by a pool of
blood. Others of the family and neighbors were quickly summoned by the terrified
children. Coroner O. L. Adams, Prosecuting Attorney J. S. Freece and
Deputy Sheriff Brink went to Almira Sunday evening and after a short
investigation, decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
Mr. Thompson was a well known pioneer resident of Lincoln County, having
settled on a homestead between Wilbur and Govan, March 15, 1889. His cash
capital at that time was $15.00, but through hard work and good management he
added to his holdings until he owned a section and one-half of fine wheat land,
all in a high state of cultivation. He continued in charge of his farm until
1902 when he sold it for $22,000 and moved to Almira, where he built one of the
finest residences in the county. He was instrumental in organizing the Almira
State Bank and served as one of the officers of the institution for some time.
He also promoted the Almira Brick & Building Company, a venture that proved
a financial failure and in which Mr. Thompson lost heavily. Shortly after this
time he was stricken with a nervous disease that rendered him almost helpless.
Financial losses and ill health are believed to be the cause of his rash deed.
Mr. Thompson was elected county commissioner of the third district at the
November election of 1900 and served creditably for two years. He leaves a wife
and seven children. (LCT)
William B.: ( b. 1925, d. Aug 05, 1999) 20/15 “William
B. Tolonen, ‘Bud’.—Passed away August 5, 1999 in
Wallace, F. H.: ( b. 1846, d. 1906) 151/5 F. H. Wallace, a well known rancher and merchant, living 22 miles northwest of Almira, died suddenly of heart failure last week. This is the fourth sudden death to occur in the vicinity within six months. (Davenport Tribune)( s/w S. Elizabeth & Robert)
Janet F .:
( b. Feb 24, 1904, d. Feb 12, 1995) 29/6 “Janet
F. Wallace. Died: 2-12-1995. Birth: 2-24-1904, CO. Buried: Almira
"Mrs. Henrietta Warehime died at her home near Hesseltine on Aug 25, 1902. She was born in Boston 62 years ago and is survived by 6 sons and 2 daughters. The remains were interred in the Almira Cemetery. (Wilbur Register
Nathanial W; d. 7-16-1926,
age 45, drowning; burial in S-29.
Peachy Ryland; d.
7-10-1926, age 42, drowning; burial S-61.
James C; d. 7-10-1926, age
43, drowning; burial S-61.
Gladys F; d.
6-17-1969, age 79; burial S-29.
Janet Fairleigh; d. 1911,
age 43; burial S-61.
Hanna Lee; d. 1917; age
46; burial S-61.
Emma W; d. 1930, age 87;
Bushrod C; d.
2-24-1919, age 80, influenza; burial S-61.
Thomas G.: ( b. 1878, d. 1901) 104/6 On
Friday, the morning of the 15th, Thos G. Weir was thrown from a horse,
or rather fell with it, on one of the streets of Almira, and sustained a
fracture of the brain, which resulted in death early the next morning. Tom had
come to town in the morning and, after taking several drinks, was given a dollar
to ride J. E. Keener’s horse. It is the almost universal opinion that had
all heads been clear, the error in judgment would not have been made, for he was
one of the best horsemen in the country. He started the horse on a dead run to
avoid any possibility of bucking, but about the time they crossed the railroad
track, he told the young man named Bell who was riding by his side that he could
not stop the horse, threw the rope across to Bell to stop him, which the latter
immediately did, hurling the horse and rider to the ground with great force,
launched him into the beyond, for he never regained consciousness.—Big Bend
Outlook (Citizen, Mar 29, 1901)
Leonard: ( b. Sep 17, 1885, d. Sep 30, 1935) 2/12
services for J. Leonard Welborn, 45, pioneer Almira attorney, were held
Wednesday by the American legion. Mr. Welborn died Monday of a self-inflicted
gun shot. The tragedy was witnessed by his wife, who is the postal clerk,
and Mrs. Francis Hilton, who came in just before the shot. Mr. Welborn
had been ill some time and the suicide was attributed to that.”
(Odessa Record: 10-04-1935) “A petition for letters of administration of
the estate of J Leonard Welborn, Almira attorney, was filed in superior
court this week by his widow, Beulah. The heirs are Mrs. Welborn and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Welborn, Everett.” (Odessa Record: 10-11-1935) “Almira
Lawyer Shoots Himself. J.
Leonard Welborn, 45, an attorney at Almira for many years, walked into the
post office vault at Almira while Postmaster H Milner was at lunch on
Monday, grabbed a postal service revolver, and, before the clerk could stop
him, had fired a shot through his chest.
He lived 20 minutes, but said only that he was sorry. He gave no
motive for his act. It is believed he was despondent over illness. Mr.
Welborn was well known in
b. 1899, d.
Nov 14, 1974; S-183,
( b. 1892, d. Feb
07, 1970; age 78; L-23, Lot 4)
“Mary E. Wilken.—Her home, Almira
Zimbelman, Leo: ( b. Feb 17, 1923, d. Jul 24, 1987) 137/4 “Leo ‘Snooks’ Zimbelman, of Almira, born in Odessa Feb 17, 1923 to Gus and Emma Zimbelman, died July 24 at Deaconess Hospital, Spokane. A graduate of Marlin High School, he served a year in the Army Medical Corps, stationed at Fort Jackson, SC. In his early years, Mr. Zimbelman sang for a Moses Lake radio station and played in area dance bands. He played on town baseball teams and coached Little Leagues. He was married to Shirley Mobley in June, 1950, and the couple lived and farmed in the Almira area for 37 years. he drove school buses as well, first in Marlin and then for 14 years in Almira. He was a member of the Almira Community Church and of the Wilbur VFW. Preceded in death by a son, Curtis, Mr. Zimbelman is survived by his wife, Shirley, at the family home; by a son Michael, a daughter-in-law Joan, and a granddaughter Karie Kae and a grandson Cody Curtis, all of Almira; by four brothers: Don Zimbelman of Othello, and Melvin, Herb and Bob Zimbelman, all of Odessa; by four sisters, Rhea Strate and Viola Syring of Spokane, and Ione Zeiler and Florence Schlimmer of Odessa; by numerous nieces and nephews, and by a host of friends. Funeral service was held July 28 at Almira Community Church, the Rev David Zaworski officiating. Concluding services and vault interment followed at the Almira Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge. Casket bearers included Charles Yirak, Charles Madison, David McKay, Minor Wetzel, Philip Kelley and Karl Jones. Honorary bearers were Elten Klein, Allyn Hughes, Alan Cochran, Richard Heathman, Richard Carstensen and Walter Wilkin.” (Odessa Record: 8-06-1987)
( b. 1953, d.
May 27, 1969; S-137/6)
Zimbelman, (16 years).—His home,
( b. Aug 13, 1869, d.
Jun 25, 1975; S-197)
197/6 “Zimmerman.—Private family services for Clarence
A. Zimmerman, 78, of 4510 Snowmountain Road, who died June 21,
will be held at 9 a.m. June 24 in Keith & Keith 9th Avenue
Chapel. Rev Howard F. M. Childers, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
will officiate. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the
Almira Cemetery Obituaries, Almira, Lincoln County, WA,
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