Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Bockemuehl, Joseph        11-15-1973

“Gun Shot is Fatal.  Joseph Conrad Bockemuehl, retired Hartline area farmer, took his life by gunshot in Wilbur last Thursday afternoon. He stopped his car near the Community Presbyterian Church and fired one shot. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office investigated the incident.” (Wilbur Register: 11-15-1973) “Retired Hartline farmer Joseph Conrad Bockemuehl died Nov 8 in Wilbur.  Rosary was held Friday evening from St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hartline and the funeral mass was Saturday morning from the same church with Father William Byron officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Hartline Cemetery and the Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur was in charge of arrangements. Mr Bockemuehl was born at Miles, Washington , on April 19, 1893, the son of Maxmillian and Mary Bockemuehl. He is survived by three brothers: William Bockemuehl, Deer Park , Albert Bockemuehl, Spokane and George Bockemuehl, Cedar Rapids, Iowa , plus numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hartline.” (Wilbur Register: 11-15-1973)


Boyd, Wm Clyde           d. 8-01-2009

“William ‘Bill’ Clyde Boyd. Age 60. Bill was born on Feb 15, 1949 to William Dwight Boyd and Ione (Betty) Tarbert in Spokane,  WA. He passed away in Lincoln County on Aug 1, 2009.  Bill married Susan Henry on June 17, 1968 and they had two children; Lynette ( Kent ) Nuss of Gresham, OR and Lauren Boyd of Portland, OR . Bill had two grandchildren; Derek (16) and Karlee (11) Nuss. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, William and Betty Boyd and survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and three sisters: Sharon Clark of Medical Lake,WA, Dorthy (Alroy) Christensen of Loon Lake, WA, Jo (Bob) Huotari of Four Lakes, WA and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He enjoyed reading, camping, traveling and spending time with his family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:00 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA with Pastor Steve MacLachlan officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: undated 2009, submitted by relative)


Bumpass, Walter T .,  d. 1-03,1932

Walter T. Bumpass, 33, died at a Spokane hospital, Jan 3, 1932, following a heroic fight for life after an operation for appendicitis. Walter was born at Harrington, where his parents were pioneers, and was married to Miss Mollie McKinnon of Harrington, removing to Spokane where for a time he engaged in the life insurance business and later entered the employ of the Spokane Daily Chronicle, in their circulation department. He is survived by his wife, Mollie; one daughter, Dorothy; mother, Mrs. Belle Bumpass of Los Angeles; 6 sisters, Mrs. Lena Grebe, Portland, Mrs. Mabel Hampton and Mrs. Lola Meader of Los Angeles, Mrs. Marie Paris of Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs. Mildred Coldwell of Vancouver, WA; Miss Geraldine Bumpass of Los Angeles; 5 brothers, Claude of Spokane; Cecil of Everett; Loren of Pocatello, ID; Lester and Francis of  Los Angeles. Interment was in Riverside Park, Spokane, WA. ( Submitted) 


Cline, Donald F              d. 8-08-2009

“Donald F Cline, age 90.—Passed away on August 8, 2009 in Spokane, WA. Don was born Oct 25, 1918 in Olds, Alberta, Canada but moved to the US in 1930. Was a 1937 graduate of Davenport High School and served in the US army for four years before his marriage to Ardith Huesman in 1945. Preceded in death by his wife, Ardith, four brothers and four sisters. Don and Ardith farmed in Davenport, WA for 25 years and traveled to Arizona during the winters. After Ardith’s death in 1996, he moved to Puyallup, WA, where he lived until recently moving to Spokane to reside at  Sullivan Park Care Center . Survived by three sons, Jerry Cline of Spokane, Greg Cline of Denver, and Steve Cline of St Louis, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, Davenport, WA. Daryl Stavros will officiate. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: undated 2009, submitted)


French, Amanda L        4-26-2007

“Amanda L French, 89, Vancouver , WA , died April 18. A graveside service is planned in Spokane . Mrs French’s relatives include Nancy and Hal Johnson of Davenport , and a cousin, Esther Reinbold, who died in 2006. Born July 25, 1917, in Telford, she lived in Vancouver for 30 years. Her husband, Don, preceded her in death. She leaves two sons, Roger French (Pat) of Spokane , and Rodney French of Vancouver ; two daughters, Julie Harrison of Mulino , OR , and Jan French of Vancouver; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 4-26-2007)


Grawe, Blanche A              7-10-1936

“Sister-in-law of Mrs M E Wesp Passes in Iowa .  Funeral services for Mrs Blanche A Grawe, widow of J P Grawe, were held Saturday afternoon at the Geo J Kaiser Funeral Home. Rev Lloyd A Gustafson was in charge. Burial was in Harlington Cemetery. Mrs Grawe died Thursday at her home in Waverly after several weeks illness. She was born Dec 17, 1852, in Swanton, Vermont, the daughter of Pomeroy and Avis Waite. At the age of 14 she came with her parents to Bradford, near Nashua, Iowa. She continued to make her home there until her marriage June 3, 1873 to Joseph F Grawe. They established their home at Nashua and resided there until 1890, when they came to Waverly. This has been her home since.  Surviving are three sons and six daughters:  Carl F Grawe, Joseph P Grawe, Harold L Grawe, Waverly; Avis Grawe, Pittsburg, KS; Adelaide Grawe, Waverly; Mrs George Simmons, Savage, MN; Helen Grawe, Sioux City; Mrs J B Trealoar, Mankato, MN; and Marjorie Grawe, Minneapolis. There are also four grandchildren and two great grandsons.—Bremmer County Independent and Waverly Republican, Waverly, Iowa.  Mrs Grawe was the widow of Mrs M E Wesp’s brother, Joe F Grawe, and Mrs Wesp pays her very fine compliments, saying she was a kindhearted, intelligent and beautiful woman. She had been a school teacher and was a member of the Methodist Church, says Mrs Wesp. In girlhood days she and Mrs Wesp were schoolmates in Bradford, Iowa. During the march of Cox’s Army, Mrs Grawe fed many men—Mrs Wesp believes at least 1000—and a man was never refused food.  Mrs Wesp’s soldier and editor brother passed away in 1933 and one son had preceded him in death.” (Citizen: 7-10-1936)


Huck, Margaret            2-20-2001

“Margaret Huck. Colfax, Wash.   Rosary for Margaret S Huck, 92, will be at 10:30 am., today at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Colfax. Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at St Thomas Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.  Miss Huck, who was born in Davenport, WA, died Thursday. She grew up in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, where she graduated from a Catholic high school. IN 1945 she moved to Colfax and began working for the Dept. of Social and Health Services. She retired in 1972. Miss Huck was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church and Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of America’s Court St Patrick No. 1314. She is survived by a brother, George Huck of Coeur d’Alene.” (Spokesman Review: 2-20-2001) 


Johnson, Henry                8-22-1941

“Henry Johnson died at Vancouver.  Mr and Mrs Fran Lynch and Mr and Mrs Ules Birge, Dora Jean and Bobby Dean Birge, drove to Vancouver, WA, to attend the funeral services Saturday for Henry Johnson, half-brother of Mr Lynch and uncle of Mrs Birge.  Although Mr Johnson has been ailing for some time, his health was considered fair, and Sunday he spent the day at an attraction park enjoying himself. Thursday, while walking to his home, he stopped to comment on a piece of carpenter work being done in the neighborhood, and collapsed with a heart attack.  Mr Johnson was born May 27, 1866 at Camp Douglas, Utah. He came to Harrington in 1890, two years after his mother and her family came. For fourteen years Mr Johnson, in partnership with Fran Lynch, conducted the Harrington Confectionary store, selling out in 1916. During the time they conducted the store, their mother and step-father, Mr and Mrs Brenchley, operated a rooming house above the store. Mr Brenchley passed away about 1914, and Mrs Brenchley about 1924. Mr Johnson continued to reside at Harrington after 1916 until about three years ago when he went to Vancouver to make his home with his sister, Mrs C A DeSpain (Nellie).  Mr Johnson was a member of the Harrington IOOF lodge No. 160, being a member of the first class of initiates forty-two years ago. He was a past noble grand. He was also a member of the Harrington K of P No. 122 lodge. Surviving Mr Johnson are his sister, Mrs DeSpain, and brother, Mr Lynch. One half-sister, Lillian (Mrs George Kitt) and one sister and one brother, Mrs Will earl and Hugh Johnson preceded him in death.  Mrs Nellie Kitt Muzzy of Seattle, sister of Mrs Birge, was also present at the funeral services Saturday, at Vancouver.” (Citizen: 8-22-1941)


Luper, Minnie                   4-20-1928

“Mrs Barry Luper died at her home RFD No. 8, out of Spokane, April 14th at the age of 52 years. She resided at Harrington for many years and is survived by her husband, Barry Luper one sister, Mrs Flossie Beck, of Harrington, one brother, Jasper Moore of Moran Prairie, a step-father, Robert Moore of Harrington, and a sister-in-law, Mrs Jasper Moore.  The funeral was held in Spokane Monday of this week, and Mr Moore and his daughter and son-in-law, Flossie and Paul Beck attended. Minnie Luper was born I Ontario, Canada and moved to Davenport , WA, when just a small girl. She was united in marriage with Barry Luper 31 years ago in March. She departed this life after an illness of short duration with cancer, on Saturday night at 7 o’clock at her home in Opportunity , being 52 years, 3 months old.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev VanWinkle at Smith & Co’s mortuary and her remains were laid to rest in Greenwood, it being the request of Mrs Luper before death.” (Citizen: 4-20-1928)


Miller, Mrs Curtis        2-09-1912

“Mrs Curtis Miller, who committed suicide at Nez Perce, Idaho, Feb 3, by shooting herself, resided near Harrington some eleven years ago.” (Citizen: 2-09-1912) {Edit: The census for 1910 at Nez Perce, Idaho shows Curtis J Miller, 37; Pauline E Miller, 36; Mary G Miller, 16 and John G Miller, 12.}


Mudd, Ernest Lester         1-15-2004

“Harrington.—Memorial for Ernest Lester Mudd, 90, a Harrington native, is scheduled at 1 p.m. today, Jan 15, at Precht Rose Chapel in Chelan, WA. A gamily gathering will take place afterwards at the home of his daughter, Dorene Parker, in East Wenatchee .  Mr Mudd died Jan 8 in his Chelan home. Born Feb 24, 1913 in Harrington, he was the second of seven children of Ernest O and Annie Mudd. His family moved to a farm near Adrian , MO , where he spent most of his childhood years before returning to Harrington, where he completed his education.  He met his wife, Anna May Barnard, in Missouri after he returned there to live. They were married Nov 2, 1938 in Harrington. They made their first home in Bluestem, where he worked on a wheat farm for the next few years. He moved to Bremerton , where he trained as a welder and worked for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard until the end of WW II. The family returned to a farm near Adrian , MO , but he missed the hunting and fishing in Washington , so they moved to Port Orchard. He worked again at the shipyard until his 1972 retirement, which brought a move to Chelan, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was known for wonderful sweet corn and custom made knives and attended the Little Stone Church in Chelan. His wife died Feb 28, 1982. He also was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister. Besides his daughter, he leaves a son, Jerry Mudd, of Yuma, AZ; two sisters, Frieda Gier of Butler, MO, and Nancy Hollenbeck of Fort Scott, KS; four grandchildren, Gary Parker of Lake Elsinore, CA, Larry Mudd of Tacoma, Ron Mudd of Chelan and Trish McKee of Wenatchee; and several great grandchildren.”  (Davenport Times: 1-15-2004)


Rude, Carl Douglas     4-26-2007

“Davenport.—Memorial service for Carl Douglas Rude, 90, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Christ Lutheran Church in Egypt with Pastors Duane Anderson and Phil Falk officiating. Private burial will take place at home on ‘the Hill’ overlooking Lake Pend Oreille at Hope , Idaho , in July. Mr Rude died April 20 in Davenport . Born June 28, 1916, in Hatsfield , Saskatchewan , Canada , to Carl Oscar and Alison Ballentyne Goalen Rude, he graduated from St Louis Park High School in St Louis Park , MN . He married Mildred Leaverton of Richey , MT , Sept 8, 1938. He was a golfer, gardener, woodcarver, boat builder, fly fisherman, master carpenter and furniture maker. He was known to fix all things broken unless it was plumbing. He served in WW II, was a lifetime VFW and Elks Lodge member in Sandpoint , Idaho , and sang in an award winning barbershop quartet in Sandpoint and a mixed quartet in Hope. Besides his wife of 68 ½  years, Mildred of Davenport, he leaves a daughter, Bonnie (and Gene) Smith of Fort Spokane; two grandchildren, Jodie Smith of Federal Way and Mike (Rebecca) Smith of Nine Mile Falls; five great grandchildren, Brandi, Brittany and Alexis of Federal Way, and Morgan and Andrew of Nine Mile Falls; a sister, Pauline Armiger of Minneapolis, MN; brother Russ Rude of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Win Leaverton of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; three nieces, three nephews, 11 great nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times: 4-26-2007)


Schmauder, Eleanor Belle    2007

“Davenport.—Funeral for Eleanor Belle Schmauder, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Davenport United Methodist Church . Mrs Schmauder died Wednesday, April 25, at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport . She was born Feb 1, 1922, in Anaconda, MT, the daughter of Andrew and Irene (Roberts) Tiefenthaler. After graduation from Anaconda High School in May 1939, she attended Montana State Normal College in Dillon, where she earned a diploma to teach for six years. Her first teaching job was in the fall of 1942, in Wisdom, MT, where she taught in a one-room class where fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades were combined. Beginning in the fall of 1943, she taught sixth grade in Deer Lodge, MT, for the next two years. During the summer of 1945, she attended Cheney Normal College to take the necessary classes that allowed her to teach in Washington .  That fall she taught sixth grade in Odessa , where she met her future husband, Rudy Schmauder. They were married Aug 16, 1946, in Wenatchee , where they lived for a year before moving to Davenport . At that time, she, like other women, was required by her teaching contract to resign upon marrying. In the spring of 1950, the couple built a new home at 1009 Marshall Street in Davenport , where they raised their four sons. Mrs Schmauder worked at home while her husband worked at the Washington State Highway Dept as a truck driver. She was a member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed her yard, home, rocking chair and stereo. She always appreciated the arts and painting and is remembered by family as a wonderful mom and wife. She made friends easily and saw the brighter side of life.  Her husband entered the Lincoln Nursing Home on April 1, 2002, followed by Mrs Schmauder in Feb 2003. He died June 14, 2006. She leaves four sons, Allen (and Grace) of Olympia, Glenn (and Carol) of Spokane, Gary of Kelso and Don (and Julie) of Wilson Creek; four grandchildren, Jeff Schmauder, Katie Keen, Desiree and Toby Schmauder; two sisters, Mary (and Jim) Flesher of Clancy, MT, and Alice (and Vernon) Harper of Ogden, Utah; two brothers, Bill (and Betty) Tiefenthaler of Redlands, CA and Tom (and Ruby) Tiefenthaler of Boulder, MT; and many nieces and nephews, including Shirley (Schmauder) Gunning of Davenport. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is handling arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 4-26-2007)


Smith, Elizabeth Tucker   2-09-1940

Mrs A J Smith Passes Away Thursday Morning. Mrs Elizabeth Smith who lived in the Harrington district various times during the past fifty years, passed away early Thursday morning near Fullerton, California, where she was bed-ridden the past two years.  Born in England, July 14, 1849, she was brought with her parents to the United States when she was four years old. The ocean crossing was made in a sail boat.  The family resided in Michigan for a number of years, and there Miss Tucker became the bride of A J Smith.  Their two daughters were born there, and fifty two years ago the Smiths came to Washington, arriving in Sprague from where they came in a lumber wagon to Lords Valley, east of town.  The family lived at Govan in early days where the late Mr Smith operated a hardware store. Besides farming near Harrington they also lived at Clarkston, Washington where they owned a fruit acreage in the orchards.  Mr Smith passed away fifteen years ago, and since that time Mrs Smith made her home most of the time with her daughters.  Five years ago, Mrs Smith left for Fullerton, California, where she resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Wm Thomson. She has been ill the last three or more years, failing rapidly the past year. During her residence at Harrington, most of which was at the home of her daughter, Mrs Bliss, formerly Mrs E C Scott, she made many friends. She was a lover of flowers and no matter how small were her living quarters, nor what inconvenience a garden caused her, she was known always to have her flower friends in profusion. She was a church member and very active in the service in her younger days.  Funeral services will be held at the Cypress Funeral Home in San Diego, at 4 o’clock pm., Saturday, Feb 10. Cremation will follow, and her ashes will be laid to rest in the Lewiston Cemetery, besides her husband.  Mrs Smith is survived by two daughters, Mrs Mary Thomson of Fullerton, CA, and Mrs Lettie Bliss of Wenatchee; five grandchildren, including the Scott boys, C A at Harrington, WA and David, in Seattle; Mrs Elizabeth Marks, Trail, BC, and Donald Thomson, a mortician at San Diego; also three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Mrs Smith’s many friends are grieved that her last years were filled with so much suffering, but through it all she kept her better days happy and cheery; she enjoyed her contacts with friends when they visited her in person, or by means of letters and cards; she thrilled with childlike glee when near ones brought Christmas, birthday, and other holiday joys to her bedside; and she lived with sincerest faith in a blessed hereafter.” (Citizen: 2-09-1940)




Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November 2009

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach.

Added to April 2010.

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