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Ableman, infant, d. May 30, 1916

A baby boy was born to Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Ableman Wednesday. The little one only lived a few hours and was laid to rest in the Edwall Cemetery Thursday afternoon. (Citizen) (edit: Edwall Catholic Cemetery.)  


Abraham, Leo,   Feb 18, 1943 Feb 18, 1943 Feb 18, 1943

Leo Abraham, 82 year old Indian, died Feb 11 at his home near Fruitland. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Fruitland, Feb 13. Father Taelman officiated. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by one son, Charles, who is with the US Army. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Bumgarner Funeral Home. (Dav Times-Trib)  


Adams, Thomas Sept 21, 1967 Sept 21, 1967 Sept 21, 1967

Thomas H. (Tom) Adams, 84, died Sept 4 in a Spokane hospital. He was a resident of the Harrington community for a long time. He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Lehman, of Spokane, two grandchildren, Lonna Lehman, of Spokane, and Merna Cottman, of Fresno, CA, two great grandchildren in Fresno and a sister, Mamie Burrill, of Spokane. (Dav. Times)


Adams, Walter Dec 9, 1965 Dec 9, 1965 Dec 9, 1965

Mrs. Dorothy Lehman of Spokane sends word of the death of her uncle, Walter Lee Adams (Shorty) on Nov 20, in a nursing home in Spokane. His home was in Red Bluffs, CA, but he had been with his brother about a year.  Survivors are his brother, Thomas Henry Adams; sister, Mrs. Mamie Burrill, both Spokane; several nieces and nephews. (Dav. Times)


Adolph, Henry Feb 2, 1939 Feb 2, 1939 Feb 2, 1939

The first fatality resulting from a Lincoln County automobile accident this year occurred in the hospital at ___son City, Monday when Henry Adolph, age 23, badly injured in a five car collision three miles west of Creston Saturday evening, passed away. The other persons were injured in the spectacular pile-up, most of them seriously. Adolph and five other Indians who had been attending federal court in Spokane were enroute home to Nespelem about 5 pm, Saturday, and were about to pass a car driven by ____ A Priest, Grand Coulee, also heading west, when another auto driven by ___ Frick, Spokane, suddenly loomed out in the dense fog, heading east. The Adolph car and the Frick machine smashed together head-on, and, as they swerved about the highway, knocked Priestís machine from the road. All the cars were damaged badly.... (very long item, lots of names of passengers) (Dav. Times-Trib.)


Agnew, Elmer Jacob,  Jan 23, 1964

Through Mrs. T. S. Ball in Olympia, we learn of the death on Jan 8, 1964 of Elmer Jacob Agnew, at Olympia. Mrs. Agnew is the former Bessie Wiegle. Her husband was Ralph Wigle, who operated the Lumber Co here for several years. He died some 30 years ago, following a 10-month illness. Mr. Agnew, 73, was a resident of the Olympia area the past 19 years. He and Bessie Wigle were married in 1948. Surviving him besides his wife, is a son, John L. Agnew, with the US Navy, stationed at Whidbey Island; daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Wells, Farmersville, IL; Miss Helen L Agnew, Arlington, VA; Mrs. Ruth McGrath, Washington DC; and Mrs. Betty Jean Lamma, Jacksonville, IL.  Funeral services were held Jan 8, at Selene & Eros Mortuary, Olympia. Dr Henry S. Rahn officiated. Private cremation at Tacoma, followed the service. (Citizen)


Allen, James, July 7, 1927

James Allen, age 75, a resident of Lincoln for many years, died Saturday at Miles from injuries received in a runaway accident two weeks before. The body was brought to Davenport and was shipped from here Monday to Lanroille, Illinois, for burial. M. H. Allen of Fruitland, a brother of the deceased, accompanied the body to Illinois. (Dav Times Tribune)  


Allison, Robert, July 31, 1930 July 31, 1930 July 31, 1930

Robert Allison, 69, of Sprague, was committed to the Eastern State Hospital for the insane at Medical Lake by order of the superior court July 24. (Citizen)


Alsup, Trevis T., Jun 27, 1996

"A 23-year-old Spokane man was the areaís first drowning victim of the summer season. The body of Trevis T Alsup was found 20 feet from shore after he either fell or jumped from his boat Saturday evening. According to the Lincoln County Sheriffís Dept, Alsup went under before a nearby fisherman, who heard the splash, could get to him. Assisted by the Spokane County Water Rescue Team, Alsupís body was recovered in less than 12 feet of water. He was not wearing a personal floatation device. Two weeks earlier in Banks Lake, a Wilbur teenager nearly drown in cold water near Steamboat Rock. 15-year old Seth Wagner was pulled from the lake by passing fishermen and resuscitated by an area ambulance crew. Taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, he has since improved from critical condition. One possible common thread in both of these incidents is cold water. Due to an unusually cold spring and larger than normal runoffs from mountains to the north, lake temperatures in the area are colder than usual..." (Dav. Times: 6-27-1996)


Anderson, E. E., Oct 31, 1918

Deaths throughout the county were numerous last week as reported by exchanges. Sprague suffered four, three from effects of influenza. Mrs. Mary Virgie Anderson, wife of E. E. Anderson, died Jan 9, leaving her husband and one child three years old. The husband died last Saturday from flu results. (DT &T)   


Anderson, Elsie, June 26, 1924

Elsie Anderson, age 31, a sister of Mrs. C. E. Goody of Davenport, died in Spokane Monday night of blood poisoning resulting from injuries received May 19 in an automobile accident near Davenport. (excerpt of Dav Times Tribune)


Anderson, Ethel Jan 11,1973

"Ethel M. Anderson, 83, Seattle, died Jan 1 in a nursing home following an extended illness. Born Oct 10, 1889 in Cherryville, Ohio, she moved to Davenport in 1890. She graduated from Davenport High School and attended Whitman College for two years. In 1915 she married Robert E. Anderson. In 1924 they moved to Spokane, where they resided until 1928. In 1929 her husband Robert died and the family came to Bellingham, where Mrs. Anderson was employed as a housemother for Western Washington State College. In 1961 she came to Seattle where she worked one year at the University of Washington before her retirement. Mrs. Anderson was a member of OES (Davenport Chapter No 131); Daughters of the King, St Paul Episcopal Church, Bellingham; Womenís City Club of Seattle; and Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle. Survivors include two daughters, one sister, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren." (Dav. Times: 1-11-1973)


Anderson, Henry G., Dec 26, 1930

Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Turner and Mr. & Mrs. Glen A. Biggart attended the funeral at Spokane of Henry G. Anderson, who was ruthlessly murdered there by an assassin who so far had made good his escape. Mr. Turner is a double cousin of Henry G. Anderson and Mrs. Biggart is an old friend of Mrs. Anderson. Henry Andersonís father, J. Waverly Anderson, was a former auditor of Lincoln county and was for many years prominent in county politics. The Citizen editor and his wife were well acquainted with him as a young man at Sprague, and we never knew of a person who didnít like Henry. His brother, Robert, was a resident of Harrington for a long time and was employed by the First National Bank. Mr. Andersonís widow has the sympathy of many friends in this country, all of whom feel greatly incensed that gangsters and racketeers are becoming stronger than the law and no manís life is safe from the wantonness of certain element on the rising generation who have no regard for God, man or law. (Citizen)


Anderson, James W., Jan 10, 1924

James W. Anderson, early pioneer and county official of Lincoln county, died in Spokane yesterday. (Reardan Gazette)


Anderson, Nora, Mar 6, 1924 Mar 6, 1924 Mar 6, 1924

Miss Nora Anderson, a former Davenport resident, died last week at the deaconess Hospital in Spokane, where she was serving as a student nurse. (Reardan Gazette)


 Andrews, J. C., Oct 1, 1914

The inventory in the estate of J. C. Andrews was filed this week, showing personal property to the amount of $8400, the majority of which is stock in the Davenport National Bank.  (LCT)


Anstis, Maude Anderson, Dec 07, 1972

"Maude Anderson Anstis, a native of Harrington, died last week in Spokane. Mrs. Anstis, 70, was the daughter of the Ed Andersons, early settlers of the Harrington area. She attended school there before moving to Spokane, where she had lived the last 40 years. A member of Mission Avenue Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Anstis is survived by her husband, E W; four daughters; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Her sisters, Pearl McNeal, Spokane, and Helen Mudd, Moses Lake, and her brothers, John E Anderson, Wilbur, and Charles Anderson, Coeur díAlene, also survive her." (Dav. Times: 12-07-1972)


Apperson, Jay Leo, Jan 18,1973

"Mrs. Tom Martin, Mrs. Glenn McQuiston and Mr. and Mrs. Virgel Simons attended the funeral services of Jay Leo Apperson of Malaga in Wenatchee Jan 5. Apperson, 81, was a 43-year resident of the Wenatchee area; he was a cousin of Mrs. Martin, Mrs. McQuiston and Simons, and a brother of the late Violet Shrieve. He is survived by his wife, Grace. Before retirement he was employed during wheat harvests in the Creston area during his slow orchard period. While in Wenatchee Mrs. Martin and Mrs. McQuiston called on the formerís sister-in-law, Mrs. Loye Simons. Mr. and Mrs. Virgel Simons and Mrs. Martin were luncheon guests before the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Carman of Entiat, and Mrs. McQuiston was a guest of her aunt, Mrs. Clifford Litke in East Wenatchee." (Dav. Times: 1-18-1973)Wenatchee funeral, Creston relatives.


Apperson, Mrs. J. B., d. 1907

"Mrs. Apperson, wife of J. B. Apperson, who formerly lived near Hesseltine in this county but at present resides at Rice, Stevens county, died of consumption at that place Friday night January 11.  The funeral occurred the following Sunday.  Deceased leaves her husband, four children, mother and one sister.  Mr. Apperson is a brother of Mrs. G. H. Simons who died about four years ago, and George, his daughter, Mrs. Carman, and two sons, drove to Rice Saturday and attended the funeral, returning Tuesday. (Creston News, Jan 18, 1907) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


Archer, Melvin Leroy, June 29, 1939

Is Killed in Yakima.  Melvin Leroy Archer, age 28, one of the most out-standing athletes ever to attend Wilbur high school, was crushed to death Monday when a 30,000 ton bull-dozer he was operating on..... (cut off) (DT &T)


Aris, Mrs. Phoebe, May 15, 1914

The funeral of Mrs. Phoebe Aris, aged 76, who died Thursday at W 312 Nora Ave, Spokane, was held yesterday at Meyers Falls. Mrs. Aris came to Spokane 22 years ago from Kenyonville, NY. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. B. Aris; 4 grandchildren: Mrs. Lydia Haystead, T. C. Aris and Mrs. C. A. Edwall of Spokane, and Charles W. Aris of Grand Forks, BC.  


Arnst, one of twins, Oct 25, 1918-

(notes) One of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Arnstís twin boys died of influenza at Lind, Monday, and the other is quite sick with the flu. The parents brought the dead child to Odessa Tuesday and remains were interred in Odessa Cemetery. (Odessa Record)  

-Arthur, Mrs. James , Apr 27, 1945

Mrs. Roy Talkington left Sunday from Sprague where Roy took her to board the train, for Los Angeles, called there by the death of her mother, Mrs. James Arthur.  She expected to reach her destination Wed. morning. Mrs. Arthur visited at the Talkington home several years ago. (Citizen)


Arthur, S. T. , July 14, 1911

S. T. Arthur , husband of Nettie Marsh formerly of Sprague, who was scalded in a wreck on the Oregon Trunk railway near The Dalles on Monday, died on Tuesday. Mr. Arthur was a hotel man having been proprietor of the Railroad House, Arlington, Grand, Spokane and the Arthur in Spokane besides several others in California and at the time of his death he was running the Buena Vista apartments in Seattle. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter besides five sisters and three brothers. The body was taken to Seattle for burial. (Sprague Advocate)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November, 2005

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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