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Van Nattter,  J. B., Sept 1908, "J. B. Van Natter, 59, died Saturday at Sacred Heart hospital. Funeral services were held in Spokane. His widow and a step son survive."


Vogel, Anna, July 3, 1913

Mrs. Anna Vogel, wife of Herman Vogel, and second daughter of Mr. & Mrs. O. W. Axtell, was born Feb 4, 1882 and died June 19, 1913. After their marriage on Aug 11, 1906, they made their home in Lincoln County, WA. During last Oct she suffered from an attack of pneumonia, from which she never fully recovered. In Dec she and her husband returned to their childhood home in WI for a visit…she returned to her parents’ home near Stephensville, WI, where the end came peacefully… (Dav Tribune)  


Vonschriltz, Mrs. Emma, Aug 25, 1911

Mrs. Emma Vonschriltz, aged 33 years, died at her home near the Spokane River, from tuberculosis on August 16. (Citizen) Mrs. Emma Vonschriltz, wife of A. M. Vonschriltz, a well known fruit grower on the Spokane River, died last Wednesday of tuberculosis. Mrs. Vonschriltz, formerly Miss Davis, was born in Gallia Co, Ohio in 1858 and was married to Mr. Vonschriltz at the age of 20. They came to Washington and have lived in their beautiful river home for the last ten years. She had been sick for several months altho confined to her bed but a short time. Her passing away came as an unexpected blow to her family and friends. She leaves a husband, six sons and daughters and other relatives, some of whom live in this section. Funeral services attended by neighbors and friends were held on Friday afternoon under the trees surrounding the home. Services were conducted by Rev E. C. Scott of the Baptist Church of this place. Interment was made at the Detillion Cemetery situated at a point overlooking the picturesque river valley. She was a member of the Baptist Church and all spoke of her’s as a consistent and loving Christian life. (Dav Tribune)   




Walsh, Peter, Jun 23, 1927

Peter Walsh, age 75, a pioneer resident of the Reardan country, died June 12 following an attack of pneumonia. He came to Reardan in 1881. (Dav.Times-Tribune)  


Walter, infant of J., Mar 28, 1919

(notes) Infant son of John Walter died south of Odessa yesterday morning of pneumonia, at two months of age. Funeral at Congregation Church southwest of Odessa with burial in the church cemetery. (Odessa Record)  


Warren, Rev W. L., Jan 6, 1911

At 7:25 Wed morn, while the Burlington train was taking siding at the north end of the yards at Cheney, the Northern Pacific’s North Coast Limited running close behind it, at 40 to 42 miles an hour crashed into the rear of it, killing 5 people and injuring eleven. Rev W. L .Warren of Davenport is among these killed by the terrific impact which split a sleeper in two in the center throwing it in halves on either side of the tracks. The dead are: Rev W. L. Warren of Davenport, Walter J. Sta__ of Seattle, O. E. Brown of Baker City, OR, W Mason, a porter and H. Oliver, a porter. (Citizen)  


Warwick, Gladys (Hap), Aug 24, 1972

"Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys (Hap) Warwick will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Davenport Presbyterian Church with the Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. A lifelong resident of this area, Mrs. Warwick passed away Sunday at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. She was born in Davenport on Dec 11, 1911 to James and Johannah Hansen. A 1929 graduate of Davenport High School she also attended WSU. She married Eldon Warwick June 30, 1936 at Davenport. The couple farmed near Bluestem until his death on Oct 7, 1969. She then moved to Davenport and was employed at the Old National Bank here. Mrs. Warwick was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian church, past worthy matron of OES Chapter 131, member of Daughter of the Nile, El Karnack Temple No 6, Lincoln County Nile Club and of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Survivors included three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Nancy) Reinbold; Mrs. Ray (Mary) Coleman, and Mrs. Jane Halliday and 6 grandchildren, all of Davenport; and two sisters, Mrs. John C. Raymer, Spokane, and Mrs. Echo Miller, Wilbur, and her late husband’s mother, Mrs. H. B. Simpson, Davenport; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gary Guhlke will be vocalist at the funeral service accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Jeanne Green. Casket bearers are Gerald Janett, Paul Clark, Orrie Morse, Floyd Morris, Don Spinning and Oswald Heid. Entombment will be at Riverside Mausoleum in Spokane with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Dav. Times: 8-24-1972)


Warwick, Nancy; w/o Clyde.  See Simpson.

Watson, Mrs. Mary, Nov 17, 1939

(notes) Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Watson were held Sunday at Smith & Co funeral home in Spokane. Mrs. Watson was 85 years, had made her home in Edwall with her daughter, Mrs. C. K. Hartson. She died in a Spokane hospital. 


Weed, C. E., Aug 8, 1913

Mrs. Lillie D. Weed has filed a petition in the county clerk’s office asking for a widow’s pension. Her petition sets forth that her husband C. E. Weed died at Chamokane last year and that she has two children dependent upon her for support. (LCT)

Weisgerber, Jack, July 18, 1912

Jack, the little son of Mr. & Mrs. John Weisgerber of Harrington, died at Clarkston, WA, Monday where it had been taken by its mother. The child had been ill for several months with articular rheumatism. (Dav.Times-Tribune)  


Weller, Henry, Feb 19, 1909

Henry Weller of Crescent, aged 66 years, twenty of which had been spent in Lincoln County, died the 2nd inst. (Citizen)


Wesp, Sidney, July 16, 1911

Following a report received from the chemist of the State College at Pullman on an analysis made of the contents from the stomach of Sidney Wesp, who died suddenly at his home near Harrington, June 19, Coroner O. L. Adams summoned a jury Wednesday, the findings of which were to the effect that death resulted from strychnine administered by the deceased while in a demented condition with the probable intention of self-destruction. The jury was composed of J. B. Phillips, F. W. Anderson, J. T. Moore, J. F. Hill, A. J .Huck and C. E. Ivy. The deceased had been serving on the jury at this place until the day preceding his death when he was excused and allowed to return home on his complaint of not feeling well. (Dav. Tribune)


Wetherbee, Carl H,, Jul 01, 1999

"Carl H Wetherbee of Sprague passed away June 20th in Spokane. He was 75. Mr. Wetherbee is survived by his wife, Betty, at the home; sons, Gordon Harris and Dennis Harris of Auburn; daughters: Sheila Blankenship of Spanaway, Linda Lyons of Auburn and Cindy Martin of Bellevue; brother Lloyd Wetherbee of Florence, AZ; sister Vera Marsh of Tacoma; nephew Allan Wetherbee of Susanville, CA; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Wetherbee loved fishing and traveling in his motor home. Memorial service was held June 25 at Cheney Funeral Chapel." (Dav. Times: 7-01-1999)


White, infant, Oct 8, 1909

The little babe, four months old, of Mr. and Mrs. White, died Sunday. It was buried Tuesday in the Catholic Cemetery at Harrington, Rev Father MacAleer conducting the ceremony. (Citizen)  


Wilkerson, Mrs. M. F., July 28, 1911

Mrs. M. F. Wilkerson, aged 29 years, died of dropsy at her home in Davenport, July 17, 1911. (Citizen)  


Williams, Charles B., Oct 8, 1909

J. E. Williams received a telegram yesterday morning announcing the death of his brother, Charles B., at Polo, MO.  As we go to press the brothers, J. E. and J. Edgar, have not decided which will accompany their mother on the sad journey. (Citizen)  


Williams, Elizabeth, Aug 14, 1908

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, widow of John Williams, occurred at the Welsh Presbyterian Church, between Hartline and Almira, Wednesday, August 5. (Citizen)  


Williams, Rosamond D., May 11, 1916  


Williams, Roy Lester,   Aug 17, 1939

Funeral services were held today for Roy Lester Williams, 50, Sprague, who died at a Tacoma hospital following an illness of two years. His mother, Mrs. Thomas C. Williams, was buried at Sprague Sunday following her death in Spokane Aug 11.  He leaves his father, Thomas C. Williams, confined to a Spokane hospital, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Lawrence of Banta, CA. (Odessa Record)


Woodin, Mary L., Dec 12, 1935

“Mrs Mary L. Woodin, native of Wisconsin, and a Davenport resident for 42 years, passed away at her home Thanksgiving day. Funeral services were held there Saturday. Her husband died 25 years ago.” (Citizen)



Zier, George, July 28, 1911

Geo Zier, a pioneer of the Odessa country, died July 20th, from cancer of the stomach. He was a native of Russia, coming to America in 1887 and locating near Odessa in 1894. He leaves an estate valued at $75,000 to his widow and eight children. (Citizen)  


Zumbach, Henry, Apr 21, 1916

I am in receipt of a telegram of the death of one Henry Zombuch, at Ft Steilacoom, WA. He was committed to the asylum Jan 4, 1884 when Sprague was the county seat and Smallwood was the county judge and court of the county. Zombuch was the first one in the county. He settled on a homestead on Lord’s Creek in 1879. He was quite a noted personage, being the first case of insanity and old timers will be interested. Put a small note in your paper, telling of his passing away. L. V. Allen, Guardian. (Citizen)



Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted November, 2005

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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