Submitted by Marge Womach


Baker, Floyd                    9-16-1938

“Floyd Baker, 23, son of Mr and Mrs Jess Baker of Wenatchee , was instantly killed in an accident when the hoist ratchet of a dump truck slipped and caught him between the frame and the truck box. His parents, twin brother Lloyd, brother Lowell and sister Florence (Mrs G R Kingma) survive him. The twins were born at Harrington.”  (Citizen Reprint: 9-16-1938)


Brown, Charles Horace   3-12-1937

“Charles Horace Brown, 64, proprietor of the Harrington Auto Tourist camp and cabins, died in a Spokane hospital March 4 following surgery. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Bonnie McKenzie of Spokane , and son, Paul Brown of Coulee City .” (Citizen Reprint: 3-12-1937) 


Canfield, Annie L         7-26-1929

“The final account and report of Carl Canfield of Davenport , executor of the estate of Annie L Canfield, deceased, was allowed and the estate order distributed, according to the terms of the will.” (Citizen: 7-26-1929)


Darrah, Helen Stoner     1-16-1931

“Mrs Helen Stoner Darrah, 26, Gifford, died Wednesday of this week, after an illness of six weeks. She is survived by her widower, Clark Darrah; her parents, Mr and Mrs Carl I Stoner and one sister, Mrs C E Cormana of Harrington. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Gifford Methodist church. Mrs Cormana left early Wednesday morning for Gifford.  Mrs Darrah, a former Harrington High School girl, has many friends here who have grieved over her illness and extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones.” (Citizen: 1-16-1931) 


Dotson, John I         7-26-1929

“E G Ehrens, C A Zeimantz and Frank E Rowland of Reardan have appraised the property of the estate of John I Dotson, deceased at $5,950.00.” (Citizen: 7-26-1929)


Faldborg, Charles P        7-26-1929

“J McPherson of Wilbur has petitioned the court to admit to probate the will of Charles P Faldborg, deceased, and appoint him executor.” (Citizen: 7-26-1929)


Harmon, Isaac            11-25-1938

Isaac Harmon, father of Miss Phyllis Harmon, and Kenne Harmon, died in a Spokane hospital Nov 17. Funeral services were held Saturday form the Jerue Funeral home of Cheney, with the Rev Orville Dennis officiating. Interment was in the Cheney cemetery. Mr Harmon is survived by his widow five daughters, four sons, two brothers. The Citizen extends sympathies to Miss Harmon and Kenne Harmon, who was a Harrington resident for several years at one time.” (Citizen: 11-25-1938)


Hastings, Charles J        3-04-1938

“Charles J Hastings died Tuesday at his home in Walla Walla . A nephew of Lew A Dunning, Hastings was employed by Dunning and Erich Harvester Co in its heyday. Surviving Mr Hastings are his wife and seven children, also his mother.” (Citizen reprint: 3-04-1938)


Hatcher, Effie                10-01-1948

“Mrs Elmer Hatcher, long a resident of Harrington, passed away very suddenly with a heart attack, in her home at Portland , last week Tuesday, Sept 21. Effie Thompson was born near Albany , Oregon , Dec 17, 1877, the daughter of an early Oregon pioneer, William H Thompson who crossed the plains in 1869.  He brought with him his wife, and son, the late W Sherman Thompson, also a long resident of Harrington.  They were in the first party of pioneers to cross the Cascades over the South Santiam Pass. The family settled near Albany in the Willamette Valley , clearing off the virgin timber for their extensive farm-site.  About 1889 Thompsons and their daughter Effie moved to Harrington where Mr Thompson Sr and son, W S Thompson bought a large wheat ranch west of Harrington, and later the hardware store known thereafter as Thompson & Son. In 1900 Effie Thompson married Elmer J Hatcher who preceded her in death by only a few months. They made their home in Harrington for about 20 years before they moved to Twisp in the Methow valley. In 1928 they returned to Oregon and resided in Portland with their son, Lloyd D Hatcher. Surviving Mrs Hatcher, besides her son, are three grandchildren, Vance, Duane and Barry Hatcher. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept 24 from The Little Chapel of the Chimes in Portland , and burial was in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery .” (Citizen: 10-01-1948)


Hatcher, Elmer 1-31-1947 

“Funeral services for Elmer Hatcher, who died last week Thursday at Portland, were held in that city Monday of this week. He was born in the Willamette Valley where he married Effie Thompson and moved, with other members of his wife’s family, to Harrington in about 1902. They purchased a ranch twelve miles west of Harrington and resided there until 1906, when they purchased the hardware store and moved into town. Their son, Lloyd, was active in high school sports. In 1918 the family moved to Twisp, Washington and in 1930 to Portland. At the time of his death, Mr Hatcher was working for Meier and Frank. The funeral services were conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Mr Hatcher was a member of Laurel Lodge No. 119 at Harrington. Surviving him besides his wife and son, are three grandchildren, Vance, Duane and Barry Hatcher.” (Citizen: 1-31-1947)-- 


Hayman, Joe                  10-05-1951

“Shorty Hayman Passes in Idaho of Heart Attack.  Joe (Shorty) Hayman, former Harringtonian, died at his home near Coeur d’Alene , Idaho , Aug 19, of a heart attack. He was 74 years old.  Mr Hayman came to the Inland Empire in 1895. He married Valentine Eichenauer on March 1, 1908 at Harrington, and they resided here until 1925 when they moved to Coeur d’Alene . His wife, son Lawrence at Coeur d’Alene , and daughter, Mrs Florence Dallas of Spokane, survive him, as do four grandchildren: Gary, Shirley and David Hayman and Charlotte Dallas. Funeral services were held at St Thomas Catholic church August 23, and burial was in the Coeur d’Alene cemetery.” (Citizen: 10-05-1951)


Lang, Eugene           7-26-1935

“A sudden burst of wind accompanied by dust came in from the northwest Tuesday afternoon. A slight shower of rain fell, and thunder storms staged performances all around us. Temperatures that were fat-frying were lowered decidedly and Wednesday was semi-cloudy much of the forenoon. Newspaper reports of lightning striking appeared in the dailies Wednesday morning. Eugene Lang, 19, Cottonwood, Idaho, lost his life when he took hold of a barbed wire fence just as a bolt of lightning struck the Northern Pacific tracks near town and followed an oil line to the Grange Supply quarters setting fire to the gas pump pit, blowing off the door and shooting flames 10 feet height. Chester Smith, an attendant, was knocked down and Frank Guerney, auto freight employee, Spokane , standing near said he felt something strike him in the back and crush him down. The fire department extinguished the blaze. Unusually large hail stones fell near Tyler . Hit-and-miss thunderstorms , wind to a velocity of 60 and 70 miles per hour, and dust storms in places, filled weather reports Wednesday.” (Citizen: 7-26-1935) (Interesting about storm, little about his death, but I thought to put the whole item in, and if anyone is interested they can chase it down.)


Lauritzen, William S     5-11-1928

“The will of William S Lauritzen, deceased, was admitted to probate and Victor A and Carl P Lauritzen of Wilber were appointed joint executors.” (Citizen: 5-11-1928)


Major, Thomas       

“Funeral services were held at Hennessey Funeral Home in Spokane Saturday for Thomas Oscar Major who died Nov 7, at Baker, Oregon where with his wife he was on a vacation trip. Mr Major operated the Hotel Grand here from 1936 until he moved to Chewelah two years ago. Survivors include his wife, Rovilla, at the home; sons, Loran, Spokane and Carlton ; daughters, Mrs Bernard Schott (Athilla), Spokane ; Mrs Russell Emel Thorma, Rovilla Ann, and Cora Rae, all of Chewelah; two brothers, John Major, Colfax, James, Spokane ; a sister, Mrs J M Emel, Seattle.  Mr and Mrs George Kloster and Ules Birge of Harrington and Father Joseph Fleck of Davenport attended the services.” (Citizen: 11-16-1945)


Matthews, Don                3-18-1938

“Don Matthews, 35, son of Mr and Mrs G A Matthews, died in Seattle Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Lottie, and a 7-year old son; his parents, brother Ray and sister Dorothy. The family formerly resided here.” (Citizen Reprint: 3-18-1938) 


Moles, Thomas       10-21-1921

“The funeral services for Thomas Moles were held Wednesday morning at the Catholic church. The remains were taken to Spokane and laid to rest by the side of his wife. He was 78 years of age.” (Citizen: 10-21-1921)  


Myers, Emma Ann          1-28-1938

“Mrs Emma Ann Myers, 69, died at the home of her son, W H Myers in Chico , CA. She and her son came here in 1900 from Tennessee , and in 1919 went to California . Besides the son, four grandsons survive—Jack, Wilbur, Jene and Roy.” (Citizen reprint: 1-28-1938) 


Richard, A L                     3-15-1929

“H K Furgeson, David McNeal and Charles C Gibson of Davenport have appraised the property of the estate of A L Richard, deceased, at $487.59. The deceased was working at a road camp near Rocklyn at the time of his death and no relatives have ever been found.” (Citizen) “The final account of Ed Spinning, administrator of the estate of A L Richards, deceased was allowed by the court.” (Citizen: 7-26-1929)


Roggerbuck:   10-12-1934

“John Alexander Roggerbuck, 46, died at the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane , at about 7 o’clock Monday evening, heart trouble being the cause.  John took ill Saturday morning and was taken to Spokane Monday morning by Herb Armstrong in his car accompanied by Jess Boyer and Ed Huber.  Dr Wagner was out of town when he first took ill, and upon returning, pronounced his case heart trouble.  The valves of the heart were leaking badly and he was spitting blood.  Mr Roggerbuck is survived by one brother somewhere in Minnesota , and a niece, Mrs W M Dale, of Bellingham , Minnesota . Mrs Dale was notified of his death by telegram and word was being awaited from her to know her requests in the arrangements of the funeral and burial.  John was reared a Catholic and was given a Catholic funeral. Burial was in Spokane . Deceased has made his home with Mr and Mrs J H Boyer ever since about 1914, and helped them conduct the Harrington Dairy.  Mr Roggerbuck was a peculiar man in many ways, being reserved he did not form acquaintances readily. He had many good qualities and was a likeable fellow when once you knew him. He was fond of children and did many little things to please them. The little ones along his milk route all liked him. The Boyers cared for him as though he were a brother to them.” (Citizen: 10-12-1934) 


Ryker, Wm        5-30-1930

“William Ryker, W1208 Knox avenue , died suddenly Friday at the Genesee Hotel. He was 84 and is survived by his widow; two sons, George M Ryker of Yakima , and P A Ryker of Grandview, and a daughter, Mrs R J Zell of the Genesee . The funeral was held on Monday, May 26th, from Hazen & Jaeger’s.  Mr Ryker is a pioneer of the Edwall and Sprague sections. After his family grew up Mr and Mrs Ryker moved to Spokane . His son George M Ryker was at one time located in Harrington, and his son P A Ryker farmed near Edwall for many years. Mr Ryker was a very fine gentleman and made friends every place he lived. Thus passes a true American citizen, at the ripe old age of 84 years.” (Citizen: 5-30-1930) 


Shields, Eliza              3-14-1924

“Word has been received here by relatives of the death at Missoula , Montana , of Mrs Phillip Shields. Mr and Mrs Phillip Shields are pioneers of this section of Lincoln County , having lived here many years before they  moved to Montana , where they settled between Helmville and Ovando.  Mrs Shields is a sister of Sam McDonald and Mrs J R Dwyer, an aunt to Mrs L G Candler and a sister-in-law of Mrs John Shields.” (Eliza A McDonald Shields; Citizen: 3-14-1924) 


Smith, Amanda M         7-26-1929

“L B Beavers, E G Ahrens and F E Roland of Reardan have appraised the property of the estate of Amanda M Smith, deceased, at $5,830.71.” (Citizen: 7-26-1929)


Smith, Harold              

“R E Kreigbaum is under arrest and in the county jail pending the raising of a $100.00 bond, charged with giving poisonous whiskey to Harold Smith, who died March 27, the information alleging that death resulted from the whiskey.” (Citizen: 4-08-1921) “Harrild D Smith. Died: 26 March 1921, age 33, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: A J Smith. Mother: Lillian Stimpson. Batch ID #275814.” (WA State Death Records)


Stallard, Laura K         1-08-1937

“Mrs Laura K Stallard, 75, mother of Mrs George Unbewust, died Sunday in Spokane. Mrs Unbewust has been with her mother at the Person home since early December.” (1962 Citizen Reprint: 1-08-1937)


Urton, Martha                 1-09-1925

“Fred Urton, a fellow townsman, was called to Spokane Tuesday to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs Martha Urton, who died in Spokane . Fred has the sympathy of his Harrington friends in this greatest of all bereavements that come to each one of us sometime in life. No other word in any language so dear to all of us as ‘mother’.  Mr Urton had lived in Spokane for ten years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Roy Olney of Spokane, and Mrs Myrtle Hagen of California; three sons, E E Urton of Davenport, WA, Fred Urton of Harrington, and G Urton of Spokane, WA. The funeral was held Tuesday from Hazen-Jaeger’s parlors, the Rev Harry Bell officiating, and interment was in Greenwood Cemetery .” (Citizen: 1-09-1925) 


Warren, Claude              12-08-1939

“Claude Warren, Former Resident, Dies in Oregon .  Claude Warren, who with his brother Bill, operated the Smokehouse pool room here several years ago, passed away Nov 3 at Baker, Oregon . He was stricken with a severe paralytic stroke the day previous. He was in a Spokane hospital for three weeks a year ago, and after his return to Oregon worked part time in a brother’s cigar store there. He was at the store the Wednesday before he suffered the stroke, and had planned to return Thursday.   Mr Warren was born at Beaver Brook , Colorado , June 1, 1875. Burial was in the Mt Hope cemetery at Baker, Oregon . His brother William has been dead several years, also a sister, Miss Fay Warren, who taught school in Spokane . Information about Mr Warren’s passing came from his sister, Mrs Nordean (Viva) who was in Harrington when her brother William was ill here.” (Citizen: 12-08-1939) 


White, Charles D        9-30-1955

“Rev Jos. W Brunner attended the requiem mass for Bishop Charles D White Thursday, at Our Lady of Lourdes cathedral in Spokane . The 76-year old bishop had been prelate of the Spokane diocese 28 years. He died Sunday night at Sacred Heart hospital where he had been confined following a stroke April 17, then a more severe one April 21.  Bishop White was born in Grand Rapids , Jan 5, 1879. He was ordained to priesthood by Cardinal Respighi in Rose in 1910. He was made domestic prelate by Pope Pius in 1925.  Last week Wednesday the Most Rev Bernard J Topel was consecrated as coadjutor bishop of the Spokane diocese and titular bishop of Binda (a defunct see)” (Citizen: 9-30-1955)