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Anarde, Frank                   11-07-1963

“Frank Anarde, 56 of Tacoma , died of a heart attack last week, according to an item in the Tacoma paper sent by Mrs H P Scheyer to her mother, Mrs W B Armstrong.  Mrs Anarde is the former Glenna Huddle of Harrington…Anarde who was born in Black Diamond, gained a reputation for excellence as a musician at an early age, and worked his way through college playing cornet in a dance band. He was graduated from WSU in 1931. It was during their college years at Pullman that Anarde and Miss Glenna Huddle met. She was a music major.  Survivors include Mrs Anarde and daughter, Jeanne at their home in Tacoma ; daughter, Mrs Carl Gillespie Jr (Anita), Tucson , Arizona ; brothers, William and Fred Anadre, Renton ; and one granddaughter.” (Citizen excerpt: 11-07-1963) 


Andrews, Birdie              9-30-1962

“Funeral services were held in Spokane Monday for Mrs Birdie Andrews, 92, Davenport pioneer woman, who had been a resident of Eastern Washington since 1878. The rite was officiated by the Rev John A Christensen of Spokane , former pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Davenport . The service was followed by cremation.  Born Aug 12, 1870, at Missouri , she came west with her parents in a covered wagon in 1878 to Cheney. She was married in 1891 to James Andrews, who constructed the first Monroe street steel bridge in Spokane . They later moved to a farm near Davenport and he preceded her in death in 1915.  Mrs Andrews was  a member of the Davenport Presbyterian church for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Davenport chapter No. 131, Order of Eastern Star, and Chapter N of PEO. The survivors include one sister, Mrs Evelyn Alexander, Spokane , and one brother, Harvey Riddell, Los Angeles , CA ; and several nieces and nephews. She died Aug 23 at the Sacred Heart hospital.” (Citizen: 9-30-1962)


Adams, Wade  3-20-69

Wade Adams Passes On; Buried Friday.  Wade Adams passed away March 12 in Walla Walla and has been laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery , Spokane , Wash.   He was born Jan 21, 1894 in Harrington , Wash , where he attended school and later attended Gonzaga. He served in World War I and earned a Purple Heart for being wounded in action; a Silver Star for gallantry in action and a Unit Citation for meritorious achievement.  After the war he married Johanna A Andres from Spokane , who was an Army nurse. He worked in Spokane for 31 years as an owner of an auto repair shop. In 1938 he moved to Rocklyn, where he farmed for 12 years. After returning he moved to Spokane , and then in his later years he moved to Walla Walla .  He is survived by his wife, Johanna Adams at the home; 3 sons, Dr John B, Walla Walla; Robert V, Harrington; Joseph J, Portland; a daughter, Mrs James (Marguerite) Brown, Titusville, FL; a sister, Mrs John G (Marguerite) Weber, Spokane; 5 brothers, Hubert Adams, SJ, Mt St Michaels, Spokane; Guy Adams, Dr Robert V Adams and Adams, all of Spokane; Bert Adams, Seattle; 13 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 3-20-1969)


Boyd, Bill                   7-04-1963

“Bill Boyd (Buford C), 53, died of a heart attack Saturday while on a fishing trip 15 miles downstream on the Snake River . Employed with the United State Conservation Service, Bill was in the office at Harrington SCS for several years prior to his transfer to the Davenport office 12 years ago.  Mr Boyd had caught a large salmon and finally worked it up to the bank, then was preparing to get a wet sack to put over the fish, when he was stricken. He was with his sister-in-law and had taken a couple days off work for relaxation and rest. He was born at Peck, Idaho , and was a graduate of the University of Idaho . Survivors include his wife, Susie, at Davenport ; a brother, Sidney of Craigmont, Idaho and a sister in San Francisco . Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, Lewiston , Idaho , and burial was in Normal Hill cemetery.” (Citizen: 7-04-1963) 


Brugger, John                 6-27-1963

“Last rites were held Tuesday June 18, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, from the Sunset Memorial chapel, for John G Brugger. In his early days he resided at Harrington. He was a resident of Spokane the past 32 years. Rev Norman A Riggins officiated at the services, and interment was in Riverside Memorial Park . Surviving Mr Brugger are his wife, Zola Brugger at the home, W2135 Fairview; sons Elwood Brugger, Spokane, and Lawrence Brugger, Spokane; two daughters, Mrs Mildred Bold, Spokane, and Mrs Marjorie Chenowith, Olympia; 7 grandchildren; 2 half-brothers, Robert and Walter Brugger, both in California; 3 half-sisters, Mrs Anna Mudd, Adrian, MO; Mrs Elizabeth Van Pelt, California; Mrs Freda Johnson, Spokane.” (Citizen: 6-27-1963) 


Chappel, C R                     3-21-1963

“Mr and Mrs Harold Jenkins and Mr and Mrs Wallace Bramer attended the funeral services in Seattle Saturday, at Wiggen and Sons, for Chester R Chappel. With his family, he had lived at 1306 Queen Avenue North . Burial with in Evergreen Memorial Park .  Chester Chappel, 56, was born and reared at Harrington, son of the late Mr and Mrs Perry Chappel. For a number of years in the early 1930s he managed the Harrington base ball teams. Old friends of the Chappels will remember Chet’s excellent tenor voice. Chappel underwent surgery in Seattle , and he did not recover from the ordeal.  He died last week Wednesday, March 13. He lived in Seattle about 30 years.  He is survived by his wife, Zell; son, Curtis A, Seattle and daughter, Mrs C R Hedlund, Winslow; and three grandchildren; sisters, Mrs Lucy Carter, Spokane ; and Mrs Lillie Wier, Raymond.  Chester Chappel returned to Harrington for a time in 1946 when he was meat cutter at the Grange Supply.  Mrs Perry Chappel was a Platter girl and the Chappels and Platters resided on a farm east of Harrington for many years. Charles and Carrie Platter were brother and sister of Mrs Chappel.  Mrs Grover Schoonover now owns the old Platter-Chappel place, and Gilbert Lybecker farms it.” (Citizen: 3-21-1963) 


Gateley, Dudley            1-31-1963

“Dudley Gateley died Jan 20 in a veteran’s hospital in Reno , Nevada . He had a stroke in late summer and never retained consciousness. Frank Gateley went to Reno at that time and spent several weeks with him.  Last rites were held Wednesday, Jan 23 at Ross Funeral home and interment was in a Reno cemetery.  Frank Gateley went to Reno for the services. Dudley , 73, served in the army during the First World War. He trained at Fort Lewis (then called Camp Lewis ). He left here in 1920. Besides his brother Frank, he is survived by a sister, Mrs Earle Haynes (Marguerite) at Willows, California . Frank Gateley left Reno by place Wednesday night, Jan 23 to return home.” (Citizen: 1-31-1963) 


Jacoby, Mrs J A          11-15-1962

“Mrs J A Jacoby, mother of Mrs K B MacDonald, died Oct 23, at Eugene , OR , and last rites were held at Bonners Ferry, Idaho , Oct 29. The Jacoby family resided in Bonners Ferry many years, and Mr Jacoby is buried in the Bonners Ferry Cemetery . An account published in the Bonners Ferry Herald, Oct 25, follows: ‘

Rosary will be recited at Hillcrest Memorial chapel at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct 28, for Mrs Mabel V Jacoby, longtime resident of Bonners Ferry, who passed away in Eugene , OR , on Oct 23. Father Dionel Buote will officiate, and requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct 29, at St Ann ’s Catholic church. Mrs Merl Hill will play the organ music.  Mabel V Jacoby was born Jan 31, 1885, the daughter of Harry and Mary McLean Chapman. Her parents were on vacation in Canada at the time of her birth. She spent her girlhood and was educated in Thief River Falls , MN , and married Joseph Jacoby in July of 1902 in Superior , WI . They made their home in Park Falls, WI, for a time and in 1912 came to Bonners Ferry where she maintained her home until 1960 when she entered the Sunset Nursing and Retirement Home. She had been in failing health the pasta six months. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, who preceded her in death in 1926. She was a member of the Catholic church, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit, Boundary Post No. 55; Past Noble Grand of the Loyal Rebekah Lodge No. 43 and a member of the Bonners Ferry Readers Club. Survivors are three sons, Bernard Jacoby of Duchesne , Utah ; Glen (Red) Jacoby, Laramie , WY ; Harry Jacoby, Roseburg , OR ; two daughters, Mrs Gertrude Warren, Prineville , OR ; and Mrs Merelle MacDonald, Harrington , WA ; two half brothers, Glenn Farr of Spokane and James Farr of Salem , OR ; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers will be John Conway, Tom Dion, Emil Dion, Howard Kent, Robert Meeker and Arthur Zimmerman. Interment in Grandview cemetery.—Bonners Ferry Herald.’  Mrs Terry Biggart (Janet MacDonald) of Seattle came Saturday night to join her parents, Mr and Mrs K B MacDonald for the last rites at Bonners Ferry. She returned home Tuesday.  The five children of Mrs Jacoby were all present at the rites in Bonners Ferry, and in several cases members of their families also came. Mrs Jacoby spent much of her time with her children from 1950 until she entered the rest home. A goodly share of that time was with the MacDonalds in Harrington, where she made a wide circle of friends.” (Citizen: 11-15-1962)


Johnston, Fred                3-14-1963

“Mrs C J McAllister has word of the death of her uncle-by-marriage, Fred Johnston, at his home near Medford , Oregon . He had a stroke about six weeks ago from which he did not recover. He died the first of March and last rites were held March 5, with burial in the Medford , Oregon cemetery, beside his wife, the former Irma Pershall, who died in 1951.  Surviving Mr Johnston are his daughter Mrs R N Conner (Betty), and grandchildren, Joan and Dick; also brothers and a sister. Mr Johnston resided at Harrington some 50 years ago. He was a harness maker and a shoe repair man. During his residency here he was active in the Presbyterian church, directing the choir for several years.  Incidentally, in the 50-year ago Citizen (Feb 17, 1913) an item reports that Fred and his brother Robert were called to Medford by the death, Jan 30, of their mother, Mrs Emma Johnston who at that time was residing here with her sons but was visiting a son, Arthur, in Medford, Oregon.  Mrs Fred Johnston was aunt of Mrs McAllister.” (Citizen: 3-14-1963) 


Jolly, Esther Hardy      10-25-1962

“Esther Hardy was born April 24, 1909 to Mr and Mrs William Hardy, then residing northwest of Harrington where the Richard Hardys now reside. As a grade school pupil she attended a grade school at Zion and Cold Springs rural school, and received her high schooling in Harrington high school. She attended Bible College in San Francisco one term. Dec 20, 1938 she was married to C K Jolly, a farmer in the St Andrews community near Coulee City , where they lived and reared their two sons. In May of 1962 they rented their ranch and retired to Coulee City .  Esther was a member of the Assembly of God church in Coulee City and a zealous worker in its many activities. She served many years as Sunday School teacher. At the time of her death she was president of the Women’s Missionary Council. She was a leader in 4H work for a number of years. Mrs Jolly passed away Oct 1 at Wenatchee hospital to where she was taken that day. Surviving her are her husband at home, son Clifford and Melvin, both attending Seattle Pacific College . The elder son, Clifford married Cheryl Walker of Portland , August 25. Also surviving are brothers, Wilbur, Richard and Melvin of the Rocklyn area, and Robert of Harrington. Memorial services were held Oct 4, at the Assembly of God church, Coulee City , with Rev Gordon Meador officiating. Mr and Mrs Earl Carey of Hartline sang a duet (she is niece of Mr Jolly), and Haven Buob was soloist. Miss Mary Ann Ottmar was organist. Casket bearers were Maurice Scheibner, Leonard Vaughn, Chris Ottmar, Lawrence Tanneberg, John Isaak and Boyd Jenkins.  Concluding services were held at Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake . Mrs Jolly has kept in touch with her former Harrington friends, many years through the Harrington Citizen to which she subscribed regularly.” (Citizen: 10-25-1962) 


Kriegler, Stanley          4-16-1964

Stanley Kriegler Dies.  Mrs Eldon LePere has word of the death of Stanley Kriegler, 37, of Forest Knolls, California . He died suddenly, with no forewarning of a heart condition.  Mrs LePere’s note said Stanley arose from bed at 1:30 Good Friday morning to get an aspirin and collapsed to the floor as death came instantly, said to have been caused by a heart attack.  Stanley is survived by his wife, and a young son whom the couple adopted last year, his parents, Mr and Mrs Joe Kriegler of Carlsbad, California, and his sister, Patricia (Mrs Ronald Rau) of Ocean Side, CA.  The Krieglers resided here early in their married life and their two children were born here. From Harrington in 1940 or thereabout, they moved to Ellensburg, then to Seattle and later to Pasco where they resided for some time. Stanley was graduated from the University of Washington , and was in the insurance and real estate business. Mr Kriegler and Mrs Pau attended the last rites, and burial at San Anselmo , California . The American Legion had charge of the services at the Chapel of the Hill.  Mrs Kriegler, recovering from pneumonia, was unable to attend the services for her son.” (Citizen: 4-16-1964) 


Layton , Virgil             4-16-1964

“Last rites for Virgil Layton were held April 2 (Thursday) at Kodiak , Alaska , and burial was in the Kodiak cemetery. Virgil died of a heart attack March 28 following the devastating tidal wave and earthquake that ravished Anchorage, Alaska, and neighboring communities, and Kodiak, on Good Friday, March 27.  The Layton home was not damaged as it is located on high ground at Kodiak, and the family members were  not injured at that time, and accordingly word was sent to Layton ’s mother, Mrs Rose Layton at Harrington. However early Saturday morning came the telegram telling of Virgil’s death.  Virgil Layton was born November 17, 1913 at Deer Park , Washington and at age 4 moved with his family to the Coast. Last fall Mr and Mrs Layton moved to Kodiak to be near their daughter, who teaches school there and her husband, Mr and Mrs Magnus Magnuson.  Surviving Virgil Layton besides his wife, Stella Layton, and daughter, Madelyn Magnuson, at Kodiak, are his mother, Mrs Rose Layton, brother Dick Layton, and uncles, Ernest and Otto Reich, all of Harrington, and four sisters, Mrs Frances Hartsfield, Bremerton, Mrs Vera Henning, Everett, Mrs Laverne Bauer, Woodinville, and Mrs Lois Hart, Fontana, California.” (Citizen: 4-16-1964) 


Ledford, Elizabeth    11-15-1962

“Last rites were held Wednesday at Tekoa, for Mrs Elizabeth Ledford, mother of Wesley Ledford of Opportunity . Her husband, Seth, two daughters and one son survived as do a brother and two sisters, also four grandchildren, including Vicki and Alice Beth, daughters of Mr and Mrs Wesley Ledford (Myrna Yale). Mrs Ledford passed away in Spokane , Sunday.” (Citizen: 11-15-1962) 


Linden , Erin              9-30-1962

“A five-year old Spokane girl drowned Sunday in the Spokane river, just east of the bridge, at Old Fort Spokane, 25 miles north of Davenport .  Finding her floating face down, fully clothed off a dock in the picnic area, Robert M Linden, Jr, of Spokane was unable to revive his small red-headed daughter, Erin. The Lindens had left their children to play while they went for a walk and, when they returned, found the youngest child was missing. Upon locating Erin in the water, Linden administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation without success. Sheriff Ed Atwood was called form Davenport with a resuscitator unit but the girl did not respond.  Atwood said the drowning occurred in the picnic area and not in the swimming area where a lifeguard was on duty.  It was reported that just four months ago Linden had received a citation for saving a 13-year old boy from drowning at Lake Sammamish on the coast. The survivors include the parents, one brother and two sisters.” (Citizen: 9-30-1962) 


Lucht, Chris J               12-05-1963

“C J Lucht of Spokane while on a goose hunt with Frank Gateley last Wednesday at Pend Oreille, was seized with a heart spell and death came instantly. He had been in good health and there was no preliminary warning of the attack. Christopher J Lucht was born in North Dakota and came to Spokane with his parents in 1911. In 1922 Mr and Mrs Lucht were married and the family  came to Harrington in 1935 to operate the farm which was owned by Mr Lucht’s parents, and which had been farmed by the late Mr and Mrs J M Cobb. In 1945 the Luchts retired and moved to Spokane , parceling partly by gifts and partly by sale the farm to their three children. Mr Lucht was a member of the Elks lodge, and a veteran of WW I.  Survivors include, besides his wife Erma at the home, Spokane, a daughter Eleanor (Mrs John) Ray of Pasco; sons, Donald and Glen Lucht of Harrington, brothers, William and Otto Lucht of Spokane; sister, Mrs Mary Dooley, Seattle; and nine grandchildren. Last rites were held Saturday Nov 30 at 11 a.m. from the Hennessey Funeral Home, with Rev Russell O Lake officiating clergyman and Byron Swanson, soloist. Pallbearers were Frank Gateley of Harrington, Jerry Darling, Edward Shaw, Ray Lamp, John Majors, of Spokane , and Kenneth North of Mead. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park .” (Citizen: 12-05-1963) 


MacInnis, Margaret   3-22-1962

“Arlie Houck, secretary of Bright Hope chapter, OES had a letter recently from Sacramento , CA , telling of the death of Mrs Hugh MacInnis (Margaret). She had been ill and hospitalized for some time. She passed away Feb 17. Last rites were conducted at 11 a.m. Feb 20. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery . Mrs MacInnis was initiated into Bright Hope chapter of Easter Star in the summer of 1912 and had remained a member here in good standing throughout the 50 years. Mr Houck had recently sent for certificates and pins to honor 50-year members, and ironically, Mrs McInnis’s pin came, but it was too late to be awarded to her, even ahead of the time of the anniversary of her membership. She transferred her PEO membership from Chapter AG, to Chapter BL in Sacramento . Margaret McInnis was worthy matron of Bright Hope chapter in 1918. The Hugh MacInnises left here for California in about 1923. He passed away a number of years ago. Surviving Mrs MacInnis are nephews, Giles a McHenry of Berkley, CA, and Bert R Russell and Angus Russell of Tiverton , Ontario , Canada .” (Citizen: 3-22-1962) 


Mudd, E O                  3-07-1963

“From a Missouri newspaper, the following obituary item was taken, of the death of Ernest Mudd, who farmed for several years in the Harrington area. ‘Ernest Orvel Mudd, son  of Joseph David and Nancy Mudd, was born in Missouri , Feb 6, 1886, and passed away at his farm home Jan 17, 1963.  He was converted at the age of 16 and has been a life long member of the Burdett, MO, Baptist church; was ordained as a deacon on Dec 27, 1936. He was also a member of the Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge No. 368 since 1918.  On Sept 16, 1910 he married Miss Annie Bertha Brugger at Harrington , Wash.   To this union seven children were born of whom two sons preceded him in death, Alfred Reo, June 27, 1934 and Raymond David on Feb 2, 1961.  He leaves to mourn, his wife, of 52 years, Annie B Mudd at home; and five children, Lester Mudd, Port Orchard, Wash; Nancy Jane Hollenback, Adrian, MO; William Jewel Mudd, Drexel, MO; Freeda Geir, Adrian, MO; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 20, 1963 at the Burdette  Baptist church with Rev Robert Vance of Clinton , MO officiating. Music was by Bob and Danny Vance accompanied by Mrs Robert Vance. Interment was in Crescent Hill Cemetery under the auspices of Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, F&AM, Adrian, MO. Those attending from a distance were Mr and Mrs Ernest L Mudd, Port Orchard; William Jewell Mudd, Yam Hill , OR ; and Mr and Mrs Ray Mudd of Electric City , Wash ’.” (Citizen: 3-07-1963)


Nice, Fred           5-10-1962

“Fred A Nice, long-time resident of Harrington passed away early in April at Wenatchee .  Memorial services were held at the Jones & Jones Colonial Chapel Monday, April 9, 1962 at 10:30 a.m. Rev Holly Ray Jarvix officiated. Capt. And Mrs John Hargen, vocalists and Mrs Dan Wile, organist provided the music. Interment was in the Wenatchee Cemetery . Frederick Nice was born Nov 12, 1870 in Roseland , Nebraska .  March 9, 1911 he married Nellie Marshall in Lake Charles , LA. They came to Harrington in 1919 where Mr Nice was employed by M V Yale in Yales Store. In about 1925 the Nices moved to Wenatchee.. Surviving Mr Nice is his wife, Nellie, at home; a daughter, Mildred Freudenberger in Wenatchee , and son Fred Jr, of California ; also seven grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. Mr and Mrs Nice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 9, 1961. Local kin who attended the last rites for Mr Nice, were Mr and Mrs Walter Abbott, of Davenport ; Mrs Charles Tysor, of Coeur d’Alene , Idaho and Frank Marshall of Creston. Mrs Nice is a sister of Mrs Abbott, Mrs Tysor and Mr Marshall.” (Citizen: 5-10-1962)


Pease, Clarence        3-29-1962

“Word comes through Mrs Earl Grant (Thelma Williams) in California , to Mrs Royce Williams, of the death on March 22, of Clarence Pease. The Pease family resided here at one time, and the children, Clarence and his sister, Hortense (Mrs Kenneth Williams, now of Plummer, Idaho ) attended the Harrington schools. Clarence Pease was poorly for many years. He resided at Porterville , California .” (Citizen: 3-29-1962) 


Stentzel, Lena              10-25-1962

“Miss Lena Stentzel, sister of Mrs Louis Schultz, died Oct 16 at her home in Colfax. She had a heart condition which was directly the cause of her death. Miss Stentzel was a retired school teacher, and had taught in the Seattle system for 20 years. Surviving her are her mother, Mrs Bertha Stentzel, Portland ; brothers, Fred and Ted Stentzel, in Spokane ; sisters, Mrs Schultz, Mrs A O Krueger and Mrs Eugene Mohr, Colfax; nieces and nephews. Last rites were held Thursday Oct 18 from the Colfax Baptist church of which  Miss Stentzel was a member. Rev F E Klein officiated. Burial was in the Colfax Cemetery .” (Citizen: 10-25-1962)


Tierney, James F    7-13-1967

“Harrington Man Dies in Spokane .  James F Tierney, 63, W 2319 Rockwell, died July 3 in a Spokane hospital. He was manual arts teacher at Libby Junior High School . He had been in the hospital just six days but had been ill with lung cancer for three months.  Born April 7, 1903, in Harrington , Washington , he was the son of Mr and Mrs Jack Tierney. He had his grade and high school education in Harrington. Later he lived in Reardan.  Mr Tierney attended Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington State College and was graduated from Washington State University . He taught at Finch, Audubon and Bemiss grade schools and Rogers High School before joining the staff at Libby about 10 years ago.  He also taught at Lewiston , Aberdeen and Toppenish.  Mr Tierney was a member of St Charles Catholic church and the Spokane Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Clara Tierney, at the home; three sons, Don, Jerry and James Patrick, all of Seattle ; three grandchildren and a brother, Harold Tierney, Portland , Oregon . Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services were at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 6 in St Charles Catholic church.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery .” (Davenport Times: 7-13-1967) 


Warren, Fred J       3-15-1962

“Fred J Warren, father of Mrs Earl Swenson, died Monday morning, following a long illness that culminated in hospitalization. His home was at E18323 Mission Avenue , Spokane . He had resided in Spokane Valley 29 years.  Last rites were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, march 14 in the Colonial Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Spokane Valley Funeral Home. Rev Richard Yost officiated. Cremation services followed. Mr Warren is survived by his wife, Lorena at home; daughters Mrs Swenson (Ailleene), Harrington; Mrs Genevieve Lees, Seattle; grandchildren, Warren Swenson, Armed Forces in Germany; Monte and Adele Swenson, Harrington; Patty and John Lees, Seattle; sister, Mrs Sue Eldridge, New York.” (Citizen: 3-15-1962) 


Witt, Clarence  3-08-1962

“Word comes of the death of Clarence Witt (Bob) in San Mateo , California , Feb 12.  Witt, 63, was assistant supervisor at the American Can company. He was a native Harringtonian, son of the late George M and Pauline Witt, and was graduated from Harrington High School .  Surviving him are his wife, Genevieve F, and a daughter, Barbara Jean, at home; five sisters, Mrs William Martin (Maida), Wenatchee; Mrs Merle Johnston (Edith), Ritzville; Mrs Matt Trent (Helen), Wenatchee; Mrs John McGough (Florence), Moscow, Idaho; and Miss Vivian Witt, formerly of Chicago, IL, now of Clear Creek, CA. A brother, George, serving in the medical corps in France , during World War I was killed in action. Funeral services were held Thursday Feb 15 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Sneider and Sullivan, San Mateo , and burial was in Woodlawn Memorial cemetery. Mrs Martin and Mrs Trent with Miss Vivian Witt, were at San Mateo for the last rites. Illness prevented Mrs McGough and Mrs Johnston from attending.” (Citizen: 3-08-1962) 


Submitted to the WAGENWEB, January 2013