Creston Cemetery Burials and Obituaries 

                Submitted by Marge Womach

 

                Introduction to Cemetery on Page A

               Creston News and Notes addendum at bottom of page

                                                           

 

 

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Faris, Kent;  (b. 5-19-1912; d. 9-05-1914; s/o L. B. & N. M.; listing)  {Death record not located. The 1910 Creston business directory shows an Allen Faris as a rural postal carrier; relationship unknown.}

Fish, Elias Irwin;  (b. 4-05-1859; d. 10-04-1944;  listing)  “Elias Fish.  #193. Death: 10-06-1944, at Creston.  Funeral: 10-08-1944 at Creston, Rev Mitchell officiating. Burial: 10-08-1944 at Creston. Age: 85 yrs 6 mos 1 day.” (Strates)

Fish, Jessie Newell;  (b. 7-19-1875; d. 3-18-1954; listing); “Jessie Newell Fish. Died: 18 March 1954, age 78, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Thomas Newell. Mother: Ellen Miller.” (WA State Death Records);

Fish, Jesse William;  (b. 10-29-1901; d. 6-03-1971; listing); 

Fish, Jesse;  (b. 1828; d. 1911; s/w Mary; listing);  “Jesse Fish. Died: 19 Jan 1911, age 82, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Nelson Fish. Mother: Clara Hudson.” (WA State Death Records)

Fish, Mary;  (b. 1833; d. 1905; s/w Jesse; listing)

Fisher, Henry;  (b. 1868; d. 1940; s/w Relda; listing) “Henry Fisher.  #24. Ordered by Fisher Family, bill rendered to Henry Fisher Estate.  Death: 4-17-1940 at Creston, WA. Funeral: 4-20-1940 at Creston with Rev E Mitchell officiating. Burial: 4-20-1940 at 2 p.m. at Creston Cemetery.  Age: 72 yrs 1 mo 23 days. Widowed. Occupation: carpenter. Birthplace: Iowa. Certifying physician: Dr Yount.” (Strates) 

Fisher, Relda;  (b. 1871; d. 1936; listing)  “The funeral of Mrs. Marelda Fisher, 64, Creston, who died Tuesday, were held from the Creston Christian church on Friday, the Rev E. I. Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Creston Cemetery. Survivors include her widower, two sons and a daughter.” (Odessa Record: 3-20-1936) “A hearing was held before Judge Joseph Sessions and Drs F. A. Decker of Reardan and J. F. Poynter of Davenport upon the alleged insanity of Relda Fisher of Creston. After hearing the evidence and upon the advice of the physicians the patient was committed to the Eastern Washington Hospital for the insane at Medical Lake.” (Citizen: 2-24-1928) “An order was signed admitting the will of Relda Fisher to probate and naming Henry Fisher of Creston as executor. The estate, valued at $4,000, goes to Mr. Fisher.” (Odessa Record: 6-29-1939)

Florence, John A.;  (b. 1838; d. 1917; listing)  “Math Wagner, Curtis Debord and Kem Edmundson, Creston, have been named appraisers of the estates of John J. and Louise J. Florence.” (Odessa Record: 4-16-1926)  “John A. Florence. Died: 1917; Birth: 1838. Spouse: Louisa J. Steen. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Florence, Louisa J.;  (b. 1856; d. 1926; listing)  “Math Wagner, Curtis Debord and Kem Edmundson, Creston, have been named appraisers of the estates of John J and Louise J Florence.” (Odessa Record: 4-16-1926)  “Louisa J. Florence. Died: March 1926, Creston, WA.  Birth: 24 Jan 1856, Oregon. Spouse: widow. Mother: nee Robinson; Father: Wm Steen. Buried: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Fraker, -;  (empty; listing) 

Franz, Alfred J.;  (b. 4-10-1913; d. 5-14-1998; US Army; listing); “Alfred Franz. Died: May 14, 1998, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 4-10-1913.” (SS Death Index);

French, Arthur B.;  (b. 1871; d. 1951; listing); “Arthur D. French. Died: Aug 21, 1951, age 89.” (WA Death Index: Certificate #15282);

French, Arthur W.;  (b. 1905; d. 1994; s/w Lila IN; listing); “Arthur W. French. Died: 21 May 1994, age 89, Okanogan Co, WA. Residence: Okanogan Co, WA.” (WA Death Index: Certificate #016581) 

French, Deborah I.; (b. 1873; d. 1956; listing); “Deborah I. French. Died: 28 Nov 1956, age 82, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: Jesse Fish. Mother: Mary York.” WA State Death Records);

French, Jesse Erle;  (b. 11-15-1897; d. 12-11, 1985; US Army WW II; listing); “Jesse French. Died: Dec 1985, Medical Lake, WA. Birth: 11-15-1897.” (SS Death Index);

French, Lila I. Noirot;  (b. 1918; d. 1990; s/w Arthur W.; listing) 

French, Mathilda Katherine;  (b. 2-19-1847; d. 2-17-1921; listing) 

French, Willard Sheldon;  (b. 2-07-1843; d. 8-22-1921; listing) “Mrs. W. S. French has gone to Seattle to visit her daughter, Mrs. Dr Lanter.” (Davenport Tribune: 11-28-1912)

Frix, Eugene D.;  (b. 1910; d. 1995; s/w Hazel M; listing)  “Funeral service for Eugene D. Frix will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Creston Christian Church, with pastors Robert Jones, Kevin Fosket and Mike Nelson officiating. Interment will be at Creston Cemetery. Mr. Frix, of Creston, died Oct 13, 1995 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. He was 85.  He was born on Feb 28, 1910, in De Queen, Ark., to John and Minnie (Blakemaore) Frix.  He attended school in Walnut Springs, Ark.  He married Hazel Williamson on Oct 5, 1932, and they moved to Creston in 1960, where he worked as a security guard for Lincoln Lumber Mill until he retired.  Mr. Frix is survived by his daughter and her husband, Anita and David Fosket of Everett; two granddaughters, Donna LaCoss and her husband David of Enumclaw, and Teresa Mulkey and her husband Bill of Spokane; two grandsons, Vernon Fosket and his wife Lynn of Port Orchard, and Kevin Fosket and his wife Antje of Germany; and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Frix was preceded in death by his wife Hazel in Jan 1995, his only son, Lynn Frix in 1991, and his daughter-in-law Joan, three brothers, and four sisters. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  10-19-1995)

Frix, Hazel M.;  (b. 1914; d. 1995; s/w Eugene D.; listing)  “Funeral service for Hazel M. Frix of Creston will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Creston Christian Church, with pastors Robert Jones, Kevin Fosket and Warren Lynn officiating. Interment will be at the Creston Cemetery.  Mrs Frix died Jan 23, 1995 at Lincoln Hospital. She was 80.  She was born March 9, 1914 at Grannis, Ark., to Thornton A and Sarah Maud (Sticles) Williamson. She grew up in the Grannis area, where she attended school. She married Eugene D. Frix on Oct 5, 1932. They moved to the Creston area in 1960, where they made their home.  Mrs Frix is survived by her husband Eugene at the home in Creston; one daughter and her husband, Anita and David Fosket of Everett; four grandchildren, Donna and her husband David LaCoss of Enumclaw, Teresa and her husband Bill Mulkey of Spokane, Vernon Fosket and his wife Lynn of Port Orchard, and Kevin Fosket and his wife Antje of Everett; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Cleo Kendrick of Grannis and Opal Pennington of Porterville, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.”  (Davenport Times: 1-26-1995); 

Funk, W. B. ‘Bert’;  (d. 1936; listing);  “William Bertum Funk. Died: 15 Sept 1936, age 53, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records);

Funkhouser, Charles E.;  (b. 1883; d. 1959; s/w Nadine L.; listing) 

Funkhouser, Nadine L.;  (b. 1888; d. 1969; s/w Charles E.; listing)

Furness, Baby;  (no dates, listing) 

Furness, Charles: Removed:  “Mrs. E. W. Burger, accompanied by Mrs. W. F. Simons and Mr.s H. A. Furness of Opportunity, was here on Monday to attend the disinterment of the body of her father, Charles Furness, who was buried in Creston twenty years ago. The remains were removed to Fairmont cemetery in Spokane.—Creston notes, Wilbur Register. Mr. Furness was father of Mrs. Walter Larsen and is being removed to the Spokane Cemetery beside his widow who recently passed away.” (Citizen: 11-06-1936)

Furness, Ernest; (b. 1925; d. 1988; listing) 

Furness, Mary;  (b. 1902; d. 1991; listing)  “Graveside service for Mary Furness of Davenport will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Creston Cemetery, with Pastor Loren Hamar officiating.  Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Furness passed away May 25, 1991 in Davenport.  She is survived by one son, Donald Furness of Big Bear City, CA; one daughter, Myra Campbell of Stevens, WA; two sisters, Nellie Meade Waldref of Everett and Blanche Thompson of Bassano, Alberta, Canada; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Furness, in 1956, and two children.  Mrs Furness was a member of the Creston Christian Church.” (Davenport Times: 5-30-1991); 

Furness, Robert G.;  (b. 1-05-1889; d. 7-01-1956; WA Inf WW I; listing) h/o Mary; “Robert George Furness. Died: 1 July 1956, age 67, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Charles Furness. Mother: Amy Aptev.” (WA State Death Records);  

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Creston News and Notes  

 

(Misc. Ledgers: B-108) Presbyterian Church of Creston, filed Dec 6, 1899, with J. W. Maib (Pres) W. R Foster (Sec), and D. F. McKay (Treas).

Fisher:  “On Monday of last week, north of Creston, George Fisher shot and killed a large Canadian lynx. The dead animal was taken to Wilbur for exhibition.” (Citizen: 1-31-1908) 

Florence:  “On Thursday of last week J. A. Florence, who lives six miles northeast of Creston, slipped on the ice and broke his hip joint. After lying on the cold ground for an hour George Gabbert came by and carried him to Creston.” (Citizen: 1-26-1908)

Florence:  “Charles Wenrick and Winnifred Florence, both of Creston, were married at the Presbyterian manse in this city Wednesday morning, Rev N S Fiscus reading the ceremony.” (LCT: 6-21-1912)

Folts:  O. F. Folts, a pioneer of the Creston country, who is doing jury, received a message Wednesday morning notifying him of the death of his mother in Illinois. Mr .Folts returned last week from a visit with his mother and decided to remain on the jury.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-1927)

Foster:  “The Creston News state that W. R. Foster, of Creston, while on his recent visit to Prosser, had an experience which cost him a good shot gun, and let him off easy at that. While out goose hunting with a nephew of his wife, their guns got crossed by some means and the nephew shot the muzzle of Foster’s gun. One barrel was cut off near the muzzle and the other crushed and sprung for six inches or more, putting it out of commission.” (LCT: 2-10-1903)

Fraser:  Mrs. Katherine Fraser died last Sunday at the home of her sons, R. and S. Fraser, 5 miles NW of Creston, aged 88 years and 5 months; the cause of death being natural decay. The body was shipped from here on Wednesday to her former home at Alexandria, for interment, being accompanied by her son, R Fraser and her grandson, Archie Cameron, who were met on the way by other sons who live in Alberta, and who went on to Alexandria with them. Mrs. Fraser came west with her son and family 18 months ago, living with them in Creston until last spring, when they moved to the ranch. Six sons survive her, besides a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Creston News” (Citizen: 11-23-1906)

Fraser:  Roderick Frazer, a well known Creston farmer, died Sunday night at his home. His funeral will be held Saturday at Spokane.”  (Odessa Record:  2-12-1926) “Carl P Houston, W. W. Coman and David Robertson of Creston, have been named appraisers of the estate of Roderick Fraser. Order admitting the will of Roderick Fraser to probate and naming Catherine F Fraser as executrix has been signed.” (Odessa Record: 3-26-1926)

Furness:  “Mrs. E. W. Burger, accompanied by Mrs. W. F. Simons and Mr.s H. A. Furness of Opportunity, was here on Monday to attend the disinterment of the body of her father, Charles Furness, who was buried in Creston twenty years ago. The remains were removed to Fairmont cemetery in Spokane.—Creston notes, Wilbur Register. Mr. Furness was father of Mrs .Walter Larsen and is being removed to the Spokane Cemetery beside his widow who recently passed away.” (Citizen: 11-06-1936)

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