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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Haight, Arthur S.;  (b. 1873; d. 1964; s/w Jennie L.; listing) 

Haight, A. J. ‘Coonie’;  (b. 2-16-1896; d. 10-03-1961; listing) 

Haight, Jennie L.;  (b. 1876; d. 1942; s/w Arthur S.; listing) “Virginia Lovering Haight. #107.  Date of death: 12-22-1942 at Creston, WA.  Funeral: 12-27-1942 at Creston, Rev Mitchell, Clergyman. Interment: Creston Cemetery: 12-27-1942. Age: 66 yrs 6 mos 12 days. Married. Housewife.”  (Strate)

Haight, Percy;  (b. 1899; d. 1968; listing)  “Percy R. Haight. Died: 21 Jan 1968, Cowlitz Co, WA. Residence: Lewis Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #000243)

Haight, Vern G.;  (b. 3-25-1908; d. 1-20-1976; Army Air Force WW II; listing)  “Vern G. Haight. Died: 20 Jan 1976, aged 67, Lincoln Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #003590)“Vern G. Haight.—A lifetime resident of Creston ,WA. A member of VFW Post No. 6268, Wilbur WA, and Veteran of WW II. Survived by his wife, Imogene L. Haight, Hayden Lake, Idaho; 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hanson, Hayden Lake, ID; Mrs. LaVerna Hanneren, Coeur d’Alene, ID; Mrs. Wanola Cain, Seattle, WA; one brother, Glen Haight, Monroe, OR; 3 sisters, Mrs. Millie Stockton, Apache Junction, AZ; Mrs. Nettie Algaier, Spokane; Mrs. Caryl Reed, Creston, WA; 7 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan 24, 1976, 11 a.m. from the Creston Christian Church, The Rev James E Farrell officiating. Burial Creston, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 1-25-1976)

Haight, Velma I.;  (b. 1917; d. 1990; listing) 

Haight, Virginia L.:  (added)  see Jennie L. Haight “Virginia L. Haight. Died: 22 Dec 1942, aged 66, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #58);

Hall, Alta Faye Mangis;  (b. 1926; d. 1976; s/w Everett & Wm; listing) “Alta F Hall. Died: 30 April 1976, aged 50, Lincoln Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #009630)

Hall, Everett L. ‘Ted’;  (b. 1917; d. 1987; US Army WW II & Korea; s/w Alta & Wm; listing)  “Everett L. Hall. Died: 8 Jan 1987, aged 69 yrs, Douglas Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #000138)

Hall, William Harding;  (b. 1921; d. 1988; s/w Alta & Everett; listing) “William H. Hall. Died: 20 May 1988, aged 67, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #015224);

Halsey, Effie McDowell;  (b. 1892; d. 1933; listing)  “Effie May Halsey. Died: 2 July 1933, aged 41 yrs, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: William McDowell. Mother: May Hause. Spouse: Robert Halsey.” (WA State Death Records);

Hanson, Isabella M. Taylor;  (b. 1903; d. 1990; listing) “Isabella T. Hanson. Died: 24 Aug 1990, aged 87, Everett, WA. Residence: Seattle, King Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #025286);

Harder, Lindsy Catherine;  (b. 11-21-1994; d. 11-22-1994; twins of Tim & Lisa; s/w Wade Lindsy; listing)

Harder, Wade Lindsy;  (b. 11-21-1994; d/ 1-29-1995; twins of Tim & Lisa; s/w Lindsy C.; listing) 

Harmon, Florence;  (b. 1896; d. 1973; s/w Joe; listing)  “Florence M. Harmon. Died: 7 Sept 1973, Lincoln Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #021738)“ Florence Mae Harmon.—Her home, Creston,WA. Formerly of Metaline and Spokane. Survived by her husband, Joe B Harmon, Creston, WA; one son, Gordon Stephens, Los Angeles, CA; one brother, E. C. Gardner, Opportunity, WA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept 11, at 2 p.m. form the Creston Christian Church. The Rev James M. Farrell officiating. Interment Creston, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)

Harper, James R.;  (b. 1902; d. 4-07-1971; age 71 yrs 2 mos 9 days; listing) “James Harper. Died: April 1971. Birth: 27 Jan 1902. Last Residence: Creston, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index); “James R Harper.—His home, Creston , WA . Survived by 2 sons, Roger D Harper, US Air Force, Falls Church, VA; Michael D Harper, US Navy, Milpitas, CA; 5 daughters, Mrs. Lojean Love, Denham Springs, LA; Mrs. Nadine Garcia, Millinockep, Maine; Mrs. Aloha Rogers, Chewelah, WA; Mrs. Maysel Goodlake, Wilbur, WA; Mrs. Roberta Bonnalie, Creston, WA; one brother, Tom Betts, Mt Vernon, WA; 17 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. from the Creston Christian Church, Creston , WA . The Rev Roger Otis Kuhrt officiating. Interment Creston , WA , Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 4-10-1971)

Harshbarger, Jesse;  (b. 1892; d. 1935; listing)  “The funeral of Jesse Harshbarger, 43, Creston, who was killed Monday when his truck overturned, is being held today at Creston. He was born in South Whitley, Indiana, and came to Washington with his parents at the age of 11 years. He was married to Orcelia Jayne in 1912. The family had lived in Creston for six years.” (Odessa Record: 8-23-1935) “Jesse Harshbarger, 38, IN; Arcelia Harshbarger, 35; Iva M. Harshbarger, 16; Vivan M. Harshbarger, 9.” (1930 Pasco, Franklin Co, WA census details); “Groom: Jesse Harshbarger of Grant Co, WA; Bride: Orcelia Eva Jayne, of Grant Co, WA. License Date: Dec 21, 1912, Grant Co Auditor. Marriage: Dec 24, 1912, Spokane, WA. Officiant: S. Willis McFadden, Minister. Witnesses: Floyd Harshbarger. Mrs. Maude Harshbarger.” (Details from Spokane Co Auditor:  Marriage Certificate: 161; U-5506);  “Jesse Harshbarger, age 25, Residence: Deer Park, WA. Birth: April 5, 1892. Natural Born Citizen. Birthplace: South Whitley, IN, USA. Laborer. Employed: Deer Park Artificial Stone Co, Deer Park, WA.  Married with family.” (Draft Registration Card: Dated: June 5, 1917); “Edward Neushberger (sic), 33; Dora, 29; Frank, 10; Jesse, 7; Marie, 1; Elizabeth, 79.” (Mill Creek, Fountain Co, Indiana 1900 census; details match Harshbarger);

Hedrick, Geneva M;  (b. 1894; d. 1984; s/w James Lee; m. 10-27-1915; listing) “A daughter, Neva May was born to Sarah and Earnest E. Milliken Sept 21, 1894, near the town of Creston. Her father, a teacher in all 8 grades in Lincoln County, preceded her in death, leaving her mother with the task of caring for Neva and her brother Harry Milliken. Because of her father’s death she spent some of her growing up years with her grandparents, Isaiah and Mary Stambaugh. She received her high school diploma from the Creston school in 1915 and in October of that year she was united in marriage to James Lee Hedrick. They farmed south of Creston for a few years, then bought the Creston Telephone exchange from a foster cousin, Margarete Scott. In 1926, they went into the grocery business where they remained until retirement some 30 years later. After Mr. Hedrick’s death, Neva moved to Davenport, living in the Cottonwood Apartments, until July of 1982 when she moved to the Davenport Nursing Home, where she died May 13, 1984.  To this marriage 2 sons, Leroy and Richard; and 2 daughters, Donita (Linstrum) and Audrey (Kunz) were born. One son, Leroy, died in infancy. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee, father Earnest Milliken, mother Sarah Milliken McKay, stepfather D. F. McKay, brother Harry Milliken and sister Estella McKay Neilson. She is survived by two brothers, Donald F. McKay and John H. McKay, both of Creston and a sister, Ina Ruth Larsen, Chester, MT; 3 children, Richard L Hedrick, Ocean Shores; Donita Linstrum, Davenport; and Audrey Kunz of Wilbur; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Neva and her family took an active part in all community and school functions, giving of their time and talents in any way they could. She always considered a good education as necessary and gave her family the opportunity to receive that education. Young people were one of her main concerns. She was a member of the Creston Christian Church and the Creston Cemetery Club. Services were held Tuesday, May 15 with Pastor Ronald C Greene officiating. Her final resting place: Creston Cemetery.  Jo Robertson, accompanied by Anecia Hatten, sang. Pallbearers were Fred McKay, Tom Milliken, Robert Milliken, Dennis McKay, Merle Milliken and Ron McKay.”  (Davenport Times: 5-17-1984); 

Hedrick, James Lawrence;  (d. 7-31-1916; baby son of L; listing ) “James Lawrence Hedrick. Birth: 31 July 1916, Lincoln County, WA. Father: Lee Hedrick; Mother: Nova Milliken.” (WA State Birth Records, 1907-1919)

Hedrick, James Lee;  (b. 1891; d. 1969; s/w Geneva M.; listing)  “James L. Hedrick. Died: 7 July 1969, Lincoln Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #016924)“James Lee Hedrick.—Resident of Creston, WA. He was a member of Creston Christian Church, Creston Community Club, a 52-year member of the IOOF, and a former mayor of Creston. He is survived by his wife, Neva Hedrick, at the home; one son, Richard L. Hedrick, Creston; 2 daughters, Mrs. Donita Linstrom, Davenport, WA, and Mrs. Audrey Kunz, Wilbur, WA; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, July 11, at 11 a.m. from Creston Christian Church, the Rev Roger Otis Kuhit officiating. Interment Creston, WA, Cemetery, the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-11-1969)

Hedrick, Nellie L.;  (b. 1871; d. 1948; s/w Roland L.; listing) “Nellie Hedrick. Died: 3 Dec 1948, age 77, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Clayborn Linville; Mother: Mary Hardesty. Spouse: Roland L Hedrick.” (WA State Death Records: batch id #277816) 

Hedrick, Roland L.;  (b. 1862; d. 1940; listing) “Roland Lee Hedrick. Died: 1 Sept 1940, age 77, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: James A. Hedrick. Mother: Abigail Roe. Spouse: Nellie Hedrick.” (WA State Death Records: batch id #277028) 

Hedrick, Lum C.;  (b. 1852; d. 1926; s/w Sadie; listing)  “Christoffer Columbus Hedrick. Died: 20 March 1926, age 73, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Roland Hedrick. Mother: Elizabeth Roe. Spouse: Sarah Hedrick.” (WA State Death Record: Batch id: 311198)

Hedrick, Sadie;  (b. 1879; d. 1968; s/w Lum C.; listing)  “Sarah P Hedrick.—A resident of Spokane, WA. Survived by numerous cousins including J. L. Hedrick, Creston, WA; P. A. Hedrick and Mrs. Minnie Decker, both Spokane, WA; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Randal Scott, Missouri. A member of the Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 15, 11 a.m. from the Creston Christian Church, Creston, WA, the Rev Roger Otis Kuhrt officiating. Interment Creston, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home,Wilbur, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 7-15-1968; scrapbook item);  “Sarah Hedrick. Birth: 2-08-1878. Died: July 1968, Creston,WA. Last residence zip code: 99117.”  (SS Death Index); “Christiophere Hedrick, 67; Sarah Hedrick, 40, MO.” (details from 1920 Creston, Lincoln Co, WA Census); “Groom: C. C. Hedrick, residing Spokane, age 61, widowed. 2nd marriage. Born KY; farmer. Father: Roland Hedrick, born KY; Mother: Bettie Roe, born KY. Bride: Sadie Scott, residing Spokane. Age 35, single. First marriage. Born: Missouri. Father: L. C. Scott, born KY; Mother: Lyda Hedrick, born KY. Marriage: 26 March 1914, at Spokane, WA. Witnesses: W. W. Hedrick and E. F. Crawford. Officiant: _ Hyde, Justice of the Peace.” (Certificate of Marriage: Spokane Co Auditor, License No. A 16893) “Lewis C. Scott, 53; Lydia E. Scott, 48; J. Randel Scott, 24; Sarah P. Scott, 21; Emma C. Scott, 19; Hugh D. Scott, 55.” (details from 1900 Marshall, Saline Co, MO census) 

Hernas, Amalia;  (b. 1891; d. 1966; s/w Knute; listing) “Amalia Hernas. Died: 13 Nov 1966, Lincoln Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.”  (SS Death Index);

Hernas, Knute;  (b. 1878; d. 1968; s/w Amalia; listing) “Knute Hernas. Died: August 1968, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 9-27-1878. Last Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);

Hernas, Maynard O.; (b. 12-07-1918; d. 8-21-1977; s/w Ruth E.; listing)  “Maynard Hernas, a 48-year resident of Davenport, died from a self-inflicted .22 caliber rifle bullet early last week. Funeral services for Hernas, 58, were held Tuesday, Aug 30. According to Sheriff Ron John, Hernas was reported missing Monday, Aug 22.  He had left his home in a 1975 blue Vega Sunday, Aug 21, according to Sheriff John.  Bob Rambo, while working in his field on the northwest edge of the city, located the blue Vega on a nearby farm road Friday, Aug 26 at 3:15 p.m.  Sheriff John said Hernas was found dead inside the car.  Hernas was born in Creston and moved to Davenport in 1929.  He graduated from Davenport High School in 1936 and attended the University of Washington. He then entered the automobile business with his father.  He served in WW II as a first lieutenant in heavy maintenance in North Africa and Italy.  Hernas returned to Davenport and married Ruth Eileen Salberg in 1950.  During the Korean conflict in 1951, he was recalled for military duty. During the same year, his daughter, Deborah Ann was born.  He returned to the automobile business in Davenport and had two more children, Patricia Jean in 1952 and Knute Jonathan in 1954.  Hernas left the auto business in 1970 to become a life insurance representative.  Hernas was a president and past member of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, a secretary and past member of the Lions Club, and a deacon for two years at Zion Lutheran Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a sister, Alma; daughters, Debbie and Patty; and son, Knute.” (Davenport Times: 9-01-1977) 

Hernas, Ruth E. Salberg;  (b. 6-13-1921; d. 6-28-1998; s/w Maynard O.; listing)  “Ruth Hernas passed away on June 28, 1998 at her home in Davenport. Mrs. Hernas is survived by her son Knute and his wife Lynn of Davenport; two daughters, Patricia (Pat) Hernas of San Jose, CA, and Deborah Hernas and her husband Robert Miller of San Carlos, CA; 3 grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Gerber of Coeur d’Alene; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Hernas, in 1977, one brother and two sisters.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Memorial service was held Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-02-1998) 

Hill, Benjamin F.;  (b. 1860; d. 1923; listing) 

Hill, Zura R.; (b. 1867; d. 1924; listing) 

Hilliard, Charles R.;  (b. 1879; d. 1976; listing) “A long time Creston resident, Charles F Hilliard Sr. died Jan 5, at the Lincoln Nursing Home. Funeral services were held last Saturday for Mr. Hilliard in Creston.  He was a member of Tuscan Lodge #81, F and AM.  He is survived by a son, Charles R. Hilliard, Okanogan, a daughter, Alice G. Carmen, Tacoma, a brother, William Hilliard, Davenport and a sister, Esther Nelson of Seattle. Four granddaughters and seven great grandchildren also survive as does a great great grandson. Interment was at the Washington Cemetery in Creston.” (Dav. Times: 1-15-1976)

Hilliard, Emma M.;  (b. 1884; d. 1955; listing) “Emma Margaruite Hilliard. Died: 3 April 1955, age 71, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Timothy Riley. Mother: Mary Lake.” (WA State Death Records);

Hilliard, J. F.;  (b. 1856; d. 1904; h/o Sarah A.; listing) 

Hilliard, Lester; (b. 1902; d. 1942; listing) “Lester Hilliard. Died: 28 June 1942, age 39, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: F. J. Hilliard. Mother: Sarah Mitchell.” (WA State Death Records);  

Hilliard, Sarah A.;  (b. 4-15-1872; d. 4-11-1959; listing)  “Sarah Hilliard. Died: 11 April 1959, age 86, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: Mitchell.” (WA State Death Records);

Hilliard, William J.;  (b. 1-14-1897; d. 2-13-1987; listing)  “William J. Hilliard passed away Feb 13, 1987 at Coeur d’Alene Convalescent Center. He was born Jan 14, 1897 in Minnesota. Hilliard was a Northern Pacific Railroad telegrapher from 1914 until 1968 in Paradise, MT, Greer, Idaho, and Davenport, WA.  He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Emogene Shively, Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Peggy Michlimer, Bend, OR. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Feb 18, at Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.  Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 2-19-1987); 

Hilton, -;  ( ½ empty; listing)

Hinkey, Gene Raymond;  (b. 10-10-1934; d. 12-29-1991; US Marine Corps; listing) “Gene R. Hinkey. Died: Dec 29, 1991, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 10-10-1934.” (SS Death Index);

Holbrook, Ida M.;  (b. 1869; d. 1934; listing) 

Holbrook, John K.;  (b. 1860; d. 19__; listing)

Hopkins, Elvin L.;  (b. 1919; d. 1988; s/w Mae Bell; listing)  “Elvin L Hopkins. Died: 23 Aug 1988, aged 69, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #025042)

Hopkins, Mae Bell;  (b. 1924; d. 1988; s/w Elvin L; listing)

NOT “Mae Hopkins. Died: 7 Jan 1967, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Spokane City, WA.” (WA State Death Index);

Hoss, J S;  (empty; listing) 

Hotaling, Gwen;  (b. 1927; d. 1967; listing)  “Gwen M. Hotaling. Died: 28 March 1967, Seattle, King Co, WA. Residence: Port Angeles, WA.” (Unconfirmed identity; WA State Death Index: Certificate #005722)

Hotaling, John;  (b. 1926; d. 1998; listing)  “John J. Hotaling. Died: 4-21-1998, Boise, ID. Birth: 3-31-1926.” (Unconfirmed Identity; SS Death Index);

Houger, Henry W.;  (b. 1904; d. 1920; s/w Tennis H.; listing) “Creston.  Henry Houger, age 15, son of Mrs. Joe Ahlm of Creston, died in a Spokane hospital Saturday, Feb 14, where he had been taken for an operation to remove pus from the pleural cavity in the hope that it would save his life, having contracted pneumonia after the flu.  The body was shipped back to Creston for burial.” (Dav. Times-Tribune: 2-26-1920)  “Henry Houger. Died: 14 Feb 1920, age 15, St Luke’s Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Tennis Houger. Mother: Nina Jorgenson.” (WA State Death Records);

Houger, Tennis H.;  (b. 1864; d. 1908; s/w Henry W.; listing)  (Edit: Norman Tennis Houger, son of Tennis Hans Houger and Nena Jorgenson Houger, died March 4, 1995, no services.) “Tennis J. Houger. Died: 10 March 1908, age 42, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Burial: Creston, WA.” (WA State Death Records);

Houger, Roosevelt S. ‘Ted’;  (b.4-20-1902; d. 5-20-1980; m. 5-25-1927; s/w Lena M.; listing)  “Roosevelt Houger. Died: May 1980, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 4-20-1902.” (SS Death Index);

Houger, Lena M.;  (b. 10-12-1907; d. no date; s/w Roosevelt S; listing) “Lena M. Houger. Died: 5-12-2006, Creston, WA. Birth: 10-12-1907.” (SS Death Index; unconfirmed burial);

Hough surname:  “J. S. Hough, 50, NY, married, butcher; FA female, 46, IA., married; Frank, 21, NE, laborer; B, male, 18, KS; W, male, 16, KS; Esta, female, 14, WAL, female, 12, WA; Artie, 10, male, WA; George, 8, WA; M, male, 5, WA; D, female, 2, WA.” (1902 Creston City Census);

Hough, J. Walter;  (b. 1886; d. 3-05-1906; age 20 yr 2 mo 17 days; s/o JS & FA; listing) “Walter Hough, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Hough, of Creston, WA, died at their home in Creston last week from a complication of typhoid and spinal meningitis. Deceased was a young man just past 20.”  (Citizen:  3-16-1906)

Hough, Carey; (b. no dates; infant; listing)

Houston, Carl P.; (b. 1881; d. 1974; h/o Lois; listing)  “Funeral services for Carl P Houston of Spokane, formerly of Creston, were held in Creston April 11. Burial was at the Creston Cemetery. Casket bearers were grandsons, Mark Houston, Jim Gilman, Wayne Gilman, Granville Tyler, Steve Reed, Earl Cox, Jr., and Edwin Doyle.  Houston was born in 1881, I Virginia and died at a Spokane hospital April 7, 1974.  He came to the Inland Empire in 1885 with his family.  His father was an early day physician who came west for his health but died within a year.  Mr. and Mrs. Houston were married in 1903, in Creston. The newly-married couple moved to a farm north of Creston which is farmed by son Jim. In 1946 Mr. and Mrs. Houston (Lois McCall) moved to Spokane. Surviving Houston are two sons, Meryl M. of Rockford, and James L. of Creston; one daughter, Gladys Gilman of Valley; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times) “Carl P Houston. Died: 7 April 1974, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.  Residence: Spokane, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #009012)  

Houston, Earl P; (b. 1879; d. 1956; listing) “Earl P. Payton Houston. Died: 10 July 1956, age 76, Lincoln, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: James Houston. Mother: Percilla Cole.” (WA State Death Records); {Similar name of unknown relationship; “Earl J .Houston. Died: 11 June 1950, age 71, Chelan, WA.” (WA State Death Records: Certificate #9742)};

Houston, infant girl;  (b. 11-14-1912; d. 11-14-1912; s/w Ralph & Vernon; listing) 

Houston, James L.:  (Added; 1915-2005);  “Graveside service for James L. Houston, 89, took place Friday, July 8, at the Creston Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the Creston Christian Church.  Born July 7, 1915, on a farm near Creston, he was the youngest child of Carl and Lois (McCall) Houston. He graduated from Creston High School in 1932, and attended Cheney Normal School (now EWU) for two years. He worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He served as a radio operator and waist gunner on a B-24 bomber based in Foggia, Italy. When his plane was shot down over Albania, he was captured and became a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft IV in northern Poland. He was awarded a Purple Heart because of injuries received during this bombing mission. Near the end of the war, he and other prisoners marched for 86 days, traveling 561 miles to the Western Front, where they were liberated by the English.  He married Gladys Arnston in 1948 in Spokane, where he worked as an electrician from 1948 to 1953. In 1953 the couple moved to the family farm near Creston. He retired from farming in 1980 and they moved into Creston in 1994. He belonged to the Creston Christian Church, Creston Community Club and Creston Alumni Association. He was also a lifetime member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the VFW Post #6268 in Wilbur. AS a young man he worked with the Boy Scouts. In the 1970s he served on the Lincoln County ASC Ag Committee and also served as a district fire commissioner. He had a great interest in local sports and in all sorts of travel. His brother, Meryl, and an infant sister preceded him in death. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Connie Reed (and Steve) of Creston; a son, Mark of Spokane; grandsons, Greg Reed of Spokane, Ryan Reed (and Teri Sue) of Creston and Kevin Reed of Davenport; great grandchildren, Allison, Cierra and Jessica; a sister, Gladys Gilman of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-14-2005);

Houston, James M.;  (b. 7-12-1853; d. 2-23-1886; listing)

Houston, Lois; (b. 1882; d. 1970; w/o Carl P; listing)  “Funeral services in memory of Mrs. Carl Houston were held in the Creston Christian Church Wednesday, Sept 23, with the Rev Gerald M Ford of Spokane officiating.  Interment was in the Creston Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Warren Vincent, the organist, accompanied Frank Hanson of Wilbur who sang ‘Somewhere’. Casket bearers were Joe Cox, Spokane Valley; Phillip Krause, Richard L Hedrick, C Jack Robertson, Lloyd Barnhart, and Carl Nelson.  Lois L McCall was born on Oct 1, 1882, at Ferris, IL.  She traveled with her parents to Island City, Oregon, in 1897. The family then moved to a farm north of Creston the following year.  On Nov 1, 1903, she married Carl P Houston, and they lived on the same farm near Creston until 1946 when they moved to their present home at South 2233 Grand, Spokane.  She was an early member of the Creston Christian Church and later transferred her membership to the Central Christian Church in Spokane.  Mrs. Houston passed away at a Spokane hospital on Sept 19, 1970. She is survived by her husband, Carl P Houston, at the home;  two sons, Meryl Houston of Rockford and James Houston of Creston; one daughter, Mrs. Ed (Gladys) Gilman of Valley; one brother, Clyde B McCall of Salem, OR; and two sisters, Mrs. Wilda Cromley of Spokane and Mrs. Arthur (Eunice) Whiteside of Davenport; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  10-01-1970); “Lois L Houston. Died: 19 Sept 1970, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #021725);

Houston, Ralph Harold;  (b. 1-15-1905; d. 4-03-1905; c/o Carl & Lois; listing)

Houston, Robert C.;  (b. 1883; d. 1970; listing) 

Houston, Vernon; (b. 2-14-1906; d. 8-14-1906; s/w Ralph & infant; listing)

Howell, Priscilla Houston;  (b. 1855; d. 1928; listing) “Precella C. Howell. Died: 23 Dec 1928, aged 73, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: A Cole. Mother: Minnie James.” (WA State Death Records);

Hubbel, J;  (empty; listing)

Hurdstrom, Clifford;  (b. 1896; d. 1988; listing)  “Clifford A. Hurdstrom. Died: April 14, 1988, Retsil, WA.  Birth: 9-19-1896.” (SS Death Index);

Hurdstrom, Mark D.;  (b. 1951; d. 1962; listing)“Mark Darrell Hurdstrom.  d. 7-20-62, 10, killed instantly auto; Creston , WA . By: John P O’Brien” ( Davenport Catholic Ledger);

Hurdstrom, Ora K.; (b. 1904; d. 2000; listing)  “Graveside service for Ora K. Hurdstrom, 96, a native of Peach, WA, in Lincoln Co, was Monday, July 31, at the Creston Cemetery.  Mrs. Hurdstrom died July 26, 2000 at the Orchard Park Nursing Home in Tacoma, WA, where she had been living recently.  She was born Jan 17, 1904, in Peach, the daughter of Marcus and Dora Jane (Pintler) Brannon. She married Clifford A. Hurdstrom on Dec 11, 1922 in Davenport.  Her husband died in 1988. A son, Darrell Hurdstrom, died in 1999. She leaves a son, Jack A. Hurdstrom of Tacoma; two daughters, Dortha F. Sluder of Tacoma and Naida J. Lavik of Lebanon, OR; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  8-03-2000); 

Hurley, Benjamin; (b. 1854; d. 1939; listing) “Benjamin Franklin Hurley. Died: 28 June 1939, aged 85, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John Hurley. Mother: not given. Spouse: Ellen Hurley.” (WA State Death Records); "Benjamin F. Hurley, one of the earliest pioneers of this region, died Wednesday in the Mrs. George Bair home hospital at Davenport of a serious case of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church, Creston, Monday at 2 p.m., with interment there. A native of Arkansas, Mr. Hurley was brought to Humbolt County, Nevada, in 1868 by his parents, who traveled with an ox team across the plains, the trip requiring five months. Mr. Hurley was reared on a ranch in Plumas County, California, where the family moved in 1869. He attended Christian College at College City, California. In the spring of 1882, he began working for Wells-Fargo & Co, and in 1883 he came to Lincoln County. In 1884 he took up a homestead in what is now the Telford country. He was married July 16, 1903 to Mrs. Ellen Oligher, who died Dec, 1935. Surviving him are a sister, Mrs. Thacker in Oakland, CA, two nephews, Max Thacker, CA, and J. A. Hurley, formerly of Davenport, now of Seattle; two step-children, John Oligher, Telford, and Josephine Oligher, Spokane." “Benjamin F Hurley, 85, Davenport pioneer, died Wednesday of pneumonia. Mr Hurley came west by wagon train while still a child. In 1882 he went to work for the Wells-Fargo company, in 1884 took up a homestead near Telford. He was married in 1903, his wife dying in 1935.” (Odessa Record: 6-29-1939) “The final report of B F Hurley, Rocklyn pioneer, as administrator of the estate of his wife, Ellen M Hurley, and a petition for the distribution of the $51,746 estate were filed in superior court. Half of the estate will go to Mr Hurley and a quarter each to John Oligher and Josephine Oligher, his step-children.” (Odessa Record: 11-19-1936)

Hurley, Ellen Marie;  (b. 1861; d. 1935; listing) “Ellen Marie Hurley. Died: 27 Dec 1935, age 74, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Rudolph Kals. Mother: Pauline Leisure. Spouse: Benjamin Franklin Hurley.” (WA State Death Records)“Mrs Benjamin F Hurley, 76, a resident of Lincoln county since 1884, died at her home in the Telford region early Friday. She was a native of Wisconsin and went to California with her parents in 1870. She was married to Mr Hurley in 1903. She is survived by her widower, a daughter and a son.” (Odessa Record: 1-03-1936)

Hutsell, Robert;  (b. 1928; d. 1999);  “Robert Laurence Hutsell, 71, passes away in Davenport Nov 9 following a year-long battle with cancer. He was born May 6, 1928, at Telford to Mildred (Hill) Hutsell and Lewis R Hutsell. He attended Davenport schools, graduating in 1946. Robert served in the Air Force attaining the rank of staff sergeant during the Korean War.  He married Virginia Zuehlke Oct 20, 1950, and they celebrated their 49th anniversary this year.  Mr. Hutsell had worked for the Lincoln County Road Dept, Vern Bumgarner’s Central Service Station, and was a 31-year employee of Washington Water Power. He retired in 1988. He was a Trailblazer. Mr. Hutsell is survived by his wife, Virginia; a daughter Robynn Rother of Spokane; a son, Scott Hutsell of Davenport; four grandchildren; a sister, Lois Beeman of Spokane; sister-in-law Verna Hutsell of Sagle, Idaho; brothers William E. Hutsell of Moses Lake and Leonard Hutsell of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Louis O. Hutsell. Private inurnment service is Monday, Nov 15, at Creston Cemetery. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. that day at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 11-11-1999)



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).

Hale:  Luke Hale and family of Creston left for Seattle last Tuesday. Luke will enter the fire department of that city and his friends hereabouts expect soon to hear of his promotion to the office of ‘chief’.” (LCT: 10-18-1895)

Hale:  S. B. Hale, living north of Creston, was severely cut and bruised by riding at full speed through a low archway under a road. This occurred last Friday.” (Citizen: 8-09-1907)

Hale:  “Mrs. Mary Ann Hale, 89, Creston, died Tuesday. She was born in England and came with the family to Illinois when 15 years old. She was married there to Luke Hale, who died several years ago. Surviving are four sons, Robert, Nezperce, ID; George, Pasadena, CA; Thomas, Wilson Creek; Luke, Creston; and two daughters, Mrs. Leah Plummer, Berkeley, CA, and Mrs. Eva Mangis, Creston.” (Odessa Record: Jan 20, 1944)

Halsey:  Charles G Halsey, a former resident of Creston, was one of the victims of a recent coal mine disaster in West Virginia. He is survived by his widow and eight children.” (Odessa Record: 5-06-1927) 

Hedrich:  “A meeting of patriotic women held Monday at Creston at the home of Mrs. R. L. Hedrich, when loyalty was pledged to the government. A Red Cross society was formed, 22 women signing the membership roll.” (Odessa Record: 4-20-1917) 

Hill:  J L Hill and wife arrived with their household goods from Davenport to resume their residence in Creston. Their son-in-law, Mr. Harmon, and wife also came. Mr. Harmon intends to put in a stock of jewelry, etc, says the Creston News.” (LCT: 3-01-1904)

Hilton:  J. Henry Hilton was born in Michigan on April 3, 1850, the son of Richard and Rachael (Baley) Hilton. He lived in Michigan until age 14, when he went to California with his parents. In 1884 he married Miss Olive A Munson, a native of Stockton, CA. Olive was the daughter of Stephen C. and Ursula Munson. Four children were born to them: Stella Mabel, Ethel Myra, Anie Laura and Henry Clyde. (Details from 1904 History of Big Bend-page 307)

Hilton: Richard J. Hilton was born in CA on May 15, 1874 to F. W. Hilton and his wife, Maggie Hartmann. The family moved to Pendleton, OR and about 1888 to Columbia County, WA. At 16 Richard reportedly started out on his own working for neighbors. In 1894 Richard married Miss Dora Montgomery, who was born and raised near Waitsburg.  In 1896, Richard Hilton took a homestead near Creston, WA, which he sold in 1902.  Richard and Dora had four children prior to the 1904 writing: Louis D, Lola, Laura and Clarence L. (Details taken from 1904 Hist. of Big Bend, page 436)

Hire:  Albert Hire has closed a deal with the Washington Land, Stock and Improvement company, whereby the latter becomes possessor of his section of improved land adjoining to the townsite of Creston to the west. The consideration was $13,000 for the ranch and $2,250 for the stock, machinery, etc. It is stated that the new owners will convert the place into a stock farm.” (LCT: 7-13-1906)

Hough:  “A young man named George Hough residing in Creston, was taken to Spokane to have his eye treated by a specialist. While working in hay a straw pierced his eyeball. The lad met, also, with another accident, his brother by unlucky mischance shooting him through the leg.” (Citizen: 8-23-1907)

Houston:  “Last Sunday afternoon, at his residence in Creston, Rev F M Long united in marriage Lois L McCall and Carl P Houston. The wedding was witnessed by a few friends of the contracting parties. The bride is a daughter of George McCall, a prosperous rancher of the Sherman neighborhood, in which community she is known and highly respected.  Mr. Houston has lived in the Brents neighborhood for several years and is a young man of good character, industrious and energetic—of the kind of men who have made the Big Bend what it is.   Mr. and Mrs. Houston have gone to housekeeping on George L Snyder’s ranch, five miles north of town, where about thirty young friends gave them the usual start that awaits the young couple in the way of a charivari Monday night.—Creston News.” (LCT: 11-13-1903)

Howard:  W H Howard, of Creston, will tie matrimonial knots, and attend to other business in his line as justice of the peace. C A Straub was also re-elected constable.” (LCT: 11-14-1902)

Huddleston:  “Wednesday, at high noon, Jan 28, 1903, at the parsonage of the First Baptist church, in Spokane, Rev Van Osdel united in marriage Miss Lizzie Stookey and Samuel L Huddleston, both of Creston. The wedding was a quiet event. Mr. and Mrs. Huddleston are held in high esteem and respect. The bride is a daughter of Mr. A. E. Stookey, an old resident of the county, and until recently in business at Creston. Sam is the genial and popular manager for the Washington Grain and Milling Co.” (LCT: 2-03-1903)

Huddleston:  Mrs. Lizzie Huddleston died at her residence Nov 7, 1904 of typhoid fever, after being ill about two weeks. She was born in Illinois May 30, 1877. She came west with her father and mother in 1883. At the age of 13 years, her mother died, leaving her with her father and two brothers whose ages were three and six years. She has taken the place of a mother with those two boys up to the time of her death. She was married to Samuel L Huddleston January 28, 1902.  From the Creston News.” (Citizen: 11-18-1904)  “Mrs. Sam Huddletson died at her home in Creston Tuesday of typhoid fever. The couple were married about a year and a half ago. Mr. Huddleston is employed by the Washington Grain & Milling Co, at Creston, and has many friends in Reardan who will be sincerely sorry to learn of his sad bereavement.” (LCT:: 11-18-1904)



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