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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Madden surname: “Sixty friends and relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. Pat Madden at their new home near Mt Spokane Sunday afternoon. The housewarming honored Pat and Alice on their recent retirement from Boise Cascade at Lincoln , and their new address is Elk, WA.  Five generations of Mrs. Madden’s family were present:  Mrs. Amanda DePew of Newport, the great-great grandmother; Mrs. Alice Madden, the great grandmother; Mrs. Christ M. Hansen of Elk, the grandmother; Galen Hansen of Pullman, the father; and Amy Hansen of Pullman, his daughter, representing the fifth generation. Presents and the taking of pictures were very much in order. Others present in addition to those mentioned were Mr. and Mrs. James Madden and family of Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Al Martinson and family, Coeur d’Alene; Mr. and Mrs. Archie English, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hansen, and Mr .and Mrs. Owen Sitton, all of Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Bud DePew, Mrs. Hone and Mr. Rose, all of Post Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Houger and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Reed of Creston; Mrs. Galen Hansen, Pullman; Chris M. Hansen and family, Mr. and Mrs.  Fred Burkett, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lamson, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Casselman, Mrs. Grace Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Warriner, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Barnett and family, Mr .and Mrs. Bill Barnett and family, and the Misses Bev Jensen and Patty Klein, all of Elk.” (Creston Local Items, Davenport Times: 11-05-1970)

Madden, Caitlin;  (d. 9-10-1989; s/w Joel T.; listing)

Madden, Joel Timothy;  (d. 8-23-1989; twin; s/w Joseph; listing)

Madden Joseph;  (d. 8-23-1989; listing)

Maib, Maud M;  (b. 4-14-1898; d. 9-08-1902; d/o J. W. & A. J.; listing)

Maiden surname:  (Lincoln Co health cards: Alice Maiden only); “Maidens are Honored.  The Memorial Hall in Davenport was the scene of the reception held in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Maiden on their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Oct 31, 1970.  The celebration was hosted by their seven children, all of whom were present, and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Kenney Maiden of Spokane, Mr. and Mrs. Ray K. (Kemiel) Maiden of Kings Beach, CA, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Angstrom of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Tom English of Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. (Bim) Maiden of Cody, WY, Mr .and Mrs. Russell Wagner of Hartline, and Mrs. Nancy Harper of Milpitas, CA.  Kelly Maiden and Velta Jones were married at Okanogan on Nov 7, 1920, by the Justice of the Peace.  Mrs. Maiden was born in Oklahoma and moved west with her parents while quite young, the family settling later in Okanogan. Kelly Maiden was born in Virginia and when he was in young the family lived in the Sherman area. They lived all their married life farming near Creston until their retirement….” (excerpt, with photo in original, Davenport Times: 11-12-1970)

Maiden, Alice: see Velta Maiden.

Maiden, Harold K.;  (b. 1921; d. 1979; listing)  “Harold Maiden. Died: Dec 1979. Birth: 8-24-1921.” (SS Death Index);

Maiden, Kelly;  (b. 1900; d. 1985; s/w Velta; listing)  “Funeral services for Ray Kelly Maiden, 85, of Davenport took place on Wednesday, Aug 7 at the Creston Christian Church in Creston. Memorial services followed at Wilbur, with interment at the Creston Cemetery. Mr. Maiden died on Sunday, Aug 4, 1985.  He was born to Rev Franklin and Etta Maiden, the youngest of 17 children, in Smith Country, VA on Jan 16, 1900. When he was 3-years old, his father died; and Mr. Maiden worked with his brothers and sister on their small Virginia farm. Known as a great story-teller, Mr. Maiden loved to tell of his growing-up years to his children, report family members. At the age of 16-years old, Mr. Maiden boarded a train for Washington State, where some of his relatives lived.  He continued his schooling at Almira for a while, once in the state; and then began working for area farmers.  In 1920, he married Velta Jones, and the couple had seven children. The Maiden family farmed at Bachelor Prairie for 36 years, before Mr. and Mrs. Maiden retired to Davenport.  Mr. Maiden served as a member of the Christian Church at Creston and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velta, in 1976; and a son, Kenneth Maiden in 1978.  In March of this year, he was transported to Westlake at Eastern State Hospital, where he remained until his death this month. Survivors include M.r Maiden’s children:  Ray K Maiden, Jr. of King’s Beach, CA; Dorothy Angstrom of Medical Lake; Louise English of Issaquah; James (Tim) Maiden of Cody, WY; Martha Wagner of Ritzville; and Nancy Matheson of San Jose, CA. Other survivors include 24 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 8-22-1985) 

Maiden, V. C.;  (empty; listing)

Maiden, Velta;  (b. 1902; d. 1976; s/w Kelly; listing) “Alice Roosevelt Maiden. Died: 4-27-1976. Birth: 2-26-1902, OK. Spouse: Kelly Maiden.  Father: James C Jones. Mother: Alice Pruitt. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Mangis surname:  “(Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Mangis celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday at a special party at the Cottonwood Inn in Davenport. More than 60 relatives and friends attended the event. The following account of her life was chronicled by her eldest daughter Zoie.) Mangis Recalls Past Century. By Zoie Swienton. Special to  the Times.  Lizzie Mangis sat in her rocking chair bought in 1901 as part of her wedding furniture. She paused and then began to recall the highlights of her 100 years. She was born Nancy Elizabeth to Newell and Mary Carman Underwood on Jan 13, 1884 in Garvin, MN.  When she was two years old, her parents moved to Spokane, then a thriving young town.  Lizzie remembered the great 1888 Spokane fire with the smoke, dust and galloping horse-drawn vehicles. Many main buildings were destroyed, she recalled, but the Underwood shack on Hangman Creek was saved because it laid beyond the sweep of flames.  When Lizzie was about seven years, the Underwood family returned to Minnesota to farm grandfather Daniel Underwood’s grain farm. There Lizzie, the eldest of seven children, shared in the pioneer home work, attended grammar school and a sewing class. She grew to a pretty teenager in a home of fun and music. Pa and Ma Underwood both played the fiddle and Lizzie played cords on the organ.  The lure of the west haunted Newell Underwood. He sold the family farm, loaded his family, their belongings and farm animals on a steam locomotive bound for Spokane and then the pioneer town of Creston in 1900.  Lizzie, now 16, a pretty girl with large brown eyes, black hair and dancing feet, won the attention of several young men in Creston. Mr. Simons, Hale and Mangis all vied for her attention.  Meanwhile, she did housework, ‘One lady gave me a five-dollar piece every two weeks,’ Mangis remembered.  In the spring of 1901, Lizzie went with the Underwood family to watch a wild horse roundup near Marlin. There Charlie Mangis, the handsome cowboy, won her affection.  After a horse and buggy courtship, the young couple were married Oct 16, 1901 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Pearl and Frank Haverstick.  Charlie and Lizzie drove a spirited team to Spokane for a short honeymoon and to buy house furniture—a bedroom set, dining room set, her rocking chair and carpet.  The whole outfit cost $100.  In the early years, Charlie’s high interest was in a stock ranch on Wilson Creek (Sink Creek) six miles south of Creston Butte. To help finance the venture, he rented the Carman wheat ranch (future Rosman land) southwest of Creston. This became their first home.  The pioneer way of ‘make-do’ was not new to Lizzie. ‘I whittled this rolling pin from a stock of stove wood when we were first married and I’ve  used it ever since,’ she said tapping it in her hand. There in the ranch house, Lizzie gave girth to her first son Loren and later to a daughter Zoie Lorinda. On Feb 5, 1905, the Mangises moved to their Bar C Ranch on the creek where they lived until retirement many years later.  Their first abode was a one room shack with a lean-to kitchen. They covered the floor with straw and burlap sacks to make it warmer for Loren, a toddler. Lizzie papered the other room with newspaper for added warmth. Shortly after they moved here, tragedy struck the family. Baby Loren died of pneumonia just before his second birthday and was buried in Creston Cemetery.  Life had to go on. Ranching was a partnership for the two Mangises. Wile he raised more cattle, hogs and horses to sell to buy more land to raise more stock, Lizzie raised chickens, gardened, churned butter, made soup, baked bread and canned fruit. AS a past time she pieced quilts. ‘I bleached flour sacks to make diapers, underwear, dishtowels and sheets,’ Lizzie recalled as she rocked in her chair.  ‘I sold enough butter and eggs to George Seigler’s store in Creston to cover the grocery bill and children’s shoes.’  She washed clothes with a washboard in a tub. That included their hired man’s clothes.  Over the new few years, and in between this working routine, Lizzie gave birth to two more children—Lena and Orville.  By now World War I came and passed, and through these years Mangis increased his cattle herd and bought more ranch land.  While raising her family, Lizzie became active in the Creston Christian Church and served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. She received a life membership in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. In addition, she play the piano for more than one winning old time fiddler.  By World War II, Charlie and Lizzie had semi-retired from ranching. Their children Lena and Zoie had married—Lena to Ted Houger, Orville to Mildred Dunning and Zoie to Clari McLean.  The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Creston where they had moved earlier. Still, it was close enough so they could keep an eye on the Bar C Ranch.  Lizzie and Charlie kept active in the church and remained avid gardeners. Lizzie became well known for her flowers.  When the big Creston home became too hard to take care of, the couple moved to an apartment in Davenport where they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1971.  Charlie died at age 96 in Davenport in September 1974. Lizzie then moved to the Cottonwood Apartment in Creston where she lives by herself and still pieces quilts, crochets and grows flowers in her garden.  She enjoys visits by her family which includes five grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. She offered this advice for those people who want to live a long life. ‘Keep your hands busy, work in the garden and have faith in God’.”  (Davenport Times: 1-19-1984)  {See also, Mangis Clan Gathers in DT: 11-18-1982)

Mangis, Alice G.;  (b. 1861; d. 1936; s/w James E.; listing) “A decree admitting the will of Mrs. Alice Mangis, Creston, to probate and naming her son, Frank Mangis, administrator, was signed in superior court this week, with the administrator’s bond fixed at $10,000. The will provided that James E. Mangis, the widower, be named executor, but because of his advanced age he asked that his son be appointed administrator. The estate, valued at $70,000, will go to the widower. ” (Odessa Record: 8-20-1936) “A petition was filed in superior court this week seeking to have Frank H. Mangis, Creston, removed as administrator of the estate of his mother, Alice Mangis. He was appointed August 18, his father asking that the son be appointed. The petition claims that a court order issued last fall authorized the administrator to lease land of the estate to Fred A. Mangis and that the latter paid $630 for summer fallow on the land. The administrator refuses to turn over the land to Fred Mangis, the complaint continues, so the latter asks that the letters of administration be revoked and another administrator appointed. The estate is valued at $70,000 and was to go to James E. Mangis during his lifetime.” (Odessa Record: 3-25-1937) 

Mangis, Bert L.;  (b. 7-13-1896; d. 3-29-1922; listing) “Bert Mangis. Died: 29 March 1922, age 25, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: J. E. Mangis. Mother: Alice Galleher.” (WA State Death Records);

Mangis, Charles S.; (b. 1877; d. 1974; s/w Elizabeth; listing) “Mr. Charles S. Mangis celebrated his 95th birthday on August 22. He was honored by his children at a dinner complete with cake and candles at MacDonalds Café. Those present were his wife, and his daughter, Mrs. Zoie Swienton and her husband Chet; another daughter, Mrs. Ted Houger and her husband of Wilbur and his son Orville Mangis and wife of Creston and Mrs. Marie Fish of Davenport.  Mr. Mangis has lived in Lincoln County for 90 years. He was born in Illinois and came to the Creston area with his parents when he was five years old. He and his wife farmed and lived in the Creston area until three years ago when they moved to an apartment in Davenport where they are now living.” (Davenport Times:  8-31-1972);  “When Charles S. Mangis, 97, died Sept 5, 1974 in Davenport, the area lost one of its earliest pioneers.  Sept 7 funeral services for Mangis were held in the Creston Christian Church with the Rev James Farrell officiating. Mangis is survived by his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth N., of Davenport; one son, Orville Mangis, Creston; two daughters, Lena M. Houger, Creston, and Zoie Swienton, Davenport; one brother, William Mangis, Vancouver, one half-brother, Henry Mangis, Arlington; two half-sisters, Susan Frank, Freeman, and Anna Mangis, California; five grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Mangis was born in 1877 in McLeansburrow, IL, to Henry and Lorinda Mangis.  When four years old he came west with his family to San Francisco, CA.  From there they traveled to Creston, where they were the third white family to settle north of the town. His father had the first dry goods and general merchandise store in Creston. He graduated from Kinman Business School, Spokane.  Mangis married Elizabeth Underwood in 1901. A son, Loren, who died in childhood and a daughter, Zoie, were born south of Creston on the Carman ranch, after which the family moved to a Wilson Creek ranch. Forty years were spent on the ranch raising horses and cattle. The Mangises moved into Creston in 1945 where they lived until moving to Davenport in 1969.  From boyhood he was a member of the Creston Baptist Church and then he transferred to the Creston Christian Church early in its organization.  He attained a life membership in the Wilson Grange, Telford, and belonged to the IOOF Lodge, Creston.  Four permanent families of the area built the Wilson Creek country school south of Creston, and Mangis was formerly the clerk of the school board District No. 151.”  (Davenport Times: 9-19-1974) 

Mangis, Donald D.;  (b. 1917; d. 1958; listing) “Donald David Mangis. Died: 9 Feb 1958, age 40, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Edgar C Mangis. Mother: Nora Smith.” WA State Death Records);

Mangis, Elizabeth Underwood; (b. 1884; d. 1985;  s/w Charles; listing) (see also Mangis surname) “Today, Thursday, Oct 17 in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, funeral services for Elizabeth Mangis, 101, start at 11 a.m.  Mrs. Mangis, a longtime Lincoln County resident, died on Monday, Oct 14, 1985 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.  Rev Ron Greene of Creston officiates the funeral service, with interment following at the Creston Cemetery.  On Oct 16, 1901, she married Charles S. Mangis at Marlin, WA and the couple made their home here in Lincoln County at Creston, where they raised cattle and farmed wheat, all of their lives.  Mr. Mangis died at Creston in 1974; and Mrs. Mangis moved to Davenport, where she lived in the Cottonwood Apartments for about 15 years.  She served as a member of the Creston Christian Church and CWF, as well as a lifetime member of WCTU.  Survivors include one son, Orville V. Mangis of Clear Lake, WA; two daughters, Lena M Houger of Creston and Zoie McLain of Orosino, CA; 5 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Laura Lull of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  10-17-1985) 

Mangis, Evalena;  (b. 1880; d. 1953; s/w Raleigh A.; listing) “Evalina Mangis. Died: 19 Dec 1953, age 73, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Luke Hale. Mother: Mary Ann Irving.”  (WA State Death Records); “Mr. R. A. Mangis and Miss Eva Hale were married at Creston last week, Rev S. A. Woods officiating. The young people are well known in Creston, the bride being the daughter of Mr. Luke Hale, who lives north of Creston, and the groom is a son of Mr. Henry Mangis, until recently in business at Creston.” (LCT: 3-17-1903)

Mangis, Frank H.; (b. 4-09-1892; d. 6-16-1962; WW I; listing)

Mangis, Fred;  (b. 1894; d. 1967; listing)  (Edit: “Fred A. Mangis, pioneer Creston rancher, complained to officers this week that Thel Reed, Creston, came to his place early Wednesday, hit him over the head with some weapon and when he regained consciousness he found that he had been beaten badly. Dr J. F. Poynter treated the injured man. A justice court warrant, charging Reed with second degree assault was issued. When Deputy Sheriff Charles E. McCaffery went to Creston he could not locate Reed, reported to have left for Idaho.”  (Odessa Record: 6-03-1937) “Fred A. Mangis.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. A member of the Wilbur Grange. Past Master of Wilson Grange. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Sigurd Mangis, at the home, Wilbur, WA; 3 sons, Gerald Mangis, Moses Lake, WA; Jess Mangis, Creston, WA; Gale R. Mangis, Chatsworth, CA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lorene Brown, Creston; Mrs. Doris Douglas, Almira; Mrs. Ethel Sterett, Davenport, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Barnhart, Wenatchee, WA; Mrs. Nora Golliher, Entiat, WA; Mrs. Macel De Beaumont, Walla Walla; 19 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec 22 at 1 p.m. from the Creston Christian Church, Rev Kenneth Scott officiating. Interment Creston, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-21-1967)

Mangis, Henry;  (b. 1846; d. 8-05-1913; h/o Lorinda; listing) “Henry Mangis. Died: 5 Aug 1913, age 67, Everett, Snohomish Co, WA. Father: Henry Mangis. Mother: Lorenda Barnett.” (WA State Death Records);

Mangis, James E.;  (b. 1858; d. 1938; s/w Alice G.; listing) “James E. Mangis. Died: 25 Nov 1938, age 80, Entiat, Chelan Co, WA. Father: James Mangis. Mother: Mary Cole.” (WA State Death Records);

-Mangis, Jess:  (unconfirmed; added; 1923-2007);  “Memorial service for Jess Mangis, 83, of Creston, will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan 15, at the Creston Christian Church. Mr. Mangis died Jan 6, 2007 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. Born May 29, 1923, in Creston, he described March 16, 1947, as the ‘happiest day of my life’ when he married his soul mate, Frances Page. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.  He farmed for 32 years, retiring in 1978. For the next 10 years he was an insurance agent for the Farm Bureau. Additionally, he helped start Wheatland Bank in Davenport, presided as the board chairman for Lincoln Hospital, was elected chairman for the Lincoln Hospital Endowment Fund, served on the Creston Alumni Board and Endowment Fund Board, the Creston Cemetery Board and Endowment Fund Board, as well as various community, county and state activities.  He was an active member of Creston Christian Church for more than 60 years. Preceding his death were his parents, Fred and Mae Mangis, brother Jerry, sisters Doris Douglas and Ethel Sterett. Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Sandy Goin (and Hugh) of Creston, and Shary Silflow (and Gary) of Lewiston, Idaho; grandchildren Clay Goin (and Rachel), Lori Goin, Jami Silflow (and fiancé Preston), and Jason and Chalice Silflow; great grandchildren…; sister Lorene Brown of Creston; and many nieces and nephews.  Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-11-2007) 

Mangis, Loren S.;  (b. 3-22-1903; d. 3-02-1905; listing)

Mangis, Lorinda C.;  (b. 1852; d. 7-09-1898; age 46 yr 1 mo 19 days; w/o Henry; listing) “Lorinda Mangis.  #348. Died July 9, 1898 at Creston; File contains her will. Heirs were shown as: Henry, spouse, 52; Olie F, son, 24; Chas, son, 21; Rolla A., son, 18; William, son, 4; Ada, daughter, 16; Enie, daughter, 14; Rella, daughter, 12. Olie Mangis’ address was shown as Moscow (Bluestem), Lincoln Co, WA; the others were of Creston.” (Lincoln Co Superior Court: probate file notes #348)

Mangis, Mae; (b. 1897; d. 1952; listing)

Mangis, Melvan L.;  (b. 11-11-1909; d. 3-25-1966; WW II; listing) “Melvin L (Spud) Mangis.—A resident of Elmira, WA. Formerly of Creston, WA. A veteran of WW II. A member of the VFW Post No. 6268, Wilbur, WA. Survived by 3 nieces, Mrs. Cora Bowman, Wilbur, Miss Jennie Flessner, Moses Lake, WA; Mrs. Erma Luxem, Mt Vernon, WA. Funeral service Monday March 28 at 2 p.m. in the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA. Interment Creston Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 3-27-1966)

Mangis, Mildred M. Dunning;  (b. 1908; d. 2000; s/w Orville V.; headstone set, not on roster; listing)  “Funeral services for Mildred M. Mangis, 91, are scheduled today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with the Rev Mark Egertson officiating. Burial will be in the Creston Cemetery.  Mrs. Mangis died Oct 9, 2000 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.  Born Nov 25, 1908 in Creston to William and Mabel (Chapin) Dunning, she grew up there and graduated from Creston High School in 1926. She earned a teaching degree and taught rural school in the surrounding area, including Wilson Creek, Creston and Hunters.  She married Orville Mangis in Wilson Creek on Aug 15, 1931. The couple operated a cattle ranch in Wilson Creek before returning to Creston to live and run the Mangis ranch until they retired in the 1970s. They moved to the Clear Lake and Spokane area, where they lived until moving to Davenport in 1992.  Besides her husband at the home, she leaves a son, Gary and Eilene Mangis of Creston;  three grandchildren, Kirk Mangis, Katleen Shirley and Klay Mangis; and five great grandchildren.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 10-12-2000);

Mangis, Orville V.;  (b. 1909; d. no date; s/w Mildred M.; listing) “Orville V. Mangis. Died: 12-23-2004, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 7-10-1909. Last Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.”  (SS Death Index);

Mangis, Raleigh A.;  (b. 1879; d. 1954; s/w Evalena; listing) “Raleigh Arthur Mangis. Died: 29 April 1954, age 74, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Henry Mangis. Mother: Lorinda.” (WA State Death Records);

Mangis, William;  (b. 1893; d. 1978; listing)  “William ‘Bill’ Mangis died Aug 3, 1978 at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport. He was born in 1893 at Creston as the youngest of a pioneer family.  He served in the US Navy during WW I and returned to the home of his brother, the late Charles Mangis, at Creston. Bill lived his working years in logging and mining camps in Washington and Idaho. He retired in a cabin on the Columbia River at Bingen, WA to fish and hunt. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Local relatives: Orville Mangis, Creston; Lena Houger, Creston; Zoie Swienton, Davenport; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Mangis, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 8-10-1978); 

Marquardt, Donald F.;  (b. 10-24-1922; d. 10-05-1972; US Army WW II; listing) “Donald Marquardt. Died: Oct 1972.”  (SS Death Index);

Marquardt, Herman A.;  (b. 1871; d. 1940; listing)

Marquardt, Isabella B.;  (b. 1891; d. 1935; listing)

Marquardt, Theodore G. ‘Teddy’;  (c. 1895; d. 1935; listing)   Ted John Marquardt, 67, was buried Dec 31, 1962 at Creston Cemetery. Ted was born at Redwood Falls, MN on March 13, 1895, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marquardt. They located near Telford in 1907. He served in the US Marines in WW I and was discharged in 1918. He married Isabel Darlington at Providence, RI, that year and returned to farm in the Creston area. His wife died in 1935. In 1962 he was married to Mrs. Jessica Jacobson at Walla Walla. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-03-1963) “Theodore Marquette. Died:  23 Mar 1991; age 37; Creston Cemetery .” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger); Ted John Marquardt, 67, was buried Dec 31, 1962 at Creston Cemetery. Ted was born at Redwood Falls, MN on March 13, 1895, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marquardt. They located near Telford in 1907. He served in the US Marines in WW I and was discharged in 1918. He married Isabel Darlington at Providence, RI, that year and returned to farm in the Creston area. His wife died in 1935. In 1962 he was married to Mrs. Jessica Jacobson at Walla Walla. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-03-1963)

Marshall, Frank;  (b. 1890; d. 1974; listing) “Frank William Marshall. Died: 10-31-1974.  Birth: 10-10-1890, IL. Widowed. Father: William George Marshall. Mother: Alice Sweatman. Buried: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card.)  “Funeral services were held Saturday in Davenport for Frank W Marshall, who died here Oct 31, 1974. Marshall, who was born in Illinois in 1890, was buried in the Creston Cemetery. Marshall came west in 1911 with his family and settled near Creston, where he farmed until moving to Davenport several years ago. His wife of more than 50 years, Mamie, died in 1971. Survivors include a brother George, in Everett, and two sisters, Hazel Tyson, Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Emily Abbott, Davenport, and several nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  11-07-1974) 

Marshall, Jessie Mamie;  (b. 1890; d. 1971; listing) “Jessie May Marshall. Died: 11-03-1971. Birth: 12-31-1890, Canada.  Spouse: Frank Marshall. Father: Edward E Taylor. Mother: Esabella J. Walting. Buried: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Marshall, infant;  (d. 1916; listing) “Male Marshall. Died: 13 Feb 1916, infant, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Frank William Marshall. Mother: Jessie May Taylor.” (WA State Death Records);

Mattox, Linnea E.;  (b. 1937; d. 1998; s/w Raymond A.; listing)  “Linnea Ella Mattox. Died: 7-22-1998. Birth: 4-22-1937, Seattle. Spouse: Raymond Mattox. Father: Cleveland Anderson. Mother: Lou.  Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Linnea Ella Mattox passed away July 22, 1998 in Davenport. She was 61.  Graveside service was held Monday afternoon at the Creston Cemetery. She was born in Seattle and went to school in Edmonds. She attended New Life Center and was a member of both the Fraternal Order of Police and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Guild. She also served as guild secretary. Mrs. Mattox is survived by her husband Raymond at their home in Davenport; two sons, Raymond Mattox Jr. and Donald Mattox, both of Everett; two daughters, DeeAnn Edwards and Nora Mattox, both of Creston; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Lawrence Anderson of Davenport and Gordon Anderson of Leavenworth. She was preceded in death by one sister, June Harris, and her mother-in-law, Gertrude Woodhull. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport wasin charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-30-1998)

Mattox, Raymond A.;  (b. 1932; d. no date; s/w Linnea E.; listing)

May, Theodore M. ‘Monk’;  (b. 1902; d. 1974; listing) “Theodore May. Died: Nov 1974, Spokane, WA. Birth: 8-02-1902.” (SS Death Index); “Theodore M May.— Spokane , WA , former Lincoln , WA . Survived by his wife, Mrs. Marian May, at the home; 2 sons, Robert May, San Diego, CA; Norman May, Dayton, WA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Betti Bettencourt, Spokane; Mrs. Edna Armstrong, Yuba, CA; one brother, Mason May, Arlington, WV; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Services will be held Thursday, Nov 7 at 2 p.m. at the Creston, WA, Cemetery. The Rev James Farrell officiating. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 11-07-1974)

May, Almeda F McDowell;  (b. 1907; d. 1964; listing)  “Almeda Faye May.  Died: 6-19-1964. Birth: 1-14-1907, MO.  Father: Lafe Brown; Mother: Unknown. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA. (Also shown as:  Father: Lafe Green; Mother: Mary Dean.” (Lincoln County Health death card with edit attached);

McDowell, Elmer L.;  (b. 1927; d. 1975; listing) “Elmer McDowell. Died: June 1975, Kennewick, WA. Birth: 4-20-1927.” (SS Death Index); “Elmer (Bud) McDowell.—Passed away June 12 in Kennewick , his home. He is survived by his wife, Nellie; 2 sons, Alvin and Wesley McDowell, both of Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. John Couger, Brewster, WA; 3 brothers, Ken, Tacoma; Bill McDowell, Davenport; Wayne McDowell, Creston, WA; 3 sisters, Alta Hall, Creston; Selma Buchanan, Davenport; Bonnie Owens, Greenacres; 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church . Memorial services will be held Wednesday June 25, at 10 a.m. at Muller Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick . Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. in Creston , WA .” (Spokesman Review: 6-24-1975; scrapbook obit)

McDowell, Ernest M.; (b. 3-26-1894; d. 12-09-1917; Battery F. 346 FA; listing) “Ernest McDowell. Died: 9 Dec 1917, age 23, Dupont, Pierce Co, WA. Father: Wm H. Mcdowell. Mother: not shown.” (WA State Death Records);

McDowell, Eva May;  (b. 1869; d. 1946; s/w William H; listing) “Eva May McDowell.  #267.  Ordered by Roy S McDowell. Death: 10-20-1946 at 11 a.m. in Creston.  Funeral: 10-23-1946 at Creston Christian Church, E. T. Mitchell, clergyman.  Interment: 10-23-1946 at Creston.  Age: 77 yrs 0 mo 20 days. Widow. Birthplace: MN; Father: Frank Hanes/ Hams.  Resident here: 57 years. Certifying physician: J E Anderson.” (Strates)

McDowell, John;  (no marker; listing) ? “Sunday afternoon while playing with other children on a bluff near his home, a few miles northwest of Creston, the seven years old son of W H McDowell fell over the brink, landing on his head some fifteen feet below. The base of the bluff was strewn with sharp fragments of rocks, which cut and crushed the skull in a fearful manner, driving the fragments of bone in upon the brain. His neck was also wrenched, though not dislocated.—Creston News.” (Citizen: 10-30-1903) “The little son of W A McDowell, while playing on the edge of a cliff near his home, southeast of Creston, Sunday evening last, fell over and landed on the jagged rocks below, crushing his skull in a terrible manner. He died Monday morning without regaining consciousness.” (LCT: 10-27-1903)

McDowell, Roy S.;  (b. 1900; d. 1957; listing)

McDowell, William H.;  (b. 1864; d. 1939; s/w Eva May; listing) “William Henry McDowell. #19.  Death: 11-06-1939 at 9 p.m. at Creston.  Funeral: 11-09-1939 at Creston. Interment: 11-09-1939 at 1 p.m. at Creston.  Age: 76 yrs 8 mos. Married. Birthplace: Wisconsin. Certifying Physician: Dr Pollock.” (Strates) 

McDowell, infant;  (no marker; listing)

McKay, A Loretta;  (b. 1913; d. 1988; s/w Donald F Sr.; listing) “Anna L McKay. Died: 26 Aug 1988, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Aged: 75. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #021539);

McKay, Dennis L.;  (b. 1936; d. 1999; funeral marker; listing) “Dennis L. McKay. Died: Feb 6, 1999, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 6-04-1936.” (SS Death Index);

McKay, Donald F. Sr.;  (b. 1910; d. 1998; s/w Donald F Jr.; listing)  “Donald Jr. McKay. Died: July 17, 1998. Birth: Nov 22, 1910, Creston, WA. Spouse: Widowed, name not given; Father: Donald Fredrick McKay, Sr.; Mother: Sarah Stambaugh. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 

McKay, Donald F. Jr.;  (b. 10-19-1932; d. 5-06-1985; US Navy Korea; listing) “Donald F. McKay. Died: 18 May 1985, age 60, Camas, WA. Residence: Clark, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #010752)

McKay, Donald Frederick; (b. 1854; d. 1942; listing) * “Donald F. McKay is one of the earliest pioneers of the territory now included in Lincoln County. 1880 is the year in which he wended his way into the then uninhabited region and selected a homesite three miles southwest of where Creston now stands. It was difficult to make a living on the land in those days and he had to go out to other places to earn money to buy provisions. Mr. McKay was born in Ontario, Canada.  His father, a native of Scotland, learned the trade of stone cutting. While our subject was still an infant, he was left fatherless and soon thereafter his mother died also. Being without funds, he had to work for a living even as a boy and have very little opportunity to attend school.  In 1892, Mr .McKay married Miss Ida R. Wonch, a resident of Medical Lake, and her death occurred in 1901.  The second marriage of Mr. McKay was consummated when Sarah M. Stambaugh, of Creston, became his wife. They have been leaders in their community since.” (Wilbur Register: Golden Jubilee: June 1939) 

McKay, Douglas Barry;  (d. May 1943; s/w J. H. & H. M.; listing) “McKay, Douglas Barry; b. 5-03-1943;  Aged: 3 days; d. 5-06-1943; Father: John Howard McKay.  Mother: Helen Marie Johnson. Burial:  Creston Cem.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Douglas Barry McKay. Male, white, 3 day infant. Birthplace: Wilbur, WA. Father: John Howard McKay, born Creston, WA. Mother: Helen Marie Johnson, born Elma, Montana. Informant: John H. McKay, Creston, WA. Removal: May 6, 1943. Burial: Creston, WA. Funeral Director: none (parents), Creston, WA. Death: May 6, 1943, at Johnston Hospital, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Usual Residence: parents at Creston, WA. Cause of death: icterus Neonatorum, 3 days duration. Signed: Glen M. Yount, MD, Wilbur, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Certificate of Death)

McKay, Helen M.;  (b. 1918; d. no date; s/w John H.; listing)

McKay, Ida Rosa;  (b. 1869; d. 1901; w/o D. F.; listing)

McKay, Infant;  (d. 12-02-1945; c/o John & Helen; listing) “Baby McKay. #236. Ordered by J H McKay.  Death: 12-03-1945 at Spokane. Funeral: Creston. Interment: Creston. Age: Stillborn. Father: J H McKay.” (Strates)

McKay, Infant;  (d. 3-11-1949; s/w above infant; listing)

McKay, John;  (b. 1918; d. 1993; listing) “John H. McKay. Died: 12 Nov 1993, Lincoln Co, WA. Age: 75. Residence: Lincoln Co.” (WA State Death Index);

McKay, John Howard;  (b. 1918; d. 1993;  s/w Helen M.; listing) “John Howard McKay.  Died: 11-12-1993. Birth: 1-18-1918, WA.  Spouse: Helen Marie Johnson. Father: Donald F. McKay. Mother: Sarah Stambaugh. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

McKay, Sarah Margaret;  (b. 1874; d. 1957; listing) “Sarah Margaret McKay. Died: 17 June 1957, age 82, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Isaiah Stanbaugh (sic); Mother: Mary Matilda Smith.” (WA State Death Records);

McMurray, Wm Robert IV;  (b. 6-17-1975; d. 9-17-1993; listing)

McQuistion, -  (no marker; listing)

McRae, Malcolm J.;  (b. 1899; d. 1975; listing)  “Malcolm Jessie McRae.  Died: 12-13-1975. Birth: 10-29-1899, Canada. Divorced. Father: John Malcolm McRae. Mother: Ida M Welch.  Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 

Milliken, Eva G.;  (b. 6-16-1900; d. 2-13-1969; s/w Harry E.; listing) “Eva G. Milliken. Died: 13 Feb 1969, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #004957)“Eva G. Milliken.—Her home, Creston, WA. Survived by her husband, Harry B. Milliken at the home; three sons, Robert E. Milliken, Coulee Dam, WA; Merle J. Milliken, Tacoma,WA; Thomas F. Milliken, Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Morey, Creston, WA; 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services Tuesday, Feb 18, 11 a.m., Creston Christian Church, Rev Roger Otis Kuhrt officiating. Interment Creston Cemetery, Robertson Funeral Home,Wilbur , WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-18-1969; scrapbook item)

Milliken, Harry E.;  (b. 8-28-1897; d. 1975; s/w Eva G; listing) “Harry Earl Milliken. Died: 1-05-1975. Birth: 8-28-1897, WA. Spouse: Esther L. Billingsley. Father: Earl Milliken. Mother: Margaret Stambaugh. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Harry E. Milliken.—His home Creston,WA. Survived by his wife, Esther L. Milliken at the home; 3 sons, Robert E. Milliken, Coulee Dam, WA; Merle J. Milliken, Spanaway, WA; and Thomas F. Milliken, Spokane, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Helen) Morey, Creston, WA; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Watson, Diamond Lake, WA; two stepsons, Marion and Elmer Arneson, both of Creston, WA; 2 brothers, Donald and John McKay, both Creston, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Neva Hedrick, Creston, WA; Mrs. Ina Larson, Choteau, MT; and Mrs. Estella Nielson, Leberg, OR; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan 8 at 11 a.m. from the Creston Christian Church, the Rev James M Farrell officiating. Interment Creston, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1-15-1975, scrapbook item)

Milliken, Baby boy;  (d. 4-19-1924; listing)

Mitchell, Devee E.;  (b. 1916; d. no date; empty; listing)

Mitchell, Donald E.;  (b. 1892; d. 1910; shared with ** listing)

Mitchell, Ernest I.;  (b. 1883; d. 1971; listing) “Ernest Mitchell. Died: Oct 1971. Birth: 27 May 1883. Last Residence: Yucaipa, San Bernardina Co, CA.” (SS Death Index);    {“Mr. and Mrs. Richard White, both deceased, were pioneers of Wilbur and the only residents ever to have triplet children attend this school. They are Leo White, Mrs. Jack McNeil and Mrs. Sam Blair. Leo was wounded in service during the world war. Mrs. Ernest Mitchell of Creston is another daughter.”  (Wilbur Golden Jubilee: June 1939)} 

Mitchell, Ethel;  (b. 1886; d. 1955; listing)

Mitchell, L. Eugene;  (b. 1879; d. 1906; shared with ** listing)

Mitchell, Minnie B.;  (b. 1889; d. 1909; shared with ** listing) “Miss Minnie Mitchell of Creston died the 23rd of March, 1909. She was 12 years old and had recently underwent two surgical operations for different ailments.”  (Citizen: 4-02-1909)

Mitchell, O. Allen;  (b. 1853; d. 1937; shared with ^; listing) “Oren Allen Mitchell. Died: 12-04-1937. Father: Abe Mitchell. Mother: Unknown. Buried: Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Mitchell, R. Lutitia;  (b. 1857; d. 1944; shared with ^; listing) “Mrs. Rachel Mitchell.  #165.  Death: 1-20-1944 at Creston.  Funeral: 1-23-1944 at Creston. Burial: 1-23-1944. Age: 86 yrs 5 mos 2 days. Widowed.” (Strates) “Rachel Letitia Mitchell. Died: 1-20-1944. Birth: 8-18-1857, IA.  Spouse: Oren Mitchell. Father: __ Bales. Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Creston, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card.)

Mitchell, Richard;  (baby; no marker; **  listing)

Mitchell, Robert E.;  (b. 1916; d. 1946; listing) “Robert E. Mitchell.  #277. Ordered by E. T. Mitchell.  Death: 12-11-1946 at Chanute Field, Illinois.  Funeral: 12-17-1946 at Christian Church in Creston.  Rev Holbig, McQuery. Burial: 12-17-1946 at 2 p.m. at Creston.  Age: 30. Married. Occupation: US Army.  Father: Ernest T. Mitchell.  Cause of death: Airplane Accident.” (Strates)

Moe, Adeline E.;  (b. 1900; d. 1993; s/w Julius E.;  listing) “Adeline E. Moe. Died: 6-30-1993, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Birth: 10-28-1900.” (SS Death Index);

Moe, Jens A.;  (b. 1848; d. 1904; s/w Lena P; listing)

Moe, Julius E.;  (b. 1876; d. 1960; s/w Adeline E.; listing) “Julius E. Moe. Died: 31 July 1960, age 83, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Jens Moe. Mother: Elena Peterson.”  (WA State Death Records);

Moe, Lena P.;  (b. 1850; d. 1939; s/w Jens A.; listing) “Lena P. Moe. Died: 17 Sept 1939, age 88, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Elling Peterson. Mother: Christina Solberg.” (WA State Death Records); " Graveside services were held yesterday morning at the cemetery for Mrs. Lena Moe, former resident of Creston but of late years living in Spokane with a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Greenwood.  Although not well for several years, Mrs. Moe's death was due to shock sustained when she fell and broke the large bone in one leg just below the hip.  The accident happened Friday evening as she was preparing to go to her room for the night, death occurring Sunday morning.  Mrs. Moe would have been 89 years old Friday.  She was born in Norway, coming to this country with her parents when 11 years of age.  The family settled in Minnesota, where she married Jens Moe when 21 year old.  In 1902 the family came to Creston.  Mr. Moe and sons having previously made a trip here and bought a farm south of the Butte.  In 1924 Mrs. Moe left Creston, making her home with her son, Fred at Davenport and later with the daughter.  Surviving are 5 sons, Julius, Spokane; Fred, Yakima; Elmer, Wallace; Theodore, Reding, California; and Peter, Raymond; and 4 daughters, Mrs. Anna Folts, Torrance, California; Mrs. Ruth Greenwood, Pendleton; Mrs. Jessie Greenwood Spokane; and Mrs. Helen Greenwood, Creston; besides grand-children and great grand-children.  Four of the children, Julius, Anna, Peter and Theodore, were unable to attend the funeral.  Others attending were Lester Greenwood, Mrs. Julius Moe and mother, L. C. Greenwood, Spokane; Bert Pratt and son, George, Steptoe; Mrs. Helen Haynes and son, Pinne City; Mrs. Fred Moe Yakima.  Although having little formal education Mrs. Moe was well versed  in Knowledge of the Masters of literature, art and music and could quote at length from many poems and from the bible.  She also kept up with current events until the last few years.  She was a life long member of the Lutheran church.  Thus passes a grand character and leaves the world richer for her presence in it. ( Davenport Times-Tribune, Sep 21, 1939) Submitted by Barbara Curtis

Moe, Peter S.;  (b. 1880; d. 1957; s/w Cordelia; listing) “Peter Solberg Moe. Died: 6 Sept 1957, age 77.”  (WA State Death Records);

Moe, Cordelia; (b. 1895; d. 1953; s/w Peter S.; listing)

Moe, Infant;  (no dates; listing)

Moody, Jonathan;  (b. 1-12-1829; d. 1-17-1906; listing)

Moody, Baby & wife;  (no marker; listing) 

Moody, Mabel L.;  (b. 1882; d. 1945; listing) “Mabel L. Moody. Died: 15 Sept 1945, age 63, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Appollos Hesseltine. Mother: Elva Cain. Spouse: Elmer Moody.”  (WA State Death Records);

Morey, Helen G.;  (b. 1921; d. 1988; s/w Leslie J.; listing)  “Helen Gladys Morey. Died: 1-11-1988, Spokane, WA. Spouse: Leslie Morey. Burial: Creston Cemetery, Creston, WA.”  (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

Morey, Leslie J.;  (b. 1911; d. 1994; s/w Helen G.; listing) “Leslie J Morey. Died: 10-02-1994, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 1-03-1911. Last Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);

Morgan, Baby Boy;  (no dates; s/o A C Morgan; listing)

Morgan, Baby Girl;  (no dates; d/o A C Morgan; listing)

Morrison, -;  (no marker; listing) 



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).

Malden:  “Taken Up—At my place, four miles northeast of Creston, one bay horse, probably two years old, left hind foot white, small spot in face, no visible brand. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges. V. C. Malden, Creston, Wash.” (LCT: 1-27-1899)

Mangis:  Mr. Mangis has moved his goods over to his new store. He has transformed his feed barn into a fine looking merchandise store.” (LCT: 3-08-1901)

Mangis:  “Marriage Return. License date: 10-20-1904. Groom: George W. Mangis, 29, white, res. Creston, b. TN, farmer.  Father: James Mangis; Mother: Marthy Lane.  Bride: Lulu Barnhart, age 20, white, res. Creston; b. MN. Father: Lorenzo Barnhart; Mother: Sarah Stevens. Marriage: Oct 23, 1904 at Creston, Wash. W. H. Howard, JP. Witnesses: Ashley Barnhart, Creston, Wash; Ada Blaisdell, Creston, Wash.” (Lincoln Co Auditor)

Mangis:  “Mr. R. A. Mangis and Miss Eva Hale were married at Creston last week, Rev S. A. Woods officiating. The young people are well known in Creston, the bride being the daughter of Mr. Luke Hale, who lives north of Creston, and the groom is a son of Mr. Henry Mangis, until recently in business at Creston.” (LCT:3-17-1903)

Marine:  R. W. Marine, Creston druggist and justice of the peace, Monday was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail and fined $500, after he pleaded guilty before Justice F H McDermott to selling intoxicating liquor. Officers arrested Mr. Marine at Creston Saturday, it being alleged that he was selling tincture of sweet orange, a beverage which is said to be 83 per cent alcohol. Reports from Creston stat that a delegation from that place will appear before county officers to ask that the jail sentence be suspended if Mr. Marine pays his fine.” (Citizen: 3-16-1923)

Martin:  James Barbre, Jr., attended the wedding of Gwendalyn Simons and Thomas Martin, at Creston, Dec 23.” (Citizen: 1-10-1941)

May:  Jens Andrew Mae quietly passed away at his home in Creston the morning of Dec 11, from heart failure, says the Creston News. He had been in Washington for two years.” (Citizen: 12-30-1904)

McKay:  * “Donald F. McKay is one of the earliest pioneers of the territory now included in Lincoln County. 1880 is the year in which he wended his way into the then uninhabited region and selected a homesite three miles southwest of where Creston now stands. It was difficult to make a living on the land in those days and he had to go out to other places to earn money to buy provisions. Mr. McKay was born in Ontario, Canada.  His father, a native of Scotland, learned the trade of stone cutting. While our subject was still an infant, he was left fatherless and soon thereafter his mother died also. Being without funds, he had to work for a living even as a boy and have very little opportunity to attend school.  In 1892, M.r McKay married Miss Ida R. Wonch, a resident of Medical Lake, and her death occurred in 1901.  The second marriage of Mr. McKay was consummated when Sarah M Stambaugh, of Creston, became his wife. They have been leaders in their community since.” (Wilbur Register: Golden Jubilee)  Donald McKay was born July 16, 1854, son of John and Mary (Farres) McKay. Donald and Sarah have one child, Ina Ruth. (details from 1904 History of Big Bend-p. 307)

McShane:  Mrs. Sadie McShane of Keller was buried from the Sacred Heart church at Wilbur Monday with the Rev A. A. Joda conducting the services. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nee, she was born in Creston, where her parents were among the earlier settlers. She married Hugh McShane. She was survived by at least six daughters. (poor copy, Odessa Record: 7-26-1945)

Miller:  “Thomas Carter left last Friday morning for Sunrise, Oregon, where he was married on Dec 15 to Miss Sarah Miller at the home of her parents in that place. Miss Miller lived in Creston for a year or so, says the News.” (LCT: 12-15-1903)

Miller:  William Miller, Creston, severed the artery in his wrist Tuesday while chopping wood and was suffering exhaustion, due to loss of blood, before he reached medical aid.” (Odessa Record: 10-15-1926)

Milliken:  E. E. Milliken, publisher of ‘The Truth’, a little religious monthly issued at Creston, mention of which was made a few weeks ago, made us a pleasant call a few days since.” (LCT: 6-15-1894) “The Times is in receipt of ‘The Truth Teacher,’ a small mimeograph sheet of eight pages, issued at Creston, just west of Davenport, by E. E. Milliken. It is in the nature of a Seventh Day Adventist tract, of populistic tendency, so far as it deals with politics. It is a genuine novelty both in appearance and literary character.” (LCT: 5-04-1894)

Mitchell:  “The Creston community sale Saturday sponsored by the community club was a great success, judging from the number of people and cars there. All sorts of articles were offered for sale by ‘Sandy’ Keith, auctioneer, including livestock, machinery and furniture.  The entire blacksmithing outfit of the Mitchell shop was sole. For 25 years C. A. Mitchell worked in his shop until failing health and age forced him to retire, some years ago. Since then only seasonal work has been done in the shop.  It will be torn down and hauled away soon. The land on which it stands has been bought by James Stratton.”  (Odessa Record:  7-01-1937) 

Morrison:  “Judge C. H. Neal, judge of the superior court of this district, has appointed Dr L. Lewis of Wilbur, administrator of the estate of his brother, Judge J. A. Lewis, who was murdered last December near Almira. He also appointed Mrs. Morrison of Creston, sister of Mrs. Lewis, who was also murdered at the same time of her husband, administratrix of her deceased sister’s part of the estate.” (LCT: 2-17-1903)


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