Davenport Catholic Cemetery Obituaries M through Z
Submitted by Marge Womach
Founded in 1901 it is located in the SW 1/4 Sec 20 T25 R37 west of
Mountain View Cemetery, it is arrived at by the Mountain View Cemetery Road.
Maloney, Patrick (of Rocklyn) d. Dec 25, 1930; age 65 yrs; born: Ireland; Burial: Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger)
Martin, Catherine (TS) b. Apr 5, 1845; d. Apr 17, 1903; pillar stone
McDonald, Van (of Davenport) d. Feb 17, 1936; 86 yrs; senility; Born: not known; Burial: Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger)
Morrow, Philip (TS) (of Davenport) d. June 24, 1924; 28 yrs; cause: killed in accident; born: WA; buried: Davenport Catholic Cemetery (Source: St Francis Catholic ledger) “Phillip Morrow, age 28, of Davenport, died Tuesday at Pasco as a result of injuries received when the scaffolding he was standing on with two other workmen gave way and he fell 50 feet from the top of the city water tank. His left leg and left arm were broken and he suffered internal injuries. He was rushed to a Pasco hospital and died two hours after the accident. Mr. Morrow left here about three weeks ago with the Chicago Bridge & Iron Works crew which erected the new Davenport water tank. He had lived here for about 10 years, and had worked for the past few years on the Lee Spining farm, south of town. Little is known about Mr. Morrow before coming to Davenport, but he is said to be survived by a brother and perhaps a sister. The brother is thought to be in Spokane and friends here are trying to locate him. The body will be brought here tonight and funeral services will be held Friday under auspices of Clinton S Brown post No 46, American Legion, of which Mr. Morrow was a member.” (Davenport Times-Tribune-June 26, 1924)
Murphy, Mrs. Emma (TS) (of Davenport) d. Feb 16, 1933; 64 yrs; (wife of Joseph) (death unexpected at the time) Buried Davenport Catholic Cem. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger) Shared tombstone with David J. Murphy. Emma was born in 1868 and died in 1933.
Murphy, David Joe (TS) (of Davenport) d. Jan 29, 1939; 73 yrs; pneumonia; Born: AL. Burial: Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger) Tombstone is a shared stone with Emma J. David was born in 1865, died 1939.
Murphy, Mary Helen (TS) d/o Emma and D J Murphy, b. Dec 9, 1902; d. Oct 2, 1914; (tombstone is 20 inches with a lamb)
Murphy, William C. : “William C. Murphy died at the home of his son,
John C. Murphy, in Davenport, Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 1908. The deceased was
a native of the county of Cork, Ireland and was 86 years of age the 26th
of last February. He came to the state of Massachusetts in 1844, and for 67
years followed the trade of shoemaker. Three years ago, he came to Davenport and
made his home with his son. For several months he had been ailing, but shortly
before his death seemed to be improving. When death came it was not expected and
the soul left the body without a physical pain or tremor. Mr. Murphy was one of
those sons of Erin, who always had a pleasant greeting for his friends and they
were many. He leaves three grown children; John C., a resident of Davenport;
another son in Davenport, Iowa, superintendent of the electric lines in that
city and daughter, Mary J. in Galesburg, IL. Funeral services will be held in the
Catholic Church tomorrow with the Rev Father O’Brien officiating.”
(Davenport Tribune-July 9, 1908)
Neff, Antone W. (TS) Tombstone shows b. Sept 11, 1913; d. May 24,
1945; Washington PFC 306 INF-WW II. Burial
in the Davenport Catholic Cemetery did not occur until July 9, 1949, per the
records of Bumgarner’s Funeral Home of Davenport, (records preserved with MAC
in Spokane. ) “Relatives in
Neff, Rosalie: (TS) d. 6-11-69, age 97, natural causes. Priest Rompa.
(Davenport Catholic Ledger)
Neff, William (TS) (of Davenport) d. May 28, 1928; 56 yrs; sudden death; born Germany; Buried Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger)
Peck, Mary: d. 2-27-69, age 82; sudden heart attack; Rompa.
(Davenport Catholic Ledger)
Quirk, Jim: Burial
in Sec 1 Block 1 Space 2
Reddy, John (TS) Tombstone reads: Born at Pekenham, Ont., Canada on May 2, 1859. Died June 6, 1903. This is a 3 ft spire near the west driveway. A possible corresponding obituary dated 6-12-1903 reads “John Roudy, aged 20 years, was drowned at Coyote Springs, eight miles northeast of Odessa one afternoon last week. While in swimming he was taken with cramps, and as none of the party with him could swim they were unable to rescue him. His body was recovered later by backing a hack into the creek and grappling from it. The relatives of the unfortunate boy live in Nebraska.”
Reiland, Josephine: Burial in Sec 5 Blk 2 Lot 1 Space 1
Reiland, Katherine: Burial
in Sec 5 Block 2 Lot 1 Space 2
Reiland, William (TS) “William Beiland
died at his home near Rocklyn, Jan 20, 1907, and was buried at Mountain View
Cemetery (error) Jan 22, 1907. He was 80 years and 4 months old and had spent
his long life of usefulness by always performing the duty nearest at hand. The
funeral services were conducted by Father O’Brien from the Catholic Church. A
number of relatives and a host of friends paid their last respects to him who
had done much good during his life. We could not get a more extended notice of
his life for this week.” (LCT)
Sarasin, Joseph (TS) (of Davenport) d. May 1, 1925; age 75; cause: senility; buried Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (1850-1925) (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger)
Savelesky, _______ (TS) Marble Cross at grave, no data, could represent the grave of Cynthia.
Savelesky, Cynthia (TS) Shared tombstone with Henry Savelesky,
“Infant daughter, Cynthia” also
as “baby” in church records.
Savelesky, Henry: (TS) d. 3-19-66; 60 yrs; cirrhosis of liver;
Priest Dugan; (Davenport Catholic Ledger) “Funeral services were held here
Tuesday for Henry L. Savelesky, masonry worker here for 38 years, who died at
Lincoln Hospital. Father William
Dugan conducted the service Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic church.
The rosary was Monday evening at the Strate Funeral Home. Interment was at the Davenport Catholic Cemetery. The casket
bearers were Joe Adams, William Paul, Donald Larson, Lester Hansen, Leslie
Slater and Ed Remillong. Henry L.
Savelesky was born June 16, 1905, at Hechart Mines, Maryland. He came to
Davenport in 1928 and he and Verna Boleneus were married in 1932. They resided
here ever since. Survivors include
his wife, Verna, at home; eight sons, Paul and Earl, in Seattle; Allen and Henry
at La Mesa, CA; David at Bothell; Melvin, Korea in the army; Michael, Spokane;
Mark at home; two daughters, Dorothy Emry, Portland; Linda Ries, Bothell; two
brothers, John and James in Pennsylvania; two sisters, Alverna Loibel and Mary
Myers in Maryland. (Dav. Times of 3-24-1966)
Savelesky, Verna Pearl (TS) Oct 1, 1908-Nov 26, 1977 Mother. (Records show Verna to be the mother of Fr Mike Savelesky.)
“Verna Savelesky. Funeral
services were held Tuesday, Nov 29, in
Schreder, Mrs. Victor: (TS) Elizabeth “Mrs. Victor Schreder, who was taken ill last April and who has been slowly getting worse ever since, passed away at her home, adjoining town, last Saturday night about 7 o’clock. Last June she was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, where she was treated for several weeks, and the best medical skill enlisted in her behalf, but her malady was incurable, and Saturday night, after long suffering, she passed to the great unknown. She leaves a husband and five little children—two sons and three daughters, ranging in age from 5 to 13 years. The funeral took place Monday forenoon, Sept 28, the services being held in the Catholic church at 10 o’clock, Father Pypers officiating. The women of the ‘Circle’ of which order deceased was a member, were out in a body. Special music for the occasion had been provided, and the services were beautiful and impressive. Mrs. Victor Schreder was born in Leopold, IN, Jan 22, 1866 and was married Nov 10, 1886. In the fall of 1897, accompanied by Mr. Schreder and the family, she arrived in Davenport, and they purchased the farm adjoining town on the southwest, where they built a fine brick residence and had established a beautiful home. Until early last spring she had enjoyed exceptionally good health, but for months she has been quite helpless, and no kindness had been spared by family or friends to bring comfort and cheer to her.” (LCT-Sept 29, 1903) (name appears in burial records as Schroeder) “Mrs. Victor Schroder died at her home in Davenport last Saturday after returning home from Spokane where she had undergone several operations for cancer.” (10-02-1903 Harrington Citizen)
Schreder, Joe: Burial
as Schroeder in Sec 3 Blk 8 Lot 4 Space 5
Schmitz, John: (TS) (appears as Smicht in burial records) 1865-1913
Rock of Ages, Gone But Not Forgotten.
Silkforth: (owned a family lot)
Skelley, Michael (TS) d. April 5, 1905, aged 79 years.
Skene, Roy Patrick (of Lincoln, WA) d. July 21, 1935; 26 yrs; spinal meningitis; Born: WA; Burial: Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger)
Spooner, Mrs. Alglae (of Davenport) d. Jan 16, 1933; 84 yrs;
senility; (Moses deceased); buried Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source St
Francis Catholic Ledger)“Aglace Spooner. Died: 17 Jan 1933,
Spooner, Alphonso: (TS) “With the passing Friday night of Al
Spooner, Davenport lost another link connecting the community with pioneer days.
Alphonso Spooner was born near Saint-Jean-L’Evangelist-deQuebec (Canada),
where he was baptized in 1870. He would there-fore, have been 93 or in his 93rd
year. Mr. Spooner was preceded to this territory by his uncle, Joseph Sarasin,
who came from Quebec by way of California, and in 1870 established a homestead
north of Davenport. Another uncle, Henry, also established a homestead, but
returned to the east after a few years to go to college. Al’s parents had
moved to Minnesota and when his father, Moses Spooner, died there, his mother,
Aglaee Sarsin Spooner, came West with her boys to keep house for her bachelor
brother, Joe Sarsin. Sarsin died in 1926 and Mrs. Spooner in 1933. Al and his
brother Frank lived on the old homestead till a year ago when they were moved
into Spokane. Al spent his last days at Holy Family Nursing Home. Beside Frank,
Al is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Kenmare, ND. There are also
several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was offered here Wednesday at
Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev John O’Brien as celebrant, assisted
by Jeff Remington as lector and St Michael’s choir of Reardan. The burial was
in the family plot at St Mary’s Cemetery, the old Catholic Cemetery, southwest
of Davenport.” (Dav Times-Jan 31, 1963)
Spooner, Frank: (TS) d. 3-02-74, 87 yrs, cause: old
age; (Dav. Catholic Ledger) “Frank Spooner. Died: 3-02-1974. Birth:
2-04-1887, MN. Never married. Father: Moses Spooner. Mother: Agnes Saragan
Springer, baby: Burial in Sec 4 Blk 6 Lot 1 Space 1
Sullivan, Richard B (TS) The broken grave cover reads Born Aug 5, 1905, Died July 15, 1908. “The funeral was held in this city last Friday of Richard B. Sullivan, son of Michael Sullivan of Creston, who was recently kicked by a horse. He was taken to Spokane for treatment but the blow proved fatal and death occurred Wednesday, the little boy having been kicked on Sunday. Michael Sullivan is a brother of Dan Sullivan of this city.” (LCT of July 24, 1908)
Sweeney, James H. (TS) “James H. Sweeney died at the home of his
mother in Crystal City, Thursday morning at eight o’clock, of consumption. The
deceased was born at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Sept 11, 1886 and died Oct 5, 1905.
James had been a sufferer with that dreaded disease since last January, but was
able to be up and as much as his death was taken suddenly Thursday morning with
hemorrhage of the lungs. Besides his mother he leaves two sisters and three
brothers to mourn his death. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery at
Davenport. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent.” (LCT-Oct 13, 1905)
Sweeney, Mrs. Rosina (of Nespelem, WA) d. Jan 27, 1924; 71 y 6 m 23 dy; cause of death: intestinal nephritis; b. Canada; buried: Cath. Cem. Davenport (Source: St Francis Catholic ledger)
Sweeney, William (of Tacoma) d. July 8, 1929; age 28 yrs; Addison’s disease; born: Idaho; unmarried; Burial Davenport Catholic Cemetery. (Source: St Francis Catholic Ledger)
Sweeney, Frank: TS Burial records in Sec 5 Blk 1 Lot 1 Space 5. “The funeral services over the remains of Frank Sweezey of Crystal City, were held in the Episcopal Church of this place Sunday afternoon, Rev Walton conducting the services. The young man was only 20 years of age, cut short in his young manhood by the dreaded white plague consumption. It is a sad blow to the widowed mother, who within a few short years has followed three sons to their last resting place. Frank Sweezey was a very moral, upright young man, and was highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance and their sympathy goes out to the mother in the loss of her son.” (Davenport Times-Tribune of Oct 24, 1907)
Wm: Burial in Sec 2 Block 7
Lot 1 Space 1
William Ifft, publisher of the Davenport Times has kindly consented to the posting
of obituaries, biographies and historic items from the Davenport Times We heartily
thank him for his contribution and support of this project.
Davenport Catholic Cemetery Obituaries, Davenport, Lincoln County,
Washington submitted March 26, 2004 by Marge Womach
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