Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach




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Anderson, Adolph A:  (1897-1897); “died March 5, 1897, aged 11 days” (as per  TS shown in 1974 listing)


Anderson, Albert:   “Albert Anderson; Died: Nov 17, 1944” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) See also: History of Big Bend.


Anderson, Alexander: (d. Jan 1910);  “Although actively engaged in business since early manhood that life has been one strictly honorable and upright and naught can be said by a citizen of this county against the dealings or integrity of Alex Anderson. As a citizen of Blue Earth for more than forty years his kindly face, genial and most companionable ways, his words of wise counsel and good cheer will be pleasant memory to his friends and associates until they too answer the final summons. During the years of his sojourn in Blue Earth he was not only an active member but a prayerful member of the Presbyterian church and ever ready for any duty or obligation that might be exacted. The bereaved widow, son and daughter have the kindly sympathy of this entire community. Long live the memory of that Christian friend and brother, Alex Anderson.”  (LCT:  1-14-1910) 


Anderson, Alfred:  (1896-1896); s/o O & E; .”At Rest. Died a few miles south of town, August 15, of cholera infantum, Alf, infant son of Mr and Mrs Orlander Anderson, aged three months. The remains were followed by sympathizing neighbors and friends to the Davenport Cemetery, where the tiny form was laid to rest. And in truth it is at rest ‘for of such is the kingdom of heaven’.” (LCT: 8-28-1896)  “died Aug 15, 1896, aged 2 mos 19 days” (as per TS shown in 1974 listing)


Anderson, Benjamin Brook: (1886-1904); son of J Waverly & Hannah E;  “While in Davenport last Saturday we learned of the untimely death of Brook Anderson, the sixteen year old son of J W Anderson, deputy county auditor. Brook and some of his school mates were straightening up the gymnasium and in passing the parallel bar Brook chinned it several times, then went and sat down when suddenly without warning he fell to the floor and expired in a few minutes. He was well known in Harrington, this being the former home of the family.  He was the nephew of Mrs Lelia Glascock of this place. Interment was made in Davenport Cemetery Monday.”  (Citizen: 9-23-1904)


Anderson, Dewey Lee: (1899-1927);  “Dewey Lee Anderson. Died: 25 Dec 1927, Harrington, WA.  Birth: 11 April 1899, Harrington, WA. Spouse: Single. Father: Orlando Anderson, born Sweden. Mother: Elizabeth Johns, born PA. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Dewey Anderson died at the home of his  mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson in Harrington, Saturday night, Dec 24, after an illness lasting since the first of last July, when he was brought from Garrison , Montana to Spokane where his case, baffling the best physicians, became widely known among the medical fraternity, none of whom to the number of thirty, could diagnose his ailment. His throat was apparently paralyzed and it was impossible for him to take sufficient nourishment.  The funeral services were held at Harrington Tuesday afternoon at 10 o’clock, at the J. E. Turner chapel, the Rev E. C. Scott officiating. Interment was in the Davenport cemetery, beside his father and a baby brother who preceded him in death. Dewey Lee Anderson was born April 11, 1898, on his father’s homestead a few miles north of Harrington. His first twenty-four years were spent there an din this city where he graduated from high school with the class of 1919 and was active in the athletics of the school and popular among the students.  During the World War he was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Cheney , Washington . The last five years before his final illness were spent ranchi ng in Mont ana . He passed away in young manhood because a disease of the throat baffled the skill of the best physicians.  He leaves of his own family to mourn his loss: his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson and his younger sister, Mabel, residents of this city; two brothers, John and Lloyd, of Garrison , Mo nt ana , and George of Lewiston, Idaho, and another sister, Mrs. Margaret Anderson Furber of Seattle, Washington. All but John and Lloyd were near him in his closing hours. His sister, Mrs. Furber of Seattle has been with him here for the last three weeks.” (Citizen: 12—30-1927)


Anderson, Douglas Richard: (1960-1979); d. 3-18-1979; “Douglas Richard Anderson. Died: 18 March 1979, Davenport, WA.  Father: James R Anderson. Mother: Betty Jo. Wally. Never Married. Birth: 6 March 1960.” (Lincoln Co Health death card; burial not specified)


Anderson, Elizabeth: (1873-1936);  “Elizabeth Ann Anderson. Died: 21 Jan 1936, Harrington, WA.  Birth: 17 Jan 1873, PA. Spouse: Widow; Orlando Anderson, born Sweden.  Father: Jenkins John, born Wales. Mother: Ann Reise, born Wales. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Anderson, Helen M Zeimantz: (1918-1984); w/o Joe Sr;  “Helen Anderson, 66, died last Friday, Nov 23, 1984, at Lincoln Hospital. Born on March 21, 1918 to Frank and Anna Zeimantz, she attended Davenport High School, graduating, and soon after marrying Joe Anderson on April 10, 1938. The couple lived near Spokane until 1958 when they moved back to the Davenport area.  Survivors include her husband, Joe; four sons—Joe Jr, Frank, Lyle and Luke; one daughter, Chris Huffman; her mother, Anna Zeimantz; her sister, Dorothy Zeimantz; and four grandchildren.” Davenport Times: 11-29-1984);  “Helen Marie Anderson. Died: 11-23-1984, Davenport, WA.  Father: Frank Zeimantz. Mother: Anna Spilker. Spouse: Married, Joseph Roy Anderson. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Anderson, Jesse: (d. 9-06-1896); (Davenport City); “Jessie E Anderson; d. 9-06-1896; b. IL; age 28 yrs; married; resided Davenport; died Davenport; Cause of death: unresolved pneumonia.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: death certificate) “Jessie Anderson. Dated Aug 1896; married.” (Methodist Ledger);"Passed away. Mrs Jessie Anderson quietly and peacefully passed away at her home in Davenport Sunday morning Sept 6th at half-past four o'clock. She had been unwell six or eight weeks before she came down with pneumonia, about a month before her death. She apparently recovered for a time from pneumonia, but during the last week before her death, symptoms of quick consumption appeared, and in her weak wasted condition, the implacable disease made rapid progress against all attempts to avert or arrest its deadly advance. All that medical skill could do or willing hands avail to win back health was in vain. Death had marked her for its own. Deceased was in the prime of life, and leaves a husband and two little boys, aged six and seven years to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev E A Walker in the Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, a large part of the town population turning out to pay a last tribute to the departed. The bereaved family thus early deprived of the help of one at a time when aid was most needed, has the sincere sympathy of the community. Mrs Jessie Anderson was born in the state of New York, Feb 6, 1868, and was married to Mr J J Anderson, Sept 6, 1888, her death occurring on the day of the 8th anniversary of her marriage. Two children, Artie and Robbie, aged six and seven years, were born to the union. In the Spring of 1891, Mr Anderson came to the state of Washington, and a year later was joined by his wife and family who have resided in town continuously ever since, during the most of which time Mr Anderson has been in the employ of the Times. In 1891 Mrs Anderson united with the Baptist church, and on her arrival in Davenport took her letter into the ME church, at which place of worship she had regularly attended since." (LCT: 9-11-1896)


Anderson, Joseph Nathaniel:  (1900-1952)  “Joseph Nathaniel Anderson. Died: 10-05-1952. Birth: 6-28-1900, Rhode Island.  Father: Joseph Anderson. Mother: Hilda Burg. Spouse: Divorced. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) {See also Hillcrest Cemetery for: “Joseph Nathaniel Anderson. Died: 11 Dec 1923, Harrington, WA. Birth: 24 Feb 1846, Arkansas. Spouse: widow, no name given. Father: Robert Anderson, born TN. Mother: not named.  Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Anderson, Joseph R Jr:  (unconfirmed burial);  “Celebration of Life for Joe R Anderson, 66, took place Tuesday, June 14, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jim Wilson and Father Pat MacMahon officiating.  Mr Anderson died June 10, 2005 in the presence of family at his Davenport home.  Born May 11, 1939, in Spokane to Joseph and Halen (Zeimantz) Anderson, he graduated in 1957 from Gonzaga Preparatory School. He served in the US Army National Guard and was a local farmer and excavation business operator until his 2001 retirement.  He belonged to the Mondovi Grange, Pomona Grange, Road Knights Car Club and was a former board member of Lincoln Mutual. His parents preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, Muriel, at the home; his children, Tim Wilson of Benton City, Lisa Klaas of Davenport, Susie Perry of Bermont, Joe Wilson of Snohomish, WA, Joe Worcester of AZ, Sandy Castro and Shelley Jordan, both of CA, Kirsten Lints of Duvall, WA, and Todd Anderson of Davenport; 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild; three brothers, Frank Anderson of Boise, ID; Lyle Anderson and Luke Anderson, both of Spokane; a sister, Chris Juffman of Reardan; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 6-16-2005);


Anderson, Joseph R Sr:  (1915-2004)  “Graveside service for Joe Anderson, Sr, 88, of Colville, was July 13 at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Mr Anderson, a former longtime resident of Davenport, died Friday, July 9.  He was born July 17, 1915, in Mullan, Idaho, the son of Clause William and Hanna Christeen Anderson. He was the youngest of a family that included a daughter, who died at an early age, and four sons. At age 4, after his father’s death, his mother moved to Spokane, where she found work and helped put three of her boys through college. At 13, through friends, he got work out on Bald Ridge for the Dietrichs. It was there he discovered his love for the country, farming and animals. One of his duties as a teenage was helping a sheepherder move a herd from its wintering area up Hawk Creek Ranch Road, back across the river at Fort Spokane, to the home ranch near Little Falls on the Indian side of the river. This was done with a buckboard and team and took most of a week. He also talked of chasing wild Indian ponies many a time on Cayuse Mountain.  As a young man, he drove a candy and tobacco truck, on routes that included one down the Spokane River and up the Columbia, before the river was raised.  He met his future wife, Helen Zeimantz, at a dance at the old No 1 schoolhouse. They married April 10, 1938, and lived with his parents until 1942, when the couple bought a 40-acre farm with no power and very little water. They raised five children there and he worked the farm and for Kaiser Aluminum. There were neighborhood get-togethers, camping, fishing and hunting trips, and in keeping with his desire to someday have a cattle ranch, occasional journeys to potential sites in remote locations. His children recall these trips as ‘exciting’ and remember one that consisted of crossing a large stream on nothing but a couple of large logs. ‘Mother had plenty to say about that bridge, so, needless to say, we re-crossed it and never went back,’ one related. In 1959, he quit Kaiser Aluminum and moved the family to the wheat ranch at Davenport, where they lived until 1980. When he retired, he enjoyed dancing, traveling, going south for the winter, sitting around the campfire singing songs, and passing the cornfield around. After his wife’s death in 1984, he continued to go south for the winter, and met Margaret, his second wife. He belonged to the Mondovi Grange. Besides Margaret, surviving are: four sons, Joe Anderson, Jr, of Davenport, Frank Anderson of Boise, and Lyle and Luke Anderson, both of Spokane; a daughter, Christine Huffman of Reardan; a brother, Herman Anderson of Boulder, CO; 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 7-22-2004)


Anderson, Kate:  (1856-1928); d. 1-02-1928; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Anderson, M Joan:  (1924-1997);  “Funeral service for Davenport native M Joan Anderson was held Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Wenatchee, with the Rev Stephen Rieke officiating. Interment was held Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mrs Anderson died Sept 18, 1997 in Central Washington Hospital. She was 73.  She was born Jan 10, 1924, to Guy A and Irma L (Maskenthine) Munson at Davenport. She was raised and educated in Davenport and Sprague. Following her schooling, she attended one year of beauty college in Spokane. After beauty college, she moved to Ritzville, where she met and later married R Lloyd Anderson on Dec 8, 1945. The couple made their home in Ritzville, where Mrs Anderson worked as a beautician and telephone operator.  The family moved to Moses Lake, where Mrs Anderson was a homemaker and raised her family. After spending several years in Sandpoint, Idaho, they returned to Moses Lake, where Mrs Anderson once again worked as a beautician for a few years before the family moved to North Bend, OR. There Mrs Anderson worked for the J C Penney Co. Mrs Anderson continued working for J C Penney at the Northgate Mall after the family moved to Seattle.  Her husband Lloyd died on Nov 1, 1977. After that Mrs Anderson moved to Wenatchee where she worked as  an aide for the Head Start Program. She was involved with the Central Washington hospital Guild and was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her flower gardening immensely.  Survivors include her son Jerry Anderson of East Wenatchee; her daughter Dr Christine L Anderson of Wenatchee; 5 grandsons…; and two great grandchildren…  In addition to her husband, Mrs Anderson was preceded in death by her parents. Arrangements were made by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee.” (Davenport Times:  9-25-1997) 


Anderson, Orlander: (1857-1920); h/o Elizabeth;  “Word reached Harrington by wire from Rochester, Minnesota, Thursday Feb 12, of the death of Orlander Anderson, whom only the week before we mentioned as making the trip to the Mayo Brothers to undergo a surgical operation for hernia. The news came as a shock to his children and his many friends.  He was born Jan 3, 1858, at Halmstead, Sweden, the son of Andrew and Anna Anderson, and had two brothers, Olaf and Aaron. He received his education before he was sixteen and at that time came via Liverpool and New York to Pennsylvania. In 1878 he journeyed thence to Sierra County, California, and worked for a salary until 1883. In the fall of that year he came to the Big Bend country and located on a homestead eight miles southwest from Davenport, where he resided until the spring of 1917, when he sold his one and three-quarters sections land and purchased another place at Garrison, Montana. After two years of farming in Montana he again sold and made his home at Harrington, buying a half section of farm land near Davenport in 1919, which he still owns. When he settled here the bunch grass prairies were almost unbroken by settlers and he has seen the development of this rich section, during his thirty-six years in Washington. On Dec 27, 1893, Mr Anderson married Miss Elizabeth Johns, a native of Pennsylvania. Her father, Jenkin Johns, was a native of Wales, and came to Pennsylvania when a young man. He was among the first pioneers of Lincoln County. The mother of Mrs Anderson is Anna Johns, also a native of Wales. Mrs Anderson has one brother, William and four sisters, Mary, Minnie, Maggie and Edith.  Orlander Anderson is a member of the AF&AM.  To Mr and Mrs Anderson were born seven children: John W, Margaret, Dewey, Lloyd, George, Mabel and one child, Alf, who died. The sorrowing wife and children have the sympathy of their friends. The remains of deceased did not arrive until Sunday forenoon on the GN passenger train No. 1 and were met by Mr J E Turner and taken to his undertaking parlors where they lay in state until Monday at 12 o’clock, when, under the auspices of Laurel Lodge No 119, F and AM, the funeral services were conducted, the Rev E C Scott preaching the funeral sermon. The interment was at Davenport Cemetery, where the last rites of the Masonic order were carried out. A large number of friends went to Davenport to be present at the burial of their old friend and neighbor.”  (Citizen: 2-20-1920)  See also: History of Big Bend.


Anderson, Robert: (Dec 30, 1908-Apr 8, 1909); son of EW; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Anderson, Rosa V:  (1898-1995); d. 12-28-1995;  “Service for Rosa V (Luking) Anderson will be held at 11 a.m. today at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with the Rev Martha Montovani officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Casket bearers at the service will be her grandchildren, Patricia Hurt, Crayton Oestreich, Colleen Eckart, Tim Anderson, Nick Anderson, and Katharyn Cavender. Mrs Anderson died Dec 28, 1995 at the Spokane Valley Good Samaritan Hospital in Greenacres. She was 97.  She was born to John and Anna Belle Luking on a farm near Raymond, IL, on Aug 13, 1898. She lived and attended school in Raymond until she was 14 years old, when she went to Frederick, OK, to care for an ailing aunt. In 1914, she joined her family, who had moved to Roy, MT. There she met and later married Theodore M Anderson, a young barber, on Sept 12, 1916, in Lewistown, MT.  Three children were born to this union: Melvin B in Roy, Robert T in Spokane and Marjorie J in Spokane (the last two while the family resided in Spangle.)  After living a few years in Palouse, the family moved to davenport on July 4, 1938. Mr Anderson was employed at the Old National Bank, retiring in 1958. In 1990, Mrs Anderson moved into a care center in Spokane. In past years, Mrs Anderson was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, Rebekah Lodge, PTA, Lincoln County Tuberculosis Association, Neighbors of the Woodcraft, Davenport Study Club and Bridge Club. She also was a nursing home and Blood Bank volunteer. Her husband of 54 years, Theodore, a former ONB manager, died on Feb 3, 1971.  Survivors include two sons, Melvin B Anderson and Robert T Anderson, both of Spokane; one daughter, Marjorie J Oestreich of Harrington; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one brother, Woodrow Luking of Sacramento. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-04-1996)  “Rosa Viola Anderson. Died: 12-28-1995. Birth: 8-13-1898. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Anderson, Soren:  (1861-1947);  “Soren Chris Anderson. Died: 6-15-1947.  Birth: 1-21-1861, Denmark.  Single.  Father: Nels Anderson. Mother: Unobtainable. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Anderson, Swan:  (1860-1901); h/o Rosa;  “Swan Anderson Suicides. Dr Whitney was summoned last Wednesday evening to the home of Swan Anderson near Rocklyn. On his arrival he found that Anderson had swallowed laudanum and whiskey and had also saturated a cloth with Chloroform placing it over his face. Examination showed that he was beyond any help and it was only a matter of time when he would breathe his last.  From inquiry it was learned that the deceased had been engaged with the Reddy & Fields thresher and while everything was running, came off the stacks and started for Davenport. He bought of H W Knapp the drugs, signed the register and walked to his home. His wife not knowing of his arrival on the premises had gone out to milk the cows and was startled to hear noises in the hay mow of the barn. She went to one of the neighbors who came home with her and were surprised and horrified to find the body of Anderson as before stated. It is very evident that his mind was deranged and some imaginary trouble caused him to commit the rash act. He had 320 acres of land paid for and was fairly prosperous. A wife and four children are left to face the cold world by the cowardly act of the father. The remains were interred in the Mountain View cemetery Saturday.”  (Dav. Tribune: 8-29-1901)  “The closing paragraph in regard to the Swan Anderson suicide was inadvertently omitted in Tuesday’s issue, which mentioned the fact of his burial in the cemetery near town, leaving a wife and four small children.” (LCT:8-27-1901)  “Anderson, Swan;   #528” (Lincoln County Superior Court; probate file, did not view) 


Anderson, Theodore M:  (1892-1971);  “Theodore Melvin Anderson. Died: 2-03-1971.  Birth: 3-17-1892, WA. Spouse: Rosa V Luking. Father: Gudmond Anderson. Mother: Amanda Helling. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Anderson, Toni M Chase:  (unconfirmed burial: d. 3-26-1996); “Memorial service for Toni M Anderson, 41, of Spokane was held March 29 at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with the Rev Martha Montovani officiating.  Ms Anderson passed away March 26 in Spokane. She was born March 22, 1955 to James Russell and Loretta Neurene (Hollis) Chase in Spokane. She grew up in the Davenport area, graduating from Ferris High School in 1973. She was a longtime employee of the Safeway store in Davenport. She is survived by two children, Cara Anderson of Spokane and Jacob J Anderson of Davenport; her mother, Loretta Starkweather of Pomeroy; three sisters, Vicki Nicholls, Connie Doucette and Debbie Hutsell, all of Davenport; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Chase in 1979.” (Dav. Times: 4-11-1996)


Arnold, Warren:  (Jan 3,1924-Oct 27,1924); s/o WW & AJ; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Asplin, Dewey Allen:  (1898-1908) “Dewey Asplin, the 10 year old son of Mr and Mrs John Asplin who live 10 miles north of town was kicked by a horse Monday evening and his skull crushed in. He was driving the horse and walking behind it when he struck it with a whip and the horse kicked him in the forehead. Dr H J Whitney was summoned and the wound dressed and the unconscious boy was brought to town late Monday night.  The parents of the boy are poor and the case was turned over to Dr R P Moore county physician. Dr Moore prepared to take the boy to Spokane and when they had him at the depot it was thought the boy was dying. They took him to the office of Dr Moore and then he was operated on by Drs Moore and Myers. They removed seven pieces of the skull pressing on the brain, the largest piece being two inches long and a half inch wide. The boy fought bravely but died, about 10 o’clock last night.”  (LCT: 9-18-1908) “Dewey Allen Asplin was born in Kimball, Minn., April 15, 1898. Died Sept 15, 1908, aged 10 years and five months. He is survived by his mother, father and sister, who mourn their loss. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church by M A Sheldon, assisted by the pastor of the church. The body was laid to rest in the Davenport Cemetery. This is the fifth child Mr and Mrs Asplin have buried.”  (LCT: 9-25-1908) (Burial confirmed by Davenport City)


Axtell, Maregareit:  (1914-2001) “Funeral for Maregareit (Prest) Axtell, 86, took place Tuesday, Jan 9, at Strate Funeral Home  Chapel in Davenport, with interment following at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Axtell died Jan 3, in Davenport. Born June 22, 1914, in Creston, to C W and Ella (McDowell) Prest, she attended school in the Plainview area south of Wilbur, and graduated in 1932 from Wilbur High School. The following year, she married Howard Axtell. The couple moved to Yakima and then to Walla Walla.  She worked as a cook on area farms and later as a licensed practical nurse in Walla Walla and several Spokane hospitals after they moved to a farm near Ford in 1964.  After her husband’s 1989 death, she moved to Davenport.  She belonged to the Spokane Nursing Association and the Washington State Nursing Association. She leaves two sons, Larry Neil Axtell of Spokane and Gary Axtell of Tum Tum; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Baker of Walla Walla and Edith Dennis of Moses Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 1-11-2001) 



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