Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


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Boissoneau, James L:  (d. Apr 27, 2002; aged 46) “Funeral for James L (Jim) Boissoneau, 46, of Harrington, is scheduled at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport with Pastor Bruce Smith officiating. A concluding service and vault interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Boissoneau died April 27 in Spokane.  A member of the National Rifle Association, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the out of doors, including camping trips with his grandfather and other family members. He also enjoyed horticulture and landscaping.  He leaves his father, Kermit Boissoneau, Jr, of Goldendale; his mother, Loeta Boissoneau, of Kent, WA; grandmother, Lela Boissoneau of Moses Lake; a brother, Jeff Boissoneau of Sumner, WA; two sisters, Debbie Boissoneau and Yvette Schellhase, both of Pasco; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Jo and Ed Davies; and two nephews, a niece and longtime special friend, Robin Rudolph.”  (Dav. Times: 5-02-2002) 


Boissoneau, Kermit Elmer:  (1907-1976);  “Funeral services will be held today for Kermit E Boissoneau. Mr Boissoneau died Oct 10 at Lincoln Hospital.  He was born in Brooks, MN Sept 14, 1907 and married Lela Wesley in 1935.  At that time they lived in Spokane and moved to the Fruitland area in 1935. Mr Boissoneau farmed there and also mined for gold. In 1949, the family moved to Davenport and he worked first for the railroad and later for the state highway department until his retirement in 1951.  He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.  Survivors include his wife, Lela, at the home, a son, Kermit, Jr, of Renton, WA and a daughter in Moses Lake. Also surviving are a sister, Jeanette McBren, Spokane, three grandsons and three granddaughters, and nephews and nieces. Services will be conducted under Pastor Stanley Williamson. Ellen Brodin will be the organist and Dixie Guhlke will be the soloist.  Pallbearers are Gordon Turner, Noble Goldman, Robert Luiten, L Buchanan, and Eldred Hollis. Honorary pall bearers are Red Heitman, Don Kassner, Robert Miller, Ed Richter, George Pogreba, Howard Lane and George Wesley. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.”  (Davenport Times: 10-14-1976);


Boleneus, Alice:  (see Nelson, Alice Reinbold Boleneus); 


Boleneus, Bertha M:  (1876-1930); w/o Henry F; “Mrs Henry Boleneus. Died: 1930” (Davenport Presbyterian ledger; date not given)  (TS shown in 1974 listing) “Bertha Melvina Boleneus. Died: 2 Nov 1930, age 54, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Louis J Haynes. Mother: Susan Wright.” (WA State Death Records) 


Boleneus, Blanche B:  (1906-1916); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Boleneus, Everett: (assumed; d. 4-11-2007); “Davenport.—Memorial service for Everett R Boleneus, 85, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport with Pastor Ted Broadway officiating. Mr Boleneus died April 11 in Davenport. A complete obituary is expected in next week’s Times. Strate Funeral Home is Davenport has the arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 4-12-2007)


Boleneus, Frank E:  (1887-1966); {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Frank E Boleneus was the husband of Lucy Reinbold. Frank was born 11-30-1887 and died 10-16-1966. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1956. They had two daughters:  Marjorie (1925, w/o Glenn Kloster) and Mary Lou (1928, w/o John Gonseth).}


Boleneus, George W:  (Apr 29, 1877-Aug 13, 1934); (TS shown in 1974 listing) Boleneus, George W: (1877-1934); " George Boleneus. 57. a resident of the Davenport region for the past 32 years, passed away last week Sunday at the home of his brother, John. He was at one time in the pool room business there for several years." (Citizen: 8-24-1934)


Boleneus, Henry F:  (1871-1962);  “Henry Boleneus. Dated: 1-24-1962; a wheel chair saint and sufferer” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen) (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Boleneus, J F:  (Aug 21, 1844-Mar 27,1913); (TS shown in 1974 listing) “J F Boleneus, an aged retired farmer, for ten years a resident of Davenport and vicinity, died suddenly at his home in this city March 27, from heart failure. Deceased was 69 years old and had been afflicted with rheumatism for years. He was one of the oldest members of the Modern Woodmen of America lodge, having joined that order just after its organization, when he was 41 years of age, and has continued as an active member ever since. His family will receive $2000 insurance on the policy he carried in the Woodmen. The funeral services were held Wednesday from the German Lutheran Church, Rev C Hopf preaching the sermon… Deceased is survived by a widow, nine children and one grandchild. The children are: Mrs Mary Weiland, Decorah, IA; Mrs Kate Nelson, Titonka, IA; Mrs Louise Larson, Titonka, IA; Mrs Emma Lueck, Davenport, WA; Louis Boleneus, Sexton, IA; and the 4 boys living in or near this city—George, John, Henry and Frank. The grandchild, Emma Weiland, has lived with her grandparents for the last ten years.” (LCT: 4-04-1913)  “J F Boleneus, for ten years a resident of Davenport and vicinity, died suddenly at his residence here in Davenport Wednesday, March 27, from heart failure. Deceased had been for years afflicted with rheumatism. The funeral was held Wednesday, April 2 at the German Lutheran church in this city, a large number of relatives and friends being present at the obsequies. The body was interred in the Mountain View Cemetery. A widow and four sons survive him. Deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen, being the oldest member in the state of Washington.” (Dav. Tribune: 4-03-1913)


Boleneus, John F: 1882-1954); “Ye correspondent neglected to mention the death of the infant son of John Boleneus last week.” (Davenport Tribune: 2-11-1915, Mondovi Column; burial not stated); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Boleneus, Lewis J:  (1900-1950);  “Lewis J Boleneus. Died: May 19, 1950.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Lewis J Boleneus was born 2-12-1900 and died 4-19-1950. He married Alice Reinbold, daughter of Gottlieb and Louise Holzer Reinbold. Lewis and Alice had two sons, Lyle (1926) and Deral (1934). Following the death of Lewis, his widow remarried, Walter Nelson.}


Boleneus, Louise:  (1847-1926); “Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Louisa Boleneus by Fred W Moe, Blan Smith and Oscar Olsen, Davenport, shows the estate to consist of land worth $800 and personal property valued at $38,122.”  (Odessa Record: 2-26-1926)


Boleneus, Lucy E Reinbold:  (1894-1956); {Per Reinbold Genealogy, Lucy was the 6th child of Matt and Christina Buehler Reinbold. Lucy was born 11-10-1894 and died 10-24-1956. She married Frank Boleneus and they had two children, Marjorie (wife of Glenn Kloster) and Mary Lou (wife of John Gonseth). Lucy preceded Frank in death.}


Boleneus, Marilyn J:  (1935-1987);  “Marilyn J Boleneus passed away March 2, 1987 in Spokane.  She was graduated from Davenport High School in 1953, received a bachelor of Science degree in 1975 and Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Whitworth College in 1981. She had worked as a nurse anesthetist at the Davenport Clinic, Eastern State Hospital, Northgate Hospital, Lincoln Hospital, where she was part of the original nursing staff and first director of nursing, Deaconess Hospital and Holy Family Hospital.  She was a member of the Reardan First Presbyterian Church, Mondovi Grange, and Washington State Nurse Anesthetist Association. She had also been a member of the Reardan School Board and a volunteer counselor at Holmes Elementary School, in Spokane.  She is survived by her husband Deral Boleneus, at the home; a daughter, Jennie Wagner, Reardan; one son, Peter Boleneus, Bothell; a granddaughter, JoLynn Wagner, Reardan; one grandson, Ian Wagner, Reardan; one brother, Delton Guhlke, Davenport; two sisters, Joanne Heimbigner, Spokane and Ruth Roges, Snohomish; mother-in-law, Alice Nelson, Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 5, 1987 at the First Presbyterian Church in Reardan. Rev John Thomas officiated. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 4-02-1987); 


Bond surname:  (Robert Owen Bond, dated 3-11-1961 in church ledger, burial not shown; Marvin Elam Bond, 3-26-1959, burial not shown; Alice Bond, d. 11-27-2003, burial not shown.)


Bond, Eugene Henry:  (1872-1948); “Eugene Henry Bond. Dated: April 12, 1949.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger)  “Eugene Henry Bond. Died: April 10, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bond, John H:  (1838-1921);  (See also Egypt Mining. Dated: 4-25-1893); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bond, John P:  (1873-1956);  “John Potts Bond. Dated: 5-10-1956; Great character of Davenport”  (Presbyterian Funeral Ledger by JA Christensen) “John P Bond. Date of Petition: Dec 12, 1921. Born: Oct 22, 1873, Junction City, Lane Co, Oregon. Occupation: Barber. Residence: Davenport. To new ledger.” (Acacia Lodge Ledger Data)


Bond, Lena L:  (1856-1892);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bond, Lillie L:  (1879-1951);  “Lillie Lenorah Bond; Dated: 10-03-1951; Long time invalid, w/o John; Mt View” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen) “Lillie Lenorah Bond. Died: Oct 3, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)


Bond, Mary L: (unconfirmed; d. 7-27-1892); Aged 16 yrs; “Mary L Bond. Died: 7-26-1892 at Davenport, age 16.” (Lincoln County Auditor death ledger);


Bond, Nancy M:  (1849-1921);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bonser, baby twins: “Infant Bonser. Died: April 14, 1941.” (Two identical listings in Bumgarner Funeral Index)


Bonser, Emma J:  (1917-1985);  “Funeral services for long time Davenport resident Mrs Gordon (Emma) Bonser took place at the Strate Funeral Home Monday, Aug 5, with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Interment followed at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mrs Bonser died at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport on Thursday, Aug 1, 1985, following an extended illness.  She was born on Feb 28, 1917 at Asotin County. She spent her early life with her parents at Taplin, Idaho and later in Lenore, Idaho. Her family moved to Davenport in 1926, where she attended both grade and high school. She married Gordon Bonser in Spokane on March 2, 1934 and the completion of a long-planned trip to England highlighted the Bonser’s 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs Bonser worked for the Davenport Soil Laboratory for 13 years; and, in cooperation with her husband, operated the Frontier House Antique Shop in Davenport for several years.  She was preceded in death by twin sons; one brother, Marvin Bond; and her father, Robert O Bond.  Survivors include her mother, Mrs Celia Bond, a resident at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport; her husband, Gordon Bonser of Davenport; and one sister, Mrs Merle Jayne of Spokane.  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs Lloyd Craver of Littleton, CO;  Mrs Jim Riley of Spokane; and Mrs Jeff Cross of San Diego, CA. Other survivors include 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  8-08-1985)


*Bonser, Gordon:  “Gordon Bonser, age 94.—Passed away Jan 7, 2010 in Davenport, WA; his home is Davenport, WA. Gordon was born on June 22, 1915 in Wenatchee, WA, the eldest son of Lester and Emma Bonser. Gordon Vincent Bonser was a cowboy, an author, a hunter, a fisherman, a fiddle player, a lumberjack, an electrician, a carpenter, a clock repairman, a businessman, and an avid camper… taking his family anywhere there was a tall pine and a body of water. He attended school at Hawk Creek School with his brothers and sister, traveling to school on horseback. He worked with his brothers on the family farm. They would break horses for pocket money and attended every rodeo within riding distance, winning their fair share of the purses. He attended the Academy and Prep School of Music in 1927, studying the violin. He played for grange dances sometimes traveling four hours on horseback to play. He was a member of the Olde Time Fiddlers in his latter years and would play his fiddle whenever and wherever asked. He was a 64 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and worked at Rural Electrical Association or better known as the REA for 34 years as lineman, meter repairman and was maintenance superintendent at his retirement in Nov 1977. In Gordon’s eyes his best accomplishment in life was his role as 4-H leader of The Willie Wired Hands… Gordon married Emma June Bond on March 2, 1933 and they were married for 52 years. Emma died in 1985. They had the Frontier House Antiques in Davenport for many years and then joined with Clarence Coley to open an antique shop in the downtown area.. While he and Emma were married they had a cabin at Twin Lakes for 12 years where the family would gather and Gordon held a once a year outing for his 4-H boys, teaching them to fish and roast hot dogs over a campfire. His second wife Hazel enjoyed creek fishing and hunting with Gordon until her death in Jan 2000… He wrote a book entitled ‘The Bonser Boys’ which depicted his life growing up with his brothers and sister… He is survived by three daughters, Betty Craver of Littleton, CO, Janet Riley of Spokane, WA, and Rita Cross of Phoenix, AZ; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He has one brother, Neil Bonser of Spokane, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Emma in 1985, wife Hazel in 200, and his parents Lester in 1969 and Emma in 1975 and three brothers, Bill in 1988, Richard in 1977, Clifford in 1974 and a sister Irene in 1937. Funeral services, Wednesday, Jan 13, 2009 (sic) at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Steve McLachlan, officiating. Interment Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted by relative)


Bonser, Hazel:  (1914-2000);  “Funeral service for Hazel Bonser, 85, will be held this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Steve McLachlan officiated. Private burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Mrs Bonser died Jan 17, in Davenport. She was 85. Hazel was born to Claude and Laura Richardson on March 12, 1914, in Molson, Wash.  Her father worked for the railroad and they lived in the housing provided by his employer.  When she was about 18 years old, she married a handsome young man, Clayton Tupper, who also was working there. They soon had three children—Robert, Barbara and Sally Jo.  Life was hard in those days, keeping a young family fed and a roof over their heads. They worked together on farms and in the woods. Clay even went to Alaska to work and Hazel worked in a box factory.  After her children were raised, Hazel went back to school and became a licensed practical nurse, working in Wenatchee and Medical Lake. During the 1950s, she and her husband followed construction as the Columbia Basin Project was being developed… Clay died suddenly from  a heart attack after nearly fifty years of marriage. Later, Hazel and Gordon Bonser were married. Hazel’s son, Robert Tupper, preceded her in death. Hazel is survived by her husband, Gordon Bonser, of Davenport; two daughters, Barbara Gardner of Stockton, CA; and Sally Jo Wear of Bellevue; 12 grandchildren…” (Dav. Times: 1-20-2000)


Boothe, Raymond:  (1886-1942); “Raymond Boothe. Died: Sept 28, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)  Raymond Boothe. Dated: Sept 28, 1942.” (Presbyterian Ledger);  {Edit: The obit of Flora MacFarland Boothe Nansen in Dec 8, 1983 states “She married Raymond Boothe in 1912, and they moved to Davenport in 1915 where he was a rural mail carrier until his death in 1942.”} 


Borck, Anna M:  (1884-1970);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)“Anna M Borck.—Her home Creston, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs Desdere Anderson, Apache Junction, AZ; one niece, Mrs Margaret Hink of Wilbur, WA; one nephew, Howard Franklin of Fruitland, WA.  Funeral services Wednesday, Dec 9, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-08-1970; scrapbook item)


Borck, Arthur:  (1885-1964);  “Arthur A Borck was born in Michigan, a son of Gustave Borck and his wife Anna C Graf Borck. His siblings were Johanna, Helen Orla, Irving, Harvey, Grace Elsie, and Erma Pearl. Arthur and his wife Anna resided in the Telford area, near Rocklyn.” (Family History by Marie Borck) 


Borck, Bertha Barbara Knack:  (1894-1978) “Funeral services for long-time resident Bertha Borck were held Monday, May 8, from the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Mrs Borck was born on April 21, 1894 in Rocklyn and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home on May 3. Mrs Borck was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Herman Knack, and in Nov 1913, married George Borck. Mr Borck pre-deceased her in 1973. Survivors include: one daughter, Loraine Janett of Spokane; three sons, Thell of Davenport, Jake of Nachez and Lawrence of Ephrata. Except for brief periods of residence in Addy and Rice, WA, Mrs Borck had spent her entire life in the Davenport area. Interment took place at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport.” (DT-undated) “Funeral services were held for Bertha Borck on Monday afternoon in Davenport. Mrs Borck was a member of the early pioneer Knack family in the Rocklyn area, and worked for several families as a young girl. She later married George Borck, and the couple and their family farmed in the Rocklyn area for many years until a late retirement and move to Davenport. Mrs Borck was known for her gardening ability, and the Borck place was a showplace of flowers and shrubs for many years.” (DT: 5-11-1978) “Bertha B Knack was born April 21, 1894, the daughter of Herman Knack and his wife Louisa Bursch Knack.” (Family History by Marie Borck)


Borck, George H:  (1887-1973);  ) “Funeral services were held Friday for George H Borck who died July 18.  The Rev Roger Muisiner officiated at the service at the Strate Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Borck was born July 13, 1887 in Pierre, SD.  Pallbearers for the funeral were George Mielke, Everett Cole, Wilmar Hoffman, Carl Mielke, Melvin Maurer and Herbert Kruger. A long-time member of Zion Methodist Church at Rocklyn, Borck is survived by his wife, Bertha, at the home; three sons, Othello (Thell), Davenport; Elwood (Jake), Naches; Lawrence, Ephrata; one daughter, Lorraine Janett, Spokane; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.” (DT-undated) “George Henry Borck was born July 13, 1887 in Pierre, South Dakota, the youngest son of Johann Borck and his wife Martha Thomas Borck. George died July 18, 1973.” (Family History by Marie Borck) “Borck, George Henry; infant; b. July 13, 1887; bapt. July 31, 1892; f: Conrad Borck; m: W Graf.” (Zion Rocklyn German Methodist Baptism Record); 


Borck, Gustav: (1859-1916); One of the founders of the German Evangelical Church at Rocklyn, Lincoln County, WA. “Gustav Borck is a native German, born March 14, 1859, the son of John and Louisa Borck, both also born in Germany… Gustav is fourth in age of a family of twelve children, eight of whom are living, seven in Detroit, Michigan, and one sister in Colorado, and was reared to age 17 on a farm in Germany. Our subject’s oldest brother, John, served in the Franco-Prussian War. When 17 Gustav sailed for NY City, and from that port came to Detroit, Michigan, where he learned the hammersmith’s and blacksmith’s trades, which he followed in various railroad and blacksmithing shops of Detroit and Pullman, Illinois. In 1880 occurred the marriage of Gustav Borck and Anna C Graf, a native of Detroit, in which city the wedding took place… To Mr and Mrs Borck have been born seven children: Johanna M, who went East in 1901 to attend Detroit University; Arthur A, also attending that institution; Orla Helen; Irving R; Harvey W; Grace Elsie; and Erma Pearl.”  (excerpt of 1904, History of Big Bend)


Borck, Louise W:  (1878-1897); “Louisa Borck was a daughter of Otto ‘Conrad’ Borck and his wife Minnie Graf Borck. She was born in Michigan on Aug 27, 1878 and died Nov 3, 1897. Her known siblings were Martha, Arthur, Pauline, Herman, Omar, Leonhart and Ernest. Louisa’s name appears in the Zion German Methodist Church ledger.” (Family History by Marie Borck)


Borck, Othello:  (see Thell M Borck, son of George H and Bertha Borck of the Rocklyn district.) WA Death Index shows Othello M Borck as born: Jan 20, 1915; death: Jan 28, 1999.  “Othello ‘Thel’ M Borck passed away Jan 28 in Davenport. He was 84. Thel was born in Rocklyn on Jan 20, 1915, to George and Bertha (Knack) Borck. He went on to graduate from Davenport High School in 1934 and from the International Diesel School in California. He married Enid Martin on Aug 9, 1941, in Las Vegas.  Thel owned and operated the Husky Gas Station in Davenport for many years, and was a member of the Harrington Golf and Country Club. He also was involved in Acacia Lodge #58 F & AM, the Eastern Star and the Davenport Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Enid; two brothers, Elwood ‘Jake’ Borck of Selah, and Lawrence Borck of Ephrata; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Janett. Memorial service was held Feb 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, with pastor Martha Montovani officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 2-04-1999)


Borck, Roy W:  (1885-1971) WA Death Index shows Roy W Borck with a birthdate of Aug 28, 1885; death: Aug 9, 1971. “Roy William Borck was born in Pierre, Hughes Co, SD, one of two sons of Johann Borck and his wife Martha Thomas. His mother died when he was about three. Roy and his brother, George Henry, spent some time in an orphanage, but they eventually made their way to the Zion Rocklyn vicinity where they worked for Gus Borck.” (Family History by Marie Borck) “Borck, Roy William; b. Aug 28, 1885; bapt. July 31, 1892; f: Gust Borck; m: A Graf.” (Baptism Record of Zion Rocklyn German Methodist Church);   “Roy Borck, a lifelong resident of the Davenport and Rocklyn areas, apparently committed suicide last week, said Sheriff Clarence Coley. The body was found leaning against a car seven and one-half miles west of Davenport on Highway 2. A .45 caliber revolver was found next to the body. Two young boys found the body and reported it to the sheriff’s office. Borck, 85, is survived by a brother, George in Davenport. The body was taken to Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 8-12-1971)


Borck, Thell M:  (1915-1999) See: Othello Borck.


Bourbonnais, Geprien:  male b. 5-15-1850; d. 10-19-1913; Davenport Cemetery 

Died: Davenport. Male, white, married. b. 5-15-1850, age 63 yr 5 mo 4 days. laborer; b. Canada; Father: Mitchel Bourbonnais; Mother ? Sovia; birthplaces of both ?; Informant: Mrs. Bourbonnais, Lincoln, WA. d. 10-19-1913; accident while driving derrick fork walking behind cart to which was attached cable team pulling heavily ___ in double tree giving way allowed platform of cart to fly back striking abdomen crushing intestines. duration 25 days; Contributory: septic Peritonitis, dur. 10 days. Physician: H Z Dion (??not legible) Acc. 16 miles north of Davenport. Burial: Davenport Cemetery, Undertaker: Lyse, Buried: Oct 21, 1913.


Bowen, Mabel L:  (1882-1967); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bowen, Mary J:  (1870-1891);  (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bowers, George:  (1855-1937); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bowers, James: (1885-1891); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bowers, Jeremiah: (1843-1910);  “Jerry Bowers, aged 66 years, a pioneer of the Egypt country, died March 9, 1910.” (Citizen) “Jerry Bowers, one of the first settlers in Egypt breathed his last Wednesday morning at 15 minutes past two. Mr Bowers has been ailing for a couple of years, but at times he appeared to be quite well, the day before his death he was feeling about as well as usual but about ten o’clock that night he complained of not feeling well and soon grew worse. A doctor was summoned but ere the arrival there, Mr Bowers had gone to the great hereafter.   Mr Bowers was born Sept 6, 1843 in Cumberland, PA. He crossed the plains with his parents in 1853,  settling in Lane Co, OR, where they remained until 1861, he then went to Boise, Idaho where he engaged in mining and prospecting for about five years, he then went back to Oregon, in 1866 where he remained for a time and in 1881 moved to Egypt, where he ahs remained since.  Jerry, as he was familiarly known, was a kind hearted man and had many friends, he was a favorite with children, he lived a single life, was a good neighbor, a droll practical joker, and always had a kind word for the little folks.  He died at the home of his brother, Geo F Bowers and is survived by 6 brothers and 2 sisters.. Interment will be made at Davenport Friday.” (LCT of Mar 11, 1910)


Bowers, Sarah:  (1867-1965); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Bowers, Sarah J: (unconfirmed burial);  “Sarah J Bowers. Died: Nov 12, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)


Bowman, Clyde N:  (1914-1998);  “Graveside memorial service for longtime Davenport resident Clyde N Bowman, 83, will be held Friday this week at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating. Mr Bowman died Jan 10, 1998 at Lincoln Nursing Home.  He was born Feb 11, 1914, in Ata Berry, Arkansas, to Frank and Lottie (Wily) Bowman. He grew up in the Ata Berry area until moving to Davenport about 1937.  He worked at various jobs in the Davenport area until he retired, at which time fishing became almost a full-time job because he enjoyed it so much. Mr Bowman is survived by one daughter and her husband, Barbara and Jim Nehls of Davenport; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Bowman of Davenport; 5 grandchildren, Thena Brown, Monte Lindbloom, Rick Bowman, Terry Bowman and Lisa Bowman; and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, in 1994; one son, John Bowman; and a granddaughter, Jeri Nehls.” (Davenport Times: 1-15-1998) 


Bowman, May M West:  (1867-1951) “May M Bowman. Dated: 6-23-1951; ‘mother of Mrs Will Paul’; Mt View” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen) “Married.—Dec 25, Mr J C Bowen, to Miss May West, both of Larene, Lincoln County, Rev J A McArthur officiating. The young couple are well known in this part of the country, their residence dating back to the earliest settlement. The ceremony quietly took place at the residence of the bride’s parents only the immediate relatives and friends being present.”  (NW Tribune: 1-06-1888); 


Bowman, Sharon:  (1943-2001)  “Inurnment for Sharon Bowman, 58, of Davenport, took place Saturday, Dec 15, at Mountain View Cemetery. She died Dec 11 in Spokane. Born Oct 24, 1943, in Wilmar, MN, to Ray and Florence Elston, she was raised and attended school in Wilbur and was a Wilbur High School graduate. She married John Bowman on June 24, 1961, in Wilbur. The couple moved to Davenport, where they resided and raised their three children. She worked for Lincoln Hospital and  belonged to its Social Committee. She enjoyed sports, shopping, traveling, crocheting, cross-stitching, collecting and watching movies and spending time with her family, including her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 1983. She leaves two sons, Rick (and Jayme) Bowman of Spokane and Terry (and Janelle) Bowman of Davenport; a daughter, Lisa (and Mike) Beem of Spokane; 8 grandchildren; a brother, LaVern Conner, and two sisters, Dorla ‘Speed’ (and Joe) Marcum, and Jola Mickelson; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 12-20-2001)

Bowman, William C:  (1858-1933); (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Boyes, Walter Wesley:  (d. 11-16-1895); “The Davenport community was shocked and horrified last Saturday evening by the startling announcement that rapidly spread over town that Wesley Boyes had been accidentally killed at the Big Bend Flour Mill…. Walter Wesley Boyes was born in Marine Co, CA, September 23, 1859, where he grew up to manhood. He came to Washington in 1887, and the day before he left his California home was married to Miss Neil, who accompanied him here, where they resided a year or two, and then went to the Palouse country, where they bought a farm and made their home. About a year ago Mr Boyes secured employment in the Big Bend Mills at this place, where he has been steadily employed ever since. A wife and adopted child, father and mother, six sisters and two brothers survive to mourn their loss….At the conclusion of a short sermon well suited to the occasion, the immense throng led to the cemetery where the last rites were performed at the open grave according to the ritual services of the IOOF. (LCT: 11-22-1895) (City of Davenport shows: TS d. Nov 16, 1895, aged 36 yrs 1 mo 23 days; buried Block 92 Lot 1 in plot with John E Fraser, 1869-1952; Lulu Fraser 1876-1965; Haislip,  graves in Block 92 ½ East; with the purchase of lots 1 & 2 by Mrs Ida Reddick) “Wesley W Boyes; d. Nov 16, 1895, killed in flouring mill”  (Presbyterian Ledger);


Boyk, Dora C:  (1906-1986) “Dora Boyk, formerly of Davenport, passed away May 13, 1986 at Walla Walla, Washington. She was born May 7, 1906 at Bald Ridge, WA, attended grade school at Long Lake, WA, and graduated from Reardan High School in 1925. After attending Cheney Normal for a few years she was married to Oliver (Bud) Hall in 1929. After his death in 1939 she worked at Fairchild Air Force base and Campbell’s Grocery and Dry Goods store in Davenport for several years. During World War II she worked for the Lincoln Company rationing board at the Court House. She later served as Lincoln County Deputy Assessor for 21 years until her retirement in 1964.  She was married to Eugene Boyk in 1965. He preceded her in death in 1970. In 1976 she entered the Rebecca Odd Fellow retirement home at Walla Walla. Three years ago in March a stroke left her physically disabled so for the past three years she has been confined to the infirmary at the Home.  She is survived by three sisters: Sylvia Ahlf of Reardan, Neoma Roadruck of Vashan Island, WA, Alma Snow of Centralia, WA. Five half-brothers, two step-sisters and one step brother, numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and the Rebecca Lodge both of Davenport.  Services were held Friday, May 16 at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.” (Dav. Times: 5-22-1986; the obit in the Spokesman read with less detail, and states that Rev Roger Muisiner would officiate.)


Boyk, E Emerson:  (1905-1946); “E Emerson Boyk. Feb 5, 1946. Elder.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger) “E Emerson Boyk. Died: Feb 5, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)


Boyk, Edward J:  (1871-1951); “Edward J Boyk. Dated: 6-21-1951; ‘a beloved Christian’; Mt View” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen, Pastor) “Edward Boyk. Died: June 21, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index)


Boyk, Eugene B:  (1896-1973); “The Rev Donald Lange officiated Saturday at services for Eugene B Boyk, who died Jan 23 at Lincoln Hospital.  Born in Wisconsin in 1896 to E K and Mary Boyk, Boyk came to the west coast about 1912 with his parents. He attended business college in Eugene, OR and later settled with his family near Rocklyn.  In 1917 he married Mildred Abrahamson. They farmed in the Rocklyn and Davenport area until retirement. Mrs Boyk died in 1967. Boyk married Dora Hall in 1968 and they lived in Davenport where he was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Washington State Cattlemen’s Association and the Community Grange. He is survived by his wife; a son, Leland Boyk, of Odessa; and two daughters—Arloine Brown, Davenport, and Lois Brown of Spokane. Another daughter, Adeline Schmidt, died Jan 16.  Boyk is also survived by a sister, Lela McCulloch, Portland, OR; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.” (Dav. Times: 2-01-1973); “Funeral services were held in Davenport on Saturday for Eugene Boyk, 76, resident of that community for 60 years. He died on Jan 23 at Lincoln Hospital following a brief illness.  The Rev Donald Lange officiated at the service at the Methodist church. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery, arranged by Strate Funeral Home.  Eugene B Boyk was born April 12, 1896 at Princeton, WI. He was engaged in wheat and cattle farming in the Rocklyn and Davenport areas for many years before his retirement.  Survivors include his wife, Dora, at the home; one son, Leland Boyk, Odessa; two daughters, Mrs Arloine Brown, Davenport; and Mrs Lois Brown, Spokane; one sister, Mrs Lela McCulloch, Portland, OR; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs Adeline Schmidt, preceded him in death on Jan 16, 1973.” (Odessa Record: 2-01-1973) 


Boyk, Mary K:  (1876-1952); “Mary Pfeifer Boyk. Dated: 4-06-1952; transfer from Portland; buried Mt View” (Presbyterian Ledger by J A Christensen) “Mary K Boyk. Died: April 6, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Boyk, Mildred V Abrahamson:  (1896-1967); w/o Eugene; (TS shown in 1974 listing)


Boyk, W W:  (1899-1960); (TS shown in 1974 listing)



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