Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Graham, Charley Wm: (1901-1919) “Charley Wm Graham. Male, white, single, laborer. Birth: July 4, 1901, North Dakota; aged: 18 yrs 1 mos 16 days. Father: Nick Graham, b. MN; Mother: Sylvia Derr, b. PA; Informant: J C Telford, Rocklyn, WA.  Death: Aug 20, 1919. Cause: Secondary Hemorrhage following gunshot wound which penetrated liver. D A Hewit, MD, Ritzville, WA. Burial: Davenport, WA on Aug 24, 1919. Undertaker: M F Haight, Ritzville, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Register of Death“Gun Ends Man’s Life.)  Charles William Graham died last evening at 6:30 as the result of a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted about 10 a.m. Monday morning over the creek near the Walla Walla ranch. The bullet tore a hole in his intestinal tract and bleeding et in before he could receive surgical attention. He was operated on Monday noon and the hemorrhage was stopped. It was hoped that he would recover but the wound proved too serious and he passed away yesterday evening.  The affair promised to be a great mystery for a time, but the mystery vanished into thin air when the pertinent facts were revealed. Graham and a pal who gives his name as Jack Lewis, were together. The story they both told after the accident was that they were tramping from Marengo to Ralston and stopped at the creek and as Graham was stooping over to get a drink, a shot came through the brush striking him in the middle of the body, just below the chest. Neither saw any person fire the shot and no one with a gun was seen afterwards.  Help was summoned from the Walla Walla ranch close by, and one of the men there drove the wounded man to town in an automobile, Lewis remaining to take his place in the field. But when Graham was placed on the operating table and the clothing removed it was seen that there were no powder burns all about the wound, showing that the gun had been discharged at very close range. Graham when told that his story was evidently a fake, refused to give any different account.  The sheriff’s office and the prosecuting attorney immediately got busy and investigated the situation, believing that either Graham shot himself or that Lewis shot him. Finally Lewis, when confronted with the evidence showing the falsity of his tale, and when cartridges were found on him, stated that the thing was an accident, that Graham had been wearing the gun and it was discharged when he went to take a drink at the creek, either by striking a rock or some other cause. He said he picked up the wounded man and they agreed to tell the story they first told. The gun was hidden in the rushes and the holster thrown in the creek. He went out with Deputy Sheriff Rider Tuesday morning and the gun was found; also the belt. The holster had evidently been carried down the creek. This version was also given by Graham after he came through the operation. The strange thing is that they should have felt under any necessity to make up a tale about the shooting. He was 18 years, 9 months and 16 days old. His mother, Mrs Bertha Hall, resides at Davenport. She came over Monday, and returned again today with her husband. The body will be taken to Davenport for burial. The gun which was recovered was a .41 caliber Colt’s, and the wonder was that Graham was not instantly killed.” (Ritzville Journal Times: 8-21-1919)


Graham, Kathryn:  (1866-1932);  “Services for Mrs Katherine Graham, age 66, a former resident of the Davenport region who died at her home, July 12, were held from Hazen & Jaeger chapel in Spokane, after which the remains were brought here and interred in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Graham is survived by her husband, Scott Graham, two sons and daughters. The family moved from this district to Stevens County.”  (excerpt: Davenport Times-Tribune: 7-21-1932);


Graham, Scott:  (1855-1937); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Granger, Floretta V:  (1862-1941);  “Floretta Granger. Died: July 7, 1041.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Granger, Frankie:  (1895-1895); d. 10-19-1895; s/o HH & FV; (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Granger, Herman H:  (1863-1940); h/o Floretta; “Few of the modern sciences have advanced with more rapidity than has the art of photography, and with this advancement has been coupled a more extensive patronage. And of Mr Grange it may be said that he has constantly kept pace with the latest ideas and improvements, both in equipments as well as effects, and today he offers the public the same advantages at his gallery, coupled with as fine a quality of work as can be had elsewhere. Specialties are made of crayon work, water colors and the latest styles in platinum finish. Mr Granger is a native of Michigan and has been identified with these parts for a decade. Mr Granger is assisted in his gallery by Edward H Paige, a skilled operator, who was awarded a diploma at the Spokane fruit fair for the best set of professional views.” (excerpt advertisement: LCT: 12-16-1898) “H H Granger. Died: May 7, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “Herman H Granger. Died: May 7, 1940. Buried: Davenport.” (Acacia Lodge Index);


Grant, Lucille Zuehlke:  (1890-1918); d. 11-05-1918; (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Green, Clark Walter:  (1892-1974);  “Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon for Clark W Green, who died Saturday in Davenport. The Rev Roger M Muisiner conducted the service, for which Leslie Seimer, Walter Abbott, Cecil McKinnon, Ted Lyse, Gordon Bonser and Burton Level were pall bearers. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Born in Spangle in 1892, Green was the son of Harry and Alice Green who had lived at Ross and Seventh in Davenport for 45 years. Green formerly operated a sawmill just north of the present site of Cottonwood Springs Apartments and later a flour mill on the apartment complex site. He was a member of the American Legion and the Odd Fellows Lodge.  In 1952, Green had married Minnie L Flory, who survived him. Other survivors include several step-children: Fred Flory, Davenport; John Flory, Potlatch, Idaho; Robert (Louie) Flory of Wilbur, and Millie Barzee, Addy; Nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.” (Davenport Times: 1-31-1974);  “Clark Walter Green. Died: 1-26-1974. Birth: 9-08-1892, WA. Spouse: Minnie L Kluth. Father: Henry W Green. Mother: Alice Ann Green. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Green, Dora Alice:  (1890-1944);  “Dora Alice Green. Died: 7-05-1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index) “Dora Green. Died: 7-05-1944. Birth: 1-17-1890, WA. Spouse: Ross Green. Father: Felix Hendricks; Mother: Mescina St John. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “The final report of Mrs Ruth Tarbert as administratrix of the $2,235.00 estate of her mother, Mrs Dora A Green, has been filed in the superior court, with a petition asking that the estate be distributed to five daughters and three sons of Mrs Green.” (Odessa Record: 2-07-1946)


Green, Irma ‘Allene’:  (unconfirmed; 1919-2003);  “Funeral for Irma ‘Allene’ Green, 84, was Tuesday, Dec 2, in the Strate Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs (sic) Green died Nov 26, 2003 in Davenport.  Born Oct 30, 1919 in Davenport to Gilbert and Dora (Hendricks) Green, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Tarbert and Bea Johnson; and two brothers, Wesley Green and Milton Green.  She leaves two sisters, Edna Reitmeier of Cheney and Faye Hruska of Mercer Island, WA; a brother, Dale Green of Curlew; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  12-04-2003); 


Green, J W:  (d. 12-09-1901; Davenport City burial);  “J W Green died Dec 9 at the residence of his daughter, Mrs O W Kennedy. “(LCT notes: 1-04-1901)


Green, Minnie: (unconfirmed); “Mrs Minnie Green. Dated: 9-25-1948.” (Bumgarner and Presbyterian, burial not stated); 


Green, Minnie L: (1893-1981); (Edit: Minnie married Clark Walter Green in 1952, and he preceded her in death in 1974.);  “Minnie Lottie Green. Died: 4-27-1981, Davenport.  Father: John Kluth. Mother: Dora Jacobs. Spouse: Clark Green. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Green, Ross:  (1878-1941; d. 4-02-1941; h/o Dora Alice;  “Ross Green. Died: April 2, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Ross Green. Died: 4-02-1942. Birth: 11-06-1878, Iowa. Spouse: Dora Green. Father: H W Green. Mother: Alice Green. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Greening, Alice:  (1865-1939); “Alice Greening. Died: Jan 18, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Greening, Joe:  (1858-1937); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Greening, Maude A (Clark): 1886-1940; (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Greenizer, John:  (1854-1908);  d. 5-23-1908;  “John Greenizer, of Mead, WA, died at the home of Geo Sweesy, last Sunday afternoon, his death resulting from after effects of pneumonia. He contracted the disease in February and was brought to the home of Geo Sweesy in Rocklyn about 6 weeks ago. Mr Greenizer was 54 years old and of Swiss parentage and has lived in Washington about 20 years. He is survived by one brother, two half brothers and two half sisters, Mrs Geo Sweesy being his half sister. The remains were laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. (LCT: 5-29-1908) “John Greenizer. Male, white, widowed. Birth: Aug 28, 1854, Aurora, IL; aged: 53 yrs 8 mos 25 days. Father: Samuel Greenizer, born Switzerland; Mother: Magdalina Treuthardt, born Switzerland. Occupation: farmer. Informant: George Sweesy, address: Rocklyn.  Death: May 23, 1908 at 10 p.m. Cause: Pulmonary abscess following pneumonia, 3 ½ months duration. R P Moore, MD, Davenport. Burial: Davenport, WA. Undertaker: O W Stone, Davenport.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert of Death)


Griswold, Sarah L:  (d. 8-25-1895; age 83 yrs); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Grunerud, Gerald Blaine:  (1915-1999);  “Gerald B Grunerud of Davenport passed away July 29 in Davenport. He was 83. He was born Sept 19, 1915 in Westby, WI, to Clarence and Ida (Virak) Grunerud. As a young child he and his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, where he grew up and attended school. AS a young man he left Canada in search of work in the US, and after various jobs, he ended up at the Charles Ensor ranch in the Rocklyn-Telford area in 1937. Mr Grunerud met Grace Knack while working at the Ensor ranch and the two were married on Feb 24, 1942, at the Knack family farm in Rocklyn. In July 1943 he joined the US Navy and served in the CB’s until he was discharged in 1945.... He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace, at the home; two children, Judy and her husband Howard Hamilton of Currie, MN, and Blaine and his wife Helga of Lakewood, CO; 4 grandchildren; four brothers, Otis, Raymond and Douglas Grunerud of Saskatchewan, and Gordon Grunerud of Kimberly, BC; one sister, Bertha Schaeffer of Davenport, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (excerpt of DT: 8-05-1999)


Grunerud, Grace G. Knack:  (1921-2007);  “Grace Knack Grunerud. Davenport.—Funeral for Grace G. (Knack) Grunerud, 86, took place in Tracy, MN, with private interment scheduled on May 29 at Mountain View Cemetery, in Davenport, followed by a memorial service at Davenport United Methodist Church. Mrs. Grunerud died May 23 at a Tracy, MN, hospital.  Born April 5, 1921, to Samuel Wesley Knack and Maggie Lillian (Meek) Knack, she grew up on the Rocklyn farm near Davenport, attended and graduated from Davenport schools and attended Eastern Washington State College. She and Gerald Blaine Grunerud married Feb 24, 1942, at her parents’ home. After four years, they moved from Davenport to Connell, returned to the family farm in 1955 and moved into Davenport in 1991. For several years, she was known for her ‘service with a smile’ at the Davenport Post Office. After her husband’s 1999 death, in 2003 she joined her daughter, Judy, in Tracy, Minn.  She was active in the Methodist Church and TOPS, enjoyed trips, including visits with grandchildren in Colorado and MN and her husband’s relatives in Canada. She also enjoyed steam engine shows and scenic Sunday drives. Also preceding her in death were her parents, and a sister, Ruth. She leaves a daughter, Judy Grunerud Hamilton (and Howard) of Currie, MN, and a son, Blaine Grunerud (and Helga) of Lakewood, CO; grandchildren, Brian Hamilton of Shakopee, MN, Brenda Hamilton Madsen of Fairmont, MN, Paula Hamilton Dovre of Minneota, MN, and Kristen Grunerud of Ft Collins, CO; and great grandchildren, Scott, Dayna and Conner Madsen, Erik, Alex and Leah Hamilton, and Autumn Grace Dovre; and a sister, Marge Schneider.” (Davenport Times: 6-14-2007)


Guhlke, Augusta W: (1868-1948); “Augusta W Guhlke. Died: June 1, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Augusta W Guhlke. Died: 6-01-1948. Birth: 9-08-1868, Germany.  Spouse: Wilhelm Guhlke. Father: Karl Schimepfnig (as shown); Mother: Fredricka Kole. Buried: Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Guhlke, Baby:  (1928-1928) Born and Died: 27 Nov 1928. (from stone); (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Guhlke, Bonnie Jean Wolfrum:  (1919-1996);  “A memorial service was held on Monday, April 29, for Bonnie Jean (Wolfrum) Guhlke, age 76, a lifetime resident of the Creston-Davenport area. Family members include her children: Bob and Rita Guhlke of Davenport, their daughter Debbie Wood of Newman Lake, and her daughter Brandy. Jerry and Mary Guhlke and Erica of Reardan. Charlotte Sellin of Ellensburg. Duane and Paula Guhlke and Megan of Appleton, WI, and Brian of San Francisco.  Jake (Don) Guhlke of Orofino, ID; grandchildren Andrea and Wad Hale, and Tim and  Matthew Wolfrum of Boise, ID. She is also survived by her sister and her husband, Celia and Dick Buck of Davenport and numerous nieces and nephews. She was born on Aug 12, 1919, and raised in the Creston area, graduating as president and salutatorian of her high school class. She attended Kinman Business College, and worked at the agricultural office in Davenport until marrying Herbert A Guhlke in 1941. In raising five children on  a farm, she was the cook, nurse, teacher, bookkeeper, banker, veterinarian, truck driver, gardener, entertainer and counselor throughout the year. She was well known for sharing her cooking and baking, and her children would still stand in line for her famous cinnamon rolls.  When her husband Herb died unexpectedly, she was widowed at the age of 43 with three children still in school. As a single parent, she worked long hours in the family business, and returned to work for Lincoln County at that time. In 1981, she retired as Deputy Assessor after 25 years of service. One of four daughters of the late old-time fiddler Elsie Greenwood, she enjoyed playing the tenor banjo throughout her life and often played with the variety of blue grass musicians who gathered at the Cottonwood Inn. As children, all of the girls mastered musical instruments, and Bonnie sang gospel music on the radio and in the 1930s as one of ‘The Greenwood Sisters’. In later years, she played with her father, sisters Celia Buck, and the late Naomi Buchanan of Hunters, for the annual banquets of the Davenport Union Warehouse. The fourth sister was the late Rena Shefier of Louisville, KY.  Bonnie was an active member of AA, proud of her association with the group, and appreciative of the support she received and was able to give others. Over the years, she was also  a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln County Cowbelles, Washington Bowling Association and Lincoln County Museum.  She loved traveling, and was able to go to Europe and see much of the US in the last 25 years visiting family and making new friends wherever she went.” (Dav. Times: 5-02-1996)


Guhlke, Carl F:  (1899-1996); “Graveside service for lifelong Davenport resident Carl F Guhlke, 96, was held Friday morning at Mountain View Cemetery. A memorial service followed at Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a member, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating. Mr Guhlke died July 23 in Davenport. Arriving in this area in 1901, Mr Guhlke was a lifelong resident, farmer and rancher. He was a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society, Bluestem Grange and Washington Association of Wheat Growers.  Mr Guhlke is survived by his son and his wife, Crayton and Sharon Guhlke, of Davenport; three grandchildren, Brett Guhlke and his wife Charlene, Todd Guhlke and his wife Lynne, and Michelle Overmyer and her husband Jon, all of Davenport; four great grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Guhlke of Otis Orchards; one sister, Elsie Mrachek of Wenatchee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn in 1984.” (Dav. Times: 8-01-1996); “Carl Fredrick Wilhelm Guhlke. Died: 7-23-1996; Birth: 9-21-1899, NB;  Spouse: Widowed. Father: Wilhelm Guhlke. Mother: Agusta Schimmelphennig. Burial:  Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Guhlke, Carolyn S:  (1907-1984);  “Carolyn Selma Guhlke. Died: 12-09-1984. Spouse: Carl Fredrick Guhlke. Father: Charles Straub. Mother: Mary Catherine Cappes. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Carolyn Selma (Straub) Guhlke, 77, died Sunday, Dec 9, 1984 at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. Funeral services for Mrs Guhlke took place yesterday on Wednesday, Dec 12 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, with Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Dixie Guhlke and Marcia Hoffmann, both of Davenport, presented a duet of ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ at the service, with Dixie Guhlke also singing a solo of ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’  Phyliss Ziemer served as the organist for the service. Pall bearers included Brett Guhlke, Todd Guhlke, Dave Mann, William D Guhlke, Stan Stockman and Don Oehlwein. Committal followed at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.   Mrs Guhlke was born July 3, 1907 at her home on the Straub farm, just east of Davenport. She remained in the Davenport area all her life, as a native resident, attending and graduating from Davenport High School. She worked at the State Bank here until the depression closed its doors.  On Oct 28, 1933, she married Carl Guhlke. The couple lived on the farm until they moved to Davenport in 1953, and lived in the house they had bult to this present time.  Mrs Guhlke remained active until her death I the life of her church, Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport, and the life of her community.  She served as a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Bluestem Grange and the PTA. Mrs Guhlke founded the Town and Country Study Club in Davenport and always remained interested and involved with Carl in the Lincoln County Historical Society, based here in Davenport.  Mr and Mrs Guhlke received the honor to ride in the Davenport community’s Pioneer Days even several years ago as Grand Marshall and wife. The couple also recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past year.  Survivors include her husband, Carl at hom; one son, Crayton, of the Davenport-Bluestem area; two sisters, Mary Mann and Louise Cook, both of the Modesto, CA area; 2 grandsons, Brett and Todd Guhlke, both of Davenport; one granddaughter, Michelle Guhlke of Spokane; 2 great grandchildren, Carey and Ryan Guhlke of Davenport, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.” (Davenport Times:  12-13-1984) 


Guhlke, Ernest A:  (1909-2002);  “A memorial service for Ernest A Guhlke, 93, a retired Davenport area wheat farmer, took place Monday, Aug 5, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Phil Falk officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Guhlke, who had resided in Spokane during the past 46 years since his retirement, died August 1.  Born July 17, 1909, in Egypt, he was raised in the Davenport area and went on to own and operate a wheat farm until his retirement. He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport and was a former member of the Active Club in Davenport. He leaves his wife, Connie, of Spokane; two children, Dorothy J (and Wayne) Montague of Othello; and Gary L (and Dixie) Guhlke of Davenport; three grandsons, Doug and David Montague and Colin Guhlke; two granddaughters, Arlene Poulsen and Julie Holland; 7 great grandchildren…, and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home directed services.” (Dav. Times: 8-08-2002) 


Guhlke, Freda Elizabeth:  (1900-1974);  d. 12-29-1974; “Funeral services were held Thursday in Davenport for Freda E Guhlke, who died Dec 29.  The Rev James Doak officiated and music was provided by Gale Ferguson, Dixie Guhlke, Glenna Zwainz and Sarah Jane Johnson.  Mrs Guhlke was buried at Mountain View Cemetery.  Pall bearers included Carl Olson, Simon Reinbold, Olin James, Edward Geissler, Rasch Paulson, and Elmer Owens, honorary; and Thell Borck, James Rinker, Roy Overmyer, Earl Johnson, Robert Simpson and Clarence Overmyer, active.  Mrs Guhlke, who was born at Rocklyn in 1900 to Emil and Elizabeth (Bargman) Zellmer, married William Guhlke in 1921 in Ritzville. They moved to their farm home south of Davenport in 1922. They also purchased the Logsdon farm north of Davenport in 1943.  Survivors include her husband and four children, Ruth Rogers, Bothell; Joanne Heimbigner, Spokane; Marilyn Boleneus, Reardan; and Delton Guhlke, Davenport.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Three brothers, Elbert, Edward and Walter Zellmer, live in Davenport; a sister, Emma Heinemann, lives in Ritzville.  Mrs Guhlke was a member of the United Methodist Church, Community Grange and the Country Homes Club.” (Dav. Times: 1-09-1975) “Freda Elizabeth Guhlke. Died: 12-29-1974; Birth: 7-09-1900, WA;  Spouse: William Guhlke. Father: Emil Zellmer. Mother: Elizabeth Bargman. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Guhlke, Henry F:  (1897-1990);  “Henry Frederick. Died: 10-13-1990. Birth: 6-11-1897, NE; Spouse: Margaret Wagley. Father: Wilhelm Guhlke. Mother: Augusta Schimmelpfenning. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “The funeral for Henry F Guhlke, 92, was held Oct 16 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, where he was a member. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery, conducted by Strate Funeral Home.  Mr Guhlke was born June 11, 1897, in Norfolk, NE. When he was 4 years old, the Guhlke family came to Washington and settled in the Egypt area. There, he grew up and attended school. Mr Guhlke married Margaret Wagley in Colville on Nov 3, 1930, and the couple resided in Davenport all of their married life.  Mr Guhlke retired from the Lincoln County Highway Dept in 1959. After his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his yard.  In addition, he was a past commander of American Legion Post 46 in Davenport. Survivors include his wife, Margaret, at the home in Davenport; two sons, Richard and his wife Judy of Spokane, and James K and his wife Barbara of Bellevue, WA; two brothers, Carl F of Davenport and Ernest of Opportunity; one sister, Elsie Mrachek; three grandsons, Thomas Guhlke of Kent, WA, David Guhlke of Spokane and Scott Guhlke of Bellevue; two granddaughters, Sheryl Guhlke of Kirkland, WA, and Shai Kilburn of Kennewick, WA; one great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 10-25-1990); 


Guhlke, Herbert A:  (1907-1963); d. 11-14-1963; (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)


Guhlke, Margaret    d. 5-19-2010

“Margaret Guhlke, age 104.—Passed away May 19, 2010 in Davenport , WA ; her home Davenport, WA. Survived by two sons, Richard (and Judy) Guhlke of Spokane, WA, and James (and Barb) Guhlke of Bothell , WA; along with five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She has numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Guhlke in 1990 and three sisters, Ethel Lynn of Colville, Mamie Schultz of Spokane, and Winnie Mead of Davenport.  A lifetime member of the Zion Lutheran Church, church ladies aid, Sewing Club, and various other clubs including bridge and pinochle. Graduated from Valley High School in 1925 and summer school at Cheney Normal where she received her teaching certificate. Taught for several years before marrying Henry Guhlke on Nov 3, 1930 in Colville, WA. Funeral services, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church , Davenport , WA with Pastor Jim Sterns, officiating. Concluding services and vault interment at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review)


Guhlke, Sharon Lee Ware: (1938-2004); d/o Emory and Fern; w/o Crayton;  “Graveside and memorial services for Sharon Lee (Ware) Guhlke, 65, of Davenport, took place Wednesday, July 14, at Mountain View Cemetery and Zion Lutheran Church, respectively, with Pastor Phil Falk officiating.  Mrs Guhlke died July 10 in Davenport.  Born Nov 15, 1938, in Spokane, she was the daughter of Emory and Fern Ware. A ‘city girl’, she graduated from West Valley High School and Business College. She married Crayton Guhlke in 1958 and moved with him to the family farm near Bluestem. Her family recalls that she made the transformation to farm life with ease and enthusiasm and was a partner and helper to her husband all the years she was able. Her home became the gathering place for the neighborhood kids ‘who were attracted by her good food and understanding ways’.  During her last years, she resided at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport. She belonged to Zion Lutheran Church, Town and Country Study Club, Bluestem Grange, WIFE and the Lincoln County Historical Society. She also developed and promoted the Davenport Visitor Information Center, a project that her family notes she was particularly proud of.  Her father preceded her in death. Besides her husband of 46 years, she leaves two sons, Brett (and Charlene) Guhlke and Todd (and Lynne) Guhlke, all of Davenport; a daughter, Michelle (and Jon) Overmyer, of Davenport; four grandchildren; Carey and Curtis Guhlke and Chad and Jonelle Overmyer; and her mother, Fern Ware, of Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 7-15-2004);


Guhlke, Wilhelm E:  (1861-1944); “Wilhelm Guhlke. Died: June 11, 1944.” (Bum-garner Funeral Index);  “Wilhelm Guhlke. Died: 6-11-1944 at Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 3-13-1861;  Spouse: Augusta Guhlke; Father: Henry Guhlke. Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Davenport the afternoon of June 14, 1944 for Wilhelm Guhlke, 83, pioneer farmer who died at his home here the previous Sunday, following a long illness. Survivors are his widow, Augusta, at the home; six sons, Carl, Henry, Ernest, Herbert and William Guhlke of Davenport and Paul Guhlke of Portland, OR; two daughters, Mrs William Wolfrum, Davenport, and Mrs Lyle Mrachek, Wenatchee; and 14 grandchildren.” (Harrington Citizen: 6-23-1944)


Guhlke, William E F:  (1895-1980); d. 10-17-1890; “William Ernest Fredrick Guhlke. Died: 10-17-1980, Reardan, WA.  Spouse: Freda Zellmer; Father: Wilhelm Guhlke. Mother: Augusta Schimmelphennig. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 21 for William E F Guhlke, lifetime farmer of the Davenport area, who died Friday, Oct 17, 1980 at the home of his daughter in Reardan.  Guhlke, the son of Wilhelm Guhlke and Augusta Schimmelphennig, was born Oct 7, 1895 in Norfolk, Neb.  In 1901 he moved with his family to the Egypt country north of Davenport. He entered the armed forces in August of 1917 and was a veteran of WW I.  On May 4, 1921, he was united in marriage to Freda Zellmer. They reared their family and farmed together southeast of Davenport as long as they lived, celebrating their golden wedding anniversary in 1971. His wife preceded him in death in 1974.  Guhlke was a member of the United Methodist Church in Davenport, the Washington Wheat Growers Association and the Community Grange.  He is survived by one son, Delton Guhlke, Davenport; three daughters, Mrs Ruth Rogers, Snohomish, WA, Mrs Joanne Heimbigner of Spokane, Mrs Marilyn Boleneus of Reardan; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Henry Guhlke of Davenport, Carl Guhlke of Davenport and Ernest Guhlke of Spokane; two sisters, Martha Wolfrum of Davenport, Elsie Marcheck of Wenatchee; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with the Rev James E Doak officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery here.” (Davenport Times:  10-23-1980); 


Gunning, Annie J ‘Sally’:  (1897-1986);  “Annie Jeanette Gunning. Died: 7-13-1986, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Vernon Gunning. Father: James Alexander Slater. Mother: Jessie Ann McCallum. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Gunning, Arthur H:  (1898-1898);  one mo.; s/o JM and Bertha;  “… the death angel visited the home of Dr and Mrs J M Gunning, taking there from the baby boy (Edit: J Malcolm). Funeral services were held at the family residence, after which the body was taken to Davenport, where another child was buried, (edit: Arthur H) and interment made there.” (Citizen excerpt:  2-01-1907)


Gunning, Bertha; (1863-1938);  “Bertha Gunning. Died: 11-21-1938 at Spokane, WA. Spouse: Dr John M Gunning. Father: Bernard H Hallin; Mother: Gwendolyn Davis.”  (Data from death certificate);


Gunning, D George:  (1886-1979); h/o Iva E;  “David George Gunning. Died: 10-14-1979. Birth: 10-06-1886, Oregon.  Spouse: Widowed.  Father: Robert Gunning. Mother: Isabelle Mitchell. Burial: Mt View, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); (Edit: Mr George Gunning, east of town, is recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia.” –LCT:2-18-1902); 


Gunning, Iva E Todd:  (1891-1975); w/o D George; “Iva Ethel Gunning. Died: 3-05-1975. Birth: 6-24-1891, MO.  Spouse: George Gunning. Father: Joseph A Todd. Mother: Katherine E Rudd. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Funeral services were held Saturday at the United Methodist Church for Iva Ethel Gunning, who died March 5. The Rev David Edwards officiated and pall bearers included Joe Todd, Cecil Robinette, Gene Robinette, Norman Gunning, Robert Gunning and Richard Gunning, active, and Jack Gunning, Louis Gunning, honorary. Jeanne Green and Dixie Guhlke provided music.  Mrs Gunning was buried at Mountain View Cemetery. Born in 1891 in Blairstown, MO, Mrs Gunning came west in 1905 with her family, which farmed in this area. She was the eldest of Joseph and Catherine E Todd’s six children. She graduated form Davenport High School in 1911 and attended Cheney Normal School, afterward teaching at the Creek school near the current Lynn Gunning and Claudius Horwege farms. In 1913 she married David George Gunning and they farmed in this area, spending eight years in Alberta, Canada, farming. In 1928, they returned to Harrington and then moved to Davenport, where they continued to farm until retirement in 1961.  Mrs Gunning, who was a member of the United Methodist Church, the WCTU and the Fortnightly Study Club, is survived by her husband, George, and one daughter, Miriam Laurie, Bothell. A granddaughter, Barbara Laurie, lives in Kent and a grandson, Bruce Laurie, in Puyallup.  A sister, Mary Gunning, lives in Spokane and a brother, Oliver Todd, in Colville. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.” (Davenport Times: 3-13-1975) 


Gunning, J Malcolm:  (1906-1907);  “On Sunday evening the death angel visited the home of Dr and Mrs J M Gunning, taking there from the baby boy who was born to them on Oct 9th. He had been sick for some days with pneumonia but was not considered dangerous until a few days before his death. Funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday morning by Rev I S Leonard, after which the body was taken to Davenport, where another child was buried, (Edit: Arthur in 1898) and interment made there. The Harrington male quartet furnished three selections at the residence.” (Citizen:  2-01-1907, check date) “The little 4 months old boy of Dr J M Gunning died at Harrington Sunday from complications following pneumonia. The parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this city. The remains were brought to Davenport Monday and laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery. The funeral took place from the residence of Dr Gunning’s mother at 2 o’clock.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 2-08-1907)


Gunning, Jack E: (1923-2008); h/o Mabel; “Memorial service for Jack E Gunning, 84, of Davenport, took place Monday, June 2, at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. A family graveside service preceded at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Gunning died May 28 in Davenport. He was born July 5, 1923 in Spokane to Lynn and Mary (Todd) Gunning. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport.  His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, Mabel, at the home; four daughters, Glenda Millman (and Spike) of Olympia, Julie Giroux of Elk Grove, CA, Sherri Grochowski (and Al) of Spokane, and Darla Gunning of Lodi, CA; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Arlo Gunning of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 6-05-2008);


Gunning, John M (Dr):  (1867-1939); h/o Bertha;  “Dr John M Gunning, prominent Spokane physician and surgeon who had been ill for some time, died Saturday morning at the Deaconess hospital in Spokane.  Dr Gunning was born in Ireland, and was an early-day physician in Harrington where he served on the city council, and was interested in other town affairs. He moved to Spokane from here in about 1908.  Mrs Gunning passed away about a year ago. Two daughters, Mrs J K Beckwith of St Ignatius, Montana, and Mrs Alice G Williams in Honolulu, and two grandchildren, Susan and Bruce Beckwith survive him. Mrs Harold Thomas (Isobel Hayes) of Harrington is a niece. Private funeral services were conducted Monday from the Smith Funeral Home in Spokane, with Dr Joel Harper officiating. Incineration followed.”  (Harrington Citizen:  10-13-1939); “J M Gunning departed Thursday morning for Portland where he will enter a medical college and take an entire course. When he graduates we trust that he will return to Davenport and make this his home.” (LCT: 11-11-1898)  “John M Gunning.  Birth: 3-01-1867; Died: 10-07-1939, Spokane, WA.  Father: David Gunning. Mother: Isabelle Claig.” (data from death cert.);


Gunning, Orno:  (1901-1976); h/o Vera; “Orno Gunning. Died: 8-16-1976. Birth: 5-16-1901, WA.  Spouse: Vera Turner. Father: Robert Gunning. Mother: Isabella Mitchell. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at the Davenport First Presbyterian Church for Orno Gunning. Mr Gunning died Monday.  Mr Gunning was born north of Davenport in 1901 and was a lifelong resident of the area. He attended the Larene and Davenport schools and married Vera Turner in November, 1928.  The couple farmed at Govan until 1932 when they moved to the Davenport area where he farmed until his retirement in 1971. He was still residing at his farm home at the time of his death.  Mr Gunning was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, the Washington Hereford Association and the American Hereford Association. He is survived by his wife, Vera, at the home and by two sons, Kermit Gunning with the Peace Corp in South Africa and Richard Gunning, Davenport. Also surviving is a brother, George Gunning, Davenport and three grandsons, David, John and Dan Gunning, also of Davenport. Services will be held at the church at 11 a.m.” (Davenport Times: 8-19-1976); 


Gunning, Vera L Turner:  (1906-1981); w/o Orno;  “Vera Lucille Gunning. Died: 8-05-1981, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Orno Gunning. Father: George Albert Turner. Mother: Julia Elon Samis. Burial:  Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral services were held on Saturday Aug 8 for Vera L Gunning in the Davenport United Presbyterian Church under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Mrs Gunning was a life long resident of Davenport, having been born in Davenport on Feb 6, 1906.  She graduated from Davenport High School and Cheney Normal, following which she taught in several country schools, including Snoweden, WA, and a small country school south of Harrington.  She was married to Orno Gunning at Colville, WA, in 1928. Gunning preceded her in death.  After their marriage, they rented and farmed near Govan, WA, later moving to the Turner homestead five miles east of Davenport.  In 1936 they purchased and moved to the Anderson place, which they later sold and moved to a farm known as the McCurton place, just west of the Davenport city limits.  Mrs Gunning had been a member of the local Presbyterian Church for 65 years and had served for nine years as a deaconess of the church. She had been chairman of the Board of Deaconesses for six years. Survivors include a son, Richard Gunning of Davenport and another son, Kermit Gunning of Yakima, WA; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and four grandsons. Interment followed at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 8-13-1981); 


Gunning, Vernon:  (1894-1954); h/o Annie;  “Vernon Gunning. Dated: 5-13-1954.  Beloved Elder which all shall miss.”  (Presbyterian Ledger);  “Vernon Edward Gunning. Died: 5-13-1954. Birth: 8-08-1894, Davenport, WA. Married.  Father: Robert Gunning. Mother: Isabella Mitchell. Burial: Mt View, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Gunning, Virene Nelson: w/o Robert;  (1924-2004) “Funeral for Virene Gunning, 79, a former Davenport resident, was Tuesday, Aug 17, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Gunning died Aug 10. She had lived in the Waterford retirement community in Spokane since 1999.  Born Oct 11, 1924, to William and Alice Nelson in Wallace, Idaho, she graduated from St Ignatius High School in 1943 and nursing school in 1945. She was a surgical nurse in Anchorage, Alaska, San Francisco, CA, and Spokane before she married Robert Gunning in 1954 in Davenport.  She moved to the Davenport farm and was a homemaker there until failing health necessitated her move to Spokane. She will be remembered as a wonderful cook, one who enjoyed gardening, tole painting and crafts.  She belonged to PEO, Chapter N and the Community Grange.  Besides her husband of 49 years, she leaves two children, Jim (and Tammy) Gunning of Davenport, and Lisa (and Victor) Paternoster of Spokane; a stepdaughter, Pam (and Larry) Young of Grants Pass, OR; four grandchildren, …; 2 step granddaughters…; a brother, Everett Nelson of Missoula, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 8-19-2004)


Guthrie, John:  (1872-1947);  “John C Guthrie. Died: Sept 20, 1947.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone listing shown by Lartigues in 1974)



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