Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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See cemetery introduction on page A 



Kahse, Henry:  (1861-1944);  “Henry William Kahse. Dated: May 5, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Edit:  1902 advertisement show Henry Kahse as the operator of the Davenport Feed Yard.); {Edit: Henry Kahse was 31 and born in Germany, a farmer residing near the Reinbolds on the 1892 Lincoln County Census.}


Kammerer, Bertha Wilke:  (1908-1989);  “Bertha M (Wilke) Kammerer died July 7, 1989 in Spokane. She was 81.  Mrs Kammerer graduated from Davenport High School in 1926 and went on to graduate from Kinman Business University in Spokane. After serving a number of years as an accountant with the Internal Revenue Service, her retirement years were first spent in the Seattle area and then in Spokane where she was a resident of the Maplewood Gardens Retirement Center at the time of her death.  Survivors include: her sister-in-law, June Wilke of Davenport; nieces and nephews, Jim and Jerry Wilke, both of Davenport, Charles Wilke of Spokane, Wendell Wilke of Phoenix, AZ, Dorothy Schauerman of Odessa, Lynn Hein of Davenport; and a cousin, Burton Level of Davenport. Memorial services were held July 10 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Inurnment was in the Mountain View Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 7-13-1989); 


Kartak, Antonia Porak (Kummer):  (1846-1924); d. 2-07-1924;  “Funeral services for Mrs Antonia Kummer were held at the Catholic Church in this city Saturday morning, Rev Father Shiel of Harrington officiating. The body was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Kummer died at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Thursday, Feb 7. She was taken to the hospital about ten days ago, when her condition became serious. She was born in Prague, Austria, June 13, 1846, and was 78 years old at the time of her death. She came to the United States over 50 years ago, and made her home in Spokane until last March, when she moved to Davenport.  Mrs Kummer is survived by one daughter, Mrs Mathilda Olsen of Los Angeles, CA, one brother, R O Porak, of San Diego, CA, and three grandchildren, Oscar and Thomas Olsen of Davenport, and Mrs J J Goodpasture of Los Angeles, CA. She is also survived by four great grandchildren.”  (Dav. Tribune: 2-14-1924); 


Kartak, Thomas:  (1840-1905); d. 4-08-1905;  “Thomas Kartak, one of the early settlers of Lincoln and Spokane counties, passed away last Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs Ole Oleson, north of town Davenport), surrounded by the family and neighbors. His illness began the preceding Tuesday. He first complained of weakness and laid down, but during the night following he suffered from a stroke of paralysis in his right side, from which he never recovered. He could not speak, but was conscious up to within 12 hours of his death.—Lincoln County Times.” (Citizen: 4-21-1905) “Deceased was born in Lomnitz, Bohemia, Austria, Sept 8, 1840, and was 65 years seven months old at his death. He began life for himself at 18 years of age, his parents both being dead, and was the youngest of six children. One sister survives him, and is a resident of Philadelphia, PA. He was married to Miss Antonia Porak (also of Bohemia) Feb 18, 1868, and to this union one daughter was born, now the wife of Mr Ole Oleson. Mr Kartak worked in a factory for ten years after starting out for himself, and then for two years was engaged in grocery business, and also kept books and was general overseer in a brick yard for an uncle for several years. Later he came across to America, but not being accustomed to the country and unable to speak English, he soon lost all his accumulations, and was compelled to engage at hard manual labor, with which he was not used, and consequently suffered much from asthma and rheumatism. He came to this state in 1883, and tried living in the city and in the country, but the dust proved injurious to his lungs. He owns Spokane property which he leaves to his widow. A wife, a daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandchildren survive to mourn his loss. He was a kind father and husband and generally respected. The funeral services were held from the daughter’s home in town Sunday afternoon, Rev Koehler of the German Lutheran Church officiating.” (LCT additions of 4-14-05)


Kassner, Donald H:  (1915-1988); d. 8-21-1988;  “Donald H Kassner of Davenport died Aug 21, 1988 after a short illness with cancer. He was 73.  Mr Kassner was born Jan 26, 1915 in Circle, Montana to Charles and Maggie Kassner. His parents, two sisters and five brothers all preceded him in death. He graduated from Circle High School in 1934 before coming west to Davenport in 1937 to work for many of the Reinbolds.  Mr Kassner returned to Circle and in October 1940 married Viola Grindvold. He was inducted in the US Army in February 1941 serving as a cook and baker in the Signal Corps in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines until Sept 1945. He moved back to Davenport in 1946.  He retired from the Washington State Highway Dept in 1975 following heart surgery.  Mr Kassner had many illnesses, surgeries and hospital stays during the past 13 years. He enjoyed fishing, dancing and traveling. He was a 50-year member of the North Star Grange and also a member of the VFW Post #7480, the Zion Lutheran Church and Mended Hearts Association.  Survivors include his wife, Viola of Davenport; two daughters, Donna Gamache and Dorothy Graham; five grandchildren, Scott of Everett, Debbie, Brenda, Mona and Penny of Spokane; two step-grandchildren, Doug and Tina of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug 29, 1988 at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 8-25-1988) 


Kays, Chancy W:  (1899-1990);  “Chancy William Kays died Jun3 8, 1990 at Davenport’s Lincoln Hospital. He was 91.  Mr Kays was born to Abraham Fred and Edith Delancey Kays. He was born March 9, 1899 on a farm near Harlan, Iowa. He was the eldest of three children. His parents, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. At the age of four, he moved with his family to Belgrade, Nebraska and in 1923 moved to western Nebraska where his family farmed.  He married Ruth Softley on Dec 29, 1925. The couple had six children: Darrel Kays of Puyallup; Melvin Kays of Beaverton, OR; Mervin Kays of Wichita Falls, Texas; Marvin Kays of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Fred Kays of Davenport and Vern Kays of Alexandria, VA. The family moved to a farm near the Keller Ferry in March of 1945 and later moved to a farm north of Davenport in 1948. They sold their farm in 1969 and moved to a home in Davenport.  Mrs Kays entered the Lincoln Nursing Home in 1985 and died June 21, 1989.  Mr Kays was a member of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church.  He was active in the North Star Grange for many years and after moving to town was active in the Lincoln County Museum and the Davenport Senior Center until his recent illness.  He is survived by six sons, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 6-14-1990) 


Kays, Ruth S:  (1906-1989);  “Ruth Softley Kays of Davenport died June 21, 1989 in this city. She was 83. Mrs Kays was born March 21, 1906 in Windsor, MO. She graduated with the Class of 1925 from the Perkins County High School in Grant, NE. On Dec 29, 1925 she married Chancy Kays in Sterling, Colorado.  The family moved to Washington State in 1945 and settled on  a farm north of Wilbur near the Keller Ferry. They moved to a farm north of Davenport in 1949 and retired to a home in Davenport in 1969.  Mrs Kays was active in the North Star Grange and the Lincoln County Historical Society. Survivors include her husband, Chancy, at home; six sons, Darrel Kays of Puyallup, Melvin Kays of Beaverton, OR, Mervin Kays of Wichita Falls, TX, Marvin Kays of Cheyenne, WY, Fred Kays of Auburn, and Vern Kays of Alexandria, VA; 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Charles Softly, of Phoenix, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held June 26 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 6-29-1989); 


Keedy surname:  H C Keedy operated the Davenport Furniture Store in 1898. An advertisement states: ‘This citizen merchant has resided in Davenport for the past seventeen years, having left his boyhood home in Maryland when but fifteen years of age, first emigrating to California. For a number of years he followed contracting and building in this city and several business houses and the Columbia Hotel are monuments of his architectural skill and ability as a builder.’  In May of 1899 Maud Keedy was recovering from scarlet fever. H C Keedy was continuing his business in advertisements in 1903.


Keedy, Frankie B: (d. 2-10-1889; aged 1 yr 7 mos 10 days); s/o HC & L; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Keimig, Woneta A: (1916-1942); “Woneta Keimig. Dated: Sept 28, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kendall, Roxie L: (1905-1988); “Roxie Leona Kendall. Died: July 5, 1988.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Roxie Leone Kendall of Davenport died July 5, 1988 in this city. She was 82.  Mrs Kendall was  born Sept 26, 1905 near Addy, WA, to Edwin Nichols and his wife, Clara Clark. She was the second of seven children.  At the age of two, her father died and when her mother remarried, the family moved to a farm west of Arden, between Colville and Addy.  When she was older, she worked for the Colville Hospital, and later earned her nursing degree at Colfax Hospital in about 1925. She also later returned to work at the Colville Hospital.  She later moved to Denver where she married Glen Kendall in 1927.  They lived in Kiowa, Colorado until about 1934 when they and their young son moved to Spokane where Mrs Kendall worked at Sacred Heart Hospital.  In about 1942, they moved to Colville where she worked in the county hospital and took care of her parents. Around 1945, they moved to Walla Walla where she was manager of the Blue Mountain Nursing Home for more than  20 years. She retired in 1973 and moved to Davenport in April 1988. She was a member of  Altrusa Club in Walla Walla and was active in painting classes at Wonder Goose Craft Shop, also in Walla Walla. Survivors include: three sisters, LaVerne Hutchens of Davenport, Bernice Iverson of Libby, Montana, and Beatrice Fawell of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen in 1943, and by her son and three grandchildren in 1964. Graveside services were held July 8 in Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church officiated. Pall bearers included Charles Hutchens, Dennis Hutchens, Morlan Hutchens, Randall Fawell, Phil Hutchens and Glen Hutchens. Memorials may be made to donor's choice of charity."

(Davenport Times, Thursday, July 14, 1988)


Kendill, L D: (1848-1898); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kennedy, Andrew D:  (1893-1910); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kennedy, B Frank: (1890-1908); “Benjamin Frank Kennedy, who died in Seattle of mitral-regurglation on Friday, Jan 3, was a son of L A Kennedy of this city. Frank was born, Dec 13, 1890 in Davenport and had lived in this city practically all of his life. He went to the coast about a year ago and was working there at the time of his death. His remains were brought here from Seattle by his brother Walter who went from this city for that purpose and interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery Wednesday. The services were held in the chapel at Stone’s Undertaking parlor by Rev W B Reed of the Christian Church. His relatives living are his father, L A Kennedy, and two brothers, Walter and W V Kennedy all of this city and  4 sisters, Mrs Fifield, Miss Blanche Kennedy, and Mrs W A Gibson of Lewiston and Mrs Kipp of Spokane.” (Dav Times-Tribune: 1-10-1908)


Kennedy, Lewis:  (1823-1901);  “Lewis Kennedy. Probate #487. Filed: March 23, 1901. Died: 1-28-1901, in Lincoln County. Frank Lowry, son-in-law, applied as Administrator. Property in NW ¼ 32-24-38. Bill submitted from Mary N Kennedy, nurse for Minerva Kennedy, the wife of deceased, and for deceased for 24 months from 3-13-1898 to 3-12-1900 and for Lewis Kennedy alone March 12, 1900 to Jan 25, 1901. Heirs:  W P Kennedy, son, at Edwall;  Douglas Kennedy, son, at Edwall; John Kennedy, son, at Walla Walla; Nancy Kennedy Wagner, deceased, with four children (Walter, Oscar and Shelly Wagner at Walla Walla, and Icey Miller at Odessa); Margaret Kennedy Linville at Shelby, IL; Nettie Florence at Melrose, ID; Alice Cookrum at Walla Walla; Dora Lowry at Davenport; Mary Kennedy at Walla Walla; and Frances Line. Bill submitted by Dr A J Whitney. File contains a listing of inventory, horses and equipment.”  (Notes from Lincoln County Superior Court Probate File #487);  “Lewis Kennedy, another of the oldest residents of Lincoln County, was laid at rest in Mountain View Cemetery last Sunday. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church in the afternoon and a large number of his former neighbors and citizens of Davenport were in attendance and listened to the remarks of Rev B F Peck. Mr Kennedy located in Lincoln County in the early ‘90s and at the time of his death resided on his farm southeast of Davenport. He was about 77 years old and leaves a family of married children to mourn his loss. His wife died less than a year ago and both now lie side by side in the cemetery west of town, there to wait when the graves shall be called to give up their dead.” (Davenport Tribune: 1-31-1901)


Kennedy, Mary A:  (1853-1926); d. 12-17-1926; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kennedy, Mary A Dale: (1858-1902); “Card of Thanks. We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors for their many kind attentions shown at the death of Mrs Kennedy; and we especially wish to thank the school children and members of the high school for their gifts of flowers and other tokens of regard. Their many kindly acts and expressions of sympathy and regard will ever be held in grateful memory. L A Kennedy and Family.” (LCT: 11-21-1902)


Kennedy, Minerva:  (1830-1900); d. 3-12-1900; w/o Lewis; See Probate #487 under Lewis Kennedy. “Mrs Louis Kennedy, the wife of an old and highly respected farmer living a few miles south of town, died Monday and was buried in the Davenport Cemetery Wednesday. The funeral was largely attended.” (LCT: 3-16-1900) (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kennedy, Philomene:  (1863-1902); “The remains of Mrs Kennedy, who died in Moscow, Wash., Sept 5, were brought to this city on Sunday last and were interred in the Mountain View Cemetery. Deceased leaves a husband and six children.” (LCT: 9-09-1902) (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kennedy, William Pierce: (1855-1927); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Funeral services for William Pierce Kennedy, age 71, a pioneer of the Bluestem district, who died at Milton, Oregon, was held from the Davenport Presbyterian church Sunday. Mr Kennedy came to Lincoln County from Walla Walla in 1886.” (Odessa Record: 1-14-1927)


Kennedy, William V: (1878-1963); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kerr, John:  (d. 5-27-1939; unconfirmed burial);  “John Kerr. Dated: May 27, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (See also Harrington Hillcrest Cemetery for other Kerr burials.)



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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