Davenport Mountain View Cemetery   


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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See cemetery introduction on page A 


Kloster surname:  The Kloster family plot has a huge Kloster-Fortanier monument, with Huesman on the reverse side. Robert and Minnie Fortanier; Dad Adrian Kloster, Mother Marie Kloster, Raymond Kloster, Alfred Kloster. The last three dying in the horrendous flu epidemic. The Huesman members in this representation were: Herman R Huesman, Fred and Bertha Huesman.


Kloster, Adrian:  (1851-1939); “Dad Kloster passed away Monday morning at 9:45 o’clock, at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane. Mr Kloster was in the hospital about one week. His health was good until the last year when he began failing noticeably. Adrian Kloster was born Oct 31, 1851 in Lorraine, France. His parents were German, but he received his education in French. He came the States in 1872, taking passage on the Isle de France. The voyage took fourteen days, and a heavy storm at sea washed waves over the vessel’s deck tearing away 10 feet of bulwarks. Ten years later this ship sailed out of port and was never again heard from. Mr Kloster first went to Cass County, MO, and in 1883 he came to Harrington and bought railroad land for $5 an acre. He married Mary Fortanier in 1891, and to the union five sons and one daughter were born. In 1916 Mr Kloster built a fine bungalow in Harrington and moved to town with his family. During the terrible epidemic of flu in 1918 when so many persons were victims of the disease, Mrs Kloster, two of the sons, and the daughter died. Bereft of so many members of his family, he sold the house in town, and resided with his sons. During the winter seasons he rented apartments in town. Seldom is a person called upon to part with three of his loved ones within such a short time. Though Mr Kloster was deeply grieved, he bravely adjusted himself to circumstances. Mr Kloster became a citizen of the United States in 1876. He was a student of history, especially history of France. He was not affiliated with fraternal orders, or other organizations. During his many leisure hours he read extensively and studied. He was a familiar character about town, and several times daily walked the length of the business district, up one side of the street and down the other, including the side streets. He frequently visited certain of his friends to discuss points of historical interest, or current issues of the day. Mr Kloster accompanied his newly wed son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs George Kloster, on their wedding trip to California this fall where he visited his brother at Fresno. Surviving Mr Kloster are three sons, George, Ernest and Louis; one brother, Julius Kloster at Fresno; and four grandchildren, including Vernon and Glen Kloster. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Community church, with Rev Kenneth Claypool officiating clergyman. Bumgarner Funeral Home of Davenport was in charge. Mrs Frank Scott and Mrs Leo Birge sang ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.’ Mrs Clarence Scott accompanied at the piano. Pallbearers were Charles E Moore, W B Hose, James McKinnon Sr, Guy Wesp, Robert Stone and E W Huber. Burial was in the family vault in the Davenport Cemetery.” (Harrington Citizen: 8 Dec 1939) Notes: “Nickolaus Adrian Kloster”. Birth: 31 Oct 1851 in Lorraine, France, 50 miles from Metz. He was one of 4 sons and 5 daughters. Adrian married Mary Fortanier on 16 July 1891. Mary was the daughter of Robert B and Minnie Fortanier, both buried in Davenport’s Mt View Cemetery. George Kloster was affiliated with the Davenport Museum, where the family history should be documented. Adrian Kloster is also mentioned in Thumbnail Biographies.  “Adrian Kloster. Dated: Dec 4, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Kloster, Alfred: (1900-1918); “Alfred Prosper Kloster. Male. White. Single. Birth: 11-03-1900, WA. Aged: 17 yrs 11 mos 13 days. Farmer. Died: 10-21-1918, 10 a.m., Harrington, WA. Cause: Influenza and pneumonia, 6 days duration. Father: Adrian Kloster, born France; Mother: Mary Fortanier. Burial: Davenport, WA. J E Turner, undertaker, Harrington.” (Lincoln Co Death Certificate); 


Kloster, Ernest A:  (1895-1982); h/o Lennie M;  “Ernest Adrian Kloster. Died: July 12, 1982.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Funeral services were held for Ernest Kloster Thursday at 1 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home. Mr Kloster lived all his life at the home farm a few miles north of Harrington and was a second generation farmer there. Ernest  was born Oct 18, 1895 at the home place and attended school in the Rocklyn area and in Davenport. He was the son of Adrian and Marie Kloster. He and Lennie Smith were married May 16, 1920, making their home on the farm. Mrs Kloster passes away in May of 1971.  He farmed until about 1965.  Mr Kloster died at the Davenport Hospital after a short illness on July 12, 1982.  The interment is in the Davenport Cemetery. He was survived by two sons, Vernon Kloster, Harrington and Glen Kloster, Davenport, two brothers, Louis Kloster, Spokane and George Kloster, Harrington, and 7 grandchildren, Larry Kloster, Gary Kloster, Cheryl Jones, Diana Holwagen, John Kloster, Larry M Kloster and Donna Kloster.” (Davenport Times: 7-15-1982);


Kloster, Glenn D:  (1927-2006); “Glenn D Kloster. Harrington.—Graveside inurnment is planned at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 1, at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport for lifelong Harrington resident Glenn D Kloster, 82, who died Tuesday, Aug 29, in Spokane Valley. Born Nov 27, 1923, to Ernest and Lonnie (Smith) Kloster, he lived his entire life on the family farm near Harrington, where he raised his family. He married Marjorie Boleneus in Davenport on Sept 5, 1944.  He was a past president of the Lincoln County Cattleman’s Association and a member of the American Hereford Association and the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. He was active in the community as the scoutmaster for Troop 66 in Harrington for several years. He loved his cattle and traveled throughout the US and Canada to meet with other Hereford breeders. He was also an avid model railroader and built many HO scale model engines and train cars. He was a voracious reader and loved history of the Old West. He also had a large worldwide stamp collection that he started as a youth. Besides his wife of 62 years, he leaves two sons, Larry of Spokane and Gary of Richland; tow grandsons, Michael (son of Larry) of Spokane and Mark (son of Gary) of Naples, Italy; and a great grandson, Brayden of Naples, Italy. He was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon of Harrington; his parents; and a grandson, Brian (son of Gary) of Walnut Creek, CA. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-31-2006)


Kloster, Lennie M:  (1903-1971); “Lennie M Kloster.—Her home was Harrington, WA. Survived by her husband Ernest Kloster at the home; 2 sons, Glenn Kloster, Davenport; Vernon Kloster, Harrington; her mother, Mrs Stella Smith, Davenport; 3 sisters, Mrs Olie Hughes, San Francisco, CA; Mrs Edna Morgan, Spokane; Mrs Betty Byler, Clover Dale, CA; 2 brothers, George Smith, Portland, OR; Lester Smith, Davenport, WA; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Member of the American Auxiliary No 136, Harrington, WA. Funeral services will be held June 3, 1971 at 2 p.m. from the Community Church, Harrington, WA, Rev James Updike officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokane Daily Chronicle: 6-01-1971)


Kloster, Marie:  (1868-1918);  “Mary Magdelena Kloster. Female. White. Married.  Birth: 7-28-1868, Germany. Died: 10-21-1918, 3 p.m., Harrington.  Cause: Influenza and pneumonia of 6 days duration. Father: Robert Fortanier, born Germany. Mother: Mary Fortanier, born Germany. Burial: Davenport, WA. J E Turner, undertaker, Harrington, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Certificate);  “The will of Mrs Marie Kloster, who died at Harrington Oct 22, 1918 was filed for probate the past week, and a petition for letters of administration on the estate of Bertha C Miller was filed at the same time. A pathetic story is told in the filing of the papers.  Mrs Kloster, wife of Adrian Kloster, pioneers of the Harrington country, died as the result of influenza. A few hours after a son, Alfred, died from the same disease.  A few days after another son, Raymond, succumbed to the same disease. Mrs Miller, daughter of Mrs Kloster, came over from Sprague to assist during the illness of the family, contracted the disease and died, the four deaths occurring within six days.  The petition for probate sets up the fact that the Kloster estate consists of 1200 acres of land in addition to 800 acres sold under contract some time ago.”  (Harrington Citizen: 11-28-1918); 


Kloster, Raymond:  (1898-1918);  “Raymond R Kloster died last Sunday at the age of nineteen. He was the fourth member of the Kloster family to die of influenza. He has a father and a brother who are ill in the  hospital with the same disease. The body was taken to Davenport for burial.” (Citizen: 1 Nov 1918) “Raymond Robert Kloster. Birth: 11-26-1898, WA. Died: 10-27-1918, 2 a.m., Harrington.  Cause: Influenza and pneumonia, 12 days duration. Dr L F Wagner, MD. Father: Adrian Kloster. Mother: Mary Fortanier. Burial: Davenport, WA. J T Lyse, undertaker, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Certificate);


Knack, Elizabeth Johannah Bakenhus: (1891-1975); w/o Elmer; “Services were held Nov 24 at the Strate Funeral Home for Elizabeth Knack. She died Nov 20 at age 84. Mrs Knack was born to Herman and Johannah Bakenhus at Redfield, SD in 1891. She moved to the Davenport area when she was six years old. She married Elmer Knack in November, 1914, and they farmed in the Rocklyn area until his death in 1953. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Davenport, was active in the Naomi Circle and was also a member of Wilson Grange. Surviving Mrs Knack are three daughters, Mrs Wilma Fouke, San Francisco, Mrs Edwin (Irene) Young of Sprague and Mrs Ted (Lois) Zeimantz, Davenport. A son, Wallace Knack, also survives as well as a brother, Paul Bakenhus, Orange, CA, and three sisters, Hannah Tess, Hartline, Mrs Eleanor Gibson and Mrs Bulah Kraft, both of Orange, CA. Ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive her. Committal services were held at the Davenport Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: Nov 1975) “Elizabeth Johannah Knack. Died: Nov 3, 1975.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);


Knack, Elmer A:  (1891-1953); “Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church of Davenport Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for Elmer A Knack, 62, lifelong resident of this area. The Rev James E Doak officiated at the service which was arranged by the Bumgarner Funeral Home. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Pall bearers were Elwend Kruger, Walter Kruger, Ed Zellmer, Gilbert Gauger, Lew Hutsell and Paul Maskenthine. Elmer A Knack was born June 8, 1891, at the Rocklyn farm home of his parents, Herman and Louisa Knack. He resided with his parents until 1914 and then farmed near Rocklyn until 1925 when he moved to Davenport. He was a member of Wilson Grange. Survivors are the widow, Elizabeth, at home; four children, Mrs Wilma Fouke, San Francisco, CA; Wallace Knack, Davenport; Mrs Arlene Young, Lamont; Mrs Lois Zeimantz, Mondovi; one brother, Sam Knack, Rocklyn; two sisters, Mrs George Borck, Rocklyn; Mrs D F Reinbold, Davenport; and seven grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 20 Aug 1953) “Elmer Knack. Dated: Aug 17, 1953.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Knack, Jeanine M:  (1934-1961);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Knack, Margaret L:  (1901-1997);  d. 12-08-1997; “After a full life, Maggie L Meek Knack, 96, died Dec 8, 1997. She was born at Newport, WA on April 22, 1901, the oldest of ten children.  In November of 1919, Mrs Knack married Sam Knack of Rocklyn. Together they had three daughters, which was the start of a large and loving family.  The Knacks farmed for many years in the Rocklyn area and Mrs Knack is best known for being a hardworking farm wife, loved by friends and family. In 1955, she and Sam moved to Davenport.  Mrs Knack was an active member of the Wilson Grange and the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Rocklyn Homemakers Club. Her husband preceded her in death in 1960 and her daughter Ruth in 1973. She is also survived by two daughters and their husbands, Grace and Gerald Grunerud and Marjorie and Harry Schneider, both of Davenport; brother Jake Meek of Spokane; sister Marie E Endicott of Oldtown, Idaho; eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 10, 1997 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 1-15-1998);


Knack, Samuel W:  (1899-1960);  d. 7-18-1960; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Knack, Verna Opal:  (1932-1984); “The Strate Funeral Home in Davenport held services Saturday, July 21, for Verna O Knack of Davenport. She passed away Wednesday, July 18, at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, at age 52. Knack was born July 3, 1932, in Bismark, North Dakota, to Edwin Lange and the former Mabel Hamann. The family lived in Panama and then Fort Wright during her childhood, while her father served in the Army. When she was 8 years old, the family moved to Colbert, where she grew up. She graduated from Mead High School and then EWSC, with a teaching degree. She taught school in Lind for 8 years, before moving to Davenport, where she taught for 22 years. She married Wally Knack on June 8, 1964. Survivors include her husband, Wally; daughters, Sandra Wallace of Seattle; and Michelle Wheland of Kennewick; her mother, Mabel Lange of Davenport; her brother, Ronald Lange of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Davenport Education Association, Order of eastern Star in Lind and Davenport, the Davenport Gun Club, the American Trap Association, and the Pacific International Trap Assn, of which she was state handicap champion in 1983. Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church led funeral services. Pall bearers included Skip Conner, Chuck Jungblom, Kim McKee, Bill Nicholls, Doug Reinbold and Mike Scharbach. Honorary pall bearers were Ralph Brown, Frank Cummings, Will Gester, Rollin Ricketts and Lloyd Stannard.” (Davenport Times: 7-26-1984) “Verna Opal Knack. Died: July 18, 1984.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Saturday morning, the community paid respect to Verna Knack (Mrs Wally) during final rites in Davenport. Mrs Knack fought the valiant fight against cancer for almost a year, then departed as serenely as she had lived. A teacher at Davenport High School for 22 years, Mrs Knack helped prepare students to be self-sufficient after they left the school system. She generated enthusiasm in her students, encouraging them to investigate new things and ideas. She was delighted when a class of boys reflected her own enthusiasm, whether it was learning to bathe a baby or how to purchase car insurance. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching, but found time to also enjoy the hobby of trap-shooting, also shared with Wally. Coming for services were Sandra Wallace of Seattle, Michelle and David Wheland of Kennewick and Verna’s brother, Ronald Lange of Phoenix, AZ. Knack’s mother, Mabel Lange, resides at the Cottonwood Apartments in Davenport.” (Davenport Times, Rocklyn News by Sugar Kik, In Memoriam: 7-26-1984)


Knapp surname:  (Henry Wm Knapp and Ida M Harbard were shown as the parents on the birth certificate of Constance Elgine Knapp in Davenport on Sept 25, 1907.)


Knapp, H W:  (Davenport City);  “W H Knapp is home from the bedside of his daughter Helen, who has for weeks been wavering between life and death. There is some hope for her final recovery. The tenacity to hang to life, that has so characterized the father, seems to have been transmitted to the child. All hope that after the brave fight, Miss Helen will be spared for many years.” (D. Tribune: 4-19-1906)


Knapp, Henry:  (Davenport City);  “Henry W Knapp died at Everett with burial in Davenport at Mt View cemetery.” (LCT-notes: 2-20-1914)


Knappert, Adolph:  (1859-1938); h/o Pauline; “Adolph Knappert. Died: 2-09-1938.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Funeral services for Adolph Knappert, Davenport pioneer, were held Saturday from the Lutheran church there, with the Rev F J Ahrendt officiating. A native of Germany, Mr Knappert had lived in the Davenport area since 1903. Surviving are the widow, one daughter and four sons.” (Odessa Record:  2-17-1938); 


Knappert, Alice:  (1917-1918); d. 2-04-1918; d/o Wm; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)" Alice Julia Knappert, 11 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. William Knappert, died of ptomaine poisoning at the family home near Davenport shortly after midnight Monday morning.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning by Rev. C. Hopf from the German Lutheran church." Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


Knappert, Amelia:  (unconfirmed;  d. 1-04-1901) 1st wife of Emil C;  “Emilie Knappert. Probate File #476. Filed: Jan 1901. Will. Property in Davenport.  Died: Jan 4, 1901 in Lincoln County. Executor: Emil Knappert, widower, age 39.  Children: Walter A, age 4, Gertrude, age 3.” (Notes from Lincoln County Superior Court Probate File #476);  The census of Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA in 1900 shows the children of Emil and Emelia Knappert as:  Mata, Lillie, Walter and Gertrude.  Little Hattie was born following the census and failed to thrive, dying in September 1900. Lillie married Fred Rupp on March 25, 1909 in Lincoln Co.


Knappert, Andrew A: (1903-1970); d. 5-21-1970; h/o Goldie;  “Funeral services were held May 23 for Andrew A Knappert who passed away two weeks ago. Services were held at the Strate Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Stanley Williamson in charge. Pall bearers were Clyde Shackelford, Pete Adams, Phil Tarbert, Lester Hansen, Cleo Richards and Clyde Bowman. Interment was a Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Knappert was born in 1903 at Davenport. He was a veteran of WW II.  He married his wife, Goldie Crandell in 1935, and worked for Davenport fuel company for 19 years.  He is survived by his wife, Goldie at the home; one son, Ted Whitmore in CA; two daughters, Mrs Norma Baker of Salem, OR, and Mrs Doris Turner of Newport, WA; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, William Knappert of Chicago, IL, and Harry Knappert of Spokane; one sister, Mrs Margurite Riechman, Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 6-04-1970)


Knappert, Anna M Draeger: (1877-1949); 2nd wife of Emil C; “Anna M Knappert. Dated: Feb 22, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Marriage Certificate: 29 March 1901 at Davenport, Emil C Knappert of Davenport and Anna Drager of Hartwell, both Lincoln County, by G Koehler, minister; Henry Kahse and Auguste Drager, witnesses.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: U-430, Certificate of Marriage);  See also: Johanna Draeger, mother of Mrs E Knappert and Mrs Henry Kahse, died  Sept 8, 1902. 


Knappert, Emil C: (d. 3-26-1908);  “Hanged Himself in Barn. As a result of the recent accident which occurred during the eruption of the veterinary hospital in this city which caused the death of his son-in-law, E C Knappert, a prominent carpenter and contractor hung himself from a rafter in his barn last Wednesday afternoon about 3:15.  Mr Knappert had the contract for the building at the hospital and when the scaffolding gave way and precipitated his son-in-law to his death he was accused, it is said, of negligence in making the scaffolding safe. This accusation together with a mental weakness caused by ___ive dissipation it is said was the cause of his taking his life.  The crime was committed in a barn situated near his home and the rafter from which he hung himself was extremely low making it necessary for him to get on his knees before the rope which he had placed around his neck would become tight.  He was found in this position by his wife immediately after he had died, who cut the rope and gave the alarm. An inquest was thought unnecessary as the manner of his death very evident. Mr Knappert was the father of a large family, and had been married twice, there being eight children, all small. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.” (Lincoln County Times: 4-03-1908) (Edit: E Knappert was one of the signing charter members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport which organized Nov 12, 1891.); 


Knappert, Hattie: (d. Sept 1900); d/o EC & Emilie; “The infant child of Mr and Mrs E C Knappert died on Monday and the funeral held Tuesday.  Little Hattie only lived through one month of home love when she was called to Him who said: ‘Suffer little children to come unto me’.” (LCT: 9-20-1900) 


Knappert, James E:  (1937-1957); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Knappert, Pauline:  (1870-1958); w/o Adolph; Mother of atleast five children: Wm, Harry A, Bruns, Margaretha, and Andreas (from 1910 Egypt census);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Knowles, Agnes Ellen:  (1887-1942);  “Agnes Ellen Knowles. Dated: Dec 22, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Knowles, Clyde C:  (1919-1943); d. 1-08-1943;  “Clyde C Knowles. Dated: Feb 16, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “WA Pvt. 127 Inf. WW II” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Clyde Knowles, 15-year old son of Mr and Mrs J E Knowles of Sand Flat, a pupil in the 5th grade here, disappeared from his home last Thursday evening, when he was sent to herd home some goats. When he did not return his parents, brothers and several neighbors searched for him most of the night and Friday morning Deputy Sheriff Ed Spining and others from Davenport went out to aid in the search, and found the youth about noon Friday, a quarter of a mile from his home. The boy’s foot was caught between a rock and a log, and he informed the searchers that he became bewildered in the dark the previous night, wandered around for hours, and finally slipped down a gully and caught his foot. The story did not ring true to Deputy Spining, as the youth changed his tale several times, so the officers brought the boy to town for further questioning. It was evident that his foot was not caught tightly, and that he was close enough to state road No. 22 to have summoned help. Finally Friday afternoon the boy confessed that his story was untrue. He had became angry at his parents and brothers and ran away, but changed his mind toward morning, and, as he started to return home, heard searching parties looking for him, became frightened and hid, and finally placed his foot between the rock and the log and called to the searchers…” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 5-03-1934)


Knowles, John Jacob: (1903-1969); d. 10-22-1969; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“John Jacob Knowles.—His home Spokane, WA, formerly at Davenport, WA. Survived by his father, John E Knowles, Davenport, WA; 4 brothers, Eugene Knowles, Calgary, Canada; James Edward Knowles, Sunnyside, WA; Stanley A and Fred W Knowles, both of Spokane, WA. Graveside services will be held Monday, Oct 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA, Rev Donald A Ross officiating. Jerue Funeral Home, Cheney, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 10-27-1969, scrapbook item)



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