Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



Page Mu through Mz

See cemetery introduction on page A 



Mueli, Marie T:  (1835-1927); “grandmother” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Munson, Edith:  (unconfirmed);  “Edith Munson. Died: 12-22-1922.”  (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Munson, Guy A:  (1895-1974);  “Funeral services were held Tuesday in Davenport for Guy Alan Munson, who died Saturday.  The Rev Stanley Williamsen officiated and pall bearers were Dale McGath, Lloyd Maskenthine, Robert Kirkwood, Robert Denson, Alan Denson, Ted Morgan and Tom Brown, all nephews. Munson was born in Davenport in 1895 to Charles and Rachel Munson and he attended local schools until the family moved to Arlington. He returned to Davenport in 1920, after serving in France during WW I.  He worked for the Denson-Cassel hardware firm until 1938; between then and retirement he worked for hardware firms in Sprague, Ritzville and Harrington as well as Boeing in Moses Lake. He returned to Davenport in 1960 upon retirement. Survivors include his wife, Irma Maskenthine, who he wed in 1923, and a daughter, Joan Anderson, now of Seattle. He had two grandchildren, Jerry Anderson. Spokane, and Christine Meiners, Blackburg, VA, and two great grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.” (Davenport Times: 9-19-1974)


Munson, Irma L:  (1898-1988);  “Irma Lena Munson of Davenport died March 18, 1988 in this city. She was 89.  Mrs Munson was born Aug 30, 1898 in Stanton, NE. Her family came to davenport in 1902 from Stanton. Mrs Munson attended Davenport schools and later married Guy A Munson Jan 10, 1923 in the Lutheran Church Parsonage in Davenport.  Mr Munson was in the hardware business in Davenport, Sprague, Harrington and Ritzville before retiring in Davenport in the early 1960s. He died Sept 14, 1974. The Munsons had been married for 51 years.  Mrs Munson was a homemaker. She was very active in her church as an organist and in the choir and ladies groups.  Survivors include: a daughter, Joan Anderson of Wenatchee; a grandson, Jerry Anderson of Wenatchee; a granddaughter, Christine Anderson of Gainsville, FL; great grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Anderson of Wenatchee; and a brother, Paul Maskenthine of Davenport.  Services were held March 22 in the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Pastor David Daugs officiated. Burial was in Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 3-24-1988) 


Murbach, Richard B:  (1908-1997) “Lifetime Lincoln County resident Richard B Murbach passed away May 9, 1997 at his home in Davenport. Born April 5, 1908 to Richard E and M Myrtle (Baker) Murbach of Wilbur, he grew up in the Almira and Wilbur area. Murbach graduated from Almira High School in 1926 and began work as a farm laborer. In November of 1940, he married Louise Becker of Davenport. He lived in the Davenport area for many years, working as a farm hand and mechanic for Paul Clark. He was also a 50-year member of the Mondovi Grange. He is survived by his wife Louise, here in Davenport; two brothers, Lynn Murbach of Bayview, ID, and Lawrence Murbach of Seattle; five sisters, Mildred Hall of Davenport, Lois Morris of Orofino, ID, Helen Reinbold of Davenport, Mary Lou Fisk of Walla Walla and Neva Ralph of Spokane.  Murbach also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Murbach. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Pastor Steve Pruitt officiated the ceremony.  Interment is at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  5-22-1997) 


Murbach, Richard E ‘Dick’:  (1882-1968);  h/o Myrtle;  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “Richard E Murbach.—His home was Davenport , WA . Survived by his wife, Myrtle Murbach, at the home; 4 sons, Richard Murbach and Lynn Murbach, both of Davenport ; Lawrence Murbach, Seattle; Jack Murbach, Mt Vernon, WA; 5 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hall and Mrs. Helen Reinbold, both of Davenport; Mrs. Lois MacDonald and Mrs. Neva Fisk, both of Spokane; Mrs. Mary Lou Fisk, Milton-Freewater, OR; 2 brothers, Edward Murbach and Henry Murbach, both of Spokane; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild. Funeral Tuesday, Jan 30 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport , WA , Rev Joseph Woodford officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery , Davenport , WA . The Strate Funeral Home in Davenport , WA in charge.”  (Spokesman Review: 1-30-1968)


Murbach, Louise K:  (b. 1916-2010);  “Louise Murbach, age 93.—Passed away on Jan 15, 2010 in Davenport, WA. She was born on Oct 25, 1916 in Davenport, WA to Emmanuel and Frieda (Scharff) Becker. Married Richard Murbach in Davenport on Nov 10, 1940. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. A 60+ year member of the Mondovi Grange. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, crocheting, but really enjoyed her horses. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1997 and by her brother, Eddie Becker. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Jim Stearn, officiating. Vault interment preceded services at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. She will lie-in-state on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA from Noon to 4 p.m. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)


Murbach, Myrtle Baker:  (1884-1978); w/o Dick; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Murphy, Alice:  (1880-1908); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Murphy, Barbara J:  (1939-2000); d/o Joseph & Blanch, twin of Beverly;  “Barbara Jane Murphy, age 60, passed away April 5, 2000 in her Spokane home. Formerly of Davenport, she is survived by her mother, Blanch Murphy, of Davenport, WA, and three sisters, Irene Ehlers, Grand Coulee, WA; Mary An Stackpole, Monroe, WA; and her twin sister Beverly Murphy of Spokane, WA.  She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Joseph Murphy in 1982.  Born August 27, 1939 in Davenport, WA. A 1957 Davenport High School graduate. She worked for ten years for The Crescent, and for 25 years as Director of Policy Holder Services at North Coast Life Insurance Company.”  (Davenport Times: 4-13-2000); 


Murphy, Beverly J:  (1939-2001);  “A graveside service and vault interment is scheduled today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery for Beverly J Murphy, 61, who died Sunday, March 19, 2001, at her Spokane home.  A rosary service took place Wednesday at the Strate Funeral Home chapel in Davenport, with Deacon Gary Cooper as officiant. Funeral mass is today at 11 a.m. at St Augustine Catholic Church, 428 W 19th Ave, Spokane, with Father Semple officiating.  Born Aug 27, 1939, in Davenport to Joseph and L Blanche (Cook) Murphy, she was a 1957 Davenport High School graduate and attended Kelsey Baird Business School in Spokane. She retired in April of last year from the accounting department at Avista Corp, for which she had worked for 41 years. She was a member of St Augustine Catholic Church.  She was preceded in death by her father and twin sister, Barbara Murphy, in  April of last year.  She leaves her mother, Blanche Murphy, of Davenport; two sisters, Irene Ehlers of Grand Coulee, and Mary Stackpole of Monroe, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-22-2001); 


Murphy, Joseph P:  (1904-1982);  “Funeral services were held recently for Joseph P Murphy at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Davenport, with Father Tyrone Schaff officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Murphy was born Nov 1, 1904 in Rossland, BC.  He came to Davenport with his parents in 1910, settling on the home place north of town. He married Blanche Cook I 1929 and together they raised cattle and hay.  Murphy was employed at the Davenport Union Warehouse from 1950 to 1961 at which time he became semi-retired because of ill health. The ranch was sold I 1969 and they moved into Davenport. Following a brief illness, Murphy died Dec 2.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Modern Woodmen of America and a charter member of North Star Grange. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Murphy, at the home; four daughters, Mrs Kenneth (Irene) Ehlers, Grand Coulee; Mrs Gerald (Mary Ann) Stackpole, Monroe; Barbara Murphy and Beverly Murphy, both of Spokane; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 12-16-1982)


Murphy, Lewis W:  (1900-1954); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Lewis Murphy.  Died: 5-22-54, 53, accident-tractor; Davenport burial. By R J McDonald. ( Davenport Catholic Ledger);


Murphy, William L:  (1870-1915); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Murray, Daniel J:  (d. 1916);  “Daniel J Murray, 33 year old, died at his home in Davenport Sunday, June 25, 1916. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon, the pastor, Rev Frederick Tonge preaching the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Murray was born near Alexandria, South Dakota, coming to Washington in the summer of 1909. He was married to Miss Lillie L Mercer, July 29, 1912, at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They came to Davenport in May, 1913, where they have since resided.  The wife and a son 8 months old survive him.”  (Dav. Tribune:  6-29-1916); {Edit: Prior to 1930, Lillie L Mercer Murray had married Hosea Lesnett. Hosea, Lillie and Hosea’s step-son, Daniel Murray, are residing in Egypt, Lincoln County, WA. Lillie Lesnett died August 28, 1941 from a gunshot wound. Her burial is in the Wilbur City Cemetery.}


Murray, Daniel W  (unconfirmed burial; assumed death date: 8-29-1941);  “Bones, identified as those of Daniel Wesley Murray, were found Sunday in a lonely sagebrush pasture west of Davenport. Murray had been missing since August 29, 1941, the day after his mother, Mrs Lillie M Lesnett was shot and killed by a .22 caliber rifle. Bones scattered over a small area were located by August Bauer, who owns the pasture land, about a mile from the Lesnett home. The bones were identified as Murray’s by a wristwatch, social security card and parts of the clothing he was wearing when he disappeared. The same rifle believed to have been used in the killing of Mrs Lesnett, was found with the bones, officers said. The bones and other effects were taken to Davenport by Sheriff Frank C Rambo.” (Citizen: 6-25-1948)


Myers, Charles E:  (1866-1953); “Charles E Myers.  Dated: Oct 6, 1953.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Charles E Myers, 87, Davenport, died last week Tuesday at the Spokane sanatorium. He had been an invalid for four years.  Teacher, politician, civic leader, jeweler, store keeper, optometrist, and sportsman, Lincoln County pioneer Charley Myers was a highly respected man and much beloved citizen. His obituary which follows is taken from the Davenport Times-Tribune: ‘Charles E Myers was born June 29, 1866, at Homerville, Ohio, son of David J and Sarah Myers. He was reared on his father’s farm, attending the district schools and also northwestern Ohio Normal school and Ashton college to become a teacher. He began teaching when he was twenty years old and four months later came to Washington, locating in the Larene district, north of town.  March 13, 1888, Mr Myers married his childhood sweetheart, Katherine Hubler, and they came to the Davenport area in April 1888. He taught for two years at Larene and also established a general store and was Larene postmaster for twelve years.  In 1884 fire destroyed Mr Myer’s store and although he re-established it he soon moved to Davenport to start a jewelry business. He later attended and graduated  from South Bend college of optometry. In 1928 he sold his jewelry store to an employee, Lon Johnson, and devoted all his attention to optical work. Mr Myers was a state senator from 1909 to 1913 and also served in the legislature for thee terms starting in 1917. He was a regent at Cheney Normal School, chairman of the county council of defense during WW II, president of Lincoln County Game commission, chairman of Lincoln County Red Cross for nineteen years. He was the first president of the Davenport Commercial Club in 1918 and he served as chairman of the local school board. A Republican of long standing, Mr Myers believed in politics only as a means and method of securing good government.  Mr Myers was an ardent sportsman and in 1948 the Shaw and Borden company of Spokane published his 309 page book titled ‘Memoirs of a Hunter’.  The book tells of his 38 consecutive annual deer hunting with a group of friends including Judge C A Pettijohn and Jim Goodwin. Mr and Mrs Myers had seven children, Jay, Charles F, David, Philip E, Olive, Richard N, Robert E Myers. All were raised in the Davenport community. Mrs Myers died in 1939 and two children are dead.  Survivors are four sons, David J, Okanogan; Richard N, Coulee Dam; Philip and Robert, both of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren…” (Citizen: 10-16-1953);  {Edit: “Senator Myers Home Burns. While the family was at lunch at 1 o’clock Tuesday the house of State Senator Charles E Myers caught fire and was burned to the ground in a few minutes. A high wind was blowing, but in spite of the rapidity with which the house burned some of the furniture was saved. The loss is about $7,000, partly covered by insurance. The Myers home adjoins the town of Davenport on the north. He was at home, but Mrs Myers is in California.” (Odessa Record: 6-11-1926) “C E Myers, 25, OH, merchant; Bessie, 23, OH; Floyd, 3, WA; Jay, 6 mos, WA.” (The household of Charles E Myers on the 1892 census for Lincoln Co). “Charles, b. June 1866; Katherine, Dec 1867; Jay, Oct 1891; Charles, Jan 1894; Davis, Dec 1895; and Philip, Aug 1898” (listings for same family on the Davenport 1900 census.}


Myers, Jay Milton:  (d. 3-22-1941; s/o Chas and Katherine); “Jay Myers. Dated: April 1, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “A telegram received by Senator C E Myers announced the landing at an Atlantic port of his son, Jay Myers, who has been honorably discharged from overseas service. Owing to the fact that he was known to have been confined in a hospital in France for some time it is thought his discharge results from physical disability. He was a member of the 161st Infantry band and is the first Lincoln County soldier to return from overseas service.” (Odessa Record: 4-12-1918);


Myers, Katherine Hubler:  (1867-1939);  w/o Chas;  “Katherine Myers. Died: 4-24-1939. Married.” (Davenport Methodist Ledgers); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Myers, Olive:  (1901-1941; d/o Charles and Katherine);  “Olive Myers. Dated:  Oct 22, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Olive Myers. Died: Oct 1941.Single.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledgers); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

to the WAGenWeb by Marge Womach, January 2009

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