Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


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Paeper, Florence E Paulsen:  (1914-2000); d. Oct 2000;  “A memorial service is scheduled Saturday, Oct 21, at 2 p.m. at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel for Florence E (Paulsen) Paeper, 81, who died Oct 15, 2000 at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport.  Pastor Barbara Caviezel will officiate. Inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.  Born Dec 12, 1918, to Rasch and Mabel Paulsen, she grew up on the family farm outside Davenport. She graduated from Davenport High School and Kelsey Baird Business School. An accomplished pianist and flautist, she belonged to the DHS orchestra and the WPA Project Band. She married Fred Paeper on May 9, 1942.  She worked for Pettijohn and McCallum, attorneys, during WW II, then joined her husband in the ownership of Paeper’s Variety Store in Davenport. Later, she served many years as Davenport’s city clerk.  She belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, various sewing and bridge clubs and First Presbyterian Church. After her husband’s death in 1977, she lived at the family home until 1997, when she moved into the Ark Adult Family Home in Harrington until moving to the nursing home last month.  Her husband, parents, a sister and a grandson preceded her in death.  She leaves tow daughters, Barbara and Larry Doty of Davenport and Lauri Paeper of Des Moines, WA; 4 grandchildren, Shala Vorderbrueggen, Leslie Oliver, Toby Gallier and Randy Gallier; 5 great grandchildren; a brother, Alvin and Ona Paulsen; a brother-in-law, Robert and Marian Paeper; a niece, Penny and Bob Piper, and numerous other nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 10-19-2000); 


Paeper, Frederick W Jr:  (1914-1977); “Concluding rites were held for Fred Paeper at the Strate Funeral Chapel May 13. The Rev Roger Muisiner officiated at the service. Mr Paeper died May 10 in Seattle while visiting a daughter, Lauri Gallier.  He was born in Hartford, SD, Nov 15, 1914 and attended school in Spokane, graduating from West Valley high school.  Mr Paeper served with the Army Signal Corps during World War II and following his discharge in 1945, operated a variety store in Davenport. In 1968, he became a postal clerk and worked at the Davenport post office until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Florence, at the home and two daughters, Barbara Doty, Davenport and Lauri Gallier, Kent, WA. Three brothers, Robert of Seattle, and Kenneth and Raymond of Spokane also survive as does a sister, Catherine Boner of Salem, OR and a step brother, James Jennees of Medical Lake. He is also survived by three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers included Ed Remillong, Everett Boleneus, Bill Wuesthoff, Terry Buchser, Richard Hardin and Ralph Clizer. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 5-26-1977); 


Page, A H:  (1865-1905); d. 3-30-1905; “With Consumption.  A H Page, who for many months has fought off the dreadful disease, tuberculosis, died at the home of his mother, Mrs Martha Page, in Davenport this Thursday morning. Davenport Tribune.” (Citizen:  4-07-1905);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Page, Clarence C:  (1900-1961); “Clarence C Page. OK Pvt Co F 5th Inf. WW I; April 14, 1900-June 21, 1961.”   (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Page, Ira W:  (1895-1996);  “Memorial service for Ira W Page of Creston will be at 11:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Pastor Warren Lynn officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Page will lie-in-state from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. this morning at Strate Funeral Home. Mr Page died Oct 20, 1996 in Davenport. He was 101.  He was born on May 11, 1895, in Tulsa, OK, to Oliver and Jessie (Tinkham) Page.  Mr Page was a well driller for many years in Eastern Washington. He lived in Davenport for several years before moving to Creston. He owned and operated a doughnut ship in Spokane and a small café and gas station in Creston.  Wounded in France during World War I, the veteran eventually became a member of the Davenport Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was an avid outdoor sportsman and loved sports, especially golf and baseball. He also loved children, always having room on his lap for one more child.  Mr Page is survived by two daughters, Fran Mangis and her husband Jess of Creston, and Alice Belberry of Valley, WA; seven grandchildren, Sandy Goin of Creston, Shary Silflow of Kendrick, ID, Jim Welberry of Deer Park, Cindie Patterson of Deer Park, Vickie Huth of Spokane, Tim Welberry of Seattle and Tom Welberry of Reno, NV; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Ray Page of Spokane; and one nephew, Robert Page of Enumclaw.  Mr Page was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Stella, in 1988, two brothers and two sisters.” (Davenport Times:  10-24-1996); 


Page, Oliver W:  (1865-1958); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Paige, Edward H:  (1870-1932);  “E H Paige. Died: 1932.”  (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  “Edward H Paige. Dated: Oct 11, 1932. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Acacia Lodge Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “Edward H Paige, 71, pioneer photographer and sportsman of Davenport, died at his home Wednesday night of heart trouble. He was born at Buffalo, NY, and came to Davenport in 1898 when he opened a studio of photography. He is survived by his widow, three daughters and one son. Mr Paige was a well known and highly respected man throughout the northwest. He was affiliated with the Masonic and Knights of Pythias orders. The funeral services will be held this morning at 10:30 from the Presbyterian church.” (Harrington Citizen: 10-14-1932)


Paige, Mabel B:  (1870-1954); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Painter, Hazel V Nate:  (1920-2001); d. Jan 2001;  “A memorial service for Hazel (Nate) Painter, 80, a longtime Lincoln County resident, was yesterday (Wednesday) Jan 24, at Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with Pastor Phil Falk officiating.  A private graveside service preceded at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Painter died Jan 21, in Lincoln Hospital.  Born Hazel Viola Johnson on Feb 13, 1920, in Peach, WA, she was the daughter of Amanda and Magnus Johnson. She grew up on a farm and attended schools in Peach and Creston. She married Floyd Nate in 1937 and lived for many years in Davenport, where they raised two daughters and her husband was employed in the construction industry and by the state highway department.  Before his death of cancer in 1967, she worked in the Lincoln Hospital kitchen, the Hangar Café (formerly the Mitten Café) and the Lincoln County Assessor’s Office.  In 1968 she met and married Dale Painter and moved to Wilbur, where he was manager of Big Bend Fertilizer Co.  She assisted as bookkeeper, but was happiest being a homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed for many people. She made quilts for her children and grandchildren. Two years after he second husband’s death in 1993, she returned to Davenport and moved in 1998 to Serene Meadows until her recent hospitalization.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Floyd Nate and Dale Painter; parents; two brothers, Manfred and Everett Johnson; three sisters, Edith Modlin, Sigrid Nate, and Florence Franz; and a granddaughter, Tina Buck.  She leaves two daughters, Sharon (and Jack) Buck and Rita (and John) Sawyer, all of Davenport; step-children, Judy (Painter) Kostur of Longwood, FL, and John (and Linda) Painter, of Goldendale, WA; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Williams of Wilbur and Violet Anyan of Lincoln; a brother, Elmer (Cactus) Johnson of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 1-25-2001); 


Palmer, Frances R:  (1823-1902);  (death record not located); “Francis R Palmer, 77; Margaret M, 70; Artie Carr, 35; Harrie E Palmer, 33; Hoyt P Carr, 14.” (1900 Mondovi, Lincoln Co Census);


Palmer, Ida Perry:  (1878-1912); “The accidental discharge of a shot-gun caused the death Saturday of Mrs C W Palmer, six miles south of Fellows Station and six miles from a telephone, where she bled to death. Mrs Palmer was returning from Fellows with her 12-year old son, John, and Erastus Smith, 14, a nephew, all three on horseback, when two miles from the Palmer homestead the Smith boy dismounted and in doing so a shot-gun  which he carried was discharged. The charge entered the femoral artery in the woman’s right leg and tore a gash eight inches wide, one shot passing through the limb. The horses on which the trio were riding became frightened with the discharge of the gun and Mrs Palmer’s horse jumped from under her, and together with the other two she was holding, ran back to the homestead. The boys rushed to the Palmer home to secure a buggy and because of being unable to find part of the harness are said to have frantically tied grain bags together to make the tugs with which they rushed the buggy to the scene of the accident and loaded the dying woman in and started to Fellows. The woman died in her son’s arms just as the trio arrived at the station, where they took her to the home of her twin sister, Mrs A Y Smith, mother of the boy with the gun. The injured woman’s husband was in this city and Mr Smith was also away from home and J B Pershall was sent for and hurried six miles to Rocklyn to telephone here. The funeral was held Monday morning at the Christian church, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery. A husband and son survive.”  (LCT: 8-16-1912)


Palmer, Margaret:  (1830-1916); “Margaret Mildrum Palmer. Died: 4 Aug 1916, age 86, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Henry Bittenter. Mother: nee Meldruid.” (WA State Death Index);


Pankey, D F:  (1847-1932); “D F Pankey, Sr. Died: 1932.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  “David F Pankey. Dated: Nov 17, 1932. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Acacia Lodge Index);


Pankey, David Frank:  (1894-1988); h/o Margaret;  “Frank Pankey died Sept 2, 1988 in Davenport. He was 94. Mr Pankey was born April 7, 1894 in Harvey, WA, the second youngest of nine children of David Frank Pankey Sr and the former Martha L Winniford. His father was the assessor of Stevens County.  Mr Pankey grew up in Pleasant Valley and attended school at River Homes.  He met Margaret McKinnon when he and his family were bringing fruit and vegetables to sell to Davenport and on June 10, 1917, they were married in Coeur d’Alene. Before entering the service, Mr Pankey attended barber school and served in the US Cavalry in France during WW I.  After his discharge he was a barber in the Opportunity area of Spokane for several years. He and his family returned to the Davenport area in about 1930 where Frank continued to barber, and in 1948 he took up farming which he continued until his retirement in 1963.  He was past master and life member of Acacia Lodge; a life time member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church which he joined in 1915 and where he served as elder and sang in the choir; and was a member of the American Legion in Davenport.  He is survived by his son, Russell Pankey of Davenport; three grandchildren, Candy Davis of Tucson, AZ, Jim Pankey of El Paso, TX, and Rod Pankey of DeRidder, LA; 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Elwood in 1930 and by his wife Margaret on June 25, 1988.  Services were held Sept 7 in the Davenport Presbyterian Church.  Rev Jeff Callender officiated with Sarah Jane Johnson, organist and Carla Boleneus and Dawna Reed, soloists. Pall bearers were Elmer Pankey, Langley Pankey, Funton Pankey, Harold White, Daryl Ziemer, Derek Ziemer and Charles E Pankey.” (Davenport Times:  9-08-1988) 


Pankey, Elwood D: (1920-1930); s/o D Frank and Margaret; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Pankey, Georgia L: (1854-1919); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Pankey, Margaret J McKinnon: (1898-1988);  “Margaret Jane Pankey died June 25 in the Lincoln Nursing Home, Davenport. She was 90.  Mrs Pankey was born Oct 3, 1898 in Davenport and lived most of her life here. She was a 1916 Davenport High School graduate. She married Frank Pankey in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on June 10, 1917. They lived in the Opportunity area near Spokane for several years. In the mid-1920s they returned to Davenport. Beginning in 1948, they farmed the family farm north of Davenport until1966 when they moved to town. They lived here until her death last Saturday. Mrs Pankey was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include her husband, Frank Pankey, of Davenport; one son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Marylee Pankey of Davenport; three grandchildren, Candy Davis of Tucson, AZ, Jim Pankey of El Paso, TX, and Rod Pankey of DeRidder, Louisiana; and ten great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, July 1, at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. Rev Jeff Callender will officiate. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times:  6-30-1988) 


Pankey, Russell C:  (1930-1996);  “Funeral service for lifelong Davenport resident Russell C Pankey will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev Martha Montovani officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Pankey passed away Feb 21 in El Centro, CA. He was 66. He was born Jan 29, 1930, in Spokane to David and Margaret (McKinnon) Pankey.  He grew up in Davenport and attended school here, graduating in 1948.  He married Mary (Marilee) Maclin on Aug 2, 1950, in Davenport and they made their home here. He worked for the Lincoln County Road Dept for many years before retiring in 1989.  Mr Pankey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Acacia Lodge #58 F& AM, Scottish Rite, El Katif Shrine, Sage Shrine Club, North Star Grange and Harrington Golf and Country Club.  He also enjoyed golfing and playing baseball with his many friends.  Mr Pankey is survived by his wife Marilee at the home in Davenport; three children, Candy Davis and her husband Dan of Tucson, AZ; Jim Pankey and his wife Lynn of Fort Leavenworth, KS; and Rod Pankey and his wife Penny of Olympia; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 2-29-1996); 


Park, Barton J:  (1872-1895); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Park, Joseph: (1884-1915);  “Larene.—Many friends, neighbors and relatives attended the funeral of the late Joseph Parks, which was held last Friday at Davenport. Sherman.—Mr Joseph Parks, a pioneer of Sherman, died at Larene Jan 20th and was buried at Davenport Jan 22. Mr & Mrs Parks lived at Sherman for years and were loved by all who knew them. They went to Almira a few years ago to live so as to be near the children. Not many of the Sherman people have seen the Parks since they moved away but nevertheless they always remember them with kindly thoughts.” (Dav Tribune:1-28-1915)


Park, Mary E:  (1840-1920); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Parks, Charlie:  (1890-1903); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Parks, Jennie:  (1872-1952); “Jenney Parks. Died: 9-24-1952. Longsuffering great grandmother caring for children.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); “Jennie Parks. Died: Sept 24, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Parks, John S:  (1863-1922); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Parks, Martha:  (1834-1908)  “Martha J  Agan was born in Indiana on Oct 1, 1834 and died at Davenport, WA on Jan 5, 1908, at the age of 73 years 3 months 4 days. When quite a young girl she moved with her parents to Iowa where she met and was married to O B Parks, Nov 4, 1855. In 1875 they moved to Santa Rosa, CA, where they lived until 1881 when they came among the pioneers to the state of Washington. To Mr & Mrs Parks were born 3 children, Mrs Florence Estep of Davenport, John Parks of Mill Canyon and one daughter Mrs Letitia Johnson who for some years preceded the mother to the land beyond the grave. Mr & Mrs Parks were among the first ones to begin the foundation of Davenport and have ever since been respected and honored citizens of our city. About 7 years ago Mr Parks finished his work and laid aside the toils of life, since which time  Mrs Parks has lived mostly alone, but her recent illness and for the last two months she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs Estep. The services were held in the ME Church in this city Tuesday, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery.”  (Dav. Times-Tribune: 1-10-1908)  “Mrs O B Parks died Sunday morning at the home of her son-in-law, Henry Estep, at Davenport. Old age and a complication of ailments was the cause of her demise.  She was one of the early pioneers in the vicinity of Davenport, who, with her husband weathered the early-day hardships on a ranch one mile from what is now the county seat of Lincoln County, Davenport, of which town she has been a resident for the past sixteen years. The funeral was held from the Methodist church at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday.” (Citizen: 1-10-1908);


Parks, O B: (unconfirmed; d. abt 1901); h/o Martha; {Edit:  “O B Parks, coroner, was told by the commissioners to take charge of the sheriff’s office pending the naming of a successor to DeRackin, who was removed from office…” (Davenport Times: July 13, 1995 in 100 Yrs Ago reflecting LCT: 7-12-1895) 


Parliament, Harriet L: (1920-1942); see Cole;  “Harriet Parliament. Died: 1-24-1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Parr surname:  “Notice of Final Proof. Darcy Floyd Parr. Land Office at Spokane Falls, WA, April 4, 1902… May 28, 1902, viz: Darcy Floyd Parr, who made homestead entry 12857 for the SE ¼, SW ¼ of Sec 18 Twp 28N, Range 37E. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: George W Weaks, of Davenport, WA, Joseph Parr, of Davenport, WA, Clement L Laughbon, of Egypt, James H Powers of Egypt. William H Ludden, Register.” (LCT: 4-08-1902)


Parr, Bruce R:  (1922-1962);  “Bruce Raymond Parr. Died: Jan 24, 1962; Our good mail man and friend.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Parr, George D:  (1914-1933);  “George Parr. Died August of 1933.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Parr, Joseph and Mrs Joseph: d. Aug 1935 and Apr 1936  (Dav. Presbyterian Church ledger);  “Joseph Parr of Davenport vicinity left for a visit to Biddle, Ohio, his former home. He has been absent from there 11 years.” (notes from LCT: 10-29-1901)


Parr, Maggie V:  (1891-1958);  “Maggie N Parr.  Died: 3-24-1958. A great worker for children in the church.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Parr, Merlin C:  (1890-1907);  “Davenport, WA, July 24. While swimming with four friends in the Spokane River near Davenport this afternoon, Marlin Parr, a 17-year-old boy, suddenly sank and was drowned before help could be summoned. The boy is believed to have been overcome by heart failure while in the water. When first seized he caught hold of his brother, who was in the water at the time, and nearly dragged him down with him, but the other lad managed to break away, and tried in vain to save the sinking youth. The accident occurred at the spot where four persons drowned a year ago. The youth who was drowned leaves a mother living north of Davenport.—Spokesman-Review.” (Harrington Citizen: 7-26-1907) “Merlin Parr, son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Parr drowned in the Spokane River near the Detillion bridge. Merlin and his two brothers went to the river to take a bath and change their clothes. The two brothers swam from the shore to a sand bank about 100 yards distance and returned. Merlin expressed a wish to follow their example and the three started together and when about half way over, the deceased complained of feeling weak. The brothers told him to lean on them for support which he did and all of a sudden he sank partially drawing one of the brothers with him. They tried to save him but failed. A post mortem examination revealed that it was a case of heart trouble instead of actual drowning. Merlin was a member of the Freshman class of the Davenport High school and was a great favorite with his classmates. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Rev Skinner officiating.” (picture of Merlin) (Davenport Tribune: 7-25-1907) “Merlin Parr. Died: 1907, drowned.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Patrick, James:  (1930-1998); d. 9-19-1998;  “James Patrick of Davenport passed away Sept 19, 1998 at Lincoln Nursing Home. He was 68.  James was born Sept 4, 1930 in Gullett, KY, and served as a member of the US Army, participating in the Korean conflict and then serving in Korea and Germany. On July 19, 1958, he married Peggy Brusig in Sunnyside, WA.  James was an active member of Davenport Assembly of God Church and the Davenport Gun Club. He was also a Hunter’s Safety Education instructor.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret (Peggy) Patrick; three sons, Ronnie Lee and his wife Sue Patrick of Salyersville, KY, Rudy Lee and his wife Linelle Patrick of Moscow, Idaho, and Michael James and his wife Faith Patrick of Davenport; two daughters, Vanda Faye and her husband Kurt Cummings of Leaburg, OR, and Deanne Jean and her husband Keith Klein of Edwall; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; two sisters, Cleta Mae and her husband Tom Ball of Eaton, Ohio, and Maxine Arnett of Salyersville; and his aunt, Mae Dyer of Vanlue, Ohio.  Mr Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Elva Patrick; his brother, Chalmer (Bub) Patrick; and a daughter, Jimmie Lynn Patrick.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is handling the arrangements. A graveside service will be  held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport on Saturday at 10 a.m. A memorial service at Davenport Assembly of God will follow the graveside service.” (Davenport Times:  9-24-1998) 


Paul, Frances:  (1864-1937); ‘Fannie’, w/o John;  “Mrs John Paul. Died: July 19, 1937.” (Presbyterian Ledger); “An order was signed naming Margaret VonDollen of Davenport as administratrix of the estate of her step-mother, Mrs Fannie Paul, and executrix of the estate of her father, John Paul. The estate is valued at $47,500.” (Odessa Record: 8-19-1937) (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Paul, Infants:  (TS); s/o J & K; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Paul, James:  (1867-1943); h/o Susanna; “James Paul. Died: March 21, 1943.” (Presbyterian Ledger); “James Paul. Died: March 21, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Paul, John:  (1856-1937); h/o Katherine; h/o Frances;  “John Paul. Died:  July 23, 1937.” (Presbyterian Ledger); “Just a little more than four days after his wife died at the family home at Davenport, John Paul, 83, died Friday night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Ferdinand VonDollen. The funeral was held Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Davenport.  Born in Dundee, Scotland, he came to the United States when 16 years old. He was a railroad worker in the Dakotas and Montana in the early days and homesteaded east of Davenport in 1883.  He retired about 25 years ago and moved to town, engaging in banking and other enterprises. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs Margaret VonDollen, two brothers and a sister.” (Odessa Record:  7-29-1937);  “Petitioners for letters of administration over the $47,500 estate of John Paul, Davenport pioneer, who died July 23, and his wife, who died July 19, were filed by Margaret Paul VonDollen, daughter. The will provides that a quarter section of land go to the Davenport Presbyterian Church, more than a quarter section each to two brothers, James of Davenport and Sam of Spokane. Another Quarter section and residence property in Davenport go to a nephew, William Paul, and the remainder of the estate, valued at $15,000 to Mrs VonDollen.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1937);  “An order was signed naming Margaret VonDollen of Davenport as administratrix of the estate of her step-mother, Mrs Fannie Paul, and executrix of the estate of her father, John Paul. The estate is valued at $47,500.” (Odessa Record: 8-19-1937) “An appraisal of the estate of John and Fannie Paul, made by H AA Thompson, Herman Wilke and Charles A Level, values the property at $42,153.” (Odessa Record: 10-14-1937)


Paul, Josie:  (1905-1929); w/o Roger; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Paul, Katherine:  (d. 2-24-1907); aged 53 yrs; w/o John;  “Mrs John Paul died at her home in Davenport, Sunday, of pneumonia. For the past five or six years she has been an invalid, but able to be up and around the house. A bad cold developed into pneumonia and she died in five days. The deceased was a native of PA, 53 years of age at the time of her death. Services were held at the home Tuesday, Rev P Moerdyke of the Presbyterian Church officiating. She moved to Lincoln County with her husband about 25 years ago and had lived here since. At an early age she became a Christian and during her entire life she has followed in the footsteps of her Master. A loving wife and mother, a charitable neighbor, her death is mourned by all who ever had the pleasure of her acquaintance. (Dav Tribune: 2-28-1907) “Mrs Katie Paul.  Died: Feb 26, 1907.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Paul, Margaret:  (unconfirmed burial); “Margaret Paul. Died: 1959.” (Presbyterian Ledger);


Paul, Merle M:  (1897-1988); d. 11-18-1988;  “Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov 22, at Davenport Presbyterian Church for Merle Paul. She was 91.  Mrs Paul was born March 12, 1897, on the family homestead south of Wilbur, the fourth of five children born to pioneers William Bowman and the former May Scott.  When she was 10 years old, the family moved north of Mondovi, and she went to school a the Mondovi school. She later attended Cheney Normal School for two years.  On Jan 27, 1915, she married Will Paul at the family home, and their marriage was officiated by Rev Frederick Tong, the Presbyterian pastor at that  time.  They lived on the ranch north of Mondovi where three of their children were born, and moved to Davenport in 1930, where she had lived since.  She was born in Lincoln County, and never lived anywhere lese her entire life. For seven years she worked in the Lincoln Nursing Home where she taught crafts, and lived the last six years of her life as a resident there. She died Nov 18, 1988 in Davenport.  She was a member of Davenport Presbyterian Church for 70 years, having joined in 1918. At the time of her death, she had the second largest continuous span of membership in the church of anyone living. She came to Sunday School there as a child, taught in the primary department of Sunday School for many years, was active in the Women’s Association and served on the Board of Deacons for two terms from 1965 to 1970. She was also past Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge, a member of the Mondovi Grange and was involved in several community activities. She is survived by her sons, William Paul of Pullman and Robert Paul of Broken Arrow, OK; daughters, Mrs Evelyn Green and Mrs Vern (Barbara) Luiten, both of Spokane; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Will in 1972, and son Roy in 1986. Services were officiated by Rev Jeff Callender, of Davenport Presbyterian Church, with Sarah Jane Johnson, organist, and Carla Boleneus and Dawna Reed, vocalists. Pall bearers included her grandsons, Lonnie Green, Raymon Green, Gary Paul, Tom Paul, Timothy Paul, John Paul, Bob Meier, Steven Meier, and Dan Paul.” (Davenport Times:  12-01-1988) 


Paul, Samuel N: (1903-1984);  “Memorial services were held last Friday at Strate Funeral Home for Sam Paul of Davenport, who passed away May 8, 1984 at Lincoln County Hospital. He was 80.  Paul was born Dec 10, 1903, in Philadelphia, PA, to James Paul and the former Suzanna Simson. When he was 2 or 3, his family of nine came on the train to this area to farm. He grew up on the family farm east of Davenport, and attended school here.  On July 26, 1937 he married the former Wilma May McDougall. During the next 47 years of their marriage they lived in Malden, Ephrata, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, and Port Hueneme, CA, before moving back to Davenport in 1980. He spent most of his working years as a foundryman, making numerous brass artistic and industrial objects, which are now found from across the Midwest to Spokane to Manila, the Philippines. He is survived by his wife, Wilma; his daughters, Sister Virginia Paul of Walla Walla, and Patricia Winkelbauer, of Chicago, IL; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the local chapters of Acacia Lodge F & AM, and Order of Eastern Star.  Memorial services were led by Rev Jeff Callender of the Davenport Presbyterian Church.” (Davenport Times: 5-17-1984);  “Sam N Paul and Miss McDougall, both of Davenport, were married Saturday night by the Rev R S McCulloch. The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs  W H McDougall, retired farmers and is a graduate of the Davenport high school. Mr Paul is a son of Mr and Mrs James Paul. He also attended the Davenport schools.” (Odessa Record: 8-26-1937)


Paul, Susanna:  (1870-1954); w/o James;  “Susanna Paul.  Died: 5-19-1954. Invalid mother of Will Paul and Mrs Bowman and a fine saint, laid to rest.”  (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); 


Paul, William:  (1894-1972): d. 9-21-1972;  “Funeral services were held at the Davenport Presbyterian Church last Monday for Will Paul, long time area resident. Mr Paul was born on March 23, 1894 in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA, and died on Sept 21, following an extended illness. Mr Paul and his family had come to the Mondovi area in 1905. On Jan 27, 1915, he was married to Merle Bowman. They farmed in the Mondovi area until 1930 at which time they moved to Davenport. They had celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in January. Mr Paul had also worked for the Washington State Dept of Highways and was retired in 1960.  He was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church; the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; and was a charter member of the Mondovi Grange. Survivors include his wife Merle; three sons, Roy of Davenport; William of Pullman; and Robert of Santa Paula, CA; two daughters, Mrs Willie Green and Mrs Vern Luiten, both of Spokane; two sisters, Mrs Esther Bowman of Camerillo, CA, and Mrs Mattie Higgens of Oxnard, CA; one brother, Sam Paul of Port Huemena, CA; 18 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. The service was under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating at the service. Mr Gary Paul of Billings, MT, grandson of Mr Paul, assisted.  Casket bearers were Kermit Boissoneau, Murray Zuehlke, Jerry Neilson, Louie Oehlwein, Phil Tarbert and Guy Canfield. Acting as honorary pall bearers were eight grandsons of Mr Paul. Interment took place at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 9-28-1972)


Paulsen, Iona A (Fish):  (1917-2012); “Funeral for Iona A (Fish) Paulsen, 94, took place today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport. Father Pat MacMahon officiated.  Vault interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Paulsen died May 21 in Davenport. Born Nov 7, 1917, in Fruitland, she was the daughter of Royal and Blanche Fish. She grew up in the Fruitland area, attended school in Hunters and graduated from Hunters High School.  She married Alvin Paulsen on Sept 16, 1939, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They returned to the Davenport area where they farmed for many years.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Country Home Club and enjoyed her gardens, cooking and spending time with family and friends.  Besides her parents and husband (in 2007), she was preceded in death by a grandson , Donald Piper, and three brothers, Keith, Don and Wayne Fish.  She leaves a daughter, Penny (and Bob) Piper; grandson Mike (and Jodi) Piper; and great-grandchildren Justin and Emma Piper, all of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 5-24-2012)


Paulsen, Mabel M:  (1892-1980);  “Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 6 for Mabel M Paulsen who had resided in the Davenport area for 83 years. Mrs Paulsen died on Saturday, May 3, 1980 at Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport,  after having attained the age of 87 years. The service was held at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating.  Mrs Paulsen was born in Austin, MN, on Sept 24, 1892 to Charles and Elena Nelson and four years later moved with her parents to the Davenport area. On Nov 1, 1910, she was married to Rash Paulsen who preceded her in death on Oct 10, 1979.  Mrs Paulsen had a great and abiding love for her family, her farm home and her friends and neighbors in the Davenport area.  This was evidenced over the many years she and Mr Paulsen entertained their family and friends at their home and served as host and hostess for the members of the Danish Lodges in Wilbur and Spokane at an annual summer picnic at the Paulsen ranch. They also enjoyed hosting the family members of the Country Homes Club at summer picnics.  Honorary pall bearers at the funeral service included Simon Reinbold, Carl Guhlke, Glenn Speegle, Walter Larson, William Guhlke and Vern Badgley. Casket bearers were Richard Zellmer, Carl Sorenson, Dale Olson, Kenneth Hayes, Robert Guhlke and Don Spinning.  Survivors include her son Alvin Paulsen of Davenport, her daughters Elsie Michaelsen of Colfax and Florence Paeper of Davenport. Three grandchildren, Penny Piper, Reardan, Barbara Doty, Davenport, Lauri Gallier, Kent, WA; six great grandchildren… Music for the service was provided by Dixie Guhlke, vocalist, and Ellen Brodin, organist. Mrs Paulsen was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, the Danish Sisterhood Lodge of Spokane, the S H Sewing Club and the Country Homes Club of Davenport. Interment was held at Mountain View Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 5-08-1980); 


Paulsen, Rasch:  (1883-1979);  “Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct 12 for Rasch Paulsen, 96, resident of the Davenport area for the past 73 years. The service was held at the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner and Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Paulsen was born on April 9, 1883 in Nakskov, Denmark, and had emigrated to the United States in 1906 to make his residence in the Davenport area since that time.  In the early days of his residence, he had been employed on a number of area farms, including the Jim Hanson farm, the Fisher farm and the Albert Leipham farm. He had operated his own farm southeast of Davenport for over 60 years until his retirement because of poor health. The family farm continues to be operated by his son, Alvin Paulsen.  Paulsen had been baptized and confirmed in the Danish Lutheran Church in Nakskov, Denmark. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood of Spokane. ON Nov 1, 1910, he married Mabel M Nelson in Spokane, WA, who survives him.  Honorary pall bearers included Carl Guhlke, Bill Guhlke, Ray Morgan, Albert Zellmer, Walter Larsen and Ted Harms.  Casket bearers were Ken Hayes, Dale Olson, Bill Campbell, Carl Sorenson, Terry Buchser and Joe Lilje.  Survivors include his wife, Mabel, at the home; one son, Alvin of Davenport; two daughters, Mrs Harold (Elsie) Michaelsen of Colfax, and Florence Paeper of Davenport; three grandchildren, Penny Piper, Reardan, Barbara Doty, Davenport, Lauri Gallier, Kent, and five great grandchildren. Interment followed the service at Mountain View Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  10-18-1979); 


Payseur, Lucile:  (d. 3-03-1908); Aged: 22 mos;  “Little Lucille Payseur, the 20-months old child of the Reverend and Mrs J J Payseur, died Monday of a complication of diseases. The little sufferer, as fast as she was relieved from one trouble, and other followed until nature could no longer combat the onslaught, and the little one passed away to the great beyond. The services were held Tuesday at the home, Dr Reynolds preaching the sermon, and was assisted throughout by Revs McOmber, Reed and Skinner. The family of Rev Payseur has been afflicted with a series of illness and they have the sympathy of all in the loss of their child.” (Dav. Tribune: 3-05-1908);



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