Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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See cemetery introduction on page A



Peak, Adah A: (1884-1955); “Adah Alta Peak. Dated: 7-31-1955. Bedridden wife of former postmaster.” (Presbyterian Funeral Ledger by John A Christensen); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Peak, Ella Wilkerson: (1871-1952); w/o Wm L;  “Mrs Wm Peake. Died: 1952.  Ella Peak. Dated: 6-16-1952; devout and frail life; Buried: Mt View.” (Presbyterian Ledger); “Ella Peak. Died: June 16, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Peak, Joshua:  (1880-1955);  “J J Peake. Died: Aug 31, 1955.” (Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Peak, M Lennie:  (1882-1972);  “Sixty years ago, Lennie Peak left her home in Tennessee to follow the pioneer trail west. She was 30 then and the year was 1912. Now the year is 1972 and Malinda Huston Peak would have been 90 years old Easter Sunday. She died last week, just four days before her birthday. She and her sister Sally came to Washington in 1912 to settle near relatives who had homesteaded here. After 1913, she lived with her sister on a farm north of Davenport until 1946 when they moved to town. She never married.  The youngest of eight children, Miss Peak is survived by her sister Sally Hensley of Davenport; two nephews, Frank D Peak and R Huston Peak, Davenport; four nieces, Lucy Mobley of Santa Maria, CA; Gladys Corbin of Puyallup; Lucile Aldridge of Kirkland; and Allene Odell of Davenport; and more than 90 nephews and nieces through three generations. Funeral services were held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Davenport, of which she was a member. The service was officiated by the Rev Donald Lange. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Pall bearers were Gilbert Gauger, William Hardin, Ernest Beiler, Leslie Seimer, Frank Reinbold and Jim Holderby.” (Dav. Times: 4-06-1972)


Peak, Robert H: (1911-1997); d. 10-31-1997;  “Funeral service for Davenport native Robert ‘Tiny’ Peak was held here Monday afternoon at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Barbara Caviezel officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Peak passed away Oct 31, 1997 in Davenport. He was 86.  He was born Sept 14, 1911, in Davenport to Joshua and Ada (Ballinger) Peak. He grew up and attended school in Davenport, graduating in 1931.  Mr Peak worked on the construction of Grand Coulee Dam before taking a job with the State Dept of Transportation, where he was employed until he retired.  He married Ethel Kik of Davenport and they made their home at Rocklyn. Mr Peak lived there until his health forced him to move to the Lincoln Nursing Home, where he resided the last two years.  A member of the Rocklyn Zion United Methodist Church, Mr Peak also belonged to the Davenport Masonic Lodge and the El Katif Shrine. He was a WW II veteran and member of the Davenport Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Mr Peak is survived by his wife Ethel at the home in Rocklyn; three step-children, Evelyn McNeal of Gig Harbor, Don Boyk of Davenport and Paulette Meldahl of Kaneohe, Hawaii; 7 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one step-grandson and one brother.” (Davenport Times:  11-06-1997) 


Peak, Will L:  (1872-1963);  “Funeral services were held here Wednesday for William L Peak, 90, resident of the community for 60 years, who died Saturday after failing in health for several years.  The Rev William Lutz officiated at the rite at the First Presbyterian Church. Gordon R Larson was vocal soloist and Mrs John F Green was organist. Interment was a Mountain View Cemetery.  William L Peak was born August 4, 1872, at Rome County, TN.  He was married in 1896 to Ella Wilkerson and she preceded him in death in 1952.  The couple came to Washington in 1901 to homestead in the Davenport area. They sold the place and moved to Montana in 1917, but returned to farm here in 1934. They retired in 1941 and moved to Davenport.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Lucille Aldridge; one son, Frank Peak, at home; two grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs Sallie Hensley and Miss Lennie Peak, both of Davenport.”   (Dav. Times: 1-31-1963);  “Wm Peake. Died: Jan 16, 1963.” (Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);


Peak, William:  (1846-1936); “William Dallas Peak.  Dated: March 27, 1936. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Acacia Lodge Index);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Pebles, Joseph J:  (1891-1971); d. 8-07-1971; “WA Cpl. US Army WW I; Feb 10, 1891-Aug 7, 1971.” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Joseph Pebles.—Home Davenport, WA. Survived by two sons, Joe Pebles, Davenport, and John Pebles, of Spokane. Seven grandchildren, one great grandson. One brother, Henry Pebles, Spokane. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug 11, 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-11-1971, scrapbook item) 


Pebles, Patrick J:  (1954-2007); “Davenport.—Rosary for Patrick J Pebles, 53, will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1310 Adams St, Davenport. Celebration of life is scheduled Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church with a graveside service following at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Peebles died Monday, Dec 10, in Spokane.  Born March 9, 1954, in Spokane to Joseph and Cora Pebles, he was the third of five brothers. He married Patricia Bushue, daughter of Carl and Mary Bushue of Spokane, on April 8, 1978, at the Jesuit House on the Gonzaga University campus. The couple made their home in Davenport, where they raised their three children. He attended Davenport schools during grades 1-12, graduating in 1973. During high school he enjoyed sports and was an outstanding athlete in football, wrestling and track, receiving numerous awards. His family recalled his love of talking with people and that he was both an accomplished storyteller and listener—much of which took place in his favorite spot, his shop. ‘His sense of integrity and conscientiousness was valued not only by his friends and family, but by those he worked with as the bridge crew supervisor for the Lincoln County Road Dept.’, a family statement noted.  He also enjoyed being outdoors with friends and family—hunting, fishing, camping, boating and relaxing on Lake Roosevelt. He also was an avid golfer. Preceding him in death were his parents, Joseph Pebles and Cora Palahinuk. Besides his wife of 29 years, he leaves a son, James (and Krystal), grandson Ryan and granddaughter Avery, all of Bothell, WA; a daughter, Jessica (and Reid) Henry, grandson Dylann and a new (yet unborn) grandchild, all of Spokane; a daughter, Veronica (Ronnie) of Davenport; four brothers, Joe Pebles of Davenport, Ben (and Marlis) Pebles of Spokane, Dave (and Lynn) Pebles of Davenport, and Rick (and Nancy) Pebles of Spokane; numerous nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.” (Davenport Times: 12-13-2007) 


Peil, Pauline R:  (1869-1963); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Perkins, Margie Lee Edmondson:  (1894-1972);  “Memorial services were held at the Davenport United Methodist Church last Friday morning for Mrs Margie ‘Lee’ Perkins, 78, who passed away in Tacoma Oct 10, 1972.  Mrs Perkins was born in Chariton, Iowa Sept 16, 1894 to Harry and Maude Lee.  She came to Davenport with her parents when a girl and attended the Davenport schools. After graduating from the normal school at Bellingham she taught in Davenport for two years.  She married Robert Edmondson, a druggist here, in 1922. He passed away six years later.  In 1952 she married Rex Perkins who also preceded her in death. She has lived in Tacoma for the past 28 years and passed away there suddenly after suffering a stroke.  She is survived by her 97 year old mother, Maude Lee, who lived with her in Tacoma; a son, Robert Edmondson, San Francisco; a sister, Mrs Muriel Speer of Spokane and five grandchildren. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Rev Donald D Lange officiated at the services.” (Davenport Times:  10-19-1972); 


Perry, Emma Dean:  (1895-1899); d. 3-03-1899; d/o WJ & Emma;  “Scarlet fever claimed another victim Friday last in the person of Emma Dean, the four year old daughter of Mr & Mrs W J Perry. The child had been suffering from malignant scarlet fever for a number of days, but hopes were entertained of her recovery until within a short time before her death. The deceased was a bright, interesting child, the pride of fond parents. The family has the sincere sympathy of every parent in this sad loss of a household treasure.” (LCT: 3-10-1899) “On the morning of the 3rd of March, little Emma Dean Perry, youngest child of Mr & Mrs W J Perry, crossed the boundary into the summer land… The little one, though only four years of age, was a member of the infant class of the Presbyterian Sunday school. …” (March 24th, 1899-LCT)


Perry, Emma:  “Emma Perry. Died: Aug 29, 1922.” (Dav. Presbyterian Ledger; burial not shown); “John Perrey (sic), 48, NY, married; Emma, 44, AR, married; Albert, 21, MO, single; Elisabeth, 19, AR, single; Jessie, 17, WA, single; Nellie, 14, WA, single.” (1902 Davenport Census);


Peterson, Marguerite:  (1896-1990);  “Marguerite Peterson, 93, died in Walla Walla’s Regency Care Center Jan 29, 1990.  Mrs Peterson was born Aug 31, 1896 in College Place to Archie and Fannie Foster McFarlane. She attended normal schools in Cheney and Bellingham and received her life teaching certificate. She taught at Mason, Cottonwood, Prospect Point, Eastside and Dixie Schools. Mrs Peterson was married to the late Charles E Peterson of Espanola and was well known in the grange. She served many years as lecturer or program chairman in both Espanola Grange and Prospect Point Grange, and was a county leader in home economics activities.  Her husband, Charles E Peterson, served in the state legislature and had been a grange deputy and county secretary for the grange for many years. In addition, he was on the board of directors of Lincoln Mutual No. 2 in Reardan.  Upon his death in Espanola in 1953, she returned to her family in Walla Walla, where she returned to teaching in 1954, later substituting in Dixie in 1957. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and Daughters of the Pioneers. Survivors include a son, Norman Peterson of Portland, OR; two grandchildren, Diane Peterson of Miami and Carl Peterson of Eugene; and a niece, Ladine Davidson, of Pasco. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Clayton Beeson, Jacob Riehl and Charles E Peterson.  Services were held Feb 2 at the Odd Fellows Hoe Chapel. Rev LeRoy Selby of the First Presbyterian Church officiated.  Graveside services followed at Mountain View Cemetery and were conducted by Prospect Point Grange. The eulogy was given by her son, Norman Peterson.” (Davenport Times: Feb 1990); 


Peterson, Neil:  (1921-1929); d. 3-05-1929; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Peterson, Peter:  (1854-1934); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Peterson, P P:  (1820-1894); d. 4-03-1894;  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Pethrick, Daniel:  (d. 10-02-1937); “Daniel Pethrick. Died: 2 Oct 1937, age 81, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records);  {Edit: Census records show that he worked in both Spokane and Lincoln Co, born Canada, and single on census reports viewed.}


Petree, Calaway Richard:  (1857-1917); d. 10-10-1917;  “Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church for C R Petree, Rev O A Adams of the Christian Church officiating.  Six former friends of the deceased acted as honorary pall bearers: H S Estep, J A Level, Geo S Brown, C C Gibson, J J Inkster and J H Berge; the active pall bearers were: Peter Janett Jr, Fred Zuehlke, J F Hill, W G Moore, Fred Baske and Jim Goodwin.  The funeral was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery.  Calaway R Petree was born near Clinton, TN, Dec 28, 1857, and died at his home in Spokane the tenth of this month. He remained in his native state until he was sixteen years old, when he moved with his parents to Linn County, Oregon. Five years later he went to Walla Walla, where he remained until his marriage, Nov 25, 1882, to Clara L Lewis. At that time he moved to Lincoln County, took up a homestead in Lord’s Valley, twelve miles south of Davenport; moved several years later to this city, where he engaged in the mercantile business until his retirement to Spokane only a few years ago. Mr Petree’s first wife died December, 1895, leaving six children. Two years later, Mr Petree married Mrs Emily Hart, who survives her husband. Other relatives are Mrs Lee F Moore, Davenport; Mrs George E Trenhofer, Miss Agnes Petree and Ira Petree of Spokane. Two sisters, Mrs Sarilda Warwick and Mrs Cynthia Evans, live in the state, and one brother D L Petree, lives in Lebanon, Oregon.” (LCT: 10-19-1917); (Edit: Clara Petree and an infant were buried in Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery.);


Petree, Grover C:  (d. 7-20-1902); Aged: 17 yrs; s/o CR & CL; “C R Petree, 45, TN, married, merchant; Emma, 47, TN, married; Bessie, 18, WA, single; Grover, 17, WA, single; Willie, 16, WA, single; Agnes, 12, WA, single; Ira, 10, WA, single.” (1902 Davenport Census, taken March 1, 1902) Grover Petree, son of C. R. Petree, a merchant of Davenport, died at Spokane last Sunday morning as a result of an accident at Davenport on Thursday evening, in which a rifle discharged. The bullet struck the victim in the bowels and he was taken to Spokane. (Wilbur Register)  


Petticrew, David A:  (1866-1886); d. 1-20-1886; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Petticrew, Infants: (Children of AJ & C); “Babe Petticrew. Male. White. Birth: March 29, 1909; aged 4 days. Single. Birthplace: Lincoln Co, WA. Father: A J Petticrew, born Kansas. Mother’s maiden name: Beckman, born WA. Death: April 1, 1909, 12:30 p.m. Cause: Congenital cardiac lesions. O L Adams, MD, Davenport.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death);


Phar, Charles F:  (1830-1899); “Notice to the Pubic. This is to notify the public that I, Charles F Phar, have given my minor son, William H Phar, his time, and that all persons are notified that he is entitled to do business for himself and in his own name the same as though her was an adult over the age of twenty-one years, and that he has been emancipated by me for two years, and has been doing business for himself and in his own name with my permission for that time, and is personally liable on his own contracts. Dated and signed this 5th day of December, 1898. Charles H Phar, Father of William H Phar, minor.” (LCT: 12-16-1898; note discrepancies in initials);


Phar, Monty:  (1900-1900); d. 6-26-1900; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Phillips, Amanda L:  (1844-1919); d. 11-08-1919; “Amanda L Phillips was born near Lowell, Arkansas, March 16, 1844, and died Nov 8, 1919, at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 24 days. She lived with her parents until their death, then with her brother who had lost his wife, leaving seven children, these being Mrs Henry Chilton and Mrs C L Canfield of Davenport, C B Phillips of Harrington, Mrs C W Gilstrap, J M Phillips, B F Phillips of Bluestem, and Mrs Myrtle German, deceased. She helped raise these.  After the death of her brother she came west with C B Phillips and Mrs German, the others preceding them.  In the spring of 1906 she settled near Bluestem and has been a resident of this section since, making her home among those she helped to raise, living for the past eight years with Mr and Mrs Gilstrap. She was one of a family of twelve children, having six brothers and five sisters. Three surviving her, one brother and two sisters. Sebren Phillips of Pullman, Genette Lang of Harrington and Susan Kendrick of Clarkston, WA. In early life she embraced the Christian religion uniting with the Baptist church and has even been faithful to her belief. Funeral services were held at Bluestem, Nov 10, Rev E C Scott officiating. Interment was in the Davenport Cemetery.” (Citizen: 11-14-1919) 


Phillips, Eugene S:  (1889-1971); d. 4-12-1971; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Phillips, Josephine Matherly:  (1866-1941); d. 3-31-1941;  “Jose Phillips. Died: March 31, 1941.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); “Josephine Phillips. Died: March 31, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Edit: Josephine Matherly was  a daughter of John W and Elizabeth Edwards Matherly, to whom were born 8 children, 4 boys and 5 girls: Mrs Josephine Phillips, Clara B Scott, Harry L Matherly, W Jesse Matherly, J Burton Matherly, Edward B Matherly, Mrs Pearl Miller and a daughter born and buried in the East.) 


Phillips, Omar S:  (1914-1934); d. 8-19-1934; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Phillips, Orlin E:  (d. 5-24-1921); “Orlin Phillips. Died: May 24, 1921.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); “WA Sgt. Air Service.”  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Phillips, Sam B:  (1918-1947); d. 10-26-1947; “Sam Phillips. Died: Nov 12, 1947.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Phinney, Arvilla L: (1901-1980); d. 9-27-1980;  “Graveside services, under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating, were held for Arvilla Ione Phinney, 78, Tuesday, Sept 30.  Mrs Phinney was born in Ogden, Utah, on Nov 27, 1901 and died on Saturday, Sept 27, 1980, following a two-year residence there. Mr and Mrs Phinney had previously lived in Davenport for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Ogden, Utah. Survivors include her husband, Tracey Dean Phinney of Davenport; one daughter, Gloria Hunter of Olympia, WA; one brother, Henry Hansen of Denver, CO; and one granddaughter. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 10-02-1980); 


Phinney, Tracy Dean: (1897-1982); d. 11-24-1982;  “T Dean Phinney, a resident of the Davenport area most of his life, died Wednesday, Nov 24 in Odessa.  Phinney was born May 6, 1897, in Pennsylvania.  He came to Washington with his father when he was a child and lived in Davenport and other nearby towns for several years. He served with the marines during WW I and married Arvilla on Nov 15, 1925.  Later he earned a degree in botany from WSU and worked as a range examiner for the US Forest Service for many years. He resided in Davenport for the last 12 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, his son and his sisters, Stella Denson and Ethel Ramm. He is survived by his daughter, Gloria Hunter of Olympia, his granddaughter, Michelle Hunters of Seattle, and his brother, Edwall Phinney of Spokane.  Phinney was affiliated with the Mason Unity Lodge F & AM in Ogden, Utah, and the Davenport Senior Center. Graveside services were held Monday at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev Jeff Callender officiating.” (Davenport Times: 12-02-1982)


Phinney, Tracy H: (1865-1936); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Phinney, Venice:  (1872-1949); “Venice Phinney. Died: Nov 19, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Pickle, Fern:  (d. Oct 1919);  “Fern Pickle, ten year old daughter of Mr and Mrs R M Pickle, was instantly killed Saturday afternoon in an accident near the Green sawmill, fifteen miles north of this city. The little girl, with her sister Emma had accompanied A J Dow to the mill where he secured a load of wood for Mr Pickle, falling underneath the truck which crushed her head and caused instant death. The girls made the tip with the consent of their parents, taking a lunch along for themselves and Mr Dow, who tells the following story of the accident: ‘When starting to leave after dinner the truck was in soft ground and I killed the engine in starting and the girls got out to push, which I knew would not help, but I let them do it. Again when going though the gate there was quite a little knoll and the truck could not make it. I backed up about 50 feet to a better road, the girls again getting out to push, and made it. We were then on the main road and I told the girls to get in now that we would make it all right from there, but Fern said she wanted to ride on the running board so she could push some more.  She stepped off the truck to the roadside, which was high at that place, and just as I reached for the emergency brake to stop the truck I felt the wheel run over something and knew it was she. She had landed on her feet safely, but must have stumbled as she had rolled completely under the car.’  Funeral services were held from the Christian church Tuesday afternoon by Rev O A Adams, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery. Beatrice Hastings, Esther Adams, Trixie McNeal and Maretta Mrachek honorary pall bearers and Glenn Field, Marion Nelson, Charley Moore and Garfield Powers were active pall bearers.” (Dav. Times-Tribune: 10-23-1919);


Pickle, Jacob R:  (1851-1919);  “Jacob R Pickle, age 68, a pioneer of Lincoln County, died at the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, last Monday after weeks of suffering from appendicitis and complications.  He was taken to Spokane some two weeks prior to his death, later undergoing an operation for appendicitis. After the operation he rallied for a time, but later weakened and his failing strength caused him to succumb. The body was brought to Davenport Monday and funeral services held at the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon, Rev O A Adams officiating, interment being in the Mountain View Cemetery.  Jacob R Pickle was born in Pennsylvania Aug 3, 1851. In 1886 he moved from Pennsylvania to the state of Iowa where he resided until 1890 when he and his family moved to Lincoln County, Washington, where he continued to reside until the time of his death.  In the year 1878 he was married to Mary S Pickell, to whom were born five children, and she and the following named children survive:  Mrs Ranzie Ross, Big Sandy, MT; Warren and Thomas C of Okanogan County, and Rankan M of Davenport. The oldest son, William, died in Davenport in the year 1908. In addition to those named the deceased left numerous relatives including 17 grandchildren. A brother John resides at Harrington.” (Dav. Times-Tribune:  9-11-1919); “Jacob Pickle, age 68, who died at the Sacred Heart hospital Monday of last week, was buried at Davenport the following Wednesday. Deceased was a brother of John Pickle of Harrington.” (Citizen: 9-19-1919);


Pickle, William L:  (d.  8-02-1908) “William L Pickle, 28, oldest son of J R Pickle, died Sunday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at his home in this city from quick consumption. Born Oct 26, 1879 in Powell, Iowa, he came to Washington in 1890. He was an invalid the last four or five months. He is survived by his father, mother, three brothers and a married sister. Services were held at the Baptist church with burial in Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery.” (scrapbook obit) “Joe Pickle accompanied by his mother and father and Mr and Mrs J S Pickell and sister, Mrs Jack Robasse, attended the funeral at Davenport, Tuesday afternoon, of Wm Pickle, a cousin of Joe’s. Quick consumption was the cause of death.” (Citizen: 8-07-1908)


Pierce, Dessie:  (1905-1996);  “Private family service was held for Dessie G Pierce, 91, who passed away June 26 in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Mrs Pierce, who was born in Missouri, moved to Davenport in 1915 and was a homemaker. She had worked as a telephone operator and in the kitchen at Lincoln Hospital when it opened in 1963. She also was an avid quilter, making five quilts when she was 90. Mrs Pierce is survived by five daughters, Viola Coley and Bernice Stormo, both of Davenport; Marjorie Coleman of Crescent City, CA; Peg Dillon of Manteca, CA, and Jackie Sims of Sagle, ID; 11 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters.”  (Davenport Times: 7-11-1996); 


Pierce, W Frank:  (1874-1959); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Pittman, Eva Mae Young Armfield:  (1906-1993); d. 8-12-1993;  “Funeral service was held Aug 17, 1993 in Kirkland for former Davenport resident Eva Mae Pittman, 87.  Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport August 18.  Mrs Pittman was a 52-year resident of Kirkland, where she died Aug 12, 1993.  She was born Feb 4, 1906 in Davenport to Rank and Phoebe Young. She worked her way through nurses’ training at St Luke’s Hospital in Spokane. Prior to graduation, she married Henry Armfield, the son of a Methodist minister.  After working as a charge nurse in Elk River, Idaho, the family moved to Spokane, where she did specialized nursing. In 1941, she moved to Kirkland and worked at the Medical Security Clinic. Later she ran the Stewart Heights Infirmary. She then joined the staff of the US Public Health Service Hospital in Seattle and became an officer in the US Public Health nursing corps. She was a supervisor, holding the rank of lieutenant junior grade until her retirement in the 1960s.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Henry Armfield and William Pittman, and one brother, Walter Young. Survivors include two sons, Victor Armfield of Lummi Island and Armand Armfield of Roseville, CA; a daughter, LaPriel Barnes of Kirkland; two brothers, Edwin Young of Spokane and Frank Young of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Vella Fox and Dorothy Terrell of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Green’s Kirkland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-26-1993);  {see also, Ronald Barnes}


Pitts, Mary:  (d. 4-06-1943);  “Mary Pitts.  Died: April 6, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Home Index; burial not shown)


Plough, Clara N: (1833-1904); w/o Henry H;  “Clara Plough. Probate File #693. Filed: 1904. Died: 1-09-1904. Will dated: 8-05-1903 at age 70 in Davenport. Husband and Executor: Henry H Plough. Son: Elmer E Plough. Grandson: Walter D Plough. Property in SW ¼ 32-25-37.” (Notes from Lincoln County Superior Court Probate #693);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “After a long and suffering, Mrs Clara Norton Pl ough, wife of H H Pl ough, passed from Davenport to the Great Beyond on Saturday, Jan 9, 1904. The deceased was born in Jackson ville , NY , June 16, 1832 and married July 5, 1855. She came to Wash ington with her husband in 1889 and has resided in Davenport ever since. During her life Mrs Pl ough was a consistent Christian, becoming a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in the winter of 1855-56, and remained true to her belief for 49 years. When she came here she at once became an active worker and her faithfulness and worthiness are proven by the fact that she has been trustee and steward of the Davenport church almost the entire time since its organization.  Her home was always the welcome haven to the Methodist preacher for whom she had always a kind greeting.— Davenport Tribune.” (Citizen: 1-22-1904)


Plough, Henry H:  (1833-1908); h/o Clara;  “Henry H Plough was born near Ithaca, NY, Dec 15, 1834 and died at Calgary, Alberta, April 15, 1908. He moved to Davenport, WA, May 20, 1889, residing here until three years ago, since having no fixed habitation. He was a plasterer by trade and his first work after arriving in Washington was plastering of the Central Washington depots under Contractor Kirkendall. He accumulated considerable property and in his latter years lived a retired life from business activity. About four years ago his wife died and his home thereafter was a broken one. His son, E E Plough was summoned to Calgary on Monday last week, by telegram, notifying him of his father’s illness and reached his bedside a few hours before he expired. He accompanied the remains to Davenport and they were laid alongside of the wife of his young manhood and old age. The members of the Masonic fraternity met at the train when the remains arrived here Sunday and accompanied them in a body to the cemetery and buried them with Masonic honors. Rev Walton of St Luke Episcopal church closed the exercises at the grave with a short address very fitting for the occasion. The deceased is survived by a son, E E Plough, a grandson, Walter D Plough and a great-grand-daughter, Alice.” (LCT: 4-23-1908); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Polson, John:  (d. 11-10-1936);  “John Polson. Died: 10 Nov 1936, Wilbur, WA. Birth: 22 Jan 1949 CAV (sic);  Widowed. Parents: Unknown. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  “John Polson, 87, early settler in the Davenport region, died Tuesday night at Wilbur. In failing health, he had gone to Wilbur last summer to live with friends. Survivors include a daughter in California and a son in Wyoming.” (Odessa Record: 11-12-1936) “The funeral of John Polson, 87, who died Tuesday at Wilbur, was held at Davenport on Saturday. Burial was in the Larene Cemetery, where his wife, who died in 1882, was the first person buried. Alf Hughes, a pall-bearer at the funeral, was a pall-bearer at Mrs Polson’s funeral more than 54 years ago.” (Odessa Record: 11-19-1936) {Edit: The tombstone of both John and his wife Virginia is in the Larene Cemetery north of Davenport and was viewed in 1999.}


Pooley, Shirley M: (1920-1992); d. 8-07-1992;  “Memorial service for Davenport’s Shirley M Pooley was held Wednesday morning at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home. The Rev Walter Estelle officiated. Mrs Pooley died Aug 7, 1992.  She is survived by her husband, Jerry Pooley, at the home; one son, Duane Maynard of Seattle; three grandchildren; five brothers, Harold Ladwig of Eastport, Idaho; Kenneth Ladwig of Centralia, IL; Gary Ladwig of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Rod Ladwig of Davenport; and Sam Ladwig of Wilbur; three sisters, Louise Barr of Spokane; Sharon Groh of Almira and Marlene Lupfer of Republic; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  8-13-1992); 


Pope, Dorcas:  (1819-1907); “Mrs Dorcas Pope, ‘Grandma Pope’ as she is familiarly known, died at the home of Mrs Ferguson near Larene, Tuesday at midnight. She was 87 years of age and until being injured by a fall was very healthy and spry for a woman of her age. She was greatly loved by all who  knew her and during her 19 years’ residence at Larene made a host of friends. She was the mother of Mrs LeRoy Ferguson and had a number of relatives around Larene. Services will be held today at the home of her daughter, Rev Sheldon of Davenport officiating.”   (Dav Tribune: 5-09-1907) (Edit: Death certificate not found at state nor local level; did not locate probate. Dorcas Pope was found on the 1860 census with four children: James H, Edmun, Sarah Ann, and Frances. Dorcas was born in Sept 1819 in Ohio.);


Powers, James:  (d. 11-02-1914); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)" James H. Powers, Sr., a pioneer of this county and business man of this city for many yeas, died November 2, after an illness of about ten days, and the funeral services were held Thursday from the family residence by the Masonic lodge of which he was a member, interment being in Mountain View cemetery.  Deceased was born in New York city in March, 1853, being sixty-one years old.  His parents were John and Dora Powers who were born in Ireland and the father was a veteran of the Civil war.  At the age of nineteen Mr. Powers enlisted in Company B of the Fourth Infantry of the regular army and was first stationed in Wyoming and Nebraska for number of years.  Four years after enlisting, when stationed at Fort McKinney, Nebraska, he married Miss Margate Totton, and in 1886 was moved to Fort Spokane where most of this time was spent in fighting the Indians.  In 1887 he took up a homestead near Fort Spokane and engaged in the stock business.  He served in the army for thirtene(sp) years and was honorably discharge while stationed at Fort Spokane.  He removed to Davenport eight years ago and engaged in the livery stable business, owning or conducting at different times the old Tripp Stable, the O. K. and the Star, being owner of the latter at the time of his death.  He is survived by a widow and three children, James Powers Jr., and John Powers of this city and Mrs. Etta Williams of Los Angeles, California.  The pall bearers at the funeral were A. J. Field, Fred Zuehlke, J. W. Fox, J. A. Level, E. E. Lambreth and D. E. Pankey, all members of his local Masonic lodge and the pioneers of the community. ( The Lincoln County Times, Davenport, Nov 06, 1914) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


Poynter, John F: (unconfirmed burial) dated: 8-25-1958; Presbyterian death ledger


Prest, Charles Girden:  (d. 2-24-1899); Aged: 3 yrs 10 mos 25 days; s/o G & L; “A three year old son of Geo Prest died Saturday morning. The child had been sick for some time. It was first taken down with measles, and, as is so often the case, other complications followed. Inflammation of the bowels was the immediate cause of death. The afflicted parents have the sincere sympathy of the community.” (LCT: 3-03-1899); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Prest, Emma:  (1897-1912); d. 8-10-1912; d/o George;  “Emma Prest, 15 year old daughter of Geo Prest, quietly passed away at the Prest home in this city Saturday morning, tuberculosis being the cause of death. She is survived by a father and two sisters. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from Stone’s Chapel, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery.” (LCT: 8-16-1912)


Prest, George:  (1857-1943);  “George Prest, former Davenport resident, died in Walla Walla Sunday, May 16. The 86 year old pioneer had been in ill health for about a year. He came to Davenport in 1891 and resided here until 1921 when he moved to Walla Walla.  Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery Tuesday afternoon with the Rev Lee E Knoll officiating at the graveside ceremony.  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs Orlie Katsel, of Waitsburg; Mrs Dan McKinnon, Davenport; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.” (Dav. Times-Tribune: 5-27-1943) 


Prest, Lorinda Smith:  (1886-1904); d. 10-30-1904; w/o CG; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Prest, Myrtle Iva:  (1904-1904); d. 9-01-1904; Aged: 5 mos; d/o G & L; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Provost, Leonard E:  (1929-2000); d. 1-05-2000; “Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan 8, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home for Leonard E Provost of Davenport, who passed away Jan 5, 2000 in Spokane. He was 70. Pastor Dick Avery officiated. Concluding service and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Provost served in the US Navy during the Korean War, and he owned and operated Provost Electric in both Odessa and Davenport. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting in the Blue Mountains and the Clearwater Watershed in Idaho, and he was a member of several local gun clubs. He also enjoyed raising farm animals.  Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Provost and Carla Slaughter, both of Spokane; five grandchildren, Kami Geissler of Spokane, Travis Geissler of Davenport, Eric Geissler of Tekoa, and Danielle and Derek Slaughter, both of Spokane; one sister, Nedra StClair of Everett; three nephews; and his special caregiver, Dena Watson of Davenport.  Mr Provost was preceded in death by one daughter, Loreen (Reeni) Geissler, and one brother, Cecil Provost. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  1-13-2000);  Leonard E Provost, a resident of Davenport, died in Spokane Jan 5, 2000, aged 70 years with burial in Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He owned and operated Provost Electric in both Odessa and Davenport. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Loreen (Reeni) Geissler, and one brother, Cecil Provost. Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Provost and Carla Slaughter; 5 grandchildren, Kami, Travis, and Eric Geissler and Danielle and Derek Slaughter; and one sister, Nedra St Clair of Everett. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-20-2000)


Prussman, Mary A:  (1917-1991);  “Funeral service was held Tuesday at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport for Mary Almira Williams Prussman, 73, who died Feb 21 at Seattle. The Rev David Daugs officiated. Concluding service and interment were held at Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Born Oct 26, 1917 at Peach, WA, she married Walter K Schillinger at age 16 and had six children.  She resided in Davenport until 1956 at which time she moved to Seattle.  She often visited with her sister, Mae Ette of Fruitland. For the past four years, she resided at the Home Health Care Center, where she passed away.  She is survived by her children, June Hayes, of Lake Stevens, WA; Shirley McLemore of Yakima, WA; Janet Wolfrum of Moses Lake, WA; Marilyn Roe of Seattle and Michael Prussman of Marysville; 16 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. She is described as a loving mother who made a lot of good friends everywhere she traveled. She was a fun-loving person to be around with a will to enjoy the good things in life. Her family and friends, who miss her dearly, said she would travel great distances to help them.” (Davenport Times:  2-28-1991); 


Pryor, Charles Henry:  (1855-1887); d. 11-13-1887; h/o Addie;  “Died.  Pryor.—Near Davenport, Nov 13, 1887, Chas Henry Pryor, of typhoid malaria fever, aged 32 years.  Mr Pryor was the acting superintendent of schools of Lincoln County, which office he was holding a second term.” (NW Tribune:  11-25-1887);  “Mr C H Pryor. Died: Nov 13, 1887.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Quast, Elbert:  (1913-1993);  “Elbert Quast, of Spokane, died June 15, 1993. He was born in Odessa on Nov 11, 1911, the son of Martin and Julie Karsten Quast. He is survived by three cousins, Lottie Horwege, of Davenport; Lawrence Quast of Odessa; and Lydia Kost, of Missoula, MT and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Davenport High School.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1993) “Memorial service for Elbert Quast will be Friday, June 25, at the United Methodist Church in Davenport, with the Rev Gisela Taber officiating. Private family inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Quast died June 15, 1993 in Spokane. Born Nov 11, 1911, in Odessa to Martin and Julia (Karsten) Quast, he graduated from Davenport High School. He is survived by three cousins, Lottie Horwege of Davenport, Lawrence Quast of Odessa and Lydia Kost of Missoula, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 6-24-1993); 


Quast, Julia:  (TS: 1889-1924, as recorded in 1974); w/o Martin; (removed from Odessa vicinity);  “Juliana Quast.  Female, white, married, housewife. Birth: Nov 4, 1896, Nebraska; Aged:  33 yrs 9 mos 25 days. Father:  Samuel Karsten, born Germany.  Mother: Juliana Kuchmeier, born Russia.  Informant: Martin Quast, Odessa, WA.  Death: 8-29-1924, near Odessa, Reg. Dist. 6, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause: Pulmonary TB, duration of 1 ½ yrs. Contributory: bronchitis of 1 yr duration. L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA.  Burial: Friedensfeld Cemetery (north of Odessa). Undertaker: Fred Weishaar, Odessa, WA.”  (WA State Board of Health: Register of Death); (Edit: The tombstone is in the Davenport Cemetery, but no records were found of the removal of the body to Davenport, nor of the burial of Julia in the Davenport Cemetery.);


Quast, Lillian:  (1920-1921);  “Lillian Quast. Female, white, single. Birth: Aug 7, 1920, WA.  Aged: 5 mos 18 days.  Father: Martin Quast, born South Dakota. Mother: Julia Karstens, born Nebraska. Informant: Martin Quast, Odessa, WA.  Death: Jan 25, 1921 at 9 a.m. in Reg. Dist. 6, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Bronchial Pneumonia. L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA.  Burial: Friedensfelt Cemetery on Dec 28, 1921. Undertaker: no attendant.” (WA State Board of Health: Register of Death);  (Edit: No records were found of the removal and re-interment of this infant from Friedensfeld Cemetery to Mountain View Cemetery.);  


Quast, Martin:  (1885-1963); h/o Julia; “Martin Quast. Died: 7-06-1963, Davenport, WA.  Father: Jacob Quast. Mother: Helena Hahn. Spouse: widowed. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Funeral services were held from the Strate Funeral Home chapel at Davenport for Martin Quast, retired farmer, who died Monday at his home.  The Rev Joseph Woodford, Methodist pastor, officiated.  Born, Feb 2, 1885, at Parkston, South Dakota, Martin Quast came west as a youth to the Odessa area. He was married in Odessa in 1910 to Julia Karstens and she died in 1924. After farming in the Odessa area, he moved to a farm north of Davenport in 1938. He sold that place last year and retired to live in Davenport. The only survivor is a son, Elbert, of Fairfield.” (Odessa Record: 7-18-1963) 


Quast, Winifred Emily: (1903-1977); d. 1-04-1977;  “Winifred Emily Quast. Died: 1-04-1977. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 


Quinn, Anthony Malloy:  “Anthony Malloy Quinn. Died: 3-02-1971; Birth: 2-19-1921, WA; Divorced. Father: William Maloy Quinn.  Mother: Ruth Hampton. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Quinn, Ernest M: (1921-1971);  “Anthony Malloy Quinn. Died: 3-02-1971; Birth: 2-19-1921, WA; Divorced. Father: William Maloy Quinn.  Mother: Ruth Hampton. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)



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