Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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See cemetery introduction on page A



Rolfson, Frank:  (1903-1928)  “Frank Rolfson: Died: 8 July 1928, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 17 Dec 1903, Raymond, Alberta, Canada. Spouse: single; Father: Orton Rolfson, born Utah; Mother: Clare Selman, born Payson, Utah. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Rollinson, Elvidge: (unconfirmed);  “Elvidge Rollinson: Died: 9-01-1956, Spokane, WA. Father: John Rollinson. Mother: Ann Elvidge. Spouse: married. Buried: Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health Death card; burial not investigated with city to determine if this cemetery)Rollinson, Elvidge 9-07-1956 "Father of Mrs F Watson Dies After Long Illness. Elvidge Rollinson, father of Mrs Frank Watson, died at the Watson home Friday. He had been ailing for many months, and recently was hospitalized a month. Funeral services for him were held Tuesday, Sept 4, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, with Rev W Clyde Beecher officiating. Mr Rollinson was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving him are his wife, Grace, S 145 Elm, Spokane; daughter, Mrs Watson; three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, J R Rollinson, sisters, Mrs Jenny Crosby and Mrs Elizabeth Bennett, all of Spokane. Interment was in Fairmount Memorial Park. The Rollinsons were at the Watson farm this summer. They observed their 56th wedding anniversary on June 27, when Mrs Watson entertained at a family gathering for them." (Citizen: 9-07-1956) --


Rookstool, Alice:  (1876-1886); d. 12-27-1886; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Rookstool, Cornelius: (b. 10-02-1853; d. 7-11-1928) “Cornelius Rookstool: Died: 11 July 1928, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 2 Oct 1853, Kosciuska, Indiana. Spouse: widowed, no name given; Parents: unknown. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenpor , WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Ray E Kurtz, administrator of the estate of Cornelius Rookstool, was granted a decree quieting title to real estate belonging to the estate as against Benard Fitzpatrick, and others.” (Citizen: 8-23-1929)


Roonstool, Alvin Weil:  “Alvin Weil Roonstool: Died: 30 Nov 1928, Davenport, WA. Birth: 30 Dec 1922, Salem, OR. Father: Alvin W Roonstool, born Davenport, WA. Mother: Blanche D Suphune?, born Salem, OR. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Rose, Earl L:  (1902-1972); “Earl Lewis Rose, son of a Davenport area pioneer family, died last week in the Lincoln Hospital Nursing Home after a prolonged illness. Rose, 69, died Feb 22, 1972.  He was born in 1902 in Gravelton, Missouri, but his parents moved to Washington 13 years later. They settled on a farm in Stevens County near Davenport where Rose grew up.  He and the former Elsie Owens were married in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in October 1923. They farmed in Stevens County for a number of years, then Rose went to work for Lincoln County until 1955.  They then moved to Priest River, Idaho, where Rose was a sawyer until his retirement in 1967, when they returned to Davenport. Rose has been in poor health since 1969.  Services were held Friday in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with the Rev Stanley Williamsen of the Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Rose is survived by his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Mrs Lois Burke of Fruitland and Mrs Donna Cromwell, Coeur d’Alene; three sons, Edwin of Spokane, Earl of Moses Lake, and Dennis of Boise, Idaho; three brothers: Bill of Harrison, Arkansas, Leo of Missoula, Montana, and Curtis of Spokane; and one sister, Bessie Pierce of Davenport. Other survivors include 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 3-02-1972);  “Earl Louis Rose. Died: 2-22-1972. Birth: 2-28-1902, MO. Spouse: Elsie Owens. Father: Wesley Rose. Mother: Elizabeth Guthries. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Rose, Elsie D Owens:  (1906-1982);  w/o Earl; “Elsie Dorothy Rose. Died: 8-20-1982, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Earl Rose. Father: Oney Owens. Mother: Martha Rienfelt. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);


Rosell, Henrietta: (b. 10-20-1835; d. 10-23-1915); “Corbin, Henrietta Rosel: Lot 1 Block 23” (Davenport City Hall records);  “Henrietta Rosell, mother of Mrs Chas Corbin, died Saturday at the home of her daughter near Larene of pneumonia. The funeral was held Monday at the home, by Rev F E White, pastor of the Methodist church of this city, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery.  Deceased was born Oct 20, 1835 near Berlin, Germany, being 80 years and three days old at the time of her death. She leaves a son and daughter, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.” (Dav. Tribune: 10-28-1915); 


Rosenquist, Elsie:  (1813-1889); “b. 3-02-1813; d. 9-07-1889; aged 76 yrs 6 mos 5 days.”  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “Wood and Coal for Sale. Will supply you with wood at $4 per cord or coal at $6.50 per ton in any part of the city. Hans Rosenquest.” (LCT: 12-25-1896); “H Runquist, 30, male, Sweden, single, farmer. E Runquist, 72, female, Sweden, single.” (Lincoln Co 1885 Census); “H Rosequist, male, 37, Sweden, farmer. Fillie Rosequist, female, 20, IA.” (Lincoln Co 1892 Census);


Rosin, Anna L:  (1848-1909);  “Mrs Herman Rosin died at her home near Egypt, Tuesday August 21, and was buried from the German Lutheran Church at Davenport, Thursday, Sept 2. Born in Germany in 1848, she came with her husband and three children in 1883.” (Citizen: 9-10-1909)  “The funeral of Mrs Herman Rosin was held from the German Lutheran church in this city Thursday afternoon, a large crowd of sympathizing friends and relatives attending the service and following the remains to the cemetery.  Mrs Rosin, who died at her home near Egypt last Tuesday was born in Kietum, Sylte Island, Germany, March 19, 1848, her maiden name being Anna Smidt. She was married to Herman Rosin July 2, 1872, and together they came to America in 1883, accompanied by their three children.  They first settled in Cadalt, WI, and during their residence there another child was born, Clara Pauline. They came to the State of Washington in 1888 settling in the Egypt country where they have since made their home.  Mrs Rosin was a good neighbor, kind mother and a true Christian and bore her long illness patiently, making all the arrangements for the funeral and wrote her own obituary.  Mr Rosin’s death preceded that of his wife two years, occurring in June, 1907. Her two children, Clara and Ernest, also preceded her to their last resting place, the former’s death occurring Dec 21, 1907, and the latter’s in Dec 30, 1887. The children left to mourn the loss of their mother are: Mrs Caroline S Lanf of Kellar, Loise H Shreck of Redmond, and Miss Maria C Rosin, who was living with her mother at the time of her death. All of these children were present at the funeral.” (LCT: 9-03-1909); 


Rosin, Clara Pauline: (1885-1907); d. 12-21-1907;  “Mrs Frank Lang received a telephone message from Spokane Saturday notifying her of the sudden death of her sister, Clara Rosine (sic), who died Friday morning at Spokane. The body will be brought to Davenport, the family home, for burial.  Mrs Lang and daughter left on the out bound stage Saturday to attend the funeral.  The deceased spent several weeks visiting in Keller last summer, she was a bright, charming young girl and made hosts of friends here who sincerely regret her untimely death.—Kellar Sentinal.” (LCT: 1-03-1908);  “The remains of Miss Clara Rosin was shipped here from Spokane Sunday evening. She was taken ill with pneumonia and died at the Sacred Heart hospital Saturday morning. Miss Rosin was 22 years of age, was born in Cadot, Wisconsin, but at an early age came to Washington with her parents who settled in Egypt north of Davenport.  She chose the occupation of nurse and at the time of her death was  member of a class of assistants in the Sacred Heart hospital and would have graduated in 1909. She leaves a mother and two sisters to mourn her loss, the father having died within the last year. Funeral services were held Monday in the German Lutheran Church, the Rev George Koehler preaching the sermon. There was a large number of friends present to pay their last respects to the young woman, who was taken early from a life of promising usefulness.”  (Dav. Tribune:  12-26-1907);


Rosin, Hermann H:  (1845-1907); d. June 1907; “Herman H Rosine (sic) of the Egypt country died in  a Spokane hospital last week while being operated upon for cancer of the throat.” (LCT: 6-14-1907); “Herman H Rosine died at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane on Wednesday morning while on the operating table for treatment for cancer in the throat. This was the second operation the other having been performed last October. The deceased was 52 years old the 11th of May. He was born in Pommern, Germany, and came to the United States in 1883 and settled in the state of Wisconsin, and moved to Washington in 1888 and took up a homestead in the Egypt country and lived there 17 years, when he moved to Davenport where he resided for the past two years.  By occupation in Germany he was a shoemaker. He served in the Germany army and was in the Austria-German and Franco-Prussian wars. He was married in Germany July 2, 1872 and to the union were born four girls and a boy, the boy dying at 6 years of age in Wisconsin. The remains were brought here Wednesday and will be buried tomorrow , services at the Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock p.m.  He was a social member of the Eagles who will have charge at the funeral.  Mr Rosine as an old pioneer had many friends who regret his death.”  (Dav. Tribune:  6-06-1907);


Rosin, Maria C:  (1878-1949);  “Maria Rosin.  Died: June 26, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Maria Rosin. Died: 26 June 1949, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Herman Rosin. Mother: Anna Schmit.” (Data from death certificate); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Rossel, Henrietta:  (1835-1915); “Henrietta Rosell, mother of Mrs Chas Corbin, died Saturday at the home of her daughter near Larene of pneumonia. The funeral was held Monday at the home by Rev F E White, pastor of the Methodist Church of this city, interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery. Deceased was born Oct 10, 1835 near Berlin, Germany, being 80 years and three days old at the time of her death. She leaves a son and daughter, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.” (Dav. Tribune: 10-28-1915)  “Mrs Henrietta Rossel died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Chas Corbin, five miles north of Larene last Saturday.  Mrs Rossel came to Lincoln County from Michigan in 1885 and has continued to reside here since and had seen the country develop from a wilderness to a prosperous farming community. Deceased was born near Berlin, Germany Oct 20, 1835 and died of pneumonia after a few days’ illness Oct 23, 1915, being three days more than 80 years old. She leaves to mourn her, one daughter, Mrs Chas Corbin of Larene; Geo Wittee of Twisp; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs Corbin by Rev F E White of the Methodist Church, and attended by many old friends and neighbors of the section. Interment was made Monday at the home of her daughter in the Larene Cemetery.” (Edit: Since a tombstone is in the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport, one must assume that her burial occurred in Davenport.) 


Rossing, V C:  (1859-1936); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) “V C Rossing, 76, Davenport, pioneer sportsman and retired farmer, died at St Luke’s hospital on Tuesday night, following a stroke. As president of the Davenport Izaak Walton league during the past several years, he came to Odessa often, helping with bird planting activities in this region.  He is survived by a sister in Denmark, and cousin, Mrs R Hansen, Spokane. He had lived in the Davenport region about 40 years. Special letters of administration over the estate of Mr Rossing were issued Wednesday to Rasch Paulsen, Davenport. Mr Rossing owned a considerable amount of farm and residence property in that region and the special administrator was appointed so funeral arrangements could be made immediately.”  (Odessa Record: 1-17-1936)  V C Rossing’s will was admitted to probate and named Rasch Paulsen and C A Pettijohn as executors. Primary heir, his sister, Emma Rossing of Copenhagen , Denmark . Some of his personal books were bequeathed to the Danish Brotherhood at Wilbur. Others mentioned were: Mrs Marie Rossing Hansen, cousin; children of Antonia Lonberg; and children of Marius Bang of Denmark . (notes from Odessa Record: 1-24-1936)


Rowland, Frank E:  (1889-1960); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74); “Frank Rowland. Died: 12-10-1960. Birth: 12-01-1889. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);


Rowland, Margaret:  (1892-1957); “Margaret Melinda Rowland: Died: 2-16-1957, Reardan, WA. Father: William B Brockman. Mother: Dove Mae Teter. Spouse: married. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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