Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



Page Ru through Ry

See cemetery introduction on page A



Rude, Arthur E:  (1882-1950);  “Arthur E Rude: Died: 1-05-1950.  Birth: 5-01-1882, IL; married; Father: Eli Rude; Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Arthur Rude. Died: Jan 5, 1950.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Dr Arthur E Rude. Died: Jan 8, 1950.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Rude, Daisy P: (1883-1943);  “Daisy Rude. Died:  6-01-1943, at Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Spouse: Arthur Rude. Father: Stephen Hutchinson. Mother: Martha Kidder.”  (Data from death certificate); “Daisy H Rude. Died: June 1, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Rudy, Samuel Charles:  (1892-1957); d. 3-10-1957;  “Samuel Charles Rudy: Died: 3-10-1957, Davenport, WA. Father: Samuel Eli Rudy. Mother: Anna Medara Clutter. Spouse: unmarried. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Sam Rudy.  Died: 3-11-1957. A trusted friend and helper.”  (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); 


Rummer, Pauline:  (1895-1923); w/o Leslie; “Pauline W Rummer. Died:  1-19-1923, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: George S Brown. Mother: Maud Searles.” (Data from death certificate); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Rupp, Freddie:  (1909-1915); d. 11-13-1915; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74) (Freddie Rupp was the adopted son of Henry Kucks and his wife Ida Vohwinkel. He was born Aug 29, 1909 and died Nov 13, 1915, at the age of six. WA State Birth Records show Frederick Rupp born August 29, 1909 in Lincoln County; Father: Fredrick Rupp;  Mother: Lillie Knappert.)


Rutter surname:  John Moses Rutter, born England, and his wife Emma Elizabeth Fenn had six known children: Arthur Allen, Albert, Annie Maria, James J, Joseph and Harry.  Two sons resided in Davenport. 


Rutter, Arthur A:  (1869-1955); d. 1-20-1955; h/o Sarah and Fannie;  “Arthur Allen Rutter.  Died: 1-20-1955, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Joseph Rutter.”  (Data from death certificate);  (See also History of Big Bend, published 1904. He resided in 1904 in Douglas County, WA, and was then married to Fannie M Beieler, daughter of Frederick Beieler who was born in 1849 in Switzerland and who came in 1883 to Lincoln County, WA.);  “A A Rutter of Spokane, was in this city Tuesday and Wednesday and is advertising in The Times this week that he will be here again Tuesday when he desires to buy a large number of horses for war purposes. Mr Rutter, who formerly lived here, has been engaged in this work for some time and has purchased a very large number of animals, averaging as high as 150 a week. He advertises that he will take most any kind of a horse within certain specifications. He will be in Hunters Friday forenoon and at Fruitland in the afternoon.” (LCT: 10-29-1915); “Rutter & Kent. Horse Dealers. Correspondence Solicited. Davenport, Washington.” (LCT: 9-12-1902); “Coal and Wood. A A Rutter is prepared to fill orders for Coal or Wood in any quantities. He also does a general Draying business. Orders left at Gibson Bros’ store will be promptly attended to.” (LCT: 2-27-1899); “A A Rutter, who tried draying for a time, recently disposed of his outfit and good will to a Mr Lawrence, a gentleman who lately located in this place. Mr Rutter is a pretty handy lad with the saw and plane, and will hereafter take an active part in aiding in the construction of the numerous buildings that are to enlarge Davenport during the present year. It is not out of place to remark that this turn at carpentering is the first work of the kind that Mr Rutter has been able to do for several years.” (excerpt LCT: 4-28-1899); “License: Nov 4, 1901. Groom: Arthur A Rutter, age 31, born: Birmingham, England. 2nd marriage. Occupation: Commercial. Residence: Davenport. Father: John Rutter. Mother: Marrie M Fenn. Bride: Fannie M Beieler, 23, born: Pleasant Hill, MO. 1st marriage. Residence: Larene. Occupation: Dressmaking. Father: Fred Beiler. Mother: Mary Graham. Marriage: Nov 5, 1901, Larene, WA. Officiant: Rev J A Rodger. Witnesses: Blanche Beard. Wallee Beieler.” (Marriage Return: Lincoln Co Auditor); “United States of America—State of Washington. In the Superior Court for Lincoln County. Present: Honorable C H Neal. In the Matter of the Application of Arthur A Rutter, An Alien, To Become a Citizen of the United States of America. In Open Court, this 23 day of July 1904. Affidavit of Applicant. I Arthur A Rutter, being first duly sworn, depose and say I am a free white man, an alien born in England, and an applicant to become a citizen of the United States. I have never borne any hereditary title nor been of any of the orders of nobility in the kingdom or state from which I came. I have not heretofore made declaration under oath of my intention to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. I was born on the 12 day of June 1870, and came to the United States in the year 1875, and have resided within the United States ever since…”  (Lincoln Co Superior Court);


Rutter, Arthur F:  (1903-1907); d. 2-12-1907; s/o AA & F;  “Arthur Frederick Rutter, the little son of Mr and Mrs A A Rutter, died Tuesday of pneumonia. He was three years and eleven months old. For several days he had been ill alongside of his little sister who was also stricken with the same disease.  The child was of a fine physique and made a stubborn fight for life, but to no avail. The services were held in the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon, Drs J A Reynolds and F B Teter officiating. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.”  (Dav. Tribune: 2-14-1907)


Rutter, Beatrice:  (1898-1958) Dav. City;  (Edit:  Beatrice C Rutter was a daughter of Arthur A Rutter and his first wife, Sarah Fulkerson. Beatrice was born in Arkansas.  Sarah died in April 1900 and Arthur remarried in Nov 1901.)  “Beatrice C Rutter.—Passed away May 16, at a local hospital. Her home, Cheney, WA. Survived by one sister, Mrs Agnes Holter, Cheney. Funeral services Monday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Jerue Funeral Home, Cheney, WA. Rev James N Johnston officiating. Interment Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 5-17-1958);  (See also History of Big Bend, page 388, where she is called ‘little girl’ in the 1904 edition. She was adopted by Fred McLellan who came in 1889 to Davenport, WA.);


Rutter, Bessie L (Rux):  (1907-2007); w/o Claude; “Davenport.—Celebration of life memorial service for Bessie L (Rux) Rutter, 99, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug 11, at Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport.  Pastor Bill Bull will officiate.  Mrs Rutter died Aug 5 in Davenport.  Born Oct 13, 1907 in Rocklyn to Charles and Julia (Bursch) Rux, she grew up in the Rocklyn area and attended school in Harrington, graduating from high school in 1925. She graduated with a teaching degree from Cheney Normal School (now EWU), and taught at Rocklyn-Zion, Cloverland and Chelan Junior High schools.   She married Claude Rutter on Nov 25, 1932, in Ephrata. She cared for her parents for 15 years while their health was failing. She enjoyed reading, writing and gardening and was known for her beautiful glower garden. She also enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Her husband died in 1993. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Zellmer, in 2001, and two sisters.  She leaves a daughter, Linda Zellmer (and husband Art) of Davenport; a great grandchild, Cody Jared Zellmer; sister, Beulah Olsen of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 8-09-2007, d. Aug 5, 2007) 


Rutter, Carrie L:  (1872-1958); w/o James J;  “Carrie Garner Rutter. Died: 3-24-1958, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: John Garner. Mother: nee Craig.” (Data from death certificate);


Rutter, Claude G:  (1908-1993); h/o Bess; “Service for Claude Rutter, 85, was Saturday, Nov 6, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mr Rutter died Thursday, Nov 4, after a lengthy illness. He was born March 28, 1908, in Davenport, the son of James and Carrie Rutter. He attended Davenport schools.  In 1932, he married Bess Rux of Rocklyn, daughter of Charles and Julia Rux. With the exception of five years in California, Mr Rutter spent his entire life working in and around Davenport. He was an industrious entrepreneur as demonstrated by his ownership of a barbershop and bowling alley in Harrington (1932), as well as various trucking enterprises. He also was involved in many aspects of construction, including working as a contractor and building his own home. Mr Rutter is survived by his wife, Bess Rutter, at the home; one daughter, Linda Zellmer and son-in-law Arthur Zellmer; one grandson, Chad Zellmer of Reardan; one brother, Garner Rutter of Reardan; two sisters, Dona Lehrman of Chewelah and Blanche Leithead of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.”  (DT: 11-11-1993)   “In Memory of Claude Gerald Rutter. Born: March 28, 1908, Davenport, WA. Passed Away: Nov 4, 1993, Davenport, WA.  Funeral Service: Saturday, Nov 6, 1993 at 1 p.m., Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Pastor Guy Cooksey, Officiating. Sacred Selections: ‘Gentle Shepherd’; ‘Through It All’; ‘There’s Something About That Name’; ‘Victory in Jesus’. Soloist: David Zellmer; Organist: Linda Zellmer.  Concluding Services and Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Casket Bearers: Ronald Thompson, Lee Sperry, Art Zellmer, Don Schweikert, Bill Sutherland, Frank Lehrman.” (Funeral Program) “Miss Bessie Rux  of Davenport, formerly of Rocklyn, surprised her friends last Thursday by driving to Ephrata with friends and getting married to Mr Rutter of Ephrata. Following the ceremony they departed for Seattle on their honeymoon trip.” (Citizen: 12-02-1932);


Rutter, E Blanche:  (1904-1910); d. 11-26-1910; d/o AA & FM;  “Blanche Rutter. Died: Nov 26, 1910, aged 6 years. Burial Nov 27 at Davenport, Washington. Ordered by A A Rutter.  Protestant. Child. Body shipped to Davenport.”  (Buchanan Funeral Home Record) “Blanche Rutter. Died: 11-26-1910, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: A A Rutter; Mother: Fanny M Beller (sic).” (Data from death certificate; Mother should read Fanny M Beiler);


Rutter, Ella M Kruger:  (1916-1983); w/o Ivan; See also Hillsbery, Ella


Rutter, Fannie M: (1878-1943);  w/o Arthur A;  “Marriage Return. License date: 11-04-1901. Groom: Arthur A Rutter, age 31, born Bermingham, England, s/o John Rutter and Marrie M Fenn. Bride: Fannie M Beiler, 23, born Pleasant Hill, MO, d/o Fred Beiler and Mary Graham. Marriage Date: 11-05-1901 at Larene, by Rev J A Rodgers. Witness: Blanche Beard and Walter Beiler.” (Lincoln County Marriage Return-Auditor)


Rutter, Howard A:  (1911-1962); s/o AA Rutter;  “Howard Rutter. Died: 2-04-1962. Birth: 1-02-1911. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);


Rutter, Ivan E:  (1904-1958);  “Ivan Edward Rutter. Died: 1958. Spokane Co, WA.  Father: James J Rutter. Mother: Carrie Lee Garner.” (Data from death certificate);  “Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian church Wednesday for Ivan Edward Rutter, 53, who died Nov 8 after fighting a losing battle with cancer for three weeks at Deaconess Hospital. Lyle Van Kuran officiated at the rite arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Roy Master, a nephew, was vocal soloist, and Linda Rutter, a niece, was organist. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Casket bearers were Henry Nicholls, Donald Brown, Earl Swartz, Verne Denson, Merle Jayne and Dave Davis. Born Nov 12, 1904, at Oakgrove, Ark., he resided most of his life in the Davenport area, attending the local schools. He was a member of the Lincoln County road survey crew. He was a member of the Davenport Lodge No 64, IOOF, and the Spokane BOF. Survivors include his wife, Ella, at home; a son, Norman, member of the US Navy; two sisters, Dona Lehrman, Chewelah; and Blanche Leithead, Oroville; two brothers, Claude G Rutter, Davenport, and Garner Rutter of Deep Creek.” (Davenport Times: Nov 1958)  “Miss Ella Kruger, daughter of Mrs Emil Kruger, was united in marriage to Ivan Rutter in Spokane, Saturday, Sept 5, by Justice Goodsell at the Spokane County court house. They were attended by the bride’s brother, Herbert Kruger, the groom’s sister, Mrs Leithead, and Miss Naomi Grob.” (Citizen: 9-11-1936)


Rutter, James J: (1875-1957); h/o Carrie L Garner;  “James Jay Rutter.  Died: 2-18-1957, at Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: John Rutter. Mother: Martha Fink.”  (Data from death certificate);  “James Rutter.—His home was in Davenport, Wash.  Survived by his wife, Carrie, at the home; 3 sons, Ivan and Claude Rutter, both of Davenport; Garner Rutter of Deep Creek, WA; 2 daughters, Mrs Frank Lehrman, Chewelah, WA, and Mrs Blanche Leithead, Grand Coulee, WA. Funeral services Thursday, Feb 21 at 2 p.m. from the Strate Chapel in Davenport, WA. Rev Reuben Bennett officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, Wash. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokane Chronicle: 2-20-1957);  “James Rutter of Davenport, who arrived here Friday from Chelan, where he has been working, had a narrow escape from injury, Thursday afternoon, when a cloudburst occurred near Waterville.  Mr Rutter was passing along the Sunset highway east of Waterville when a slide caused by the cloudburst, buried his touring car up to the headlights. He was able to dig out his car Friday morning and proceeded to Davenport. A boulder five feet in diameter just missed his car. Mr Rutter reports great activity at Chelan. He returned to that city this week.” (Davenport Tribune: 7-08-1926)


Rutter, Norman E:  (1938-2000);  “Memorial service for Norman E Rutter of Creston will be held this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Mr Rutter died on Feb 13, 2000 in Davenport. He was 61.  He was a member of the Wilbur Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Creston Fire Dept. He worked in the lumber industry for over 29 years, with the last 25 years as a truck driver. He retired from Boise Cascade on Jan 31.  Mr Rutter is survived by his wife, Sharon (Canfield) Rutter, at the home in Creston; two children, Cheryl and her husband Scott Powers of the US Air Force in Germany, and Todd and his wife Delaine Rutter of Davenport; three grandchildren, Wendy and Amber Rutter, and Evan Powers; his mother-in-law, Verna Canfield of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 2-17-2000); 


Rutter, Nyla Mae:  (d. 1-28-1943); Aged 6 mos 18 days;  “Nyla Mar Rutter. Died: 1-28-1943, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Birth: 7-10-1942, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Garner Rutter. Mother: Mae Hobart.” (Data from death certificate); “Nyla Mae Rutter. Died: Jan 28, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Rutter, Sarah H Fulkerson:  (1875-1900); d. 4-25-1900; w/o AA;  “It was reported in the Lincoln County Times that the funeral of the late Mrs A A Rutter was very largely attended not only by members of the order—the Ladies Circle of the Woodman of the World, of which she was a member—but by a large number of sympathizing friends of the family as well.” (Memory Bank in Davenport Times of 5-27-1982, representing May 1900.); 


Rutter, Thomas:  “William Thomas Rutter. Died: 1-29-1915, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Arthur A Rutter. Mother: Sarah Fulkerson. Birth: 1895; Aged: 20 yrs 11 days.”  (Data from death certificate);


Rux, Charles L:  (1879-1972);  “Charles L Rux, 93 year old Lincoln County pioneer, passed away here last Friday.  Mr Rux was born March 1, 1879 at Hammond, Minnesota and came to Washington with his parents when he was seven years old, locating on a homestead near Edwall. When he was 21 years old, Mr Rux took up his own homestead near Rocklyn and in 1898 was the first tractor farmer in the area. In 1928 he sold his farm and moved his family to Davenport where he resided until his death. He married Julia Bursch in April 1901. She preceded him in death in January 1947. In 1949 he married Mrs Ada Haynes of Moscow, Idaho. Besides his wife Ada at the home here, Mr Rux is survived by his four daughters, Mrs Aileen Kruger, Mrs Bess Rutter, Mrs Beulah Olsen of Davenport and Mrs Mabel Reker of Reardan. Three step-daughters also survive. They include Virginia Steiner of Colton, WA, Mrs Dorothy Roper of Crow Agency, Montana, and Mrs Getty Kiamie of New York State.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Assembly of God Church here which Mr Rux helped found. Pastor R J Raygor officiated at the service, with Strate Funeral Home making the arrangements. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery with Elmer Reker, Elwend Kruger, Jerry Kruger, Claude Rutter, Marvin Olsen and Richard Hardy as casket bearers.” (Dav. Times: 12-28-1972)  “…Mr Rux has farmed in his immediate neighborhood for more than thirty years. He was born in Minnesota and came west to Washington when a lad of but seven, locating at Edwall with his parents.  He first purchased a half section of railroad land for a consideration of $1,003, and later bought a quarter section at $40 per acre, and so on adding to his holdings until now he owns 820 acres…” Citizen: 5-11-1928); “Chas L Rux of Rocklyn, Lincoln Co, WA, groom; Julia Bursch of Rocklyn, Lincoln Co, WA, bride. Joseph Hepp, Minister of the Gospel, Officiant. Marriage: April 25, 1901 at Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Witnesses: Samuel A Bursch, Lena Bursch.” (details from Certificate of Marriage, Lincoln Co Auditor);


Rux, Julia H:  (1876-1947);  “Mrs Julia Rux of Davenport, wife of Charles Rux, passed away Monday and funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Methodist church at 2 p.m. in Davenport.  Surviving Mrs Rux, besides her husband, are four daughters, Mrs Aileen Kruger of Rocklyn, Mabel Reker of Reardan, Bessie Rutter and Beulah Olsen, Davenport; two sisters, Augusta Berg, Davenport and Mrs Rose Bartlett of Colbert; one brother, Samuel Bursch of Moscow, Idaho; 4 grandchildren.  Born December 1876 in Minnesota, she came with her parents to the Harrington district in 1883. April 25, 1901 she was married to Charles Rux and moved to the Rocklyn farming area where they lived until 1928 when they moved to Davenport.” (Citizen: Jan 1947) “Pioneer Farmer’s Wife in Rocklyn Area Dies. Mrs Julia Rux, 70, an invalid for 24 years, wife of Charles Rux, pioneer farmer of the Rocklyn area, died at her home in Davenport Monday evening. She was born in Hammond, MN, and came west to the Harrington district in 1883.  IN 1901 she was married to Mr Rux at Davenport and they resided on  a farm in the Rocklyn area until 1928, when they moved to Davenport and resided here since. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs Elmer Reker, Reardan; Mrs Alvin Kruger, Rocklyn; Mrs Claude Rutter and Mrs Marvin Olsen, Davenport; four grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Bursch, Moscow, Idaho, and two sisters, Mrs A Berg, Davenport, and Mrs Guy Bartlett, Colbert.” (Davenport Times: __, 1947) (Edit: Julia Bursch Rux was the daughter of August Bursch and his wife Henrietta Mead Bursch, see Zion Rocklyn German Methodist Cemetery) “Julia Henrietta Rux.  Died: Jan 20, 1947.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Rux, Nona Downing Reinbold:  (1907-2000); d. 8-07-2000; w/o Fred Reinbold; w/o of Orville Rux; 


Rux, Orville E:  (1904-1983);  “Orville E Rux, 79, died Dec 19 at his home in Davenport.  He was born in Rocklyn March 18, 1904 and lived in this area all his life. He farmed north of Davenport from 1929 until he retired in 1975.  Rux was a member of the United Methodist Church in Davenport, Community Grange and a lifetime member of the Lincoln County Historical Society.  He was deeply involved in the construction of the education wing of the Methodist Church which was constructed in the mid 1960s.  Rux’s first wife, Viola, died in 1973, and a year lager he married Nona Reinbold.  Survivors include wife Nona, at home; a daughter Donna Douglass, Salem, OR; a son Loren Rux, Davenport; a step-daughter, Barbara Riddle, Davenport; a step-son Mark Reinbold, Pullman; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold and Virgil Rux of Reardan.  Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with Rev Roger Barr and Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Dav. Times: 12-22-1983) 


Rux, Viola N:  (1906-1973);  “Viola N Rux.—Her home, Davenport, WA. Survived by her husband, Orville Rux at the home; one son, Loren Rux, Davenport; one daughter, Mrs Donna Douglass, Phoenix, AZ; one granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs Ezma Wallace, Hermiston, Oregon; Mrs Bonnie Mitchell, Hayden Lake, Idaho; Mrs Beryl Miller, Seattle; one brother, Burton Circle, Spokane. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Community Grange, both of Davenport; the American Federation of Music Teachers.  Funeral services Saturday, Jan 13, 11 a.m. from the United Methodist Church, Davenport, WA. The Rev Donald Lange and the Rev Joseph Woodford officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Strate Funeral Home, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated)  “After services in the Davenport United Methodist Church Viola Nellie Rux was buried in Mountain View Cemetery Jan 13.  The Rev Joseph Woodward came from Spokane to assist the Rev Donald Lange with the funeral. Born in Sprague in 1906, the daughter of David and Sarah Circle died Jan 10. A long-time music teacher, she had lived just north of Davenport since her marriage to Orville Rux in 1929.  A member of the United Methodist Church, Community Grange and the American Federation of Music Teachers, she served as organist of the Methodist church for many years. She is survived by her husband, at the home; a son, Loren, of Davenport; a daughter, Donna Douglass, of Phoenix, AZ; a granddaughter, and three sisters—Ezma Wallace, Hermiston, OR; Bonnie Mitchell, Hayden Lake, ID; and Beryl Miller, Seattle.  A brother, Burton Circle, lives in Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 1-25-1973); 


Ryall, Edward: (1889-1962); d. 4-14-1962;  “Edward Ryall.  Died: 4-14-1962, Miles, WA.  Spouse: divorced.  Father: unknown; Mother: unknown. Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) 




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