Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Sackman, Andrew:  (1890-1966);  “Andrew Sackman.  Died: 3-12-1966, Davenport, WA. Father: Christoff Sackman; Mother: Dorothea Ausht.  Spouse: Elizabeth Sackman. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)“Andrew Sackman.—His home, Davenport, WA. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sackman, at the home; two sons, Robert Sackman, Seattle, WA; Ernie Sackman, Colville, WA; three daughters, Mrs Elma Schultz, Davenport, WA; Mrs Anna Schultz, Harrington, WA; Mrs Virginia Kurfurst, Portland, OR; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Sackman, Burlington, WA; Adam Sackman, Mabton, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs Ed Wahl, Lind, WA; Mrs Katie Schoessler, Sunnyside, WA. Funeral services Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m. from the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Pastor M A P Keller officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 3-12-1966)


Samis, Ben J:  (1875-1906); “Mr Ben Samis, of Egypt, who has been ill for a long time with consumption, died Wednesday morning of this week, and will be buried Friday in the Fairview Cemetery, Davenport. (LCT) The remains of Benny Samis were laid to their final rest in Mt View Cemetery last Friday. A very large number of his friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last respects. As a son, neighbor and citizen, he was highly moral, exemplary young man, the stay of his parents and highly respected by all. Cut off in his young manhood, the community lost one of its best. His strength of character is shown by his life. Knowing that his days were numbered, he faced eternity with calm forbearance and resignation to the inevitable. Born in the State of Iowa, a resident of Wash. for 8 years, where he resided with his parents on their farm in Egypt. Beloved by all, he will live long in the memory of the people of that community.” (D Tribune: 5-11-1906)


Samis, Betsy:  (1849-1935);  “Betsy Samis. Died: 25 Aug 1935, Davenport, WA. Birth: 23 March 1849, Burlington, IL.  Spouse: widow, Richard Baker Samis. Father:  Isaac Samis, born Ontario; Mother: Phoebe Willard, born Ontario. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card; edit: did not view original death certificate, highly improbable that her maiden name is Samis)  “Mrs R B Samis. Died: Aug 25, 1935.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Samis, Clair Vernon:  (1914-1916);   “Clair, the 2 year old son of Mr and Mrs James Samis near Davenport, was so badly injured under the wheels of a wheat wagon Tuesday that he died soon after in his mother’s arms. The father had refused to let the child ride and had supposed it had gone to the house when its screams informed him of the accident.” (Odessa Record: 10-20-1916)


Samis, Hazel Marjorie:  (1915-1918); “Hazel Margorie Samis. Died: 11-12-1918. Father: James Samis. Mother: Pearl Michael.” (Data from death certificate);


Samis, James B:  (1880-1948);  “James B Samis. Died: Oct 10, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “Jas B Samis, of Davenport, age 31, b. IL, s/o Richard B Samis and Betsy Samis; Pearl C Michael of Davenport, age 31, b. IL, d/o Isaac Michael and Jennie Whitney. Marriage on Dec 31, 1911 in Spokane by S W McFadden, minister; witnesses: J F Michael, and Mrs J P Michael.” (Details from marriage certificate);  “After serving more than three months in the county jail for contempt of court, in failing to pay alimony to his divorced wife, Pearl Samis, J B Samis of Davenport was released Saturday upon payment of $250 back alimony.” (Odessa Record: 3-26-1926); 


Samis, Pearl C:  (1880-1968);  (“Pearl C Samis, formerly Pearl Michael of Davenport, has filed suit for divorce against James D Samis alleging the defendant has failed to support herself and children. Show cause order has been issued for defendant to show why he should not pay reasonable attorneys fees, temporary alimony and suit money during the pendency of the trial.” Citizen: 12-26-1924)


Samis, Richard B:  (1846-1927);  “Richard Baker Samis, 81, a pioneer resident of Davenport, died last Friday night following several months illness. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church at Davenport Sunday.  Mr Samis was born in Koburg, Ont., and came to Davenport in 1898. He farmed in the Egypt country north of Davenport until 1914, when he moved to town. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs Julia Turner and Mrs U C Carlyle of Davenport; one son, James B Samis, of Flesher, MT; 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs T A Roseborrough, of Newport.” (Davenport Tribune: 3-04-1927);  (Edit: The 1900 Larene Census shows the household of Richard B Samis: Richard, b. Feb 1846; Estey, (Betsy), b. Mar 1849; Benjamin, b. Nov 1875; Julia b. Feb 1878; James, b. Aug 1880, and Florence M, b. May 1885.  Richard was the son of Issac and Phoebe Samis.);  “Richard Baker Samis.  Died: 2-25-1927. Spouse: Betsy Samis. Father:  Peter Samis. Mother: Almira Collins.” (Data from death certificate);


Sanders, Bessie C:  (1888-1916);  “Bessie C Sanders.  Died: 12-12-1916 at Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: L N Morgan. Mother: Lucy A Watkins.” (Data from death certificate);


Sanders, Grace L:  (1883-1964); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sanders, Harriett E:  (1863-1940); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sanders, Helen M:  (1915-1966); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sanders, Ida A:  (1874-1951); “Ida A Sanders. Died: June 4, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Sanders, James S:  (1868-1951); “James S Sanders. Died: Nov 19, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Groom: Jas Sanders of Lincoln Co; Bride: Miss Ida A Taylor. Marriage: Nov 20, 1895 at Larene by W B Eakin, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: Fred Beieler and W H Mints.” (details from Marriage Certificate, Lincoln Co Auditor)


Sanders, John M:  (1881-1950);  “John Mark Sanders, who farmed in the Davenport area for many years and who resided in Spokane the last 30 years, died here last week. Interment services were held at Davenport last Thursday. He is survived by his widow and five sons.” (Citizen: 10-13-1950)


Sanders, Joseph H: (1861-1937); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sanders, Rosa May:  (1906-1906); d. 4-08-1906; d/o JM & BC;  “The little six months old child of Mr & Mrs Mart Sanders of Larene was buried Monday. The little girl had an attack of whooping cough which caused its death. Services were held at the Baptist church, Rev W A McCall officiating. The young parents have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their little darling.” (Dav Tribune: 4-12-1906) (Edit: the LCT shows child of Mark Sanders. Presumably this infant was the daughter of John Mark and Bessie C Sanders.);


Sanders, William T:  (1901-1962); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sassman, George H:  (1875-1957);  “George Henry Sassman. Died: 2-01-1957, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Lillian Sassman. Father: John Sassman. Mother: Sophie Homerichouse. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Sassman, Lillian L: (1888-1976);  “Funeral services were held Feb 11 at the Strate Funeral Chapel for Lilian Sassman. Mrs Sassman died at the Lincoln Nursing Home Feb 9 at the age of 87 years.  Mrs Sassman was born in 1888 to Jacob and Wilhelmina Moersch at Escamba, Michigan. She married George Sassman in 1912 and came west with him.  They spent several years in Idaho before coming to Davenport in 1917.  Mrs Sassman was an active worker in the Methodist Church and served as the secretary-treasurer of the ladies aid for many years.  She is survived by a son, Roy Sassman, of Wilbur; two sisters, Mrs Gertrude Johnson in Rohnert Park, CA and Anna Kost of Charon, Nebraska. Two grandsons and two great granddaughters also survive.” (DT: 2-19-1976);  “Lillian Louise Sassman. Died: 2-09-1976. Birth: 2-21-1888, MI.  Widowed. Father: Jacob Moersch. Mother: Wilhelmina Wendth. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Saunders, Gladys Emily:  (1904-1904); d. 10-11-1904; d/o JS & OJ; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Saunders, Jacob S:  (1868-1961); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Saunders, Ollie J: (1879-1973); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sautter, Clarence:  (1912-1925); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sautter, Margaret L Davis:  (1893-1979); w/o Wm;  “Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct 10 at the Davenport Presbyterian Church for long time resident Margaret Sautter. The services, conducted by the Strate Funeral Home, were officiated at by the Rev Roger V Muisiner.  Mrs Sautter was born on Sept 30, 1893 in Peone Prairie, WA, and died Saturday, Oct 6, 1979.  She had moved with her family as a child to Peach, WA, where she resided for several years. The family then made their residence in the Rocklyn area. She married William Sautter on May 28, 1912. He died in 1948. Mr and Mrs Sautter moved to Davenport in 1922 where they continued their residence.  Mrs Sautter was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include one son, Vernon Sautter, of Davenport; three daughters, Cleo McPherson of St Maries, ID, Vera Sautter of Davenport, and Mrs Orlin Luiten (Marge) of Davenport; one brother, Ralph Davis of Moses Lake, WA; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Interment followed the service at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  10-11-1979);  “Margaret Lulabelle Sautter. Died: 10-06-1979, Davenport, WA.  Widowed.  Father: Frank Davis. Mother: Elizabeth Davis. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Sautter, Vernon H:  (unconfirmed burial; 1920-2001);  “Funeral for Vernon Harold Sautter, 80, is scheduled for Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport. Mr Sautter died June 29, 2001 in Spokane.  Born Dec 28, 1920 at Rocklyn, to William and Margaret L (Davis) Sautter, he graduated in 1942 from Davenport High School. He married Lois E Lyse on April 12, 1946, in Davenport.  He belonged to First Presbyterian Church I Davenport, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7480, achieving the rank of all-state post commander in 1972-72. He also was a member of the Washington State Horseshoe Pitchers Association.  He served in the European Theater with the Army 9th Air Force during WW II. He recently received a commendation from France for his service during the Normandy invasion. He lived and worked in Lincoln County his entire life, retiring from the county road department in 1983.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marge Luiten and Cleo McPherson; and a brother, Clarence Sautter. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Lois, at the home; a daughter, Kathy (and Gene) Johnson, and a son, Hal (and Malinda) Sautter; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a sister, Vera Sautter.” (Davenport Times: 7-05-2001); 


Sautter, William:  (1883-1948); h/o Margaret;  “William Sautter. Died: Oct 26, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “Wm Sautter. Died: Oct of 1948.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger); 


Sawyer surname: see also Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington;


Sawyer, Anna Marie:  (unconfirmed; d. 5-31-1956);  “Mrs John Sawyer, Anna Marie Sawyer. Died: May 31, 1956. She lived a quiet godly life.”


Sawyer, Clarence:  (1892-1921); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sawyer, John W:  (1856-1931); h/o Julia A;  “John W Sawyer. Dated: Jan 9, 1931.”  (Acacia Lodge Death Index);  “John W Sawyer. Died: Jan 9, 1931.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  {Ancestors of J W Sawyer Reunite. The 10th reunion of the ancestors of J W Sawyer met July 18 in Harrington at the Catholic Church. Jim and Vicki Knapp hosted the event. Kenneth Sawyer, coming from San Jose, CA, was the only one there with the Sawyer name. Raymond Morse was the oldest one there. Attending from Spokane were Bruce, Nada, Steve, Russ, Mary, Ryan, Nick, Ron Karin, John and Anna Miriam Harrison, all Morses, and Ron, Marci, Mara and Garet Asmussen. Others who attended were Bea Sawyer Bert (daughter of Ernest Sawyer), Bert Lloyd Cunnington and Bonnie Talkington, all of Bellevue; Jack, Joey, Ami Jeffery Evans, Blaine Sherman, and Jim and Patti Felton, all of Tri-Cities; and Alma, Jim and Vicki Knapp, Inez, Harold, Donald, Nancy and Stacey Timm, and Elaine, Courtney, Carey and Lindsey Morse, all of Harrington (Alma and Inez were daughters of Calvin and Ruby Sawyer). A good time and lots of food was had by all.}


Sawyer, Julia A:  (1855-1915); w/o J W; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Sawyer, Pansy M:  (1894-1917); w/o E L; “A message received Saturday announced the sudden death of Mrs Ernest Sawyer at their ranch southwest of Calgary, Alberta. The remains will be brought to Davenport for burial. Besides the husband, until recently a fuel dealer in Davenport, two small children survive.” (Odessa Record: 1-04-1918); “Ernest L Sawyer of Davenport, age 19, s/o John W Sawyer and Julia A Dixon; married on 22 Sept 1915, Pansey Reeder, age 20, of Davenport, d/o S E Reeder and Myrtle M Harris. The marriage was performed by Ulysses F Hanek, clergyman; Effie Still and T A Still, witnesses.” (Data from Marriage Certificate: License No 19296);



Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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