Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  

 

                   submitted by Marge Womach 

 

 

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Smith, Andrew:  (d. 1942); “Andrew J Smith. Died: Feb 11, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);

 

Smith, Belva Tobiasen Horn: for TS and obit see Horn, Belva. 

 

Smith, Blanch A:  (1899-1926); “The funeral of Mrs Blanche Smith, 26, who died at Spokane Friday, was held at the Presbyterian church Monday, the Rev W L Killian officiating. Special services by the Rebekah lodge were held in the church on account of inclement weather. Mrs Smith is survived by her husband, Walter Smith; a daughter, Almeta, and her parents, Mr and Mrs M G Smith, all of Davenport; and a sister, Mrs Myrtle Crane of Montana.”  (Citizen:  11-19-1926);

 

Smith, Mrs C C:  (unconfirmed burial; d. 5-19-1904, aged 77 yrs); “Mrs C C Smith, who has been lying at the point of death for several weeks, passed away Wednesday morning at 9:15.  Dropsy together with cancer of the stomach was the immediate cause of death. She was 77 years old, and leaves an aged husband and a son.  She was born in Erie County, New York, and was married to Mr Smith Jan 10, 1881. they came to this state eighteen years ago and in Sept 1902, arrived in Davenport. She became ill last Christmas, and has slowly declined since, until death relieved her sufferings Wednesday morning. He husband was a veteran of the civil war, and the funeral services were accordingly conducted under the auspices of the Grand Army, from their residence Thursday afternoon. Rev Rodgers officiating. Deceased was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church…” (excerpt Citizen: 5-20-1904) “Mrs S C Smith. Died: 1904.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger, possible error in initials or another individual); 

 

Smith, Elmer W:  (1938-1987); d. 7-21-1987;  “E W (Bill) Smith died July 21, 1987 in Davenport. Mr Smith, 48, was a resident of Harrington.  He was born Oct 25, 1938 in Fresno, CA. He was a member and pastor of the Davenport Baptist Church. He served as a master sergeant in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a past president of the Harrington Chamber of Commerce.  Survivors include his wife, Janet Smith of the home; three daughters, Donna D Katz of Spokane, Lorene D Smith Mason of Reardan, and Tania Z Strite of Davenport; a son, Leland J Smith of the home; four grandchildren, Allison and Christina Mason, both of Reardan.  Lance Strite of Davenport and Markus Katz of Spokane; his mother, Eula P Smith of Yakima; and mother-in-law, Violet Main of England; two brothers, Leslie Smith and Leroy Smith, both of Goldendale; one sister, Kathleen Queens of Michigan; one brother-in-law, Michael Main of England; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services were held Saturday, July 25, in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport. Elder Glenn Tweet and Elder Hurburt Tyler officiated. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times:  7-30-1987); 

 

Smith, Eugene L: (1888-1928); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Smith, Frankie M: (1857-1931); w/o Levi; “Oscar Leipham, Chas S Smith and J E Fraser, all of Davenport, have been appointed appraisers of the estate of Frankie M Smith, deceased.” (Citizen: 9-25-1931) (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Smith, H:  (unconfirmed burial) “Funeral services were held at Davenport Wednesday for Herbert Smith, age 30, who was electrocuted near Wallace, Idaho.” (Odessa Record: 2-04-1916);

 

Smith, Janet:  (unconfirmed burial; d. 1944); “Jeanette Susan Smith. Died: Sept 5, 1944.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);

 

Smith, Janet M.:, Our much loved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grand-, mother and "Nanny" to many, peacefully passed away on February 11, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by her four children: Donna Smith of Spokane Valley, WA; Lorene (Les) Hansen of Reardan, WA; Tania (Mike) Strite of Davenport, WA and Leland (Brandy) Smith of Harrington, WA along with 14 grandchildren and one expected and eight great-grandchildren and two expected. Her brother Michael Main and two sisters Rosemary Bell and Margaret Burrell all of England. Her mother in law Eula Smith of Yakima, WA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor E.W. "Bill" Smith in 1987 and her parents. Funeral services, Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Michael DeWitt, officiating. Concluding services and interment at the Mt. View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Hospital Foundation, Davenport Swimming Pool or to the Shrine Hospital for Children. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family. (Feb 17, 2011, WA Obits Today) Smith, Janet M ‘Nanny’ Main:  “Janet M Smith died Feb 11, 2011 in Spokane with her family by her side. She is survived by her children: Donna Smith of Spokane Valley, Lorene (Les) Hansen of Reardan, Tania (Mike) Strite of Davenport and Leland (Brandy) Smith of Harrington, 14 grandchildren and one expected and eight great grandchildren  and two expected, her brother Michael Main and two sisters, Rosemary Bell and Margaret Burrell, all of England, and her mother-in-law Eula Smith of Yakima. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor E W ‘Bill’ Smith, in 1987 and her parents. She was born Jan 30, 1941, to Frank and Violet Main in England. She grew up and attended school in England and worked for the Campbell’s Soup Company of England until she met US Airman Bill Smith. She married him July 22, 1961 in England, and they moved to the US in 1962. From 1962 to 1977, she was a dedicated pastor’s wife, military wife and career mom. They moved to Harrington in 1977. She continued to be pastor’s wife but also worked as a cook in both Davenport at Edna’s and the Hanger restaurant and in Odessa at the Chalet and the Tiger Inn. In 1987, her husband died unexpectedly, and she moved to Reardan to be near her daughter. In Reardan, she became a daycare provider for her grandchildren and others, becoming known as ‘Nanny’ to all the children. Later she moved to Davenport, where she worked at a daycare and remained until she died. She had a special way with children, and though now grown, many of them still call her ‘Nanny’.  Another passion was knitting. She knitted sweaters for her children and baby blankets for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services are Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Pastor Michael DeWitt officiating. Concluding services and interment are at Mt View Cemetery in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 2-17-2011) 

 

Smith, Lillian:  (1865-1911); d. 3-15-1911; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Smith, Lena M:  (1891-1960); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Smith, Levi Augustus: h/o Frankie;   (1853-1930); “Levi Augustus Smith. Died: 20 March 1930, Davenport, WA. Birth: 28 June 1853, Pike, LO.  Spouse: ‘Frankie’ nee not stated.  Father: James Smith, born MO; Mother: Mary ____, born MO, nee not stated. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Frankie M Smith, Davenport, the administratrix of the Estate of L A Smith, deceased has been awarded the property of the estate as surviving spouse.” (Citizen: 5-23-1930);

 

Smith, Lola: (see Lola Lueck Sims for TS and obit);  “Lola Leona Smith. Died: 4-01-1994. Birth: 7-18-1907, WA. Spouse: Clarence Lark Smith. Father: William Lueck. Mother: Emma Boleneus. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Funeral services for Lola Smith, of Harrington, were held Monday, April 4, 1994, at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Mrs Smith died April 1 in Odessa. She was a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center. She is survived by her husband, Lark Smith of Harrington, two sons, four grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.The Rev Tom Sayre officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Odessa Record: 4-07-1994)

 

Smith, Paul S: (1913-1975); “Funeral serviced were conducted Tuesday for Paul S Smith.  Officiating was the Rev Roger Muisiner. Smith was born in 1913 in Iola, and died March 7, at his home at Lamona.  He had moved there two years ago from the Midwest to work as a dairyman. Survivors include his wife; four sons, two daughters, four sisters, a brother, 21 grandchildren and a great grandchild.  He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery.”  (Davenport Times:  3-13-1975); “Paul Stafford Smith. Died: 3-07-1975. Birth: 8-21-1913, KS. Spouse: Anna Mae Wheeler. Father: Columbus Whitefield Smith. Mother: Alice M Sherri. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

 

Smith, Sarah J: (1836-1904); d. 3-04-1904; w/o J C Smith;  “Mrs Sarah J Smith died at her home in Egypt last Friday noon after years of poor health. Although it was known that she could not live very long, the end came very suddenly and was  a surprise to the whole neighborhood. She was born May 26, 1836 in Holmes Co, Ohio. She married John C Smith on Sept 22, 1856.” (LCT: 3-11-1904)  “Mrs S C Smith. Died: 1904.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger, possible error in initials or another individual); 

 

Smyser, Effie L: (1884-1969); d. 12-16-1969; “mother” (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Smyth, Mary H: (1862-1946); “Mary H Smyth. Died: 9-16-1946.  Birth: 5-04-1862, IL. Spouse: John Smyth. Father: William Harmon. Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Mary H Smyth. Died: Sept 16, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Snook, Edwin:  (1852-1905);  d. 2-04-1905; h/o Mary A; “A monument to be placed over the grave of Edwin Snook, who died at Peach about fifteen months ago, was delivered here and taken to the Orchard Valley cemetery Tuesday by the selling agent, C L Simmons, to be put in place says the Creston News. Mr Snook was one of the prominent citizens of that settlement for many years.”  (LCT: 6-01-1906); “Mr Edwin Snook, one of the best known fruit men of Orchard Valley, died last Friday evening at his home in Peach, after an illness of several weeks. Pneumonia complicated with heart trouble was the immediate cause of death. He had not been a strong man for many years, but was nevertheless very industrious and energetic, accustomed to tax his strength too greatly. His last illness began about Christmas, and since then he had slowly declined until death came. He leaves a wife and 12 children, 4 boys and 8 girls, most of whom are now young men and women. From Lincoln County Times.” (Harrington Citizen: 2-17-1905) (Edit: Apparently with the removal of the cemeteries along the river, the grave of Edwin Snook was moved to the Davenport Cemetery. Minimal records exist on which graves were removed to what new locations.);

 

Snook, Mary A:  (1856-1937); d. 9-16-1937; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);

 

Snyder, Clarence L:  “Clarence L Snyder. Died: 2-12-1949.  Birth: 3-23-1889, MI; Single; Parents: unknown. Buried: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Clarence L Snyder.  Died: Feb 12, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);

 

Snyder, James Wesley:  (1842-1899); b. 5-09-1842; d. 5-29-1899;  “Another old settler passed away and another old soldier answered the last roll call Monday when Jas Snyder, of Egypt, died after a long illness. The deceased has been almost helpless from a stroke of paralysis for some three years, and while his immediate death was not the result of that affliction, his demise was expected at almost any time. Mr Snyder has lived in the county a dozen years. He was a man of probity, a good citizen and a kind and generous neighbor. Those who knew him best speak of him in terms of the highest praise. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served throughout the rebellion. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen of the Oregon jurisdiction, and it was his request that the funeral be conducted by that order. The funeral took place from the ME Church Wednesday. A large representation from the AOUW, a delegation of the members of the GAR, a squad of Battery A, and a large concourse of friends and neighbors followed the remains to the cemetery.” (LCT: 6-02-1899); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74 with full dates);

 

Snyder, Jas.:  (TS viewed in 1974: no dates);

 

Snyder, LeRoy: (1877-1908); d. 1-06-1908;  “Monday last, at Davenport, Roy Snyder and O A Kiester, while engaged in roofing the veterinary hospital of Dr E Rude, were precipitated from a ladder. Snyder was killed instantly and Kiester so badly injured that he was taken to a Spokane hospital. Snyder left a wife and 3 children. He was about 20 years old and carried $2,000 insurance in the AOU. His parents live at Eureka, CA.”  (Citizen: 1-10-1908)  (See probate #1029, Lincoln Co Superior Court, filed in 1908; did not view);

 

Sorensen, Dorothy:  (1910-1996);  “Memorial service for Dorothy M Sorensen was held March 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, with the Rev Marti Montovani and the Rev Dick Avery officiating. This was preceded by a family graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Sorensen, 85, of Spokane died March 5 in Davenport.  She was born Sept 20, 1910, in the Mahoning Township, PA, to Harry and Iva (Rish) Smith.  She attended schools in Oregon and Idaho, graduating from high school in Grangeville, Idaho, in 1928. She worked at several towns in the Northwest, including Creston, where she met Hans L Sorensen. They were married on Oct 11, 1933.  The Sorensens farmed in Creston until 1937, when they moved their family to Davenport. They farmed south of Davenport until 1960, when Hans died.  Dorothy continued to live in Davenport until 1963, when she moved to Spokane. With the exception of a short stay with her sister in Troy, MT, Dorothy resided in Spokane until her death March 5, 1996. Mrs Sorensen is survived by six children, Don Sorensen of Almira, Carl Sorensen of Davenport, Jim Sorensen of Nine Mile Falls, Shirley Gerback of Cascade, Idaho, Karen White of Gig Harbor and Chris Bailey of Spokane; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Maude Morgan of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  3-21-1996);  “Martha Dorotha Sorenson. Died: 3-05-1996. ADA Dorothy M Sorenson. Birth: 9-20-1910. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln County Health death card); 

 

Sorensen, Hans L:  (1894-1960); h/o Dorothy;  “Hans L Sorenson. Died: 2-21-1960. Farmer with fine family.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  “Hans Lehmann Sorensen. Died: 2-21-1960.  Birth: 4-14-1894, Tjarberry, Denmark.  Married: not given. Father: Andrea Sorensen.  Mother: Sofie Fries. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); 

 

Sorensen, Taylor Thomas:  (d. 6-24-1998);  “Taylor Thomas Sorensen was born on June 24 and passed away that same day. Private graveside service was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, with Father Jack Krier officiating. Taylor is survived by his parents, Tom and Jolie Sorensen, and older sister Callie of Davenport; maternal grandparents Bob and Judy Gross of Ritzville; maternal great grandmother Lavina Gross of Ritzville; paternal grandparents Carl and Mary Sorensen of Davenport; and paternal great grandmother Virginia Clark of Moses Lake. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-02-1998)

 

South, Minnie L:  (1894-1963); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)

 

Speer, Muriel Lee:  (1899-1994);  “A memorial service for Muriel Lee Speer, who lived in Davenport as a child, was held July 15 at the Rockwood Retirement Community. She was a resident of Rockwood Retirement Community in Spokane from 1978 until her death on July 12, 1994. She was born Sept 29, 1899 to Maude (Davis) and Harry Lee in Chariton, Iowa, and moved to Davenport at an early age. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Washington State University and settled in Spokane in 1937. She was a teacher in the Spokane School District for 26 years.  She was a member of Daughters of the Nile, Spokane Retired Teachers Association and Westminster Congregational Church in Spokane. She is survived by her son, Robert E Speer of Walnut Creek, CA, and four grandchildren, Justin Speer of Portland, OR, Mallory Speer of Walnut Creek, Alison Miles of Atlanta, GA, and Steven Miles of Pasadena, CA.” (Davenport Times:  7-28-1994);

 

Spees, A E: (d. 1899, infant); “The infant son of A E Speas died last Saturday morning of inflammation of the bowels when only seven days of age.” (LCT: 2-03-1899)

 

Sperry, Fern A Hilts:  (1913-1991);  “Fern Alice Sperry. Died: 5-02-1991. Birth: 8-11-1913, CO.  Widowed. Burial: Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit; born Cripple Creek, CO, w/o Elmer, m/o Lee and Lorin; per family.); 

 

Spilker, Adolph G:  (1891-1969); s/o Chas August and Ottilia;  “Adolph G Spilker. His home was Davenport, WA.  Survived by two daughters, Mrs Jan Warbrick, Lions, MD; Mrs Verle Wagner, Harrington, WA; 4 sons, George Spilker, Medical Lake, WA; Bob and Ernest Spilker, both of Coeur d’Alene, ID; Glen Spilker, LaGrande, OR; one brother, William Spilker, Colbert, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs Emma Sloan, Seattle, WA; Mrs Frank Zeimantz and Mrs Tillie Henning, Spokane; 22 grandchildren; one great grandchild. He was a member of the American Legion and the Zion Lutheran Church, both of Davenport. Funeral services Saturday, Aug 2 at 11 a.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Rev Stanley Williamson officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-01-1969);  (Edit: see also, Spokesman Review of 3-03-1967 for obit of his sister, Mrs Minnie L Drake of Spokane);  “Adolph George Spilker. Died: 7-30-1969. Birth: 4-01-1891, MN.  Widowed. Father: August Charles Spilker. Mother: Otillia Zellmer. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

 

Spilker, August Charles:  (1855-1927); h/o Ottilia; “August Charlie Spilker. Died: 21 April 1927, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 8 April 1855, Westfallen, Germany.  Spouse: Widowed, Otillie E.  Father: Elbert Spilker, born Germany. Mother: unknown, born Germany. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

 

Spilker, Henry A:  (1903-1954); s/o Chas August and Ottilie Spilker;  “Henry Albert Spilker. Died: 8-03-1954. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

 

Spilker, Lona L:  (1899-1962);  “Lona Lillian Spilker. Died: 12-10-1962. Birth: 12-23-1899. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

 

Spilker, Ottilie E Zellmer:  (1864-1918);  “Mrs Ottilia Spilker, a resident of the Big Bend country for the last ten years, died Sunday evening at the home of her son, Adolph Spilker, who lives three miles west of Davenport.” (LCT: 5-07-1918); (Edit: Ottilia Zellmer was born in Posen, Germany, a daughter of August Zellmer Sr and his wife Ernestine Warnke. Ottilia married Charles August Spilker and they had a large family which included: Minnie Spilker McGoveny, Emma Spilker Shultz Sloan, Ottilie Spilker; August Spilker, Antonie Spilker Baxter, Adolph Spilker, Anna Spilker Zeimantz, William Spilker, Henry Spilker and Rosa Spilker, an infant that failed to thrive.) “Ottilie E Spilker. Died: 1918, Davenport, WA. Birth: 1864.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

 

Spilker, Phillip Brian:  (1951-1979);  “Phillip B Spilker. Died: 6-03-1979. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

 

Spining, Charles Edward:  (1893-1979); d. 3-27-1979;   “Charles Edward Spining. Died: 3-27-1979. Birth: 3-28-1893, WA. Spouse: Grace Paul. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

 

Spining, Czarina:  (1831-1913); d. 2-19-1913; w/o Frances; “Mrs Czarina Spinning departed this life at her home in this city yesterday, aged 82 years, 1 month and 5 days. She had been in poor health for some time. She is survived by four sons, two daughters, 29 grandchildren and 11 great grand-children. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) from the Christian Church.” (Dav Tribune: 2-20-1913) “Aged Lady Passes Away.  Mrs Czarina Spinning departed this life at her home in this city yesterday, aged 82 years, 1 month and 5 days. She had been in poor health for some time. She is survived by four sons, two daughters, 29 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 10 o’clock in the forenoon from the Christian Church.” (Dav. Tribune: 2-20-1913);“Howard Spining… His father, Francis D Spining, died in 1879, but his mother, Czarina (Walker) Spining, is living on a farm near Davenport , in her seventy-third year.” (excerpt of Howard Spining, page 386-7 of History of Big Bend-1904) “ Czarina Wa lker Spining. Birth: Jan 14, 1831, Fountain Co, IN. Died: Feb 19, 1913, Davenport , WA . Both of her parents were from Virginia . Francis D (or B) Spining and Czarina Wa lker were married March 9, 1841 in Fountain Co, IN. Czarina is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA in Section 3, Block 83; grave 1. The 1880 Federal Census shows that Czarina was widowed and her family living in Spring Valley, Cherokee Co, Kan s as . By 1900 Czarina and her son Frank were living in Davenport , Lincoln Co, WA. In 1910 Czarina was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Emma and John F Cowen in Carley, Benton Co, WA.” (Submitted by family, Vickie Schmitt)

 

Spining, Della D West:  (1872-1955); d. 5-28-1955; w/o Lee; “Della D Spinning, Mrs Lee Spinning. Died: 5-28-1955. Noble mother of large church family.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  “Della D Spining. Died: 5-28-1955. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit);  “Mrs Lee Spining of Larene fell through the floor of a hay mow one day last week while searching for eggs. She was badly bruised, although not seriously.” (Davenport Times: Sept 18, 1997, 100 Yrs Ago representing LCT: 9-17-1897) “Lee Spining of Lincoln Co; Della West, of Lincoln Co. Marriage: Dec 6, 1891, at Larene, by W O Benadom, M E Minister. Witnesses: J C Bowen and L Furgeson.” (details from Marriage Certificate: Lincoln Co Auditor)

Del la D West Spining. Born July 5, 1872, Riverton , IA ; Died: May 28, 1955, Davenport , WA . Buried beside Lee Spining Sr in Section 2, Block 30, Lot 3, graves 11 & 12.” (submitted by family, Vickie Schmitt)

 

Spining, Donald Lee: See Spinning

 

Spining, Effie B:  (1895-1980);  “Effie Belle Spining. Died: 2-01-1980. Birth: 3-22-1895, WA. Spouse: Never Married. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit);   “Funeral services were held for Davenport native Effie B Spining on Wednesday, Feb 6, under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner of the Davenport Presbyterian Church officiating.  Miss Spining was born in Davenport on March 22, 1885 and died on Feb 1, 1980 in Seattle, WA.  She had graduated from Davenport High School in 1912 and from Cheney Normal School in 1916. Following graduation, she taught at the Bluestem school and during her teaching career had taught in Harrington, Davenport, Kalispell, MT, Spokane and Seattle. Her longest teaching tenure occurred in Spokane, having served that school district from 1924 to 1956. She was principal of both the Jefferson and Adams schools in that city.  She began teaching in Seattle, WA, in 1957 and retired in 1962. She had made her home in Seattle until the time of her death. She was a member of the Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, Seattle; the National Education Association; the Washington Education Association, the Davenport Legion Auxiliary, and the Soroptomist Club of Spokane. Survivors include one brother, Donald Spining of Davenport; two sisters, Lois Spining of Seattle and Mrs Myrtle Lowery of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, Seattle at a later date. She had been active as a deaconess, a choir member and participated in the Fish program of the church. Interment took place at the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 2-07-1980);“Burial in Section 2 Block 25, Lot 2, Grave 6.” (submitted by family, Vickie Schmitt) 

 

Spining, Elsie Lane:  (1895-1997);  “Funeral service for longtime Davenport resident and centenarian Elsie Maria (Lane) Spining will be held today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. Pastor Martha Montovani will officiate.  Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Spining passed away on March 30, 1997 in Davenport. She was 101.  She was born on Sept 18, 1895 to Cyrus B and Francis L (Kennedy) Lane on a farm in the Spring Valley area of Walla Walla. She attended a one-room school for eight grades, then attended Walla Walla High School. During WW II, she was a nurse at Seattle General Hospital. She married Ray Roscoe Spining in 1924. They farmed for many years near Davenport with horses and no electricity. They were known to be an industrious couple. Elsie took flying lessons, but a buzzing of Ray in the field apparently ended this venture.  Though the Spinings had no children, they were very busy with farming and membership in service organizations. Mrs Spining was known as a patriotic and civic-minded person. She was a 50-plus year member of both Bluestem Grange and the Davenport Order of the Eastern Star. She also was a member of the Clinton S Brown American Legion Auxiliary #46 and the Country Home Study Club, and a lifetime member of the Bee Hive Rebekah Lodge #70 of Walla Walla.  Mrs Spining, who was preceded in death by her husband in 1969, is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 4-03-1997);  “Elsie M Spining. Died: 3-30-1997. Birth: 9-18-1895, Walla Walla, WA. Spouse: Widowed. Father: Cyrus Lane. Mother: Frances Kennedy. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

 

Spining, Frank:  (1865-1938); d. 3-06-1938;  (“Frank Spining has sold a quarter section of land one mile east of Davenport to Stroup & Oehlwein for $8,500.” (Citizen: 1-31-1908);“Frank Spining. Birth: Aug 10, 1865, Fountain Co, IN; Died: March 6, 1938, LaGrande , OR . Buried in Mountain View Cemetery , Davenport , WA in Section 3, Block 83, Grave 2.” (Submitted by Family)

 

Spining, Frank E:  (1899-1972);  “Funeral services for Frank E Spining were held Monday at the Davenport Presbyterian Church. The service was under direction of the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating.  Spining was born in Davenport Sept 30, 1899 and died at the Lincoln Hospital following extended hospitalization.  He married Loraine Moats Oct 21, 1923. Spining had lived and worked the major part of his life in this area with the exception of 20 years he spent with the US Navy as a heavy duty mechanic in Anchorage, Alaska. He also worked on the original Coulee Dam project. Survivors include his wife, Loraine; two sons, Thomas of Seattle, and Robert of Miami Beach, FL; two brothers, Ed Spining of Newport and Donald Spining of Davenport; three sisters, Effie Spining, Lois Spining (both of Seattle; and Myrtle Lowery, Davenport. Four grandchildren also survive. Casket bearers for the service were Vern Bumgarner, Everett Boleneus, Vern Badgley, Carl Sorenson, Jerry Janett and Dale Abbott.  Dawna Boleneus was soloist; Jean Green acted as organist for the service.  Spining was buried at the Mountain View Cemetery.” (Dav. Times: 12-07-1972) “Frank Earl Spining. Died: 11-30-1972. Birth: 9-30-1899, WA. Spouse: Lorraine Moats. Father: Lee Spining. Mother: Della West. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); “Former Davenport Man Passes Away in Oregon . Frank Spining, age 72, a former resident of this region, died in a hospital at LaGrande , OR , Sunday, following a long illness. The body was brought to Davenport Tuesday and funeral services for Mr. Spining will be held at the Presbyterian church here at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev Lee Knoll officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery .  Mr. Spining was born in Fountain County , Indiana , Aug 10, 1865. He was a pioneer resident of this region and later was in Idaho for many years. He is survived by three brothers, Lee Spining, Davenport farmer, who was called to LaGrande last week by his brother’s illness. Howard Spining, pioneer Lincoln County newspaper publisher, who now lives in southern California , and William Spining, Montana farmer.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 3-10-1938) “Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church here last Thursday afternoon for Frank Spining, age 72, pioneer resident of this region, who died in a hospital at LaGrande , OR , March 6. The Rev Lee Knoll officiated, Thursday, and a quartet, Mrs .Carl Horn, Mrs. Lloyd B. Peffley, J D McCallum and R B Shaw, and accompanied by Miss Cleo Fry. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery . Pall bearers were Ed Spining and Don Spining, Newport, Frank Spining, Electric City, Ray Spining and Don Spining, Davenport, all nephews of the deceased, J E Furgeson and Charles Moss.” ( Davenport Times-Tribune:  3-17-1938)  “Frank and Lorraine Spining were buried in Section 2 Block 45 ½, Lot 2, Graves 5 & 6.” (submitted by family, Vickie Schmitt) 

 

Spining, Lee: (1868-1947); d. 4-22-1947; “Funeral services are to be held at the Presbyterian Church here at 2 p.m. Friday for Lee Spining, age 78, early pioneer farmer in this area, who died at his home Tuesday after failing in  health for several months. The Rev Lee Knoll will officiate and arrangements are by the Bumgarner Funeral Home.  A native of Indiana, he came to this region during the late ‘80s and farmed most of the time until recent years, when he moved to town.  Survivors are his widow, Mrs Della Spining, at the home; three daughters, Effie Spining, Spokane teacher; Mrs Myrtle Lowary, Davenport; Lois Spining, Seattle teacher; four sons, State Highway Patrolman C E Spining, Newport; Ray Spining and Don Spining, Davenport farmers, and Frank Spining, Fairbanks, Alaska.” (Davenport Times:  4-24-1947); “Lee Spining. Died: April 22, 1947.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Lee Spinning. Died: Apr 22, 1947.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  “Lee Spinning. Died: 4-22-1947. Birth: 11-29-1868, Indiana. Spouse: Della Spinning. Father: Frances Spinning. Mother: Czarina Walker. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Lightning struck Lee Spinning’s house in Davenport during the thunder storm of the 15th. Fortunately  no one was home at the time else the results might have been serious as much damage was done the residence.” (Citizen: 7-26-1907);

 

Spining, Lois L:  (1905-1991);  “Graveside service for Lois L Spining of Seattle was held Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. She passed away March 7 in Seattle at the age of 86.  Retired Seattle school teacher and member of the Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, she is survived by her sister, Myrtle Lowary, and brother, Don Spining, both of Davenport. She is also survived by three nieces. She was born Feb 24, 1905, in Davenport. She attended school in Davenport and earned her teaching degree at Cheney Normal School.  Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle handled the arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 3-14-1991);  “Lois L Spinning. Died: 3-07-1991. Birth: 2-25-1905, WA. Burial: Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

 

Spining, Loraine E Moats:  (1901-1998);  );  “Loraine E Robinson. Died: Aug 24, 1998. Birth: Aug 20, 1901, IL.  Spouse: Widowed, name not given.  Father:  Sam Moats. Mother: Lyda Pruvehre. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card);  );  “Graveside service for Davenport’s Loraine E Robinson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev Martha Montovani officiating.  Mrs Robinson will lie-in-state from 10 a.m. to noon at Strate Funeral Home. Mrs Robinson, 87, passed away Monday in Davenport. Born Aug 20, 1901, to Same and Lyda (Puvier) Moats in Illinois, she moved to Davenport with her family at a young age and attended school here. She married Frank Spining and the two traveled following his construction business. Her husband worked in Canada and Alaska on the construction of the Al-Can Highway. They later lived in Electric City, where Mr Spining worked on Grand Coulee Dam. They returned to Davenport in the mid-1950s. Mrs Robinson was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Davenport’s First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one sister, Margaret Bumgardner of Puyallup, WA; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Frank Spining and Henry Robinson; two sons, Bob and Tom Spining; one sister, Letty Hansen; and one brother, Howard Moats. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  8-27-1998)

 

Spining, Ray Roscoe:  (1897-1969);  h/o Elsie;  “Ray Spinning. Died: 10-16-1969. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit);Roy R Spinning.—His home, Davenport, WA. Survived by his wife, Elsie Spinning, at the home; three brothers, Ed Spinning, Newport, WA, Frank and Don Spinning, both of Davenport, WA; three sisters, Mrs Myrtle Lowary, Davenport, WA; Effie and Lois Spinning, both of Seattle. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Acacia Lodge No. 58 F & AM, Davenport; Chapter No. 25 RAM, Eastern Star No. 131; American Legion Post No. 36, all of Davenport, WA; El Katif Shrine, Spokane; Knights of Pythias, Olympia, WA. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct 20, 11 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, WA, Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 10-21-1969) 

 

Spining, Thomas L: (1930-1975);  “Graveside services were held for Mr Thomas L Spining last Monday at the Mt View Cemetery  under direction of the Strate Funeral Home, with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Mr Spining was born in Davenport on Dec 16, 1930, the son of Mr and Mrs Frank Spining. His elementary schooling was completed in Davenport. The family moved to Fairbanks, AK, where Mr Spining completed his high school work. He had been in residence in Seattle for the six years preceding his death. Prior to his death, he had requested that his body  be donated to the University of Washington school of medicine for the purpose of research. He had married Mary Ellen Bellenger on Jan 24, 1969. She pre-deceased him. A memorial service was held for him at First Presbyterian Church, Puyallup, WA at the time of his death. Survivors include his mother, Mrs Loraine Spining of Davenport; one brother, Robert Spining of Miami, FL and numerous aunts and uncles.” (Davenport Times: 5-12-1977); 

 

Spining, William: (1873-1953);  “William Spinning. Died: July 10, 1953.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “William Spinning. Died: 7-10-1953.  Uncle of Ray and Don. Shipped here from Montana.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  “William Spinning. Died: 7-10-1953. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln County Health burial permit); 

 

Spinning, Donald Lee:  (1912-1994);  “Donald Lee Spinning. Died: 7-09-1994. Birth: 5-01-1912, WA. Spouse: Louise Kahse. Father: Lee Spinning. Mother: Della West. Burial: Mt View Cemetery.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Funeral service for longtime Davenport resident Donald Spinning was held Wednesday this week at the First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. The Rev Ervin Rymes officiated. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mr Spinning died July 9, 1994 in Davenport. He was 82.  He was born on a farm north of Davenport to Lee and Della Spinning on May 1, 1912. He attended elementary school at Deep Creek and graduated from Davenport High School in 1930.  From there, he attended Northwest Business College in Spokane. He became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport on April 17, 1927. He occasionally served on the board of trustees, contributing time and energy to the maintenance of church facilities. On Feb 27, 1936, he married Louise Kahse. They farmed and ranched in the Davenport area for many years, retiring in 1977.  Mr Spinning was a  member of the Cattlemen’s Association and Collection Point, a group for marketing cattle. He was a past patron of Eastern Star and a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He was a longtime member of the Lincoln County Historical Society and volunteered work on the museum grounds. He also helped maintain the grounds at the 100-year-old Kahse Park in Davenport.  He enjoyed elk hunting and fishing with his friends. Mr Spinning is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise, at the home in Davenport, and three nieces. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-14-1994); 

 

Spinning, Louise K.:  (1909-2011); “Louise K Spinning. Memorial service for Louise K Spinning, 102, of Davenport , is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov 17, at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport , following a 10 a.m. graveside interment at Mountain View Cemetery . The Rev Ted Broadway will officiate.  Mrs. Spinning died Nov 12 in Davenport in the same house where she was born April 23, 1909, to Henry and Augusta (Dreger) Kahse.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Davenport , Alpha Omega Phi Sorority at Washington State University , study club, and was a founder of the Lincoln County H istorical Society. She enjoyed fishing and being a farmer’s wife.  Her parents, sister Minn ie Wells, and husband Don Spinning (in 1994) preceded her in death. She leaves several nieces and friends. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport .” ( Davenport Times: 11-17-2011)

 

Sprowls, Fremont:  (1857-1926); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)

 

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Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA submitted

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