Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Tanner, Caroline:  (1868-1942);  “Caroline Tanner. Died: April 8, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Tanner, Michael:  (1863-1929);  “Michael Tanner. Dated:  Jan 17, 1929.”  (Acacia Lodge Index);  (Edit: Mike Tanner’s brother, Chris Tanner, died at his home in Mondovi, Wisconsin in March 1910. Chris was last out to WA to visit in 1905.); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Mrs Caroline Tanner, of Davenport, administratrix of the estate of Michael Tanner, deceased, has filed her final report and petition for distribution of the estate. Hearing will be heard on her petition Sept 18.” (Citizen: 8-23-1929) 


Tanner, Raymond:  (1897-1918); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Tarbert, Elmore: (unconfirmed) “Elmore Tarbert. Dated: 4-08-1954. Father of fine church member family.” (Presbyterian Funeral Ledger; no indication of burial)


Tarbert, Philip D:  (1904-1981);  “Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 28, for Phil Tarbert, lifetime resident of the Reardan-Davenport area, who died in Davenport on Nov 25, 1981 at the age of 77.  Funeral services were held at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home here with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Interment was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Tarbert was born May 14, 1904 in Reardan where his family farmed before moving to Davenport. He was a member of the IOOF and Rebekah Lodge as well as the Davenport Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, at the home here; one son, Bob Tarbert, Davenport; three daughters, Mrs Charles (Peggy) Weitz of Aloha, OR, Mrs Curt (Betty) Chumbley of Spokane, Mrs Adam (Phyllis) Marz of Reardan; two sisters, Marion Houtt of Spokane, Avis Covlin of Scappoose, OR; 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.”  (Davenport Times:  12-03-1981); 


Tarbert, Ruth M: (1912-1999);  “Ruth Tarbert, formerly of Davenport, passed away July 12, 1999 in Spokane. She was 87.  Ruth was born March 22, 1912, in Cheney to Ross and Dora (Hendricks) Green. On Sept 17, 1931, she married Phillip Tarbert. Ruth was a homemaker and also a member of Rebekah Lodge and First Presbyterian Church of Davenport.  Mrs Tarbert is survived by four children, Peggy and husband Charles Weitz of Aloha, OR; Betty and husband Curtis Chumbley of Spokane; Bob and wife Patty Tarbert of Davenport; and Phyllis and husband Adam Marz of Reardan; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Edna Reitmeier of Cheney, Allene Green of Davenport; and Fay Hruska of Mercer Island; two brothers, Wesley Green of Davenport and Dale Green of Curlew, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs Tarbert was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Phillip Tarbert, in 1981, as well as by a sister and a brother.  Funeral service will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with Pastor Carolyn Krupke officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-15-1999)  “Marriage licenses were issed to the following by the Lincoln County Auditor during the past week: Phil Tarbert and Ruth Green, both of Davenport; …” (excerpt Citizen: 9-25-1931)


Taylor, Ada Catharine Garland:  (1910-1989);  “Funeral services will be held today, Nov 2, at 9 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Ada C Taylor.  Mrs Taylor was 89.  Father John Sand will officiate.  Mrs Taylor was born on a wheat farm in Skiddy, Kansas. She graduated from St Mary’s cathedral in Wichita, Kansas. She was married there on July 23, 1932 to Richard Preston Taylor. They lived there until 1967 and then moved to the Los Angeles area and finally to Davenport in 1971.  Ada Taylor devoted her life to her husband, Preston, and her family. She had nine children, 30 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, James Preston Taylor, and two grandchildren. Mrs Taylor died Oct 29, 1989 at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 11-02-1989); 


Taylor, baby:  “Baby Taylor. Died: July 30, 1896, aged 10 mos.; born and died at Davenport, WA, Cause: Cholus Infantum. Father: George Taylor.” (Lincoln County Auditor death return #57); 


Taylor, Benjamin: (1831-1890); Civil War; “Benjamin Taylor. #132, Filed 6 Jan 1891, estate. Died: 22 Sept 1890 in Lincoln County, leaving 3 children. Della Heid, 26, wife of John Heid, of Larene; Ida Taylor, 16, Eda Taylor, 11; (ages as of 9-25-1890); Undertaker:  Dr T Sullivan; coffin, $68, grave $5, Digging: $5. Property located in Sec 7 Twp 26 R 37.”  (Notes from Lincoln Co Superior Court Probate File #132); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Taylor, James Preston:  (1942-1983); d. 10-04-1983;  s/o Richard Preston Taylor and his wife Ada Catharine;  “James P Taylor, 41, Harrington, died Tuesday in Davenport of a heart attack. He was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, served two years in the US Army and toured 18 months in Germany. Taylor also spent 11 years in the Army National Guard. He married Bonita Louise Derringer in July 1965, and they moved to Harrington in September 1978 where he worked for A & D Fabricating and also for the Town of Harrington.  Taylor is survived by his wife; two sons, James Alan and Chad Dean Taylor at home; three daughters, April Dawn, Jamie Ann and Susan Larea Taylor at home; his parents, R Preston and Ada C Taylor, Davenport; four brothers, Richard, Davenport; Paul, Oceanside, CA; Ronald, Harrington; and Phillip, Tacoma; four sisters, Anna C Koerner, Wichita; Rose M Kuhlman, Wichita; Barbara J Tucker, Harrington; and Mary K Hardung, Davenport; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Strate Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt View Cemetery.”  (Davenport Times:  10-06-1983) 


Taylor, Jonnie R:  (d. 9-05-1905); Aged: 11 mos 25 days; s/o JR & ME; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Taylor, Richard Preston:  (1911-1990);  “Richard Preston Taylor of Davenport died March 17, 1990 in Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center. Mr Taylor married Ada Garland of Wichita, Kansas on July 23, ___2. He spent many years in the 1940s and 1950s as a recycler. During WW II, he worked at ___ Air Craft in Wichita as a technical draftsman. He created the US Navy Construction Battalion Busy Bee Logo. Mr Taylor lived in Ontario, California in the 1960s and worked as a draftsman on the DC 10 aircraft for Douglas Aircraft Corporation.  IN 1971, he moved to Davenport and started Davenport Iron & Metal which he operated until 1978. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, Richard Taylor of Coulee Dam, Paul Taylor of Oceanside, Ronald Taylor of Tacoma, and Phillip Taylor of Kent; four daughters, Ann Koerner and Rose Kuhlman, both of Wichita, Barbara Tucker of Clairmont, CA, and Mary Hardung, of Spokane; 77 grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Don Taylor and Leroy Taylor; and  a sister, Dorothy Dank.  He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, James; a sister, Marie, and a brother, Robert. A Rosary and Mass were offered March 21 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Davenport. Father John Sand officiated. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport. Strate Funeral Home was in in charge.”  (Davenport Times:  3-29-1990; missing due to binding); 


Teel, Chester W:  (1899-1978);  h/o Lillie;  “Funeral services for life-long resident Chester W Teel were held at the Davenport Presbyterian Church last Monday under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, with the Rev Roger V Muisiner officiating.  Teel was born in Larene, just north of Davenport, on June 16, 1899 and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home on Thursday, July 6, 1978.  He had attended local schools as a youngster and in addition had taken courses at Kinman Business College in Spokane and had also taken courses at Washington State University.  On Nov 28, 1924, Mr Teel married Lilly Robinson in Wenatchee, WA. His life-long  vocation was farming. In addition, during the Depression years, he had been employed as a mechanic for the school district. Following his retirement in 1962, he made his home in Davenport.  Teel was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church and had served as an elder of that church. He had served as director for the Davenport Community Grange.  Survivors include his wife, Lilly of Davenport; three sons, James and Richard of Davenport; and Daryl of Portland, OR; one daughter, Mrs Henry (Dorothy) Waelti of Pullman, WA; four grandsons, and seven granddaughters, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Interment occurred at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  7-13-1978); 


Teel, Henry W: (1847-1927); “Henry Teel, 79, pioneer resident of the Davenport district died Sunday afternoon at his home north of Davenport. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Tuesday, the Rev W L Killian officiating. Mr Teel came to Walla Walla in 1854 and to Davenport in 1886. He lived here two years, then settled on a farm. He had lived on his present farm 38 years. He is survived by five children, Mrs Walter Beiler, Davenport; Mrs Rudolph Scharff, Rocklyn; Alfred H Teel, at Harrington; Walter Teel, Troy, Oregon, and Chester Teel of Davenport. Mr Teel was born in Illinois in 1847 and came west to McMinnville, Oregon, crossing the plains on this journey in 1854. He was a member of the Methodist Church...” (Citizen: 1-07-1927) “Henry Teel. Died: Jan 4, 1927.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);


Teel, Lillie B Robinson: (1903-1994);  “Funeral service for lifelong Davenport area resident Lillie B Teel was held on Friday, June 24, at the Davenport Presbyterian Church, with the Rev Ervin Rymes officiating.  Mrs Teel, 90, died June 19, 1994.  She was born Sept 12, 1903, near Bluestem to James E and Carolina W (Mecklenburg) Robinson, an early pioneer family of this area. The Davenport High School graduate attended Cheney Normal School (now EWU), where she received her teaching degree.  She taught at area schools, including Camp (Crab Creek) and Larene.  Mrs Teel was a 65-year member of Community Grange, and a 76 year member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church. She also served as a 4-H leader and was a member of the Davenport Homemakers Club. Mrs Teel is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Bernita Teel of Davenport, Richard and Barbara Teel of Davenport, and Darrel and Shannon Teel of Oregon City, OR; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Henry Waelti of Pullman; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Chester Teel, in 1978, and by 8 brothers and sisters.” (Davenport Times: 6-30-1994); 


Teel, Margaret J: (1861-1943);  “Margaret Jane Teel. Dated: Sept 5, 1943.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Mrs H W Teel. Died: Sept 5, 1943.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); 


Teel, Owen Joseph: (1895-1896); d. 8-29-1896; “Mr and Mrs H W Teel’s little infant child, Owen, aged a little over a year, died last Saturday morning from cholera infantum, after a short illness, and was buried Sunday, Rev E A Walker conducting the funeral services from the Presbyterian church.” (LCT: 9-04-1896);


Teel, Vester George:  (1905-1918); d. 3-07-1918; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Telecky, Cecil A: (1928-1995); d. 6-11-1995;  “Funeral service for Cecil A Telecky of Davenport was held here Wednesday this week at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Falk officiating. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr Telecky died Sunday in Davenport.  Mr Telecky was a 1946 graduate of Ritzville High School and attended Whitworth and EWU. He was a member of Bluestem Grange, Edwall Lions Club and the American Legion of Davenport. He was a former member of the board of directors for Edwall Chemical and the Edwall School Board. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  Mr Telecky also was an avid sports fan.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years at the home, Joyce Telecky; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Roberta Telecky of Davenport; one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dennis Hollis of Kennewick; four grandchildren, Travis and Ashley Telecky of Davenport, and Colleen and Diane Hollis of Kennewick; one sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Ray Soularie of Bothell; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Winston and Jane Davis of Spokane, Clyde and Mae Telecky of Ritzville, Russ and Shirley Telecky of Ritzville, and Stan and Emily Telecky of Central Point, OR; one sister-in-law, Kay Millard of Castle Rock, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  6-15-1995) 


Telford, Ellen Melville:  (1858-1912); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Telford, Robert H: (1852-1924);  (See also: History of Big Bend. “Robert Telford was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland, on the old Telford homestead which was also the birth place of his fathers for many generations. The date of Mr Telford’s birth was March 24, 1852. His father was Maxwell Telford. His mother was Grace Douglas (Hall) Telford.  Robert Telford is a member of a family originally comprising seven children, only four of whom are now living: Mrs Ellen Winthrop, Robert, Maxwell, and Joseph.  In 1870 he came to the United States with his parents, settling at Great Falls, NH. He spent five years I Canada, and while there was married Dec 26, 1877 to Jane Crawford, who died in Dakota on March 19, 1877, leaving the husband and two children, Maxwell H and John C.  Mr Telford was married a second time, to Ellen Melville, daughter of Adam and Isabella (Ferguson) Melville.  They have four children: William Wallace, Grace Douglas, Maggie M and Ellen Isabella.” (excerpt of History of Big Bend, 1904); 


Tess, Hannah E:  (1899-1978); “Final rites for Hannah Tess brought several families in the community together with out-of-town relatives and friends in Davenport on Friday. Following the services, people met at the Assembly of God Church social rooms. Mrs Tess was a member of the Bachenhus family, pioneers in the Rocklyn community. Leonard and Hannah, daughters Joanne and Donna Jean, farmed on what is now the Kenneth Haines place. Mrs Tess moved to Davenport following her husband’s death to spend time with her daughter’s families, the Dormaiers in Hartline, off and on.”  (Davenport Times:  4-27-1978); 


Tess, Leonard O: (1895-1953);  “Funeral services were held from the Gospel Tabernacle Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for Leonard O Tess, 58, who died Aug 4 at the veterans hospital in Seattle. The Rev Harris Shane of Newport officiated at the rite assisted by the Rev Frank R Schneider of Davenport. The pall bearers were Phil Henderson, George Kitt, Richard Hardy, Fred W Magin, Mr Stone of Wilbur and Mr Dormaier of Hartline. Leonard O Tess was born in Almond, WI, June 14, 1895. He came with his parents to Spokane at the age of twelve. In 1921 he married Hannah E Bakenhus at Harrington. He was a veteran of WW I and served in France and Belgium. He is survived by his widow in the home at Davenport; his mother, Mrs Anna M Tess, Deer Lake; two daughters, Mrs Joanne Dormaier and Mrs Donna Jean Dormaier, at Hartline and Mold, WA; five sisters, Mrs Merl Wilson, Seattle; Mrs W E Turner, Alderwood Manor, and Mrs Clark Byers, Mrs Cecil Caldwell and Mrs Bert Haynie, all of Spokane, and two brothers, F J Tess, Tucson, AZ, and Robert D Tess, Spokane.” (Citizen: 4 Aug 1953)  “Leonard Tess. Dated: Aug 4, 1953.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); 


Teter, Abbie McLellan: (1879-1921); “Mrs F B Teter, wife of State Representative Teter of Davenport, died this week at their home and was buried in the Davenport Cemetery.” (Citizen: 3-04-1921) “Abbie Teter. Died: Feb. of 1921.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);  “Groom: Fred B Teter. Bride: Abbie J McLellan. Officiant: Herbert T Thomson, Minister of the Gospel. License Dated: 8th July 1901. Marriage: 9th day of July 1901. Witnesses: H H McMillan. Bell Steele.” (details from Certificate of Marriage: U465; Lincoln Co Auditor);


Teter, Dorothy: (1904-1921);  “Dorotha Teter. Died: Dec. 1921.”  (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Teter, Fred B:  (1873-1922);  “F B Teter. Died: June 7, 1922.” (Davenport Presbyterian Funeral Ledger);  {Edit: “Boyd M Teter, the son of a blind doctor who was one of Davenport’s pioneers, Dr Frederick Teter, died recently at the age of 70.  Teter was divisional manager of Sherwin Williams Co and had retired from that position. He is survived by his wife, Anita of Mercer Island, WA; a son, William B Teter of Long Beach, CA; two stepchildren, Patricia L Fletcher of San Diego, CA, and Howard A Giffen, Jr, of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.” (Davenport Times:  9-23-1982)} "Dr Fred Teter of Davenport died Wednesday of last week after a year's illness of tuberculosis. The doctor was blind for years and was a man of noble character. His death is a loss to Lincoln County and to the state as well. The funeral services were held Saturday the ceremony being in charge of the Knights of Pythias." (Citizen: 6-16-1922)


Teter, Margaret Rebecca:  (1914-1916);  “Little Margaret Rebekah Teter, age one year seven months and 29 days, youngest daughter of Dr and Mrs F B Teter, died last Sunday afternoon from bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning…and one at the graveside at Mt View Cemetery.” (D Tribune: 5-05-1916)


Teter, Sabina Carney: (d. 2-17-1912); Aged: 71 yrs 2 mos 12 days;  “Sabina Teeter. Died: Feb 17, 1912.”  (Davenport Methodist Ledgers);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thiringer surname: (Edit: Wm’s brother, Dr Henry M Thiringer was buried in Spokane Memorial Gardens in 2000; See also Davenport Times: 8-15-1985, ‘Thiringer Family Reunion Draws 63 People to City. See also the obit of Paul Jacob Thiringer, who died April 23, 1998 in Roseburg, OR. Obit of Mathias Thiringer appears in DT: 10-16-1980 with burial at Egypt).


Thiringer, Hilda D:  (1916-2004);  “Funeral for Hilda D Thiringer, 87, of Davenport, was Monday, March 29, at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating.  Concluding service and vault interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Thiringer died March 23, 2004, in Davenport.  She belonged to Zion Lutheran Church, Royal Neighbors and the North Star Grange. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, cooking and ‘being everyone’s grandma’.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1985; a brother and four sisters.  She leaves three daughters, Norma (and Jim) McKerlie of Spokane, JoAnne (and Bob) Buck of Davenport, and Mary Gamble of Davenport; a sister, Claire VanBuren of Davenport; three brothers-in-law, Carl Thiringer of Spokane, Edwin Thiringer of Portland, OR, and Bob Luiten of Davenport; three sisters-in-law, Freida Graham of Davenport, Della Stewart of Seattle and Beulah Reinbold of Davenport; seven grandchildren, Tracy Downs, TyAnn Bennett, Ron Hollis, Dawn Hollis-Glick, Cory Hollis, Troy Morgan and Sandy Morgan; several step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home handled arrangements.”  (Davenport Times:  4-01-2004);  {Per the Reinbold Genealogy, Hilda Reinbold was the sixth child born to Gottlieb and his wife Louise Holzer Reinbold.}


Thiringer, Theresa:  “Theresa Thiringer. Died: 2 Jan 1934, Davenport, WA. Birth: 19 Jan 1882, Austro-Hungarian Empire. Spouse: Mathias Thiringer. Father: Andrew Unger, born Austro-Hungarian Empire. Mother: Theresa Bower, born Austro-Hungarian Empire. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Thiringer, William A: (1909-1985); d. 11-25-1985;  {Per Reinbold Genealogy, William A Thiringer was born 9-20-1909 and married Hilda Reinbold. Bill and Hilda’s children were: Norma, Joanne and Mary Lynn.} “Funeral services for William Andrew Thiringer,76, start at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov 29 (sic) in the Zion Lutheran Church  in Davenport.  Interment at the Mt View Cemetery in Davenport follows the ceremony.  Mr Thiringer died Monday, Nov 25, 1985 in Davenport.  Pastor Stanley Williamsen of the Zion Lutheran Church officiated the morning service. Pall bearers include Dr Henry Thiringer, Hans Thiringer, Paul Thiringer, Edwin Thiringer, Carl Thiringer and Herman Reinbold.  Ruth Kuykendall serves as organist for the funeral service, with Elaine Maskenthine as the soloist.  Songs planned for the service include ‘One Day At A Time’ and ‘Softly and Tenderly’.  Mr Thiringer was born on Sept 20, 1909 in Traer, Kansas. At the age of 5 years old, he moved with his parents, two sisters and a brother to Rocklyn, WA.  Later, he and his parents and family moved to the Egypt, WA area, north of Davenport, where the Thiringers made their home.  He attended school in the Egypt area, and later worked for farmers in that vicinity. For a time he picked apples during the fall at Chelan, WA.  On Jan 1, 1936, Mr Thiringer married Hilda Reinbold in a double wedding ceremony with Esther Krueger and the late Adolph Reinbold. The Thiringers would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this January.  The Thiringers farmed grain in the Egypt country for several years, and then moved and dairy farmed in the Spokane Valley.  Later, they moved back to Davenport and purchased Buck’s Dairy, from where Mr Thiringer then supplied Davenport with milk. Mr Thiringer also worked for the Washington State Highway Dept. for a time.  He and his wife, Hilda, raised three daughters:  Norma McKerlie of Spokane, Joanne Buck of Davenport, and Mary Gamble, also of Davenport.  Survivors include his wife, Hilda; his three daughters; and 5 sisters—Theresa Reinbold, Susan Slater and Nellie Coleman, of Davenport; Frieda Graham of Harrington and Della Stewart of Seattle.  Other  survivors include five brothers: Hans Thiringer, of Spokane; Edwin Thiringer of  Portland, OR; Paul Thiringer, of Roseburg, OR, and Carl Thiringer of Davenport. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.”  (Davenport Times:  11-27-1985)  “William Andrew Thiringer. Died: 11-25-1985, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Married: Hilda Reinbold. Father: Mathew Thiringer. Mother: Theresia Unger. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Thomas, Abraham J: (1859-1949); d. 8-10-1949;  “Abraham Thomas. Dated: Aug 10, 1949.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “A J Thomas. Died: Aug 12, 1949.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)

 “Abraham J Thomas. Died: 8-10-1949. Birth: 10-08-1859,Maryland.  Married. Father: Joseph Thomas. Mother: unobtainable. Burial: (not shown).” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Abram J Thomas was born October 8, 1859, in Washington County, Maryland, and now lives on a farm three miles south of Davenport.  His father was Josiah Thomas, and is mentioned in another portion of this work. The elder Thomas, in about the year 1860, removed to Keedysville, Maryland, where he was a prominent man, and held many city offices, among which was the office of mayor. He was engaged in the butchering business there. He died about seven years ago at the age of sixty-eight, and the mother Mary C (Deaner) Thomas, died in May, 1903, aged seventy years.  Mr Thomas was born on a farm but grew to maturity in the town above mentioned, where he received a grammar school education and learned the trade of painter. He followed his trade about four years, and in the spring of 1882 came to Sacramento, CA, and from that city to Woodland, where he worked for hire in a vineyard until the spring of 1887, when he came to Lincoln County, Washington, and purchased a half interest in the stock business of his brother George. He then returned to California and rented a vineyard, returned to Lincoln County in 1889, and in August of that year he purchased his present home comprising eight hundred and fifty-nine acres of land. However, he rented his farm and continued in the grape business until 1897. While in California he was deputy assessor of Yolo County for seven years.  In June, 1901, he brought his family to Lincoln County and assumed the management of his farm, since which time he has been engaged successfully in farming and raising stock. He has excellent farm buildings, including one of the best residences in the county, and his improvements are all modern and up-to-date in every particular.  Besides his real estate here, he owns a first class house, a barn and three lots in the city of Woodland, California.  On Nov 11, 1891, Mr Thomas was married to Alice Sharpnack, a native of Yolo County, CA, born near Woodland, Sept 25, 1863. She is the daughter of George M and Sarah A (Stocks) Sharpnack, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Kentucky.  Her father came to the state of California about the time of the first gold excitement, and was one of the earliest pioneers of Yolo County. He died in 1886, aged fifty-nine years. Mrs Sharpnack came to the state when a girl and died there aged fifty-nine, in 1900.  The brothers and sisters of Mrs Thomas are, Mrs Frances M Clousen, John, Mrs Lenore Pearl, and Henry, all now living in California.  To Mr and Mrs Thomas have been born two children; Olo Vane, on Nov 4, 1892; and Althe J on Oct 22, 1894. Mr Thomas holds membership in the Foresters lodge, in Woodland, California.” (History of Big Bend-1904; page 345)


Thomas, Alice:  (1863-1950); d. 3-18-1950;  “Alice S Thomas. Dated: March 18, 1950.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“On Nov 11, 1891, Mr Thomas was married to Alice Sharpnack, a native of Yolo County, CA, born near Woodland, Sept 25, 1863. She is the daughter of George M and Sarah A (Stocks) Sharpnack, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Kentucky . Her father came to the state of California about the time of the first gold excitement, and was one of the earliest pioneers of Yolo County . He died in 1886, aged fifty-nine years. Mrs Sharpnack came to the state when a girl and died there aged fifty-nine, in 1900.  The brothers and sisters of Mrs Thomas are, Mrs Frances M Clousen, John, Mrs Lenore Pearl, and Henry, all now living in California.”  (excerpt History of Big Bend)


Thomas, Anna M: (1860-1956); w/o Ben A; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thomas, Ben A: (1856-1929); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Benjeham Arkison Thomas. Died: 23 Nov 1929, Davenport, WA . Birth: 8 Feb 1855, Iowa. Spouse: Anna M.  Father: John Thomas. Mother: Anna Young, born NE. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery , Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thomas, Ethel E:  (1896-1990); “A graveside service was held Aug 10 at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport for Ethel Thomas, who died here Aug 3. She was 93.  Mrs Thomas was born Oct 19, 1896, near Moscow, WA, which is now known as Bluestem. As a child, her family traveled by covered wagon to a new farm near Sand Flats.  A graduate of Davenport High School, she married Vane Thomas Nov 8, 1916, at her grandmother’s house in Davenport.  The couple was married until Vane’s death nearly 70 years later.  Received as a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church in 1934 by baptism and confession of faith, Mrs Thomas participated in the Women’s Fellowship of the Church and the Christian Endeavor Youth Work.  Mrs Thomas loved gardening, canning and fishing.  Mrs Thomas is survived by one sister, Cora Phillips of Buckley, WA, a son, Orwin Thomas of Wildwood, FL, a daughter, Lois Harris of Spokane; 5 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were made through Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.” (Dav. Times: 8-16-1990) “Ethel Eloise Thomas. Died: 8-02-1990. Birth: 10-19-1896, WA. Widowed. Father: Marion Thompson. Mother: Jennie Long. Burial: Mt View Cemetery , Davenport , WA .” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thomas, George W:  (1855-1940);  “George W Thomas. Dated: Aug 5, 1940.” (Acacia Lodge Funeral Index);  “George W Thomas. Dated: Aug 5, 1940.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (See also History of Big Bend. He was born Feb 22, 1855 in Washington County, Maryland. At age 21 he moved to Woodland, CA for three years. In 1880 he made his trek from San Francisco to Portland, OR, to Walla Walla and later to Lincoln County where he filed for a homestead. See pages 346-7); ‘George W Thomas has leased his farm south of Davenport to Frank Brooks of Reardan. Mr Thomsa has moved to his ranch on the Spokane River.”  (Odessa Record: 10-22-1926)


Thomas, Infant:  (d. 1896);  “The little three months’ old daughter of Mr and Mrs George Thomas died suddenly Thursday morning as they were coming into town with it. The little one suddenly expired just opposite Mr Reedy’s place, where it was taken to and from which place the funeral will take place Friday.” (LCT:  9-04-1896)


Thomas, Infant:  (d. 1896);   “Baby Thomas. Died: Sept 3, 1896. Age: 3 months. Male, white. Place of death: Davenport, 5 miles south. Cause: Cholera infantum. Birthplace: country. Residence: country. Father: Henry Thomas. Dated at Davenport, WA, this 3 day of Sept 1896. H J Whitney, MD.” (Death Return: 0068; Lincoln Co Auditor)


Thomas, Mary C:  (1894-1894); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thomas, Mary E;  (1866-1952);  “Mrs Mary E Thomas, 85, one of Davenport’s oldest pioneers who has given more than $100,000 in the last decade to civic and community enterprises, died at her home Saturday evening.  She had been in failing health for some time and returned home only recently after six weeks in a hospital. Funeral services were held Monday in the Davenport Presbyterian Church and interment was in the cemetery there. Mrs Thomas was the principal donor and contributed some $60,000 to the building of the Davenport Masonic temple in 1948. She also contributed substantial sums to the Davenport Presbyterian church and women’s association, Whitworth College, Davenport Memorial hall and the education fund of the Eastern Star. In her will she left considerable amounts to most of these, also the Mountain View Cemetery. She was born in Goodyears Bar, California, and went to Davenport in 1885. She was married tin 1890 to George H (sic) Thomas who died in 1940. She is a past matron of the Eastern Star and an honorary member of Soroptimist club. A sister, Mrs Rachael Kirkpatrick, Pendleton, OR, and two brothers, A P Hobby, Oroville, CA, and Fred Hobby, Pendleton, survive.” (Citizen: 8-29-1952) “Mary E Thomas. Dated: August 22, 1952.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  “Mrs Mary E Thomas. Died: 8-22-1952.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);


Thomas, O Vane:  (1892-1986); “Olo Vane Thomas. Died: 1-17-1986, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Ethel Thomas. Father: Abram Jacob Thomas. Mother: Alice Sharpnack. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, A J:  (d. 1-28-1891); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Clara: (1903-2001) “Graveside service for Clara Thompson, 98, was Nov 5 at Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating.  Mrs Thompson, who  had owned and operated two motels in Davenport, died Oct 1.  Born Oct 28, 1903 in Bymum, Montana, to George and Minnie (Knutson) Talifson, she graduated from Choteau High School in Montana. She became a teacher and taught in rural Montana schools near Bowl and Penderoy.  When she married she became a homemaker for some time. She then moved to Washington and had a job at Hanford before moving to Davenport to work at Fairchild Air Force Base and raise her children. After retirement in 1975 she moved to Spokane where she lived until her death. She leaves a son, Jim (and Norma) McKerlie of Spokane; a daughter, Betty Lennon, Spokane; two step-sons, Arnold Thompson of Spokane and Gordon Thompson of Moses Lake; a sister, Agnes Bradley, Choteau, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strates Funeral Home handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 11-08-2001); 


Thompson, Elizabeth:  (1840-1913); (Tombstone shared w/ Thos S as recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Elsie:  (1908-1948); “Elsie Elizabeth Thompson. Dated: Dec 19, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Frank: (1874-1948); “Frank Thompson. Dated: Jan 22, 1948.”  (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Frank Thompson. Died: 1-22-1948. Birth: 4-01-1874. Single. Father: Thomas Thompson. Mother: Elizabeth McCall. Burial: Davenport , WA .” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, Harvey A, Jr: (1924-1924); d. 4-26-1924; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Janie:  (1868-1927); (Tombstone shared w/ Marion M as recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Janie C Thompson. Died: 5 Nov 1927, Davenport , WA . Birth: 15 Nov 1868, Anderson Co, TN. Spouse: Married. Father: Isaac Kuestal Long, born TN. Mother: Betsy Sharp, born TN. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport,WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thompson, Kenneth William:  (1930-1945); d. 6-13-1945; “Kenneth Thompson. Dated: June 13, 1945.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Laura E:  (d. 4-03-1899); Aged: 82 yrs;  “At A Ripe Old Age.—At about 8 o’clock Monday evening, April 3, there passed away in this city a lady who has been an invalid and patient sufferer for many years. The deceased was Mrs Laura Thompson, and she died in her room at the Columbia hotel, surrounded in her last moments by a number of sorrowing relatives. Mrs Thompson had reached the ripe old age of eighty-two years at the time of her death. She was born in North Carolina, and crossed the plains with her husband and family in 1864, settling in Nevada, where she continued to reside until 1880, when the family removed to the territory of Washington. She joined the Baptist church at the age of sixteen, and continued a consistent member of that faith all her life. During her life time she raised a large family, and was always while possessing her faculties an active woman, a kind and sympathetic neighbor, and a devoted wife and mother.  Her husband preceded her to the grave several years ago. For many years the deceased was an almost helpless invalid. For the past five years she had not been down stairs at the hotel, and for the past year or two had hardly left her room.  During all these years of helplessness she had been tenderly nursed and cared for by her daughter, Mrs W W Griswold, whose beautiful devotion to a mother is worthy of the highest commendation. Mrs Thompson was prepared for death, and welcomed the end as a relief from long suffering, and as a change to a higher and better life.  Her only ailment was breaking down from old age. The deceased leaves three sons, Samuel Thompson, of Montana, Richmond Thompson, of Utah, and John Thompson, of Nevada; and three daughters, Mrs C L Young of Cedar Canyon, Mrs Geo Bobier, of Newport, Idaho, and Mrs W W Griswold of this city. Also many grand children and great grandchildren. The funeral took place from the Columbia Hotel Tuesday, many friends of the family being present. The services were conducted by Revs Shields and Creel.”  (LCT:  4-17-1899) 


Thompson, Marion M: (1860-1948); “Marion M Thompson. Dated: March 12, 1948.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);


Thompson, Roscoe: (1898-1970);  “Roscoe Thompson, 72, of Waldport, Oregon, formerly of Fruitland, WA, passed away August 20 in a Newport, Oregon hospital.  Mr Thompson was born in Marquand, Missouri in 1898.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport and burial was at the Davenport Cemetery.  Mr Thompson is survived by his wife, Neta, at the home; three daughters, Mrs Juanita Lust of Davenport, Mrs Artha Thompson of Lincoln City, Oregon; and Mrs Kathryn Kuchman of Tacoma; four sons, Russell Thompson of Bridgeport, WA, Percy Thompson of Auburn, WA, Sidney of Lawndale, CA, and Larry of Kalispell, MT; 23 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times:  8-26-1970); 


Thompson, Susan E:  (1834-1922); d. 12-01-1922);  “Susan E Thompson.  Died: 1922.” (Davenport Presbyterian Ledger);  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Thomas S: (1830-1913); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Thompson, Vernon Frank: (1932-1932); d. 11-26-1932; (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Vernon Frank Thompson. Died: 16 Nov 1932, Davenport, WA.  Birth: 1 Oct 1932. Father: Harvey A Thompson, born Bluestem, WA. Mother: Beulah Jane Hamilton, Crookston , MN. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport,WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thomsen, Martha M H: (1915-1994);  “Martha Marie Henrietta Thomsen. Died: 3-26-1994. Birth: 9-25-1915, WV.  Widowed. Father: Woodward Schmidt. Mother: Emma Feller. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thornburg, Bill: (1889-1964); “William Thornburg of Peach was found guilty by a superior Court jury Tuesday May 13th of the crime of fraudulently obtaining bounties on animal pelts.”  (Citizen: 5-23-1930)  “William Thornburg of Peach, convicted by a jury of the crime of fraudulently obtaining bounties on animal pelts was denied his motion for a new trial and was sentenced to the State Penitentiary for a term of four or five years and fined $500.00.” (Citizen: 6-06-1930)“William Thornburg.  Died:  3-28-64, age 71, _____; Davenport City Cemetery . By: John P O’Brien.” ( Davenport Catholic Ledger);“William Wallace Thornburg. Died: 3-28-1964. Birth: 8-01-1892, Moscow , Idaho . Widowed. Father: Julius Thornburg. Mother: Capriana Bignrques (sic). Burial: Mt View Cemetery , Davenport , WA .” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Thorpe, Adeline ‘Betty’:  d. 10-13-1983, w/o Robert W; (unconfirmed burial) “Adaline (Betty) Thorpe died Oct 13, 1983 in Lincoln County Hospital.  Born in 1914 in Wisner, MI, she lived in Detroit most of her early life. She worked in a defense plant during WW II.  She married Bob Thorpe in April 1946, and they then moved to Davenport. Thorpe is survived by her husband Bob; two brothers, James and William McCreedy, Detroit; and one sister, Edlough Messer, Wisner.  Cremation followed services at Strate Chapel Oct 14.”  (Davenport Times:  10-20-1983)


Thorpe, Robert W:  (1917-1997); d. 6-07-1997;  “Longtime Davenport resident and Times Publishing pressman Robert W (Bob) Thorpe, 79, passed away Saturday at the Lincoln Nursing Home.  No service will  be  held per his request.  Born July 1, 1917, to Mr and Mrs Ray Thorpe, he graduated from Sandpoint High School. After graduation, he worked at Times Publishing in Davenport for a while as a printer before enlisting in the US Navy in May 1942 during WW II.  After he was discharged from the Navy, he married Adeline E ‘Betty’ McCreedy on May 3, 1946. They lived in Davenport for a couple of years, where Bob returned to his printing job, then the Thorpes headed to Sandpoint in the late 1940s so he could work in the grocery store business with his father. The Thorpes then returned to Davenport, where Bob went back to work in the Times Publishing print shop.  After nearly 35 years with Times Publishing, Bob retired in late June 1982—just before his 65th birthday.  Although he was retired, he continued working part time in the print ship, running the folder and binding the Davenport Times’ back issues until about 1991.  Years ago, Bob was a photography enthusiast, processing black and white pictures in his own dark room. Bob was preceded in death by his wife on Oct 13, 1983. He leaves behind many friends, but no family, in this area.” (Davenport Times:  6-12-1997) “Veterans of Foreign Wars graveside inurnment service will be held Thursday next week, Aug 14, for Robert W (Bob) Thorpe, who passed away two months ago.  The service for the US Navy veteran, who served in World War II, will start at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Mr Thorpe died June 7, 1997 in Davenport. He was 79.” (Davenport Times: 8-07-1997) 


Thurman, Bobby Joe:  (1932-1997); d. 10-16-1997;  “Davenport resident Bobby Joe Thurman passed away Oct 16, 1997. A retired staff sergeant with the US Air Force and a retired rural mail carrier with the US Postal Service, Mr Thurman was well traveled. Born Sept 17, 1932, in Cheyenne, OK, to Opie and Irene (Taylor) Thurman, Bobby Joe grew up and attended school in the Cheyenne area. He married Bobby June Hall. Mr Thurman is survived by Bobby June at the home in Davenport; nine sons, Joe Thurman of Astoria, OR, Gary Thurman of Almira, Brian Thurman of Choctaw, OK, Jerry Thurman of Rocklyn, Terry Thurman of Enid, OK, Bobby Thurman Jr of Spokane, Shane Thurman of Fairbanks, Alaska, David Thurman of Davenport and Dwayne Thurman of Virginia. He will be missed by his 24 grandchildren, one great grandson and sister Mary Jane Click of Baton Rouge, LA.  Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct 18, at the Davenport Assembly of God Church with Pastor Pat Hogan officiating. Concluding VFW military graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.”  (Davenport Times: 10-30-1997) 


Thurman, Delmer Lee: (1919-1968); “Delmer Lee Thurman. Missouri Pvt 696 Field Arty WW II. B. 10-23-1919; d. 10-03-1968”  (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74);“Delmar Lee Thurman. Died: 10-03-1968. Birth: 10-23-1919, MO. Single. Father: unknown. Mother: Pearl __. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Thysen, Pete:  (1847-1908); (Tombstone recorded by Lartigues in 1973-74)



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