Edwall Cemetery Obituaries
Submitted by Marge Womach
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Cemetery. Located NW corner of SE ¼ SE ¼ Sec 12 Twp 23N Range 38 EWM, southwest
of the town of Edwall. The cemetery was well documented by the Lartigues in 1974
and I attempted in 1999 and 2000 to locate again those stones that they had
found. Areas of the cemetery appear to have suffered damage at some point in its
history, and over time some stones are buried. Using the data from the stones
some attempt was made to locate death records that corresponded. An exhaustive
search was not done.
“Mrs Edwall, J B Hall and H I Hinckley, owners of the
cemetery, have deeded it to Artesian lodge, IOOF and hereafter it will be known
as the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.” (Harrington Citizen of July 21, 1916 in the
45 shade trees were planted this week in the Edwall Cemetery under the
supervision of A G Springer. Mr Springer has obtained a competent man to water
and care for these trees during summer. There are the first trees to be planted
here and will greatly add to the
appearance of the local cemetery.” (Citizen, Edwall column-March 22, 1929)
the efforts of A G Springer the road in the cemetery has been graveled. 34 loads
of gravel were hauled there last week. Mr Springer received $120 by donation for
the gravel.” (Citizen- Aug 3, 1928)
epidemic of chickenpox which threatened the school last month has subsided.”
(March 2, 1923: Citizen)
“Dr Bumgarner, county health officer, came over from Davenport Wednesday and made the families of Ed Beck, G C Polenski, M E Hashagen and Mrs Gladys Kienholz happy by telling them they could fumigate as they have fully recovered from scarlet fever. School started again Monday after being closed down one week on account of scarlet fever.”
____, Brian (in Hertz area, no surname, no dates; as recorded by Lartigues)
____, Azel (in Hertz
area, no surname, no dates; as recorded by Lartigues)
____, baby (in Hertz
area, no surname, no dates; as recorded by Lartigues)
Abelman, Philip LeRoy
baby boy was born to Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Ableman Wednesday. The little one only
lived a few hours and was laid to rest in the Edwall Cemetery, Thursday
afternoon.” (Citizen-June 2, 1916; Tombstone shows May 30, 1916 only, in the
Edwall Catholic Cemetery)
Anderson, Andrew P 1853-1934 shared stone with Carrie
Anderson, Carrie 1859-____) shared stone with Andrew
Anderson, Sarah ‘Sally’ (added: d. 7-13-2000) “Edwall.—Funeral service for Sarah J ‘Sally’ Anderson, 85, a former area school teacher and a longtime Edwall correspondent for the Davenport Times was Wednesday, July 19, at the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church in Edwall. Interment in Edwall Cemetery followed the service conducted by Pastors Bruce Smith and Steve Pruitt. Mrs Anderson died July 13 at her Spokane home, to which she and her husband, Vern, moved for health reasons in 1998. They had lived in Edwall since 1941 except for the World War II years and the past two years. Born June 14, 1915, in Walla Walla to Edward S and Ada (Perry) Nixon, she attended Sharpstein School and graduated form Walla Walla High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in pre-medicine from Washington State College (now WSU) in 1937 and a masters in education from Whitworth College in 1963. She married Vern Nils Anderson of Waukon on Feb 13, 1938 in Walla Walla. She taught at Edwall Elementary, Salk Junior High, Ferris High, Shadle Park High and Rogers High schools. She also was a Red Cross first aid instructor during WW II. Most recently she was a ‘story lady’ at the Edwall Public Library, retiring last year. She belonged to central Christian Church in Walla Walla, Order of Eastern Star No 159 in Davenport, the Edwall Centennial Committee, the Edwall Senior Citizens, a former Edwall School Board member, Edwall Library Board and a charter member of the Edwall Bridge Club. She also was a member of the American Assoc. of University Women, the Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Perry E Nixon. She leaves her husband of 62 years, Vern Anderson, at the Spokane home; two daughters, Carol and Mike Paul of Edwall, and Arlene Anderson of Spokane; a son, Stewart ‘Andy’ and Jill Anderson of East Wenatchee; four grandchildren, Patrick Paul of Walesca, GA, Karrie Ann Paul of Edwall, Justin and Chelsea Anderson of East Wenatchee; a great granddaughter, Sarah Paul of Edwall; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-20-2000)
Vern (added: d. 1-09-2007) “Edwall.—Funeral
for Vern Anderson, 90, of Edwall, took place Monday, Jan 15, at the
Archer, Cora M
1973, “mother & grandma”) “Cora
Maude Archer. Died: 3-01-1973.
Birth: 7-02-1881, KS. Widowed. Father: Thomas Berridge; Mother: Maria Gibbons.
Burial: Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Cora
Archer, who lived more than 34 years in the Edwall area, died March 1 in Lincoln
Nursing Home. The widow of Ernie
Archer, she was buried in Edwall Tuesday after services at the Strate Funeral
Home. The Rev Lloyd Alden officiated at the funeral. Mrs Archer, a member of the
Edwall Community Club, is survived by two daughters, Maxine Cole, Edwall, and
Allen A “Allen A Arndt.
Edwall.—Graveside service for Allen A Arndt, 61, of Edwall, is planned at 1
p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Edwall Cemetery, to be followed by a 2 p.m.
memorial service at Christian Heritage School. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. that day at the
Artman, W. R (1882-1922)
“W R Artman suffered a hemorrhage of the lungs Sunday afternoon. He is
some better at this writing.” (Citizen: 1-29-1922) “William Roy Artman was
born Oct 14, 1885, at Denver, Colorado. He came to Washington in October, 1911,
and after a few months settled in the Richland Irrigation district on the
Columbia River. A few years later he, with his family, moved to Weiser, Idaho,
where he had located on a homestead. Here his health broke, and about two years
ago he came to Edwall, where he resided until the day of his death, which
occurred Feb 23, 1922. He was 36 years, 4 months and 9 days old at the time of
his death. He became a member of the Evangelical Association in 1913, lived a
good Christian life and was not afraid to meet his maker when the call came to
go higher. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving and faithful wife, two children,
a father, mother, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday at
10 o’clock from the ME Church. Rev Foster of Reardan, an old friend of
assisted by Rev Pratt. Burial was had in Edwall, Cemetery.” (Citizen: Edwall
Column: March 3, 1922)
Aufrecht, Louise (Dec 2,
1861-Feb 11, 1908; w/o Gottlob) See
also Lincoln County Probate File #1049, estate of Louisa Anfrecht. (file not
previewed) “Aufrecht, Gott. & Susie (sic); Twp 23 R 39” (1911 Lincoln Co
Atlas); “Louise and Gottlob Aufrecht came to
Blake: “The baby girl, four months old, of Mr and Mrs Blake, died Wednesday morning of pneumonia and was buried New Year’s Day. Mr Blake is the new operator on the night shift, having lived here about weeks.” (Citizen: 1-09-1914)
Bodger surname John H Bodger, 43, IL and his wife of 5 years, Bessie (28, NE), who had given birth to three children, had only one child on the 1910 census, Robert L, less than one year of age. The two deceased children were Minnie and John Harold, both dying in 1908.
Bodger, Bessie M (1882-1930) “Three former residents of Edwall passed away last week. Mrs John Bodger of Medical Lake died at her home there after a long illness with flu. She had lived therefore six years moving from Edwall after their home was destroyed by fire in 1924. She is survived by her husband and one son, Robert. Funeral services were held in Medical Lake Tuesday afternoon and burial in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen: 5-30-1930; Edwall column)
Bodger, Minnie Blanche (1905-1908; shared stone with John H; d/o John H) Minnie was born Dec 6, 1905 and died June 30, 1908.
Bodger, John Harold (1907-1908; shared stone w/Minnie; s/o John H) “Died: John Harold, infant son of Mr and Mrs J H Bodger, Edwall.” (Citizen: 8-07-1908) “Mrs J E Turner went to Edwall last Friday and prepared the little Bodger child for burial.” (Citizen: 8-07-1908) John was born Feb 14, 1907 and died July 23, 1908. “Rev Jesse Marhoff was called to Edwall last Saturday morning to preach a funeral sermon for the little child of Mr and Mrs John Bodger, it being their second and last child to die within a few days. The cause of death is reported to be from eating fruit, which had been sprayed, before it had been washed.” (Citizen: 8-07-1908)
Bray, Lyla (added: d. 1912) “Lyla, three years of age, the little daughter of Mr Edna Bray, died Wednesday at three 0’clock of bowel trouble, after a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the German ME Church, Rev J M Herrmann officiating. The little one was laid to rest beside her mother who preceded her some eighteen months ago.” (Citizen: Edwall Section: 10-11-1912) “Number of Funeral: 208. Number for Current Year: 34. Name of Deceased: Lila Bray. Late Residence: Edwall, WA. Age: 2 yrs 3 mos 17 days. Certifying Physician: (illegible). Date of Death: Oct 2, 1912. Date of Burial: Oct 4, 1912. Funeral at German Luth. Church. Place of Burial: Edwall, WA, Cemetery. Bill Rendered to E Bray.” (Jerue Funeral Ledger on microfilm at Spokane Downtown Library)
Bray, Mrs. Edna (added: d. 1910 estimate, see Lyla Bray)
Brewton, Nettie Fisher (1892-1912) “Nettie Ellen, daughter of Mr and Mrs W H Fisher, was born Dec 26, 1892 at Pendleton, Oregon. She was united in marriage Sept 16, 1911 to Philip A Brewton of Ashville, NC, and died at Edwall, WA, under the parental roof, March 29, 1912, after an illness of only a few weeks. The funeral services were held from the German ME church at Edwall, Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. when her many friends and relatives gathered to pay their respects to the departed and offer their sympathy to the bereaved parents. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery. The floral offerings were beautiful and a fine sermon was preached at the church where many lent their voices in hymns of gospel praise. In the loss of their beloved one, the sorrowing parents, husband and relatives have our sympathy in their hours of sorrow, but there is only one to whom they may look for more than earthly comfort—He who said, ‘Come unto Me and I will give you rest.’ Relatives who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mrs G F Elgin, Mrs James Shafer, Mrs Frank Sherman of Pendleton, OR, mother and sisters of Mrs W H Fisher and Mr and Mrs D C Fisher, a brother of W H Fisher from Spokane. ‘Death, the key that opens the palace of Eternity,’ has cut short the earthly joys, hopes and prospects of one dearly beloved; life has departed from this human mold of clay, and according to the best sight we have, has sought realms for brighter, hopes have realized a joy for greater, love has found a love more entrancing than is offered in this vale of tears. May we not wish he return; only that we may meet her in a glory which transcends this earth as high as heaven. Card of Thanks. We, the undersigned, take this means of expressing our heart-felt thanks and appreciation, for the many kind deeds and words of sympathy from our friends during the illness and death of our daughter and wife, Nettie E Brewton. W H Fisher and family. Philip A Brewton.” (Citizen: 4-05-1912)
Broadley, Frank (1882-1969) “Charles Franklin Broadley. Died: 24 Sept 1969, Cheney, WA. Buried: Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) Edit: Of unknown relationship, a Frank B Broadley applied for a homestead on Dec 5, 1904 in Sec 24 T 23 R 37.
Broady, Roy and Ray (? added: d. 1899) “Roy Broady. Death: June 3, 1899, at Edwall, aged 3 wks, Father: Frank Broady; Mother: Esta McDowell Broady.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Certificate #108; burial not specified) “F M Broady (2nd marriage) and A H McCaleb (2nd marriage), both of Edwall, married March 28, 1896 at Edwall, by W N O’Kelley, minister.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Marriage Register)
Brockob, baby (1933) “Doris Mae Brockob. Died: 2 July 1933, Edwall, WA. Stillborn infant. Father: Clarence E Brockob, born MN; Mother: Hazel Schrader, born ND. Buried by father in Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)
Brockob, baby (1935)
Brockob, Clarence Elmer (added: d. 1983) “Clarence Elmer Brockob. Died: 23 Feb 1983, at Edwall, WA.
Birth: 6 May 1903, MN. Spouse:
Hazel Veronica Schrader. Father: Fred Brockob; Mother: Ida Rathke. Buried:
Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death card)“Funeral
services for Edwall pioneer Clarence Brockob, 79, were held at the chapel of
Strate Funeral Home in
Brockob, Fred W (1872-1951; shared stone with Ida M) “Fred Brockob, father of Mrs R M Norske, passed away at his home in Edwall. Funeral services will be held from the Edwall Methodist Church Friday (today) at 2 p.m. with Bumgarners Funeral Home in charge. Burial will be in the Edwall Cemetery. Surviving Mr Brockob are, besides his wife Ida at home, and daughter, Mrs Norske, two sons Clarence of Edwall and Benjamin of Wadena, MN; one sister, Augusta and 3 brothers, Louis, Herman and Albert, of Arlington, MN; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Mr Brockob underwent surgery recently and was able to return to his home. However, his condition was serious. His son Ben, arrived last week from Minnesota. Mrs Norske has been at Edwall the past two weeks helping care for him.” (Citizen: 13 July 1951) “Fred W Brockob. Died: July 10, 1951. Code: MS SC265/2 page 194” (index, Bumgarner Funeral Home records archived at MAC in Spokane; record not viewed)
Brockob, Ida M (1878-1957; shared stone with Fred W)
Brown, Daniel W (1862-1921 “father”; shared stone w/Lena S) “Daniel W Brown died at his home Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, at the age of 58. He was only sick five days. he was a resident of the Edwall country for 21 years, living on a farm six miles from Edwall. He leaves to mourn his loss besides the widow, a son, O S Brown, and a daughter, Blanche, a teacher of the 7th and 8th grades in the Edwall school. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 at the German Lutheran church, Rev Lewellyn of Coeur d’Alene conduction the services. Burial took place in the Edwall cemetery. The flowers were many and very beautiful.” (Citizen: 2-25-1921)
Brown, Lena S (1861-1933 “mother”; shared stone w/ Daniel W) “Mrs Lena Stang Brown, 71, died at 9 o’clock Sunday night, Jan 8, 1933 at the home of her daughter, Mrs Hale B Simpson, three miles northeast of Edwall, following an illness of ten weeks, the result of a paralytic stroke. Mrs Brown was born at Lemon, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1861 and was united in marriage to D W Brown at the same place in 1889. With her husband and family she moved west in 1902 and located on a farm near Edwall. To this union there were born two children, a son and a daughter, Mrs O S Brown and Mrs Hale B Simpson, of Edwall, both of whom survive her. Her husband preceded her in death Feb 6, twelve years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Edwall ME Church Wednesday afternoon the Rev Cottrell officiating and interment was in the Edwall Cemetery. Mrs Brown was a fine lady and enjoyed a wide circle of friends gained through her sterling qualities and her residence in the same neighborhood for thirty years.” (Citizen: Jan 13, 1933) “Lena Stang Brown. Died: 7 Jan 1933, Edwall, WA. Birth: 16 March 1861, Lenn, PA. Spouse: Widow, Daniel W Brown, deceased, 1862-1921; Father: William Stang, born Germany; Mother: Catherine Leipham, born Germany. Burial: Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)
Buckingham, James L (Feb 22, 1870-June 16, 1943) “James Lawrence Buckingham. Residence: Edwall, WA. Male, White, Single. Birth: 2-22-1870, Findley, Ohio. Death: 6-16-1943, Sprague Hospital. Aged: 73 yrs 3 mos 24 days. Occupation: O A Pension. Father & Mother: unknown. Physician: Dr G H Howard, Sprague, WA. Burial: Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA. Funeral: Edwall, 2 p.m. Interment: 6-19-1943.” (Sprague Mortuary Ledger)
Bundy surname: “Mrs J M Abercrombie of Payette, Idaho, passed away at her home there October 28, at the age of 73 years. She will be remembered here as Mrs C M Bundy. They moved here shortly after their marriage in 1889. Mr Bundy passed away in August 1926. In the fall of 1928 Mrs Bundy moved to Payette, Idaho, and Dec 1, 1933 she was married to J M Abercrombie. Besides her husband and one son, Isaac Leroy Bundy, she is survived by five step-children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church in Payette and interment in the Weiser Cemetery.” (Harrington Citizen: 11-11-1938)
Bundy, Isaac (1815-1909; shared stone with Charles) d. 8-03-1909. “Isaac Bundy, a veteran of the Mexican War, aged 94 years, died on Monday, the 3rd. He was interred in the cemetery at Edwall.” (Citizen: 8-14-1908) Isaac Bundy, son of Jesse and Sarah (Lee) Bundy, was born March 24, 1814 in Lawrence, TN. He married Sarah Susan Vest in 1840; they were the parents of: Ambrose A (1841), Rachel (1843), Christopher C (1846), Charles M (1851), Sarah Jane (1854), Obediah (1857), Abraham (1859), Mary E (1861), Nancy A (1864) and William (1866). Isaac’s wife preceded him in death in 1879 while they were residing in Nebraska.
Bundy, Charles (1851-1926; shared stone with Isaac) “Charles Monroe Bundy. Died: 27 Aug 1926, Edwall, WA. Birth: 28 Jan 1851, IL. Spouse: Mary (nee not listed). Father: Isaac Bundy, born IN; Mother: Susan Vent (Vest), birthplace unknown. Burial: Edwall Cemetery.” (Lincoln County Health death card) Charles married Mary Ellen Brown on Oct 1, 1889 in Kearney, Nebraska. Following the death of Charles, she remarried.
Bundy, L Bud (added: d. 1990) (b. 1922; d. 1990; shared stone with Bettie Bundy) Lorin E ‘Bud’ Bundy was born Aug 2, 1922 and died May 26, 1990. “Lorin E (Bud) Bunday, former postmaster of Edwall (1954-1981) died Saturday from a heart attack. Edwall Fire and Reardan Rescue responded to the call, and the Spokane Lifebird helicopter was called. Bud is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverly Ann (Betty Simpson), two daughters, Jeannie (Mrs Jon) Floyd of Snohomish, Cheryl (Mrs Steve) Krupke of Reardan, and one son Leslie Bundy of Spokane. Bud was born to Clarence and Rose Bundy in 1922 in Edwall. He had two sisters, Lois Templin of Ritzville, and Mabel Fry of Bellevue; six grandchildren, five boys and one girl. His father preceded him in death. His mother, Rose Bundy, lives in Spokane. Bud was a Charter member of the Edwall Lions, National Association of Postmasters, Waukon Grange, American Legion Post 113 and he served in the Army in Europe during WW II. Funeral will be a Memorial Service at Strate’s Funeral Parlor in Davenport Wednesday the 30th of May at 2 p.m.” (Davenport Times: 5-31-1990)
Edwall Cemetery Death Records, Edwall, Washington submitted
to the WAGenWeb February, 2006 by Marge Womach
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