Edwall Cemetery Obituaries
Submitted by Marge Womach
Page S through T
See page A for cemetery information
Saunders, Brian L (1946) (only)
Scheuch, Eustus (1832-1916) “Eustus Scheuch died Friday evening 7 p.m., he was 83 years old, 10 months. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the German church, Rev Maag conducting the services. Rev E J Snell spoke in English. He leaves 3 daughters, 4 sons, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was buried in the IOOF Cemetery.” (Citizen: 10-13-1916) “Mrs Jack Greenwood and son of Seattle, Mr and Mrs Chas Schy, Mr and Mrs Geo Schy, and August Schy and family of Odessa, were here to attend the funeral of Eustus Scheuch.” (Citizen: 10-13-1916) The seven heirs to his estate were: J Henry Scheuch, Minnie M Albright, Charles W Scheuch, Carrie W Henschel (w/o Frank), Frank W Scheuch, Emma Greenwood and August C Scheuch (administrator of the probate of Eustus). See Lincoln Co Auditor’s Misc. Volume E page 31 and 375: The Will of Eustus Scheuch was dated Oct 2, 1916, of the Village of Edwall. His will stipulated $1 to go to J Henry Scheuch and the estate to be divided among the other six heirs. An affidavit was filed by J Henry Scheuch on Feb 25, 1914, re: Eustus and Mary Kathrina, and that J Henry Scheuch is their son. Mary Kathrina Scheuch has previously died on 3 Sept 1913 at Edwall, in Lincoln County.
Scheuch, Mary Katherine (1834-1913,
“his wife”) “Mrs Eustus
Scheuch died this morning, after a protracted illness of several months.”
(Citizen: 9-05-1913) “Mary Katherine Schneider was born Nov 7, 1834 in Germany
and was united in marriage with Eustus Scheuch in 1854. To this union were born
ten children, 4 daughters and 6 sons; 3 daughters and 5 sons and a husband
survive her. Mr Scheuch will be 81 years old Dec 19th. They lived
together 59 years. Mr and Mrs Scheuch came to America in 1856, landing in New
York City. From there they went to Pennsylvania, thence to Chicago, to Iowa, to
Kansas and came to this state in September 1888.” (Citizen excerpt: 9-12-1913)
Schmidt, Christine Schmidt (?added: d. 1909) “Christine Dorothea Schmidt, aged 78 years, died at her home five miles northwest of Edwall, April 5th.” (Citizen: 4-16-1909; burial not researched)
(Schmidt, Hans L; added: not buried at Edwall) “Hans L Schmit. Died: 30 Jan 1916, at County Poor Farm, Davenport, WA. Birth: unknown, approx. 80 years old. Spouse: unknown. Parents: unknown. Burial: County Poor Farm (Richard Gunning Farm), Davenport, WA; N. B. ‘This property has been in private hands for years. As of 1 June 1984, it is the belief that the remains are still there.’” (Lincoln Co Health death card; TS is in Davenport’s Mt View Cemetery)
Henry Hank (added: d. 8-26-1997) “Edwall
resident Hank Schmitt passed away August 26, 1997 in
Schmidt, Katrina (added: d. 1913) “Mrs Katrina Schmidt died at the
hospital in Sprague, Dec 30, 1913. She was born in Cassel, Germany, May 24,
1849, and came to America in 1891, and has made her home with her sons, Otto and
Henry Schmidt for the last few years. The funeral was conducted by the Rev Carl
Jans, speaking in German, and Rev H L Faulkner spoke in English, after which her
remains were laid to rest in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen: Sassin Column:
1-09-1914; check against Sassin Cemetery) “Mrs Schmit, mother of Otto and
Henry Schmit, was taken to Spokane last week for an operation for an abscess.”
(Dec 12, 1913)
Schmidt, Nellie (June 6, 1878-Dec 27, 1951) wife of Nicholas Schmidt "Mother of Walt Schmidt Dies Following Strokes. Mrs. Nellie Schmidt, pioneer of the Edwall region, died in a Spokane hospital Dec 27 following several strokes that kept her inactive the past few years. Born in Vallejo, CA, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Crowley, she came to the area in 1886 with her parents when she was 7. The trip was made from CA to Astoria, OR, by boat; thence by train to Sprague, WA, and by team and wagon on to Edwall. The Crowleys homesteaded land near Edwall. In 1900 Nellie Crowley was married to Nicholas Schmidt of Edwall. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. Mr. Schmidt operated a meat market in Edwall in the early 1900s and the family was reared there. Mr. Schmidt died in 1919, and is buried in the Edwall Cemetery. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Schmidt moved to Spokane and she continued to live there. Her daughter and son-in-law, the Danforths, lived with her in recent years. She was a member of St Aloysius church since 1921 and before her illness was active in Fidelity. Rosary was said Sunday, Dec 30, at 4 p.m. from the Hennessey chapel in Spokane, and funeral rites were conducted Monday, at 9 a.m. from St Aloysius Church, with Rev Michael J. O’Malley, SJ, officiating. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery in the family plot. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theresa Danforth of Spokane, Mrs Margaret Balfe, Kennewick; two sons, Walter J Schmidt of Edwall, Nicholas (Bud) Schmidt, Spokane; two sisters, Mrs. Julia McGourin and Mrs. Etta Garber, both of Spokane; one brother, Walter Crowley of Tacoma; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild." (Citizen: 1-11-1952)
Schmidt, Nicholas G., (d. Sept 20, 1919) “Nicholas Schmidt, age 61 years, died Saturday night of heart failure. He went to Spokane Saturday morning and bought a new car and was in Edwall at 9 o’clock Saturday night and seemed to be feeling alright. He went on home and was only in bed a short time when his wife noticed him gasping. She asked him what the matter was and as he did not answer she got up and found he was dead. He had rented his wheat land and was planning to retire from farm life. He conducted a meat market in Edwall for years. He finally rented his shop to John Hans. The last five years he spent farming. He is survived by his widow and two sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o’clock at the German church. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen: 9-26-1919) “Nickolas Schmidt, who resided three miles east of Bluestem on the old Stutheit place, also owned part of the old Adam Unbewust place, died suddenly Saturday night about 10 o’clock, after retiring. Funeral services were held Tuesday and interment made in the Edwall Cemetery. Mr and Mrs Schmidt were planning on retiring from the ranch and with that end in view Mr Schmidt came to Davenport Thursday of last week and ordered sale bills printed, with the intention of coming after them Monday morning. Saturday he and his wife went to Spokane and traded their old car in, getting a new one with which they intended driving to California, after their sale, it is reported. They came home, did the chores and went to bed. Mr Schmidt went to sleep and wakened, when Mrs Schmidt remarked that she could not sleep. He made some joking remark about the new car being on her mind, got a drink and went back to bed, presumably to sleep. After a while Mrs Schmidt heard him making a peculiar noise, struck a light and found him dead. The sale will be held as planned. The ranch having been rented some time ago, the renter to take possession this fall. Deceased was 61 years of age and has been a resident of this section for 35 years, having been a cattle buyer and butcher for some time, owning 1,800 acres of farm land at death. He is survived by the widow and four children, Walter, Margaret, Nicholas and Julia, all living at the home. Funeral was held at Edwall Tuesday afternoon.” (DT&T: 9-25-1919)
Service, Charles T (1874-1936 “father”)
“father”) “Charles Service. Died: 31 Aug 1936, age 62, Spokane, Spokane
Co, WA. Father: Charles T Service. Mother: Sarah Alexander. Spouse: Mady
Service.” (WA State Death Records: batch id #276688) “C
T Service, 62, a pioneer of the Edwall district, passed away Monday in a
Edward A (1868-1949) “Edward
A Service. Death: 12-15-1949.
Birth: 11-02-1868, CA. Married. Father: Thomas Service. Mother: unknown.
Service, Mady J (1877-1923 “mother”)
J Service. Died: 7 Sept 1923, age 45, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: T L
Irwin. Mother: Emma Shoemaker.” (WA State Death Records: batch id #275989)“Funeral
services for Mrs Chas Service, who passed away at her home late Friday
afternoon, were held at the
Service, Leslie Williams (1899-1913 “son”)
Service, Thomas (1833-1912; born in Belfast, Ireland) “After a long and useful life, the latter part of which he rejoiced to see his children successful, our fellow townsman, Thos Service on Wednesday, Oct 23, 1912, closed his eyes in that sleep from which there is no awakening in the flesh; his mortal body put on immortality and the cares and burdens to which all flesh is heir will trouble him no more. Thomas Service was born in Belfast, Ireland, April 17, 1832, a long time ago as we reckon years by peering into the future, but only a short time at most when we have lived them. Joining the Presbyterian Church when a boy, he came to America at the age of 18 years and went to CA in 1860. He came to WA in 1882, during territorial days and has resided here ever since. Several years since he buried his wife here and has since made his home with his children, of whom he is survived by three: Charles Service and Mrs B J DeSpain of Edwall; and Edward Service who has been working in Harrington for the harvester factory. The funeral service was conducted by Rev Chas Snowden of the ME Church on Oct 25, 1912.” (Burial was made in the Edwall Cemetery beside his wife.) (Citizen-Edwall Section: 11-01-1912)
Service, Sarah (Apr 5, 1835-Feb 10, 1907; 71 y 10 m 10d; w/o Thomas) “Mrs Thomas Service, wife of Judge Service of this place, died Sunday morning, February 10th. She leaves besides her husband, two sons, Charles and Edward, and one daughter, Mrs Benjamin Despain, all of this place.” (LCT: 2-15-1907)
Sickles, Frank (added: d. 1906) “Killed Near Edwall. Frank Sickles, a young man, was found dead about three miles west of Edwall Monday morning by the east bound passenger train. He was lying between the rails badly torn up, and was presumably killed by some freight train Sunday night. The deceased was about nineteen or twenty years of age and was in the employ of Mr Stewart near Bluestem. He had been to Edwall and was last seen here about 1 o’clock Sunday night. The body is still here awaiting an inquest.” (Citizen: 11 May 1906; burial not confirmed)
Alvina (shared stone with Robt); “Alvina
Mary Simpson. Memorial service for
Alvina Mary Simpson, 84, a former Edwall resident, is scheduled at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, at the
Simpson, Orin Donald (Jan 31, 1926-Nov 21, 1926) “Orin Donald Simpson. Died: 21 November 1926, Edwall, WA. Birth: 8 April 1926, Edwall, WA. Father: Hale B Simpson, born NE; Mother: J Blanche Brown, born PA. Burial: Edwall Cemetery, Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) See also Spokane burial of Mrs Blanche Simpson, Feb 1947.
Richard D (b. 9-26-1927; d. 2-25-2012); “Richard D
Simpson.—Graveside service for Richard D Simpson, 84, is planned at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, March 5, at the Edwall Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11
a.m. at the Reardan Presbyterian Church, with a reception afterwards. Visitation
is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cheney Funeral Chapel in Cheney. A
Slater, Laura (July 5, 1857-Oct 5, 1899; “beloved wife of Frank”) “Laura Slata. Died: Oct 5, 1899, at Edwall, aged 42 years.” (Lincoln County Auditor Death Register) See also Lincoln County Probate File #571. (did not preview)
“The children of Laura Slater, deceased, who
brought suit against their step-father, Frank Slater, through their
administrator, M F Gibson, for the possession of valuable farm property, were
given a verdict by the jury last Thursday evening. One of the children, a little
boy, was a cripple, and was sent to the poor farm by the step-father. A young
sister took him out, and for three years has taken care of him while working out
for her own living. The family lives near Edwall, where the case has attracted
some attention.” (LCT-Mar 3, 1905)
"The headstone of Laura's is white and stands 3 1/2 feet tall. There is engraving on one side which is in poor condition, due to the headstone getting full sun all day long.
Headstone reads: "Laura, beloved wife of Frank Slater, born August 5, 1857 died October 5, 1899. This precious one from us is gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled the boon his love has given. And though the body moulder here, the soul is safe in heaven". submitted by Leona Reed 2/27/06"
Springer, August G (1869-1956) “Augustus A G Springer. Death: Feb 1956; Birth: 9-27-1869, Germany. Married. Father: Fred Springer. Mother: unobtainable. Buried: Edwall, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Gus Springer Dies; Was Pioneer at Edwall. A G (Gus) Springer of Edwall died Monday night, Feb 6, at his home in Edwall. He was a resident of the Edwall area for some 60 years. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb 9, at 11 a.m. from the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaegers in Spokane, with Rev Clyde Hall officiating. Burial was in the Edwall Cemetery. Surviving Mr Springer are his wife, Ella, at the home; son, Earl, Lewiston, Idaho; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Mary Devenish, Edwall; and Anna McKinney, Yakima; brother, Fred Springer of Spokane; 3 nieces and 4 nephews. An obituary will be published later.” (Citizen: 2-10-1956)
Springer, Ella H (1876-1958)
Stack, Barney E (1852-1970) “An 18-year-old Edwall youth died Monday morning of injuries suffered in a one car accident last Saturday night. Barney Stack, the son of Mr and Mrs Cortney Stack, received severe head injuries when the car he was driving failed to make a curve on the Bluestem road south of Davenport. Stack was thrown from the car as it rolled three and one half times. Officers at the scene said it appeared he hit his head on a fence post when he was thrown 12 feet from the car. State Trooper Jack Obenland, who investigated the accident, said Stack and three others in the car were on their way to the Reardan-Liberty Bi-County championship game at Davenport when the accident occurred. Obenland said the car had a flat tire shortly before the accident and the boys had gotten out of the car to change it. Obenland said when the boys reentered the car they did not refasten their seat belts... which they had been wearing prior to the flat. Obenland said the car was Westbound on the Bluestem road toward the Davenport-Harrington road when the driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve. He hit the brakes but slid into the ditch where it rolled about three times, coming to rest on the right side. The car, which Stack had just recently acquired, was a total loss. Three other boys in the car received minor injuries. They were Dennis E Reed, 17, of Edwall, who suffered head cuts; Randy E Krigge, 15, Sprague; and James A Reiha, Edwall, who suffered a broken collar bone. The injured were treated at the Lincoln Hospital. Funeral services for the Stack boy are scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Church at Sprague. The Rev Francis Klontz will officiate and Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville is in charge of arrangements. Barney was a senior at Sprague high school where he was president of the Student Body. He was an honor student and has been active in basketball and football. He was a delegate to Boy’s State last year, representing the high school. He belonged to the Sprague Community Church and was active in the church’s youth group. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Cristi and Suzi, who attends Seattle Pacific College; a brother, David at the home; his grandfather, Oscar Polanske of Edwall and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The students of Sprague high school have established a memorial fund in honor of Barney.” (Davenport Times: 2-26-1970, photo of automobile) Inez Polenske, daughter of Mr and Mrs Oscar Polenske of Edwall, and (Keith) Courtney Stack were married on Sept 7, 1946 in Spokane. Courtney was born Nov 2, 1924, a son of Michael G and Olive Matilda (McQuillan) Stack. Michael ‘Gary’ Stack was the son of the immigrant from Ireland, Michael Stack, born in 1832. (The Polenske Family History)
Stack, Michael (see Fairmont Cemetery, d.
Staffore/Stafford, infant: (added: 1908) “An infant daughter of Mr and Mrs A P Staffore, of Edwall, died last week when only five days old.” (Citizen: 11-27-1908; burial not researched)
Stoody, son of Mr (added: d. 1901) “A sad accident happened
Saturday at the home of Robert McLaren a few miles from here. The eight year old
son of Mr Stoody was thrown from a horse and dragged to death. The remains were
laid to rest in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Davenport Tribune: 7-11-1901, Edwall
(Strauss surname: Harry Strauss, b. 2-07-1899, s/o Chris Strauss of Edwall, and h/o Hazel Kennedy, died Sept 6, 1941 with burial in Riverside Park Cemetery. (see Citizen: 9-12-1941; marriage notice in Aug 19, 1927)
Strauss, Kate (1871-1943; w/o Chris) “Mrs Katie Strauss, died: 3 June 1943. Edwall Cemetery.” (Edwall Methodist Ledger) “Katie Strauss. Residence: Edwall, WA. Birth: Aug 16, 1871, Cowling. Death: June 3, 1943, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, WA. Aged: 71 yrs 9 mos 17 days. Wife of Chris. Female, Married, White. Housewife. Father: Phillip Schmidt born IN; Mother: Anna Bosecker, born Germany. Physician: Dr R E Nelson, of Davenport, WA. Burial: Edwall Cemetery. Funeral Service at Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Interment: 6-05-1943.” (Sprague Mortuary Ledger)
Strauss, Chris (1865-1948) “Mr Chris Strauss. White. Charge to Ed Strauss, Mead, WA. How Secured: Ship In. Funeral: 5-16-1948 at Edwall, at 2 p.m. Clergyman: F M Filbert, of Opportunity. Death: Kent, WA. Retired farmer. Protestant. Interment: Edwall Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary Ledger)
Thorp, infant s/o WR (added: 1901) “The infant son of Mr and Mrs W R Thorp died last Thursday and was buried Saturday. The afflicted parents have our sincere sympathy.” (Davenport Tribune: 3-07-1901)
Thorp, George W (Jan 20, 1851-May 25, 1907; shared stone w/ Mary E) See also History of Big Bend, 1904.
Thorp, Mary E (June 7, 1858-Jan 7, 1940; shared stone w/ George) “Mrs Mary Ellen Thorpe, a pioneer of the Edwall region, passed away Sunday in Spokane where she made her home the past 12 years at N. 3603 Normandy. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Anna K Retter, Tyler, and Mrs Grace B Doolittle, Spokane; four sons, George A Thorpe, Edwall, W R Thorpe, Spokane, A R Thorpe, Edwall and Clarence Thorpe of Montgomery, Alabama; sisters, Mrs Mattie Brown, Eureka, CA; and Mrs Eliza Rowley, Fortuna, CA; brother: Christ Devenish, Colville, WA; 20 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge No. 92, Reardan and the Central Christian Church, Spokane. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan 10, at 11:30 a.m. from the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home and burial was in the Edwall Cemetery. Dr H A VanWinkle was officiating clergyman.” (Citizen: Jan 12, 1940)
Thorp, Gertrude Fry (1882-1944; shared stone w/ Wm)
Thorp, William (1878-1963; shared stone w/ Gertrude) “One of the most impressive weddings that has occurred in this vicinity took place Wednesday evening, March 21, at the home of Mr and Mrs Charles Fry, near Edwall, when their eldest daughter, Gertrude, was united in marriage to William R Thorp, of Edwall. Promptly at 7 o’clock the young couple appeared in the parlor neatly attired where, in the presence of a number of relatives, they were pronounced husband and wife by the Rev Geo Koch, of Edwall. Immediately following the ceremony a sumptuous wedding dinner was enjoyed by all present. Mr Thorp is an industrious farmer and his chosen companion is also well acquainted with farm life, so without doubt, peach and prosperity await them. The happy couple will make their future home on a farm near Edwall. May joy and abundant success accompany them through life.” (LCT: 3-30-1900)
Thorp, Emily (1882-1953) “Emma Thorpe. Died: 3-09-1953. Married.” (Edwall Methodist Ledger)
Thorp, George A (1874-1960)
Tuttle, baby Boy (1945-1945)
Tuttle, Baby Boy (1946-1946)
Tuttle, Baby Boy (1941-1941)
Tuttle, Josephine (1854-1938) Edit: Josephine Pierce Tuttle was the wife of Rufus James Tuttle. The daughter of Seth and Rachel Pierce, Josephine was born May 13, 1854 and died 2 May 1938.
Tuttle, Rufus J (1848-1927) Edit: Rufus James Tuttle, son of Josiah and Elizabeth Tuttle, was born Feb 14, 1848 in WI and died at Newport, WA, on June 15, 1927. He married Josephine Pierce on Sept 1, 1867 in Iowa. “The funeral of R J Tuttle was held from the ME Church Sunday. Mr Tuttle had lived in Edwall many years, until two years ago when he moved to Newport, where he died June 15.” (Citizen: Edwall Column: 6-24-1927)
Tuttle, Ara (1869-(_____) Ara Lester Tuttle was born May 8, 1869 and died July 17, 1928. “Erie Tuttle, a former resident of Edwall, was killed in an auto accident near Newport Monday. Mr Tuttle was riding a bicycle and in going around a curve collided with the auto. He died that day in a Newport hospital. Funeral services were held in Edwall in the Methodist Church Friday afternoon.” (Citizen: Edwall Column: 7-27-1928)
Tuttle, Ezra (1875-1917) “Isra (sic) Tuttle is seriously ill with blood poison in his left hand caused from a cut.” (Citizen: Edwall Column: 10-13-1916) “Ezra James Tuttle died Oct 10th, at the home of his parents at the age of 41 years. The funeral was held Wednesday at 11 o’clock at the ME Church, Rev E J Snell conducting the services. He leaves a father, mother, sister, Mrs Mace Herman, two brothers, William and Jesse, and four children.” (Citizen: 10-20-1916) Ezra married Eunice Scotton on March 28, 1903.
Tuttle, William (1888-1920) “Mrs Tuttle, Mrs Herman and Jesse Tuttle went to Spokane last week to see their son and brother William, who is quite ill at the Sacred Heart Hospital.” (Citizen: 3-26-1920) “William Tuttle, age 32, died May 5 at Sacred Heart hospital of cancer of the head. Funeral services were held at the ME Church Friday at 2 o’clock. Rev M R Braun conducted the services. He leaves to mourn his loss, a father, mother, two sisters and a brother. Burial occurred in the Edwall Cemetery.” (Citizen: 5-14-1920)
Edwall Cemetery Death Records, Edwall, Washington submitted
to the WAGenWeb February, 2006 by Marge Womach
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