Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...D

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Dammel, Elizabeth Womach

“Elizabeth Dammel, long time Mohler resident, died December 4, 2012,  at home at the age of 101. She was the first daughter born to John Peterson Nyberg and Alma Harshbarger Nyberg, in Greenacres , WA on May 21, 1911.  Elizabeth was known as Betty Nyberg when she graduated from North Central High School in Spokane , acquired her teaching credentials from Cheney Normal and became teacher at the Liberty Lake school house. She married Ernest Womach in June 1936 and they moved to the Womach homestead near Mohler. They purchased the John Shields farm in Mohler and also the Mohler school teacher’s cottage, from which she taught piano lessons. Some of her students were Donna and Karlene Knapp, Darlene Miller, Donna Hambright and Gloria Werner.  She attended the Mohler Methodist Church and sometimes filled in as pianist.   From 1948 to 1953 they lived in Spokane Valley where Ernest was involved in real estate sales. In 1953 their home in Mohler was completed and with their two adopted children they returned to Mohler and farming.  Elizabeth has since continuously lived in this home. She found time to work with the county 4-H group and was a leader of the Boy Scouts for a period of time. She was active in Order of Eastern Star on the local and state levels. Elizabeth attended the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Harrington from 1953 to 1965, and served as pianist with Naomi Kruger at the organ from 1955 to 1965. Ernest died  June 12, 1956, just two days prior to their 20th anniversary. Elizabeth remained on the farm with her two children. She managed the farm and hired Marvin Hambright to do the farming.    Elizabeth met Carl Dammel some years previous to their courtship in 1964 and they were married Jan 3, 1965 at a small wedding at Elizabeth ’s farm home. Carl gave up his home in Odessa and moved to Mohler. They attended the Congregational Church in Odessa where Elizabeth made many new friends. They enjoyed traveling and golfing together.  Elizabeth loved to entertain and participated in the Mohler Women’s Club from her early move to Mohler in 1936 to its closing in the 1980s. Even then, the club women would organize card parties and socials while they were able. In 1987 Elizabeth became legally blind with macular degeneration, which curtailed her ability to read, play the organ, sew and braid rugs. Her other loves: playing the piano, little children, flowers, baking and cooking remained with her nearly to the end.  Carl passed away in Odessa on April 19, 2007, after 42 years of marriage to Elizabeth .  Elizabeth was preceded in death by two older brothers, Harold and Clarence Nyberg and two younger sisters, Annabelle Eisele and Janet Snyder, nephew Lauren Eisele, and two husbands. She is survived by son Jasper Womach of Alexandria, VA, daughter Marjorie Womach at the home, step-son Stanley Dammel of Odessa, WA, daughters-in-law Marilynne Black and Debbie Dammel, youngest sister Retha Deyoe of Vicksburg, MS; sister-in-law Rose Dammel Law; grandchildren Ronald Womach, Curtis Womach, Steven Learned, Todd and Troy Dammel, Denise Kliskey, Melinda and Elaine, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Services under the direction of Strate Funeral Home of Davenport will be held Saturday, December 8, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harrington.” ( Odessa Record: 12-07-2012

Daniel, Parry, (see Peary, Dan)

Daniels, Lillian Dale (McCue) ---

Davidson, James A.,

James A. Davidson died suddenly Monday of acute pulmonary edema. James Alfred Davidson was born March 29, 1888 at Soldiers Grove, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin. During his college years he resided with his uncle, Alfred Davidson, who was at that time governor of Wisconsin. Young Jim was a page boy in the state senate. This veteran merchant’s grocery business career began when he was 12 years old, as a helper. He advanced from that position to a one-time part owner of a grocery business at Dusty, WA and manager of several chain stores. Mr. Davidson and Miss Minnie Thompson were married in 1912. To them were born a daughter Dorothy (Mrs. Walter Morrison) and a son Robert. He is survived by these. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-3 Dec 1954)

Davidson, Minnie M., ---- d. 1963

Mrs. James A. Davidson died Dec 24, 1963 in Spokane, where she had underwent treatment for cancer. Miss Minnie Thompson and J A Davidson were married in 1912. They resided in Troy, MT before coming to Harrington Nov 11, 1934, where they worked in the Burgans Store here. Mr. Davidson died of a heart attack on Nov 30, 1954. Burial was beside her husband in Hillcrest. Surviving Mrs. Davidson are her two children, Dorothy (Mrs. Walter Morrison) and Robert Davidson; also a sister Mrs. Frank Gano of Grandview. (Dav. Times- 2 Jan 1964)

Davins, Geneva (Washburn) Matherly

Mrs. Phillip B. Davins died at her Harrington home Sunday (Jan 26, 1935), the final cause of her demise being apoplexy. Geniva Washburn Davins was born in Clacamas Co, OR, Jan 10, 1877. Early in the 1900’s she settled on a homestead in Lord’s Valley. On Sept 25, 1903 she married Harry L. Matherly of Bluestem. A son and daughter were born to this union. From 1904-1914 the family resided in Canada. The husband and son preceded her in death. On May 31, 1916 she married Phillip B. Davins and made her home since on the brow of the hill overlooking Harrington. She is survived by her widower, Phillip B. Davins, a daughter, Mrs. Harold Lynch; two brothers, George and James Washburn; 3 sisters, Mrs. Louise Riss, Mrs. Anna Hirons and Mrs. Ella Swink.  Interment was in beautiful Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-1 Feb 1935) Geneva Davins: Died: 27 Jan 1935 at Harrington, Wa.; Birth: 10 January 1877, Clacamus, Or; Spouse:  Phillips S. Davin; Father: unknown Washburn born IL; Mother: Eliza Hammond, born IL; Burial: Hillcrest, Harrington, Wa (Lincoln Health death card)

Davis, Alice, (see Cox)

Davis, Charles M., ---- d. 1954

“Charles M Davis. Birth: Jan 3, 1869. Died: April 30, 1954. Burial: Block 6 Lot 50.” ( Harrington City Hall cemetery records)

Davis, Elizabeth Ann

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Davis, 92, who passed away in Spokane, was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death in 1890. The Davises were early pioneer farmers and lived west of the J. J. Cormana farm. Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Anderson, son, Chas Davis, sister, Mrs. Sarah Main. Funeral services had been held at Hazen & Jaeger and the cortège came to Harrington for the burial. (Citizen-13 Mar 1936)

Davis, George E .,

Funeral services for G. E. Davis, who was drowned in Blue Lake last week Wednesday night, were conducted from Bumgarner Funeral Home in davenport Monday. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Davis was born in Winston, MO, in 1880 and in 1906 went to Wyoming. He and his family came to Harrington in 1925 where he was local agent for the Continental Oil Co. He and Mrs. Davis operated the Regina Lunch stand. In 1933 Mr. Davis purchased a pool hall at Coulee City, and he and Mrs. Davis have since resided there. Mr. Davis gave his life trying to rescue a fellowman who was an older man and who was struggling in the water following the capsizing of his boat. The forces of nature were too strong, and both men drowned. (Citizen-16 June 1939) Thursday morning’s Spokesman-Review told of the believed drowning Wednesday (7th) evening in Blue Lake, 10 miles southwest of Coulee City, of George Davis and A. R. Thompson. (Citizen-9 June 1939)

Davis, Iris (Charlton) Brown

Iris Charlton Davis (Mrs. N. E.) of Portland, OR, passed away Sunday night after many months of hospitalization. She was taken to the hospital in Jan 1965 and in a few weeks transferred to a nursing home. Early in her illness she lapsed into a coma from which she did not recover. Daughter of Mrs. Ethel Charlton and the late Ira Charlton, Iris was born and reared here. Iris and Dan Brown were married, and resided on the coast. Twin daughters were born to them, but did not survive. Dan died in March 1947. Some months later Iris was married to N. E. Davis. In 1959 the Davises moved to Oregon. Surviving her besides her husband, are sons Kevin, Terry and Gale; 2 step-sons, Alan and Daren; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Charlton; brother Robert Charlton and sister Elma Hearn. Last rites were held in Portland. (Dav. Times-16 June 1966) (Harrington City Hall shows Iris Davis buried in Block 2 Lot 58.)

Davis, Mark W.,

Mark W. Davis (34)—Passed away May 5, 1992 after a long illness. His home, Cheney, WA. He is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. His guardians, Vera and Pastor Claire T Richards. Funeral services will be held May 11, 1992. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. (Spokesman-Review)

Davis, Mary --- d. 7-29-1894

Davis, Myra (Williams)

Mrs. Myra Davis passed away at Deaconess hospital last week Thursday of complications following surgery. Mrs. Davis was born near Eldon, Iowa, Feb 2, 1882. She moved with her parents to MO when she was very small. Here she met and married G E Davis. They moved to Casper, WY, where two daughters were born. In the fall of 1926 they moved to Harrington where Mr. Davis owned a service station. In 1933 they moved to Coulee City where Mr. Davis passed away 12 years ago. After his death, Mrs. Davis moved to Harrington and resided with her daughter, Mrs. Harold Turner. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Baptist church in WY. Three years ago she returned to MO to see her 91 year old mother, who was ill and passed away at that time. Surviving Mrs. Davis are two daughters, Mrs. Harold Turner (Leatha) and Mrs. Robert Vernon (Evelyn); sisters, Mrs. Eva Dinneen, Mrs. Pearl Boltz, Mrs. Fern Mullinex; brother, Dewey Williams. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-26 Sept 1952)

Davis, Ruth Julianne, --- d. 1-12-73  

“Ruth Juleanne Neumann Davis. Age 33. Died: Jan 12, 1973. Buried: Jan 17, 1973. Block 2 Lot 64.” ( Harrington City Hall cemetery records)“Ruth Juleanne (Neumann) Davis.—Her home, 23 4th St, Cheney, WA. Mother of Mark William Davis of the home, Cheney, WA; daughter of Eugenia Neumann of the home, Cheney; niece of Eileen Palmen, Sandpoint, Idaho; Richard D Baker, San Diego, CA; Clifford Baker, Long Beach, CA; Robert Baker of Lawrenceville, VA; numerous cousins. Attended Cheney Community Church. Lived in the area for 33 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan 17, at 11 a.m. from the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, the Rev Clair T Richards officiating. Graveside services Wednesday, Jan 17 at 2 p.m. at Harrington, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 1-16-1973)

Davis, Sally M .,

Aunt Sally Davis Dies In Peaceful Slumber.  When Harrington friends bade goodbye to Aunt Sally Davis several weeks ago when she left to make her home with relatives following a visit during the summer months with old-time friends, little did they realize that ‘good-bye’ was to be forever in this world. But a Divine Power willed it so. Death came to Aunt Sally in her sleep very early Saturday morning, at Wilbur where she had recently gone. She was ill and was being cared for by a nurse who talked with her at 1 o’clock that morning, but when she returned to the patient at six, she had slipped peacefully away.  Writes Story of Her Own Life. From pages of her life’s story prepared by Aunt Sally for the day it would be needed, we report the outstanding events of her life.  Sally Goodwin Davis, or Aunt Sally as she loved to be called, was born in Union Co, KY on Jan 25, 1866 and passed away June 29, 1946 at Wilbur, WA. She reached the age of 80 years, 5 months and 4 days. As a girl of 7 years, she came with her parents to KS, where her father took a homestead. They lived for 15 years in the Indian Territory of the Cherokee tribe. At the age of 14 she was converted and baptized in the Baptist church. On Aug 8, 1888 she was united in marriage with Gipson Davis in Baxter Springs, KS.  They lived for a while in New Mexico where Mr. Davis was in business. To Washington Territory in 1889. In 1889 they moved to WA Territory where they took a homestead near Wilbur, living there for 7 years; from there they traveled in a covered wagon to Northport, Stevens Co. Later they moved to Medical Lake where they resided 31 years, then to Harrington which was Mrs. Davis’ home from 1933 to the time of her moving away several weeks ago. Pays Glowing Tribute to Evangelical Church and Members.  Here she united with the Evangelical church and she said often: ‘I was very happy to do so—I found so much friendliness and kindness in the church.’  She was also a member of the Ladies Aid and later joined the Woman’s Missionary Society. She often said ‘Hearing the stories of the results of missionary work in the far away places where our boys were sent, made a missionary lady out of me.’  In 1913 she joined the Eastern Star chapter at Medical Lake as a charter member; a few years earlier she joined the Rebekah order. She maintained her membership in these orders, and recently was issued a life membership in Eastern Star.  Mrs. Davis closed her autobiography with these words: ‘I was always proud to say—I was a real pioneer and I loved the life and friendliness of the people.’  Surviving Mrs. Davis are 3 brothers, Jim Goodwin, Davenport; Eli Goodwin, Spokane; and Perry Goodwin in Montana; 2 sisters, Mrs Florence Hartley in Kansas and Mrs. Fanny Griffin in California; and an adopted daughter, Jeanette Carr, and two grandchildren; besides nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Last rites for Aunt Sally were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Evangelical church, with the Jeru Funeral Home of Medical Lake in charge. Reverend William Glaeser was clergyman in charge. Mrs. George Norin and Mrs. Lloyd Talkington sang ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Rock of Ages’, family requests. Mrs. C. A. Scott accompanied at the piano. Pallbearers were Dean Armstrong, Buriage Armstrong, R. D. Sauer, Herbert Defabaugh, Richard Sauer, and Walter Sauer. Eastern Star Order Conducts Rites At Hillcrest Cemetery. The Medical Lake chapter of Eastern Star conducted the Star ritualistic funeral rites at Hillcrest cemetery where Aunt Sally was laid to rest. Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who came for the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Goodwin and Phoebe Ann, Davenport; Eli Goodwin, Mr. and Mrs. Zealand Goodwin, Mrs. Lottie MacArthur, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. MacArthur, and Mrs. Earl Defabaugh, Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Eli Duncan, Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Goodwin, Wenatchee; Mrs. L. J. Dachwald, Whitefish, Montana; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waldon, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Fishback, Medical Lake, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Pettijohn, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ivy, Davenport.”   (Citizen-5 July 1946)

Davis, William H., --- d. 1890

Mr. Davis of Sage Brush Draw, who was kicked and trampled by his horse survived but a few days and was buried at Harrington a week ago last Tuesday. His sister and daughter did not arrive from Waitsburg until the funeral was being preached. (Sprague Herald-27 Aug 1890)

Defabaugh, Florence A.,

Florence A. Defabaugh—Passed away March 9, 1976 in Spokane. Mother of Mrs. Paul (Rena) Sturmer, Spokane; Miss Esther Defabaugh, Denver, CO; Robert Defabaugh, Livingston, MT. 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Fannie Hambright, Spokane; Numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. (Spokesman-Review)

Defabaugh, Hazel ---

[Hazel Mae Burge was born in Sprague, WA on April 8, 1894 to James Harland Burge and Mahala Emaline Hill Burge. She was the only surviving child of her parents. A brother Glenn and sister Blanche were born earlier and died in infancy. Hazel married Noah Herbert Defabaugh on Oct 15, 1917 in Lincoln Co. Herb and Hazel were the parents of five children: Cleda Mae Defabaugh Klett Tipton, Norma Jean Defabaugh Davis, Glenna Faye Defabaugh Timm, Delores Jeanette Defabaugh Drazey, and Sharon Rae Defabaugh (Sharon died at birth in 1939). Hazel died in Harrington on Nov 13, 1975.]

Defabaugh, Marquis Earl, --- d. 1969

Defabaugh, Noah Herbert

Herb Defabaugh passed away April 13, 1959 at his home in Harrington. He was stricken with arthritis several years ago. Last week he had the flu which aggravated his condition. Lately he had been in constant pain. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Defabaugh are his wife, Hazel, and daughter, Cleda (Mrs. Philip Klett), Jean (Mrs. Ernest Davis), Glenna (Mrs. Chester Timm), and Dolores Defabaugh; six brothers, Harvey, Earl, Ernest, Benton, Dave and Walter; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Agin and Mrs Helen Wolf. (Citizen-17 Apr 1959) Noah Herbert Dafabaugh was born March 27, 18901 at Tempton, MO. His parents were Rosa and Marques Defabaugh. Herb came to Harrington in 1911 and worked mainly at the L P Turner ranch. Oct 15, 1917 Herb and Miss Hazel Mae Burge were married. Five daughters were born to them. Sharon Rae preceded him in death. The Defabaughs have farmed 5 miles west of town 28 years. (Apr 24, 1959)

Dehnert, Kimberly Dee

Funeral services were held Oct 9 at Harrington for Kimberly Dee Dehnert, who died Oct 5, 1978 at the Odessa hospital at the age of 15. Her home was in Mohler, WA, and she was born on Nov 3, 1962 in Freemont, CA. She was a member of the sophomore class of Harrington HS and a member of the Nazarene Church. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Mercer, Mohler; father, Richard Dehnert, San Jose, CA; a sister, Tammy Dehnert; a step-sister, Mrs. Terrie Rehn; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Tindle, Mr. & Mrs. George Steininger; Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Dehnert. Interment was held at Hillcrest cemetery. (Dav. Times-Oct 1978)

Dehnhoff, Edna M., (Sherwood) Cockle

Funeral services were held Dec 28 for Mrs. Edna M. Dehnhoff. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Edna Sherwood was born March 14, 1887 at Eddyville, Lincoln Co, NV, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Malcom Sherwood. She came west in 1904. In 1905 she married Edwin Cockle and they farmed near Harrington. Mr. Cockle died in 1917. In 1919 Mrs. Cockle was married to Robert Dehnhoff and they moved to Oregon. In 1932 they returned to WA and resided at Kennewick. Mrs. Dehnhoff died in a Spokane hospital Christmas. She had been ill several years. Survivors are Robert H. Dehnhoff; daughters, Hazel Wright, Sadie and Zelda Svatonsky of Kennewick; one son, Dalla Cockle, of Benton City; sister Mae Kitt of Harrington, and brother E O Sherwood. (Citizen-30 Dec 1955)

Depner, Adolph

Adolph Depner, son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Depner of this city, died of yellow jaundice at Spokane on Monday, Sept 2, 1918 of this week. The young man had just attained his 21st birthday. The remains were shipped back to Harrington. (Citizen-6 Sept 1918)

Depner, Frank (Blk 4 Lot 17)

“Birth: Feb 7, 1927; Died: July 13, 2008; Burial: July 17, 2008.” ( Harrington City Hall records) “Frank Depner. Born: Feb 7, 1927, Cheney, WA Passed Away: July 13, 2008, Tacoma, WA. Graveside Services: Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 2 p.m., Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Casket Bearers: David Depner, Eddie Depner, August Depner, Stanley Depner, Tommy Depner, Wendi Dunlap.  Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Oda Depner, First wife, Mary Ann and second wife, Martle Depner. He leaves behind: Eldest son August Paul Depner and his wife, Mary Ann of Ames; Son Stanley J. Depner and his wife Nancy of Monroe; Eldest daughter Sandy Singh of Spokane; Daughter Shawna Depner of Tacoma; Also four grandchildren: Wendi May Dunlap of Spokane; David F. Depner and wife Darci of Arlington; Thomas E. Depner and wife Lindsey of Marysville; Edwin C. Depner of Monroe; and four great granddaughters: Jazzmine Mae Green Dunlap of Spokane; Mackenzie R .Depner of Arlington; Melody Joy Depner of Marysville; Abbie R. Depner of Arlington.” (Funeral Program)

Depner, Frederick

Fred Depner who came to this territory about 50 years ago, and who retired and moved to Spokane several years ago, passed away at his home Monday, Sept 18, 1939. Born in Germany June 20, 1868, Mr. Depner first came to Canada, and thence to the US, locating west of town. Fred served during the World War, enlisting at Fort Wright Oct 2, 1917, and served 16 months with the 23rd engineers in the 2nd Division in France. He has been away from Harrington permanently since 1924 when he went to Bellflower, CA to work in the oil fields. Surviving Mr. Depner are his widow, Henrietta; sons, Gus, Fred, Sam C., George; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Hilleker; one brother, Gus Depner of MT and another brother in Germany. (Citizen-22 & 29 Sept 1939)

Depner, George W., ---- d. 1953

George Depner, former Harringtonian, died at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, Oct 20, 1953. Cause of death was pneumonia. George was born to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Depner Sr., Apr 22, 1902 at Davenport, WA. When he was about a year old, his parents moved to a farm in the Harrington area, now operated by Gus Depner. He attended the local schools. In 1936 he moved to Spokane. He is a veteran of WW II. He is survived by 2 daughters, Georgietta and Letta; a son, Calvin; sister, Helen Hilliker; brothers, Gus, Fred and Sam Depner. Funeral services will be Oct 24. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in the family plot with his parents. (Citizen-23 Oct 1953)

Depner, Gustav F., …d. 1960

Gus Depner died at Deaconess hospital April 30, 1960 of a heart attack. Gus Depner was born to Fred and Henrietta Depner, June 10, 1893 in Woolsey, Sask., Canada. The family moved to the Rocklyn community in 1897, then to Harrington in 1904. After the marriage of Gus and Oda Mae Lowe, the couple moved to the farm which was their home until the recent move to Spokane. Surviving Mr Depner are, besides his wife Mae, a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Antosz (Regina); sister, Mrs. Helen Hilliaker; brothers, Fred Depner of CA; and Sam Depner of Roseburg, Oregon. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-5 May 1960)

Depner, Henrietta, …d. 1946

Depner, Mary Ann, ---d. Nov 3, 1990

Depner, Oda Mae (Lowe)

Oda Mae Depner—Passed away Oct 26, 1987 in Spokane. Her home, Spokane. Mother of Regina Antosz, Frank B. Depner; sister of Velma Lund, Eva Smith, Jessie Clemans, Leland Lowe; preceded in death by her husband Gus F. Depner, 1960. Resided on wheat farm near Harrington for many years. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. (Spokesman-Review) “Oda M Depner, 80, of Spokane, died in that city Oct 26, 1987. Mrs. Depner was a former longtime resident of Harrington.  She was born Nov 29, 1906 in Fromberg, MT. S h e and her husband, Gus F. Depner, farmed in the Harrington area for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960.  Mrs. Depner then moved to Spokane.  She was a member of the Lidgerwood Evangelical Church of Spokane, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the Bluestem Grange. Survivors include: her son, Frank B Depner of Tacoma; a daughter, Regina Antosz of Spokane; three sisters, Velma Lund of Kalispell, MT, Eva Smith of Idaho Falls, ID, and Jessie Clemans of Polson, MT; a brother, Leland Lowe, also of Polson; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge.” ( Davenport Times:  10-29-1987); 

DePue, Austin V.,

Sunday night Austin V. DePue, who has made his home of late years with his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Lamp, died suddenly of heart failure, having been found dead in bed the following morning. He was born in Manon, Clay Co, Iowa, Dec 9, 1845. His parents were among the very early settlers in that county. He was married to Susan Ann James in Dec 1868. In 1882 they moved to SD, where they resided until 1903. In that year they moved to WA. Nine years ago Mrs. DePue died and lies buried in the Harrington Cemetery. Five children were born to them, one died in infancy and the rest are living: Mrs. Mabel Laverty, Albert V. DePue, Samuel H. DePue and Mrs. Ernest Lamp. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-12 Nov 1920)(His death certificate is on file at Lincoln Co Auditor’s office, but was erroneously filed under the name: Alfred Van DePue.)

DePue, Susan Ann (James)

Susan Ann James was born near Tammarth, NH, May 22, 1846 and with her parents moved to WI, from whence they moved to Volney, Iowa. Here she was united in marriage in 1870 with Austin V. DePue, where they engaged in farming until 1883, when they moved to Plankenton, SD for 20 years. Then Mrs. DePue moved to the State of WA where she resided until the time of her death on Aug 1, 1912. Unto this union were given 5 children, besides a foster child. Four of these survive her: Mrs. Ernest Lamp of Harrington; Albert DePue of Plankenton, SD; Mrs. Mable Stuck of Adrian, WA; S. E. DePue of Adrian, WA; and Annie James, her foster daughter, whom she reared from a babe of 18 months. For some time Mrs. DePue has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Lamp, where she died of heart failure. The funeral was held from the Lamp home six miles west of town on August 3, and the remains were interred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-9 Aug 1912)

DeSpain, Charles A .,

Charles A. DeSpain was born near Eugene, Lane Co, Oregon, March 22, 1867, and was married to Miss Nellie Johnson of Harrington, at Ritzville, on Dec 4, 1890. He departed this life at Harrington June 14, 1934, following a 4 weeks’ illness with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Surviving the departed are his widow, Nellie; one son, Jerry; one daughter, (Ethel) Mrs. H. P. Kramer; and one brother, William DeSpain. Mr. DeSpain came to WA Territory in 1881, locating in the lower Crab Creek region. He rode the range and buckerooed for Bigham and the “J. S.” breaking horses and practically living in the saddle.  In 1920 he went to Casper, WY and homesteaded in 1926; he came back to Harrington in 1932, locating on a farm 12 miles west of Harrington. His father was James DeSpain and his mother, May Skinner, both born in KY. (Citizen-22 June 1934) (Nellie Johnson DeSpain later married Carl G. Anderson and she died in Seattle on Aug 6, 1959.-Citizen 4 Sept 1959)

DeSpain, Jerry

Jerry DeSpain, resident of Spokane 39 years, and prior to that a resident of Harrington, died this week. Last rites were held Tuesday from Smith Funeral Home. Cremation followed. Surviving Mr. DeSpain are his wife, Laur; one daughter, Mrs. John P. Adams; his mother, Mrs. Nell Anderson of Seattle. (Citizen-28 June 1957)

DeVore, Delmar Lee

“Delmar Lee DeVore of Davenport died March 18, 1989 in his home. He was 64.  Mr. DeVore was born Aug 21, 1924 to Ralph W. DeVore and Iva Billington DeVore in Lind. As a child he lived on the family farm and attended a small country school in Lind. In 1940 the family moved to the Mondovi area to farm. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1942. After graduation, Delmar enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Philippine Islands during WW II. In 1946, he was honorably discharged. He returned home to the family farm because of his love for farming. He married Ruth Warwick on Dec 11, 1957 in Davenport. Mr. DeVore’s loves were his family, farming, his yard and flowers and doing things for others. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He also like competitive games such as pool, cribbage, horseshoes and target shooting. He was a member of the Washington Wheat Growers Association, the Mondovi Grange, the Davenport Gun Club and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, at home; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Terry DeVore, Davenport; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tom Frees, Davenport; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Kenneth Devore and Lloyd DeVore, both of Lind; 2 sisters, Lola Bull of Clarkston and Louise Ladwig of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held March 21 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Rev James Buell officiated. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.”  (Dav. Times-23 Mar 1989)

DeVore, Ruth Warwick

“Ruth (Warwick) DeVore.—Passed away on March 7, 2010 in Davenport, WA. Born on Oct 22, 1916 at Setters, Idaho to William Rufus and Virginia Ethel (Cofer) Warwick. Attended grade school in Mohler, WA, and high school in Harrington, WA. Married Bill Whitney in 1937 and had one child, Nancy. Later they divorced and in 1957 she married Delmar DeVore and they had a son, David. Delmar was a farmer in the Bald Ridge area, near Davenport. In 1986 they retired and moved into Davenport. Preceded in death by her husband, Delmar DeVore, her parents, Rufus and Virgie Warwick; sisters, Mary Ethel Parsons, Wilba Reid, Frances Hardy, Geneva Warwick, and Alice Warwick; brothers, Roy Warwick, Glenn Warwick, Earl Warwick and Bill Warwick; and great granddaughter Mylah Frees. She is survived by children Nancy (Whitney) Landon and Scott, of Lind, WA, and David DeVore and Shirley of Davenport, WA. Her grandchildren include: Daniel DeVore, Davenport, WA; Sergeant First Class John (Becky) Cortez, Elk Grove, WA; Dalla (Jeri) Allen, Spokane, WA; Audrey (Michael) Largent, Colfax, WA; April (Chris) Conolley, Rathdrum, ID; Tamara ‘TJ’ (Jeremiah) Nave, Nine Mile Falls, WA; Tommy Frees, Spokane, WA; Timmy Frees, Spokane, WA; Andrew Landon, Spokane, WA; and Barry Landon, Federal Way, WA.  Her great grandchildren include: Jessica Shaffer and Ryan; Austin Corean, James, Rebekah and John Largent; Ember Minkovich; Paige, Whitney and Jaylynn Nave; Mariah and Makenah Frees; and Ian, Brianna and Elijah Cortez. She leaves behind brother-in-law Kenneth DeVore, Kennewick, WA and sisters-in-law, Lola Bull and Louise Ladwig, Clarkston, WA; and Ellen DeVore, Wasilla, AK. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, with Scott Landon officiating. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

Dew, Armstead

Died on Monday, Dec 8, 1902, Mr. Armstead Dew, aged 78 years. Mr. Dew was born in Anderson County, TN. He came to Washington last September, settling in Mohler. He was a carpenter by trade and is survived by a wife and 12 children. His death was caused by asthma. The funeral took place in the Baptist Church here on Tuesday, Rev A. A. Powers officiating. (Citizen Dec 12, 1902)

Dew, Eliza J.,  (Mrs. Armstead)

Mrs. E. J. Dew, better known as “Grandma” Dew, passed away at her home in Spokane, WA, Friday evening, Nov 10, 1921. Grandma was born in Anderson County, TN, Sept 24, 1849. At the age of 12 years she was converted and joined the Baptist church at Zion Hill, TN. In 1872 she was united in marriage to  Armstead Dew and to this union were born 6 children including: Mrs. Lotta Masters, Joe Dew, S. L. Dew, and C. B. Dew, all of Spokane, and Mrs. Levica Morgan and Mary M. Watson of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. These six and a brother, E. E. Hammock of Spokane, were all at her bedside when she passed away. At the time of her death Grandma Dew was a member of the Union Park Baptist Church of Spokane and the funeral services were held at that church by Rev J. N. Nelson on Nov 12. The body was taken to Harrington where it was laid to rest beside that of her husband who preceded her in death, having passed away Dec 8, 1902. The Rev E. C. Scott conducted the brief concluding services at the grave. (Citizen-Nov 25, 1921)

Dew, Samuel

Saturday’s Spokane Chronicle carries in its death column, the notice of the death of Sterling L. Dew, at 61 years of age. Mr. Dew was a former Harrington resident, and in the Mar 15, 1915 Citizen appeared the item of a surprise party given Mr. & Mrs. S. L. Dew on their 8th wedding anniversary on Feb 27. Mr. Dew died at his home in Spokane. Surviving him are his wife, Daisy L Dew, one daughter, Miss Frances G. Dew; two brothers, Joe and Dick Dew; 3 sisters, Mrs. Vica Morgan, Mrs. Mildred Watson and Mrs. Lottie masters. Funeral services were Wednesday from the Thornhill-Carey Funeral Home. Cremation followed. (Citizen-29 March 1940)

The ashes of Samuel were buried in Block 7 Lot 16 with Armstead Dew. Samuel’s ashes were interred June 29, 1941. (Compiled June 3, 1999)

DeWitt, (Miss) Evalyn Catherine

Miss Evelyn Catherine DeWitt, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. S. E. DeWitt died at Harrington on Aug 18, from heart failure, following a two weeks’ illness with typhoid fever. She was born Dec 25, 1894 at Summit South Dakota. The funeral services were conducted at the ME church Aug 19 and the remains were buried in the Harrington Cemetery. The sorrowing parents who reside on a farm 12 miles south of Harrington have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavement. The young lady was taken ill Aug 6 and moved to town the 12th, passing to that bourne from which no traveler returns, on the 18th. (Citizen-25 Aug 1911) (Wash. St. Board of Health, Register of Death. Female, white, Born Dec 25, 1895 in Summit, SD. 16 yrs; died Aug 17, 1911; typhoid fever. Father is Holsteon A. Knudson; Mother is Mary Jane Morgan, born Nebraska. Burial in Harrington, undertaker, J. E. Turner. Harrington City Hall shows this burial in Block 5 Lot 13. The register of death notes that the name was changed on the form by the court from Knudson; her tombstone reads DeWitt and is placed with Thomas DeWitt.)

DeWitt, Mary J. (Mrs.), --- d. 1948-TS

“The body of Mary Jane DeWitt of Colville , was brought here for burial in Hillcrest cemetery last week Wednesday. Cause of her death was coro nary thrombosis. Other members of the DeWitt family, who used to reside here, are buried there.” (Citizen: 4-16-1948) {Edit: 1910 Mohler Census: Denson E. DeWitt, 34; Mary J., 35; Thomas W., 19; Evalyn C., 15; Martha H., 13; Earnest A., 10; and Emma Peterson, 20.; Mary Jane was the daughter of Soleman E. Morgan and his wife, Jane. Mary Jane was born in Granville, Platte Co, Nebraska .}

DeWitt, Thomas M.

The officers of the Odd Fellows’ lodge of Harrington received a wire Tuesday announcing the death of one of their members, Thomas DeWitt, of Wallace, ID. The body was shipped here and burial occurred Thursday under the auspices of the IOOF. Deceased was 24 years of age and had lived in this section most of his life. He is survived by a mother, a sister, Martha, and a brother, Ernest, all of Cedonia, WA. The cause of death was pneumonia. (Citizen-15 Nov 1918)

Dietrich, Karl Christian

Karl Dietrich died at his home on the farm 17 miles northwest of Harrington, near Coffee Pot Lake, Thursday of last week (Sept 7, 1911), from gangrene from appendicitis. He was born in Switzerland, was 52 years of age, and by his death he leaves 7 children orphans. The funeral was held from the Evangelical church Saturday, the Rev R. D. Streyffeler conducting the service. (Citizen-15 Sept 1911)

Dietrich, Margaret (Brugger)

The death of Mrs. Margaret Dietrich, wife of Carl Dietrich, residing 15 miles west of Harrington, on Lake Creek, occurred Aug 22, 1907 at 9 AM.  Her death was a sudden and great shock, as it was unexpected. The disease, inflammation of the bowels, rapidly ran its course to a fatal termination. Mrs. Dietrich was born in Switzerland, March 1, 1863. Deceased was a sister of Chris Brugger, of Harrington. With her parents, and other members of the family, she came from Switzerland to the US in 1880, and they located in Brownstown, IL. Until March 1, 1904, she continued to reside in Illinois, and then came with the family to Harrington. Mrs. Dietrich leaves her husband and 7 children to mourn her sudden and untimely loss, the youngest being eight months old. (Citizen-30 Aug 1911

Dixon, Emily

Came Here in 1883.—Not conscious that the life thread of her 82 years was nearing its end, Mrs. Emily Dixon went Easter shopping Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Harrison Cox, and was enjoying the fun of the tour, but during the afternoon she was stricken with a heart attack and was taken to Deaconess Hospital. She soon rallied but suffered repeated attacks, the last one coming Saturday morning and from which she did not recover. Emily Kitt was born Oct 16, 1869 in Rochester, Kent County, England. She came with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Kitt, to the States in 1872 and settled in Nevada. The family moved to Walla Walla in 1880. In 1882 Mr. Kitt came to the Harrington area and in 1883 Mrs. Kitt and the family followed. Emily’s first schooling was received in a private home with the lady of the house as teacher. School terms were of three months duration, in the spring of the year. Later, the Kitt children either rode or walked six miles to school. Still later, a school house was moved into the Duck Lake area, which was four miles from the Kitts. Emily Kitt and Curtis Dixon were married Dec 1, 1897. They farmed in the Lamona area, on the place now owned by the Roy Wilsons. They built their home there in 1902, and the Wilsons found interesting old newspapers in the old house when they razed it in 1938 to build their new home. Mr. Dixon died in March, 1920 and is buried on the Coast near relatives. Mrs. Dixon was a member of the Evangelist Episcopal church, and the Magnolia Rebekah lodge No 123, at Harrington… Funeral services were held March 31 at the Community Church in Harrington. Pall bearers were George E Knapp, Chester Gilbert, Gus Swenson, Robert Stone, Finis Hambright, all of Harrington, and Jack Lowe of Spokane. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in the Kitt family plot. Mrs. Dixon is survived by her children, Leroy of Rathdrum and Mrs. Harrison Cox (Maude) of Spokane; 2 grandchildren, Dian Dixon and Richard Cox; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. F. M. Lynch (Alice Kitt) and brother Albert (Bert) Kitt, both of Harrington; a number of nieces and nephews. (Citizen Apr 4, 1952)

Dobson, Dorothy,  (Blk 7 Lot 80)

“Dorothy L. Dobson, age 80.—entered into rest Nov 16, 2001. Survived by two sons, Terry and his wife, Judy Dobson, Seattle, WA; Dennis Dobson, Spokane,WA; one daughter, Claudia and her husband, Don Warwick, Syringa, Idaho; five grandsons; five great grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Mae Lofgren, Yakima, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Leon, in 1995. They had been associated with A & K Meats of Spokane for 30 years. Member of the Unity Church of Truth, NuLife, the Elks Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, member of the Senior Environmental Corps, the Metaphysical Research Society, the Women’s Club, the South Hill Senior Center and the BOF. She had a compassion for wildlife, especially wolves, loved life and loved to dance. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 20, 2001 at Unity Church of Truth, Spokane. Riplinger Funeral Home in charge of cremation.” (Spokesman-Review; photo in original)

Dobson, Emma E.,

Mrs. Emma Dobson passed away at Odessa Memorial hospital, Dec 10, 1962. She had been ill a long time. The past three weeks she was in a coma, and Saturday she had a stroke which hastened her death. The death of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Kloster, two years ago was a severe grief for her to bear in her last years, since Grace had been a very close companion to her. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Dobson came in Sept to care for her in her home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times)

*Dobson, Leon Claude 

Memorial service for Leon Claude Dobson, 76, will be held Monday at Unity Church of the Truth, Spokane, Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dobson died Sunday in Reno, Nevada, while he was vacationing. He was born in Odessa, WA. He had served in the Navy during WW II. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Dobson; 2 sons, Terrance Dobson and Dennis Dobson; one daughter, Claudia Warwick; one sister, Florence Pavliska; one half-sister, Claudine West. (No dates)

Doggett, Dollie M., --- 8-31-45  

"Mrs. Dolly Doggett passed away at her home on the farm Friday evening about six o'clock, of a heart attack. She had not been ill, but felt poorly that day, and Mr. Doggett had come to town for medicine. Mrs. Doggett was in town Thursday visiting friends and no one, not even she, suspected the approaching end. Mrs. Doggett, who was 57 years old, was born at Georgetown, TN, and came with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. I. L. Runyan, to this district in 1902. In 1904 she was married to Dick Doggett and they moved to the farm, formerly owned by T. A. Hansard. Funeral services were conducted from the Evangelical church Tuesday.... Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her mother. Surviving her are Mr. Doggett, and their daughter, Mrs. Mae McGonigle of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Icy McCulley, San Francisco, and Mrs. Jennie Eldridge in TN; a brother, Jack (Eula) Runyan, Prosser, WA, and nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Those from out of town who came for the services were Mrs. McGonigle and her friend, Miss Melba Rutz of Portland; Mrs. Icy McCulley, Mrs. Pete Duncan of Black Diamond and her son-in-law and daughter, Capt and Mrs. Harold Hubbard (Tootsie); Jack Runyan and his son and daughter, Robert Runyan, chief petty officer in the coast guard who flew up from San Francisco, and Mrs. Dorothy Faxe of Grandview. Mrs. Duncan is the former Ruby Marler, niece of Mrs. Doggett, and daughter of Mrs. McCulley." (Harr. Citizen of Sept 7, 1945)

Dotson, Grant

Grant Dotson, aged 35 years, a brother of Mrs. F. A. Bayer, died of consumption at the home of his sister, in Sprague, last Saturday; the remains were buried in the Harrington cemetery Tuesday. (LCT-12 Dec 1902)

Douglass, Edna May ---

Douglass, Frederick C., ---

Douglas, Mary E .,

Mrs. Mary E. Douglas passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Williams in Spokane, Oct 19, 1935. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Oct 3. Born at West Point Landing, Kansas City, MO in 1853 and married there to Thomas T. Douglas in 1873, she with her family came to Harrington, WA in 1898 where she has since resided, with the exception of several years near Colville. A daughter, Odella, preceded her in death several years ago and her husband passed away in 1930. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Williams of Harrington, and Mrs. Harry Brown of Wenatchee; two sons, Fred of Marcus, WA, and A D of Colville, WA. Funeral services were conducted at the Harrington Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillcrest beside her husband. (Citizen-25 Oct 1935)

Douglass, Odella, --- 1926

Mrs. T. T. Douglass was called to Wenatchee last Friday by the illness of her daughter, Miss Odessa Douglass, who passed away Monday (May 31, 1926) of heart trouble. Miss Douglass was 45 years of age and had been of frail health all her life. She was born in Joplin, MO but moved to Harrington with her parents 28 years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church of Harrington. The body arrived here Monday. Burial was held in the Harrington cemetery. Deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. T. T. Douglass; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edgar Williams and Mrs. Harry Brown; and by 2 brothers, Archie and Fred Douglass. (Citizen-4 June 1926)

Douglass, Frederick C ---

“Former resident of Harrington, Frederick C. Douglass, died recently at his home in Colville.  Funeral services were held last Monday, Nov 7 in Colville. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tuesday, Nov 8, 1977. Born Dec 11, 1887 in Polo, MO, Douglass moved to Harrington at the age of 11. He married the former Edna Mae Hinshaw of Mohler in October of 1912. He leaves his wife, Edna, at the home; one daughter, Maebeth Wood of Alderwood Manor; and three sons, Wilbur Douglass of Colville, Eldon Douglass of Algona, and Lionel Douglass of Carson City, NV, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.” ( Davenport Times: 11-17-1977)

Douglass, Thomas T.

Thomas T. Douglas was born Aug 14, 1850 in Clinton Co, MO and died at Harrington, Sept 17, 1930. The funeral services were conducted Friday. Interment was under the direction of J E Turner Funeral Home. Mr. Douglas was united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth Calwell of Kansas City, MO, Jan 21, 1872. To this union were born 4 children: Mrs. Maude Williams, Harrington; Mrs. Grace Brown, Wenatchee; Arch Douglas, Colville; and Fred Douglas, Marcus, WA. These all survive him as also does his widow, 77, who makes her home with her daughter in Harrington. Mr. Douglas was a true pioneer. In his young manhood he was employed by Newman & Allen, a big cattle firm of Kansas City, as foreman and driver. He made Fort Laramie, Fort Hayes and other celebrated frontier points, and rode the range driving cattle and horses from Texas to Montana. In those days such duties subjected a man to contact with Indians and frontier life. He fought Indians and had encounters and adventures a plenty. He worked in the lead and zinc mines at Joplin, MO for 9 years after his marriage but quit this unhealthy calling. He moved his family to WA in 1898 and located on what afterwards was known as the Wallace Crowell place some 12 miles southeast of Harrington. From there he moved to Stevens Co in 1904 and homesteaded on a beautiful mountain bench 18 miles north of Colville… (Citizen-26 Sept 1930)

Dow, two babies of J. W., ---

Birth certificate of Velma Dow, born Sept 14, 1907, attest to two prior births to Mrs. J. W. Dow, both failing to survive at the date of this birth.  The two babies were the daughter of W. J. Dow, a barber, born in Canada, age 35 in 1907, and Ellen Billings, his wife, age 20 yrs, born in Boston, MA. Burial is shown in Block 6 Lot 36 of Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Drake, Edith B  (Blk 6 Lot 38)  Edith B Drake. Birth: March 23, 1873. Died: Jan 25, 1962. Burial: Jan 27, 1962.” ( Harrington City records)  “Graveside services for Mrs. Edith Drake, 88, were held at Hillcrest Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 27.  Mrs. Drake, who came from North Dakota six years ago to reside with her daughter, Evelyn Drake, at Longview, died in a nursing home at Longview where she had been ill  many months.  Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville was in charge of the services, and Rev Berton Connerly was officiating clergyman. Mrs. Drake (Edith Lamp) was a sister of the late Lamp Brothers—Edward, Ernest and W F and aunt of Ray Lamp of Spokane, and great aunt of Clare Houck of Harrington.  Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lamp and Chris of Spokane, and Miss Beatrice Johnson of Longview, joined Miss Evelyn     Drake, and the Clare Houcks here for the rites.” (Citizen: 2-01-1962)

Drake, Mabel (DePue)

Burial services for Mrs. S. E. Drake of Wenatchee were held Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, funeral services having been held at Wenatchee. Mrs. Drake was the former Mabel DePue, sister of the late Mrs. Ernest Lamp, and at one time resided here. Mrs. Drake had been ill two months and passed away in Wenatchee Monday. She was a victim of an automobile accident. Surviving Mrs. Drake are her widower and two daughters, Miss Ellen Laverty and Mrs. Irene Davisson, of E Wenatchee, and one son, Albert Eugene Stark, of Walla Walla. (Citizen-Dec 1937)

Drazey, Delores Defabaugh  (Blk 3 Lot 32)  Delores Jeanette Defabaugh Drazey. Born: March 22, 1932. Died: Aug 28, 1997, Lewiston , ID . Buried: Sept 22, 1997.” (Harrington City records; no local obit available)

Drinkard, Ella (Gilliam)

The death of Mrs. Ella Drinkard, wife of Mr. Frank Drinkard, occurred at her home near Mohler last Saturday night. Mrs. Drinkard was much loved and respected by the many who knew her, and her death was a great surprise and shock to them. She was born in Missouri 34 years ago. In her youth she came with her parents to California, and 17 years ago moved to this state. She was married to Mr. Drinkard in 1888. Beside her husband, three small children survive her. Mrs. Drinkard’s funeral took place on Monday morning, Rev A. A. Powers, assisted by Rev F. V. D. Garretson, officiating. The interment was in Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen Oct 11, 1901)

Drinkard, Frances H.,

Francis Hopkins Drinkard was born in VA on Dec 7, 1851 and died at Downs, WA, Dec 10, 1930, three days after celebrating his 79th birthday.  He was united in marriage with Miss Ella Gilliam, in CA, to this union four sons were born, three of whom survive him. They are Francis Leroy, John Taylor and Pearl Gilliam. Mrs. Drinkard and one son, Robert, preceded him in death several years ago. A brother and a sister of Mr. Drinkard’s reside in Virginia. He came to Washington in 1886, homesteading on land which is now included in the old Harry Ochs holdings. In pioneer days he served as justice of the peace, constable and deputy sheriff. He was a retired farmer, living alone at his home at Downs. The funeral was held at the Congregational church at Harrington and the Masonic fraternity took charge of the services at the cemetery. (Citizen-19 Dec 1930)

Drinkard, Grace (Ochs)

Grace O. Drinkard—Passed away Oct 14, 1989 in Davenport, WA. She is survived by one son, Jack Drinkard; one brother, Clyde Ochs, and a sister, Martha McKee.Memorial services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport. Strate Funeral Home in charge. (Spokesman Review)

Drinkard, John T. ---

“Funeral services for longtime Lincoln County resident John T. Drinkard, 90, of Davenport start at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport this Saturday, Aug 24.  Rev Jeff Callender officiates the service and inurnment at the Hillcrest Cemetery takes place at a later date. Mr. Drinkard died here in Davenport on Monday, Aug 26, 1985, less than one month before he was to celebrate his 70th wedding anniversary.  Known as ‘Papa’ to family members, Mr. Drinkard was born on Jan 24, 1895 to Frances H. and L. N. (Gilliam) Drinkard on the family farm south of Mohler.  Mrs. Drinkard died when John was 5 years old, so he then spent his early childhood living with his grandmother in Williams, CA, for six years. He came back to the Mohler area when he was 11 years old, and stayed until his eighth grade year.  Mr. Drinkard met his wife, Grace, at a town team baseball game in the area in 1911 around Labor Day, while visiting the area from       California.  He attended Harrington High School, then, until his junior year, when his father suffered an injury and he was needed to help on the family farm.  John took over the family farm before marrying Grace on Sept 8, 1915, after Grace went through graduation at Davenport High School in June of 1915.  The Drinkards then fostered a daughter, Blanch Breese, into their home. On March 20, 1920, Grace bore a son, Jack Drinkard. For 10 years, from 1916 to 1926, both Grace and John Drinkard played in a local dance orchestra.  Mr. Drinkard farmed in the Mohler area for 11 years before attending Adcock Electrical School in Portland, OR in 1926.  He then farmed in Edwall for 6 years from 1926 to 1932.  The Drinkard’s moved to Davenport in 1932 to farm until 1935.  Mr. Drinkard started Drinkard Freight Line Inc in 1935, and operated the company for 20 years, closing the freight service in 1955.  From 1955 to 1958, Mr. Drinkard worked for Lincoln County, and owned his own excavating service from 1959 to 1965.  He worked for the city of Davenport as a maintenance engineer from 1965 to 1974, retiring at 79 years old.  Mr. Drinkard did maintenance work for Cottonwood Springs Apartments here in Davenport until 1978, when he retired at 83 years old.  Mr. Drinkard served as a 50-year member of Acacia Lodge 58, F & AM, of Davenport; and as a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport.  Also he was a graduate of Ad Hoc Electrical School in Portland, OR.  His survivors include wife Grace, at home in Davenport; one son, Jack Drinkard of Spokane; one grandson, Dr John P. Drinkard of Burien; one granddaughter, Mrs. Jan Hatzendeler of Spokane; one great granddaughter, Samantha A Hatzendeler; one great grandson, Brian Hatzendeler; four great step grandchildren; two nephews; and many friends.” ( Davenport Times:  8-22-1985) 

Drinkard, Robert O, (infant)

Died at the home of F. M. Drinkard, of Lamona, Friday, Oct 26, 1900, of spinal meningitis, Robert Drinkard, aged 13 months. The remains were interred in the Harrington Cemetery the following day. Funeral services were conducted by Rev Powers at the grave. (LCT-9 Nov 1900)

Duffield, T. J., --- 4-17-1901

Mr. Duffield of Mohler died Wednesday morning (April 17, 1901) at 7 AM, after a long sickness from diabetes. The immediate cause of his death being diabetic carbuncle. The deceased was 78 years old and leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his death. (Citizen-19 Apr 1901)

Duncan, Charles B.

Charles B. Duncan, 76, was born at Sacramento, CA. He came to Harrington in 1902 and worked for Charles W. Bethel on the farm. In 1904 he married Jolena Gibbins and that fall they moved to the farm south of town which Charlie purchased from John Kloft (a distant kin of the late Mrs. Edward Gooley, Sr.). The Duncans resided on this farm until about 1939, when Mrs. Duncan needed to be in town for medical treatment. Mrs. Duncan died soon after that. Mr. Duncan entered Sacred Heart hospital last week Thursday because of a heart condition. He was doing nicely and Friday he collapsed and died from a heart attack. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery. Survivors include nieces: Alice Bims, Irene Holmgren; a nephew, Dr Underwood. Coming from out of town for the rites were Susan (Irene) Gibbins (sister of the late Mrs. Chas Duncan); Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bims (Alice, daughter of the late Grace Gibbins Weaver); Mr. & Mrs. Merle Holmgren (Irene, daughter of Hugh Gibbins); Mrs. Frances Duncan (daughter-in-law of Mr. Duncan) and her daughter Mrs. Emil Adler; and Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Cunningham. (Mrs. Cunningham is a niece of Mrs. C. B. Duncan’s sister, the late Mrs. Eugene Page.) (Marion Duncan who lived in Tacoma, helped Mr. Duncan with the busy season farm operations, until his death two years ago. (Citizen-6 Feb 1959)

Duncan, Jolena (Gibbins) Rosebaugh

Following many months of being a partial invalid, the result of a stroke of apoplexy, death came for Mrs. Charles Duncan Sunday evening. Jolena Duncan was born on a homestead 6 miles south of Harrington, Jan 17, 1884, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Gibbins who came into this locality in 1883. She attended the old Liberty school in that district. Feb 6, 1906 she married Charles B Duncan and they moved to the farm. Funeral services were conducted from the Community Congregational church Wednesday. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Duncan were her widower, C. B. Duncan; son, Marion; a brother, Hugh Gibbins of Tacoma; 6 sisters, Mrs. Eugene Page (Addie); Mrs. Grace Weaver; Mrs. Lewis Carter (Blanche); Miss Inez Gibbins; Mrs. Billie Foxford (Maude); and Mrs. Robert Fenton. (Citizen-15 Sept 1939)

Duncan, Lulu B., --- 1930 ,

“Mrs Lulu B Duncan, 68, Harrington, died Wednesday at the Deaconess Hospital , Spokane, after a brief illness. She has made her home with her half-brother, Eli Goodwin for some time, but visited around with her children frequently. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs L J Dachwald of Spokane, Mrs. Glen Johnson of Hunters, Mrs. C. J. Hogge in Texas and Mrs. D. T. Hogge in Colorado; two sons, Eli L. of Spokane and Pete B of Black Diamond, WA; also three half brothers, two sisters, and two half sisters respectively—Jim Goodwin, Davenport, Eli Goodwin, Harrington, Perry Goodwin, Butte, MT; Mrs. G. A. Armstrong, Harrington; Mrs. G. F. Davis, Medical Lake; Mrs. W. T. Hartley, Baxter Springs, KS; and Mrs. Tom Griffith, Pittsburg, Kansas, and a number of grandchildren. The body is at Hazen & Jaeger’s in Spokane and burial will be from that place Monday at 1 o’clock. This will allow her daughter to arrive from Colorado.  Mrs. Duncan was born close to Louisville, Kentucky, October 11, 1861, has been a resident of Harrington for the past 22 years. She has a large circle of friends in this section who mourn her loss.” (Citizen: 1-31-1930) 

Dunham, Evelyn McLean

(WA State Death Cert shows "Evelyn McLean Dunham, female, white, b. Aug 2, 1914, IA; age 1 yr 1 mo 12 dy; Father = Lee Dunham; Mother = Sarah Opal McLean, b. IA; Died: Sept 14, 1915; acute gastroenteritis; L F Wagner, MD; Burial, Harrington, WA; J. E. Turner, Undertaker.")

Durie, Mrs. H.

Mrs. H. Durie of Harrington, wife of station agent at that point, died at her home last Sunday of consumption after a lingering illness. She leaves a family of 8 children, and was highly esteemed in the community. (LCT-25 Apr 1896)



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