Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...E through F

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Earney, Broadus L. --- 1-24-1970

Funeral services were held Jan 31, 1970 in Spokane for Broadus L. Earney of Davenport who died Jan 24, 1970 in a Spokane hospital. Mr. Earney was born in 1894 at Maiden, NC and lived in Harrington from 1920 to 1956, then moving to Davenport. He was a veteran of the Mexican Border War and WW I. He was also a 50 year member of the American Legion, belonging to the Clinton Brown Post No 46 in Davenport. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Gladys Earney; 2 daughters, Mrs. August Mahrt and Mrs. Floyd Orr; one son, J Harold Earney; and one brother, Ollie C. Earney. (Dav. Times-5 Feb 1970)

Earney, Gladys ---  

Easton, Berna M., (Watson)

Berna M. Easton of Harrington died Aug 9, 1995 in Davenport. She was born Sept 28, 1919 in Harrington to Brud A. and Alma (Griffith ) Watson.  She attended Harrington schools and then transferred to Cheney, where she graduated from Cheney High School After one year of college at Cheney Normal, she married Elmer Easton on Oct 7, 1938 in Cheney. They lived in Cheney until 1945, when they moved to Harrington to work the Watson family farm, operating it until they retired in 1982. During most of the 1970s Berna managed the Harrington Golf and Country Club. The Eastons continued to live in Harrington and enjoy traveling until Elmer’s death in 1992. Mrs. Easton is survived by 3 sons, Brud Easton of Kirkland, Scott Easton of Newport, and Roy Easton, who is in the Czech Republic; one daughter, JoAnn Gooley of Harrington; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Memorial service was held on Aug 12 at the Harrington Community Congregational Church, with Pastor Bruce Wakeman officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.” ( Davenport Times: 8-17-1995)

Easton, Elmer Crockett

Elmer Crockett Easton died Nov 12, 1992 at his home in Harrington. He was born in Cheney on Aug 7, 1912, the ninth of 10 children born to David and Alice Easton. He graduated from Cheney HS in 1931. He married Berna Watson on Oct 7, 1938. They had four children: JoAnn, Brud, Scott and Roy. He is survived by his wife and 4 children. (Dav. Times)

Edwards, Sophia

The whole town was startled Saturday by the sudden death from heart failure of Grandma Edwards, mother of B. F. Edwards and Mrs. Belenda Pickle, both of Harrington. Mrs. Edwards made her home with her daughter and was in good health and spirits up to her death. She had sat down and took up her needle and thread with the intent of sewing. Some remark caused her to throw up her head and laugh when her heart quit action, causing death instantly. The funeral was held at the Evangelical church Wednesday. Mrs. Edwards was 78 years old… The funeral was held in the Evangelical Church Wednesday, the delay being made that a daughter in the east might arrive…Mrs. Edwards was 78 years old, and was dearly loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed by the people of Harrington. (Harrington Citizen)  (Citizen-16 Dec 1904)

Ellersick, Ernest K. ---d. 9-17-1973

"Memorial services were held Sept 19 in Roseberg, OR for Ernest K. Ellersick, who died Sept 17. Private graveside services were held in Harrington by the Rev Earl Lake and burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his wife at the home; one daughter Yvonne Kloster of Harrington and one granddaughter, Donna Kloster." (Dav. Times: 9-27-1973)

Erich, Charles A.

Charles A. Erich, 60, pioneer manufacturer, inventor and farmer was found dead in his bed Wednesday morning, at the home of his son-in-law, Thomas Stone. Dr Wagner was called and on examination stated that apoplexy was the cause of death. As had been his custom the past three years, he was running the combined harvester and had been five days out on this season’s run, he and Mr. Stone being partners in farming a large tract of land south of town. The remains were taken in charge by J E Turner and prepared for burial. Services will be held today, Friday, from the Community Congregational Church, the Rev Ernest Goudge officiating and interment will be in beautiful Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Stone, one grandson, Richard Stone, all of Harrington; one brother, A. J. Erich, Richmond, CA; 3 half brothers, Albert, William and Frank Erich of Nicolaus, CA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Josephine Donaldsonn, Mrs. Kate Barthe, and Mrs. Alpha Ware, all of California. Mr. Erich was born May 21, 1873 near Yuba City, California and was married in that state before coming to Washington. He was a man of a very pleasing personality, even temper, and was liked by everyone. His inventive mind was always absorbed in his work, in which he took a great delight and out of which he got much pleasure. He came to Harrington in 1909 and in company with his partner, Lou A Dunning, established a manufacturing plant for the production of combined harvesters, and they gave their harvester the name of “Harrington.” From its inception their business grew, more employees were added as the years rolled by, and finally they were turning out up to 35 or 40 machines a year and employing upwards of forty men. Mr. Erich was the inventor behind these machines which enjoyed a wide sale in this territory. He resided in Harrington for 24 years, with the exception of 6 years which he spent in the employ of the Advance-Rumley Co, LaPorte, IN, as their designer. When he quit this company, he and Mrs. Erich returned to Harrington where they owned residence property, and where their only child, Miss Veryl Erich had become the wife of Thomas Stone. (Citizen Aug 18, 1933)

Erich, Clara M. (Schuler)

Clara M. Schuler was born in Sutter Co, near Yuba City, CA, Dec 22, 1877, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Conrade Schuler. She was the oldest of 7 children. She was married Oct 27, 1897 to C A Erich and the couple resided in Yuba City a year and moved to Marysville. In April 1909 the Erichs came to Harrington where Mr. Erich became associated with Dunning & Erich Harvester Co. In 1923 fire did extensive damage to the factory and they moved to LaPorte, IN and resided 8 years, and returned to Harrington and engaged in farming. Mr. Erich died in 1933. Mrs. Erich passed away May 26, 1960 at the Odessa hospital.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband. Surviving Mrs. Erich are her daughter, Veryl (Mrs. Tom Stone); sister, Mrs. Etta Ott; 3 brothers, Elmer, Albert and Irvin Schuler. (Citizen-9 June 1960)

Everheart, E. R. (Ray)

E. R. (Ray) Everheart—Passed away Feb 5, 1995 in Davenport, WA. His home is Harrington. Private burial was held on Feb 7 at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Norma; 2 daughters, Linda Nye and Marcia Burroughs; one sister, Theresa Hale. He was born May 24, 1920 in Bells, Texas. Ray came to the Pacific NW while serving in the Air Force at Geiger Field during WW II. He married Norma Schultz in 1945 and they farmed from 1947 to 1978. His biggest and proudest challenge was being the originator of the Harrington Golf and Country Club. (Spokesman Review)

Ewing, Hattie Agnes (Stransky)

Hattie Agnes Ewing—Her home was at Rocklyn, WA, where she had lived for 39 years. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grace Curry of Spokane; one sister, Mrs. Katie Collins; a brother, Henry Stransky of MN; Funeral June 8, 1954, from the Harrington Community church; Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Ewing, Lafayette --- 1922

Lafe Ewing, age 52, died Tuesday at his home 15 miles northwest of Harrington. Deceased is survived by a widow and two daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Grace Curry of Rice, WA. The funeral arrangements will not be made until Saturday when a sister is expected from the east. (Citizen-13 Jan 1922)(Lincoln Co Auditor’s office death certificate shows that Lafe Ewing was born March 26, 1870 in Illinois to Chatman Ewing and Margaret Evans. The informant on the certificate was Archie Calvert (personal friend) of Rocklyn. The date of death is given as Jan 10, 1923, but all other dates reflect 1922. No attending physician. Deceased had been doctoring for 25 years; had had two operations at Mayo Bros for stomach trouble. Burial was in Harrington cemetery, by J. E. Turner.) The funeral of Lafe Ewing was held in the Pentecostal Church in Harrington last Sunday and burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-20 Jan 1922)



Fehlhaber, Ada F., --- 1916

(Lincoln Co Auditor’s office death certificate shows: Anna Frances Fahlhaber, born Feb 13, 1873 in MO, widowed, died July 17, 1916. She was the daughter of Robert Johnson and Eliza M. Farril. The informant was signed by Mr. Robert Johnson. Cause of death was given as sarcoma of pelvis, of 8 months duration. Burial was in Harrington by J. E. Turner.)

Fehlhaber, James Andrew

The funeral of James Fehlhaber, age 13, who was killed by a cougar near Okanogan, Wednesday of last week, was held Sunday morning at the Baptist church in Harrington. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery where the parents of the lad are both buried. Deceased is survived by 3 sisters: Mrs. E. M. Hayes (Blanche) of Lancaster, Whitman Co, WA; Mrs. Daisy July of Spokane; and Mrs. B. H. Gregg of O’Fallon, IL and by one brother, Aaron Fehlhaber (location unknown). James made his home with his sister Blanche ever since his mother died and that occurred when he was 5 years old… (Citizen-26 Dec 1924)

Fehlhaber, James C.

James C. Fehlhaber was born at Kahoka, Clark Co, MO, Apr 20, 1863 and died at Mohler, WA, Oct 4, 1911. He united with the Christian church at Peaksville, MO in 1893 and later became a member of the Baptist church at Revere, MO. In 1894 he was married to Miss Ada F. Johnson of Revere, MO. To this union were born 5 children: Blanche, Aaron, Maude, Daisy and Andrew James, all of whom are living. Mr. Fehlhaber moved with his family from Clark Co, MO in 1899 to Mohler, WA, where he resided until his death. He leaves to mourn his death: a wife, 5 children, an aged mother at Kahoka, MO; and 3 brothers, John H. Fehlhaber of Lamont, WA; Wm F. Fehlhaber and family of Rathdrum, ID; and Thos C. Fehlhaber, who resides with his mother in MO. (Citizen-20 Oct 1911)

Fielder, Daniel ---

Fisher, Joe , d.9-16-1971, age 82

Fisher, Lelia L. (Morgan)

Bob Charlton received word of the death that day of his aunt, Mrs. Joe Fisher (Lela Morgan) at Chewelah. She had been ill for the past several weeks. Mrs. Ethel Charlton went to Chewelah early in August to see her. Mrs. Ethel Charlton and Mrs. Hazel Van Vickel, sisters of Mrs. Fisher, were with her the past few days. Burial will be in Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-23 Aug 1962)

Fiske, Ethel B.,

Ethel B. Fiske (91)—Passed away Dec 19, 1988 in Spokane. Her home, Spokane. Formerly of Harrington. Survived by two daughters, Marjorie Roth and Irene Hopp; sister, Mildred Turner; preceded in death by her husband J. Stone Fiske and 4 brothers and one sister. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) “Ethel Beatrice Fiske, formerly of Harrington, died Dec 19, 1988 in Spokane . She was 91.  Mrs. Fiske was born Nov 24, 1897 to David O and Mary Frances Stiles near Corona, South Dakota. In 1907 she and her family started their journey west to Gooding, Idaho where her father’s relatives had earlier settled. In June 1910, the family left Gooding in covered wagons traveling the Ezra Meeker route. They reached Walla Walla where they camped during the month of July while the men worked with a harvest crew near Starbuck.  On Aug 2, 1910, the family arrived in Harrington and settled on a farm which was the home of family members for 46 years, being owned 20 years by Ethel and her husband.  She married James Stone Fiske on Nov 20, 1917. They were married for 55 years. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1972. The couple farmed near Sprague for a short time but then returned to Harrington until their retirement in 1948.  Mrs. Fiske was a member of the Park Heights Baptist Church, a charter member of the Liberty Grange in Lincoln County and a seventh degree member of the National Grange.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and John Roth Jr and Irene and Robert Hopp, all of  Spokane; two grandchildren, Stanley W Roth of Spokane and Janice Madden of Prosser; four great-grandchildren, Eric and Steven Roth of Spokane, Tammie and Glenn Madden of Prosser; a sister, Mildred Turner of Harrington; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.  Services were held Dec 22 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport. Pastor Jack Sondericker officiated. Interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.”  (Davenport Times:  12-29-1988) 

Fiske, J Stone --- 1972

"James Stone Fiske of Harrington died July 3 in Odessa Hospital following a severe heart attack. Mr. Fiske was born Feb 14, 1894 in Taborville, Missouri. He came to this area as a young man and in 1917 married Ethel Stiles who survives him. Other survivors include two daughters, Marjorie Roth, Spokane, and Irene Hopp, Worley, Idaho; 2 grandchildren, Stanley Roth, Spokane, and Janice Madden, Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held in the Community Church at Harrington with the Rev Willard B. Hall and the Rev Lloyd Alden officiating. Gregory Knapp was soloist and Mrs. Dean Armstrong, organist. Pall bearers were Robert Hardy, Harry Moeller, Robert Parr, Alvin Ottmar, John Wagner, and Elmer Mann. Interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, with Strate Funeral Home in charge." (Dav. Times: 7-20-1972)

(Fitch, Capt Everett S. buried NH)

Fitch, Sarah E., --- 1901

(Sarah Fitch, first wife of Capt Everett S. Fitch, was born in NH and died in Lincoln County in May of 1901.)(Capt Fitch re-married about ten years later to the widow, Mrs. Jennie Fox. At the time of his death in NH, Jennie Fitch was residing in WA. She is buried with her first husband in Hillcrest.)

Flath, William

Funeral services were held from the Harrington Community church on Tuesday afternoon for William Flath, 41, who was fatally injured at Harrington Friday when rigging on which he was being lowered on the outside of the United Grain Growers’ elevator fell 50 feet to the concrete roof of the building’s driveway. The Strate Funeral Home had charge of the service. He was taken to a Spokane hospital where he died early Saturday morning. His back was broken and he suffered internal injuries. Mr. Flath had been to the top of the elevator and was returning to the ground floor when the hoist mechanism fouled and the chair dropped unchecked to the concrete roof, it is reported. A former Odessa youth, Mr. Flath had been employed by the grain company… He was a member of the Lions Club, IOOF, and Bluestem Grange.  He is survived by his widow, Lorraine, and a son, Gerald, at the home; his mother, Mrs. Ludwig Flath, Odessa; 4 brothers, Al, Robert, and Edward, in CA, and Emil in Dryden; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Groh, Odessa. (Odessa Record-May 29, 1947.)

Fletcher, Alfred W ---d. 9-15-1928  (Blk 2 Lot 59)

“Alfred Wallace Fletcher. Died: 15 Sept 1928, aged 78, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Alexander Fletcher. Mother: Bershaba  Wallace. Spouse: Mildred Fletcher.” ( WA St ate Death Records: id #276430); “Alfred Fletcher, 60, born IN; Mildred, 46; Ora, 17; Dacy, 11; Rose, 9; Estella, 6.” (details from 1910 Diamond Lake, Stevens Co, WA Census)

Flohr, Shirley Mae (infant)

Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Flohr who live near Coffee Pot Lake started to take their 6 month old daughter, Shirley Mae, to a Spokane hospital Sunday night but the baby was dead when they reached the emergency hospital. The remains were brought to the Harrington Funeral Home; funeral services will be held Sunday. (Citizen-6 Dec 1935)

Flowers, John William

The body of little John William Flowers, who drowned in the Snake River just below Ice Harbor Dam, was found on the beach of the Columbia River near McNary Dam on Wednesday, June 2. The boy was drowned on the evening of May 15, 1982. A memorial service for him was held on May 29 at the Church of the Nazarene in Pasco, officiated by Rev Jerry Cole. After his body was found, a graveside service was held for the family on Saturday, June 5, at the Harrington cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kennewick General Hospital. (Dav Times-10 June 1982)

Flowers, Leonie Vivian, --- 1940

Flowers, Levi M., (Rev)

Rev L. M. Flowers, retired minister of the Nazarene church, who resided at Edwall, passed away at Paul Flowers’ home in Sprague, June 9, 1947. Levi M Flowers was born Sept 4, 1867 at Toma, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Mabel A. Dresser on Apr 8, 1913. To this union were born one daughter and four sons. He held his first pastorate in 1911, serving the Methodist church. In 1927 he affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. He retired in 1934. In the fall of 1943, with his wife he moved to Edwall. Surviving Rev Mr. Flowers besides his wife are five children, Mary Flowers and Wilbur, Paul, John and Capt Robert Flowers. (Citizen-20 June 1947)

Flowers, Mabel A., --- 1959

Floyd, Pearl M.,

Pearl M. Floyd—Passed away Nov 5, 1994 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Harrington. She is survived by her husband, M. H. Bill Floyd of 53 years; 2 sons, Jon B and James; Preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Memorial service Nov 8 at Harrington Community Church. Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Spokesman Review)

Fosberg, Elizabeth (Mrs. John)

Mrs. Elizabeth Fosberg died at her home 18 miles northwest of Harrington last Saturday, the cause of death being general peritonitis. Deceased was a native of Sweden and was 53 years of age at the time of her death. She emigrated to the US at age 18 and settled in MN. In 1888 she married John Fosberg, who survives her, and the following year they came west, Moscow, ID, Spokane, and the last 8 years near Harrington. Deceased is survived by her husband, and 2 brothers, a sister and 5 children: Arthur John, Elmer George, Ella Elizabeth, Oscar Hermon and Archie Wallace. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-3 Oct 1919)

Fosberg, John, --- 1935

John Fosberg, 80, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. A. Sergent in Hillyard, Saturday morning. The cause was determined as heart trouble. The body was taken to Harrington for burial. Mr. Fosberg was born in Sweden in 1855  and came to America in 1881. He was married in 1889 and resided in MN for several years. He then came west and took up ranching near Harrington. He returned to Spokane in 1928 and resided with the Sargents until his death. He was the father of 7 children and is survived by 4 of them, including Mrs. Sargent, Arthur J. Fosberg, Elmer G. Fosberg, Oscar and Archie.—Inland Empire News. (Citizen-15 Nov 1935)

Fox, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Fox was born near Bellvideere, Ogle County, Illinois, April 30, 1862, where he resided until eight years of age, when he moved with his parents to Clarion, Wright County, Iowa. On August 25, 1886 he was married to Miss Jennie Pearl, and to them have been born 5 children; Raymond C., age 17, Ellen M., age 9, Etta M., age 7, Warren R., age 4, and baby Verna age 15 months. All of whom are left with their mother to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, who has gone on before. Mr. Fox came to Harrington six years ago, where he joined the Knights of Pythias and Forester lodges, the members of which have most kindly and faithfully taken care of him through 13 months of sickness. He was first attacked with pneumonia, followed by blood poison complicated with an hereditary blood disease, and when on the 8th of March, he was stricken with shingles, the intense suffering caused by that disease was more than his weakened constitution could withstand, and at 8 PM March 24th he went to sleep and quietly passed to the great beyond where suffering is no more. Many times during the last days of his sickness he talked about what “the boys,” meaning his lodge brothers, and especially Dr Gunning were doing for him. (Citizen-Mar 24, 1905)

Fox, Jennie Pearl (see Johnson) ---

Fox, Vella J .,

Vella J. Fox, age 92, a former resident of Sprague, WA, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 30, 2001 at Arbor House Alzheimer’s Care in Spokane. Daughter of Frank and Phoebe Moore Young, was born Nov 24, 1908 at Davenport, WA. Graduated from Davenport high school 1926 , attended Cheney Normal for one year. Married Wendell Janett in 1927 who was killed in an accident in 1928. Taught school four years at Harrington, then taught at Ritzville until her marriage to Warren “Ky” Fox, June 6, 1935. They moved to Sprague where Ky owned the highway garage and Vella taught school until 1971 and raised three sons.  Ky preceded her in death in Nov 1986. Vella remained in Sprague until 1992 then moved to  Spokane. Surviving are her 3 sons, Gerald R. Fox of Walnut Creek, CA; James H. Fox of Rio Verde, AZ; and Thomas D. Fox of Mt Prospect, IL; a brother, Edwin Young and sister, Dorothy Terrell, both of Spokane; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, and by a sister, Eva Pittman and by brothers, Thornton and Walter Young. Funeral services will be held Feb 3, 2001 with concluding services and vault interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Fox, Warren R.,  

Warren R. (Ky) Fox (85)—Passed away Nov 27, 1986 in a local hospital. His home, Sprague. Survived by his wife, Vella Fox; three sons, Gerald R. Fox, James H. Fox and Thomas D. Fox; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ellen Brenner and Mrs. Verna Crask. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Frame, Georgina, --- 1969

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgina Frame of Spokane were held March 19, 1969. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. She is survived by one son, James W. Frame of Spokane. The Frames operated a grocery store here at one time. (Citizen-3 Apr 1969)

Frame, James W. Sr.,

James Wilson Frame, Sr., died Oct 26, 1947, when he was stricken with a sudden heart attack. The Frames purchased Moore’s Grocery in May 1946 and this summer sold to Mr. & Mrs. Fallis. Born in Larkhall, Scotland, Sept 3, 1884, Mr. Frame went in to Canada in 1904 and Oct 18, 1907 at Toronto, he married Georgina Connell. In 1909 they came to Spokane. Survivors include his wife, and two sons, Allan C. Frame and James W. Frame Jr. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-31 Oct 1947)

Franklin, Earl O., --- 4-25-1953

Funeral services for Earl O. Franklin, of Fruitland, were held at Davenport, Apr 28, and burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Franklin family resided at Bluestem for many years. Mr. Franklin was a member of General Charles King camp No 4, USWV.  Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Hanna K Franklin; daughter, Mrs. John Hink, sons, Robert E. and Howard W. Franklin; sisters, Mrs. Irene Raymoure, Miss Grace Franklin and brother Vern Franklin. Mrs. Howard Franklin is the former Martha Tinner. (Citizen-1 May 1953)

Franklin, Hanna Kaltz, --- 1959

Franklin, Howard W.,

Howard W. Franklin—Passed away Aug 18, 1998 in Spokane, WA, his home Fruitland, WA. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Franklin; 2 sons, Jerry and Jim Franklin; one step-daughter, Marilyn Smith; 3 step-sons, Donald Smith, Ronald Smith, and Paul Smith; mother-in-law, Alice Allen. Interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman Review)

 “Funeral service for Fruitland’s Howard W Franklin was held Saturday afternoon at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. He was born April 26, 1918, in Rocklyn to Earl and Hannah (Kaltz) Franklin, and graduated from Davenport High School in 1936. He married Barbara Allen on Aug 8, 1977, in Coeur d’Alene. Mr. Franklin owned and operated the Fruitland Service Station, and also was a mechanic and truck driver for Stevens County Road Dept.  Mr .Franklin was  a former member of the Eagles Lodge, Fish and Game Council, and BOF.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Franklin, at the home; two sons, Jerry Franklin and his wife Carol of Spokane, and Jim Franklin of Tacoma; one step-daughter, Marilyn Smith of Spokane; and three step-sons, Donald Smith of Spokane, Ronald Smith of Pacific Beach and Paul Smith of Fruitland; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Alice Allen of Sacramento, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Herb and Gail Hink, and brothers- and sisters-in law. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times:  8-27-1998) 

Franklin, Martha E.,

Martha E. Franklin—Passed away Feb 19, 1983 in Spokane. Formerly of Fruitland, WA. Survived by two sons, Jerry L. Franklin and James H. Franklin; one brother, Robert E. Tinner. Graveside services at the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Frazer, Charles N.,

Charles N. Frazer died at his home in Harrington March 6, 1930. The immediate cause of death was endocarditis with pulmonary abscess. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. Mr. Frazer was born in IN May 14, 1867 and drifted to MO and from there to WA, arriving at Cheney about 1890 and from there came to the Harrington district where he has since resided. Along about 1905 he caught a severe cold which developed into lung trouble. He was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Huddle March 22, 1915 and some time afterwards built a home in Harrington. Mr. Frazer leaves to mourn his loss, besides his widow, 3 brothers, one sister, and 3 half-sisters: Wm G. Frazer, Noah N. Frazer, Llewellyn King Frazer, Mrs. Anna Fletcher, Mary MacDonald, Mary C. Emery, and Martha Mosier. (Citizen-14 March 1930)

Frazer, Fannie (Huddle)

Mrs. C. N. Frazer passed away at her home last week and her body was found Thursday morning by friends. It was evident that she died suddenly, late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Death was probably due to a heart spell. Miss Fannie Huddle was born Jan 26, 1875 at Rural Retreat, VA. On March 22, 1915 she was married to Charles N Frazer at Springfield, IL, and the couple came to this district to make their home. Mr. Frazer worked on farms here. In about 1917 they moved to town. Mr. Frazer died March 6, 1930. For more than 20 years Mrs. Frazer was a seamstress here until last summer. (Citizen-13 Feb 1953

"Perry R Frazier. Harrington.—Funeral for Perry R Frazier, 74, a former Harrington resident, took place Monday, Nov 18, at the Harrington Community Church with Pastor Jay Timm officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr Frazier died Nov 13 in Sutherlin, OR. He was employed by United Grain Growers for 36 years, serving as manager for 14. He was a 30-year member of the Lions Club, was a Rainbow Dad, a Boy Scout leader and an active member of the Harrington Golf and Country Club, for which he was treasurer for many years. he also belonged to El Katif Shrine, was a past master of Laurel Lodge No 119 F& AM, president of Northwest Feed and Grain Assn and a board member of the National Feed and Grain Assn. He leaves his wife Frances at the home; three children, Sharon (and Gary) Buck of Davenport, David (and Lorre) Frazier of Colbille, and Michael (and Kimberly) Frazier of Sutherlin, OR; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews." (DT: 11-21-2002)

Frazier, Perry,  "Perry R Frazier. Harrington.—Funeral for Perry R Frazier, 74, a former Harrington resident, took place Monday, Nov 18, at the Harrington Community Church with Pastor Jay Timm officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Frazier died Nov 13 in Sutherlin, OR. He was employed by United Grain Growers for 36 years, serving as manager for 14. He was a 30-year member of the Lions Club, was a Rainbow Dad, a Boy Scout leader and an active member of the Harrington Golf and Country Club, for which he was treasurer for many years. he also belonged to El Katif Shrine, was a past master of Laurel Lodge No 119 F& AM, president of Northwest Feed and Grain Assn and a board member of the National Feed and Grain Assn. He leaves his wife Frances at the home; three children, Sharon (and Gary) Buck of Davenport, David (and Lorre) Frazier of Colville, and Michael (and Kimberly) Frazier of Sutherlin, OR; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews." (DT: 11-21-2002)

Frederick, Elizabeth (Brugger)

Elizabeth Brugger Frederick was born in Switzerland, July 25, 1850 and died Apr 20, 1931, following a stroke of apoplexy Sunday night. Mrs. Frederick is survived by 2 brothers, Chris and Carl. Two sisters preceded her in death, Mrs. Dietrich, who died near Harrington several years ago, and a sister who passed on before. She belonged to the Evangelical church. She came to the US in 1880 and cared for her parents until they died. Two or three years after, she was married to Fred Frederick, who after four years departed this life, and she remained a widow until death. Eight years ago, after the death of Mrs. Chris Brugger, Mrs. Frederick came to Harrington and has lived with her brother ever since. Interment was in Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-24 Apr 1931)

Freeman, Alfred W.

Al Freeman, age 61, who has been troubled with leakage of the heart, was found dead on the floor of his room by Ed Shelton, manager of Hotel Fallert, Tuesday morning. Mr. Freeman had been working for Harry Gilliland this summer. Mr. Freeman came to this region in 1889 from Missouri and made his home much of the time with Charley Platter. He was a man of splendid morals. His parents are both dead but it is thought he may have a sister and the Harrington IOOF, of which he was a member, is trying to locate her. The funeral was held at the Baptist church. (Citizen-11 Sept 1925)

Friberg, Carl Sigfred

Funeral services were conducted March 2, 1946 for Carl Sigfred Friberg. He was fatally injured Wednesday at Everett when he fell through the skylight of a building on which he was working. Born Feb 6, 1871 in Sweden, he was 16 years old when he came to the US. He lived in MN for a few years and in 1904 came to the Downs-Harrington district where he lived until five years ago when he went to Everett to work and make his home with Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Hitch whom he had known in Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. No known relatives survive in this country. Mr. & Mrs. Hitch came from Everett to attend the last rites. (Citizen-8 March 1946)

Froman, Horace Tom

The body of Horace (Tom) Froman was brought here Tuesday for graveside rites and burial in Hillcrest Cemetery beside his wife who passed away Oct 28, 1921 while the family resided at Harrington. Mr. Froman died Saturday at Edmonds at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Amrine. Mr. Froman was born March 25, 1861, on the donation land claim of his father, near Albany, OR. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. I. R. Froman. Dec 10, 1885 he married Mrs. Minnie F. Dickey, also of Albany. In 1902 the Fromans came to Mohler where Mr. Froman was in the restaurant business. In 1911 the family moved to Harrington. Mr. Froman moved with the Amrines to Seattle in 1925, residing there until their move to Edmonds in 1942. Surviving Mr. Froman besides his daughter are: sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Waller and Mrs. Lois Burkhart; two brothers, Frank C. Froman and David Froman… (Citizen-5 Dec 1952)

Froman, Minnie F., (Dickey)

Mrs. Minnie F. Froman, wife of Horace T. Froman, died at her home in Harrington Monday (Oct 24, 1921) of apoplexy. Mrs. Froman was born at Scio, Lynn Co, OR, Apr 22, 1863 and her early years were spent there and at Albany. In 1885 she married Horace T. Froman and to this was born one child, a daughter, Bessie. About 1904 they moved to Lincoln Co, residing in Mohler, downs and Harrington. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Charley Amrine, a granddaughter, Ruby Elaine, 3 sisters, Mrs. Eva Upham, Mrs. Frank Bryant, Mrs. Chad Lucas; and one brother, F. M. Dickey. (Citizen-28 Oct 1921)(Death certificate shows her father as I. C. Dickey born PA and her mother as Francina Miller, born IN. )  

Fry, Alice Marie,       d. 2004

“Seven Bays.—Private services are planned Saturday, Nov 27, in Harrington for Alice Marie Fry, 88, a Seven Bays-Davenport resident. Mrs. Fry died Monday, Nov 15, after a year long battle with cancer.  Born in Daisy, WA, she grew up in Concrete, WA, graduating from high school. Her family recalls how she loved a boy named Ken Fry from the time she was 13 years old, telling how he ran a railroad trestle across the Skagit River in the dark for six miles just for a good night kiss. The couple married in 1941, then bought a Shell station and the William Tell Motel on East Sprague in Spokane, which they operated until their retirement to Seven Bays in 1975. She spent winters in California, to soak up the sun, returning to Seven Bays each spring. She enjoyed yard work and the view of the mighty Columbia River, the tight knit community in which she lived, ‘where everyone looks out for each other’.  A son, Kenny Fry, preceded her in death. She leaves her husband of 63 years at the home; a daughter, Linda (and Charley) Colbert of Harrington; six grandchildren, Ken (and Cecilia) Fry of Spokane, Troy (and Carrie) Fry of Eugene, OR; Heather Canady of Spokane; Adam (and Becky) Colbert of Ritzville, Jo Rutherford and Kenny Swiger of Davenport and Nick and Christine of Davenport; and several great grandchildren.” ( Davenport Times: 11-18-2004) 

Fry, Kenneth G.,

Service for Kenneth Garnet Fry will be held Friday. He passed away Feb 8, 1992 at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane. He was born in Seattle on May 3, 1943. His family moved to Spokane in 1951. Mr. Fry joined the army shortly after his 1961 graduation and served in Viet Nam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Members of Mr. Fry’s family include a son, Kenneth G. Fry Jr.; a daughter, Heather Fry; another son, Troy Fry; his parents, Ken and Alice Fry; a sister, Linda Colbert; a brother, Larry Fry. (Quoted) (Harrington City Clerk records show that his ashes were interred in Block 8 Lot 28.)

Fry, Stephen Kenneth

“Harrington.—Family interment at a later date is planned for Stephen Kenneth ‘Ken’ Fry, 90, of Harrington, who died June 9 at Life Care in Ritzville, where he was in therapy and recuperation from back surgery. Just before his death, a group of great grandchildren paid a visit. They included 6-week old Hannah Colbert, 8-month old Cash Colbert, Libby Swiger (one year), Clay Rutherford (9), and Robert Kuyper (10).  Born Nov 7, 1914, in Concrete, WA, to Kenneth and Ruth (Elkins) Fry, he graduated from Concrete High School and married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Coonc. Raised by his grandmother, he learned the work ethic and prided in a job well done, an attitude he passed along to his own grandchildren. He served in WW II and told stories of D-Day and landing on Normandy Beach. A mechanic and truck driver, he was awarded the Silver Cross for retrieving tanks while under fire and saving his tank buddies. He returned home to work for Shell Oil Co.  He liked the Northwest, so he bought the William Tell Motel and a Shell station on East Sprague in Spokane. Together, the Frys worked for 25 years developing the businesses. They retired to Seven Bays where he enjoyed gardening, raising tomatoes, and the beauty of Lake Roosevelt. He fed deer, rabbits and quail regularly.  Besides his wife of 63 years, a son, Kenny Fry preceded him in death. He leaves a daughter, Linda Colbert (Charley), of Harrington; six grandchildren, Jo Rutherford (Kenny) of Davenport, Adam Colbert (Becky) of Ritzville, Nick Colbert (Christine) of Davenport, Ken Fry (Cecilia) of Spokane, Troy Fry (Carrie) of Eugene,OR, and Heather Canaday of Spokane; 8 great grandchildren; two sisters, Rosemary Radonski (Jerry) of Montesano, WA, and Beverly Hobbs of California and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 6-30-2005)




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