Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...G

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach




Gaddy, Oscar

While sitting in the driver’s seat of a combined harvester yesterday, Oscar Gaddy, age 33, suffered a stroke that resulted in his death. He was driving the Francis Reith machine and they were cutting on the former Morris Jones place which Oscar has rented for the past few years when one of the men saw him put his hand to his head and sink down in his seat. Calling to the team to stop he ran up to the driver’s seat and caught him. He was taken to the house but died soon after of hemorrhage of the brain. Oscar has been ailing for the past two years and is said to have had a stroke about a week ago. He is survived by his widow, a daughter and a brother, who lives near Davenport. The body is at the Turner undertaking rooms awaiting funeral arrangements. (Citizen-Sept 14, 1923) Deceased was born in Carrol Co, Arkansas, Oct 26, 1889. In the year 1914 he was united in marriage to Anna Cantrell. They moved to Harrington the same year and have lived in the vicinity since. Deceased is survived by his widow, a 5 yr old daughter, Lucille, his mother, Mrs. G. A. Jackson of Green Forest, AR, 2 brothers, Alvin of Davenport and Roy of AR; 3 sisters, Mrs. John Bunch and Mrs. Henry Griffith of AR and Mrs. Lulu York of Clear Lake, WA. (Citizen-Sept 21, 1923)(Death certificate shows his father as Wm E. Gaddy, born Arkansas, and his mother as Mary Kendall. The informant was Alvin A. Gaddy of Davenport.)

Gamble, Newton, --- 7-08-17

Newton Gamble, 16, of Harrington was found dead on a fruit farm at Opportunity, Sunday morning. His body was found face downward upon the shovel which he had been using for making irrigation ditches. No marks of violence were found on his body. The cause of death was entirely natural, heart failure or epilepsy. The family moved from TN to WA two years ago. The body of the deceased arrived from Spokane Tuesday and was met by his father and his cousin, Geo M Witt. Funeral services were held at the cemetery. Deceased is survived by his father, Joseph Gamble, of Harrington, and two sisters and a brother in TN. (Citizen-13 July 1917)

Gateley, Frances W.

Frances W. Gateley—Passed away March 30, 1998 in Davenport, WA. Her home Davenport, formerly Harrington. She is survived by one sister, Georgia Dover of Eagle Point, OR. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Ruth Gately. Graveside services will be held April 4, 1998 at Hillcrest. (Spokesman-Review)

Gateley, Frank F. W.

Frank Francis W. Gateley—Age 95. Passed away Apr 30, 1988 in Davenport. His home, Harrington. Survived by two daughters, Frances Gateley and Georgia Ruth Dover; one sister, Marguerite Haynes; preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 1986 and one grandson in 1988. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Gateley, Minnie (Crisp)

Mrs. Minnie Gately, 65, died at the home of her son Frank in Lord’s Valley, Saturday, Jan 21, 1933, following a long illness. She is survived by two sons and one daughter: Dudley, Morovia, CA; Frank, Harrington, WA; and Mrs. Earl Haynes, Berkley, CA; 3 brothers, A. E. Crisp of Spokane; Fred Crisp, Sacramento, CA; and P. W. Crisp, Harrington; and 4 grandchildren. Minnie Crisp was born at Owens Sound, Ontario, Canada, Sept 18, 1867. Her father and mother, both prominent pioneers of the Harrington Wheat Belt, preceded her in death at Harrington. Frederick G Crisp died on June 10, 1915, and her mother still earlier. When a little girl of three years she moved with her parents from Owens Sound to Nagaunee, MI and from there at age 7 to Gold Hill, NV. From Nevada the family moved to Cherokee, Iowa, and came to WA in 1888, locating on a homestead 5 ½ miles southeast of Harrington. Services were conducted from the Congregational church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her father and mother. Mrs. Gateley had been a member of Magnolia Rebekah Lodge No 123 of Harrington for 32 years and of Bright Hope Chapter No 79 OES for 28 years. (Citizen-27 Jan 1933)

Gateley, Ruth I.,

Ruth I. Gateley—Passed away July 7, 1986 in Davenport. Her home, Harrington. Survived by her husband, Frank Gateley, at the home; two daughters, Frances Gateley and Georgia Ruth Dover. Graduate of Cheney Normal, taught school in Canada and throughout the Northwest, including the Edwall area. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Geib, Douglas R., --- d. 12-19-1984

(City records show that Douglas is the son of Carol and Tom Pegram. The announcement of his birth: A son was born prematurely to Mr. & Mrs. Norman Geib Wednesday, Dec 29, 1948 at St Lukes hospital. He tipped the scales at 2 pounds 4 ounces, and has been named Douglas Richard. He is in the incubator at the hospital. Mrs. Geib is the former Carol Hopp. (Citizen-7 Jan 1949)

Geissler, Fred h/o Gen.  (d. 1953; b. 1866; TS; OC);  “Fred Geissler, 86, who came to this area while it was still a part of Washington Territory and lived 66 years here, died at the Memorial hospital Thursday, after a short illness. Funeral services were held from the St Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary was held Sunday evening at the Strate Funeral Home, and the funeral service at 9 o’clock Monday morning, from St Joseph. The Rev C M Depiere, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Odessa Catholic Cemetery. Pall bearers included Joseph and Louis Kremsreiter, Frank Groh, F M Reisenauer, James Kadlec and Win M Self.  Born in Tilden, Wisc., Sept 25, 1886 (edit: 1866), Mr Geissler grew to manhood there, and at the age of 20 accompanied his brother to Washington. The following year he took up a homestead nine miles southeast of Odessa. In 1946 he moved to Odessa to retire but remained active with the farming activities until a short time ago.  During the early days here his life was adventurous. For a time he helped operate a stationary threshing rig in the Indian reservation. The crew consisted of three white men with Indian help. His work took him to Pomeroy, Walla Walla, and wherever an employer could be found with money enough to pay for hired help. During this period the brothers were building up their farm holdings.  In April 1889, he was married to Miss Genevieve Schneider. In 1949 their children and friends helped celebrate their golden wedding.  He was identified with the formation of local organizations, helping start the Odessa Union Warehouse company and serving as a director for 30 years, also serving as president. He pioneered the German American Mutual Farmers Fire Insurance association, serving as vice president and director, and helped organize the St Joseph Catholic church in Odessa. He was connected with early banks.” (undated G Beck data card collection; apparent Odessa Record obituary).

Gest, Dora (Lamp) Doerschlag,  (Block 6-38)

“The funeral of Mrs. Dora Gest, who died last Thursday, March 21, (1918), occurred at the Presbyterian church, Rev Pringle officiating. Deceased was 84 years of age, was born in Germany but had lived in America the past 65 years. For the past two years she has been staying at the home of her nephew Ernest Lamp. Some weeks ago she fell and broke her hip and later contracted pneumonia. She is survived by a son, Jake Doerschlag, of Sprague, and two other sons in WI, a sister: Mrs. Johanna Dyke, of Davenport; and numerous nephews and nieces.  Special music was offered at the funeral service. W. S. Thompson sang a solo and the quartet, consisting of Henrietta Gohlman, Mrs. Gilliam, W. S. Thompson and C. J. Hildebrand, sang.  Interment took place in Harrington cemetery.” (Citizen-29 Mar 1918);  “Dora Gest. Female, white, widowed. Firth: 23 Sept 1834, Germany, aged 84 years. Father: J Lamp, born Germany. Mother: (not shown); Occupation: housewife. Informant: E Lamp, Harrington, WA.  Died: March 21, 1918, 3 a.m., Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause of death: Pneumonia, hypostatic from confinement to bed. Contributory Cause: Fracture of hip. Physician: J F Patrick, MD, Harrington, WA. Burial: Harrington. Undertaker: Mrs. J. E. Turner, Harrington, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Death certificate) “Card of Thanks. We desire to thank our many friends for their sympathy and kindness shown during the illness and death of our aunt, Mrs. Dora Gest.—Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lamp.” (Citizen: 3-29-1918) {Edit: Dora Gest’s son, Jacob Doerschlag was born 2-26-1856 in either Germany or WI, obit versus family history as reported in Sprague-Lamont-Edwall, WA, 1881-1981. Jacob died at his home in Sprague in Feb 1932 with burial in Maccabee Cemetery. Since the Lamp family emigrated from Germany in 1850 when Dora was but 16, it is assumed that Dora was married in or near Madison, WI after that date.}

Gibbins, Francis M.,   d. 28 Dec 1918

Francis Marion Gibbins, one of the earliest pioneers of Harrington, died of old age at his home here last Saturday, being 88 years, 11 months and 25 days. The transformation of the west from the days when it was the domain of the Indian to its present state of civilization, has occurred during the observation of the deceased. Sixty-six years of his life have been spent in the west. He was born in Alabama near Ashville in 1831. In 1853 he went to CA and engaged in mining on American River. In 1864 he heard of gold in this northern district and came to Idaho. In 1865 he crossed the Spokane River with a mule train loaded with flour. He headed for Fisherville. There he sold all of his flour at $50 a sack and bought a claim. In one cleanup he made $800. The largest nugget was worth $400 and was a fist full of gold. In 1867 he married Mrs. Gibbins at Walla Walla. They farmed for years in Oregon and in 1883 they took up a homestead a few miles south of Harrington and have lived in this district since. At that time there was no railroad here; land sold at $2 an acre and wheat brought 12 ½  to 20 cents a bushel. Sixteen children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Gibbins, 9 girls and 7 boys, eight of whom are still living: Hugh Gibbins, Mrs. Eugene Page, Mrs. Grace Weaver, Miss Inez Gibbins, Mrs. Maud Foxford, Mrs. Blanche Porter, Mrs. Jolena Duncan, Mrs. Frances Fenton. The wife also survives. Burial occurred in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-3 Jan 1919)

Gibbins, Grace (see Weaver)

Gibbins, Harvey J., d. 11 Dec 1904

Not suddenly, but with that slowness and fatalness which only consumptive sufferers realize, Harvey Gibbins, son of F. M. Gibbins and wife of this city, was cut off in the prime of his young manhood, in Downs last Sunday (Dec 11, 1904) morning. Have, as he was called by his many friends, was employed at the time of his death by the Seattle Grain Co, having charge of their warehouses in Downs. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery Monday. (Citizen-16 Dec 1904)

Gibbins, Hugh ---

Gibbins, Irene (Estes)

Following an illness of some four months, Mrs. Irene Gibbons, age 72, died at the home of a daughter in Seattle. The body was shipped to Harrington. Interment took place in the Harrington Cemetery where Mr. Gibbins and two of the boys were previously buried. Deceased was born in Arkansas Jan 11, 1852. She crossed the plains with her parents and settled at Milton, OR.  In 1865 she married Francis Marion Gibbins. Fifteen children were born to this union, eight of whom are now living. Ten grandchildren also survive her as well as two brothers at Walla Walla, Sydney Estes and Win Estes. The surviving children are: Hugh Gibbins, Mrs. Eugene Page, Mrs. Theo Weaver, Mrs. Robert Fenton, Mrs. Chas Duncan, Mrs. W. B. Porter, Mrs. Wm Foxford and Miss Inez Gibbins. (Citizen-23 Nov 1923)

Gibbins, William C.,  d. 1902

On last Sunday morning Deputy Sheriff Nichell of Okanogan county and Constable Phillips of Almira attempted to arrest Billy Gibbons and George Wilds in Almira, charged with horse stealing. The latter drew their guns and started for their horses, pursued by the officers. About 30 shots were fired and Gibbons received three wounds from which he died Monday. Wilds was arrested in a livery stable. Nichell covered this man, who drew a revolver, but it was grabbed by Constable Phillips. Gibbons was found in the saloon by the two officers and shooting began. He was shot through the breast, the bullet lodging in his back. He was also hit in the hip and leg. He mounted a bare back horse and rode 11 miles before being overtaken. Gibbons’ body was brought back to this place, his former home, on Wednesday, and interred in the cemetery after a service at the grave. The parents of the unfortunate man have the sympathy of their many Harrington friends in this doubly trying bereavement. That their son went wrong was certainly not the fault of his early training. This tragedy should be a warning to every young man and teach him to use the utmost caution in the choosing of his associates. (Citizen-2 May 1902)(Lincoln Co Death Certificate shows Wm Gibbons, age 26 years, died Apr 29, 1902, burial at Harrington.)

Gibson, Mildred,--- 8-14-1904

The thirteen months old child of Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Gibson of this city died last Saturday night and was buried in the Harrington cemetery Sunday afternoon. It had been ill for several weeks, alternating between relapses and periods in which it would appear better, until it finally succumbed. (Citizen of 8-19-1904)

Gies, Conrad, h/o Anna K.  (d. 1959; b. 1880; TS; OC);  “Conrad Gies.—His home was Odessa, WA. He is survived by his wife, Anna Katherine Gies at the home; 2 sons, Henry Gies, Odessa, and Clarence Gies, Davenport; 6 daughters, Mrs. Katherine Miller, Davenport; Mrs. Elizabeth Kramer, Mrs. Dorothy Case, Mrs. Martha Womach, all of Spokane; Mrs. Charlotte Batterman, Wenatchee, WA; Mrs .Madeline Marchel, Ellensburg, WA; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. from the United Congregational Church in Odessa, Rev Harry G. Pfieff officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery, the Strate Funeral Home of Odessa in charge.”  (Spokesman Review: April 1959; Beck data card collection)

Gies, Lauron Wentel  (d. 12-21-1953; b. 4-24-1923; TS; OC; LL) “Lauron Wentel Gies. Born: April 24, 1923 at Odessa, WA. Died Dec 21, 1953, at Chicago, IL. Buried: Dec 26, 1953 at Odessa, WA. Cause of Death: Heart Stroke. Age: 30 yrs 7 mos 27 days. Mourned by his widow and son Howard; father and step-mother, 3 brothers: Solomon, George and Harold, 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Kuest, Mrs. Josephine Lesser and Mrs. Dorothy Tanck; 4 step-brothers, Emmanuel, Karl, Fred, and Reinhold, 1 step-sister, Margaret Yuckert. Text: Ps. 39:4-5; 35: 9. E R Pflueger.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Lauron W. Gies.—His home was in Chicago, IL. Survived by his wife, Joan Gies and one son, Howard, at the home in Chicago. Parents, Mr .and Mrs. Henry Gies of Odessa, Wash.; three brothers, Sol, George and Harold Gies, all of Odessa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Kuest of Dryden, WA; Mrs. Josephine Lesser, Ford, WA; and Mrs. Dorothy Tanck, of Odessa. Mr. Gies will be received by the Strate Funeral Home in Odessa, WA, Thursday evening, Dec 24th. Funeral Saturday, Dec 26, at 2 p.m. in the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, Pastor E. R. Pflueger officiating. Interment in the Odessa Cemetery. The Strate Funeral Home in Odessa, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-22-1953; Beck data card collection)

Giese, Danny M. (WW II)  (d. 8-19-1973; b. 6-16-1915; TS; OC);  “Danny Giese, wheat farmer and resident of Odessa for many years, died unexpectedly at his home, 706 East Amende Drive, early Sunday morning. He was 58 years of age.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev Douglas Roberts at the English Congregational Church on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.  Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Giese, a single man, had been employed from time to time doing plumbing work for Elmer Iltz at Williams Garage, in addition to operating his wheat farm.  Danny McKinley Giese was born on June 16, 1915, the son of Daniel and Minnie Dobson Giese and has been a resident of this area all his life. He is survived by his mother, Minnie Giese, Odessa; two brothers, Manford of Moses Lake and Laurence of Beaverton, OR; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Walter, Odessa; and Mrs. Marilu Quast, Dover, Delaware. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and American Legion, both of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 8-23-1973; Beck data card collection)

Giese, Rudolph Harry  (d. 1950; b. 1906; TS; OC; LL) “Rudolph Harry Giese. Born: March 14, 1906, at Ruff, WA.  Died: Sept 4, 1950, at Mount Vernon, WA. Buried: Sept 7, 1950, at Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Thrombosis. Age: 44 yrs 5 mos 21 days. Mourned by wife: Maude Edwina Giese; one son, Gerald; one daughter, Janice Rose; 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Text: Ps 40:11.  E. R. Pflueger.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Funeral services were held on Thursday from the Christ Lutheran Church for Rudolph H Giese, 44, Odessa barber and civic worker, who had died on the coast the previous Monday, while on a vacation trip. The Rev E. R. Pflueger officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.”  (Beck data card); “Funeral services are being held this afternoon for Rudolph Harry Giese, 44, Odessa barber who died at 4:10 p.m. on Monday afternoon, while en route to the coast for a vacation trip. Stricken with a heart attack, death came in an ambulance as he was being taken to a Mount Vernon hospital. The services are being held from the Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor E. R. Pflueger officiating. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery, under direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Mr. and Mrs. Giese and the children had left for a short vacation trip to the coast, and word of the death shocked the community. Glen Strate, accompanied by Leroy Kuest and Dannie Giese drove to Mount Vernon to bring home the body and to drive the Giese car home with the family members.  Rudolph Giese was born at Ruff on March 14, 1906, and came with his parents to Odessa while still a boy. He married Miss Maude Kuest on Dec 6, 1931, and soon after this took over the Model Barber and Beauty Shoppe here, Mrs. Giese working with him in the beauty shop division during the early years. Active in community life, he was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, served as Sunday school superintendent, and as president of the Lutheran Brotherhood. He held active memberships in the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Gun Club and Camera Club. An ardent fisherman, he was also an expert on repair of outboard motors, a service which, with his camera work, was always available to the public here.  Survivors include his wife, Maude, and two minor children, Gerald L and Janice Rose, at the home; three brothers, Henry, of California; John, Davenport; and Adolph, Spokane; one half-brother, August Giese, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Janke, Davenport; Mrs. Ida Mills, Odessa; Mrs. Pauline Garett, Salem, OR; and Mrs. Elsie Chess, Longview, WA.” (Odessa Record: 11-11-1965; Beck data card collection)

Gilbert, Chester F.

Memorial services are pending for Chester F Gilbert, who died Sunday. He was born in 1903 to Dwight and Caroline Gilbert and came to Harrington in 1923. He taught there  for 22 years before operating an insurance agency until his retirement in 1970. He had married Thelma Hinshaw in Cheney in 1924. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Yvonne Schenk, 3 grandchildren, and a sister, Edith Lancaster. (Citizen-13 Feb 1975)

Gilbert, Thelma I.

Thelma I. Gilbert (87)—Passed away Dec 2, 1991 in Davenport. Her home Harrington. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Lester Schenk. Preceded in death by her husband Chester Gilbert. At Mrs. Gilbert’s request no services will be held. (Spokesman-Review)

Gilliland, Consuela

Connie Gilliland died last night Sept 13, at her home in Harrington. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Lucille Gilliland; 3 nephews; 2 nieces. She was a graduate of Harrington HS, received a BA degree at U of W and master of arts degree from Columbia University. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times)

Gilliland, H. O.

John R. Cassin, Spokane, representing the Empire Granite Products Company, brought the ashes of Harry O. Gillaland to Harrington, Wed., and they were placed in a special receiving cavity for the urn, between two granite stones, and these were buried in the Gilliland lot in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-May 24, 1935)

Gilliland, Laura C .,(Burke)

Mrs. Harry O. Gilliland died at her home in town last week Thursday (Nov 26, 1953). The 88 year old matron had been failing in health for several years. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. The following life story was compiled by her son, William:  Laura Cornelia Burke was born Feb 18, 1865 on the farm of her father, John Burke, near Crystal, MI in Montcalm County, the second of four children. The other children were Estella Burke (Oct 17, 1861), Verona Burke (June 22, 1871 and she died July 29 of this year), and Edward W. Burker (June 9, 1877). She attended Carson City HS and Alma College at Alma, Michigan, 1888-1891. She taught school for two years and came to WA to visit her sister, Mrs. Estell DeWitte Hayes in 1894. She taught at the Lord’s Valley school the following year. On Nov 27, 1897 she was married (at Crystal, MI) to Harry Oliver Gilliland, a local farmer. They lived on a homestead at Marston, MT until July 1898, when they returned to Harrington and she resumed school teaching. (Following several moves locally) March 29, 1900 a son, William Lester was born to them. A daughter, Consuelo Fern Gilliland was born on May 20, 1906. Harry Gilliland died Jan 26, 1933. She moved to town in 1952. (Citizen-4 Dec 1953)

Gilliland, Lucile C.

Lucile C. Gilliland (95)—Died Nov 22, 1996 in Spokane, WA. Her home was Harrington. She is survived by 5 children, Alexia A., Paul M., Laura C. Greenberg, Walter A., and Astha Ruth Fryer. Interment services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

 “A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. for Lucile C Gilliland, who died Nov 22, 1996 in Spokan , with the Rev Martha Montovani officiating. Mrs. Gilliland, 95, made her home in Harrington. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Bluestem Grange and a former member of the America n Hemmercallas Society. She is survived by five children, Alexis A Gilliland of Arlington, VA, Paul M Gilliland of Harrington, Laura C Greenberg of Phoenix , AZ, Walter A Gilliland of Goshen, IN, and Astha Ruth Fryer of Western Australia; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William Lester Gilliland, as well as two brothers and three sisters.  Interment service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times:  11-28-1996) 

Gilliland, William Lester

Dr William Lester Gilliland died in Lafayette, IN on May 6, 1971. Bill Gilliland was born in Harrington, March 29, 1900, the son of Harry Oliver and Laura C Gilliland. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1916. Sept 25, 1922 he married Frances Lucile Cartmell of Buena, WA. During the war Major Gilliland served from 1940-1944 as an instructor in the War Department Civilian Protection Schools and was executive officer at Lafayette, Indiana. Surviving with the widow are 3 sons, Alexis A., Paul M. and Walter A. Gilliland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Laura A. Greenberg and Miss Astha Ruth Gilliland; and one sister, Miss Consuelo Gilliland. (Dav. Times-20 May 1971)

Gillis, Illah M. Hopp

Services were held in Spokane Tuesday for Ilah M. Gillis, who died Nov 30, 1973 at the age of 77. Born in Idaho, Ilah Larrabee came to Harrington area in her youth. She married Jake Hopp and after his death, Merle Gillis. Gillis died in 1967. Survivors include a daughter Carol Pegram and a son, Robert Hopp. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Glaeser, Clara S.

Mrs. Clara S. Glaeser was born in Ontario, Canada Dec 25, 1883, the daughter of a minister, the Rev G. F. Schwartz. Mrs. Glaeser came to Harrington in May 1941, the wife of Rev Wm Glaeser. In June 1952 Mrs. Glaeser moved to NY City and in 1964 to Racine, WI. Mrs. Glaeser died Dec 3, 1976 in Wisconsin and her cremated remains will be placed next to her husband’s grave at Hillcrest. (Citizen-30 Dec 1976)

Glaeser, William (Rev)

William Glaeser was born on Feb 7, 1881, at Strumpfelbach, Germany. While in Germany he had the advantage of a religious education. At the age of 18 he came to America and made his home at Sheboygan, WI. He felt the call to preach the Gospel and attended the Evangelical college at Naperville, IL. His first pastorate was at Elroy, WI. During his second pastorate at Alma, WI, he was married to Clara S. Schwartz—a marriage blessed with two children, Walter William and Jean Mary Elizabeth. He was just entering his 7th year in the Harrington Evangelical church when he passed away August 30, 1947. Besides his wife and two children, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Wm Goking of WI and 4 brothers, Chris, Carl, Gottlieb and Emanuel. (Citizen-12 Sept 1947)

Glascock, Emmett A.,   (disinterred)

This community was greatly shocked Tuesday when the word was sent out by physicians that E. A. Glascock could not survive longer than 24 hours. True to that edict he passed away Wednesday, his death being the result of an abscess of the liver. His age was 29 years. He was in partnership with A E Crisp in a hardware venture. Mr. Glascock was born in CA, Oct 12, 1877 and came to WA at age 5. He is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Frank Glascock. On Nov 10, 1904 he was married to Miss Anna Danilson in Spokane. Besides his wife, he leaves his parents, a brother Vernon, and two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Coleson and Mrs. Elizabeth Turner. The remains will be placed at rest in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-1 Feb 1907) The Last Sad Rites. The funeral of Emmett Glascock took place Friday at the Baptist church. Harrington Lodge No 122 K of P attended in a body. Persons from nearly all the neighboring towns attending. At the cemetery the Knights performed the last sad rites. (Cit. -8 Feb 1907) The body of Emmet Glascock was disinterred Tuesday (Dec 4, 1917) and shipped to Spokane. (Citizen-7 Dec 1917)

Glascock, George Gibson

A very sad case of drowning occurred on the Perry Lamona place in the south part of the county, last Thursday evening, the victim being George Gibson Glasscock, the 3 year old child of Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Glasscock, old and well known residents of the county. The Glasscocks have been living on the old Bigham place, some 16 miles southeast of Harrington. Recently Mr. Glasscock had arranged to move to Harrington. Desiring to bid Mr. & Mrs. Lamona goodbye, Mrs. Glasscock, accompanied by the child, walked over to the Lamona home. The yard of Mr. Lamona’s home slopes down to Crab Creek. After an hour and a half from the time the child was missed, one of the men found the body in the creek. The funeral took place at Harrington with a large attendance at both the church and the cemetery. (LCT-15 Sept 1899) Little George Gibson Glascock, familiarly known as “Joe” fell into Crab Creek, Thursday, Sept 7, 1899, and help came too late. He was born at Harrington July 6, 1896. (Citizen-15 Sept 1899)

Glascock, Vern Harrison s/o Harry

Vern Harrison, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Glascock, who reside near Crab Creek, died on Aug 21, of cholera infantum, after a sickness of but 4 days. The deceased was born at this place Dec 27, 1900. The funeral was held on Saturday, Aug 23, Rev A A Powers officiating. (Citizen-29 Aug 1902)

Gohlman, Eva H. (Mrs. R. A.)

Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Rudolph Gohlman. Mrs. Gohlman died Wednesday, May 23, 1951, at Burlingame, CA, at the home of her daughter. The last rites at the Community church were under the direction of Danekas & Duncan Funeral Home. Rev Madson was officiating clergyman… Eva H. Cross was born Sept 18, 1871, at Sabula, Iowa. She was married to R. A. Gohlman and one daughter, Dorothy, was born to them. They resided in Harrington for a number of years. Mrs. Gohlman was a member of the former Presbyterian church here. Mr. Gohlman was drowned in Fish Trap Lake Sept 8, 1915, and soon after that Mrs. Gohlman and Dorothy moved to Seattle. The past year, Mrs. Gohlman resided at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Basbet at Burlingsgame. Coming from out of town for the services were Mr. & Mrs. Basbet, Mr. & Mrs. Erich Richards of Yakima, Mrs. Helen (Hale) McFee, Mr. & Mrs. Glen Crewse (Henrietta Gohlman), Miss Willie Gohlman, of Spokane; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gohlman of Rockford. Mrs. Crewse, Miss Gohlman, Robert Gohlman and Mrs. McFee are cousins of Mrs. Basbet. Mrs. Richards is a sister of Mr. Basbet. Mr. & Mrs. Basbet and their relatives were guests at the homes of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Stone and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stone. (Harr. Cit.-June 1, 1951)

Gohlman, Henry

Mr. Henry Gohlman was born in Clinton County, Iowa, near De Witte, and at the time of his death was 51 years of age. He passed away Jan 9, 1917 from pneumonia. He was one of the early pioneers of Harrington, having come here about 27 years ago. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Ruby Stone, and 3 children, Henrietta, Robert and Winnie. Two brothers have preceded him to the Land beyond, and there are 4 sisters and 2 brothers living to mourn his death. They are: Will Gohlman (Harrington), Martin Gohlman (Leavenworth), Mrs. W. L. Hale (Leavenworth), Mrs. A. A. Buck (Twin Falls, ID), Mrs. G. W. Watts (Clinton, Iowa) and Mrs. G. W. Webbles (Clinton, Iowa). The funeral occurred at the Presbyterian church Wednesday and the Knights of Pythias attended the body… (Citizen-12 Jan 1917)

Gohlman, John Henry

John Henry Gohlman, the 7 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Gohlman of this city, died Tuesday night (Jan 31, 1905) from a complication of pneumonia and other diseases, after a lingering illness. Interment was made in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-3 Feb 1905) (The Resolution of Condolence of the K o P Lodge refers to John Henry as the oldest son of Henry Gohlman.)

Gohlman, Ruby E.,

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby E. Gohlman, who passed away peacefully in her sleep last week Tuesday in Spokane, were held from the Community Congregational church… Ruby Elizabeth Stone was born in Mexico, Missouri, Oct 21, 1873. When she was one year of age, he family moved to Texas where they lived for 13 years, coming from there to Coquille, OR, and thence to Harrington when she was a young woman of 16 years. In 1889 the Stone family built a house in town. In 1894 she was married to Henry Gohlman who had come from Iowa to homestead in what was then Washington Territory. On this homestead 1 ½ miles from town their eldest child was born. Soon they bought a farm 6 miles west of town and 7 years later they bought a home in town that they  might more easily send their children to school. But for several years they moved back to the farm during summer and harvest times. In 1916 the farm was sold and in the spring of 1917 Mr. Gohlman passes away at the age of 52 following an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Gohlman was a charter member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Harrington Woman’s Club. She belonged to the Eastern Star and Rebekah fraternal orders at Harrington… Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery beside her husband and a son, John Henry… Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen Crewse (Henrietta Frances) and Ruby Winifred Gohlman, of Grandview and one son, Robert Eugene Gohlman of Rockford; 3 grand-children; one sister in Oregon; besides nieces and nephews, among them being Robert and Tom stone. Her three children were with her at the time of her passing… (Citizen-10 July 1936)

Gohlman, Ruby Winifred

Funeral services for Ruby Winifred Gohlman, 76, who passed away Dec 4, 1977, in Fairfield, were held Dec 7 at the Harrington Cemetery. Born Sept 16, 1901 in Harrington, she was the daughter of Henry and Ruby Gohlman. After graduation from Harrington HS and Cheney Normal, she taught school. Later she was bookkeeper for the Spokesman-Review. She moved to the Fairfield Good Samaritan Center two years ago to make her home. Survivors include a brother, Robert E. Gohlman of Rockford; one nephew and one niece. (Quoted)

Gohlman, Rudolph A.

Rudolph Gohlman, prominent farmer of the Harrington Wheat Belt, was drowned in Fish Trap Lake Wednesday. He, Pete Swenson and Adam Zobler had autoed to that pleasure resort… Two miles out the scow took on water and went down. Mr. Gohlman could not swim but tests showed that he undoubtedly died from heart failure. The funeral will be today, Sept 10, Friday. The sympathy of everyone is with the grief stricken wife and little daughter. (Citizen-10 Sept 1915)

Gohlman, Wm owner in 6-56-no marker.  "William Gohlman.  Died: 9 Nov 1936, age 73, Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co, Washington.  Father: Henry Gohlman.  Mother: Henrietta Brinker.  Spouse: Loette Gohlman." ( WA State Death Records: Bath Goldstein, Evelyn A. ( Kitt) 

Goldstein, Evelyn A. (Kitt)

After a very short illness Mrs. Evelyn Kitt Goldstein passed away Sunday evening at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane where she had been taken that afternoon. She became suddenly ill that morning while visiting at the home of her uncle, Henry Johnson. Evelyn Kitt was born Aug 6, 1910 in Harrington where she spent her childhood. She has lived in Spokane the past six years. Funeral rites were held Wednesday from the Harrington Funeral Home. Interment was in Hillcrest beside her father who preceded her in death last December, and her mother who passed away in 1914 when Evelyn was four years of age. Surviving Evelyn are 2 sisters, Mrs. Norma Birge, Harrington; and Mrs. Nellie Muzzy, Seattle; and one brother, George F. Kitt, Harrington… (Citizen-29 May 1936)  

"William Gohlman.  Died: 9 Nov 1936, age 73, Walla Wallka, Walla Walla Co, Washington.  Father: Henry Gohlman.  MotherL Henrietta Brinker.  Spouse: Loette Gohlman." ( WA State Death Records: Bath Goldstein, Evelyn A. ( Kitt)

Goodwin, Eli

“Eli Goodwin was born Aug 9, 1873 in Union County, KY, going to Labette Co, KS while an infant with his parents, Peter Zealand Goodwin and Phoebe Robertson Goodwin and his sisters, Eliza (Armstrong), Georgia (Griffith), Lulu (Duncan), Sally (Davis), well known in Harrington as Aunt Sally, Florence (Hartley) and Fannie (Potter). Eli came to WA June 1, 1892, arriving in Spokane for 2 years, and he returned to Kansas and Oklahoma where he farmed with his brother-in-law, Jack Duncan who was the father of Eli Duncan, who as a member of Danekas-Duncan Funeral Home, conducted the last rites for Eli Goodwin, Saturday.  Eli next went to Texas with the Duncan family where he remained for a short time before returning to Washington State in 1898. He farmed in Lord’s Valley and vicinity until 1935. Dec 26, 1900, Mr. Goodwin married Lillie May Talkington, of the pioneer Talkington family. One son, Joseph Zealand, and one daughter, Florence Idella were born to them. The daughter died in 1915 at the age of 5 months. Mrs. Goodwin preceded him in death in 1920. Mr. Goodwin was a member of the IOOF and Knights of Pythias lodges here at one time, but in his latter years, because of failing health, he did not continue in fraternal orders. In Spokane Mr .Goodwin made his home with his son and wife, since the beginning of World War II. For the past several years Mr. Goodwin was in poor health that necessitated either hospital care, or residence in a rest home until his death, April 30. He is survived by his son, Zealand, grandson, Kenneth, sisters, Mrs. W. T Hartley (Florence), residing at Baxter Springs, KS; Mrs. Tom Griffith (Fannie), Los Angeles, CA; brothers, Jim Goodwin (James, also a pioneer in the Harrington area), of Davenport; and Perry Goodwin, Dillon, MT; nephews, and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces and great grandnephews and great grandnieces by the score are scattered throughout the states of Washington and California, from the Duncan, Talkington and Griffith families. Last rites, under direction of Danekas & Duncan were conducted at the Harrington Community Congregational Church Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Rev Richard England officiated.  Mrs. George Norin and Mrs. C. C. McCormick sang ‘The Lily of the Valley’ and ‘In The Garden’, request numbers. Mrs. Dean Armstrong, organist, included ‘Goin’ Home’ in the requiem music, which also was a request. Pall bearers included Wayne Talkington, Spokane and Pomeroy, Delbert Talkington, Pomeroy, Emmett Talkington, Leonard (Babe) Talkington, Spokane and Roy and Norman (Buster) Talkington, Harrington. Emmett and Leonard are sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Talkington, and the other four, sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Talkington (Belle).  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside his wife, where they will rest together until the resurrection.” (Citizen-10 May 1957)

Goodwin, Evelyn E., ---

Goodwin, Florence Idella

The Little baby daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eli Goodwin, born June 2, 1915, died today at about 1 o’clock. (Citizen-19 Nov 1915)

Goodwin, James “Jim”

James Goodwin was born at Edna, Labette Co, KS, on Jan 5, 1875, one of 11 Goodwin children, of whom three survive. In 1892 Jim and brother Eli moved to the Wilbur area to the farm of G F Davis. In 1898 Jim purchased the presses and started the Harrington Citizen. When he sold the Citizen, he went to Krupp (now Marlin) and began a paper there. The following year he sold the Krupp paper and bought the Big Bend Outlook at Almira until 1910. That same year he was elected as Lincoln Co Clerk for 2 years. He then purchased the Davenport Tribune. He later was Lincoln Co Auditor. In 1931 he married Mona O’Malley. James and Mona had one daughter, Phoebe Wold. James died on Nov 1, 1965. (Quoted) Jim’s parents never came to WA, but several sisters and a brother came to Harrington area—namely, Eli Goodwin, Mr. & Mrs. G. A. Armstrong, (Eliza Goodwin), Mrs. Sally (Goodwin) Davis, and Mrs. Lulu (Goodwin) Duncan. He is survived by his widow, Mona; daughter, Phoebe Wold; step-son, Garner Mitchell; brother, Bud Goodwin; sisters, Florence Hartley and Fannie Griffith. (Citizen-11 Nov 1965)

Goodwin, Joseph Zealand

Joseph Zealand Goodwin—Passes away Oct 24, 1976 in Spokane. Husband of Evelyn E. Goodwin; father of Kenneth J. Goodwin. A lifetime resident of the area. Veteran of WW II. Funeral services at Hazen & Jaeger, Oct 28. Graveside services will be Oct 28 at the Harrington Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Goodwin, Kenneth J., ---  

“Kenneth J Goodwin. Birth: 4-19-1947; Died: 7-07-1984. Ashes Buried: 6-28-1985.”  (Source: Harrington City Hall )

Goodwin, Lillie May (Talkington) ,

“The friends and relatives of Mrs. Eli Goodwin were shocked to learn of her sudden death last Sunday at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane . For some time the deceased had been ailing and it was decided to have a operation. The character of this operation was not uncommon and she would probably have recovered but her heart proved too weak and it appears that she never came out from under the anesthetic. The body was brought to Harrington Monday night and cared for at the J. E. Turner home until Tuesday when the funeral was held. The services were held at the Baptist Church, the Rev Mr. Callahan, officiating. It appears that the deceased had some fears for her recovery and left word with a friend in case of her fatality, just what should be done even to the hymns she desired sung. Following the service burial  took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Lilly May Goodwin was born near Greenwood, Arkansas, Sept 10, 1879 and was 41 years of age at the time of her death. . In 1889 she moved to WA with her parents and on Dec 26, 1900 she was united in marriage to Eli Goodwin, a prosperous farmer of this district. Deceased professed religion at the early age of nine and all her life she was a conscientious Christian. One of her marked characteristics was her great devotion to her aged mother and to her family, and their welfare received her constant attention. Deceased is survived by her husband, a 6 year old son, Zealand, her mother, Rebekah Ann Talkington, aged 82 next November; one sister, Mrs. G. A. Bumpass, of Genesee, Idaho; and 3 brothers, Albert Talkington of Spokane, Walter Talkington of Nampa and William Talkington of Jerome, Idaho.  Deceased was a member of the Pythian Sisters, and this order and the Knights of Pythias both attended in a body.  The pall bearers were all relatives of the deceased and included: Brant, Leonard and Lloyd Talkington, Claude and Walter Bumpass and  ___ Duncan . Among the friends and relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. Goodwin were: A. J. Talkington, Brent, Leonard and Miss Jessie of Spokane , Jim Goodwin of Davenport …”  (Citizen-25 June 1920)

Goodwin, Mona (O’Malley)

Graveside services for Mrs. Mona Goodwin of Davenport were held Monday, June 23, 1969 at Hillcrest Cemetery. Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 6, 1894, Mona O’Malley came to WA in 1904. She came to Davenport in 1930 to accept a position as school nurse. She married the late Jim Goodwin in Davenport on Nov 25, 1931. Mrs. Goodwin passed away June 20, 1969 at the Lincoln Nursing Home where she had resided the past few years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Phoebe) Wold, of Seattle and 3 grandchildren. (Dav. Times-3 July 1969)

Gordon, John

John Gordon died Monday morning, June 17, at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, he was stricken with another heart spell. John Gordon was born Jan 30, 1873 in County Banff, Scotland, son of John and Janet (Smith) Gordon. Several of his years were spent in Dufftown where he joined the Presbyterian church. In 1892 he came to the US and settled in Michigan where he was employed on the DSS & A Railroad. In 1898 he came to WA to Harrington where he was a section foreman for 3 years. In 1899 he filed on a homestead south of town. In 1901 he resigned from the railroad and built a home and devoted his time to farming. He was a charter member of IOOF lodge No 160, Liberty Grange and Harrington Lion’s Club. Mr. Gordon had an interesting life, some of his experiences are recorded in the Citizen dated March 3, 1953. Mr. Gordon’s father died when he was a small boy and his mother died 53 years ago. Last week in Tacoma Robert Gordon, his only surviving brother, died. Survivors include nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Jessie Brander and George Simpson. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery where IOOF Lodge 160 conducted graveside rites. (Citizen-21 & 27 June 1957)

Gordon, Robert

The funeral of Robert Gordon, who died at the Deaconess hospital last Friday following an operation, was held Tuesday at the Presbyterian church. Deceased was 83 years of age and was born in Duffton, Banff shire, Scotland. When he was 29 years old he came to Boston where he lived for a few years. He spent some time in Canada and Michigan, and in 1900 he moved to Stratford, bought 400 acres and also homesteaded. He was twice married. Three children were born to his first wife, two daughters living in Duluth and the son in Boston. Deceased is survived by these 3 children, by his widow, whom he married 41 years ago, and by more distant relatives among them being a nephew John Gordon of Mohler. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was a man of excellent character and had many friends, many of whom motored up from Stratford to attend the funeral. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-1 Aug 1924)

Gossett, J L (not buried)

(Blk 2 Lot 25) “J L Gossett. Birth: Sept 16, 1932; Died: Feb 4, 2008. Ashes to be buried at a later date.)  

Gossett, Sylvia         d. 12-13-2010

“Sylvia E Gossett of Harrington, WA was born Sept 25, 1934 in Springhill, Louisiana. Sylvia, with her family by her side, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, Dec 13, 2010. She is now re-united with her beloved husband of 51 years, J L Gossett who passed away Feb 4, 2008 after also losing his battle with cancer. Sylvia leaves behind four sons, Jay (Kari) of Gig Harbor, WA; Buck (JoAnn) of Mohler, WA; Mike (Kelly) of Wilbur, WA; and Mark of Harrington, WA.  Also her sister, Irene (Richard) Voetburg of Harrington and brother Donald (Doris) Umphries of New Iberia, LA. Her parents, William and Emma, sister Jean and brothers Vernon, Johnny and Rocky who all passed before her will all be waiting to rejoice in her homecoming. Sylvia enjoyed being close to her family especially during the holidays. She also enjoyed fishing, cooking great southern meals and, of course, her penny slot machines. A celebration of Sylvia’s life, with friends and family, will be held in the spring.” (Spokesman-Review: submitted)

Goulter, Emma C., (Hoover) Hose

Mrs. George Goulter, mother of the Hose Brothers of Harrington died in Spokane at her home, Oct 17, 1948. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery on Wednesday, Rev Madson in charge… Emma C. Hoover was born June 18, 1871, in Andrew, Iowa which is near Davenport. She was married there to W. F. Hose in 1888. In 1900 the family came west to the Ritzville area and settled near Marlin. They later resided in Canada, and in Bonners Ferry, ID. In 1919 they came to Harrington where Mr. Hose entered the garage firm with his sons. Mr. Hose died Feb 26, 1932. About 8 years ago Mrs. Hose and George Goulter were married. They made their home in Spokane the past few years. Surviving Mrs. Goulter are her husband, George Goulter, sons, E. J. Hose, Wilbur; Albert Hose, Dewey, AZ; W. B. and Howard Hose, Harrington; Otto Hose, Endicott; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, J. E. Hoover, Spokane; E. E. and Sam Hoover in Iowa… (Citizen-22 Oct 1948)

Goulter, George

George E. Goulter, 84, early resident here, died Aug 17, 1964 in Spokane. He was born in England and came to the States as a young man. Surviving him are a sister, Georgia Butcher and a niece, Edna Harkin; 5 step-sons, W B, Howard, A H, E J, and O H Hose. Last rites were graveside services at Hillcrest. He was laid to rest in the plot beside his mother who died in 1917. His wife, Mrs. (Hose) Goulter, passed away in 1948. (Dav. Times-27 Aug 1964)(George Goulter was a nephew of the late Mrs. Richard Brenchley (Elizabeth Goulter), and came here from Portsmouth, England in 1907. In England he was a skilled workman in the navy yards. He had done farm work since being here. He was born Sept 14, 1880. (Citizen-27 Oct 1939)

Graedel, Calvin H h/o L. D.  (d. July 14, 1973; b. 1889; TS; OC);  “C .H. (Calvin) Graedel.—Passed away at Santa Barbara, CA. His home, S1504 SE Blvd, Spokane. Survived by his wife, Lucia, Santa Barbara, CA; 2 sons, Cal Graedel, Mr., Odessa; Willard Graedel, Santa Barbara; one step-daughter, Mrs. Margurite Wolvin, Federal Way, WA; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Rosalia, WA; Mrs. Matilda Stickerman, Portland, OR; Mrs. Hedwig Pfief, Yakima, WA; Mrs. Martha Walter, Odessa, WA. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, S314 Spruce St, Spokane. The Pastor Fred Arndt officiating. Graveside services to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Odessa Lodge No. 156 F & AM officiating. The Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-17-1973)

Graedel:  “Injuries received in an accident two days earlier were fatal Friday evening to Philip Edward Graedel, 51, former Odessa resident, now of The Dalles, Oregon, manager for the Portland-Pendleton Motor Transport company, states The Dalles Chronicle. Graedel, who had headed The Dalles branch of the trucking firm for four years, suffered internal injuries last Wednesday as he was helping unload a truck. A trailer, which was not attached to is cab, rolled back and pinned him against a wall.  He was born August 27, 1900, in Ritzville, WA, and lived with his family in the Odessa area. While in The Dalles he was active in the Zion Lutheran church and was a member of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. He had been associated with the trucking firm for 20 years and had moved to The Dalles four years ago from Portland. Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, Thomas Eldon and Dennis Ralph Graedel; four sisters, Mrs. Conrad Walter of Odessa; Mrs. Edward Spikerman of Portland, Mrs. Henry Pfeif of Yakima and Mrs. Ed Miller of Spokane, and two brothers, Calvin H. Graedel of Spokane and Paul Graedel of Seattle. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Zion Lutheran church there, the Rev Paul Hoch officiating. Burial services were held at the Greenwood Cemetery at Spokane.  C. H Graedel of Spokane went to The Dalles for the service there, and at the Spokane service Mrs. Cal Graedel, Jr., and Judy; Mrs. Conrad Walter, Jr., and Mrs. Willard Graedel attended.”  (Odessa Record: 7-17-1952) )

Graff, Ruth Irene,

Ruth Irene Graff, 7 year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Graff, died Nov 3, 1906. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Rev J. F. Redfern and burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-9 Nov 1906)

Graham, Ada Evelyn,

“Ada Evelyn Graham born in Spokane, WA on Jan 8, 1917 to Leslie and Dee Crandell. Married James R. ‘Jimmy’ Graham on Aug 9, 1939. 1944  farmed in Lord’s Valley near Harrington, WA, where she lived for 64 years until her move to Seattle, WA to be near her children in August 2008. She died suddenly at her home in Seattle on Feb 15, 2010. Ada was a partner in wheat farming with Jimmy until he died in 1986. Member of Bright Hope Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Harrington Community Congregational Church, Harrington Garden Club and Lincoln County Hospital Auxiliary.  Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Roger Wing of Bellevue, WA; son Jeff Graham, and his domestic partner, John Longres, of Seattle; sister, Martha Niemi of Spokane; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Ruth Crandell of Spokane, Michael and Sharon Crandell of Spokane; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband Jimmy, her parents, two sisters, Mary Crandell and Leslie Crandell and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Graham, preceded her in death.  Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010.” (Spokesman Review: 2-24-2010)

Graham, Darrell,    in Blk 3 Lot 1

Ashes buried on Aug 24, 2003.

Graham, Donald W.

Services were held Friday in Davenport for Donald W Graham, who died Dec 11, 1973 in Spokane. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Graham, born in Bluestem in 1929 had lived in this area all his life. Survivors include 3 children: William and Tom Graham, both of Spokane; and Susan Luppert of Portland; six brothers—W. L. (Brownie), Jim, Darrel, Gene and Roy Graham; also survive as does one sister, Zelma Purcell. (Dav. Times-20 Dec 1973)

Graham, Grace

Death came to Mrs. James W. Graham Thursday, Aug 16, 1956 at Parkhill Nursing Home in Spokane. She was afflicted with arthritis for a number of years and a semi-invalid about 20 years. Grace Kennedy was born Dec 11, 1890, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Pierce Kennedy of Edwall. She was reared in Edwall and Bluestem. It was in Bluestem she met James W. Graham and they were married and made their home there until they moved to Harrington in 1942. Surviving Mrs. Graham are her husband; children, W. L. Graham, Mrs. William Purcell (Zelma), James R. Graham, Darrell Graham, C. K. (Bob) Graham, Gene Graham, Roy Graham, and Donald Graham; and two brothers, John and Roy Kennedy of Seattle. (Citizen-24 Aug 1956)

Graham, James R .,---

Graham, James W., ---  

Graham, Joyce (Blk 4 Lot 13)

“Birth: Feb 1, 1929. Died: Aug 11, 2007. Burial of Ashes: April 4, 2008.” ( Harrington City Hall records)

Graham, Julianne

Coming as a heart breaking shock to her parents and kin, was the death of Julianne Graham, little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Graham. When she was put to bed she mentioned her throat was sore. Monday she found it hard to swallow and was taken to Deaconess hospital where she passed away. Julianne was two years old last Sept 15. She is survived by, besides her parents, a sister Susan, 6, and brother, William, 2; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Karl Williams and Mr. & Mrs.  J. W. Graham. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-30 March 1956)

Grant, Gordon

Word reached here Monday that Gordon Grant, the surviving brother of Grant Brothers, old and respected bachelor citizens of this place, had been found dead in the bed of his room at the Fermont Hotel in Spokane. He was 60 years of age and a member of the IOOF. The body was removed to Turnbull Undertaking rooms and will be sent to Harrington for burial. The Grant Brothers are reputed to be worth $100,000 and they leave 2 sisters to survive them—one in Ohio and one in Nova Scotia. (Citizen-21 June 1912) The remains of Gordon Grant were brought down from Spokane Tuesday evening and Harrington Lodge of Odd Fellows took charge of the funeral and the remains were interred in Harrington Cemetery Wed. afternoon. Miss Ruby Moffatt, a niece from Hawarden, Saskatchewan, arrived in Spokane Monday and was present here at the funeral. (Citizen-June 28, 1912)

Grant, John

John Grant, of Mohler, was found dead in his Harrington residence on Dec 25, 1911, when his brother Gordon entered the house. Everything indicated that death came in a natural way. John Grant was born in Nova Scotia, June 26, 1843, of Scotch parentage. He and Gordon had lived together from boyhood, and neither had ever married. From Nova Scotiz the brothers came to Nevada in 1874, where John followed mining at Virginia City and Gold Hill for 7 years. From there John came to WA in 1880 and was joined here by Gordon a year later. (Citizen-29 Dec 1911)

Graupman, Edwin W ---

“Edwin W Graupman.—His home, 2255 West Burnside St, Portland, Or. Father of Aaron W. Graupman; brother of Walter H. Graupman, Elk; Louise Taylor, Alma Willard, both Lewiston, ID; Tillie Strickner, Harrington, WA. Graveside services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 15 at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Caldwell’s Funeral Service, Portland, OR, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-14-1971)

Green, Aileen

In the list of known dead and missing from the shipwreck of the steamship Bear, which ran upon a reef during foggy weather Wednesday night the name of Miss Ayleen Green of Deer Park appears, and among those not accounted for is the name of Mrs. Lillian F. Green of Deer Park. They are known to have taken passage for California, where they were to take a vacation. Both Ayleen and her mother are old residents of Harrington, and the father and husband, S. .F “Sam”—Green , who died a few years ago, is buried in the Harrington Cemetery. He was a brother of John .F Green. Miss Ayleen was for a number of years a valued and competent teacher in the Harrington schools, and stayed with the family of J. E. Williams, where she was considered about the same as a daughter by Mr. & Mrs. Williams. This leaves but one member of the family remaining, Lillian, who is married and resides somewhere in Stevens County, we believe. The remains are being shipped to Harrington, where at last they will lie beside those of the husband and father. They are not expected to arrive until Tuesday. For some years Miss Green was a member of Bright Hope Chapter No 79, OES of Harrington, transferring her membership after she moved away. (Citizen June 16, 1916) Aileen A. Green was born in College City, CA, May 26, 1886. She taught in the Harrington schools four years, one year in Chewelah, two years in Colville, and two years in Deer Park, where she had accepted the school for another year. Her first term was a country school, making ten years of school work. Mother and daughter lost their lives by drowning near Ferndale, CA. (see also Mrs. Lillian Green; Citizen June 23, 1916)

Green, Dena Mae

Dena Mae Green, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bert McCune, passed away at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, Friday, of bronchial pneumonia which followed a severe case of measles. The little girl had recovered from measles several weeks ago, but contracted a second and more severe case last week. She was taken to the hospital Thursday evening when her condition became critical. Dena Mae was born Sept 11, 1945 at St Joseph’s hospital in Chewelah, and was 8 months 13 days old at the time of her passing. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Nazarene church with Rev L. M. Flowers of Edwall officiating. Interment was in the McCune family plot at Hillcrest cemetery. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bonser and Mrs. Eleanor Moeser of Spokane were here for the last rites. (Citizen-May 31, 1946)

Green, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Green was born near Hamilton, Ohio, March 25, 1830. Died at Harrington, WA on Oct 27, 1909. While young she moved with her parents to Grant Co, KY, where she spent her girlhood days. In 1851 she was married to William Nathan Green and soon after moved to Caldwell Co, MO. Her husband died in 1862, leaving her a widow at the age of 32. In 1875 she moved with her children to California, where she lived until nine years ago. Since then she has made her home with her son, John F. Green, of Harrington. She leaves four children, John F., and Samuel F., of this city, Joseph C. of Lindsay and Mrs. Sallie Peart of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Joseph T. Brewen of Cowgill, MO. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Grandma Green has been a life long member of the Baptist Church, having united with it at the age of 13. (Citizen Nov 5, 1909)

Green, Lillian F., (Mrs. Sam F.)

(See also Aileen Green) From the time the message was electrically flashed over the wires of the untimely death of Mrs. Lillian F. Green, and her most estimable daughter, Miss Aileen, resulting from the disaster to the S. S. Bear, their old friends, acquaintances and relatives in their old home town, Harrington, have been filled with sorrow. Mrs. L. F. Green was born in Louisville, KY, July 7, 1856. She came to California in her early twenties, taught school five years in College City, where she was married to S. . Green, June 5, 1884. Two children were born to them, Aileen A and Lillian. They moved to WA in 1897, 14 years were spent in Harrington and vicinity and 5 years in Stevens County. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. T. N. Ledgerwood, of Colville, a brother and sister in CA  and one grandchild. Mother and daughter lost their lives by drowning near Ferndale, CA, victims of the ill-fated ship Bear. The bodies were returned to Harrington to be laid to rest by the side of the husband and father, S. F. Green, who preceded them in death about four years ago. The remains were met at the depot June 22 by members of the Bright Hope Chapter, No 79, OES, of which order Miss Aileen was a member….. There were other floral offerings sufficient to bank the double grave at the cemetery. The remains were in charge of J. E. Turner… (Citizen June 23, 1916)

Green, Mildred Dorothy ---

Died on Monday, Sept 29, 1902, the 2 year old daughter of Robert and Nettie Green of Lake Creek. The child was brought to this city a few days prior to her death for treatment. The cause of death was spinal meningitis. The funeral took place at the Baptist church Monday afternoon, Rev Spight officiating. (Citizen- Oct 1902) (Edit: Mildred Dorothy, d/o Robert L .Green, age 1 yr 7 mos 21 dys per records.)

Green, Samuel Frances

S. F. Green, after a protracted illness, died at his home in Chewelah, Stevens County, Monday, of carcinoma, and Tuesday the remains were brought to Harrington, his old home town, and buried with full Masonic honors by the members of Laurel Lodge No 119, F & AM. The business houses closed during the funeral. Samuel Frances Green, son of Wm and Elizabeth Green of Lexington, KY, was born Oct 9, 1855, at Kingston, MO. From MO, they moved to Merced, CA, in 1875. He was united in marriage with Lillian Gertrude Ford on June 5, 1884. In Oct 1898 he moved to Harrington, where he resided until 1911, when he and his family moved to Chewelah. He leaves a wife and 2 daughters, Ayleen and Lillian, 2 brothers and one sister, John F. Green (Harrington), J. C. Green (Lindsay, CA), and Mrs. E. F. Pert (Sacremento, CA). (Citizen-8 March 1912)

Griffin, Hazel ---

Griffin, Ottoe R.,

Griffin, Patricia (Heimbigner)

A car tragedy Saturday took the young wife and mother, Patricia Griffin. She died within a few minutes after she arrived at the Odessa Memorial hospital (June 6, 1953). Patricia Heimbigner was born on the farm near Downs, Mar 12, 1930 to Mr. & Mrs. J. K. Heimbigner. She was graduated from Harrington HS in 1948. She was married to Kenneth Griffin, Apr 17, 1950 in Harrington. Two children, Stephen, now 20 months, and Rosette, now 8 months, were born to this union. Surviving Mrs. Griffin, besides her widower and son and daughter, are her parents; sisters, Mrs. Fred Timm (Lucille), Mrs. Elvine Berry and Mrs. Orval Williams (Mary Ann); brothers, Vern and Jake. (Citizen-12 June 1953)

Griffith, Charles Grant

The sudden death of Charles Grant Griffith of Mohler came as a surprise. He had only been ill six days of septic pneumonia when death overtook him on May 7, 1910 at his farm home. Mr. Griffith was born Nov 5, 1860 in MO, graduating from the State Normal of Kirksville, and emigrated to CA in 1879. He and A. G. Mitchum came to this country together in 1883 from San Francisco, making the trip by water. In 1893 he was united in marriage with Miss Elenor Olson, a sister to J Gus and Alvin Olson. Besides his wife and children, he leaves a mother, two brothers and one sister in the East… The funeral was held at the ME church in Harrington. A large number of friends followed the remains to the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-13 May 1910)

Griffith, Lazarus Benjamin

Lazarus Benjamin Griffith was born at Waynesburg, PA, March 13, 1831. Died March 7, 1902. Married Dec 20, 1854 to Frances R. Hunter. Five children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Moved to IL in 1856, from there to MO in 1861, from thence to Washington in 1894. Mr. Griffith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Grand Army of the Republic. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church last Sunday and the interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-14 Mar 1902)(Edit: L. B. Griffith was the father of C. G. Griffith.)

Grimes, Charles Chester

Charles Chester Grimes, for some 12 years a prominent druggist of Harrington, died at his home in Davenport, March 27, 1917. The cause of death was an acute attack of Bright’s disease. He was an active member of the Masonic, K of P, and Elk lodges. Years ago Charley worked in a drug store at his home town in Edwall. Later he came to Harrington and bought out the Hannum Drug store which he conducted until 1914 when he sold out to Dill and Crump, moving to Davenport. He is survived by a wife, two daughters, two brothers and his parents who live at Garfield. Funeral services were held in Davenport and the body was then brought to Harrington for interment. (Citizen-30 March 1917)

Groh, Anna w/o Anthony  (d. 1967; b. 1906; TS; OC);  “Annie Groh.—Her home, Odessa, Wash.  Survived by her husband, Tony F. Groh, at the home; one son, Tony V. Groh, Almira, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Odessa; five grandchildren; father, Charles Scrupps, Odessa; five brothers, William Scrupps, Everett, WA; Fred Scrupps, John Scrupps, Henry Scrupps, James Scrupps, all of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Groh and Mrs. Sarah Walter, both Odessa. Funeral services Wednesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. from the English Congregational Church, Odessa. Rev A Hausauer, officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-26-1967; Beck data card collection);

Groh, Anthony F h/o Anna  (d. 1972; b. 1893; TS; OC);  “Anthony (Tony) Groh.—His home was Odessa, WA. He is survived by one son, Tony Groh, Jr., of Wilbur, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Odessa, WA; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Frank Groh and Clem Groh, both of Odessa; one half-brother, Julius Dettrich, Snohomish, WA; two sisters, Mrs. Molly Scrupps, Everett, WA, and Mrs. Mary Dettrich, Spokane. Funeral mass will be held Friday, July 14 at 11 a.m. from the St Joseph Catholic Church, Odessa, WA. Father Anton Flour officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-13-1972) 

Gwinn, Fleta

After a battle for life of twelve days against the ravages of malignant scarlet fever, Miss Fleta Gwinn, aged 19 years, 1 month and 4 days, passed from life unto death at 8 o’clock Sunday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Gwinn of this city. She was the only living daughter, a sister of 13 years having preceded her into the mysteries of the shadow of death, from diphtheria, in 1901, while the family were residents of Oaksdale, in this state. She leaves a father, mother, and two brothers, rex and Cecil, of Harrington, and two grandfathers and other relatives living at Sheridan, OR., besides a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances here, to mourn her untimely end. Fleta was born at Sheridan, OR, Jan 15, 1892, and with her parents came to Harrington in July, 1904, where she has since resided… She was at one time a member of the Harrington cornet Band, and also played her cornet in the Presbyterian choir; she was a member of the Presbyterian church and Sunday School, the Rebekahs, and played with the Harrington High school orchestra. She was the home girl of a home-loving and affectionate family… The remains were placed in a hermetically sealed casket and followed to their last resting place in the Harrington Cemetery, Monday, by a large procession of sorrowing friends. Rev I S Leonard, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by a choir held short services at the grave. (Harrington Citizen-24 Feb 1911)

Gwinn, Veva

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Gwinn made a trip to Oakesdale last week with Undertaker J. E. Turner and his auto, and exhumed the remains of their daughter, Veva, who died at that place in Dec 1900, at the age of 7 years and 10 months… The following morning Mr. Turner exhumed the remains of little Veva Gwinn. The casket was in a perfect state of preservation. Leaving Oakesdale at 12 o’clock Monday they arrived at Harrington at 6 PM and the remains were re-interred Tuesday in the Harrington Cemetery beside those of her sister, Fleta. There was but 13 months difference in the ages of these sisters and they used to be about the same as twins. (Harrington Citizen-28 Apr 1911)

Gwinn, (William) Rex

Funeral services were held for Rex Gwinn, Saturday afternoon from the chapel of Turner’s Harrington Funeral Home. Old-time friends and business associates assisted. Rev A. Pringle, who, but 14 years ago had officiated at the wedding ceremony of Rex and his bride, again officiated for him who “all too soon was taken from us”… The long cortege wended its way to beautiful Hillcrest with the color and firing squads of the American Legion in the lead. The Masonic order, of which Rex was a member, presented their ritualistic funeral rites at the grave after which taps was sounded. Surviving are his widow, Claudine, and small son, Rex Ellis; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Gwinn of Montesano, and a brother Cecil, Centralia. Rex Gwinn was born June 2, 1895 in Harrington, and here he received his grade schooling and finished high school in 1912, going on to the State College at Pullman and the University of Washington, Seattle. He was a member of the ATO fraternity. Although he was  refused entry in the navy at first because of a heart ailment, he later enlisted and was stationed at San Diego as aviation mechanic. After the armistice he returned to Harrington and entered the Standard Oil employ. Here on Nov 17, 1920, he and Miss Claudine Ellis were married and moved to Deer Park. The past 4 years he was stationed at Okanogan and at Omak, May 12, 1933, their son was born. Many in Harrington and vicinity recall Rex the athlete, for he made a name for himself… Out of town relatives of the Ellis-Gwinn families who were here were Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Gwinn, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Gwinn and daughter, Elaine, Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Ellis and Bobbie of Hermiston, OR; Ward Ellis, Wallace; Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Nillson and Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Pate, Dayton, OR; Mrs. Grace Gough, Jim Gough and Mrs. Alice Smalley, Sprague; and Mrs. Dan Putman (Esther Gough), Pasco. (Harr. Citizen-May 10, 1935) Word reached Harrington Wednesday that Rex Gwinn, Okanogan, was found dead beside the highway just outside the Creston city limits east, and his Ford V-8 sedan was a total wreck. (May 3,1935)



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