Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...L

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach




Lacey, Nathan

Nathan Marshall Lacey, 74, who died last Thursday, Apr 15, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane was brought to Harrington for burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Saturday. Mr. Lacey was a resident of Davenport, where he was a member of IOOF lodge and AUOW. He is survived by his wife, Myerl, at the home; daughter, Mrs. Carl Tanke of Salinas, CA; Mrs. Della Whidden, Davenport, and Mrs. Charles Saylor, Fairfield; sister, Mrs. Bertha Hinshaw, Harrington; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday from the Smith Funeral Home. (Citizen-Apr 23, 1954)

Lamborn, Charles

Funeral services for Charles Lamborn were held from the Community Congregational Church Sunday with J. E. Turner in charge. Pallbearers were Jim McKinnon, J. M. Crowley, Carl Friberg, Clyde Charlton, John Gordon and A. J. Soash. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles Fremont Lamborn was born Aug 24, 1865 at Bunker Hill, Indiana. In 1891 he joined the Odd Fellow lodge, affiliating with Winamac Lodge No 168 at Winamac, Plansky Co, Indiana. Mr. Lamborn came to Spokane in 1907 and to Harrington in 1910 where he homesteaded the small acreage of land in the Rocklyn district where he lived until the time of his death. Mr. Lamborn was ill several weeks ago and was taken to the hospital in Spokane. He later returned only to suffer a relapse after reaching Harrington. His last illness developed into double pneumonia and early last week local persons were notified of his serious condition. He passed away Wednesday, Feb 17, at the hospital and was brought to Harrington by Mortician J. E. Turner. The nearest relatives surviving Mr. Lamborn are cousins. C. E. Lamborn resides at Oakland, CA; W. O. Lamborn at Hammond, CA; and Frank Rohrer in Argos, Indiana. (Citizen-Feb 26, 1937)

Lamp, Anna Beatrice (Kendrick)

Mrs. Edward Lamp died Friday night, Aug 19, in Spokane. Anna Beatrice Kendrick was born Feb 25, 1875 in Kent, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kendrick. Jan 7, 1892 at Plankinton, SD, who became the bride of Edward Lamp. Two children were born to them, Paul, in 1892, and Caroline, in 1895. The family came to Harrington at the turn of the century and homesteaded 5 miles west of town. They moved to town from the farm more than 30 years ago. Mr. Lamp died in 1947; Paul died in 1912; and Caroline (Mrs. Houck) died in 1924. Interment was in the family plot in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-25 Aug 1960)

Lamp, Caroline, --- 2-24-1906

(Lincoln County Probate #877 of the estate of Carol Lamp shows her date of death as Feb 24, 1906 and states that the husband of Carol Lamp is dead (Jurgen). Her heirs are her children: Edward C. Lamp, 43; Earnest J. Lamp, 40; William F. Lamp, 38; and Edith Drake, 31.)

Lamp, Edward C.

Funeral services were held for Edward C Lamp Aug 18, 1947. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in the family plot beside his son, Paul E., and Caroline R., who preceded him in death. Mr. Lamp was born in Madison, WI, Dec 1, 1866. When he was 16 years old he moved with the family to Plankinton, SD. He married Anna Kendrick in 1893 and two children were born to them. In 1902 the family came to WA where they farmed. In about 1920 they moved into town. He had been afflicted with a heart ailment for some time. His passing last week Thursday came suddenly. Mr. Lamp is survived by his wife; a grandson, Clare Houck whom the Lamps reared as their own child; a brother, Ernest Lamp, and sister, Mrs. Edith Drake. Ray Lamp of Harrington is a nephew. (Citizen-22 Aug 1947)

Lamp, Ernest J.

After almost 86 years of life, Ernest J. Lamp passed away Friday, April 29, 1949 at Sacred Heart hospital where he had been ill several months. Born Nov 10, 1862 at Madison, WI, he moved with his parents to SD where in 1895 he married Maud DePue. April 1, 1902 the Lamps came west and farmed the Chris Knapp farm near Harrington. They homesteaded land near Wilson Creek and purchased the old Yarwood homestead near Harrington. In 1909 the Lamps made Harrington their permanent residence. Mrs. Lamp died in 1934. Rosary was said for Mr. Lamp at the Ray Lamp home with funeral services Tuesday from St Francis church. Interment was in Hillcrest beside his wife. Survivors include his son Ray Lamp; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Drake and Mrs. Amelia Siggelkow. (Citizen-6 May 1949)

Lamp, Jurgen

As we go to press word reaches this office that Jurgen Lamp of Mohler, who was taken to Spokane a fortnight ago for surgical treatment, died Wednesday night, May 24, 1905. The Citizen has been informed that the remains will be buried in the Harrington Cemetery tomorrow. Deceased was about 81 years old, and has been a resident of Lincoln County for several years. (Citizen-May 26, 1905) [Edit: Jeurgen Lamp was born in Heide, Shleswig-Holstein, Prussia. His wife was Caroline Kiters (1840-1906). They had 3 known children: Ernest in 1862, William in 1867, and Edward in 1866.]

Lamp, Maude E. (DePue)

Mrs. Ernest Lamp, 62, was taken seriously ill Wednesday and succumbed Saturday, answering the final summons from her Maker. From the time she was stricken she never regained conscious-ness. Maude E. De Pue Lamp was born June 29, 1872 in Monona, Iowa. She moved with her parents to SD in 1883. There, in 1895, she was married to Ernest Lamp and one son, Raymond, was born to them. In 1902 the family came to Washington where they have since resided… Funeral services were conducted from the Community church Monday. Interment was in beautiful Hillcrest Cemetery, beside her father and mother. Surviving her are her widower, son, one sister, Mrs. Mabel Drake, Wenatchee, a foster sister, Mrs. Virgil Morgan, Chewelah; 2 brothers, A. V. De Pue, Pierre, SD; S. H. De Pue, Pasco… (Citizen-12 Oct 1934)

Lamp, Paul Edward

The funeral services over the remains of Paul Edward Lamp were held this afternoon from the Baptist church… He was born in Plankinton, SD on Sept 2, 1892 and came with his folks to Harrington to reside in 1902. He attended the Harrington public school. During the last two season he has been driver on the combined harvester showing great skill in handling the 30 horses as one team. He worked well all summer season but fell ill on the 20th of Oct. He passed away at Spokane on Sunday night (Nov 24th) surrounded by his relatives. He was the only son of Edward C. and Anna B. Lamp. His only sister, Caroline R., is age 17. His grandmother, Mrs. R. Kendrick of Okanogan, journeyed by stage, riverboat, and railway to reach here in time for the funeral. The interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-29 Nov 1912)

Lamp, William F.

William F. Lamp passed away at a Spokane hospital Monday, (Dec 31, 1946). His home in recent years was at Latah, but he has come to Spokane for hospital care. Handicapped by being deaf and dumb, Mr. Lamp missed many of the joys of life. Perhaps because of this affliction, he spent much time in making numerous gadgets and inventing small devices, none of which he commercialized on however. Interment will follow funeral services on Jan 4 in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Lamp is survived by two brothers, Ernest and Edward. (Citizen-3 Jan 1947) Lamparter, Mary Barbara (Beck), ---(buried 6-9-1948)"Mary Barbara Lamparter.  Born: Aug 21, 1863; Died: June 6, 1948; Buried: June 9, 1948." (St John's Lutheran Church Burial Register; burial not specified)

Lamparter, August, (13 yrs) 1911

“August Lamparter. Died: 18 May 1911, age 12, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Jacob Lamparter. Mother: Barbara Beck. Burial: Harrington,WA.” ( WA St ate Death Records)

Lamparter, Hulda  (Miller) … d. 7-22-1988; 

 “Hulda F. Lamparter. Birth: 18 May 1896, WA. Died: 22 July 1988, Santa Clara , CA . Father: Miller; Mother: Pfriender.” (CA Death Index)

Lamparter, Jacob

Jacob Lamparter, father of Mrs. Leslie Gold and Jake Lamparter, and who resides on a farm between here and Ritzville, died Tuesday of this week from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Lamparter with his family landed here some four years ago fresh from Germany. He was hearty and robust and remained so for a time. While he could not speak a word of English when he arrived, the children could speak our language, but the father gradually grasped more and more of our tongue until he could make himself understood very well. The remains were brought to Harrington for interment. (Citizen-27 Aug 1915)

Lamparter, son of Jacob,--(no dates)

Lamparter, Walter Jacob

Walter Jacob Lamparter died at Deaconess hospital Aug 6, 1935 following a brief illness from cancer of the colon. Funeral services were conducted in the Evangelical church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow, Hulda, and 2 daughters, Helen, 14, and Ruth, 12, at the home; 4 brothers, Chris and Con of Sprague; William of Lind, and George of Everett; 3 sisters, Mrs. Katie Gold, Spokane; Mrs. Mary Kish, LaCrosse, WI; and Mrs. Barbara Beneke, of Harrington; his mother, Mrs. Barbara Lamparter, Sprague. “Jake” was born in Wuertenberg, Germany, June 8, 1888, and came to America in 1910, two years after his father and family arrived here. He was united in marriage to Miss Hulda Miller, Nov 23, 1916. He had been employed at one time by the Dunning & Erich Harvester Factory, Charlton & Charlton’s Ford Garage, Harrington Manufacturing Co and his own Jake’s Service Station… (Citizen-9 Aug 1935)

Larmer, Anna

A memorial service was held Dec 15 in the Harrington Methodist church for Anna Larmer, 95, who died Dec 11, 2001 in Davenport. Pastor Barbara Caviezel officiated. Interment preceded at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Born Nov 10, 1906, in Ritzville to Fred and Katie (Kramer) Kinzel, she was the eldest of nine children. She married Edward Larmer on Sept 17, 1926. Together they had one son, Ardell (Bud). She spent 60 years on the family farm, where she drove a team of horses and tractor during harvest. She leaves a son, Bud (and Carol) Larmer of Harrington, 3 grandchildren; a brother, Emanuel Kinzel of Harrington; a sister, Alice Moritz of Pasco. (Dav. Times-Dec 20, 2001)

Larmer, Ardell R. Bud    d. 2005

“Harrington.—Memorial service for Ardell R. ‘Bud’ Larmer, 76, is Scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 18, at the Harrington United Methodist Churchwith Pastor Cynthia Wuts officiating. Mr. Larmer died Sunday, Aug 14, in Davenport.  A member of the Harrington United Methodist Church, he also belonged to the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, the Harrington Golf and Country Club and Bluestem Grange. He was a past master and 50-year member of Liberty Grange. The Larmer family farm was honored in 2001 as the Lincoln County Conservation Farm of the Year. His parents, Ed and Anna (Kinzel) Larmer, preceded him in death. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Carol, at their Harrington home; a daughter, Denise Larmer of Vacaville, CA; two sons, Kevin (and Renea) Larmer and LaMarr (and Susan) Larmer, both of Harrington; six grandchildren, Gretchen Larmer of Vacaville, CA, Brandon (and Jenny) Larmer of Mohler, Chandra (and Jason) Schumacher of Harrington, and Katie, Jamie and Brett Larmer, all of Harrington; two great grandchildren, Jordan and Cody Ardell Larmer, both of Mohler; an uncle and aunt and numerous cousins. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 8-18-2005)

Larmer, Carol D.              d. 2011

“Carol D. (Kuchenbuch) Larmer, age 79.—Passed away on May 12, 2011 in Davenport, WA. Her home was Harrington, WA. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Larmer of Lakenheath, UK; her two sons, Kevin and Renea Larmer and LaMarr and Susan Larmer, all of Harrington, WA; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ardell (Bud) Larmer, three sisters, Juanita, Betty, and Margaret (Peggy). She was a member of the Harrington United Methodist Church, the Harrington Golf & Country Club, and was a former National Grange Member. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Harrington, WA. Pastor Cynthia Wuts will officiate. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman-Review)

Larmer, Edward H.

Edward H. Larmer passed away June 12, 1992 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. He was a resident of Harrington. He was born Dec 23, 1905 in the Marcellus area to James and Emma (Sheppard) Larmer. He married Anna Kinzel on Sept 16, 1926. The couple farmed in the Harrington area until his retirement in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Anna; one brother, Robert, of Seattle; one son, Ardell (Bud) and his wife Carol; 3 grandchildren. (Dav. Times)

Larsen, Hans

Hans Larsen passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Logan, Sunday afternoon after only a couple of hours illness. He was born March 18, 1860 in Denmark. He came to the US in 1882 and  to this district 40 years ago. For many years he was employed on the John E. Russelll farm. His wife passed away in April 1941. Surviving children are the daughter and son, Mrs. Ernest Logan and Walter Larsen; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold Anderson and a step-son, Frank McMahon. Funeral services were held from the Gunderson funeral Home, Rev Glaeser officiating. (Citizen-25 Sept 1942)

(Lincoln Co Auditor’s death certificate shows the date of death as Sept 20, 1922. Hans Larsen was born March 18, 1860 in Denmark. The father’s name is not shown; the mother’s name is incomplete, simply Margaret; both parents born Denmark. The cause of death is cerebral thrombosis, duration of 12 hours. Burial is shown at Harrington by E G Gunderson.)

Larsen, Pearl Ella

Pearl Larsen (age 99)—Passed away Apr 13, 1991 in Spokane. Formerly of Harrington. Survived by one sister, Iva Burger. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Larsen, her parents, four brothers, and two sisters. She was a member of the Creston Christian Church. Interment Hillcrest cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Larsen, Sarah Ann

Following a long illness, Mrs. Sarah Ann Larsen passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Logan. Born Oct 16, 1862 in Clare County, Ireland, where she was also married, she came to the US in April 1884. She first went to Sprague, WA, then Edwall, Davenport and in 1900 to Harrington. Surviving are her widower, Hans Larsen; two sons, Frank McMahon of Addy, WA and Walter Larsen, Harrington; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold Anderson of Seattle, and Mrs. Logan. Funeral services were conducted from St Clare Catholic church Tuesday. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-18 April 1941)

Larsen, Walter E.

Walter E. Larsen—Passed away Feb 28, 1990 in Spokane. His home Harrington. Survived by his wife, Pearl Larsen; one nephew, Ed McMahon; two nieces, Lena McMahon and Theresa Little. Lifetime resident of Harrington area. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Larson, Gust

Gust (Slim) Larson passed away Sunday  July 24, 1966 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. He had battled lung cancer since last fall. He is survived by his wife, Letta Larson; son, Donald; 2 step-sons, Richard and James Bartlett; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sally Lewis. Funeral services have been set for July 28 at Strates Funeral Home; Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-28 July 1966) Gust Larson was born Dec 18, 1905 at Oakland, NE. Orphaned in early infancy, he was reared by an uncle in NE, who later moved to Texas. At 14 Gust went out on his own and he eventually went into the carpenter’s trade. May 21, 1949, Gust Larson and Lett Frances Bartlett were married in Yakima and came to Harrington to reside. (Dav. Times-4 Aug 1966)

Lawrence, Agnes H. (Porter) (w/o H. E.)

At the residence of her parents, seven miles south of Harrington, Mrs. Agie Lorence (Lawrence), the eldest daughter of Granger and Electa Porter, of consumption, Sept 29, at 6 PM. God has taken the bright young life to make up his jewels. She leaves a young husband and baby, and a large circle of friends. (LCT-5 Oct 1900)

Lawrence, Charley Chester

On Monday afternoon last Charley Lawrence killed himself with a shot through the heart fired from a Smith & Wesson 44-caliber revolver, at the residence of Ira Charlton, 5 miles south-east of town. Lawrence was an employee of Mr. Charlton and was alone at the house at the time of the tragedy, which occurred about 5:30 PM. A few minutes after that hour Geo Johnson, another employee, returned to the premises after being absent all day, and entering the house heard a moan from Lawrence’s room upstairs. Going up he called to Lawrence, but received no answer, and entering the room found Lawrence lying across the bed. The room was filled with smoke and Lawrence’s clothes were on fire, which was hastily put out by Mr. Johnson. Lifting Lawrence up, he discovered the wound, saw the revolver lying upon Lawrence’s folded coat and vest at the bedside, and other evidences of the awful tragedy. He hastened to Mr. J. F. Green’s residence nearby, where the news was telephoned to town and Dr Setters summoned. Mr. Johnson immediately returned to the house, but upon arrival found Lawrence had expired. The doctor’s examination showed that the ball had entered the edge of the heart and come out of the body under the right shoulder. The proper authorities having been notified, Coroner McKinley arrived from Edwall and made an investigation. In view of letters left by the deceased and other circumstances it was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest. Charles C Lawrence was 19 years old and had lived in this vicinity 12 years. He has one brother, Harry, also living here, and his parents reside at Tyler, WA, who were notified of the death and came at once in response to the summons. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church Wednesday, Rev A. A. Powers preaching the sermon, and was largely attended. The remains were laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. Several theories are advanced as to the cause of the rash act, unrequited love among them. Mr. Charlton tells us that the deceased, who was usually of a cheerful disposition, was complaining of illness on Monday morning, but it was not thought to be of a serious nature. He left several letters, and one to the public…in which he states: “I am 19. I was born in Milton, Oregon, on the 18th of Feb 1881.” (Citizen-May 4, 1900)

Lawrence, Edith L. (Snyder), --- d.1948, w/o Harry E.

Lawrence, Edith L.—Her home was at W 2412 Queen. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Youst of Spokane; one son, Keith Lawrence of Spokane; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Rennie of Gresham, OR; 2 grandchildren. Funeral Monday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. from the Galilean Chapel of the Ball & Dodd Funeral Directors, Inc., Jefferson at Fourth Ave. , Spokane. Rev Harry Slick officiating. Interment, Harrington, Wash, cemetery at 3 p.m.” (Spokesman Review: 5-15-1948, page 5; provided by Spokane Public Library)

Lawrence, Harry E.

Harry Edward Lawrence, formerly of Lamona, but for the past two years of Keystone, died Wednesday noon after an illness  of two or three years with tuberculosis, but had not been confined to his bed until a day or two before his death. Mr. Lawrence would have been 50 this coming July. He was born in Iowa and came west with his parents when only three months old, residing near Walla Walla, and coming to this section when only a boy. He was united in marriage with Miss Edith Snyder of Harrington in 1903. His mother, one sister and one brother survive him. In his immediate household, he is survived by his wife and 3 children: Mrs. Edith Lawrence, a son Keith, employed in the First National Bank at Lewiston, ID; 2 daughters at home, Mary Ellen and Ruth Avis. The funeral will be held at the Community Congregational church, Feb 25. Burial will be in the Harrington Cemetery beside his brother. Mr. Lawrence is well known in and around Harrington. (Citizen-Feb 24, 1928)

Lawrence, Iva

Died.—On Thursday evening, Iva, the three year old daughter of Harry Lawrence. (Citizen-26 Dec 1902)

Laws, Irma (Turner)

Mrs. Irma Laws journeyed to Seattle to undergo surgery. She passed away Dec 28, 1947. Funeral services were held at Wenatchee Dec 31. The services of the Christian Scientist church was conducted. Committal services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery. Irma was laid to rest in the family plot with her parents. Irma Turner was born May 10, 1892 at Amber, MI. She came with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Turner, to Harrington in 1903. She attended the Harrington  schools and was the only graduate of the high school in 1910. She was graduated from WSC in 1914 and taught her first term of school in the Harrington high school. She left teaching to be married to Claude L. Laws. Two sons were born to them. She returned to the teaching profession in recent years. Surviving Mrs. Laws are two sons, Irvin and Vincent (Bud), and grandchildren. (Citizen-2 Jan 1948)

Laws, James Gregory (baby)

A baby son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Laws at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Friday morning. The baby was stillborn, and services were held at Hillcrest Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev Claypool, where the little fellow was laid to rest. Mrs. Irma Laws came up from Quincy Saturday and met her son Irvin here. Mr. & Mrs. Laws had chosen the name James Gregory for the baby. Mrs. Laws was critically ill in the hospital, but through a long distance telephone call put in by the J. E. Turners Wednesday afternoon, we learned that she was getting along nicely. (Citizen Dec 24, 1937)

Layton, Clarence V.

C. V. Layton (Dick)—Passed away Aug 10, 1986 in Harrington, WA. His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mildren and Elmer Mann, Sprague, WA; 3 grand-children; 3 sisters, LaVerne Bauer and Frances Hartsfield, both of Woodinville, WA, Vera Henning, Everett, WA. Instrumental in the construction of various community volunteer projects in Harrington, WA including the Harrington Golf & Country Club.  Interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman)

Layton, Silver Opal

Funeral services will be today in Harrington for Silver Opal Layton, who died Sunday. Born in Waitsburg in June, 1908, Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Alex and Augusta Gamey. She married Clarence V “Dick” Layton in 1933. Survivors include her husband at home in Harrington, a daughter, Mildred Ellen Mann, and 3 grandchildren, Eugene, Marlene and Dean; brothers, Lawrence Gamey (Snohomish) and Wayne (Kirkland); and sisters, Mary Cornwaite and Thelma Nichols. (Dav. Times-)

Leahy, Irene (Mitchell) , d.8-3-1925

Lehman, Anna (Long)

Mrs. Anna Long Lehman, wife of Joseph E. Lehman, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. B. A. Long, at Coffee Pot Lake, March 18, 1933 after an illness for some time with pulmonary tuberculosis. Miss Anna Long was born in Sank Rapids, MN, Aug 10, 1901. She married Joe Lehman in 1921 and in 1923 they moved to WA. She is survived by her widower, her mother, and 5 brothers, Oscar E., Bill, Jack, Joe and Andy Long; and one sister, Mrs. Walter Johnson, all of Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-24 Mar 1933)

Lehman, Larry Charles

Baby Larry Charles, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Lehman, passed away Monday evening (Aug 8, 1938) of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the chapel at the Harrington Funeral Home. Mrs. Irma Laws sang “Abide With Me” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. The baby was born at Harrington Jan 28, and is survived by his parents, a two year old brother, Edward, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Maurer of Spokane, and uncles and aunts. (Citizen Aug 12, 1938)

Lehman, Louis Pete

Last rites are being arranged for Louie P. Lehman, 62, resident of Harrington for many years, who was found dead at his home. Willard A. Zellmer, coroner, said that the bachelor died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Neighbors missed seeing Lehman about Tuesday and Wallace Bramer, marshal, went to the house to find the dead man. The body was taken to Strate funeral home. Zellmer said the only known relative is a brother, Joseph E. Lehman of Otis Orchards. (Citizen-9 Feb 1961)

Lenhart, Evelyn Ann d. 2004

"Graveside services for Evelyn Ann (Luiten) Lenhart, 79, of Spokane Valley, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct 15, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mrs. Lenhart, a 50-year resident of Spokane, died Friday Oct 1, 2004, in Colville. She was born on April 7, 1925, at the family home near Lamona, the daughter of Jake G. and Louise (Torrey) Luiten. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1943 and attended Washington State College for one year. In 1946, Evelyn married Harvey Lenhart, of Odessa. She was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed golfing, games, painting, cooking needlework and gardening. She is survived by her son Richard and wife Melanie, of Spokane; and daughters Janet Hutchinson of Spokane and Pam Smith and husband Rex of Colville; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Danekas Funeral Chapel, Colville, is in charge of arrangements." (Odessa Record: 10-04-2004)

Lenhart, Harvey O.

Harvey O. Lenhart (73)—A 40 year resident of Spokane, WA, passed away Nov 2, 1994. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn, at the home; son, Richard Lenhart, of Spokane, WA; daughters, Pamela Smith of Lind, WA, and Janet Hutchinson of Seattle, WA; 6 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Alvin Lenhart and Clarence Lenhart, both of Ritzville, WA, and Laurence Lenhart of Odessa, WA; sisters, Rachael Anderson and Erma Kautz, both of Spokane; Florence Griffin of CA, and Toni Randall of MI. Funeral services Nov 5, 1994 at Thornhill’s Chapel of the Valley. (Spokesman)

Le Pere, Alice (Knapp)

Memorial service for Alice Knapp LePere will be held in May at the Harrington Cemetery. Mrs. LePere died Nov 19, (1992) due to complications of diabetes and cancer at 81. Born in Harrington, graduated from Harrington High School 1928, and from Northwestern Business College in 1929.  Married Eldon LePere in 1937, farming at Harrington from  1944 until retiring in 1980. Member of Eastern Star and Rebecca, a member of the Congregational Church, Women’s Fellowship, the Garden club, the Harrington High School Alumni and the Liberty Grange. Mr. LePere preceded her in death in 1990. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Kodis of Spokane; a son, Leslie LePere of Harrington; two sisters, Margery Armstrong, Harrington, and Pauline Longmore of Portage, IN; a brother, Karl Knapp of Mohler, WA; and 2 grandchildren. (Spokesman Review)

Le Pere, Eldon S.

Service for Eldon S. Le Pere was held Dec 11, 1991 at the Harrington Community Church, where he was a member. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Le Pere died Dec 9, 1991. Born in (Ava,) Illinois (Dec 15, 1909), he attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago and came to Eastern Washing-ton 58 years ago. He worked on wheat farms for several years and then was employed at the Standard Lumber Yard in Harrington. In 1944 he joined his brothers-in-law, Karl and George E Knapp, in the family farming operation. Survivors include his wife, Alice; one son, Leslie Le Pere of Harrington; one daughter, Louise Kodis of Spokane; two sisters and five brothers in Illinois and Texas. (Davenport Times)

Lighthizer, Francis M., ---

It becomes our sad duty to announce the death of Francis Marion Lighthizer, the 13 year old son of Judge F. M. Lighthizer of this city. This sorrowful event occurred last Tuesday in Spokane. About two weeks ago the deceased was taken ill with the measles, as was also his brother, Lloyd. Last Saturday the patient complained of pains in his side, Dr Semple pronounced it a case of appendicitis. The deceased was born in Howard, SD on the 23 of July 1885. The services at the grave were simple and appropriate. He is survived by his father and brother Lloyd. (Citizen-27 Jan 1899)

(Edit: Smith Funeral Home shows his birthplace as South Dakota, his father as F. M. Lighthizer born OH, and his mother as Lucy Vance born MN.)

Linden, Albert Raymond

Albert R. “Ab” Linden—Entered into rest Jan 9, 1978 in a local hospital. His home E2907 Hoffman, Spokane. Survived by four step-daughters: Mrs. Zella Keenan, Spokane; Mrs. Anita Logan, Scotsdale, Arizona; Mrs. Delia Werner, Kalispel, MY; Mrs. Joyce Morrison, Anchorage, Alaska; one son Albert E. Linden, Spokane; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Norin, Spokane; Mrs. Helen Wakeley, Spokane; 5 brothers, Victor Linden, Spokane; Carl Linden, Spokane; Lincoln Linden, Priest River, ID; Lester Linden, Portland, OR: John Linden, Spokane. A member of St Peter’s Lutheran Church; Eagles Lodge Aerie No 2. Funeral services Jan 12, 1978 at Riplinger Funeral Home. Private Interment Hillcrest. (Spokesman)

Linden, Theo

Graveside services for Mrs. Theo Linden were held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Feb 22. Mrs. Linden was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Cortez Brown. She was married to Herbert Hinshaw of Mohler and 4 daughters were born to them. After residing in Mohler and Harrington the family moved to Spokane. Mr. Hinshaw preceded his wife in death. She is survived by her husband A. R. Linden; 4 daughters, Zella Keenan, Della Werner, Anita Logan and Joyce Morrison; 4 sisters, Cleo Warning, Colleen Harter, Kitty Lamparter and Georgia Cummings. (Dav. Times-25 Feb 1971)

Lisenbee, Beverly  (Blk 2 Lot 31)

Beverly Lisenbee. Birth: Oct 17, ___. Died: May 5, 2006. Burial of Ashes: Oct 15, 2008, in space with husband, Dick Lisenbee.”          (Harrington City Hall records)

Lisenbee, Dick F. Sr. (Blk 2 Lot 31)

“Dick F. Lisenbee. Birth: July 10, 1933. Died: Oct 10, 2008. Burial: Oct 15, 2008.” ( Harrington City Hall records)

Livingston, Anna Elizabeth

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church for Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Livingston, 86 year old resident of Davenport, who died at her home April 23, 1943 after an extended illness. Burial was in the family plot in the Harrington cemetery. Mrs. Livingston was born in Waddington, NY, June 20, 1856. She came to Davenport in 1903, with her late husband, William Livingston, who died in 1935. She is survived by one son, Harry, Davenport hardware merchant. (Dav. Times-Tribune-29 April 1943)

Livingston , Bertha  (nee?)Grimes ---

d. 6-18-1973; w/o C Grimes  “Services for Bertha M. Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Strate Funeral Home. The Rev Roger Muisiner will officiate at the service, followed by burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington.  Pallbearers for the funeral will be Fred Campbell, Leland Jasper, David Van Hersett, Lloyd Maskenthine, Jim Hein and Ruben, Ottmar. Born in Illinois in 1885, Mrs. Livingston died Monday. She came west at 18 to visit her sister, Inga, the wife of Pete McCann, Harrington. It was then she met Charles Grimes, a pharmacist; they were married early in the century.  About 1912 the couple and their two daughters moved to Davenport, where they planned to operate a hospital in the Fifth Street house where Jim and Doris Hein now live. But Grimes, who also owned a drug store, died in 1914.  After his death, his widow worked for the local telephone company; nearby was the repair and machine shop owned by H S Livingston and Charles McKinnon. In 1920 Mrs. Grimes and Livingston were married; their son Bill was born in the former hospital in 1922.  In the early 1930s the couple purchased the structure where Lloyd’s Hardware is now; Mrs. Livingston kept books for the firm. In 1948 son Bill became a partner but the business was sold in 1958 when he ran for county treasurer.  In retirement the Livingstons spent a great deal of time at Loon Lake, where they maintained a cottage; after her husband’s death eight years ago, Mrs. Livingston became more active in Rebekahs, American Legion auxiliary and WCTU. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Berreman, Edina, MN, and Margery Campbell, Laguna Hills, CA, and son Bill, of Davenport. There are also nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.” ( Davenport Times:  6-21-1973) 

Livingston, Harry S., --- d. 5-08-1965, age 81 yrs

Livingston, William

William Livingston, 79, father-in-law of Mrs. Harry Livingston, Davenport, formerly of Harrington, passed away at his home there last Thursday (Aug 22, 1935) and complying with his request, was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, in a lot close to the little green spot surrounding the fountain. Deceased had been a resident of Davenport for 30 years, coming from Brainard, MN. He was an expert artisan and assisted in laying out the landscaping of the Davenport city park which he cared for many years. His widow and one son, Harry, of Davenport, survive him. (Citizen-30 Aug 1935)

Loeffelbein, Lydia 2006

"Entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept 27, 2006, in Davenport, WA. Her home was Harrington. She was a member of the Harrington United Methodist church. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Schaffner and Howard of Harrington, WA and Janet Klein and Art of Davenport, WA; 5 grandchildren, Melvin Schaffner, Carolyn Mattozzi, Ron Schaffner, Mike Schaffner and Kevin Klein; one brother, William Roth of Reardan, WA; two sisters, Ruth Pitner and Josephine Roch, both of Spokane, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Louise (Miller) Roth; one brother, John Roth Jr., and one sister, Pauline Riehle. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct 2, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Harrington United Methodist church. Concluding Services and Vault Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements." (Spokeman Review)

Loeffelbein, Oscar

Oscar Loeffelbein was born to John and Rose Loeffelbein in Odessa in 1906 (Aug 9) and married Lydia Roth in 1933. They farmed in Harrington before moving to Spangle in 1936. They returned to Lincoln County in 1939, settling first near Odessa and later moving to the Harrington vicinity. Mr. Loeffelbein was stricken with heart trouble in 1969. He died Dec 7, 1975 in Spokane. He is survived by his wife, Lydia; 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard Schaffner and Janet Loeffelbein; a sister, Mrs. Herb (Katy) Doering; and a brother Lawrence Loeffelbein. (Dav. Times)

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Logan, Dorothy

After an illness of 12 hours, Dorothy Geneva Logan, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Logan, died of spasmodic croup at 6 AM Saturday, Jan 2, 1926. She was 6 years 1 month and 17 days old and was the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Logan. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Community Congregational church, Rev W. S Pritchard officiating. The pallbearers were four girls: Ruth Downie, Marion Shrader, Winnie Armstrong and Evelyn Talkington. The church was crowded with sympathetic friends and the little casket was covered with floral tributes. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen Jan 8, 1926)  “Dorothy Geneva Logan. Died: 2 Jan 1926, age 6, Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Earnest Logan. Mother: Grace M Logan. Batch Id #311198.” (WA State Death Records)

Logan, Ernest,  …d. 1943

Blk 3 Lot 4

“Ernest M Logan. Died: 7 June 1943, age 51, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA. Burial: Harrington, WA; Residence: Harrington, WA. Father: Edgar Logan, born USA; Mother: Isabella Fields, born KY. Batch Id #277490. Spouse: Grace Logan.” (WA State Death Records)

Logan, Grace (Larsen)

Funeral services were held for Grace L Logan Dec 9. Mrs. Logan died Dec 6, she was 75 years old. A life-long resident of the area, she was born in Davenport in 1901. She was married to Ernest Logan, who preceded her in death during the early 1940’s. He was a painter and paper hanger in Harrington. She is survived by a brother, Walter Larsen of Harrington. (Dav. Times-Dec 1976????) “Grace Logan. Died: Dec 1976, Harrington, WA. Last Residence: 99134. Birth: 8-30-1901.” (SS Death Index)

Logan, male infant of Chas

On Saturday February 4, 1922, a baby boy was born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Logan, the infant dying when three hours old. (Citizen-10 Feb 1922) (Lincoln Co Auditor death certificate shows the pre-mature birth of a male infant on Feb 4, 1922 which survived less than 3 hours. The father is shown as Charles T. Logan, born KS; the mother is shown as Emma Muerch, born WI. Burial was in the Harrington cemetery by J E Turner.)

Logan, Isabelle, …d. 1921

Blk 3 Lot 4

Belle Logan. Died: 5 Aug 1921, age 58, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: John Fields. Mother: F Cameron. Spouse: Ed. Logan. Batch Id #275830.” ( WA State Death Records)  “Mrs Isabelle Logan, wife of Ed Logan, died of uremic poisoning at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Friday evening at 8 p.m.  She had been ailing for six or seven months but was not dangerously ill until recently.  The funeral was held at the Baptist Church Monday afternoon, the Rev Mr Scott officiating. Members of the Rebecca lodge marched to the church in a body and conducted the services at the Harrington Cemetery where interment took place. Mrs Isabelle Logan was born in Kentucky, Oct 27, 1862, died in Spokane Aug 6, 1921, aged 58 years, 9 months and 9 days. She was married to Edgar Logan in 1881 and their next wedding anniversary would have completed forty years of life for them together.  They came to Washington in 1901 and except for a few years in Idaho have made Harrington their home since that time. She was a member of the Methodist church for more than forty years, a member of the Rebeccas over thirty-five years and of the Women of Woodcraft about sixteen years. Three children were born to this home, two sons, Ernest and Charles residing here, and one daughter, Mrs R M Withee living in Walla Walla and not able to attend her mother’s funeral on account of illness. Besides these and her husband she leaves one brother living in Liberty, Kansas.” (Citizen: 8-12-1921) {Edit: “Edgar Logan, head, age 60; Isabelle Logan, wife, 57 (or 59), KY; Ernest Logan, son, 26; Grace Logan, dau-in-law, 19; Dorothy Logan, grand-dau, 0.” (1920 Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA Census); “Edgar Logan of Walla Walla visited his son Ernest Logan this week. He was accompanied by his young son Willis, 10 years old, and both had been on a trip to Seattle, Bremerton and other coast points. This is the first time he has been back to Harrington since leaving some 16 years ago. Mr Logan had remarried at Walla Walla and July 19th this year his wife died. Although he will be 77 years old the 23rd of October, he still follows his trade of painter and paperhanger, and doesn’t look much older than he did when residing here. He sees Charlie Hastings quite often and tells us that Wayne Gohlman is employed as a cashier in the Baker-Boyer bank in Walla Walla.” (Citizen: 8-21-1936}

  Long, Andrew ---

Andrew (“Andy”) Long died Sunday, June 16, 1963, at Odessa Memorial hospital, of a heart illness. He had poor health for quite some time. Andy, who was 75 years 4 1/2 months old, was born at Rice, MN. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Gust Long (Barbara). The family came to WA in 1923 and operated a wheat farm until 1928 when they bought a cattle ranch west of Harrington. In 1959 they sold the ranch and retired, moving to Davenport. Surviving Mr. Long are his brothers and sister: Oscar (Harrington), William (Mohler), Joe (Davenport), and Mrs. Walter Johnson (Minnie) of Davenport. Interment was in the family plot at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-20 June 1963)

Long, Barbara Anna (Anedole)

Mrs. Barbara Long died at her home on the farm northwest of Harrington, Tuesday morning, June 10, at 9:55 o’clock.  She had been ailing about two years, and her condition grew worse this spring. Her sister, Mrs. Peter Leisen of St Paul, MN, arrived last week to help care for her. The reunion of these two sisters, the last two of a family of 13 children, was well-timed for Mrs. Long was able to visit and enjoy her, if only for a brief time.  Barbara Anna Anedole was born Feb 11, 1864, at Clifton, WI.  At 18 she was married to Gus Long at Clifton, and a year later they moved to Minnesota. Mrs. Long came west in 1921 to make her home with her sons. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.  Surviving Mrs. Long are, besides her sister, her children: Mrs. Walter Johnson of Spokane; and sons, Oscar, Andrew, Joe, Jack and Bill of Harrington; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Her husband, two daughters, two sons, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren have preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Friday from the Evangelical United Brethrenj church with Rev A. A. Chamberlan officiating. Bumgarners Funeral Home is in charge. Pallbearers will be George Kloster, Elmer Houck, C. J. McAllister, Jack Hartford, Bert Kitt and Fred Nollsh.  (Citizen)

Long, Debbie Jeanette (Mrs. G. W.)

Miss Debbie Jeanette Phillips was born March 9, 1843, died Dec 11, 1919, aged 76 years, 9 months, 2 days. She was one of a family of 12 children, two of whom are yet living, Seaborn Phillips of Pullman and Mrs. Susan Kendrick of Clarkston, WA. She was united in marriage to George W Long in 1871. To this union were born 5 children: Mrs. Lottie Shaw and Mason Long of Bluestem, Mrs. Belle Talkington and Lee Long of Harrington, all of whom were at her bedside when she passed away, and Miss Ella Long, who was the oldest and died in 1916. She lived at their old home in Arkansas until 1885 when she with her husband and the 5 children and her sister crossed the plains in wagons, taking six months for the trip, landing in Lincoln County, where she has lived until her death. Her husband died in 1904 and she never fully recovered from the great grief she suffered at his loss. The funeral was held Saturday in the Baptist church, Rev E. C. Scott officiating, and interment was beside her husband in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-19 Dec 1919)

Long, Ella D.

Miss Ella D. Long was born May 20, 1872 at Greenwood, Arkansas, where she spent her early childhood, coming to Washington with her parents, Geo W and Jannette Long in the summer of 1884, crossing the plains with wagons and teams, and settling on the old homestead near Bluestem, where she had resided ever since. She had an accident in a runaway July 13, and was taken to the hospital in Spokane where she remained for 6 weeks, passing away Aug 24, 1916, after an operation.  Although not belonging to any church, she always led a beautiful Christian life and has gone to be with Jesus. She leaves to mourn her loss, her mother, Mrs. Geo Long of Bluestem, two sisters, Mrs. Abe Shaw of Bluestem, Mrs. T. E. Talkington of Harrington, two brothers, Lee Long of Harrington and Mason Long of Rocklyn, and a maiden aunt, Miss Rebecca Phillips, who has always made her home with them. Besides many other relatives her father preceded her in death Aug 26, 1903. She was buried in the Harrington Cemetery beside her father. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church and were conducted by Rev E. C. Scott, an old friend of the family, and Rev U. S. Lake, pastor of the church. The large gathering of old friends strongly bespoke the high esteem in which Miss Long was held by all. (Sept 1, 1916) Miss Ella D. Long, a prominent resident of Bluestem, WA, paid with her life for the heroism displayed in saving the life of a child in a runaway near her home six weeks ago.  The horse she drove ran away between Bluestem and Davenport. As the buggy was being wrecked she concluded to jump. The child, age 2, a daughter of Mrs. Graham of Bluestem, alighted safely from the arms of its rescuer, but a leg of Miss Long was caught between the spokes of a wheel and fractured in several places. Death resulted of shock and the injuries. Relatives were at the bedside up to the last. Miss Long, age 44, was successful in business, and with a relative conducted the ranch upon which she lived. (Spokesman Review as quoted in Citizen-Aug 25, 1916)

Long, Elwin Lester

Funeral services for Elwin Lester Long were held at the Community church here Monday. Elwin was instantly killed Friday when a cable came loose on a skip on which he was riding and he fell more than 80 feet to a concrete flooring. He was working as a rigger on the Columbia Basin project pumping plant when the accident occurred. American Legion Post No 95 was in charge of the services. The body was taken to Spokane for cremation. Born at Harrington Nov 29, 1913, Elwin moved to Ritzville with his parents when he was 7 years old. Later the family moved to Creston where in 1931 Elwin was graduated from high school. On Easter Sunday, 1944, he married Miss Mary Louise VanDecar of Baker, OR. Elwin was assigned to overseas duty in the fall of 1944 and was stationed at a South Pacific base. Elwin is survived by his wife, and 2 ½ year old daughter, Karen Lynn; his mother, Mrs. Lena Long; brothers, Orville and Howard Long. The grieveousness of his passing was intensified in that he did not live long enough to see his second child, whose advent was anticipated in a few months. Elwin’s father, F. Lee Long died in April this year and funeral services were conducted for him from the same church. Mrs. Long and little Karen Lynn are accompanying her parents to Baker, Oregon to make their home temporarily. (Citizen-27 June 1947)

Long, Francis G., --- d.12-29-1947 

“Francis Lee Long. Died: 2 April 1947, age 69, Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: George Long. Mother: Jeanette Phillips. Spouse: Lena. Batch ID #277621.” (WA State Death Records) 

Long, (Francis) Lee                   

The community was grieved and stunned Saturday to learn of the death of Lee Long. Mr. Long, who resided alone, had suffered a fatal heart attack and it was not known until several hours after he passed away when relatives, who went to his home, found his body. Born March 6, 1878 near Greenwood, Arkansas, Francis Lee Long came to Washington Territory in 1884 and was a resident of Washington from then on, living in the Harrington district most of the time. He was an early-day business man here, in the meat markets. In 1905 he married Lena Rehms and 3 sons were born to them, Orville, Howard and Elwend, all of whom survive Lee. Other survivors include 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Belle Talkington and Mrs. Lottie Shaw of Harrington and a brother, Mason Long of Bluestem. Funeral services were held Tuesday under the direction of Duncan-Haight Mortuary of Ritzville with Mr. & Mrs. Eli Duncan directing. Mrs. George Norin and Mrs. Lloyd Talkington sang “Rock of Ages” which was one of Mr. Long’s favorite hymns, and “The twenty-third Psalm.” Miss Adelia Scott accompanied at the piano. Rev E. R. Madson was officiating clergyman. Pallbearers were: C. E. Moore, Frank Gately, Ralph Barbre, Guy Wesp, Karl Williams and Don Warwick. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Coming from out of town for the last rites were: Mr. & Mrs. Orville Long, Seattle; Mr. & Mrs. Howard Long, Wilbur; Mr. & Mrs. Elwend Long, Coulee Dam; Mr. & Mrs Roy Bean of Spokane, their 3 sons and their families; Eli Goodwin, Leonard Talkington, Joe Shaw, Spokane; Marian Shaw, Seattle; Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Talkington, Pomeroy; Mr. & Mrs. George Morgan and Marion, Colville; Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rehms; Frank Phillips, Spokane; Briggs and Leonard Sorrels, Lamont; and many friends from neighboring communities. (Citizen-11April 1947) (His death certificate shows his father as Gus Long and his mother as Jeanette Phillips. His date of death was 4-02-1947.)

Long, Frank

After an illness lasting many months, Frank Long, 31, died Tuesday morning of tuberculosis. He was unmarried and an ex-service man, having spent 18 months overseas. He was gassed while in the service and never fully recovered but drifted into the fatal disease. For eight months he was in a veterans’ hospital at Walla Walla but he preferred to live and die with his relatives. He is survived by his parents Gus Long of Mustine, WI and Mrs. Barbara Long of Harrington; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe Lehman, Harrington and Mrs. Walter Johnson, Montana; and 6 brothers, Andrew, Jack and William, Joe and Oscar of Harrington and Edward of MN. The funeral was held yesterday at the Evangelical church. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. Harrington Post No 95, American Legion conducted services at the grave, giving their comrade full military honors. (Citizen-3 Dec 1926) (His death certificate is on file in Lincoln County, his mother is shown as Barbra Anderly.)

Long, Geo W.

After a severe illness of over a year, Mr. Geo W. Long died at his home, Moscow, WA, early last Wednesday morning. The deceased was in his 72nd year, having been born in Knoxville, TN on Feb 3, 1832. He became a Christian before he had reached his 20th year, and united with the Baptist Church. He was a very sincere and zealous Christian worker immediately after his conversion. Leaving for California, where he remained for 17 years, he became somewhat lax in his Christian activity, but was rallied again. Since living in Washington, he has gained a large circle of friends who loved him because of his Christian integrity and loving disposition. They are satisfied that he has gone to rest with his heavenly Father. During his sickness, Mr. Long, though suffering intense pain, never murmured but has fully resigned to the will of his master. He leaves a wife and five children all of whom were present at his death bed. Besides his many relatives, he leaves many friends to mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Emett Kelloper. (Citizen Aug 28, 1903) (Edit: Hillcrest Cemetery has his tombstone.)

Long, George Howard --- , d.11-21-1991

Long, Gertrude E., --- d.4-11-1999

Long, Jack Blk 4 Lot 18, 10-15-1960 (WWII)

“Jack or John Long. Died: 15 Oct 1960, age 68, Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co, WA.  Father: Gust Long. Mother: Barbara Anderly. Batch ID #282937.” (WA State Death Records)

Long, Joe

Funeral services for Joe Long were held Dec 2 at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. He was born Jan 22, 1890, in Rice, MN. He farmed west of Harrington until moving to Davenport in 1959. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Johnson; and two brothers, Oscar and William of Harrington. Interment was at Hillcrest. The Legion was in charge of graveside services. (Dav. Times-14 Dec 1967)

Long, Lena (Rehm)

Lena was found dead in her home Friday, Nov 7. It is believed she died several days earlier. Her passing was the third unusual death in the family since April. Her husband, Lee Long, was found dead in his home here in April, and their youngest son, Elwin, was tragically killed this summer at Coulee Dam. Lena Rehm was born Apr 22, 1885 in MO and came as a child of 12 with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Rehm, to this community. She was married to Lee Long.  Three sons were born here to them. About 26 years ago they moved to Ritzville, later Creston, and about 14 years ago, Almira. Surviving Mrs. Long are her two sons, Orville and Howard; one brother, Fred Rehm; 3 sisters, Mrs. Leo Long (Bea), Mrs. Roy Bean (Avness) and Mrs. Andy Young (Mabel). Interment was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-14 Nov 1947)

Long, Lorna E., --- Re-CK if Mason’s

Mr. & Mrs. Mason Long’s baby died at Bluestem, Monday evening, (Sept 6, 1909) of entere colitis. (Citizen-10 Sept 1909)

Long, Lula Mae (Phillips)

Lulu M. Long (age 93)—Passed away May 4, 1981 in Spokane. Her home Davenport. Survived by one daughter, Fern Moats; one sister, Ruth Gateley. 50 year member of the Bluestem Grange. Funeral services at the Davenport Presbyterian Church. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) “Funeral services for Lulu May Phillips Long, 93, were held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Presbyterian Church, under direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Mrs. Long was born in Minnesota on Nov 17, 1887 and died at Sacred Heart Hospital , Spokane, on May 4, 1981.  With her parents, Susan and George Phillips, she moved to the State of  Washington just before the turn of the century.  Their initial residence was in Chatteroy, north of Spokane, and after a few years of residence there moved to the Bluestem area. Mrs. Long had been married to Mason Long in 1901. He preceded her in death in 1968.  Mrs. Long was a member of the Davenport United Methodist Church; was a member of the Rebekahs; was a 50-year member of the Bluestem Grange and was also a 50-year member of Country Homes Homemakers.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fern Moats of Davenport ; one grandson, Gary Moats, Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Gateley of Harrington; four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Officiating at the service was the Rev Roger V. Muisiner. Interment occurred at the Harrington Cemetery.” ( Davenport Times:  5-07-1981) 

Long, Mary Agnes (Knapp)

Mary Long, formerly of Harrington, died Apr 24, 1994 in Ritzville, WA. Funeral services will be today (Thursday) at Strate Funeral Home. A concluding service and interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born March 2, 1901 in Harrington to George Knapp Sr. and Anna Marie (Riehle) Knapp—early day immigrants. She grew up in Harrington, graduating from high school there. She also attended Cheney Normal School and received a teaching degree. She married Oscar Long on June 14, 1921 in Harrington, where the couple lived and farmed. She is survived by one son, Leonard and his wife Jeannine; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Long; 3 sisters, Margaret D’Avis, Hazel Dibble, and Jean Baum. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Long, in 1970; one son, Edwin Long; a daughter, Marie Hamilton; and 3 brothers. (Dav. Times)

Long, (Thomas) Mason

Funeral services for Mason Long, 87, of Davenport, are scheduled for today (Thursday) in Davenport. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Jan 19, 1880 to George and Janette Long, Mr. Long came west with his parents by covered wagon in 1884 to Bluestem, later homesteaded and farmed until he retired in 1948, and moved to Davenport. He is survived by his wife, Lulu May (Phillips) Long, whom he married in Dec 1906; and  one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Fern) Moats. (Dav. Times-21 Nov 1968)(Death certificate shows the date of death as 11-18-1968.)

Long, May (baby) ,---1913

Long, Oscar, d. Nov 1970

Funeral services were held Monday from the United Methodist Church for Oscar Long; he passed away Thursday in a local hospital. (Dav. Times-3 Dec 1970) (Death certificate at Lincoln County shows his birth on Jan 11, 1883 in WI to Gus Long, his mother not shown. His spouse is given as Mary Knapp. Date of death is shown as 11-26-1970.)

Long, Roger Dale (baby of Edwin)

Roger Dale, baby son of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Long of Moses Lake died Friday morning, Sept 14, 1951, in the hospital at Wenatchee. He was born Oct 17, 1950. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Besides his parents the baby is survived by a 3 year old brother, Gary; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Long and Mr. & Mrs. David Billsborough; great-grandmother, Mrs. Barbara Long… (Citizen-21 Sept 1951)

Long, William ---

(Death certificate at Lincoln County shows his date of birth as Jan 15, 1908 in MN, to Gustave Long and Barbara Anderly. His spouse is shown as Marguerite Heinemeyer. The date of death is Dec 12, 1970, with burial at Hillcrest. The death certificates of his brothers, Frank (d. 30 Nov 1926); Jack (15 Oct 1960); and Joseph (29 Nov 1967) are also on file in Lincoln County.)

Lotzenhiser, Mabel A.

Mabel A. Lotzenhiser—Passed away July 2, 1976 at her home, N 5011 Maple, Spokane. Mother of Dorothy A. Loreng, Seattle, WA; Harold H. Lotzenhiser, Annaheim, CA; 7 grandchildren. A member of Northhill Christian Church, a lifetime resident of the area. Graveside services July 9, 1976 at Harrington, WA. (Spokesman Review)

Lowe, George N

George N Lowe, one of the few remaining pioneer citizens of Lincoln County, died at his home in Spokane, Sunday evening (May 13, 1956). He had undergone two surgeries; he had cancer. He was stricken with two light strokes. George N. Lowe was born May 29, 1866 at Walla Walla, WA. His father, E. T. Lowe, died in 1874 and his mother, Martha C. Lowe, in 1879. The William Bigham family took the lad into their home, and in late 1879 came to the Crab Creek area. George worked for him for 7 years on his horse ranch. Sept 26, 1889, George Lowe married Miss Lue Parker. Mr. Lowe purchased railroad land 10 years later near Lamona where they lived the next 55 years. He served as county commissioner from 1916-1922. The Lowes had no children but they reared Edward Landfried whose death in 1953 was a severe blow to Mr. & Mrs. Lowe. Mr. Lowe is survived by his widow, Lue; a nephew, Ralphy Lowe, and a niece, Mrs. John Schoonover. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-18 May 1956)

Lowe, Lou (Parker) Mrs. George N.

Mrs. George Lowe died in Deaconess hospital last week Friday after a week’s hospitalization there and two weeks at Odessa Memorial hospital. She was 91 years old last July, and had been in failing health the past year. Her husband, George N. Lowe, died three years ago. Last rites for Mrs. Lowe were held Tuesday in the Davenport Presbyterian Church and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, beside her husband.

Lowe, Richard D., --- d.1-1-1965, 81 yr

Ludy, Amanda

After an illness of but a few days, Mrs. Amanda Ludy, wife of Adam Ludy of Yuma, AZ, departed this life on July 28, 1903. She had been stopping for a few months with her grandson, R N Shields, and it was there that death took place. The funeral was held in the Evangelical church. The interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. Amanda Ludy, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Stone, was born Nov 27, 1835 near Columbus, OH. On Aug 16, 1852 she was married to Adam Ludy. A few years later she moved to MO and in 1864 she with her family crossed the plains by wagon to CA, where she resided until 1880. From CA she came to WA and settled on a farm just east of Harrington. Mrs. Ludy was the mother of three children: one son, Mr. J. E. Ludy of Yuma, AZ, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Sadie Hannum of Seattle, WA, and Mrs. Lydia Shields, who preceded her mother to the other shore on Feb 14, 1898.

Ludy, Infant of J.E. & J. (no dates)

Lueck, Andrew R., ---

Andrew Lueck of Davenport died Sunday at Spokane after an attack of the flu which weakened his condition. Mr. Lueck had but lately recovered from a serious illness lasting for months but had about regained his old health. Not many weeks ago he visited relatives in Harrington and his death comes as a shock to this community where he was well known. The funeral occurred in Davenport Wednesday and burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. Deceased is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, a mother, Mrs. Margaret Lueck, two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Bolenus of Egypt and Mrs. Elizabeth Ziemans of Mondovi; four brothers, William, Ernest and Frank of Davenport and Frederick of Palouse, and several half-brothers and sisters in Illinois. (Citizen-7 April 1922)

Lueck, Anna (Kerr) Sept 11, 1973

Anna R. Lueck died Sept 11, 1973 at the Hawthorne Nursing Home in Kennewick. She was born Oct 28, 1893 in Harrington and moved to Kennewick in 1966. Funeral services were held Friday at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Mrs. Lueck is survived by one daughter, Marnie Jean Warwick, Sherman Oaks, Colorado, two sons, Avery of Connell and Gordon of Kennewick; six grandchildren, one great grandchild; one brother, William Kerr of Harrington, and one sister, Margaret Mayfield of Walla Walla. (Dav. Times-20 Sept 1973)

Luiten, Jake G. --- Last rites for Jake G. Luiten, who died Saturday, Sept 5, 1970, at a Spokane hospital, were held here on Wednesday, Sept 9. Services were conducted by Rev Albert Hausauer from the English Congregational church.  Mrs. Delbert Cook and Mrs. Don Zeiler sang “Rock of Ages” and “In the Garden” at the service. Mrs. Jim Lyons was organist.  Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Pall bearers were C. H Scrupps, Harper Golm, Tom Wilson, Dan Roloff, Henry Holman and Kenneth Porter.  Jake G. Luiten, son of Gerhard Luiten and his wife Anna Bongard, was born Feb 18, 1896, at St Cloud County, Glenco, Minnesota. At the age of three he traveled west with his parents. They took up a homestead southeast of Lamona. Jake was one of seven children in the family. He attended elementary school at Lamona. On June 28, 1924, he was united in marriage with Louise Torry at Spokane. The couple raised three children while living and farming northeast of Lamona. His health has been failing during the past three years. For the past four weeks he has been a Deaconess hospital patient where he died at the age of 74 years. Mr. Luiten is survived by his wife, Louise; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Lenhart (Evelyn), of Spokane; two sons, Jim of Colville and Dick of Lamona; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Calliot of Spokane, and one brother, Jerry Luiten of Lamona; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a member of the Odessa Masonic Lodge 156, the Liberty Grange of Mohler, and the English Congregational Church. He was a veteran of World War I.  (Sept 10, 1970-Odessa Record)

Luiten, Louise E.

Louise E. Luiten—Passed away Dec 23, 1984 in Spokane. Her home, Odessa, WA. Preceded in death by one son, Jim Luiten, Colville, WA. Survived by one son, Dick Luiten, Odessa, WA; one daughter, Evelyn Lenhart, Spokane; 10 grandchildren. Member of English Congregational Church, Odessa, WA. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman)

Luper, Berry

Friends of Berry Luper, a pioneer of Harrington, were grieved by his untimely death in a car accident. He was fatally injured and passed away at a Spokane hospital Friday, July 5, 1940. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery and interment was in the Luper family plot. Berry Luper was born at Lane, OR, in 1876 and when he was 7 years old, he came by covered wagon with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. L. T. Luper, to the Harrington country… Berry grew to manhood here, and married Miss Minnie Miller, half-sister to Mrs. Paul Beck. They lived on the farm now owned by W. J. Kerr.  Mr. & Mrs. Berry Luper moved to Spokane 25 years ago, and in 1928 Mrs. Luper passed away. Mr. Luper continued to return to the Harrington country for harvests. His home was at Yardley the past few years. Coming from Spokane to attend the funeral services was his 92 year old father, his sole survivor, Lewis T. Luper; his employer, Mr. Moore, and Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Williams; also Mr. & Mrs. Jasper Moore, brother and sister-in-law of Mrs. Paul Beck. Mr. & Mrs. Beck were among those from Harrington at Hillcrest. (Citizen-12 July 1940)

Luper, Elizabeth Horn

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Lewis T. Luper, was born in Davis County, Iowa, on Feb 15, 1850. She was married on May 20, 1873, and shortly thereafter moved to Lane County, Oregon. Here Mr. & Mrs. Luper spent ten years of their life, during which time their only son, Berry, was born to them. In April, 1883 they settled on a ranch three miles north of Harrington. During the last four years of her life Mrs. Luper had been a sufferer. Two months ago she went to Spokane for expert medical treatment, but continued to fail and on April 2, 1902 passed away. The last weeks of Mrs. Luper’s life, though spent in great suffering, were full of evidences of the noble Christian character which she possessed. She spoke much of her death, regretting only the parting from her family. She herself chose the text from which she wished her funeral sermon preached, which was: “Prepare to meet thy God.” (Citizen-11 Apr 1902) (Edit: Smith Funeral Home shows her age as 51 years, born KY; date of death 4-02-02 from cancer; her father as James Harm born KY; her mother as Masmey, born MO).

Luper, Emma Irene (burial ?)

Mrs. Emma Irene Luper, widow of L. T. Luper, died at her home in Spokane, April 18, 1945, just a few weeks after the death of her husband. Surviving her are two sons, George Stober of Falls City, WA and Arthur Stober, at the home; and 2 grandchildren. (Citizen-27 Apr 1945)

Luper, Louis T.

Louis T. Luper, one of the pioneer settlers in the Harrington farming district, passed away at a sanitarium in Spokane Tuesday (Mar 27, 1945). Interment was in the family plot at Hillcrest cemetery. Born July 19, 1849 in Fulton Co, IL, he came with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Luper, across the plains with an ox team in 1853, to Linn Co, Oregon where he was reared and educated. When he was 21 years he moved to Lane Co, OR and bought a farm. In 1883 he came to Lincoln Co and took up a pre-emption. His old home place, now farmed by Alfred Stiles, is still referred to as the Luper place. In 1873 in Lane Co, OR, he married Elizabeth Horn. One child, Berry, was born to them and he passed away in 1940. Mrs. Luper died in 1902 and later Mr. Luper married Mrs. Stober, who survives him. In company with Mr. & Mrs. Grant Luper, his brother and wife, L. T. Luper visited old friends in Harrington in Oct 1938. At that time Grant Luper was 73 years of age. Surviving Mr. Luper besides his wife, Emma Irene, are two step-sons, Arthur Stober and George Stober; his brother, Grant W. Luper; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Dawson, both of CA. (Citizen-30 March 1945)

Lybecker, Alan E.

Alan E. Lybecker—Age 58, born Sept 17, 1940 in Spokane, WA. Died May 20, 1999 in Seattle, WA. Survived by wife Judith; daughters, Elizabeth Novak (Jerry) and Erica Falen (Ken) and brother Rober. Memorial service May 27, 1999 at Yarington’s Funeral Home. (Quoted)

Lybecker, Eric E.

Friday night, Death came to Eric E. Lybecker. Although Mr. Lybecker had suffered an illness several years ago that warned him of a weakened heart, he had been feeling well recently, and he had been able to make his customary trips to the neighboring communities… Eric Edward Lybecker was born Mar 14, 1881 at Salt Lake City, Utah. When he was 3, his father was killed in a snow slide accident in Salt Lake City. Soon after that his mother moved to CA and then to the Harrington country while her son was still a young boy. He attended school in Lower Lord’s Valley district. Upon reaching maturity in years, 1902, he homesteaded land in the Lamona area. Dec 25, 1907 he married Gerta Hokanson and to them 4 sons were born, all of whom survive their father. In 1926 the Lybeckers moved to the Harrington farming area and their present home is on their farm 4 miles NW of town. Mr. Lybecker was a member of the Community church, and Liberty Grange. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, Harold of Rocklyn, Gilbert at home, Earl at Walla Walla, and James at home; 3 grandsons, Alan, Roger and Martin Lybecker; a sister, Mrs. A. P. Munson (Nettie); a half sister, Miss Georgia Polson, and a half brother Carl Polson… Pallbearers included G. C. Schoonover, Henry Swenson, Edd Kruger, George Borck, John Kupers, Sr., and B. A. Watson. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery… (Citizen-Sept 26, 1947)

Lybecker, Gerda V.

Gerda  V. Lybecker died early Tuesday morning in Deaconess hospital. Gerda was born Sept 20, 1884 in Sweden. She came to the US in 1905 with her sister, spent a year in Portland, then went to Wilbur. In 1907 she married Eric E. Lybecker, who was homesteading in the Lamona area. In 1926 the family moved to the Harrington farming area. Mr. Lybecker died in Sept 1947. (Citizen-28 Feb 1963) Last rites for Mrs. Gerda Lybecker were held Friday, March 1. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Lybecker is survived by three sons, Harold and Gilbert of Harrington, and Earl of Seattle; sister, Mrs. Hilma Alexander, Seattle; 5 grandchildren. A son, James, preceded her in death a year ago. (Citizen-7 March 1963)

Lybecker, Gilbert G.

Death came quietly to Gilbert Lybecker on March 6, 1966. Death is attributed to a heart attack. Gilbert was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Eric Lybecker. He was born and reared in this area, graduated from Harrington HS; served 4 ½ years with the army medical corps in WW II. Interment was in Hillcrest. Survivors include his widow, Margaret; brothers, Harold and Earl; step-son, Darrel Hall. (Dav. Times-10 Mar 1966) Gilbert was born Feb 15, 1912 at Lamona, to Mr. & Mrs. Eric E. Lybecker. The family moved to Harrington in 1925. Feb 15, 1963 Gilbert and Mrs. Margaret Hall were married.  (Dav. Times-17 Mar 1966)

Lybecker, Harold L.

Harold L. Lybecker—Passed away March 5, 1986 in Spokane. His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary M. Lybecker, at the home; 2 sons, Alan E and Roger S. Lybecker; one brother, Earl Lybecker. Cremation. Private Inurnment Hillcrest Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge. (Spokesman Review) (Funeral programs shows the date of birth as Oct 22, 1908 in Opportunity, WA.)

Lybecker, James R. ---

Death came suddenly and quickly to Jimmy Lybecker Feb 15, 1961 at his home. Cause was a coronary thrombosis. James R. Lybecker was born Oct 5, 1918 at Lamona to Mr. & Mrs. Eric E Lybecker. Surviving Jimmy are his wife, Marjorie (Lefevre) Lybecker and children: Michael, Patrick, Kathleen and Carolyn; his mother Mrs. Gerda Lybecker; brothers, Harold, Gilbert and Earl. His father died Sept 19, 1947. Interment was in Hillcrest following the Rose Croix service. (Citizen-23 Feb 1961)

Lybecker, Mary

Mary M. Lybecker—Passed away Aug 17, 1996 in Davenport, WA, her home, Harrington. She is survived by two sons, Alan Lybecker and his wife, Judi, of Seattle, WA; Roger Lybecker and his wife, Fay, of Harrington; 3 granddaughters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on March 5, 1986 and one brother and one sister. She is a 1929 graduate of Davenport High School. She is a member of the Harrington Community Congregational Church; Eastern Star of Davenport; Bluestem Grange; WAWG; PEO. Memorial Services Aug 23, 1996 at Harrington. (Spokesman)

Lynch, Alice M. (Kitt)

Mrs. F. M. Lynch (Alice Kitt, nicknamed Addie by family and friends) died Tuesday in a nursing home in Seattle, after being ill quite some time. Following the death several years ago of her husband, she made her home with her daughter, Lillian (Mrs. W. E. Marshall) in Seattle. Surviving Mrs. Lynch are her daughter; one brother, A. E. Kitt (Bert) of Harrington. Interment will be in Hillcrest. The Lynches were old-timers here and were prominent in the community’s early business and social life. (Citizen-13 Nov 1959)

Lynch, Francis M.

F. M. Lynch, who as a young man had been associated with the community in business, was laid to rest in the family plot at Hillcrest cemetery, Saturday. Mr. Lynch, who had been ill and an invalid the past three years, died Feb 5, 1957 in Zemeth Sanitarium in Seattle. He suffered four strokes in his last illness. Francis Lynch was born at Paradise Valley, NV, Feb 11, 1876. At the age of 15, he came with his mother, the late Mrs. Brenchley, and an uncle, to Harrington. He worked at farming and engaged in business. For many years he was associated in the firm of the Harrington Confectionary Co.  Dec 1, 1903 Mr. Lynch and Miss Alice Kitt were married and made Harrington their home for many years. They moved to Spokane prior to moving to Seattle in 1945. Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Marshall; sister, Mrs. Nell (DeSpain) Anderson; and brother-in-law, Bert Kitt. (Citizen-15 Feb 1957)

Lynch, Harold William “Bill”

Harold William Lynch, 39, was found dead Monday on the seat of the tractor which he was operating on the farm of Mrs. J. E. Russell, east of Harrington. Tracks showed he had been violently ill and sought shade; he had turned the motor off. Born at Waitsburg, WA, he lived several years at Sprague, and had been a resident her the last few years. Surviving him are his widow, Jaunita Davins Lynch; a daughter Naomi Rae, and a small son, Jimmy Darrell, at there home here; his father, W J Lynch of Wenatchee; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. The funeral was held in the Harrington Funeral Home Wednesday. (Odessa Record-21 July 1938) (Death certificate at Lincoln County shows his mother as Ida Adwell, his brother as Thomas N Lynch.)



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