Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...O through Q 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach






Ochs, Clyde, --- (Ashes burial date 6-28-1997, s/o Harry)

Ochs, Emma Josephine

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Josephine Ochs, 82, who died yesterday, will be held in Seattle followed by cremation. Mrs. Ochs, born in Carthage, IL, came to WA in 1889, settling in Adams County, where she taught school. She came to Seattle in 1921, after the death of her husband, Harry Ochs, at Harrington, WA, a wheat rancher and banker. Mrs. Ochs was a member of the University Baptist church. Surviving are two sons, Clyde and Harry Ochs, both of Seattle; 3 daughters, Mrs. R. L. Clark of CA; Mrs. John Drinkard of Davenport, WA; and Mrs. A. W. McKee of CA; a brother, Frank McKellip, Lowell, Snohomish Co, WA; a sister, Mrs. Chas Low, Seattle.—Seattle Times of Monday, Apr 9th. Mrs. Drinkard and son Jack returned from Seattle Wednesday evening. Mrs. Ochs’ ashes have been entrusted to Bumgarner Funeral Home of Davenport and April 15 will be deposited in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her late husband. (Citizen-13 Apr 1951)

Ochs, Harry Sr.

With the passing of Harry Ochs, Sr., last Saturday, another of the pioneers of this district left the scene. The funeral service was held at the Ochs home Monday. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Harry Ochs was born in Frankfort, Germany Dec 19, 1854 and died April 3, 1921. He served the required three years in the German army, discharged in 1879, and left for the UA in 1880, his destination being CA. After farming there four years he came to Lincoln County in 1884. He homesteaded a place 2 ½ miles south of Mohler. In April 1900 he married Mrs. Emma (McCallup) Owen, who is a native of Illinois. To this union 3 children were born, Martha E., Harry L. and Clyde, while Mrs. Ochs has two daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Grace Drinkard and Mrs. Edith Clark. In 1903 he moved to Harrington where he and his family have since lived. Deceased is survived by these 5 children and his widow, a full sister, Mrs. Martha Leicheld, a half sister, Mrs. John Luiten, and by two half brothers. (Citizen-8 April 1921)

Ochs, Harry Louis, ---1963, d. 9-27-1963“Harry Louis Ochs died at a Seattle hospital Sept 27, 1963 following surgery. He was the son of Harrington pioneers, the late Mr and Mrs Harry Ochs, Sr.  Harry was born on a farm near Harrington, Nov 19, 1902. He received his elementary schooling and two years of high school here then with his mother and family moved to Seattle where he was graduated form Roosevelt High school. He attended WSU at Pullman and the University of Washington at Seattle. He was a member of the Elks club, and as a real estate man, he was a member of the Realty Association of Seattle. In 1926 Harry Ochs married Margaret Donahue. They made their home in Seattle continuously except for one year when they lived at Bluestem and Davenport. Last rites were held Oct 1 at 11 a.m. form Adams Forkner chapel in Seattle, with Donald O’Connor of the Unity Church officiating. Alan Stanley sang ‘In the Garden’ and ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’.  Mildred Wassenberg was organist.  The body was brought to Harrington by Adams Forkner mortuary for burial in the Ochs family plot in Hillcrest cemetery, Wednesday. Rev William Lutz of the Davenport Presbyterian church officiated at the graveside rites. Surviving Mr Ochs besides his wife, Margaret, are his brother Clyde of Seattle, and sisters, Mrs Roscoe L Clark (Edith), of McArthur, California; Mrs Martha McKee, 1546 Diamond Avenue, South Pasadena, CA (she came by plane for the rites); and Mrs John Drinkard (Grace) of Davenport. Harry’s father died in 1921 and his mother in 1951. Both are buried in Hillcrest.  Mr and Mrs John Drinkard of Davenport and Mr and Mrs Jack Drinkard of Spokane drove to Seattle for the rites Tuesday. Returning with them for  the rites at Hillcrest Cemetery on Wednesday were, besides Mrs Harry Ochs, Mr and Mrs Clyde Ochs.  Also at Hillcrest were several old-time friends, also cousins of the Ochs children; Mrs Ralph Smith of Spokane; Mrs Frank Wraspir, Odessa; Mrs Herbert Luhr, Pullman, and Mrs Jeff Manor, Almira; and their father, John Luiten of Pullman.  Three of Mr Och’s business associates closed their offices for Tuesday and Wednesday to attend both the church rites and the committal services at Harrington.” (Citizen: 10-10-1963) 

Ochs, Vivian, --- d.6-05-1999

Oestrich, Daniel W., (infant),d.8-10-1956

Oestreich, Ervin C.,

“Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept 17 for Ervin C. Oestreich, former mayor of Harrington, who died at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport on Sept 15, 1981. Oestreich, a member of the Harrington community for 53 years, was born Jan 11, 1907. He attended school at Ritzville.  Following graduation, he worked there for an oil distributor for two years. In 1928 he and his wife Lois moved to a farm southeast of Harrington. They continued to reside there until they moved to town in 1956. Lois preceded him in death in 1969. On Sept 2, 1971 Erv was married to Elmina Schaefer, formerly of Ritzville. They enjoyed many retirement activities, among them bowling and golf.  Oestreich was an active Lions Club member. He was a charter member and past president of that organization. He served as a past Lions zone chairman. He was also a member of the Acacia Lodge No. 58, Davenport, and of the El Katif Shrine, Spokane He served as a board member and past president of the United Grain Growers, was a charter member of the Washington State Wheat Commission and was a 50-year Grange member.  Oestreich served as mayor of Harrington from 1963 to 1976.  Until recently, he was a board member of the Lincoln Hospital District.  He is survived by his wife Elmina; his sons John and Bill, both of Harrington; one step-son, Bob Schaefer, of Ritzville; brother Harold Oestreich, Aberdeen; 4 grandchildren, Cherie Manke, Ferndale; Randy Oestreich and Crayton Oestreich, both of Harrington; Colleen Wood, Spokane; and six great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Those serving as casket bearers were A C Patton, Don Coombs, Carl Dammel, Jim Graham, Harold Jenkins, Walt Tanke, and Karl Knapp. Both funeral and graveside services were officiated by Pastor Bruce Wakeman.” (Davenport Times: 9-24-1981)

Oestreich, Frieda L.,   d. 6-06-2009

“Frieda L. Oestreich. Age 79. Passed away on June 6, 2009. Born on March 25, 1930, daughter of Adolph and Thelma Timm. She spent her entire years on the family farm in Harrington, WA, and many winters in Peoria, AZ. Preceded in death by infant son Daniel Walter, and brother Chester Timm. Survived by her husband of 60 years, E W ‘Bill’ Oestreich, daughter Cherie Manke and husband Tom and son Randy Oestreich and wife Kathy; 6 grandchildren: Kim Hartley and husband Matt, Krista Manke, Kendra Willingham and husband James, Cara Goedeking and husband Peter, Cory Oestreich and wife Bridget, and Dusty Oestreich and wife Alyssa. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren; Sheydan and Jensyn McCoy, Hunter Manke, Jaymason and Jaden Willingham and Ellie Goedeking. A private family graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport,WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman-Review: 6-09-2009)

Oestreich, John E.

John E. Oestreich—passed away Nov 20, 2000 at his home in Harrington. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two children, Crayton Oestreich and Colleen Eckart; one brother, E. W. “Bill” Oestreich and wife, Freida. Private family interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Oestreich, Lois M. (Armstrong)

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Oestreich were held Aug 30. Interment was at Hillcrest. Lois Armstrong was born in Alberta, Canada on Jan 6, 1909 to John and Elsie Armstrong. Her family moved to Ritzville when she was very young. She has been a resident of the Harrington community for 41 years, 28 of which were spent on their farm in Lord’s Valley. Survivors include her husband Ervin Oestreich; 2 sons, John E. and Bill; one brother, J. E. Armstrong of Colville; one sister, Tess Davidson. (Dav. Times-4 Sept 1969)

Oestreich, Scotty (infant), d. 3-05-1982; info/o Randy

Oestreich, Tylee Sue,  --- d.12-28-1982

Oldenburg, Ida May (Quinn)

The funeral of Mrs. Ida May Quinn Oldenburg, who died Thursday of last week, Oct 1, 1925, of cancer at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, was held at the Evangelical church. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. Mrs. Oldenburg was born Dec 18, 1868 in TN. In 1901 she came west to Portland, OR and taught school. In 1902 she came to Sprague and taught school. She was married on Feb 11, 1904 to John J. Oldenburg in Spokane. To this union were born 3 children; one son and two daughters, one of which preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, son David and her daughter Bernice. (Citizen-9 Oct 1925)

Oldenburg, John J.

John J. Oldenburg was born at Galena, IL Dec 6, 1879, and died of heart failure, at Clinton, WA, March 18, 1933. He was reared on a small farm and received his education in a nearby grammar school. He passed the teachers’ exam and was authorized to teach in rural schools in IL. After two years he decided to come west and arrived in the small town of Spokane. In 1901 he and his brother Chas went to Almira, where he filed on a homestead 13 miles east of that town. He met Miss Ida May Guinn who on Feb 11, 1904 became his wife, and they resided on the farm until Nov 1918. Three children were born to them: Buryle, who passed away in early childhood; David W. and Bernice L. (now Mrs. Leo T. Harding) both surviving him. (Citizen-24 March 1933)“John J Oldenberg, former resident of Odessa and Marlin, died March 18 on Weiberg Island, near Seattle. He was born in 1879 in Galena, IL. He came west in 1900 and filed on a homestead 11 miles north of Marlin, where he lived until 1918, at which time he moved to Harrington, until 1930, when, after the marriage of his daughter he moved to Wenatchee, where he spent some years working for a company.  After an operation in January he has lived on the coast, with a brother. He died from a heart attack and was buried Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery at Harrington. He is survived by his children, Mrs Leo Hardung and David Oldenberg.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-1933; Beryl Oldenberg, died 1907 at Marlin, was the daughter of John and Ida.)

Oliver, Alice N.,   7-25-1946

Mrs. Alice Oliver, who died at her home here last week Thursday (July 25, 1946), was born Aug 5, 1864 at Pleasant Valley, WI, which is near Eau Claire. She was the daughter of Nathenial and Phoebe Benner. On Dec 31, 1881 at Eau Claire, she was married to Elbert Stockwell. To this union were born 4 daughters and one son. Mr. Stockwell had two daughters by a previous marriage. He died in 1911. In 1915 his widow came to Spokane vicinity. Apr 12, 1916, Mrs. Stockwell was married to Dr W. G. Oliver. He died several years ago and two years ago Mrs. Oliver purchased a home at Harrington to be near her daughter, Mrs. C. C. McCormick. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving are her children, Mrs. John Van Every (Pansy), Mrs. Howard Jones (Eva), Mrs. John Hall (Gladys) and Mrs. C. C. McCormick. Her son, Lynn Stockwell died at his home in CA in 1940, and her step-daughter Mae preceded her in death many years ago. (Citizen-2 Aug 1946)

Olson, Alma Celeste

Mrs. Alma Celistie Olson, aged 71, died of pneumonia at Mohler Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Topper, with whom she had made her home for the past few years. Deceased was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1850, and came to this country in infancy. She returned to Sweden in 1866 upon the death of her mother, and remained there many years. On Jan 12, 1871, she was married to Nels Gustaf Olson, five children being born to this union. In 1883 deceased returned to America and in 1886 came to the state of WA, settling near Harrington. Her husband died here in 1899 and lies buried in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Lutheran church and a member of the Bright Hope chapter No 79 OES, which organization conducted the services at the grave. Deceased is survived by three children: Gus Olson of Opportunity, Mrs. Eleanor Topper of Mohler, and Alvia Olson of Pullman, WA. (Citizen-4 Feb 1921)  

Olson, A. E., d.2-09-1904, s/o Alvan

Olson, Nils G.

Nils G. Olson, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Lincoln County, departed this life at the family home 10 miles west of Harrington last Tuesday morning (21st). His last illness was of short duration but on account of his advanced age the end was not unexpected… Nils G. Olson was born in Sweden in 1835. When about 30 years of age he left his native land and journeyed to San Francisco where he engaged in business and later went to Nevada, where he was interested in mining. In 1875 he returned to Sweden, where he was married. In 1886 he returned to the US, coming direct to Lincoln Co and locating a homestead upon the property where he lived until his death. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Sprague and was an honest, upright citizen, a good neighbor and happy in his home relations. The funeral services were not held until Thursday morning on account of the casket, which was ordered from Spokane, being shipped by mistake, over the Spokane Falls and Northern road and as result, another was ordered from Davenport… Old time friends and fellow Masons drove out to convey the remains to the Presbyterian church where the services were held. The body was then taken in charge by the Masons and conveyed to the new cemetery where the last sad and impressive rites were held by that order. (Citizen-24 March 1899)

Orr, Blanche Marie ---d. 12-18-1986

“Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 18, 1987 at Hillside Cemetery in Harrington for Blanche Orr. She was 83.  Mrs. Orr was born August 12, 1903 in Keystone, WA, to Frank Breese and the former Georgia McKellips, the second of six children.  She grew up in Keystone until her mother died when Blanche was 12, and after a few months came to live with John and Grace Drinkard, at that time residing in Downs, WA. She attended high school in Harrington and Seattle, and graduated from school in Seattle.  She married Ralph Orrin Torrence, CA, and lived there until about five years ago, when her husband passed away. She then lived in Topak, Arizona, and moved to Cherry Valley, CA about two years ago.  She passed away Dec 20, 1986 in Cherry Valley. She is survived by her brothers Fred Breese of Spokane, and Francis Breese of western Washington, as well as her grandson, Chris Felts, of Cherry Valley, and her cousin, GraceDrinkard.” ( Davenport Times:  3-19-1987)

Ottmar, Alvin

Alvin Ottmar, age 85, passed away Feb 2, 2001, in Davenport, WA. His home, Harrington, WA. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Mann) Ottmar, at the home; two daughters, Jayne and husband, Phil Beauchene, Yakima, WA; and Rhonda and Sam Kimble, Pullman, WA; 5 grandchildren: Kristine Meyer, Amanda Kimble, Bryan Beauchene, JoLynn and Michelle Beauchene; two brothers, Ruben Ottmar, Davenport; and Walter Ottmar, Kennewick, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a former building inspector, past president Harrington Chamber of Commerce. Memorial services Feb 7, 2001 at the Harrington United Methodist Church, Harrington, WA. Vault interment preceded services at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) Born Oct 22, 1915 in Wheeler, WA, to John and Amelia (Miller) Ottmar, he was a 1934 graduate of Harrington high school. He married Elsie Mann on Sept 7, 1941 in Harrington. He was a carpenter in the Bremerton area for many years before returning to take over the family wheat farm in Harrington. He returned in 1982. (DT-Feb 4, 2001)

Ottmar, Amelia (Miller)

Amelia Ottmar—Passed away Aug 4, 1977 in Spokane. Her home, Harrington, WA. Survived by three sons, Ruben Ottmar, Alvin Ottmar, and Walter Ottmar; four brothers, Henry, Chris, John and Abe Miller; 4 sisters, Mrs. Louisa Roth, Mrs. Lydia Roth, Mrs. Eva Glover and Mrs. Clara Jingling. Interment at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. (Spokesman Review) (Funeral program gives the birth as May 21, 1892 in Ashley, ND.)

Ottmar, Elsie       2013

“Elsie Ottmar. Age 93. Was born on Nov 29, 1919 in Odessa, WA to Jacob and Martha (Witt) Mann. Elsie passed away Feb 28, 2013 at the Bishop Place Sr Living in Pullman, WA, formerly of Harrington, WA.  She is survived by her two daughters Jayne (Phil) Beauchene, Ronda (Sam) Kimble; along with five grandchildren JoLynn Beauchene, Bryan (Kathy) Beauchene, Michelle Beauchene, Kristine (Tony) Meyer, Amanda Gonzales; three great-grandchildren Addison Beauchene, Georgia Meyer and Gigi Gonzales; and one sister Leona Meske along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alvin in 2001, brother Art Mann and a sister Ella Mae Cook. She was member of the Harrington United Methodist Church. Public viewing will be March 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. till 12 Noon at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Graveside services, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Harrington United Methodist Church with Pastor Barbara Caviezel, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.” (submitted) 

Ottmar, John … d. 1973

Owen, Albin F. (Alvie)

Albin “Alvie” F. Owen died at Deaconess hospital March 28, 1964. “Alvie” was born May 28, 1889 in West Plains, MO, one of a family of 12 sons and one daughter. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. He came to Spokane in 1905 and worked on farms in and around Ritzville. In April 1923 he started working for the Dept of Highways of the St. of Washington until 1953 when he retired. In 1921 he and Elsie Maude Calvert were married at her home near Amber, WA. The Owens resided in Harrington a number of years. Surviving Mr. Owen, besides his wife at the home here, are four brothers, Don, Claude, Ralph and Otto Owen. (Citizen-9 Apr 1964)


Page, Abram V

The funeral of Mr. Abram Page of Mohler was conducted at the cemetery on Thursday morning. Mr. Page was born in New York May 12, 1828 and died in Mohler Oct 16, 1901, in his 73rd year. Mrs. Page was unable to be present by reason of the sickness of a daughter on the Sound. The widow, 3 sons and 3 daughters mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. (Citizen-18 Oct 1901)

Page, Bertha Adelene (Gibbins)

Mrs. Gene Page (Addie Gibbins), Seattle, died Wednesday and the funeral services will be held at Wenatchee, with burial in Hillcrest cemetery. Mrs. Page’s parents are at rest in Hillcrest, as also are her sisters, Mrs. C. B. Duncan, Alice Gibbins, and her brothers, Harvey and Bill. (Citizen-20 July 1951)

Page, Emma (Cameron)  

Sept 4, 1894, Mrs. Emma Page, wife of “Skip” Page, died at Harrington. The funeral was conducted at the residence by Rev Burrill in the presence of a large concourse of friends and neighbors. (LCT-14 Sept 1894)(Edit: TS is in Hillcrest.)

Page, Estes Eugene

Estes Eugene Page, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Page of Mohler was buried in the Harrington Cemetery on Wednesday, July 3. (Citizen-12 July 1901)

Page, Eugene Rudgar

Eugene R. Page, 75, died at his home, Monday after an extended illness. Born near Columbus, WI, May 22, 1865, he lived there until he came to Lewis Co, WA, with his parents in 1877. Four years later he moved near Mohler, WA, and on Feb 15, 1893, he married Miss Bertha Gibbins at Sprague. In 1900 they moved to Odessa and later to Wenatchee… Surviving are his widow, of Wenatchee; one brother, Fred Page; one sister, Mrs. Florence Browning; three children who were raised in the Page home: Eugene Cunningham, Barney Cunningham and a niece, Miss Lillian Page.—Wenatchee Daily paper. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Wenatchee. The body was brought to Harrington for interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Page is a sister of the late Mrs. Chas B. Duncan, and daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Gibbins, pioneers of this section. (Citizen-21 Feb 1941)

Parr, Diana Dee

Diana Dee Parr, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Parr, died late Tuesday, Sept 25, 1961 at Deaconess. Diana was severely injured in a car accident near Mohler on Sept 19. Diana was born Dec 27, 1946, in Spokane. Survivors include her parents, a brother, William, grand-mother, Mrs. Evelyn Parr and Mrs. Ethel Titus. Robert Parr of Harrington is her uncle. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-28 Sept 1961)

Parr, Grace Ethel (Titus)

Harriington.—Graveside service for Grace E Parr, 91, at 2 PM today (Thurs) at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. A former Harrington resident, Mrs. Parr died April 20, 2003 in Spokane. Born Sept 29, 1911, in Sisseton, SD, she was the daughter of Herbert and Ethel (Waldron) Titus. She graduated from Dovers Lake High School. After marrying Wayne B. Parr in 1944 in Tacoma, she moved to the Parr family farm near Harrington. The couple farmed until his death in 1978. She then moved to Spokane. She belonged to the Harrington and Davenport chapters, Order of Eastern Star. A daughter Diana D. Parr, also preceded her in death. She leaves her son, William “Bill” (and Dee) Parr of Spokane; four grandchildren..., a sister, Belle Grubb of Powers Lake, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Parr, Robert E.

Robert E. Parr—His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by his wife, Jean; one son, Stanley Parr; one daughter, Nancy Ross; 4 brothers, Wayne Parr, Leon Parr, Warren Parr and Louis Parr. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. (Spokesman Review) Services were held Saturday for Robert Parr, who died Wednesday after falling from a sacking platform at the United Grain Growers warehouse in Harrington. Parr, age 53, was a warehouse foreman and had been employed by Harrington UGG for 27 years. He married Jean Kennedy in 1941. Parr served in the Air Force as a tail gunner during WW II. (Dav. Times)

Parr, Stanley

Stanley W Parr, age 62.—Passed away Aug 25, 2005 inTukwila,WA, his home Seattle WA. Survived by his mother, Jean Parr of Harrington, WA; one sister, Nancy Ross of Bothell , WA ; and one niece and nephew, Shannon (and Chris) Harvill, Jason (and Becca) Ross, all of Snohomish, WA; and two great nieces and great nephews, Nathan and Ashley Harvill, Marshall and Emmie Ross. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Parr in 1973 and brother-in-law, Jim Ross in 1998. He was a 1961 Harrington High School Graduate, 26 year member of the Teamsters Union and Volunteered at the University of WA Medical Center . Graveside services will be held on Monday, Aug 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington,WA. Mr. Parr will lie in state at the Strate Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug 28, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 8-28-2005)

Parr, Wayne B. 

Funeral services were held Dec 5 for Wayne B. Parr, who died in a Spokane hospital Dec 1, 1978 after an extended illness. Parr was born Oct 29, 1912 in Ritzville, WA.  He attended grade school in Garfield, WA and then moved to Mohler and completed high school at Harrington. He married Grace E. Pitus July 27, 1944 and returned to Mohler to farm until his death. He was a veteran of WW II. He is survived by his wife, Grace; one son, William B. Parr; brothers Leon, Louis and Warren. Interment at Hillcrest. (Dav. Times-14 Dec 1978)

Parsons, Charles Francis (Frank)

Charles Francis Parsons died last week May 7, 1959 at Sacred Heart Hospital. He had undergone surgery. Mr. Parsons was born in 1887 in Illinois. In 1906 he came to the Creston area, and soon homesteaded in the district northwest of Harrington. He left here several years ago and resided in Tyler and then moved to Enterprise, which was his home. Surviving him are his son, Francis Parsons of Harrington; sisters, Mrs. Mary Worby, Creston and Mrs. Grace Pickering, KS; brother Ross Parsons of Davenport. Interment was in Hillcrest beside his father J. W. Parsons. (Citizen-15 May 1959)

Parsons, Francis H. “Tuffy”

Funeral service for lifetime Harrington area resident Francis H. (Tuffy) Parsons will be Sept 1 at Strate Funeral Home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Parsons died Aug 28, 1995. He was born Jan 12, 1917 in Harrington to Charles Frank and Priscilla Jan (Grant) Parsons. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1937. He married Mary Ethel Warwick on June 20, 1938 in Davenport. A cattle rancher, he and his wife moved to the family farm at Lake Creek near Harrington, where they raised their family. He retired in 1979. Mary died on Dec 5, 1988. He is survived by 2 daughters, Patty Tarbert and Peggy Miller; one son, Darrel Parsons. (Dav. Times)

Parsons, J. W.,  d. May 1938

Parsons, Mary Ethel

Mary E. Parsons of Lake Creek died Dec 5, 1988. She was born Apr 18, 1920 in Mohler to Rufus and Virginia (Cofer) Warwick. She graduated from Harrington HS in 1938. She married Francis H. Parsons in Davenport on June 30, 1938. Survivors include, her husband, Francis; 2 daughters, Patty  Tarbert and Peggy Miller; a son Darrel Parsons; 3 sisters, Ruth deVore, Frances Hardy and Wilba Reid; a brother, Bill Warwick. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times)"Mary E Parsons of Lake Creek died Dec 5, 1988. Mrs Parsons was born Apr 18, 1920 in Mohler to Rufus and Virginia (Cofer) Warwick. She attended Harrington schools and graduated from Harrington HS in 1938. She was very active in sports, especially basketball. After graduation, she married Francis H Parsons in Davenport on June 30, 1938. In 1939, they moved to the Lake Creek area near Rocklyn where they resided for 50 years. Survivors include, her husband, Francis, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Bob Tarbert of Davenport and Peggy and Orbille Miller of Rocklyn; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Anna Parsons of Coulee City; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth DeVore, of Davenport, Frances Hardy of Rocklyn, and Wilba Reid of Medical Lake; a brother, Bill Warwick of Bluestem, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held Friday, Dec 9, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Pastor Carolyn Krupke will officiate. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Strate Funeral Home in charge." (Dav. Times: 12-08-1988)

Parsons, Ross

Death has taken Ross Parsons, 80, resident of the Rocklyn area since 1907. He died at Odessa Hospital following an illness of about three weeks. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Ross Parsons was born July 1, 1885 in Fullen Co, IL. He came west in 1905 and homesteaded in 1906 18 miles southwest of Davenport where he had resided ever since. Survivors include two sisters, Grace Pickering and Mary Worbey; one nephew, Rancis Parsons of Davenport; and two nieces. (Dav. Times-20 Jan 1966

Partridge, Goldie, d.9-11-1914, 9 mos

Patterson, George S., --- 5-17-1954

Patterson, Mertie Lee

Mertie Patterson, 45, who died in Spokane as the result of an abscess, the 21st of June, 1928, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Saturday. (Citizen-29 June 1928)

Patty, Ruth, ---2-22-1899 d/o Cal

Peary, Dan, (in 4-22)

Dan Peary, a painter who has made Harrington his home for the past five years, died at his room last Friday night from rupture of long standing, aggravated by drink. So far as known deceased had no relatives. A subscription was taken up to pay his funeral expenses and he was interred in the Harrington cemetery Sunday at 2:30 PM, a number of people attending. Deceased had succeeded “Dad” Patterson, who was exiled this summer for disorderly conduct. The position is again open. Anyone wishing to leave Harrington permanently might do well to apply for the job. (Citizen-21 Sept 1906)

Peavy, Jessie D.        2-07-2002

“Harrington.—Memorial service for Jessie D Peavy, 59, is scheduled today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the Harrington United Methodist Church with Pastor Barbara Caviezel officiating. Mr Peavy, an Odessa resident for the past year, died Feb 2 in Spokane. A member of the Harrington United Methodist Church, he was a lay speaker and witness of his faith. He helped those with personal hardships, and especially enjoyed youth work.  He also hunted, fished, worked on cars and spent time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Peavy.  He leaves his wife, Anita (Judy) Peavy, at the home; two sons, Chris Christensen of Harrington and Eric Christensen in the US Navy; a daughter, Ashley Hall of California; two brothers, Ed Peavy of Greenville, SC, and Timothy Peavy of Bakersfield, CA; four sisters, Gladys Buddell, of Taft, CA, Gloria Hernandez of Tacoma, Glenda Robinson of Spokane and Kimberly Culp of Coeur d’Alene; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strates Funeral Home in Davenport is handling arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 2-07-2002)

Pegram, Carol Elaine 2015

"Carol Elaine Pegram, (age 90). Carol passed peacefully on Oct 16, 2015. She was much loved and will be missed by her family and friends. Carol was born in Odessa, WA on Jan 3, 1925 to Jake and Ilah Hopp. The family moved to Harrington, WA when she was two years old. Carol graduated in 1943 from Harrington High School, and later moved to Spokane where she attended Kinman Business University. She joined PEO, Chapter CQ, on Dec 7, 1946, and remained a devoted member for almost 70 years. Throughout her life, Carol worked as a bookkeeper for automotive and moving/storage companies. She was also proud to work for Athletic Round Table for many years. She was a true fan of the Mariners and Gonzaga Bulldogs, never missing a game. Carol is survived by her niece Janice (Mike) Rozelle; great-niece Tammie (Justin) Ladd; great-nephew Glenn (Teresa) Madden, daughter-in-law Barbara GEib; grandchildren Tory (Amy) Geib and Tamira (Luke) Gonzales; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Hopp, husband Tom Pegram, and sons Paul and Doug Geib. Special thanks for the wonderful care received by intrepid, and at Emilie Court and Hospice House. The family is planning a private celebration of life
gathering. Spokane Cremation & Funeral Service." (Spokesman-Review)

Pershall, Della M.

Adella Margaret (Mrs James) Pershall died in a Spokane nursing home Jan 20, 1964. Mrs. Pershall was 99 last Oct 24. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. M. S. Charlton, early day residents of Harrington. Mrs. Pershall’s husband was a well-known cattleman in this entire area. Mr. Pershall died in 1935. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Estelle Engstrom and granddaughter, Mrs. Chet McAllister (Peggy Cook), Mrs. Pershall is survived by a sister, Mrs. Depre Morgan (Ruth Charlton); daughter Mrs. Effie Nelson, and son Hallie Pershall. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Jan 22, in the family plot beside her husband. (Dav. Times-30 Jan 1964)

Pershall, James Buell  b. April 23, 1852, d. 6-14-1935,

J. B. Pershall, 73, father of Mrs. J. R. Parrish of Odessa, and a veteran of the pioneer cattle ranges of WA, died at his home at Harrington of heart failure. Mr. Pershall homesteaded northwest of Mondovi 51 years ago. He is survived by his widow, at the home; a son Hallie Pershall; and 3 daughters, Mrs. E. O. Nelson, Mrs. Fred L. Johnston and Mrs. J. R. Parrish. Services were held at the Harrington Funeral Home on Monday. (Odessa Record-21 June 1935)  

Peters, Marjorie Armstrong Tanke

“Harrington.—At her request, no services are planned for Marjorie (Tanke) Peters, 90, who died Dec 29, 2007.  Born August 6, 1917, in Harrington to William and Maude (Turner) Armstrong, she graduated in 1935 from Harrington High School She attended WSC (now WSU) for two years.  She married Bob Tanke in October 1937 in Harrington. They moved to the family farm in Mohler where they lived and farmed until his death in 1966, when she moved into Harrington.  She later married Floyd Peters and they continued to live in Harrington until his death in 1998. She lived in Harrington until moving to Serene Meadows a couple of years ago.  She also is preceded in death by two sisters, Rowena Scheyer and Winnie Baker, and a brother, Herbert Armstrong.  She leaves two children, Judy Tanke and Bill Tanke, both of Seattle; a granddaughter, Yvonne Delgado, also of Seattle; a brother, Dean (and Marjorie) Armstrong of Harrington; and the Floyd Peters family, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: undated);

Peterson, Elizabeth, --- d. 1915

Mrs. Lizzie Peterson, well known at Harrington and Bluestem, a resident for 11 years of the latter place, but recently of Spokane, died in Spokane Friday, Jan 8, 1915. She was born at Belterbet, County Carven, Ireland, March 7, 1858 and came to America at the age of 24 years. Her first home in “the land of the free and home of the brave” was at Grand Island, Nebraska, where she first met Mr. Peterson, and where they were united in marriage Sept 3, 1883. To this union were born 6 daughters and 2 sons. Five daughters and a husband survive her. The two sons died in infancy, and one daughter, Rachel, rests in the Harrington cemetery. The surviving daughters are: Mrs. Frank Phillips, Mrs. Ben Murch, Mrs. W. C. Shaw, Miss Alice Peterson, and Miss Wilhelmina Peterson. Her husband, J. .F Peterson, is now at Harrington. Mrs. Peterson had been ailing for 7 years with lung trouble. The remains were laid to rest in the Harrington cemetery beside her daughters. (Citizen-15 Jan 1915)

Peterson, Frederick Jacob   

Frederick J. Peterson, father of Mrs. B. F. Phillips, passed away at the Phillips home in Bluestem, WA, June 13, 1939. He had been ill about a month. Mr. Peterson was born in Luxemburg, Germany, March 15, 1856, and came to America when he was 16 years old. He was a resident of WA for 38 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Community church Thursday. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, where Mr. Peterson’s wife who died in 1915 is buried. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Phillips and Miss Mena Peterson of Bluestem; Mrs. E. W. Black and Mrs. Frank Edmonds, Spokane; and Mrs. Marie Knudson, CA. (Citizen-16 June 1939)

Peterson, Rachel,  9-08-1906

Miss Rachel Elizabeth Peterson, of Bluestem, Wash., was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery last Sunday afternoon, death coming after a number of days of suffering from typhoid fever. Miss Peterson was a young lady of most excellent character just entering womanhood, being about 20 years old. She mad her home with her parents at Bluestem, Mr. Peterson being section foreman at that place. Rev J. B. Snyder held funeral services at the Bluestem church after which a large number of friends accompanied the body and relatives to the cemetery, where Magnolia Rebekah lodge, No. 123, took charge of the ceremonies, Miss Peterson being a member of that order, joining last spring." (Citizen: 9-14-1906)

Peterson, Wilhelmina,  9-30-1971  

Petree, Augusta (Mamie)

(Lincoln Co Auditor death certificate shows that the the female child, Augusta M. Petree, died in February of 1896. The place of death was Lord’s Valley. The father is shown as C. R. Petree, born TN, and the mother is Clara Petree, born Walla Walla. A death return was filed on April 23, 1896 at Sprague.) (According to the obituary of Clara Petree, Augusta was born in Nov of 1895, being 4 weeks at the time of her mother’s death.)

Petree, Clara L.

Clara Petree of Lord’s Valley. Died.—Mrs. Clara Petree, wife of Cal Petree, of Lord’s Valley, Lincoln County, on Tuesday morning, Dec 17, 1895. Mrs. Petree was born Dec 15, 1864, and was married to Mr. Cal Petree Nov 14, 1882, which union was blessed with six children; 2 boys and 4 girls, the eldest 11 years and the youngest a baby of 4 weeks. She came to Lord’s Valley with her husband several years ago, and was among the early settlers of that valley. Her husband was a man of sturdy habits and they succeeded in making for themselves a comfortable home, and it was a happy family circle that death invaded and deprived of a mother’s care. Mrs. Petree died after a five week’s illness. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors who followed her remains to their last resting place to pay a last tribute to the dead. The burial services were read in the home after which the remains were quietly conveyed to the Harrington cemetery. (LCT-27 Dec 1895 and 3 Jan 1896)(The death return filed at Lincoln Co Auditor’s office shows limited information: Mrs. Cal Petree died Dec 17, 1895, age 35, at Lord’s Valley. The cause of death was typhoid fever. No parental information was filed.)

Petree, (Augusta) Mamie (2mos20 dys)

The infant daughter of Cal Petree was buried on Wednesday afternoon. (LCT-25 Feb 1896) (Edit: This infant was survived by her father and two brothers and three sisters. The mother, Clara, died 10 weeks previous, on Dec 17, 1895)

Pfaff, George

George Pfaff, 77, died Wednesday evening while eating his evening meal, sitting on a stool at the lunch counter of the Royal Café. He had recently dislocated the little finger of his right hand. Coming to town he had Dr Wagner set it and while it was recovering in splints, he was staying in town. The Citizen editor conversed with him Tuesday. It was then that George told us about a brother of his who died while standing up. On his person was found a letter from his sister, Mrs. N. Pohl, New Breman, Ohio. A telegram was sent to her and word came back to bury George here. Mr. Pfaff was born in Wapakoneta, Anglaize Co, Ohio, 12 miles from Lima, Nov 10, 1858. He came to WA from Milwaukee, WI in 1888, arriving in Spokane after the big fire. He had worked in the Coeur d” Alenes; was night watchman on the Steamboat Georgia Oakes. He finally filed on a homestead 12 miles northwest of Harrington and has since resided in that location… He is survived by 2 sisters, one in St Paul and Mrs. Pohl in Ohio; and a nephew in Great Falls, MT. Services will be held at the Evangelical church Saturday with Rev Charles Whelchel officiating. (Citizen-Jan 1936) George Pfaff, 77, Harrington, who died there Wednesday night, was born in Ohio and moved to Spokane soon after the big fire of 1889. He worked in the Coeur d’Alene’s and was night watchman on the steamboat Georgia Oakes on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho. He homesteaded 12 miles northwest of Harrington. Funeral services were held from the Evangelical Church Saturday. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Two sisters at St Paul and Ohio survive him.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1936)

Phillips, Andrew Jackson

 A. J. Phillips, of Mohler, who had been ill at his home four months, passed away Feb 18, 1939. Andrew Jackson Phillips was born in Megg County, TN, Dec 10, 1854. He married Sarah Good in 1876 and to this union were born six sons and one daughter. One son passed away in the East at the age of about 12 years. The family came to WA in 1900 and Mr. Phillips farmed on the Luther turner farm for 2 years after which he moved to Mohler where he worked at the carpenter trade. Mrs. Phillips passed away in 1925 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Phillips united with the Presbyterian church in early life and transferred his membership to the Mohler Methodist church, from which his funeral services were conducted. Surviving Mr. Phillips are five sons and one daughter: John K. of Fresno; William E. of Harrington; George F. of Neppel; Jacob J. and Thomas A. of Mohler; Mrs. John F. Keeran (Mary) of Ferndale, WA; 13 grandchildren; and 6 great grand-children. (Citizen-29 Feb 1939)

Phillips, Anna J. (Peterson)

Last rites for Mrs. Frank Phillips were Dec 11. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery where her parents, and a sister, Sarah, are buried. Anna Peterson was born 70 years ago at Cheyenne, Wyoming, she came to Bluestem with her parents in 1903. Dec 21, 1912 she was married to Frank Phillips and the couple lived on their Bluestem farm until about 10 years ago when they moved to Spokane. Mrs. Phillips suffered a heart attack earlier in the year and last week Wednesday a sudden heart spell snuffed out her life (Dec 8, 1954). Surviving Mrs. Phillips are her widower, Frank; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Koller; son Brant; 4 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Black, Mrs. frank Edmunds, Miss Mina Peterson and Mrs. Marie Knutson. (Citizen-17 Dec 1954)

Phillips, baby ---

Phillips, Benjamin Franklin “Frank”

Benjamin Franklin Phillips passed away in Spokane July 12, 1964. He was born at Lowell, Arkansas on Dec 12, 1870, the 3rd of 9 children born to Ben and Eliza Phillips. In 1901 he came to Bluestem to farm. In 1911 he married Miss Anna Peterson, and they had 3 children, one of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his daughter Virginia (Mrs. Ernest Koeller); a son, Brant; a brother, Charles Phillips of Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest beside his wife who preceded him in death about 7 years ago. (Dav. Times-23 July 1964)

Phillips, Bryan

Bryan L. Phillips died Monday (Apr 13, 1959) in Sacred Heart hospital where he underwent surgery . He was injured while at work with the county rock crusher, Apr 6, and primary cause of his death was from a blood clot. Bryan was born May 19, 1897 in Arkansas and came west with his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. Jack Phillips in 1905. His survivors include two aunts, Mrs. Belle Chilton and Mrs. Debbie Gilstrap, and two uncles, C. B. Phillips and Frank Phillips. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-17 April 1959)

Phillips, Charley B.

Funeral services for Charles B. Phillips, 91, were held Saturday. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Phillips died suddenly at his home Tuesday afternoon (Oct 7, 1969). He was born July 5, 1878 in Lowell, Arkansas, where he married Lucinda Anderson in 1908. He had been to WA in 1906 and returned to Arkansas. In 1916 he bought his present home one mile east of Harrington. Mrs. Phillips died in 1967. He is survived by one son, Emmett A Phillips, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Colbert. (Dav. Times-16 Oct 1969)

Phillips, Donald Webster

Donald Webster Phillips, son of Charlie and Lucinda Phillips, was born Nov 26, 1918 at Harrington, WA, and died at his home Sept 30, 1922, following a sickness of several weeks. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, one brother and one sister. The funeral service was conducted from the Baptist church. (Citizen-6 Oct 1922)

Phillips, Dorothy Mae

Funeral services were held Aug 16, 1988 for Dorothy Phillips of Harrington. Mrs. Phillips died Friday, Aug 12, 1988 in Davenport. She was born Oct 3, 1909 in Sherman, an area north of Creston, to Robert Walter Houston and the former Eliza Virginia Scott. She was the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Wilbur HS, then attended Cheney Normal School. She taught grade school for one year in the town of Mold, for two years at Marlin and then in 1937 came to Harrington where she taught two years. Here she met Emmett Phillips, the town postmaster, whom she married Aug 23, 1938 in Pasco. She is survived by her son, Donald; her sister, Vera McKay. She was preceded in death by her husband Emmett on May 11, 1982. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times)

Phillips, Emmett A ---d. May 11, 1982

“Long-time Harrington area farmer Emmett A Phillips died Tuesday, May 11, at Lincoln Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at the Harrington Community Congregational Church and interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington.  Phillips was born in Bluestem on April 17, 1910. He lived and farmed in the area until he became ill in 1979 when he quit farming. He was a member of the Bluestem Grange, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, Masonic Lodge, Sage Shriner’s Club, El Katif, and was a charter member of Lions Club and member of Community Congregational Church and was a Harrington postmaster. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, one son, Donald N Phillips, Harrington; one sister, Elizabeth Colbert, Spokane; grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.” ( Davenport Times: 5-13-1982)

  Phillips, George D.

George D. Phillips, father of Mrs. Frank Gateley, and a pioneer of this district, passed away Thursday of last week at Sacred Heart hospital where he was taken from a nursing home when he fractured his right hip May 19. He developed pneumonia during his hospitalization. Born in Southhold, Long Island, Apr 19, 1858, he moved with his parents to MN when he was a young man and in about 1889 to Milan near Spokane. In 1899 with his wife and children he came to Bluestem where he purchased the Moscow Hotel, the lumber yard and butcher shop. In 1904 Mr. Phillips bought the Rose farm on Crab Creek, now owned by the Cobbs. In 1925 he went to Enumclaw, residing there until about 4 years ago when his wife came here for nursing care. Mrs. Phillips died last August. He was a member of the Baptist church from young manhood. Survivors include his children, Mrs. Ruth Gately, Mrs. Mason Long (Lulu), Edwin Phillips, Hugh Phillips and Wells Phillips. Burial was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-21 June 1946)

Phillips, Jack Mason

Jack Phillips died Thursday (Feb 26, 1941) following a stroke of apoplexy. Jack Mason Phillips was born Feb 14, 1867 at LaGrande, OR and moved when an infant to MT with his parents. When he was 3 years the family moved to Arkansas. Mr. Phillips was united in marriage to Sarah Cowan, Feb 2, 1896 at White River, Arkansas. One son was born to this union. They moved to Bluestem in 1905 and built a home. In 1909 he began farming until 1928. He is survived by his widow, one son, Bryan; 2 brothers, Charles B of Harrington and B Frank of Bluestem; 2 sisters, Mrs. Belle Chilton of Davenport and Mrs. C. W. Gilstrap of Bluestem. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-7 Mar 1941)

Phillips, Jacob

Jake Phillips died in Spokane Sept 27, 1960. He had resided in the Mohler area for many years. Jacob Jefferson Phillips was born Dec 10, 1884 at Georgetown, TN, the 4th in a family of 6 boys and one girl, to Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Phillips. Jake came west with his parents in 1900. His parents, sister Mary (Mrs. John Keeran), four brothers (John, Elbert, George and Oscar) have preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother, Thomas  A. Phillips of Mohler. (Citizen-6 Oct 1960)

Phillips, Lucinda

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Harrington for Lucinda Phillips, 87, resident of the area since 1908, who died March 4, 1967 at a convalescent home. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born Apr 11, 1879, at Lowell, Arkansas and was raised in that community. She was married Dec 31, 1908 at Lowell to Charles Phillips and they moved that year to a farm in the Bluestem area. In 1916 the Phillips moved to a farm east of Harrington, where they have since resided. Survivors include her husband, Charles; one son, Emmett; one daughter, Elizabeth Colbert. (Dav. Times-9 Mar 1967)

Phillips, Rebecca

Stricken with paralysis seven weeks ago Miss Rebecca Phillips gradually failed until last Monday when she passed away. Miss Phillips was born in Benton County, Arkansas in 1837, and would have been eighty years old the sixth of next April. She came to Washington by wagon in 1884 with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. George Long, and they settled at Bluestem. She leaves a brother Seborn Phillips, at Pullman, WA, and 3 sisters: Mrs. George Long, Miss Mandy Phillips of Bluestem, and Mrs. Susan Kendrick, of North Powder, OR.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews of whom those residing near Harrington are: Mrs. Abe Shaw, Bluestem; Lee Long and Mrs. Tom Talkington, of Harrington; and Mason Long, of Rocklyn; Jack and Frank Phillips of Bluestem; Chas Phillips of Harrington; Mrs. Gilstrap, and Mrs. Canfield, of Bluestem; and Mrs. Chilton and J. B. Phillips of davenport. The funeral was held in the Baptist church Tuesday of this week, the Rev Mr. Lake preaching the service. (Citizen-16 Feb 1917)

Phillips, Sarah Ann (Good)

Sarah Ann Good was born in Bradley Co, TN, Oct 13, 1854. She was united in marriage with A. J. Phillips, Aug 20, 1877. To this union were born 7 children, six of whom are still living. The family came to this state in Oct 1900 and have made this their home ever since, in and around Mohler, where she departed this life Aug 1, 1925.  Rev E. C. Scott conducted the funeral at the Baptist church and interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, A. J. Phillips; one brother, John Good of Chattanooga, TN; one sister, Mrs. T. J. Killian of Neppel, WA; 5 sons, one daughter, and 13 grandchildren. (Citizen-7 Aug 1925)

Phillips, Sarah E. (Cowan) 1954

Mrs. Jack M. Phillips died Sunday at the Davenport Clinic where she had been taken by her son Bryan when she was seized with a heart spell. Sarah Cowan was born July 29, 1871 in Des Moines, Iowa. With her parents she moved to Arkansas. Here she met and married Jack Phillips, and their son, Bryan, was born in Arkansas. The family moved to WA in 1905 and settled on a farm near bluestem. When they left the farm they bought a house in Bluestem. Burial was in Hillcrest. Surviving Mrs. Phillips besides her son Bryan, are a sister and a brother, Mrs. Rose Jones and Dempsey Cowan, both of Lowell, Arkansas. (Citizen-19 Nov 1954)

Phillips, Susan Hutchinson

Mr.s George D. Phillips, died at a Spokane hospital Saturday (Aug 18, 1945) following 3 years of complete confinement in bed. Born Nov 25, 1860 in Georgetown, MN, Susan Hutchinson was there married to George D. Phillips 61 years ago. In 1889 the family came to WA, and in 1898 moved to Bluestem district where they resided until 1925 when they moved to Enumclaw. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Phillips are her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank Gateley (Ruth) and Mrs. Mason Long (Lulu); 3 sons, Wells, Hugh and Edwin; a brother, James Hutchinson in Seattle and a brother in Canada; 3 sisters live in the east. (Citizen-24 Aug 1945)

Phillips, Thomas A .

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Apr 27, 1967 for Thomas A. Phillips, resident of the Mohler area for 65 years, who died Sunday, Apr 23, 1967. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born March 6, 1890, at Georgetown, TN, and remained a bachelor for life. A veteran of WW I, he was a member of the American Legion. (Dav. Times-27 Apr 1967)

*Pickell, Belinda

The ashes of Mrs. Belinda Pickell, pioneer of Harrington, were deposited by the side of her husband in Hillcrest Cemetery, Thursday of this week. Mrs. Pickell who survived her husband 9 years, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Alex McClellan, Seattle on March 10, 1935, and pursuant to her wish was cremated. Death came after much suffering, bed-ridden much of the past two years. (10 May 1935)

Pickell, John

After an illness lasting several weeks John Pickle, 79, one of the early pioneers of Harrington passed to the Great Beyond. Mr. Pickle was born in Belfont, PA in July 1847. At age nine he moved to IL with his parents and remained for 26 years. Then he moved to Lowell, Iowa and later married Miss Belinda Smith. Five children were born to this union, 3 daughters surviving: Mrs. J. A. Robasse, Mrs. Innice McClellan and Mrs. Miller. Mr. & Mrs. Pickle moved to Harrington in 1890. Mr. Pickle was not a member of any church but he helped build all of them here. Burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-10 Dec 1926)

Pickell, Joseph

The first death to occur in the hospital was Joe Pickle who died at 3 PM Tuesday after an illness of about a week, most of which time he was cared for in his own home. But a few days ago and he was well and strong and active in helping nurse those who were sick. While working with others it is likely that he contracted the disease which cost him his life. Deceased was 36 years and was born in Lowell, Iowa. The family moved here about 28 years ago. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Pickle, and 3 sisters, Mrs. J. A. Robasse, Mrs. A. McClellan and Mrs. Edna Miller. He has one sister dead. Burial occurred in the Harrington cemetery Friday. (Citizen-1 Nov 1918)

Platter, Carrie

Miss Carrie Platter, 71, died at her home on the farm southeast of Harrington, Friday following a six week illness. Her niece, Lucy Carter, nursed her. Miss Platter and her bachelor brother, Charles Newton Platter, who died in 1933, farmed together for many years. Born in Joplin, MO, she came to WA in 1889. She taught school in rural districts. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery beside her brother. (Citizen-19 Feb 1943)

Platter, Charles Newton 

Charles N. Platter was born Nov 22, 1859 in KS. He married Miss Fannie Brown, in MO, in 1885. To this union there was born one child, a son, who died in infancy. The mother died about two years after the marriage. Mr. Platter came west over the Northern Pacific to Sprague, WA in 1889 and homesteaded. At first he and his sister, Miss Carrie Platter, were in partnership with another brother, Perry Platter, but after Perry married, he quit farming. About two years ago he suffered a severe heart attack. Monday he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and he died Wednesday. The funeral was held Friday at the Community Congregational church and like many another pioneer, Charlie Platter has joined the constantly increasing population of Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-1 Sept 1933)

Platter, Joseph d. 4-16-1940

“Joe Platter. Died: 16 April 1940, age 74, Greenacres, Spokane Co, WA. Father: David P Platter. Mother: Martha Bunn. Spouse: Ida May Platter. Batch id # 506591.” (WA State Death Records)

Porter, Charles E.,  …d. 1957

Charles E. Porter, whose funeral services were held last week Tuesday in Odessa, came to Harrington with his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. Edward Porter, when he was 18 months old. He was born at Charlotte, MI, April 2, 1884. In 1905 he married Susan Faucett in Spokane. The couple farmed in the Harrington-Edwall area until 1908 when they moved to a ranch on Sylvan Lake. Here they resided until Dec 1956 when they moved to Odessa. Mr. Porter died Feb 8, 1957 in Odessa Memorial hospital. Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery beside his parents. Surviving Mr. Porter are his wife, Susan; sons, Robert L., Glenn S., and Kenneth D. Porter. (Citizen-22 Feb 1957)

Porter, Chas Earl, …d. Nov 19, 1925

Charles Earl Porter, 17, who died of pneumonia in Odessa Nov 19, 1925, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Sunday before last, J. E. Turner being in charge. (Citizen-4 Dec 1925) "Charles Earl Porter, the 17 year old high school Sophomore, who died at the home of his parents, Thursday, Nov 19th, was buried from the English Congregational church Sunday afternoon. Boy Scouts of the Odessa troop of which Earl was a member acted as pallbearers. The body was taken to Harrington and interred in the family plot there." (Odessa Record: 11-27-1925)

Porter, Edward, ---owner in 6-17

Edward Porter, a former resident of Davenport, died Oct 21, 1917, at Los Angeles, of pneumonia. The deceased was 74 years of age at the time of his death. The body was shipped to Harrington in charge of Charley Porter, son of the deceased, arriving Friday night. The body was taken to the Turner Undertaking parlors from which place brief burial services were held the following day. Burial occurred in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-9 Nov 1917)

The obit of Charles puts Mr. & Mrs. Ed Porter in this cemetery. The register shows Ella Ann Porter (1821-1903) next to Edward Porter. Ella’s husband in the obit is called Alpheus, and he died in 1881 before the family came to this area. Ella and Alpheus were the parents of Ed.

Porter, Electa

Mrs. Electa A. Porter died April 12 at the Deaconess hospital following an operation. Mrs. Porter was a pioneer of Harrington having come here 30 years ago. She was born in Kent Co, MI in 1854, was married to Granger M. Porter in 1877 and settled near Harrington in 1887. Three children were born to them: Walter B. Porter of Harrington, Mrs. Agnes Lawrence (who died and was buried at Harrington), and Mrs. Sylvia Peebles, of Spokane. Deceased is also survived by her husband. Mrs. Porter was a member of the Baptist church. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-13 Apr 1917)

Porter, Eliza Ann

Mrs. Eliza Ann Porter, the mother of G. N. Porter of this place, died at the residence of her son, Ed Porter, ten miles south of town last Sunday afternoon, and was buried Tuesday in the Harrington Cemetery. A large number of friends attended the funeral exercises at the home of Mr. Ed Porter. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev J. B. Spight, pastor of the Baptist Church. Mrs.Porter was born in Cattaraugus Co, NY in 1821, and was married to Alpheus Porter in 1839. In 1845 they removed to Michigan, settling in Eaton County. She was the mother of seven children of whom 4 are living now. Her husband died in 1881 and in 1896 she came to the state of Washington to be with her sons. At an early age she became an earnest Christian and united with the ME church of which she was a member at the time of her death. Through the work and cares of pioneer life and the raising of a large family she was kept from leading an active Christian life, still she had always “that faith that faileth not.” She has left as a heritage to her posterity, the priceless treasure a good name. (Citizen Sept 11, 1903)

Porter, Grange Melvin

Grange Melvin Porter died at the home of his daughter Sylvia, Mrs. L. G. Peebles, Spokane, on Jan 30, 1934. Death was due to chronic myocarditis. Mr. Porter had reached 82 years 10 months and 20 days. He retired from farming at Harrington about 1904, yet they resided in town. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1918. Besides his one daughter, he is survived by one son, Walter of Spokane; a nephew Charles Porter of Odessa and 2 brothers, A. J. of CA and George of MI. Interment was in Hillcrest beside his wife. (Citizen-2 Feb 1934)

Porter, Susan (Faucett), d. 12-14-1967

“Susan L Porter.—Her home, Odessa, Wash.  Survived by 3 sons, Robert L Porter, Downing, CA; Glenn S Porter, Spokane; Kenneth W Porter, Odessa, WA. Eight grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frances Haynes, Norco, CA; 2 half-brothers. Funeral services Monday, Dec 18 at 1 p.m. from the English Congregational Church in Odessa, Rev John B. Birchard officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-18-1967)

Porter, Walter ---

Walter Porter was born Sept 16, 1879 at Charlotte, MI, and when he was about 7 years old he came west to WA with his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. Grange Porter. The Porters homesteaded a farm 10 miles south of town. He passed away last week Tuesday after being confined to Edgecliff sanatorium for 3 years. Funeral services were conducted May 2, 1940. Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery where his parents are buried. Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the services were, besides his sister, Mrs. L. G. Pebles, her husband and family, Mr. & Mrs. George Swank, Mrs. Eva Cowie, Mrs. Joe Sykes, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Porter & sons, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Carrie Melcher, Arthur Baldwin, Chas Fish Sr. and Chas Fish Jr.. (Citizen-10 May 1940)

Potts, John Leslie

Funeral services were held yesterday at Zion Lutheran Church for Les Potts, who died Saturday. Potts, born John Leslie Potts in 1911 at Lamont, was buried in Harrington. He is survived by his wife, Marie, at the home; a daughter, Bonnie Talkington; a son, Patrick Potts; 3 sisters, Mrs. Howard Sanders, Mrs. Jack Dolan, Mrs. Elbert Reitmeier; and 3 brothers, William, Thomas and Homer. (Dav. Times)

Potts, John Michael, d.1-08-67

Potts, Zina, d.4-03-1914; d/o Guy

Pramer, Mrs. W. E.

Mrs. W. E Pramer, wife of the head miller at the Harrington mill, died at Edgecliff last Sunday of tuberculosis. Deceased had been ill for some time. The funeral services were held at the residence in Harrington Wednesday, Rev Pringle officiating. Burial took place in the Harrington Cemetery. Deceased leaves a husband, one son, a father and 2 brothers. (Citizen-2 July 1920)

Pratt, Jeanette (McCallum)

Jeanette McCallum was born in Ontario, Canada, Nov 26, 1843 and was married to Wm Pratt in 1866, and soon after, they emigrated to Shakopee, MN. The family resided there 35 years. For the past 8 years they lived here in Harrington where on Friday last Mrs. Pratt quietly passed away. Grandma leaves behind her a devoted husband, 3 sons, John L., Mac L. and William B., an adopted daughter, Mrs. Geo Wheeldon, a sister and 3 brothers. Mrs. Pratt joined the Methodist church more than 54 years ago… (Citizen-5 May 1911)

Pratt, Malcolm L. (Max)

M. L. Pratt, 63, who was found dead in his bed on his Pine creek homestead, or mining claims, near Kellogg, ID, Thursday morning, Nov 12, 1931, was brought to the Harrington Funeral Home by his brother, W. B. Pratt and was interred in the Harrington cemetery in the Pratt family lot, beside his father and mother. The funeral was held from the Evangelical church. “Max” Pratt was born in Chippewa Co, MN, Aug 7, 1868. He was a pioneer of Harrington where he conducted Uncle Fud’s Place for a number of years about 1907. He is survived by 2 brothers and an adopted sister. His brother W. B. Pratt of Bremerton was here and made the funeral arrangements. (Citizen-20 Nov 1931)

Pratt, William

The funeral of William Pratt, age 78, was held Tuesday of this week. Deceased was buried in the Harrington Cemetery, being laid to rest by the side of his wife who died 11 years ago. Deceased was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to MN 55 years ago. The family came to WA in 1902 and settled in Harrington, and engaged in various forms of business here as long as his health permitted. At various times he was engaged in the hotel, restaurant and rooming house enterprises. Deceased is survived by 3 sons and an adopted daughter: W. B. Pratt of Bremerton; M. L. Pratt of Kellogg; and J. L. Pratt of Emmett, ID; and Mrs. George Wheeldon of Harrington. (Citizen-5 Jan 1923)(Wm Pratt died at the sanitarium at Medical Lake early Thursday morning, Dec 28th, 1922)

Purcell, William J.

(Funeral Program in Memory of William J. Purcell, Jr. Born June 4, 1911 in Spokane, WA. Passed away March 23, 1979 at Longview, WA. Funeral services March 25, 1979 at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Concluding services and Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA.)

Purcell, Zelma Graham (Blk 3 Lot 1)

“Zelma Graham Purcell. Burial of Ashes: Oct 25, 2008 in space with William Purcell, husband.” ( Harrington City Hall records)




Quinn, James

The body of James Quinn, who was murdered at Irby last Friday, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Monday of this week. The burial was at the county expense as the man had no relatives. The circumstances of the killing are unknown. Friday night late a bunk house at Irby burned and the next morning the body of what is supposed to be James Quinn was found in the charred ruins. The fire had been put out before the structure was entirely consumed and the blankets about the man enabled the Odessa physician to clearly prove that the man had been killed. He had been stabbed in the heart, wounds being both in the chest and in the back. It is thought that the murderer sought to cover up the crime by setting fire to the bunk house. Quinn has been working for the Webb Construction Co and had come from Montana four days previously.  (Citizen-4 Dec 1925)  




Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington

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