Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...T 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach





Talkington, Amanda Belle (Long)

Mrs. Belle Talkington died Saturday (July 24, 1954) in Sacred Heart hospital. She was stricken with a severe heart attack. Amanda Belle Long was born Jan 18, 1876 in Sebastian Co, Arkansas, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geo W. Long. When she was 8 years old, her parents came west by covered wagon. The family included, besides the parents, 5 children: Lottie (later Mrs. Ab Shaw), Ella, Belle, Lee and Mason. Two teams of horses furnished transportation . The family was delayed 3 months at Soda Springs, ID, when Mr. Long developed “mountain fever”. More troubles beset them when a span of horses died. There was no money left in the family coffer, and an Idahoan sold Mr. Long a team of mules to be paid for when he had recovered financially. The Longs homesteaded in Bluestem. Belle Long attended the Lower Lords Valley school. On Christmas Day, 1894, Belle was married to Thomas E. Talkington. After his death, Aug 18, 1919, Mrs. Talkington moved to town. Mrs. Talkington was a member of the former Baptist church, the Magnolia Rebekah lodge and Harrington Woman’s Club. Surviving Mrs. Talkington are her children: Wayne, Lloyd (Shorty), Mrs. George Morgan (Opal), Delbert, Mrs. Harold Burke (Lois), Roy, Mrs. Wallace Phillips (Doris), Mrs. Donald Coombs (Evelyn), and Norman (Buster); and one brother, Mason Long. Interment was in Hillcrest beside her husband. (Citizen-30 July 1954)

Talkington, Donna Rae 2013

“Services for Donna Rae (Bennett) Talkington, 74, took place Monday, June 3, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, with Father Pat MacMahon officiating. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. She died May 28 in Davenport. She was born May 31, 1938, in Reardan to Don and Carol Brink. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Ruth and Les Bennett of Davenport. She would call them ‘mom and dad’ for the rest of her life. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1956 and was involved in cheerleading—her most enjoyable memories of high school. ‘Go Gorillas!’ After high school she married George Talkington in 1958 and had three children. They lived in San Diego, CA, until his discharge from the Navy and return to Harrington to start farming. Divorced in 1979, she went to work at the local café as a waitress; 13 years later, she hung up her apron. She enjoyed dancing, singing and making sure everyone got a hug, a firm handshake and smile every day. Family members recall how the simple things in life were very important to her—a cloud in the sky, a rainbow or just the animals in the yard were things she could talk about with much enjoyment. She loved her family and grandkids more than anything else. Besides her parents, a son, Patrick Talkington, and brother-in-law, Jerry Compton, preceded her in death. She leaves two sons, Chris (his wife Jane and children Leigh and Justyne) of Harrington, and Troy (wife Cathy and children Gunner, Shalene and Alyssa) of Battle Ground, WA; two sisters, Dixie (Gary) Guhlke of Davenport, and Ruthie Compton of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 6-06-2013)

Talkington, Gene

“Gene Talkington.—Passed away July 28, 2006 in Davenport, WA, his home Harrington, WA. He is survived by his wife Colleen Talkington at the home in Harrington, WA. Six children: Robyn (and Gordon) Hagedorn of Healdsburg, CA, Amanda (and Pau l) Fields of Tulsa, OK, Matthew Talkington of Fresno, CA, Mason Talkington of Spokane, WA, Nicky and Liam Talkington, both of Harrington, WA along with three granddaughters; one brother Steve of Bellevue, WA; and sister, Marilyn Schmaljohn of Boise, ID; along with numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Norman and Helyn (Turner) Talkington. He was a graduate of Harrington High School and Big Bend Community College and he attended WSU. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a farmer in the Harrington area for several years. He loved his Native American culture and history, Powwow dancing, the study of archeology and loved his family and children and was a dedicated father. A Private Family Service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA.  Strate Funeral Home, Davenport,WA, in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit)

Talkington, Grace O. (Plumlee)

Mrs. Grace O. Talkington, wife of Walter L. Talkington, died March 5, 1913 at her home in Harrington. Grace O. Plumlee was born in MO on Dec 17, 1878, was united in marriage with W. L. Talkington Oct 29, 1902, and to this union were born two children, Edith, 8, and Ruth, 6. She also leaves one brother, W. R. Plumlee of Harrington, 2 sisters, Mrs. Leigh Hume of Ellensburg, Miss Lou Plumlee, and a father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. Wm Plumlee of North Yakima. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-7 Mar 1913)

Talkington, inf d/o A. J.

Died—On Thursday morning (Dec 25, 1902) the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Talkington.

Talkington, Joseph

Joseph Talkington was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery Saturday. About 25 rigs accompanied the remains from Lord’s Valley to the Evangelical church. Briefly told, Mr. Talkington’s life was as follows: Born in Washington Co, Arkansas, Aug 22, 1831, where he lived until going to CA in 1854. In 1860 he returned to Arkansas, just in time to lose all that he possessed in the Civil War. He married Miss Rebekah Kirk, Feb 14, 1861. To them 8 children were born, two of which died in infancy, the other six all living in and near Harrington, being, T. E., J. A., W. E., and W. L. Talkington; Mrs. G. A. Bumpass and Mrs. Eli Goodwin. Deceased came to WA in the fall of 1889 and has since made his home in Lord’s Valley. Died April 28, 1905, of heart failure, after two days’ illness. (Citizen-5 May 1905)

Talkington, Lloyd W.

Lloyd W. Talkington (Shortie), 63, died early Sunday morning at Rochester, MN, where he was a patient at Mayo Clinic. Shorty Talkington was born and reared at Harrington, son of Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Talkington, pioneers of the community. He served with the army in WWI. He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Talkington of Davenport; brothers, Wayne, Spokane, Delbert, Pomeroy and Roy, Harrington; and sisters, Mrs. Harold Burke (Lois), Harrington; Mrs. George Morgan (Opal) and Mrs. Wallace Phillips, both of Seattle. He was a member of Laurel Lodge No 119, which order had charge of the graveside services. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-14 Oct 1960)

Talkington, Lloyd,- infant of J. A.

The following item is from the Harrington Citizen, and the many friends of Mr. Talkington in this vicinity will extend to him and his lady their sincere sympathy: One of the twins sons of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Talkington of Moscow, aged about two months, died last Friday of cholera infantum. The remains were laid to rest in the Harrington cemetery Saturday. (LCT-31 Aug 1900)

Talkington, N. E., (baby) ---

Talkington, Norman E.  “Buster”

Death came to Norman E. “Buster” Talkington Sept 2, 1960 at Deaconess hospital. He was ill many months in his courageous fight against cancer of the throat. Norman Talkington was born Nov 28, 1911, youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Talkington (Belle Long), east of town. Oct 11, 1936 he married Miss Helyn Turner, daughter of H. C. Turner. That fall they moved to the country where they farmed. Surviving him are his wife, Helyn; sons, Gene and Steven; and daughter, Marilyn; 4 brothers, Wayne, Delbert, Roy and Lloyd; and sisters, Mrs. Harold Burke (Lois), Mrs. Wallace Phillips (Doris) and Mrs. George Morgan (Opal). Laurel Lodge conducted the committal services at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-8 Sept 1960)

Talkington, Patrick

Patrick (Pat) Talkington (21)—Passed away June 1, 1986 near Davenport, WA. His home, Harrington, WA. Survived by his parents, George and Donna Talkington, Harrington; two brothers, Chris and Troy Talkington, both of Harrington; Grandmother, Cecilia Talkington, Harrington, WA; Grand-parents, Les and Irene Bennett, Davenport, WA; 5 uncles and aunts. 1984 graduate of Harrington High School. Funeral services June 4, 1986 at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Talkington, Rebecca Anne (Kirk)

Mrs. Rebecca Anne Talkington, 87, died Monday of old age at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Bumpass, of Genessee, ID. The funeral was held Wednesday at Harrington. Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. Grandma Talkington was born in Anderson Co, TN, Nov 9, 1838. She lost her mother in early life and was taken as an orphan by Joe Yadon’s grandfather, Thomas Yadon. The family soon moved to MO and later to Arkansas and at age 22 she married Joseph Talkington. To this union 8 children were born, two dying in infancy. Three children survive her—J. A. Talkington; Mrs. G. A. Bumpass; and Walter L. Talkington. The family came to Washington Territory in 1889 settling near Bluestem and has lived in this vicinity ever since… (Citizen-16 July 1926)

Talkington, Robert,--d.12-25-1902 (12 mos s/o J. A. & S. V.)

Talkington, Roy E.

Funeral services for Roy E. Talkington were held Tuesday May 19, with Father Anton Flour officiating. Mr. Talkington, son of pioneer parents Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Talkington passed away May 16, 1970. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1924. In CA he met and married Cecelia Arthur. He returned to Harrington and farming in 1937. He is survived by his wife Cecelia; 4 sons, Tom, George, Jim and Bill; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lois Burke and Mrs. Doris Phillips; 2 brothers, Delbert P. and Wayne L. Talkington. Cremation followed the funeral services. (Dav. Times-21 May 1970)

Talkington, Thomas Edward

On Monday morning Thomas Edward Talkington suffered a stroke of apoplexy while at his home near Harrington, the suddenness of his death coming as a great shock. The funeral was held at the Baptist church under the auspices of the Elk lodge. Deceased was born Jan 9, 1864 near Greenwood, Arkansas, of English ancestry. He was one of 6 children. In July 1888 he went to WA, first to Davenport, then Wilbur. In 1894 he was married to Miss Belle Long. The young couple started in a one-room cabin in Lord’s Valley. A family of nine children blessed their marriage, all of whom survive: Wayne, Lloyd, Opal, Delbert, Lois, Roy, Doris, Evelyn and Norman. His father and mother followed him to WA a year after his arrival and the other children. He is also survived by his mother, and brothers (Albert, William and Walter) and sisters (Mrs. Bumpass and Mrs. Eli Goodwin). Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-22 Aug 1919)

Talkington, Wayne L., ---d. 7-15-1977

Talkington, W. E., (baby) ---

Tanke, Christine (Harms)

A passenger in a car driven by her husband en route to Spokane from Priest Lake, Mrs. Wm Tanke of Spokane was fatally injured Nov 8, 1966 near Newport. Christine Harms was born on Sept 21, 1882 at Homburg, MN, the oldest of 12 children. She moved to Spokane with her parents in 1903 and was married to William Tanke in 1904. A year later they started farming in the Downs area and in the fall of 1937 retired to Spokane. Of their five children, two sons preceded her in death, Willard at the age of 7, and Robert, this past June. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Carl and Walter, and daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bisterfeldt; 3 sisters, Mrs. Louise Leininger, Mrs. Emma Schleef and Mrs. Sophie Roeders; 3 brothers, Walter Harms, Ted Harms and Gilbert Harms. Funeral services were held in Spokane. Interment was at the Harrington Cemetery. (Dav. Times-17 Nov 1966)

Tanke, Elsa I. (Roth)

Memorial services for Elsa I. Tanke of Mohler were held July 13 in Odessa, following graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. Mrs. Tanke, 75, died July 9, 1992. She was born and raised in Marlin, the daughter of Adam and Lydia Roth. In 1937 she married Walter Tanke and they made their home on the family farm near Mohler. Mrs. Tanke was a member of the Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Odessa. She was a past member of the Lamona and Mohler women’s clubs. Walter Tanke died in 1986. Mrs. Tanke was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Roth. She is survived by 2 sons, Darrel and Glen, one daughter, Lorna Williams of Olympia; one brother, Delbert Roth of OR; 3 sisters, Martha Henkelman, Ruby Henkelman and Loreta Strauss… (Davenport Times)

Tanke, Robert W. (Bob)

Death came to Robert Tanke last week Wednesday in Davenport. Bob had been afflicted with Leukemia for ten years. Robert W. (Bob), son of Mr. & Mrs. William Tanke, was born at Harrington, Aug 27, 1917. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1935. Oct 2, 1937, Bob and Miss Marjorie Armstrong were married. Surviving Bob besides his wife Marjorie are a daughter Judy; son William; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. William Tanke; sister, Dorothy Bisterfeldt; brothers, Carl and Walter. Last rites were held at Zion Emanuel Lutheran church at Odessa . Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times-30 June 1966)

Tanke, Walter Henry

Funeral services for Walter Henry Tanke, 77, of Mohler took place at the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa on Jan 18. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. He died in a car-train accident Jan 16 at Downs, WA. He was born near Downs, WA on Nov 9, 1907, the son of William and Christine Tanke. On Jan 1, 1937, Walt married Elsa Roth. To this union 3 children were born. Survivors include his wife, Elsa, at the home; one daughter, Lorna Williams; 2 sons, Darrel Tanke and Glen Tanke; one brother, Carl Tanke of CA; and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Tanke Peters of Harrington; and a brother-in-law, Ray Bisterseldt of Newman Lake, WA… (Davenport Times-23 Jan 1986)

Tanke, William.--8-20-1971 Spokane Daily Chronicle,-Passed away August 22 in Spokane. His home S 151 Spruce St. The Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is announcing funeral arrangements.
Tanke, William.--His home, S 151 Spruce St.  Father of Mrs. Ray Bisterfeldt (Dorothy), Spokane; Walter Tanke, Mohler, WA; Carl Tanke, Selma, CA; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother of Mrs. Sophie Meyer, Arlington, MN; Mrs. Anna Panning, Hamburg, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, North Pacific Grain Growers Assoc., past president of the Harrington United Grain Growers; a resident of Spokane for 68 years. Funeral services Wed Aug 25, 1 pm, from the Redeemer Luth. Church, N 404 Argonne Rd. The Rev Theodore Dorpat officiating. Graveside services Wed Aug 25 at 3:30 PM at the Harrington, WA cemetery. Mr. Tanke will lie in state at the H & J Valley Funeral Home from Tues noon until 10 am Wed. The family suggests that memorial gifts be given to the Redeemer Luth. church or to their favorite charity.

Tate, Frank R.

Frank R. Tate—Passed away Dec 31, 1996 in Moses Lake, WA. Formerly of Harrington, WA. He is survived by his wife, Elmina Anna Tate of Moses Lake, WA; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jeanette Schaefer of Ritzville, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 1985 and one son, James Tate. Memorial services Jan 4, 1997 at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. (Spokesman)

Tate, James Wesley

Death ended the short confined life of little Jimmy Tate, Sunday. A severe illness when he was 3 ½ years old invalided him. James Wesley Tate was born Nov 11, 1942 and passed away Jan 28, 1951 at a Spokane nursing home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving this lad are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Tate and his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Cobb.

Tate, Lois ,(ashes buried by Frank)

Lois A. Tate.—Passed away March 9, 1985 in Davenport. Her home, Harrington. Survived by her husband, Frank; one brother, Elmer Cobb of Veradale, WA. Cremation. (Spokesman Review)

Taylor, Carl Kaufman

Carl Taylor, after being in poor health two years, died last week Thursday, June 3, 1954, at Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane. Carl K. Taylor was born Sept 3, 1888 in Indian Territory (now Kansas). His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Taylor. He came to the Lind, WA area in 1900. In 1912 at Ritzville he married Virginia Jungblom. The couple farmed in the Ritzville country until 1928 when they came to a farm south of Harrington. In 1946 they moved to town. Surviving are his widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Anderson (Edith) in ID and Mrs. Dorothy Abercrombie of Spokane. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-11 June 1954)

Taylor, George C.

George Taylor died at his home in Harrington, Friday, July 10, 1908, after a short illness, of quick consumption. The remains were laid to rest Saturday forenoon, Rev Moore of the ME church, of which Mr. Taylor was a member, conducting the funeral ceremonies, at the church. Undertaker J. E. Turner directed the funeral. Mr. Taylor was a Christian and well liked by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and daughter and many friends. George C. Taylor was born in North Carolina, and entered his eternal rest July 10, 1908. When a young man he entered the army to help in the battle for his own freedom, which freedom was gained for him in that long struggle. While still a young man he also entered the battle for spiritual freedom, was converted and united with the Methodist church and in this battle he continued faithful until discharged by his blessed Captain and Master. On Dec 13, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss S. A. Cotton, and this union was blessed with 3 children, two of them preceding him to the spirit world. He came to Harrington in 1902 and remained until his death. He took sick two months ago with bronchitis which sickness developed into tuberculosis of the lungs. He was very patient during his sufferings as one whose faith rests in the sure promise and blessed dealings of God. His end was peace. His hope was strong. His faith was firm. His death triumphant. (Citizen-17 July 1908)

Taylor, John S., Sr.

Another of the pioneers who helped shape the affairs of our community has been called from our midst. For 53 years John S. Taylor Sr. knew Harrington, perhaps even before the town bore a name, as his home… Born June 16, 1856 at Palmyra, Missouri, he came, as a young man of 16, on an emigrant train to San Francisco, CA. He attended Pierce’s Christian College at Santa Rosa. In 1882 he in company with Jimmy VanDyne, came overland with a freight team to this region which was then the Washington Territory. Here he took up a homestead, which is included in the present Taylor farm 3 ½ miles west of Harrington. In 1885 he went south where he married Susan Ellen Peake of Red Bluff, CA, and returned with his bride to the home on his farm. Here in the course of time 4 daughters and one son were born to them, and another daughter came after they moved to town. The town residence of the Taylors was built in 1898 and that fall the family moved into it. Mr. Taylor firmly believed in educational advancement. A portion of the time when the children were growing up was spent in Cheney where the older ones attended the normal. After the death of Mrs. Taylor in 1912, the father kept the family together at home and each child, after finishing the local high school, was sent on to some college or university… Last year Mr. Taylor underwent an operation on one of his eyes to try to check a threatened blindness. His sight was partially restored but it was necessary for him to use a cane to assist him in walking about the streets… Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Community church, Rev Ernest Goudge officiating… Interment was in Hillcrest cemetery. Surviving Mr. Taylor are his 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert Furby (Edith) of Portland, OR; Mrs. Victor Wilhelm (Ethel), Springdale, CA; Mrs. Paul Snyder (Hazel), Los Angeles; Mrs. John Suchy (Virginia), Missoula, MT; Mrs. Robert Boyles (Marguerite), Los Angeles; one son, John S Taylor, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, including Ann Marie and Jack Taylor. (Harr. Cit.-Jan 25, 1935)

Taylor, Susan E (Mrs. John S.)

Mrs. John S. Taylor, who has been a patient sufferer from a lingering illness for some time, died at the family residence in Harrington, on last Sunday morning. She leaves to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, a husband, 5 daughters and one son.  One daughter, Miss Edith, who was attending Whitman College, quit her studies and came home for the winter on account of her mother’s illness, and Miss B. Ethel Taylor, teaching in Alaska, was sent for and reached home only a week or so before the sad end came. Another daughter, Hazel, has been teaching in the Harrington schools. The entire family, and a brother of Mrs. Taylor were present at the bedside for several days previous to her demise. Mrs. Taylor has been a resident of this section for more than 20 years, and was well known and highly esteemed by a large number of friends and acquaintances. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor Rev W S Lake, assisted by Rev Samuel H. King, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The interment was in the Harrington Cemetery…(Harr. Cit. May 1912)

Teel, R. Douglas

R. Douglas Teel (age 53)—passed away Nov 25, 2002 in Spokane, WA., his home Harrington, WA. He Survived by his wife, Karen, and three daughters, Lisa, Emily and Caroline; three sisters, Sharon Teel of Portland, ME; Susan Best of Spokane, WA; and Janice Karlberg of Stanwood, WA; special uncles and aunts, Dr Steve (and Elda Rae) Teel and Lois (and Paul) Madden, all of Seattle, WA. A 1967 graduate of Edmonds High School, a 1973 graduate of Seattle Pacific University, and a 1977 graduate of the Univ of WA School of Dentistry. Following graduation he worked in the Public Health Service on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA. In 1979 Douglas opened his own dental practice in Davenport where he has lived, practiced and farmed since. Member of Harrington Community Church.,  involved in KP Productions and singing and playing Bluegrass and Gospel with the Hawk Creek Gang.... A memorial service will be held Dec 2, 2002 in Harrington; private burial will precede the service at Hillcrest. (Spokesman)

Thomas, A. E. (infant) --- pre-1926

Unna med Male Thomas. Died: 11 Feb 1922, Harrington, WA. Birth: 11 Feb 1922, stillborn. Father: E. H. Thomas, born MN. Mother: Mamie Hays, born MI. Burial: place not stated.” ( Lincoln Co Health death card)

Thomas, Carrie, ---8-25-1898

Thomas, Estelle W. ---d.12-14-1972

"Funeral services were held Dec 18 for Estelle Thomas at the Community Congregational Church in Harrington. The Rev Lloyd Alden conducted the services; burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold Manke, Eldon LePere, Elmer Houck, Richard Stone, Clifford Swenson, and George E Knapp. Gregory Knapp was soloist and Mrs. Dean Armstrong, organist. Estelle Watson was born Aug 24, 1887 in Sacramento, CA, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Watson. She came with her parents to the Harrington area in 1900 to homestead. She was married to J. Q. Thomas in 1912 and the couple spent their married life teaching in schools in Washington and Arizona. She is survived by one son, J. Harold of Tucson, AZ; one grandson, John, and two granddaughters, Mrs. Steve Topple of Phoenix, AZ; and Mrs. Bruce Ryan of Redding, CA; and 3 great grandchildren. Two brothers survive—Frank Watson, Spokane, and Brud Watson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Mrs. Thomas was a past president of Arizona PEO and Past Matron of Flagstaff OES; she was a member of AG PEO Harrington and a member of the Community Church and Women’s Fellowship." (Dav. Times: 12-21-1972)

Thomas, Georgia Inez

Georgia Inez Thomas, granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Hayes, who died about the 19th of Feb, was buried in the Harrington Cemetery Feb 21, 1916. We refrained from mentioning this sad event last week owing to the fact that the mother had undergone a serious operation in Spokane and the death of the babe was withheld from her for the time being. (Citizen-3 March 1916)

Thomas, John Q.

Funeral services were held for John Q. Thomas Apr 22 at Harrington. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Thomas died in Odessa Memorial hospital Apr 20. He is survived by his wife, Estelle, and one son, J. Harold Thomas of AZ. Mr. Thomas was born near Jackson, Ohio in 1881. He passed the county teacher’s examination at the age of 16 but was denied the privilege of teaching due to his age. He began teaching the following year and taught 6 years in the rural schools of Ohio before entering Ohio Northern University. He graduated from there in 1908 and came west in 1909. He served the Hartline schools 5 years. In 1914 he transferred to Harrington schools where he served as superintendent for 5 years. In 1921 he was named superintendent of Flagstaff, AZ schools where he served for the next 26 years. (Dav. Times-29 Apr 1971)

Thompson, David F., --- 11-02-1888

(Child of George B. Thompson and Drusilla Ward Thompson, David F. Thompson was shown on the 1887 census as age 2.)

Thompson, D. Eugenia, ---10-03-1892

(Child of George B. Thompson and Drusilla Ward Thompson.)

Thompson, Edward Earl, d. 10-23-1888

(Child of George B. Thompson and Drusilla Ward Thompson.)

Thompson, George, --- 11-06-1889

Died.—George Thompson, formerly an employee of the railroad shops here, died early yesterday morning at Little Creek, in this county. He will be buried at Harrington tomorrow by the Masons, of which order he was a member. (Sprague Herald-7 Nov 1889) (Census data of 1887 shows George Thompson as age 45, husband of Drusilla L., and father of W. B., G. M., A., and D. F.) (Mrs. Druscilla Miller, wife of Former County Commissioner Aaron Miller, died last Friday noon at the Miller home on Crab Creek, of an illness arising from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about two weeks ago. She was aged 67 years, 6 months and 15 days at death. The funeral was held Sunday from the Methodist church, Rev O. E. Faulkner officiating and burial was made in Maccabee cemetery (Sprague). Miss Drucilla Ward was born at Mason City, Missouri, on Oct 5, 1849. In 1866 she married Geo B. Thompson in Missouri and to this union eleven children were born, four of whom are living: Mrs. Jack Harding of Spokane, W. B. Thompson of Keystone, Mrs. Myrtle Miller of Sprague and Mrs. Geo Tufts of Edwall. The Thompsons came to Washington in 1885 and Mr. Thompson departed this life in 1889. Four years later deceased was married to Aaron Miller and with the exception of a year and a half spent on the present Hilgers ranch, then owned by Mr. Miller, has lived on the home place ever since. She leaves to mourn her loss the husband, her four children, four step-children, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A peculiar fact in connection with the lives of deceased and Mr. Aaron Miller is that two of Mr. Miller’s children married two of Mrs. Miller’s children, Mrs. Myrtle Miller was a daughter of Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. W. B. Thompson was a daughter of Mr. Miller’s. Mrs. Miller was a worthy pioneer of Lincoln County.... She was a member of the Methodist church having joined in 1887... (Sprague Advocate-27 April 1917)

Thompson, William H.

Representative W. H. Thompson died of pneumonia at his home in Harrington Monday night (Nov 25) after a brief illness. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Wednesday. The entire seating capacity was utilized. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery. W. H. Thompson was born in TN, Dec 15, 1839, and was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Jayne Leuallen, who survives, in 1862. To this union were born four children, 3 sons and a daughter, two of whom, W. S. Thompson and Mrs. E. J. Hatcher, both of Harrington, survive. In 1869 Mr. Thompson crossed the plains, withstood the hardships of those days and settled on a farm in Oregon, where he lived for 30 years. In 1899 he moved with his family to Lincoln County, WA, and purchased a farm near Harrington. He, with his son, W. S. Thompson, moved into Harrington in the spring of 1906 and engaged in the hardware business. Two years ago he was honored by the Republican party with the nomination, and subsequent election, as representative of Lincoln County. (Citizen-29 Nov 1907)

Thrasher, Alexander R.

Alexander Thresher, after suffering eight months from moist gangrene of the leg, necessitating, first to the amputating of the foot and later the leg; suffering also with complicated anemia and Bright’s disease, died Monday, Sept 26, 1910, aged 76 years. He was born in Missouri and was a mechanic by trade. He is survived by two brothers and a sister. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery that afternoon. (Citizen-Sept 30, 1910)

Tibbs, Levi Lafayette

Levi Lafayette Tibbs died of influenza last Sunday, making the fifteenth death in this community due to the ravages of this disease. Deceased was 32 years, was born Feb 2_, 1886, in Bland Co, VA. On Jan 20, 1914 he married Miss Anna Willard at Bristol, TN. He came to WA in 1905 and has been in the employ of Dunning Erich Harvester Factory. Deceased is survived by a widow, a father, P. A. Tibbs of Rural Retreat, VA, one brother Newberry Tibbs, and 5 sisters: Mrs. Edna Tibbs, Mrs. Louis Dedrick, Mrs. S. J. Wilson, Mrs. F. H. Swenson and Mrs. J. J. Huddle. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery last Tuesday. (Citizen-8 Nov 1918)

Timm, Adolph

Funeral services for Adolph Timm, 84, were July 2. Timm was born in Harrington on Oct 11, 1892 to August and Dorothea Timm, pioneers in the Harrington area. He died July 1, 1977. He served in WW I as a corporal in the US Army infantry. On Dec 30, 1925 he married Thelma Bryarly, who preceded him in death in 1961. Timm lived and farmed in the Harrington area all his life until he entered the nursing home at Davenport in 1969. Survivors include a son, Chester Timm, and a daughter, Frieda Oestreich; four sisters, Mary Warwick, Elsie Robinson, Freda Turner and Bertha Bailey; one brother, Fred Timm. Interment was at the Hillcrest cemetery. (Dav. Times)

Timm, August H.

August H. Timm, eldest of 14 children, was born to August H. Timm and Dorothe (Buhr) Timm, at Hansen, Uelzen, Hannover, Germany, March 3, 1885. His father came to the US and settled at Harrington in 1888, and his family joined him in 1890. While August was a boy, they lived about 2 miles from town, land now owned by Paul Beck. The family lived in a dug out. On Oct 3, 1912 he was united in marriage to Emma Timm of Reedsburg, WI at Coeur d’Alene. In 1906 August had filed on a homestead in Franklin Co, near Eltopia, where they made their home. In 1917 they purchased the farm where Reo Timm now lives. In 1953 they retired from farming. On April 11, 1966 he suffered a stroke and died on April 17 at the Odessa hospital. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Timm is survived by his widow; two sons, Reo and Harold; one daughter, Wilma Dory; two brothers, Adolph and Fred; five sisters, Mrs. Freda Turner, Mrs. Elsie Robinson, Mrs. Minnie Turner, Mrs. Denny Warwick and Mrs. Bertha Bailey. (Dav. Times-28 April 1966)

Timm, baby, --- 10-18-52

Timm, Barry Lee, s/o Duane

Death came to Barry Lee, baby son of Mr. & Mrs. Duane Timm, Sunday (Nov 14, 1954) at Deaconess Hospital. When the little fellow was born Oct 4, he seemed a well, 8 pound, 12 ounce prize boy. Within a few days it was found he had an abnormal heart condition. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving the wee one are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Duane Timm, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Otto Timm and Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hose, uncle, Robert D. Timm and aunt, Mrs. Don Zicha (sister of Mrs. Duane Timm). (Citizen-19 Nov 1954)

Timm, Chester  2007

“Passed away on Oct 25, 2007 after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Son of Adolph and Thelma (Bryarly) Timm, was born on Jan 14, 1927 in Cheney, WA.  Graduated from Harrington High School in 1944 as Valedictorian ,attended Washington State College before coming back home to farm.  Married his high school sweetheart, Glenna Defabaugh, in 1947. A 57-year member of the Harrington Lions Club, on the Board of Directors for the Harrington School District, the United Grain Growers, Harrington Golf and Country Club and served as a Harrington City Councilman.  One of the original Directors of the Wheatland Bank, serving for 13 years.  Chester is survived by his four children, Valerie Adams ( Michael), Debbie Marriott (Nick), Tammy Floyd (Jamie), and Eric Timm (Kelley); and his sister, Frieda Oestreich (Bill). He is also survived by his ten grandchildren…  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Glenna, who passed away in 1988.  At his request, a private family graveside service will be held. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.”  (Spokesman-Review) 

imm, Sophia"Emma"

Emma was born to William and Marie Timm, Feb 2, 1880 at Reedsburg, WI. She and August Timm, who preceded her in death in 1966, were married in 1912 at Coeur d’Alene, ID. They farmed near Eltopia, later moved to Palouse and in 1917 purchased a farm near Harrington and made this their permanent home. Emma is survived by 2 sons, Reo and Harold; and one daughter, Wilma Dory; one brother, Albert Timm of WI. (Citizen-10 Sept 1970)

Timm, Florence Etta (Thornbrue)

Funeral services were conducted for Florence Etta Timm, who died April 2, 1975. Mrs. Timm, the daughter of early Lincoln County settlers Charles and Angenette Thornbrue, was born in 1891. She married Otto Timm in 1917 and they farmed in the Harrington area until they retired 36 years ago and moved to Harrington. Timm died in 1963. Survivors include 2 sons, Duane Timm, and Robert Timm; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. (Dav. Times-10 Apr 1975 )“Mr. and Mrs. George Bell and Miss Anna Nelson accompanied Royal Nelson to Harrington on Saturday to attend the funeral and interment services for Mrs. Florence Timm at the Community Church.  Florence E. (Thornbrue) Timm was a former resident of Creston and a graduate of Creston High School. After graduating from Cheney Normal (now EWSC) she taught school at Sherman, Crab Creek and near Davenport before her marriage to Otto Timm, who preceded her in death.  She is survived by two sons, Robert Timm of Washington, DC, and Duane Timm of Harrington, as well as three sisters, two brothers, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was very active in various organizations and a frequent visitor of her Creston friends.” (Wilbur Register: 4-10-1975)

Frederick J. Timm (Fritz)—Passed away Sept 25, 1977 at Federal Way, WA. His home, Federal Way. Formerly of Moses Lake and Harrington, WA. He is survived by his wife Lucile at home; one daughter, Mrs. Philip (Penny) Strange; one son, Rockne J. Timm; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Warwick, Mrs. Elsie Robinson, Mrs. Freda Turner, Mrs. Bertha Bailey. Strate Funeral Home in charge. Private graveside services Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Timm, Glenna Faye (Defabaugh)

Glenna Faye (Defabaugh) Timm of Harrington died July 9, 1988 in Davenport. Mrs. Timm was born Sept 13, 1926 in Harrington. She was raised and lived on the family farm until her graduation from Harrington HS in 1944. She received her nursing degree from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1947. On June 13, 1947 she married Chester Timm in Harrington. They had four children. Survivors include: her husband, Chester Timm; daughters, Valerie Adams, Beborah Marriott, Tamra Floyd; and a son, Eric Timm; sisters, Cleda Lipton, Jean Davis and Dolores Drazey. Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery. (Dav. Times-14 July 1988)

Timm, Gordon Lee

Funeral services for Gordon Timm were held Saturday, Dec 28, 1954 from the Community church. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery where Legion Post Commander presented the flag that draped the casket of this young ex-service man, to his wife, Doris. The church was filled to capacity with sorrowing relatives and friends. (Citizen-2 Jan 1948)

Timm, Harold

Harold Timm (Age 82)—Passed away July 14, 2000 in Davenport, WA. His home was Harrington. He is survived by two sons, Raymond and Ethleen Timm of Tonasket, WA and Don and Nancy Timm of Harrington; three daughters, Karen and John Carruth of Davenport, WA, Marcia and Ron Asmussen, Rita and Steve Hergenrather, all of Spokane; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; special friends, Harvey and Marjorie Nitschke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez, in 1997, one brother, Reo Timm, one sister, Wilma Dory, and two infant sons. He was a member of WAWG and Lincoln County Cattleman’s Assn. A lifetime resident of Harrington and a 1936 graduate of Harrington High School. Funeral services will be held July 18, 2000 from Strate’s Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. (Spokesman Review)

Timm, Inez L. (Sawyer)

Inez L. Timm—Passed away Oct 4, 1997 in Davenport, WA. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harold Timm, at the home in Harrington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Ethleen Timm of Tonasket, WA, Donald and Nancy Timm of Harrington; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Carruth of Davenport, Marcia and Ron Asmussen of Spokane, WA, and Rita and Steve Stecher of Spokane; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Alma Knapp of Harrington. Preceded in death by two infant sons and one brother, Ellis Sawyer. Member of the Harrington Community Church, Past member of the Rebekah Lodge and Bluestem Grange. Funeral services Oct 8, 1997 at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review)

Timm, Lladri

Baby Lladri, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Timm, passed away in Spokane March 25, 1952. The baby, born Jan 8, 1952, was afflicted with a paralytic condition. Lladri is survived by her parents; two sisters, Luanne and Terry, (one sister Robin, first-born, preceded her in death); grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Otto Timm and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Davies; and great-grandmother Mrs. Alice Davies. Private funeral services were held. (Citizen-28 March 1952)

Timm, Lucile I.

Funeral services for Lucile I. Timm of Spokane was held May 13 at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Timm died May 9, 1995. She was born Feb 11, 1920 in Odessa to Jacob and Lydia Heimbigner. She graduated from Odessa HS in 1937. She attended beauty school in Spokane. She married Frederick Timm in 1939. They settled in Moses Lake in 1949, operated a grocery store, raising their family, retiring in 1976. Mr. Timm died in 1977. She moved to Spokane in 1978. Mrs. Timm is survived by one daughter, Penny I. Strange; one son, Rockne J. Timm; two sisters, Elvine Batchelor and Maryann Williams; two brothers, Jack and Vern Heimbigner. (Dav. Times)

Timm, Mary G. (Murdoch)

Funeral service will be held Thursday at the Harrington Community Church for Mary G. Timm. Mrs. Timm passed away on May 9, 1992 in Spokane. Her home was in Harrington. She was born in Flora, ND. Survivors include her sons: Ernest Timm and Ronald Timm; her daughter, Wanda Bowman; 4 brothers, William, Duncan (Red), Doug and Malcom (Mike) Murdoch. She is preceded in death by her husband, Reo Timm, in 1977, one brother and four sisters. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of the service. (Dav. Times)

Timm, Otto

Last rites for Otto Timm were held Sept 21, 1963. Otto Timm was born to Mr. & Mrs. August Timm Sr., Jan 7, 1891 on the Timm farm, a mile north of town. Nov 22, 1917 Otto Timm married Miss Florence Thornbrue, and to them three sons were born—Gordon who died in 1947, Robert and Duane. Mr. Timm suffered a stroke last week Monday. He died Sept 18, 1963 at Deaconess hospital. Surviving him besides his wife Florence, are sons, Robert D and Duane Timm; sisters, Mrs. Denny Warwick, Mrs. Ernest Robinson, Mrs. John Turner, Mrs. Elwood Turner and Mrs. Lyle Bailey; brothers, August H. and Fred Timm. 9Citizen-26 Sept 1963)

Timm, Patricia Davies

Our mother and dearest friend passed away at Evergreen Hospital, after battling with cancer with great courage. She was born in Portland, OR to Paul and Thelma (Reed) Davies. She married Robert Timm on Sept 23, 1944 in Spokane. She and Bob farmed for 20 years in Harrington, then moved to Olympia for 6 years, then Wash DC until retiring in 1976 to Loon Lake, WA. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bob; children, Luanne Caylor and Terry Moos. Her two infant daughters, Robin Dale and Lladri, preceded her in death. A memorial service to be held Dec 21, 2000 in Kirkland, WA. (Spokesman-Review)

Timm, Reo William

Funeral services were held for Reo W. Timm who died at Lincoln Hospital April 12, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Eltopia, WA, Aug 31, 1913 and moved to Harrington in 1918. He married Mary Murdoch in 1934 and farmed in the Harrington area most of his life. Surviving Mr. Timm are his wife, Mary; two sons, Ernest and Ronald; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Bowman; a brother, Harold Timm; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Dory. (Dav. Times)

Timm, Robin Dale

Robin Dale Timm was born June 18, 1945 and died July 24, 1945. “A six pound 12 ounce daughter was born in Seattle Monday, June 18, to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Timm. This makes Mr. & Mrs. Otto Timm grandma and grandpa.” (Citizen of 6-25-1945)

Timm, Roger Lee, --- 2-26-1947 7 mos

(Roger Lee Timm was born July 31, 1946 and died Feb 26, 1947. He was the son of Harold and Inez (Sawyer) Timm.)

Timm, Thelma M. (Bryarly)

Thelma Mabel Bryarly was born Apr 17, 1900 at Manitou, Colorado to Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Bryarly. The family moved to WA when Thelma was very young. They came to Harrington in 1917 to help care for the children of Hertha Brother (her aunt) who died during the influenza epidemic. Miss Bryarly and Adolph Timm were married Dec 30, 1925 at Newport, and made their home in the Harrington farming area. Mrs. Timm had been afflicted with leukemia for 11 years. Some 3 weeks before her death she contracted virus pneumonia. She passed away Oct 31, 1961 at Sacred Heart. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Timm are her husband, Adolph, son Chester, and daughter Frieda (Mrs. Billy Oestreich); brother, Charles Francis Bryarly; sisters, Mrs. Mark Hill (Ruth), Mrs. Victor Kramer (Agnes), Mrs. Esther McIntosh, Mrs. Helen Wirt; and brother, Robert Bryarly. (Citizen-9 Nov 1961)

Tinner, Jane (Pugh)

Word reached here this morning that Mrs. John Tinner passed away at Sacred Heart hospital Thursday (Jan 12, 1939). Mrs. Tinner had been ill in the hospital for several months. Funeral services will be held Sunday from the Evangelical church. (Citizen-13 Jan 1939) Mrs. Tinner, nee Jane Pugh, was born in Cardiff, Wales, Jan 26, 1886, and was brought to the US by her parents in 1891. They located on a homestead near Almira, WA. She was united in marriage with William Tinner, July 9, 1908, and to this union were born 7 children. One child preceded the mother in death in infancy. The Tinners lived at Hartline and Wilbur, and came to Harrington in Feb 1920. Surviving Mrs. Tinner are her widower, William Tinner, 3 sons, Virgil, John and Robert, of Harrington; and three daughters, Mrs. G. A. Secrest of Neppel, WA; Mrs. Robert Worgum of Ellensburg; and Miss Martha Tinner of Harrington; two brothers, Robert Pugh of Spokane and John Pugh of CA; and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Woods of CA. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-20 Jan 1939)

Tinner, John William

The funeral  service was held Monday in Davenport for John William Tinner, 49, former resident of Harrington. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. John William Tinner was born Oct 13, 1913, at Hartline. A veteran of WW II, he had been failing in health for several years, at Fruitland. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha Franklin, Mrs. Neva Worgenberg; two brothers, Robert E. and Virgil A. Tinner. (Citizen-26 Sept 1963) (Edit: John Wm Tinner was a son of James W. Tinner; James died in June of 1948 at age 67, with burial in Forest Cemetery at Coeur d’Alene, ID.)

Tinner, Robert Earl --- (ashes)

(City records show Robert Earl Tinner died 8-23-1992. His ashes were buried in Block 2 Lot 54 of Hillcrest Cemetery.)

Tinner, Virgil

Virgil Tinner.—Passed away Oct 23, 1980 in Davenport. His home, Almira. Survived by one daughter, Sharon Katz, Davenport; one brother, Robert Tinner, CA; 2 sisters, Neva Worgum and Martha Franklin. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman-Review)

Tinsley, Arthur M.

(Based on the obit of his wife, Elizabeth, and his documented life in the Harrington vicinity, A. M. Tinsley was born in VA about 1825. His name appears on the Lincoln Co census of 1889 and is not on the 1892 census. Probate #145 of his estate specifies his date of death as 15 March 1891. His widow was Elizabeth M. Tinsley and his surviving children were: Cleopatra Wilson, Maggie Dysart, and sons, William, Arthur, Archie, Charlie and Byron Tinsley. Burial is presumed to be in 7-14, a lot purchased by J. B. Tinsley.)

Tinsley, (Mrs.) Elizabeth W.

Mrs. Tinsley of Harrington.—Mrs. Dysart was called to Spokane, Sunday, Dec 1, by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Tinsley. The remains of Mrs. Tinsley were brought here from Spokane on Tuesday last and buried Wednesday beside her husband. (LCT-13 Dec 1895)

(Smith Funeral home records show Elizabeth W. Tinsley, age 67, born MO; died on Dec 1, 1895 in Spokane; cause of death was heart failure. Burial at Harrington. Informant was A. L. Tinsley.)

(Edit: Known children of A. M. & Elizabeth Tinsley were: William H. Arthur L. Jacob A., Charles and Byron.)

Tinsley, J. B. (no dates; s/o A. M. & E. M.)

Topper, Edward E.

Last rites were held Tuesday for Edward E. Topper, 80, resident of Harrington since 1906, who died suddenly Saturday at his home. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Edward E. Topper was born Nov 12, 1882 in Germany and came to America with his parents when he was two years old. He came to Harrington from MN in 1906 and in 1914 was married to Mary E. Griffith, who preceded him in death in 1938. He farmed 5 miles west of Harrington until moving to town in 1948. The survivors include three children: Hazel Griffin, Alma Watson, Frances Ray; 3 sons, Chester Griffith, Alvin Griffith and Cecil Griffith. (Citizen-21 Feb 1963)

Topper. Mary Eleanor (Griffith)

Mrs. Mary E. Topper, one of the earliest pioneers of the Harrington region, died there last Friday night. Mrs. Topper was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and came to the US in 1883. Survivors include her widower, 3 daughters, 2 sons and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held on Saturday in the Community Church. (Odessa Record-22 Dec 1938)

Torrey, Evelyn D., ---

Mrs. Evelyn D. Torrey, 63, one of the first white children to be born in Lincoln Co, died Tuesday at her home in Opportunity, where she had resided the past seven years. She was born near Sprague, Oct 7, 1873. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Jake Luiten, Mrs. Edith Groves, and Mrs Chris Jensen; and one son, Orrin O. Torrey. Funeral services are scheduled to be held Sunday at Harrington. (Odessa Record-27 Mar 1936)

Torrey, Fred

Fred Torrey, 59, died at the Torrey ranch northeast of Odessa Wednesday, Nov 16, 1921. The cause of death was paralysis. The funeral will be held in Odessa and burial will take place in the Harrington cemetery tomorrow. Deceased is survived by a widow and four children. (Citizen-18 Nov 1921)

Torrey, infant of Fred

The little 14 month child of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Torrey, living 7 miles northeast of Odessa died Monday of pneumonia. Interment was at Harrington on Wednesday. (Odessa Record-9 Jan 1903)

Trent, Helen Irene (Witt), d.Apr 19, 96

Trumble, Clyde C.

Sunday morning, while bathing in a lake near Odessa, Clyde C. Trumble was drowned. The body was brought to Harrington and was laid to rest in the cemetery. Clyde C. Trumble was born Jan 31, 1887. He was a student at the Washington State College at Pullman. He was a brother to Mrs. Lloyd Lighthizer of Harrington, Mrs. Lee G. Loutzenhiser of Spokane, besides whom one brother, Reuben Trumble of Walla Walla, survive him. Besides his many Harrington friends and relatives attending the funeral, Grandma Trumble of Sprague, Reuben Trumble of Walla Walla, Mrs. M. S. Charlton, daughter, and Miss Ruth and Mr. Frank M. Charlton of Spokane were present. (Citizen-14 Aug 1908)

Trumble, Earl Allen

Earl Allen Trumble, 67, (known to friends here in early days as Pearl Trumble), died in Seattle Dec 6. Funeral services were held there, and burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at 10 AM Thursday, Dec 13. Rev Berton Connerly officiated at Hillcrest. Trumble attended school here. He served in WW I, ten months of which were with the American Expeditionary forces in France. During WW II, he served with the Merchant Marine. He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Mason of Merced, CA and Mrs. Mable Lotzenhizer of Spokane; 2 aunts, Mrs. Della Pershall of Deer Park and Mrs. O A. Morgan (Ruth Charlton) of Colville. Trumble was a cousin to Robert Charlton of Harrington. Mr. & Mrs. Charlton attended the graveside services here. (Citizen-Dec 27, 1962)

Trumble, Eldora T.

(No available obituary. Tombstone reads “March 3, 1874-Aug 7, 1884”. Eldora T. Trumble was the daughter of George Thomas and Mary Ann (Eakridge) Trumble. Eldora’s name appears with the family on the 1880 census, with her twin Honorah Rosa, and Eldora is not listed on the 1889. She was born in Illinois. Records of city hall show the remains were placed in 3-67.)

Trumble, George R .

(No available obituary. Tombstone reads “Jan 17, 1870-Sept 24, 1900”. He was the son of George Thomas and Mary Ann (Eakridge) Trumble. His name was on the 1880 census and the 1889 census. His birthplace was Illinois. Records of city hall show his remains were placed in 3-67. Lincoln County Death Certificate: Trumbull, George died Sept 24, 1900 at age of 29 at Sprague.)

Trumble, George Thomas

George T. Trumble died at his home in Sprague, July 15, after a prolonged illness, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. Interment took place in the Harrington cemetery Monday. Mr. Trumble was one of the hardy pioneers who did so much to blaze the trail for the development of the great west, having crossed the plains to CA in 1849, where he was quite successful as a gold miner of the early days. He returned east and was married in 1856, after which he again came west and settled in WA, where he resided since about 1879. For 12 years he lived on his homestead in Lord’s Valley and for several years has resided in Sprague. Deceased was 81 years old. Among others who mourn his loss, he leaves a wife and three children. (Citizen-21 July 1905)

Trumble, James Edward

James E. Trumble, 87, who died Nov 10, at Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, was brought here by Reuben Trumble of Wenatchee, Wednesday and buried in Hillcrest cemetery. He was an early day resident of Harrington and stockman. (Citizen-19 Nov 1943)(James had married Rosa May Charlton and five children were known to be born to them: Clyde, Myrtle, Mabel, Reuben and Pearl.)

Trumble, Maryann (Eakridge)

The subject of this sketch was born in Ohio, May 16, 1837, and died at Sprague, WA, Jan 5, 1910. She was united in marriage Feb 18, 1856 and with her husband moved to CA. In 1888 they came to WA and resided for 20 years at or near Harrington. She moved to Sprague several years ago, where in 1905 her husband died. When a young woman she united with the Baptist church. Of recent years she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Ingles of Lamont. Mrs. Trumble is survived by brothers and sisters who reside in IN, and 2 daughters and one son in WA. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church and the remains laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-14 Jan 1910)

Trumble, Naomi

The funeral of Naomi Trumble, aged 67 years, who died at Medical Lake on May 3, 1928, was held from the J. E. Turner chapel May 5th, the Rev E. A. Allin officiating. Interment was in the Harrington Cemetery. Miss Trumble was one of the unfortunate members of the human family, who, in bloom of youth, was stricken with an abscess on the brain. This deranged her mind and Fate never allowed her to recover sufficiently to leave the hospital, and the ultimate cause of her passing was cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. David Ingles, of Sprague, was here and made arrangements for the funeral. Mr. Ingles was a brother-in-law of the deceased. (Citizen-11 May 1928)

Trumble, Richard Hess 2015

(Ashes buried in Blk 3 Lot 69 in June 2016)

"Richard Hess Trumble. April 5, 1919-Nov 16, 2015. Richard Hess Trumble was born on April 5, 1919 in Wenatchee, WA. Surrounded by his loving family, he gently entered into the arms of Jesus on Nov 16, 2015. Richard was the third of four siblings born to R Edward Trumble and Mary Ellen (Hess). Following in the footsteps of his older brothers, Robert and Jack, Richard became an Eagle Scout. As a teenager, in the
1930s, he rode a bicycle from Wenatchee across Blewett Pass to Seattle. he attended schools in Wenatchee and Seattle, graduating from West Seattle High School in 1937. Richard also attended Oregon State University and WSU and studied horticulture. In 1940, Richard married Marge Waliser. They spent their WW II years in Seattle where Richard worked for Boeing Aircraft. Their son, Richard J Trumble, was born there in
1942. Later, they moved to Wenatchee where their daughter Marilee was born in 1945.  Richard's job in insecticide sales then took the family to Okanogan. It was there that a second daughter, Rebecca, joined the family. The family returned to Wenatchee in 1955. Richard and Marge divorced in 1965. Richard relocated to Arizona. In 1969, Richard married Peri Carta. They traveled form Colorado to Alaska to Texas. In
Texas, he became the District Manager for the US Chamber of Commerce 'Nations Business' Publication, a position he held until his retirement in 1979. Richard and Peri retired to Arizona in 1979 where they both were active in the Republican Party. Richard served as Precinct Caucus Chairman. IN 2006, Richard moved to Prosser to live with his son, Richard J Trumble and his daughter-in-law, Julie. He spent his remaining years enjoying the peace of Dick’s ranch. he loved being closer to his children and grandchildren. Richard had a strong spirit and gave inspiration tomany throughout his final illness. He had a strong faith in God and experienced great peace on his passing. He will be greatly missed. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, R Edward and Mary Ellen; his brother,s Robert and Jack; his sister, Elizabeth, and the love of his life, Peri. Richard is survived by his children, Richard J Trumble (Julie) of Prosser, Marliee Axtman (Darl) of Benton City, and
Rebecca Trumble of Federal Way. He also leaves 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. A celebration of a life well lived will be held in July 2016 in Oregon in the Elkhorn Mountains along the banks of Shady Rest II on the Burnt River." Submitted by family.)

Trumble, Robert Edward

Interment services were held at Hillcrest Cemetery Dec 19 for Robert Edward Trumble (known to his early day friends as Reuben). From the Wenatchee paper “Prof Robert Edward Trumble, 73, pioneer entomologist and horticulturist, passed away suddenly last evening at his residence. Born Oct 26, 1882, at Walla Walla, Trumble moved at the age of 3 months with his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. James E. Trumble, to Harrington. His paternal grandfather came to CA with the Gold Rush and his father was born in OR… In 1930, accompanied by Victor McMulland, he went on an exploration trip to the interior of Colombia in South America to hunt for specimens in the jungle. He was married to Desa Gudmundson, widow of the Arctic explorer, in March 1943, by whom he is survived, as well as, 3 sons, Robert E. Trumble, Jack Trumble and Richard Trumble; one step-son and two step-daughters; one brother, Earl; two sisters, Mrs. Murray M. Mason and Mrs. Mable Lotzenhizer.” (Citizen-23 Dec 1955)

Trumble, Rose May (Charlton)

Mrs. R. M. Trumble died in Spokane last Sunday after undergoing a surgical operation. She was brought to Harrington and interred in the Harrington Cemetery Wednesday. The funeral was held at the Baptist church. Mrs. Trumble has lived in Harrington and Lord’s Valley for the past 20 years, being a daughter of Mrs. Charlton of this place. Five children, 3 boys and 2 girls, survive her. Mrs. Mable Loutzenhizer, of Wilbur, and Prof R. Edward Trumble, of Goldendale, WA and Miss Myrtle Trumble, Clyde and a younger boy. (Citizen-11 Nov 1904)

Trumble, William M.

(No available obituary. Tombstone reads “March 31, 1868-Aug 5, 1888”. He was the son of George Thomas and Mary A. (Eakridge) Trumble. He was born in IL and was buried in the original Harrington cemetery. His name appeared on the 1880 census, age 12; and his name is not listed with the family in 1889. His remains are registered in city hall as in Blk 3 Lot 67.)

Turner, Abigail

Mrs. Abbie Turner, mother of Luther Turner of Spokane, died at the L. P. Turner residence Thursday of last week (Sept 16, 1920). Deceased was 81 years of age and died of old age. She was born in Georgetown, TN and her husband, who was in the Civil War, died in the service. Since his death she lived with her son Luther, her only child, making her home with him during their entire stay at Harrington and also going with the family to Spokane. She is survived by 6 grandchildren. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church of which the deceased had been a member for many years. Burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-24 Sept 1920)

Turner, Anna Lyle

A. Lyle Turner (96)—Passed away Dec 7, 1992 in Spokane. Survived by 2 daughters, Louise Pierce, Spokane, WA, Dorothy Holman, Great Falls, MT; 6 grandchildren, 8 g-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Attie L. Turner in 1980. A lifetime resident of Spokane and Harrington. Mrs. Turner was a member of PEO Sisterhood. Graveside services will be held Dec 11, 1992 in Harrington Cemetery. (Spokesman)

Turner, Attie L.

Attie Lee Turner—Passed away Sept 17, 1980 in Harrington, WA. His home Spokane. Husband of A. Lyle Turner, at the home; father of Mrs. Homer (Dorothy) Holman, Great Falls, MT; Mrs. Monte (Louise) Pierce, Spokane; 6 grandchildren; brother of Mrs. Lois Heavener, Spokane. A resident of Spokane for 10 years. A lifetime resident of the area. A member of the community Congregational Church of Harrington. Past Master & 50 year member of Acacia Lodge #58 FAAM, former member of Spokane Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies and El Katif Shrine. Funeral services Sept 20, 1980, Harrington. (Spokesman)

Turner, Darrell C. (Bun)

Service for Darrell C. (Bun) Turner, former 18-year Harrington city councilman, was Monday at the Community Congregational church, where he was a member. Burial followed there at Hillcrest. Mr. Turner, 87, passed away May 17, 1991 in Davenport. The descendant of Harrington area pioneers, he was born (June 20, 1903) on the family homestead 11 miles west of Harrington. He graduated from Harrington HS in 1922 and from WSU in 1927. Mr. Turner helped his father at the Harrington Machinery Co. After his father’s death in 1931, he became manager and co-owner until 1949. He is survived by his wife, Mickey (Stiles)  Turner, at the home, and one sister, Lyle Turner of Spokane. (Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.) Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav. Times)

Turner, Freda I .(Timm)

Freda I. (Timm) Turner—Passed away Jan 14, 1982 in Los Angeles, CA. Her home Los Angeles, CA. Survived by three sisters, Mary Warwick and Bertha Bailey of Harrington, WA; Elsie Robinson, Spokane; many nieces and nephews. A member of PEO and Westwood Hills Christian Church, both of Los Angeles. Funeral services Jan 19, 1982 from the Harrington Community Church. (Spokesman Review)

Turner, E. Gail (Veggeberg)

A memorial service for E. Gail Turner, 59, an 8-year resident of Harrington, took place Sept 25 at the Harrington Community church. Private family interment preceded at Hillcrest. Mrs. Turner died Sept 20, 2000 at her Harrington home. Born Sept 16, 1941, in San Francisco, CA, to Harold and Jean (Richardson) Veggeberg, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves her husband, Paul Turner, at the home; 3 children, Scot and Tina Turner of Portland, OR; Marcy and Ted Tompkins of Anchorage, AK; and Wendy and Joel Cronrath of Harrington; 10 grandchildren; and three cousins in California.

Turner, Harold A.

Harold A. Turner, 84.—Passed away Dec 10, 1992 in Davenport, WA. His home Harrington. He is survived by one son, Paul Turner, and one daughter, Paralee Riley. Services Monday, Dec 14, Harrington Community Congregational Church. (Spokesman-Review)

Turner, Ida Cleo

The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. P. Turner died at their home in this city yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held this afternoon. (Citizen-2 Dec 1904)

Turner, James Edgar

Today, Harrington mourns the loss of another of her pioneers, as we march to Hillcrest Cemetery to lay to rest James Edgar Turner, beside his wife and among dozens of his early day associates unto whom he ministered when death placed them in his care. J. E. Turner was born Nov 5, 1865 at Percy, Ontario, Canada of English-born parents. When he was about 5 years, his parents moved to Sandwich, IL, and later to Luddington, MI. Here he worked in the lumber camps when he was 15 years old. Nov 28, 1889 he married Miss Jennie Ely, and they farmed in that country until 1903 when they came west to Davenport, and to Harrington in 1904, where they purchased the mortuary business from the late Horace Haines and which Mr. Turner conducted until 1940, when he sold to E. G. Gunderson. Mr. Turner was employed in the Harrington Hardware from 1904 to 1920. In Aug 1940, the year following the death of his wife, Mr. Turner went to Manson to live with his daughter, Mrs. Laws. The past few months he developed a serious illness, the result of a tumor on his brain. He passed away in Wenatchee on May 19, 1942. Surviving Mr. Turner are his daughter and her family, Irma Laws and sons, Irvin and Vincent (Buddy), and a grandchild, David Laws. (Citizen-22 May 1942)

Turner, (Mary) Jennie (Eley)

The Angel of Death visited the J. E. Turner home Oct 21, 1939 and gently threw her mantel about the beloved wife and mother in the home. Mary Jennie Eley was born Nov 12, 1869 in Mason Co, MI. While yet an infant her parents moved to IN where she grew to womanhood. She attended the normal school at Portland, IN following which she spent two years in a dressmaking shop in Chicago. In 1889 she returned to MI and Nov 28, 1889 she was married to J. E. Turner. In 1903 they came to Davenport. In 1906 they came to Harrington and established the Harrington Funeral Home. Mrs. Turner was a licensed embalmer. She worked shoulder to shoulder with her husband. Mrs. Turner was by nature an artist. Not only did she do oil paintings on canvas but she created lovely and picturesque surroundings in her flower gardens. Mrs. Turner was a charter member of the original Woman’s Club of Harrington; she was a member of the Mother’s Club, the Rebekah order and the Presbyterian church. Surviving are her husband, J. E. Turner; one daughter, Mrs. Irma Laws; one brother, Elmer Eley. (Citizen-27 Oct 1939)  " Mrs. Mary Jennie Turner, age 70, wife of J. E. Turner, Harrington mortician, and a former resident of Davenport, died Saturday at the family home.  She had been in poor health for some time.  Funeral services for Mrs. Turner were held at the Community church in Harrington Monday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Kenneth Claypool officiating.  Mrs. Turner was born in Mason county, Michigan and went to Indiana with her parents while a girl and grew to womanhood and attended normal school at Portland, Ind.  She was married to J. E. Turner in Michigan, November 28, 1889.  In 1903 Mr. and Mrs. Turner came to Davenport and within a short time, moved to Harrington, where they resided since.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Irma Laws, teacher at Manson, two grandsons , Irvin Laws of Davenport and Vincent Laws of Manson, and a brother in Indiana. She was prominent in the work of the Harrington Womens' club, the Rebekah lodge and the Presbyterian and community churches at Harrington." ( Davenport Times-Tribune, Oct 24, 1939) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.

Turner, Mildred Doris (Stiles)

“Mildred Doris (Stiles) Turner. ‘Mickey’, Age 98.  Born July 16, 1912 in Seattle, Washington. Passed away on Monday, Nov 1, 2010, at age 98 at the Lincoln County Nursing Home in Davenport. Preceded in death by husband Darrel C (‘Bun’) Turner in 1991, parents Mary and David Stiles, brothers Alfred, Earle, Francis, Leonard and sisters Annie McKellips and Ethel Fiske. There are numerous surviving nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and  nephews, and great great great nieces and nephews. She attended the Ochs School, south of Mohler through the 8th grade, then attended Harrington High school which she graduated from in 1930. Jan 18, 1937 Mickey married Darrel C Turner, known as Bun. Member of the Harrington Community Congregational Church active as a choir member many years, memorial chairman at the Harrington Community Congregational Church from 1970 until recent years, belonged to the Women’s Fellowship,  50 year member of Eastern Star and worthy matron of Bright Hope Chapter #79 OES Harrington, now Davenport Chapter #131 OES, appointed to the library board in the 1930s to replace Vera Kriegler and served on it for many years. Was a member of the Harrington High School Alumni Association where she enjoyed volunteering her time. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Brenda Tudor, officiating. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” (Spokesman Review: undated)

Turner, John William

Services were held March 15 for John William Turner, who died at his home in Los Angeles, CA, on March 11. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington. He is survived by his wife, Freda. He is also survived by his sister, Lyle; and brother, Darrel. Turner was born in Harrington on Sept 6, 1898 and resided here until 1923 when he went to Los Angeles and married Freda I. Timm, also a native of Harrington, on March 3, 1924. He lived in the Los Angeles area until his passing. He was a veteran of WW I. As a young man he assisted his father at the Harrington Hardware Co. (Dav. Times)

Turner, Letha M.

Letha M. Turner—Passed away March 2, 1986 at her home, Spokane. Formerly of Harrington, WA. Survived by her husband, Harold Turner, Spokane, WA; one son, Paul G. Turner, Anchorage, AK; one daughter, Paralee Turner, San Diego, CA; 3 grandchildren. Member of OES. Graveside service, March 7, 1986 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. (Spokesman)

Turner, Minnie Carolina (Timm)

Funeral services were held last week for Minnie C. Turner. Mrs. Turner was born Jan 1, 1903 to August and Dorothea Timm, pioneer family of the Harrington area. She was one of 13 children. She and Elwood Turner were married in 1924 and spent most of their married life on their farm 7 miles south of Harrington. They moved onto town in Feb of this year. Besides her husband at the home, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Davis and Mrs. Donna Carpy; two brothers, Adolph Timm and Fred Timm; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Warwick, Mrs. Bertha Bailey, Mrs. Elsie Robinson and Mrs. Freda Turner. (Dav. Times-3 Sept 1970)

Turner, Paul G                       2013

“Paul G Turner quietly passed away at home on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Harrington, WA after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Born on Sept 18, 1939 he was raised with his twin sister, Paralee, in Harrington, WA by parents, Harold and Letha Turner. After high school he served for four years of active duty in the Air Force then worked in the oil pipeline industry until his retirement from Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in Anchorage, Alaska. After working and raising his family he and his wife, Gail, traveled extensively across the country in a travel trailer. For several years they worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators, traveling into Mexico to share the Gospel. Paul loved fishing, hunting, camping and working with electronics.  He especially enjoyed relaxing with a good book, Starbucks coffee, and his devoted canine companion, Job. He is survived by his three children, March Tompkins (Anchorage, AK), Wendy Cronrath (Harrington, WA), and Scot Turner (Ocean Shores, WA); nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail (Veggeberg), twin sister, Paralee Riley, and grandson, Christopher Turner.  With a smile on his face, Dad’s parting words were ‘it’s time to celebrate!’.  The rest of us can’t wait for that Grand Family Reunion in heaven! A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, WA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.”  (Spokesman-Review)

*Turner, R. Elwood

Funeral services were held Nov 26 for a Harrington resident, Elwood Turner. Mr. Turner died Nov 24, (1975) at the age of 84. Mr. Turner was born in 1895 in the Duck Lake area west of Harrington. He attended high school in Harrington and later worked with his father in a local hardware store. He married Minnie Timm in 1924 in Spokane and lived on a farm south of town until 1970 when they moved into Harrington. She preceded him in death shortly thereafter. Mr. Turner was a veteran of WW I. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George (Donna) Carpy and Mrs. Leonard (Virginia) Davies; and two brothers and a sister, John Turner, Darrell Turner and Mrs. Lyle Turner. (Quoted)

Tuttle, George William

George William Tuttle, age 74, died at his home six miles south of Mohler of pneumonia last Sunday morning (April 8, 1923). Deceased was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Nevada in 1873. Later he went to Modoc Co, CA and for 15 years lived on the west shores of Goose Lake. He spent 9 years in Alaska and in 1906 settled on Crab Creek. He was a single man and lived for many years with his brother, Robert, who is also single. He is survived by Robert, another brother and 2 sisters in the east. Burial took place in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-13 Apr 1923)

Tuttle, Robert

Robert Tuttle, pioneer bachelor farmer of the Mohler district for many years died at the Lacey home north of Davenport on Monday, July 20, 1942. He was ill with bronchial pneumonia. Born at Wallace Bay, Nova Scotia, Sept 25, 1855, he came to the US 65 years ago and after residing in eastern and southern states, came from CA to the Mohler district in 1898 where he farmed until 1937. Selling his land to John Kupers, Sr., he retired from farming because of advancing years. There are no relatives surviving “Bob” Tuttle, his brother George having died in 1923. Interment was in Hillcrest. (Citizen-24 July 1942)



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