Hillcrest Cemetery Obituaries...Y through Z 

        Excerpts from Early Obituaries

         by Marge Womach






Yadon, baby of Mr. & Mrs. J. Yadon

(Tombstone reads “born and died Dec 7, 1900”.)

Yadon, Helen Josephine

Born: On Saturday April 25, 1908, to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Yadon, of Bluestem, a daughter. (Citizen-1 May 1908) The tombstone for Helen Josephine gives the date of death as April 29, 1908, child of J. M. and Tessie Yadon.

Yadon, John C .

Death closed the record on earth of John C. Yadon on Feb 12, 1919. He resided with his son, Joseph M. Yadon, on his farm east of Harrington. John C. Yadon was born in Granger Co, TN on Nov 10, 1835. When 10 years of age he moved to Arkansas, in which state he married Susan A. Douglass, March 17, 1859, and reared a family of 6 children. His wife preceded him in death some 39 years ago. When his son moved to this state in 1900, he came west with him. He was a veteran of the Civil War in which conflict he served the union 3 years in the 1st Arkansas volunteers. Interment was made in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-14 Feb 1919)

Yadon, Joseph M.,  ,  d. Mar 29, 1964, (age 88 yrs, h/o Tessie)Block 6 Lot 19, Owner: Joseph Yadon. Burials in Block: John C Yadon, Warren C Yadon, Joseph M Yadon, Mrs J M Yadon, Two infants of J M Yadon.  (age 88 yr; h/o Tessie)  “Joseph Yadon. Birth: 7-22-1875. Died: March 1964.”  (SS Death Index)

Yadon, Tessie (Hampden)

Mrs. J. M. Yadon died Wednesday, Jan 2, 1924, at her home of cancer of the liver after an illness lasting several months. Deceased was born in Arkansas, March 22, 1877. She is survived by her husband, four children, Ward, Wardine, Ralph and Bert; two brothers and a father. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church. Burial took place in Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-4 Jan 1924)

Yadon, Warren Clyde 

Warren Clyde, 22, son of J. M. Yadon, a pioneer of the Harrington region, and who died at his home in Spokane, Oct 24, 1929, was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery with a large attendance of old Harrington and Bluestem friends being present. He is survived by his father, one sister (Wardine), and two brothers (Bert and Ralph), all of Spokane. (Citizen-1 Nov 1929)

Yale, (Ella) May (Rich)

Ella May Yale, prepared and unafraid, answered the final call and passed on to the new and more abundant life on Monday, Aug 9, 1937. Her passing was due to myocarditis. Ella May Rich was born Sept 10, 1883, at Guthrie Center, Iowa. She attended the normal school at Cedar Rapids. She became a teacher and while teaching at Yale, Iowa, met M. V. Yale to whom she was married in 1910 in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1911 the Yales came west to WA. In 1912 they moved to the ranch 18 miles northwest of Harrington. 1914-1918 were spent in Davenport. In Oct 1918 the Yales and their 3 children moved to Harrington and established the Yale Store. Mrs. Yale was a member of Harrington Presbyterian church, Harrington Woman’s Club and OES and PEO. Surviving Mrs. Yale are her widower, M. V. Yale; one daughter, Merna; two sons, Milo and Dean Yale, of Harrington; her father, William Rich; brothers, Ed and Fred Rich; sisters, Mrs. Vava Winchell and Doris Rich. (Citizen-13 Aug 1937) (Lincoln Co Health records show her father was W. M. Rich and her mother’s maiden name was Alice Nash.)

Yale, Milo Vere  d. Feb 19, 1955

M. V. Yale of Tekoa was called with no warning Feb 19, 1955 from a healthy happy life to sudden death. He was leaving his store from the rear door, when he collapsed and died of a heart attack. Milo Vere Yale was born Dec 11, 1887 at Yale, Iowa. He was of Welch ancestry and one of 6 children. Oct 31, 1910 he married Miss May Rich. In 1911 the family came west and for a while lived at Hunters where an uncle of Mrs. Yale lived. In 1913 Mr. Yale bought a ranch near the Grant school house. The family moved to Harrington in 1917. Mr. Yale bought a stock of goods at Springdale, moved it to Harrington, and opened Yales Store, which he operated until he sold it to Dana Baker in 1945 and moved to Tekoa. He was a member of Laurel Lodge No 119. (Citizen-25 Feb 1955)

Yarwood, Catherine S., --- 1887

(No local obit was located. Catherine S. (Corbett) Yarwood was the first wife of Joseph. She died Feb 13, 1887.)

Yarwood, David S.

David S. Yarwood, 76, was instantly killed Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a Great Northern passenger train at Mohler. Mr. Yarwood was born July 19, 1852 in NY. His family moved from there to IN in his early days, and from there came to CA in 1878. Migrating from CA in 1881, the family settled in what was then Spokane County, later divided into what is now Lincoln and Spokane counties. He with his father and brothers took up homesteads in the vicinity of Harrington. In 1883 he was married to Mary L. Porter who died a year later. In 1898 he was married to Kathryn Conklin of Alpine, New Jersey. To this union one child was born which lived to be only two years old. In 1914 death claimed his wife, since which time he has resided with his brother Eli. Funeral services were held from the Mohler Methodist church , interment was made in the Harrington cemetery. (Citizen-12 Oct 1928)

Yarwood, Edward, (infant) see Geo Ed

Yarwood, Eli E.

Eli E. Yarwood passed away Wednesday at Mohler as the result of an attempt at suicide, when after slashing his throat and wrist he went to the garage, started the car and lay down to breathe the exhaust fumes. He was soon discovered by Mrs. Fred Yarwood. Mr. Yarwood had been in poor health the past two years. Undoubtedly he was in despair of his physical condition. Mr. Yarwood was born June 9, 1860 in LaGrange, IN. He came west in 1881 where he farmed west of Harrington for several years. He was the “company” at one time in the firm of Williams, Crowley & Co, and for many years conducted E. E. Yarwood’s Cash store. He was a member of Laurel Lodge, No 119, F & AM. In 1905 he was initiated into OES. Two brothers survive, Joe of Mohler and Ed of Yuma. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-19 June 1936)

Yarwood, Elizabeth ---

Yarwood, Eliza Hannah (Miss Lizzie)

The funeral of Miss Eliza Yarwood, age 76, who died at Mohler Tuesday of this week, was held at the Mohler church yesterday and burial was held in the Harrington Cemetery, the Eastern Star order being in charge at the grave. Cause of death was given as Bright’s disease. Deceased had made her home with her half-brother, E. E. Yarwood. The survivors are four half-brothers: Eli, Dave and Joe Yarwood of Mohler and Ed Yarwood of Arizona. (Citizen-16 May 1924)

Yarwood, Hannah Philbean --- 1891

No local obit was located. She was the wife of Wm Yarwood Sr. She died on their homestead on March 25, 1891. By the time the news of her illness was published in the Sprague paper, she had already been buried.

Yarwood, Howard

A very sad funeral occurred in Harrington last Sunday—sad in that it was the result of an accident which terminated fatally for little Howard Yarwood, the 8 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Yarwood of Mohler. The little fellow was run over by a wheat wagon in Mohler the latter part of last week. He was taken to Spokane, but to no avail. He died Friday night and the remains were interred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-8 Sept 1905)

Yarwood, infant  of D. S. (see Marian)

Yarwood, George Edward-no date

George Edward Yarwood was the infant son of Edward and Mabel Yarwood, burial occurring in Block 6 Lot 7.  

Yarwood, infant of J. H., --- 9-15-1933

An infant, James Hanford Jr. was buried in Block 6 Lot 7. Date is taken from city records.

Yarwood, (James) Hanford

James Hanford Yarwood died at his home in Omak January 10, 1966 of a heart attack. Hanford was born Feb 7, 1881 in LaGrange, IN, son of William Henry and Maria Yarwood. He came to Lincoln Co with his parents in 1894. He and Miss Ora M. Seidell were married June 27, 1911 and moved to Marcus where he was a mortician until 1930. That year the Yarwoods moved to Omak where Hanford became associated with his brother Ed Yarwood in a funeral home. He was preceded in death by his wife Ora in December 1962. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. (Dav Times-15 Jan 1966)

Yarwood, Joseph

The last chapter in the life history of another pioneer of this district, Joseph Yarwood, has been closed, with the coming of death from a stroke, Friday, Oct 21, 1938 in Mohler. Born in Malwarth Co, WI, Nov 8, 1858, Mr. Yarwood moved with his parents to CA and in 1880 to Walla Walla, WA, and that fall he homesteaded the farm six miles northwest of Harrington. In 1882 he married Kelly Cochet (edit: Catherine S Corbett) of Walla Walla and one son, Jesse, was born to them. In 1887 his wife died and in 1895 he married Nettie Patty (edit: Mary Catherine Bernetti Patty). For the past 45 years he has been engaged in general mercantile business. Mr. Yarwood became a Christian in 1894 becoming converted at Army Hall at Griffith, between Mohler and Ritzville. He joined the Methodist church in 1905. Surviving are his widow, Nettie; 5 sons, Jesse, Fred, Leslie, John and David; 2 daughters, Mrs. Grace Roske and Mrs. Clyde Burge; one brother, Ed Yarwood. Four brothers and one sister, all known by early day settlers in this district, Eli, Dave, Henry and Wilbur and Lizzie, have preceded Mr. Yarwood in death. (Citizen-28 Oct 1938)

Yarwood, Leslie Obed

Leslie O. Yarwood, former Mohler-Harrington boy, currently with the US Coast and Geodetic Survey Service, died in a Phoenix, AZ hospital, Sept 29, 1959. He recently underwent an operation for cancer. Les was son of the late Joseph and Nettie Yarwood. He served in the late war, with engineers in the European theatre, and saw service in France, Germany, Italy and Africa. Last rites were from the Harrington Evangelical United Brethern church, Oct 6 and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Survivors include brothers, Fred (Whitehall, MI), John E. (Mohler); sisters, Mrs. Steve Aldridge (Wenatchee), and Mrs. Clyde Burge (Davenport). A brother Dave was tragically killed in Bolivia in Jan 1952 while serving as a missionary there. (Citizen-2 & 9 Oct 1959)

Yarwood, Lizzie (see Eliza)

Yarwood, Maria C. (Cookingham)

Mrs. Maria Yarwood, whose maiden name was Cookingham, was born in Lock Berlin, NY, May 21, 1844. In early life she moved with her parents to Indiana. When quite young both parents dying, she made her home with an older sister. She was married to Henry Yarwood, Apr 30, 1868. The family felt the call of the west and came to WA in 1894. She submitted to an operation which resulted in her death in a hospital in Ritzville on Apr 12, 1918. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Charles Jarvis; and three sons, William, Hanford, and Ed. Many years Mrs. Yarwood was a Christian woman, leaving a strong testimony in favor of her faith and a beautiful hope of immortality. Her funeral was held in the Methodist church of Mohler, of which she was a member; the burial being in Harrington. (Citizen-19 Apr 1918)

Yarwood, Marian, (d/o D. S.), in 6-33

The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David S. Yarwood of Mohler died Saturday and was buried at Harrington Sunday. (LCT-14 Sept 1900) (Born 11-18-1899)

Yarwood, (Mary) Elizabeth, in 6-07

Mary Elizabeth Yarwood, aged 12, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Will Yarwood of Mohler, died at the hospital Thursday of influenza and other complications. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Wilma and Anna, and two brothers, Elsworth and Charles. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery. (Citizen-1 Nov 1918)(Born 2-03-1908)

Yarwood, Mary Lavinia (Porter), 1884

Mary L. Yarwood died 10-05-1884 in Lincoln Co, WA, documented in court house. She was the wife of David S Yarwood.

Yarwood, Nettie (Patty)

Mrs. Nettie Yarwood passed away at her home in Mohler Nov 2, 1956. Early in September she underwent an operation. Nettie Patty, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Patty, was born May 3, 1878 near Little Rock, Arkansas. Her parents decided to move west, and Apr 20, 1884, packed in a covered wagon with their nine children, started the long overland trip. The first week in Sept the wagon party arrived in the Grand Round Valley in Oregon. In 1886 the Pattys and the Moores moved to Harrington. Nettie Patty and Joseph Yarwood were married Feb 16, 1895. They made Harrington their home for a while, and owned a hotel. They later moved to Walla Walla, then Seattle, and in 1904 returned and made Mohler their home. Preceding Mrs. Yarwood in death were a son, Howard in 1905; step-son Jessie in 1949; her husband in 1938; and in 1952 her son David, a missionary in Bolivia, was tragically killed by savages. (Citizen-9 Nov 1956)

Yarwood, Ora M. (Seidell)

Mrs. Hanford Yarwood died Dec 11, 1962 at Omak following an extensive illness. She was well known in the Mohler and Harrington areas where she taught in several county schools in the early 1900’s (Edwall, Sprague, Downs, Mohler, Odessa).  Ora M. Seidell was born Dec 4, 1881 in Clinton, MO. She made her home in Mohler, and on June 27, 1911 was married to James Hanford Yarwood. The Omak community pays her high tribute for her work in the public kindergarten from 1930 to 1947. Later she conducted a private kindergarten in her home, with final classes in 1954. Besides her husband, Hanford, she is survived by one brother, Paul Seidel of Vancouver, BC; nephew William Littleton, Bonne Terre, MO, and other nieces and nephews. Following last rites at Omak, the body was brought to Harrington for burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. (Citizen-20 Dec 1962) (Born 12-04-1881)

Yarwood, Theresa J. (Himmelspach)

Theresa (Tress) Janette Yarwood, who died Sept 7, 1973 in Ephrata, was buried in Harrington Monday. Mrs. Yarwood, born Nov 19, 1881, was the daughter of Johan and Sarah Himmelspach, Saginaw, MI. In 1894 she came to WA with her parents and settled in the Fruitland-Deer Trail area of Stevens Co. In 1903 she married William Henry Yarwood; he died in March 1952. In 1909 they brought their family to Lincoln Co and settled at Mohler for 40 years. Mrs Yarwood actively served the Methodist church in both Mohler and Davenport congregations for 60 years. She is survived by two sons, Ellsworth (Pete) and Charles, both of Spokane; three daughters, Marie Borck, Ephrata; Anna Berg, Seattle and Wilma Baker, Spokane. (Citizen-13 Sept 1973)

Yarwood, Vivian, (b. 1918)

(City records show the burial of the infant daughter of Jesse and Winnie Yarwood in Block 7 Lot 1. Vivian was born in 1918. No date of death or burial was located.)

Yarwood, William “Henry” Jr.

The funeral of W. H. Yarwood, who died at Davenport last week following an attack of influenza, was held Tuesday at the Baptist church. Interment took place in the Harrington Cemetery, the members of the IOOF taking an active part. W. H. Yarwood was born in England Dec 24, 1842. When he was six, his father emigrated to the US, settling first in NY, then WI, and finally settling in Indiana, LaGrange Co, in 1860. Here he resided for 34 years, marrying Maria C. Cookingham in 1868, to whom was born 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1894 he moved to Lincoln Co, WA. During a lifetime spent in farming and mercantile business, he found time to hold places of trust in both IN and WA. Deceased served two terms as clerk of Lincoln Co. Deceased is survived by 3 sons, a daughter, a sister and 4 brothers. (Citizen-1 April 1921)

*Yarwood, William Henry “Will”

Will H. Yarwood died at his home in Davenport March 23, 1952 following a prolonged illness. He had been a resident of this area for 58 years. Born Aug 2, 1876, in the east, he came west with his parents in 1894 from LaGrange, IN, and the family settled at Harrington. As a young man he taught school at Sprague and Mohler. In the early 1900’s he worked in the mines in Stevens Co. He moved to Mohler in 1906 where he resided until 1947. He was especially interested in a good school program, having served as a school director for 25 years in the Mohler school district. Mr. Yarwood’s widow is the former Theresa Himmelspach. They were married in 1903. Besides Mrs. Yarwood, other survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Wilma Baker, Mrs. J. A. Berg (Anna), and Mrs. Lawrence Borck (Marie); 2 sons, Ellsworth C. and Charles E.; one sister, Mrs. Anna Jarvis; 2 brothers, Ed Yarwood and Hanford Yarwood. Last rites were held at the Davenport Methodist Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. (28 March 1952)

Yarwood, William Henry Sr.

Word was received from Mohler yesterday that “Grandpa” William Yarwood had passed away at the age of 87 years. He was one of those grand old men. Trained on strictly puritan lines, his life was one of the highest of integrity, with an exceptional disposition, unselfish, kind, hopeful and considerate. The deceased has been a resident of Lincoln Co for a number of years and on the organization of the county in 1883, was appointed to the office of county treasurer and honorably filled the trust. His late years has been spent in retirement, making his home with his sons near Mohler. (Citizen-July 1906) (Born 12-23-1842)

Yarwood: see also Jarvis, Anna

Young, Inez, d. Nov 15, 1967 64 yrs

Young, Marvin E.  

Marvin, 14 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. Young, of Spokane, who passed away Sept 16, 1933, was laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted at the Free Methodist church in Spokane. the lad is survived by his parents, two sisters (Esther and Hazel), Grandfather S. E. Scott… Marvin was taken suddenly ill while visiting with his cousins in the A. H. Teel family on the farm in Lord’s Valley. He injured a wart on his hand, infection set in, from which blood poisoning resulted. (Citizen-22 Sept 1933)


Zicha, Adele R.  (Della) 

Passed away Sept 5, 1982 in Davenport, WA. Survived by one son, Don Zicha; two daughters, Mrs. Louella Armstrong and Mrs. Marciel Golm; one sister, Martha Ochs… Interment at Hillcrest. (Spokesman Review) (Born 6-15-18950

Zicha, Donald L. 

Passed away April 18, 1983 at Harrington. Survived by his wife, Jeannett at the home; one son, Jeffrey & wife Marcia; one daughter, Sandy & her husband Dennis Harrell; two sisters, Mrs. Louella Armstrong and Mrs. Marciel Golm… Private interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) Don Zicha was born Dec 14, 1928 in Odessa, WA. (Funeral program)  

Zicha, Jeannette (Hose) Blk 4 Lot 2

“Jeannette Hose Zicha. Birth: Oct 7, 1930. Died: Nov 15, 2007. Burial: Nov 20, 2007.” ( Harrington City Hall records)

Zicha, Louis Leo  

Louis Leo Zicha was born at Silver Lake, MN, Nov 15, 1881, to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Zicha. He came to WA in the spring of 1898 with his parents, arriving in Ritzville. The elder Zichas homesteaded four miles southwest of Odessa, where Louis also claimed land when he became of age. He left the ranch in 1909. Louis L. Zicha and Miss Della Cordes were married Apr 19, 1916 at Odessa. In 1948 he accepted the job as chore man for his son-in-law, Herb Armstrong on the farm. In 1955 Mr. Zicha retired and with his wife moved to Harrington. Feb 13, 1962 Mr. Zicha suffered a stroke from which he did not recover. He passed away May 16 in Ritzville. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery with the Masonic lodge No 156 of Odessa in charge. Surviving Mr. Zicha are his widow, and three children, Mrs. Herbert Armstrong (Louella), Mrs. F. H. Golm (Marciel), and Don Zicha; one brother, George Zicha, and 4 sisters, Mrs. A. M. Michaelson, Mrs. Agnes Davis, Mrs. Rose Davis and Mrs. Josie Svoboda. (Citizen-31 May 1962)

Zimmerman, Evelyn, 1905-1919

Zobler, Adam (Henry)

Adam R. Zobler passed away Tuesday morning at the Riverside sanitarium in Spokane where he had been confined several months. Funeral services were held Thursday from Smiths Funeral Home in Spokane; burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington. Adam Zobler was born Feb 2, 1880 in PA. His mother died when he was a small boy, and he left the parental home at an early age to support himself. He went to Chicago where he worked in a butcher shop. His desire to see the west brought him to this community in 1902 where he first worked on the farm for the late John Unbewust. At one time he lived with the late Hughie Johnson, in the Lake Creek region, where he trapped animals. For quite some time he was employed at the former Harrington Factory. An ardent fisherman, he spent many hours with his angler friends… His survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. C. H. Martin, Lancaster, PA; Mrs. J. G. Snyder, Wellington, DE; a nephew, Harold Martin, Lancaster, PA. Adam’s brother, Rev Wm Zobler, who with his wife were here in 1941 from VA, was killed two years ago in an auto accident. (Citizen-21 Dec 1951)

Zundel, Louise M.

Passed away Oct 19, 1997 in Spokane, WA. Her home, Ritzville. She is survived by one son and his wife, Russell and Lonnie Zundel of Harrington; 3 daughters, Geri Williams & Jess, Toni Deitrich, and Frances Elam & Wm; one sister, Lydia Schell. Preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph in 1975. family graveside services were held Oct 22 at the Hill-crest Cemetery. (Spokesman Review) (Born 10-27-1910)

Zundel, Rudolph, d. 11-12-76 (age 69)

“Rudolph Zundel. Died: 11-12-1975. Birth: 2-08-1906, WA.  Spouse: Louise M. Oster. Father: Paul Zundel. Mother: Katherine Schwartz. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Rudolph Zundel, age 69.—Died Nov 12, 1975, at his farm in Harrington, WA. Surviving is his wife, Louise, at the family home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Bill (Frances) Elan, of Anchorage, Alaska; Mrs. Geri Miller, Spokane, WA; Mrs. Erv (Toni) Dietrich, Eugene, OR; one son, Russell Zundel, Harrington, WA; a sister, Mrs. Mathilda Raugust, Walla Walla, WA; 10 grandchildren; one step-grandson; numerous nieces & Nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov 15 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Rev Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. Arrangements by the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 11-20-1975)



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