Lakeview Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                                       Data Collection by Marge Womach

                                       Located 2 miles NW of Sprague in the SE corner of S 15 T 21 R 38

                                                          abuts the Maccabee City Cemetery of Sprague

                                    Size: 10 acres, apparently abandoned; minimal care by cemetery district(?)

                                Page 87: Lakeview Cemetery contains 10 acres of land in SE corner of 15-21-38

                                                    filed 21 May 1890 by W W Sprague and Louise V Sprague.  



                                                               Page S through Z




(March 2001-work in progress)

* will denote the 1974 listing of tombstones from Lartigue's Tombstone Inscriptions.

+ will denote the 1999 listing of tombstones from internet from Ron Miller’s work.

! will denote obit available; Bold printed name is addition to tombstone listings.

? burial will denote Lakeview only available cemetery non-Catholic at that time

# will denote Funeral Home Ledger

If you have an obituary of any of these individuals or other information, death certificate etc. please contact Marge.




Cemetery listing:


Sanborn, Marshal L., 17 Nov 1889-23 Nov 1889*,  s/o F. L. & N. M.

Schrader, Wilhelm (no dates),  +* , Co E 2nd US Cavalry

Scott, Flora M., 19 June 1884-13 Jan 1888*  “our sister”

Sensney, female stillborn,  Sept 6, 1895-Sept 6, 1895,  d/o Wm & Molly

Sensney, Wilford Ray, 12 Jan 1900-20 Apr 1902+* ,  s/o W.

Sheurer, J. W., (owner of plot: Blk 1 #6, 27) (Jones Add.)

Shields, (Sarah) Nellie, 12 Jan 1868-9 Aug 1886+* , d/o W. R. (Cath. Terr. Ledger)

Sirginson, Joseph ! , 21 Aug 1826-25 May 1892+* , (veteran)

Smith, Albert M., 15 Sept 1885-14 Jan 1900+* ,  sibling of Sebert W.

Smith, infant female,   d. Aug 26, 1893; 5 mos , Lincoln Co Death Cert.

Smith, Jacob !, 11 Jul 1845-(after 1904)+ , (Co F  7th MO Inf) 1858-1912* , Co F 7th MO Inf d. 9-19-1911,  (obit) GAR

Smith, Katie E.!, 31 Dec 1871-9 Jan 1895+* , w/o Hiram R.

Smith, Lucy (McCann)Dunn ! 2 May 1856-6 Mar 1903+* ,  w/o Jacob (3rd w/o Jacob)

Smith, Mrs. Mary E.,  20 June 1825-__ Jan 1890, obit

Smith, Sebert W #!, 15 Sep 1885-1 Jul 1916+* , sibling of Albert M.

Sperry, Arthur Linn,  9 Oct 1885-25 Jun 1898+* ,  s/o W. O. & D. D.

Sperry, Daphney D., 1850-1938+* , w/o Wm

Sperry, Minnie Mellissa, 5 Sep 1875-12 Apr 1966+* ,  d/o Wm & Daphney

Sperry, William O., +  ,   no gravestone

Sperry, W. O.,  (owner of plot: Blk 1 #1, 22)(Jones Add.)

Spinning, Lloyd (no dates),* ,  inf s/o H. & Clara T. S.

Starling, J. E. ! , d. 3 July 1912; age 54 obit

Starlin, Robert R. ! ,  abt 1827      -aft 1890 +* , Co F 85th IN Inf,   abt 1825      -13 Mar 1901,  Civil War veteran

Starlin, Mrs. R. R. (Mary) ! , 14 Nov 1841-30 Nov 1899, obit

Stephens, Earl, 23 Apr 1892-25 Apr 1892+*

Stephens, Richard N.,   __ Feb 1891-29 Mar 1891+* , “5 weeks”

Stewart, Edna C. or G., __ Feb 1890-1 Sep 1890+* ,    7 mo; d/o James & Minerva

Stewart, Ethelyn M.,  __ Feb 1890-31 Aug 1890+* , d/o James & Minerva

Stips, Fred J. !,  Abt 1862     -16 Mar 1935+* ,  h/o Rose

Stips, Rose, 14 Nov 1867 -17 Oct 1943+*# w/o Fred J.

Streyffeler, Marie !, 27 Jun 1826-13 Feb 1889+* , “mother”

Streyffeler, Mary Faith Albly,   5 Jun 1889-20 June 1889* 

Stuelcke, August Carl , !  29 Aug 1865-17 Aug 1890+*

Truedson, Beatrice (Burrow) ,  abt 1875       -13 Mar 1900+* , w/o Nels

Truedson, Nels !# ,  22 Apr 1868-31 Oct 1915+* , “husband” h/o Beatrice, obit

Underwood, Franklin L., 2 Dec 1889-15 May 1891+* ,  s/o Willard & Kate

Underwood, Guy Gareld , 27 Nov 1874-7 Nov 1899+* ,   s/o Willard & Kate, OBIT

Unknown, wooden marker       *

Unknown, wooden marker       *

Unknown US Soldier !           +*   

Unknown US Soldier !           +*

Unknown US Soldier !           +*

Unknown US Soldier !             *

Vinyard, (Florence)Ethel, 5 Jul 1886-31 Oct 1886+* , d/o David & Nellie (CTL)

Vinyard, Nellie , (owner of plot: Blk 3 #18)

Wagner, Barbra (see Reding) ,                                                    *

Wallace, Netty ! , 1 Apr 1885-30 May 1892*  d/o John & Nancy

Wells, Ora M. !,  d. 29 Feb 1892,Obit; d/o Mrs. E. J. Wells

White, Ellen Bacon ,  -4 Jul 1884+* ,  w/o Henry

White, Henry L ., 19 Oct 1821-9 Apr 1888+* ,  h/o Ellen,   d. 9 Apr 1888,    Probate Record of letters

White, H. L. (heirs), (owner of plot: Blk 10 #26)

Williams, infant , 14 Feb 1895-14 Feb 1895*,  infant of L. Y. & Ida B.

Williams, Jane,  d. Feb 10, 1894; 43 years ,  ?burial; Death cert.

Williams, Leonard, 16 Aug 1897-16 Aug 1897+* , s/o L. Y. & Ida B.

Williams, Myrtle,  5 Mar 1902-9 Mar 1902+* ,  d/o Sam & (Myrtle or Laura)

Williams, Winnifred , 14 Feb 1895-3 Jun 1898+* ,  d/o L. Y. & Ida B.

Winchell, William K.,  d. 28 Aug 1898, Probate #349

Winter, Daniel ! ,  d. 28 Aug 1902, Obit: (a Mason)

Womach, James S.!,  28 Oct 1873-8 Nov 1891+* ,  s/o A. J. & Nancy A.




Data Collection:


Schraeder, William: (Eleventh Census of the US: County of Lincoln, 1890; Surviving Soldiers, Etc.) “William Schraeder: Private. Co E 2nd US Cavalry. Enlisted June 1862. Discharged June 1867. Service: 5 years. Address: Sassin PO. Remarks: Wounded in right shoulder.”


Sensney, female stillborn: (Lincoln Co Birth Record -Auditor): “Sensney, Sept 6, 1895, female, white, stillborn, at Sprague; mother is Molly Maloy, no age given, her first child; father is Wm Sensney, no age given. Return was filed by W. D. Buchanan on Sept 23, 1895.”  (Burial not mentioned in this record.)


Sensney, Wilford:  (Lincoln Co Census of 1892). W. Sensney. Age 22, b. WI, laborer.


Sirginson, Joseph G.:  (Family History as Prepared by Patt Spielbusch) “Joseph G. Sirginson was born in Cecil Co, Maryland. John married Rebecca Jane Wormell (a.k.a. Jennie Wormell) while in the East. Rebecca was born Nov 18, 1831 in Maine. Five known children were born to them: John Morris Sirginson (8 Nov 1868-7 Dec 1938); William Burgess Sirginson (2 Jan 1870-30 Jan 1905); Thomas Anthony Sirginson (1872-1950); Benjamin Church Sirginson (9 June 1975-1 Aug 1964); and Charles Ainsworth Sirginson (born 1881 and later adopted by Rebecca Wormell Sirginson Bayman and John D. Bayman). “Jennie” Sirginson and Joseph Sirginson reportedly divorced about 1881. She married John D. Bayman in 1882. John and Jennie adopted the youngest child filing on March 23, 1885 in Lincoln Co Superior Court. John D. Bayman was born on Aug 30, 1842 and died Feb 7, 1909. He is buried in Maccabee Cemetery, as is Jennie. On the 1889 census, J. D. Bayman and Jennie are with John, Wm, Thos, Ben and Chas.  Rebecca “Jennie” Bayman died in Spokane on May 4, 1930. Joseph G. Sirginson died 25 May 1892. During the adoption proceedings, though Jennie and John attested to the death of Joseph Sirginson, he had not yet died.”


Sirginson, J. G.:  (Sprague Herald of June 1, 1892) “The funeral of Mr. J. G. Sirginson, deceased, was largely attended. He was 65 years of age and had resided in Lincoln County for 13 years.”


Sirginson, Jennie W.:  “This afternoon, June 15th, at the Maccabee Cemetery, Calanthe Circle No 418, Women of Woodcraft, assisted by the Woodmen of the World, will dedicate the monument erected by the Grand Circle, W of W, to the memory of the late Mrs. Jennie W. Sirginson. The deceased lady was an esteemed neighbor of the local Circle. In accordance with the laws of the order, the members will meet to pay this last tribute of respect. All visiting members of the Women of Woodcraft and the public are especially invited. Following is the line of procession that will form at Masonic hall at 2 p.m.:--  Orator, Rev Jonathan Edwards;  Sprague Band; Circle Guards, under direction of Capt Jessie Henkel; Officers and members.  The following program will be rendered at the cemetery: Selection of Sacred Music, By the Sprague Band; Quartet, An appropriate selection by Mrs. Dutcher,  Mrs Henkle, A. Davis and L. Barton.  Recitation,  ‘Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?'’  by Irene McAllister; Eulogy upon the deceased, and the orders, By Rev Jonathan Edwards. Selection by the Band. Conclusion."”(Sprague Times of 6-15-1906)


Smith, Jake:  (Harrington Citizen of 9-22-1911) “Jake Smith died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dobson, on the farm near the Picnic grounds, Monday evening. He is one of the old pioneers of this country and for many years was closely identified with the history of Sprague, where he was always a prominent figure at annual memorial day exercises in which he took an active part. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and counted well off in possessions of this world’s goods, owning much land and other property.”  “To Break Will.  Alleging that his father made his will under undue influence, and was mentally and physically unable to know what he was doing at the time he signed the will, Jay H. Smith Thursday filed a petition in the clerk’s office asking that the will of Jacob Smith be set aside and declared null and void. He also asked that some one be appointed to take charge of the estate besides the executors, A. L. Smalley and F. J. Stipps of Sprague.  Jacob Smith, a pioneer, died near Sprague Sept 19, 1911. Before he died he willed his property, about $30,000 to his daughters, Hattie Fish, Cora Dobson, Lizzie and Mina Smith, and bequeathed to his son, J. A. Smith, $500; his step-son, Claude Dunn, $1; his step-daughter, Sarah Cady, $1,000; his daughter, Carrie Therkel, $1,000; his brother John Smith, $1,000; and his housekeeper, Mrs. Lucy Young, $500, but did not mention his son, Jay H. Smith, in the will.  The contestant sets forth that if his father had been in his right mind he would not have signed this will; that if he did sign it at all, it was due to the influence of C. L. Fish of Sprague, husband of Hattie Fish. He further states in his petition that the executors, A. L. Smalley and F. J. Stips, named executors in the will, are allowing the estate to go to waste and have allowed illegal claims against the estate and are incapable of managing the estate. Nov 11 was set as the time for the heirs to appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Residents of Sprague who are familiar with all the circumstances of the case are decidedly unwilling to believe that Mr. Smith was of unsound mind. Mr. Smith’s friends are confident that he was not a man easily influenced by anyone.  The statement that Messrs Smalley and Stips are not efficient executors will also be exceedingly hard to prove.” (10-04-1912 of Sprague Advocate)


Smith, Jacob:  (Excerpt from Citizen dated 7-09-1937) “History of 45 Year Old Lincoln Pioneer Picnics” by Minnie Melcher (Lincoln-Adams counties historian): “Forty-six years ago a group of friends and neighbors in Crab Creek district, while attending a sewing party in the farm home of Mrs. Grange Porter, talked of going down on Crab Creek for a one-day picnic, there to chat and visit in the shade of the trees on what was known as the old Coval place, one mile distant from the pioneer picnic grounds, where 27 annual picnics have been held since.... (1891) A saddle horse race was a feature event of the day. In a race between Ally Cigum and Fred Bussey, Claude Dunn, a step-son of Jacob Smith, was knocked down and run over by one of the galloping steeds. While many were very much frightened there was no cause for alarm for Claude got up, brushed the dust from his clothes and declared he was not hurt... Jacob Smith was the speaker of the day at the first picnic... I recall from memory a few of the families present. They were the : Millers, Willies, Bacons, Covals, Mathesons, Smiths, Teels, Hardings, Busseys, Thompsons, Porters and Fishs and bachelors: Tom Lakin, Wallace Crowell, Lute Bateman, Al Luce, Fred Torry and George Mathews.”


Smith, Jacob: (Census of Lincoln Co-1892) J Smith, 47, Germany, farmer;  Lucy Smith, 35, OH;  Carrie Smith, 17 NE;  Cora Smith, 15, NE;  Joe Smith, 3, WA.

Smith, Jacob:  (Sprague Advocate of Sept 22, 1911) “Jacob Smith died at his Crab Creek home Tuesday morning. He had been failing the past six months with a wasting disease becoming gradually weaker until the end came. The funeral was held Thursday from the Masonic Hall under Masonic auspices, W. A. Buckley acting as Master of Ceremonies. The body was followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Interment was held in Lakeview Cemetery. Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Carrie Thirkel of Ronon, MT; Carey Melcher and wife of Harrington; Mrs. Cora Dobson and family of Crab Creek; Mrs. Sarah Dunn of Keystone; Asa McCann and family of Ritzville; and John Smith and family of Crab Creek. Jacob smith was born in Baden Germany, July 11, 1845. Died at Sprague, Sept 19, 1911; aged 66 years, 2 months, and 8 days. He came to America with his father who was exiled for taking part in the rebellion of 1849. The father was for years a pilot on the Mississippi River. Jacob was raised and educated in St Louis and on June 1, 1861 he responded to the first call of President Lincoln and enlisted as a drummer boy at the age of 16 in the 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry for a 3 year term. This company was known as the Irish Brigade. He served under Generals Lyons, Freemont, Logan and McPherson and participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Bayou Preis, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill and Big Black Battle. He saw Pemberton surrender to Gen Grant. He re-enlisted in 1863 and his old company was consolidated with the 11th Missouri and he participated in the battles of Nashville, Mobile, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. He was mustered out Jan 15, 1866 as Senior Principal Musician of his regiment. He was decorated with a star by Col Buchanan for his bravery at Vicksburg in 1863. After the war he farmed near Springfield, IL and in 1873 went to Nebraska where he took up a soldier’s homestead. He was appointed post master at Hanson, Nebraska by Pres. Hayes. In 1883 he came to Sprague country and took up a pre-emption on Crab Creek and has since resided there and in Sprague, being a grain buyer in this city for a number of years. He died on or near the old claim which he took up in 1883. In Illinois in 1866 he married Miss Mary Graham and to this marriage was born one child, Mrs. Hattie fish of Sprague. He took a second wife, Miss Hattie Gould in Nebraska and to them were born Jay, now in California, and Mrs. Carrie Thirkell of Ronan, MT, and Mrs. Cora Dobson of Crab Creek. He took a third wife, Mrs. Lou (Lucy) Dunn, a widow with two children, Claud living near Waterville and Mrs. Sarah Cady of Crab Creek, and to this union were born Joe, Lizzie and Mina of Sprague and one child, Bernie, now dead. Mr. Smith was Post Commander of the Sprague GAR post, a prominent Mason and first President of the Lincoln County Pioneer Association. He was a member of the National Dry Farm Congress, a prosperous and successful farmer, his possessions including a handsome town house and several thousand acres of fertile wheat land in the Sprague country. He was honest, conscientious and one of the men always in the lead in all progressive movements.”


Smith, Katie: (Lincoln County Times dated 1/18/1895) “Mrs. H. R. Smith, of Sprague, the lady who was so horribly burned on New Year's evening by an exploding lamp, died Wednesday morning from the terrible injuries she received on that occasion. She made a hard fight for life, but it was known from the minute the physician took charge of the case that her injuries would prove fatal.”


Smith, Lucy:  (Sprague Times of March 13, 1903) “Mrs Lucy Smith, wife of Jacob Smith, died at her home in this city Friday, March 6th, after an illness of several months. The burial took place Sunday in Lakeview Cemetery, the order of Eastern Star, of which the deceased was a member, performing the last rites. Mrs. Smith was one of the best known women in this community, having lived here nearly 20 years. She was a good Christian woman, a faithful loving wife, a kind and thoughtful mother. Lucy McCann was born in Wisconsin in 1857. When a young lady she married Robert Dunn and lived happily with him for 11 years, when he died in Kansas. Four children were born of this union, two of which, Claude and Sarah, survive. She came to Sprague in 1884 and on Sept 24, 1886 was married in this city to Jacob Smith, a well known and prosperous farmer. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living. Mrs. Smith also leaves 4 brothers and 4 sisters to mourn her demise. They are Asa, Pete, Grant and Wesley McCann, Mrs. Finnell, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Corcoran and Mrs. Chambers. Of her step-children, Mrs. C. L. Fish of this city and Mrs. Dobson of Harrington are well known here.”


Smith, Mrs. Mary E.:   (Sprague Herald of 23 Jan 1890)  “Mrs. Mary E. Smith, who died at her home ten miles south of Sprague last week and was buried in the Lake View Cemetery, last Wednesday, was the mother of Mrs. J. M. Brown of this city. Mrs. Smith was born on June 20, 1825, in North Carolina. She was a member of the Methodist church for a long time and was a member of the Christian church for 14 years. W. T. Koontz officiated at the burial.”


Smith, Sebert:  (Sprague Advocate of July 7, 1916) “Sebert Smith, son of W. L. Smith of Lamont and Mrs. Annie Rogers of Amber, was instantly killed at Wallace, Idaho, July 1st, 1916. Mr. Smith with another employee of the Washington Water Power Co was connecting the Heller Park line to the high power line and were working several feet below the high power carrying 60,000 volts when in some manner probably by lightening, a circuit was made resulting in the death of Mr. Smith and the serious injury of the other workman. The body was brought to Sprague on Tuesday and the funeral was held on Wednesday from the Methodist church, Rev. Cook officiating. Burial was made in Lakeview Cemetery beside a twin brother who died in 1900. Sebert Smith was born near Louisiana, Missouri, Sept 18, 1885. He came with his parents to this city in 1888 where his father W L Smith worked in the shops for 6 years afterwards moving to a farm near Lamont. He was a barber by trade and had only worked for the WWP Co about 3 weeks when the accident occurred. He was unmarried.”  Sebert W. Smith was reportedly born Sept 9, 1885 in MO and died from electrocution at Wallace, Idaho. His age was given as 30 years, 9 months and 22 days. His parents were shown as W. L. Smith, born MO, and Annie M. Hobbs, born MO. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery. (Sprague Funeral Ledger of 1914-1927)

Smith, Sebert’s twin......... d. abt 1900 (b. 9-18-1885)


Sperry, N. V.: (Sprague City Census of 1902) “Sperry, N. V., m, 60, IL, marr, saloonkeeper; Sperry, D. D., f, 53, IL, marr;  Sperry, M. M., f, 24, IL, single, teacher.”


Spinning, Lloyd, child of H. & Clara: Howard Spinning on the 1892 census is listed as age 37, born IN, with occupation as county clerk; his wife is listed as Clara A, age 29, b. IN. No children are listed for them on this census.


Starlin, Jacob E; d. July 03, 1912; age 54.

Starling/ Starlin, J. E.: (Sprague Advocate of July 12, 1912)  “J. E. Starlin, an old resident of Sprague, passed away last Wednesday morning after a short illness. He was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon and Tuesday his condition became so serious that his relatives were hastily summoned, but by the time they arrived he was unconscious, in which state he remained until the end, which occurred at 4 AM Wednesday.  Deceased was 54 years of age and came from Iowa to Sprague in 1884; was married here in 1885, and remained here till 1900 when he moved to Spokane and from there to Rossland, returning here in February of this year where he has resided until the last. He leaves a wife, a daughter, a son, three sisters and one brother. The funeral was held at the undertaking rooms Thursday, Rev. J. H. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Lake View Cemetery.”  “Jacob E. Starling, male, white, married, born Feb 2, 1858 in Ohio, died July 3, 1912, cause dysentery, contributory diabetes, age 54 yrs 5 mos 1 day; occupation blacksmith; father was Robert Starling born Ohio and mother was Mary Smith born Ohio. Informant was Frank Starling of Edwall. Place of burial was listed as Maccabee Cemetery, undertaker W. R. Lee.” (Death Certificate, Wash St Board of Health, furnished by the Lincoln County Museum and Historical Society.)


Starlin, Mary Margaretha; b. Nov 14, 1841; d. Nov 30, 1899

(The Sprague Times of Dec 8, 1899)  “Last Saturday morning a large assembly of relatives and friends followed the remains of Mrs. Mary M. Starlin to their last resting place in Lakeview Cemetery. Mary M. Starlin departed this life Nov 30, 1899, at her home at Tyler. She was born in Green county, Indiana, Nov 14, 1841, and was 58 years 16 days old at the time of her death. She resided in Lincoln County for over 15 years and was known by many persons who regret her departure from this life. Besides her husband, she leaves five grown children who will ever cherish the memory of a kind and loving mother. The children are: J. E.  and Frank Starlin of Sprague, Mrs. Gowan and Mrs. Oliver of Seattle, and Mrs. Mearson of Ellensburg.” “Card of Thanks. We desire to thank the many friends for their kindness and assistance during the sickness of our wife and mother, Mary M. Starlin. Mr. Starlin and Family.”


Starlin, Robert R.: (Eleventh Census of the US, Special Schedule: Surviving Soldiers, Etc., Enumerated in June 1890, County of Lincoln.) “Robert R. Starlin. Private. Co F 85th IN Inf. Enlisted July 15, 1862. Discharged May 21, 1865. Served 2 yrs 10 mos 6 dys. PO Address = Sassin, Lincoln Co, WA. Disability incurred: Dyspepsia.” (Lincoln County Times of 3-22-1901) “R. R. Starlin, a Civil War veteran, died at his home, 12 miles north of Sprague, Wednesday of last week. Mr. Starlin was 76 years old and has resided in that section for many years. The burial occurred last Friday morning, March 15th, under the direction of the GAR, to which order Mr. Starlin belonged.” This obituary in the Davenport Tribune of March 28, 1901, column heading “Rockdale” reads: “One of our old time residents, R. R. Starlin, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, March 13th of heart failure. He was buried at Sprague Cemetery beside his wife who died a little over a year ago. Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Starlin of Spokane attended the funeral of R. R. Starlin last Friday.”


Starlin, Robert (1892 Lincoln Co Census) Starlin, R. R., m, 65, OH, farmer; Mary, f, 47, IN;  Francis, m, 16, IA. 


Starlin, J. E. (family in Lincoln Co Census of 1892) Starlin, J. E., m, 23, OH, blacksmith; Starlin, Effie, f, 23, OR; Starlin, Claude, m, 5, WA; Starlin, Nettie, f, 3, WA.  


Stipps, Fred J.: (Davenport Times-Tribune of March 7, 1935) “Fred J. Stipps, age 73, a resident of Lincoln County for 50 years, died late Monday at his home in Sprague. He was born in Wisconsin and homesteaded near Harrington in pioneer days, later operating a shoe shop at Sprague. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years. The funeral will be held at the Masonic Temple in Sprague at 1:30 PM today, Thursday. Mr. Stipps is survived by his wife.”


Stips, Fred:  Attributed as a member of Henrietta Chapter No 8, Order of Eastern Star.


Stips, Rose:  “Rose Stips; Born Nov 14, 1867; Died Dec 17, 1943; female; widow; born Richfield Center, Ohio; Father = George W. Hughes born Scotland; Mother = Nancy Pollard born Acron, Ohio; Cause of death = cancer; Physician = Dr. G. H. Howard; Place of burial = Old Part of Maccabee, Sprague; Funeral Service at Masonic Hall; Interred 12-20-43. Total amount of Bill = $517,24.” (Sprague Funeral Home Ledger of 1937-1947)


Streyffeler, Mary:  (Sprague Herald of 21 Feb 1889) “Mary Streyffeler was born in Switzerland on the 29th of June, 1826; emigrated to America in 1849 and lived in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois until she, with her children, started to this place on the 28th of Jan, 1889, when by exposure of the trip and her age she sank under the pneumonia and closed this life on the 13th. She was a consistent member of the German Evangelical church for 22 years and kind and affectionate mother, bringing her household up to honor that God she loved. She gave full assurance till the last of her faith in Christ. Her funeral was preached by the writer and her body laid in Sprague Cemetery to wait the resurrection of the just. W. T. Koontz, Pastor ME Church.”


Stuelke, August: (Sprague Herald of Aug 20, 1890) “August Stuelke, a railroad employee, died at his home in this city, Sunday, after an illness of five weeks. He was 25 years of age and had been married only about six weeks. Burial was from the Methodist church yesterday.”


Thorpe, F. O.:  “Died.  F. O. Thorpe, Esq, who has been quite sick for ten days, died at the law office of N. T. Caton at 2 o’clock a.m., Wednesday. Attorney Thorpe came to Sprague from Helena, Mont., about five months ago and located in the practice of his profession, occupying desk room in the office with Judge Caton.  He came to Montana from his native state of Wisconsin, where he had held offices of trust, and was for a number of years a member of the senate of that state. He leaves a wife here and a son in Montana.” (Sprague Herald of 2-20-1890)  “Buried. The remains of the late F. O. Thorpe were buried from Jones’ Undertaking rooms Tuesday. His brother, Dr. Thorpe, chief physician for the Missouri Pacific system of railways, when notified of the death of his brother, telegraphed Sheriff Fish to have the deceased body embalmed and await further orders. The sheriff Monday received a telegram from Dr. Thorpe that on account of self illness he could not come, and ask that the body be interred here for future removal to its former home in the East.” (Sprague Herald of 3-06-1890)


Truedson, Nels: (Census of Lincoln Co-1892) Nels Truedson, 23, MN, farmer.

Truedson, Nels: (Sprague Advocate of Nov 5, 1915) “Some time between one and two o’clock on Sunday morning Nels Truedson, Ted Walker and Arthur Wilson on their way to the Truedson ranch from Sprague met with an accident in which Mr. Truedson lost his life... Mr. Truedson, who was driving, turned the wheel sharply resulting in crushing the wheel down allowing the axle to strike the ground. It is supposed that the machine turned end over end throwing out the occupants, breaking Mr. Truedson’s neck... The funeral was held on Thursday from the Congregational church and burial was made in Lakeview Cemetery. Nels Truedson was born in Sweden, April 26, 1869, died Oct 31, 1915, being 46 years, 6 months and 5 days old at death. When about a year ago he came with his parents to America and the family settling at Red Wing, Minnesota, where he lived until the early 90’s when he came west and settled in the Sprague vicinity. On Dec 14, 1896, he was united in marriage to Miss Beatrice Amy Burrow, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Burrow. To the union two children were born, George aged 17 and Lena aged 15. On March 13, 1900, Mrs. Truedson was called to the beyond and the following year Mr. Truedson was married to Miss Lorena Burrow, sister of his deceased wife. Three children were born to this marriage, Edward aged 13, Nettie 11, and Myrtle 8. The wife and all of the children survive. Besides these an aged mother, three sisters and one brother living in Minnesota, two brothers in North Dakota and one brother in Montana also survive. One brother Arthur of Big Sandy, MT, came for the funeral. The mother also started and reached St Paul but was unable to complete the journey. Mr. Truedson was a successful farmer having secured a competency represented by 460 acres of fertile wheat land lying midway between Sprague and Edwall. He was a reliable citizen, a good husband and father and his sudden taking away was a decided shock to his loved ones. He was raised and confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran church.”  The Sprague Funeral Ledger of 1914-1927 confirms the details of much of this obituary.


Underwood, Guy  (Register of Deaths in Spokane City) “Guy Underwood, d. Nov 7, 1899, age 25, married. Cause typhoid fever; b. Iowa; reside Sprague; laborer; father = Willard Underwood born IL; mother = Kate Bruce.  (Census of Lincoln Co-1889)  Underwood, Willard, 42, male, IL;  Underwood, Georgie, 42, f, Iowa;  Underwood, Bert, 15, male, Iowa;  Underwood, Guy, 13, male, Iowa;  Underwood, Laura, 11, f, Iowa.   (Index to Marriages-Lincoln Co) License and marriage were dated Nov 1, 1898. Record is in Vol. B page 341. Bride was Mary McDonald, age 21, residing Sprague, daughter of John McDonald and Agnes Irwind. Groom was Guy Underwood, 23, residing Sprague, born IA, farmer, son of Williard Underwood and Kate Bluree. Wedding was performed by Justice of the Peace, O. B. Parks; witnesses were Mrs. Mary McIntosh and R. A. Burge. (The 1902 census for Mary McDonald Underwood shows her as remarried to Thos A. Sirginson, and with her son by Guy, Gerald Underwood, age 2 yrs.) Guy Underwood, son of Willard Underwood and Georgianna Bruce, was born Nov 27, 1874 and died Nov 7, 1899. Frank L. Underwood was born Jan 25, 1890 and died March 15, 1891. The parents and other siblings are buried in Maccabee; a comprehensive family history is available in “Sprague Lamont Edwall” (The Sprague Advocate, Friday, November 10, 1899) DIED--At Spokane, Washington, Tuesday, November 7th,1899 Guy G. Underwood, aged 25 years.  Mr. Underwood had been in poor health for several months but not until the last two weeks was it thought that his life was in danger.  Every thing was done for him in Sprague that could be, but as a last resort it was decided to send him to the hospital in Spokane.  He was taken up on Tuesday morning but only lived a few hours after reaching there.  His remains were brought back to Sprague Tuesday night.  Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock the funeral services were conducted by Rev B. L. Hicks at the Methodist church in the presence of a large concourse of friends, relatives and bereaved ones.  It was a most pathetic and touching service, appealing to the sympathies of all.    " Guy Girald Underwood  was born Nov. 27, 1874 in Madison Co., Iowa.  His parents moved to this State shortly afterwards and have lived within a few miles of Sprague for a number of years and many residents here have seen Guy grown from a boy to a manly well-respected citizen and all mourn his early death.  About a year ago he was married to Miss MARY MCDONALD and a short time since, a child was born to them.  His parents and several brothers and sisters reside in and around Sprague and our sympathies go out to these bereaved ones whose hearts are filled with the shadow of a great sorrow." * submitted by Barbara Curtis


UNKNOWNS:  “Six handsome headstones for soldiers’ graves arrived Friday of last week from Boston, Mass. The United states provides these headstones for all soldiers. One of them was placed at the grave of David Henderson, one at the grave of J. M. Adwell, and four were marked ‘unknown.’  The tablets for those who were known were lettered with their names, and the company and regiment in which they served. The headstones were consigned to J. J. Brown, excommander of Philo Buckman Post, GAR. Another tablet is on the way for Comrade Julian Orlowski, deceased.” (Sprague Advocate of June 15, 1906)


Wallace, Netty daughter of John and Nancy: (1890 Census of the US, Lincoln Co: Surviving Soldiers, Etc.) John Wallace. Private. Co D 10th IL Inf. Enlisted Sept 6, 1861. Discharged July 13, 1865. Served 3 yrs 1 mo. Address: Crab Creek PO.


Wallace, Netty:  (Sprague Herald of June 1, 1892 notes:) Sudden death of 7 year old girl of Mr. John Wallace, who resides 10 miles northwest of Sprague. Netty fell from the wagon that her father was driving in Memorial Day parade, broke her neck and died instantly. The funeral was Wednesday.


Wells, Ora M.:  (Sprague Herald of March 2, 1892) “Last Monday afternoon Miss Ora M. Wells, daughter of Mrs. E .J. Wells and sister of Mr. R. L. Wells, died after an illness of some months... The immediate cause of death was heart disease. Funeral services were held in the Congregational church after which remains were laid away in the Lakeview Cemetery....” 


Winchell, William K ,  (Lincoln Co Probate #349, filed 25 May 1899)  William K. Winchell.  Died 28 Aug 1898 in City of Sprague. No will; unmarried; brother & sister in Ohio.  Bill of R. R. Jones for $73, $5 dig grave, $5 for service, $10 hearse, $5 Lot in Cemetery.


Winter, Daniel:  (Lincoln County Times of Sept 5, 1902) “Daniel Winter, an old and respected Sprague citizen, died at 1:40 AM last Wednesday, after an illness of only sixty hours. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Masons. The remains were followed to their last resting place in Lakeview Cemetery by a large crowd of sorrowing friends.”  "Daniel Winter, an old and respected citizen, died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, after an illness of only about 60 hours. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church yesterday afternoon conducted by the Masons.  The remains were followed to their last resting place in Lakeview cemetery by a large crowd of sorrowing friends.   A story of Mr. Winter's life would be full of interest had we space to give it.  Some idea of his travels, however can be gained from this brief sketch.  Mr. Winter was born in Liverpool, England, in November, 1824.  While yet a young man he came to the United States, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned the tanner's trade.  From there he went to Honduras on a business venture which was unsuccessful.  In coming back he was shipwrecked and taken to Key West where he had a siege of the yellow fever.  He made his home there and in the West Indian Islands until 1871, being in business and amassing a considerable fortune.  Mr. Winter was married to his first wife in Key West and there his only child, now Mrs. S. A. Fullquartz, was born.  After leaving Key West he came to the Pacific coast and made his home in Oregon and California until 1887.  In that year he was sent by the government to Sitka, Alaska, for the purpose of teaching trade of shoemaking to the Indians.  Mr. Winter came to Sprague in 1890 and resided here since.  At the time of his death he was justice of the peace, police judge, and clerk of the school board, showing that he had the confidence of his fellowmen and took an active part in public life.  For a man of his age, nearly 78 years, he retained his faculties remarkably well and was spry and active.  He was well educated and with his knowledge of foreign countries was a splendid entertainer.  He was a man of sunny disposition with a kind and hearty greeting whenever he met you.  He was a member of the Christian church, Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.  He had been married three times, his present wife being sick at the home of her son in Kirtland, was unable to attend the funeral.  At several times in his life he was quite wealthy, yet he died a poor man.  However, if his heavenly reward is in keeping with his earthly life, he is wealthy now." (Sprague Times, Aug 29, 1902) Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Womach, James Samuel:  Sprague Herald excerpt of Nov 11, 1891, “At an early hour Monday morning Abe Whitestein came into the city with the information that James Womach, a young man aged eighteen years, in the employ of I. Revenaugh as a farm hand, had killed himself accidentally with a revolver. Prosecuting Attorney Merritt instructed Justice Pendleton to act as coroner and hold an inquest at the place of the tragedy....”  Family History: James S. Womach was born Oct 28, 1873 near Atchison, KS, the 7th child of Allen Jones and Nancy (Crocker) Womach. The family reportedly arrived in the Ritzville, WA vicinity in 1888, from Milton, OR. The family was never satisfied with the results of the coroner’s jury and inquest, and erected a tall stone with the following inscription: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter and like a lamb, dumb before his shearer, opened he not his mouth, for his life is taken from the earth.”



 Lakeview Cemetery, Sprague, Washington submitted  to the Lincoln County 

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