Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries
Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read by Lartigues
With Additions & obituaries (+) by Marge Womach
Adwell, Charles E., 1866-1939
Adwell, Frank A,+ 1882-1914
Adwell, Hannah (added; d. March 13, 1923)
J. M. +
, d. 17 May 1904; 66 yrs , Co
D 10th IN Inf
Adwell, Samuel, 1864-1917
Alexander, Eliza I., 28 Sept 1857-3 Jan 1901, w/o William
Alexander, Harvey L., 1894-1964, sh/stone Mildred
Alexander, Mildred, 1899-1968, s/stone Harvey L.
Alexander, William ,+ d. May 1902; 49 yr 2 mos , h/o Eliza I.
Alhand, Bessie, + 1890-1912
Alhand, infant, + (no dates), d. 1912
Anderson, Axel N., 1872-1941
Anderson, Bertha Pearl ,+ d. 7-12-1910, d/o Bert, OBIT
Anderson, E. E., (added; d. 1-19-1919)
Anderson, J. Albert, + 1868-1910
Anderson, Mary Virgie (added; d. 1-09-1919)
Anderson, Mathilda, 17 Dec 1839-23 July 1910
Anderson, Olof H., 24 May 1834-20 Feb 1909
Armstrong, Elizabeth, 1871-1921, s/stone Peter A.
Armstrong, Irma B., 1904-1959, s/stone William
Armstrong, John R., 1910-1918
Armstrong, Margaret M., d. 1-21-1995, death card
Armstrong, Peter A., 1864-1952, s/stone Elizabeth
Armstrong, William, 1903-1956 , s/stone Irma B.
child of Gust,
d. May 1906,
St John’s Luth ledg.
Arndt, Johann Friedr., (added: d. 8-11-1902)
Arndt, Pauline, + 24 June 1865-3 Sept 1911, w/o Michael
Arndt, Tillie, + d. 7 May 1906; 63 yrs , w/o Michael; on Campbell stone
Arnold, James (added; d. April 1929)
Arnold, Myra E., + 27 Dec 1854-2 June 1914
Arnold, Virgie G., 25 Sept 1895-1 Mar 1920
Bacon, Russel M., + 1833-1913
Ackerman, Dennis: (added) “Dennis Ackerman. Died Airway Heights, buried Sprague.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register; listed in the 1995 funeral listings, with no other dates)
Adwell, Charles E.: (TS: 1866-1939)) “Funeral of Charles E. Adwell, Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: Jan 27, 1886; Death: Jan 7, 1939; Aged: 72 yrs 11 mos 10 days. Male, white, farmer. Birthplace: Clinton Co, Iowa. Father: Joseph Adwell, born VA. Mother: Drivalbiss, born IN. Physician: Dr Mowery of Spokane. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: Jan 9, 1939. Clergyman: M. Plankenhorn.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Adwell, Frank A.: “On Friday last at 3 p.m. at the Black home, about 9 miles southwest of Sprague, Frank Adwell committed suicide by hooting himself in the head. A Mrs. Williams, a sister of Mrs. Black, a baby daughter of Mrs. Williams and 2 daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Black, aged 6 and 8 years, were in the house. A neighbor named Beals who had been sent for by Mrs. Williams was ordered off the premises by Adwell but a few moments before. He was still near the house and came in after the shot and took the gun away from Adwell, who was still alive. Dr Bittner of Sprague was telephones for from the Potts ranch a mile away. Adwell lived but a few minutes after the arrival of the doctor, dying about 4:50. The coroner, sheriff and prosecuting attorney arrived from Ritzville about 9 p, m. and were conducted to the place by Dr Bittner. Mrs. Williams was questioned and made the statement that Adwell had threatened her life the day before in the presence of a man named James Clink and that Cliink had taken Black’s revolver with him upon leaving, saying that he and Adwell would stay together at the Murphy ranch where Clink was working for Black. The next afternoon (Friday) Adwell again appeared at Black’s home riding Clink’s horse and having in his possession Black’s revolver taken by Clink the day before. Mrs. Williams sent one of the children to the neighbors for Mr. Beals who came but was ordered off by Adwell, who he claimed drew the gun on him. Mrs. Williams who was much frightened asked him if he would murder her and leave the little girl without a mother. He replied, “no” and walked into an adjoining bed room remarking, “I’m no good here” and the shot followed immediately. This statement was corroborated by the eldest Black girl who with her 6 year old sister was standing in the bed room door. Adwell explained his appearance on Clink’s horse by the statement that Clink was in trouble with the railroad company about some ties and had decamped on his (Adwell’s) horse the night before. At this writing Clink has not been found but we understand the Adams County sheriff is trying to locate him. There are scores of stories afloat and countless theories have been expressed regarding the mysterious disappearance of Clink, the death of Adwell and other circumstances. From this mass of matter we have tried to give only such statements as have considerable foundation in fact. Adwell was buried Sunday services being held in the Lee Undertaking parlor and interment was made in Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Advocate-Nov 20, 1914)
Adwell, Hannah: (added; d. March 13, 1923) “Record of Funeral of Mrs. Hannah Adwell. Order given by C. E. Adwell, of Sprague. Funeral: March 15, 1923 at Community Church at 2 p.m. with Clay E. Palmer, clergyman. Physician: Dr. J. E. Bittner of Sprague. Death: March 13, 1923 at Sprague. Birth: Oct 3, 1843. Retired Housewife. widow. Protestant. Aged: 79 yrs 5 mos 10 days. Interment: Section 81 Grave 1.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no fee for purchase of lot) "Charles E. Adwell has been appointed executor of the last will and testament of Hannah F. Adwell, deceased, late of Sprague. The court named D. R. Cole, J. P. Hay and A. L. Smalley to appraise the estate, which is listed at about $3,000, real and personal property." (Citizen: 3-30-1923)
Adwell, J. M.: “J.
M. Adwell, aged 66 years, died at his home southeast of Sprague Tuesday from a
stroke of paralysis, which came on only four days prior to his death. Mr. Adwell
was one of the veterans of the civil war, although not a member of the GAR.
He came to this vicinity over 20 years ago and was one of the best
respected citizens in the neighborhood in which he lived. He was the father of
seven children, four girls and three boys, and these with a devoted wife mourn
the loss of the departed one. Funeral services were conducted at the family home
yesterday by Rev Williamson of Plaza. The remains were brought to the Maccabee
Cemetery in this city for interment. The services and burial were attended by a
large concourse of friends and neighbors who paid the last tribute of respect to
their departed friend with heavy hearts.” (Sprague Times-May 19, 1904)) “Lot
1, Section 81, grave 6, Maccabee Cemetery” (Sprague Mortuary ledger, shown in
record of Samuel Adwell)
Adwell, Samuel: (TS: 1864-1917)) “Record of Funeral of Samuel Adwell. White. Ordered by C. E. Adwell of Sprague, WA. Funeral: July 31, 1918 at Sprague ME Church, Rev Faulkner. Death: July 29, 1918 at Spokane. Cause of death: ruptured gall bladder. Laborer, married, Protestant. Father: J. M. Adwell. Interment: Lot 1, Section 81: Grave 1. Sam Adwell, 6. J. M. Adwell; and 8. Frank Adwell.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)
Alexander, Eliza I.: (TS: 28 Sept 1857-3 Jan 1901; w/o William) Lincoln Co Probate #481, filed Sept 7, 1901, estate of Eliza Alexander, who died Jan 3, 1901 at Sprague, intestate. Her husband was William, and their children were identified as Catherine E., 18; Thomas Franlin, a minor; and Robert, a minor. File #482 was the petition of William for the guardianship of the minor children. “Mrs. Eliza I. Alexander, wife of Wm Alexander, of Sprague, died surrounded by her family last Thursday. Mrs. Alexander was taken ill with rheumatic fever Christmas Day and suffered intense pain during her sickness. She was not considered critically ill until last Wednesday when hope of her recovery was given up.” (LCT: 1-11-1901)
Alexander, Harvey L.: (TS: 1894-1964; shared/stone Mildred)) Brief mention of Harv Alexander is made on page 45 of SLE in the article regarding mail delivery and the push cart used between the post office and the depot.
Alexander, Mildred: (TS: 1899-1968; s/stone Harvey L.)
Alexander, William: (TS: died May 6, 1902, aged 49 yrs 2 mos; a Mason; wife of Elizabeth) “Mr. Wm Alexander, aged about 45 years, died Tuesday morning at the home “Mr .Wm Alexander, aged about 45 years, died Tuesday morning at the home of Mrs. J. L. Davis, after a week’s illness with pneumonia. He was one of the best millers in Eastern Washington, and for years had been employed in the Sprague Mill. He had come to Davenport to take a position with the Big Bend Flouring Mill, when he was taken ill and a week later passed away. He leaves three children, Frank, a son, about 18 years old, employed in the post office at Sprague, a grown daughter and a nine-year-old son at Wardner, Idaho, where he had been making his home during the past year. Monday morning his condition became critical, and the son and daughter were at once notified. The former reached Davenport the same evening; and the daughter, by an all night’s drive from Spokane, reached the father’s bedside a few hours before his death, Tuesday morning. The sick man’s brother, from Wilbur, also arrived in town Monday. The remains were taken to Sprague the same day, accompanied by the family and Thos Goodlad, of the Masonic lodge, where he was buried Thursday, by the side of his wife, who died a little over a year ago. Deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge, and also the Workmen lodge, No 16, of Spokane, in both of which he carried insurance. Everything possible was done for his comfort by the members of these orders during his brief illness.” (LCT-May 9, 1902) (Edit: Wm was the husband of Eliza I.)
Allhands, Bessie: “Mrs. Bessie Allhands, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Lyttle, was born Oct 4, 1890, at Van Horn, Iowa. Died at Sprague July 16, aged 21 years, 9 months and 12 days. Death was caused by uremic poisoning following childbirth. She was married to W. R. Allhands about a year ago. The funeral was held last week Thursday and burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, parents and three sisters and a brother. (Sprague Advocate-July 26, 1912) “Card of Thanks. The husband and parents of Mrs. W. R. Allhands wish thru The Advocate to express their deep appreciation of the many kindnesses shown them by their good friends and neighbors during the illness and death of the wife and daughter.” (Sprague Advocate-July 26, 1912) “Allhands, Mrs. Bessie; female, white, married; died July 16, 1912; born: Oct 4, 1890 in Iowa; aged: 21 yrs 9 mos 18 days; housewife; Father = William A. Lytle born IL; Mother = Elsie Weins born Michigan; buried: Maccabee Cemetery on July 18, 1912; Undertaker: W. R. Lee” (WA State Death Certificate).
Allhands, infant daughter of W. R.: “Card of Thanks. The husband and parents of Mrs. W. R. Allhands wish thru The Advocate to express their deep appreciation of the many kindnesses shown them by their good friends and neighbors during the illness and death of the wife and daughter.” (Sprague Advocate-July 26, 1912) “Allhands, stillborn: death: 7-12-1912 in Adams Co near Sprague; Father = W. R. Allhands born Missouri; Mother = Bessie Lytle born Iowa; Burial: Maccabee; Undertaker: J. R. Lee” (WA State Death Certificate).
Anderson, Axel N.: (TS: 1872-1941) Axel was the son of Olof and Mathilda Johnson Anderson. He was born in April 1872 in Illinois. He worked with his brother, Albert in the butcher shop for a number of years in Sprague, as well as keeping their homesteads going. "Axel N Anderson, 70, passed away in Spokane last week Thursday and funeral services were held Monday at the Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, with Rev Roy Haskell officiating. Interment was in the family plot at Sprague. Mr. Anderson was a pioneer farmer at Sprague where he farmed forty-five years; he was a keen business man and a straight shooter. The Citizen editor knew him in the 90’s at Sprague. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Sandygren, at Spokane, but formerly of Harrington; and Mrs. Emma Womach of Ritzville; nephew, A. E. Sandygren of Harrington, one brother, Bert, at Cheney." (Citizen: undated scrapbook)
Anderson, Bertha Pearl: “Bertha Pearl Anderson, the 15 day old child of Mr. & Mrs. Bert Anderson, born June 27, died on Tuesday last after a brief life of but 15 days. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev Edwards officiating and the little form was lain to rest in Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Advocate of 7-14-1911) “Card of Thanks. To the good friends who assisted us and sympathized with us in the loss of our daughter Bertha Pearl, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Mr. & Mrs. Bert Anderson.” (Sprague Advocate-14 July 1911)
Anderson, E. E.: (added; d. 1-19-1919) “Record of Funeral of E. E. Anderson. White. Born: Finland. Order given by: Mrs. Geo Reams. Funeral: Jan 21, 1919, 2 p.m. at Sprague, with Knights of Pythias, service at the grave. Death: Jan 19, 1919. Cause: Pneumonia and influenza. Birth: Mar 22, 1875. Carpenter, Married; Protestant. Aged: 43 yrs 6 mos 27 days. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; edit: preceded in death by wife, Mary Virgie Anderson on Jan 11, 1919.) “Deaths throughout the county were numerous last week, as reported by exchanges. Sprague suffered four, three from the effects of influenza. Mrs. Mary Virgie Anderson, wife of E. E. Anderson, died Jan 9, leaving her husband and one child three years old. The husband died last Saturday from flu results.” (Dav. T-T Jan 31, 1919)
Anderson, J. Albert: “After a sickness of several weeks, during which time he received the constant ministration of his mother and sister, as well as skillful aid of physicians, Albert Anderson, passed away on the evening of the 15th, at his mother’s home in this city. He was in the prime of life, 41 years and 4 months old. The funeral services took place at the Congregational church on the afternoon of the 27th. A concourse of people came together and the singing was especially beautiful and impressive. Many followed the remains to the Maccabee Cemetery where the last rites were performed by Rev Edwards. The deceased was born at Galesburg, Illinois, where he spent most of his days and years until he came to this city in ’84. He attended school in his native city and for a time here, until he began to work for Mr. Stanton and others in the butcher business which he followed until recently. He leaves a mother, who came from Sweden to this country in ’94; two brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss. One of the sisters, Mrs. Salt, lives with the mother, Mrs. Sandygren near Harrington, and Mrs. Warwick of Ritzville, and the brothers Axel and Bert on the ranch, 10 miles west of Sprague. Albert was well and favorably known, generous and kind-hearted, as true as steel to his word, even to his injury. The aged mother has especially the sympathy of many friends.” (poem deleted; Sprague Times-Jan 21, 1910).
Anderson, Mary Virgie: (added; d. 1-09-1919) “Record of Funeral of Mary Virgie Anderson, wife of E. E. Anderson. Residence: Sprague. Funeral: Jan 11, 1919 at the Ream’s Residence at 2:30 p.m. Rev Faulkner. Physician: Dr D. Strang of Sprague. Death: 1-09-1919 at Sprague. Cause: pneumonia and influenza. Birth: Oct 30, 1893. Housewife, married. Aged: 25 yrs 2 mos 9 days. Father: Geo Reams born IN; Mother: Martha Carpenter, born NC.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; cemetery not specified, fee for purchase of lot) “Deaths throughout the county were numerous last week, as reported by exchanges. Sprague suffered four, three from the effects of influenza. Mrs. Mary Virgie Anderson, wife of E. E. Anderson, died Jan 9, leaving her husband and one child three years old. The husband died last Saturday from flu results.” (Dav. T-T Jan 31, 1919)
Anderson, Mathilda: (TS: 17 Dec 1839-23 July 1910) “Mathilda Johnson Anderson, a native of Sweden, was born in 1839, married Olof H. Anderson, and was the mother of the six known children: Emma Womach, Amanda Sandygren, J. Albert, Axel, Bert and Anna Salt, five surviving her. The children were each born in Illinois. She came to the Sprague vicinity in 1886 and resided in the Crab Creek district until her demise. They appear on the 1892 census of Lincoln County. "Funeral Notice. Mr. Mathilda Anderson. Born in Sweden Dec 17, 1841. Died in Sprague, Wash., July 23, 1910. Aged: 68 years, 7 months and 6 days. Funeral will be held Tuesday July 26 at 2 o’clock p.m. from the Congregational Church. Burial at Maccabee Cemetery." (Family scrapbook)
Anderson, Olof H.: (TS: 24 May 1834-20 Feb 1909)(TS: 17 Dec 1839-23 July 1910)) Olof H. Anderson was the husband of Mathilda Johnson Anderson. They emigrated from Sweden to Illinois where their children were born. They came to the Sprague vicinity in 1886. They were parents of Amanda (1865), J Albert (1868), Axel (1872), Emma (1881), Anna (1883) and Bert (1879). “Olef H. Anderson, a pioneer of this county, died at Sprague last week and was buried Monday.” (Citizen: 3-05-1909) Olef H. Anderson applied for his patent on April 24, 1886 and received patent in 1893 for a portion in Sec 28 Twp 21 Range 37. The Lincoln County Pioneer Association shows the family’s arrival in Lincoln County as 1886, rather than the 1884 date that appears on one of the obituaries. In 1910 the family was residing at the Clinton Hotel.
Armstrong, Elizabeth: (TS: 1871-1921; s/stone Peter A.)
Armstrong, Irma B.: (TS: 1904-1959; s/stone William
James (added; d. Sept 1974) “James
Armstrong, John R.: (TS: 1910-1918)
Armstrong, Margaret Mary: “Margaret Mary Armstrong; Died: 1-21-1995; widowed; Born: 5-17-1911 in WA; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Wash.” (Lincoln Co Health Death cards)
Armstrong, Peter A.: (TS: 1864-1952; s/stone Elizabeth)
Armstrong, William: (TS: 1903-1956; s/stone Irma B.).
Arndt, child of Gust: “Child of Gust Arndt and Wilhelmine nee Bauer was buried May 5, 1906.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register-burial location not specified)
Arndt, Johann Friedr: (added: d. 8-11-1902) “Johann Friedr. Arndt. Born 14 July 1901, Sprague, WA. Died: 11 Aug 1902, buried 12 Aug. 1902.” St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register; burial location not specified) "Arndt. Died.—On Monday, August 11, the 10 months old son of Mr. & Mrs. Gus Arndt." (Sprague Herald: August 15, 1902)
Arndt, Paulina: “Mrs. Paulliina Arndt died last Sunday of apoplexy at the Arndt home near Sprague. The funeral was held Thursday form the Congregational church, Rev Cronek of the Lutheran Church of Medical Lake officiating. Burial was made in the Maccabee Cemetery. Mrs. Arndt was born in Germany, June 24, 1866 and came to Sprague from that country some three years ago, when she was married to Mr. Arndt. One child was born to this union. Deceased was 45 years, 2 months and 10 days of age at death.” (Sprague Advocate-Sept 8, 1911) “Pauline (nee Ferch) Arndt; Born: 24 June 1866 in Russia; Died: 3 Sept 1911 in Sprague, WA; Buried: 6 Sept 1911; Sprague Cemetery.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register)
Arndt, Tillie: (TS: d. May 7, 1906 aged 63 yrs; w/o Michael; on Campbell stone) “Mrs. Otillie Arndt, wife of Michael Arndt, residing thirteen miles west of Sprague, died Monday, May 7th, at her home. She was 63 years of age. Funeral services were held at her home Wednesday, May 9th, at 10 a.m., and at the Congregational church in Sprague at 2 p.m. Interment was in Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Times-May 11, 1906) “Ottilie (nee Klatt) Arndt; Born: 14 May 1843 in Schorken, West Prussia; Died: May 7, 1906, aged 62 years 11 months 23 days; Buried 9 May 1906, Sprague, WA.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register 1898-1999) “Mrs. Ottilie Arnett (sic), aged 63, wife of M. Arnett (sic), died at her home, thirteen miles west of Sprague, on Monday of last week after a prolonged illness of consumption. Funeral services were held from the Congregational Church of this city on Wednesday. Interment was in the Maccabee Cemetery.” (LCT: 5-18-1906) Otilie Arnett appears on the Sprague 1902 census with her husband Mik, and children: Ernst, Henry and Otelie. See also SLE pages 464-5 of Martha Arndt Ludtke and her brother Paul. Paul Arnt (sic) was also on that 1902 census, living alone and working as a carpenter.
Arnold, James: (added; d. April 1929) “Record of Funeral: James Arnold. Order dated: 4-16-1929.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees included hearse, opening grave, service; no indication of burial; see Myra E. Arnold)
Arnold, Myra E.: “ Monday night, June 1, the condition of Mrs. James C. Arnold, who had underwent an operation for gallstones at Myrtle Hospital, grew worse, and as the day wore on she lapsed into unconsciousness, and passed away Tuesday afternoon. A life is not justly measured by years, nor by the accumulation of wealth, but by the intrinsic value of character. Events are the best calendars, and though these events may be the commonplace ones of everyday life, it is the sum total of them that makes for character. The kindnesses done, the comfort given, the encouragement to some lonely soul, the solace in some hours of deepest sorrow, may not singly be of much moment, but their value is beyond words and they fill the chalice of memory with choicest gems. But the humblest among us can do our full duty as it lies before us, as did this noble woman whose work on earth is finished. Myra E Berkley was born in New York in 1854. When yet a child her parents moved to Mount Carroll, Ill. Here she grew to womanhood. In July, 1876, she was married to James C. Arnold of Maquoketa, Iowa, and here they made their home for many years. To this union five children were born.—Mrs. Wallace York of Mitchell, SD; J. B. of Sterling, Col.; Charles, Edwin and Ruth of Sprague, who, with the sorrowing husband, are left to mourn her loss. Early in life she united with the Episcopal church and lived a conscientious Christian life to the end. Her faith was firm and her hope was strong in the realization of the divine promises. She had suffered much, pain and suffering had bent her form, but her lips ne’er gave out a coward’s cry, the heart was always young. We feel that as we consign her mortal remains to mother earth we can say with the poet, ‘Oh, grave, a sacred trust to thee is given. No common ashes within thy guardian arms. Securely keep this consecrated dust till quickened with new life, it shall be a glorious body fitted for the skies.’ The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, June 7, at the residence, and were conducted by the Rev Mr. Wilbur of the Congregational church. The floral offerings were very beautiful. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved husband and family. Interment in the Maccabee Cemetery. Communicated.” “We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who aided and so deeply sympathized with us in our recent bereavement. J. C. Arnold and family.” (Sprague Advocate-June 12, 1914)
Arnold, Virgie G.: (TS: 25 Sept 1895-1 Mar 1920)“Record of Funeral of Virgie G. Arnold. Born: WA. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Underwood. Charge to Edwin Arnold of Sprague. Funeral: March 3, 1920 at community Church at 2 p.m. with Rev Jonathan Edwards. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang of Sprague. Death: March 1, 1920 at Myrtle Hospital. Cause of death: General septicemia. Birth: Sept 25, 1895. Housewife, Married, Protestant. Aged: 24 yrs 5 mos 5 days. Father: B. L. Underwood, born Iowa. Mother: Hanna Jensen, born New Jersey. Interment: Section 35, E ½ Grave 2. Deed to E ½ tp C. Arnold; W ½ B. L. Underwood.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See SLE pages 707-717 on Underwood history. Virgie Gaynell Underwood married Edwin Arnold on Sept 27, 1914. She gave birth to a daughter, Doris, a year before her death.
Maccabee Cemetery Obits, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington
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