Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                      Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read  by Lartigues


                                                                  With Additions & obituaries (+)  by Marge Womach




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Cady, Edward W.,  +  1876-1950

Caldwell, Eugene S., 16 Jan 1867-28 Nov 1904   

Caldwell, Seth Thomas,  d. May 10, 1917,  obit

Callan, Della, +  d. 10-31-1976,  Cath. ledger 

Cameron, Bessie J., 1878-1964

Cameron, Blanche, (see Mills)

Cameron, Elizabeth A., 1858-1929; OES

Campbell, Babe, d. 9 Feb 1922; (with Laura Anna),  inf/o Jos E. & Laura A.

Campbell, Doris (added; d. Aug. 1935) 

Campbell, Freddie Ernest ,+   30 Dec 1893-20 Aug 1904, s/o Rufus & Ada

Campbell, George W.,   +  d. May 18, 1913,  obit

Campbell, Hazel F.,     1872-19    )  ,  s/stone Percy F.

Campbell, infant of Eugene (added; d. 1918) 

Campbell, James A., ! 1866-1918, obit date 5-30-1918

Campbell, Laura Anna & baby, 26 Mar 1899-9 Feb 1922, w/o Jos Elbert

Campbell, Percy F., 1890-1970

Campbell, Rufus H.,  +  23 May 1861-4 Oct 1909

Campbell, Tillie B.,  +  10 Nov 1879-14 June 1908,   d/o M. & Tillie Arnet

Carter, Aileen M.,  d. 6-13-1997, St John’s Luth ledg.  

Carter, John (added: d. 1-29-1984) 

Catterson, David G.,  6 Apr 1920-11 Nov 1920

Circle, Bryan Lee,  1900-1964

Circle, David W.,  1865-1920

Circle, Sarah, 1874-1968

Clark, Harry,  1863-1941

Clark, Louisa, 1871-1957

Clark, Louis H.,4 Oct 1902-5 Feb 1906, s/stone Vivian

Clark, Vivian, 16 Jan 1905-16 Jan 1905,  s/stone Louis H.

Clemans, Horton H., 1860-1914

Coble, Emily, 1896-        )

Coble, Henry Franklin,  20 July 1887-25 June 1939, WA Pvt Btry A 346, Field Arty WW Il, OBIT

Coe, Emma E., 1872-1940

Coleman, Sarah Jane, +  22 Mar 1825-22 Dec 1911; mother   

Collins, infant of Malcolm, April 1939 (only),  inf/o M. & Dorothy

Collins, Sarah Ann (added; d. 11-17-1937)

Colvin, Wesley E.,  +   d. 4-06-1998,  St John’s Luth ledg.

Conlee, L. A., d. 24 June 1895; aged 38 yrs

Cook, Bard, 1879-1967, s/stone Pearl Lee

Cook, Dock , 27 Mar 1893-22 Apr 1959

Cook, Louetta, 1911-        ) , s/stone Roy W.

Cook, Mary Jane (added; d. 10-10-1916) 

Cook, Pearl Lee, 1888-1956, s/stone Bard

Cook, Rosa , 1886-1971, s/stone William

Cook, Roy W., 1904-1968, s/stone Louetta

Cook, William , 1875-1945,  s/stone Rosa

Cooper, Josephine,  27 Nov 1912-31 July 1914

Cordill, Carrie J., +  6 Dec 1898-6 Sept 1912, d/o N. A. & Cora A.

Corporan, Lottie Gertrude, 1905-1938

Countryman, Albert W., 1898-1972; father, s/stone Laveda

Countryman, Emma C., 1862-1959, s/stone George W.

Countryman, George W., 1862-1949, s/stone Emma C.

Countryman, Laveda, 1900-       ); mother , s/stone Albert W.

Cox, Jane A., 1862-1939

Cox, Phillip P.,  d. Sept 4, 1909,  obit

Craig, Janet ,  +  1847-1911

Craig, William P. A., 1824-1902,  h/o Janet C.

Cree, Bessie Helen ,  + 28 Oct 1898-10 Jan 1910, d/o Dan & Martha

Cree, Daniel,  +   d. 2 Oct 1912; aged 70 yrs

Cree, Daniel James, 1900-1951

Cree, Gordon James, 1922-1961

Cree, Martha (added; d. 4-20-1932) 

Crews, Annalee, 1910-1914, d/o W. H. & Nell

Crews, William H., 1886-1919

Cushman, Doris, 1902-1961,  s/stone Louis

Cushman, Dr Frederick L.,  1847-1907   

Cushman, Louis,  (no dates), s/stone Doris

Cushman, Rhoda Ann,  1868-1952




Obituaries and Documentation-Maccabee


Cady, Edward W.:  (TS: 1876-1950) 


Caldwell, Eugene S.: (16 Jan 1867-28 Nov 1904)  “Eugene S. Caldwell who was stricken by apoplexy on Thanksgiving day died Sunday night in his room at Hotel Sprague after a brave fight for recovery.  Deceased was 36 years of age. He had lived in Sprague for nearly eight years and had many friends. Many knew him only by his nickname “Joe Bush” yet always found him the same whole souled, good hearted fellow. Two of his brothers, E. V. and J. H., reside in this city. Another brother, Robert, lives at Northport and came down for the funeral. His father and sister live near St Louis, MO.  The burial took place Tuesday from Fisher & Buchanan’s undertaking parlors. The remains were followed to the Maccabee Cemetery by many of his friends.” (Sprague Times-Dec 2, 1904) 


Caldwell, Seth Thomas: d. May 10, 1917 “Seth Thomas, the two and a half year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Harve Caldwell, who had been ill for about ten days passed away on May 10, of tuburcular meningitis. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Lee Undertaking parlors, Rev W. W. Cochrane officiating and burial was made in the Maccabee Cemetery.”  “Card of Thanks. We extend sincerest thanks to those who aided us in our recent bereavement. J. H. Caldwell and Family.” (Sprague Advocate-May 18, 1917)  “Record of Funeral of Seth Thomas Caldwell. White. Born: WA. Order by J. F. Caldwell, Sprague. Funeral: May 12, 1917, at Parlors, 2:30 p.m. with Rev Cockran. Death: May 10, 1917, at Myrtle Hospital, tuburcular meningitis. Aged: 2 yrs 10 mos 5 days.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; Interment not specified: outlay for purchase of grave and for opening of grave; parental information not shown) 


Caldwell, Seth Thomas: (added;  d. 11-10-1925) “Record of Funeral of Seth Thomas Caldwell. Born: Missouri. Residence: Sprague.  Order by J. H. Caldwell, Sprague. Funeral: Nov 12, 1925 at Lee Chapel, 2 p.m. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Death: Nov 10, 1925, at Sprague ranch. Cause: (not shown); Birth: July 10, 1838; Aged: 87 yrs 3 mos 0 days. Retired Farmer. Father: John Caldwell, born MO; Mother: Pauly Kincaid, born MO. Interment: Maccabee, Section 24, grave 2.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee shown for cemetery lot)


Callan, Della: (added: d. 10-31-1976)  “ Della Callan;  Died: 10-31-1976; Burial: Maccabee” (Sprague Catholic Ledger) 


Cameron, Bessie J.:  (TS: 1878-1964) See SLE page 516, sister to Blanche Mills, niece of S. C. Kinch, the prominent druggist in the early 1900’s in Sprague. On the 1902 City of Sprague census, she was aged 23, born in California. She became a nurse, worked for Dr E. C. Hamley at Sprague in the Myrtle Hospital and nursed in Portland, Oregon for 25 years. She apparently did not marry.


Cameron, Blanche: (see Mills)


Cameron, Elizabeth A.: (TS: 1858-1929; OES)  See SLE 464, sister to Fred Lucas (Sr.). The business directory by R. L. Polk for 1908-1909 shows Lizzie A. Cameron, widow of Wm Cameron, residing within the city limits and Blanche Cameron (asst postmaster) and Bessie Cameron (nurse) were residing with her.


Campbell, babe:  (TS: d. 9 Feb 1922; shared with Laura Anna; inf/o Jos E. & Laura A.)


Campbell, Doris:  (added; d. Aug. 1935) “Record of Funeral: Mrs. Doris Campbell. Born: England. Residence: Sprague. Wife of Jess Campbell. Funeral: Aug 10, 1935. Order date: Aug 10, 1935. Funeral at Lee Chapel in Sprague with Rev Rein of Ritzville, WA. Death: (not shown). Place of death: Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA. Cause of death: carcinoma. Housewife. Married. Protestant. Aged: 32 years. Interment: Maccabee.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Campbell, Freddie Ernest:  (TS: 30 Dec 1893-20 Aug 1904; s/o Rufus & Ada) “Freddie Campbell, the eleven year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Campbell, was drowned in Lake Colville about 10 o’clock last Saturday morning. There are several versions to the cause of the accident, possibly none of which are correct. It was told to a Times reporter in this manner: Freddie and Claude McElwain, a boy about his own age, were in a boat near the shore fishing, while a five-year-old Campbell boy watched them from the shore. A sudden whirlwind caught the boat and drifted it quite a ways out from shore, frightening the occupants. Thinking they could swim to the shore with the boat they jumped into the water and made the attempt but the wind drove them farther out. At this the little fellow on the shore got frightened and ran to the section crew working near by for assistance. As Max Daweritz, the foreman, came upon the scene the McElwain boy was staying with the boat while the Campbell boy was making for the shore. Daweritz stripped off his clothing and started  to swim out to the Campbell boy but when within about 15 feet of him, he went down for the last time. Daweritz instructed the other boy to stay in the boat and drift to the other shore, which he did. From Saturday afternoon until Tuesday night, dozens of men with every available boat, dragged the lake for the body and used quantities of dynamite attempting to raise it. Wednesday morning the body was found floating on the surface not far from where it went down. The funeral services were held at the family residence yesterday afternoon and the remains were buried in the Maccabee Cemetery. Freddie was a promising boy and a general favorite with his playmates. The shock of his sudden death prostrated Mrs. Campbell and caused much grief to the other members of the family all of whom have the tenderest sympathy of their neighbors and friends. (Sprague Times-Aug 26, 1904)

Campbell, George W: (added; d. May 1913)  “Geo W Campbell, son of Mrs. Rufus Campbell, died Sunday of meningitis following an operation for an abscess of the skull. He lived 16 days but failed to rally. He was born June 23, 1888 near Sprague, being 24 years, 10 months and 25 days old at death.  The funeral was held Tuesday from the M E Church, Rev Owen officiating and burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother, five brothers, Thomas, Edward, Lee, Jesse and Jean and two sisters, May and Irene.” “Card of Thanks. We wish to express to the friends who assisted us during the illness and death of our son and brother our heartiest thanks. Your sympathy and aid at such a time was very comforting. Mrs. R. Campbell and Family.” (Sprague Advocate-May 23, 1913)


Campbell, Hazel F.:  (TS: 1872-19__; s/stone Percy F.)


Campbell, infant of Eugene:  (added; d. 1918) “Record of Funeral of Infant Campbell. White. Born: WA. Daughter of Eugene Campbell of Sprague. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner of Sprague. Cause of Death: suffocation. Death: April 26, 1918; Birth: April 26, 1918. Aged: 30 minutes. Father: Eugene Campbell, born WA; Mother: (Clara) Wilson born ID. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; only fee was that of a homemade coffin)


Campbell, James A. : (TS: 1866-1918) d. 5-23-1918  “Record of Funeral of James A. Campbell. White. Order given by Chas Stolp. Funeral: May 26, 1918, Sprague, 2 p.m. Clergyman: IOOF. Death: Near Ellensburg, WA, killed by train on May 23, 1918. Married. Protestant. Aged: 53 yrs 3 mos 23 days. Interment: E ½ Blk 95.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees included purchase of cemetery lot) “The death of James A. Campbell, NP station agent at Thrall Thursday night while going from town to his work on a speeder, brought deep regret to many who knew him and he will be especially missed by all who have had business with his office, for he was uniformly courteous and obliging. It may never be known why he remained on the track until struck, as he was familiar with the run and the time schedules of trains, but it is believed the passage of a troop train within 10 minutes of the passenger led to his error.  A great deal of sympathy goes to his wife and five daughters and son in their bereavement. The body was sent to Sprague for burial.” (Ellensburg Capital: 5-20-1918) (See SLE page 210) This shows his wife as Margaret Ann Perney (1863-1943), a native of Canada, who later made her permanent home in Spokane.   "The funeral of James A. Campbell was held here last Sunday at 2 p.m. from Masonic Hall with the Odd Fellows lodge in charge.  Burial was at Maccabee cemetery.  Mr. Campbell was operator for the N. P. Ry  at Thrall, a mountain station near Ellensburg.  His daughter Mrs. Ed Stolp was visiting the family at Ellensburg and Mr. Campbell had been at home to see her.  On Thursday evening, May 23, at 8:30 he left for Thrall on a speeder.  A fruit train on No. 42's time passed him and he supposed it was 42.  No. 42 came a few minutes later running without a head light and on account of the noise of his speeder he failed to hear it and was over taken.  Death was instantaneous life being extinct when he was picked up by the train men.  The body was taken to Ellensburg and taken in charge by the Odd Fellows who shipped it to Sprague on No. 4 Saturday evening.  Mr. Campbell was born January 31, 1865 at Collingwood, Ontario, being a little more than 53 years old at death.   He followed the telegraph business all of his life after beginning that service with the Canadian Pacific at Winnipeg when he was 18 years old.  He remained there several years and in 1889 was married to Miss Margaret Ann Terney at Port Arthur Ontario.  The family came to Minnesota in the late 80s and he entered the telegraph service with the N. P. remaining with them till his death.  He worked for a time in North Dakota and they came to Washington about 1900 and Mr. Campbell worked at various points on the Pasco division since having been on the first trick at Sprague from 1911 to 1914 and just previous to his death he had arranged to be transferred to Sprague again as third trick man.   Surviving relatives are, the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Chas. Melior of Spokane, Mrs. Chas. Stolp, Mrs. Ed Stolp of Sprague and Jean and Jessie at home and one son Jimmie in the mounted police service of the U. S. Army in France.  His mother is still living in their native town in Canada, also two brothers an three sisters.  The family will reside in Sprague for the present.  Mr. Campbell carried $2, 000 insurance in the M. W. A. being a member of the Sprague Camp, also $300 in the Telegraphers Order.    Jim as he was familiary called was an "always on the job" man, conscientious in all his dealings, a faithful member of the M. E. Church and a man whose chief aim in life was to accomplish the days work before him in the best possible manner.  He went thru life to the accompaniment of a cherry (cheery) little whistle which all his friends knew and which never failed him until his son Jimmie departed for France.  Unusual sorrow was felt at his death and the member of the family have the sympathy of all in their deep sorrow. " (Sprague Advocate, May 31, 1918) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.

Campbell, Laura Anna & baby: (TS: 26 Mar 1899-9 Feb 1922; w/o Jos Elbert) “Laura Anna Gambell, wife of J. E. Gambell; Died: 9 Feb 1922; Buried: 12 Feb 1922; also an infant born 15 minutes before the mother’s death. She left husband, parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister and Grandmother. Age 22 years 10 mos 11 days.” (St Johns Lutheran Ledger)


Campbell, Percy F.:  (TS: 1890-1970) Of possible interest, “Born: To the wife of James N. Campbell, at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Jan 7, 1890, a male child. Dr W. H. Olds done the honors upon the occasion. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, the Herald included, congratulate them for enlarging the population of Sprague by a native born. Mrs. Campbell is happy and Jimmy and the boy are doing well.” (Sprague Herald: 1-09-1890) An advertisement in 1889 reads: “J. N. Campbell, Sample Rooms. Railroad Avenue, Sprague, Washington Territory.” (Sprague Herald: 6-13-1889)              

Campbell, Rufus H.: (TS: 23 May 1861-4 Oct 1909)  “Death in a Run-a-way. Rufus H. Campbell Killed at His Home Near Big Lake Monday. Monday forenoon about ten o’clock the above named resident of this vicinity met death in a tragic manner. He was doing some hauling with a two horse team and a header box and had one of his smaller children with him. Coming to a closed gate leading into his barn lot, he took the child down from the wagon, opened the gate and led his team thru. The rack or box struck a post making a crash which frightened the team and in his efforts to hold them he was trampled to the ground, the team running over his prostrate form and one of the wheels crushing his head. His wife in the house heard him call and ran out to him but life was almost gone when she arrived.  Mr. Campbell was an old and well known resident of this vicinity, coming here 22 years ago from Lafayette County, Missouri. The funeral was delayed awaiting the arrival of a son form the East and was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Congregational Church, Rev Edwards officiating. The body was lain to rest in Maccabee Cemetery. Mr. Campbell was 48 years old and leaves to mourn his loss a widow, six boys and two girls.” (Sprague Advocate-Oct 8, 1909) “Rufus Campbell, for 22 years a resident of the Sprague country, was killed in a runaway accident, Oct 4th.”  (Citizen-Oct 15, 1909)


Campbell, Tillie B.:  (TS: 10 Nov 1879-14 June 1908; d/o M. & Tillie Arnet) “Ottilie Bertine (nee Arndt) Campbell; wife of Thomas Campbell; Born: 10 Nov 1879, Rogasen, Posen, Germany; Died: June 12, 1908; aged 28 years 7 months and 2 days; Buried: 14 June 1908, Sprague, WA.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register)

Carter, Aileen M: (added: d.6-13-1997)  “Aileen M. Carter, born: 11-17-1913 in Wappela, Saskatchewan, Canada; died:  6-13-1997 in Clarkston, WA; buried: 6-17-1997 in Sprague, WA”  (St John’s Luth ledger) See: SLE page 212. Aileen Maki Carter and her husband John reportedly arrived in Sprague in1946. She was Director of Nursing at Ritzville Memorial Hospital. They had two children, Edward J. and Thomas V.


Carter, John:  (added: d. 1-29-1984)  “John A. Carter. Born: 6-22-1908?, Butte, MT; Died: 1-29-1984, Ritzville, WA. Buried: 2-02-1984, Maccabee Cemetery.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) See SLE page 212-13. He and his wife Aileen came to Sprague after his stint in the Army in April 1946. An uncle is identified as Ed Gray of Reardan. Photo in text of John and Aileen with their adult sons, Tom and Ed.


Catterson, David Gillam: (TS: Apr 6, 1920-Nov 11, 1920) “Record of Funeral of David Gillam Catterson. Born: WA. Charge to C. N/U Catterson of Tyler. Funeral: Nov 13, 1920 at Community Church in Sprague, Rev Palmer, clergyman. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang of Sprague. Death: Nov 11, 1920 at Tyler. Cause: pneumonia. Aged: 6 months 25 days. Birth: April 16, 1920. Father: C. N. Catheson, born KS; Mother: Nettie Taylor, born Idaho. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for purchase of one grave lot)


Circle, Bryan Lee:  (TS: 1900-1964)  Shown as a son of David W. Circle.


Circle, David W.:  (TS: 1865-1920; d. 7-24-1920) “Record of Funeral of David W. Circle. Born: WV. Residence: Keystone. Order given by son, Bryan L. Circle. Charge to his estate. Funeral: July 25, 1920, at ME Church, 2 p.m. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang of Sprague. Death: July 24, 1920, at Myrtle Hospital. Cause: Peritonitis. Birth: Dec 7, 1865. Farmer. Married. Protestant. Aged: 54 yrs 7 mos 17 days.  Interment: Section 40, E ½” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for ½ block)  The Bureau of Land Management records of homestead applications show that David W. Circle applied for his homestead in Sec 10 Twp 20 Range 37 on Jan 28, 1908, near Keystone, in Adams County. His name also appears in the R. L. Polk Directory for Keystone in 1912-13. The Sprague Times circa 1906 shows D. W. Circle advertising in Keystone with a General Merchandise Store.


Circle, Sarah:  (TS: 1874-1968)


Clark, Harry,: (TS: 1863-1941) (d. 11-10-1941) “Funeral of Harry Clark. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: March 1863 at Cornwell, England. Death: 11-10-1941, at Sprague Hospital. Widow: Louisa M. Clark. Male, married, white, miner. Parents: unknown; Cause of death: cancer. Physician: Dr G. H. Howard, Sprague. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 11-12-1941” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Clark, Louis/Lewis Henry:  (TS: Oct 4, 1902-Feb 5, 1906; s/stone Vivian) “Lewis Henry Clark, the three year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Clark, died Monday night at 10 o’clock at the old Convent building of malignant diphtheria. The little fellow was stricken a week ago Sunday and suffered intensely until death removed him. His parents had a trained nurse with him and everything possible was done for him that parental love could suggest.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in Maccabee Cemetery. On account of the contagious nature of the disease with which he died there was no one except the minister and the family at the funeral. Rev H. L. Beightol conducted the services at the grave. Mr. & Mrs. Clark have the sympathy of the entire community. The death of a little child is a sad bereavement under the circumstances but the loss of this little one is a particularly heavy blow to the parents as he was their only child.” (Sprague Times-Feb 9, 1906) “Card of Thanks. We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who were so kind and helpful to us during the illness and death of our beloved child, Henry Lewis Clark.—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clark.” (Sprague Times: 2-16-1906)


Clark, Louisa:  (TS: 1871-1957)


Clark, Vivian:  (TS: 16 Jan 1905-16 Jan 1905; s/stone Louis H.)


Clemans, Horton H.: (TS: 1860-1914)


Coble, Emily:  (TS: 1896-        ) SLE page 220, Emily Becker Mills Coble died in Cheney on Aug 5, 1973, the widow of Henry Franklin Coble “Emily Coble.—Passed away Aug 5 at her home in Cheney, WA. She was a resident of Cheney, for 20 years. Formerly of Sprague. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Martin (Ellen) Holmes, Cheney, WA; 2 sons, John W. Mills, Riverside, CA, Dan Mills, Lancaster, CA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Ableman, Tyler, WA; Mrs. Katherine Dennis, Omak, WA; 6 brothers, John, Henry and Fred R. Becker, all of Sprague; Robert Becker, Sequim, WA, Harry Becker, Spokane; Albert Becker, Rathdrum, Idaho; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Royal Neighbors and American Legion Aux., all of Cheney, WA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug 9 at 10 a.m. from the Memorial Chapel of JeRue Funeral Home, Cheney, WA. The Rev Gerald A. Dittrich officiating. Interment will be Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Jerue Funeral Home, Cheney, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item; 1973)


Coble, Henry Franklin:  (TS: 20 July 1887-25 June 1939; WA Pvt Btry A 346; Field Arty WW I)   “Harry Franklin Coble. Born: 20 July 1888. Died: 6-25-1939. Buried: 6-28-1939” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) “Funeral of Harry Franklin Coble. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 7-20-1888, at Reardan, WA. Death: 6-25-1939 at home in Sprague, WA. Aged: 51 yrs 11 mos 6 days.  Male, married, white. Father: Christopher Columbus Coble, born IL; Mother: Ellen Carr, born KY. Cause of death: dilation of heart; edema of the lungs. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery, Lot 46 Section 1 Grave 5. Funeral at Lutheran Church at 2 pm. Interment: June 28, 1939.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) (The Sprague Advocate, June 29, 1939)  Henry Coble passed away Sunday from a hemorrhage of the lung.  Death came as a shock to the community.   The deceased was born July 20, 1888 at Reardan.  On June 27, 1925 he was married to Emily Mills at Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.   Locating in Sprague, Mr. Coble was employed by the State Highway Department and later by Lincoln county as road maintainer.  His parents preceded him in death.   He leaves his widow, four children, John William Mills, 21 of the CCC Camp at Metaline Falls; Daniel F. Mills, 19, with the coast artillery at Fort Warden;  Richard F. Coble, 7 and Emily Ellen Coble, 2 at the home in Sprague; one sister, Mrs. Ida Bentley of Spokane: two brothers John Coble of Oklahoma and Elmer Coble of Spokane, and a number of nephews and nieces.  Funeral services were held Wednesday from the St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mau officiating.  Interment was made in the Maccabee cemetery with the Newman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.* submitted by Barbara Curtis


Coe, Emma A.:  (TS: 1872-1940) d. 6-05-1940  “Funeral of Emma A. Coe. Residence: Chico, CA. Wife of C. O .Coe. Birth: about 1872 in Missouri; Death: 6-05-1940 at Chico Hospital. Age: about 68. Female, widowed, white, property owner. Father: Michael Biernback born Germany. Mother: no record. Physician: Dr C. E. Plumb of Chico, CA. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: Congregational Church at 1:30 p.m. Interment: June 10, 1940.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for opening and closing of grave, telegram to Mary Long, Chico, CA, ordered by Chas Biernback)


Coleman, Sarah Jane: (TS: Mar 22, 1825-Dec 22, 1911, mother) “On Friday, Dec 22, 1911 at the U. G. Robinson home in Sprague, occurred the death of one of the older generation of our people.  Mrs. Coleman, mother of Mrs. U. G. Robinson, passed away at the extreme age of 84 years and 9 months. The funeral was held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Baptist Church, Rev D E Baker of Ritzville officiating and burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery.  Sarah Jane Ross was born March 22, 1828 in Geneva, Penn.  She was married to L L Coleman Nov 14, 1850 and six children were born to them. Four of these and the husband preceded her in death. The surviving children are  Wm J Coleman of New Geneva, Penn., and Effie Robinson of Sprague.  Other surviving relatives are: two sisters in Pennsylvania, 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Coleman was a loving mother and a woman of many noble traits of character. She was a faithful member of the Mt Moriah Presbyterian church of Redstone Presbytery of Pennsylvania, holding her membership there all her life. She came to Washington Dec 13, 1888 with her two daughters and resided with the younger, Mrs. U. G. Robinson until her death.  Card of Thanks. U. G. Robinson and family desire to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted them during the sickness and death of Mrs. Robinson’s mother, Mrs. Sarah Jane Coleman.” (Sprague Advocate-Dec 29, 1911) 


Collins, infant of Malcolm:  (TS: April 1939; inf/o Malcolm & Dorothy) 


Collins, Sarah Ann: (added; d. 11-17-1937) “Funeral of Sarah Ann Collins. Residence: Sprague, WA. Wife of Malcolm F. Collins. Birth: April 16, 1899, Beaman, Iowa; Death: Nov 17, 1937 at Sprague Hotel. Aged: 38 yrs 7 mos 11 days. Female, married, white, housewife. Father: Haram Dew. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Burial: Maccabee, Lot 119 West, Grave 7, Section 1. Funeral at Federated Church at 2:30 p.m. Interment: Nov 19, 1937. We did not look after the grave. County warrant.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Ann Collins, 38, Sprague, mother of seven children, were held on Friday afternoon, with the Rev L. A. Plankenhorn in charge. Mrs. Collins died Wednesday afternoon from bronchial pneumonia. The  family has lived in Reardan and Sprague, having come to the county from Iowa .” (Odessa Record: 11-25-1937)


Colvin, Wesley E: (added: d. 4-06-1998) "Wesley E. Colvin. Born: 6-06-1926, Durante, Oklahoma; Died: 4-06-1998, Spokane, WA; Buried: 4-09-1998, Sprague, WA." (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) "Wesley E. Colvin (age 71) of Sprague, WA entered into rest April 6, 1998 in Spokane, WA. He is survived by his wife Reba (Mickey) Colvin at the home; sons: Wayne Colvin of Sprague, WA, and Mike Colvin of Airway Heights, WA., daughters: Judy Colvin of Spokane, WA, Glenda Scholten of Sprague, WA, Jeannie Lynch of Sprague, WA, and Sharon Perry of Airway Heights, WA; Two brothers, two sisters, 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mr. Colvin was born June 6, 1926 in Durante, OK. He joined the navy at a very young age and served his country in WW II and Korea. He married Reba (Mickey) Webb on June 17, 1947 in Visalia, CA. After his discharge from the navy Mr. Colvin worked highway construction in California. He and his family moved to Spokane, WA in 1970 and he continued to work in construction until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Colvin has lived in Sprague since 1982. He loved his family and enjoyed old cars, dominos, cards and woodworking. He will be greatly missed. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998 at the Sprague Lutheran Church, Urn burial in Maccabee Cemetery in Sprague. Cremation entrusted to Cheney Funeral Chapel, 1632 W First St, Cheney, WA. 99004." (Sprague Advocate: 4-09-1998) (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) 


Conlee, L. A.: * (TS: died: June 24, 1895, aged 38 years) (Edit: burial pre-dates this cemetery)


Cook, Bard:  (TS: 1879-1967; s/stone Pearl Lee)  d. 11-18-1967; s/o Ira F. & Catherine;

See SLE pages 225-229


Cook, Dock:  (TS: 27 Mar 1893-22 Apr 1959) See SLE p. 227, as Reginald, born 3-27-1895; died: 4-22-1959, never married.


Cook, Louetta:  (TS: 1911-        ; s/stone Roy W.)


Cook, Mary Jane: (added; d. 10-10-1916) “Mary Jane Cook. Female, white, widow, housekeeper. Birth: don’t know; Age: about 70 years. Birthplace: PA. Parents: don’t know; Informant: Charles Cook, Sprague, WA.  Death: Oct 10, 1916 in Adams County, WA. Cause: endocarditis of several years duration. Contributory: nephritis of 3 mos duration. J. E. Bittner, MD, Sprague, WA. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery on Oct 12, 1916. W R Lee, undertaker, Sprague, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “Record of Funeral of Mary Jane Cook. Funeral: Oct 12, 1916 at ME Church at 11 a.m. Physician: Dr J E Bittner of Sprague. Cause of death: endocardititis. Death: Oct 10, 1916; Birth: don’t know. Housekeeper. Protestant. Aged: 70 years. Mother’s Maiden name: Mary Jane Thompson (sic)” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees include outlay for grave and opening of grave.) 


Cook, Pearl Lee:  (TS: 1888-1956; s/stone Bard; daughter of Nathaniel Davis Sr. and Harriet Boyer Davis) see SLE;  d. Apr 18, 1956; b. 6-14-1888; m. Bard Cook on 11-25-1903. She had 3 sons: Floyd Barnard, 1905; Everett Nathanial, 1906; Harry Elmo, 1912.


Cook, Rosa:  (TS: 1886-1971; s/stone William) see SLE page 227 & 248;  d. May 24, 1971. birth: ________; married William on 11-19-1901. “Rosa F Cook.—Her home Spragu, WA. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Ethel Tuggle, Sprague, WA; one brother, Dr W. O. Gresham, Seattle, WA; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Roy Cook, Lamont, WA; one granddaughter, Mrs. Curtis (Lorraine) White, Lamont, WA; 3 great grandchildren.  A member of the Community Church, Sprague, WA; Lamont Grange.  Funeral services Thursday, May 27 at 2 p.m. from the Community Church, Sprague, WA. The Rev Francis Klontz officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook)


Cook, Roy William:  (TS: 1904-1968; s/stone Louetta) SLE  p. 248; b. July 18, 1904; d. 11-15-1968


Cook, William:  (TS: 1875-1945; s/stone Rosa) See SLE page 227, 231-234, birth 9-09-1875; death: 4-03-1945. Married: Rosa Frances Davis on Nov 19, 1901.  “Funeral of William Cook. Husband of Rhoda Cook. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: Sept 9, 1875, Iowa. Death: 4-03-1945 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. Aged: 69 yrs 6 mos 24 days. Male, married, white, retired farmer. Father: Ira Cook, born IL; Mother: Kitty Cavalry, born IL. Physician: Dr Wilfred Flaherty, Spokane. Burial: Maccabee, Lot 5 Grave 2 Section 1. Funeral: Community Church at 2 p.m.; Interment: 4-06-1945” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Cooper, Josephine:  (TS: 27 Nov 1912-31 July 1914) 


Cordill, Carrie J.: (TS: Dec 6, 1898-Sept 6, 1912; d/o M. A. & Cora A.) “Carrie J., beloved daughter of Mr. & Mrs. N. A. Cordill, died at Sprague last Saturday after a siege of typhoid fever. A weak heart rendered her unable to withstand the ordinary virulence of the disease and death claimed her. She was born Dec 6, 1897 near Sprague, being 14 years 9 months and 1 day old at death. The funeral was held on Monday at 11 a.m. from the M E Church in Sprague, Rev McCabe, a Church of Christ minister from Spokane, officiating. A large number of friends followed the remains to Maccabee Cemetery where interment was made. Deceased is survived by her parents, two brothers and a sister.  The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sadly bereaved family.  Card of Thanks.  We desire thru the columns of the Advocate to express to our many friends, our gratitude for their kindness to us during the loss of our beloved daughter.—Mr. & Mrs. N. A. Cordill.”  (Sprague Advocate-Sept 13, 1912)  Edit: The W ½ Block 54 was purchased by N. A. Cordill on March 17, 1913.


Cordill, N. A.: owner W ½ Blk 54 of Maccabee

Corporon, Lottie Gertrude: (TS: 1905-1938; d. 8-12-1938)  “Funeral of Lottie Corporon. Residence: Oroville, WA. Birth: 7-23-1905 at Sprague, WA. Death: 8-12-1938, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane. Wife of F. F. Corporon. Female, married, white, housewife. Father: Henry Ludtke, born Germany (Pommerian); Mother: Martha Arndt, born Germany (Posen). Physician: Dr Geo Anderson of Spokane. Cause of death: meningitis septic. Burial: Maccabee; Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: August 14, 1938” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) SLE page 466: Charlotte Gertrude married Floyd Corporon. She had three children: Jack, Gloria and Lois. A photo shows Lottie (Ludtke) Corcoran standing next to Floyd Corporan.


Countryman, Albert W.:  (TS: 1898-1972; father; s/stone Laveda) d. 5-08-72 See SLE page 236-7  Albert W. Countryman married Laveda Mapes in 1920. They had four children: Clara Mae (1921), Milton (1925), Jean (1926), and Thelma (1928).


Countryman, Emma C.: (TS: 1862-1959; s/stone George W.)


Countryman, George W.:  (TS: 1862-1949; s/stone Emma C.) See SLE pages 471-2: George and Emma Countryman came to the Lamont area in 1905 from Iowa. From Lamont they moved to Cheney. They had four children: Clarence (m. Minnie Mapes), Edna (m. Harry Bowen), May (m. Dave Schell), and Ralph (m./Alice Holliday). In 1912 George advertised the sale of four good horses with his address as 1 ½ miles east of the Dewey schoolhouse.


Countryman, Laveda:  (TS: 1900-____; mother; s/stone Albert W.) See SLE pages 236-7 and 470-1. Laveda was the daughter of Milton and Josie Mapes. She married Albert Countryman in 1920.


Cox, Jane Arabelle: (TS: 1862-1939; d. 11-21-1939) “Funeral of Mrs. Jane Arabelle Cox. Residence: Sprague, WA. Wife of Peter Cox. Birth: 1-14-1862, Jasper County, Iowa. Death: 11-21-1939, at home. Aged: 77 yrs 10 mos 7 days. Female, widow, white, housewife. Maiden name: Jane Fuqua. Father: Robert Daniel Fuqua, born KY; Mother: Mary Frances Dawson, born KY. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery, Lot 68 Grave 6 Section 1. Funeral at chapel at 1 p.m. Rev Plankenhorn. Interment: 11-24-1939” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Cox, Phillip P.: (added: d. Sept 1909)  “Died in Jail.  Phillip P. Cox, a swamper in the Paffenroth Saloon, died in the city jail Saturday night of alcoholism.  He was said to have been a barber shop proprietor in Portland at one time. Little is known of his life history. He was buried in the Maccabee Cemetery Tuesday at the expense of the county.”  (Sprague Advocate-Sept 10, 1909)Cox, Phillip P., Sept 4, 1909, Phillip P. Cox, a swamper in the Paffenroth saloon, died in the Sprague jail sometime during Saturday night, Sept 4th, of alcoholism. His remains were buried in the Maccabee Cemetery at the county’s expense. (Citizen)    

Craig, Jeanette Cowan Borland: (TS: 1847-1911)  “On Tuesday, Dec 19 at Cheney occurred the death of Mrs. Jeanette Cowan Craig, mother of Mrs. Margaret Craig Curran, former County Supt of Schools of Lincoln County. Mrs. Geo Brooks of Sprague is another daughter.  The funeral was held from the Congregational Church at Sprague this morning at ten o’clock, Rev J. Edwards officiating, and burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery. The obituary will be published next week.” (Sprague Advocate-Dec 22, 1911) “Jeanette Cowan Borland was born in Glasgow, Scotland, August 12, 1842, and died at Cheney, Wash., Dec 19, 1911, aged 69 years 4 months and 7 days.  At the age of three, she came with her parents to Nova Scotia and from there went to Pennsylvania. During the ‘gold rush’ to California, her parents moved to that state. In 1855 she married W P A Craig. To the union were born five daughters and one son, the son dying in infancy. The father died in Sprague nine years ago. The five surviving daughters are: Mrs. Isabel Cody of Keller; Mrs. K. Jean Hoskins of Reno, Nev., Mrs. Frances Brooks of Sprague; Mrs. Ella Crowley of Mohler; and Mrs. Margaret Curran of Cheney.  Mrs. Craig has lived in this state since 1885, a portion of the time in Sprague and has many acquaintances here who sympathize with the children in their bereavement. Since the death of her husband she has made her home with her daughter Margaret who has been the comfort of her declining years.” (Sprague Advocate-Dec 29, 1911) 


Craig, William Porter Anderson: (TS: 1824-1902; h/o Janet C.) “W. P. A. Craig was born in Egypt, Illinois, Jan 4, 1824. Died at Sprague Aug 22, 1902. His early childhood was spent in Illinois and Alabama. At the age of seventeen he began teaching school and after a few years in this profession he entered the Rush Medical College of Chicago. In 1850 his failing health caused him to seek a change of climate, so he started out with an ox team and crossed the plains to California, where he sought health and wealth in the gold fields.  Three years later, his health again being poor, he went to sea in an old sailing ship. In 1854 he returned to California and was married to Janet Borland.  They remained in California until 1862, moving in that year to Illinois, where he resided until 1875. Then he again came west, locating in Washington in 1885, settling in this locality, making him one of the early settlers in this district.  His travels were quite extensive, he having visited almost every state in the Union, Central America and the West Indian Islands. He made eight trips between San Francisco and New York, going around the Horn three times. The other times he crossed the Isthmus of Panama, as it was before the days of railroads.  He was a kind and indulgent father and a most devoted husband. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, five daughters, seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild. (Sprague Times-Aug 22, 1902) 


Cree, Bessie Helen:  (TS: Oct 28, 1898-Jan 10, 1910; d/o Daniel & Martha) “Bessie Helen Cree, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dan Cree living 11 miles southeast of Sprague, died Monday morning at 10 o’clock of diabetes.  Rev Edwards of the Congregational Church preached the funeral sermon Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Cree home after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Maccabee Cemetery.  Bessie Helen was 11 years, 2 months and 13 days old at death and leaves beside her loving parents one sister and three brothers to mourn her early departure from this life. She had suffered from the malady which ended her life for over a year.” (Sprague Advocate-Jan 14, 1910)


Cree, Daniel: Owner Lots 3, 4, 5, & 6; Block 103; May 23, 1910. See SLE  p. 237-8

Cree, Daniel:  (TS: died Oct 2, 1912, aged 70 yrs) “Dan Cree, a prosperous farmer living about 12 miles southeast of Sprague, died Wednesday of softening of the brain following grip and other complications, aged 70 years and 26 days. Mr. Cree was one of the oldest residents of Sprague country coming here 36 years ago and settling on the farm where he died. He was born in Scotland, Sept 6, 1842, and has lived in New Zealand, Australia, Oregon and Washington, having followed the sheep business most of the early part of his life.  Mr. & Mrs. Cree were married 25 years ago and to the union 5 children have been born, 3 boys and 2 girls, one of the girls having died some years ago. The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the home, Rev Edwards officiating. After the services at the home the remains will be brought to Sprague and burial will be made in Maccabee Cemetery. There will be no services here except at the grave and these will be in charge of the Masons of which order Mr. Cree was a member.” (Sprague Advocate-Oct 4, 1912) “The funeral of Dan Cree was held Sunday morning from the home, Rev Edwards officiating. Interment was at Maccabee Cemetery and when the procession reached Sprague members of the Masonic order took charge of the ceremonies. The beautiful Masonic ceremonial was used. Past Master Wm Buckley acting as master of ceremonies. The floral display was magnificent, one piece, the Compass and Square given by the Masons, being particularly beautiful. Mrs. Cree and family are deeply appreciative for the many kindnesses shown them by the loyal friends and neighbors who assisted them in their bereavement. To these and to the brethren in Masonry they express their heartiest thanks for all the kind favors.” (Sprague Advocate-Oct 11, 1912) 


Cree, Daniel James: (TS: 1900-1951) See SLE p. 237; born April 10, 1900, married Nov 16, 1921 to Gwendolyn (Dola) Walker. ‘Jim’ died March 12, 1961. Dola remarried on March 31, 1963 to Oscar Polenske and died nine months later, with burial in Maccabee.


Cree, Gordon James:  (TS: 1922-1961) See SLE page 237-8. He was the son of (Daniel) ‘Jim’ and Dola Walker Cree. He was married to Thelma Countryman  in 1946, they had one daughter and two sons. He died in a car accident at Moses Lake. Thelma died in 1973.

Cree, Martha:  (added; d. 4-20-1932)  “Record of Funeral: Martha Cree. Born: Scotland. Wife of Daniel Cree, deceased. Charge to her estate, address: Lamont, WA. Funeral: Apr 23, 1932 at Sprague Federated Church with Dr Chas Evans, clergy. Death: Apr 20, 1932 at farm home. Cause of death: cancer of breast. Housewife. Widow. Protestant. Birth: July 10, 1864. Aged: 67 yrs 9 mos 10 days. Father: Peter Cochran, born Scotland; Mother: Jean Wilson, born Scotland.  Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See SLE pages 237-8. Five children were born to Martha and Daniel: Junia, Peter, Wilson, James and Nellie (who died at age 12). Edit: this list is confusing in that Bessie Helen was 12, d/o Martha and Daniel. James is actually Daniel James born 1900


Cree, Thelma (added; d. Nov 1973) “Thelma F. Cree.—Her home Sprague, WA. Survived by one daughter, Linda Maria Cree; 2 sons, Gordon James and William John Cree, all of Sprague, WA; her mother, Mrs. Albert Countryman, Sprague, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack Duncan, Spokane; Mrs. Bill Hall, Sprague, WA; one brother, Milton Countryman, Sprague, WA. A member of the Community Church . Funeral services Saturday, Nov 10 at 10 a.m. from the Community Church of Sprague, WA, Rev Eldon Clark officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery of Sprague, WA, The Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 11-09-1973; scrapbook obit)


Crews, Annalee:  (TS: 1910-1914; d/o W. H. & Nell)


Crews, William H,:  (TS: 1886-1919) “Record of Funeral of Wm H. Crews. Born: Missouri. Residence: 2 ½ miles NW of Ewan. Charge to R. H. Clark of Spokane. Order given by R. H. Clark and Chas Crews. Funeral: Oct 28, 1919 at Lee Chapel at 10;30. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner of Sprague. Death: Oct 26, 1919 at residence.  Cause: pulmonary tuberculosis. Birth: Apr 9, 1886. Aged: 33 yrs 6 mos 17 days. Farmer, Married. Protestant. Father: Wm H. Crews, born MO; Mother: Sarah Dinsmore born KY. Mother’s maiden name: Dinemor. Interment: Section 41 E ½.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees included price of one lot and two grave markers)

Cushman, Doris:  (TS: 1902-1961; s/stone Louis) mention in SLE pages 45 & 78, and 194: single, employed by US Post Office and as city librarian. She was the daughter of Dr F. L. and Mrs. Rhoda Cushman and sister to Louis.


Cushman, Dr Frederick L.: (TS: 1847-1907) Dr Frederick L. Cushman was the husband of Rhoda and had two known children, Louis and Doris.


Cushman, Louis: (TS: no dates; s/stone Doris) Louis Cushman was a son of Dr Frederick L- Cushman and his wife, Rhoda Ann.


Cushman, Rhoda Ann:  (TS: 1868-1952) Rhoda Ann Cushman, wife of Dr Frederick L. Cushman, was widowed in 1907 and continued to reside in Sprague with her two children, Louis and Doris. See SLE 194 where they were the neighbors  of the Brown family.



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